Could you imagine if the release of documents that has gotten everyone up in arms included the answers to upcoming ScuttleButton puzzles?
Not that it would matter of course; the latest one was pretty simple.
More important may be the rules on how to play.
Every Friday on this blog I offer up a vertical presentation of buttons. The goal: 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:
British War Relief Association / Southern California — A group supporting Great Britain's fight against Nazi Germany at a time before the U.S. officially entered the war.
Elect Petro Congress — J. William Petro, an Ohio Republican, got clobbered in his two bids for Congress, against incumbent Democrat Michael Feighan in 1968 and again two years later, this time against Jim Stanton, who defeated Feighan in that year's Dem primary.
We For Lee — Lee Alexander, the former mayor of Syracuse, lost his bid for the Democratic nomination for the Senate from New York to Ramsey Clark in 1974
Make the U.S. HUM / Humphrey Muskie in '68 — The Democratic presidential ticket that lost to Republicans Nixon and Agnew.
So, when you add British + Petro + Lee + Hum, you might end up with ...
British Petroleum. But, because of all the good work they have done, we can just call them BP.
This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Bob Levine of St. Louis, Mo.
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