DT 27954 – DT 27958

DT 27954

Three animals in the lead (5) = LEASH

Double definition.

Parliamentary official rising to arouse the House? (4,2) = WHIP UP

Parliamentary official = WHIP, rising = UP

DT 27955

One ushered in support for early settler (7) = PIONEER

one = I, ushered in = containment, support = PIER

DT 27956

Place of safety, mainly for a person of means (4) = HAVE

place of safety = HAVEN, mainly = deletion.

Gold relic designed for chamber (7) = AURICLE

gold = AU, designed = anagram (of relic)

DT 27957

Fate could let out thread holding our origins (6) = CLOTHO

origins = first letters of

Muse about everything that is about work (8) = CALLIOPE

about = C, everything = ALL, that is = IE, about = containment, work = OP

Chauvinist continues to take lowest for highest (6) = SEXIST

continues = EXISTS, lowest for highest = move last letter to beginning (in down clue)

A couple of favourites:

One after gudgeon left in dudgeon? (6) = ANGLER

left = L, dudgeon = ANGER

and this one might have made into Private Eye:

This exciting vale in wired enclosure? (8) = CLEAVAGE

&Lit? exciting = anagram (of vale), wired enclosure = CAGE

DT 27958

LEASH = three animals

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