NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for July 8

Do you need help with today’s NYT Strands puzzle? Well, if you’re someone who sleeps and gets up at a set time to maintain their habits and productivity, you will nail the puzzle with ease today. But if you’re struggling to solve the game, we have simple hints along with the answers to NYT Strands for July 8 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 — Rise and shine

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 — things you do every morning.

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: delaying the alarm
  • Hint 2: first meal of the day

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 8)

Today’s Spangram

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

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:

  • WORK
  • WAKE
NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for July 8

Today’s puzzle was an easy one and can be completed in a couple of minutes. The “Rise and Shine” theme made me think of sunrise and such, but one look at the puzzle and I had already found two words — WAKE and WORK. This made me realize the Spangram is related to things we do in the morning.

Hence, I quickly stumbled upon SNOOZE at the top left, followed by today’s MORNING ROUTINE Spangram in the middle, running top to bottom. Now, it was only a matter of seconds and I quickly connected the remaining letters to make SHOWER, DRESS, and BREAKFAST to finish the game.

Yesterday’s NYT Strands Answers

If you have arrived here by mistake and are looking for the answers and the Spangram to the July 7 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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