Wordle game help: 5-letter words starting with ‘CR’

This should make your life easier.

Screengrab via New York Times

Solving the daily Wordle and its alternative versions has become a popular way to start the day since the game launched, in late 2021. Most players have found or developed their own strategies to find out the mystery word in as few tries as possible—then get bragging rights on social media. But luck also plays a big part, and there are days when you may find yourself stuck with a specific combo and no idea what to guess next. If you found “CR” in the beginning of the word and need some inspiration, check out the list below.

Five-letter words starting with “CR” to try on Wordle

  • CRAAL
  • CRABS
  • CRACK
  • CRAFT
  • CRAGS
  • CRAKE
  • CRAMP
  • CRAMS
  • CRANE
  • CRANK
  • CRAPE
  • CRAPS
  • CRASH
  • CRASS
  • CRATE
  • CRAVE
  • CRAWL
  • CRAWS
  • CRAZE
  • CRAZY
  • CREAK
  • CREAM
  • CREDO
  • CREDS
  • CREED
  • CREEK
  • CREEL
  • CREEP
  • CREME
  • CREPE
  • CREPT
  • CREPY
  • CRESS
  • CREST
  • CREWS
  • CRIBS
  • CRICK
  • CRIED
  • CRIER
  • CRIES
  • CRIME
  • CRIMP
  • CRIPE
  • CRISP
  • CRITS
  • CROAK
  • CROCI
  • CROCK
  • CROCS
  • CROFT
  • CRONE
  • CRONY
  • CROOK
  • CROON
  • CROPS
  • CRORE
  • CROSS
  • CROUP
  • CROWD
  • CROWN
  • CROWS
  • CROZE
  • CRUCK
  • CRUDE
  • CRUDO
  • CRUDS
  • CRUEL
  • CRUET
  • CRUFT
  • CRUMB
  • CRUMP
  • CRUNK
  • CRUOR
  • CRURA
  • CRUSE
  • CRUSH
  • CRUST
  • CRWTH
  • CRYER
  • CRYPT

Your next step in this situation should probably be finding the vowels in the word. There is only one item on the list that doesn’t have any vowels (“CRYPT”), and, among the others, “E” is the vowel that appears the most frequently. Knowing if (and where) it is in the word will provide information on most of the list. Also, although “S” is the consonant that appears the most, it is important to keep in mind that Wordle won’t pick a plural form as the answer to the daily puzzle. Plural words are valid guesses, but you might want to avoid them if you don’t have many guesses left.

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).