The Week Contest
This week’s question: A New York man rushed to the hospital with agonizing headaches after he scarfed a super-spicy Carolina Reaper chile pepper during a pepper-eating contest. Please come up with a medical term for the misery caused by eating overly incendiary food.
Last week’s contest: The Russian ambassador to the U.S. has complained that no one in Washington—including House majority and minority leaders and Vice President Mike Pence—is willing to meet and talk with him. If Ambassador Anatoly Antonov were to write a memoir about his lonely life in D.C., what title could he give it?
THE WINNER: “The Spy Who Was Left in the Cold” Jay Ripps, Mill Valley, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: “Very Quiet on the Western Front” Anthony C. Chiarella, Oradell, N.J.
THIRD PLACE: “From Russia Without Love” Alan Levy, New York City
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 “Hot stuff” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 24. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzleson Friday, April 27. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.