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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

Dr P. W. Nash wins First Prize in competition 2395.


Cooking turnips, I am following the precepts of Oliver

This year’s honours table

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

Latest  AZED  No. 2,401  17th Jun

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2399

From the archive

Attachment to branches – uncommonly to ilex stem – yielding a kiss (9)

First prize winner by N. C. Dexter in competition 1437