Quordle today - hints and answers for Wednesday, March 8 (game #408)

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If you're already a Wordle addict then Quordle could be your next must-play game. This spin-off takes the familiar Wordle format and makes it harder by giving you four puzzles to solve simultaneously. 

As you might imagine, it's hard! So if you already find yourself searching for Wordle clues, you'll probably need some for Quordle too.

I'm a Quordle and Wordle addict who's 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 hints to game #408 and bookmark this page so you can easily return tomorrow. 

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 UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle and Quordle for more than a year. He's authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom's Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in every position. His Wordle streak recently reached the 400 mark and he'll be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously. 

Quordle today (game #408) - 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 #408) - hint #2 - total vowels

What is the total number of vowels in Quordle today?

The total number of vowels across today's Quordle answers is 8.

Quordle today (game #408) - hint #3 - 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 #408) - hint #4 - total letters

How many different letters are used in Quordle today?

The total number of different letters used in Quordle today is 14.

Quordle today (game #408) - hint #5 - uncommon letters

Do the letters Q, Z, X or J appear in Quordle today?

• Yes. One of Q, Z, X or J appears among today's Quordle answers.

Quordle today (game #408) - hint #6 - 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 #408) - hint #7 - starting letters (2)

What letters do today's Quordle answers start with?

• J

• S

• F

• P

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

Quordle today (game #408) - the answers

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The answers to today's Quordle, game #408, are…

  • JUICE
  • SPRIG
  • FAITH
  • PENNE

Today's Quordle might have been a difficult one for some people, although much will depend on your strategy - and in particular, which letters you start with. JUICE contains a J, the least common letter in Wordle and therefore also one of the least common in Quordle, but I was very fortunate to already have the -UICE bit confirmed after my first three guesses - so it wasn't too tricky for me.

PENNE, meanwhile, repeats an N and an E, which might also have caused some issues. But FAITH and SPRIG aren't too bad, and I was able to solve all four puzzles with two guesses remaining.

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


Quordle answers: The past 20

  • Quordle #407, Tuesday 7 March: ATOLL, SAUCE, BROOK, CRAWL
  • Quordle #406, Monday 6 March: ANNOY, FLUSH, ISLET, AWAKE
  • Quordle #405, Sunday 5 March: GRACE, LATHE, HENCE, STONE
  • Quordle #404, Saturday 4 March: LAGER, MARRY, FINCH, CREPT
  • Quordle #403, Friday 3 March: SLYLY, ABOVE, OUNCE, CRAWL
  • Quordle #402, Thursday 2 March: FLYER, HOTLY, FREED, RALLY
  • Quordle #401, Wednesday 1 March: FLAIR, EVOKE, OTTER, WRIST
  • Quordle #400, Tuesday 28 February: SHEAR, ORGAN, MURAL, COUCH
  • Quordle #399, Monday 27 February: AMBER, LAYER, CRUDE, DITTY
  • Quordle #398, Sunday 26 February: CIVIC, KOALA, STINT, RARER
  • Quordle #397, Saturday 25 February: CONIC, OMEGA, CADET, CANNY
  • Quordle #396, Friday 24 February: RIVET, CREAK, CACHE, CHILL
  • Quordle #395, Thursday 23 February: DRAFT, JERKY, DOZEN, BLINK
  • Quordle #394, Wednesday 22 February: AMAZE, TOKEN, MANGA, BOOZY
  • Quordle #393, Tuesday 21 February: EXIST, FLAIR, TAROT, TRUST
  • Quordle #392, Monday 20 February: LOYAL, CAMEL, ODDLY, QUITE
  • Quordle #391, Sunday 19 February: CLEAT, BLESS, TODAY, CONCH
  • Quordle #390, Saturday 18 February: PROSE, LEACH, FLUTE, FOLIO
  • Quordle #389, Friday 17 February: CLIFF, FREAK, MOUTH, TROOP
  • Quordle #388, Thursday 16 February: CLEAT, CHUNK, SNARE, TURBO

Quordle FAQs: Everything you need to know

What is Quordle?

Where Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day, Quordle presents you with four puzzles to solve. And rather than complete them in turn, you do so simultaneously. You get nine guesses, rather than the six for Wordle, but the rules are otherwise very similar. 

It's played online via the Quordle website and you can also get to it via the Merriam-Webster site, after the dictionary purchased Quordle last year

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

The website also includes a practice mode - which I definitely recommend using before attempting the game proper! - and there are daily stats including a streak count. You also get Quordle Achievements - specific badges for winning a game in a certain number of turns, playing lots of times, or guessing particularly hard words.

Oh, and it's difficult. Really difficult.

What are the Quordle rules?

The rules of Quordle are almost identical to those of Wordle.

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

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

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray…

4. …BUT the word you guess appears in all quadrants of the puzzle at the same time, so an A could turn green in one square, yellow in another and gray in the final two. 

5. Answers are never plural.

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

7. Each guess must be a valid word in Quordle's dictionary. You can't guess ABCDE, for instance.

8. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses and there is no equivalent of Wordle's Hard mode.

9. You have nine guesses to find the Quordle answers.

10. You must complete the daily Quordle before midnight in your timezone.

What is a good Quordle strategy?

Quordle needs to be approached in a different way to Wordle. With four puzzles to solve in nine guesses, you can't blindly throw letters at it and expect to win - you'll stand a far better chance if you think strategically.

That's the case in Wordle too, of course, but it's even more important in Quordle.

There are two key things to remember. 

1. Use several starting words

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

The first of these should probably be one of the best Wordle starting words, because the same things that make them work well will apply here too. But after that, you should select another word or possibly two that use up lots more of the most common consonants and that include any remaining vowels.

For instance, I currently use STARE > DOILY > PUNCH. Between them, these three words use 15 of the 26 letters in 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 plenty of other options - you might want to get an M, B, F or G in there instead of the H, maybe - but something like that should do the trick.

If all goes well, that will give you a good lead on what one or sometimes two of the answers might be. If not, well good luck!

2. Narrow things down

Secondly, if you're faced with a word where the answer might easily be one of several options - for instance -ATCH, where it could be MATCH, BATCH, LATCH, CATCH, WATCH, HATCH or PATCH - you'll definitely want to guess a word that would narrow down those options. 

In Wordle, you can instead try several of those in succession and hope one is right, assuming you have enough guesses left. It's risky, but will sometimes work. Plus, it's the only option in Hard mode. But in Quordle, this will almost certainly result in a failure - you simply don't have enough guesses.

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

Marc McLaren
UK Editor in Chief

Marc is TechRadar’s UK 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 hints page).