The Week contest
This week’s question: Volkswagen has announced that it will stop production of its iconic Beetle in 2019, 80 years after the curvy automobile first hit the streets. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a pithy headline for an obituary for VW’s much-loved bug.
Last week’s contest: A new survey has found that more American teenagers prefer texting with their friends to talking to them in person. If Silicon Valley were to develop an app that would force youngsters to put down their cellphones and engage in a real conversation, what would it be called?
THE WINNER: Facelook Suzanne Brooks, Quechee, Vt.
SECOND PLACE: SayPal Frank Raymond Piña, Cathedral City, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: Face to FaceTime Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.
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 “RIP Bug” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Oct. 2. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Oct. 5. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■