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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.

& lit. is expecting to publish the results of Azed 2196
around 8th August. Apologies for the delay.

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The Azed Cup

R. J. Heald
wins First Prize in competition 2191.


Quid tucked inside jowl?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 3rd August

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2196

From the archive

How —— does ramble: you might have noticed pew so hard! (9)

Second prize winner by D. F. Manley in competition 1247