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The Azed Cup

W. Drever wins First Prize in competition 2305.

AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)

What’s a largely dull term for ‘fadge’?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 4th September

Latest  AZED  No. 2,307  21st Aug

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2305

From the archive

An edging of mural breach, fancy (10)

First prize winner by Dr E. Young in competition 2023