Azed at 2,500 – Deza Vu
With the approach of Azed 2,500, I have put together this plain puzzle which features eight of my favourite prizewinning clues from 48 years of Azed competitions. Clues are included from the two clue writers whom I consider pre-eminent during their respective eras, and no competitor is represented more than once. There is also a 1994 clue from Azed which shows him on top form, while the rest of the clues are mine – among them are a slight variation on the entry which scored my first ever HC (in 2008) and a later competition clue which was returned to me by Azed – much to my chagrin – with a blatant typo circled in red ink! I hope you enjoy the puzzle, regardless of whether you are relatively new to Azed or you remember all the successful entries reproduced here.
For a printable PDF version of this puzzle, click here.
To view the solution (with explanations and identification of the prize winning clues) as a PDF, click here.
With thanks to John Tozer for his superb Azed archive, to be found at andlit.org.uk