||Catch their drift
||Take any sentence from an article or ad in The Washington Post or washingtonpost.com from Dec. 3 to Dec. 13 and translate it into "plain English."
||Combine the names of any two pro sports teams -- even from different sports -- and describe the result.
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||What's in a name?
||Take the name of a person or institution. Find within it a hidden message.
||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.
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||Here are your 12 possible answers. Tell us your joke in the form of a question, please.
||Overlap two words that share two or more consecutive letters -- anywhere in the word, not just at the beginning or end -- into a single longer word, and define it. AND your portmanteau word must begin with a letter from A through D.
||Provide a caption for any of these pictures.
||Clue Us In
||You supply one or more clues for the words in a filled-in grid.
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||What Kind of Foal Am I?
||Breed any two of the more than 400 horses eligible for this year's Triple Crown races and provide an appropriate name for their foal.
||Clue Us In
||Compile a set of funny alternative clues to a crossword penned by Ace Constructor Paula Gamache.
||The Back End of a Bulwer
||Give us a comically terrible ending of a novel.
||The Ballad Box
||Write a short, humorous song somehow relating to the presidential campaign, set to a familiar tune.
||Our Greatest Hit
||Start with a word or multi-word term that begins with I, J, K or L; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter or transpose two adjacent letters; and define the new word.
||Combine the beginning and end of any two words appearing in any single advertisement in The Post or on washingtonpost.com, from today through Aug. 4, and then define the new word.
||Come up with a humorous name for a guide or manual for, or a book about, a particular enterprise or organization.
||Find any sentence (or a substantive part of a sentence) that appears in the Post or in an article on washingtonpost.com from May 31 through June 9 and come up with a question it might answer.
||Another Time Around the Track
||Breed any two of the winning "offspring" included in this week's results, and name THEIR foal.
||Describe any of these Googlewhacks in the form of a question, "Jeopardy"-style.
||Gorey Thoughts From A to Z
||Send us some rhyming alphabet-primer couplets.
||We Err The World
||Give us a motto or short slogan for any country in the world.
||You OED Us One
||Make up a humorous and false definition for any of the words listed below.
||No River, No Woods
||Send us a funny parody of a well-known song, with lyrics that commemorate an occasion other than Christmas or Hanukkah.
||Just Drop It, Okay?
||Drop the first letter from an actual word or term to make a new word or term, and define it.
||The Course of Humor Events
||Sum up a historical event in a two-line rhyme or other clever and pithy epigram.
||We Har the World
||Come up with a creative name for a sports team for a town or city anywhere outside the United States.
||Ticket to Write
||Write a jingle for a business (or its product), organization or government agency, set to a Beatles song.
||Mess With Our Heads
||Take any headline, verbatim, appearing anywhere in The Washington Post or on Washingtonpost.com from July 30 through Aug. 7 and reinterpret it by adding either a "bank headline," or subtitle, or the first sentence of an article that might appear under it.
||Haven't Seen It
||Make up a new plot for an existing movie title.
||Take a Letter -- Again
||Take a word, term or name that begins with A, B, C or D; either add one letter, subtract one letter, replace one letter, or transpose two letters; and define the new word.
||Combine the names of any two countries in the world and describe the new hybrid country.
||Set Us Right
||Send us conservative-leaning humor in any of the provided genres.
||Oh, for Namesakes!
||Take two people, real or fictional, who share some element of their names and explain the difference between them.