NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 22, 2024

The Strands today was pretty boring, and I didn’t have a fun time solving. After a while, it got rather annoying, and I cursed the NYT Editors for coming up with something so challengingly ordinary. Well, if you’re stuck at the game too, take a look at the May 22 NYT Strands’ hints and answers that I’ve listed 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 “Home grown”. And, just like me, you’re probably thinking about vegetables and fruits. We shall soon see if that thought is right.

May 22 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 – “Aromatic plants”.

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: A plant that rhymes with time
  • Hint #2: A ‘wise’ plant

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 22

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is HERBGARDEN, and it runs from left to right in 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 22

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:

  • SAGE
May 22 NYT Strands Solved

The Strands today had me looking for vegetables, fruits, and plants in the grids that can be home grown. While I was almost there, I wasn’t specifically thinking about herbs. So, I had to use up a hint after around 15 minutes of looking.

That gave me SAGE, and I still wasn’t sure what it was all about. However, after that, I somehow came across BASIL at the bottom right and grasped the theme there and then. I instantly found PARSLEY in the leftmost column and CORIANDER right on top of it. In the bottommost grids, there was ROSEMARY and diagonal to it, THYME.

Finally, that led me to find HERBGARDEN as the Spangram for the day. Well, I did have to use that one hint, but not too bad, given they’re herbs.

What about you? Did you solve the Strands today easily or did you have to use up hints like me? Do cry your heart out in the comments down below!

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