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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 S. J. Shaw wins First Prize in competition 2417.

ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)

Sunday’s offerings get two answers arranged with a ‘Right & Left’ design, a line below favouring Chambers

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 2nd December

Latest  AZED  No. 2,422  11th Nov

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2421

From the archive

Description of one amounts to ‘end of cloth, fragment’ (12)

Third prize winner by D. F. Manley in competition 349