‘Wordle’ #1,058 Clues, Hints and Answer for Sunday, May 12 Game

In the realm of online gaming, a different phenomenon has captivated players across the globe, and it’s not your typical action-packed adventure or strategy game. Meet Wordle, the word puzzle game that has taken the internet by storm, spreading like wildfire through social media platforms and enthralling players of all ages.

Wordle, a web-based game created by software engineer Josh Wardle, challenges players to guess a five-letter word within six attempts. With each guess, players receive feedback on which letters are correct and in the right position, which are correct but in the wrong position, and which are not in the word at all. Armed with this information, players strategically narrow down their options until they crack the code and reveal the mystery word.

What sets Wordle apart is its simplicity and accessibility. With a minimalist interface and straightforward gameplay, it appeals to casual gamers and word enthusiasts alike. Its short play sessions make it perfect for a quick mental workout during a coffee break or a leisurely scroll through social media.

However, what truly catapulted Wordle into the spotlight is its viral nature. Players are not only challenging themselves to beat their own scores, but also sharing their results and strategies on platforms like X, formerly Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. This social aspect has turned Wordle into a communal experience, with players bonding over their triumphs, frustrations, and moments of revelation.

Playing Wordle game on phone.
A person playing online word game “Wordle” on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. The New York Times bought the brainteaser for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January 2022.

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Wordle‘s popularity shows no signs of slowing down, with new players joining the craze every day and the game spreading to new corners of the internet. Whether you’re a word nerd looking for a challenge or just in need of a fun distraction, Wordle offers a delightful escape into the world of letters and language. The humble puzzle has also proved that sometimes simplicity is the key to success.

Newsweek has put together five clues to help you solve today’s Wordle puzzle. The answer is revealed further down, so scroll with caution.

Wordle #1,058 Clues for Sunday May 12

Hint #1: The answer contains three different vowels.

Hint #2: There are no repeated letters.

Hint #3: Associated with space.

Hint #4: The first two letters are vowels.

Hint #5: There are three different vowels in the word.

The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is “outer.”

A relatively common word, containing three vowels. Did you get it? Congratulations if so. If not, you have a chance at a new Wordle game tomorrow. The next puzzle will be released on Monday and Newsweek will be back with another round of hints and tips.

What does “outer” mean?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines outer as “situated further out, being away from a center.”

For example: “Outer limits.”