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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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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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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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Dear Fellow PSE Users,

This puzzle is dedicated to all of you! Instructions There are 8 anagram questions below. In each question, you can rearrange the letters to find an answer, which is 2 English words that describe a ...
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Starring Samurais - Several Scribbled Short Stories

Flipping through my notebook, I found several stories I scribbled. What do they mean? First one Samurai nagging, "Elixir agent, typewriter iamb, ultraviolet emitters..." Second one ...
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Room 11: Bits and pieces of Chinese history

Credit: Brandon X. This is part of a larger riddle room puzzle. Other rooms: Room 213 You have just woken up. You recall the night before, being driven from your home to a luxurious hotel by some ...
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Is there a name for this kind of anagram?

I was thinking about anagrams and I was wondering if there was a name for anagrams that keep the relative order of the letters, but instead rearranges them by moving the starting point of the word and ...
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Twelve past eleven at the police station

An immeasurably large kudos to this puzzle, which was the inspiration for this one. All of the blanks in the following passage may be filled with words. Each of the seven blanks contains one distinct ...
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Anagramming in sixes

Fill in the gaps in the following conversations. All six gaps contain the same six letters in a different order, with spaces and punctuation where appropriate. Conversation #1 – Have you ...
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A word challenge/competition! (ft. Categorically Deceiving words) [closed]

Here are the rules: A Categorically Deceiving word is one whose letters can be mixed around to form a new word which belongs to the same category as the original (e.g. red and green belong to the ...
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The Binomial Elks Club

The Binomial Elks Club For many months, Bill Gates had heard whispers of an exclusive club for the super rich, but when pressed, no one would provide any details. The secrecy surrounding the club ...
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An Ode Full'a Herrin's

Dear smart friend, How witty sire alway look! Here's ag'in an ol' ode, For you, fiend, a puzzler's game! Demeanour means imp's English name introduction. Small film halves film ...
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Back to the nineties!

I've left the world before the 90's, But I'm still many a ninety. Inside me there's an instant, I've proposed many a constant. My universe is not stable, But I'm still there at the table. ...
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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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Who Can Help Retag This?

Gestures to stop Jacks' paving stones Oh! Tiny reformation chaos at data transmission Occasion (the first) to initiate moderator election Circular execution of queer joshes up with ...
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Anagram of an anagram

My anagram's anagram is a furious lady. My anagram's anagram is a comic military force. My anagram's anagram is to sell weapons to a flamboyant guy. What are we anagramming?
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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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A Smuggled List of S'S

Smuggled this strange list from [redacted] 's place. Maybe he is making a puzzle. Who is the victim? Scarlet covers Swindler's imprecation Sour disordered equipment Smash journal ...
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No Halves Hath the Heptagram

Here is the heptagram: Rules are the same as for the octagram. However, the heptagram has the very nice property that all words are unique. I.e., as you go around, you will not encounter any ...
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Step into the Octagram

The diagram below shows a partially-filled "octagram". Step into it, if you dare! At every vertex in a long word. Flowing into every vertex are two short words. Anagrammed together, these two short ...
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Anagram Within an Anagram!

The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ...
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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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A mountain riddle

In school, I'm mostly concerned with geometry. However, both in Europe and in Asia I may see my rearrangements from above. What am I? --- EDIT --- The question has been edited in its tags.
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A cryptic tricolour

This puzzle is part 8 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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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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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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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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The Anagrammy… what?

Hello, did you hear about the Anagrammy Contest? No, wait — the anagrammy competition... or the anagrammy tournament? Look, I don't remember what it's called, exactly. Great, isn't it? >:( It ...
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Bold, vivid family

I remember organising the colours of the rainbow in columns. In the way that I did, I could create the word RAINBOW from certain letters in each word, indicated by the columns they were each placed in....
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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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Errors and Warnings in clues

I want to use "Error" and "Warning" as anagram indicators, like this: Run Time Error (4) --- EMIT Error: Please get a rest (6) --- ASLEEP (not sure yet) Error 106E: Something Wrong (4) --- VICE ...
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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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A unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds? Inexorably!

With great economy and without superfluous, exaggerated, flowery speech, please elucidate how to determine clearly and precisely what the beautiful, ornate, stupendous Word Of The Day is. My extreme ...
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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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An Anagram Puzzle!

Find the hidden message. ...
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A prophet denies his existence

What is my anagram - A prophet denies his existence? Clue:
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Which logo does this word represent?

Puzzle 1 Which logo does the word dsPlinS represent? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I haven't posted in a while, but I'm back on track, baby! And to celebrate my coming back, whoever solves this would earn a $...
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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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Letter Grid 5x5 number 1

In this grid there are five mixed-up words, shuffled only vertically. Can you find them all? suvet wtetl hport soaee dhuse For example, if the words were egg, sky and pie, we might see: eke sig pgy
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Puzzle in a Newspaper

The newspaper I got this morning was a little off, to say the least. The main headline proudly read: Horse squeals eight times, dubbed "octsqueal" Well, I decided to ignore that, and head over ...
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Anagrams: From Cheese to Sneeze [closed]

Anagram time! Similar to Anagrams: From Food to Food, but this time its From Cheese to Sneeze, or (almost) Anything You Please. Brief: You must turn the names of cheeses into common nouns using ...
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An anagram rebus

Here is an anagram rebus. Find the words in the rebus and use it to find a name of a place.
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I've messed up again. I'm such a failure

My brother always says that I can never do anything right. It looks like I've proven his point for him once again... I tried to create some IPA pronunciation guides, but I managed to put the letters ...
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Spelling Puzzle

All right students, take your seats for the "Spelling Bee." Perhaps I should say "Arranging Bee." Listed are the names of seven countries of the world. For the test, I have scrambled the letters that ...
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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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Cannibalistic Words

Drawing from the word pool below, find the twelve Cannibalistic Words. (Note the no-computers and logical-deduction tags.) WILD _ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ PENS ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ _ _ DEED _ _ _ ☐ ☐ _ _ _ BLED ...
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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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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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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

This riddle is probably really easy, but I came up with a good rhyme, so I wanted to post it. Pen is mightier than Sword; Sword knows this is true; However, what Pen brings to fight, Sword ...
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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. [1] First word of riddle also famously wrote I'm not worn out - OP ...
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Simple Question that I got back when I was in school

This is gonna be my first question or puzzle. Hope this wouldn't be easy for you. What is the word that can be derived from ICE AND OUT?