Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Political Wordplay Puzzle #2: The Truth about M-E-N-D-A-C-I-O-U-S

WORDPLAY post #41
CREATIVE WORDPLAY, involving anagrams
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, March 2017.


EXPLANATION: 

Several types of wordplay puzzles published in newspapers and magazines involve a type of anagrammatic endeavour - finding constituent shorter words derived from a longer word. Usually a target number is suggested based on the author's experience. 

Our proposal here is to use parent words that are more politically provocative than those targeted in standard puzzles. 

The rules are as follows:

1. Create as many as possible constituent words, having at least 4 letters based on single use of the letters in the PARENT WORD.
2. The letter S may not be used at the end of a short word either to pluralize a noun, or to specify the form of a verb. For example, with target word SEDIMENT, proposed answers may include "Teen", "Need" or "Seen", but not "Teens" or "Needs". 
3. Proper names are not allowed for this specific puzzle. 
4. Prizes may be awarded at the site-directors' whim, based on unusual performance.  To compete, record your entry in the Comments Box. (No tweeting, please)

For today's CHALLENGE: HOW MANY CONSTITUENT WORDS CAN YOU MAKE FROM THE LETTERS OF ? .....


 M-E-N-D-A-C-I-O-U-S 

Hint: 

A submission of 60 words 
confirms your status as a WORDPLAY STAFFMEMBER

A submission of 90 words 
confirms your status as a WORDPLAY CABINET SECRETARY.

A submission of 120 words 
confirms your status as a WORDPLAY PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. 

The RESULTS, including the surprisingly extensive ANSWERS, (more than 150) will be posted in 1 week. 

STAY TUNED to this Blogpost


ANSWERS (April 18)

Unfortunately, no winners this week.









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