NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 10, 2024

After last day’s disastrous solve, I certainly prayed for the Strands today to take it easy on me. Good for me, it didn’t land a hard blow, and I found it to be fairly easy. If you’re having a bad time with it though, you can always take to the hints and answers for the May 10 NYT Strands that I’ve listed down below. So, let’s begin!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “Like a rocket”.

May 10 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 – “Flying around Earth”.

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: Pathway of a planet
  • Hint #2: Landing on the sea

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 May 10

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is SPACEFLIGHT, and it runs from top to bottom on 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 May 10

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:


Well, the theme was a big hint in itself and helped me find ORBIT in the bottom right. A little more looking gave me LAUNCH in the leftmost grids at the top. Right under it was SPLASHDOWN, which wasn’t hard to find either.

In the middle, I found REENTRY trying not to enter my vision. Finally, the top right grids housed ENCOUNTER, which ultimately led me straight to finding SPACEFLIGHT as the Spangram for the day.

It’s too early to say that we’re back on our no-hints streak. But, it was a good game and I’m happy about it. What about you? Did you find it to be hard or was it a smooth flight? Let me know in the comments down below!

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