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A Critique of a Critique


In her article "Anagrams: Ars Magna?" in the May 1974 Word Ways, Judith Tarr Isquit described the results of an experiment in which 20 anagrams and antigrams, ten composed by Jezebel Q. Xixx and ten composed by various members of the National Puzzlers' League, were rated by a panel of 25 people regarding their appositeness and grammatical correctness. In a critique following this article, Ms. Xixx argued that the panel was demonstrably incompetent, on the grounds that they rated an excellent antigram (of hers) much lower than a relatively inferior anagram (of the NPL).