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    Anagrams

    Two numbers are given in each sentence that need to be replaced by words. Each word is an anagram of the other - each word can be formed by rearranging the letters in the other word. Based on the clues given in each sentence, do your best to figure out what the two words are. The numbers given in each sentence indicate the number of letters in each word. Some are quite challenging.


    1. We had driven over a (4) to find a restaurant that served key (4) pie.

    2. Read further, and you'll see that he (4) on the (4) of March.

    3. I love fruits, especially (6) and sour (6)!

    4. The raised (4) (4) listeners by making it possible for the crowd to see the speaker.

    5. It is amazing how Joe (4) his (4) through his opponent's guard to land a punch.

    6. Her face became (4) when she thought that he was going to (4) from the balcony.

    7. What a (4) life the gangster did (4).

    8. He used a special (4) to break into the safe and make off with the (4).

    9. He did not (6) vision in his right eye after the damage to his (6).

    10. The prisoner used a (4) to wear down the bars in his cell. He hoped to escape in time, as he did not look forward to (4) in prison.

    11. The (5) bit her when she leaned against the (5) tree.

    12. The (7) professor disliked the young genius, and tried to make it difficult for her to move (7) in her studies.

    13. That man with (4) does not need his (4) to walk; it conceals a weapon.

    14. The hero removed his (4) and began to (4) back and forth, trying to think of a way to stop the villain.

    15. Fear was (4) among the people during the forest (4).

    16. This movie is filled with blood and (4), (4) I am turning it off.

    17. A true (4) always wears colorful clothing; not something (4) like you're wearing today.

    18. You could hear the (5) playing in the distance as they carried the casket across the (5).

    19. He began to (4) at the (4) that he would be hanging from in a few minutes.

    20. As he began to (4) the cards, he prayed that it was not discovered that the gold he had wagered was actually painted (4).
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    I'll take the 1st 3:
    1: mile, lime
    2: dies, ides
    3: melons, lemons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    I'll take the 1st 3:
    1: mile, lime
    2: dies, ides
    3: melons, lemons
    Excellent start!
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    Hello, masters!

    I got most of them!

    Spoiler:

    1. mile, lime
    2. dies, Ides
    3. melons, lemons
    4. dais, aids
    5. fits, fist
    6. pale, leap
    7. evil, live
    8. tool. loot
    9. retain, retina
    10. file, life
    11. ?, ?
    12. ?, ?
    13. acne, cane
    14. cape, pace
    15. rife, fire
    16. gore, ergo
    17. bard, drab
    18. bugle, bulge
    19. grin, ring
    20. deal, lead

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    12: froward, forward
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    You all did great!!

    11. Cobra, carob
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    (7), who inspired this, likes fishing in (7).
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    My attempts at some, though they are not nearly as good:

    Is that a (4) you're wearing? It would probably look nicer on the (4)

    Her (7) had wanted to be (7) to her by the end of spring, untill he knew of the affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quacky View Post

    Is that a (4) you're wearing? It would probably look nicer on the (4)
    Spoiler:
    toga, goat


    Quote Originally Posted by Quacky View Post
    Her (7) had wanted to be (7) to her by the end of spring, untill he knew of the affair.
    Spoiler:
    admirer, married
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    (7), who inspired this, likes fishing in (7).
    Thanks, Wilmer. I'll take that as a compliment.

    Spoiler:
    masters, streams
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    I came across a great anagram in a crossword last week.

    After a 100-metre sprint, (5,4) performs his (9).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opalg View Post
    I came across a great anagram in a crossword last week.

    After a 100-metre sprint, (5,4) performs his (9).
    Opalg, this might be a long shot, but here's my attempt:

    Spoiler:
    Usain Bolt, ablutions
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    Opalg, this might be a long shot, but here's my attempt:

    Spoiler:
    Usain Bolt, ablutions
    Right first time!
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    Not that you needed confirmation, but your answers to mine were also correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    Two numbers are given in each sentence that need to be replaced by words. Each word is an anagram of the other - each word can be formed by rearranging the letters in the other word. Based on the clues given in each sentence, do your best to figure out what the two words are. The numbers given in each sentence indicate the number of letters in each word. Some are quite challenging.


    1. We had driven over a (4) to find a restaurant that served key (4) pie.

    2. Read further, and you'll see that he (4) on the (4) of March.

    3. I love fruits, especially (6) and sour (6)!

    4. The raised (4) (4) listeners by making it possible for the crowd to see the speaker.

    5. It is amazing how Joe (4) his (4) through his opponent's guard to land a punch.

    6. Her face became (4) when she thought that he was going to (4) from the balcony.

    7. What a (4) life the gangster did (4).

    8. He used a special (4) to break into the safe and make off with the (4).

    9. He did not (6) vision in his right eye after the damage to his (6).

    10. The prisoner used a (4) to wear down the bars in his cell. He hoped to escape in time, as he did not look forward to (4) in prison.

    11. The (5) bit her when she leaned against the (5) tree.

    12. The (7) professor disliked the young genius, and tried to make it difficult for her to move (7) in her studies.

    13. That man with (4) does not need his (4) to walk; it conceals a weapon.

    14. The hero removed his (4) and began to (4) back and forth, trying to think of a way to stop the villain.

    15. Fear was (4) among the people during the forest (4).

    16. This movie is filled with blood and (4), (4) I am turning it off.

    17. A true (4) always wears colorful clothing; not something (4) like you're wearing today.

    18. You could hear the (5) playing in the distance as they carried the casket across the (5).

    19. He began to (4) at the (4) that he would be hanging from in a few minutes.

    20. As he began to (4) the cards, he prayed that it was not discovered that the gold he had wagered was actually painted (4).
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