## Telling Lies by Somniloquist

### Puzzle explanation

The extra letters in wordplay spelt out “cut out extra words then fold”. The extra words in five clues appeared horizontally in the grid, where they were cut out before folding it in half. The letters then visible through the grid holes gave the 1964 novel title ALBERT ANGELO and its author B. S. JOHNSON. In the novel there are holes in some pages, through which later events in the story can be seen. In the penultimate chapter the author intervenes to discuss his intentions in writing the novel, saying “telling stories is telling lies”.

### Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Extra word Answer Explanation [extra letter]
Across
1 None CARP 2 meanings
5   SPECIALTY SPY around CAL[C]ITE *
12   NOMINAL MINA in ([U]NO + L)
14 ogre BERE (Num)BER E(ight)
16   LAPISES (p)LA(y) + PIS[T]ES
18   CLOSE-SET C + LO[O]SEST around E
19   GER GOER − O
22   ON THE LOOSE (LEO SHOT ONE) *
24   RUN ON R + NON-U <
25 venom GLOBS O’ in (G(erbi)L B(ite)S)
29   GRÈGE (re)GRE[T] GE(ar)
30   JOHNS J + O + H[E]NS
31   MUSTELINAE A[X]E after (NILE + T + SUM) <
34   LURK LURE with K for E
35   ALE [T]ALE
36   INTERTIE INTE[R] around (’ER + TI)
39   NAGMAAL NAG + MA + A + L
40   SONS SO + NS
41   SNED ([A]LIENS − LI) * + D(irector)
42   LEAGUED L + AGUE with E moved to the front + [W]ED
43   EGLATERES SERGE < around LATE
44   UTIS US around T[O]I(l)
Down
1   CASCARA CASA around CAR[R]
2   AVAL (uphe)AVAL
3   REDOING IGNORED *
4   POLE ON [D]ON after POLE
6   PIPETTE PI + PE[S]T + THE − H
7   CASTELLA ((Gener)AL LETS AC(ilius)) <
8   ILEAL [T]EA in ILL
9   LET GO LEGO around T
10   TRUEST TEST around RU
11 own YEAR (E + A) in YR
13   MAS MAS[H]
17   SNOBOL NO in (S + BOL)
21   TORTEN TE[E]N after TOR
23   NEGLIGEE NIGEL * + GEE
25   GUNNAGE G + DUNNAGE − D
26   SHUT OUT SHU[N] + TOUT
27 loses ASKESIS A + KISSES *
28   OULONG [F]OU + LONG
30   JEELED J + PEELED − P(lay)
32   SEWEL LEWES <
33   EXALT EX- + A L[O]T
35   APSE [L]APSE
37   TAU U after TA
38   INTI (unk)IN[D] TI(pper)