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 27806

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27806

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It was wonderful to see so many of our regulars at the George in London at the Sloggers and Betters meeting. I was a bit worried that yesterday’s pleasures might affect my crossword this morning – I managed ok but there were a few tricky bits especially in the SE corner (19d was my last one in) – so I agree with Big Dave’s ratings.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27800

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Many thanks to all of you for the kind words of encouragement after my first blog last week – means a lot to me. Nice enough day in Macclesfield today, and today’s puzzle (by Jay) took me a bit longer than usual (3* difficulty I would suggest) with one or two answers that I didn’t find convincing, tweaking the enjoyment down a wee bit perhaps, but hey, it’s still much more fun than numerous other chores that lie lurking.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27794

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once.  The 2Kiwis aren’t here this week. Actually I don’t think they’ve ever been here as they’re usually there but today they’re neither here nor there because they’re where most of you guys are.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27788

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Less than a week now before we leave for our brief visit to where most of you live. All very exciting and one of the highlights will be meeting at least some of you at The George on 19th May.… Read More

DT 27782

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27782

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

The cold weather that we wrote about last week turned out to be just a warning shot across the bows. The woolly hats and long trousers have been put back in the drawer for the meantime and the wood container for the fire put back in the shed.… Read More

DT 27776

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27776

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Winter has arrived here with attitude. A cold southerly front moved up over the country a couple of days ago bringing wide-spread snow in the South Island and even snow on the hills to the east of us.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27770

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Over Easter our clocks moved back to GMT plus 12 hours where they will stay for the winter. This means for us that it is not so dark in the early morning, but more importantly, we get access to the puzzles for solving and blogging at 11am instead of the summer timetable of 1pm.… Read More

DT 27764

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27764

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. We thought last week’s greeting worked rather well so have used it again this week. Today is a glorious Autumn day.… Read More

DT 27758

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27758

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

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

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

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