Hangmanagrams

Posted by: Lex

Hangmanagrams - 08/21/13 03:11 PM

welcome A slight twist on the old schooldays word guessing game to gently tickle your grey cells. Here, the guessers start off by building a nonsense anagram of the answer, because the setter will simply enter each correctly guessed letter (including any duplicates) into the first available space(s) in the outline, except for the first letter of each word which will be correctly placed. At some point, there will be enough letters to create scope for a guess at the answer by unscrambling them, or at least that is the general idea...

Rather than being limited to a single word the puzzle will often be a title or character, adding a flavour of the game of charades.

Please read the instructions carefully as these are not the usual rules of the traditional game. Hopefully everything is reasonably clear, but please do not hesitate to ask for help or clarification.

The rules

(i) The setter puts up the outline of a word or a short reasonably well-known expression in blank (so that all the other players know are the numbers of words and of letters in each word) together with an indication of the nature or category of the word/expression. An expression might be for example a book, play, film or music title or the name of a famous person or character, or perhaps a proverb or saying: it is entirely up to the setter, but please give enough of a hint to narrow the category.

(ii) Someone else posts at least two letters which he/she thinks might be in the word/expression.

(iii) The setter enters into the outline any correctly guessed letter, but only in its correct position if it is the first letter of a word: otherwise the letter and any repetition of it will simply be placed in the first available empty space (which might entirely coincidentally be its correct position). The space for the first letter of each word is therefore left blank until that letter is correctly guessed.

(iv) Meanwhile the setter also starts to add the hanged person to the gallows with one step for each incorrectly guessed letter or position of letter. Seven steps are needed to complete the victim (head, body, right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm, face). [If having to do this deters you from playing, feel free not to bother.]

(v) Someone posts another two (or more) letter guesses and/or a guess at the correct position in the outline of at least one of the already posted letters, and so on. There is nothing to prevent the same person from posting consecutive guesses, or even hogging an entire game.

(vi) The setter keeps score by posting a list of wrong guesses and the number of steps remaining.

(vii) Players are allowed to try to guess individual words of an answer consisting of more than one word. However, such a guess will be treated as separate letter or position guesses for each blank space in the word (which could therefore prove expensive if the guess is wrong). eek

(viii) At any stage anyone can try to guess the whole word/expression, and a wrong word/expression guess results in two steps towards the completion of the picture, but without any indication of whether any of the individual letters or words guessed are correct. evil

(ix) Any letter appearing in its correct position (whether coincidentally or as a result of a correct position guess, or because it is the first letter of a word) will be shown in bold italic.

(x) Apostrophes will not be shown, and any letter following an apostrophe will be counted as part of the word which it follows (so that for instance Wayne's World would be two words 6,5).

(xi) The setter wins if the picture of the hanged person is completed: otherwise the person to correctly guess the word/expression is the winner, and hopefully then sets the next word/expression. Don't be afraid to have a go: there is plenty of help available if you have any difficulty, and you can always edit your way out of any errors.

Note for setters on creating the picture of the gallows and hanged person

The picture steps (kindly contributed by Pandora) are in a photobucket album on the internet which are accessed by using one of the urls (web addresses) below, and here's how you do it:

In the full reply screen one of the option buttons across the top is "enter an image" which then offers you a choice of various image positions to insert followed by a dialogue box for a url.

You just copy and paste the url you need, deleting and replacing (using the edit process) as you go through the game and want to change the picture.

[I have been using the position "non-floating image"]

The urls

The gallows, in place at the start of the game
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/G4.gif

Step one, the head of the condemned person
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H1.gif

Step two, the body
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H2.gif

Step three, the right leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H3.gif

Step four, the left leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H4.gif

Step five, the right arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H5.gif

Step six, the left arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H6.gif

Step seven, the face of death devil
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H10.gif


Go on, you know you really want to give it a try! wink

Manxman is next Lord High Executioner.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/21/13 06:52 PM

Thank you Lex wave

QUANTUM OF SOLACE guessed by Lex thumbsup
incorrect guesses: I, R, D, G, H
steps left: 2

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/22/13 03:20 PM

O and F.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/22/13 05:18 PM

Yes wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/23/13 04:55 AM

Second word OF, and fresh letter guesses I and N. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/23/13 08:19 AM

no I wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/24/13 04:19 AM

A and T. smile

We are obviously both weird in a similar (and not necessarily good) way to be the only ones to get a kick out of this game! lol
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/24/13 07:38 AM

I agree Lex lol
A and T both good.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/24/13 08:49 AM

L and E. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/24/13 11:12 AM

Both good bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/25/13 08:08 AM

S and R.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/25/13 09:34 AM

S is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/26/13 04:51 AM

Still no idea: D and G. headscratch
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/26/13 06:23 AM

Two misses wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/26/13 01:24 PM

F and H.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/26/13 02:38 PM

You already guessed F, H however is a miss. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/28/13 02:30 PM

Becoming forgetful in my dotage,,,!

Q and U.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/28/13 04:21 PM

That's a winning guess. thumbsup
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams (only for dedicated crazies) - 08/28/13 04:45 PM

lol I still don't know it.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/29/13 03:54 AM

I thought someone else would have snatched it! lol

Quantum of Solace
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/29/13 08:22 AM

You got it Lex bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/31/13 07:01 AM

Thank you: a late flash of inspiration!

Hoping that I haven't already set it previously, this one is a band 8,5:

Reckless Kelly guessed by Manxman (despite incompetence by the setter!)

Wrong guesses: TANOID
Steps left: 1

Put a toothbrush in my hand, let me be a travelin' man zombie


Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/31/13 10:27 AM

T, E Good morning Lex wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/31/13 11:47 AM

The E is good. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/31/13 02:44 PM

R, S smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/31/13 02:54 PM

Both in the frame!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/31/13 03:21 PM

A, N smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/01/13 02:58 AM

Neither of those. grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/01/13 10:11 AM

Darn it hardwall L, O
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/01/13 12:23 PM

3L but 0O. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/01/13 02:01 PM

This has me stumped crazy

I, D
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/01/13 05:30 PM

Two misses! eek

They are a country and western group, and K would be a good guess.

Maybe we need to add hints once we get down to one step left... lol
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/01/13 07:08 PM

Should the second letter, E, be bolded?
That is what is stumping me smile
If it is bolded then I would guess.....
Reckless Kelly
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/02/13 04:08 AM

Aargh! You're quite right - grovelling apologies! oops

I love their album Bulletproof, but none of the others quite hit the spot for me.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/02/13 10:39 AM

No problem. Enjoyed the challenge wink

Linda Ronstadt... guessed by Mr and Mrs Lex bravo(singer 5,8)

incorrect guesses: E
steps left: 6

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/04/13 03:31 PM

A and N. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/04/13 04:07 PM

two hits smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/07/13 06:18 AM

R and E. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/07/13 08:31 AM

Welcome back Lex wave

R is good.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/11/13 01:24 PM

S and T. smile

(On holiday in France at present so not on line as often).
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/11/13 05:54 PM

Tres bien Lex. Deux pour deux. Hope you are having a good time wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/12/13 10:55 AM

L and O
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/12/13 02:04 PM

two more good ones wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/17/13 08:18 AM

Clue: she is no longer able to sing due to a debilitating disease cry
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/19/13 02:44 PM

Mrs Lex has helped: Linda Ronstadt.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/19/13 05:16 PM

Well done Mrs. Lex bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/20/13 01:05 AM

This one is a current writer of thrillers well worth trying 3,7:


A A A * _ N R S S S _

Wrong guesses: TE
Steps remaining: 5

Deep, deep water spills all the ghosts from the river mouth... zombie

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/20/13 08:15 AM

T, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/21/13 03:11 AM

Two misses. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/21/13 11:29 AM

That's a shame duh
How about A, N?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/21/13 01:04 PM

Plenty of those!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/21/13 08:04 PM

R, S think
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/22/13 02:53 AM

thumbsup thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/22/13 10:14 AM

Asa Larsson smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/22/13 10:24 AM

That's her!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/22/13 12:03 PM

smile
Name of a 20th century writer...

JACK KEROUAC guessed by Lex thumbsup

incorrect guesses: L, N, T, S
steps left: 3

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/22/13 01:35 PM

A and E.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/22/13 01:42 PM

Very good thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/26/13 03:37 PM

L and R. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/26/13 08:10 PM

R is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/28/13 02:43 AM

N and T.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/28/13 09:47 AM

Two misses wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/28/13 01:20 PM

C and S.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/28/13 05:55 PM

C is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/29/13 03:24 AM

Time to try J and K. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/29/13 10:34 AM

Excellent thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/29/13 02:06 PM

I see that you are trying to keep me guessing by not entering the latest letters, but I think it must be Jack Kerouac. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 09/29/13 03:21 PM

That's it Lex. bravo
I did enter the edits but it looks like I must have hit the wrong button because when I previewed it, everything looked good. I will be more vigilant next time shocked
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/01/13 03:42 PM

.

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/01/13 03:46 PM

Singer and band 5,6,3,3,3,4,4 (probably far too easy because of word/letter count):

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo guessed by Manxman

Wrong guesses: S
Elmer for first word

Steps left: 2

Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path... zombie

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/01/13 04:44 PM

T, E, A wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/01/13 05:56 PM

All three on target. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/01/13 08:06 PM

D, N, H smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/02/13 02:46 PM

Still all looking good.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/02/13 06:22 PM

third word 'and'
fourth word 'the'
S
smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/03/13 03:50 PM

No S. grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/03/13 09:04 PM

R, O wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/04/13 05:53 PM

Two more good choices.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/06/13 09:48 AM

You got me stumped on this one Lex smile

L, M
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/06/13 01:39 PM

Nevertheless those are two more correct letters!

The singer is Australian but now living in England, their music has featured in two TV programmes, and they have three or four albums, the most recent being earlier this year (very well reviewed). I think/hope that they are on the verge of a major breakthrough because I love their music.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/08/13 07:43 AM

Fifth word "red"?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/08/13 03:37 PM

Colouring up nicely! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/08/13 11:19 PM

B, C wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 09:04 AM

Both in the zone - managing all these letters is quite challenging but I do not believe that I am misleading you...! smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 09:48 AM

I have no idea what this answer is but I'll take a stab at "Elmer" for the first word.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 03:28 PM

Made me laugh, but wrong. lol

Hint: the singer is female, two of the missing letters are the same and the name of the band is a Gillian Welch song title.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 04:08 PM

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo wave

Very challenging and obscure smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 04:16 PM

I still don't know who they are but did think that 6th word was clay. Glad I could make you laugh! lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 05:46 PM

Correct! smile

www.emilybarker.com
Posted by: soot

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/09/13 07:54 PM

Did you catch her show in the UK Lex?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/10/13 03:41 AM

We are going to see her in Gloucester on 17th October; meanwhile the album Dear River is a constant on my car CD player.

I really hope that the recent exposure (including the opening ceremony at the Olympics with Frank Turner) helps get her the wider recognition she deserves.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/10/13 08:36 AM

Thanks Lex smile

EASTERN PROMISES guessed by Cue bravo (2-word movie title 7,8)

incorrect letters:
steps left:

Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/10/13 11:10 AM

I'll go with A and E
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/10/13 03:51 PM

Excellent choices wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/12/13 06:02 AM

T, R and P. wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/12/13 10:33 AM

I think you got it Lex. I have a inkling that I used this one before??? smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/13/13 08:23 AM

I don't think that you have used it before, and I will wait to see whether Cue or anyone else wants to have a shot!
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/14/13 01:18 PM

Eastern Promises?
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/14/13 06:39 PM

That's the one Cue. Great movie. wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/15/13 07:30 AM

Okay, let's try this one.

Book title

Deception Point by Dan Brown (good book) solved by manxman

Incorrect Guesses: RSLHG
Steps Remaining: 2

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/15/13 08:14 AM

Hi Cue,
T, E wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/15/13 08:44 AM

Two hits, manxman! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/15/13 01:58 PM

R, S wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/15/13 02:36 PM

Two misses, manxman!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/15/13 05:17 PM

Well, shiver me timbers matey lol

L, N wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/16/13 08:54 AM

Good on N but not on L

Well, all together you're batting .500. Not a bad average. yes
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/16/13 11:27 AM

If you are a baseball player lol
I'd like to buy a couple of vowels Pat..... I, O smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/16/13 11:31 AM

Excellent buys, my good man! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/16/13 06:46 PM

H, G wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/17/13 07:25 AM

Oh oh! eek Getting a little tight now. This is a techno-thriller from 2001 that takes place on the polar ice cap.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/17/13 09:07 AM

D, P grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/17/13 02:16 PM

Guess that was a pretty good hint! rotfl

Two hits.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/17/13 05:20 PM

Deception Point (thanks for the hint) smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/18/13 08:46 AM

That's the one, manxman. I liked all of Dan Brown's books. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/18/13 06:53 PM

Agreed wave

Taylor Swift - guessed by Lex thumbsup

incorrect guesses: D, C, N, M, H, E
steps left: 1 devil

Posted by: soot

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/18/13 08:04 PM

thumbsup I agree too
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/20/13 09:29 AM

A and R. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/20/13 01:16 PM

Right on Lex smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/20/13 02:41 PM

D and I.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/20/13 08:22 PM

I is good. wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/21/13 10:34 AM

C and S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/21/13 06:31 PM

S is very good smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/22/13 07:26 AM

Hmmmm...

N and O
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/22/13 08:32 AM

O is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/22/13 02:17 PM

M and H. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/22/13 05:29 PM

Two misses Lex shocked
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/23/13 07:21 AM

How about E and T? eek
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/23/13 09:35 AM

T is good wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/23/13 07:59 PM

She is a young singer smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/24/13 03:34 PM

After that hint, Taylor Swift! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/25/13 12:21 AM

Very good Lex wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 10/26/13 03:12 AM

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