||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1440 through 1464.
||Fork over some (new) Spoonerisms
||Write and original Q-A joke featuring a spoonerism.
||And we quote: 'It's Parody Time'
||Write humorous first-person lyrics for a song "by" some particular person.
||Do adjust your set: TV anagrams+
||Use all the letters of any TV show (including streamed ones), past or present, to create new show; or it can be an episode of the original.
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||Good idea! Or not.
||Cite a "good idea' and, with a small change of wording, a "bad idea".
||As the Word Turns
||"Discover" a word or multiword term that consists of adjacent letters -- in any direction or several directions, up, down, back, forth, diagonally -- in the provided grid, and provide a humorous definition.
||Let's have a get-together
||Begin with a real name; append to it a word, name or expression so that they overlap; and finally define or "quote" the resulting phrase or name.
||Hear, hear -- it's Limerixicon XVIII
||Supply a humerous, previously unpublished limerick significantly featuring any word, name or term beginning with "he-".
||Clue us in -- and we spill the beans
||Write novel clues for as many as 25 answers in the provided grid, across or down, first substituting your own letters for any covered ones.
||\'Rick rolling: songs as limericks
||Sum up or otherwise reflect a well-known song as a limerick.
||It's parody time!
||Write a satiric song about anything in the news these days.
||One-offs: A 'typo' neologism contest
||You're a fat-fingered typist: Change a word, name or phrase by either adding or substituting one letter that's adjacent (in any direction) to the original one on a regular QWERTY keyboard, or by doubling the correct letter.
||Haven't seen it: Fun with movie titles
||Misinterpret a movie title in a supposed plot description.
||Who needs Peeps when we have CICADAS?
||Create a witty visual artwork that includes at least one real cicada or cicada casing (the body-shaped shell from which the insect emerges) and send us a photo of it.
||Go ahead, mate my bay: Grandfoals
||"Breed" any two of this week's inking foal names and name the "grandfoal."
||Back to racing speed with the 'foals'
||"Breed" any two of the provided names of the 100 horses nominated for the 2021 Triple Crown races and name the "foal" to humorously play off both parents' names.
||Quote a line or so from any Shakespeare work, and exemplify it with a contemporary quote, real or imagined.
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||Rocky of ages, or Badenov for you?
||State any historical event -- right up to 2021 -- in the provided "A, or B" format.
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||We Bee back -- a neologism contest
||From any of the 30 provided Spelling Bee letter sets, coin a new term or phrase and describe it humorously. You must use the first letter in the set (anywhere in the word) plus any or all of the others, as often as you like.
||Alternaugural Address '21
||Write a humorous passage -- a "quote", an observation, a joke, a dialogue, a poem, anything -- using only words that appear in Biden's inaugural address.
||Singing on the job -- a parody contest
||Write a humorous "work song" for any job or profession. Set it to any well-known tune.
||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.
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||Tour de Fours XVII: Just Undo It
||Coin a word or multi-word term containing the letters U-N-D-O -- consecutive but in any order -- and describe it.
||The Year in Redo, Part 1
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1360 through 1387, except for Weeks 1361-1363.
||We're finna give you some new words
||Write a poem of eight lines or fewer featuring one or more of the provided terms. The terms must be used as they're defined in the new m-w.com listing.
||Jumble bells -- anagram a song line
||Rearrange all the letters in a song title, or a line (or more if you dare!) from a song. Optional: Offer a parody of the original tune (or a few lines of it) that refers to the new title.
||Back end of a Bulwer
||Write a humorously awful final sentence or two to an imaginary novel.
||Skip a groove: Drop a letter or more from a song title
||Drop one or more letters from somewhere in the middle of a song title and describe the new song, and/or quote some lyrics from it.
||The news could be verse
||Write a poem based on a recent news article, in which the lines' first letters spell out the title or subject of the poem.
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||Okay, once more around the track
||"Breed" any two of the provided foal names that got ink in Week 1400 and name the offspring to reflect both parents' names.
||How hai? A joke-haiku contest
||Write a joke (roughly) in the "It's so xxx" genre as a haiku.
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||Hail Limerixicon XVII: Write a limerick featuring a 'ha-' word
||Supply a humorous, previously unpublished limerick significantly featuring any English word, name or term beginning with "ha-".
||Two movies, one line
||Cite a real or coined line, or give a description, that could work for two different movies, plays or TV shows.
||No-covid zone -- a neologism contest
||Coin a new word or phrase that lacks C, O, V, I and D and describe it.
||Turning around a business
||Create a business, product, organization or similar entity that contains a word, name or phrase and its anagram, and describe it.
||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
||Let's be equinoxious with fictoids about spring
||Tell us some untrue trivia about springtime or things that happen or happened in the spring.
||Your wish: A pun -- a star
||Tell a joke, in your choice of form, whose punchline is a pun on a song title or lyric.
||Versus' verses in a rap battle
||Write a mini-"rap" between any two characters, real or fictional, as in the provided ERB example.
||What's in a name?
||Write something about a well-known person, real or fictional, using only the letters in that person's name.
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||Pick me up at work, okay?
||Give a pickup line from someone in a particular profession, or from a particular person or fictional character.
||Clue us in
||Supply clever, funny clues for as many as 25 of the words and multi-word terms in the provided grid.
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||The Year in Redo, Part 1
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1307 through 1333, except for Weeks 1309-1311.
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||The lyin' in winter: Seasonal fictoids
||Give us some untrue trivia about winter or things that occur in winter.
||Back up in the air (quotes)
||Write a sentence or two and highlight an "air quote" that spans two or more words (and two sentences if you like).
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||What to your wondering eyes will appear?
||Write a humorous passage -- a "quote", an observation, a joke, a dialogue, a poem, anything -- using only words that appear in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (a.k.a "The Night Before Christmas").
||The inside word
||Highlight part of a word, name or short phrase in "air quotes" to give the word a new meaning or description.
||Revise and extend these remarks
||Go to congress.gov/congressional-record and click on the PDF for any day's Congressional Record. Choose any sentence (or substantial part of one) and write a question that it could answer.
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||Not-ables -- slightly alter a famous name
||Slightly alter the name (make sure the original is obvious) of a famous personage -- past or present, real or fictional -- and describe the resulting nonpersonage, or offer a quote from that person, or both.
||Chapter and worse
||Tell or describe a Bible story, or another classical or folk tale, very briefly (75 words would be lengthy) in the voice of a particular author or other person.