NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for April 17, 2024

The Strands today had me sweating quite a bit, for it was challenging. While I unveiled the Spangram early and was off to a running start, the theme words had me in a pickle. Anyway, if you find it too challenging, I have listed the hints and answers for the April 17 NYT Strands for you to go through.

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “The long run”. Is it making you think of Forrest Gump too? Hmmm… maybe you are not too far off.

NYT Strands April 17

Spangram Hint 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 is – “Long distance race on foot”.

Theme Words Hints for Today’s Strands

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 two theme word hints that may help you:

  • Hint #1: Another word for coach
  • Hint #2: A balanced diet gives you this

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 April 17

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is MARATHON, and it runs from left to right on the letters grid.

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 7 theme words in today’s puzzle. However, if you are having a tough time getting through the Strands, check out some tips and tricks in my guide on how to play NYT Strands.

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

List of Theme Words for NYT Strands on April 17

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

  • PACE
  • GAIT
NYT Strands April 17 Solved

“Run Forrest, run!” Like I said, the theme had me thinking about Forrest Gump, and while I didn’t exactly hit the spot with that, it helped me find SPEED and PACE as theme words. Right after, I found MARATHON as the Spangram for the day. However, I went completely blank after this, and I ended up using a hint.

The hint gave me GAIT, after which I found TRACK at the top. The bottom portion housed COURSE and the right corner gave me TRAINER. With that, I found NUTRITION in the final couple of grids. Well, that concluded my Strands for the day.

That one hint set me back in my no-hint streak though. What about you? Did you have to use any hints or was the game easy enough for you? Let me know in the comments down below!

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