The Week contest
This week’s question: Russian President Vladimir Putin scored a remarkable eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey match, after defenders mysteriously skated out of the way of the 66-year-old autocrat whenever he approached the net. If Hollywood were to make a movie about a tyrant who becomes a true sports star, what title could it give the film?
Last week’s contest: An Ohio brewery worker who gave up food for Lent and drank only hearty craft beer claims he lost 44 pounds on his diet and has never felt better. If Del Hall were to write a beer-only diet book, what would it be called?
THE WINNER: “The Pale Ale-eo Diet” Nancy Henn, Piedmont, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: “From Stout to Lite” Rob Knowlton, Denver
THIRD PLACE: “Lager, not larger” Ujjal Kohli, Saratoga, Calif.
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 “Sports tyrant” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, June 4. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, June 7. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.