NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Friday, June 7 (game #96)

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

The final Strands puzzle of the week is arguably the easiest of them. But as always, much will depend on your knowledge of the subject in question. If you do get stuck, you can always turn to one of my hints 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 #96) - hint #1 - today's theme

What is the theme of today's NYT Strands?

Today's NYT Strands theme is… Sorority signs

NYT Strands today (game #96) - 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 #96) - hint #3 - spangram

What is a hint for today's spangram?

α β γ

NYT Strands today (game #96) - hint #4 - spangram position

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

First: top, 2nd column

Last: bottom, 3rd column

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

NYT Strands today (game #96) - the answers

NYT Strands answers for game 96 on a blue background

(Image credit: New York Times)

The answers to today's Strands, game #96, are…

  • BETA

  • My rating: Easy
  • My score: Mega-perfect

I said yesterday that we'd just had the easiest Strands game of the week, but Friday's game is even simpler – to the extent that I completed the entire thing in about one minute. Seriously. Will anyone struggle with this? I seriously doubt it. There are only so many letters in the Greek alphabet, after all: 24, to be exact. But lots are unlikely to be associated with a sorority, as per the theme clue. 

KAPPA jumped out right away to me, and after that those double letters in GAMMA drew my eye. The likes of ALPHA, BETA and DELTA were all obvious, too. Was there any point in this? Not really – Strands needs to be a lot harder to make it out of beta status, I think.

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

Yesterday's NYT Strands answers (Thursday 6 June, game #95)


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).