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Today's NYT Connections Hints (and Answer) for Sunday, December 3, 2023

Connections is the game where we LINK things together, and you’ll want to remember that today. If you’re looking for the Connections answer for Sunday, December 3, 2023, read on—I’ll share some clues, tips, and strategies, and finally the solutions to all four categories. Along the way, I’ll explain the meanings of the trickier words and we’ll learn...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 05:03
Allie's Christmas Pudding Chronicles: Brandy Soaking

Every week is a big week when you’re preparing a pud for Christmas. Welcome back to my Christmas Pudding Chronicles. It’s week three of documenting my endeavor to make one of the United Kingdom’s most ubiquitous holiday cakes. While this wouldn’t be particularly compelling if I lived under the King’s roof, as an American, it is a new Christmas experience...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 19:14
Two Easy Ways to Fix a Leaky Refrigerator Door

When you close your refrigerator door, does an almost suction-cup-like seal form, or does it barely stay shut? If the rubber seal around the perimeter of the refrigerator or freezer door—also known as the gasket—doesn’t come in contact and connect with the inside of the fridge, it means that cold air is likely escaping. It may not seem like a big deal,...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 19:14
You Can Become a ‘Camp Host’ and Live at National Parks for Free

Existence increasingly resembles a subscription model, and the fees keep going up. Rents continue to be way up from just a few years ago, and buying a house now requires some form of supernatural assistance unless there’s a trust fund of some kind in your life. But when times get tough, folks get creative, and an increasing number of people are looking...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 18:15
Where to Find the Darkest Skies for Stargazing

I’ve written a lot about different star-gazing opportunities, from meteor showers to interesting planetary alignments, and I usually suggest finding a dark area for best viewing results. But what does "dark" even mean?The Bortle Scale and the measurement of darknessThe growing prevalence of light pollution caused by our accursed civilization created...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 18:15
Here's When Rekeying Your Lock Makes More Sense Than Replacing It

Living arrangements change, and sometimes we need to prevent someone who has, once had, or may have a key to our home from being able to use it again. In situations like these, we might assume that changing our locks is the only option, but fortunately, that's not the case. Instead of replacing an entire lock, it's often possible to get away with simply...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 18:15

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