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The New York Times’ excellent word search game is now in its Games app

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Strands, The New York Times’ very good word search game, has been officially added to the NYT’s Games app on iOS and Android.

For me personally, this is huge. Strands has become my favorite of the NYT’s games since it launched in beta in March, but I was annoyed that I had to bounce between the app and a browser to complete my daily Wordle, Connections, and Strands. Now, I can do all of the puzzles right in the app over my morning coffee. It’s the little things!

Each Strands puzzle has a theme. That theme hints at the words you’ll need to find — including the “spangram” word that spans across opposite sides of the puzzle. Every letter in the puzzle is used for a themed word or the spangram. If you need some help, you can get hints by…

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