I still play Wordle every single day so this tip is AWESOME!
The "New York Times" says its "WordleBot" has found that the optimal starting word in Wordle is CRANE in normal mode, and DEALT in hard mode.
Others that are also good include: Crate . . . slate . . . slant . . . trace . . . lance . . . carte . . . least . . . and trice.
So how did they settle on CRANE? Well, not surprisingly, they used a digital bot to optimize the results. The "Times" says their "WordleBot" solves the 2,309 possible Wordles using the fewest number of guesses when it starts with "crane."
Pretty cool! Happy Wordle playing!