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Tetra Anagram Trial (Posted on 2016-09-02) Difficulty: 3 of 5
“The novel was greatly interesting in the first eleven chapters - independent of the TEAM of the leading character. However, the MEAT in the narrative of the TAME MATE in the final chapter is a major lacuna in the otherwise perfect yarn.”

The four italicized strings should be substituted for another four strings of letters, each being the anagram of three others. (Each string should have a length of at least 8.)

Note: Plurals, proper names, slangs abbreviations, acronyms and archaic words are not allowed.

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Some Thoughts Computer exploration and a guess | Comment 3 of 4 |
The most likely candidate I found I placed to the right of the corresponding set of anagrams.

abreacts
bearcats
cabarets
cabresta

parables
parsable
prebasal
sparable

parental
parlante
paternal
prenatal

balmiest
bimetals
lambiest
timbales

astilbes
bastiles
blasties
stabiles

baritones
obtainers
reobtains
taborines

baritone
obtainer
reobtain
taborine

botanies
botanise
niobates
obeisant

cantered
crenated
decanter
recanted

cratered
recrated
retraced
terraced

cheaters
hectares
recheats
teachers

centiares
cisternae
creatines
iterances
nectaries

centiare
creatine
increate
iterance

centares
reascent
reenacts
sarcenet

caterers
recrates
retraces
terraces

cratering
recrating
retracing
terracing

argentic
catering
creating
reacting

hematics
mastiche
misteach
tachisme

chanters
snatcher
stancher
tranches

ceramist
matrices
mistrace
scimetar

ancients
canniest
insectan
instance

canister
ceratins
cisterna
creatins
scantier
tacrines

crispate
paretics
picrates
practise

courantes
courtesan
nectarous
outrances

actinons
canonist
contains
sanction
sonantic

dangered
deranged
gandered
gardened

damneder
demander
redemand
remanded

pederast
predates
repasted
trapesed

arrested
retreads
serrated
treaders

dangering
deranging
gandering
gardening

derating
gradient
redating
treading

parroted
predator
prorated
teardrop

donators
odorants
tandoors
tornados

anglesite
galenites
gelatines
teaseling

agentries
gratinees
reseating
stingaree

argentites
estreating
integrates
interstage

estrange
grantees
greatens
negaters
reagents
sergeant

elaterins
entailers
nearliest
treenails

ateliers
earliest
leariest
realties

arsenites
irateness
resinates
stearines

arenites
arsenite
resinate
stearine
trainees

ariettes
iterates
teariest
treaties
treatise

lameness           lameness...maleness...nameless salesmen
maleness
maneless
nameless
salesmen

petrales
pleaters
prelates
replates

asserter
reassert
serrates
terrases

ashlering
narghiles
nargilehs
shearling

aligners
engrails
nargiles
realigns
signaler
slangier

gnarliest
integrals
reslating
triangles

alerting
altering
integral
relating
tanglier
triangle

mangiest
mintages
misagent
steaming

magister
migrates
ragtimes
sterigma

aginners
earnings
engrains
grannies

aspersing
grapiness
preassign
repassing

angriest
astringe
ganister
gantries
granites
ingrates
rangiest

anthesis
shanties
sheitans
sthenias

pathoses
potashes
spathose
teashops

isatines
sanities
sanitise
teniasis

ailments
aliments
manliest
melanist
smaltine

lamister
marliest
marlites
misalter

entrails
latrines
ratlines
retinals
trenails

elastins
nailsets
salients
saltines

painters
pantries
pertains
pinaster
pristane
repaints

restrain
retrains
strainer
terrains
trainers

artiness
retsinas
stainers
stearins

intreats
nitrates
straiten
tertians

ruinates
taurines
uranites
urinates

antsiest
instates
nastiest
satinets
titaness

pastries
piasters
piastres
raspiest
traipses

outskate
outtakes
stakeout
takeouts

persalts
plasters
psalters
staplers

partlets
platters
prattles
splatter
sprattle

warstles
wartless
wastrels
wrastles

assentor
senators
starnose
treasons

assertor
assorter
oratress
reassort
roasters

alpinist
antislip
pintails
tailspin

censored
encoders
necrosed
seconder

discounter
introduces
rediscount
reductions

reticles
sclerite
tiercels
triscele

erections
neoterics
resection
secretion

cerusites
cerussite
curtesies
icteruses

corselet
electors
electros
selector

respects
scepters
sceptres
specters
spectres

coinfers
conifers
forensic
fornices

chitties
ethicist
itchiest
theistic

christen
citherns
cithrens
snitcher

stickler
strickle
ticklers
trickles

construe
counters
recounts
trounces

hypnotic
phytonic
pythonic
typhonic

contours
cornutos
croutons
outscorn

designer
energids
redesign
reedings
resigned

delivers
desilver
silvered
slivered

demireps
epiderms
impeders
premised
simpered

inserted
nerdiest
resident
sintered
trendies

derrises
desirers
dressier
residers

diesters
editress
resisted
sistered

dentures
sederunt
underset
unrested

diopters
dioptres
peridots
proteids
riposted
topsider

energies
energise
greenies
reseeing

enterers
reenters
terreens
terrenes

gentries
integers
reesting
steering

enlister
listener
reenlist
silenter

evilness
liveness
veinless
vileness

epistler
peltries
perlites
reptiles

resilver
revilers
silverer
sliverer

emprises
impreses
premises
spiremes

merriest
miterers
rimester
triremes

persistent
pinsetters
presentist
prettiness

inserter
reinsert
reinters
rentiers
terrines

insetters
interests
sternites
triteness

insetter
interest
sternite
trientes

pensters
pertness
presents
serpents

orthoses
reshoots
sheroots
shooters
soothers

elisions
isolines
lionises
oiliness

presplit
ripplets
stippler
tipplers

pointers
porniest
proteins
tropines

prosiest
prosties
reposits
ripostes
triposes

outgrins
outrings
rousting
tourings


DefDbl A-Z
Dim crlf$, anag$(20)

Private Sub Form_Load()
 Form1.Visible = True
 
 
 Text1.Text = ""
 crlf = Chr$(13) + Chr$(10)
 
 Open "c:\words\anagdict.txt" For Input As #1
 Do
   DoEvents
   Line Input #1, l$
   ix1 = InStr(l, " ")
   If ix1 > 8 Then
     ana$ = Left(l, ix1 - 1): l = RTrim(Mid(l, ix1 + 1))
     If ana$ <> prev$ Then
       If anaCt >= 4 Then
         For i = 1 To anaCt
           Text1.Text = Text1.Text & anag(i) & crlf
         Next
         Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf
       End If
       anaCt = 1
       anag(1) = l
       prev = ana
     Else
       anaCt = anaCt + 1
       anag(anaCt) = l
     End If
   End If
 Loop Until EOF(1)
       If anaCt >= 4 Then
         For i = 1 To anaCt
           Text1.Text = Text1.Text & anag(i) & crlf
         Next
         Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf
       End If
 
 
 Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf & " done"
  
End Sub

where anagdict.txt has entries in the following format:

...
aemsuzz mezuzas
aemsw wames
aemsx exams
aemsx maxes
aemsy seamy
aemsyz zymase
aemsz mazes
aemsz smaze
aemt mate
aemt meat
aemt meta
aemt tame
aemt team
aemtt matte
aemttu mutate
aemty etyma
aemty matey
aemty meaty
aemuv mauve
aemuzz mezuza
aemw wame
aemx exam
aemz maze

...

  Posted by Charlie on 2016-09-02 09:42:55
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