NYT Connections today — hints and answers for Thursday, June 13 (game #368)

Marc McLaren

After two really tough Connections games in a row we have a much more manageable one today; by which I mean it’s only a little tough. Read on if you need some clues.

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 #368) – today’s words

NYT Connections words for game 368 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Today’s NYT Connections words are…

  • SMASH
  • THAT
  • LIKE
  • BUTTON
  • FANCY
  • CAT
  • SHIRT
  • SUCCESS
  • EDITOR
  • HAT
  • HIT
  • DIG
  • APPRECIATE
  • STICKER
  • PASTE
  • SENSATION

NYT Connections today (game #368) – hint #1 – group hints

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

  • Yellow: Love this!
  • Green: It’s a winner!
  • Blue: Political merch
  • Purple: Words that follow a synonym for clone

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 #368) – hint #2 – group answers

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

  • YELLOW: ENJOY
  • GREEN: BLOCKBUSTER
  • BLUE: CAMPAIGN SWAG
  • PURPLE: WORDS AFTER “COPY”

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

NYT Connections today (game #368) – the answers

NYT Connections answers for game 368 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Connections, game #368, are…

  • YELLOW: ENJOY APPRECIATE, DIG, FANCY, LIKE
  • GREEN: BLOCKBUSTER HIT, SENSATION, SMASH, SUCCESS
  • BLUE: CAMPAIGN SWAG BUTTON, HAT, SHIRT, STICKER
  • PURPLE: WORDS AFTER “COPY” CAT, EDITOR, PASTE, THAT

  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Perfect

No real issues here. Yellow and green were both very straightforward collections of synonyms, which let’s face it generally are the easiest type of grouping to solve. I might suggest that green is actually easier than yellow, but there’s not much in it.

I then solved purple before green, although I did make one mistake before doing so. I had COPY EDITOR, COPY CAT and COPY PASTE, but the phrase COPY THAT did not occur to me – although in hindsight it should have done. For some reason I played COPY BUTTON instead, which I thought might be a reference to some kind of software thing, but which was instead nothing of the sort.

Instead, BUTTON went with SHIRT, HAT and STICKER as CAMPAIGN SWAG, a theme that’s very much in evidence in many places around the world right now.

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


Yesterday’s NYT Connections answers (Wednesday, 12 June, game #367)

  • YELLOW: PLACES IN NEW YORK CITY CHINATOWN, DUMBO, MANHATTAN, WALL STREET
  • GREEN: RHYMING TITLES BE KIND REWIND, E.T., FRIGHT NIGHT, KILL BILL
  • BLUE: ENDING IN UNITS OF MEASUREMENT HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, MY LEFT FOOT, THE GREEN MILE, THE LONGEST YARD
  • PURPLE: STARTING WITH ANIMALS BEETLEJUICE, DOGMA, FOXY BROWN, OCTOPUSSY

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.