NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Wednesday, July 3 (game #122)

NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Wednesday, July 3 (game #122)
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I suspect most people will find this to be a nice, easy Strands puzzle – but that doesn’t mean everyone will. If you’re struggling a little today, read on for some hints.

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 #122) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… Spin your wheels

NYT Strands today (game #122) – hint #2 – clue words

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

  • BREAK
  • FEED
  • BEND
  • CARE
  • STAID
  • DATE
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NYT Strands today (game #122) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Two wheels good

NYT Strands today (game #122) – hint #4 – spangram position

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

First: left, 5th row

Last: right, 3rd row

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

NYT Strands today (game #122) – the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 122 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today’s Strands, game #122, are…

  • CHAIN
  • SADDLE
  • BRAKE
  • FENDER
  • KICKSTAND
  • PEDAL
  • FRAME
  • SPANGRAM: BICYCLE
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  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Perfect

Like so many people, I rediscovered cycling during lockdown a couple of years ago but even if I hadn’t I don’t think I’d have struggled with this one. The theme clue didn’t do much to disguise matters and as soon as I found CHAIN I was freewheeling towards the finish line. There were no bumps in the road to worry about and I solved the whole thing in about five minutes flat.

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


Yesterday’s NYT Strands answers (Tuesday 2 July, game #121)

  • STEAM
  • DEGLAZE
  • BRAISE
  • FLAMBE
  • BLANCH
  • POACH
  • SIMMER
  • SPANGRAM: COOKING
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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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