Wordle, which rhymes with Yertle the Turtle, has been sold.
The popular online word game that has cult status has been bought by the New York Times company for an undisclosed amount.
Wordle was purchased from its creator, Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, for a price “in the low seven figures,” The Times said.
The Times says the game will remain free until they can figure out how to charge for it. So get in your last free licks of five letters.