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According to MarketWatch, Wordle, the viral word-game sensation is going corporate after it was scooped up by New York Times Co., for an amount “in the low seven figures.”


  1. Who developed Wordle?
  2. What is the basic idea or rule behind Wordle?
  3. How fast has the popularity of Wordle grown over the last few months?
  4. What will the developer’s role be with the New York Times?


Bary, E. (2022). Wordle is being scooped up by the New York Times., Jan. 31 (Retrievable online at