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Answer for the clue "Musical free-for-all", 3 letters:
jam

Alternative clues for the word jam

Make it up, musically

Tight spot

Predicament

Pickle

Gridlock

Preserves

Pileup

Wing it, musically

Toast topping

Toast topper

Copier problem

Freestyle musical performance

Stuff

Fix

Traffic problem

Printer problem

Tie-up

Flow stopper

First song on 32-Across

Smucker's product

What 20-, 37- and 53-Across may do

Tough spot

Ad-lib, musically

Get stuck

Bad situation

Flashy two-point basket

What a photocopier light may indicate

Bottleneck

Basketball highlight, slangily

Preserves, perhaps

Improvise, as a band

Improvisational music

Road block?

Many a jazz session

Play like Phish, say

Alternative to jelly

Quandary

Musical improv

Traffic ___ (rush-hour nightmare)

Sticky situation

Some band practice

Showy basket

Preserve of crushed fruit

Informal terms for a difficult situation

Deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems

A dense crowd of people

Problem for a copier

Traffic snarl

Strawberry or traffic

Toast spread

Muffin topping

Clog

Rush-hour feature

Interfere with radio signals

Spread or crisis

Manhattan problem

Musical session

Bread spread

Type of session

___ session

Rush-hour problem

Fill too tightly

Pack tightly

Rush-hour situation

Rush-hour phenomenon

Obstruct

A bread spread

Word definitions for jam in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a traffic jam (= a line of cars that have stopped, or are moving very slowly ) ▪ She spent two hours sitting in a traffic jam. apple/treacle/jam etc tart jam session jammed the switchboard (= there were too many calls...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jam \Jam\, n. [Prob. fr. jam, v.; but cf. also Ar. jamad ice, jelly, j[=a]mid congealed, jamd congelation, ice.] A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; also called jelly ; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam. Jam nut . See Check nut , under...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts. 2 (context countable English) A difficult situation. 3 (context countable English) blockage, congestion. 4 (context...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to press tightly," also "to become wedged," 1706, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of champ (v.). Of a malfunction in the moving parts of machinery, by 1851. Sense of "cause interference in radio signals" is from 1914. Related: Jammed ; jamming . The...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: throng , mob , pack , pile ] push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor" crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: crush ] interfere with or prevent the reception...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Jam is a British dark sketch comedy TV series created, written and directed by Chris Morris , and was broadcast on Channel 4 during March and April 2000. It was based on the earlier BBC Radio 1 show Blue Jam , and consists of a series of unsettling sketches...

Usage examples of jam.

It helped that I knew where Jam was and that I had actu ally talked to her.

A small deal table was jammed into the fireplace and had been set afire several rimes but had smoldered out.

The last blast caused a jam rise on the bow planes maybe blew some gases into the aft ballast tanks.

Until Audion resumed jamming, there was no way to trace his transmitter.

I ought to ave taken im up some of me jam turnovers for is afternoon cup of tea.

They got away with a member of the Scottish executive having a dildo jammed up his bahookie by a piece of telegenic jail-bait.

She placed the squishy dog inside the jammed nooks housing her Beanie collection, which kept her company along with the stereo and television.

The three had gathered around the place and Becco was trying to jam the pole into the earth, but the ground was too hard to sink it far enough.

I would surmise the presence of a class-B jamming field of an unknown and extremely sophisticated design, probably controlled by a biaxial shield generator as Mr.

Fraternitatem sive participationem orationum aliorumque bonorum spiritualium sive monachorum sive aliarum Ecclesiarum et jam Cathedralium admissi errant, sive laici sive ecclesiastici.

And after Sunny moved aside three chunks of cold cheese, a large can of water chestnuts, and an eggplant as big as herself, she finally found a small jar of boysenberry jam, and a loaf of bread she could use to make toast, although it was so cold it felt more like a log than a breakfast ingredient.

Meanwhile, the youngest Baudelaire had put the chilled bread underneath her shirt to warm it up, and when it was warm enough to eat she put one slice on each plate, and using a small spoon, spread some boysenberry jam on each piece of bread.

Breakfast consisting of bitter black coffee, and jam smeared on butterless stale bread.

Jana saw was a blur of tattoos and black leather before she jammed her foot to the gas pedal so fast that Cavin had to grab hold of the dash to keep his balance.

Baby was four, and was a little soft fat thing with pretty cuddlesome ways, great smiling eyes, and lips very kissable when they were free from jam.