Residents of this Michigan city have 3rd highest Wordle scores in America, study finds

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Wordle, an online game in which users try to guess a universal five-letter word, has taken the world by storm.

The game has been mentioned more than 1.7 million times on Twitter since its launch two months ago, and The New York Times has since bought it.

People from countries all over the world have played, but according to a social media analysis conducted by WordTips, a city in Michigan is one of the best in the United States when it comes to solving the puzzles.

According to WordTips, it takes residents of Ann Arbor an average of 3.59 guesses, so solve the daily clues. It is the third best performing brand in the nation, behind only Saint Paul, Minnesota (3.51) and Reading, Pennsylvania (3.56).

As a state, Michigan solves puzzles in about 3.97 guesses. North Dakota is the best state with 3.65 guesses. The United States is the 18th best country to solve Wordle with a national average of 3.92.

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Canberra, Australia, is the global city with the best Wordle average at 3.58 guesses. Sweden is the world best country in Wordle, with an average of 3.72.

WordTips pulled 195,248 tweets with the #wordle hashtag using the Twitter API. The team managed to extract the score for the game from 142,669 tweets. To qualify, the score had to be presented as a fraction (eg, 3/6 or 5/6) with the grid of colored squares.

The global average number of guesses is 3,919 based on 139,940 tweets.

You can see the full study here.

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