NPR logo August 3, 2011 Scuttlebutton Puzzle

August 3, 2011 Scuttlebutton Puzzle

Scuttle button quiz

August 2 has come and gone, and the economy has survived — at least for now.

More importantly, so has ScuttleButton.

Of all the gazillions in spending cuts that were worked out by President Obama and congressional leaders, the one part everyone seemed to agree on was that ScuttleButton, America's most popular button puzzle, should be spared. Hopefully, everyone remembers how to play.

It's simple. My job is to put forward a vertical display of buttons in this space. Your job is to 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.)

A correct answer chosen at random gets his or her name mentioned on the air, and we'll email you so we can send you a Political Junkie no-prize t-shirt. 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

Last week's randomly selected winner was Peter Gillette of Iowa City, Iowa.