Wednesday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29655

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29655

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

  The big news here this week has been the opening of the trans-Tasman travel bubble. This means that people can once again travel in either direction between Australia and New Zealand without any requirement for 2 weeks quarantine. A big step back towards normality and has made the tourist sector in NZ, which has been severely affected by restrictions, breathe a sigh of relief.… Continue reading

DT 29649

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29649

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Autumn weather! We put this blog together accompanied by thunder and lightning with torrential rain and then, by the time we were adding the finishing touches, we were back to blue skies with white fluffy clouds once again.

Good stuff as ever from Jay.… Continue reading

DT 29643

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29643

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

The biannual clock adjustments have now been made so we are now on ‘Winter Blogging Time’.
This means that we get the puzzles and start working on them at 11.00am whereas it does not happen for us until 1.00pm during the summer.… Continue reading

DT 29637

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29637

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The weather system that caused so much flooding in Australia recently has now made its way to us but fortunately has lost most of its sting in crossing the Tasman. So, dampish and warm here which we can easily cope with.… Continue reading

DT 29631

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29631

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Autumn has definitely arrived now. Quite a lot colder at night and chilly in the mornings with mist hanging over the river until the rising sun chases it away. Just a small group of godwits still here and we can’t decide whether they are late departers or a group of juveniles choosing to over-winter here.… Continue reading

DT 29625

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29625

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Recently, late afternoons have seen most New Zealanders glued to their TV screens watching the dramas of America’s Cup yachting being played out on the Hauraki Gulf. As we write this, the score stands at 6 – 3 in NZ’s favour over Luna Rossa from Italy.… Continue reading

DT 29619

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29619

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We raced through the top half of this Jay puzzle and then slowed considerably in the lower parts.

Plenty of food here for those who are feeling a little peckish as well as some rather scrumptious anagrams to get one’s teeth into.… Continue reading

DT 29613

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29613

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Our warm, dry, late-summer days continue. Autumn cannot be too far away for us but no sign of it yet apart from the godwits adopting their rust-coloured mating plumage in preparation for their migratory flight to Alaska.

Another Wednesday, another Jay puzzle to enjoy.… Continue reading

DT 29607

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29607

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’ve had a very busy couple of days as we have been having ‘The Bach’ re-roofed. We have been allowed to help with the fetch and carry and unskilled bits of the operation. Ross, the expert roofer, is dealing with the finishing touches as we write this.… Continue reading

DT 29601

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29601

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last weekend it was detected that some sneaky Covid 19 greeblies had managed to get through our strict border controls. The country immediately went into lockdown. Level 3 for Auckland and Level 2 for the rest of the country.… Continue reading