The world’s favorite online brainteaser, Wordle is back with another challenge that has left a few people scratching their heads.

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, the puzzle can leave us scratching our heads at times, trying to find the answer.

This is why Newsweek has compiled a guide of hints and tricks to help you solve the digital puzzle.


If you haven’t tried it yet, you can do so for free here. The premise is fairly straightforward. Players have to guess a five-letter word using a color-coded system that shows how close they are to getting the right answer.

When a letter is in the right position it will turn green. Any letters that are in the word but have been placed in the wrong position will turn yellow. Letters that aren’t in the word at all will turn gray.

Wordle was developed by software engineer Josh Wardle for his puzzle-loving partner, Palak Shah, but it quickly took the world by storm and became a global phenomenon. Wardle first began working on the game in 2013, and he completed it during the pandemic.

The New York Times Company bought it in January 2022 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

Other Wordle-inspired puzzles include the music-based Heardle, the math-based Nerdle, and the challenging Quordle, which requires players to solve four words in just nine attempts.

‘Wordle’ #412—Four Hints for Friday, August 5

It’s important to note that the answer to Wordle #412 can be found at the bottom of this page, so scroll carefully.

The game’s creator, Wardle recommends that players spend their first few attempts eliminating as much of the alphabet as possible.

Hint #1: Today’s Wordle starts with the letter “B.”

Hint #2: The answer for today’s puzzle has one repeated letter.

Hint #3 Wordle #412 ends with the letter “Y.”

Hint #4: It is a product used for babies and small toddlers.

‘Wordle’ #412 Answer for Friday, August 5

In this combination image, a man looks at his smartphone and an inset of the game “Wordle.”iStock / Getty Images

The answer to Wordle #412 is “BUGGY.” The word can have many definitions, and Merriam-Webster describes the word as:

“Characterized by bugs especially : containing many bugs a buggy software program”

“A light one-horse carriage made with two wheels in England and with four wheels in the U.S.”

“A small cart or truck for short transportations of heavy materials”

“A baby carriage.”

Wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, so it won’t be long until you can have another attempt at the brainteaser. While you’re waiting for the game to refresh, why not try another similar puzzle, such as the geography guessing game Worldle or one of these word games?