"The NYT wants to use the game to boost its online subscriptions.
The media group said it will "initially remain free" to play"
bought for a price "in the low seven figures".
"The Times remains focused on becoming the essential subscription for every English-speaking person seeking to understand and engage with the world. New York Times Games are a key part of that strategy,"
So yeah, looks like it'll be only for subscribers soon. Fair play to Wardle, that's a nice pay day. I wonder do the NYT know there are at least hundreds of free clones out there?