STAR WARS, STAR WARS, EVERYWHERE
The shameless propaganda has to stop. Yes, we all love articles about Star Wars, but putting subliminal references in the crosswords is going too far. You claim the October issues crossword anagram was Shane Black, but it’s clearly Canka Shleb, the Death Star’s head of HR. Michael Douglas? Rubbish! It was Amalush Doglice, tenor drainpipe in the cantina band. Emilia Clarke? More like Maarl
Lickiee, well-known Ewok waxer. Come on, Empire. I can’t spend all my time decoding this stuff. I have to go to work at some point.
IAN SIMMONS, VIA EMAIL
You’ve found us out, Ian! Well done. You have been appointed Empire’s new head Star Wars nerd. (Sorry, but just like Chewie you also don’t get a medal for your achievement.)