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Is Wordle the same word for everyone?

Wordle has taken the world by storm, many are wondering if the word selected by the New York Times is the same in all countries around the world.

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Wordle has taken the world by steam, many are wondering if the word selected by the New York Times is the same in all countries around the world.
STEFANI REYNOLDSAFP

In January, more than two million people around the world were playing Wordle, the viral sensation that has since been acquired by the New York Times. It has become common on social media for players to post their score using green and yellow emoji boxes, that break down how many tries it took to solve the daily world.

This practices has raised questions about whether all players receive the same word.

The short answer is yes.

On a given day, players around the world have access to the same puzzle. However, the game updates based on the timezone of the player, meaning that some have access to a new word more earlier than others.

This means that players in the United States are some of the last to have access to the new word of the day.

What time does Wordle update?

The game will reset for each player based on their own timezone around midnight each day.

Has Wordle gotten harder since its acquisition by the New York Times?

The New York Times formally began hosting Wordle on 10 February. We compiled a list of words selected by the news organizations since then:

What words have been selected by the New York Times?

  • 2/10: Pause 
  • 2/11: Ulcer
  • 2/12: Ultra
  • 2/13: Robin
  • 2/14: Cynic
  • 2/15: Aroma
  • 2/16: Caulk

The NYT has denied any such allegations and when looking to the list of words chosen, only a few seem more difficult compared to those selected before the acquisition.

However, with so few words selected by the NYT so far, any real changes to the game will take longer to notice and document.

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