It's ScuttleButton Time! : It's All Politics While the White House and congressional Democrats are still battling it out on the tax bill, we thought we'd slip in a mini-rules change in this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Dec. 10 ScuttleButton

You know how I change the rules for ScuttleButton as I go along?  Well, another mini-rules change this week.

I always explain, as I do every every Friday on this blog, how to solve the puzzle.  I put forward a vertical display of buttons.  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.)

Mini-rules change:  This week, in one of the buttons, you need to take more than one word.

You know how I hate to give hints, and I'm sure many of you will solve it without a hint.  But just in case ...

Anyway, 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

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Good luck, and have a great weekend!

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.