NYT Strands Hints and Answers for April 9, 2024

Oh, the Strands today was tough for me but it might be simple for you if you like American Football. I didn’t have a clue about it until the very end, but you might steer clear of my woes with this guide. Well, if you need some help, here are the hints and answers for the April 9 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 “Can I have my quarter back?”. This is definitely one of the longest Strands theme hints I have ever seen. However, it’s straightforward for football lovers in the U.S.

NYT Strands April 9 Theme

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 and today’s was no exception. The hint for today’s Spangram is – “_____ makes the dream work”.

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: howdy!
  • Hint #2: lover of one’s country

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 9

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

Apart from the Spangram, you’ll need to find 6 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 9

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:

NYT Strands April 9 Can I have my quarter back Solved

I couldn’t understand what the Strands theme meant today. First, it made me think about currency due to quarters, but I quickly figured out it was about quarterbacks. However, my knowledge in the ways of American Football is limited, so I was at a loss today.

Still, I accidentally stumbled upon COWBOY in the top right and then found DOLPHIN right next to it. It was after this that I hit a wall and had to use a hint. The first hint highlighted PANTHER for me and the second hint TITAN. Yes, I am that clueless about Football (not Soccer, though).

In the bottom left, I finally found PATRIOT. That led me straight to locating TEAMPLAYERS as the Spangram for the day.

How did your Strands today go? Did it come off as vague to you as it did to me? Or, did you find it easy and had to use no hints? Let me know in the comments down below!

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