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A bit deranged for a time (3)


I believe the answer is:


'a time' is the definition.
(era is a kind of time)

'a bit deranged for' is the wordplay.
'a bit' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue (the answer is formed by a bit of the clue).
'ERA' is hidden in the letters of 'deranged for'.

(Other definitions for era that I've seen before include "Important historical period" , "Eon" , "Cycle" , "Distinctive period of time" , "Geological period" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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