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Last seen on: –Eugene Sheffer – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Feb 13 2021
–Thomas Joseph – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Jan 16 2021
–LA Times Crossword 11 Oct 20, Sunday
–Wall Street Journal Crossword – June 03 2020 – Off the Beaten Path
Wall Street Journal Crossword – December 19 2019 – Addendum
Random information on the term “Tickle”:
Knismesis and gargalesis are the scientific terms, coined in 1897 by psychologists G. Stanley Hall and Arthur Allin, used to describe the two types of tickling. Knismesis refers to the light, feather-like type of tickling. This type of tickling generally does not induce laughter and is often accompanied by an itching sensation. Gargalesis refers to harder, laughter-inducing tickling, and involves the repeated application of high pressure to sensitive areas.
While the two terms are used in academic papers, they do not appear in many dictionaries and their origin is rarely declared. The term “knismesis” comes from the Greek “knismos” meaning “itching”. The term “gargalesis” stems from the Greek “gargalizein” meaning to tickle. The suffix “-esis” is used to form nouns of action or process.
The knismesis phenomenon requires low levels of stimulation to sensitive parts of the body, and can be triggered by a light touch or by a light electric current. Knismesis can also be triggered by crawling insects or parasites, prompting scratching or rubbing at the ticklish spot, thereby removing the pest. It is possible that this function explains why knismesis produces a similar response in many different kinds of animals. In a famous example, described in Peter Benchley’s Shark!, it is possible to tickle the area just under the snout of a great white shark, putting it into a near-hypnotic trance.