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Max Scherzer takes issue with a crossword clue about himself

Jun 4, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Max Scherzer was doing the USA Today crossword puzzle — or someone else was doing it and showed it to him — and he came across a clue about himself: “Max Scherzer’s Pride.” He didn’t agree with the actual answer, which was “arm” —

Maybe that would work for the New York Times crossword, Max. But this is USA Today, and they’re just not going to go with acronyms for a physical trait most people wouldn’t know by name.

Also: no one is gonna let a crossword answer to the clue about some dude’s pride be “DIC” because there are a lot of immature people in this world and they wouldn’t be adults about that kind of thing.

Present company included.

  1. El Bravo - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Do we really have to get into DIC color?

  2. 18thstreet - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Given that it’s USA Today, I’m surprised the clue wasn’t “They connect hands, torso.”

    • mazblast - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      As a one-time employee of USA Today (many years ago), I’m surprised they think their average reader can understand what a crossword puzzle is, let alone finish one. I remember telling my first boss there (the one good one) that we’d never hire someone with the intelligence level towards which the paper was aimed. He agreed with me.

      • genericcommenter - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:43 PM

        They were pretty cool when I was 7 because I liked the colors and the full MLB stats ran every Tuesday.

  3. garythebat - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    I’m so confused. I know about his heterochromia but what is the DIC acronym supposed to be? Difference In Coloration?

    • pipkin42 - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      I Googled it – looks like it means “Different in Color.”

    • seeinred87 - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      I believe it is short for dichromatic. It’s what they put for eye color on the drivers license of someone with

      • seeinred87 - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:17 PM

        someone with heterochromia iridum, that is.

        Edit function!

  4. scorpiox1960 - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    I thought the answer would be “hisdecisiontowaittosignanewcontract”.

  5. bostonfrogs - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    So…when does he start taking issue with fixing his delivery and/or winning championships?

  6. baldcrabbydaddy38 - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    I’m surprised he didn’t give himself kudos for getting the answer correct.

    • mazblast - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      He patted himself on the back–with his non-pitching hand, of course.

      • baldcrabbydaddy38 - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM

        The reason I said that: he actually said ‘kudos to me for….’ A few weeks ago.
        And as long as he doesn’t break that non pitching arm till around august 3rd lol

  7. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    What a DIC

  8. rbj1 - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    It’s not his Will to Win?

  9. happytwinsfan - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    If histro doesn’t appear for this one it’s time to start checking the area hospitals and file a missing person report.

    • jwbiii - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      She does have a twitter post from yesterday. Maybe she’s boycotting because she misses dirtyharry’s witticisms or something.

      • happytwinsfan - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:33 PM

        She misses dirtyharry about like a tree misses termites.

        Could someone send her a link to this post?

      • jwbiii - Jun 5, 2014 at 12:29 AM

        Of course, the dirtyharry comment was sarcasm.

  10. notsofast10 - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    He thought the correct answer was ass.

  11. gloccamorra - Jun 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Of course people still do crosswords. Playing solitaire on the computer at work is too obvious. When you make a copy of a crossword and you’re seen head down, writing, it looks like you’re more productive.

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