Language Quiz / Cryptic Clues: E (Classic Version with Explanations)

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QUIZ: Can you find the answer to each of these cryptic clues, each of which begins with 'E'?

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ClueAnswerExplanation
Check ebbing tide (4)
Public schoolboys embrace southern Europeans (9)
Listen, you stinker, I've found it! (6)
Swathe in French wrapping (6)
And so Shrek returns (4)
They ban Mexican custom or pastiche (15)
Focused on the Common Market? Weird! (9)
Improve doorway with hotel sign instead of tigerskin (7)
Test side gets bonus (6,4)
Riding it means risque activity (13)
Gnaw at death's heart (3)
Strength held by keener gymnasts (6)
He climbed mountain in ruddy mean elements! (6,7)
Fun entente Martin brought about (13)
Host called out '1,100' once (5)
Chained wild beast (7)
Narcissism, for example, is associated with leaderless nation (8)
Better tree (5)
Song text penned here by Yoko's mighty man gives mooted comedy madness (9'1,3,9,2,4,6,2,3,2,6)
Digital photo? Impressive! (4)

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