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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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The Mystery of the Unknown Performer

It's your first day as an assistant in the new Puzzle Arena, and you've immediately been taken to an important task. Later today, a well-known artist will be taking to the stage to perform in front of ...
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Star Crossword, and anagrams

Rules: The star is from 5 straight lines, each line for 1 word. The 2 double circles have same letter. The 2 dashed circles have same letter. The direction is Top-Down. For horizontal line is Left-...
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Where Is My Friend?

A friend of mine, one of those world-traveler, rugged outdoorsman, live-out-of-a-tent-and-backpack sorts, has just sent me an interesting email:   ...
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Additions & Twists

Start with a word. For each line below, add one letter to the last word, then anagram, to get a word that means: pitch fleet slowly anent public adverse What word did I start as and what words did I ...
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Help, my life is in danger!

So I was sitting in this nice little pub minding my own business when this party of 6 people walked in and sat down at the table next to me. The group looked kind of odd. There was this woman with ...
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Crossedwords and ciphers and riddles oh joy!

Nothing too special, a crossword to complete, with some layers beneath. All you'll need lies within the puzzle. Cross-words are cool aren't they? Click on it to enlarge image. Normally you'd ...
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What is his profession?

Once when I was travelling through the Himalaya, I came to a small cottage. It was getting dark and I was looking for a place to spend the night, so I knocked on the door. After a while an old man ...
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I behave and am armed

Starting with I behave and am armed, do all the following in the correct order to reveal a famous American history quote. Remove one word Remove two ...
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Tangled-up Add-o-Grams!

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. Each one is a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does my girlfriend want me to buy for her?

I'm obviously dating up, because I can't figure out what my girlfriend wants me to buy her for Christmas. When I asked her what she wanted, she gave me the three puzzles below. The only hint she gave ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!