spoiler: This story contains the solution to Wordle puzzle 284 for Wednesday, March 30th.
Wordle has provided a rare moment in the life of a popular word game. A daily puzzle with two answers.
In this event, which has become a daily ritual since January, Wordle fans are challenged with daily puzzles in which players must correctly guess a 5-letter word in 6 attempts.
When finished, that player can copy the result and share it on social media so others can see their performance.
For Wordle 284, the result ended up with two different words.
Scroll down for the answers to Wednesday’s Wordle puzzle.
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Many players came up with the word STOVE. A handful of others, however, ended up with the final word, HARRY.
Merriam-Webster dictionary definition dissociation as “looting or destructive raids” or “forced movement by harassment”.
Several players took to social media to find out what happened.
One user on Twitter with the handle @teegs1D wrote, “Does anyone else have a harry for their words? None of my friends do that and I’m horrified.”
Why there are two Wordle answers
In a statement to USA TODAY, the New York Times confirmed Wednesday’s Wordle had two answers.
“To make the puzzle more accessible, we are reviewing solutions and removing obscure or potentially insensitive words over time,” Jordan Cohen, director of communications for The New York Times, said in a statement.
Cohen said players should refresh the website where they play Wordle to keep it in sync with the updated version.
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