NYT Connections Hints and Answers for May 18, 2024

For some reason, today’s NYT Connections puzzle was all about big, heavy words. If you struggled as much as I did, welcome. Let’s ease your suffering by going through all the hints, categories, and answers for the NYT Connections puzzle for May 18.

Hint for Today’s Connections Themes

Let’s begin with some quick hints for today’s Connections themes. Check them out and see if you can guess any.

  • Yellow Category – One name, two creatures
  • Green Category – Reckless drivers take these
  • Blue Category – Some games are just good at parties
  • Purple Category – A springy thing is inside all of these

Additional Hint: Do you have a spring mattress?

We wish we could go into more detail here, but these hints are the best we can share. They are all related to the categories for the puzzle, so think hard before you scroll down below to see the exact category names. However, if you still can’t find them and need more help, maybe these tricks to solve NYT Connections will help.

Spoiler Warning #1

While this section included hints for the categories, the next section names them directly. Only proceed if ready.

Today’s Connections Category Names

If you still can’t figure out the NYT Connections category names, keep reading for more help.

  • Green – SHARP TURNS

We hope you can guess the words under each category now. However, If you still cannot and need more help, keep reading.

Spoiler Warning #2
The next section includes the answer for today’s puzzle; you will see all the answers in their categories. This is your last chance to solve it yourself.

Connections Answer for May 18

Are you still stuck with the puzzle? In that case, the answers to today’s Connections are:

  • ANIMALS WHOSE NAMES ARE TWO ANIMALS – Bulldog, Catfish, Horsefly, Turtledove
  • SHARP TURNS – Dogleg, Hairpin, Switchback, Zag
  • CLASSIC PARTY GAMES – Categories, Charades, Fishbowl, Werewolf
  • THINGS WITH SPRING/S – Clock, Mattress, Mousetrap, Trampoline

NYT Connections answers May 18

I don’t know what we did to make the NYT gods angry today, but they sure took it out on the Connections puzzle today. I painfully began by slowly solving the Yellow category. To be honest, solving this actually felt like getting the Purple one. I was shocked when I realized this was supposed to be easy.

I grudgingly moved onto the Green category and had better luck since I drive myself. I did have to do a double-take with Dogleg, but in the end, I got them all. This is also where my skills failed me.

I tried for a long time, but I couldn’t get past the Blue or Purple categories. After 20 minutes of pain, I had exhausted all my chances and got the NYT Connections puzzle for May 18. You win this time, NYT!

NYT Connections Past Answers

We hope the answers above helped you solve the NYT Connections puzzle for today. However, if you stumbled here by accident, there’s a chance you might be looking for answers to previous puzzles.

Well, for such times and more, we have you covered. Feel free to go through our directory to NYT Connections for the last three days for all the help you need.

What about you? How was your experience with today’s puzzle? Where did you get stuck if you did? Let us know in the comments below.