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Toughie 1303

Toughie No 1303 by Giovanni

100 not out

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment ****

If you get your puzzles from the paper you’ll have noticed that this puzzle marks Giovanni’s century as a Toughie setter – so congratulations to him.
The reason that I’ve given this four stars for difficulty rather than three is due to a) the length of time it took me to see the definition for 1a, although the answer was obvious and b) the NE corner where I didn’t help myself by writing in the wrong answer for 16a. If I’d spotted earlier that we have a pangram I might not have taken so long to get the right answer for 16a.
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