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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from more than 70 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes clue-writing competitions.

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The Azed Cup

I. Simpson wins First Prize in competition 2451.


Montero gets place for parking here?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 4th August

Latest  AZED  No. 2,457  14th Jul

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2451

From the archive

Gelded nag, nil ——? (12)

First prize winner by R. C. Bell in competition 1174