Today's Quordle - Answers and Hints | Aug 16 2022

Today's Quordle - Answers and Hints | Aug 16 2022

Did you know that we're already halfway through August? However, if you're only halfway through today's Quordle, you still have two words to decode before you can relax.

But if you stick with us, we'll get you through it. You can skip to the bottom of the page for the complete solution, or you can read through our full strategy guide and maybe the answers will magically appear in your head. There is no pressure either way. We don't even know who you are, and we're not here to pass judgment.


What is Quordle?

Quordle is a five-letter word guessing game similar to Wordle, except that each guess applies letters to four different words. To correctly guess all four words, you get nine guesses instead of six. It appears to be four Wordle games running at the same time, and that is exactly what it is. But it's not as frightening as it sounds.


Is Quordle harder than Wordle?

Yes, but not in a diabolical way.


Where did Quordle come from?

During the late 2021 and early 2022 Wordle boom, when everyone was discovering the joys of free, in-browser, once-a-day word guessing games, creator Freddie Meyer says he was inspired by one of the first big Wordle variations, Dordle — the one where you essentially play two Wordles at once. On January 30, he took things up a notch and released Quordle. Meyer's creation was covered in The Guardian six days later, and it now has millions of daily users, according to Meyer. Meyer now earns a small amount of money from Patreon, where Quordle fans can donate to keep their favourite puzzle game running.


How is Quordle pronounced?

Kwordle.” It should rhyme with "Wordle," but not be pronounced exactly like "curdle."


Is Quordle strategy different from Wordle?

Yes and no.

Your initial strategy should be the same as it was with Wordle. In fact, there's no reason to change your favourite Wordle opening word here. We recommend something with a lot of vowels and common letters like C, R, and N. However, you do you.

If you play Quordle exactly like Wordle, you'll notice things getting out of hand after your first guess.


What should I do in Quordle that I don’t do in Wordle?

Solving a Wordle puzzle is notorious for being a series of single letter-change variations. If you've narrowed it down to "-IGHT," you could guess "MIGHT" "NIGHT" "LIGHT" and "SIGHT," and one of those will almost certainly be the solution — though this is also a well-known way to lose in Wordle, especially if you play on "hard mode." This type of single-letter winnowing, on the other hand, is a deadly trap in Quordle, and it hints at an important strategic difference between Wordle and Quordle: You can't afford to waste guesses in Quordle unless you're eliminating as many letters as possible at all times.

In Wordle, guessing a completely random word that you already know isn't the solution just to eliminate three or four possible letters you haven't tried yet is considered a desperate, latch-ditch move. However, in Quordle, it is a standard part of the player's strategic toolkit.


Is there a way to get the answer faster?

In my experience, Quordle can be a slow game, taking longer to complete than playing Wordle four times. However, a brute-force guessing approach can expedite things. If you only want the solution and don't care about having the fewest possible guesses, the following strategy also works with Wordle:

Begin with a series of words that include all of the vowels (including Y) as well as some other common letters. I've had success with the following three words: "NOTES," "ACRID," and "LUMPY." DougMansLand on YouTube suggests four words: "CANOE," "SKIRT," "PLUMB," and "FUDGY."


The majority of the alphabet has been removed, and you will only be able to make one or two incorrect guesses if you use this strategy. However, in most cases, you'll have all the information you need to correctly guess the remaining words.

If you've exhausted your options and are still stumped, here are some hints:

A semi-helpful hint about the puzzle for August 16th.

The following sentence contains synonyms for all four words (in no particular order).

My teenage depression began to fade as I felt my hand grasp the nectarine.


Are there any words with double or triple letters in today's Quordle?

One of the words contains a letter that appears twice.


Are any uncommon letters, such as Q or Z, used in today's Quordle?

Yes. The final letter in the alphabet.


What are the first letters of today's Quordle words?

S, B, P, and A are the letters.


What are the solutions to today's Quordle (Aug. 16)?

Are you certain you want to find out?

There is still time to change your mind.

OK you asked for it. The answers are: SEIZE, BEGAN, PEACH, ANGST

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