Just For Fun Quiz / Word Ladder: Twentieth Century Athletes

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Hint Answer % Correct
*This Babe was known as baseball's 'Sultan of Swat.'RUTH
96.4%
Novelty Halloween song: 'Monster _____.'MASH
94.4%
To hurry, dash, or act with speed.RUSH
93.4%
A command to urge on dogs during a dogsled journey in the snow.MUSH
93.2%
David Schwimmer's character on the sitcom 'Friends.'ROSS
89.3%
Major League Baseball Team: Tampa Bay _____.RAYS
88.8%
Weight-like property measured in kilograms, or a liturgical celebration.MASS
87%
*This Willie appeared in a record 24 baseball All-Star Games.MAYS
86.9%
MLB pitcher Halladay and rock musician Orbison.ROYS
85.7%
Not occurring very often.RARE
83.4%
Not clothed or covered; naked.BARE
82.9%
A contest of speed (e.g. running or sailing).RACE
82.7%
*This Billie Jean wasn't Michael Jackson's lover; she was a tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam titles.KING
81.1%
*This Larry was the sixth NBA draft pick in 1978, before coaching the Indiana Pacers from 1997-2000 after retirement.BIRD
79.7%
*This Pete made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions: left- and right-field, and first, second, and third bases.ROSE
79.6%
Hint Answer % Correct
Having a good or benevolent nature, or another word for 'type' or 'flavor.'KIND
77.9%
To tie or secure (e.g. with a rope or cord).BIND
76.5%
*This Jerry, often called the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, finished second on 'Dancing with the Stars'.RICE
76.5%
A heap of things lying on top of one another.PILE
76.3%
One of an ancient order of minstret poets known for composing, reciting, and singing their works.BARD
73.5%
To sharpen (e.g. with a whetstone), or to optimize one's abilities.HONE
72.8%
To annoy or irritate someone.RILE
69.7%
*This retired Brazilian footballer/soccer player named Edison Arantes do Nascimento goes by this single-word moniker.PELÉ
69.5%
To exert force by moving something toward oneself or the origin of the force; opposite of 'push.'PULL
68.8%
The first word in the name of China's third most populous city.HONG
68.2%
The second word in the name of China's third most populous city.KONG
68.2%
This Mike hosts the TV show 'Dirty Jobs.'ROWE
65.8%
*This Gordie, a four-time Stanley Cup champ, is the only player to have competed in the NHL in five different decades (1940s-1980s).HOWE
64.4%
Well-known post-secondary educational federal grant based on financial need.PELL
62%
*This Bobby, famous for his blonde hair, was nicknamed the Golden Jet.HULL
42.8%
 
Number % Answered
30 (all)
33%
26-29
20.8%
22-25
13.8%
18-21
10.6%
14-17
7.9%
10-13
6.3%
6-9
3.9%
2-5
2.8%
1-1
0.8%

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