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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

Dr S. J. Shaw
wins First Prize in competition 2230.


These part to reveal alternative fates, God above and devilish heat below

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 5th April

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2230

From the archive

A Latin to get established in prize ring applied to one? (8)

Third prize winner by T. J. Moorey in competition 1733