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Daily Quordle #119 — answers and hints for Monday, May 23

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 #119. 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 — although today's Wordle answer is not too bad.)

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 #119, 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 #119, Monday, May 23

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 three vowels are used*
  • Three answers contain a repeated letter
  • The same letter is repeated in all three of those answers

* 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 #119 are a slightly tricky selection, but here's one more clue to give you an advantage with one of them: One of today's Quordle answers is someone who tends to the sick.

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

Today's Quordle answers, game #119, Monday, May 23

Quordle 119

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So, what are today's Quordle answers for game #119?

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

  • NURSE
  • GENRE
  • EAGER
  • NEWER

The daily Quordle answers for game #119 are a bit harder than yesterday's, on account of several repeated letters.

All revolve around the E — there's two of them in NEWER, EAGER and GENRE, and one in NURSE.

Fortunately, none of the words are themselves particularly uncommon. According to Word and Phrase Info's list of the most frequently used English words, three are inside the top 5,000, with only NEWER not featuring at all. But that's because it's a derivative of 'new', and not really an indication of its frequency in English.

My strategy 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, but it wasn't quite so successful today: though it gave me five letters for one puzzle, I only had three for the others.

I started with the top-left quadrant, as I had all five in place here. Two letters were already green, too: -U--E. With N, R and S to play, the obvious answer was NURSE.

The top-right puzzle seemed the best one to tackle next, as I had three greens ending the word, with the pattern --NRE. Realistically, there had to be a repeated E in there before the N, which gave me -ENRE. Adding my unplayed G gave me GENRE.

That G also featured in the bottom-left answer, so I now had four letters to work with here, all in yellow: G, E, A and R. I knew the E couldn't end the word, but it could finish ER — which is very common. G couldn't start the word, and A couldn't be in third. So, maybe a word with the pattern A-GER, AG-ER or -AGER… The latter seemed most likely, given I had an unplayed W, so I went with WAGER. Wrong, but I now had four greens: -AGER. The only possible option was EAGER.

Those machinations had all but solved the final puzzle too, in the bottom right. I now had all five letters, with four green, and played NEWER to complete the daily Quordle puzzle with one guess remaining. 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: #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
  • Quordle: #100: VOILA, AWAKE, SILLY, PHONE
  • Quordle: #99: EPOXY, TORUS, THOSE, CANNY

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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