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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from 70 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes clue-writing competitions.

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The Azed Cup

R. J. Heald wins First Prize in competition 2257.

BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)

Quarrel with Republican candidate shortened odds of Trump beating frontrunner for presidency spreading sanctimonious rubbish

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 10th October

🏆  AZED  No. 2,261  4th Oct

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2257

From the archive

A bloke’s all excited with one – like Pamella Bordes? (7)

Third prize winner by K. Thomas in competition 1074