This is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. You need to find a chain of words, such that each next word is an anagram of the previous word plus an additional letter.

For example, suitable inside a fool inside many covers might be solved with apt -> prat -> tarps

For this particular puzzle, your clues are:

A snake inside deadly poison inside Jamaican music inside fencing equipment inside assigns scores inside a belligerent name inside a seasonal demon

Hope you have fun with it!


3 Answers 3


Let's see...

A Snake - S (not sure about this one)
Deadly Poison - As (Which is short for Arsenic)
Jamaican Music - Ska
Fencing Equipment - Mask
Assigns Scores - Marks
Belligerent Name - Markus (Roman name)
Seasonal Demon - Krampus (known for the Christmas season and movie)

  • $\begingroup$ Gah, was so close to posting this, The first one is because of the shape of the letter :) $\endgroup$
    – DrunkWolf
    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:37
  • $\begingroup$ @DrunkWolf Yes, I thought so too. Wasn't too sure about this though. :) $\endgroup$ Jan 12, 2017 at 10:39

Mike beat me to it :(

A snake

S (shape of snake)

A deadly poison

As (arsenic)

Jamaican music

Ska (originated in Jamaica)

Fencing equipment

Mask (used in fencing)

Assigns scores


Belligerent name

Markus (Marcus can refer to Mars, god of war, Markus is an alternative spelling)

Seasonal demon


  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Slightly slower than Mike, but it seems like you're the only one who spotted that Markus is derived from Mars. Nice one. I should have tried to make this one harder... $\endgroup$
    – ymbirtt
    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:59

A snake


inside deadly poison

AS(Arsenic poisoning)

inside Jamaican music


inside fencing equipment


inside assigns scores


inside a belligerent name


inside a seasonal demon


  • $\begingroup$ Oh... Too late! $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:45

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