## Renewable Energy by ’Eck

### Puzzle explanation

In Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock, Rose says, “People change”, so names in clues needed anagramming before solving. Ida replies, “Look at me. I’ve never changed. It’s like those sticks of rock ...”, which is given by corrections for the misprints in clues. She continues, “bite it all the way down, you’ll still read Brighton”, as depicted by clash resolutions in the grid. The eight instances of id est in the perimeter are highlighted to suggest the novel’s antihero Pinkie (pink “ie”) and the outer surface of a stick of rock. The title suggests the author’s name as GREEN (renewable) + E.

### Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint Amendments Answer Explanation [extra letter]
1 (L)ofty   TOP-HAT TO + PHAT
2 kil(O)   INKPOT IN + K + POT
3 f(O)iled   SPITED SED around PIT
4 mo(K)es   EQUIPS EQUIDS with P for D
5 s(A)y Sandra → nasard STOEPS STOP around E + S
6 s(T)rewed Isolde → oldies SPERST (S + PEST) around R
7 (M)uddle   IN-TRAY (TAR IN) * + Y
8 tal(E)   YARNED YARD around (N(ot) E(numerated))
9 Spa(I)n Neil → line EFFRAY (E + RAY) around FF
10 ha(V)e Lois → soil, Nico → coin, Norma → Roman YARFAS FRAY < + AS
11 B(E)nd   SUBMIT SIT around BUM *
12 (N)early   IAMBUS AMBUS(h) after I
13 l(E)nt   SUBBED BUS < + BED
14 li(V)e Tabitha → habitat, Madison → daimons EREBUS (SURE around BE) <
15 porcin(E)   SEAMES SESAME *
16 (R)over’s   SEARAT SWEAR AT - W
17 (C)ash   SENITI TINES < + I’
18 (H)ouse   SENEDD DENES < + D
19 (A)iling   DENGUE ODORIFEROUS UNGUENT - (NOT FURIOUS OR) *
20 pa(N)ts   DENIMS ((sexi)SM IN ED(itors’)) <
21 re(G)ard Antony → Tannoy TE-HEED homophone of TEE + HEED
22 di(E) Damien → maiden INDEED (MIND - M) around DEE
23 Divorce(D)   PARTED RAPT * + ED
24 A(I)r Andrew → wander PARADE PA + DEAR *
25 Fee(T)   PAEONS AEON in PS
26 revi(S)ed   THREAP RE in PATH *
27 (L)ake Ruth → hurt INSTAL TINS * + A + L
28 (I)amb Daniel → denial DENTAL DENIAL with T for I(amb)
29 spea(K)ing   LANGUE LANE around (G + U)
30 bl(E)nd   SIGNAL (I(da) + SLANG) *
31 (T)are   THINGS T + HING + S
32 (H)our   ICINGS I CHING’S - H
33 Ir(O)n Rose → Eros DEFOGS (FE in (S + GOD)) <
34 Loo(S)   EMBOGS BOGS after EM
35 W(E)ll Thelma’s → Hamlet’s SOUCES SO + (l)UCES
36 clo(S)e   SECRET TERCES <
37 s(T)iffs   IBICES ICES around BI
38 V(I)le   DEUCES DUE * + C(h)E(e)S(e)
39 (C)ranium   TOUPEE TO + U + PEE
40 S(K)ins   TOUGHS SOT < around UGH
Rings
A     FASTEN T + ([S]AFE + NS) <
B     DERATE ERE + A + T[O]D
C     HENNED EN + [F]ED + N + H
D     ECHIUM (ICE around H) in [R]UM; or
((I + H + E) around C) in [R]UM
E     BEENAH N[O]AH < after BEE
F   Ernest → enters BANNERET [C]ANNER in BET
G     OCCUPIER OCCUR around PI[K]E