Style Invitational
Style Invitational
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Style Invitational Week 1090: Talk undirty to us, in a poem with a ‘rude-sounding’ word
But you have to use “jerkinhead,” “clatterfart,” etc., in a poem correctly. Plus readers’ winning neologisms.
 
Style Invitational Week 1089: It’s E-Z Find-a-Word — your own! (But our way.)
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 3:04 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1088: Our winning F-word limericks! (No, not that F-word.)
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 2:11 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1087: The core ridiculum — courses you’d like to see
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 2:54 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1086: Play the dozens with 12-letter words
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 3:44 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1085: Eww-venirs
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 3:17 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1084: Fi-, fo- ... go! It’s Limerixicon XI
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2014; 3:05 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1083: Good thing there’s no app for that
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 2:56 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1082: Band on the Pun — slightly alter the name of a music act
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 2:44 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1081: It’s the stupidity, stupid — be a dumb-ask
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 2:58 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1080: The dactyls and the terror
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2014; 2:59 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1079: Little riddle rhymes; and the winning car ‘fictoids’
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2014; 2:44 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1078: Hyphen the Terrible — neologisms plus winning parodies
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 1:55 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1077: Time marches Swiftly; plus a run of bank headlines
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2014; 3:10 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1076: Double dactyls and ScrabbleGrams neologisms
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2014; 2:17 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1075: Falsity is Job One — write some fake auto trivia
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2014; 2:56 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1074: Parody hopping: Describe one show with a tune from another
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2014; 3:37 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1073: Mess With (Y)our Heads; plus poems made of little words
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2014; 3:34 PM)
 
Week 1072: The Tile Invitational — our second ScrabbleGrams contest
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2014; 3:50 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1071: A pair of threes — same abbreviation, different meanings
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2014; 4:28 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1070: Colt following — the winning foal names, and now ‘grandfoals’
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2014; 2:53 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1069: Big thoughts, little words; plus more from recent contests
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2014; 5:00 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1068: An iffy proposition; plus the ‘X-and-Y’ winners
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2014; 1:37 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1067: Tinker with a quote, plus the alternative-history winners
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2014; 3:29 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1066: Foaling Around: It’s our venerable horse-‘breeding’ contest
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2014; 4:54 PM)
 
We’re verse with the news: The results of our current-events poetry contest
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 3:44 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1066 minus 1: Fasten your doublets; plus crossword clues
(The Washington Post, March 20, 2014; 3:44 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1066 minus 2: HistoRebuffs; and winning cartoon captions
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2014; 3:51 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1063: Same Difference — compare/contrast 2 items from a wacky list
(The Washington Post, March 6, 2014; 2:02 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1062: The news could be verse — plus good/bad/ugly jokes
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2014; 3:10 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1061: Less taste, more fill-in: a partial crossword. Plus sports fictoids.
(The Washington Post, February 20, 2014; 3:37 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1060: Caption some Bob Staake cartoons; and the winning new weather terms
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2014; 2:37 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1059: With parens like these . . . (to make a song title funnier)
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2014; 4:57 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1058: Eastwood Ho: The good, bad & ugly; plus obit poems
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2014; 2:04 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1057: Sportin lie’ — give us some fake sports trivia
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2014; 5:20 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1056: Brainstorming new weather terms, plus the un-crossword
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2014; 4:01 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1055: A K-contest to honor the K of 1K blots of ink; plus anagrams
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2014; 3:34 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1054: Dead Letters — our obit poem contest; plus the year in redo
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2014; 3:16 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1053: Questionable Journalism, plus new movie ratings
(The Washington Post, December 26, 2013; 11:46 AM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1052: Clue Us In — a backward crossword; plus Ask Backwards
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2013; 2:28 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1051: Love the tiny tail stain — an anagram contest; plus bank heads
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2013; 12:40 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1050: Just redo it — enter any of the past year’s contests
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2013; 3:09 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1049: Movie ratings for what really matters, plus questionable songs
(The Washington Post, November 27, 2013; 11:48 AM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1048: Ask Backwards, and some Losing safety regulations
(The Washington Post, November 21, 2013; 3:30 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1047: Bank Shots, and the most novel of celebrity reality shows
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2013; 2:05 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1046: Derive us crazy with a bogus etymology of an expression
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2013; 3:02 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1045: The B-side — ask a question that a song will answer
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2013; 12:38 PM)
 
Style Invitational contest Week 1044: You can’t be too safe; plus some taxing returns
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2013; 2:31 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1043: Celebrity vs. reality, plus shaken-up Shakespeare
(The Washington Post, October 17, 2013; 1:40 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1042: Go SANE with a neologism in Tour de Fours X
(The Washington Post, October 10, 2013; 3:09 PM)
 
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