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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley
wins First Prize in competition 2200.


Give possible rendition of this with Greene King – i.e. sing, drinking beer?

This year’s honours table

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

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2200

From the archive

How sous-chef serves pie Bourdain style (13)

Third prize winner by D. K. Arnott in competition 1967