Thursday, May 04, 2006

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 7): Formaldehyde anagram

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 7): Formaldehyde anagram:
Q: Take the word formaldehyde. Rearrange its 12 letters to spell two shorter words that are uncapitalized and very common. Each one has just one syllable. Not counting a slight variation, the answer is unique. What words are they?
The hard letters to deal with in this puzzle are the H and Y, though you'll figure what to do if you give it a try.
Edit: If you looked at the my clue above, you'll notice that it rhymed. And if you didn't give it a try, well I guess you just loafed!
A: FORMALDEHYDE = RHYMED + LOAFED (or less commonly FOALED)

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