Welcome to & lit. – The Azed Slip Archive
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.
In memory of Sir Jeremy (C. J.) Morse, champion clue-writer
for 65 years, who died recently and will be sadly missed.
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The Azed Cup
I. Simpson wins First Prize in competition 2274.
Clue at head of slip – I. Simpson? Not unless awfully, awfully pleasing
This year’s honours table
The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 13th February
🏆 AZED No. 2,279 7th Feb
From the archive
For this to cease, ecclesiastical Rome may need reforming! (11)
First prize winner by C. J. Napier in competition 1203