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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A word puzzle, such as an anagram or one in which clues are given in a set of verses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several word puzzles in which the clues are in verse

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sort of riddle in which it is required to discover a chosen word from various combinations of its letters, or of some of its letters, which form other words; -- thus, to discover the chosen word chatter form cat, hat, rat, hate, rate, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A riddle; specifically, a riddle formed by the arbitrary or confused mingling of parts or elements, which have to be recombined in proper order for the answer.


logo- + Greek grīphos, fishing basket, riddle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • A puzzle whose parts are hint and glyph
    May amuse but remain a bit stiff.
    But muddle the middle
    For a much odder riddle,
    So sow confusion with a logogriph.

    April 24, 2014