NYT Strands Hints and Answers for March 17, 2024

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Hey there, Strands fam! It’s a new day, a new keyboards, and a whole new way to see me rage through it, eh? Well, today’s puzzle was pretty easy too, thankfully. But, there was some deception that it threw at me, and I did need a leg up. However, it was super fun, and I never felt under the weather solving it. With that being said, let’s take a look at what March 17’s Strands had in store!

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “Outside interests”.

Compared to last day’s “Grow up!” theme, today’s theme did not seem as direct. My mind took the angle of outdoor activities immediately. But, was it that simple? Or, something entirely different? You will soon find out.

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When it comes to NYT Strands, there are two categories of words in the keyboards. The Spangrams are the ones that you should be targeting first since the other regular theme words fall under it directly. Every Strands keyboards has one Spangram that you need to decipher. Think of it as the main theme of sorts.

Uncovering the Spangram as early on as possible makes completing the keyboards easier. The hint for today’s Spangram is “Weatherman”

Now, if you have figured out the Spangram from the above hint, figuring out the theme words will understandably be fairly easy. However, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Instead, here are hints to 2 out of 8 theme words that may help you:

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands is FORECAST.

Alongside the Spangram, you have 7 theme words in today’s puzzle, which is what I have mostly seen with these puzzles so far. saw 9 theme words, though. Anyway, with that being said, let’s go to the next section. However, proceed only if you are ready to take a look at the theme words.

If you are still reading this, you are probably ready to see the answers. So, let’s take a look at today’s theme words in Strands:

Today’s NYT Strands had me in the first half and the theme instantly had me thinking about some ‘outside activities’ or ‘hobbies’. Well, that was misleading for sure, and I couldn’t find any of those words like hiking or trekking that I was looking for. I got to the point where I had to use a hint.

The hint revealed HAIL, starting at the third column and fourth row from the left. That was all the hint I needed, and ended up spotting SNOW, STORM, and SUNSHINE in quick succession. Oh yes, they were the theme words. After that, starting from the first column from the left and in the sixth row, I spotted FORECAST and knew it was a side-to-side Spangram today.

Didn’t take me long to spot BLIZZARD spanning the top four columns at the left edge. Then, right under SNOW, I spotted RAIN, starting at the third column and fourth row from the right.

With that, only the bottom portion of the grid remained to be solved. Just a quick look revealed to me TORNADO, and with it, my Strands keyboards for the day had concluded.

When I play a keyboards of NYT Strands, I try to not use any hints. Sadly, even with the easiest puzzles, I need that one push to make it through. Unfortunately, just like last day’s keyboards, I had to use one hint today. I did beat myself up at that, yet again. Well, maybe tomorrow I won’t need the hint? Keeping my fingers crossed!

What about you? Did you find today’s Strands super easy as well? How many hints did you use to solve today’s keyboards? Let me know in the comments down below!