Category Archives: Wednesday

Since the beginning of 2010, Wednesday’s regular setter is Jeremy Mutch who has visited the blog as Jay. During 2009, Jay set almost all the Thursday puzzles.

DT 27866

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27866

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Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa (Greetings, Greetings, Greetings to you all).
As it is quite a long time since we last used a Maori greeting here, we thought we would re-use this formal greeting that is often used as the opening line of an oration given on a marae.… Read More

DT 27860

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27860

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We are back home now after our week away in the South Island. We managed to time things so that both our crossings of Cook Strait happened to coincide with significant Southerly weather conditions which made for rather ‘bumpy’ crossings.… Read More

DT 27854

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27854

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Sorry to disappoint but, after the big buildup from 2Kiwis, the mystery blogger is me! I thought this was a typical Wednesday puzzle. Say no more.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT 27848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27848

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The heading that says 2Kiwis is not quite correct as there is only one of us today. Grandchildren minding duties in Wellington being the reason. Next week it will be no Kiwis as we will both be away in the South Island, so a surprise Mr Ron blogger to look forward to.… Read More

DT 27842

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27842

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Our regular morning walk takes us past a series of small ponds. Today, the behaviour of the resident ducks seems to indicate that Spring is not too far away for us.… Read More

DT 27836

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27836

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Last week we mentioned “Winter at its best”. This was very rapidly followed by a spell of “Winter at its worst”. There were severe storms all over the country, roads washed out or flooded, heavy snow across the South Island, many power outages, Whanganui river broke its banks and flooded homes and businesses.… Read More

DT 27830

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27830

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We awoke this morning to find our world covered in a crisp white icing of frost. The hills in the distance, to the east of us, have fresh snow and look like mountains again.… Read More

DT 27824

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27824

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Cold and windy here so we opted out of our regular walk this morning. A good day to hunker down in front of the fire to solve and blog a Jay puzzle.… Read More

DT 27818

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27818

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Despite the difference in seasons, it seems that the weather in UK at present is very similar to what we are having here. Thick jackets and woolly hats were needed for our regular beach walk this morning but at least we did not need umbrellas.… Read More

DT 27812

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27812

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Home again. Winter has arrived while we have been away. It will be warm clothing and fires in the grate for the next couple of months for us while most of you will be basking in the sunshine of a Northern hemisphere summer.… Read More