Guessing Game: *** ***

Editor’s Note: I’m trying a new approach to WordroW hints: instead of being the title of the article, clues will now be in the Info/Start message. To see the clue again, just tap the circled i icon in the upper right corner. At least for now, titles will be asterisks that represent the letters you’re guessing, but the clue will be in the URL. Let us know what you think in the comments! Seriously, I really care about your little puzzle solving experience okay?!!

Excerpt Answer: A Maybe.

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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  1. This one was so hard for me and it was so satisfying to get it!!! I like having the hint in the puzzle because it gives me less time to think about it before puzzling, reducing the chance that I’ll get it by hint alone. :D I love both play outcomes though, by hint and by guess, and love the versatility of this puzzle. It never disappoints!

  2. This one was a challenge!!! I know nothing about celebrity gossip

  3. Hah, hole in one!

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    I like having the option to look at the hint or not, although me personally, I will probably always go for the hint. I’m not on my phone, but I sometimes solve the puzzles on my phone and the little pop up thing can be hard to read sometimes. So that’s my only possible concern with where the hint is now.

  4. This one made me giggle! Truly she’s living the dream.
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  5. Hi there! It’s great to see that you are actively seeking feedback from your readers and trying new approaches to enhance their puzzle-solving experience. Providing clues in the info/start message seems like a good idea as it allows the readers to easily access the hints without having to search for them. The use of asterisks in titles to represent the letters being guessed also seems like a helpful addition. Overall, it’s always good to see publishers making efforts to improve user experience. Keep up the good work!

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