Inspired by DrD's original What is a "B&A" Puzzle?

This puzzle consists of 10 rebuses/visual clues that clue three-word phrases, where the first two words/numbers and the last two words/numbers each form a saying, title, or some other recognizable phrase. All ten rebuses conform to a theme, and the clues are ordered in a manner related to that theme. A correct answer will solve each clue (be careful with #10!) as well as provide the theme. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Clue 1
  2. Clue 1
  3. Clue 3
  4. Clue 4
  5. Clue 5
  6. Clue 6
  7. Clue 7
  8. Clue 8
  9. Clue 9
  10. Clue 10
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    $\begingroup$ Very nice. Are partial answers OK? $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 18:55
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    $\begingroup$ @DrD It's only been up a few hours, so I suggest holding off on a partial unless you have most of them. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 19:20

1 Answer 1


These are

Beatles songs (in alphabetical order)

In order:

1. "Another Girl" Interrupted (Girl, Interrupted)

2. Breaking "Bad Boy" (Breaking Bad)

3. "Come Together" Forever (Together forever)

4. Cat "Lady Madonna" (Cat lady) - also possible is Foxy "Lady Madonna"

5. Chicken "Little Child" (Chicken Little)

6. Dr. "No Reply" (Dr. No)

7. "Norwegian Wood" Duck (Wood duck)

8. Trade "Paperback Writer" (Trade paperback)

9. Half"Penny Lane" (Halfpenny)

10. French "Revolution 9" (French Revolution)

  • $\begingroup$ Looks great! A couple of notes: I was going for rot13(sbkl ynql) in #4, but given the clue I can't argue with your answer. #7 doesn't need the extra letters, rot13(jbbq qhpx) is a thing. Your #8 is a little stretchy, since it doesn't use the full middle word...the second half is correct. The contents of the headline might give you an idea. And #10 only has two words...you need a third...the inset matters! But all in all, awesome job!! $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, @JeremyDover I think I definitely got them this time. :) Great puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – kristinalustig
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ Almost there! #10 is a toughie. As a hint, the fact that the stopwatch reads 11 seconds is significant. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(eribyhgvba 1?) $\endgroup$
    – Sciborg
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ I thought that, but that doesn't fully make sense to me either. $\endgroup$
    – kristinalustig
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 22:39

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