The Week contest
This week’s question: A Chinese hitman hired to murder a businessman’s competitor hired another assassin to do the job. After a series of other attempts to subcontract the killing, which never occurred, five men were convicted of attempted murder. If a film studio were to make a crime caper about this tale of outsourcing assassins, what title could it give the movie?
Last week’s contest: A French chef is suing the Michelin Guide for downgrading him to two stars and accusing him of using cheddar cheese in a soufflé; chef Marc Veyrat insists he used fine local cheeses. If Hollywood were to make a courtroom drama about Veyrat’s quest for justice, what could it be called?
THE WINNER: “Dirty Gratin Scoundrels” Kim Doyle, Woolwich, Maine
SECOND PLACE: “A Few Gouda Men” Jason Winston, Riverside, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: “A Star Is Shorn” David La Fever, Santa Rosa, 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 “Hit job” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Nov. 5. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Nov. 8. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.