Penelope shuns writer to leave with lover (5)
I believe the answer is:
'leave with lover' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'penelope shuns writer' is the wordplay.
'ELOPE' is hidden in amongst the letters.
However, I am unsure how the hidden word is indicated.
'to' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for elope that I've seen before include "(Lovers) run away" , "Run away with one's beloved" , "Run away to Gretna Green?" , "Run away in secret" , "do a moonlight flit" .)