Today’s NYT Connections Tips and Answers (Sunday, July 7)


Need some Connections advice today? Riding on the monumental success of its daily puzzle game Wordle, the New York Times now has another fantastically popular word game. It’s called Connections, and if you haven’t played it yet, now’s the time to start.

In this guide, we’ll give you a handy selection of tips for today’s Connections puzzle on Sunday, July 7, before revealing the Connections group themes and answers. We’ll also explain how to play Connections if you’re modern to Wordle!

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Connecting Words on Sunday, July 7

For comparison, here are 16 keywords for today:

Copper Honey Cover Melt
Under Shrink Character Condense
Freeze Hack Backup One day
Alternative Imagination Evaporate Suit

July 7th Calling Tip

Here’s a hint for each of the word groups in today’s Connections puzzle, as well as some additional clues to support you find the answer:

  • Yellow (easiest): Ways of changing or manipulating substances.
  • Green (simple): Ways to replace one thing with another.
  • Blue (medium): Unofficial names of some professions.
  • Purple (most hard): Hits by an American singer, known for her vocal range and ability to blow the “whistle”.
  • Bonus tip 1: Shrink and Condense belong to two different groups.
  • Bonus tip 2: In this case the word “hack” is used as a noun, not a verb.

Connections Groups for July 7th

If you need an even bigger clue to solve today’s Connections puzzle, below we’ll reveal the four valid Connections groupings — the themes that connect each set of four words in the Connections grid together.

Here are the Connections groups for today:

  • Change of state of matter
  • Exchange
  • Slang names of professions
  • Mariah Carey Number One on the Charts

Now that you know the themes of the different connections in today’s puzzle, see if you can solve it! If not, check out the full answer below.

Spoiler alert! Today’s Connections answer is ahead!

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What is the answer to today’s (Sunday, July 7) Connections question?

  • Change state of matter: Condense, freeze, melt, evaporate
  • Exchange: Alternative, Backup, Cover, Substitute
  • Slang names of professions: Copper, Hack, Cramp, Suit
  • Mariah Carey’s biggest hit list: Fantasy, Hero, Sweetheart, One Day

Congratulations if you answered today’s Connections question correctly, with or without the support of our handy hints above! And if you didn’t manage it today, don’t worry – a modern Connections puzzle is released every day at midnight, so you can try again tomorrow, just like with Wordle!

What is Connections?

Connections is a word-building game published daily by the NYT, host of the ever-popular Wordle puzzle. Created each day by crossword puzzle creator Wyna Liu, Connections presents you with a selection of 16 seemingly different words, and you have to group them into four sets of four, where each group of four words has a common theme.

For example, the words “Hook”, “Nana”, “Peter”, and “Wendy” are all characters from Peter Pan. Or, to give another example, “Action”, “Ballpark”, “Go”, and “Stick” are all words that usually appear right before the word “Figure”.

Your task is to guess what motives connect the different words – but be careful, because there are often deliberately placed misleading clues to confuse you! To win the game, you must find all four connections without making 4 mistakes. On the fourth mistake, the game ends and the answer is revealed automatically.

Each of the four groups in the Connections puzzle is also assigned a different color each day, representing how simple or hard it is to find the Connection. These colors are: Yellow (easiest), Green (simple), Blue (medium), and Purple (hardest).

That wraps up today’s guide on how to solve the NYT Connections word puzzle. If you’re looking for some support with Wordle, we’ve also got you covered with our list of Wordle past answers, as well as a Wordle clue and answer for Saturday July 6. You can also check out our list of the best Wordle starters or apply our Wordle Solver to easily find the answer!

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