NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Saturday, April 20 (game #48)

NYT Strands homescreen on a mobile phone screen, on a light blue background
(Image credit: New York Times)

It's the weekend. Yay! And in keeping with the more relaxed nature of the day, this Strands puzzle is a little easier to solve than some. Yay again!

Strands is the latest addition to the New York Times' Games selection, joining the likes of Wordle and Connections. It's great fun, but can be tricky at times, so scroll down for my hints. Although as I said above, this one isn't necessarily too bad…

SPOILER WARNING: Information about NYT Strands today is below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.

Your Strands expert
Marc McLaren
Your Strands expert
Marc McLaren

Marc is TechRadar’s Global Editor in Chief and has been obsessed with Wordle and its ilk for more than two years. He's authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar, including a daily today's Wordle answer column and a detailed analysis of the most common letters in Wordle in every position. He's also played every Wordle ever and only lost once and yes, he takes it all too seriously.

NYT Strands today (game #48) - hint #1 - today's theme

What is the theme of today's NYT Strands?

Today's NYT Strands theme is… Walk this way

NYT Strands today (game #48) - 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 #48) - hint #3 - spangram

What is a hint for today's spangram?

On foot

NYT Strands today (game #48) - hint #4 - spangram position

Where does today's spangram start and end?

Start: left, 3rd row

End: right, 6th row

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

NYT Strands today (game #48) - the answers

NYT Strands answers for game #48 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today's Strands, game #48, are…

  • TREK
  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Perfect

The clue here was 'Walk this way', and once I'd established that AEROSMITH wasn't an answer (and neither was RUN-DMC), it was obvious that what was needed was 'words associated with walking'. I couldn't find STRIDE, but uncovered STROLL, MARCH and TRUDGE early on, and the others followed easily enough afterwards.

The spangram might have been harder, but by then I'd revealed so much of the board that it was no great problem to find PEDESTRIAN and finish off the puzzle.

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

Yesterday's NYT Strands answers (Friday 19 April, game #47)

  • NEWS
  • TALK

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.

Marc McLaren
Global Editor in Chief

Marc is TechRadar’s Global Editor in Chief, the latest in a long line of senior editorial roles he’s held in a career that started the week that Google launched (nice of them to mark the occasion). Prior to joining TR, he was UK Editor in Chief on Tom’s Guide, where he oversaw all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage. He's also a former editor of the tech website Stuff and spent five years at the music magazine NME, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun. He’s based in London, and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, games, TVs, cameras and pretty much every other type of gadget you can think of. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). He also enjoys live music, gaming, cycling, and beating Wordle (he authors the daily Wordle today page).