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The Style Invitational, Week 841: Playing with food; and readers' comic strip mashups

(Bob Staake for The Washington Post)

3. "Beetle Nuts": Marcie and Peppermint Patty are at Camp Swampy, dressed in fatigues. Marcie: "I won't tell, sir." (May Jampathom, Oakhurst, N.J.)

Slightly out of toon: Honorable mentions

A rear view of Cathy, standing nude in court before Judge Parker. She says: "But everything I tried on made me look fat!" (Beverley Sharp, Washington)

"Dennis the Phantom Menace": A bratty little masked boy exasperates his parents and neighbors while thwarting global drug rings in his neighborhood. (David Friedman, Silver Spring, a First Offender)

Andy Capp, Hagar, and the Jester from "The Wizard of Id" are sharing a drink. Hagar says, "Yeah, they've just about drained all the fun out of alcoholism." (Larry Yungk, Arlington)

If "Dilbert" were imported to "Close to Home": Astonishingly, the character Dilbert is now drawn even worse. (Chuck Smith, Woodbridge)

Combine "Judge Parker" and "Rex Morgan, M.D.," to get the slowest malpractice case in history. (Russ Taylor, Vienna)

"Earl's Before Swine": The Crocs solve Grandpa Pickles's cat problem. (Kevin Dopart)

"A Very Candid Family Circus" (D'Juan Nash, Waldorf) Apologies to Darrin Bell, creator of "Candorville," distributed by Washington Post Writers Group, and Jeff and Bil Keane of "The Family Circus," King Features Syndicate

Next Week: Picture This, or Win, Loser, Draw

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