Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘UE’

Your next steps depend on where these two letters are in the word.

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On most days, longtime Wordle players will not have much trouble getting the answer right. Having a strategy in place, like a good word or set of words to start, helps you guarantee that your streak is always safe. But, since words can be so different from one another, that means strategies work differently each day, which also means you may find yourself stuck more often than expected—even after finding a couple of letters from the answer.

If you’re feeling stuck in the game today and the two letters you found are a “U” followed by an “E,” check out the list and guide below. That should give you some inspiration and an idea of what to do next.

Five-letter words with “UE” to try on Wordle

  • AGUED
  • AGUES
  • ARGUE
  • BLUED
  • BLUER
  • BLUES
  • BLUET
  • BLUEY
  • CLUED
  • CLUES
  • CRUEL
  • CRUET
  • DUELS
  • DUETS
  • ENDUE
  • ENSUE
  • EQUES
  • FEUED
  • FIQUE
  • FLUED
  • FLUES
  • FUELS
  • FUGUE
  • GIGUE
  • GLUED
  • GLUER
  • GLUES
  • GLUEY
  • GRUEL
  • GRUES
  • GUESS
  • GUEST
  • IMBUE
  • INDUE
  • ISSUE
  • MOUES
  • PIQUE
  • QUEAN
  • QUEEN
  • QUEER
  • QUELL
  • QUERN
  • QUERY
  • QUEST
  • QUEUE
  • QUEYS
  • REVUE
  • ROGUE
  • ROQUE
  • ROUEN
  • ROUES
  • RUERS
  • SEGUE
  • SLUED
  • SLUES
  • SPRUE
  • SPUED
  • SPUES
  • SQUEG
  • SUEDE
  • SUERS
  • SUETE
  • SUETS
  • SUETY
  • TOGUE
  • TOQUE
  • TRUED
  • TRUER
  • TRUES
  • TUQUE
  • UNDUE
  • USQUE
  • VAGUE
  • VALUE
  • VENUE
  • VOGUE

Since you know that the “U” is followed by the “E,” you should also know exactly where those two letters are. This information can help you narrow down the list before finding the remaining three letters, especially if you look closely at some combinations. For example, there are letters that appear more frequently when the “UE” is at a certain position in the word—like “V” only appearing with the “UE” at the end. In cases where the “UE” are not at the end, you can also avoid trying vowels, because the words are less likely to have another vowel, and watch out for the “S” at the end, because plural forms will never be the answer to the Wordle puzzle.

It is also important, when you’re feeling stuck, to avoid repeating letters that have already come out gray. You can cover a lot more of the alphabet by always trying different letters, which should help get to the answer faster. Another possibility you should keep in mind is that there might be repeated letters, like in “QUEUE.”

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).