Games Online Contest #27

5 First Prizes: A one-year subscription to GAMES

This contest closed on April 15, 2010. A new contest will appear soon.
Here was the challenge:


Abridged Titles

We’ve run together the names of some feature-length films, both old and recent, in which the last word of one film title is the first word of another film title. We’ve also removed any punctuation and replaced two- and three-letter articles, prepositions, and conjunctions with blanks. Finally, we’ve abbreviated each remaining word with its first letter. For example, B __ S __ L could represent “Beyond the Sea of Love,” an overlapping of the film titles Beyond the Sea and Sea of Love.

Sometimes we have run together more than two titles. For example, B __ S __ L S could represent “Beyond the Sea of Love Story,” adding Love Story to the previous example. In each puzzle, exactly one word will belong to each pair of successive titles.

The challenge is to identify the abbreviated words by figuring out the original titles. The number of titles combined in each puzzle is indicated in parentheses. Answer titles do not include any shorts, documentaries, or TV movies.

As a solving aid, a list of the short words that have been removed from all the titles appears below, in alphabetical order.

1. C __ A __ __ O (2)
2. __ T __ P O T T K (2)
3. __ L K R (2)
4. B __ K G (2)
5. E W __ L (2)
6. F __ J B (2)
7. L W F G (2)
8. __ U A B __ __ B(3)
9. A E __ L M A (3)
10. __ L H S L __ O S (3)
11. C L B M __ F D B (4)
12. __ L W W E __ __ R __ P (4)

AND AND AND
IN
OF OF OF OF
ON
THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE
TO

Here are the answers. It was enough just to provide the words that were abbreviated, omitting the small words that filled in the blanks.

1. City of Angels in the Outfield
2. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Kings
3. The Lion King Rat
4. Billy the Kid Galahad
5. Elephant Walk the Line
6. Frankie and Johnny Belinda
7. Life With Father Goose
8. The Ugly American Beauty and the Beast
9. Angel Eyes of Laura Mars Attacks
10. The Long Hot Summer Lovers and Other Strangers
11. Chicken Little Big Man on Fire Down Below
12. The Lost World Without End of the Road to Perdition

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