Recently the interactive console disappeared from new Python repls. This was an intentional decision by replit.
I myself hadn’t noticed this as a problem because I’ve been cloning a known-good repl created in September with a working I/O test configuration (in September the automated I/O testing was broken in the default repl… I just tried it and it seems that it’s now been fixed).
If you choose “Python” as your template you’ll find that the interactive console is gone.
A work-around is to choose ‘Python (with Prybar)’ as your template rather than just ‘Python’. That’ll provide an interactive console.