publication date: Monday, February 8, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Sports

clue: This three-time champion athlete was known for his demeaning trash talk on the court, not the sort of person you'd want as a neighbor even if you lived in Boston.

explanation: Bird, who won three championships with the Boston Celtics, inspired the name of Larry Bird on The Neighbors. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Ruth Cichoski

Sci-Fi Namesakes: Science fiction is a genre of ideas, and the best ideas are the ones connected to reality. This two-week theme presents 14 real-life people who inspired the names of characters in sci-fi TV shows, including shows with fantastical elements not normally considered sci-fi. Dr. Who, I presume?

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