If you are already a Wordle addict then Quordle will be your next must play game. This spin-off takes the familiar Wordle format and makes it more difficult by giving you four puzzles to solve simultaneously.
As you can imagine, it’s hard! So if you’ve ever found yourself looking for Wordle clues, you probably need some for Quordle too.
I am a Quordle addict and Wordle player since December 2021, so I can definitely help you solve Quordle today and improve your game for tomorrow. Read on for my Quordle game hints #401 and bookmark this page so you can easily come back tomorrow.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle is now below, so don’t read if you don’t want to know the answers.
Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for over a year. He has written numerous gaming articles for TechRadar and sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters at each position. His Wordle streak recently reached the 400 mark and he will not be relieved to lose it. Yes, he takes everything seriously.
Quordle today (game #401) – hint #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are there in Quordle now?
• The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 4*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is also sometimes considered a vowel).
Quordle today (game #401) – hint #2 – general vowels
What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in Quordle answers today is 8.
Quordle today (game #401) – hint #3 – repeated letters
Do any of the current Quordle answers have repeated letters?
• The number of Quordle answers with repeated letters is now 2.
Quordle today (game #401) – hint #4 – total letters
How many different letters does Quordle use today?
• The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 12.
Today’s Quordle (game #401) – hint #5 – unusual letters
Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?
• No. No Q, Z, X or J can be found in Quordle’s answers today.
Quordle today (game #401) – hint #6 – starting letters (1)
Do any of the current Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• The number of Today’s Quordle answers that start with the same letter are 0.
If you want to know the answers to this episode, just scroll down. If you are not ready then here is another hint to speed things up:
Quordle today (game #401) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)
What letters start today’s Quordle answers?
That’s right, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.
Today’s Quordle (game #401) – the answers
Today’s Quordle answers, game #401, are…
Today’s Quordle isn’t so bad. There are repeated Es in EVOKE and a double T in OTTER, but no unusual letters like X or Z. EVOKE requires a little brain power, and I almost guessed OTHER than OTTER in I hadn’t realized I was already using H, but it did. It didn’t cause me any major problems and I found the Quordle answers left two guesses.
What are you doing today? Send me an email and let me know.
Quordle answers: The past 20
- Quordle #400, Tuesday 28 February: SHEAR, ORGAN, MURAL, COUCH
- Quordle #399, Monday 27 February: AMBER, LAYER, CRUDE, DITTY
- Quordle #398, Sunday 26 February: CIVIC, KOALA, STINT, RARER
- Quordle #397, Saturday 25 February: CONIC, OMEGA, CADET, CANNY
- Quordle #396, Friday 24 February: RIVET, CREAK, CACHE, CHILL
- Quordle #395, Thursday 23 February: DRAFT, JERKY, DOZEN, BLINK
- Quordle #394, Wednesday 22 February: MAHONG, TOKEN, MANGA, BOOZY
- Quordle #393, Tuesday 21 February: EXIST, FLAIR, TAROT, TRUST
- Quordle #392, Monday 20 February: LOYAL, CAMEL, LEFT, CONTINUE
- Quordle #391, Sunday 19 February: CLEAT, BLESS, NOW, CONCH
- Quordle #390, Saturday 18 February: PROSE, LEACH, PULTA, FOLIO
- Quordle #389, Friday 17 February: CLIFF, FREAK, MOUTH, TROOPS
- Quordle #388, Thursday 16 February: KLEAT, THIN, SNARE, TURBO
- Quordle #387, Wednesday 15 February: REBUT, SHIRT, CLASH, SCAMP
- Quordle #386, Tuesday 13 February: AMONG, GULCH, HALVE, OUTGO
- Quordle #385, Monday 13 February: WOOER, STATE, FERAL, STRIP
- Quordle #384, Sunday 12 February: WORDS, DRY, BASIL, TEASE
- Quordle #383, Saturday 11 February: SWAMI, DOGMA, SIEVE, BUNDA
- Quordle #382, Friday 10 February: TURBO, STRAY, FRILL, CLOWN
- Quordle #381, Thursday 9 February: BADLY, LUNGE, GAUDY, GAZER
Quordle FAQs: Everything you need to know
What is Quordle?
Where Wordle challenged you to guess a new five-letter word every day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And instead of completing them, you do them simultaneously. You get nine guesses, instead of six for Wordle, but the rules are very similar.
It is played online by The Quordle website (Opens in a new tab) and you can also get it through the Merriam-Webster site (Opens in a new tab)after the dictionary bought Quordle last year.
Like Wordle, the answers are the same for every player every day, meaning you’re competing with the rest of the world. And just like Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a new challenge every day.
The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before trying the game properly! – and has daily stats including a streak count. You can also get Quordle Achievements – specific badges for winning a game in a certain number of turns, playing more times, or guessing more difficult words.
Oh, and it’s hard. It’s really hard.
What are the rules of Quordle?
The rules of Quordle are almost the same as those of Wordle.
1. The letters that are in the answer and in the correct place will be green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. The letters that are not in the answer will be greyed out…
4. …BUT the word you guessed appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so that A is green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the last two.
5. Answers are never plural.
6. Letters may appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of the same letter, they can both be yellow, be green, or one be yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for example.
8. You don’t have to include the correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent in Wordle’s Hard mode.
9. You have nine riddles to find the answers to in Quordle.
10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.
What is a good Quordle strategy?
Quordle should be approached differently from Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t just blindly throw letters at them and expect to win – you’re better off standing out if you think strategically.
The same is the case with Wordle, of course, but even more so with Quordle.
There are two important things to remember.
1. Use a few words to start
First, you don’t want just an opening word, but almost certainly two or three start words.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starter words, because the same things that make them work so well also apply here. But after that, you should choose another word or possibly two that uses more of the common consonants and that includes any remaining vowels.
For example, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters of the alphabet including all five vowels, Y, and nine of the most common consonants (S, T, R, D, L, P, N, C and H). There are many other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of H, maybe – but something like that should do the trick.
If all goes well, that will give you a good lead on what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Narrow things down
Second, if you are faced with a word where the answer can easily be one of several options – for example -ATCH, where it can be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you definitely want to Guess a word that narrows down the options.
In Wordle, you can try several in a row and hope that one is correct, if you have enough guesses left. It’s dangerous, but sometimes it works. Also, this is the only Hard mode option. But with Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you don’t have enough guesses.
In the above scenario, CLAMP can be a good guess, because it can point the way to four of the seven words in one go.