Word Ways

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More Hidden Opposites


In the February 1973 issue of Word Ways, Mary Youngquist challenged readers to find opposites (such as GIVE-TAKE) from transposed clues (such as KITE-GAVE). I found it easier to work on her list in reverse -- that is, think of a pair of opposites and then check to see if the transposed letters were present. In this quest, I inevitably came across a number of opposites that she did not use. Here is a fresh batch of fifty scrambled opposites for readers to try and solve. If you give up, the answers can be found in Answers and Solutions at the end of this issue.