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The anagram camp
08-04-2013, 01:06 PM,
#1
The anagram camp
I've been chasing anagrams for a few months now. For the first month I was certain that maybe only one exists in the poem. But after lots of practice, I was able to make nine. Probably half or more are wrong, but it did go to show that they can be done.



Originally, I was hoping to find explicit instructions in the anagrams, but what came out were just more clues that can "confirm" the meaning of the line in the poem.



A proper anagram must use all the letters in a line and it must make a play on the meaning of the original phrase.



Here is one that I have for WWWH. It may or may not be correct, but I do believe it is the right area for WWWH: "straw-hat lawmen; big weir there"



A quick check online can confirm what YNP rangers wear and what Hebgen Dam really is.



I'm looking for a partner or a small group who want to work together on this angle.
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08-05-2013, 10:40 PM,
#2
The anagram camp
Anagrams are a scary place. I emailed Dal a long time ago about a clever anagram I had come up with, he emailed back saying there's so many places to check without using them. After chasing down that road for a while, forcing pieces to fit, I tend to agree with him now.



I don't mean to poopoo your ideas, I just wouldn't want you to get too locked in to any one particular line of thought. There's a lot of different kinds of smarts we are going to need to solve this thing, anagrams may or may not be one of them.
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08-05-2013, 11:09 PM,
#3
The anagram camp
Thanks tomwhat. I do realize that my hand might be forcing the words.



That said, when you get to West Yellowstone and if you've checked all your spots, please do send me a note and I'll give you some of those anagrams if you have time left to search.
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08-06-2013, 12:52 PM,
#4
The anagram camp
I anagrammed a ton back in the day, but I decided I was chasing to many rabbits! LOL! Who knows though..... straw hat lawmen just might be the answer....
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08-06-2013, 02:59 PM,
#5
The anagram camp
Thanks Jen. It looks like I'm on my own down this path, then. At least I don't need to feel rushed.
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08-06-2013, 06:35 PM,
#6
The anagram camp
muset - Have you ever tried to write a sentence that equates to a specific anagram & relates to a different subject? Extremely difficult, I would think. You need to use all the letters of all the words, right? So many possibilities. Seems a bit too much. I don't have much faith in the numbers & possible coordinates either. Silly me - I need help with Wyoming.
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08-06-2013, 07:04 PM,
#7
The anagram camp
Hi Becky. It is extremely difficult to make any sensible anagram using all the letters of a line. But yes, in some cases I have made two from one line that have totally different meaning. I'm sure that several of the anagrams I've made are totally wrong; otherwise I'd have the treasure.



In the sample case of "straw hat lawmen", I had just watched Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. Butch says about lawman LaForce: "...he always wears a white straw hat.." I got the idea that the Chase might be a parody on Butch's flight from lawmen. So I actually made that anagram before learning that YNP rangers wear straw campaign hats. But my confidence in that anagram is as low as yours; it was just an example.



For your Wyoming quest, consider finding a waterfall near your blaze and check directly below her outflow froth. Your effort might be worth the cold if my Ouija words are pointing to the correct sequence of letters.
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08-06-2013, 07:44 PM,
#8
The anagram camp
muset - Ouija words? Ouija words? Yikes! What are you doing? Some searchers already think there are demons attached to the chest. I like waterfalls & straw hats, but outflow froth - oooooh, sounds thrilling. So it most likely is underwater. I never did think that, but ... sounds like a plan. Want to come along?

Anagrams - on Dal's blog I believe Chris Yates posted several pages of them. Like a whole list of anagrams per each clue (selected by him). I'm unable to instruct you to the exact places.
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08-06-2013, 09:24 PM,
#9
The anagram camp
Becky, your trip sounds really fun. Good one.



I really don't know about under water. It just sounds that way. Or maybe a Giant's Kettle.



Thanks for the tip for finding CY's data. I always thought he was on to something...
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08-07-2013, 04:08 PM,
#10
The anagram camp
muset, let's email now. I'm busy getting the last minute gear together for our trip and I don't want to forget. If you are using a Ouija board I might need a little convincing. Wink
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