NYT Strands Hints and Answers for April 2, 2024

Today’s Strands was a fun solve, and also reminded your boy to do some grocery shopping. Yeah, I’m probably not making much sense to you right now. Read on, and you will know. As always, I have penned down the hints and answers for the April 2 NYT Strands. So, let’s get down to it!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “Rolling in the aisles”

April 2 2024 NYT Strands Theme

If you have a broken sense of humor like me, you probably sang the theme out in the scales of Rolling in the deep. Well, me and Akshay certainly did. The theme was not that difficult to decode after a certain theme word popped up on the grids.

Spangram Hint for Today’s Strands

Spoiler Warning #1 Even though we try our best to be subtle, the hints below might partially spoil the experience. You’ve been warned.

Every Strands game has that one Spangram that you need to decipher. Today’s Spangram was no exception and the hint is – “Grocery shopping checklist”.

Theme Words Hints for Today’s Strands

If you have figured out the Spangram from the above hint, figuring out the theme words will be easy. However, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Instead, here are hints to two out of six theme words that may help you:

  • Hint #1: No, I’m lactose intolerant
  • Hint #2: Something’s fishy!

Spoiler Warning #2 The next sections reveal the answers for today’s NYT Strands. So, I’d recommend not scrolling further if you are still solving the puzzle. However, if you are stuck, I suggest scrolling a wee bit to see the Spangram answer.

Spangram Answer for NYT Strands on April 2

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands is GROCERYSTORE. It runs from right to left on the letters grid.

Apart from the Spangram, you’ll need to find 6 theme words in today’s puzzle. Meanwhile, if you are having a tough time getting through your first couple of Strands, check out my guide on how to play NYT Strands. I have also added a couple of tips and tricks to help you learn the ropes.

Anyway, with that being said, let’s go to the next section. However, proceed only if you are ready to check out the theme words.

List of Theme Words for NYT Strands on April 2

If you have scrolled this far, you are probably ready to see the answers. So, let’s take a look at today’s theme words in Strands:

April 2 2024 NYT Strands Solved

After marking countless non-theme words on the grid, me and Akshay bumped against MEATS in the bottom left corner. From there, it was easy and we realized that this had to do with things at a store’s aisle.

At the top left, we found DAIRY. Finding PRODUCE, FROZEN and BAKERY took two seconds after that. With that, right in the middle of all these words, we unveiled GROCERYSTORE as the Spangram for the day. Finally, we found SEAFOOD running vertically under the Spangram and called it a day.

Well, another day of not using hints in Strands. Let’s see how long we can maintain this streak.

What about you? Did you solve today’s game as easily? If not, how many hints did you take? Let me know in the comments down below!

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