Symsquare Number 02

Symsquare4: The answer is a square grid which has the same words vertically and horizontally. The clue is a single sentence written in cryptic style and includes one anagram, one hidden word, one Charade and one Double Meaning, all as syntactically separate units. A rank indicator will indicate which word the anagram is:

Third escape of a famous sprinter with a messed up sole (but a 10 with energy) that no Boer could hold.

• Why is the word rot13(guveq) there (and why was rot13(oebamr) in your last one)? Feb 23, 2023 at 20:07
• A rank indicator will indicate which word the anagram is. As I look at it this I see that this part of the explanation could be clearer: A rank indicator will indicate which word in the grid is the anagram Feb 23, 2023 at 20:48
• Ah I see. Thank you. Feb 23, 2023 at 21:32

Solution

 B O L T
O B O E
L O S E
T E E N


Double meaning

"escape of a famous sprinter"
BOLT - double meaning "escape" and "famous sprinter"

Anagram

"messed up sole"
LOSE - anagram of "sole"