Today’s Tips & Answers NYT Connections (Sunday, June 16)

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Want a Connections prompt today? Following on from the monumental success of the daily puzzle game Wordle, the New York Times has published another fantastically popular word game. It’s called Connections and if you haven’t played it before, now is the time to start.

In this guide, we’ll give you some helpful tips for today’s Connections puzzle on Sunday, June 16, before revealing the group topics and the Connections answers themselves. We’ll also explain how to play Connections if you’re recent to Wordle!

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Words of connection on Sunday, June 16

For reference, here are 16 connection words for today:

Fish A Bush Flamingo Shape
Fountain Popular Country Fairy
Gnome Country Tall Sticks
Form Forest Fan State

Connection hint for June 16

Here’s a clue for each group of words in today’s Connections puzzle, plus a few extra clues to assist you find the answer:

  • Yellow (easiest): All of these words can be used to refer to the body or health.
  • Green (effortless): The opposite of urban or suburban.
  • Blue (medium): Some people put them in their yards.
  • Purple (hardest): All of these words are preceded by another word that is synonymous with “history.”
  • Bonus tip 1: Think about what the “sticks” and “forest” represent, rather than their literal meaning.
  • Bonus tip 2: “Fairy” and “fish” belong to the same group.

Connection groups for June 16

If you need even more guidance to solve today’s Connections puzzle, below we’ll reveal the four correct Connection groups – the themes that connect each set of four words in the Connections grid together.

Here are today’s Connections groups:

  • The current situation
  • Remote rural area
  • Classic lawn decorations
  • Words before “The Story”

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


Spoiler alert! The answer to today’s Connections offer is before us!



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What is the response to Connections today (Sunday, June 16)?

  • The current situation: Condition, form, shape, condition
  • Remote rural area: Bush, village, sticks, forest
  • Classic lawn ornaments: Flamingo, fountain, gnome, pinwheel
  • Words preceding “The Story”: Fairy, Fish, Folk, Tall

Congratulations if you answered today’s Connections question correctly, with or without the assist of our helpful tips above! And if you didn’t succeed today, don’t worry – a recent 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 puzzle published daily by the NYT, host of the endlessly popular Wordle Puzzle. Created daily by crossword creator Wyna Liu, Connections presents a selection of 16 seemingly disparate words to be grouped into four sets of four words, with each group of four words having a common theme.

For example, the words “Hook”, “Nana”, “Peter”, and “Wendy” are Peter Pan characters. Let’s take another example: “Action”, “Ballpark”, “Go” and “Stick” are words that usually appear right before the word “Figure”.

Your job is to guess what themes connect the different words together – but be careful because most of the time red herrings are deliberately placed there 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 daily Connection puzzle is also assigned a different color to represent how effortless or tough it is to find the Connection. These colors are: yellow (easiest), green (effortless), blue (medium), and purple (hardest).


That concludes today’s guide to solving the NYT Connections word puzzle. If you’re looking for assist with Wordle, we’ve prepared a list of previous Wordle answers, as well as a Wordle tip and answer from Saturday, June 15. You can also check out our list of the best starting words for Wordle or employ our Wordle Solver tool to assist you find the answer with ease!

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