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The Azed Cup

M. Barley
wins First Prize in competition 2213.


Grammatical error, this, or a lapse in social mores

This year’s honours table

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2218

Straight from the Archive

Recommended in classic advertisement to cover a multitude of sins when intoxicated? (12)

H.C. clue by Mrs D. M. Kissen from Jan 1948 (Ximenes 68).
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