NYT Connections today — hints and answers for Wednesday, June 12 (game #367)

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

If yesterday’s Connections was tough then today’s Connections is… also tough! But don’t worry if you get stuck, because if you scroll down this page you’ll find a few hints to point you in the right direction.

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 #367) – today’s words

NYT Connections words for game 367 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Today’s NYT Connections words are…

  • DUMBO
  • E.T.
  • MY LEFT FOOT
  • DOGMA
  • THE GREEN
  • MILE
  • BEETLEJUICE
  • WALL STREET
  • KILL BILL
  • CHINATOWN
  • FRIGHT NIGHT
  • FOXY BROWN
  • HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY
  • INCH
  • OCTOPUSSY
  • THE LONGEST
  • YARD
  • BE KIND REWIND
  • MANHATTAN

NYT Connections today (game #367) – hint #1 – group hints

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

  • Yellow: Big Apple
  • Green: Sounds similar
  • Blue: How far?
  • Purple: Natural thinking

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 #367) – hint #2 – group answers

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

  • YELLOW: PLACES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • GREEN: RHYMING TITLES
  • BLUE: ENDING IN UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
  • PURPLE: STARTING WITH ANIMALS

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

NYT Connections today (game #367) – the answers

NYT Connections answers for game 367 on a purple background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Connections, game #367, are…

  • 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

  • My rating: Hard
  • My score: Perfect

This is another really clever Connections puzzle. I am a big fan. All the words are movies, obviously, but none actually have a movie connection whatsoever, which may well have thrown you in the same way it initially confused me. I spent far too long thinking about which films Jack Nicholson might have been in other than CHINATOWN, or whether JACK BLACK had been in any other than BE KIND, REWIND. Had some been a specific Oscar winner? Were any released in the same year? And so on.

There may be some connections in that regard – I’m not enough of a movie buff to know without checking – but it was only when I changed my mindset that I began making progress. I solved the two hardest first, spotting that four of them ended in a unit of measurement for the blue group, then getting the animal connection for purple.

The rhyming group, green, was pretty easy to find after that, which just left yellow. This was supposedly the easiest of the four, based on color, but as a non New Yorker (and non American) I guarantee that I would not have solved it if not by default, because I had zero idea that DUMBO was a region of NYC. Fair enough, this appears in the New York Times, but I still feel it’s a little parochial for the NYT to include it given that they must know millions of people worldwide play Connections. Couldn’t they have gone with something else?

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


Yesterday’s NYT Connections answers (Tuesday, 11 June, game #366)

  • YELLOW: HOMOPHONES BI, BUY, BY, BYE
  • GREEN: MUSCLES, INFORMALLY AB, PEC, QUAD, TRI
  • BLUE: MUSIC GENRES DUB, EMO, POP, TRAP
  • PURPLE: SETTINGS ON AN APPLIANCE KNOB HI, LO, MED, OFF

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.

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