the New York Times he removed the “fetus” in response to today Wordlein response to the recent Roe vs. Wade in the United States.
The answer on Monday May 9 has been changed from the topical word to a new less loaded word, although some players have yet to answer the original puzzle.
Not for the first time, it means there are two possible answers Wordle players can potentially get on Monday.
The New York Times, which bought Wordle from its original creator in January, said it wants the game to “stay distinct from the news.”
Wordle was taken over for an undisclosed seven-figure sum at the end of January by its creator, British software engineer Josh Wardle
Several US organizations advocating abortion rights have called for nationwide protests after a leaked draft opinion showed that the US Supreme Court was ready to overturn its historic Roe v. Wade decision. Here, pro-choice protesters gather outside the State House during a pro-choice Mother’s Day rally in Boston, Massachusetts on May 8, 2022.
WHAT IS WORDLE?
Wordle is deceptively simple; you have six chances to guess a five-letter word.
After each guess, each letter will turn green, yellow or gray, which means:
Green: correct letter, correct point
Yellow: correct letter, wrong point
Grey: wrong letter
You can then use these clues for your next guess.
Try the game here
Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court voted to eliminate Roe v. Wade, A historic decision that legalized abortion in the United States in 1973.
Several US organizations advocating abortion rights have called for nationwide protests after a leaked draft opinion showed that the US Supreme Court was ready to overturn its historic Roe v. Wade decision.
“Wordle continues to delight millions of people every day, but as we move to Times technology, we have continued to uncover challenges,” said The New York Times. in a statement on its website.
“Today, for example, some users may see an outdated response that appears to be closely related to a major recent news event.
“At New York Times Games, we take our role as a place to entertain and escape seriously, and we want Wordle to remain distinct from the news.”
Like other Wordle responses, Monday’s original response was uploaded to Wordle last year, before NYT bought the game in January.
In fact, there are enough pre-listed answers on the website backend for the game to run through October 2027.
So the fact that the response is related to a current event is “completely unintentional and a coincidence,” the website added.
The NYT changed the answer from “fetus”, which uses the American rather than the British spelling of the word, to “as many solvers as possible”.
It’s hard to change words that have already been preloaded “due to the current Wordle technology,” he said, although he doesn’t specify exactly how.
Not for the first time, it means there are two possible answers Wordle players can potentially get on Monday, frustrating fans of the game.
Some Wordle fans took to Twitter to express their confusion: one user, @yescaptain, said: “Hey @nytimes – WTF? My wife gets ***** and I FETO ‘
THE NEXT WORDLE ANSWERS ARE LISTED IN THE SITE CODE
It has been increasingly difficult to avoid Wordle spoilers on social media as the game’s popularity soared.
But internet pundits shared long lists of upcoming answers after digging into the site’s source code.
Student Owen Yin leaked the full list of answers Medium.com. It claims there are enough responses in the website backend for the game to last until October 20, 2027.
Meanwhile, Robert Reichel, a software engineer currently on GitHub, has posted on the whole blog about how he managed to select the source code and get the right answer on the first try every day.
Wordle fans will receive the replacement word to solve if they have updated their browser window; if they don’t, they will have to fix the “fetus”.
Some Wordle fans took to Twitter to express their confusion: one user, @yescaptain, said: “Hey @nytimes – WTF? My wife gets ***** and I FETO ‘.
Referring to the American spelling, another user, @ ameenab2003, stated: ‘However it is not spelled correctly. It has 6 letters, of course, so it shouldn’t have been on the list in the first place. ‘
The NYT acknowledged that there were two different responses for Monday, but said “this is a very unusual circumstance”.
But this isn’t the first time this has happened since the acquisition: In February, the original answer for Wordle # 241 was changed from ‘agora’ to ‘aroma’ because the former was considered too dark.
And in March, Wordle # 284 what has changed from “harry” to “stove” for the same reason. Either way, some users were still getting the original word.
Several “offensive” words from Wordle were successfully removed, including “lynch”, “slave” and “wench” was revealed earlier in the year.
NYT staff felt that these heavy terms could cause offense and therefore felt they had to go.
NYT Communications Director Jordan Cohen told MailOnline, “We are updating the word list over time to remove obscure words to keep the puzzle accessible to more people, as well as insensitive or offensive words.”
The New York Times acquired the hugely popular game in January 2022. The photo shows the headquarters in Manhattan.
Other upcoming words removed include fiber (probably because this is the British spelling of the word, rather than the American spelling) and, curiously enough, pupal.
The NYT has also removed some offensive racist and sexual slurs from the list of acceptable assumptions, BoingBoing reported, including “pussy” and “whore”.
It’s been just over three months since the NYT acquired Wordle, the hugely popular puzzle created by Wales-born software engineer Josh Wardle.
Wardle created the game for his girlfriend Palak Shah, who loves word puzzles.
At the beginning of November, the simple game – which involves guessing a five-letter word in six attempts – had only 90 players; now there are 300,000 playing it every day, the NYT said.
Since the acquisition of Wordle, fans have done so expressed fears that sooner or later will go behind a paywall, like much of the NYT website
The NYT said it “will initially remain free for new and existing players.”
ANOTHER OFFER TO RUIN WORDLE? NEW YORK TIMES LAUNCHES THE WORDLEBOT TOOL THAT DISTINGUISHES YOUR STRATEGY AND OFFERS PATRONIZATION ADVICE
In April, the New York Times has launched a new tool for the hugely popular online game Wordle.
The tool, called WordleBot, selects a player’s Wordle strategy and offers advice on what players should have done differently.
“We hope the bot’s advice will help you think about Wordle more analytically, which will help you better solve long-term puzzles,” said The New York Times, which bought Wordle in January.
WordleBot is a tool that will take your completed Wordle and analyze it for you.
“It will give you overall scores for luck and skill on a scale of 0 to 99 and tell you every turn what, if anything, you could have done differently, if solving the words in as few steps as possible is your goal.”
Since launching in October 2021, Wordle it quickly became the go-to game for hundreds of thousands of eager gamers around the world.
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