||That is the question
||Choose a line from Shakespeare (or a significant part of a line) and pair it with a question that the line could humorously answer.
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||The year in redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1230 through Week 1254.
||The year in redo, Part 1
||Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1203 through Week 1229, except for Weeks 1205 and 1206.
||Fashion x fiction: More fake trivia
||Tell us some totally bogus trivia about clothing or fashion.
||Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in The Post or another publication, in print or online, dated Sept. 21-Oct. 2, and pair it with a question it might answer.
||Less taste, more fill-in
||Give us a novel clue for any word or phrase in which the remaining letters in the provided crossword puzzle fit, across or down.
||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.
||The Loser Community gets a week off (actually two) from writing contest entries and will have to find something else to do during staff meetings, sermons, romantic breakups, etc.
||TankaWanka 3: Haiku Plus Tu
||Write a TankaWanka about something that's been in the news lately. The poem must consist of five lines of 5, 7, 5, 7 and 7 syllables in that order. And at least two of the lines must rhyme.
||Name and describe a new life form -- and no letter in the term may be used twice.
||Colt following: The 'grandfoals'
||"Breed" any two of the 61 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents names.
||Who's kidding whom?
||Take two people from history, past or present, and tell what their child would be like
||O pedantry, O pedantry
||Give us some humorous pedantry.
||Mess with our -- or anyone else's -- heads
||Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline appearing in the Post (print or online or another publication dated March 9-20) by writing a bankhead, or subtitle.
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||The Tile Invitational IV
|| Give us a five-, six- or seven-letter word (or two words) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||Do-over the do-over -- enter any of the year's contests
||Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1149 to 1202, except for Week 1152, last year's do-over.
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||Could we just have a do-over? Yes, we could.
||Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1149 to 1201, except for Week 1152, last year's do-over.
||H H H W |
||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.
||Give it to us straight
||Take any sentence from an article or ad in any publication dated Oct. 20 to Oct. 31 — or from an online article dated within that period — and translate it into “plain English,”
||Hyphen the Terrible
||Combine either half of a hyphenated word or compound term with either half of another such term to create a new hyphenated term, and describe the result humorously.
||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.
||The 15 provided phrases above are the answers. You provide the questions to as many as you’d like (up to 25 entries total).
||The Rorschach of the crowd
||Interpret one of more of the provided genuine inkblots. You may look at them upside down or sideways.
||Tinker with the recipe
||Slightly change the name of a food or brand of food (or something else in the food industry) and describe it, or write a slogan, jingle, etc.
||Pieces of 'Pie'
||Write a short passage -- an observation, a joke, a dialogue, a poem, anything -- using only words that appear in the song "American Pie".
||Take a sentence (or most of a sentence) that appears in text (not a headline) in The Washington Post or on washingtonpost.com dated March 10-21 and make up a question that the sentence could answer
||An 8-year Re-Onion
||Write a fictional Onion-type headline.
||What have we here?
||Tell us what one or more of these objects really are.
||Clue us in -- a backward crossword
||Supply clever, funny clues to up to 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||The meter's running
||Suggest actions in daily life that should require a time limit -- maximum or minimum -- and come with an appropriate penalty for running over (or under).
||Right in the pampootie
||Write a humorous short poem (eight lines or fewer) incorporating one of the 50 provided words.
||Provide a humorous caption for any of the cartoons provided.
||The Tile Invitational III
||Give us a five-, six-, or seven-letter word (or two words) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided seven-letter sets.
||You got another sing coming
||Write a song about a topic or person lately in the news, set to a familiar tune.
||Themes good enough for us
||Suggest an existing song to be used as the theme for a TV series or program for comic effect.
||Futz your sign
||Select a line from one of the horoscopes appearing anytime from Nov. 6 through Nov. 17 in the Washington Post's daily Style or on washingtonpost.com and "clarify" it with a translation or extra "information".
||You're only as rich as you fee
||What are some really bad ideas for various businesses to make a few more bucks?
||It's E-Z Find-a-Word -- your own!
||Create a word or multi-word term that consists of adjacent letters -- in any direction or several directions -- in the provided grid, and provide a humorous definition.
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||It's the stupidity, stupid
||Write us stupid questions that will make us laugh.
||Weather or nuts
||Coin a term relating to the weather, climate, etc. -- either literal or figurative -- and define it.
||Just redo it
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1000 through Week 1046.
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||Tour de Fours X: Go SANE
||Create a new word or two-word term containing the letter block S-A-N-E -- in any order, but consecutively, and define it.
||Combine any of the words in Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, in any order, to create a humorous sentence or longer passage.
||Just for liffs
||Use a real place name, from anywhere in the world, as a new term.
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||Combine the names of two or more of the First Congress senators and/or representatives to create "joint legislation".
||Write a clever, funny definition for any of the Loser-concocted neologisms from Week 1014 as well as from Week 1000 that deserve better definitions than their creators offered at the time.
||Faux re mi
||Give us some humorously false trivia about music or musicians.
||Re-arrange all the words in the title of a movie, and describe the resulting work.
||Trends and neighbors
||Choose any two items on the provided list and explain how they are alike or different.
||Punch Us Again
||Take any comic from the daily Washington Post during the next week and make it better by changing the contents of the final word balloon.
||Create a list of 25 names, each linked in some way to the name before, and you must begin and end with Mary Ann Madden.