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September 22, 2023
Connections for coders. Inspired by the hot new word game from the New York Times. Test your dev knowledge!
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First puzzle is a bit frustrating -- some of the words are applicable to multiple topics or would be logically, but it's using a fairly persnickety and non-obvious grouping.
on September 22 [
Same. I only got one grouping. Depending on what level you are looking at the groupings are almost endless
on September 23
Just as a counterpoint, I got the grouping in #1 correct and quite enjoyed it. I came very close to getting some wrong, but reconsidered based on having one word that was more general/thematic vs. the other very specific ones, and then found a better fit.
The one thing that threw me off was the colors. I don't know if those are directly linked to the group, but I got green first then dark red/orange, and thought it was an error telling me I'd gotten something wrong but couldn't figure out what was wrong.
on September 25
I think it's great even though it's a bit above my technical know-how! The NYT "Connections" puzzles always deliberately contain some entries that could fall into multiple categories -- sorting those out in a Sudoku-kinda way is part of solving the puzzle and it wouldn't be a very interesting game otherwise. But it's a tricky line to walk, since you don't want to create multiple competing full-puzzle solutions, and this namespace is rife with collisions!
on September 26
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