I am a fan of choice anagrams. Rearrange the letters of “William Shakespeare,” for instance, and you get “I am a weakish speller.” Turns out Emily Dickinson’s alter ego is Dominic Skyline. A “dormitory” aptly morphs into “dirty room.” Surely, those with ties to “Eh, Smart” College can anagrammatize, too.
So here’s our contest, which plays around with Amherst’s physical plant. Unscramble the letters of each rather ridiculously renamed building below, and you’ll discover the building’s real name. These five are among the older structures on campus, and we use full official names: Appleton, for example, would appear as “Appleton Hall” (and isn’t on our list). Duck logo! (Good luck!)
- GLUCOSE HOTEL
- LAST MIRTH PARLOR
- HALF-WHALER EATERY
- AMUSED EMU MART
- LIGHTENED VANILLA INN
Unscramble the building names and send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or Amherst magazine, Box 5000, Amherst MA 01002. From the correct responses, we’ll randomly select one winner to receive an Amherst T-shirt. The solutions will appear in the next issue.