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Danger of a laundry detergent completely fading a little shirt (5)


I believe the answer is:


'danger' is the definition.

'a laundry detergent completely fading a little shirt' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'a' could be 'per' (eg 'one a day' means 'one per day') and 'per' is present in the answer.
'little' could be 'l' (abbreviation for little) and 'l' is found in the answer.
A single letter 'i' remains which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for peril that I've seen before include "Danger of serious kind" , "Hazardous situation" , "Quest" , "Immediate danger" , "risk" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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