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 27734

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

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

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. It is getting a little nippier in the
mornings too but we have not yet been moved to change from sandals and shorts for our daily walks.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27722

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

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. Other birds that we noticed  were the little Wrybills. Quite small birds by wading bird standards with eponymous shaped bills that curve to the right.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27716

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

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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