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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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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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Anagram a specific word to describe a current event

Take a word, anagram it, add the original word to create a phrase. I hope the answer is not too offensive during these trying times. Bonus: Take the original word, anagram it again to describe the ...
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Me? I cause pain

For context, here is my previous puzzle in this format. Me, I cause pain. My first anagram is naturally beautiful. My second anagram is synonymous with rocks. My third anagram is fancy food. My ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 6

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 ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 5

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 ...
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Uncle Nestor's postcard crossword

Uncle Nestor is still finding ways to adapt to life inside a socially isolated bubble. Now that we are allowed to visit family members, I was helping him sort through an old drawer of postcards and ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 4

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 ...
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Multilanguage generalization of "What number is that? Asks Grandpa"

This is a multilingual generalized follow-on to "What number is that? Asks Grandpa", which I restate as: "What is the smallest positive English integer N, for which if you take its WORD anagram and ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 3

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses 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 ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 2

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses 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 ...
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Base compromised

Grid in plaintext The nine highlighted cells contain multiple letters: two or more letters from the down clue, and two or more letters from the across clue (where applicable). The letters in each of ...
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Anagrammatically speaking

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses 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 ...
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After the PSE lounge

Having solved the complaint at the PSE lounge, I leave the lounge and see a door I haven't noticed before. The door has a large sign. At the top it has a rhyme: Rotations are red Or are they blue?...
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Anagrid (word search with anagrams)

I have to give Tom the opportunity for a rematch, so here's my attempt at an Anagrid (here is the first puzzle in the series). The rules: This square is composed of elements, all in the same set, ...
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A derivative word search

This square is composed of elements, all in the same set, written either horizontally or vertically. There is no overlap, each letter belongs to exactly one word. However, the words are anagrammed. ...
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Continental nations word search

This square is composed of nations, all in the same continent, written either horizontally or vertically. There is no overlap, each letter belongs to exactly one nation. However, the country names are ...
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Signatures of serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards?

This is from a real-life murder-mystery. In 2009 Edward Wayne Edwards was arrested and convicted of five murders, following a tip-off from his daughter April. Former detective John A. Cameron ...
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Complaint at the PSE lounge

While walking through the PSE lounge, I noticed a piece of paper on one of the tables. Picking it up, I saw several things. The first, was a couple of sentences at the top: I love this place! But ...
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