The Week Contest
This week’s question: A new poll has found that fear and anxiety about politics is a significant source of stress for most Americans, with nearly 60 percent saying the present day is the “lowest point in our nation’s history that they can remember.” Please come up with a psychological term to describe the current epidemic of political anxiety.
Last week’s contest: A British senior citizen is suffering from an unusual condition that causes him to hear “God Save the Queen” playing continuously in his head. Please come up with a suitable medical name for his syndrome.
THE WINNER: Britinnitus Phyllis Klein, New York City
SECOND PLACE: Royal pain in the head Linda Manuel, Stockton, N.J.
THIRD PLACE: Crown-ic fatigue syndrome Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Stressed out” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Nov. 28. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Dec. 1. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week. ■