NYT Strands Today: Hints, Spangram & Answers for June 21

While the Strands today didn’t make me fall head over heels in love with the challenge it posed, it was a fun little solve. However, if you’re having a tough time with it, don’t refrain from taking a look at the hints and answers for the June 21 NYT Strands down below!

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 “We do.”

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 – “The Big Day!”.

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: A popular TV show starting with the letter ‘F’
  • Hint #2: Birthday celebration is not complete without this

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 — FAIL, SIDE, REST, RIFT, BOUNCE, CUTS, MAIL, SAIL, FIRE, RIFE, STRIFE, and QUEST.

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 21)

Today’s Strands Spangram

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is WEDDING, and it runs from right to left 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:

  • FAMILY
  • KISS
  • RING
  • VOWS
  • CAKE
  • BOUQUET
  • DANCE
  • FRIENDS
June 21 NYT Strands Solved

The very first word I found in the grids was FAMILY. Vin Diesel would be proud. Next, right under it, I found KISS, and in the bottom right, DANCE. With that, it wasn’t hard to find WEDDING as the Spangram for the day.

At the bottom left, I found FRIENDS and diagonal to it, BOUQUET. The top right section gave me RING and VOWS. The last few grids gave me CAKE and that was it for today’s Strands!

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 20’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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