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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

J. C. Leyland
wins First Prize in competition 2226.


See plod rebuking a delinquent for what fouls up kerb-loading?

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 7th March

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2226

From the archive

Use worsted maybe in order to create an —— (10)

Second prize winner by R. J. Heald in competition 2031