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The Azed Cup

R. J. Heald
wins First Prize in competition 2191.


Quid tucked inside jowl?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 3rd August

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2196

From the archive

Aid denied to oft-failed bats? (6)

First prize winner by D. F. Manley in competition 1026