‘Wordle’ #1,032 Clues and Answer for Tuesday, April 16 Puzzle

If you need help with today’s Wordle, you have come to the right place, as Newsweek is here to figure out the answer.

Wordle took the world by storm when it was released to the public back in October 2021. Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle created a prototype for the word puzzle game in 2013 but perfected it during the COVID-19 pandemic as a gift for his crossword-loving partner. He didn’t realize the online sensation it would soon become.

In November 2021, Wordle had 91 players. By January 2022, that figure had risen to 2 million. Impressed with Wordle‘s success, The New York Times purchased the game for a “seven-figure sum,” adding it to its roster of brainteasers.

More than two years later, the game still has an estimated 250,000 daily players, according to the website Gitnux.

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Woman plays “Wordle” on her smartphone at the kitchen table of her home on 26th November 2023 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The game was created and developed by software engineer Josh Wardle and has been…

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A major part of Wordle‘s appeal is its simplicity. Players have to work out a mystery five-letter word in six guesses or fewer, and then a color-coded tile system lets you know if you’re on the right track.

A green tile means the letter is correct, while yellow tells you the letter appears in the word but is just in the wrong spot, and a gray tile shows that the letter does not appear in the word at all.

Speaking to Newsweek in January 2022, Wardle explained why he decided on only five-letter words being used for the game.

“There is a reason that every word is five letters long and that you are allowed six attempts to guess it. That might seem arbitrary but, with the prototype version, I tested different word lengths and experimented with the number of tries that players were allowed,” he said.

“Through that process of refinement, I figured out that five letters and six tries was the ideal sweet spot. It’s just limited enough to feel challenging and to make you think, but most of the time people still manage to solve it. So, you feel a real sense of real accomplishment.”

Newsweek has provided some clues below for today’s Wordle puzzle. The answer will be revealed at the end of this article, so please scroll down with caution if you want to work it out for yourself.

‘Wordle’ #1,032 Clues for Tuesday, April 16 Game

Hint #1: Today’s answer is a noun and a verb.

Hint #2: There is one vowel.

Hint #3: There are no duplicate letters.

Hint #4: Today’s Wordle starts with the letter “S.”

Hint #5: The word often makes an appearance in prison movies.

‘Wordle’ #1,032 Answer for Tuesday, April 16 Puzzle

The answer to today’s Wordle is “shank.”

According to Merriam-Webster, the noun definition is “the part of the leg between the knee and the ankle in humans or the corresponding part in various other vertebrates” and “a straight narrow usually essential part of an object: such as the straight part of a nail or pin.”

The verb can be used in a sentence as “shanked; shanking; shanks.” When used as a transitive verb it can be defined as: “to hit (a golf ball or shot) with the extreme heel of the club so that the ball goes off in an unintended direction.”

If you didn’t get it, don’t worry. Wordle resets every day at midnight in your local time zone, so come back tomorrow if you need some help.

In the meantime, you might want to try other games, including the hugely popular Connections—for which we also have you covered with tips and clues.