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Weird 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)

'weird thing' is the wordplay.
'weird' indicates anagramming the letters.
'thing' anagrammed gives 'NIGHT'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for night that I've seen before include "follow-up to 16 [TWILIGHT]", "Opposite of day", "''Tender is the ...'' (F Scott Fitzgerald)|", "Time for turning", "Time without 10", "Period of darkness", "See 8", "death", "See 9" and "late".)

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