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    A game of anagrams

    I post a word.

    Your response must be an anagram of mine, but changed in either of two ways: (1) reversed or (2) with one letter either added or deleted. Yours must be a real word, of course; and its length must be in the range 6-10.


    I do hope that's unambiguous. Brickbats are welcome.

    Here's a start.

    triangle
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    Okay, this could be tough.

    I have come up with:

    angelic

    but it has lost two letters, t and r. Is that any good or a case of back to the drawing board?

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    Good luck with this one, buddy! I thought of elegiac and angelica, both no good and my brain's beginning to hurt already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callipygian View Post
    Okay, this could be tough.

    I have come up with:

    angelic

    but it has lost two letters, t and r. Is that any good or a case of back to the drawing board?

    Mea culpa. Unclear explanation.


    You're allowed to add or remove just one.

    Be not of faint heart. In the frequency table, e t a i n r l g rank, respectively, 1 2 3 5 6 9 11 and about 20.
    At this time of night, I can see at least 11 7-letter words.

    Is it a matter of having a sufficiently warped mind?

    William

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPTN View Post
    Good luck with this one, buddy! I thought of elegiac and angelica, both no good and my brain's beginning to hurt already.


    Compris. Moi, je m'endors.

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    Okay thanks William

    How about:

    triangle - tingler?

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    Morning, George, Thank you. I think we're on the way.

    tingler ---> sterling
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    sterling >> gristle

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    gristle > glister

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    Ve haf liftoff! Thank you.

    glister ---> ringlets
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    ringlets >> [+a] gnarliest

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    gnarliest [-e] ---> starling
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    starling [-l] >> gastrin

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    gastrin [+ 3] ---> ingrates
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    ingrates [-g] >> retsina

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    retsina --> retains
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    retains > strainer (+r)

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    strainer [+o] >> serration

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    Serration (- o) >> trainers

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    trainers [+p] >> transpire

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    transpire (- r) >> pertains

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    pertains (-r) --> panties
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    panties (+h) >> Thespian

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    thespian (+r) ---> perianths
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    perianths (-i) > panthers

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    panthers (+c) >> pentarchs

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    pentarchs (-n) > chapters

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    chapters (+o) >> chaseport

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    chaseport > tracheops

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    [You haven't added or subtracted a letter KPTN.]

    tracheops (-t) >> poachers

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    Quote Originally Posted by philopodex View Post
    [You haven't added or subtracted a letter KPTN.]

    tracheops (-t) >> poachers
    I assumed when William said in the rules that it could be "reversed" as an alternative to adding or subtracting a letter, he meant re-arranging the original rather than palindroming it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPTN View Post
    I assumed when William said in the rules that it could be "reversed" as an alternative to adding or subtracting a letter, he meant re-arranging the original rather than palindroming it?
    Why would you think that I meant that?

    A rearrangement of the letters means a pure anagram. I wanted to avoid that - although, asleep at keyboard, I did let one past from LondonLurker.

    A simple reversal is not a palindrome. A palinndrome, by definition, goes both ways, e.g. ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA.

    poachers (-a) ---> porsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryIX View Post
    Why would you think that I meant that?

    A rearrangement of the letters means a pure anagram. I wanted to avoid that - although, asleep at keyboard, I did let one past from LondonLurker.

    A simple reversal is not a palindrome. A palinndrome, by definition, goes both ways, e.g. ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA.

    poachers (-a) ---> porsche

    I'm being a bit dim here, probably: a simple reversal of your first word in the thread, "triangle" isn't a word. You can reverse "detartrated", for example, and get a one-word palindromic anagram, but not "triangle". Assume you don't mean just give up, choose a new word and start again?
    Last edited by KPTN; 26-06-2017 at 22:13.

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    porsche (-h) > corpse

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    [QUOTE=HenryIX;1236098]A rearrangement of the letters means a pure anagram. I wanted to avoid that - although, asleep at keyboard, I did let one past from LondonLurker.[/QUOTE]

    By the way, it wasn't LL's you let past, it was your own No.16 - retsina > retains!

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryIX View Post
    A rearrangement of the letters means a pure anagram. I wanted to avoid that - although, asleep at keyboard, I did let one past from LondonLurker.[/QUOTE]

    By the way, it wasn't LL's you let past, it was your own No.16 - retsina > retains!
    On reflection I do accept that you can't in theory have a palindromic anagram, because the letters haven't actually changed; but you could in practice by using letters from a Scrabble set and physically moving them around!

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    corpse (+f) >> forceps

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    [QUOTE=KPTN;1236118]
    Quote Originally Posted by HenryIX View Post
    A rearrangement of the letters means a pure anagram. I wanted to avoid that - although, asleep at keyboard, I did let one past from LondonLurker.[/QUOTE]

    By the way, it wasn't LL's you let past, it was your own No.16 - retsina > retains!
    So it was.

    forceps [-p] ---> forces

    A bit lame, but it seems to obey the OP's simplistic rules.
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    forceps (-p) > fresco

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPTN View Post
    I'm being a bit dim here, probably: a simple reversal of your first word in the thread, "triangle" isn't a word. You can reverse "detartrated", for example, and get a one-word palindromic anagram, but not "triangle". Assume you don't mean just give up, choose a new word and start again?
    Answer to this one, William?

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