Daily Quordle #173 — answers and hints for Saturday, July 16

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 #173. 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 #173, 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 #173, Saturday, July 16

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*
  • One of the answers contains a repeated letter
  • Three of the answers contain 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 #173 are fairly straightforward, but here’s another clue to give you an advantage with one of them anyway: One of today’s Quordle answers is a place for eating.

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

Today’s Quordle answers, game #173, Saturday, July 16

Quordle 173

(Image credit: Quordle)

So, what are today’s Quordle answers for game #173?

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


The daily Quordle answers for game #173 are another fairly standard selection, although SULLY does have a double L. Three of the words — SULLY, TRICE and INGOT — are also fairly uncommon words compared to some.

You’ll want a good strategy to help you solve it either way, because Quordle is never easy as such. My approach 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 today’s worked out very well: I had all five letters in either green or yellow for two of the puzzles and four for the other two.

I actually completed one of the puzzles I had four letters for first, because I had four greens for SULLY. DINER and TRICE were also very easy to solve and only INGOT required any real guesswork. Hopefully you all 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 #172: NYLON, SHELF, VIRAL, BUDGE
  • Quordle #171: LUNCH, HORSE, STYLE, COYLY
  • Quordle #170: NYMPH, SPECK, FERAL, OVOID
  • Quordle #169: FATAL, REEDY, POINT, REHAB
  • Quordle #168: OTHER, QUIRK, RELAY, SAVVY
  • Quordle #167: AMPLE, PRUDE, CANON, DUCHY
  • Quordle #166: TRUSS, MAGMA, LLAMA, STRAP
  • Quordle #165: SLING, MAYBE, CHILD, BANJO
  • Quordle #164: SPADE, TULIP, LIPID, MUCUS
  • Quordle #163: CHORD, SANER, NINJA, PINKY
  • Quordle #162: LABOR, TAPER, HEARD, NAVEL
  • Quordle #161: REMIT, MANGY, SUMAC, TITHE
  • Quordle #160: MIDGE, WRACK, SONAR, FURRY
  • Quordle #159: APNEA, TITAN, NINNY, GAUNT
  • Quordle #158: RAMEN, STAID, WOODY, BASTE
  • Quordle #157: UTILE, DYING, ENDOW, SULLY
  • Quordle #156: CLICK, TONIC, SUITE, TOXIN
  • Quordle #155: SWASH, AUDIT, TAMER, TEACH
  • Quordle #154: CHIEF, SWIRL, SHUSH, OUTDO
  • Quordle #153: AUDIO, SLIME, LUCID, MAGMA

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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