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Connections is the New York Times’ latest word game that has become a popular social media hit. The game challenges players to find the common threads between four words in each set.

What is Connections?

  • Connections is a daily word game where players must group four words that share a common theme.
  • The game features 16 words, split into four categories.
  • Players have four chances to correctly guess the four words in each set.
  • The categories are color-coded, with yellow being the easiest and purple being the most difficult.

How to Play Connections

  1. Visit the Connections website or open the mobile app.
  2. Look at the 16 words and try to find the common thread between four of them.
  3. Select the four words that you think belong together.
  4. If you guess correctly, the words will be removed from the board.
  5. If you guess incorrectly, you will lose a chance.
  6. You have four chances to correctly guess all four words in each set.

Today’s Connections Categories

  • Yellow: Sea Creatures

  • Green: Basic Two-Dimensional Shapes
  • Blue: Boxing Maneuvers
  • Purple: Fancy___

Today’s Connections Answers

  • Sea Creatures: CRAB, RAY, SPONGE, SQUID
  • Basic Two-Dimensional Shapes: CIRCLE, DIAMOND, SQUARE, TRIANGLE
  • Boxing Maneuvers: BOB, CROSS, HOOK, WEAVE
  • Fancy___: FEAST, FREE, PANTS, THAT

Additional Tips

  • You can rearrange and shuffle the words on the board to make it easier to spot connections.
  • Pay attention to the color-coding of the categories. Yellow is the easiest and purple is the most difficult.
  • If you’re stuck, you can use the hint button to get a clue about one of the categories.
  • You can share your results with friends on social media.