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    Anagram Challenge

    An anagram, says the Concise Oxford Dictionary, is 'a word or phrase formed by transposing the letters of another word or phrase'. Can you transpose these words or phrases to make new words or phrases? Example: Rearrange the letters of the word ‘rail’ to make a dishonest person

    Answer: Liar.

    1. Rearrange the letters of the word eat to make something to drink.

    2. Rearrange brush to make a kind of bush.

    3. Rearrange lemon to make something else to eat.

    4. Rearrange skate to make a poet.

    5. Rearrange wand to make a time of day.

    6. Rearrange Alice to make another woman's name.

    7. Rearrange Dorothea to make another woman's name.

    8. Rearrange supersonic to get part of an orchestra.

    9. Rearrange hormone to get the name of a bird. (A little tough.)

    10. Rearrange spectrum to make some eatables.

    11. Which food might you make out of stale lamb?

    12. What do you have to be if you want to listen?

    13. Which word describes lithe acts?

    14. Which part of a newspaper may be an adroit lie?

    15. Which animal would you not touch with a bargepole? (Tough! Think of a kind of shark with a dog breed in its name)

    16. In two words, where can you find a schoolmaster?

    17. In two words, what is worn by a stripteaser?

    18. Which London regions or suburbs are anagrams of canto, Hamlet, leaches, and poems? (For the Londoners out there)

    19. Rearrange stealer to make a Shakespearean character.

    20. Which part of the body is a ten-letter word in which the last five letters are an anagram of the first five letters? (located on the inside)

    21. Make two other words from the letters of idolatry.

    22. Make three other words from the letters of the word gallery.

    23. Make four other words from the letters of the word players.

    24. Make four other words from the letters of inlets.

    25. Make four other words from the letters of the word maneless.

    26. What quality might characterize a prime dunce?

    27. Which adjective might describe a problem in Chinese?

    28. In three words, what characterizes the nudist colony?

    29. Which gambling event may seem like totally inane rot - especially if you lose?

    30. Which German opera asserts the fact that a kinder love's rare?
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    I like games on words, so even if English is not my mother tongue here are my answers :

    1. Rearrange the letters of the word eat to make something to drink. tea

    2. Rearrange brush to make a kind of bush. shrub

    3. Rearrange lemon to make something else to eat. melon

    4. Rearrange skate to make a poet. Keats

    5. Rearrange wand to make a time of day. dawn

    6. Rearrange Alice to make another woman's name. Celia ?

    7. Rearrange Dorothea to make another woman's name. Theodora

    8. Rearrange supersonic to get part of an orchestra. percussion

    9. Rearrange hormone to get the name of a bird. (A little tough.) ??

    10. Rearrange spectrum to make some eatables. crumpets

    11. Which food might you make out of stale lamb? ??

    12. What do you have to be if you want to listen? silent

    13. Which word describes lithe acts? athletics

    14. Which part of a newspaper may be an adroit lie? editorial

    15. Which animal would you not touch with a bargepole? (Tough! Think of a kind of shark with a dog breed in its name) ?? (I was thinking about "beagle" for the dog breed ...)

    16. In two words, where can you find a schoolmaster? ??

    17. In two words, what is worn by a stripteaser? ??

    18. Which London regions or suburbs are anagrams of canto, Hamlet, leaches, and poems? (For the Londoners out there) Soho, ??

    19. Rearrange stealer to make a Shakespearean character. Laertes

    20. Which part of the body is a ten-letter word in which the last five letters are an anagram of the first five letters? (located on the inside) intestines

    21. Make two other words from the letters of idolatry. ??

    22. Make three other words from the letters of the word gallery. ??

    23. Make four other words from the letters of the word players. ??

    24. Make four other words from the letters of inlets. silent, listen, ?, ?

    25. Make four other words from the letters of the word maneless. salesmen, nameless, ?, ?

    26. What quality might characterize a prime dunce? ??

    27. Which adjective might describe a problem in Chinese? ??

    28. In three words, what characterizes the nudist colony? ??

    29. Which gambling event may seem like totally inane rot - especially if you lose? national lottery

    30. Which German opera asserts the fact that a kinder love's rare? ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by running-gag View Post
    I like games on words, so even if English is not my mother tongue here are my answers :


    9. Rearrange hormone to get the name of a bird. (A little tough.) ??
    Spoiler:
    MOORHEN


    11. Which food might you make out of stale lamb? ??
    Spoiler:
    MEATBALLS



    15. Which animal would you not touch with a bargepole? (Tough! Think of a kind of shark with a dog breed in its name) ?? (I was thinking about "beagle" for the dog breed ...)
    Spoiler:
    PORBEAGLE


    16. In two words, where can you find a schoolmaster? ??
    Spoiler:
    THE CLASSROOM


    17. In two words, what is worn by a stripteaser? ??
    Spoiler:
    SPARCE ATTIRE


    18. Which London regions or suburbs are anagrams of canto, Hamlet, leaches, and poems? (For the Londoners out there) Soho, ??
    Spoiler:
    ACTON, ELTHAM, CHELSEA, EPSOM



    21. Make two other words from the letters of idolatry. ??
    Spoiler:
    ADROITLY, DILATORY


    22. Make three other words from the letters of the word gallery. ??
    Spoiler:
    ALLERGY, LARGELY, REGALLY


    23. Make four other words from the letters of the word players. ??
    Spoiler:
    PARLEYS, PARSLEY, REPLAYS, SPARELY


    24. Make four other words from the letters of inlets. silent, listen, ?, ?
    Spoiler:
    TENSEL, ENLIST


    25. Make four other words from the letters of the word maneless. salesmen, nameless, ?, ?
    Spoiler:
    MALENESS, LAMENESS


    26. What quality might characterize a prime dunce? ??
    Spoiler:
    IMPRUDENCE


    27. Which adjective might describe a problem in Chinese? ??
    Spoiler:
    INCOMPREHENSIBLE


    28. In three words, what characterizes the nudist colony? ??
    Spoiler:
    NO UNTIDY CLOTHES



    30. Which German opera asserts the fact that a kinder love's rare? ??
    Spoiler:
    DER ROSENKAVALIER
    ..
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    I haven't given up and I have found 2 more !

    16.
    In two words, where can you find a schoolmaster?
    the classroom

    26. What quality might characterize a prime dunce? imprudence

    Maybe I will look at the answers for the remaining ones ...
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