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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley wins First Prize in competition 2265.


Prof. RD’s an atheist – and has this designation possibly?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 6th December

Latest  AZED  No. 2,269  29th Nov

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2265

From the archive

For which misogamists’ term’s ‘potty institution’? (8)

Second prize winner by T. W. Mortimer in competition 814