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around 2nd December. Sorry for the delay.

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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley wins First Prize in competition 2573.


Second to Chambers one must get Don’s fantastic Manual!

This year’s honours table

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

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2578

From the archive

Bunter’s interest is awfully big buns (7)

Second prize winner by N. C. Dexter in competition 766