||Let's be equinoxious with fictoids about spring
||Tell us some untrue trivia about springtime or things that happen or happened in the spring.
||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.
||Shoot us some oops
||Tell us a concise original joke that revolves around a typo or misheard word.
||Pick me up at work, okay?
||Give a pickup line from someone in a particular profession, or from a particular person or fictional character.
||Tour de Fours XVI -- It's the LIAR club
||Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block L-I-A-R and describe it.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1334 through Week 1359.
||H H |
||The Year in Redo, Part 1
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1307 through 1333, except for Weeks 1309-1311.
||2020 vision -- the year in preview
||Name some humorous news event to happen in 2020.
||H H H H |
||Back up in the air (quotes)
||Write a sentence or two and highlight an "air quote" that spans two or more words (and two sentences if you like).
||Ask Backwards 38
||Sixteen "answers" are provided. Tell us the questions.
||As the Word turns 5: Taking our vowels
||"Discover" a word or multiword term that consists of adjacent letters -- in any direction or several directions -- in the provided grid, and provide a humorous definition.
||What's playing at the retroplex
||Change a movie title to its "opposite" by reversing one or more words; then describe the new movie.
||3 H |
||Hee-rotica -- Steamy prose for unsteamy life
||Write a short steamy scene (100 words would be considered long) about a non-steamy event.
||H H |
||Explain humorously how any two or more of the provided items are alike, different or otherwise connected.
||The confaketionary -- food fictoids
||Tell us some comically false "fact" about food, drink or dining.
||Two ways about it
||What's something (printable) you could say in two -- or more -- of the provided situations.
||Mull 'er over: A search for collision
||Combine any two words, names, abbreviations, etc., from anywhere in the redacted Mueller report, in a two-word or hyphenated phrase and define it.
||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.
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 horses and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Stand up and jeer
||Give us some original standup jokes that would have been good at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
||Selected shortened subjects
||Delete one or more letters from the beginning or end (or both) of a movie title and describe the resulting movie.
||Pumping Prime: Amazon reviews
||Send us a humorous "review" (like the provided samples from our earlier contests) for any of the provided items.
||Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in the Post or another publication, in print or online, dated Feb. 21-March 4, and pair it with a question it might answer.
||The Tile Invitational VI
||Create a five-, six-, or seven-letter word (or phrase) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||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.
||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.
||H H |
||Bill Us Now -- 'joint legislation'
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of the new members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose
||H H |
||Neologisms in TOUR de Fours XV
||Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block T-O-U-R and describe it. The letters may be in any order.
||Nextra! Nextra! The year in preview
||Name some humorous event to happen in 2019.
||H H |
||The Year in Redo, Part 1
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1255 through Week 1281.
||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.
||All the muse that's fit to print
||Present a "what if" scenario and explain its effect.
||Ask Backwards 37
||Fifteen "answers" are provided. Tell us the questions. Do one or more, up to a total of 25 A&Q's.
||A different type o' headline contest
||Change a letter in an article or ad in the Post or another publication dated Sept. 13-24 by adding or subtracting one letter; substituting a letter; transposing two letters; or changing spacing or punctuation; and then add a "bank head."
||Really, now? A matter of degree.
||Tell us an indication to some problem, followed by an even more dire sign.
||Humorously translate or explain some part of the U.S. Constitution.
||3 H H |
||Fake gnus: bogus animal trivia
||Tell us a fictoid -- a humorously false "fact" -- about the nonhuman animal kingdom.
||Your results may vary
||Write a funny disclaimer or warning for some product or service.
||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.