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Historical anagrams

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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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VIEWING A STIR (West Virginia)

WESTERN VIDEO (Stevie Wonder)

MAYOR'S FILM TYPE (Play Misty for Me) [On HBO recently or I would have never got this one]

ECHO IN MUDDY LANE (Unchained Melody)

IF TUNES DO SO MUCH (The sound of music)

I AM A WEAKISH SPELLER (William Shakespeare)

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VIEWING A STIR (West Virginia)

WESTERN VIDEO (Stevie Wonder)

MAYOR'S FILM TYPE (Play Misty for Me) [On HBO recently or I would have never got this one]

ECHO IN MUDDY LANE (Unchained Melody)

IF TUNES DO SO MUCH (The sound of music)

I AM A WEAKISH SPELLER (William Shakespeare)

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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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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