DT 28013 – DT 28017

DT 28013

Urchin lad wandering in gloom (7) = MUDLARK

wandering = anagram (of lad), gloom = MURK

DT 28014

Fool about to produce gunpowder ingredient (5) = NIRE

fool = NIT, about = RE

Favourite clue:

Sound of a bell heard by Welsh boy and English actress (4,4) = NELL GWYN

heard = homophone, sound of a bell = KNELL h. NELL, Welsh boy = GWYN

DT 28015

Overturn marks in game played with matches (3) = NIM

overturn = reverse, marks = M, in = IN

Price reduced by nothing in simple drug (7) = ECSTASY

price = COST, reduced = deletion, nothing = O, simple = EASY

DT 28016

Sticky end of girl’s flower (8) = DISASTER

girl’s = DI’S, flower = ASTER

DT 28017

Attendant making little display of anger crossing street (10) = MINISTRANT

little = MINI, display of anger = RANT, street = ST

Nut to satisfy the boy at 23, by the sound of it (7) = FILBERT

Answer to 23 = LIBERTINES, boy at 23 = BERT, by the sound of it = homophone, satisfy = fill h. FIL

Leo has this place with wild animal getting horrible disease (8) = DENEBOLA

place with wild animal = DEN, horrible disease = EBOLA

MUDLARK = urchin
NITRE = gunpowder ingredient
NIM = game played with matches
FILBERT = (hazel) nut;
DENEBOLA = Leo has this; star in the constellation Leo
MINISTRANT = Attendant

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