NYT Strands Hints, Spangrams and Answers for May 12, 2024


Being a movie buff, Strands was fairly easy today, and I found myself completing it in record time. However, if you are finding this a little more difficult, you can take a look at the hints and answers for the May 12 NYT Strands that I have listed below. So, let's get started!

What is the theme of today's NYT strands?

As The New York Times reported, the subject of today's Strands is “It's a date!”,

May 12 NYT Strands Theme

Spangram indications for today's strands

Spoiler Warning #1
Even though we try our best to be subtle, the signs below can spoil the experience partially. you've been warned.

Every Strands game has a spangram that you need to understand and today was no exception. The prompt for today's Spangram is – “Highest Award for Films”,

Theme Word Hint for Today's Strands

If you have figured out the spangram from the hint above, it will be easy to figure out the theme words. However, I don't want to ruin it for you. Instead, here are three theme word prompts that can help you:

  • Hint #1: The story of Maximus Decimus Meridius
  • Hint #2: his last name is balboa

Spoiler Warning #2
The next sections reveal the answers to today's NYT strands. So, if you are still solving the puzzle then I would recommend you not to scroll further. However, if you're stuck, I suggest scrolling down a bit to see the Spangram answer.

Spangram Answers to NYT Strands on May 12

The spangram for today's NYT Strands puzzle is Oscar winnerAnd this letter moves from bottom to top on the grid.

In addition to Spangram, you need to find 5 theme words In today's puzzle. However, if you're having trouble getting through Strands, check out some tips and tricks in my guide on how to play NYT Strands.

Well, with that being said, let's move on to the next part. However, proceed only if you are ready to check the theme words.

List of theme words for NYT Strands on May 12

If you've scrolled this far, you're probably ready to see the answer. So, let's take a look at today's theme words in the Strands:

  • the Gladiator
  • parasite
  • headlines
  • crash
  • rocky
Resolving the May 12 NYT Strands

Like I said, I'm a movie buff and I immediately saw Parasite, Spotlight and Gladiator in the grid. Soon after, I also got ROCKY and CRASH at the bottom right. This helped me find the Oscar winners as that day's Spangram. Well, honestly that was for today's game and it had to be one of my fastest solutions to date. And, of course, without using any signals.

Did you do well on today's strands or did it turn out to be a complete disaster? Let me know in the comments below!

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