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dougkMon, 22/01/2018 - 12:00am

The jumbo-sized puzzle below completes the trilogy of Cove Holiday Cryptic Crossword Puzzles. This time round, many of the clues and/or answers have a bit of Australian flavour.

If you can't quite get to grips with cryptic crosswords then cruciverbalist (crossword setter) David Astle has written some books that might help. Here is my 2011 review of his first.

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dougkMon, 22/01/2018 - 12:00am

MidCoast Council wants our feedback on their Draft Community Strategic Plan - Vision and Values. And we need to let them know what we think.

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dougkSun, 14/01/2018 - 8:51pm

What has happened to the money previously allocated for infrastructure in the Cove? That is the mystery!

And it is a timely question after a week of storms with drains overflowing and roads covered in debris. In expressing our concerns about the risks to our Village from proposed merger back in April 2016 we wrote:

The North Arm Cove Residents Association has worked hard over many years to gain the attention of Great Lakes Council in order to gain community facilities for our village and attention to our roads and drainage needs. We have been

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dougkSun, 14/01/2018 - 7:42pm

Casuarina Park's "Friends of Casuarina" have been doing some landscaping work this week - including new plantings. It was surprising how dry and rock-hard the soil was just a few centimetres down. Hopefully a little steady rain will come and give those new plants an early boost.

Of course there are some volunteer tasks that seem to never end.
Like the collection of twigs and branches that fall from our trees on a regular basis - and particularly during a hot and windy summer....

dougkSat, 30/12/2017 - 6:00am

It seems that 2017 had a daily constitutional crisis of one sort or another all year. Divert your mind if you can and cross swords with the New Year's Cove Jumbo Cryptic. It is full of happenings and people that have made the news both locally and beyond in 2017 plus much more that is sure to puzzle everyone! Let us know if you manage to solve it!

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