The following table is about three different movies which were adapted from three novels.

grid of movies (1,2 and 3) vs role (lead actor and author of original novel.


  1. X and Y are siblings.
  2. All three movie titles have a particular word in common.

Identify the authors A, B and C.
Identify the siblings X and Y.

  • $\begingroup$ Movie 2 and Movie 3 seem to be entirely interchangeable - is there a particular ordering you were hoping for, to disambiguate this puzzle? $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 1, 2022 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv Actually, no. I thought of revealing either an author B or C at first but decided against it to make the puzzle as enigmatic as possible. $\endgroup$ Nov 2, 2022 at 3:22

1 Answer 1


Movie 1

Gone with the Wind, based on the book by Margaret Mitchell, starring Clark Gable (pictured).

Movie 2

Gone Girl, based on a book by Gillian Flynn, starring Ben Affleck.

Movie 3

Gone Baby Gone, based on a book by Dennis Lehane, starring Casey Affleck.

X and Y are siblings.

Ben and Casey Affleck are brothers.

All three movie titles have a particular word in common.


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    $\begingroup$ Was actually about to post, thinking: 'wow, I got an answer finally' before i realised you posted. Nice. $\endgroup$
    – Stevo
    Nov 1, 2022 at 6:30
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    $\begingroup$ @Stevo I know the feeling hehe $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Nov 1, 2022 at 6:58

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