Quordle today – hints and answers for Friday, August 30 (game #949)

Quordle was one of the original Wordle alternatives and is still going strong now nearly 1,000 games later. It offers a genuine challenge, though, so read on if you need some Quordle hints today – or scroll down further for the answers.

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Marc McLaren

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Quordle today (game #949) - 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 #949) - 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 1.

Quordle today (game #949) - 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 #949) - 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 #949) - hint #5 - starting letters (2)

• A

• O

• I

• E

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

Quordle today (game #949) - the answers

The answers to today's Quordle, game #949, are…

• ARISE
• OLDER
• ISSUE
• ERUPT

Today's Quordle is one of the easiest I've played recently, but that owes a lot to my three start words, which here gave me all five letters for three of the answers, and four for the other one. I don't think it would be massively more difficult however you played it, as the words and letters are all common and there is only one repeat, the S in ISSUE.

That said, I contrived to need eight guesses still, rather than the seven I could have solved it in, by guessing RAISE rather than ARISE. That was a perfectly acceptable error – there was no way for me to know which of the two it was – but if I'd have solved ERUPT first I wouldn't have had that problem, as the R would have been confirmed in position #2 in both words. Still, it didn't ultimately matter.

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

Daily Sequence today (game #949) - the answers

The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #949, are…

• VISTA
• HIPPY
• MOVER
• SANDY

Quordle answers: The past 20

• Quordle #948, Thursday 29 August: DECAY, DRUID, AVOID, KNEED
• Quordle #947, Wednesday 28 August: VIOLA, GONER, CAVIL, SHARE
• Quordle #946, Tuesday 27 August: ABYSS, DAILY, AGONY, MUSKY
• Quordle #945, Monday 26 August: NEVER, CHUNK, AUNTY, CROUP
• Quordle #944, Sunday 25 August: APTLY, LEVER, STORK, WIDOW
• Quordle #943, Saturday 24 August: EVENT, APNEA, SWATH, IRONY
• Quordle #942, Friday 23 August: LAUGH, SATYR, CACHE, CLONE
• Quordle #941, Thursday 22 August: BEARD, PAYER, BROWN, TRUCK
• Quordle #940, Wednesday 21 August: ALOFT, SNUCK, LAPSE, COMIC
• Quordle #939, Tuesday 20 August: CHIEF, SNORT, OUNCE, MILKY
• Quordle #938, Monday 19 August: GIVEN, STIFF, STOOL, ANTIC
• Quordle #937, Sunday 18 August: DEPTH, JUICY, GAWKY, INLAY
• Quordle #936, Saturday 17 August: HUMUS, FRONT, FUNNY, DRYLY
• Quordle #935, Friday 16 August: BRICK, CABLE, INBOX, FLOSS
• Quordle #934, Thursday 15 August: STINT, TRAIL, DECAL, BRAIN
• Quordle #933, Wednesday 14 August: TENOR, CLEFT, USHER, CREEP
• Quordle #932, Tuesday 13 August: LIMIT, AMBLE, ALBUM, BULLY
• Quordle #931, Monday 12 August: CHEER, FUNKY, TRITE, THUMP
• Quordle #930, Sunday 11 August: COURT, LOAMY, TOAST, OCCUR
• Quordle #929, Saturday 10 August: MOLAR, FLIER, HEFTY, JAZZY