||Add nauseam: A plus-one contest
||Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional
||'Same difference' for a new time
||Explain how any two of the items in the provided list are similar, different or otherwise linked.
||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
||Your wish: A pun -- a star
||Tell a joke, in your choice of form, whose punchline is a pun on a song title or lyric.
||Trash talking, 1880-style
||Write a quatrain or -- heck -- two of Balliol rhyme about some person.
||AZ if -- balancing acts
||Think of a new word or two-word phrase that begins and ends -- either way -- with one of the provided "alphabetically balanced" pairs.
||Lies, damn lies, with statistics
||Tell us some bogus trivia using "statistics" or some bogus quantitative meaure.
||Restocking the Cabinet
||Explain why a particular person -- or thing -- ought to fill a Cabinet post or other U.S. government position.
||Our alliteracy campaign
||Rewrite an existing headline from any publication, print or online — about something in the news from July 20 to 31, by using alliteration.
||We beg you to differ
||Explain how any two (or more) items in the provided list are the same or different, or otherwise connected.
||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.
||3 H |
||Don't change a letter!
|| Alter a movie title only by changing word spacing, changing capitalization, and adding or deleting punctuation marks, accents, etc., then describe the result.
||Just drop it, okay?
||Drop the last letter from an existing word, phrase or name and define the result.
||B all you can B
||Change a word, phrase or name by adding one or more B's, and/or by replacing one or more letters with B's, and define your new term.
||Tabby Road -- songs for cats
||Write a song for -- or about -- cats or other animals, set to a familiar tune.
||Combine two well-known names into a Twitter handle, and write a tweet (no more than 140 characters and spaces) that that portmanteau person might write.
||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.
||Some SHARP words
||Coin a word or short term that includes all the letters S, H, A, R, and P.
||When you riff upon a store
||Use a wordplay on a song title as a name or slogan for a real or imagined business.
||Are we having funds yet?
||Suggest a humorous fundraising "challenge" for any organization.
||H H |
||Good idea! or not.
||Come up with a good idea and, through a small change in wording, a bad idea.
||The core ridiculum
||Come up with a comical class (any type of school) and provide a course catalog description.
||2 H |
||Alter some moment in history and tell us -- in no more than about 50 words -- the likely outcome.
||Just for liffs
||Use a real place name, from anywhere in the world, as a new term.
||The 'Sty'le Invitational
||Choose any word, name, or short term; emphasize a key, suddenly pertinent part of it with quotation marks; then redefine the word.
||'Might' makes ink
||Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates.
||H H |
||Come up with a term by scrambling any of the letters sets in the provided list, and define it.
||H H |
||Write a "univocalic" newspaper headline -- one that uses only one vowel throughout.
||The news at 5
||Write a limerick about a recent news event.
||Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back.
||Write a caption for any of the five provided cartoons.
||Clue us in
||Come up with creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||It's a ... a ...
||Create a new superhero (or duo) and describe the superpower, or not-very-superpower.
||Send us the bill
||Name a piece of legislation "cosponsored" by two or more of the 98 new House and Senate members provided.
||2 H |
||Overlap dance II
||Create a phrase that overlaps two terms, each of two words or more, and describe the result.
||The end of our rhops
||Write a funny passage or headline whose words all have the same number of letters.
||Create a phrase by combining a word or phrase with an anagram of that word or phrase, and define or describe it.
||Of all the nerve!
||Give us a humorous example of hypothetical chutzpah.
||Putting the SAT in satire
||Give us an analogy using "a is to b as x is to y."
||They don't say!
||Give us a quote that a particular person, present or past, real or fictional, sooo wouldn't have said.
||Slightly alter a well-known foreign-language term and define it.
||Write a very short four-line “poem” promoting a product or company, or offering advice to drivers; the poem must rhyme, in ABAB or ABCB rhyme scheme. A fifth, non-rhyming line may state the product name or a conclusion.
||Bill us now
||Combine the names of two or more members of Congress as co-sponsors of a bill.
||Choose any two items from the list above and explain why they are alike or are different from each other.
||Humorously define or describe something or someone in exactly 10 words.
||Cast a joke in one of the forms listed above.
||It's easy as DEF
||Create a brand-new word or phrase that contains a block of three successive letters in the alphabet; the series must go forward in the alphabet, not backward.
||Pretty Graphic Expressions
||Express some insight as an equation or other mathematical expression.
||The Pepys Show
||Write a humorous diary or journal entry for someone, famous or not, for any point in history.
||Opus 266, No. 3
||Take any common word or two-word term beginning with any letter from A through H and give it a new definition.
||Haven't Got a Clue
||Make all the clues in the provided crossword ooh-clever or at least ah-that's-funny, even the little words.
||Spell a word backward and define the result, somehow relating the definition to the original word.