There is now an official Wordle archive

Ever since the New York Times acquired Wordle, they've stuck to its simplicity—one word a day, five letters, that's it. It takes up a slot in the New York Times Games app, and unlike crossword puzzles and spelling bees, users can scroll sideways to play games from previous days. But now, that's changing: Subscribers will soon be able to access the archive , and WordleBot is coming to the Games app.

There's a free archive, but the New York Times keeps killing it

If you wanted to play Wordles from the past, you used to have access to this unofficial Wordle archive , but The New York Times asked the creators to turn it off, which they did. Discussions on forums such as Reddit mention that other archives have been closed in the past.

As of now, the unofficial free archive Wordle Replay is still running and appears to be fully functional. Another free archive, Wordle Archive , works, but doesn't accept all legitimate guesses - it tells me that my trusty launcher ARISE is not a legitimate word.

Where to find Wordle official archives

The New York Times said it will "roll out" the archive on mobile and desktop starting May 7. Even though I'm a subscriber, I can't see it on the New York Times Gaming website . Maybe you'll be luckier.

The archive is expected to roll out to the NYT Games app "in the coming weeks." Once again I don't see it on mine, but I'll keep looking.

WordleBot is coming to NYT Games app

Another big announcement from The New York Times this week is that WordleBot is now available through the Games app. Currently, when you solve Wordle puzzles on the web, there is a link that compares your performance to WordleBot's. (As I 've written before , this is a robot that solves puzzles with computer precision and then scores you based on skill, luck, and the number of guesses you make to find the answer.)

So far, the WordleBot link has been missing from the Games app, which means I've never bothered to look for it. If the link was there, I'd probably take a look after completing each day's puzzle - which might ultimately make me a better Wordle puzzle solver. Again, I haven't seen the bot in my app yet, but the New York Times has promised it's coming soon.