Quordle today – hints and answers for Thursday, June 13 (game #871)

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Today's Quordle hides at least one very difficult answer – so play with caution today! You might well need my hints to avoid disaster.

Enjoy playing word games? You can also check out my Wordle todayNYT Connections today and NYT Strands today pages for hints and answers for those puzzles. Need them for Quordle? Simply scroll down… 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle 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 TechRadar’s Global Editor in Chief and has been obsessed with Wordle and its ilk for more than two years. He's authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar, including a daily today's Wordle answer column and a detailed analysis of the most common letters in Wordle in every position. He's also played every Wordle ever and only lost once and yes, he takes it all too seriously.

Quordle today (game #871) - hint #1 - Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

The number of different vowels in Quordle today is 4*.

* 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 #871) - hint #2 - repeated letters

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

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

Quordle today (game #871) - hint #3 - 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 #871) - hint #4 - 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 #871) - hint #5 - starting letters (2)

What letters do today's Quordle answers start with?

• N

• M

• P

• R

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

Quordle today (game #871) - the answers

Quordle answers for game 871 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle, game #871, are…

  • NORTH
  • MOUND
  • PEACE
  • RETRY

RETRY is a nasty word for a Quordle game, isn't it? It contains a repeated R, which isn't itself that uncommon, but also has an E and T in less usual positions. It took me a while to find it, but that wasn't actually the word I struggled most with – no, that would be MOUND.

MOUND is one the worst formats you can get in Wordle/Quordle, because with that first letter missing you have so many options: WOUND, ROUND, POUND, HOUND, FOUND, SOUND, BOUND, as well as MOUND itself. It's just about the worst of these words, with only -IGHT (WIGHT, RIGHT, TIGHT, LIGHT, FIGHT, SIGHT, MIGHT, NIGHT, BIGHT) having more possible answers, I think.

I took the safe option in order to solve it today, playing WOMBY in order to rule out WOUND, MOUND and BOUND in one go – and succeeded in ruling in MOUND instead.  

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Daily Sequence today (game #871) - the answers

Quordle daily sequence answers for game 871 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #871, are…

  • HUMOR
  • JELLY
  • GRUFF
  • FIFTY

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #870, Wednesday 12 June: QUILT, PARTY, SPARK, SINCE
  • Quordle #869, Tuesday 11 June: CLANK, GONER, LIEGE, TIARA
  • Quordle #868, Monday 10 June: ANGST, SUAVE, MAYBE, PLUMP
  • Quordle #867, Sunday 9 June: ABIDE, TERRA, THUMP, CLUNG
  • Quordle #866, Saturday 8 June: STOIC, LURCH, FLESH, FURRY
  • Quordle #865, Friday 7 June: CRAVE, CRATE, ADULT, NYLON
  • Quordle #864, Thursday 6 June: BROOD, PENAL, SANDY, RELAY
  • Quordle #863, Wednesday 5 June: QUITE, LAPSE, LYMPH, SIGMA
  • Quordle #862, Tuesday 4 June: SCORN, REIGN, EPOCH, FIGHT
  • Quordle #861, Monday 3 June: BUILT, FRIED, LEERY, JAZZY
  • Quordle #860, Sunday 2 June: WHISK, PUSHY, PINKY, AMITY
  • Quordle #859, Saturday 1 June: DODGY, LIBEL, LANCE, GROIN
  • Quordle #858, Friday 31 May: BRAWN, CINCH, WHOSE, GUESS
  • Quordle #857, Thursday 30 May: DEBIT, HATER, PHOTO, SPIKE
  • Quordle #856, Wednesday 29 May: CRUMB, MACRO, WHEEL, COMMA
  • Quordle #855, Tuesday 28 May: MARRY, DUTCH, BRINE, TACIT
  • Quordle #854, Monday 27 May: PHOTO, LURID, PURGE, EMCEE
  • Quordle #853, Sunday 26 May: BRINK, ALLEY, FENCE, GUILT
  • Quordle #852, Saturday 25 May: CREST, SLICK, RATTY, SPURT
  • Quordle #851, Friday 24 May: COPSE, STINT, SPIRE, IONIC
Marc McLaren
Global Editor in Chief

Marc is TechRadar’s Global Editor in Chief, the latest in a long line of senior editorial roles he’s held in a career that started the week that Google launched (nice of them to mark the occasion). Prior to joining TR, he was UK Editor in Chief on Tom’s Guide, where he oversaw all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage. He's also a former editor of the tech website Stuff and spent five years at the music magazine NME, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun. He’s based in London, and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, games, TVs, cameras and pretty much every other type of gadget you can think of. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). He also enjoys live music, gaming, cycling, and beating Wordle (he authors the daily Wordle today page).