NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Saturday, July 6 (game #125)

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

The weekend starts here, with another Strands puzzle from the NYT. This one isn’t quite as easy as some, in my experience, but give it a go and see how you get on.

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 #125) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… By the yard

NYT Strands today (game #125) – hint #2 – clue words

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

  • BIRD
  • SICK
  • SOCK
  • PLAN

NYT Strands today (game #125) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Outside decoration

NYT Strands today (game #125) – hint #4 – spangram position

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

First: bottom, 4th column

Last: top, 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 #125) – the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 125 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Strands, game #125, are…


  • My rating: Moderate
  • My score: 1 hint

It took me a while to get started today, and I eventually needed to use a hint for the first answer. Then, when that word was revealed, it still took me ages to work out what it actually was, because I couldn’t assemble the letters properly! That word was GNOME, which in my defence is spelled oddly, and once I had it this game became a lot easier.

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

Yesterday’s NYT Strands answers (Friday 5 July, game #124)

  • TELL
  • TALK
  • SIGN

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.