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Abnormal Amalgamated Scrambled Sayings & Movie & Book Titles

By William F. Bultas

In each of the following 12 puzzles, the title of a well known movie or book or a saying has had all of the words merged, & then scrambled. The object is to find out what the original title or saying was for each problem. Each puzzle is categorized as a movie, saying, or book, but the answer may actually fit into more than 1 of these categories. To assist you in solving these puzzles, numbers follow after each set of scrambled letters. An example might be useful for explaining how these numbers can be used:

A. Movie: cdppdodrfilaeive 5 (2, 4), 11 (2, 5, 8, 9)

The first number, 5, designates the number of letters in the first word; the numbers 2 & 4 in the parentheses that follow the first number indicate that the second & fourth letters in this word are vowels (y is only included if it is used as a vowel). The 11 that follows this indicates that there are 11 letters in the second word, & the numbers in the parentheses after the 11 let you know that the second, fifth, eighth & ninth letters in the second word are vowels. The answer: DAVID COPPERFIELD.
Feel free to use any reference aids when working on these problems, but if you want to rank yourself using the scale below, you shouldn't get help from anyone else. Have fun!

Number Correct                 RANK
0-2                      Novice
3-4                    Dilettante
5-6                    Descrambler
7-8                   CryptoDecoder
9-10                  CryptoMaster
11-12                     Genius

1. Movie: tasohsheerhtwgtretonea 3 (3), 8 (3, 4, 6), 4 (3), 2 (1), 5 (1, 2)

2. Saying: dcaptkaaantrdpeyeeophoyselaaw 2 (1), 5 (1, 5), 1 (1), 3 (2, 3), 5 (2, 3), 3 (3), 6 (2, 5), 4 (1, 3, 4)

3. Book: elfaomewrtalras 1 (1), 8 (2, 4, 6), 2 (2), 4 (1)

4. Movie: eiseunalgr 4 (2,3), 6 (2, 4, 5)

5. Saying: pskiisphosleslnsio 5 (2, 3, 5), 4 (2), 4 (2), 5 (3)

6. Book: gtetpieoaatxsrcne 5 (3, 4), 12 (1, 4, 7, 9, 10)

7. Movie: ygnarnacnod 5 (3), 6 (2, 5)

8. Saying: ihposdetlpetchaidrhaeldsron 5 (3, 5), 3 (3), 3 (2), 3 (1), 5 (3, 4), 3 (3), 5 (3)

9. Book: ivtnrceseaashtse 3 (3), 7 (2, 4, 6), 6 (2, 5)

10. Movie: wzaitroezhfdo 3 (3), 6 (2, 4), 2 (1), 2 (1)

11. Saying: iesbieflarroefocihwsl 4 (2, 4), 2 (1), 1 (1), 4 (2), 2 (1), 8 (3, 6, 7)

12. Book: ilenittacrnhecrmaosh 3 (3), 7 (2, 5, 6), 10 (4, 6, 9)