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A lunch to celebrate Azed No 2500, due to be held on Sat 2 May
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The Azed Cup

R. J. Whale wins First Prize in competition 2490.


Spacey image that springs to mind? A sad creep and the end of film career

This year’s honours table

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

 NEW   AZED  No. 2,494  29th Mar

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2490

From the archive

Nithing’s nothing different, so I’m holding (7)

Second prize winner by C. J. Morse in competition 1212