NYT Access adumbration and answers today: September 18 (#99)

NYT Connections puzzle
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Kickstart a anniversary of NYT Access with a affirmed win: all you accept to do is bastard a bold blink at today's answers and again insolate in your accelerated victory. If you adopt to accumulate things honest but can't absolutely acquisition the articulation amid words, booty a attending at the hints for the September 18 (#99) bold and accord yourself a allowance hand.

Today's Access absolutely afraid me. I didn't apprehend myself to see the articulation amid one of the groups today, but I begin myself putting them calm absolutely bound and after too abundant fuss. That's not a bad way to alpha the anniversary at all—here's acquisitive I can accumulate it up.

NYT Access adumbration today: Monday, September 18 

Let's advice you accomplish faculty of today's coil of Connections.


Yellow: Addition either book-smart or angrily acute ability be alleged these. 


Green: This group's a accumulating of US airlines—best of luck, the blow of the world. 


Blue: Dusty old Westerns abounding with shootouts and horses will apparently accommodate these tropes. 


Purple: Every chat in this accumulation is a surname acclimated in the appellation of a TV show. 

NYT Connections puzzle

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Don't annal any added until you're accessible for the abounding answers!

NYT Access acknowledgment today: Monday, September 18 (#99) 

 Need a complete set of answers in a hurry? Actuality you go. 

  • 🟨 Yellow: Bright, Clever, Quick, Sharp (Intelligent) 
  • 🟩 Green: Alaska, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit (Airlines) 
  • 🟦 Blue: Cowboy, Drifter, Outlaw, Sheriff (Western tropes) 
  • 🟪 Purple: Lasso, Mars, Rogers, Acute (TV appearance appellation surnames) 

More about the New York Times' Access addle game

Connections is the NYT's latest accepted addle bold area you accept to acquisition the accepted cilia that ties four acutely different words together. Can you acquisition all four more arduous groups of words afore you accomplish four mistakes? Don't forget: every day alone has one band-aid alike if some words look like they could accord to added than one group, and you can (and should) drag the filigree as abounding times as you charge to. It can advice jog your academician into account the words in a altered way.

If you adore Connections, you should analysis out the lath bold Codenames. It's a accepted affair bold that tasks players with application clues to assumption assertive words from a grid. As in Connections, the affection of the bold lies in how abounding altered accessible interpretations the words could have. Access additionally acutely owes a debt to Wordle, the hit addle bold that the New York Times bought in 2022. Conceivably best accessible is the way it uses black emojis to let you allotment the after-effects of your addle with added players on amusing media: 

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Each blush corresponds to one alignment of four words; a row with alloyed colors shows you afield estimated one or added words in a accumulation that didn't absolutely match. The rows additionally appearance what adjustment you apparent the Access addle in. The rows aren't all created equal: the New York Times ranks them from "straightforward" to "tricky" starting with chicken and advanced to purple.


Want to appearance up your Access accompany or aloof claiming yourself? Try to alpha by anecdotic the amethyst words aboriginal and nailing them with your actual aboriginal guess!

Kerry Brunskill
Contributing Writer

When babyish Kerry was brought home from the hospital her duke was placed on the amplitude bar of the ancestors Atari 400, a baby act of affectionate nerdery that has snowballed into a constant affection for gaming and the array of freelance job her academy careers adviser told her she couldn't do. She's now PC Gamer's chat bold expert, demography on the daily Wordle addle to accord readers a adumbration anniversary and every day. Her Wordle band is absolutely mighty.

Somehow Kerry managed to get abroad with autograph approved appearance on old Japanese PC games, cogent today's PC gamers about some of the best alluring and affecting amateur of the '80s and '90s.