NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 5, 2024

While I was off to a good start, the Strands today had me do quite the hard yards. Well, if you’re here, it’s not been any kinder to you either. So, before you drive yourself insane, take a look at the NYT Strands May 4 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 “Tools for the job”.

May 5 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 – “Another word for gardening”.

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: This tool is used for digging
  • Hint #2: This tool is used to level the soil

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 5

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is YARDWORK, 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 5

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:

  • RAKE

The ‘tools’ in the theme helped me land SHOVEL as the first theme word. Then, rhyming with it and resting right beside it, I found TROWEL. I found the Spangram next, which was YARDWORK running from left to right in the grids. After that though, it took me a while to find GLOVES as the next theme word, post which I had to use a hint to find the next word.

The hint gave me RAKE and from the empty grids beside it, I found SHEARS. Your Strands boy was lost yet again, and had to use another hint to get EDGER from it. The last couple of unsolved grids were housing TRIMMER and that concluded our Strands today.

We had to use those two hints though. What about you? Did you do better or worse than me at today’s round? Do let me know in the comments down below!

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