Long-time readers know that we periodically invite our fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers to show off their wordplay skills with puzzly prompts like our recurring hashtag game. We even invite our friends at Penny Dell Puzzles to participate!
But this month, we did things a little differently. A member of the Penny Dell crew cooked up an image for us, New Yorker-style, and we challenged our friends and readers to compose the perfect caption for it.
So, without further ado, let’s check out what all these clever folks conjured up!
“Well General, it appears he’s looking for a 2-letter word for ‘Spielberg Film.’”
“He appreciates the mention in the Crossword, but he still thinks that two-letter entries are bad form.”
“He wants an answer for 3 Across, ‘Earth ending.'”
“He says they come in peace, but that could deteriorate very rapidly if we don’t give him the answer to 17-Across.”
“He travelled 47.2 light-years to tell us he needs help with 23-Across.”
“I guess he finds the clue ‘Little green man’ offensive. Some aliens are so touchy!”
“Sheesh, he thinks we have nothing better to do than help him with the Sunday Crossword every week? And they accuse us of being non-intelligent life forms.”
“Take me to your proofreader.”
“He appreciates the Crossword as a gesture of goodwill, but says he’s partial to Sudokus.”
“They harnessed nuclear fusion and have spaceships that travel three times the speed of light, but they still can’t make heads or tails of that Crossword.”
“Well this is awkward. He says his name is Oz, he comes from the planet Toto, and that Crossword he’s holding? He thinks it’s a map of Kansas.”
“Oh crap. Doug, remember that time capsule that we planted on Mars? The one with the Crossword puzzle? I guess we forgot to include the answer.”
“Apparently, on Proxima Centauri, they’ve never heard of Britney Spears.”
“All right…which one of you is Will Shortz?”
“IT’S A COOKBOOK!!!”
“I guess E.T. wants us to phone Dell”.
“Commander, he’s armed with a Easy Fast & Fun Crossword, someone get Penny Dell Puzzles on the phone!”
“Guess they don’t like being defined as aliens!”
“Says they found an alt-solve!”
“We don’t want to cross him.”
“He looks pretty cross.”
“Excuse me, can you show me where we are?”
In the background another alien yells out “Honey, I told you we don’t need directions!”
And the other, “Ugh, this is so embarrassing.”
And members of the PuzzleNation readership also got in on the fun!
One of our Facebook followers, Pat Manzo, offered up the delightful “He’s from the planet Rebus.”
Have you come up with any fun captions for this image? Let us know! We’d love to see them!
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