1395 Add nauseam: A plus-one contest Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional P
1368 Picture This -- cartoon captions Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons. H
1367 Pick me up at work, okay? Give a pickup line from someone in a particular profession, or from a particular person or fictional character. H
1340 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. H
1338 Picture This -- cartoon captions Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons. H
1327 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. P
1308 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. H
1307 One-for-one for all Replace one letter in an existing word, name or multi-word phrase with one different letter (in the same place in the word) and define or describe the result. H
1303 Neologisms to di- for Replace a digraph in an existing word or phrase with another digraph to make a new term. H
1272 The hex files: creative curses Come up with a creative curse. H
1267 Jingle bungle Suggest an ill-advised spokesman (dead or alive, or fictional), along with a humorously noooo slogan or jingle. H
1083 Everybody get appy Offer up an idea for either a humorously useful app or a humorously counterproductive one. P
1081 It's the stupidity, stupid Write us stupid questions that will make us laugh. H
1026 'Might' makes ink Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates. H
1023 Hai there, Martians! Write one or more humorous haiku that will greet the Martians or share a little nugget of what life is like on Earth. H
1022 What's the diff? Explain how any two of the provided items are alike or different. H
1011 Top these! Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back. H
895 Picture this Supply a caption for any of these cartoons. H
888 It's the eponymy, stupid Coin a word or expression based on the name of a well-known person, define it, and perhaps use it in a sentence H
883 Same difference Choose any two items from the list above and explain why they are alike or are different from each other. H
772 Make It Simile, Stupid Translate a sentence or two of literature or other good writing so that "Los Angeles residents under 40" can appreciate it. H
762 Look This Up in Your Funk & Wagnalls Supply the pair of terms listed at the top of a page of any print dictionary to indicate the first and last listings on the page, and define that hyphenated term. H
760 Whacksy Buildup Describe any of these Googlewhacks in the form of a question, "Jeopardy"-style. H H
747 Boeing Us Silly Suggest some comical ways to improve air travel, either in general or for yourself. H
717 Pitch Us a No-Hitter Send us some genuine Googlenopes. A Googlenope is a phrase or very brief sentence that, entered into the Google search engine with quotation marks around it, produces no hits. H
715 Your Mug Here Send us an idea for a slogan for the back of the new Loser T-shirt. H H
714 Amalgamated Steal Merge two or more company or product names into a new, ORIGINAL company or product. H
707 What Would YOU Do? Use only the words appearing in "The Cat in the Hat" to create your own work of "literature" of no more than 75 words. H
706 Questionable Journalism Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article on from March 24 through April 2 and come up with a question it could answer. H
705 Simile Outrageous Come up with funny analogies, perhaps with some 21st-century references. H
704 Another Game of Tag Create vanity plates for well-known people, real or fictional. H
699 Our Greatest Hit Take a word, term or name that begins with E, F, G or H; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word. 2
652 Ask Backward You are on "Jeopardy!" Above are the answers. You supply the questions. H
648 Caller IDiot Name a product or company and supply a stupid question to ask the consumer hotline person. H
598 Site Gags Come up with an appropriate name for a cafeteria--or meeting room, or an employee lounge, or some other workplace spot--for a particular institution. H H H
511 It All Impends Tell us what is something unusual about to happen in the provided cartoons. H
508 Letter Rip Take a word from the dictionary, add, change, or delete a single letter, and redefine the word. H
18 PUNCH US IN THE EAR Give us a motto for The Washington Post. H
15 PUNCH US Complete any of the provided jokes in 75 words or fewer. L