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

Hello, my Strands family! While the puzzle loves to play with our minds on a daily basis, it rolls a different kind of a dice today. One that may catch you a little off guard, given that the theme today is a tad vague. Well, your boy still managed to solve it without much of a hassle, and is here to help you out. So, if you need the aid, do check out the hints and answers for the June 17 NYT Strands that I’ve listed below!

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 17 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 – “Tabletop games are also called____”.

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: A business tabletop game
  • Hint #2: Warships and ruled grids

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 17

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is BOARDGAMES, and it runs from bottom to top 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 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:

  • RISK
  • CLUE
June 17 NYT Strands Solved

While I had no idea what the Strands theme today suggested, I couldn’t help but instantly notice MONOPOLY in the top left. Once that turned out to be a theme word, I found RISK and TROUBLE right under it. BOARDGAMES turned out to be the Spangram, of course.

However, after doing that good, my limited board game knowledge came to an end and I couldn’t find anything on the grids anymore. I had to use a hint, and that gave me CLUE. In the bottom right, I finally spotted BATTLESHIPS, which was my absolute favorite game growing up. The last few grids were housing SORRY, and that was it for today’s Strands!

Well, we had a good enough no-hints streak, which broke today, thanks to that one hint. 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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