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Beguiling time to make a partial periodical? (5)


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'beguiling time' is the definition.
'april' can be an answer for 'time' (I've seen this before). I'm unsure of the 'beguiling' bit.

I can't explain the remainder of the clue.

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(Other definitions for april that I've seen before include "Month of showers and of the Queen's birthday" , "Eliot's 'cruellest month'" , "First month of the year with 30 days" , "whose first date is foolish?" , "Part of spring" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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