NYT Strands today: hints, spangram and answers for Tuesday, June 11

Strands is a new daily puzzle from the New York Times that offers a more challenging twist on the classic word search, requiring sharp observation skills to solve.

Just like Wordle, Connections, and the Mini Crossword, Strands can sometimes be quite challenging. There’s no harm in needing a bit of assistance now and then. If you’re stuck and need help with today’s Strands puzzle, look at the solutions below.


How to play NYT Strands

In Strands, your objective is to find “theme words” hidden within a grid of letters. Here’s how to play:

  1. Identify Theme Words: Search the grid for words that fit the puzzle’s theme.
  2. Manipulate Letters: Drag or tap on letters to form words; double-tap the final letter to confirm the word.
  3. Highlighting: Correct words will be highlighted in blue and will no longer be selectable.
  4. Non-Theme Words: Finding non-theme words is also helpful. For every three non-theme words of at least four letters, you’ll receive a hint revealing letters of a theme word that you need to unscramble.
  5. Letter Usage: Each letter in the grid is used only once, and there’s no overlap between words.
  6. Spangram: Each puzzle includes a “spangram,” a special theme word that stretches across two opposite sides of the board and is highlighted in yellow when found.

The goal is to complete the puzzle quickly while minimizing the use of hints.


Hint for today’s NYT Strands puzzle

Today’s theme is “Hold up…”

Hint: Think about different ways to raise or elevate something.


Today’s NYT Strands answers

If you’re still having trouble, here are the answers for today’s Strands puzzle:

Today’s Spangram:


Theme Words:

  • LIFT

Use these answers to guide you through the puzzle and see if you can solve it without using too many hints. Happy puzzling!