Wordle is about to get more challenging as the New York Times introduces new rules for the addictive word-guessing game.
The basics haven’t changed, you’ll still get six chances to guess the five-letter word, but the word list that was previously assembled by the game creators will now be assembled by Tracy. Who is Tracy, we hear you ask? Tracy Bennett is the person who used to oversee The New York Times’ crossword puzzle, and this is the person who has become Wordle’s dedicated editor.
“Tracy Bennett will be programming Wordle every day,” notes the publication in an announcement about the change.
That’s not all. The word of the day will no longer be a plural of a three or four-letter word with a simple ‘s’ or ‘es’ addition at the end. You’ll get plurals, but with a twist.
“The answer will never be FOXES or SPOTS, but it might be GEESE or FUNGI. As the game is currently designed, FOXES or SPOTS can be used as a guess word to help narrow
down the answer, but FOXES or SPOTS will not be the answer,” says The New York Times.
The New York Times acquired Woodle, created by Josh Wardle, in January this year and some have complained it’s gotten harder since the acquisition. “After nearly a year of speculation, it will finally be our fault if Wordle is harder,” says the editor.
By the way, we have a Wordle challenge here at Stuff and we know some Stuff members have a few tricks under their sleeves that they use on a daily when guessing the daily five-letter word. The changes are bound to heat up the in-office competition just a little more.