Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘E’, ‘I’, and ‘R’

A list to help with your daily game.

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Wordle is simple, fun, and can be played virtually anywhere; just access the New York Times website from a PC or mobile device.

Matches are often fast-paced and many play when they have free time, while others play every day with the dedication needed to keep their winning streaks as high as possible.

To be able to win more consistently, many players look for the best strategies to improve their guesses. Since there is no hint before guessing the first word, many like to look for the best word to guess first.

There is no single correct answer and each player prefers to start in a different way, but there are some words that can greatly reduce the possibilities of later attempts. That’s because they have letters that are more common to find in Wordle’s answers.

The positions of each letter can also make a big difference when it comes to turning the letters green on the first try.

So ‘CARES’, ‘ARISE’ and ‘SLATES’ are some examples of the best words to guess first. Other words with the same or other common letters can also perform the same function. Which one will actually be the best depends on the correct answer.

Related: Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘I’ in the middle

If you used your first guesses and only managed to figure out that the secret word has the letters ‘E’, ‘I’, and ‘R’ but you don’t know their positions or what to try to guess next, here are some five letter words with ‘E, ‘I’, and ‘R’, sorted alphabetically so you have less trouble filtering your choices by the letters you’ve already eliminated.

Five-letter words with ‘E’, ‘I’, and ‘R’ to try on Wordle

  • aerie
  • aesir
  • afire
  • aider
  • aiery
  • aimer
  • aired
  • airer
  • aiver
  • areic
  • ariel
  • arise
  • aurei
  • ayrie
  • bider
  • biers
  • biker
  • biner
  • birle
  • birse
  • biter
  • breid
  • breis
  • bribe
  • bride
  • brief
  • brier
  • bries
  • brine
  • brise
  • brize
  • cerci
  • ceria
  • ceric
  • cider
  • cires
  • citer
  • cried
  • crier
  • cries
  • crime
  • crine
  • cripe
  • crise
  • curie
  • deair
  • derig
  • dicer
  • diker
  • dimer
  • diner
  • direr
  • dirge
  • dirke
  • diver
  • drice
  • dried
  • drier
  • dries
  • drive
  • eerie
  • eider
  • emirs
  • epris
  • erbia
  • erica
  • erick
  • erics
  • ering
  • ervil
  • eyrie
  • eyrir
  • feria
  • fermi
  • fiber
  • fibre
  • fiere
  • fiers
  • fiery
  • fifer
  • filer
  • finer
  • fired
  • firer
  • fires
  • firie
  • fiver
  • fixer
  • flier
  • freit
  • fried
  • frier
  • fries
  • frise
  • frize
  • giber
  • giver
  • goier
  • grein
  • grice
  • gride
  • grief
  • grike
  • grime
  • gripe
  • grise
  • grize
  • heirs
  • hider
  • hiker
  • hired
  • hiree
  • hirer
  • hires
  • hiver
  • icers
  • icier
  • icker
  • idler
  • iller
  • inerm
  • inert
  • infer
  • inker
  • inner
  • inter
  • inure
  • irade
  • irate
  • irked
  • irone
  • ither
  • jerid
  • jiber
  • jirre
  • jiver
  • kefir
  • keirs
  • kiers
  • kiore
  • kiter
  • kyrie
  • leirs
  • liber
  • liers
  • lifer
  • liger
  • liker
  • liner
  • liter
  • litre
  • liver
  • livre
  • maire
  • meril
  • meris
  • merit
  • miler
  • mimer
  • miner
  • mired
  • mires
  • mirex
  • miser
  • miter
  • mitre
  • mixer
  • moire
  • nicer
  • niger
  • niter
  • nitre
  • nixer
  • oiler
  • oorie
  • oriel
  • osier
  • ourie
  • owrie
  • paire
  • perai
  • peril
  • peris
  • piers
  • piert
  • piker
  • piler
  • piper
  • plier
  • preif
  • price
  • pride
  • pried
  • prief
  • prier
  • pries
  • prime
  • prise
  • prize
  • quire
  • raile
  • raine
  • raise
  • ramie
  • rebid
  • rebit
  • recit
  • recti
  • redia
  • redid
  • redip
  • refit
  • refix
  • regie
  • reifs
  • reify
  • reign
  • reiki
  • reiks
  • reink
  • reins
  • reird
  • reist
  • reive
  • rejig
  • relic
  • relie
  • relit
  • remit
  • remix
  • renig
  • renin
  • reoil
  • repin
  • rerig
  • resid
  • resin
  • resit
  • retia
  • retie
  • revie
  • rewin
  • rhies
  • rhime
  • rhine
  • ribes
  • riced
  • ricer
  • rices
  • ricey
  • rider
  • rides
  • ridge
  • riels
  • riems
  • rieve
  • rifer
  • rifle
  • rifte
  • riled
  • riles
  • riley
  • rille
  • rimae
  • rimed
  • rimer
  • rimes
  • rines
  • rinse
  • riped
  • ripen
  • riper
  • ripes
  • risen
  • riser
  • rises
  • rites
  • rived
  • rivel
  • riven
  • river
  • rives
  • rivet
  • rorie
  • rudie
  • seirs
  • serai
  • seric
  • serif
  • serin
  • shier
  • shire
  • sider
  • sieur
  • siker
  • siler
  • sired
  • siree
  • siren
  • sires
  • siver
  • sixer
  • sizer
  • skier
  • slier
  • speir
  • spier
  • spire
  • stire
  • sweir
  • swire
  • terai
  • tetri
  • their
  • tiers
  • tiger
  • tiler
  • timer
  • tired
  • tires
  • titer
  • titre
  • treif
  • tribe
  • trice
  • tride
  • tried
  • trier
  • tries
  • trike
  • trine
  • tripe
  • trite
  • twier
  • twire
  • uraei
  • ureic
  • urine
  • urite
  • uteri
  • vaire
  • vezir
  • viers
  • viler
  • viner
  • viper
  • vired
  • vireo
  • vires
  • virge
  • viver
  • weird
  • weirs
  • wider
  • wiper
  • wired
  • wirer
  • wires
  • wiser
  • wiver
  • wried
  • wrier
  • wries
  • write
  • xeric
  • zaire

All the words on this list are accepted by Wordle and will give you more clues as to which letters are present or not in the word of the day until you get it right. Another good tip to get it right as early as possible is to find which other vowels are present in the word of the day to narrow down your options. Beware of words that may have repeated letters and don’t forget to try words you already know first, since Wordle tends to choose more common words as the right answer, at least in most cases.

These tips should help you complete your latest Wordle task.