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Revised Sentences

4 August, 2015

That man Mauve again has triggered another Brainstorm, this time toying with punctuation. Always keen to test the envelope's pushability, Mauve sent along a clue last week that pivoted on a full-stop. Here it is:

Not in video. Show annoyance (7)

The answer - once the think music has wound down - is OUTRAGE, where the parsing requires you to shift the full-stop one word to the right:

Not in video show. Annoyance

It's a deft sleight of hand, and a red rag for fellow clue-ninjas on this site. Can you create a clue that makes subversive use of punctuation? Perhaps 'dash' is part of the answer, or a deviant disguise for a minus sign. Maybe you can out-Mauve Mauve. The challenge is set. I may as well start:

Surprise bullet - in second = FLASH [Surprise bulletin...]

Heartless, profound sleep = COMA [COmMA]

Owing to the rule-testing, you may be wise to provide a 'parsing note' beside your clue. Thanks for the flash idea, Mauve. Good, luck - in your: attempts. 

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