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Q An anagram is a word or phrase made up of letters that you can rearrange into another word or phrase that, ideally, is connected to the original run of letters. For example, the letters in the phrase great help can be rearranged to form the word telegraph, and, indeed, when it was invented, the telegraph was a great help in communication.

Now try your hand at rearranging the letters in each of the following numbered items to form a word related to the original phrase.

  1. a stew, sir?
    becomes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
     
  2. Erin lad
    becomes _ _ _ _ _ _ _
     
  3. mad policy
    becomes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
     
  4. moon starers
    becomes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


 
A
  1. a stew, sir?
    becomeswaitress
     
  2. Erin lad
    becomesIreland
     
  3. mad policy
    becomesdiplomacy
     
  4. moon starers
    becomesastronomers
Based on a puzzle inThe World's Most Amazing Puzzlesby Charles Barry Townsend. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1993.