Quordle today – hints and answers for Saturday, September 30 (game #614)
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 that I still play today, some 18 months after the daily word game craze hit the Internet, and for good reason: it’s fun, but also difficult.
Moreover, the creators (now the Merriam-Webster online dictionary) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a variant called the Daily Sequence, where you have to complete four puzzles in a row instead of at the same time.
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 #614 and the answers to the main game and daily series.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about today’s Quordle is below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answers.
Marc is the UK editor-in-chief of TechRadar 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 the 500 mark and he will be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously.
Quordle today (game #614) – 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), and not Y (which is sometimes also counted as a vowel).
Quordle today (game #614) – 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 8.
Quordle today (game #614) – 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: 2.
Quordle today (game #614) – 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 12.
Quordle today (game #614) – hint #5 – unusual letters
Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?
• No. None of the questions Q, Z, X or J appear in today’s Quordle answers.
Quordle today (game #614) – 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 start 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 prompt to make it a lot easier:
Quordle today (game #614) – 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 DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.
Quordle today (game #614) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle, game #614, are…
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Daily series today (game #614) – the answers
The answers to today’s Quordle Daily Sequence, game #614, are…
Quordle replies: The past 20
- Quordle #613, Friday September 29: PARER, CLOSURE, SCREEN, JERKY
- Quordle #612, Thursday September 28: SAUCY, PEACH, SURE, STRIP
- Quordle #611, Wednesday September 27: NOISY, CLEAT, EGER, CARAT
- Quordle #610, Tuesday September 26: SEDAN, KNOI, KLOV, GUSTO
- Quordle #609, Monday September 25: LEASH, GAZER, GUILE, KNEE
- Quordle #608, Sunday September 24: HAPPY, ANGRY, QUIET, BRIGHT
- Quordle #607, Saturday September 23: HEARD, AWAY, GUEST, SIGMA
- Quordle #606, Friday September 22: CHILI, METRO, PUREE, KIOSK
- Quordle #605, Thursday September 21: CONSCIOUS, CLEAN, SHADOW, STICK
- Quordle #604, Wednesday September 20: TAMER, MUZZLE, FAINT, SLEEP
- Quordle #603, Tuesday September 19: WACKY, LOW, FRUIT, MINER
- Quordle #602, Monday September 18: SWEAR, LOW, STAND, DISTURBED
- Quordle #601, Sunday September 17: SCREW, DUST, QUOTH, UNCLE
- Quordle #600, Saturday September 16: FLAIL, ALTAR, HUNT, GHOST
- Quordle #599, Friday September 15: FISH, DRAKE, TORUS, SMOTE
- Quordle #598, Thursday September 14: CHEST, RIVER, THERE, EMCEE
- Quordle #597, Wednesday September 13: GUESS, MICRO, DROOP, RAISED
- Quordle #596, Tuesday September 12: CYNICAL, PAP, CACTI, TOWER
- Quordle #595, Monday September 11: RECUT, GREED, COVER, METER
- Quordle #594, Sunday September 10: TRAIN, RIPER, BLACK, SCRAM
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 one after the other, you do it at the same time. You get nine guesses, instead of the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar.
Like Wordle, the answers are the same for every player every day, 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 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?
The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.
1. Letters in the answer that are in the correct place will turn green.
2. Letters that appear in the answer but are in the wrong place will turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer will be grayed out…
4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A might 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 includes two of one letter, they could both be yellow, both green, or one yellow and the other green.
7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle’s dictionary. For example, you cannot guess ABCDE.
8. You don’t have to include the correct letters on 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 must be approached in a different way than Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine times, you can’t blindly throw letters at them and expect to win. You have a much better chance if you think strategically.
That 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 opening words
First, you don’t want just one initial word, almost certainly two or three starting words.
The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starters, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. 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 there instead of the H, maybe – but something like that should suffice.
If all goes well, it will give you a good idea of what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, good luck!
2. Narrow things down
Secondly, if you are confronted with a word whose answer could easily be one of several options – for example -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you will definitely want to do guess a word that would limit these options.
In Wordle, you can instead try several in a row and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but sometimes it works. Moreover, this 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 because it could point the way to four of the seven words at once.