Wednesday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29781

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29781

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Winter has decided to come back to visit us for a couple of days. We have actually lit our fire again as we write this.

We completed this one within our two star time but did consider giving it a three as there were a few tricky clues in the mix.… Continue reading

DT 29775

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29775

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’re having a busy day. Started off with an early hearing clinic appointment and then lots of messages and interruptions as it is settlement day for a rental property which we sold recently. Still managed to find time to fit in the solving and blogging duties though.… Continue reading

DT 29769

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29769

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A single brave daffodil is peeping out from its pot near our backdoor and we’re expecting the kowhai trees to match it with their own brilliant yellow display very shortly. Another clear crisp day here but it’s been cool and windy for most of the week so far.… Continue reading

DT 29763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29763

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A beautifully fine almost Spring day here. A very welcome change from the stormy conditions of a week or so ago.

We found a few tricky bits in this one so have given it 3 stars for difficulty.

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

DT 29757

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29757

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

After many months of our country being virtually Covid free the inevitable has now happened and a handful of community cases have been detected in Auckland. Swift action by the authorities has resulted in the whole country going into immediate lockdown for everything other than essential services.… Continue reading

DT 29751

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29751

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Just one Kiwi in the blogging chair this week. We are in Wellington where we came yesterday for a book launch that was held last evening. Today the book’s author is at a gathering of friends from all over the country who have come to celebrate the occasion.… Continue reading

DT 29745

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29745

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We seem to have been watching a lot of TV lately as we have got hooked on what has been happening with the Olympic Games. New Zealanders are feeling pleased with how well our competitors have been doing, particularly in rowing and kayaking.… Continue reading

DT 29739

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29739

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We went a whole week without either of us doing a single cryptic crossword. Withdrawal symptoms were definitely showing so it is good to get back into the regular routine. An extra bonus is that there is a supply of unsolved puzzles from last week that we can draw upon in desperate circumstances.… Continue reading

DT 29733

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29733

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The Kiwis are away this week so I am stepping in. Fortunately there was nothing too tricky in this, yet another excellent Wednesday puzzle. Continue reading “DT 29733”