NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 19, 2024

I honestly couldn’t believe that the Strands today was as straightforward as it turned out to be. It was different though and definitely followed a rather modern form of expression, which was creative. Anyway, if you’re thinking too hard and can’t figure it out, take a look at the hints and answers for the May 19 NYT Strands down below!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “✨🔥🌹💀🤩👀💐”. Yes, you read that right. This is the first time we’re seeing something like this, and I’m all for it!

May 19 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 – “Pictograms!”.

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: You see with your___
  • Hint #2: Another word for ‘spellbound’

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 19

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is EMOJIS, 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 19

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:

  • ROSE
  • FIRE
  • SKULL
  • EYES
  • SPARKLES
  • BOUQUET
  • STARSTRUCK
May 19 NYT Strands Solved

When I first started looking for words these emoticons symbolized, I did second guess myself for thinking it to be too easy. However, it was, for I instantly found ROSE, SKULL, and EYES in the leftmost grids. At the bottom right, I found SPARKLES and right beside it, there was FIRE.

Running through the center, I found EMOJIS (of course, major facepalm moment) as the Spangram for the day, and at the top right of it, I found BOUQUET and STRARSTRUCK easily. That concluded my Strands today and well, I didn’t have to use any hints either. One of my fastest solves for sure.

What about you? Did you have to use any hints or was the puzzle too easy? Do let me know in the comments down below!

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