NYT Connections today — hints and answers for Saturday, June 15 (game #370)

NYT Connections today — hints and answers for Wednesday, June 5 (game #360)

Connections is the kind of game that can trip you up if you don’t pay attention – as I found out today. Don’t let that happen to you, by taking advantage of my helpful hints.

What should you do once you’ve finished? Why, play some more word games of course. I’ve also got daily Wordle hints and answers, Strands hints and answers and Quordle hints and answers articles if you need help for those too.

SPOILER WARNING: Information about NYT Connections today is below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answers.

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NYT Connections today (game #370) – today’s words

NYT Connections words for game 370 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Today’s NYT Connections words are…

  • SOLE
  • FLOWER
  • FLOATER
  • BOUNCE
  • THREE
  • BODY
  • PROBLEM
  • POSTER
  • LIFT
  • DUNK
  • ONLY
  • SKATE
  • PERCH
  • VOLUME
  • LAYUP
  • PIKE

NYT Connections today (game #370) – hint #1 – group hints

What are some clues for today’s NYT Connections groups?

  • Yellow: Court craft
  • Green: Water dwellers
  • Blue: Shared by lustrous locks
  • Purple: _young person

Need more clues?

We’re firmly in spoiler territory now, but read on if you want to know what the four theme answers are for today’s NYT Connections puzzles…

NYT Connections today (game #370) – hint #2 – group answers

What are the answers for today’s NYT Connections groups?

  • YELLOW: BASKETBALL SHOTS
  • GREEN: FISH
  • BLUE: QUALITIES OF THICK HAIR
  • PURPLE: ___ CHILD

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.

NYT Connections today (game #370) – the answers

NYT Connections answers for game 370 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Connections, game #370, are…

  • YELLOW: BASKETBALL SHOTS DUNK, FLOATER, LAYUP, THREE
  • GREEN: FISH PERCH, PIKE, SKATE, SOLE
  • BLUE: QUALITIES OF THICK HAIR BODY, BOUNCE, LIFT, VOLUME
  • PURPLE: ___ CHILD FLOWER, ONLY, POSTER, PROBLEM

  • My rating: Moderate
  • My score: Two mistakes

I was a little slapdash in my play today, guessing incorrectly a couple of times before pulling myself together and ticking them all off one by one.

The first group I spotted was the BASKETBALL SHOTS one (yellow), on account of DUNK and LAYUP. But I’m not a massive basketball fan, and initially tried those two with BOUNCE and LIFT (thinking it was just ‘things associated with basketball’, rather than shots specifically, then wondered it was related to volleyball and swapped in PIKE instead.

With two mistakes I looked elsewhere, and identified the FISH group, green. Next I spotted _CHILD, which was way easier than purple would suggest. Returning to basketball now that the options were reduced this time yielded the answers: FLOATER and THREE were the missing two. And for once I was able to solve the final group before I played it, correctly identifying that it was related to hair qualities.

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


Yesterday’s NYT Connections answers (Friday, 14 June, game #369)

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

What is NYT Connections?

NYT Connections is one of several increasingly popular word games made by the New York Times. It challenges you to find groups of four items that share something in common, and each group has a different difficulty level: green is easy, yellow a little harder, blue often quite tough and purple usually very difficult.

On the plus side, you don’t technically need to solve the final one, as you’ll be able to answer that one by a process of elimination. What’s more, you can make up to four mistakes, which gives you a little bit of breathing room.

It’s a little more involved than something like Wordle, however, and there are plenty of opportunities for the game to trip you up with tricks. For instance, watch out for homophones and other word games that could disguise the answers.

It’s playable for free via the NYT Games site on desktop or mobile.