Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘R’ and ‘L’

A list to help with your daily game.

Screengrab via New York Times

Wordle is a game Josh Wardle created for his wife who loves word games. Many other people also proved to be just as fans as she was, as the game became so popular with the push of social media that it was bought by the New York Times.

Wordle’s idea is simple, players need to find out what the secret word is in six tries the only clues are the letters used previously, and the answer changes every day. The vast majority of correct answers are common words, but sometimes Wordle can surprise you with a slightly different answer choice.

To discover the secret word of the day, Wordle players have developed all sorts of different strategies. Some even created programs to play the game and statistically analyze the results. The result of this is a great deal of variety in the way Wordle is played.

Related: Wordle Game Help: 5-letter words ending in ‘L’

No matter how you approach the game, it’s possible that a little help is needed from time to time.

If you spent your tries but only managed to find that the right answer has the letter ‘R’ and the letter ‘L’, here are some five-letter words with ‘R’ and ‘L’, sorted alphabetically so you have less work to filter your choices by the letters you’ve already eliminated.

Five-letter words with ‘R’ and ‘L’ to try on Wordle

  • abler
  • alarm
  • alary
  • alder
  • alert
  • algor
  • altar
  • alter
  • alvar
  • areal
  • argal
  • argil
  • argle
  • argol
  • ariel
  • arils
  • arles
  • artal
  • artel
  • arval
  • aryls
  • aural
  • baler
  • beryl
  • birle
  • birls
  • blare
  • blear
  • bluer
  • blurb
  • blurs
  • blurt
  • bolar
  • boral
  • brail
  • brawl
  • brill
  • broil
  • burls
  • burly
  • byrls
  • carle
  • carls
  • carol
  • ceorl
  • churl
  • claro
  • clary
  • clear
  • clerk
  • clour
  • color
  • coral
  • craal
  • crawl
  • creel
  • cruel
  • curls
  • curly
  • dirls
  • dolor
  • drail
  • drawl
  • drill
  • drily
  • droll
  • drool
  • dryly
  • dural
  • earls
  • early
  • elder
  • elver
  • enrol
  • ervil
  • farle
  • farls
  • feral
  • ferly
  • filar
  • filer
  • flair
  • flare
  • fleer
  • flier
  • flirs
  • flirt
  • floor
  • flora
  • flour
  • fluor
  • flyer
  • frail
  • frill
  • furls
  • girls
  • girly
  • glair
  • glare
  • glary
  • glory
  • gluer
  • gnarl
  • goral
  • graal
  • grail
  • grill
  • growl
  • grrrl
  • gruel
  • gular
  • gyral
  • haler
  • harls
  • herls
  • hilar
  • horal
  • hurls
  • hurly
  • idler
  • iller
  • jarls
  • jural
  • jurel
  • knurl
  • kraal
  • krill
  • laari
  • labor
  • labra
  • lacer
  • lader
  • lager
  • lahar
  • laird
  • lairs
  • lairy
  • laker
  • lamer
  • larch
  • lards
  • lardy
  • laree
  • lares
  • large
  • largo
  • laris
  • larks
  • larky
  • larns
  • larnt
  • larum
  • larva
  • laser
  • later
  • laura
  • laver
  • laxer
  • layer
  • lazar
  • learn
  • lears
  • leary
  • leers
  • leery
  • leger
  • lehrs
  • lemur
  • leper
  • lever
  • liard
  • liars
  • liber
  • libra
  • libri
  • lidar
  • liers
  • lifer
  • liger
  • liker
  • liner
  • liras
  • lirot
  • liter
  • litre
  • liver
  • livre
  • lobar
  • loner
  • loper
  • loral
  • loran
  • lords
  • lores
  • loris
  • lorry
  • loser
  • lours
  • loury
  • lover
  • lower
  • lucre
  • luger
  • lunar
  • lurch
  • lured
  • lurer
  • lures
  • lurid
  • lurks
  • luxer
  • lyard
  • lyart
  • lyres
  • lyric
  • malar
  • marls
  • marly
  • merle
  • merls
  • miler
  • molar
  • moral
  • morel
  • mural
  • nerol
  • nurls
  • ogler
  • oiler
  • older
  • orals
  • oriel
  • orles
  • orlop
  • paler
  • parle
  • parol
  • pearl
  • peril
  • pilar
  • plier
  • plyer
  • polar
  • poler
  • prill
  • prole
  • prowl
  • puler
  • purls
  • rails
  • rales
  • rally
  • ralph
  • ramal
  • ratal
  • ratel
  • ravel
  • rawly
  • realm
  • reals
  • rebel
  • redly
  • reels
  • refel
  • refly
  • regal
  • relax
  • relay
  • relet
  • relic
  • relit
  • renal
  • reoil
  • repel
  • reply
  • revel
  • rials
  • riels
  • rifle
  • riled
  • riles
  • riley
  • rille
  • rills
  • rival
  • riyal
  • roble
  • roils
  • roily
  • roles
  • rolfs
  • rolls
  • rotls
  • rowel
  • royal
  • rubel
  • ruble
  • rubli
  • rugal
  • ruled
  • ruler
  • rules
  • rumly
  • rural
  • seral
  • shorl
  • skirl
  • slier
  • slurb
  • slurp
  • slurs
  • slyer
  • snarl
  • solar
  • sorel
  • sural
  • surly
  • swirl
  • talar
  • taler
  • telar
  • thirl
  • thurl
  • tiler
  • tirls
  • tolar
  • trail
  • trawl
  • trial
  • trill
  • triol
  • troll
  • trull
  • truly
  • twirl
  • ulcer
  • ulnar
  • ultra
  • ureal
  • urial
  • valor
  • velar
  • viler
  • viral
  • virls
  • volar
  • waler
  • whirl
  • whorl
  • world
  • wryly
  • zoril

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.

These tips should help you complete your latest Wordle task.