11.05.14 — Gibberish

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Puzzle by Gareth Bain / Edited by Will Shortz

Song title gibberish is the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:

DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY (17A. 1964 hit for Manfred Mann)
OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA (26A. 1968 song from the Beatles’ “White Album”)
IKO IKO (37A. 1965 hit for the Dixie Cups)
SH-BOOM 39A. 1954 hit for the Chords)
MMM MMM MMM MMM (46A. 1994 hit for the Crash Test Dummies)
DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (60A. 1973 song by the Rolling Stones subtitled “Heartbreaker”)

Other — ALLEVIATE (14A. Take the edge off); AM RADIO (42D. Medium for much political talk), ATOM (36A. Small wonder?), INTERSECT (66A. Hollywood’s Hollywood and Vine do it), MT COOK (47D. Highest peak in N. Z.), RED HAIR (8D. Feature of one nicknamed “Ginger”), YOLO (18D. Modern acronym meanng “carpe diem”).


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