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” —
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) June 3, 2014
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.