# The Anagrammy... what?

Hello, did you hear about the Anagrammy Contest? No, wait — the anagrammy competition... or the anagrammy tournament? Look, I don't remember what it's called, exactly. Great, isn't it? >:(

It occurs every month, where a quote is given to the competitors in which they must find an anagram of it. Soon, once the month is over, the best one is announced and wins, though nobody knows who the judges are... but at least I know what the quote was this month:

"We are looking at a society increasingly dependent on machines, yet decreasingly capable of making or even using them effectively." — Douglas Rushkoff.


This is what I anagrammed. Entries must be emailed to anagrammy.$$[\qquad]$$@grammail.$${}$$com. However, regarding my anagram entry, I don't know what goes in the empty square bracket (there isn't actually a square bracket in the email; rather, it is only my notation to emphasise that I don't know what that part of the email actually is, since I don't remember the specific name of this anagrammy event, whether it be the anagrammy contest or competition or tournament, or maybe even match or game?)

Wait, I know there is some kind of constraint in my anagram that reveals what this anagrammy event is actually called...but I don't even remember what that is, too. Dammit! Oh, and today is the last day of the month, which means... my anagram needs to be emailed by the end of tonight!! Right, here is my anagram of the quote:

    Anyone creating fresh,
New technology
And updating my
Areas feel safe if
Mine can be
More cognitive.
Yuck! Seek help!


Posted to the $$Puzz\elling\;Stack\;Exchange$$.

Can you help this character know what the rest of the email might be, through their anagram? He or she, gender doesn't matter. Also, the text part of the yellow sandbox (except the quote and anagram of it) can help you to solve the puzzle...well, that is to say the least ;)

A whole day and no answers? That's rare for my kind of puzzles! Ok, let's get straight to the hint:

Hint 1:

Every competitor wants to come first in the big anagrammy event... perhaps you too would like to see what comes first, but that is, if you are interested in letters.

Oh, and one last thing:

We didn't submit the anagram yesterday, so theoretically, the aim of this puzzle is kind of over... lucky it's April Fools though! You can work on this puzzle for as long as you like! And no, this part isn't actually a hint.

• P.S. If you have found the answer, then it might be a bit difficult to show it in a picture, but I can actually help with that, lest you need it :) Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 11:13
• All I noticed was that rot13(V pbhyq znxr 'n tveyvfu vqvbgvp juvar' sebz nyy gur pncvgny yrggref) Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 11:25
• @Smock oh, you are definitely on the right track! (ROT13) Gel gb nantenz gur pncvgny yrggref frcnengryl va rnpu cnentencu... ohg bayl gur barf gung jbhyq zngpu jvgu gur gur svefg uvag. Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 12:34
• rot13 (pynfuvat gur jbeq) ? Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 15:09
• @Smock no... oh, close! There are two paragraphs above the quote, by the way ;) Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 15:10

It's called the

Anagrammy Challenge

Reasoning 1

It's hidden vertically within OP's anagram

Anyone creating fresh,New technologyAnd updating myGadget lives to sicklyRuin - loads ofAreas feel safe ifMine can beMore cognitive.Yuck! Seek help!

Reasoning 2

If we take the capital letters (not including I) of the sentences in each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th paragraphs respectively we have

HACNLG/IS/TEH/WDOR.

This almost anagrams to four separate words - CHALNG IS THE WORD

However, the string ell is highlighted at least three times in the puzzle - First as the "l" in Puzzling Stack Exchange, then also in the words "yellow" and "well" below the yellow box.

This could indicate the additional letters we need to make the word "challenge".

However, what we really would need is "eel". This is not an error but indicates we still need to extract an extra clue from the puzzle. As explained by the OP, we need to interpret the em-dash and the string ">:(" in the first paragraph as cluing the process of removing a letter and adding and 'e' to "ell", respectively. Converting ">:(" to "add an e" is not an obvious step, the ">" implies the addition and the "(" is above "9" on the keyboard which is a backwards "e". These two steps allows us to go from "ell" $$\rightarrow$$ "eel" and retrieve the letters required to complete the "challenge".

• Close, you are also on the right track. (ROT13) Lbh unir gnxra gur evtug nccebnpu va trggvat gur svefg yrggref... ohg bayl gb fgneg fragraprf. Jung nobhg gur svefg yrggref bs anzrf? V zrna, jul vf "Nantenzzl Pbagrfg" jvgu pncvgnyf N naq P ohg abg "nantenzzl pbzcrgvgvba" naq rgp? Nyfb, abgvpr gung gur svefg jbeq jevggra vf "Uryyb" :Q Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 14:02
• Oh, and congrats on finding rot13(gur bqq yrggre bhg va "Chmmyvat Fgnpx Rkpunatr")! Very clever! :D Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 14:04
• I think you've cracked it! Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 15:34
• @user477343 Oh my goodness, I've just seen what you mean. Can't believe I missed that before, thanks. Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 16:11
• Congratulations! $\color{green}{\checkmark}$ Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 16:16

All I noticed was that

The first letters of the anagram spell ANAGRAMMY; I was thinking that the competition could be therefore the Anagrammy Acrostic or something to fit the constraints but couldn’t back this up with anything substantive.

• No, that is only the first part of it; the event is called the Anagrammy $[$ something-something $]$. Still, your answer does make sense, so... $(+1)$! Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 12:32