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The dark knight has been guillotined (5)

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I believe the answer is:

night

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'knight has been guillotined' is the wordplay.
'NIGHT' is hidden in amongst the letters.
But, I'm not sure how this is indicated.

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This clue was last seen in The Globe and Mail

(Other definitions for night that I've seen before include "What proverbially follows day", "The dark time", "Late", "The hours of darkness", "Ignorance", "8d [DARKNESS]", "Dark time", "Sunset to sunrise", "evening" and "Tennyson's "black bat"".)

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