|DIAS||King John II of Portugal had sent explorer Bartholomew Dias to find a trade route to Asia. Dias dubbed the southern tip the Cape of Storms, but the king preferred the positive Cape of Good Hope.|
|PAYTON||Gary Payton, the second pick of the 1990 draft, became the 1995-96 NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the Seattle SuperSonics.|
|CLARKE||The phrase appeared in The Lost Worlds of 2001, Arthur C. Clarke's 1972 book of Space Odyssey excisions and filming notes.|
|SYRIA||The Syrian Arab Republic broke away from a Germany-controlled France during World War II.|
|DRAKE||His fame as Noah Drake led to the #1 hit single "Jessie's Girl" in 1981.|
|LIVER||The organ can weigh anywhere from two to six pounds in adult humans.|
Quiz Quilt Answer: STRIKE (Fourth letters)
A strike is a perfect hit in bowling, while a strike can be a swing and a miss in baseball.