||Haven't read it -- mis-subtitle a book
||Choose any book title listed on Amazon and misinterpret it by adding a subtitle.
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided cartoons.
||Ask Backwards XXXIX
||The answers are provided. You supply the questions.
||Don't you want to see new places?
||Change any place name slightly and describe the new place.
||Clue us in
||Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||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.
||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.
||Lies, damn lies, with statistics
||Tell us some bogus trivia using "statistics" or some bogus quantitative meaure.
||H H |
||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 |
||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."
||Your results may vary
||Write a funny disclaimer or warning for some product or service.
||Mind your P's and B's (and more)
||Replace one or more P's in a word, name, or multi-word term with a B or with another letter and define or describe the results.
||Mess with our (or other) heads
||Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline appearing in The Post (print or online) or another publication and dated March 1-12 by writing a bank head.
||Suggest an ill-advised spokesman (dead or alive, or fictional), along with a humorously noooo slogan or jingle.
||Beat the banned with euphemisms
||Come up with creative euphemisms for the provided words, or for other words that might offend someone or other.
||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.
||Tour de Fours XIV: SANT is coming
||Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter-block S-A-N-T; the letters may be in any order, but there may be no other letters between them.
||Inkorporation--a change-one-letter contest
||Change the name of a present or past business, store or agency (not just a product) by adding one letter, deleting one letter, transposing two letters or substituting one letter for another.
||Thanking outside the box
||Tell us something to be thankful for.
||Ask Backwards 36
||Choose any of the 15 provided items and follow it with a question that it could humorously answer.
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||C'mon, fess up!
||Send us a brief "confession" -- there will be categories for true and just-kidding.
||Call us reprehensible …
||Complain in a humorously missing-the-point way about something that has appeared in The Washington Post (in print or online) recently, or in another publication.
||H H |
||Give us a "then/now" joke.
||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.
||H H |
||D-E-F Comedy Jam (or E-D-F, etc.)
||Coin a threeword phrase (you may add an insignificant word or two) whose words begin with D, E and F — in any order — and describe it.
||O pedantry, O pedantry
||Give us some humorous pedantry.
||A so-so contest (How so-so is it?)
||Write a humorous exaggeration in the form "x is so y that …"
||Clue us in -- a reverse crossword
||Supply clever, funny clues to up to 25 of the 72 words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||Plan C -- a third candidate?
||Explain why some novel person (or thing) should be president; you could also suggest a president-veep ticket.
||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.
||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 W |
||Put it in reverse
||Spell a word, name or phrase backward and define the result in a way that relates to the original.
||A remeaning task
||Redefine an existing word or two-word term beginning with P through Z.
||What have we here?
||Tell us what one or more of these objects really are.
||H H |
||Stick it to us with a magnet
||Suggest a new Style Invitational honorable-mention magnet.
||H H |
||Show us your touché
||Offer an elegantly snide (and original) insult of anyone living or dead.
||Our type o' headline
||Change a headline in an article or ad in the Washington Post and then add a "bank head" or subtitle.
||Our occasional parodies
||Write a song celebrating someone's birthday or other personal occasion (rather than, say, a holiday), set to a familiar tune.
||Fictoids of Columbia
||Tell us some humorously untrue “facts” about Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area.
||The year in redo
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1047 through Week 1097, except for Week 1050.
||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".
||It's the stupidity, stupid
||Write us stupid questions that will make us laugh.
||Give us some fake sports trivia.
||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.
||Make us ROFL
||Give us a funny, original acronym.