Strands - The New York Times Games

Strands - The New York Times Games



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What is Strands NYT Game?

Strands is a fun word game from the New York Times. It's like a puzzle mixed with word challenges and cool themes. Imagine a 6-by-8 grid full of letters. Your job is to find words that relate to a common topic.

What makes Strands different is that you can make words in all kinds of ways, not just in a straight line. Plus, there are new themes every day to keep things interesting. It's a great way to learn new words while having fun.

Checking Your Score

In Strands, you earn points as you solve puzzles. Try to get a 5-star rating by solving puzzles quickly and finding lots of words. Your scores are kept track of in your New York Times Games account, showing off your word skills.

How to play Strands?

Start the Game:

Open Strands to see the letter grid. Each day brings a new puzzle for you to solve.

Get the Theme:

Figure out the theme for the day. It could be animals, countries, or something else. This theme guides which words you're looking for on the board.

Find Words:

Connect letters to make words related to the theme. You can go up, down, sideways, or even in a twisty path. Start from any letter on the grid.

Use the Spangram:

Look for the special word called the spangram. It connects two sides of the board and helps uncover the theme. Use it to guide your strategy for finding other words.

Score Points and Stars:

Every correct word adds points to your score. Aim for the highest score and try to get a 5-star rating by finding all the themed words efficiently. Keep going until you've explored the theme and maxed out your score. Have fun word-hunting!

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