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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

R. J. Whale wins First Prize in competition 2521.

CHAMBERS

After puzzling becomes hard, get this alongside OED?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 1st November


Latest  AZED  No. 2,524  18th Oct

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2521

From the archive

See one accustomed to curry eschewing a variety of plainer fare (10)

Second prize winner by M. Barley in competition 1949

Solution