Wordle now has two answers, depending on which site you're playing on

Wordle now has two answers, depending on which site you’re playing on

She said, “I was talking about how I don’t like when there was a vowel as their first letter, and neither my dad nor my mom realized what I was talking about because they had the two consonants as their first.”

Rozans was among dozens of people who were surprised this week to discover that the popular word-deduction game began to give them a different answer than their fellow puzzle solvers. The game’s collective appeal came in part from the fact that there is only one answer per day, shared by players everywhere. As of Tuesday, there are two possible solutions, depending on the site someone is using.

Fortunately for Wordle fans, the incompatibility with other players is reversible. Updating the website where they play the game should sync the puzzle with the updated version.

Although most players are redirected to the Times site, people who haven’t updated or reopened the game since the newspaper bought it may still be using the initial page.

Cue (social media) chaos.

With Twitter for what it is, some of the people who shared their thoughts there were utterly pissed off at the change.

“I just want to thank @nytimes for RUINING and it’s a fun game my friends and I have been playing,” single player books Next to the hashtag #boycottwordle. … “The whole fun of this is talking to your friends about it.”

There is a strategy for change. Jordan Cohen, a spokesman for the Times, said the company is working to update the game’s list of solutions over time to remove “ambiguous” words β€” as well as words that are insensitive or aggressive β€” and make the puzzle more accessible. Compare The Verge Original Answer List and a list of updated answers and found that “AGORA” and “PUPAL” were among the words the Times removed.

Even the original version of Wordle did not include all five-letter words in English. Game maker, software engineer Josh Wardle, He previously told The Times That his romantic partner, Palak Shah, helped narrow the list from around 12,000 to approximately 2,500 which she considers well known. He said he made the puzzle for her because she loves word games.

The free puzzle quickly gained cultural influence after Wardle released it publicly in the fall. Players often post their scores on social media, with gray, yellow, and green blocks showing how many guesses it took to select the daily word. Fewer attempts may be described as successful, while accepting more guesses may be shared with an “awkward” emoji.

ritual It may be the latest form of self-soothing As people in the United States navigate collective hobbies to endure what seems to be endless Corona Virus pandemic. Where there used to be sourdough bread, riding Peloton bikes and watching “Tiger King,” there are now Wordle games.

Rosance still plans to talk to her parents about Wordle to keep in touch while she is in college in Boulder, Colorado. But she is reluctant to update her browser to get the same answers as them.

β€œI kind of want to hold out and see how long my site will take to update if I don’t update it myself,” she said. “But I know that means we can’t exactly compare our results anymore.”