NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for July 1

Do you need help with today’s Strands puzzle? Well, let’s make some sound and get ready to solve today’s puzzle. However, if you are still struggling, we have included the hints and answers to NYT Strands for July 1 below.

How to Play NYT Strands

Before we get to the puzzle, here’s a quick rundown of how to play NYT Strands for new players:

  • Using your mouse or fingers (if on a touchscreen), you need to connect letters on a grid to form words. You can drag your mouse to connect letters vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
  • Look for the Spangram or the central theme word, which will help you make more sense of the Strands theme.
  • Apart from the Spangram, you need to find other theme words in the puzzle, finding all of which will solve the puzzle.

However, if you want detailed tips and tricks, check out our guide on how to play NYT Strands.

Today’s Theme for NYT Strands

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is — we’ve got the beat

What are Hints 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.

Hint for today’s Spangram — instruments with hit, shaken, or scraped sound

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 some hints that may help you:

  • Strands Hint 1: synonym of clink, clank
  • Strands Hint 2: a shape

While you are here, go and check out the hints and answers for today’s NYT Connections here.

If these hints are not enough for you to find the Spangram and related theme words, you can fill the in-game hint meter and unlock hints. For today’s Strands, here are some random words you can use to unlock hints — CLAY, SURE, GANE, TINT, BOOT, BOON, GONE, STINT, RILE, and LENT.

Spoiler Warning #2: The next section reveals the answers for today’s Strands. So, I’d recommend not scrolling if you are still solving the puzzle. However, if you’re stuck though, scroll a wee bit to see the Spangram answer.

Today’s NYT Strands Answers (July 1)

Today’s Strands Spangram

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is —


As for the direction, the Spangram today starts from the left edge but doesn’t end on the right edge. Instead, it circles back to the left edge, as you can see in the screenshot below.

Today’s Strands Answers

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

  • DRUM
  • GONG
NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for July 1

The puzzle today was pretty straightforward too as the theme gave away the musical hint, and I’d instantly found DRUM at the top left corner. Then, I quickly stumbled upon TAMBOURINE and CYMBAL, making the theme even more clear to me. The grid then led me to TRIANGLE, GONG, and the Spangram – PERCUSSION – right after. Finally, I found RATTLE and completed today’s puzzle.

Yesterday’s NYT Strands Answers

If you have arrived here by mistake and are looking for the answers and the Spangram to the June 30 Strands puzzle, find yesterday’s NYT Strands answers.

On a scale of 1-10, how difficult do you think was today’s puzzle? It was a piece of cake for me today. Let us know in the comments below.

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