Today's NYT Connections Tips (and Answers) for Monday, April 1, 2024

If you are looking for Connections Monday April 1, 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 trickier...what do emojis mean? We'll try to figure out what's going on here. Please note, there are spoilers below for the April 1 issue of NYT Connections #295! 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 - Get Bread.

  • Green category - rhyme time.

  • Blue category - single word movie titles.

  • Purple Category - Sing Your ABCs.

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

If you open this board and say "fuck it", don't worry, I did that too.

You need to say a few emojis out loud, so start talking to yourself. Two of the categories are based on how you pronounce the word when you say it out loud.

I don't even know what clues to give, so I thought I'd clarify, the sheep ? is a girl sheep, this guy ? is a specific vampire, not just any old vampire, ? is supposed to be lettuce, not Than some other leafy green vegetables. In addition, this ? represents the drink inside, not the pottery that holds the drink.

What are the categories of connectivity today?

  • Yellow: food slang for money

  • Green: rhyming words

  • blue: horror movie

  • Purple: homophones

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. Today's theme for the yellow group is "FOOD slang for money", the words are: bread ?, lettuce ?, cheddar cheese ?, bacon ?.

What's the green word in Connections today?

The green grouping should be the second easiest. Today’s theme in the green category is rhyming words, the words are: brain ?, train ?, plane ✈️, rain ?️.

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

The blue group is the second hardest. Today's theme for the blue category is horror movies and the words are: SAW ?, SCREAM ?, ALIEN ?, DRACULA ?.

What is the purple word in today's connection?

The purple group is considered the hardest. Today’s theme for the purple group is homophones, the words are: EYE ?️, BEE ?, TEA ?, EWE ?.

How I solved my connection issues today

OK certainly. I think they can. They create the game, they set the rules. my God. What happened to this world.

I don't know how to play word games in pictures. Can we rhyme? Should we know the official name of the emoji, like whether that thing is "lettuce" or "leaf"? In fact, it looks a bit like cabbage.

Nothing happens here.

After briefly considering the ?, ?, ? and ? of the sandwich, I reconsidered and tried a rhyme: ?, ?, ✈️, ?️. (Brain, train, plane, rain.) I should point out that this emoji is a locomotive , not a train (a train is a series of cars), but, regardless, I get it. ?

I feel a little bolder now. "Saw" and "Scream" are both horror movies. Aliens ? can adapt. vampire? No—Dracula. ? Yes! I did it! ?

I think I'm seeing a homophone theme as well. Eyes ?️, bees ?, tea ?…but what’s missing? OMG, this is not a sheep, this is a ewe?. (I, B, T, U, do you understand?) ?

All we have left is food. What is the theme? Aha, you can be the bread ? winner, take home the bacon ?, or buy some cheddar cheese ?. Now that I look closer, I swear the last emoji is cabbage ?, but they seem to mean lettuce ?. ?

Connecting Puzzle #295 ???? ???? ???? ????

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!