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‘Pokémon Sleep’ will finally arrive this year, letting Pikachu join you in bed

A screenshot of the Pokémon Sleep explainer video, showing Snorlax sleeping surrounded by other Pokémon.

We finally have an update on Pokémon Sleep, four years after it was first announced. At last, we may finally get some good Pokémon-themed rest.

Nintendo revealed our first look at Pokémon Sleep on Monday, sharing a teaser trailer as well as a video explaining how the game will work — though whether or not this app can actually be classified as a game is debatable.

Pokémon Sleep is basically a Pokémon-themed sleep tracker that somewhat gamifies getting a good night’s rest. Players leave their phone beside them when they go to bed, allowing Pokémon Sleep to record and analyse their snooze overnight.

The app also lets you set an alarm, or play relaxing sounds to help you drift off.

It will then offer statistics such as how long you’ve been asleep and the time it took to fall asleep, as well as breaking down your sleep into three “sleep styles”: Dozing, Snoozing, and Slumbering. Judging by screenshots of the app, these appear to be analogous with phases of sleep.

Pokémon that share the same sleep style as you will subsequently appear in the app, gathering around the giant sleeping Snorlax that is the focal point of the game’s island setting. There are also “rare in-game sleep styles” that might show up, such as “Goofy Sleep” or “Droopy-Eared Sleep,” with each species of Pokémon having various different sleep styles. 

Guiding you along will be Professor Neroli, a new character introduced in Pokémon Sleep who is researching Pokémon’s sleeping habits.

Though not required, Pokémon Sleep will also pair with Pokémon GO Plus+, a new wearable that was also initially announced in 2019 before being delayed. A follow up to the Pokémon GO Plus, this device will alert Pokémon GO players of nearby PokéStops, and also contains an accelerometer to track your sleeping.

It also has a Pikachu trapped inside it, who “grows friendlier the more sleep you get together” and can be made to sing you lullabies, just in case you wanted to fall asleep to a repetitive refrain of “pika pika Pikachu.”

Pokémon Sleep isn’t the first time Pokémon has flirted with health gadgets. In 1998, Nintendo released Pokémon Pikachu, a digital pet and pedometer that let players buy in-game items using currency earned by walking. This was followed by the Pokéwalker pedometer in 2009, which could connect to Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver to grant Pokémon experience based on the player’s step count. And, of course, millions of people got moving when Pokémon GO was released in 2016. 

Even so, Pokémon Sleep is the franchise’s first venture into sleep tracking. I’m not sure if I would call this a game, per se, but at least it might encourage some kids to go to bed on time.

Originally scheduled for release in 2020, Pokémon Sleep will now launch in summer 2023.

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Tampa is birthplace of the Cuban sandwich, American culinary classic flavored by many cultures

The beloved Cuban sandwich is a delicious all-American culinary creation first served in Tampa, Florida, more than a century ago, according to proud local lore.

It’s a savory, mouthwatering mix — often called a “mixto” — of three kinds of pork, paired with cheese, pickles and mustard, on fresh-baked local bread. 

It’s flavored by an array of cultures that helped build Tampa into a jewel of the Gulf of Mexico. 

The sandwiches reportedly fueled the hard-working, and often Cuban-born, cigar factory workers in Tampa’s historic neighborhood of Ybor City in decades past. 

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Cuban sandwiches are now served in takeout shops, delis, pubs and restaurants from coast to coast.

“There is a debate over who invented it first, Tampa or Miami,” Tampa food Instagram influencer Kiera Andrews (@thisbabeeats) told Fox News Digital. 

Others claim it originated in Havana or Key West. Cubans traditionally ate “mixto” sandwiches, but the version known today is in fact a Tampa creation, according to experts.

“I will tell you this,” said Andrews. “I’ve had Cuban sandwiches in other cities. And there’s nothing that compares to a Cuban sandwich in Tampa.”

One of the secrets, she said, is the traditional Cuban bread baked at La Segunda Central Bakery, which opened in Ybor City in 1915. 

It supplies restaurants and retailers throughout the region. 

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Bakeries, restaurants — even the museum of longtime Ybor City cigar-maker J.C. Newman — sport murals and billboards highlighting the global inspirations that make Tampa’s Cuban sandwiches a delicious example of America’s unique culinary melting pot. 

They boast Cuban pork, Spanish ham, Italian salami, German pickles and mustard and Swiss cheese — all cultures that had a historic presence together in Tampa — served on soft, airy Cuban bread.

“It represents all the different cultures that make Ybor City such a great place,” said Casey Gonzmart Jr., the fourth-generation owner of Tampa dining landmark Columbia Restaurant. 

The eatery was founded by his Spanish-Cuban immigrant great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez Sr. in 1905. 

Ybor City is best known for its Cuban-Spanish culture and cigar-making history. 

But it’s also the traditional home of Tampa’s Italian community

The L’Unione Italiana, the Italian Club of Tampa, traces its roots to 1894 and sits just three blocks from Columbia Restaurant. 

“We can’t tell the true history of the Ybor City without paying homage to the Italians,” said Gonzmart.

Columbia Restaurant features colorful murals of the sailing ships of Christopher Columbus — the Italian mariner who ventured to the New World on behalf of the Spanish crown. 

Food & Wine Magazine named Columbia Restaurant’s Original Cuban the best sandwich in Florida. It even credits Columbia Restaurant founder Hernandez Sr. for inventing the multicultural American delicacy.

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“He hoped it would honor the contributions of the many immigrants who breathed life into the Ybor City neighborhood, where the restaurant was located, and the city of Tampa in general,” Food & Wine wrote in its coronation of the Columbia Cuban.

The restaurant still makes its Cuban sandwich the same way it did at least since 1915, including using bread from nearby La Segunda Central Bakery, a company spokesman told Fox News Digital. 

Tampa Instagram foodie Andrews cites several other can’t-miss Cuban sandwiches in Tampa. 

No-frills, cash-only West Sandwich Tampa Shop “feels like one of the first places that would have served the Cuban,” she said. 

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La Segunda, Tampa’s landmark bakery, has a take-out sandwich shop at its original Ybor City location.

Here, guests can order original Cubans and various versions of the original, along with amazing traditional Cuban pastries and sweets.

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The Boozy Pig boasts a delicious Cuban breakfast sandwich served with eggs, while Wicked Oak Barbeque offers a “Que-ban” sandwich made with slow-smoked pulled pork and housemade mustard barbeque. 

Miami, for its part, added an innovation: the iron press, which gives the Cubano a thin look and crunchy feel that a lot of people now recognize it for,” NPR wrote in 2022 in an interview with the authors of the book, “The Cuban Sandwich: A History In Layers.”

Cuban sandwiches in Tampa traditionally come only on fresh bread — unpressed yet impressive in flavor and in American culinary lore. 

The Tampa City Council named the Cuban the city’s “signature sandwich” in a 2012 proclamation.

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‘The Last of Us’ episode 7: All the Easter eggs in Ellie’s room

A girls lies on her bed reading a comic in a dark room.

Ellie (Bella Ramsey) has been something of a mystery ever since she first met Joel (Pedro Pascal) in The Last of Us‘ opening episode. Obviously there’s the whole immunity thing, but there’s also the question of her hazy origin story, which we’ve only learned snippets of through Joel’s occasional grunted questions.

Until episode 7, that is.

Taking place almost entirely as a flashback, the show’s seventh instalment showed us Ellie’s time in FEDRA training school, following her on a wild (and ultimately tragic) night in an abandoned mall with her best friend Riley (Storm Reid).

Before Ellie and Riley disappear through her window and into the night, though, we see a glimpse of Ellie’s bedroom. And tacked up on the walls, and lying on her bedside table, are a handful of throwbacks to things Ellie has mentioned in passing in previous episodes.

From space posters to comics and joke books, we’ve broken them all down below.

Ellie’s joke book lies on her bedside table.

The first volume of the classic No Pun Intended joke book by fictional author Will Livingston can be seen lying on Ellie’s bedside table in one of the opening shots of her room. By this point, of course, we’re more than familiar with Mr Livingston’s work. No Pun Intended: Volume Too, which Ellie carries in her backpack, provides a welcome relief in episode 4 as she tests out its contents on her surly travelling companion. But it’s only in episode 7 that we learn she acquired this second volume from Riley as a gift.

Two girls stand in a rundown room looking at a book.

Will Livingston is the gift that keeps on giving.
Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

“Shut up! He made a second one?” says Ellie after Riley produces the book. “Where did you get that?”

Riley doesn’t answer, but we know the book remains a treasured possession for Ellie from that moment on. She loves the jokes, of course, but the book is more than that: it’s a memory of her old life, a reminder of her best friend and first love.

Ellie’s reading a familiar comic.

Sitting on her bed and glancing across at Riley’s empty mattress, Ellie rage-reads a comic called Savage Starlight. But this isn’t the first time that comic has had a mention. Back in episode 5, when Ellie, Joel, Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keivonn Woodard) make their way through the tunnels in an attempt to escape Kansas City, they pause briefly in a now-abandoned room that’s previously been used as a children’s play room or kindergarten.

A young girl and boy sit on a bed reading a comic book.

Ellie and Sam bond over “Savage Starlight”.
Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

Sam discovers an issue of Savage Starlight in the room. Ellie’s reaction? “No way, I love these!” The two then proceed to compare which issues they have before saying some of the comic’s key catch-phrases (“Endure, and survive”) in sign language.

Later, at the end of the episode — before everything goes horribly wrong — they sit on the bed together reading the issue.

Ellie’s wall is covered with space posters.

In a wider shot of Ellie reading on her bed, we see that her wall is plastered with posters. Quite a few of these are space-themed. There are a couple of movie ones, including posters of the 2000 film Red Planet and the 1987 film Inner Space, as well as a breakdown of the lunar phases of the moon.

This final one in particular links back to a fireside conversation between Joel and Ellie in episode 6, where they speak about what they might do once all this is over. Joel says he wants to run a sheep farm, but when he asks Ellie where she’d go, she looks up at the night sky.

A man and a young girl sit outdoors at night by a campfire.

Ellie opens up to Joel about her love of space.
Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

“It’s probably because I grew up in the QZ,” she says. “Behind you there’s ocean, ahead of you there’s a wall. Nowhere to look but up. I read everything I could in the school library: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell. But you know who my favourite is?”

“Sally Ride?” asks Joel.

“Sally fucking Ride,” confirms Ellie. “Best astronaut name ever.”

Clearly, Ellie is a big space fan — but the shot of her room we get in episode 7 shows us just how much of a fan she really is.

Ellie has a Mortal Kombat II poster.

In the middle of it all, Ellie’s Mortal Kombat II poster takes pride of place on the wall. Midway’s 1993 arcade fighting game features several times during the series, notably later in the episode when Riley shows Ellie to “the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen” — the mall arcade. The pair proceed to mash buttons and destroy each other. The show throws back to this moment in episode 3, when Ellie and Joel are on their way to Bill and Frank’s. Stopping by a gas station for Joel’s stashed supplies, Ellie is delighted to find a Mortal Kombat II arcade game gathering dust.

“You ever played this one?” Ellie asks Joel. “I had a friend who knew everything about this game.”

And now, let’s talk about Ellie’s cassette tapes.

The Last of Us is now streaming on HBO Max. New episodes air every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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These 51 big businesses target conservatives. Here’s what you can do to stop them

It is not a secret that over the past decade, hundreds of large U.S. corporations have adopted woke policies, regularly injecting left-wing ideals into their products, services and employment practices. But some of these businesses have recently gone much further than merely promoting social justice causes; they have chosen to target conservative customers and employees, coercing or forcing Americans to abandon their deeply held beliefs in order to receive important goods or services or to stay employed. 

Although many conservatives have heard stories about corporate discrimination in recent years, they have often struggled to keep track of which businesses have been part of this movement, and which have largely stayed on the sidelines. A new project launched by the 1792 Exchange, a nonprofit organization, seeks to shed light on this important problem. 

The 1792 Exchange recently launched its Spotlight Report, which assesses more than 1,000 companies’ “policies, practices, and other relevant criteria to determine the likelihood a company will cancel a contract or client, or boycott, divest, or deny services based on views or beliefs.” 

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The 1792 Exchange team then used those assessments to assign businesses to three categories — “Lower Risk,” “Medium Risk,” and “High Risk.”

According to the group’s website, “‘High Risk’ companies have generally canceled or denied business relationships based on viewpoint disagreements or pose a high risk of canceling people and businesses who do not share their views.” Out of the more than 1,000 companies evaluated, 147 are currently classified as “High Risk,” which means they are much more likely than other businesses to engage in direct discrimination. 

I have carefully reviewed the assessments produced by the 1792 Exchange and have selected 51 of the most impactful for this article. Those companies are grouped by category and listed below. 

Perhaps the most influential groups of woke companies in the report are banks. Numerous large banks are using their financial might to effectively force business customers into adopting climate change policies, even when it will require that those customers dramatically change their business practices. 

Many of these banks have also weaponized their operations to promote social and ideological views favored by the left. For example, Bank of America vets its vendors based on their commitment to LGBTQ views, and it has ceased lending with some gun manufacturers. It has also provided funding to Planned Parenthood, as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has a long track record of targeting conservative groups. 

Bank of America and its CEO, Brian Moynihan, as well as many of the other banks that have been assigned a “High Risk” score by the 1792 Exchange have been some of the biggest supporters of the radical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement. ESG is a kind of social credit scoring model that aims to fundamentally transform the global economy so that it’s more in line with the United Nations’ left-wing Sustainable Development Goals. 

The 1792 Exchange identified 21 “High Risk” banks: Ally Financial, Amalgamated Bank, Bank of America, Berkshire Bank, BMO Harris, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Eastern Bank, Fifth Third Bank, First Republic Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Bank, Bancorp, Trillium Asset Management, Truist, US Bank, and Wells Fargo. 

The 1792 Exchange determined that five large transportation companies fall into its “High Risk” category — Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and XPO Logistics. 

Although the transportation companies listed in the 1792 Exchange report do not regularly refuse to do business based on ideological or religious considerations, they have engaged in left-wing activism and even promoted partisan legislation. 

For instance, American Airlines publicly fought against the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act — commonly and falsely labeled the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” by liberals. The legislation prevents public schools from teaching young children, kindergarten through third grade, about topics related to sex and gender identity. 

Similarly, Southwest Airlines fought against state laws that sought to enhance election integrity by limiting questionable practices like mail-in balloting. 

The 1792 Exchange labeled 15 large businesses in the “Retailing” industry as “High Risk” companies, including popular brick-and-mortar stores Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lululemon, Macy’s, Madewell, Target and Walmart. The online retailers included in the report as “High Risk” are Alibaba, Amazon, Chewy, eBay, Etsy, Shopify and Warby Parker. 

The reasons behind the decision to identify these companies as “High Risk” varied, but in every case, the 1792 Exchange provided significant evidence showing that these businesses have actively promoted left-wing ideological views. 

For example, 1792 Exchange notes Home Depot “advertised flyers to its employees about confronting their ‘white privilege, Christian privilege, heterosexual privilege, able-bodied privilege,’ etc.” 

Target has removed books from its stores at the request of liberal activists, and it has fought against numerous legislative proposals backed by conservative lawmakers, including election integrity legislation in Georgia. 

Ten large food and beverage companies were given “High Risk” ratings in the 1792 Exchange report: Altria, Ben & Jerry’s, Cargill, Coca-Cola, HelloFresh, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Starbucks and the JM Smucker Company. 

Although all of these businesses engaged in troubling activities, the company with the most radical practices is, by far, Ben & Jerry’s. The famous Vermont-based ice cream company has promoted “Defund the Police” campaigns, opposed legislation meant to limit election fraud, said that the criminal justice system “must be dismantled,” and openly advocated for pro-abortion policies, among many other actions. 

Unfortunately, the 51 companies mentioned throughout this article are just the tip of the iceberg. Numerous other important corporations are also actively undermining conservatives and/or discriminating against families or businesses who do not share their radical views.

The 1792 Exchange outlined nearly 100 additional “High Risk” companies in its report, including some of the most powerful in the world, like Alphabet (the owners of Google), Disney, and Apple. 

How can conservatives push back against these businesses? 

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The first step is to share instances of discrimination and reports like the one produced by the 1792 Exchange with like-minded friends and family. 

Conservatives should identify companies that offer similar products and services to those offered by businesses that discriminate and switch, whenever possible. If you can switch products or services, be sure to tell both the business you’re leaving and the new, non-discriminatory business why you’re making the change. 

If there aren’t any good alternatives, then send a letter to businesses that are engaging in discrimination to tell them that you’re considering leaving because of their actions. Companies don’t often receive letters like these, so they do have an impact. 

Finally, conservative lawmakers need to prioritize policies that reject ESG social credit scores and other systematic attempts meant to coerce companies into embracing leftist causes. The legislation proposed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this month that would limit the use of ESG scores in banking is a great place to start. 

If conservatives don’t soon make a concerted effort to fight back against woke corporations, America could soon be transformed beyond repair. We simply cannot afford to wait any longer. 

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Border Patrol Union says White House ‘propagandists’ not telling full story on crisis: ‘doesn’t come close’

The country’s largest union of border parol agents says the White House is offering a veiled picture of the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border that “does not come close” to reality.

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), which represents approximately 18,000 agents, took to Twitter Saturday to praise the “few outstanding reporters” that consistently cover the ongoing struggle by agents to contain the migrant surge but said White House “propagandists” are dominating the narrative.

“The amount of media coverage you see of the border mayhem by a few outstanding reporters doesn’t come close to capturing the full extent of what’s really going on,” NBPC said. “Believe the propagandists in the WH or believe the agents who patrol the border 24/7 and see it firsthand.”

To them, the choice is simple: “Believe the propagandists or believe the facts.”

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In a series of tweets, NBPC called for Congress to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and said the migrant crisis is a “certified disaster” under his and President Biden’s management.

“Arrests up over last year again…but some in open border crowd would have you believe they’re ‘down 90% under Biden,’” the union continued in another tweet.

Then, sharing a tweet from Fox News’ Griff Jenkins, the NBPC said reporters who cover the migrant crisis may face criticism, but that does not make their reporting any less true.

“If someone reports the truth about what’s going on at the border, and is falsely attacked and labeled by radical morons to silence them, does it make what he or she reported less true?” the NBPC asked in another tweet.

MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS AT SOUTHERN BORDER HIT 1,000,000 MARK FOR FY 2023, OUTPACING PRIOR YEAR: SOURCES

Migrant encounters at the southern border crossed the one million mark for Fiscal Year 2023, marking what multiple Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources told Fox News was an unprecedented pace for encounters.

As of Friday, the total migrant encounters at the border were at 1,008,217 for the fiscal year, which began in October.

This rate far surpasses that of FY2021, where there were more than 1.7 million encounters overall.

It is still well ahead of the FY2022 rate, which reached 839,819 by March 1 — well under the 1 million mark — and over 2.3 million overall.

Hitting one million so early in the year has some agents concerned numbers spike again over the spring, as warmer weather and more agreeable conditions make crossing the border more appealing.

“Agents know leadership throughout the agency and the administration will celebrate two months of lower numbers instead of acknowledging the daunting task of being tasked at the border with yet another historical and preventable situation,” an agent told Fox News.

President Biden has called on Congress to enact immigration reform to address border security and amnesty for millions of migrants already in the U.S.

“America’s border problems won’t be fixed until Congress acts. If we won’t pass my comprehensive immigration reform, at least pass my plan to provide the equipment and officers to secure the border. And a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, those on temporary status, farm workers, and essential workers,” Biden said in his State of the Union address.

The congressional battle for a potential immigration bill could be a long one as the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the Republican-majority in the House of Representatives will have to agree with the president.

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Republican lawmakers visited the U.S. southern border earlier this week with Mayor Douglas Nicholls of Yuma, AZ, who praised the opportunity for those running the country to see the growing crisis firsthand.

Democratic lawmakers did not join on the trip and instead called it a “stunt.”

“Having the attention this week from Republican members of the Judiciary Committee was important that will start changing some minds and opening up some of the discussion,” the mayor said.

Nicholls noted a delegation of Democrats will be visiting “later this month or the next” where he hopes to provide them with similar information on the border.

“That’s what it is about, educating people so that when they get into the decision-making mode they will see there are real issues that need to be addressed,” he added during an interview on Fox News Live.

The Biden administration, including Secretary Mayorkas, has claimed the southern border is under control and has mostly denied there being a crisis.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Griff Jenkins contributed to this report.

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‘Quordle’ today: Here are the answers and hints for February 25

A woman's hands holding a mobile phone playing 'Quordle'

If Quordle is a little too challenging today, you’ve come to the right place for hints. There aren’t just hints here, but the whole Quordle solution. Scroll to the bottom of this page, and there it is. But are you sure you need all four answers? Maybe you just need a strategy guide. Either way, scroll down, and you’ll get what you need.

What is Quordle?

Quordle is a five-letter word guessing game similar to Wordle, except each guess applies letters to four words at the same time. You get nine guesses instead of six to correctly guess all four words. It looks like playing four Wordle games at the same time, and that is essentially what it is. But it’s not nearly as intimidating as it sounds.

Is Quordle harder than Wordle?

Yes, though not diabolically so.

Where did Quordle come from?

Amid the Wordle boom of late 2021 and early 2022, when everyone was learning to love free, in-browser, once-a-day word guessing games, creator Freddie Meyer says he took inspiration from one of the first big Wordle variations, Dordle — the one where you essentially play two Wordles at once. He took things up a notch, and released Quordle on January 30. Meyer’s creation was covered in The Guardian six days later, and now, according to Meyer, it attracts millions of daily users. Today, Meyer earns modest revenue from Patreon, where dedicated Quordle fans can donate to keep their favorite puzzle game running. 

How is Quordle pronounced?

“Kwordle.” It should rhyme with “Wordle,” and definitely should not be pronounced exactly like “curdle.”

Is Quordle strategy different from Wordle?

Yes and no.

Your starting strategy should be the same as with Wordle. In fact, if you have a favorite Wordle opening word, there’s no reason to change that here. We suggest something rich in vowels, featuring common letters like C, R, and N. But you do you.

After your first guess, however, you’ll notice things getting out of control if you play Quordle exactly like Wordle.

What should I do in Quordle that I don’t do in Wordle?

Solving a Wordle puzzle can famously come down to a series of single letter-change variations. If you’ve narrowed it down to “-IGHT,” you could guess “MIGHT” “NIGHT” “LIGHT” and “SIGHT” and one of those will probably be the solution — though this is also a famous way to end up losing in Wordle, particularly if you play on “hard mode.” In Quordle, however, this sort of single-letter winnowing is a deadly trap, and it hints at the important strategic difference between Wordle and Quordle: In Quordle, you can’t afford to waste guesses unless you’re eliminating as many letters as possible at all times. 

Guessing a completely random word that you already know isn’t the solution, just to eliminate three or four possible letters you haven’t tried yet, is thought of as a desperate, latch-ditch move in Wordle. In Quordle, however, it’s a normal part of the player’s strategic toolset.

Is there a way to get the answer faster?

In my experience Quordle can be a slow game, sometimes dragging out longer than it would take to play Wordle four times. But a sort of blunt-force guessing approach can speed things up. The following strategy also works with Wordle if you only want the solution, and don’t care about having the fewest possible guesses:

Try starting with a series of words that puts all the vowels (including Y) on the board, along with some other common letters. We’ve had good luck with the three words: “NOTES,” “ACRID,” and “LUMPY.” YouTuber DougMansLand suggests four words: “CANOE,” “SKIRT,” “PLUMB,” and “FUDGY.”

Most of the alphabet is now eliminated, and you’ll only have the ability to make one or two wrong guesses if you use this strategy. But in most cases you’ll have all the information you need to guess the remaining words without any wrong guesses.

If strategy isn’t helping, and you’re still stumped, here are some hints:

Are there any double or triple letters in today’s Quordle words?

One word has a double letter.

Are any rare letters being used in today’s Quordle like Q or Z?

No.

What do today’s Quordle words start with?

C, O, C, and C.

What are the answers for today’s Quordle?

Are you sure you want to know?

There’s still time to turn back.

OK, you asked for it. The answers are:

  1. CONIC

  2. OMEGA

  3. CADET

  4. CANNY

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