'Wordle' today: Here’s the answer, hints for May 8

A smartphone with the Wordle game displayed.

Happy Mother's Day weekend to anyone who's celebrating, and a happy new day of Wordle to all.

Glad you've joined us for another day of working out the Wordle together. Bookmark this page in case you have trouble solving the May 8 Wordle 323 and would like a few hints or want to know what the answer is.

You may scroll to the bottom of the page for the May 8 answer, but if you want a buddy to help you with some subtler clues and tips, we've got those for you on the way down.

In case you're new here: Wordle was invented by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his puzzle-loving partner and went super-viral in late 2021. His original game was bought by the New York Times earlier this year in a seven-figure deal. 

Is the New York Times making Wordle harder now? Nope, that's your confirmation bias at work. It's the same old Wordle, with some "harder" words given the boot. But you can always switch on Hard Mode, which means you can't make any guesses that don't have previously confirmed letters in them.

Not the Wordle answer you're after? Here are the Wordle answer and hints for May 7.

What's the best Wordle starting word?

Working that out definitively requires actual math, and we're not here for math — but fortunately, other people have worked it out for us. There are loads of options.

What's a Heardle, Quordle or Dordle?

If you just want more Wordle, all at once, try Dordle and Quordle and the bigger numbers that lie beyond. If you want to capitalize on your nerdy knowledge, try these fandom-inspired versions, or test your ears with the music guessing game Heardle.

Dig into the Wordle archive

One a day not enough? The whole archive of past Wordles is available to play online.

Why are there sometimes two different Wordle answers on the same day?

As we've previously reported, this is down to some changes the New York Times has made to Wardle's original word list to remove obscure, offensive, or confusing words.

Here's a hint for the May 8 Wordle answer:

It's an adjective.

Wordle 323 is a 5-letter word that starts with...

The May 8 Wordle starts with a 'C.'

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Didn't get there today? That's OK — the beauty of Wordle is there's always tomorrow. Come on back now for more clues and tips, y'hear?

Reporting by Amanda Yeo, Caitlin Welsh and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.