NYT Connections Hints and Answers for November 4, 2023

If you have been checking back here, you know how often I crib about this simple yet frustrating word game from NYT. However, for once, my playthrough with Connections was quick and easy today. If you want to get through the game with the same ease, then welcome aboard. We discuss what exactly the answer to November 4th’s NYT Connections is, along with hints to guide you along the way. So, without further ado, let’s jump in.

Hint for Today’s Connections Themes

If you want to learn more about what today’s categories are based on but do not want the exact answer, then check out these subtle hints first.

  • Yellow Category – You need to be ready
  • Green Category – Empty containers
  • Blue Category – Can you spot the clue?
  • Purple Category – Maybe it’s time to be Eco-Conscious

Additional Hint: You might need to play more board games for today’s Blue category.

We wish we could go into more detail here, but the hints in this section are the best we can do. They are closely related to the categories in question today, so think long and hard before you scroll below.

Spoiler Warning #1: While this section included hints for the categories, the next section names them. It will spoil the four categories for today’s Connections puzzle, so proceed with caution.

Today’s Connections Category Names

If you are tired of us beating around the bush, here are the themes for today’s categories for the NYT Connections game.

  • Yellow – WAYS TO PREPARE
  • Purple – “E-” THINGS

At this point, you might have already grouped some words and got the answers. The yellow and green categories remain an easy guess if you can just take your time and solve it patiently, which we highlight as one of the best tricks to solve NYT Connections. Even the purple one is simple enough today. However, the blue category requires some of that pop culture knowledge we keep mentioning. If you are still unable to figure out the answer, tap out and scroll down.

Spoiler Warning #2: The next section includes the answer for today’s puzzle, and you will find all the words in their exact categories. So, proceed with caution if you don’t wish to be spoiled.

Connections Answer for November 4

Have you finally given up and are ready for the answer? The answer to today’s Connections puzzle is:

  • HOLLOW CYLINDERS – Hose, Pipe, Straw, Tube
  • WAYS TO PREPARE – Drill, Practice, Study, Train
  • WEAPONS IN THE GAME CLUE – Candlestick, Knife, Rope, Wrench
  • “E-” THINGS– Cigarette, Bike, Ticket, Sports  
Connections Nov 4 answer

Thank the universe for the one time I had a fairly easy experience with NYT Connections. The green category was easy this time around as Hose and Pipe helped me quickly make the connection in my mind. The same was the case with drill and practice, which had me initially thinking about the army and then about preparing. While I even guessed the E-things category because of cigarettes, I had no idea about Blue due to never playing Cludedo. This took a good amount of time to figure out.

However, as luck would have it, we have a co-worker who is a board game fanatic who recognized it right away. So, I punched the words in and got my answer for Connections on November 4.

So yeah, these are the answers for NYT Connections for today. How was your experience solving this word puzzle? Where did you get stuck if you did? Let us know in the comments below.

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