Here’s what you need to do in order to solve this puzzle (which I call a “Slider”):
Create an Excel chart that is 10×10 (Columns “A” through “J” and Rows 1 through 10). Highlight column “E”. I have come up with 10 one-word film titles and provided you with a clue to each one. Place each film title into the corresponding row, one letter per cell. Then “slide” each title along its row, retaining the one-letter per cell rule and keeping the title within the grid, until a ten-letter film title appears reading down in Column “E”. Each clue follows a pattern. Let’s begin without me revealing that pattern. If you can solve this puzzle, post the solution on the appropriate message board thread as a clue to the “column E” film that matches this pattern.
Row 1: merman off hill
Row 2: I iris swill
Row 3: filling noun
Row 4: baronet pug
Row 5: literalness sow
Row 6: solemner one
Row 7: cannabises leek
Row 8: infidel howl on
Row 9: celebrating I
Row 10: ignore yowl
ANSWER TO THE PREVIOUS CHUD PUZZLER (8/29/10):
1) Some like this of Marilyn Monroe’s (pushed together): ITHOT
“Some Like It Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe. You people thought dirty, didn’t you?
2) Type of mammal saved by Kirk: MARINE
Yes, I know this one was evil. You all tried to fit “WHALES” into the puzzle, didn’t you? Hope that messed you up a bit!
3) A Wonka golden ticket winner: VIOLET
Violet Beauregard who turned into a blueberry
4) Where the snakes are: PLANE
“Snakes on a Plane” – DUH! Where else would they be?
5) Lara Croft’s father: VOIGHT
Jon Voight not only IS Angelina Jolie’s father, but played Lara Croft’s father as well. The original clue was “Grendel’s grandfather” — Angelina Jolie is credited as “Grendel’s Mother” for the film Beowulf. That makes Jon Voight Grendel’s grandfather, right?
6) Unseen middle section of Abe Sapien: HYDE
Abe Sapien was voiced (unseen) by David Hyde Pierce in Hellboy
7) Jeff Bridges Coen role: DUDE
The Dude abides – The Big Lebowski
8) She had a role between “Speed” and “Mother” WELCH
Mother, Jugs and Speed. Jugs was played by Raquel Welch
9) This was put off by Beatty: HEAVEN
Heaven Can Wait
“Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?” – Tim Burton’s Batman
Casablanca was my find prior to posting the puzzle. No one has found a longer title.