NYT Connections Hints and Answers for November 8, 2023

Just because I said yesterday’s Connections puzzle was easy doesn’t give NYT the right to obliterate me today completely. There’s a special kind of sadness when you can only guess one out of four categories. However, to ensure you don’t fall befall the same cursed fate as me, we discuss what the answer to November 8th’s NYT Connections is, along with category names to help you out. So, without further delay, let’s jump in.

Hint for Today’s Connections Themes

If you want to learn about what today’s categories are based on but only through subtle hints, check these out first.

  • Yellow Category – Beach-friendly things
  • Green Category – Think long fried potato fingers
  • Blue Category – Sometimes words are supposed to be confusing
  • Purple Category – Vodka is a hell of a drink

We wish we could go into more detail in this section, but these hints are the best we can do. They are all closely related to the categories in question today, so think long and hard before you scroll below. Don’t want to? Maybe checking out some easy tips and tricks to solve NYT Connections might help you first. Also, the hints above seem sufficient, so we haven’t included an additional hint.

Spoiler Warning #1: While this section included hints for the categories, the next section names them directly. It will spoil the four categories for today’s Connections puzzle, so only proceed if you want more hints.

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.


As you can see, the category names today are a weird combination of drinks and french fries. Granted these go well together, but you should be worried about the blue category most of all. I suggest guessing the other three, so you simply have to click the remaining four words. But if you’re still unable to pinpoint the categories, it’s time to 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. This is your final chance to scroll back up.

Connections Answer for November 8

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

  • BROUGHT TO THE BEACH – Flip-Flop, Sunscreen, Towel, Umbrella
  • TYPES OF FRENCH FRIES – Curly, Shoestring, Waffle, Wedge
  • EQUIVOCATE – Hedge, See-Saw, Waver, Yo-Yo
  • SECOND WORDS OF VODKA COCKTAILS – Breeze, Mary, Mule, Russian
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I’m sure you grow tired of reading this, but today was not a good day to play NYT Connections. I started strong, as I usually do by guessing one of the categories, which was the Yellow category. I mean, who can’t make the association between sunscreen and towels, right?

However, past that, my troubles began in full force. For the life of me, I could not get rid of the blue category. I abandoned trying to relate those words and moved on to green but failed yet again. I did have an inkling of Bloody Mary somehow being involved, but I didn’t have a clear idea.

After wading around in confusion for about 20 minutes, my chances ran out, and I had November 8th’s NYT Connections answer revealed to me, making me dizzy like the Vodka shots on a Saturday night. Today’s puzzle was incessantly difficult, or perhaps I wasn’t operating at 100%.

What about you? How was your experience with this elusive word puzzle today? Where did you get stuck if you did? Do let us know in the comments below.

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  • Kat says:

    Same thing happened to me: yellow was easy, but got stuck with the rest. I had a correct inkling on the categories, but didn’t have time to get all the words for each before having to board a plane.

    Came here to check what the answers were as it bothered me – thanks 🙂

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