||Mind your P's and B's (and more)
||Replace one or more P's in a word, name, or multi-word term with a B or with another letter and define or describe the results.
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||A la'ugh' a minute with 'air quotes'
||Highlight part of a word, name or short phrase in "air quotes" to give it a new meaning or description.
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||Colt following: The 'grandfoals'
||"Breed" any two of the 68 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names, in the style of today's inking entries.
||Heading for a foal -- our horse name 'breeding' contest
||Your job is to "breed" any two names of the 360 horses nominated for this year's Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to reflect both names.
||The year in redo, Part 1
||Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1203 through Week 1229, except for Weeks 1205 and 1206.
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both of them.
||Write a haiku that incorporates a pun.
||Do-over the do-over -- enter any of the year's contests
||Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1149 to 1202, except for Week 1152, last year's do-over.
||Colt following -- It's time for the grandfoals
||"Breed" any two of the 57 foal names that got ink this week and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||So what's to liken?
||Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different, or connect the some other way.
||2 H |
||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.
||A deviant character
||Change the name of person or animal -- real or fictional -- by adding or subtracting one letter; substituting one letter for another; or switching the positions of two nearby letters, and describing the results.
||Yux Redux: Play on a foreign phrase
||Make a word play on a foreign phrase or term (or English phrase using foreign words) and describe it.
||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").
||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.
||Colt following -- our grandfoals contest
||"Breed" any two of the foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect the parents' names.
||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 _____."
||A(t)tribute to your wit
||Alter a well-known quote slightly and attribute it to someone else.
||Alter some moment in history and tell us -- in no more than about 50 words -- the likely outcome.
||With parens like these …
||Add some words in parentheses to a well-known song title to make it funnier in some way.
||Weather or nuts
||Coin a term relating to the weather, climate, etc. -- either literal or figurative -- and define it.
||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.
||Combine any of the words in Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, in any order, to create a humorous sentence or longer passage.
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||The cinquain feeling
||Write a clever cinquain. The five-line form is straightforward: first line, two syllables; second line, four syllables; third line, six; fourth line, eight; fifth line, two.
||In so many words
||Create an original backronym for a name or other term, especially one that's been in the news lately.
||Breed any two of this week's winning foals and name the grandfoal.
||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.
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||A Life-Time opportunity
||Combine two magazines or journals and describe the result, supply a marketing pitch, or suggest a story or two that it might publish.
||H H |
||Write a question that "ought to" be on a qualifying test for a particular job.
||A reason to rhyme the news
||Write a short verse about something that's been in the news recently.
||A real triple crown
||The horses in this week's list either produced no inking "foals" in Week 965, or ran in the Kentucky Derby but weren't on the initial list. "Breed" any two and name the foal.
||Breed any two "foals" in today's results, and name the grandfoal.
||Write a "wellerism," a sentence that starts with a quote, often a short proverb, and goes on to include some sort of wordplay on something in the quote.
||Give us some bad ideas
||Finish any of the provided "You know" phrases.
||Say that again
||Double a word, or use a word and its homophone, to make a phrase, and define it.
||Putting the SAT in satire
||Give us an analogy using "a is to b as x is to y."
||Slightly alter a well-known foreign-language term and define it.
||Create a new chemical element or other chemical term.