The Week Contest
This week’s question: A man in New Zealand who reported his car stolen had to be told by police that he had actually sold the vehicle to a stranger the previous day while drunk, so he could buy more drinks. Please supply an appropriate tabloid headline for this embarrassing incident.
Last week’s contest: Husband and wife David and Claire Burke have been together for 16 happy years, and credit their relationship’s success to the fact that they have never lived under the same roof. If the British couple were to publish a marital-advice book based on their philosophy, what title could they give it?
THE WINNER: “To Have and Two Homes” Grant Sims, Nashville
SECOND PLACE: “Neighbors With Benefits” Jeff Holmes, St. Paul, Minn.
THIRD PLACE: “As Long As We Both Shall Live...Apart” Ken Kumor, Haddonfield, N.J.
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 “Drunk selling” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Sept. 19. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Sept. 22. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
▸ The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.