NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Monday, June 3 (game #92)

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

Prepare yourself, because today's Strands puzzle from the NYT is a difficult one. Or rather, I found it to be difficult; maybe you won't. If you do, there are hints below to help you out. 

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.

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

What is the theme of today's NYT Strands?

Today's NYT Strands theme is… Better with age

NYT Strands today (game #92) - 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 #92) - hint #3 - spangram

What is a hint for today's spangram?

Microbial menu

NYT Strands today (game #92) - hint #4 - spangram position

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

First: left, 5th row

Last: right, 3rd row

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

NYT Strands today (game #92) - the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 92 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today's Strands, game #92, are…

  • MISO

  • My rating: Hard
  • My score: Three hints

I generally manage to solve each Strands puzzle without needing hints, but failed miserably in that task today: I needed three of them. Will everyone find it as tough as I did? I suspect many will, because a) many of the words are relatively obscure and b) many have uncommon spellings.

I say many are relatively obscure, although obviously it depends on your diet. I love YOGURT, but none of the other answers here are part of my regular cuisine. If you're a regular eater of KIMCHI or SAUERKRAUT then those words may have jumped out more readily to you. But even outside of that, only MISO really has a common structure in English; K is not a common letter to begin a word, but starts three answers and is in the middle of another. Maybe I could/should have solved it with two or even one hint, but there's only so long I'm prepared to stare at the Strands board, and I ultimately decided enough was enough today. Frustrating – but I'm glad it was a little harder than some of them have been recently.

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

Yesterday's NYT Strands answers (Sunday 2 June, game #91)

  • BASE
  • FILE
  • BUFF

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).