NYT Strands Hints and Answers for April 4, 2024

The Strands today saw me sighing every two seconds. I hadn’t even gotten over yesterday’s misery yet, and the Strands today left a bad taste in my mouth. While the theme wasn’t hard to decode, the letter grid didn’t favor my luck today. Anyway, I made it through, albeit not gloriously, and here are the hints and answers for April 4’s NYT Strands.

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “Consumerism”.

APRIL 4 NYT Strands Theme

While the theme today may seem pretty straightforward, we were certainly fooled. I don’t know if it’s got to do with our brains shutting down for the day or just the awkward letter placement in the grids, but something certainly made today’s Strands miserable.

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 – “school + brown paper bag”.

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: Frito Lays
  • Hint #2: Flour + water

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 4

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is LUNCHMONEY. It runs from top to bottom of the letters grid.

Apart from the Spangram, you’ll need to find 7 theme words in today’s puzzle. However, if you are having a tough time getting through the Strands, check out some tips and tricks in my guide on how to play NYT Strands.

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 4

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 4 NYT Strands Solved

Today, I first came across CHIPS as the first theme word and went blank after. But, a colleague who was passing by looked at the grid and found BREAD and BACON, silly me. Now, I thanked him and moved back to staring at the grid like an empty vessel. So, I decided to use a couple of hints.

Once I did, I almost decided never to solve Strands again. The first hint highlighted CLAMS and the second, DOUGH. That paved the way for me to find LUNCHMONEY as the Spangram for today. It was only after that I found LETTUCE and CABBAGE followed in succession, and that concluded my miserable game for the day.

Today, I used two hints and felt all too dumb. Can we please go without using any hints, sigh. What about you? Did you have a tough time-solving today’s game as well? If not, how many hints did you take? Let me know in the comments down below!

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