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The Azed Cup

Dr S. J. Shaw wins First Prize in competition 2517.

LITERATIM

Working on ancient codex thus could give one identical Romanic text

This year’s honours table

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Latest  AZED  No. 2,523  18th Oct

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2521

From the archive

Not quite leg before – did it constitute a reprieve for the batsman? (6)

Second prize winner by T. E. Sanders in competition 1026

Solution