There are tough ScuttleButton puzzles for you to solve. And there are alternative tough puzzles. This one is the latter.
How to Play
ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add ’em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression. Guess the correct phrase and you could be the proud winner of the coveted Political Junkie button!
Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to email@example.com. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
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Mary Bono/United States Congress — The widow of Rep. Sonny Bono (R-Calif.), she won a special election in 1998 to succeed her late husband and served until her defeat in 2012.
Simon-ize/PS 84 on bowtie/Illinois — Paul Simon, an Illinois Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 1984, defeating GOP incumbent Charles Percy.
Lehr — George Lehr was elected state Auditor of Missouri in 1974, defeating incumbent Republican John Ashcroft.
Four More Years. — The winning slogan for President Nixon, re-elected in 1972.
So, when you add Mary + Tie + Lehr + More, you kinda get …
Mary Tyler Moore. The actress who died last month at age 80.
And the randomly selected winner is … Ben Timberlake of Rovereto, Italy. Ben wins the coveted Political Junkie button.