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Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and shuffle it to form the answer-words for the second sentence. The answer-words in all sentences are the same length. Other than that, there is no correlation between answer-words from one sentence-pair to the next. All resulting sentences must make sense, and must use answer-words that are legal in Scrabble.

Similar earlier puzzles are here:
Anagrammatically speaking 4
Anagrammatically speaking 3
Anagrammatically speaking 2
Anagrammatically speaking

Pair 1:

There was a ______ between the two companies to see who could produce the cheaper ______.
The ______ habit of Leona O’Neal is to drink two ______ after dinner and then watch TV until 2am.

Pair 2:

I am buying a gallon of ______ for me, and another gallon for ______ to my neighbor.
Everybody ______ that the dessert cart at the Argentine Tangerine needs ______.

Pair 3:

If we plant crops in the spring, it gives us something to do, and it ______ the ______ problem that we could ______.
While the interviewer ______ the history of the missing ______, the CEO ______ by trying to ______ the story so it ______ to the audience’s sympathies.

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Pair 1 is solved by Daniil

Pair 2

I am buying a gallon of SEALER for me, and another gallon for RESALE to my neighbor. Everybody RELAYS that the dessert cart at the Argentine Tangerine needs LAYERS.
A good alternative for the second part has been suggested by MacGyver88:
Everybody AGREES that the dessert cart at the Argentine Tangerine needs GREASE.

Pair 3

If we plant crops in the spring, it gives us something to do, and it AVERTS the VASTER problem that we could STARVE.
While the interviewer TRACES the history of the missing CRATES, the CEO REACTS by trying to RECAST the story so it CATERS to the audience’s sympathies.

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(V'z guvaxvat NTERRF naq TERNFR sbe cneg 2 bs 2.) Maybe :) $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 May 18 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ @MacGyver88 Oh yes, that could also work $\endgroup$ – hexomino May 18 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Ternfr va lbhe qrffreg? Tebff...) $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman May 19 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Darrel, It's an acquired taste. :) $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 May 19 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ Since this answer is more complete than the other answer, I'm giving this one the check mark. Also, it's the dessert cart that needs _____, not the desserts themselves! I was trying to make it trickier by wording it as I did. $\endgroup$ – FlanMan May 20 at 18:58
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Pair 1:

There was a BATTLE between the two companies to see who could produce the cheaper TABLET.

The LATEST habit of Leona O’Neal is to drink two LATTES after dinner and then watch TV until 2am.

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