Today’s Wordle hint and answer on Monday 5th February for 961

It’s time to take a break and think about solving Wordle’s answer for today, February 5.

For the uninitiated, the goal of Wordle is to solve a daily five-letter word with six puzzles. The less guessing the better, and if you can’t guess anything, you’ll break your streak.

The latter is why finding today’s Wordle answer is a priority, as players pride themselves on maintaining their streak. So why go for a risky final guess when you can learn a few clues and otherwise get the definitive answer? This page can help with that.

Once you have the floor today, learn more about Wordle and how the New York Times became interested in games in this interview with Jonathan Knight, NYTimes games director. In keeping with the theme of words, we also discuss why the NYTimes Mini Crossword Puzzle is a reliable delight.

Clues for today’s Wordle answer

Instead of jumping straight to the answer, you may just need a few tips to get you over the line:

  • There is a letter that repeats in this word.
  • Today’s word has two vowels.
  • This first letter is ‘R’.
  • Today’s word makes an appearance in the Pokémon franchise and the name given to the element that keeps wild Pokémon away.

I’m not sure yet? Read on to find out the answer.

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Wordle’s response for word 961 on February 5, 2024

Even with the clues above, are you still unsure and want to keep that streak going?

Wordle’s answer today is REPELL.

I struggled to come up with today’s Worlde response, you could almost say it repelled me. (No, you shouldn’t. That was horrible and I hate myself.) I ruled out ‘Arise’, ‘Curve’ and ‘Plore’, but it was only when I tried ‘Leper’ that I came to the answer. I only had to change the first and last letter.

Sharing a Wordle answer
Don’t forget to share your answer on Wordle once you’re done. | Image credit: MichaelJBerlin –

Now you have the answer, don’t tell others! Remember, you can share your spoiler-free results in grid form.

Of course, no one has to know that you came to this page to solve it. Maybe make two or three false guesses first to throw them off, perhaps?

The current etymology of Wordle

‘Repel’ has its origin from the Latin word ‘Repellere’. Here ‘Re’ refers to ‘Back’, while ‘Pellere’ means ‘drive’ or ‘hit’. In Old French, this would become “Repellent” with a similar definition.

As we mentioned in the hints section, there’s a good chance you know ‘Repel’ from the main Pokémon game. ‘Repellents’ are an item that you can find in the wild or purchase at PokéMarts and, when used, will prevent you from experiencing encounters with wild Pokémon for a certain number of steps. Although sometimes powerful Pokémon can break their effects…

Previous Wordle answers for this week

And now our ‘Previously on Wordle’ segment! (I know ‘in’ works better, but let me tell you this…) Yesterday we received this lovely response from Wordle:

  • Sunday February 4 (960) – VERGE

If you want to know all the words that have appeared in Wordle in the past, check out our archive of previous Wordle answers.

What to play after Wordle

Once you’ve completed your daily Wordle, the question is: what will you play next?

NYT games

There are also a variety of games that have put a twist on Wordle’s formula. Squaredle challenges you to find a series of words by connecting letters on a four-by-four grid. Meanwhile, Dordle, Quorodly, Octordly, and Sedecordle keep the standard Wordle, while increasing the number of words you have to find. The challenge lies in how your guesses count for all the words, so you must decide whether you will focus on a specific word or try to solve several words at the same time. Fortunately, the number of guesses you receive increases along with the number of words you are expected to solve.

However, if you want a break from spelling, try GeoGuessr. Here you will be given an image of some place, anywhere in the world and you will have to place a marker where you think that location is. There’s even an old-school RuneScape version.

I hope you enjoyed playing Wordle today!

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