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Strands, the cool word game by The New York Times, where daily themes create a stimulating environment for word enthusiasts.

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Dive into word fun with Strands, a nifty game from the New York Times. It's like a word puzzle, but cooler. Imagine a 6-by-8 letter grid full of letters. Your mission? Find words that link up with a common theme.

What makes Strands stand out is its not-so-normal word puzzle vibe. You're not stuck making words in a straight line. Mix it up! And guess what? Every day, there's a new theme to keep things interesting. It's like a daily dose of word exploration, helping you amp up your word skills.

Rating rules

Yep, Strands comes with a scoring system. Get points for each puzzle based on the words you find. Aim high for a 5-star rating by cracking the puzzle efficiently. Keep tabs on your scores and progress through your New York Times Games account. Ready to embark on a word adventure? Let's go!

How to play Strands?

Start the Game:

Open Strands to see the letter grid. Each day brings a new puzzle for you to solve.

Get the Theme:

Figure out the theme for the day. It could be animals, countries, or something else. This theme guides which words you're looking for on the board.

Find Words:

Connect letters to make words related to the theme. You can go up, down, sideways, or even in a twisty path. Start from any letter on the grid.

Use the Spangram:

Look for the special word called the spangram. It connects two sides of the board and helps uncover the theme. Use it to guide your strategy for finding other words.

Score Points and Stars:

Every correct word adds points to your score. Aim for the highest score and try to get a 5-star rating by finding all the themed words efficiently. Keep going until you've explored the theme and maxed out your score. Have fun word-hunting!

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