Inspired by @QuantumTwinkie's anagram puzzles.


Okay, another $20$ lines for another anagram puzzle. (I did reveal one of the original lines in a comment, but you won't find that here.) Some are easy, some are hard.

However, this will likely be my last anagram puzzle, because I am struggling to come up with more anagrams. If this post gets 7+ upvotes, I will make more, simply because it would prove that you guys enjoy them enough (and because 7 is a holy number, in my opinion). It also looks like this is not going to be my final anagram puzzle!

First one to answer all of them correctly will get the tick! Good luck!$\;\color{green}{\checkmark}$

Partial answers are also welcome :)

  1. The _____ felt the paint on his bike. It was much _____ than the day before, so he finally took it for a spin.

  2. "And then, right when mum ____ him into bed, a ____ of wind blows through the window and blankets fly everywhere!" she laughed.

  3. Who were the characters ____ring in Ratatouille? Well, obviously, a bunch of ____.

  4. They were crazy, ______ ___, ready to head off for the adventure, before they all scrapped the idea and replied to the email with one word: "_________".

  5. But the ____ ___ that had the _______ cheat sheets, was hidden in Joseph's locker... though nobody said anything because they all got A+ in maths for the first time.

  6. Sadly, he never made it to his brother's _______ because the ____ ___ out and he couldn't drive anymore, but he still mourned his death.

  7. She found him quite ________ when she saw him ________ in the parade.

  8. That _____, I crept out of bed thinking that everyone was asleep... until I saw some_____: a pair of yellow eyes staring at me from outside my window.

  9. She knew I wouldn't like the movie — it was so scary! (I think it was called "The ____".) But what was even scarier, was when she ____ned at me and turned off the lights...

  10. I knew he was an expert at surviving out in the woods — he even knew how to build a ____ that could actually float! But what I didn't know was that he would let out a huge ____ every ten minutes. They smelt so bad, I couldn't sleep in the tent anymore.

  11. The wooden planks holding the mattress of the bed ____ped when he jumped on it, just like I predicted. His ____ would now have to take place on the couch.

  12. My grandpa calls flight engineers "______" and ______ engineers "seamen". But why do the words have to end with "men"? Women work, too.

  13. When my sister noticed that the ________ were each not wearing a name-tag, she thought they were ________. That made me wonder whether or not there exists a person who has no name...

  14. ____ _______ in famous tales and myths kill dragons, unlike David, who killed Goliath. But why? Dragons don't exist! I bet you there is not one dragon-like creature in the entire _____ ______. With such advanced technology nowadays, we should have found one by now!

  15. His ______ parents were found dead in the ______. "Slenderman does exist," he muttered. "Now the question is: where are my real parents?"

  16. Her ______s pretended to be proud of her when she got the job of a surgeon. Deep down, they weren't at all — they found the job absolutely disgusting, especially after hearing that her first medical procedure would involve ______ning a person's skull!

  17. The character in the game wears these special _____ that give you a _____ to make you jump higher, a bit like Barry in Jetpack Joyride, except there is no jetpack.

  18. When I looked at her new pair of _______s, I got jealous and started to become _______ at myself. Why couldn't I have those? But then I thought that perhaps if I wore them, people would notice my big ears, which is definitely not what I wanted.

  19. _ ____ trees, especially the _____ ones. They always provide a cool shade in a hot day, and they make me think of piece — but I would never hug a tree! Ugh.. yuck. Imagine getting sap or ants all over your fingers.

  20. He goes to church every Sunday, but he can't stand the sound of the _____. Every time it starts playing, he would just _____ and cover his ears.


Edits do not change any answers (unless requested); they just improve grammar.

Also, @Eutherpy found a solution to 2, that is not the original. Thus, there are two solutions to that. The same applies to how @Kevorobin found a solution to 14.

  • My previous (second) anagram puzzle and my first one, if you have not looked at those already and/or feel interested enough :) – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:04
  • 1
    Is #4 eight or nine letters? – jafe Aug 15 at 11:33
  • @jafe nine letters. Thanks for picking up my mistake :) – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:36
  • 1
    In 16, shouldn't the first blank be 6 spaces with an "s" on the end? The second blank is 6 spaces. – Hugh Meyers Aug 15 at 12:02
  • @HughMeyers no, but if you found a solution to 6 with an "s", you can post it as an answer. I can't upvote because I have reached my daily voting limit, but I will count it as an alternative :) – user477343 Aug 15 at 12:04
up vote 11 down vote accepted

1.

rider / drier (@jafe)

2.

urges / surge

3.

star / rats

4.

driven men / nevermind

5.

real bag / algebra (@Alzinos)

6.

funeral / fuel ran

7.

charming / marching

8.

night / thing

9.

Ring/ Grin(ned) (@Shahriar Mahmud Sajid)

10.

raft / fart :D

11.

snap / naps (@jafe)

12.

airmen / marine (@jafe)

13.

salesmen / nameless (@jafe)

14.OMG

most slayers / solar system

15.

foster / forest (@Shahriar Mahmud Sajid)

16.

parent(s)/trepan(ning) (@Hugh Meyers)

17.

boots / boost (@Shahriar Mahmud Sajid)

18.

earring / angrier

19.

I love / olive (@jafe)

20.

organ / groan

  • You got all of 'em correct! Well done! (I see you liked 10.) :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:12
  • 2. is not correct... but it can be an alternative, so I will accept that :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:36
  • Regarding 14... (drumroll)... you got it correct! – user477343 Aug 15 at 13:33
  • @user477343 That was tough :D – Eutherpy Aug 15 at 13:33
  • I hoped that the "David and Goliath" mention would serve a clue :) – user477343 Aug 15 at 13:34

9.

Ring/ Grin(ned)

15.

foster/forest

17.

boots/boost

  • Yup. They are all correct! Good job! :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:37

1.

The RIDER felt the paint on his bike. It was much DRIER than the day before, so he finally took it for a spin.

11.

The wooden planks holding the mattress in the bed SNAPped just like I predicted when he jumped on it. His NAPS would now have to take place on the couch.

12.

My grandpa calls flight engineers "AIRMEN" and MARINE engineers "seamen". But why do the words have to end with "men"? Women work, too.

13.

When my sister noticed that the SALESMEN did not have a nametag, she thought he was NAMELESS. That made me wonder whether or not there does exist a person who has no name...

19.

I LOVE trees, especially the OLIVE ones. They always provide a cool shade in a hot day, and they make me think of piece — but I would never hug a tree! Ugh.. yuck. Imagine getting sap or ants all over your fingers.

20.

He goes to church every Sunday, but he can't stand the sound of the ORGAN. Every time it starts playing, he would just GROAN and cover his ears.

  • Correct! Good start! :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:09
  • Since I sneak-edited 5 more in, we'll assume the above comment applies to them as well. No take backs! – jafe Aug 15 at 11:50
  • Yes, that is true :) – user477343 Aug 15 at 11:51
  • @user477343 Is #13 correct like that? I was wondering because the first word is in plural form but the sentence says "he", not "they". But that was the only way I could get the anagram to work... – jafe Aug 15 at 13:14
  • It is supposed to be "they". I guess it was a typo of some sort and autocrrected to "he". Sorry about that. Thanks for picking up my mistake... or perhaps I was rushing it :) – user477343 Aug 15 at 13:17

2 (Alternate)

tugs/gust

16 (Not sure - first blank has 7 spaces, second has 6)

parent(s)/trepan(ning)

  • Yes, correct! You got it, including the original for 2. :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 13:05
  • For 2, the actual phrase is "tuck into bed" (or 'tucks') not tug – Perchik Aug 15 at 17:00
  • @Perchik I was picturing the child as being reluctant, hence needing to be dragged or pulled. – Hugh Meyers Aug 15 at 17:11
  • Ah okay, fair enough ;) – Perchik Aug 15 at 21:28

5 - fits somewhat, these are filler characters to hit the lower limit

real bag, algebra

  • Yeah, that's it. I couldn't think of anything else. If you don't like the sentence, you can request for a 21st line if you want. Also, congratulations on your very first answer on the Puzzling Stack Exchange (PSE)! Since you are new to this site, I suggest you visit the Help Center and browse through the sections (mainly the Asking, Answering and Our model). But, I don't strongly recommend it because I feel you are familiar with the stack exchange by a look of your 100+ bonus reputation as you are trusted user in the community. Keep it up :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 13:42

17

Sorry, didn't notice the other answers

14 (Alternate)

Saint George, Region State

  • 17. was found by @ShahriarMahmudSajid in his answer above, and 14. is incorrect, but that can serve an alternative, so I will accept that. Nice thought! :D – user477343 Aug 15 at 13:29

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