Time to go back and redo days that stumped you.
The free daily word game Wordle blew up in popularity at the start of 2022 despite not having an app and only allowing players to tackle one puzzle per day. Both were intentional choices, as Wordle founder Josh Wardle told the BBC, so fans couldn’t spend too much time on it. As such, previous puzzles aren’t available through the official website.
“Wordle is very simple and you can play it in three minutes — and that is all you get,” Wardle said in his BBC interview. “There are also no ads and I am not doing anything with your data — and that is also quite deliberate.”SEE ALSO:‘Taylordle’ is ‘Wordle’ for Swifties
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Nothing gold can stay, however, and the New York Times bought Wordlemere weeks after it became a viral phenomenon. While the game will remain “initially” free, that won’t be the case forever. It’s also unknown whether the Times will house an archive of its own, or try to have this one pulled offline.
For now, though, you don’t have to worry about a Times paywall with Wordle Archive — or about sticking to one game a day. Computational biologist Devang Thakkar built the archive, and even included dark and color blind modes. Now you can replay days that stumped you, or practice your skills for upcoming games.
What Wordle‘s future looks like with the Times is anyone’s guess, but for now we’re free to enjoy this archive of past puzzles with no disruptions.
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