'Wordle' #379 Answer: Clues and Tips To Solve Sunday, July 3, Puzzle

Wordle is a puzzle game where players try to solve the answer within six tries, and fortunately, Newsweek is here for veteran gamers and newcomers alike who might need some help to figure them out.

The rules to Wordle are simple and use a color-coded system that players follow in the hope it will help them work out the five-letter answer.

In the game, green tiles tell the player they have selected the correct letter and that it is in the right place, a yellow tile indicates the letter is in the word but in the wrong place while a gray tile means the letter is not in the word at all.

Fortunately, Wordle resets every day which gives players who were left stumped and failed to solve the puzzle another chance to play the game.

Photo of a woman playing Wordle
Photo of a woman playing Wordle. Wordle is a globe-spanning phenomenon. Getty

Software engineer Josh Wardle created Wordle at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a game for him and his partner to play.

When the game launched in October 2021, there were some 90 people who played it although it has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon with tens of millions of active users.

Wordle's sensational rise from an intimate experience to a globe-spanning smash-hit can be seen in this Statista graphic.

Wordle Use Stats

As Wordle became a dominant gaming phenomenon, The New York Times Company stepped in to buy it for a seven-figure sum in January.

Wordle then moved over to the publication's website the following month where it remains to this day.

But, those who simply want to know today's answer—continue to read on.

'Wordle' #379 Hints and Clues for Sunday, July 3

Here are five hints and clues that can help you solve today's tricky Wordle puzzle.

Each hint will bring you closer to the answer, so those who only want a little help can stop reading before more obvious clues are revealed.

Hint #1: Today's Wordle answer is a noun.

Hint #2: The answer begins with an "L."

Hint #3: Today's Wordle answer does have repeating letters.

Hint #4: The Wordle answer contains two vowels.

Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines the words as "a widely cultivated European shrub of the olive family."

'Wordle' #379 Answer for Sunday, July 3

The answer to today's Wordle puzzle is "lilac."

For those who found today's puzzle a bit tricky to figure out, they can wait for a new one when it resets at 7 p.m. ET. Players who are looking for a similar challenge can play one of these puzzle games.