893 Give us a hint Write a humorously witty story in 25 words or fewer. H
795 Stimulate Us Tell us what the government ought to be spending our money on. H
740 Give Us a Hint Offer clues in various situations that something isn't working out well. H
733 Just Drop It, Okay? Drop the first letter from an actual word or term to make a new word or term, and define it. H
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
664 A Thousand Times?! No! Come up with a new signature line for Russell Beland's -- or anyone else's -- e-mails. H
652 Ask Backward You are on "Jeopardy!" Above are the answers. You supply the questions. H
651 Show Us Some Character Add a character to a book or movie and tell us what happens in it. T
647 Paste Imperfect Change a headline or sentence that appears in the Post or on through Feb. 6 either by deleting up to 40 consecutive characters from it or by adding 40 consecutive characters from the same article or ad. 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
639 What's the Small Idea? Do you have a senseless idea for improving the day-to-day lives of everyday Americans? H
631 Picture This What's going on in any of these cartoons? H
528 Ask Backwards You are on "Jeopardy!" These are the answers. What are the questions? H H
516 Err Apparent Come up with unwise things to say in any of the provided circumstances. H
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. H
465 Hyphen the Terrible Take the first half of any word or word combination in today's Post that is broken by a hyphen at the end of a line, and combine it with the second half of any other hyphenated word from the same story, and define the new word that is formed. 3
462 Cast Away Come up with a terrible bit of miscasting in a movie or TV show, past or present, real or imagined. T
457 Letter Rip Give us the beginning of a letter to the editor that is certain never to see print. W H
278 THE STALE INVITATIONAL Begin with a word. Add, subtract or change a single letter only, and then provide a new definition. H
238 CHALK IT UP TO STUPIDITY Propose apologies for yourself in the style of Bart Simpson writing on his blackboard. H
177 SOUNDS LIKE TROUBLE Tell us what any of the provided sounds are. 5
97 NEWTONIAN PHILOSOPHY Come up with more Newt Gingrich philosophy to explain the differences between men and women, Democrats and Republicans, dogs and cats, whatever needs explaining. H
34 INSPECT A GADGET What do these machines do? H