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Starting Words

Suggestions from around the Internet.
* = newest (July 5, 2022)

SIREN- OCTAL
ADIEU

SOARE
IDEAL – SOUTH
* ROATE – RAISE
* CRANE
* STARE

Bill Gates likes AUDIO & OUNCE. I don’t find those work as well as SIREN & OCTAL.
He also looks for vowels in position 2 & 4.
Look for pairs: CH & SL

* STARE – Given that S is the most common first letter among Wordle answers, A is the most common third letter, and E is the most common final letter.

(From: https://gamingintel.com/best-wordle-starting-word-first-win-every-time/)

ETAOIN – most used letters
Suggested Starting Words From Around the ‘Net
ADEPT
ADIEU
AISLE
AUDIO
BAKES
BOOST
CHEAT
CLAMP
CLASP
CLOSE
CRANE
DEPOT
FIELD
FIRST
LANCE
LEANT
MAKER
MANIC
NUDGE
PANIC
PIOUS
PLAID
PRINT
REACH
RECAP
REGAL
ROAST
ROATE
SCALP
SLATE
SLICE
STARE
STORY
STRAP
TEARY
TIGER
TOAST
TRACE
TRAIN
TRAMP
TRICE
TRIED
ULCER
WIELD
YACHT
YIELD

It can be hard to make a guess that you know couldn’t be correct, because it doesn’t include a letter that you already know is needed to win. But if you can fight that impulse, the information-maximizing strategy is to make your first few guesses span as many common letters as possible with a set of guesses like:
YOURS
LIMED
CHANT
SIREN – these two words give you 10
OCTAL – of the most common letters
DUMPY
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SOARE
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Start with: S, C, B, T, A
End with: E, Y, T, R
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1 in 3 words have a duplicated letter
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S has not been used to make a Plural (the last time I checked was June 2022)


2022 Words used

Through September 6, 2022

A – IJ – RS – Z
ABACK
ABASE
ABATE
ABBEY
ABYSS
ACUTE
ADOBE
AGAPE
AGATE
AGREE
AHEAD
ALBUM
ALIEN
ALLOW
ALOFT
ALONE
ALTAR
AMPLE
ANGRY
APHID
APRON
ARGUE
AROMA
ASIDE
ASKEW
ASSET
ATOLL
ATONE
ATONE
AUDIT
AWAKE
AWFUL
BADGE
BADLY
BANAL
BASIC
BATON
BATTY
BAYOU
BEADY
BEING
BELCH
BELLY
BENCH
BERTH
BIOME
BLACK
BLAND
BLEED
BLOKE
BLOWN
BLUFF
BLURT
BLUSH
BOOBY
BOOST
BOOZY
BRAKE
BREAK
BRIAR
BRIBE
BRINE
BRING
BRINK
BUGGY
CACAO
CANNY
CARGO
CATER
CAULK
CHAMP
CHANT
CHARM
CHEAT
CHEEK
CHEST
CHIEF
CHILL
CHOKE
CHUNK
CIGAR
CINCH
CIVIC
CLICK
CLING
CLOCK
CLOTH
CLOWN
CLUCK
COAST
COLON
COMET
COMMA
CONIC
CORNY
COULD
COYLY
CRAMP
CRANK
CRASS
CRATE
CRAZE
CRAZY
CREAK
CREAK
CREPT
CRIMP
CROAK
CRUST
CYNIC
DEATH
DELTA
DELVE
DEPOT
DEPTH
DIGIT
DODGE
DONOR
DOWRY
DOZEN
DRAIN
DRINK
DROLL
DUCHY
DUTCH
DWARF
EGRET
ELDER
ELOPE
ENEMA
EPOCH
EPOXY
ERODE
ERROR
ESSAY
EVADE
EXULT
FARCE
FAVOR
FEIGN
FERRY
FEWER
FIELD
FINER
FIRST
FIXER
FJORD
FLAIR
FLESH
FLICK
FLING
FLOAT
FLOCK
FLOOD
FLOSS
FLUFF
FLUME
FOCAL
FOCUS
FORAY
FORGE
FORGO
FORTH
FOUND
FOYER
FRAME
FRESH
FRONT
FROTH
FUNGI
GAMER
GAMMA
GAUDY
GAUZE
GAWKY
GECKO
GIRTH
GLASS
GLEAN
GLOAT
GLOOM
GOLEM
GONER
GOOSE
GORGE
GOUGE
GRADE
GREAT
GREET
GRIME
GRIPE
GROIN
GROUP
GROWL
GRUEL
GUILD
GULLY
HAIRY
HATCH
HEATH
HEIST
HELIX
HERON
HINGE
HOARD
HOMER
HUMOR
HUMPH
HUNKY
HUTCH
HYPER
INERT
INPUT
INTER
IRONY
ISLET
IVORY
JAUNT
KARMA
KEBAB
KHAKI
KNOLL
LABEL
LABOR
LAPEL
LAPSE
LARVA
LIGHT
LILAC
LINEN
LIVER
LOOPY
LOSER
LOWLY
LUSTY
LYING
MADAM
MAJOR
MANOR
MARRY
MASSE
MAXIM
MERIT
METAL
MIDGE
MIDST
MIMIC
MINCE
MODEL
MOIST
MONEY
MONTH
MOTOR
MOTTO
MOULT
MOUNT
MOURN
MOVIE
NASTY
NATAL
NAVAL
NEEDY
NIGHT
NYMPH
OFFAL
OLIVE
ONSET
OTHER
OUGHT
OUTDO
OXIDE
PANEL
PANIC
PAPER
PARRY
PATTY
PAUSE
PEACH
PERCH
PERKY
PHASE
PICKY
PIETY
PILOT
PINTO
PITHY
PLANT
PLEAT
PLUCK
POINT
POKER
POUND
POWER
PRICK
PRIDE
PRIMO
PRINT
PRIZE
PROVE
PROXY
PULPY
PURGE
QUERY
QUIET
RADIO
REACT
REBUS
REBUT
RENEW
REPAY
RETCH
RETRO
RHINO
RHYME
ROBIN
ROBOT
ROGUE
ROOMY
ROUGE
ROUND
ROYAL
RUDER
RUPEE
RUSTY
SALAD
SAUTE
SCARE
SCOUR
SCRAP
SEEDY
SERVE
SEVER
SHAKE
SHALL
SHAME
SHARD
SHAWL
SHINE
SHIRE
SHOWN
SHOWY
SHRUB
SHRUG
SIEGE
SISSY
SKILL
SLOSH
SLUMP
SLUNG
SMART
SMEAR
SMELT
SMITE
SNOUT
SOLAR
SOLVE
SONIC
SOWER
SPEND
SPICY
SPIKE
SPILL
SPRAY
SQUAD
STAFF
STAIR
STAND
START
STEAD
STEED
STINK
STOMP
STOOL
STORE
STORY
STOUT
STOVE
SUGAR
SURER
SWEET
SWILL
SWIRL
TACIT
TANGY
TAPIR
TAUNT
TEASE
THEIR
THORN
THOSE
THUMB
TIARA
TIGER
TILDE
TIPSY
TODAY
TOTEM
TRACE
TRAIN
TRAIT
TRASH
TRAWL
TREAT
TRIAD
TRITE
TROLL
TROPE
TROVE
TRUSS
TRYST
TWANG
TWEED
TWICE
ULCER
ULTRA
UNFED
UNFIT
UNIFY
UNMET
USHER
USING
VIRAL
VITAL
VIVID
VODKA
VOICE
VOUCH
WACKY
WASTE
WATCH
WEARY
WEDGE
WHACK
WHELP
WHOOP
WINCE
WOOER
WORLD
WOVEN
WROTE
WRUNG
YEARN
YIELD
YOUTH
ZESTY
ABACK
ABASE
ABATE
ABBEY
ABYSS
ACUTE
ADOBE
AGAPE
AGATE
AGREE
AHEAD
ALBUM
ALIEN
ALLOW
ALOFT
ALONE
ALTAR
AMPLE
ANGRY
APHID
APRON
ARGUE
AROMA
ASIDE
ASKEW
ASSET
ATOLL
ATONE
ATONE
AUDIT
AWAKE
AWFUL
BADGE
BADLY
BANAL
BASIC
BATON
BATTY
BAYOU
BEADY
BEING
BELCH
BELLY
BENCH
BERTH
BIOME
BLACK
BLAND
BLEED
BLOKE
BLOWN
BLUFF
BLURT
BLUSH
BOOBY
BOOST
BOOZY
BRAKE
BREAK
BRIAR
BRIBE
BRINE
BRING
BRINK
BUGGY
CACAO
CANNY
CARGO
CATER
CAULK
CHAMP
CHANT
CHARM
CHEAT
CHEEK
CHEST
CHIEF
CHILL
CHOKE
CHUNK
CIGAR
CINCH
CIVIC
CLICK
CLING
CLOCK
CLOTH
CLOWN
CLUCK
COAST
COLON
COMET
COMMA
CONIC
CORNY
COULD
COYLY
CRAMP
CRANK
CRASS
CRATE
CRAZE
CRAZY
CREAK
CREAK
CREPT
CRIMP
CROAK
CRUST
CYNIC
DEATH
DELTA
DELVE
DEPOT
DEPTH
DIGIT
DODGE
DONOR
DOWRY
DOZEN
DRAIN
DRINK
DROLL
DUCHY
DUTCH
DWARF
EGRET
ELDER
ELOPE
ENEMA
EPOCH
EPOXY
ERODE
ERROR
ESSAY
EVADE
EXULT
FARCE
FAVOR
FEIGN
FERRY
FEWER
FIELD
FINER
FIRST
FIXER
FJORD
FLAIR
FLESH
FLICK
FLING
FLOAT
FLOCK
FLOOD
FLOSS
FLUFF
FLUME
FOCAL
FOCUS
FORAY
FORGE
FORGO
FORTH
FOUND
FOYER
FRAME
FRESH
FRONT
FROTH
FUNGI
GAMER
GAMMA
GAUDY
GAUZE
GAWKY
GECKO
GIRTH
GLASS
GLEAN
GLOAT
GLOOM
GOLEM
GONER
GOOSE
GORGE
GOUGE
GRADE
GREAT
GREET
GRIME
GRIPE
GROIN
GROUP
GROWL
GRUEL
GUILD
GULLY
HAIRY
HATCH
HEATH
HEIST
HELIX
HERON
HINGE
HOARD
HOMER
HUMOR
HUMPH
HUNKY
HUTCH
HYPER
INERT
INPUT
INTER
IRONY
ISLET
IVORY
JAUNT
KARMA
KEBAB
KHAKI
KNOLL





LABEL
LABOR
LAPEL
LAPSE
LARVA
LIGHT
LILAC
LINEN
LIVER
LOOPY
LOSER
LOWLY
LUSTY
LYING
MADAM
MAJOR
MANOR
MARRY
MASSE
MAXIM
MERIT
METAL
MIDGE
MIDST
MIMIC
MINCE
MODEL
MOIST
MONEY
MONTH
MOTOR
MOTTO
MOULT
MOUNT
MOURN
MOVIE
NASTY
NATAL
NAVAL
NEEDY
NIGHT
NYMPH
OFFAL
OLIVE
ONSET
OTHER
OUGHT
OUTDO
OXIDE
PANEL
PANIC
PAPER
PARRY
PATTY
PAUSE
PEACH
PERCH
PERKY
PHASE
PICKY
PIETY
PILOT
PINTO
PITHY
PLANT
PLEAT
PLUCK
POINT
POKER
POUND
POWER
PRICK
PRIDE
PRIMO
PRINT
PRIZE
PROVE
PROXY
PULPY
PURGE
QUERY
QUIET
RADIO
REACT
REBUS
REBUT
RENEW
REPAY
RETCH
RETRO
RHINO
RHYME
ROBIN
ROBOT
ROGUE
ROOMY
ROUGE
ROUND
ROYAL
RUDER
RUPEE
RUSTY
SALAD
SAUTE
SCARE
SCOUR
SCRAP
SEEDY
SERVE
SEVER
SHAKE
SHALL
SHAME
SHARD
SHAWL
SHINE
SHIRE
SHOWN
SHOWY
SHRUB
SHRUG
SIEGE
SISSY
SKILL
SLOSH
SLUMP
SLUNG
SMART
SMEAR
SMELT
SMITE
SNOUT
SOLAR
SOLVE
SONIC
SOWER
SPEND
SPICY
SPIKE
SPILL
SPRAY
SQUAD
STAFF
STAIR
STAND
START
STEAD
STEED
STINK
STOMP
STOOL
STORE
STORY
STOUT
STOVE
SUGAR
SURER
SWEET
SWILL
SWIRL
TACIT
TANGY
TAPIR
TAUNT
TEASE
THEIR
THORN
THOSE
THUMB
TIARA
TIGER
TILDE
TIPSY
TODAY
TOTEM
TRACE
TRAIN
TRAIT
TRASH
TRAWL
TREAT
TRIAD
TRITE
TROLL
TROPE
TROVE
TRUSS
TRYST
TWANG
TWEED
TWICE
ULCER
ULTRA
UNFED
UNFIT
UNIFY
UNMET
USHER
USING
VIRAL
VITAL
VIVID
VODKA
VOICE
VOUCH
WACKY
WASTE
WATCH
WEARY
WEDGE
WHACK
WHELP
WHOOP
WINCE
WOOER
WORLD
WOVEN
WROTE
WRUNG
YEARN
YIELD
YOUTH
ZESTY