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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

I. Simpson wins First Prize in competition 2451.


Montero gets place for parking here?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 7th July

Latest  AZED  No. 2,453  16th Jun

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2451

From the archive

Flashy rig, with it, must create glowers among the spruce (11, 2 words)

Second prize winner by Mrs N. Jarman in competition 352