||Heading for a foal -- our horse name 'breeding' contest
||Your job is to "breed" any two names of the 360 horses nominated for this year's Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to reflect both names.
||That movie is SO about you
||Name someone who was the "secret inspiration" for a certain movie.
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both of them.
||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.
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||Nyetymologies: fake word origins
||Provide a humorously untrue explanation for the derivation of a word.
||Where in the wor(l)d?
||(1) On What3words.com, find one or more humorously appropriate (or ironic) three-word codes at a particular place; or 2) find a three-word code, tell us where it is, and tell us what ought to be there.
||When you riff upon a store
||Use a wordplay on a song title as a name or slogan for a real or imagined business.
||Send us the bill
||Combine two or more names from the list of members of Congress on this page to "cosponsor" a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
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||Playing the dozens
||1. Start with any 12-letter word, name or multi-word phrase.
2. Add one letter OR drop one letter OR substitute another letter OR switch the position of two letters to create a new term, as in the examples given.
3. Define or describe the result humorously.
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||It's mating season
||"Breed" any two from the provided list of 100 of the 3-year-old racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown and name the foal to reflect both names.
||What's in a name?
||Write something about some person, real or fictional, using only the letters in the person's name.
||Give us some bad ideas
||Finish any of the provided "You know" phrases.
||Free and Lear
||Write a limerick using the first two lines of any of Edward Lear's 115 limericks plus your own remaining three lines.
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||A remeaning task
||Redefine a word in the dictionary beginning with I through O.
||Explain how the world would be different had some event not occurred.
||Doctrine in The House?
||State a humorous, original "doctrine" for a person or other entity.
||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.
||Boeing Us Silly
||Suggest some comical ways to improve air travel, either in general or for yourself.
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||Hurry Up and Slow Down!
||Suggest particular ways that would slow life down, or ways that would speed it up.
||We Har the World
||Come up with a creative name for a sports team for a town or city anywhere outside the United States.
||The Hard Spell
||Write a humorous poem featuring one of the 75 words we've selected from this year's National Spelling Bee.
||Come up with a comically false factoid.
||Send Us the Bill
||Come up legislation the newly-elected members of Congress might sponsor together.
||Everything Being Sequel
||Give a brief scenario for the sequel to a well-known movie.
||Coin the millionth words in the English language and define it. The word must end in -ion.
||Worth at Least a Dozen Words
||Interpret any of the provided cartoons as you see fit in a caption.
||Across the Wide What?
||Give us some Virginia-appropriate lyrics for "Shenandoah."
||It's Open Season
||Come up with a brand-new word and its definition. The words must begin with O, P, Q, R or S.
||Whassa Motto Wid You?
||Give us a slogan or motto for any of the states, the District or the U.S. Territories.
||A Song From Tex Arcana
||Write a verse of a song about sea urchin sushi or any of the other provided ostensibly unlyrical topics.