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DT 29470

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29470

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

The weather gods have thrown a real mixture at us again this week. Some really vicious squally showers yesterday but beautiful clear blue skies today although the appropriately named equinoctial winds are still present.

A bit rushed this week as we are due to drive to Wellington for grand-parental duties as soon as we get this done and scheduled for publication.… Continue reading

DT 29464

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29464

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
 A grey overcast day here. We have had a trailer load of firewood delivered this morning and have been busy getting it unloaded and neatly stacked so that it will be nice and dry when we get to use it next winter.… Continue reading

DT 29458

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29458

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

As soon as the calendar told us that Spring had officially started the weather gods must have decided that Winter was not over yet and have sent in an icy blast from the south. Lots of fresh snow in parts of the South Island and we’ve had cold, wet conditions here.… Continue reading

DT 29452

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29452

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Typical Spring weather this past week. Changeable with frequent showers but some fine spells in between.

Jay has supplied the goods as usual.

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Across

1a     Leverage needed for acquisition (8)
PURCHASE : A double definition.… Continue reading

DT 29446

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29446

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’ve been having a brilliant spell of weather lately. A series of the heaviest frosts we have had this year followed by crisp, calm days under cloudless blue skies. Think it is about to change into a few days with some rain but we’re not complaining.… Continue reading

DT 29440

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29440

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

New Zealand had been free of any Covid 19 in the community for 102 days. Then yesterday it was announced that four cases, all in one family, were discovered in people who had not had any obvious connection with potential infection sources.… Continue reading

DT 29434

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29434

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Slightly bigger birds for our wildlife report this week. A very sleek egret patiently waiting by a stream that runs through the wetland at the edge of the estuary.  A bit further along, one of the regulars, a white-faced heron doing the same.… Continue reading

DT 29428

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29428

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A wildlife report this week.
The NZ dabchick that was a highlight of our walks during lockdown must have decided that it was time to find a new pond. We miss him. 
We were walking on Sunday with some visitors and there was a juvenile fur seal on the main beach.… Continue reading

DT 29422

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29422

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Another Wednesday. Another Jay puzzle to enjoy.
It’s been a quiet week here so we’ll skip the trivia and get straight into the solving. 
A puzzle towards the easier end of the spectrum for us.

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

DT 29416

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29416

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We must have just turned the corner with the seasons. Two shy daffodils have dared to burst into bloom in our garden. We think they are very foolhardy as it certainly still feels like winter to us.

We thought Jay has been gentle on us this week but all the fun is still there.… Continue reading