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(45 Across) spoof (NOUN) 1. A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way. Synonyms: burlesque, charade, deception, hoax, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, takeoff, travesty. (VERB) 1. To deceive or hoax. 2. Make a parody of. Synonyms: burlesque, parody. (The word spoof originates from a game invented by English comedian Arthur Roberts, 1852-1933.)
Did You Know? (14 Across) Peter Carey is an novelist and short-story author from Australia, whose writing style has been compared to American novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Carey's first novel, the award-winning Bliss (1981) was made into a motion picture in 1985. For more information on the author, his works and awards, visit his official website.
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