Redactle: Another Wordle trending alternative these days


Redactle challenges you to find a Wikipedia article that has been redacted, and it’s quite difficult.

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Even though there are now more Wordle clones than there are people on the earth, new approaches to the format are still feasible, and Redactle is one such example.

In the spirit of Wikipedia wormholes, anybody who likes to go through redacted Wikipedia pages word-by-word will appreciate this game. And I can tell you right now: it’s hard.


In spite of the fact that Redactle introduces you to some basic terms (such as ‘of, the’ and ‘in’), you’re still left in the dark when you first start off. In addition to the fact that you don’t know what the topic matter is, it’s not even apparent what kind of words you should begin with.

When you play a word, a count of how many times it occurs in the article — if it does — shows on the right side of the screen. So you may start to uncover full phrases and receive hints about what else you should be guessing, as well. For your convenience, any word in the list may be clicked on to bring you directly to that occurrence.

This is my first game, but I quickly recognised that the secret to success was to focus on a certain topic. With terms like ‘time,’ you won’t necessarily unearth much information if you search too broadly. Go too precise, though, and you’ll almost certainly get a blank stare. I’m going to try categorising things tomorrow in an effort to improve on my poor first attempt, which took me 130 guesses.


Just like Wordle, the only similarities are that it’s played online, for free, and there’s only one a day. However, the latter component is critical, since I’ve spent far too much time browsing a Wikipedia page about something as basic as London and then found myself reading about the gestation length of sloths or something for two hours.

At the end of the game, you’re provided certain statistics, such as how many terms you correctly estimated were in the article and how those numbers compare to everyone else who played that day. In my instance, things aren’t looking well.

It’s also possible to copy your score to the clipboard in Wordle manner, however this is only a copy of the stats message. Here, you won’t find any wacky green and yellow squares.


I’ll be playing it every day from now on, and it will join the ranks of the top Wordle alternatives with Hurdle, Quordle, and Adverswordle. Even so, I’m going to put this problem on hold until I figure out today’s Wordle solution.

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