This puzzle is a list of scrambled movie titles with something in common. The titles have been broken into “doublets”, and the doublets have been alphabetized.
AM ER IC AN BE AU TY
AM AN AU BE ER IC TY
Prior to being broken into doublets, the common factor in each title was replaced with an appropriate representative.
There are extra letters. When an altered title had an odd number of letters, an extra letter was added at the end so that the title could be evenly broken into doublets. When an altered title had an even number of letters, an extra doublet was added to cause confusion.
Mitigating Circumstance: The extra letters, when read in order from top to bottom, spell out a current “top dog” and a rep.
Can you discover the altered titles, the original titles, and the extras?
- AI DE EA ET JA LL ME ND ON VI XS
- AM GY KE PI PS YS
- EL ER ES EY IV LA NC OD OF PA TH WH
- AN DD DT EF HE IE MA NB OW RE SN TH
- AL AY CA EC EY FT HE LA NO ST TH VE
- BU IL LE LY MI SB
- AP BL EM EU IN KA LY NS OL PE RC TH TR
- BA DY NR OW SC UR
- AG EL ES IT NA RA TH TL TR
- ER ER IN NT OA PT RY TH WI
- EO FT HE NG NK PI RA RE RP SI UR VE
- AN DE DI ES HA OP SL TH WO
- FI GU LM MB NF OE OS RE
- AC EA IC TR
- AY DR ED ET OF TH TH