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DT 29260

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29260

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Flying solo this week.

A beautiful fine summer day and the extended forecast suggests that it will stay this way for quite some time. Hope they have got it right.

Jay has supplied the goods once again.

 Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.… Continue reading

DT 29254

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29254

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have been having a lot of windy days lately. The same winds that have been adding to the ferocity of the huge fires in Australia, blowing some of the smoke right across the Tasman, has also stripped the last of the blossoms off the Christmas flowering Pohutukawa trees.… Continue reading

DT 29248

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29248

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Happy New Year everyone.

We have been away with family again and despite partying to welcome in the new year, we happily managed to avoid the holiday chaos on the roads and get home in time to solve this Jay’s first puzzle for 2020.… Continue reading

DT 100011

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100011

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Merry Christmas everyone. Or in Maori ‘Meri Kirihimete’.

As today is a Wednesday we (at least those of us who get it from the Puzzles site) do still have a Jay puzzle to solve and enjoy. Continue reading “DT 100011”

DT 29237

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29237

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We might be only a couple of days short of our summer solstice but it feels like a real winter’s day here today. Hope this doesn’t last long.

Jay as entertaining as ever, and we found it a tad trickier than they have been lately, just sneaking into our ‘3 star’ for difficulty time.… Continue reading

DT 29231

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29231

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

It has been quite a week here in New Zealand. The weather pattern that we mentioned in last week’s blog caused significant infrastructure damage in the South Island with many slips and areas of flooding. Huge disruption for many people, especially tourists, with the only road down the West Coast not expected to re-open before Christmas.… Continue reading

DT 29225

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29225

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Really mixed weather here at present. At times beautifully fine and warm and then a few days of blustery stormy conditions, changing hour by hour, before it clears again. We’ve missed the worst of it once again but other parts of the country haven’t fared so well.… Continue reading

DT 29219

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29219

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

In last Friday’s Toughie puzzle by Sparks we learnt a new word ‘aval’. Today I have a chance to use it. We have a rare solo blog because Carol is away in Wellington for a few days on mainly aval duties.… Continue reading

DT 29213

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29213

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’ve been rather busy lately as we decided it was time to re-stain our house. Last time we did it there were two sprightly 60yr olds up the ladders. A bit more of an effort for 75yr olds but slowly, with lots of coffee and crossword breaks, seems to be doing the trick.… Continue reading

DT 29207

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29207

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Over the last few days we have missed some of our regular beach walks because of various routine dental and medical appointments. Far less interesting to write about in the preamble so we’ll move straight on to today’s Jay puzzle.… Continue reading