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The New York Times’ latest word game, Connections, has become a social media sensation. The goal is to find the common thread between four words in each set. Each puzzle has 16 words divided into four categories, color-coded from easiest to hardest: yellow, green, blue, and purple. Players can rearrange and shuffle the words to make spotting connections easier.

Today’s Categories

  • Yellow: Drinks with Caffeine
  • Green: Unexciting
  • Blue: Comedian’s Performance
  • Purple: Martini Specifications

Hints

  • Yellow: These drinks can give you a boost of energy.
  • Green: These words describe something that is not interesting or exciting.
  • Blue: These words relate to what a comedian does on stage.
  • Purple: These words describe different ways to make a martini.

Answers

  • Yellow: COCOA, COFFEE, MATE, TEA
  • Green: BORING, DULL, MUNDANE, VANILLA
  • Blue: ACT, BIT, ROUTINE, SET
  • Purple: DIRTY, DRY, TWIST, UP

Tips and Strategies

  • Look for words that have something in common, such as a shared theme, function, or characteristic.
  • Pay attention to the color-coding of the categories. The yellow category is the easiest, and the purple category is the hardest.
  • Use the shuffle and rearrange buttons to change the order of the words and make it easier to spot connections.
  • Don’t be afraid to guess. You have four chances to get it right before the game ends.

Conclusion

Connections is a fun and challenging word game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With a little practice, you’ll be able to solve even the most difficult puzzles.