The Week contest
This week’s question: State health inspectors are investigating a Maine restaurant that tried to relax its lobsters and thus make them tastier by infusing the water in their tanks with marijuana smoke. If the establishment’s owner were to open a chain of eateries that specialize in stress-free “smoked” lobster, what name could she give the restaurants?
Last week’s contest: Volkswagen has announced that it will stop production of its iconic Beetle in 2019, 80 years after the diminutive car first hit the streets. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a pithy headline for an obituary for VW’s much-loved bug.
THE WINNER: The Bug Stops Here Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
SECOND PLACE: Shabby Road: The End of the Beetles Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
THIRD PLACE: That’s All, Volks John Blumenthal, Rye, N.Y.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Smoked lobster” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Oct. 9. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Oct. 12. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■