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The Azed Cup

J. R. Tozer wins First Prize in competition 2250.

MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)

Azed’s celebrated reaching it with bean very much sound

This year’s honours table

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


Latest  AZED  No. 2,256  30th Aug

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2250

From the archive

Gladiator’s end could be seen from this old seat (6)

First prize winner by V. G. Henderson in competition 371

Solution