I don’t know why, but Connections has a habit of building me up with simple answers and then tripping me up until I almost give up. Should I think about my family or go to Vegas and play poker? If you’re having the same issues solving today’s Connections puzzle, welcome aboard. We discuss what exactly the answer is to the November 3 NYT Connections, along with subtle hints to help you get started. So, without further ado, let’s jump in.
Tip for today’s connection themes
If you want to know more about what today’s categories are based on, but don’t actually want the exact answer, check out these subtle hints first.
- Yellow category – Despite
- Green category – You usually say this twice
- Blue category – These words can be shortened further
- Purple category – A higher status
Additional tip: You have to think like a king to get the purple answer this time
We’d love to go into more detail in this section, but these tips are the best we can do. However, they are closely related to the actual categories, so think long and hard before scrolling down.
Spoiler warning #1: Although this section provided hints for the categories, they will be named in the next section. It will spoil the four categories for today’s Connections puzzle, so proceed with caution.
The names of the contemporary compound categories
If you’re tired of us beating around the bush, here are the themes for today’s categories for the NYT Connections game.
- Yellow – ANYWAY
- Vegetable – REPEATED WORDS IN EXPRESSIONS
- Blue – WORDS ABBREVIATED WITH LETTERS
- Purple – ROYAL ___
At this point you may have already clicked on some answers. The yellow and green categories remain easy to guess if you take your time and solve it patiently, which we highlight as one of the best tricks to fix NYT Connections. You may have to be a bit of a chronic texter for the blue response, though. As for purple, that’s a whole different story. If you still can’t find the answer, scroll down and look at the groupings.
Spoiler warning #2: The next section contains the answer to today’s puzzle, and you will find all 16 words in their exact categories. So be careful if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Connections Reply by November 3
Have you finally given up and are you ready for the answer? The answer to today’s Connections puzzle is as follows:
- ANYWAY – But still, still, still
- REPEATED WORDS IN EXPRESSIONS – Hear, knock, there, Tut
- WORDS ABBREVIATED WITH LETTERS – Ben, see, why, you
- ROYAL ___ – Family, Flush, Jelly, Us
I had a good start around this time. As someone who chronically says “there, there,” I recognized the green words quite easily. The same case occurred with the yellow category, which I was able to guess within a few minutes. My problems started with the blue one, though, because I’m not exactly the type of person to use abbreviations or slang on Snapchat.
But after consulting with some Gen Z friends at work, I managed to get the answers to the blue category. The purple category, on the other hand, was annoyingly ambiguous and required me to think royally (pun very much intended) to understand it. And so I had my connections respond before November 3.
So yeah, these are the answers for NYT Connections for today. How was your experience today solving this word puzzle? Where did you get stuck if you did that? Let us know in the comments below.