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The Azed Cup

M. Barker wins First Prize in competition 2464.

BRAINPOWER

This country’s losing it – report of impact on the Queen is what gets us all thinking

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 3rd November


Latest  AZED  No. 2,470  13th Oct

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2469

From the archive

With year out, see many leading characters on showbiz obit list, e.g. Perry, James (5)

Third prize winner by J. C. Leyland in competition 2325

Solution