1169 Be caustic by acrostic Review or otherwise describe a movie, book, play or TV show (or Internet equivalent) with words whose first letters spell out the name of the work. P
971 Double booking Come up with a double book with a humorous connection; the first title must be an actual book, while the other may be your own fictitious title or a second real book. H
955 Twits' twist Create a phrase by combining a word or phrase with an anagram of that word or phrase, and define or describe it. H
917 Wryku Write a haiku--a sentiment that can be broken into three lines with exactly five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third--on any subject that's been in the news in the last couple of weeks. H
877 Quipped from the headlines Write a rhyming couplet about some matter in the news. I
870 Let's play Nopardy Describe any of the above phrases in the form of a question. H
866 Natalie Portmanteau Begin with a real name; append to it a word, name or expression so that they overlap; and finally define (humorously, of course) the resulting phrase. H
865 No Googlenopes left Come up with a humorous Googlenope. H
833 Our Greatest Hit Start with a real word or multi-word term or name that begins with M, N, O, or P; add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter or transpose two adjacent letters; and define the new word. H H
823 Wryku Compose a humorous (or at least wry or clever) haiku. H
815 Wittecisms Create an original word containing -- in any order -- at least a W, an I, two T's and an E. H
808 Take Us At Our Words Create a humorous poem or other writing using only the words contained in this week's Style Invitational column or results. 4
803 The Pepys Show Write a humorous diary or journal entry for someone, famous or not, for any point in history. I H
802 Dreck TV Suggest a new cable TV channel, with a description or example of its programming. H
798 Dead Letters Write a humorous poem commemorating someone who died in 2008. H
781 Our Greatest Hit Start with a word or multi-word term that begins with I, J, K or L; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter or transpose two adjacent letters; and define the new word. H
780 Location, Location, Location Say how you know you're in a particular place. H
778 Tied Games Combine any two sports or nonathletic activities into a single sport or game. 3
773 Always Looking for Sects Coin a religion or belief system and tell us its basic tenet or distinguishing characteristic. H
762 Look This Up in Your Funk & Wagnalls Supply the pair of terms listed at the top of a page of any print dictionary to indicate the first and last listings on the page, and define that hyphenated term. H
758 Wrong Address Using any of the words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, in whatever order you like, create your own passage. I I H 2
752 The Might-Mates Right Fill out any of these five "you just might" joke-templates. H H
749 Opus 266, No. 3 Take any common word or two-word term beginning with any letter from A through H and give it a new definition. 2
748 Dead Letters Write a humorous poem about a well-known personage who died in 2007. H H H
747 Boeing Us Silly Suggest some comical ways to improve air travel, either in general or for yourself. H
741 Well, What Do You Know? Tell us what Major Life Lessons can be derived from any of these venues or situations. H
738 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. H
735 Look Back in Inker Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 680 through Week 731. W H
734 Turnaround Time Write a rhyming couplet containing two words that are anagrams of each other. H
733 Just Drop It, Okay? Drop the first letter from an actual word or term to make a new word or term, and define it. M
730 Time-Wastes For Everyman Describe activities that make entering The Style Invitational seem like a constructive use of one's time. W
725 Beggars For Description Describe, without being boring, a cartoon to fit any of the provided captions. T M
724 Abridged Too Far Sum up a book, play or movie in a humorous rhyming verse of two to four lines. H
723 Name Your Poison Create a name and recipe for a cocktail and, if you like, describe when it might be served. H
717 Pitch Us a No-Hitter Send us some genuine Googlenopes. A Googlenope is a phrase or very brief sentence that, entered into the Google search engine with quotation marks around it, produces no hits. H H H
716 The Hard Spell Write a humorous poem featuring one of the 75 words we've selected from this year's National Spelling Bee. H H H
707 What Would YOU Do? Use only the words appearing in "The Cat in the Hat" to create your own work of "literature" of no more than 75 words. 2
700 Stump Us Come up with someone's slogan for the 2008 presidential campaign. H
695 Dead Letters Write a poem about someone who died in 2006. H
684 Backtricking Spell a word backward and define the result, somehow relating the definition to the original word. H 2
677 The News Gets Verse Sum up wittily in verse -- but not a limerick -- any article appearing in The Post or on from Aug. 28 through Sept. 4. H