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Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2014

Postby jbenz » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:57 am

Ken posted a picture puzzle for today's blog post. You can see it here:

http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/4817

Unless I am missing a twist, I would guess that the house would be...

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a Domus... or some other type of Roman house?
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Lalock » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:23 pm

I would assume you would need to be born to it.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:26 pm

jbenz wrote:Ken posted a picture puzzle for today's blog post. You can see it here:

http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/4817

Unless I am missing a twist, I would guess that the house would be...

Spoiler: show
a Domus... or some other type of Roman house?


I can identify enough of the people to guess that the answer is more direct:

Spoiler: show
MANOR


ETA: Lalock got there first and deserves the credit.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby DuggleBogey » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:32 pm

I believe they would reside in a
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manor
. Oops, two folks beat me to it!
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:39 pm

Okay, I've identified all 9 people. Pretty impressive compilation.

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Suze ORMAN
NOMAR Garciaparra
ROMAN Polanski
NORMA Shearer
Marc MARON
ARMON Gilliam
RAMON Rodriguez
NAMOR the Sub-Mariner
Erin MORAN
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:19 pm

Yeah, I couldn't believe there were so many combinations with a recognizable face.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby rockgolf » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:09 pm

Bill Everett, who created the Sub-Mariner back in 1940, came up with his name by spelling Roman backwards.

The art in this picture seems to be by John Byrne.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby gwynn1984 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:58 am

I believe Nomar's name came from spelling Ramon backwards.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Neel Mehta » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:21 am

Now I'm wondering if this book (and its author) prompted the puzzle.

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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Ken Jennings » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:46 pm

I like Caitlin Moran (though I went with Erin Moran instead...JOANIE 4EVA!!!) but I've never heard of "Narmo."
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Theone36952s » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:30 pm

Image

She, recently of The Blacklist and House of Cards fame, would've been able to join the household if not for a pesky little Grave accent.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Bill » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:22 pm

Theone36952s wrote:She, recently of The Blacklist and House of Cards fame, would've been able to join the household if not for a pesky little Grave accent.


I don't have a problem with the accent. In my anagrams, I disregard diacritical marks as I would punctuation.

So… nice find!
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Momma Snider » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:51 am

Bill! I love the Shakespeare anagrams! I used to participate in an anagram game on another message board, but it faded away, and I miss it. I always stubbornly refused to use any online anagram solving help, and sometimes it would take me a few weeks to get a good one, but I enjoyed it. There was never anything as good as those Shakespeare ones, though!
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition 10/8/2

Postby Bill » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:26 pm

Momma Snider wrote:Bill! I love the Shakespeare anagrams! I used to participate in an anagram game on another message board, but it faded away, and I miss it. I always stubbornly refused to use any online anagram solving help, and sometimes it would take me a few weeks to get a good one, but I enjoyed it. There was never anything as good as those Shakespeare ones, though!


Hey, thanks, Momma Snider!

I have heard of anagram-making software, but I have never used it. This is partly because I don’t believe that a computer program can truly capture the art of matching the anagram’s content aptly to that of the original text, and partly because they don’t make it for the Mac.

I do reference the Internet Anagram Server from time to time, but since it only allows you to enter around 30 characters at a time, it is of limited help for this kind of anagram.

What was the online anagram game?
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