NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Saturday, April 27 (game #55)

 NYT Strands homescreen on a mobile phone screen, on a light blue background.
NYT Strands homescreen on a mobile phone screen, on a light blue background.

Saturday brings with it a new Strands challenge – albeit the same challenge as every other day, namely to find the answer words in a grid of letters with only a theme clue to help. Well, not only a theme clue, because you also have my hints below.

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

What is the theme of today's NYT Strands?

Today's NYT Strands theme is… Call me?

NYT Strands today (game #55) - hint #2 - clue words

What are some good clue words today?

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







NYT Strands today (game #55) - hint #3 - spangram

What is a hint for today's spangram?

Address me properly

NYT Strands today (game #55) - hint #4 - spangram position

Where does today's spangram start and end?

Start: right, 4th row

End: left, 5th row

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

NYT Strands today (game #55) - the answers

NYT Strands answers to game #55 on a blue background
NYT Strands answers to game #55 on a blue background

The answers to today's Strands, game #55, are…








  • My rating: Easy

  • My score: Perfect

The theme clue of 'Call me?' was a little opaque today, but that aside this was a relatively simple Strands puzzle with which to end the working week (for those of us who work Monday-Friday, that is). It's one of those games where finding the first answer may well have been enough to identify the overall theme, and where finding one answer was very easy.

That's because there's a Q in it – and Q words are generally easy to solve. For instance, you know that it's definitely going to be followed by a U, and that reduces the number of directions in which the word can develop. It was a cinch today to uncover QUEEN – and together with the clue that gave me the info I needed to look for (and find) the likes of DOCTOR and PROFESSOR. A couple took a little more effort (I'm looking at you, SENATOR and ADMIRAL), but as a whole this was not too bad.

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

Yesterday's NYT Strands answers (Friday 26 April, game #54)



  • CLEF

  • FLAT


  • REST



What is NYT Strands?

Strands is the NYT's new word game, following Wordle and Connections. It's currently in Beta 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.