NYT Strands Hints and Answers for March 19, 2024

Hi fellow Strands addicts, I’m back with yet another puzzle solution. I’m still not over my Monday blues, though, and Strands was undoubtedly the most exciting part of my day. But, not going to lie, today’s game had me be a tad too overconfident, only to prove that I’m not as lucky. Oh, did I give you a hint right there? Nope, I am not going to say anything further. Read on to find out, as I take you through the March 19 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 “That’s fortunate”.

Today’s Strands was yet another easy solve. Although it started like, what seemed my best solv for mee, it didn’t end that well. I won’t say anything else here. You’ll know soon enough.

Oh, by the way, if you are new to this game, check out our guide on how to play NYT Strands.

Spangram Hint for Today’s Strands

Spoiler Warning #1

Even though we have tried our best to be subtle, the hints below might partially spoil the experience. Proceed with caution.

When it comes to Strands, there are two categories of words in the game. The Spangrams are the ones you should be targeting first since the other regular theme words fall under it directly. Every Strands game has one Spangram that you need to decipher. Think of it as the main theme of sorts.

Uncovering the Spangram as early on as possible makes completing the game easier. The hint for today’s Spangram is “Objects of good fortune”.

Theme Words Hints for Today’s Strands

Now, if you have figured out the Spangram from the above hint, figuring out the theme words will understandably be fairly easy. However, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Instead, here are hints to 2 out of 8 theme words that may help you:

  • Hint #1: Magnets are lucky
  • Hint #2: Off it goes in the wishing well

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 March 19

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands is LUCKYCHARMS.

Keeping the Spangram aside, you have only 5 theme words in today’s puzzle. This is the lowest number of theme words I have seen in the game. However, the theme words were straightforward this time around as well. Once you find the Spangram, they will be easier to find, for sure.

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

List of Theme Words for NYT Strands on March 19

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

March 19 NYT Strands Solved

Uncovering what the theme for today was about turned out to be no rocket science. For a change, my head was right where it was supposed to be. I guess, I learned my lesson from last day’s Strands game after all. I’m saying this because I unveiled the Spangram first as the theme word. After trying a couple of things with LUCKY, starting at the second column and first row from the left, I finally stretched it out to find LUCKYCHARMS.

With the Spangram out of the way, all my remaining doubts had cleared up. I knew my head was in the right direction. With that, I found PENNY right in the center of the puzzle. Then, beside the Spangram, spanning as much as the Spangram itself, I found HORSESHOE. And yep, it was a theme word.

But, of course, NYT doesn’t want me to end the game without using a single hint. So, I found myself in a tough spot, yet again. After a few minutes of trying to figure it out, I had to use the hint meter to find LADYBUG, starting at the first column and second row from the right.

With that out of the way, I could easily make out WISHBONE and SHAMROCK from the top and bottom grids, respectively. How could I not spot ladybug, though? Sigh.

Yet AGAIN, I had to end a Strands game with a hint. So, that’s a fail in my books. We will get there. But the good thing is, I was able to unveil the Spangram before anything else, which is a first. That’s 1 out of 2 things that I have been wanting to do at Strands, which makes me happy.

What about you? Did you run into those hiccups at today’s Strands as well? How many hints did you use to solve today’s game? Let me know in the comments down below!

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