Word games

20th October 2006 at 01:00
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

All the following are anagrams of past and present UK politicians - take the initial letters of their first names and mix them up to find another politician:

ALIBNTORY

HELIUMAILWAG

TELEVISEDAD

LETOMOREILLY

VIDEOWAND

SHALLWINDOOR

FURRHATLABOUR

TANNEDHONEY

POWERBALLOTER

MOLDALLCHAIRMAN

HELLOCOWPEN

Find the correct synonym for the first word - then add or subtract the letters given to find anagrams of the surnames of some more politicians: Rowers - S + C (7)

Idle talk + H (8)

Journals + L (8)

Observer + C (8)

Extended - E + S (9)

Bankrupt + I +G (11)

ANSWERS:

TONY BLAIR, WILLIAM HAGUE, DAVID STEELE, ELLIOT MORLEY, DAVID OWEN, HAROLD WILSON, ARTHUR BALFOUR, ANTHONY EDEN, ROBERT WALPOLE, HAROLD MACMILLAN, ENOCH POWELL.

Initials E, T, W, D, E, D, H, A, A, R, H give EDWARD HEATH.

OAR(S)MEN + C = CAMERON

CHATTER + H = THATCHER

DIARIES + L = DISRAELI

SPOTTER + C = PRESCOTT

ELONGAT(E)D + S = GLADSTONE

INSOLVENT + I + G = LIVINGSTONE

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