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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

G. Borooah wins First Prize in competition 2421.


À la PM’s disco dancing?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 23rd December

Latest  AZED  No. 2,426  9th Dec

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2425

From the archive

Silk scarf entangled leads to Isadora’s end on road (7)

First prize winner by R. J. Heald in competition 1992