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Questions tagged [anagram]

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

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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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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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Dissecting Africa

A straightforward puzzle for the patient. There are no tricks or decryptions needed. The task is 'simple' albeit potentially challenging (and maybe time-consuming). The goal Dissect the Africa-...
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The Language Genie

My friend Arie has a toy called a "Language Genie". If you give it a word in English, it will pick four different languages and find the translation of the English word in each language. Then it makes ...
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Anagrams: From Food to Food [closed]

A challenge a friend and I came up with to entertain ourselves, but found a little too taxing: Find 5 single word foods (i.e. comestibles or dishes) whose letters can be reshuffled to give another ...
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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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Anagram’s all over this place

I met a fellow puzzler from a certain country and town. When I asked where he was from, he replied My prefix is anagram My infix is anagram My suffix is anagram Where is he from? Hint: When ...
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I'm quite famous nowadays, mostly because of my owner

I have: An anagram that sharpens your imagination An anagram that doesn't ask for your permission An anagram that is not very original An anagram that is not very important What am I?
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Cryptically dumb medieval jokes

Why did the chicken cross the river? Well, I believe that is a question too vague to classify for a riddle, eh? Well, I had to draw your attention. Actually, my story is a bit more complicated than ...
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No tea. No coffee. No water

Fr Owen More had left the exclusive Dublin Temperance Society meeting and was relieved to be sitting down in the living room of Mrs. Philippa Glass. She brought him a wee fat-free jam oat scone ...
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Returning the Cricket Kit

It was approaching the Easter Holidays at Farthingbottom School and Class 5M had been asked to clean out the cricket pavilion, ready for the start of the season next term. Under one of the benches ...
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Theorists sure want true answers to this!

So, birds eat bread I toss. One romantic kiss in the rain's too nice, methinks. Untidy notes disrupted a student in a study period. Deodorant on to end an odor. The wisdom of ...
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Anagram holiday

Virtues, we devour and restore, usher a puzzle. Related to the above sentence, find a six-letter word, which anagrams to gives words starting with each of the five different letters of the word.
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Anagram Sentences

For each of the below sentences, find a set of anagrams that can fill in the blanks to form a coherent, grammatically correct sentence. See the example below if you don't understand. I won't provide ...
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My Anagram is Noble

Here is another one of my classic puzzles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6). Me, I am what you do when you don't want to do something, My anagram is noble, My other anagram is necessary for human ...
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Name the sword aloud to save the castle from the monster

One morning the castle awoke to a shout: "A monster's attacking, come quick!" "Call for the wizard", said somebody else, "He'll save us - his favourite trick". They called him 'Ard Merlin ...
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The King's new dress

The King has come to me at once And ordered that I make a suit "The suit should have a lot of folds Contain a lot of metal discs Please color it by using paint Then decorate with flower ...
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So many Anagrams!

For this puzzle, you have to find two words that are anagrams of each other to fit into the "____". For example, you might place earth and heart. After we _____ for many hours we were very ...
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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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Three linked oppograms

Inspired by this puzzle where an oppogram was defined as an anagram of opposites For example: $\color{blue}{ratify }\space\color{red}{smart}\space\color{green}{peace}\rightarrow\color{blue}{deny}\...
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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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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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The answer is right here silly

I need your help with this one. I had a mixup at work today. As you can clearly see I missed part of my to do list today. Upon arriving at work, within minutes I received this email from my boss. ...
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I was inspired to create a third (and not final) anagram puzzle

Inspired by @QuantumTwinkie's anagram puzzles. First one to answer all of them correctly will get the tick! Good luck!$\;\color{green}{\checkmark}$ Partial answers are also welcome :) The ...
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Shortest way from B to A

Spent most of my life out at sea I've crossed a shark or two – or three Stayed calm – a skipper brave and tough Yet one of them did call my bluff Gorged on my leg with glee Not yet ...
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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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Historical figure word-search

There are 22 historical figures on this board. Can you find them all?
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls!

Your task? Sort the 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words. Each group will have something in common. All the common things relate to a tag. What tag? ...
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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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Me, I am circumference

Here is a puzzle in the same form of my previous puzzles, here and here. Me, I am circumference, My anagram is what you should do, My anagram's homophone is what you do in school, My ...
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A Letter: The Archenemy

A week ago, when I was travelling on an airplane to my city London, I found an envelope. The strange thing was that I found my name on it. So, I opened it. It read: Hi, Did you miss me? I hope ...
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Crossword quest? Crossword quest

It's been some time since I found the "Two brothers" server. They were quite prominent indie-game-devs back when people programmed on flash. Now the only sign of them is this preview on the long-...
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A riddle of anagrams

I must get to the bottom of this But it is so far away It couldn't be further So I swap round to be a gardener I hold up my plants Holding the nutrients they need But I change again, ...
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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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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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A Salute to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Day (which happens to be March 21st - go figure), I have crafted a puzzle which I hope will do a small bit of justice to this day. Carefully hidden in the four sections ...
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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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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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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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My Anagram is Coming

Here is another one of my classic puzzles (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Me, I'm telling you something, My anagram is coming, My other anagram is to make something different. My Second anagram'...
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A Classic Conundrum

I had a quick idea for a puzzle that may or may not be too hard to solve, but nothing is too hard for Puzzling SE so let's give it a go. One of my friends gave me a list of classic books to read last ...
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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 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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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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A set for which the majority have a common theme

Sometimes it's fun to be a little too literal. The family being pushed repeatedly. The reach of a ring. Electricity of darkness. The gradual destruction of transportation. Unable to marry alone. Some ...
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Puzzling Poem About Word Puzzles

Uh oh. I was trying to come up with an interesting puzzle, better than my previous ones, but I have forgotten the correct answer. The solution is a special sequence of 14 seemingly random words. They ...
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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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I was inspired to create a fourth

It's here. It's finally here. It's... Once again, heavy thanks to @QuantumTwinkie for first making these kinds of puzzles, and here is my previous one if you are interested but have not seen it ...
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More Consonant Sameness

Each answer will have two words with the same consonants in the same order. An example, for the newcomers: When Spies Collide which is of course a Based on Riley's recent riddle. Now for the ...