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Today’s Connections hint and answer on 14th June for 369

How to group together today’s NYT Connections.

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Friday is finally here and it's time to celebrate. But if you think facing a puzzle after a whole working week is too taxing, then we can help with the Connections answer for today, 14th June.

If you haven't played it before, Connections challenges you to sort a group of 16 words into four groups where all of the words are well... connected. This connection could come from them sharing a similar meaning, being part of a place name, objects found in a kitchen or anything at all really!

While this may sound easy, the Connection groups each have a different level of difficulty - with Yellow being the easiest and Purple being the hardest. For this reason, working out today's Connection answer might be rather tricky. You may get one group straight away, but another might be a mystery to you. Thankfully we're here to help!

Originally developed during The New York Times game department's annual game jam, the beta version of Connections was released in June 2023. Since then it has become one of the most popular games The NYTimes has to offer, only beaten by Worlde. Though some connections have been made to the BBC's Only Connect program...

Hint for today's Connections answer

Instead of jumping straight to the answer, let's start with some hints for today's Connections puzzle:

  • Yellow - Words related to writing.
  • Green - Things connected a certain colour.
  • Blue - Think about the sound of letters.
  • Purple - Who comes in second place.
  • Paper belongs in the Yellow group, Carnation in Green, and Hotel in Blue.

Remember - Yellow is the easiest group to find followed by Green and Blue, with Purple being the hardest set of words to connect.

Connection words for 14th June

Here's the words included in today's Connections puzzle - see if the clues above help you form a connection before we visit today's answer:

Yankee Paper Deputy Flamingo
Eraser Silver Medal Bubble Gum Report
Pencil Victor Derek Jeter Hotel
Essay Foxtrot Carnation Article

Connections answer for 14th June

Without further ado, here's the Connections answer for today:

  • Writing Assignments - Article, Essay, Paper, Report.
  • Things that are Pink - Bubble Gum, Carnation, Eraser, Flamingo.
  • Nato Phonetic Alphabet - Foxtrot, Hotel, Victor, Yankee.
  • Associated with #2 - Deputy, Derek Jeter, Pencil, Silver Medal.

Once again I could only find the Purple group after completing the other three, but getting there wasn't easy! The Yellow group was the first I could spot due to all these words related to writing. I failed my second try since I wasn't considering that an Eraser is pink, a mistake that was quickly fixed in my third guess. I also failed my last try, because I put Pencil in the same group with Hotel, Yankee, and Foxtrot. I don't think I'll forget about Nato Phonetic Alphabet soon!

Here's the 14th June 2024 369 Connections answer

What to play after Connections?

The obvious answer to this question is Wordle, but, if you've already solved that today, then The New York Times does offer other games. When it comes to word-based games, The NYTimes has the Mini Crossword, Spelling Bee, Letter Boxed and Strands, which is still in its beta phase. If you fancy a break from words, then you can also try Tiles - a motif matching game - or Sudoku.

NYT Games

Outside of The NYTimes, there's Semantle - where you have to reach the secret word by guessing its meaning. Spelling doesn't count in Semantle, instead you have to pay attention to the numerical value your guesses have to chart your path to the answer. If you'd prefer to keep to the Connections format, however, then it's worth visiting Puzzgrid. Here you'll find hundreds of Connections-style puzzles, the twist, however, is that you only have three minutes to solve them.

(You can also just watch Only Connect on BBC iPlayer...)

If you're in a reading mood, then we've discussed why The NYTimes Mini Crossword is a reliable joy and interviewed Jonathan Knight, Head of Games for The NYTimes.

Good luck solving today's Connections!

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