The shuffle function in NYT’s Connections generally is a actual sport saver—or a whole failure, relying on the day and the phrases in query. That is the place we are available. There is a set of useful hints for the September 16 (#97) puzzle prepared when you want them, in addition to each reply for right this moment’s sport if you would like to skip to one of the best bit in just a few clicks. Hey, no matter works for you is okay by us.
I had a reasonably good begin to my Connections weekend, clearing half of right this moment’s board with out an excessive amount of bother. The opposite half although? I might slightly not discuss it. Wow, that was far too shut for consolation.
NYT Connections trace right this moment: Saturday, September 16
Just a few hints that will help you be a part of the dots when you want them.
Yellow: Basic fairy tales will see you thru this one. The kind with poisoned apples, magical beanstalks, and pink hoods (little ones).
Inexperienced: The board sport this group’s phrases come from is properly over a millenia outdated, however is as fashionable right this moment because it’s ever been.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. One of the crucial acquainted might be a beagle with white hair and floppy black ears.
Purple: The songs, reveals, shirts, and sayings listed below are all linked by two little phrases that may imply a heck of lots. 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 total solutions!
NYT Connections reply right this moment: Saturday, September 16 (#97)
Let’s get these Connections linked.
- 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 really like ___)
Extra concerning the New York Occasions’ Connections puzzle sport
Connections is the NYT’s newest fashionable puzzle sport the place it’s a must 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? Remember: daily solely has one resolution even when some phrases look like they might belong to multiple group, and you’ll (and may) shuffle the grid as many instances as it’s essential to. It could possibly assist jog your mind into studying the phrases differently.
Should you take pleasure in Connections, it is best to take a look at the board sport Codenames. It is a fashionable occasion sport that duties gamers with utilizing clues to guess sure phrases from a grid. As in Connections, the center of the sport lies in what number of completely different potential interpretations the phrases may have. Connections additionally clearly owes a debt to Wordle, the hit puzzle sport that the New York Occasions purchased in 2022. Maybe most blatant is the best way 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 1 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 “tough” beginning with yellow and progressing to purple.
Need to present up your Connections mates or simply problem your self? Attempt to begin by figuring out the purple phrases first and nailing them along with your very first guess!