The shuffle function in NYT’s Connections generally is a actual recreation saver—or a whole failure, relying on the day and the phrases in query. That is the place we are available in. There is a set of useful hints for the September 16 (#97) puzzle prepared should you want them, in addition to each reply for at present’s recreation if you would like to skip to one of the best bit in a couple of clicks. Hey, no matter works for you is okay by us.
I had a reasonably good begin to my Connections weekend, clearing half of at present’s board with out an excessive amount of bother. The opposite half although? I might quite not speak about it. Wow, that was far too shut for consolation.
NYT Connections trace at present: Saturday, September 16
Just a few hints that will help you be part of the dots should you want them.
Yellow: Basic fairy tales will see you thru this one. The type with poisoned apples, magical beanstalks, and pink hoods (little ones).
Inexperienced: The board recreation this group’s phrases come from is effectively over a millenia previous, however is as in style at present because it’s ever been. Knights and pawns are plentiful, however there’s not a single cube to be discovered.
Blue: The well-known caricature and its characters have been round for the reason that ’50s. Some of the acquainted might be a beagle with white hair and floppy black ears.
Purple: The songs, reveals, shirts, and sayings listed here are all related by two little phrases that may imply a heck of rather a lot. On this case the lacking phrases right here at all times come earlier than those on this Connections.
Do not scroll any additional till you are prepared for the complete solutions!
NYT Connections reply at present: Saturday, September 16 (#97)
Let’s get these Connections related.
- Yellow: Large, Princess, Witch, Wolf (Fairy story figures)
- Inexperienced: Bishop, Mate, Gambit, Queen (Chess phrases)
- Blue: Charlie, Peppermint Patty, Pigpen, Woodstock (“Peanuts” characters)
- Purple: Lucy, New York, Rock ‘n’ Roll, You (I like ___)
Extra in regards to the New York Occasions’ Connections puzzle recreation
Connections is the NYT’s newest in style puzzle recreation the place you need to discover the frequent thread that ties 4 seemingly unrelated phrases collectively. Can you discover all 4 more and more difficult teams of phrases earlier than you make 4 errors? Do not forget: each day solely has one resolution even when some phrases look like they may belong to a couple of group, and you may (and will) shuffle the grid as many instances as you’ll want to. It could possibly assist jog your mind into studying the phrases another way.
For those who take pleasure in Connections, you need to take a look at the board recreation Codenames. It is a in style get together recreation that duties gamers with utilizing clues to guess sure phrases from a grid. As in Connections, the guts of the sport lies in what number of totally different potential interpretations the phrases may have. Connections additionally clearly owes a debt to Wordle, the hit puzzle recreation that the New York Occasions purchased in 2022. Maybe most blatant is the way in which it makes use of coloured emojis to allow you to share the outcomes of your puzzle with different gamers on social media:
Every shade corresponds to at least one grouping of 4 phrases; a row with blended colours reveals you incorrectly guessed a number of phrases in a bunch that did not completely match. The rows additionally present what order you solved the Connections puzzle in. The rows aren’t all created equal: the New York Occasions ranks them from “easy” to “difficult” beginning with yellow and progressing to purple.
Need to present up your Connections pals or simply problem your self? Attempt to begin by figuring out the purple phrases first and nailing them together with your very first guess!