GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Anagram Headlines

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Max Porter, the Roving Reporter, was just reprimanded by his editor for having too many spelling mistakes in his stories. While they weren’t technically misspelled words, Max fell prey to the most insidious of “spellcheck” errors — mistyping one word in a way that actually makes another word! His punishment for this misdeed is that he has to provide snappy headlines for the upcoming stories to be published in the Local Section. There is, however, a catch: to keep his job as Roving Reporter, Max Porter has to create headlines for each story comprised entirely of sets of anagrams!

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Max’s editor has provided the old, boring headline for each story, and has provided the number of words he wants in each headline as well as the number of letters in each word. As shown above, every word in a given headline has to be an anagram of every other word in that headline!

List of Stories:
“Army E-5 Improves Chemical Ingredients of Those Who Oppose Him” (4 words, 8 letters each)
“Garnish Negotiates Outfielders’ Video Repeats” (4 words, 7 letters each)
“Painter Thomas Eakins Vends Higher-Sodium Marlins” (4 words, 7 letters each)
“Singer Britney Analyzes Dispersed Turkish Currency (1/20 kuru)” (4 words, 6 letters each)
“Graphical Elements of the Most Nimble Chaplains Still Remain” (4 words, 6 letters each)
“Most Hardcore BBS Conversations Were Hard on Harsh Prejudices” (4 words, 7 letters each)
“Outlet Seller Brings Forth Decreases in Price” (3 words, 10 letters each)
“Hark: Non-Speaking Narrow Bodies of Water Made From Holiday Metal Shards Join Armed Services” (5 words, 6 letters each)

If you help Max by solving each anagram headline and emailing your solutions to GeekDad Puzzle Central, you will be entered in the drawing for a chance at this week’s $50.00 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate. Good luck, both to you and to Max!

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