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Hey, folks! Welcome to the weekend. Let’s keep your Connections streak going.
Today’s NYT Connections hints and answers are coming right up.
How To Play Connections
In Connections, you’re presented with a grid of 16 words. Your task is to arrange them into four groups of four by figuring out the links between them. The groups could be things like horror movie franchises, a type of verb or rappers.
There’s only one solution for each puzzle, and you’ll need to be careful when it comes to words that might fit into more than one category. You can shuffle the words to perhaps help you see links between them.
Each group is color coded. The yellow group is usually the easiest to figure out, blue and green fall in the middle, and the purple group is typically the hardest one to deduce. The purple group often involves wordplay, so bear that in mind.
Select four words you think go together and press Submit. If you make a guess and you’re incorrect, you’ll lose a life. If you’re close to having a correct group, you might see a message telling you that you’re one word away from getting it right, but you’ll still need to figure out which one to swap.
If you make four mistakes, it’s game over. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen with the help of some hints, and, if you’re really struggling, today’s Connections answers.
Connections Hints For February 3
Scroll slowly! Just after the hints for each of today’s Connections groups, I’ll reveal what the groups are without immediately telling you which words go into them.
Today’s 16 words are:
And the clues for today’s groups are:
- Yellow group — businesses
- Green group — things Old MacDonald would be used to seeing
- Blue group — words perhaps often heard at a dog park
- Purple group — elements of a rainbow that are missing a piece
Connections Groups For February 3
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Be warned: we’re starting to get into spoiler territory.
Today’s groups are…
- Yellow group — commercial organization
- Green group — farm fixtures
- Blue group — classic dog names
- Purple group — colors minus their first letters
What Are Today’s Connections Answers?
Spoiler alert! Don’t scroll any further down the page until you’re ready to find out today’s Connections answers.
This is your final warning!
Today’s Connections answers are…
- Yellow group — commercial organization (AGENCY, COMPANY, ENTERPRISE, FIRM)
- Green group — farm fixtures (COOP, PEN, STABLE, STY)
- Blue group — classic dog names (FLUFFY, REX, ROVER, SPOT)
- Purple group — colors minus their first letters (INK, LACK, OLD, RANGE)
A breezy perfect game brings me to three straight overall wins.
Having FIRM and COMPANY next to each other in the starting grid was a dead giveaway for the yellows. The combo of STABLE and STY was then the entry point into the greens.
I suspected there was a group of typical dog names, but I couldn’t figure out the fourth one — I’d argue FLUFFY is a more common name for a rabbit. In any case, I guessed that for the fourth word and lucked out. That left me with the purples which was a good thing, since I wouldn’t have figured out that connection. A pretty tricky purple group today.
That’s all there is to it for today’s Connections clues and answers. Be sure to check my blog for hints and the solution for Sunday’s game if you need them.