Denver Newsroom, May 9, 2022 / 15:01 pm
The New York Times has changed the answer to its daily Wordle word game, avoiding ‘fetus’, lest it be viewed as related to current events linked to Roe v. Wade.
“At New York Times Games, we take our role seriously as a place to entertain and escape, and we want Wordle to remain distinct from the news,” read a May 9 statement at the New York Times.
It said that today “some users may see an outdated answer that seems closely connected to a major recent news event. This is entirely unintentional and a coincidence — today’s original answer was loaded into Wordle last year.”
“Because of the current Wordle technology, it can be difficult to change words that have already been loaded into the game. When we discovered last week that this particular word would be featured today, we switched it for as many solvers as possible,” the paper stated.