Today’s Quordle – Hints and Answers for Sunday, February 26 (Game #398)
If you’re already a Wordle fan, Quordle could be your next must-play game. This spin-off takes the familiar Wordle format and ups the ante by giving you four simultaneous puzzles to solve.
As you can imagine, it’s hard! So if you’ve found yourself looking for Wordle leads, you might need some Quordle leads too.
I’m a Quordle and Wordle addict and have been playing this game since December 2021, so I can definitely help you solve your Quordle today and improve your game tomorrow. Read on for my Quordle tips for game #398 and bookmark this page so you can easily come back tomorrow.
Spoiler alert: Here’s today’s info on Quordle, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answer.
Marc is the UK Editor-in-Chief of TechRadar and has been playing with Wordle and Quordle for over a year. He’s 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 points and he would be very sad if he lost it. Yes, he was too serious.
Today’s Quordle (Game #398) – Tip #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are there in Quordle today?
• The number of distinct 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 counted as a vowel).
Today’s Quordle (Game #398) – Tip #2 – Total Vowels
What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in today’s Quordle answers is 8.
Quordle Today (Game #398) – Hint #3 – Repeated Letters
Do today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?
• The number of Quordle answers today that contain repeated letters is 4.
Quordle Today (Game #398) – Hint #4 – Total Letters
How many different alphabets are used in Quordle today?
• The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 12.
Today’s Quordle (Game #398) – Hint #5 – Uncommon Letters
Does the letter Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?
• No. None of Q, Z, X, or J appeared in today’s Quordle answers.
Quordle Today (Game #398) – Hint #6 – Starting Letter (1)
Do today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• quantity Today’s Quordle answers starting with the same letter are 0.
If you just want to know the answers at this stage, just scroll down. If you haven’t already, here’s one more thread that makes things a lot easier:
Today’s Quordle (Game #398) – Hint #7 – Starting Letters (2)
What letter does today’s Quordle answer start with?
Yes, the answers are below, so don’t scroll any further if you don’t want to see them.
Today’s Quordle (Game #398) – Answer
The answer to today’s Quordle game #398 is…
Well, bang my Quordle streak! Today’s Quordle was so hard it beat me to it – although I admit I did make some mistakes. However, this is objectively difficult. The biggest problem is the large number of repeated letters. All four puzzles have one, but CIVIC has two C and Two are, and RARER has three Rs I should definitely try to narrow it down further before guessing, but I bet I’m not the only one who failed today…
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Quordle Answers: Past 20
- Quordle #397, Saturday, February 25: CONIC, OMEGA, CADET, CANNY
- Quordle #396, Friday, February 24: Rivet, squeaky, cache, cool
- Quordle #395, Thursday 23 February: DRAFT, JERKY, DOZEN, BLINK
- Quordle #394 Wednesday, February 22: AMAZE, TOKEN, MANGA, BOOZY
- Quordle #393, Tuesday, February 21: Presence, Talent, Tarot, Trust
- Quordle #392, Monday 20 February: loyal, camel, eccentric, quiet
- Quordle #391, Sunday, February 19: splint, blessing, today, conch
- Quordle #390, Saturday, February 18: Prose, LEACH, Flute, Folio
- Quordle #389, Friday, February 17: cliff, freak, mouth, force
- Quordle #388, Thursday, February 16: CLEAT, CHUNK, SNARE, TURBO
- Quordle #387, Wednesday, February 15: REBUT, SHIRT, CLASH, SCAMP
- Quordle #386, Tuesday 13 February: Between GULCH, HALVE, OUTGO
- Quordle #385, Monday, February 13: suitors, status, wildness, striptease
- Quordle #384, Sunday 12 February: plump, dry, basil, tease
- Quordle #383, Saturday, February 11: SWAMI, DOGMA, SIEVE, BOUND
- Quordle #382, Friday, February 10: TURBO, STRAY, FRILL, CLOWN
- Quordle #381, Thursday 9 February: serious, lunge, fancy, stare
- Quordle #380, Wednesday, February 8: octet, relief, pillar, money
- Quordle #379, Tuesday 7 February: PINEY, OXIDE, NANNY, SIGHT
- Quordle #378, Monday 6 February: SHONE, WRIST, CHILI, canoe
Quordle FAQ: Everything You Need to Know
What is Quordle?
Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word every day, while Quordle gives you four puzzles to solve. You don’t do them sequentially, you do them simultaneously. You get nine guesses instead of Wordle’s six, but the rules are otherwise very similar.
it streams via Quordle website (opens in a new tab) You can also pass Merriam-Webster website (opens in a new tab)after Dictionaries acquired Quordle last year.
As with Wordle, every day the answer is the same for every player, which means you’re competing against the rest of the world. Like Wordle, the puzzles reset at midnight, so you have a new challenge every day.
The site also includes a practice mode – I definitely recommend using it before trying the game! – There are also daily stats, including win streaks. You’ll also earn Quordle achievements – game-specific badges for winning a certain number of rounds, playing a large number of times, or guessing a particularly difficult word.
Oh, it’s hard. It’s really tough.
What are Quordle rules?
Quordle’s rules are almost the same as Wordle’s.
1. The letter in the correct position in the answer turns green.
2. Letters in the answer but in the wrong place will turn yellow.
3. Letters not in the answer are grayed out…
4. …but the word you guessed appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so A can turn green in one square, yellow in another, and gray in the last two squares.
5. The answer is never plural.
6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of a letter, they might both turn yellow, both turn green, or one be yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in the Quordle dictionary. For example, you cannot guess ABCDE.
8. You don’t have to include the correct letter in subsequent guesses, and there’s no mode equivalent to Wordle’s Hard mode.
9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answer.
10. You must complete the daily Quordle by midnight in your time zone.
What is a good Quordle strategy?
Quordle needs to be handled differently than Wordle. Solve four puzzles in nine guesses, and you can’t just throw letters blindly and expect to win – you’ll have a better chance if you think strategically.
Of course, this is also true in Wordle, but even more so in Quordle.
There are two key things to remember.
1. Use several starting words
First, you don’t want just one start word, but you almost certainly two or three words to begin with.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starters because the same factors that make them work well apply here as well. But after that, you should choose another word or maybe two that use more of the most common consonants and include all remaining vowels.
For example, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. These three words use 15 of the 26 letters of the alphabet, including all five vowels Y and the nine most common consonants (S, T, R, D, L, P, N, C, and h). There are plenty of other options – where you might want to get an M, B, F or G instead of an H, maybe – but something like that should do the trick.
If all goes well, this will give you a good idea of what one or both of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Narrow the scope
Second, if you come across a word whose answer could easily be one of several options – for example -ATCH, which could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you will definitely want to guess one that can narrow down Words for these option ranges.
In Wordle, you can try several of them in succession and hope that one of them is correct, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but sometimes it works. Plus, it’s the only option in Hardmode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly lead to failure – you just don’t have enough guesses.
In the above scenario, CLAMP is a good guess since it can point to four of the seven words at a time.