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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from 75 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes clue-writing competitions.

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The Azed Cup

P. Coles wins First Prize in competition 2547.

FILATORY

Fay trio with line in weaving? One spins thread

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 6th June


Latest  AZED  No. 2,552  9th May

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2551

From the archive

Termination of a Hindu by heartless gang in the East? (7)

Third prize winner by R. J. Palmer in competition 169

Solution