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It's dark, almost, at the end of August (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'it's dark' is the definition.

(night is a kind of dark)

'almost at the end of august' is the subsidiary indication.

'almost' becomes 'nigh' ('nigh' can be a synonym of 'almost').

'at' says to put letters next to each other.

'the end of' suggests the final letters.

The final letter of 'august' is 't'.


This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for night that I've seen before include "'The 2 8 of the dog in the _____'", "''Tender is the ...'' (F Scott Fitzgerald)|", "Black bat", "Dusk to dawn", "Between sunset and sunrise", "Saturday -- Fever (film)", "For most, the time for sleep", "Tennyson's "black bat"", "See 8" and "late".)


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