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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: TDF

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
August 15, 2004 571  A Tour de Fours  Create and define a word that includes T, H, E, and S in any order. The letters must appear consecutively.  TDF   Text file | Post PDF  Frank Mullen III  Text file | Post PDF 
June 5, 2005 613  Tour de Fours II  Create and define a word that includes, consecutively, E, R, A and N. in any order.  TDF   Text file | Post PDF  Danny Bravman  Text file | Post PDF 
August 20, 2006 676  Tour de Fours III  Coin and define a word containing -- with no other letters between them, but in any order you like -- the letters L, E, A and F.  TDF   Text file  Fran Pryluck  Text file 
August 25, 2007 728  Tour de Fours IV  Coin and define a humorous word that includes -- with no other letters between them, but in any order you like -- the letters S, A, T and R.  TDF   Text file  Tom Witte  Text file 
October 18, 2008 787  Tour de Fours V  Coin and define a humorous word that includes -- with no other letters between them, but in any order -- the letters M, I, N and E.  TDF   Text file  Tom Witte  Text file 
September 19, 2009 835  Tour de Fours VI  Coin and define a humorous word that includes -- with no other letters between them, but in any order -- the letters T, H, R, and E.  TDF   Text file | Post e-version  Tom Witte  Text file | Post e-version 
October 9, 2010 889  Tour de Fours VII  Coin and define a humorous word that includes -- with no other letters between them, but in any order -- the letters P, O, L and E.  TDF   Text file  Chris Doyle  Text file 
November 27, 2011 947  Tour de Fours VIII: Neologisms  Come up with a new word or two-word term that includes the letter block N-O-E-L, in any order but with no other letters between them, and define it.  TDF   Text file  Eric Fritz  Text file 
October 7, 2012 991  Tour de Fours IX  Create a new word or two-word term containing the letter block V, O, T, and E and define it.  TDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Laurie Tompkins  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
October 13, 2013 1042  Tour de Fours X: Go SANE  Create a new word or two-word term containing the letter block S-A-N-E -- in any order, but consecutively, and define it.  TDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Chris Doyle  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
October 19, 2014 1094  TAXI's the fare for Tour de Fours XI  Coin a word or hyphenated term that contains the letter block T-A-X-I; the letters may be in any order, but there may be no other letters between them. (Conversational textTDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Ann Martin  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
November 13, 2016 1201  Tour de Fours XIII: What's there to NOVE?  Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block N-O-V-E. (Conversational textTDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Duncan Stevens  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
November 26, 2017 1255  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. (Conversational textTDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Ann Martin  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
December 30, 2018 1312  Neologisms in TOUR de Fours XV  Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block T-O-U-R and describe it. The letters may be in any order. (Conversational textTDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Mark Raffman  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 12, 2020 1366  Tour de Fours XVI -- It's the LIAR club  Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block L-I-A-R and describe it. (Conversational textTDF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Bill Dorner  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version