The clue spotted Silver Spring (and another locale!); you just had to give the state. I gave the state because it sounded right, and it sounded right because I knew it. (And lest we forget, that clue polled at over 85% on these boards.)TenPoundHammer wrote: ↑Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:01 amI shouldn't have to do THAT DEEP of a mental dig in the top box. Silver Spring is what, the 100,000th most populous city in Maryland? Probably not even in the top 100 of ways to complete "Silver ____".
Your reasoning was "it just sounded right". Well, maybe "Silver Spring, Kentucky" or "Silver Spring, Ohio" "sounds" more right to my ears.
Why don't you search J! Archive for "adoration" and see how many different trios the word is juxtaposed with? [edit: and no, the Medicis don't count, because Botticelli put more than three of them into his painting of that scene!]