NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for June 12, 2024

Hi fellow Strands heads! Although I have developed a sweet tooth for these puzzles, the round today left a rather bitter taste in my mouth. Not being able to figure out the theme sooner was probably the reason. Anyway, I wouldn’t want you to stress yourself out trying to solve it, if you’re not up for it today. So, instead, take a look at the hints and answers for the June 12 NYT Strands that I’ve listed down below!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “By the dozen”.

June 12 NYT Strands Theme

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 – “America’s favorite fried cakes”.

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 three theme word hints that may help you:

  • Hint #1: Opposite of thawed
  • Hint #2: Also means shiny

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 June 12

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is DOUGHNUTS, and it runs from left to right in 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 June 12

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:

  • CAKE
  • HOLE
June 12 NYT Strands Solved

The theme instantly made me think about eggs, for that’s what I mostly buy in batches of 12. So, maybe it was about things that you buy by the dozen, I thought. After several minutes of desperate and fruitless looking, I decided it was time to use a hint. The hint gave me CAKE, and I was pretty sure that buying 12 cakes wasn’t normal.

I accidentally stumbled upon GLAZED at the bottom left, and was still not sure where this was going. So, I had to use another hint, which gave me HOLE, and that instantly brought DOUGHNUTS to my head. And yes, that turned out to be the Spangram for the day.

Rest of the puzzle fell into place, and I instantly found POWDERED, JELLY, and FROSTED. The remaining grids in the top left gave me HOLE and CIDER. That was it for the Strands today!

Sadly, with that, my no-hints streak came to an end, yet again. What about you though? On a scale of 1-10, how difficult was the Strands today for you? Do cry your heart out in the comments down below!

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