NYT Strands Hints, Answers and Spangram for July 9, 2024

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NYT Strands July 9, 2024

NYT Strands Answers and Spangram: Are you having trouble solving today’s NYT Strands puzzle? The puzzle for today isn’t too difficult, but its theme can cause some confusion for you. The NYT Strands for July 9 answers are provided here, along with some basic tips in case you’re having trouble finishing the game.

Although NYT Strands isn’t as well-known as its New York Times game brothers Wordle and Connections, it may be just as enjoyable and difficult. Strands recently exited beta testing and is now available on the official Games app of the New York Times, which may attract additional users. In this story, I go into a lot of detail on the NYT Strands rules.

How To Play Strands

The Strands puzzle from the New York Times is a parody of the traditional word search. Since it’s currently in beta, its survival depends on how many people use it each day.

Every day, a new Strands game is available to play. You will be given a six-by-eight grid of letters to work within the game. The goal is to identify a cluster of words that share a common theme; you’ll be able to deduce what that theme is. A theme word will always be highlighted in blue when you find it.

Here’s a little explanation of how to play NYT Strands for new players before we get to the puzzle:

  • To make words, you must link the letters on a grid using your mouse or your fingers if you’re using a touchscreen. To join letters diagonally, vertically, or horizontally, drag your mouse.
  • To better understand the Strands topic, look for the Spangram or the main theme word.
  • In addition to the Spangram, you also need to look for additional theme words in the problem; solving them all will reveal the solution.

Today’s Theme for NYT Strands

Today’s Strands theme is: Now on exhibit.

Hints for Today’s Strands

There is always that one Spangram in a Strands game that you have to figure out, and today’s was no exception.

Here’s the hint for today’s Spangram: a place that displays art.

It should be simple to determine the theme words if you have deduced the Spangram from the given clue. I don’t want to spoil it for you, though. Alternatively, you may find the following tips helpful:

  • Hint 1: photomontage
  • Hint 2: art made by carving stone, wood, clay

Today’s NYT Strands Answers (July 9, 2024)

The responses that relate to the theme are as follows. Finding each one is the objective of the problem, along with the spangram—a theme word that extends from one side to the other.

Every letter on the board will be used once you’ve got them all (I used to think there were always eight, but I now know that there are actually more than eight). The nonspangram responses are as follows:


Today’s NYT Strands Spangram

ArtMuseum is the theme of today’s Strands spangram. To spell it out, start with the A that’s three letters in on the top row, and wind your way down.

NYT Strands Spangram July 9, 2024
NYT Strands Spangram July 9, 2024

Not a particularly challenging Strands today. Oddly enough, even though LITHOGRAPH is perhaps the difficult word on this list, I noticed it almost immediately. Not too long afterward, I noticed MUSEUM—though there were two possible spellings for it.

When none of them did, I deduced that it was a component of the spangram and proceeded in reverse order to locate it. There were just four words left. Some were challenging—PAINT could be spelt two different ways, and I didn’t figure out how to spell that one until I found the ING—but once I got MURAL and PAINT, the other two came together quite fast.

That’s the NYT Strands Answers and Spangram for today, along with some helpful hints. If you were unable to guess it this time, don’t be too hard on yourself. Tomorrow, there’ll be fresh NYT Strands to challenge your brain power, and we’ll be returning to provide you with further supportive guidance.

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