I even tell people I'm taking a trip to California, and they still can't figure out the solution to last week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
That's ok. I'm a subtle kind of guy. And I'm really laid back in California. Why, I've even been recycling my plastic bottles here, not to mention my jokes. It's a whole new me.
But, alas, it's a same old puzzle. As you can see from last week's buttons:
Ellis Rubin U.S. Senate G.O.P. — A Florida Republican, Rubin lost the 1980 Senate primary to Paula Hawkins. He also ran (and lost) as a Democrat in the 1994 primary.
Had Enough Adams for Governor Row "D" — Paul Adams was the Conservative Party candidate for governor of New York in 1966, back when the party was on Column D on the ballot.
So, when you add Ellis + D, you might end up with ...
L.S.D. Not the guy who beat Barry Goldwater in 1964. The mind-altering drug.
And so, this week's winner — and true junkie — chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Jim Hopp of San Carlos, Calif.
I would also like to compliment many of those submitting the correct answer for their clever drug-related language; all such e-mails have since been forwarded to the D.E.A.
One favorite came from Deidre Carroll of Seattle, who added, "Turn on, tune in, TOTN, drop out...something like that...I'm a Deadhead and so I don't always remem...hey...wow...look at that butterfly..."
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