Wednesday, 20 January 2021

'ELECTION FRAUD' Anagrams: A Contest

 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

E-L-E-C-T-I-O-N F-R-A-U-D

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 ...

FAILED RECOUNT
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...
OUTLINED FARCE
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 
                                               FAILED RECOUNT

and the Runner-up was...     OUTLINED FARCE

Here are some other entries worthy of HONORABLE MENTION ...
                                               LO, INCUR DEFEAT
                                               OR FEED LUNATIC
                                               NOTICED EARFUL
                                                LIAR OUTFENCED
                                                REINFECT ALOUD
                                                FUEL RIOT-DANCE
                                                UNALTERED FOCI
                                                ELUDE FRACTION
                                                LEFTIE CANDOUR
                                                ULCERATED INFO
                                                ROTUND LIE-FACE
                                                DUE LATIN FORCE
                                                I.O.U. FACT-LENDER 
                                                LUCIFER ATONED
                                                UNDO RELIEF ACT     
                                                FIE ON A RED CULT!
                                                URAL DEFECTION                                          
                                                UNCLAD RIOT-FEE
                                                U.F.O. CREDENTIAL
                                                ONCE-FED RITUAL
                                                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.


Giorgio Coniglio's stuff can also be found on Facebook, should you so desire.

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