The Week contest: Sailing pumpkin

This week’s question: A Nebraska power-plant worker recently celebrated his 60th birthday by sailing 38 miles down the Missouri River in a carved-out 846 lb. pumpkin from his garden. What would be a good name for this seaworthy vegetal vessel?

Click here to see the results of last week’s contest: Vomit job

How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, please type “Sailing pumpkin” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Sept. 27. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page of the Oct. 7 issue and at on Sept 30. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. All entries become property of The Week.

The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.

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