NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 14, 2024

Hi Strands fam! I’m back with another round of Strands, and phew, was it tough. At one point, I even thought that solving the Strands today wouldn’t bear any fruit for I couldn’t make any sense of it. It practically drove me nuts. Somehow, I made it through, and have listed the hints and answers for the May 14 NYT Strands down below. So, if you need the help, do 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 “On board”.

May 14 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 – “Fancy word for cured meat.

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: Scientifically called Olea europae
  • Hint #2: Another word for crazy

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 14

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

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 7 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 14

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:

  • BRIE
  • NUTS

At first, hopes were high for I instantly yet accidentally found OLIVE in the top left. After a while, I also found FRUIT in the bottom left. However, when I couldn’t find anything else in the next 10 minutes or so, I knew I was doomed. It was time to use a hint. The hint revealed BRIE in the top right, and I still had no idea what the Strands today was about.

Right under BRIE though, I found SALAMI, albeit accidentally, and I was lost yet again. WHAT IS THIS STRANDS EVEN? Well, as you probably predicted, I used another hint to get NUTS at the bottom.

Right alongside it, I found SPREAD and thanked the Strands Gods for not making this a complete fail. I think I gave up at this point, for I used another hint to get CRACKER. That instantly revealed CHARCUTERIE as the Spangram for the day. In other words, a Charcuterie Board. Sigh.

Well, that was it for me, and it was quite brutal, having pushed me to use three hints. What about you? How did your Strands today go? Do let me know in the comments down below!

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