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
(In reply to i can name 22!
As I understand the requirements, a word is to be broken up into
blocks, reading from left to right without jumping letters, and then an
anagram of those letters is to be constructed.
Also, having chosen a block, the order of letters must be altered; note
LATE in the problem text must be altered to be acceptable.
Edited on July 21, 2005, 12:46 pm
Posted by brianjn
on 2005-07-21 12:38:33