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Toughie 1172

Toughie No 1162 by Petitjean

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

A frustrating crossword. I did over half of it with no effort and thought it was going to be a one- or two-star difficulty puzzle. Then I started having problems though for most clues I could see what the answer must be but couldn’t unravel the wordplay. Last week I commented that it was nice not to have any tricky four-letter answers. I wish I could say the same this week. I didn’t particularly enjoy the time spent sorting out the last few answers. Because of this I upped the difficulty rating and lowered the enjoyment rating

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