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DT 29332

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29332

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

In New Zealand we have now been in full lockdown for two weeks. The good news coming out is that the number of new cases each day is starting to decline even though many more tests are now being taken.… Continue reading

DT 29326

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29326

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Our walk this morning was entirely through thick fog. It felt like even the weather had decided to go into lockdown mode. It didn’t last too long though and once it disappeared out to sea we were left with a beautiful calm autumn day.… Continue reading

DT 29320

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29320

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Despite the whole country being in lockdown we are still permitted to do our regular walking as long as it is only with people from ones own household. A two metre separation must be kept from everyone else. It is so reassuring in the midst of so much disruption to notice that the tides continue to ebb and flow as they always have done and the flocks of birds carry on just being birds.… Continue reading

DT 29314

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29314

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Even here in NZ we live in strange times. We have effectively closed the borders, which is relatively easy to do in a nation surrounded by huge natural moats, and any travellers who do arrive are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days.… Continue reading

DT 29308

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29308

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Something is decidedly fishy about Jay’s puzzle today but it still has all the usual cleverness and fun.

 Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.

Across

1a     Master the last of skills needed with fish (7)
SKIPPER : The final letter of skills and then a smoked herring.… Continue reading

DT 29302

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29302

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Sunrise for us is now getting noticeably later and there is a slight nip in the air in the mornings. The godwits on the estuary are now starting to show rust coloured plumage, an indication that they will soon be leaving us for their long migration to their breeding grounds in Alaska.… Continue reading

DT 29296

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29296

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have been away for a few days. Taumarunui is a small town in the centre of the North Island and from there we did a day trip which involved a jet boat ride on the upper Whanganui river and then a self-drive excursion in converted golf carts along a section of discontinued railway.… Continue reading

DT 29290

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29290

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

It has been a busy couple of days for us. We impulse bought a new computer and then went to Wellington to enlist family assistance to set it all up for us. Why are these things so stressful for people of our age?… Continue reading

DT 29284

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29284

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

With the dreadful weather most of you have been having lately we would feel a bit guilty about mentioning the beautiful warm summer days that we are enjoying here. So we won’t. We’ll get straight on with today’s Jay puzzle instead.… Continue reading

DT 29278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29278

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A solo flight again this week. Grand-parental duties being the excuse.

While we have been enjoying warm dry conditions lately, further south, in the lower portion of the South Island where we were camping almost a year ago, they have been having torrential rain causing considerable flooding with lots of roads washed out and people needing helicopter evacuations.… Continue reading