List 13 words such that the first contains an anagram of the word ONE, the second contains an anagram of the word TWO, etc. The anagrammed words cannot be directly in the containing word, so that while "ounce", "sonnet" and "enough" are good for "one"; "gone" and "toner" are not.
Each letter of the alphabet is to be used once as either a first or last letter in one of the thirteen words
Try to use common short words. There's at least one solution with a total of 93 letters.
For those who wish to use computer skills to help solve the problem, several word lists of a couple of hundred thousand words are available on the web, such as at
Inflected forms and plurals are represented.
Posted by Charlie
on 2003-03-20 03:28:24