||Oh, you don't really mean that
||"Define" inaccurately and humorously any of the provided words.
||Sign right here
||Write a funny message for the overhead highway sign.
||Phony money -- tell us fake financial trivia
||Tell us some fake trivia about money or the financial system.
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided cartoons.
||Time for a new career?
||Tell what would happen if any two people switched professions or other roles.
||It's the eponymy, stupid
||Create an eponym -- a word based on the name of a well-known person -- define it, and perhaps use it in a humorous sentence.
||Do adjust your set: TV anagrams+
||Use all the letters of any TV show (including streamed ones), past or present, to create new show; or it can be an episode of the original.
||What is Ask Backwards XL?
||You are on "Jeopardy!"; various answers are provided. You provide the questions.
||Haven't read it -- mis-subtitle a book
||Choose any book title listed on Amazon and misinterpret it by adding a subtitle.
||Could have said it worse ourselves
||Give us a humorously bad "first draft" of a famous line from history, literature or entertainment.
||Putting the 'anoid' in humanoid
||Humorously describe some aspect of our current society as a space alien and/or future anthropologist might interpret it.
||H H |
||Let's have a get-together
||Begin with a real name; append to it a word, name or expression so that they overlap; and finally define or "quote" the resulting phrase or name.
||Clue us in -- and we spill the beans
||Write novel clues for as many as 25 answers in the provided grid, across or down, first substituting your own letters for any covered ones.
||H H H |
||Put it in bee-verse -- poems with spelling words
||Write a humorous poem of eight lines or fewer that includes at least one of the words used in Round 8 or later of this year's bee; OR: write a joke in Q&A form that uses at least one of the words.
||Same difference, or missing links
||Choose any two (or more) items from the utterly random list above and say how they're different, alike or otherwise linked.
||Nothing but the untruth: Fake trivia about the law
||Give us some bogus trivia about the law -- lawyers, courts, judges, police, odd laws, terminology, what have you.
||2 H |
||One-offs: A 'typo' neologism contest
||You're a fat-fingered typist: Change a word, name or phrase by either adding or substituting one letter that's adjacent (in any direction) to the original one on a regular QWERTY keyboard, or by doubling the correct letter.
||Haven't seen it: Fun with movie titles
||Misinterpret a movie title in a supposed plot description.
||The On-Our-Way-Back Machine
||Tell us how (in some funny way) things will be different as we emerge from the pandemic.
||Legends of the fall -- more fictoids
||Tell us some bogus trivia about autumn, or things that happen (or have happened) in autumn.
||Back on track with our classic 'foal' contest
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2020 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||The hex files: creative curses
||Come up with a creative curse.
||Yodel Doyle's praises with a D-O-Y-L-E neologism
||Coin a new word or phrase that contains the letters D, O, Y, L and E.
||Fashion x fiction: More fake trivia
||Tell us some totally bogus trivia about clothing or fashion.
||3 H H |
||Send us the bill: Our 'joint legislation' game
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
||The definitive dozen
||Supply a word, name or multi-word term along with a wry definition or description; together, the term and description must total exactly 12 words.
||4 H H |
||Nyetymologies: fake word origins
||Provide a humorously untrue explanation for the derivation of a word.
||Just drop it, okay?
||Drop the last letter from an existing word, phrase or name and define the result.