And now for something completely different: Cryptic Mastermind!
Given below are five sets of five cryptic clues each, all resulting in five-letter words. The black and white pegs, like in regular Mastermind, indicate the number of correct letters. A black peg indicates a correct letter that is in the correct position; a white peg indicates a correct letter that is in the wrong position. The challenge is to correctly deduce the hidden word based on the five guesses and the corresponding black and white pegs.
After finding the five hidden words, the black and white pegs next to those again hint towards a final hidden word.
N.B.: The six (5 + 1) hidden words are all existing English words and they can be found in a standard English dictionary. This information is important and should be used when figuring out the hidden words. I haven't tested this puzzle yet, so I hope it's doable. If it proves to be too difficult I will provide hints as needed.