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The Azed Cup

R. J. Palmer wins First Prize in competition 2438.

MONTE DI PIETÀ

Liberal loans with this could be arranged by old-time Neapolitans

This year’s honours table

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


Latest  AZED  No. 2,445  21st Apr

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2443

From the archive

Wanting love (and how!), see me go roaming in gloaming (6)

Third prize winner by F. P. N. Lake in competition 735

Solution