||Get thee to a funnery
||Add a character (or more) to a Shakespeare play and supply some resulting dialogue.
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||Versus' verses in a rap battle
||Write a mini-"rap" between any two characters, real or fictional, as in the provided ERB example.
||Check your (homo)phones
||Invent a homophone--a word that sounds the same as an existing word but is spelled differently--and define it.
||Hits and Googles
||Find us either a Googlenope -- a phrase in quotation marks that generates no previous hits -- or a Googleyup, a phrase that surprisingly does have hits.
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||Write a caption for one or more of the provided pictures.
||Tour de Fours XIV: SANT is coming
||Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter-block S-A-N-T; the letters may be in any order, but there may be no other letters between them.
||Offer a quote from a script whose title you've given a different plot.
||That movie is SO about you
||Name someone who was the "secret inspiration" for a certain movie.
||The Tile Invitational IV
|| Give us a five-, six- or seven-letter word (or two words) by scrambling the letters of any of the provided sets and define it.
||Clue us in -- a backward crossword
||Supply clever, funny clues to up to 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
||Stick it to us with a magnet
||Suggest a new Style Invitational honorable-mention magnet.
||Yux Redux: Play on a foreign phrase
||Make a word play on a foreign phrase or term (or English phrase using foreign words) and describe it.
||We want hue so bad
||Invent a name for a color and describe it.
||Breed 'em and weep
||Breed any two of the provided 100 racehorses nominated for this year's Triple Crown events and name the foal the reflect both names.
||Fictoids of Columbia
||Tell us some humorously untrue “facts” about Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area.
||Bank shots: Mess with (y)our heads
||Quote a headline appearing in the Washington Post, washington.com or another publication, print or headline, dated May 22 to June 1, and supply a "bank" headline that either misinterprets it, as in the examples above, or comments wryly on it.
||Clue us in
||Come up with up to 25 creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms that appear in the provided grid.
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||The Empy 500
||Explain what news Bob Staake is trying to tell in any of the provided drawings.
||What's to like?
||Supply an original joke of the form "I like my [your choice] the way I like my [something else of your choice]: [some clever, funny parallel]."
||Supply a humorous limerick significantly featuring any English word, name or term beginning with "fa-".
||Explain the symbolism "obviously" evident in any well-known site, artwork, etc., in 75 words or fewer.
||Built for two
||Give humorous related names for any pair of features in a given building, organization, etc.
||'Might' makes ink
||Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates.
||What's the diff?
||Explain how any two of the provided items are alike or different.
||Come up with a term by scrambling any of the letters sets in the provided list, and define it.
||Write a riddle that uses a pun of a person's name in the answer.
||Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 946 through Week 995, except for Week 948.
||Give us a sentence or short dialogue that would be a lot funnier if a word in it were mistaken for a homophone of that word.
||Breed any two "foals" in today's results, and name the grandfoal.
||Overlap dance II
||Create a phrase that overlaps two terms, each of two words or more, and describe the result.
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||Breed any two of the horses in this year's Triple Crown races and name their foal.
||The Grossery Bag?
||Suggest a design and/or slogan to go on the side of the ardently desired Style Invitational Loser Bag.
||The overlap dance
||Send us a Before & After "person" whose name combines two people's names, real or fictional (okay, you can use animals' names, too), and describe the person in a funny way.
||Take any sentence (or a major part of it) that appears in the Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com anytime from now through March 19 and supply a question it could answer.
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||The end of our rhops
||Write a funny passage or headline whose words all have the same number of letters.
||Write a clever passage whose successive words are one letter longer until the middle of the passage, and then become one letter shorter.
||Clue us in
||Come up with creative, funny clues for the words and multi-word terms in the crossword puzzle that's already run in The Post.
||Give us an idea for a contest for which there's likely only one good entry.
||Slightly alter a well-known foreign-language term and define it.
||Your ad here
||Slightly alter an advertising slogan so that someone else could use it.
||Mess with our heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on washingtonpost.com from Sept. 10 through Sept. 20 and reinterpret it by adding a "bank head."
||Our greatest hit
||Start with a real word or multi-word term or name that begins with Q, R or S; add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter with another, or transpose two adjacent letters; and define the new word.
||Let's play Nopardy
||Describe any of the above phrases in the form of a question.
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||No Googlenopes left
||Come up with a humorous Googlenope.
||Make up a false definition for any of the words listed below.
||Up and addin'
||Compose a humorous rhopalic sentence (or multiple sentences) in which each word is one letter longer than the previous word.
||Write a description for any of 50 genuine Loser-created neologisms.
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||Enter any Style Invitational from Week 790 through Week 840, except for Week 793 and Week 798.
||Here are your 12 possible answers. Tell us your joke in the form of a question, please.
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||Food for naught
||Alter the name of a food or dish slightly and describe the result.
||Frittering away the neurons
||Give us some more colorfully useful phrases; they don't have to be in the X'ing-the-Y form.