868 Count the ways Give us some musings of a technical wonk. H
845 Reologisms Write a description for any of 50 genuine Loser-created neologisms. H H
806 DQ Very Much Give us a phrase or sentence that would nip a potential relationship in the bud (or elsewhere). H
789 Doctrine in The House? State a humorous, original "doctrine" for a person or other entity. H
757 Gorey Thoughts From A to Z Send us some rhyming alphabet-primer couplets. H
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. H H 1
673 Mess With Our Heads Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Washington Post or on from July 30 through Aug. 7 and reinterpret it by adding either a "bank headline," or subtitle, or the first sentence of an article that might appear under it. H
665 Your One-in-a-Million Coin the millionth word in the English language and define it. The word must end in -ion. 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
642 It's Open Season Come up with a brand-new word and its definition. The words must begin with O, P, Q, R or S. H
633 Your Secret Here! Send us some original secrets (they don't have to be true). 2
611 Ask Backwards, Erudite Edition You are on "Jeopardy!" Here are the sophisticated answers. You supply the questions. H
589 Hyphen the Terrible (New Edition!) Combine the beginning of any multi-syllabic word in this week's Invitational with the end of any other multi-syllabic word in this column (or in this week's Web supplement) to coin a new word, and then define it. H
586 God's Will (and Won't) Complete either of the following: "If God hadn't wanted us to ----, God wouldn’t have ----"; "If God had wanted us to ----, God would have ----. H
581 Evil Things in Store Think of evil or just plain stupid practices that the staff of a retail or other establishment might perpetrate. H
578 Ask Backwards You are on "Jeopardy!" Above are the answers. Send us the questions. H
577 Teledubbies Slightly change the title of a TV show, past or present, and describe it. H
573 Thine Ad Goest Here Propose biblical and other literary passages, poems, etc., that could benefit from product placement. 2
559 Your Slogan Here Come up with a clever slogan or sign for a business. H
551 Lost in Translation Find us some comical translations-and-back using Google translator. Feed some passage of English text into the tool--25 words max--and ask it to translate it into one of the five languages offered; then copy the result back into the tool and ask it to translate that back to English. H
514 Ask Backwards You are on "Jeopardy!" These are your answers. What are the questions? H
481 Homonymphomania Create a new homonym of any existing word, and define. The new word must be spelled in such a way that is obviously pronounced identically to the original word. H
476 Portmanteautapping Make a new word by squishing together two existing words. The constituent words must share at least two letters. H
464 Cursive Writing Come up with a new curse for this millennium. H
449 Cut and Pastiche Create a new, funny headline from the words of any headlines appearing anywhere in today's Post. You cannot subdivide words. H H
443 Sick Humor Come up with modern diseases of Washington life. H 5