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DT 30098

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30098

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The godwits have arrived back from Alaska and are once more happily feeding in our estuary. The ponds we walk past daily are busy with the cheeping and bustling of families of newly-hatched ducklings. Spring has definitely arrived in our little corner of the world.… Continue reading

DT 30092

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30092

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Life is at last getting back to normal. No medical appointments of any kind today so all clear to return to our regular blogging duties. Thanks so much Pommers for filling in for us on the last two Wednesdays.Continue reading

DT 30074

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30074

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

New Zealand has had a right drenching. A weather system that was referred to as “an atmospheric river of moist air from the north”, has given us all a thorough wetting. The worst affected area is the north of the South Island, particularly Nelson, where there has been a lot of flooding and many landslips.… Continue reading

DT 30068

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30068

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Truffles. About a year ago at a family gathering we happened to mention that we had never knowingly tasted truffles. Our son Nick stored this information in his mind and has been on the lookout ever since. On Saturday, recently returned from a trip to Christchurch, he arrived at our place with a small glass jar containing a fresh black truffle about the size of a thumbnail, sitting in a little nest of rice which acts as a desiccant.… Continue reading

DT 30062

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30062

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have visitors staying this week and our crossword solving schedule is somewhat out of kilter. Managed to find enough time for the Wednesday blog though.

Quite tricky in places and a lot of fun right through for us.… Continue reading

DT 30056

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30056

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Our awful winter weather continues. Today there is a positive spin-off. Instead of our usual beach walk this morning, the time was spent putting together an Armenian spice cake. This actually involves one baker and one observer and potential taster.… Continue reading

DT 30050

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30050

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Our winter of wetness continues. Many parts of the country are reporting their highest seasonal rainfall ever. Just seems to be just one severe weather system after another. Everyone is heartily sick of it now.

Things feel to back to normal with the Wednesday puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 30044

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30044

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have been listening with concern to the reports coming through about the trials and tribulations of the atypically hot conditions that are affecting so many of you. It actually is rather bizarre to us as we are wrapped up and gathering around the fire to keep ourselves warm here.… Continue reading

DT 30038

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30038

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Weather here absolutely atrocious over virtually all of the country. Just what we don’t need for the mid-winter school holiday break.

Enjoy the puzzle – we did.

Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.

Across

1a     Indulges — if wife gives permission!… Continue reading

DT 30032

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30032

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Challenging circumstances for us today as a hospital eye clinic appointment happened right at the time when we would normally be putting the hints together. A good thing that our time difference means that we are still able get it all sorted before the publishing deadline, despite a few vision restrictions.… Continue reading