Canuckle is a Wordle word puzzle spin-off with a Canadian theme. I’m hooked on both games, and I started keeping a private list of words that I think are very good candidates for future Canuckle answers.
I claim no insider knowledge. This list is simply what I believe to be likely candidates for future Canuckle answers since they have a Canadian flavour to them.
My list of expected Canuckle puzzle answers
If you are a fellow Canuckle nerd and have some favorite starting words of your own, drop me a line and let me know if you find this list helpful. Or let me know if you have some words that should be added. Words that are struck-through have been the puzzle answer since I started maintaining this list.
Here is a recap of all the previous Canuckle words all the way back to puzzle #1.
You can play Canuckle here.
Fun Fact: updated May 12, 2023
I made this list of what I thought would be good 5-letter “Canadian” words, and suspected they would at some point eventually be the Canuckle puzzle answer for the day. I made it about a year ago, when I first got hooked on Canuckle. The words that are struck through are words that did actually get used, and I strike them through so I will know not to try them again. As you can see, a lot of them have been the Canuckle answer. I’ve got the answer in 1 on 3 different occasions using these as my starting words, and in 2 in around 20 times. I wonder if ‘alien’ and ‘latte’ will ever be the Canuckle answer? Hmmm…. 🙂
My list of expected future Canuckle puzzle answers:
|ABOUT – as in “out and about”|
|ACORN – Canada has some of the largest forests in the world, with lots of ‘nuts’ out there 🙂|
|ALIEN – there is a UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alberta, for the purpose of inviting alien visitors from space.|
|ANVIL – pioneer blacksmith shops used anvils. Back in the day, every village had at least one.|
|ARTIC – misspelled, I know, but it is a valid Scrabble word and it wouldn’t be the first time our friends at Canuckle played fast and loose with spelling. (see the puzzle answers ABOOT and TOQUE)|
|BANKS – Canada has one of the most stable banking systems in the world|
|BEANS – we grow lots of them|
|BEAST – lots of wild animals out there in our vast wilderness|
|BLACK – Ottawa Red Blacks|
|BRANT – a famous Mohawk warrior and leader who settled in the Brantford area|
|BROCK – famous British general who defeated the Americans in several battles during the War of 1812|
|BUCKS – males deer. We have lots of them in our vast woods|
|COATS – Canada has an extreme climate, going from really hot and muggy in the summer (plus 30 isn’t uncommon) to insanely cold in the winter (minus 40 is normal in many parts, and in the artic minus 50 is typical!). And we get everything in between during the spring, early summer and fall. Which means Canadians need a large variety of coats, (not to mention boots, hats and shoes) for different seasons and temperatures, from light rain coats, to heavy parkas for minus 40 weather, to lighter jackets in the fall and spring.|
|CREAM – huge dairy industry|
|DEERS – we have millions of them|
|DREAM – moving to Canada is a dream for thousands of immigrants fleeing impoverished and war torn countries|
|FROZE – ditto|
|FUELS – one of the largest oil and gas supplies in the world. Now, only if we could build a pipleline to get it to the world markets …|
|GOATS – lots of farms with all the critters that go with that.|
|GRILL – we love our outdoor grills come the spring|
|MILLS – lots of mills|
|MISTS – the coasts are known for the fog and mist|
|MUSKY – a very popular fish for sports fisherman|
|PLOWS – as in farming. Saskatchewan has the biggest farms in the world|
|RANCH – western ranches, vast expanses of cattle and horse ranches in the west is an important part of our culture.|
|RIDER – Saskatchewan Rough Riders CFL football team|
|ROUGH – Rough Riders|
|SLOPE – some of the best ski slopes in the world|
|SMITH – as in blacksmith|
|SMORE – Canadians love camping come spring and summer, and smores are a favorite fireside treat.|
|SNOWS – with one of the crappiest and coldest climates on earth, need I say more?|
|STAND – Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee! A well known line from the national anthem.|
|TRACT – as in vast tracts of land|
|VOTES – a free democracy, Canada has a very stable and reliable electoral system in which every citizen over the age of 18 can vote by right of citizenship. There is no gerrymandering, no registration needed, and no legal tricks that can be used to block voting rights for some people.|
|WOODS – goes without saying. we have the largest expanses of woods in the world|
Make it a great day!