Google Bard Advanced leak hints at imminent launch for ChatGPT rival

The release of Google Bard’s Advanced tier may be coming sooner than people expected, according to a recent leak, and what's more, it won’t be free.

Well, it’s not a “leak” per se; the company left a bunch of clues on its website that anybody could find if you know where to look. That’s how developer Bedros Pamboukian on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) found lines of code hinting at the imminent launch of Bard Advanced. What’s interesting is the discovery reveals the souped-up AI will be bundled with Google One, and if you buy a subscription, you can try it out as part of a three-month trial.

There is a bit of hype surrounding Bard Advanced because it will be powered by Google’s top-of-the-line Gemini Ultra model. In an announcement post from this past December, the company states Gemini Ultra has been designed to deal with “highly complex tasks and accept multimodal inputs”. This possibility is backed up by another leak from user Dylan Roussel on X claiming the chatbot will be capable of “advanced math and reasoning skills.”

It’s unknown which Google One tier people will have to buy to gain access or if there will be a new one for Bard Advanced. Neither leak reveals a price tag. But if we had to take a wild guess, you may have to opt for the $ 10 a month Premium plan. Considering the amount of interest surrounding the AI, it would make sense for Google to put up a high barrier for entry.

Potential features

Going back to the Roussel leak, it reveals a lot of other features that may or may not be coming to Google Bard. Things might change or “they may never land at all.”

First, it may be possible to create customized bots using the AI’s tool. There is very little information about them. We don’t know what they do or if they’re shareable. The only thing we do know is the bots are collectively codenamed Motoko.

Next, it appears Bard will receive a couple of extra tools. You have Gallery, a set of publicly viewable prompts on a variety of topics users can check out for brainstorming ideas. Then there’s Tasks. Roussel admits he couldn’t find many details about it, but to his understanding, it’ll be “used to manage long-running tasks such as” image generation.

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Speaking of generating images, the third feature allows users a way to create backgrounds and foregrounds for smartphones and website banners. The last one, called Power Up, is said to be able to improve text prompts. Once again, there’s little information to go on. We don’t know how the backgrounds can be made (if that’s what’s going on) or what powering up a text prompt even looks like. It's hard to say for sure.

Users probably won’t have to wait for very long to get the full picture. Given the fact these were hidden on Google’s website, the official rollout must be just around the corner.

2024 is shaping up to be a big year for artificial intelligence, especially when it comes to the likes of Google Bard and its ChatGPT. If you want to know which one we think will come out on top, check out TechRadar's ChatGPT vs Google Bard analyzation.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Tuesday, June 20 (game #512)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #512 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

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 sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 7.

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 1.

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 14.

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #512) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• D

• B

• F

• C

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #512) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 512 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle, game #512, are…

  • DUVET
  • BLAST
  • FILMY
  • CEASE

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #512) – the answers

Quordle daily sequence answers for game 512 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #512, are…

  • SEVER
  • TREAT
  • RERUN
  • SUPER

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #511, Monday 19 June: HORDE, LOSER, GUSTO, PRONE
  • Quordle #510, Sunday 18 June: SHORN, FRIAR, THREE, UNTIE
  • Quordle #509, Saturday 17 June: JUROR, BUSED, SAPPY, VYING
  • Quordle #508, Friday 16 June: PASTA, RABID, UNFIT, CURLY
  • Quordle #507, Thursday 15 June: COBRA, CORNY, MINCE, CHILI
  • Quordle #506, Wednesday 14 June: LIBEL, SAVVY, VAULT, TROLL
  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Monday, June 19 (game #511)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #511 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 3*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 8.

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 0.

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 12.

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #511) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• H

• L

• G

• P

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #511) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 511 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle, game #511, are…

  • HORDE
  • LOSER
  • GUSTO
  • PRONE

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #511) – the answers

Quordle Daily Sequence answers for game 511 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #511, are…

  • OCEAN
  • LOWER
  • PAPER
  • GAUDY

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #510, Sunday 18 June: SHORN, FRIAR, THREE, UNTIE
  • Quordle #509, Saturday 17 June: JUROR, BUSED, SAPPY, VYING
  • Quordle #508, Friday 16 June: PASTA, RABID, UNFIT, CURLY
  • Quordle #507, Thursday 15 June: COBRA, CORNY, MINCE, CHILI
  • Quordle #506, Wednesday 14 June: LIBEL, SAVVY, VAULT, TROLL
  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO
  • Quordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEAT

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Sunday, June 18 (game #510)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #510 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 5*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 8.

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 2.

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 11.

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #510) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• S

• F

• T

• U

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #510) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 510 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle, game #510, are…

  • SHORN
  • FRIAR
  • THREE
  • UNTIE

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #510) – the answers

Quordle Daily Sequence answers for game 510 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #510, are…

  • DOWEL
  • QUAKE
  • BRAND
  • BANAL

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #509, Saturday 17 June: JUROR, BUSED, SAPPY, VYING
  • Quordle #508, Friday 16 June: PASTA, RABID, UNFIT, CURLY
  • Quordle #507, Thursday 15 June: COBRA, CORNY, MINCE, CHILI
  • Quordle #506, Wednesday 14 June: LIBEL, SAVVY, VAULT, TROLL
  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO
  • Quordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEAT
  • Quordle #488, Saturday 27 May: GRASS, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWN

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Saturday, June 17 (game #509)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #509 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 5*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 6.

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 2.

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 15.

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• Yes. One of Q, Z, X or J appears among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #509) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• J

• B

• S

• V

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #509) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 509 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle, game #509, are…

  • JUROR
  • BUSED
  • SAPPY
  • VYING

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #509) – the answers

Quordle Daily Sequence answers for game 509 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #509, are…

  • MOGUL
  • TALLY
  • ERODE
  • AORTA

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #508, Friday 16 June: PASTA, RABID, UNFIT, CURLY
  • Quordle #507, Thursday 15 June: COBRA, CORNY, MINCE, CHILI
  • Quordle #506, Wednesday 14 June: LIBEL, SAVVY, VAULT, TROLL
  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO
  • Quordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEAT
  • Quordle #488, Saturday 27 May: GRASS, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWN
  • Quordle #487, Friday 26 May: LOATH, MEALY, BEGAN, REUSE

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Friday, June 16 (game #508)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #508 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 3*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 7.

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 1.

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 14.

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #508) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• P

• R

• U

• C

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #508) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 508 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle, game #508, are…

  • PASTA
  • RABID
  • UNFIT
  • CURLY

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #508) – the answers

Quordle Daily Sequence answers for game 508 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #508, are…

  • GUISE
  • FOGGY
  • BASIS
  • SMOCK

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #507, Thursday 15 June: COBRA, CORNY, MINCE, CHILI
  • Quordle #506, Wednesday 14 June: LIBEL, SAVVY, VAULT, TROLL
  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO
  • Quordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEAT
  • Quordle #488, Saturday 27 May: GRASS, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWN
  • Quordle #487, Friday 26 May: LOATH, MEALY, BEGAN, REUSE
  • Quordle #486, Thursday 25 May: ALARM, PAUSE, COLON, BURLY

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Thursday, June 15 (game #507)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #507 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

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 sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 7.

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 1.

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 12.

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 3.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #507) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• C

• C

• M

• C

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #507) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 507 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle, game #507, are…

  • COBRA
  • CORNY
  • MINCE
  • CHILI

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #507) – the answers

Quordle daily sequence answers for game 507 on a yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #507, are…

  • SPRAY
  • SPINY
  • KNEEL
  • STORE

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #506, Wednesday 14 June: LIBEL, SAVVY, VAULT, TROLL
  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO
  • Quordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEAT
  • Quordle #488, Saturday 27 May: GRASS, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWN
  • Quordle #487, Friday 26 May: LOATH, MEALY, BEGAN, REUSE
  • Quordle #486, Thursday 25 May: ALARM, PAUSE, COLON, BURLY
  • Quordle #485, Wednesday 24 May: WHINY, LUSTY, NOISE, BOOTH

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Quordle today – hints and answers for Wednesday, June 14 (game #506)

It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off. 

Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I'm still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it's good fun, but also difficult.

What's more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you'll probably need some for this game too. 

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 on for my Quordle hints to game #506 and the answers to the main game and Daily Sequence. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 5*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 6.

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 3.

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 12.

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you're not ready yet then here's one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #506) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• L

• S

• V

• T

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game #506) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 506 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle, game #506, are…

  • LIBEL
  • SAVVY
  • VAULT
  • TROLL

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #506) – the answers

Quordle Daily Sequence answers for game 506 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #506, are…

  • MAJOR
  • ENSUE
  • AVAIL
  • BIRCH

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #505, Tuesday 13 June: LOWLY, CORAL, PLANK, AMISS
  • Quordle #504, Monday 12 June: STAMP, BONEY, TRACE, CLOVE
  • Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLY
  • Quordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATE
  • Quordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHART
  • Quordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRY
  • Quordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALER
  • Quordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDOR
  • Quordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURT
  • Quordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADE
  • Quordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEE
  • Quordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMEN
  • Quordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGE
  • Quordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUIT
  • Quordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREED
  • Quordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBO
  • Quordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEAT
  • Quordle #488, Saturday 27 May: GRASS, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWN
  • Quordle #487, Friday 26 May: LOATH, MEALY, BEGAN, REUSE
  • Quordle #486, Thursday 25 May: ALARM, PAUSE, COLON, BURLY
  • Quordle #485, Wednesday 24 May: WHINY, LUSTY, NOISE, BOOTH
  • Quordle #484, Tuesday 23 May: WIDER, AWAIT, CROSS, MEATY

Quordle FAQs: 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 rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle’s Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the 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, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.

In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.

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Windows 11 hidden feature hints that Microsoft might be messing with the Start menu

Windows 11 just got a new preview build in the Beta channel that brings a bunch of changes with it, some of which are hidden.

As flagged up by @PhantomOfEarth on Twitter, beta build 2262x.1465 introduces a new name for the ‘Recommended’ section at the bottom of the Start menu panel, where recently used apps and files that you might want to quickly access again are flagged up.

It’s called the ‘For you’ section in the beta, but note that this remains hidden in testing, and the leaker only found it by hunting around with a Windows configuration tool (ViVeTool).

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Elsewhere in the beta build, Microsoft has made the new Voice Access commands help page fully accurate and functional, and it now works properly when in Dark Mode. Also hidden away in this preview build are presence sensing privacy settings (to automatically turn your PC off or on when you leave it or come back).

Other bits have been tacked on to File Explorer, too, and @PhantomOfEarth believes these might pertain to the depth effects we’ve recently heard about, using AI to give the desktop background a ‘3D’ kind of effect. That could be pretty cool to see (despite our misgivings about letting AI loose on the desktop in general).

With this fresh beta release, Windows 11 has also got live captions in many more languages, updated touch keyboard settings, and a VPN status icon for the system tray (which will allow you to tell if you’re connected to your VPN at a glance, a nifty touch).


Analysis: More than meets the eye?

It’s interesting to see the ‘For you’ name change is apparently inbound, moving forward to beta testing – albeit still hidden. Given that the new name hints at further personalization for the Start menu, might we see more targeted bits and pieces appear here?

Well, Microsoft has experimented with this idea in previous test builds, showing recommended websites at one point, but that feature was ditched. (Likely in part due to fears against the obvious potential misuse here in terms of this effectively being advertising – for example, recommending the new Bing would surely be a shoo-in, something that’s already happened in the search box on the taskbar).

It doesn’t appear that this will be anything but a name change, at least not for now, although we still get the feeling it’s a sign that more tailored suggestions might be coming down the line. With AI inevitably being brought more into the mix with Windows 11, this will surely be an avenue for future exploration…

What’s also interesting to note is that only a beta build came out this week, with Microsoft not providing Dev or Canary releases. The hope, then, is that some decent changes could be in the pipeline for these earlier test builds when the next preview release rolls around (perhaps next week).

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Today’s Wordle answer #275 (with hints) Monday March 21

It's the start of a new week and how better to get a handle on it than slipping into the old familiar waters of Wordle? After last week's maelstrom of challenging solutions, Wordle #275 feels surprisingly straightforward – almost kind in comparison.

Though, should we trust this someone softer Wordle solution, or is it just the New York Times lulling us into a false sense of security? Time will tell.

Don't be hard on yourself if today's puzzle has left you stumped so far, it's a Monday, after all. Not only that, but after the challenges of MOVIE and CATER it's no wonder you might be suspicious of this solution.

Read on for some full hints and insight to tackle puzzle #275. 

Wordle March 21 hint

First up, the riddle:

Saying it aloud will add confusion,

Homonyms are key to this solution.

Not good enough? How about these then?

  1. There are multiple vowels today
  2. It’s a very common word
  3. It takes the form CONSONANT, CONSONANT, VOWEL, VOWEL, CONSONANT.

Today’s Wordle answer #275

If you went vowel heavy with your starting word then you'll likely have picked up quite a few letters, though they may have needed a shuffle around. Hopefully your streak wasn't endangered but, don't worry, if you're down to the wire – don't through your phone to ground, sweep your laptop off the table, or snap your Nintendo DS loaded up with a homebrew browser in half: the Wordle answer for today is THEIR.

Wordle answer #275

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Today’s Wordle alternative

While you might have completed the original Wordle, the Wordle Classic, full fat Wordle, that doesn't mean your Wordling day has to be done. No, there are plenty of Wordle alternatives out there.

If you need another dose of Wordle in your life read on…

Wordle Unlimited

TechRadar winning a Wordle Unlimited game

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Beware, once you turn this tap, you'll never be able to stop the flow of Wordle. Wordle Unlimited is an unofficial spin-off of Wordle that has no limit to the number of times you can play in a day. Not only that, it has social features that let you craft Wordle puzzles for your friends. Here's how to use and play Wordle Unlimited.

The custom Wordle is the real highlight of the game, giving you a versatile tool for trolling your friends. Not that we'd encourage that sort of behavior…

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