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Wordle is taking the world by storm
As much as many of us have tried to fight it, the latest viral social media event is sucking us all in -- a word-game appropriately titled 'Wordle'. Wordle, which started out as an independent game but looks like it sold out considering the link to the game now links to the New York Times, is pretty simple and straight forward.
How to play Wordle
Each new day, a brand new five-letter word is loaded into Wordle. Your task? In six tries, solve exactly which five-letter word happens to be the Wordle of the day. There aren't really any hints to help set you off in a direction, per se -- it's not like a word search that gives you a hint.
It's basically just process of elimination with a little help along the way from colored blocks. Whichever five-letter word you start the game out with -- and it's literally up to you considering you start the game with a blank screen of just empty boxes and a keyboard underneath -- boxes will turn different colors after you enter the word.
If any letters in the word you guessed do not appear in the Wordle of the day, then the box will turn gray. If any letters do appear in the Wordle but they're in the wrong spot, the box turns yellow, which helps you know which letters to include in your guesses.
If you correctly guess a letter and the spot it appears in, the box will turn green and you make your next guess based around keep that specific letter in that specific spot.
What if Wordle was Maine-based?
Currently, there's never a theme that the Wordle of the day follows. It could be "FIRES" one day and "CYNIC" the next. But what if Wordle did become theme-based? And more specifically, what if Wordle overall suddenly became Maine-based? Would you shine as a true Mainer, or would you be outed for being from away?