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Wiz @ #11797: You learn something new every day! Thankyou... (3 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Nmcc @ #11793: I would have thought 'tartans' were acceptable...! (3 hours, 58 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #11784: Unfortunately Puck would also fit into the Titania category and vice versa, so not a unique solution. (Iirc all of the relevant moons are shakespeare characters so not so surprising!) (4 hours, 33 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #11785: I think this would have been better if you had just put "Kirk" rather than the full name- half the fun's in the ambiguity and it wouldn't be making the grid too hard. ( You could also include flint, caveman, hastings, haddock or America;-> ) (4 hours, 38 minutes ago)

bonehead @ #11796: perhaps the hidden words link could be explained for the hard of thinking? (4 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11792: Most absurdly difficult grid I've ever seen on either here or Only Connect, by far. I'm mildly irritated with myself for even waiting for the answers. (6 hours, 47 minutes ago)

republic @ #11793: Yen threw me.good grid (8 hours ago)

Wombat @ #11784: Medium!!! (8 hours, 49 minutes ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10754: Some rather obscure connections. (11 hours, 43 minutes ago)

Zbj @ #11788: Good one. (12 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Festeron @ #11761: Specialist knowledge required to get even one set of four. I'd call this one impossibly difficult (21 hours, 33 minutes ago)

The Onceler @ #11787: Brilliant, amazing, more please (22 hours, 43 minutes ago)

Blues @ #11785: Claret, I feel your anguish but please be aware that other superstores are available. (1 day ago)

Nicola @ #11778: I wrote Bruce and Antivirus and told they were wrong. (1 day ago)

Blues @ #11784: Surely you have missed out the animation of Rudyard Kipling's novel as one of your favourites? The songs alone are genius. With regards to the spoilers debate... Even if I read one I still fail miserably. Inevitably I read them after I have spent three minutes looking cluelessly at the grid and then revealing the answers. So they cease to be spoilers, just normally gripes... But Hey, back to Walt (spoiler alert)... "Do be do, I wanna be like you ou ou" Fantastic. (1 day ago)

Claret @ #11785: Mike I find it totally understandable why you are fed up. I too have lost vital points due to such incompetence. As you well know these points are redeemable against selected bottles of wine in your local Asda store. Consequently I've missed out on some cracking deals. (1 day ago)

Blues @ #11785: Mike I put down as many different options as I could think up but sadly not titled ladies. You were correct don't be hard on yourself have a glass on me. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Mike @ #11785: I'm new to this but I am fed up with the marking of answers to links. I put titled ladies down for the last line, the "correct answer was female nobility. I'm about to give up. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Wiz @ #11784: lets see if others feel the same.meanwhile I will have another think about the issue. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

gnu @ #11784: I don't see what reason there is to disagree with that. How can people properly discuss grids in comments if they're saying things like "there's a problem with one of the categories but I won't say which one"? (1 day, 3 hours ago)

toast @ #11785: Beefheart takes me back - certainly not Safe as Milk, more of a red herring for the mad hatter group if anything. Mind you ,apart from me and thee. .... and at times I'm not too sure about me. It's a mad world Blues. (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11784: I don't agree with you, but I think others will. (1 day, 4 hours ago)

gnu @ #11784: I've noticed a few people recently have given very vague comments to avoid giving spoilers. Just go ahead and give the spoilers. There's a spoiler warning next to the "view comments about all grids" link anyway, and anyone with any sense who doesn't want spoilers plays the grids first before reading comments anyway. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

robbo 62 @ #11784: nice, but could do with a more detailed answer for one of the catagories.( won't say which one spoiler alert.) (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11785: Oops, should've been... I love the.. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11785: I the idea of those hairstyles, very creative!c (1 day, 6 hours ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11785: Fairly easy to solve but for soups I guessed hairstyles. (1 day, 7 hours ago)

Blues @ #11785: Hello Wiz, Thank you. (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11785: Hello Blues! Nice one! (1 day, 8 hours ago)

the big i @ #11783: Yes. You're right. I've misspelled carvery. Sorry everyone (1 day, 10 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11783: It was the spelling with car that puzzled me, but I liked your grid nevertheless. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

the big i @ #11783: Thanks for the feedback gents. It was my first attempt. Much appreciated. Mike - Which word doesn't exist though? The order you answer them in could be different to the order I made it so the third or second lines could vary. And which answer is too limited? Can I change it after it's been submitted? On that note, wiz. 'vary - differ in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class' (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11784: You are getting your Pease mixed up with your Bottoms. Pease blossom!,,,,, (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Mike @ #11783: One of the words to be made in the 3rd line does not exist in any dictionary and the answer to the second line is too limite. (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11779: Ian! So did you know 8ball's film by any chance? (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11783: Nice one...tho,did you mean 'very'? (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Timmy @ #11778: Why is Antivirus wrong? (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Ian @ #11779: Nice grid, glad I'm a film buff (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11779: Really? Haven't heard of it, it sounds memorable.indeed. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Bumwash @ #4535: Oi! Anthony Hopkins wasn't in Troy! Did you mean Thor? Or are you mixing him up with Brian Cox? SORT IT OUT (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Oliver @ #11728: Another good one (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Oliver @ #11727: Good one (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Fran Jeeson Neilsen @ #11781: Grid crimes (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Gildawie @ #3454: Got the board right but only two links right?? (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Yoko @ #11764: Would have been nice to have had some Japanese Prime Ministers included. (2 days, 6 hours ago)

knife @ #11627: Agreed! Neat and well explained (2 days, 6 hours ago)

knife @ #11625: Well thought out but lacking in variety. And having a spelling mistake (see Wiz) in a grid about spelling is a bit hairy (2 days, 6 hours ago)

8ball @ #11779: "Please" - No I remember the title clearly. It was a comedy starring Adam Sandler as an interpreter who inadvertently caused a nuclear war. I'm not usually a fan of his work but that was a rare hit on his part. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Marvin @ #11780: Debut albums seems a bit vague. Liked the other groups (2 days, 8 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11781: Mostly pretty good, but I don't think I've heard of any of those chocolate bars. Yorkie but not york. Dove is a soap. Is this US? (2 days, 9 hours ago)

NAB @ #11764: Too US focused. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Phil @ #3456: Roman deities are also planets (though one is fictional) (2 days, 13 hours ago)

Please @ #11779: 8ball,your memory did not include the title! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

8ball @ #11779: Nice red herrings, Bad Interpreter was a hilarious film from what I remember of it. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Chigley @ #11779: Fun. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

Dave @ #11778: Too easy (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Dave @ #11773: Utter rubbish (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Noel @ #11763: Nice one bro. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Horatio @ #11777: Bob's right, it's Nelson's column. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11778: Bruce should be acceptable (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Chigley @ #11776: Good! So many red herrings, though! (3 days, 5 hours ago)

toast @ #11740: Tricky one. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Pedant @ #11777: *row bob, not column! (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Bob @ #11777: Yep, nelson had two eyes, the fact that he was in the one column spoiled it for me (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Pedant @ #11777: Nelson had two eyes! (3 days, 5 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11776: very clever, but the red herrings defeated me (3 days, 5 hours ago)

bonehead @ #11777: amusing approach (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #11773: Deserves a higher rating (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Mike @ #11684: the dog answer was really obscure (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Mike @ #11686: Good (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Jim @ #11764: I don't usually like themed grids, but I enjoyed this one because the links weren't far-fetched. For example, every American trivia buff knows which four Presidents are on Mount Rushmore. I realize this grid would be difficult for someone outside the United States, but Americans should know these sets. (However, I connected the banknotes set under an alternative link: those Presidents each served for exactly two full terms.) (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Nfc @ #11774: Can't see any errors myself, thought it was a really good grid (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Sue p @ #11774: Mike, we don't know which lines you are talking about, first?, third? It depends on which order you have selected them, *face palm (3 days, 19 hours ago)

CSW @ #11764: Really good -- though the banknotes one is super-obscure. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

TheChemist @ #11759: Thanks Mister Tom! (4 days ago)

Mike @ #11774: The third line is plain wrong. One word is wrong; I won't explain which as I don't want to spoil it. I also query the answer to the first line; there are other answers. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

knife @ #11615: Excellent. One of these ones where I thought afterwards "Oh, should have got that!" (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Sally @ #7529: Enjoyed this grid - thanks (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Bob @ #11774: In fact none of that row are actually words (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Bob @ #11774: The clues don't have to be words mister tom (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #11759: So there is! Nice. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #11774: Nice idea but for me, too many of the Iot group weren't words (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11774: Enjoyed but read the capital I in Iot as a lower case l ( I And L)so I mixed myself up. I should have realised as all the other words had capitals. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11773: Nice one,crossovers did for me! (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Mike @ #11763: Very clever (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Mike @ #11739: Intersting mix of easy and difficult (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Mike @ #11741: Clever (4 days, 7 hours ago)

jay @ #11718: (4 days, 8 hours ago)

CK @ #11764: Really taxing but definitely learnt something. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

TheChemist @ #11769: Good stuff (4 days, 12 hours ago)

knife @ #11612: Inventive, good job (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Prefix @ #11769: Prefixes, not words? (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Wiz @ #4252: I think some people ,lesser mortals such as I,have just looked at the grid and grouped the words in the most obvious way. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Caeser @ #4252: There are a lot of Roman scholars on this site. (4 days, 15 hours ago)

PM @ #11741: It's not Cab driver though, it's a slang term for taxi driver. (4 days, 17 hours ago)

tad sketchy @ #518: band names are all single words, too (4 days, 18 hours ago)

tad sketchy @ #4252: how is this rated easy? (4 days, 18 hours ago)

MrMe @ #11740: Rubbish (4 days, 21 hours ago)

cao @ #9977: very good (5 days ago)

AM @ #11741: Cab driver is a taxi driver! (5 days ago)

A @ #11764: You are allowed to know things from outside your own country Sally. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

TheChemist @ #11766: Enjoyed thar (5 days, 1 hour ago)

TheChemist @ #11764: Sorry Sally. I agree that it is tricky but thought that one group could only be 4 presidents, cutting down the options for the other groups. The perils of trying a themed grid! (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Miss Slink @ #11763: Niche, but made me smile. And I wouldn't say any of these were unguessable. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Sally @ #11751: Well done - the body parts escaped me! (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Sally @ #11756: Not enough key words for comic partners. I got the link but was not accredited the answer. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Sally @ #11764: No use for anyone in UK - recognised presidents, but no more. Too specific to US, but thanks for the effort. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Sally @ #11766: Too good for me! (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Sally @ #2159: I enjoyed this grid - thanks! (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Sally @ #2161: Not a great grid for me. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Festeron @ #11723: People in your family? Not common knowledge, is it? (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Festeron @ #11718: "Olympics" should be accepted (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Flank @ #11766: I never bother to try and give a correct answer anymore because of this. I just find out by putting in anything and as long as it's near what I'm thinking I'm happy. After all the score isn't being recorded anywhere for a competition and only you know for your own satisfaction. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

gnu @ #11764: I thought this would be a nightmare when I saw it was all presidents but the connections were very reasonable. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Shin @ #11766: Very easy to solve, ridiculously specific accepted answers. How much more than just "ium" did we really need to write? (5 days, 5 hours ago)

lucy @ #1149: stupid puzzle (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Simon @ #11763: Tribute Bands! Clever! (5 days, 7 hours ago)

AlanP @ #10487: Nice gridding. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Neil @ #11763: Good gridding (5 days, 11 hours ago)

monkey @ #10487: brilliant (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Alex @ #10397: I think Claret has been imbibing his/her namesake. (5 days, 13 hours ago)

Alex @ #11755: Getting the answer phrased correctly is challenging task for the setter in some cases. (5 days, 13 hours ago)

Mike @ #11755: Not sure about this, particularly the last line. I said mental activity and was marked incorrect. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Claret @ #10397: Thanks for this Bleus. Just wanted some claretificaton. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

TheChemist @ #11759: Ynot - there is a hairpiece synonym group .... (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Dom @ #11746: Quite easy but a good grid nonetheless. (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Dom @ #11758: Good, simple grid. Well thought-out. (5 days, 18 hours ago)

8ball @ #11243: Bob - Franz Ferdinand is the less successful brother of footballers Rio and Anton. Don't know about Paddy McGuinness, maybe a one time corporate logo/mascot for Guinness. (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Ynot @ #11759: Great grid - I'm guessing Where was the red herring? (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Grumpy @ #11723: When I said that the link for each of the first 3 lines was "Rhyme" I was marked "Incorrect" even though that's exactly what the "correct" answer said (albeit unnecessarily verbosely). (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Bob @ #11243: Who the hell are Franz Ferdinand and Paddy Mcguiness? (5 days, 22 hours ago)

republic @ #11015: too specific (6 days ago)

Mike @ #11763: Some of the squares are unguessable and incomprehensible (6 days ago)

Blues @ #10397: Nicely raised point Claret, my guess is probably not but the words in question are agranams of each other not a single subject. Would the collective noun for Claret be cartel? A cartel of claret.... Need a glass of red now. (6 days ago)

TheChemist @ #11759: Thanks for the comments. My first submitted grid. Sorry you didn't enjoy it JJ. Mister Tom - there is a red herring group but maybe I see it because I set it! :-) (6 days ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11763: Magical Mystery Tour! Great stuff. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Dad @ #11760: Some trick connections. Liked the Rupert link (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Caplain Haddock @ #11759: I can't see any either, but then again I am on dry land. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Dad @ #11759: Excellent. Had us thinking hard. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Caitlyn Jenner @ #11756: I love a good crossover. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Brit @ #11718: Nope, because you'd be spelling it wrong. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #11744: Yeah, I probably should have gone for something more obvious in the carpenter group. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #11759: really liked the weave group. maybe neded a red herring or two? Or maybe i just cant see them. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #11760: Really liked the corn group. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Demario @ #11718: For the icecream flavours, could the word flavor be accepted? (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Demario @ #2665: The word food should be be considered correct like, human food (6 days, 5 hours ago)

pj @ #11737: Fun, thanks (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11763: Fun,had no idea! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

JJ @ #11759: Beyond difficult and not very varied. (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Mike @ #11756: One line could have a different correct answer (6 days, 8 hours ago)

pee @ #11709: no good (6 days, 8 hours ago)

pee @ #11709: it sucked (6 days, 8 hours ago)

pee @ #11709: it sucked (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Mike @ #11758: My first grid. (6 days, 8 hours ago)

bwt @ #12: i had to guess at the stores - i'm from the US (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Berioeu @ #11736: On the third I said it was flowers, but it was said wrong. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Berioeu @ #11737: Good! Specially words before cat. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Marvin @ #11750: Very nice. Liked all the overlap between the K's (6 days, 10 hours ago)

Marvin @ #11748: Nice grid, but the if you're going to do a "they can all be followed by X" group I think it's better to be consistent about the X is a separate word or is added to the clue to make one word. Here, you've got three where the adding something makes new words, and one where adding something makes a new two-word phrase. Just neater to be consistent (6 days, 10 hours ago)

Wiz @ #4517: Followed,not preceded,amongst other things. (6 days, 10 hours ago)

Brett Brett @ #4527: F**king useless (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Brett Orr @ #4517: That's just stupid. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Brett Orr @ #4512: The language one is RUBBISH. You should be ashamed of yourself. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Zbj @ #11759: Very good. (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Electric Ian @ #11759: Good gridding! (6 days, 12 hours ago)

St Vincent Bruce @ #11745: Tend to agree with Nigeria and Gambia. (6 days, 13 hours ago)

knife @ #11589: Good stuff. Nice light-hearted approach while still testing. Only quibble (I found the groups of 3 a cheeky wee twist): I think it might have been more guessable to give the surnames of the rugby players. But, as I say, I quibble (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Ian @ #11758: Nice grid to start the morning, thanks (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Wiz @ #11750: Nicely done,Clamzie!thankyou. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Thespian @ #11743: Apologies everybody, I misread them as being the actual actors rather than the character names. Incidentally I think they've all been in Emmerdale and Casualty as well. (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Zbj @ #11756: Good crossovers. 5 stars. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Zbj @ #11758: Very good. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Zbj @ #11751: Great work (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11758: Very good. Nice crossovers. (1 week ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11751: Very well made. I didn't solve it :( (1 week ago)

Mesut @ #11691: Sehr scheiße (1 week ago)

Frau Merkel @ #11691: Sehr gut (1 week ago)

Steve @ #11751: Nice grid guys! (1 week ago)

Rose @ #11755: You kids are on fire with these puzzles! Well done! (1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11755: Nice foiiow-up grid!what about mini though? (1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11753: sorry, very poor wall. there are so many possible connections between the countries. (1 week ago)

Brian @ #1396: good (1 week ago)

Speedy G @ #11749: Thought this was 75% an excellent grid. "Actual specific animals" was quite poor. (1 week ago)

A. Non @ #11753: Winter Olympics have never taken place in Finland. (1 week ago)

Claret @ #10397: But can the anagram of a word be the word Itself? (1 week ago)

Blues @ #10397: Saxy: Thank you for the marvellous musical missive. When I wrote the grid (not wishing to blow my own trumpet, or...) I didn't even consider saxophones but now you mention it then it seems a plausible option although the solution is acceptable. Sally: You are not incorrect, but surely that is what an anagram is? More wine please vicar. (1 week ago)

Blues @ #11751: Marvellous effort. (1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11752: Cheeky! (1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11751: They and you should be proud! Well done,a good and proper grid! (1 week ago)

MadeByKids @ #11731: We like this one, thanks (1 week ago)

Rose @ #11751: This is a great puzzle - and it is made by kids !!! (1 week ago)

Neil @ #11751: Good gridding! (1 week ago)

MadeByKids @ #11751: My children (10 and 7) made this so please go easy! (1 week ago)

Narrow Neck @ #11748: Great grid, thanks (1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11737: Welcome and keep up the good work. (1 week ago)

Wiz @ #514: Albert makes a valid point,republic.Guess they aren't mutually exclusive. (1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11737: You have lots of fun in store! And this was nice way to start,good grid. (1 week ago)

Beefy @ #11734: Gives a whole new meaning to a tickle down the leg side. (1 week ago)

Peggles @ #11737: it was my first puzzle and was fun to do. (1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11736: Nice one. (1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11744: Good one. (1 week ago)

eh @ #11457: line not okay? pfffft (1 week, 1 day ago)

republic @ #11740: making a new word.6 possibilities,well done!that was tough. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11734: That question mark was my typo sorry. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nirvana @ #11744: I gave up the will to live after a while. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Gambia Rowett @ #11745: Below average, you've sort of got two grids in one. The first one with the full names of footballers and another one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11734: Painful prospect ,fine grid? (1 week, 1 day ago)

republic @ #11744: upgrade to fiendish :-) i found that tough (1 week, 1 day ago)

J @ #11714: Very good, one of the best I've played (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11743: I suppose they weren't really red herrings in a way,sorry.but... Was Thespian joking? Guess so! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Thespian @ #11743: Shows tremendous versatility that these four actors can switch between Cockney and Northern accents so easily! Hats off to them. (1 week, 1 day ago)

WG Lace @ #11734: Lovely stuff. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11743: Therefore we have red herrings,bonehead, also,spoiler! (1 week, 1 day ago)

bonehead @ #11743: pat michelle sarah peter have all been characters in EastEnders as well. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nigeria Clough @ #11745: Poor. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11745: Clever tho Schwarzer means black man I think? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bream @ #11741: Sounds a bit fishy to me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

tim @ #11704: Great collection , thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

Stephen fry @ #11745: Jaap Stam auto corrected to Japan. Apologies. Hope it didn't spoil the grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

Covfefe @ #11745: Excellent (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sue perkins @ #11745: Really good grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

tim @ #11734: cricket and lingerie, ideal combination,great thanks.. (1 week, 1 day ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11736: Blue baby? I would be very concerned if my baby were blue. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11744: Nice one,classy and classy grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I have noticed that there are quite a few grids like this,without red herrings,as far as I can see. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #5366: Lovely grid, lots of red herrings! The countries foxed me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee dee @ #583: Good one (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee dee @ #48: Only got 2 but fab grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee dee @ #98: Enjoyed this one (1 week, 1 day ago)

Ryedrop @ #1940: Doughboy...my thoughts completely! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee dee @ #11730: Tricky (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee dee @ #11742: Brilliant - I liked the groups of fives (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee dee @ #11743: This was good fun. I can't figure out the last link though (1 week, 1 day ago)

knife @ #11582: Good stuff (1 week, 1 day ago)

Liz @ #11741: The clues are general references to the thingies. For me the important thing is that this does not bring about any ambiguity BETWEEN the groups. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Albert @ #514: She was also Empress of India. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Lexxy @ #11735: Unlucky. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RowG @ #11735: Didn't accept climatic regions (1 week, 1 day ago)

republic @ #514: Victoria was queen of great britain. (1 week, 1 day ago)

scotland @ #435: didn't allow "phonetic" as an answer (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I see what you mean,George, but I disagree. Intuitively they fitted together for me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I see what you mean,George, but I disagree. Intuitively they fitted together for me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

george @ #11741: think the connections are a bit vague. they should all fit into one category of thing, really, so a description of a profession and someone from profession aren't really a proper group. e.g. I'd decided M**** h*** t** K******** & C*b** couldn't be in the same group because they're not examples of a shared thing. (1 week, 1 day ago)

LRCS @ #2297: Good (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11741: A fun grid to start my day... (1 week, 1 day ago)

Zbj @ #11741: Nice one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #11738: Not enough keywords methinks. According to answere I got 2 groups out of the four. I believe I gave satisfactory answers to all four groups. Otherwise a reasonable grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Sweeney Todd @ #11714: A cut above the rest. (1 week, 2 days ago)

AlanP @ #4351: Need to chill out, this is over two years old and is still on the good page despite the comments. (1 week, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #11738: woodwork, metalwork earthwork,waterworks....... (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11729: I guess that's technically correct tho it may seem harsh to you! (1 week, 2 days ago)

tspan @ #11730: Great concept (1 week, 2 days ago)

Brett Orr @ #4351: Learn to spell (1 week, 2 days ago)

non metal head @ #10853: too focused on one theme (1 week, 2 days ago)

et cetera @ #11729: I would consider my answer to the children's writers group wholly correct! I was however, told it was incorrect, as "children's authors", and "authors of children's books", are unequal terms. (1 week, 2 days ago)

X @ #3712: Lost a point because I put actors in the category actors in pulp fiction. (1 week, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #11502: Very clever! (1 week, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #11504: Good one! (1 week, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #11506: A good grid. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Grumpy @ #11572: Hungarian not acceptable?? Otherwise great (1 week, 2 days ago)

elspanielo @ #11732: It's-a Mario. Love it! Stumped me on the jobs. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Balotelli @ #11732: And Mario is? (1 week, 3 days ago)

whatever @ #11732: And Mario is? (1 week, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #11732: And Mario is? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11733: What a pickle. (1 week, 3 days ago)

smh @ #11733: Morcombe (1 week, 3 days ago)

p @ #11673: Mm (1 week, 3 days ago)

Alcorsa @ #11733: Sorry meant Fleetwood Mac. (1 week, 3 days ago)

je @ #11730: good stuff (1 week, 3 days ago)

chris @ #11733: fleetwood mac , not pink floyd (1 week, 3 days ago)

Oriam @ #11732: It's all about me being bewitched, bothered and bewildered. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lil @ #11732: Great quiz. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Ziggi @ #9507: What is lovecraftian horror? (1 week, 3 days ago)

WG Grace @ #11714: My favourite grid of all time. (1 week, 3 days ago)

knife @ #11572: Well thought out, misleading all over the place. Good work. (1 week, 3 days ago)

elspanielo @ #11700: Loved this one! (1 week, 3 days ago)

AlanP @ #11729: Fairly easy grid partly because the four and only place names are connected. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11707: It was an imaginative grid I thought. Enjoyed, red herrings good. (1 week, 3 days ago)

betty @ #11707: Poor grid. specially the Trump stuff. (1 week, 3 days ago)

betty @ #11711: 'Poly' is not a word. Usually a prefix. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rosie @ #11729: Names one quite hard but a great grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

Goatee @ #11714: This one grows on you. (1 week, 3 days ago)

vlad @ #11714: way too vague (1 week, 4 days ago)

James @ #11667: The birds fly south for winter (1 week, 4 days ago)

beards @ #11714: too vague (1 week, 4 days ago)

WiZ @ #11716: Imperial College University l believe. (1 week, 4 days ago)

WiZ @ #11717: Yes, I liked it too.. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #11697: Maybe not major but Chelmsford, Google tells me. (1 week, 4 days ago)

x @ #11697: A major shopping centre called Meadowside? Where? (1 week, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #11554: Tricky but fun! (1 week, 4 days ago)

J @ #11709: Poor grid imo, spelling mistakes and obvious links for the only four place names. Also put in beards for that connection and that was wrong somehow. (1 week, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #11572: Very clever! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Si @ #11709: Good effort (1 week, 4 days ago)

Si @ #11718: Cool (1 week, 4 days ago)

Si @ #11718: Cool (1 week, 4 days ago)

Rosie @ #11717: Clever , like it (1 week, 4 days ago)

Rosie @ #11709: A very good five star quality grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #11714: Neat grid! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sally @ #3113: (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sally @ #1085: Football clubs threw me! Otherwise a good grid. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sally @ #1090: Cracking grid - need to try the cocktails! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sally @ #1091: Great grid - really enjoyed this one, thanks. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sally @ #1093: A bit obtuse! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sally @ #1095: Some excellent red h earrings - well done! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sally @ #1096: The Japanese link got me! A great grid, well done. (1 week, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #11716: Is "imperial" a University? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fantom @ #11709: Warwickshire play as Birmingham in T20 Big Blast. (1 week, 5 days ago)

bunbury @ #11709: at least 2 spelling mistakes - Ramsay & Blumenthal (1 week, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #11561: That's just aswell really. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pope Francis @ #11561: Be assured I am a Roman Catholic everybody. (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11690: Clever! (1 week, 5 days ago)

AJ @ #11354: Good grid but should accept Native American tribes. (1 week, 5 days ago)

AJ @ #10833: Would not accept "cricket commentator" or "villain" as correct answer (although l accept that Bond villain is more specific). (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lieven @ #11711: Nice. Some nice red herrings (1 week, 5 days ago)

Zbj @ #11711: Nice one. (1 week, 5 days ago)

mr angry @ #1806: What a load of rubbish – vague, meaningless groups. FTP is a facility? Issues constitutes a group? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pol @ #11695: Sue see spoiler thread? (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11695: Loved the 'lion' one! (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11699: Fun! (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11701: Clever! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Win @ #11704: Thank god for Darwin. (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11708: Enjoyable! (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11704: Love Darwin's comment! (1 week, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #11705: Very clever. Especially liked burgundy even tho' I didn't guess it! (1 week, 5 days ago)

knife @ #11561: Sorry, but I think "songs that sound catholic" or whatever is just a bit too tenuous (1 week, 5 days ago)

JeSuis @ #11707: Damn, knew I was missing something...!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

AlanP @ #11711: Monkey would have been better than a couple which are less common. Nonetheless a very good grid. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dom @ #11709: Heston BLUMENTHAL!!! Spell his name correctly ffs. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #11699: Charlie Brooker? And? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11712: It's not the normal kind of grid it's true. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11699: Pedant, that happened to me too. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #6505: Think I would have done better if I'd ever watched Futurama! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #6511: Think cookery terms should have been accepted for the last category. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #6513: Answers definitely need to be broadened if 'vw models' not acceptable. Also agree that 'sports' should be an acceptable answer. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Biffo @ #11712: You're either going to get 0/10 or 10/10 for this, making you happy or a bit miffed. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Chaz @ #11699: Worth pointing out that Charlie Brooker has two legs. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11712: I have indeed. (1 week, 6 days ago)

covfefe @ #11712: Wiz, have you ever seen anything you didn't like? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11712: I don't think Alcorsa will lose any sleep over that .neat idea. (1 week, 6 days ago)

covfefe @ #11712: Genuinely the worst grid I've ever seen. (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11560: Yes, excellent. Way too hard for me but all the solutions made eminent sense, so bravo. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pedant @ #11709: *gordon Ramsay. And I'm not touching blumentine with a ten foot pole. Side note: only four place names and they are indeed connected, come on. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Covfefe @ #11707: Covfefe again!,,,,, (1 week, 6 days ago)

Cofvfefe fan @ #11707: Covfefe (1 week, 6 days ago)

#covfefe @ #11707: Covfefe (1 week, 6 days ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11709: 5 stars just for Heston Blumentine (1 week, 6 days ago)

AlanP @ #11693: Flora buttery spread mmmmm. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11697: There is a Meadowside too tho? (1 week, 6 days ago)

x @ #11697: did you mean Meadowhall? (1 week, 6 days ago)

x @ #11693: flora's not butter (1 week, 6 days ago)

toast @ #11690: Well done (1 week, 6 days ago)

anthony danton @ #11703: some are hard (1 week, 6 days ago)

Rosie guard @ #11564: Very good and fun (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11558: This another kid of grid that works without crossovers? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11702: I lost my z . (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wi @ #11702: I guess the spoiler thing is a lot to ask regrettably (1 week, 6 days ago)

AlanP @ #11706: Excellent grid , to be sure. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Aran @ #10061: words without 'er' at the end - naaaaah (1 week, 6 days ago)

Aran @ #11224: Beer Hall? .. What's a beer hall? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Darwin @ #11704: Thank god for this grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Alez @ #11558: Everyone but me! (1 week, 6 days ago)

No @ #11645: Yes (2 weeks ago)

Bunfight @ #11697: Enjoyed this one (2 weeks ago)

Sindy Looper @ #11705: So very clever x (2 weeks ago)

Graham Linehan @ #11558: Everybody knows pat mustard!! (2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11558: More explanations would have been appreciated. For example, I doubt too many people know that Pat Mustard was a milkman in an episode of Father Ted. By chance I did know that but was clueless about some of the others. If the links are too obscure, the fun factor sinks. (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11687: Your thesaurus tho, maybe bin that mate. (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11698: This is a very good grid (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11702: If you haven't seen the sixth sense, Bruce Willis is dead the whole time (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11702: Try doing the grid before reading the comments then if it ruins your day that much (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11699: Ditto (2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11699: Hills and Brooker, assuming we are talking about Adam hills and alex Brooker, should be two legs. (They each only have one leg) this error spoilt the grid for me as I kept putting them in a two leg group) (2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11702: Spoilers! They do spoil... (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11702: Ah yes, beefeater gin. I stand corrected. The two card games may also cause a distraction. More depth than I first thought (2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11702: I can see one red herring which is a really good one. (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11700: Really enjoyed this one. Excellent (2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11702: Maybe I've missed them, but there doesn't seem to be any red herrings or crossovers. Not that these are required but they do add some depth to a grid (2 weeks ago)

Suzie @ #11702: Great Grid !! :-) (2 weeks ago)

Doge @ #11700: Such crossovers much wow (2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #46: Super! (2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #48: Stumped me completely but excellent! (2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11698: Fun and testing! (2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11693: It depends where you cross it...i.e. Which country! (2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #59: Fun! (2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11693: Depends on whether you cross it's path. (2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #76: I enjoyed this one! (2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #85: Enjoyed this grid and learned about Christmas Jones! (2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11693: But! ...I may be wrong.... (2 weeks ago)

Narrow Neck @ #11689: Loved the Phil 'The Power' and Robin Hood in green red herrings. Nice grid, thanks. (2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11692: Good one. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11693: Good,but i disagree about the black cat. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

EA Sports @ #9747: Mardy66 aka. SMcK, no that was obscure whether you knew it or not. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Blues @ #11695: Toast... No offers so far but hope springs eternal. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11667: Fernando now appears to be joining Galatasaray... :( (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #11695: Nicely knitted grid. Unravelled it just in time. Best of luck in your game of find the lady. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mardy66 @ #9747: Excellent bit of knowledge displayed - Blue Orchid (top 10 hit for The White Stripes) beautiful addition. They're only obscure if you don't know them, I suppose. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

GazzPot @ #9749: Damn hard - but enjoyable (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2296: Great! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2297: Good fun! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2326: Good but sad it didn't accept Disney films. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2353: Loved this one! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2359: Good one! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2380: Great! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2398: Super! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2493: Super! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #2494: Clever! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #11692: Would not accept one arm bandit or chilli peppers but otherwise it is a good grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lieven @ #11695: Was assuming anyone reading the comments would have seen the wall, but realize now the comment would show in the "all comments" feed (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11695: Spoilers are discouraged. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lieven @ #11695: Enjoyed this. Fire ant was a nice one that took me a little while to realize was part of the fire group. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Leodis @ #11693: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11691: I am not sure how crossovers could work with this kind of grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SteMcK @ #11691: More crossovers needed (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SteMcK @ #11692: Awesome (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lou @ #10369: who is Captain Planet (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jimmy @ #11689: I honestly nearly put "Mulder" in but thought it would have been taking the piss a bit with Robin Hood already there. I would have put him in for Mr Tod though and still kept Fox. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Klaus @ #11691: Have these themed grids with no crossovers not been done to death yet? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dingwall @ #11691: I wrote Koln with no umlaut and this was not accepted. Otherwise good. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

gready @ #11686: not bad at all (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11541: Nice inventive grid - leading to cheerful exchange of comments! - but I thought the alliterative group weakened things somewhat (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hargeo @ #11116: Some nice work with the overlapping smart/stylish groups, but think homophones is really too vague for a connection. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #11690: pretty good, liked the Dr Who red herrings. Scottish actors a bit of a stretch (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

J @ #11690: Excellent grid. Got completely thrown off by the Star Wars and Dr Who red herrings. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Amy @ #11116: Terrible definitions (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ian @ #11691: the last 2 beat me, but great grid, thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11689: In a way Fox is confusing though.good grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mr Derek @ #11689: Would have prefered Basil instead of Fox which is a bit obvious ( the answer being in the clue). (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11690: To be sure,it was great. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #2844: Fun! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #2846: Clever! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #2848: Tricky! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SueC @ #2850: Super! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ruiz @ #11689: Basil too obvious, back in the broom cupboard where he belongs. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

scoobydont @ #11690: Amazing :-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jimmy @ #11689: I disagree. I think including Basil Brush instead of Fox would have been a mistake. Plus I actually did watch The Animals of Farthing Wood as a kid, but never watched anything with Basil Brush in it, so I guess I'm biased when it comes to foxes. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phyllis @ #11689: Nice. RH's foxiness hit me like an arrow after I spent ages thinking if him as a green wearer. Seems a shame to include Fox itself in the grid. Where's Basil Brush? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Laruchka @ #11677: This was the first of yours so far where I thought I had all 10 points, but, "Internet abbreviations" was not an accepted phrase for the connection. Sad face. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lieven @ #11578: Fun grid. The hidden imperial measurements was a fun one I didn't spot. I disagree with Ynot on Doctor Who and Frankenstein; think both are fair enough as "misnomers". I'm not sure I can say the same about American Indians. An inaccurate and offensive name, sure, but the people that came up with the term were in no doubt over who referred to, unlike Dr Who, Frankenstein and Big Ben, where later users of the names ignore their original meanings. Yes, I know Dr Who was credited as such but still rarely referred to that way in dialogue, and I think the overwhelming evidence is in favour of him/her! being called The Doctor. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ray @ #11688: Nice to see that when I put in "Leeds United are shit", the answer came up "correct". (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

saxy @ #10397: Types of saxophones should be an acceptable answer, as should vocal parts (more accurate than vocal range). Sax answer is better than the vocal one because standard SATB for vocal means soprano, alto, tenor, bass (not baritone), but the standard sax section in a big band is soprano, alto, tenor, baritone. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Eden Kane @ #11614: Ditto (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11609: But why should they be *impossible*? Ben Wheatley is a director whose star has risen rapidly over the past few years - his last two films (Free Fire and High Rise) have, in the UK at least, been fairly big releases each with major name actors in. You don't need to have be a massive cinema nerd to recognise at least some of his back catalogue. As for the Wray group - I think Fay Wray and Link Wray are both reasonably well known names. The other two in the group are perhaps more obscure, but again, you don't need to know all four to guess the connection. I honestly don't think those groups are any more impossible to get then any of the ones on this site that focus on a specific sports team or TV show. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #2916: Fun! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

AlanP @ #11677: OK thanks, didn't know this. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JubalBarca @ #11677: Alan: CCTV is (as well as its more commonly used meaning) the acronym for Chinese Central TV, the main Chinese state broadcaster. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Donald @ #11687: I can't think of a context where jerk is a synonym of bounce. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

J @ #2947: H, the presidents connection is first names. Franklin is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was a president (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #2920: Clever! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #2921: Fun! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #2927: Enjoyed! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #2943: Clever! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #2946: Agree with Caz! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #3243: Very enjoyable! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue C @ #3028: Clever! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #11665: good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #11673: good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #11682: good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

AlanP @ #11677: I wouldn't say CCTV is a broadcaster. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

AlanP @ #11679: These are NOT anagrams. To be an anagram it has to be another valid word or phrase rather than just look as if they might be in some foreign language. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #11538: Agreed - I was chasing the bloody spaniels all over the place! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mari @ #11675: Same as below, really. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jack @ #11493: Some of the answers are too specific (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #11684: Some great and varied grids!thankyou muchly.. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Elsie164 @ #11683: Fun (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #11676: Enjoyed, nice variety! Original. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #2982: Fun! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #2982: Fun! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #3356: Clever! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #3363: Clever! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #3383: Very good! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

SueC @ #3388: Super! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Helen @ #11675: Too many surnames, 4 of them were lower case so too obvious (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #11535: Inventive, but shaded off into the obscure. Bournemouth players? Unlikely to fit into most people's general knowledge. Appreciated learning what ephyna meant though. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bobby @ #11669: A nice idea and some clever overlaps but I think there is more than one correct solution. i.e. Panther and Falcon could swap groups and the answers would still make sense. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

scoobydont @ #11672: Weird. I got all 4 groups at my first attempt but only knew 1 connection! Not sure what this says about the grid? :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Earworm @ #11601: Gotcha (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NOT STEVE @ #1396: GOOD STEVE (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #10280: couldn't get it but I was looking at Brazzaville and thinking scrabble (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

AlanP @ #11672: It's ok being not too difficult. You are able to pitch the level of difficulty to what you want. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #11262: River and Avon threw me :) but solved it. Also Randy and Bubbles are both characters in 'Trailer Park Boys' and what with Reservoir and Water in there too....Good griddage - well done (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #10394: Nicely done (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #11672: Good grid but not too difficult (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #10431: Yes, perhaps if you could be 'in the red' this would have made it more challenging. Don't think there is a mr red in reservoir dogs. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #10431: Yes, perhaps if you could be 'in the red' this would have made it more challenging. Don't think there is a mr red in reservoir dogs. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #11644: Prick up your ears? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

AlanP @ #11644: Wouldn't like to say. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

knife @ #11531: Very good, loads of variety within a basically simple schema (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #11668: I know a Daisy Duck from the antipodes. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Faded @ #11646: SkiPP plz (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #11666: Nice Grid (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #11644: 'Strain' is an anagram of trains 'Send' is an anagram of dens ...what's a prick up? :( (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aran @ #11668: Harder than I thought but enjoyed it (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Professor Pat Pending @ #11668: Piss poor (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11637: Check your maths again Penelope (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

LK @ #11666: Thought it was a good grid until I saw Chicago train stations as a group. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11111: Pizza Hut - hilarious - well done. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Penelope Pitstop @ #11637: Owls and Noises should have been accepted - a moral 10 rather than the actual 8 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

The Invigilator @ #11658: Sarah and clive, please stop cheating and use our sister site www.puzzgrid_doubles.com instead. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

toast @ #11658: Nice grid with decent explanations (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11658: Why so? Was good I thought.... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

toast @ #11627: Enjoyable grid with excellent explanations (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11658: Awful (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

!!!!! @ #11637: Tiegan Glass - YAAAS. STUPID (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

GarryP @ #3454: Indium isn't named after a country but after the colour indigo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indium#History (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #11651: Maybe,but how many obscure facts folk know amazes me... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #3764: Superb! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #3774: Enjoyed! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #3776: Super! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pol @ #11525: Actually, I didn't get any links at all! Hopeless,me! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

gnu @ #11525: It's not too obscure if you're an English football fan. It's probably the most famous and quoted piece of commentary after "they think it's all over". It happened before my time and I still knew it well. (3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11525: Clever, as I've come to expect from this setter, but the Norwegian commentator group seems to me to be too obscure (3 weeks ago)

The Invigilator @ #11636: Sorry but you have broken a fundamental rule of this single player game. You are now disqualified. (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11657: Got 2 quickly then struggled, Nice grid though, Thanks (3 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11636: Sometimes it's nice to completely smash one out of the park in 15 seconds (3 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11656: Loved this (3 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11659: Thanks! (3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11659: Yes that was cheeky..Got me too. (3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11659: Correction, I get it now. (3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11659: Nice one, but to me cent implies 100 rather than 50. (3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11659: Very good,great crossovers!you make nice grids (3 weeks ago)

Arabesque @ #1161: This came up on a Facebook memory so I thought I'd check it out. I'm really happy that people are still playing it! Thank you everyone :-). I have no idea why the wrong answers are being accepted; maybe a software glitch? But hey, free points... (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #415: Think this one was for the Americans! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sally K @ #416: Settlers of Catan? Doh, no idea what that is!! Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pol @ #11648: I guess it was just all a mistake, (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11648: I wish I understood SOMETHING of this.but I don't. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

rm @ #11648: I don't understand what you mean by modules... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

LK @ #11651: The only Ian Brown solo song I've heard of out of those is called "F.E.A.R", not "Fear". Also, no way had the grid setter heard of the Dundalk Bulls any more than the rest of us have. Too much googling has gone on here. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #3843: Enjoyed this one! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

SueC @ #3847: Really enjoyable! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Zbj @ #11650: Good one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #11650: I like the clue in the flag, despite which one of the relevant groups eluded me (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11650: Lovely grid! Neat and clever.. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #2982: Had to go back and change answer from 'types of knots' to 'knots' , so think more keywords are needed. Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Uncle Sam Junior the Third @ #2947: Awesome grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #11646: how about "holder" - "eow neow Mr bonehead, got to be "things in holders, please pay attention" (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #11647: good, but car accidents a bit too precise - accidents not acceptable? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

H @ #2947: I'm not American. But even I know that BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WAS NOT A US PRESIDENT!!!! Founding Father, yes! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ian @ #11616: well made grid, good number of combinations. Thanks (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ian @ #11619: Great Grid thanks (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #11647: Clever original grid! Gaps in my knowledge. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sally @ #1676: I didn't enjoy this grid - sorry. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #1677: Agree with Anton! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #1732: Shame that films wasn't accepted. Otherwise a good grid - thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #1733: Some excellent red herrings, a great grid - thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #1726: Car models foxed me! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #1735: Did not accept water transport as an answer for the first group. I don't think a pedolo is really a boat. Otherwise a good grid - thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sally @ #19: It accepts anagrams now! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

3456619 @ #11645: Nice one 1731486. Ok if I call you 173 for short or is that too familiar ? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Oscar Rabin @ #11576: Classy (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11637: No one is keeping score other than yourself - if you know you got it right, then that's all that matters, right? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11644: Though you do seem to have posted the same grid several times - you can't make me blush *that* much, y'know... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11644: Ooooh, you scamp! You'll make a dame blush. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #11511: Amtrak train stops perhaps a shade off the beaten track, otherwise nice variety (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ynot @ #11578: Doctor Who is the name of the doctor. The Master revealed that he choose this as his name. Similarly Frankenstein is widely accepted as the monster's name as well give that he refers to Dr Frankenstein as his father and is given no other name. Other than that a pretty decent grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

WiZ @ #11628: I hadn't thought of that....I hope it wasn't intentional actually. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

WiZ @ #11636: Good one for beginners, crossover there too. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Tiegan Glass @ #11637: Why do the connections need to be exactly right? In the show, they only need to say one word to be right. This is stupid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #11608: Of course. I see now and apologies for obtuseness and time-wasting etc. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dainamite @ #11608: Yes (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Robbo @ #11627: Nice one, excellent answer descriptions. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11611: Fun, but infuriating :-) fair enough. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Me @ #11565: Tak (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Miste Tom @ #11609: The one that weren't drum and bridge (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Reine @ #11628: Excellent, one of your best efforts. Like the naughty use of a knight of the realm as a red herring. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Doctor Jekyll @ #11609: I agree with Mister Tom , the alphabet and film groups feel as if they should be in a separate grid to the remaining groups. However music and art became more discordant in the 20th century and so maybe Miss Slink is the new Prokokiev/Picasso of grid composing. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Me @ #11560: I second Zbj (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #11609: Which two groups did you feel were impossible, Mister Tom? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #11581: Liked the eyes line. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #11625: Neat,I should've got it but I didn't! I think rhythm is how it's spelt though (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11612: Straightforward,but very good fun. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11618: I think so! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pol @ #11608: And was it ? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

scoobydont @ #11619: Out of this world ;-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

gnu @ #11611: Ok, my criticism not being contructive is a fair enough point. You didn't make that point until just now though. Your first comment just appeared to say "if you don't (appear to) make grids then don't ever criticize them". I don't buy into this "free entertainment" argument either, they're more entertaining to make than to play if anything. But like I said, I do see where you're coming from about not being constructive. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11615: Actually surprisingly enjoyable. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11611: Whether or not I agree with it's irrelevant; I've had the decency to try and explain why ( which to be fair you usually do). You've taken the time to comment but all you said was "it's rubbish" ; that's just moaning that your free entertainment isn't up to the standard you've come to expect. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11608: And there was me thinking it was deliberately done as a dig at pedantry. Sigh. Nice grid though (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11616: Good fun, well constructed. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11619: Great stuff! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

GarryC @ #14: Dwarves not dwarfs and synonms (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

zom @ #11595: thanks for the advice it was my first grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

SueC @ #4223: Loved it! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #11608: Enjoyed the grid. Who's going to argue with that ? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toast @ #11617: Decent grid with a nice theme. Would have scored it higher if there had been more variety but then you can't have everything especially if you are new. Thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Sweep @ #11553: Was Brian Blessed Soo? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #402: Some naughty red herrings here! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #404: Reasonable grid, some tricky red herrings! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #416: Very specific knowledge required for the last group - a game I've never heard of! Otherwise a good grid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mr Tomisat Wat @ #11616: Decent enough grid overall but I still don't like the inconsistency between full names, first names and last names within the same group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

AlanP @ #11618: Dubious about two of the anagrams. Shouldn't an anagram of a word be another word ? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kit @ #11608: Sorry Miss Slink.think about it carefully and re-read! It's who's! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10612: Strictly speaking HIV and ELO are not acronyms either. If they were, when spoken they would rhyme with 'give' and 'yellow' (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Zbj @ #11616: Very pleased with myself for this one. Five stars. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pol @ #11608: I think my money is on who's! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

SueC @ #4260: First time I've got word contained in word! Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Edgy @ #11541: I am on good days. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

*grid note* @ #11615: I meant to call the grid "mrtomisatwat" but it didn't fit. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11609: A bit of variation is a good thing... This felt to me there were two groups which stood out immediately and two I had no possiblility of getting. I guess I should have guessed randomly among them while I could! (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11609: Um...is that a good thing? I think one particular group is probably a bit harder than the others, but by the process of elimination you should be able to put them together, even if you're not sure what the actual link between them is. Also, I tried to cover a variety of areas of knowledge (as I do with all my grids), so hopefully most people were able to recognise at least something. (4 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11611: I don't have to make a grid under the name "gnu" just to be able to express an opinion. An opinion you agree with anyway. (4 weeks ago)

Me @ #11541: Are you all the same person? (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11612: Nice variations. ( a pedant might quibble refreshers meeting your definition but it's clear enough;) (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11611: @gnu please, do show us how it's done.... Having said which, 3 of the four groups being so much of a kind was a bit much, especially if you get the Kiribati group first. (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11609: Somewhat Schizophrenic difficulty! (4 weeks ago)

Peter Sarstedt @ #11614: This grid is awesome, it was challenging and gripping, I'll take a healthy 7/10. More like this please (4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11576: Very imaginative thanks. (4 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11611: Uninspired grid to say the least. (4 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11610: I did like the calculator group but also didn't like "goozle". You could have just used "ooze" or something like that. (4 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11594: Indeed they are both. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11611: Sounds simple but beat me! (4 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11608: Miss Slink.thats bad grammar! (4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #5464: Not sure about all the triangular numbers either. (4 weeks ago)

Miss C @ #5464: 1 is not a prime number (4 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11594: Or both... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Ham_United_F.C. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: I am going to have to retire gracefully I think. (4 weeks ago)

GarryC @ #11594: Scunthorpe are the Iron, West Ham being the Hammers! (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: That's clearer if I do this.'whose number is more'. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: I thought it was clear contraction of who has. Whose chromosomes number is more would be OK.am I totally wrong? Help! A (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Soz, Wiz... (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Actually Wiz (sorry to be taking over Pedant's role again), "whose" is correct. Who's = who is. Whose = to whom they belong to. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: Irony MrTom? It should be who's. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: Ah yes! Thankyou! I get it now... (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Perhaps your husband is not worthy of you. Perhaps - gasp! - it is HE who is the potato! (4 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11608: Obviously I would like to think so, miss slink. However I fear my husband would definitely go with the potato. (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11608: Nice use of "whose" in the insult. (And you've reminded me of an idea which at some point I'm going to steal;) (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11583: Some time ago I adopted the approach that If I knew what the connection was, then the score didn't matter... Nice use of agape (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: I know, and I don't even charge you guys for it. Aren't you lucky? (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11610: P.S. Wiz, they all have a line of horizontal symmetry. Imagine laying a mirror through the middle of each of them. (4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11610: I may be stepping into Pedant's territory here (sorry dude), but is goozle actually a proper word? I can only find sources referring to it as (largely archaic) slang, used mainly in very specific parts of America. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: Sorry SWIMS! (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: And does SWiM really work? (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: A killer grid! I don't understand the HOB group,but it's probably just my feeble brain. (4 weeks ago)

João Lorenzo @ #2059: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXelqs0oMJUJ06P7awnjY_g (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wizz @ #11608: This was a fascinating grid. Thankyou! Miss Slink,you are a merciless tease! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Me @ #11534: Domo Arigato (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Me @ #11533: Nice one but now I know that I am not letting her change the plug (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: You wouldn't say you're sweet and juicy like a delicious strawberry, Pedant? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #11589: Blues ,you are incorrigible!dont disappear! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tbone @ #11595: Have to agree with Miss Slink, you can't list 8 geographical places and expect people to know they all link to 1 band. A little bit too specialist. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ian @ #11572: I'm with Pernickerty, nice grid apart from Hungarian :-) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

knife @ #11487: Good stuff - chemical elements perhaps a shade on the obscure side (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #11608: Excellent grid. Miss slink, I'm definitely more potato than the others. Haters gunna hate, potatoes gunna potate! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Strawberries, chinchillas, sheep, potatoes, tobacco plants, carp and hedgehogs also beat humans in the chromosome stakes. Pedant, do you fit into any of those categories? (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11589: Toast, Wiz, Pedant, kevin, thank you for the observation and comment. I thought it would be a little different to create a grid with "groups of three" when "groups of four" is the norm. Achieving this made me almost as proud as the time I climbed to the top of the floodlights at Cardiff City's old stadium after a dozen beers, and I am hopeless with heights. On reflection I think they are groups of four... Incidentally when I saw those floodlights the next day, when I was relatively sober, I nearly broke out into a cold sweat, they were about a mile high. But it was a dare, I was drunk and had standards to maintain. Nice to chat again chaps. (1 month ago)

windywendy @ #11509: Good. Glad my knowledge of French came in handy (1 month ago)

Ray @ #11608: So essentially you're saying pedant is more likely to be a chimp than a human. (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #11591: Yes (1 month ago)

AlanP @ #11595: Do you have a caps lock? (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5801: Super! (1 month ago)

Dylan @ #11602: It was not bad but it has to have more to it (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5873: Got me thinking! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5888: Excellent! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5889: Super fun! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5890: Excellent! Missed the Beatles! Darn! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5975: Clever! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5975: Clever! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: Loved it! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: Loved it! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #5983: Loved it! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6002: Very clever! (1 month ago)

GavinJ @ #11601: Enjoyed this, although will now have that song going around my head all day! (1 month ago)

Miss Slink @ #11595: Constructive criticism, meant with the best of intentions: this grid would be much, much better if two of the links weren't about the same band. One link is fine, two is pushing it out of general knowledge territory somewhat. (1 month ago)

Pol @ #6139: Not a red herring in sight,that may have helped. (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6110: Keep getting caught out on hidden words!! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6111: I made it difficult and only scored six!!! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6139: Yay! I got ten!!! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6140: Great fun! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6164: Very good and enjoyable. (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6164: Very good and enjoyable. (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6167: Found this difficult but keep trying! Well done! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6170: Sorry that my answer of beach was rejected. You can have a holiday with none of the things mentioned! (1 month ago)

SueC4 @ #6172: Enjoyed! (1 month ago)

knife @ #11482: Links poorly explained (1 month ago)

knife @ #11479: Too obscure (apart from the Scottish cities) to be particularly entertaining. Also not very clearly explained; thanks to Pedant for enlightening me. (1 month ago)

toast @ #11589: Blues, good to see that they have let you back in the country. And that you have retained that idiosyncratic charm. Personally I have never been accused of having standards so I would know nothing about those. (1 month ago)

Floppy @ #11591: Do you even understand,,Pedant,the nature of red herrings? (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11589: I think you have pedantically missed Blues' point. (1 month ago)

Henry @ #11521: Nice (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #11589: Maybe after your prolonged discourse you should've concluded that it would be better to make groups of four, that being the nature of the game an'all (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #11595: *Aberdeen (1 month ago)

Sue4 @ #6821: Clever! (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #11591: Not a unique solution I'm afraid, you can exchange Napoleon and mr jones (Napoleon being in animal farm and mr jones being in dads army) You can also swap Gloriana and Bloody Mary (Gloriana being a cocktail an d Bloody Mary being a queens nickname) not your best grid (1 month ago)

MillyMollyMandy @ #11591: I enjoyed this and managed to complete the grid which pleased me (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #9179: He wears a white mask in the Halloween films? (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11589: And very nice it was too! (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11589: Ah... Standards! We make our own. As far as I understand I have no obligation to conform to any preset criteria. I wanted to form groups of three, then after a prolonged discourse with myself I did exactly that. All (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11589: Ah... Standards! We make our own. As far as I understand I have no obligation to conform to any preset criteria. I wanted to form groups of three, then after a prolonged discourse with myself I did exactly that. All (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9179: Interesting grid. Got full marks by guessing! (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9186: Nice grid, thank-you. (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9187: So, 'fruits' doesn't count, but 'names of fruits' does? Sorry, but that is just rubbish. Otherwise a fairly straight forward grid. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #11583: I agree with gnu (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #11572: Good choice of Herrings (1 month ago)

kevin @ #11589: It is not standard to have the category of the group be an element of the group---does make it easier, though. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11589: Cheers Wiz, doing a bit of the outdoor stuff and having the odd beer as the weather permits. (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #6140: Destroying angel I thought! (1 month ago)

Sally @ #8473: Not enough key words in answers. I felt I got all the sections correct, but was penalised by 'narrow' answers. If it hadn't been for this I would have said it was a good grid, but due to limited answers, rubbish! So sorry, but I feel this is a FAIR comment. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #11572: Ditto Pernickety (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9949: An interesting grid. (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9955: An enjoyable grid - thank you. (1 month ago)

The Real Billy the Kid @ #11503: Imposter (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11591: Very nice,very challenging and clever!good clues, but didn't help me much! (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11589: Thanks Blues! Good grid. Missed you lately,hope you well (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11580: Neat grid!thanks for all the grids! You've been busy! (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11579: Fun grid! Thankyou! (1 month ago)

AlanP @ #11586: Bit silly when the answer is in the clue. Poor effort. (1 month ago)

Miss Slink @ #11586: Really good variety of links here! Quite easy too, but that that's no bad thing. (1 month ago)

gnu @ #11583: It's irritating when people use four synonyms and then don't accept just "synonyms" as an answer. We're supposed to guess the exact alternative synonym you've deemed an acceptable answer. (1 month ago)

toast @ #11578: Good interesting grid. (1 month ago)

fiddy @ #11580: good grid man (1 month ago)

Gary @ #11579: Thank you, that was quite enjoyable. (1 month ago)

SueC @ #9875: That was fun! (1 month ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11572: Full house but didn't accept "Hungarian". (I'm having that one). (1 month ago)

Sally @ #1405: Despite other comments ,I found this a bit tricky - but fair. (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11576: Very creative thinking here! (1 month ago)

Tarp @ #11574: Good grid! (1 month ago)

Bungo @ #11575: Indoor golf is not synonymous with crazy golf. (1 month ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #11574: Always love your grids but this was a particularly good one. THANKS! (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11574: Oh,that was a tough one!good,tho! (1 month ago)

Um @ #184: Can't "hat" and "dog" switch places? I think it's ambiguous for those two, since both fit both categories. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #11562: Wouldn't accept firearms for the gun group 😟 (1 month ago)

Alicz @ #10899: Here we go again! (1 month ago)

H @ #10899: Maybe most common metal? Or of earth's crust/core? Please cite source re: Fe is most common element. There's a mistake there somewhere. Otherwise - GREAT GRID! :) (1 month ago)

H @ #6140: I don't think Abaddon is a personification of evil, rather the "underworld". (=Sheol?) (1 month ago)

Alice @ #11569: I'm with you there,gnu! (1 month ago)

gnu @ #11569: That was some kind of lateral thinking there, bonehead. This was the easiest grid I've played in a long time. (1 month ago)

JeSuis @ #11570: (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #11568: I put asian countries for name changers - marked right; and Caribbean places for the kokomo group -still marked right. (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #11569: the counselling one. I put forms of transport (sub and bus; car; ship, but couldn't work out crisis. However, my suggestion was marked right! heigh-ho (1 month ago)

Ian @ #11562: Another good grid, thanks (1 month ago)

Ian @ #11563: Nice Grid, thanks (1 month ago)

JeSuis @ #11562: Oops! (1 month ago)

Alice @ #11561: I don't doubt it. I think j may have someone else in mind? (1 month ago)

Alice @ #11561: I don't doubt it. I think j may have someone else in mind? (1 month ago)

AlanP @ #11561: Cliff is innocent. (1 month ago)

Alice @ #11561: No one does really. (1 month ago)

J @ #11562: gun group wouldn't accept gun. sex AND the city. (1 month ago)

J @ #11561: would'n accept paedophile (1 month ago)

Zbj @ #11559: Good one. (1 month ago)

Zbj @ #11560: Excellent. Five stars from me. (1 month ago)

Sally @ #1960: I enjoyed this one, thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1969: Some good red herrings in this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #4643: Good grid - now 'authors' is an accepted answer. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11558: I hadn't a clue where to start.neat idea,but hard. (1 month, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11558: Impossible, far too difficult. (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11453: Nice straightforward idea, fairly easy but good fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #11558: Cliff Clavin (1 month, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11558: I liked the Father Ted reference and the Karl Malone reference. Recognised a couple of links but couldn't get anywhere with the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #11543: interesting ...thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #11554: Ooops...sorry, my bad ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11525: The Norwegian link is quite obscure imao. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11554: Don't give the game away,Lindy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #11554: I feel happy that I solved it as I really had no clue how some clues fitted in. Once I realised the answers were all colour based it wasn't too bad ( with a bit of luck !) Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11554: I get it now, the rattle. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11554: Tricky one, but good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mary Piper @ #11541: Thanks for including me Miss Slinky , it's never nice to be left out. However I do feel intimidated by all the other fruit which includes the tomato. Couldn't you have had say a variety of Turnip instead of the tomato to make things more evenly balanced? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11541: I think you did that very well! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11554: Yes,agree! Engine rattle? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11554: Very good. Would just have liked a bit more explanation as there were one or two that I don't know how they fit in. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11554: Very good. Would just have liked a bit more explanation as there were one or two that I don't know how they fit in. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11555: Very good. Very hard. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wj @ #2127: Fun. But quite easy, done it in seconds (1 month, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11550: Please can we get the correct terminology, poets laureate. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #8441: Spot on grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11541: Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I included Maris Piper in the fruits 'n' veg round as it's fairly well known and I wanted to make sure the grid was gettable at a general knowledge level. I've been accused of making my grids a bit too esoteric in the past, and wanted to create something that was tricky without being impossible for non-foodies! (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11449: Great fun, excellent. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Harbour Terylene @ #11550: Wouldn't say it was arbitrary but more like cynically deliberate just to make the grid work. My blood boils that people do this in order to manufacture the links and increase the difficulty. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9116: Good to see you back. Still only got rubbish score but like you that's what I get on my old grids . Must brush up my Pokémon or that seems likely to carry on generally these days until we get back to the Golden Years of yesterday! (1 month, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9116: Just tried this old grid of mine from Dec16 and got 2 out of 10!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11550: *arbitrarily (1 month, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11550: To give the first names of two of the poet laureates but not the other two, completely arbitraritly, was a cheap trick. Really poor grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11541: Sorry! I meant mistaken for! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11541: You are just worried about being missed for a potato. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mary Piper @ #11541: Great grid but wondering if it could have been even better. The fruit and veg group is a bit generic and could have been fruits only by replacing the potato with a banana variety say. Note it wouldn't be necessary to replace the tomato as this is technically a fruit anyway. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11552: Some grebes,however ,can. I say no more. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DG @ #11543: Nice one there! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11549: Fiendishly good! Quite obscure in parts. (1 month, 1 week ago)

VIctoriaCorenTwitchell @ #186: Wheel, paper, fishing, half... Animals? whEEL, pAPEr, FISHing, hALF? (The last one ate a cat.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11441: Who cares!?"£$%^&* (1 month, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11440: Ashamed to say I failed on The Smiths - hang my head in shame (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #11544: Great grid, it certainly beat me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11436: Good wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11532: Same comment as below. Also, it's spelled "Hogsmeade" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11541: Good grid but I was on the Alter Ego path too :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11544: Nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11544: Neat! Did for wiz! (1 month, 1 week ago)

VictoriaCorenTwitchell @ #11502: "France" should count! (1 month, 1 week ago)

VictoriaCorenTwitchell @ #11531: Can "shows" count as an answer? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11543: I liked this a lot. Thankyou! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freedot!! @ #11482: No...... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Panasonic of Dougal @ #11543: I'm from the north and not only do I not say look and Luke the same way, I've never heard anyone say "t'up" either. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alcorsa @ #11543: For Sony of Zebedee please read Son of Zebedee. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #11535: Bournemouth FC - too specific for me! Also agree with Bonehead, I put in 'young' for 3rd group too. Otherwise a good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tarp @ #2448: wtaf? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #11541: For the third group I put alter egos, think that should have counted! Otherwise a great grid, thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11541: Believe me, I would never forget that (hence my link mentioned both). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Krypton @ #11541: Indeed we must not forget that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tom Argo @ #11541: Let's not forget that a tomato is a fruit and not a veg. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sammy @ #11434: Nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: It was good! One line a bit weaker , but I'm not seriously complaining, (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11541: Don't get me wrong darlings, I am throughly enjoying this sweet love-in we're all having, but what did you think of the grid? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11540: Yes but how? Please? . (1 month, 1 week ago)

qqq @ #4637: Wordsworth's poem is London 1802, not 1812. Of course this had nothing to do with us not getting this group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11540: I now know that Chaka Demus and Pliers can be teased (1 month, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: Aw! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fan of Slinky fan @ #11541: And I've missed you too! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Boxy @ #11540: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freedot!! @ #11474: Dorper not dorpet!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

debs love BBC @ #11482: so cartoon characters didn't work REALLY (1 month, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: Miss slink, Thankyou,have missed you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11540: Good one, bit cheeky ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11538: Liked this a lot - great misdirections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11535: You're probably right... https://www.topoftherocknyc.com (1 month, 1 week ago)

C @ #11535: I watch a lot of premier league football and have never heard of Matt Butcher. Poor form to put in some youth player (not that it was hard to guess Butcher was in that group). Then again he's probably still more well known than whatever "top of the rock" is. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11535: footballers Bournemouth not accepted young of various creatures not accepted grid fine, marking needs attention (1 month, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11533: Enjoyed it! Very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nmcc @ #11533: Fun and funny! Enjoyed this one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MNM @ #11532: Echo that comment. Didn't really know any of the categories but were easily separated. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11531: Doesn't recognise 'sitcom' as an answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11532: Good categories but no real crossover (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3264: Some good red herrings in here! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ginger @ #11410: Yes, the Blacksmith upsets me with his bill! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lucyloulou @ #11509: Nice grid. Only got one connection but really enjoyed it (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11525: Good trick with Reg V. Got me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11524: Interesting thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

GoT @ #11524: Awesome grid, well done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11527: Pipe organ? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11527: Good one. Got it more by chance than knowledge though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11527: Liked it - thought the Belgians were "things named after people". Not entirely convinced that an organ pipe is woodwind, though?? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11527: Cheeky crossovers!thankyou for good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sir Winston Churchill @ #11525: I took one hell of a beating! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bruce @ #11524: Strewth mate that was difficult! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3764: Some good red herrings. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3774: Some great red herrings! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3785: Lovely grid. Got the links though the time beat me! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3787: This one beat me! Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

rachel @ #11510: Love ones like this! Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ginger @ #11510: Liked this (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11525: Excellent group with the Norwegian commentator one. Got lost between the butlers and drivers though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11517: Corporate, business, online and individual are all interchangeable between the two groups. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11523: What is it? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11523: ERROR IN GRID - apologies (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11426: Excellent, good spread of general knowledge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11517: Bit unfair! JeSuis, thanx for all your grids. If you get few comments I think it's perhaps because we don't know where to start!you have a profusion of ideas. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Winnie @ #11405: Absolutely awful! Invertebrates was put down as "non-verts"! An abysmal grid. 1/5 stars was the lowest rating they accept, but I wish I could put down lower. Terrible effort! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OvertheTop @ #11517: I agree, an absolute disgrace. What is the world coming to when this sort of thing happens? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Inane Steve @ #11517: Come on. We just had "types of punch". I know it's a given that groups will be repeated now and again but this grid is on the same page. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11496: Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11510: Nice ideas and even a small herring. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

WillyWonka @ #11510: Good grid - enjoyed it. Thanks for submitting it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11418: Excellent - challenging, witty, inventive, it's got the lot (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11416: Niice!both the grid and your thoughts,knife, (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11416: I'm probably nit-picking, but "Bengal" can only be added to "west" and "east"; it can precede "tiger" and "lancer". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DAL @ #11487: Disappointed that it didn't accept elements. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11415: Again,playfully inventive, but I'm not sure about "fresh fish", which seems too arbitrary to me, but maybe I'm missing a reference. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11414: Nice inventive one, but I think there is some ambiguity about "bare/bear necessities". Google tendency seems to favour "bare". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11497: I fear 'words followed by' and 'words preceding ......' Are synonymous, however your point remains valid and I agree. I also like a grid where I gain a bit of knowledge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Buster grimes @ #11497: Gnu, I think it's a clever way of introducing ringo as a red herring and indeed creating a dummy group and also provides variety in the types of connections. It's nice to see a grid where the connections aren't all 'words followed by' or 'words preceding ......' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11497: This has provoked a lot of discussion, but I think it's a good, varied grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11497: Let's be honest, it was a poor grid when all is said and done. The rhymes were a painfully forced way of getting "ringo" in as a red herring, it actually made me laugh when I saw that connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11504: Very nice grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11497: But it did say rhyming! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BillytheKid @ #11503: brilliant grid, thanks for sharing (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eh @ #11384: Wars of the 1960's?? Words containing letters of the alphabet! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11497: I think there's often an element of that Molly. In fairness a) it can sometimes go the other way too and b) While a cleverly constructed red herring is always fun, it's very difficult to get any entertainment out of a collection where you had literally zero of the required knowledge. (I confess this was the case with me and the Andrew Group: this would also be the case with anything to do with, say, Pokemon, types of radiator valve, or indeed 99% of all human knowledge.) You could also argue that c) Crackle didn't fit quite as well into its group as, say, Golf would have done, but that's probably a personal preference for letter substitution over rhyming (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Molly @ #11497: Agreed Wrh, I fear maybe it pitched over some peoples heads and they have thusly downgraded it, shame (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wrh @ #11497: This is one of the best grids on the whole site, can't understand the average star rating, it's got everything you look for in a first class grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Maurice Moss @ #11493: Fire - exclamation mark - fire - exclamation mark - help me - exclamation mark. 123 Cavendon Road. Looking forward to hearing from you. Yours truly, Maurice Moss. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

parsnips @ #8199: Enjoyed this ... managed only one row but enjoyed the challenge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Monitor @ #11500: I do know this is waste of grid space! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11501: For you answers you need to be specific. Instead of "Think of outer space" you should have had "star wars". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

scareletwug @ #6388: weurrgfheru;uearhger;uguerg; (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bob uc @ #6388: euoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuo234hyu (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

scarelet @ #6388: that was (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bob uc @ #6388: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11479: Illuminating,Pedant, thank You! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11479: The connections are indeed missing the links apart from Scottish cities, they are Muhammad Ali, the Office (tv show) and the Great Gatsby. *flies away (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11489: Nice touches. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

999 @ #11493: Somebody call the fire brigade, one needs to put out ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GridSpotter @ #11497: I know a grid when I see one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11493: Great grid, enjoyed it, but 2 fires? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11473: Got the idea but still found this one tricky. Enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Garys @ #11497: *now this is a grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Garys @ #11497: No this is a grid that could feature on the show. Plenty of red herrings and very intellectual, probably why it stumped me. 5 out of ten tho. Top grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11497: Oh dear. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ntfc2 @ #11497: Excellent. Thanks for accepting 'saints' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11401: Nice straightforward grid, though I thought "nicknames" on its own was too vague. Needs to be more specific to make the grid tighter (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Molly @ #11497: Brilliant variety and great crossovers, kept me guessing and entertained for the full 3 minutes. more of the same please. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11446: Hah! Yep, double counted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11494: Carpal an ingenious red herring so to speak - had been trying to build round a similar group so nice to see it done so insidiously :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11494: very good, though I was rubbish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lord Sugar @ #11493: You're fired. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11493: Not a unique solution alas. You can swap FIRE with ......FIRE! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11493: I enjoyed this, thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11493: Fire, Fire! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11487: Me likey. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11486: Ok! It's just my limited vocabulary I guess. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

molly @ #11486: Wide handed works for me, I used the phrase this week in fact, I've certainly used it more than I've used the term condor in golf. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11486: Not sure if wide-handed works, it's very uncommon imao. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

admin @ #11485: some of these categories are certainly more niche and require what you may call specialised knowledge, rather than a broad knowledge of topics that are considered more mainstream. I would agree with Ray in that regard. However it doesn't make the grid any less relevant, or worthy of featuring, just apply a suitable difficulty rating as you see fit. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11486: Not a unique solution as you can swap WIDE and SINGLE. (single also being a way of scoring in cricket and wide-handed being a term meaning generous). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11458: Nice grid thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11462: Really enjoyed this grid thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11432: That's as good a guess as any. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11485: It's a lot more trivial. Glad you enjoyed the grid and sorry you had a hard day, but you're wrong on your first statement. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11463: Lovely grid, thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11473: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11474: You are generous Smith! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11474: Hmm...not sure of some of the answers here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11479: The answers although great as an explanation I think the link itself was missing. But good grid all the same. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11487: Enjoyed the challenge thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11116: We third what Bowie said... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11117: Daft that it didn't except counties as you would have put English counties as non were in Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11297: The hubby liked this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11330: Nice grid although I've not heard of two of those battery types - C, D or even 9V would have probably worked a little better. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11341: Agree with Jayme (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11431: Dog breed was given as an answer but was marked incorrect (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11485: No more trivial than the masses of grids on here featuring sports teams or TV shows in their links. Also, they're the kind of link that could conceivably feature on an actual episode of Only Connect. I liked this grid. It was enjoyable and the Victoria group was clever. Sometimes trivial is good when you're playing a game as form of easy escapism after a hard day. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Van Der Valk @ #11354: Yes (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Magpie @ #11453: Clever and witty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11485: Such trivial knowledge needed. Relationships of spice girls and food critics, come on. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11417: Nice but not ebook? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11418: Liked the grid, nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11484: Well I got all of the connections correctly but have no idea how? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #11456: I agree with PuzzBrit about the north east ones. Newcastle and Hartlepool were both missing 'United'. But other than that, it was a good grid, with some nice ambiguity across different groups. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11482: I couldn't agree more! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #11482: Grid is so so but answers are bad. Wouldn't accept sport for the sport group and connection given was just '...'. Answer for animation group of 'different characters' doesn't explain the connection at all. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #11479: I think a few crucial words were missed out of the answer/explanations...! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #11483: Broadchurch was on ITV.. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11479: Apart from one line, this grid is a mystery for me! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11479: Sorry, but what's the Polo group all about? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #11473: Nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Daniel Howie @ #11479: I loved this quiz! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11474: Maybe... Not sure! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Meh @ #11474: I'd right an indepth comment but lets face it. This grid won't stay visible long enough for anybody to read it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11473: Very good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mCw @ #11473: nice board (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11432: It could be 24 tv series.butshould it have been CTU ? Counter terrorist unit? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

# @ #11432: What is CSU, and what is its connection to 24? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

frazer @ #1396: you are insane steve (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

frazer @ #3188: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11474: Where to start? Let's begin with the gender of the bull in the set that is not in my opinion a set.oh dear, I do like to be positive and ,,, (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11473: Loved it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11349: Why? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11347: Any grid with Mr Marley in is OK by me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11451: I don't think he is,,, his daughter is I believe.Gabby Logan? I confess I googled.. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11451: I didn't know Terry Yorath was a sports presenter now. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Chronos Lord Of War @ #11457: Spiderman trilogy???? Hmmm....really? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11464: Good stuff. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11453: Like it, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11458: Nice grid, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11463: Super grid with a nice line ( or two?) in humour. I did ok but there were a couple of names / references I didn't recognize so it would have been even better with fuller explanations. Well done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11469: Good one, you are so prolific! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hopeful @ #11439: Just like donald trump. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11439: #puzzgridpedant is trending worldwide (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

#Molly @ #11445: Excellent variety, and every row has crossovers with another, well thought out. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #11445: 10/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alcorsa @ #11243: Bad bad bad (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: Too much idolatry is bad for the brain. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #11461: Ah, you are right. Poor research on my part. Sorry about that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11461: Brad Pitt didn't star in The Departed. I think he may have been a producer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #11461: Very clever, with lots of red herrings, but too hard for me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11453: A very nice idea, but as presented a very easy one to spot and resolve (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11410: I doubt that there is much truly general knowledge. One person's periodic table is another's Pokémon. However this is a pretty specialised grid by most standards. At least we can learn but I suggest fuller explanations ( amusing would be ideal but not essential). (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11331: I'm with you JBM (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11457: I know nothing about superheroes etc but I could isolate them and the other line because the names and the Railway "lines" were too obviously separate. I'm sure by now you have got the message. Keep going and good luck. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11456: Yes it's not bad. I'd suggest you didn't signal the answers so clearly as AlanP advises. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11455: Considering I ready the Darbyshire stuff soon after the library got hold of it I'm amazed I got it. Thanks for the memory! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11453: Original - liked it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11457: Sorry, but when you have only four christian names ? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11449: Very good, didn't get any! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11448: Similar categories (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11457: Pretty good, superheroes and trilogy made it confusing (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11451: *Ramsay (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11446: Mister Tom. I think there are "only" fifteen combinations altogether. Even that many is enough to send me looking for an alternative. I find a drink is usually satisfactory. At least I don't care too much about not sorting out the grid after that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11456: Couldn't the Middlesbrough, Newcastle group just be 'places in the north-east'. I know they are football teams but places would be easier to think of. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ntfc2 @ #11445: Excellent (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11445: I didn't do well . Probably the wrong nationality and not quite so much into chicken. But ignore abuse and appreciate the good comment and the star marking. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11441: Pedant. If only we could harness that energy for the benefit of humanity! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11456: Monarchs stick out too obviously because they are the only entries with ordinal numbers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11438: Nice quirky touches. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11370: Yes, this is good stuff. Ticks my boxes - tricky, clever, entertaining (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Keeley @ #11456: Not bad (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11446: Good grid,leg works for me!though I didn't solve it in time. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Annemarie Fleming @ #539: Not terribly challenging. OK for a doodle. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11414: I think there are! Google? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hilary @ #11414: no such thing as 'bear' necessities (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

weegieman @ #11442: Mea culpa! Not being a Marvel fan I'm afraid I have never heard of Black Cat. I realise now that that weakens the grid, so sorry. Should have researched it better. Sackcloth and ashes. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

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 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedantophile @ #11439: Apologies to you Miss Slink and Alex. I got carried away with the idolatry of my hero. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: I thought Pedantophile shouldve used your name,that's all! (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11445: Easy but shit (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11439: I'm not sure I understand your comment, Alex. Are you referring to me? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11444: poor grid. waaaaay too easy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11431: worst grid on the site (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: Who is she? The cats mother? (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11449: Whoa! Great grid there! , (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #11449: Enjoyable (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11449: Absolutely brilliant. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11329: CELP (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DangerMouse @ #11450: Maybe Mr Pedant...but surely you have heard of The Class Order of Mammals!!? (1 month, 3 weeks 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'* (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11367: Nice one, tricky but still accessible (1 month, 3 weeks 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(.) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11450: Class order is a bit of a stretch, but a only a real pedant would make a fuss (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedantophile @ #11444: Absolutely. This opinion surely cements your well earnt reputation as the self appointed custodian of standards on this Web site. (1 month, 3 weeks 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' (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Gmc @ #11442: As a marvel fan, blackcat is not vague, and she got skills. wash your mouth out (1 month, 3 weeks 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! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Gmc @ #11445: Really good crossovers, liked it a lot. (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks 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! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11431: That is high praise indeed,...but it was neat. (1 month, 3 weeks 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! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11444: I seldom comment on a quiz when find no errors, but this grid, is as good as it gets. Bravo (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

nan @ #11431: i think it was the best grid on this website (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Toby @ #11361: One set could have a completely different answer that would also be correct, so would require adding. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ?? (1 month, 3 weeks 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.) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11365: I second that! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11365: Nice witty one, nicely themed (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11442: Nice grid. not a unique solution however, you could swap TOM and BLACK- Making BLACK CAT and TOM SMITH (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

Pol @ #11410: It was great fun! Well done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

SimonArk @ #11410: Thanks so very much, it's my first effort! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11442: good grid, liked the red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: Wrong words shown.... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dadio55 @ #98: Good range of links and the red herrings make it tricky. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Wow,Thankyou! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11356: Thank you, Slinky Fan - your signed photo is in the post! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink, you are cool! (1 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11436: Excellent grid. Enjoyed a lot (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

pedro @ #11438: shocker (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11421: I liked it,Mister Tom.... But I didn't solve it! I went down some blind alleys instead! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11421: Did you like it? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11356: Nice one, accessible but tricky. Liked the football club nicknames. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11311: Billy you have misspelled Cameron. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11420: Good one. Stumped me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11431: I remember blue raspberry being a flavour of slush puppy. Might also be a jelly bean. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #98: Enjoyed - well constructed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11405: doesn't admit "crossbreed", "invertebrate", (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11420: Beat me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11431: Raspberry misspelled. Why Lions but all others in singular? (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11431: I suppose you could say "I blew a raspberry"...... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11424: Very good - ran out of time but liked the links (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11429: Used to be a bingo caller, and didn't get the bingo references! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11431: I guessed the connection, but blue rasberry? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #11311: Some of them were, not certain about Blair (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #11309: My knowledge of goats has improved (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11430: poor due to basic spelling issue os Shakespeare. Also the Snowdon and Parliament groups were a bit poor. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11431: Where do you get blue raspberries from, I would like some of those to put in a 3.1415926? (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11421: Come on all you film buffs. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11420: The whole thing is clever, but HARD. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BP @ #11223: Ottawa is the capital city of Canada (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11420: I thought that was clever actually (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11420: Your 6 wives category is all kinds of wrong (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Debs loves BBC @ #661: Graham Nortons Irish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11369: Lonely -hearted is a bit of a stretch. Some good ideas that almost worked. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #11411: This was mint! Wasn't foxed by the backward boys but failed nonetheless :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hopeful @ #11299: Did you? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bruce @ #11299: Didn't I do well (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

mario @ #11389: as below - ok though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11412: I'm not sure I am familiar with all those songs. Does that make me terribly ignorant? (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

long eared @ #7062: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

long eared @ #8355: (1 month, 3 weeks 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! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11411: ooh, this is a good meaty one! The boy's names totally foxed me. (1 month, 3 weeks 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?) (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Brett Orr @ #3715: RUBBISH toatl tubish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ajs @ #113: "irish regions" and "outcomes" not accepted?!!!!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

long eared @ #10167: Tough (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kiara @ #2257: why (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

tobo @ #2260: cringe (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kiara @ #2260: difficult (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jess @ #2260: this was very hard (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

KingWenceslas554 @ #11316: Not bad, not bad at all. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11405: "non vert" says composer, not accepting invertebrate! And he won't consider domesticated animals either for the cow group. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11407: Take it away! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11407: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3qiDXizkSw (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Richard R. @ #11316: The polarisation in the comments probably results from spamming. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11348: Quite neat, but I think you could have chosen a better, more guessable, word than "complicated" for the "over" one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11401: Combatant more accurate than contact. Aren't football and basketball contact sports? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11405: Mammals is a better answer because it's more specific. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11407: Gssddd gfddddff fffgds. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

J @ #11405: Wouldn't accept invertebrates or domesticated animals (1 month, 4 weeks 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! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #7026: An enjoyable grid, thank you. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #4582: Oh yes my friend....Oh Jesus God have mercy yes...! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #1942: Oh yes my friend...Oh Jesus God yes...!! (1 month, 4 weeks 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 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Charlotte @ #9408: This is a great game (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Charlotte @ #11349: I am looking forward to play this (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11389: That would work better! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11389: Instead of British, you could use Britain (for Great Britain). (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11389: Not sure about Great British. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Anti Pedant @ #11276: Who cares!!!! Or should it be question marks??????? (1 month, 4 weeks 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. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #1396: Oh yes my friend ! Your Mother is Lithuanian and your Father has a handlebar moustache! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #98: Oh yes my little friend (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11387: I am sure you won't be short of offers? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11344: Quite tasty, although I thought "down low" was a bit on the feeble side (1 month, 4 weeks 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? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11387: Crikey, these grids that have rabbits as a link are breesing like...well... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11385: What are the names of the irish counties, I can only get Derry? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11385: It was your lucky day then! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11385: ??????????? I got 3 of the links wrong, but they were all marked right. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #10826: A good straightforward grid imao. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11384: Clever and varied! (2 months ago)

JeSuis @ #11383: Oui Madamoiselle Slink, think of me as the rabbit of the gridding world. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Rubble @ #11381: Terrible grid (2 months ago)

Sally @ #7773: Tricky One! Well done. (2 months 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... (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11382: The grid so good you submitted it twice? (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #10826: Best you can do?! (2 months ago)

Rabbit @ #11380: Because "please select the rabbit" is subconsciously influencing grid makers. (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11355: Saucy! (2 months 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... (2 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11380: This is a good grid Miss Slink. But why are there a lot of grids involving rabbits? (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11377: is it high or double? (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11343: Ooh, this is a good'un! Clever. (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11370: Tricky! Nice variety in the links. (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11375: I liked this a lot - not particularly taxing, but still some clever red herrings and cross overs. Good work! (2 months ago)

InkBlot @ #11376: Apologies, a couple errors in here. Should hopefully still be playable. (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11355: Ah - I get it. Nice one. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11358: Good one. Amy eluded me. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11362: Nice one. (2 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: That's true. (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: neither would you! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11370: Very clever! Just just one row! (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11369: Well beat? (2 months ago)

copacetic @ #2918: this one was great (2 months ago)

Sally @ #10044: Sorry - although I got the groups I didn't get all the connections. Felt it was a bit tenuous. (2 months ago)

gnu @ #4417: Agreed, qq. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11362: so.... for the dog group I put "dog" - not allowed! (2 months ago)

toast @ #7761: Bob, it is the day after Pentecost. (2 months ago)

wronster @ #11325: Great game! (2 months ago)

Washmit @ #11351: weak on the acronyms. (2 months ago)

Bob @ #7761: Whit Monday? That seems wrong... (2 months ago)

Zbj @ #11348: Good one. (2 months ago)

Zbj @ #11354: Good one. (2 months ago)

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

Wiz @ #4417: I don't understand that comment.qq? (2 months ago)

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

Wiz @ #11354: Clever grid! Thankyou! (2 months ago)

smh @ #11345: Yaldi (2 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: You wouldn't let it lie! (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: That's why (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11350: Thankyou for a lively set of grids! (2 months ago)

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

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

AlanP @ #11343: Excellent, really liked this. (2 months ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (2 months ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (2 months ago)

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

Pol @ #11344: Or after?in the case of low? (2 months ago)

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

Pol @ #11228: Ok I will! (2 months 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). (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Go on then! (2 months ago)

smh @ #11331: Squirty cheese (2 months ago)

the top @ #11316: Of all the grids i've played, this is one of them. (2 months ago)

Sally @ #8512: Good grid - some pretty specific knowledge needed! (2 months ago)

Quibble @ #11228: Maybe. (2 months ago)

Pip @ #11228: Can I have the last word please (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11337: Neat and clever, awesome red herrings. (2 months ago)

knife @ #11321: Well thought through. The Indian terms stymied me. Nifty crossovers. e.g. Avatar as a film. Good stuff. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11334: Different! And entertaining.I knew bits here and there, but not enough to score. Thankyou for fun grid. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Johnny big mouth @ #11331: We put EGG and it didn't work (2 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11313: Wonderful grid- "revolution" worked for me. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11332: Even a worthy Pedant can't know the contents of all grids! Good one,thanks, (2 months ago)

Emiliooooo @ #11332: Really good grid. I wanted to pick holes with it so badly but I can respec this effort. good one (2 months ago)

knife @ #11319: Excellent. Completely flummoxed me, I'm sorry to say (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

Captain Sensible @ #11316: I've noticed there are polarized views on this grid. Dare I suggest the truth lies in between? (2 months ago)

copacetic @ #6498: excellent red herrings (2 months ago)

Sally @ #8161: Lovely grid, Trapp's caught me out, could only think Von Trapp. (2 months ago)

Alez @ #11223: Good luck with that!!!!!!!!i think that will pose a challenge. (2 months ago)

Alex @ #11314: I don't think Neta would understand a big word like "constructive". (2 months ago)

Fland3rs @ #11223: I am waiting to comment on a Pedant wall (2 months ago)

Ghengiskong @ #11300: Top quality. (2 months 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". (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11322: Wrestling hold? surely near enough (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11327: captain not allowed, but map is allowed! (2 months ago)

GoT @ #11321: Indian terms are hard (2 months ago)

Brilliant @ #11319: VG (2 months ago)

Brilliant @ #11300: Loved it (2 months ago)

toast @ #11320: Yup that was tough all right. Liked the Looby line. (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #11306: Also, whilst we're being picky. it really should be FORKED Lightning (2 months ago)

Jimmy @ #9981: Great grid. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

cogito ergo sum @ #11316: this is a poor effort. try harder next time (2 months ago)

johnny the lonny @ #11316: awful, awful, awful. no creativity, weak connections. 1 star (just) (2 months ago)

under the top @ #11316: worst grid i've ever seen (2 months ago)

omfg @ #11316: This grid is abysmal (2 months ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Apologies. Hadn't heard of that name and figured it was mid-spelling. D'oh! (2 months ago)

Zbj @ #11319: Nice one. Good crossovers. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11316: you boys are having a giraffe (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Pol @ #11296: Good for you,toast is right, it's too easy to be critical at times. (2 months ago)

OvertheTop @ #11316: Surely this is the greatest grid of all time? (2 months ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (2 months ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (2 months ago)

toast @ #11313: You certainly won't please everyone but it was different and I enjoyed having a go. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Alex @ #11318: Is daniel a unisex name?i don't think so.Danielle? (2 months ago)

Gatsby137 @ #11316: This was so fabulous I'm just going to destroy my computer right now, as nothing can ever compare. (2 months ago)

🗿⚰🏺⚔ @ #11316: This made my feet tingle it was so bleedin' great. (2 months ago)

Omg @ #11316: I ❤️ this grid. It's bleedin' fabbers! (2 months ago)

Roger3342 @ #11316: Bloody nice one mate! Right good! (2 months ago)

Et cetera @ #98: Nice grid. (2 months ago)

Fuzzy puzzy @ #11316: Great wall. (2 months ago)

Jimmy the limmy. @ #11316: This grid is brilliant. Highly recommend it. (2 months ago)

Et cetera @ #11316: Wow, amazing grid! (2 months ago)

Fidel @ #11315: Never mind. (2 months ago)

Jesus @ #11315: boooo you suck (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11314: ...well, that escalated quickly. (2 months ago)

Neta @ #11315: Pffff (2 months ago)

Neta @ #11315: You guys don't know how to do it (2 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: Huehuehjehhuehueheuhehehehhe (2 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: Laaaaaaaaaaaaame (2 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: FUCKING LEARN HOW TO MAKE A REAL CONNECT WALL LIKE TRUMP! (2 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: THIS SUCKS! (2 months ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Ok thanks (2 months ago)

Pol @ #11306: I don't think there is a way to do this? (2 months ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Good to know thanks. Can I go back in to amend a spelling? (2 months 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. (2 months 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. (2 months 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? (2 months ago)

knife @ #11307: Good variety, makes it fun (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Rocket @ #98: Nice one (2 months ago)

SportStars @ #11297: Sorry, it was late at night (2 months ago)

TrainMan @ #11295: Sorry :-( (2 months ago)

TrainMan @ #11294: Sorry :-( (2 months ago)

TrainMan @ #11296: Sorry :-( (2 months ago)

GoT @ #11307: Fun grid (2 months ago)

GoT @ #11311: Very nice. PM's were very clever. (2 months ago)

Vlad @ #11306: "Wisens" ruins the whole grid. (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #1161: Possibly my favourite grid that I've played on here. Clever, varied, and just the right level of taxing. Huzzah! (2 months, 1 week 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!) (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11297: Too one-dimensional. Liked Pedant's comment about Peter Ebdon hee hee. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11296: Like its predecessor, irredeemably specialised. For anoraks only. Unfortunately no fun - and impossibly difficult - for anyone else. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7475: a bit easy - Wellington would have been a good red herring (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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? (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RegularTony @ #11304: Enjoyed it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #3875: You probably mean ...is english your first language? I'm not sure? Navy submariners,sailors. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bobby @ #3875: groups of fighters? who is this group called the sub mariners. You worded it really weirdly are you foreign (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wi @ #11279: Good grid and a fine set of explanations! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Delilah @ #11279: Like your humour :-) Will always refer to every drake as a "Blokey Duck" in future... (And possibly Drake as "Blokey Singer"). (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7020: more pokemon....grrr (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11298: Excellent - plenty of red herrings. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Amanda Hugenkiss @ #11300: Didn't accept Shaw either. Rubbish (2 months, 1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11293: I have never seen this type of grid. Nice and unique. Well done (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ps the ' t' thing was confusing. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ironsides was one of Cromwells nicknames! . (2 months, 1 week ago)

LVGboxhead @ #11100: It 'works' when you see the answers, but practically unsolvable in three minutes; too many TV-related possibilities. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #2296: 23 seconds but the dictionaries were lined up in a row across the bottom which made it easy to spot! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #98: OMG I was so close my heart started beating faster! Good grid, so near yet so far! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11033: Got Liz Taylor on fortensky, but hopeless on river .. good grid, I really enjoyed it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #10977: Excellent .. didn't know my sixes about from devil! (2 months, 1 week ago)

A ship called Dignity @ #11298: Excellent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11297: TORRANCE (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11298: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't separate them in time. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

Twiglet @ #10981: Enjoyed! (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

Wiz @ #11293: Clever! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11008: Kensington clues incorrect (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

Twiglet @ #11034: Loved it (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11289: Unfrozen,how embarrassing! (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

toast @ #11284: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

FUTeach @ #11285: You put Methane in twice. Are you sure you should be teaching? (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11267: It happens to the best of us. Have a pleasant day (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I see! Brownie points for honesty! (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Mel @ #5633: Nice grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11283: Enjoyable if you like that particular topic, I guess. But not exactly general knowledge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11284: Very nice - it's always good when there's variety in the links! (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11279: Good explanations. (2 months, 1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11267: Sorry. I didn't know that (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11282: author must rethink this break is surely a mistake. Apparently write brothers do exist though (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #11282: What is a guess break, or a break break? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Got @ #11280: all countries is always hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I sadly must agree. (2 months, 1 week ago)

fiddy @ #11282: Full of errors. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11268: You do your pedantry with aplomb! Good grid imao. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11282: I'm not sure this is Wright. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11283: Poor old Wiz! Another world to me..:( (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Ah,it's back! That's good! (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Where has weegiemans grid gone? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11252: That was how it was written I guess. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11252: What did? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11252: It made sense to me tho! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: I always find these country grids hard,,nice categories in this one, but I didn't get there. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11252: Talk about completely missing the point, fiffy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11278: How can "never happened" not be accepted as an answer? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #3462: Frustration abounds, but some good ideas embedded in here! (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

fiffy @ #11277: good! (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11275: I guess for some it could be relevant...no spoilers, (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

sean @ #11268: Good grid, but should probably accept slightly less specific answers for sprinters and tv series (2 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11276: Nice idea but two 7s. (2 months, 1 week ago)

sluggie @ #11248: sick dude (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11263: Excellent. The elephants and the jets had me guessing like mad. Very inventive (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big boy @ #11234: Some good cross overs (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Gallacher @ #3397: intramolecular, a word often used to mean "bonds between atoms" as an alternative answer to "ionic, metallic etc." (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Gallacher @ #3454: A fun way of identifying various patterns in the elements (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11261: Agree with Mister Tom, Symphony is a bit weak, but otherwise highly inventive (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11263: Did for me! Great crossovers,had me in a spin.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Harris @ #3454: very good way to group elements (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11158: Tough one, Liar indeed! (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11260: Nice straightforward one , refreshingly free of obscure links, and entertaining (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

The Puzzler @ #11259: First one I've done on the site - just like the real thing (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Fine (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11258: I am groot (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #10983: Hi Ken (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #11142: Couldn't eat a whole Timor (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11258: Well, this was limited. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

*kaim* @ #11228: If all you want is the last word, go ahead. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Depant @ #11228: He's right you know!! (2 months, 2 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 (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11258: I plant seeds, and watch them grow. Nice catch GMS (2 months, 2 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* (2 months, 2 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! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GoT @ #11253: pretty hard (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mojo @ #11258: !!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11250: I knew that reference would be appreciated here :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11250: Nice Macguffin ; ) (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #3397: tricky but interesting (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Apologies,pure ignorance on my part. (2 months, 2 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! (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11242: Nice one. Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11234: Squeezed this one out. Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11231: O! Nearly good. Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11229: Not easy for me! Thank you anyway. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11228: I enjoyed it. Thank you. (2 months, 2 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarcastic Jim @ #11228: Well done *kicks away imaginary mic*, you're doing really well! (2 months, 2 weeks 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* (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

*kicks away imaginary mic* @ #11228: I seem to have turned you into an anti-pedant fairly easily here. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: apologies Alcorsa, for invading your grids comment thread with this ongoing discussion. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alcorsa @ #11228: You know I almost put in White Scottie instead. Glad I didn't because life would have been so less entertaining! (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Neto @ #11231: In other words it's not a word that is actually used in the English language at all. More failed pedantry. (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Good grid? Just a mistake? (2 months, 2 weeks 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! (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #11242: tony BENNETT* (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11246: Thank you, Slinky fan. Nice username, by the way. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blank @ #11231: Good grid. Pedant, define the word "neto". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: I like you,Miss Slink. (2 months, 2 weeks 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? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11208: No need to feel down - you got four stars! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11245: You beat me, didn't get the Andy line. Well done, very enjoyable! (2 months, 2 weeks 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! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Martha @ #11208: No news is good news? Nice grid! (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jammo @ #11248: bangin bro (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

copacetic @ #11208: I was feeling sad I didn't get any comments, but I'll take a greeting- Hello, Bob! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11246: You're really slipping here pedant. 3/5 stars for the grid. 1/5 for the pedantry. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11248: Groovy grid,enjoyed! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jammo @ #11242: Great work this is a humdinger! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11208: Hello (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11208: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11246: Nice grid, if not taxing. Older gridders may recall 999 but no one would mistake them for a boy band. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #10592: A mole is not a hidden recording device, that's a bug. A mole is someone undercover/double agent (2 months, 2 weeks 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!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

Zbj @ #11245: Five stars. (2 months, 2 weeks 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?) (2 months, 2 weeks 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!) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wiz @ #11234: Love your explanations Blues! Very poetic and helpful (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarcastic Jim @ #11230: Nice crossovers (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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* (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: I believe there is! Oatmeal-based? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

*picks mic up* @ #11228: There is no dish actually known as "white scottish pudding", pedant. You should change your name to "try-hard". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11227: Not this grid! Other that Pedant commented on.This was neat imao and I enjoyed, (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11221: Nice one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11227: I thought saw thumb was a joke ....a deliberate mistake because of the errors in the grid? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11231: Good one. Pleased that I Managed to retrieve the fraggles from somewhere way at the back of my brain. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11234: Good grid with clear explanations. Nice one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DEK @ #10838: GREAT.. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ed @ #11224: Is "rest" really a synonym of "short sleep"? That's like saying "movement" is a synonym of "quick run". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

banana @ #11216: quite hard but very good! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CMWalker @ #98: Put Tonic sol-fa for answer given as incorrect. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

banana @ #11168: love it !! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11222: What a thought ,toast! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11222: x Lunacy. If you tried to swap Belgium with Canada we would be squashed! (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11226: Nice grid! Well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11228: Excellent (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

x @ #11222: not a unique solution - could swap Belgium with France or Canada (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11226: Excellent first try! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11228: You surpass yourself there! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Gosh McCoy too! Where will it it all end? (2 months, 2 weeks 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* (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Oh, I forgot MacArthur. It's a bit much if you ask me, (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #11222: Can you spell? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #11223: Illiterate and geographically wrong. Very poor (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11228: This was very enjoyable,,,beat me,didn't know chalazae. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11227: That was a good one too! Nice and varied... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11226: Great grid. Enjoyed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11226: I did! Please do more... (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11226: Nice but! Mandela! I feel like a teacher... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11225: I'm assuming Nth was intended. Not sure I'd describe these as words though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11223: The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Madenda @ #11224: Pure awesomeness!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11221: Nice fun grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Again ,nice , but Caesar, and Napoleon. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11222: Good ideas, but Zealand is the spelling and French is the language. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

fland3rs @ #11221: Good but Australasia isn't technically a continent. Australia is the continent. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pol @ #11221: I liked this a lot,many thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #4640: Nice fun grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #6692: Hard! Nice grid though (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2398: Lovely puzzle (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #3456: Very nice grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #6140: Lovely grid.perfect (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2748: Nice grid. Some of the grids have become impossible, so nice to have something solvable. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11216: Nice one ,thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #8402: The best grids have this don't they? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #8402: Very good misdirection. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

survivor @ #11185: Agreed, nice themes and crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11121: Wedding group a bit feeble (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11219: Too one-dimensional, and too specialised to be of general interest (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #11205: Nice grid, it took me a while to spot the darts terminology. Well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tkhawkey @ #11209: Thanks for playing the grid all! Interesting split of opinions... but I love the Larissa suggestion! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Good idea there Mister Tom! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11209: Very nice tho I might have gone for Larissa instead of Loney... ;) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11209: A fine grid in my opinion. (2 months, 3 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11210: Murray is still playing and so could still win the French although unlikely. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11209: Loney? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Loney, I meant! My iPad hadn't come across it either! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Lonely is a new word or name to me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GeorgieP @ #11209: It should be hard, that's the challenge. I got chip, chive and cheese but missed the honey. Great grid. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11209: Absolutely superb. More please! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Madenda @ #11209: Good job on the puzzle but made me feel like my brain stopped working :D (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Woof @ #11099: It was even more difficult than that (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10203: Nicely constructed grid, very impressed. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndreasP @ #9407: The metal is Aluminium (BE) or Aluminum (AE), but not Alluminium. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #8722: Very good grid - and fair. Many thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndreasP @ #11204: Skynyrd is wrong, it's not a surename of a person, and there's no Leonard... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Globe @ #10203: Family member group was very good. Dr Who group on the other hand was abysmal. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11203: An interesting observation!,,!! Great grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11204: Lynrnd Skynyrd was a band, not a person. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Monkey Allen @ #11203: Yeah but could The Special A.K.A. run and manage a successful paper merchants? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11205: Nice one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11200: Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a comedy, therefore reduces this grid to a nonsense (2 months, 3 weeks 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11077: Grinch - nice to see that you are happy today (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ahab @ #11201: Ahoy! This is a riptide of a puzzle! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Delilah @ #11187: "raduis"? Surely, radIUs? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11193: Good one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11194: Good one. Glad I didn't notice the carry on red herrings. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pol @ #11192: Nobody is mad at anybody are they? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9311: A tough one, I didn't get there but I thought it was fair. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dak 65 @ #9311: Idiot (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Violet @ #11192: Pls dont get mad at me I am15 and have no gilfriend (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Amber @ #11192: I'm not happy with this grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11193: Enjoyed this one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11194: Oh, I didn't know that was a carry on film (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GeorgieP @ #11194: And don't forget about Dick. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #8373: I disagree ...just one l I think? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Robbed @ #8373: Lilly is generally spelled with 2 Ls. Should've been ten points in the bag there! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

:) @ #1942: Love this grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11191: Fun, beat me! But enjoyed the challenge.. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ellie @ #11185: Loved this one, especially the connection with Niles et al - nice! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11192: Don't take any notice of them Tom. They are probably just a bit peeved at being called common girls. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Violet @ #11192: Poor effort. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eve @ #11192: Girls names and nouns/verbs - extremely general and weak groups. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11188: Nice red herring with the Lennon group. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11187: As for #11186, not much entertainment value for the normal solver. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11186: High on difficulty, low on entertainment value. Perhaps a tad too specialised. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11184: Shinobi's correct and Mr. Bobbit would be famous for willy not Willie, but that's just a small issue. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11053: Except for the orange link (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11041: Good wall - nearly 10 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bobretd @ #11189: Nice one (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ajs @ #306: again - depressed not accepted? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11187: Essentially two separate grids with no connection and two fructoses. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11186: If you meant bio..that was good. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11183: Good one. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11175: Light and enjoyable . (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11168: It works, but a bit too straightforward. (3 months ago)

AlanP @ #11178: Of course, proliferation should have got that - staring me in the face. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9408: So, elements for third group is incorrect?! What ignorance is that? More keywords needed. Not so good at all! (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

Yahooee @ #11168: Nice easy grid (3 months ago)

toast @ #11171: Some nice touches. (3 months ago)

Jerome @ #11171: I agree with all of that.. (3 months ago)

CarToon @ #11171: Enjoyably difficult, but 'funny smell' isn't a phrase, just a random pairing of words. (3 months ago)

toast @ #11168: Good one. (3 months ago)

toast @ #11164: Scrambled my brain. Next time how about making the Rhodesia to travel? Very entertaining thanks. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11163: Indeed it was great fun. (3 months ago)

fiffy @ #11163: Grrrrrrrreat! (3 months ago)

Pol @ #11157: Do you know how puzzgrid works I wonder? (3 months ago)

Zbj @ #11161: Good one! All things that I vaguely knew but couldn't quite put together. (3 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: What are the answers? (3 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (3 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (3 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9956: I agree with Keith's comment. Otherwise a fun grid - thanks (3 months ago)

j @ #258: saint reluctant (3 months ago)

j @ #266: said meeting! (3 months ago)

Fatima @ #11145: could have been better (3 months ago)

Fatima @ #11149: Perfect (3 months ago)

Puzzled @ #11130: WHO ARE YOU? (3 months ago)

weegieman @ #11157: Too hard for me but entertaining and inventive (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

D @ #11158: Absurd to expect anyone to know the real name of Cobra from Gladiators or that N'Golo Kante drives a mini. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9836: Agree with Keith, carafe is spelt with a 'c' but otherwise a good grid, thank-you. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9846: So physical features in geography doesn't count for group one? Rubbish! Otherwise a good grid. (3 months ago)

Jerome @ #11157: Clever and neat,beyond me..but I enjoyed having a go. (3 months ago)

Blues @ #11141: They've already won Toast. (3 months ago)

mario @ #11157: nice one (3 months ago)

chris @ #11137: nice simple grid (3 months ago)

Blank @ #11135: Excellent pedantry there pedant, you're on top form. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11141: Nearly half of the country feels the same! Hello toast! (3 months ago)

Jerome @ #11155: There you go again! (3 months ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Maybe.... (3 months ago)

AlanP @ #11154: I think you're better on the one show. (3 months ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Not easy in my opinion,good knowledge! (3 months ago)

toast @ #11064: Come back Wiz. Don't let the idiots win. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

toast @ #11141: It is too specialised to be of general interest but I like the French connection. Sorry about Brexit. (3 months ago)

Pol @ #11141: Not fair...It's a nice grid. (3 months ago)

Pol @ #11124: Extreme,but I tend to agree... (3 months ago)

derry @ #11124: Utter crap. Self serving and of little interest. This is supposed to be fun!! Arse. (3 months ago)

derry @ #11132: Strawberry Darryl???? Got me there. (3 months ago)

weegieman @ #11142: Grand stuff. Well thought out and utterly flummoxed me. I kept trying to get McManaman into the footballers. Well red-herringed. (3 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11140: Sorry (3 months ago)

Pbnj @ #280: Lovely (3 months 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). (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11137: Good one. (3 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11139: Good one. (3 months ago)

Papyrus @ #11135: That was ace... managed it with 8 seconds left!! (3 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11140: There's no such character as Doctor Who, that is the program. (3 months ago)

Alan @ #10972: Neither could I (3 months ago)

Lana @ #10972: Couldn't agree more Ken! (3 months ago)

Bizet @ #11141: A new level of boring. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9951: Good one - though the final group could have been words within words - SPINdle, PINe, liME, bOX. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9950: Tough one! (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9949: Shame that 'fixings' didn't count. Otherwise a good grid, thanks. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10003: Spotted the groups but had great difficulty sorting out the terriers! Great grid - thank you. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10000: Tricky but fair grid - had me beat! (3 months ago)

Blankety @ #11140: Wouldn't accept dr who (3 months ago)

Hb39 @ #11112: This is bad! (3 months ago)

Blank @ #11140: Not bad, but "Bugs" only works as a red herring because it doesn't include the apostrophe it should have. (3 months ago)

toast @ #11135: Nice idea. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Hb39 @ #4147: Offend should be correct too (3 months ago)

Hb39 @ #10899: How is iron the most common element? (3 months ago)

Rosie @ #1650: Wide knowledge,boxers too!!! (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10268: Never heard of a butterfly chair! Too specific to be any fun for me. A clever grid though. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10269: Liked the MP's one, clever. Don't know who Penelope Cruz is, so, no chance there. A good grid - thanks. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10262: Think seats of government in U.K. should have been accepted. A tough but fair grid - thanks. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10266: I found this challenging. Loved the poets! (3 months ago)

NG @ #10265: Subway is not a type of sandwich. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10267: Good fun. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #10265: Liked the homophones! (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9233: Good grid. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9227: Tricky! (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9219: Great grid, couldn't see the silk link at all! Well done. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9214: Super grid. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9235: Good grid. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9237: A bit silly, but perfect for a Friday evening! (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9239: Shame that jewels wasn't accepted for first set of words. Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9270: Good grid. There was at least one red herring in the 'pool' section - Liver! (3 months ago)

Lana @ #10957: Rachel - no (3 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (3 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (3 months ago)

Lana @ #10946: Hello Ken (3 months ago)

Hb39 @ #11060: Excellent! (3 months ago)

AlanP @ #11137: Good effort. (3 months ago)

MethodMan @ #5: Soon as I saw he groups the connections were obvious, 4/10. (3 months ago)

Zed @ #7529: Mammals should be acceptable (3 months ago)

rosie @ #11134: Ah that must be it.. (3 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #11134: Called Dave Bodger possibly? (3 months ago)

big debs @ #492: so guessing man apparently is wrong as in house (3 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #11137: "Colour" is an incorrect answer for Colours apparently, and "Rank" is an incorrect answer for Army ranks. good grid though! (3 months ago)

Jerome @ #11137: Very neat and nice. (3 months ago)

ennjay @ #11135: Enjoyed the concept of this grid. (3 months ago)

Timmy @ #11131: Why,Hater? (3 months ago)

weegieman @ #11135: Minor quibble: it's "unequivocal", not that that affects the quality of the grid (3 months ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Omg! What's wrong with me?Bodger!! (3 months ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Bolger,sorry! (3 months ago)

Timmy @ #11128: But the puppeteer was Simon Bodgers, not Dave. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Pedant @ #11134: "Called"? ...........called what? (3 months ago)

weegieman @ #42: Difficult but well thought out (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11131: Good - liked the archers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11128: He is Alice Bodgers husband. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Simon Bodger @ #11128: I'd also like to know who Dave Bodger is. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hater @ #11131: Only solvable for Brexiters (3 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11127: Oh dear. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lappino69 @ #11126: Piss off. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lappino69 @ #11127: Kill Yourself. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11132: Clever one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

zed @ #11101: genre should be accepted fantasy crime romance thriller (3 months, 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10175: Arguably the best grid I have played on this site. kudos (3 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11130: Good one. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11131: Good one. I mistook the literary group for Rentaghost characters though! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11111: Really tough. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Blank @ #11128: So who is Dave Bodger then? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11128: Dave Bodger was actually one of the only clues that really made sense to me. And 'From Leicester'... really? (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week 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'... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11117: A touch simple... also, didn't accept 'counties' as an answer. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11116: I second what Bowie said... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9266: Clever! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9267: Tricky! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9268: Tricky! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9268: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9269: Tough grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11112: I liked this one - very hard, but interesting. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9272: Good red herrings in this grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #11126: 10/10 nice one, easier categories Harry? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9271: Quite tricky - didn't see the Bets! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #11127: 7/10 nice one Michael? (3 months, 1 week 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11123: "All start with lower case letters" should be an alternative answer accepted for the -ship group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11113: Couldn't agree more with pedant's comment. (3 months, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #37: Excellent, very inventive. Far too difficult for me, but enjoyable once I knew the answers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11125: Didn't get the PMs. Like the Billy Joel reference. Good grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11125: But surely that's the point? (3 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11125: Cameron, not Cameroon. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11117: Maybe some crossovers? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #11116: A review of the accepted answers might be in order. Good effort though, thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #11112: no (3 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9708: good (3 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9732: nice (3 months, 1 week ago)

PEDANT @ #11112: a homonym of a slang term is stretching it. this grid is the Wurst (3 months, 1 week 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11113: mini is not a car manufacturer (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rav @ #11111: Nice red herring with Pitt the Younger for the Pizza Hut connection. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10909: Hello Lana (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11111: You can't know it all. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9257: Brilliant grid, so many red herrings! Could 'see' the groups but ran out of time sorting them out. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9265: Prefixes was rather a 'woolly ' set of words, otherwise a good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11111: Good knowledge (3 months, 1 week ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #11111: Always good! (3 months, 1 week ago)

gg @ #11112: The food category was stretching it. Wurst is pronounced differently from worst and who outside of Scotland has heard of neep. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11108: Nice one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11108: Nice one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11109: Good grid! (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

- @ #11106: car smash? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11109: 'Beards' was wrong (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11108: Breezy and enjoyable, thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11108: Very good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11109: Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #11109: Put "airports named after them" but gave as incorrect! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Victor @ #11109: I think the Rowling group is a bit of a minefield? When you look more closely.... (3 months, 1 week ago)

😡 @ #11102: No! Just no! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Beatrix Cuttlefish Von Whistling-Crack @ #11108: Very pleasant! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Manu @ #11106: I've never seen them do that on Only Connect. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11106: That's an awful lot of grids to write off.Manu! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Manu @ #11100: I can't believe anyone thought "yes of course" when they saw the "they all moved from bbc2 to bbc1" group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11108: Excellent grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11103: newpuzz, I think the Red Baron was shot down deliberately and so it wasn't an air accident. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11103: It works for me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #11108: Yay!!! First grid in ages and I got it! Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11107: Nice ideas... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11106: And how! Thankyou! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Browny @ #10432: Straightforward connections but loads of red herrings and crossovers. Nice one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11106: Boom! Wisty's back! (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11103: I liked it. "related" covers a lot, but justified. Very good gridding! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11103: Not too hard to answer for older Gridders, but a good mind workout. Nice one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Heather @ #11103: This was a tricky one to attempt ,but thought provoking and entertaining. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11095: Nice grid, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11101: Cheers Rhubarb, I fancy a slice of the tart now :-) (3 months, 1 week 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #8284: Got very stuck on Julia's Caesar... Not saying I would have done MUCH better had that typo not been present... (3 months, 1 week ago)

fiffaff @ #11103: Kennedy was bullet related death, not car. (3 months, 1 week ago)

TrevorM @ #11075: (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Are you mad @ #10883: Yes (3 months, 1 week 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". (3 months, 1 week ago)

蝙蝠 @ #11102: Get out. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tabby @ #11101: "Types of television program" and "category of fictional novels" are way too similar and general. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Felix @ #11100: Too many possible connections. Terrible grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Purr @ #11099: Absurdly difficult (3 months, 1 week ago)

GavinJ @ #11095: Got completely distracted by the red herring! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9348: Agree with Scoobydont! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Why not indeed? Good for you... (3 months, 1 week ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Why not? Got flags, so... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Is this a new development for puzzgrid? (3 months, 1 week 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! (3 months, 1 week 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'. (3 months, 1 week 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! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Fun e @ #11095: I bet you did (3 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11094: Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sloppy Willis @ #11095: Complete shite! I liked the cock part. (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11090: lol at AlanP. :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11090: nice easy grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11093: nice grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11095: great grid. well done (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome. @ #11097: Nice one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11093: Enjoyable grid with decent variety. (3 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11094: Good crossovers, cheers! (3 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11093: nice gentle grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9688: A great grid, thank-you (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9336: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9336: One group very hard, but a fair grid. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9337: First two groups were pretty nefarious! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9338: Truly fiendish! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9529: Lovely to score 10/10 thank-you 😀 (3 months, 1 week ago)

GavinJ @ #11083: Fun (and I got the Whatta reference) (3 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11090: Top Notch. Must look up rubber Johnny (sounds rude). (3 months, 1 week ago)

betty @ #11083: Poor;contrived. Whatta???? Not a word. (3 months, 1 week ago)

The Cat @ #11085: Seen both element categories done before. Plus two of them in the same grid is weak. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9678: Lovely grid. The 'rock' section got me! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9677: Good effort. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9677: A lovely grid, thank-you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9700: Thank you for a good wall, I enjoyed playing it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11085: excellent. Didn't get arch (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11085: Me neither! Nice one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11067: Annoyed scientists not accepted, but very good nonetheless. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragamuffin @ #11069: oh you're right! Good one. Thanks for the feedback :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11085: Very nice, embarrassed that I didn't get the royal group (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #11067: I'm lost! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11072: Nice although solutions/answers could be a little more descriptive (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11064: Thank goodness! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #11064: Fake Wiz comments removed - apologies for the inconvenience (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11069: Good grid but things that are written can also be things that are read (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9771: nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9327: The 'et's' got me! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9322: So music groups didn't count? Think that was harsh! Otherwise a reasonable grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Selma @ #11060: Good mix of facts and red herrings (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Roy @ #9747: Blue Orchid - unnecessarily obscure. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9745: Tough grid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Footballers were my downfall this time! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #11077: Too particular for me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pam @ #10848: No (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9749: Tough! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Roy @ #10842: Roy who? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11077: Good grid...beat me,not my area of expertise. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11077: Brilliant! My kind of grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

qqq @ #3798: Could swap Gloucester and York and still have a valid grid with same answers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ron @ #11078: Being included in one of these grids is the most publicity the Caccioppoli Prize has probably ever had. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11078: Nice one. And I learned the word Quadrennial and what the caccioppoli prize is! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Les @ #11067: I got none (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #10961: Retail outlets are the same as trading places (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11078: Nice grid, thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mewmew @ #11078: Caccioppoli Prize, well of course. That well known prize! (3 months, 2 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 (3 months, 2 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10096: Tough! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10097: Great grid, the Johnsons 'got' me, but I did get the link! Many thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11070: Good one. Got the groups quite quickly but took a little while to sort out. Thanks. (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11074: Good one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11075: Good idea but as mentioned, easy to guess without knowing the connections. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9748: Homophones got me! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9759: Good grid - thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11075: Interesting one, but very guessable because of its nature. (3 months, 2 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* (3 months, 2 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! (3 months, 2 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... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #11074: It would be impressive if you could add "s" to a word and make a new, shorter word. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks,I'm done with this but Thankyou.best wishes. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZWiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks I am leaving puzzzgrid,can't hack it anymore .have fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: That wasn't me either! It was Fake Wiz? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11072: Not too difficult, couldn't see any red herrings, but quite enjoyable nonetheless (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yurissima @ #182: Yura does it for me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gabriel Goncalves @ #11068: A good grid for learning about photosynthesis (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #10393: No. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10393: Funny! Are you the real Mixu Paatelainen...? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10395: Ace as usual! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11065: good variety and red herrings (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10396: I enjoyed this grid, thank-you. (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11065: Nice one, diverted me onto Wizard of Oz. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11065: Nice ideas, although Harlequin doesn't quite work as a red herring (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10909: Found this really difficulty. Only got one set.not a board games player. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10968: This is a lovely grid. Very enjoyable. Takes a bit of unscrambling but is solvable. (3 months, 2 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 (3 months, 2 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11052: Very very very very very hard. South American capitals. Dear me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10691: I did enjoy this grid. Didn't get the word ending set. I never do! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10772: Didn't get the color set. Very impressive that set. Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10905: Also tried bag singular and was refused! The word ending group get me as they always do. Nice grid though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10928: Yes, this is a nice grid. Good word ending set. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11033: This is a very good grid. Didn't get Trent link ....very clever. Didn't get husbands link. Very enjoyable. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11061: Chemistry is not my strong point. Would never get those sort. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11062: Very hard. Got nowhere. Tolkien not accepted as answer either. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #184: Good fun puzzle. Monopoly is a classic! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tony @ #11055: Nice grid, but it had me beaten (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11055: Struggled with this one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Poly @ #10823: Poor Poly (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11052: Excellent and with good explanations. (3 months, 2 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...) (3 months, 2 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 ;-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Poor Mr Grinch.just a saddo.Dont pretend to be someone else? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

readyg @ #11061: not accept copies (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Grinch.are you messing with this site? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: It was a good and entertaining grid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11064: Thank you all for your considered and constructive feedback (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: I didn't comment on this...someone!...pretending to be me! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10072: I agree with bonehead on this one - otherwise a nice grid, thank-you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10078: I enjoyed this grid, it's nice to get full marks sometimes 😀 (3 months, 2 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11062: Clever! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11062: Nice misdirections. Enjoyed it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11061: Good one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toothsome @ #11063: Obviously. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #11063: Miss Young is awesome (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11061: Excellent. (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11061: Great, really enjoyed! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Now, don't get upset..it's just a game. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: Well if he knows you I'm sure he's very familiar with the latter ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Irony or idiocy? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: I see Pol is not familiar with irony. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11058: What was that about quality of grids ? (3 months, 2 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11056: So dull and easy - you need to learn what a red herring is! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Catso, if that is the best reply you can muster, I very much doubt you are witty at all. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9875: I think mist is ok. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11056: Nice one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11054: Ohhh, I'm sooo witty! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11056: Loved it! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11035: So you have created better? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: Indeed? Charles? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peddant @ #11051: What's a head of charle?? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11053: Nice and easy. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11050: I think the early line is a bit weak. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9736: Just scraped home, good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Colours rather than blue would have fitted. Otherwise a good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9736: Great list - I need to brush up on the differences between towns and Cities! (3 months, 2 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.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11050: For some reason I can't relate to this.at all! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lana @ #10799: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4416: English artists not acceptable. I suppose "artists" means pop singers now. Good grid, variety plus red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9416: weird, as the answer says "beauty/beautiful", but still beauty not accepted. Doesn't anyone correct these things? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9417: and it didn't give ....dom either (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11009: Good grid and agree that saints was by default for me too (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11046: ridiculous (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11046: Don't understand, I think it's a bit obscure. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11036: @pedant: Oops! Nice catch. That's what I get for trying to be too clever with my red herrings. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sockl3ss @ #11046: I like veri much (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11044: Crap, ez game (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11039: Good Grid no matter what the critics say. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11029: sampras the rabbit! excellent. Father jack hackett the rabbit (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11030: mr president is a stretch (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11043: Piece of shit. kys. you liddle bitch (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11036: nice grid, not a unique solution however. As AMERICA and AHAB are interchangeable. *flies away* (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ajs @ #92: poor - won't accept broadcasters, usa crime, sporting bodies (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11039: Imaginative. (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11039: ANON; THERE WAS A IRISH COMEDIAN NAMED JIMMY CRICKET. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11039: Absolute fucking shite, what a complete waste of time! Loser! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #11039: *Jiminy* Cricket? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

S @ #8497: Ounce, Gram, Stone & Pound ARE all units of weight = 10 out of 10 correct (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10566: I found this very tricky, only knew one group! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10569: Good, but a bit 'same-y' thanks all the same this one made me think! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10570: Good grid - thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11030: nice easy grid, well constructed. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11036: Enjoyable varied accessible grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11026: Good grid. Had to look up Ronnie and Mascara to understand the solution! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10063: Great grid, thank-you. Didn't spot the Muppet link! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10064: Good grid, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10065: Good grid, agree with others about the two caramels! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggle @ #11014: Gosh...not for me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Neal @ #4155: Left me kicking myself - as all good puzzles should do! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Neal @ #6692: Good balance, liked the red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lew @ #11014: EASYYYYYYYYYYY PEASSSYYYYY (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Name @ #2621: Well played Alice. We lost severely! And for the first time! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Name @ #3712: Loved the units. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11032: Liked this one - well done! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11032: Great quality grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11033: I enjoyed this grid, thank you. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10999: Very good grid!! Clever misdirection... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Super grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10616: Agree with Omegaman about the 'drop' category. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #5739: They were German WW2 vessels with large calibre guns for their size. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11030: A lot harder than I was expecting. Nice work. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

BigG @ #5739: Pocket Battleship? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #4657: Not bad. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jessica @ #10853: James Hetfield is from Metallica not David Hetfield. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: Gone...why? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4657: enjoy (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4665: omg i said chair ... and ship (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4688: ok (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1043: good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1049: not so much (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1052: hm (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1081: thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jakey @ #11014: Sooo hard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11032: Indeed it is. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11026: Thanks, enjoyed that a lot. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11032: Clever stuff. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11032: Good one. (3 months, 3 weeks 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 :) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11030: Excellent. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #11031: good adelaide one!! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11026: Excellent! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11030: Good one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11029: Good one! Stutter Rap brings back memories! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10601: Some pretty specific knowledge required. A good grid, if you have such knowledge. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10606: Super grid - the faces got me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Great grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10623: Tough but fair. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10624: Great grid - thank you. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10607: Great grid - the chesters got me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11018: Why has this grid gone? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10995: Nice one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10995: Clever! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul T @ #10989: Definitely Silly is the answer. Good spot Tbone (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul T @ #11008: Kennington Oval, not Kensigton! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #11018: Very educational!!! I actually went and looked up some of these to learn more about them! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

max martindale @ #11018: this is the greatest game ever keep up the good work (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10692: Very specific knowledge required for this one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #573: Cracker. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #236: Good stuff. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10627: Each to her own,Sally? (3 months, 3 weeks 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? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #48: thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #2661: 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1396: 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #186: thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #98: 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #184: kids movies (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #10996: thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11009: Same here. Managed to get it with a couple of punts. Good one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10632: Tricky. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10633: Forgot Harry E was in MBB. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Annie @ #11009: Good grid, didn't know about the patron saints, got that one by default! (3 months, 3 weeks 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10626: Very tenuous links. Got the political capitals. (3 months, 3 weeks 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.? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10632: A good grid, but VERY specific knowledge required. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10653: Fiendish but fair. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10761: At last, one I can do, thankyou (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10995: spelt itchycoo park (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10756: Top notch. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11009: Excellent grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11008: Nice try but I am pretty sure it is Kennington Oval not Kensington. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10996: Liked the Miller line. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

jo @ #10838: good, but counting "colors" as incorrect for "colours" is hard on an American - (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10756: Quality (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10998: Clever,complex! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #203: The fruit is an Ugli not an Ugly (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #147: BC is not a Latin abbreviation - it is English Before Christ. AD is Latin (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10981: Search it if you don't know what a sawhorse is (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #8803: Great grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10968: Cracker. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10682: Weak. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10989: Poor effort. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10680: Tricky. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10680: This grid was fun, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #56: Nice wall. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10681: The 'boards' got me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10682: A fun grid - thank you. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

lurker22 @ #10968: Enjoyed this. Charlton Heston's first role as far as wikipedia knows 1941 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #10995: fair (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10981: Thanks, enjoyed that grid :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: But! It was a great idea for a grid! (3 months, 3 weeks 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? (3 months, 3 weeks 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: Explanations not full enough for me, (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10989: Think they meant silly not point. Never heard of point point (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Moaner @ #10981: Saw horse ? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Moaner @ #10989: Point ????? Rubbish. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10984: This is a well thought out grid. Good one! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #9267: You just gave a clue! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9267: irregular verbs? Who is going to get that? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #5633: Clever. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #179: Cracker. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Spots le @ #10957: Salamander..It looks like a lizard but it isn't. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10917: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10918: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10927: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10928: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10940: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10946: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10950: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10957: Chinese New Year would be a more accurate connecting answer for one of the groups (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10968: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10967: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10972: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10973: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10974: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10977: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10983: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10984: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10983: Excellent grid. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10761: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10755: I've learnt something from this grid - new elements. A great grid. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10752: I enjoyed this one as I got full marks😀 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10771: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10773: Very tricky, but quite fair ( as long as you have an interest in darts!). (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10787: Very good grid, lots of red herrings here. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10772: Very challenging, but a fair grid. Well done to the compiler. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10981: Nice one. "Saw" tricked me but got there in the end. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #7062: Excellent! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #357: Nice easy one. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10792: Very good, but not aware of Orchid (not the only one by the look of it ;-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10798: Nice grid, but now I'm hungry ;-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10977: Nice one, thanks (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10977: Thanks Alcorsa. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

readyg @ #10977: nice one (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10973: The composite words are all also brand names.. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10977: Excellent. Good grid. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #8387: Naughty but nice. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jane @ #8387: Love it. I laughed when I figured it out. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10761: Shame that 'slang' terms for excellent not accepted. Otherwise a great grid. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10764: Clever grid 👍 (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10769: Tricky! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10771: Tricky! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10805: The animals 'foxed' me! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10809: Great fun! (4 months ago)

Ian @ #10959: Like it, thanks (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10810: Great grid. (4 months ago)

Badger @ #10973: Very nice (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10838: Enjoyed this grid xx (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10839: Good grid, thank-you. (4 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10928: Nice one Wisty. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10845: Tricky, but fair. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10850: Fiendish but fair. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10853: Very specific knowledge required (4 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. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10857: Couldn't get NBA link. Fiendish grid! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10858: Agree with Nigel's comment below, too many anagrams for one wall.Great anagrams nevertheless. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10859: Struggled with this one! Hard but fair. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10874: Great grid! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10918: Good grid! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10921: Great Wall - beat me! (4 months ago)

Wenceslas @ #10961: Loved it - great connections. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10920: Must check out trigger warning. Another great grid 😀 (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10923: Excellent grid, very challenging - only 'got' the homonyms when the wall resolved itself! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10924: Challenging! As an ex- papergirl I got the newspapers but not the point as I didn't say defunct! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10927: Fiendish! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10928: Great grid. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10925: Enjoyed this one. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10959: Good grid (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10961: Great grid. (4 months ago)

Kat @ #10957: A salamander is an amphibian (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #2127: Nice one. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10967: Good one. Feel as if I should have done better. (4 months ago)

Dinah @ #10923: Really good! (4 months ago)

Dinah @ #10960: This is a nice easy one for kids (4 months 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! (4 months ago)

toast @ #10961: Good stuff , particularly liked the D line and the variety. (4 months ago)

j @ #10918: won fifa (4 months ago)

j @ #10928: hm (4 months ago)

j @ #10957: chinese (4 months ago)

j @ #10959: prep (4 months ago)

j @ #10961: lionfish (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #10961: Nice one. Had to have a couple of tries but got there in the end. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10959: Thought public might be acceptable or is independent term used now days? (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10961: Very good. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10414: Never heard of by heart! Good grid. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #1942: Came for the name, stayed for the game. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10416: Enjoyed this grid. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #4604: Daaamn son. I got reckt. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10421: Think being over specific on car makes was a bit harsh! Otherwise a good grid. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #8199: Good stuff. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #3712: Good work tree fiddy. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10424: Third line could also have been words within words e.g. LADle, USe, wAND, MANge. Fair grid otherwise. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #186: Please select the rabbit: (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10921: Excellent wall. Trump-worthy / 10. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10925: Whitehouse is two words. Otherwise good. HappyFace (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10845: Red red wine? Really? Also it's racquet, fyi. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10895: Meh (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10923: Most excellent wall. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10899: Not bad, prefer a more diverse wall. (4 months ago)

Butlers @ #10946: Dank wall (4 months ago)

Faye @ #10955: Being Welsh a big help! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10940: Got the groups but couldn't 'see' the opera link! A challenging grid - but fair. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10946: Good fun! (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10955: Tough - especially the Welsh animals! Enjoyed this grid. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Dinah @ #10916: Hilarious! Lol (4 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #2511: The anagram answer didn't work correctly (4 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #3225: Echoing, great originality! (4 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #4446: Great puzzle! (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10953: Good one. (4 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #8249: TIL rock glasses are a thing. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10950: Ugh. (4 months ago)

Rachel @ #10957: Were my answers correct? ? (4 months ago)

toast @ #10921: Nice one. (4 months ago)

toast @ #10923: Well done. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #10950: Tough one. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #10946: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't sort them in time. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #10924: Good one. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #10927: Nice idea. Got the idea early on but only one group. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #7741: Excellent. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #1015: Tricky and clever. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10835: It is a welsh form of John. (4 months ago)

j @ #1735: fine (4 months ago)

j @ #7802: hm, worm (4 months ago)

j @ #2040: ok (4 months ago)

j @ #2043: nice (4 months ago)

j @ #2050: cars! eskimo roll? (4 months ago)

j @ #2053: white and jm (4 months ago)

j @ #7771: speach! (4 months ago)

j @ #7781: altar! (4 months ago)

j @ #7738: hm (4 months ago)

j @ #7741: good (4 months ago)

Simon @ #516: Excellent-didn't score highly but metaphorically kicked myself when I saw the answers! (4 months 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! (4 months ago)

colonel bingtos the second @ #10835: yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (4 months ago)

colonel bingtos @ #10835: evan is not a version of the name john you poo poo head (4 months ago)

Joke @ #10941: Joke (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10928: Excellent. Chased those wild geese all over the damn show. (4 months ago)

pol @ #10916: Or maybe juvenile.. (4 months ago)

PPP @ #10918: I am justly reproached....I see what you did there.. (4 months ago)

Marvin Stinking Clam Muttonvapours Crushedvelvet @ #10918: Idiot! (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #9047: Nicely griddles. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #7712: Excellent grid. (4 months ago)

pPP @ #10918: That was PPP, so sorry (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10918: So sorry, provoked! (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10940: Good grid. (4 months ago)

T @ #98: Suggest adding tonic solfa as a correct answer for the musical scale (4 months ago)

Anonymous @ #10916: Adult content (4 months ago)

Network @ #10918: PPP your language is not suitable here! Please refrain from site usage or you will be blocked! (4 months ago)

AG @ #10921: (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10895: Oh yes it,or they, are! (4 months ago)

Ian @ #10925: Nice grid to start the day, thanks (4 months ago)

Sally @ #9646: Good grid (4 months ago)

Me @ #10682: Fair dinkum cobber (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #2957: Cracker. (4 months ago)

Me @ #5743: Great (4 months ago)

Pam 98 @ #2957: Really good (4 months ago)

Basil Fawlty @ #10665: Sehr Gut but don't mention the ......................... (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #2748: Easy but a good grid. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #7206: Red shift is an astronomical term. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10897: I liked this, you tried to be fair! (4 months ago)

PPP @ #10918: Piss off caracticus,annoying! (4 months ago)

j @ #9606: no (4 months ago)

j @ #9629: good (4 months ago)

Paulus @ #10936: I need to practice (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #8618: Nice one. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #1601: Quite easy but well put together. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10445: Tricky! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10446: Tough but fair (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10474: Challenging grid - The Italian Job actors fooled me! (4 months 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. 🙁 (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10535: Tricky grid, but fair. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10535: (4 months ago)

Melanie @ #10650: Who's Jimmy Riddle? (4 months ago)

Rear Amiral Lord Sir Caracticus Lambcutlett Scorpionwind @ #10918: Scaramanga! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10504: Great grid, knew the 'overs' but couldn't find the correct 4! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10510: The strawberries got me! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10514: Letter/number combinations got me! Excellent grid. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10513: Clever grid. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #1396: Good effort. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #9231: I don't see why 15th letter should not be in the doughnut group (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #4720: Easy but good quality. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Badger @ #10927: Really good grid (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10927: Same here! Hard! (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10928: Excellent. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10923: Good one. Must look up earthworm Jim. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10925: Good grid. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Lord Sir Frederick Longstaff Greymulkin @ #8094: William Shatner! (4 months ago)

Lord Sir Frederick Longstaff Greymulkin @ #8000: Blackbird singing in the dead of shite! (4 months ago)

Reverend Malachi Merkywater Dazzling GIrth Talapia @ #1396: Donkey jawbone! (4 months ago)

Reverend Malachi Merkywater Dazzling GIrth Talapia @ #184: Chicken Jafresi! (4 months ago)

Reverend Malachi merky water dazzling girth Talapia Bo @ #10923: Shatner....William Shatner! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10510: Fair grid (4 months 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! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10509: Good grid😀 (4 months 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! (4 months ago)

Field Marshall Oswaldo pepper jack Swinefever @ #10918: Magic scaramangosi hiatus chimpanzee skrit!!!! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10586: So how can an answer countries be wrong? Other three groups clearly 'sorted' (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10593: Again - obviously not enough 'key words' in the answer section. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10596: Pretty fiendish - but fair! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10592: MUCH better with your keywords here, hence the 100 % score! (4 months ago)

Professor Lampwick rattling stick Lime cordial @ #10918: Johnny Mathis is indeed god (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10599: Pretty much rubbish - presumably not enough key words in answers. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10603: Fiendish! (4 months ago)

Murgatroid loose kidney saint whistling crack @ #10918: Johnny Mathis is God! (4 months ago)

Garbonso bitterdraft dust grain Hindhustanietta @ #10918: ......? (4 months ago)

Count dauphinois leaping goat dangling plumsDe Languistino @ #10918: Bandaloo crawfish constant spring! (4 months ago)

Zingy @ #10921: Easy when you know the answer! Tough! (4 months ago)

Pol @ #10918: Oh dear,loony alert! (4 months ago)

Ariadne lotus flower stinking butter crab torso @ #10918: Clam wind follow night shytning brief Caruso dag rib swift! (4 months ago)

Borigard alucard chimp tailbone De @ #10918: Vamcoover scrat gamon salt Peter ramdom shatting (4 months ago)

Graften cat larynx turgidwater dog shattus @ #10918: Labdooby bambam jack fruit sliders chaffinch lam fritter dancing shat only fry carcass (4 months ago)

Penelope vulgar ruffle swineleg Catastroff @ #10918: Fandangosali ! Mallard bragadusy night shafting crayfish breeze dimple starfish Wing!! (4 months ago)

Lamb water grease fat fragrant curtain @ #10918: Winter skreg mountain scorpion dancing under bitter wind jalfresi creasote mutton poltiss (4 months ago)

Bancroft flagilay moisten crak Von pyecrust @ #10918: Rotten wing mutton flank shaving fry distant butter moonleg bam saviour! (4 months ago)

Lamb water grease fat fragrant curtain @ #10883: Curry dog mantis running gandolpho shatting roadside crab tailwind fragrance (4 months ago)

Horse chestnut shafting goose mama bearde clam @ #10913: Rough cheddar mackerel tail fin bam fraction shatters de princess Margret ! (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10900: Interesting effort. (4 months ago)

ZBj @ #10908: Good one. (4 months ago)

Style @ #10900: HaHa! (4 months ago)

Horse chestnut shafting goose mama bearde clam @ #10900: Flamingo egg lamb corset rotten leather cheese! (4 months ago)

Starling feather stinking water Agamemnon jones @ #10917: Scrat las bam bam armadelius mutton scoop wassoon tailbone fragrant water! (4 months ago)

Muscatel Dancing merengay Pythagarus @ #10918: Flambaysie randunga musgrave shyting chicken hind quarters!! (4 months ago)

Ian @ #10918: Nice grid, thanks (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Topology @ #10893: .....??? (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10918: Why a jerk? Nice grid! (4 months ago)

TOPCAT @ #10918: so many choices i was robbed (4 months ago)

Peter @ #10918: Great quiz, did it quicker than anyone in the office too! (4 months ago)

Amy @ #10918: What a jerk (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10917: Good..just a little hot slip? (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10915: Not that good really, a couple of the connections just aren't specific enough. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #10899: Fun grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Larry QuoVardis penny puppy walker @ #10909: (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10838: Great grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RegularTony @ #10874: Enjoyed it, but quite easy. Good effort. (4 months, 1 week ago)

C @ #10838: Great! (4 months, 1 week ago)

A @ #9951: Poplar is not a tube station - it is only a DLR (Docklands Light Rail) station (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #9543: liaison - bond? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wizard @ #3903: No,random and connection don't go well together... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #4314: Bless you too Coriolanus. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10899: Toast, I bet you were in your elements. Ian thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10602: Really tough - but fair. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny Mathis @ #10893: Leeds united are shite! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #8161: Shat fandangosie mustardo the dancing chaffinch stinking turtle fire water skank mutton ! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #4314: Latoosh skrit flambaysie monkey cry Frey bentos plantaginate scaramanga bam am flare! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #8849: Skrat Mandingos laughing bam bam lafyette mutton swift deys swasson cat! (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pope @ #10619: But which is the one true religion? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa the @ #2026: Monkey leg! (4 months, 1 week ago)

. @ #2026: (4 months, 1 week ago)

. @ #4683: Chicken shiatsu! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Huxley @ #10909: Works great. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2621: Nice individual groups- especially THORN- but not much overlap between them (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10755: Gaah! Should have done my band research... (4 months, 1 week 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". (4 months, 1 week ago)

Flumpet @ #6339: Pork is cerdo and vaca is used in Europe not res. (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10904: Ok, Peps . Sainsbury's do supply energy. You are probably getting mixed up with Eon who don't sell fish. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: That's what I thought. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10857: Too old for this one I thnk (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10905: I considered bag, but one word needs to be followed by bags rather than bag. (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1942: Excellent. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RowG @ #10895: A trumpet is not part of the crown jewels! (4 months, 1 week ago)

ok @ #10904: THIS GRID SUCKED! SAINSBURY' S DO NOT PROVIDE ENERGY (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10899: Nice grid, thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Toby @ #10905: Agree, singular should be accepted. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: One of the entries needs it to be bags really. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: One of the entries needs it to be bags really. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bonehead @ #10905: Bag should be allowed (4 months, 1 week ago)

Peps @ #10904: WHY THE CAPITALS, SAINSBURYS DO NOT SUPPLY ENERGY & ENERGY PROVIDERS NOT ACCEPTED - RUBBISH GRID (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #7972: Picky,griddy .nice one! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: Thanks,Wisty! So neat. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10905: Apologies for the spelling error! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Griddy @ #7972: Your links should be singular and not require plural!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #9185: pretty good (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10612: InterPol is not an acronym, it would be IP. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10610: Which newsagent sells Practical Magic? (4 months, 1 week ago)

10898 @ #10898: Ww! Srly ths grd s nmd ftr m! lv ths (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #9186: cat not good enough for Kitty group - you have to put "......Cat" (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10903: Out of my comfort zone...suspect it's good tho! (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #4747: Great griddling. (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #4548: Excellent g riddling. (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #3188: Good griddling. (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10899: Thanks. That certainly tested our mettle. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Markus Redridge @ #10898: What has cheese got anything to do with this wall? This was too hard, even for fiendish level! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jonathan Carter @ #10898: This was a grate wall. Very cheesy (4 months, 1 week ago)

WorkingWorker @ #10898: Great work. That was incredibly hard. 1/10 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10666: Good if you're into history. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10678: (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10686: (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10687: Very tricky - but honest. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #10901: Go back to your crypt and stay there Dracula! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Et Cetera @ #2359: I knew there were birds and mythological figures but " Pardalotes" could really have been either. Enjoyable grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Nb @ #10902: Solution is not unique. Some good red herrings but they only work if there is only one solution (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10900: Good one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10901: Good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Shite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Julian Green is a silly little nobody....! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Shite (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Shiatsu (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Fooking shite (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Shite (4 months, 1 week ago)

parts @ #10830: stop saying parts (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10899: Cheers guys. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Gandhi @ #10898: GANDHI!!!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10899: Pretty Cool Man. 7/10 - As I Missed The Wooden Connection (4 months, 1 week ago)

nog @ #10898: blooming brilliance! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fiend @ #10898: This was very fiendish, good job! (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10899: Excellent. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10897: Excellent. Stumped me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10895: Nice one. I love it when you know the connections without knowing why you know. (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8884: got it (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8881: loose (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #13: ok (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9112: fixed (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #11: yep (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8832: mixed (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8497: flaws (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #10896: Not like you,Blues.... (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10276: too narrow (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10279: blend? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10445: Last one was too obscure for me. I solved the grid but had no idea of the meaning. (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10287: man! (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #408: enjoy (4 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #405: hard (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10894: Nice grid but i think female names is a touch broad as a category. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10884: Fine grid. Should have accepted duos as an answer though. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10874: Very easy, but good fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10894: Well put together- enjoyable gridding. (4 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10897: Very good gridding, tough but fair. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Brian @ #10897: Excellent. Full of red herrings and a nice quirky logic (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10595: Are you alright Lana (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10590: I can't hear you Lana (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10881: Four stars, mostly for the brilliant curry group. The hour group felt a bit forced though. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10896: Gutted! Won't open! (4 months, 1 week ago)

badger @ #10883: Very good (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10875: Nice one but older /alder doesn't work for me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10874: What he said. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10583: Hello Lana (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10582: I'm here (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10884: Nice grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #8618: Hmmm, wine tasting words... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #566: lost one star for command line , bit too obscure . great idea. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #3712: Brilliant (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #2621: A well thought out grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1875: Very good. Missed the palindrome. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10883: Nice one TY, stumped me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

nick @ #10884: nice grid, but quite easy when you spot about numbers in group (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10432: Really good misdirections. Enjoyed it (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10433: Some obscure connections here. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10458: far too vague connections? (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10883: Excellent! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mandy @ #98: Good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonnyH @ #10858: Brilliant, got me completely (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10881: Excellent grid. Thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10878: Good one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10875: Good one. Not totally sure about Older/Alder but nice grid anyhow. Thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #10869: I thought it was an excellent grid too! :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Olneyrelate @ #10875: Hmm..... I'm guesssing the first group are preceded by pre not ore? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Young @ #10877: Miss Young is awesome! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10869: I thought it was an excellent grid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

rabbit @ #10874: Should be "Billie" not "Billy". Nice grid otherwise. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #10570: Thankyou (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rob @ #10869: What a load of rubbish (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JEFF @ #10838: great compared to mine! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

timbertim @ #10764: very funny my old cock (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10858: Possibly too many anagrams to solve within the time frame allowed. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Truman @ #10752: 7.8/10 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10859: Great grid; top notch work. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10864: Jeff? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Charmeth @ #7078: 118 would now need to be Oganessian. Or Strange (from Xenon) would fit nicely. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #10864: WHO COMPILED THIS ONE? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1061: pedant is right (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1052: don't give up the day job (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1069: biblical women not accepted........... women in No 1 hits not accepted...... duh and duh (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rolypoly @ #10864: You've hit the mark ,Jeff.. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10818: Edinburgh. But if it wasn't for @olneyrelate we would never have got to the bottom of this (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10854: Splendid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10560: Boring (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ben @ #2184: I have won puzzle grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10864: Wow,so clever and original, (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10827: Better! Keep trying! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10829: No pleasing me, eh?! Who's pressing the buttons? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10858: Barcelona isn't a capital. Good grid though-double puzzle (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave P Wartburg @ #10861: Another winner!! Brilliant work. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10854: Tough one but good! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10850: Good one. Some distracting red herrings. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave P Wartburg @ #10860: Fantastic!! Really tests one's high level general knowledge. The submitter really knows his stuff! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

K @ #98: Pronunciation clues only apply in certain parts of the country (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10844: Nice grid. Good to see all the DIY references! Keep busy. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10848: Was this on the list of things to do??? Nice grid. Struggled with the multiple husbands (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Enfys Alan @ #10853: It was really hard. Who got 10/10 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Topher Abílio @ #10853: I loved it (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymous @ #10853: Amazing!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Basher Bill @ #10764: I see what you did there. (4 months, 2 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. (4 months, 2 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. (4 months, 2 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. (4 months, 2 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10843: Tough! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10842: Quite like your puzzgrids! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10842: Quite like your puzzgrids! (4 months, 2 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 (4 months, 2 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.. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10838: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10841: me too (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10843: hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10845: real ale (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10843: Great stuff. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #89: nice (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #9245: spit (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #192: fun (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10405: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10175: 10/10 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #9047: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #9214: fun (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

c @ #10831: I put animals spelt backwards and you didn't accept that? That's poor (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #358: nice (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #3: polar (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Erastes @ #10831: I put animals backwards and got incorrect. Boo! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #433: ok (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #152: dime bar (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #6692: hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #179: nice (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #6672: hm (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #3712: hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10792: Yes. The updated versions have replaced Mrs White with Dr Orchid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10799: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10797: Pleased I sorted this grid correctly. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10830: Clever! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10792: Never seen an orchid in cluedo! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10793: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4657: Good grid👍 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4657: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4658: A bit upset that 'Christ' was not picked up as a correct answer, or prime = first Otherwise a good grid 👍 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9160: good variety, but no red herrings (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10841: Not sure I got it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10836: I like it, but not so good if you have not got a tv license. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Et cetera @ #2661: Would probably class this as "easy" , but a decent grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10840: Ingenious! Great grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10841: Excellent grid. At first glance thought it was too easy but then it got me. Nice one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10833: Most enjoyable, nice mix... entered TMS for "Marks" group, and that was accepted... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10837: Mumbo Jumbo (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10833: Surely cricket is acceptable.... Good effort though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10833: Good one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10827: Completely unfathomable for me. (4 months, 2 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10833: Great grid, well constructed; but would not accept Cricket as an answer. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10834: Nice grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10836: Again another very enjoyable grid. Straight forward But enjoyable non the less (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10838: Very enjoyable grid, keep up the good work (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

big vic @ #338: try spelling things right (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grid @ #10838: Really good! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr Lambert @ #10837: Achievement point everyone (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

amy @ #10837: you love homework, i love you..... jakey from amy quinn (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blazej @ #10837: This was rubbish (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10837: 10/10 buzzing (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #10837: Loved it! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jakey @ #10837: I LOVE HOMEWORK (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rochy @ #10837: Terrible quality (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ed sheeran @ #10837: rubbish mate (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10837: :( (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10827: Just got it without knowing the F5 group, but only because i recently used the footballers in a grid :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #10823: @NL YCN N CT - Doh! Annoyingly there's no means for correcting mistakes, as far as I can see. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10829: Excellent! (4 months, 2 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 ;) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10831: I thought it was neat! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

PEDANT BOB @ #10831: TOP 20? BIT VAGUE (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

poop @ #10832: great (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9139: officer down?? No problem with aster though (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10522: Better than Dursley (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10823: Beer and female artistes. Most enjoyable and informative, thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #1665: didn't accept "phonetic alphabet" (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10823: Very interesting. Didn't know the hops but loved the punk one, (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10810: Good one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jack pyne @ #10822: it was very good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #11: Put "websites" for the websites, and apparently it didn't count :( (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10537: love this grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10792: Orchid in Cluedo? My version must be out of date! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10798: good grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #156: Should really accept "westerns" for the one (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10792: Good one. Lots of red herrings to trip over. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10810: Enjoyable grid Wisty, nice deception. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #4548: ...and back to the Medums I go! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #4736: I thought the Family Guy names were UK Cabinet Ministers! Too low- brow for me :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #6140: Ren, you idiooooot! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #10815: Only got it 'cuz I'm a Peep Show fan! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10516: Good clean wall (4 months, 2 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Luke @ #10586: Excellent! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10812: Nice one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10776: .?why so? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: ttr (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: god but hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10806: Good Gridding. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #10810: I was sure there was a group of guitars in there! Nice one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Farrell @ #10801: This isn't a Kahoot? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rochy @ #10801: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

WIDDOP @ #10801: :( (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10795: Excellent grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10787: Very good , nice grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10809: Found this really easy but good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Davep @ #10809: Fun (4 months, 2 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... (4 months, 2 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2129: a puck is made of rubber (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10736: Clever! (4 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"... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10754: Land as an answer should have passed Reality as an answer should have passed Nice spread of themes! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10803: Hand or wrist would have worked too! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10764: Knob gags! LOL! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10773: Liked that! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10791: Burger! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10805: This is meant to be medium at best - not fiendish! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10806: I didn't mean this to say fiendish! Medium at best! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

hac @ #10805: Oooh lots of red herrings! Liked it! (4 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... (4 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10790: Very good! Thanks. (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10773: Good one. Agree that it's more hard than fiendish. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10762: Only grid I've had a chance to do in a while. Good choice! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10798: Nice one. Good crossovers (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10771: Good one. Got he final groups by accident. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

peter @ #8410: very intriguing last group. luckily I know my tube stations. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #10798: Nice gentle grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

K @ #4248: (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kyle @ #10780: How bad is this? on a level of 1-10 its an 11. (4 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peperami @ #10761: Enjoyable! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peperami @ #10795: Nice grid! Enjoyed that (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10790: Love it! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10796: Smashed it (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Farrell @ #10796: (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael Rochford @ #10796: Pressed on the last one by accident... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blazej @ #10796: Good (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10764: Great fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #5633: Nice one (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10501: I can remember Give us a clue - I wish I couldn't (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #10788: This is awesome! Well done you (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10755: Given the current state of affairs over the pond Blue, that may just be more apt! ;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Y @ #10764: Not funny! This is a horrible grid (4 months, 3 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sam W @ #10782: Best one so far (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Spinner @ #10777: THIS IS SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SamC @ #10749: Great:) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10750: Absolutely Fantastic (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

James McColgan @ #10750: Great (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ryan @ #10749: 10/10 would do again :) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10749: Amazing (4 months, 3 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10762: Enjoyable Milo (4 months, 3 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

me @ #7924: Rose in there twice... useless! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Penny Black @ #10492: Is that you Nigel (4 months, 3 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 (4 months, 3 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! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Olneyrelate @ #10769: Very well thought out. Was struggling obsessed that it must be "Tracy Island" for sometime! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9262: packover? overpack? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9263: boobie? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

? @ #10764: Really? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10762: (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10762: Very good grid! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10761: Good one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10763: paul cake shop? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10759: Good one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10757: Good one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

CSW @ #10764: Ha! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10762: Tuba control group was more than a bit forced, Captain Kirk a nice one tho (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10761: Nice crossovers. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10761: could have done with accepting 'synonyms' or 'great' rather than just 'good'. decent grid though (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Picky @ #10490: Metre (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #4750: Nice red herring in the blue/royal categories. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #10757: Ha ha, very good. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #10741: Forrest Gump ! I got it but, really. And common romantic gifts. The other two were good though (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #10752: Would make it harder. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

5 @ #10763: Excellent red herrings and ultimate linkings. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10762: Very clever and fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

carolyn @ #10396: the actress is Carrie FISHER (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10172: Northern Powerhouse - verrrrrrrrry obscure! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #185: Slow worm????????????? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10730: I put tors for the 4th group and was given incorrect 😥 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10714: Terrible (4 months, 3 weeks 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10738: Good grid 😀 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10741: Good grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10742: I wrote German for the Oktoberfest and that wasn't acceptable as an answer. Otherwise good grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10758: Couldn't crack this one (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10759: Good fun (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael @ #10757: Thanks (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael @ #10759: Thanks (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Thanks @ #10759: (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10757: Loved it! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10755: Super grid- although the group that contains Japan foxed me. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10757: Good stuff. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

EK @ #1875: Apart from SI units, I think "inventor" or "scientist" should be acceptable too. The only flaw in an otherwise great grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Some Guy @ #10754: The worst links on any game I have played on this site. Is this a joke? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10755: Just a couple of points but some nice info. Thanks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10756: I enjoyed it nice mixture (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10754: Mon ami. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10754: Congratulations! "Famous people who can speak French" is quite the most pathetic link I have ever seen! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

RidBackGal @ #10754: Very Fiendish! Only 4 points achieved! Bravo Sir (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Titch @ #10731: If you knew the subscriber then you would be surprised how well constructed and difficult this was! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Emerald Eyes @ #10257: 4 typos! The correct spelling is "pronunciation", not pronounciation. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Emerald Eyes @ #10257: 4 typos! The correct spelling is "pronunciation", not pronounciation. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

doop @ #7920: "they are all marvel characters" doesn't work, as many other are too. They are, however, all Avengers. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Will Strange @ #10748: Well done, 10/10 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sam @ #10748: 10/10 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10745: The 'band' one doesn't work. The NFL ones are team names, not mascots (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10741: Good but not accepting 'gifts' was a bit harsh (4 months, 3 weeks 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

BOBBO @ #10724: Nuts... So far from where I normally try to find connections. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

BOBBO @ #1708: Different, really good. should be salesmen though, and I wish it accepted the singular "anagram" (4 months, 3 weeks 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! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10742: Good one, though I think Canteloupe has a U. Not that that makes any difference to the answer though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10742: I wrote "animals hidden in word", but not allowed (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10738: Fairly easy but Very good. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10728: prefer your easier ones (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10731: more difficult (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10738: Easy one today (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #6672: IIIEEEAAAOUGH !!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3456: WILLY WARMER (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #8618: WHINE (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #6833: THE LAST ROW IS RELATIVELY ANNOYING (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #566: F VS TRS (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #8355: pot noodle (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3188: Elton Mess (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #2621: I PUT COMPASS POINTS UP THEN THE SPELLING ONE WAS ENTRED NEXT LISTS ONE WAS LISTED BEFORE CURLING ONE DOWN (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #1708: Snot Badminton (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3712: heavens, god, grief, luck (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #186: red rollmops (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #98: cookie cookie (4 months, 3 weeks 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Class @ #10219: We voted 4/5 stars on difficulty due to there being no tutorial! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #37: look at Jenny! expensive glasses! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10731: Very good! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10730: Good grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #35: kids television + quiz shows = fat arse (-yoga) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10728: Good one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #26: snooker balls - resistance stripes - your mum's pant stains voted 1 star (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10721: Whats royalty about jackass? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #15: "brain op" (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #14: 1 dwarv 2 dwarphs 3 dwaughs (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #13: Francis, Wittington, Van Dyke, Muncher (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #12: please please me (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #11: romans didn't go for a number 2 they went for a number II (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3: nipple tassles (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

? @ #51: What's the group with fry, town etc. If small is incorrect please? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10641: Nice one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10724: Fiendish indeed,creative grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #10616: Think the drop category is very contrived. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #10610: Would not accept Political parties. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Captain P @ #10434: Quality. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10720: Blast! Sorry about that. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10720: Dafoe is the actor's name (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10720: Interesting grid with nice herrings. Did for me. Thank you. (4 months, 3 weeks 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! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10707: Good one. I got the groups but with the wrong connections. Enjoyable grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10711: Good one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Henry @ #377: Typo in "Tumeric", should be "Turmeric". Good fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10709: Excellent! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10696: Nicer one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10695: Very good grid! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

MN @ #10709: Most enjoyable one I've played for ages, 5 points not complaining (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10711: Loved it! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10709: Loved it! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10714: Google Negative nancy? (4 months, 3 weeks 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10709: Nice! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10711: Great grid. I didn't spot the connection between the connections until it was too late. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10711: Nice additional connection between the four connections! Good work... most enjoyable ;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10711: Thanks. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10704: Bit of an eye opener, well argued ! Thank you. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Harvey @ #10714: Cool (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #7812: Seriously??? O.O (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #10294: Brilliant wall. Nice and easy, got a little more difficult on the last two groups, but well thought out! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #10573: Types of Tradesmen? Really? Professions or Jobs would have been better. I wouldn't call this easy. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10688: Nice one! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10687: Good grid! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #10711: Nice one on the red herrings in there :) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mac @ #10711: Easy as your ABC ;) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10588: Good work fella... always good to see Adult Swim references in a grid ;) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10623: So many initial possibilities, only just conquered in time - enjoyed as always... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10621: Most enjoyable as ever, nice mix... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10693: Anything referencing Viz and the Pistols is good enough in my book ;) Good gridding! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10683: Clever grid (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10685: Fun grid. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10696: Enjoyable and clever (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10705: ...and yes Wiz, any grid containing popular culture (esp. Disney, pop & pokemon!) is far too niche for me ;) (4 months, 4 weeks 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! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10705: It's good to have a range of grids...and some of the sports and entertainment grids are niche too? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10702: Good,more tasteful than your name might suggest. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10693: Some nice ideas (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

BruPak @ #10705: Wtf? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10705: Maybe just a tad obscure for general consumption? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10696: Nearly very good. (4 months, 4 weeks 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... (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4907: Nice one (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4915: Terrific! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4850: logy not ology (4 months, 4 weeks 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... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4872: I imagine you went with Jose Luis Brown in the end? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Josie @ #10692: Ah,got it,typo? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Josie @ #10692: What is misspelt? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10695: Well it's a good thing I solved this after 9pm... (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10695: Fun grid (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Luke Price @ #10219: No Instructions (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

jack @ #10219: Didnt waste my time at all!!! :) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Liam Cullen @ #10219: No instructions (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nicole Douglas @ #10219: No instructions on what to do. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

joe @ #10219: really enjoyed this (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Curatesegg @ #566: Excellent work! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

PaintedInPink @ #10689: Pretty easy, all the groups are relatively obvious if you think about them, but still a great try! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

PaintedInPink @ #10689: Pretty easy, all the groups are relatively obvious if you think about them, but still a great try! (4 months, 4 weeks 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 :) (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10664: Where has this grid gone? (5 months ago)

toast @ #10678: Good grid. Particularly liked the pipe line. (5 months ago)

geoff @ #10679: didn't allow x men without the hyphen (5 months ago)

Philippe @ #8403: Good stuff (5 months ago)

Philippe @ #10685: 10/10 (5 months ago)

Nic @ #10685: Very nice puzzle (5 months ago)

George Shaw @ #10664: This is good. Easy to make the connections and hard to find the correct link. (5 months ago)

Shab @ #1942: Very devious (5 months ago)

Shab @ #2661: So fun! (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10682: I like the Lions line 🙂 (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10683: Liked it! :) (5 months ago)

Shan @ #10682: Really fun! (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10678: Straightforward, but good fun. (5 months ago)

Scoobydont @ #10679: Very good - nearly got all but 'eye' didn't! (5 months ago)

Scoobydont @ #10651: Top Draw (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10676: Slainte! :) (5 months ago)

Chigley @ #10677: Not sure why it wouldn't accept Terrier as an answer! (5 months ago)

Dinah @ #98: Great grid! (5 months ago)

Novice @ #10678: Easy peasy (5 months ago)

Dinah @ #10615: Very easy but good fun! (Will D - you obviously don't do the food shopping! Lol) (5 months ago)

Dinah @ #10619: Easy but enjoyable! (There are, of course, more than 2 genders, if we're being really pedantic and up to date) (5 months ago)

Dinah @ #10646: Pretty hard! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10677: Nice,though the answer for the herring category puzzled me a bit. (5 months ago)

Dinah @ #10676: Nice theme! (5 months ago)

coolguffs345 @ #9408: amazeballz (5 months 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 (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10676: Great Saint Patricks day grid! Thanks.. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10666: I think the spread and overlap of dates and subjects made this harder for me. (5 months ago)

dave @ #8773: (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10651: Great grid. Got caught out on the rug line despite knowing what one was! (5 months 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) ;) (5 months ago)

Mintyfresh1 @ #2296: 16 seconds! (5 months ago)

George @ #10658: very good (5 months ago)

Agffs @ #10651: Bless me! Thanks for the elucidation: round here we tend to call carpet cleaners "carpet cleaners"! (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10651: Rug Doctor is a machine for cleaning rugs / carpets. (5 months ago)

Mintyfresh1 @ #184: 47 Seconds! A new PB. Glad I stumbled on this page. Now I don't need to do any work today. :) (5 months ago)

Agffs @ #10651: What is a rug doctor??! (5 months ago)

Simon K @ #10653: Very nice indeed (5 months ago)

ajs @ #299: not familiar with CBS sitcoms that don't show in the UK (5 months ago)

toast @ #10609: Nice variety. (5 months ago)

wrong @ #10646: It's Ms Dynamite. FYI (5 months ago)

Clare @ #184: do-able (5 months ago)

Clare @ #98: fun (5 months ago)

Clare @ #10641: Very Rodeo (5 months ago)

Ahab @ #10648: Shit player (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #10640: Lovely grid! Beat me! (5 months ago)

Ahab @ #10641: fun! (5 months ago)

toast @ #10623: Enjoyed this one. Thanks Wisty. (5 months ago)

peter @ #10638: okay but didn't agree with snooker connection answer given. (5 months ago)

toast @ #10626: Good idea (5 months ago)

toast @ #10632: Interesting though the Manchester connection left me stranded. (5 months 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!) ;) (5 months ago)

Ian @ #7787: As a footie fan particularly of Sir BR, it was very enjoyable, top grid! (5 months ago)

toast @ #10624: I was completely innocent of one of the subjects. Never taken much of an interest in aeroplanes. Keep it up! (5 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #10638: Nice Grid - not too challenging! (5 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10642: Guessing King Eric needs no explanation? ;) (5 months ago)

Mike @ #10642: Absolutely superb, well played! (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #10580: Wouldn't accept ...... Street (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10634: Liked the Gimme line 🙂 (5 months ago)

Pamela @ #10369: Really good..................until we got to Captain Planet (5 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10607: Nicely done! (5 months ago)

RHM @ #10639: Loved the quiz, lots of Red Herrings :) Spin off as two separate words could be added for that group (5 months ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #10632: Good! Loved the hidden 10cc theme (5 months 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 (5 months ago)

Mogster @ #10627: Another one full of people I don't know but again it didn't detract from the effort. Thank you. (5 months ago)

Mogster @ #10626: I didn't connect with any, nicely researched. (5 months ago)

Mogster @ #10625: Good grid Milo, most enjoyable. (5 months ago)

Mogster @ #10624: Good crossovers Blues and I discovered some new odds (5 months ago)

Mogster @ #10622: Two I knew, two I didn't. Nice one. (5 months ago)

Mogster @ #10621: Thanks I enjoyed it.k (5 months ago)

Eh @ #10362: Who's Baby Ruth? Babe Ruth, yes (5 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10625: I think you've missed the point of these things Will D. Good grid. (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

Blues @ #10624: Howzat Will? (5 months ago)

Frank @ #98: Ray and so do not exist in Solfegio (5 months ago)

Badger @ #10609: Good grid (5 months ago)

Joy @ #98: Tonic solfa not accepted, boo! (5 months ago)

Tim @ #8355: Nice one. You have to get the 'pan' ones first to discount wings. (5 months ago)

Tim @ #1942: Comedy duo's took soo much time to get right! Great wall. (5 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10624: After a little delicate thought I tried "Lady of easy virtue" only to be denied the point! Fun grid though! (5 months ago)

Bobretd @ #10618: Great grid, like the 3 choice red herring for Morse (5 months ago)

Johnnycomelatley @ #10622: Wasn't any red herrings so very easy x (5 months ago)

Will D @ #10624: Rugby is not the finest sport... cricket is! (5 months 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... (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10623: Bowie,which row do you refer to? (5 months ago)

Bowie @ #10616: Indeed Will D.... Nice grid YomHems. (5 months ago)

Bowie @ #10624: A little bit of thinking and guile but I solved it, without paying anyone! Good grid Blues. (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

Bowie @ #10622: Who indeed. Who were those other people. Another tough one for me. Thanks. (5 months ago)

Bowie @ #10611: We live and learn. Tough one. Thank you. (5 months ago)

Bowie @ #10621: Decent early morning tester. (5 months ago)

Bowie @ #10613: Global messages. Somber but good work. (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #10575: Occupations wasn't accepted! (5 months ago)

chris @ #10534: I enjoyed this grid although it took me loads of attempts to separate the horses and French animals. Well done. (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

Will D @ #10615: I don't understand any of the bacon connections. Otherwise good. (5 months ago)

TomHems @ #2661: Very clever (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10617: Cracking Grid, good fun, but had me well and truly beaten. (5 months 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! (5 months ago)

pinger69 @ #10611: The "great" in the great depression refers to large not fun so it's not an oxymoron (5 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10619: Easy, but good. I fell for the same problem as Tbone. (5 months ago)

Tbone @ #10619: 4 out of 10 because I used symbols instead of typing words :( (5 months ago)

TomHems @ #10617: Very difficult (5 months ago)

TomHems @ #10619: 12 days of Christmas is too challenging for me (5 months ago)

EvieLore @ #10602: What do you mean, Ennjay? (5 months ago)

Will D @ #10616: Drop the kids at school loloolololol (5 months ago)

Lornie-Ann @ #10575: My answer to the first question was correct but it said incorrect! (5 months ago)

Milo @ #10611: Tough grid. I really liked the Great Depression line. (5 months ago)

Ennjay @ #10602: I'm not sure prepositions are what you think they are for one of those groups?! (5 months ago)

Chigley @ #10603: Very clever! (5 months ago)

Nigel @ #5633: Really liked this one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Nigel @ #10330: How's the pigs Dora? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Smarty @ #10329: We got 10/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #1643: Echo the other comments. (5 months, 1 week ago)

oli @ #10607: excellent (5 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10605: Very good! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #6967: Ephyra. Faun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10548: What. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10553: I agree with bonehead. Ragtime is a nice anagram for Maigret but not targim. And meg cracker?? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10603: You win this round! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10561: I typed in football clubs, anniversaries, red and boot and got nothing for any of it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10603: Fun! Great red herring with the Face/Off! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10599: I don't think people are called dwarves nowadays. (5 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10599: Chris, it was "hoo", the sound an owl makes :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10599: What's the animal noise in Hooliganism? I feel daft having to ask, so nice reply please guys. (5 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. (5 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. (5 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? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andrew @ #10599: Dwarves aren't mythical. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10593: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10596: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10572: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10583: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10582: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10588: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10590: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10582: Well I liked it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10592: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10598: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10590: Clever grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10595: Hard but clever. (5 months, 1 week 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!) (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week 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 ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10593: I really like this,great fun...couldn't complete it though.... (5 months, 1 week 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...) (5 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10592: Thank you! I just disovered this site today and I'm having a ball creating grids! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10592: One of your best grids (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10593: lol I should've got the never gonna give you up group but I'm an idiot (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10595: Very fiendish, you got me I thought it was lord of the flies (5 months, 1 week ago)

T. McCoy @ #10563: Good come back (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10596: Jeez that was impossible... well done (5 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10596: Thank you, thank you! I do my best to best you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10577: Perhaps A bit straightforward (5 months, 1 week 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... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10596: Very smart stuff! :) (5 months, 1 week 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 ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10581: "Piece of Mind" is also more importantly (IMHO) an album by Iron Maiden! ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10580: Most entertaining... done with only seconds to spare! (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week 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! :) (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week 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! 😂 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10582: So sorry! I should have double checked as it seems to have autocorrected. I should have read valeric. (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10582: I think that must surely be a mistake.shame,rest of grid was nice! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Juliette @ #10585: I apologize, I typed "runway" twice. If anyone knows how to delete this, please let me know. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10579: Jolly gridding! (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10582: I don't understand the names group- where is "Eric"? (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10584: Good grid, well constructed and fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10580: Good gridding; had me perplexed but pleased. (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hal @ #10581: Yeah, the accent can be tricky. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10581: I did think about that..but sounded wrong "a" not "e" in my way of speaking. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hal @ #10581: Wiz, "canyon" is a homophone for "Kenyan". (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10581: Canyon? Am I being dense again? (5 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10572: enjoyed the grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10576: thank you again (5 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10577: enjoyed the grid , cheers (5 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10578: I thought it said ties ? my mistake , good though (5 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10579: nice one * (5 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10580: enjoyed your grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10578: Nice work! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mr Spellchecker @ #10579: Tounge should be Tongue, but this didn't stop me cracking the grid :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bun @ #10575: Bun not accepted? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10572: Wow very clever (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10576: Fun grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10573: It didn't accept bun... Tradesmen is not a great answer. Not a bad grid, though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10571: Good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10577: Lolololololol (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10577: pretty good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

maggie @ #10576: Very well done (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10569: Good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

maggie @ #10579: What's wrong with tounge bonehead? Very well done nice and easy (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10579: please correct "tounge" (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10579: A nice easy puzzle for beginners. Good luck! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mrsdespard @ #10565: Nice grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10569: Aww, thanks Wiz. :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

mx @ #10575: Brilliant! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wes @ #10568: Enjoyable Grid thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10568: Nice (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10568: Super gridding. (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10568: Great grid. Nice dummies (new age, New York). (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10569: You are way too good at this, Milo! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10565: Good crossovers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10565: Good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10542: Good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10557: Fun grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10443: Very nice ,tho the polar group was a tad below par maybe? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Nigel @ #10555: Defeated Wenceslas as well - lots of red herrings as we kept trying to add letters to make new words. Lovely grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wes @ #10561: enjoyable grid :) quite easy but nowt wrong with that (5 months, 1 week ago)

Graham @ #10443: Tits McCoy! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10547: Enjoyed the grid but very simple and basic. But still sometime an easy grid is required! (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10561: I would disagree! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aims @ #10561: The inventor of this grid is a dick! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10554: This might be my most favourite puzzle ever! Well done! (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10544: I see! Or I think I do...thanks. (5 months, 1 week 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 ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10554: Nice easy grid, ideal for first timers perhaps... however it's "Spaniel" and "Anniversaries"... (5 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10552: Agree with previous comments, and also it's Cavalier, not Cavilier... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10534: Vey nice- made a bit easier because I too had just done the wall with "the shining" theme :-p (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week 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!) ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10555: Extremely Fiendish. Is "sugar level" really a thing? (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10554: spice isn't accepted. :( (5 months, 1 week ago)

Diablo @ #10298: Todays sermon will be read by ..................... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Diablo @ #10297: Is Bolton School hellish? (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10553: targim? meg cracker? shell cracker? butter on cake? what planet are you from? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #2850: Liked the ... over the .... one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10166: Pretty straight forward (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10547: A fine effort. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10546: I enjoyed it but you may need to have a look at the accepted answers. Thank you (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10534: Enjoyable bright grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

King h @ #10551: Some vagueness (5 months, 1 week ago)

poohbear @ #10552: agree with Tbone (5 months, 1 week ago)

poohbear @ #10551: Last words of books was a bit broad. rhymes didn't work in some instances, and again, quite a broad topic. (5 months, 1 week 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? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10537: I have come back to this one after drunken lunchtime, I like it a lot, (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #10537: Liked it a lot. Was thinking dates instead of olives, though - once revealed, it made a lot more sense. (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10551: The gorge group escaped me, but enjoyed the rest. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Brett @ #2069: Inconsistent nonsense (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #10548: Doorter??? It was fun, but I can see a lot of complaints coming up :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #10544: DON'T DOCTOR WAN NEW TO ME (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10546: Nice one! Thankyou! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10544: Yep, that was a query of mine too! Harry P enlighten us? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #10544: Good grid! Bit puzzled by the 'don't doctor' - what does that mean? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #8000: Croeso... Your welcome! (5 months, 1 week ago)

..wiz @ #10544: I did enjoy, tho the line with divination puzzled me a bit. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mark Lucas @ #8000: Damn you! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Harry P @ #10544: Hope you enjoyed, it's my first one so sorry if there's anything wrong with it (5 months, 1 week 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? (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week 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 ;) (5 months, 1 week 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... (5 months, 1 week ago)

...??? @ #10536: ..???the comment. Grid is good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister ztom @ #10536: Come and play puzzgird with us Danny. For ever and ever and ever (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister ztom @ #10530: Liked it apart from Russell's, which was rather forced. (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10539: aren't those creatures all rodents? (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10540: watermint? fores? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10542: Forgot a couple of key words:( Please feel free to award yourselves the appropriate points. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10535: Great grid. Lots of possible combinations and some great misdirection. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10534: I enjoyed it, nicely constructed and a bit of E.G. has to be good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10530: Liked it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10540: Decent grid, thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10537: I like olives and I like this grid. Thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10540: Very clever (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10535: Good grid. Deep and Crisp and Even! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10540: Clever! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10528: I believe you, maths not my strong point, but I got one whole row all by myself:) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dickie @ #10537: Brilliant! (5 months, 1 week ago)

KJ67 @ #10534: Good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10537: A lovely grid,great fun! (5 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10487: Nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10523: Nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mark Lucas @ #10526: Good puzzle - too many red herrings. (maybe not) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10530: Good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10532: You are on fire today Milo! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10528: There are crossovers but only one possible solution as far as I can see? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mario @ #10531: Thank you enjoyed the grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10528: too random. too many can be in multiple categories (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10527: Easy but good (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10522: Enjoyable grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10529: Fun grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10522: Too/To/Two tricky for me. (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10524: Super Gridding! (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10526: Well constructed grid, good fun. Only small negative- how can articles be synonyms of themselves? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10523: I don't know if you can, but can't see your mistake so far. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dickie @ #10523: I made a mistake on this one! How do I delete? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10512: Nice grid!and well-spotted Dickie! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10515: Gardener?but nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dickie @ #10516: Woops, meant to put it as 'Easy'. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dickie @ #10175: Great grid! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dickie @ #10512: Cheeky secret category of Simpsons family members! ABEcedarian, BARTender, HOMERoom and MONAstery. Not sure if intentional. (5 months, 1 week 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? (5 months, 1 week ago)

nathan barker @ #10219: hard (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week 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 ;) (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10513: Tough, but very good. (5 months, 1 week 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' (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10497: It's not sand kassel if you are from the south of England! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10510: Great grid. (5 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... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #10500: This one was so fucking British... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #10505: Nice red herring. I thought neighborhood was going to be in the "watch" category! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10505: A smart phone I think. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #4136: What's not to like? Brilliant. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4136: I loved (but missed) the fi group! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10498: Nice to see a bit of controversy... I am on the side of..... Good Grid. Tricksy, but good. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10481: very good... can I have another 20 minutes or so ? A tough test, but good. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10488: I'm with Simon. Sorry, no fun at all. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

mi @ #10167: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10505: ...& what the hell is an apple-watch ? Sorry, not on my fave all time grids of all time. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10509: Yes I liked it.... now which numbers go where ? Just 5/10, but a good grid Ty (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8815: good, variation, doable without being too easy (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10505: The group without a capital letter was a give-away. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10507: Oh dear. That's a bad mistake. Very sorry. :( (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon @ #10488: Rubbish (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

fantom @ #10507: Good grid, but where's the "u" in Gem minces for ee cummings? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10500: A couple pf cognitive leaps required here...and methinks soup could've been bettered. But imaginative in parts. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10500: Ridiculous (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10500: got to be joking (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10506: yes, agreed re frozen, also hidden prepositions (5 months, 2 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10508: Thanks Wiz! :) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10502: Rather nice . (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10508: And another ! Great fun... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10507: Cool grid..As ever! Thankyou Milo. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10506: Good but think frozen was a bit weak. Icecream!? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #6094: I agree with the comments left so far. Let a decent grid down. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

pinger69 @ #10500: spelling carat with a K abit of a stretch, not a valid solution (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10498: Too many of the north and south clues were interchangeable. West, America, Pole... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Martine Sexy Bum @ #10497: Loved it but failed miserably. 3/10. The creator is a genius. (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 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'. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10498: I thought the 'rule' is that there should be one (and only one) possible solution to a grid? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10493: Agree with Badger: much prefer it to be either 'comes before...' or 'comes after...', not a mixture of both. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10493: Don't like 'before' or 'afters'. Just choose one (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10498: LVG- surely that's the point of tricky gridding. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10497: Not rubbish, just pretty difficult. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10498: Great grid; loved it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10499: Good grid, but would not accept diving as an answer. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10498: Nice idea and a fun grid, but not a unique solution: many of the 'north' and 'south' groups are interchangeable. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10498: Plenty of places to go wrong here...... actually quite pleased when I spotted Kanye West :-( (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Teddy fed @ #10452: One group at least lacks red herrings? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10497: Bit harsh, very good in parts I thought. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Budd @ #10497: Rubbish. Too obscure. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10452: You put two of the same answer sets as your other quiz. Defeats the point a little (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10496: Cheeky! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10495: Good connections. (5 months, 2 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 ;) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10494: Good gridding. I got one wrong; adding just one of the letters rather than three, also spells words. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10490: Good categories! (5 months, 2 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... (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10432: Good skills, most enjoyable! (5 months, 2 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... (5 months, 2 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 ;) (5 months, 2 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...* (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10487: Great grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #2115: Little falls? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10475: Quite enjoyed this! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #2115: What's LF school? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10237: Oh dear, I must disagree.. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10237: Mrs Thatcher was the best PM this country has ever had! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10235: Bit harsh compared to some of the rubbish we have had lately (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10494: Nice grid, my era too (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10445: Marvilush heffort Milo. Make min a large one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AnnaRobbie @ #10492: so many. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10493: Very interesting grid. Liked the use of Stele (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #10492: I liked this - so many conflicting connections. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AnnaRobbie @ #10476: Haha - it was the first connection i thought of actually. Maybe I overthought it and it became a bit tenuous. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr Snide @ #2006: Words ending in 'o'... seriously?! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10488: Cheeky! (5 months, 2 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 (5 months, 2 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.... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rich @ #10473: Pingu (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: Michalis below was not the real michalis! I do not have a speach impediment (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a peach impediment. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a peach impediment. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: Michalis below was not the real michalis! I do not have a speach impediment (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10481: Nice (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10477: They are in the standard english list of homonyms . (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a speech impediment. (5 months, 2 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 :) (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 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! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10477: I pronounce them the same! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10438: very difficult as some of the names overlap into other areas (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 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 :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10475: nice try, but the grid connection was a bit clumsy (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10477: you may pronounce floors and flaws the same, plenty of people don't (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

peterunder @ #35: Good! Ram, Panther, Lion and Eagle are all.... but I might use that on one of mine! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10472: Very Nice red herrings: maybe too immediately clear what all the groups were though. 4/5 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10476: Nice one. I'm guessing "Writers" was the fourth connection you thought of? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: Definitely the President then. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10466: Not very internationally friendly and not the most politically correct descriptions (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10473: I like dem bulls (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Laura @ #10473: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

pale fisher @ #10452: People in history????? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: That would certainly explain it!:(( (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #9780: good grid enjoyed it thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

?? @ #10466: I think this might be Donald Trump trying his hand at puzzgrid? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10432: I like it (5 months, 2 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!) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10447: Very enjoyable grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

le @ #1634: All nouns made it seem rather random (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10445: Dalwhinnie for me! :) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: Imao a strange grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #2198: Fuck right off. i put computer manufacturers and it didn't accept it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #2264: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #2288: i said star wars. poor grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

mystic @ #9880: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lol XD @ #10454: Hey Kristen (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

q @ #10448: read instructions first (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

lj @ #10446: Motion itself isn't a type of energy, it's an observable characteristic of something having non-zero kinetic energy... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lol XD @ #10453: I'm so hello (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Casey Groom @ #10390: This is fun and it really makes you think. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wolf @ #10396: Nice grid, thank you (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

greg06 @ #10446: Too hard I even don't get it. it's stupid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10447: Favourite grid in a long while! Love literary themes, and really good answer detail. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10445: NL YCN N CT, you've given us a clue from time to time! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10447: That is a very satisfying grid,Thankyou! (5 months, 2 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! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10446: Nice, but could be more challenging (boxes that could be in more than 1 set). (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

ghostmoon @ #10446: Kinetic is spelt incorrectly, and the "add E" group is a little tenuous. But a good grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10445: Great grid...blues, toast and NL YCN N CT will like! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10430: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10445: Cheers! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonnyH @ #10439: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10433: Not really sure about some of the groups. Cant see many people getting this grid at all. hmmm (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10441: 1 second to spare! Nice one Milo. (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10430: Good, enjoyable grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10437: Clever (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #10435: Starboard 'side'? Is that actually a thing?? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10439: Good one! Some different categories which always makes it good. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10438: Good grid but some of the answers only give the names and not the way in which they are connected. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10433: Oh; a bit too tricky for me. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10432: Very Clever, had me guessing; good fun. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ber @ #10438: Enjoyed it (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cleopat @ #10349: Didn't show the answers disappointing. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

BB @ #1184: Annoying that 'Show' was not accepted for answer (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10432: Nice one, enjoyed that (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Maurice @ #10193: Djibouti city is capital , as like Mexico and Mexico city (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10429: I have only heard of two of these people! (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10424: Ooh, thanks! Well spotted! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10433: I get some of this, but rest escapes me,, (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #9789: kept guessing x (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Placement police @ #1887: Someone's weeds are another's wild flowers. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mika @ #10431: The Reservoir Dogs one feels way too specific of a connection. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10425: Disappointed it didn't accept "Terriers" as an answer for the Boston group... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #9407: Good fun not to taxing couple of good red hearings (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10103: No idea what ptms is other than it was ok (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10076: Nice one was kicking myself for not getting rays (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10200: Fun grid not too dificult as I got them all right but still a nice couple of red herrings (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10200: Fun grid not too dificult as I got them all right but still a nice couple of red herrings (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hmmm,m @ #10213: Yes you are. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10405: Great grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

You @ #10213: No I am not (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10213: Toast - you must be as old as me (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10429: Way out of my league.. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mwt @ #10424: Could be Della.... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10425: counties of England very feeble, otherwise ok (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ali @ #10353: Load of rubbish (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10413: Hard! But good. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10413: You've made my head cave in. Enough for today. Good one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10400: Ouch indeed, tough but good (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Beth @ #12: Needs to be easier (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10403: Wisty another mind cruncher, couldn't put them all together. Thanks. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10398: It had me grasping at straws. Spot on Brer, we all know little bits. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10397: Good effort Blues, Like the wine explanation. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10407: Great grid again, down to the wire but got there (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10396: Nice easy grid. Thank you. (Apostles ?) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10395: Usual fine standard. Thanks. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10408: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #5552: liked it (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10424: Oh no! I've made a mistake with Ladle. Very sorry everyone. :( (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dennis Volley @ #10421: thank you great fun. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #10421: good fun thank you (5 months, 2 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4548: the flags got me (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dennis Volley @ #10416: Brilliant missed the last two lines (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #10421: Sorry - one of the Henrys should have been "Jack" (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

aiht @ #7206: Nice one! Great red herring group with the letters (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1981: I mean it had it's moments, but would you say you were proud of this? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10412: Good for some? Not for me tho... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10413: Too rich for my blood Milo, but great connections! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10416: Another winner Wisty! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10416: You make very nice grids,E.L.! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #10416: excellent, as always (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10414: Good grid, I solved it, but got stuck on one group. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10414: Byte! Unit of memory size... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10393: Enjoyed this one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: we need a wine grid toast. Thank you for the feedback. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10412: Wtf? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mrs Wibbsey @ #10414: By? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mrs Wibbsey @ #10414: By? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10408: Nice grid - as always. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #2336: Could add 'age' after instead of 'missing' before (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gonad @ #10370: Fantastic grid. Hats off. (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Knockers @ #10407: Was Northern Irish footballers a phantom category? Kudos if so. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10408: Oops forgot to say nice effort E.L. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10408: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10407: Coincidentally it's a good grid. Nice one Wisty. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Batwoman @ #3668: Totally unreasonable to get marked wrong due to hyphen or plural (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Batwoman @ #3671: The words in connections were harsh (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ConfusedOne @ #10405: Excellent! (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10405: Good stuff! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Norm @ #10385: Too narrow in content (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10405: Very pleasing, thank you. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10403: half right for this tricky number you sly fox ;-) (5 months, 3 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 ^_^ (5 months, 3 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... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AM @ #10360: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AM @ #10395: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10403: To tough for me but thanks. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AM @ #10396: The apostles was not recognised as the correct connection (5 months, 3 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 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Staff @ #10194: Nice one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10399: How have Australia won Eurovision ?? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1792: foot in length........... not the best (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2045: huh? (5 months, 3 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... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

peter @ #10396: good for beginners (5 months, 3 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 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #10396: Apostles acceptable? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10400: Very clever and difficult. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kat @ #10396: Nice grid, just misspelling of 'Fisher' could be misleading. (5 months, 3 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 :) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10400: Ouch ! Pretty fiendish. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10399: Impossible for me, try a million things had a million errors. Thank you anyway. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10398: I managed one row. The rest left me totally nonplussed. Tough. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10397: Ish Goodsh. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10395: Good one. ( I would have swapped out sorting and used "Home"....) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

aiht @ #10172: Nice grid, but I'm a little disappointed that "herring" wasn't a red herring for the "red" group ^_^ (5 months, 3 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. (5 months, 3 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:)))) (5 months, 3 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 ;) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eh @ #10178: What's the point (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: I thank you. I have quaffed in the fashion of a very thirsty man. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10395: Good grid, most enjoyable... Keep the coming! (5 months, 3 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 ! (5 months, 3 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) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10376: Children..... Children for goodness sake ! Never ever watched friends.... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10389: good grid If I cant do a puzzle, to me, its not good at all I enjoyed it, so thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10397: Very good grid... I only got 2 connections (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10397: Nice Friday grid! Enjoy your Friday night tipple.thankyou.. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

K67 @ #10397: My knowledge has been expanded considerably! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10395: Enjoyable Wisty (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10394: Good one E.L. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10393: I live and learn. Interesting and excellent descriptions. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10386: Clever grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10391: Best I've done for a while! (5 months, 3 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #5673: Preceded? Maybe not! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10393: Good but could have accepted 'Canadian', 'Finnish' etc (5 months, 3 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... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10391: 'Blastodisc' sounds like something out of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sigh @ #10392: Rechristen Dotty Man. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10393: Nice one! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10392: Lots of points without any points = pointless (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10391: Very challenging, but well constructed. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10392: No comment! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10212: Brilliant grid. Difficult, and clever. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10391: So many snooker players....... Got the egg group, but that was it. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10386: Decent grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10390: No red herrings that I could see? (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10383: Somewhat schizophrenic difficulty, and a scythe isn't really ax- like (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nick @ #10376: Good twists liked this one even though didn't get right (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10387: *marshmAllow.. Good grid, otherwise. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10386: Personally struggled, but really enjoyed, and was able to see the connections at the end. Big D'oh feelings, felt good. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10382: Really good quality. I knew the footballers and then remembered reading about Rita Ora's childhood and got it from that. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10384: Categories were a bit more similiar than I was expecting, made it much tougher than I expected. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10371: Good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10367: Enjoyable grid! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10381: Good fun, but once the bat connection was spotted the rest all came together quickly. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10382: The last one was a guess (I went - wrongly - for Croats), but the rest took very little time. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #8300: Really enjoyed, liked the decoys, good variety of categories. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10381: Really enjoyed this, not too many decoys, but enough to not be overly simple. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #8300: Good one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10376: Good stuff! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7239: pretty good, 4 distinct threads with good red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10369: Decent (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #10377: Iffy about so many categories being of the same general format. Good attempt, though (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10379: Hadn't heard of many of the answers in the Mike group. Enjoyed, though. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10376: Just enough decoys to make you play smart, or possibly get tripped up, well enjoyed. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10368: Seriously? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10374: Category acceptance seemed a bit wonky on one or two, but overall, was nice and not too hard. (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10369: great grid. solved it but didnt get the last connection (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10371: enjoyed this grid, thanks. purple group stumped me :) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBE @ #10112: great grid thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBE @ #10270: loved this, just right amount of red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBE @ #10339: Great Grid, thank you (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10371: Fine effort Milo (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10376: Nice one! (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10376: Agreed: a starfish is not a fish. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simonindelica @ #10292: Perfect, got 10/10 with 15 seconds to go - great job. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simonindelica @ #10376: Good grid, but pretty sure that a starfish is not a type of fish - didn't accept 'sea life'... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simonindelica @ #10369: Terrific grid, two minutes of red herrings then it all fell into place. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #10369: Awesome! Loved it!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Booooo @ #10338: River not accepted??? Jennifer not accepted??? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #4913: Awesome, really love this one! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10368: Seeing the connections was not too bad, and the last was almost instinctive, but describing them was a beast. Good work. (5 months, 3 weeks 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? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10324: Enjoyable. Jackson group was hard to get credit for (I didn't), but I did feel appropriately challenged. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10366: Very creative but too tricky by far for me. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10365: You could just add S but a good grid otherwise. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #8579: I typed “preceded by im” (for Pact/etc) and “geography” (for Sherry/etc) and neither was accepted. Very bad! (5 months, 3 weeks 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #10353: All of the category names are gibberish, and thus correct answers are not accepted. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8245: I got all the categories right but my category names were not accepted (eg major Tom, protective items instead of safety. (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nice ... And sane! :) @ #10342: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Loki @ #10347: www.connorcan'tspell.com (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E @ #10352: Lacking categories in the end. Some terms misspelled. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10353: Take a break,gridders. Sanity will return. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Papa @ #1497: Garner rhymes with Ghana? Maybe in London... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8726: agreed (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10347: Clearly a Connor Saw. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10343: Well that was different! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

mr ggg @ #10354: the best mr k (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10341: Not bad, the -ie link was a bit tenuous, with mix of brands and nouns and verbs (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

theo @ #10347: mine is better min (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10347: hi connor (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scott @ #10347: brilliant love it to bits best one yet (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: ahvbdahjbvbhfd (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: mlg (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

theo @ #10348: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10346: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10346: ygyugyv (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10346: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1152: Oops ,Frasier. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1152: Why was the Frazier link mean? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #1379: A nicely produced grid. Very satisfying. Didn't get the fore set. (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #1152: Rowdy roddy? Me neither. Ran out of guesses on the piper set. Nice grid though. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #2748: Very satisfying grid. Didn't get the itude set. Should have!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #10338: Not a unique solution (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1513: pathetic, and I don't mean me (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10333: Good one! (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #5633: Enjoyable clever awesome (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zero @ #10144: I thought encomium was a new element (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10328: Good gridding. (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dora t @ #10329: impossible (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dora t @ #10330: excellent (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10333: Clever grid! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10324: Good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10328: Fun grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10330: Good grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10328: Fun! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10330: Great grid, thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10329: Interesting - but very hard. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10329: now that was tougher than a very tough thing. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10325: Nice (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10328: Nice ideas:) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10324: Good grid Wes (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10327: Gosh, good knowledge,but too obscure for me.:( (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10326: Yep, thought it might be refuse! Nice tho! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fangio @ #10326: Apologies in advance for the spelling errors. Refuge should of course be spelt refuse! Ilfracombe not Ilfracoombe. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

mattycr @ #10324: Great grid! Although you didn't let me have singer for the Motown artist one! :-P (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

mattycr @ #10280: Excellent and unusual grid! Had five attempts but only managed the Olympics connection! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10324: Yes, I enjoyed this! Thankyou. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10325: Great Grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10325: Excellent! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10324: Nice grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10174: Trump and Arse go together well (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1741: Apple butter is a slow cooked caramelised sauce I discover. New to me too. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10183: Some great crossovers (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1790: Hi Big Phil..try to comment without spoilers? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1733: Great grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1741: Not sure about the apple one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1790: Didn't get the journalism one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1790: Didn't get the journalism one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1960: Very easy 30 seconds (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10305: I was surprised that it wasn't Port Meirionn it's actually Portmeirion https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmeirion (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10136: Too good for her (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10128: We live next to the witches (5 months, 3 weeks 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... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10319: Tricky! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10318: I like the mates line especially! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10298: Along with Jackal they are canopic jars not canonic Virginia is not a country (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10305: Good grid. Annoying that Meirion had lower case 'm' (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10305: Enjoyable grid (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10308: Wouldn't accept "bear" as an answer (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10316: Interesting grid with clever red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10315: Really fun grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10316: Ah, That makes sense now! :) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10313: Hard but clever (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #10316: Sorry - f***ed it up, "Duck" should've been "Rubber" (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9270: all connections are of the same type, ie add a word. No red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9271: pretty good. all right except I put tv detectives....not quite close enough (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10302: Toast is right, I have never seen him make a mistake... Not a bad effort. (5 months, 3 weeks 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10307: I got them but I didn't know why! Nice effort. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bigman @ #8558: Really liked that one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Morph @ #10302: Absolute trash. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10310: ?????????????? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mr. Kernan @ #10309: Best. Quiz. Ever. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #10234: Not much fun... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10307: Ah yes, I do,foolish me. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10307: Wiz doesn't understand the chuck line,help!:( (5 months, 3 weeks 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....) (5 months, 3 weeks 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

wes @ #10303: way too hard for me! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Knockers @ #10302: Sorry - you're right. How can I edit it? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

DSFSD @ #10298: JACKAL (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

aiht @ #8618: Great work with the fake face category. Nice grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10302: "River" should be allowed as a correct answer. I wouldn't call it drivel, though. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7132: when your obvious connection is marked wrong you have to ignore it, you know yourself that Gun and Musicals are right (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7139: please revise, might be ok then (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pam @ #5743: Good wall Ginger (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lucky @ #10123: Put London not Manchester but still got 10/10 (5 months, 4 weeks 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 . (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10294: A bit too straightforward I think. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bigcol49 @ #10302: Absolute drivel1 Why does "river" fail to get a point? (5 months, 4 weeks 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! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2187: poor stuff (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

.. @ #10015: Grid solution for category containing walrus is misspelt. Correct answers are thus labelled incorrect. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10172: Easy fun grid- 😊 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10172: Easy fun grid- 😊 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #357: 😃 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #59: 😃 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10184: 😄 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10173: Easy links but too specific answers needed 😡Won't accept river! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10260: I think that is a real blunder,I agree! Spoils a good grid.. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10171: Fun grid - not too hard😌 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10246: Accepted answers are too narrow 😡 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10260: Down's disease? Really! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10262: 😞your accepted answers are too narrow (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10271: 😌 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10284: 😋 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10285: 😏 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10292: 🙁 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10299: ☹️ (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Claire @ #10301: 😩 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bigcol49 @ #10289: Agree with Chigley - would not accept "Doctor" or "Booth" - despicable! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #3712: Maroon and jackson were the first two words that I saw. Could not see past them. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #2297: Berries did for me (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #1942: Enjoyable grid (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #2296: Monopoly red herrings all over it. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #184: Cartoon, Animated film, Victoria would have let me have it. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #2661: Liked this one, good to start with. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #98: Aaaarrrrrgh (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #10262: Took a a while to get the first one. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #10270: Liked it. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #10271: Quick one. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #10285: Enjoyed it (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7589: Excellent (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10277: It hasn't I believe. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10271: Enjoyable (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10274: Clever (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10276: Clever. Lots of red herrings. I thought the same about "day" (5 months, 4 weeks 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10281: Nice grid (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10280: Really clever. I didn't get close but liked the answers. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10288: Wouldn't accept "man" as an answer. Some enjoyable grids on here but answers often too specific. (5 months, 4 weeks 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10296: Clever (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10292: Very clever (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10299: Really clever grid. Bit hard for me! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7595: humble pie, oh right (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10299: Lovely grid,thanks! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10297: You have been busy entertaining us with varied grids! Good ones too! Thankyou. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #4909: Slanderous to suggest hangover! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10295: Clever,I didn't have all the knowledge I needed for this! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #10281: Like it. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10286: Damn! Sorry about that! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10294: Fun grid! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kj @ #204: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

newpuzz @ #10286: good grid (if it wasn't for the cat's thing...) (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10286: Apologies if not. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10286: Quite. It should have accepted that as a linking word as I'm pretty sure I put it in. :) (5 months, 4 weeks 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! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10291: Nice neat grid,displaying range of knowledge. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10289: Nice but one category much too local and specific imao. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10284: Nice one! Had all the connections except Arab which caught me out. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10284: No,it's difficult isn't it? Because of red herring aspect. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10285: Very enjoyable and not obscure like some! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10284: Americans felt forced, tho I can't think of a great alternative. V good otherwise (5 months, 4 weeks 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

ANON @ #10286: cat's (5 months, 4 weeks 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 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4909: sorry, don't understand the reference to Callaghan (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4912: far too obscure. Try again (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10285: Nice grid. (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10286: Fun grid. (6 months ago)

Placement police @ #7901: Tit is an interesting metal! (6 months ago)

Piano @ #10106: Keys (6 months ago)

Me @ #10286: Nice work , tricky and clever (6 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 ;) (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #2642: Good knowledge,Thankyou! (6 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...) (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10285: Not so tricky,nice one! (6 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* (6 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10282: Would have been better if a few more of these were words. Som nice groups though (6 months ago)

Jl @ #98: (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2614: the binary one is difficult, but all sets are quite different, so pretty good (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2616: agree (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #2642: Indeed! Who is she? And I didn't much like the hilary clinton line..shame,good ideas... (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2621: very good. I liked the anagrams (6 months ago)

Mrsdespard @ #2661: Nice and straightforward grid (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2642: is Zara Phillips best known as a cousin? And who is Flo Carrol? (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2643: who is this buckley dude? (6 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. (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10282: Enjoyable grid. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #10282: Tough and testing. Thank you. (6 months ago)

Blues @ #10267: Fine effort (6 months ago)

Simon K @ #10281: Despite what the airport might try to claim, Luton is definitely not part of London! (6 months ago)

toast @ #10260: Good one, though the Addison line was outside my narrow field of knowledge of popular culture. (6 months ago)

Simon K @ #10282: Ooh, that's rather excellent! (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #10280: A lot of frowning and growling followed by ........ OF COURSE!!!!! Excellent grid, thanks! (6 months ago)

Milo @ #10278: You're a cheeky boy, Ash Ketchum! ;) (6 months ago)

Milo @ #10274: Really liked this one! (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10279: Ps if they are what I think they are,it is far too broad a category imao. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10281: Nice, but same in parts to your previous one, why? (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10279: Narrow,,,my point exactly! What are we missing? (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10280: So clever,so obscure. (6 months ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10276: Quality grid thanks (6 months ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10280: I got the scrabble line but the rest bamboozled me! (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10276: Good stuff. (6 months ago)

Narrow @ #10279: What are blend words please? Otherwise fun thanks (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10271: Not too wordy, tho maybe non words best avoided! But good one! (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10279: Good but the smoke line perplexed me! Please explain... (6 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10277: Good fun (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

Ewan @ #10276: Awesome grid. Good work. (6 months ago)

Melanie @ #10100: Nice one (6 months ago)

Vital Spark @ #10098: Good one (6 months ago)

Vital Spark @ #10098: Good one (6 months ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10278: meh (6 months ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10277: Cool but a bit tricky (6 months 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! ) (6 months 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... (6 months ago)

louise @ #10275: good grid, solved it but didnt know the reference to red queen ? a bit obscure for general knowledge (6 months ago)

Dora T @ #10274: My sort of grid (6 months ago)

Me @ #10094: This was a lot easier than the last one (6 months ago)

Big Phil @ #10269: very tough grid. struggled there, cheers (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #10273: A excellent, varied grid. Caught me out with the dogs... (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #8482: Good variety, high quality grid (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #8487: Never heard of "In Dubious Battle" before. Could have been a better-known Steinbeck book (Cannery Row?) Otherwise ok (6 months ago)

Fidel @ #10123: Jolly good grid! (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #8192: unusual grid, more like first round of only connect, but very good (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #8194: Bunyar, you are the best (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #8197: excellent grid, full complement of red herrings, like the sh*t connection (6 months ago)

Hubby @ #10270: Nice crossovers Wes. Good grid:-) (6 months ago)

wes @ #10270: thanks Wiz :) Maybe- been solving them for a few days so i thought id give it a go myself! (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

wes @ #10270: thanks Wiz :) Maybe- been solving them for a few days so i thought id give it a go myself! (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10270: Ps first of many? (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10270: Indeed I shall! Great grid! (6 months ago)

wes @ #10270: my first attempt at a grid so be nice :) (6 months ago)

wes @ #10267: enjoyed this 10/10 for me (6 months ago)

wes @ #10269: tough grid! 4/10 for me (6 months ago)

wes @ #6303: (6 months ago)

wes @ #6303: great thanks (6 months ago)

wes @ #2948: not great but thanks anyway :) (6 months ago)

wes @ #10268: difficult (6 months ago)

Simon K @ #10268: Good grid, but a solid 1/10 for me! (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10267: Super grid. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10204: Worf is from Star Trek I believe. (6 months ago)

Dora T @ #10259: really tough- got the idea but couldn't work it out- good grid (6 months ago)

Dora T @ #10260: nice (6 months ago)

Suzieq @ #10204: Worf?! (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #3500: poor grid. weak connections, etc (6 months ago)

OnlyConnect @ #10264: How so, Blue? You Aussie, a brony or both? (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #7646: The Shadows if my memory serves me right! (6 months ago)

Blue @ #10264: You did for me. (6 months ago)

Bigman @ #7609: A bit too specific (6 months ago)

Badger @ #10262: Excellent grid (6 months ago)

Bigman @ #7646: Jet Harris? (6 months ago)

Bigman @ #7681: Brilliant red herring! (6 months ago)

Milo @ #10262: Really clever. Liked that a lot! (6 months ago)

Blues @ #10262: Thank you, good effort and some great words ! (6 months ago)

Blues @ #10259: Anyone who can get a bit of Willie into a grid is fine by me. Nice one Milo. (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10260: Challenging and good fun. (6 months ago)

Bowie @ #10259: Marvellous Milo. (6 months ago)

Bowie @ #10260: Decent grid although one of the rows was a bit too specialised for my breadth of knowledge. (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10261: Clever and fun (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #5156: nice idea if v easy (no red herrings though) (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #5158: pretty good, though aren't greed and gluttony the same thing in deadly sins terms? (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #5159: Good one (6 months ago)

Milo @ #10078: I agree. Nothing wrong with being easy. Nice idea! (6 months ago)

Me @ #10078: Stop moaning (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10259: Well constructed and challenging. (6 months ago)

bimbo @ #10247: one word official names? fiendishly ridiculous. (6 months ago)

Spencer @ #10078: Far too easy (6 months ago)

toast @ #10252: Agreed (6 months ago)

toast @ #10259: Top stuff.Really had me thinking but I didn't get half way. Cheers. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10253: Forgiven toast,always entertaining... (6 months 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! (6 months ago)

toast @ #10253: And again then (6 months ago)

toast @ #10253: Sorry about the typos just just. (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #3125: claude, Edward etc..... first names should be specified (6 months 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. (6 months 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 (6 months ago)

Badger @ #10254: Bit tough on the song titles, The Fly was a U2 song too. Otherwise good (6 months ago)

toast @ #10253: Good relaxing grid. (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10246: Entirely agree with Dora T and Hubby. (6 months ago)

toast @ #10205: Nice idea. I enjoyed it. (6 months ago)

Milo @ #10239: Great grid! (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10252: Enjoyable grid (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10253: Clever (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10253: Thankyou, good grid, and Red Salamander! They are terms we often confuse, I think. (6 months 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) (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Actually...this was a varied and fun grid imao! (6 months ago)

Badger @ #10247: You say fiendish, I say wilfully obscure (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10249: Great gridding. (6 months ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10249: Nice red herrings, good solid grid, thanks (6 months ago)

Apostrophe police @ #8745: Companies not company's (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10249: Good grid (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #3478: sad. grids have to be word- and letter- perfect - that's the whole point (6 months 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 (6 months ago)

Funkster @ #10135: Nice one. Just the hidden words beat me. (6 months ago)

Chigley @ #10248: Fun grid (6 months ago)

Milo @ #10247: Very informative but so difficult! (6 months ago)

anon @ #10241: Two groups too similar so not fun, only when you see the links defined can you separate (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

Milo @ #732: You are hilarious! (6 months ago)

Dora T @ #10246: nice grid- agree re not accepting bi but still a good grid and solvable (6 months ago)

Badger @ #10235: I'm with The Grinch... (6 months 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!! (6 months ago)

Josh @ #4180: Yeah I didn't even get close. (6 months 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 (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

Dora T @ #10166: top gridding (6 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10212: Quite stringent answer expected for the Camel group, wouldn't accept British military aircraft... (6 months ago)

No Chance @ #10059: Deja Vu (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10234: Grinch, what a mood you are in.Is it the weather? (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10234: What is this nonsense?! Never set another grid you utter utter moron! (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10212: Awful. No fun in this. (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10183: Don't get the love for this. Far too easy and Irvine and Paisley aren't cities. Pretty poor. (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10236: btw ignore Mister Tom - his grids are worse than yours. Other than being too easy this grid was acceptable. (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10236: Mindnumbingly easy. Finished in 20 seconds. yawnarama city! (6 months ago)

Primrose @ #2297: Excellent grid. Doesn't need to have obscure words if the crossovers are plentiful (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10217: Too many word groups - vary them or your walls will stay awful (6 months 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. (6 months 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! (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10232: Would have been a good grid had one of the clues not also been an answer to another group. (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10239: Another disappointing grid. People really need to up their game (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10240: This is just utterly attrocious. Please look at some good grids and maybe try again after some practise. (6 months ago)

The Grinch @ #10241: Two of the groups are too similar making this near impossible and not fun. (6 months ago)

Grammarian @ #7760: why have you put an apostrophe after Jonathan? (6 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2850: Didn't accept pronouncements, proclamations, declarations, notifications etc. or synonyms thereof... (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #566: Nice one! (6 months ago)

AndyAkeko @ #10240: Without giving spoilers, one category is far, far too broad. (6 months ago)

Pigswill @ #2034: And Jo is not unisex. (6 months ago)

meme @ #10231: (6 months ago)

meme @ #10239: good (6 months ago)

meme @ #10240: ok (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2034: Ashely isn't any kind of name let alone unisex (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #2037: good, liked the red herrings (6 months ago)

KitMit @ #10205: I'm not enough of an arse to say I found it easy. I'm glad nobody else is. (6 months ago)

Garreth OMahony @ #2850: Didn't accept papers (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10237: Nice One! (6 months ago)

Keith @ #10237: Excellent grid. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #10240: Too tricky. Too obscure for me. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #10236: Canal group threw me, otherwise not too tricky. Fun though. (6 months ago)

Keith @ #10235: Poor (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Indeed it was! (6 months ago)

Pele bones @ #8769: Nice. (6 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10239: New to you, was it? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10234: So that's what it was! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Super dupe @ #10240: Some very obscure ideas I think... (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10234: Nice try, but get your facts straight next time (6 months, 1 week ago)

No Chance @ #10038: Rap (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10235: We're supposed to know that those 4 dudes were all born in 1974. (6 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:-) (6 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!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Apologies! Have been enlightened... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10239: Nice, but I think the 'small' is a bit of a stretch! (6 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10232: Ingenious for the "Livid" group! Excellent work... (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pele bones @ #8541: Nice one. Good red herrings (6 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.) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10235: Repetition of Saracen... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Garreth OMahony @ #2912: Teach is Gaelic for house. It's pronounced teack (6 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! (6 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.) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Rubberlisa @ #10098: Enjoyed it, but had to google Para Handy afterwards. Bit obscure that one! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #10231: A ball race is the channel the ballbearings sit and run in inside a bearing. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ttttt @ #357: Seems to be a wrong answer! Jack black should br black jack IMHO (6 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10231: Loved It! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10232: Especially liked the 'Livid' category. :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz wiz @ #10234: Something confusing for me,,,not sure what! (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10232: Good grid. Very enjoyable. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10231: Good grid but I didn't know what a ball race was. (6 months, 1 week ago)

pepsicle @ #10234: Decent grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10216: Enjoyable, though I don't know Pokemon (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10230: Really clever grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ash ketchum @ #10094: wow! (6 months, 1 week ago)

ash ketchum @ #10152: cool (6 months, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #10152: cool (6 months, 1 week ago)

wes @ #10216: what is the red group?? (6 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. (6 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10231: Apologies, my spelling is awful. (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10230: Good start to the day! (6 months, 1 week ago)

ntfc3 @ #10154: Brer: to just label them singers is doing them an injustice. they are all musicians (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #4548: Tough one. Got a call in the middle so that's my excuse for not getting it :). (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #7062: Nice one! Just in time. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #368: Very good. Didn't manage to separate them but got all of the connections. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #7712: One of the best so far. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #1875: Nice one! (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #96: Very good! Went the long round but got it in the end :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10197: Good one! Just out of time when I got it :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10204: Good one! Enjoyed this. Thanks. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10205: Nice one! Relatively easy but good idea. (6 months, 1 week ago)

anon @ #10220: gnome is a linux desktop environment not a distribution (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10225: Solved without being sure of the connections. The anagrams are tough. Good one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10220: Found this one tough but enjoyable. Good one! (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10218: Thanks for the comments. Yes - should definitely have not put the two football ones together. Will mix it up next time. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3409: golden boot winners rugby union kickers. some flexibility needed (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bob @ #10225: I think SWAT is only US police not military (6 months, 1 week ago)

Confused @ #10017: I have only just learnt to select the deer, three four knock at the door, different. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10074: better than it looked - I didn't work hard enough on the anagrams (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10088: synonyms for grieving noisily not acceptable. clumsy but what do you say to get the point? (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10089: 2 very similar connections (sounds like). Otherwise ok (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10091: largest stadia? very obscure (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10092: good (6 months, 1 week ago)

Diane @ #10033: (6 months, 1 week ago)

Diane @ #10034: Enjoyed this (6 months, 1 week ago)

Lorna @ #9539: Fun grid not too difficult but still a nice couple of red hearings (6 months, 1 week ago)

Diane @ #10065: There is an error in this grid - 2xcaramels (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10218: Nice grid! (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10203: family member link almost impossible (same family member would be better) (6 months, 1 week ago)

KenLuxuryYacht @ #10166: Oh, that's good. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10205: easy-peasy (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10206: very hard but fair. Welsh colours very tricky (6 months, 1 week ago)

revolver777 @ #10218: Very good work! Enjoyed solving it. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10207: I agree with gusgus, otherwise good grid. a- should suffice for (a) far etc. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10208: my brain hurts (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10225: the anagrams one - I put down a completely wrong link but it marked it right. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10209: pretty good, though tricky (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10217: 3 of the groups are too similar (add letters). (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10218: 2 football related links, variety needed (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7192: excellent, and not too difficult (6 months, 1 week ago)

KJ67 @ #10218: Liked this one a lot. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Potato @ #10213: Good grid but needs more options for answers. I plumped for "middle" rather than "central" (6 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10218: Fell down on the football supporter! Good grid! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Fraggle @ #10220: Bonnet = Hood, not trunk (6 months, 1 week ago)

newpuzzler @ #10220: (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10213: Didn't get back/off/centre/final so harder than it looked! Enjoyed it. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

newpuzzler @ #10223: thanks for putting symbols..! Also, some rather inconsistent definitions and not enough flexibility of permitted answers. Interesting idea though. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #3712: Really good grid! Hidden stuff clever and spotted last minute. I loved this puzzle. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #2296: This is atop grid. Nice to solve. Monopoly is a classic. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #186: This is a great puzzle. An absolute classic. Really enjoyed it. Hidden numbers....another classic. Well done. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #2661: Gun parts foxed me. Rest good. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #98: Top puzzle. Solvable and fun. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10217: :))) (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #1708: Very good! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10217: I enjoyed this, Thankyou. Too hard for wiz to get in the time,but fun! More please... (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10193: Nice one! (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10209: Terrific grid. I was ever so pleased with myself for getting 7/10. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10212: I also spent most of time trying to get snooker players! Good one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10216: I didn't to very well but a good wall :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10154: Nice one. I like the homonyms. :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

animus @ #10183: Nice one! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Alani @ #10196: All a bit silly - pigmy hippos don't grow on trees either (6 months, 1 week ago)

gav @ #10212: good grid I spent most of my time trying to get the snooker player nickname group! (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Squiz @ #10183: Found it easier than the medium ones which I backed out of. Maybe I have a twisted mind. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Squiz @ #98: Too hard for me (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10212: Some nice touches. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10203: Hard! (6 months, 1 week 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 . (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10205: Easy but fun. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10209: Good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10213: Interesting ideas (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10216: A bit beyond me in subject matter and not sure about some of the words but overall a decent grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Squiz @ #10211: Could only do them in the time because they were on the site. Excellent mix of hill related questions (6 months, 1 week ago)

Squiz @ #10215: Only difference was I didn't panic. Nice grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Squiz @ #10210: Panicked when I saw it. Could have done better if I had thought "rock climbs earlier (6 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10129: Something fishy going on with this grid... ;) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #10212: Ooh, that's sneaky! At least two full sets of red herrings. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10206: Thanks J, that makes sense I guess... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10206: Must admit his had me stumped (and I'm Welsh) :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10206: Did a bit of digging on snow. Can mean heroin, cocaine, or amphetamines but more often cocaine. (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Karen @ #10196: A hard grid, but well constructed. (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10206: I think snow = heroin! (6 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #6206: Congrats on the wheel group... most entertaining! Also, it's Lincoln, not Lincoin... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #6206: I liked the wheels. Hadn't a clue but really liked them! (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10206: I was a little araf with this one! (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10207: Good grid. Didn't accept my answers for "a" or homophones. Used bow=beau which should also be valid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10206: Snow = cocaine and didn't accept drugs. Welsh!? And 2 of the colours had English names. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

GusGus @ #10193: This is the best, most engaging grid I have come across so far. (6 months, 1 week ago)

GusGus @ #10184: It does accept anagram as a correct connection. Maybe try again (6 months, 1 week ago)

Dainamite @ #10195: Yeah, it's a city in Los Angeles county, California (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10184: Not a bad effort, didn't allow anagram as an answer. Yes... Red Dwarf. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10193: That is a common kind of connection and a good one I think... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10195: Not sure if B.H. Is a city. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10193: Pretty simple grid, not sure about the concept of adding or removing letters to form connections. But thanks anyway. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Dm @ #2296: Not bad!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Dainamite @ #10193: Thanks for the positive feedback guys, glad you enjoyed it. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pome com @ #10196: No connection? (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10196: I didn't think chewbacca was what you said he was,Barry? (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10193: Wonderful gridding; one of the best. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10196: Bit like the parson's egg. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10185: A house for ducks on a pond or lake, usually wooden. The equivalent of a dog kennel. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Joe 90 @ #10182: Okay idea, but a bit clunky. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Joe 90 @ #10185: Duck house? (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3668: like Jil, all right but 3 marked wrong because of the hyphen. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3672: everyone says NATO alphabet now. Don't they? (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3685: poor stuff. Setter should take a lesson on how to set puzzles (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3687: those years............ crazy (6 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10184: I loved Red Dwarf :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3693: impossible (6 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10186: Hilarious, love it!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #10193: Excellent grid. Has me guessing for a long while but cracked it in the end! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10186: Liked this. Village people link drove me mad. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10177: Nice. Tubes link got me thinking. (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10182: True,that does for Biro then! (6 months, 1 week ago)

anon @ #10182: baku is not in europe (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ennjay @ #10184: Really nice red herrings. Great grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #10186: Good groupings (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3712: liked the si units, but no good on bands. Kept thinking, Christopher Plummer isn't in Pulp Fiction........ (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #3715: agree. How many other girls' names occur in Mambo no5? (6 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10183: Nice grid, good crossovers, although Paisley and Irvine aren't actually officially Scottish cities... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #3672: Nice little wall (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10182: It is a thing or a someone I believe...but Home or Biro might have been cooler.. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10183: Johnny be good! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10154: Ty, They are not all Egyptian queens, also the singers are specifically one word names. Great grid really enjoyable (6 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10183: The Hobart group crosses over with Perth as it fits in with both. Excellent grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

moako @ #10098: what's parahandy? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10185: I like this sort - Simple words but not necessarily a simple puzzle. Ark was a particular highlight! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10184: Now I feel old :-) Good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10183: ... or Hill, for that matter! (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10182: As wiz says, nice idea, shame about the snucker. Also, is Haku a thing? (Fern or Foam? ;p) (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #1368: pretty good! I didn't know that Moss's first name was Maurice. btw, Alice in Wonderland worked for me (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week 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) (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #1378: truth table? (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #10185: Nice and simple! Good work. (6 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #10186: Very good . Well done (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10166: Great grid, thanks (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10186: I quite agree... (6 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #10186: very enjoyable and certainly not 'easy' as assessed when I took it :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10175: Nice grid, thanks (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ty @ #98: Good red herrings, enjoyed it (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10182: Great concept, imaginative and testing. (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10183: Straightforward but entertaining. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Belgian Pete @ #10183: Great crossovers. clever (6 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10183: Another excellent grid. Really enjoyed it. You should work for Only Connect! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Narrow Neck @ #10182: Fun grid, thanks! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10144: Hard. Don't watch game of thrones. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10146: Hard. Got the numbers. Figured out Singapore. Scratched my head for the rest! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Joe90 @ #10166: Good. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10182: Absolutely brilliant! Needed 2 goes to complete it. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10149: Manic street preachers is a bit niche. Got all the rest though! Good. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10151: Got the clue do straightaway. Classic puzzgrid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10152: Don't play games or watch tv so not the grid for me. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jemima @ #10181: Loved that. Especially the inverted words...very clever :-) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10154: Couldn't do it. Only got the queens. Hard. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10155: Painters red herring...top stuff! Enjoyed this grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10182: Neat idea,not sure about hooker tho... (6 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #7169: Liked the idea, pity "Disney movies" wasn't accepted... (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7165: For once, all my connections accepted. Excellent puzzle! (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7162: I used the obsolete expression "reefer" (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7169: clubs in paris not acceptable, duh. red Indian chiefs not acceptable, duh. I'm learning to ignore the correct/incorrect marks. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10178: Nice idea, clever (apart from Taylor/Tailor, but I wouldn't have got it anyway) (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7176: dove not correct. British sea captains not correct duh. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7178: steven king(sic)? did he write the princes(sic) bride? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10181: Enjoyable and original (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7182: I thought we were expected to answer 64 to all of them, silly me (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7185: aeroplanes WW2 not accepted, real ale not accepted. I think I got 10/10 I liked the grid. (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

melanie @ #9987: Should've kept this for tomorrow on Bob's birthday, the 6 February. (6 months, 1 week ago)

melanie @ #9983: 1 week, 1 day ago (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8727: 1/10, my worst ever. tree not acceptable, got to be trees. Thought the silent letters was a bit weak (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #8730: nutcracker was a killer - good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10180: Too niche for me, only 4/10... oh, and should "have", not "of"... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Trumps wig @ #10180: This should of been on the main page :( I wanted to annoy people with how niche it is.. Oh well (6 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10077: Great ideas but so hard (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #6704: There were a lot of possible answers to narnia line, that's all... (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #6704: good, but why not accept The Pevensie kids in Narnia" - this marked incorrect (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #6710: not bad, but why not accept isis for al Qaeda etc, not sure what to put for that one (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #6720: very good, but I agree with LVGboxhead - that doesn't quite work (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #6721: excellent grid, but hard shoulder? (6 months, 1 week ago)

AndyGadget @ #2068: "Inspector" not accepted? (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AndyGadget @ #2090: Very tricky. Love the Red dwarf group. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AndyGadget @ #2091: 2nd line should be ". . . tooth". I liked the Spice Girls red herring. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10062: Good grid! excellent range of knowledge (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10063: too many traps for me! aussie creatures I said, didn't specify marsupials (6 months, 1 week ago)

AndyGadget @ #3594: Excellent wall. Really good crossovers. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10064: grid easy to complete but female film stars doesn't cut it - got to be oscars (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10065: yes, don't get the repeated caramel.Plenty more cadburys choc bars (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10070: enjoyable if a bi easy (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10072: I liked this one, but nocturnal a bit hard (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10077: ridiculous (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10080: Toetal booooolsheet (6 months, 1 week ago)

AndyGadget @ #3673: They'll always be Marathons to me. (Think I'll give Alex's maltestes a miss though ;) (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10178: Indeed it should...but good otherwise. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10143: Wisty good one again. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10115: Just spotted this one Blues. Nice Donald theme. Good work. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10172: Yes, I agree nice fun grid but I'm always flummoxed by the Princesses. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10173: Fairly straight forward but because it's easier it doesn't make it poorer. Thank you, nice one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10174: Like it Blues (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10175: Nice one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Tamworthowl @ #10167: As all 16 are Wednesday players, the connection for Wilson etc should be "manager" not "played and managed". (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10176: Tough and testing grid. Learnt a new game! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10177: Nice tangents. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #10178: Nice crossovers but should be tailor? (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10172: Good grid, easy but fun. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10178: Well constructed, but very tough. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10177: Fine Grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10166: Fun grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10168: Hard but clever (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10172: Nice (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10175: Interesting, fun grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10177: Interesting grid! (6 months, 1 week ago)

LS @ #10174: Good grid. The hidden words wouldn't let me have "hidden words for backside". (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10151: ok but usual obsession with all things american (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10168: Very tricky. (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10171: Never heard of a vw fox. Enjoyed this grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10172: Nice neat grid. Very gentle but enjoyable. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10173: Nice grid. Good one to introduce a new puzzler to. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #10175: Nice grid. Didn't getting them flags. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10174: Wonderful stuff. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10174: Lol at D. Trump! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10173: Nice ideas; bit straightforward. maybe you could have chosen some less obvious rivers (Jordan, Yellow, Niger, Colorado, etc...) (6 months, 1 week ago)

AndyGadget @ #10163: PuzzGrid - Duplicated grid (somehow). Please delete. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10169: Super stuff. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10169: Clever but fiendish! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10146: Also loved it! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10168: Nice categories! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10166: Loved it! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

daztheowl @ #10167: Need to do a lot more homework before I attempt again (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10164: No worries - it still kind-of worked, and there's some good ideas in there! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

AndyGadget @ #10164: Apologies - First grid and it's a cock-up - Repeated word. (6 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

:/ @ #10149: Didn't accept "photographer", more options on the answers please. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10154: Agreed. Very innovative and fresh ideas.... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10146: Loved it! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10152: Way outside my comfort zone but really good grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10094: awesome! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10155: Never mind the stubb,good grid! (6 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10094: cool game! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kagamine Len @ #10152: Nice (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10152: cool (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash ketchum @ #10094: yay (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Belgian Pete @ #10154: Awesome, great crossovers (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Great_Slav @ #10154: Best grid yet (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anon @ #10154: Very Clever. Extremely enjoyable (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10143: I just can't spell so it didn't confuse me. Nice one E.L. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10151: Nicely confusing. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

pomomofo @ #10146: I really liked this so much. Yours, _o_o_o_o (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10149: Maniacally good grid!! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10151: Nice grid 😁 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10121: Great grid, shame "biblical" was not accepted as right answer 😞 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10003: Interesting grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10151: Clever! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10152: Nice mixture there. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

OOE @ #9951: NLYCNNCT - are you Mr A? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10152: Good grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #9950: Enjoyed this wall (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10152: brilliant quiz mate (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10146: I _G_N_O_S! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #10146: Really liked the grid. Didn't accept countries as an answer but not too bothered by that. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10143: Oops! very sorry; I seems I have always spelt it wrongly. (6 months, 2 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10145: Really liked that! The Mary Poppins and cereal categories are ingenious. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1625: It doesn't really, but hey ho! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10143: Spent too long wondering why 'jepardy' had been spelt wrong (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1625: You're right Shippers50, sandwich rhymes with language (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1621: I thought this was quite good (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cam @ #1620: Quite fun, a little easy (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1618: Ungh, dull (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cam @ #1617: Good, fun board (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10146: Really like the concept. Good groups, just hard to figure out in the time. Fun grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10145: That was fun! Thankyou... (6 months, 2 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". (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10136: Enjoyable grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10138: Nice variations! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10138: Found out last year that Edward Smith was drinking buddies with one of my cousin's grandfather :) Interesting grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10143: Got it...just!! (6 months, 2 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 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oli @ #10136: 10/10 good grid, enjoyed that. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kirk @ #10137: Thank You that was brilliant and very difficult x (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mwt999 @ #10130: Good grid - but cats not accepted? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10135: Very good! Enjoyed figuring out the hidden words one. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rod @ #10126: Not the operation game I remember. They were all body parts? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10099: Know what I mean 'arry! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rod @ #10110: What has RED got to do with "dancing queen" "Morden" or "bosworth" ??????????? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10131: Great grid, really enjoyed (6 months, 2 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10131: Loved this! Really got me thinking :) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10121: Excellent grid! Thoroughly enjoyed it. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10126: Very difficult. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10128: Very good grid. Tough but fair: highly enjoyable (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10131: I needed something reasonably simple that made me smile. Thank you!! (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10131: Fantastic set of "action verbs" red herrings there. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10130: If you really want to be pedantic NL YCN N CT, tigers ARE cats - just not domesticated ones. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10130: Another pedantic thought...alternate or alternative? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

OnlyConnext @ #10121: Wont accept genesis characters as valid... *grumble* Good grid though 😊 got me thinking (6 months, 2 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...) (6 months, 2 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 ;) (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stanley @ #9914: No comment (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10126: Too good for me. I must have tried every other bleeding combo for the tick group! (6 months, 2 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 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10118: Good grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10126: Good but tricky! Operation caught me out. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10126: Good but tricky! Operation caught me out. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10101: Good grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10110: Red? Why? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10112: Good grid but why did three words not have an initial capital? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG57 @ #10060: Didn't accept Ball (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mwt @ #10121: Good grid - road not accepted? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10116: Nice one indeed - only 7 for me and kicking myself ! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10116: An excellent grid, E.L. I had forgotten about Avon ladies! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10121: Excellent - was impressed by one group in particular :-) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10122: Easy but fun. (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10121: Well worked. Good Gridding. (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10121: Neat! Lovely crossovers! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10117: Very tough, as I've never heard of The Talk! (6 months, 2 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! :) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe Jebb @ #10069: Suck my wiggly dick u fat fucking white man (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ben harris @ #10069: Get leprosy (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe Jebb @ #10069: Utter bollocks. Die u homo (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10114: Enjoyable (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10116: I only got the bridge group until the second phase, then I understood. Nice one! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pam @ #9907: The Dubliners! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pam @ #9903: Of course (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #2661: H Unit... I think it is...but please explain! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Viv Ranick @ #2661: Good grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Viv Ranick @ #10117: Brilliant. My morning brain workout! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #10118: Nice grid. Just let down by not accepting 'nursery rhyme'. Cost me my 10 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hil @ #2661: Nice grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

H Unit @ #2661: Hoarse is not a homophone of horse. Need I say any more? (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

good @ #10098: easy (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #9597: I think "trike" is a little bit of a stretch as a mode of transport but otherwise very good (6 months, 2 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? (6 months, 2 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 ;) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10115: Don't do that! Enjoy your hol! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10115: Thwarted by spull checker... Judy Garland not Jury... I could cry into my beer. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10115: That explains the jury! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10109: Clever stuff! (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10112: Very easy, but fun. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10113: Very clever. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10114: Very good; thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10115: Great grid. Bit thrown by "Jury" (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10115: Watching all the action in the rain on a Thai island ! Beers ok though. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10114: Ah, thank you! Of course... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10115: Hi, Blues,missed you! Fun grid,thanks... (6 months, 2 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

pomomofo @ #10110: This puzzgrid hurt my feelings. (6 months, 2 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... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

LS @ #10102: The Pokemon group didn't accept 'pokemon' (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wi @ #10114: Good but to me the shop connection doesn't quite work... .? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10111: I liked the Patton red herring, but isn't it a last stand? (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10112: Good grid, especially the nursery rhyme line! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10113: That was fun! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10113: Pity it wouldn't accept Initial letter missing. Good grid though. (6 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! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10110: How does the red group work, pray? Doesn't make sense to me apart fom red herring! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10111: A bit mean not allowing just "generals". (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10111: Going to be singing Final Countdown for the rest of the day now lol... (6 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... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10109: New Puzz - I just checked, and Wellington was accepted as the answer. Did you perhaps mis-type? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

HughHugh @ #10106: Black key? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #10109: apparently 'wellington' is not sufficient an answer, whereas one word answers are ok for the others... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10106: Oops! :/ (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10109: Loved it! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10105: Yep. Stumped. Nice diversions (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10106: ..or 'Libya' even - good grid though!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #10109: Excellent grid, top marks! (6 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! (6 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' ? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10109: Apologies for the Poitier oversight. Glad you enjoyed the grid though. (6 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! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10109: I thought first penal colony might be in US,,but good grid. (6 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! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10105: Very good gridding. Had me stuck. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9972: Liked it but very difficult. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10094: They are Pokémon. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Japes @ #9972: Way too convoluted. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10094: What on earth is a Cle fairy or Jiggly Puff? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #5688: Good ideas (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

No @ #9866: @NLYCNNCT - I wish you were Santa then we would only have to hear from you once a year (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

No @ #9854: No (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10102: it was O.K (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AfflexPea @ #10096: Oooh, tough one, 0/10!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10099: Good to see more Barrys on here ; ) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10073: Clever and only half marks for me (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AfflexPea @ #10097: Yep, my error there sorry (give yourself 10/10 though)!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10000: Thankyou,puzzgrid...for reply and for providing a lot of quality enjoyment for us! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

T.May @ #10078: So ridiculously simple, that its just pointless. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Phlogiston @ #10096: Very hard! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Phlogiston @ #10097: First puzzle completed - very good. Like Heather I put shops for the second row as well. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

heather @ #10097: Nice one, I enjoyed it. Suguest allowing shops for the retailers one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10089: Fun grid. Very enjoyable. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10094: Good grid. Stumped by the games but I liked the rest of it. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10096: That is really inventive but so hard! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Heather @ #10083: 8, 16, 32 and 40 are also in the 8 times table. (6 months, 3 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! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10096: Cheeky monkey, Ash Ketchum (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ash Ketchum @ #10096: O.K (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10094: Great grid! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #10095: So good! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #184: Very good! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nina @ #184: quite good!!!!! :) (6 months, 3 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! (6 months, 3 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gavin @ #10086: -ve also works (of course). (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

DavStar @ #10080: Well awesome! Shame I don't speaka da lingo? As Midge Ure once said, "This Means Nothing to Me"............. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10080: :) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Barry @ #10063: Best user name...ever (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Awesome @ #10080: I think I would have liked this one, if only I spoke Hungarian... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10080: Most of us are english speakers, you may have noticed... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10069: I liked it. It was different. Difficult to name the categories correctly although I was on the right tracks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10078: Easy but nice idea! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10073: Nice one! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ellie burridge @ #10069: This is very frustrating! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bill Crosby @ #10074: Not enough young women to feel, you feel me? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nodnerb @ #10074: Ah suhh dudes It Is Wednesday my dudes, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10075: That's very tough; at least for me it was. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NPavan @ #10074: The types of Labrador should read Chocolate, Black, Fox Red, and YELLOW. "Golden" is another breed altogether. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10071: Really loved this grid! Although any one which has a hidden words line, anagrams or letter change I always enjoy. (6 months, 3 weeks 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! :) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10074: nor does it accepted "reversed" as an answer (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mike @ #10065: Nice grid - but caramel twice? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sarah @ #8406: Great board (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #8983: Great grid. Got half of it and knew the rest when I saw it, at the same time as kicking myself! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #1508: Also, it's Hope, Crosby & Lamour... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jade @ #2297: Great - berries got me! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jimlad @ #10074: It doesn't accept 'anagram' as an answer for the anagrams connection. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #368: Very fun wall, good fun to do! (6 months, 3 weeks 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

R Toad @ #10070: nice, easy but nice (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #10059: Good but very hard! I got 1/10. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #10063: Very good, 2/10 for me (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ryedrop @ #1508: Where the hell is Sitzerland? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

DonkeyKhan @ #10063: Great grid. Really enjoyable! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9796: Great grid! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10060: Same here, nice grid but would not accept seemingly correct answers (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10066: Done in record time, but Genghis does play bass. Nice Herbie Flowers reference. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10064: Nice grid for the afternoon, thanks (6 months, 3 weeks 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10064: Nice grid, cheers! (6 months, 3 weeks 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 :) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #10061: :-( (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #10051: Well thought out grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

R Toad @ #10060: nice grid part from the answers- but neer mind (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

WeirdSin @ #10060: Just tested Ennjay and you're right, not sure why????? Sorry! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10060: SPOILERS:: It didn't accept bat ball or guitar as answers!!! :( (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10033: i answered lager. it said beer. all these are lagers rather than ales so needs accepting (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10020: I wish it had been! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

BC @ #10017: Good grid. Didn't accept detergents (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

BC @ #10013: Nice grid, tricky (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

BC @ #10014: Good grid. Shame it didn't accept just synonyms (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

BC @ #10018: Shame commediennes and nationalities aren't accepted as answers. (6 months, 3 weeks 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10044: I especially liked the fast group. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10051: A complete puzzle to wiz, but perhaps very good.. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

brett @ #1520: REALLY GOOD (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

brett @ #1512: nice work there sunshine, you're alright 074658451325 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #10000: Well put together grid. Fairly easy to solve, but a nice puzzle nonetheless. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

brett @ #1507: sucko ballio (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sasquatch @ #10043: Yeti. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #10018: I had the same issues with the connections. Shame because it was a good grid otherwise. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Koolthing @ #10023: Very clever grid, well played.... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10033: Really good grid, well put together! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10034: Nice grid! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10034: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul @ #9821: You can call me (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bimbo @ #10030: Martin Foyle???????? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kavonak @ #10027: Great grid. Well done! (6 months, 3 weeks 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10029: So good they named it twice Primrose :) Enjoyable grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10027: Super grid, very well constructed. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10030: Oh dear- very difficult. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10029: Loved it- great gridding! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Polly @ #10014: Well there you go.... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10014: I always thought a "wooden stick" was just a "stick"... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10020: (apparently)? You're secret's safe with me Mister Tom lol... ;) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Primrose @ #10030: Ridiculously obscure (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Primrose @ #906: Heavy on the Who (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Primrose @ #10019: Good one. Liked the verb\noun one (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Primrose @ #10020: Your skill nose no bounds (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Primrose @ #10020: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Primrose @ #10029: Good one. New York...New York got me (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10018: wouldn't accept comediennes or nationalities... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10016: Wouldn't accept All Blacks players... otherwise good (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #516: Way way way too hard. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #4548: Got then geese. Knew there were seas in there. Stuck on b group. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #583: Straightforward but enjoyable. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #491: Excellent puzzle. Didn't solve it but knew what the themes were straightaway. Had me trying every combination. Very clever (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #204: Got confused with toucan crossing. Never heard of it. Very satisfying grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #4625: Good grid. Enjoyed the bizarre spellings (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aj @ #9144: Excellent. Very entertaining. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10002: I listen to the wrong stuff for this one! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Koolthing @ #10028: Nice interlinking grid with several possibilities! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

eliza @ #98: brilliant - good party puzzle! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

MrAlani @ #10015: BeAtles! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Beezer @ #5743: No NLYCNNCT- the point is to make it fun, not make the wall so difficult that nobody can do it! (6 months, 3 weeks 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #5616: Tricky one but good! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #5618: Nice one, textbook herrings in there! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Meeee @ #9995: What's a rolling road? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ψ ψ Φ φ Ω ω @ #7279: Colours !!!!!!!!!!!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10017: Really liked the sticks group. Subtle but fair. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10000: Sorry to be a party pooper, but aren't Den and Lair interchangeable here? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nickelhatton @ #10015: You spelled Beatles wrong (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10000: I would like to know that too please puzzgrid! Nearly 7 years ago? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #4835: All answers correct none accepted (6 months, 3 weeks 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? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9997: I now have a crossover headache! :-) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9995: Who said this was easy? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9991: Very good grid altho personally I try and avoid before AND after groups (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #8560: Good grid with a few great red herrings! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10004: ????????? Way over my head I'm afraid!!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10002: Thrush, a skin condition? I thought it occurred in the mouth and throat? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10003: Enjoyed the variety of the groups. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #9798: Didn't love it (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Janet @ #9983: Clever (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #10002: Liked it. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10000: Hooray for this great grid! And for puzzgrid milestone... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10000: Lovely grid, worthy of 10,000th! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #10000: A superb grid and enjoyable puzzle solving for the 10,000th. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #8567: Very good! Got nowt on the groups, got the last 3 lines after first line revealed your method here! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #10000: Great grid. Especially liked the Hatcher group. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10000: Excellent work. Fine grid. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #9270: Good grid! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #9272: Good grid, 2/3 nice herrings in there! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #9999: Killer Grid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #10001: Tough grid, wouldn't accept "Fruit" for Fruits section! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #9995: Nice fun grid! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Queasy @ #9999: That is odd,,,,..why? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

J @ #9999: Too easy. Also didn't accept any of country, animal, letter, or number (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

mLegend @ #10000: Decent grid. Good couple of red herrings and the Prime Minister one nearly had me. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

mLegend @ #9999: Too easy (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Simon @ #9988: Nice one! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Simon @ #9993: Nice one: good misdirection re the Fords (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9989: Clever Stuff! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Coco @ #9997: Oh, that was quite difficult. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9997: Very good and entertaining. Got the groups, but one was very tough to explain. (6 months, 4 weeks 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... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9993: Good grid. (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #48: Nice grid, slipped up on the nuclear line but hey ho!... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #9973: Nice grid, shame duo and trio weren'taccepted as correct answers?.... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sarah @ #5795: Sorry, Dr Nick is called Nick Rivera (6 months, 4 weeks 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. (6 months, 4 weeks 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. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9984: Great red-herring in there. I bought it (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9988: Slight panic on the crossovers but got there. Good grid (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9989: Forgot to set the difficulty - medium by the standard in here (6 months, 4 weeks 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! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9969: Nice,but too hard for me... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Davstar @ #4219: Nice grid, completed and got10/10! Looked tough on first glace though! (6 months, 4 weeks 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! :) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

MikeyD @ #9979: Anyone trying my fiendish grid? ;) (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks 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. (6 months, 4 weeks 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! (6 months, 4 weeks 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... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9951: Despite the comment below it was solvable and fun; good work! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9949: Good idea; definitions were a little flawed. Thanks! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #7697: Another nice grid Blues, keep up the good work... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #3712: Good work Matt350... enjoyable (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9956: If they all end in rage, they also end in age! Ski resorts a bit obscure, but hey-ho. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9967: No wonder I scored so badly. Most of it is nonsense! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9979: US hosts I think... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9973: So solutions like "2 members" are not permitted? Come on! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9979: Like Mixu P for me. Are they British game shows? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9979: Good stuff. New them all - kinda except gameshow hosts (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9979: Same as Mixu; good stuff! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9974: at least this is a non-critical typo (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Simon @ #9977: Excellent grid (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9769: FYI it's preceded not proceeded, as per one of your connections... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1379: Liked the ear one (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1379: Liked the ear one (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #685: Didn't get the ch or wall ones (6 months, 4 weeks 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 ;) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #236: God grid (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #5532: Great grid really enjoyed it (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9973: ...also, it's McCartney, not McArtney (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #9769: Too easy only took 30 secs (6 months, 4 weeks 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? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #9971: Nice grid. (6 months, 4 weeks 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) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #9974: Too tough for me. Had me beat. :-( (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #9977: Bit too easy. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #9979: Good grid, MikeyD I got all the groups, but didn't get the connection for the game show hosts. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #9979: Good grid, thanks! (6 months, 4 weeks 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. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mixu P @ #9968: Not sure why you'd be interested in where I live, Ragman. Hope you enjoyed the grid though. (6 months, 4 weeks 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... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

LUFC @ #9973: (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

LUFC @ #9979: (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9974: If you do this skip 9963. This is a correction/improvement of that grid (7 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. (7 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 ? (7 months ago)

Polly @ #9970: Gosh....good but quite obscure in parts.... (7 months ago)

Polly @ #9967: ....and Genghis kong is a giant ape monster! (7 months ago)

RowG57 @ #9908: Didn't accept potato varieties :-( (7 months ago)

Simon @ #9955: (7 months ago)

Simon @ #9970: Acers! (7 months ago)

therush763 @ #9967: To be fair there is a song called Wolf in cheap clothes by the Kovacs (2015). (7 months ago)

Ennjay @ #9967: Genghis KHAN and SHEEP's clothing. Please check facts because otherwise those groupings don't make sense. (7 months ago)

Brett @ #1474: No (7 months ago)

Polly @ #9967: Google...tis there.. (7 months ago)

Genghis Kong @ #9967: What/who is Genghis Kong- muppet (7 months ago)

Polly @ #9968: Clever! (7 months ago)

Winston @ #9770: (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9770: Help....but I did win the war when I was alive... (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9967: Feel silly, you are right Barry.....mea culpa... (7 months ago)

Steven @ #9967: Nicely put together, and not too tough. (7 months ago)

Debbie @ #9967: Good grid Barry. I didn't know what telemark was, but now I know. (7 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. (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9967: Sheeps clothing? (7 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! (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9962: Yep, very good - thanks! (7 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)? (7 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #9963: Who's going to tell Ennjay about the anemone and the anemone? Grid was obscure to say the least. (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

The Queen @ #9770: My husband is not a Disney Prince - you will be sent to the Tower (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9957: Wonderful; a great puzzle. (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9962: Very clever- great grid. (7 months ago)

Badger @ #9955: Good grid (7 months ago)

Badger @ #9954: Excellent stuff (7 months ago)

Cam @ #1465: *apologies for my Kiwi English (7 months ago)

Cam @ #1465: Three stars in generous I feel. (7 months ago)

Cam @ #1464: But when was this created? (7 months ago)

Cam @ #1463: Doosra - I love that ball! (7 months ago)

Cam @ #1462: Have to agree with Shippers, that was nuts! (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9956: Nice work! (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9881: Wouldn't accept "Commodore" as an answer? (7 months ago)

Jeb @ #9954: Top notch. (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9927: I can understand that really! (7 months 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"! (7 months ago)

Alex @ #9954: Fun. Kept me confused. Exceptional work providing such detailed answers, btw! Always good for me to learn more :-) (7 months 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). (7 months ago)

tony @ #9949: pretty good. gaffer tape i think? (7 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9949: It didn't give me "fasteners" grrrr. Otherwise good (7 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9952: Not sure about having two such similar categories in the same grid. 3/4 categories very clever though (7 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9954: Clever. Got nothing until the reveal when I got everything. I saw all categories but one before the reveal (7 months 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 (7 months ago)

FuzzyDuck @ #9947: Thanks for the feedback Mean? If I'd included hawks, eagles or owls then birds of prey would be correct. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9951: Fun grid (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9951: gosh! harder than it looks - almost hit panic mode but saw it through ok :-) (7 months ago)

Badger @ #9953: Really good grid. Love those US state capitals (7 months ago)

alison @ #9953: clever red herrings - lots of cross pollination -satisfying to solve (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

Plod @ #9931: "French cookery" should be an acceptable answer for the food group (7 months ago)

Plod @ #9933: It should accept "surveillance" as an answer as well as "observations" (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9927: I meant... I think it's US spelling! (7 months ago)

J @ #9949: nice grid. didn't accept fixings though (7 months ago)

Badger @ #9942: Nice grid but a shame you couldn't accept 'signs of the zodiac' (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9947: So birds of prey is not permitted. Mean. Otherwise a great grid. (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9949: I put fasteners and that was rejected, as was 'parts of the body'. A bit mean, methinks. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9942: Good gridding, very enjoyable. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9949: Great Stuff! (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9947: Good grid. I found the groups quickly, but identified a couple of the groups wrongly. (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9927: Sorry, just a thought... (7 months ago)

Brimster @ #8804: Nice one . Easy but good crossovers and variety (7 months ago)

Brimster @ #9592: Great ideas. Not too difficult (7 months ago)

Jemima @ #9945: Am ashamed to admit I know this! Kourtney Kardashian is with a 'K', not a 'C'. Enjoyed it otherwise. (7 months 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. (7 months 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). (7 months ago)

RC @ #9945: Good (7 months ago)

Pete @ #9192: A shame that all four sets had the same type of solution. Very tough though. (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

Pete @ #9194: Whole grid based on prefixing somewhat disappointing (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9927: Think US spelling? (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9930: Interminal? Not heard of this before... did you perhaps mean interminable? (7 months ago)

Lorna @ #9276: Enjoyed that one thanks (7 months ago)

Lorna @ #9597: Great fun thanks (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9933: wouldn't accept synonyms of vagrant as an answer... and not all beggars are homeless (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9927: I always thought the unit of distance was spelled "metre" not meter... (7 months ago)

Lorna @ #9875: Good overlaps (7 months ago)

Lorna @ #9906: Enjoyed that one thanks (7 months ago)

Lorna @ #9931: Liked that one thanks (7 months ago)

David @ #334: I liked the __ to __ . I didn't figure it out, but that was nice. (7 months ago)

Bluebeard @ #9747: We thought the fottballers were Pirates (7 months ago)

London909 @ #9941: Wordy! (7 months ago)

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Kavonak @ #9927: Brilliant. What's a Cuban sandwich though?! (7 months ago)

Fred @ #2336: Rather subjective answers..... (7 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #9929: This makes me feel old- no idea who any of the people in one group are! still enjoyed it (7 months ago)

Simon K @ #9927: An excellent grid, thank you. (7 months ago)

Ian @ #9921: Agree with 'bible' comments (7 months ago)

Ian @ #98: Good, enjoyed it. (7 months 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! (7 months ago)

scoobydont @ #9927: C'est impossible pour moi :-( (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9931: Not too difficult and great fun. (7 months ago)

sandyr51 @ #9929: Fantastic grid! Well constructed with lots of variety, especially the hidden players line. (7 months ago)

Yvette @ #9931: I enjoyed this thanks! (7 months ago)

Eliza @ #9933: Homeless theme is also one of the words (7 months ago)

ICluedius @ #9793: Great grid! (7 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #9931: (7 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #9930: Got a bit stuck but think we'll crafted (7 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #9926: Nice and simple. Liked doing it (7 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #9933: The Watch group are also both noun and verb! (7 months ago)

Eliza @ #238: Neat cross-connections (7 months ago)

Eliza @ #685: How could I have missed the homophones? (7 months ago)

Eliza @ #9928: Good, but "prime" was marked incorrect . . . (7 months ago)

Eliza @ #9926: Good distractors (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #9915: Actually very good, except where, as already noted, it very obviously wasn't (7 months ago)

John @ #9881: Like the difficulty, excellent grid (7 months ago)

John @ #9903: good grid, good explanations (7 months ago)

Ian @ #7790: Food glorious food! (7 months ago)

RowG57 @ #9835: Didn't accept entrepreneurs (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #8871: Yeah, Mussolini doesn't belong in that group. Not sure MEPs is a very good category either. (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #8898: Decent grid, shame about the spelling. (7 months ago)

J @ #9921: Nice grid. Thought bible should have been accepted. (7 months 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 :) (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9920: And in the answers, Tom Cruise, not Tome Cruise. A good grid though! (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9915: I second Bumbledore99's comment. (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9921: Liked this one. Four different groups, well constructed. (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9866: The Father Christmas group is a bit tenuous, otherwise a great grid. (7 months ago)

dainamite @ #5983: 12 seconds of easiness (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9896: I wish I knew what a meme was, even though I did get that group, somehow! (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9903: Only managed one group. Was kicking myself when I saw the solutions though. (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9906: Fun, but quite easy. I particularly liked the ROLL category. (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9917: Surely 'geological features' is OK instead of plate tectonics...? (7 months ago)

Keith @ #9918: Very good. Had me stumped at first, but I got there in the end. (7 months ago)

Blues @ #9921: Nice gentle grid. Thanks (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

anon @ #9920: collateral* (7 months ago)

Blues @ #9755: No problem NL YCN N CT keep the critiques coming. (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9908: Thanks Sheep... if only my boss thought the same! (7 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #9921: Nice! A rarity- Pretty straightforward but no worse for it (7 months 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 ;) (7 months 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? (7 months ago)

Sheep @ #9908: You write well for having a few beers NL YCN N CT! I like this grid. (7 months ago)

Ginger @ #2247: Nice one (7 months ago)

Lisa @ #9237: Loved it! There should definitely be more silly ones like this! (7 months 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... (7 months 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... (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9895: FYI The club is called East Stirlingshire, not East Stirling... (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9892: Got them all, but I'm not keen on single-subject grids really. (7 months 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. (7 months 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... (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9890: British and German... no. Too vague and arbitrary. (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9898: Surely that's "silicone" implant, not "silicon" implant? (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9903: I've never heard of family restaurant either. (7 months 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?". (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9908: Nice to see four disparate groups! Knocked it off in 38 seconds flat... (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9912: Not especially interesting, but a solid effort. (7 months ago)

Midnight @ #9913: Fiendish indeed, not sure it was entirely fair... (7 months ago)

Blues @ #9912: Dates... My nemesis. All in the blink of an eye ! Nice Grid. (7 months 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. (7 months 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... (7 months ago)

Bumbledore99 @ #9915: Missdeal? Missfire? Misskick? Strange dictionary you've got there. (7 months ago)

Badger @ #9913: Turin typo lost me time. Good grid, stumped by the orphans (7 months ago)

J @ #9913: Good grid but tough. Turin typo but still wouldn't have got the group. (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #9129: Perfectly OK grid, but rather obscure for general consumption and too many 'possibles' for the skin group. (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9913: I found that very, very hard. Excellently constructed, but had me well beaten (1/10). (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9912: Wow, that was tough-but very good. (7 months ago)

alison @ #9913: very enjoyable - well connected and just that bit crafty (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #9902: To be fair bimbo chose her own name I believe.. (7 months ago)

Simon K @ #9906: A whole 1/10 for me, but a good grid (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9912: Good! Ticked all the boxes then! (7 months 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. (7 months 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... (7 months ago)

tony @ #9912: really liked this one - but got 1/10 :P (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9144: Excellent work Blues, had forgotten about Paris, Texas - great film - will watch it again over the weekend... (7 months 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? (7 months ago)

naI @ #5779: sknaht dirg dooG (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #9904: Nice Grid with good twists! (7 months 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! (7 months ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9909: Sorry but none of us here can understand a word of Hungarian (7 months 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? (7 months 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! (7 months 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... (7 months ago)

OnlyConnect @ #9902: Well bimbo I cant help it if you're either a hag or living under a rock (7 months 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 (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #6178: Look up! Tryst is o common word.. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ennjay @ #9908: The group with "King Edward" didn't accept the singular form of the correct answer! (7 months, 1 week ago)

; drop table[puzzles]; @ #9894: Riceful does also rather scream anagram, indeed it's lame as... (7 months, 1 week ago)

dferg @ #6174: For the answers I gave 'Trees', 'sea creatures' and 'short' and none were accepted. (7 months, 1 week ago)

dferg @ #6178: What is a Tryst or a Sttry? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jmr @ #9867: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jmr @ #9882: Don't get what link is in 2 & 3? (7 months, 1 week ago)

dferg @ #6232: It didn't accept John for me as an answer :( (7 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Cheers @ #9714: Are the Boston Squares still together? (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9908: Fine gridding! (7 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9880: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Danimal @ #9905: The drink cola is hidden in Scolar. (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #9906: good one (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9906: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9905: C'mon Pete Runder. Explain yourself! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Davie @ #9905: What is Scolar?? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jemima @ #9902: *Riveria? Should be "Riviera" ! (7 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9905: Scolar? (7 months, 1 week ago)

dave @ #9020: very good well done (7 months, 1 week ago)

AYMSN @ #3361: NOT GOOD (7 months, 1 week ago)

Yos @ #1406: That was actually very goodf, for you Steve. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Poil @ #9607: Indeed... (7 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9896: Not sure Port is a spirit but good grid nevertheless! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hater @ #9889: unsolvable, just random thoughts put into a grid (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 months, 1 week 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)? (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2917: Thought NY boroughs would be acceptable - NY is after all a reasonably common abbreviation for New York... (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #4625: phonetic spellings are incorrect according to OED (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9746: further to Paddy's comment, I'd add that the Smiths and the Corrs aren't rock either... (7 months, 1 week 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... (7 months, 1 week 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... (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hood Rat @ #9691: Hood Rat??????? (7 months, 1 week ago)

John @ #9846: enjoyable grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

John @ #9866: Very good grid, very enjoyable. (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #8094: FYI jaguar & seat are manufacturers, whereas beetle & ka are models of cars - therefore not exactly related? (7 months, 1 week 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? (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9895: Footsie 100. (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #9787: precede or follow? too convoluted - choose one or the other... (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9895: Ooh, I like this a lot. (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9892: Yes - very good; right up my street! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9894: Nope.....! more likely drowning in a lake of chocolate! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9894: No golden ticket for you! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9894: ....aaaand I messsed it up....sorry folks! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Spikes @ #9890: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Spikes @ #9890: Nope (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9894: ..I strangely enjoyed this one. Probably because i'm a bit Evil... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9892: Excellent idea well executed (7 months, 1 week 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? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9890: Not sure I particularly associate cars in that way (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9890: Bit Random but quite good nevertheless! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9875: Nice, thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9886: Great grid, thanks (7 months, 1 week 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9886: good lunchtime 'screen break' grid. (7 months, 1 week 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 ...... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #9882: Links a bit odd in two rows? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9886: Excellent (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9887: Chestnut, yes, but they're just so useful for creating grids! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Gavin @ #9881: Good fun grid (although being a child of the 80s helped!) (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9886: Ace Grid, thoroughly enjoyed it! (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9867: Very enjoyable. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9855: Very good grid with excellent spread of groups. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9881: Super gridding, great fun; I had not heard of Freaky.........., so have been educated. (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #9687: We liked that one (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jack @ #9882: Is it wrong to comment on your own quiz? Hi Toby, I uploaded it! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9880: ......'will' Cheeky! Loved it! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9855: Good stuff! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9863: Good ideas well executed. Thank you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9866: Not bad - the captain thing could have been more expansive as mentioned below. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9860: Marvellous. Great variety in the groups. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9855: Fabulous grid! I had to drag up all my old knowledge of HHGG. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9843: Same here, quickest I've ever solved a grid, but struggled to get any 'correct' answers (7 months, 1 week 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #9874: Excellent grid Wisty. I got the prison wings but didn't know about German wings.... I now do, thanks!! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9875: All good. Nothing too testing for a monday morning but fun! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9876: Some nice ideas. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Polka dot @ #9828: Ah yes,..that's right... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Suzi @ #9828: Nice grid Barry. Just looked him up, and Donnie O'Sullivan was world snooker champion 5 times! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9853: I was rubbish on this, but I certainly learnt something! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Walter @ #9828: He's the younger less famous brother? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Barry @ #9828: No Andrea......I mean Donnie O'Sullivan the snooker player!! Dunno who Ronnie is. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Frisky @ #9624: I think you may be right,toast,but did you lose a word and find a wrong one? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #3295: Wonderfully tough (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9874: Enjoyable (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9865: Very good. Had me stumped generally. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9865: Thank you for the grid, enjoyable (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9875: Lots of tasty overlaps. But is mist actually a form of precipitation? (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jen @ #9874: what on earth are prison wings? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jen @ #9836: Straightforward and fun (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9876: Interesting, I didn't realise that Garlic was a word for Garlic (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9863: Easy, but good fun. (7 months, 1 week ago)

nickelhatton @ #9025: Agreed, good game, but Congo isn't the name of a current country- there's Republic of Congo and DRC. (7 months, 1 week ago)

tibitha @ #9863: Good effort (7 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9832: Very good, and unusually pleasing to be proved ignorant. I refer of course to the rash not the plough. (7 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #9827: Very tricky. Good explanations. Thanks. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bunfight @ #9863: Nice refreshingly easy grid (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Margaret @ #9836: First time trying this puzzle. Nice easy intro. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9846: Great Fun! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9832: Enjoyed this grid enormously (7 months, 1 week ago)

LS @ #9834: Wouldn't accept fruit but otherwise enjoyed it (7 months, 1 week ago)

LS @ #9840: It doesn't accept "palindromes" as you have spelt it "palidromes" (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sara @ #8192: Excellent (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

No 17 @ #9668: Yes, the Echidna's live at No 16 (7 months, 1 week ago)

LorDaniel @ #9837: Good, but easier than the others. xD (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bimbo @ #9848: Useful for French learners (7 months, 1 week ago)

Rubberlisa @ #9844: Was thrown a little by Gloucester being spelled Gloster? (7 months, 1 week ago)

S @ #1956: Good grid👊 (7 months, 1 week ago)

Yvonne @ #9407: Can you accept 'car manufacturers' and 'parts of superhero names' as answers? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Yvonne @ #9835: How is quizzing another word for Quiz? (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9835: Ocars? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9836: Why spell carafe with a k? (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Rubberlisa @ #9836: Fun and quick. Agree with Tom's nitpick about callippo but didn't spot it! (7 months, 1 week ago)

roland @ #7632: Most enjoyable, thank you! I didn't know two of the Normans, but otherwise very good convincing links (7 months, 1 week ago)

roland @ #9845: Nice grid. Finished it in time but didn't spot the "be" group link! D'oh! (7 months, 1 week ago)

nickelhatton @ #9776: Should accept portmanteau for the green group Should accept clothing with animals names for purple group (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9811: Top grid except for the aforementioned issue. Started to panic with all the crossovers, but cracked it. (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9807: I echo Hubby's comment. Top marks for this - like the style of grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9832: Superb and combining some of my favourite things :-) (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9831: Terrific (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9830: Tricky. Got the groups ok but some descriptions were too specific to get a full house. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Callum @ #9821: Mint (7 months, 1 week ago)

H&D @ #9413: We like this one. Thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

H&D @ #9411: Should give the answers. No idea why we hot one of them wrong and now will never know! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sal @ #9832: I love this grid! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #9833: Thank you, enjoyed this. Final grouping beat me. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9808: What he said! (7 months, 1 week 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?) (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 months, 1 week ago)

Frisky @ #9624: You lose things quite a lot toast.is it the beer? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Frisky @ #9835: Should be interrogation? Neat tho... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #9636: Boring (7 months, 1 week ago)

Frisky @ #9833: Clever! Enjoyed this a lot! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9831: Lovely. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9829: Ne'r the less a fine effort, and another piece of jigsaw for my education. Cheers E.L. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9827: Enjoyed it. Good one Mixu P. (7 months, 1 week 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.) (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9831: Enjoyable! Thank you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Andrea @ #9828: Do you mean Ronnie O'Sullivan the snooker player?? (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9829: Thanks Barry, apologies; a very silly mistake. I feel the spears of error! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9829: Ahh...Half a lifetime of wondering.....! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #9818: Enjoyed the puzzle aspect. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Barry @ #9829: Its Witney, not Whitney. As in the Oxfordshire town. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Barry @ #9828: Its the very famous snooker player! (7 months, 1 week 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9828: Yep, good albeit tough! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #9798: Really enjoyed this. (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9827: Nice; got the idea early on but struggled with some of the bluffs. Tidy grid! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Colin @ #9827: Nice one, Mixu (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wordio @ #9805: Good one (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9822: Oh! brother that was harder than it looked! (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9823: nice one, but I now wanna go away for the weekend and eat sweets! ;-) (7 months, 1 week 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? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Name @ #9818: Inconsistent use of capitalisation (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9821: Fabulous - I completed it with a couple of seconds to go. Great grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9823: Crack-house - love it! Good Grid thanks! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9811: Sorry bimbo, that was down to a typo as per my first comment. Give yourself a point! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9768: Clever! (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9821: Tough stuff. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9822: Great fun with lovely twists. (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9821: Drew a blank; waaaay over my head! (7 months, 1 week ago)

bimbo @ #9811: apparently "explorers " alone was incorrect if one didn't add the very specific "during the Age of discovery". Come on (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9818: Kept me going. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9814: As Brads doppelgänger I was delighted to get one row. Fine grid Spagg. (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

LorDaniel @ #9817: Awsome! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #9627: Good one, appreciated. (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9818: nice idea, but if there were red herrings I got lucky and failed to spot them! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Florence @ #9627: I was thinking of the wrong Zebedee (7 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #9624: Smart arse (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9818: Difficult, but very,very good. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9814: Super gridding, I confess I ran out of time, but it was a cracking puzz. (7 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #9818: Liked it. Took 3 attempts to get the groups. Couldn't work out the TV programmes though. (7 months, 1 week ago)

dora t @ #9818: hi all last time I did one of these it went down rather well , I think this one is easier (7 months, 1 week ago)

dora t @ #9814: quality grid as always. did solve it but didn't get all the connections (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9795: I thought wooden for the stool group too. Thought I had cracked it until then. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #9805: Like it, got there in the end :-) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9796: Had me stumped, apart from one group! Well done. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #9807: Great grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9814: No need to apologise - it's a great grid. I was nowhere with Pitt, but got the rest. (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9814: Apologies in advance....! (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9807: Excellent stuff! Very enjoyable. (7 months, 1 week ago)

revolver777 @ #9808: I agree, Simon. With hindsight I would have gone with 'Pop' instead of Music. But thanks for the feedback! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9811: Apart from that, great grid. (I awarded myself the point anyway cos I'm like that!) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9808: I think the music link is a bit weak but other than that, excellent (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Simon K @ #9803: Sorry SpaggBol - I'm no good at writing easy ones! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #9807: That was sneaky Spagg, having the planets clue when I was looking for another metal. Really good grid, thanks!! (7 months, 1 week 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...) (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9783: Found this mind-bendingly hard - good though and well explained. (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9805: Great Grid, well done! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9803: Nice; found it hard tho! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #9801: Nice Grid! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9801: A nice morning wake- me- up ;-) (7 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9805: enjoyed this one - although saying last word when there is only one word was ever so slightly off. good though :-) (7 months, 1 week ago)

revolver777 @ #9797: Good work! Challenging but fun to try and figure out. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Grumble @ #9794: Some of the links are a bit restrictive... Radiohead? Weapons? D-day landings? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9800: Wow- that was tough! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9798: Great stuff. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9799: Very good; liked it a lot. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9803: Great gridding! (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9798: Enjoyable change. Thanks (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #9798: Good grid. Nice idea. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9799: Good one (7 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 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #9800: Even after reading the explanations l am still baffled by two in the fowl line (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9801: Nice stuff - stuck for a while with NATO but got there in the end (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9801: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9792: Good idea - rescued by the explanations below otherwise I'd have had to hunt you down!! Nice. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9794: Didn't accept Radiohead alone which was a bit mean; or 'weapons'..otherwise nice ideas! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9800: We live and learn, you did for me! Good one. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9799: Like it SpaggBol. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9685: Not too complex but nice. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #9801: haha - what fun BUT a small panic until I stopped focusing on the 'alphabet' string! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eve @ #3: CHEESE STRINGS !!!!!!!! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixi P @ #9799: Good grid, as always, SpaggBol. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9797: Nice. Quite hard but I got lucky with the initial configurations which almost lined them up for me! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9800: Too random for me. I felt the 'deities' category needed explanation. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9798: Good Idea well executed. Well done! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

z @ #9798: loved it !!! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9797: Nice one! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9794: Pity you spelled Amnesia incorrectly. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9714: Good Grid! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9717: Good work BigBoy! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9795: The group with "stool" could just as correctly be described as "things made from wood". (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simple Simon @ #9794: Bit easy, but good try. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simple Simon @ #9644: Amazing...... :-) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9730: Yep; nice! (7 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'! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9731: Nice grid and informative too (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9732: Got them all except the sheep; which is unusual for me....! BAAAAAA! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9734: Nice work; didn't accept MP's but I gave myself the point anyway! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9739: Loved it; right up my street! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #9796: Very nice. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #9785: Never knew Garage had done a Bond song. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #9791: Enjoyed it. Some easy bits, some hard bits! (7 months, 2 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! :) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9791: nice (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

dora t @ #9792: clever- too hard- rather let down by poor solutions. I got the gist but will now be forever wondering !!!!!!!!!! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #8355: Clever. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #9792: Hard!!! But clever. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9770: Good grid (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #9792: I apologise in advance for this grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9677: Nice work. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cam @ #5594: Not parts of galaxy really - more parts of our solar system. (7 months, 2 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". (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #9674: Yup. Nice work! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9788: Never heard of the "Dwarf" answer but other than that a good set with tons of possible red herrings (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #9780: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #9787: Clever construction, but far too tough for me. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cam @ #6681: Wow RME. You have problems. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sage @ #9780: These are good groups. V enjoyable. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sage @ #9781: No, willy Nilly, happy clappy, etc. That group is a bit lame to say the least. I like it otherwise. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cam @ #6751: Private isn't a magazine - think you mean Private Eye? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #9776: Three very similar links. (7 months, 2 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #9780: Nice red herring group! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeanlin @ #9780: I enjoyed that mainly because I solved it in 45 seconds !! My best time ever. (7 months, 2 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)