Tips, Answers, and Help for Today’s NYT Connections, July 1, #386

Need the answers to the New York Times Connections puzzle? To me, Wordle is more of a vocabulary test, but Connections is more of a puzzle. You’re given 16 words and asked to put them into four groups that are connected in some way. Sometimes they’re obvious, but the game’s editor, Wyna Liu, knows how to trick you by using words that can fit into more than one group.

Do you also play Wordle? We also have today’s Wordle answer and hints.

We also have today’s answer and some general tips for Strands, a new Times game that just came out of beta and landed on the NYT Games app.

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Tips for Today’s Connections Groups

Here are four clues for the groupings in today’s Connections puzzle, ranked from the yellow group, the easiest, to the purple group, the most difficult (and sometimes strange).

Suggestion from the yellow group: I’ll take you there.

Green Group Suggestion: A fraud or scam.

Blue Group Clue: Designs in your money.

Purple Group Suggestion: Take off, huh?

Answers for today’s Connections groups

Yellow group: Show the way.

Green group: Scheme.

Blue group: Seen on a US one dollar bill.

Purple group: First words of Canadian provinces/territories.

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What are today’s Connections answers?

The yellow words in today’s Connections

The point is to show the way. The four responses are direct, guide, guide and usher.

The green words in today’s Connections

The theme is the plot. The four answers are scam, hustle, fraud and sting.

The blue words in today’s Connections

The theme is seen on a US dollar bill. The four responses are the eagle, the pyramid, the seal and Washington.

Purple words in today’s Connections

The topic is the first words of the Canadian provinces/territories. The four answers are British, Northwestern, Nova and Prince.

How to play Connections

Playing is easy. Winning is difficult. Look at the 16 words and mentally assign them into related groups of four. Click on the four words that you think go together. The groups are color-coded, although you don’t know what goes where until you see the answers. The yellow group is the easiest, then the green, then the blue and the purple is the most difficult. Look at the words carefully and think of related terms. Sometimes the connection has to do with only one part of the word. Once, four words were grouped together because each one began with the name of a rock band, including “Rushmore” and “Journeyman.”

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