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Time to absorb Times and Telegraph's first special edition (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'special edition' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'time to absorb times and telegraph's first' is the wordplay.
'time' becomes 'era' (I've seen this before**).
'to absorb' is an insertion indicator.
'times' becomes 'x' (multiplication sign).
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'first' says to take the initial letters.
The initial letter of 'telegraphs' is 't'.
'x'+'t'='xt'
'era' going around 'xt' is 'EXTRA'.

(Other definitions for extra that I've seen before include "Possibly a bad ball", "Bit actor in film", "non-standard item", "A bit on the side", "Supplemental".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.