Everyone likes food!  So here are a list of alphagrams, four each of 3-7 letters, all with at least two anagrams, and at least one of the answers is a food (they are not all common English foods, but the puzzle elf has tried most of them and most are available locally). 

There are 68 answers: 40 or more is a good score.

ABO
ASV
EEM
EMU

ABEN
AILM
BEET
DNOU

ABDER
ACEHP
ACIPS
CENOS

ABELTT
ADEEGR
AEHLST
CEHILS

ABEIRRT
ABELORT
AEHLRST
AEIPSTT

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Alphagram

Front

Hooks

Anagram

Back

Hooks

Definition

ABO

 

ABO

s

short for an aborigine

 

BAO

s

(Chinese) a steamed dumpling, usually eaten with a filling

available in Sainsbury’s and other local shops!

 

BOA

bkrst

a large constricting snake

bs

OBA

s

a West African ruler

ASV

 

SAV

es

(short for) a saveloy, a highly seasoned sausage, also SAVELOY

aku

VAS

aet

(Latin) an anatomical duct

EEM

dfhlmst

EME

su

an uncle (obsolete)

s

MEE

dkrst

(Chinese) a Malaysian noodle food

EMU

 

EMU

s

a large flightless bird, also EMEU

e

MEU

s

the plant baldmoney

fr

UME

s

(Japanese) a fleshy yellow fruit, with a flavour similar to a sour apricot, used mainly to make drinks, preserves, and sauces

 

ABEN

 

BANE

ds

an evil, a poison

 

BEAN

osy

the seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used as vegetables for human or animal food.

 

NABE

s

a neighbourhood movie theatre

AILM

 

LIMA

nsx

an edible seed of a tropical American plant

e

MAIL

els

to send by the government postal system

 

MALI

cks

(Hindi) a member of the gardener caste in India

BEET

 

BEET

s

any plant of the genus Beta, widely cultivated in such varieties as the sugar beet, mangelwurzel, beetroot, and spinach beet

 

BETE

dls

to mend, improve

DNOU

 

DOUN

 

(Scots) down, also DOON

 

UDON

s

(Japanese) in Japanese cooking, large noodles of wheat flour

 

UNDO

s

a computer feature that allows the user to reverse the effect of the last action / to bring to ruin

 

ABDER

 

ARDEB

s

(Arabic) an Egyptian measure

 

BARDE

ds

to cover a horse with armour, also BARD

 

BARED

 

BARE, to make bare

 

BEARD

sy

hair on the lower face / to oppose with effrontery

 

BREAD

sy

a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking

 

DEBAR

ks

to exclude

ACEHP

 

CHAPE

ls

the plate of metal at the point of a scabbard

 

CHEAP

osy

inexpensive / to take a cheap option

 

PEACH

y

a round stone fruit with juicy yellow flesh and downy pinkish-yellow skin

ACIPS

 

ASPIC

ks

a clear savoury meat or fish-jelly used as a glaze, also ASPIS

s

PICAS

 

PICA, an old type size, approximately, and still used synonymously for, 12-point

 

SCAPI

 

SCAPUS, (Latin) the shaft of a column or feather

 

SPICA

es

(Latin) a bandage wound around an injured limb in figures-of-eight forming a series of overlapping V-shapes suggesting an ear of barley

CENOS

is

CONES

 

CONE, to bear cones

bnps

ONCES

 

ONCE, one time

 

SCONE

s

a flattish, usually round or quadrant-shaped plain cake of dough, baked on a griddle or in an oven

 

SONCE

s

(Scots) good luck, abundance, also SONSE

 

ABELTT

 

BATLET

s

a wooden mallet for beating clothes, also BATLER

 

BATTEL

s

to have an account for kitchen provisions

 

BATTLE

drs

to fight

 

TABLET

s

a medium-hard, sugary confection from Scotland, similar to fudge

ADEEGR

 

AGREED

 

AGREE, to have the same opinion

 

DRAGEE

s

(French) a sugarcoated candy

 

GEARED

 

GEARE, (Spenser) to jeer

AEHLST

l

ETHALS

 

ETHAL, a white waxy solid, aka cetyl alcohol

 

HALEST

 

HALE, healthy

 

HASLET

s

a pressed meat made from pig offal, also HARSLET

 

LATHES

 

LATHE, to shape or cut on a type of machine

 

SHELTA

s

(Irish) a secret jargon used by vagrants in Britain and Ireland

CEHILS

 

CHESIL

s

shingle, gravel

 

CHIELS

 

CHIEL, (Scots) a man, a lad, also CHIELD

 

CHILES

 

CHILE, (Nahuatl) the (dried) red pod of a Capsicum pepper used in sauces, relishes, etc., and made into a hot cayenne, also CHILI, CHILLI

 

CHISEL

s

to use a cutting tool

 

ELCHIS

 

ELCHI, (Turkish) an ambassador, also ELCHEE, ELTCHI

ce

LICHES

 

LICH, (obsolete) a corpse, also LYCH

 

ABEIRRT

 

ARBITER

s

(Latin) a person with power to decide a dispute, a judge

 

RAREBIT

s

a dish of melted and seasoned or simply toasted cheese on toast

ABELORT

 

BLOATER

s

a smoked herring

 

RETABLO

s

a shelf or ornamental setting for panels behind an altar, also RETABLE

AEHLRST

 

HALTERS

 

HALTER, to put a restraint upon

 

HARSLET

s

a pressed meat made from pig offal, also HASLET

bs

LATHERS

 

LATHER, to cover with a light foam

 

SLATHER

s

to spread thickly

 

THALERS

 

THALER/TALER, an obsolete German silver coin

AEIPSTT

 

PATTIES

 

PATTY, a small, flat cake of chopped food, also PATTIE

 

TAPETIS

 

TAPETI, (Tupi) a small South American hare

one way to remember this pair of words is to remember that a TAPETI can be made into a PATTIE!

 

 

How many 4 letter words can you make from the letters of THUNDER ?

There are 40 words in total, about half are well known everyday words, so 22-25 is a good score. Well done if you got more than 30, and 35+ is excellent!

 

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DENT,
DERN,
DUET,
DUNE,
DUNT,
DURE,
DURN,
ERHU,
HEND,
HENT,
HERD,
HERN,
HUED,
HUER,
HUNT,
HURT,
NERD,
NUDE,
NURD,
REND,
RENT,
RUDE,
RUED,
RUND,
RUNE,
RUNT,
RUTH,
TEHR,
TEND,
TERN,
THEN,
THRU,

THUD,

TRUE,

TUND,
TUNE,
TURD,
TURN,
UNDE,
URDE
 

 

Below are 12 5 letter alphagrams each containing the Q, and  each making 2 valid  5-letter Scrabble words. 

How many of the 24 do you know ?

 

ADIQS

ADQSU

AELQU

AENQU

AIMQU

AIQSU

AQSTU

DIQSU

EIPQU

EIQTU

EOQTU

INOQU

 

 

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Here they are :

 

QADIS   QAIDS

QUADS   SQUAD

EQUAL    QUALE

QUEAN    QUENA

MAQUI     UMIAQ

QUAIS     QUASI

QUATS     SQUAT

QUIDS     SQUID

EQUIP      PIQUE

QUIET     QUITE

QUOTE    TOQUE

QUOIN     QUINO

 

 

What words can you find from the list of alphagrams below?  There are 4 each of 4-7 letters, all with at least two anagrams, and at least one of the answers is a flower that grows in gardens in England.

Apologies: some of the anagrams are quite obscure (many are not), and one of the anagrams has 13! answers.

AEGS
EORS
IIRS
ILLY                     

AERST
AILOV
ENOPY
ILPTU

AAILSV
CCORSU
CDHIOR
EILOTV

ABEILST
ACEINOT
AEEFIRS
AEEGSTT

 

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AEGS                   ages, gaes, SAGE
EORS                   eros, ores, reos, ores, ROSE, sore
IIRS                      IRIS, siri
ILLY                      illy, LILY, yill

AERST                 arets, ASTER, earst, rates, reast, resat, stare, stear, strae, tares, taser, tears, teras
AILOV                  VIOLA, voila
ENOPY                PEONY, poney
ILPTU                   TULIP, uplit

AAILSV                avails, saliva, SALVIA
CCORSU              CROCUS, occurs, succor
CDHIOR              droich, ORCHID, rhodic
EILOTV                olivet, VIOLET

ABEILST              ableist, albites, ASTILBE, bastile, bestial, blastie, libates, stabile
ACEINOT            ACONITE, anoetic
AEEFIRS              arefies, faeries, FREESIA
AEEGSTT             gestate, TAGETES

Face masks have becoming mandatory this week in shops etc.

This week we are giving you 2 answers (aren't we kind !)

a) what are the front hooks to ACE? i.e 4 letter words ending ACE ?

b) what are the back hooks to ACE? i.e 4 letter words starting ACE ?

c) what are the front hooks to MAS ? ie 4 letter words ending MAS?

d) what are the back hooks to MAS ? ie 4 letter words starting MAS?

There are 19 words in total, well done if you got more than 12/13.

 

 

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DACE, FACE, LACE, MACE, PACE, RACE, TACE

ACED, ACER, ACES

AMAS, OMAS

MASA, MASE, MASH, MASK, MASS, MAST, MASU