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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley wins First Prize in competition 2334.


Response from us all in the aisles, reborn with wretched sins set aside?

This year’s honours table

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

Latest  AZED  No. 2,337  26th Mar

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2334

From the archive

Some sprinkling with this could give a tame meal gusto (10)

First prize winner by B. Franco in competition 272