NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Wednesday, June 12 (game #101)

NYT Connections today — hints and answers for Wednesday, June 5 (game #360)

Wednesday rolls around again, marking the middle of the week. But it’s just another day for the NYT’s Strands game, which appears without fail seven times a week. The countdown is on to play it now, before it’s replaced by tomorrow’s!

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 #101) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… By the dozen

NYT Strands today (game #101) – hint #2 – clue words

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

  • ROACH
  • POWER
  • DAZE
  • STOLE
  • COST
  • FORD

NYT Strands today (game #101) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Mmmm… Homer Simpson

NYT Strands today (game #101) – hint #4 – spangram position

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

First: left, 5th row

Last: right, 6th row

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

NYT Strands today (game #101) – the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 101 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Strands, game #101, are…

  • JELLY
  • CIDER
  • HOLE
  • GLAZED
  • FROSTED
  • CAKE
  • POWDERED
  • SPANGRAM: DOUGHNUTS

  • My rating: Moderate
  • My score: Perfect

I did solve this Strands puzzle without using any hints – but it took me a long time. I’m not really a big doughnut eater, and several of these answers were not familiar to me as fillings or types. CIDER, for instance, seems bizarre to me; CIDER is an alcoholic drink where I’m from, not a doughnut. CAKE? What’s a cake doughnut? It would also never occur to me to buy them by the dozen, as per the theme clue – why would you need more than one?

It was only really the combination of my having found JELLY and HOLE by accident that led me to the theme, and after that the spangram, at which point things got a lot easier.

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


Yesterday’s NYT Strands answers (Tuesday 11 June, game #100)

  • LIFT
  • ELEVATE
  • EXALT
  • SUPPORT
  • HOIST
  • BOOST
  • LEVITATE
  • SPANGRAM: ALLRISE

What is NYT Strands?

Strands is the NYT’s new word game, following Wordle and Connections. It’s currently in Beta 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.

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