DT 481

Big horse race (6) = BUMPER

Double definition.

BUMPER = horse race; flat race run under jump rules tape start etc. (not in BRB)
BUMPING RACE = catch up with and touch the boat in front and move up a place esp. Oxbridge

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DT 28629

Chatter disturbed¬†tragedian’s waffle (3,3,7) = GAS AND GAITERS

chatter = GAS, disturbed = anagram (of tragedian’s)

GAS AND GAITERS = waffle; nonsense

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DT 28623

Lad following vehicle shows bottle (6) = CARBOY

lad = BOY, vehicle = CAR

CARBOY = bottle; large bottle with a casing for storing or transporting dangerous chemicals

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DT 28630 – DT 28634

DT 28630

Predicting vampire hasn’t died, or will come round (8) = ORACULAR

vampire = DRACULAR, hasn’t = deletion, died = D, or = OR, come round = containment

DT 28631

Goes by the book for bye-byes, dropping off regularly (5) = OBEYS

dropping off = deletion

DT 28632

Candidate for admission put on last in error (9) = POSTULANT

error = anagram (of put on last in)

DT 28634

One of the Angry Young Men, intellectual by the sound of him (6) = BRAINE

by the sound = homophone, intellectual = BRAIN h. BRAINE

There’s minimal effort to get this drink imbibed … (3) = ALE

&Lit hidden word?

… it being drunk in country location (3) = LEA

reverse anagram, drunk = anagram (of ALE)

POSTULANT = Candidate for admission

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DT 480

Guide ugly old woman across ice (8) = CICERONE

ugly old woman = CRONE, accross = containment, ice = ICE

CICERONE = guide; person who shows visitors/sightseers around museums etc.

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DT 28624 – DT 28628

DT 28627

Hurry up, this could bring gale! (5,1,3) = SHAKE A LEG

Reverse anagram, shake = anagram (of gale) = A LEG

Shows impatience with current African people (5) = TUTSI

shows impatience = TUTS, current = I

DT 28628

Native skirts round island, holy place (4) = SION

native = SON, skirts round = containment, island = I

Please say nothing when given Polish drink (5) = SHRUB

Please say nothing = SH, polish = RUB

SION = holy place; cf Mount Zion
SHRUB = drink; citrus juice, sugar, spices and spirit especially rum; cordial of fruit juice and vinegar (US)

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DT 479

River in Zagreb, roaring (4) = EBRO

Hidden word.

Stay with dad, possibly, around start of festive season of gaiety and merrymaking (4,4) DAFT DAYS

possibly = anagram of (stay dad), around = containment, start of festive = F

DAFT DAYS = season of gaiety and merrymaking

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