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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate. The question was Quid est veritas? [What is truth?], and the answer Est vir qui adest [it is the man who is here]. An anagram that reads the same backward as forward is a palindrome, e.g., "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
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According to Cleeremans, the decisions made were of the same quality as those made by the volunteers he asked to solve anagrams.
I could read by the time I was four and wanted to help with the crosswords but they were rather advanced for me, so my father explained the principle of an anagram and then would print any which appeared on a separate sheet of paper and let me work them out.
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But we wonder if Arnie knows an anagram of his name is "He's grown large 'n' crazed".
LEMBIT Opik may always be known as the Political Anagram - by virtue of his name being re-arranged to Me B Politik - but Plaid Cymru staff have discovered that the Montgomeryshire MP is not on his own.
Anarchist groups often use anagrams and codes to conceal the true meaning of their evil messaages - although in the Trench Coat's message Masacre is missing a letter S.
They are anagrams of north, south, east, and west - this high-torque little powerhouse of word games never slows and never quits.
Any sufficiently long word ladder plus all the anagrams of each word might well create a still longer word ladder 'seesawing' thusly.
19 11 19 21 14 17 3 20 20 9 23 9 19 10 20 20 21 12 22 8 10 13 17 17 7 3 21 ANAGRAM CROSSWORD These clues are all anagrams of the answers you need to fit into the grid, so you have some unscrambling to do before you start fitting them in.
The work, called surreal anagrams, used anagrams to create bizarre headings to intrigue the viewer.
The artist's works have always tended to be a kind of media criticism as well; she characterizes them as "medial anagrams," and in a 1990 text of that name she writes of "notebooks in which the 'pages,' sketches and images, can be put into different orders and make possible new meaning and a new context.