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#1 bonanova

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:22 PM

In anagrams, you just rearrange the letters.

Here are six historical anagrams, with clues.
Have fun!

VIEWING A STIR
WESTERN VIDEO
MAYOR'S FILM TYPE
ECHO IN MUDDY LANE
IF TUNES DO SO MUCH
I AM A WEAKISH SPELLER

One is a writer of some note, born in the 1560's
One is a U. S. State - admitted in the 1860's
One is a an old '50s tune - one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.
One is a '60s movie - set outside Salzburg Austria
One is a unique singer - he made the scene in the '70s
One is a Clint Eastwood movie - also from the '70s
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

Spoiler for solution

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:02 PM

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Curses - beaten to it by Writersblock!

I was all proud of myself too for getting them all without cheating (e.g. using an anagram program).
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:27 AM

Why would anyone "cheat" on anything posted on this site? That seems a little rediculous to me as there is nothing at all to gain and you lose the fun of figuring out the puzzles.
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