If you love to play Wordle, you will also love playing its clone, Quordle. Merriam-Webster, the Encyclopedia Britannica subsidiary well-known for its online dictionary, has recently acquired the popular word-solving game, Quordle. 

A low-key acquisition

However, according to media outlets, the deal’s terms have not been revealed. 

Yet, the Quordle website now leads to its own page on the official website of Merriam-Webster.

Also, the creator of Quordle, Freddie Meyer, quietly released a statement at the top of the game’s tutorial section. 

Meyer said, “I’m delighted to announce that Quordle was acquired by Merriam-Webster! I can’t think of a better home for this game. Lots of new features and fun to come, so stay tuned!” Meyer mentioned.

Quordle is one of the most popular imitations, or coles, of Wordle, following its success. Wordle, owned and published by The New York Times Company since 2022, is a simple online game giving players six chances to guess a five-letter word and provides feedback in the form of color-coded clues if they guess any of the letters right. 

On the other hand, Quordle builds on the basic Wordle principle, except that there are four five-letter words players must guess simultaneously over nine attempts. 

In Quordle, the tiles change color to indicate which of the player’s guesses are correct and whether a letter is included in the word but in a different location for each of the four words.

Congratulations, Merriam-Webster!

Spoiler alert! Quordle clues, answers for January 23rd

Meanwhile, here are the clues and answers on Quordle for today, January 23rd. 

Here is how to play for those playing Quordle for the first time. Simply start typing in words, like in Wordle. You have four five-letter words to guess and nine attempts to find them all. The catch here in Quordle is that you play all four words simultaneously. 

If you guess a letter in the right place for any of the Quordle four words, it will light up in green. If a word contains a letter from one of your guesses but is in the wrong place, it will light up in yellow. 

After using a letter in a guess, you will also see whether it is in any of the words on the keyboard. You can also do the practice games before taking on the daily puzzle.

We know you have been waiting for this. Here are the Quordle clues for January 23rd. 

  • Word 1 (top left) clue – If somebody interrupts your sleep, you were (the word) up
  • Word 2 (top right) clue – Plate that helps protect the skin of fish and reptiles; also used to measure weight
  • Word 3 (bottom left) clue – A deception, perhaps in a card game
  • Word 4 (bottom right) clue – A short relationship; also to forcefully throw something
  • One word contains a letter that is used twice
  • Today’s words begin with W, S, B, and F

Here are the answers to today’s Quordle puzzle:

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