NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 15, 2024

The Strands today would have given me a harder time, had I not had some company to level the playing field. If you don’t though, or are not familiar with the theme today, don’t worry. I have listed the hints and answers for the May 15 NYT Strands right below. So, let’s 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 “American pastime”.

May 15 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 – “Popular American bat-and-ball sport”.

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: Inner part of a sports field
  • Hint #2: Team bench area

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 15

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is BALLPARK, 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 15

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:

  • BASE

Like I said, I had some help. Thanks to my colleagues, we were able to solve the game without running into major hiccups. Right off the bat, we found BASE and MOUND in the bottom left. In the bottom right, we got BULLPEN. After a bit more looking, DUGOUT was pretty evident in the top left.

On the opposite side, there was STANDS. In the middle, there was FIELD, and right beside it was PLATE. Finally, from the remaining grids, we made out BALLPARK as the Spangram for the day. Phew, didn’t have to use any hints.

What about you though? Did you have to use any hints? Do let me know in the comments down below!

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