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Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) Wordle has become a daily obsession for many of us; it’s nice to take a few minutes out of the day to attempt to decipher the Wordle word in six guesses or less (today’s took me five, to my great shame). While the game has been free to play thus far, its recent acquisition by the New York Times raises concerns about the future of Wordle’s accessibility. The Times has said Wordle will “initially” continue to be free to play. But “initially” is pretty subjective, and the Times already offers paid subscriptions to its games app, so we’re all probably feeling a little nervous about Wordle’s future. Luckily, there’s an easy way to protect the game as it now stands. As demonstrated by Aaron Rieke on Twitter , Wordle is a lightweight game designed to be played entirely in your browser. As such, the game’s word bank, complete with its past, present, and future answers, is entirely stored in HTML. If you took a look at that code, you could see the answer for tomorrow, next week, next year; it’s all set in stone. So, all you need to do is download the HTML file to your computer or phone; when you open that file, it starts a new game in your browser, and plays exactly as the live website does. This works with or without internet, so if (or when) the Times locks the site behind a paywall, you can simply disable wifi and […]