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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from 75 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes clue-writing competitions.

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The Azed Cup

T. Rudd wins First Prize in competition 2564.


Wherein we discover regal leader of court in As You Like It?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 3rd October

Latest  AZED  No. 2,571  19th Sep

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2569

From the archive

Picnic spot where one might find e.g. empty lager can I abandoned? (8)

Second prize winner by D. Appleton in competition 2564