||Quipped from the headlines
||Write a rhyming couplet about some matter in the news.
||Change a movie title by one letter (or number, if the title includes a number) and describe the new film.
||Food for naught
||Alter the name of a food or dish slightly and describe the result.
||Mess With Our Heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on washingtonpost.com from Aug. 14 through Aug. 24 and reinterpret it by adding a "bank head," or subtitle.
||2 H |
||The Inside Word
||Take any word -- this may include the name of a person or place -- put a portion of it in quotation marks, and redefine the word.
||Offer up some entirely false medical or psychological "fact."
||Send Us the Bill
||Come up with legislation that, given their names, two or more freshman senators or representatives might sponsor together.
||Make up a pun on a familiar name of a real of fictional person and provide a fitting description or quote.
||The Ballad Box
||Write a short, humorous song somehow relating to the presidential campaign, set to a familiar tune.
||Words to The Wiseacres
||Give us some proverbs for 21st-century life.
||Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in the Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from May 31 through June 9 and come up with a question it might answer.
||Boeing Us Silly
||Suggest some comical ways to improve air travel, either in general or for yourself.
||Lies, All Lies
||Give us some humorous fictional revelation about a current or past political figure.
||Just Drop It, Okay?
||Drop the first letter from an actual word or term to make a new word or term, and define it.
||Describe for us a wildly inefficient and ridiculous way to produce or prepare an ordinary dish or beverage.
||Beggars For Description
||Describe, without being boring, a cartoon to fit any of the provided captions.
||Know Your Market
||For any of the provided photos, supply two captions: one that would appeal to The Style Invitational and one that would appeal to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
||Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from March 24 through April 2 and come up with a question it could answer.
||Come up with a comically false factoid.
||Our Greatest Hit
||Take a word, term or name that begins with E, F, G or H; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word.
||Funnies: How Time Flies
||Pull Billy of "The Family Circus" -- or any of his comic strip neighbors in The Washington Post -- out of his time warp to a different age, era or place, and provide a short storyline or dialogue or caption.
||Cut Us Some Slack
||Come up with humorous ways to be lazy.
||Give us a scenario for a horror novel based on an everyday item.
||Across the Wide What?
||Give us some Virginia-appropriate lyrics for "Shenandoah."
||Marry or otherwise combine famous names and supply the result.
||You Gotta Have Connections
||Choose any two or more items from the provided truly random list and describe how they are alike or different.
||Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article in washingtonpost.com anytime through Aug. 8 and supply a question it could answer.
||Of D.C. I Sing
||Give us a song about Washington, set to a recognizable tune.
||Give us some funny "corrections" to brighten up Page A2.
||Truly Stupendous Ideas
||Name two people with the same initials (the people can be living or dead, real or fictional) and explain how they are similar or different.
||Take a Letter -- Again
||Take a word, term or name that begins with A, B, C or D; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word.
||3 H |
||Tell us what's going on in one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Hard to Overstate
||Propose ways to make modern life just a little bit harder than it needs to be.
||Invest Case Scenario
||Suggest new companies in which it might be unwise to invest.