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Brat hasn't time to make mistake (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

error

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Here is my best explanation:

'mistake' is the definition.
('error' can be a synonym of 'mistake')

'brat hasn't time' is the wordplay.
'brat' becomes 'terror' ('terror' can be a synonym of 'brat').
'hasn't' suggests deleting specific letters.
'time' becomes 't'.
'terror' with 't' taken away is 'ERROR'.

'to make' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for error that I've seen before include "Faulty judgment", "Slip-up", "Fallacy, mistake", "Bug", "Slip, blunder", "Fault", "Wrongdoing", "Inaccuracy", "boob" and "miscarriage".)

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