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The Azed Cup

T. J. Moorey wins First Prize in competition 2291.

AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)

Sadly for the party, nutty Brown lo/st, Ed half-baked

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 5th June


Latest  AZED  No. 2,294  22nd May

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2291

From the archive

Charlie, doting on William? (10)

First prize winner by W. H. Pegram in competition 657

Solution