||Could have said it worse ourselves
||Give us a humorously bad "first draft" of a famous line from history, literature or entertainment.
||Let's have a get-together
||Begin with a real name; append to it a word, name or expression so that they overlap; and finally define or "quote" the resulting phrase or name.
||It's a whole new all-game
||Slightly change the name of a sport, sports event or similar pastime to create a new one, and briefly describe it.
||The On-Our-Way-Back Machine
||Tell us how (in some funny way) things will be different as we emerge from the pandemic.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1388 through 1412.
||Divining comedy: 2021 predictions
||Name some humorous news event to happen in 2021.
||Legends of the fall -- more fictoids
||Tell us some bogus trivia about autumn, or things that happen (or have happened) in autumn.
||Okay, once more around the track
||"Breed" any two of the provided foal names that got ink in Week 1400 and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||H H |
||Ask Backwards XXXIX
||The answers are provided. You supply the questions.
||Back on track with our classic 'foal' contest
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2020 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||Trope springs eternal
||Use any of the four provided standard settings -- (a) desert island, (b) bartender at a bar, (c) desert, (d) psychiatrist next to a couch -- and describe a cartoon that includes your choice of characters, along with a caption.
||4 H |
||Add nauseam: A plus-one contest
||Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional
||For us, it's still Post Time
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 of the 145 previous Kentucky Derby winners, from 1875 to 2019, and name the foal to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||Two ways about it
||What's something (printable) you could say in two -- or more -- of the provided situations.
||Spinoff x Time Is Now = Grandfoals Week!
||"Breed" any two of the 65 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||Selected shortened subjects
||Delete one or more letters from the beginning or end (or both) of a movie title and describe the resulting movie.
||Back to the drawing board
||Come up with an idea for an invention that still needs a bug ironed out.
||Neologisms to di- for
||Replace a digraph in an existing word or phrase with another digraph to make a new term.
||It's IGH time for 3-word phrases
||Make up some entity that might take a three-letter abbreviation of GHI, HGI, GGG, GHH, etc., and then humorously describe it.
||These objects are not what they seem to be, at first glance. They are something else entirely. What are they?
||Name the Day
||Cite an actual holiday or one of those silly commemorative days, weeks or months for which you can find previous evidence, and supply a snarky description or slogan.
||Tell us a sign that the economy couldn't get worse.
||DQ Very Much
||Give us a phrase or sentence that would nip a potential relationship in the bud (or elsewhere).
||Give us an original name in any of the above categories (not an actual badly named product).
||You are on "Jeopardy!" Here are the answers. You supply one or more of the questions.
||Briefly define or sum up an existing word or short phrase, then change it very slightly and do the same with the result.
||Ripped Off From the Headlines
||Send us some Onion-type headlines.
||Combine the beginning and end of any two words appearing in any single advertisement in The Post or on washingtonpost.com, from today through Aug. 4, and then define the new word.
||Come up with a humorous name for a guide or manual for, or a book about, a particular enterprise or organization.
||The Events Described Herein Are Entirely Fictitious
||Come up with fictitious movie trivia.
||THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD INVITATIONAL
||Come up with not-quite-ready inventions, past or present.
||IT'S LIKE THIS
||Come up with really lame analogies.