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Approaching tense hours of darkness (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'hours of darkness' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'approaching tense' is the wordplay.
'approaching' becomes 'nigh' (I've seen this before).
'tense' becomes 't' (abbreviation used in many dictionaries).


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for night that I've seen before include "''Twas the ... before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse''", "From sunset to sunrise", "evening", "That's when it's darkest", "Sunset to sunrise", "Saturday -- Fever (film)", "For most, the time for sleep", "period of gloom", "- School, - owl" and "What proverbially follows day".)

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