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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 November 12
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 — former American heads of state
- Green group — roles on a team
- Blue group — auto brands
- Purple group — you often see them at the beginning
Connections Groups For November 12
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Today’s groups are…
- Yellow group — presidents
- Green group — sports professionals
- Blue group — car companies
- Purple group — common prefixes
Connections Answers For November 12
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Today’s connections are…
- Yellow group — presidents (FORD, GRANT, LINCOLN, WILSON)
- Green group — sports professionals (COACH, GM, PLAYER, SCOUT)
- Blue group — car companies (BMW, HONDA, JAGUAR, SUBARU)
- Purple group — common prefixes (AUTO, POST, SEMI, SUB)
I’m not a car guy, so you can imagine my reaction when I first glimpsed today’s words. After taking a beat to think it through, however, this puzzle was more straightforward than I initially expected. In fact, I had my fifth perfect game and sixth overall win in a row.
I figured out pretty quickly which car brands probably would match up, but just to be sure I got the yellow group first to eliminate FORD and LINCOLN from contention. That made the blue group easier to pull together.
The greens were next and even though I was tempted to include SUB, I got that group on my first attempt. That left the purple words to seal things up.
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 Monday’s game if you need them.