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The Azed Cup

J. Grimes wins First Prize in competition 2347.


What gets you this nightly? Tallying sheep, possibly

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 2nd July

Latest  AZED  No. 2,350  25th Jun

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2347

From the archive

It’s choppy so any rowing enthusiasts could be accompanied by a wave (8)

Third prize winner by N. G. Shippobotham in competition 2170