The Week Contest
This week’s question: A report from a national veterinary chain revealed that 1 in 3 American house pets is obese, because of lack of exercise, overfeeding, and owners who “use treats as a form of communication.” If an entrepreneur were to launch a Weight Watchers–style program for pets, what could it be called?
Last week’s contest: A group of CIA contractors were fired for hacking into vending machines at the intelligence agency’s offices and stealing more than $3,000 worth of snacks. If a movie studio were to make a spy caper about this snack-snatching scheme, what should it title the film?
THE WINNER: “The Man With the Stolen Gum” Katie Rich, Oakland
SECOND PLACE: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Pie” David Barclay, Northampton, Mass.
THIRD PLACE: “The Spy Who Came in for the Cold Drink” D. Michael Eakin, Billings, Mont.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Porky pets” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 18. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, July 21. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
▸ The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.