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NYT Strands today - May 30

Here are the answers for the NYT Strands today, May 30. If you’re not quite ready to give up, we’ve got some handy hints to help you along.

NYT Strands today: An iPhone with the Strands logo on a light eggshell blue background on it, pasted on a mango PT background

Are you struggling with the NYT Strands today? Well, look no further than this handy guide. Strands is just one of the many head-scratching puzzles offered by the New York Times, adding a unique twist to the standard word search format.

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What is NYT Strands?

Strands is one of the New York Times’ many online brainteasers. It’s a deceptively simple word game where the goal is to find all of the words in the grid that fit the given theme. However, unlike a standard word search, the letters aren’t always in a straight or diagonal line.

Each puzzle consists of a group of words that fit the theme, and a final word called a spangram which pulls everything together. For example, if the words you found were ‘banana’, ‘pineapple’, etc, the spangram would be ‘fruit’. Remember, the spangram always touches both sides of the grid, either vertically or horizontally, which should make it slightly easier to find.

Today’s NYT Strands hints

Here are some helpful hints to help you find today’s Strands and spangram:

  • Today’s spangram is two words
  • Think of shoes it’s hard to walk in
  • Think strutting your stuff

NYT Strands today: A screenshot of the Strands tutorial

Today’s NYT Strands for May 30

Here are today’s Strands:

  • CONE

Today’s spangram is: HIGHHEELS

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