Inspired by the recent "Name that Movie" puzzles, here is something similar. I will be giving away too much information if I tell you the subject, so you will have to work that out yourself. Once you get the first one, the rest should come easy.

Question 1


Question 2

A small apple

Question 3

The Godfather is the key to his puppy's toy

Question 4


Question 5

Max's partner won 100m sprint for USA

Question 6

An Italian PhD

Question 7

Jerry's nemesis reading an eBook

Question 8

What is the (specific) common theme?


They are not movies.

  • $\begingroup$ I thought of "Super Size Me" for "a small apple", since it described a man who was undergoing surgery to get his stomach shrunk down to that size. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Jun 19 '15 at 16:14

1 Kim.com

Kim Dotcom is the founder of Mega and MegaUpload. He's the man who runs Mega. Megaman

2 A small apple

(with thanks to user2990472) Little Mac, from the Punch Out! games

3 The Godfather is key to his puppy's toy

The Godfather is the Don. A Kong is a type of dog toy. Donkey Kong


Link, central character of the Legend of Zelda series

5 Max's partner won 100m sprint for USA

Max's partner is Sam (Sam and Max video game series). They won a 100m sprint, so they ran. SamUSAran goes to Samus Aran of Metroid fame

6 An Italian PhD

A stretch, perhaps, but Dr. Mario?

7 Jerry's nemesis reading an eBook

Tom & Jerry, plus a Nook is an eBook reader. This gives Tom Nook, a character in Animal Crossing.

8 The common theme

Starting to think it's video game characters. All of them so far are characters who have appeared in Nintendo games. All are in the most recent Smash Bros. game, though Tom Nook appears only as a trophy/as stage dressing

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  • $\begingroup$ Great job! I would've had no chance of getting this one. Is there a video game character Tom Kindle by any chance? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jun 19 '15 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ You're too good. All of them is correct except Question 2 & 8. Pink Lady is a type of apple, but what about 'small'? And yes, Tom Nook is not in Super Smash Bros. $\endgroup$ – Eli Jun 19 '15 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ @rand al'thor, There is no video game character Tom Kindle. $\endgroup$ – Eli Jun 19 '15 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Eli Edited 2 and 8, for fear I was being too specific $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat Jun 19 '15 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ They are characters in Super Smash Bros $\endgroup$ – CAS Jun 19 '15 at 11:50

For Q#2

little mac (small-little, apple-mac)

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry i cant comment to your answer yet so i have to make an answer on my own $\endgroup$ – user2990472 Jun 19 '15 at 9:36

Partial answer

Question 1

Reference to this; maybe the answer is Kimble?

Question 6

I found this, so maybe the answer is dottorato or ricerca? (Where's leoll2 when you need him?)

Question 7

Jerry's nemesis is Tom in Tom and Jerry; another word for an ebook is a Kindle. So we get Tom Kindle.

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