In Week 1250, write a poem including 3 words first used in the year of your choice

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Plus winning stupid complaints to The Post

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  • Oct 12
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Tell us a Colbert-style ‘Midnight Confession’ — or a real one. Plus inking Amazon reviews.

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  • Oct 5
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Reinterpret a film title and write a line of dialogue; plus words minus T, R, U, M or P

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  • Sep 28
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Write a funny question about any sentence in an article; plus ‘now/then’ jokes

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  • Sep 21
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Rant about The Post! (Or another paper.) Plus ways to fill in a partial crossword.

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  • Sep 14
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Plus the winning limericks featuring gh- and gi- words

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  • Sep 7
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Coin a new word that has none of those letters; plus winning movie mash-ups.

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  • Aug 31
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Plus ‘Electronic Deposit Fairy’ and more winning D-E-F (or F-E-D, etc.) phrases

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  • Aug 24
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Choose up to 25 words to fill in as you like and define them; plus fake word origins

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  • Aug 17
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Send us a limerick featuring a gh- or gi- word; plus winning alliterative headlines

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  • Aug 10
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Plus the winning song parodies about science and technology

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  • Aug 3
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Give us a new D-E-F (or E-F-D, etc.) phrase; plus new ink from old contests

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  • Jul 27
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Give us a fake word ‘combination; plus top captions for these Bob Staake cartoons.

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  • Jul 13
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Write a headline whose words start with the same letter. Plus an encore of foal names.

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  • Jul 20
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Plus the winners of our TankaWanka (haiku plus two) contest on current events

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Winning tales of critter creation from Week 1230

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  • Jun 29
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In homage to Edward Gorey, our winning A-to-Z couplets for today’s world

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  • Jun 22
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Plus the winning “secret inspirations” for movie titles.

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  • Jun 15
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Haiku with a little extra. Plus winning ‘life form’ neologisms.

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  • Jun 8
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The Style Invitational is a humor/wordplay contest through which we seek to bring a variety of clever, timely, irreverent humor every week to the readers of The Washington Post.

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