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An anagram rearranges the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase.

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Catch the flag!

On a small island somewhere in Europe, a battle is fought in the middle of World War II. Two armies, blue and red, have strategically positioned their troops against each other. For convenience, the ...
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Almighty threats!

There's rhyme and reason behind the following 10-step sequence of words and phrases: 1. HUSK 2. BE COMELY 3. TRACKED 4. NOT HOOK 5. KICK TIPS 6. CUSP 7. ALMIGHTY 8. THREATS 9. BEFIT 10. ? The name ...
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Help with "Zelda Minihunt" puzzle [closed]

https://deusovi.github.io/puzzlefiles/zelda-minihunt.pdf I don't have much puzzle experience I think I solved "Wisdom" solution: I might have solved "Power" (I got: I'm stuck on &...
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"Anagrams mod two," U.S. states and territories

I blogged this here, but am crossposting to Puzzling.SE for my benefit and yours. :) At today’s “Gathering 4 Gardner” social, Gordon Lessells presented his annual Christmas puzzle. The mechanism, ...
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Which tiles would make the most 7 letter words? (0-2 blanks)

I just had "STRUNE?" (?=blank) and noticed A LOT of possible 7 letter words! Used an anagrammer and found 34! What is the combination of tiles is able to create the most 7 letter words? ...
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An anagrammed logic puzzle!

ot rleow utbrctsa aacpilt hwti dioiatdn het ryuo s-bcBPEFfJDfeFmksmPOkChDhrgBqjD-i---ffeNB
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A Trivial Pursuit #17 (Science and Nature 3/4): Workaround

This is part 17 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. Solve the clues and enter their answers into the grid ...
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Two similar animals

Can you find the 2 similar animals that has it's names scrambled in this text? laneeatkajswliuotikes Please take note of the tags. Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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The nameless horror

Long ago, we defeated the nameless horror that plagued our lands. We thought it was gone forever, but now ____. It's currently approaching our village roaring with ____ laugh, and witnesses say its ...
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What am I buying?

I'm shopping for an item with the following shopping list: Try taco, (a creek in Oregon) [Make it more +3X hsv], those cycles. Energetic ball auto-caller EWNICW XLJW & XEIXJWE DEIN TIYE EWAYKR ...
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Cryptogram or Anagram

ArenETalagooD fanemiPhOdl Clues: The answer is 7 characters Answer can include the following characters: a-z, ...
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Whose garden centre did we visit?

So my mum and I were in a garden centre the other day, run by a large British organisation. Of course, garden centres sell all kinds of things, including home decoration. They had some jarred candles ...
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Introducing Punograms

Match each word in the first list with its punogram in the second. 14 bl see 77 222 68 904 500 bed lips rolo imom him 213 2B LL BG hob peg slip l8r hi 314 ZZZ 335 wow! 85 PI Define punogram. Finally ...
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Five element puzzle

Born from water sun stone be B. Five elements are ki. The first give three, the rest he. In five symbols, eight see. From them form, evidently That which is written for thee.
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Time (and a place) for an odd-one-out puzzle

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #6: Is it really that [time] again?. It is a tough task to create an 'odd-one-out' type puzzle whose solution lacks any ambiguity at all - it is all ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 21): Color of the Bells

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > A Motley ...
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Mon Dieu! It's civil (servant) war!

The three overlapping ellipses form seven curved regions - place one tile in each region so that the tiles in any one ellipse can be re-arranged into an eight-letter solution to the corresponding clue!...
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Show and tell (and show and tell!)

The seven regions formed by the intersecting ellipses are each home to exactly one of the seven tiles. Can you place the tiles so that those in each ellipse can be rearranged to solve the ...
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The Moon and the Great Wall

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Instructions for this modified connecting wall: In the connecting wall below, each item as written contains one ...
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A quote whose file's corrupted

Here ter miase nt rivey deremanom’s feci heln we shut dlime hey ttick fs oritthouy ao t tabordinaub s. -Toythim hanZ Hint: Can you recover the original quote?
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Why do I have so many unanswered puzzles?

I can't understand. I mean, I'm trying to be interesting. Maybe I'm just bad at this. Huh, maybe I should try clickbait... or something special... another type... no, not just another type... GOT IT! ...
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A Party of Five

AMVVUEIGURISUCOLKTAUEETS STTSIAOGMSEUHTLECTLH ADBDECAECRNEPRPIGTEAAAISLNSNCIIENONG EAAUAMSRFERORIICIPCEAAA SUBSMWIAATMLEITETETYR GDEEUNEXTUENERMONBOOMDSEIRUYSSS SPRGAAARADLUMALNGDAAASANNTLDFO ...
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I turn into an animal

I am a city that ends in a city I start with a state and end in a state Move me around and I turn into an animal What three consonant word am I?
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How do I win a strange game?

There's a phrase I need to remember, in order to be successful here. In 1983, an important date, the SG-1000 was released by a company. If you can name that company, you're getting warm. In fact, the ...
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Wordle Art Challenge [closed]

Design eight-bit-style glyphs in 6x5 pixels with three colors that can be used as a secondary challenge in Wordle. Answers should be appropriate glyphs containing rows that are possible to generate in ...
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On the subject of anagrams

How many words or phrases shown below (Blockquotes) are anagrams of the phrases or the words listed here in this entire puzzle-including the answer? A dry plow Sword Where is the Lord’s, Ted? No ...
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Not like the one in Texas

I... PILFER AND MASK (or SKIMP AND FLARE) I also... BOB A GRANNY THERE I... USE A PRISON and APE OUR SINS I'm often... EYELESS AND SIT IN BINS I... PIPED CURD AND I JEER, you see... At the end of the ...
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A Grand Game (Find two words)

Find 2 relevant (but not strictly related) words using a logical method. One ends in 'R', the other in 'E'. The method should be one which leads to the exact and specific letters for each word (no ...
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A Station Story

A friend of mine who works with computers sent me this handwritten short story in the post with no explanation whatsoever. It raises many questions, for one he usually just emails me, and he's never ...
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I think I've created a new type of puzzle: "Word ___"

I think I've created a new type of puzzle. I call it "Word ___" Here is how to solve it: The word in the above blank is the answer for this puzzle. Step 1: Make a copy of the equations, but ...
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AnaCross II: it's bigger now

So, I've prepared another AnaCross puzzle. The rules are exactly the same: At the end of each row is a pool of letters; those letters are the letters that go in that row of the crossword. Normal ...
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Three quotes, thirteen anagrams

"My flight from ___ just arrived at Heathrow. The connecting flight leaves in two hours. I will arrive at ___ Terminal 1. I'm going to take a taxi to my hotel if ___ not available at that hour. ...
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The fearsome maiden

Fair maiden of ___, most feared in these parts, with terrible power thou ___ men's hearts. The beaux of all kingdoms thou ___ to doom; thy ___ and light they seek, but find their tomb. Excited, the ...
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Two more words and their anagrams

Excluding the word SPINE, can you give me 2 words which are part of the human body that also have one word anagrams that are part of the human body? Again, please exclude SPINE. No partial answers. No ...
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AnaCross: A crossword made of anagrams

This is a new type of puzzle I've devised: the AnaCross. Nothing new under the sun and all, I'm sure someone has made one before, but I've never seen it. The rules are pretty simple. At the end of ...
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Got a name for our stuff toy

We are like babies, we still love our stuff toys even if we are already grown up, and we have 1 specific stuff toy that has a name that doesn't really exist for us humans. I have made a puzzle to ...
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Guineas Dealer ||||||||

This visionary turns into a comedian, an animal and a fictional hero around Christmas. What is his favorite machine? Note: The lines after the word "Dealer" in the title have nothing to do ...
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I invited them and no one came

My colleague told me this morning with frustration: To 200 friends I sent invitations to my birthday party, and not one person came. The last paragraph of the invitation had a mysterious sentence ...
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What is an Ants Letter™?

This is a variant on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a letter conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ants Letter™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. Ants™ ...
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An Anagram Tribond: You can love it, or not

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Figure out what these mixed up clues are supposed to be and solve the tribond, then repeat with the results! Group 1: tubings, pertain, ...
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Who murdered His Majesty the King?

Furious, the chief officer of London's police force stood in the foyer of the late Majesty's mansion, trying to compose himself. Sitting before him were the three suspects, Toby and Ned (whom he'd ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #09 - “The” Cryptic Movies

This is the ninth Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Which of the following jumbled word is not a animal

This question was asked in mock test of an exam for which I am preparing. Which of the following jumbled word is not a animal? LATHPEEN FEFEOC I originally had the wrong set of letters for the ...
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Ingrid Deduction pops by with a puzzle

The other night I was sat at home in Providence when the doorbell rang. To my surprise, my very good friend Ingrid Deduction stood on the step, a huge grin on her face and a piece of paper held out ...
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Anagram puzzles

5 independent problems in a "self-help arrangement" (which helps you figure out, what the task is, without presenting an example) not left + up = honest tear + boy = jail five + I = kiln ...
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Regarding the universe; life, death, neutrons, stars; everything

My brother Yzarc recently returned from his summer road trip, so I went to visit him. He seemed unusually quiet, sitting pensive in a chair and watching the clouds. This was unusual, since typically ...
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The Pitiable Coder - Edition 2

It had been a while since my favourite newspaper had published any puzzles. In fact, it had been so long since 'The Pitiable Coder' released $\mathbb{CHEMICRYPTICS}$, that I was beginning to think ...
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My Exciting Travel Adventure

I have been working hard all year. You know what that means, it's time for a summer vacation! This puzzle will tell you where I am heading!There are three puzzle sets, with 9 clues each. Each set has ...
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What Masyu do with the antique clock?

Anagram is needed, and it will answer: What Masyu do with the antique clock?
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Four times they anagram

Four times they anagram Once to help in judgement Twice in the name of a book Third could describe part of you And last, an event with a hook Hint
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