The NYT Connections puzzle for December 16 is very easy, to be honest. However, if you’re still having trouble, then keep reading as we talk about all the hints, categories, and answers here for you. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
Hint for Today’s Connections Themes
Let’s begin with some quick hints for the Connections themes today. Check them out and see if you can guess any of them.
- Yellow Category – Tools used to grow stuff
- Green Category – It’s just a facade
- Blue Category – These evoke positive emotions
- Purple Category – Some things look as they sound
We wish we could go into more detail here, but these hints are the best we can share. They are all related to the categories for the puzzle, so think long and hard before you scroll down below to see the exact category names. Also, we don’t feel you need an additional hint today so good luck! However, if you still can’t find them and need more help, try these tricks to solve NYT Connections.
Spoiler Warning #1 While this section included hints for the categories, the next section names them directly. Scroll down if you want them.
Today’s Connections Category Names
If you still can’t figure out the NYT Connections category names, then keep reading for more help.
- Yellow – FARM TOOLS
- Green – SCHEME
- Blue – MAKE HAPPY
- Purple – ONOMATOPOEIA
We hope you can guess the words under each category now. However, If you still cannot and need more help, keep reading.
Spoiler Warning #2 The next section includes the answer for today’s puzzle; you will see all the answers in their categories. This is your last chance to solve Connections yourself.
Connections Answer for December 16
Are you still stuck with the puzzle? In that case, the answers to today’s Connections are:
- FARM TOOLS – Hoe, Plow, Rake, Sickle
- SCHEME – Plot, Ploy, Ruse, Trick
- MAKE HAPPY – Amuse, Delight, Please, Tickle
- ONOMATOPOEIA – Bang, Plop, Smash, Thud
I have not farmed a day in my life. However, I have played just enough Minecraft to recognize some of the most popular tools here. With that little knowledge, I got the Yellow category in just a few minutes. The Blue category, while a bit tricky, was still easy enough to nail down. Or at least it became easy after I connected Delight and Tickle.
The only reason I solved the Green category is because Ruse is one of my favorite words. Once I made the connection to Trick, I got the others in the bag quickly enough.
With that, I had only four words left. I got them all together, got the Purple category, which I could have never solved myself, and with it, the NYT Connections puzzle for December 16.
NYT Connections Past Answers
We hope the answers above helped you solve the NYT Connections puzzle for today. However, if you stumbled here by accident, there’s a chance you might be looking for answers to previous puzzles.
Well, for such times and more, we have you covered. Feel free to go through our directory to NYT Connections for the last three days for all the help you need.
What about you? How was your experience with today’s puzzle? Where did you get stuck if you did? Let us know in the comments below.