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The Week contest: No beurre

Last week's question: France is enduring its worst butter shortage since World War II — a national crisis in a country that loves its croissants and other buttery treats. If there was a movie about this uniquely Gallic nightmare, what (English-language) title would it have?

Click here to see the results of last week's contest: Dear coffee

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: "Éclair and Present Danger"
Tim Mistele, Gables, Fla.

SECOND PLACE: "Last Croissant in Paris"
Daniel Kagan, Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

THIRD PLACE: "Apocalypse Cow"
Kelly Hay, Newcastle, Wash.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"The Nightmare Before Breakfast"
Isabel & Beth Forder, Falls Church, Va.

"Night of the Naked Bread"
Cindy Kalinoski, York, Pa.

"There's Something About Dairy"
Jenny Morris, Alexandria, Va.

"I Can't Believe It's Not Buttered"
Dana Atkins, Santa Fe, N.M.

"The Cupboard is Beurre"
Martha Fairfield, Hopkinton, N.H.

"Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Ind.

"The What's for Breakfast Club"
Emily Aborn, Temple, N.H.

"Churns of Endearment"
Scott Brannen, Sugar Hill, Ga.

"Requiem for a Crème"
Colleen McEwen, Franklin, Mass.

"The Breakfast Snub"
Hannah Gadway, Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Sacre beurre!"
Audrey Pierce, Philadelphia

"The Beurre Ultimatum"
Suzanne Brooks, Quechee Vt.

"The Day the Girth Stood Still"
Jeff Fuller, Boulder, Colo.

"Dial M for Margarine"
Nicole Labruto, Baltimore

"Spread on Arrival"
Robert Schechter, Los Angeles

"Crepes of Wrath"
Pam Barone, Prunedale, Calif.

"Mission Unspreadable"
Mark Miller, Los Angeles

"The Return of Matin Beurre"
Christine Silva, Lombard, Ill.

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