1 All the following are anagrams of famous writers - take the initial letters of their surnames and mix them up to find another writer:HIPPITHROL (6, 4)HIDMESTIZA (5, 5)LOVVODKAMINIBAR (8, 7)CANINEMAW (3, 6)JIVINGHORN (4, 6)MAYANT (3, 3)NAUSEAJENT (4, 6)CHEFJERRYFEAR (7, 6)IRONMONITORS (4, 8)CASSISSAUNA (5, 6) 2 Find the correct synonym for the first words - then ad or subtract the letters given to find anagrams of the surnames of some more writers: Blossom - F + L (6); Hesitates - T + U (7); Decency - E + H (7); Talked hoarsely - D + U (7); Doctor + T (8); Ship's opening - H + L (8); Abuse + R (8) Mark Nyman (Answers next week)
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Answers to last week's puzzles
1 Rutland, Roxburghshire, Hampshire, East Lothian, Argyllshire, Oxfordshire, Sutherland, Yorkshire, Monmouthshire, Inverness-shire.
Initials R, R, H, E, A, O, S, Y, M, I give MORAYSHIRE.
2 Destroy - Y = Dorset; Cra(n)ium + B = Cumbria; Fo(r)lorn + K = Norfolk; E(n)riches + H = Cheshire; Meteors + S = Somerset; Harries + Y = Ayrshire; Snatches + I = Caithness. Last week's winner: Richard Prowse of Landkey, Barnstaple, Devon