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Spelling Bee NYT hints and answers today (June 13)

Check out hints to solve today's spelling bee and get closer to Genius.

Today’s Spelling Bee puzzle on The New York Times is a big one because the ING and ILY suffixes are back. They can help you find many answers from other words, making it a great chance to reach Genius level. Here are some hints for Spelling Bee.

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Spelling Bee hints grid (June 13)

The Spelling Bee June 13 letters with 'N' in yellow in the center
ING is back. Screenshot by Dot Esports

The grid below shows how many words today’s Spelling Bee has by each starting letter. The left column represents the starting letter of a solution word, the top row represents the word length, and the intersection between them is the number of solution words meeting both criteria. For example, if you see “B” in the left column, “4” in the top row, and “2” in the intersection between them, it means today’s puzzle has two words with four letters that start with B.

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Today’s puzzle has 48 valid answers for a total of 297 points. There is one pangram, which is a word that contain every letter on the board at least once.

Spelling Bee’s hints to find the hardest words (June 13)

Here are some tips to help you find the answer to the most difficult words on today’s puzzle. Click or tap the boxes to reveal the hints.

In the ninth place; used to introduce the ninth item in a list or sequence.

In a very small or tiny manner.

Characterized by a rhythmic, cheerful, and pleasant sound or movement, often used to describe a musical tone or the way someone speaks.

The offspring of a male horse (stallion) and a female donkey (jenny), similar to a mule

A small light left on at night, typically in a bedroom or hallway, to provide minimal illumination and comfort in the dark.

Spelling Bee’s June 13 pangram hints

The pangram starts with N.

The pangram has seven letters.

The pangram means something occurring every night or done at night.

Today’s pangram is NIGHTLY.

Today’s rejected words

The words below are real words in the English language that are not in the word list of today’s puzzle.


You can play a new Spelling Bee puzzle on the NYT at 2am CT tomorrow.

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Bhernardo Viana
Bhernardo is senior guides writer and strategist at Dot Esports. He's been working in the gaming industry for over 9 years, with works published on Destructoid, Prima Games, ESPN, and more. A fan of Pokémon since 6 years old and an avid Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch player. Now writing strategy and quests guides for several mobile and PC titles.