||What's playing at the retroplex
||Change a movie title to its "opposite" by reversing one or more words; then describe the new movie.
||Hee-rotica -- Steamy prose for unsteamy life
||Write a short steamy scene (100 words would be considered long) about a non-steamy event.
||What concept will you be for Halloween?
||Give us a creative, clever idea for a timely Halloween costume (for one or more people) or an idea for a party or other activity. You may even send us a photo of an actual new costume you've created this year.
||Revise and extend these remarks
||Go to congress.gov/congressional-record and click on the PDF for any day's Congressional Record. Choose any sentence (or substantial part of one) and write a question that it could answer.
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||Explain humorously how any two or more of the provided items are alike, different or otherwise connected.
||Write a clever, funny definition for any of the provided Loser-concocted words and phrases, and/or show they'd be used.
||AZ if -- balancing acts
||Think of a new word or two-word phrase that begins and ends -- either way -- with one of the provided "alphabetically balanced" pairs.
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||The confaketionary -- food fictoids
||Tell us some comically false "fact" about food, drink or dining.
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||Well, that's just great -- Itís Limerixicon XVI
||Supply a humorous, previously unpublished limerick significantly featuring any English word, name or term beginning with "gr-".
||MRGRS: Mash 2 abbrevs.
||Combine two acronyms or other abbreviations, whether of entities or expressions, into one big one, and describe it, offer a slogan for the new organization, etc.
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||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.
||Songs for a modern error
||Write humorous lyrics about some modern woe, set to a familiar tune.
||Picture This -- cartoon captions
||Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Lidder me this: anagram riddles
||Write a Q&A joke (or an A followed by a Q, if you're into "Jeopardy!") in which the punchline contains an anagram or one or more relevant words or names.
||Put it in bee-verse! Or . . .
||Write a humorous poem of eight lines or fewer that includes at least one of the provided words, used in Round 9 or later of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee; OR: write a joke in Q&A form that uses at least one of the words.
||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.
||Check your (homo)phones
||Invent a homophone--a word that sounds the same as an existing word but is spelled differently--and define it.
||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.
||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.
||Hooked on 'classic': a do-over
||Summarize a book or play by any author, or retell a scene (or even a moment) from one, in the style of some other person.
||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.
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||Selected shortened subjects
||Delete one or more letters from the beginning or end (or both) of a movie title and describe the resulting movie.