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Wordle: Why are players getting different words?

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all Wordle players were confused today as there seemed to be two very different answers for game #324.

One of the good answers from May 9 is closely related to the ongoing speculation that the The US Supreme Court could make abortion illegal.

In light of recent events in the United States, the New York Times changed the word “for as many solvers as possible.”

In a statement, the newspaper said the word was “entirely unintentional and coincidental” and was loaded into the game last year.

But today is not the first time that there are two Wordle answers.

Find out below why your correct answer may differ from your friends’ and beware of spoilers below.

Why do people get different Wordle answers?

In February, a Word of the Day was changed from “agora” to “aroma”, while on March 30, the Wordle of the Day was both “stove” and “harry”, leaving players baffled.

Jordan Cohen, executive director of communications for The New York Times, said Mashable: “In an effort to make the puzzle more accessible, we review solutions and remove obscure or potentially insensitive words over time.”

Users will receive outdated words if they do not refresh the browser window. Some players don’t want to refresh their window for fear of losing their winning streak.

The New York Times said in a statement that if players refreshed their window, they would not receive “the outdated version” of the game, but said that “we know that some people will not and as a result will be asked to solve the obsolete puzzle”.

Of today’s obsolete word, the newspaper said: ‘We want to point out that this is a very unusual circumstance.

Was wordle 324 brilliant or foetus?

Wordle players may have been left confused today (May 9) as some players got the word “shine” while others got the word “fetus” – the American spelling of the word fetus.

So what was Wordle’s answer for May 9? Technically, both answers are good. Players who haven’t refreshed their browser will get “fetus” as the correct answer, while people who have refreshed their browser will get the updated word “shine”.

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