Questions tagged [anagram]

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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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A farm related sport?

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. I'll say that the overall philosophy used here is the same as in Rosetta's Stone. Also, the rainbow colors at the top are just for reference. Finally, ...
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The hardest crossword you'll do today!

This could well be the most difficult crossword you do today! Please note that the use of Google and other search engines is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. (Of course, I have no way of policing this, but if ...
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News of the world

Here's a quick little puzzle to keep busy.
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Worn out and about

Will wrote I'm worn out, and I'm not worn out, [1] Like to a thirsty bed, Worn, worn out of bed, Worn to repair a bed. Hint: [1] First word of riddle also wrote, in a famous speech, that ...
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Rosetta's Stone

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Fairly hard I suspect. Enjoy! Final Answer: (6, 7) Version for the color impaired here. Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4
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Crossword With Friends

So I recently created a crossword for you guys, but I misplaced everything except my list of words! Being too busy working on movie-related puzzles to recreate it, I asked some help from my friends (...
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LongEst in anothEr way?

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Too simple? Anyway, enjoy! Final answer: (15)
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Rearranged recounting stirs the pot

My friend always speaks in anagrams (he's very clever). He was describing a dispute that tore his family apart: Side sea we toast, "Winter moon!" Shortly after that, I terminated my friendship ...
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Are we there yet?

Quotations, but melt? Have you found the answer yet?
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Password Strength

An entry to Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 - based on this xkcd. I am the password manager, helping others remember passwords. I am the password manager, receiving many calls ...
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Can you solve this devilish Junior Jumble?

In the game Undertale, there is a character named Papyrus who believes that the Jumble puzzle is much harder than the daily crossword. Help prove him right by trying to solve this brainteaser:
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

This is a challenge for word-puzzle lovers. It might be a bit more of a game than a puzzle, but I think it is not limitless in it's answers, so a final answer could be found (eventually). What is the ...
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Longest sentence where all words are anagrams of each other

Won, now own. Rules: A “word” is an entry on dictionary.com. A “sentence” is any text that is grammatically correct, has a complete meaning in the English language, starts with a capital letter and ...
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Names of different kinds

My first 2 are a Chinese surname. My last 2 are a Chinese surname. My first 3 are a boy's name. My middle 2 are a boy's name. My last 3 are a boy's name. My anagram is a boy's name....
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My creator is our lord and savior

I have: An anagram that can substitute buddies An anagram that are formed by buddies An anagram that sometimes you do on your buddy An anagram that can be juicy (And maybe give to your buddy?)...
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How long should an anagram be in order to be solvable by a human?

I'm writing some puzzles for a bunch of smart friends, but I'm unsure if the puzzle is too easy or too hard. For instance, an anagram like this: fangos theorem Should be solvable by a human without ...
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Anagram fills all the blanks

Continuing with the theme " Same word fills all the blanks" here is a riddle where the anagrams of ONE WORD fill all the blanks. One concession: Apostrophe allowed. NO using Anagram Solver or any ...
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Witness intimidation

After solving this puzzle, I received an envelope in the mail. I opened the envelope, only to find three letters inside. The first one read: I know who you are I'm sending my greeting ...
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Longest in one way

A puzzle somewhat in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. A quick, simple one. Enjoy! Final answer: (17) As Christmas is upon us and my attendance here may be spotty in the coming days, here's a quick ...
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Mapmaker mauled by mace meets meretricious monk

After abandoning my job as a researcher due to a pirate attack, I've taken up a job as a galactic cartographer. To support my craft, I've made it my business to explore whichever galaxies I can. ...
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The first Density™ Puzzle!

Welcome to the very first puzzle in a new series! It's all about (hopefully) exploring new ways of creating puzzles, as densely as possible. If you'd like to create your own Density™ puzzle, the ...
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What is a Aged Rope Phrase™?

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, I call it a Aged Rope Phrase™. Text-only version in CSV form: "Enamel Tar","A Chaplain Labouring" "Enable Lane","A Paleface Meets Minor" "Beer Nice","Therefore ...
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Twelve Labours - #12 Pluto Pups

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 It was ...
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Salt, pepper, herbs and spices

This puzzle is dedicated to an avid violinist. Who is the violinist? Hint:
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Grammy Winners Grading

Prologue. I am bored. I have divided the Grammy winners in the past few years into the following tiers, according to a specific and objective criterion. How did I categorise them? The ...

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