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.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27710

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

We felt privileged to have done the reviews on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and now we get to write one on this auspicious day.
Happy Birthday Blog.
Our weather has been like we think we remember our summers from childhood.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27704

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from a chilly Oxford. What a funny week it’s been – Monday felt like Tuesday with gazza doing the hints, yesterday felt like Monday and I haven’t really decided what today feels like yet. Oh yes – it’s Wednesday and I’m doing the hints for the 2Kiwis who are otherwise occupied this week – just 1K today masquerading as 2K’s.  … Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27698

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

There seems to be a benevolent anticyclone that has decided to spend a prolonged period sitting over New Zealand. Perfect weather for the thousands of people who are taking their annual summer holiday.

Jay has broken this week’s pattern of more difficult puzzles with this enjoyable offering.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27692

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Our Pohutukawa trees which were a little late this year to deserve their title of New Zealand Christmas trees are now in full bloom. We have three vivid crimson beacons from our house to the river, and a spell of brilliant mid-summer weather too.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27686

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

This week, at the time this gets posted, it will be the stroke of midnight here. Throughout the land fireworks will be set off and many voices will be raised in appalling raucous renditions of Auld Lang Syne……..but not here. We expect to be happily asleep by then.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27681

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

At the time this gets posted we will be fast asleep in bed. Santa, wearing beach shorts and Jandals, will be sliding down our chimney. Our Christmas Day will have begun.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
This week we have the pleasure of blogging a Rufus Christmas puzzle.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27675

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

We have got to the end of what has been a busy time for us. The last of our visitors has been delivered to the railway station. “The Book” has been successfully launched. (Check out the link at the end of the post if more detail is required.) All done in time to let us enjoy this clever, slightly tricky puzzle from Jay.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27669

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Things are really hotting up towards Christmas for us. We have two Bridge Club functions, a great nephew’s christening. a book launch and friends coming to stay, all within this next week.  A busy time but enough still available to appreciate and enjoy  this offering from Jay.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27663

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Radio New Zealand told us a couple of days ago that summer has officially started. Doesn’t really feel like it yet as we have had more than our share of cold windy days lately. Today however is calm, clear and warmish so we can feel optimistic of more to come.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27657

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

One Kiwi has been away for a few days staying with a group of friends on Matiu/Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbour. (Google it). She saw many other birds but had to hurry home this morning by ferry, train and car to do the blog.… Read More