No back story, no setting, no theme, simply a cryptic clue to solve:

Mark hidden in plain sight and it's close. Listen!

Since cryptic clues traditionally indicate the number of letters in the solution, I'll provide that as a hint:


After some feedback on my first question, hopefully this is a little better. However, criticism is still welcome.

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It may be



'insig' from hidden in plain sight
'nia' from sounds like (Listen) near

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  • $\begingroup$ wow, if it is correct, amazing deduction skills $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 7 '16 at 8:12
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, it's probably correct. But it is unconventional to have only part of the answer hidden. Hidden answers usually contain the whole solution, otherwise you don't really know what or how much to look for. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Sep 7 '16 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ Looks good to me $\endgroup$ – Strawberry Sep 7 '16 at 8:45

My answer:

Hidden in plain sight by Mark Buchanan. "Buchanan" is of 8 characters in length.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not really cryptic though, is it? $\endgroup$ – Strawberry Sep 7 '16 at 8:45

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