Quordle today – hints and answers for Sunday, June 16 (game #874)

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Here's your Sunday Quordle, here to wake up your brain on a lazy day. If you need some hints for it, you'll find them below. 

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.

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Marc McLaren
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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 #874) - hint #1 - Vowels

How many different vowels are in Quordle today?

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

* 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 #874) - 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 #874) - 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 #874) - 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 #874) - hint #5 - starting letters (2)

What letters do today's Quordle answers start with?

• U

• M

• S

• B

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

Quordle today (game #874) - the answers

Quordle answers for game 874 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle, game #874, are…

  • URBAN
  • MOIST
  • SPOOL
  • BELIE

After years of having a set strategy for Quordle, which involves playing three start words that use the most common letters in the game, I decided to shake things up today… but I'm not sure I'll be doing it again. Yes, I solved the puzzle, but it took me exactly the same number of guesses as it often does with my prior approach, while taking me about three times as long to complete. I'm not entirely sure what the point was, or what I was trying to prove.

On the other hand, maybe this was just a difficult Quordle today. BELIE has a repeated E, SPOOL a repeated O. URBAN a relatively uncommon format with U at the start and B in the middle. I'll try again tomorrow and see if things improve.

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


Daily Sequence today (game #874) - the answers

Quordle daily sequence answers for game 874 on a yellow background

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The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #874, are…

  • OUGHT
  • ENSUE
  • QUART
  • SILLY

Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #873, Saturday 15 June: LOGIC, SOOTY, WAGON, BRIDE
  • Quordle #872, Friday 14 June: MERIT, RASPY, THOSE, WATER
  • Quordle #871, Thursday 13 June: NORTH, MOUND, PEACE, RETRY
  • 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
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).