Welcome to & lit. – The Azed Slip Archive
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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and Dr Watson’s reviews, as soon as they’re available.
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The Azed Cup
Dr I. S. Fletcher
wins First Prize in competition 2135.
You might see this used in mixed doubles
This year’s honours table
The next Azed competition puzzle will be out on Sunday 2nd June
From the archive
Toilet soap held with difficulty? It’s blooming alive in the water! (11)
Third prize winner by D. F. Manley in competition 1360