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The Week contest: Bird fraud

This week’s question: New Zealand’s Bird of the Year contest was shaken by allegations of election rigging after judges discovered that 1,500 votes had been cast for Little Spotted Kiwi from a single IP address. Once the suspicious votes were discounted, the fat, flightless Kakapo emerged victorious. In seven words or fewer, please write a headline about this case of avian election fraud.

Click here to see the results of last week’s contest: Animal flight

How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, please type “Bird fraud” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Dec. 1. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page of the Dec. 11 issue and at on Dec. 4. 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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