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DT 30674

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30674

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We found this one quite challenging in places with some references and definitions that did not spring to mind easily for us. Look forward to reading what others made of it.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.… Continue reading

DT 30668

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30668

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Crosswords have had to take a back seat for us lately as we have had lots of family things happening. Our daughter is currently with us for a couple of days but expect we will get back to our regular routine soon.… Continue reading

DT 30662

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30662

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We’re having another spell of our favourite winter weather. Cold frosty mornings gradually warming to fine clear sunny days. Today is a perfect example of one of these so we were well togged up in our woollies for our brisk walk this morning.… Continue reading

DT 30656

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30656

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We’re away from home visiting family in Wellington so having to modify our usual blog-writing procedures. Fingers crossed that it all works as planned.
Another enjoyable Wednesday puzzle with some clues that required a bit of head-scratching to unpick and parse.… Continue reading

DT 30650

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30650

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
More busy times for us as we had another trip to Wellington yesterday for Carol’s second cataract operation. It all went well once again and her world has now become a whole lot clearer than it has been for years.… Continue reading

DT 30644

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30644

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Well the sun might be shining but there is a cold wind blowing leaving us in no doubt that winter is truly here. Think it is a day when the fire gets lit earlier than usual.
This one all went together for us within our 2 star time but there are several clues that needed a bit of pondering along the way.… Continue reading

DT 30638

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30638

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
A busy time for us as we have just returned from a trip to Wellington. Yesterday’s puzzles were solved in a hospital waiting room as Carol was having an eye cataract procedure. It all went perfectly and we stayed last night with family near Wellington.… Continue reading

DT 30632

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30632

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Another crisp white frost here this morning so we were both togged up looking like Michelin people for our walk under clear blue skies. We can stand plenty of winter weather like this.
We really enjoyed working through this one and once we had the long perimeter answers in place it all flowed smoothly for us.… Continue reading

DT 30626

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30626

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Yesterday we noticed that the name of the setter for the Cryptic appeared on the website so hoped that, after all this time, the tradition of secret setters was to end. Alas there is no entry with today’s puzzle so we are back to the guessing game.… Continue reading

DT 30620

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30620

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
A wild windy day here. We forewent our usual beach walk and opted for an alternative route through a pine forest accompanied by all the forest noises like the creaking of trees as they bent to the breeze. Not a bad alternative when the weather is not behaving itself.… Continue reading