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NYT Connections Hint: May 17

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The New York Times’s Connections puzzle has become a daily brain teaser for wordplay enthusiasts. But even the most skilled puzzlers can get stumped sometimes. If you’re struggling with today’s challenge (May 17th, 2024), fret no more.

Here are the hints for today’s connections that will nudge you in the right direction.

Also read: How to play NYT Connections? Tips and Tricks


Today’s words

The connections have sixteen words and sometimes players get fixated on incorrect connections, Use the Shuffle button to help you break those mental blocks and reveal new possibilities. Today’s sixteen words are:

  • PING
  • PONG
  • DIRTY
  • TEXT
  • GARDEN
  • FRUIT
  • BATTER
  • CAN
  • BASE
  • CONTACT
  • PITCHER
  • LOW
  • TABLECLOTH
  • VILE
  • SKULL
  • MESSAGE

Also read: NYT Connections Hint: May 16


Connections hint for today (May 17th, 2024)

Here are the hints for today to help you figure out the connections:

  • Yellow group: Think of words that describe something bad or wrong. This category leans towards negative qualities.
  • Green group: These words are about establishing contact or sending a message.
  • Blue group: These words are about establishing contact or sending a message.
  • Purple group: These words can all follow the phrase ‘beer’ to create a complete and logical phrase.

SPOILER ALERT!

Connections categories for today (May 17th, 2024)

Occasionally, categories can be quite straightforward, potentially giving away the solutions. Therefore, proceed with caution when exploring these categories. Here are the categories:

  • Yellow category: CORRUPT
  • Green category: REACH OUT TO
  • Blue category: CLASSIC STILL LIFE COMPONENTS
  • Purple category: BEER ___

SPOILER ALERT!

NYT Connections answers for May 17

Still can’t crack the connections? Here are today’s solutions:

  • Yellow group: BASE, DIRTY, LOW, VILE
  • Green group: CONTACT, MESSAGE, PING, TEXT
  • Blue group: FRUIT, PITCHER, SKULL, TABLECLOTH
  • Purple group: BATTER, CAN, GARDEN, PONG

This hint should nudge you in the right direction, allowing you to solve the rest of the puzzle independently. Remember, you can always use the shuffle button if you get stuck and need a fresh perspective on the word grid.

Also read: NYT Connections hint: May 15

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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