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Strands logo showing blue and yellow lines connected. 'June 11' is written at the top.
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Hold up Strands NYT hints and answers (June 11)

You can find all solutions to today's Strands if you have really high standards.

Here we are with another pun as the theme of the NYT Strands. “Hold up” is a good one, I admit, and it led me to find the regular answers first and uncover the Spangram as the final word.

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Once you understand the wordplay of the theme, this will likely be how you solve the puzzle, too. If you’re struggling, know that the theme isn’t about delaying or stopping anything. It’s more of a humorous and ambiguous way to define the theme, like “noodle on this one” and “they’re good people” we saw in recent puzzles. Here are some hints to help you with the Spangram and all the answers.

Hold up Strands Spangram hints and answer (June 11)

The Spangram is horizontal and goes from left to right, with the left letter lower than the right letter.

The first letter is “A” and the last letter is “E.”

A command or instruction given in a courtroom for everyone present to stand up.

The June 11 Spangram is “ALLRISE.” It starts from the “A” in the left columns and ends on the “E” in the right column.

Hold up Strands word hints and final solution

Knowing that today’s Strands theme is “hold up” and the Spangram is “all rise,” it becomes clear that the answers are related to things moving, being moved, or standing still above the ground or a certain level. More specifically, all the solution words are verbs. Here are extra hints to help you find each word.

To raise or lift something to a higher position or level; to improve or enhance.

To raise something to a higher position, typically using physical effort.

To bear the weight of something; to hold up, maintain, or provide assistance.

To praise or glorify highly; to raise in rank, power, or character.

To raise or lift something, often using a mechanical device or ropes and pulleys.

To rise or cause to rise and float in the air, typically by supernatural or magical means.

To increase or improve something; to raise or lift by pushing from below.

If you want the all answers to the “hold up” Strands, you can find the words in their exact positions below.

The 'Hold Up' Strands puzzle solved with 'ALLRISE' highlighted in yellow.
I’m actually afraid of heights. Screenshot by Dot Esports
  • ALLRISE (Spangram)
  • LIFT

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Bhernardo Viana
Bhernardo is senior guides writer and strategist at Dot Esports. He's been working in the gaming industry for over 9 years, with works published on Destructoid, Prima Games, ESPN, and more. A fan of Pokémon since 6 years old and an avid Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch player. Now writing strategy and quests guides for several mobile and PC titles.