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Wordle Archive Allowed You to Play The Puzzles You Might Have Missed, But Now It's Gone.

Another Wordle Archive Shuts Down Under New York Times Pressure

Wordle Archive Allowed You to Play The Puzzles You Might Have Missed, But Now It's Gone.

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Computational Biologist Devang Thakkar Launched Wordle Archive in Early January, But It's Now Defunct.

Looking to go back and Play Wordles You Missed? You might be out of luck.

Wordle Archive Once Had You Covered, Giving You Access to All the Entries in the Viral Word's Back-Catalog. But that dream is now over. The Archive's Creator Announced Wednesday that New York Times, Which Bouught Wordle in Late January, Assked for the Site to Be Shut Down.

The Wordle Archive Was An Open-Source Tool Made with Love by Computation Biologist and Designer Devang Thakkar, Who Launched the Site in Early January. Thakkar Tweeted in Late January that His Archive Was Getting Over 100,000 users a day, a Testament to the Public Hunger for More Wordle.

It has been a fun Three Months Sinche I Launched this Archive and it Brous Joy to a Lot of US Good Things Must End, Thakkar Said in Astatement. The New York Times Has Requested that I Shut The Archive Down – To be Honest, I Was Wondering What took Them So Long. The News Outlet Had Alread Shut Down a Different Wordle Archive in March. The Times Didn't Immediateli Return a Request for Comment.

One of Great Charms of the Original Wordle is that you can only once a day to guess the five-flight within six tries. SO I FELT A bit naughty indulging in Wordle Archive, Like I Was Breaking An Unspoken Social Contract. Wordle Is Supposed to Be a Precious Little Gem, A Fleeting Moment of Pleasure that Reborn Each Day. With the Archive Gone, I Feel More Pressure to Make Sure I Hit Up Wordle Erym.

Get Your Wordle On

I HAD MIXED Feelings ABOUT The StockPile of Wordle Games, But Thakkar Provided a Service for the Wordle-Obsessed. IT WAS A Test of Self-Control, Like Eating Potato Chips. Can you play just one? How ABOUT A HANDFUL?

Or Maybe You Tackled the Entire Thing and End Up with Nothing But an Abyss to Stare Into, Full Yet Unsatiated. That's a Temptation that Has Now Been Removed.

The Wordle Archive Was Like a Treasure Chest For ME, SOMETHING I OPEENED FROME to TIME to Grab A Pretty Bauble. But I Now (Unwillingly) Close The Lid for Goodinue to Pledge My Devotion to the Original Wordle, Once a day as it was Intended.

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