1077 Time marches Swiftly Give us a novel Tom Swifty, playing on either an adverb or a verb (e.g., "We care about the little people, the BP chairman gushed"). H
893 Give us a hint Write a humorously witty story in 25 words or fewer. I
860 Ten, Anyone? Humorously define or describe something or someone in exactly 10 words. I
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. I
665 Your One-in-a-Million Coin the millionth word in the English language and define it. The word must end in -ion. I H
653 It's the Eponymy, Stupid Coin a word or expression based on the name of a well-known person, define it, and perhaps use it in a sentence H H
602 Take a Letter -- Again Take a word, term or name that begins with A, B, C or D; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word. H
554 Love the Tiny Tail Stain Write an anagram based on a name or event that's been in the news recently. P
549 Show Us Your Best Quantities Come up with novel units of measure, and explain or quantify them. H
532 Short Pans Come up with a terse review (four words or fewer) of any work of art. H
518 Say, Kids, What Time Is It? Fill in the blanks in the following sentence: "You know it's time to ------ when ------. P
492 Cheap Tricks Come up with extreme cost-conserving measures for these difficult economic times. I
489 Combo, First Blood Combine two people whose names contain a common element, as in the examples above. Then describe the person, or provide a quote he or she might have uttered. I
488 No Rest for the Query Come up with a vexing, funny question about life. H H
483 Obitter Fate Give us an obit headline for some famous person, currently living or dead. H
480 In No Uncertain Terminations Come up with a way to stop any unwanted overture in its tracks. 3