1498 V for Verses -- misuse a word in a poem Write a short (eight lines or fewer), humorous poem that uses one or more words in other than their actual meanings. H H
1496 Same Difference -- compare two items on this list Tell us humorously how any two (or more) items on the provided list are alike or different, or linked in some other way. H
1486 No can do: Signs of incompetence Give us a clue that someone was incompetent in a given field. H
1484 Two ways about it What's something (printable) you could say in two -- or more -- of the provided situations. W
1462 Time for a new career? Tell what would happen if any two people switched professions or other roles. H
1395 Add nauseam: A plus-one contest Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional H
1390 'Same difference' for a new time Explain how any two of the items in the provided list are similar, different or otherwise linked. H
1384 Of course there are stupid questions! Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation. H
1379 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. H
1372 Trash talking, 1880-style Write a quatrain or -- heck -- two of Balliol rhyme about some person. H
1346 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. H
1316 Lies, damn lies, with statistics Tell us some bogus trivia using "statistics" or some bogus quantitative meaure. H
1273 Restocking the Cabinet Explain why a particular person -- or thing -- ought to fill a Cabinet post or other U.S. government position. H
1237 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. H
1224 We beg you to differ Explain how any two (or more) items in the provided list are the same or different, or otherwise connected. H
1210 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. H 3
1195 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. H
1187 Just drop it, okay? Drop the last letter from an existing word, phrase or name and define the result. H
1165 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. H
1154 Tabby Road -- songs for cats Write a song for -- or about -- cats or other animals, set to a familiar tune. H
1142 Two-faced tweets 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. 2
1130 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. H
1112 Some SHARP words Coin a word or short term that includes all the letters S, H, A, R, and P. H
1111 When you riff upon a store Use a wordplay on a song title as a name or slogan for a real or imagined business. 4
1092 Are we having funds yet? Suggest a humorous fundraising "challenge" for any organization. H H
1091 Good idea! or not. Come up with a good idea and, through a small change in wording, a bad idea. H
1087 The core ridiculum Come up with a comical class (any type of school) and provide a course catalog description. H 2
1064 HistoRebuffs Alter some moment in history and tell us -- in no more than about 50 words -- the likely outcome. H
1036 Just for liffs Use a real place name, from anywhere in the world, as a new term. H
1031 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. H
1026 'Might' makes ink Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates. H H
1021 'Gram theft Come up with a term by scrambling any of the letters sets in the provided list, and define it. H H
1017 Vowel play Write a "univocalic" newspaper headline -- one that uses only one vowel throughout. H
1012 The news at 5 Write a limerick about a recent news event. H
1011 Top these! Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back. H
1010 Picture this Write a caption for any of the five provided cartoons. W
1007 Clue us in Come up with creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid. H
1006 It's a ... a ... Create a new superhero (or duo) and describe the superpower, or not-very-superpower. H
1005 Send us the bill Name a piece of legislation "cosponsored" by two or more of the 98 new House and Senate members provided. H 2
967 Overlap dance II Create a phrase that overlaps two terms, each of two words or more, and describe the result. H
961 The end of our rhops Write a funny passage or headline whose words all have the same number of letters. 4
955 Twits' twist Create a phrase by combining a word or phrase with an anagram of that word or phrase, and define or describe it. H
950 Of all the nerve! Give us a humorous example of hypothetical chutzpah. H
949 Analogies Give us an analogy using "a is to b as x is to y." H
941 They don't say! Give us a quote that a particular person, present or past, real or fictional, sooo wouldn't have said. H
936 Hoho contendere Slightly alter a well-known foreign-language term and define it. H
927 Drive-By Shoutings 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. H
903 Bill us now Combine the names of two or more members of Congress as co-sponsors of a bill. H
883 Same difference Choose any two items from the list above and explain why they are alike or are different from each other. 2
860 Ten, Anyone? Humorously define or describe something or someone in exactly 10 words. H
859 Can't goods Cast a joke in one of the forms listed above. 2
853 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. W
807 Pretty Graphic Expressions Express some insight as an equation or other mathematical expression. 3
803 The Pepys Show Write a humorous diary or journal entry for someone, famous or not, for any point in history. H
749 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. H
691 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. H
684 Backtricking Spell a word backward and define the result, somehow relating the definition to the original word. H