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The Azed Cup

D. F. Manley wins First Prize in competition 2573.


Second to Chambers one must get Don’s fantastic Manual!

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 7th November

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2573

From the archive

Clumsy routine gets beginner eliminated in opening of Strictly Come Dancing (10)

Third prize winner by W. Drever in competition 2205