Word games

30th September 2005 at 01:00

1 All the following are anagrams of English towns or cities - take the initial letters of the answers and mix them up to find 2 more towns: MENATWERK; CARPETFONT;BORINGTED; ANCESTRAL; SWEETCLAN; KENTOOMPAH; BUSYLIARS; CASTRATED; OUTERTEXT; HARDCOLE; ABSENTDOG; TALLESTWIDOWS 2 Find the correct synonym for the first word - then add or subtract the given letters to find anagrams of some more English towns, e.g. "Theft - N + W (7)" would be LARCE(N)Y + W = CRAWLEY Directions + K (7); Furthest + D (8); Expanded - N + H (8); Aviary - S + M (9); Tailor + E (9); Contracting + T (10) 3 Can you find a place in England containing half the letters of the alphabet without any repeats?

Answers next week.

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Answers to last week

Answers: 1 Oysters, aubergine, beansprouts, chocolate, artichoke, coriander, watermelon, lychees, spaghetti, lasagne, omelette, emmenthal, noodles.

Initial letters OABCACWLSLOEN give bacon and coleslaw.

2 Tamper + U = Tempura; Ger(a)nium + E = Meringue; (P)otatoes + M = Tomatoes; Tan(g)erine + C = Nectarine; Hacienda + L = Enchilada; Ca(t)alogue + M = Guacamole 3. Taramasalata Winner: G Kerr of Well Green, Glasgow

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