Welcome to & lit. – The Azed Slip Archive
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
M. Barley wins First Prize in competition 2430.
Quirky couplets of rhyme celebrating well-known life
This year’s honours table
The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 3rd March
Latest AZED No. 2,436 17th Feb
From the archive
Covered in creases? Pity iron’s broken! (6)
Third prize winner by C. J. Brougham in competition 1615