||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.
||Picture This -- cartoon captions
||Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.
||Check your (homo)phones
||Invent a homophone--a word that sounds the same as an existing word but is spelled differently--and define it.
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||Spinoff x Time Is Now = Grandfoals Week!
||"Breed" any two of the 65 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||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.
||"Breed" any two names from the provided list of 100 horses and name the foal to reflect both names.
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||Bobbing for Witte words
||Come up with both an object/situation and a neologism for it.
||Colt following: The 'grandfoals'
||"Breed" any two of the 68 foal names that got ink this week, and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names, in the style of today's inking entries.
||Come into Beeing with neologisms
||From any of the 15 provided Spelling Bee letter sets, coin a new term of one or two words and define it humorously. You may also supply an especially clever or funny definition of a real term.
||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.
||What lies (are) ahead for 2018
||Jokingly predict some news event to happen in 2018.
||The Loser Community gets a week off (actually two) from writing contest entries and will have to find something else to do during staff meetings, sermons, romantic breakups, etc.
||"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.
||Write a haiku that incorporates a pun.
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||Send us the bill: Our 'joint legislation' game
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
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||C'mon, be honest with us
||Write something in roughly the form "If X were more honest, (then) Y."
||Derby or not Derby
||"Breed" any two of the provided racehorses nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont; and name the foal to reflect both names.
||Your ad here
||Slightly alter an advertising slogan so that someone else could use it.
||Give us an untrue anecdote responding to one of these past Editor's Query topics.
||Write a humorous poem about someone who died in 2009.
||Create a new homonym (or homophone) for any existing word and define it.
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||Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from Dec. 11 through Dec. 21 and come up with a question it might answer.
||Enter any Style Invitational from Week 790 through Week 840, except for Week 793 and Week 798.
||Provide a caption for any of these pictures.
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||Combine two comic strips that appear in The Washington Post or at washingtonpost.com/comics and describe the results.
||Mess With Our Heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on washingtonpost.com from Aug. 14 through Aug. 24 and reinterpret it by adding a "bank head," or subtitle.
||Another Game of Tag
||Create vanity plates for well-known people, real or fictional.