How Does Odysseus trick the Cyclops to get past him in the cave?

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Odysseus and his men cut down a tree and sharpened it into an enormous spike, which they hid in the cave. When the Cyclops returned to the cave, Odysseus gave him wine and got him drunk. Before he fell asleep, the Cyclops asked Odysseus his name. The sly Odysseus told the Cyclops, "My name is...

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