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new to cryptics - but getting there

2nd March 2009, 09:15
21d One promise nearly everyone makes (6)
Fourth letter is W

29a Lozenge spat out by sick earl (8)
- A - T - - -
4d A condition of privation (4)
N - E -
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trevor

2nd March 2009, 09:35
21d One promise nearly everyone makes (6)
Avowal - One=A, promise = vow, everyone = all(nearly everyone is all without the last letter)
p.s. did this clue have a question mark at the end?

29a Lozenge spat out by sick earl (8)
Pastille - anagram of spat followed by ill + e

4d A condition of privation (4)
Need
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new to cryptics, but getting there

2nd March 2009, 10:10
Thank you very much. My brain would never have worked that out on a Monday. Had Googled quite a few and got answers, but these eluded me. Thanks again
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