Spoiler alert Connections puzz

If you do the NYT Connections puzzle and haven’t done it yet today, do NOT read this!

I LOVE the Connections puzzle. I am also TERRIFIED of the Connections puzzle. I tap my four choices and almost have to look away for the l-o-n-g split second it takes for the app to lemme know if I have passed or failed. The Spelling Bee, Wordle, and xword are much more forgiving. But still. Connections is interesting and I keep at it.

Today was one day my early Sunday School classes came in handy. What the heck grade was I in? I think I was in the kindergarten room but I also feel like I could read. I couldn’t read in kindergarten. I knew letters and my name and some words. I REMEMBER when I GRASPED reading. It was the beginning of first grade and I was quick to learn Dick, Jane, and Spot, etc. And then. There was a s-u-r-p-r-i-s-e word. For a split second I puzzled over those letters and then SURPRISE! I sounded it out. I don’t remember ever having trouble with reading again. (That is a true story 🧡)

Anyway, in Sunday School, we got a stamp each time we memorized a new bible book and could recite all the previous ones from the beginning. I was good at that kind of stuff although I don’t think any of us got anywhere near through all of the bible books. And how many of them are there anyway? I did the google and seems like there might be some differences of opinion about that? I dunno. It was a fun activity for us nerds and I’m not gonna pursue it further tonight.

So today there were words that could be bible books but two of them could be something else too. Genesis could be a bible book or it could be starting something (or a rock band but it wasn’t) and I was thinking Kings was a bible book but MIGHT also be a sports team. But then there was “kraken”. What the heck? I had a vague memory that “kraken” was a sports team, not just a sea monster or a Game of Thrones family sigil. So I tiptoed along from there. It wasn’t exactly a walk in the park but I managed it.

3 Responses to “Spoiler alert Connections puzz”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Seattle Kraken hockey team–I still failed though. I have a real issue with Connections whereas I don’t with the word or geography games. (mostly)

  2. Jay Says:

    I knew what I was trying to group, but couldn’t come up with the 4 books. On the other hand, I did get the teams.

  3. Pam J. Says:

    Maybe my brain isn’t in gear yet this morning but Kraken was one of the words in my Connections game two days ago. What’s that all about? Different Connections for different regions of the country? And here seems the place to brag about my recent string of Wordle luck, with mostly 3s and one 2. I hate 4s. Would rather have a 6 than a 4. I hate the NYT Spelling Bee which I know you like. Takes too much time and my brain isn’t suited for it.