If you’re already a Wordle addict, Quordle could be your next must-play game. This spin-off takes the well-known Wordle format and makes it more difficult by giving you four puzzles to solve at the same time.
As you can imagine, it’s hard! So if you’re already looking for Wordle hints, you probably need them for Quordle as well.
I’m a Quordle and Wordle addict playing since December 2021 so I can definitely help you solve Quordle today and improve your game for tomorrow. Read on for my Quordle Notes on Game #402, and bookmark this page for an easy return tomorrow.
SPOILER ALERT: Information about Quordle today is below, so don’t read any further 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 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 400 mark and he will be heartbroken if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously.
Quordle Today (Game #402) – Clue #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are there in Quordle today?
• The number of different vowels in Quordle is today 3*.
*Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes also counted as a vowel).
Quordle Today (Game #402) – Clue #2 – Total Vowel Count
How many vowels are there in Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in today’s Quordle answers is 5.
Quordle Today (Game #402) – Clue #3 – Repeated Letters
Do any of today’s Quordle Answers contain repeated letters?
• The number of quordle answers today that contain a repeated letter is 2.
Quordle Today (Game #402) – Clue #4 – Total Letter Count
How many different letters are used in Quordles today?
• The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 10.
Quordle Today (Game #402) – Clue #5 – Unusual Letters
Does the letter 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 #402) – Clue #6 – Initials (1)
Do some of today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• The number of Today’s Quordle answers start with the same letter 2.
If you just want to know the answers at this point, just scroll down. If you’re not ready yet, then here’s another hint to make things a lot easier:
Quordle Today (Game #402) – Clue #7 – Initials (2)
What letter do today’s Quordle answers start with?
That’s right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.
Quordle Today (Game #402) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle, Game #402 are…
Quordle may have caused you some trouble today. None of the words are too obscure, but it’s very light on vowels, with the Y standing for one of three of the four answers instead. It also has a few repeated letters: LL in RALLY and EE in FREED. However, two answers start with an F and two end with LY – and that will have made the task a bit easier for most people.
How have you been today? Email me and let me know.
Quordle replies: The last 20
- Quordle #401, Wednesday, March 1: FLAIR, EVOKE, OTTER, WRIST
- Quordle #400, Tuesday, February 28: SCISSORS, ORGAN, MURAL, COUCH
- Quordle #399, Monday, February 27: AMBER, LAYER, RAW, DITTY
- Quordle #398, Sunday, February 26: CIVIC, KOALA, STINT, RARE
- Quordle #397, Saturday, February 25: CONICAL, OMEGA, KADETT, CANNY
- Quordle #396, Friday, February 24: RIVET, KNR, CACHE, CHILL
- Quordle #395, Thursday, February 23: DRAFT, ROCKING, DOZEN, BLINK
- Quordle #394, Wednesday, February 22: AMAZING, TOKEN, MANGA, BOOZY
- Quordle #393, Tuesday, February 21: EXIST, FLAIR, TAROT, TRUST
- Quordle #392, Monday, February 20: LOYAL, CAMEL, ODD, PRETTY
- Quordle #391, Sunday, February 19: CLEAT, BLESSING, TODAY, CONCH
- Quordle #390, Saturday, February 18: PROSE, LYE, FLUTE, FOLIO
- Quordle #389, Friday, February 17: CLIFF, Freak, Mouth, Squad
- Quordle #388, Thursday, February 16: CLEAT, CHUNK, SNARE, TURBO
- Quordle #387, Wednesday February 15: REBUT, SHIRT, Clash, SCAMP
- Quordle #386, Tuesday, February 13: UNDER, GULCH, HALVE, OUTGO
- Quordle #385, Monday, February 13: WOOER, STATE, WILD, STRIPES
- Quordle #384, Sunday, February 12: PLUMP, DRY, BASIL, TEASE
- Quordle #383, Saturday, February 11: SWAMI, DOGMA, SIEVE, BOUND
- Quordle #382, Friday, February 10: TURBO, STRAY, FRILL, CLOWN
Quordle FAQs: Everything you need to know
What is Quordles?
Where Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word every day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And instead of doing them in order, do them all at the same time. You get nine guesses instead of Wordle’s six, but the rules are otherwise very similar.
It is played online via the Quordle website (opens in new tab) and you can also access it through the Merriam-Webster site (opens in new tab)after the dictionary bought Quordle last year.
As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player every day, meaning you’re up against the rest of the world. And like Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight, giving you a new challenge every day.
The site also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend before trying out the actual game! – and there are daily stats including a streak count. You’ll also get Quordle Achievements – special badges for winning a game in a certain number of rounds, playing many times, or guessing particularly difficult words.
Oh, and it’s difficult. Very difficult.
What are the Quordle Rules?
Quordle’s rules are almost identical to Wordle’s.
1. Letters that are in the answer and in the correct place turn green.
2. Letters that are in the wrong place in the answer turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer will turn grey…
4. …BUT the word you guess will appear in all quadrants of the puzzle simultaneously, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another, and gray in the last two.
5. Answers are never in the plural.
6. Letters can occur multiple times. So if your guess has two of a letter, they might both turn yellow, both green, or one might be yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in the Quordle dictionary. For example, you cannot guess ABCDE.
8th. You don’t have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses, and there’s no equivalent to 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 time zone.
What is a good quordle strategy?
Quordle needs to be approached differently than Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at them and expect to win – you have a far better chance if you think strategically.
This is of course also the case with Wordle, but it is even more important with Quordle.
There are two important things to remember.
1. Use multiple initial words
First, you don’t just want a single seed word, you almost certainly want it two or three initial words.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle start words, because the same things that make them work well apply here as well. But after that, you should choose another word, or possibly two, that uses a lot more of the most common consonants and that includes all the remaining vowels.
For example, I’m currently using STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Together, 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 put an M, B, F, or G in place of the H – but something like this should do the trick.
If all goes well, that gives you a good indication of what one, or sometimes two, of the answers might be. If not, then good luck!
2. Narrow things down
Second, when confronted with a word where the 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 open it definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options.
In Wordle, instead, you can try several of them in a row and hope one is correct, assuming you still have enough guesswork. It’s risky but will work sometimes. Also, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in failure – you just don’t have enough guesswork.
In the scenario above, CLAMP would be a good guess as it could point the way to four of the seven words at once.