President Obama's interview yesterday with NPR covered a wide range of topics. But neither the president, nor NPR's Michele Norris nor Steve Inskeep, managed to mention last week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
Is it because, once again, so many people found it ridiculously easy?
Or is it because, perhaps, there is confusion about how to play the game? There shouldn't be. Simply take one word or one concept per button, add 'em up, and arrive at a familiar saying or a name. Submit your answer and hope you're the person chosen at random. NOTE: You MUST include your name and city/state to be eligible.
And remember, the answer does not necessarily have to be political. For instance, the answer to a puzzle a while back was "Minnesota Twins" — not political at all, unless you're thinking Mondale and Humphrey instead of Killebrew and Oliva.
Last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Keep Ohio On the Go / Re-elect Rhodes Governor — from Gov. Jim Rhodes' 1966 re-election campaign.
I'm with Bernie Silva for Representative — Don't know who this guy is; it was part of a collection of mostly Massachusetts campaign buttons I purchased in the mid 1970's.
Nonetheless, when you add Ohio + Silva, you kind of get ...
Hi Ho Silver! — The rallying cry for The Lone Ranger, from the TV show of the 1950s.
And the winner, selected at random among the correct responders, is (drum roll) ... Dina Scharnhorst of Cincinnati. (I wonder if Dina is a member of the Ohio Silvers?)
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New puzzle every Friday. And this week's puzzle promises to be tougher.