NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 27, 2024

Hey Strands fam! I’m back to stop you from spiraling and get over those Monday blues with a quick puzzle. However, going by how familiar you are with today’s round, it may not be quick at all. Was slightly challenging to me. Anyway, to make it easier for you, here are the hints and answers for the May 27 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 “Noodle on this one”.


May 27 NYT Strands Theme

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 – “Spaghetti, Penne, Tortellini, and the like”.

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: Rotates to help cars run
  • Hint #2: A snail’s home


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 May 27

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is PASTASHAPES, and it runs from right to left in 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 May 27

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:


  • BOWTIE
  • WHEEL
  • TUBE
  • SHELL
  • SPIRAL
  • ELBOW
  • RIBBON


May 27 NYT Strands Solved

The theme was a good hint into what the round today was about. Finding SPIRAL at the top alongside BOWTIE and WHEEL at the bottom right helped. Yep, we’re talking about pastas today. While my pasta knowledge is very limited, it helped that the NYT Editors decided to not list the Italian names for it. Instead, we’re seeing shapes.

And, guess what? Found PASTASHAPES as the Spangram for the day. With that clarity, I found ELBOW at the top left and right beside it, SHELL. At the bottom left, there was TUBE and beside it, RIBBON. Well, that concluded my Strands today.

Didn’t have to use any hints, fortunately. What about you though? Did the pasta lover in you find it to be easy or did your taste buds have a hard time? Do cry your heart out in the comments down below!