NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 2, 2024

While the Strands today did try to throw me off, my brain somehow started working and threw me a line. That helped me figure it out in no time at all. However, if you are having some trouble making it through, take a look at the hints and answers for the May 2 NYT Strands that I have listed below!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “What’s my line?”.

May 2 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 – “Animals with lines on their bodies are called ____”.

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: Big orange cat
  • Hint #2: Nemo’s species
  • Hint #3: A popular Autobot from Transformers

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 2

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is STRIPED, and it runs from left to right 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 2

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:

May 2 NYT Strands Solved

The theme for today’s Strands had me think about dialogues, which led me to wonder if it was all about the names of popular actors and actresses. Well, that was a wrong turn. However, after finding TIGER, CHIPMUNK, and ZEBRA in the bottom portion of the grids, I knew what it was about. The theme was talking about lines as in striped animals.

Guess what? STRIPED turned out to be the Spangram for the day. Running right at the top, I found CLOWNFISH. A bit more searching gave me SKUNK and the last couple of grids formed BUMBLEBEE. With that, the Strands for today was over, and I didn’t have to use any hints.

How did your Strands go? Did you have to use any hints or was it easy enough? Let me know in the comments down below!

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