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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from more than 70 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes clue-writing competitions.

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The Azed Cup

R. J. Heald wins First Prize in competition 2469.

GUDDLE (Spoonerisms)

Sunday’s Mass beginning to grate forces Catholic to leave fold

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 1st December

Latest  AZED  No. 2,474  10th Nov

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2473

From the archive

Tragic scandals left axed King Agamemnon’s head: I saw it coming (9)

First prize winner by D. Ashcroft in competition 1220