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In this Archive you can find thousands of the best Cryptic Crossword Clues from 75 years of the Observer Azed and Ximenes clue-writing competitions.

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The Azed Cup

M. Hodgkin wins First Prize in competition 2560.

BOMBAST

Bojo’s beloved going nuts about bride-chamber at Number Ten – outdated stuff!

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 7th August


🏆  AZED  No. 2,564  1st Aug

All online Azed puzzles

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2560

From the archive

Namely, one never tight – therefore in the red? (11)

First prize winner by W. K. M. Slimmings in competition 123

Solution