NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for June 30

Do you need help with today’s Strands puzzle? It might seem a bit tricky at first, but you can shine like a diamond, my friend. However, if you’re still struggling, we have added the hints and answers to NYT Strands for June 30 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 — CUT AND COLOR.

All the 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.

The hint for today’s Spangram — think of your favorite gemstones.

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: red stone
  • Strands Hint 2: purple quartz

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 — JEWEL, JEWELER, STONE, MASON, GRANT, and TEAL.

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 (June 30)

Today’s Strands Spangram

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands is — JEWELTONES.

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:

  • RUBY
NYT Strands Today – Hints, Answers & Spangram for June  30

The start of today’s Strands puzzle was quick and easy since I found RUBY and SAPPHIRE at the top of the letters grid right away. This made the theme evident in a jiffy. I even found JEWELS in the grid, but it didn’t lead to jewelry or jewelstones or something of the sort, so I looked further.

Then, I stumbled upon AMETHYST and EMERALD, followed by TOPAZ to its left and GARNET even further in the leftmost column. This soon brought to light today’s Spangram JEWELTONES and it left me facepalming cause the color hint was right in today’s theme. Still, I did not use any hints, which is a win in my books.

Yesterday’s NYT Strands Answers

If you have arrived here by mistake and are looking for the answers and the Spangram to the June 29 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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