NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 30, 2024

While the Strands today had every opportunity to squash me under its heels, I somehow turned out to be good at it. I had some incredible luck today with all my guesses having landed. However, if you can’t relate with the theme or are not having good luck with the game today, do check out the hints and answers for the May 30 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 “Pump it up!”.

May 30 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 – “This shoe adds quite a few inches”.

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: The crunchy lower portion of an ice cream is called____
  • Hint #2: A baby cat is called this

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 30

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is HIGHHEELS, and it runs from bottom to top in 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 30

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:

  • CONE
May 30 NYT Strands Solved

The Strands theme today was honestly a bit vague, and had me thinking about cars at first. After not finding Bentley and Porsche in the grids, I knew that was a wrong trajectory altogether. Even after accidentally finding WEDGE didn’t help. However, when I found STILETTO and CHUNKY to solve the rightmost portion of the puzzle, I realized I was looking for heels here.

And, well, HIGHHEELS turned out to be the Spangram for the day. After that though, I thought I’d be in trouble because that’s the most I know about heels. But, who needs knowledge when you’ve got luck? I had tons of it today and CUBAN at the bottom left turned out to be a theme word. Right above it, I found BLOCK, CONE and KITTEN in quick succession, and that was game over for me today.

Didn’t have to use any hints, and the hot streak is maintained well (at least so far). What about you though? Was it too easy or did you have to use up hints? Do cry your heart out in the comments down below.

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