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Antigrams

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#8394
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:*** (2.71)
Category:Language
Submitted By:skaven*en****

 

 

 



An antigram is an anagram which has a meaning opposite to its unscrambled version.

Try these:

EVIL'S AGENTS

REAL FUN

NICE LOVE

NO MORE STARS


Answer

EVANGELISTS

FUNERAL

VIOLENCE

ASTRONOMERS

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Comments

bookfreak
Dec 07, 2002

That's really cool! Good one!
vexicor
Dec 07, 2002

smart
electronjohn*us*
Dec 08, 2002

Clever! God job with this one.
flipperAus
Dec 10, 2002

That was really clever
doggyxpus*
Dec 14, 2002

That was so hard! It had a very creative name, though. Antigram! I like that.
cutebluetiger
Dec 15, 2002

nice 1, pretty hard
Piffle*
Feb 16, 2003

very clever. good job.
tangerine**
Feb 28, 2003

GREAT n.n; ... but one thing ... mite be wrong on this one but oh well -- um if its opposite from its unscrambled version wouldnt it mean that the one thats 'funeral' would be 'wedding' or something? -- shouldnt it be opposite from its scrambled version? x.x; well, nice one anyhow
-tangerine-
horse_luverAca*
Mar 16, 2003

GR8!!!
whyme*
Mar 31, 2003

IF U FIGURED THIS OUT YOU R SMART BABY SMART
Rosey27*
Apr 02, 2003

OMG!I LOVE it . That was REALY clever (you sould write game books or something!)
WhAcKo1*
Apr 18, 2003

Cool! Saw this one in an email before though.
joanie**
Dec 07, 2003

I had a good time working this out. Great teaser!
bobyrogers*
Dec 07, 2003

great job!!!clever!!!
brgdo1994**
Apr 25, 2004

no
spence06281
Dec 07, 2004

But EVIL'S AGENTS and Evangelist's are not opposites. They are they same.
magnum58*jm*
Dec 07, 2004

Thought it was great. I only figured out FUNERAL
Nicky101Aus*
Dec 07, 2004

Cool hard
swordflame*
Dec 07, 2004

Got to agree with spence06281
Punk_RockerAus*
Dec 07, 2004

I didn't understand what it was asking...
Jonesy
Dec 07, 2004

To swordflame and spence06281, evangelists are the the authors of the new testiment books of the Bible Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are not evil. They are good and are the opposite of evils agents
TiggrAus*
Dec 07, 2004

I didn't understand the instructions on this one making it even harder that it would've been otherwise. But on an entirely different note very nice teaser.
suzygirl*
Dec 07, 2004

Awesome! Very clever, and quite funny.
suzygirl*
Dec 07, 2004

Awesome! Very clever, and quite funny.
(user deleted)
Dec 07, 2004

I had no idea what to do until I looked at the answer, and then I coudn't solve it because...well I knew the answers. Other than the instructions good language skills.
ThreeTwoOne*
Dec 08, 2004

Hmm, "astronomers" and "no more stars" aren't really opposites. Astronomers certainly would be out of work if there were no more stars, and generally one does not need to exist without the other, but I wouldn't say that they possess antithetical meanings.

And good point, spence.
pupluver10*
Dec 08, 2004

Okayyyyyyyy
dhang*
Dec 08, 2004

haay! atlast i read something that related to me! great job!
luffy_onepiece7
Dec 08, 2004

That was clever but I managed to find out the asnwer...it took about 10 min...me and my friends..
nhow
Dec 08, 2004

evangelists is not an antigram for evil agents!!! More like a synonym!
shm87funny
Dec 08, 2004

I really didn't get the point to it, untill after I saw the answers.
christine77**
Dec 09, 2005

didnt get one of them, but like always, it was a good teaser!!
azbee123*us*
Dec 09, 2005

that was soooo good!
timon_dmlybotsAph*
Dec 09, 2005



good! AND EASY...
don_antoniniph*
Dec 09, 2005



very very good!!!!
Fourtyniner
Dec 09, 2005

Nice one and very difficult - would have helped if you gave an example.
People are being too picky to expect to find an exact opposite the can be an anagram - these are words not number - they don't have exact rules.
bluehawk*us*
Dec 09, 2005

#1 WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT STUMPED ME. GREAT JOB SHAVEN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Question_MarkAsx*
Dec 09, 2005

I've seen this before somewhere.
ceeyaaa**
Dec 09, 2005

That was fun...I got evangelists and violence immediately..but could not get the other two Very clever!!!
jabdrAus*
Dec 09, 2005

Great one. I got the first two easily then really had to work. Never did figure out the final one.
r_u_done
Dec 09, 2005

Great teaser. Figured out they weren't really opposites, but just sort of opposite. Fun puzzle, would like more like these
shawneeo*us*
Dec 09, 2005

rEALLY good,Skaven, and also difficult! I agree with the above, I would have enjoyed it much more if there had been at leasts one example. For instance, I , for some reason, was thinking that if there were two words: evil's agents, then the solution would have two words. And, I wasn't sure how exact the opposite was supposed to be, so an example could have solved both those problems. But still, that doesn't take away from a very, very good teaser, and unique also! Thanks!!!!!
MAroxmysoxonice**
Dec 09, 2005

THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! thanx! great job!
bobbet**
Dec 09, 2005

"FRAID I have to go w/ Spence also
kimberlykayAus*
Dec 09, 2005

great job....loved this one!
slimkop*
Dec 09, 2005

EXCELLENT!!! There are few things I enjoy more than a good anagram and you've just added a whole new dimension. Really good, thanks man.
cassiemarkAus*
Dec 09, 2005

Stumped me on most of them! Good teaser
kman613**
Dec 09, 2005

wow - hard ones, but fun
CHICANA812**
Dec 09, 2005

I agree with spence great teaser though
mogur*
Dec 09, 2005

Yah, gotta go with Spence, too. Great teaser, though.
speediebean**
Dec 09, 2005

Forgive me, but I was soooo totally lost with this one, I had no clue what I was to be looking for!! Fun just the same!!!
martiemr*
Dec 09, 2005

when something is supposed to be opposite i expect it to be opposite. silly me
suganue*us*
Dec 09, 2005

I agree with tangerine. i thought once i unscramble it i had to think of the opposite word for the unscramble version.
by the way the word evangelist literally meants: Christians who convert others so TRUE EVANGELISTS not evil. the ones who are deceivers may be evil's agents, but then they are not truly evangelist.
suganue*us*
Dec 09, 2005

oh! skaven i also wanted to say that even though i did not agree with the directions the teaser was awesome. really clever. GREAT JOB!!!!!!
boriqua*
Dec 09, 2005

Cool i liked it.
Sara2009*
Dec 09, 2005

This was a hard one!!! Good thinking!!
yipiyuk*us*
Dec 09, 2005

I agree - great teaser and excellent title!! I'd love to see more like this (although I'm with some others... I thought that since the clues had 2 words the solutions would as well ). Didn't get it but loved the teaser! Great job!
DeeAnn**
Dec 09, 2005

Really nice, I was totally stumped on this one. Great job.
bobcool
Dec 09, 2005

boooooooo!!!! i didn't get wahat it was asking i didn't get it
bobcool
Dec 09, 2005

boooooooo!!!! i didn't get wahat it was asking i didn't get it
allen6566
Dec 09, 2005

My brain is totally unfocused today. I couldn't think long enough to work these - although I'm impressed.
I did think one thing was interesting - I was unsure of the directions, and decided to look up "anagram" on my MS Office reference - the example it gave was "No More Stars - Astronomers"! So, at least I got one the easy way!
POPSca*
Dec 09, 2005

Wowie!!!!!!That was a THOUGH ONE,
mrticklesAus*
Dec 09, 2005

Beautiful teaser--but keep me away from both the evagelists and the evil's agents.
southerngirl13*
Dec 09, 2005

umm, i got it once i read the answer, but you need to make your directions more clear, bud they really made no sense!!
southerngirl13*
Dec 09, 2005

oh and uh "POPS" nobody says wowie!! LOL
coldfire*
Dec 09, 2005

nice one I got NONE of them
Winner4600*
Dec 09, 2005

What's not to get about the instructions? Even the word 'antigram' has a meaning!
Winner4600*
Dec 09, 2005

Although I didn't get any of them...mainly it was cause I couldn't get the first one and I just kinda gave up...
trueJesusfreak*
Dec 09, 2005

That was a great teaser! to Jonesy, good for you!!
I hardly got any of them, but it was so fun!!
Armaidenpriya*us*
Dec 09, 2005

That was amazing! Really hard though
Aarghonautsus*
Dec 09, 2005

That was fun!! Just hard enough to be challenging, but not impossible The best kind of braingle in my book Oh, yeah, I only got three right...evangleists stumped me Maybe cause I find them to often be evils agents so it was a "synogram"
stephiesd**
Dec 09, 2005

Wow!! that was cool.
shezacwgrl
Dec 09, 2005

I agree with Fourtyniner! It is too much to expect perfect opposites! Good teaser! i had fun!
jelnova
Dec 09, 2005

Well, no wonder I didn't get the first one. I was looking for opposites and I consider evangelists evil agents!
sandrent12
Dec 09, 2005

STUPID. Give me something challenging, Not something for morons.
thimblenogginus*
Dec 10, 2005

Some evengelists are good just as some politicians are good.


Oh, nevermind.
lorelle_b*us*
Dec 10, 2005

Hey good job! I'm not great at teasers yet but i liked this one! unique ;)
precious1026Aus*
Dec 12, 2005

Well, I tried for a few minutes. Now I'll know what's expected next time. I'll try a little harder, will I? Yes. I like having the correct answer, I feel good, like a kid, again... .........
katiebug*
Dec 15, 2005

i didn't get it at first but after i saw the answer i did!!! good job
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 22, 2006

that was the coolest, thanks
hoyty**
Dec 22, 2006

First time I've been first!

I loved it! A little more challenging than your everday word jumble.
hoyty**
Dec 22, 2006

For those that find this hard, don't think about the opposite, just try to make a word out of the letters.
OldChinaHand**
Dec 22, 2006

Well done. I will fully agree with 2, 3 and 4, but will reserve judgment 1. Lets see more of these.
AbsurdHero*us*
Dec 22, 2006

I liked this one, nice and hard. I didn't get the fourth one because it was a bit obscure and not exactly an opposite, but I did get a couple amusing anagrams out of it, including:

SOAR MONSTER

NO EAR STORMS

MORONS TEARS

and

RESTROOM-SAN (A particularly creepy Japanese gentleman.)
puttumupus*
Dec 22, 2006

very decieving..
bradon182001*us*
Dec 22, 2006

Wow. Great teaser even if it's been around since 2002. I'd never seen it before, but I sure enjoyed it today.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Dec 22, 2006

I love anagrams and these were of a special kind. Thanks.
Bassir
Dec 22, 2006

Smart one. Was fun.
1blessedgirl*us*
Dec 22, 2006

That was brilliant. Bravo
cloughmeAws*
Dec 22, 2006

Excellent! Good Job!
saradoveus*
Dec 22, 2006

interesting......although i dont think that all of the opposites were accurate
jelnova
Dec 22, 2006

like several others, I don't think evangelists are the opposite of evil agents and certainly not the reverse!
anodyne*us
Dec 22, 2006

I didnt understand the directions. For example, I thought each word had to be rearranged to form another word, not BOTH words together. i.e. REAL FUN. Well that could be EARL and what?? NUF ? I didnt realize I was to put all those letters together REALFUN to form ONE word. oh well.
LordTAen*
Dec 23, 2006

Great teaser i Like this one
I rated it FULL fun and Full hard
cos thats what it is
wordmama*
Dec 24, 2006

'The idea of the teaser was definitely cool, but I had two difficulties with it: the main one is it would have very helpful if the instructions stated that the answers are all one word. I could not go in that direction on my own with all the prompts 2 or 3 words.

Also, astronomers was in no way an opposite; of course it was hard to make them all opposites, but if it doesn't fit the instructions of the puzzle, it shouldn't be included!
QrystalAca*
Jan 08, 2007

Ouch, I'm glad I gave up on these after only a few minutes. I was stumped on them all, though I hoped that "once evil" could be considered an opposite to "nice love", and I really should've gotten evangelists because I was terribly close in my permutations of the letters and the words I was getting were starting to remind me of evangelists. Oops!
vlermaAus*
Jan 18, 2007

wow! Now that was work, but very fun. More please?
notsosmart111Aie*
May 30, 2007

thats was tottally tubular
brainglewashed*
Aug 15, 2007

I like #4 NO MORE STARS
just thought you would like to know
thecatladycac**
Dec 25, 2009

I, too, thought that because each puzzle was 2 words, that each answer would be 2 words. I could get as far as "angel --- " for the first one, but couldn't get any further - when I finally looked at the answers, it made sense! - Nice job - Good teaser.
Mycroft0121Acn
Dec 25, 2009

Such s great puzzle.
cw3theophilusAza
Dec 25, 2009

Good one . I got them all . Those who think this is hard should really learn to use technology, I typed this into Wordweb's Anagram Unscrambler and the answers were right at the top of the list .

To those who think that evangelists are evil, you should go back to root meaning of words before you make judgments. The word 'evangelist' comes from the Greek word 'euaggelistēs' (εὐαγγελιστής) which means 'a bringer of good tidings'. 'Euaggelistēs' comes from 'euaggelizo' which means 'to announce good news'. 'Euaggelizo' comes from two root words 'eus' meaning 'good' and 'aggelos' meaning 'a messenger' or 'to bring tidings' (it is also the word we get our English word 'angel' from).
In other words, a true evangelist is a messenger who brings good news. Therefore, anyone who doesn't bring 'good' news is not a true evangelist, but simply a fake or something else. And it also stands to reason that any person who acts as a messenger bringing you good tidings or good news can be called an evangelist.

We cannot judge a whole profession based on the actions of a few. E.g. just because certain politicians are evil doesn't mean that Abraham Lincoln was evil or even that most politicians have evil motives. All it means is that there are certain people who misuse the title politician and who don't act like the civil servants they were called to be.

Shalom
craniacAus*
Dec 25, 2009

I got funeral, then gave up. The puzzle says I rated this one hard the first time I encountered it, whenever that was. I presume I got none of the answers then, so I'm making slow progress -- very slow.
UptheHillA*
Dec 25, 2009

NICE !!!
EMB92*
Dec 25, 2009

Did you get this from wordsmith.anagram.org ? I saw these on there before, so I knew them. Good job though!
emu77alu02us*
Dec 25, 2009

Well, I just didn't understand what to do until I saw the answers
Really good teaser!
auntiesisAus*
Dec 27, 2009

Stumped me.
doodinthemood*gb**
Feb 07, 2010

NOT AGAINST
Babe*
Dec 25, 2012

I am so glad I am not the only one who did not know what we were supposed to do. Explanation not too clear.Sorry! Merry Merry Christmas everyone!!!
chessgeniusA*
Dec 25, 2012

Awesome teaser my friend.I got FUNERAL and VIOLENCE within seconds but had to look the answer for the rest.awesome.
iggy39Aus*
Dec 25, 2012

I didn't understand it. Thought it has to be two words like was shown. DUH!!!
Quocalimar*
Dec 31, 2012

stop crying about the opposites, stop cryign about the instructiuons, and definetly stop crying about the evangelist evil's agents dilema. An evangelist is someone who thinks they are doing god's work, exact opposite of a person who thinks they are doing evil's work.
All in all, I didn't get a single one because it was a full challlenge. Full on both, very fun thank you.
Liked that Bathroom-san comment. XD



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