NYT Connections: hints and answers for Friday, May 31

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Connections is the latest puzzle game from the New York Times, challenging players to categorize a pool of 16 words into four secret groups by identifying how the words relate to each other. Each new puzzle resets at midnight and varies in difficulty. Similar to Wordle, you can track your winning streak and compare scores with friends.

Some days are more challenging than others. If you’re struggling with today’s Connections puzzle, use our tips and hints below. If you still need help, we’ll reveal today’s answers at the end.

 

How to play Connections

In Connections, you are presented with a grid of 16 words. Your goal is to organize these words into four groups of four based on their connections. These groups could include categories like video game franchises, book series sequels, shades of red, or chain restaurant names.

There are often words that seem to fit multiple themes, but there’s only one correct solution. You can shuffle and rearrange the words to better visualize the connections.

Each group is color-coded: yellow is the easiest, followed by green, blue, and purple.

  1. Pick four words and hit Submit.
  2. If correct, the words will be removed from the grid and the theme revealed.
  3. If incorrect, it counts as a mistake. You have four mistakes before the game ends.

 

Hints for today’s Connections

Here are hints to help you solve today’s Connections puzzle by providing the four themes. If you need more assistance, one word from each group is also given below.

Today’s themes

  1. CORPUS
  2. MOUNT ___
  3. COMPONENTS OF AN LP
  4. THINGS PEOPLE SHAKE

One-answer reveals

  1. CORPUS – BODY
  2. MOUNT ___ – FUJI
  3. COMPONENTS OF AN LP – INSERT
  4. THINGS PEOPLE SHAKE – HANDS

 

Today’s NYT Connections answers

If you still need help, here are today’s Connections answers:

  1. CORPUS – BODY, CANON, OEUVRE, WORKS
  2. MOUNT ___ – FUJI, HOOD, OLYMPUS, WHITNEY
  3. COMPONENTS OF AN LP – INSERT, JACKET, RECORD, SLEEVE
  4. THINGS PEOPLE SHAKE – HANDS, MARACA, POLAROID, SNOWGLOBE

Connections grids vary widely and change daily. If you couldn’t solve today’s puzzle, check back tomorrow for a new challenge.