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Welcome to another installment of Wordle, the game that can be as harrowing as any Elden Ring race if you’re willing to guess. Well, at least that’s how I felt today when I only got today’s word on my sixth guess. I’ve also been playing a lot of Elden Ring, so the comparison felt right to me.

I’m really curious to see what people think of the word today, as it’s a more complicated one that probably won’t occur to many people without some pretty elaborate guesswork or specific background. We’ll see how it goes, though, and the answer lies below. But first…

An introduction to Wordle

  • For those new to the game, read this word primer before you start playing and learn how this trend started.
  • Then if you want some advanced tactics to get those answers with little guesswork, you can read the Wordle tips and tricks guide here.

Today’s Wordle #309 Answer and Clue

Alright, before we go any further, I’ll start this off with a big spoiler warning in case you’ve ended up on this answer page, or if you just want a hint. As for that track? I would say that if you have a background in science, or were pretty good at the subject in school, you might have a leg up on the competition today.

And the answer is…


Inert is what I think of when I think of noble gases or other scientific stuff. The official definition of inert is “without the ability or strength to move,” so it could technically apply to me when I wake up in the morning every day.

As you can see, this was a very close call and a rare full six guess attempt for me. But I squeezed it in at the last minute, and even the NYT puzzle screen is relieved, apparently. So how did I get there?

I started with CRANE, my usual choice, and it took me too long to think of a second qualifying word, which was ENTER, not ideal because it uses two E’s, but at least it added a T to my RNE and showed that the N was in the correct place. And then I started throwing around guesses that I knew were wrong to narrow things down > UNTIE got me the I and from here I didn’t realize I actually already had all the letters as I forgot the R existed at all. From there I did INTEL to confirm that I was the head vowel. Then I thought I had it in the back with INEPT, until I remembered that I forgot the R from four tries ago and then got INERT. Phew, actually.

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