I learned other things from several informative clues elsewhere in the puzzle including "Instrument played by indie rock's Sufjan Stevens" (OBOE), "Bird that had no natural predators until humans arrived" (DODO), and that papaya seeds "can act as a substitute for black peppercorns". Who knew? And speaking of PAPAYAS, as I wrote up the review, I noticed that the puzzle provides plenty to EAT: PARM, OREO, FATS, PLUM, EDYS, and EDAM, although I might not necessarily choose to eat them in that order.
I liked "Yarn" for TALE. POP is a good word, as is "Hornswoggle". I also noticed, that TEE precedes PGA in the grid. Apt!