Updated May 25, 2022 - Technology

Today’s Wordle is ending winning streaks

Wordle game on a smartphone
Wordle was acquired by the New York Times earlier this year. Photo: Getty Images

Spoiler alert, this story offers hints to the answer of the Wordle game for May 25.

Driving the news: If you struggled to answer Wednesday’s Wordle, you’re not alone, and this puzzle is ending some players' winning streaks, according to social media posts.

  • The word game for May 25 is stumping some users who are taking to social media to vent, while others are searching for hints, according to Google Trends data.

Flashback: Earlier this month, the New York Times swapped out the May 9 Wordle word after discovering that the five-letter answer, fetus, relates to Roe v. Wade.

  • The swap was part of a long-running debate about how politically charged games should be.

What they’re saying: “Stinker of a word today, good luck wordlers,” one user wrote on Twitter.

  • “Wordle 340 is going to annoy many with that 1st letter...I can attest to that,” one Twitter user wrote.
  • “It’s another one of *those* words, folks. Tread carefully!” another user tweeted Wednesday.

Spoiler: The Cambridge Dictionary defines the winning word as “to be able from your knowledge or experience to say that something is true.”

  • It's a word that rhymes with a couple more popular words, one of which is a popular piece of furniture.
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