# Help finishing off a cryptic crossword

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.

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

## 2 Answers

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")

• How fast did you solve those?! – smci Mar 16 '17 at 13:48

4:

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