In this puzzle, I am offering you the paraphases of English palindromic phrases. That is, I take a phrase:

Egad, a base tone denotes a bad age!

replace each fragment of the phrase with synonymous expressions:

My god, a low voice is the hallmark of elderness!

Recreate the initial palindromic phrases from the paraphrases below.

  1. Return to such a peaceful position and meditate.
  2. Medic, rescue the antique amphoras and escape!
  3. The god of lightning ascended and noticed the strait of Egypt.
  4. Stand up and express your choice, noble man.
  5. If you meet mice, do not be afraid and do not signal approval.
  6. Is it time for the sweethearts to rebel?
  7. Wrong, a shiny ingot won't be a good building block for a fortress.

The line of reasoning for the example one may be as follows:

Elderness may have to do with age, so we should have ... age at the end of the phrase. It should start with Ega... then, and we're looking for a swear expression similar to My god. Next, we have voice. Looking for synonyms for voice, we have sound, pitch or tone. Reverting the letter order, it's dnuos, hctip or enot. Only the last one makes sense as a part of a word, so we'll stick to that. Now, we look for words and expressions that have enot and match the meaning of hallmark. After a while, we come up with denote.

EDIT: Whoa, cracked in an hour. Should I do more?



Resume so pacific a pose, muser.


Nurse, save rare vases, run!


Zeus was deified, saw Suez.


Rise to vote, Sir.


Do not start at rats to nod.


INCORRECT Are we not drawn onwards, we Jews, drawn onward to new era? CORRECT Won't lovers revolt now?


No, it's a bar of gold, a bad log for a bastion.

From https://www.cs.arizona.edu/icon/oddsends/palinsen.htm

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    $\begingroup$ @svavil "Won't lovers revolt now?"??? $\endgroup$ – manshu Feb 27 '16 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ @manshu Exactly. $\endgroup$ – svavil Feb 27 '16 at 20:33

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