The Week contest
This week’s question: Residents of popular European vacation destinations are complaining that they’re being overwhelmed by ever-growing numbers of tourists—from April to October, some 500,000 sightseers visit Venice every day. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a new advertising slogan that the famed Italian canal city could use to discourage tourists from visiting.
Last week’s contest: Gwyneth Paltrow and her new husband, TV producer Brad Falchuk, have kept separate homes and happily live apart three days of the week. If the actress and Goop founder were to write a book on the benefits of living apart from your spouse, what title could she give it?
THE WINNER: “Less Is Amour” Dave Vincent, Lynnwood, Wash.
SECOND PLACE: “I’m OK, You’re Away” Laura James, Palm Desert, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: “I Do and Adieu” Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.
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 “Crowded Venice” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 9. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, July 12. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.