The Week contest
This week’s question: A tourist who used Airbnb to book a “clean room with private bathroom” in Amsterdam was shocked to discover that his accommodation was a shipping container parked on a sidewalk, equipped with three mattresses and a portable potty. Please come up with a short, catchy slogan that the container’s owners could use to advertise their minimalist vacation property.
Last week’s contest: 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. If Hollywood were to make a movie about a tyrant who becomes a true sports star, what title could it give the film?
THE WINNER: “KGB to MVP” Catherine Pomiecko, Natick, Mass.
SECOND PLACE: “Full-Court Oppressor” Ken Kellam III, Dallas
THIRD PLACE: “Remember the Tyrants” Steve Zeitchik, 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 “Vacation rental” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, June 11. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, June 14. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.