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More Ana-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).

1) The big lamp threw a dazzling light upon the royal robe.

2) The goose put his life in jeopardy when he ate the flowers in the plot.

3) Startled by the warning signal, Jack tumbled into the sap; yet he only had to lightly wash his hair to remove the residue.

4) As Ed traveled around the country, he was directed to an alternate highway.

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Black to Play

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Today’s game cause quite a stir at the Sinquefield Cup going on in St. Louis right now. Do you feel like a super grandmaster right now? Hikaru Nakamura as Black mated Wesley So on move 39. The position is after move 31 by White.

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Ana-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).

1) The entire squad dined on domesticated animal flesh.

2) The influential person wore a purplish-red identification card on his tuxedo.

3) You do not deserve for me send payment for the broken stopwatch.

4) Do not scold the clerk if you do not get a discount on the purchase of the egg whisker.

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Anagram Riddle

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Anagram words, three to please.
A belt, a tower, and used with cheese.

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White to Play

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Let’s do some endgames this week! They are always the underestimated part of chess. Yet, positions pop up where you really have to know what you’re doing. Take this simple position. It’s not uncommon. What is the most efficient way of White winning here?

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Ana-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).

1) The jail keeper counseled the prisoners not to stray beyond the barricade.

2) Due to the warning, Mary had to change her plans to arrive at a future time.

3) The crippled man had eggs and toast for his breakfast.

4) Paul was not excited about making large bundles of black rope.

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Country Club

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Which country in Group B can be added to Group A? Why? It has nothing to do with their spelling or pronunciation.

Group A: Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Venezuela
Group B: Bulgaria, Japan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zaire

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Anagram Riddle

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An anagram riddle to tease you;
Three five-letter words, each gets one clue.
A guillotine's use,
An act to get deuce,
And what you are reading now in view.

What are the words?

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White to Play

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I was reading through the new release of Andy Soltis’s “The Inner Game of Chess” and found this position of interest. Actually, there are quite a lot of positions of interest in this book, and congratulations to Mongoose Press for re-introducing such a classic. Soltis revised it, and, of course, it’s now in algebraic. You will read 324 ...

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Words with GH

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Five words that contain GH as a letter-pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words?

GH---, -GH---, ---GH-, ----GH, ---GH--

Pool: A, A, E, I, M, O, O, O, R, R, S, S, S, T, T, T, T, U, U, W

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Ling o'Tree

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Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of tree. The other word is that tree with one of the following changes: a letter added anywhere (pine spine), a letter deleted anywhere (larch arch), a letter changed anywhere (birch birth). There is no rearrangement of the other letters. No tree is used more than once.

1) This is an older tree.
2) This is a well-known tree.
3) This is a feeble tree.
4) This is a man tree.
5) This tree is related to an ox.
6) This tree makes hasty decisions.
7) This tree is used to steer a ship.
8) This tree is a soothing lotion.
9) This is tree hair.
10) This is something a ...

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White to Play

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A change of pace. A very challenging mate in 3 for White.

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Country Club

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Which country in Group B can be added to Group A? Why? It has nothing to do with spelling or pronunciation.

Group A: Argentina, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Malaysia
Group B: Cambodia, France, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Somalia

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Fake Stone

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I am a fake stone,
I am green without envy.
I am three in one,
I can symbolize the Trinity.

What am I?

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Black to Play

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This is an old classic, but worth knowing for both sides. It starts out: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4 and now White should play 4.Nxd4 followed by castling and d3. Instead, White players have been known to go with the mistake 4.Nxe5. If you’re Black, how do you punish this mistake, although it threatens a knight fork on f7.

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Class Photo

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Jacob's class picture has 40 photos arranged in a 8 x 5 grid. The photos in the top row are numbered 1 through 8 from left to right, with the photos in the remaining rows similarly numbered (as shown below). Given the following clues (bordering includes horizontal, vertical, and diagonal), where is Jacob's picture?

X X X X X X X X (1 - 8)
X X X X X X X X (9 - 16)
X X X X X X X X (17 - 24)
X X X X X X X X (25 - 32)
X X X X X X X X (33 - 40)

1) There are 20 boys and 20 girls.
2) Each row and column has at least two girls, but no more than four girls.
3) Every girl borders at least one other girl.
4) Girls are located at positions that are prime ...

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Call 911

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What is the meaning of this rebus?

Buse, train derailment!
Emic, head-on collision!
Larm!
Oint, apartment on fire!
Rena, bank robbery in progress!

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Slice & Splice

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Slice the six 3-letter words in Group A into individual letters. Then create three 6-letter words for Group B. Each of the Group B words is constructed by splicing one letter from each of the Group A words together. The letters can be spliced in whatever order necessary to create a word in the English language. Each letter from Group A can only be used one time. The Group B words share a common characteristic. One letter of each Group B word is provided.

Group A: ARC, HUT, RID, RIP, SON, TAR
Group B: -A----, --R---, C-----

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White to Play

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White seems to be in dire straits here as mate is coming at g2. How does he wriggle out?

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Sum of the Parts

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What famous phrase is represented by this rebus?

(K + I + N + G) = (D + U + K + E) = (S + I + R) = (M + I + S + T + E + R) = ...

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