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Sunday Puzzle: Summer movie blockbusters

Sunday Puzzle
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Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: Summer officially arrived this past week, and summer is known for moviegoing. So today I've brought a movie puzzle. Every answer is a well-known film with a two-word title. I'll give you rhymes for the two words. You name the films. (If the title starts with "A" or "The." ignore that.)
 

Ex. Bad Cracks  --> MAD MAX

  1. Car Doors
  2. Sing Song
  3. Blinding Chemo
  4. Mean Look
  5. Cider Can
  6. The Mayan Spring
  7. Bedding Smashers
  8. The Thing's Reach


Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge comes from listener Shrinidhi Rai, of Pleasanton, Calif. Think of two parts of the human body that start with the same letter of the alphabet. Drop one instance of this letter. Then rearrange the remaining letters to name a third part of the human body, which isn't near the first two. What body parts are these?

Challenge answer: Neck, nape, kneecap

Winner: Hal Babcock

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Laura Kozma, of South River, N.J. Name a famous film actor of the past (4,6). Swap the second and third letters of the first name to name a color. Change the third letter of the last name to get another color. What actor is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to the challenge, submit it here by Thursday, June 27th at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners whose answers are selected win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: include a phone number where we can reach you.

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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz has appeared on Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978).
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