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What is Connections?

The New York Times’ latest word game, Connections, challenges you to find the common thread between four words. Like Wordle, it resets daily, but with increasing difficulty.

Gameplay

  • Group four words that share a common theme.
  • There’s only one correct answer per group.
  • Correct answers remove words from the board.
  • Incorrect guesses count as mistakes (up to four allowed).
  • Rearrange the board for easier connections.
  • Color-coded groups: Yellow (easiest) to Purple (hardest).
  • Share your results on social media.

Today’s Categories

  • Yellow: Annoying finger actions
  • Green: Slithery reptiles
  • Blue: Fantastical objects in Cinderella
  • Purple: Italian dough shapes

Solutions

  • Thrust: JAB, POKE, PROD, STICK
  • Kinds of Snakes: ADDER, BOA, MAMBA, MOCCASIN
  • Seen in Cinderella: BALL, PRINCE, PUMPKIN, SLIPPER
  • Pasta Shapes: BOWTIE, ELBOW, TUBE, WHEEL

Tips

  • Don’t be discouraged if you don’t solve it today. There’s a new puzzle every day.
  • Check back tomorrow for more hints and answers.