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It's ScuttleButton Time!

ScuttleButton puzzle

It's nearly 4 in the afternoon, and I just received three emails and one phone call wondering if there will be a ScuttleButton puzzle this week.  Everyone wanted to know if I simply disappeared.

Who do you think I am, LeBron James in Game Five?

OK, that was uncalled for.  But ScuttleButton is called for.  And here's how to play:  Every Friday on this blog, there are buttons displayed vertically. 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

Click here for 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.