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Wordle is getting (slightly) harder

Marty, I’ve been to the future and I have bad news. Wordle is getting harder. Not much, but harder. With millions of people playing the game Wordle online and the recent takeover by the New York times, some speculation about whether the game is getting harder is unavoidable. Since Wordle chooses a different word every day, some players have started to complain recent target words are harder to be guessed: It must be a coincidence, but the NY Times puzzles are hard and suddenly Wordle has questionable words ...

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A Spanish data scientist’s strategy to win 99% of the time at Wordle

Article in the Spanish newspaper El País about my analysis of how to play (and win) Wordle exploiting the statistical biases in the game A Spanish data scientist’s strategy to win 99% of the time at Wordle Esteban Moro has created an algorithm to solve the trending online game that has hundreds of thousands of people around the world in its thrall Esteban Moro, a professor, researcher and data scientist at Madrid’s Carlos III University and visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has sought a scientific answer to this question. ...

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Playing (and winning) Wordle with R

Introduction Unless you have been away for the last month, you, your family or friends have been talking about or playing Wordle. It is a very straightforward game which reminds us (old enough) of the great MasterMind, but with words. The idea is very simple. In the original version by Josh Wardle, we try to guess a (English) word of five letters. After each guess the game shows you what letters are in the answer in the right position (green), in the answer but in a wrong position (yellow) or not in the answer at all (gray). ...