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Toughie 832

Toughie No 832 by Osmosis

Vlad gets a Mention

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

I proceeded steadily through this puzzle (a pangram) but never really got into top gear and ended up spending some time trying to work out a synonym for sooty at 23d. It has a number of entertaining clues, but perhaps too many of the type ‘x contains y’.
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