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Quiz - Melbourne Suburbs

By Steve Sunter (Vic)

A. Anagrams of Suburb names
There is a northern Melbourne suburb called *ELTHAM. It is not allowable - but its anagram HAMLET is an easy find (and descriptive of the village atmosphere which once prevailed). Many more Melbourne suburbs are also not words in themselves - but form allowable anagrams. Try these six in each category. Numbers in brackets refer to total numbers of possible anagrams:

6-Letters 7-Letters 8-Letters
ALBION(1)
ALTONA(1)
ARDEER(6)
DOREEN(1)
MELTON(3)
SOMERS(2)
DAREBIN(2)
KEW EAST(1)
PORTSEA(3)
PRESTON(2)
SAN REMO(3)
SEAFORD(1)
DEER PARK(1);
GLEN IRIS(2)
HASTINGS(+1)
MONTROSE(2)
RESEARCH(+2)
THE BASIN(1)

B. Allowable Suburb Names
The following letter combinations all form names of suburbs in the
Melbourne Metropolitan Area (with no other anagrams). Name the suburbs:

AIOOBNR; AEEDMLR; EIBNRTT; AOOOCCKT; EIIDHLLS; EIDFLNRS;

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Answers

A. Anagrams of Suburb names

6-Letters 7-Letters 8-Letters
ALBION => ALBINO
ALTONA => ATONAL
ARDEER => ARREDE; DEARER; READER; REARED; REDEAR; REREAD
SEDDON => SODDEN
SOMERS => MORSES; MOSSER
DAREBIN => BANDIER; BRAINED
PORTSEA => ESPARTO; PROTEAS; SEAPORT
SAN REMO => ENAMORS; MOANERS; OARSMEN
SEAFORD => FEDORAS
DEER PARK => REPARKED
GLEN IRIS => RESILING; RIESLING
"HASTINGS" => STASHING
MONTROSE => MESOTRON; MONTEROS 
"RESEARCH" => REACHERS; SEARCHER
THE BASIN => ABSINTHE

B. Allowable Suburb Names
BORONIA; HILLSIDE; BITTERN; EMERALD; COCKATOO; BAXTER; FLINDERS; JACANA

 
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