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Apt Anagram

Submitted By:piers
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What is an apt anagram for Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott?

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by Cheerleader_0906/28/05
I seriously don't get this one!!! :-?

Posted by piers06/28/05
If you scramble the letters in "Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott" you get the phrase "A novel by a Scottish writer"

Posted by DancAllNiteLong06/28/05
Honestly, I did NOT know what the heck and "apt anagram" was. Sorry! :(

Posted by piers06/29/05
I'm sorry to hear that you didn't understand it. Did you not know what apt meant or what anagram meant or what both of them meant?

Posted by Question_Mark07/03/05
I'm Scottish. I should of got that one.

Posted by DancAllNiteLong07/03/05
I didn't understand both words TOGETHER, I've done teasers like this before, but they've just been like "scramble the letters to make a new phrase!" (I'm only in 8th grade.) :roll:

Posted by tamjp07/07/05
:) Truly Brilliant! :wink:

Posted by smarty_blondy10/02/05
Good one, similar to the inapt one. Keep up the good job. :)

Posted by mathgrant01/25/09
As presented, this puzzle is unfairly hard and relatively unrewarding to solve, if it can, in fact, be solved in at all in this format. This is analogous to asking your solver to write a crossword clue for an answer phrase instead of vice versa. This should have been asked backwards, like the anagram puzzles that appear in The Enigma: A NOVEL BY A SCOTTISH WRITER (*7 2 ^3 *6 *5) * refers to proper nouns and adjectives (i.e., Ivanhoe and Walter Scott), and ^ refers to common (i.e. not proper) words that are capitalized solely because they're part of a title (i.e., Sir). Consider the following: LATTES? IN HASTE, GO NW (*7, *10) If I just gave you the name of the city, and asked you to find the anagram "LATTES? IN HASTE, GO NW", it'd be nigh impossible, and no fun. However, figuring out the city from its anagram is much more rewarding and fun. :)

Posted by piers01/25/09
Mathgrant, I agree that that your way of writing the anagram is easier and funnier. Danceallnite, I'm sorry that you didn't understand what "apt anagram" meant. I didn't write the anagram - it was given to us by our teacher to solve when I was 9 years old and apparently is a well known old anagram. so I didn't think to change it to make it easier

Posted by doehead01/25/09
:roll: :roll: :roll:

Posted by auntiesis01/25/09
I was trying to anagram just the word Ivanhoe, which was fairly easy. I didn't understand that the whole phrase was to be anagrammed. It might have been easier if you put some quote marks around the words. :roll: :o

Posted by bradon18200101/25/09
I agree with auntiesis. I needed more direction but thanks for posting. :o

Posted by bramfarm01/25/09
I agree with last two posts.

Posted by jcann01/25/09
I didn't get it--but I think it was quite clever! I am fascinated by anagrams and will add this to my collection. (I figured "apt" meant that it would be an appropriate anagram related in some way to the first phrase.) Thanks for a good teaser! :)

Posted by piers01/25/09
I agree that putting quote marks around the phrase would have made people understand that the whole phrase needs to be used. Without the quote marks I can see that some people might think that they should only make an anagram of Ivanhoe and that the rest of the phrase (by Sir Walter Scott) is just there for information. if our teacher had used quote marks around the phrase when I was a child then I would have used them here but it didn't occur to me that they would be needed.

Posted by UptheHill01/25/09
:lol: :lol:

Posted by avonma01/25/09
It WAS an apt anagram, and I did get a signal from my brain that you didn't need to put "by Sir Walter Scott" there, too...unless we needed it for the anagram. Unfortunately, it was AFTER I looked at the answer. Mostly, I just worked on scrambling the letters in "Ivanhoe" to make a different word. So, I wasn't getting anywhere. I think the quotation marks around the words we were to use would have been helpful, too. Thanks for posting. :)


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