Friday's Question (No. 493)—"Opposites (and Topless Showgirls) Attract":
This spring something atypical will happen in Las Vegas. "It is an important step forward in the evolution of the city," says Robert Goldstein, president of the Venetian Hotel. "It will be a monumental attraction. If it isn't, then something is wrong." What is this new attraction?
As the quiz winds down, I've been savoring many of its most pleasant features, none more delightful than the nagging technical mishaps like the one that accounts for today's lack of a quiz. As I understand it—i.e., barely—the responses are in some kind of lockbox so that an irresponsible Republican Congress can't squander them on tax breaks for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. This should all be sorted out in time to run them in a rare Tuesday edition of the quiz. In the meantime, I hope you'll all respond to the following emergency question by noon ET Tuesday.
Monday's Auxiliary Question (No. 493A)—"Poll Vault":
As an effort to predict the outcome of the presidential election, participants are invited to submit the name of the candidate they think will win—not who you think should win, but who you think will win. (Question courtesy of Katha Pollitt.)
Send your answer by noon ET Tuesday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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