||We Bee back -- a neologism contest
||From any of the 30 provided Spelling Bee letter sets, coin a new term or phrase and describe it humorously. You must use the first letter in the set (anywhere in the word) plus any or all of the others, as often as you like.
||Muddled heads: Headline anagrams
||Choose a headline (or part of a headline) in any print or online publication dated Feb. 11-22 and rearrange all its letters into an anagram.
||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.
||Alternaugural Address '21
||Write a humorous passage -- a "quote", an observation, a joke, a dialogue, a poem, anything -- using only words that appear in Biden's inaugural address.
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||Singing on the job -- a parody contest
||Write a humorous "work song" for any job or profession. Set it to any well-known tune.
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||Tour de Fours XVII: Just Undo It
||Coin a word or multi-word term containing the letters U-N-D-O -- consecutive but in any order -- and describe it.
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||The Year in Redo, Part 1
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1360 through 1387, except for Weeks 1361-1363.
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||Divining comedy: 2021 predictions
||Name some humorous news event to happen in 2021.
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||Legends of the fall -- more fictoids
||Tell us some bogus trivia about autumn, or things that happen (or have happened) in autumn.
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||Skip a groove: Drop a letter or more from a song title
||Drop one or more letters from somewhere in the middle of a song title and describe the new song, and/or quote some lyrics from it.
||Slightly change the name of a nonprofit organization and describe it.
||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.
||Ask Backwards XXXIX
||The answers are provided. You supply the questions.
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||Who was that masked man?
||Current a short listing for a current or past TV show that has a coronavirus story line, or one reflecting some other issue in the news right now.
||How hai? A joke-haiku contest
||Write a joke (roughly) in the "It's so xxx" genre as a haiku.
||Back on track with our classic 'foal' contest
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2020 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||The lie-zy days of summer
||Tell us some bogus trivia about the summer or things that happen or have happened in the summer.
||Trope springs eternal
||Use any of the four provided standard settings -- (a) desert island, (b) bartender at a bar, (c) desert, (d) psychiatrist next to a couch -- and describe a cartoon that includes your choice of characters, along with a caption.
||Add nauseam: A plus-one contest
||Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional
||Second chance (acned conches?) for anagrams
||Describe any of the provided anagram businesses, or offer its slogan.
||Picture this -- caption these cartoons
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided Bob Staake cartoons.
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||No-covid zone -- a neologism contest
||Coin a new word or phrase that lacks C, O, V, I and D and describe it.
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||'Same difference' for a new time
||Explain how any two of the items in the provided list are similar, different or otherwise linked.
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||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.
||Don't you want to see new places?
||Change any place name slightly and describe the new place.
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||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
||Choose any sentence (not a headline) in an article or ad in The Washington Post or another publication dated May 7 through May 18, and write a question it might humorously answer.
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||For us, it's still Post Time
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 of the 145 previous Kentucky Derby winners, from 1875 to 2019, and name the foal to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||Let's be equinoxious with fictoids about spring
||Tell us some untrue trivia about springtime or things that happen or happened in the spring.
||Both sides now
||Delete one or more letters (in a row) from a word or brief phrase to find another word, and define it.
||Your wish: A pun -- a star
||Tell a joke, in your choice of form, whose punchline is a pun on a song title or lyric.
||It's (emergency) Parody Time
||Write a song about life in the Age of Corona, set to a familiar tune (or even one of your own, if you perform it on video).
||Make your own March Madness
||Think of some sport, game, art project or other activity that you can conjure up using various items that you might find around the house.
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||Mess With Our Heads
||Reinterpret an actual headline (or a major part of it) by adding a bank head, or subtitle.
||Versus' verses in a rap battle
||Write a mini-"rap" between any two characters, real or fictional, as in the provided ERB example.
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||Shoot us some oops
||Tell us a concise original joke that revolves around a typo or misheard word.
||Picture This -- cartoon captions
||Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1334 through Week 1359.
||The lyin' in winter: Seasonal fictoids
||Give us some untrue trivia about winter or things that occur in winter.
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||The inside word
||Highlight part of a word, name or short phrase in "air quotes" to give the word a new meaning or description.
||What concept will you be for Halloween?
||Give us a creative, clever idea for a timely Halloween costume (for one or more people) or an idea for a party or other activity. You may even send us a photo of an actual new costume you've created this year.
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||Explain humorously how any two or more of the provided items are alike, different or otherwise connected.
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||Write a clever, funny definition for any of the provided Loser-concocted words and phrases, and/or show they'd be used.
||AZ if -- balancing acts
||Think of a new word or two-word phrase that begins and ends -- either way -- with one of the provided "alphabetically balanced" pairs.
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||The confaketionary -- food fictoids
||Tell us some comically false "fact" about food, drink or dining.
||Portmanteautapping from E to R
||Coin a portmanteau word beginning with E through R, in which the words overlap by at least two letters, and describe it.
||Songs for a modern error
||Write humorous lyrics about some modern woe, set to a familiar tune.
||Two ways about it
||What's something (printable) you could say in two -- or more -- of the provided situations.
||Mull 'er over: A search for collision
||Combine any two words, names, abbreviations, etc., from anywhere in the redacted Mueller report, in a two-word or hyphenated phrase and define it.
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||Shakespeare + Thee: Tailgaters
||Select any line from a work by Shakespeare (poetry or prose) and pair it with your own line to create a humorous rhyming couplet.
||Hooked on 'classic': a do-over
||Summarize a book or play by any author, or retell a scene (or even a moment) from one, in the style of some other person.
||Mess with our (or anyone's) heads
||Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline (or a big part of a headline) by writing a bank head, or subtitle.
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 horses and name the foal to reflect both names.