Jill Sobule: Singer, Actress, Crossword Addict
'Underdog Victorious' Songs
"Underdog Victorious," Courtesy 'All Songs Considered'
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.
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.