NYT Strands: answers for Thursday, April 4

Strands is a new daily puzzle from the New York Times. A more complicated take on the classic word search, you need precision to solve this puzzle.

Like Wordle, Connections, and Mini Crossword, Strands can be a bit difficult to solve some days. There’s nothing wrong with needing a little help from time to time. If you’re stuck and want to know the answer to today’s Strands puzzle, take a look at the solved puzzle below.

How to play Strands

You start each Strands puzzle with the goal of finding a “theme word” hidden in a grid of letters. Manipulate letters by dragging or tapping to compose words; double tap the last letter to confirm. If you find the correct word, the letters will be highlighted in blue and cannot be selected again.

If you come across a word that isn’t a theme word, it’s still helpful! For every three non-theme words you find that are at least four letters long, you’ll get a hint — the letters of one of the theme words will be revealed and you just have to unscramble them.

Each letter on the grid is used to spell the theme word and there is no overlap. Each letter will be used once, and only once.

Each puzzle contains one “spangram”, a special theme word (or words) that describes the theme of the puzzle and touches two opposite sides of the board. When you find a spangram, it will be highlighted in yellow.

The goal is to solve the puzzle quickly without using too many clues.

Strand’s answer today

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We’ll start by giving you spangrams, which might help you figure out the theme and solve other puzzles yourself:

If you still need answers, here are the other theme words in the puzzle:

  • BREAD
  • SMOKED PORN
  • LETTUCE
  • CABBAGE
  • CHIPS
  • SHELL
  • DOUGH

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