NYT Strands Today: Hints, Spangram & Answers for June 20

The Strands today will probably take you back to all those lovely days you have spent binging your favorite shows. It certainly had that effect on me, and it settled right with my taste, letting me solve it in mere minutes. However, if you’re having a tough time, take a look at today’s Strands hints and answers for June 20!

How to Play NYT Strands

Before I get to decoding the puzzle for today, here’s a quick rundown of how to play NYT Strands for new players:

  • Using your mouse or fingers (if on a touchscreen), you need to connect letters on a grid to form words. You can drag your mouse to connect letters vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
  • Look for the Spangram or the central theme word, which will help you make more sense of the Strands theme.
  • Apart from the Spangram, you need to find other theme words in the puzzle, finding all of which will solve the puzzle.

However, if you want detailed tips and tricks, check out my guide on how to play NYT Strands.

What Is Today’s Theme for NYT Strands

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “They’re good for a laugh”.

Hints 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 – “Comedy TV shows are also called ___”.

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 hints that may help you:

  • Hint #1: Story of six friends
  • Hint #2: Sacred Heart Hospital

While you are here, go and check out the hints and answers for today’s NYT Connections here.

If these hints are not enough for you to find the Spangram and related theme words, you can fill the in-game hint meter and unlock hints. For today’s Strands, here are some random words I found in my quest to find today’s words — COMMUNE, COMMS, STIR, TIRE, TIER, SIRE, CHER, NERD, FIRE, WIRE, COST, and DIRT.

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.

Today’s NYT Strands Answers (June 20)

Today’s Strands Spangram

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

Today’s Strands Answers

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:

  • COMMUNITY
  • VEEP
  • SCRUBS
  • FRIENDS
  • CHEERS
  • BEWITCHED
June 20 NYT Strands Solved

Right off the bat, I actually didn’t get the theme. It was when I found COMMUNITY as a theme word for the day, it led me straight to SITCOMS, which turned out to be the Spangram.

Once that was clear, your boy looked for FRIENDS and found it in the bottom left corner. Right on top of it sat SCRUBS. Both are Sitcoms that I’ve watched growing up.

Next, I found CHEERS at the bottom right, and on top of it, BEWITCHED. Finally, in the top right corner, VEEP sealed the deal and the Strands today was done.

Yesterday’s Strands Answers

If you have arrived here by mistake and are looking for the answers and Spangrams to the previous day’s Strands puzzle, find the solution to June 19’s Strands.

Yep, got through today’s Strands without using any hints, yet again. 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 below.

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