As a detective trying to solve the mystery behind the crossword clue “Gets a lift (but not a Lyft)”, my thought process immediately gravitated towards ride-sharing services. Although the clue explicitly stated “not a Lyft”, I still considered the potential of other similar services. However, as I thought further, I remembered another popular ride-sharing service that could fit the clue: Uber. I realized that “getting a lift” is a common phrase for getting a ride somewhere, and “UBERS” read backward would spell “srebu“, which would fit the criteria for a crossword answer. As I made this realization, I couldn’t help but feel excited for cracking the mystery of this crossword clue.