NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Saturday, June 22 (game #111)

 NYT Strands homescreen on a mobile phone screen, on a light blue background.
Credit: New York Times

It's the weekend – yay! And it's time for Strands from the NYT – double yay! Read on if you need some hints for today's game, which is, I think, another good one.

Want more word-based fun? Then check out my Wordle todayNYT 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 #111) - hint #1 - today's theme

What is the theme of today's NYT Strands?

Today's NYT Strands theme is… I love the nightlife

NYT Strands today (game #111) - hint #2 - clue words

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

  • TOWN

  • DUNK

  • CONE

  • SAND

  • LOAN

  • NEAT

NYT Strands today (game #111) - hint #3 - spangram

What is a hint for today's spangram?

Creatures of the night

NYT Strands today (game #111) - hint #4 - spangram position

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

First: top, 5th column

Last: bottom, 5th column

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

NYT Strands today (game #111) - the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 111 on a blue background
NYT Strands answers for game 111 on a blue background

The answers to today's Strands, game #111, are…








  • My rating: Easy

  • My score: Perfect

Other than the fact that I got a little hung up on urban night creatures, looking in vain for the likes of FOX and BADGER, this was another fairly easy Strands puzzle. I didn't necessarily know that AARDVARKs and WOMBATs are nocturnal, but SKUNK, OPPOSUM and COYOTE were all easy, meaning I solved this one with no real problems.

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

Yesterday's NYT Strands answers (Friday 21 June, game #110)


  • RING

  • KISS


  • CAKE




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.