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A word loved by poets in five equal parts

The end of a dog is how two of them start

The third can be found in the land of Jafar

The fourth can be useful to learn where you are

The fifth is a word that an anchor might use

Announcing the start of tonight's evening news

Note: A complete answer should explain all of the clues.

Edit: I just noticed that I made a slight error in how this is spelled, in that one of the parts is slightly larger than the other 4. I'm not sure if I can explain this in the verse and still make it rhyme, so I'm just gonna leave this here.

Hint:

Just double one of the letters. It does not affect the pronunciation.

It's been a little while, so here's another hint:

Note that "dog" and "anchor" are singular. This is significant. In retrospect "poets" should probably be singular be as well.

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  • $\begingroup$ Following on from your second hint, could you say whether the answer depends on knowledge of the wording used by one specific news anchor, for example from a specific broadcaster? $\endgroup$ – MichaelMaggs May 20 at 20:58
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelMaggs Yes, you could definitely say that. In fact, all of the clues are very specific. (But don't worry, you don't have to have lived in a specific place to have heard of any of them.) $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman May 21 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ I could almost make rot13(Wnoorejbpxl svg, vs gur Arjf napube cneg pbhyq or xl sebz Fxl Arjf). $\endgroup$ – MichaelMaggs May 21 at 14:56
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelMaggs That's not it, though I'm curious how you got to that. The word does share one thing in common with that guess in that rot13(vg jnf vairagrq ol n cbrg, naq abg bsgra frra ryfrjurer). $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman May 21 at 16:35
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Partial answer -- I'm still working on it.

A word loved by poets in five equal parts

I'm not exactly sure what this is saying. Is it 5 words or 5 letters or 5 syllables?

The end of a dog is how two of them start

The end of a dog could be a tail or you could stretch it to mean a paw

The third can be found in the land of Jafar

This is a reference to Aladdin (I'm pretty sure). I'm guessing a genie, lamp, magic carpet or something else

The fourth can be useful to learn where you are

A map or compass or maybe stars

The fifth is a word that an anchor might use

Announcing the start of tonight's evening news

Typically they start the news with "good evening" or "Hello"

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  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right track on clue 3, but not quite there yet. Pay attention to the wordplay tag, and think a bit more specifically on the others. The first clue does indeed refer to letters, but there are more than 5. (Note the edit to original question - they're not quite equal, my bad.) $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman May 17 at 19:46

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