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hard to handle?!....is 'Wordle' getting hard_er after NYT acquired.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 17, 2022 03:28PM
.....some say yes.....NYT says no.....


Is Wordle Getting Harder? Fans Have Questions After Game Acquired by The New York Times

The New York Times "categorically" denies making the popular word game more difficult since acquiring it last month. “No, we did not make Wordle harder,” the paper's games chief says

....Is there a bigger hurdle to winning Wordle?

Some fans of the popular and addictive word game say it has gotten more difficult since The New York Times bought it from a software engineer in late January.

The game, in which players have six attempts to guess a five-letter word, started migrating to the Times' website about a week ago, and some players said they noticed a difference.

"The past few days of Wordle have had a different vibe," one player tweeted. "Seems like those choosing the words are actively seeking uncommon letter combinations in a way that wasn’t happening before. Not sure how I feel about it."

"Am I getting dumber or is Wordle getting harder?" another player tweeted.

"It’s not just me, right? like wordle is actively harder now?" another tweeted.

Recent winning words include "ulcer," "ultra," "cynic," and "aroma." The Times says those words were planned as winners before it even bought Wordle.

"No, we did not make Wordle harder," New York Times games general manager Jonathan Knight told NBC News correspondent Joe Fryer on TODAY Thursday. "Categorically. I’m happy and here to say that.”

The Times says it has actually made the game easier by removing certain words it felt were too difficult, like "agora."

"That’s the one example so far that I can give you of a word that we removed," Knight said. "It just felt a little bit obscure for us.”

Wordle, which limits players to one game per day, was created during the pandemic by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle for his partner, Palak Shah, who loves word puzzles. The name is a play on Wardle's last name.......



or are some getting.....dumber.....?!



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Re: getting hard?!....is 'Wordle' getting hard__er after NYT acquired.....
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 17, 2022 03:53PM
That's crap. I solved today in like 90 seconds. Seriously.

I *did* struggle mightily with Cynic earlier this week though. Phew!



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing
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Re: hard to handle?!....is 'Wordle' getting hard_er after NYT acquired.....
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 17, 2022 04:11PM
Weird-it's seeming easier to me.
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Re: hard to handle?!....is 'Wordle' getting hard_er after NYT acquired.....
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 17, 2022 04:52PM
Seems about the same to me but "agora" was a bit much.

I've lost my cumulative score, it resets every day now. Don't care that much and I never shared it, but it was fun to track.
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Re: hard to handle?!....is 'Wordle' getting hard_er after NYT acquired.....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 17, 2022 08:33PM
UK variation https://wordlegame.org/uk
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Re: hard to handle?!....is 'Wordle' getting hard_er after NYT acquired.....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 18, 2022 06:56AM
No. Not harder.

I've been doing dordle (Wordle on two boards) lately, and that's not particularly hard either.

What's worrisome is that they've introduced a couple of dozen trackers from various ad/metrics networks. Predictable, but worrisome as there's no published privacy-policy or opt-out.



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