||Picture this -- or these
||This week you have two choices: (1) Write a caption for one or more of these pictures, or (2) explain what is wrong with the picture. You might also combine two pictures into one -- or all four into one.
||The Tile Invitational V
||Create a five-, six-, or seven-letter word (or phrase) by scrambling the letters of any of the sets and define it.
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Colt following: The 'grandfoals'
||"Breed" any two of the 61 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents names.
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||We beg you to differ
||Explain how any two (or more) items in the provided list are the same or different, or otherwise connected.
||You've got the powers
||Tell us what you would do if you had one or more of the six magical powers provided.
||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.
||Mess with our heads
||Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline appearing in The Post (print or online) and dated Sept. 1-12 by writing a bank head, or subtitle
||Plan C -- a third candidate?
||Explain why some novel person (or thing) should be president; you could also suggest a president-veep ticket.
||C'mon, be honest with us
||Write something in roughly the form "If X were more honest, (then) Y.
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||Oops? You do it again.
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1098 through Week 1148, except for Week 1101, last year's do-over.
||You're giving us a bad name
||Cite a REAL brand name, past or present, note it original use, and then say what sort of product, organization, etc., that name would be bad for.
||The year in redo
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1047 through Week 1097, except for Week 1050.
||The Tile Invitational
||Come up with a 5-, 6-, or 7-letter term by scrambling any of the given seven-letter ScrabbleGram sets, and define it.
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||An iffy proposition
||Suggest some humorous action that you would take if you were in someone's position, more or less in the form "If I were _____ my first act would be _____."
||Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different.
||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.
||'Might' makes ink
||Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates.
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 946 through Week 995, except for Week 948.
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||Name a dubious charity and describe its mission.
||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.
||A faster break
||Suggest ways to make sports and other leisure activities more time-efficient or exciting.
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Washington Post or on washingtonpost.com from Sept. 6 through Sept. 17 and reinterpret it by adding a "bank head," or subtitle.
||Give us a sentence or short dialogue that would be a lot funnier if a word in it were mistaken for a homophone of that word.
||Write a question that "ought to" be on a qualifying test for a particular job.
||Debunk a "Sixth Myth" about one of more of the recent "5 Myths" topics provided.
||Breed any two "foals" in today's results, and name the grandfoal.
||Overlap dance II
||Create a phrase that overlaps two terms, each of two words or more, and describe the result.
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||Breed any two of the horses in this year's Triple Crown races and name their foal.
||The overlap dance
||Send us a Before & After "person" who name combines two people's names, real or fictional (okay, you can use animals' names, too), and describe the person in a funny way.
||Send us a creative "review" for any of the provided items that are listed on Amazon.
||Give us some bad ideas
||Finish any of the provided "You know" phrases.
||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.
||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.
||They don't say!
||Give us a quote that a particular person, present or past, real or fictional, sooo wouldn't have said.
||Staake it to him
||Write a caption for any of the five pages or details pictured from some of Bob's more than 50 picture books.
||Explain how any two items in the provided list are similar or different.
||Write a very short four-line “poem” promoting a product or company, or offering advice to drivers; the poem must rhyme, in ABAB or ABCB rhyme scheme. A fifth, non-rhyming line may state the product name or a conclusion.
||Good Luck With 13
||Alter a 13-letter word, phrase or name by one letter (add a letter, drop a letter, switch two letters somewhere in the word, or substitute one letter for another) and describe the result.