Today's 'Quordle' #190 Answer and Hints for Tuesday, August 2

Treat your brain to a workout with today's Quordle puzzle, which requires players to find four solutions each day.

The answers to today's puzzle are not easy to guess, so fortunately, Newsweek is on hand to provide some tips and even answers for those desperate.

Quordle #190 will be live for the next 24 hours. If our hints don't help you crack the puzzle, please note that the final answers are at the bottom of this page.

Wordle on phone
This photo illustration shows a person playing online word game "Wordle" on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. The game inspired "Quordle," a trickier daily puzzle where the player guesses four words instead of one. Michael Draper/Getty

'Quordle' Origins

Quordle is a more challenging alternative to its cousin Wordle, and is on many puzzle enthusiasts' to-do lists.

Quordle's principles are nearly the same as Wordle—in both games, the player guesses five-letter words each day.

But unlike Wordle, each guess will appear in four fields at the same time, representing the four words. You have nine chances to guess all of the words.

Like Wordle, players need to note the tiles' color if they are to win—green is a correct letter, while yellow means that the letter is in the word but not in the position you've guessed. Gray tiles mean that the letter isn't in the word.

Players fortunately have the option to press a "practice" button before trying for real. You might well need to as Quordle is certainly a step up in difficulty from Wordle.

The word game is free to access at Quordle.com.

Engineer David Mah created the first prototype of the game "in a moment of evil and genius," according to Quordle's official website.

Many players were playing Wordle but finding it nearly impossible to fail after being allowed five guesses. Some tried Dordle by Guilherme S. Töws, but they still found it rare to fail to guess both words in seven tries. So they made an even harder puzzle game.

Game creator Freddie Meyer said: "It was truly horrific code (it even had two keyboards) but I knew that I had to continue this madness. With hindsight, he really baited me into finishing his monstrous creation."

'Quordle' #190 August 2 Hints and Tips

One strategy many regular players use is beginning with words that have several vowels in—such as "audio" or "adieu." These letters often appear in most words.

  • Hint 1:To replace or repair machinery, equipment or fittings.
  • Hint 2: A polyseme, with one of its definitions being feeling weak and dizzy and close to passing consciousness.
  • Hint 3: The third word describes something done in an open, undisguised manner.
  • Hint 4: The fourth word is a type of boat that you can take on a river.

Still puzzled? Read on for the answers to Quordle #190.

'Quordle' #190 Answers

Here are the four answers to Quordle #190 on August 2:

  • Answer 1: REFIT
  • Answer 2: FAINT
  • Answer 3: OVERT
  • Answer 4: KAYAK