n Thanks to all who sent pairs of rhyming five-letter words with no letters in common. Some of the best ones received: STIFF/GLYPH, PSYCH/TRIKE and NEIGH/STRAY. Another rhyming challenge coming soon.

n There are only two “degrees of separation” between George Burns and George Clooney. Burns was in “Radioland Murders” with Robert Klein, who was in “One Fine Day” with Clooney.

The word in the current edition of the venerable “Oxford English Dictionary” that has the longest entry is:

A) Run

B) Lie

C) Set

D) England

Thursday’s answer: Before becoming a famous writer, Edgar Lee Masters had a successful law practice with legendary attorney Clarence Darrow.

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