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Deaf drunk will turn pale (4)


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'turn pale' is the definition.

'deaf drunk' is the wordplay.
'drunk' is an anagram indicator.
'deaf' is an anagram of 'FADE'.

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(Other definitions for fade that I've seen before include "Grow dull" , "Dwindle" , "Lose colour or vitality" , "Gradually grow faint" , "Wither away" .)

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