NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for July 7

Do you need help with today’s NYT Strands puzzle? Well, the theme for today’s puzzle may be quite the oddball, but you can see it through with a bit of searching through the grid. If you are struggling to solve the game, we have simple hints along with the answers to NYT Strands for July 7 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 — Not just black and white

What are the Hints for Today’s Strands

Spoiler Warning:

Even though we try our best to be subtle, the hints below might partially spoil the experience. You’ve been warned. Scroll slowly.

Every Strands game has that one Spangram you need to decipher and today’s was no exception.

The hint for today’s Spangram — monochrome.

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:

  • Hint 1: precious silver-colored metal
  • Hint 2: what pencil lead is made of?

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

Today’s NYT Strands Answers (July 7)

Today’s Spangram

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is — GRAYSCALE.

Today’s 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:

  • SLATE
  • CHARCOAL
  • PLATINUM
  • GRAPHITE
  • STEEL
  • FLINT
NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for July 7

Today’s theme was “Not just black and white,” and true to it, I found the blue and yellow colors in a jiffy. Seconds after scanning the letter grid, I found my first word SLATE at the bottom right corner. Then, I spotted coal above it, but it wasn’t the answer. Instead, CHARCOAL turned out to be one of today’s answers.

This is when I spotted the word GRAY above it and connected the letters to form today’s Spangram, which is GRAYSCALE. Finding the remaining words was fairly simple. I found PLATINUM, STEEL, FLINT, and GRAPHITE in order to wrap up 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 July 6 Strands puzzle, find yesterday’s NYT Strands answers.

How difficult do you think today’s puzzle was on a scale of 1-10? Let us know your in the comments below.

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