||Beat the banned with euphemisms
||Come up with creative euphemisms for the provided words, or for other words that might offend someone or other.
||The song remains the sa
||Supply a real song title that has the end or beginning -- or, what the heck, both -- chopped off and describe it.
||The an(n)als of civilization
||Briefly describe some "bad day in history" -- you may be creative in what you classify as such -- and sum it up with a humorous heading.
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||The mama of all humor
||Write a [Someone’s] Mama joke for some well-known figure, past or present, real or fictional.
||Food for naught
||Alter the name of a food or dish slightly and describe the result.
||Combine two full words within any single article appearing in The Washington Post or on washingtonpost.com into a hyphenated compound word, and define or otherwise describe the result.
||Clue Us In
||You supply one or more clues for the words in a filled-in grid.
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||A Big To-Do
||Name a "bucket list" item for a well-known real or fictional character.
||Spit the Difference
||How are any of the items on the list above alike or different?
||Clue Us In
||Compile a set of funny alternative clues to a crossword penned by Ace Constructor Paula Gamache.
||Words to The Wiseacres
||Give us some proverbs for 21st-century life.
||Make It Simile, Stupid
||Translate a sentence or two of literature or other good writing so that "Los Angeles residents under 40" can appreciate it.
||Come up with a humorous name for a guide or manual for, or a book about, a particular enterprise or organization.
||The Events Described Herein Are Entirely Fictitious
||Come up with fictitious movie trivia.
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||Gorey Thoughts From A to Z
||Send us some rhyming alphabet-primer couplets.
||Slightly change the name of an existing or former TV show to create a program that can scab the writers' strike.
||What Would YOU Do?
||Use only the words appearing in "The Cat in the Hat" to create your own work of "literature" of no more than 75 words.
||Hyphenate the beginning and end of any two multi-syllabic words appearing anywhere in the July 16 Style or Sunday Arts section, and then define the compound.
||Suggest some bad advice for new arrivals to this country (legal or illegal).
||Cut From the Chase
||Write an original John-Bunnell-style wrap-up to a crime story -- or one for a more minor transgression.
||Take any sentence that appears in The Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com anytime from now through June 26 and supply a question it could answer.
||How Low Will You Go?
||Humiliate yourself for ink, and a stupid prize.
||Mess With Our Heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Post or on washingtonpost.com from today through next Sunday, and change its meaning by adding either a "bank headline," or subtitle, or the first sentence of an article that might appear under it.
||You are on "Jeopardy!" Above are the answers. Send us the questions.
||Redefine any word from the dictionary.
||Take any two of the provided items and explain how they resemble or differ from each other.
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||Mate the clones of any two famous real people, living or dead--a male and a female, please--and hypothesize what traits or skills their offspring might have.
||Come up with a terse review (four words or fewer) of any work of art.
||HYPHEN THE TERRIBLE
||Take any story in today's paper, find a word that breaks with a hyphen at the end of a line, and combine it with the second half of different hyphenated word in the same story. Then supply a definition for the new hybrid word.
||WHEN IN DOUBT, PUN
||Take any headline in today's Post and improve it by somehow turning it into a pun.