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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. Whale wins First Prize in competition 2490.

DREAMSCAPE

Spacey image that springs to mind? A sad creep and the end of film career

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 11th April


🏆  AZED  No. 2,495  5th Apr

All online Azed puzzles

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2490

From the archive

Hot dish with shapely figure, right for form of plunging neckline (5)

First prize winner by C. G. Millin in competition 1225

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