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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

E. C. Lance wins First Prize in competition 2443.

ERATHEM (Printer’s Devilry)

In Mozart’s op/inion, Figaro must outwit his master

This year’s honours table

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Latest  AZED  No. 2,449  19th May

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2447

From the archive

Names I must jot endlessly (8)

First prize winner by Mrs K. Bissett in competition 289