Thursday, 3 November 2011

Reasons to be cheerful, Part A

For this round of Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, I thought I would take a theme which might loosely be entitled 'Reasons to be Cheerful, Part _', after the 1979 hit single by Ian Dury and the Blockheads (Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3).




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For everyone, the reasons will be different, but I wanted to search around for some of the things which brighten up my day; things for which I am thankful.

A is for MAN AS RAG

or do I mean A SNAG RAM?

or should that be MA RAN GAS?


Hold on. This time, I've really got it...

A is for ANAGRAMS

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I am one of those people who enjoys playing with words. I don't just like anagrams, adjectives are pretty cool too - as are adverbs, antonyms, alliteration, acronyms, abbreviations, affixes and a whole bunch of other stuff which doesn't happen to begin with A.

At this point, I want to make it clear that if word puzzles are not your thing, you must not feel obliged to plough on. Feel free to go visit someone else instead of me :)

If you are still with me, I hope you find these fun.

I'll start with something easy.

1. NO CAR


Okay so far??


2. OLD MAN


3. A METRIC HIT


4. ROAST A NUT


5. THAT EEL


6. RANCH AID


Nearly there :)


7. SEAPORT HOP


8. GO RIP A LEECH



How did you do? Hope you enjoyed the fun.


By the way, the answers are down here somewhere
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Here they are:
1. acorn
2. almond
3. arithmetic
4. astronaut
5. athlete
6. arachnid
7. apostrophe
8. archipelago









17 comments:

  1. So glad anagrams brighten up your day. I stop at 8 letter ones. Any more takes too long! You are very clever to actually make them. I just solve them.

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  2. You are very clever indeed, and a fun way to tease my brain.

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  3. Ha! Love your take on A!
    I did great with the first 3...

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  4. Im no god at puzzle so I cheated and looked at the answers Clever post

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  5. should have been good not god

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  6. Fun! I couldn't get archipelago!

    =)

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  7. That was lots of fun!..but alas, I cheated !
    Too much thinking for me, I just scrolled down and got the answers...Had a great visit, see you again! !

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  8. fun. I love word games. These were not easy.

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  9. This is so clever! I like anagrams occasionally. I do admit I only got numbers 1, 2 and 5. The rest made my head hurt when I tried to figure what it was. Glad you found enjoyment making and playing with anagrams :)

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  10. I didn't get one. Oh I really am hopeless at these. I am going to have to go and get a drink to cheer myself up.
    HE TOLD A HOG

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  11. No, no, no! It is too late at night for anagrams, especially in my mental state of oldness!! Maybe tomorrow! Yes, I promise!!

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  12. I am hopeless at word games and word puzzles, so I'm not even going to attempt this, lest I end up in the doldrums for the rest of the evening, but I do recognise a master when I see one! You're one, H!

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  13. Hello.
    My wife is the word buff in the family...she loves puzzles, crosswords & word games. I've even seen her studying a Scrabble dictionary so no one can beat her! I did get "acorn" & "almond". I gave up after that...I'm just a poet (lol).

    Excellent way to kick off rd4!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Autumn

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  14. We have something in our newspaper called "Jumble." There is a drawing with a clue underneath. Next to that is 5 or 6 words you have to unscramble. Certain letters are then chosen from each of these words. Unscramble those letters and you get the answer to the given clue.
    Hope that makes sense!
    Here's a link: jumble

    Splendid Little Stars

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  15. Late visiting, but love what you did with A :) I'm sort of a Scrabble addict but not so good with ANAGRAMS...I know, that's weird. But love that you're so with it:)

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  16. Grrrr....Grrrrr...I can't do these. I am horrible at anagrams. I try and a I try but I can never wrap my mind around them at all!

    Thanks for a puzzling link to the letter 'A'. ha!

    You made me smile!

    A+

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  17. I guess you'll never suffer Alzheimer's! I do enjoy word games, like Scrabble... but can't say I play often. Language, the written word, communication... these matter a lot to me!

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