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THEME: DIF -- Differences

PUB DATEWEEKTITLESYNOPSISEVENTUAL WINNERTHEMESREPORTLINKS
March 3, 1996155 COMPARISON SHOPPING Explain the difference between any two of the above items. Chuck Smith DIF  152  HTML 
June 9, 1996169 DIFF'RENT JOKES Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items. David "Stockton" Smith DIF  166  HTML 
January 5, 1997199 WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items. Rob Klotz DIF  196  HTML  
June 28, 1998276 SPIT THE DIFFERENCE Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items. Russell Beland DIF  273  HTML 
August 2, 1998281 CALCULATE THE ODDS Tell us which of the two provided items does not belong with the other two, and why. J. Larry Schott DIF  278  HTML 
May 20, 2001402
(LXIX) 
Spitting the Difference Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items. Jim Pond DIF  398  HTML  
April 28, 2002451
(CXVIII) 
Make Your Pix Which two of the provided cartoons are related, and how? Dan Steinberg CAR DIF  447  HTML 
August 11, 2002466
(CXXXIII) 
Spit the Difference Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items. Chris Doyle DIF  462  HTML 
May 9, 2004557 Oh, for Namesakes! Take two people, real or fictional, who share some element of their names and explain the difference between them. Brendan Beary DIF  553  HTML   
June 20, 2004563 Take Two Take any two of the provided items and explain how they resemble or differ from each other. Mark Young DIF  559  HTML 
April 10, 2005605 Truly Stupendous Ideas Name two people with the same initials (the people can be living or dead, real or fictional) and explain how they are similar or different. Mark Eckenwiler DIF LET  601  HTML 
September 18, 2005628 You Gotta Have Connections Choose any two or more items from the provided truly random list and describe how they are alike or different. David "Stockton" Smith DIF  624   
January 14, 2007697 We Beg You To Differ Take any two items from the truly random provided list and explain why they are different or why they are similar. Dave Komornik DIF  693   
November 3, 2007738 So What's To Liken? Take any two items from the utterly random list above and explain how they are different or how they are similar. Chuck Smith DIF  734   html 
March 1, 2008754 Canny Similarities Cite a humorous "uncanny similarity" between any two of the very different people listed above. Kelton Vincent
Larry Yungk 
DIF  751    html 
June 13, 2009821 Spit the Difference How are any of the items on the list above alike or different? Dan Ramish DIF  817    
August 21, 2010883 Same difference Choose any two items from the list above and exp Craig Dykstra DIF  879    html  E 
August 28, 2011934 Same difference Explain how any two items in the provided list are similar or different. Rob Huffman DIF  930    html 
May 20, 2012972 Trends and neighbors Choose any two items on the provided list and explain how they are alike or different. Bird Waring DIF  968    html   
September 30, 2012990 Indecent relations Pair two people, real or fictional, who have the same last name; say how they're alike or different, or something they might do (even in fantasy), as a pair. Robert Schechter DIF  986    html E 
May 19, 20131022 What's the diff? Explain how any two of the provided items are alike or different. Michael Gips DIF  1018     E 
March 9, 20141063 Same difference Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different. Dave Letizia DIF  1059   HTML   E 
May 11, 20141071 A pair of threes Choose two or three entities represented by a single three-letter combination at bit.ly/3letterabs and say how they are alike or different. Rob Huffman LET DIF  1067   HTML   E 
April 19, 20151120 Celebrating our differences Each of the provided 17 items appeared in a different Style Invitational compare/contrast contest from 1996 to 2014. Explain how any two of the are alike or different or otherwise linked. Jaclyn Yamada DIF  1116    E 
March 20, 20161167 So what's to liken? Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different, or connect the some other way. Mike Ostapiej DIF  1163    E 
April 23, 20171224 We beg you to differ Explain how any two (or more) items in the provided list are the same or different, or otherwise connected. Melissa Balmain DIF  1220    E