NYT Connections: hints and answers for Friday, May 24

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Connections is the latest puzzle game from the New York Times. The game tasks you with categorizing a pool of 16 words into four secret groups by figuring out how the words relate to each other. The puzzle resets every night at midnight, and each new puzzle has a varying degree of difficulty. Just like Wordle, you can keep track of your winning streak and compare your scores with friends.

How to Play Connections

In Connections, you’ll be shown a grid containing 16 words. Your objective is to organize these words into four sets of four by identifying the connections that link them. These sets could encompass concepts like titles of video game franchises, book series sequels, shades of red, names of chain restaurants, etc.

There are generally words that seem like they could fit multiple themes, but there’s only one 100% correct answer. You’re able to shuffle the grid of words and rearrange them to help better see the potential connections.

Each group is color-coded. The yellow group is the easiest to figure out, followed by the green, blue, and purple groups.

Pick four words and hit Submit. If you’re correct, the four words will be removed from the grid, and the theme connecting them will be revealed. Guess incorrectly and it’ll count as a mistake. You only have four mistakes available until the game ends.

Hints for Today’s Connections

We can help you solve today’s Connection by telling you the four themes. If you need more assistance, we’ll also give you one word from each group below.

Today’s Themes

  1. CONDUITS FOR WATER REMOVAL
  2. FOOD PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH SENTIMENTALITY
  3. THINGS TO CRACK
  4. _____ CHANGE

One-Answer Reveals

  1. CONDUITS FOR WATER REMOVAL – DRAIN
  2. FOOD PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH SENTIMENTALITY – CHEESE
  3. THINGS TO CRACK – EGG
  4. _____ CHANGE – CHUMP

 

Today’s NYT Connections Answers

Still no luck? That’s OK. This puzzle is designed to be difficult. If you just want to see today’s Connections answers, we’ve got you covered below:

  1. CONDUITS FOR WATER REMOVAL: DRAIN, DUCT, PIPE, SEWER
  2. FOOD PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH SENTIMENTALITY: CHEESE, CORN, SAP, SCHMALTZ
  3. THINGS TO CRACK: EGG, KNUCKLES, SMILE, WINDOW
  4. _____ CHANGE: CHUMP, CLIMATE, LOOSE, SEA

Connections grids vary widely and change every day. If you couldn’t solve today’s puzzle, be sure to check back in tomorrow.