Wordle today: Answer and hint #985 for February 29

Wordle today puzzle on a smartphone

Keep your Wordle win streak heading in the right direction with our helpful selection of tips and tricks. Learn how to make the most out of every guess with our general advice, make sure you’re on the right track with a clue written especially for today’s puzzle, or go straight for the February 29 (985) answer if you prefer. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

I was so sure I’d found today’s Wordle answer in just a few goes, so it threw me off when my sure thing turned out to be wrong, and left me staring at a few broken bits of the answer with no clue in sight. I ended up solving this one in a practical, if not particularly elegant, way, shuffling unused letters in and out of the gaps until I finally saw what I’d been missing.

Today’s Wordle hint

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