July 16, 2024
Right this moment’s NYT Strands Hints, Reply and Assist for June 21, #110

Look out, Wordle and Connections, right here comes Strands. Like these two video games, Strands is a New York Instances on-line phrase recreation. Proper now Strands is simply in beta, so it does not but present up in The New York Instances’ Video games app. You must go directly to the game. And since it is in beta, that means it is nonetheless being examined, it could be improved earlier than it is totally launched. I’m going into depth concerning the guidelines for Strands on this story. 

Strands jogs my memory of these old school Phrase Discover books they used to promote in each grocery-store checkout lane. You are given a grid of letters, however not like the Phrase Discover books, no record of phrases. That is what makes the sport enjoyable — and irritating.

And should you’re studying this, you most likely want some assist with the June 21 Strands puzzle, so right here we go. Warning: Scroll down too far and too quick and you may see spoilers.

Want extra solutions? Right here 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

Right this moment’s Strands theme is: We do.

But when that does not aid you, this is a clue: Dearly beloved…

Clue phrases to unlock in-game hints

Your purpose is to seek out hidden phrases that match the puzzle’s theme. When you’re caught, discover any phrases you possibly can.  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 just discover will work. 

SLIM, REDS, FIRE, CADDY, DRIFT, DATE, SEND, CUTE, CANE

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. If you’ve acquired all of them (I initially thought there have been at all times eight however realized that the quantity can range), each letter on the board will probably be used. Listed below are the non-spangram solutions.

VOWS, RING, KISS, BOUQUET, CAKE, DANCE, FRIENDS, FAMILY

Right this moment’s Strands spangram

Right this moment’s Strands spangram is WEDDING. To spell it out, begin with the W that is 4 rows down on the far proper, and wind your method throughout the puzzle.

Image of the NYT Strands puzzle for June 21, completed. Image of the NYT Strands puzzle for June 21, completed.

One thing borrowed, one thing blue.

Screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET

The way to play NYT Strands

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

2. Different phrases you discover are thought-about trace phrases that offer you clues to the theme phrases. Discover three trace phrases (they will need to have a minimum of 4 letters every), and the sport will reward you by exhibiting 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 the complete puzzle, although it might circulate throughout, or high to backside. It summarizes the puzzle theme.

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