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Title    How “Wordle Editor” Became a Real Job at the New York Times
Date    Sunday November 20, @07:54AM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the real-job dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/11/19/1536204

Freeman writes:

Scheduling the daily five-letter puzzle is more demanding than you might think

On the surface, there are few word games that would seem to need active editing less than Wordle. After all, the daily Wordle puzzle boils down to just a single five-letter word. Picking that word each day doesn't exactly require the skill or artistry of, say, crafting an entire crossword puzzle or designing a more algorithmic game like Knotwords.

Despite this, on Monday, The New York Times announced that "Wordle finally has an editor." Which kind of leads to an obvious follow-up question: What does a Wordle editor actually do all day?


Original Submission

Links

  1. "Freeman" - https://soylentnews.org/~Freeman/
  2. "Scheduling the daily five-letter puzzle is more demanding than you might think" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/11/how-wordle-editor-became-a-real-job-at-the-new-york-times/
  3. "crafting an entire crossword puzzle" - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492506/
  4. "a more algorithmic game like Knotwords" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/04/so-long-wordle-knotwords-is-my-new-daily-word-game-obsession/
  5. "announced" - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/07/crosswords/wordle-editor.html
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=57541

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