New York Times Changes Wordle Answer After Abortion News, Sparks User Confusion

New York Times Changes Wordle Answer After Abortion News, Sparks User Confusion


WARNING: SPOILER ALERT FOR MONDAY’S WORDLE…

On Monday, The New York Times admitted that it changed the answer of Monday’s Wordle Puzzle from “fetus” to “shine” alluding to the ongoing news cycle surrounding the contentious debate over abortion. The change also confused players, who complained of two possible solutions.

The original answer, “fetus,” was flagged as problematic following last week’s report that the Supreme Court might soon overturn 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision. However, according to The Times, the original “fetus” answer couldn’t be completely removed from its system, which resulted in some players working to uncover the first answer, and others working to uncover the second answer.

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In a statement, New York Times Games explained that it wants “Wordle to remain distinct from the news,” and that

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