NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 11, 2024

Today’s Strands was not a bed of roses, but neither was it a prickly thorn, and I managed to push through without taking much damage. However, like me, if you can’t relate to the theme today and have been out of the game for too long, you’ll find it rather difficult. To help you out, I have listed the May 11 NYT Strands hints and answers right here. So, take a look!

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 a date!”.

May 11 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 – “Every highschooler’s dream dance”.

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: Shake a leg on the floor!
  • Hint #2: Men’s formal suit

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 11

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

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 6 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 11

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:


I’d lying if I told you that the Stands today didn’t give me a hard time. While I did have a good start, having found DRESS in the top right and CORSAGE in the top left, it didn’t last long. A little extra looking did give me DANCE in the middle, but I was at a loss after that. Had to use that one hint to get COURT.

From here on, it was fairly a smooth sail, and I found TUXEDO and PROMNIGHT as the Spangram for the day. However, the bottommost grids gave me the hardest time. I couldn’t figure out if it was a single Spangram-like word or two individual words. After a bit of trying I found BOUTONNIERE, and that was it for today’s round.

While I had to use that one hint, I don’t feel too bad about it. Not too bad at all, actually. What about you? Did you fare well at today’s Strands or did it turn out to be a complete disaster? Let me know in the comments down below!

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