NYT Connections Today — Tips and Answers for Tuesday, July 2 (Match #387)

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This is a moderately complex Connections puzzle – but what’s modern? If you need some hints, you’ll find them below.

What should you do after you finish? Of course, play more word games. I also have daily Wordle hints and answers, Strands hints and answers, and Quordle hints and answers articles if you need assist with those.

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SPOILER ALERT: The following is information about tonight’s NYT Connections show, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answer.

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NYT Connections Today (Match #387) – Today’s Words

NYT Connections lyrics for game 387 on purple background

(Photo source: New York Times)

Today’s NYT Connections words are…

  • LIQUID
  • SQUID
  • ATTENTION
  • STORE
  • HE FIXED IT
  • ARCADE
  • TOXIC
  • SQUIRREL
  • POUND STERLING
  • SAVE FOR LATER
  • FROZEN
  • NUMBERS
  • HIDE
  • VOICE
  • BLAME
  • ERGO

NYT Connections Today (Game #387) – Clue #1 – Group Clues

What are some tips for today’s NYT Connections groups?

  • Yellow: Take care
  • Green: Words you can apply to some kind of wealth
  • Blue: Dead language?
  • Purple: Empty [word for a pastime]

Need more tips?

Now we’re definitely getting into spoiler territory, but read on if you want to find out the four thematic answers to today’s NYT Connections puzzles…

NYT Connections Today (Game #387) – Clue #2 – Group Answers

What are the answers to today’s NYT Connections questions?

  • YELLOW: PACK UP (SET AWAY) FOR FUTURE USE
  • GREEN: ASSET ADJECTIVES
  • BLUE: LATIN WORDS
  • PURPLE: ___ GAME

Well, the answers are below, so DON’T SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.

NYT Connections Today (Match #387) – Answers

NYT Connections Answers to Game 387 on Purple Background

(Photo source: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Connections, game #387, are…

  • YELLOW: PACK UP (SET AWAY) FOR FUTURE USE SQUIRREL, HIDE, STORAGE, STORE
  • GREEN: ASSET ADJECTIVES SOLID, FROZEN, LIQUID, TOXIC
  • BLUE: LATIN WORDS ATTENTION, ERGO, QUID, VOX
  • PURPLE: ___ GAME ARCADE, BLAME, NUMBERS, SQUID

  • My ranking: Moderate
  • My result: Perfect

Another tricky Connections puzzle. Throwing in a bit of Latin wasn’t fair – nor was the fact that the NYT confused me by including three words with the same four-letter sequence, QUID (that word plus SQUID and LIQUID).

Anyway, I was stuck for quite some time before I focused on STORE and STASH and realized that STOW and SQUIRREL could be added to create a yellow group. Then I solved purple: the empty GAME approach was, I thought, more obvious than green or blue, but that’s all a matter of opinion.

How did you do today? Email me and let me know.


Yesterday’s NYT Connections Answers (Monday, July 1, Game #386)

  • YELLOW: SHOW THE WAY LEAD, LEAD, LEAD, INDICATE
  • GREEN: SCHEMATIC FRAUD, HUSTLE, RACKET, STING
  • BLUE: AS SEEN ON THE U.S. DOLLAR BANKNOTE EAGLE, PYRAMID, SEAL, WASHINGTON
  • PURPLE: FIRST WORDS OF CANADIAN PROVINCES/TERRITORIES BRITISH, NORTH WEST, NOVA, PRINCE

What is NYT Connections?

NYT Connections is one of several increasingly popular word games created by the New York Times. It requires you to find groups of four items that have something in common, with each group having a different level of difficulty: green is straightforward, yellow is a little harder, blue is often quite challenging, and purple is usually very challenging.

The positive is that you technically don’t have to solve the last one, since you’ll be able to answer it by elimination. What’s more, you can make up to four mistakes, which gives you a bit of breathing room.

It’s a bit more complicated than something like Wordle, though, and there are plenty of opportunities for the game to surprise you with tricks. For example, watch out for homophones and other wordplay that can hide answers.

You can play it for free via NYT Games Page on your desktop computer or mobile device.

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