||What is Ask Backwards XL?
||You are on "Jeopardy!"; various answers are provided. You provide the questions.
||Back to racing speed with the 'foals'
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2021 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously play off both parents' names.
||We Bee back -- a neologism contest
||From any of the 30 provided Spelling Bee letter sets, coin a new term or phrase and describe it humorously. You must use the first letter in the set (anywhere in the word) plus any or all of the others, as often as you like.
||Send us the bill -- '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.
||Back on track with our classic 'foal' contest
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2020 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously reflect the parents' names.
||Clue us in
||Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||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.
||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
||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.
||H H |
||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 word 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.