NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Tuesday, July 9 (game #128)

NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Tuesday, July 9 (game #128)
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Happy Tuesday, happy here’s-another-Strands-puzzle-to-play day. Today’s is another fairly simple one, but if you get stuck there are hints for you below.

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 #128) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… Now on exhibit

NYT Strands today (game #128) – hint #2 – clue words

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

  • RUST
  • GALL
  • GULL
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NYT Strands today (game #128) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Viewing gallery

NYT Strands today (game #128) – hint #4 – spangram position

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

First: left, 3rd row

Last: right, 7th row

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

NYT Strands today (game #128) – the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 128 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Strands, game #128, are…


  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Perfect

Confession: I had never heard the term ‘art museum’ before today. It’s possible that I’m an uneducated heathen who has no knowledge of the finer arts, but I suspect it’s more a language barrier thing. I _think_ that the term art gallery is more widely used here in the UK – it’s certainly what I’d use to describe the likes of the Tate in London. Or maybe I’m just an educated heathen.

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Anyway, that confusion aside, I solved this without any real problems. The theme clue left little doubt as to what was needed, and as soon as I found SCULPTURE I was up and running and on the hunt for more. It was only the spangram – due to the aforementioned gallery/museum confusion – and LITHOGRAPH (because it’s a long and complicated word) that delayed me completing it in record time.

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

Yesterday’s NYT Strands answers (Monday 8 July, game #127)

  • WAKE
  • WORK

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.

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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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