Quordle today – hints and answers for Friday, May 31 (game #858)

The final Quordle of the working week (for some people) might cause you a few problems. If you're among those who get stuck with today's game, you might want to use some or all of my hints below.

SPOILER WARNING: Information about Quordle today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Marc McLaren

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Quordle today (game #858) - 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 #858) - 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 #858) - 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 #858) - hint #4 - starting letters (1)

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 #858) - hint #5 - starting letters (2)

• B

• C

• W

• G

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

Quordle today (game #858) - the answers

The answers to today's Quordle, game #858, are…

• BRAWN
• CINCH
• WHOSE
• GUESS

There are two ways to solve a word like CINCH, which has several potential solutions. One is to play a throwaway word designed to identify the correct starting letter, and that's what I usually do. However, it can be hard to guarantee a solve that way; -INCH has four possible solutions, WINCH, PINCH, FINCH and CINCH, and you might have needed more than one guess to uncover the missing letter, then a third to play the answer. I can't think of a word that contains three letters out of W, P, F and C, at least.

Instead, I took the other route: leave it until the end and hope that one or more of those letters gets ruled out during the game. That worked for me today, because I realized the bottom left answer had to be WHOSE, then when the W in the top right didn't turn green I knew it couldn't be WINCH. P was already ruled out, so I had a 50/50 between FINCH and CINCH and although I got the first attempt wrong, I was still able to solve this Quordle with one guess remaining.

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

Daily Sequence today (game #858) - the answers

The answers to today's Quordle Daily Sequence, game #858, are…

• THING
• STERN
• ALIGN
• PATTY

• 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
• Quordle #850, Thursday 23 May: MOLDY, REBEL, SPORT, MECCA
• Quordle #849, Wednesday 22 May: BLAST, USAGE, AUDIO, DETOX
• Quordle #848, Tuesday 21 May: NUDGE, OVINE, STRIP, TABOO
• Quordle #847, Monday 20 May: FORCE, SPREE, CACHE, RADII
• Quordle #846, Sunday 19 May: ALIKE, USHER, FLAKE, SUAVE
• Quordle #845, Saturday 18 May: HUMPH, SHARD, LABOR, CROWD
• Quordle #844, Friday 17 May: DREAD, USUAL, LOVER, SPEAK
• Quordle #843, Thursday 16 May: COVEY, TWEAK, DITTO, DECAY
• Quordle #842, Wednesday 15 May: ABUSE, MANGY, WAGER, AHEAD
• Quordle #841, Tuesday 14 May: FLUTE, CARRY, BULLY, PURSE
• Quordle #840, Monday 13 May: CRASS, NICHE, CHEST, PRIZE
• Quordle #839, Sunday 12 May: BLAST, FRONT, CLACK, EAGLE
• Quordle #838, Saturday 11 May: SPINY, FRAME, GOOEY, FERAL