The Week contest
This week’s question: The average legroom for fliers in economy class has fallen by 5 inches since 2006, to 30 inches, and the average seat width has narrowed to 17 inches. In seven words or fewer, please come up with an honest advertising slogan that an airline could use to promote its increasingly cramped cabins and ever-shrinking seats.
Last week’s contest: 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?
THE WINNER: “Enter Strandman” Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
SECOND PLACE: “(Don’t Fear) the Weaver” Jason Schnuit, Santa Monica, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: “Welcome to My Knitmare” Barbara Race, Dowagiac, Mich.
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 “Cramped flight” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Aug. 13. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Aug. 16. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.