Anagrams scoring more than 20 DFE points

Here is a list of anagrams that scored 20 or more DFE points in a monthly competition.

The Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award goes to the competitor who accumulates the most points each month over a calendar year. It is calculated in each month's competition using this formula in each of the ten categories:

Points X DFE Factor, where DFE Factor = nominations in category/number of voters in category.

See a list of competitors who scored 100 DFE points in a competition


Month/Year

Category

Name

Anagram

DFE Factor

Raw Score

DFE Pts

Jun 2010

General

Meyran Kraus

Italian crime boss = A Sicilian mobster.

0.514

73

37.52

Nov 2011

Challenge

Dharam Khalsa

"The Anagrammy Challenge for November is to describe yourself using these words." =
Here's a secret: I'm old. How old? Gangs of vultures sit eyeing me from nearby branches!

0.759

47

35.67

Mar 2007

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

Immensely thankful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed." =
"Only a man that refused to be hushed could speak his mind.

0.514

67

34.44

Jun 2016

General

Ellie Dent

Dawn is breaking =
Birds awakening.

0.727

47

34.17

Aug 2015

General

Rick Rothstein

There is lot of pain and hate ~
at the end of a relationship.

0.571

51

29.12

May 2011

General

Mike Keith

NINETY/TEN + TWELVE - THREE = TWENTY + ELEVEN - THIRTEEN.
(90/10 + 12 - 3 = 20 + 11 - 13 = 18)

0.486

58

28.19

Apr 2015

General

Jesse Frankovich

Fine print at the bottom =
Often the important bit!

0.462

61

28.18

Jun 2011

General

Rick Rothstein

Suicide note = I used it... once!

0.543

51

27.69

Jul 2009

General

Paul Lusch

Righteous indignation = Idiot shouting in anger.

0.486

55

26.73

May 2015

Challenge

David Bourke

=
HOW TO EAT A BACON SANDWICH:

1. Hold in both hands.
2. Examine it.
3. Monitor danger of condiments, torn remnants, or other fatty matter disgorging over canteen table.
4. Bite into it.
5. Pull a rather-contorted lunatic face like you're in the intense anguish of labour.
6. Gurn with embarrassment.

0.667

40

26.68

May 2011

Peoples Names

Neil Ramsay

Severiano Ballesteros = Valor es sobresaliente.

0.586

45

26.37

Sep 2012

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"There are some things that are so serious you have to laugh at them." - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist. =
Islam is never hilarious, though. One cheap shot at their history, and there goes that US embassy.

0.484

54

26.14

May 2016

Entertainment

Tony Crafter

Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Complete Collection' = Hear folk music talent on one compelling CD set.

0.500

52

26.00

Jun 2011

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." (Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of the Island) =

Thaw
Below our moon -
A muddied ink.
That joyful wait
Renews my tune;
A vile age will
Dawn wretchedly
In Israel soon.

0.500

52

26.00

Jan 2010

Other Names

Andrew Brehaut

McDonalds Restaurant chain = Standard lunch to Americans.

0.371

70

25.97

Feb 2015

General

Julian Lofts

The cardiac surgeon = A heart-rescuing doc!

0.680

38

25.84

Jan 2015

Other Names

Adie Pena

United States of America = Can't our team defeat ISIS?

0.586

44

25.78

Sep 2013

Topical

Christopher Sturdy

Air strategy = Target Syria.

0.486

53

25.76

Jun 2015

General

Mark Huffman

Transgenderism = Mr. Gent-in-a-dress.

0.459

56

25.70

Jul 2011

General 1st place

Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

All good things must come to an end = Man, those glad times couldn't go on!

0.538

47

25.29

Sep 2011

Challenge

Christopher Sturdy

"Man would sooner have the void for his purpose than be void of purpose." - Nietzsche =
I've a hunch the poor souls who'd favour Emptiness above Hope do not prize friends.

0.371

68

25.23

Aug 2010

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors."
President Barack Obama =
The Future of Barack
When I became the president, Bush sure left for me:
Five Oil rigs fishy,
Four Bankers crazy,
Three Auto brands costly
Two Mideast battles bloody
And A busted economy!

0.400

63

25.20

Nov 2014

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be."- Jose Ortega y Gasset.
=
The features of our misfit genes
Have easily built "Fate" just so:
Each bit shows not the way to go
Nor where I was; it lies between.

0.812

31

25.17

Oct 2008

Topical

Ellie Dent

A crisis on Wall Street ~ will start a recession.

0.333

75

24.98

Aug 2011

Other Names

Meyran Kraus

Commercial Boeing planes = Nice cabins, ample leg-room.

0.419

59

24.72

Sep 2005

Challenge

Cory Calhoun

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." =
I, George W. Bush, an evil Republican fascist, used God to inflict pain on the world, end life, facilitate death, create militant jihad rebels, and to let youths die for nothing.

0.347

71

24.64

Feb 2014

Topical

Meyran Kraus

The Winter Games in Sochi = There is magic in the snow!

0.543

45

24.44

Oct 2013

Medium

Scott Gardner

Seven virtues:
1. Chastity
2. Temperance
3. Charity
4. Diligence
5. Patience
6. Kindness
7. Humility
=
1. Virginity
2. Halt the undesired
3. Humanity
4. Persistence
5. Acceptance
6. Civility
7. Meekness

0.484

50

24.20

Aug 2016

Peoples Names

David Bourke

D. Trump is ~ Mr. Stupid

0.448

54

24.19

Jul 2007

General

Tony Crafter

A man-eating lion = One giant animal!

0.474

51

24.17

Jan 2016

General

Larry Brash

A five star restaurant = Starve at unfair rates..

0.480

50

24.00

Sep 2013

Peoples Names

Larry Brash

Professor Stephen Hawking = He gets known for his papers.

0.441

54

23.81

Aug 2013

General

Christopher Sturdy

Malnourishment = The norm in a slum.

0.444

53

23.53

Feb 2014

Peoples Names

David Bourke

Late actor Leonard Simon Nimoy ('Spock' in Star Trek) = In control, lacks emotions, trademark pointy ears!

0.588

40

23.52

Dec 2013

Topical

Tony Crafter

The passing of Nelson Mandela = As one man's long life path ends.

0.588

40

23.52

Jun 2012

General

Nedesto

A documentary = Camera on duty.

0.500

47

23.50

Jun 2013

Peoples Names

Adie Pena

I hate sharks and ~ the Kardashians.

0.559

42

23.48

Nov 2007

Other Names

Neil Ramsay

The Bush Administration's foreign policy ~ is an upsetting, horrific myth based on oil.

0.308

76

23.41

Jun 2013

Challenge

Dharam Khalsa

"I've a grand memory for forgetting." (Robert Louis Stevenson)= Minor or big Events Move fast, Or slog and Rerun -- Yet, I forget.

0.600

39

23.40

Jul 2013

Other Names

Meyran Kraus

The American fast food giant McDonalds = Digest a ton of fat and random chemicals.

0.600

39

23.40

Jun 2013

Topical

Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

President Nelson Mandela = Spent old man lies near end.

0.529

44

23.28

Oct 2016

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"A text is not a text unless it hides from the first comer, from the first glance, the law of its composition and the rules of its game." - French philosopher Jacques Derrida=

Six Major Afflictions

One stiff growth.............. Tumor
Chafing spots................. Rash
Quite horrid sore............. Ulcer
Infects tots.................. Measles
The lethal epidemic........... Pox
A trend more fetid than these: ^

0.684

34

23.26

Apr 2011

Medium

Tony Crafter

There are skinny boobs (.)(.)
There are larger boobs ( o Y o )
Cold boobs ( ^ )( ^ )
And floppy boobs { o }{ o }
And even those asymmetrical
boobs ( o )( . )
~
There are normal boobs ( . )( . )
Silicone boobs ( + )( + )
Perky boobs ( * ) ( * )
Perfect boobs ( o )( o )
Oh, yes...
And Grandma's boobs \./\./
(And they are lovely too!)

0.387

60

23.22

Oct 2011

Challenge

Tony Crafter

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." =
A MAN'S ASCENT:
Newly-born - pees all the darn time!
A tot.
A horny teen craving sex.
Marries.
Spawns a dynasty.
High middle-age, his health's lame.
Seventy-nine - pees all the darn time!

0.565

41

23.16

Jul 2011

General 2nd place

Meyran Kraus

A psychoanalyst using the Freudian method ~ can help you find out the things a dream says.

0.538

43

23.13

May 2009

General

Neil Ramsay

Cold lager = Clear gold.

0.444

52

23.09

Apr 2011

General

Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

Caffiene addiction = Coffee in a can did it.

0.500

46

23.00

Jul 2015

Peoples Names

Rosie Perera

Business mogul Donald Trump = Dumbass on multiple grounds.

0.500

46

23.00

Apr 2005

Long

Tony Crafter

A woman was being interviewed by a judge regarding her pending divorce.

"So, what are the grounds for this divorce?" he asked her.

She replied, "About two acres, and a nice little bungalow in the middle of the property, with a stream trickling by."

"No," he said, "I meant, what's the foundation of this case?"

"Well, I think it's made of concrete, bricks and mortar."

"No," he tutted, "I meant what are your relations like?"

"They're nice people. Matter of fact, my aunt and uncle live here in the town, as do my in-laws."

"Madam," he said, becoming somewhat frustrated, "do you have a proper grudge?"

"No," she replied. "We've got a two-car carport, so we don't really need one."

"Please," he attempted once more; "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"

"Well, both my son and my daughter have hi-fi systems. We don't necessarily like their taste in music, but the short answer to your question is yes."

"Hmm... Tell me, does your husband ever beat you up?"

"Yes," she replied, "about twice a week he gets up earlier than I do."

Finally, in frustration, the judge groaned, "Look, madam, tell me something - why do you want this divorce?"

"Oh, I don't want the divorce," she replied. "It's my husband who wants it. He says he can't communicate with me!"

=

A couple in their nineties were having problems remembering. During a medical check-up, the doctor told them they were quite okay physically, but they may need to start writing things down to help them remember...

Later that night, while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair. 'Do you need anything while I'm out in the kitchen?' he asked.

'Yes; can I have a bowl of vanilla ice cream, please?' said his wife

'Sure.'

'Er, don't you think you should just jot it down so you can remember it?' she ventured.

'No, it's not necessary, I can remember it.'

'Can you add some strawberries too? Maybe you should write it down, so you don't forget?'

'I won't forget," he assured her, "You want vanilla ice cream and strawberries.'

'Yes, and I'd also like some whipped cream, please. I am sure you'll forget that, write it down.'

'Hey, I do not need to write it down!' he snapped testily. 'I remember everything you said! Vanilla ice cream with some strawberries and whipped cream - I've got it, for goodness sake!' Then he wandered out to the kitchen.

The old man eventually returned after half-an-hour and handed his wife a plate of sausage, bacon and eggs. She stared at the plate for a moment and said...

Where's my toast?"

0.476

48

22.85

Jan 2005

Other Names

Meyran Kraus

The Leaning Tower of Pisa = I spot one giant flaw here...

0.235

97

22.80

Aug 2011

Entertainment

nedesto

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes = Vexing quest coloured by dementia.

0.367

62

22.75

Sep 2015

General

Jesse Frankovich

The political system = Mostly pathetic lies.

0.437

52

22.72

Aug 2012

Topical

David Bourke

The late Neil Armstrong = Among the interstellar.

0.514

44

22.62

Oct 2012

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"Once and for all, can you give me an educated answer to the question - what comes first, the chicken or the egg?"
=

The egg.
Whatever a
hen's made out
of was not normal
chicken DNA quite
yet, according
to the rules
of science.

0.452

50

22.60

Feb 2010

Entertainment

Meyran Kraus

Director James Cameron = Set major cinema record.

0.353

64

22.59

Mar 2012

Other Names

Larry Brash

Old Spice Aftershave = Splashed it over face.

0.324

69

22.36

Jul 2013

Other Names (2nd place)

Scott Gardner

The Royal House of Windsor = A history of ones who ruled.

0.581

38

22.31

Jul 2010

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

though all her parts be not in th' usual place,
she hath yet an anagram of a good face. =
Dashing, though has not
A partner or a pal -
Hence, a beau comes to
The half-faulty gal.

0.696

32

22.27

Mar 2013

Peoples Names

Meyran Kraus

Pope Francis the First = Perfect for saintship.

0.556

40

22.24

Aug 2013

Challenge

Dharam Khalsa

"The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein =
Get answerS;
Enlist benefiT.
Need a gurU?
I identify the steP --
Use his alibI:
Scientist minD!

0.375

59

22.12

Jul 2016

Challenge

Josiah Winslow

"One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport.
Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and no change in our regulation of guns." (John Oliver) =
BANG! Shoot too far right!
Here stood onlookers, injured.
Bias, foul outcome...it's a sign if
Any "innocent ones" can fall.
But I echo thoughts I have:
"We harm no one,
And, all people matter."

0.632

35

22.12

Jun 2013

Medium

Tony Crafter

THE SEVEN CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD
1. Africa
2. Europe
3. Asia
4. North America
5. South America
6. Antarctica
7. Australia
=
1. Oh man, I'm hot!
2. A pariah
3. A future threat?
4. USA, Canada et al
5. Latin races
6. Interior of ice
7. Ancestors were convicts

0.433

51

22.08

May 2013

Entertainment

Dean Myer

The Eurovision Song Contest = Voting's so contentious here.

0.429

52

22.08

Jul 2013

Medium

nedesto

The Signs of the Ecliptic:
1. Aries
2. Taurus
3. Gemini
4. Cancer
5. Leo
6. Virgo
7. Libra
8. Scorpio
9. Sagittarius
10. Capricornus
11. Aquarius
12. Pisces
=
1. Ram
2. Steer
3. Pair
4. Carcinogenic
5. Big cat purrs
6. Ice-girl is virtuous
7. Scale
8. Poisonous
9. Centaur
10. Quasi-goat
11. Pitcher
12. Fishies sail

0.433

51

22.08

Jan 2015

Medium

Nedesto

AFI's list of top five greatest movies of all time:
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Ben-Hur
3. Schindler's List
4. Gone with the Wind
5. Spartacus
=
1. That epic O'Toole war film
2. Heston wins this race
3. Neeson tends after lives
4. Civil War affair befits Gable
5. Douglas triumphs

0.565

39

22.04

Apr 2015

Topical

Rick Rothstein

Iran's nuclear program = An alarming precursor.

0.577

38

21.93

Aug 2014

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"A successful man is one who makes more money than a wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man." - Lana Turner =

A man women need:

- Raw
- Innocuous
- Calm
- Has no affairs

A woman men need:

- Can sew his sock
- Has manners
- Epic
- Successful
- Tan
- Youthful

0.591

37

21.87

May 2007

Topical

Scott Gardner

1. Britney Spears, 2. Lindsay Lohan, 3. Paris Hilton =
1. Lady in rehab, 2. Lass in therapy, 3. Lost in prison

0.286

76

21.74

Dec 2006

Entertainment

Ellie Dent

Paris in the springtime ~ might inspire painters.

0.261

83

21.66

May 2015

General

Rob Bretveld

Deceptive subliminal advertising =
Tempted via crude invisible signal.

0.773

28

21.64

Jul 2016

Peoples Names

Jason Lofts

The British ex-Prime Minister David Cameron = Brexit did him in. It meant his PM career's over.

0.600

36

21.60

Aug 2013

Other Names

View

Toyota Supra = A sporty auto.

0.364

59

21.48

Oct 2013

General

Andrew Brehaut

Giant hornets = Another sting.

0.455

47

21.38

May 2010

Peoples Names

Meyran Kraus

France's emperor Napoleon I = A person of real prominence.

0.344

62

21.33

Apr 2015

Topical

Scott Gardner

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch = That much-noted romantic BBC celebrity.

0.52

41

21.32

Dec 2008

Special

Adie Pena

Very Visual Puzzle

0.355

60

21.30

May 2010

General

Dharam Khalsa

A nurse's care = Reassurance.

0.400

53

21.20

Dec 2013

Topical

Meyran Kraus

Top stories the day after Nelson Mandela's burial = "President Obama Selfie" and "The Lousy Translator".

0.588

36

21.17

Apr 2012

Topical

Tony Crafter

The anniversary of the Titanic disaster = It is the centenary of this sad narrative.

0.33

64

21.12

Mar 2009

Peoples Names

View

President Barack Hussein Obama = He's boss in a bankrupted America.

0.324

65

21.06

May 2010

Topical

Meyran Kraus

The giant oil spill disaster = Stop drilling! It ails the sea.

0.457

46

21.02

Jul 2015

General

Rick Rothstein

The political leaders = Replace all the idiots.

0.467

45

21.02

Nov 2015

General

Christopher Sturdy

I'm not scared = I don't scream.

0.600

35

21.00

Jul 2013

Entertainment

Tony Crafter

Walt Disney's animated motion picture 'The Lion King' = Mildly cute songs, with an opinionated meerkat in it!

0.700

30

21.00

Feb 2017

Peoples Names

Tony Crafter

1. Barack Obama 2. George W Bush 3. Donald Trump = 1. A black, wet-rag paragon 2. Oh, so dumb! 3. Dumber

0.700

30

21.00

Aug 2012

Challenge

Meyran Kraus

"Good girls go to Heaven. Bad girls go everywhere." - the late Helen Gurley Brown, International Editor of Cosmopolitan. =
"Retain*a*tone:
 That
*rosy*giggle...
 Not
*edgy*banter,
 Then
*a*wiggle!"

"No,
*be*no*fool!
 Lord
*-*I*implore!
 Heroic
*lovers
 Valued
*whores!"

0.514

44

20.62

Jul 2013

Medium

Tony Crafter

THE SEVEN QUALITIES OF A PERFECT MAN
1. Cheerful
2. Neat
3. Tolerant
4. Tender bedfellow
5. Spiritual
6. Tough, but...
7. Agrees wife is boss!
=
THE SEVEN QUALITIES OF THAT PERFECT WOMAN
1. Beautiful
2. Responsible
3. Energetic
4. Adorable
5. Sweet
6. Truthful
7. Self-organised

0.577

36

20.77

Apr 2015

Entertainment

Tony Crafter

'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde = How incredibly your portrait's face aged!

0.346

60

20.76

May 2011

Topical

Scott Gardner

The terrorist Osama bin Laden = An order obliterates this man.

0.571

36

20.56

Mar 2008

Other Names

Dharam Khalsa

eBay auction = I can beat you.

0.326

63

20.54

Dec 2010

General

Meyran Kraus

Premenstrual = Lunar tempers.

0.513

40

20.52

Jul 2013

Peoples Names

Meyran Kraus

South African president Mandela = "Let's condemn apartheid as unfair!"

0.586

35

20.51

Oct 2015

Topical

Scott Gardner

The Russian foreign policy = Helping out forces in Syria.

0.379

54

20.47

May 2014

Other Names

Ellie Dent

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston = Famous for the best Monet in US.

0.485

49

23.76

Dec 2012

Medium

Nedesto

The world's five all-time most noteworthy people:

1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. Isaac Newton
3. Albert Einstein
4. Plato
5. Galileo Galilei
=
1. Mona Lisa painter
2. "I'll follow gravity down."
3. "I have entwined spacetime."
4. Rational theologist
5. A telescope led to rebellion

0.433

47

20.35

Dec 2011

Peoples Names

Meyran Kraus

Bad people rotting in hell = e.g. Hitler, Pol Pot, Bin Laden.

0.423

48

20.30

Sep 2011

Medium

Meyran Kraus

Monsters that someone made up:
Hannibal Lecter
Norman Bates
Carrie
Damien
'Aliens'
Jason Voorhees
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
=
Modern creeps that are *real* monsters:
Charles Manson
Ted Bundy
Ayatollah Khomeini
Reverend Jim Jones
Osama bin Laden.

0.278

73

20.29

Sep 2007

Challenge

Ellie Dent

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, The United Kingdom and The United States of America =
A Group of Eight can care: send Africa aid, and meet many humanitarian needs; and yet... it's just talk.

0.483

42

20.29

Feb 2015

Topical

Jesse Frankovich

Caliphate doing evil = A chilling videotape.

0.520

39

20.28

Oct 2006

Topical

Meyran Kraus

A question to G.W. that he prefers to ignore: ~ When are these troops getting out of iraq?

0.241

84

20.24

Oct 2011

General

Meyran Kraus

Laughter is the best medicine = In this bad time, glee's the cure.

0.439

46

20.19

Jun 2009

Entertainment

View

Miss California's ~ as firm as silicon.

0.531

38

20.18

Jul 2010

Peoples Names

Adie Pena

The assassin Lee Harvey Oswald = Analyses revealed shot was his.

0.448

45

20.16

Apr 2012

Peoples Names

nedesto

Top novels:
1. Anna Karenina
2. Madame Bovary
3. War and Peace =
1. Reawakened in a romance
2. A savvy mantrap
3. Bad Napoleon!

0.341

59

20.12

Oct 2008

Challenge

Scott Gardner

"Who will be elected as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America?" =
That Democrat effortlessly defeats tired Republican foe to win the White House

0.516

39

20.12

June 2013

Other Names

nedesto

Worlds best-selling autos:
1. Model T
2. Beetle
3. Corolla =
1. Cool roadsters
2. One little bug
3. Well-assembled lot

0.559

36

20.12

Feb 2006

General

David Bourke

First lesson on the guitar = It hurts one's fingers a lot!

0.283

71

20.09


Members with 20+ DFE pts.

Meyran Kraus

27

Tony Crafter

12

Nedesto

7

Scott Gardner

7

David Bourke

5

Dharam Khalsa

5

Ellie Dent

5

Adie Pena

4

Christopher Sturdy

4

Rick Rothstein

4

Jesse Frankovich

3

Larry Brash

3

Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

3

Neil Ramsay

3

View

3

Andrew Brehaut

2

Corey Calhoun

1

Dean Mayer

1

Jason Lofts

1

Josiah Winslow

1

Julian Lofts

1

Mark Huffman

1

Mike Keith

1

Paul Lusch

1

Rob Bretveld

1

Rosie Perera

1



Total

107



Categories with 20+ DFE pts

Categories with large numbers of nominations and/or larger number of voters, usually the five short categories, are more likely to gain higher points.

General

26

Challenge

20

Topical

16

Peoples Names

15

Other Names

11

Medium

8

Entertainment

8

Special

1

Long

1

Rude

0



Total

107



Years with 20+ DFE scores

Competitions since 2010 tend to have higher DFE scores, but this tends to be quite variable.

2005

2

2006

3

2007

5

2008

4

2009

4

2010

10

2011

16

2012

9

2013

23

2014

5

2015

18

2016

1



Total

100




Updated: March 13, 2017


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