NYT Connections Hints and Answers for May 20, 2024

The NYT Connections puzzle for May 20 was thankfully very easy. But if you still need help, then keep reading. With that, let’s begin solving the hints, categories, and answers for the NYT Connections puzzle for May 20!

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 – There’s magic all around us
  • Green Category – Words for folks being controlled
  • Blue Category – Choice of attire among heroes
  • Purple Category – Do you like action movies?

Additional Hint: Do you like Michael Bay?

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.


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 20

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

  • SORCERER’S OUTPUT – Charm, Hex, Magic, Spell
  • ONE BEING MANIPULATED – Instrument, Pawn, Puppet, Tool
  • CLASSIC SUPERHERO WEAR – Cape, Mask, Tights, Underwear
  • ACTION MOVIE DIRECTORS – Bay, Carpenter, Scott, Woo
NYT Connections Hints and Answers for May 20, 2024

Thankfully, the NYT staff recognized that today was a Sunday and treated me with kindness. I began by solving the Blue category by getting all the words I used to dress up with as a kid—all except the Cape, anyway. The Yellow category came next, and honestly, who hasn’t seen Harry Potter?

The Green category came next, and while I initially confused puppet for a movie, I quickly realized the connection between Pawn and Tool, too.

After all that was done, I had only four words left. I put them together, along with the Purple category and the NYT Connections puzzle for May 20.

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.

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