July 23, 2024
As we speak’s NYT Strands Hints, Reply and Assist for July 9 #128

Strands does not get as a lot consideration as its New York Occasions recreation siblings Wordle and Connections, however it may be simply as difficult and entertaining. Strands simply moved out of beta, so it is now within the New York Occasions’ official Video games app, which could convey it extra followers. I am going into depth concerning the guidelines for Strands on this story. 

In the event you’re studying this, you in all probability want some assist with the Strands puzzle, so right here we go. Warning: Scroll down too far and too quick and you will see spoilers.

Want extra solutions? This is the reply for in the present day’s Wordle, and listed below are the solutions for in the present day’s Connections.

Learn extra: NYT Connections Turns 1: These Are the 5 Hardest Puzzles So Far

Trace for in the present day’s Strands puzzle

As we speak’s Strands theme is: Now on exhibit.

But when that does not enable you to, this is a clue: Suppose MOMA, or the Louvre.

Clue phrases to unlock in-game hints

Your purpose is to seek out hidden phrases that match the puzzle’s theme. In the event you’re caught, discover any phrases you may. Each time you discover three phrases of 4 letters or extra, Strands will reveal one of many theme phrases. These are the phrases I used to get these hints, however any phrases of 4 or extra letters that you simply discover will work:

  • PAIL, PANE, GREAT, RATE, PATE, PEAT, SANE, PINE, TEAR, TINE, PAINT, PAIN, PINT.

Solutions for in the present day’s Strands puzzle

These are the solutions that tie in to the theme. The purpose of the puzzle is to seek out all of them, together with the spangram, a theme phrase that reaches from one aspect of the puzzle to the opposite. Whenever you’ve obtained all of them (I initially thought there have been at all times eight however discovered that the quantity can fluctuate), each letter on the board will probably be used. Listed here are the nonspangram solutions:

  • MURAL, COLLAGE, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, LITHOGRAPH.

As we speak’s Strands spangram

As we speak’s Strands spangram is ART MUSEUM. To spell it out, begin with the A that is three letters down on the far left, and wind over and down.

Completed puzzle grid for July 9 Strands. Completed puzzle grid for July 9 Strands.

Admire the artwork.

Screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET

Methods to play NYT Strands

1. Use in the present day’s theme to search for phrases referring to that matter. See one? Drag or click on the letters so as. Click on on the final letter twice to submit your guess. In the event you’ve discovered a theme phrase, it will mild up in blue and keep that manner.

2. Different phrases you discover are thought of trace phrases that provide you with clues to the theme phrases. Discover three trace phrases (they will need to have no less than 4 letters every), and the sport will reward you by displaying you a theme phrase. However if you cannot unscramble it, discover three extra trace phrases and the sport will spotlight the theme phrase’s letters so as.

3. Hunt for the spangram, a particular theme phrase that spans your complete puzzle, although it may circulate throughout, or prime to backside. It summarizes the puzzle theme.

4. Whenever you’re accomplished, you may have used each letter on the board in both a theme phrase or spangram. Theme phrases fill your complete board and don’t overlap.