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Amalgamate, Chemist!


When Douglas Hofstadter took over Martin Gardner's column in Scientific American, he changed the name from MATHEMATICAL GAMES to METAMAGICAL THEMAS. The new name is an anagram of the old one, that is, a permutation or reordering of the same set of letters. This naturally suggests the question of how easy it is to find an anagram on these letters which "makes sense."