It’s time for your daily dose of Quordle tips – now with additional Daily Sequence answers!
Yes, that’s right: the creators of Quordle have a new game, in which you complete four Wordle puzzles consecutively. The difference is that the letters you already used in the first game are repeated in the second and so on.
It’s fun, but it’s also hard – so if you’re already looking for Wordle tips, you’ll probably need some for Quordle and the Daily Sequence as well.
I’m a Quordle and Wordle fanatic who’s been playing since December 2021, so I can definitely help you solve Quordle today and improve your game for tomorrow. Read my Quordle tips for game #488 and answers to the Daily Streak.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answers.
Marc is the UK Editor-in-Chief of TechRadar and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for over a year. He has authored dozens of articles about the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in each position. His Wordle streak recently hit the 500 mark and he will be heartbroken if he loses. Yes, he takes everything very seriously.
Quordle Today (Game #488) – Tip #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are there on Quordle today?
• The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 3*.
*Note that by vowel we mean the standard five vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel as well).
Quordle today (game #488) – tip #2 – total vowels
What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in today’s Quordle answers is 4.
Quordle today (game #488) – hint #3 – repeated letters
Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?
• The number of Quordle responses containing a repeated letter today is 1.
Quordle today (game #488) – hint #4 – total letters
How many different letters are used on Quordle today?
• The total number of different letters used on Quordle today is 13.
Quordle Today (Game #488) – Hint #5 – Unusual Letters
Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear on Quordle today?
• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among current Quordle answers.
Quordle today (game #488) – hint #6 – initial letters (1)
Do any of today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• The number of Today’s Quordle answers starting with the same letter are 0.
If you just want to know the answers at this stage, just scroll down. If you’re not ready yet, here’s one more clue to make things a lot easier:
Quordle today (game #488) – tip #7 – initial letters (2)
What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?
Okay, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE.
Quordle today (game #488) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle game #488 are…
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Today’s Daily Streak (game #488) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle Daily Sequence, game #488, are…
Quordle Answers: The Last 20
- Quordle #487, Friday, May 26: HATE, MEALY, START, REUSE
- Quordle #486, Thursday, May 25: ALARM, PAUSE, TWO TWO, BURLY
- Quordle #485, Wednesday, May 24: CRYING, LUXURY, NOISE, CABIN
- Quordle #484, Tuesday, May 23: BROAD, WAIT, CROSS, MEAT
- Quordle #483, Monday, May 22: EAGLE, SLICK, SOLID, TAKEN
- Quordle #482, Sunday, May 21: DEVIL, EVOKE, GUISE, FUNNY
- Quordle #481, Saturday, May 20: LINGO, HELLO, UNDERSTAND, THIRD
- Quordle #480, Friday, May 19: ARBOR, MEDAL, TRIAL, WOOZY
- Quordle #479, Thursday, May 18: ENNUI, SPRIG, LATER, SLUNK
- Quordle #478, Wednesday, May 17th: SKIMP, GLEAN, PAYEE, BRAVO
- Quordle #477, Tuesday, May 16: HARRY, TWO TWO, SHEAR, LARVA
- Quordle #476, Monday, May 15: ULCER, APNEA, SWEET, ADULT
- Quordle #475, Sunday, May 14: CLONE, SKUNK, SWEPT, SASSY
- Quordle #474, Saturday, May 13: TRACT, PREEN, BUDGE, SNARE
- Quordle #473, Friday, May 12: HONEY, CYNIC, DUNT, CHIRP
- Quordle #472, Thursday, May 11: CRYPT, ASS, WHEEL, NOBLE
- Quordle #471, Wednesday, May 10: PRINT, VICAR, GAFFE, PLAIT
- Quordle #470, Tuesday, May 9: PROSE, MUNCH, PIVOT, CONDOMINIUM
- Quordle #469, Monday, May 8: PUSHY, FLU, BLOAT, ACTIVE
- Quordle #468, Sunday, May 7: TOOTH, SKULK, BRISK, SLOSH
- Quordle #467, Saturday, May 6: SCALD, TABBY, STYLE, TEASE
Quordle FAQ: Everything you need to know
What is Quordle?
Where Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And instead of completing them successively, you do them simultaneously. You get nine guesses instead of six for Wordle, but the rules are very similar.
It is played online through the Quordle website and you can also access it through the Merriam-Webster website, after the dictionary bought Quordle last year.
As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player every day, which means you’re competing against the rest of the world. Also like Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a new challenge each day.
The site also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before trying the game itself! – and there are daily stats, including a streak count. You also get Quordle Achievements – specific badges for winning a game in a certain number of turns, playing many times or guessing particularly difficult words.
Oh, and it’s hard. Really hard.
What are the Quordle rules?
Quordle’s rules are almost identical to Wordle’s.
1. The letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.
two. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. The letters that are not in the answer are grayed out…
4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A might turn green in one square, yellow in another, and gray in the last two.
5. The answers are never plural.
6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of a letter, both could be yellow, both could be green, or one could be yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You cannot guess ABCDE, for example.
8. You don’t have to include the correct letters in subsequent guesses, and there’s no equivalent to Wordle’s Hard mode.
9. You have nine tries to find the Quordle answers.
10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your time zone.
What is a good Quordle strategy?
Quordle needs to be approached in a different way than Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine tries, you can’t just blindly throw cards at him and expect to win – you’ll have a much better chance if you think strategically.
That’s also the case with Wordle, of course, but it’s even more important with Quordle.
There are two important things to remember.
1. Use multiple opening words
First, you won’t want just a single opening word, but almost certainly two or three initial words.
The first of these probably has to be one of the best Wordle opening words, because the same things that make them work well also apply here. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use a lot more of the more common consonants and include the 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 lots of other options – you might want to put an M, B, F or G in there instead of the H maybe – but something like this should work.
If all goes well this will give you a good clue as to what one or sometimes both of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Narrow things down
Secondly, if you come across a word whose answer could easily be one of several options – for example -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you will definitely want to guess a word to narrow down those options.
In Wordle, you can try several of them in succession and hope that one is right, assuming you have enough guesses. It’s risky, but sometimes it works. Also, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But on Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you just don’t have enough guesses.
In the above scenario, CLAMP would be a great guess as it could point the way to four out of seven words at once.