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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

R. Jacks wins First Prize in competition 2324.


Festivities seen in church or in stable originally

This year’s honours table

The next Azed competition puzzle will be on Sunday 5th February

Latest  AZED  No. 2,327  15th Jan

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2325

From the archive

Eve’s imprint on Adam’s cheeks? It could play havoc with wedlock, if so (17, 2 words)

Third prize winner by G. H. Willett in competition 1700