The Week contest
This week’s question: Federal prosecutors have charged 33 wealthy parents with allegedly using bribes, faked test scores, and phony athletic achievements to secure their kids’ admission to elite colleges. If Hollywood were to make a comedy about an elite couple trying to buy their underperforming offspring’s way into an Ivy League school, what could it be titled?
Last week’s contest: Scientists have discovered that corny, pun-filled dad jokes can be instrumental in helping fathers forge close relationships with their sons and daughters. Please suggest a name for a book extolling the virtues of groan-inducing dad gags.
THE WINNER: “The Wry That Binds” David Kowalski, Milwaukee
SECOND PLACE: “Like Father, Like Pun” Mark Chartier, Lyme, Conn.
THIRD PLACE: “Father Knows Jest” Kevin Gillogly, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
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 “College fees” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 26. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, March 29. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■