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

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The Azed Cup

J. C. Leyland wins First Prize in competition 2296.


How intimate embraces lead to rakish Don Giovanni maybe getting end away?

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 7th August

Latest  AZED  No. 2,303  24th Jul

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2300

From the archive

Characteristic of bug – it’s for hiding in small space with microphone (7)

Second prize winner by M. Barley in competition 1746