Bangkok, Thailand - February 1, 2022: A mobile user playing Wordle, a popular word game.

Say it isn’t so — people are cheating on Wordle? A recent study by data compiler Wordfinderx, found that online searches increased 196% since The New York Times acquired Wordle in January of 2022.

If you don’t know, Wordle is all the buzz right now. It’s the game where you get six tries to guess the five-letter word of the day. These are tough daily puzzles now provided by The New York Times. And sometimes, they’re a bit too tough…so tough that it seems many people just give up and look up the answer.

The study found that cheating for the game is at an all-time high and only growing. New Hampshire was found to be the state that cheated the most on the game. The two words that saw the most cheating were “swill” and “aroma”.

They also found that most cheaters looked up the answers between 7am and 8am in the morning.

The biggest cheater states and the words they looked up:

  1. New Hampshire: Swill
  2. Rhode Island (tied): Caulk
  3. Vermont (tied): Tacit
  4. Washington, D.C.: Tacit
  5. Massachusetts: Dodge
  6. Maine: Dodge and Tacit

Are you an honest Wordle player or do you cheat just a lil bit? What’s been the hardest word for your guess on Wordle so far?

Source: WordFinderx

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