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It's ScuttleButton Time!

October 22 Scuttle Button Puzzle

If you've been following the controversy over the White House vs. Fox News skirmish, you're aware of the arguments by the two sides. Fox is not a legitimate news organization. Obama is not a legitimate president.

Now it's gotten worse. The latest charge: ScuttleButton is not a legitimate button puzzle contest. Several people objected to my use last week of a button that simply said "Olympia" when I was looking for the word "snow" in "there's SNOW place like home." Violates the rules, these people said.

Hogwash. I make up the rules as I go along.

But the rules about how to play haven't changed.

Simply take one word (or concept) per button, add 'em up, and, hopefully, you will arrive at a famous name or a familiar expression. (And seriously, by familiar, I mean it's something that more than one person on Earth would recognize.)

And don't focus on a political answer. It doesn't necessarily have to be political, though it could be.

A correct answer chosen at random gets his or her name in this column. Personally, I can't imagine a greater honor.

You can't use the comments box at the bottom of the page for your answer. Send submission (plus your name and city/state — you won't win without that) to

Here's the answer to last week's puzzle.

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Good luck, and happy Friday!

P.S. I usually reveal the answer — and announce the winner — in this space on Tuesdays. So you should get your answer in by then.