1187 Just drop it, okay? Drop the last letter from an existing word, phrase or name and define the result. H
1160 A remeaning task Redefine an existing word or two-word term beginning with P through Z. H
1158 What have we here? Tell us what one or more of these objects really are. H H
1146 Stick it to us with a magnet Suggest a new Style Invitational honorable-mention magnet. H
1141 Mess with our heads Reinterpret (or comment wryly on) a headline appearing in the Post (print or online) Sept. 17-28 by writing a bankhead, or subtitle. H
1130 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. H
1126 Picture this Provide a humorous caption for any of the cartoons provided. H
1110 The mama of all humor Write a [Someone’s] Mama joke for some well-known figure, past or present, real or fictional. H
1085 Eww-venirs: Ideas for gift shops Suggest a humorous--but NOT horribly tasteless--tchotchke, T-shirt, etc., from a real or imagined gift shop at a particular tourist site. H
1060 Picture this Write a caption, or captions, for one or more of the provided cartoons. H H
1059 With parens like these . . . Add some words in parentheses to a well-known song title to make it funnier in some way. H
1056 Weather or nuts Coin a term relating to the weather, climate, etc. -- either literal or figurative -- and define it. H
1055 Oh, K! This week, to commemorate both Kevin Dopart and his 1K ink blots: Change a word, phrase or name by adding one or more K's, and define your new term. H
1031 The 'Sty'le Invitational Choose any word, name, or short term; emphasize a key, suddenly pertinent part of it with quotation marks; then redefine the word. P
949 Analogies Give us an analogy using "a is to b as x is to y." P
919 Good Luck With 13 Alter a 13-letter word, phrase or name by one letter (add a letter, drop a letter, switch two letters somewhere in the word, or substitute one letter for another) and describe the result. 3
873 Back to Square 1A Replace the shaded letters in this grid with your own letters to come up with a different word or phrase -- either an existing word or one you make up -- and define it humorously. 4
862 Be cheerful Send us a cheer or fight song for any pro sports team or any national team. P
834 Fractured Compounds Combine two full words within any single article appearing in The Washington Post or on into a hyphenated compound word, and define or otherwise describe the result. W
817 Flopflip Reverse the first half and second half of a word or name and define the result. H
686 It's Baaaaack! Explain why you, or anyone else in particular, ought to have this fine oil-on-panel by Fred Dawson of Beltsville, or what it might be used for. H
607 Contest Fodder Created! Produce absurdly parochial views of historical events. H H