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The Azed Cup

M. Hodgkin wins First Prize in competition 2447.


Leave campaign’s right wing and European right like birds of a feather

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 2nd June

 NEW   AZED  No. 2,450  26th May

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2447

From the archive

Ha! Emperor’s new clothes no good – he’s all talk and no trousers! (12)

First prize winner by R. C. Teuton in competition 1598