Cargo—Wordle 305 infuriates fans again and ruins long-running streaks

The word 'cargo' has infuriated Wordle players who have struggled to solve the tricky challenge from the New York Times

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The word 'cargo' has been the most recent challenge from the New York Times to trip up dedicated Wordle players.

Wordle has been known to throw a few curveballs at players and put words such as 'foray,' 'lowly' and 'foyer' as answers for the daily word game, and the challenge on April 20 was just as difficult.

The word 'cargo' infuriated fans as many struggled to decipher this unusual challenge and many ultimately failed to solve this puzzle. While many players figured out where the vowels of this word were meant to be placed, a lot of fans struggled to figure out where the 'c' and the 'g' needed to be placed and failed to solve this puzzle.

The frustration with this word challenge is widespread, and many players have taken to social media to complain about this puzzle from the game makers.

"Wordle 305 X/6 61 day Wordle streak down the drain just like that…" said one frustrated fan.

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"Wordle 305 X/6 noooooooo! Too too hard! stupid stupid word—gets more stupid the more you say it!!" said one angry fan.

"#Wordle305 Ooof. Today's is hard! Time to start a new streak. Wordle 305 X/6," said another player.

One Wordle fan even commented, "Wordle 305 X/6 I’m about to fight Wordle."

"Wordle 305 5/6 What a struggle," said another who only just managed to solve the puzzle.

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For players who are desperately trying to improve their Wordle skills, there is Wordle unlimited, a game that allows players to make up their own challenges for their friends and family.

There are also a number of Wordle alternatives to play that are just like Wordle and can keep you entertained long after you've finished the daily challenge.

What does Cargo mean?

A lot of players are familiar with the word 'cargo' but simply were not expecting this word to appear on Wordle. But for those who are less familiar with this word and aren't quite sure what it means, here is your answer.

The word 'cargo' is defined in the dictionary as, 'the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle.' Put into practice you could say, 'at 3 pm the cargo ship carrying wood will arrive at its destination.' This is where the term of endearment 'precious cargo' comes from, as people will often refer to their loved ones traveling in a mode of transport as 'precious cargo'. 

Cargo or Cargos can also refer to an item of clothing. In the US, many people wear cargo pants or cargos which are a type of trousers with a number of large pockets so that multiple items can be stored in the item of clothing. 

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