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The Azed Cup

Mrs A. M. Walden wins First Prize in competition 2309.


Cricketer on tour, possibly Root, unwound with treble G&T

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 2nd October

Latest  AZED  No. 2,312  25th Sep

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2309

From the archive

Mushroom sauté à l’anglaise on horseback (8)

Second prize winner by G. H. Willett in competition 486