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Today’s Connections hint and answer on 19th July for 404

How to group together today’s NYT Connections.

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It's finally Friday and we have all the reasons to celebrate. Get a nice drink and find a cozy place to try figuring out the Connections answer for today, 19th July.

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 - Someone you love.
  • Green - Saying bad things to others.
  • Blue - The types of fuel you find at gas stations.
  • Purple - Words that go well with Table.
  • Lovers belongs in the Yellow group, Jab in Green, and Premium 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 19th July

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:

Regular Coffee Plus Water
Steady Slight Pool Flame
Burn Periodic Diesel Dig
Lover Premium Jab Sweetheart

Connections answer for 19th July

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

  • Romantic Partner - Flame, Lover, Steady, Sweetheart.
  • Insult - Burn, Dig, Jab, Slight.
  • Gas Pump Options - Diesel, Plus, Premium, Regular.
  • ___Table - Coffee, Periodic, Pool, Water.

I consider myself a romantic person, so the Yellow group stood out right after reading the words for the first time. I began forming the second group by picking Diesel and trying to find words within the same semantic field. That's how I found Premium, Regular, and Plus. Finding the last two groups was a matter of trying two combinations before getting them correctly.

The answers for 19th July New York Times Connection puzzle

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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