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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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Even odd words can be oddly even

This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #25: wordplay. How it works You are given 3 clues, ODD, EVEN and FULL. The answer to each clue is a single word. The ODD and EVEN words are ...
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Encrypted Add-A-Gram!

In a regular Add-A-Gram, each word in the chain is an anagram of the previous word plus one additional letter. It is possible to solve them from any entry point, and then work forwards or backwards ...
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Lost are your hopes, yet this is what you were looking for

My story starts at my small kiosk. But I was a fool and now all is lost, what I gained in return is a downpour on my head. A burden on my soul. I found a plan to fool them all, now I can force ...
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Faster, higher, stronger

Last week my local newspaper featured a crossword puzzle. Two things were strange about it: it was placed on the sports pages and the clues were numbered in a very peculiar way, with what looks like a ...
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Another beloved Add-A-Gram puzzle!

Well it's been a few days, so I figure, why not? Are you ready to solve another Add-A-Gram chain? Each word can form the next word by adding a letter and then forming an anagram. For example, an ...
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Dead Letter Drops

Start with a word. For each line below, drop the indicated number of letters from it, rearranging if necessary, to form a word with the (probably cryptical) meaning given. The first line clues your ...
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List of Related Multi-Grams

Each item on this list is a multi-word anagram. I like to call them Multi-Grams. Each line is a separate item in the list. For each item, rearrange the letters to form new words. The number of words ...
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My second Add-A-Gram

OK, my last one was solved in like 30 seconds, let's try for a better one. A pirate's favourite word inside the leader of an ancient pantheon inside moved quickly inside espouse one's opinions ...
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My First Add-A-Gram

Well, I've looked at a bunch of puzzles here but I'm not good at making long involved ones, so I'll make a short one: A bad word inside a suffix of a Chinese martial art inside an alien spaceship ...
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Another another Add-A-Gram

This is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. You need to find a chain of words, such that each next word is an anagram of the previous word plus an additional letter. Example: a doctor ...
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Are we bored of add-a-grams yet? Because I've got another short one

This is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. You need to find a chain of words, such that each next word is an anagram of the previous word plus an additional letter. For example, ...
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Add-A-Gram marathon!

This is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. You need to find a chain of words, such that each next word is an anagram of the previous word plus an additional letter. a Tasty bone in ...
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Time for another Add-A-Gram!

An Add-A-Gram takes a word, adds a letter, and then shuffles the letters to make a new word (I guess you can call this an Add-A-Gram's Add-A-Grammar). In this game, I will define an Add-A-Gram chain, ...
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It's time to play…Add-A-Gram!

Anyone who loves Scrabble or this site is probably familiar with anagrams. But what about Add-A-Grams? An Add-A-Gram takes a word, adds a letter, and then shuffles the letters to make a new word (I ...
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Anagram puzzle whose solution is guaranteed to make you laugh

Rearrange the letters in the name of an African country to produce something a little risque'.
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A Page of Puzzling

I found this puzzle page from a newspaper and found it absolutely confounding. The sudoku had question marks and other things all over it, the logic puzzle made no sense, the cryptic crossword was ...
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Gdansk Knight to you

More than surprising, and slippery to the core, I give resistance. I hide my secrets, until you come upon me, revealing myself. Evening stars of, transcendental quality, illuminate me. ...
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Don't duck this story!

As you prepare to get on board, I (the omniscient story-teller) noticed three other passengers that will be with you in this plane. The first one was writing a letter: I have to tell you that ...
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The Etiquette Room

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. You wake up feeling rather dazed. Your head is pounding. Whatever just happened did ...
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What is the answer to this jumble?

I figured out that the answers to the minor questions are- And therefore that the letters for the main question are What is the final answer? Source: T2 Jumbles.
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Rhyme of the century!

This puzzle is part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge - "Unconventional Tag Fusion". I won't be found next if you deeply Observe, Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve. I keep my five best ...
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Surreal Dreaming in Wild Westworld

Of course you can skip this (somewhat long) bit and check out the deal below to see if it's worth your time. A couple of weeks ago, I had a weird dream. It's been lingering in my mind, and I need ...
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You really know who are we!

Exquisite as much as others we have our own land, United by our name divided we stand! When problems visit, and things just stop, You know where to find us, we stay on top! We ...
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A Prison Officer's Password

Prison is not a nice place to be. Especially when you've been wrongly convicted. The Officers have sympathized with you, however, and one in particular, a very musical chap, has become good friends ...
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Words that are anagrams of themselves

Can you think of a 6+ letter word that is an anagram of itself? The rule is that the letters of the word must be able to be rearranged to spell the original word, but none of the letters are in their ...
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Words that are both anagrams and synonyms of each other

The puzzle is to find pairs of English words (A,B) such that A and B are both synonyms and anagrams of each other. For example, theater and theatre (which are the British and American spelling of the ...
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Just a little change and we're talking physical education

Without a change I wont let you give up. Though without my e you've made a jump On Christmas you hear my first two in succession Hear only my last two and we're talking physical ...
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Word Jumble - 15 Letters

I came across a question in facebook, which asked to solve this word jumble! I wasted nearly 3 days, still couldn't get over it. 1st row provides the choices, and with this we have to fill the second ...
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Read. Learn. Live. Escape

You wake lying face down on a hard stone floor. Your head hurts. As your eyes find focus, you see a haiku scratched into the ground beside you: A wrong step brings death! But, a wrong guess brings ...
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A weird text conversation

I just had a very strange SMS conversation with one of my musician friend. Since I need your help, I'll share it with you, hoping that he won't come here... Here is a text version of the conversation,...
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Race to the Past: A Historical Scavenger Hunt

This was intended to be for History Fortnight, but I didn't quite get it finished up in time. (I now have a history of just missing these cutoffs.) Here's the puzzle, though you'll definitely need ...
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The princess' journey came to a crossroad

This is a sequel to A princess fell in love During her journey, the princess encountered a very strange crossroad. Can you help you her choose a safe way to go to the prince? What would she ...
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Some of our Professors are Missing

It has emerged that four members of the mathematics department at Farthingbottom School have been working on a top-secret code-breaker for the government. Unfortunately for them (and the school) ...
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Reference a head and a tie - What am I

You might hear my term in sports or an online game If I loose my 3rd letter I might reference a head or a tie Switch my first two letters, read me backwards and read me reverse. Oh what a ...
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My favorite paintings

I only like one artist. What are my three favorite paintings? Aerospace taper millionaires I remain separate solar police Oriole rat missile appearance American pirates aerosol pile ...
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Music that becomes flammable - What am I?

This is an anagram styled riddle and the answer is a word. Be careful I'm dangerous, left how I'm read Remove my first letter and I'll become music instead Switch my middle letters ...
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Anagram word search

Rules: Words are scrambled - i.e. anagrams. Valid paths - horizontally, vertically, diagonally. No words are with less than 5 letters. All words fall (more or less) within the same category - there ...
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A word that becomes a beauty - What am I?

As I am, joy I should produce Switch my first and third letters and magic I can let loose If you put me first before all, I will be very large Remove my second letter and place my last ...
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Historical figure word-search

There are 22 historical figures on this board. Can you find them all?
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Switch my middle letters, read me backwards I'm food. What am I?

With only one I'm not possible Switch my middle letters, read me backwards I'm food Rearranged I'm many things, I'm part of this community, I can be a significant other and ...
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Strange Kids Playing in a Nice Place

I am just back from a wonderful place and can't help sharing my experiences! The place is really fun and amazing. There are movie theatres, libraries, music stores and what not! But I don't usually ...
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Athletes at the Rio Olympics

This is an entry in the 13th Fortnightly Topic Challenge. The little country of Asrius finally made it into the Olympics game! Yay! CROWD CHEERING!!! Five competitors from this country (Martin Fuis,...
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Behind the Door: End of the Quest?

Once again, the door opens and reveals a medium-sized dark room. "What? No more doors?" you soliloquize. Maybe you are near the end of your quest for the secrets of the universe and ultimate power........
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What do these anagrams have in common? #2 [duplicate]

Agar man Red Lid Ripcords Crow Cysts I perch Libya Oils Tv What do these anagrams have in common? Hopefully this one is a little harder!
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What do these anagrams have in common?

Raw Rats Indonesia Jan Plantain Lee A Unsaddled Mirror Delta Sir What do these anagrams have in common?
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Letter Police to the Rescue

You're sitting at your Alphabet City Police Department sergeant's desk on a normal Wednesday when the phone rings. "Oh my god, oh my god! Please help me. It's my pet word. It's been, well, I don't ...
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Cryptic Clue Maze

The maze The paths Malfunctioning oven trade fixed kitchen (9) Damages small vehicles (5) Coastal airport department's vulnerability (3,8) Happy about rook color (4) Anger about queer, out ...
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Oppograms - what comes next?

What comes next in this sequence? Refunds Cruelty Refund Unexcited Tingle Forgets Yon Attracts What is an Oppogram? Bonus points for answering in the form of an oppogram, however you might want to ...
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An anagram ..from a friend [closed]

My friend gave me this anagram. "Chamberlains psst curs nerd!" No clues because I don't know the answer. A word from my friend It would be very very very helpful He told me 24 places including ...
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pairs of anagrams where the two words sound and look very different

This is a question about pairs of anagrams capable of flavouring puzzles as memorable and surprising because the two words are so different. One of my favourite such pairs is chesty and scythe. These ...