||Be invitationally correct
||Give us a funny "correction" that a newspaper or magazine might offer.
||Haven't read it -- mis-subtitle a book
||Choose any book title listed on Amazon and misinterpret it by adding a subtitle.
||Give it to us straight
||Take any sentence from an article or ad in any publication (print or online) dated July 29 through Aug. 9, 2021, and intepret it in “plain English".
||\'Rick rolling: songs as limericks
||Sum up or otherwise reflect a well-known song as a limerick.
||Haven't seen it: Fun with movie titles
||Misinterpret a movie title in a supposed plot description.
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided cartoons.
||Think of a book, movie or song title. Then pair its creator, star, singer, etc., with an unrelated "collaborator" to produce a wordplay on the title.
||Send us the bill -- 'joint legislation'
||Combine two or more names from the provided list of the new members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose.
||Back end of a Bulwer
||Write a humorously awful final sentence or two to an imaginary novel.
||Pick me up at work, okay?
||Give a pickup line from someone in a particular profession, or from a particular person or fictional character.
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||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.
||Two ways about it
||What's something (printable) you could say in two -- or more -- of the provided situations.
||Selected shortened subjects
||Delete one or more letters from the beginning or end (or both) of a movie title and describe the resulting movie.
||Punku 2: Haiku with puns
||Create a haiku containing a pun or similar wordplay.
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||Tell us some humorously bogus trivia about the news media or the publishing or broadcasting industries.
||Suggest an ill-advised spokesman (dead or alive, or fictional), along with a humorously noooo slogan or jingle.
||H H |
||Playing the short game
||Using the three-letter Olympic national abbreviations and/or the abbreviation for any college, tell what would happen if one abbreviated team played another.
||Post mortems -- our annual obit poem contest
||Write a humorous poem of no longer than eight lines about someone who died in 2017.
||That movie is SO about you
||Name someone who was the "secret inspiration" for a certain movie.
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||Name and describe a new life form -- and no letter in the term may be used twice.
||H W |
||The Ideas of March
||Suggest a march for some group or field, along with one or more slogans. (You might also, or instead, comment on the march with some pertinent wordplay.)
||We beg you to differ
||Explain how any two (or more) items in the provided list are the same or different, or otherwise connected.
||Post again out to mislead public!
||Write a humorously sensationalistic, misleading headline on an otherwise mundane article or ad published in The Post or elsewhere from April 13 to April 24.
||H H H H |
||Who's kidding whom?
||Take two people from history, past or present, and tell what their child would be like
||O pedantry, O pedantry
||Give us some humorous pedantry.
||Write a haiku that incorporates a pun.
||4 H H |
||Band on the pun
||Alter the name of a music group or performer slightly -- not necessarily by just one letter, but enough so it's obvious what the original is -- and describe it in some way.
||A(t)tribute to your wit
||Alter a well-known quote slightly and attribute it to someone else.
||Less taste, more fill-in
||Give us a novel clue for any word or phrase in which the remaining letters in the provided crossword puzzle fit, across or down.
||H H |
||Give us some fake sports trivia.
||H W |
||Combine the names of two or more of the First Congress senators and/or representatives to create "joint legislation".
||'Might' makes ink
||Give us a joke using any of the using any of the provided "you might be" templates.
||H H |
||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.
||The news at 5
||Write a limerick about a recent news event.
||H H |
||Your ad here
||Slightly alter an advertising slogan so that someone else could use it.
||H H L |
||Your mug here
||Give us a new design for the Loser Mug.
||Change a movie title by one letter (or number, if the title includes a number) and describe the new film.
||H H |
||Begin with a real name; append to it a word, name or expression so that they overlap; and finally define (humorously, of course) the resulting phrase.
||3 H |