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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

M. Hodgkin
wins First Prize in competition 2248.


With consumption of endless fibre I decrease in size?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 6th September

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2250
Dr Watson reviews Azed 2248

From the archive

Fame, for example, back around ’50. Or ’70? (7)

Third prize winner by F. R. Palmer in competition 547