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

 Quordle on a smartphone held in a hand.
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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.

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
Quordle answers for game 874 on a yellow background

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
Quordle daily sequence answers for game 874 on a yellow background

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