Putting the words to lights – crossword clues explained in plain English
As our avatar and pen name indicate we are both New Zealanders born and bred. Although our ancestry is British and Scottish, three of our parents were also born in NZ and the fourth emigrated here as a young man in the 1920s.
We are both in our seventies, have been married a long time so must be pretty used to each other by now. We have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Things are really hotting up towards Christmas for us. We have two Bridge Club functions, a great nephew’s christening. a book launch and friends coming to stay, all within this next week. A busy time but enough still available to appreciate and enjoy this offering from Jay.
Radio New Zealand told us a couple of days ago that summer has officially started. Doesn’t really feel like it yet as we have had more than our share of cold windy days lately. Today however is calm, clear and warmish so we can feel optimistic of more to come.
Jay has served up another of his tasty delights today, slightly in the gentler range.
One Kiwi has been away for a few days staying with a group of friends on Matiu/Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbour. (Google it). She saw many other birds but had to hurry home this morning by ferry, train and car to do the blog.
Jay has given us a few words that took a bit of pondering but the puzzle is generally quite gentle.
We had a great time at Wairakei Resort last weekend. The weather was outstandingly perfect so we were able to do all the things we had planned. Hot-pool bathing, walking, seeing the sights including the magnificent Huka Falls, 9 holes of golf, eating far too much and hanging out with family. What more could we ask for?
A few tricky ones from Jay this week and good fun as ever.
In a couple of days we are off for a family gathering at the Wairakei Resort Hotel which is just north of Lake Taupo. It is in the geothermal region with lots of things to see and do. Should be fun and we are really looking forward to it.
Good fun again from Jay with just one word that we had to discover in the BRB.
We had a beautiful fine Spring morning for our walk earlier but now, as it often does at this time of the year, a wind has built up and the sky is grey. Just the weather for solving and blogging crosswords.
Good fun again from Jay and we thought it was just a little easier than last week’s.
We thought this puzzle from Jay was a lot of fun so have upped the enjoyment rating. It took us about average time to solve and parse so *** for difficulty.
Last week we mentioned asparagus in our intro. There were lots of comments but nobody mentioned green pees (not a typo!). Congratulations on being so restrained.
Today, in the Dominion-Post from Wellington, the first puzzle we blogged, 27603, has appeared. We wonder if this will prompt Kiwi lurkers to make a comment.
Yesterday, on our morning walk, we saw the first flock of Bar-tailed Godwits that have returned to our estuary from their breeding ground in Alaska. Incredibly, they make this journey non-stop. We are always pleased to see them safely home again each year.