||Bill Us Now -- 'joint legislation'
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of the new members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose
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||Picture this -- or these
||This week you have two choices: (1) Write a caption for one or more of these pictures, or (2) explain what is wrong with the picture. You might also combine two pictures into one -- or all four into one.
||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.
||H H |
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Provide a funny caption for any of the provided cartoons.
||Inkorporation--a change-one-letter contest
||Change the name of a present or past business, store or agency (not just a product) by adding one letter, deleting one letter, transposing two letters or substituting one letter for another.
||Give us a "then/now" joke.
||Less taste, more fill-in
||Give us a novel clue for any word or phrase in which the remaining letters in the provided crossword puzzle fit, across or down.
||Who's kidding whom?
||Take two people from history, past or present, and tell what their child would be like
||As the word turns
||Create a word or multi-word term that consists of adjacent letters -- in any direction or several directions -- in the provided grid, and provide a humorous definition.
||The 15 provided phrases above are the answers. You provide the questions to as many as you’d like (up to 25 entries total).
||Just drop it, okay?
||Drop the last letter from an existing word, phrase or name and define the result.
||The Rorschach of the crowd
||Interpret one of more of the provided genuine inkblots. You may look at them upside down or sideways.
||Plan C -- a third candidate?
||Explain why some novel person (or thing) should be president; you could also suggest a president-veep ticket.
||A remeaning task
||Redefine an existing word or two-word term beginning with P through Z.
||3 H |
||What have we here?
||Tell us what one or more of these objects really are.
||You're giving us a bad name
||Cite a REAL brand name, past or present, note its original use, and then say what sort of product, organization, etc., that name would be bad for.
||The Tile Invitational III
||Give us a five-, six-, or seven-letter word (or two words) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided seven-letter sets.
||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.
||When you riff upon a store
||Use a wordplay on a song title as a name or slogan for a real or imagined business.
||Send us the bill
||Combine two or more names from the list of members of Congress on this page to "cosponsor" a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
||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.
||It's mating season
||"Breed" any two from the provided list of 100 of the 3-year-old racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown and name the foal to reflect both names.
||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.
||Just for liffs
||Use a real place name, from anywhere in the world, as a new term.
||The Empy 500
||Explain what news Bob Staake is trying to tell in any of the provided drawings.
||Built for two
||Give humorous related names for any pair of features in a given building, organization, etc.
||Faux re mi
||Give us some humorously false trivia about music or musicians.
||Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back.
||Send us the bill
||Name a piece of legislation "cosponsored" by two or more of the 98 new House and Senate members provided.