Many thanks to Bob Harris.
I've owned my Elise for 6-1/2 years and the first time I lock the keys in the boot is at LOG34.
A quick LotusTalk search on my android told me the man who knew the secret was in the parking lot!
I replaced the boot lid plastic louvers with mesh so the conventional coat hanger trick was out,
I now know the secret and have sworn a sacred LT oath never to reveal it on a public forum.
2006 Ardent Red Elise
Touring, Star Shield, hard top, remote V1 display and bracket, sun visor delete, micro mirror, shifter fix, Stage II exhaust, de-snorkeled, ITG air filter, Nautilus horn, black LSS wheels, ARP wheel studs, upgraded oil line fittings, ProAlloy radiator, s.s.brake lines, BOE Race Links, Innovative rear motor mount, plastic grills out, all aluminum mesh, Total Oil Control Wet Sump V1.1, s.s. caliper pistons, BWR sway bar, Penske NA coilovers.