Okay, after looking at this question on and off for a few days, here is my contribution thus far. After sussing that we were supposed to interpret the titular 'flowers' as:
I had gone on to wonder whether the area of interest was indeed:
My own hunch had been borne out of identifying EAST (To the East is a great river, alloy) as potentially being:
I'm not certain about all of the flowers but I think the answer is
To the West is of conquer, of victory,
To the North is for leather laundry.
To the East is a great river, alloy,
To the South is big and tall, ahoy!
I myself am the glorious one who brings in heat,
A four-letter word is what you need!
Sounds like you're talking about a
The sound of thunder's like a whip,
one takes a stab and makes a quip;
uncaps a bottle, lights a pipe,
accessing files of private type;
a mental crisis, break of dawn,
can experts solve what's going on
Let me put out this fine puzzle comprises of
You may find me fast
My answer is transparent
to those restive few who went off
Their egregious oversight
left to scan and screen
Hear my refrain
bound to draw the story out
Title and hints: Original riddle
Confession: the following is all found using computer help. (I did at least write the code to do it.) Further confession: earlier versions of this answer included a bunch of not-very-satisfactory solutions using very obscure words; you can find them in the edit history if you care.
Unsurprisingly, one can do this more quickly if one allows rarer words. Thus:...
This is solvable in seven nine* moves, using the dictionary file /usr/share/dict/words that coms with Ubuntu 18.04.
Code below, in TXR Lisp. To find the shortest path, we perform a depth-first search.
The nodes in the search graph are represented by items which consist of a left word, right word, a path link (giving a reverse path from the found node back ...
You can be
Oh, my dear friend,
If you want to know who I am,
listen to me carefully,
and you shall understand
For I am a friend of many
in their times of uncertainty
You shall find a love story
A tale of romance and tragedy
following the rhythm,
people swing their body
is a beautiful land of the East
A land of ...
Sad Wally, ugliest Alcatraz impala, mimeo abhorrer, lava continuo, kneels.
Mean nerd met imperiled underservant; cuckoo kisses Ina Nagle.
Met nerd, men worry cello neoclassicism negate Icaria tox lava.
So the answer is:
The National Puzzlers' League calls this a transpogram.
A word or phrase becomes another when divided into two parts, which are interchanged. For example: ONE = rock-hard, TWO = hard rock (referring to the kind of music). Answers must be dictionary entries (or well known) but the parts need not be: for example, ONE = alloy, TWO = loyal.
The latter ...
I'm not aware of an existing name for the method of constructing anagrams you describe. The method for creating any anagram is, of course, to rearrange the letters to form a new word or words, which could be achieved by moving one letter, or any number of letters, so no matter how many letters you move or where you move them from/to, there is really just one ...
I think I have it!
An Ornament Word is one that when:
This fits the clues/hints because:
The nature of this question makes it hard to type out examples/proof... here's a couple:
EDIT: And, a 'Special Ornament Word'
The "Downfall" is actually
I will be back in September.
If you think I am feminine,
I will show you stop sign.
If you are afraid of heights,
I will throw you in the sea at twilights.
If any mis event happens (heh!, so lame),
you know which insect to blame.
When you are sixty and low on your defenses,
don't go blaming your senses.
Curiously enough, I wrote a program to do just this nearly 10 years ago! I've long since lost the program, but here are all the ways the second player can force a win:
a: ['aorta', 'aortographies', 'aortography']
c: ['cnidarian', 'ctenidium', 'ctenoid', 'ctenophoran']
d: ['dwarf', 'dwarves', 'dweeb', 'dwell', 'dwelt', 'dwindle', 'dwindling', '...
Jimmy's shaking in his _____.
Then it would be simply impossible for him to _____ their appetite for questioning and dampen their hopes of finding a loophole.
Give him one heck of a _____, perhaps?
He thought he saw rhos, sigmas, maybe even _____.
Then, with a look of disgust on his face, he _____ its contents, grumbling that they weren't the kind of ...