Today's 'Connections' hints & answers for April 14th, 2024

Today's 'Connections' hints & answers for April 14th, 2024
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Written by 

Ava Thompson-Powell

Last updated 

14th Apr 2024 05:00


Needing help with today's 'Connections' game? There's nothing to be ashamed of, as I, like many others, often struggle with trying to figure out that first category to get you going, but that's why we collate this guide every day. 

We'll start by providing some hints, in case you want a small helping hand with the answers, followed by the answers if you want to skip straight to it and get a larger helping hand.

Connections hints for April 14th, 2024

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:

  • Bit of Repetitive Training
  • U.S-Based Airlines
  • Pull Using Force
  • Beginning with Day Abbreviations

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.

If you are looking for any more inspiration check out our 'Connections' archive which provides previous answers that you know can't be repeated.

NYT Connections answers for April 14th, 2024

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

If the hints 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:

  • Bit of Repetitive Training: Drill, Excercise, Practice, Routine
  • U.S-Based Airlines: American, Frontier, Spirit, United
  • Pull Using Force: Rip, Tear, Wrench, Yank
  • Beginning with Day Abbreviations: Friar, Monkey, Sundry, Wedding

If you're interested, I've added a picture from the game below and a run-through of how I solved it today, just in case it sparks any lightbulbs or might give you some ideas for solving it yourself in the future.

Connection Answers
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Somehow today’s game was easier than yesterday’s as I completed it with a clean sweep with no wrong guesses. I had to take a little bit of time to think at first because as a football fan all I could think of when I saw ‘united’ was a football team but, I decided to go with the training group first which allowed me to see the US based airlines group.

There you have it, all the answers for all of today's connections puzzles. As always, we'll update this guide every day to make sure your streak can live on if you're ever struggling with the answers again.

Don't forget as well, there are plenty more word game guides covered here at GGRecon, we also have the NYT's other popular word game, being the Spelling Bee answers. If you want something a little niche though, we also cover the Nerdle answer and Loldle answer.

When does the next Connections game start?

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!

Ava is GGRecon's Evergreen Editor. With a BA (Hons) in Media & Communications, she was previously the Evergreen Editor for Dexerto. When not in the land of evergreens, she's playing her favourite games, including Dead by Daylight, The Sims, Second Life, and Red Dead Online. Oh yeah, and she's a huge Taylor Swift fan.

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