Over the last week we have had an anagram contest at the national (U.S.) level. We apologize to readers who missed the opportunity to participate.
The challenge was to come up with the best anagram (letter-scramble) of
Out of an abundance of caution, we avoided announcing the contest initially, and have not required contest participants to agree to publishing their phone numbers, email addresses or charge-card PINs.
But we are now pleased to announce that the WINNING ENTRY nationally was ...
Consideration was also given by the judges to the best entry for each participating state; the winning entries are shown on the accompanying map.
Sincere thanks to all who participated.
The national RUNNER-UP for best anagram is...
Now to the Runners-Up for each participating state...
Read carefully. These concoctions are all different from the state 'Winners', which were posted 2 days ago!
And have a safe week -- two-day countdown to Freedom-from-Trump Day!
As you know, in the national contest, the Best Anagram was
and the Runner-up was... OUTLINED FARCE
Here are some other entries worthy of HONORABLE MENTION ...
LO, INCUR DEFEAT
OR FEED LUNATIC
DUE LATIN FORCE
UNDO RELIEF ACT
FIE ON A RED CULT!
CURT FOE DENIAL
FEAR NOT IL DUCE
TO CRUDE FINALE
And here are a few other imaginative entries for the National Anagram Contest ...
FORNICATE DUEL; ADORE FIT UNCLE; RECITAL DONE - FU!
ONE LURID FACET; COULD IRAN FÊTE? TOUCAN FIELDER;
EDUCATE FOR NIL; FONDUE ARTICLE; IN 'ACUTE' FOLDER;
DOCENT FAILURE; A FECUND TOILER; I.O.U. FACT LENDER;
ULTRA-FINE COED; TRUE FAN, "LIE, DOC!" ENTICE FUR-LOAD;
DETOUR IF CLEAN; RE CUE: "DON'T FAIL!" OFTEN LURED C.I.A.
As we wrap up this discussion, we note here a few submissions in the National Contest that were quite clever from a wordplay perspective, but not relevant to the topic at hand. These include ...
FLUORINE CADET; INTRODUCE FLEA; DO INFLATE CURE;
TUNDRA ICE-FLOE; FURNACE TOILED; FINE-CUT ORDEAL;
INCUR FLEET ADO; FINE CORAL DUET; FERAL DOE TUNIC;
ERUDITE FALCON; ADIEU TORN CLEF; FLORA INDUCTEE;
FEED LATINO CUR; COULDN'T FAERIE? FAINTER OLD CUE;
ELFIN EDUCATOR; ARTFUL CODEINE; DECENT FOUL AIR;
UNDO AFTER LICE; CIAO, TENDER FLU; FLORENCE AUDIT;
ECO-LAIDEN TURF; RED ELF AUCTION; CAROTENE FLUID;
CAT: DOUR FELINE; URL://DEFECATION; RODENT-FLEA I.C.U.;
TRIFLE ACNE DUO; FIE, RUNTED COLA! CAN'T FIELD EURO
TRUE FAN; "LIE, DOC!" FAUCI, DO RELENT.
For a more serious take, you might want to review this Wikipedia article.
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