Yeah, there have been a couple of duds this week. The other day the word HOMER broke my 80 day streak. WTF.
@Anonymous I have only missed it once in the early days when I panicked and reused old letters, but today I was more reacting to the substantive choice.
We (I do wordle with DC) were lucky today and got the third and fifth letter right from the start so we found the solution with the third guess. "Homer" took us six.
Interesting! After I read your post, I played again and, sure enough, they did change it!