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 27758

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27758

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Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa (Greetings, greetings, greetings to you all). We thought it was about time that we introduced another Maori greeting. This is a somewhat formal one.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27752

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Our news has been dominated this last week by tropical cyclone Pam. She was a very severe, force 5, storm that developed way north of us and caused huge devastation and some loss of life in Vanuatu a few days ago.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27746

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The weather now has the suggestion of change about it. We are still having mainly warm sunny days, but we are getting some rain at times now and the mornings have the feeling of “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27740

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Yesterday, on our regular walk, we saw two black swans swimming in the estuary. They are really Australian birds but are well established in NZ. We often have them visiting our estuary as a safe refuge during the shooting season which starts in May.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27734

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This week we are writing from Wellington. We have been inveigled into being grandchildren minders for a few days. As we are technophobes, we arrived here nice and early to be sure we could connect up the Wi-Fi and printer as we like them.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27728

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We had a few days of colder weather with rain in some areas that coincided with the opening events of the world cup cricket,
however it did not last long and we have returned to beautifully fine clear late summer days.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27722

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On our regular walk this morning we particularly noted that the Bar-tailed Godwits are looking plump now and changing to their rust coloured plumage in preparation for their imminent departure for Alaska.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27716

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After a record-breaking dry January, we have at last had a few days of rain that has been much appreciated by farmers and gardeners. This coming weekend is a long holiday one here for Waitangi Day (we don’t call them Bank Holidays here, but the same thing) and we are hoping the weather returns to dry again as we are expecting an invasion of family, intending to pitch their tents on the lawn.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27710

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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.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27704

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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.… Read More