Skillbuilder:Problem Solving

Make a Connection

Effort: 10 minutes

+10 Points


(1) $100 e-gift card


Wordle, the Mini, Spelling Bee, Connections…Do you play any of these brainteaser games intended to provide a quick challenge over the course of one’s day? Turns out, lots of us do!

“On a day in mid-October, the average daily active users in the Times Games app was 2,615,333. One year earlier, it was 886,000.”

For this Skillbuilder, you get to play a game and create one!

  1. Go to today’s Connections.

  2. You’ll see 16 words in a 4 x 4 grid divided into four hidden categories.

  3. Figure out connections between words and group them into sets of four; grouped word become a category.

  4. You have four chances to group words into categories.

  5. After you’ve played the game, now create your own Connections: Connections – Custom Puzzle Creator. Make it challenging!

  6. Exchange game links with a friend and play each other’s Connections. Make sure to clear it between players and before submitting the link.

  7. Share your link in the text box.

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