Today’s NYT Connections Hints and Answer – Help for June 5, #360

Need the answers to the June 5 New York Times Connections puzzle? To me, Wordle is more of a vocabulary test, but Connections is more of a brainteaser. You’re given 16 words and asked to put them into four groups that are somehow connected. Sometimes they’re obvious, but the game editor knows how to trick you by using words that can fit in more than one group. 

And do you also play Wordle? We’ve got today’s Wordle answer and hints too.

There’s also a new NYT game called Strands, which is still in beta. Here are our tips for that game.

Read more: Wordle Cheat Sheet: Here Are the Most Popular Letters Used in the English Language

Hints for today’s Connections groups

Here are four hints for the groupings in today’s Connections puzzle, ranked from the easiest, yellow group to the tough (and sometimes bizarre) purple group.

Yellow group hint: Great.

Green group hint: Category or classification.

Blue group hint: Essence.

Purple group hint: You might order these at Applebee’s.

Answers for today’s Connections groups

Yellow group: Awesome!

Green group: Variety.

Blue group: Gist.

Purple group: Fried appetizer, informally

What are today’s Connections answers?

The yellow words in today’s Connections

The theme is awesome! The four words are cool, nice, sick and sweet.

The green words in today’s Connections

The theme is variety. The four words are kind, sort, style and type.

The blue words in today’s Connections

The theme is gist. The four words are drift, idea, message and point.

The purple words in today’s Connections

The theme is fried appetizer, informally. The four words are ring, stick, tender and wing.

How to play Connections

Playing is easy. Winning is hard. Look at the 16 words and mentally assign them to related groups of four. Click on the four words you think go together. The groups are coded by color, though you don’t know what goes where until you see the answers. The yellow group is the easiest, then green, then blue, and purple is the toughest. Look at the words carefully and think about related terms. Sometimes the connection has to do with just a part of the word. Once, four words were grouped because each started with the name of a rock band, including “Rushmore” and “Journeyman.”