NYT Connections: hints and answers for Friday, June 14

Connections is the freshest brain-teaser from The New York Times, challenging you to sort a jumble of 16 words into four secret groups by discovering how they’re related. Much like Wordle, Connections lets you track your winning streak and compare scores with your friends. Each puzzle refreshes at midnight, with varying levels of difficulty to keep you on your toes.

 

How to Play NYT Connections

In Connections, you’re presented with a grid of 16 words. Your mission is to categorize these words into four groups of four by deciphering the links between them. These connections could be anything from video game titles and book sequels to shades of red and chain restaurant names.

Often, some words seem like they could fit multiple groups, but there’s only one correct solution. You can shuffle the grid to see potential connections more clearly.

Each group is color-coded for difficulty: yellow is the easiest, followed by green, blue, and purple.

Select four words and hit Submit. If correct, those words are removed from the grid, and the theme is revealed. Guess wrong, and it counts as a mistake—you only get four mistakes before the game ends.

 

Hints for NYT Today’s Connections

Having trouble with today’s Connections puzzle? We’ve got some tips and hints to help you out. And if you’re still stuck, the answers are at the very end.

Today’s Themes

  • WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
  • THINGS THAT ARE PINK
  • NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET
  • ASSOCIATED WITH #2

One-Word Hints

  • WRITING ASSIGNMENTS – ARTICLE
  • THINGS THAT ARE PINK – BUBBLE GUM
  • NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET – FOXTROT
  • ASSOCIATED WITH #2 – DEPUTY

 

Today’s NYT Connections Answers

Still no luck? No worries—these puzzles are meant to be tricky. Here are today’s answers:

  • WRITING ASSIGNMENTS – ARTICLE, ESSAY, PAPER, REPORT
  • THINGS THAT ARE PINK – BUBBLE GUM, CARNATION, ERASER, FLAMINGO
  • NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET – FOXTROT, HOTEL, VICTOR, YANKEE
  • ASSOCIATED WITH #2 – DEPUTY, DEREK JETER, PENCIL, SILVER MEDAL

Remember, each day brings a new Connections puzzle with a fresh challenge. If today’s puzzle got the best of you, be sure to check back tomorrow for a new chance to crack the code!