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The Azed Cup

J. Grimes wins First Prize in competition 2369.

FACETIAE

What wags feature in acts? Turns with ——, possibly

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 3rd December


Latest  AZED  No. 2,371  19th Nov

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2369

From the archive

La Bretonne wears it to church to confess after having let crepes crumble (12)

Third prize winner by D. Ashcroft in competition 443

Solution