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Brat hasn't time to make mistake (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

error

Here is my best explanation:

'mistake' is the definition.

('error' can be a synonym of 'mistake')

'brat hasn't time' is the subsidiary indication.

'brat' becomes 'terror' ('terror' can be a synonym of 'brat').

'hasn't' is a deletion indicator.

'time' becomes 't'.

'terror' with 't' taken out is 'error'.

'to make' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for error that I've seen before include "Gaffe", "Boo-boo", "Blunder or mistake", "Blunder, slip", "Miscalculation", "Fallacy, mistake", "Inaccuracy", "Slip, blunder", "Slip, mistake" and "Solecism".)

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