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ST 3103 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3103 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are about to ‘catch up’ (I use the term loosely) with our neighbouring Provinces and enter a Third Wave of Covid partly because of Canada’s pitiful vaccination rate – as of yesterday, Canada is 35th, compared to the UK’s 7th, in the ‘league table’ of vaccination rates by country. … Continue reading

ST 3102 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3102 (Hints)

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A very good Easter Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Monday, at 3:00 pm, we were enjoying a balmy and record high temperature, for the date, of plus 19 degrees when 24 hours of what is euphemistically called Active Spring Weather arrived – high winds up to 90 km/hr, snow, and, on Tuesday, at 3:00 pm, a high temperature of minus 7 degrees!… Continue reading

ST 3101 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3101 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the glacial progress of Covid vaccinations continues.  As a septuagenarian, 10 days ago, I was allowed to make an appointment for a first ‘shot’ of Pfizer to be administered on April 6th and there seems to a proud boast from our Federal Government that some time this week we shall have received a total of 3.2 million ‘doses’ (for a population of 38 million).… Continue reading

ST 3100 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3100 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we continue to enjoy above seasonal average temperatures with very little precipitation so the farmers are complaining as they always do when it is too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry – but have you ever seen a farmer on a bike? … Continue reading

DT 29628 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29628 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Another Saturday when you have not slept for over 24 hours.  Tilsit has another commitment today, happily not involving hospitals, so I am standing, or should it be sitting, in again.

So, a very good Saturday morning from Winnipeg. … Continue reading

ST 3099 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3099 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg and I wish all the UK Mothers a Happy Mothering Sunday/Mother’s Day; unfortunately, in Canada we have long ago adopted the USA Hallmark Holiday version, some time in May I believe.… Continue reading

ST 3098 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3098 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, with the beginning of ‘Meteorological Spring,’ unseasonably warmer temperatures have started the thaw so the snow is disappearing and ‘open water’ is starting to appear on the rivers.… Continue reading

ST 3097 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3097 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, in Canada, a third vaccine (AstraZeneca) was at last approved this week.  We hope its availability will do something to improve on the glacial rate of getting the stuff into peoples arms. … Continue reading

ST 3096 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3096 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it has gradually warmed up since last Sunday and tomorrow we are ‘promised’ a T-shirt and Shorts high temperature of plus 6 degrees. :wink:  

Last Sunday I reported that Worldpay had processed my puzzle subscription correctly and on time and now it would appear that they have managed to communicate that occurrence to the Daily Telegraph and my subscription is continuing uninterrupted – wonders will never cease.… Continue reading

DT 29604 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29604 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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No, you have not slept for over 24 hours.  In the wee small hours (UK time) of this morning, Tilsit was taken to hospital with ‘leg problems’ and so, after responding to an emergency e-mail, I am substituting for him, and best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.… Continue reading