entries starting in other sections have tougher clues - inspired by cryptic crosswords

SHALL I, ROGER? GOING BACK INSIDE IS TOUGH

???

THE ANSWER IS GORILLA

going back(wards) inside (the middle of shall i, roger) are the letters 'g-o-r-i-l-l-a'

gorilla (is) another word for a tough person, or 'tough'

ENTRIES STARTING IN OPEN SECTIONS HAVE NORMAL CROSSWORD CLUES

***note*** clues are inspired by (but do not always follow) traditional 'cryptic' rules.