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I'm trying to finish off a cryptic crossword. I'm down to the last four clues and I simply cannot figure them out. Can you help with the following clues? I've included the letters I have so far after the clue.

  1. Bent after opening delight (7)

    E_C_A_T

  2. Kept clear of the last of the Mohicans' ground (8)

    E_C_E_ _ _

  3. Shade that may go with interior of fold (8)

    _ _ _ _ _E_N

  4. Radar device one inserted in ear turned into protection from dropping out (9)

    _ _A_D_A_L

Additional info thanks to overlaps:

The 7th letter of (2) is the 2nd letter of (3), and the 4th letter of (3) is is the 1st letter of (4).

A brief explanation with your answer would be appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ Do any of those clues overlap? $\endgroup$ – boboquack Mar 16 '17 at 4:28
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack Yes they do. I've updated my question to reflect this. $\endgroup$ – dave Mar 16 '17 at 4:31
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1.

(-p)ENCHANT

2.

_E + _S + CHEWED ("chewed" as in "ground")

3.

PE(A GREE)N ("fold" means "pen", as in the transitive verb meaning "to pen up")

4.

GU(ARDRA*)(I)L< ("lug" is Scots for "ear")

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  • $\begingroup$ How fast did you solve those?! $\endgroup$ – smci Mar 16 '17 at 13:48
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4:

GUARDRAIL - anagram of RADAR with I inside LUG (ear) backwards (turned) gives a protection against falling

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