Jill Sobule: Singer, Actress, Crossword Addict

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Since her 1995 breakthrough hit "I Kissed a Girl," singer-songwriter Jill Sobule has been charming fans with her smart and witty pop music. She donned acting shoes to play a street musician in Eric Schaffer's film Mind the Gap. And with the release of her latest CD, the critically acclaimed Underdog Victorious, Sobule fulfilled yet another desire: she became a clue in a crossword puzzle.

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Singer Jill Sobule is also a crossword-puzzle enthusiast, as reflected in the artwork on her new CD. Julian Hibbard hide caption

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A self-proclaimed crossword addict, Sobule enlisted the help of Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz to create a full-fledged puzzle on the inside cover of her CD.

The singer talks with Shortz and NPR's Liane Hansen about her puzzle habit and her career.

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