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NYT Games Thread - Crossword, Wordle, Connections, Spelling Bee etc

Connections drives me batty. Ranging from the comically basic (body parts mentioned in the song Heads, Shoulders, Knees And Toes? Really?) to the ridiculously esoteric.

by Anonymousreply 164June 19, 2024 12:05 AM

Today’s Wordle is a DL favorite.

by Anonymousreply 1May 23, 2024 3:07 PM

I like connections. I wish there was an archive.

by Anonymousreply 2May 23, 2024 3:12 PM

For OP

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by Anonymousreply 3May 23, 2024 3:15 PM

Connections is fairly NYC-centric. IIRC, one game's entry included “super” and the connection was “carries keys” or something like that. Do other regions have supers or building managers in apartment buildings?

by Anonymousreply 4May 23, 2024 3:19 PM

No, r4. Outside NYC the tenants clean and maintain apartment buildings themselves. After all, they have nothing better to do.

by Anonymousreply 5May 23, 2024 3:22 PM

How bizarre that a New York-based newspaper should be New York-centric.

by Anonymousreply 6May 23, 2024 3:46 PM

Have you played Connections, r6?

by Anonymousreply 7May 23, 2024 4:04 PM

Sorry, r5, I was unclear. (Nice snark though.) I meant, don’t people refer to those individuals as “building managers,” rather than “supers” (/SOO-puh/).

And yes, r6 it is bizarre that the country's paper of record should be so NYC centric in its GAMES section, from which it derives significant $$$ nationwide.

by Anonymousreply 8May 23, 2024 4:32 PM

Wiki:

A building superintendent or building supervisor (often shortened to super) is a term used in the United States and Canada to refer to a manager responsible for repair and maintenance in a residential building. They are the first point of contact for residents of the building.

Although very common in large cities in the United States and Canada, the job title is not often used in the rest of the world. Other common titles for this job include resident manager, apartment manager, and caretaker.

by Anonymousreply 9May 23, 2024 4:34 PM

I’m sorry, but I’m pretty sure that hayseed from Indiana, Ann Romano, called Schneider her super.

(Didn’t she? Too lazy to check.)

by Anonymousreply 10May 23, 2024 5:21 PM

I love Spelling Bee. I’ve managed to convince my friends I have a brain with three and four syllable words!

by Anonymousreply 11May 23, 2024 5:26 PM

They moved to the big city—Indianapolis.

by Anonymousreply 12May 23, 2024 5:26 PM

I do too r11. I like the fact that in Spelling Bee there is no "win" or "lose," you just see how many words you can get from the day's letters. Very calming.

by Anonymousreply 13May 23, 2024 7:09 PM

There is winning: Genius or Queen Bee

by Anonymousreply 14May 23, 2024 7:16 PM

R1, right you are! lol

I love Connections and Strands

by Anonymousreply 15May 23, 2024 7:42 PM

Spelling Bee is my favorite. I get a laugh the next day when I see that I found a complicated word like DEACTIVATED and somehow missed some simple four-letter word.

by Anonymousreply 16May 23, 2024 8:47 PM

How do you approach Connections? Go through each word carefully, or just skim them all and see what jumps out?

by Anonymousreply 17May 24, 2024 4:20 AM

[quote]How do you approach Connections? Go through each word carefully, or just skim them all and see what jumps out?

If I find two that seem to be related, I look for a third before moving on. It helps to remember that the more obvious ones often aren't connections. If the puzzle has LUCKY and CLOVER in it, the solution is usually something like " ____ CHARMS" and "TYPES OF HONEY."

My brain works backwards, so often I find the more obscure connections first and the more obvious ones last.

I'm convinced "Wyna Liu" (the creator) is a Gen Zer somewhere on the spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 18May 24, 2024 4:43 AM

As a non-American, I’m pretty proud that I can get through Monday and Tuesday crosswords without googling anything anymore.

College mascots and USA state capitals are now burned into my brain.

For instance, I never knew what the hell a “Bruin” is.

by Anonymousreply 19May 24, 2024 5:08 AM

Connections 349 out in Australia, much more straightforward than the previous days.

by Anonymousreply 20May 24, 2024 2:44 PM

Connections almost comically simple today

by Anonymousreply 21May 25, 2024 3:06 PM

I got Wordle in 4, then the little AI guide told me I was stupid and I feel bad.

by Anonymousreply 22May 25, 2024 3:20 PM

The dog themed Connections, I swear to GOD

by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2024 2:00 PM

A today’s connections was HARD. WTF. Makes me feel stupid.

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 2:34 PM

Can anyone explain this analysis from the Wordle bot:

[quote] There was only one possible solution left — and this wasn’t it. (RINKS is a valid guess, but it’s unlikely to be a solution based on what I’ve learned from playing Wordle.) But there’s still only one solution remaining. You should solve the puzzle on your next turn. [I did]

Why is it saying there was “only one possible solution left,” RINKS was a valid guess, but wasn’t it?

What is the difference between a “possible” solution and a “valid” guess?

by Anonymousreply 25May 28, 2024 2:33 PM

Wordle doesn’t use words that end with a pluralizing S, r25.

I think the Connections editor is often sly, putting BIG next to KNOCKERS, say.

by Anonymousreply 26May 28, 2024 2:41 PM

I didn’t know that. I’d prefer that they reject an S plural entry then, rather than let you enter it when it can’t be correct.

by Anonymousreply 27May 28, 2024 2:57 PM

If you highlight “?” The second example they show is “Pills”

by Anonymousreply 28May 28, 2024 3:05 PM

I do like the NYT Sudoku. They’re pretty basic.

And Strands is a fun game, I hope it’s added to the app once it’s out of beta.

by Anonymousreply 29May 28, 2024 3:07 PM

Ugh, a rebus.

by Anonymousreply 30June 1, 2024 12:53 AM

Digits was my favorite. Of blessed memory

by Anonymousreply 31June 1, 2024 3:14 AM

I got the Spelling Bee pangram as the first word today. I imagine the lesbians got it even faster.

by Anonymousreply 32June 1, 2024 4:26 AM

Seriously, R32. I thought, “Naw, they wouldn’t allow that word. WOULD they?”

by Anonymousreply 33June 1, 2024 12:37 PM

Engulfed?

by Anonymousreply 34June 1, 2024 12:41 PM

I’m such a gold star gay, I still haven’t got it.

by Anonymousreply 35June 1, 2024 12:51 PM

Oh. You’re talking about yesterday’s game.

by Anonymousreply 36June 1, 2024 2:56 PM

I made a shameful error in Wordle. The bot was polite about it: “This guess wasn’t my favorite.”

“You moron” would have been more appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 37June 5, 2024 4:50 PM

[quote]I got the Spelling Bee pangram as the first word today. I imagine the lesbians got it even faster.

The word was VIBRATOR.

by Anonymousreply 38June 5, 2024 4:57 PM

Also vibrato for the musical lesbian

by Anonymousreply 39June 5, 2024 10:08 PM

R2, here's an archive:

You can also make your own!

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by Anonymousreply 40June 5, 2024 10:13 PM

I made a quick Pride edition for you.

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by Anonymousreply 41June 5, 2024 11:03 PM

Thanks, r41! That was fun.

by Anonymousreply 42June 5, 2024 11:14 PM

Adorable work R41!

by Anonymousreply 43June 6, 2024 7:15 PM

Thank you r41!

And finally we have a Wordle archive.

by Anonymousreply 44June 8, 2024 5:45 AM

The purple was too obscure for this NYer, though I did get the other three.

by Anonymousreply 45June 8, 2024 2:36 PM

Spelling Bee tip for lots of points: if you have the letters to spell HEAD, you also can spell AHEAD, HEADED, DEADHEAD, and DEADHEADED.

by Anonymousreply 46June 9, 2024 3:10 AM

I can't even get one of the connection at R41. How about a hint or two?

by Anonymousreply 47June 9, 2024 12:12 PM

“Pride” is a hint.

by Anonymousreply 48June 9, 2024 12:26 PM

Well after a half hour, I'm at 10 incorrect and I play this every day. And "Pride" isn't helpful. At this point it's pissing me off.

by Anonymousreply 49June 9, 2024 12:33 PM

The puzzle has one set anyone could get. The others require knowledge of gay trivia which you either know or you don’t. I knew two of the three sets, which was enough to determine the last one, which I did not know, being from the wrong coast.

If you don’t know the info, it will be impossible. It seems you don’t. I suggest you give up.

by Anonymousreply 50June 9, 2024 12:45 PM

Spoiler Alert:

The arcane sets are 1) characters in an iconic play; 2) Album titles by an iconic pop star and 3) streets in a gayborhood.

by Anonymousreply 51June 9, 2024 12:50 PM

^ You seem bitter and maybe a little salty? r41, The secret to Connections is to find the synonyms first, today's was confusing because there were 2 sets of 4. Start with "strew".

I always assume I'm not going to understand the last 4, as it's often esoteric but you don't need to to win.

by Anonymousreply 52June 9, 2024 1:08 PM

I don't enjoy the word games other than Wordle but I do play the geography game Worldle. They show you the outline of a country and you have 6 guesses with mileage and directional hints.

I also play WhenTaken. You are shown 5 photos from all over the world and you guess the location and the year.

by Anonymousreply 53June 9, 2024 1:24 PM

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by Anonymousreply 54June 9, 2024 1:29 PM

Turn in your card.

by Anonymousreply 55June 9, 2024 1:41 PM

Apparently, “wank” is not a word.

by Anonymousreply 56June 9, 2024 2:06 PM

I just tried spelling bee. I now hate myself.

by Anonymousreply 57June 9, 2024 2:06 PM

I tried “wank” too, R56.

by Anonymousreply 58June 9, 2024 2:14 PM

I sort of cheat at the NYT puzzles. On the spelling bee there's a place where you can look at user created definitions. It makes it a lot easier, but there's less of a sense on accomplishment when you hit "genius."

I also play the crossword with the checker on, so that it lets you know when you've entered an incorrect letter. Again, this makes even the Saturday puzzle possible for me. But I feel guilty about it.

by Anonymousreply 59June 9, 2024 2:17 PM

The Queen Bee is a censorious bitch, afraid of both prudes and the woke.

by Anonymousreply 60June 9, 2024 2:17 PM

I guess censorious doesn’t mean what I thought it means. I wanted “censorial.”

by Anonymousreply 61June 9, 2024 2:30 PM

Early morning task, complete Connections and Spelling Bee. At times I am quite dense with connections, but with practice I now manage to find all four most days. Not always 4/4, which is my goal. Spelling Bee was enjoyable, until I realized Queen Bee was possible. Now, I must try for it. My rule for myself is that I must get to Genius or beyond on my own. Then I go to Community which has players hints for each word (I don't think that is quite cheating, since I need to think to solve for the words) . Some guy named Steve must get to it at the crack of dawn, because he has all the clues you might need there. A few others also supply them, but his are best and first.

You need not wait till the next day to see the complete list. Go to sbsolver.com and the complete list is there same day.

Bee can be very frustrating, in that certain words are not recognized, although they should be. Also, some words are spelled two different ways.

by Anonymousreply 62June 9, 2024 2:45 PM

I think community hints spoil Spelling Bee as they usually give the word away. After I get to genius, I will look at the chart in Spelling Bee Buddy that gives you first letter and word length, but not beyond.

by Anonymousreply 63June 9, 2024 2:52 PM

Connections Spoiler alert

Does one really feel “salty”?

Also “feeling some sort of way” is rather vague. The other three words connote angry disappointment or pique. Something went amiss, I think.

by Anonymousreply 64June 9, 2024 3:57 PM

I’ve tried my hand at creating one*. Let me know what you think.

*Connections

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by Anonymousreply 65June 9, 2024 4:01 PM

R64, “feeling some sort of way” is the Times version of jive.

by Anonymousreply 66June 9, 2024 4:02 PM

I’m not having much luck, r65. Found the green; 12 errors.

by Anonymousreply 67June 9, 2024 4:19 PM

R67, I can give a hint. But I think I should wait a bit. In the meantime, here’s another one.

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by Anonymousreply 68June 9, 2024 4:23 PM

I liked your R68 better than your R65. I guess I just never heard two of the words with PIECE used that way. This is fun. And sorry, R49. I should have prefaced it with explanation given by R50 that it’s more trivia heavy. I’ve been watching this British trivia show from BBC on YouTube called Pointless. I wish there was a game like that online.

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by Anonymousreply 70June 9, 2024 8:07 PM

Thanks, R41- that was great!

by Anonymousreply 71June 9, 2024 8:28 PM

I made another one for y’all. All 3-Letter words!

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by Anonymousreply 72June 9, 2024 8:39 PM

Spoiler alert

I did spot 3 terms for fake hair, but “switch” was unknown to me, and “bang” and “shag” seemed like better guesses. About a dozen times.

Also unfamiliar with your use of “dog” (as is my dictionary, and at least the first two pages of entries in The Urban Dictionary) 🤷🏻‍♂️

Just not on my wavelength, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 73June 9, 2024 8:46 PM

Thanks R53! I can’t stop playing the WhenTaken archives when I should be finishing yard work!

by Anonymousreply 74June 9, 2024 9:22 PM

[quote]Also unfamiliar with your use of “dog”

You've never been raw dogged??

by Anonymousreply 75June 9, 2024 9:54 PM

R67, here’s a hint for R65. Think of what you might see at a bar with a name like The Eagle.

by Anonymousreply 76June 9, 2024 10:08 PM

I’ve never seen “dogged” alone as a synonym for raw-dogged. Perhaps I need to attend better parties.

by Anonymousreply 77June 9, 2024 10:15 PM

Another good one, R72! That was tricky.

by Anonymousreply 78June 9, 2024 10:43 PM

I liked r72.

by Anonymousreply 79June 9, 2024 10:53 PM

Whoa, r19! That's a famous one! I guess you don't know the Banana Slugs, for sure!

by Anonymousreply 80June 9, 2024 11:20 PM

R72, that was awesome. I’m going to try to make better ones.

by Anonymousreply 81June 10, 2024 12:14 AM

Here is my take on the Datalounge edition of Connections. Enjoy!

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by Anonymousreply 82June 10, 2024 1:24 AM

And mine!

by Anonymousreply 83June 10, 2024 1:44 AM

I mean, and mine!

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by Anonymousreply 84June 10, 2024 1:47 AM

Just one more. I promise. Another Datalounge-themed one.

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by Anonymousreply 85June 10, 2024 2:11 AM

My students alerted me to Strands, which is beta. I play it like the others but I find it annoying.

by Anonymousreply 86June 10, 2024 2:17 AM

Yes—Strands is not fun.

by Anonymousreply 87June 10, 2024 2:41 AM

The puzzle at r85 made me laugh. A tip o' the wig to you!

by Anonymousreply 88June 10, 2024 4:00 AM

I'm still a fan of Scrabble.

by Anonymousreply 89June 10, 2024 4:04 AM

Apparently, bibliological is not a word.

by Anonymousreply 90June 10, 2024 12:58 PM

Apparently, “gabbagool” is not a word?

Fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 91June 10, 2024 3:42 PM

The one at R84 was diabolical, but in a good way!

by Anonymousreply 92June 10, 2024 4:31 PM

Never seen a clue fit into three groups. Not sure it’s kosher.

by Anonymousreply 93June 10, 2024 4:43 PM

Thank you, r92!

I tried to lay some traps about our DL faves.

by Anonymousreply 94June 11, 2024 9:19 AM

Today’s Connections was for the slower children.

by Anonymousreply 95June 11, 2024 11:24 AM

I got green last on connections today. Make of that what you will.

by Anonymousreply 96June 11, 2024 11:28 AM

I agree that Tuesday’s Connections was one of the easiest ever.

by Anonymousreply 97June 11, 2024 1:10 PM

Almost missed today's Wordle—my first two entries yielded zero letters.

by Anonymousreply 98June 11, 2024 3:05 PM

Whew today. Took me six.

by Anonymousreply 99June 11, 2024 3:13 PM

I'm not even going to try to get oday's Connections

by Anonymousreply 100June 12, 2024 10:31 AM

I’m with you, R100.

WTF?

by Anonymousreply 101June 12, 2024 11:11 AM

It was pretty easy once you ignored the obvious.

by Anonymousreply 102June 12, 2024 11:28 AM

The movie one?

by Anonymousreply 103June 12, 2024 11:30 AM

Yes, the movie one

by Anonymousreply 104June 12, 2024 11:38 AM

IR102 is correct. I take back what I said at R100

by Anonymousreply 105June 12, 2024 11:40 AM

I got the blue and purple ones today first, but then I didn’t know where all the movies had taken place so I lost.

by Anonymousreply 106June 12, 2024 6:18 PM

You don’t need to know anything about the movies.

by Anonymousreply 107June 12, 2024 6:58 PM

Yes today's connections looks intimidating but it's pretty easy. I didn't know DUMBO so that was my last one.

by Anonymousreply 108June 12, 2024 7:40 PM

Today’s Connections is pissing me off.

by Anonymousreply 109June 14, 2024 10:11 AM

Really, R109? It took me two minutes to complete it when other days it might take me 30 minutes or more to finish. However, I didn’t solve the movies version at all, so it can be hit or miss.

by Anonymousreply 110June 14, 2024 10:32 AM

It’s a case of cultural misunderstanding not being American. For me, the baseball and the pencil references meant nothing.

by Anonymousreply 111June 14, 2024 11:34 AM

^r109

by Anonymousreply 112June 14, 2024 11:34 AM

[quote] For me, the baseball and the pencil references meant nothing.

If you solve the other three categories first, then you don’t need to understand what the last four words mean or how they are connected.

by Anonymousreply 113June 14, 2024 3:15 PM

That’s cheating. It’s not really solved until you figure out the final connection.

by Anonymousreply 114June 14, 2024 3:53 PM

I sometimes don't understand the logic used in Spelling Bee. Often there are obscure foreign words that are acceptable (like today) and other common ones aren't.

by Anonymousreply 115June 14, 2024 4:25 PM

They don’t accept words that might be offensive (like ‘twat”) or that are proper nouns unless, like one today, they have acquired an independent meaning. They exclude words they consider “obscure” (which is arbitrary) or foreign unless they are accepted in their dictionary as absorbed into English like an honorary title accepted today.

There is no justification for hatha which does not exist as an English word without yoga. I think Sam must be a practitioner.

by Anonymousreply 116June 14, 2024 4:38 PM

What bugs me the most is when they change their minds on words. Happens a lot.

by Anonymousreply 117June 14, 2024 5:01 PM

R116, and what about haka?

by Anonymousreply 118June 14, 2024 7:57 PM

Haka is an English word.

by Anonymousreply 119June 14, 2024 8:01 PM

How is a traditional Maori war dance with singing an English word?

by Anonymousreply 120June 14, 2024 8:47 PM

How is teepee or igloo an English word?

by Anonymousreply 121June 14, 2024 10:58 PM

My second Connections

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by Anonymousreply 122June 15, 2024 3:40 AM

Hundreds of comments complained about the omission of “abattoir” (slaughterhouse) a week or so ago. But the arbitrariness I guess is part of the game.

Oh, and by the way r114, missing the final connection is cheating only in your own mind. That’s the way the game is structured, to get the last line when you’ve figured out the first three.

by Anonymousreply 123June 15, 2024 5:14 AM

Dino was a baby 'dino'saur not a dog R122

by Anonymousreply 124June 15, 2024 1:17 PM

Ok, honey, if you like to think you’ve succeeded in solving Connections without figuring out the hardest one, you just go ahead and call yourself a champion.

by Anonymousreply 125June 15, 2024 1:17 PM

I often get the blue and purple ones first, so I don’t think the last category is necessarily the “hardest”. However, clicking on the last four items to end the game is like putting the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle in place. You don’t need to think about why it fits in the last open space. It just does. Put it in its place and move on.

by Anonymousreply 126June 15, 2024 2:37 PM

It’s the one you haven’t solved. That makes it the hardest for you.

Face it—you are calling 3/4 of a solve good enough. If that works for you, great.

by Anonymousreply 127June 15, 2024 2:56 PM

He was a dog to me 🐶

by Anonymousreply 128June 15, 2024 4:28 PM

I don’t understand the Connections controversy. Even if you know all four connections, one group HAS to be the last you enter.

You really don’t even know what they consider the hardest until the color pops up when you get it right.

by Anonymousreply 129June 15, 2024 9:36 PM

The issue is do you “win” after getting three groups without figuring out what the connection is for the fourth group.

by Anonymousreply 130June 15, 2024 9:43 PM

[quote] Even if you know all four connections, one group HAS to be the last you enter.

Yes, clicking on the last four items before you have used all of the tries, with or without knowing their category, does win the game. Seeing how upset that makes r125/r127 is just a bonus.

by Anonymousreply 131June 15, 2024 9:45 PM

Why would you even play the game if you’d rather declare yourself a winner without completing it?

by Anonymousreply 132June 15, 2024 9:48 PM

They have accepted “viand” in the past. Not today.

by Anonymousreply 133June 15, 2024 11:31 PM

Noted r133. Tried it and no dice today.

by Anonymousreply 134June 16, 2024 5:22 AM

In solving Connections today I realized why r125 is wrong in thinking you have to work WHY the last four connect to declare yourself a winner: how many times have you solved a line of the puzzle even though your reasoning differs from the revealed answer? This happens to me all the time.

by Anonymousreply 135June 16, 2024 10:45 AM

So you don’t even need to try?

by Anonymousreply 136June 16, 2024 12:35 PM

If I stumble into the correct answer for the wrong reason, I don’t consider that a “win” in Connections. Of course there are times when my description is close enough to theirs to count, but if I’m not even close, it’s a “loss.”

by Anonymousreply 137June 16, 2024 12:39 PM

[quote] If I stumble into the correct answer for the wrong reason, I don’t consider that a “win” in Connections.

That’s because you’re a loon.

by Anonymousreply 138June 16, 2024 1:10 PM

There’s no clock. There’s no streak. The game is designed to reveal the final group every time. What purpose is there to playing Connections other than getting the connections?

by Anonymousreply 139June 16, 2024 1:19 PM

I guess some people have so little “winning” in their lives that they’ll take a “victory” they don’t earn even when playing by themselves. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 140June 16, 2024 1:21 PM

And I guess that some other people have so little winning in their lives that they concern themselves with how total strangers… oh, never mind.

by Anonymousreply 141June 16, 2024 1:29 PM

The whole purpose of Datalounge is talking to strangers Try again.

by Anonymousreply 142June 16, 2024 1:30 PM

Today’s crossword has a Connections theme.

by Anonymousreply 143June 16, 2024 2:00 PM

Movie characters Connections.

This one was fun to make.

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by Anonymousreply 144June 16, 2024 2:07 PM

This was was inspired by OP (at R144).

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by Anonymousreply 145June 16, 2024 4:32 PM

R125,The point is, as you know, that the 4th Connection is already, per the game, "figured out." Of course, it is more satisfying to do that before hitting "submit," but the game itself doesn't require it.

I think that is a fatal flaw in the game. Add a fifth row in order to scatter 4 completely irrelevant words as red herrings. That would separate the Sherlocks from the Watsons!

We know by now the current tricks: What word often precedes/follows? How many associations does one word have?/Do any fit another word? What are the various grammatical forms/uses (noun, verb, adjective, etc.)?

I think "Connections" is easier than "Wordle," and I got the latter in 2 today!

by Anonymousreply 146June 17, 2024 3:37 PM

Is it a “fatal flaw’ in the game or are you playing it wrong? Hmmm. Let me think.

by Anonymousreply 147June 17, 2024 3:52 PM

[quote] I think that is a fatal flaw in the game. Add a fifth row in order to scatter 4 completely irrelevant words as red herrings.

I thought the same thing about adding extra words. The way it is now, the point of the game is to categorize three sets and the fourth has no relevance.

by Anonymousreply 148June 17, 2024 3:55 PM

It seems those recent contributions require you to be familiar with the plot of all the included films. I’m out.

by Anonymousreply 149June 17, 2024 3:56 PM

[quote] The way it is now, the point of the game is to categorize three sets and the fourth has no relevance.

Or, you’ve completed missed the “point of the game.” Hmmm. Let me think.

by Anonymousreply 150June 17, 2024 3:57 PM

R147, Reading comprehension much? What do you think I meant by "I find 'Connections' easier than 'Wordle'"?

Because I solve "Connections" in a trice! Zero errors for today's #372, FYI.

by Anonymousreply 151June 17, 2024 4:13 PM

Finding the connection among the last four is often the most challenging part of the game. Of course you find the game easy if you skip over the hardest part.

by Anonymousreply 152June 17, 2024 4:19 PM

[quote] Or, you’ve completed missed the “point of the game.” Hmmm. Let me think.

Like the fourth category, you’ve already had the right answer handed to you: the way it is now, the point of the game is to categorize three sets and the fourth has no relevance. You’re welcome.

by Anonymousreply 153June 17, 2024 4:29 PM

R150, No harm in adding a tad bit of difficulty.

by Anonymousreply 154June 17, 2024 4:37 PM

Your change would be fixing a problem that does not exist. The object of the game is to make the connections, not simply to find the four groups. The last connection is often tricky enough. Adding two extraneous words would just muddy the waters.

by Anonymousreply 155June 17, 2024 4:43 PM

R149, just a passing familiarity with the plot should be adequate.

I’ll give you a hint to one of the four groups: Geography.

Hint to another group: Profession.

by Anonymousreply 156June 18, 2024 1:37 AM

I hope this one is a bit less opaque.

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by Anonymousreply 157June 18, 2024 1:53 AM

Today's Spelling Bee contains the letters for CUMDUMP.

by Anonymousreply 158June 18, 2024 2:52 AM

Really, r157?

No Barbara?

by Anonymousreply 159June 18, 2024 2:53 AM

R159, did you mean Barbra?

If you did, well, she doesn’t fit in any of those four categories.

But maybe you’ve just given me the idea for a Barbra-themed Connections.

P.S. Turn in your gay card.

by Anonymousreply 160June 18, 2024 3:46 AM

I often get the purple category first.

Connections

Puzzle #373

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by Anonymousreply 161June 18, 2024 4:38 AM

[quote]If you did, well, she doesn’t fit in any of those four categories.

BARBARA would go with DIANE, MELBA, and PRINCE ORLOFF.

by Anonymousreply 162June 18, 2024 7:05 PM

Yesterday's Spelling Bee had CUMDUMP. Today it's TEACAKE.

Are we sure the Spelling Bee isn't one of us?

by Anonymousreply 163June 18, 2024 11:31 PM

Dildo was either Saturday or Sunday

by Anonymousreply 164June 19, 2024 12:05 AM
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