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‘What’s Wordle?’ and your other Wordle questions, answered

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6 min

Wordle is just a word deduction game, but its simple nature belies the fact that it has — in the span of just a few weeks — become a phenomenon. Maybe you’re here because you were enticed by the strange green and yellow squares on social media. Maybe you just saw the New York Times is acquiring the popular word game for an undisclosed seven figure price tag.

Whatever the reason, we’re here to answer all your questions about the newest word game craze.