Crossword Genius

Being difficult on purpose? (6)

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trying

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'being difficult' is the definition.
('trying' can be similar in meaning to 'difficult')

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for trying that I've seen before include "Exasperating", "Annoying; sampling", "responsibility of the first Baron Jeffreys of Wem", "Making an effort, or straining one's patience", "distressing", "Hearing (a case)", "work on bench", "hard", "Doing one's best - annoying!" and "Bothersome".)

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