Style Invitational
Style Invitational
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Style Invitational Week 1067: Tinker with a quote, plus the alternative-history winners
“You’re gonna need a bigger bolt” — said Igor. Plus the winners of Week 1064’s what-if history contest.
 
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)
 
Style Invitational Week 1041: What’d I say? Answer a question that’s posed in a song
(The Washington Post, October 3, 2013; 3:32 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1040: File us happy returns with taxing humor; plus winning Liffs
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2013; 1:46 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1039: Rearrange ‘To be, or not to be’; plus cartoon captions
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2013; 4:45 PM)
 
Hamlet’s ‘To be . . .’ soliloquy, for Style Invitational Week 1039
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2013; 6:42 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1038: Taking the ‘plain’ out of ‘explain,’ plus top ‘I like my X ...’ jokes
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2013; 2:03 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1037: Be offended by a name that’s not offensive
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2013; 5:13 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1036: Just for liffs — turn a place name into a new word
(The Washington Post, August 29, 2013; 2:31 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1035: In toon with the news in the Empress’s 500th column
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2013; 3:41 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1034: Are you funnier than a Scottish computer? Plus winning cinquains
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2013; 3:57 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1033: LimeriXicon: Our 10th limerick/dictionary contest, plus parodies
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2013; 3:48 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1032: Keep it symbol-stupid; plus the winning ‘joint legislation’
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2013; 3:05 PM)
 
The Style Invitational ‘joint legislation’ results with translations
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2013; 10:51 AM)
 
Week 1031: The ‘Sty’le Invitational: Find a nugget of truth in a word or name
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2013; 1:36 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1030: That cinquain feeling
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2013; 12:57 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1029: Ditty Harry? It’s parody time, and the topic is movies.
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2013; 2:32 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1028: Joint legiflation with the 1st Congress, plus A-to-Zingy couplets
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2013; 2:45 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1027: The ins and outs (and ups and downs) of buildings, plus Haiku for Martians
(The Washington Post, June 27, 2013; 2:34 PM)
 
You just might be curling up with Style Invitational Week 1026
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2013; 1:30 AM)
 
(We) give us a break: The Empress flies off for a week, but we have the compare/contrast results
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2013; 2:14 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1025: Are you backronimble? Tell us what words and names ‘stand for’
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2013; 4:53 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1024: A very Gorey alphabet primer, plus the winning ‘grandfoals’
(The Washington Post, May 30, 2013; 3:41 PM)
 
Week 1023: T minus 5-7-5 — Haiku for Mars (Invite-style)
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2013; 3:23 PM)
 
Style Invitational Week 1022: Nothing’s beyond compare; and a do-oeuvre of neologisms
(The Washington Post, May 16, 2013; 4:09 PM)