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The Azed Cup

M. Barley wins First Prize in competition 2460.


Post we put on net (there’s no Chambers entry for noun)

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 1st September

Latest  AZED  No. 2,462  18th Aug

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2460

From the archive

I doubt that ordinary North American sandwiches turn out thus! (9)

Third prize winner by R. J. Whale in competition 1858