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The Azed Cup

T. Rudd
wins First Prize in competition 2178.


Botched, this must turn up in Murano’s tips

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 4th May

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2183

From the archive

Smelt it is rank, emitting foul air (5)

Third prize winner by R. S. Morse in competition 1095