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Daily Quordle #121 — answers and hints for Wednesday, May 25

Quordle on a smartphone
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Given that Quordle is like Wordle but a lot harder, there's no shame if you're searching for the daily Quordle answers for game #121. Or rather 'answers' plural, as Quordle has four solutions to find each day.

If you've not played it yet, you should — it offers four times the fun of the original viral word game. But it's arguably more than four times as difficult, as you only have nine guesses to find the quartet of words. (Some days Wordle is harder of course — in fact today's Wordle answer is quite a tricky one.)

Like Wordle, it also resets each day, so if you miss one game you'll have no way of knowing what the previous daily Quordle answers were. Well, unless you bookmark this page, in which case you'll be able to check today's Quordle answers at your leisure, as I'll be updating it each morning. 

But be warned: spoilers lie ahead for game #121, so only read on if you want to know today's Quordle answers! And please don't use this page to cheat and pretend to others that you got it right when you didn't really. That would be a misuse of my hard work.

Today's Quordle hints, game #121, Wednesday, May 25

Before I get on to today's Quordle answers, I'll give you a few hints to guide you in the right direction. I've got three starter clues for you, then one big hint at the end. And after that I'll tell you the answers, promise.

So, here are your starter clues:

  • Only four vowels are used*
  • Two answers contain repeated letters
  • One answer uses three vowels

* By vowel I'm meaning A, E, I, O, U. There are other letters that are sometimes considered to be vowels, depending on how they are used. 

The daily Quordle answers for game #121 are a slightly tricky selection, so here's one more clue to give you an advantage with one of them: One of today's Quordle answers is a thin layer on something.

Sill stuck? Then let's move on to the answers.

Today's Quordle answers, game #121, Wednesday, May 25

Quordle 121

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So, what are today's Quordle answers for game #121?

I won't make you wait any longer — here you go:


The daily Quordle answers for game #121 are not too bad compared to some, but there are a few traps here waiting for the unwary. 

For starters, there's a Q in QUITE — and Q is not a common letter in the game. On the other hand, it's a very common word: the 561st most frequently used in English, according to Word and Phrase Info (opens in new tab)

At the other end of the scale, ALLAY is only 17,947th and includes two repeated letters, so that was potentially tricky. There's also a repeated C in CLICK. 

Much may depend on how you approach the game, and whether you have a good starting strategy. Mine involves playing three set words at the outset in order to eliminate or confirm as many common letters as possible. I always start by playing one of the best Wordle start words, in my case STARE, then follow that up with DOILY and PUNCH.

That usually gives me a good head start on the daily Quordle answers, and that was sort of the case today: it gave me five letters for one puzzle, and four for another, but only three for the other two.

The top-right puzzle was easy, as I had a simple anagram to solve here: CRUST. Better still, that gave me a very useful repeated C in the bottom-left quadrant. With C-IC- and an L to play, the answer had to be CLICK.

In the bottom-left, I had -UI-E, with a yellow T. Any time I end up with a U in second position behind a blank first letter, I instantly look to the Q; that would fit nicely here as QUITE, and so it proved.

Finally, the top-left. This was a little harder. I had two greens in the pattern -L--Y, plus yellow A, but not much more to go on. I did know that the A would either have to start the word or be at the end before the Y. Of course one option was to play ALLAY; this could be right, but even if it wasn't, it would tell me where the A was.

So I went with that without looking for alternatives and got lucky. Well, in one sense I did — as it turns out, this was the only option left anyway, it just happened that I found it early on.  

So there you go — I completed the daily Quordle puzzle with two guesses remaining today, which was nice following several tougher games. Hopefully you solved it too.

Previous Quordle answers

If you're looking for a list of older Quordle answers, we can also help. Here's a list going back 20 games.

  • Quordle: #120: ODDLY, VALOR, STEAD, FRUIT
  • Quordle: #119: NURSE, GENRE, EAGER, NEWER
  • Quordle: #118: PHASE, FIRST, PHOTO, STYLE
  • Quordle: #117: AGONY, FROCK, SCARE, GRILL
  • Quordle: #116: QUAIL, DRIER, PLACE, GIVEN
  • Quordle: #115: KOALA, BUILD, SCAMP, NOSEY
  • Quordle: #114: PRONG, GRAPH, WITCH, VOILA
  • Quordle: #113: FULLY, PURER, FISHY, KNOCK
  • Quordle: #112: CHINA, FAINT, BONEY, GAFFE
  • Quordle: #111: DELTA, ROTOR, QUOTE, TAPIR
  • Quordle: #110: THIRD, SLIMY, SUNNY, AVIAN
  • Quordle: #109: MOTEL, GROWL, WELCH, TUMOR
  • Quordle: #108: WASTE, CRAVE, HAUNT, YOUNG
  • Quordle: #107: GLINT, OPIUM, WORSE, DROIT
  • Quordle: #106: URINE, HEDGE, NORTH, LASSO
  • Quordle: #105: RALPH, INGOT, COVET, AMITY
  • Quordle: #104: BRAKE, AORTA, OPERA, HASTY
  • Quordle: #103: WORDY, ORDER, SCOFF, SPOOL
  • Quordle: #102: FLUFF, REARM, WEEDY, BROOK
  • Quordle: #101: SONIC, SHACK, CABIN, BROOM

What else should I know about Quordle?

Quordle is one of the many Wordle clones to have arrived in the wake of Wordle's huge success. It's essentially the same game, but you play four versions of it simultaneously and have nine attempts to guess all the answers. 

The letters behave as they do in Wordle, turning green if they're in the right place, yellow if they're in the word but in the wrong location, and gray if they're not included in the answer at all. 

A nice extra is that though there's only set puzzle per day, a practice mode is also included. And you might well need it, because it's pretty difficult.

If Quordle is too tough for you, you might prefer something in our list of the best Wordle alternatives, but if you want an even more stressful test then we'd recommend either Squabble or Octordle. 

We also like the new Heardle, which is like Wordle for pop music, plus the geography-based Wordle clone Worldle, the Star Wars-themed SWordle and the math-based Mathler, among others. 

But the original is still the best, so don't forget to also check our the best Wordle start words and to look at today's Wordle answer if you won't get a chance to play.

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