Today’s tips and answers for Thursday, May 23

Strands is back here again Thursday with a new theme and Spangram to solve, and we can help with it Strands answers for today, May 23.

If you’re new to Strands, your goal with this particular New York Times daily puzzle is to find all the theme words and a “Spangram” in a word search-style grid. All regular words relate to this Spangram, a word or phrase that you should also find in the word search.

To help you refine the theme and guess the related words, a theme sentence is provided. With this clue, you then have to find all the correct words related to it. The only catch is that your letters have to be next to each other, so it’s easier to find words than with a regular word search as you can switch in any direction, but this also makes it harder to find the exact theme words, because there are so many options.

Fortunately, there is a hint system. For each word you submit that is not a theme word or spangram, you will make progress towards unlocking a hint. Once you’ve unlocked one, you can press the hint button. The outline of the correct theme word is highlighted.

It’s also important to note that Strands is currently in beta, so some of these rules may change in the future after full release.

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Tips for today’s Strands answer

Rather than jumping straight to the answers, you may only need a few clues to find all the theme words and the Spangram, so here are some tips for today’s Strands:

  • Today’s theme tip ‘No dice!’ refers to social games that you play without dice.
  • The Spangram starts on the fifth line, ends on the last line and is 10 letters long, divided into two words.
  • In total there are one theme words of five letters, one of seven letters, one of eight letters and two theme words of nine letters.
  • One of the nine-letter words starts with ‘C’ and is the term for someone who is famous.
  • The other nine-letter word starts with ‘T’ and is something you can use to talk over long distances.

Strands will respond before May 22

Here are the Strands answers for today:


Today’s Strands Spangram is ‘PARTY GAMES’.

All Strands replies by May 23, 2024.

Image credit: The New York Times

Apart from ‘CELEBRITY’ I didn’t find the Strands that difficult today, but admittedly I had to use hints to get there faster. Hopefully the above clues also helped you solve today’s Beaches quickly!

What to play after Strands

You may have heard of this game called Wordle? It’s pretty good, we think it might stick. If you’ve already solved that today, The New York Times does offer other games. When it comes to word-based games, there’s Connections, the Mini Crossword, Spelling Bee and Letter Boxed. If you fancy a break from words, you can also try Tiles, a motif matching game, or Sudoku.

NYT Games

Maybe you just want to keep playing Strands instead of turning it into a daily puzzle? Then Strands Unlimited is the puzzle for you. There are a few differences in the rules, but it’s really just an almost endless stream of Strands puzzles to solve.

However, if you’re looking for something similar to Connections, people in the UK might want to fire up the BBC iPlayer and play along with Only Connect, which came out many years before the daily NYT Connections puzzle, which was hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell. quickly point out.

Puzzgrid is another Connections-style puzzle that’s closer to the BBC show than the NYT version, as you only have three minutes to solve them.

There is also Semantle, a game puzzle where you have to find the secret word by guessing its meaning. Spelling doesn’t count in Semantle, because you must instead pay attention to the numerical value of your guesses to map your path to the answer.

Finally, if you’re interested in how the NYTimes puzzles are made, we have an interview with Jonathan Knight, Head of Games for The NYTimes

Good luck solving today’s Strands!

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