Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hall of Famer Anagrams

My cohort Lenny DiFranza, who plowed through my recent selection of ballpark anagrams, suggested that I concoct a similar list for Hall of Famers. I've tried to call that bluff and then some, and I've come with a set of scrambled names which should present a much greater challenge than the ballparks did.

The trick is that I haven't used the popular names that the Hall of Famers are known by. I've used their real first names (and, in a couple of cases, actual last names), not their nicknames. So don't look for Arky Vaughan, whose first name was Floyd. Actually, don't look for Floyd either, because I couldn't come up with a decent anagram for Floyd Vaughan (if you can, I'd like to hear about it). Don't look for Nolan Ryan, whose first name is Lynn, making for another (for me) impossible anagram.

Here they are, 50 Hall of Famers as you've never seen them before. (HINT: There's a huge hint in the list itself.)


1. HUGER ROGET

2. UNDO YON GENT

3. C.C. MINGLED RIDICULOUSLY

4. AN ADONIS RAN

5. MINIMUM WIG CALLS

6. WILL I WIN GAME?

7. WEE LODGER GLAD

8. ORCHARD CON GONE

9. EVERT OR BORG

10. DARN ROYAL THOR

11. COMBINED ARROW

12. LICHEN SCHOLARS

13. CLEAN RED HERBS

14. ANY JADE

15. IRRELEVANT ALM LAW

16. HALVES CANCER

17. SNARL THE RATCHET

18. CARRIED G.E.

19. A RUBBER FAN

20. HER SUNNY HAM

21. SELLS GENE CHART

22. SHARE CLIFF RUNG

23. UNLAZY CHEER

24. SINGLE LOON

25. CHE'S HALF-YEAR

26. RIP YALE EGO

27. RE-CABLE WARREN

28. ZEVON-MONGER

29. RELATE ON DRAWL

30. ODDER DWARF

31. RIVALED HARLOW

32. A SHIRLEY RANTS

33. WILLIE'S SNOW

34. WINNERS DIED

35. NOTED WAFTERS

36. ENTHRALLED CRAB

37. REAL RED SHOE

38. WHAMMIES JELL

39. HUMAN JESTER

40. DESERT INN'S HOT CABLE

41. GEE, SAVE ROGER

42. HANDS-ON RUB

43. BRAWLING ROE

44. SO, ONE RED GRANGE

45. A TANNER'S SERMON

46. GLASSY TUNERS

47. GO, RE-LET GUESTS

48. WITNESS LONER

49. DOES RAW TRUTH

50. A SHAGGIER SCROD

Have fun with these, and e-mail me if you need any answers.

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