||Think of a book, movie or song title. Then pair its creator, star, singer, etc., with an unrelated "collaborator" to produce a wordplay on the title.
||H H W |
||Okay, once more around the track
||"Breed" any two of the provided foal names that got ink in Week 1400 and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||2020: Metaphors for a bleep year
||Make up a word whose Scrabble letter values add up to exactly 14 (no blanks!), and define it.
||Add nauseam: A plus-one contest
||Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional
||Movie clips -- drop letters from the middle of a title
||Delete one or more letters (they must be consecutive) from the middle of a movie title, and describe the resulting new movie.
||Colt following: It's the grandfoals!
||"Breed" any two of the 70 foal names that got ink this week and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||Write a clever, funny definition for any of the provided Loser-concocted words and phrases, and/or show they'd be used.
||H H |
||Lidder me this: anagram riddles
||Write a Q&A joke (or an A followed by a Q, if you're into "Jeopardy!") in which the punchline contains an anagram or one or more relevant words or names.
||Spinoff x Time Is Now = Grandfoals Week!
||"Breed" any two of the 65 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||H H H |
||The Tile Invitational V
||Create a five-, six-, or seven-letter word (or phrase) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||Playing the short game
||Using the three-letter Olympic national abbreviations and/or the abbreviation for any college, tell what would happen if one abbreviated team played another.
||Clue us in -- a backward crossword
||Supply one or more creative clues for the provided filled-in crossword grid -- as many as 25 clues in all.
||Beat the banned with euphemisms
||Come up with creative euphemisms for the provided words, or for other words that might offend someone or other.
||Tour de Fours XIV: SANT is coming
||Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter-block S-A-N-T; the letters may be in any order, but there may be no other letters between them.
||It's a med, med, med, med world
||Invent a clever name for a new medical product, and specify the condition it would treat.
|| Combine two movie titles and describe the result.
||The Loser Community gets a week off (actually two) from writing contest entries and will have to find something else to do during staff meetings, sermons, romantic breakups, etc.
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both of them.
||The Tile Invitational IV
|| Give us a five-, six- or seven-letter word (or two words) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||Colt following -- It's time for the grandfoals
||"Breed" any two of the 57 foal names that got ink this week and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||H H |
||Derby or not Derby
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Colt Following: 'Grandfoals'
||"Breed" any two of the 65 foal names that got ink this week and name the offspring to reflect the parents' names.
||H H |
||Breed 'em and weep
||Breed any two of the provided 100 racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown events and name the foal the reflect both names.
||Ask backwards with our answers, your questions
||Supply the questions to as many of the 16 supplied answers as you like.
||Colt following -- our grandfoals contest
||"Breed" any two of the foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect the parents' names.
||2 H |
||Less taste, more fill-in
||Give us a novel clue for any word or phrase in which the remaining letters in the provided crossword puzzle fit, across or down.
||With parens like these …
||Add some words in parentheses to a well-known song title to make it funnier in some way.
||What have you got to lose?
||Answer a question, real or rhetorical, that appears in a song.
||Send us some edgy rhyming alphabet-primer couplets. The pairs are AB, CD, EF, GH, IJ, KL, MN, OP, QR, ST, UV, WX, and YZ.
||Breed any two of this week's winning foals and name the grandfoal.
||We now have 4 digits; you now have 7 letters
||Choose any word, name or two-word term beginning anywhere from T through Z; then add one letter, drop one letter, substitute one letter for another, or transpose two adjacent letters, and define the result.
||H H |
||We give you the "answers" and you supply jokes in the form of a question.
||The madding crowd
||Suggest funny, original ways to tick people off.
||A real triple crown
||The horses in this week's list either produced no inking "foals" in Week 965, or ran in the Kentucky Derby but weren't on the initial list. "Breed" any two and name the foal.
||H H H |
||Trends and neighbors
||Choose any two items on the provided list and explain how they are alike or different.
||Breed any two "foals" in today's results, and name the grandfoal.
||Overlap dance II
||Create a phrase that overlaps two terms, each of two words or more, and describe the result.
||The overlap dance
||Send us a Before & After "person" whose name combines two people's names, real or fictional (okay, you can use animals' names, too), and describe the person in a funny way.
||Clue us in
||Come up with creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms in the crossword puzzle that's already run in The Post.
||H H |
||Putting the SAT in satire
||Give us an analogy using "a is to b as x is to y."
||Explain how any two items in the provided list are similar or different.
||Breed any two "foals" in today's results, or one foal with one of the real horse names used in today's entries--and name the "grandfoal." The name may not exceed 18 characters, including spaces, and your entry shouldn't remotely duplicate any of today's results.
||Other people's business
||Describe what might happen if any of the above institutions (a) were run by an institution of your choice or (b) ran an institution of your choice.
||Combine the names of any two pro sports teams -- even from different sports -- and describe the result.
||Back in the saddle
||Breed any two of the foals in today's results -- OR one foal with one of the actual horses used in today's entries, and name the grandfoal.
||Your Slogan Here
||Come up with a clever slogan or sign for a business.
||What Kind of Foal Am I?
||Breed any two of the horses on a list of those qualifying for this year's Triple Crown races, and tell us a good name for their foal. Maximum 18 characters, including spaces.
||H H |
||Mate the clones of any two famous real people, living or dead--a male and a female, please--and hypothesize what traits or skills their offspring might have.
||Mate any two of the horses qualifying for the Triple Crown races and come up with appropriate names for their foals. Maximum 18 letters and spaces.
||WHAT KIND OF FOAL AM I?
||Take the names of this year's Triple Crown nominees, mate any two of them, a propose a name for the foal. The foal's name must be contained in 18 characters, including spaces.
||THE GAME OF THE NAME
||Propose a bad name for the provided categories.
||MAKE YOUR MOVIE
||Propose people who were the secret inspiration for famous movies.
||Come up with a message for our new, mildly sought-after Style Invitational bumper sticker, something that summarizes the grandeur and dignity of this stupid contest.
||VERSE THAN EVER
||Write a rhyming poem of two to eight lines as a tribute to someone famous who died in 1997, the more awful the better. We will particularly value rhymes that thud, and extremes of emotion and sentiment.
||WHAT KIND OF FOAL AM I?
||Take a list of horses nominated to the Triple Crown races this year, choose any two, and propose a name for their offspring.
||A RECYCLED IDEA THAT WAS NONE TOO GOOD TO BEGIN WITH
||Alter a well-known phrase or name by deleting, adding or changing only one letter, and then supply a definition for what results.
||Create vanity license plates for famous people.
||THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW
||Invent a creative piece of legislation based on skillfully juxtaposed names of actual U.S. senators and representatives.