Take, for example, the word INTERPOLATE
. It could be broken into 3, INT / ERPOL / ATE
, and with these three blocks, you can make the anagrams TIN
, all English words. Since you broke the initial word in three, your score is 3. Or, you could cut your score to 2, by breaking it into INTERPO / LATE
, to form POINTER
. Note that LATE
would not be allowed in the latter solution, because each answer word must
involve some rearrangement of letters.
If you have trouble anagramming a block, you may add one or more additional letters of your choice, in order to form a word. Each added letter, however, counts as 2 (as a penalty) for your score. If you canīt find any solution for a given word, add 4 points to your score. Contractions, hyphenated words, and capitalized words are not allowed in answers, but plurals and past tense forms of verbs are fine.
Below are 8 words, and I achieve with them a score of 20. Can you match my score or, maybe, achieve a better one?
1. UNSTEADILY 2. INCONSIDERATE 3. ORCHESTRATION 4. SOMNAMBULANCE
5. UNFORTUNATELY 6. MISADAPTATIONS 7. ANTEPENULTIMATE 8. DISENFRANCHISEMENT
1. Unsteadily - Unseat, idly
2. Inconsiderate - Coin (icon), snide, tare (tear)
3. Orchestration - Chores, trait, no
4. Somnambulance - Moans, bum, clean (don't like coll. term)
5. Unfortunately - Fun, rot, neatly
6. Misadaptations - Aims, pad, station
7. Antepentultimate - Pentane, multiate ***!!! Error -- mutilate instead
8. Disenfranchisement [Fiends/Friends ... ????]
Disregarding #8, I have 19. Therefore some of my 3 word options can be reduced to 2 words.
For #8 I see the possiblities of using chemist, machines, menace as
starting points for the remainder of this one but I can push things the
Edited on July 22, 2005, 3:15 am
Posted by brianjn
on 2005-07-21 05:38:59