NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Monday, July 8 (game #127)

Quordle today – hints and answers for Thursday, July 4 (game #892)

Let’s start the week with an easy-ish Strands puzzle, shall we? Sounds good. But if you do find yourself getting frustrated, you can check out my hints below.

Want more word-based fun? Then check out my Wordle today, NYT Connections today and Quordle today pages for hints and answers for those games.

SPOILER WARNING: Information about NYT Strands today is below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know the answers.

Your Strands expert

Your Strands expert

Marc McLaren

NYT Strands today (game #127) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… Rise and shine

NYT Strands today (game #127) – hint #2 – clue words

Play any of these words to unlock the in-game hints system.

  • WEAR
  • SOON
  • FAST
  • FADE
  • READ

NYT Strands today (game #127) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Start the day right

NYT Strands today (game #127) – hint #4 – spangram position

What are two sides of the board that today’s spangram touches?

First: top, 3rd column

Last: bottom, 4th column

Right, the answers are below, so DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM.

NYT Strands today (game #127) – the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 127 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Strands, game #127, are…

  • WAKE
  • WORK

  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Perfect

What’s your morning routine? Mine involves waking up (no snoozing), playing Strands, Connections, Quordle and lastly Wordle, then running around in a mad panic to shower, dress, and if there’s time grab breakfast, before work. The NYT’s morning routine, as described here, doesn’t involve playing word games, but is otherwise a fairly standard start to the day for most people, I imagine. And for that reason, it’s another fairly easy one to solve.

I found WAKE first, which confirmed my hunch about the game’s theme based on the clue, then came up with SHOWER and BREAKFAST. Next up was the spangram – and that was so long that it left very little space for much of a dilemma over the remaining answers, meaning I completed this in no more than about five minutes once I’d discovered that first word.

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.

Yesterday’s NYT Strands answers (Sunday 7 July, game #126)


What is NYT Strands?

Strands is the NYT’s new word game, following Wordle and Connections. It’s now out of beta so is a fully fledged member of the NYT’s games stable and can be played on the NYT Games site on desktop or mobile.

I’ve got a full guide to how to play NYT Strands, complete with tips for solving it, so check that out if you’re struggling to beat it each day.