Wordle game help: 5-letter words starting with ‘A’ and containing ‘U’

You found at least some of the vowels. What's next?

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If you have been playing Wordle for a while, you probably have found or developed your favorite strategy to guarantee a win by now. In case you have no idea what the phenomenon is about, this web-based puzzle tasks players with finding out a different five-letter word each day. There are no clues to start, but the letters in each guess will provide information, changing colors to indicate if they are in the word or not. That means the best strategy is having some strong words to start, though there is some debate on which ones are the best.

Several players prefer to start by finding the vowels, but that also has its limitations.

That may leave you with a couple of vowels and no idea on what the consonants are. If you found an “A” in the beginning of your word and an “U” somewhere else, check out the list below for some ideas.

Five-letter words starting with “A” and containing “U” to try on Wordle

  • ABOUT
  • ABUSE
  • ABUTS
  • ABUZZ
  • ACUTE
  • ADIEU
  • ADULT
  • ADUNC
  • ADUST
  • AFOUL
  • AGLUS
  • AGUED
  • AGUES
  • AHULL
  • AJUGA
  • ALBUM
  • ALGUM
  • ALMUD
  • ALMUG
  • ALOUD
  • ALULA
  • ALUMS
  • AMOUR
  • AMPUL
  • AMUCK
  • AMUSE
  • ANKUS
  • ANNUL
  • ANURA
  • AQUAE
  • AQUAS
  • ARCUS
  • ARGUE
  • ARGUS
  • ARUMS
  • ASCUS
  • ASURA
  • AUDAD
  • AUDIO
  • AUDIT
  • AUGER
  • AUGHT
  • AUGUR
  • AULIC
  • AUNTS
  • AUNTY
  • AURAE
  • AURAL
  • AURAR
  • AURAS
  • AUREI
  • AURES
  • AURIC
  • AURIS
  • AURUM
  • AUTOS
  • AUXIN
  • AWFUL
  • AZUKI
  • AZURE

You must have guessed one or two of the words above to get to these clues. The best thing you can do now is to rule out a few of them by checking the position of the “U,” even if it came out yellow in your previous guess, and prioritize the most common consonants, like “L,” “R,” and “M” in the next ones. Keep in mind that, while “S” is also common, it frequently appears in plural forms, and those will never be the answer to the Wordle puzzle.

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).