NYT Connections Tips (and Answers) Today for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

If you are looking for Connections Wednesday, May 1, 2024 answers, keep reading — I will share some clues, tips, strategies, and finally solutions for all four categories. Along the way I'll explain the meanings of the trickier words and we'll see how everything fits together. Please note, there are spoilers below for the May 1 issue of NYT Connections #325! If you want some tips (and answers) for today's game of Wired, keep reading.

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Below, I'll give you some indirect hints on today's connection answers. Further down the page I will reveal the topics and answers. Scroll slowly and get the tips you need!

Topic prompt for today’s connect puzzle

Here are some grouping tips from today’s Wired (no spoilers):

  • Yellow category - related to pants or slacks.

  • Green Category - Think back to math class.

  • Blue Categories - These are the words you see on your phone and computer.

  • Purple Category - A name you might see on a jukebox.

PLEASE NOTE: Today's Connect Puzzle contains spoilers!

We're about to give you some answers. If you don't want to spoil the whole thing, scroll slowly. (Full solution a little below.)

A note on the tricky bits

Doors and windows may both be integral parts of a house, but today they do not belong together.

PLANE and FLY don't go together either.

You may have an easier time getting to the purple category if you mentally convert certain words to their plural forms. (As in "dog" instead of "dog.")

What are the categories of connectivity today?

  • Yellow: Characteristics of Jeans

  • Green: Objects in 0, 1, 2 and 3 dimensions

  • Blue: Web browser menu

  • Purple: 60s band members

Be extra careful: here’s the solution

Ready to get the answers to today’s connectivity dilemmas? I've given them all below.

What's the yellow word in today's connection?

The yellow grouping is considered the most straightforward. The theme of today's yellow group is the characteristics of jeans, the text is: buttons, placket, pockets, rivets.

What's the green word in Connections today?

The green grouping should be the second easiest. Today's theme for the green group is objects in 0, 1, 2 and 3-dimensional space. The words are: line, plane, point, entity.

What's the blue word in today's Wired?

The blue group is the second hardest. Today's topic in the blue category is web browser menus, and the words are: file, history, view, window.

What is the purple word in today's connection?

The purple group is considered the hardest. Today's theme for the purple group is "60s Band Guys" and the words are: animal, door, kink, supreme.

How I solved my connection issues today

VIEW and WINDOW are vision-based words, but I don't see any other words that match them. Ah, wait, now I see that VIEW probably matches HISTORY, FILE, and WINDOW, like the words that appear at the top of your computer's toolbar. ?

FLY, SOLID and SUPREME can also all be words that mean "good" or "top". However, this potential category doesn't have a fourth word that I can see.

POCKET, FLY and BUTTON all seem to be terms referring to the pants part. Maybe RIVET applies here too - isn't that what those metal gadgets are called? ?

Can SOLID, ANIMAL, LINE and POINT all be used as names for clothing patterns? No, I am "alone." Perhaps use PLANE instead of ANIMAL to refer to mathematical shapes or components. yeah. ?

The rest are DOOR, ANIMAL, SUPREME and KINK - oh, these are all singular tenses of band names. (The Doors, The Animals, The Supremes, The Kinks). The New York Times says the term refers to individual members of these bands. I think it's the same. ?

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How to play connect

I have a complete guide to playing Connections , but here's a recap of the rules:

First, find the Connections game on the New York Times website or their game app (formerly known as the Crossword Puzzle app). You will see a game board with 16 tiles, each with a word or phrase. Your task is to select a set of four tiles that have something in common. Usually they are the same type of thing (for example: RAIN, SLEET, HAIL, and SNOW are all types of wet weather), but sometimes a play on words is involved (for example, BUCKET, GUEST, TOP TEN, and WISH are all types) List : Last Wish lists, guest lists, etc.).

Select four projects and click the Submit button. If you guessed correctly, the category and color will be displayed. (Yellow is easiest, followed by green, then blue, then purple.) If your guess is incorrect, you'll be given a chance to try again.

You win when you correctly identify all four groups. But if you make four mistakes before finishing, the game will be over and the answer will be revealed.

How to win connections

The most important thing to know when it comes to winning connections is that grouping design is tricky. Expect to see overlapping groups. For example, one puzzle appeared to include six breakfast items: bacon, eggs, pancakes, omelets, waffles and cereal. But it turns out that BACON belongs to the same group of painters as CLOSE, MUNCH, and WHISTLER, while EGG belongs to a dozen groups of painters (along with JUROR, ROSE, and MONTH). So don’t hit “submit” until you’ve confirmed that your foursome only contains these four things.

If you're stuck, another strategy is to look at words that don't seem to be connected to other words. If when you see "Whistler" all that comes to mind is the painting nicknamed "Whistler's Mother," then you probably get the idea. When I was figuring this out, I ended up searching on Google to see if there was a painter named Close, since Close didn't fit any obvious themes either.

Obviously, another way to win when you're stuck is to read some helpful tips - which is why we share them every day. Check back tomorrow for the next puzzle!