Today’s Wordle marks the start of a new era for the game – here’s why

When the New York Times bought Wordle in February 2022, it assured its millions of players that nothing would change about the game they’d fallen in love with. Wordle would still be Wordle, and most wouldn’t even notice any difference.

It remained true to that promise (mostly), but that’s all changed with today’s puzzle – which sees Wordle enter uncharted territory as far as its answers go. How? Well, today, for the first time since it started 646 days ago, Wordle features a solution that isn’t among the 2,000-odd words originally compiled by creator Josh Wardle. Instead, it’s been selected by the game’s first editor.

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