NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for June 18, 2024

Today’s Strands had the potential to absolutely wreck me, but somehow, it wasn’t much of a hairy situation. I surprised myself by solving it, but I sure do understand why you may be finding it to be difficult. So, I have curated a list of hints and answers for the June 18 NYT Strands 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 “It’s right under your nose!”.

June 18 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 – “‘tash”.

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: Eraser and ____
  • Hint #2: Toothpaste and____

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 18

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

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 5 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 18

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:

June 18 NYT Strands Solved

What seemed like horse extended into HORSESHOE, and that turned out to be a theme word? I was baffled. I accidentally found PENCIL in the leftmost column and that turned out to be a theme word too.

Even now, they seemed more like random words than anything related to the theme. When I found MUSTACHE as the Spangram for the day, I facepalmed too hard.

Right after, I found TOOTHBRUSH in the bottom left. On the bottom right, there was WALRUS and the last couple of grids gave me HANDLEBAR. That concluded today’s Strands!

Very strange how I could manage to get through today’s Strands without using 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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