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Symbolic tales spreading lies galore (10)

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I believe the answer is:

allegories

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Here is my best explanation:

'symbolic tales' is the definition.
'allegories' can be an answer for 'tales'. I also know that 'symbolic' relates to this answer.

'spreading lies galore' is the wordplay.
'spreading' indicates an anagram.
'lies'+'galore'='liesgalore'
'liesgalore' anagrammed gives 'ALLEGORIES'.

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(Another definition for allegories that I've seen is "Symbolic narratives".)

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