The New York Times will now offer daily suggestions for Connectionsis a delightful but sometimes frustrating daily word game.
In Connections, you are tasked with finding four sets of associations between 16 words. Each “solution” groups four words together, but the groupings can be difficult to decipher. (I only got one grouping correct on Monday’s puzzle.) If you are stuck, the new Connections Buddy It offers a difficulty rating (Monday’s was 3.5 out of 5, which I don’t agree with) and hints you can use to get help without ruining the whole puzzle.
This is how suggestions work. The games Solutions are grouped by color as an indicator of the difficulty of that group, although you will only see these colors after successfully assembling a group. Yellow marks the “simple” category, while the green, blue and purple groups are intended to be increasingly difficult to understand. He Connections Companion has a list of those four colors represented by emoji squares, and you can click on the color to see one of the words included in that group for that day.
These tips seem really helpful; More than once I stared at a Connections board with no idea how the words might match each other, so using a clue might point me in the right direction to solve the day’s puzzle. And if the daily hints aren’t enough, you can ask for a hint in the comments for each day. Connections Buddy — Maybe a kind soul will help you.