WordleBot is a new tool to help you defeat Wordle


When you play Wordle games, WordleBot will evaluate them and provide you advice on how to improve your play.

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Contrary to popular belief, The New York Times has not made Wordle more difficult. If you want to improve your Wordle skills, Wordle has a new tool for you.

You may use WordleBot’s analysis of your most recent game to get a sense of how well you performed and what you might have done better.


There’s also a daily score, so you can now become competitive on Twitter over yet another thing. To help you get the most out of Wordle, and probably to discourage you from Googling for today’s Wordle answer, this is all part of the plan.

Using a web browser, WordleBot is just like Wordle (opens in new tab). You’ll want to utilise the same device you used to play your last game so that your results can be imported and the fun process of informing you how to perform better can begin.

There are more ways to utilise it, such uploading an image of a prior game and having it analyse that instead. It’s a sleek technique that just requires you to move a few crosshairs about the word grid and the game of your choice will appear.


A ‘Skill score of 89’ was awarded to me in yesterday’s game, #292, against an average of 75. This seems to be dependent on how effectively you “minimise the predicted number of rounds it would take to complete the problem.”

A ‘Steps score’ is a basic measure of how fast you got the solution relative to the general average—4 for me yesterday, versus an average of 4.4—and a ‘Luck’ score (I didn’t do so well here).

You’ll next be taken through each of your predictions one by one in subsequent pages. First guesses seem to be ignored when WordleBot calculates your skill score, however this is not the case.


STARE has long been my favourite Wordle start word, with WordleBot giving it a score of 97/100. That’s CRANE (99/100), which is a wonderful choice, but I’d argue that it’s not up there with my decision.

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A tonne of information is at your fingertips, and the tool tells you how sound each guess was, what more you might have done with it, and how many options there were in total after each try. It’s incredibly wonderfully done, and for a Wordle addict like myself, it’s like candy.

To access it, you must first create an account with the New York Times. NBCUniversal made a smart move by purchasing Wordle in February for a seven-figure price and has since kept it free to play and ad-free.

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It’s safe to assume that the NYT wanted to return its investment, but it was also aware of the negative public response that would surely follow any attempt to make money from the game. The New York Times is hoping to convert some Wordlers into paying members with WordleBot since subscribing for the service automatically enrols you in the paper’s morning email.

WordleBot is explained in detail in the New York Times, which includes details on what each score represents and how WordleBot may help you improve your game.

As the piece’s writers Josh Katz and Matthew Conlen wrote in the article: “We believe the bot’s guidance will help you think about Wordle more analytically, which will help you grow better at solving puzzles in the long term.”.


I’m sure it will, but I’m also egotistical enough to point out that I’ve played every Wordle so far and only lost once, so I’ll keep sharing my ideas every day.

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