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The Azed Cup

J. C. Leyland wins First Prize in competition 2343.

RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)

Temptress offered her all, u/p in businessman’s hotel room

This year’s honours table

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Latest  AZED  No. 2,345  21st May

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2343

From the archive

Lord King detains staff with pained expression: “I’ll have BA back in front, well ahead of KLM” (14)

First prize winner by R. J. Hooper in competition 920

Solution