NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for June 16, 2024

Hi Strands fans! If you’re like me who craves a cup of hot beverage when it rains and stare out of the window, then the puzzle today won’t be too puzzling. If you need some help though, without making a storm in a teacup, here are the hints and answers for the June 16 NYT Strands!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “It’s in the bag”.

June 16 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 – “Time to sip it”.

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: What Indians call tea
  • Hint #2: Saltpeter + Sulfur + Charcoal

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 16

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

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 6 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 16

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:

  • CHAI
June 16 NYT Strands Solved

I’m an absolute tea lover, and having had almost all kinds of tea out there, I knew the bag in the theme was referring to tea bags. Finding CHAI, CHAMOMILE and JASMINE in the grids instantly, made it a lot easier. It didn’t take me long to find OOLONG, MATCHA and GUNPOWDER either in the grids. Ultimately, TEATIME turned out to be the Spangram for the day, and that was it for today’s Strands!

The chai lover in me is glad that he didn’t have to use any hints. What about you? 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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