Questions tagged [anagram]

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

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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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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 ...
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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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Laddergram to start off your day?

I thought I'd try my hand at creating a Laddergram, a format of puzzle I've seen in Dell's Pencil Puzzles and Word Games. The rules here are: on each row, there are three words given by clues. The ...
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Where in the world?

(This is not a part of the puzzle. I am posting this here for two reasons: first, I've already spent ~8 hours trying to solve this. Second, I find it quite interesting and want to share.) The puzzle ...
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Garden and Desert

Deals with me rarely are regretted. I assure you, when last becomes first and the first last He'll be Rejected. Adam Rejoiced in my newer locations -- Dancing about again and again as ...
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Same Bat-Time! Same Bat-Channel!

Robin has been captured by the always-insidious Riddler! Batman tracks him to a old apartment on the 39th floor of an abandoned high-rise and swings inside, only for the window to slam shut behind ...
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What is his phone number?

Edit One day when you are watching your neighbor's dogs (one named Morse and the other named "nag a ram") the dog starts to have problems. Nag a ram will not stop crying/yelping and looks sad, so you ...
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Attack of the Asthmatic Enemy Omnivores

You're under attack! Who by, you may ask? By the Asthmatic Enemy Omnivores, of course! Why? Irrelevant! You've just found a bomb that they planted near your headquarters, and the only way to disarm ...
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A Tau Snug John?

Look to space to see planets eight, You'd probably waste where's I'd just wait. Multiply Fifty and Three, Ten Million times, Tis when evolution made me, Living in pond scum, What a great time whoopee....
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There are 5 brothers

If the first one is the stone, you will be very rich if you have a kilo of it The second one is an evil one, he love wars, no love inside him. The third one has many caps, he love computers, ...
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7x6 Grid Anagrams #1

Solve out these 6 letter anagrams and fit them into a 7x6 grid such that the first and last column read out name of a famous author. ...
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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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“What's an engineer's favorite music to listen to?”

The answer is within the following scrambled letters, but there is also a letter missing: R-O-M-T-A-H-H-? I've been at this for hours and I cannot come up with anything whatsoever. I strongly ...
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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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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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Return of the Add-A-Gram!

This game is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. I think it's the 11th in the series, but who's really keeping count? The goal: You need to find a chain of words, such that each next ...
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Replace some letters at PUZZLE to find out a sentence

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Meteor strikes again

Part of a phone call: -...well why didn't you just say so? -It wasn't as easy as you thought, Jack. All the power lines here were destro--- -I know...It's not like we're living on a different ...
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Which celebrity's name is hidden in the above letters? [closed]

D,X,F,L,H,A,T,E,E Which celebrity's name is hidden in the above letters? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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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 ...