Hidden Indicators

Hidden indicators tell the solver that the solution is concealed ‘within plain sight’ in the clue itself (eg ‘Naughty child is part of celebration’ for BRAT ). In addition to the indicators listed below, any containment/insertion indicator that suggests something being found within something else (eg ‘framed by’) can also be used; containment/insertion indicators that suggest something being placed into something else (eg ‘entering’) cannot. Hidden and reversal indicators are often combined, as in ‘Bags making a comeback in West End’ for NETS .

IndicatorAlternative form(s)Type
amidamidstStandard
amongamongstStandard
component ofStandard
cut ofStandard
element ofStandard
enclosure toStandard
extract fromextracted fromStandard
fragment ofStandard
fromStandard
ininsideStandard
in some measureStandard
part ofin partStandard
piece ofStandard
portion ofStandard
sample fromStandard
section ofStandard
slice ofStandard
somesome ofStandard