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The Azed Cup

N. Connaughton wins First Prize in competition 2318.

TIMENOGUY as TIMENOPENNY (Penny for the Guy)

Privates exposed if shielded by very small fig leaf

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 10th December


🏆  AZED  No. 2,322  4th Dec

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2318

From the archive

Pseud: term of derision used to puncture pretentiousness (5)

Second prize winner by R. J. Heald in competition 1515

Solution