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The Azed Cup

A. J. Wardrop wins First Prize in competition 2338.


Who could be ex-President, one replaced by Pence?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 7th May

 NEW   AZED  No. 2,342  30th Apr

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2338

From the archive

What’s given by drum if end of truce is approved? (6)

First prize winner by C. R. Gumbrell in competition 1502