Wordle Archive - How to Play Old Wordles

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April 22, 2022: The last good Wordle archive has, as expected, been asked to shut down by the New York Times. The site is still live with a final message, but you won't be able to play. We're hunting for a new Wordle archive now.

Looking for a Wordle archive? We've compiled a list of old Wordle answers to see exactly what the correct answer was for each day. Since a lot of Wordle archives seem to be going missing these days, we'll update ours daily with historical answers so you can see what you've missed.

We'll also dig a bit deeper into why Wordle archives seem to be disappearing from the internet, which has started to occur primarily since the NYT takeover of the popular word game. On top of that, we'll provide some handy instructions on how to play previous Wordle challenges, in case you fancy a trip down memory lane.

Of course, we've also got a daily Wordle answer guide, meaning you can see what the current Wordle solution is. That's on top of a Wordle clue guide if you need a helping hand with any particularly challenging puzzles. We've also got a list of games like Wordle if you're ready to branch out into other word-guessing spin-offs.

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Is There A Working Wordle Archive?

Right now, isn't an active Wordle Archive that we're aware of. The last, which you can see right here, lasted three months before it was, like the rest, asked to shut down by the powers that be.

Table of Contents

Wordle Archive - Old Wordle Answers

Wordle 269 - March 15, 2022

  • TEASE

Wordle 268 - March 14, 2022

  • SMELT
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Wordle 267 - March 13, 2022

  • FOCUS

Wordle 266 - March 12, 2022

  • TODAY
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Wordle 265 - March 11, 2022

  • WATCH

Wordle 264 - March 10, 2022

  • LAPSE
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Wordle 263 - March 9, 2022

  • MONTH

Wordle 262 - March 8, 2022

  • SWEET
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Wordle 261 - March 7, 2022

  • HOARD

Wordle 260 - March 6, 2022

  • CLOT
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Wordle 259 - March 5, 2022

  • BRINE

Wordle 258 - March 4, 2022

  • AHEAD
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Wordle 257 - March 3, 2022

  • MOURN

Wordle 256 - March 2, 2022

  • NASTY
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Wordle 255 - March 1, 2022

  • RUPEE

Wordle 254 - February 28, 2022

  • CHOKE
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Wordle 253 - February 27, 2022

  • CHANT

Wordle 252 - February 26, 2022

  • SPILL
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Wordle 251 - February 25, 2022

  • VIVID

Wordle 250 - February 24, 2022

  • BLOKE
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Wordle 249 - February 23, 2022

  • TROVE

Wordle 248 - February 22, 2022

  • THORN
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Wordle 247 - February 21, 2022

  • OTHER

Wordle 246 - February 20, 2022

  • TACIT
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Wordle 245 - February 19, 2022

  • SWILL

Wordle 244 - February 18, 2022

  • DODGE
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Wordle 243 - February 17, 2022

  • SHAKE

Wordle 242 - February 16, 2022

  • CAULK
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Wordle 241 - February 15, 2022

  • AROMA

Wordle 240 - February 14, 2022

  • CYNIC
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Wordle 239 - February 13, 2022

  • ROBIN

Wordle 238 - February 12, 2022

  • ULTRA
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Wordle 237 - February 11, 2022

  • ULCER

Wordle 236 - February 10, 2022

  • PAUSE
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Wordle 235 - February 9, 2022

  • HUMOR

Wordle 234 - February 8, 2022

  • FRAME
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Wordle 233 - February 7, 2022

  • ELDER

Wordle 232 - February 6, 2022

  • SKILL
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Wordle 231 - February 5, 2022

  • ALOFT

Wordle 230 - February 4, 2022

  • PLEAT
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Wordle 229 - February 3, 2022

  • SHARD

Wordle 228 - February 2, 2022

  • MOIST
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Wordle 227 - February 1, 2022

  • THOSE

Wordle 226 - January 31, 2022

  • LIGHT
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Wordle 225 - January 30, 2022

  • WRUNG

Wordle 224 - January 29, 2022

  • COULD
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Wordle 223 - January 28, 2022

  • PERKY

Wordle 222 - January 27, 2022

  • MOUNT
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Wordle 221 - January 26, 2022

  • WHACK

Wordle 220 - January 25, 2022

  • SUGAR
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Wordle 219 - January 24, 2022

  • KNOLL

Wordle 218 - January 23, 2022

  • CRIMP
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Wordle 217 - January 22, 2022

  • WINCE

Wordle 216 - January 21, 2022

  • PRICK
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Why Are Wordle Archives Disappearing?

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At the moment, Wordle archives are in the news plainly because they keep going missing. One of the biggest, imaginatively named "Wordle Archive", was wiped from the internet on March 16. It was a playable archive of old Wordle puzzles, where you could pick a date and play that challenge as it was on the original site.

However, the page now displays a message saying that the NYT requested they terminate the service. It's likely due to copyright claims, given the media company now owns Wordle and its contents. As such, unofficially hosting old Wordle puzzles was likely a violation, hence its deletion.

How Do I Play Old Wordle Puzzles?

If you used Wordle archive sites and still want the chance to play previous challenges, the good news is there's still a way. It's admittedly more time consuming than simply using Wordle archive sites, but given they keep disappearing, this is a method that will withstand the test of time.

Simply head to your device's calendar settings, then change the date on your device to a day of your liking in the past. Then refresh the Wordle website, and you should see one of those historic challenges to undertake. Remember to reset your calendar settings afterwards, though!

That's it for our guide on the current state of Wordle archive websites, as well as our own collection of previous answers. Be sure to check out our Heardle song guide and Wordle 2 word list for help in two of the biggest Wordle spin-offs as well. That way the fun doesn't have to end!