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 27776

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27776

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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

DT 27770

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27770

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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

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27764

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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

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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

DT 27740

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

DT 27734

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

DT 27728

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

DT 27722

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