||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided cartoons.
||What is Ask Backwards XL?
||You are on "Jeopardy!"; various answers are provided. You provide the questions.
||As the Word Turns
||"Discover" a word or multiword term that consists of adjacent letters -- in any direction or several directions, up, down, back, forth, diagonally -- in the provided grid, and provide a humorous definition.
||Could have said it worse ourselves
||Give us a humorously bad "first draft" of a famous line from history, literature or entertainment.
||Putting the 'anoid' in humanoid
||Humorously describe some aspect of our current society as a space alien and/or future anthropologist might interpret it.
||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.
||Skip a groove: Drop a letter or more from a song title
||Drop one or more letters from somewhere in the middle of a song title and describe the new song, and/or quote some lyrics from it.
||This is the year that is
||Describe the year 2020 in a novel, colorful metaphor or simile. You may also offer an original graphic.
||Don't you want to see new places?
||Change any place name slightly and describe the new place.
||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
||4 H |
||Mess With Our Heads
||Reinterpret an actual headline (or a major part of it) by adding a bank head, or subtitle.
||4 H H |
||Portmanteautapping from E to R
||Coin a portmanteau word beginning with E through R, in which the words overlap by at least two letters, and describe it.
||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.
||H H |
||Check your (homo)phones
||Invent a homophone--a word that sounds the same as an existing word but is spelled differently--and define it.
||We'll call them Spellimericks
||Write a humorous limerick that's an acrostic: a pertinent five-letter word or name spelled out by the first letter of each line.
||Choose a headline or sentence from The Post or another publication, print or online, dated May 9-20, 2019. Then change that headline or other text by:
A. Deleting up to 40 consecutive characters from it (put brackets around the deleted text);
B. Adding up to 40 consecutive characters from the same article or ad (write the additions in capital letters);
or C. Both A and B, as long as the added text goes at the end of your headline or sentence.
||Mess with our (or anyone's) heads
||Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline (or a big part of a headline) by writing a bank head, or subtitle.
||Lies, damn lies, with statistics
||Tell us some bogus trivia using "statistics" or some bogus quantitative meaure.