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The Azed Cup

J. C. Leyland wins First Prize in competition 2382.

STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)

Arrangement of ‘Pirates’ is striking centrepiece for brass band

This year’s honours table

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

 NEW   AZED  No. 2,388  18th Mar

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2386

From the archive

What’ll be filling holes in a mint confection? Air (7)

First prize winner by J. D. Moore in competition 627