Besides the one weird category that pops up, today’s NYT Connections category is quite easy to get through. However, if you’re still stuck, then keep reading as we break down all the hints, categories, and answers for the NYT Connections category on January 9. So, with that, let’s begin.
Hint for Today’s Connections Themes
Let’s begin with some quick hints for the Connections themes today. Check them out and see if you can guess any of them.
- Yellow Category – You’ll love these if you’re a germophobe
- Green Category – A famous chef says you need these
- Blue Category – These aren’t kind to your nose
- Purple Category – Sherlock isn’t the only detective out there
Additional Hint: Do you like cleaning?
We wish we could go into more detail here, but these hints are the best we can share. They are all related to the categories for the puzzle, so think hard before you scroll down below to see the exact category names. However, if you still can’t find them and need more help, maybe these tricks to solve NYT Connections will help.
Spoiler Warning #1
While this section included hints for the categories, the next section names them directly. Only proceed if ready.
Today’s Connections Category Names
If you still can’t figure out the NYT Connections category names, then keep reading for more help.
- Yellow – CLEANING SUPPLIES
- Green – ELEMENTS OF COOKING, AS PER SAMIN NOSRAT
- Blue – THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SNEEZE
- Purple – TITULAR FICTIONAL DETECTIVES
We hope you can guess the words under each category now. However, If you still cannot and need more help, keep reading.
Spoiler Warning #2
The next section includes the answer for today’s puzzle; you will see all the answers in their categories. This is your last chance to solve it yourself.
Connections Answer for January 9
Are you still stuck with the puzzle? In that case, the answers to today’s Connections are:
- CLEANING SUPPLIES – Broom, Mop Rag, Sponge
- ELEMENTS OF COOKING, PER SAMIN NOSRAT – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
- THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SNEEZE – Dust, Pepper, Pollen, Smoke
- TITULAR FICTIONAL DETECTIVES – Magnum, Monk, Shaft, Tracy
Well, it was about time NYT Connections cleaned up its act. I began the puzzle by luckily getting the Blue category first. Thankfully, I did not sneeze while thinking of all these words. I have mild OCD and hence could easily identify cleaning items. I got the Yellow category next.
I’ll be honest; I have no idea who Samin Nosrat was. So, I just resorted to combining all the cooking ingredients I could think of. Once I was at the end of my wits, I added Acid to the mix and luckily got it.
With only four words, I got them all together. I had no idea what they all meant, but I still got the Purple category and the NYT Connections for January 9.
NYT Connections Past Answers
We hope the answers above helped you solve the NYT Connections puzzle for today. However, if you stumbled here by accident, there’s a chance you might be looking for answers to previous puzzles.
Well, for such times and more, we have you covered. Feel free to go through our directory to NYT Connections for the last three days for all the help you need.