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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

A. J. Wardrop wins First Prize in competition 2313.


Hints of fruit, eggs and cream in fresh parfait à l’anglaise?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 6th November

Latest  AZED  No. 2,316  23rd Oct

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2313

From the archive

What makes people in time start rioting? (12)

Third prize winner by C. G. Millin in competition 2070