NYT ‘Connections’ Hints And Answers For Tuesday, March 12
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NYT ‘Connections’ Hints And Answers For Tuesday, March 12

Find the links between the words to win today’s game of Connections.


Looking for Monday’s Connections hints and answers? You can find them here:

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Happy Tuesday, gang! I hope your week’s off to a great start.

Today’s NYT Connections hints and answers are coming right up.

How To Play Connections

In Connections, you’re presented with a grid of 16 words. Your task is to arrange them into four groups of four by figuring out the links between them. The groups could be things like horror movie franchises, a type of verb or rappers.

There’s only one solution for each puzzle, and you’ll need to be careful when it comes to words that might fit into more than one category. You can shuffle the words to perhaps help you see links between them.

Each group is color coded. The yellow group is usually the easiest to figure out, blue and green fall in the middle, and the purple group is typically the hardest one to deduce. The purple group often involves wordplay, so bear that in mind.

Select four words you think go together and press Submit. If you make a guess and you’re incorrect, you’ll lose a life. If you’re close to having a correct group, you might see a message telling you that you’re one word away from getting it right, but you’ll still need to figure out which one to swap.

If you make four mistakes, it’s game over. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen with the help of some hints, and, if you’re really struggling, today’s Connections answers.

What Are Today’s Connections Hints?

Scroll slowly! Just after the hints for each of today’s Connections groups, I’ll reveal what the groups are without immediately telling you which words go into them.

Today’s 16 words are:

  • HOWL
  • RANK
  • PIT
  • IF
  • AND
  • PLUS
  • WITH
  • TIER
  • LAB
  • ALSO

And the hints for today’s groups are:

  1. Yellow group — group
  2. Green group — in addition
  3. Blue group — short versions of our best friends
  4. Purple group — one for the literatis who appreciate aesthetics

What Are Today’s Connections Groups?

Need some extra help?

Be warned: we’re starting to get into spoiler territory.

Today’s groups are…

  • Yellow group — section
  • Green group — including
  • Blue group — dog breeds, informally
  • Purple group — famous poems

What Are Today’s Connections Answers?

Spoiler alert! Don’t scroll any further down the page until you’re ready to find out today’s Connections answers.

This is your final warning!

Today’s Connections answers are…

  • Yellow group — section (CLASS, DIVISION, RANK, TIER)
  • Green group — including (ALSO, AND, PLUS, WITH)
  • Blue group — dog breeds, informally (BOSTON, GOLDEN, LAB, PIT)
  • Purple group — famous poems (DADDY, HARLEM, HOWL, IF)

My first perfect game in a while brought my overall streak to four wins.

This was one of those ultra-satisfying games of Connections where the grid stumped me at first, but the groups quickly fell into pace like dominoes. PLUS and ALSO gave me a gateway into the greens, as did RANK and TIER for the yellows.

“Bull” then came to mind as I looked at PIT, and it didn’t take long to find three words that fit as short forms of dog breeds. I didn’t get the purple connection, but thankfully I didn’t need to. HOWL was the only one of those poems I’ve heard of.

That’s all there is to it for today’s Connections clues and answers. Be sure to check my blog for hints and the solution for Wednesday’s game if you need them.