NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Thursday, July 11 (game #130)

NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Thursday, July 11 (game #130)
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I thoroughly enjoyed playing today’s Strands puzzle from the NYT, so I recommend you give it a try yourself. Though thinking about it, if you weren’t going to do that you wouldn’t be on this page anyway, so I’ll shut up. Either way, have fun!

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.

NYT Strands today (game #130) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… Loaded lunch

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NYT Strands today (game #130) – hint #2 – clue words

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

  • BACK
  • BOTCH
  • RODE
  • ROTTED
  • DRIVE
  • PRIDE

NYT Strands today (game #130) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Over ready

NYT Strands today (game #130) – hint #4 – spangram position

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

First: top, 2nd column

Last: bottom, 2nd column

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

NYT Strands today (game #130) – the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 130 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Strands, game #130, are…

  • BUTTER
  • CHILI
  • BACON
  • CHIVES
  • CHEDDAR
  • BROCCOLI
  • SPANGRAM: BAKEDPOTATO
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  • My rating: Moderate
  • My score: Perfect

A baked potato is objectively one of the best mini-meals in existence, so I enjoyed this Strands puzzle from the NYT. Not that I realized what the connection here was until relatively late on in the game; I’d already found BUTTER, CHILI, BACON and CHIVES before getting the spangram, and at that point all I knew was that clearly there was some kind of food thing going on here.

Once I got the spangram, BAKEDPOTATO, it all became a lot easier, with only my inability to spell BROCCOLI (it always trips me up) causing me any problems.

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


Yesterday’s NYT Strands answers (Wednesday 10 July, game #129)

  • PIRATES
  • CROCODILE
  • DARLING
  • HOOK
  • LAGOON
  • MERMAID
  • SPANGRAM: PETERPAN
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What is NYT Strands?

Strands is the NYT’s new word game, following Wordle and Connections. It’s now out of beta so is a fully fledged member of the NYT’s games stable 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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