If you’re already a Wordle addict, then Quordle might be your next must-play game. This spin-off takes the familiar Wordle format and makes it harder by giving you four puzzles to solve at once.
As you can imagine, it is difficult! So if you’re already looking for Wordle tips, you probably need some for Quordle too.
I am a Quordle and Wordle addict who has 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 tips on game #398 and bookmark this page so you can easily return tomorrow.
SPOILER ALERT: Today’s Quordle information is below, so don’t read on if you don’t want the answers.
Marc is the Editor-in-Chief of TechRadar in the UK and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for over a year. He has written numerous articles about the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in each site. His Wordle streak recently reached the 400 mark and he will be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it too seriously.
Quordle today (game #398) – tip #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are in Quordle today?
• It’s the number of different voices in Quordle today 4*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is also sometimes counted as a vowel).
Quordle today (game #398) – tip #2 – full vowels
What is the total number of voices in Quordle today?
• It’s the total number of votes across today’s Quordle answers 8.
Quordle today (game #398) – hint #3 – repeated letters
Are there repeated letters in any of today’s Quordle answers?
• The number of Quordle answers that contain a repeated letter today 4.
Quordle today (game #398) – clue #4 – full letters
How many different letters are used in Quordle today?
• It is the total number of different letters used in Quordle today 12.
Quordle today (game #398) – hint #5 – rare letters
Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?
• It’s not. None of Q, Z, X or J appear in today’s Quordle answers.
Quordle today (game #398) – tip #6 – initial letters (1)
Do any of today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• Number of Today’s Quordle answers starting with the same letter 0.
If you want to find the answers at this stage, scroll down. If you’re not ready yet, here’s one more tip to make things a lot easier:
Quordle today (game #398) – tip #7 – initial letters (2)
What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?
To the right, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL FURTHER IF YOU DON’T SEE THEM.
Quordle today (game #398) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle, game #398, are…
Well, Bang goes my Quordle streak! Today’s Quordle was so tough that he lost me – although admittedly I made a few mistakes. It is objectively difficult, however. The big problem is the many letters over and over again. Each of the four puzzles has one, but CIVIC has two Cs and two Is, although RARER through Rs. I definitely should have tried to narrow things down a bit more before I guessed, but I bet I’m not the only one who fails today…
How did you do today? Email me and let me know.
Quordle Answers: The past 20
- Quordle #397, Saturday 25 February: CONIC, OMEGA, CADET, CANNY
- Quordle #396, Friday February 24: RIVET, CREAK, CACHE, CHILL
- Quordle #395, Thursday 23 February: DRAFT, JERKY, DOZEN, BLINK
- Quordle #394, Wednesday 22nd February: AMAZE, TOKEN, Manga, BOOZY
- Quordle #393, Tuesday 21 February: ANN, FLAIR, TAROT, TRUST
- Quordle #392, Monday February 20: SOLD, CAMEL, ODDLY, QUITE
- Quordle #391, Sunday February 19: CLEAT, BLESS, TODAY, CONCH
- Quordle #390, Saturday 18 February: prose, LEACH, FLUTE, FOLIO
- Quordle #389, Friday February 17: Cliff, freak, mouth, TROOP
- Quordle #388, Thursday 16 February: CLEAT, CHUNK, SNARE, TURBO
- Quordle #387, Wednesday 15 February: REBUT, shirt, CLASS, Scamp
- Quordle #386, Tuesday 13 February: OUT, GULCH, HALVE, OUTGO
- Quordle #385, Monday 13 February: WOOER, STATE, FERAL, STRIP
- Quordle #384, Sunday February 12: PLUMP, DRY, BASIL, TASTY
- Quordle #383, Saturday 11 February: SWAMI, DOGMA, SIEVE, BOUND
- Quordle #382, Friday February 10: TURBO, STRAY, FRILL, CLOWN
- Quordle #381, Thursday February 9: bad, LUNGE, GAUDY, GAZER
- Quordle #380, Wednesday February 8: OCTET, CAMEO, STRUT, SILVER
- Quordle #379, Tuesday February 7: PINEY, OXIDE, NANNY, SIGHT
- Quordle #378, Monday February 6: Scream, wrist, CHILI, CANOE
Quordle FAQ: Everything you need
What is Quordle?
When 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 in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar.
It is played online through the Quordle website (opens in a new tab) and you can also find it through the Merriam-Webster site (opens in a new tab)after buying the dictionary 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. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a new challenge every day.
There’s also a practice mode on the website – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the actual game! – and there are daily statistics including a streak count. You also get Quordle Achievements – special badges for winning a game in a certain number of turns, playing enough times, or guessing hard words.
Oh, and it’s hard. Very difficult.
What are the rules of Quordle?
Quordle rules are almost identical to Wordle rules.
1. Turn green on the letters in the answer and in the correct place.
2. Letters in the answer but in the wrong place are turned yellow.
3. Letters not in the answer turn grey…
4. …BUT the word, you think, appears in all squares of the puzzle at the same time, so A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the last two.
5. Answers are never duplicated.
6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your view includes two of the same letter, they may both turn yellow, both may turn green, or one may be yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in the Quordle dictionary. You cannot measure ABCDE, for example.
8. You don’t have to include correct letters in the subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent to Wordle’s Hard mode.
9. You have nine guesses to get Quordle’s answers.
10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your time zone.
What is a good Quordle strategy?
Quordle must be approached differently from Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t just blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll have a much 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 main things to remember.
1. Use some introductory words
First of all, you will only need one opening word, but almost certainly two or three opening words.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starters, as the same things that do well will apply here as well. But after that, you should choose another word or two that uses many more of the most common consonants and 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 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 it goes well, that will give you a good indication of what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Things slim down
Secondly, if you are faced with a word where the answer could easily be one of many options – for example -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CatCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you definitely want to guess a word that narrows down those options.
In Wordle, you can try several of those in a row and hope you’re right, assuming you’ve left enough guesses. It’s risky, but it will work sometimes. Plus, it is the only option in hard mode. But in Quordle, this is bound to fail – you’re not guessing enough.
In the case above, CLAMP would be a big guess, as it could point the way to four of the seven words in one go.