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The Azed Cup

N. Connaughton wins First Prize in competition 2318.

TIMENOGUY as TIMENOPENNY (Penny for the Guy)

Privates exposed if shielded by very small fig leaf

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 18th December


 NEW   AZED  No. 2,323  11th Dec

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2318

From the archive

Religious college centrally committed to religious education and Latin (8)

Second prize winner by V. Dixon in competition 2078

Solution