NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 7, 2024

Strands is more of a recreational break from the monotonicity of work at this point. Even if mining for theme words gets insanely hard on some days, I’m kind of addicted to the brain tease. If you’re not particularly in the mood for it though, you can refer to the hints and answers for the May 7 NYT Strands that I’ve 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 “Can you dig it?”.

May 7 NYT Strands Solved

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 – “Metals obtained through mining”.

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: Vampires are scared of this metal
  • Hint #2: Brass and Bronze are its alloys

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 7

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is HEAVYMETAL, and it runs from top to bottom 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 7

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:

  • GOLD

I don’t know if it’s just me or the round today, but it’s as if the words were deliberately trying to break free from the shackles of those grids. I found GOLD, SILVER, COPPER, and ARSENIC way too quickly. That also helped me find HEAVYMETAL as the vertical Spangram for the day.

Being more than halfway through the game already, the last couple of grids didn’t pose a challenge either. First, I found ANTIMONY in the rightmost grids. Then, in the leftmost grid, there was BISMUTH. That concluded my Strands for today, and well, didn’t use any hints either.

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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