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How “Wordle editor” became a real job at The New York Times

Accepted submission by Freeman at 2022-11-14 16:44:23 from the real job dept.
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https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/11/how-wordle-editor-became-a-real-job-at-the-new-york-times/ [arstechnica.com]

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 [imdb.com] or designing a more algorithmic game like Knotwords [arstechnica.com].

Despite this, on Monday, The New York Times announced [nytimes.com] 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?


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