Subtlety has always been a favorite and strong suit of mine when writing. Leaving small hints toward a fact or conclusion that can be drawn by a savvy reader picking up on them in my opinion gives some re-read value. I just feel it feels forced when certain facts are just outright explained by narrative. I mean it's okay with large parts of the story but if its something that is smaller I don't like it to be just outright explained. I like little hints here and there and yes, I do want to know somewhere down the line if I'm right or wrong when my conclusion is drawn, but I don't want the story to just pause and say "this happens and this is why" it feels so unnatural. But my question is how much can you assume your audience will pick up on? Because a constant issue I get when I ask for feedback is that some things aren't explained and I have to go back and point out the deliberate clues. How visible should clues be?