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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member talzamir
    Art, not a Toil
    21 Jul '13 22:26
    It's easy to find a set of letters of which can make as many meaningful anagrams as there are letters. Such as

    one letter: a
    two letters: no + on
    three letters: apt + pat + tap

    etc. Things get more interesting with more letters. So the challenge is..

    find a set of n letters which can be arranged to form n+1 meaningful anagrams.

    As extra challenge, how about n+2 anagrams?
  2. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    22 Jul '13 20:58 / 1 edit
    part
    trap
    tarp
    prat
    rapt

    Not much of an extension from your 3 letter 'apt' anagrams.
  3. 24 Jul '13 07:02
    SILENT
    ENLIST
    TINSEL
    LISTEN
    INLETS
  4. Standard member talzamir
    Art, not a Toil
    24 Jul '13 10:45
    post, spot, opts, pots, stop is another n+1 for n=4.
  5. 18 Sep '13 21:18 / 2 edits
    aper pare pear rape reap (n+1)

    apers pares pears rapes reaps spear spare parse (n+3)

    talzamir: don't forget tops for (n+2)
  6. Standard member talzamir
    Art, not a Toil
    20 Sep '13 21:47
    Definitely tops for you. And with this, I suppose it's n+4.

    Asper Meaning and Definition
    (a.) Rough; rugged; harsh; bitter; stern; fierce.
    (n.) A Turkish money of account (formerly a coin), of little value; the 120th part of a piaster.
    (n.) The rough breathing; a mark (/) placed over an initial vowel sound or over / to show that it is aspirated, that is, pronounced with h before it; thus "ws, pronounced h/s, "rh`twr, pronounced hra"t/r.