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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 2495.

BUNG

Bursting out of stir after screw’s given bribe?

This year’s honours table

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Latest  AZED  No. 2,502  24th May

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Dr Watson reviews Azed 2500

From the archive

A small mark on the ace, well shuffled – it can certainly assist in the cut! (7)

Third prize winner by C. J. Lowe in competition 640

Solution