1493 Frankly speaking with feghoots Tell a feghoot -- a mini-story (a ridiculous one is fine) that ends in a groaner pun on a familiar expression, title, line from a song, etc. H
1353 What's playing at the retroplex Change a movie title to its "opposite" by reversing one or more words; then describe the new movie. H
1307 One-for-one for all Replace one letter in an existing word, name or multi-word phrase with one different letter (in the same place in the word) and define or describe the result. H
1197 Picture This -- It's a Bob Staake caption contest Write a caption for any of the cartoons provided. H H
1195 Don't change a letter! Alter a movie title only by changing word spacing, changing capitalization, and adding or deleting punctuation marks, accents, etc., then describe the result. I H H H H H
1185 The Rorschach of the crowd Interpret one of more of the provided genuine inkblots. You may look at them upside down or sideways. H
1182 Where in the wor(l)d? (1) On, find one or more humorously appropriate (or ironic) three-word codes at a particular place; or 2) find a three-word code, tell us where it is, and tell us what ought to be there. I H
1144 Someone else's business Name a real brand, along with something else it would be a better name for. H
1142 Two-faced tweets Combine two well-known names into a Twitter handle, and write a tweet (no more than 140 characters and spaces) that that portmanteau person might write. H H
1139 A little sixty-four play Fashion an entry by selecting one element from each of the provided menu groups. Make sure you indicate the combination you chose (e.g., 2-C-iii). H
1138 Show us your touché Offer an elegantly snide (and original) insult of anyone living or dead. H
1131 One man's trash Suggest a humorous way to reuse one or more of the items listed above -- or anything else advertised on H
1128 Drone for a loop Give us some novel uses for a CICADA micro-drone, assuming that anyone can get one, and that it can have a micro-camera, micro-grips, etc. H
1127 From the creators of . . . Think up a spinoff of a real TV series, past or present, and furnish a description or bit of dialogue. H
1126 Picture this Provide a humorous caption for any of the cartoons provided. H
1118 Breed 'em and weep Breed any two of the provided 100 racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown events and name the foal the reflect both names. 4
1103 Themes good enough for us Suggest an existing song to be used as the theme for a TV series or program for comic effect. H
1100 Pun and ink -- the feghoot Contrive an elaborate scenario that ends in a novel groaner pun on a familiar expression, title, etc. H
1087 The core ridiculum Come up with a comical class (any type of school) and provide a course catalog description. H
1079 Little piddle riddle Ask a question and answer it with a rhyme. H
1071 A pair of threes Choose two or three entities represented by a single three-letter combination at and say how they are alike or different. H
1067 A(t)tribute to your wit Alter a well-known quote slightly and attribute it to someone else. H 2
1065 The ands have it Slightly alter ANY well-known phrase in the form "A-and-B" -- it doesn't have to be Latinate/Anglo-Saxon -- and define it. I
1058 Eastwood Ho Create a good-bad-ugly progression. H
1034 What's to like? Supply an original joke of the form "I like my [your choice] the way I like my [something else of your choice]: [some clever, funny parallel]. H
1031 The 'Sty'le Invitational Choose any word, name, or short term; emphasize a key, suddenly pertinent part of it with quotation marks; then redefine the word. H
1009 What's in a name? Write something about some person, real or fictional, using only the letters in the person's name. H
1001 Make us ROFL Give us a funny, original acronym. H 3
967 Overlap dance II Create a phrase that overlaps two terms, each of two words or more, and describe the result. H
966 Inkremental change Start with any word or name, and create a series of words that change by one letter at a time, until you come up with a related word or name. L
965 Foaling around Breed any two of the horses in this year's Triple Crown races and name their foal. 2
949 Analogies Give us an analogy using "a is to b as x is to y." H
941 They don't say! Give us a quote that a particular person, present or past, real or fictional, sooo wouldn't have said. H
939 MASH 2: The Retread Combine two movie titles and describe the result. H
932 We'll call them your-mama jokes Tell us an original "your mama" joke. H
925 A remeaning task Redefine a word in the dictionary beginning with I through O. H
918 Colt Following Breed any two "foals" in today's results, or one foal with one of the real horse names used in today's entries--and name the "grandfoal." The name may not exceed 18 characters, including spaces, and your entry shouldn't remotely duplicate any of today's results. H
913 Bring up the rear Move the last letter of an existing word or name to the front of the word, and define the new term. H
912 Pair-a-phrase Lift a word that appears inside a longer word; pair it with the original word to create a phrase; and define it. H
911 Help! Create a short humorous dialogue -- or a monologue featuring one party -- of a phone call to 911, or a call for help to someone else. I
904 We move on back Move the first letter in a word or name to the end of that word and define the resulting word. H
895 Picture this Supply a caption for any of these cartoons. W
872 Har Monikers Combine the first parts of each word in a famous person's or character's name -- in order -- and define it or use it in a sentence that somehow refers to its source. H H
871 Remarquees Change a movie title by one letter (or number, if the title includes a number) and describe the new film. H
666 Bedevil Us Give a mini-sermon explaining how some innocuous object or event signals the End of Days. H
663 Worth at Least a Dozen Words Interpret any of the provided cartoons as you see fit in a caption. T H 2
661 Name Any Good Movies Lately? Give us a funny new title for an existing movie. H
658 Not in the Cards Send us ideas for cards that would likely be ruled "FBN" (Funny, But No) by Hallmark but F&YYY by the Empress. H
654 It Plays to Recycle Come up with funny ways to recycle things, people, writing (except for your old Invitational entries) or ideas. H
651 Show Us Some Character Add a character to a book or movie and tell us what happens in it. H
650 King Us Give us a scenario for a horror novel based on an everyday item. H
648 Caller IDiot Name a product or company and supply a stupid question to ask the consumer hotline person. H
644 Winter Limp Picks Brighten up the Winter Olympics with some new events and rules. Alternatively, you can suggest a commercial or ad campaign that could be tied in with the Winter Games or one of its sports. H H
643 The Post's Mortems Give us a rhyming poem about some notable who died in 2005. T
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
641 Dreck of All Trades Come up with a business that combines two or more disparate products or services, and tell us its name and/or something else funny about it. H H H
640 Whassa Motto Wid You? Give us a slogan or motto for any of the states, the District or the U.S. Territories. H H H
639 What's the Small Idea? Do you have a senseless idea for improving the day-to-day lives of everyday Americans? H H
634 Mess With Our Heads Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on from today through next Sunday, and change its meaning by adding either a "bank headline," or subtitle, or the first sentence of an article that might appear under it. T
633 Your Secret Here! Send us some original secrets (they don't have to be true). H
632 Live On, Sweet, Earnest Reader (Inc.) Give us an original backronym for a company or product. A backronym is a fake etymology that often gets in a little dig at the subject. H
631 Picture This What's going on in any of these cartoons? H
627 Per-Verse Write a limerick or other short poem with comically awful rhyming. H
626 Course Light Come up with a comical college class, along with a description for the course catalog. W H
625 Haven't Seen It Make up a new plot for an existing movie title. H
624 Limerixicon 2 Supply a limerick based on any word in the dictionary (except proper nouns) beginning with bd- through bl-. H