The Week contest
This week’s question: The town of Joensuu in Finland recently hosted the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships, which saw competitors knit onstage while head-banging to ear-bleeding riffs. If a heavy metal band were to record a song about the joy of knitting, what title could it give the track?
Last week’s contest: Authorities in Chicago have captured a 5-foot-long alligator nicknamed Chance the Snapper that was found wandering around Humboldt Park. If Chicago hip-hop star Chance the Rapper were to release a single about his reptilian counterpart’s urban adventures, what title could he give the rap song?
THE WINNER: “Straight Outta Chompton” Barbara James, Bedford, Mass.
SECOND PLACE: “Snapper’s Delight” Erin Mistele, Peapack, N.J.
THIRD PLACE: “Bite the Power” Doug Carasso, Seal Beach, 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 “Heavy knitter” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Aug. 6. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Aug. 9. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.