Don’t worry, Quordle is not going behind a paywall, says Merriam-Webster

For all those who feel a certain pride in playing Quordle, the five-letter word game known for being four times more difficult than Wordle, your word search is justified. Popular dictionary brand Merriam-Webster has bought the popular online puzzle game and announced it Thursday.

Quietly storming the game, Merriam-Webster, owned by Encyclopedia Britannica, launched shortly after Wordle became an online phenomenon in late 2021.

Quordle has a lot in common with Wordle. Where Wordle asks you to solve a five-letter puzzle in five guesses, Quordle asks you to solve four five-word puzzles at the same time in nine tries.

Quordle result

A sample Quordle result that you can share without giving away answers. Yes, it’s very similar to Wordle…but harder. (Image credit: Future)

Both offer you a standard virtual keyboard and after you enter a five-letter guess, the letters appear in all four-word pads. Correct letters in the correct dots are green and correct letters in the wrong dots are orange. Yes, just like Wordle.

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