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Welcome to The Word Finder’s Lingle game! For all the Wordle (or Jottle or Lingo) fanatics looking for more linguistic fun, this is the game for you. In addition to 5-letter Lingles, we have 4- and 6-letter Lingles, meaning you have endless opportunities for fun.

How to Play Our 7-Letter Lingle

  1. Guess an initial word. This can be any 7-letter word.
  2. If a letter has been placed correctly in the word, it will turn green. You will then know to include that letter in the same spot of the word for all future guesses.
  3. If a letter is in the word but is in the wrong place, it’ll turn yellow. On future guesses, make sure to include the letter in the word, but in a different spot.
  4. If a letter is not in a word at all, it will turn grey. You shouldn’t include these letters in future guesses.
  5. Keep guessing words until you get the correct answer. Keep in mind that, in our 7-letter Lingle, you only have eight guesses to get the word. So make sure to be strategic!
  6. If you don’t get the word correct – or even if you do! – you can try again tomorrow. Our Lingle board refreshes with new words every day.

History of Lingo, Jotto, and Wordle

You’ve probably guessed that this game is partially inspired by Wordle, but Wordle is far from the only game of its type. In fact, Wordle itself is very similar to predecessors Lingo and Jotto, two similarly-designed word games that were once big themselves (though perhaps not as big as Wordle.)

Lingo is based on an American game show of the same name. In Lingo, a five-letter word is randomly suggested by a computer, and contestants are given the first letter of the word. Players had five seconds to make a valid guess for the word. If they don’t guess the correct word, the computer will tell them which letters have been correctly placed. It will also tell them which letters are in the word but in the wrong place. Players have five chances to guess the correct word. Though originally only a game show, the game has since been translated to the digital environment so anyone can play. As you can see, this game is very similar to Wordle. The major differences are that players are given the first letter of the word before their first guess; and that players are under a time crunch. 

Likewise, Jotto has a lot in common with both Wordle and Lingle. In Jotto, two players each choose their own secret five-letter words. Then they take turns guessing each other's words. For instance, if one person’s secret word was ‘THOSE,’ an opponent might guess ‘SHARK.’ However, the trick is, instead of being told which letters are correct, they are only told how many are correct. For instance, in the above situation, a player would only be told that they had guessed two letters correctly (the H and the S) but not which ones. Unlike Wordle or Lingo, there are no time limits or limits on the number of guesses a player can make. All that’s important is that you guess your opponent’s word before they guess yours.

Finally, perhaps the most famous guess word game of this type is Wordle. The game, originally launched to the public in late 2021, absolutely skyrocketed to fame after catching popularity online. The game’s creator, Josh Wardle, first came up with the game during quarantine in 2020. In the game, players have six guesses to get a five-letter word. Players aren’t given any sort of hints about what the words might be, leaving some people to develop a specific strategy of what words they use for their first few guesses. As in Lingo, players are told which letters in their guesses are in the right spot, are in the word but in the wrong spot, and aren’t in the world at all. However, players have as much time as they’d like between guesses, allowing more amateur players to succeed at the game alongside wordplay aficionados. 

Most Strategic 7-Letter Lingle Guesses

If you’re playing the 7-letter Lingle, you’re probably looking for a challenge. And this game will certainly provide it: it’s difficult just to come up with 7-letter words to guess, let alone find the right one. If you’re playing 7-letter Lingle for the first time, or just looking to improve your skills, here are a few suggestions for strategic 7-letter Lingle guesses, as well as explanations for why they’re such a good play.

  1. Eagling

This verb, meaning to “play a hole in two strokes under par,” is a good play because it contains multiple vowels as well as multiple common consonants. By playing this word, you’ll knock out E, A, and I, as well as a G, L, and N. All of these letters are highly likely to appear somewhere in your word.

  1. Iceboat

Like ‘eagling,’ this word contains many common vowels and consonants, though it also has the added value of not having any repeat letters. Most seven-letter words do repeat letters at some point in the word, so keep that in mind when making future guesses. However, for a first guess, testing out as many letters as possible is a good strategy.

  1. Oarfish

A long, silver fish that lives in deep water, this word includes a whopping three vowels, as well as consonants you might not normally guess, including ‘F.’ Though it may seem strange to start your guesses with a word containing an uncommon letter, this guess can be good for a second or third word, especially if you find yourself struggling to find green tiles in the most common letters.

  1. Ugliest

Again, this word has multiple vowels and multiple common letters. And, as a bonus, it’s a pretty common word, meaning it’ll be easy to remember how to spell it for next time!

  1. Eulogia

Some players prefer to guess words that are heavier on consonants since they find the vowels easier to plug in, but if you’re a lover of the vowel-heavy strategy, then this word is your trump card. ‘Eulogia’ contains every single vowel! And, as a bonus, the other two letters in the word, L and G, are also relatively common letters.

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