NYT Connections: hints and answers for Tuesday, June 11

Connections is the latest puzzle game from the New York Times that challenges players to categorize a pool of 16 words into four hidden groups based on their relationships. The puzzle resets daily at midnight, with varying degrees of difficulty. Like Wordle, players can track their winning streaks and compare scores with friends.

If you’re struggling with today’s Connections puzzle, don’t worry. Below, you’ll find some helpful hints and tips, and if you’re still stuck, we’ll reveal the answers at the end.


How to play Connections

In Connections, you’re presented with a grid of 16 words. Your task is to organize these words into four groups of four by figuring out the hidden connections among them. The groups could be based on anything from video game franchises and book series sequels to shades of red or names of chain restaurants.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Analyze the Words: Look at the 16 words and try to identify any common themes or categories.
  2. Form Groups: Select four words that you think are connected and hit Submit. If correct, the words will be removed from the grid, and the theme will be revealed.
  3. Shuffle and Rearrange: If needed, shuffle the words to see different potential connections.
  4. Mistakes: You can make up to four mistakes before the game ends.

The groups are color-coded by difficulty: yellow (easiest), green, blue, and purple (hardest).


Hints for today’s Connections

If you need a nudge in the right direction, here are the four themes for today’s puzzle, along with one word from each group to help you out:

Today’s themes:

  • Homophones
  • Muscles, informally
  • Music genres
  • Settings on an appliance knob

One-answer reveals:

  • Homophones: BI
  • Muscles, informally: AB
  • Music genres: DUB
  • Settings on an appliance knob: HI


Today’s NYT Connections answers

If you’re still stuck, here are the complete answers for today’s Connections puzzle:

Homophones: BI, BUY, BY, BYE
Muscles, informally: AB, PEC, QUAD, TRI
Music genres: DUB, EMO, POP, TRAP
Settings on an appliance knob: HI, LO, MED, OFF

Connections puzzles change daily, so if today’s was a tough one, make sure to check back tomorrow for a new challenge.