NYT Strands today: hints, spangram and answers for Tuesday, June 25

Strands is a fresh and challenging daily puzzle from the New York Times, offering a more intricate twist on the classic word search. You’ll need sharp eyes and keen insight to conquer this game.

Like Wordle, Connections, and the Mini Crossword, Strands can be a bit tricky some days. Don’t worry if you need a little help from time to time. If you’re stuck on today’s Strands puzzle, we’ve got the solved puzzle below.


How to play NYT Strands

  1. Objective: Find the “theme words” hidden in a grid of letters.
  2. Manipulate Letters: Drag or tap letters to form words. Double-tap the final letter to confirm your word. Correct theme words will be highlighted in blue and become non-selectable.
  3. Non-theme Words: Finding non-theme words still benefits you! For every three non-theme words of at least four letters, you get a hint that reveals letters from one of the theme words. Unscramble these letters to find the word.
  4. Letter Usage: Every letter in the grid is used to form the theme words exactly once with no overlap.
  5. Spangram: Each puzzle includes one “spangram,” a special theme word that spans from one side of the board to the opposite side. This word will be highlighted in yellow when found.
  6. Goal: Complete the puzzle quickly and efficiently, using as few hints as possible.


Hint for today’s NYT Strands puzzle

Today’s theme is “Frame game.” Here’s a hint to get you started: you might grab a slice of pizza and hit the arcade after league night.


Today’s NYT Strands answers

Today’s Spangram


Today’s Theme Words

  • PINS
  • LANE

Armed with these answers, you should be able to breeze through today’s Strands puzzle and keep your streak alive. Check back tomorrow for a new challenge.