How to solve Wordle: 5-letter words starting with ‘H’ and ending in ‘Y’

Start at the beginning, and when you come to the end, stop.

Screengrab via New York Times

Wordle, the word-guessing game created by Josh Wardle and now owned by the New York Times, launched in October 2021 and has become a popular way to start the day. Your goal in the game is to figure out a five-letter word in up to six tries. The word will change every 24 hours, but it is always the same for every player, and your only clues are the letters themselves, which will change colors if they are part of the word.

On most days, finding the answer to the daily Wordle is a simple task, especially if you’ve been playing for a while and have a strategy. There will, however, be days when you might be stuck. It can be hard to remember words that fit specific criteria, like starting or ending with a specific letter, so we have compiled a list that may help you. Below, you will find words that start with “H” and end in “Y.”

Five-letter words starting with “H” and ending in “Y” to try on Wordle

  • HAIRY
  • HAMMY
  • HANDY
  • HANKY
  • HAPLY
  • HAPPY
  • HARDY
  • HARPY
  • HARRY
  • HASTY
  • HAYEY
  • HEADY
  • HEAPY
  • HEAVY
  • HEDGY
  • HEFTY
  • HEMPY
  • HENRY
  • HERBY
  • HERRY
  • HILLY
  • HINKY
  • HINNY
  • HIPLY
  • HIPPY
  • HISSY
  • HOAGY
  • HOARY
  • HOBBY
  • HOKEY
  • HOLEY
  • HOLLY
  • HOMEY
  • HONEY
  • HONKY
  • HOODY
  • HOOEY
  • HOOKY
  • HOOLY
  • HOOTY
  • HOPPY
  • HORNY
  • HORSY
  • HOSEY
  • HOTLY
  • HOWDY
  • HUBBY
  • HUFFY
  • HULKY
  • HUMPY
  • HUNKY
  • HURLY
  • HURRY
  • HUSKY
  • HUSSY

There are still a lot of words on the list, but you can use a few strategies to narrow it down. A popular strategy is to find out the vowel (or vowels) in the word, for example, which significantly reduces the number of valid options. You can also look for words that contain any other letters that you already found on your own, or rule out the ones you already know aren’t in the word.

If you’re still unsure and don’t want to wait until Wordle resets at midnight local time, you can always look up the answer to today’s puzzle (which we update around 12am CT).