It’s time for your daily dose of Quordle hints – now with more Daily Sequence answers!
Yes, that’s right: the makers of Quordle have a new game, which sees you complete four Wordle puzzles in a row. The twist is that the letters you used in the first game are repeated in the second and so on.
It’s great fun, but it’s also hard – so if you’ve ever found yourself looking for Wordle hints, you’ll probably need Quordle and the Daily Sequence as well.
I’m a Quordle fanatic and Wordle player since December 2021, so I can definitely help you solve Quordle today and improve your game for tomorrow. Read for my Quordle game hints #489 and the Daily Sequence answers.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle is now below, so don’t read if you don’t want to know the answers.
Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for over a year. He has written numerous gaming articles for TechRadar and sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters at each position. His Wordle streak has just reached the 500 mark and he will not be relieved to lose it. Yes, he takes everything seriously.
Today’s Quordle (game #489) – hint #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are there in Quordle now?
• The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 4*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is also sometimes considered a vowel).
Quordle today (game #489) – hint #2 – general vowels
What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in Quordle answers today is 7.
Quordle today (game #489) – hint #3 – repeated letters
Do any of the current Quordle answers have repeated letters?
• The number of Quordle answers with repeated letters is now 1.
Quordle today (game #489) – hint #4 – total letters
How many different letters does Quordle use today?
• The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 14.
Quordle today (game #489) – hint #5 – unusual letters
Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?
• No. No Q, Z, X or J can be found in Quordle’s answers today.
Quordle today (game #489) – hint #6 – starting letters (1)
Do any of the current Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• The number of Today’s Quordle answers that start with the same letter are 2.
If you want to know the answers to this episode, just scroll down. If you are not ready then here is another hint to speed things up:
Quordle today (game #489) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)
What letters start today’s Quordle answers?
That’s right, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.
Today’s Quordle (game #489) – the answers
Today’s Quordle answers, game #489, are…
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Today’s Daily Sequence (game #489) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle Daily Sequence, game #489, are…
Quordle answers: The past 20
- Quordle #488, Saturday 27 May: BALIBOT, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWN
- Quordle #487, Friday 26 May: TRY, EAT, START, AGAIN
- Quordle #486, Thursday 25 May: ALARM, PAUSE, COLON, BURLY
- Quordle #485, Wednesday 24 May: WHINY, LUSTY, NOISE, BOOTH
- Quordle #484, Tuesday 23 May: OVER, WAITING, CROSS, BOX
- Quordle #483, Monday 22 May: EAGLE, SLICK, SOLID, TAKEN
- Quordle #482, Sunday 21 May: DEVIL, EVOKE, GUISE, LAUGH
- Quordle #481, Saturday 20 May: LINGO, HELLO, GRASP, THIRD
- Quordle #480, Friday 19 May: ARBOR, MEDAL, TRIAL, WOOZY
- Quordle #479, Thursday 18 May: ENNUI, SPRIG, MAULI, SLUNK
- Quordle #478, Wednesday 17 May: SKIMP, GLEAN, PAYEE, BRAVO
- Quordle #477, Tuesday 16 May: HARRY, COLON, SHEAR, LARVA
- Quordle #476, Monday 15 May: ULCER, APNEA, CANDY, TIGHTNESS
- Quordle #475, Sunday 14 May: CLONE, SKUNK, SWEPT, SASSY
- Quordle #474, Saturday 13 May: TRACT, PREEN, BUDGE, SNARE
- Quordle #473, Friday 12 May: HONEY, CYNIC, DAUNT, CHIRP
- Quordle #472, Thursday 11 May: CRYPT, DANCE, WHEEL, NOBLE
- Quordle #471, Wednesday 10 May: PRINT, VICAR, GAFFE, PLAIT
- Quordle #470, Tuesday 9 May: PROSE, MUNCH, PIVOT, CONDO
- Quordle #469, Monday 8 May: PUSHY, FLU, BLOAT, ASSET
- Quordle #468, Sunday 7 May: TEETH, SKULK, BRISK, SLOSH
Quordle FAQs: Everything you need to know
What is Quordle?
Where Wordle challenged you to guess a new five-letter word every day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And instead of completing them, you do them simultaneously. You get nine guesses, instead of six for Wordle, but the rules are very similar.
It is played online by The Quordle website and you can also get it through the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary bought Quordle last year.
Like Wordle, the answers are the same for every player every day, meaning you’re competing with the rest of the world. And just like Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a new challenge every day.
The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before trying the game properly! – and has daily stats including a streak count. You can also get Quordle Achievements – specific badges for winning a game in a certain number of turns, playing more times, or guessing more difficult words.
Oh, and it’s hard. It’s really hard.
What are the rules of Quordle?
The rules of Quordle are almost the same as those of Wordle.
1. The letters that are in the answer and in the correct place will be green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. The letters that are not in the answer will be greyed out…
4. …BUT the word you guessed appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so that A is green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the last two.
5. Answers are never plural.
6. Letters may appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of the same letter, they can both be yellow, be green, or one be yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for example.
8. You don’t need to include the correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent in Wordle’s Hard mode.
9. You have nine riddles to find the answers to in Quordle.
10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.
What is a good Quordle strategy?
Quordle should be approached differently from Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t just blindly throw letters at them and expect to win – you’re better off standing out if you think strategically.
The same is the case with Wordle, of course, but even more so with Quordle.
There are two important things to remember.
1. Use a few words to start
First, you don’t want just an opening word, but almost certainly two or three start words.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starter words, because the same things that make them work so well also apply here. But after that, you should choose another word or possibly two that uses more of the common consonants and that includes any remaining vowels.
For example, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters of the alphabet including all five vowels, Y, and nine of the most common consonants (S, T, R, D, L, P, N, C and H). There are many other options – you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of H, maybe – but something like that should do the trick.
If all goes well, that will give you a good lead on what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Narrow things down
Second, if you are faced with a word where the answer can easily be one of several options – for example -ATCH, where it can be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you definitely want to Guess a word that narrows down the options.
In Wordle, you can try several in a row and hope that one is correct, if you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but sometimes it works. Also, this is the only Hard mode option. But with Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you don’t have enough guesses.
In the above scenario, CLAMP can be a good guess, because it can point the way to four of the seven words in one go.