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The Azed Cup

R. J. Whale wins First Prize in competition 2490.

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Spacey image that springs to mind? A sad creep and the end of film career

This year’s honours table

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Latest  AZED  No. 2,494  29th Mar

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2490

From the archive

‘Silly-billy’ orders cut in proceeds from North Sea (7)

Second prize winner by F. R. Palmer in competition 332

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