ScuttleButton Returns! (Our American Way Of Life Survives!) : It's All Politics After a three-week absence, ScuttleButton has returned!
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ScuttleButton Returns! (Our American Way Of Life Survives!)

NRA puzzle.

You've seen the angry protesters. You've seen the terror in their eyes, the anguish in their voices.

What they want — what they demand — is the return of ScuttleButton.

Well, for the first time in three weeks, ScuttleButton has returned.

And not a moment too soon. Because my greatest fear was: would people forget how to play?

Actually, it's pretty easy. 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

Here's the answer to our last puzzle, which was posted July 24.

And, by adding your name to the Political Junkie mailing list, you will be the first on your block to receive notice when a new puzzle goes up on the blog. Sign up at Or you can make sure to get an automatic RSS feed whenever a new Junkie post goes up by clicking here.

Good luck, and happy Friday!

P.S. With good news comes bad. All next week I am out on a company-mandated furlough. Political Junkie returns on Monday, Aug. 24, and the next ScuttleButton will be on Friday the 28th.