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Quordle today – tips and answers for Monday 4th September (game #588)

It’s time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin-off.

Quordle is the only one of many Wordle clones that I’m still playing now, some 18 months after the daily word game craze hit the internet, and with good reason: it’s a lot of fun, but also difficult.

What’s more, its creators (now Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary) are keeping it fresh in the form of a new variation called the Daily Sequence, which sees you completing four puzzles consecutively, rather than all at once.

But Quordle is tough, so if you find yourself already looking for Wordle hints, you’ll probably need them for this game as well.

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 tips on Game #1. 588 and the answers to the main game and the daily sequence.

SPOILER ALERT: Quordle information today is below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answers.

Your Quordle expert

Marc McLaren
Your Quordle expert

Marc McLaren

Marc is EliteViser’s UK Editor-in-Chief and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for over a year. He has authored dozens of articles about the game for EliteViser and sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed breakdown of the most common letters in each location. His streak at the Wordle recently hit the 500 mark and he will be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes everything too seriously.

Quordle today (game no. 588) – hint no. 1 – Vowels

How many different vowels are there in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 5*.

* Note that by a vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is also sometimes counted as a vowel).

Quordle today (game no. 588) – hint no. 2 – total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels in today’s Quordle responses is 7.

Quordle today (game no. 588) – hint no. 3 – repeated letters

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

The number of Quordle responses containing a repeated letter today is 2.

Quordle today (game no. 588) – hint no. 4 – total 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 no. 588) – hint no. 5 – uncommon letters

Does Q, Z, X, or J appear in Quordle today?

• YES. One of Q, Z, X or J appears in today’s Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game no. 588) – hint no. 6 – initial letters (1)

Do any of today’s Quordle puzzles start with the same letter?

The number of today’s Quordle answer starting with the same letter is 3.

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 things a lot easier:

Quordle today (game no. 588) – hint no. 7 – initial letters (2)

What letters do today’s Quordle answers begin with?

• R

• R

• R

• F

That’s right, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.

Quordle today (game no. 588) – the answers

Quordle answers for 588 game on yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

The answers to today’s Quordle, game n. 588, I’m…

(And yes, I failed again. Those were HARD words.)

How did it go today? Email me and let me know.

Daily Sequence Today (game #588) – the answers

Quordle answers in daily sequence for 588 game on yellow background

(Image credit: Merriam-Webster)

Answers to today’s Quordle Daily Sequence, Game #1 588, I’m…

Quordle replies: The last 20

  • Quordle #587, Sunday 3 September: SLUMP, CROOK, REVUE, MUSKY
  • Quordle #586, Saturday 2nd September: REVUE, FIGHT, BINGO, SERIF
  • Quordle #585, Friday 1st September: BLOCK, SULKY, VOCAL, IDEAL
  • Quordle #584, Thursday August 31st: FINAL, VOICE, TAILGATE, TWANG
  • Quordle #583, Wednesday August 30: MONTE, NELSINO, SCAMPO, SAVOY
  • Quordle #582, Tuesday August 29: BRASS, PASTE, PIXIE, PIXIE
  • Quordle #581, Monday August 28: PAINT, ALLOY, FORTY, FIBER
  • Quordle #580, Sunday August 27: VOCAL, BLUNT, STOKE, SHADOW
  • Quordle #579, Saturday August 26: LEASH, SPREAD, BASAL, SHORT
  • Quordle #578, Friday August 25: CHAMPION, CLACK, PIVOT, STAND
  • Quordle #577, Thursday August 24: TAWNY, JETTY, PESTO, PLUM
  • Quordle #576, Wednesday August 23: DITTY, BARGE, CANON, GOLLY
  • Quordle #575, Tuesday August 22: COSTA, AWAKENING, CLOTH, ANNEX
  • Quordle #574, Monday August 21: DIRT, TRACES, STONE, PAPER
  • Quordle #573, Sunday August 20: WIMPY, PLUNK, FORAY, SHAKE
  • Quordle #572, Saturday August 19: RIGID, QUOTH, MUCKY, WEDGE
  • Quordle #571, Friday August 18: EJECTION, ROGUE, PATCH, MINT
  • Quordle #570, Thursday August 17: OLD, HURRY, ADULT, OLIVE
  • Quordle #569, Wednesday August 16: BOOST, QUARK, ADULT, ANGST
  • Quordle #568, Tuesday August 15: IONIC, SLIDING, CORRUCTOR, NORTHERN

Quordle FAQ: Everything you need to know

What is Quordle?

While 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 another, you do them simultaneously. You have nine chances, instead of Wordle’s six, but otherwise the rules are very similar.

It is played online via Quordle website and you can also access it through the file Merriam-Webster siteafter the dictionary bought Quordle last year.

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

The website also includes a practice mode, which I highly recommend using before trying the actual game! – and there are daily stats including streak count. You also get Quordle Achievements: specific badges for winning a game in a certain number of rounds, playing many times or guessing particularly difficult words.

Oh, and it’s hard. Really difficult.

What are Quordle rules?

Quordle’s rules are almost identical to Wordle’s.

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

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

3. Letters that are not present in the answer turn grey…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all squares of the puzzle at once, so an A might turn green in one square, yellow in another, and gray in the last two.

5. The answers are never plural.

6. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two letters of the same letter, they could both turn yellow, both green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

7. Each guess must be a valid word in the Quordle dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for example.

8. You don’t have to include the correct letters on subsequent attempts, and there is no Wordle’s Hard Mode equivalent.

9. You have nine chances 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 needs to be approached in a different way than Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine tries, you can’t blindly flip letters and expect to win – you’ll have a much better chance if you think strategically.

Of course, this is also the case in Wordle, but it is even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember.

1. Use different starting words

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

The first of these should probably be one of Wordle’s best opening words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here as well. But after that, you should select another word or maybe two that use a lot more more common consonants and that include the remaining vowels.

For example, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Collectively, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters of 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 many other options – you might want to put an M, B, F or G in place of the H, perhaps – but something like this should do.

Hopefully this will give you a good hint as to what one or sometimes two answers might be. If not, good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Second, if you’re faced with a word whose answer could easily be one of several options, such as -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH, or PATCH, you’ll want to guess a word that could narrow down the options.

In Wordle, you can instead try several in succession and hope that one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It’s risky, but sometimes it works. Also, it’s the only option on Hard Mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in failure: you just don’t have enough guesses.

In the above scenario, CLAMP would be a great guess, as it could point the way to four out of seven words in one go.


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