NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for April 22, 2024

I probably learned how to hold a joystick before I learned to hold a spoon. If you are a gamer like me or have been at some point, you will probably find the Stands today super easy. However, if you can’t relate, you will probably have a difficult time with it. So, to make things easier, here are a couple of hints and all the answers for the April 22 NYT Strands!

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “Character class”. Yep, my mind went straight to character classes in gaming as well.

NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for April 22, 2024

Spangram Hint for Today’s Strands

Spoiler Warning #1
Even though we try our best to be subtle, the hints below might partially spoil the experience. You’ve been warned.

Every Strands game has that one Spangram that you need to decipher and today’s was no exception. The hint for today’s Spangram is – “Is this the real life? Is this just ___?”.

Theme Words Hints for Today’s Strands

If you have figured out the Spangram from the above hint, figuring out the theme words will be easy. However, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Instead, here are three theme word hints that may help you:

  • Hint #1: like a wizard
  • Hint #2: ___ in shining armor

Spoiler Warning #2
The next sections reveal the answers for today’s NYT Strands. So, I’d recommend not scrolling further if you are still solving the puzzle. However, if you are stuck, I suggest scrolling a wee bit to see the Spangram answer.

Spangram Answer for NYT Strands on April 22

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is FANTASY, and it runs from left to right on the letters grid.

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 7 theme words in today’s puzzle. However, if you are having a tough time getting through the Strands, check out some tips and tricks in my guide on how to play NYT Strands.

Anyway, with that being said, let’s go to the next section. However, proceed only if you are ready to check out the theme words.

List of Theme Words for NYT Strands on April 22

If you have scrolled this far, you are probably ready to see the answers. So, let’s take a look at today’s theme words in Strands:

  • MAGE
  • BARD

NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for April 22, 2024

Having played titles like Elden Ring, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Dragon’s Dogma 2, it took me mere seconds to find ASSASSIN, MAGE, BARD and KNIGHT. After that, it took me a while to find HUNTER in the bottom right, and ROGUE in the middle.

FANTASY as the Spangram was rather obvious after that. Soon after, I found SORCERER, and with that, I thanked my stars for having played MMORPG and RPG games.

Well, that concluded my game and of course, no hints used! The gamer in me couldn’t afford to use one today.What about you? Did you have to use any hints or was the round today easy enough for you? Let me know in the comments down below!