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Mister Tom @ #11446: Nice. I must have tried all the other 29 combinations for theBeggar Man group, damn it. Minor gripe but imo leg doesn't work here: Moment would (1 minute ago)

AlanP @ #11412: Miss Slink, a couple of them are eighties so you may be too young to know them. However the George Ezra one is more up to date and you'd probably know it if you heard it (Budapest). As for Jerusalem every patriotic Englishman or woman should be singing this one. (21 minutes ago)

Pedantophile @ #11439: Apologies to you Miss Slink and Alex. I got carried away with the idolatry of my hero. (32 minutes ago)

Alex @ #11439: I thought Pedantophile shouldve used your name,that's all! (2 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11450: I've heard of the taxonomic ranks of animals, and am aware that the class "mammals" is split into three sub classes and a number of different orders. I didn't say 'class order' was wrong, just a bit of a stretch. There are other clues that would've rolled of the tongue a little easier I fancy. (3 hours, 8 minutes ago)

Wheel @ #11445: Easy but shit (9 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Miss Slink @ #11439: I'm not sure I understand your comment, Alex. Are you referring to me? (9 hours, 10 minutes ago)

Wheel @ #11444: poor grid. waaaaay too easy. (9 hours, 15 minutes ago)

Wheel @ #11431: worst grid on the site (9 hours, 19 minutes ago)

Alex @ #11439: Who is she? The cats mother? (9 hours, 32 minutes ago)

Pedantophile @ #11439: Brilliant. You last post was absolutely brilliant in exposing her grammatical error. It's such an honour being in you fan club. Yous sincerely. (10 hours, 58 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #11449: Whoa! Great grid there! , (11 hours, 8 minutes ago)

Chigley @ #11449: Enjoyable (11 hours, 13 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #11449: Absolutely brilliant. (11 hours, 14 minutes ago)

Pamela @ #11329: CELP (11 hours, 19 minutes ago)

DangerMouse @ #11450: Maybe Mr Pedant...but surely you have heard of The Class Order of Mammals!!? (13 hours, 18 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11444: I think so as well. I was worried that nobody else realised. Not anymore, that train has sailed, whooo. *takes deep victory swig from glass marked 'made it'* (13 hours, 26 minutes ago)

knife @ #11367: Nice one, tricky but still accessible (13 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11439: Hello, you're very welcome. I don't need/want to look it up, who has time for that, I'm too busy trying to find errors! I believe you have used the full stop incorrectly on you last sentence in THAT comment, however if you think the full stop should be inside the parentheses then you have made a mistake on an earlier sentence when you placed it outside. But hey, who cares right? What does the english grammar site say? I haven't renewed my subscription(.) (13 hours, 32 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11450: Class order is a bit of a stretch, but a only a real pedant would make a fuss (13 hours, 53 minutes ago)

Pedantophile @ #11444: Absolutely. This opinion surely cements your well earnt reputation as the self appointed custodian of standards on this Web site. (13 hours, 57 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11356: Could swap AIR with BASS. So not a unique solution. Also a bit simple, but that is not really a fair critique cos there needs to be varying degrees of difficulty, plus the amount of grids you are producing, they can't all be hits, however I am enjoying them for the most part. Keep up the good 'gridding' (14 hours, 1 minute ago)

Gmc @ #11442: As a marvel fan, blackcat is not vague, and she got skills. wash your mouth out (14 hours, 8 minutes ago)

Miss Slink @ #11439: Thanks for the grammar lesson, Pedant, but I am technically correct as the brackets contain an entire sentence. Look it up on any English grammar site if you don't believe me! (14 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Gmc @ #11445: Really good crossovers, liked it a lot. (14 hours, 10 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11439: I appear to have to have posted that twice, oh well. Let's assume it was on purpose for dramatic effect, no one will ever know. (14 hours, 12 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11439: Well now you are talking semantics. I had heard of John Stone, the musician and the welsh actor, however I had to google John Ashe (I'll admit it) cos I didn't have scooby who he was! So I believe my point is valid. In other news, I'm pretty carefree about my typing, and do not strive for grammatical perfection, and am pleased to be encouraging pedantry in others. (Also, your final full stop came a bit early, it really should be outside of the parentheses). I am having a nice day! (14 hours, 14 minutes ago)

Pol @ #11431: That is high praise indeed,...but it was neat. (14 hours, 14 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11439: Well now you are talking semantics. I had heard of John Stone, the musician and the welsh actor, however I had to google John Ashe (I'll admit it) cos I didn't have scooby who he was! So I believe my point is valid. In other news, I'm pretty carefree about my typing, and do not strive for grammatical perfection, and am pleased to be encouraging pedantry in others. (Also, your final full stop came a bit early, it really should be outside of the parentheses). I am having a nice day! (14 hours, 15 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11444: I seldom comment on a quiz when find no errors, but this grid, is as good as it gets. Bravo (14 hours, 25 minutes ago)

nan @ #11431: i think it was the best grid on this website (14 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Toby @ #11361: One set could have a completely different answer that would also be correct, so would require adding. (17 hours, 27 minutes ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ? (20 hours, 39 minutes ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ?? (20 hours, 39 minutes ago)

Miss Slink @ #11439: Hi Pedant, I googled John Stone as I was making the grid and no one of note with that exact name came up (there's a John Stone-Stone, but obviously that wouldn't fit). Have I out-pedanted you there? YOU have a nice day! :) (Also, you forgot to add a full stop on the end of your last sentence there.) (21 hours, 14 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #11365: I second that! (22 hours, 19 minutes ago)

knife @ #11365: Nice witty one, nicely themed (23 hours, 3 minutes ago)

weegieman @ #11442: Thanks Pedant. I had actually considered finding an alternative for "black" (gunsmith, locksmith), decided in the end that "black cat" was too vague to count as a real solution and that keeping "black" added to the spice by multiplying the red herrings. Quibble noted however. (23 hours, 11 minutes ago)

Pedant @ #11442: Nice grid. not a unique solution however, you could swap TOM and BLACK- Making BLACK CAT and TOM SMITH (1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11436: *Ban Ki-Moon. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Pedant @ #11439: Could swap PEEL and STONE. Have a nice day (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Pedant @ #11441: You could argue that there is not a unique solution as you could take NA and put it in the tennis players row (Li Na) and replace it with KING (Hermann HENKING) (1 day, 3 hours ago)

AlanP @ #11442: Nice one, but aren't the colours just colours and the fact they are part of the group names just irrelevant? (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Pol @ #11410: It was great fun! Well done. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

SimonArk @ #11410: Thanks so very much, it's my first effort! (1 day, 12 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11442: good grid, liked the red herrings (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: Wrong words shown.... (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Dadio55 @ #98: Good range of links and the red herrings make it tricky. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Wow,Thankyou! (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11356: Thank you, Slinky Fan - your signed photo is in the post! (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink, you are cool! (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11356: Yeah, this was a good'un - clever but not too difficult. Also, as an aside, I feel I've learnt so much about football club nicknames since playing on this site - I've still not the foggiest why Peterborough are deemed "Posh", but the fact I now know that they are is one further nugget of knowledge I can take with me to help me get through this confusing game we call life (and also help me win pub quizzes). (1 day, 20 hours ago)

GavinJ @ #11436: Excellent grid. Enjoyed a lot (1 day, 20 hours ago)

pedro @ #11438: shocker (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11421: I liked it,Mister Tom.... But I didn't solve it! I went down some blind alleys instead! (2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11421: Did you like it? (2 days, 1 hour ago)

knife @ #11356: Nice one, accessible but tricky. Liked the football club nicknames. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

toast @ #11311: Billy you have misspelled Cameron. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Zbj @ #11420: Good one. Stumped me. (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Zbj @ #11431: I remember blue raspberry being a flavour of slush puppy. Might also be a jelly bean. (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Rabsijay @ #98: Enjoyed - well constructed (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Rabsijay @ #11405: doesn't admit "crossbreed", "invertebrate", (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Rabsijay @ #11420: Beat me! (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Rabsijay @ #11431: Raspberry misspelled. Why Lions but all others in singular? (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Ray @ #11432: Could have done with some further explanations. I've no idea what CSU is and what it has to do with the number 24. (2 days, 10 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11431: I suppose you could say "I blew a raspberry"...... (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11424: Very good - ran out of time but liked the links (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11429: Used to be a bingo caller, and didn't get the bingo references! (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11431: I guessed the connection, but blue rasberry? (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Billy @ #11311: Some of them were, not certain about Blair (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Billy @ #11309: My knowledge of goats has improved (2 days, 11 hours ago)

chris @ #11430: poor due to basic spelling issue os Shakespeare. Also the Snowdon and Parliament groups were a bit poor. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11431: Where do you get blue raspberries from, I would like some of those to put in a 3.1415926? (2 days, 13 hours ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11430: Because you spelt it shakesphere, it said Shakespeare was wrong. Disappointing! Also to be honest, whatever four Shakespeare plays you would have put up, everyone would have got it. (2 days, 16 hours ago)

AlanP @ #11421: Come on all you film buffs. (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11420: The whole thing is clever, but HARD. (2 days, 19 hours ago)

BP @ #11223: Ottawa is the capital city of Canada (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11420: I thought that was clever actually (2 days, 20 hours ago)

fiddy @ #11420: Your 6 wives category is all kinds of wrong (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Debs loves BBC @ #661: Graham Nortons Irish (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11369: Lonely -hearted is a bit of a stretch. Some good ideas that almost worked. (3 days ago)

scoobydont @ #11411: This was mint! Wasn't foxed by the backward boys but failed nonetheless :-) (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Hopeful @ #11299: Did you? (3 days, 11 hours ago)

Bruce @ #11299: Didn't I do well (3 days, 11 hours ago)

mario @ #11389: as below - ok though (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11412: I'm not sure I am familiar with all those songs. Does that make me terribly ignorant? (3 days, 13 hours ago)

gnu @ #11412: The boy and girl's names groups are poor. Too many rare and diminutive names, and too many possibilities given you can name a child anything you want. I mean Islam can be a boy's name and Vi can be a girl's name. (3 days, 15 hours ago)

long eared @ #7062: (3 days, 19 hours ago)

long eared @ #8355: (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11410: This is a really good one too! Tricky, but not unreasonably so, with a good variety of links testings different strands of general knowledge. *This* is the kind of grid I come here to play! (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11411: ooh, this is a good meaty one! The boy's names totally foxed me. (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #10167: Really stretching the "of interest to a general knowledge audience" criteria, this one. And "all played for the club"?! Which club? Not everyone has intimate sports knowledge, y'know (and I couldn't tell you which sport in question this grid is about, that's how little information is given. Football? Rugby? Tiddlywinks? Who knows? Who cares?) (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #2260: This was interesting enough and quite clever in places, though I'm not sure this is truly for a "general knowledge audience, and yes, quite tricky. Not a bad grid though, by any means. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Brett Orr @ #3715: RUBBISH toatl tubish (3 days, 20 hours ago)

ajs @ #113: "irish regions" and "outcomes" not accepted?!!!!!! (3 days, 22 hours ago)

long eared @ #10167: Tough (3 days, 23 hours ago)

kiara @ #2257: why (4 days, 6 hours ago)

tobo @ #2260: cringe (4 days, 6 hours ago)

kiara @ #2260: difficult (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Jess @ #2260: this was very hard (4 days, 6 hours ago)

KingWenceslas554 @ #11316: Not bad, not bad at all. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11405: "non vert" says composer, not accepting invertebrate! And he won't consider domesticated animals either for the cow group. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Pol @ #11407: Take it away! (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11407: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3qiDXizkSw (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Richard R. @ #11316: The polarisation in the comments probably results from spamming. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

knife @ #11348: Quite neat, but I think you could have chosen a better, more guessable, word than "complicated" for the "over" one (4 days, 17 hours ago)

AlanP @ #11401: Combatant more accurate than contact. Aren't football and basketball contact sports? (4 days, 17 hours ago)

AlanP @ #11405: Mammals is a better answer because it's more specific. (4 days, 18 hours ago)

AlanP @ #11407: Gssddd gfddddff fffgds. (4 days, 18 hours ago)

J @ #11405: Wouldn't accept invertebrates or domesticated animals (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11401: Gosh, this *is* easy - I know literally sod all about sport and was still able to get 10 out of 10! (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Sally @ #7026: An enjoyable grid, thank you. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #4582: Oh yes my friend....Oh Jesus God have mercy yes...! (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #1942: Oh yes my friend...Oh Jesus God yes...!! (5 days, 11 hours ago)

knife @ #11346: Quite neat, but I didn't like the nationalities group, which seems a bit weak, but maybe that's just a personal quibble (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Charlotte @ #9408: This is a great game (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Charlotte @ #11349: I am looking forward to play this (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Pol @ #11389: That would work better! (5 days, 14 hours ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11389: Instead of British, you could use Britain (for Great Britain). (5 days, 14 hours ago)

AlanP @ #11389: Not sure about Great British. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Anti Pedant @ #11276: Who cares!!!! Or should it be question marks??????? (5 days, 16 hours ago)

toast @ #11385: PuzzBrit I think we are looking further south so probably Kerry rather than Derry, plus Louth and Down. Finally my guess is Munster though strictly not a county? Bonehead - if the setter types a comma after the final acceptable term in the hidden list any answer is treated as correct. (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #1396: Oh yes my friend ! Your Mother is Lithuanian and your Father has a handlebar moustache! (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #98: Oh yes my little friend (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Pol @ #11387: I am sure you won't be short of offers? (5 days, 20 hours ago)

knife @ #11344: Quite tasty, although I thought "down low" was a bit on the feeble side (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11387: Breesing? Breeding. Sorry, this is a very early time for me to be up on a Sunday morning... could someone be a darling and bring another pot of coffee to my boudoir, please? (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Miss Slink @ #11387: Crikey, these grids that have rabbits as a link are breesing like...well... (5 days, 23 hours ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11385: What are the names of the irish counties, I can only get Derry? (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Alex @ #11385: It was your lucky day then! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

bonehead @ #11385: ??????????? I got 3 of the links wrong, but they were all marked right. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Wiz @ #10826: A good straightforward grid imao. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11384: Clever and varied! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

JeSuis @ #11383: Oui Madamoiselle Slink, think of me as the rabbit of the gridding world. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

knife @ #11342: Nice and inventive up to the last group; "feeling" seems a tad too vague to me to offer much chance of being guessed. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Rubble @ #11381: Terrible grid (1 week ago)

Sally @ #7773: Tricky One! Well done. (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11383: Blimey JeSuis, you're like a lean mean grid-making machine! Do you do this for a living? Do you have daily targets to hit? Not that I'm complaining, mind... (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11382: The grid so good you submitted it twice? (1 week ago)

toast @ #4417: qq - I imagine you mean the Stones minus the Rolling bit. Couldn't do it for the same reason I had to leave out Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch. Sorry but if I was that good as a setter I would have to charge a fee - and the joke would have been lost too. (1 week ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #10826: Best you can do?! (1 week ago)

Rabbit @ #11380: Because "please select the rabbit" is subconsciously influencing grid makers. (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11355: Saucy! (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11380: Thank you, PuzzBrit. Are there, though? I hadn't noticed - I think this is the first one of mine to do so... (1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11380: This is a good grid Miss Slink. But why are there a lot of grids involving rabbits? (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11366: Psssst - I think you mean "cod", not "cold". Surprised that Pedant hasn't picked up this already, to be honest... Other than that though, a very enjoyable grid! (1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11377: is it high or double? (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11343: Ooh, this is a good'un! Clever. (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11370: Tricky! Nice variety in the links. (1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11375: I liked this a lot - not particularly taxing, but still some clever red herrings and cross overs. Good work! (1 week ago)

InkBlot @ #11376: Apologies, a couple errors in here. Should hopefully still be playable. (1 week ago)

weegieman @ #11362: Sorry bonehead. I think I put "dog..." as the solution, thinking that would also admit "dog" as an answer. Haven't quite got the hang of that bit yet. I trust you awarded yourself the points for "dog" though! (1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11355: Ah - I get it. Nice one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

ZBJ @ #11358: Good one. Amy eluded me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

ZBJ @ #11362: Nice one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pol @ #11228: That's true. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11228: neither would you! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11370: Very clever! Just just one row! (1 week, 1 day ago)

SB @ #11369: There's not a unique solution. A few can be swapped around. Light and Hard can be swapped. Reminds me of the old joke, What's the difference between light and hard? You can sleep with a light on. I'll get my coat. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Miss Slink @ #11369: Well beat? (1 week, 1 day ago)

copacetic @ #2918: this one was great (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #10044: Sorry - although I got the groups I didn't get all the connections. Felt it was a bit tenuous. (1 week, 1 day ago)

gnu @ #4417: Agreed, qq. (1 week, 1 day ago)

gnu @ #11369: Warm and hard are interchangeable. Light and hard are interchangeable. Cold and hard are interchangeable. So many general adjectives that can apply to so many things. Sorry but this was a poor grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

bonehead @ #11362: so.... for the dog group I put "dog" - not allowed! (1 week, 1 day ago)

toast @ #7761: Bob, it is the day after Pentecost. (1 week, 1 day ago)

wronster @ #11325: Great game! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Washmit @ #11351: weak on the acronyms. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bob @ #7761: Whit Monday? That seems wrong... (1 week, 1 day ago)

Zbj @ #11348: Good one. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Zbj @ #11354: Good one. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jayme @ #11341: For 'down' could equally have 'up', no? Shake up, touch up, count up, break up (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #4417: I don't understand that comment.qq? (1 week, 2 days ago)

qq @ #4417: Shame that the bands' proper names weren't used. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11354: Clever grid! Thankyou! (1 week, 2 days ago)

smh @ #11345: Yaldi (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pol @ #11228: You wouldn't let it lie! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pedant @ #11228: That's why (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11350: Thankyou for a lively set of grids! (1 week, 2 days ago)

AlanP @ #11345: Aye, i'm so excited the noo. (1 week, 2 days ago)

AlanP @ #11345: I'm now going to look up Yaldi, sounds like an Asian antelope. (1 week, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11325: Nice one. Thanks for teaching me what a bantersaurus is. Surprising how many people spell Caesar wrong, but that's a very minor quibble. (1 week, 2 days ago)

AlanP @ #11343: Excellent, really liked this. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Good. And let that be the end of it! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pol @ #11344: Or after?in the case of low? (1 week, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11322: Also had wrestling hold, as well as capital punishment, but nice grid nevertheless (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pol @ #11228: Ok I will! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11337: Nice grid, however there is not a unique solution. You can put Robbie in with the take that row, and replace him with Mark (Mark Williams - world champion snooker player) - Or put Robbie in the take that group, move Mark to the chasers group and put Paul in the Williams group, (Paul Williams- darts player). (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Go on then! (1 week, 3 days ago)

smh @ #11331: Squirty cheese (1 week, 3 days ago)

the top @ #11316: Of all the grids i've played, this is one of them. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #8512: Good grid - some pretty specific knowledge needed! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Quibble @ #11228: Maybe. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pip @ #11228: Can I have the last word please (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11337: Neat and clever, awesome red herrings. (1 week, 3 days ago)

knife @ #11321: Well thought through. The Indian terms stymied me. Nifty crossovers. e.g. Avatar as a film. Good stuff. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11334: Different! And entertaining.I knew bits here and there, but not enough to score. Thankyou for fun grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11334: A tough test of quite specific knowledge- was pleased to get 5/10 here -and if there were any red herrings I'm too ignorant to know what they were.. I liked the Rugged island group a lot though. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Johnny big mouth @ #11331: We put EGG and it didn't work (1 week, 3 days ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11313: Wonderful grid- "revolution" worked for me. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Bekky @ #2396: I didn't enjoy this at all because of fundamental mistakes. The sun isn't a planet. "World" isn't the correct term for our planet. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11332: Even a worthy Pedant can't know the contents of all grids! Good one,thanks, (1 week, 3 days ago)

Emiliooooo @ #11332: Really good grid. I wanted to pick holes with it so badly but I can respec this effort. good one (1 week, 3 days ago)

knife @ #11319: Excellent. Completely flummoxed me, I'm sorry to say (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11332: I have just noticed, that a grid posted just before this one has a very similar connection contained in it. I obviously didn't realise this until after posting this grid, otherwise I would've changed it. Apologies for the similarity on that one row, but it was an unbelievable coincidence, great minds and all that! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Captain Sensible @ #11316: I've noticed there are polarized views on this grid. Dare I suggest the truth lies in between? (1 week, 4 days ago)

copacetic @ #6498: excellent red herrings (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sally @ #8161: Lovely grid, Trapp's caught me out, could only think Von Trapp. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Alez @ #11223: Good luck with that!!!!!!!!i think that will pose a challenge. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Alex @ #11314: I don't think Neta would understand a big word like "constructive". (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fland3rs @ #11223: I am waiting to comment on a Pedant wall (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ghengiskong @ #11300: Top quality. (1 week, 4 days ago)

knife @ #11314: Yeah, not a great wall (Luther link is really feeble; "95" for the 95 theses? Who's going to get that?), but I'd hardly put Neta's criticism under "constructive". (1 week, 4 days ago)

bonehead @ #11322: Wrestling hold? surely near enough (1 week, 4 days ago)

bonehead @ #11327: captain not allowed, but map is allowed! (1 week, 4 days ago)

GoT @ #11321: Indian terms are hard (1 week, 4 days ago)

Brilliant @ #11319: VG (1 week, 4 days ago)

Brilliant @ #11300: Loved it (1 week, 4 days ago)

toast @ #11320: Yup that was tough all right. Liked the Looby line. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #11306: Also, whilst we're being picky. it really should be FORKED Lightning (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jimmy @ #9981: Great grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #11313: Enjoyable grid. usually I don't care much for the grids where the clues are all the same type (years/letters/numbers/countries etc..) however this was good. wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't pick you up on a few errors. First of all *Caesar not CESAR. secondly you have forgotten to place Henry VIII in the explanation for the monarchs, you have included George VI I fear in his stead. Also technically you said it was when the "English throne" changed hands, now although this is true in the case of William and the forgotten Henry, unfortunately by the time Victoria and Elizabeth II stepped up it was the BRITISH throne, this is of course a minor quibble and only a complete and utter pedant would pick you up on it! also I don't believe it accepted REVOLUTIONS as correct, but maybe I did a typo, I fairly carefree and easy going like that you see. (1 week, 4 days ago)

cogito ergo sum @ #11316: this is a poor effort. try harder next time (1 week, 5 days ago)

johnny the lonny @ #11316: awful, awful, awful. no creativity, weak connections. 1 star (just) (1 week, 5 days ago)

under the top @ #11316: worst grid i've ever seen (1 week, 5 days ago)

omfg @ #11316: This grid is abysmal (1 week, 5 days ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Apologies. Hadn't heard of that name and figured it was mid-spelling. D'oh! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Zbj @ #11319: Nice one. Good crossovers. (1 week, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #11316: you boys are having a giraffe (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ben @ #11318: 'Palindromes' should be an acceptable answer for the names that can be spelled backwards Daniel is not a unisex name when spelled that way - Danielle is the female spelling. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pol @ #11296: Good for you,toast is right, it's too easy to be critical at times. (1 week, 5 days ago)

OvertheTop @ #11316: Surely this is the greatest grid of all time? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (1 week, 5 days ago)

toast @ #11313: You certainly won't please everyone but it was different and I enjoyed having a go. (1 week, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #11318: Like a fool I put "palindromic names" instead of the far more elegant "names that can be spelt backwards". Never met or heard of a woman called Cameron or Daniel. Poor effort. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Alex @ #11318: Is daniel a unisex name?i don't think so.Danielle? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Gatsby137 @ #11316: This was so fabulous I'm just going to destroy my computer right now, as nothing can ever compare. (1 week, 5 days ago)

🗿⚰🏺⚔ @ #11316: This made my feet tingle it was so bleedin' great. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Omg @ #11316: I ❤️ this grid. It's bleedin' fabbers! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Roger3342 @ #11316: Bloody nice one mate! Right good! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Et cetera @ #98: Nice grid. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fuzzy puzzy @ #11316: Great wall. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jimmy the limmy. @ #11316: This grid is brilliant. Highly recommend it. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Et cetera @ #11316: Wow, amazing grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fidel @ #11315: Never mind. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jesus @ #11315: boooo you suck (1 week, 5 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11314: ...well, that escalated quickly. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Neta @ #11315: Pffff (1 week, 5 days ago)

Neta @ #11315: You guys don't know how to do it (1 week, 5 days ago)

Neta @ #11314: Huehuehjehhuehueheuhehehehhe (1 week, 5 days ago)

Neta @ #11314: Laaaaaaaaaaaaame (1 week, 5 days ago)

Neta @ #11314: FUCKING LEARN HOW TO MAKE A REAL CONNECT WALL LIKE TRUMP! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Neta @ #11314: THIS SUCKS! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Ok thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pol @ #11306: I don't think there is a way to do this? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Good to know thanks. Can I go back in to amend a spelling? (1 week, 5 days ago)

toast @ #11306: Norauk. As the setter you give the initial decision on the level of difficulty but after a few votes from your grateful audience they have the final say. (1 week, 5 days ago)

toast @ #11296: Train Man. You have taken a couple of hits but took them with dignity. I have seen far poorer grids lead to childish abuse. I actually enjoyed trying the first two . Also look at the star markings which reflect the general view that these are good grids. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Duly noted thanks. Also I notice that the difficulty level says hard, that isn't what I remember selecting. Is there a way I can change it? (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11307: Good variety, makes it fun (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11306: Pleasantly straightforward, but marred by "lightening" instead of "lightning", which matters cos it alters the meaning and makes the solution invalid. "Wisens" is also a bit strained. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Rocket @ #98: Nice one (1 week, 6 days ago)

SportStars @ #11297: Sorry, it was late at night (1 week, 6 days ago)

TrainMan @ #11295: Sorry :-( (1 week, 6 days ago)

TrainMan @ #11294: Sorry :-( (1 week, 6 days ago)

TrainMan @ #11296: Sorry :-( (1 week, 6 days ago)

GoT @ #11307: Fun grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

GoT @ #11311: Very nice. PM's were very clever. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Vlad @ #11306: "Wisens" ruins the whole grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #1161: Possibly my favourite grid that I've played on here. Clever, varied, and just the right level of taxing. Huzzah! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #357: Super enjoyable with a lovely variety of links. If I were a pedant, I'd say that since a bar of chocolate can be both Belgian/Swiss *and* white/milk, maybe they shouldn't be in the same category as different types - but there's already someone else on here who has already got the pedantry side of things covered, so I'll leave that to them ;) (Also, now I'm thinking about Belgian white chocolate. Yum!) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11297: This is possibly the most blokey grid on the entire site. A sausage fest, designed to appeal to a sausage fest audience! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11297: Too one-dimensional. Liked Pedant's comment about Peter Ebdon hee hee. (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11296: Like its predecessor, irredeemably specialised. For anoraks only. Unfortunately no fun - and impossibly difficult - for anyone else. (1 week, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #7475: a bit easy - Wellington would have been a good red herring (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11295: I once read an interview with one of Only Connect's question setters in which they said they try and devise the walls to test a variety of different strands of general knowledge: one set of links might be anagrams or hidden words, another was related culture or the arts, another might be to do with science, etc. Obviously this is far from the first wall to ignore this approach, but, by jove, it's frustrating when a wall zeroes in on one singular niche topic. Also, it's unfair to expect anyone who doesn't live in London to have the knowledge to solve this. And, amazingly, lots and lots of people don't (and I say that as a born-and-bred Londoner). I'm sorry, but I think this is a poor wall. Accurate and error-free, but not much fun. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11306: Nice and straight forward, a bit easy perhaps, but it's lovely to play a grid that doesn't require intimate knowledge of sports or tech! (1 week, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #11305: one of the hardest ever. Got 2 connections after the wall was resolved, but what is a judoka? Did Marx really wear a monocle? (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11294: Sorry, but I can't imagine this being of much interest to anyone except a train anorak. You either know the answers or you don't. And you either care or. like me, you don't. (1 week, 6 days ago)

RegularTony @ #11304: Enjoyed it! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pol @ #3875: You probably mean ...is english your first language? I'm not sure? Navy submariners,sailors. (1 week, 6 days ago)

bobby @ #3875: groups of fighters? who is this group called the sub mariners. You worded it really weirdly are you foreign (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wi @ #11279: Good grid and a fine set of explanations! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Delilah @ #11279: Like your humour :-) Will always refer to every drake as a "Blokey Duck" in future... (And possibly Drake as "Blokey Singer"). (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11298: Smashing - inventive and fun. I think this is what the grids should be about. Only wish I'd got more of the answers right! (1 week, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #7020: more pokemon....grrr (2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #8473: For words all containing 'rush' I put rhyming words which I think should count - but then I would, wouldn't I?! Good grid, thank you. (2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11298: Excellent - plenty of red herrings. (2 weeks ago)

Amanda Hugenkiss @ #11300: Didn't accept Shaw either. Rubbish (2 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11293: I have never seen this type of grid. Nice and unique. Well done (2 weeks ago)

Miss Takes @ #11300: Didn't accept 'tim' 'food' or 'tennis'. I don't know how you can get top marks on this grid. (2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ps the ' t' thing was confusing. (2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ironsides was one of Cromwells nicknames! . (2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #11100: It 'works' when you see the answers, but practically unsolvable in three minutes; too many TV-related possibilities. (2 weeks ago)

Twiglet @ #2296: 23 seconds but the dictionaries were lined up in a row across the bottom which made it easy to spot! (2 weeks ago)

Twiglet @ #98: OMG I was so close my heart started beating faster! Good grid, so near yet so far! (2 weeks ago)

Twiglet @ #11033: Got Liz Taylor on fortensky, but hopeless on river .. good grid, I really enjoyed it! (2 weeks ago)

Twiglet @ #10977: Excellent .. didn't know my sixes about from devil! (2 weeks ago)

A ship called Dignity @ #11298: Excellent. (2 weeks ago)

bobretd @ #11297: TORRANCE (2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11298: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't separate them in time. (2 weeks ago)

Pat McLaughlin @ #3454: good fun and exercises the brain in a different way (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

NTFC @ #11298: Agreed. Good variety, crossovers, red herrings, interesting topics, good difficulty. #nailedit. great grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11298: What an excellent grid. Hands down, the best I have played in a long time. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Zbj @ #11293: Stumped me. Good one. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11297: minus one star for including Wolfie Adams in "Darts Stars", plus one star for including Woosie in the "Golf Stars", however, minus two stars for including Ebdon, it just slowed the whole grid down! not constructive criticism or even pedantry really, but still.......you know........with hundreds of stars to choose from...........really!? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11289: I fear Zbj and "Perfectionist" may be thinking of the character Ironside played by Raymond Burr, and forgetting (not knowing) about Cromwell. Also, perfectionist, "add t to make a rank" doesn't make any sense, I don't think you have understood the connection. This was an enjoyable grid with good variety. well played (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11290: Two 15's. Never duplicate clues, it spoils the grid. I can't help feeling you would've been better served putting 180 as the darts score rather than 9. Some of the connections open the door for different interpretations, such as for example most common cricket runs, you could argue that 0 could feature on that list and it could be swapped with 1, which would be a perfect score in golf for one hole. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ynot @ #11289: Sorry, I'm confused was Cromwell not known as Ironsides? Also can't be add t because the t is already in all the words. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Very good. Apart from side. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Twiglet @ #10981: Enjoyed! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #7284: Fair grid - the boys names got me! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #7279: So how can woodpeckers be wrong when the answer given was types of woodpecker? Methinks more words are needed in answer key. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11293: Clever! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Twiglet @ #11008: Kensington clues incorrect (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11030: Tough but fun...I enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Twiglet @ #11026: A big aggh when I got the mercury one, clever! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Twiglet @ #11030: I dint know what Cruyff but I do now! Good grid I like it (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Twiglet @ #11034: Loved it (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11289: Unfrozen,how embarrassing! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11289: I need help! brain freeze! Fist? How does it work? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11286: Isn't that the aim of the game? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Takes @ #11286: Don't use symbols AND elements in the same grid! It will confuse the players (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Perfectionist @ #11289: A good grid. But it should be ironside (not sides). The fist group's explanation is a bit vague, it could be "add 't' to make a rank" (because all the words have t in). (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #11287: Not my fields at all but good to see a bit of outreach to a different audience and no comics, video games or Pokémon! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #11284: Nice one. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wi @ #11291: Had never thought of chopsticks in that way before, but.... (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Slink @ #11288: Lovely variety of links here. The Marvel one foxed me, but then I am horribly out of touch with pop culture so that's only to be expected. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ynot @ #11290: Quite fun. Almost impossible unless the somewhat obvious tennis score lets you know it's a sports grid. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

FUTeach @ #11285: You put Methane in twice. Are you sure you should be teaching? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11284: Agreed. The Honda one threw me all over the place but because of the spread I at least had a chance. Spice of life and all that. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11283: Too specialised for me, made it inaccessible, so not much entertainment value. But it probably appeals to peopüle familiar with that particular area. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pedant @ #11267: It happens to the best of us. Have a pleasant day (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I see! Brownie points for honesty! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Got @ #11282: Break was just a brain fade when putting answers in. Write was indeed a typo. It's meant to be lucky. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mel @ #5633: Nice grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11283: Enjoyable if you like that particular topic, I guess. But not exactly general knowledge. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11284: Very nice - it's always good when there's variety in the links! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #11279: Good explanations. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11267: Sorry. I didn't know that (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11282: I think the setter is having fun at our expense. Write Brothers appears to be a software program for aspiring writers; you can buy Guess Break sneakers and so on. For me, the obscurity kills the joke though. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #11282: author must rethink this break is surely a mistake. Apparently write brothers do exist though (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ragman @ #11282: What is a guess break, or a break break? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Got @ #11280: all countries is always hard (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I sadly must agree. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

fiddy @ #11282: Full of errors. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11268: You do your pedantry with aplomb! Good grid imao. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

AlanP @ #11282: I'm not sure this is Wright. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11283: Poor old Wiz! Another world to me..:( (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Ah,it's back! That's good! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pedant @ #11267: Hi very nice grid, I enjoyed it. However, "Man" is a Take That song also and "Super GIANTS" are a class of massive star. Meaning that you can swap the clues MAN and GIANTS and still have a correct solution. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11268: Unfortunately Lightning ROD and Fishing BOLT are both things making those two clues interchangeable. Also there is an American drama called THE NET, meaning you could swap NET and WIRE (fishing WIRE) so there are actually multiple solutions to this grid. Always a danger when you include crossovers. just doing my job (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11276: Not a unique solution as you can swap the 7's. (which is why you shouldn't have duplicated clues) Also I believe the movie title is "Se7en" rather than just "7" (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11252: Ok. I see where you are coming from.I was thinking that it ,as a true red herring,it would need to fit into both groups? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Globe @ #11252: That's how the name of the TV show was written, but it was not in the TV show group. It was in the "words which have letters in alphabetical order" group. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Where has weegiemans grid gone? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11252: That was how it was written I guess. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Globe @ #11252: What did? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11252: It made sense to me tho! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11280: I always find these country grids hard,,nice categories in this one, but I didn't get there. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Globe @ #11252: Talk about completely missing the point, fiffy. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Globe @ #11278: How can "never happened" not be accepted as an answer? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #3462: Frustration abounds, but some good ideas embedded in here! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Timo Hilhorst @ #3462: 1 star, you can't bloody say just birds. That's ridiculous you hooligan (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

fiffy @ #11277: good! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11273: Genuine question: is Only Connect popular in Australia? Does it have a cult fanbase over there in the same way the Eurovision does? Does Australia have it's own version of the show? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11277: Some nice ideas here, though Hard Yakka is a bit obscure - not a good grid if you're not a sports fan! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11275: I guess for some it could be relevant...no spoilers, (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #11275: Sorry, a bit too vague and arbitrary to be of interest. "Bob" is the name of an Australian prime minister - oh yes. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

sean @ #11268: Good grid, but should probably accept slightly less specific answers for sprinters and tv series (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ZBJ @ #11276: Nice idea but two 7s. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

sluggie @ #11248: sick dude (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #11263: Excellent. The elephants and the jets had me guessing like mad. Very inventive (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Big boy @ #11234: Some good cross overs (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bill Gallacher @ #3397: intramolecular, a word often used to mean "bonds between atoms" as an alternative answer to "ionic, metallic etc." (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bill Gallacher @ #3454: A fun way of identifying various patterns in the elements (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

knife @ #11261: Agree with Mister Tom, Symphony is a bit weak, but otherwise highly inventive (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #11263: Did for me! Great crossovers,had me in a spin.. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bill Harris @ #3454: very good way to group elements (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #11158: Tough one, Liar indeed! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

knife @ #11260: Nice straightforward one , refreshingly free of obscure links, and entertaining (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Liar @ #11158: Easy (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11261: Symphony doesn't really work so well in its group- there are so many of them. It's gettable in context I guess. Maroon or Saturn perhaps better? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #11253: Nice grid, fairly easy due to not many cross-category answers. I enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #11259: Nice easy grid. well thought out. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gus @ #11251: Apologies to any octogenarian Americans. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

The Puzzler @ #11259: First one I've done on the site - just like the real thing (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Fine (3 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11258: I am groot (3 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #10983: Hi Ken (3 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #11142: Couldn't eat a whole Timor (3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11258: Well, this was limited. (3 weeks ago)

*kaim* @ #11228: If all you want is the last word, go ahead. (3 weeks ago)

Depant @ #11228: He's right you know!! (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Ah bless, just cos someone else has had a pop at you, you think that it must be me as well under a different guise. That's cute. Plot twist, it's just the two of us on here! You think there a multitude of people posting comments and creating grids, but no, they are all me! Every time you play a grid, it's one of mine. Every time you converse with somebody, it's with me! Mwahahaha (3 weeks ago)

*kaim* @ #11228: You haven't really been doing the Pedant handle justice though. Your persistence is admirable but I think your Sarcastic Jim persona suits you better. (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11258: I plant seeds, and watch them grow. Nice catch GMS (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Reel 'em in! Another bite. You're starting to grow on me, like a boil, I'll make a pedant of you yet. You seem to be implying that me and sarcastic Jim are the same person, alas I cannot take credit for Kim's witicisms, rest assured I am quite content with the Pedant handle and do not feel the need to keep changing my name. Keep on trucking. *sips martini* (3 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11258: Joffrey, not Jeoffrey. Never proven for sure he is a bastard (although I admit it is more than likely). Also, technically the non humans are all bastards and Jon Snow could be considered to be non-human after his 'incident'. This makes the answers interchangeable and therefore, there is no unique answer. This pedant shizzle is easy, much easier than creating a grid! (3 weeks ago)

GoT @ #11253: pretty hard (3 weeks ago)

Mojo @ #11258: !!!!! (3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11250: I knew that reference would be appreciated here :) (3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11250: Nice Macguffin ; ) (3 weeks ago)

*kaim* @ #11228: Not really. This "grammar and syntax doesn't matter, as long as it is understood by others" argument is not consistent with pedantry. You've lost your way. Stick to the Sarcastic Jim pseudonym in future, that might be easier for you. (3 weeks ago)

e @ #3397: tricky but interesting (3 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Apologies,pure ignorance on my part. (3 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11231: And to think I was initially going to include the word 'covfefe' in the O line... imagine the pedention that would have caused! (3 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11252: CHiPs is written like that because that is how it was written. C(alifornia)H(ighway)P(atrol) CHP, or CHiPs. (3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11246: Easy Pedant, I mean no offence! I stand by my choice of bands, though: I think boy bands are generally considered to be a pop sub genre in themselves these days, and anyone who's heard a song by 999, or even just seen a photo of them, would agree they're very different to the rest of the bands I put in that category. Surely 999 are no more a boyband for being young blokes than, say, Busted are a punk band because they played guitars, dyed their hair stupid colours and came together as a band independently before they signed a major label deal. Or at least, that's my opinion on the matter. (3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11242: Nice one. Thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11234: Squeezed this one out. Thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11231: O! Nearly good. Thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11229: Not easy for me! Thank you anyway. (3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11228: I enjoyed it. Thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11251: Hi very nice grid. However if i'm being pedantic, which i often am, you could swap tropicana and oasis. Tropicana also being a juice brand and Club Oasis being a TV show amongst other things. Therefore there is not a unique solution (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sarcastic Jim @ #11228: Well done *kicks away imaginary mic*, you're doing really well! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11228: The lady doth protest too much, methinks. I can't help but notice that your responses seem slightly ad hominem, perhaps because you are struggling with the logical debate. May all your future endeavours be more fruitful. *disappears in a puff of logic* (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

*kicks away imaginary mic* @ #11228: I seem to have turned you into an anti-pedant fairly easily here. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11228: apologies Alcorsa, for invading your grids comment thread with this ongoing discussion. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Well, call me gifted if you like, and you may, but I feel confident that if someone asked me for white scottish pudding I would competently be able to crack that code, sophisticated though it may be, and comprehend what they were referring to. Whereas I fear you be left staring blankly into space, painfully trying to get the cogs in your head spinning fast enough to solve the riddle of the mystery pudding. You have a pleasant day now. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Alcorsa @ #11228: You know I almost put in White Scottie instead. Glad I didn't because life would have been so less entertaining! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11231: Hello Neto, nice to meet you. I was just talking about you! As I have explained it can be used in the English language which, as you know, borrows words and expressions from many different sources. However in this instance that doesn't even matter, because the connection stated that adding O could make another "word", not English word, I appreciate that English is probably implicit but I guess i'm just being pedantic. I think the real failure here is your counter-pedantry coming from your various pseudonyms (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

*kicks away imaginary mic* @ #11228: It wouldn't make sense to others, it would imply it was a white variety of something called "scottish pudding" as opposed to a scottish variety of "white pudding". Any competent pedant would understand that. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11208: Indeed. consider the fact that I haven't felt the need to comment a massive compliment to your grid. Although, I have now just commented, but don't let that get you down. Enjoyable, well executed grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Neto @ #11231: In other words it's not a word that is actually used in the English language at all. More failed pedantry. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11228: First of all, you can either *kick away the mic* or *PRETEND to kick away IMAGINARY mic* but that's just me being pedantic. Second of all, I don't know WHY someone would refer to it as "White Scottish Pudding" the point is, they COULD and it would make sense to others. Thirdly, my mic is like Mjolnir, and I fear you are not worthy enough to move it. Have a coke and a smile tho (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Good grid? Just a mistake? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11231: Blank, seeing as you asked so nicely. The word 'neto' can relate to the highest rank in a dutch clan. It can also be used to describe a grandson taken from Portuguese. In Scotland it can be a term used to describe someone who has lost a foot to diabetes! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Globe @ #11252: If the connection is simply "words which have letters in alphabetical order" then why write CHiPs like that? I'd never heard of that show anyway but it's a cheap way to put in a red herring. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11246: I just believe it is better to have crossovers that contain less ambiguity. Like I said 112 are a boy band also, even tho they are from the US it is better to avoid such blurred lines, and maybe use a different clue. The band 999 was made up of male members in their 20s, agreed they wouldn't have liked to have been called a 'boyband' but there is clearly an argument that they could be grouped in that connection. Just doing my job. Haters gunna hate, potatoes gunna potate. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #11242: tony BENNETT* (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Slink @ #11246: Thank you, Slinky fan. Nice username, by the way. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Blank @ #11231: Good grid. Pedant, define the word "neto". (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: I like you,Miss Slink. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Slink @ #11246: Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'm aware (and a fan of) the old punk band 999 (though I am not an older gridder myself), but as has been pointed out, they'd probably smack you round the chops if you called them a "boyband". Maybe you're getting them confused with short-lived noughties heart throbs 888? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #11208: No need to feel down - you got four stars! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #11245: You beat me, didn't get the Andy line. Well done, very enjoyable! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #11248: I have no idea why it gave me correct for putting 'king' into the girls name line, but it did. Good job I'm not a pedant, eh! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Martha @ #11208: No news is good news? Nice grid! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

*kicks away imaginary mic* @ #11228: Why would the Scottish version be referred to as "White Scottish Pudding" and not "Scottish White pudding"? The first one clearly sounds wrong, like "Black Scottish pudding" would. The pedantry was shoddy, not uber. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jammo @ #11248: bangin bro (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

copacetic @ #11208: I was feeling sad I didn't get any comments, but I'll take a greeting- Hello, Bob! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Al @ #11246: You're really slipping here pedant. 3/5 stars for the grid. 1/5 for the pedantry. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jerome @ #11248: Groovy grid,enjoyed! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jammo @ #11242: Great work this is a humdinger! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bob @ #11208: Hello (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bob @ #11208: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

GenghisKong @ #11246: Nice grid, if not taxing. Older gridders may recall 999 but no one would mistake them for a boy band. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #10592: A mole is not a hidden recording device, that's a bug. A mole is someone undercover/double agent (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hubby @ #11246: Really good grid Miss Slink. I think pedant might be taking it too far, although generally I like a little pedantry. There are probably obscure boy bands with all mixes of numbers but the solution given is the neat fix and makes sense! Thanks for the fun!!!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Zbj @ #11242: Good one. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Blues @ #11234: knife: Of course you are correct (nice spot!) I did put in about a million options regarding the answers but missed skin complaints. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11234: Inventive, with nice clear explanations, although I thought "skin complaints" might have been accepted for the pus one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Zbj @ #11245: Five stars. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11230: Think "professions" or "occupations" should also be accepted alongside "jobs". And maybe "things to wear" or "things that can be worn" instead of "clothes" (is a wig an item of clothing?) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pedant @ #11246: Nice grid, I appreciate a variety of topics and connections. However a minor issue, but there is a UK band called 999 also, meaning that technically you could swap 999 and 911 (USA emergency service number) so there is not a unique solution. (point of interest 112 are also a boy band, a good one too, but not from the UK so it is OK - before some pedantic so-and-so brings it up!) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11245: Very neat grid,good Ideas and varied. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: Whoa! Nice one,good and varied. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jerome @ #11228: I suppose people take all very seriously. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Blues @ #11234: Keep at it Toast your efforts are gratefully accepted here in the west. We may not achieve global dominance but our policy of giving everyone a beer allowance is surely a vote winner. Thank you for the Grid comments Wiz, Zbj. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11243: Cheeky crossovers, nice one, (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Alex @ #11242: Enjoyed this! Nice red herrings. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Alex @ #11227: Great grid! For anyone ,especially a second- time gridder! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11227: Fair point about the kimono one (I'd just been drooling over gorgeous antique kimonos on eBay, so they were obviously still on my mind). Re: Denim, I never said they were famous! But they *are* well known enough to have had Guardian articles written about them and for original records to go for silly sums of cash amongst hardened music nerds. I deliberately chose a varied selection of groups so as not to make it too obvious. I'll take the constructive criticism on board though - this is only my second grid, after all! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

fiffy @ #11229: Easy but fun. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #11234: Sorry for the delay. Been out leafletting for Plaid Cymru. Not an easy option in. South London. Gridulike!m (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11228: In my defence, I was just giving information I thought was accurate.no intent to cause a commotion. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11228: In my defence, I was just giving information I thought was accurate.no intent to cause a commotion. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11234: Love your explanations Blues! Very poetic and helpful (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sarcastic Jim @ #11230: Nice crossovers (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11222: You could also swap France with USA. France being a permanent member of the UN security council and USA definitely being a place where US military personnel have seen action. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11231: Nice grid. Bonus points for including Fraggle Rock.... however, if you take the Basket clue and put it in the BALL category (basketball), then take Net and place it in the add a 'O' row (neto) then you could take Disc and redistribute it into the parts of a bicycle section (brakes) then after that reshuffle you are confronted with the fact that there is not a unique solution to the grid. Not all heroes wear capes. Take care. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11227: Yes the SAW was meant to show in italics. unfortunately as it stands easy to see why it was misconstrued, a fair pedantic comment. Juan nil. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Like you said there is a "white pudding", and there are different versions from both Ireland and Scotland. So it is not unreasonable to assume that the Scottish one could be referred to as ..."White Scottish Pudding" even if its not its "Official title", therefore there is some ambiguity regarding those rows. So in terms of pedantry on my behalf, far from being shoddy, I believe it to be uber-pedantic. *re-drops mic**flies away* (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

- @ #11228: No, you're wrong Wiz. There is no dish actually known and generally referred to as "White Scottish Pudding", it's known as "white pudding" and if it was made in Scotland, then still just "white pudding". Stop trying to defend shoddy attempts at pedantry. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11228: I believe there is! Oatmeal-based? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

*picks mic up* @ #11228: There is no dish actually known as "white scottish pudding", pedant. You should change your name to "try-hard". (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11227: Not this grid! Other that Pedant commented on.This was neat imao and I enjoyed, (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Zbj @ #11221: Nice one (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11227: I thought saw thumb was a joke ....a deliberate mistake because of the errors in the grid? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Zbj @ #11231: Good one. Pleased that I Managed to retrieve the fraggles from somewhere way at the back of my brain. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Zbj @ #11234: Good grid with clear explanations. Nice one. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

DEK @ #10838: GREAT.. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ed @ #11224: Is "rest" really a synonym of "short sleep"? That's like saying "movement" is a synonym of "quick run". (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Juan @ #11227: 2 questions: 1) Pedant, what is a saw thumb? 2) To what extent were the band "Denim" famous? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

banana @ #11216: quite hard but very good! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

CMWalker @ #98: Put Tonic sol-fa for answer given as incorrect. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

banana @ #11168: love it !! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11222: What a thought ,toast! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toast @ #11222: x Lunacy. If you tried to swap Belgium with Canada we would be squashed! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toast @ #11225: Agree with Alan P but a couple of the lines are fine. Probably a bit unfairly marked down . I'd suggest a little more variety would improve its reception. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toast @ #11224: Mixed feelings. Not keen on the beer (no you're not dreaming) and in part so many possibilities made it a bit of an exercise for fast fingers but it was enjoyable and well above average in my book. Now for a nice rest. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

GenghisKong @ #11226: Nice grid! Well done. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

GavinJ @ #11228: Excellent (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

x @ #11222: not a unique solution - could swap Belgium with France or Canada (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Zbj @ #11226: Excellent first try! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jerome @ #11228: You surpass yourself there! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pol @ #11223: Gosh McCoy too! Where will it it all end? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #11228: To live up to my name... technically there is a supermarket chain called TM, (ChrisTMas) and there is a type of White Scottish Pudding, making those two clues interchangeable and therefore not a unique solution. *drops mic* (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #11223: Where do I start? Caesar, Napoleon, MacArthur, McCoy, (spelling) Washington D.C (is the capital) Montreal (is not the capital). What a complete load of pedantry fodder, to put it nicely. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #11227: The kimono category is a bit niche, also it sticks out like a saw thumb. Apart from that row, this was a decent effort. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11223: Oh, I forgot MacArthur. It's a bit much if you ask me, (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ragman @ #11222: Can you spell? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ragman @ #11223: Illiterate and geographically wrong. Very poor (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11228: This was very enjoyable,,,beat me,didn't know chalazae. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11227: That was a good one too! Nice and varied... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

GavinJ @ #11226: Great grid. Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11226: I did! Please do more... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11226: My apologies Pol - I'm usually a stickler for that sort of thing, but I was clearly so excited by creating my first ever grid that I somehow missed that mistake! Hope you enjoyed it regardless. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11226: Nice but! Mandela! I feel like a teacher... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

AlanP @ #11225: I'm assuming Nth was intended. Not sure I'd describe these as words though. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

AlanP @ #11223: The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Madenda @ #11224: Pure awesomeness!!! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #11221: Nice fun grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11223: Again ,nice , but Caesar, and Napoleon. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11222: Good ideas, but Zealand is the spelling and French is the language. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

fland3rs @ #11221: Good but Australasia isn't technically a continent. Australia is the continent. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

pol @ #11221: I liked this a lot,many thanks! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #4640: Nice fun grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Al @ #6692: Hard! Nice grid though (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Al @ #2398: Lovely puzzle (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Al @ #3456: Very nice grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Al @ #6140: Lovely grid.perfect (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Al @ #2748: Nice grid. Some of the grids have become impossible, so nice to have something solvable. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Joel @ #10527: That's funny, I got the "bag" group based on a theme of "Mr.": Mr. Bean as played by Rowan Atkinson, Mr. Hand from South Park, Mr. Punch from the Neil Gaiman book, and then Mr. Sand as a guess that it might be another name for the Sandman. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Alex @ #11216: Nice one ,thanks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pol @ #8402: The best grids have this don't they? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #8402: Very good misdirection. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

survivor @ #11185: Agreed, nice themes and crossovers. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

survivor @ #11209: I thought the L-to-H swap was fair game. I didn't get that one during the grid stage (trying too hard to match Cleese with the other Johns, just as the setter intended), but I got that theme right away once the answers were sorted in rows. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11219: Specialized is one way of putting it. I don't enjoy these kind of grids, but I think some people will love them. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11121: Wedding group a bit feeble (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11219: Too one-dimensional, and too specialised to be of general interest (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Chris @ #11205: Nice grid, it took me a while to spot the darts terminology. Well done. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tkhawkey @ #11209: Thanks for playing the grid all! Interesting split of opinions... but I love the Larissa suggestion! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Good idea there Mister Tom! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11209: Very nice tho I might have gone for Larissa instead of Loney... ;) (4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11209: A fine grid in my opinion. (4 weeks ago)

D @ #11209: The point is, Georgie, it's only hard because of how tenuous and arbitrary it is. It's too easy on the setter's part. (4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11210: Murray is still playing and so could still win the French although unlikely. (4 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11209: Loney? (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Loney, I meant! My iPad hadn't come across it either! (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Lonely is a new word or name to me. (4 weeks ago)

GeorgieP @ #11209: It should be hard, that's the challenge. I got chip, chive and cheese but missed the honey. Great grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

D @ #11209: Change the L to an H - really easy way on the setter's part to make a hard group for players to spot. Poor group. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mike @ #11209: Absolutely superb. More please! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Madenda @ #11209: Good job on the puzzle but made me feel like my brain stopped working :D (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Woof @ #11099: It was even more difficult than that (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

AlanP @ #10203: Nicely constructed grid, very impressed. (1 month ago)

AndreasP @ #9407: The metal is Aluminium (BE) or Aluminum (AE), but not Alluminium. (1 month ago)

Sally @ #8722: Very good grid - and fair. Many thanks. (1 month ago)

AndreasP @ #11204: Skynyrd is wrong, it's not a surename of a person, and there's no Leonard... (1 month ago)

Globe @ #10203: Family member group was very good. Dr Who group on the other hand was abysmal. (1 month ago)

Alex @ #11203: An interesting observation!,,!! Great grid (1 month ago)

fiffy @ #11204: Lynrnd Skynyrd was a band, not a person. (1 month ago)

Monkey Allen @ #11203: Yeah but could The Special A.K.A. run and manage a successful paper merchants? (1 month ago)

AlanP @ #11205: Nice one. (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #11200: Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a comedy, therefore reduces this grid to a nonsense (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #11202: "using your mobile phone" doesn't warrant 6 points. Using the handset without hands-free whilst driving does. I also agree with Gnu that "7th" is also a terrible clue. this row in particular really lets the grid down (1 month ago)

Pamela @ #11077: Grinch - nice to see that you are happy today (1 month ago)

toast @ #11200: Could you not switch The Merry Wives of Windsor with Much Ado About Tooting and still solve the grid ? PS had some difficulty as I have mislaid my glasses again but at least the bottle opener has turned up. Enjoyed trying anyway. (1 month ago)

Ahab @ #11201: Ahoy! This is a riptide of a puzzle! (1 month ago)

Gnu @ #11202: Decent grid, but I'd have never guessed what the 6 points connection was if I'd had all day. Especially didn't like "7th" as a clue. (1 month ago)

Delilah @ #11187: "raduis"? Surely, radIUs? (1 month ago)

Zbj @ #11193: Good one. (1 month ago)

Zbj @ #11194: Good one. Glad I didn't notice the carry on red herrings. (1 month ago)

pol @ #11192: Nobody is mad at anybody are they? (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #9311: A tough one, I didn't get there but I thought it was fair. (1 month ago)

Dak 65 @ #9311: Idiot (1 month ago)

Violet @ #11192: Pls dont get mad at me I am15 and have no gilfriend (1 month ago)

Amber @ #11192: I'm not happy with this grid. (1 month ago)

toast @ #11193: Enjoyed this one. (1 month ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11194: Oh, I didn't know that was a carry on film (1 month ago)

GeorgieP @ #11194: And don't forget about Dick. (1 month ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11194: Nurse, Teacher, Doctor, Girls, Constable and Sergeant are all carry on films. That really got me when I found out there was no carry on films group (1 month ago)

Pol @ #8373: I disagree ...just one l I think? (1 month ago)

Robbed @ #8373: Lilly is generally spelled with 2 Ls. Should've been ten points in the bag there! (1 month ago)

:) @ #1942: Love this grid (1 month ago)

Pol @ #11191: Fun, beat me! But enjoyed the challenge.. (1 month ago)

Ellie @ #11185: Loved this one, especially the connection with Niles et al - nice! (1 month ago)

toast @ #11192: Don't take any notice of them Tom. They are probably just a bit peeved at being called common girls. (1 month ago)

Violet @ #11192: Poor effort. (1 month ago)

Eve @ #11192: Girls names and nouns/verbs - extremely general and weak groups. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #10899: True... but not the most common element in the crust (Aluminium). Or in the universe ( Hydrogen). Or in humans (Oxygen by mass, hydrogen by number). I'll get my coat. (1 month ago)

knife @ #11188: Nice red herring with the Lennon group. (1 month ago)

knife @ #11187: As for #11186, not much entertainment value for the normal solver. (1 month ago)

knife @ #11186: High on difficulty, low on entertainment value. Perhaps a tad too specialised. (1 month ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11184: Shinobi's correct and Mr. Bobbit would be famous for willy not Willie, but that's just a small issue. (1 month ago)

Pamela @ #11053: Except for the orange link (1 month ago)

Pamela @ #11041: Good wall - nearly 10 (1 month ago)

bobretd @ #11189: Nice one (1 month ago)

ajs @ #306: again - depressed not accepted? (1 month ago)

AlanP @ #11187: Essentially two separate grids with no connection and two fructoses. (1 month ago)

Pol @ #11186: If you meant bio..that was good. (1 month ago)

Shinobi @ #11184: Jesus Christ was generally regarded as a Jew rather than a Christian. There was no such thing as a Christian while he (allegedly) lived. (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9380: Did you mean Buckingham Palace? Also, how can social website apps not be a means of communication? Think more keywords were needed there! Otherwise a fun grid, thank you. (1 month ago)

Zbj @ #11183: Good one. (1 month ago)

toast @ #11175: Light and enjoyable . (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #11168: It works, but a bit too straightforward. (1 month ago)

AlanP @ #11178: Of course, proliferation should have got that - staring me in the face. (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9408: So, elements for third group is incorrect?! What ignorance is that? More keywords needed. Not so good at all! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9416: So I put beauty - beautiful for group 3 and it comes up as incorrect, methinks more keywords/symbols are needed! Other quizzers have made similar comments (1 month, 1 week ago)

Yahooee @ #11168: Nice easy grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11171: Some nice touches. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11171: I agree with all of that.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CarToon @ #11171: Enjoyably difficult, but 'funny smell' isn't a phrase, just a random pairing of words. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11168: Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11164: Scrambled my brain. Next time how about making the Rhodesia to travel? Very entertaining thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blank @ #11164: I wish there was a button where you could skip to the answers. This was a grid I couldn't even make a start on. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11163: Indeed it was great fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11163: Grrrrrrrreat! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11157: Do you know how puzzgrid works I wonder? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11161: Good one! All things that I vaguely knew but couldn't quite put together. (1 month, 1 week ago)

pongo @ #11157: What are the answers? (1 month, 1 week ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (1 month, 1 week ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (1 month, 1 week ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bllues @ #10899: Hb39: To answer your question iron is the most common element by mass on the planet because, well, there is more of it than any other element. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9956: I agree with Keith's comment. Otherwise a fun grid - thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

j @ #258: saint reluctant (1 month, 1 week ago)

j @ #266: said meeting! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fatima @ #11145: could have been better (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fatima @ #11149: Perfect (1 month, 1 week ago)

Puzzled @ #11130: WHO ARE YOU? (1 month, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #11157: Too hard for me but entertaining and inventive (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9835: So for the third group I put other words for 'testing' deemed incorrect - think this needed more key words, otherwise a good grid. Btw RowG57 I put in entrepreneurs and that was accepted, so thank you for getting that changed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

D @ #11158: Absurd to expect anyone to know the real name of Cobra from Gladiators or that N'Golo Kante drives a mini. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9836: Agree with Keith, carafe is spelt with a 'c' but otherwise a good grid, thank-you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9846: So physical features in geography doesn't count for group one? Rubbish! Otherwise a good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11157: Clever and neat,beyond me..but I enjoyed having a go. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11141: They've already won Toast. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mario @ #11157: nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11137: nice simple grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blank @ #11135: Excellent pedantry there pedant, you're on top form. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11141: Nearly half of the country feels the same! Hello toast! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11155: There you go again! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Maybe.... (1 month, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11154: I think you're better on the one show. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Not easy in my opinion,good knowledge! (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11064: Come back Wiz. Don't let the idiots win. (1 month, 1 week ago)

pedant @ #11135: The onement VI painting is actually blue and light blue. the vertical stripe looks white compared to deep blue surrounding but is actually a very, very pale blue shade. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11141: It is too specialised to be of general interest but I like the French connection. Sorry about Brexit. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11141: Not fair...It's a nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11124: Extreme,but I tend to agree... (1 month, 1 week ago)

derry @ #11124: Utter crap. Self serving and of little interest. This is supposed to be fun!! Arse. (1 month, 1 week ago)

derry @ #11132: Strawberry Darryl???? Got me there. (1 month, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #11142: Grand stuff. Well thought out and utterly flummoxed me. I kept trying to get McManaman into the footballers. Well red-herringed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11140: Sorry (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pbnj @ #280: Lovely (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11142: Liked the Ford line a lot. Unfortunately haven't read the book (so evidently my youth wasn't as entirely misspent as people tell me). (1 month, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11137: Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11139: Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Papyrus @ #11135: That was ace... managed it with 8 seconds left!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11140: There's no such character as Doctor Who, that is the program. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alan @ #10972: Neither could I (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lana @ #10972: Couldn't agree more Ken! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bizet @ #11141: A new level of boring. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9951: Good one - though the final group could have been words within words - SPINdle, PINe, liME, bOX. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9950: Tough one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9949: Shame that 'fixings' didn't count. Otherwise a good grid, thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10003: Spotted the groups but had great difficulty sorting out the terriers! Great grid - thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10000: Tricky but fair grid - had me beat! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blankety @ #11140: Wouldn't accept dr who (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hb39 @ #11112: This is bad! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blank @ #11140: Not bad, but "Bugs" only works as a red herring because it doesn't include the apostrophe it should have. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11135: Nice idea. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11134: Coincidentally I think someone came up with the Rick line ages ago.These things happen. I would like to know the rest of the called answer though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hb39 @ #4147: Offend should be correct too (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hb39 @ #10899: How is iron the most common element? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rosie @ #1650: Wide knowledge,boxers too!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zydrunas @ #1650: Translators of Homer must be the most high-brow group ever put in one of these grids, including the ones on Only Connect. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10268: Never heard of a butterfly chair! Too specific to be any fun for me. A clever grid though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10269: Liked the MP's one, clever. Don't know who Penelope Cruz is, so, no chance there. A good grid - thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10262: Think seats of government in U.K. should have been accepted. A tough but fair grid - thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10266: I found this challenging. Loved the poets! (1 month, 1 week ago)

NG @ #10265: Subway is not a type of sandwich. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10267: Good fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10265: Liked the homophones! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10260: I put in diseases or syndromes named after people, I think that would have been a fairer answer. Don't watch the IT Crowd, so that one passed me by! A good grid. Thank you Dave and Al (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9233: Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9227: Tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9219: Great grid, couldn't see the silk link at all! Well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9214: Super grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9235: Good grid. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9237: A bit silly, but perfect for a Friday evening! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9239: Shame that jewels wasn't accepted for first set of words. Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9270: Good grid. There was at least one red herring in the 'pool' section - Liver! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lana @ #10957: Rachel - no (1 month, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lana @ #10946: Hello Ken (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hb39 @ #11060: Excellent! (1 month, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11137: Good effort. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MethodMan @ #5: Soon as I saw he groups the connections were obvious, 4/10. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zed @ #7529: Mammals should be acceptable (1 month, 1 week ago)

rosie @ #11134: Ah that must be it.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11134: Called Dave Bodger possibly? (1 month, 1 week ago)

big debs @ #492: so guessing man apparently is wrong as in house (1 month, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11137: "Colour" is an incorrect answer for Colours apparently, and "Rank" is an incorrect answer for Army ranks. good grid though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11137: Very neat and nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ennjay @ #11135: Enjoyed the concept of this grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11131: Why,Hater? (1 month, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #11135: Minor quibble: it's "unequivocal", not that that affects the quality of the grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Omg! What's wrong with me?Bodger!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Bolger,sorry! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11128: But the puppeteer was Simon Bodgers, not Dave. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11128: Bodger was the puppeteer in the classic 90s kids tv show 'Bodger and Badger'. 'Badger' was a badger with some weird wet and messy fetish for mashed-potatoes. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11134: "Called"? ...........called what? (1 month, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #42: Difficult but well thought out (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11131: Good - liked the archers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11128: He is Alice Bodgers husband. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Simon Bodger @ #11128: I'd also like to know who Dave Bodger is. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #10175: "Bands with 3 members" was funny. It's like you couldn't think of a 4th one relating to condiments/food so thought of a more tenuous connection and stuck in America. (1 month, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #11132: The first group are also just football clubs, regardless of whether or nor their names contain parts of the body (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hater @ #11131: Only solvable for Brexiters (1 month, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11127: Oh dear. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lappino69 @ #11126: Piss off. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lappino69 @ #11127: Kill Yourself. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11132: Clever one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

zed @ #11101: genre should be accepted fantasy crime romance thriller (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10193: Djibouti is the capital of Djibouti, it is sometimes referred to as Djibouti City but only to distinguish it from the country name. Perfectly acceptable to include "Djibouti" in the quiz (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10175: Arguably the best grid I have played on this site. kudos (1 month, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11130: Good one. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11131: Good one. I mistook the literary group for Rentaghost characters though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11111: Really tough. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Blank @ #11128: So who is Dave Bodger then? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11128: Dave Bodger was actually one of the only clues that really made sense to me. And 'From Leicester'... really? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11124: Aside from the fact this may not count as being of interest to a general knowledge audience, I will say that even so, the links were too easy to guess and there were no crossovers. I literally had only ever heard of 3 of the DAWs, and none of the other clues, but still managed 6/10... also, 'software instruments' should really have been a possible answer for the 'vst' line. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11120: I think expecting people to link things by their prepositions may be a bit of a stretch... Also, my answer 'synonyms' was wrong for the 'error' row, and the answer was 'they have the same meaning'... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11117: A touch simple... also, didn't accept 'counties' as an answer. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11116: I second what Bowie said... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9266: Clever! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9267: Tricky! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9268: Tricky! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9268: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9269: Tough grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11112: I liked this one - very hard, but interesting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9272: Good red herrings in this grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #11126: 10/10 nice one, easier categories Harry? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9271: Quite tricky - didn't see the Bets! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #11127: 7/10 nice one Michael? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Globe @ #11128: First of all, who on earth is Dave Bodger? Secondly, are those all related to badgers in the same way tennis is related to rabbits? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Globe @ #11123: "All start with lower case letters" should be an alternative answer accepted for the -ship group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Globe @ #11113: Couldn't agree more with pedant's comment. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

weegieman @ #37: Excellent, very inventive. Far too difficult for me, but enjoyable once I knew the answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11125: Didn't get the PMs. Like the Billy Joel reference. Good grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11125: But surely that's the point? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11125: Cameron, not Cameroon. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Timmy @ #11117: Maybe some crossovers? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11116: A review of the accepted answers might be in order. Good effort though, thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11112: no (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #9708: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #9732: nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PEDANT @ #11112: a homonym of a slang term is stretching it. this grid is the Wurst (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PEDANT @ #11113: Adding letters to make the words is ok but having to actually change the words to find the clue is ridiculous, there i said it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11113: mini is not a car manufacturer (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Rav @ #11111: Nice red herring with Pitt the Younger for the Pizza Hut connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10909: Hello Lana (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11111: You can't know it all. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Globe @ #11111: I kicked myself for not getting the Pizza Hut group. Who wouldn't know something as worth knowing as that. Also Rav Wilding made the police officer group too obvious, being as world famous as he is. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9257: Brilliant grid, so many red herrings! Could 'see' the groups but ran out of time sorting them out. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9265: Prefixes was rather a 'woolly ' set of words, otherwise a good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11111: Good knowledge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #11111: Always good! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

gg @ #11112: The food category was stretching it. Wurst is pronounced differently from worst and who outside of Scotland has heard of neep. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11108: Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11108: Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11109: Good grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

pedant bob @ #11108: bit more variety in the connections would be nice. apart from all words that follow a specific prefix. nice grid besides that, good crossovers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

- @ #11106: car smash? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11109: 'Beards' was wrong (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11108: Breezy and enjoyable, thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11108: Very good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11109: Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11109: Put "airports named after them" but gave as incorrect! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Victor @ #11109: I think the Rowling group is a bit of a minefield? When you look more closely.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

😡 @ #11102: No! Just no! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Beatrix Cuttlefish Von Whistling-Crack @ #11108: Very pleasant! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Manu @ #11106: I've never seen them do that on Only Connect. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11106: That's an awful lot of grids to write off.Manu! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Manu @ #11106: Grids in which EVERY group is just something preceded by given words/letters are too lacking in variety and therefore quite tedious. Groups like that are fine within more varied grids but very boring when there's nothing more. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Manu @ #11100: I can't believe anyone thought "yes of course" when they saw the "they all moved from bbc2 to bbc1" group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11108: Excellent grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11103: newpuzz, I think the Red Baron was shot down deliberately and so it wasn't an air accident. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11103: It works for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #11108: Yay!!! First grid in ages and I got it! Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11107: Nice ideas... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11106: And how! Thankyou! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Browny @ #10432: Straightforward connections but loads of red herrings and crossovers. Nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11106: Boom! Wisty's back! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11103: I liked it. "related" covers a lot, but justified. Very good gridding! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11103: Not too hard to answer for older Gridders, but a good mind workout. Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Heather @ #11103: This was a tricky one to attempt ,but thought provoking and entertaining. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11095: Nice grid, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11101: Cheers Rhubarb, I fancy a slice of the tart now :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

newpuzz @ #11103: JFK - car related...really..there's tenuous and there's ridiciulous!?? Also limited correct answers - how is 'died in air accidents' not correct? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #8284: Got very stuck on Julia's Caesar... Not saying I would have done MUCH better had that typo not been present... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiffaff @ #11103: Kennedy was bullet related death, not car. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11075: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11100: Really enjoyed this grid. It was one of those where I didn't get the answers but went "Yes of course..." when I saw them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Are you mad @ #10883: Yes (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #11103: Poor grid. Needless levels of obscurity and not entirely accurate to call Kennedy's death "car related". That's like calling someone's death who was stabbed to death in a house "house related". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

蝙蝠 @ #11102: Get out. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tabby @ #11101: "Types of television program" and "category of fictional novels" are way too similar and general. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Felix @ #11100: Too many possible connections. Terrible grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Purr @ #11099: Absurdly difficult (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11095: Got completely distracted by the red herring! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Let the puzzgrid cultural revolution begin! A new great leap forward for Puzzgrid! Although, this is not the BEST introduction, as zbj pointed out... it's very rough around the edges... the second one i made #11102 is better, I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9348: Agree with Scoobydont! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Let the puzzgrid cultural revolution begin! A new great leap forward for Puzzgrid! Although, this is not the BEST introduction, as zbj pointed out... it's very rough around the edges... the second one i made #11102 is better, I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Why not indeed? Good for you... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Why not? Got flags, so... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Is this a new development for puzzgrid? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Yeah, I realized that after testing it on my wife... it was my first attempt at doing it in Chinese... maybe I'll try some more with more characters... the repeated 钢 was supposed to be 铜...... 打错了! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11101: Nice little grid, even if I'd never heard of the Manchester answer. Should really accept 'genre' as an alternative to 'category'. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Yeah, I realized that after testing it on my wife... it was my first attempt at doing it in Chinese... maybe I'll try some more with more characters... the repeated 钢 was supposed to be 铜...... 打错了! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11097: Nice try. One of the characters is repeated and the solution isn't unique. I think it's quite difficult to have unique solutions in Chinese because of the way characters are used. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fun e @ #11095: I bet you did (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11094: Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sloppy Willis @ #11095: Complete shite! I liked the cock part. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11090: lol at AlanP. :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11090: nice easy grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11093: nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11095: great grid. well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome. @ #11097: Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11093: Enjoyable grid with decent variety. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bobretd @ #11094: Good crossovers, cheers! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bobretd @ #11093: nice gentle grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9688: A great grid, thank-you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

weegieman @ #11092: Sorry, made a silly mistake in the explanations, where I included the Roman numeral L, which is in fact meant as a rer herring. It should have been D = 500. Sorry if that spoiled anyone's enjoyment. Will try and be more careful in future. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9336: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9336: One group very hard, but a fair grid. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9337: First two groups were pretty nefarious! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9338: Truly fiendish! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9339: So severe weather doesn't count, but strong winds does? As a geographer I would dispute this one! Otherwise a good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9529: Lovely to score 10/10 thank-you 😀 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11083: Fun (and I got the Whatta reference) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11090: Top Notch. Must look up rubber Johnny (sounds rude). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

betty @ #11083: Poor;contrived. Whatta???? Not a word. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The Cat @ #11085: Seen both element categories done before. Plus two of them in the same grid is weak. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9678: Lovely grid. The 'rock' section got me! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9676: I agree with Keith as I didn't get the clothes shops connection either! I enjoyed the grid though - thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9677: Good effort. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9677: A lovely grid, thank-you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9700: Thank you for a good wall, I enjoyed playing it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11085: excellent. Didn't get arch (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11085: Me neither! Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11067: Annoyed scientists not accepted, but very good nonetheless. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragamuffin @ #11069: oh you're right! Good one. Thanks for the feedback :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11085: Very nice, embarrassed that I didn't get the royal group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #11067: I'm lost! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11072: Nice although solutions/answers could be a little more descriptive (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11064: Thank goodness! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #11064: Fake Wiz comments removed - apologies for the inconvenience (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11069: Good grid but things that are written can also be things that are read (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9771: nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9327: The 'et's' got me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9322: So music groups didn't count? Think that was harsh! Otherwise a reasonable grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Selma @ #11060: Good mix of facts and red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Roy @ #9747: Blue Orchid - unnecessarily obscure. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9745: Tough grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Footballers were my downfall this time! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #11077: Too particular for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pam @ #10848: No (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9749: Tough! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Roy @ #10842: Roy who? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11077: Good grid...beat me,not my area of expertise. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11077: Brilliant! My kind of grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

qqq @ #3798: Could swap Gloucester and York and still have a valid grid with same answers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ron @ #11078: Being included in one of these grids is the most publicity the Caccioppoli Prize has probably ever had. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11078: Nice one. And I learned the word Quadrennial and what the caccioppoli prize is! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Les @ #11067: I got none (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RowG @ #10961: Retail outlets are the same as trading places (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vincenzo @ #11078: It's a shame the Caccioppoli Prize isn't awarded more regularly because it's the most exciting event of the lot. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11078: Nice grid, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mewmew @ #11078: Caccioppoli Prize, well of course. That well known prize! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10092: I enjoyed this grid as it was very fair. I get fed up with over specific grids rather than ones that require good general knowledge. Thank you BdssHnna (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10094: Think the 'games' bit was too specific, but maybe that's just sour grapes as I couldn't complete this wall! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10096: Tough! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10097: Great grid, the Johnsons 'got' me, but I did get the link! Many thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11070: Good one. Got the groups quite quickly but took a little while to sort out. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11064: Thanks NL. I just wish it wasn't my grid being used to host all this grief; I'd delete it if I could. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11074: Good one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11075: Good idea but as mentioned, easy to guess without knowing the connections. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9748: Homophones got me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9759: Good grid - thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11075: Interesting one, but very guessable because of its nature. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #11064: *Therein ensuring I'll be the next whose identity is hijacked for the purpose of entirely jejune, prosaic, fatuous and generally irksome comments lol* (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #11064: Oh, and apologies if this seems a postscript to previous comment - nice grid Trevor, most enjoyable... ignore the haters! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #11064: Sorry to hear that Wiz (original Wiz, that is...) Your grids and eloquent comments will be missed... I've been having similar thoughts of late, hence the relative scarcity of my comments recently... I'll pour myself a dram of something worthy and raise a glass to you next time I happen to find myself at the bar ;) All the best fella... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #11074: It would be impressive if you could add "s" to a word and make a new, shorter word. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks,I'm done with this but Thankyou.best wishes. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZWiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks I am leaving puzzzgrid,can't hack it anymore .have fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: That wasn't me either! It was Fake Wiz? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11072: Not too difficult, couldn't see any red herrings, but quite enjoyable nonetheless (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Yurissima @ #182: Yura does it for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Gabriel Goncalves @ #11068: A good grid for learning about photosynthesis (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #10393: No. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10393: Funny! Are you the real Mixu Paatelainen...? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10395: Ace as usual! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11065: good variety and red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10396: I enjoyed this grid, thank-you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10397: For the RATES question how can the answer they all use the same letters be incorrect? Otherwise a good grid - thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11065: Nice one, diverted me onto Wizard of Oz. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11065: Nice ideas, although Harlequin doesn't quite work as a red herring (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #10909: Found this really difficulty. Only got one set.not a board games player. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #10968: This is a lovely grid. Very enjoyable. Takes a bit of unscrambling but is solvable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11035: I didn't get anywhere with this one. One group only. Hard. Big and red is a bit hard to understand (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11055: This is a brilliant grid. I love it when the sets link so well. I didn't get the sets but I really take my hat off to the compiler. Well done! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11052: Very very very very very hard. South American capitals. Dear me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #10691: I did enjoy this grid. Didn't get the word ending set. I never do! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #10772: Didn't get the color set. Very impressive that set. Good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #10905: Also tried bag singular and was refused! The word ending group get me as they always do. Nice grid though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #10928: Yes, this is a nice grid. Good word ending set. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11033: This is a very good grid. Didn't get Trent link ....very clever. Didn't get husbands link. Very enjoyable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11061: Chemistry is not my strong point. Would never get those sort. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11062: Very hard. Got nowhere. Tolkien not accepted as answer either. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #184: Good fun puzzle. Monopoly is a classic! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tony @ #11055: Nice grid, but it had me beaten (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11055: Struggled with this one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Poly @ #10823: Poor Poly (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11052: Excellent and with good explanations. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11036: V nice apart from The alternating group, which I though was a bit weak even without breaking the uniqueness rule. Probably could have played on the haddock theme (dab, carp, flounder...) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11062: A washing tree is for hanging washing on... I did consider Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee but couldn't get any misdirection out of them. It's no fun without misdirection ;-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Poor Mr Grinch.just a saddo.Dont pretend to be someone else? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

readyg @ #11061: not accept copies (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Grinch.are you messing with this site? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: It was a good and entertaining grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11064: Thank you all for your considered and constructive feedback (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: I didn't comment on this...someone!...pretending to be me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10072: I agree with bonehead on this one - otherwise a nice grid, thank-you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10078: I enjoyed this grid, it's nice to get full marks sometimes 😀 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11062: I liked the Arwen red herring, but what is a washing tree? The Ian Holm connection was a bit over the top (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11062: Clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11062: Nice misdirections. Enjoyed it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11061: Good one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Toothsome @ #11063: Obviously. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #11063: Miss Young is awesome (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11061: Excellent. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: The thing is, Grinch, the grids are enjoyable and often amusing,they don't need to be funny...and your wish that grids are monitored and evaluated has been appropriately granted. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11061: Great, really enjoyed! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Now, don't get upset..it's just a game. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: Well if he knows you I'm sure he's very familiar with the latter ;) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Irony or idiocy? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: I see Pol is not familiar with irony. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11058: What was that about quality of grids ? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Well the whole grid took about 30 seconds of thought and I believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so I thank you for copying me and wanting to be like me - it's very kind of you :) xxx (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11056: So dull and easy - you need to learn what a red herring is! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Catso, if that is the best reply you can muster, I very much doubt you are witty at all. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9875: I think mist is ok. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11056: Nice one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11054: Ohhh, I'm sooo witty! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11056: Loved it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11035: So you have created better? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: Indeed? Charles? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peddant @ #11051: What's a head of charle?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11053: Nice and easy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11050: I think the early line is a bit weak. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9736: Just scraped home, good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Colours rather than blue would have fitted. Otherwise a good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9736: Great list - I need to brush up on the differences between towns and Cities! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Heretic @ #7580: For the backwards footballers, "backwards footballers" was accepted, as they are footballers spelled backwards. For hello in other languages, "hello in other languages" was accepted, as that is what they are... If you put what the link is instead of one word answers, you'll do much better people.... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11050: For some reason I can't relate to this.at all! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lana @ #10799: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4416: English artists not acceptable. I suppose "artists" means pop singers now. Good grid, variety plus red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9416: weird, as the answer says "beauty/beautiful", but still beauty not accepted. Doesn't anyone correct these things? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9417: and it didn't give ....dom either (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11009: Good grid and agree that saints was by default for me too (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11046: ridiculous (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11046: Don't understand, I think it's a bit obscure. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11036: @pedant: Oops! Nice catch. That's what I get for trying to be too clever with my red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sockl3ss @ #11046: I like veri much (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11044: Crap, ez game (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11039: Good Grid no matter what the critics say. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11029: sampras the rabbit! excellent. Father jack hackett the rabbit (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11030: mr president is a stretch (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11043: Piece of shit. kys. you liddle bitch (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11036: nice grid, not a unique solution however. As AMERICA and AHAB are interchangeable. *flies away* (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ajs @ #92: poor - won't accept broadcasters, usa crime, sporting bodies (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11035: What the fuck is this shite?! Big and red as a connection? Utterly useless. Someone needs to start moderating the site so we don't end up with garbage walls like this. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11039: Imaginative. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11036: Painfully dull. No one gives a toss about Doctor Who except complete losers! Go outside and write an interesting grid! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11039: ANON; THERE WAS A IRISH COMEDIAN NAMED JIMMY CRICKET. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11039: Absolute fucking shite, what a complete waste of time! Loser! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #11039: *Jiminy* Cricket? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

S @ #8497: Ounce, Gram, Stone & Pound ARE all units of weight = 10 out of 10 correct (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10566: I found this very tricky, only knew one group! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10569: Good, but a bit 'same-y' thanks all the same this one made me think! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10570: Good grid - thanks (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

chris @ #11030: nice easy grid, well constructed. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11036: Enjoyable varied accessible grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11026: Good grid. Had to look up Ronnie and Mascara to understand the solution! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10063: Great grid, thank-you. Didn't spot the Muppet link! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10064: Good grid, thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10065: Good grid, agree with others about the two caramels! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggle @ #11014: Gosh...not for me! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Neal @ #4155: Left me kicking myself - as all good puzzles should do! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Neal @ #6692: Good balance, liked the red herrings (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lew @ #11014: EASYYYYYYYYYYY PEASSSYYYYY (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Name @ #2621: Well played Alice. We lost severely! And for the first time! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Name @ #3712: Loved the units. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11032: Liked this one - well done! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11032: Great quality grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11033: I enjoyed this grid, thank you. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10999: Very good grid!! Clever misdirection... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Super grid! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10616: Agree with Omegaman about the 'drop' category. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #5739: They were German WW2 vessels with large calibre guns for their size. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11030: A lot harder than I was expecting. Nice work. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

BigG @ #5739: Pocket Battleship? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #4657: Not bad. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jessica @ #10853: James Hetfield is from Metallica not David Hetfield. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: Gone...why? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #4657: enjoy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #4665: omg i said chair ... and ship (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #4688: ok (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #1043: good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #1049: not so much (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #1052: hm (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #1081: thanks (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jakey @ #11014: Sooo hard (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11032: Indeed it is. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11026: Thanks, enjoyed that a lot. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11032: Clever stuff. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #11032: Good one. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11032: Fooled myself with one of those red herrings when I tested it! Thought I'd entered it incorrectly. Must be a good one :) (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #11030: Excellent. (2 months ago)

james @ #11031: good adelaide one!! (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11026: Excellent! (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11030: Good one. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11029: Good one! Stutter Rap brings back memories! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10601: Some pretty specific knowledge required. A good grid, if you have such knowledge. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10606: Super grid - the faces got me! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10621: Great grid! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10623: Tough but fair. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10624: Great grid - thank you. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10607: Great grid - the chesters got me! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11018: Why has this grid gone? (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10995: Nice one. (2 months ago)

toast @ #10995: Clever! (2 months ago)

Paul T @ #10989: Definitely Silly is the answer. Good spot Tbone (2 months ago)

Paul T @ #11008: Kennington Oval, not Kensigton! (2 months ago)

Ennjay @ #11018: Very educational!!! I actually went and looked up some of these to learn more about them! (2 months ago)

max martindale @ #11018: this is the greatest game ever keep up the good work (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10692: Very specific knowledge required for this one! (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #573: Cracker. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #236: Good stuff. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #10627: Each to her own,Sally? (2 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #11008: I agree toast, seems to be an oft repeated mistake...although TY may be referring to the Oval in Barbados? Tenuous, maybe - but possibly worth the benefit of the doubt? (2 months ago)

j @ #48: thanks (2 months ago)

j @ #2661: 10/10 (2 months ago)

j @ #1396: 10/10 (2 months ago)

j @ #186: thanks (2 months ago)

j @ #98: 10/10 (2 months ago)

j @ #184: kids movies (2 months ago)

j @ #10996: thanks (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11009: Same here. Managed to get it with a couple of punts. Good one. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10632: Tricky. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10633: Forgot Harry E was in MBB. (2 months ago)

Annie @ #11009: Good grid, didn't know about the patron saints, got that one by default! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10633: If there had been one Englishracecourse this grid would have risen in my opinion. Sorry, too specialised.No, I didn't enjoy it. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10626: Very tenuous links. Got the political capitals. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10627: Rubbish! The only group I knew I put in as 'Friends' characters and was marked incorrect. PLEASE can we have grids that test intelligence rather than couch potatoes who spend their days watching day time t.v.? (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10632: A good grid, but VERY specific knowledge required. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10653: Fiendish but fair. (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #10761: At last, one I can do, thankyou (2 months ago)

chris @ #10995: spelt itchycoo park (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10756: Top notch. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #11009: Excellent grid. (2 months ago)

toast @ #11008: Nice try but I am pretty sure it is Kennington Oval not Kensington. (2 months ago)

toast @ #10996: Liked the Miller line. (2 months ago)

jo @ #10838: good, but counting "colors" as incorrect for "colours" is hard on an American - (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #10756: Quality (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #10998: Clever,complex! (2 months ago)

Paddy @ #203: The fruit is an Ugli not an Ugly (2 months ago)

Paddy @ #147: BC is not a Latin abbreviation - it is English Before Christ. AD is Latin (2 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10981: Search it if you don't know what a sawhorse is (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #8803: Great grid. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10968: Cracker. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10682: Weak. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10989: Poor effort. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10680: Tricky. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10680: This grid was fun, thanks. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #56: Nice wall. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10681: The 'boards' got me! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10682: A fun grid - thank you. (2 months ago)

lurker22 @ #10968: Enjoyed this. Charlton Heston's first role as far as wikipedia knows 1941 (2 months ago)

j @ #10995: fair (2 months ago)

Ian @ #10981: Thanks, enjoyed that grid :-) (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #10991: But! It was a great idea for a grid! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #10991: I do know that the spanish national anthem ,Marcha Real.has no official lyrics. I guess that's the kind of detail we need? (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10991: Really good ideas and good grid. Would have liked to have seen more explanation in the answers for those I wasn't sure of eg, how the Marcha Real is related to no words and how William Joyce fits in to that group. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #10991: Explanations not full enough for me, (2 months ago)

Tbone @ #10989: Think they meant silly not point. Never heard of point point (2 months ago)

Moaner @ #10981: Saw horse ? (2 months ago)

Moaner @ #10989: Point ????? Rubbish. (2 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10984: This is a well thought out grid. Good one! (2 months ago)

Pol @ #9267: You just gave a clue! (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #9267: irregular verbs? Who is going to get that? (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #5633: Clever. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #179: Cracker. (2 months ago)

Spots le @ #10957: Salamander..It looks like a lizard but it isn't. (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10917: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10918: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10927: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10928: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10940: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10946: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10950: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10957: Chinese New Year would be a more accurate connecting answer for one of the groups (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10968: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10967: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10972: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10973: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10974: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10977: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10983: (2 months ago)

Ken Probin @ #10984: (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10983: Excellent grid. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10756: Super grid, I could 'see' the four groups but trying to sort them out in 3 minutes was beyond me! Well done. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10761: (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10755: I've learnt something from this grid - new elements. A great grid. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10752: I enjoyed this one as I got full marks😀 (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10771: (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10773: Very tricky, but quite fair ( as long as you have an interest in darts!). (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10787: Very good grid, lots of red herrings here. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10772: Very challenging, but a fair grid. Well done to the compiler. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10981: Nice one. "Saw" tricked me but got there in the end. (2 months ago)

chris @ #10971: poor grid. you can't have 2 of the same word for 2 different answers, it simply doesn't work. ie. Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis as a group doesn't give as correct if you use the Louis or Harry from the other topics and there's nothing to differentiate them. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #7062: Excellent! (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #357: Nice easy one. (2 months ago)

Ian @ #10792: Very good, but not aware of Orchid (not the only one by the look of it ;-) (2 months ago)

Ian @ #10798: Nice grid, but now I'm hungry ;-) (2 months ago)

Ian @ #10977: Nice one, thanks (2 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10977: Thanks Alcorsa. (2 months ago)

readyg @ #10977: nice one (2 months ago)

Ragman @ #10973: The composite words are all also brand names.. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10977: Excellent. Good grid. (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #8387: Naughty but nice. (2 months ago)

Jane @ #8387: Love it. I laughed when I figured it out. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10761: Shame that 'slang' terms for excellent not accepted. Otherwise a great grid. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10764: Clever grid 👍 (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10769: Tricky! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10771: Tricky! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10805: The animals 'foxed' me! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10809: Great fun! (2 months ago)

Ian @ #10959: Like it, thanks (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10810: Great grid. (2 months ago)

Badger @ #10973: Very nice (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10838: Enjoyed this grid xx (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10839: Good grid, thank-you. (2 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10928: Nice one Wisty. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10845: Tricky, but fair. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10850: Fiendish but fair. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10853: Very specific knowledge required (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10856: Think footballers for last line, which was what I put, should have been acceptable. We need Victoria's voice to say 'be more specific!'. A very difficult grid, but fair. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10857: Couldn't get NBA link. Fiendish grid! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10858: Agree with Nigel's comment below, too many anagrams for one wall.Great anagrams nevertheless. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10859: Struggled with this one! Hard but fair. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10874: Great grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10918: Good grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10921: Great Wall - beat me! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #10961: Loved it - great connections. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10920: Must check out trigger warning. Another great grid 😀 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10923: Excellent grid, very challenging - only 'got' the homonyms when the wall resolved itself! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10924: Challenging! As an ex- papergirl I got the newspapers but not the point as I didn't say defunct! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10927: Fiendish! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10928: Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10925: Enjoyed this one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10959: Good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10961: Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kat @ #10957: A salamander is an amphibian (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #2127: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10967: Good one. Feel as if I should have done better. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10923: Really good! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10960: This is a nice easy one for kids (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10959: To AlanP: Sorry, it was my oversight not to include 'Public'. It's a shame the author can't go back and edit! (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10961: Good stuff , particularly liked the D line and the variety. (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10918: won fifa (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10928: hm (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10957: chinese (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10959: prep (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10961: lionfish (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #10961: Nice one. Had to have a couple of tries but got there in the end. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10959: Thought public might be acceptable or is independent term used now days? (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10961: Very good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10414: Never heard of by heart! Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #1942: Came for the name, stayed for the game. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10416: Enjoyed this grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #4604: Daaamn son. I got reckt. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10421: Think being over specific on car makes was a bit harsh! Otherwise a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10423: So when I answer characters who look after children for the second group it's deemed to be wrong?! Other than that this was a challenging, but fair, grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #8199: Good stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #3712: Good work tree fiddy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10424: Third line could also have been words within words e.g. LADle, USe, wAND, MANge. Fair grid otherwise. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #186: Please select the rabbit: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10921: Excellent wall. Trump-worthy / 10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10425: So now terriers aren't dogs? Rubbish key words to that answer! Also, counties of England - very general, especially as I think they are also specific breeds of cattle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10925: Whitehouse is two words. Otherwise good. HappyFace (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10845: Red red wine? Really? Also it's racquet, fyi. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10895: Meh (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10923: Most excellent wall. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10899: Not bad, prefer a more diverse wall. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Butlers @ #10946: Dank wall (2 months, 1 week ago)

Faye @ #10955: Being Welsh a big help! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10940: Got the groups but couldn't 'see' the opera link! A challenging grid - but fair. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10946: Good fun! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10950: Bit cheesed off thatI gave answer to first line as anagrams, but didn't get the point. Need a Victoria Coran voice to say - be more specific! Otherwise a challenging, but fair, grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10955: Tough - especially the Welsh animals! Enjoyed this grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10957: Question 1 doesn't have enough keywords in the answer, I said they are all names of Chinese Years which came up as incorrect. Otherwise a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10916: Hilarious! Lol (2 months, 1 week ago)

JQP Bach @ #2511: The anagram answer didn't work correctly (2 months, 1 week ago)

JQP Bach @ #3225: Echoing, great originality! (2 months, 1 week ago)

JQP Bach @ #4446: Great puzzle! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10953: Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JQP Bach @ #8249: TIL rock glasses are a thing. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10950: Ugh. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rachel @ #10957: Were my answers correct? ? (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10921: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10923: Well done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #10950: Tough one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #10946: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't sort them in time. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #10924: Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #10927: Nice idea. Got the idea early on but only one group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #7741: Excellent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1015: Tricky and clever. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10835: It is a welsh form of John. (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #1735: fine (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #7802: hm, worm (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #2040: ok (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #2043: nice (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #2050: cars! eskimo roll? (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #2053: white and jm (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #7771: speach! (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #7781: altar! (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #7738: hm (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #7741: good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Simon @ #516: Excellent-didn't score highly but metaphorically kicked myself when I saw the answers! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Simon @ #2050: I entered "Roll" and was marked incorrect. Similarly it wouldn't accept "4 wheel drive" for the off road cars. Good questions all round though! (2 months, 1 week ago)

colonel bingtos the second @ #10835: yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (2 months, 1 week ago)

colonel bingtos @ #10835: evan is not a version of the name john you poo poo head (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joke @ #10941: Joke (2 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10928: Excellent. Chased those wild geese all over the damn show. (2 months, 1 week ago)

pol @ #10916: Or maybe juvenile.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

PPP @ #10918: I am justly reproached....I see what you did there.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Marvin Stinking Clam Muttonvapours Crushedvelvet @ #10918: Idiot! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #9047: Nicely griddles. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #7712: Excellent grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

pPP @ #10918: That was PPP, so sorry (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10918: So sorry, provoked! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10940: Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

T @ #98: Suggest adding tonic solfa as a correct answer for the musical scale (2 months, 1 week ago)

Anonymous @ #10916: Adult content (2 months, 1 week ago)

Network @ #10918: PPP your language is not suitable here! Please refrain from site usage or you will be blocked! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AG @ #10921: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10895: Oh yes it,or they, are! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10925: Nice grid to start the day, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9646: Good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10682: Fair dinkum cobber (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #2957: Cracker. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #5743: Great (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pam 98 @ #2957: Really good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Basil Fawlty @ #10665: Sehr Gut but don't mention the ......................... (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #2748: Easy but a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #7206: Red shift is an astronomical term. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10897: I liked this, you tried to be fair! (2 months, 1 week ago)

PPP @ #10918: Piss off caracticus,annoying! (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9606: no (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9629: good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Paulus @ #10936: I need to practice (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #8618: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1601: Quite easy but well put together. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jayme @ #10810: Rhythm spelt incorrectly. Also should accept all consonants, as that's the same as no vowels. Still good but those two things slightly marred it for me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10445: Tricky! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10446: Tough but fair (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10474: Challenging grid - The Italian Job actors fooled me! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10475: So my answer for the second group of ' joining things together ' was wrong?! Think you need more keywords in your answer box - disappointed not to get full marks, as I got all the others correct. 🙁 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10535: Tricky grid, but fair. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10535: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Melanie @ #10650: Who's Jimmy Riddle? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rear Amiral Lord Sir Caracticus Lambcutlett Scorpionwind @ #10918: Scaramanga! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10504: Great grid, knew the 'overs' but couldn't find the correct 4! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10510: The strawberries got me! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10514: Letter/number combinations got me! Excellent grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10513: Clever grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1396: Good effort. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #9231: I don't see why 15th letter should not be in the doughnut group (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #4720: Easy but good quality. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #8000: Freddy, nice to hear from you, hope the rest of the Greymulkins are fine and dandy and the staff are treating you with the dignity and grace you deserve. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10927: Really good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10927: Same here! Hard! (2 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10927: Nice idea. Didn't do too well despite figuring out early on that they were all words that needed to be repeated but really liked the idea. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10928: Excellent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10923: Good one. Must look up earthworm Jim. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10925: Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Simon @ #10912: Animal sounds - ingenious! Never heard of the cracker types other than Ritz. Obscure niche sports questions will always flummox me. I like the female leads question. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lord Sir Frederick Longstaff Greymulkin @ #8094: William Shatner! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lord Sir Frederick Longstaff Greymulkin @ #8000: Blackbird singing in the dead of shite! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Reverend Malachi Merkywater Dazzling GIrth Talapia @ #1396: Donkey jawbone! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Reverend Malachi Merkywater Dazzling GIrth Talapia @ #184: Chicken Jafresi! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Reverend Malachi merky water dazzling girth Talapia Bo @ #10923: Shatner....William Shatner! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10510: Fair grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Field Marshall Oswaldo pepper jack Swinefever @ #10918: It would seem that a community of oddly named alumni with a higher intelligence have invented a new Esperanto or some of super genius code using ramdom words and phrases with a distinct iambic pentameter and an oddly humorous hidden reason d'etre and are using this platform as a forum for discussion! By the way my name is Larry trouser snake Chocalate Starfish! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10509: Good grid😀 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10297: Not enough words in key words obviously. E.g preceded by doctor didn't score. Perhaps being a bit too clever? Likewise chocolate bars, my answer, was deemed to be incorrect. Sour grapes from me, maybe, but I think that was an accurate answer! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Field Marshall Oswaldo pepper jack Swinefever @ #10918: Magic scaramangosi hiatus chimpanzee skrit!!!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10586: So how can an answer countries be wrong? Other three groups clearly 'sorted' (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10593: Again - obviously not enough 'key words' in the answer section. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10596: Pretty fiendish - but fair! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10592: MUCH better with your keywords here, hence the 100 % score! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Professor Lampwick rattling stick Lime cordial @ #10918: Johnny Mathis is indeed god (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10599: Pretty much rubbish - presumably not enough key words in answers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10600: Not good answers links - e.g. First set of words, I answered days within Lent - deemed incorrect. Last set of words, parts of the body, deemed incorrect as should have been answered parts of the hand - rather flakey in my opinion. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10603: Fiendish! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Murgatroid loose kidney saint whistling crack @ #10918: Johnny Mathis is God! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Garbonso bitterdraft dust grain Hindhustanietta @ #10918: ......? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Count dauphinois leaping goat dangling plumsDe Languistino @ #10918: Bandaloo crawfish constant spring! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zingy @ #10921: Easy when you know the answer! Tough! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #10918: Oh dear,loony alert! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ariadne lotus flower stinking butter crab torso @ #10918: Clam wind follow night shytning brief Caruso dag rib swift! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Borigard alucard chimp tailbone De @ #10918: Vamcoover scrat gamon salt Peter ramdom shatting (2 months, 1 week ago)

Graften cat larynx turgidwater dog shattus @ #10918: Labdooby bambam jack fruit sliders chaffinch lam fritter dancing shat only fry carcass (2 months, 1 week ago)

Penelope vulgar ruffle swineleg Catastroff @ #10918: Fandangosali ! Mallard bragadusy night shafting crayfish breeze dimple starfish Wing!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lamb water grease fat fragrant curtain @ #10918: Winter skreg mountain scorpion dancing under bitter wind jalfresi creasote mutton poltiss (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bancroft flagilay moisten crak Von pyecrust @ #10918: Rotten wing mutton flank shaving fry distant butter moonleg bam saviour! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lamb water grease fat fragrant curtain @ #10883: Curry dog mantis running gandolpho shatting roadside crab tailwind fragrance (2 months, 1 week ago)

Horse chestnut shafting goose mama bearde clam @ #10913: Rough cheddar mackerel tail fin bam fraction shatters de princess Margret ! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10900: Interesting effort. (2 months, 1 week ago)

ZBj @ #10908: Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Style @ #10900: HaHa! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Horse chestnut shafting goose mama bearde clam @ #10900: Flamingo egg lamb corset rotten leather cheese! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Starling feather stinking water Agamemnon jones @ #10917: Scrat las bam bam armadelius mutton scoop wassoon tailbone fragrant water! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Muscatel Dancing merengay Pythagarus @ #10918: Flambaysie randunga musgrave shyting chicken hind quarters!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10918: Nice grid, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lose-chester @ #10915: Pretty darn poor attempt only remotely accessible if you're as devoted to the show 'Supernatural' as the setter obviously is. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Topology @ #10893: .....??? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10918: Why a jerk? Nice grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

TOPCAT @ #10918: so many choices i was robbed (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peter @ #10918: Great quiz, did it quicker than anyone in the office too! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Amy @ #10918: What a jerk (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10917: Good..just a little hot slip? (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10915: Not that good really, a couple of the connections just aren't specific enough. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10899: Fun grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Larry QuoVardis penny puppy walker @ #10909: (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10838: Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RegularTony @ #10874: Enjoyed it, but quite easy. Good effort. (2 months, 1 week ago)

C @ #10838: Great! (2 months, 1 week ago)

A @ #9951: Poplar is not a tube station - it is only a DLR (Docklands Light Rail) station (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #9543: liaison - bond? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wizard @ #3903: No,random and connection don't go well together... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #4314: Bless you too Coriolanus. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10899: Toast, I bet you were in your elements. Ian thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10602: Really tough - but fair. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny Mathis @ #10893: Leeds united are shite! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #8161: Shat fandangosie mustardo the dancing chaffinch stinking turtle fire water skank mutton ! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #4314: Latoosh skrit flambaysie monkey cry Frey bentos plantaginate scaramanga bam am flare! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #8849: Skrat Mandingos laughing bam bam lafyette mutton swift deys swasson cat! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #2026: One day the Scorpion will dance twist in the wind...when that day come chicken mongrel skrit the stinking butter of sorrow (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pope @ #10619: But which is the one true religion? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa the @ #2026: Monkey leg! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #2026: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #4683: Chicken shiatsu! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Huxley @ #10909: Works great. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #2621: Nice individual groups- especially THORN- but not much overlap between them (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10755: Gaah! Should have done my band research... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10897: @Strunz Animals would have been accepted... I did try narrowing this down to insects to fit around beetle and cricket but most of them can't really be anything else so give the game away too easily. I guess fly would be one. Ticks aren't insects of course, and people would probably object if I insisted on "protostomes". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Flumpet @ #6339: Pork is cerdo and vaca is used in Europe not res. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #10904: Ok, Peps . Sainsbury's do supply energy. You are probably getting mixed up with Eon who don't sell fish. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10905: That's what I thought. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10857: Too old for this one I thnk (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10905: I considered bag, but one word needs to be followed by bags rather than bag. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #1942: Excellent. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #10895: A trumpet is not part of the crown jewels! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ok @ #10904: THIS GRID SUCKED! SAINSBURY' S DO NOT PROVIDE ENERGY (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10899: Nice grid, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toby @ #10905: Agree, singular should be accepted. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10905: One of the entries needs it to be bags really. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10905: One of the entries needs it to be bags really. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bonehead @ #10905: Bag should be allowed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peps @ #10904: WHY THE CAPITALS, SAINSBURYS DO NOT SUPPLY ENERGY & ENERGY PROVIDERS NOT ACCEPTED - RUBBISH GRID (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #7972: Picky,griddy .nice one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Amy Thompson @ #10904: Great idea, capital letters very off-putting through and sorted the last two groups for me as I merely split them between CAPS and lowercase. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10905: Thanks,Wisty! So neat. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10905: Apologies for the spelling error! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Griddy @ #7972: Your links should be singular and not require plural!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9185: pretty good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10612: InterPol is not an acronym, it would be IP. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10610: Which newsagent sells Practical Magic? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

10898 @ #10898: Ww! Srly ths grd s nmd ftr m! lv ths (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9186: cat not good enough for Kitty group - you have to put "......Cat" (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10903: Out of my comfort zone...suspect it's good tho! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #4747: Great griddling. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #4548: Excellent g riddling. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #3188: Good griddling. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #10899: Thanks. That certainly tested our mettle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Markus Redridge @ #10898: What has cheese got anything to do with this wall? This was too hard, even for fiendish level! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jonathan Carter @ #10898: This was a grate wall. Very cheesy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

WorkingWorker @ #10898: Great work. That was incredibly hard. 1/10 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10666: Good if you're into history. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10678: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10686: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10687: Very tricky - but honest. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #10901: Go back to your crypt and stay there Dracula! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Et Cetera @ #2359: I knew there were birds and mythological figures but " Pardalotes" could really have been either. Enjoyable grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #10902: Solution is not unique. Some good red herrings but they only work if there is only one solution (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10900: Good one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10901: Good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Shite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Julian Green is a silly little nobody....! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Shite (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Shiatsu (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Fooking shite (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Shite (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

parts @ #10830: stop saying parts (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10899: Cheers guys. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gandhi @ #10898: GANDHI!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #10899: Pretty Cool Man. 7/10 - As I Missed The Wooden Connection (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nog @ #10898: blooming brilliance! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fiend @ #10898: This was very fiendish, good job! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10899: Excellent. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10897: Excellent. Stumped me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10895: Nice one. I love it when you know the connections without knowing why you know. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #8884: got it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #8881: loose (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #13: ok (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #9112: fixed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11: yep (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #8832: mixed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #8497: flaws (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #10896: Not like you,Blues.... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #10276: too narrow (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #10279: blend? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mo @ #10445: Last one was too obscure for me. I solved the grid but had no idea of the meaning. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #10287: man! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #408: enjoy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #405: hard (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10894: Nice grid but i think female names is a touch broad as a category. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10884: Fine grid. Should have accepted duos as an answer though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10874: Very easy, but good fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10894: Well put together- enjoyable gridding. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10897: Very good gridding, tough but fair. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brian @ #10897: Excellent. Full of red herrings and a nice quirky logic (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #10595: Are you alright Lana (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #10590: I can't hear you Lana (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10881: Four stars, mostly for the brilliant curry group. The hour group felt a bit forced though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10896: Gutted! Won't open! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

badger @ #10883: Very good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10875: Nice one but older /alder doesn't work for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10874: What he said. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #10583: Hello Lana (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #10582: I'm here (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10884: Nice grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #8618: Hmmm, wine tasting words... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #566: lost one star for command line , bit too obscure . great idea. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #3712: Brilliant (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #2621: A well thought out grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #1875: Very good. Missed the palindrome. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10883: Nice one TY, stumped me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nick @ #10884: nice grid, but quite easy when you spot about numbers in group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mo @ #10432: Really good misdirections. Enjoyed it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mo @ #10433: Some obscure connections here. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mo @ #10438: The last one needed very specialist knowledge. The others I knew were Irish writers but had difficulty sorting out which type. I need to read more. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mo @ #10458: far too vague connections? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mo @ #10477: Think you must take account of how English is spoken when you do words that sound alike. Flaws only sounds like floors in a particular English dialect. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10883: Excellent! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mandy @ #98: Good grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonnyH @ #10858: Brilliant, got me completely (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10881: Excellent grid. Thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10878: Good one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10875: Good one. Not totally sure about Older/Alder but nice grid anyhow. Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10869: I thought it was an excellent grid too! :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Olneyrelate @ #10875: Hmm..... I'm guesssing the first group are preceded by pre not ore? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #10877: Miss Young is awesome! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10869: I thought it was an excellent grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

rabbit @ #10874: Should be "Billie" not "Billy". Nice grid otherwise. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10570: Thankyou (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rob @ #10869: What a load of rubbish (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JEFF @ #10838: great compared to mine! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

timbertim @ #10764: very funny my old cock (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10858: Possibly too many anagrams to solve within the time frame allowed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Truman @ #10752: 7.8/10 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10859: Great grid; top notch work. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10864: Jeff? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Charmeth @ #7078: 118 would now need to be Oganessian. Or Strange (from Xenon) would fit nicely. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #10864: WHO COMPILED THIS ONE? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1061: pedant is right (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1052: don't give up the day job (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1069: biblical women not accepted........... women in No 1 hits not accepted...... duh and duh (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rolypoly @ #10864: You've hit the mark ,Jeff.. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10818: Edinburgh. But if it wasn't for @olneyrelate we would never have got to the bottom of this (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10854: Splendid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10560: Boring (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ben @ #2184: I have won puzzle grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10864: Wow,so clever and original, (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10827: Better! Keep trying! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10829: No pleasing me, eh?! Who's pressing the buttons? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10858: Barcelona isn't a capital. Good grid though-double puzzle (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dave P Wartburg @ #10861: Another winner!! Brilliant work. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10854: Tough one but good! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10850: Good one. Some distracting red herrings. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dave P Wartburg @ #10860: Fantastic!! Really tests one's high level general knowledge. The submitter really knows his stuff! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

K @ #98: Pronunciation clues only apply in certain parts of the country (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10844: Nice grid. Good to see all the DIY references! Keep busy. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10848: Was this on the list of things to do??? Nice grid. Struggled with the multiple husbands (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Enfys Alan @ #10853: It was really hard. Who got 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Topher Abílio @ #10853: I loved it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

anonymous @ #10853: Amazing!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Basher Bill @ #10764: I see what you did there. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #519: I really enjoyed this one, and the themes felt creative yet natural (though even after solving the grid, I didn't figure out the theme with Warehouse: I noticed two ended with names of rivers and got sidetracked). Being a crossword buff helped with Panic. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #9525: Excellent grid, surprisingly difficult. I got zero on the grid, but once I saw the rows, I promptly connected three and should have gotten the fourth. Also, it's hard to construct a puzzle that's equally accessible to all nationalities (not a complaint, just an observation), yet this one is. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #10700: Nice grid. I solved the grid but couldn't guess the common thread for the foursome with Fruit; it turns out I'd never heard any of those four phrases, but I enjoyed it anyway. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

tucholsky @ #8775: Beware some strange phrases. throwing star way to obscure and added to make up numbers. suspect same for sick burn which I can't find in any reputable dictionary (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10843: Tough! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10842: Quite like your puzzgrids! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10842: Quite like your puzzgrids! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10831: Yep! Maybe animal and creature should have been potential answers when setting the puzz. Nevertheless, I thought it was well constructed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #152: Nice mix, nice red herrings, although "Dime" was rebranded as "Daim" Bar over a decade ago... guess that wouldn't work with the US currency crossover though.. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #10838: good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #10841: me too (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #10843: hard (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #10845: real ale (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10843: Great stuff. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #89: nice (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #9245: spit (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #192: fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #10405: good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #10175: 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #9047: good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #9214: fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

c @ #10831: I put animals spelt backwards and you didn't accept that? That's poor (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #358: nice (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #3: polar (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Erastes @ #10831: I put animals backwards and got incorrect. Boo! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #433: ok (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #152: dime bar (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #6692: hard (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #179: nice (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jj @ #6672: hm (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #3712: hard (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10792: Yes. The updated versions have replaced Mrs White with Dr Orchid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10799: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10797: Pleased I sorted this grid correctly. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10830: Clever! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10792: Never seen an orchid in cluedo! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10793: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4657: Good grid👍 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4657: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4658: A bit upset that 'Christ' was not picked up as a correct answer, or prime = first Otherwise a good grid 👍 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9160: good variety, but no red herrings (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10841: Not sure I got it. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10836: I like it, but not so good if you have not got a tv license. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Et cetera @ #2661: Would probably class this as "easy" , but a decent grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10840: Ingenious! Great grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10841: Excellent grid. At first glance thought it was too easy but then it got me. Nice one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10833: Most enjoyable, nice mix... entered TMS for "Marks" group, and that was accepted... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10837: Mumbo Jumbo (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10833: Surely cricket is acceptable.... Good effort though. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10833: Good one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10827: Completely unfathomable for me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10837: Impressive - 9 comments in 4 minutes on a grid not even listed on the front page! Oh... and not overly impressed with the grid though, somewhat beyond my semblance of ICT knowledge! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10833: Great grid, well constructed; but would not accept Cricket as an answer. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10834: Nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10836: Again another very enjoyable grid. Straight forward But enjoyable non the less (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10838: Very enjoyable grid, keep up the good work (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

big vic @ #338: try spelling things right (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grid @ #10838: Really good! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mr Lambert @ #10837: Achievement point everyone (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

amy @ #10837: you love homework, i love you..... jakey from amy quinn (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blazej @ #10837: This was rubbish (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10837: 10/10 buzzing (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #10837: Loved it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jakey @ #10837: I LOVE HOMEWORK (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rochy @ #10837: Terrible quality (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ed sheeran @ #10837: rubbish mate (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10837: :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10827: Just got it without knowing the F5 group, but only because i recently used the footballers in a grid :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

lukens @ #10823: @NL YCN N CT - Doh! Annoyingly there's no means for correcting mistakes, as far as I can see. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10829: Excellent! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10823: Ahhh, takes me back (too many) years... Working for Hogshead, serving the delectable Fuggles Imperial IPA, with Fuggles Chocolate a Christmas treat ;) Excellent grid, very enjoyable! FYI though, it's Debbie, not Debby (not that this affects anything, just one of my favourite artists growing up, so a stickler for (pedantic) detail on occasion ;) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10831: I thought it was neat! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

PEDANT BOB @ #10831: TOP 20? BIT VAGUE (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

poop @ #10832: great (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9139: officer down?? No problem with aster though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10522: Better than Dursley (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10823: Beer and female artistes. Most enjoyable and informative, thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

lukens @ #1665: didn't accept "phonetic alphabet" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10823: Very interesting. Didn't know the hops but loved the punk one, (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10810: Good one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jack pyne @ #10822: it was very good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

lukens @ #11: Put "websites" for the websites, and apparently it didn't count :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10537: love this grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10792: Orchid in Cluedo? My version must be out of date! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10798: good grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

lukens @ #156: Should really accept "westerns" for the one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10792: Good one. Lots of red herrings to trip over. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10810: Enjoyable grid Wisty, nice deception. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #4548: ...and back to the Medums I go! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #4736: I thought the Family Guy names were UK Cabinet Ministers! Too low- brow for me :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #6140: Ren, you idiooooot! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #10815: Only got it 'cuz I'm a Peep Show fan! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10516: Good clean wall (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Davie @ #10701: ***SPOILERS*** Oops! Seems I got my spacing wrong on the explanations - apologies! The missing two are Richey Edwards (lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers) and G.E. Moore (George Edward). Next time I’ll try harder – hope you enjoyed the grid. P.S. And I bet you thought the grid would be all about the cricket! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Luke @ #10586: Excellent! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10812: Nice one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10776: .?why so? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: ttr (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: god but hard (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10806: Good Gridding. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #10810: I was sure there was a group of guitars in there! Nice one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Farrell @ #10801: This isn't a Kahoot? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rochy @ #10801: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

WIDDOP @ #10801: :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10795: Excellent grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10787: Very good , nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10809: Found this really easy but good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davep @ #10809: Fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2129: Pity it wouldn't accept playing card nicknames in lieu of poker terms, as these are used in a plethora of games beyond just poker... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #10755: Good grid. I wasn't up to date with the new elements before playing this. One thing though, the hyphen in Saint-Etienne made me think you had to be referring to the city. The band name did not have a hyphen. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2129: a puck is made of rubber (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10736: Clever! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10731: Nice ideas, good crossovers - just one small quibble, the film is "The Prestige" not just "Prestige"... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10754: Land as an answer should have passed Reality as an answer should have passed Nice spread of themes! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10803: Hand or wrist would have worked too! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10764: Knob gags! LOL! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10773: Liked that! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10791: Burger! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10805: This is meant to be medium at best - not fiendish! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10806: I didn't mean this to say fiendish! Medium at best! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

hac @ #10805: Oooh lots of red herrings! Liked it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9097: I don't like cricket... oh no... I love it! Still, didn't help here, only 3/10 (even then, those three connections marked correct were only tenuously linked to the actual given answers - definitely wouldn't have survived a DRS review lol!) Nice theme, but too tricky for me... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9097: the link on misspelt England cricketers didn't work so perhaps you should correct Trescothic, Stauss, Thrope I am a cricket fan, but still thought the grid impossible (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10790: Very good! Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10789: Managed to get the groups and connections, but who are Lord and Robin? I'm a bit out of touch I suppose. Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10773: Good one. Agree that it's more hard than fiendish. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10762: Only grid I've had a chance to do in a while. Good choice! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10798: Nice one. Good crossovers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10771: Good one. Got he final groups by accident. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

peter @ #8410: very intriguing last group. luckily I know my tube stations. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #10798: Nice gentle grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

K @ #4248: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kyle @ #10780: How bad is this? on a level of 1-10 its an 11. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10776: Disgraceful, can't even put a proper puzzgrid together. That has to be a thumbs down from me (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peperami @ #10761: Enjoyable! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peperami @ #10795: Nice grid! Enjoyed that (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10790: Love it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10796: Smashed it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Farrell @ #10796: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael Rochford @ #10796: Pressed on the last one by accident... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blazej @ #10796: Good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10764: Great fun. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #5633: Nice one (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10501: I can remember Give us a clue - I wish I couldn't (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #10788: This is awesome! Well done you (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10755: Given the current state of affairs over the pond Blue, that may just be more apt! ;) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Y @ #10764: Not funny! This is a horrible grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

chris @ #10773: nice grid. i wouldn't have said fiendish though. i was falsely looking for words which are spelt using only the top line of a keyboard which slowed me down a bit at the start. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sam W @ #10782: Best one so far (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Spinner @ #10777: THIS IS SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SamC @ #10749: Great:) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10750: Absolutely Fantastic (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

James McColgan @ #10750: Great (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ryan @ #10749: 10/10 would do again :) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10749: Amazing (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #10752: Great, easy grid - only negative comment is, possibly include more options as answers? I got the answer right on the row that includes 'Centre', but it was marked as incorrect because of my wording. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10762: Enjoyable Milo (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10755: Now that is a stroke of luck Ragman, if they had used his first name it might have been called Dickland. Decent grid thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

me @ #7924: Rose in there twice... useless! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Penny Black @ #10492: Is that you Nigel (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10763: George VI wasn't ever officially titled King of England, but King of the United Kingdom (and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth)... the last Monarch having the style that included the title King of England would have been William III (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10763: @ Bonehead - Paul is a multinational chain of Patisseries and Restaurants originating from France, and here in the UK mainly located in Central London with a few exceptions further afield... hope this helps! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Olneyrelate @ #10769: Very well thought out. Was struggling obsessed that it must be "Tracy Island" for sometime! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9262: packover? overpack? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9263: boobie? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

? @ #10764: Really? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10762: (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10762: Very good grid! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10761: Good one! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10763: paul cake shop? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10759: Good one. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10757: Good one. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

CSW @ #10764: Ha! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10762: Tuba control group was more than a bit forced, Captain Kirk a nice one tho (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10761: Nice crossovers. (3 months ago)

chris @ #10761: could have done with accepting 'synonyms' or 'great' rather than just 'good'. decent grid though (3 months ago)

Picky @ #10490: Metre (3 months ago)

et cetera @ #4750: Nice red herring in the blue/royal categories. (3 months ago)

et cetera @ #10757: Ha ha, very good. (3 months ago)

et cetera @ #10741: Forrest Gump ! I got it but, really. And common romantic gifts. The other two were good though (3 months ago)

et cetera @ #10752: Would make it harder. (3 months ago)

5 @ #10763: Excellent red herrings and ultimate linkings. (3 months ago)

Chigley @ #10762: Very clever and fun. (3 months ago)

carolyn @ #10396: the actress is Carrie FISHER (3 months ago)

Me @ #10172: Northern Powerhouse - verrrrrrrrry obscure! (3 months ago)

Me @ #185: Slow worm????????????? (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10730: I put tors for the 4th group and was given incorrect 😥 (3 months ago)

Me @ #10714: Terrible (3 months ago)

Ragman @ #10755: America was more likely named after Richard Ameryk, a Bristol merchant and financier of early expeditions to America. Other than monarchs, places are very rarely named after a person's first name. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10738: Good grid 😀 (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10741: Good grid (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10742: I wrote German for the Oktoberfest and that wasn't acceptable as an answer. Otherwise good grid. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10758: Couldn't crack this one (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10759: Good fun (3 months ago)

Michael @ #10757: Thanks (3 months ago)

Michael @ #10759: Thanks (3 months ago)

Thanks @ #10759: (3 months ago)

Milo @ #10757: Loved it! (3 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10755: Super grid- although the group that contains Japan foxed me. (3 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10757: Good stuff. (3 months ago)

EK @ #1875: Apart from SI units, I think "inventor" or "scientist" should be acceptable too. The only flaw in an otherwise great grid. (3 months ago)

Some Guy @ #10754: The worst links on any game I have played on this site. Is this a joke? (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #10755: Just a couple of points but some nice info. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #10756: I enjoyed it nice mixture (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #10754: Mon ami. (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #10754: Congratulations! "Famous people who can speak French" is quite the most pathetic link I have ever seen! (3 months ago)

RidBackGal @ #10754: Very Fiendish! Only 4 points achieved! Bravo Sir (3 months ago)

Titch @ #10731: If you knew the subscriber then you would be surprised how well constructed and difficult this was! (3 months ago)

Emerald Eyes @ #10257: 4 typos! The correct spelling is "pronunciation", not pronounciation. (3 months ago)

Emerald Eyes @ #10257: 4 typos! The correct spelling is "pronunciation", not pronounciation. (3 months ago)

doop @ #7920: "they are all marvel characters" doesn't work, as many other are too. They are, however, all Avengers. (3 months ago)

Will Strange @ #10748: Well done, 10/10 (3 months ago)

Sam @ #10748: 10/10 (3 months ago)

Badger @ #10745: The 'band' one doesn't work. The NFL ones are team names, not mascots (3 months ago)

Badger @ #10741: Good but not accepting 'gifts' was a bit harsh (3 months ago)

Badger @ #10742: I think the missing 'U' does make a difference. If the word is spelt correctly then 'antelope' doesn't work. Ant does though (3 months ago)

BOBBO @ #10724: Nuts... So far from where I normally try to find connections. (3 months ago)

BOBBO @ #1708: Different, really good. should be salesmen though, and I wish it accepted the singular "anagram" (3 months ago)

BOBBO @ #1875: I feel like "script" could have maybe been accepted for the programming one. I was drawing the right connection, I'm just not an expert in the field and didn't say it nicely Henry being an SI unit though... I honestly thought you'd made a mistake, that's so obscure. Well done! (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #10742: Good one, though I think Canteloupe has a U. Not that that makes any difference to the answer though. (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #10742: I wrote "animals hidden in word", but not allowed (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #10738: Fairly easy but Very good. (3 months ago)

Chris @ #10728: prefer your easier ones (3 months ago)

Chris @ #10731: more difficult (3 months ago)

Chris @ #10738: Easy one today (3 months ago)

North Star @ #6672: IIIEEEAAAOUGH !!! (3 months ago)

North Star @ #3456: WILLY WARMER (3 months ago)

North Star @ #8618: WHINE (3 months ago)

North Star @ #6833: THE LAST ROW IS RELATIVELY ANNOYING (3 months ago)

North Star @ #566: F VS TRS (3 months ago)

North Star @ #8355: pot noodle (3 months ago)

North Star @ #3188: Elton Mess (3 months ago)

North Star @ #2621: I PUT COMPASS POINTS UP THEN THE SPELLING ONE WAS ENTRED NEXT LISTS ONE WAS LISTED BEFORE CURLING ONE DOWN (3 months ago)

North Star @ #1708: Snot Badminton (3 months ago)

North Star @ #3712: heavens, god, grief, luck (3 months ago)

North Star @ #186: red rollmops (3 months ago)

North Star @ #98: cookie cookie (3 months ago)

North Star @ #40: takes fiendish to the end of the spectrum round to inane and pointless connection clicking aside - even the category naming - beyond reasonable - I'd love to see you host a pub quiz - you'd sink (3 months ago)

The Class @ #10219: We voted 4/5 stars on difficulty due to there being no tutorial! (3 months ago)

North Star @ #37: look at Jenny! expensive glasses! (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #10731: Very good! (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #10730: Good grid. (3 months ago)

North Star @ #35: kids television + quiz shows = fat arse (-yoga) (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #10728: Good one! (3 months ago)

North Star @ #26: snooker balls - resistance stripes - your mum's pant stains voted 1 star (3 months ago)

Ragman @ #10721: Whats royalty about jackass? (3 months ago)

North Star @ #15: "brain op" (3 months ago)

North Star @ #14: 1 dwarv 2 dwarphs 3 dwaughs (3 months ago)

North Star @ #13: Francis, Wittington, Van Dyke, Muncher (3 months ago)

North Star @ #12: please please me (3 months ago)

North Star @ #11: romans didn't go for a number 2 they went for a number II (3 months ago)

North Star @ #3: nipple tassles (3 months ago)

? @ #51: What's the group with fry, town etc. If small is incorrect please? (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #10641: Nice one! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #10724: Fiendish indeed,creative grid. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #10616: Think the drop category is very contrived. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #10610: Would not accept Political parties. (3 months ago)

Captain P @ #10434: Quality. (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10720: Blast! Sorry about that. (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #10720: Dafoe is the actor's name (3 months ago)

Blues @ #10720: Interesting grid with nice herrings. Did for me. Thank you. (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10709: Really enjoyable, I was initially let down by my Disney knowledge (or lack thereof!) but managed to muddle through! (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10707: Good one. I got the groups but with the wrong connections. Enjoyable grid. (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10711: Good one. (3 months ago)

Henry @ #377: Typo in "Tumeric", should be "Turmeric". Good fun. (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10709: Excellent! (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10696: Nicer one! (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10695: Very good grid! (3 months ago)

MN @ #10709: Most enjoyable one I've played for ages, 5 points not complaining (3 months ago)

Milo @ #10711: Loved it! (3 months ago)

Milo @ #10709: Loved it! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #10714: Google Negative nancy? (3 months ago)

bibo @ #10714: what's negative about Nancy. Am i missing something obvious? Pronouns/cases? Do you mean pronouns/articles? ein in Reinhardt? Not cool (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10709: Nice! (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10711: Great grid. I didn't spot the connection between the connections until it was too late. (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10711: Nice additional connection between the four connections! Good work... most enjoyable ;) (3 months ago)

Blues @ #10711: Thanks. (3 months ago)

Blues @ #10704: Bit of an eye opener, well argued ! Thank you. (3 months ago)

Harvey @ #10714: Cool (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #7812: Seriously??? O.O (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #8494: Nice grid, I agree with Hubby though - laughable != easy, but I got the gist of what you were aiming at with the set. (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #9999: Holy **** this is easy. There's easy, and there's blended up into liquid and spoon-fed. Damn. You won't need your thinking cap for this one. (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #10294: Brilliant wall. Nice and easy, got a little more difficult on the last two groups, but well thought out! (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #10573: Types of Tradesmen? Really? Professions or Jobs would have been better. I wouldn't call this easy. (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10688: Nice one! (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10687: Good grid! (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #10711: Nice one on the red herrings in there :) (3 months ago)

Mac @ #10711: Easy as your ABC ;) (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10588: Good work fella... always good to see Adult Swim references in a grid ;) (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10623: So many initial possibilities, only just conquered in time - enjoyed as always... (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10621: Most enjoyable as ever, nice mix... (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10693: Anything referencing Viz and the Pistols is good enough in my book ;) Good gridding! (3 months ago)

Chigley @ #10683: Clever grid (3 months ago)

Chigley @ #10685: Fun grid. (3 months ago)

Chigley @ #10696: Enjoyable and clever (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10705: ...and yes Wiz, any grid containing popular culture (esp. Disney, pop & pokemon!) is far too niche for me ;) (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10705: Wiz... I agree there's always room for a range of grids on any number of subjects, niche or not (and would always encourage and further welcome this - never too late to learn something new!) - just in this case (like the previous grid #10692) there is a confusion to the answers deriving from the extremely similar nature of the groups - exemplified by two of the connections given as answers actually being listed as clues in other groups - making it particularly difficult to both find and then define connections. In addition, in my very limited (A Level Philosophy too many years ago to respectfully count!) knowledge, I was of the understanding that the orbits of planets derived from Newton's work formed part of the "Design qua regularity", not "Design qua purpose" in Paley's work... happy to be corrected on that! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #10705: It's good to have a range of grids...and some of the sports and entertainment grids are niche too? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #10702: Good,more tasteful than your name might suggest. (3 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10693: Some nice ideas (3 months ago)

BruPak @ #10705: Wtf? (3 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10705: Maybe just a tad obscure for general consumption? (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #10696: Nearly very good. (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10624: Blues... I remember, I was there then too! Managed to fit some snowboarding between 1st & 2nd Tests - Mountains had just opened IIRC... (3 months ago)

Blues @ #10624: NL... I did the last Lions trip out there, wrap up warm and take plenty to read. Cricket or rugby .... Love them both. Toast, I have to agree with you I've not spent much time on a plane. (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4907: Nice one (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4915: Terrific! (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4850: logy not ology (3 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10692: Well at first glance, Contingent and Anselm are both incorrectly spelled. Ontological wasn't accepted when the answer given was "Ontological" and Teleological wasn't accepted for the "Design" group, and as Matt also already referred to there is the existence of a double clue, with "a priori" repeated across two groups... As for the remaining (Premise) group, it was almost impossible to categorise or accurately describe, tried epistemological arguments to no avail... (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4872: I imagine you went with Jose Luis Brown in the end? (3 months ago)

Josie @ #10692: Ah,got it,typo? (3 months ago)

Josie @ #10692: What is misspelt? (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10695: Well it's a good thing I solved this after 9pm... (3 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10692: Bloody hell it was hard enough to get points with the mis-spellings and double clues but then to not give a point for typing ontological argument just seems mean. (3 months ago)

Chigley @ #10695: Fun grid (3 months ago)

Luke Price @ #10219: No Instructions (3 months ago)

jack @ #10219: Didnt waste my time at all!!! :) (3 months ago)

Liam Cullen @ #10219: No instructions (3 months ago)

Nicole Douglas @ #10219: No instructions on what to do. (3 months ago)

joe @ #10219: really enjoyed this (3 months ago)

Curatesegg @ #566: Excellent work! (3 months ago)

PaintedInPink @ #10689: Pretty easy, all the groups are relatively obvious if you think about them, but still a great try! (3 months ago)

PaintedInPink @ #10689: Pretty easy, all the groups are relatively obvious if you think about them, but still a great try! (3 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #9336: I like this one. Very tricky, a nice little red herring in there to throw the scent off a little bit too :) (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #10664: Where has this grid gone? (3 months ago)

toast @ #10678: Good grid. Particularly liked the pipe line. (3 months ago)

geoff @ #10679: didn't allow x men without the hyphen (3 months ago)

Philippe @ #8403: Good stuff (3 months ago)

Philippe @ #10685: 10/10 (3 months ago)

Nic @ #10685: Very nice puzzle (3 months ago)

George Shaw @ #10664: This is good. Easy to make the connections and hard to find the correct link. (3 months ago)

Shab @ #1942: Very devious (3 months ago)

Shab @ #2661: So fun! (3 months ago)

Milo @ #10682: I like the Lions line 🙂 (3 months ago)

Milo @ #10683: Liked it! :) (3 months ago)

Shan @ #10682: Really fun! (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10678: Straightforward, but good fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Scoobydont @ #10679: Very good - nearly got all but 'eye' didn't! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Scoobydont @ #10651: Top Draw (3 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10676: Slainte! :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10677: Not sure why it wouldn't accept Terrier as an answer! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #98: Great grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Novice @ #10678: Easy peasy (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10615: Very easy but good fun! (Will D - you obviously don't do the food shopping! Lol) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10619: Easy but enjoyable! (There are, of course, more than 2 genders, if we're being really pedantic and up to date) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10646: Pretty hard! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10677: Nice,though the answer for the herring category puzzled me a bit. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dinah @ #10676: Nice theme! (3 months, 1 week ago)

coolguffs345 @ #9408: amazeballz (3 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10676: That St Patrick... didn't do too bad for a young boyo from Wales... tidy like! - as is the grid ;) Cheers Milo (or rather Sláinte!) Off now for a half a Guinness (or two... or three & maybe a whiskey lol) Happy St Patrick's Day one and all (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10676: Great Saint Patricks day grid! Thanks.. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10666: I think the spread and overlap of dates and subjects made this harder for me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

dave @ #8773: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10651: Great grid. Got caught out on the rug line despite knowing what one was! (3 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #299: @ajs - it's been shown in the UK for over ten years across various channels (including BBC initially), and is currently serially repeated on E4... (not in the same league as Father Ted though! - IMHO) ;) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mintyfresh1 @ #2296: 16 seconds! (3 months, 1 week ago)

George @ #10658: very good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Agffs @ #10651: Bless me! Thanks for the elucidation: round here we tend to call carpet cleaners "carpet cleaners"! (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10651: Rug Doctor is a machine for cleaning rugs / carpets. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mintyfresh1 @ #184: 47 Seconds! A new PB. Glad I stumbled on this page. Now I don't need to do any work today. :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Agffs @ #10651: What is a rug doctor??! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #10653: Very nice indeed (3 months, 1 week ago)

ajs @ #299: not familiar with CBS sitcoms that don't show in the UK (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10609: Nice variety. (3 months, 1 week ago)

wrong @ #10646: It's Ms Dynamite. FYI (3 months, 1 week ago)

Clare @ #184: do-able (3 months, 1 week ago)

Clare @ #98: fun (3 months, 1 week ago)

Clare @ #10641: Very Rodeo (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ahab @ #10648: Shit player (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10640: Lovely grid! Beat me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ahab @ #10641: fun! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10623: Enjoyed this one. Thanks Wisty. (3 months, 1 week ago)

peter @ #10638: okay but didn't agree with snooker connection answer given. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10626: Good idea (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10632: Interesting though the Manchester connection left me stranded. (3 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10624: Now this has given me a dilemma! I'm torn between siding with Will D and Cricket or with Blues and Rugby... I think I may have always been indecisive, although now I'm not convinced... I enjoy watching (and occasionally playing) both equally, so perhaps it comes down to whichever is in season? So I guess rugby at the moment - but then I'm off to watch the Lions this summer - this is harder than any grid! Or perhaps this ambivalence just shows me as being firmly on the fence on this one... (or just a complete reticence to commitment in general, my therapist would probably infer!) ;) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #7787: As a footie fan particularly of Sir BR, it was very enjoyable, top grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10624: I was completely innocent of one of the subjects. Never taken much of an interest in aeroplanes. Keep it up! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #10638: Nice Grid - not too challenging! (3 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10642: Guessing King Eric needs no explanation? ;) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #10642: Absolutely superb, well played! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #10580: Wouldn't accept ...... Street (3 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10634: Liked the Gimme line 🙂 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #10369: Really good..................until we got to Captain Planet (3 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10607: Nicely done! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RHM @ #10639: Loved the quiz, lots of Red Herrings :) Spin off as two separate words could be added for that group (3 months, 1 week ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #10632: Good! Loved the hidden 10cc theme (3 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10626: I thought this grid was a bit specialised but still very obtainable with a modicum of knowledge. Really enjoyed this grid all the same, Top Banana (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10627: Another one full of people I don't know but again it didn't detract from the effort. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10626: I didn't connect with any, nicely researched. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10625: Good grid Milo, most enjoyable. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10624: Good crossovers Blues and I discovered some new odds (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10622: Two I knew, two I didn't. Nice one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10621: Thanks I enjoyed it.k (3 months, 1 week ago)

Eh @ #10362: Who's Baby Ruth? Babe Ruth, yes (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10625: I think you've missed the point of these things Will D. Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10624: GenghisK... When you say you tried a "Lady of easy virtue"... ... Ah Ha ! I see what you mean. The women in the grid may not be so easy with their virtues because they all like to see a cash exchange enacted prior to any favours being exchanged. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10624: Howzat Will? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Frank @ #98: Ray and so do not exist in Solfegio (3 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10609: Good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Joy @ #98: Tonic solfa not accepted, boo! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #8355: Nice one. You have to get the 'pan' ones first to discount wings. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #1942: Comedy duo's took soo much time to get right! Great wall. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10624: After a little delicate thought I tried "Lady of easy virtue" only to be denied the point! Fun grid though! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #10618: Great grid, like the 3 choice red herring for Morse (3 months, 1 week ago)

Johnnycomelatley @ #10622: Wasn't any red herrings so very easy x (3 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10624: Rugby is not the finest sport... cricket is! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10625: The animal connection was a bit vague, but otherwise good. I thought bearded would be in the lady group because of the circus freaks. Or maybe that was a red herring... (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10623: Bowie,which row do you refer to? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10616: Indeed Will D.... Nice grid YomHems. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10624: A little bit of thinking and guile but I solved it, without paying anyone! Good grid Blues. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10623: Decent puzzle Wisty although I was uncertain about one of the rows. Were they a mixture of words and phrases? I looked them up and I still am none the wiser. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10622: Who indeed. Who were those other people. Another tough one for me. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10611: We live and learn. Tough one. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10621: Decent early morning tester. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10613: Global messages. Somber but good work. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #10575: Occupations wasn't accepted! (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10534: I enjoyed this grid although it took me loads of attempts to separate the horses and French animals. Well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10622: Nice grid. I've never heard of Fact or Faked but thankfully I knew the Simpsons voice actors and the members of The Who so it all fell into place. Thankfully "actors" was accepted for that category. I will now look up and watch an episode to see what it's about. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10615: I don't understand any of the bacon connections. Otherwise good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

TomHems @ #2661: Very clever (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10617: Cracking Grid, good fun, but had me well and truly beaten. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10621: My guess is Wisty doesn't listen to THAT much garage music. Great grid with twists and turns but ultimately satisfyingly solveable. Classic Wisty! (3 months, 1 week ago)

pinger69 @ #10611: The "great" in the great depression refers to large not fun so it's not an oxymoron (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10619: Easy, but good. I fell for the same problem as Tbone. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tbone @ #10619: 4 out of 10 because I used symbols instead of typing words :( (3 months, 1 week ago)

TomHems @ #10617: Very difficult (3 months, 1 week ago)

TomHems @ #10619: 12 days of Christmas is too challenging for me (3 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10602: What do you mean, Ennjay? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10616: Drop the kids at school loloolololol (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lornie-Ann @ #10575: My answer to the first question was correct but it said incorrect! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10611: Tough grid. I really liked the Great Depression line. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ennjay @ #10602: I'm not sure prepositions are what you think they are for one of those groups?! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10603: Very clever! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Nigel @ #5633: Really liked this one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Nigel @ #10330: How's the pigs Dora? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Smarty @ #10329: We got 10/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #1643: Echo the other comments. (3 months, 1 week ago)

oli @ #10607: excellent (3 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10605: Very good! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #6967: Ephyra. Faun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10548: What. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10553: I agree with bonehead. Ragtime is a nice anagram for Maigret but not targim. And meg cracker?? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10603: You win this round! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10561: I typed in football clubs, anniversaries, red and boot and got nothing for any of it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10603: Fun! Great red herring with the Face/Off! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10599: I don't think people are called dwarves nowadays. (3 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10599: Chris, it was "hoo", the sound an owl makes :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10599: What's the animal noise in Hooliganism? I feel daft having to ask, so nice reply please guys. (3 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10598: Oh I'm having fun! I'm stuck at home with a broken ankle, so I'm taking it easy for a while. (3 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10599: Nope, the bands were not intentional, I have never heard of any of them LOL Ok, "dwarves" can refer to both magical creatures (you know, Snowwhite's buddies) AND to people with dwarfism. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10599: I thought about this. Dwarves are a mythical race,as opposed to those with dwarfism. Help me out here? Am I right? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andrew @ #10599: Dwarves aren't mythical. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10593: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10596: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10572: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10583: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10582: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10588: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10590: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10582: Well I liked it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10592: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #10598: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10590: Clever grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10595: Hard but clever. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10599: Saw "Pixies" and "Dwarves" next to each other initially and proceeded to spend most of the time looking for US Alt-Rock/Indie/Punk bands... knew "Vandalism" was also also a band (albeit German - or Australian - dependent upon whether you prefer punk or electro house!), but thankfully managed to swerve this distraction just in time to complete the grid... (not sure if this was an intentional red herring!) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10598: Blimey! You're like a kid at Christmas with their new toy... lol ;) Very prolific gridding, and enjoyable to boot! One comment though, having the same square twice (80) can potentially cause confusion - and when incorporated with red herrings can exponentially increase the possible selections for each group... Overall just glad you're enjoying your new found hobby, keep up the good work! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10593: Only recognised the one group (LC)... though having seen the answers, I'm quite contented my musical tastes have failed me in this instance! It seems ignorance can be bliss ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10593: I really like this,great fun...couldn't complete it though.... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10592: Another enjoyable grid (perhaps selfishly more so as I actually completed this one! - possibly shouldn't have started with your first "fiendish" attempt but worked my way up...) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EvieLore @ #10592: Thank you! I just disovered this site today and I'm having a ball creating grids! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10592: One of your best grids (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10593: lol I should've got the never gonna give you up group but I'm an idiot (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10595: Very fiendish, you got me I thought it was lord of the flies (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

T. McCoy @ #10563: Good come back (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10596: Jeez that was impossible... well done (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EvieLore @ #10596: Thank you, thank you! I do my best to best you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10577: Perhaps A bit straightforward (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10596: Crikey! that was a surfeit of endeavour for exiguous reward.... almost pointless! (my score that is, not the grid!) Excellent gridding, always enjoy a challenge and was certainly bested in this instance... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10596: Very smart stuff! :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10581: For the Dale group, tried synonyms of gorge or glen (couldn't think of further examples... and while I realise this doesn't quite fit with "trench", I struggled for a different way to encapsulate the group!). I also agree "Canyon" could be seen as a little tenuous as a homophone of "Kenyan" but again that could be just down to my multifarious accent ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10581: "Piece of Mind" is also more importantly (IMHO) an album by Iron Maiden! ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10580: Most entertaining... done with only seconds to spare! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10579: Nice grid - just one issue with one of the connections... it's not "words proceeded by" it would be either "words preceding / words prefixing" or words followed by / suffixed by", the usage of which would be dependent upon whether the answer is one compound word or two separate words... Enjoyable nonetheless! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10586: Well, it was International Women's Day a couple of days ago. A bit slow off the mark but I thought it was worth marking with a puzzgrid! :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10586: Not to be sexist, but any reason why all of the are female? Really enjoyed it though, I can't believe I didn't get Jo Brand! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10585: I've never heard of a pea coat... otherwise well done! Don't worry about the runway, I do that stuff all the time! 😂 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10582: So sorry! I should have double checked as it seems to have autocorrected. I should have read valeric. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Juliette @ #10581: "Piece of mind" exists as an idiom, as in give someone a piece of your mind. It sounds identical, but is an entirely different idiom. And yes, maybe I should have included partners in the acceptable answers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10582: I think that must surely be a mistake.shame,rest of grid was nice! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Juliette @ #10585: I apologize, I typed "runway" twice. If anyone knows how to delete this, please let me know. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10579: Jolly gridding! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10582: I don't understand the names group- where is "Eric"? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10584: Good grid, well constructed and fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10580: Good gridding; had me perplexed but pleased. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10581: Fun, but problematic. Should be "Peace of Mind" rather than "Piece of Mind" perhaps? would not accept partners for the TV group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hal @ #10581: Yeah, the accent can be tricky. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10581: I did think about that..but sounded wrong "a" not "e" in my way of speaking. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hal @ #10581: Wiz, "canyon" is a homophone for "Kenyan". (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10581: Canyon? Am I being dense again? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #10572: enjoyed the grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #10576: thank you again (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #10577: enjoyed the grid , cheers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #10578: I thought it said ties ? my mistake , good though (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #10579: nice one * (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #10580: enjoyed your grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10578: Nice work! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr Spellchecker @ #10579: Tounge should be Tongue, but this didn't stop me cracking the grid :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bun @ #10575: Bun not accepted? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10572: Wow very clever (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10576: Fun grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10573: It didn't accept bun... Tradesmen is not a great answer. Not a bad grid, though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10571: Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10577: Lolololololol (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10577: pretty good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

maggie @ #10576: Very well done (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10569: Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

maggie @ #10579: What's wrong with tounge bonehead? Very well done nice and easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10579: please correct "tounge" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10579: A nice easy puzzle for beginners. Good luck! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mrsdespard @ #10565: Nice grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10569: Aww, thanks Wiz. :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mx @ #10575: Brilliant! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10568: Enjoyable Grid thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10568: Nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10561: I echo Chris,Wes NL and Wiz. It was a good grid and I'm sure you will take on board the constructive comments made. As for Aims- their aim is clearly off target and off the rudeness scale. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10568: Super gridding. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #10561: Easy grid, but i wanted one i could do without much thinking so it was ideal. As was already mentioned though, please be careful linking words as BOOT, ANNIVERSARY and RED were all rejected so I didn't get as high a score as I should. But learn from it and keep those grids coming. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10568: Great grid. Nice dummies (new age, New York). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10569: You are way too good at this, Milo! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10565: Good crossovers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10565: Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10542: Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10557: Fun grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10443: Very nice ,tho the polar group was a tad below par maybe? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10555: Defeated Wenceslas as well - lots of red herrings as we kept trying to add letters to make new words. Lovely grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10561: enjoyable grid :) quite easy but nowt wrong with that (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Graham @ #10443: Tits McCoy! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10547: Enjoyed the grid but very simple and basic. But still sometime an easy grid is required! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10561: I'm with Wiz, entertaining grid - although perhaps the setter needs a little more flexibility in linking terms (not insisting on plurals - boot(s), and using more key words - football clubs etc. to ensure more answers are marked correct). Still enjoyable, and coincidentally the second grid in a row I attempted with Wedding Anniversaries, even incorporating two of the same clues as examples... second time in a matter of days something similar has occurred... I may start to become (ever more) paranoid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10561: I would disagree! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aims @ #10561: The inventor of this grid is a dick! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10554: This might be my most favourite puzzle ever! Well done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10544: Hmmm seems a bit tenuous to me. I don't want a doctor doing many things -drinking, smoking, juggling or farting. To link it to guessing is a bit of a stretch.... still, better than any grid I can come up with. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #10555: Very Fiendish! Very impressed with the links... how did I not guess any ?! One spot of improvement could be put in some people or some brands, otherwise great job! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10544: I see! Or I think I do...thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Harry p @ #10544: Don't doctor, Guess Because you don't want a doctor to guess if he's operating on you or diagnosing you ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10554: Nice easy grid, ideal for first timers perhaps... however it's "Spaniel" and "Anniversaries"... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10552: Agree with previous comments, and also it's Cavalier, not Cavilier... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10534: Vey nice- made a bit easier because I too had just done the wall with "the shining" theme :-p (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BOBAJOB @ #10533: Good grid, the solution is not unique however, you could swap SUN and MOON from their categories. "SUN- Light" "MOON -Cream" (its a type of marble) a little pedantic, I know. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10555: Thanks for your point Mr. T; usually is used in plural, i.e. "levels" however I did check it out before submission and found many references to "sugar level", including the NHS and Wikipedia. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10298: @ Diablo: I was actually intending more of an academic than religious format, as a former Lecturer... my intentions were to disseminate the correct information, correct any errors attributed to the grid and perhaps provide some additional (and hopefully mildly interesting) knowledge to a (conceivably uniformed) small number of those in our online community... although I will henceforth try to address the issues of tone in my comments... I'd probably had a bad day at the office and just needed to vent - or was perhaps inebriated (those two aren't mutually exclusive!) ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10555: Extremely Fiendish. Is "sugar level" really a thing? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #10554: spice isn't accepted. :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Diablo @ #10298: Todays sermon will be read by ..................... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Diablo @ #10297: Is Bolton School hellish? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10553: targim? meg cracker? shell cracker? butter on cake? what planet are you from? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #2850: Liked the ... over the .... one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10166: Pretty straight forward (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10547: A fine effort. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10546: I enjoyed it but you may need to have a look at the accepted answers. Thank you (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10534: Enjoyable bright grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

King h @ #10551: Some vagueness (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poohbear @ #10552: agree with Tbone (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poohbear @ #10551: Last words of books was a bit broad. rhymes didn't work in some instances, and again, quite a broad topic. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10552: Got the groups very easily but the links were not easy. Apparently the clumber group needs an "s" on the end even though the linking word really doesn't. And who is Shinana? Do you mean Shania? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10537: I have come back to this one after drunken lunchtime, I like it a lot, (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #10537: Liked it a lot. Was thinking dates instead of olives, though - once revealed, it made a lot more sense. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10548: Sorry to be blunt but that was b*llocks. Things before or after? Three variations of spelling of one answer? And, already mentioned, doorter! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10551: The gorge group escaped me, but enjoyed the rest. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brett @ #2069: Inconsistent nonsense (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #10548: Doorter??? It was fun, but I can see a lot of complaints coming up :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #10544: DON'T DOCTOR WAN NEW TO ME (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10546: Nice one! Thankyou! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10544: Yep, that was a query of mine too! Harry P enlighten us? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10544: Good grid! Bit puzzled by the 'don't doctor' - what does that mean? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #8000: Croeso... Your welcome! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

..wiz @ #10544: I did enjoy, tho the line with divination puzzled me a bit. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mark Lucas @ #8000: Damn you! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Harry P @ #10544: Hope you enjoyed, it's my first one so sorry if there's anything wrong with it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10534: ...oh, and in addition just attempted two grids, chosen randomly, and both contained "Red Rum" - with neither referring to the horse! Coincidence, or something more sinister afoot? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10537: I enjoyed this, despite it containing "Blue Moon" - to which I have an (irrational?) aversion, for "footballing - and more specifically unending nonsensical btl comments sermonising upon football by a certain Blue Moon on a certain daily newspaper" reasons... still, that's another story.... keep up the good work! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10534: Student grants are still available in a diminished capacity, as a portion of a maintenance loan, the amount dependent upon household income... along with numerous other grants and scholarships that often go unclaimed... spread the word, let people know what they're entitled to! ...also, (lazily!) put only "Backwards" for one category (marked incorrect, possibly justifiably) - think I need to be more fulsome in my answering in future ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10536: Was so fixated on h2g2 with "Don't Panic" I ran out of time... although that is becoming more of a regular occurrence, being easily distrac - ooh, a piece of candy! - sorry, where was I? Ah yes, must reread the "trilogy" again... Good grid, by the way... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

...??? @ #10536: ..???the comment. Grid is good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister ztom @ #10536: Come and play puzzgird with us Danny. For ever and ever and ever (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister ztom @ #10537: Nice variety of concept in each of the groups; but could have used more variety in terms of the type of connection- and also some red herrings. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister ztom @ #10530: Liked it apart from Russell's, which was rather forced. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10539: aren't those creatures all rodents? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10540: watermint? fores? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10542: Forgot a couple of key words:( Please feel free to award yourselves the appropriate points. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10535: Great grid. Lots of possible combinations and some great misdirection. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10534: I enjoyed it, nicely constructed and a bit of E.G. has to be good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10530: Liked it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10540: Decent grid, thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10537: I like olives and I like this grid. Thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10540: Very clever (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10535: Good grid. Deep and Crisp and Even! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10540: Clever! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10528: I believe you, maths not my strong point, but I got one whole row all by myself:) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10537: Brilliant! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10534: Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10537: A lovely grid,great fun! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10487: Nice one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10523: Nice one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mark Lucas @ #10526: Good puzzle - too many red herrings. (maybe not) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10530: Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10532: You are on fire today Milo! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10528: There are crossovers but only one possible solution as far as I can see? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mario @ #10531: Thank you enjoyed the grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #10528: too random. too many can be in multiple categories (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #10527: Easy but good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10526: @E.L.Wisty Yeah sorry I grouped them together and realised I couldn't think of a different word to describe them all. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10522: Enjoyable grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10529: Fun grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10522: Too/To/Two tricky for me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10524: Super Gridding! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10526: Well constructed grid, good fun. Only small negative- how can articles be synonyms of themselves? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10523: I don't know if you can, but can't see your mistake so far. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10523: I made a mistake on this one! How do I delete? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10512: Nice grid!and well-spotted Dickie! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10515: Gardener?but nice one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10516: Woops, meant to put it as 'Easy'. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10175: Great grid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10512: Cheeky secret category of Simpsons family members! ABEcedarian, BARTender, HOMERoom and MONAstery. Not sure if intentional. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10219: Think the symbols preceding the clues and the question marks after one in each group negate both the knowledge and acumen to solve the grid and find the connections... good ideas but perhaps less "signposting" required in future? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10219: hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sophie Coyne. @ #10219: the grid was okay to complete but found it a bit difficult to explain what the link was. It would make it easier if there were like boxes you could click on to show your answer like there is on the puzzle grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10513: For the "Wind" group, these could also be followed by "up"... don't know if that's too tenuous to award myself full marks ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10513: Tough, but very good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anna @ #10068: well, I got it right because I sorted all 4 categories, but the reasons were in a different format % scored me 'incorrect' (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10497: It's not sand kassel if you are from the south of England! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10510: Great grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4074: I typed synonyms of to shake and got nothing. Exactly what you put except you put in synomyms... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #10500: This one was so fucking British... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #10505: Nice red herring. I thought neighborhood was going to be in the "watch" category! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10505: A smart phone I think. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #4136: What's not to like? Brilliant. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4136: I loved (but missed) the fi group! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10498: Nice to see a bit of controversy... I am on the side of..... Good Grid. Tricksy, but good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10481: very good... can I have another 20 minutes or so ? A tough test, but good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10488: I'm with Simon. Sorry, no fun at all. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mi @ #10167: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10505: ...& what the hell is an apple-watch ? Sorry, not on my fave all time grids of all time. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10509: Yes I liked it.... now which numbers go where ? Just 5/10, but a good grid Ty (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8815: good, variation, doable without being too easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10505: The group without a capital letter was a give-away. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10507: Oh dear. That's a bad mistake. Very sorry. :( (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon @ #10488: Rubbish (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

fantom @ #10507: Good grid, but where's the "u" in Gem minces for ee cummings? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10500: A couple pf cognitive leaps required here...and methinks soup could've been bettered. But imaginative in parts. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10500: Ridiculous (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10500: got to be joking (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10506: yes, agreed re frozen, also hidden prepositions (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10508: first part very hard, but once the wall had been resolved I got the connections. Needed a couple more minutes. Good grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10508: Thanks Wiz! :) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10502: Rather nice . (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10508: And another ! Great fun... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10507: Cool grid..As ever! Thankyou Milo. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10506: Good but think frozen was a bit weak. Icecream!? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #6094: I agree with the comments left so far. Let a decent grid down. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

pinger69 @ #10500: spelling carat with a K abit of a stretch, not a valid solution (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10498: Too many of the north and south clues were interchangeable. West, America, Pole... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Martine Sexy Bum @ #10497: Loved it but failed miserably. 3/10. The creator is a genius. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10502: I said move quickly and that wasn't accepted. I chose a UK version and it still thinks fall is a season where it should be autumn. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10498: Just passing through - no time to do the grid - but if there is more than one answer a grid doesn't work and LVGboxhead is right. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10477: It may be a regional thing, but in my experience 'flaw' and 'floor' are usually pronounced exactly the same. That said, Peter Kay would probably pronounce it 'floo-ur'. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10498: I thought the 'rule' is that there should be one (and only one) possible solution to a grid? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10493: Agree with Badger: much prefer it to be either 'comes before...' or 'comes after...', not a mixture of both. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10493: Don't like 'before' or 'afters'. Just choose one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10498: LVG- surely that's the point of tricky gridding. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10497: Not rubbish, just pretty difficult. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10498: Great grid; loved it. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10499: Good grid, but would not accept diving as an answer. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10498: Nice idea and a fun grid, but not a unique solution: many of the 'north' and 'south' groups are interchangeable. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10498: Plenty of places to go wrong here...... actually quite pleased when I spotted Kanye West :-( (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Teddy fed @ #10452: One group at least lacks red herrings? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10497: Bit harsh, very good in parts I thought. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Budd @ #10497: Rubbish. Too obscure. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10452: You put two of the same answer sets as your other quiz. Defeats the point a little (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10496: Cheeky! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10495: Good connections. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10494: @E.L. - thought the same initially, just adding a "t" to each word (if that was the letter you were thinking of!) but wasn't sure about Devo(t), seemingly only an archaic spelling of devout... still, like yourself got it wrong...7/10 coz I can't spell ;) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10494: Good gridding. I got one wrong; adding just one of the letters rather than three, also spells words. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10490: Good categories! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2115: Cheers Wiz, appreciated... hadn't thought of those, need to re-engage the synapses! Regarding Black Monday, seems I suffered a comparative blind spot - my thought processes were seemingly solely occupied with Black Wednesday instead, when we left the ERM... couldn't seem to see past this Tory tragedy and therefore unable to recall Black Monday from a few years earlier - although I was studying Economics at the time, so perhaps I had a greater interest (pun intended!) Hope all's good with you too... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #2115: There's Black Monday!financial crash,,,,and green room,various things,and yellow fever, another disease...any help? Maybe you've thought of these too...good wishes,pal. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10432: Good skills, most enjoyable! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10473: Now I'm confused as to which console my older brother had as a young lad... always swore it was an Atari 2600, but I distinctly remember pong was white on a green background, not black... seems it can't have been, or else my memory is diminished more than first imagined... or I'm just confusing myself furthermore by overthinking ;) Never mind, good grid nonetheless... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10237: I'm with you Wiz... never forgiven her for stealing my milk... Thatcher, Thatcher, Milk Snatcher! Thinking back, perhaps that's where my inherent dependency upon the bottle was initially instigated? Something else not to forgive her for... plus all the *Actual* bad stuff – social housing crisis, 15% interest rates, privatisation, poll tax… although I guess this isn’t the place for political rants – perhaps I should have a lie down instead ;) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2115: Think I may have overindulged this evening (there I go again Wiz!) but I can't quite fathom the "Monday" group... perhaps Y I Mann could furnish us with the colours (s)he were originally thinking of it would be "propa belta an' all!" I understand the expression "Red Herring" obviously, prevalent across these pages as they are, but I can only imagine "Scarlet?" for Fever, which isn't really an expression but an illness, and as for "Monday" and "Room" I can only summon up Blue and White respectively, for the New Order single and the KLF album... Help anyone? *Apologies for the poor attempt at canny Geordie speakin' like, on the assumption that Y I Mann is indeed from the North East...* (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10487: Great grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #2115: Little falls? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10475: Quite enjoyed this! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #2115: What's LF school? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10237: Oh dear, I must disagree.. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10237: Mrs Thatcher was the best PM this country has ever had! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10235: Bit harsh compared to some of the rubbish we have had lately (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10494: Nice grid, my era too (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10445: Marvilush heffort Milo. Make min a large one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AnnaRobbie @ #10492: so many. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10493: Very interesting grid. Liked the use of Stele (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #10492: I liked this - so many conflicting connections. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AnnaRobbie @ #10476: Haha - it was the first connection i thought of actually. Maybe I overthought it and it became a bit tenuous. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mr Snide @ #2006: Words ending in 'o'... seriously?! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10488: Cheeky! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

jon @ #6970: It is possible for two correct grids as red and black are interchangeable (eye and colour) making this not a proper board (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10481: Chardonnay is a grape variety and wines produced from it. It is not a sparkling wine like the other three are.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rich @ #10473: Pingu (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: Michalis below was not the real michalis! I do not have a speach impediment (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a peach impediment. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a peach impediment. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: Michalis below was not the real michalis! I do not have a speach impediment (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10481: Nice (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10477: They are in the standard english list of homonyms . (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a speech impediment. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brighton &Hove @ #10477: I agree. I don't know anyone who would pronounce Floor the same as Flaw. Its ludicrous. There's a big difference between me being floored and me being flawed. Maybe stick to more common sounding words next time :) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Barnz @ #10477: I'm British and I say floors and flaws the same way - I suspect you're being a bit too picky, as any change in the way I and many other people say it is imperceptible, and I think they are similarly pronounced enough for your point to be moot. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10477: I have been completely flawed by Wiz and bonehead's comments and do not think this puzzle is floored at all! Keep up the good work! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10477: I pronounce them the same! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10438: very difficult as some of the names overlap into other areas (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Berd @ #10477: Sorry, I did enjoy it but I have to agree with bonehead, I don't know anyone who pronounces floors and flaws the same way, not sure where you're from but perhaps it may be an accent thing. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Comhaltas @ #10438: Thanks for the comments you three, sorry it was my first submission and I thought I had put in place the connections but perhaps I didn't get it all through. Thanks again :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10475: nice try, but the grid connection was a bit clumsy (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10477: you may pronounce floors and flaws the same, plenty of people don't (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

peterunder @ #35: Good! Ram, Panther, Lion and Eagle are all.... but I might use that on one of mine! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10472: Very Nice red herrings: maybe too immediately clear what all the groups were though. 4/5 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10476: Nice one. I'm guessing "Writers" was the fourth connection you thought of? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: Definitely the President then. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10466: Not very internationally friendly and not the most politically correct descriptions (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10473: I like dem bulls (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Laura @ #10473: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

pale fisher @ #10452: People in history????? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: That would certainly explain it!:(( (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #9780: good grid enjoyed it thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

?? @ #10466: I think this might be Donald Trump trying his hand at puzzgrid? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10432: I like it (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10445: That I have Wiz, that I have... brought it upon myself, that's for sure, hoisted by my own petard... the "ol' self deprecation trick" to appease those I may have offended with my first tentative forays into the murky world of puzzgrid comments lol ;) Hopefully I'm on the whole better received (and perceived) now... and I am also partial to a dram of Dalwhinnie Milo, although if the opportunity arises it has to be Laphroaig first and foremost if we're drinking scotch... (only mentioned the Bushmills as the grid specified Irish Whisk(e)y!) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10447: Very enjoyable grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

le @ #1634: All nouns made it seem rather random (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10445: Dalwhinnie for me! :) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: Imao a strange grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #2198: Fuck right off. i put computer manufacturers and it didn't accept it. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #2264: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #2288: i said star wars. poor grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

mystic @ #9880: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lol XD @ #10454: Hey Kristen (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

q @ #10448: read instructions first (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

lj @ #10446: Motion itself isn't a type of energy, it's an observable characteristic of something having non-zero kinetic energy... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lol XD @ #10453: I'm so hello (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Casey Groom @ #10390: This is fun and it really makes you think. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wolf @ #10396: Nice grid, thank you (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

greg06 @ #10446: Too hard I even don't get it. it's stupid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10447: Favourite grid in a long while! Love literary themes, and really good answer detail. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10445: NL YCN N CT, you've given us a clue from time to time! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10447: That is a very satisfying grid,Thankyou! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10445: Sláinte!... although to be fair I'm usually more of Scotch than Irish imbiber - Islay malts in particular, however also partial to Bushmills 21 year old when offered ;) @Wiz - seems I'm acquiring a somewhat of a reputation for enjoying the odd tipple... I wonder how that could have happened - unless you all just know me so well! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10446: Nice, but could be more challenging (boxes that could be in more than 1 set). (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ghostmoon @ #10446: Kinetic is spelt incorrectly, and the "add E" group is a little tenuous. But a good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10445: Great grid...blues, toast and NL YCN N CT will like! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10430: Nice grid, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10445: Cheers! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonnyH @ #10439: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10433: Not really sure about some of the groups. Cant see many people getting this grid at all. hmmm (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10441: 1 second to spare! Nice one Milo. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10438: Enjoyed that (even if I was right up against the clock). Excellent and detailed answers... ...except I think you may have accidentally omitted stating the actual connections?! Were mostly self-explanatory, but would have been good to have my guesses confirmed. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10435: Point taken regarding "side". I did check it out and whilst a little redundant, there are many examples of the use of starboard side, not least a drawing by Turner of HMS Victory entitled Starboard Side of Victory. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10430: Good, enjoyable grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10437: Clever (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #10435: Starboard 'side'? Is that actually a thing?? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10439: Good one! Some different categories which always makes it good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10438: Good grid but some of the answers only give the names and not the way in which they are connected. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10433: Oh; a bit too tricky for me. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10432: Very Clever, had me guessing; good fun. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ber @ #10438: Enjoyed it (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cleopat @ #10349: Didn't show the answers disappointing. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

BB @ #1184: Annoying that 'Show' was not accepted for answer (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10432: Nice one, enjoyed that (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Maurice @ #10193: Djibouti city is capital , as like Mexico and Mexico city (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10429: I have only heard of two of these people! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10436: It was really hard to work out what keywords to use for some groups. I tried to allow for various options, but as usual, award yourself points if you got it right even if it didn't accept your answer. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10424: Ooh, thanks! Well spotted! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10433: I get some of this, but rest escapes me,, (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #9789: kept guessing x (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Placement police @ #1887: Someone's weeds are another's wild flowers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mika @ #10431: The Reservoir Dogs one feels way too specific of a connection. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10425: Disappointed it didn't accept "Terriers" as an answer for the Boston group... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #9407: Good fun not to taxing couple of good red hearings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10103: No idea what ptms is other than it was ok (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10076: Nice one was kicking myself for not getting rays (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10200: Fun grid not too dificult as I got them all right but still a nice couple of red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10200: Fun grid not too dificult as I got them all right but still a nice couple of red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hmmm,m @ #10213: Yes you are. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10405: Great grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

You @ #10213: No I am not (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10213: Toast - you must be as old as me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10429: Way out of my league.. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mwt @ #10424: Could be Della.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10425: counties of England very feeble, otherwise ok (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ali @ #10353: Load of rubbish (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10413: Hard! But good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10413: You've made my head cave in. Enough for today. Good one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10400: Ouch indeed, tough but good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Beth @ #12: Needs to be easier (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10403: Wisty another mind cruncher, couldn't put them all together. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10398: It had me grasping at straws. Spot on Brer, we all know little bits. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10397: Good effort Blues, Like the wine explanation. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10407: Great grid again, down to the wire but got there (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10396: Nice easy grid. Thank you. (Apostles ?) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10395: Usual fine standard. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10408: Nice grid, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #5552: liked it (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10424: Oh no! I've made a mistake with Ladle. Very sorry everyone. :( (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dennis Volley @ #10421: thank you great fun. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #10421: good fun thank you (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #40: I think my connection of "pseudonyms" should have been accepted for the stewart granger etc group. It's difficult enough already (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4548: the flags got me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dennis Volley @ #10416: Brilliant missed the last two lines (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #10421: Sorry - one of the Henrys should have been "Jack" (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

aiht @ #7206: Nice one! Great red herring group with the letters (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1981: I mean it had it's moments, but would you say you were proud of this? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10412: Good for some? Not for me tho... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10413: Too rich for my blood Milo, but great connections! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10416: Another winner Wisty! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10416: You make very nice grids,E.L.! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #10416: excellent, as always (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10414: Good grid, I solved it, but got stuck on one group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10414: Byte! Unit of memory size... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10393: Enjoyed this one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: we need a wine grid toast. Thank you for the feedback. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10412: Wtf? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mrs Wibbsey @ #10414: By? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mrs Wibbsey @ #10414: By? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10408: Nice grid - as always. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #2336: Could add 'age' after instead of 'missing' before (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10397: Funnily enough I was drinking wine by our church windows only this morning but I reckon they'd watered It down. Not like in the old days when I had to drain the chalice and sang louder on the way home than during the service. A very entertaining and informative grid. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gonad @ #10370: Fantastic grid. Hats off. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10407: Knockers,I can't take credit for that, the game takes a role, but I didn't realise the extent of the N.I. content until you pointed it out. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Knockers @ #10407: Was Northern Irish footballers a phantom category? Kudos if so. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10408: Oops forgot to say nice effort E.L. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10408: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10407: Coincidentally it's a good grid. Nice one Wisty. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Batwoman @ #3668: Totally unreasonable to get marked wrong due to hyphen or plural (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Batwoman @ #3671: The words in connections were harsh (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ConfusedOne @ #10405: Excellent! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10407: I had not seen the grid by Hooooooof before I submitted this; the duplication of one group is purely coincidence. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10405: Good stuff! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Norm @ #10385: Too narrow in content (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10405: Very pleasing, thank you. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10403: half right for this tricky number you sly fox ;-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

aiht @ #9886: The "Robin" group also has another connection: the last three letters of each word forms another word backwards. I may have been overthinking it ^_^ (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10396: I also had similar thoughts regarding the acceptance of "Apostles", but appreciate that may be too broad as the term generally covers all twelve Disciples... could be argued either way I guess - also thought "Four Evangelists" may be suitable, but alas not accepted either... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AM @ #10360: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AM @ #10395: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10403: To tough for me but thanks. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AM @ #10396: The apostles was not recognised as the correct connection (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: Kat you are probably correct but only because you enjoy Piña Colada and dancing in the rain.... Or something like that. Anyway the solution is irrefutable or maybe saxophoable... ish (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Staff @ #10194: Nice one (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10399: How have Australia won Eurovision ?? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1792: foot in length........... not the best (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2045: huh? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10396: David Prowse portrayed Darth Vader in the original trilogy, and while James Earl Jones did provide the voice, he was only credited in that capacity for Return of the Jedi... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

peter @ #10396: good for beginners (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Brer @ #10398: I found this one quite easy, which goes to show how we all have different strengths I guess. I suppose it says a lot about me that I'm most comfortable with Weird Al, Ben and Jerry's and slang (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #10396: Apostles acceptable? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10400: Very clever and difficult. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kat @ #10396: Nice grid, just misspelling of 'Fisher' could be misleading. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kat @ #10397: Thanks, I enjoyed this quiz, but types of saxophone should be an acceptable answer for 'soprano', 'alto', 'tenor' and 'baritone' as well as vocal ranges :) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10400: Ouch ! Pretty fiendish. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10399: Impossible for me, try a million things had a million errors. Thank you anyway. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10398: I managed one row. The rest left me totally nonplussed. Tough. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10397: Ish Goodsh. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10395: Good one. ( I would have swapped out sorting and used "Home"....) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

aiht @ #10172: Nice grid, but I'm a little disappointed that "herring" wasn't a red herring for the "red" group ^_^ (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

aiht @ #51: I also disagree. Sure, you can precede many things with "small", but these are specifically common phrases that start with small. "Small Judge" or "small merchant" is a valid concept, but it's not an existing phrase. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10397: Good,Blues ...glad to hear that! NL YCN N CT...you too,and I see that you have no problem too in typing straight:)))) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

smnindelica @ #10397: good one - though I think it might be a bit over generous as I just guessed 'glass' for the wine one based on not much and got a point which I definitely didn't deserve ;) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Eh @ #10178: What's the point (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: I thank you. I have quaffed in the fashion of a very thirsty man. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10395: Good grid, most enjoyable... Keep the coming! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10297: Getting wrong for chocolate instead of chocolates is a real put off. Chox would have been correct too ! Please don't be pedantic ! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10397: Most enjoyable as ever Blues... Iechyd da, Proost, Salut, Sláinte, Noroc, Skål, Yammas... etc. ;) ...Wiz - already imbibed more than enough of my "Friday night tipple" methinks! (Obviously for me it's just a "Friday" thing, it's not like I've got a problem or anything... lol) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10376: Children..... Children for goodness sake ! Never ever watched friends.... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10389: good grid If I cant do a puzzle, to me, its not good at all I enjoyed it, so thanks (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10397: Very good grid... I only got 2 connections (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10397: Nice Friday grid! Enjoy your Friday night tipple.thankyou.. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

K67 @ #10397: My knowledge has been expanded considerably! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10395: Enjoyable Wisty (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10394: Good one E.L. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10393: I live and learn. Interesting and excellent descriptions. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10386: Clever grid (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10391: Best I've done for a while! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mike @ #10393: Good stuff! As a Scotsman exiled in Finland, I always get a wee thrill when a Finnish question pops up. Nice ping at, so called, President Donathan Trumpet too. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #5673: Preceded? Maybe not! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10393: Good but could have accepted 'Canadian', 'Finnish' etc (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10390: Wouldn't accept TBBT, but that's certainly more of an indictment on my laziness than the setter's rigour ;) Aslo, glad "Charlie" was accepted in lieu of "Willy Wonka" as I prefer my childhood memories to remain in the literary rather than cinematic sense... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10391: 'Blastodisc' sounds like something out of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sigh @ #10392: Rechristen Dotty Man. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10393: Nice one! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10392: Lots of points without any points = pointless (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10391: Very challenging, but well constructed. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10392: No comment! (4 months ago)

Zoe @ #10212: Brilliant grid. Difficult, and clever. (4 months ago)

Zoe @ #10391: So many snooker players....... Got the egg group, but that was it. (4 months ago)

Zoe @ #10386: Decent grid. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10390: No red herrings that I could see? (4 months ago)

J @ #10390: Pretty easy to find the groups but nice grid all the same. Thought the suicide squad group should have accepted Batman as a connection. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10383: Somewhat schizophrenic difficulty, and a scythe isn't really ax- like (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10389: Eh, I never worry too much about that in other people's grids :-) This was all right but felt very straightforward, probably because the Bush and Crab groups have been done a good many times before. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10389: Author here: I realized after posting the error in leaving out a certain response for the archer group. :\ Hope you can enjoy otherwise. (4 months ago)

Nick @ #10376: Good twists liked this one even though didn't get right (4 months ago)

Jemima @ #10387: *marshmAllow.. Good grid, otherwise. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10386: Personally struggled, but really enjoyed, and was able to see the connections at the end. Big D'oh feelings, felt good. (4 months ago)

Chris @ #10382: Really good quality. I knew the footballers and then remembered reading about Rita Ora's childhood and got it from that. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10384: Categories were a bit more similiar than I was expecting, made it much tougher than I expected. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10371: Good grid (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10367: Enjoyable grid! (4 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10381: Good fun, but once the bat connection was spotted the rest all came together quickly. (4 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10382: The last one was a guess (I went - wrongly - for Croats), but the rest took very little time. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #8300: Really enjoyed, liked the decoys, good variety of categories. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10381: Really enjoyed this, not too many decoys, but enough to not be overly simple. (4 months ago)

Milo @ #8300: Good one (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10376: Good stuff! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #7239: pretty good, 4 distinct threads with good red herrings (4 months ago)

KJ67 @ #10369: Decent (4 months ago)

Jim @ #10377: Iffy about so many categories being of the same general format. Good attempt, though (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10379: Hadn't heard of many of the answers in the Mike group. Enjoyed, though. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10376: Just enough decoys to make you play smart, or possibly get tripped up, well enjoyed. (4 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10368: Seriously? (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10374: Category acceptance seemed a bit wonky on one or two, but overall, was nice and not too hard. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10371: A nice set. The Rama group was well outside my knowledge range, but was able to make the connections; always a good feeling on a wall. (4 months ago)

Wes @ #10369: great grid. solved it but didnt get the last connection (4 months ago)

Wes @ #10371: enjoyed this grid, thanks. purple group stumped me :) (4 months ago)

MBE @ #10112: great grid thanks (4 months ago)

MBE @ #10270: loved this, just right amount of red herrings (4 months ago)

MBE @ #10339: Great Grid, thank you (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10371: Fine effort Milo (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10376: Nice one! (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10366: Well done on a unique grid. Too tough for me and I'd be interested to know how others scored as I just sat looking blankly for 3 minutes. (4 months ago)

Keith @ #10376: Agreed: a starfish is not a fish. (4 months ago)

Simonindelica @ #10292: Perfect, got 10/10 with 15 seconds to go - great job. (4 months ago)

Simonindelica @ #10376: Good grid, but pretty sure that a starfish is not a type of fish - didn't accept 'sea life'... (4 months ago)

Simonindelica @ #10369: Terrific grid, two minutes of red herrings then it all fell into place. (4 months ago)

Timwi @ #10369: Awesome! Loved it!! (4 months ago)

Booooo @ #10338: River not accepted??? Jennifer not accepted??? (4 months ago)

Timwi @ #4913: Awesome, really love this one! (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10368: Seeing the connections was not too bad, and the last was almost instinctive, but describing them was a beast. Good work. (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10343: Easy indeed, but the lack of what the categories should be is disturbing, as is the inconsistent capitalization. I knew the responses, but did not score for two of them due to interesting decisions on keywords? (4 months ago)

Elias @ #10324: Enjoyable. Jackson group was hard to get credit for (I didn't), but I did feel appropriately challenged. (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10366: Very creative but too tricky by far for me. (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10365: You could just add S but a good grid otherwise. (4 months ago)

Timwi @ #8579: I typed “preceded by im” (for Pact/etc) and “geography” (for Sherry/etc) and neither was accepted. Very bad! (4 months ago)

Riffraph @ #10281: Same in parts because I needed two very similar grids for a birthday party but one needed to be easier and one harder... this was supposed to be the harder one! I know Luton is a bit of a cheat! (4 months ago)

Timwi @ #10353: All of the category names are gibberish, and thus correct answers are not accepted. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #8245: I got all the categories right but my category names were not accepted (eg major Tom, protective items instead of safety. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10353: Wiz, looks like the asylum has finally got on line. It has been fun but it might be the end unless steps are taken. (4 months ago)

Nice ... And sane! :) @ #10342: (4 months ago)

Loki @ #10347: www.connorcan'tspell.com (4 months ago)

E @ #10352: Lacking categories in the end. Some terms misspelled. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10353: Take a break,gridders. Sanity will return. (4 months ago)

Papa @ #1497: Garner rhymes with Ghana? Maybe in London... (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #8726: agreed (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10347: Clearly a Connor Saw. (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10343: Well that was different! (4 months ago)

mr ggg @ #10354: the best mr k (4 months ago)

Badger @ #10341: Not bad, the -ie link was a bit tenuous, with mix of brands and nouns and verbs (4 months ago)

theo @ #10347: mine is better min (4 months ago)

james @ #10347: hi connor (4 months ago)

scott @ #10347: brilliant love it to bits best one yet (4 months ago)

feo @ #10348: (4 months ago)

feo @ #10348: ahvbdahjbvbhfd (4 months ago)

feo @ #10348: mlg (4 months ago)

theo @ #10348: (4 months ago)

feo @ #10348: (4 months ago)

james @ #10346: (4 months ago)

james @ #10346: ygyugyv (4 months ago)

james @ #10346: (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #1152: Oops ,Frasier. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #1152: Why was the Frazier link mean? (4 months ago)

Al @ #1379: A nicely produced grid. Very satisfying. Didn't get the fore set. (4 months ago)

Al @ #1601: This was a nice strightforward grid. I too have not heard of the phrase plastic age but figured it must be in that set. (4 months ago)

Al @ #1152: Rowdy roddy? Me neither. Ran out of guesses on the piper set. Nice grid though. (4 months ago)

Al @ #2748: Very satisfying grid. Didn't get the itude set. Should have!! (4 months ago)

Nb @ #10338: Not a unique solution (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #1513: pathetic, and I don't mean me (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10333: Good one! (4 months ago)

Edmund @ #10340: Tis but a score of years that I seek the riddle's intention. Now the light is struck and understanding overwhelms me. I thank you for the illumination and beseech thee to scribe once more. (4 months ago)

Billy @ #5633: Enjoyable clever awesome (4 months ago)

Zero @ #10144: I thought encomium was a new element (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10328: Good gridding. (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10329: I didn't stand a chance with this one. They say that ignorance is bliss, in which case I am joyful beyond measure. (4 months ago)

Dora t @ #10329: impossible (4 months ago)

Dora t @ #10330: excellent (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10333: Clever grid! (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10324: Good grid (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10328: Fun grid (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10330: Good grid (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10328: Fun! (4 months ago)

Ian @ #10330: Great grid, thanks (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10329: Interesting - but very hard. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10329: now that was tougher than a very tough thing. (4 months ago)

KJ67 @ #10325: Nice (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10328: Nice ideas:) (4 months ago)

KJ67 @ #10324: Good grid Wes (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10327: Gosh, good knowledge,but too obscure for me.:( (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10326: Yep, thought it might be refuse! Nice tho! (4 months ago)

Fangio @ #10326: Apologies in advance for the spelling errors. Refuge should of course be spelt refuse! Ilfracombe not Ilfracoombe. (4 months ago)

mattycr @ #10324: Great grid! Although you didn't let me have singer for the Motown artist one! :-P (4 months ago)

mattycr @ #10280: Excellent and unusual grid! Had five attempts but only managed the Olympics connection! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10324: Yes, I enjoyed this! Thankyou. (4 months ago)

Wes @ #10325: Great Grid. (4 months ago)

Simon K @ #10325: Excellent! (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10324: Nice grid (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #10174: Trump and Arse go together well (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #1741: Apple butter is a slow cooked caramelised sauce I discover. New to me too. (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #10183: Some great crossovers (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #1790: Hi Big Phil..try to comment without spoilers? (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1733: Great grid (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1741: Not sure about the apple one (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1790: Didn't get the journalism one (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1790: Didn't get the journalism one (4 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1960: Very easy 30 seconds (4 months ago)

Wes @ #10305: I was surprised that it wasn't Port Meirionn it's actually Portmeirion https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmeirion (4 months ago)

Me @ #10136: Too good for her (4 months ago)

Me @ #10128: We live next to the witches (4 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10298: Further to previous comments, I'd add that West Indies isn't a country either (if West was your intended compass point for that particular connection), but a region in the North Atlantic that incorporates a number of countries and territories across three archipelagos. It also does have a "supplement partner" in the form of "East Indies" which dependent upon definition used either covers Indonesia and surrounding islands, or additionally the Malay Archipelago and in a final context also mainland Southeast Asia... While the Dutch did explore much of Australia's Western and Southern coastline (and small parts of Northern Australia), there was no attempt by themselves to permanently settle or establish colonies on the continent, therefore Australia should not be considered a former Dutch Colony. Finally, one presumes "Chine Calendar" refers to the "Chinese Calendar"... Great ideas, unfortunately let down by the errors... (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10319: Tricky! (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10318: I like the mates line especially! (4 months ago)

Badger @ #10298: Along with Jackal they are canopic jars not canonic Virginia is not a country (4 months ago)

Badger @ #10305: Good grid. Annoying that Meirion had lower case 'm' (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10305: Enjoyable grid (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10308: Wouldn't accept "bear" as an answer (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10316: Interesting grid with clever red herrings (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10315: Really fun grid. (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10316: Ah, That makes sense now! :) (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10313: Hard but clever (4 months ago)

Vlad P @ #10316: Sorry - f***ed it up, "Duck" should've been "Rubber" (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #9270: all connections are of the same type, ie add a word. No red herrings (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #9271: pretty good. all right except I put tv detectives....not quite close enough (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10302: Toast is right, I have never seen him make a mistake... Not a bad effort. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10308: Ah ! Not in a zillion years would I have guessed the rows. Doesn't make it a bad grid though, just out of my comfort zone. Thank you. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10307: I got them but I didn't know why! Nice effort. (4 months ago)

Bigman @ #8558: Really liked that one (4 months ago)

Morph @ #10302: Absolute trash. (4 months ago)

Wes @ #10310: ?????????????? (4 months ago)

Mr. Kernan @ #10309: Best. Quiz. Ever. (4 months ago)

Rubberlisa @ #10234: Not much fun... (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10307: Ah yes, I do,foolish me. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10307: Wiz doesn't understand the chuck line,help!:( (4 months ago)

toast @ #10302: I don't think you can edit. But marking is a lot harder than many people realise and is a perennial source of complaints. As Bonehead and many others have said people should just award themselves the mark. Thanks for the grid and don't concern yourself- we all make mistakes (well maybe not me....) (4 months ago)

Simon K @ #10303: The islands group are also all the locations of lighthouses, which was the answer I gave, so I'm awarding myself points for that! (4 months ago)

wes @ #10303: way too hard for me! (4 months ago)

Knockers @ #10302: Sorry - you're right. How can I edit it? (4 months ago)

DSFSD @ #10298: JACKAL (4 months ago)

aiht @ #8618: Great work with the fake face category. Nice grid. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10302: "River" should be allowed as a correct answer. I wouldn't call it drivel, though. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #7132: when your obvious connection is marked wrong you have to ignore it, you know yourself that Gun and Musicals are right (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #7139: please revise, might be ok then (4 months ago)

Pam @ #5743: Good wall Ginger (4 months ago)

Lucky @ #10123: Put London not Manchester but still got 10/10 (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10295: A bit tougher than the last one, but again not really any crossovers- which is a pity because Nut (and Set, and possibly Isis!) have plenty of potential . (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10294: A bit too straightforward I think. (4 months ago)

bigcol49 @ #10302: Absolute drivel1 Why does "river" fail to get a point? (4 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #4909: @Wiz - For those that know me, it's more an expected state to be in than not... so certainly no offence taken here and not slanderous in the slightest ;) But thanks for the support! And thanks to @toast for your comments too, appreciated! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #2187: poor stuff (4 months ago)

.. @ #10015: Grid solution for category containing walrus is misspelt. Correct answers are thus labelled incorrect. (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10172: Easy fun grid- 😊 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10172: Easy fun grid- 😊 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #357: 😃 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #59: 😃 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10184: 😄 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10173: Easy links but too specific answers needed 😡Won't accept river! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10260: I think that is a real blunder,I agree! Spoils a good grid.. (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10171: Fun grid - not too hard😌 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10246: Accepted answers are too narrow 😡 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10260: Down's disease? Really! (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10262: 😞your accepted answers are too narrow (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10271: 😌 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10284: 😋 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10285: 😏 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10292: 🙁 (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10299: ☹️ (4 months ago)

Claire @ #10301: 😩 (4 months ago)

bigcol49 @ #10289: Agree with Chigley - would not accept "Doctor" or "Booth" - despicable! (4 months ago)

David @ #3712: Maroon and jackson were the first two words that I saw. Could not see past them. (4 months ago)

David @ #2297: Berries did for me (4 months ago)

David @ #1942: Enjoyable grid (4 months ago)

David @ #2296: Monopoly red herrings all over it. (4 months ago)

David @ #184: Cartoon, Animated film, Victoria would have let me have it. (4 months ago)

David @ #2661: Liked this one, good to start with. (4 months ago)

David @ #98: Aaaarrrrrgh (4 months ago)

David @ #10262: Took a a while to get the first one. (4 months ago)

David @ #10270: Liked it. (4 months ago)

David @ #10271: Quick one. (4 months ago)

David @ #10285: Enjoyed it (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #7589: Excellent (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10277: It hasn't I believe. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10271: Enjoyable (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10274: Clever (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10276: Clever. Lots of red herrings. I thought the same about "day" (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10277: I was not aware that Chicago had hosted the olympics. When was this?Cleveland is not strictly speaking a county any more, and Bedford is not a county. Some nice ideas there though. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10281: Nice grid (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10280: Really clever. I didn't get close but liked the answers. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10288: Wouldn't accept "man" as an answer. Some enjoyable grids on here but answers often too specific. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10289: Bolton school!? How are we meant to get that! Also a bit too specific as to answers accepted. Didn't accept "doctor" or "booth" as answers. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10296: Clever (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10292: Very clever (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10299: Really clever grid. Bit hard for me! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #7595: humble pie, oh right (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10299: Lovely grid,thanks! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10297: You have been busy entertaining us with varied grids! Good ones too! Thankyou. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #4909: Slanderous to suggest hangover! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10295: Clever,I didn't have all the knowledge I needed for this! (4 months ago)

toast @ #10281: Like it. (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10286: Damn! Sorry about that! (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10294: Fun grid! (4 months ago)

Kj @ #204: (4 months ago)

newpuzz @ #10286: good grid (if it wasn't for the cat's thing...) (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10286: Apologies if not. (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10286: Quite. It should have accepted that as a linking word as I'm pretty sure I put it in. :) (4 months ago)

toast @ #4909: Wasn't Callaghan the one the press called an intellectual as he had an O level? Hope your niece gets a few more GCSEs and that you get over your hangover quicker than I am. Good contributions! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10291: Nice neat grid,displaying range of knowledge. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10289: Nice but one category much too local and specific imao. (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10284: Nice one! Had all the connections except Arab which caught me out. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10284: No,it's difficult isn't it? Because of red herring aspect. (4 months ago)

Keith @ #10285: Very enjoyable and not obscure like some! (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10284: Americans felt forced, tho I can't think of a great alternative. V good otherwise (4 months ago)

aiht @ #186: I was also trying to put Half in the sisters category. Nice work, especially the number words. I haven't come across the phrase "fly half" before so that threw me. (4 months ago)

ANON @ #10286: cat's (4 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #4909: Ian Callaghan was an English football player for Liverpool selected for the 1966 World Cup squad and given the number 20 shirt (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #4909: sorry, don't understand the reference to Callaghan (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #4912: far too obscure. Try again (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10285: Nice grid. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10286: Fun grid. (4 months ago)

Placement police @ #7901: Tit is an interesting metal! (4 months ago)

Piano @ #10106: Keys (4 months ago)

Me @ #10286: Nice work , tricky and clever (4 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2642: No worries Wiz, happy to help... although it did serve as a reminder as to how much I'm forgetting in my dotage! Fortunately I can relive (and therefore recall) certain aspects vicariously through extended family ;) (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #2642: Good knowledge,Thankyou! (4 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2642: Hillary, not "Hilary"... and as a result of helping my niece with her GCSE English studies recently, I can now recall Flo Carrol is a character from "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott (had previously forgotten as it was so long since I read the book...) (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10285: Not so tricky,nice one! (4 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2616: "Fire" wasn't a Prodigy single... while it and "Jericho" were both separate tracks from Experience, they were released together and the double A-side was entitled "Fire/Jericho"... *checks record collection for original 12" for verification, then listens to "Burning Version" repeatedly* (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10282: Would have been better if a few more of these were words. Som nice groups though (4 months ago)

Jl @ #98: (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #2614: the binary one is difficult, but all sets are quite different, so pretty good (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #2616: agree (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #2642: Indeed! Who is she? And I didn't much like the hilary clinton line..shame,good ideas... (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #2621: very good. I liked the anagrams (4 months ago)

Mrsdespard @ #2661: Nice and straightforward grid (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #2642: is Zara Phillips best known as a cousin? And who is Flo Carrol? (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #2643: who is this buckley dude? (4 months ago)

Simon K @ #10280: Very, very good. I especially like the fact that for each of the groups you've put something in there as a giveaway - Brazzaville and Ironbridge, for example. Could easily have replaced those with something much harder, and you were right not to. One of the best I've played. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10282: Enjoyable grid. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10282: Tough and testing. Thank you. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #10267: Fine effort (4 months ago)

Simon K @ #10281: Despite what the airport might try to claim, Luton is definitely not part of London! (4 months ago)

toast @ #10260: Good one, though the Addison line was outside my narrow field of knowledge of popular culture. (4 months ago)

Simon K @ #10282: Ooh, that's rather excellent! (4 months ago)

Hubby @ #10280: A lot of frowning and growling followed by ........ OF COURSE!!!!! Excellent grid, thanks! (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10278: You're a cheeky boy, Ash Ketchum! ;) (4 months ago)

Milo @ #10274: Really liked this one! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10279: Ps if they are what I think they are,it is far too broad a category imao. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10281: Nice, but same in parts to your previous one, why? (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10279: Narrow,,,my point exactly! What are we missing? (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10280: So clever,so obscure. (4 months ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10276: Quality grid thanks (4 months ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10280: I got the scrabble line but the rest bamboozled me! (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10276: Good stuff. (4 months ago)

Narrow @ #10279: What are blend words please? Otherwise fun thanks (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10271: Not too wordy, tho maybe non words best avoided! But good one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wes @ #10271: Yes I agree with the capitalisation but the website asks you capitalise all words. Thanks for the feedback. Think it was too "wordy" myself actually. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10279: Good but the smoke line perplexed me! Please explain... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10277: Good fun (4 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10276: Nice grid. Didn't accept day for the holidays though which I think it should as they are all known as memorial day, independence day, etc. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ewan @ #10276: Awesome grid. Good work. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Melanie @ #10100: Nice one (4 months, 1 week ago)

Vital Spark @ #10098: Good one (4 months, 1 week ago)

Vital Spark @ #10098: Good one (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10278: meh (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10277: Cool but a bit tricky (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10270: Really liked this one - Much better than 10270 due to all the clever red herrings, despite the misspelling of Mitchell. (And the tv show would not allow so many surnames! ) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10271: All four groups were "wordy", and the Nship one felt very forced ( two non words?!). There is always time to come up with an alternative- for instance just While typing this I thought of view and mission... (4 months, 1 week ago)

louise @ #10275: good grid, solved it but didnt know the reference to red queen ? a bit obscure for general knowledge (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dora T @ #10274: My sort of grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10094: This was a lot easier than the last one (4 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10269: very tough grid. struggled there, cheers (4 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10270: Nice grid but surprised others haven't said that Mitchel has two Ls... Mitchell... needs changed. Rest is very good. Cheers (4 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10271: Enjoyed the grid but think Nship should be nship as its certainly not capitalised N, bit off putting. But apart from that I liked the grid. cheers (4 months, 1 week ago)

Red Salamander @ #10273: A excellent, varied grid. Caught me out with the dogs... (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8482: Good variety, high quality grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8487: Never heard of "In Dubious Battle" before. Could have been a better-known Steinbeck book (Cannery Row?) Otherwise ok (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fidel @ #10123: Jolly good grid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8192: unusual grid, more like first round of only connect, but very good (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8194: Bunyar, you are the best (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8197: excellent grid, full complement of red herrings, like the sh*t connection (4 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10270: Nice crossovers Wes. Good grid:-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10270: thanks Wiz :) Maybe- been solving them for a few days so i thought id give it a go myself! (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10267: As a cockney mongrel I would like to correct your spelling but my recent attempts at comments don't give me any high ground . Nice grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10270: thanks Wiz :) Maybe- been solving them for a few days so i thought id give it a go myself! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10270: Ps first of many? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10270: Indeed I shall! Great grid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10270: my first attempt at a grid so be nice :) (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10267: enjoyed this 10/10 for me (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10269: tough grid! 4/10 for me (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #6303: (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #6303: great thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #2948: not great but thanks anyway :) (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10268: difficult (4 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #10268: Good grid, but a solid 1/10 for me! (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10267: Super grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10204: Worf is from Star Trek I believe. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dora T @ #10259: really tough- got the idea but couldn't work it out- good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dora T @ #10260: nice (4 months, 1 week ago)

Suzieq @ #10204: Worf?! (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3500: poor grid. weak connections, etc (4 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnect @ #10264: How so, Blue? You Aussie, a brony or both? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #7646: The Shadows if my memory serves me right! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blue @ #10264: You did for me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bigman @ #7609: A bit too specific (4 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10262: Excellent grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bigman @ #7646: Jet Harris? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bigman @ #7681: Brilliant red herring! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10262: Really clever. Liked that a lot! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10262: Thank you, good effort and some great words ! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10259: Anyone who can get a bit of Willie into a grid is fine by me. Nice one Milo. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10260: Challenging and good fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10259: Marvellous Milo. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10260: Decent grid although one of the rows was a bit too specialised for my breadth of knowledge. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10261: Clever and fun (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #5156: nice idea if v easy (no red herrings though) (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #5158: pretty good, though aren't greed and gluttony the same thing in deadly sins terms? (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #5159: Good one (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10078: I agree. Nothing wrong with being easy. Nice idea! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10078: Stop moaning (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10259: Well constructed and challenging. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bimbo @ #10247: one word official names? fiendishly ridiculous. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Spencer @ #10078: Far too easy (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10252: Agreed (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10259: Top stuff.Really had me thinking but I didn't get half way. Cheers. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10253: Forgiven toast,always entertaining... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Paulo @ #10218: Not sure more is a homophone for moore. Not where I live anyway! The more football questions the better as far as I'm concerned! (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10253: And again then (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10253: Sorry about the typos just just. (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10253: Paulo. The difference as far as I am aware is that when house is used as a noun you pronounce the so to thyme with mouse but at a verb the is sounded as a z. Mind you there was a song about a mouse which went Hoots Mon there's a moose loose aboot this hoose. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3125: claude, Edward etc..... first names should be specified (4 months, 1 week ago)

Paulo @ #10253: Rain man needs capital M How can 'house' be pronounced in two different ways? Maybe it's an accent thing, but in Scotland it can only be pronounced one way - if you have in mind a pronunciation that involves a 'z' sound, that's a bit tenuous for me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10253: Good grid but just a small thing, lower case 'm' in Rain man was really distracting - I kept thinking was it there on purpose? Bit annoying (4 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10254: Bit tough on the song titles, The Fly was a U2 song too. Otherwise good (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10253: Good relaxing grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10246: Entirely agree with Dora T and Hubby. (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10205: Nice idea. I enjoyed it. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10239: Great grid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10252: Enjoyable grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10253: Clever (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10253: Thankyou, good grid, and Red Salamander! They are terms we often confuse, I think. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Red Salamander @ #10253: Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently are called *heteronyms*. (Or homographs - but homographs do not necessarilly need to be pronounced differently - the words just mean different things) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Actually...this was a varied and fun grid imao! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10247: You say fiendish, I say wilfully obscure (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10249: Great gridding. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10249: Nice red herrings, good solid grid, thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Apostrophe police @ #8745: Companies not company's (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10249: Good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3478: sad. grids have to be word- and letter- perfect - that's the whole point (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8472: when you've 1 obvious misspelling (Galverston) you wonder about the other words, such as Paultry (another word that doesn't exist), and it becomes more difficult (4 months, 1 week ago)

Funkster @ #10135: Nice one. Just the hidden words beat me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10248: Fun grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10247: Very informative but so difficult! (4 months, 1 week ago)

anon @ #10241: Two groups too similar so not fun, only when you see the links defined can you separate (4 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10235: Thought this was ok apart from the double saracen. Actors born in 74 was a bit tricky but it accepted just actors as an answer so that's ok. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #732: You are hilarious! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dora T @ #10246: nice grid- agree re not accepting bi but still a good grid and solvable (4 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10235: I'm with The Grinch... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10246: It was a good grid and I enjoyed solving it. There is a slight problem with your group explanations because I think they may be too specific. "Groups of people" didn't work, "bi" didn't work, "geometry" didn't work - just needs more general keywords and will be great!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Josh @ #4180: Yeah I didn't even get close. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Nb @ #10242: Not a unique solution. Dart and Club can swapped, and arguably Pea and Cue or Tee. I suppose that's the problem when you try and squeeze in a lot of red herrings. Still fun (4 months, 1 week ago)

gusgus @ #10183: @The Grinch: what a pedantic comment about the scottish connection. especially as the fact that they aren't cities has no bearing on the game play at all. Consider the link to be towns in scotland, or even places in scotland, if you like. (both are accepted btw) I found the grind quite challenging and enjoyed it, but it depends on the individual and which clues you spot first. please try and make you criticism more constructive in future. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dora T @ #10166: top gridding (4 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10212: Quite stringent answer expected for the Camel group, wouldn't accept British military aircraft... (4 months, 1 week ago)

No Chance @ #10059: Deja Vu (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10234: Grinch, what a mood you are in.Is it the weather? (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10234: What is this nonsense?! Never set another grid you utter utter moron! (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10212: Awful. No fun in this. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10183: Don't get the love for this. Far too easy and Irvine and Paisley aren't cities. Pretty poor. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10236: btw ignore Mister Tom - his grids are worse than yours. Other than being too easy this grid was acceptable. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10236: Mindnumbingly easy. Finished in 20 seconds. yawnarama city! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Primrose @ #2297: Excellent grid. Doesn't need to have obscure words if the crossovers are plentiful (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10217: Too many word groups - vary them or your walls will stay awful (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10230: People saying this is good have really low standards. Countdown is NOT a quiz show Two word puzzles in one clue? Poor. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10235: This is utterly abysmal. Please never set another grid! Two Saracens, names that go either before or after? The specific nature of the actors? Just pathetic, utterly utterly pathetic! (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10232: Would have been a good grid had one of the clues not also been an answer to another group. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10237: You can't have just an 'associated with.....' group. It's not tight enough. Shame really because this grid had potential. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10239: Another disappointing grid. People really need to up their game (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10240: This is just utterly attrocious. Please look at some good grids and maybe try again after some practise. (4 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #10241: Two of the groups are too similar making this near impossible and not fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Grammarian @ #7760: why have you put an apostrophe after Jonathan? (4 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2850: Didn't accept pronouncements, proclamations, declarations, notifications etc. or synonyms thereof... (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #566: Nice one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

AndyAkeko @ #10240: Without giving spoilers, one category is far, far too broad. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pigswill @ #2034: And Jo is not unisex. (4 months, 1 week ago)

meme @ #10231: (4 months, 1 week ago)

meme @ #10239: good (4 months, 1 week ago)

meme @ #10240: ok (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #2034: Ashely isn't any kind of name let alone unisex (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #2037: good, liked the red herrings (4 months, 1 week ago)

KitMit @ #10205: I'm not enough of an arse to say I found it easy. I'm glad nobody else is. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Garreth OMahony @ #2850: Didn't accept papers (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10237: Nice One! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #10237: Excellent grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #10240: Too tricky. Too obscure for me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #10236: Canal group threw me, otherwise not too tricky. Fun though. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #10235: Poor (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Indeed it was! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pele bones @ #8769: Nice. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10239: New to you, was it? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10234: So that's what it was! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Super dupe @ #10240: Some very obscure ideas I think... (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10234: Nice try, but get your facts straight next time (4 months, 1 week ago)

No Chance @ #10038: Rap (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10235: We're supposed to know that those 4 dudes were all born in 1974. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10236: I thought the grid was ok. I didn't get the point for regnal names nut I gave it to myself any way:-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10237: So glad you didn't have Thatcher and honesty in the same group. I wouldn't have been able to find a connection there. Fun grid, thank you!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Apologies! Have been enlightened... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Nice, but I think the 'small' is a bit of a stretch! (4 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10232: Ingenious for the "Livid" group! Excellent work... (4 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10234: Not sure which Organisation's figures were used (IMF, World Bank, United Nations, CIA, others?) but in every case Brunei is not in the top four... Singapore has a higher GDP than Brunei in each set of figures cited, while Liechtenstein and Bermuda amongst others also feature higher than Brunei on certain lists... Also, at the present time Kosovo is only partially recognised, therefore not as yet a Sovereign State in its own right and not listed as one of the 195 independent Sovereign States. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pele bones @ #8541: Nice one. Good red herrings (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10236: This didn't quite work for me and I'm try ping to work out why. The Liverpool group was v good, and I guess you started from there as it's got 2 red herrings for the other groups. Trouble was I think that the solver can quickly brute- force two of the other groups without working out their precise connection- and the precise connection was a lot tougher than finding the group. (For a southerner.) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10235: Repetition of Saracen... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Garreth OMahony @ #2912: Teach is Gaelic for house. It's pronounced teack (4 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #357: ...and when did the "select an animal" change? Automatically selected deer without a second thought! How fiendish of it to change - or perhaps I should just pay more attention! (4 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #357: @ ttttt... I think the answer may refer to the actor / musician Jack Black... (School of Rock, High Fidelity, Tenacious D etc.) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Rubberlisa @ #10098: Enjoyed it, but had to google Para Handy afterwards. Bit obscure that one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #10231: A ball race is the channel the ballbearings sit and run in inside a bearing. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ttttt @ #357: Seems to be a wrong answer! Jack black should br black jack IMHO (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10231: Loved It! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10232: Especially liked the 'Livid' category. :) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz wiz @ #10234: Something confusing for me,,,not sure what! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Brer @ #10220: Sorry anon, you're right, gnome isn't a distro. My mistake. Also fortunately bonnet - hood was doesn't affect the solution. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10232: Good grid. Very enjoyable. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10231: Good grid but I didn't know what a ball race was. (4 months, 1 week ago)

pepsicle @ #10234: Decent grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10216: Enjoyable, though I don't know Pokemon (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10230: Really clever grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ash ketchum @ #10094: wow! (4 months, 1 week ago)

ash ketchum @ #10152: cool (4 months, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #10152: cool (4 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10216: what is the red group?? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #10218: I don't have a problem with having two football ones in one grid. They're different types of answer. Very good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #10217: Hey ZBJ. Really nice idea. It's always good to have lots of potential red herrings in there, clues that might fit into more than one group. But in the end, as Red Salamander points out, there should be just one final solution that works for all the groups. Keep trying though! (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10231: Apologies, my spelling is awful. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10231: Good one! I think Hamster should have no "p" though? Got stuck on Ball race so it beat me, but good fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10230: Good start to the day! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ntfc3 @ #10154: Brer: to just label them singers is doing them an injustice. they are all musicians (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #4548: Tough one. Got a call in the middle so that's my excuse for not getting it :). (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #7062: Nice one! Just in time. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #368: Very good. Didn't manage to separate them but got all of the connections. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #7712: One of the best so far. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #1875: Nice one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #96: Very good! Went the long round but got it in the end :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10197: Good one! Just out of time when I got it :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10204: Good one! Enjoyed this. Thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10205: Nice one! Relatively easy but good idea. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #10220: gnome is a linux desktop environment not a distribution (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10225: Solved without being sure of the connections. The anagrams are tough. Good one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10220: Found this one tough but enjoyable. Good one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10217: Thanks a lot for the comments; I think you're right about being too similar and I didn't know whether the overlapping solutions would make it good or annoying. Thanks again. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10218: Thanks for the comments. Yes - should definitely have not put the two football ones together. Will mix it up next time. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3409: golden boot winners rugby union kickers. some flexibility needed (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10217: A nice idea. A pity that there is not a unique solution: Linger/Ringo can be interchanged with Ringer/Lingo. Jingle/Dingo can be interchanged with Dingle/Jingo. Linger/Single/Dingo can be interchanged with Singer/Dingle/Lingo. etc (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10225: I think SWAT is only US police not military (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Confused @ #10017: I have only just learnt to select the deer, three four knock at the door, different. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10074: better than it looked - I didn't work hard enough on the anagrams (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10088: synonyms for grieving noisily not acceptable. clumsy but what do you say to get the point? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10089: 2 very similar connections (sounds like). Otherwise ok (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10091: largest stadia? very obscure (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10092: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Diane @ #10033: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Diane @ #10034: Enjoyed this (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #9539: Fun grid not too difficult but still a nice couple of red hearings (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Diane @ #10065: There is an error in this grid - 2xcaramels (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10218: Nice grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #649: alternative pronunciations seems ok to me, and girls' names as well as women's names, so I got 10/10 so there (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10203: family member link almost impossible (same family member would be better) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

KenLuxuryYacht @ #10166: Oh, that's good. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10205: easy-peasy (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10206: very hard but fair. Welsh colours very tricky (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10218: Very good work! Enjoyed solving it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10207: I agree with gusgus, otherwise good grid. a- should suffice for (a) far etc. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10208: my brain hurts (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10225: the anagrams one - I put down a completely wrong link but it marked it right. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10209: pretty good, though tricky (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10217: 3 of the groups are too similar (add letters). (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10218: 2 football related links, variety needed (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7192: excellent, and not too difficult (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10218: Liked this one a lot. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Potato @ #10213: Good grid but needs more options for answers. I plumped for "middle" rather than "central" (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10218: Fell down on the football supporter! Good grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fraggle @ #10220: Bonnet = Hood, not trunk (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

newpuzzler @ #10220: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10223: I like to be positive so I would class that as the grid with the most potential for improvement that I have ever played! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10213: Didn't get back/off/centre/final so harder than it looked! Enjoyed it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Potato @ #10217: Liked it and did okay but I thought Bing,Ring,Ding,Bong were all noises a bell could make - and I still think that could be a viable answer. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

newpuzzler @ #10223: thanks for putting symbols..! Also, some rather inconsistent definitions and not enough flexibility of permitted answers. Interesting idea though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10217: At first glance I thought it looked like nonsense & nearly passed it by....WRONG. It's actually a really good grid. Only got 2 groups right in the time. Makes total sense. The groupings aren't too obscure, but they are hard to figure out quickly. Enjoyed it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2297: Berries was a killer. I too read elder as eider. If this was deliberate than that was a psychological master stroke. Totally prevented me for searching for a further category. Good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #1396: Moons was a great category. Lots of opportunities for red herrings. Good grid. Solved at last moment.... Always enjoyable when you grab the last grid with seconds to spare! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #3712: Really good grid! Hidden stuff clever and spotted last minute. I loved this puzzle. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2296: This is atop grid. Nice to solve. Monopoly is a classic. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #184: Top up. Didn't get the top category. I didn't try hard enough. Got nine thought and enjoyed it. Good puzzle. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #186: This is a great puzzle. An absolute classic. Really enjoyed it. Hidden numbers....another classic. Well done. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2661: Gun parts foxed me. Rest good. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #98: Top puzzle. Solvable and fun. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10217: :))) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #1708: Very good! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10217: I enjoyed this, Thankyou. Too hard for wiz to get in the time,but fun! More please... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10193: Nice one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10217: My first try. It's really hard to tell whether it's easy or difficult when you know the answers so I appreciate any feedback. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10209: Terrific grid. I was ever so pleased with myself for getting 7/10. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10212: I also spent most of time trying to get snooker players! Good one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10216: I didn't to very well but a good wall :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10154: Nice one. I like the homonyms. :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

animus @ #10183: Nice one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10196: All a bit silly - pigmy hippos don't grow on trees either (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

gav @ #10212: good grid I spent most of my time trying to get the snooker player nickname group! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Squiz @ #10193: Maybe should have put nature reserves instead of National Parks for the second rank. I think all is fair in grids. I hadn't a clue that adding letters was the link until I saw them all lined up. This is getting addictive (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Squiz @ #10183: Found it easier than the medium ones which I backed out of. Maybe I have a twisted mind. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Squiz @ #98: Too hard for me (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #10212: Some nice touches. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10203: Hard! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #10213: Liked the theatre line and the arrow is making me look for my Buffalo Springfield LP. My wife does not feel so warmly towards the grid . (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10205: Easy but fun. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10209: Good grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10213: Interesting ideas (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #10216: A bit beyond me in subject matter and not sure about some of the words but overall a decent grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Squiz @ #10211: Could only do them in the time because they were on the site. Excellent mix of hill related questions (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Squiz @ #10215: Only difference was I didn't panic. Nice grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Squiz @ #10210: Panicked when I saw it. Could have done better if I had thought "rock climbs earlier (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10129: Something fishy going on with this grid... ;) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10212: Ooh, that's sneaky! At least two full sets of red herrings. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10206: Thanks J, that makes sense I guess... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10206: Must admit his had me stumped (and I'm Welsh) :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #10206: Did a bit of digging on snow. Can mean heroin, cocaine, or amphetamines but more often cocaine. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #10174: What about " sit upon" as favoured by the headmaster in Please Sir? Glad to see you attempting a bit of taste and refinement anyway.You should set more grids before opening time! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Karen @ #10196: A hard grid, but well constructed. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10195: Bowie - seems everywhere's a city in LA County, even Vernon (population 112!)... go to the county next door and there's a town with a population of 70,000 - no wonder we get confused, no consistency! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10206: I think snow = heroin! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #6206: Congrats on the wheel group... most entertaining! Also, it's Lincoln, not Lincoin... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #6206: I liked the wheels. Hadn't a clue but really liked them! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10206: I was a little araf with this one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

gusgus @ #10207: did you mean to put READ as the clue (which can be pronounced - red or reed) because at the moment the connection doesn't make sense. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #10207: Good grid. Didn't accept my answers for "a" or homophones. Used bow=beau which should also be valid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #10206: Snow = cocaine and didn't accept drugs. Welsh!? And 2 of the colours had English names. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brer @ #10154: Singers should be accepted for the solo musicians one, one word names are self-evident. No one who guesses singers is unaware that they are one word names since it's sitting in front of them. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GusGus @ #10193: This is the best, most engaging grid I have come across so far. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GusGus @ #10184: It does accept anagram as a correct connection. Maybe try again (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dainamite @ #10195: Yeah, it's a city in Los Angeles county, California (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10184: Not a bad effort, didn't allow anagram as an answer. Yes... Red Dwarf. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10193: That is a common kind of connection and a good one I think... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10195: Not sure if B.H. Is a city. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10193: Pretty simple grid, not sure about the concept of adding or removing letters to form connections. But thanks anyway. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dm @ #2296: Not bad!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dainamite @ #10193: Thanks for the positive feedback guys, glad you enjoyed it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pome com @ #10196: No connection? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gusgus @ #10196: Sorry Barry, but this grid doesn't work for me at all. Only my opinion but I think some of the connections either don't make sense or are flat out incorrect, with no real interlinking going on (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10196: I didn't think chewbacca was what you said he was,Barry? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10193: Wonderful gridding; one of the best. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10196: Bit like the parson's egg. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10185: A house for ducks on a pond or lake, usually wooden. The equivalent of a dog kennel. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe 90 @ #10182: Okay idea, but a bit clunky. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe 90 @ #10185: Duck house? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3668: like Jil, all right but 3 marked wrong because of the hyphen. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3672: everyone says NATO alphabet now. Don't they? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3685: poor stuff. Setter should take a lesson on how to set puzzles (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3687: those years............ crazy (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10184: I loved Red Dwarf :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3693: impossible (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10186: Hilarious, love it!!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10193: Excellent grid. Has me guessing for a long while but cracked it in the end! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10186: Liked this. Village people link drove me mad. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10177: Nice. Tubes link got me thinking. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ntfc2 @ #10193: Extremely clever grid. some of the clues are double crossovers and a dummy fifth category is also nearly generated. very well worked. 5 stars definitely (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10182: True,that does for Biro then! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #10182: baku is not in europe (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10184: Really nice red herrings. Great grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #10186: Good groupings (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3712: liked the si units, but no good on bands. Kept thinking, Christopher Plummer isn't in Pulp Fiction........ (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #3715: agree. How many other girls' names occur in Mambo no5? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10183: Nice grid, good crossovers, although Paisley and Irvine aren't actually officially Scottish cities... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #3672: Nice little wall (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10182: It is a thing or a someone I believe...but Home or Biro might have been cooler.. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10183: Johnny be good! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anon @ #10154: Ty, They are not all Egyptian queens, also the singers are specifically one word names. Great grid really enjoyable (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anon @ #10183: The Hobart group crosses over with Perth as it fits in with both. Excellent grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

moako @ #10098: what's parahandy? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10185: I like this sort - Simple words but not necessarily a simple puzzle. Ark was a particular highlight! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10184: Now I feel old :-) Good grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10183: ... or Hill, for that matter! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10183: Some nice crossovers (although not sure how the Hobart group interacted with a anything else? Sadly tho this fails the requirement of a unique solution, as you can exchange Hunt and Herbert. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10182: As wiz says, nice idea, shame about the snucker. Also, is Haku a thing? (Fern or Foam? ;p) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1368: pretty good! I didn't know that Moss's first name was Maurice. btw, Alice in Wonderland worked for me (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1370: there's a new Zealand cyclist called George Bennett....... is he the one? author Arnold Bennett might have been a better choice. If you're going for 1st names of british composers, Benjamin (britten) might have been better (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1374: well, I resolved the wall by sheer luck.....the price is right and wheel of fortune stuff meant nothing to me (UK) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1378: truth table? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10185: Nice and simple! Good work. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10186: Very good . Well done (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10166: Great grid, thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10186: I quite agree... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10186: very enjoyable and certainly not 'easy' as assessed when I took it :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10175: Nice grid, thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ty @ #98: Good red herrings, enjoyed it (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10182: Great concept, imaginative and testing. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ty @ #10154: Got the groups easily but links were "incorrect". Is it very specific about how you type it? Egyptian queens and singers were rejected (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10183: Straightforward but entertaining. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Belgian Pete @ #10183: Great crossovers. clever (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anon @ #10183: Another excellent grid. Really enjoyed it. You should work for Only Connect! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10182: Fun grid, thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10144: Hard. Don't watch game of thrones. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10146: Hard. Got the numbers. Figured out Singapore. Scratched my head for the rest! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe90 @ #10166: Good. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10182: Absolutely brilliant! Needed 2 goes to complete it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10149: Manic street preachers is a bit niche. Got all the rest though! Good. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10151: Got the clue do straightaway. Classic puzzgrid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10152: Don't play games or watch tv so not the grid for me. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10181: Loved that. Especially the inverted words...very clever :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10154: Couldn't do it. Only got the queens. Hard. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10155: Painters red herring...top stuff! Enjoyed this grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10182: Neat idea,not sure about hooker tho... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #7169: Liked the idea, pity "Disney movies" wasn't accepted... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7165: For once, all my connections accepted. Excellent puzzle! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7162: I used the obsolete expression "reefer" (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7169: clubs in paris not acceptable, duh. red Indian chiefs not acceptable, duh. I'm learning to ignore the correct/incorrect marks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7173: good grid, but I should have been allowed uncle as a solution (how much detail do you want?) So I got 10/10 imo. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10178: Nice idea, clever (apart from Taylor/Tailor, but I wouldn't have got it anyway) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7174: members of group queen - ok. Starts with Queen - ok. But the last 8 all end with Queen. Can't work it out (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7176: dove not correct. British sea captains not correct duh. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7178: steven king(sic)? did he write the princes(sic) bride? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10181: Enjoyable and original (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7182: I thought we were expected to answer 64 to all of them, silly me (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7185: aeroplanes WW2 not accepted, real ale not accepted. I think I got 10/10 I liked the grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7189: cricket captains not acceptable duh. If you have names of writers hidden, they ought to be further limited eg all poets or all playwrights or something (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

melanie @ #9987: Should've kept this for tomorrow on Bob's birthday, the 6 February. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

melanie @ #9983: 1 week, 1 day ago (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8727: 1/10, my worst ever. tree not acceptable, got to be trees. Thought the silent letters was a bit weak (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8730: nutcracker was a killer - good grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10180: Too niche for me, only 4/10... oh, and should "have", not "of"... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Trumps wig @ #10180: This should of been on the main page :( I wanted to annoy people with how niche it is.. Oh well (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10077: Great ideas but so hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #6704: There were a lot of possible answers to narnia line, that's all... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #6704: good, but why not accept The Pevensie kids in Narnia" - this marked incorrect (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #6710: not bad, but why not accept isis for al Qaeda etc, not sure what to put for that one (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #6720: very good, but I agree with LVGboxhead - that doesn't quite work (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #6721: excellent grid, but hard shoulder? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #2068: "Inspector" not accepted? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #2070: You can tell that most of the PuzzGrid setters are from a certain era. Danger Mouse was always one of my favourites. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #2090: Very tricky. Love the Red dwarf group. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #2091: 2nd line should be ". . . tooth". I liked the Spice Girls red herring. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10062: Good grid! excellent range of knowledge (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10063: too many traps for me! aussie creatures I said, didn't specify marsupials (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #3594: Excellent wall. Really good crossovers. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10064: grid easy to complete but female film stars doesn't cut it - got to be oscars (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10065: yes, don't get the repeated caramel.Plenty more cadburys choc bars (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10070: enjoyable if a bi easy (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10072: I liked this one, but nocturnal a bit hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10077: ridiculous (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10080: Toetal booooolsheet (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #3673: They'll always be Marathons to me. (Think I'll give Alex's maltestes a miss though ;) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10178: Indeed it should...but good otherwise. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10143: Wisty good one again. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10115: Just spotted this one Blues. Nice Donald theme. Good work. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10172: Yes, I agree nice fun grid but I'm always flummoxed by the Princesses. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10173: Fairly straight forward but because it's easier it doesn't make it poorer. Thank you, nice one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10174: Like it Blues (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10175: Nice one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tamworthowl @ #10167: As all 16 are Wednesday players, the connection for Wilson etc should be "manager" not "played and managed". (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10176: Tough and testing grid. Learnt a new game! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10177: Nice tangents. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10178: Nice crossovers but should be tailor? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10174: That's a Bummer LS. I thought I'd covered all angles, give yourself an extra point and me a kick up the Jacksy... Oops ! There's another I forgot. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10172: Good grid, easy but fun. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10178: Well constructed, but very tough. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10177: Fine Grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10166: Fun grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10168: Hard but clever (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10172: Nice (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10175: Interesting, fun grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10177: Interesting grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

LS @ #10174: Good grid. The hidden words wouldn't let me have "hidden words for backside". (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10151: ok but usual obsession with all things american (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10166: This is my kind of grid! Top themes linking the sets. Lots of head scratching. Everything clicking into place and solving it with second to spare. Top stuff. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10168: Very tricky. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10169: Well I got Peter pan link but didn't solve it. Got the hair link but didn't solve it. Sort of got the actors but guess what...... Hard grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10171: Never heard of a vw fox. Enjoyed this grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10172: Nice neat grid. Very gentle but enjoyable. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10173: Nice grid. Good one to introduce a new puzzler to. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10175: Nice grid. Didn't getting them flags. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10174: Wonderful stuff. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10174: Lol at D. Trump! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10173: Nice ideas; bit straightforward. maybe you could have chosen some less obvious rivers (Jordan, Yellow, Niger, Colorado, etc...) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #10163: PuzzGrid - Duplicated grid (somehow). Please delete. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10169: Super stuff. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10169: Clever but fiendish! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10146: Also loved it! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10168: Nice categories! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10166: Loved it! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10164: No worries - it still kind-of worked, and there's some good ideas in there! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #10164: Apologies - First grid and it's a cock-up - Repeated word. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10155: Good grid, Wisty. I got the ticket group, but then got caught up in the red herring painters! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

:/ @ #10149: Didn't accept "photographer", more options on the answers please. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10154: Agreed. Very innovative and fresh ideas.... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10146: Loved it! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10152: Way outside my comfort zone but really good grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10094: awesome! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10155: Never mind the stubb,good grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9951: OOE - wasn't aware of Mr A prior to your comment, so thanks for bringing him to my attention... having read past communiques I must say I like the cut of his jib! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10094: cool game! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kagamine Len @ #10152: Nice (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10152: cool (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10094: yay (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10155: I realise, once again that spelling has let me down. I trust it has not spoiled your enjoyment too much. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Belgian Pete @ #10154: Awesome, great crossovers (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Great_Slav @ #10154: Best grid yet (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anon @ #10154: Very Clever. Extremely enjoyable (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10143: I just can't spell so it didn't confuse me. Nice one E.L. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10151: Nicely confusing. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

pomomofo @ #10146: I really liked this so much. Yours, _o_o_o_o (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10149: Maniacally good grid!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10151: Nice grid 😁 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10121: Great grid, shame "biblical" was not accepted as right answer 😞 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10003: Interesting grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10151: Clever! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10152: Nice mixture there. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

OOE @ #9951: NLYCNNCT - are you Mr A? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10152: Good grid! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pip @ #9950: Enjoyed this wall (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10152: brilliant quiz mate (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10146: I _G_N_O_S! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

J @ #10146: Really liked the grid. Didn't accept countries as an answer but not too bothered by that. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10143: Oops! very sorry; I seems I have always spelt it wrongly. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10146: Thanks for the feedback! The plan was to have two triggers in each group, but perhaps one in the countries and one in the elements could have been replaced with slightly less ambiguous ones. And the word 'carrot' fitting into C_R_O_ could also be problematic! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10145: Really liked that! The Mary Poppins and cereal categories are ingenious. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1625: It doesn't really, but hey ho! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10143: Spent too long wondering why 'jepardy' had been spelt wrong (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1625: You're right Shippers50, sandwich rhymes with language (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1621: I thought this was quite good (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cam @ #1620: Quite fun, a little easy (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1618: Ungh, dull (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cam @ #1617: Good, fun board (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10146: Really like the concept. Good groups, just hard to figure out in the time. Fun grid! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10145: That was fun! Thankyou... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10114: It's good, but I think there's an alternative answer that also works - "Ski pole" and "Fireman's lift" work just as well as "Ski lift" and "Fireman's pole". (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10136: Enjoyable grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10138: Nice variations! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10138: Found out last year that Edward Smith was drinking buddies with one of my cousin's grandfather :) Interesting grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10143: Got it...just!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10139: I like the variety in the groups. Next time, please use capital letters at the start of words - it makes them much easier to read (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oli @ #10136: 10/10 good grid, enjoyed that. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kirk @ #10137: Thank You that was brilliant and very difficult x (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mwt999 @ #10130: Good grid - but cats not accepted? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10135: Very good! Enjoyed figuring out the hidden words one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rod @ #10126: Not the operation game I remember. They were all body parts? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10099: Know what I mean 'arry! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rod @ #10110: What has RED got to do with "dancing queen" "Morden" or "bosworth" ??????????? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10131: Great grid, really enjoyed (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10136: Ooh, I just played one of KJ67's recent grids and discovered that I've used pretty much the same group here that he/she did. Wasn't deliberate! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10131: Loved this! Really got me thinking :) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10121: Excellent grid! Thoroughly enjoyed it. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10126: Very difficult. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10128: Very good grid. Tough but fair: highly enjoyable (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10131: I needed something reasonably simple that made me smile. Thank you!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10115: Toast, 'it's an interesting place but getting anxious now to get back in time for the six nations. However the 30 degrees of balmy salty air helps. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10131: Fantastic set of "action verbs" red herrings there. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10130: If you really want to be pedantic NL YCN N CT, tigers ARE cats - just not domesticated ones. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10130: Another pedantic thought...alternate or alternative? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

OnlyConnext @ #10121: Wont accept genesis characters as valid... *grumble* Good grid though 😊 got me thinking (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #6026: Agree that answers weren't accepted re: former football grounds / beer brands / NATO phonetic alphabet etc. Also. it's Castlemaine XXXX and Kronenbourg 1664 (not that this impacts on solving the grid...) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10130: Being equally (if not more) pedantic, what are you referring to by "Congo"? The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the Republic of Congo (sometimes known as Congo-Brazzaville)? Neither of these are really referred to as just "Congo"... and Burma is a former, not alternate name as mentioned on a previous grid... and finally, Hobbes and Tigger are tigers, not cats... other than that, good grid ;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10130: It may be pedantic, but calling the USA America and the UK Britain is not really accurate. Otherwise a good grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Stanley @ #9914: No comment (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10126: Too good for me. I must have tried every other bleeding combo for the tick group! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10128: This didn't really work for me, I'm afraid. I guess having 8 animals and 8 letters was some kind of double bluff - but one is naturally drawn to just looking within the 8s, and the answers fall out very quickly. Macbeth reference was nice, I might do something with it ;p (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10118: Good grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10126: Good but tricky! Operation caught me out. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10126: Good but tricky! Operation caught me out. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10101: Good grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10110: Red? Why? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10112: Good grid but why did three words not have an initial capital? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

RowG57 @ #10060: Didn't accept Ball (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mwt @ #10121: Good grid - road not accepted? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10116: Nice one indeed - only 7 for me and kicking myself ! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10116: An excellent grid, E.L. I had forgotten about Avon ladies! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10121: Excellent - was impressed by one group in particular :-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10122: Easy but fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10121: Simply 'Baird' would have been better. 'Logie' was John Baird's middle name, I believe, not half of a double barrelled surname. Apart from that, a lovely grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10121: Well worked. Good Gridding. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sophie Coyne @ #9960: I enjoyed this grid but found that trying to find the link was a bit difficult and this was like 'Only Connect' on BBC 2 which was good. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10121: Neat! Lovely crossovers! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10117: Very tough, as I've never heard of The Talk! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10118: Enjoyable grid. I had no idea about the Sausages group and I learnt something new about what Green Zebra was, so a hard grid for me personally, but interesting! :) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe Jebb @ #10069: Suck my wiggly dick u fat fucking white man (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ben harris @ #10069: Get leprosy (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe Jebb @ #10069: Utter bollocks. Die u homo (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10114: Enjoyable (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10116: I only got the bridge group until the second phase, then I understood. Nice one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pam @ #9907: The Dubliners! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pam @ #9903: Of course (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10115: Blues. When they refused you entry to that swanky bar in Cardiff what they said was " Not without a TIE!". Good grief seeking a bride is an overreaction however cloth-eared you were. Good grid though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #2661: H Unit... I think it is...but please explain! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Viv Ranick @ #2661: Good grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Viv Ranick @ #10117: Brilliant. My morning brain workout! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #10118: Nice grid. Just let down by not accepting 'nursery rhyme'. Cost me my 10 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hil @ #2661: Nice grid! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

H Unit @ #2661: Hoarse is not a homophone of horse. Need I say any more? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10115: Cheers guys... ... I got so angry about Trumpton and his wall I had two options. One, shout at the ocean or two, knock up a veiled protest in here. I feel better now, time for a massage methinks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

good @ #10098: easy (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Adam @ #9597: I think "trike" is a little bit of a stretch as a mode of transport but otherwise very good (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10088: Good grid, enjoyable... but in addition to Naomi's point, Berlin is the most populous city in Germany, isn't it? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10115: Good grid as ever, just a little shame famous quotes or sayings wasn't accepted, as "One small step..." and "your (sic) [*you're] fired!" err on the side of brevity for me to consider as speeches... could just be my alternative facts at work though! (I'm sure Sean Spicer thinks DJT's "your fired!" - probably how he spells it anyway - was the longest and bestest speech ever!) Either way, enjoy your hols and keep up the excellent work... Have a beer (or two!) for me ;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10115: Don't do that! Enjoy your hol! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10115: Thwarted by spull checker... Judy Garland not Jury... I could cry into my beer. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10115: That explains the jury! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10109: Clever stuff! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10110: Very confused; I thought it was turning out to be a classic grid, but the red group was perplexing. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10112: Very easy, but fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10113: Very clever. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10114: Very good; thanks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10115: Great grid. Bit thrown by "Jury" (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10115: Watching all the action in the rain on a Thai island ! Beers ok though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10114: Ah, thank you! Of course... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10115: Hi, Blues,missed you! Fun grid,thanks... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Naomi @ #10088: As a Canadian, I have to point out that "Ottowa" is actually spelled "O-T-T-A-W-A". Good on you for knowing it's not Canada's largest city by population! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

pomomofo @ #10110: This puzzgrid hurt my feelings. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10114: Is it not "shoplift", as in to steal from a shop? That would be my understanding of the connection... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

LS @ #10102: The Pokemon group didn't accept 'pokemon' (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wi @ #10114: Good but to me the shop connection doesn't quite work... .? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10111: I liked the Patton red herring, but isn't it a last stand? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10112: I found this a bit straightforward- the gaffer group stood out very quickly and didn't obviously interact with the other groups, and the queue group is an old friend. The hill group was a nice idea tho, more along those lines would be good (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10112: Good grid, especially the nursery rhyme line! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10113: That was fun! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10113: Pity it wouldn't accept Initial letter missing. Good grid though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #184: Spent the best part of a minute fixating on the "cross" group thinking "Criss" was just a red herring for Kris (Kross - the hip hop duo) before the more obvious phrase (and correct spelling thereof!) dawned on me... good work sir! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10110: How does the red group work, pray? Doesn't make sense to me apart fom red herring! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10111: A bit mean not allowing just "generals". (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10111: Going to be singing Final Countdown for the rest of the day now lol... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10110: Equally confused by the "red" group... and wouldn't accept "battle" even though it's the given connection... @Mixu P "underground stations" was accepted, so you have the correct connection - I believe "northern" refers to each being a station on the Northern Line... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10109: New Puzz - I just checked, and Wellington was accepted as the answer. Did you perhaps mis-type? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

HughHugh @ #10106: Black key? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #10109: apparently 'wellington' is not sufficient an answer, whereas one word answers are ok for the others... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10106: Oops! :/ (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10109: Loved it! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10105: Yep. Stumped. Nice diversions (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10106: ..or 'Libya' even - good grid though!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10109: Excellent grid, top marks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10111: I think it's possibly more common to say "last chance" rather than "final chance", so that threw me. Loved the Panther category! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10110: It wouldn't accept 'tube stations' for the tube stations (if that is what they are supposed to be - answer just said 'northern'. What is 'red dancing queen' or 'red Bosworth' ? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10109: Apologies for the Poitier oversight. Glad you enjoyed the grid though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10109: Enjoyable theme, well done... although it's actually "Sidney" Poitier... however his daughter's name is "Sydney" so still works! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10109: I thought first penal colony might be in US,,but good grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9866: @NO ...and IF I were, rest assured I'd not be troubling you with my presence (or should that be presents?)... nothing for those on the naughty list! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10105: Very good gridding. Had me stuck. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9972: Liked it but very difficult. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10094: They are Pokémon. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Japes @ #9972: Way too convoluted. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10094: What on earth is a Cle fairy or Jiggly Puff? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #5688: Good ideas (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

No @ #9866: @NLYCNNCT - I wish you were Santa then we would only have to hear from you once a year (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

No @ #9854: No (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10102: it was O.K (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AfflexPea @ #10096: Oooh, tough one, 0/10!! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10099: Good to see more Barrys on here ; ) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10073: Clever and only half marks for me (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AfflexPea @ #10097: Yep, my error there sorry (give yourself 10/10 though)!! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10000: Thankyou,puzzgrid...for reply and for providing a lot of quality enjoyment for us! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

T.May @ #10078: So ridiculously simple, that its just pointless. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Phlogiston @ #10096: Very hard! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Phlogiston @ #10097: First puzzle completed - very good. Like Heather I put shops for the second row as well. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

heather @ #10097: Nice one, I enjoyed it. Suguest allowing shops for the retailers one. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10089: Fun grid. Very enjoyable. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10094: Good grid. Stumped by the games but I liked the rest of it. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10096: That is really inventive but so hard! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Heather @ #10083: 8, 16, 32 and 40 are also in the 8 times table. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #10000: Sorry for a belated reply and thanks for getting us to 10000, DeLuxe87. Grid #3, the earliest still available, was submitted on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 at 00:54:51 GMT. It is rewarding to see so many people using the site nowadays. We've had 1.6 million pageviews in the last year. Thank you all for playing and for keeping it civil and fun! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10096: Cheeky monkey, Ash Ketchum (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10096: O.K (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10094: Great grid! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #10095: So good! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #184: Very good! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nina @ #184: quite good!!!!! :) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nina @ #10092: Very good! Loved the red herrings in there, not too challenging but gets me ready for the harder puzzles. Well done! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

R Toad @ #10074: apologies for the connection issues- thought id got it covered but obviously not- sorryyyy as for the golden/yellow lab thing- technically a fox red is also a yellow lab, weve got one so I know this- golden was historically a breed but was changed by the KC- descriptively tho its still commonly used as is fox red- xx (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Gavin @ #10086: -ve also works (of course). (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

DavStar @ #10080: Well awesome! Shame I don't speaka da lingo? As Midge Ure once said, "This Means Nothing to Me"............. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10080: :) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Barry @ #10063: Best user name...ever (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Awesome @ #10080: I think I would have liked this one, if only I spoke Hungarian... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10080: Most of us are english speakers, you may have noticed... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10069: I liked it. It was different. Difficult to name the categories correctly although I was on the right tracks. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10078: Easy but nice idea! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10073: Nice one! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ellie burridge @ #10069: This is very frustrating! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bill Crosby @ #10074: Not enough young women to feel, you feel me? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nodnerb @ #10074: Ah suhh dudes It Is Wednesday my dudes, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10075: That's very tough; at least for me it was. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

NPavan @ #10074: The types of Labrador should read Chocolate, Black, Fox Red, and YELLOW. "Golden" is another breed altogether. (5 months ago)

revolver777 @ #10071: Really loved this grid! Although any one which has a hidden words line, anagrams or letter change I always enjoy. (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10072: Are you one in the same as GenghisKong then? Love it!!!!!!! :) Has that grid been deleted? Guess you had to be there! :) (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10074: nor does it accepted "reversed" as an answer (5 months ago)

Mike @ #10065: Nice grid - but caramel twice? (5 months ago)

Sarah @ #8406: Great board (5 months ago)

Rubberlisa @ #8983: Great grid. Got half of it and knew the rest when I saw it, at the same time as kicking myself! (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #1508: Also, it's Hope, Crosby & Lamour... (5 months ago)

Jade @ #2297: Great - berries got me! (5 months ago)

Jimlad @ #10074: It doesn't accept 'anagram' as an answer for the anagrams connection. (5 months ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #368: Very fun wall, good fun to do! (5 months ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #9841: Really hard, just got the question about fly even though I am a huge Pokemon fan. I thought it would be about typings. (5 months ago)

R Toad @ #10070: nice, easy but nice (5 months ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #10059: Good but very hard! I got 1/10. (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #10063: Very good, 2/10 for me (5 months ago)

Ryedrop @ #1508: Where the hell is Sitzerland? (5 months ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #10063: Great grid. Really enjoyable! (5 months ago)

Milo @ #9796: Great grid! (5 months ago)

Ian @ #10060: Same here, nice grid but would not accept seemingly correct answers (5 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10066: Done in record time, but Genghis does play bass. Nice Herbie Flowers reference. (5 months ago)

Ian @ #10064: Nice grid for the afternoon, thanks (5 months ago)

scoobydont @ #10060: decent grid but it did not accept Bat or Ball for me - just need to specify as many words in the 'buzz word' field to make it more user-friendly. (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #10064: Nice grid, cheers! (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10060: I *think* with keywords string matching, less is more - e.g. if you set it as ball, it will match against ball, balls, balloon etc. But if you set it as balls, it won't match just ball. Still a good grid :) (5 months ago)

Joe @ #10061: :-( (5 months ago)

Joe @ #10051: Well thought out grid. (5 months ago)

R Toad @ #10060: nice grid part from the answers- but neer mind (5 months ago)

WeirdSin @ #10060: Just tested Ennjay and you're right, not sure why????? Sorry! (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10060: SPOILERS:: It didn't accept bat ball or guitar as answers!!! :( (5 months ago)

chris @ #10033: i answered lager. it said beer. all these are lagers rather than ales so needs accepting (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10020: I wish it had been! (5 months ago)

BC @ #10017: Good grid. Didn't accept detergents (5 months ago)

BC @ #10013: Nice grid, tricky (5 months ago)

BC @ #10014: Good grid. Shame it didn't accept just synonyms (5 months ago)

BC @ #10018: Shame commediennes and nationalities aren't accepted as answers. (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #10020: Good - is the fact that -up could be really nearly used for the nose category an intentional red herring? It got me beat all the same (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10044: I especially liked the fast group. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10051: A complete puzzle to wiz, but perhaps very good.. (5 months ago)

brett @ #1520: REALLY GOOD (5 months ago)

brett @ #1512: nice work there sunshine, you're alright 074658451325 (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #10000: Well put together grid. Fairly easy to solve, but a nice puzzle nonetheless. (5 months ago)

brett @ #1507: sucko ballio (5 months ago)

Sasquatch @ #10043: Yeti. (5 months ago)

Hubby @ #10018: I had the same issues with the connections. Shame because it was a good grid otherwise. (5 months ago)

Koolthing @ #10023: Very clever grid, well played.... (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #10033: Really good grid, well put together! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #10034: Nice grid! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #10034: (5 months ago)

Paul @ #9821: You can call me (5 months ago)

Bimbo @ #10030: Martin Foyle???????? (5 months ago)

Kavonak @ #10027: Great grid. Well done! (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9995: A rolling road is a piece of machinery on which the wheels of a vehicle can ride in order to test how well the vehicle works under road conditions that are created artificially. (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10029: So good they named it twice Primrose :) Enjoyable grid (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10027: Super grid, very well constructed. (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10030: Oh dear- very difficult. (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10029: Loved it- great gridding! (5 months ago)

Polly @ #10014: Well there you go.... (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10014: I always thought a "wooden stick" was just a "stick"... (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10020: (apparently)? You're secret's safe with me Mister Tom lol... ;) (5 months ago)

Primrose @ #10030: Ridiculously obscure (5 months ago)

Primrose @ #906: Heavy on the Who (5 months ago)

Primrose @ #10019: Good one. Liked the verb\noun one (5 months ago)

Primrose @ #10020: Your skill nose no bounds (5 months ago)

Primrose @ #10020: (5 months ago)

Primrose @ #10029: Good one. New York...New York got me (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10018: wouldn't accept comediennes or nationalities... (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10016: Wouldn't accept All Blacks players... otherwise good (5 months ago)

Aj @ #516: Way way way too hard. (5 months ago)

Aj @ #4548: Got then geese. Knew there were seas in there. Stuck on b group. (5 months ago)

Aj @ #583: Straightforward but enjoyable. (5 months ago)

Aj @ #491: Excellent puzzle. Didn't solve it but knew what the themes were straightaway. Had me trying every combination. Very clever (5 months ago)

Aj @ #204: Got confused with toucan crossing. Never heard of it. Very satisfying grid (5 months ago)

Aj @ #4625: Good grid. Enjoyed the bizarre spellings (5 months ago)

Aj @ #9144: Excellent. Very entertaining. (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10002: I listen to the wrong stuff for this one! (5 months ago)

Koolthing @ #10028: Nice interlinking grid with several possibilities! (5 months ago)

eliza @ #98: brilliant - good party puzzle! (5 months ago)

MrAlani @ #10015: BeAtles! (5 months ago)

Beezer @ #5743: No NLYCNNCT- the point is to make it fun, not make the wall so difficult that nobody can do it! (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10014: I always feel " before _or_ after " a word is a bit unfair for a connection, but the Dental group was clever (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #5616: Tricky one but good! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #5618: Nice one, textbook herrings in there! (5 months ago)

Meeee @ #9995: What's a rolling road? (5 months ago)

Ψ ψ Φ φ Ω ω @ #7279: Colours !!!!!!!!!!!! (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10017: Really liked the sticks group. Subtle but fair. (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10000: Sorry to be a party pooper, but aren't Den and Lair interchangeable here? (5 months ago)

nickelhatton @ #10015: You spelled Beatles wrong (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10000: I would like to know that too please puzzgrid! Nearly 7 years ago? (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #4835: All answers correct none accepted (5 months ago)

scoobydont @ #10000: I echo ALL previous comments. Excellent grid worthy of the 10,000 milestone .......... when was the 1st one please Mr Creator/Moderator? (5 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9997: I now have a crossover headache! :-) (5 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9995: Who said this was easy? (5 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9991: Very good grid altho personally I try and avoid before AND after groups (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #8560: Good grid with a few great red herrings! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #10004: ????????? Way over my head I'm afraid!!! (5 months ago)

Keith @ #10002: Thrush, a skin condition? I thought it occurred in the mouth and throat? (5 months ago)

Keith @ #10003: Enjoyed the variety of the groups. (5 months ago)

Me @ #9798: Didn't love it (5 months ago)

Moooooooolody @ #10001: Pretty shit. Even fruit didn't work. Hot as an adjective and noun is confusing. Never heard of pie man, bean bag, bouncy hopper or bubbles as games. Only Jules Vernon creations makes sense (5 months ago)

Janet @ #9983: Clever (5 months ago)

toast @ #10002: Liked it. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10000: Hooray for this great grid! And for puzzgrid milestone... (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10000: Lovely grid, worthy of 10,000th! (5 months ago)

revolver777 @ #10000: A superb grid and enjoyable puzzle solving for the 10,000th. (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #8567: Very good! Got nowt on the groups, got the last 3 lines after first line revealed your method here! (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10000: Great grid. Especially liked the Hatcher group. (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10000: Excellent work. Fine grid. (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #9270: Good grid! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #9272: Good grid, 2/3 nice herrings in there! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #9999: Killer Grid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #10001: Tough grid, wouldn't accept "Fruit" for Fruits section! (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #9995: Nice fun grid! (5 months ago)

Queasy @ #9999: That is odd,,,,..why? (5 months ago)

J @ #9999: Too easy. Also didn't accept any of country, animal, letter, or number (5 months ago)

mLegend @ #10000: Decent grid. Good couple of red herrings and the Prime Minister one nearly had me. (5 months ago)

mLegend @ #9999: Too easy (5 months ago)

Simon @ #9988: Nice one! (5 months ago)

Simon @ #9993: Nice one: good misdirection re the Fords (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9989: Clever Stuff! (5 months ago)

Coco @ #9997: Oh, that was quite difficult. (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9997: Very good and entertaining. Got the groups, but one was very tough to explain. (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #1918: Further to Pedant's point, alternate names suggest these are interchangeable - whereas Bombay was renamed Mumbai over 20 years ago... it is the old previous name, not an alternative name... (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9993: Good grid. (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #8034: I tried the league names followed by "teams" (Eredivise, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A) and that also didn't work... nevermind (5 months ago)

Dainamite @ #9988: Technically Holland is not a country as it is part of the Netherlands. but thats just me being a pedant. good grid tho (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #48: Nice grid, slipped up on the nuclear line but hey ho!... (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #9973: Nice grid, shame duo and trio weren'taccepted as correct answers?.... (5 months ago)

Sarah @ #5795: Sorry, Dr Nick is called Nick Rivera (5 months ago)

toast @ #9973: Nice idea. Don't take too much notice of comments about answer acceptance, even experienced setters get it wrong and it isn't that important. I enjoyed this more than I ever did with Bananarama. (5 months ago)

revolver777 @ #9982: Just realised I forgot to add the anagram answers in the explanations (so look away if you don't want to know) - Chime, Drum, Xylophone, Gong. (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9984: Great red-herring in there. I bought it (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9988: Slight panic on the crossovers but got there. Good grid (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9989: Forgot to set the difficulty - medium by the standard in here (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #4219: 10/10 and the only Spanish (or is it Portuguese? - not knowing either I'm having to guess which it is) word I thought I knew was cerveza... must have subconsciously assimilated more than I assumed during those summers in Ibiza all those years ago! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #9969: Nice,but too hard for me... (5 months ago)

Davstar @ #4219: Nice grid, completed and got10/10! Looked tough on first glace though! (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9973: NL - indeed they are! That got my goat a little too. At least the groups made sense, even if the lack of accepted keywords left something to be desired! :) (5 months ago)

MikeyD @ #9979: Anyone trying my fiendish grid? ;) (5 months ago)

MikeyD @ #9979: US Hosts. Sorry. Drew Carey - The Price is Right Wayne Brady - Lets Make A Deal Pat Sajak - Wheel of Fortune Alec Baldwin - Match Game (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9979: Yep - US hosts I believe...only one was familiar to me. (I'm a Brit) Learnt something new too - didn't realise Shoal had that meaning - more familiar with its use as a collective noun. Nice grid - couple of good red herrings. (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9974: Really liking this grid now! :) Agree it's a real toughie. But the groups do make sense and I don't think they are overly obscure, just really hard to get in the 3 mins. (And I kind of like the irony/homage of Wildebeast! :) ) Nice one FD! (5 months ago)

Ragman @ #9968: Nothing sinister I promise....Just that I imagine not many people know that there is a river Douglas, and I'm guessing you are a Wanderers fan, thats all. Great grid, I must try to build some of my own, but I lack patience... (5 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9951: Despite the comment below it was solvable and fun; good work! (5 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9949: Good idea; definitions were a little flawed. Thanks! (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #7697: Another nice grid Blues, keep up the good work... (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #3712: Good work Matt350... enjoyable (5 months ago)

Keith @ #9956: If they all end in rage, they also end in age! Ski resorts a bit obscure, but hey-ho. (5 months ago)

Keith @ #9967: No wonder I scored so badly. Most of it is nonsense! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #9979: US hosts I think... (5 months ago)

Keith @ #9973: So solutions like "2 members" are not permitted? Come on! (5 months ago)

Keith @ #9979: Like Mixu P for me. Are they British game shows? (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9979: Good stuff. New them all - kinda except gameshow hosts (5 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9979: Same as Mixu; good stuff! (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9974: at least this is a non-critical typo (5 months ago)

Simon @ #9977: Excellent grid (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9769: FYI it's preceded not proceeded, as per one of your connections... (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1379: Liked the ear one (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #1379: Liked the ear one (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #685: Didn't get the ch or wall ones (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9974: So is "Wildebeast" in homage to "Anenome" in grid #9963? Or just an innocent spelling mistake for "Wildebeest"? May want to reconsider your "guarantee" on earlier grid lol ;) (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #236: God grid (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #5532: Great grid really enjoyed it (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9973: ...also, it's McCartney, not McArtney (5 months ago)

Big Phil @ #9769: Too easy only took 30 secs (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9973: Wouldn't accept duo, trio or quartet? Are these not the de facto terms for musical groups based on number of members? (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9971: Nice grid. (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9973: Phew. Got there with a few seconds to spare! It didn't accept my answers though. (I tried one, two, three, four) (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9974: Too tough for me. Had me beat. :-( (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9977: Bit too easy. (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9979: Good grid, MikeyD I got all the groups, but didn't get the connection for the game show hosts. (5 months ago)

Hubby @ #9979: Good grid, thanks! (5 months ago)

Barry @ #9967: Ennjay - Why on earth would it be "wolf in sheep's clothing"?. That doesn't make any sense. Wolfs don't have much money, so have to buy cheap clothing. And in any case, sheep don't have clothing. They've got their own wooly coats. (5 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9968: Not sure why you'd be interested in where I live, Ragman. Hope you enjoyed the grid though. (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #8000: Fortunately knew the Welsh for beer... one of the few words I know in so many languages, so "iechyd da" Blues... (5 months ago)

LUFC @ #9973: (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9967: I agree with previous posters regarding Genghis KHAN and SHEEP'S clothing, and would possibly add "BIG" gorilla? Not a common phrase, even by google's standards... perhaps I'm missing something (5 months ago)

LUFC @ #9979: (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #1474: wouldn't accept "stout" as an answer when the given answer is "stouts"? A bit harsh... Also it's Guinness, not Guiness (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9974: If you do this skip 9963. This is a correction/improvement of that grid (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9963: I've been feeling bad about this so grid 9974 has been submitted. It is the same as this (nearly 😈) except the incorrect category had been changed completely. Sorry for being a bit thick yesterday - I guarantee 9974 is correct. (5 months ago)

Ragman @ #9968: Given your name, and assuming that 'douglas' was a red herring for the rivers, I assume that you live in the NW of the UK ? (5 months ago)

Polly @ #9970: Gosh....good but quite obscure in parts.... (5 months ago)

Polly @ #9967: ....and Genghis kong is a giant ape monster! (5 months ago)

RowG57 @ #9908: Didn't accept potato varieties :-( (5 months ago)

Simon @ #9955: (5 months ago)

Simon @ #9970: Acers! (5 months ago)

therush763 @ #9967: To be fair there is a song called Wolf in cheap clothes by the Kovacs (2015). (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9967: Genghis KHAN and SHEEP's clothing. Please check facts because otherwise those groupings don't make sense. (5 months ago)

Brett @ #1474: No (5 months ago)

Polly @ #9967: Google...tis there.. (5 months ago)

Genghis Kong @ #9967: What/who is Genghis Kong- muppet (5 months ago)

Polly @ #9968: Clever! (5 months ago)

Winston @ #9770: (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #9770: Help....but I did win the war when I was alive... (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #9967: Feel silly, you are right Barry.....mea culpa... (5 months ago)

Steven @ #9967: Nicely put together, and not too tough. (5 months ago)

Debbie @ #9967: Good grid Barry. I didn't know what telemark was, but now I know. (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9963: What do you mean Pernickerty? If you have something constructive to say about the grid, go for it, but don't make it personal. Grids often have typos in which don't really affect the answers (other than causing a little confusion wondering if the typo is intended or not). In this case, the typo invalidates that group which is a real pity cos it was a good grid otherwise. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #9967: Sheeps clothing? (5 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9959: Yep same here. Didn't have a clue on that 'one' group but I have learned something...whether I retain it of course is another matter! (5 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9962: Yep, very good - thanks! (5 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9963: My apologies. I've been both saying and spelling anemone wrong all my life. Can grids be later edited (or deleted and re-added)? (5 months, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #9963: Who's going to tell Ennjay about the anemone and the anemone? Grid was obscure to say the least. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ennjay @ #9963: Rather spoilt by the fact it's spelt "ANEMONE"! Like the other three groups though, even though I didn't guess them. (5 months, 1 week ago)

The Queen @ #9770: My husband is not a Disney Prince - you will be sent to the Tower (5 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9957: Only one I've had a chance to try in a while. I chose a good one (though I have never heard of the TC items and one other, that's hardly a fault with the grid).Thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9957: Wonderful; a great puzzle. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9959: Good Grid. I sorted the groups within a minute, but could not identify one group, which I suspect many will struggle with. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9962: Very clever- great grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9955: Good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9954: Excellent stuff (5 months, 1 week ago)

Cam @ #1465: *apologies for my Kiwi English (5 months, 1 week ago)

Cam @ #1465: Three stars in generous I feel. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Cam @ #1464: But when was this created? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Cam @ #1463: Doosra - I love that ball! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Cam @ #1462: Have to agree with Shippers, that was nuts! (5 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9956: Nice work! (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9881: Wouldn't accept "Commodore" as an answer? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jeb @ #9954: Top notch. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9927: I can understand that really! (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9927: No worries Wiz, misinterpretation of your comment on my behalf compounded things... hard to convey the subtleties of communication in text sometimes.... I just always have an (irrational? - perhaps not) adverse reaction whenever told to think "American"! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #9954: Fun. Kept me confused. Exceptional work providing such detailed answers, btw! Always good for me to learn more :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9951: Accepted "trees" as a solution to both the "apple" and "lime" groups, despite the given connections being "fruit" and "trees"... Also, Poplar is not a tube station, it is a station on the Docklands Light Railway, which is separate from the London Underground (a.k.a the Tube). (5 months, 1 week ago)

tony @ #9949: pretty good. gaffer tape i think? (5 months, 1 week ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9949: It didn't give me "fasteners" grrrr. Otherwise good (5 months, 1 week ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9952: Not sure about having two such similar categories in the same grid. 3/4 categories very clever though (5 months, 1 week ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9954: Clever. Got nothing until the reveal when I got everything. I saw all categories but one before the reveal (5 months, 1 week ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9953: Great and really annoying. I solved one line but knew all the connections (and saw them before the reveal). Well done with the red-herrings/crossovers (5 months, 1 week ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9947: Thanks for the feedback Mean? If I'd included hawks, eagles or owls then birds of prey would be correct. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9951: Fun grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9951: gosh! harder than it looks - almost hit panic mode but saw it through ok :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9953: Really good grid. Love those US state capitals (5 months, 1 week ago)

alison @ #9953: clever red herrings - lots of cross pollination -satisfying to solve (5 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9953: WOW - more crossovers than Tower Bridge! Methinks the trick is to knock out the most crossed over set first or second otherwise you are left with too many options and only 3 guesses. Excellent excellent grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Plod @ #9931: "French cookery" should be an acceptable answer for the food group (5 months, 1 week ago)

Plod @ #9933: It should accept "surveillance" as an answer as well as "observations" (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9927: I meant... I think it's US spelling! (5 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9949: nice grid. didn't accept fixings though (5 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9942: Nice grid but a shame you couldn't accept 'signs of the zodiac' (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9947: So birds of prey is not permitted. Mean. Otherwise a great grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9949: I put fasteners and that was rejected, as was 'parts of the body'. A bit mean, methinks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9942: Good gridding, very enjoyable. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9949: Great Stuff! (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9947: Good grid. I found the groups quickly, but identified a couple of the groups wrongly. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9927: Sorry, just a thought... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Brimster @ #8804: Nice one . Easy but good crossovers and variety (5 months, 1 week ago)

Brimster @ #9592: Great ideas. Not too difficult (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jemima @ #9945: Am ashamed to admit I know this! Kourtney Kardashian is with a 'K', not a 'C'. Enjoyed it otherwise. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pete @ #9941: Certainly tough but one category has two valid answers (they can also precede "ain" to make words. 3/4 preceded by something too. Vary it more. (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9927: Why would I want to do that Wiz? I'm not American, nor is the setter (given their selected nationality when submitting the grid). (5 months, 1 week ago)

RC @ #9945: Good (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pete @ #9192: A shame that all four sets had the same type of solution. Very tough though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steven @ #8497: Pound, Ounce, Gram and Stone are not units of weight, but units of mass. Despite this, it still said incorrect. This needs correcting. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pete @ #9194: Whole grid based on prefixing somewhat disappointing (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9927: Think US spelling? (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9930: Interminal? Not heard of this before... did you perhaps mean interminable? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lorna @ #9276: Enjoyed that one thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lorna @ #9597: Great fun thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9933: wouldn't accept synonyms of vagrant as an answer... and not all beggars are homeless (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9927: I always thought the unit of distance was spelled "metre" not meter... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lorna @ #9875: Good overlaps (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lorna @ #9906: Enjoyed that one thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lorna @ #9931: Liked that one thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #334: I liked the __ to __ . I didn't figure it out, but that was nice. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bluebeard @ #9747: We thought the fottballers were Pirates (5 months, 1 week ago)

London909 @ #9941: Wordy! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #2301: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #2301: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #2301: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Kavonak @ #9927: Brilliant. What's a Cuban sandwich though?! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #2336: Rather subjective answers..... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9929: This makes me feel old- no idea who any of the people in one group are! still enjoyed it (5 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9927: An excellent grid, thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9921: Agree with 'bible' comments (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #98: Good, enjoyed it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Beepska @ #9921: I typed Bible for the connection and got dinged--not all Bibles even have that New Testament? Thank you for the puzzle! (5 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9927: C'est impossible pour moi :-( (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9931: Not too difficult and great fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

sandyr51 @ #9929: Fantastic grid! Well constructed with lots of variety, especially the hidden players line. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Yvette @ #9931: I enjoyed this thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Eliza @ #9933: Homeless theme is also one of the words (5 months, 1 week ago)

ICluedius @ #9793: Great grid! (5 months, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #9931: (5 months, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #9930: Got a bit stuck but think we'll crafted (5 months, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #9926: Nice and simple. Liked doing it (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9933: The Watch group are also both noun and verb! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Eliza @ #238: Neat cross-connections (5 months, 1 week ago)

Eliza @ #685: How could I have missed the homophones? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Eliza @ #9928: Good, but "prime" was marked incorrect . . . (5 months, 1 week ago)

Eliza @ #9926: Good distractors (5 months, 1 week ago)

ennjay @ #9930: Superfluous doesn't quite work...super is two syllables, but if you can find a better way to express that, you can still make it work and it's then a good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9915: Actually very good, except where, as already noted, it very obviously wasn't (5 months, 1 week ago)

John @ #9881: Like the difficulty, excellent grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

John @ #9903: good grid, good explanations (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #7790: Food glorious food! (5 months, 1 week ago)

RowG57 @ #9835: Didn't accept entrepreneurs (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #8871: Yeah, Mussolini doesn't belong in that group. Not sure MEPs is a very good category either. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #8898: Decent grid, shame about the spelling. (5 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9921: Nice grid. Thought bible should have been accepted. (5 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9917: Geological features is fine. Realised after setting that group that I would probably not cover all the terms that might be used for the connection. Give yourself a point :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9920: And in the answers, Tom Cruise, not Tome Cruise. A good grid though! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9915: I second Bumbledore99's comment. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9921: Liked this one. Four different groups, well constructed. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9866: The Father Christmas group is a bit tenuous, otherwise a great grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

dainamite @ #5983: 12 seconds of easiness (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9896: I wish I knew what a meme was, even though I did get that group, somehow! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9903: Only managed one group. Was kicking myself when I saw the solutions though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9906: Fun, but quite easy. I particularly liked the ROLL category. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9917: Surely 'geological features' is OK instead of plate tectonics...? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9918: Very good. Had me stumped at first, but I got there in the end. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9921: Nice gentle grid. Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #9921: Brilliant grid. Loads of red herrings in amongst it and some nice groups. Keep up the top work! Best grid ive done. (5 months, 1 week ago)

anon @ #9920: collateral* (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9755: No problem NL YCN N CT keep the critiques coming. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #9918: "Green vegetable plants" and "remove a letter to give a country name" not accepted which seems very harsh. Acronym link very devious! Good grid though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9908: Thanks Sheep... if only my boss thought the same! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9921: Nice! A rarity- Pretty straightforward but no worse for it (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9894: According to your solutions, in the Chocolate factory group you've included "Gloop" in the grid instead of "Charlie". For the anagrams, you could perhaps use ferulic (as in acid) or flueric (as in study of fluidics) as potentially less obvious anagrams for lucifer (as per drop tables comments)... can't think of an anagram for beelzebub though! There is always "the hopeless imp" for mephistopheles as an alternative satan anagram if you like ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9882: Entered "house" for green / light etc. group and marked incorrect, despite your solution is solely adding "house" to each word in the group. As for the white / kerr etc. group, answered "joker" as they're potential aliases used for the comic book character, and again marked incorrect despite "batman" being correct for the bale / west etc. group... perhaps need to amend acceptable answers? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sheep @ #9908: You write well for having a few beers NL YCN N CT! I like this grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ginger @ #2247: Nice one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lisa @ #9237: Loved it! There should definitely be more silly ones like this! (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9755: Blues - mea culpa, I understand the premise of red herrings, and this grid in particular was most enjoyable, however my initial response (and subsequent attitude) was was solely based on the word "finally" in your explanation - I initially read this as winter was when the UK finally gets its solstice, rather than how it was intended; that this was the final explanation of the four connections for the winter group. A glaring mistake on my behalf! I will attempt to learn to read properly before such invective comments are spouted forth again. Please keep up the excellent work and thanks for sharing your prolific efforts. Just tell me where to send the beer, was at a local brewery yesterday and have some lovely samples... P.S. nice use of didactic, haven't seen that since Philosophy classes... (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9908: Apologies one and all, contrary to Blues it seems I could really benefit from a few less beers before posting - didn't intend to cause offence but upon rereading my drunken ramblings sound like an arse! Just wanted to bring to attention a more general issue of "mixed" groups - another "rant" recently highlighted a mixture of car manufacturers and car models... I should have kept quiet, as salad wasn't an impediment to me correctly ascertaining the connection... Keep up the sterling work everyone, and I'll try to play nicely in future... (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9895: FYI The club is called East Stirlingshire, not East Stirling... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9892: Got them all, but I'm not keen on single-subject grids really. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9894: Augustus AND Gloop? Not bad otherwise. I wish you'd used a small "l" for "ill" though, as I got stuck on trying to work out what "Took 3" might mean. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9895: Too specialised. I saw it was football, I gave up and let the three minutes run out while I played another grid... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9890: British and German... no. Too vague and arbitrary. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9898: Surely that's "silicone" implant, not "silicon" implant? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9903: I've never heard of family restaurant either. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9904: Well, three of the groups were easy enough. Even having seen the answer for the "Pleb" group, I'm still thinking "really?". (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9908: Nice to see four disparate groups! Knocked it off in 38 seconds flat... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9912: Not especially interesting, but a solid effort. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Midnight @ #9913: Fiendish indeed, not sure it was entirely fair... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9912: Dates... My nemesis. All in the blink of an eye ! Nice Grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9908: I grow millions of spuds (it's nearly chitting time...) King Eddies, MP's, Charlottes (for Christmas) and Salads all taste good after I dig them up and eat them. Therefore I guess they must be linked in some way or another. Not only was it a fine row it was straighter than the ones I dig. (Incidentally was it just coincidence to include the Irish and potato in the same grid?) Nice one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9755: My dearest "NL YCN N CT" thank you for taking the time to write it was illuminating to receive such a didactic comment, your alert was heeded. (Just for clarity I am aware of the annual multi-solstice events here in the UK, the intention of the grid was to test you into selecting the correct one.) More beer needed now... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bumbledore99 @ #9915: Missdeal? Missfire? Misskick? Strange dictionary you've got there. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9913: Turin typo lost me time. Good grid, stumped by the orphans (5 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9913: Good grid but tough. Turin typo but still wouldn't have got the group. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9908: I agree with SpaggBol, how can it be wrong to include salad? Yes, a little thought is needed, but that's the joy of the game . "Hot", "Chipped" or "Mashed" would also be valid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

LVGboxhead @ #9129: Perfectly OK grid, but rather obscure for general consumption and too many 'possibles' for the skin group. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9913: I found that very, very hard. Excellently constructed, but had me well beaten (1/10). (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9912: Wow, that was tough-but very good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

alison @ #9913: very enjoyable - well connected and just that bit crafty (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9902: To be fair bimbo chose her own name I believe.. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9906: A whole 1/10 for me, but a good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9912: Good! Ticked all the boxes then! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9903: Pleased with myself for getting the W link - that was sneaky! I've not heard of "Family Restaurant", but that's down to me not the setter. (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9350: I know you added the caveat re: the Netherlands, but many of those from outside the North or South Holland provinces certainly don't accept the usage of Holland as interchangeable with the Netherlands - I was born in Amsterdam so not really bothered myself, but certainly a sore point with a number of friends! Great and challenging grid though... (5 months, 1 week ago)

tony @ #9912: really liked this one - but got 1/10 :P (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9144: Excellent work Blues, had forgotten about Paris, Texas - great film - will watch it again over the weekend... (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9902: A little puerile to resort to name calling... and as for living under a rock perhaps bimbo was instead staying in school learning how to spell? (5 months, 1 week ago)

naI @ #5779: sknaht dirg dooG (5 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9904: Nice Grid with good twists! (5 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9908: Nice Grid despite not accepting the singular form. I don't accept that 'salad' makes it innacurate. If you have an iota of common sense it still works! (5 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9909: Sorry but none of us here can understand a word of Hungarian (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #8248: "tall" and "elevate" aren't synonyms for height - one is a measure of height, the other the action of lifting. Tallness and elevation would be synonyms in this case. In addition, what kind of accommodation is "farme"? Having lived for 9 years in France I had never come across this word - did you mean "ferme" - which is French for farm? (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #7559: Fjortoft, not Fjoftoft... if you're going to be so specific with subject matter at least have the decency to spell their names correctly! (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9866: I happen to also have a coat, belt, a beard and black boots, as I'm sure do millions of others... (btw I'm not Santa). Rather generic grouping in my opinion. As for "wearing" my beard, although this could possibly be construed as acceptable, I would imagine most like myself just "have" or are "growing" their beards, not "wearing" them... As much as you can take them off (shave) you can't exactly put them back on so easily/quickly... (5 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9902: Well bimbo I cant help it if you're either a hag or living under a rock (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9908: "Salad" is a generic term for a group of potatoes sharing characteristics, akin to "fluffy" or "smooth". Charlotte would be an example of a variety of a "salad" potato... The other three answers were specific varieties in their own right therefore this is an inaccurate connection for a group (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #6178: Look up! Tryst is o common word.. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ennjay @ #9908: The group with "King Edward" didn't accept the singular form of the correct answer! (5 months, 1 week ago)

; drop table[puzzles]; @ #9894: Riceful does also rather scream anagram, indeed it's lame as... (5 months, 1 week ago)

dferg @ #6174: For the answers I gave 'Trees', 'sea creatures' and 'short' and none were accepted. (5 months, 1 week ago)

dferg @ #6178: What is a Tryst or a Sttry? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jmr @ #9867: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jmr @ #9882: Don't get what link is in 2 & 3? (5 months, 1 week ago)

dferg @ #6232: It didn't accept John for me as an answer :( (5 months, 1 week ago)

Danimal @ #7167: Great grid - really tricksy. I gave myself double the time and still didn't get them all. Bu they made sense upon revealing! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Cheers @ #9714: Are the Boston Squares still together? (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9908: Fine gridding! (5 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9880: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Danimal @ #9905: The drink cola is hidden in Scolar. (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #9906: good one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9906: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9905: C'mon Pete Runder. Explain yourself! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Davie @ #9905: What is Scolar?? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jemima @ #9902: *Riveria? Should be "Riviera" ! (5 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9905: Scolar? (5 months, 1 week ago)

dave @ #9020: very good well done (5 months, 1 week ago)

AYMSN @ #3361: NOT GOOD (5 months, 1 week ago)

Yos @ #1406: That was actually very goodf, for you Steve. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Poil @ #9607: Indeed... (5 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9902: Harsh bimbo....! I got nothing; 0/10. But I've learned something? Liked the Browning/Winchester red herring. Rest was above my head! (5 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9896: Not sure Port is a spirit but good grid nevertheless! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hater @ #9889: unsolvable, just random thoughts put into a grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bimbo @ #9853: I put "snakes" - incorrect the answer was breeds of snake. Species anyway not breed, I put pioneers of flight . Incorrect inventors of flying machines was the correct answer. Parameters of correct answer too narrow. Time wasted (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bimbo @ #9902: Final Destination? Batman? How about setting a puzzle using something worth knowing. 3 minutes of my life i'll never get back. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9607: Two of Ross Geller's girlfriends were actually his wives - confuses the issue re: the connection There is no regular on countdown called Giles. If you are including guest appearances - dictionary corner for example - I would ascertain you mean Mr Brandreth, however his name is Gyles, not Giles. These mistakes made grid particularly difficult (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #915: RE: HappyJambo - also tried invidious, execrable, odious, unpleasant... solved the grid five times before giving up and revealing answer "bad". Is this the puzzgrid programming or do setters have options to include a number of "tags" that could be considered correct (and has neglected to furnish us with enough variations for the answer)? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2917: Thought NY boroughs would be acceptable - NY is after all a reasonably common abbreviation for New York... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #4625: phonetic spellings are incorrect according to OED (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9746: further to Paddy's comment, I'd add that the Smiths and the Corrs aren't rock either... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9755: Nicely themed throughout - however there is (pedant alert) a summer AND winter solstice in UK, in reference to your explanations of groups... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #6470: Platini group - answered France Euro 84 winners - incorrect? "midfield square" very specific, especially considering for the Alonso group "Spain World Cup winners" was given as correct - no need to mention they're also all midfielders... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #798: Metals group - tried twice to name connection - firstly "metallic elements" and secondly (after repeating the puzzle) "heavy metals" - both incorrect, so checked answer (toxic metals). Heavy is equivalent to toxic, and in addition the more scientifically correct (and certainly more used) term, therefore should be an accepted answer. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hood Rat @ #9691: Hood Rat??????? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

John @ #9846: enjoyable grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

John @ #9866: Very good grid, very enjoyable. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #8094: FYI jaguar & seat are manufacturers, whereas beetle & ka are models of cars - therefore not exactly related? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #5743: four totally unrelated films? surely the point of these is to find more specific connections? actors, directors, release dates, genres/themes? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9895: Footsie 100. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #7615: major/minor etc. - answered connection as "terms used in musical composition" - incorrect. concepts is given answer - this is a term for an abstract idea representing the fundamental characteristics of what it represents, not solely relating to music swing/reggae etc. - answered connection as "musical genres" - incorrect. styles is given answer - again generic term not specific to music (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9787: precede or follow? too convoluted - choose one or the other... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #5603: entered links: shades of purple - said incorrect countries in United Kingdom - said incorrect wouldn't even let me enter fourth link, just said incorrect after I entered third (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9895: Ooh, I like this a lot. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9892: Yes - very good; right up my street! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9894: Nope.....! more likely drowning in a lake of chocolate! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9894: No golden ticket for you! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9894: ....aaaand I messsed it up....sorry folks! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Spikes @ #9890: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Spikes @ #9890: Nope (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9894: ..I strangely enjoyed this one. Probably because i'm a bit Evil... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9892: Excellent idea well executed (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Spikes @ #9893: Managed to solve this without actually knowing any catagories. Really strange groups aswell, types of job? Brands? Also is oil a 'part' of a car? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9890: Not sure I particularly associate cars in that way (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9890: Bit Random but quite good nevertheless! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9875: Nice, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9886: Great grid, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9880: Sneaky but we swill let you off! I had Co(sine), Co(gent), Co(bane) and Co(chin) which got me the group but not the right reason! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9886: good lunchtime 'screen break' grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9887: Nothing wrong with chestnuts! Had all the hallmarks of being a sod of a grid, but, with a little calm and composure ...... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9882: Links a bit odd in two rows? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9886: Excellent (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9887: Chestnut, yes, but they're just so useful for creating grids! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gavin @ #9881: Good fun grid (although being a child of the 80s helped!) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9886: Ace Grid, thoroughly enjoyed it! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9867: Very enjoyable. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9855: Very good grid with excellent spread of groups. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9881: Super gridding, great fun; I had not heard of Freaky.........., so have been educated. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sandybaby @ #238: Just revisited this after some years. Thanks for your kind comments. I was one of the early joiners. My partner and I had a slight addiction to compiling the Puzzgrids for a while. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #9687: We liked that one (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jack @ #9882: Is it wrong to comment on your own quiz? Hi Toby, I uploaded it! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9880: ......'will' Cheeky! Loved it! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9855: Good stuff! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9863: Good ideas well executed. Thank you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9866: Not bad - the captain thing could have been more expansive as mentioned below. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9860: Marvellous. Great variety in the groups. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9855: Fabulous grid! I had to drag up all my old knowledge of HHGG. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9843: Same here, quickest I've ever solved a grid, but struggled to get any 'correct' answers (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9866: Apart from the captain thing it was a really good grid. I think I might just award myself 10/10 and say excellent grid, thank you! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9874: Excellent grid Wisty. I got the prison wings but didn't know about German wings.... I now do, thanks!! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9875: All good. Nothing too testing for a monday morning but fun! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9876: Some nice ideas. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Polka dot @ #9828: Ah yes,..that's right... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Suzi @ #9828: Nice grid Barry. Just looked him up, and Donnie O'Sullivan was world snooker champion 5 times! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9853: I was rubbish on this, but I certainly learnt something! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Walter @ #9828: He's the younger less famous brother? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Barry @ #9828: No Andrea......I mean Donnie O'Sullivan the snooker player!! Dunno who Ronnie is. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Frisky @ #9624: I think you may be right,toast,but did you lose a word and find a wrong one? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #3295: Wonderfully tough (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #9874: Enjoyable (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9865: Very good. Had me stumped generally. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #9865: Thank you for the grid, enjoyable (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9875: Lots of tasty overlaps. But is mist actually a form of precipitation? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9874: The standard design of a prison consists of a central area, off which wings radiate like the spokes of a wheel. This helps makes the prison secure since each individual wing can be viewed from the central area and in the event of a riot an individual wing can be shut down. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jen @ #9874: what on earth are prison wings? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jen @ #9836: Straightforward and fun (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9866: Solved the grid and entered Captain as my first answer but was given incorrect! Answer then given is "Famous Captains "- think one word is enough (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9876: Interesting, I didn't realise that Garlic was a word for Garlic (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9863: Easy, but good fun. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

nickelhatton @ #9025: Agreed, good game, but Congo isn't the name of a current country- there's Republic of Congo and DRC. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

tibitha @ #9863: Good effort (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9832: Very good, and unusually pleasing to be proved ignorant. I refer of course to the rash not the plough. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9827: Very tricky. Good explanations. Thanks. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bunfight @ #9863: Nice refreshingly easy grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9624: Frisky. Now I have found my glasses I have noticed your comment whose implication I must say I greatly resemble. The only reason Blues and myself occasionally have trouble finding our beer is that the bottles are made far too small. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Margaret @ #9836: First time trying this puzzle. Nice easy intro. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9846: Great Fun! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #9832: Enjoyed this grid enormously (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LS @ #9834: Wouldn't accept fruit but otherwise enjoyed it (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LS @ #9840: It doesn't accept "palindromes" as you have spelt it "palidromes" (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sara @ #8192: Excellent (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

roland @ #9844: Thanks for the feedback. Not only Yorkshire and Sussex, but also Avon and Cleveland are now defunct as counties, hence the link. "Gloster" is spelled that way in my copy of Shakespeare's works - a rather old one. It was probably a mistake not to amend that. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

No 17 @ #9668: Yes, the Echidna's live at No 16 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LorDaniel @ #9837: Good, but easier than the others. xD (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bimbo @ #9848: Useful for French learners (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #9844: Was thrown a little by Gloucester being spelled Gloster? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

S @ #1956: Good grid👊 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yvonne @ #9407: Can you accept 'car manufacturers' and 'parts of superhero names' as answers? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yvonne @ #9835: How is quizzing another word for Quiz? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9846: Good red herrings . Two each from the Goons and Dad's Army! Had me well distracted and I just solved it in time. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9835: Ocars? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9836: Why spell carafe with a k? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9844: If Avon is a county, then neither Yorkshire nor Sussex are. When Avon was created, Sussex and Yorkshire were divided into separate counties. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

roland @ #7626: Very cheeky! It all hangs together beautifully though the link to "toss" is less convincing that the rest. Thanks for this, it was fun. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #9836: Fun and quick. Agree with Tom's nitpick about callippo but didn't spot it! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

roland @ #7632: Most enjoyable, thank you! I didn't know two of the Normans, but otherwise very good convincing links (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

roland @ #9845: Nice grid. Finished it in time but didn't spot the "be" group link! D'oh! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

nickelhatton @ #9776: Should accept portmanteau for the green group Should accept clothing with animals names for purple group (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

H&D @ #9844: Very good fun! I found it super hard though. I thought I saw presidents and counties, but thrown off by so many. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

roland @ #9843: Thanks, this was fun. I solved the grid in less than a minute but it turned out that I didn't know ANY of the links (though I was grateful to get away with "sport"). Kicking myself about the "whispers" one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

roland @ #9840: I really liked this grid (although I have never heard of the in-betweeners). The checker rejected "double act" and "palindrome" as links, which I thought was a little harsh. But great fun, thank you! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9811: Top grid except for the aforementioned issue. Started to panic with all the crossovers, but cracked it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9807: I echo Hubby's comment. Top marks for this - like the style of grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9832: Superb and combining some of my favourite things :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9831: Terrific (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9830: Tricky. Got the groups ok but some descriptions were too specific to get a full house. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Callum @ #9821: Mint (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

H&D @ #9413: We like this one. Thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

H&D @ #9411: Should give the answers. No idea why we hot one of them wrong and now will never know! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sal @ #9832: I love this grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #9833: Thank you, enjoyed this. Final grouping beat me. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9808: What he said! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9836: Calippo not calipso ( in the U.K. At least!) -also technically the bible doesn't list the names of the wise men. ( nit picker aren't I?) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matty @ #9834: Should be "tomato", and "fruit" wasn't accepted. Also, "alphabeties" isn't a thing. I presume you meant this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabet_pasta (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Frisky @ #9624: You lose things quite a lot toast.is it the beer? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Frisky @ #9835: Should be interrogation? Neat tho... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #9636: Boring (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Frisky @ #9833: Clever! Enjoyed this a lot! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9831: Lovely. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9829: Ne'r the less a fine effort, and another piece of jigsaw for my education. Cheers E.L. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9827: Enjoyed it. Good one Mixu P. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9624: Toast, what have you done to my beer? it's nearly all gone... ... Not that important because it's wine time! (I think Pamela has nailed me.) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9831: Enjoyable! Thank you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andrea @ #9828: Do you mean Ronnie O'Sullivan the snooker player?? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9829: Thanks Barry, apologies; a very silly mistake. I feel the spears of error! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9829: Ahh...Half a lifetime of wondering.....! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #9818: Enjoyed the puzzle aspect. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Barry @ #9829: Its Witney, not Whitney. As in the Oxfordshire town. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Barry @ #9828: Its the very famous snooker player! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9829: OK Question. Whitney B_____? My Dad used to refer to him/her and I never had a clue as to the origin... Great great tho! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9828: Yep, good albeit tough! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #9798: Really enjoyed this. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9828: Donnie O'Sullivan? There's a very obscure actor called that, but I can't imagine that's who you mean. Liked the bands and the Scottish mountains group, though. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9827: Nice; got the idea early on but struggled with some of the bluffs. Tidy grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Colin @ #9827: Nice one, Mixu (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #9818: Really liked the concept. Fun grid. Agree with the inconsistent capitalisation - that threw me from working out what the group with "Th ll" was...more so than inconsistent spacing. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wordio @ #9805: Good one (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9822: Oh! brother that was harder than it looked! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9823: nice one, but I now wanna go away for the weekend and eat sweets! ;-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9624: Blues. I was going to finish my beer but I can't find it so I'll answer the point on your behalf. What was it? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Name @ #9818: Inconsistent use of capitalisation (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9821: Fabulous - I completed it with a couple of seconds to go. Great grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9823: Crack-house - love it! Good Grid thanks! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9811: Sorry bimbo, that was down to a typo as per my first comment. Give yourself a point! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9768: Clever! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9821: Tough stuff. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9822: Great fun with lovely twists. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9821: Drew a blank; waaaay over my head! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bimbo @ #9811: apparently "explorers " alone was incorrect if one didn't add the very specific "during the Age of discovery". Come on (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9818: Kept me going. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9814: As Brads doppelgänger I was delighted to get one row. Fine grid Spagg. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9059: Just tried one of the ones I set a couple of months ago and scored exactly nothing... Time to put the beer down. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LorDaniel @ #9817: Awsome! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9627: Good one, appreciated. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9624: Yeah you could be right Pamela... ... I was going to argue the point but I think I'll just finish my beer. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9818: nice idea, but if there were red herrings I got lucky and failed to spot them! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Florence @ #9627: I was thinking of the wrong Zebedee (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #9624: Smart arse (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9818: Difficult, but very,very good. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9814: Super gridding, I confess I ran out of time, but it was a cracking puzz. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #9818: Liked it. Took 3 attempts to get the groups. Couldn't work out the TV programmes though. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9818: hi all last time I did one of these it went down rather well , I think this one is easier (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9814: quality grid as always. did solve it but didn't get all the connections (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9795: I thought wooden for the stool group too. Thought I had cracked it until then. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9805: Like it, got there in the end :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9796: Had me stumped, apart from one group! Well done. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9807: Great grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9814: No need to apologise - it's a great grid. I was nowhere with Pitt, but got the rest. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9814: Apologies in advance....! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9807: Excellent stuff! Very enjoyable. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #9808: I agree, Simon. With hindsight I would have gone with 'Pop' instead of Music. But thanks for the feedback! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9811: Apart from that, great grid. (I awarded myself the point anyway cos I'm like that!) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9808: I think the music link is a bit weak but other than that, excellent (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9811: Sorry folks, I just tested this and the group containing "Columbus" does not accept the obvious keyword. Apologies for that, I must have had a typo. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9803: Sorry SpaggBol - I'm no good at writing easy ones! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9807: That was sneaky Spagg, having the planets clue when I was looking for another metal. Really good grid, thanks!! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #9734: Of course, 'Maverick' wasn't actually a surname. ;-) According to wikipedia, the character's name was Pete Mitchell. (I'm now conjuring up images of Tom Cruise in EastEnders...) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9783: Found this mind-bendingly hard - good though and well explained. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9805: Great Grid, well done! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9803: Nice; found it hard tho! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9801: Nice Grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9801: A nice morning wake- me- up ;-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9805: enjoyed this one - although saying last word when there is only one word was ever so slightly off. good though :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #9797: Good work! Challenging but fun to try and figure out. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grumble @ #9794: Some of the links are a bit restrictive... Radiohead? Weapons? D-day landings? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9800: Wow- that was tough! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9798: Great stuff. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9799: Very good; liked it a lot. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9803: Great gridding! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9796: Good grid. The red herrings and crossovers are important elements of Puzzgrid, so well done. I enjoy this type of grid far more than those containing obscure groups, which can generally only be solved by those with specialist knowledge. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hampus @ #9800: Yeah, I can see that the deity-one wasn't very obvious, to be honest I just wanted a category with "mars" in it that wasn't to easily spotted (and thus creating the red herring of chocolate bars). I thought about putting last names of pop singers but realised that Bruno Mars is just a stage name. J is 100% correct. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9798: Enjoyable change. Thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #9798: Good grid. Nice idea. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9799: Good one (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #9800: The Deities line had me stumped. Should be explained better. Here's what I think the answers for that group are: Princess of Wales: Diana, Ramazzotti: Eros (Eros Ramazzotti is an Italian musician), Mars: Planet named after the god, Fowl: Artemis (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9800: Even after reading the explanations l am still baffled by two in the fowl line (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9801: Nice stuff - stuck for a while with NATO but got there in the end (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9801: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9792: Good idea - rescued by the explanations below otherwise I'd have had to hunt you down!! Nice. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9794: Didn't accept Radiohead alone which was a bit mean; or 'weapons'..otherwise nice ideas! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9800: We live and learn, you did for me! Good one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9799: Like it SpaggBol. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9685: Not too complex but nice. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9801: haha - what fun BUT a small panic until I stopped focusing on the 'alphabet' string! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eve @ #3: CHEESE STRINGS !!!!!!!! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixi P @ #9799: Good grid, as always, SpaggBol. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9797: Nice. Quite hard but I got lucky with the initial configurations which almost lined them up for me! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9800: Too random for me. I felt the 'deities' category needed explanation. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9798: Good Idea well executed. Well done! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

z @ #9798: loved it !!! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9797: Nice one! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9794: Pity you spelled Amnesia incorrectly. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9714: Good Grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9717: Good work BigBoy! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9795: The group with "stool" could just as correctly be described as "things made from wood". (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simple Simon @ #9794: Bit easy, but good try. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simple Simon @ #9644: Amazing...... :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9730: Yep; nice! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #9796: A nice try, but a whole grid of short elements such as these can lead to a multitude of possible solutions where too many items fit into multiple categories. Eg: 'Hardboard' & 'Water line' can just as easily be 'Waterboard' & 'Hard line'; or you can swap 'Hardboard' & 'Side line for 'Sideboard' & 'Hard line'; and there are even bigger shuffles such as 'Blackboard', 'Phone book' & 'Water line' being replaced by 'Waterboard', 'Black book' & 'Phone line'; or even 'Phone Book', 'Eye Line' & 'Losing Face' interchanging with 'Facebook', 'Phone line' & 'Losing an eye'! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9731: Nice grid and informative too (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9732: Got them all except the sheep; which is unusual for me....! BAAAAAA! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9734: Nice work; didn't accept MP's but I gave myself the point anyway! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9739: Loved it; right up my street! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9796: Very nice. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9785: Never knew Garage had done a Bond song. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #9791: Enjoyed it. Some easy bits, some hard bits! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9792: James Bond - Goldfinger, The World is not Enough, Skyfall, Dr No Tim Burton - Big Fish, The Corpse Bride, Batman, Beetlejuice Alien - Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrected, Arnie Films - Total Recall, Terminator, Twins, The Expendables Hope this helps! :) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9791: nice (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9792: clever- too hard- rather let down by poor solutions. I got the gist but will now be forever wondering !!!!!!!!!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #8355: Clever. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #9792: Hard!!! But clever. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9770: Good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9792: I apologise in advance for this grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9677: Nice work. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cam @ #5594: Not parts of galaxy really - more parts of our solar system. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9788: "A low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence". (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9674: Yup. Nice work! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9788: Never heard of the "Dwarf" answer but other than that a good set with tons of possible red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9780: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9787: Clever construction, but far too tough for me. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cam @ #6681: Wow RME. You have problems. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sage @ #9780: These are good groups. V enjoyable. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sage @ #9781: No, willy Nilly, happy clappy, etc. That group is a bit lame to say the least. I like it otherwise. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cam @ #6751: Private isn't a magazine - think you mean Private Eye? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #9776: Three very similar links. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #9785: In two groups, my links were correct but not recognised. I think if the link is "synonyms", then you should accept "synonyms" as an answer. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9780: Nice red herring group! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeanlin @ #9780: I enjoyed that mainly because I solved it in 45 seconds !! My best time ever. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9776: Thanks Keith - hadn't come across portmanteau before. tbh it was just fun set of words that made me smile and it was New Years morning. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9632: A nice idea- but these themed ones can easily be too straightforward. if there were any red herrings, I didn't spot them! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #9587: At last a grid that wasn't a load of Jacksons (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #9779: Very nice idea- and a real challenge without being impossible. Only minorcomplaint was the Evolution group was a little vague- perhaps collections of animals would have been even better given what lions and bears come in!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gavin @ #9780: Great grid and very distracted by your distractors! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #9776: Goodone (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cam @ #6934: Really easy to spot the connected ones if, like this atheist, you know your bible. The answers given for the connections are frankly rather odd and creepy! This person needs to read up on the 'no true Scotsman' fallacy before continuing to randomly ascribe things to Christians! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9774: Why not legendary characters? Otherwise fun. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9776: I thought Portmanteau words for Askhole etc (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9777: Very imaginative. Only got the snooker balls right! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #9777: Wonderful grid. Really enjoyed that. (And failed). (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #9770: nice (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #9771: good one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fred @ #4892: If you are going to use French words, make sure you spell them properly!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9777: Ingenious. Different and challenging. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

donny @ #59: In the grid it says 'Wayne' when it should say 'Banner' (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bimbo @ #9773: strictly speaking one in German is eins not ein (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Concerned @ #9572: Are you alright jmwds, have you got trouble with your vowels? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #1791: Made me think, did not know how to describe the undertakers so did not get full marks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9776: cheers for that one- good fun and solvable (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9777: excellent idea (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9769: Very enjoyable (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9773: like it - got me thinking (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9774: Nice grid - fantastical even! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9777: Very Good; Very Clever! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Loser @ #9775: v,good - smashed it though (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #9738: My first wall, so I appreciate all the feedback. Thanks! :) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Loser @ #9749: Excellent grid - hard though! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #9308: Challenging (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #8702: Quite easy (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9776: I thought the idea was quite fun. It was a bit confusing at first, but I soon spotted some patterns. I have a couple of minor issues: The row with pets in it are also all things that can be worn. The bored panda thing is rather obscure. I managed to link the words, but not spot the thing that actually linked them. I suppose, if it was all really straight forward, it wouldn’t be any fun. Thanks for what I imagine was a rather tricky grid to make. Despite my complaints, I did enjoy it. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9776: Funtastic on such a drismal day- thanks. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9776: Bored Panda... Who would have thought. Nice one Scoobydont. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #8000: Made me laugh too! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda... Happy New Year. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9776: Happy New Year gridders one n'all ..... a fun easy one to start the year off - hope it made you smile :-) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9771: Nice one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9769: Enjoyed this grid. Thank you. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9760: Good effort. I liked it once I or going. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9758: The teams did for me. Fine effort though. Thank you. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9755: Happy new year and nice grid to start with. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

B @ #8000: I did not get the last group of connections but when I checked the answer I have to say I had a bit of a laugh! I never would have guessed that no matter how long I sat and looked at it. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

David b @ #9010: Really!!!....the first three letters of surnames....too vague......that's not even 50% of a clue!!!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #9567: Yes (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #9567: Wasn't Hugh Laurie the Prince??????????? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9768: that's a top grid, I went to school in sturminster newton- fat lot of good it did me- (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9771: yes easy for us locals (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9775: excellent (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9768: Excellent stuff. I got the groups, but did not see the three consecutive letters. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9773: Very nice :-) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9771: Sweet, especially as I am living in a useful 'situation'. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9769: Good grid. Fairly easy, but fun. Answers are straightforward, so can't see that any thing needs "refining". (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

B @ #583: I feel quite accomplished by having solved this wall!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

B @ #583: I feel quite accomplished by having solved this wall!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nellyg @ #9023: people play sports in a shower cap? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Capnbob @ #9679: Astrology should also be a word for the Chinese star signs (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

B @ #566: Such a great connecting wall. I think the question editor and Victoria Corey Mitchell would be very pleased with it!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Magpie @ #9769: Thank you. Enjoyable grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Capnbob @ #9715: Should accept "Mac OS names" or similar as that's what it is called now not OSX (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Capnbob @ #9716: Need better description for things with holes in them, donut shaped, toroidal etc. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9763: Kewl. The typo made no difference to me - didn't get that group or connection (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #204: I got all ten points, but I do admit to having guessed quite a bit. There are so many answers that fit into different categories. The spotted ones are the ones that got me the most. It requires you to think, but isn’t too hard and doesn’t require specialist knowledge. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #184: Can’t say I’ve heard of George cross, but there we go. All in all, very good. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #9768: Liked the red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9759: This was really good. It doesn’t require specialist knowledge or anything like that, but is still rather tricky. Nice job. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9769: I made a mistake when typing “Bond” and wrote it as “Dong”. I don’t know how I did that. Don’t let it put you off. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9769: What answer did you put? That would be helpful. Also, I haven’t a clue which one was red. To make it clearer... Numbers, Romans, Job, Ruth: “Book” or “Bible” Christmas, Laugh, Leg, Straw: “Last” Queue, Why, Owe, Sea: “Letter” Fleet, Bow, Coventry, Dong: “Street” or “Monopoly” They just needed the right words in them. I’m not sure if I can edit them. Sorry about that. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #44: Anagram was rejected and that made me sad. Aside from that, it was good. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #3: The polar one is a bit too specialised in the knowledge required for my liking, but the rest is all good. I spotted the publishers and the hitchhiker’s guide characters quickly. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #7497: I have some bones to pick: 1. It’s not general knowledge, which it should be 2. Leaf should be accepted for the one with mesophyll 3. Colour should be accepted for the one with colours 4. Structure is not a type of protein. I’m sorry to be so negative, but please make sure that correct answers are accepted, it is general knowledge and that it is all correct. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kavonak @ #9756: Why doesn't BD work? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #6333: It does specifically say that you shouldn’t put it up for the general public if it is a specific subject and not general knowledge. What have you done? It says that the group with maths, science, physics and spanish in (Español has a ñ) is places, which is wrong, the same as the one that is places. The groupings are far too general, and therefore difficult to get, even if you get them right, with the exception of seasons. The fact that boxes with question marks appear instead of accents makes this infuriating. I got an A* in my Spanish GCSE and I got 6 in this because it wouldn’t accept my links. TL;DR It isn’t general knowledge There are mistakes Accents don’t appear It’s not “very easy” I’m sorry to be so negative, but there isn’t much good to point out. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9738: The Christmas No. 1s might be a bit trickier at another time of year, and I believe that chicken precedes the words, rather than succeeds. The silent letter one was good but the Mr. Benn one was rather obscure; I’ve never heard of it. Anyway, there’s a chance that I’ve been living under a rock and that everyone else has heard of it. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Becky @ #9769: Answer to red group needs refining as our answer we gave is the correct definition (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #2312: Pretty easy. Still quite fun. It said it was easy, so I can’t really complain. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9518: Pretty good. I’ve never heard Red light as a phrase. That might have put me off. I was looking for homophones. I had Red, High, Night and No. that threw me too. I should have spotted the beans and the matter one was a little bit iffy in my opinion, but then again, I use words like iffy, so I can’t complain. Nice job. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #8000: I got everything apart from the link for the welsh one. It was good fun and quite challenging. I was expecting the welsh to be another missing vowel one. You definitely got me with that one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #1152: I thought the Frasier one was quite mean, even though I got it right. It appears no one else thought that though. It appears you’re better at judging this than I am. Very nice. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #357: Nice one. The links aren’t too obvious or obscure. Although I didn’t do that well, I got some and I managed to have a good go at each link. All the birds caught me out. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #238: It was quite easy, but I did enjoy it. Some mediums seem very difficult and some, like this, a bit easy. Some have pointed out that Replica is a noun, but I think that it’s OK as they’re synonyms for copy, and copy can be a noun. Some good red herrings, but a little easy. That’s not a bad thing as such, more a problem with how it was categorised. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9748: I thought the Salmon one was a bit mean, but on the other hand, the Henry VIII one balanced that out a bit. Unfortunately, “Wife” wasn’t accepted as an answer for the link, though, which made me sad. All in all, I thought it was a bit tricky for medium, but still good fun. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9765: I don’t want to be mean, but your links were quite lose. Even once I knew the links, I was still confused as to how I was supposed to get the links. Last words of Spielberg films just look like a random assortment of words, and with so many names that are seemingly unrelated, it was difficult to make any sense of it. As someone who doesn’t watch football, I’m probably just annoyed that it comes up so often in Connecting walls, but the currency one, I will admit, was pretty clever. I didn’t take note of the difficulty that it was supposed to be, but it did seem a little obscure, particularly the one about Spielberg films. Even if you had told me it was about films from the same director, I still probably wouldn’t have been able to work it out. I apologise. Rant over. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #4720: I got the point for the great lakes connection just for writing “America”. Not sure if that should be the case, but, either way, good job. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #3361: Nice, but easy. It said it was easy and it was. I can’t really say that’s a bad thing. Well done. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #9767: It was quite clever, but the pronouns thing is a bit too tricky, in my opinion, even for someone who speaks french and as someone who knows very little about alcohol or football, I was at a bit of a disadvantage. It was good, but not to my taste. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #9768: Very good varied grid! Liked the letters line. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Guess who @ #9732: It wasn't easy to identify the tune, but it was definitely a sheep. The chorus was three baas long.The cow wasn't humming at all. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9752: Nice one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9767: Good effort, Thankyou! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9732: You don't know how relieved I feel that it isn't just me .Was it "moonlight becomes you " or was that the cow? I tried to join in but they have their standards. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #9763: Thrown off with the crucial misspelling, otherwise would have been a good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

JeremyS @ #9767: Shepherd* Sorry! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

JeremyS @ #1708: Should be nameless salesmen! But apart from that, fantastic! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #9760: Good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #9756: Not bad, but I don't think Beady-BD works. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9756: A Classic in the proper tradition (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9759: Good one E.L. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9758: Same here, it put the wind (section) up me. Enjoyed it. Thanks. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9756: Enjoyed it. Fine grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9751: Nice one! If sad too. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9756: Had me puzzled, but a great grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9755: "Merci beaucoup tout le mond." That was for "toast" and the hazy days (daze) of sixty nine wandering through the sunflowers drinking absinthe. Cheers "Wiz", "J" and "SMcK" have a happy and lucky new year. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9758: Epic fail in the Epicurean style. Another 24 hours wouldn't have helped, sadly. Mensa standard gridding my friend. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9759: Ditto! Enjoyed.. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9759: Welcome back - thought you'd hung up your puzzboots - nice selection/styles (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gavin @ #9756: Very good. Enjoyed this. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #1553: Didnt give a point for saying group name starts with a colour!!!!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #6198: The batman characters are a bit obscure, never heard of three of them. Otherwise challenging. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #33: Fun but essentially quite easy (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #9523: No real red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9756: Very good indeed. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9755: Expertly put together. Great Grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

J @ #9755: Nice grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9749: Just just came - ignore it! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9749: Those villages sounds very Midsomer Murders. On balance I'll take my chance here!Thanks for the grid. Just (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9748: An nuffin be'e on a chewsday mornin than a nice bo'al a miwk. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9747: As a suspected Mancunian so well up on the club scene you surely didn't overlook that the Blue Orchid was one of Croydon's finest, Dead now alas. Like most of the punters shot or drugged there. I like these nostalgic grids ,rose coloured spectacles and all. Thanks. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9755: We've had a few good ones lately but yours are always great. I remember the summer of 69 very well - hitchhiking in France - bloody lucky to survive that! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9755: Great grid Blues! Got mixed up, summer solstice on my mind.. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9739: I sense (rarely is that word connected with me) a bit of mischief which was a bit wasted on me as I haven't seen the film. However I have seen earlier ones and I recommend the firm of Laurel and Hardy to decorate your house , although I've only seen their monochrome work. Would suit you if you're a Newcastle fan.. Enjoyed trying. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9737: cheers toast for the amusing story :-) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9738: The salad line apart this was a pleasant puzzling three minutes and nicely varied. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9737: Wild stuff. But if Grantchester is fictional how come I'm paying so much rent for my wife and kids to live there? Have I been told a porky or even a Faure story? Not a bean did I get on this one but I liked the ride. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9752: good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gavin @ #5667: Well constructed. Good fun (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9745: Cheeky at times but decent variety and a bit of fun. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9636: I really liked this. Definitely fiendish but worthwhile. Thanks . (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

hm @ #1437: Got 0 but got all the clues at the end for 4/10 points. Good table (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9751: Very topical - very well thought out (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9751: Very good and timely. Nice connections too. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

MrsC @ #9751: Good tribute to some icons (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #9746: Er... Ramones and Corrs aren't British. Not bad though. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9738: One of my favourite grids - and I've played a few!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9737: Fiendish doesn't come close - but very good!!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9748: Very good - excellent examples and a good set of segways (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9749: Enjoy! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9747: True Blue - Too Blue - I 'blue' it :-( (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9748: Certainly not easy - good red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fulsmit @ #9714: Had 14 seconds left, quite tricky (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Guess who @ #9732: I think I heard a humming sheep late one night near clapham junction,toast. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9747: Enjoy! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9734: Couple of good links. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9745: tenuous at best! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9746: Very good but one of the links is surely fiendish! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SMcK @ #9739: Good wall but a bit disappointed on of the explanations was not accepted. Genuine delight at one of the connections though! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #1124: Defo hard not medium (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #1133: Sooooooo hard but ingenious (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dora T @ #9732: good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dora T @ #9745: happy new year to all you out there in gridding land x (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Danimal @ #9739: I wouldn't label this as hard as I completed the wall in 28 seconds (which is not at all usual for me!) Got stumped on one of the connections though which was a delight when revealed! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9736: Piggies is a good greasy spoon near Clapham Junction. And you thought this was an ad-free site! Liked the grid too though the micro bit tripped me up. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9734: Agreed. Clever. Would like just a bit more explanation though even that is not bad. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9732: Very taken with the sheep line. Didn't get it though because of the humming sheep red herring (all right it probably is only me but wouldn't it be loverly?) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9731: Excellent but I'm glad I didn't move to British Columbia as I was considering. I've rated this as fiendish but the explanations are a cut above so well done. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9738: Tough and varied - only 3/10 for me :-( (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

another @ #583: Remote control should be an acceptable answer. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Newman @ #9736: Good Grid although was a bit confused as the movie is Schindler's List not Schindler's - enjoyed though, thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9717: Good grid, bands not accepted though. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9700: nice work, thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9734: tough but good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9732: nice grid, thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9626: 2 ways to use Ford. Sneaky. Well done. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9642: Agree with Hubby. Couldn't pick out Wacky races. Great fun though (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9646: Fun (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9722: Good (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Capnbob @ #9236: Wood line is too imprecise. Wood or wooden, not either. Lions are very obscure but that's OK (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Capnbob @ #9237: David Brent is Ricky Gervaise from the UK Office, the US Office guy is different (Michael something played by Steve Carell) (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9732: Fine grid. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9703: Good fun, but putting all the rhyming slang in capitals made it a bit easy. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9718: Oops. Comment about Synonyms obviously related to history etc, not policewoman. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9718: Good fun. Police women very difficult for me. I think an answer that is just 'Synonyms' should be accepted because otherwise you are searching for another synonym the puzzle setter chooses and might get the wrong one - very frustrating. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9720: Probably easy for Americans. I filter out to get British puzzles only. A bit disappointing to get 3 answers related to America. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Newtoallthis @ #9723: Good fun. FYI Netflix exclusives is very precise and Netflix rights are different in different countries (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9726: Nicely put ,toast! Part good, but part just a step too far and wide. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Romi @ #9735: Good quizz, keep the good work!! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9726: Part of this is accessible to players in many countries , such as the goblet line. Part of it requires specialist knowledge of jewellery stores. That might still give a reasonable chance to a lot of players (just not me) if the stores were in London for example. Adelaide will count most players out without a chance. Try something more accessible. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Alysoun007 @ #8597: Spellings mistakes were a pity. Not bad otherwise. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9730: Good varied stuff. I liked it that the sound alike words had an additional link in their subject matter. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9317: you know a good grid when you submit it, come back 1 month later, then struggle to solve it! lol (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Alysoun007 @ #9700: At last I found a grid that recognised my correct answers. Satisfying. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #9210: Sophie is his granddaughter. Otherwise great grid. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

chris @ #9732: very good (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #9732: nice one (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9730: excellent quality - excellent selection of subjects (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mr.Quiz @ #9688: Patrick, I never specified "Charles Dickens original A Christmas Carol novella". There have been many iterations of the story throughout the years and 'Future' has become an often enough used moniker. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Patrick @ #9688: There is no Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol, it's the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9717: Don't worry too much about the answer acceptance but do read the advice on the site. This was a better grid . (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Me @ #9507: Lovecraftian horror , get a life (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9716: Not bad . (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9715: I didn't do well on this one largely because I didn't know anything about a couple of the topics. So I would have liked to learn but the explanations assumed I didn't need to be told. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Me @ #9503: Made Pamela laugh (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9714: A little specialised on the Harvard line but good enough to be interesrting more generally. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9708: Good variety of connections . (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9722: Neat,Thankyou! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Danimal @ #9700: Nice wall - thanks! (6 months ago)

Danimal @ #9708: Really good wall - please do more. (6 months ago)

james gould @ #9708: it's fairly difficulty - I keep missing what's obvious - more training needed (6 months ago)

james gould @ #9722: (6 months ago)

gav @ #9717: need to review what answers are accepted.... e.g. american football not accepted for NFL and bands not accepted for one word bands (6 months ago)

toast @ #9693: Dominus vobiscum ( nothing to do with scum just in case there are any other non-classicists out there) Wiz and God bless us every one! (6 months ago)

toast @ #9722: Pretty good and just the right relaxing level for a fuzzy evening. (6 months ago)

toast @ #9701: Shurely it can't be morning already. You must be mistaken Blues, I have just looked out and it is still dark. The grid will probably be a bit clearer with the dawning. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9693: Good grid! Merry christmas one and all! (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9701: Left me stumbling in the dark on this Christmas morning. Tough grid. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9693: Happy Christmus and a merry new ear. Good grid, I discovered the names of some reindeer... Or is it reindeers... Let's be frank does it matter? Anyway it's about time I had a sherry. (6 months ago)

Kenzo @ #9713: Best only connect wall ever (6 months ago)

puzzGrid @ #9693: I hesitate to feed the trolls, but - there is a moderator, you, when you rate the grids after playing. Where there is agreement that a grid is bad it will be hidden. If it remains there is no such agreement. Unconstructive comments are unwelcome. A very happy Christmas to one and all! (6 months ago)

Hex @ #9693: This is not a cock up, Mare and Myrrh are homophones and Frank is short for Francis or Frankie and in any case you got the point for saying boys names. The mare thing depends on how posh you speak, but the words are broadly the same and the level of criticism is unfounded. Try some of ShsunC other submissions-I always enjoy them. Take no notice ShaunC (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9693: I've cocked up a few of my submissions, so, I say "Mary Chrismess" to one and all! (6 months ago)

Hmm @ #8816: V good (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9691: Superb! (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9688: Christmas trickery - loved it (6 months ago)

ShaunC @ #9693: Sorry Lindamr and I do take some offence from your comments. For your info I am educated to Master's Degree level and work as a University Lecturer so the implication of me being uneducated is incorrect. I have submitted loads of walls to this site without any issue and shall now not bother submitting again. Thanks Toast for your comments (as ever) and sorry for wasting your time lindamr. (6 months ago)

Aagghh @ #184: Animated film not acceptable answer? (6 months ago)

toast @ #9693: As an educated cockney mongrel I would like to point out that on my night I can be virtually unintelligible in any part of the country. Live and let live goes for scousers too in my book.Enjoyed the grid. Happy Christmas. (6 months ago)

lindamr @ #9693: There needs to be some kind of moderator to check these grids. Far too many regionalisms and incorrect connections (ie Frank and Myrrh in this one) that make so many of them just a frustrating waste of time for most educated people. Sorry ShanC but I think only a LIverpudlian could think that Myrrh is a homophone of "Mare"! (6 months ago)

toast @ #9695: The star line was intriguing. I only know Leeds so a fuller explanation would have been welcome. (6 months ago)

toast @ #9698: Well varied. (6 months ago)

toast @ #9700: Nice. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9688: Nice one. A very merry Christmas. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9691: Nice grid.cheers. (6 months ago)

Andrea @ #9693: Is Frank really always a shortened boys name? (6 months ago)

Hmm @ #8822: Bit of a weird one (6 months ago)

JJS @ #9330: I love going to Gibside!! (6 months ago)

ShaunC @ #9693: It is where I come from...suppose it depends on your accent....but here in the Mersey estuary we pronounce them the same...sorry for confusion! (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9686: The fact that an echidna is also a real life animal should rule it out anyway, in my view. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9693: Myrrh is NOT a homophone of mare! (6 months ago)

Mwt @ #7062: Great grid - solved with seconds to spare (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9688: Tricky! So many overlaps. Well made. And Merry Christmas to you! (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9684: One comment - One Direction - One acceptable answer missing :-( (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9683: Haha - cracked it and no HK knowledge required - nice one :-) (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9680: I did ok using the default of Hong Kong in those I didn't know! lol (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9679: Won't split 'hares' over chicken/rooster - are you from HK by any chance? :-) (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9678: Harder than it looks - good spread (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9674: A little easy but the mix was good ;-) (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9646: Like a nice warm bath - thanks (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9643: excellent and great mix (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9642: delightful fun grid - right up my street - am smiling now (6 months ago)

Bemused @ #9636: I'm no cricket expert but in score terms it should either be century and half century or 50 and 100 ...... not a mix of both? Also, slightly picky but 'snakes effect' is either back spaces or down - have never seen a game where only go back 1 space or stay on the same row! (6 months ago)

J @ #9680: Not a bad grid but bays way too hk local. Also it's a rook, not a castle. Although if the answer was chess terms and not chess pieces it would be OK as castle is a chess move. (6 months ago)

purple sky @ #9686: Oops, just googled Echidna and found it is also a mythical creature, sorry, my mistake, mea culpa :/ (6 months ago)

purple sky @ #9686: An Echidna is a real animal, not a mythical creature. (6 months ago)

toast @ #9627: I was wandering Whitechapel Road recently ( what a shock about the bell foundry closing after 500 years) but I didn't have a prayer with the answer. (6 months ago)

toast @ #9683: Not bad. Fo Tan was a bit tough on us . I was distracted by Too ting which is an area of south London! (6 months ago)

toast @ #9608: Liked it thanks. (6 months ago)

toast @ #9616: I enjoyed this. Didn't solve it all as I got stuck figuring out what West Bromwich Albion did in 1903! (6 months ago)

David @ #9684: Surely typing in "One Direction" when the answer is "They are all members of One Direction" should result in a correct answer? (6 months ago)

Toby @ #9679: Bit Hong Kong centric. Chinese Horoscope should also be accepted, not just star sign. (6 months ago)

Toby @ #9682: Cheese error. (6 months ago)

bruce @ #9677: simple (6 months ago)

bruce @ #9682: WTF are chop cheese, cheese cheese, pooh cheese and crab cheese? Simple wall, rubbish answers. (6 months ago)

ian @ #9646: Very nice, thanks (6 months ago)

bruce @ #4836: oxymoron +1 (6 months ago)

happy @ #9678: rock lobster! Love it. (6 months ago)

bruce @ #8450: a fair degree of crossover, so thanks (6 months ago)

bruce @ #8328: no cross-over between groups, spotted 3 of the groups quite easily and then not difficult to solve. sorry. (6 months ago)

happy @ #9682: followed by sticks, not cheese. (6 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #9013: Thanks for submitting, but is there any point in creating a grid that can only be solved by a Dr Who freak from Pennsylvania? (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9590: Smoots and Jiffy defeated me. Enjoyable. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9676: As I know nothing about Hong Kong, I didn't have a clue other than brands. Got the other groups though. Fun. (6 months ago)

Capnbob @ #9281: The "soft" line is tenuous at best, communications should accept inventors (6 months ago)

Cordova @ #9668: @Keith An echidna is also a mythical creature that is half woman, half snake. (6 months ago)

Alani @ #9636: A bit too clever but also wrong - a hundredweight is not a ton. There are 20 hundredweight in a ton😫 (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9642: Great grid. Didn't get two groups, but still fun. Bravo. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9668: Kangaroo, not kangeroo. And surely an echidna is a real animal? Otherwise fun. (6 months ago)

anon @ #9674: Loved it, very interesting topics :) (6 months ago)

Charaders @ #9592: fires and flog, pretty tangential. Also star wars as well as being homonyms for letters is a bit arsey (6 months ago)

Badger @ #9616: Intriguing but ultimately disappointed with the actual connections (6 months ago)

Badger @ #9626: Nice (6 months ago)

Badger @ #9629: Nice Aussie theme running there (6 months ago)

Badger @ #9633: Could have accepted County towns? Facepalm? Learnt something new today! (6 months ago)

Badger @ #9646: Nice (6 months ago)

DM @ #9646: Very easy ! (6 months ago)

J @ #9646: Nice grid (6 months ago)

Stella @ #754: (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9644: You outfoxed me Tel with the clever use of just one pocket. Good one. (6 months ago)

Simon K @ #9643: Good stuff. Don't worry about quiz chestnuts - there are new solvers as well as new setters, and even a well-known set can stump people when it comes in wall format. (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9643: Absolutely fun and Time person of the year completely stumped me. Once again a good grid Spagg (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9642: Darn it! Couldn't sort out my Wacky races from my Hanna Barbera. Really good grid Spagg, thanks!! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9642: ...wouldn't want to go 'hardcore' all the time! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9643: Apologies in advance if some of these quiz classics have been trotted out before - i'm a relative newcomer! Meant to be a fun one.... (6 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9632: Easy, but good idea. (6 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9633: Fairly easy, though I guessed "can all end in -ing" for the face group. (6 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9642: A bit on the easy side, Spaggbol. (6 months ago)

Simon K @ #9642: Nice, and thanks for not insisting on Hanna Barbera in the answers! (6 months ago)

Bill.I.Am @ #9636: Too cryptic, to the point that the whole thing is just a bit silly. (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9633: One of your simpler ones and fun. Respect to all Zeppelin fans and loved the face links. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9636: Extremely hard,and clever! (6 months ago)

Simon K @ #9636: Nice ideas, but I'd highly doubt anyone will get more than one or two points (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9633: Not too tricky but fun. (6 months ago)

no @ #9620: no (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9632: Nice effort. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9624: Three is good toast.. Kings, Shepherds , Amigos, Degrees, Blind mice... Ok so they may not be that exciting but they are immortal and you should see them run.... (6 months ago)

Like Zoid @ #9396: All we needed was the NATO phonetic alphabet, oh, and cluedo (6 months ago)

dora t @ #9632: nice one (6 months ago)

Boo @ #8652: Ballbags (6 months ago)

Boo @ #9523: Games!!! (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9624: You did well Toast! Have yourself a merry one,you are a formidable gridder too, (6 months ago)

toast @ #9624: Three of the hardest earned points for a long time. I'm too worn down even to trot out any dreadful puns. What happened to the season of goodwill? (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9632: Nice idea. Thanks! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9077: Nice! (6 months ago)

Ian @ #9349: I'm with Oli, but good grid, thanks (6 months ago)

Ian @ #9479: Nice grid thanks (6 months ago)

puzzGrid @ #9077: [Bloop bleep bloop] (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9624: Cheers Wiz. Happy Christmas to you. Spagg... My head hurts as well. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9624: It should've been possible,Blues! Others will be victorious,I am sure,merry christmas supreme quizzer..... (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9627: Oh you clever one!very good knowledge ! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9624: ...my head hurts. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9624: Its full of Pros and Cons Wiz and I thought even though there were more "cons" you would "con"quer. (6 months ago)

Wordie @ #9626: Cheeky (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9624: You have such faith in us Blues! I failed, but liked it, poetic somehow! (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #9626: Cheeky,had me puzzled! (6 months ago)

Blues @ #9624: Please excuse my typo with Condonta... I have no idea where the "2." came from ! This may look hard but I'm sure you will sort the rows even if you don't know what they refer to. Thank you. (6 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9616: Worked out the four groups but ran out of time to figure out all of the meanings to put each individual one into those groups. Really like the concept though. (6 months ago)

Ian @ #9570: Great grid, thanks (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9615: Funny how minds work; the tr***gle link crossed my mind on the back of one of the other grids recently...! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9616: Got the idea but it was too much of a stretch for my tiny brain in the time allowance! (6 months ago)

Jo @ #9615: (6 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9603: Sorry, Rod Salemandor I really should dubble check my speeling. (6 months ago)

Smithy @ #9604: Ouch....could replace "Regina" with "Angrier" (6 months ago)

Henry @ #7871: Agree with Jack! (6 months ago)

Henry @ #7677: really good, well done! (6 months ago)

Bowie @ #9612: Not quite. (6 months ago)

Bowie @ #9615: Decent grid thanks. (6 months ago)

Bowie @ #9616: Nice grid just needs to be a little tighter but that's just my miserable opinion. Thank you for the effort anyway it was nice to spot the events. (6 months ago)

Wordie @ #9616: Really tough. Time ran out for me with only the war dates completed and had the Brexit vote as the kernel for the next phase. You set great grids. (6 months ago)

dora t @ #9606: top gridding (6 months ago)

Gary @ #9613: hate it (6 months ago)

toast @ #9606: Presumably if Gazza played for Atletico he could be Fat Mattress or if that's not progressive enough simply Tull's Fat Man. Enjoyed the grid ,Spagg. (6 months ago)

Wordie @ #9605: Good grid anyway. Thanks. (6 months ago)

Ian @ #9583: Apart from GTA, thanks for a good grid (6 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #9603: Turture chamber room (sic) = Where one inflicts pain on a turtle? (6 months ago)

Ian @ #9587: Nice grid, thanks (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9605: I'm giving myself a ruddy good talking to as we speak! (6 months ago)

Bev @ #9604: *Earring (6 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9605: Good grid, Spaggbol, despite the geography slip-up. I didn't get the GP corners, but got all the others. (6 months ago)

Jeb @ #9603: Loved it. (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9605: Yup. My bad. I've moved Damascus from Syria; sloppy .... :-( (6 months ago)

toast @ #9605: Good difficult varied grid. Is there a slip with the capital though - Amman ? Unless of course President Assad doesn't stop at the current borders of Syria and you are just ahead of yourself. (6 months ago)

J @ #9603: Nice grid (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9603: Phew - got there!! (6 months ago)

Jack @ #7871: are rubbers, pencils, pens and rulers NOT stationery? (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9590: Solved it apart from one line that go the measure of me! Nice one. (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9592: Groups were pretty straightforward - answers less so - good mix but SWs was a bit obscure (6 months ago)

Debbie @ #9603: Good, original idea. :-) :-) (6 months ago)

Jack @ #8745: organs?? companies?? why not accept the two correct answers (6 months ago)

Jack @ #9523: didn't accept shoot-em-ups as a connection. other than that I would have got 10/10 (6 months ago)

Jack @ #44: Very good, nice red herrings (6 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9597: Ditto ... Nice Grid thank you! 10/10 - I like them! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9597: Nice Grid thank you! 10/10 - I like them! (6 months ago)

Mr.Quiz @ #9577: Yeah I unfortunately realised my mistake after I submitted... Hopefully it doesn't mess up the whole thing though. (6 months ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9584: Goddammit you got me thinking dirty with one of the lines here since there is also something else those four things have in common (6 months ago)

l21 @ #98: brillantly confusing (6 months ago)

Capnbob @ #9568: The meat one is a bit random, 2 are species of meat and 2 are cuts from any animal - not really the same (6 months ago)

Emma @ #9590: Still not entirely sure what the connection is between some of them - perhaps the right answer could be given after the incorrect one is offered? (6 months ago)

Andy @ #9590: Good fun, thank you (6 months ago)

bgf @ #9592: hurukfy (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9362: Politicians floored me. They're enough to floor us all! Very enjoyable grid. (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9589: Sugar Sugar, you devious one! Completely got me with it, bad Spagg lol. Great fun grid! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9588: Spoiler Alert! (6 months ago)

Suzi P @ #9588: Got the Iron group, and the Miss group. No idea about the others. (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9588: Ouch, that was tough SpaggBol! Really enjoyed it and ready to get back to work. Thanks!!! (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9587: Sorry Keith, thought I had added just Artists. Consider the extra point awarded! (6 months ago)

Smnindelica @ #9586: Hmm, I did check that - and I'm not convinced you're right about Meat Loaf - wikipedia gives me: "A surname or family name is a name added to a given name. In many cases, a surname is a family name and many dictionaries define "surname" as a synonym of "family name". In the Western Hemisphere, it is commonly synonymous with last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person's given name there." - so it rather depends on the dictionary being used. The name is styled as two names - a first and last - and people refer to him casually as Meat. However, I believe his daughter uses 'Aday' - his birth name... so it really does come down to whether you accept one dictionary's 'family name' over another's 'last name'. If it would let me edit the answer, I'd change it to last name for clarity's sake. And that is more time than I expected to spend today on Meat Loaf's names. Hooray! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9563: Fnaar Fnaar!! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9564: Good Grid. Metallica and Motorhead ARE rock groups. Don't listen to the nasty man ;-) (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9568: Yup. Got me too. (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9570: Good stuff! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9577: Yep, what Salamander said. Erk.... (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9583: Thoroughly enjoyed it - the GTA reference made me smile! (6 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9587: Good grid well explained! (6 months ago)

Suzi P @ #9578: Rogue Trooper? Huh? (6 months ago)

Badger @ #9587: Good grid. Glad I added 'pop' (6 months ago)

Miffed @ #9584: Doesn't accept 'towns' as an answer!? I also went for 'sports' rather than 'sportswear' as was being lazy but would have liked that slack. (6 months ago)

Suzi P @ #9584: :-( (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9380: Buckingham is not a famous building, it is a town. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #9587: Very enjoyable, but you could have allowed just Artists, surely? (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9565: Very fun grid. I was looking for a another number whilst all the time shouting at myself "It's SEAS!!!". Went for seas in the end. (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9567: Large parts of this beat me but a really good grid. Thank you! (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9570: Excellent crossovers, well done! (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9570: Excellent crossovers, well done! (6 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #9577: In the Colin Farrell film title, the town is given it's Anglicised name - "Bruges" (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #9583: Excellent grid. The GTA group stumped me by but enough about my ignorance. Thanks!! (6 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #9586: A nice challenging and varied grid. Just one minor quibble: Technically, 'Meat Loaf' is regarded as a single stage name. "Loaf" is no more Meat Loaf's surname than "Gaga" or "Rida" are for Lady Gaga and Flo Rida. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Smnindelica @ #358: 10/10 with 5 seconds on the clock - so perfect grid for me. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9554: I think ways should be ok for one group. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9582: Tricky for me, but I think Feelings should be accepted as well as Emotions. (6 months, 1 week ago)

john @ #8937: (6 months, 1 week ago)

PipCat @ #9359: Nor do I -Hissssss (6 months, 1 week ago)

smck @ #92: poor answers - should accept sports bodies, government agencies, etc etc (6 months, 1 week ago)

Smnindelica @ #9583: 10/10 - cool groups. (6 months, 1 week ago)

P @ #9570: Cool (6 months, 1 week ago)

smck @ #9583: very good - nice GTA reference (6 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9564: Nice grid. Didn't accept countries or trainers as answers though (6 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9566: Good grid. Only got two of the groups. Didn't accept gulf states as an answer though. (6 months, 1 week ago)

FluffyBun @ #9578: Lovely grid. For the 'fool' group, I think it should be "synonyms" rather than "pseudonyms". Given the connection though it is evidence that I have been duped! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Smck @ #9564: doesn't recognise countries - for that I'm out!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9472: Yeah, me too - sowee ..... (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #1456: good grid. disagree with Mojo, as there are other names in the mix to confuse. (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #1457: nice one - would like to know first name of Nelson? (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #1458: no complaints here - accepted green, trees, corporal punishment - only my 'modes of transport' was not specific enough - fair play. (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #1462: Nice grid - Santa Pod is a well known drag racing strip. (6 months, 1 week ago)

lolman64 @ #7692: man dont say that thats really mean, i respect the guy who made this and its a good puzzgrid (6 months, 1 week ago)

truth teller @ #7692: this is sugar honey ice tea (6 months, 1 week ago)

truth teller @ #7692: d (6 months, 1 week ago)

truth teller @ #7692: this is the worst puzzgrid ever i hate how nothing is true also glob isnt a word i gooogled it i hate this puzzgrid zero out of ten whoever made this is bad (6 months, 1 week ago)

jmwds @ #9572: tht ws gd. thnks smnndlct (6 months, 1 week ago)

Honeymonster @ #3338: V specialist? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Honeymonster @ #3362: Agree with elvis.......French words? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Smnindelica @ #9549: Would have done better if I hadn't got side tracked trying to make '_ force' happen. Great grid :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Smnindelica @ #4548: Yep, you win. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9572: Very good and tough. Took several attempts to only partially complete (6 months, 1 week ago)

Smnindelica @ #433: 10/10 for me and 5/5 for you because GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9568: Failed! Good one! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wailin Lovejoy @ #9567: Particularly liked the hidden "sad" terms (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9566: Thought grid. You kept me to 6 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9505: Very good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9505: Very hood grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Slithytove @ #9564: Doesn't recognise "countries"; Metallica and Motörhead are not rock groups. (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9566: I live in Britain's premier grime band h3artland and still didn't get it. Shows it can be done! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9565: Enjoyed the Grid Spagg. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zoe @ #9565: It was tricky in the time.beat me easily,but it was good ! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9564: Eicn eno yrreT. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zoe @ #9564: Nuf (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9564: Nice idea. Also glad to see darts recognised as a sport. Doubtful about extending the athletic connotation to the so-called "sportswear" though. Shows promise and you are not the first person Terry has turned inside-out (see much earlier grids). (6 months, 1 week ago)

Fiif @ #9566: Haha really got me on the dishes one!!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9565: I notice you didn't explain the square root of forty nine. Good to see such faith in the success of our educational system. Liked the grid and you did get me looking for the fourth number. What could have been easier? Solving Fermat's last theorem as it turned out. Thanks. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9565: You beat me. Didn't get first group until time was almost up. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9564: Good start. Keep it up. (6 months, 1 week ago)

GMS @ #9532: Teh is apparently a deliberate mis-spelling. Did this with my y12s who came up with most of it, to introduce them to the wonderful world of puzzgrid. Sorry if we wasted your time Ali...forgot to select to unpublish! Thank you though, Blues for your kind comments x (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9563: Neat grid! Shame on you, Dora! (6 months, 1 week ago)

dora t @ #9563: any grid with blow and job in it must be good (6 months, 1 week ago)

dora t @ #9565: nice (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9520: Nice despite the Sicily typo! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9528: Good work (6 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9536: Very nice indeed. The "Boot" group is excellent (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9531: Methinks AJG is a Geordie. Fun Grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9536: 10/10 - woohoo! Good grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9548: Very good grid imo. Nicely worked (6 months, 1 week ago)

pernickerty @ #9554: Really liked the prime numbers, not just numbers. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9557: Wordy! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9559: Nice grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #9449: Just did this one and thought it was familiar. I'd had a go a week ago ! Enjoyed it both times. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #9479: Missed this earlier Bluesy, typically different effort fun too. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #9560: Thanks, nice grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9546: Excellent Grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9549: LOVED it :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9554: enjoyed the grid thanks but needed to be more flexible in what was accepted as a correct answer. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #3410: Very tough grid but very good one (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #3417: Excellent. The group with 'poll' in it beat me regarding the common element. Good grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #3418: Enjoyable (6 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9549: Tough - I only got my first group with 3 seconds left! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bobby @ #8889: Wrestlemania! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9549: Good grid, Thank you. (6 months, 1 week ago)

wordie @ #9557: good effort (6 months, 1 week ago)

Heather @ #9557: Clever puzzle, thanks. Just to be pedantic, Hastings is in East Sussex. (6 months, 1 week ago)

H @ #98: (6 months, 1 week ago)

H @ #9528: (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9557: The best kind of outcome (for you) . I know I should have done better . Have you done me before with Meatloaf and anagrams ? If so my hat would be off if I possessed one. Or if not it's deja vu .Tantalising. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #380: Good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Henry @ #8494: ok but could been harder (6 months, 1 week ago)

Henry @ #8034: need to do better (6 months, 1 week ago)

Henry @ #9408: super well done! (6 months, 1 week ago)

dora t @ #9549: nice grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #1679: Too hard for me (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #1705: Yet another good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #1703: Nice to have discovered this cache of great grids. This one is the first I completed fully. Thanks for the good puzzling (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #1696: Good and tough (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #1693: Good stuff (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ali @ #9532: For someone who spends a lot of time online, too easy, for anyone else... impossible. Fairly awful overall (6 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #9524: misspelt is what is put for the last one and it didnt give the point. other than that good quality although easy (6 months, 1 week ago)

mbe @ #2052: Fab grid, got full marks for once! (6 months, 1 week ago)

mbe @ #392: Sad that 'singing voices' was not allowed for SATB nor 'classification' for the Genus, etc (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9549: Good one, harder than medium for wiz. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mark @ #9543: Good one, but "bond" is a bit of a tenuous link (no pun intended) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9546: Good one (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9546: Good one (6 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9546: Ah you almost got me with Che being a shire than a what Good one mate (6 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9510: @scoobydont the objects the words are referring to are called something else in American English (6 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9546: Nice one! Annoyed with myself for not getting the shires in time. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Slovak @ #9531: Doesn't accept stadium (singular) or premier league. Apart from that good grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zlatan @ #9536: Very good grid. Tricky but satisfying connections. Thank you (6 months, 1 week ago)

Huey @ #9534: I didn't get anywhere close to completing - but had a lot of fun trying. Very Clever ! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ultran @ #9496: Good attempt (6 months, 1 week ago)

G @ #9531: Good starter grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9536: Very tricksy! Fooled wiz completely ,iin an enjoyable way! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9510: Confusing spelling one, caffeine missing the last 'e' (6 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9524: Surely just misspelled? No double letter in cemetery (6 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #9532: Is 'teh' flowerpotmen a deliberate spelling? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9532: I discovered a new branch of science. I was rubbish at the grid scoring a big fat zero. Too tough for me simply because its out of my comfort zone. I appreciate the effort though, thank you. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9529: Ho Ho Ho... Nice and easy and sweet as sherry. Cheers. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9529: Oh it's back! That's good! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Anna Roberston @ #9534: Absolute nonsense. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9529: Why on earth did this one disappear? Most unseasonably mouldy decision! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9525: Yes, SMcK, my error. Thank you. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #9534: Absolutely awful. Disgusting and London-Centric. Who cares about London Underground zones!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #2919: Fiendish, to say the least!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #9525: Homophone NOT homonym!!!! Poor - and keeps happening!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #48: Nice one (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9529: Indeed,but merry christmas to all,love and mistletoe! (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9529: festive fun and Christmas cheers but not the hardest grid I fear - tum-tee-tum :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9525: You are not wrong,Bowie. Otherwise, good grid! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #9525: Mmmm "plateau" may be incorrect as it can do the opposite of the answer. But still a good grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #9528: Good attempt, perhaps a little tighter regarding the row about p***s (Don't want to spoil.) Thank you. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9525: I'm pleased to have occasioned so much pleasure for you, pomomofo (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9524: Thanks, nice one (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9524: Nice one, but didn't acept a sertain vershun of the quay wurd! ;-) ps the double letter bit is not true of cemetery :-( (6 months, 1 week ago)

Riri @ #9180: What's a toe post? (6 months, 1 week ago)

pomomofo @ #9525: This puzzgrid gave me fizzypants (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sheila @ #9525: Very, very good. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Riri @ #905: Totopoly eh (6 months, 1 week ago)

Riri @ #2689: Fun.. Quickest yet (6 months, 1 week ago)

Riri @ #8793: Fun fun. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mark @ #9524: Good puzzle. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zlatan @ #9525: Good one. Thank you. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #9324: I didn''t even know my own relatives (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9502: You got me Oli! ( Though I am knackered) .Nice variety. (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9489: Boots. Not sure if you realise that the classification as Fiendish etc is only initially estimated by the setter but then is determined by the markings given by the rest of us. An easy grid iwhich gets a high star rating is a hard trick to pull off for obvious reasons . (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chappers @ #9525: Very puzzling -- well constructed. Thank you. (6 months, 1 week ago)

hats @ #8810: reusing the same type of connection three times isn't great (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9518: Thank you, Blues. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9523: Nice and easy thanks. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9518: Fine effort. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9520: Good one I like the mixture. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9506: Agree with the below comments - otherwise good! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #9471: Have you come across the word "purloin"? (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #9503: Ouch!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #9495: Nice n easy, just as advertised (6 months, 1 week ago)

hats @ #9374: imo having three of the groups sharing the same type of link (hidden word) isn't great (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #9506: didn't accept F1, dag nammit (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #6236: Kiping???? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Stev t @ #9505: Good grid likes the chess one (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #3671: Awful - Victoria greetings card (nonsense!), incorrectly spelt anagrams, Cromwell the 'King' and most kings killed of 'Old Age'! Other than that, brilliant!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #9374: ruthless - 3/10 (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #6839: Enjoyable. Didn't get the parts of the body connection though. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #8192: Excellent grid - really enjoyed it. Well done (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #728: Poor - didn't like the 'add a letter' group (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #7206: One of the best out there - well done (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9493: took me 21 seconds (modest aren't I?). However, sometimes the simpler grids can be a little tricky as your brain starts looking for the more complex and well-used construction techniques of others. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #56: Excellent - obscure knowledge needed though (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9496: good, yes, but the red group was easy to get and slightly less easy to explain. fun though :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9505: yep ...... nice one :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9506: good grid ..... thanks ..... but 1 group at least could have been a little more flexible in what it accepted as a correct answer. (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9507: Good mix but Blue group was horrific! :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9510: I particularly liked one group, i.e. blue line. However, didn't understand the red group explanation? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9510: Good one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9491: Ooh, Starkey is sneaky! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9505: Tiger *** ... Memories. Nice one (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #7062: Well done (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9503: Impressive knowledge but beyond my radar, although I am now going to listen to a little Franz S. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #186: Love the comment about not knowing scissor sisters! Excellent wall! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #7697: Excellent and suitably difficult. Done it first time though! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #1942: Enjoyable (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #2661: Penalised for putting the correct answer - i.e. homophones of animals. Marked as incorrect - poor wall!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SMcK @ #1708: Very clever - once you get it, it is so satisfying!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9466: Love the Rick Astley influence. Tidy! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9491: Solid - thanks! (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9493: Nice - fairly easy but not a bad thing! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #9507: (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #6140: Very good (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #98: Enjoyable but easily solved. Well done. (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #1875: Liked this very much. (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #635: Nice and simple - just how I like them! (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9350: Eek! Well done (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9261: Really enjoyed this one. I did solve it but not with any great ease! (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9295: Very Good. Got first group! Incidentally, it's uisce not uisge! (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9455: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9469: Got the first group only - but was able to guess the connections of a further two when the wall resolved. Fiwndish indeed! (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9479: Made me think! Well done. (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9496: Good, but a little easy (6 months, 1 week ago)

STR @ #9493: A little too easy! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #9115: Suit is a jacket? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #9322: (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #9340: It cut the mustard! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jasmine @ #9494: It was the best best quize i ever don brillant questons m9. fanks whevar maide this you r a g. maide my mondai knight. sooooo gud boiiii (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9469: I would have liked a bit more information ( with the exception of the 90s pop groups where less said is possibly for the better). This opinion purely reflects interest in furthering my understanding and is not influenced by irritation at my dismal marking. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #9492: That is 3 minutes I'm not getting back (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9479: Mission certainly was accomplished Blues, and after a very tough day I was glad to relax with it. Thanks. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9479: SpaggBol, Boots... Thank you for the feedback. The idea was to have a nice easy grid to while away a minute or two, looks like mission accomplished. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9479: Enjoyed it. Agree with the comments - not too tricky! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Boots @ #9479: Agree with Dora the Explorer. Nice idea, but far too easy. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Boots @ #9489: Good, though a touch on the easy side. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9469: Good I guess,but wiz failed sadly! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #1979: Good song grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #9469: Dixmude disaster aircraft was never missing, this is the name of the location it happened in Belgium in1933 site known and one passenger even seen falling from aircraft .. (6 months, 1 week ago)

dora t @ #9489: good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9487: Required a little too much US knowledge for me, but that's not a criticism. Good grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Claire @ #9489: Good work, the classification on the Durham etc one was tough! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #9489: Good effort. Thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #9488: Having two words the same in the grid detracts from the quality because a correct answer can be marked as incorrect. Not a bad attempt all the same. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #9479: I agree Dora, fun grid from Blues. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Henry @ #7872: so so easy, back to the drawing board for you! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Horrible @ #450: Poop of a puzzle (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #9486: Bits of it passed me by. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9479: not terribly hard but nice fun idea (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9479: Thanou Wiz. In answer to your question I don't know if it's an original idea, but that begs the bigger question... Did Darwin copy Lamarck? Did they have original thoughts but years and countries apart? Obviously too long in the pub tonight for me ! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gladys @ #7001: good game (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9479: Neat idea Blues! Original? Don't think I've come across this idea before.... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sheila @ #9479: Looks tricky at first, but once I realised what was going on, it all fell into place. Nice one! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gladys @ #1942: A great grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gladys @ #1708: Excellent, but hard! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gladys @ #48: Didn't do well but a great grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gladys @ #98: Enjoyed that one! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sheila @ #6199: Liz is right. The wall is in north England. Not north UK. North Uk implies the Shetland Islands. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Becks @ #8000: Easy peasy until the last group. Never have got that last group. Cunning. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Becks @ #33: Tricky but fun (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9472: I missed that ,Ellie! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ellie @ #9472: final clue is wrong: white has two vowels, plus too many word-related rounds in general (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9472: Three excellent rows, not sure about the single letter row, but still it was a fine grid. Thank you. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9473: Enjoyed it, thank you. (The accepted answers may need a little refining). (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9472: only got 2 also and one of those was a fluke- good grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jaap @ #395: Revlon appears x 2 - why? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Daniel Winter @ #4548: So much fun, being a geography nerd made this the perfect mixture of fun and challenging! Excellent work! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

LS @ #9459: The last one didn't let me have 'Scottish people' (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Daniel Winter @ #48: Really fun, I got all the groups and meanings, but it was by no means difficult; a rarity for me, well made! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Daniel Winter @ #48: Really fun, I got all the groups and meanings, but it was by no means difficult; a rarity for me, well made! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

cerealfan @ #9416: Quite easy, but it didn't accept 'beauty' as an answer for the red row. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9465: Very good and interesting range. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9472: Clever! Got two links only!,shame on me! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9473: Frustrating but GREAT - more please (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #5241: So why not accept electrical as a solution then? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9436: I'm no Mastermind champion so only 2/10 for me :-( (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9464: Another winner - I was doing your grids newest to oldest! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9465: I thought that was one of the easier groups. However, you do need to be a quiz champion to crack Simon's quality grids. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9466: Never gonna forget this quality grid. Great variety and got me good and proper! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9469: Superb. I was lucky - got 10/10 using carefully chosen generic buzz words :-) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Acem @ #1387: Litre! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sukiyaki @ #9459: Bit obscure or specific. Esp the abrieviations and Edinburgh groups. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sukiyaki @ #9464: I like this one! Thank you. Nice tricky groups but not too tricky! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sukiyaki @ #9465: No, the islands one is far too hard. Be fair! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9449: Tough one taost. Oops! Let's be fair Hubby, there is obviously no intention to offend anyone here. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

BaldEagle @ #9455: Good spot on Tenant. I'll hang my head in shame and proof-read better next time! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9455: Nice, and "orange" is a good touch. Tenant isn't spelt like that, though. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Marc Laird @ #9459: Thanks for using me in this - Really appreciate the opportunity:) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9418: Very nice. Lots of excellent red herrings. One group I'd never have got, but it was a perfectly valid link. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9449: Hubby. I don't view dyslexia as anything to be ashamed of and I am sorry and genuinely surprised to have caused offence. Wiz, thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9449: I lost my z in my eagerness to defend! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wi @ #9449: I am sure there are dyslexics who would disagree,Hubby. It is harmless and not i am sure intended to give offence? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9449: Sorry, but I think the clue around an additional learning need is frankly quite distasteful. The rest of the grid was well constructed but you have let yourself down. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #5476: Why not dwellings? Why not just allow dig too? Otherwise great grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

sue @ #9455: good (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9449: Fine effort. Thanks (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9455: nice (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9452: Nice theme impossible to solve for me. Thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #9455: Decent grid, thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9452: Good fun and festive! Thankyou! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9438: You have plumbed the fathoms of my ignorance. But I quite liked it. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dwayne @ #9274: That one was much easier (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dwayne @ #9273: Dwight (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #9419: Could not find answer to last set which I got wrong. Otherwise the grid was good. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9452: Nice grid. Have to admit I got a bit distracted by" decorate Tina's private one". I was familiar with the song but hey " It's CHRISTMAS!". Thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9449: Dora T . Thanks. Did you know that most members of the dyslexia society thought they were joining the daily sex society? Wiz , I thank you too but I won't be renewing our joint membership even at the recuded rate . (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9449: Such a cool grid! Thankyou! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9449: love a bit of cryptic- almost prefect (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #9435: A true representation of what happens if you don't go outdoors at least once a week. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9438: I wasn't sure what keywords to use for the group containing "lake" - hope everyone gets it (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG57 @ #9417: Didn't give dom as correct answer (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9157: Could do with allowing "NFL" for the football teams (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9432: I hope you feel better soon. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9414: acknowledged JM and MG - was trying a different approach to my usual grids. personally, its the ones where ALL the boxes and one subject that fry my brain (i.e. footballers or actors) :-( (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sheila @ #1651: No interrobang, this can't ever be described as good. The inclusion of torn for tom reduces this puzzle to the crap pile. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

xadoc @ #9417: Exactly the same problems as J, I put presidents and 'dom' (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

MG @ #9414: Agree with JM about the islands (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9419: But toast,was more entertaining before!although to be fair,the grid worked fine! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

JM @ #9414: Two sets of questions about islands in the English Channel is unfairly misleading, even if some are off the coast of France and some off the coast of England. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #9419: Brilliant. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9419: nice (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smelvin @ #3258: Wrote eagle but said incorrect. Bunch of arse mate. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9419: Welcome back. Glad to see the treatment has worked. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #5584: You might have allowed "leagues"! Otherwise excellent work. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #5600: But just mis-spelling basin and Thames does not create homophones. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #5617: Excellently flummoxing! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9419: Terry you got me with the Red Herring. I thought it was a Red Herring not a Red Herring. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9423: excellent grid :-) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #9417: Nice grid but didn't accept dom as an answer. Also didn't accept presidents as an answer for the nobel peace prize group although it is an equally valid answer. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #9419: Nice grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Q-bert @ #9419: It must a different Terry. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tulip @ #9419: Terry is unreal! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Terry @ #9419: Of course! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Equinox01 @ #9417: Fairly easy, but nice grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Equinox01 @ #9419: Good grid ! Are you the real Terry???? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Equinox01 @ #9415: Quite hard, but good grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Shaky @ #1953: No, this is too specific. All the groups are biblical, mix it up a bit! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #5618: Like it. Just enough red herrings to confuse. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9417: Nice one :-) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #9246: A tad specialised (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9415: Good one. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9393: Sorry Toast (and future gridders) - one of the Blacks should have been Back!!! grrrr - must do better .... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9394: I think you've got your Chile mixed up with your Oman. Still better than confusing your ass with your elbow and it doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9393: Imaginative in parts but the two blacks are not interchangeable so it's not a good idea to use them. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9416: Well I managed to get one wrong -had never heard of contact paper! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9416: Easy maybe, it's nice to have a straightforward grid to complete given all the complex ones you can get on here :-) - mind you, it didn't accept the word beauty on it's own :-( (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Shimon @ #9416: Too easy. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ramuz93 @ #9397: Very good. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9383: Interesting and enjoyable. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9374: Good stuff. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #8794: Chevrolet and Ettihad. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #9407: Good effort although I think you need to work on what is accepted as an answer. Enjoyed it. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #8878: Just putting homophones means nothing. They all have homophones would be more accurate. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #8879: Not surprising that it didn't allow Carey, when the name is Carrey. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rimmer @ #9244: Since when was the Cat a pilot? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Older Person @ #9236: Far too hard for me (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lassio @ #9408: Will be a good lesson starter thank you!:) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sickdude @ #9408: So good! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy @ #9396: Pokémon with the accent is not accepted as a correct answer? Boo. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sickdude @ #9407: Really cool!! Enjoyed this as a brain warmer. Will be good as a lesson starter (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9397: Same here. Cheers (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9397: Me too - thanks :-) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9392: You have a valid point methinks. I scooted around t'Interweb and found hits for all manner of variations on the theme! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9388: Ah! All becomes clear - thanks pG - I had assumed that I had breached some technical or copyright type rule OR that I had made such a dog's dinner of the grid that some overseer had removed it to spare any blushes or embarrassment! Thanks again. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #9388: Have a look at the dropdowns at the top of the page: by default only grids rated 3 stars and up are shown. Grids 'disappear' below that point, unless someone changes the selection. I'm not passing judgement on the quality of the grid - haven't seen it - just explaining how things work. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9396: Found this one tough. I don't like Game of Thrones or Pokémon, and not a big fan of birds or female singers. :-( (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9380: Yep,great effort,thanks! Don't worry, some people are very particular, but IMO this grid was good! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9397: Enjoyed it thanks! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9380: Well done on your first grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9388: Indeed.advent magic, (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9396: Both general and specific knowledge required for this testing grid :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9395: High quality for you - low score for me! Well done. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9388: .... and 9386 has disappeared again!?! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9395: Got me. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

pomomofo @ #9392: It's a yellow lab, isn't it? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9395: Testing. Thanks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9387: Muchus hard. Thank you. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9385: Nice one Scooby. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

No Hope @ #9232: Way too difficult (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kew @ #9230: My RHS membership was worthwhile after all (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9388: extremely good and extremely difficult (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9388: There you go!a magician as well as a gridder (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9388: This grid is somewhat similar to 9386, which disappeared about 24 hrs ago and which magically reappeared about an hour ago!! Go figure :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9358: Almost got the Red Dwarf line but even the toaster wasn't enough inspiration. Enjoyed trying though. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dan @ #9364: Agree goddess should be allowed (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dan @ #9374: Bush not allowed? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dan @ #9380: "Synonyms for part" should be acceptable for the relevant connection! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9186: Sapphire has two ps. Otherwise good work. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9385: Neat and clever! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9386: Thanks scoobydont!great grid,enjoy your puzzles! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9386: sorry guys - auto-correct changed spelling of T word, which I failed to spot :-( (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jayme @ #9360: This is very specialist anyway - but I had a feeling it was the answer descriptions that let it down. Is one group fictional wolf creatures, one group fictional water-based creatures and another fictional creatures that signify impending death or doom? So I got most groups right but then not the descriptions. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9384: I am sure Blues has a superlative amount of integrity,even on a Friday! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9384: J R . Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9384: Jrandomuser, firstly this is just a bit of fun, secondly there is nothing arbitrary or inconsistent about the logic as far as I could see, which I have to concede was not very far due to an alcoholic haze. The numbers all refer to the words within the clues, this is a long held tradition in crossword compilation. Cribbage... If you are able to score 30 in cribbage then you stand alone from the card playing masses of this planet. I raise a glass in your general direction. Snooker... I accept that it's possible to score higher than 147 in a single visit to the table in snooker. This though is really irrelevant because the clue was designed to give you (the solver ) a gateway into the grid and the reference to "147 snooker" would register as a maximum score in most people's minds. I thank you for thinking the concepts were nice. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9384: Loved it - laughed - smiled - settled for all correct except the cunning purple group. Marvellous :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9380: I went from OMG to fair first effort. Just need to be more flexible in 'buzz' words that can be accepted as answers. In context, this was fine. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9343: You are cleverer than me,jrandomuser..apart from one group was floored ... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #9343: Nice groups, but no real overlaps or red herrings (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #9349: No red herrings or overlap between groups, so trivial to solve. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #9384: Some nice ideas, let down by (given some of the groupings) arbitrary and inconsistent logic. In cribbage, if you are including points for nobs/heels (which you have to to reach the given 29) then the maximum is 30. Again, allowing for setup (as is required for the tennis answer) , the maximum break in snooker is 155 (free ball + black followed by regular 147). The letters group in tenuous in the extreme. And I have no idea (despite getting the group) how 1000 times Booby Vee's night of a thousand eyes gets you down to one eye rather than up to one million. So, nice concepts, piss poor execution. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ex wife @ #9214: Who you calling pyschotic!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9384: ....to entertain while the puzzle maker goes to the pub for Friday pint or three,... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

HughHugh @ #9384: Ahh such a good grid, thank you Blues, perfect for a Friday evening. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9384: Having now seen your response to Wiz I note that like me you are of the General Melchett persuasion Blues. Exactly what they won't be expecting ( after our previous disastrous experiences) and therefore exactly what we will do! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9357: Excellent - especially the pub line. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9384: Another few seconds and I'd have got the ten, but like Brian I'll make no bones about it. Great stuff. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9384: Good idea Wiz. The pub it is then.... Hic. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9384: Gosh ,blues, you excel yourself! Deserve a drink tonight,, (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #9383: Technically it should be 'Long Johns' plural (like Trousers or Pants). But apart from that, what a fantastic grid! A great eclectic mix of connections. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9383: 4 and a half only by my scoring. V. Clever - should have done better once I saw the answers! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #9380: Ok, but don't see why my answer of 'synonyms for part' wasn't accepted when your answer was 'part of something' (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9380: Alladin ( variant of Aladdin?) . You are being a bit hard on a new grid setter. In the context of the grid there was no likelihood of any confusion. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9383: Clever! I didn't get there in time! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

C @ #9380: Whatsaap is not a Social Media App (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lauren @ #7048: Good game but difficult (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alladin @ #9380: "Buckingham" isn't a famous building. "Buckingham Palace" is. "Globe" isn't a famous building. "The Globe Theatre" is. "Shard" isn't a famous building. "The Shard" is. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9374: Am pleased with my 5/10 (with a little luck) and considering the difficulty. Shame it didn't accept relative or relation though. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9336: One line tricky, but good grid! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #4547: Enjoyable (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wendy J @ #9371: Fab quiz Joe. Thanks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #8806: Very clever (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alladin @ #9374: Tough. I got the family members, but that was it. I don't care much for Harry Potter. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9345: Fair comment ,toast! Great grid.. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9374: I may have got some of the way eventually,but....! Very clever! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9343: good clever grid- got half of it but too tough to finish (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9370: Tres Tough indeed - 1/10 is pretty poor! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9350: Very enjoyable. Well done. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9347: I think it is Fahrenheit . I tried some once when I lost the beer bottle opener but it left a nasty taste in my mouth. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9345: I think we had a fair chance of guessing the bus given the context. I did.Good grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9343: Tough. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9342: Got the London half but beaten on the sport. Would have liked to know more about the defunct grounds. Good grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9340: The Westward Ho line was imaginative. Liked the grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #5366: They are numerous and lovely! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #6137: Didn't accept french footballers? otherwise a nice grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #9351: Having looked at this grid for a second time, I know realise that it is in fact a work of genius. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zorro @ #9364: The US should be ashamed of themselves, littering a land that is not ever theirs. They should send Trump up there with those litter-picking tong things. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zorro @ #9370: Tough, but got it just in time. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #9325: Nice one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zorro @ #9369: Solved ! Good grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

John @ #9345: Nice grid except for the bus part (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

poots @ #5366: Christmas Cactus??!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9369: Nice! Thanks! Is it me, or do grids come thick and fast these days? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

oli @ #9349: got 7/10 because i put army for military group (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

EmmaB @ #9369: I liked this one. Didn't get the footie grounds though. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

EmmaB @ #9370: I liked this one. :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9369: Good Grid! Thanks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9370: Nice idea, but I fear wiz' brain is sadly not up to standard ATM. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9368: That's impressive,Laird!too obscure for wiz.... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Laird @ #9368: Really good one this! Did it in two minutes 30 and got 10/10 just... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9362: Okay (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9364: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9368: Maybe its just me, but I really have no idea what this grid is all about. Even when presented with the answers..... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9362: Excellent grid. Just missed out on the Labour MPs connection and kicking myself!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9362: Great mix of categories. Got me good and proper. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bamboozle @ #9364: Shame it didn't accept goddess. Good random categories though. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bamboozle @ #9368: Impossible in 3 mins - let someone prove me wrong! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #9362: Excellent stuff (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9364: Neville tho...I think..but liked the grid,thanks! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #9364: Good grid. Love the items left on the moon (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

TP @ #9352: Too much "space"! 😊 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

TP @ #9336: Phew, finally one I find quite easy! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #9180: I just asked Pamela (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Edgar @ #9364: They're "frigging" goddesses not queens (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

rre @ #8745: I wrote organs and brand names too. Also, the last group isn't distinctive enough - if pizza toppings is ok, why not sandwich fillings? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Quiz Dave @ #9361: Roosevelt doesn't have a second r! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #3: Eve...?puzzled... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9340: Good effort (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9360: Pretty tough unless you are HP Lovecraft... Which I am not so it remains pretty tough. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

idklol @ #9353: It was good. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeb @ #5461: Its Michael Schumacher, not Thomas Schumacher! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeb @ #9351: Reasonable attempt, Nicholas. And a few ideas for Christmas presents too..... :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eve @ #3: Cheese strings ???? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eve @ #9348: Par for the course. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9360: So upset I lost my z! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wi @ #9360: Whose books! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9360: specialised would be undine-statement. just as well I though I would do this on work's time just before I head gnome! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9359: I'll settle for 7/10 on this tough grid given I don't really like our 4-legged friends :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Poil @ #9351: Of course it's his real name,you can tell" (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Santa @ #9351: I guessed as much! How we do jump to conclusions! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nicholas @ #9351: Actually, Badger (if that's even your real name)....I spelt it correctly. Its not Noel Edmonds the TV presenter, its Noel Edmunds the guy who works in my local Greggs. Easy mistake to make though, I guess. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #9360: Thought this was impossible to be honest. Two groups are practically the same (folklore and mythology) and no set definition between one group and the next....three mins of my life I wont be getting back (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #9351: Waste of time and you spelt Edmonds wrong (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9351: The crazy grids attract a lot of comments! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9358: Gawd knows how I got all 4 groups? BUT only 2 connections! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

arsenal @ #9351: I agree with Wisty and Richard. Waste of time and unsolvable. There are lots of things I wouldn't associate the first four with - terrorism, Spanish cuisine, Coronation Street etc (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wish @ #9351: agree with Wisty (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9351: I once had Noel Edmunds (sick) for Christmas dinner. I found him a bit tough. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9352: FAO the uninitiated or younger members ..... Spaceballs was a 'classic' Mel Brooks film of 1987 - parady of Star Wars. As good as it was bad and vice versa! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9352: A rare slip but forgivable given all the pleasure you have shared on this website :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9352: Apologies- second Space should have been Snow! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9351: If Noel Edmunds (sic) found his way to my christmas dinner table i'd make sure he never left.... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9344: Really tough. I didn't get any of these. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9352: Ouch my poor head...! Spaceballs was bad enough the first time around!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoid @ #9350: Good one, Spaggbol. I got the fruits and countries, but not the other two groups. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Quattro @ #9352: Two 'space's ? I don't even know what Spaceballs are. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Quattro @ #9351: Good gridding, Nicholas. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9351: That's three minutes of my life wasted. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Richard @ #9351: Ridiculous grid, not really solvable at all (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Suzi Dent @ #9295: Loved this one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9342: Phew! Tough,good,though,too hard for wiz! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9350: Excellent and a general knowledge quiz to boot. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9348: Good one, but didn't accept Join or Link. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9347: Very nice indeed. Only got 50%. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #9335: Excellent. I was thrown by PEK for Beijing. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

peterunder @ #9350: tricky! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #6637: Nice. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #6637: Nice. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #2296: I enjoyed this. Well thought-out (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9346: One group had me "stumped" but a good grid with some testing twists. PMs not accepted. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9350: Cracking grid. Very tough, but challenging in the right way. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ian @ #9345: Bus route apart a nice grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ian @ #9347: nice grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #9345: almost impossible for someone outside of London to know the number of a bus from golders green to aldwych. Other than that one a good grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9349: Beer and acronyms in the same grid. Has to be a winner!!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9347: Nice! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9349: 10/10 - nice grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9348: Not bad! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick.r @ #9339: Thanks for the kind feedback, folks. Big apologies about the weather/wind howler. It's my first submission and I'm learning the ropes! Nick (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9335: Two groups of airport codes made it very difficult for anyone who is not an aviation specialist. Good grid but slightly frustrating (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9336: Quite simple but nice distraction from work. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9337: Can't believe I got the zodiac letter change but missed the Chinese zodiac!! What a plonker!! But like SpaggBol said, doesn't make it silly just because I was stupid. Good grid!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9339: Good grid! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9340: I liked the grid although the "cut" connection stumped me. Very clever!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #9339: Should accept 'wind' for tornados/gales/cyclones/storms (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #9311: Should accept 'marijuana' as an answer for the 'cannabis' question. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ouyuegu @ #9333: • rotom/deoxys/shaymin/meloetta- don't understand your explanation • bulbasaur/charmander/squirtle/pikachu- are all starter pokemon, but my answer of 'starter' was incorrect, instead 'from generation 1', which is the same answer given for vaporeon/eevee/jolteon/flareon... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9339: Nice, thanks! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9337: Pretty Silly as in 'it's been done on only connect but my brain doesn't work that way so i'll poo-poo it'? Thanks for the feedback tho Wiz/Dora t!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9339: Easy, but good fun. Feel that "weather" should have been accepted. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9337: Nice one,Spaggbol! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9338: Very neat! Thankyou... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jelly @ #2748: Bah! I tried so many combination for the keyboard except the right one. nice one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9337: pretty good id say (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Polar @ #9337: Changing the first letters of the answers was pretty silly (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #6621: "Settlers of Catan"???? Are you having a laugh? And the obscurity of the hall group....wtf? ! Coming soon - my new grid with groups based on my friends' surnames and my daughter's favourite toys. 😁 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9335: proper testing this one - required a certain knowledge and a bit of lateral thinking - nicely tricky. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9326: Robin Island was a horse, so technically correct tbf.... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9334: ...it's funny where a 'chain' of answers can take you! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9333: I'm not too familiar with Pokemon...think the explanations are not too clear to me, (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chaos_Brain @ #9333: Hope you like this wall in celebration for pokemon sun and moon. Let me know what could be improved (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9326: I quite liked it till I saw the comments - I cant spell robben island either so im happy- nice grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9327: nice grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9332: very good (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9326: Forgiven,scoobydont,you are allowed a wobble occasionally...you usually entertain us well :) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9332: Clever one! Thanks! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9332: Loved it Spagg - Thanks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9326: sorry to all :-( (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9324: Nice grid, good work. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9327: Good Grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9327: Good grid but stumped me. Comment from the guy below me "cockster" is ridiculous. He obviously has no concept of how these grids are created and that you couldn't possibly insert every word some simpleton comes up with. Synonym worked because that is the correct terminology for the link. Well done Ouyuegu!!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sandman @ #9321: Hard with all single words. Obvious when you see the answers. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #9310: neighbourhoods specifically of the borough of Manhattan, of NYC (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #9311: 'haricot' is mispelled (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

cockster @ #9329: A bit biological (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

cockster @ #9293: Why do I have to specify Roman? They are English. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

cockster @ #9326: Robin? Nope, it's Robben. Very poor. Also get the categories right - food preparation got me an incorrect! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

cockster @ #9327: Dig josh jibe rib, I said the link was "meaning" - "incorrect" - errr, no, screw you. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9327: Good variety. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9326: I liked this but was a bit hampered by the robin- I think it should be Robben . (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #9326: Not well thought out (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9289: Very enjoyable including the explanations.Thanks. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9327: 7/10 for me more by luck than skill! Failed the Brown line. Challenging for sure :-) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9317: excellent (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9316: Good grid ,Thankyou!careful as you go,toast! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9316: Managed to get half way but got floored by the Alamo. Must have seemed like a catchy title to somebody but I will continue to rent from the Impact car hire company - good sensible name. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #9322: I thought the Switzerland line was a bit tough on us given the number of countries but there was a pretty good level of variety in the types of group and I enjoyed having a go. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9311: Wow-that was very tough! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9317: Great Grid Scooby! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Muppet @ #9137: Muppet (7 months ago)

ian @ #6757: Nice grid thanks (7 months ago)

ian @ #6827: more than a little frustrating with vague answers (7 months ago)

Sadia Khan @ #9311: Bloody ridiculous (7 months ago)

Hubby @ #9308: Thanks for the comments. Played loads of grids so thought I should create one at some point. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9288: Very well done. Super grid (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9295: Good grid. Beat me. (7 months ago)

Hubby @ #9310: I found this tough but I liked that. Thanks!! (7 months ago)

Ash @ #9313: Little bit of fun (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9295: Nice! (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9309: Enjoyable! (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9311: Hard and wordy. Had me completely flummoxed! (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9309: 7/10 for me (pleased with that) - like the style of construction (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9308: 7/10 for me as sport is not my forte. Excellent cross-overs almost too many! (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9310: 6/10 for me - tricky but more obvious once the failed groups had been arranged. Well done. (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9308: Solid - 10/0 for me enjoyable! (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9308: Enjoyable and well constructed. (7 months ago)

Hubby @ #9300: Great grid. Didn't solve it but really enjoyed working on it. (7 months ago)

pomomofo @ #9283: nailed it to the wall (7 months ago)

pomomofo @ #9289: nailed it (7 months ago)

pomomofo @ #9295: Nailed it to the table (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9300: Nice one E L - nearly got it all but my 'first' guess was wrong! ;-) (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9293: It is Chichester. (7 months ago)

toast @ #9284: The place name line is a bit of a minefield depending on who you listen to - Marylebone for instance is not the subject of universal agreement. However that doesn't spoil the grid and the Mainwaring line is excellent. (7 months ago)

Sadgitess @ #9293: Oops! Meant Chicester of course... (7 months ago)

Sadgitess @ #9293: Isn't it Chichester not Cicester? (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9293: Easy, but fun. It's Worcestershire sauce not Worcester sauce. (7 months ago)

Jules @ #9293: Quite simple but good . Roman towns could have had a couple of other answers to it (7 months ago)

Danny @ #9287: Don't like this kind of grid. (7 months ago)

Danny @ #9292: Are you a child? (7 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #9289: Great grid. (7 months ago)

Hubby @ #9292: Too easy because the crossovers were limited and easily spotted. (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9287: Tough grid which required a fair few stabs before hitting a known connection. Frequent flyers on this would have guessed the group at the start but 'struggled' to hit a correct one with so many options and cross-overs. Enjoyed the challenge even though I didn't get top marks :-) (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9287: It's all true,sadly! (7 months ago)

BR @ #8795: Wouldn't accept Chiefs or naval ranks (7 months ago)

Jayme @ #9287: Problem with this is that, while clever when you know the answer, there's nothing you can latch on to at the outset to get you there. (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9288: Indeed! (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9288: Simply EXCELLENT (7 months ago)

Big Phil @ #9285: majorly tough... (7 months ago)

Hubby @ #9289: Loved it!! Excellent grid, thank you!!!!! (7 months ago)

Ian @ #7704: couple of strange answers, African cup and gay gene being two (7 months ago)

Confused @ #9287: Liked it - it did say the elements were non-metals (U and Y are metals) - but could still be better refined. (7 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9286: Good grid, Spaggbol. Almost had me foxed.... (sorry) (7 months ago)

Sal @ #9285: No. sorry. (7 months ago)

Jo Guest @ #9287: Just silly. (7 months ago)

Mixu P @ #9283: Apologies Ennjay. I usually proof-read before submitting, but must have missed that one. (7 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #9287: Would be a nice grid if it weren't for the fact that 'B', 'Y' and 'U' are all both chemical elements represented by a single character AND homophones for words - meaning that there are actually three possible correct solutions! :-) (7 months ago)

Paddy @ #9285: Oh dear. Oh dear. (7 months ago)

Ian @ #7651: good great even if Brown had me stumped (7 months ago)

Ian @ #7656: nice grid thanks (7 months ago)

Ian @ #7680: Climbed all of those this year :-) (7 months ago)

EnnJay @ #9283: It's Poncherello - that spelling mistake threw me for a while. (7 months ago)

scoobyont @ #9286: A good testing but solvable grid (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9285: Good,but way too tough for wiz! (7 months ago)

DORA T @ #9283: 5/5- my sort of grid, clever, cryptic and blooming difficult (7 months ago)

DORA T @ #9284: that's a nice grid-