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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

J. C. Leyland wins First Prize in competition 2378.


Rough loo paper’s leaving one’s rear tender

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 4th March

Latest  AZED  No. 2,384  18th Feb

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2382

From the archive

Tailor has suit technique of making one fit by hand (7)

First prize winner by R. J. Whale in competition 1585