The Week Contest
This week’s question: Java snobs are flocking to highend coffee shops in California and New York to buy brews made from ultrarare beans that can cost up to $55 a cup. Please come up with a suitably pompous name for a luxury coffee concoction to be sold at that price.
Last week’s contest: A congressional candidate from Miami, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, has claimed that at age 7 she was abducted by tall, blond aliens and taken for a ride in their spaceship. In seven words or fewer, please come up with an extraterrestrial-themed campaign slogan that could help Rodriguez Aguilera win the support of skeptical voters.
THE WINNER: It takes a galaxy Skip Flanagan, Roseville, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: My experience is out of this world Reg Bellury, Milledgeville, Ga.
THIRD PLACE: I have friends in high places Karen Bailey, West Des Moines, Iowa
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 “Dear coffee” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Nov. 3. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
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