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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley
wins First Prize in competition 2200.


Give possible rendition of this with Greene King – i.e. sing, drinking beer?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 5th October

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2205

From the archive

Put screw on the left front side of cue-ball and trap in balk (7)

Second prize winner by G. Johnstone in competition 801