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The Azed Cup

J. R. Tozer wins First Prize in competition 2473.

INTERPLAY

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This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 7th December


🏆  AZED  No. 2,477  1st Dec

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2473

From the archive

This signal is saying ‘Malady at sea’ (6)

Third prize winner by W. Anderson in competition 1147

Solution