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NYT Connections Hint: May 18

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The New York Times’s Connections is a daily brainteaser that challenges you to find the hidden links between seemingly disparate words. If you’re stuck on the May 18th puzzle, fret no more.

If you’re looking to tackle today’s challenge but feel stumped, here are some hints to help you get on the right track.

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


Today’s words

Today’s puzzle features sixteen words that can be grouped into four categories. The challenge lies in identifying the underlying theme that connects each group of words. Today’s sixteen words are:

  • CATFISH
  • HAIRPIN
  • FISHBOWL
  • TRAMPOLINE
  • MOUSETRAP
  • WEREWOLF
  • BULLDOG
  • SWITCHBACK
  • DOGLEG
  • MATTRESS
  • HORSEFLY
  • CATEGORIES
  • TURTLEDOVE
  • CHARADES
  • CLOCK
  • ZAG

Also read: NYT Connections Hint: May 17


Connections hint for today (May 18th, 2024)

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

  • Yellow group: Look for words that combine two different animals into one name.
  • Green group: These words all describe ways something might bend or change direction abruptly.
  • Blue group: These words are all associated with classic games or activities enjoyed at social gatherings.
  • Purple group: These words all have a hidden connection to the concept of a spring mechanism.

SPOILER ALERT!

Connections categories for today (May 18th, 2024)

Sometimes, categories can be pretty simple, which might make it easy to figure out the solutions. So, be careful when you’re checking out these categories. Here’s what they are:

  • Yellow category: ANIMALS WHOSE NAMES ARE TWO ANIMALS
  • Green category: SHARP TURNS
  • Blue category: CLASSIC PARTY GAMES
  • Purple category: THINGS WITH SPRING/S

SPOILER ALERT!

NYT Connections answers for May 18

If you are stuck and the hints and categories are unable to help you, worry not, we have got you. Here are the answers for today’s connections:

  • Yellow group: BULLDOG, CATFISH, HORESFLY, TURTLEDOVE
  • Green group: DOGLEG, HAIRPIN, SWITCHBACK, ZAG
  • Blue group: CATEGORIES, CHARADES, FISHBOWL, WEREWOLF
  • Purple group: CLOCK, MATTRESS, MOUSETRAP, TRAMPOLINE

With these hints in mind, you should be well on your way to completing today’s NYT Connections puzzle. Remember, if you get stuck, there’s no shame in peeking at the solutions available here.

Also read: NYT Connections Hint: May 16

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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