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What is Connections?

The New York Times’ Connections is a word game where you connect four words that share a common theme.

How to Play:

  • Each puzzle has 16 words divided into four categories.
  • Guess the words in each category.
  • If you get all four words correct, they’re removed from the board.
  • You have four mistakes before the game ends.
  • You can rearrange the words and use color-coded hints (yellow = easy, purple = hard).

Today’s Hints:

  • Yellow: A standard
  • Green: Actions in poker

  • Blue: Types of skin
  • Purple: Abbreviations of US states

Today’s Categories:

  • Yellow: Benchmark
  • Green: Poker Actions
  • Blue: Skin Types
  • Purple: Starts of US States

Answers:

  • Benchmark: BENCHMARK, GAUGE, STANDARD, YARDSTICK
  • Poker Actions: BET, CALL, CHECK, FOLD
  • Skin Types: COMBINATION, DRY, NORMAL, OILY
  • Starts of US States: KENT, MARY, MASS, WASH

Tips:

  • Don’t be afraid to guess and experiment.
  • Use the color-coded hints to guide you.
  • If you’re stuck, try rearranging the words.