Evasive maneuvers

Here’s Emily Friedman of ABC News going all spoilery in her piece on the controversy over “The Golden Compass”:

As Lyra gets closer to her goal of reaching the Magisterium – located in the alternate universe of Bolvanger – she realizes that they have been capturing children, removing their souls and preventing them from being touched by “dust,” a substance that is eluded to be representative of the free will the Magisterium is trying to avoid and eliminate.

What’s eluding Emily Friedman (and the ABC News copy editors): the word “allude.”