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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley wins First Prize in competition 2573.

HANDS-ON

Second to Chambers one must get Don’s fantastic Manual!

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 11th December


🏆  AZED  No. 2,582  5th Dec

All online Azed puzzles

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2578

From the archive

Wanting soft weave purchase me, perhaps (9)

First prize winner by Dr I. S. Fletcher in competition 2399

Solution