The Wordle archive is officially closed at the request of the New York Times

You may have read a headline like this in the past, but this time it’s real. After some shutdown scares, the World Archives has officially closed the book.

Creator Devang Thakkar released a statement that now occupies the Wordle archives website. “It’s been a fun three months since I started this archive, but all good things must end,” writes Thakkar. “The New York Times asked me to close the archive. To be honest, I was wondering why it took them so long.” Thakkar goes on to thank those who took part in the project, which was a great opportunity for non-New York Times subscribers, the popular pun on to play. Paywall concerns have been present since NYT’s acquisition of Wordle earlier in the year. In response, Thakkar started the archive project.

Even without Wordle Archive, there are still many Wordle alternatives. Most recently, Fortnite launched Fortle, and the classic word game Scrabble returned with a new browser version. Despite the spate of clones and concerns surrounding the New York Times acquisition, Wordle continues to be extremely popular. It’s the second most talked about game of the year on Twitter so far, behind Genshin Impact. If you need some Wordle hints of your own, we’ve got plenty of tips on how to use words with specific letters. The Wordle archive is officially closed at the request of the New York Times

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