Crossword Genius

For the moment, time is nothing up north (4)


I believe the answer is:

'nothing up north' is the definition.
(northern dialect term for 'nothing')

'for the moment time' is the wordplay.
'for the moment' becomes 'now'.
'time' becomes 't' (abbreviation).

'is' is the link.

(Other definitions for nowt that I've seen before include "Nothing (N. English)", "Northern 15 [NIX]", "0", "Duck", "FA".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.