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The Azed Cup

L. Ward
wins First Prize in competition 2209.

(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)

When insurgent left-wingers in Russia (explicitly Bolsheviks) took control?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 2nd November

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2209

From the archive

Mrs T’s lot end on top, not wet, stopping turn to left. Brief writer’s work? (11)

Second prize winner by W. K. M. Slimmings in competition 615

Solution