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Confusing thing, darkness (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

night

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Here is my best explanation:

'darkness' is the definition.
(night is a kind of darkness)

'confusing thing' is the wordplay.
'confusing' indicates anagramming the letters.
'thing' with letters rearranged gives 'NIGHT'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for night that I've seen before include "late", "For most, the time for sleep", "- School, - owl", "Ignorance", "Black bat", "Opposite of day", "Dusk to dawn", "''Twas the ... before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse''", "The dark time" and "From dusk until dawn".)

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