NYT Strands Today: Hints, Spangram & Answers for June 22

To solve the Strands today, you’ll probably need to tap into your inner cat and detect letters that fall into an all-too-familiar pattern. If it’s giving you too hard a time though, do take a look at the hints and answers for the June 22 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 “I love the nightlife.”

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 – “These animals stay awake at night”.

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 some hints that may help you:

  • Hint #1: A big dotted cat!
  • Hint #2: This animal reeks when threatened

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 — LATE, TOWN, CART, PARS, DUNS, DURN, DUNK, POLE, KART, PARD, RUNS, and LOPE.

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 22)

Today’s Strands Spangram

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

June 22 NYT Strands Solved

While my first instinct was to find party-related words in the grids, I knew it wasn’t right. Fortunately, finding WOMBAT and LEOPARD in the grids helped. I found NOCTURNAL as the Spangram right after.

That led me straight to finding SKUNK, COYOTE, and OPOSSUM in the grids. The final grids housed AARDVARK and well, that’s 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 21’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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