For the first time in ScuttleButton history, we have back-to-back puzzles that continue the lyrics of a song. The answer of two weeks ago continued into last week's answer. But a surprising number of people failed to get the words exactly right.
First, a quick detour to the rules. Every Friday on this blog I offer up a vertical presentation of buttons. Just take one word or one concept per button, add 'em up, and arrive at a familiar saying or a name. (Seriously: a saying that people from Earth might be remotely familiar with.) Submit your answer and hope you're the person chosen at random. That's it!
Oh wait. You MUST include your name and city/state to be eligible.
Also, the answer does not necessarily have to be political. For instance, the answer to a puzzle awhile back was "Minnesota Twins" — not political at all, unless you're thinking Mondale and Humphrey instead of Killebrew and Oliva.
Here are last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Hicks for Halloween (picture of a witch on a broomstick) — Louise Day Hicks, an anti-busing leader, ran for mayor of Boston in 1967 and 1971.
Rocky Or Nobody — A 1968 button promoting New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller for president. The implied message is that the wearer of the button would not support the leading Republican running that year, Richard Nixon.
Gandy Governor — Evelyn Gandy ran for governor of Mississippi in both 1979 and 1983, and both times led the initial Democratic primary. But both times she was defeated in the runoff.
I (heart) NY — The quintessential New York City tourism button.
So, when you add Witch + Nobody + Gandy + NY, you might end up with ...
Which Nobody Can Deny ... "witch" follows last week's answer, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow."
For some reason, a pretty sizable number of responses this week said "For Nobody Can Deny" — focusing on the "For" in the Hicks for Mayor button, and not the "witch." A tragic mistake, because it cost those people the opportunity to see their name in lights this week.
OK, on to happier thoughts. This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Panu Lansiri of Chicago, Ill.
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