NYT Connections today — hints and answers for Thursday, July 4 (game #389)

Quordle today – hints and answers for Thursday, July 4 (game #892)

This is arguably the easiest Connections game of the past week, but ‘easy’ is a relative thing here. If you need hints, you’ll find some down the page.

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.

Your Connections expert

Your Connections expert

Marc McLaren

NYT Connections today (game #389) – today’s words

NYT Connections words for game 389 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Today’s NYT Connections words are…

  • FIREWORKS
  • LIBERTY
  • COOKIES
  • DINNER
  • HISTORY
  • CHEMISTRY
  • REVOLUTION
  • TINKER
  • DATA
  • BAR
  • SPARKS
  • LAP
  • CYCLE
  • CACHE
  • TURN
  • ATTRACTION

NYT Connections today (game #389) – hint #1 – group hints

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

  • Yellow: Lovestruck
  • Green: Online storage
  • Blue: Go around
  • Purple: Before a thing that rings

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 #389) – hint #2 – group answers

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

  • YELLOW: ROMANTIC RAPPORT
  • GREEN: THINGS STORED BY A WEB BROWSER
  • BLUE: SINGLE ROTATION
  • PURPLE: WORDS BEFORE “BELL”

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

NYT Connections today (game #389) – the answers

NYT Connections answers for game 389 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Connections, game #389, are…

  • GREEN: THINGS STORED BY A WEB BROWSER CACHE, COOKIES, DATA, HISTORY
  • BLUE: SINGLE ROTATION CYCLE, LAP, REVOLUTION, TURN
  • YELLOW: ROMANTIC RAPPORT ATTRACTION, CHEMISTRY, FIREWORKS, SPARKS
  • PURPLE: WORDS BEFORE “BELL” BAR, DINNER, LIBERTY, TINKER

  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Perfect

This is the easiest Connections puzzle in several days. Yes, the purple ‘words before “Bell”‘ group might prove challenging, but the other three are all so straightforward that I doubt many people will even need to have solved it.

I started with the green group, ‘Things stored by a web browser’, with my eye caught instantly by the combination of COOKIES and CACHE. As the editor of a website, it would be rather worrying if I didn’t know what they were!

CYCLE, LAP, REVOLUTION and TURN obviously went together. That was the blue group, but it was a lot easier than those usually are. And that left yellow and purple. Inevitably, yellow was the one I found…

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


Yesterday’s NYT Connections answers (Wednesday, 3 July, game #388)

  • YELLOW: DEVELOP, AS IDEAS BRAINSTORM, IDEATE, SPITBALL, WORKSHOP
  • GREEN: TANGIBLE CONCRETE, MATERIAL, REAL, SOLID
  • BLUE: KINDS OF CAKE BIRTHDAY, CRUMB, MARBLE, POUND
  • PURPLE: THINGS YOU CAN THROW, IN METAPHORS CURVEBALL, PARTY, TANTRUM, WRENCH

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.