Word Pairs


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The New York Times newspaper has [bought / brought] the online word game Wordle. The paper is well [knowing / known] for the games it publishes. Wordle is the latest [add / addition] to its list of puzzles. Wordle is a new online game. Its creator, Josh Wardle, only uploaded [it / them] in October. In the past four months, it has become a [crazy / craze] around the world. Social media sites are now full [to / of] posts from people playing the game and sharing their score. The New York Times said it paid "an undisclosed [price / cost] in the low seven [number / figures] " for the game. A spokesperson was excited the paper would be able [to / by] publish the game. She wrote: "We could not be more thrilled to become the new home and proud stewards [on / of] this magical game."

Mr Wardle is a [former / firmer] software engineer for the website Reddit. He created Wordle for his partner [at / to] play. He released it in October. He was surprised after 90 people played it on the day [off / of] its release. It is now played by millions [whole / every] day. Mr Wardle tweeted: "The game has got bigger than I ever imagined (which I suppose isn't that much of a [feat / feet] , given I made the game for an audience of one)." Wordle players have six attempts to [estimate / guess] a five-letter word. After [each / all] attempt, the game gives the player feedback [on / in] which of the letters they have used are in the correct place, or are correct letters but [be / are] in the wrong place. The New York Times said that "initially" the game would [remain / remaining] free.

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