That today’s Quordle is difficult almost goes without saying. Despite all these, each Quordle is hard. So you might need some Quordle tips to get you over the line.
If you are already addicted to Wordle, then Quordle could (and should) be the next game you should play. This spin-off takes the familiar grid-based format and makes it harder by giving you four puzzles to solve at once. If you use Wordle elements often, you’ll want them for this game too.
I’m a Quordle and Wordle fanatic 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 for game #409 and bookmark this page so you can easily come back tomorrow.
SPOILER ALERT: Today’s Quordle information is below, so don’t read if you don’t want to know the answers.
Marc is TechRadar’s UK editor 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 reached 400 and he will be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes everything very seriously.
Quordle today (game #409) – hint #1 – vowels
How many different vowels are there 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).
Quordle today (game #409) – hint #2 – set of vowels
What is the total number of vowels on Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in today’s Quordle answers is 6.
Quordle today (game #409) – hint #3 – repeating letters
Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?
• The number of Quordle answers that contain a repeating letter today is 2.
Quordle today (game #409) – 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 #409) – hint #5 – unusual letters
Are the letters Q, Z, X or J appearing in Quordle today?
• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear in today’s Quordle answers.
Quordle today (game #409) – hint #6 – initial letters (1)
Do any of today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• The number of Today’s Quordle answers starting with the same letter are 2.
If you just want to know the answers at this stage, just scroll down. If you’re not ready yet, here’s one more tip to make things a lot easier:
Quordle today (game #409) – hint #7 – initial letters (2)
What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?
That’s right, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL ANY MORE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.
Quordle today (game #409) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle, game #409, are…
Hmmm. Quordle’s responses today are mixed. I made a stupid mistake that kept me from getting a 7/9 rating, but equally I got lucky with a few guesses, so an 8 feels right here. It’s certainly not easy: there are double letters in both MARRY and DROLL, OPTIC has a relatively unusual form, and MORAL can be difficult even if you have all five letters – if (like me) you play MOLAR instead.
In contrast to this, there are no really unusual letters, and indeed only 12 letters in total. If most of them are in your opening words (assuming you have some, if not, why not?) then it’s definitely doable. But I doubt there will be too many high scores.
How did you do today? Email me and let me know.
Quordle Answers: The last 20
- Quordle #408, Wednesday March 8: JUICE, BRANCH, FAITH, PENES
- Quordle #407, Tuesday March 7: ATOLL, SAUCE, BROOK, CRAWL
- Quordle #406, Monday March 6: HARASSMENT, FLASHING, ISLAND, AWAKENING
- Quordle #405, Sunday March 5: HARIS, LATHE, HERE, PETRA
- Quordle #404, Saturday March 4: LAGER, MARRY, FINCH, CREPT
- Quordle #403, Friday March 3rd: WICKED, UP, OUGIA, WE’RE CRAWLING
- Quordle #402, Thursday March 2nd: FLYER, HOTLY, FREED, RALLY
- Quordle #401, Wednesday March 1st: FLAIR, EVOKE, OTTER, WRIST
- Quordle #400, Tuesday February 28: SCISSORS, ORGAN, MURALS, SOFA
- Quordle #399, Monday February 27: ORANGE, LAYER, RAW, CLEANED
- Quordle #398, Sunday February 26: CIVIC, KOALA, STINT, RARER
- Quordle #397, Saturday February 25: CONIC, OMEGA, CADET, CANNY
- Quordle #396, Friday February 24th: RIVET, CREAK, CACHE, CHILL
- Quordle #395, Thursday February 23rd: DRAFT, JERKY, DOZEN, BLINK
- Quordle #394, Wednesday February 22nd: AMAZE, TOKEN, MANGA, BOOZY
- Quordle #393, Tuesday February 21st: THERE IS, CLASS, TAROT, TRUST
- Quordle #392, Monday February 20: FAITHFUL, CAMEL, CURIOUS, ENOUGH
- Quordle #391, Sunday February 19: CLEAT, BLESS, TODAY, CONH
- Quordle #390, Saturday February 18: PROSE, PLYGUM, FLUTE, SHEET
- Quordle #389, Friday February 17th: CLIFF, FREAK, MOUTH, TROOP
Quordle FAQ: Everything you need to know
What is Quordle?
Where Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And instead of completing them in order, you do it all at once. You get nine guesses, instead of the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar.
It is played online through Quordle website (opens in new tab) and you can also reach it through the Merriam-Webster website (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 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.
The site also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game properly! – 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 multiple times or guessing particularly difficult words.
Oh, and it’s hard. Really hard.
What are the Quordle rules?
The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.
1. The letters found in the answer and in the correct position turn green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place are yellowed.
3. The letters that are not in the answer are grayed out…
4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all the squares of the puzzle at once, so the A could turn green in one square, yellow in another, and gray in the last two.
5. Answers are never plural.
6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess involves two of a letter, they might both turn yellow, both 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 example.
8. You do not need to include correct letters in subsequent guesses, and there is no equivalent of the hard Wordle function.
9. You have nine guesses to find Quordle’s answers.
10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your time zone.
What is a good Quordle strategy?
Quordle should be approached differently than Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t just hit the blinds and expect to win – you’ll have a much better chance if you think strategically.
This happens in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.
There are two main things to remember.
1. Use lots of opening words
First, you won’t want just one starting word, but you almost certainly will two or three initial words.
The first of these should probably be one of Wordle’s best starter words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here. But after that, you should pick another word or possibly two that use a lot more of the more common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.
For example, I’m currently using STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters of the alphabet, including all five vowels, Y, and nine of the most common consonants (S, T, R, D, L, P, N, C, and H ). There are lots of other options – you might want to put an M, B, F or G in there instead of the H, maybe – but something like this should do the trick.
If all goes well, this will give you a good lead on what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Limit things
Second, if you’re faced 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’ll definitely want to guess a word which would limit those options.
In Wordle, you can try several of them in succession and hope that one is correct, assuming you have enough guesses. It’s risky, but sometimes it will work. Moreover, it is the only option in hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly lead to failure – you just 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.