Quordle today – hints and answers for Friday September 1st (game #585)
It’s time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin-off.
Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones I’m still playing today, about 18 months after the daily word game craze hit the internet, and for good reason: it’s a lot of fun, but also hard.
Plus, the creators (now Merriam-Webster online dictionary) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variation called the Daily Sequence, which requires you to complete four puzzles in a row instead of simultaneously.
But Quordle is tricky, so if you’re already looking for Wordle hints, you’ll probably need them for this game too.
I’m a Quordle and Wordle fanatic and have been playing since December 2021, so I can definitely help you solve Quordle today and improve your game for tomorrow. Read on for my Quordle hints for game #585 and the answers to the main game and daily sequence.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don’t read on 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 500 mark and he will be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously.
Quordle today (game #585) – hint #1 – Vowels
How many different vowels are there in Quordle today?
• The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 5*.
* 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 #585) – hint #2 – total number of vowels
What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?
• The total number of vowels in today’s Quordle answers is 7.
Quordle today (game #585) – hint #3 – repeated letters
Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?
• The number of Quordle answers with a repeated letter today is: 0.
Quordle today (game #585) – hint #4 – total number of letters
How many different letters are used in Quordle today?
• The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 13.
Quordle today (game #585) – hint #5 – unusual letters
Are the letters Q, Z, X or J present in Quordle today?
• No. None of the Q, Z, X, or J questions appear in today’s Quordle answers.
Quordle today (game #585) – hint #6 – initial letters (1)
Do any of today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?
• The number of the contemporary Quordle answers that begin with the same letter are 0.
If you just want to know the answers at this stage, just scroll down. If you’re not ready yet, here’s another clue to make it a lot easier:
Quordle today (game #585) – hint #7 – initial letters (2)
What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?
Okay, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM.
Quordle today (game #585) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle, game #585, are…
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Daily series today (game #585) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle Daily Sequence, game #585, are…
Quordle answers: The past 20
- Quordle #584, Thursday, August 31: FINAL, VOTE, HATCH, TWANG
- Quordle #583, Wednesday, August 30: MOUNTAIN, SLEET, SCAMP, SAVOY
- Quordle #582, Tuesday, August 29: BRASS, PASTE, WIDER, PIXIE
- Quordle #581, Monday, August 28: PAINT, ALLOY, FORTY, FIBER
- Quordle #580, Sunday, August 27: KLINKER, BLUNT, STOKE, SHADOW
- Quordle #579, Saturday, August 26: LEASH, SMEAR, BASAL, SHORT
- Quordle #578, Friday, August 25: CHAMP, CLACK, PIVOT, STAND
- Quordle #577, Thursday, August 24: TAWNY, JETTY, PESTO, PRUNE
- Quordle #576, Wednesday, August 23: DITTY, BARGE, CANON, GOLLY
- Quordle #575, Tuesday, August 22: SHORE, AWAKE, CLOTH, ANNEX
- Quordle #574, Monday, August 21: DIRT, TRACK, STONE, FOLIO
- Quordle #573, Sunday, August 20: WIMPY, PLUNK, FORAY, SHAKE
- Quordle #572, Saturday, August 19: STIFF, QUOTH, MUCKY, WEDGE
- Quordle #571, Friday, August 18: REMOVE, ROGUE, PATCH, MINTY
- Quordle #570, Thursday, August 17: OLD, HURRY, MATURE, OLIVE
- Quordle #569, Wednesday, August 16: BOOST, QUARK, MATURE, FEAR
- Quordle #568, Tuesday, August 15: IONIC, DAUNT, BRIBER, NORTH
- Quordle #567, Monday, August 14: CARGO, PATTY, BARGE, MELON
- Quordle #566, Sunday, August 13: SAUCE, PAMPER, HARDY, FLUNG
- Quordle #565, Saturday, August 12: APRON, STEEL, DEBT, PARTY
Quordle FAQ: everything you need to know
What is Quordle?
Where Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word every day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And instead of completing them sequentially, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, instead of Wordle’s six, but the rules are otherwise very similar.
As with Wordle, the answers are the same every day for every player, meaning you’re competing against 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 for yourself! – 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 often or guessing particularly difficult words.
Oh, and it’s hard. Really difficult.
What are the Quordle Rules?
Quordle’s rules are almost identical to Wordle’s.
1. Letters that are in the answer and are in the correct place turn green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but are in the wrong place will turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer will be greyed out…
4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A can turn green in one square, yellow in the other, and gray in the last two.
5. Answers are never plural.
6. Letters can appear multiple times. So if your guess contains two of one letter, they could both turn yellow, both green, or one yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. ABCDE, for example, cannot be guessed.
8. You do not need to include the correct letters in subsequent guesses, and there is 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 should be approached in a different way than Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine tries, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win. You stand a much better chance if you think strategically.
This is of course also the case in Wordle, but in Quordle it is even more important.
There are two important things to remember.
1. Use multiple initial words
First, you don’t want just one opening word, but almost certainly two or three beginning words.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starters because the same things that make them work well will also apply here. But after that, you need to select one or possibly two more words that use many more of the most common consonants and also contain the remaining vowels.
For example, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Together, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 it instead of the H, maybe – but something like this should suffice.
If all goes well, that will give you a good idea of what one or sometimes two of the answers could be. If not, good luck!
2. Narrow things down
Second, if you are faced with a word whose answer could easily be one of several options – e.g. -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you certainly will want to do guess a word that would limit these options.
In Wordle, instead, you can try several in a row and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but sometimes it works. In addition, it is the only option in hard mode. But in Quordle this will almost certainly result in failure – you simply don’t have enough guesses.
In the above scenario, CLAMP would be a good bet, as it could point the way to four of the seven words at once.