Today’s NYT Connections Hints and Answers: Help for May 8, #332 – CNET

Need the answers to the May 8 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 the game editor knows how to trick you by using words that can fit in more than one group. 

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

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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.”

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: Names for a certain color.

Green group hint: Small amount of liquid.

Blue group hint: At a high level.

Purple group hint: Splish-splash.

Answers for today’s Connections groups

Yellow group: Shades of red.

Green group: Little bit of a beverage.

Blue group: Choicest.

Purple group: ____ bath.

What are today’s Connections answers?

The yellow words in today’s Connections

The theme is shades of red. The four words are brick, cherry, rose and ruby.

The green words in today’s Connections

The theme is little bit of a beverage. The four words are drop, splash, spot and sprinkle.

The blue words in today’s Connections

The theme is choicest. The four words are best, cream, pick and top.

The purple words in today’s Connections

The theme is ____ bath. The four words are bird, bubble, mud and sponge.