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Deception

This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Deception as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

8 January 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 33 answers for the crossword clue 'Deception', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Deception a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Deception as an answer itself some 37 times.

Deception is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 14 January 2021 with the answer being HOAX, we also found HOAX to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  • The act of deceiving
  • A misleading falsehood

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

LIE
A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

4 Letters

FLAM

HOAX
Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

RUSE
A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

SCAM
A fraudulent business scheme

SHAM
Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

5 Letters

BLUFF
The act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards

FRAUD
Intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

MAGIC
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

TRICK
A prostitute's customer

6 Letters

DECEIT
The act of deceiving

FAKERY
The act of faking (or the product of faking)

8 Letters

BETRAYAL
An act of deliberate betrayal

DELUSION
The act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

ILLUSION
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

TRICKERY
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

9 Letters

DUPLICITY
Acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

10 Letters

DISHONESTY
The quality of being dishonest

MAGICTRICK
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

REDHERRING
Any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

SUBTERFUGE
Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"

11 Letters

CONJURATION
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

DISSEMBLING
The act of deceiving

FRAUDULENCE
The quality of being fraudulent

LEGERDEMAIN
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

SKULDUGGERY Howard
Verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

THAUMATURGY
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

13 Letters

DECEITFULNESS chris roberson
The quality of being crafty

DISSIMULATION
The act of deceiving

JIGGERYPOKERY

14 Letters

CONJURINGTRICK
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

15 Letters

UNDERHANDEDNESS

17 Letters

MISREPRESENTATION
A willful perversion of facts

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