Today’s Quordle – Hints and Answers for Wednesday April 5th (Game #436)
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.