New York Times hints, solutions and anagrams for Wednesday, May 22nd (puzzle #80)

NYT Strands today (game #80) – the answers

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The answers to today’s Strands, game #80, are…

  • SAGE

  • My rating: Moderate
  • My score: Perfect

It’s a common refrain from me that Strands can be very, very difficult until something clicks… at which point it becomes a lot more approachable. Today’s game is another good example of that. ‘Home grown’, as a theme clue, is actually reasonably helpful, but it wasn’t enough for me to realize that what I needed here was herbs. It was only once I stumbled upon BASIL, entirely by accident, that I understood what was needed – and from that time on (THYME on?) it was simply a matter of finding the words.

The lyrics to Scarborough Fair, lodged firmly in my mind from both the Simon & Garfunkel cover and from Bob Dylan’s peerless Girl from the North Country, helped me find several more, which was a nice bonus because the latter is now on repeat in my head, and that’s never a bad thing.

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

NYT Strands today (game #80) – hint #1 – today’s theme

What is the theme of today’s NYT Strands?

Today’s NYT Strands theme is… Home grown

NYT Strands today (game #80) – 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 #80) – hint #3 – spangram

What is a hint for today’s spangram?

Remember me to one who lives there

NYT Strands today (game #80) – hint #4 – spangram position

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

First: left, 7th row

Last: right, 3rd row

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