Today’s NYT Connections Hints and Answers: Help for May 27, #351 – CNET

Need the answers for the May 27 New York Times Connections puzzle? To me, Wordle is more of a vocabulary test, but Connections is more of a brainteaser. You’re given 16 words and asked to put them into four groups that are somehow connected. Sometimes they’re obvious, but game editor Wyna Liu knows how to trick you by using words that can fit into more than one group.

And do you also play Wordle? We’ve got today’s Wordle answer and hints too.

We’ve also got some tips for Strands, a new game from the Times that’s still in beta.

How to play Connections

Playing is easy. Winning is hard. Look at the 16 words and mentally assign them to related groups of four. Click on the four words you think go together. The groups are coded by color, though you don’t know what goes where until you see the answers. The yellow group is the easiest, then green, then blue, and purple is the toughest. Look at the words carefully, and think about related terms. Sometimes the connection has to do with just a part of the word. Once, four words were grouped because each started with the name of a rock band, including “Rushmore” and “Journeyman.”

Read more: NYT Connections Could Be the New Wordle: Our Hints and Tips

Hints for today’s Connections groups

Here are four hints for the groupings in today’s Connections puzzle, ranked from the easiest, yellow group to the tough (and sometimes bizarre) purple group.

Yellow group hint: Make the call.

Green group hint: Roll over, Rover.

Blue group hint: Musical symbols.

Purple group hint: Fe on the periodic table.

Answers for today’s Connections groups

Yellow group: Agency in decision making.

Green group: Dog commands.

Blue group: Kinds of notes.

Purple group: ____ iron.

Read more: Wordle Cheat Sheet: Here Are the Most Popular Letters Used in English Words

What are today’s Connections answers?

The yellow words in today’s Connections

The theme is agency in decisionmaking. The four words are choice, say, voice and vote.

The green words in today’s Connections

The theme is dog commands. The four words are down, heel, shake and speak.

The blue words in today’s Connections

The theme is kinds of notes. The four words are flat, natural, quarter and whole.

The purple words in today’s Connections

The theme is ____ iron. The four words are pump, steam, tire and waffle.