Delay to Notes for Azed 2,576

Apparently the Guardian has ‘mislaid’ the PDF of Azed 2,576.

We can only hope that it will arrive on Monday.

Update: The puzzle is available via the link that Blake gives below, and the notes can be found here.


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3 Responses

  1. Blake says:

    The print version is available now at:

  2. Steve says:

    I completed this one earlier as I had the paper version. Whilst waiting for your thoughts, 2,576 is a plain puzzle but I have been expecting a special as the last one was 2,566 back in August. Is such a long gap between specials unusual? There’s 8 weeks until the Christmas special so maybe there’ll be one next week?

    • Doctor Clue says:

      HI Steve

      I did a quick check on the list of online puzzles ( The longest sequence of ‘plains’ in the last 15 years was 14 in 2018, but that was very unusual; 9 or10 is generally the upper limit. In 2015 Azed gave us 9 specials (5 comp/4 non-comp), but since then there have been only 7 or 8 per year, with at least 4 competition specials every year except 2021. This year we have had 5 specials, so apart from the Christmas one I should think there will be one more, perhaps either next week or for the November comp. Of the usual suspects, there has not been a ‘Wrong Number’ since 2018, so that could be a reasonable bet.