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DT 29853

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29853

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

So much for the approaching summer that we have been talking about. The last several days have been very wet with temperatures several degrees lower than we expect at this time of the year. Just hope that it doesn’t stick around to upset people’s Christmas holiday plans.Continue reading

DT 29847

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29847

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

This morning on our walk we encountered five families of Canada geese with all their goslings in tow. They must have been nesting somewhere up-river from us and decided to combine forces to have a joint picnic outing. Don’t recall having seen goslings here before.… Continue reading

DT 29841

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29841

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A couple of hours before we started working on this we had a big firewood delivery. We made a tentative start on it but most of the moving and stacking in readiness for next winter is still in the ‘Urgent jobs to get done’ file.

Another good fun Wednesday puzzle to distract and amuse us.

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DT 29835

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29835

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Suspect that we have Jay back as setter today.
A couple of tricky words in the mix, well put together as usual and good fun of course. Continue reading “DT 29835”

DT29829

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29829

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’re almost prepared to believe that our summer is not far away now. We are having a great spell of fine, warm weather with clear, blue skies and gentle sea breezes. Everything is bursting with life. We saw so many duckling families on our walk this morning that we stopped counting them.… Continue reading

DT 29823

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29823

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

1pm is our puzzle solving and blogging time now that both NZ and UK have adjusted clocks. Not that it makes a lot of difference to our routine.

A slow start again for us in the NW corner but we picked up speed as we went along.… Continue reading

DT 29817

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29817

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A bit of extra challenge to put this together. Colin, who usually does all the technical stuff, has had another eye injection a few hours ago and so has very limited blurry vision for a while. However we will cope and beg forgiveness for any glitches.

All the usual Wednesday puzzle fun, with some tricky clues in the bottom half which took us into 3 star time.

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DT 29811

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29811

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We were slow getting started with this one and then a few tricky bits along the way so three stars for difficulty. Lots of fun of course too. Continue reading “DT 29811”

DT 29805

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29805

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

As today’s Toughie is by Logman we think we can safely assume that Jay is not the setter of this one. So a good chance for us all to play the ‘Guess the Setter’ game. We won’t give our opinion, just wait and see.… Continue reading

DT 29799

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29799

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Spring is still a bit slow arriving for us. Lots of new animals about on the farms, the first clutches of ducklings, the godwits are back on the estuary, but we are still having quite a few grey dampish days.… Continue reading