Claritas is known as a Didone typeface, which is interesting when thinking about Times New Roman being categorised as a Garalde typeface.
It was introduced by Monotype, and . It’s the 4 3/4 pt version of Times new Roman and was used as the typeface for small advertisements/announcements within the Times. It was available in Series 333 or 335. It’s claimed that it was the clearest of the smaller types. It’s not digitally available, however; there’s a Times New Roman Small Text MT Std Digital Font.