||Mess With Our Heads
||Reinterpret an actual headline (or a major part of it) by adding a bank head, or subtitle.
||Prime time for some Amazon reviews
||Send us a humorous "review" for any of the provided Amazon-listed items.
||Trash talking, 1880-style
||Write a quatrain or -- heck -- two of Balliol rhyme about some person.
||The Tile Invitational VII
||Create a five-, six-, or seven-letter word (or phrase) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||What's in a name?
||Write something about a well-known person, real or fictional, using only the letters in that person's name.
||Picture This -- cartoon captions
||Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Clue us in
||Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1334 through Week 1359.
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||The Year in Redo, Part 1
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1307 through 1333, except for Weeks 1309-1311.
||It's parody time!
||Write a satirical song about anything in the news right now, set to a familiar tune.
||Ask Backwards 38
||Sixteen "answers" are provided. Tell us the questions.
||Here's inspo for new-word poems
||Write a poem of eight lines or fewer featuring one or more of these recent additions to m-w.com.
||Write a clever, funny definition for any of the provided Loser-concocted words and phrases, and/or show they'd be used.
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||Well, that's just great -- Itís Limerixicon XVI
||Supply a humorous, previously unpublished limerick significantly featuring any English word, name or term beginning with "gr-".
||Portmanteautapping from E to R
||Coin a portmanteau word beginning with E through R, in which the words overlap by at least two letters, and describe it.
||Not-ables -- slightly alter a famous name
||Slightly alter the name (make sure the original is obvious) of a famous personage -- past or present, real or fictional -- and describe the resulting nonpersonage, or offer a quote from that person, or both.
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||Songs for a modern error
||Write humorous lyrics about some modern woe, set to a familiar tune.
||Two ways about it
||What's something (printable) you could say in two -- or more -- of the provided situations.
||Check your (homo)phones
||Invent a homophone--a word that sounds the same as an existing word but is spelled differently--and define it.
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||We'll call them Spellimericks
||Write a humorous limerick that's an acrostic: a pertinent five-letter word or name spelled out by the first letter of each line.
||Shakespeare + Thee: Tailgaters
||Select any line from a work by Shakespeare (poetry or prose) and pair it with your own line to create a humorous rhyming couplet.
||Hooked on 'classic': a do-over
||Summarize a book or play by any author, or retell a scene (or even a moment) from one, in the style of some other person.
||Mess with our (or anyone's) heads
||Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline (or a big part of a headline) by writing a bank head, or subtitle.
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 horses and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Pumping Prime: Amazon reviews
||Send us a humorous "review" (like the provided samples from our earlier contests) for any of the provided items.
||Love the tiny tail stain!
||Create an anagram -- a phrase or sentence with the letters rearranged -- of any text (except merely someone's name), of any length.
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||Punku 2: Haiku with puns
||Create a haiku containing a pun or similar wordplay.
||Lies, damn lies, with statistics
||Tell us some bogus trivia using "statistics" or some bogus quantitative meaure.
||Clue us in -- our reverse crossword
||Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the 74 words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||Nextra! Nextra! The year in preview
||Name some humorous event to happen in 2019.
||PolitiCaroling: A song parody contest
||Write a song about something in the news lately -- political or otherwise -- using a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's tune.
||Hits and Googles
||Find us either a Googlenope -- a phrase in quotation marks that generates no previous hits -- or a Googleyup, a phrase that surprisingly does have hits.
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||It's parody time: Oldies for newsies
||Write some song lyrics about something in the news these days, set to a familiar tune.