Weaver word game: Cheats and answers for August 16 puzzler

Word game Weaver is an ideal alternative for Wordle and Quordle fans. Picture: Canva
Word game Weaver is an ideal alternative for Wordle and Quordle fans. Picture: Canva

A word game first devised by Lewis Carroll in 1877, has been given a reboot.

The famous Alice's Adventures in Wonderland author originally came up with the idea to entertain his two children, Julia and Ethel Arnold, on Christmas day in 1877, calling it ‘word-links’.

The daily word ladder game, Weaver, takes that original format and brings the puzzle into the 21st century.

Computerised and transformed into an online daily challenge, users can practice their word skills and give their brain a workout.

How To Play Weaver word game

The puzzle invites you to weave your way from the start word to the end word. Each word you enter can only change one letter from the word above it.

The game will only accept words in its dictionary and in similar style to Wordle, when you add a new word, any letters in the correct place will go green.

A new puzzle is available each day and the game stores your stats so it could become quite addictive.

After you complete a game, a panel pops up telling you what the optimal score for that game is and how you compared, along with a running total of puzzles you’ve solved, your current streak and your longest ever streak.

To build the suspense, it also shows a countdown timer for when your next puzzle will be available.

Hint for today’s Weaver Tuesday, August 16

If you are desperate to save your streak or would like to get closer to the optimal score here are some hints to get you to your goal.

Keep scrolling down until you have solved the puzzle or need the final answer.

Today’s starting word: FOLK
Clue 1
Change the F to H to create HOLK
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Clue 2
Change the L to N to create HONK
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Clue 3
Change the K to G to create HONG
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Clue 4
Change the H to S to create the final word, SONG

Puzzle complete. Come back tomorrow if you need help solving the next Weaver.