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The Azed Cup

J. C. Leyland wins First Prize in competition 2378.

PROPOSAL

Rough loo paper’s leaving one’s rear tender

This year’s honours table

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Latest  AZED  No. 2,383  11th Feb

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2382

From the archive

I’ll get a bit of rollicking with no spare barrel around (9)

Second prize winner by N. C. Dexter in competition 1910

Solution