The Week contest
This week’s question: A new survey has found that more American teenagers prefer texting with their friends (35 percent) than talking to them in person (32 percent). 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?
Last week’s contest: A new study has found that couples who drink moderate amounts of alcohol together have better relationships. If the researchers were to write a marital advice book based on their finding, what should it be called?
THE WINNER: “Happy Hour Ever After” Annette Entin, North Caldwell, N.J.
SECOND PLACE: “The Booze and Don’ts of a Lasting Relationship” —Barbara James, Bedford, Mass.
THIRD PLACE: “The Mai Tais That Bind” Deborah Salae, San Francisco
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to contest @theweek.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Chat app” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Sept. 25. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Sept. 28. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■