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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

Suggestions and questions are welcome and encouraged.

The Society wishes to thank Russell Beland, Chris Doyle, Kyle Hendrickson, and Pat Myers for their help in assembling the archive that is linked to from this page.

THEMES: Below are links to subsets of these contests, which I call "themes". Most of the contests have been assigned one or more themes, which are indicated with trigraphs. It was not easy going through more than a thousand synposes to make these subjective assignments, so please let me know of any adjustments that should be made.

THEME: CRO

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
December 3, 2006 691  Haven't Got a Clue  Make all the clues in the provided crossword ooh-clever or at least ah-that's-funny, even the little words.  CRO WOR   Text file  Chris Doyle  Text file 
December 1, 2007 742  Clue Us In  Give us a whole new set of clues to a crossword puzzle penned by Ace Constructor Paula Gamache.  CRO   Text file  John O'Byrne  Text file 
November 22, 2008 792  Clue Us In  Compile a set of funny alternative clues to a crossword penned by Ace Constructor Paula Gamache.  CRO   Text file  Judith Cottrill  Text file 
August 29, 2009 832  Clue Us In  You supply one or more clues for the words in a filled-in grid.  CRO   Text file | Post PDF  Jim Lubell  Text file | Post PDF 
May 15, 2010 869  Clue us in  Send us funny, clever clues for any of the words already in this grid.  CRO   Text file  Dana Austin  Text file 
June 12, 2010 873  Back to Square 1A  Replace the shaded letters in this grid with your own letters to come up with a different word or phrase -- either an existing word or one you make up -- and define it humorously.  CRO   Text file  Cathy Lamaze  Text file 
December 18, 2010 899  Clue us in  Send us funny, clever clues for any of the words already in this grid.  CRO   Text file  Kevin Dopart  Text file 
January 8, 2012 953  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.  CRO   Text file  Seth Brown  Text file 
January 27, 2013 1007  Clue us in  Come up with creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.  CRO WOR   Text file | Post PDF  Barbara Turner  Text file | Post PDF 
December 22, 2013 1052  Clue us in  Come up with up to 25 creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms that appear in the provided grid.  CRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Brendan Beary  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
February 23, 2014 1061  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.  CRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jeffrey Contompasis  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 10, 2016 1157  Clue us in -- a backward crossword  Supply clever, funny clues to up to 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid. (Conversational textCRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jeffrey Contompasis  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
December 25, 2016 1207  Clue us in -- a reverse crossword  Supply clever, funny clues to up to 25 of the 72 words and multi-word terms in the provided grid. (Conversational textCRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Hildy Zampella  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
August 20, 2017 1241  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. (Conversational textCRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Barry Koch  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 14, 2018 1262  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. (Conversational textCRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Drew Bennett  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 20, 2019 1315  Clue us in -- our reverse crossword  Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the 74 words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.  CRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Mark Calandra  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
December 29, 2019 1364  Clue us in  Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid. (Conversational textCRO   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Tom Witte  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version