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Max Scherzer appears in USA Today crossword

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer solves the occasional crossword, but he was surprised when he saw his own name appear in one.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT--It's not every day that your name appears in the USA Today crossword puzzle. So when Max Scherzer opened Tuesday's crossword, he was in for a treat.

"When you go get your driver's license, as painfully slow as the DMV is, it can be a tortuous experience trying to figure out, you need a three-letter abbreviation for your eye color," Scherzer told reporters before Tuesday's game. "So I thought they were going to put BL-BR on my license and they had to go look up in a book for the eye color. My color is dichro so the three-letter abbreviation is DIC."

The clue was "Max Scherzer's pride" and the correct answer was "arm," but Scherzer had a difference of opinion on the matter and took to Twitter to share his thoughts about what he thought it should have been.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Check out 7 down in the USA TODAY.. If They did their homework the answer should be DIC for eye color. <a href=";src=hash">#luvdablueye</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) <a href="">June 3, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>