NYT Connections Tips (and Answers) Today for Wednesday, April 24, 2024

If you are looking for Connections Wednesday April 24, 2024 answers, keep reading - I will share some clues, tips, strategies and finally solutions for all four categories. Along the way I'll explain the meanings of the trickier words and we'll see how everything fits together. Please note, there are spoilers below for the April 24 issue of NYT Connections #318! If you want some tips (and answers) for today's game of Wired, keep reading.

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Below, I'll give you some indirect hints on today's connection answers. Further down the page I will reveal the topics and answers. Scroll slowly and get the tips you need!

Topic prompt for today’s connect puzzle

Here are some grouping tips from today’s Wired (no spoilers):

  • Yellow Category - Found in Mexican restaurants.

  • Green Category - Measurement types that exclude feet, inches, and miles.

  • Blue Category - If you don't want to wear pants or shorts, you can wear one of these on your lower body.

  • Purple Category - What is that thing Kate Bush is running?

PLEASE NOTE: Today's Connect Puzzle contains spoilers!

We're about to give you some answers. If you don't want to spoil the whole thing, scroll slowly. (Full solution a little below.)

A note on the tricky bits

The purple categories are fill-in-the-blank questions.

Poodles and moles are both animals, but they don't go together today.

Although the word Mexican food is on the blackboard today, PICO does not refer to pico de gallo.

What are the categories of connectivity today?

  • Yellow: Taco Toppings

  • Green: Metric prefix

  • Blue: various skirts

  • Purple: words with "HILL"

Be extra careful: here’s the solution

Ready to get the answers to today’s connectivity dilemmas? I've given them all below.

What's the yellow word in today's connection?

The yellow grouping is considered the most straightforward. The theme of today’s yellow group is TACO TOPINGS, and the words are: CILANTRO, LIME, ONION, SALSA.

What's the green word in Connections today?

The green grouping should be the second easiest. Today's topic in the green category is metric prefixes and the words are: KILO, MEGA, MICRO, PICO.

What's the blue word in today's Wired?

The blue group is the second hardest. Today's theme in the blue category is various skirts, and the words are: MINI, PENCIL, POODLE, WRAP.

What is the purple word in today's connection?

The purple group is considered the hardest. Today's theme for the purple group is words with "mountain". The words are: CAPITOL, FAITH, FOOT, and MOLE.

How I solved my connection issues today

MINI and MICRO first stood out as modifiers meaning "small", but then I saw PENCIL and thought there might be a "___ SKIRT" category. So let's cancel MICRO and replace it with POODLE...and maybe WRAP? yeah. ?

Lime, onion, and cilantro also seem to work as salsa ingredients, but that feels like a potential pitfall, so let's keep looking.

There may be a category of size adjusters after all, including MICRO, MEGA, KILO and... maybe PICO? nailed it. ?

I realized MOLE could refer to mole in addition to animal, so I paired it with cilantro, salsa, and lime as a potential Mexican food category, and I got the horrible "alone" message. My mind went blank, so I tried mole, cilantro, onion, lime, and "went away" again!

After some free word association, I said "Capitol Hill" and realized there might be a "__ HILL" category, meaning CAPITOL would fit FAITH (as in singer ), MOLE, and FOOT. Yo. ?

This means that lime, cilantro, salsa, and onions are together after all, but are all "taco toppings." ?

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How to play connect

I have a complete guide to playing Connections , but here's a recap of the rules:

First, find the Connections game on the New York Times website or their game app (formerly known as the Crossword Puzzle app). You will see a game board with 16 tiles, each with a word or phrase. Your task is to select a set of four tiles that have something in common. Usually they are the same type of thing (for example: RAIN, SLEET, HAIL, and SNOW are all types of wet weather), but sometimes a play on words is involved (for example, BUCKET, GUEST, TOP TEN, and WISH are all types) List : Last Wish lists, guest lists, etc.).

Select four projects and click the Submit button. If you guessed correctly, the category and color will be displayed. (Yellow is easiest, followed by green, then blue, then purple.) If your guess is incorrect, you'll be given a chance to try again.

You win when you correctly identify all four groups. But if you make four mistakes before finishing, the game will be over and the answer will be revealed.

How to win connections

The most important thing to know when it comes to winning connections is that grouping design is tricky. Expect to see overlapping groups. For example, one puzzle appeared to include six breakfast items: bacon, eggs, pancakes, omelets, waffles and cereal. But it turns out that BACON belongs to the same group of painters as CLOSE, MUNCH, and WHISTLER, while EGG belongs to a dozen groups of painters (along with JUROR, ROSE, and MONTH). So don’t hit “submit” until you’ve confirmed that your foursome only contains these four things.

If you're stuck, another strategy is to look at words that don't seem to be connected to other words. If when you see "Whistler" all that comes to mind is the painting nicknamed "Whistler's Mother," then you probably get the idea. When I was figuring this out, I ended up searching on Google to see if there was a painter named Close, since Close didn't fit any obvious themes either.

Obviously, another way to win when you're stuck is to read some helpful tips - which is why we share them every day. Check back tomorrow for the next puzzle!