Quordle today – hints and answers for Monday, June 12 (game #504)

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’m still playing now, around 18 months after the daily-word-game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it’s good fun, but also difficult.

What’s more, its makers (now the online dictionary Merriam-Webster) are also keeping it fresh in the form of a new variant called the Daily Sequence, which sees you complete four puzzles consecutively, rather than concurrently. 

But Quordle is tough, so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle hints, you’ll probably need some for this game too. 

I’m a Quordle and Wordle fanatic who’s 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 to game #504 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. 

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Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for more than a year. He’s authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in every position. His Wordle streak recently reached the 500 mark and he’ll be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously. 

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are 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 too). 

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today’s Quordle answers is 7.

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #3 – repeated letters

Do any of today’s Quordle answers contain repeated letters?

The number of Quordle answers containing a repeated letter today is 0.

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #4 – total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 14.

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #5 – uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• No. None of Q, Z, X or J appear among today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #6 – starting 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 is 0.

If you just want to know the answers at this stage, simply scroll down. If you’re not ready yet then here’s one more clue to make things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game #504) – hint #7 – starting letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers start with?

• S

• B

• T

• C

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.

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Quordle today (game #504) – the answers

Quordle answers for game 504 on a yellow background

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The answers to today’s Quordle, game #504, are…

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Daily Sequence today (game #504) – the answers

Quordle Daily Sequence answers for game 504 on a yellow background

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The answers to today’s Quordle Daily Sequence, game #504, are…

Quordle answers: The past 20Quordle #503, Sunday 11 June: QUACK, SCALP, DRIER, FOLLYQuordle #502, Saturday 10 June: WRUNG, TROLL, TAKER, ELATEQuordle #501, Friday 9 June: HAZEL, REACT, SPOKE, CHARTQuordle #500, Thursday 8 June: TRAWL, CRUDE, BRAVE, FURRYQuordle #499, Wednesday 7 June: QUELL, GUISE, UNDUE, PALERQuordle #498, Tuesday 6 June: BRICK, TIGHT, SHOWY, ARDORQuordle #497, Monday 5 June: STUNG, SHAPE, QUAIL, BLURTQuordle #496, Sunday 4 June: GUILT, BIRTH, QUOTH, EVADEQuordle #495, Saturday 3 June: BOOZE, ASKEW, REUSE, PAYEEQuordle #494, Friday 2 June: FLYER, CHIME, VALID, LUMENQuordle #493, Thursday 1 June: BLAST, SKULL, VAUNT, LIEGEQuordle #492, Wednesday 31 May: APRON, UNDER, ALIKE, FRUITQuordle #491, Tuesday 30 May: CADET, RIPEN, BREAD, CREEDQuordle #490, Monday 29 May: ANNOY, ELECT, STALE, TURBOQuordle #489, Sunday 28 May: GULLY, RISEN, CHAFE, CHEATQuordle #488, Saturday 27 May: GRASS, BELCH, CROWD, SHOWNQuordle #487, Friday 26 May: LOATH, MEALY, BEGAN, REUSEQuordle #486, Thursday 25 May: ALARM, PAUSE, COLON, BURLYQuordle #485, Wednesday 24 May: WHINY, LUSTY, NOISE, BOOTHQuordle #484, Tuesday 23 May: WIDER, AWAIT, CROSS, MEATYQuordle #483, Monday 22 May: EAGLE, SLICK, SOLID, TAKENQuordle #482, Sunday 21 May: DEVIL, EVOKE, GUISE, FUNNYQuordle FAQs: Everything you need to knowWhat is Quordle?

Where Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It’s played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year. 

As with Wordle, the answers are the same for every player each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world. And also as with Wordle, the puzzle resets at midnight so you have a fresh challenge each day.

The website also includes a practice mode – which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! – 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 lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it’s difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn 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 instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of 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 timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can’t blindly throw letters at it and expect to win – you’ll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That’s the case in Wordle too, of course, but it’s even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

Firstly, you won’t want just a single starting word, but almost certainly two or three starting words. 

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, 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 get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the H, maybe – but something like that should do the trick.

If all goes well, that will give you a good lead on what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you’re faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options – for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH – you’ll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it’s the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure – you simply 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.

Today’s Wordle answer (game #722)

Wordle answer 722 on a yellow background

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Today’s Wordle answer (game #722) is… GUARD.

Here’s another fairly easy Wordle for you, and other one in which some of the best Wordle starting words made a huge difference. If you’re not using one yet, you’re making the game much more difficult for yourself. That may be intentional – in which case fine – but if it’s not, make a change from tomorrow!

ADIEU, the most popular of all start words (though not one of the best) left just eight possible solutions today, while my favorite (STARE) left 17. The likes of CRANE (27), TRACE (24) and CRATE (also 24) were not too far behind.

There’s nothing hugely complicated about the word even if your starter didn’t come up trumps. No repeated letters today, no uncommon letters and in general the letters used are where you’d expect them. For instance, G – which is far more likely to be at the start of a Wordle answer (115 examples) than it is elsewhere (only another 195 across the other four positions). All of that adds up to an average score of 3.9, according to WordleBot, which is the same as yesterday’s game (see below).

Even so, I’m pleased with how my second guess went today. With A and R both green, I could have had a shot at the answer, but I came up with 10 possibles myself (out of the 17 that WordleBot later told me had been an option) and that seemed too many to try for a 2/6.  

On my list were CHARM, CHARD, DIARY, QUARK, OVARY, ONARY, BOARD, GUARD, HOARD and HOARY. So, a lot of Ds, a lot of Os, a couple of Us, a few Hs and a G. Playing DOUGH enabled me to include all of those letters and my plan worked tremendously: it gave me the three remaining letters. Now it was just a simple case of arranging them all, and it turned out GUARD was the only way I could do that. I played that next and scored a WordleBot-matching 3/6.

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