Saturday, July 9, 2016

Swap and Scramble

Here's how you play. I'll give you two words of the same length, stacked one atop the other like so:


CLAN
GRIM


Step one: Choose a position (1 through 4, in this case), and swap the letters at that position. The result of your swap must be a pair of valid words.

With reference to the example, in this case we could choose the 4th position and swap to obtain:


CLAM
GRIN


Step two: Find an anagram of both of your new words.

With reference to the example, we have:


CALM
RING


That's it. First swap, then scramble. Have fun.



LANK
WIRY




HIND
WELT




BRIG
FLAT




CORE
MILK




FIRM
SOFT




BLOAT
FUDGE




POLLS
RAVED




NINES
WEIGH




PAWED
SLUMS




PEACE
QUOTH




FARED
LIMBS




COT
HAW




MENDED
VICTOR




IMMURE
TAPING




BUGGED
MARLIN




BULKED
PANTRY


The three-letter example is suitable for kids, if you first carefully explain the steps using FIRM/SOFT as an example.

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