NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Saturday, July 6 (game #125)

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

The weekend starts here, with another Strands puzzle from the NYT. This one isn't quite as easy as some, in my experience, but give it a go and see how you get on.

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 #125) - hint #1 - today's theme

What is the theme of today's NYT Strands?

Today's NYT Strands theme is… By the yard

NYT Strands today (game #125) - hint #2 - clue words

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

  • BIRD

  • SICK

  • SOCK


  • PLAN


NYT Strands today (game #125) - hint #3 - spangram

What is a hint for today's spangram?

Outside decoration

NYT Strands today (game #125) - hint #4 - spangram position

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

First: bottom, 4th column

Last: top, 4th column

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

NYT Strands today (game #125) - the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 125 on a blue background
NYT Strands answers for game 125 on a blue background

The answers to today's Strands, game #125, are…







  • My rating: Moderate

  • My score: 1 hint

It took me a while to get started today, and I eventually needed to use a hint for the first answer. Then, when that word was revealed, it still took me ages to work out what it actually was, because I couldn't assemble the letters properly! That word was GNOME, which in my defence is spelled oddly, and once I had it this game became a lot easier.

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

Yesterday's NYT Strands answers (Friday 5 July, game #124)

  • TELL


  • TALK

  • SIGN





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.