Anagrammy Awards Results - February, 2006

The Anagrammy Awards Results - February, 2006


There was a slight increase in the number of voters this month with 46 people casting their votes. Most categories had easy winners, but two (Awardsmaster's Challenge and Long) were very close. Seven members won the 15 awards available this month.


GENERAL:

I think that anyone following the nominations during the month, would have spotted the favourite easily. David's gem really stood out.

David was 12 points clear by the 12 hour mark and I expected that he would be miles ahead of the pack by the end of the competition. However, he ended up just over twenty points clear at the end, with Tony well ahead of the rest of the field. The third place award was well-contested with View looking likely to win, until a fast-finishing Mey sneaked past him at the end by one point.

David's win was his second for the year and his 78th ever.


1

  David Bourke

71  

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

2

  Tony Crafter

50  

Astronomical observations = To scan a visible star or moon.

3

  Mey Kraus

28  

A plate of spaghettini = Get a pile of thin pasta.

4

  View

27  

Orators hate ~ a sore throat.

5

  Horrid Stretchy Pus

18  

Biathlon = Nail both.

ENTERTAINMENT:

This category started out quite closely with Scott and Mey tied halfway through Day One. Scott was clear by four points by the end of the first day, eight ahead after Day Two and cruised home to win by 14 points.


1

  Scott Gardner

55  

Paris Hilton's autobiography ~ is about an oh-so-hip party girl.

2

  Mey Kraus

41  

Steve Martin plays Inspector Clouseau = Vacuous man's copy? Peter Sellers it ain't!

3

  Rick

33  

Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik = Nice notes, like in them mazurkas.

TOPICAL:

Another good contest between Mey and Scott, but this time Mey was the victor.

He was five points ahead by the 12 hour mark. He accelerated away to a very impressive 35-point winning margin.


1

  Mey Kraus

83  

Danish newspaper cartoons anger the Muslims = Seems a plain pen is much stronger than a sword...

2

  Scott Gardner

48  

The Presidents of the USA = He's far the stupidest one.

3

  Rick

46  

Nuclear disarmament = Lecture Iran's madman.

PEOPLES NAMES:

Tony and David were the early pace-setters. Tony always looked sound and came in 14 points ahead of Mey, who passed David mid-contest.


1

  Tony Crafter

64  

German Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler = Grim ruler of Fatherland, eh?

2

  Mey Kraus

50  

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie = Trade a Jen to nail Big Lip.

3

  David Bourke

46  

French face-transplant patient Isabelle Dinoire = Perfect nose, neater chin and lips...a brilliant feat!

OTHER NAMES:

Scott performed well in this category as well this month.

Scott was 18 points ahead of the pack by 12 hours. This turned out to be the same as his winning margin, with View finishing well for second place.

A very good month for Scott with two wins. This brings his total up to 21 awards and gives him a clear 14th place on the All Time Table.


1

  Scott Gardner

57  

American Indian = I'm in a rain dance.

2

  View

39  

The McDonald's restaurants = Most eaters' standard lunch.

3

  Tony Crafter

27  

Southern Italy = It enthrals you.

MEDIUM LENGTH:

This was another category where the likely winner, Mey, stood out at the starting line.

Mey steadily increased his margin over the contest, coming home 18 points in the lead.


1

  Mey Kraus

61  

vice (noun):
1. Moral depravity or corruption
2. A moral fault or failing
3. A habitual and usually trivial defect or shortcoming.
=
vice president:
1. A common fill-in
2. Valued authority or motivator for a crucial hour
3. An arrogant old US bully firing at a pal.

2

  Rick

43  

The Vice President of the United States of America, Dick Cheney =
"I shot up a friend's face, neck, chest, etc." (Yet the idiot never aimed!)

3

  David Bourke

34  

The late aviation businessman Sir Frederick Alfred Laker =
Over-fed, bad ankle, airsickness, heart failure...it's "terminal"!

AWARDSMASTER'S CHALLENGE:

This was definitely the closest category of the month.

The challenge, to anagram "the Twentieth Winter Olympic Games", was deceptively tough and I think we all found it difficult to come up with a brilliant anagram.

Tony, Paul and Toby were the three main contenders with just two points separating them at the 12 hour mark. Tony and Paul were tied at the 24 and 48 hour marks. Paul appeared to break clear on the last day and looked like he had won. However, at the close of voting, the discovery of a duplicate vote altered the positions, with Tony coming in just one point ahead.

A great month for Tony with three awards. This brings his career total to 30 wins and moves him into the hallowed Top Ten on the All Time Table. Congratulations, Tony.


1

  Tony Crafter

35  

We meet top men in white Lycra tights!

2

  Paul Pan

34  

We compete in thermal tights, yet win!

3

  Toby Gottfried

29  

Mighty winter athletes compete, win.

LONG:

This was the only other very close contest this month.

Tony and Mey soon became to two main contenders here, with Mey just one point ahead at the 24 hour mark. Tony was leading by the same margin by the 48 hour mark. Mey finished a little stronger to win by a mere four points.


1

  Mey Kraus

64  

MacArthur Park (Lyrics and music by Jimm... = Originally performed by Richard Harris...

2

  Tony Crafter

60  

Isobel, the daughter of the house, got ... = When a grim Lady Legge fired Jenny, ...

3

  Rosie Perera

36  

This year, both Groundhog Day and the S... = President Bush lists his leadership s...

SPECIAL:

There were five entries here this month, including two from Mey.

The winner was always likely to be either Mike or Mey. Mike was nicely ahead after 12 hours and extended his lead to win by 38 points at the end. Mey picked up second and third places. Benjamin Randall performed creditably with this first ever entry in our competition, coming in fourth, but just eight points behind Mey.

Mike, of course, is a frequent winner in this category. He has won 34 awards altogether, mainly in the Special Category (but with some good short ones as well).

An outstanding month for Mey with six awards, giving him nine wins in just two month (most of us would be content with that number in a year).


1

  Mike Keith

80  

An anagram of the 98 Scrabble letters into four 5x5 squares.

2

  Mey Kraus

42  

A Word Chain Puzzle: Famous Men

3

  Mey Kraus

30  

O Solitude!

4

  Benjamin Randall

22  

OZYMANDIAS

5

  Tony Crafter

9  

SONG FOR THE ASKING (Lyrics by Paul Simon)

RUDE:

As soon as voting got underway, it was clear who would win here.

Rick was a massive 22 points ahead half-way through Day One and and powered on to win by 37 points.

Rick has now won 14 Anagrammies.


1

  Rick

61  

Ang Lee's film "Brokeback Mountain" = I break all "men-fucking-men" taboos.

2

  Paul Pan

24  

The check is in the mail = The male is in the chick.

2

  David Bourke

24  

A neatly-trimmed pussy ~ and I'm supremely tasty!

2

  Tony Crafter

24  

Eager lusting = Genital urges.


AWARDMASTER'S AWARD FOR THE BEST ANAGRAM OF A NON-WINNING AUTHOR

I was considering giving Benjamin Randall the award here, when it looked like Paul Pan would win the Challenge award. However, when Paul lucked out and lost by one point, then I felt more inclined to give him this award.

Paul Pan with:
The Twentieth Winter Olympic Games =
We compete in thermal tights, yet win!

Paul has won a total of twelve awards, which moves him into the Top Twenty.


Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you all for voting.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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