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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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around 2nd March. Sorry for the delay.

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The Azed Cup

Dr I. S. Fletcher wins First Prize in competition 2325.


Murray’s first since old number one Perry associated with court

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 5th March

Latest  AZED  No. 2,332  19th Feb

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2330

From the archive

Whence can bottles start to appear? (7)

Second prize winner by L. Ward in competition 2178