Magazine article Word Ways

Author, Author!-Part 1

Magazine article Word Ways

Author, Author!-Part 1

Article excerpt

There can be no better venue for paying homage to celebrated writers than a journal devoted to wordplay. A score of such literary luminaries awaiting well-deserved recognition is concealed in the listing below. Revealing a name entails permuting the collection that results when a new letter replaces a given one in each word. To illustrate, after scrambling, the creators of Tom Sawyer and Robinson Crusoe will be exposed when "W" supplants "G" in GIANT and "O" does the same to "R" in FREED, respectively. A perfect score authorizes you to call yourself an author authority!

1. ABLAZE

2. BOOKMAN

3. CURATE

4. ECLAIR

5. FINAGLE

6. HANDWROTE

7. HOWLER

8. JUNTAS

9. MIAOWS

10. NOODLE

11. ORIGIN

12. OVERTNESS

13. PIQUED

14. RANCOR

15. RECOPY

16. SAWMILLS

17. SERAGLIO

18. SOMEONE

19. …

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