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 27842

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27842

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

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

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

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

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

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

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

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

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

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

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

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

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

DT 27800

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

DT 27794

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

DT 27788

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