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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

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 7th December

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2213

From the archive

Twit in wacky pair with Bud? (7)

Third prize winner by R. C. Teuton in competition 1845