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DT 30158

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30158

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Carol didn’t manage to keep her Covid experience to herself and I (Colin) tested positive on Friday morning so have been in isolation since then. Went straight on the new antiviral drugs which seem to have done the trick with alleviating symptoms.… Continue reading

DT 30152

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30152

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We were away in Whanganui at the weekend at a book launch. On Sunday evening, when we were home again, Carol developed a few snuffles and then on Monday morning tested positive for Covid. So we are both in isolation.… Continue reading

DT 30146

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30146

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A special treat on our morning walk today. We met a juvenile NZ fur seal happily sitting on the beach quite close to the incoming tide. It seemed unfazed by our presence and we were able to get to about 5 metres and spend time observing and admiring each other.… Continue reading

DT 30140

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30140

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

An extra challenge for us this week. We’re juggling our time around a hospital eye clinic appointment. So a bit of blurry vision to cope with as well. With any luck it will still all get sorted well before publishing time.… Continue reading

DT 30134

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30134

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Now that your clocks have gone back an hour we have the new solving time of 1pm for our summer months. This till gives us plenty of time to get everything sorted and scheduled for publication while we are fast asleep.… Continue reading

DT 30128

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30128

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last Monday was a holiday here. We took advantage of the long weekend to celebrate a significant birthday for our daughter by having a family gathering in Greytown in the Wairarapa. A good time was had by all with lots of talking, eating, walking and playing games.… Continue reading

DT 30122

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30122

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Another Logman Toughie day so “Guess the Setter” is the game you’re all invited to play.

Plenty here to keep us amused during what we found to be quite a challenging solve, particularly 13d which we pondered over for ages.… Continue reading

DT 30116

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30116

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Back to our normal two kiwi team again this week.

Another typical Wednesday puzzle to deal with on a cool blustery day.

Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.

Across

1a     Incompetent bunch? I’m not sure after demonstration (6)
SHOWER : Demonstration or display and then a two word interjection meaning ‘I’m not sure’.… Continue reading

DT 30110

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30110

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Just one Kiwi doing the blogging today.

Our weather continues with its craziness. Just as we were getting used to Spring conditions another monstrous system arrives from Antarctica with strong winds and snow to low levels predicted for quite a lot of the country.… Continue reading

DT 30104

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30104

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last Sunday we moved our clocks forward one hour. This gives us longer evenings for leisure activities but also has the effect of moving the time the puzzles come available. For a few weeks, until you move your clocks back on 30th October, our solving time starts at midday instead of 11am.… Continue reading