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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

P. Coles wins First Prize in competition 2547.

FILATORY

Fay trio with line in weaving? One spins thread

This year’s honours table

The current Azed competition closes on Saturday 8th May


🏆  AZED  No. 2,551  2nd May

All online Azed puzzles

Dr Watson reviews Azed 2547

From the archive

Teased with spin, hooked to outfield … firmly held (10)

Third prize winner by E. J. Burge in competition 1511

Solution