Today’s NYT Connection Hints, Answers & Help June 29, #384


Do you need answers to the New York Times Connections puzzle? To me, Wordle is more of a vocabulary test, but Connections is more of a brain puzzle. You are given 16 words and asked to put them into four groups that are connected in some way. Sometimes they are obvious, but game editor Wayne Liu knows how to trick you by using words that fit into more than one group.

And do you also play Wordle? We also have today’s Wordle answers and hints.

We also have today’s answer and some general tips for Strands, a new game from the Times that just moved out of beta and into the NYT’s Games app.

Read more: NYT Connection could be the new Wordle: Our hints and tips

Hints for today’s connection groups

Here are four hints for the groups in today’s connection puzzle, ranked from the easiest, the yellow group, to the harder (and sometimes bizarre) purple group.

Yellow group signal: sound the same.

Green group signal: Snap together.

Blue group signal: Deposit or position.

Purple group signs: Think roses and violets.

Answers for today’s connection groups

Yellow group: Homophones.

Green group: Add.

Blue group: was placed below.

Purple group: ____ Flower.

Read more: Wordle cheat sheet: Here are the most popular letters used in English words

What are today’s Connections Answers?

Yellow words in today’s connections

The theme is homophones. The four answers are to, too, tue, and two.

Green words in today’s connections

The topic is to pair up. The four answers are couple, bind, unite, and marry.

Blue words in today’s connections

The subject is placed down. There are four answers: lead, placed, put, and set.

Purple words in today’s connections

The topic is ____ flowers. The four answers are May, sun, wall, and wild.

How to play Connections

It’s easy to play. It’s hard to win. Look at 16 words and mentally assign them to corresponding groups of four. Click on the four words that you think go together. The groups are coded by color, although you don’t know what goes where until you see the answer. The yellow group is the easiest, then green, then blue, and purple is the hardest. Look at the words carefully, and think of related words. Sometimes the connection relates to only a part of the word. Once, four words were grouped because each word began with the name of a rock band, including “Rushmore” and “Journeyman.”


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