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Contexto is one of the nerdiest word games out there. The game tasks you with finding the word of the day by showing how close other words you guess are to it. This is measured by analyzing thousands of texts to find similarities between words.

How to play Contexto

You play Contexto by typing any word into the text box first–anything that comes to mind. When you submit your guess, it will appear under the text box with a number next to it and a bar that can be red, yellow, or green. The lower the number of the word you guessed is, the more it’s related to today’s Contexto solution. The higher it is, the worse your guess is.

That’s why if you make a good guess, shown by a low number and a green color bar, you should keep guessing similar words–for example, if “internet” is green, I would try “connection” or “computer.” Conversely, if it’s a high number and red, try something totally different. Using the same example, if “internet” was red, I would try “dog” or “eyes.”

Contexto 603 hints (May 13)

The solution to the May 13 puzzle, Contexto 603, is related to fire and wood. It took me a couple of attempts until I hit the green with “timber,” but I was still keeping around the crafting or creating process with words like “mill” or “saw”–no, you’re after a specific type of item that uses wood to create fire.

Contexto 603, earlier hints.
Backyard kind of fits, I suppose… Screenshot by Dot Esports

I followed up with as many similar element-like materials like “metal,” “stone,” and “wood,” but the bigger breakthrough came with “fire” and then later “oven.” From there it became a little more obvious it was a house-related object involving lighting wood on fire–except the obvious answer was still one away.

Contexto 603, single hint.
A fireplace out of nowhere! Screenshot by Dot Esports

“Fireplace” gets you oh-so-close, so it’s time to wrack your brain for a synonym or a certain part of a fireplace. I bet it won’t take you too long!

Contexto 603 answer (May 13)

Today’s solution to Contexto 601 is HEARTH. You can get close to this answer if you guess “fireplace,” “mantel,” “stove,” or “woodburning.” For our international players or those from warmer climates, this one can be a little tricky to figure out.

Contexto 603 final solution.
How many of you have a hearth at home? Screenshot by Dot Esports

Past Contexto answers

Here are the answers to recent Contexto puzzles. You can use the game settings to replay them if you want.

  • Contexto 602: MEAL
  • Contexto 601: ASTRONOMY
  • Contexto 600: LAMB
  • Contexto 599: DEPARTURE
  • Contexto 598: DATA
  • Contexto 597: AGREEMENT
  • Contexto 596: CONNECTION
  • Contexto 595: BREATH
  • Contexto 594: KNOWLEDGE

If you enjoy word games, you can also check out some of our other articles on Wordle or Strands.