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I handle his teeth differently and make the news big time! (3,3,9)


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'make the news big time' is the definition.
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'i handle his teeth differently' is the wordplay.
'differently' indicates anagramming the letters.
'ihandlehisteeth' is an anagram of 'HIT THE HEADLINES'.

'and' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for hit the headlines that I've seen before include "Make the front cover", "make the news", "get prominent media attention", "got top press billing", "Do something newsworthy".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.