NYT Connections answers today: Wednesday 4 October 2023

NYT Connections answers today: Wednesday 4 October 2023
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Ava Thompson-Powell


4th Oct 2023 05:00

Connections is a word game from The NYT that'll have you grouping together different words that share a similar meaning or theme - but if today's puzzle is proving a little too puzzling, we're here with a list of hints (or the answers) to help you continue your daily streak.

As another of the many Wordle-like game out there that tasks you with guessing different words, Connections is unique from the likes of Contexto or Word Hurdle, as the words you'll need to guess are already displayed.

So let's get into everything you need to know about how to play Connections and answer today's game on Wednesday 4 October 2023, alongside our list of helpful daily clues to get you on the right track if you're set on working out the answer for yourself.

Clues for today's NYT Connections game answers

Answers Connections
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Before we dive right into giving you the specific answers for each of Connection's different groups today, if you're instead looking for a little point in the right direction, here are a few hints for what you'll need to be looking for within the answer grid:

  • Christmas-Related
  • Make Public
  • Torus-Shaped Food
  • Things with Stripes

Using these four themes for today's word lineup will likely make guessing today's Connections answers that much easier, but if you're still finding it a little tricky, keep reading.

NYT Connections answers for today (October 4th, 2023)

SPOILER WARNING: Before we go any further, this is your last chance to prevent the Connections answers being spoiled to you!

If the clues for today's NYT Connections game have left you feeling none the wiser, worry not! Below, we've got a list of each of the four answers from each round:

  • Christmas-Related: Mistletoe, Reindeer, Snowman, Stocking
  • Make Public: Display, Exhibit, Present, Show
  • Torus-Shaped Food: Bagel, Cheerio, Donut, Lifesaver
  • Things with Stripes: Candy Cane, Crosswalk, Referee, Tiger

When does the next Connections game start?

Connections Answers
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According to the NYT game site, Connections will refresh just after 12 AM, meaning that there's plenty of time throughout the day to fill in and complete your guesses for each round if you need to take a break and come back to it later on.

How to play Connections

To play NYT Connections, all you need to do is head to the game's landing page and press the 'Play' button to get into the guessing. From there, after selecting the four answers you think are most closely related to one another, press 'Submit'.

If your answer is correct, it'll display the theme and highlight the answers in a list before allowing you to select words for the next round. Each of the four groups has its own difficulty too, so you'll know which one you've managed to get out of the way upon completing each one.

These are ranked in the following order, with yellow being the easiest and purple being the most difficult:

  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple

It's worth noting that each day you are given a total of four mistakes, and these carry across each round within a day. If you fail to guess them before using up your allotted total of mistakes, Connections will display the correct answers for you - which can be useful to learn from and take into the next game.

After you've played Connections a few times, you'll likely start to identify patterns pretty easily, which should help with making your guesses a little faster. If you've found yourself staring at the word grid for so long that all of the words have started to lose meaning, though, I know that feeling all too well, and one thing I always find a lifesaver here is using the 'Shuffle' button, which allows you to refresh the game grid.

It may seem like a simple solution, but shuffling those words around really can help you to see the words with new eyes - it may even help you find that answer a bit quicker! 

So that's everything there is to know about the answers and clues for today's game in Connections from The NYT. Be sure to check back tomorrow (and the next day!) for updated hints to help you in guessing the next word groupings.

For more guides, be sure to check out our word game homepage for plenty of tips and tricks to help you continue your streaks when guessing the Octordle answer, Weaver answer, or even today's Binance WODL answer.


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