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 #120. 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 #120, 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 #120, Tuesday, May 24
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:
- All five vowels are used*
- One answer contains a repeated letter
- Three answers use two 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 #120 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 another word for bravery.
Sill stuck? Then let’s move on to the answers.
Today’s Quordle answers, game #120, Tuesday, May 24
So, what are today’s Quordle answers for game #120?
I won’t make you wait any longer — here you go:
The daily Quordle answers for game #120 are a bit harder than yesterday’s, on account of a couple of less common words, one uncommon letter and one double letter.
According to Word and Phrase Info‘s list of the most frequently used English words, both VALOR and STEAD are reasonably uncommon: VALOR ranks 18,568th, while STEAD is only 21,236th.
That V in VALOR is also uncommon. As I show in my analysis of every Wordle answers — most of which applies equally to Quordle — V is the fifth least common letter in the game. The double-D in ODDLY also had the potential to trip you up — and it certainly cost me one guess.
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, and that was definitely the case today: it gave me five letters for one puzzle, and four for each of the others.
I started with the bottom-left quadrant, as I had all five in place here. Two letters were already green, too: the ST at the start. With E, A and D to play, the only possible solution was STEAD.
I moved up to the top-left puzzle next, as I had the two ending letters, LY, plus yellow O and D. Looking at the board and my unplayed letters, I spotted GODLY as an option and played it… then realized I’d made a huge mistake.
The O had already been ruled out of second position, so GODLY couldn’t be the answer. I immediately played ODDLY next, and solved this one, but that was a stupid mistake to make and left me slightly on the back foot.
Determined not to make the same error twice, I was a bit more careful with the bottom-right puzzle. I had all yellows here — T, U, I and R. Based on the places where I knew they couldn’t be played, I came up with FRUIT.
Finally, the top right, where I had O, A, L and R. Again, there were quite a few positions where certain letters couldn’t be played, which helped me narrow it down.
VALOR was the only word I could find that fit, and it proved to be correct… but a subsequent look at the Wordle Solver tool revealed that I could also have played LABOR. Whoops! Still, I got lucky here and completed 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: #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
- Quordle: #100: VOILA, AWAKE, SILLY, PHONE
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.