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Wordle copycat Quordle acquired by Merriam-Webster

Quordle lets you solve for four five-letter words, and you have nine guesses to do so (Picture: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Wordle spin-offs are making bank, with Quordle being the latest one to be acquired by Merriam-Webster.

Quordle, which is basically Wordle on steroids, lets you solve for four words simultaneously and is a more challenging version of the popular word game.

You have to solve for four five-letter words, and you have nine guesses to do so.

When you make a guess, you’ll see what letters exist in the solution, which letters do not, and if you have any letters in the correct position.

The game now lives directly on Merriam-Webster’s website, rather than on its own as reported by TechCrunch.

‘I can’t think of a better home for this game. Lots of news features and fun to come, so stay tuned!’ said a tweet from its official Twitter account.

The same statement appears on Quordle’s tutorial page on the Merriam-Webster website, attributed to Freddie Meyer, the creator of Quordle.

Merriam-Webster is the Encyclopaedia Britannica subsidiary best known for its online dictionary.

While the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, the Quordle website now redirects to its own space on the Merriam-Webster website.

Last year, Wordle was snapped up by The New York Times for a seven-figure sum and integrated into NYT’s Games offering.

The media giant later integrated Wordle into its crossword app and even turned Wordle into a physical board game.

Other Wordle spin-offs like Heardle, the music guessing game was acquired by music streaming giant, Spotify, last summer.

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