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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

D. K. Arnott
wins First Prize in competition 2220.

A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)

Solitary Christmas – a little snooze, a little canned Mosel (free from M&S), a little cake

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 1st February

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2222

From the archive

As garden not half let run to seed? (8)

Third prize winner by C. A. Clarke in competition 1130