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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from more than 40 years of the Observer Azed clue-writing competition.

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The Azed Cup

R. C. Teuton
wins First Prize in competition 2239.

ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)

Spread like buns seems to excite Remove’s oversized character, ‘I’d eat and eat endlessly’

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 7th June

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2239

From the archive

Is conductor this? It could make a concert tune odd if so! (8, 2 words)

Third prize winner by T. W. Mortimer in competition 895