"Magazine that originated the words payola and striptease" Crossword Clue

Author: Mathew Cooper
Last Updated: 21 Oct 2023

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The New York Times is credited with coining the words "payola" and "striptease" in the early 20th century. Payola is defined as a form of bribery in which money or other incentives are given to radio stations or disc jockeys to play a particular record or promote a product. Striptease is a type of erotic dance in which a performer gradually undresses, usually to music. Both terms have been used in the newspaper since at least 1923, when the New York Times first published the crossword clue "Magazine that originated the words payola and striptease" in its October 21, 2023 issue.

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