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Jessie @ #12302: Bye bye ! (1 hour, 1 minute ago)

Samir @ #12302: This awsome the whole world should do it!It is the best quiz ever! (1 hour, 27 minutes ago)

Inshalah @ #12302: This is great i will recomend it to anyone i see. (1 hour, 28 minutes ago)

Malaikah @ #12302: this is the best quiz there is nothing you could improve! however personaloy it should be in extra easy . (1 hour, 29 minutes ago)

Mamoona @ #12302: this is the best quiz it was easy for me but i like all of the bands so i have an advantage. (1 hour, 31 minutes ago)

Anisah @ #12302: This was great but chalinging (1 hour, 33 minutes ago)

Ramón Martínez @ #12252: I agree with Sally. (1 hour, 45 minutes ago)

Ramón Martínez @ #12252: I agree with Sally. (1 hour, 59 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12301: How embarrassing.oh dear. (2 hours ago)

Anisah @ #12301: This is the best thing ever i recomend it (2 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Mamooona @ #12301: I think this is quit good personly however i am a great fan of all of these bands . (2 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Angel @ #12301: This the best quiz ever! You could not posibly improve anything about it (2 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12301: Good ,fun,but explanations rather wordy.enjoyed it tho! (2 hours, 10 minutes ago)

Malaikah @ #12301: I thought it was very good and there was nothing that they could improve! (2 hours, 11 minutes ago)

Peekay @ #3464: Tess https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens (2 hours, 54 minutes ago)

Bubble @ #8494: True to rating (4 hours, 18 minutes ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12290: Hampton agrees with Sunny. Quite nice groupings but herringless puzz is scarce puzz at all. (4 hours, 39 minutes ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12291: Ludicrously obscure biblical puzz. (4 hours, 48 minutes ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12293: Good stuff. I for one won't rail against the railway line line. Might quibble the Hong Kong line, however, since one of the four actually requires 'Island' in its name while the other three would never be referred to as such. (4 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12294: Solid grid. Not too many twists and turns but intriguing, like an episode of Bergerac. (5 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Sally can dance @ #12252: Excellent thanks (5 hours, 31 minutes ago)

Hkh @ #12295: Fun (7 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12298: I am even more excited now! (7 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Jon @ #12228: Bit tricky (7 hours, 33 minutes ago)

Barty @ #12298: Your name popping up in the comments regularly did inspire that group. (7 hours, 34 minutes ago)

Jon @ #12282: Great fun :) (7 hours, 36 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12298: A grid with me in it. I'm excited.i enjoyed it too. (7 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Alex @ #11994: Sadly I don't think so! (8 hours, 25 minutes ago)

SO @ #11994: Hahaha! Papa New Guinea. A joke, right?! (8 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12245: Wifi? I meant will of course. (9 hours, 19 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12245: Thanks for all the detailed knowledge! I live and learn and wifi endeavour to remember at least some of all that. (9 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Fluff @ #12293: Hampshire rail towns very specific! (10 hours, 2 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12206: Jim, I think it must mean the chain of restaurants with that name rather than type of pizza . (10 hours, 2 minutes ago)

Neymar Jr @ #12293: Captains has seriously been done to death now. It must have been used in about 1000 grids. (10 hours, 33 minutes ago)

Johnny Truth @ #12252: The ratings seemed to have picked up now. And deservedly so. I agree smh, top grid this (12 hours, 19 minutes ago)

Blues @ #12245: Fair play. I stand corrected. good knowledge (13 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Smh @ #12245: Thanks Johnny, but actually your data is a little dated now. South Sudan I believe is the newest country, having split from Sudan in 2011. (13 hours, 17 minutes ago)

Sunny @ #12290: 3 easy ones with only one red herring. Couldn't get Grand national winners. There needs to be more red herrings It's way too easy if there are only 4 possible &^%£s. (13 hours, 19 minutes ago)

Johnny Truth @ #12245: Blues: Im afraid Smh is correct. What makes an independent State or a country today? Has internationally recognized land and borders even if border disputes exist; Has permanent residents; Has sovereignty so that no other country has power over its territory; Has organized economic activity that regulates foreign and domestic trade and issues money; Has a transportation network for moving goods and people; Has an education system; Has recognition from other independent states How many countries are there in the world? Today, there are 195 independent countries or states recognized in the world. Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 is the newest country. Territories, such as Hong Kong, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Greenland that belong to other countries are not considered countries. Disputes often arise when a territory claims to be a country, but is not recognized by any other countries. Taiwan, for example, claims to be an independent country, but China states that Taiwan is a part of China. Therefore, other countries that don’t want to upset China also do not recognize Taiwan as independent. What are a nation and a nation-state? A nation is a group of people who share the same culture, language, institutions, religion, and history—usually a group of people larger than a tribe or community. When a nation of people has an independent State of their own it is often called a nation-state. The Kurds are a nation without a State, but France, Germany, and Japan are examples of nation-states. (13 hours, 20 minutes ago)

Sunny @ #12291: 3 very easy groups with no red herrings. Couldn't do the anagrams :( (13 hours, 25 minutes ago)

Sunny @ #12293: Good red herrings. hampshire rail towns a bit specialist. (13 hours, 29 minutes ago)

Smh @ #12245: Blues: I am sure that Wales, N.I, Scotland and England are considered CONSTITUENT COUNTRIES that make up the UNITED KINGDOM, which is the country. Niueans (people from Niue) are citizens of New Zealand. Both the united kingdom and new zealand recognise the UN so YES. Who cares? you ask. who cares? very flippant. clearly YOU care enough to throw your 2 cents in. However the point here is what is actually defined as a country. Is palestine a country, what about Christiania, or the Turkish republic of northern cyprus, what about Puerto Rico, is that a country, all of these places would like country status, and im sure it matters to many of the citizens of those places. None of them are however deemed to be countries by the strictest definitions, (and it is important to have definitions of such things) most of them can be considered nations, but there is the distinction. You couldn't have a connection with FOOTBALL teams for example and then use one team that doesn't exist any more and another one who plays american football. As to whether or not I finished the rid, I fail to see how that matters. Lets say I didn't quite manage to finish, or lets say I smashed it in 30 seconds, does either of those outcomes affect whether or not those places are countries? (13 hours, 32 minutes ago)

Nellington @ #12291: Very nice. Quite proud of myself for getting the anagrams :-) (22 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Edwardo Muscrat Fragrentcarcus Tailbone-Dangling @ #12282: Oh yes,oh yes my little friend,oh Jesus God yessssssssssssssssssssssss. (23 hours, 37 minutes ago)

Jim @ #12206: Fun grid. What's a farmhouse pizza? Google isn't helping since it's just returning business listings for pizzerias with Farmhouse in their names. (23 hours, 49 minutes ago)

Jim @ #12205: The Melba group was nice, but the Ever and Never groups weren't very interesting, IMHO. In particular, surely there were more interesting options than Is and In (such as Queens, High, or Green). Also, other than Victoria and Cleopatra being queens (which wasn't close to forming a four-item group), there weren't any crossovers. (1 day ago)

4by4 @ #1167: Really well constructed. I suspect it is one where you get nowhere or complete it once you spot the common theme. (1 day ago)

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Sally can dance @ #12282: https://youtu.be/FbuluDBHpfQ (1 day ago)

AtillaThePun @ #1396: Thumbs up (1 day ago)

me @ #12286: Don't put capitals in link answer (1 day, 1 hour ago)

TomBola @ #12282: Nice one (1 day, 2 hours ago)

4by4 @ #12279: Very clever and challenging. Only got the actual stinker! (1 day, 2 hours ago)

toast @ #12280: Good one thanks. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

toast @ #12279: I like it. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Doc @ #12244: You lot might like this: https://youtu.be/bUc4fAti5PY (1 day, 3 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12244: Blimey. I never had dancing Sally down as a computer nerd, I had thought she was too cool for school ;-) (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Drake59 @ #184: Good grid. Enjoyed it thoroughly although there is an error. The Monopoly pieces I put in pieces in Monopoly which it didn't accept and it should of the Top category Top Dog could also work as well as Top Hat, so nice red herring. All and all a hard grid to crack but not that hard. Thumbs up! (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12282: Different. I like it! (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Drake59 @ #2312: Great grid lots of fun. Didn't know that there was a Captain Scarlet, so there's something new that I learned. However in the category for happy, pleasant meaning words. I put positive words down which it should of accepted as the words in the clues were positive thinking words. But all in all a good grid. Well done! (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12280: A tough grid (especially the 13 connection!) but fair. Nice job :-) (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Al @ #389: Liked this one a lot. Gutted to miss the link on the collective nouns. My *nix commands are a bit rusty, but I got there. Nice combo of sin/deadly sins, cot/bed etc. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12273: Straightforward, but great fun. (1 day, 6 hours ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12278: Thanks, feedback appreciated. Points noted. (1 day, 6 hours ago)

Shamefaced sally @ #12270: The other one,sadly. (1 day, 7 hours ago)

Jester @ #12276: A very easy grid. One for a beginner to try. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12264: 2 easy categories and 2 more challenging. The countries had me stumped. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Jester @ #12270: Which one of you is the original Sally can dance? I'm confused! (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12278: I enjoyed the cryptic tree clues. I was stumped by the ties. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

4by4 @ #12278: Did not accept singular tree unfortunately. You've scuppered a grid I was working on around the seven dwarfs - bASHful! Still enjoyed it. (1 day, 12 hours ago)

RickRoll @ #12275: Onion was accepted for last category??? I only put it cos I fancied some onion rings. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Chick N Shack @ #12274: I enjoyed it; good fun. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12275: Gooful (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Meh @ #12277: So-so grid from an on-off visitor to the site. Of average enjoyment (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Bye the way @ #12245: Bye the way (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Vott @ #12277: A poor grid from a regular on the site. Not remotely enjoyable. (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Vott @ #12275: Awful (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Vott @ #12274: Genuinely the worst grid I've ever seen. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

SeriousMike @ #12272: I quite liked this grid. (1 day, 23 hours ago)

SeriousMike @ #5532: brap brap brap!! Gangsters in the house!!!! (1 day, 23 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12276: Should have allowed letters as a link rather than alphabet. (1 day, 23 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12277: A good grid from a newcomer on the site. Enjoyable. (1 day, 23 hours ago)

Blues @ #12245: Smh: Are you sure that Wales, Scotland, Northern England, Ireland and our mates in Niue recognise the UN? By the way who cares? They are all of them without question countries. Bye the way did you complete the grid... (1 day, 23 hours ago)

SeriousMike @ #12276: Tougher than it looks. Can anyone beat a 6? (1 day, 23 hours ago)

Vitt @ #12274: Not so good duplicate word (2 days ago)

Vitt @ #12275: Good (2 days ago)

SeriousMike @ #12274: ridonculous (2 days ago)

SeriousMike @ #12273: Good grid. 10/10 top ebayer A+++ (2 days ago)

SeriousMike @ #12270: I also agree with Sally's first comment. No idea what her second comment is about... long day has it been Sally? (2 days ago)

Pam @ #12128: Or anything (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Pam @ #12128: Please swap Evans, with anyone (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Keeley @ #12273: Tricky (2 days, 5 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12270: I agree with my friend Sally can dance about allowing colour. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12272: Nice grid. Tough, but fair. (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12270: Why are posting comments using my username? Or have we both coincidently decided on the same name, cos we both love con air (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Smh @ #12245: Niue is not a UN recognized country. It is self governing (autonomous) but doesn't have country status in the eyes of the UN, neither do England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland FYI (2 days, 9 hours ago)

LN @ #12272: Bone and eggshell are interchangeable. (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #2297: Good grid. No obscure words, but plenty of crossovers. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12256: Not too difficult, although Hull had me scratching my head for a few moments. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12259: Tricky with 2 categories having similar answers (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12270: When submitting grids you should allow for shortened versions of the word, for example 'colour' and 'detective'. (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12265: Good grid, but one small gripe. Damien Green, Jeremy Hunt, David Gauke, and Amber Rudd are all Conservative politicians, but when I put in the answer 'Conservative politicians', it was rejected as incorrect. Then I tried again and just tried entering 'politicians' and that came back as incorrect as well. Just for future reference, I think it would be a good idea to put a wider range of linking terms in when submitting the grid. For instance, if I'd done it, I'd have put "Cabinet; minister; ministers; politician; politicians; MP; parliament; Tory; Conservative" and maybe a couple of others. Any one of these would indicate that the solver had the right answer (or had gotten close enough to make no difference). Just a thought, and it's only a minor gripe. Otherwise, another excellent grid :-) (2 days, 20 hours ago)

johnn @ #12265: Got two (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Wiz @ #12265: It was good but I didn't quite get there! There is only one of me. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12257: Ever tried peeling a watermelon anyone? (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Blues @ #12245: Wz Tst (add your own letters) Thnks. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Smh @ #12252: Why is this grids rating so poor? I thought it was excellent (3 days, 5 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12265: PS are you single? (3 days, 6 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12265: How did you get on with this one Wiz? Me not so good. I'm sticking with Easy from now on. (3 days, 6 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12193: Wiz for Prime Minister (3 days, 6 hours ago)

JamEll @ #11420: I've had a better result after an STI test. Great gird though! (3 days, 6 hours ago)

topos @ #12264: very nice, great category overlaps and excellent category on countries (3 days, 6 hours ago)

topos @ #12265: nicely done, good category overlaps (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Wibble @ #12255: Easier for us oldies. (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Barty @ #12261: I realized that mistake immediately so duplicated the grid and corrected the mistake. (3 days, 8 hours ago)

aardvark @ #12261: Good grid (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12261: Very nice grid with some clever red herrings. In fact, I like it so much I'll overlook the fact that it didn't accept "Types of poem" for the poetry set :-) (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12255: Nice grid. Tough, but fair. (3 days, 8 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12257: Wizard! :) (3 days, 9 hours ago)

toast @ #12238: The spelling mistake didn't spoil the grid for me, the correct word can be guessed fairly easily. Good effort. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

chris @ #12258: very good difficulty level (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12257: Anytime! (3 days, 9 hours ago)

toast @ #12245: A bold and entertaining approach. Well done. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Khal Drogo @ #8015: Drogo is not my surname you whopper, it's my first name. Khal means King. My name is King Drogo, goddammit. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

JamEll @ #12257: Wiz, you're absolutely right. I want you on my team! (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12257: Nice ...but raspberry might work better than kiwi. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Puzzgrid Champion @ #12257: Wasn't sure on the Watermelon - but just googled and technically correct! Bravo!! (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Puzzgrid Champion @ #12259: Quite challenging but good fun! Got there with 9 seconds to spare! (3 days, 10 hours ago)

gnu @ #12257: Kiwi isn't very well hidden within the word Kiwi. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12257: Tough one but satisfying when you know how! Makes me fancy a fruit salad (3 days, 11 hours ago)

gnu @ #12255: Jefco must be under the age of 10 or something. Ronaldo in his prime was at least as good as Cristiano Ronaldo. (3 days, 11 hours ago)

ewa @ #9037: :) (3 days, 11 hours ago)

HW @ #12255: Tricky, enjoyed it. Thanks (3 days, 11 hours ago)

aardvark @ #12255: Ronaldo - 98 games and 62 goals for Brazil. Not quite as good as his Portuguese namesake but not far off. (3 days, 11 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12255: I thought he was I must admit. (3 days, 11 hours ago)

jefco @ #12255: Ronaldo not Brazilian (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12245: And I did find the grid tough,but 'twas good,nonetheless. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12245: Niue is indeed a self-governing country. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Blues @ #12245: Hello Guys, thank you for the comments, to be fair I expected them because it was tougher than I anticipated once I had set it. .... BX (Second letter "O")... That's all you had to think outside of. As to Niue not being a country.... mmm... What is it then? They were a country when I watched them play rugby against the Cook islands. Nevertheless its not wrong to be different etc. etc. etc. (Hes brilliant Yul Brynner.) (3 days, 12 hours ago)

topos @ #12251: very nice (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Sally Forth @ #12245: It is at a time like this that my ignorance is most evident. To quote W!A- "This is about identifying what we do most of best and finding fewer ways of doing more of it less". (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Johnny truth @ #12244: Actually Mike, Sally is right. A lot of people, especially the computer savvy amongst us, would see those numbers as binary weighted. So wind your neck in, there's a good lad (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Serious Mike @ #12245: Bollocks (4 days ago)

Serious Mike @ #12244: Of course it didn't silly Sally! Might be able to dance but you sure are a numpty ah kid! (4 days ago)

Serious Mike @ #12238: Absolute garbage (4 days ago)

Vladimir @ #12116: Transliteration comrade (4 days ago)

Slaggins @ #12237: Well thought out grid with definite British slant. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Philtrum @ #12237: Well thought out grid with definite British slant. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Slaggins @ #12237: Well thought out grid with definite British slant. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

topos @ #12211: good one (4 days, 1 hour ago)

topos @ #12234: very nicely done, especially the S&G category (4 days, 1 hour ago)

topos @ #12242: shame about the sula/sulu typo, still a nice grid though, thanks! (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Peekay @ #8769: C'mon....body parts........sheesh Great grid though (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Billy McGinty @ #12242: Sula?? (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Slaggins @ #12242: Matt's right. This one's tripe (4 days, 2 hours ago)

4by4 @ #12245: Took a couple of looks to work out the concept. Once you have that it is quite achieveable with a bit of trial and error to get the obscure answers (it is easier to find one obscure answer in a set than trying to find a set containing all obscure answers requiring a specialist knowledge). I like the concept and applaud the attempt to add a bit of variety. (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Johnny truth @ #12245: This is: IT (=1S 2H) (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12245: Wow, ridiculously obscure. Shoe horned a couple of those answers in to make up the connections didn't you. And then you let yourself down further, Niue is not a in recognised country and neither is Siam, one could even argue that wire isn't in English so doesn't really match with the others. Not sure I liked using one of the squares as a clue either. In fact I'm bang against this grid. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12244: Didn't accept binary magnitude (4 days, 3 hours ago)

z @ #12245: Agreed. It was hard enough without the level of obscurity of the answers. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12245: What on ear? ( Planet = 4&5th) (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12238: Agree with smh, despite the mistake still finished in ten seconds (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Sally can dance @ #12235: Never been so chuffed to get 10 /10. Great (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Nfc @ #12235: Clever (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Giles @ #12231: "best"not accepted for expert? (4 days, 3 hours ago)

woods @ #5674: Quality. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Just.l.wosty @ #12235: Best grid in a while, so many crossovers, really challenging (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Pedant @ #12235: Very good grid (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12245: I like the gimmick, but I think each group contained at least one answer that was (IMO) too obscure. There can't be that many people who have heard of the Isle of Niue (population 1,624), or know that Roan is a breed of horse. I think the gimmick alone is enough to make the puzzle challenging and if the answers had been a little more mainstream I'd have given it full marks. Still, clever idea. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Jn @ #12223: Cheeky, liked it though. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Matt @ #12242: Sulu* (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Glitch @ #12224: Tres bon. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Glitch @ #12224: Très bon. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

smh @ #12238: It's Crewe Alexandra, not Alexandria. Given that misspelling was used as a red herring, I'd say poor grid. (4 days, 9 hours ago)

Dove @ #583: No she isn't! (4 days, 10 hours ago)

John @ #12237: This is my favourite grid so far!!! Well thought out - great links! Some red herrings (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Slaggins @ #583: MissyG is still annoying (4 days, 12 hours ago)

bobby mcferrin @ #12235: A stunning display. top grid. Be happy (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Jim @ #12218: Fun grid. It might have been trickier if Cherry et al. were plurals. It's usually hard to discuss the grids without giving spoilers, which is why the link to the comments page says "Spoiler alert," so there was nothing wrong with Tulloch posting that comment. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Jim @ #12161: Someday I'll have to watch a Carry On film, if I can find one here in the United States. I know of them exclusively through British quizzing. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Clarice @ #56: good wall (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Ray @ #12231: I thought the fruit group was "black ___". Some obscure fruits there. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Tulloch @ #12218: Who the hell reads the comments before doing it? (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #12193: Got lucky thinking the anagrams were hairstyles!! I guess this is the plaice to carp. Rudd was nice ( evil but nice). This wasn't _the_ nastiest and a bit of variation is no bad thing- but herrings always trump artificial difficulty. For instance you could have paired Pike with Wilson, Sponge and Frazer for extra politician... (5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12211: Heh. I did one very much like this a while back, but used "Morose" instead of "Prig" because it gave a red herrign with "dreadful". Can't find it, unfortunately ;-) (5 days ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12229: Very original, a little on the tough side though. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

woods @ #11870: Made me laugh tho (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Clarice @ #1161: good one (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Clarice @ #98: nice (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12229: There you go! (5 days, 4 hours ago)

4by4 @ #12226: Hogwarts is a valid answer for the Harry Potter group (Black could refer to Sirius Black - a central character in the books). Otherwise nicely constructed. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Slaggins @ #12218: Thanks tulloch for the spoiler. Way to ruin it for everyone. Fun sponge! (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Slaggins @ #12223: Slap ma b*tch up! That was good (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Slaggins @ #5160: Slap ma b*tch up! That was good (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Bitty @ #9866: The Father Christmas link is too Vague (5 days, 10 hours ago)

fdhegbegh @ #12214: easy (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Blues @ #12211: Lovely grid. Thank you. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Blues @ #12213: Now that was fiendish ! I did a lot of reading after and learnt a lot. (Should it be Chevon ?) Anyway, thanks for the effort. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12211: Really excellent Thankyou! (5 days, 11 hours ago)

4by4 @ #12211: Really appreciate your kind words. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

4by4 @ #12167: Liked all the crossovers. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

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Tom Lawson @ #12215: I think this is great Evelyn. Thank you for doing it. I suggest you add a few more options for explaining three and four. 'stages' might be acceptable as well as 'steps' in three and I put 'filibuster' in four because they all had something vaguely to do with that or not. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Tulloch @ #12218: Nice grid. Wouldn't say Votive means holy in the same way the others do. It is more something that is offered in thanks or offering, but has no actual holiness of its own the way sacred, sanctified or consecrated objects do. (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12211: Top quality grid. Nice one! (6 days ago)

Fay Mouse @ #12206: Wonderful stuff. The essence of good gridding! (6 days ago)

Lynne Seed @ #12205: I enjoyed it. (6 days ago)

Fred Bear @ #12207: Thanks, very enjoyable. (6 days ago)

Ann Aconda @ #12211: Very good. (6 days ago)

4by4 @ #12184: Agreed - missed that in the linkage - sorry! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Toby Le Rhone @ #12210: Very tough (6 days, 1 hour ago)

M @ #3712: Quality- will show the whole world - epic (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Wiz @ #12210: Oh, there you are RickRoll! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

RickRoll @ #12205: utter dross, misunderstands the cleverness of the grids, as evidenced in the last 2 categories. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

RickRoll @ #12210: piece of (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Bumblebee @ #12206: Good quality grid which could be solved with logical thought and not too much specialist knowledge - thank you! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Bumblebee @ #12209: Two lines depended on specialist knowledge. Bit disappointing. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

JeSuis @ #12212: Thanks (6 days, 6 hours ago)

chris @ #12212: nice one (6 days, 7 hours ago)

chris @ #12211: nice one (6 days, 7 hours ago)

JeSuis @ #12207: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Fitz @ #12211: Yup, brilliant. (6 days, 8 hours ago)

toast @ #12211: Excellent! (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12210: ..but that's not Yorkshire! Maybe it it Alan Bennett after all. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Chris Widgery @ #12190: “Famous film companies” is right but the more commonly used “movie studios” is wrong? *sighs* (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Matty @ #12206: Nice ☝️ (6 days, 19 hours ago)

StillFlying @ #12205: Nice grid. Enjoyed it. Thank you (1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12210: it could be Arnold Bennett..two tts... wrote Anna of the Five Towns. (1 week ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12208: Slippery grid, nicely done. (1 week ago)

bonehead @ #12210: who is this writer called Bennet? Not Alan Bennett, surely? The absence of the final T is important - it makes you think of the family in Pride and Prej. (1 week ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12209: Rare herrings here. (1 week ago)

heidi @ #12191: good (1 week ago)

Al @ #820: I hadn't run into the spider either - doesn't mean it isn't valid, but wow it's obscure! (1 week ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12210: Medium-bodied but a little saucy, like a young cabernet. (1 week ago)

Suzanne @ #2265: Great - perfect for ks3 (1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12206: Great grid! (1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12207: Excellent grid! Loved the beans :-) (1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12208: Good grid, but it didn't accept 'pharmacies'. Given that most players are (probably) from the UK, I think it would be better if we didn't have to specify UK pharmacies. (1 week ago)

george @ #12206: very good (1 week ago)

Penny @ #12206: Started with an easy one which I enjoyed solving so will try a slightly harder one now. (1 week ago)

Nate @ #12184: Should accept quadrilateral for shapes category (1 week ago)

Jn @ #12193: *The pike group was fiendish(as is auto correct), but otherwise a great grid. (1 week ago)

Jn @ #12193: The pike group was fending, but otherwise a great grid. (1 week ago)

Ynot @ #12192: c, even if it is a typo the Eurasian Griffon is a vulture, so definitely wings there ;) Billy, sublime is a verb (albeit one I'd never heard of before) Great grid! (1 week ago)

Tess @ #3464: St Helens is a town in the north west of England. Not a mountain. Try an a instead (1 week, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #153: ditto (1 week, 1 day ago)

AMX @ #76: First one I got 100% correct :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nathan @ #2748: Bit too easy. 29 seconds, 10/10 (1 week, 1 day ago)

quizzer @ #10166: I enjoyed this one very clever (1 week, 1 day ago)

quizzer @ #12109: It wouldn't accept "slang words for men" for the first one. Otherwise, good quizzing (1 week, 1 day ago)

Clarice @ #1942: well thought out (1 week, 1 day ago)

Clarice @ #8192: tough but fair. very good (1 week, 1 day ago)

Clarice @ #12204: cars we have owned! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Clarice @ #2748: Agree with Al (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bee @ #12197: Fair point about the tea, that was a mistake, but I thought the Velvet Underground song was reasonably well known (1 week, 1 day ago)

Callipygous @ #32: Very restrictive "answers", and not accurate. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #12191: Didn't accept "Shakespearean female characters" same three words but different order and who is Liam Liam? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #12197: Yes the Sunday group was the one I didn't get, but it works. It's a TV show and a song. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pamela @ #12088: Sorry in modern day vernacular LOL (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pamela @ #12088: Chortle (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pamela @ #12084: Isn't it like rounders? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Hw @ #12199: Tricky! But enjoyed it. Thanks (1 week, 2 days ago)

4by4 @ #12193: Point taken - trying to achieve a balance between challenging and achievable whilst avoiding the obscure. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12193: Great stuff but take it a bit easier on us- anagrams and so many red herrings are ok for the seriously clever but the likes of me could easily burst a brain cell that we can't spare. (1 week, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #12196: flags schmlags (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12197: No I don't think that fits as well.enjoyed grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #12197: good instead of sunday? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12167: Indeed it is! (1 week, 2 days ago)

SD @ #12197: The answer for "Morning" is not nearly as strong as the rest of the category, and the one for "English" also doesn't fit nearly as well - it's not a phrase anyone English would use. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Rachel @ #1396: good (1 week, 2 days ago)

SD @ #2748: Awesome (1 week, 2 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12196: Thanks for the feedback. I can see why that wouldn't work. Sorry about that! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fitz @ #12192: Sublime is fine I say, and it's a minor typo with Griffin. Didn't get a single group, but thought this was excellent! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fitz @ #12196: Yeah I agree. I was left with 6 birds + Lion + Ram. Practically impossible to get the last 2 groups from there. Liked the other 2 groups though. (1 week, 2 days ago)

gnu @ #12196: Animals found on flags is too difficult, don't see how anyone is supposed to get that from the 4 animals in that group. Birds on the other hand is too wide and general a group. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Blues @ #12167: fantastic place Croatia Wiz. Thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

c @ #12191: liam liam>???? (1 week, 2 days ago)

c @ #12192: Griffon is a dog- not seen them with wings!!! Griffin would have made it a decent grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

redkite @ #12189: drunks category unnecessarily offensive! (1 week, 2 days ago)

redkite @ #12191: liam liam = ? (1 week, 2 days ago)

redkite @ #12194: either you're a geologist or you're not (1 week, 2 days ago)

Billy McGinty @ #12192: Probsby means griffin and sublimation, not griffon and sublime!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12191: I liked this one. Forgot about Beethoven so almost missed that group! (1 week, 2 days ago)

redkite @ #12114: rubbish (1 week, 2 days ago)

Al @ #12009: Homophones of letters... very cunning! (1 week, 3 days ago)

redkite @ #98: agree with Ste abd others re solfa (1 week, 3 days ago)

Steph @ #12192: Good game (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dale @ #12079: We need to get Forest Green off the bottom! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12189: A bit harsh, Betty Ford had a multitude of achievements,particularly ,which that description would not indicate to be likely. (1 week, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #12191: or Shakespeare heroines (1 week, 3 days ago)

Merlot @ #12189: Drunks are also known as alcoholics. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Ai @ #12191: Didn’t accept Shakespearean females (1 week, 3 days ago)

toast @ #12179: I found the crooked line a good way in. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12193: Nice one , did for me! (1 week, 3 days ago)

StillFlying @ #2184: That was fun. (1 week, 3 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12177: Great grid. It can be tricky to come up with all the ways people might input the links, but the grid was really well thought out and I enjoyed it a lot. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jn @ #12191: Not sure about the double name. No idea who that is. (1 week, 3 days ago)

z @ #12188: Either way it's a loose connection. Didn't like the inconsistency in the jacket group either. Your other grid is better. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12189: Might be worth tweaking your answer matching again - colours of cows is very specific. Liked the drunks one. Generally, a little too easy to match the fours and then not always possible to find a unique link between the words. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12188: Not everyone's cup of tea maybe! Technically a homophone is any single word that is part of a homophonic set, so it's right by the dictionary definition. Sorry you didn't enjoy it! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12191: Didn't accept "Shakespeare characters" - answer matching seems a bit tight! (1 week, 3 days ago)

z @ #12188: Homophones was a seriously weak group. I guess what you really mean is 'words that have homophones'. Poor grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

4by4 @ #12177: Thanks for the comments - will try to improve links in future (this was first attempt) (1 week, 3 days ago)

BigMacAndGs @ #12183: Well spotted Pedant, I clearly had the Stephensons on the mind... (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #12183: *Richard Trevithick (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12144: Cunning "second movies" - nice! Thought the "halves of double acts" was a little tenuous... (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12151: I thought Christmas box was a little obscure, but the watch parts was a good group. So close to getting 10! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12153: Nice one! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12154: I'm with Nellington on this one. One real niche per grid is ok, but I think this was a little too esoteric. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12159: Good fun, and nicely made (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12167: Great grid! Hope you enjoyed your holiday! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12171: Loved it. Hard but doable! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12177: Agree descriptions too narrow bit great grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

Al @ #12179: Needed a starting point: all too obscure to get started IMHO (1 week, 3 days ago)

DF @ #12183: Excellently made, challenging without being obtuse. And no, I'm not just being smug that I actually got 10/10 for a change :P (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dancing boy Lord Sir Roland Fothringay - Mutton scratichings @ #12173: Oh yes,oh yes my little friend ,oh God yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss!!!!!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fleance Murgetroid Puss-Fart Dancing scorpion @ #238: You sir are a Chicken shit...Oh yes my little friend oh God yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Winston Smith @ #238: You sir are a disgrace to game players every where! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fleance Murgetroid Puss-Fart DancingScorpion @ #238: Oh yes my little frien oh Jesus Christ yes,oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Flight Lieutentant Montgomery Bitterstench Clambam-Bam @ #12068: Oh yes my little friend,oh yes,oh dearGod yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giles @ #48: My favourite grid so far. Good variety. (1 week, 4 days ago)

knife @ #11811: "public information" is a strange definition, not to mention inaccurate, as Nmcc points out (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #3454: Excellent (1 week, 4 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12183: Very Good, Enjoyed it. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #573: Flatley my dear, I don't river dance (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #583: Great (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #1708: Excellent work (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #10619: Good (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #11116: homonyms.... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #11117: counties..... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Egg @ #11168: Film genres! (1 week, 4 days ago)

CLARICE @ #4741: bit obscyure (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12171: Nice cross overs. Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12167: Nice play on Wind. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12160: Tough but crackable with enough clicks. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12161: Me too. Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12164: Does squirt really fit the category? Nice grid anyway. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12154: Beyond my scope but at least I got the CTRL - clues. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mogster @ #12153: Nice start to the day, thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Twiki @ #9836: Just to point out that the wise men weren't kings. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12181: What,Darkness 11/11 ,is that about? You (1 week, 4 days ago)

bonehead @ #12181: poor, sorry (1 week, 5 days ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #12181: What? They've given you thousands of hours of entertainment for free! What could they possibly owe you? If anything, you owe them! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #12177: Head still spinning ! Good grid. Thank you. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #12167: Jim, I wonder if the Silver Surfer himself (latterly of Fantastic Four fame) will survive to become an actual Silver surfer ( admittedly of lesser heroic qualities.) I guess his luck would need to hold out along with the guy who draws him. Anyway thank you all I am encouraged by your kindly remarks. Toast, if anyone could bring the boat home I knew it would be you. Cheers. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Matt @ #6730: Doesn't accept 'man' and Superman is DC not Marvel (1 week, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12172: Apologies- having looked at this again, I am wrong and I agree with LN and Fitz. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fitz @ #12172: Think I'm with LN. If you're down to the last 8 and you can identify 2 logical groups, it should be safe to assume that you're right. (1 week, 5 days ago)

LN @ #12172: No it's not, they're supposed to have only one viable solution. (1 week, 5 days ago)

CLARICE @ #186: (1 week, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12177: Good work- well constructed and enjoyable. (1 week, 5 days ago)

jon @ #12166: Diana Monkey? (1 week, 5 days ago)

JeSuis @ #12168: Thanks for the feedback all. Just a pity I can't edit retrospectively... (1 week, 5 days ago)

Megalodon Megahy @ #10405: Your'e a liar! Not hard at all. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Giles @ #12168: Also got an incorrect mark for coin. Still good grid though. Liked all the red herrings. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #12172: The discussion goes on! Enjoyed this,Thankyou. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Cheeser @ #12177: Didn't accept "featured on sterling notes", but otherwise good grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

NME @ #12176: Tip Top (1 week, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12172: LN. That's all part of the puzzle. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Disgruntled @ #11168: Film Genre wasn't correct for Movie Genres. How silly of me. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Disgruntled @ #11709: Just another fault to add to the list though really... (1 week, 5 days ago)

Disgruntled @ #11709: Northamptonshire not Northampton. (1 week, 5 days ago)

LN @ #12172: Fire and petrol are interchangeable. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Geoffe @ #12109: My name jeff (1 week, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12171: Excellent gridding. Great fun. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jim @ #12167: Fun grid! Silver Surfer might be better known as a comic book character, thanks to the 2007 movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. (1 week, 5 days ago)

RickRoll @ #7011: Chanel? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nellington @ #12019: Very good, but you should be able to have 'gems' for the Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Amethyst set. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nellington @ #12021: I think the monarchs one was way too obscure. Georgia from King George, and Louisiana after King Louis of France is easy enough, but Virginia from Elizabeth I a.k.a. The Virgin Queen? Nah, mate. Too much of a stretch. Same with Carolina, which takes it's name from the Latin derivation of Charles, Carolus. Other than that, a fun grid with lots of clever misdirection. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Tom @ #12168: Nice easy midweek puzzle. I put coinage which wasn't accepted as correct but no worries (1 week, 6 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12167: Loved it! (1 week, 6 days ago)

james @ #12141: Good board with some sneaky red herrings (1 week, 6 days ago)

TomBola @ #12167: Nicely crafted. (1 week, 6 days ago)

will @ #23: how is anyone who does't like football meant to know this? (1 week, 6 days ago)

toast @ #12151: Z - A Christmas box is a gift of money to the likes of paperboys / girls and postmen/women. It was traditionally given on December 26 which is why we still call it Boxing Day. (1 week, 6 days ago)

toast @ #12164: Nice one. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Airshot @ #12164: (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12168: Yah. Dime back is also something in US football, albeit rarer. Obscure but it is a non unique. Uncle was good tho (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12167: Nice, albeit briefly ;-) Wind especially good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Tony @ #8403: Good because I scored 10/10 (1 week, 6 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12167: I enjoyed this. Thanks! (1 week, 6 days ago)

toast @ #12167: Nicely crafted. For two minutes I was up a certain creek minus a paddle but it came together just in time. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #12164: I live in east Yorks and I know the expression. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Ray @ #12164: Where in the north of England? I'm from Yorkshire and I've never once heard it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

DF @ #12168: Put coins in for the... well, coins... but that just stonewalled me. Didn't get the Uncles (Would only recognise 1/4 any), so eh. Definitely wouldn't file this as easy, what with the uncles and the 6 Coins / 6 Backs - also there's very much an exchangeable set (Nickleback - Quarterback, both file nicely under US Coins) (1 week, 6 days ago)

DF @ #12168: Put coins in for the... well, coins... but that just stonewalled me. Didn't get the Uncles (Would only recognise 1/4 any), so eh. Definitely wouldn't file this as easy, what with the uncles and the 6 Coins / 6 Backs - also there's very much an exchangeable set (Nickleback - Quarterback, both file nicely under US Coins) (1 week, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11803: Agree with Anthony: "bands" is inaccurate, "recording artists" is better. Otherwise nice stuff (1 week, 6 days ago)

Cheeser @ #12166: Good grid, never heard of a Diana Monkey before! (1 week, 6 days ago)

fnack @ #12167: Good stuff. (1 week, 6 days ago)

StillFlying @ #1396: Thoroughly enjoyed this. (1 week, 6 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12165: I enjoyed this. Thank you. (1 week, 6 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12164: Thank you, everyone! Ray, 'brain' is an expression used in the north of England and means punch someone in the head. It was a common threat in the playground when I was growing up (which probably says more about my school than it does our language!) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #12058: No,it bears the mark of madness! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #12164: I have heard of that!good grid... (1 week, 6 days ago)

Ray @ #12164: One what planet is the word brain used to mean punch? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hw @ #12164: Difficult, but v good thanks (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: it almost goes without saying that the last message was not posted by me. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sally @ #12165: Great (1 week, 6 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12164: Very good. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12164: Nice one. Gave it full marks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12165: Great grid, but "politicians", "beef" and "card" were all marked as incorrect answers. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nellington @ #5890: Very good, except the coin set wouldn't accept pre-decimal currency as an answer. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: You lot are just a bunch of p*sstaking c*nts! F*ck the lot of you, oh yes my a*rse! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Lionel Bittercrack Danglingplums Van Muttonshaft @ #12058: Oh yes my little friend oh Jesus Christ have mercy yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssss!!! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hw @ #12161: Enjoyed that, thanks (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nick @ #2297: (2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12160: Very well constructed and enjoyable. (2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12128: Yah. Multiple possible single groups is fine, but there has to be a unique arrangement of the sixteen clues into four. (2 weeks ago)

Nasty @ #6729: love economics (2 weeks ago)

Woppo @ #6729: Hello (2 weeks ago)

Simas @ #6729: Lovely quiz, brilliant layout and thoroughly happy with the result. A truly spectacular form of human engineering. (2 weeks ago)

alvin c @ #6729: Lovely quiz, brilliant layout and thoroughly happy with the result. A truly spectacular form of human engineering. (2 weeks ago)

Grayson Griffin Leversha @ #6729: Lovely quiz, brilliant layout and thoroughly happy with the result. A truly spectacular form of human engineering. (2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #12157: Good one, got stuck for a while but managed to get 10/10 in the nick of time (2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #12153: Nice one (2 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12154: I think the Hamilton and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt categories might be a little too niche for some people, but other than that a nice grid. (2 weeks ago)

Kay @ #12111: Where can I find the correct answer? (2 weeks ago)

Kay @ #12111: Where can I find the correct answer? (2 weeks ago)

Alex M @ #10557: meh (2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #12154: Very tough but very fun (2 weeks ago)

Alex M @ #12155: Good. (2 weeks ago)

Alex M @ #12153: This was an interesting grid that I enjoyed doing. (2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #12152: Very well done (2 weeks ago)

z @ #12151: No idea what a christmas box is. And even though I know what a box is in the field of cricket and theatre, it's not like "cricket box" and "theatre box" are regularly used terms. Watch group was poor too. (2 weeks ago)

Will D @ #12134: I guessed "steward" on the David,George,Patrick and Andrew group and got it correct! Well done. (2 weeks ago)

Bill Ovrites @ #12143: Very tough but a good mental workout. (2 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #12091: 'Manes'? ...and also I wrote 'street' and it did not accept. (2 weeks ago)

Red Kite @ #11878: House? George? (2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #1564: Utterly incomprehensible, sorry. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Reynardine @ #12134: @Will Power: Many thanks for the kind words! @StillFlying: Much effort was made to try to get Branwell in as well, but I'm glad to hear that worked, thanks for the review! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nellington @ #12143: Yeah, I wasn't sure about that one myself. I figured I'd try something a little different and see how it went down. Oh well, nothing ventured and all that :-) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

StillFlying @ #12134: Having the Brontes in there really threw me. Nice! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #12144: professions not accepted! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12143: Interestingly different, though I didn't do well. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

z @ #12143: "A typical human being" for things that have columns is probably the worst inclusion I've ever seen in one of these. Plus the Game of Thrones knowledge needed is way too in depth, even for someone who watches it. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jerome @ #576: Testicles are non denominational and universal I believe. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pol @ #11157: I disown them. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

huw23 @ #12141: Fair enough - my bad with the seasaw messup (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

knife @ #11800: The sun is yellow, not the Sun, and I reckon the jury might still be out on what colour cheese is. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pol @ #11157: The last two Pols are bogus. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #576: (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #576: but testicles, etc only for catholics! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #492: ridiculous specifity in answers (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Nellington @ #12141: Tough, but fair. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #12138: nice grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

DF @ #12141: Given the relative simplicity of the board, seems weird to suddenly use "Seasaw", which is either an american folk band... or forgetting that it's "Seesaw", with just t'one a, and two e's. Might advise "Port" as an alternative for that one? My 2c, anyway. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12135: Suggest you start all the entries with capital letters as the neck group stood out by reference to the initial lower case letters. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12136: Couldn't fairly judge this one as I didn't have the knowledge for some of the American material. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12137: Good stuff. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RickRoll @ #8363: Pile of (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pol @ #11157: Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pol @ #11157: This is a pile of shite people putting up bogus grids and others using outrageous names fooking mate the last Tom I bother with this absolute shite mate! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Rear Admiral Jehosiphat Thrustingwind Mutton-Codpiece Van Stinkingwinkle @ #11157: Oh God yes,Jesus in heaven,oh God yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssss!!!!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

First lieutenant Barrington Danglinggrapes Caribou-Tailpipe @ #12134: Oh yes,Oh God yes,Jesus Christ have mercy yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Nancy Lemonsnatch Dancingcrab Wandring-Starfish @ #11458: Oh yes my little friend,oh God,oh Jesus God yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees,oh yes!!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Will Power @ #12134: Good fun. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #11798: Very good - wide range, neatly red herringed (kept trying to get Ford Prefect in there) and instructive (the photographic ones were mostly new to me). (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jim Karner @ #12138: Very enjoyable. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12139: Superb Gridding! just the right level of difficulty. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

DF @ #12139: A lovely challenge. Caught the Macey row rather late, 17 seconds left on the clock. Also many thanks for putting Barney in, I think without that I wouldn't have managed to make the mental link! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ivor Biggun @ #12128: Betty you can't have multiple solutions otherwise there's no point! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

redkite @ #495: Yep, agree with both these comments (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12128: Some people might object to that one idea too,Betty (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela @ #12041: I'm glad I didn't bother to do it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12130: I think the wrong grid was deleted? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12130: I think the wrong grid was deleted? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RickRoll @ #6112: Good one (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

DF @ #12099: "Manchester" wasn't accepted for Bury et. al, which is a touch nonsensical for greater manchester towns. Board was also ignored, which was ???? (Also t'usual complaints about exchangeability from ___Board to what appears to be "Rush" since Skate is applicable to both, as is "Dash" and "Dart") (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob Sure-Uncle @ #12118: Tough and well constructed. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12121: Difficult, but good fun. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Justin Thyme @ #12129: Wow- that was very tricky! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Betty Swallocks @ #12128: Multiple solutions are the essence of Puzzgrid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12116: very clever cannon group :-) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nellington @ #48: Very clever! Especially loved the anagrams. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12110: That was fun. Was lucky to pick the right crossings on first go. Thanks! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pharmd776 @ #12013: Hello! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

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OJ @ #11610: excellent idea for a grid, should accept rotational symmetry and i also agree that gOOZLE is a rubbish clue (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hw @ #12115: Difficult and good. Thanks (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jon @ #12128: Rock that was (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12120: Well done. Entertaining grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12130: The setter is trying to get it right. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #12128: You can also swap Bruce And Evans. There are multiple solutions (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bobby mcferrin @ #12129: whats going on here? same grid again!!! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bobby mcferrin @ #12130: this is the same grid!! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bobby mcferrin @ #12131: I'm happy with 2 points on this grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12128: ... and some non Christians would object that Easter was hijacked too ;-) more to the point it can be swapped with Christmas, so no unique solution (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12124: Thanks for commenting, Wiz. Glad you enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12120: Thank you for commenting, Mike. I'm glad you enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #12128: not bad, but some non-Catholic Christians might object to the notion that the catholics have hi-jacked those festivals (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

redkite @ #442: the novels were way out there! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pamela @ #12038: Should it be the alfabet then? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

i @ #12111: Surprisingly easy. In a good way. Any harder and the format would have been too frustrating. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Nellington @ #12116: Very nice. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12123: Are you having a hard time with these Grids RickRoll? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12109: Congratulations i on not wasting your youth on race courses. Good to soft refers to the state of the track - the "going". Good grid and nice use of Wight and Man as red herrings - no soft options there. Thanks. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12121: I like this a lot but it is also asking a lot of the solver and as you could swap Peter with Paul ( McGann) there is not a unique answer - this is of course subject to a check by Pedant. Nevertheless an enjoyable grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

i @ #12109: I don't know about good to soft. Never heard of that. It wouldn't accept men for the bloke group which was disappointing. Liked it though (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RickRoll @ #12123: Crud (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RickRoll @ #4533: Pile of .. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy T @ #12123: Gerrard Butler is nothing but a cardboard actor (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

nick @ #12079: you need to know football! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Viagra india @ #12013: How can help? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pharmd472 @ #12013: Hello! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12124: Another good one!thankyou! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12124: Sorry! My son rated my grid. I think he was far too generous. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy T @ #12123: If I ever see Gerard Butler................ (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Chris "The Megalodon"Megahy @ #12123: Not really into puzzgrids. I just came on here to tell everyone Bruce Dickinson will be signing his autobiography at Waterstones in Glasgow on the 20/10/17. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mike @ #12120: A very good grid; difficult but satisfying answers (three of which I did not get) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Polly @ #2: My mind was blank but I managed to get the links ok. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Matt @ #2: Love it, I especially liked the ' ' group and the crossovers with the ' ' group, great misdirection (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12120: Thank you, Wiz. Glad you liked it. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12110: The Severn Tunnel confused me a lot. Good grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12120: Thankyou,I enjoyed it.....nice, varied,red herrings very cheeky.More please. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tarp @ #12110: Good ideas, reletively easy if you get the crossings first (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

StillFlying @ #12120: My first public grid. Comments welcome. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #4117: i put tonic solfa as well (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RickRoll @ #12118: Hard, but got mile thanks to Bhorcs. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

fred @ #11514: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Amanda Reilly @ #12119: As quite a lonely person Puzzgrid is my only solace and I found this one to be an absolute lifesaver!!!LOL (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

J @ #12117: Great grid. One mistake in the description of the call signs. Dynasty is China Airlines. Pan Am was Clipper. But they are all valid call signs. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ian @ #12110: Good grid, thanks (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Peeved @ #11928: The answer 'hidden number' given as incorrect. Surely the word 'number' should be good enough. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Seamus @ #12117: Most entertaining grid of the century ! well done ernst stavro.... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Django @ #12117: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #12100: I think it's a bit obscure myself. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

x @ #12100: Just because you're ignorant about one of the UK's major cities doesn't mean it's not general knowledge. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Terry Hoon @ #12117: Enjoyed that, thanks (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

yNOT @ #12102: No E.L. Wisty, crossovers are part of the game. Multiple solutions means the grid has failed. simple as that (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Viagra India @ #12013: Hello to you too! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12116: Great Stuff! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12117: One of the best grids- excellent stuff. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pharmd764 @ #12013: Hello! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

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gertie @ #12115: Wow. Hard (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

gertie @ #12117: Great!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fitz @ #12116: One of my favourites. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fitz @ #12115: Liked it! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

i @ #12107: Yeah. No one's perfect. It's promising. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

i @ #12104: Have I imagined it or was there a grid similar to this not long ago? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

i @ #12100: Potential groups for my next grid include 'things that have happened to me' 'my secrets' 'the exact place I am now' and 'jokes I've thought of but haven't told to anyone' what do you think? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

BLOFELD @ #12111: Nice idea - I didn't spot the gambling terms (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

BLOFELD @ #12110: One of the easier grids, but good. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

BLOFELD @ #12109: Excellent. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy Tom @ #12114: Thank You. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

knife @ #11796: The female singer/songwriter one is perhaps a bit too vague, making it awfully difficult to guess (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mongoose @ #12114: Quite simply the greatest grid I've played and I've played A LOT! LOL! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #12092: One day you will hopefully be weaned. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gary @ #12092: THIS IS THE BEST! I LOVE TITTIES!!! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

i @ #12093: A bit too tricky for me. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

i @ #12091: Didn't really know the groups but they were easy to work out by a process of elimination. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

i @ #12089: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

i @ #12089: Dwarves not allowed? Never heard of Doc King. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Evelyn Wilson @ #12100: Requires a familiarity with Nottingham that might not really be general knowledge. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pharma574 @ #12013: Hello! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

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Tom @ #12108: This was a goodun (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12108: It's something which can happen in Bridge... but yah, Root Meal and Dance would have been my choice :-P . Plenty going on otherwise! (3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #7488: Agree with Badger's comment below. Good grid though - thanks. (3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12099: good grid but why no answers?? why isn't boards accepted and synonyms should be allowed unless you expect us to guess which particular word you want to accept. (3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12107: Nice ideas! Look forward to your next grid. (3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12107: Yeah I now realise there were two errors. The first I was referring to was Sofia (the square was supposed to be Sophia), and the second was getting the Australian capital completely wrong. Oh well. Was my first attempt at one of these. Lessons learned and all that. (3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12091: 'Manes' (3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12092: Hampton would've appreciated a 'baps' line. Still, a seductive, inviting, pillowy grid. (3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12093: Nicely done, some real puzzlers in there. (3 weeks ago)

OJ @ #11789: the clues that begin with lower case letters are too obviously linked (3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12108: Quimbles queries the 'deal'... tasty grid otherwise, plenty of herrings. (3 weeks ago)

i @ #12088: I'm constantly ignoring chainmail. Haven't worn it in centuries. (3 weeks ago)

i @ #12084: Either the flag is wrong or the grid is. Baseball pitches have no place here. Sorry (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12079: Good for a football fan :-) (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12084: Nice grid, thanks (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12094: Nice grid, thanks (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12101: 2 skates was a little confusing (3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11788: Yes, excellent, difficult, but not impossible, to disentagle. (3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12107: Good grid, but surely the capital is Barn Acre (Anagram). (3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12107: Was Sofia not the error,Fitz? (3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12107: Was Sofia not the error,Fitz? (3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12107: Oh God it's not the capital is it. *facepalm (3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12102: Ynot- Words that can be swapped are part and parcel of the puzzle and make the game more enjoyable. (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #12058: making me incredible! (3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #12107: You could argue that Sydney is the capital of New South Wales (3 weeks ago)

Ynot @ #12102: Enjoyable grid but watch out for multiple solutions. You could swap Pegasus and Griffin and still be right. (3 weeks ago)

i @ #12082: Nice grid. Thanks (3 weeks ago)

i @ #12081: This one beat me (3 weeks ago)

Correct @ #12094: You're wrong Graham (3 weeks ago)

i @ #12079: Zero for me too. I could tell it was football. I could also tell I wasn't going to score anything. Probably a good grid if you're into football. (3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12107: Darn, an error in the capitals. Apologies. (3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12101: I got all the links but called them something different so nul points (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fitz @ #12099: Got all the groups but then "board" was wrong, as was "synonyms for rush", as was "places in lancashire". (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #12102: Well i liked this except for the fact it didn't accept story xx (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Oliver @ #11998: Best wall for ages (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #12094: Sorry to be a pedant but sheet and block are interchangeable in my view, otherwise this was good! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Callipygous @ #1708: Marked as a bad grid because of Nameless Salesman error. There should be no mistakes on these grids. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #12104: nice one (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pharmd188 @ #12013: Hello! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

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Myrtle Clam-Water fragrant breeze Von Whistling Crack @ #3361: Oh yes my little friend oh Jesus God yes!!!!!!!!!!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Adam @ #9046: A bit easy, done in 35 seconds, nice grid though. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Thomas @ #12103: If you can't be bothered to make a grid, don't waste other people's time with it. This is an insult. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

JamesD @ #12102: Once again, you're choosing some very specific categories of knowledge. A fun thing about a good grid is having different clues that could fit into multiple categories, creating a brain teaser working out how they go together. Here, for instance, "Fourth Grade Nothing" meant absolutely nothing to me. I couldn't think of any category it would fit into. I'd also never heard of any of the Disney songs. Now there I do think it's a more reasonable category to go for, and it's on me that I'm ignorant of them; however, that's a set I did get, because despite not knowing any of them I could see that they were different from the other clues. There, you've made it too easy to 'cheat the system'. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12093: Good explanations. Thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

JamesD @ #12101: Sadly, I wasn't so keen on this one. Having the same word twice is not a great idea, and I'd never even heard of the Legend of Korra, so I'd question thinking of that as reasonable general knowledge. In my mind, a good grid has an element of challenge to it, but when you see the solution it makes sense. That's not the case with this one. I see "types of bending" and I'm just as confused as I was at the start. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12100: A challenge for those of us from farther afield but very enjoyable. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

spankyjones @ #12101: sorry, misstyped skate twice. Sorry! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

survivor @ #12099: The theme answers don't seem to be included, but I'm pretty sure they're as follows: Targaryen etc.: Surnames from the TV series "Game of Thrones" Stockport etc.: Boroughs of Greater Manchester, UK Scurry etc.: Synonyms of "hurry" Surf etc.: Words that can precede "board" (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mike @ #12094: The first line has another equally valid link. That takes a lot of the point out of puzz grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rhys @ #12099: A good grid. Please add explanations for the connections. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

J @ #12099: Easy but wouldn't accept board or hurry as answers (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12068: Oo? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12057: I agree with everything. Engine group is very poor and seems like the author was determined to get it in by any means necessary, which Is weird because it also seems cobbled together last at the minute. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12058: You lost all credibility when you claimed to use bing. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12059: I don't see the issue with sneezing fit, I think it's fine. I was miffed that st wasn't accepted though. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12065: Nice grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hayley @ #12097: Excellent (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Callipygous @ #2297: Likewise, was penalised for "carpentry" (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Callipygous @ #12072: Uncle? Add -et? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jon @ #12011: Nothing wrong with American sports teams. I know very little about baseball but have vaguely heard of the Dodgers and the rest just work as named (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12098: Wonderful stuff! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12097: Nice grid,creative! Didn't solve but enjoyed..Thankyou. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Thomas @ #12096: I guessed "synonyms" for the secretive group and was ruled incorrect. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #12095: *SYNONYMS. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #12095: Need to allow homonyms- hearsay does not necessary mean a false story- merely that it is second hand information rather than from someone who saw something themselves. apart from that decent grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jim @ #12092: The overall theme is a clever and inventive touch, though I suspect I'm not the only one who had no hope of separating the two bird lines. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pharmd76 @ #12013: Hello! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

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Wiz @ #12073: Googled, I think it's Tamworth, but it's a bit odd imao.c (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

gnu @ #12073: Which football team are known as the Lambs? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Graham @ #12094: A pass isn't a water feature (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12081: SEAT, Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo) is a Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Catalonia, Spain. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12092: Wiz and Sue are right. The Great Crested would be a species of newt, (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jim @ #12081: I'd never heard of SEAT cars, but surely those four items are better known as places in Spain. Nonetheless, easy and fun grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Tom @ #12092: TITS and MELONS - pure bliss! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12079: Whereas I did get zero.it takes all kinds.. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela @ #11972: Quarks, they are posh ducks (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12092: Great or crested but but not both. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue @ #12084: American not English (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sue @ #12092: Great crested tit? really? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jeff @ #12068: No, sorry, not for me. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jeff @ #12082: Hmmm. I knew the music providers were to do with tinternet. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jeff @ #12079: Hooray. In contrast to the last one I did, this was set for me to get 100% & so, setter, I thank you. I don't want to score 0. Splendid , not too tough, grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jeff @ #12084: Oh dear. I am sure whoever set this didn't do it with my brains in mind.... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jeff @ #12092: what a nice grid. I said lizard instead of tit. What a tit. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12078: Nice ideas but it's Hooke not Hook (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

chris @ #12081: nice grid, not too difficult but enjoyable (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JakeJake @ #12092: I see what you did there ;) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mike @ #11966: Good, but I have a slight problem with face, the other 3 answers in that line have a distinct difference (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12082: Great grid.Very entertaining. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #12077: Also Young and Morrissey can be switched, good old Dai Young. or as he's known in Wales, Live Ard. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: Tom: my point was, every grid should only have one solution that works, this grid however has several solutions, ergo it fails as a successful grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: never assume that just because you don't know something that everybody else shares your specific ignorance. I'm not a "serial Googler", sometimes I use Bing. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: No google was required in this case. If you haven't heard of thomas brown that's not my fault (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pharmf94 @ #12013: Hello! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pipsqueak @ #12085: It did accept it for me. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #12085: It wouldn't accept "Estate Agents in the Furness Area" (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bubble @ #12076: Enjoyable for my first try (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

David Club @ #12077: Tennant and Morrissey are interchangeable. Poor grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12082: Fantastic (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Gracie @ #12073: Lovely quiz! I ran out of lives but got all the connections! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

i @ #12055: Matic indeed (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

i @ #12054: E sports? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Alpanto @ #12076: Agree with previous comment, tree is not recognised. Shame there is no edit facility. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12076: I put 'tree' and it didn't accept which was a shame. Otherwise a nice grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12077: I ran out of time but this was good fun (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12074: Great grid! Purple Sangria threw me!! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12074: Great grid! Purple Sangria threw me!! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ian @ #12059: Great grid, thanks (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

popper @ #12059: Cracker. Liked the aircraft. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12069: This was way over my head! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Al @ #12058: Pedant is just a serial googler who likes to check for multiple solutions no matter how obscure the alternate solution is and how loosely you'd have to use the word "famous". Then again he was kind of justified in doing that with this grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Johnk770 @ #12013: There is visibly a bundle to realize about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also. eebkadbggdcb (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

smh @ #12059: sneezing fit (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

wiz @ #12069: I feel less healthy than I did first thing today.tough for me. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

GavinJ @ #12069: Not sure that you meant to make this public. It is a bit specialist. I headed down the lines of symptoms/signs/histology which side tracked me, but I think that was the way that I was taught! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12058: Great puzzle. I don't quite get Pedants point (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12055: Really good grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12056: I should point out that I still awarded the grid 5 stars, because I enjoyed it. I would hate to think that people imagine me docking marks for minor errors. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12056: Zayn is no longer a one direction band member, I was as crushed as everybody else but you have to let it go, you're living in the past. Also, although the 'I' does indeed stand for Interesting, the official name of the show is just QI. A small detail that is almost not worth bringing up. Almost. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12057: Seems very peculiar to add that engine group, it doesnt seem to crossover with any of the others, and yet it feels like it was crowbarred in for some reason. Might as well take it out and swap it for Beatles members, certainly less niche. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12065: 5 stars for reminding us all of Jet the gladiator. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12068: nice grid, I would posit that you could swap BAKED and MASHED and the grid would still work, meaning it's not a unique solution. Im gunna go now and get absolutely Jacketed (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: I think that's all though (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: or indeed James and Henry (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: Or indeed James and Thomas (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: or indeed Gordon and Henry (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12058: Could argue that Thomas and Gordon are interchangeable (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12051: Used in horse racing.enjoyed this. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

i @ #12051: Playing the race card was a bit mean considering it's not actually a physical card. Or is it? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12065: Brilliant! I didn't know about the sea creatures though! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #12068: Really good grid. I put US instead of American and intoxicated instead of under the influence which it didn't accept but that didn't detract from a good puzzle. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

BLOFELD @ #12058: Hash is slang for cannabis though (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Smudge @ #2247: Where's the NATO phonetic alphabet or stock numbers (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12058: V clever, although you could argue that hash and charlie are interchangeable (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12065: Yes, yes it is. Because of the red herring potential. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

booger @ #8347: (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Hw @ #12058: Enjoyed that, thanks (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #12065: Good Gridding Sir! But why are so many of you obsessed by female Gladiators? Or is that an obvious question? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

chris @ #12055: I liked this grid. Completed it in good time, but if you didn't notice the Man U players it'd be a toughie. Well done (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

chris @ #12057: nice easy grid- well done (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tom @ #11748: The phonetic clue was a corker - didn't spot it (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

chris @ #12059: Nice grid, good mix of answers that could fall into multiple categories kept me guessing for a while. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tom @ #1795: Unfortunately this grid really disappointed. A lot of the answers were to do with networks yet network wasn't accepted as an answer. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dino @ #12057: The V8 thing is a shit group. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

redkite @ #376: boot in monopoly (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

redkite @ #378: too samey (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #12057: Starks in GoT not acceptable???????? Duh (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

tronkil @ #12056: nice!! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

GeoLaw @ #12050: Thanks for all the feedback! Agreed about Pripiat, it's famous for its abandoned amusement park, but naming the city for this category is a little misleading. I did mean Dolphin fish which is definitely specifically a game fish, but I see how that's maybe a bit of a leap, considering it can easily fit into a broader category under the other definition. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

robert hugh gibson @ #12055: matic (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lucy @ #12057: Make it less complicated next time (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Benny P @ #12054: Confusing and too many big words (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12023: A major Tom- really made the grade! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tom @ #12050: I felt sea creatures/animals should have been accepted but this was a nice puzzle (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Peacock @ #12044: Agree with Helen, not a very balanced or accessible grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Helen @ #12044: Really annoying to have purely names, especially when you don't watch the shows. Btw guys, Fairy Tail is an anime and is intentionally spelt like that. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Susan @ #12054: Very creative and original - an excellent grid! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #12044: Birds have tails.. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

knife @ #11764: Well thought out; bit scary at first but after the Mount Rushmore one it got a bit easier. And I don't think we Brits should protest at the American slant, part of the fun. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #12050: I hadn't heard of that one, sorry! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bobo retd @ #12050: Perhaps he means the Dolphin Fish widely ate in the Carribean (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Goblin @ #12044: Oops- meant TAILS. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Goblin @ #12044: If fairies had tales they would have difficulty flying. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #12050: And I am sure you know a dolphin is not a fish. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Helen @ #12050: Enjoyed this, nice simple one however, not happy that abandoned places was not accepted as a correct answer and the answer was listed as abandoned theme parks. Prypiat is an abandoned city (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

AK @ #3049: This was a fun one! Red and orange could be swapped and it would still work. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

AK @ #12038: Spot on, BLOFELD. People often get that wrong, but it's spelled Alfa because most NATO nations don't pronounce "ph" as an "f" sound. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

AK @ #12045: This might be a good grid for older children or younger teens (Moana, Pokemon), but adults probably won't know these. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

redkite @ #273: too samey (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

BLOFELD @ #12038: Boris Alfa is the correct word for 'A'. I checked the NATO website (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

redkite @ #278: dog race? hello girl? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sally @ #762: I found this one quite tricky! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Z @ #12048: Great! Really fun (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

boris the cop @ #12038: alfa?? alpha would be the phonetic letter. the nile and tennis equipment brands was a good mix though. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rashid @ #12027: Very nice puzzle. The final chain had me scratching my head (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12006: Very difficult, but really good! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12008: ...aaaand that was the wrong emoji :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12008: Liked this one a lot :( (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BuntyChops @ #12045: Excellent use of geek culture. Haters gonna hate. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12019: Good grid, although I was lucky that it accepted "girl's names" when I didn't say anything about Bob Dylan. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pete @ #12045: Ridiculously obscure topics. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Alex @ #12005: It was quite amusing tho! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rabbit @ #12005: *that comment was to E.L.Wisty, not survivor. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pol @ #12044: Tails? Not in my world. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rabbit @ #12005: That's not really a valid defence of a weak grid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

puzzGrid @ #12026: Synonyms are typically synonyms of one-another so I agree "synonym" is the way to go. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

redkite @ #214: liked this very much! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tom @ #7001: There's a five letter word that should follow Gob. Rhymes with 'mite'. A nice and easy grid. Good fun. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rUSSELL bRAND @ #12041: Well that's a few minutes of my life i'm never getting back! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

redkite @ #191: 'frank' is right! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Myrtle Clamwater Dancingsnake Von Whistling Crack @ #12026: Ohhhhhh yes my little friend ! Oh Jesus God yeeeeeeeeesssssss"...Ooooooh yes!!!!!! (4 weeks ago)

Myrtle Clamwater Dancingsnake Von Whistling Crack @ #12026: Ohhhhhh yes my little friend ! Oh Jesus God yeeeeeeeeesssssss"...Ooooooh yes!!!!!! (4 weeks ago)

redkite @ #187: keywords ridiculous (4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11940: Not if you don't know anything about football! (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12026: Yeah... Just "synonym" is fine - if the solver has spotted they are synonyms then 99% of the time they aren't synonyms of one particular word. And even if they are, you still have to get the phrasing exactly right if you want the solver to be specific. (4 weeks ago)

Tom @ #8556: What a jolly grid (4 weeks ago)

Tom @ #8927: I thought they were Opel cars doh! (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12019: Not as a singer, but famous playwright.otherwise ,good grid.thankyou. (4 weeks ago)

i @ #12007: Noted Mr Wisty. Thank you (4 weeks ago)

i @ #12026: It allowed synonyms of crazy if that makes anyone feel a bit better. I liked it. It was easier than it looked at first glance though. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12026: A slightly deranged response,Chris. Take it easy. Good first grid,Thankyou. (4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12026: Great grid, thanks (4 weeks ago)

Tom @ #8441: Well done Dirk and keeeeeep Diggling (4 weeks ago)

BLOFELD @ #12026: My first attempt at a grid so thanks for the feedback and sorry for making you so MAD. Personally I think accepting purely 'synonyms' is not enough. Synonyms for what? It's like allowing 'words' as an answer. Granted i could have picked a few more words to accept. Will try harder next time. (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12026: You can't just announce how your characters are feeling! That makes me angry! ;-) I dont usually bother to put the connections in, so just a really nice, quite simple grid (4 weeks ago)

i @ #12019: I've also not heard of Neil Simon. (4 weeks ago)

i @ #12012: Should have accepted footballers (4 weeks ago)

i @ #12011: Good grid. But the American sports teams don't belong here (4 weeks ago)

i @ #12010: I've never heard of any of those brands (4 weeks ago)

survivor @ #129: redkite, Designing Women was an American TV sitcom, reasonably popular in its day (1986-1993). However, its cast had five core characters, and of the names in this grid, only Bouvier is one of them. The other three names in this grid belong to secondary recurring characters, like B. J. Poteet, who appeared in 22 of the 163 episodes. Even to someone who watched the series (24 years ago), this set of secondary names would be obscure. (4 weeks ago)

redkite @ #94: mmmmm not great (4 weeks ago)

Bee @ #12009: Useful in class (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #96: OK (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bee @ #12033: Just right for my year9s (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #120: julie is correct! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #121: glow worms are not actually worms! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #129: last row re 'designing women'? meaning what? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #139: union castle = ? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #147: far too random and US post districts are odd for an English grid (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sally @ #33: Some good cross overs here. A fun grid, thanks. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jim @ #12007: I recognized the phrase rabbit punch, but in the United States it's more commonly called a donkey punch. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #12007: nice grid. i didn't do too well but well done. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #12011: nice grid- lots of potential robbie songs kept me thinking at the start. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #12019: ISLE - not accepted GEMS- not accepted NEIL SIMON???? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #12026: If you're going to go for synonyms then you should really allow synonyms to be a valid answer. I put synonyms for mental as all the other words similar were already on the grid and you've put Synonyms for mad as the answer!!! THAT'S ALREADY ONE OF THE WORDS IN THE LINE- THIS MADE ME ANGRY!!!! (HENCE THE CAPITALS) as it ruined what would otherwise be a very good grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

EagleRabbitElk @ #11896: Good one! Really liked the animal one. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

EagleRabbitElk @ #11903: Agree with "scorn" having many synonyms. Other than that, a great grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

JeSuis @ #12022: Darn - my bad! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #62: Thought this was OK! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #61: great and nostalgic, but easy if you watched them all and can remember them! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #57: liked this, interesting mix (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mag @ #9414: Islands too misleading (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #63: liked this again a nice mix (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #63: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

BC @ #9414: It didn't accept "cattle" for the cows (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #64: nice mix (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #68: the colours are a bit dodgy! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #5667: NIce construction, unfortunately gnasher and fang are now interchangeable. (Blame JK Rowling for that!) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #12007: Very nice. The cigarette terms (spoiler) are fine if like me you are old enough to remember when smoking was common! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #12022: Ampton can: Hampton cant. V Tough first thing on a Sunday even without this (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

J @ #12019: Unless I'm wrong and there's a Neil Simon singer I've never heard of, Neil Simon is a playwright. Maybe confused with Paul Simon when setting the grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

paul @ #3188: Not a 5* board for me - mikhail and vladimir were a bit obvious, as were bragg, fury and Jonah. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mike @ #12019: A five for quality except for that last line (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #12007: A rabbit punch is a blow to the back of the head or to the base of the skull. It is considered especially dangerous because it can damage the cervical vertebrae and subsequently the spinal cord, which may lead to serious and irreparable spinal cord injury. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12006: Brexit* (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12006: The credit group was good but over thought for a connecting wall. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

redkite @ #23: solely obscure footballers! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

i @ #12007: Rabbit punch? I also think the terms cigarette ash, cigarette end and cigarette paper aren't commonly used enough to be decent clues. I did like the red herring group though. (1 month ago)

redkite @ #6692: banana hammock? (1 month ago)

redkite @ #6692: banana hammock?? (1 month ago)

redkite @ #5344: (1 month ago)

Pamela @ #11926: Good (1 month ago)

Sally @ #1489: I enjoyed this grid. (1 month ago)

i @ #12008: Never heard of a sub cell (1 month ago)

redkite @ #3456: (1 month ago)

redkite @ #2621: craigslist?? what? (1 month ago)

survivor @ #12005: I actually thought it was a clever trap to have three lines each followed by a shared word, while the fourth line was something different (Dickens). I kept scratching my head as to what shared word other than "house" could possibly follow "bleak." (1 month ago)

eL-Mik @ #12019: Excellent grid! Lots of red herrings and I love Dylan! Nice one, Mikelou! (1 month ago)

alpanto @ #12018: Tres difficile Jesuis (1 month ago)

Jim @ #12013: This is a general-interest grid that should be accessible from the main page. (1 month ago)

BLOFELD @ #179: Nice one (1 month ago)

BLOFELD @ #7760: Jonathan's what? (1 month ago)

redkite @ #5078: easy if you waste your time on soaps! (1 month ago)

redkite @ #11955: easy cheese?! colours row a bit random (1 month ago)

redkite @ #11965: UK towns a bit random (1 month ago)

Big boy @ #10337: Badminton could be tennis? (1 month ago)

Big boy @ #1747: Liked the Disney and Micky ones (1 month ago)

Big boy @ #1747: Liked the Disney and Micky ones (1 month ago)

Big boy @ #1487: Too obvious liked the Cluedo red herrings (1 month ago)

Big boy @ #4531: Different very good (1 month ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #12005: Thanks rabbit for your comments, which I take on board, although it seems your sentences were also words just preceding others. (1 month ago)

Big boy @ #8437: Very good. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11980: I hope Split exists I have a flight there on Tuesday. Hope the beer is cold. (1 month ago)

Mikel @ #12012: Great Grid. Solved with 3 seconds to spare... (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11980: Oh dear! You should done!great grid! Thanks! (1 month ago)

Leigh @ #11980: Never heard of split in Croatia (1 month ago)

Kikai @ #11986: nice (1 month ago)

toast @ #12006: Good varied and challenging. (1 month ago)

rabbit @ #12005: All just words preceding others. No variety. (1 month ago)

i @ #12005: Good one. With more time I might have solved it (1 month ago)

Felch McNasty @ #2946: Collective nouns was denied (1 month ago)

Felch McNasty @ #158: Young Ones, incorrect (1 month ago)

Felch McNasty @ #76: Yellow things? (1 month ago)

BillySuggers @ #12005: Good puzzle (1 month ago)

Smosh @ #12007: Brilliant grid. Kudos! (1 month ago)

peekay @ #7374: Sorry, but pretty dreadful (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #11978: Tch. :-) (1 month ago)

i @ #11999: I don't cry out bodily waste. I thought the young ones grid was a bit tenuous. (1 month ago)

Mollie @ #12003: Come on puzzgid! Rescue Mr Yeboah? (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12003: Indeed, don't give up! Your grids are great. (1 month ago)

This Party Sucks @ #12000: Last three of yours don't seem to work??? (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11999: Good but slightly disgusting.. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11994: Did for me, which is not a bad thing ! Thanks. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11993: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (1 month ago)

gnu @ #11995: I don't buy into this "no one's keeping score" argument as a reason not to point out errors in gridmaking. What's the point in the boxes to type in the connections at all then? They're part of the game. (1 month ago)

Top dog @ #11998: .?? (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11996: Liked this! Shame your next grid doesn't open... (1 month ago)

Gluton @ #11994: PapUa New Guinea, noob! (1 month ago)

Bobretd @ #11996: Ashley Giles ...King of Spain! Caramba! (1 month ago)

Bobretd @ #11995: No ones keeping score if you know you got it right you got it right Nice grid (1 month ago)

Walter Monkey-Skrat Stinkingchamber Bitterwind Jones @ #11928: oOOOOOh yes!!!!!!!!oh yes my little friend, Oh Jesus God have mercy.....Yes (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #10319: Nick Park should be accepted surely? Nice grid though (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #8178: Good grid, although being mega pedantic, it's "Sergeant " (1 month ago)

toast @ #11996: Imaginative. No easy points there! (1 month ago)

chris @ #11994: PAPA?? New Guinea... :) (1 month ago)

chris @ #11993: needs to accepts bands (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11994: Fun and varied, I didn't solve it but I enjoyed! (1 month ago)

toast @ #11994: Expecting a lot to get those in three minutes and I didn't (though I am duly ashamed of missing the Roach line). (1 month ago)

claudio cruz @ #11762: very good! (1 month ago)

RowG @ #11993: Didn't accept boy bands? (1 month ago)

Stan @ #11996: An odd grid. (1 month ago)

dg @ #10899: wooden things tenuous and obscure (1 month ago)

JeSuis @ #11993: Thanks for feedback! (1 month ago)

Blues @ #11978: Sorry guys about the confusion with Axel Rose, Axl Rose... I was thinking of Mr (Axel) Rose who used to live two doors down from me when I was a teenager, easily confused with the rock icon Axl Rose I agree. Nevertheless the grid conforms to the answers regardless of who the name is intended to be. (I also could have used Axl and stated Ax as the weapon.) Hope you caught the correct bus Toast. (1 month ago)

gnu @ #11995: Pseudonym and drummer should have counted. (1 month ago)

gnu @ #11994: Do you really think the country is called "Papa New Guinea"? Really? (1 month ago)

i @ #11993: Didn't much care for the abbreviation 1D being used. It wouldn't accept pop acts. (1 month ago)

i @ #11983: Yeah. A bit too tough. Some of them were a bit obscure. (1 month ago)

Gurenno-san @ #4603: Those were some pretty obscure fish! (1 month ago)

Gurenno-san @ #7976: That ... was hard. (1 month ago)

Drake59 @ #11976: Thoroughly enjoyable wall. Not too easy but not impossible to complete. A good job all round. (1 month ago)

Tom @ #3457: Nice but it doesn't accept cake or flower without the 's' (1 month ago)

Tom @ #11983: Bit hard (1 month ago)

Johnny @ #11976: Good one. Agree with the comments about collective nouns though. (1 month ago)

toast @ #11978: Usually find myself congratulating you on the expansive comments you provide on the links. On this occasion congratulations on the brevity. Must go now as my bus to Hampton Wick is due. (1 month ago)

i @ #11979: The shades of green were very iffy. Neon? Sap? Iron wood? Information age? (1 month ago)

i @ #11978: Hampton? Axel should be spelled Axl so wouldn't be a link. Not one of my favourites. (1 month ago)

i @ #11966: It should have accepted eye and eyes. (1 month ago)

barry @ #11976: Collective nouns not accepted (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #4845: It is clever imao.dont knock it. (1 month ago)

Mogster @ #11980: Enjoyed it. (1 month ago)

Brett Orr @ #4845: RUBBISH (1 month ago)

Mogster @ #11979: Decent enough. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Mogster @ #11978: Indeed Tricky Dicky Blues ! Nice explanations. (1 month ago)

Mogster @ #11976: Needs a bit of work on the definitions. (1 month ago)

Mogster @ #11973: OK (1 month ago)

oodle @ #11983: tough one! (1 month ago)

z @ #11978: Never once heard Hampton in that context and Mr Rose's name is spelled "Axl". (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11931: I think it was just a mistake, Tom,and Survivors suggestion was right. (1 month ago)

Hubby @ #11980: First grid in ages so nice to have a fun and achievable test! (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11978: I thought this was a great grid, but one line was rather cheeky, and I found two of them tricky. (1 month ago)

Old Chap @ #11978: Proud to have not got all of those! (1 month ago)

Sally @ #9632: Super grid - thank you. (1 month ago)

Bone Key @ #11895: Get a life (1 month ago)

Tom @ #3924: Sorry but this wasn't great. The word swaps just aren't a thing! (1 month ago)

Tom @ #9473: HUGEly fun!! (1 month ago)

Stan @ #11059: Too easy. (1 month ago)

Tom @ #11931: Please explain the bit about girls names (1 month ago)

SallyCinnamon @ #9029: Didn't accept 'lego', ,jack' and 'dutch' as correct. Bit silly (1 month ago)

toast @ #11970: Pretty good. Even better if you had expanded some explanations a bit as many people will think it is Geoff Boycott included in the Birdseye line. (1 month ago)

i @ #11976: A koala isn't a bear. And collective nouns wasn't accepted. (1 month ago)

poppy @ #11964: too obscure hard to think of so many first names and a connection in the time. (1 month ago)

poppy @ #11966: answers need to be more succinct, e.g. accept eyes as well as thi9ngs with eyes in. (1 month ago)

poppy @ #11972: should accept English counties. Said quarks was incorrect even though it is right. (1 month ago)

jabba_777 @ #11971: Great puzz, hard cos all are names. Really good. (1 month ago)

jabba_777 @ #11971: Too hard! What is solvay conference?! (1 month ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11970: I think Captains must be officially the most overused group on this site. (1 month ago)

Jessie @ #11360: It's all a mystery to me too! (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #11973: Woollen uk? (1 month ago)

i @ #11973: Pleasant but not a hard one. Also wollen should be woolen. And I find it odd how 2 of the household items are plural and 2 aren't. It's just a bit inconsistent. But I enjoyed it nonetheless (1 month ago)

i @ #11972: Quarks? (1 month ago)

knife @ #11739: Entertaining, good mix (1 month ago)

L0E @ #11973: Fun! Thanks! (1 month ago)

Nora @ #11973: Enjoyed! (1 month ago)

pedant @ #11970: *Zorro (1 month ago)

Rob @ #11360: Utterly inpenetrable! I didn't even understand some of the categories! (1 month ago)

jojo bow @ #11965: Pretty good grid, enjoyed it (1 month ago)

toast @ #11936: Not bad at all. (1 month ago)

John_ @ #11971: Hard! (1 month ago)

Human @ #11971: Wonderful, but very hard! Lots of red herrings. (1 month ago)

Anthony @ #11803: Ellie Goulding and Eminem aren't bands, they're recording artists/soloists. (1 month ago)

peekay @ #11863: Clinton...not Cliinton.....threw me off, good grid though (1 month ago)

Jim @ #7720: From the last two comments, I must be missing something because I don't see any red herrings, nor any crossovers for the lager and collective noun categories. Is there more going on here? (1 month ago)

JJS @ #11931: Question 1 has the wrong answer making the grid impossible (1 month ago)

knife @ #11737: Nice fun grid,not too difficult but entertaining, which is how it should be (although difficult and entertaining is also good of course!) (1 month ago)

Jim @ #8855: Novel idea! (1 month, 1 week ago)

bunfight @ #11966: Good one, not too taxing. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #11968: I like the crossovers and red herrings, but I don't think emir is a religious title. (I can't comment on the other themes because they're rather niche topics.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Julia Bee @ #11936: First line too obscure. Down on the corner? Scotch Corner not that well known unless you're from the north of England (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #566: DLG HTF L! I especially liked FLSH as a crossover because it exploited the ambiguity of the missing vowel, whereas STRG HT was the same word either way. (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #4690: Interesting how the academic themes are universal (logical paradoxes, scientists for whom elements are named), while household phrases that every British child must know (kitchen roll, drinking chocolate) are unknown to me as an American adult. But like HughHugh, I don't know the butcher paradox, and Google doesn't help. Can anyone explain that one? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Julia Bee @ #566: Clever but too obscure, I suspect even for Only Connect! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #11966: Very good. Like how you've managed to get so many red herrings in there! (1 month, 1 week ago)

j @ #11954: 10/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

j @ #11962: thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #6888: There can't be many people who know all of these categories. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11966: Nice- I did a grid with that storm and potato group combo a while back, but cant find it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #11964: Fun grid, easier than it seemed at first blush. I agree Brown was broad (O'Keeffe might have been nicer) but she was clear by elimination. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Spoiler @ #11867: Did you know that all the dead characters in Thrones are coming back to life in the latest book. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11964: Jon,which last one? (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11964: there's an awful lot of people called Brown and Williams (1 month, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11964: I liked the individual groups, but not all in the same grid. All too similar and no crossovers. Nothing wrong with state capitals though. They're within the bounds of general knowledge I'd say. (1 month, 1 week ago)

jon @ #11927: Hmmm. Perhap a ltlle obscure but I am very old... (1 month, 1 week ago)

jon @ #11964: Nowhere near the last one (1 month, 1 week ago)

goober @ #11963: Good fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

goober @ #11964: Tough one! Thought it was good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11964: No its rather inaccessible. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11964: Not sure about US state capitals on a UK grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11924: RowG, I just tested it twice, and it accepted "sidekicks" both times. Maybe you mistyped it? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #1723: I liked this ..it's a long time ago now...anagrams and homophones always cause a flutter, (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #1723: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #1723: Silly boys...it's obvious what it means. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #1723: I too have an issue with the homophones of rain but will ignore that in favour of Kit's comment... what are the other group anagrams of? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnnu @ #11959: Good quiz. Bit frustrating that 'currency' wasn't accepted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

z @ #11946: Survivor, the rhubarb triangle is not well known in the UK either. Being honest, how well known are Tampa Bay Storm in the US? Surely it's not a household name like an NFL team would be. (1 month, 1 week ago)

z @ #11963: Didn't like the fact that 3 of the sixties bands were preceded by "The" but one wasn't. That's the only reason I kept guessing the 4th one wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11963: Very clever- didnt know about enough of the Them group (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11961: storm - electric storm, thunder storm, penny storm (author) and ocean storm (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11931: RowG, see survivors comment. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RowG @ #11931: girls names? eyelashes? (1 month, 1 week ago)

RowG @ #11924: Didn't accept sidekicks as answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11946: Tampa Bay Storm is an arena football team; that's the item that gave me that theme because it was clearly a phrase-based group, and a phrase beginning with a city is often a sports team. (I later learned Melbourne Storm is a rugby team.) I hadn't heard of the rhubarb triangle either (probably not well known outside the UK), but it was fun to learn about it, and I think the other three were easy enough to clue the theme on their own. Fred, the answer should probably have said "___ triangle." (1 month, 1 week ago)

x @ #11939: Jeeves was not a butler. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Django @ #11959: Good effort, entertaining grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11928: Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11960: Enjoyed it, good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11960: Great stuff. You got me. It was the gods that did it and the rest just fell apart. They've always been against me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11960: This is a brilliant grid,Thankyou. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11959: I liked the killing (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11950: Yah. The run group was a good idea but fridge didnt really fit in it for me ( and yeah, the toaster group was weak). If you have a good idea, look for a better one: River would have fitten in better, as would Bolt (!!). The -ink group is tooo obvious as it is - it could be made to work but needed a few more potential red herrings in it (or be made to consist entirely of herring). (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11957: A bit specialised. I'm sure it was fine of that's you're cup of tea (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11950: A good analysis of a series of less than satisfactory links,,,but .as you say,keep on trying., (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11950: No, I'm sorry but no. This is poor. Words ending ink wasn't accepted and this isn't a great link anyway. Things that run?? If by refrigerators running you mean they're switched on that is far to general to use as a link. Likewise TV shows don't 'run' in a sense strong enough for a link. I've never used the term running to refer to a TV show. I wouldn't mind it for cars. Referring to a car running is a normal everyday phrase. Chairs aren't unique to kitchens. In fact I'm struggling to think or anyone I know who has a chair in their kitchen. It also sounds American, generally in the UK workop used instead of counter. Leadership positions is Ok but it's not going to blow any minds. I'm sorry to lay it on but this was just frustrsting and uneasant. There's no point not saying it to spare your feelings. Keep at it. I hope this'll help. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11946: I agree with pretty much everything said so far. But also, Melbourne storm and Tampa bay storm? These mean nothing to me. Anyone else know? (1 month, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #11957: is that so (1 month, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #11957: oh hell yeah it was (1 month, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #11957: heeehhee hhhhhoohohoh that was good (1 month, 1 week ago)

ConnectDis @ #11952: Sorry made a mistake on the answers. Should "before bay" and "after bay" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bread @ #11946: Yep, it's famous for people to going missing in when they talk nonsense. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11946: The rhubarb triangle is an area of Yorkshire. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #11946: How is rhubarb a triangle? And snooker uses a triangle to rack the balls, but it's not in itself triangular; mind you, a triangular table would be interesting... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saxphone @ #11946: "They are all triangles". Are they really? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Acker Bilk @ #11946: Although made of brass, the Saxophone is a member of the woodwind family. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11940: A bit too guessable but none the less enjoyable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11942: Light but nicely constructed and entertaining. (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11731: Smashing, very inventive, goof crossovers and red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11942: No complaints. Not the hardest but entertaining (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11940: Should have allowed football clubs (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11942: Imaginative! Only knock was this was a bit too easy despite its wealth of crossovers. Brod made its group a bit of a giveaway - I would probably have substituted it for Fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11931: Ah yes!survivor you are right. (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11931: Presumably the theme for the eyelashes line should be "False ____." (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11931: I'm assuming mistakes have been made? Please tell me no one's called their daughter Ceiling. I can't wait to tell my friend Chest-of-Drawers about this. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11927: I got none. One direction and league of legends aren't my areas. I agree with wiz about the premium group. It's a bit iffy but not wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

J @ #11942: accept 'things my true love gave me' (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #11852: Painful (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rigsby @ #11939: It's not the butlers I'm referring to. The inconsistency lies in the landlord group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11939: ok, but why insist on "fictional" for butlers? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rigsby @ #11939: Good grid, but you may have been a bit naughty using the real actress name instead of the fictional names like you did the rest. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11928: Good varied and accessible. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11909: Clever stuff. Well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11933: Easy but good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11936: down on the....? (1 month, 1 week ago)

newpuzz @ #11931: girls names...? (1 month, 1 week ago)

JONMICHAN @ #7062: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11927: Am not sure about their perfect line..Its a bad day for me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11903: Agree with Omegaman. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11907: Fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11909: Ordained ministers in mine! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tinet @ #11911: Meh (1 month, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11911: Stalk not stem! (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11924: Excellent grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11931: I don't get the eyelashes line. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #4548: Nice grid! Instead of the flag colors, I linked those four as UEFA members. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11924: Tough one. 30 more seconds and I might have done it. Nice work. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11923: No crossovers or red herrings that I could see which made this very easy. No guessing or multiple attempts required. Beta blockers was a very obvious group despite not knowing what they were. I was half expecting it not to be a group. Drugs or medications should be an acceptable answer for that group though, we're not all doctors or need our betas blocked. Especially as medications is written in your answer. I didn't dislike it. It just wasn't a challenge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11915: The art group works as music too so you've basically got 2 music groups that can't be distinguished from each other. Flavours and colours are two of the most general categories I've ever seen They may have well have been 'things'. Sorry (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #11924: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #11911: Bobretd: Corona is a crossover with the beers, and core is a crossover with the parts of an apple. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wilrah @ #11907: needed a bit of thought, though it wasn't too obscure for me at least (1 month, 1 week ago)

poppy @ #11909: in holy orders = religious honorifics in my book (1 month, 1 week ago)

POPPY @ #11911: PARTS OF A fruit = apple! (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11902: tiger not acceptable - gotta be tigers, stupid! And forget King, we want prince! Duh (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #11911: No cross overs (1 month, 1 week ago)

Matthew Griffiths @ #11888: Tom why arent we better friends (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11910: ...I don't think these really count as connections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rana @ #11888: Really good puzzgrid isn't it? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Doug @ #11888: Great puzzgrid! Loved solving this challenging board! 5* (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11727: Explanations would have been nice, for people who have never heard of Kit, for example (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #11903: Wouldn't accept the word "twelve" and the synonym answer is too narrow - there are many other synonymous words than scorn. Nevertheless an enjoyable grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ringo @ #11909: Always forget what a brilliant drummer KC was. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Deb @ #11873: Way outside my cultural references! (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11909: Wouldn't accept clergy. I liked the queen decoys though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11907: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11906: Thanks Survivor, I appreciate your comments. Commuter, I take your point, although are you sure it's an electric train you catch, or might it be a diesel or a diesel electric? (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11716: Good stuff. Nicely misleading red herrings (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11906: As a middle-aged American, I'd heard of all four electric phrases. To me, "electric train" refers to the toy, like a model train set. You can tell we're living in the future when things are presumed to be electrical unless otherwise specified. To mess with my younger coworkers, maybe I'll start saying "electric computer" to distinguish it from a slide rule. (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11714: Nice grid, but some explanations would have been helpful. I doubt everyone knows off-hand who Edward John Smith was or what pogonophobia is. Well, I certainly didn't! (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11711: Neat. Agree with AlanP's quibble, but still enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Commuter @ #11906: Yep, I'm always saying must catch the electric train to get to work this morning. (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11907: Nicely constructed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11898: I enjoy wordplay grids (especially anagrams), but I understand people have different preferences, so it's nice PuzzGrid has so much variety. i, it's spelled analog in the United States (as the opposite of digital), but from your question, I gather analogue must be the British spelling. Thanks, Wiz! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hw @ #2096: Nice! Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hw @ #11799: Good grid. Tricky (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11906: It must be my age- I often refer to an electric light, an electric train or an electric drill. Sorry if I'm perplexing players with such strange and unusual phrases. (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11906: Encyclopaedia Britannica Entry- Canine tooth, also called cuspid or eye tooth, in mammals, any of the single-cusped (pointed), usually single-rooted teeth adapted for tearing food, and occurring behind or beside the incisors (front teeth). (1 month, 1 week ago)

z @ #11906: I would have never got the "electric" group. Something a bit off about that group for me. Aside from the shade of blue, they're not words you'd tend to hear people precede with electric, even if they are electric. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sue C @ #11896: Stuck on tv programmes! (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11906: Bit picky but canine doesn't precede tooth/teeth they're just canines. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11903: Good one. Suggest you give fuller explanations eg (appropriately enough )for the eggs line. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11905: Pretty good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

i @ #11902: Prince and monarch aren't synonyms. A monarch isn't always a prince and a Prince isn't always a monarch. I'd imagine the same can be said of the others. Rulers would have been a better answer. I can't comment on the other groups as it is an American grid and much of the references are lost on me. But regardless I would like more elaboration on the answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ali @ #184: Not a good wall - not one unique solution. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11864: I too agree with I's comment savory food about covers bakery items But hey, who's counting... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11901: It didn't accept desire for the pine group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11612: & what on earth is a steam roll ? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11898: I'm sorry. I just can't help agreeing with the others. And should it not be spelled analogue? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11901: Wot ?? Sorry, not one for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11900: good grid. I couldn't get any of the links originally, but when the wall was resolved I got them all. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11803: I want 1 more for pop acts,,,,, Bands my euphonium.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11763: I got 10 & I am made up.... Brilliant Grid, cos I didn't know all of em by any means Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11870: I claim 1 more for fowl, as in bird types A good grid ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11896: Sorry, I scored a miserable Zero (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11896: I like it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

a @ #11899: *Refreshingly (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

a @ #11899: Refeshingly easy, after playing that grid below it. Although I'd have never got the C group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11894: Very nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

a @ #11898: Can't believe anyone enjoyed that. A grid full of anagrams is as bad as it gets. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11707: Good enough grid, but spoiled by the bad hair one; that's just too tenuous to be guessable (amusing though!) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11898: Hard, but good,testing! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Stumped @ #11898: Unenjoyably hard! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11843: Such a classic grid,nice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #11858: Enjoyed it got 7 but it was 8 ... fishing area (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11870: Indeed,catch your drift,but H is still an initial, (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #11870: What would Steps be like without me? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Loopy @ #11886: Why can't I see this grid in list? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PaulyT @ #11894: Excellent, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TAMINATOR @ #11886: TOO HARD (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11889: Good stuff! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dom @ #9934: Not great when a word is repeated. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

P @ #11880: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

P @ #11870: Birds should accept poultry especially when turkey is a type of bird and hen and cock refer to the gender of birds (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11705: Excellent, well thoght out. As a slight quibble: I'm not sure that the character played by Robbie Coltrane was actually called Cracker; I think he was called Fitz and the series was called Cracker. But, as I say, we're on quibble level (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11889: I liked that. Tricky but not so tough that it's not fun. Tripped up by palindromes. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11884: Wouldn't accept system which all that group can be followed by but the given answer is systems - frustrating. Didn't understand the indicators though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #11870: Oh yes it is ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11874: Surely the banana is a fruit,and the plant is a herb? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11874: A banana isn't a fruit. It's a herb. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dolly @ #11843: Nicely presented,very easy,perfect to get only connect virgins started. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11889: fairly tough and really good - especially like the the explanation for the Red Group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pox @ #11884: Nicely put,Miister Tom. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11884: For me, it's ok as a quiz but didn't really work as a grid (and I am into science)- there's no crossovers (nervous and sensitive is the only thing that approaches one) and more knowledge than mystery (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11874: Fig Newtons are called fig rolls in the UK. Cam Newton is an American football (handegg) player, and Huey Newton is a US political activist. This is a US grid. It's not realistic to expect a UK participant to get those references no matter how famous they are over there. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11703: Good one. Minor quibble: complentary colours (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11885: Why? . (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11885: Why? . (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fnack @ #11885: Were you drunk when you made this? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11884: Bit sciency for some. If you're into science it might be too easy. A tough sell. Also, I didn't like ph indicator, singular, which was frustrating. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11885: Quite good but foxed by fuel line! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11870: The names one is too open and H doesn't fit with the others - it's just an initial. Also the birds one wouldn't accept types,of fowl. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11880: Loved the Omar Khayyam link - first ever literary reference in Puzzgrid (that I know of) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11874: yes It's American but not bad for all that - A fig newton is quite well known as a snack and Cameron Newton is a famous sportsman. Not sure how obscure the Essex group is tbh. Only gripe [SPOILER ALERT] was "superhero alter egos" didnt get accepted (this is why i don't usually bother checking them) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

C @ #11870: :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

the big i @ #6833: North Star. That depends on which you did last. Family members group got me. Just didn't see it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hopalong @ #11820: Best wall for some time (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

the big i @ #1980: Didn't recognise 'virtues' as an answer to the virtues group. This is an American grid mislabeled as a uk grid Never heard of the games or tablet. Not a fan of this one. Sorry. Wrong flag, US players will likely disagree. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

the big i @ #11879: Microphones was a tricky one for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

the big i @ #11874: Fig Newton? Cam Newton? Huey Newton? Maybe others have heard of these people(?) but they mean nothing to me. NY counties?? This was listed as an English grid. Not one of the best. Sorry Also, Why recycle the last grid? Confused. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Duncan @ #2039: Descriptions too stringent! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11701: Inventive and enjoyable. Nifty red herrings and crossovers, but nothing unguessable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lolly @ #11866: ,!!!!!!!!😳 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11870: Touché (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #11870: Certainly does. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Catti @ #11867: Hey, you've just given me some great ideas. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11870: Does H qualify as a shortened version of a name? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11867: Just a touch too specific. Rock climbing grips? Names of GoT episodes? Why not go all out and do episode runtimes and dates you've climbed next round? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11868: Enjoyed it E.L., Nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #11814: This grid was like shoppingg at IKEA (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11866: Daft as a brush! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11866: It's here, where do you think it Is? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11866: Where's this grid? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast to @ #11868: Me too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11868: Welcome back! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11866: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

devo @ #236: A lot of these puzzles need a larger vocabulary - why is percussion incorrect when drums is the required answer???? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ww @ #98: red herrings abound! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ww @ #1396: I like it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sallyk @ #11867: Not bloody Game of Thrones! Have never watched an episode! Just wish these grids would concentrate on general, rather than specific, knowledge. Thanks for your effort anyway. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sallyk @ #1381: So, I put in furniture and it didn't recognise this as a key word?! Also, although 'fair' I felt the piano link was poor. Anyon e agree? Thanks for your effort. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sallyk @ #1387: Answers to second group - especially 'woman' a bit naughty! Enjoyed this grid - thanks for your efforts. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Festeron @ #2297: One of the best grids I've seen. However, I put "carpentry" instead of "woodworking" and was marked incorrect. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tex @ #11839: I think they have a country of origin? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dopple1 @ #98: Enjoyed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lillard @ #51: lillard is dissatisfied (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11864: Maybe a red herring or two next time? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lillard @ #4582: Ird you're a legend x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fish dish @ #11857: I think there is a type called American plaice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10553: Targim? Missed the e I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

handsome pete @ #10553: One more for fun. Meg cracker? Shell cracker? I'm going to laugh about this while tucking in to some lovely buttered cake. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10555: I think it means foolscap paper? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10555: If you don't know what a Dutch cap is ,it may be too late ti tell you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

handsome pete @ #10555: Some of those links were iffy to say the least. Dutch cap? Fools cap? What are these? Window shutter and restroom are American terms not English. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11864: agree with i's comment (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11856: I liked the love line - nice to have something different. By the way Bob was born British though like Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel he made the escape ( hell is just as good as Britain and but at least you can get out of Britain). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11864: Section 18C of the Australian Racial Discrimination Act, is way to specific. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11858: Good grid but would not accept sea areas which is what the shipping forecast relates to. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Myrtle Fragrant Musk St. Gusset-Cramp @ #11853: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees...Oh God in Heaven yes!!!!!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gamnara @ #11857: Fun puzzle. That seafood category may not be solvable to someone from the US. Tuna and tuner aren't homophones in my dialect, and I'd never heard of plaice. I looked it up, and it turns out it's not available in the states. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vincenzo Clamwater Dancingsnake Von Rodentwind @ #11853: Oh yes my little friend,oh Jesus God yes..., (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11831: What are Zoe code words ?Please? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11857: I think so Tuner = tuna Place = plaice Soul = sole Muscles = mussels Delicious (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11858: Outer worked for me! And Britpop is different to merely "pop" (plus Liam Gallagher would probably give you a knuckle sandwich if you referred to his band as a "pop group"). I liked this grid a lot - nice variety of topics, good cross-overs. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dave @ #3712: Units category very clever would never have got it though! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Devo @ #161: So why is 'novel' not the same as 'fiction'???? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11863: That is so obviously just a typo,dave.Why mention it? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dave @ #11863: Clinton was president not cliinton (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10212: It is a vegetable seed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11857: Couple of brain freezes here I think? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11863: It was challenging for me,liked it but didn't solve,except for one line. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11860: Apparently it can mean to kick someone off a chat room.i googled because I was puzzled. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11860: Can you give us a sentence in which the word punt is used to mean dismiss then? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11857: You've never heard of plaice? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #11857: I enjoyed this grid, but what's the homophone of "place"? That doesn't sound like any other word I can think of, whether seafood-related or not. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11860: It can do... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

aaaaa dfdf @ #6396: waste of time (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

aaaaa dfdf @ #10212: Quinoa is not a vegetable (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dom @ #11863: Wasn't too hard. Definitely not 'fiendish'. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rabbit @ #11860: Punt doesn't mean dismiss (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11853: Great grid - some excellent red herrings! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11858: Pretty rubbish on answers! Shipping areas didn't work, neither did outer. PLEASE widen your answer keywords! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Terry Hoon @ #11831: Thanks Brodders... Thodders (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11690: Excellent - red herringed all over the place! Most enjoyable (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11854: Ps it is a rock group, and I think when you ask someone to leave their job? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11854: I see what you mean! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

x @ #11854: I meant 'walking papers' which is either an obscure rock band or a well known phrase I've never heard of. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11852: good grid, got caught by 'lions' (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11854: very obscure connections especially last line (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11855: qibble over 'historic queens', what's wrong with queens (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Stan @ #2254: There are two 19s (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11857: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11857: surprisingly easy for Big I (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11858: could accewpt pop groups as well as brit pop (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RowG @ #11834: Freddie is Starr. Fred Dineage (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11687: Whether or not jerk and leap are genuinely synonyms of bounce, this is a weak group. I think the links have to be stronger to give everyone a fair chance of guessing them (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11855: Lovely, elegant grid! Enjoyably tricky without anything being overly esoteric. I managed to get all of them apart from the Regina group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11854: I don't understand that x? Did you mean letter before word?agree about heiress though! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11857: Tuna (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11857: Yep ,you replace the last two letters with just one other. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11857: Tuner? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

fork @ #11686: The omelette derives from France, which is why you don't hear of "French omelette" and is a French dish and not a Spanish dish. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11686: Neat, but I'm not sure it's a unique solution. The omelette could be a "dish from Spain" and any of the four dishes could be "Spanish". (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11684: Good grid, although I agree with Mike that the heart of a dog one was a bit off the beaten track. Still, otherwise inventive. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

x @ #11854: The 'heiress' thing doesn't really work. You can put any word before any other word and if you google it there'll be an obscure rock band or something. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Synner @ #8409: Great Grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Synner @ #8418: The cetaceans were too easy because they were all in lower case other than that good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Synner @ #11834: Nice Grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11853: Excellent herrings. The Wiliam Group felt a little detached. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff G @ #11845: See number 11853 for revised version with correction below. Sorry, folks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff G @ #11845: While they are poker terms in addition to blackjack terms (really), I neglected to include the word "blackjack" in the keyword check and I had meant to put it there. My apologies. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11845: He means blackjack (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11848: False typo diversion for the win. Nicely done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11679: Agree with below. Just jumbling up the letters results in unguessable nonsense. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Simon @ #2229: Loki is not a member of the Avengers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LK @ #11845: In what form of poker are they terms? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Murica @ #11825: Feels impossible if you don't watch american television... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11843: Clever categories. Fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff Girard @ #11846: Submitter here. I left out an acceptable linking term in one of the connections. Please refer to puzzle 11847 instead. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff Girard @ #7712: Nice variety in connections. The German one was tough but reasonable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff Girard @ #281: One quibble - the Charlie Chaplin films category did not accept "movies" as an acceptable term. But otherwise well constructed and clever. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Black Coffee @ #10331: Wow another really easy one to start the day. I'm on fire! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Black Coffee @ #11843: Nice easy one to start the day. Good stuff. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #10331: What makes you think that? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

johndoe @ #10331: Group containing shakespeare does not accept the correct answer for its connection (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

number @ #11839: The only irrelevant comment is that of GI Joe. Grids don't have nationalities. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Folly @ #11840: Puzzgrid saw this. Knew at once that was rubbish. Took it off at once. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

GI Joe @ #11839: These comments are irrelevant because this is a USA grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

I am not a number! @ #11839: Didn't have a problem with morning Joe myself. I thought most people were familiar with the American use of Joe for coffee. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

poobah @ #11841: woeful (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11839: I agree with Monty basic. Ez/easy can be worked out with no difficulty it's not beyond comprehension. But I have no idea who morning Joe is (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RowG @ #11808: Didn't accept preservation (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David Arald @ #11840: I died. Then I did this. Now I have come back to life. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Phil Ralph Lauren @ #11840: I support Liverpool. Then I did this. It sorted out all my mental health. I have discovered that Rooney is currently the greatest footballer in the world. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Kirk Darwin @ #11840: I live in Somerset. I had six fingers. Then I did this. Now I had five on each had. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve Aubergine @ #11840: I had suicidal thoughts. Then I did this. I am now the happiest man alive! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Devvo the great @ #11840: I did this and got a six pack! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jos the quizmaster Bailey @ #11840: Fantastic. I used to be homeless then I did this now I am a successful buissnessman. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Monty Basic @ #11839: At least we're all aware that Z can be pronounced "zee", whether we ourselves call it that or not. What absolutely no-one from outside the US has heard of is "Morning Joe". (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Buddy @ #11839: But this is a US grid as indicated by the stars and stripes flag. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Stephen @ #11839: This is an Engish grid. EZ is not a homophone of Easy unless it is a USA grid. E Zed is the UK pronunciation. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11833: I meant that only veins fit! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11839: Fun and varied,thankyou! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff G @ #11636: Nicely done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11833: Excellent fun, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11834: Some great red herrings. I also enjoyed the 'K' link. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Marvin @ #11837: Nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11827: Maybe....include ..'or manufacturing'? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11838: 7 "sounds like letters" was a bit much for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11827: Its a moot point Pernickerty, I know they don't grow on trees so somewhere along the line someone has to assemble them. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

robbo62 @ #11837: nice grid, plenty of red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11827: Would not accept former place names and Easter eggs are not cooked. These aside, not a bad grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11837: Enjoyable and accessible without special knowledge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11818: Indeed they would.i thought otherwise it was neat. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Simon @ #11818: Dominoes would be better than dice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11834: Nice crossovers and i liked the potassium group, but Star should be spelled Starr- which means that group doesnt work nearly so well IMO (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pablo Piñar Alves Pinto @ #11761: Very difficult..but a nice game that I had to try many times before I got it right. But one complain is that the genus Zamia could be in the family Zamiaceae, thats why the Order Cycales woudl fit better instead of the family Cycadaceae linking them together (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aidan Gillen in TDKR @ #11836: Whats the next step of your master plan (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CIA @ #11836: You're a big I. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11834: Nice one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11836: i enjoyed this grid. well designed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tarp @ #11834: I'm not sure many people will know of Fred Dinenage! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11773: Have you been on the space cake again (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #11773: Klingons on the starboard bow (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #11768: Interesting (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #11834: so what are the answers ? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11833: Some nice touches. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11833: Weds is the abbreviation for wednesday, not wed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

the big i @ #11833: Wiz , the answer was blood vessels. Yolky's right though. Sorry, I don't know why I didn't pick up on that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11834: Nicely tricky and really good variety of links. Excellent gridding! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11833: I like the fact you tried to be creative here and didn't do the same old type of group but I think hidden abbreviations are a bit too much of a stretch. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11833: But aorta and femoral aren't veins, (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #11834: Nice, enjoyed that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11827: An average 40 seconds of my life. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11826: Didn't accept "kick" either. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11825: A snare is not a musical instrument in itself, it is just part of a snare drum. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Yolky @ #11833: Not a unique solution since Jugular can be swapped with either femoral, vena cava or pulmonary as they are all veins/vessels. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Zazu @ #11822: I thought the items that hold another item group was way too loose. I made the connection between quiver and holster while playing the grid but would never have thought to put coffin in the same group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10795: Enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #1655: Good puzzle, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11666: Good challenging grid until the Chicago one cropped up; made it virtually impossible except to the initiated few (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11826: I also entered falling synonyms but it wasn't recognised (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11829: Entered killers and stations and no link awarded (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Yolky @ #11825: I feel as if I've been fooled or tricked i.e duped. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Yolky @ #11827: You could have boiled an egg in that time. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11826: Royal assent surely? Also wouldn't accept "falling synonyms". (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11825: An shorthand way of saying 'duplicate' I believe. That's far more likely to be used in American English if at all. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Brodders @ #11827: The best 3 minutes of my life (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11815: Enjoyed it, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: LK, Mister Tom, Wiz and Alex thank you for the comments. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #11817: Good puzzle, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11825: dupe.....come again? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

annoyed @ #11821: annoyingly this grid would not accept the word 'news' as the link although it was correct. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Don @ #11793: But it isn't! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ynot @ #11803: Eminem isn't a band, doesn't accept drinks as an answer. Just not a very good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #8395: Good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Balooba @ #11793: Donnie can be spelt Donny too! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Balooba @ #11810: Stupid names for groupings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11813: Difficult! Some good crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11818: ...not sure about the dice there (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jaydee @ #11803: Ellie Goulding isn't a band (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Cyril @ #11814: You can't argue with Cyrillic being spelt Cyrillic. So true, oh so true. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11807: Well put, Mister Tom. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11809: Hard, not specific enough (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11811: groups a bit loose, but very hard (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11810: Easier than the last one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11803: A bit difficult for a grandad (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Flo @ #11814: Row three was marked wrong because I put 'written scripts' ! Cyrillic is spelled Cyrillic ;-) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Flo @ #11818: Tricky! Don't agree that dice are black and white, though. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Flo @ #11819: Nice categories (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Helen @ #2296: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11815: Nice one! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11807: Most Enjoyable I thought - tough but due to cunning rather than obscurity. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

PB @ #11357: Hard (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

PB @ #11357: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11796: I am quite hard of thinking and I got them! Try again? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Squirble @ #11796: Yes, bonehead, you're right I should have. But I don't know that I can edit it any more? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11809: Ok, thanks for this. I sort of understand now you are mentioning University level education. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

LS @ #11809: Yes, I agree, however university sciences are more specific (chemistry, physics etc) than school "Science". (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11811: Nmmc: Which word did you write for which catagory?? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11802: ...or Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers! (The superior "...and the heartbreakers" in my humble opinion). Otherwise, nice grid, if maybe a bit music-focused. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11782: I liked this - a lot! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ste @ #98: Musical scale is called "tonic sol fa", it doesn't accept this. Poor. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Chloe @ #11811: Too easy, spelling mistakes, categories are weirdly vague (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Uranus @ #11808: Out of this world. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11807: It is hard,but not impossible ...varied and fun I think. By the way, Blues always gives full explanations in my experience. Sometimes they continue below the box. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

LK @ #11807: Yes my screen clearly doesn't display all the rows then, apologies on that. I'd say it was about as hard as a grid gets personally, and I've played a lot of them, but maybe I'm just in bad form. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Nmcc @ #11811: Letters aren't necessarily public. Written word not accepted...? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: LK: Sometimes you just can't win can you ? The last grid I submitted someone suggested it wasn't ambiguous enough so I added a touch of ambiguity. I wouldn't call it stupidly hard, just hard (that's why there is a rating system.) Incidentally there is a description of "Catch as catch" it's at the bottom and quite succinct... Its possible that your screen does not display all the rows. Criticism is fine as long as its accurate... and not aimed at me ! (Just jesting) More beer required. (Cheers Wiz.) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11807: LK...it means making use of any means available,..comes from a form of wrestling where no holds are barred.hope that helps! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

LK @ #11807: Stupidly hard. Never heard of catch as catch can and there was no explanation on that one. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: Bruce, now you mention it... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Bruce @ #11807: Half awake or half asleep are very similar states. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11809: Science interchangeable with one of the science subjects and therefore not a unique solution. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: Always best to make sure you are half awake... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11807: Tried this while I was half asleep and got stuffed. Good one. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #6598: Confused. I think this must be a reference to the extensive parkland in Croydon of that name. Support for this theory comes from the reference in the answers to Sue Perkins who is from Croydon. A bit of a niche grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11811: Spelt newspaper wrong. Sorry, my spelling is not that hard (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11811: Isn't actually THAT easy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #11810: Love it! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11810: Sorry, shoUlder spelt wrong!! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11785: I sort of can ,would hate to be less than adequate ion the ambiguity area. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11785: Wiz, it seems that people thought it was either a caterpillar smoking a pipe (not an everyday occurrence I'm sure you will agree) or a chap with a long nose etc... I think he'd been on the gin when he drew it. (If you can't see both then you are not ambiguous enough.) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11806: Are we spelling plane right in this context? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11804: Strictly speaking I think the suits should be pluralised, but who cares? Good grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11785: I like your comments,Blues, and Tenniel's caterpillar, but I think I'd need a few drinks before I found it ambiguous .what am I missing? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11647: Excellent! Enjoyably original (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11646: Links too tenuous - things in holders, pen click. No thanks (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11785: Mister Tom: Thank you, yes, there are a plethora of Captains waiting to be part of these grids, perhaps you have found the key to gridding immortality. My intention was to make it fairly easy to solve. If its ambiguity you are after then this sits perfectly with part of the theme of the grid. Take a look at Sir John Tenniel's drawing of the caterpillar in "Alice in Wonderland" and excellent example of afore mention ambiguity. Is it a man or caterpillar. I need a beer or wine or something... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Norauk @ #11803: Nice, thanks (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11803: Thanks, k (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Kevin @ #11803: Great grid! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11803: Thanks, Ian (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11803: Nice grid to start the day, thanks (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Confused @ #6598: What and where is Lloyd park.? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11793: Boxers & tartans worked for me but Donny didn't although that is how Donny Osmond is spelled. Agree the other 3 are Donnies. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

StampIron @ #11801: First puzzle. I triple-checked and I still spelled Cersei's name wrong. I'm so irritated right now. (2 months ago)

Oliver @ #11740: Goood, not rubbish (2 months ago)

Sid @ #7142: (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11790: I'm not a coffee drinker so perhaps someone will correct me here, but could percolate and drip not be swapped, meaning there isn't a unique solution? (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11799: This was tricky for me, because as soon as I saw "Why Bird", all other thoughts were immediately pushed out my brain by the catchiness of the Playdays theme tune. Nice grid, though! (2 months ago)

bunderful @ #11793: Why were Boxers and Tartans not accepted? This grid left me feeling cheated out of full marks. (2 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11769: Yeah, I don't think "techni" is, ahem, technically a word. (2 months ago)

JeSuis @ #11793: It should be... (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11797: You learn something new every day! Thankyou... (2 months ago)

Nmcc @ #11793: I would have thought 'tartans' were acceptable...! (2 months 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!) (2 months 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;-> ) (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11796: perhaps the hidden words link could be explained for the hard of thinking? (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

republic @ #11793: Yen threw me.good grid (2 months ago)

Wombat @ #11784: Medium!!! (2 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10754: Some rather obscure connections. (2 months ago)

Zbj @ #11788: Good one. (2 months ago)

Festeron @ #11761: Specialist knowledge required to get even one set of four. I'd call this one impossibly difficult (2 months ago)

The Onceler @ #11787: Brilliant, amazing, more please (2 months ago)

Blues @ #11785: Claret, I feel your anguish but please be aware that other superstores are available. (2 months ago)

Nicola @ #11778: I wrote Bruce and Antivirus and told they were wrong. (2 months 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. (2 months 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. (2 months 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. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11784: lets see if others feel the same.meanwhile I will have another think about the issue. (2 months 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"? (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11784: I don't agree with you, but I think others will. (2 months 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. (2 months 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.) (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11785: Oops, should've been... I love the.. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11785: I the idea of those hairstyles, very creative!c (2 months ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11785: Fairly easy to solve but for soups I guessed hairstyles. (2 months ago)

Blues @ #11785: Hello Wiz, Thank you. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11785: Hello Blues! Nice one! (2 months ago)

the big i @ #11783: Yes. You're right. I've misspelled carvery. Sorry everyone (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11783: It was the spelling with car that puzzled me, but I liked your grid nevertheless. (2 months 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' (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11784: You are getting your Pease mixed up with your Bottoms. Pease blossom!,,,,, (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11779: Ian! So did you know 8ball's film by any chance? (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11783: Nice one...tho,did you mean 'very'? (2 months ago)

Timmy @ #11778: Why is Antivirus wrong? (2 months ago)

Ian @ #11779: Nice grid, glad I'm a film buff (2 months ago)

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

Oliver @ #11728: Another good one (2 months ago)

Oliver @ #11727: Good one (2 months ago)

Fran Jeeson Neilsen @ #11781: Grid crimes (2 months ago)

Gildawie @ #3454: Got the board right but only two links right?? (2 months ago)

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

knife @ #11627: Agreed! Neat and well explained (2 months 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 months 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 months ago)

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

NAB @ #11764: Too US focused. (2 months ago)

Phil @ #3456: Roman deities are also planets (though one is fictional) (2 months ago)

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

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

Chigley @ #11779: Fun. (2 months ago)

Dave @ #11778: Too easy (2 months ago)

Dave @ #11773: Utter rubbish (2 months ago)

Noel @ #11763: Nice one bro. (2 months ago)

Horatio @ #11777: Bob's right, it's Nelson's column. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11778: Bruce should be acceptable (2 months ago)

Chigley @ #11776: Good! So many red herrings, though! (2 months ago)

toast @ #11740: Tricky one. (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #11777: *row bob, not column! (2 months ago)

Bob @ #11777: Yep, nelson had two eyes, the fact that he was in the one column spoiled it for me (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #11777: Nelson had two eyes! (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11776: very clever, but the red herrings defeated me (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #11777: amusing approach (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11773: Deserves a higher rating (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11684: the dog answer was really obscure (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11686: Good (2 months 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.) (2 months ago)

Nfc @ #11774: Can't see any errors myself, thought it was a really good grid (2 months 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 (2 months ago)

CSW @ #11764: Really good -- though the banknotes one is super-obscure. (2 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11759: Thanks Mister Tom! (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

knife @ #11615: Excellent. One of these ones where I thought afterwards "Oh, should have got that!" (2 months ago)

Sally @ #7529: Enjoyed this grid - thanks (2 months ago)

Bob @ #11774: In fact none of that row are actually words (2 months ago)

Bob @ #11774: The clues don't have to be words mister tom (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11759: So there is! Nice. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11774: Nice idea but for me, too many of the Iot group weren't words (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #11773: Nice one,crossovers did for me! (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11763: Very clever (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11739: Intersting mix of easy and difficult (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11741: Clever (2 months ago)

jay @ #11718: (2 months ago)

CK @ #11764: Really taxing but definitely learnt something. (2 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11769: Good stuff (2 months ago)

knife @ #11612: Inventive, good job (2 months ago)

Prefix @ #11769: Prefixes, not words? (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Caeser @ #4252: There are a lot of Roman scholars on this site. (2 months ago)

PM @ #11741: It's not Cab driver though, it's a slang term for taxi driver. (2 months ago)

tad sketchy @ #518: band names are all single words, too (2 months ago)

tad sketchy @ #4252: how is this rated easy? (2 months ago)

MrMe @ #11740: Rubbish (2 months ago)

cao @ #9977: very good (2 months ago)

AM @ #11741: Cab driver is a taxi driver! (2 months ago)

A @ #11764: You are allowed to know things from outside your own country Sally. (2 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11766: Enjoyed thar (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

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

Sally @ #11751: Well done - the body parts escaped me! (2 months ago)

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

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

Sally @ #11766: Too good for me! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #2159: I enjoyed this grid - thanks! (2 months ago)

Sally @ #2161: Not a great grid for me. (2 months ago)

Festeron @ #11723: People in your family? Not common knowledge, is it? (2 months ago)

Festeron @ #11718: "Olympics" should be accepted (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

gnu @ #11764: I thought this would be a nightmare when I saw it was all presidents but the connections were very reasonable. (2 months ago)

Shin @ #11766: Very easy to solve, ridiculously specific accepted answers. How much more than just "ium" did we really need to write? (2 months ago)

lucy @ #1149: stupid puzzle (2 months ago)

Simon @ #11763: Tribute Bands! Clever! (2 months ago)

AlanP @ #10487: Nice gridding. (2 months ago)

Neil @ #11763: Good gridding (2 months ago)

monkey @ #10487: brilliant (2 months ago)

Alex @ #10397: I think Claret has been imbibing his/her namesake. (2 months ago)

Alex @ #11755: Getting the answer phrased correctly is challenging task for the setter in some cases. (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11755: Not sure about this, particularly the last line. I said mental activity and was marked incorrect. (2 months ago)

Claret @ #10397: Thanks for this Bleus. Just wanted some claretificaton. (2 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11759: Ynot - there is a hairpiece synonym group .... (2 months ago)

Dom @ #11746: Quite easy but a good grid nonetheless. (2 months ago)

Dom @ #11758: Good, simple grid. Well thought-out. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Ynot @ #11759: Great grid - I'm guessing Where was the red herring? (2 months 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). (2 months ago)

Bob @ #11243: Who the hell are Franz Ferdinand and Paddy Mcguiness? (2 months ago)

republic @ #11015: too specific (2 months ago)

Mike @ #11763: Some of the squares are unguessable and incomprehensible (2 months 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. (2 months 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! :-) (2 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11763: Magical Mystery Tour! Great stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dad @ #11760: Some trick connections. Liked the Rupert link (2 months, 1 week ago)

Caplain Haddock @ #11759: I can't see any either, but then again I am on dry land. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dad @ #11759: Excellent. Had us thinking hard. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Caitlyn Jenner @ #11756: I love a good crossover. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brit @ #11718: Nope, because you'd be spelling it wrong. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11744: Yeah, I probably should have gone for something more obvious in the carpenter group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11759: really liked the weave group. maybe neded a red herring or two? Or maybe i just cant see them. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11760: Really liked the corn group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Demario @ #11718: For the icecream flavours, could the word flavor be accepted? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Demario @ #2665: The word food should be be considered correct like, human food (2 months, 1 week ago)

pj @ #11737: Fun, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11763: Fun,had no idea! (2 months, 1 week ago)

JJ @ #11759: Beyond difficult and not very varied. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11756: One line could have a different correct answer (2 months, 1 week ago)

pee @ #11709: no good (2 months, 1 week ago)

pee @ #11709: it sucked (2 months, 1 week ago)

pee @ #11709: it sucked (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11758: My first grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bwt @ #12: i had to guess at the stores - i'm from the US (2 months, 1 week ago)

Berioeu @ #11736: On the third I said it was flowers, but it was said wrong. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Berioeu @ #11737: Good! Specially words before cat. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Marvin @ #11750: Very nice. Liked all the overlap between the K's (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #4517: Followed,not preceded,amongst other things. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brett Brett @ #4527: F**king useless (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brett Orr @ #4517: That's just stupid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brett Orr @ #4512: The language one is RUBBISH. You should be ashamed of yourself. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11759: Very good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Electric Ian @ #11759: Good gridding! (2 months, 1 week ago)

St Vincent Bruce @ #11745: Tend to agree with Nigeria and Gambia. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11758: Nice grid to start the morning, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11750: Nicely done,Clamzie!thankyou. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11756: Good crossovers. 5 stars. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11758: Very good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11751: Great work (2 months, 1 week ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11758: Very good. Nice crossovers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11751: Very well made. I didn't solve it :( (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mesut @ #11691: Sehr scheiße (2 months, 1 week ago)

Frau Merkel @ #11691: Sehr gut (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve @ #11751: Nice grid guys! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rose @ #11755: You kids are on fire with these puzzles! Well done! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11755: Nice foiiow-up grid!what about mini though? (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11753: sorry, very poor wall. there are so many possible connections between the countries. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brian @ #1396: good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Speedy G @ #11749: Thought this was 75% an excellent grid. "Actual specific animals" was quite poor. (2 months, 1 week ago)

A. Non @ #11753: Winter Olympics have never taken place in Finland. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Claret @ #10397: But can the anagram of a word be the word Itself? (2 months, 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11751: Marvellous effort. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11752: Cheeky! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11751: They and you should be proud! Well done,a good and proper grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

MadeByKids @ #11731: We like this one, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rose @ #11751: This is a great puzzle - and it is made by kids !!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Neil @ #11751: Good gridding! (2 months, 1 week ago)

MadeByKids @ #11751: My children (10 and 7) made this so please go easy! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Narrow Neck @ #11748: Great grid, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11737: Welcome and keep up the good work. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #514: Albert makes a valid point,republic.Guess they aren't mutually exclusive. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11737: You have lots of fun in store! And this was nice way to start,good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Beefy @ #11734: Gives a whole new meaning to a tickle down the leg side. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peggles @ #11737: it was my first puzzle and was fun to do. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11736: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11744: Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

eh @ #11457: line not okay? pfffft (2 months, 1 week ago)

republic @ #11740: making a new word.6 possibilities,well done!that was tough. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11734: That question mark was my typo sorry. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nirvana @ #11744: I gave up the will to live after a while. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11734: Painful prospect ,fine grid? (2 months, 1 week ago)

republic @ #11744: upgrade to fiendish :-) i found that tough (2 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #11714: Very good, one of the best I've played (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11743: I suppose they weren't really red herrings in a way,sorry.but... Was Thespian joking? Guess so! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Thespian @ #11743: Shows tremendous versatility that these four actors can switch between Cockney and Northern accents so easily! Hats off to them. (2 months, 1 week ago)

WG Lace @ #11734: Lovely stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11743: Therefore we have red herrings,bonehead, also,spoiler! (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11743: pat michelle sarah peter have all been characters in EastEnders as well. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nigeria Clough @ #11745: Poor. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11745: Clever tho Schwarzer means black man I think? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bream @ #11741: Sounds a bit fishy to me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

tim @ #11704: Great collection , thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Stephen fry @ #11745: Jaap Stam auto corrected to Japan. Apologies. Hope it didn't spoil the grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Covfefe @ #11745: Excellent (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sue perkins @ #11745: Really good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

tim @ #11734: cricket and lingerie, ideal combination,great thanks.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11736: Blue baby? I would be very concerned if my baby were blue. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11744: Nice one,classy and classy grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I have noticed that there are quite a few grids like this,without red herrings,as far as I can see. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #5366: Lovely grid, lots of red herrings! The countries foxed me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dee dee @ #583: Good one (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

Dee dee @ #98: Enjoyed this one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ryedrop @ #1940: Doughboy...my thoughts completely! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dee dee @ #11730: Tricky (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dee dee @ #11742: Brilliant - I liked the groups of fives (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dee dee @ #11743: This was good fun. I can't figure out the last link though (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11582: Good stuff (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Albert @ #514: She was also Empress of India. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lexxy @ #11735: Unlucky. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RowG @ #11735: Didn't accept climatic regions (2 months, 1 week ago)

republic @ #514: Victoria was queen of great britain. (2 months, 1 week ago)

scotland @ #435: didn't allow "phonetic" as an answer (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I see what you mean,George, but I disagree. Intuitively they fitted together for me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I see what you mean,George, but I disagree. Intuitively they fitted together for me. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

LRCS @ #2297: Good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11741: A fun grid to start my day... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11741: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

elspanielo @ #11732: It's-a Mario. Love it! Stumped me on the jobs. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Balotelli @ #11732: And Mario is? (2 months, 1 week ago)

whatever @ #11732: And Mario is? (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11732: And Mario is? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11733: What a pickle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

smh @ #11733: Morcombe (2 months, 1 week ago)

p @ #11673: Mm (2 months, 1 week ago)

Alcorsa @ #11733: Sorry meant Fleetwood Mac. (2 months, 1 week ago)

je @ #11730: good stuff (2 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11733: fleetwood mac , not pink floyd (2 months, 1 week ago)

Oriam @ #11732: It's all about me being bewitched, bothered and bewildered. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lil @ #11732: Great quiz. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ziggi @ #9507: What is lovecraftian horror? (2 months, 1 week ago)

WG Grace @ #11714: My favourite grid of all time. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11572: Well thought out, misleading all over the place. Good work. (2 months, 1 week ago)

elspanielo @ #11700: Loved this one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11729: Fairly easy grid partly because the four and only place names are connected. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11707: It was an imaginative grid I thought. Enjoyed, red herrings good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

betty @ #11707: Poor grid. specially the Trump stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

betty @ #11711: 'Poly' is not a word. Usually a prefix. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rosie @ #11729: Names one quite hard but a great grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Goatee @ #11714: This one grows on you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

vlad @ #11714: way too vague (2 months, 1 week ago)

James @ #11667: The birds fly south for winter (2 months, 1 week ago)

beards @ #11714: too vague (2 months, 1 week ago)

WiZ @ #11716: Imperial College University l believe. (2 months, 1 week ago)

WiZ @ #11717: Yes, I liked it too.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11697: Maybe not major but Chelmsford, Google tells me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

x @ #11697: A major shopping centre called Meadowside? Where? (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11554: Tricky but fun! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11572: Very clever! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Si @ #11709: Good effort (2 months, 1 week ago)

Si @ #11718: Cool (2 months, 1 week ago)

Si @ #11718: Cool (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rosie @ #11717: Clever , like it (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rosie @ #11709: A very good five star quality grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11714: Neat grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3113: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1085: Football clubs threw me! Otherwise a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1090: Cracking grid - need to try the cocktails! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1091: Great grid - really enjoyed this one, thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1093: A bit obtuse! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1095: Some excellent red h earrings - well done! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1096: The Japanese link got me! A great grid, well done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11716: Is "imperial" a University? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fantom @ #11709: Warwickshire play as Birmingham in T20 Big Blast. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

Wiz @ #11561: That's just aswell really. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pope Francis @ #11561: Be assured I am a Roman Catholic everybody. (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11690: Clever! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AJ @ #11354: Good grid but should accept Native American tribes. (2 months, 1 week ago)

AJ @ #10833: Would not accept "cricket commentator" or "villain" as correct answer (although l accept that Bond villain is more specific). (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lieven @ #11711: Nice. Some nice red herrings (2 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11711: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

mr angry @ #1806: What a load of rubbish – vague, meaningless groups. FTP is a facility? Issues constitutes a group? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11695: Sue see spoiler thread? (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11695: Loved the 'lion' one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11699: Fun! (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11701: Clever! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Win @ #11704: Thank god for Darwin. (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11708: Enjoyable! (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11704: Love Darwin's comment! (2 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11705: Very clever. Especially liked burgundy even tho' I didn't guess it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11561: Sorry, but I think "songs that sound catholic" or whatever is just a bit too tenuous (2 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11707: Damn, knew I was missing something...!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11711: Monkey would have been better than a couple which are less common. Nonetheless a very good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dom @ #11709: Heston BLUMENTHAL!!! Spell his name correctly ffs. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11699: Charlie Brooker? And? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11712: It's not the normal kind of grid it's true. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11699: Pedant, that happened to me too. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #6505: Think I would have done better if I'd ever watched Futurama! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #6511: Think cookery terms should have been accepted for the last category. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #6513: Answers definitely need to be broadened if 'vw models' not acceptable. Also agree that 'sports' should be an acceptable answer. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Biffo @ #11712: You're either going to get 0/10 or 10/10 for this, making you happy or a bit miffed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chaz @ #11699: Worth pointing out that Charlie Brooker has two legs. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11712: I have indeed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

covfefe @ #11712: Wiz, have you ever seen anything you didn't like? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11712: I don't think Alcorsa will lose any sleep over that .neat idea. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

covfefe @ #11712: Genuinely the worst grid I've ever seen. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11560: Yes, excellent. Way too hard for me but all the solutions made eminent sense, so bravo. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Covfefe @ #11707: Covfefe again!,,,,, (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cofvfefe fan @ #11707: Covfefe (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

#covfefe @ #11707: Covfefe (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11709: 5 stars just for Heston Blumentine (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11693: Flora buttery spread mmmmm. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11697: There is a Meadowside too tho? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

x @ #11697: did you mean Meadowhall? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

x @ #11693: flora's not butter (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11690: Well done (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony danton @ #11703: some are hard (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rosie guard @ #11564: Very good and fun (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11558: This another kid of grid that works without crossovers? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11702: I lost my z . (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wi @ #11702: I guess the spoiler thing is a lot to ask regrettably (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11706: Excellent grid , to be sure. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #10061: words without 'er' at the end - naaaaah (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #11224: Beer Hall? .. What's a beer hall? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Darwin @ #11704: Thank god for this grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alez @ #11558: Everyone but me! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

No @ #11645: Yes (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike @ #11699: Ditto (2 months, 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 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERNICKERTY @ #11637: Check your maths again Penelope (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LK @ #11666: Thought it was a good grid until I saw Chicago train stations as a group. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11111: Pizza Hut - hilarious - well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Penelope Pitstop @ #11637: Owls and Noises should have been accepted - a moral 10 rather than the actual 8 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Invigilator @ #11658: Sarah and clive, please stop cheating and use our sister site www.puzzgrid_doubles.com instead. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11658: Nice grid with decent explanations (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11658: Why so? Was good I thought.... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11627: Enjoyable grid with excellent explanations (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11658: Awful (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

!!!!! @ #11637: Tiegan Glass - YAAAS. STUPID (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GarryP @ #3454: Indium isn't named after a country but after the colour indigo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indium#History (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11651: Maybe,but how many obscure facts folk know amazes me... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3764: Superb! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3774: Enjoyed! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3776: Super! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11525: Actually, I didn't get any links at all! Hopeless,me! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Invigilator @ #11636: Sorry but you have broken a fundamental rule of this single player game. You are now disqualified. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Sarah and clive @ #11636: Sometimes it's nice to completely smash one out of the park in 15 seconds (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11656: Loved this (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11659: Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11659: Yes that was cheeky..Got me too. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11659: Correction, I get it now. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11659: Nice one, but to me cent implies 100 rather than 50. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11659: Very good,great crossovers!you make nice grids (2 months, 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... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #415: Think this one was for the Americans! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #416: Settlers of Catan? Doh, no idea what that is!! Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11648: I guess it was just all a mistake, (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11648: I wish I understood SOMETHING of this.but I don't. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

rm @ #11648: I don't understand what you mean by modules... (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3843: Enjoyed this one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3847: Really enjoyable! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11650: Good one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11650: I like the clue in the flag, despite which one of the relevant groups eluded me (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11650: Lovely grid! Neat and clever.. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sally @ #1676: I didn't enjoy this grid - sorry. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1677: Agree with Anton! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1732: Shame that films wasn't accepted. Otherwise a good grid - thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1733: Some excellent red herrings, a great grid - thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1726: Car models foxed me! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #19: It accepts anagrams now! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

3456619 @ #11645: Nice one 1731486. Ok if I call you 173 for short or is that too familiar ? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oscar Rabin @ #11576: Classy (2 months, 3 weeks 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? (2 months, 3 weeks 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... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11644: Ooooh, you scamp! You'll make a dame blush. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11511: Amtrak train stops perhaps a shade off the beaten track, otherwise nice variety (2 months, 3 weeks 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #11628: I hadn't thought of that....I hope it wasn't intentional actually. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #11636: Good one for beginners, crossover there too. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: Of course. I see now and apologies for obtuseness and time-wasting etc. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dainamite @ #11608: Yes (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Robbo @ #11627: Nice one, excellent answer descriptions. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11611: Fun, but infuriating :-) fair enough. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #11565: Tak (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miste Tom @ #11609: The one that weren't drum and bridge (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Reine @ #11628: Excellent, one of your best efforts. Like the naughty use of a knight of the realm as a red herring. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #11560: I second Zbj (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11609: Which two groups did you feel were impossible, Mister Tom? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11581: Liked the eyes line. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11625: Neat,I should've got it but I didn't! I think rhythm is how it's spelt though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11612: Straightforward,but very good fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11618: I think so! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11608: And was it ? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #11619: Out of this world ;-) (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11615: Actually surprisingly enjoyable. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11608: And there was me thinking it was deliberately done as a dig at pedantry. Sigh. Nice grid though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11616: Good fun, well constructed. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11619: Great stuff! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GarryC @ #14: Dwarves not dwarfs and synonms (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

zom @ #11595: thanks for the advice it was my first grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4223: Loved it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11608: Enjoyed the grid. Who's going to argue with that ? (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #11553: Was Brian Blessed Soo? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #402: Some naughty red herrings here! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #404: Reasonable grid, some tricky red herrings! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #416: Very specific knowledge required for the last group - a game I've never heard of! Otherwise a good grid. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11618: Dubious about two of the anagrams. Shouldn't an anagram of a word be another word ? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kit @ #11608: Sorry Miss Slink.think about it carefully and re-read! It's who's! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10612: Strictly speaking HIV and ELO are not acronyms either. If they were, when spoken they would rhyme with 'give' and 'yellow' (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11616: Very pleased with myself for this one. Five stars. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11608: I think my money is on who's! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4260: First time I've got word contained in word! Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Edgy @ #11541: I am on good days. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

*grid note* @ #11615: I meant to call the grid "mrtomisatwat" but it didn't fit. (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 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. (2 months, 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Me @ #11541: Are you all the same person? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11612: Nice variations. ( a pedant might quibble refreshers meeting your definition but it's clear enough;) (2 months, 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11609: Somewhat Schizophrenic difficulty! (2 months, 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 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11576: Very imaginative thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11611: Uninspired grid to say the least. (2 months, 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11594: Indeed they are both. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11611: Sounds simple but beat me! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11608: Miss Slink.thats bad grammar! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #5464: Not sure about all the triangular numbers either. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss C @ #5464: 1 is not a prime number (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11594: Or both... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Ham_United_F.C. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: I am going to have to retire gracefully I think. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

GarryC @ #11594: Scunthorpe are the Iron, West Ham being the Hammers! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: That's clearer if I do this.'whose number is more'. (2 months, 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 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Soz, Wiz... (2 months, 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: Irony MrTom? It should be who's. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: Ah yes! Thankyou! I get it now... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Perhaps your husband is not worthy of you. Perhaps - gasp! - it is HE who is the potato! (2 months, 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. (2 months, 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;) (2 months, 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 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: I know, and I don't even charge you guys for it. Aren't you lucky? (2 months, 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. (2 months, 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: Sorry SWIMS! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: And does SWiM really work? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: A killer grid! I don't understand the HOB group,but it's probably just my feeble brain. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

João Lorenzo @ #2059: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXelqs0oMJUJ06P7awnjY_g (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wizz @ #11608: This was a fascinating grid. Thankyou! Miss Slink,you are a merciless tease! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Me @ #11534: Domo Arigato (3 months ago)

Me @ #11533: Nice one but now I know that I am not letting her change the plug (3 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: You wouldn't say you're sweet and juicy like a delicious strawberry, Pedant? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11589: Blues ,you are incorrigible!dont disappear! (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Ian @ #11572: I'm with Pernickerty, nice grid apart from Hungarian :-) (3 months ago)

knife @ #11487: Good stuff - chemical elements perhaps a shade on the obscure side (3 months ago)

Pedant @ #11608: Excellent grid. Miss slink, I'm definitely more potato than the others. Haters gunna hate, potatoes gunna potate! (3 months 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? (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

windywendy @ #11509: Good. Glad my knowledge of French came in handy (3 months ago)

Ray @ #11608: So essentially you're saying pedant is more likely to be a chimp than a human. (3 months ago)

Pedant @ #11591: Yes (3 months ago)

AlanP @ #11595: Do you have a caps lock? (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5801: Super! (3 months ago)

Dylan @ #11602: It was not bad but it has to have more to it (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5873: Got me thinking! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5888: Excellent! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5889: Super fun! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5890: Excellent! Missed the Beatles! Darn! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5975: Clever! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5975: Clever! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: Loved it! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: Loved it! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #5983: Loved it! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6002: Very clever! (3 months ago)

GavinJ @ #11601: Enjoyed this, although will now have that song going around my head all day! (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Pol @ #6139: Not a red herring in sight,that may have helped. (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6110: Keep getting caught out on hidden words!! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6111: I made it difficult and only scored six!!! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6139: Yay! I got ten!!! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6140: Great fun! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6164: Very good and enjoyable. (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6164: Very good and enjoyable. (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6167: Found this difficult but keep trying! Well done! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6170: Sorry that my answer of beach was rejected. You can have a holiday with none of the things mentioned! (3 months ago)

SueC4 @ #6172: Enjoyed! (3 months ago)

knife @ #11482: Links poorly explained (3 months 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. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Floppy @ #11591: Do you even understand,,Pedant,the nature of red herrings? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11589: I think you have pedantically missed Blues' point. (3 months ago)

Henry @ #11521: Nice (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

Pedant @ #11595: *Aberdeen (3 months ago)

Sue4 @ #6821: Clever! (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

MillyMollyMandy @ #11591: I enjoyed this and managed to complete the grid which pleased me (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #9179: He wears a white mask in the Halloween films? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11589: And very nice it was too! (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9179: Interesting grid. Got full marks by guessing! (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9186: Nice grid, thank-you. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #11583: I agree with gnu (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11572: Good choice of Herrings (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Blues @ #11589: Cheers Wiz, doing a bit of the outdoor stuff and having the odd beer as the weather permits. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #6140: Destroying angel I thought! (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #11572: Ditto Pernickety (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9949: An interesting grid. (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9955: An enjoyable grid - thank you. (3 months ago)

The Real Billy the Kid @ #11503: Imposter (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11591: Very nice,very challenging and clever!good clues, but didn't help me much! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11589: Thanks Blues! Good grid. Missed you lately,hope you well (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11580: Neat grid!thanks for all the grids! You've been busy! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11579: Fun grid! Thankyou! (3 months ago)

AlanP @ #11586: Bit silly when the answer is in the clue. Poor effort. (3 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11586: Really good variety of links here! Quite easy too, but that that's no bad thing. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

toast @ #11578: Good interesting grid. (3 months ago)

fiddy @ #11580: good grid man (3 months ago)

Gary @ #11579: Thank you, that was quite enjoyable. (3 months ago)

SueC @ #9875: That was fun! (3 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11572: Full house but didn't accept "Hungarian". (I'm having that one). (3 months ago)

Sally @ #1405: Despite other comments ,I found this a bit tricky - but fair. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11576: Very creative thinking here! (3 months ago)

Tarp @ #11574: Good grid! (3 months ago)

Bungo @ #11575: Indoor golf is not synonymous with crazy golf. (3 months ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #11574: Always love your grids but this was a particularly good one. THANKS! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11574: Oh,that was a tough one!good,tho! (3 months ago)

Um @ #184: Can't "hat" and "dog" switch places? I think it's ambiguous for those two, since both fit both categories. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #11562: Wouldn't accept firearms for the gun group 😟 (3 months ago)

Alicz @ #10899: Here we go again! (3 months, 1 week 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! :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

H @ #6140: I don't think Abaddon is a personification of evil, rather the "underworld". (=Sheol?) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alice @ #11569: I'm with you there,gnu! (3 months, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11569: That was some kind of lateral thinking there, bonehead. This was the easiest grid I've played in a long time. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11570: (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11568: I put asian countries for name changers - marked right; and Caribbean places for the kokomo group -still marked right. (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11562: Another good grid, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11563: Nice Grid, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11562: Oops! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alice @ #11561: I don't doubt it. I think j may have someone else in mind? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alice @ #11561: I don't doubt it. I think j may have someone else in mind? (3 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11561: Cliff is innocent. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alice @ #11561: No one does really. (3 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #11562: gun group wouldn't accept gun. sex AND the city. (3 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #11561: would'n accept paedophile (3 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11559: Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11560: Excellent. Five stars from me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1960: I enjoyed this one, thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1969: Some good red herrings in this one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #4643: Good grid - now 'authors' is an accepted answer. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11558: I hadn't a clue where to start.neat idea,but hard. (3 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11558: Impossible, far too difficult. (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11453: Nice straightforward idea, fairly easy but good fun (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #11558: Cliff Clavin (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #11543: interesting ...thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #11554: Ooops...sorry, my bad ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11525: The Norwegian link is quite obscure imao. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11554: Don't give the game away,Lindy! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11554: I get it now, the rattle. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11554: Tricky one, but good (3 months, 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11541: I think you did that very well! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11554: Yes,agree! Engine rattle? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11555: Very good. Very hard. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wj @ #2127: Fun. But quite easy, done it in seconds (3 months, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11550: Please can we get the correct terminology, poets laureate. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #8441: Spot on grid! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11449: Great fun, excellent. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9116: Just tried this old grid of mine from Dec16 and got 2 out of 10!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11550: *arbitrarily (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11541: Sorry! I meant mistaken for! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11541: You are just worried about being missed for a potato. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11552: Some grebes,however ,can. I say no more. (3 months, 1 week ago)

DG @ #11543: Nice one there! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11549: Fiendishly good! Quite obscure in parts. (3 months, 1 week ago)

VIctoriaCorenTwitchell @ #186: Wheel, paper, fishing, half... Animals? whEEL, pAPEr, FISHing, hALF? (The last one ate a cat.) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11441: Who cares!?"£$%^&* (3 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11440: Ashamed to say I failed on The Smiths - hang my head in shame (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #11544: Great grid, it certainly beat me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11436: Good wall (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11532: Same comment as below. Also, it's spelled "Hogsmeade" (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11541: Good grid but I was on the Alter Ego path too :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11544: Nice grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11544: Neat! Did for wiz! (3 months, 1 week ago)

VictoriaCorenTwitchell @ #11502: "France" should count! (3 months, 1 week ago)

VictoriaCorenTwitchell @ #11531: Can "shows" count as an answer? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11543: I liked this a lot. Thankyou! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Freedot!! @ #11482: No...... (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alcorsa @ #11543: For Sony of Zebedee please read Son of Zebedee. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tarp @ #2448: wtaf? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #11541: For the third group I put alter egos, think that should have counted! Otherwise a great grid, thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11541: Believe me, I would never forget that (hence my link mentioned both). (3 months, 1 week ago)

Krypton @ #11541: Indeed we must not forget that. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tom Argo @ #11541: Let's not forget that a tomato is a fruit and not a veg. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sammy @ #11434: Nice one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: It was good! One line a bit weaker , but I'm not seriously complaining, (3 months, 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11540: Yes but how? Please? . (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11540: I now know that Chaka Demus and Pliers can be teased (3 months, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: Aw! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Fan of Slinky fan @ #11541: And I've missed you too! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Boxy @ #11540: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Freedot!! @ #11474: Dorper not dorpet!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

debs love BBC @ #11482: so cartoon characters didn't work REALLY (3 months, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: Miss slink, Thankyou,have missed you! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11540: Good one, bit cheeky ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11538: Liked this a lot - great misdirections. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11535: You're probably right... https://www.topoftherocknyc.com (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11535: footballers Bournemouth not accepted young of various creatures not accepted grid fine, marking needs attention (3 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11533: Enjoyed it! Very good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Nmcc @ #11533: Fun and funny! Enjoyed this one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

MNM @ #11532: Echo that comment. Didn't really know any of the categories but were easily separated. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11531: Doesn't recognise 'sitcom' as an answer (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11532: Good categories but no real crossover (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3264: Some good red herrings in here! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ginger @ #11410: Yes, the Blacksmith upsets me with his bill! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

lucyloulou @ #11509: Nice grid. Only got one connection but really enjoyed it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11525: Good trick with Reg V. Got me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11524: Interesting thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GoT @ #11524: Awesome grid, well done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11527: Pipe organ? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11527: Good one. Got it more by chance than knowledge though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11527: Liked it - thought the Belgians were "things named after people". Not entirely convinced that an organ pipe is woodwind, though?? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11527: Cheeky crossovers!thankyou for good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sir Winston Churchill @ #11525: I took one hell of a beating! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bruce @ #11524: Strewth mate that was difficult! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3764: Some good red herrings. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3774: Some great red herrings! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3785: Lovely grid. Got the links though the time beat me! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #3787: This one beat me! Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rachel @ #11510: Love ones like this! Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ginger @ #11510: Liked this (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11525: Excellent group with the Norwegian commentator one. Got lost between the butlers and drivers though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11517: Corporate, business, online and individual are all interchangeable between the two groups. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11523: What is it? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11523: ERROR IN GRID - apologies (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11426: Excellent, good spread of general knowledge (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

OvertheTop @ #11517: I agree, an absolute disgrace. What is the world coming to when this sort of thing happens? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11496: Good one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11510: Nice ideas and even a small herring. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

WillyWonka @ #11510: Good grid - enjoyed it. Thanks for submitting it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11418: Excellent - challenging, witty, inventive, it's got the lot (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11416: Niice!both the grid and your thoughts,knife, (3 months, 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". (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

DAL @ #11487: Disappointed that it didn't accept elements. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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". (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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 ......' (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11497: This has provoked a lot of discussion, but I think it's a good, varied grid! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11504: Very nice grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11497: But it did say rhyming! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BillytheKid @ #11503: brilliant grid, thanks for sharing (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eh @ #11384: Wars of the 1960's?? Words containing letters of the alphabet! (3 months, 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Molly @ #11497: Agreed Wrh, I fear maybe it pitched over some peoples heads and they have thusly downgraded it, shame (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

parsnips @ #8199: Enjoyed this ... managed only one row but enjoyed the challenge (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Monitor @ #11500: I do know this is waste of grid space! (3 months, 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". (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

scareletwug @ #6388: weurrgfheru;uearhger;uguerg; (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob uc @ #6388: euoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuo234hyu (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

scarelet @ #6388: that was (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob uc @ #6388: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11479: Illuminating,Pedant, thank You! (3 months, 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11489: Nice touches. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

999 @ #11493: Somebody call the fire brigade, one needs to put out ! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GridSpotter @ #11497: I know a grid when I see one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11493: Great grid, enjoyed it, but 2 fires? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11473: Got the idea but still found this one tricky. Enjoyed it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Garys @ #11497: *now this is a grid (3 months, 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11497: Oh dear. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ntfc2 @ #11497: Excellent. Thanks for accepting 'saints' (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11446: Hah! Yep, double counted. (3 months, 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 :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11494: very good, though I was rubbish (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lord Sugar @ #11493: You're fired. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11493: Not a unique solution alas. You can swap FIRE with ......FIRE! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11493: I enjoyed this, thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11493: Fire, Fire! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11487: Me likey. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11486: Ok! It's just my limited vocabulary I guess. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11486: Not sure if wide-handed works, it's very uncommon imao. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11458: Nice grid thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11462: Really enjoyed this grid thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11432: That's as good a guess as any. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11463: Lovely grid, thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11473: Nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11474: You are generous Smith! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11474: Hmm...not sure of some of the answers here. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11487: Enjoyed the challenge thank you (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11116: We third what Bowie said... (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11297: The hubby liked this one (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11341: Agree with Jayme (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11431: Dog breed was given as an answer but was marked incorrect (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Van Der Valk @ #11354: Yes (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Magpie @ #11453: Clever and witty (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11485: Such trivial knowledge needed. Relationships of spice girls and food critics, come on. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11417: Nice but not ebook? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11418: Liked the grid, nice one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11484: Well I got all of the connections correctly but have no idea how? (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11482: I couldn't agree more! (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #11479: I think a few crucial words were missed out of the answer/explanations...! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #11483: Broadchurch was on ITV.. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11479: Apart from one line, this grid is a mystery for me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11479: Sorry, but what's the Polo group all about? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

J @ #11473: Nice grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Daniel Howie @ #11479: I loved this quiz! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11474: Maybe... Not sure! (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11473: Very good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

mCw @ #11473: nice board (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11432: It could be 24 tv series.butshould it have been CTU ? Counter terrorist unit? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

# @ #11432: What is CSU, and what is its connection to 24? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

frazer @ #1396: you are insane steve (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

frazer @ #3188: (3 months, 3 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 ,,, (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11473: Loved it! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11349: Why? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11347: Any grid with Mr Marley in is OK by me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11451: I don't think he is,,, his daughter is I believe.Gabby Logan? I confess I googled.. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #11451: I didn't know Terry Yorath was a sports presenter now. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chronos Lord Of War @ #11457: Spiderman trilogy???? Hmmm....really? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11464: Good stuff. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11453: Like it, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11458: Nice grid, thanks (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11469: Good one, you are so prolific! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hopeful @ #11439: Just like donald trump. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11439: #puzzgridpedant is trending worldwide (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

#Molly @ #11445: Excellent variety, and every row has crossovers with another, well thought out. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #11445: 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alcorsa @ #11243: Bad bad bad (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: Too much idolatry is bad for the brain. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #11461: Ah, you are right. Poor research on my part. Sorry about that. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11461: Brad Pitt didn't star in The Departed. I think he may have been a producer. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #11461: Very clever, with lots of red herrings, but too hard for me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11453: A very nice idea, but as presented a very easy one to spot and resolve (3 months, 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). (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11331: I'm with you JBM (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11456: Yes it's not bad. I'd suggest you didn't signal the answers so clearly as AlanP advises. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11453: Original - liked it. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11457: Sorry, but when you have only four christian names ? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11449: Very good, didn't get any! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11448: Similar categories (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11457: Pretty good, superheroes and trilogy made it confusing (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11451: *Ramsay (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ntfc2 @ #11445: Excellent (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11441: Pedant. If only we could harness that energy for the benefit of humanity! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11456: Monarchs stick out too obviously because they are the only entries with ordinal numbers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11438: Nice quirky touches. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11370: Yes, this is good stuff. Ticks my boxes - tricky, clever, entertaining (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keeley @ #11456: Not bad (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11446: Good grid,leg works for me!though I didn't solve it in time. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Annemarie Fleming @ #539: Not terribly challenging. OK for a doodle. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11414: I think there are! Google? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hilary @ #11414: no such thing as 'bear' necessities (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedantophile @ #11439: Apologies to you Miss Slink and Alex. I got carried away with the idolatry of my hero. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: I thought Pedantophile shouldve used your name,that's all! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11445: Easy but shit (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11439: I'm not sure I understand your comment, Alex. Are you referring to me? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11444: poor grid. waaaaay too easy. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11431: worst grid on the site (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: Who is she? The cats mother? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11449: Whoa! Great grid there! , (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #11449: Enjoyable (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11449: Absolutely brilliant. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11329: CELP (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

DangerMouse @ #11450: Maybe Mr Pedant...but surely you have heard of The Class Order of Mammals!!? (3 months, 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'* (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11367: Nice one, tricky but still accessible (3 months, 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(.) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11450: Class order is a bit of a stretch, but a only a real pedant would make a fuss (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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' (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gmc @ #11442: As a marvel fan, blackcat is not vague, and she got skills. wash your mouth out (3 months, 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gmc @ #11445: Really good crossovers, liked it a lot. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11431: That is high praise indeed,...but it was neat. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

nan @ #11431: i think it was the best grid on this website (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Toby @ #11361: One set could have a completely different answer that would also be correct, so would require adding. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ?? (3 months, 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.) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11365: I second that! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11365: Nice witty one, nicely themed (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11442: Nice grid. not a unique solution however, you could swap TOM and BLACK- Making BLACK CAT and TOM SMITH (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11436: *Ban Ki-Moon. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Pol @ #11410: It was great fun! Well done. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

SimonArk @ #11410: Thanks so very much, it's my first effort! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11442: good grid, liked the red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: Wrong words shown.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dadio55 @ #98: Good range of links and the red herrings make it tricky. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Wow,Thankyou! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11356: Thank you, Slinky Fan - your signed photo is in the post! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink, you are cool! (3 months, 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). (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11436: Excellent grid. Enjoyed a lot (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedro @ #11438: shocker (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11421: I liked it,Mister Tom.... But I didn't solve it! I went down some blind alleys instead! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11421: Did you like it? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11356: Nice one, accessible but tricky. Liked the football club nicknames. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11311: Billy you have misspelled Cameron. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11420: Good one. Stumped me. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11431: I remember blue raspberry being a flavour of slush puppy. Might also be a jelly bean. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #98: Enjoyed - well constructed (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11405: doesn't admit "crossbreed", "invertebrate", (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11420: Beat me! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11431: Raspberry misspelled. Why Lions but all others in singular? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11431: I suppose you could say "I blew a raspberry"...... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11424: Very good - ran out of time but liked the links (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11429: Used to be a bingo caller, and didn't get the bingo references! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11431: I guessed the connection, but blue rasberry? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #11311: Some of them were, not certain about Blair (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #11309: My knowledge of goats has improved (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11430: poor due to basic spelling issue os Shakespeare. Also the Snowdon and Parliament groups were a bit poor. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11431: Where do you get blue raspberries from, I would like some of those to put in a 3.1415926? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11421: Come on all you film buffs. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11420: The whole thing is clever, but HARD. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

BP @ #11223: Ottawa is the capital city of Canada (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11420: I thought that was clever actually (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11420: Your 6 wives category is all kinds of wrong (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Debs loves BBC @ #661: Graham Nortons Irish (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

Hopeful @ #11299: Did you? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bruce @ #11299: Didn't I do well (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

mario @ #11389: as below - ok though (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11412: I'm not sure I am familiar with all those songs. Does that make me terribly ignorant? (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

long eared @ #7062: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

long eared @ #8355: (3 months, 4 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! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11411: ooh, this is a good meaty one! The boy's names totally foxed me. (3 months, 4 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?) (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Brett Orr @ #3715: RUBBISH toatl tubish (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

ajs @ #113: "irish regions" and "outcomes" not accepted?!!!!!! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

long eared @ #10167: Tough (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

kiara @ #2257: why (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

tobo @ #2260: cringe (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

kiara @ #2260: difficult (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jess @ #2260: this was very hard (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

KingWenceslas554 @ #11316: Not bad, not bad at all. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11405: "non vert" says composer, not accepting invertebrate! And he won't consider domesticated animals either for the cow group. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11407: Take it away! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11407: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3qiDXizkSw (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Richard R. @ #11316: The polarisation in the comments probably results from spamming. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11401: Combatant more accurate than contact. Aren't football and basketball contact sports? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11405: Mammals is a better answer because it's more specific. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11407: Gssddd gfddddff fffgds. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

J @ #11405: Wouldn't accept invertebrates or domesticated animals (3 months, 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! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #7026: An enjoyable grid, thank you. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #4582: Oh yes my friend....Oh Jesus God have mercy yes...! (4 months ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #1942: Oh yes my friend...Oh Jesus God yes...!! (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Charlotte @ #9408: This is a great game (4 months ago)

Charlotte @ #11349: I am looking forward to play this (4 months ago)

Pol @ #11389: That would work better! (4 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11389: Instead of British, you could use Britain (for Great Britain). (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #11389: Not sure about Great British. (4 months ago)

Anti Pedant @ #11276: Who cares!!!! Or should it be question marks??????? (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #1396: Oh yes my friend ! Your Mother is Lithuanian and your Father has a handlebar moustache! (4 months ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #98: Oh yes my little friend (4 months ago)

Pol @ #11387: I am sure you won't be short of offers? (4 months ago)

knife @ #11344: Quite tasty, although I thought "down low" was a bit on the feeble side (4 months 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? (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11387: Crikey, these grids that have rabbits as a link are breesing like...well... (4 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11385: What are the names of the irish counties, I can only get Derry? (4 months ago)

Alex @ #11385: It was your lucky day then! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11385: ??????????? I got 3 of the links wrong, but they were all marked right. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #10826: A good straightforward grid imao. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11384: Clever and varied! (4 months ago)

JeSuis @ #11383: Oui Madamoiselle Slink, think of me as the rabbit of the gridding world. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Rubble @ #11381: Terrible grid (4 months ago)

Sally @ #7773: Tricky One! Well done. (4 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... (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11382: The grid so good you submitted it twice? (4 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. (4 months ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #10826: Best you can do?! (4 months ago)

Rabbit @ #11380: Because "please select the rabbit" is subconsciously influencing grid makers. (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11355: Saucy! (4 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... (4 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11380: This is a good grid Miss Slink. But why are there a lot of grids involving rabbits? (4 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! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11377: is it high or double? (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11343: Ooh, this is a good'un! Clever. (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11370: Tricky! Nice variety in the links. (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11375: I liked this a lot - not particularly taxing, but still some clever red herrings and cross overs. Good work! (4 months ago)

InkBlot @ #11376: Apologies, a couple errors in here. Should hopefully still be playable. (4 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! (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11355: Ah - I get it. Nice one. (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11358: Good one. Amy eluded me. (4 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11362: Nice one. (4 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: That's true. (4 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: neither would you! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11370: Very clever! Just just one row! (4 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. (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11369: Well beat? (4 months ago)

copacetic @ #2918: this one was great (4 months ago)

Sally @ #10044: Sorry - although I got the groups I didn't get all the connections. Felt it was a bit tenuous. (4 months ago)

gnu @ #4417: Agreed, qq. (4 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. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11362: so.... for the dog group I put "dog" - not allowed! (4 months ago)

toast @ #7761: Bob, it is the day after Pentecost. (4 months ago)

wronster @ #11325: Great game! (4 months ago)

Washmit @ #11351: weak on the acronyms. (4 months ago)

Bob @ #7761: Whit Monday? That seems wrong... (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11348: Good one. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11354: Good one. (4 months ago)

Jayme @ #11341: For 'down' could equally have 'up', no? Shake up, touch up, count up, break up (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #4417: I don't understand that comment.qq? (4 months ago)

qq @ #4417: Shame that the bands' proper names weren't used. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11354: Clever grid! Thankyou! (4 months ago)

smh @ #11345: Yaldi (4 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: You wouldn't let it lie! (4 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: That's why (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11350: Thankyou for a lively set of grids! (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #11345: Aye, i'm so excited the noo. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #11345: I'm now going to look up Yaldi, sounds like an Asian antelope. (4 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. (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #11343: Excellent, really liked this. (4 months ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (4 months ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (4 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Good. And let that be the end of it! (4 months ago)

Pol @ #11344: Or after?in the case of low? (4 months ago)

knife @ #11322: Also had wrestling hold, as well as capital punishment, but nice grid nevertheless (4 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: Ok I will! (4 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). (4 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Go on then! (4 months ago)

smh @ #11331: Squirty cheese (4 months ago)

the top @ #11316: Of all the grids i've played, this is one of them. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #8512: Good grid - some pretty specific knowledge needed! (4 months ago)

Quibble @ #11228: Maybe. (4 months ago)

Pip @ #11228: Can I have the last word please (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11337: Neat and clever, awesome red herrings. (4 months ago)

knife @ #11321: Well thought through. The Indian terms stymied me. Nifty crossovers. e.g. Avatar as a film. Good stuff. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11334: Different! And entertaining.I knew bits here and there, but not enough to score. Thankyou for fun grid. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Johnny big mouth @ #11331: We put EGG and it didn't work (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11313: Wonderful grid- "revolution" worked for me. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11332: Even a worthy Pedant can't know the contents of all grids! Good one,thanks, (4 months ago)

Emiliooooo @ #11332: Really good grid. I wanted to pick holes with it so badly but I can respec this effort. good one (4 months ago)

knife @ #11319: Excellent. Completely flummoxed me, I'm sorry to say (4 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! (4 months ago)

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

copacetic @ #6498: excellent red herrings (4 months ago)

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

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

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

Fland3rs @ #11223: I am waiting to comment on a Pedant wall (4 months ago)

Ghengiskong @ #11300: Top quality. (4 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". (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11322: Wrestling hold? surely near enough (4 months ago)

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

GoT @ #11321: Indian terms are hard (4 months ago)

Brilliant @ #11319: VG (4 months ago)

Brilliant @ #11300: Loved it (4 months ago)

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

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

Jimmy @ #9981: Great grid. (4 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. (4 months ago)

cogito ergo sum @ #11316: this is a poor effort. try harder next time (4 months ago)

johnny the lonny @ #11316: awful, awful, awful. no creativity, weak connections. 1 star (just) (4 months ago)

under the top @ #11316: worst grid i've ever seen (4 months ago)

omfg @ #11316: This grid is abysmal (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Apologies. Hadn't heard of that name and figured it was mid-spelling. D'oh! (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11319: Nice one. Good crossovers. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11316: you boys are having a giraffe (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11296: Good for you,toast is right, it's too easy to be critical at times. (4 months, 1 week ago)

OvertheTop @ #11316: Surely this is the greatest grid of all time? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11313: You certainly won't please everyone but it was different and I enjoyed having a go. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11318: Is daniel a unisex name?i don't think so.Danielle? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Gatsby137 @ #11316: This was so fabulous I'm just going to destroy my computer right now, as nothing can ever compare. (4 months, 1 week ago)

🗿⚰🏺⚔ @ #11316: This made my feet tingle it was so bleedin' great. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Omg @ #11316: I ❤️ this grid. It's bleedin' fabbers! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Roger3342 @ #11316: Bloody nice one mate! Right good! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Et cetera @ #98: Nice grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fuzzy puzzy @ #11316: Great wall. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy the limmy. @ #11316: This grid is brilliant. Highly recommend it. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Et cetera @ #11316: Wow, amazing grid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fidel @ #11315: Never mind. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jesus @ #11315: boooo you suck (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11314: ...well, that escalated quickly. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neta @ #11315: Pffff (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neta @ #11315: You guys don't know how to do it (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neta @ #11314: Huehuehjehhuehueheuhehehehhe (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neta @ #11314: Laaaaaaaaaaaaame (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neta @ #11314: FUCKING LEARN HOW TO MAKE A REAL CONNECT WALL LIKE TRUMP! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neta @ #11314: THIS SUCKS! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Ok thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11306: I don't think there is a way to do this? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Good to know thanks. Can I go back in to amend a spelling? (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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? (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11307: Good variety, makes it fun (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Rocket @ #98: Nice one (4 months, 1 week ago)

SportStars @ #11297: Sorry, it was late at night (4 months, 1 week ago)

TrainMan @ #11295: Sorry :-( (4 months, 1 week ago)

TrainMan @ #11294: Sorry :-( (4 months, 1 week ago)

TrainMan @ #11296: Sorry :-( (4 months, 1 week ago)

GoT @ #11307: Fun grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

GoT @ #11311: Very nice. PM's were very clever. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Vlad @ #11306: "Wisens" ruins the whole grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #1161: Possibly my favourite grid that I've played on here. Clever, varied, and just the right level of taxing. Huzzah! (4 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!) (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11297: Too one-dimensional. Liked Pedant's comment about Peter Ebdon hee hee. (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11296: Like its predecessor, irredeemably specialised. For anoraks only. Unfortunately no fun - and impossibly difficult - for anyone else. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7475: a bit easy - Wellington would have been a good red herring (4 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. (4 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! (4 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? (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RegularTony @ #11304: Enjoyed it! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #3875: You probably mean ...is english your first language? I'm not sure? Navy submariners,sailors. (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wi @ #11279: Good grid and a fine set of explanations! (4 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"). (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #7020: more pokemon....grrr (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11298: Excellent - plenty of red herrings. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Amanda Hugenkiss @ #11300: Didn't accept Shaw either. Rubbish (4 months, 1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11293: I have never seen this type of grid. Nice and unique. Well done (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ps the ' t' thing was confusing. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ironsides was one of Cromwells nicknames! . (4 months, 1 week ago)

LVGboxhead @ #11100: It 'works' when you see the answers, but practically unsolvable in three minutes; too many TV-related possibilities. (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #98: OMG I was so close my heart started beating faster! Good grid, so near yet so far! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11033: Got Liz Taylor on fortensky, but hopeless on river .. good grid, I really enjoyed it! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #10977: Excellent .. didn't know my sixes about from devil! (4 months, 1 week ago)

A ship called Dignity @ #11298: Excellent. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11297: TORRANCE (4 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11298: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't separate them in time. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pat McLaughlin @ #3454: good fun and exercises the brain in a different way (4 months, 1 week ago)

NTFC @ #11298: Agreed. Good variety, crossovers, red herrings, interesting topics, good difficulty. #nailedit. great grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11298: What an excellent grid. Hands down, the best I have played in a long time. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11293: Stumped me. Good one. (4 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!? (4 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 (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Very good. Apart from side. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #10981: Enjoyed! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #7284: Fair grid - the boys names got me! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11293: Clever! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11008: Kensington clues incorrect (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11030: Tough but fun...I enjoyed it. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11026: A big aggh when I got the mercury one, clever! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11030: I dint know what Cruyff but I do now! Good grid I like it (4 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11034: Loved it (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11289: Unfrozen,how embarrassing! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11289: I need help! brain freeze! Fist? How does it work? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11286: Isn't that the aim of the game? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Takes @ #11286: Don't use symbols AND elements in the same grid! It will confuse the players (4 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). (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11284: Nice one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wi @ #11291: Had never thought of chopsticks in that way before, but.... (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11290: Quite fun. Almost impossible unless the somewhat obvious tennis score lets you know it's a sports grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FUTeach @ #11285: You put Methane in twice. Are you sure you should be teaching? (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11267: It happens to the best of us. Have a pleasant day (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I see! Brownie points for honesty! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mel @ #5633: Nice grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11283: Enjoyable if you like that particular topic, I guess. But not exactly general knowledge. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11284: Very nice - it's always good when there's variety in the links! (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11279: Good explanations. (4 months, 1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11267: Sorry. I didn't know that (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11282: author must rethink this break is surely a mistake. Apparently write brothers do exist though (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #11282: What is a guess break, or a break break? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Got @ #11280: all countries is always hard (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I sadly must agree. (4 months, 1 week ago)

fiddy @ #11282: Full of errors. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11268: You do your pedantry with aplomb! Good grid imao. (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11282: I'm not sure this is Wright. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11283: Poor old Wiz! Another world to me..:( (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Ah,it's back! That's good! (4 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. (4 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 (4 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" (4 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? (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Where has weegiemans grid gone? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11252: That was how it was written I guess. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11252: What did? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11252: It made sense to me tho! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: I always find these country grids hard,,nice categories in this one, but I didn't get there. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11252: Talk about completely missing the point, fiffy. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11278: How can "never happened" not be accepted as an answer? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #3462: Frustration abounds, but some good ideas embedded in here! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Timo Hilhorst @ #3462: 1 star, you can't bloody say just birds. That's ridiculous you hooligan (4 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11277: good! (4 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? (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11275: I guess for some it could be relevant...no spoilers, (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

sean @ #11268: Good grid, but should probably accept slightly less specific answers for sprinters and tv series (4 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11276: Nice idea but two 7s. (4 months, 1 week ago)

sluggie @ #11248: sick dude (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11263: Excellent. The elephants and the jets had me guessing like mad. Very inventive (4 months, 1 week ago)

Big boy @ #11234: Some good cross overs (4 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." (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Gallacher @ #3454: A fun way of identifying various patterns in the elements (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11261: Agree with Mister Tom, Symphony is a bit weak, but otherwise highly inventive (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11263: Did for me! Great crossovers,had me in a spin.. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bill Harris @ #3454: very good way to group elements (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11158: Tough one, Liar indeed! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11260: Nice straightforward one , refreshingly free of obscure links, and entertaining (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Liar @ #11158: Easy (4 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? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11253: Nice grid, fairly easy due to not many cross-category answers. I enjoyed it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11259: Nice easy grid. well thought out. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gus @ #11251: Apologies to any octogenarian Americans. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Puzzler @ #11259: First one I've done on the site - just like the real thing (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Fine (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11258: I am groot (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #10983: Hi Ken (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #11142: Couldn't eat a whole Timor (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11258: Well, this was limited. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

*kaim* @ #11228: If all you want is the last word, go ahead. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Depant @ #11228: He's right you know!! (4 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 (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11258: I plant seeds, and watch them grow. Nice catch GMS (4 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* (4 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GoT @ #11253: pretty hard (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mojo @ #11258: !!!!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11250: I knew that reference would be appreciated here :) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11250: Nice Macguffin ; ) (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #3397: tricky but interesting (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Apologies,pure ignorance on my part. (4 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! (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11242: Nice one. Thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11234: Squeezed this one out. Thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11231: O! Nearly good. Thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11229: Not easy for me! Thank you anyway. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11228: I enjoyed it. Thank you. (4 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarcastic Jim @ #11228: Well done *kicks away imaginary mic*, you're doing really well! (4 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* (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

*kicks away imaginary mic* @ #11228: I seem to have turned you into an anti-pedant fairly easily here. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11228: apologies Alcorsa, for invading your grids comment thread with this ongoing discussion. (4 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. (4 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! (4 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 (4 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. (4 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 (4 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. (4 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Good grid? Just a mistake? (4 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! (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #11242: tony BENNETT* (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11246: Thank you, Slinky fan. Nice username, by the way. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blank @ #11231: Good grid. Pedant, define the word "neto". (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: I like you,Miss Slink. (4 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? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11208: No need to feel down - you got four stars! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11245: You beat me, didn't get the Andy line. Well done, very enjoyable! (4 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Martha @ #11208: No news is good news? Nice grid! (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jammo @ #11248: bangin bro (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

copacetic @ #11208: I was feeling sad I didn't get any comments, but I'll take a greeting- Hello, Bob! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11246: You're really slipping here pedant. 3/5 stars for the grid. 1/5 for the pedantry. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11248: Groovy grid,enjoyed! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jammo @ #11242: Great work this is a humdinger! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11208: Hello (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11208: (4 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. (4 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 (4 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!!!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11242: Good one. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11234: Inventive, with nice clear explanations, although I thought "skin complaints" might have been accepted for the pus one (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11245: Five stars. (4 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?) (4 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!) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11245: Very neat grid,good Ideas and varied. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: Whoa! Nice one,good and varied. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11228: I suppose people take all very seriously. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11243: Cheeky crossovers, nice one, (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11242: Enjoyed this! Nice red herrings. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11227: Great grid! For anyone ,especially a second- time gridder! (4 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11229: Easy but fun. (4 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: In my defence, I was just giving information I thought was accurate.no intent to cause a commotion. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: In my defence, I was just giving information I thought was accurate.no intent to cause a commotion. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11234: Love your explanations Blues! Very poetic and helpful (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarcastic Jim @ #11230: Nice crossovers (4 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. (4 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. (4 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. (4 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* (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: I believe there is! Oatmeal-based? (4 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". (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11227: Not this grid! Other that Pedant commented on.This was neat imao and I enjoyed, (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11221: Nice one (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11227: I thought saw thumb was a joke ....a deliberate mistake because of the errors in the grid? (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11234: Good grid with clear explanations. Nice one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

DEK @ #10838: GREAT.. (4 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". (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Juan @ #11227: 2 questions: 1) Pedant, what is a saw thumb? 2) To what extent were the band "Denim" famous? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

banana @ #11216: quite hard but very good! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

CMWalker @ #98: Put Tonic sol-fa for answer given as incorrect. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

banana @ #11168: love it !! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11222: What a thought ,toast! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11222: x Lunacy. If you tried to swap Belgium with Canada we would be squashed! (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11226: Nice grid! Well done. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11228: Excellent (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

x @ #11222: not a unique solution - could swap Belgium with France or Canada (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11226: Excellent first try! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11228: You surpass yourself there! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Gosh McCoy too! Where will it it all end? (4 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* (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Oh, I forgot MacArthur. It's a bit much if you ask me, (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #11222: Can you spell? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #11223: Illiterate and geographically wrong. Very poor (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11228: This was very enjoyable,,,beat me,didn't know chalazae. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11227: That was a good one too! Nice and varied... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11226: Great grid. Enjoyed it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11226: I did! Please do more... (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11226: Nice but! Mandela! I feel like a teacher... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11225: I'm assuming Nth was intended. Not sure I'd describe these as words though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11223: The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Madenda @ #11224: Pure awesomeness!!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11221: Nice fun grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Again ,nice , but Caesar, and Napoleon. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11222: Good ideas, but Zealand is the spelling and French is the language. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

fland3rs @ #11221: Good but Australasia isn't technically a continent. Australia is the continent. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

pol @ #11221: I liked this a lot,many thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #4640: Nice fun grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #6692: Hard! Nice grid though (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2398: Lovely puzzle (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #3456: Very nice grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #6140: Lovely grid.perfect (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2748: Nice grid. Some of the grids have become impossible, so nice to have something solvable. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11216: Nice one ,thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #8402: The best grids have this don't they? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #8402: Very good misdirection. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #11185: Agreed, nice themes and crossovers. (4 months, 3 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. (4 months, 3 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11121: Wedding group a bit feeble (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11219: Too one-dimensional, and too specialised to be of general interest (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #11205: Nice grid, it took me a while to spot the darts terminology. Well done. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tkhawkey @ #11209: Thanks for playing the grid all! Interesting split of opinions... but I love the Larissa suggestion! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Good idea there Mister Tom! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11209: Very nice tho I might have gone for Larissa instead of Loney... ;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11209: A fine grid in my opinion. (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11210: Murray is still playing and so could still win the French although unlikely. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11209: Loney? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Loney, I meant! My iPad hadn't come across it either! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Lonely is a new word or name to me. (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11209: Absolutely superb. More please! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Madenda @ #11209: Good job on the puzzle but made me feel like my brain stopped working :D (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Woof @ #11099: It was even more difficult than that (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10203: Nicely constructed grid, very impressed. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndreasP @ #9407: The metal is Aluminium (BE) or Aluminum (AE), but not Alluminium. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #8722: Very good grid - and fair. Many thanks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndreasP @ #11204: Skynyrd is wrong, it's not a surename of a person, and there's no Leonard... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Globe @ #10203: Family member group was very good. Dr Who group on the other hand was abysmal. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11203: An interesting observation!,,!! Great grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11204: Lynrnd Skynyrd was a band, not a person. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Monkey Allen @ #11203: Yeah but could The Special A.K.A. run and manage a successful paper merchants? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11205: Nice one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11200: Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a comedy, therefore reduces this grid to a nonsense (4 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11077: Grinch - nice to see that you are happy today (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ahab @ #11201: Ahoy! This is a riptide of a puzzle! (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Delilah @ #11187: "raduis"? Surely, radIUs? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11193: Good one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11194: Good one. Glad I didn't notice the carry on red herrings. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

pol @ #11192: Nobody is mad at anybody are they? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9311: A tough one, I didn't get there but I thought it was fair. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dak 65 @ #9311: Idiot (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Violet @ #11192: Pls dont get mad at me I am15 and have no gilfriend (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Amber @ #11192: I'm not happy with this grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11193: Enjoyed this one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11194: Oh, I didn't know that was a carry on film (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

GeorgieP @ #11194: And don't forget about Dick. (4 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #8373: I disagree ...just one l I think? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Robbed @ #8373: Lilly is generally spelled with 2 Ls. Should've been ten points in the bag there! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

:) @ #1942: Love this grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11191: Fun, beat me! But enjoyed the challenge.. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ellie @ #11185: Loved this one, especially the connection with Niles et al - nice! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11192: Don't take any notice of them Tom. They are probably just a bit peeved at being called common girls. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Violet @ #11192: Poor effort. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Eve @ #11192: Girls names and nouns/verbs - extremely general and weak groups. (4 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11188: Nice red herring with the Lennon group. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11187: As for #11186, not much entertainment value for the normal solver. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11186: High on difficulty, low on entertainment value. Perhaps a tad too specialised. (4 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11053: Except for the orange link (5 months ago)

Pamela @ #11041: Good wall - nearly 10 (5 months ago)

bobretd @ #11189: Nice one (5 months ago)

ajs @ #306: again - depressed not accepted? (5 months ago)

AlanP @ #11187: Essentially two separate grids with no connection and two fructoses. (5 months ago)

Pol @ #11186: If you meant bio..that was good. (5 months 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. (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

Zbj @ #11183: Good one. (5 months ago)

toast @ #11175: Light and enjoyable . (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11168: It works, but a bit too straightforward. (5 months ago)

AlanP @ #11178: Of course, proliferation should have got that - staring me in the face. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9408: So, elements for third group is incorrect?! What ignorance is that? More keywords needed. Not so good at all! (5 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 (5 months ago)

Yahooee @ #11168: Nice easy grid (5 months ago)

toast @ #11171: Some nice touches. (5 months ago)

Jerome @ #11171: I agree with all of that.. (5 months ago)

CarToon @ #11171: Enjoyably difficult, but 'funny smell' isn't a phrase, just a random pairing of words. (5 months ago)

toast @ #11168: Good one. (5 months ago)

toast @ #11164: Scrambled my brain. Next time how about making the Rhodesia to travel? Very entertaining thanks. (5 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. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11163: Indeed it was great fun. (5 months ago)

fiffy @ #11163: Grrrrrrrreat! (5 months ago)

Pol @ #11157: Do you know how puzzgrid works I wonder? (5 months ago)

Zbj @ #11161: Good one! All things that I vaguely knew but couldn't quite put together. (5 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: What are the answers? (5 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (5 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (5 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (5 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. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9956: I agree with Keith's comment. Otherwise a fun grid - thanks (5 months ago)

j @ #258: saint reluctant (5 months ago)

j @ #266: said meeting! (5 months ago)

Fatima @ #11145: could have been better (5 months ago)

Fatima @ #11149: Perfect (5 months ago)

Puzzled @ #11130: WHO ARE YOU? (5 months ago)

weegieman @ #11157: Too hard for me but entertaining and inventive (5 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. (5 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. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9836: Agree with Keith, carafe is spelt with a 'c' but otherwise a good grid, thank-you. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9846: So physical features in geography doesn't count for group one? Rubbish! Otherwise a good grid. (5 months ago)

Jerome @ #11157: Clever and neat,beyond me..but I enjoyed having a go. (5 months ago)

Blues @ #11141: They've already won Toast. (5 months ago)

mario @ #11157: nice one (5 months ago)

chris @ #11137: nice simple grid (5 months ago)

Blank @ #11135: Excellent pedantry there pedant, you're on top form. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11141: Nearly half of the country feels the same! Hello toast! (5 months ago)

Jerome @ #11155: There you go again! (5 months ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Maybe.... (5 months ago)

AlanP @ #11154: I think you're better on the one show. (5 months ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Not easy in my opinion,good knowledge! (5 months ago)

toast @ #11064: Come back Wiz. Don't let the idiots win. (5 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. (5 months ago)

toast @ #11141: It is too specialised to be of general interest but I like the French connection. Sorry about Brexit. (5 months ago)

Pol @ #11141: Not fair...It's a nice grid. (5 months ago)

Pol @ #11124: Extreme,but I tend to agree... (5 months ago)

derry @ #11124: Utter crap. Self serving and of little interest. This is supposed to be fun!! Arse. (5 months ago)

derry @ #11132: Strawberry Darryl???? Got me there. (5 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. (5 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11140: Sorry (5 months ago)

Pbnj @ #280: Lovely (5 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). (5 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11137: Good one. (5 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11139: Good one. (5 months ago)

Papyrus @ #11135: That was ace... managed it with 8 seconds left!! (5 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11140: There's no such character as Doctor Who, that is the program. (5 months ago)

Alan @ #10972: Neither could I (5 months ago)

Lana @ #10972: Couldn't agree more Ken! (5 months ago)

Bizet @ #11141: A new level of boring. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9951: Good one - though the final group could have been words within words - SPINdle, PINe, liME, bOX. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9950: Tough one! (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9949: Shame that 'fixings' didn't count. Otherwise a good grid, thanks. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10003: Spotted the groups but had great difficulty sorting out the terriers! Great grid - thank you. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10000: Tricky but fair grid - had me beat! (5 months ago)

Blankety @ #11140: Wouldn't accept dr who (5 months ago)

Hb39 @ #11112: This is bad! (5 months ago)

Blank @ #11140: Not bad, but "Bugs" only works as a red herring because it doesn't include the apostrophe it should have. (5 months ago)

toast @ #11135: Nice idea. (5 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. (5 months ago)

Hb39 @ #4147: Offend should be correct too (5 months ago)

Hb39 @ #10899: How is iron the most common element? (5 months ago)

Rosie @ #1650: Wide knowledge,boxers too!!! (5 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. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10268: Never heard of a butterfly chair! Too specific to be any fun for me. A clever grid though. (5 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. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10262: Think seats of government in U.K. should have been accepted. A tough but fair grid - thanks. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10266: I found this challenging. Loved the poets! (5 months ago)

NG @ #10265: Subway is not a type of sandwich. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10267: Good fun. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #10265: Liked the homophones! (5 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 (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9233: Good grid. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9227: Tricky! (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9219: Great grid, couldn't see the silk link at all! Well done. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9214: Super grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9235: Good grid. Thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9237: A bit silly, but perfect for a Friday evening! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9239: Shame that jewels wasn't accepted for first set of words. Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9270: Good grid. There was at least one red herring in the 'pool' section - Liver! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana @ #10957: Rachel - no (5 months, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lana @ #10946: Hello Ken (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hb39 @ #11060: Excellent! (5 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11137: Good effort. (5 months, 1 week ago)

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

Zed @ #7529: Mammals should be acceptable (5 months, 1 week ago)

rosie @ #11134: Ah that must be it.. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11134: Called Dave Bodger possibly? (5 months, 1 week ago)

big debs @ #492: so guessing man apparently is wrong as in house (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11137: "Colour" is an incorrect answer for Colours apparently, and "Rank" is an incorrect answer for Army ranks. good grid though! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11137: Very neat and nice. (5 months, 1 week ago)

ennjay @ #11135: Enjoyed the concept of this grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11131: Why,Hater? (5 months, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #11135: Minor quibble: it's "unequivocal", not that that affects the quality of the grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Omg! What's wrong with me?Bodger!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Bolger,sorry! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11128: But the puppeteer was Simon Bodgers, not Dave. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11128: Bodger was the puppeteer in the classic 90s kids tv show 'Bodger and Badger'. 'Badger' was a badger with some weird wet and messy fetish for mashed-potatoes. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11134: "Called"? ...........called what? (5 months, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #42: Difficult but well thought out (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11131: Good - liked the archers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11128: He is Alice Bodgers husband. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Simon Bodger @ #11128: I'd also like to know who Dave Bodger is. (5 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. (5 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 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hater @ #11131: Only solvable for Brexiters (5 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11127: Oh dear. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lappino69 @ #11126: Piss off. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lappino69 @ #11127: Kill Yourself. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11132: Clever one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

zed @ #11101: genre should be accepted fantasy crime romance thriller (5 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 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #10175: Arguably the best grid I have played on this site. kudos (5 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11130: Good one. Thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11131: Good one. I mistook the literary group for Rentaghost characters though! (5 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11111: Really tough. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Blank @ #11128: So who is Dave Bodger then? (5 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? (5 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. (5 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'... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11117: A touch simple... also, didn't accept 'counties' as an answer. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11116: I second what Bowie said... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9266: Clever! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9267: Tricky! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9268: Tricky! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9268: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9269: Tough grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11112: I liked this one - very hard, but interesting. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9272: Good red herrings in this grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #11126: 10/10 nice one, easier categories Harry? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9271: Quite tricky - didn't see the Bets! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #11127: 7/10 nice one Michael? (5 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? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11123: "All start with lower case letters" should be an alternative answer accepted for the -ship group. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11113: Couldn't agree more with pedant's comment. (5 months, 1 week ago)

weegieman @ #37: Excellent, very inventive. Far too difficult for me, but enjoyable once I knew the answers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11125: Didn't get the PMs. Like the Billy Joel reference. Good grid! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11125: But surely that's the point? (5 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11125: Cameron, not Cameroon. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Timmy @ #11117: Maybe some crossovers? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #11116: A review of the accepted answers might be in order. Good effort though, thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #11112: no (5 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9708: good (5 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9732: nice (5 months, 1 week ago)

PEDANT @ #11112: a homonym of a slang term is stretching it. this grid is the Wurst (5 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! (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11113: mini is not a car manufacturer (5 months, 1 week ago)

Rav @ #11111: Nice red herring with Pitt the Younger for the Pizza Hut connection. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10909: Hello Lana (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11111: You can't know it all. (5 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. (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9265: Prefixes was rather a 'woolly ' set of words, otherwise a good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11111: Good knowledge (5 months, 1 week ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #11111: Always good! (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11108: Nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11108: Nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11109: Good grid! (5 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 (5 months, 1 week ago)

- @ #11106: car smash? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11109: 'Beards' was wrong (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11108: Breezy and enjoyable, thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11108: Very good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11109: Good one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #11109: Put "airports named after them" but gave as incorrect! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Victor @ #11109: I think the Rowling group is a bit of a minefield? When you look more closely.... (5 months, 1 week ago)

😡 @ #11102: No! Just no! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Beatrix Cuttlefish Von Whistling-Crack @ #11108: Very pleasant! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Manu @ #11106: I've never seen them do that on Only Connect. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11106: That's an awful lot of grids to write off.Manu! (5 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. (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11108: Excellent grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11103: newpuzz, I think the Red Baron was shot down deliberately and so it wasn't an air accident. (5 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11103: It works for me. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #11108: Yay!!! First grid in ages and I got it! Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11107: Nice ideas... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11106: And how! Thankyou! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Browny @ #10432: Straightforward connections but loads of red herrings and crossovers. Nice one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11106: Boom! Wisty's back! (5 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11103: I liked it. "related" covers a lot, but justified. Very good gridding! (5 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11103: Not too hard to answer for older Gridders, but a good mind workout. Nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Heather @ #11103: This was a tricky one to attempt ,but thought provoking and entertaining. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11095: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11101: Cheers Rhubarb, I fancy a slice of the tart now :-) (5 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? (5 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... (5 months, 1 week ago)

fiffaff @ #11103: Kennedy was bullet related death, not car. (5 months, 1 week ago)

TrevorM @ #11075: (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Are you mad @ #10883: Yes (5 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". (5 months, 1 week ago)

蝙蝠 @ #11102: Get out. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tabby @ #11101: "Types of television program" and "category of fictional novels" are way too similar and general. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Felix @ #11100: Too many possible connections. Terrible grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Purr @ #11099: Absurdly difficult (5 months, 1 week ago)

GavinJ @ #11095: Got completely distracted by the red herring! (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9348: Agree with Scoobydont! (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Why not indeed? Good for you... (5 months, 1 week ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Why not? Got flags, so... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Is this a new development for puzzgrid? (5 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! (5 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'. (5 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! (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fun e @ #11095: I bet you did (5 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11094: Good one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sloppy Willis @ #11095: Complete shite! I liked the cock part. (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11090: lol at AlanP. :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11090: nice easy grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11093: nice grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11095: great grid. well done (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome. @ #11097: Nice one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11093: Enjoyable grid with decent variety. (5 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11094: Good crossovers, cheers! (5 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11093: nice gentle grid! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9688: A great grid, thank-you (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9336: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9336: One group very hard, but a fair grid. Thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9337: First two groups were pretty nefarious! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9338: Truly fiendish! (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9529: Lovely to score 10/10 thank-you 😀 (5 months, 1 week ago)

GavinJ @ #11083: Fun (and I got the Whatta reference) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11090: Top Notch. Must look up rubber Johnny (sounds rude). (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

betty @ #11083: Poor;contrived. Whatta???? Not a word. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Cat @ #11085: Seen both element categories done before. Plus two of them in the same grid is weak. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9678: Lovely grid. The 'rock' section got me! (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9677: Good effort. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9677: A lovely grid, thank-you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9700: Thank you for a good wall, I enjoyed playing it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11085: excellent. Didn't get arch (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11085: Me neither! Nice one! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11067: Annoyed scientists not accepted, but very good nonetheless. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragamuffin @ #11069: oh you're right! Good one. Thanks for the feedback :) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11085: Very nice, embarrassed that I didn't get the royal group (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #11067: I'm lost! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11072: Nice although solutions/answers could be a little more descriptive (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11064: Thank goodness! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #11064: Fake Wiz comments removed - apologies for the inconvenience (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11069: Good grid but things that are written can also be things that are read (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9771: nice (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9327: The 'et's' got me! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9322: So music groups didn't count? Think that was harsh! Otherwise a reasonable grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Selma @ #11060: Good mix of facts and red herrings (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Roy @ #9747: Blue Orchid - unnecessarily obscure. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9745: Tough grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Footballers were my downfall this time! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #11077: Too particular for me. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pam @ #10848: No (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9749: Tough! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Roy @ #10842: Roy who? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11077: Good grid...beat me,not my area of expertise. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11077: Brilliant! My kind of grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

qqq @ #3798: Could swap Gloucester and York and still have a valid grid with same answers. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ron @ #11078: Being included in one of these grids is the most publicity the Caccioppoli Prize has probably ever had. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11078: Nice one. And I learned the word Quadrennial and what the caccioppoli prize is! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Les @ #11067: I got none (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #10961: Retail outlets are the same as trading places (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11078: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mewmew @ #11078: Caccioppoli Prize, well of course. That well known prize! (5 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 (5 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! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10096: Tough! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10097: Great grid, the Johnsons 'got' me, but I did get the link! Many thanks. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11070: Good one. Got the groups quite quickly but took a little while to sort out. Thanks. (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11074: Good one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11075: Good idea but as mentioned, easy to guess without knowing the connections. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9748: Homophones got me! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9759: Good grid - thanks. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11075: Interesting one, but very guessable because of its nature. (5 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* (5 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! (5 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... (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks,I'm done with this but Thankyou.best wishes. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZWiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks I am leaving puzzzgrid,can't hack it anymore .have fun (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: That wasn't me either! It was Fake Wiz? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11072: Not too difficult, couldn't see any red herrings, but quite enjoyable nonetheless (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yurissima @ #182: Yura does it for me. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gabriel Goncalves @ #11068: A good grid for learning about photosynthesis (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #10393: No. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10393: Funny! Are you the real Mixu Paatelainen...? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10395: Ace as usual! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11065: good variety and red herrings (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10396: I enjoyed this grid, thank-you. (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11065: Nice one, diverted me onto Wizard of Oz. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11065: Nice ideas, although Harlequin doesn't quite work as a red herring (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10909: Found this really difficulty. Only got one set.not a board games player. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10968: This is a lovely grid. Very enjoyable. Takes a bit of unscrambling but is solvable. (5 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 (5 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! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11052: Very very very very very hard. South American capitals. Dear me. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10691: I did enjoy this grid. Didn't get the word ending set. I never do! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10772: Didn't get the color set. Very impressive that set. Good grid (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10928: Yes, this is a nice grid. Good word ending set. (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11061: Chemistry is not my strong point. Would never get those sort. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11062: Very hard. Got nowhere. Tolkien not accepted as answer either. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #184: Good fun puzzle. Monopoly is a classic! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tony @ #11055: Nice grid, but it had me beaten (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11055: Struggled with this one! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Poly @ #10823: Poor Poly (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11052: Excellent and with good explanations. (5 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...) (5 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 ;-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Poor Mr Grinch.just a saddo.Dont pretend to be someone else? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

readyg @ #11061: not accept copies (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Grinch.are you messing with this site? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: It was a good and entertaining grid! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11064: Thank you all for your considered and constructive feedback (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: I didn't comment on this...someone!...pretending to be me! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10072: I agree with bonehead on this one - otherwise a nice grid, thank-you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10078: I enjoyed this grid, it's nice to get full marks sometimes 😀 (5 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11062: Clever! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11062: Nice misdirections. Enjoyed it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11061: Good one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toothsome @ #11063: Obviously. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #11063: Miss Young is awesome (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11061: Excellent. (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11061: Great, really enjoyed! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Now, don't get upset..it's just a game. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: Well if he knows you I'm sure he's very familiar with the latter ;) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Irony or idiocy? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: I see Pol is not familiar with irony. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11058: What was that about quality of grids ? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Well the whole grid took about 30 seconds of thought and I believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so I thank you for copying me and wanting to be like me - it's very kind of you :) xxx (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11056: So dull and easy - you need to learn what a red herring is! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Catso, if that is the best reply you can muster, I very much doubt you are witty at all. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9875: I think mist is ok. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11056: Nice one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11054: Ohhh, I'm sooo witty! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11056: Loved it! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11035: So you have created better? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: Indeed? Charles? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peddant @ #11051: What's a head of charle?? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11053: Nice and easy. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11050: I think the early line is a bit weak. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9736: Just scraped home, good grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Colours rather than blue would have fitted. Otherwise a good grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9736: Great list - I need to brush up on the differences between towns and Cities! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Heretic @ #7580: For the backwards footballers, "backwards footballers" was accepted, as they are footballers spelled backwards. For hello in other languages, "hello in other languages" was accepted, as that is what they are... If you put what the link is instead of one word answers, you'll do much better people.... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11050: For some reason I can't relate to this.at all! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lana @ #10799: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4416: English artists not acceptable. I suppose "artists" means pop singers now. Good grid, variety plus red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9416: weird, as the answer says "beauty/beautiful", but still beauty not accepted. Doesn't anyone correct these things? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9417: and it didn't give ....dom either (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11009: Good grid and agree that saints was by default for me too (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11046: ridiculous (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11046: Don't understand, I think it's a bit obscure. (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sockl3ss @ #11046: I like veri much (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11044: Crap, ez game (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11039: Good Grid no matter what the critics say. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11029: sampras the rabbit! excellent. Father jack hackett the rabbit (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11030: mr president is a stretch (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11043: Piece of shit. kys. you liddle bitch (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedant @ #11036: nice grid, not a unique solution however. As AMERICA and AHAB are interchangeable. *flies away* (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ajs @ #92: poor - won't accept broadcasters, usa crime, sporting bodies (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11039: Imaginative. (5 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11039: ANON; THERE WAS A IRISH COMEDIAN NAMED JIMMY CRICKET. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11039: Absolute fucking shite, what a complete waste of time! Loser! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #11039: *Jiminy* Cricket? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

S @ #8497: Ounce, Gram, Stone & Pound ARE all units of weight = 10 out of 10 correct (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10566: I found this very tricky, only knew one group! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10569: Good, but a bit 'same-y' thanks all the same this one made me think! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10570: Good grid - thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11030: nice easy grid, well constructed. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11036: Enjoyable varied accessible grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11026: Good grid. Had to look up Ronnie and Mascara to understand the solution! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10063: Great grid, thank-you. Didn't spot the Muppet link! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10064: Good grid, thanks. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10065: Good grid, agree with others about the two caramels! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggle @ #11014: Gosh...not for me! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Neal @ #4155: Left me kicking myself - as all good puzzles should do! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Neal @ #6692: Good balance, liked the red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lew @ #11014: EASYYYYYYYYYYY PEASSSYYYYY (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Name @ #2621: Well played Alice. We lost severely! And for the first time! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Name @ #3712: Loved the units. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11032: Liked this one - well done! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11032: Great quality grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11033: I enjoyed this grid, thank you. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10999: Very good grid!! Clever misdirection... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Super grid! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10616: Agree with Omegaman about the 'drop' category. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #5739: They were German WW2 vessels with large calibre guns for their size. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11030: A lot harder than I was expecting. Nice work. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

BigG @ #5739: Pocket Battleship? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #4657: Not bad. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jessica @ #10853: James Hetfield is from Metallica not David Hetfield. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: Gone...why? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4657: enjoy (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4665: omg i said chair ... and ship (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4688: ok (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1043: good (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1049: not so much (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1052: hm (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1081: thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jakey @ #11014: Sooo hard (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11032: Indeed it is. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11026: Thanks, enjoyed that a lot. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11032: Clever stuff. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11032: Good one. (5 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 :) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11030: Excellent. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #11031: good adelaide one!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11026: Excellent! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11030: Good one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11029: Good one! Stutter Rap brings back memories! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10601: Some pretty specific knowledge required. A good grid, if you have such knowledge. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10606: Super grid - the faces got me! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Great grid! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10623: Tough but fair. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10624: Great grid - thank you. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10607: Great grid - the chesters got me! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11018: Why has this grid gone? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10995: Nice one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10995: Clever! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul T @ #10989: Definitely Silly is the answer. Good spot Tbone (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul T @ #11008: Kennington Oval, not Kensigton! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #11018: Very educational!!! I actually went and looked up some of these to learn more about them! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

max martindale @ #11018: this is the greatest game ever keep up the good work (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10692: Very specific knowledge required for this one! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #573: Cracker. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #236: Good stuff. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10627: Each to her own,Sally? (5 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? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #48: thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #2661: 10/10 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1396: 10/10 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #186: thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #98: 10/10 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #184: kids movies (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #10996: thanks (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11009: Same here. Managed to get it with a couple of punts. Good one. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10632: Tricky. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10633: Forgot Harry E was in MBB. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Annie @ #11009: Good grid, didn't know about the patron saints, got that one by default! (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10626: Very tenuous links. Got the political capitals. (5 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.? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10632: A good grid, but VERY specific knowledge required. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10653: Fiendish but fair. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10761: At last, one I can do, thankyou (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10995: spelt itchycoo park (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10756: Top notch. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11009: Excellent grid. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11008: Nice try but I am pretty sure it is Kennington Oval not Kensington. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10996: Liked the Miller line. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

jo @ #10838: good, but counting "colors" as incorrect for "colours" is hard on an American - (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10756: Quality (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10998: Clever,complex! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #203: The fruit is an Ugli not an Ugly (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #147: BC is not a Latin abbreviation - it is English Before Christ. AD is Latin (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10981: Search it if you don't know what a sawhorse is (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #8803: Great grid. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10968: Cracker. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10682: Weak. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10989: Poor effort. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10680: Tricky. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10680: This grid was fun, thanks. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #56: Nice wall. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10681: The 'boards' got me! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10682: A fun grid - thank you. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

lurker22 @ #10968: Enjoyed this. Charlton Heston's first role as far as wikipedia knows 1941 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

j @ #10995: fair (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10981: Thanks, enjoyed that grid :-) (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: But! It was a great idea for a grid! (5 months, 4 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? (5 months, 4 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: Explanations not full enough for me, (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10989: Think they meant silly not point. Never heard of point point (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Moaner @ #10981: Saw horse ? (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Moaner @ #10989: Point ????? Rubbish. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10984: This is a well thought out grid. Good one! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #9267: You just gave a clue! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9267: irregular verbs? Who is going to get that? (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #5633: Clever. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #179: Cracker. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Spots le @ #10957: Salamander..It looks like a lizard but it isn't. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10917: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10918: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10927: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10928: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10940: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10946: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10950: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10957: Chinese New Year would be a more accurate connecting answer for one of the groups (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10968: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10967: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10972: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10973: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10974: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10977: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10983: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10984: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10983: Excellent grid. (5 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10761: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10755: I've learnt something from this grid - new elements. A great grid. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10752: I enjoyed this one as I got full marks😀 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10771: (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10773: Very tricky, but quite fair ( as long as you have an interest in darts!). (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10787: Very good grid, lots of red herrings here. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10772: Very challenging, but a fair grid. Well done to the compiler. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10981: Nice one. "Saw" tricked me but got there in the end. (5 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. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #7062: Excellent! (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #357: Nice easy one. (6 months ago)

Ian @ #10792: Very good, but not aware of Orchid (not the only one by the look of it ;-) (6 months ago)

Ian @ #10798: Nice grid, but now I'm hungry ;-) (6 months ago)

Ian @ #10977: Nice one, thanks (6 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10977: Thanks Alcorsa. (6 months ago)

readyg @ #10977: nice one (6 months ago)

Ragman @ #10973: The composite words are all also brand names.. (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10977: Excellent. Good grid. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #8387: Naughty but nice. (6 months ago)

Jane @ #8387: Love it. I laughed when I figured it out. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10761: Shame that 'slang' terms for excellent not accepted. Otherwise a great grid. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10764: Clever grid 👍 (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10769: Tricky! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10771: Tricky! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10805: The animals 'foxed' me! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10809: Great fun! (6 months ago)

Ian @ #10959: Like it, thanks (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10810: Great grid. (6 months ago)

Badger @ #10973: Very nice (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10838: Enjoyed this grid xx (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10839: Good grid, thank-you. (6 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10928: Nice one Wisty. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10845: Tricky, but fair. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10850: Fiendish but fair. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10853: Very specific knowledge required (6 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. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10857: Couldn't get NBA link. Fiendish grid! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10858: Agree with Nigel's comment below, too many anagrams for one wall.Great anagrams nevertheless. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10859: Struggled with this one! Hard but fair. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10874: Great grid! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10918: Good grid! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10921: Great Wall - beat me! (6 months ago)

Wenceslas @ #10961: Loved it - great connections. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10920: Must check out trigger warning. Another great grid 😀 (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10923: Excellent grid, very challenging - only 'got' the homonyms when the wall resolved itself! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10924: Challenging! As an ex- papergirl I got the newspapers but not the point as I didn't say defunct! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10927: Fiendish! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10928: Great grid. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10925: Enjoyed this one. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10959: Good grid (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10961: Great grid. (6 months ago)

Kat @ #10957: A salamander is an amphibian (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #2127: Nice one. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10967: Good one. Feel as if I should have done better. (6 months ago)

Dinah @ #10923: Really good! (6 months ago)

Dinah @ #10960: This is a nice easy one for kids (6 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! (6 months ago)

toast @ #10961: Good stuff , particularly liked the D line and the variety. (6 months ago)

j @ #10918: won fifa (6 months ago)

j @ #10928: hm (6 months ago)

j @ #10957: chinese (6 months ago)

j @ #10959: prep (6 months ago)

j @ #10961: lionfish (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #10961: Nice one. Had to have a couple of tries but got there in the end. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10959: Thought public might be acceptable or is independent term used now days? (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10961: Very good. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10414: Never heard of by heart! Good grid. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #1942: Came for the name, stayed for the game. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10416: Enjoyed this grid. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #4604: Daaamn son. I got reckt. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10421: Think being over specific on car makes was a bit harsh! Otherwise a good grid. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #8199: Good stuff. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #3712: Good work tree fiddy. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10424: Third line could also have been words within words e.g. LADle, USe, wAND, MANge. Fair grid otherwise. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #186: Please select the rabbit: (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10921: Excellent wall. Trump-worthy / 10. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10925: Whitehouse is two words. Otherwise good. HappyFace (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10845: Red red wine? Really? Also it's racquet, fyi. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10895: Meh (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10923: Most excellent wall. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10899: Not bad, prefer a more diverse wall. (6 months ago)

Butlers @ #10946: Dank wall (6 months ago)

Faye @ #10955: Being Welsh a big help! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10940: Got the groups but couldn't 'see' the opera link! A challenging grid - but fair. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10946: Good fun! (6 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. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10955: Tough - especially the Welsh animals! Enjoyed this grid. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Dinah @ #10916: Hilarious! Lol (6 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #2511: The anagram answer didn't work correctly (6 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #3225: Echoing, great originality! (6 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #4446: Great puzzle! (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10953: Good one. (6 months ago)

JQP Bach @ #8249: TIL rock glasses are a thing. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10950: Ugh. (6 months ago)

Rachel @ #10957: Were my answers correct? ? (6 months ago)

toast @ #10921: Nice one. (6 months ago)

toast @ #10923: Well done. (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #10950: Tough one. (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #10946: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't sort them in time. (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #10924: Good one. (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #10927: Nice idea. Got the idea early on but only one group. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #7741: Excellent. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #1015: Tricky and clever. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10835: It is a welsh form of John. (6 months ago)

j @ #1735: fine (6 months ago)

j @ #7802: hm, worm (6 months ago)

j @ #2040: ok (6 months ago)

j @ #2043: nice (6 months ago)

j @ #2050: cars! eskimo roll? (6 months ago)

j @ #2053: white and jm (6 months ago)

j @ #7771: speach! (6 months ago)

j @ #7781: altar! (6 months ago)

j @ #7738: hm (6 months ago)

j @ #7741: good (6 months ago)

Simon @ #516: Excellent-didn't score highly but metaphorically kicked myself when I saw the answers! (6 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! (6 months ago)

colonel bingtos the second @ #10835: yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (6 months ago)

colonel bingtos @ #10835: evan is not a version of the name john you poo poo head (6 months ago)

Joke @ #10941: Joke (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10928: Excellent. Chased those wild geese all over the damn show. (6 months ago)

pol @ #10916: Or maybe juvenile.. (6 months ago)

PPP @ #10918: I am justly reproached....I see what you did there.. (6 months ago)

Marvin Stinking Clam Muttonvapours Crushedvelvet @ #10918: Idiot! (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #9047: Nicely griddles. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #7712: Excellent grid. (6 months ago)

pPP @ #10918: That was PPP, so sorry (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10918: So sorry, provoked! (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10940: Good grid. (6 months ago)

T @ #98: Suggest adding tonic solfa as a correct answer for the musical scale (6 months ago)

Anonymous @ #10916: Adult content (6 months ago)

Network @ #10918: PPP your language is not suitable here! Please refrain from site usage or you will be blocked! (6 months ago)

AG @ #10921: (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10895: Oh yes it,or they, are! (6 months ago)

Ian @ #10925: Nice grid to start the day, thanks (6 months ago)

Sally @ #9646: Good grid (6 months ago)

Me @ #10682: Fair dinkum cobber (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #2957: Cracker. (6 months ago)

Me @ #5743: Great (6 months ago)

Pam 98 @ #2957: Really good (6 months ago)

Basil Fawlty @ #10665: Sehr Gut but don't mention the ......................... (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #2748: Easy but a good grid. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #7206: Red shift is an astronomical term. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10897: I liked this, you tried to be fair! (6 months ago)

PPP @ #10918: Piss off caracticus,annoying! (6 months ago)

j @ #9606: no (6 months ago)

j @ #9629: good (6 months ago)

Paulus @ #10936: I need to practice (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #8618: Nice one. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #1601: Quite easy but well put together. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10445: Tricky! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10446: Tough but fair (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10474: Challenging grid - The Italian Job actors fooled me! (6 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. 🙁 (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10535: Tricky grid, but fair. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10535: (6 months ago)

Melanie @ #10650: Who's Jimmy Riddle? (6 months ago)

Rear Amiral Lord Sir Caracticus Lambcutlett Scorpionwind @ #10918: Scaramanga! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10504: Great grid, knew the 'overs' but couldn't find the correct 4! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10510: The strawberries got me! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10514: Letter/number combinations got me! Excellent grid. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10513: Clever grid. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #1396: Good effort. (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #9231: I don't see why 15th letter should not be in the doughnut group (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #4720: Easy but good quality. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Badger @ #10927: Really good grid (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #10927: Same here! Hard! (6 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. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10928: Excellent. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10923: Good one. Must look up earthworm Jim. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #10925: Good grid. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Lord Sir Frederick Longstaff Greymulkin @ #8094: William Shatner! (6 months ago)

Lord Sir Frederick Longstaff Greymulkin @ #8000: Blackbird singing in the dead of shite! (6 months ago)

Reverend Malachi Merkywater Dazzling GIrth Talapia @ #1396: Donkey jawbone! (6 months ago)

Reverend Malachi Merkywater Dazzling GIrth Talapia @ #184: Chicken Jafresi! (6 months ago)

Reverend Malachi merky water dazzling girth Talapia Bo @ #10923: Shatner....William Shatner! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10510: Fair grid (6 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! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10509: Good grid😀 (6 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! (6 months ago)

Field Marshall Oswaldo pepper jack Swinefever @ #10918: Magic scaramangosi hiatus chimpanzee skrit!!!! (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10586: So how can an answer countries be wrong? Other three groups clearly 'sorted' (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10593: Again - obviously not enough 'key words' in the answer section. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10596: Pretty fiendish - but fair! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10592: MUCH better with your keywords here, hence the 100 % score! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Professor Lampwick rattling stick Lime cordial @ #10918: Johnny Mathis is indeed god (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10599: Pretty much rubbish - presumably not enough key words in answers. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10600: Not good answers links - e.g. First set of words, I answered days within Lent - deemed incorrect. Last set of words, parts of the body, deemed incorrect as should have been answered parts of the hand - rather flakey in my opinion. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10603: Fiendish! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Murgatroid loose kidney saint whistling crack @ #10918: Johnny Mathis is God! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Garbonso bitterdraft dust grain Hindhustanietta @ #10918: ......? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Count dauphinois leaping goat dangling plumsDe Languistino @ #10918: Bandaloo crawfish constant spring! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zingy @ #10921: Easy when you know the answer! Tough! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #10918: Oh dear,loony alert! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ariadne lotus flower stinking butter crab torso @ #10918: Clam wind follow night shytning brief Caruso dag rib swift! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Borigard alucard chimp tailbone De @ #10918: Vamcoover scrat gamon salt Peter ramdom shatting (6 months, 1 week ago)

Graften cat larynx turgidwater dog shattus @ #10918: Labdooby bambam jack fruit sliders chaffinch lam fritter dancing shat only fry carcass (6 months, 1 week ago)

Penelope vulgar ruffle swineleg Catastroff @ #10918: Fandangosali ! Mallard bragadusy night shafting crayfish breeze dimple starfish Wing!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Lamb water grease fat fragrant curtain @ #10918: Winter skreg mountain scorpion dancing under bitter wind jalfresi creasote mutton poltiss (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bancroft flagilay moisten crak Von pyecrust @ #10918: Rotten wing mutton flank shaving fry distant butter moonleg bam saviour! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Lamb water grease fat fragrant curtain @ #10883: Curry dog mantis running gandolpho shatting roadside crab tailwind fragrance (6 months, 1 week ago)

Horse chestnut shafting goose mama bearde clam @ #10913: Rough cheddar mackerel tail fin bam fraction shatters de princess Margret ! (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10900: Interesting effort. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBj @ #10908: Good one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Style @ #10900: HaHa! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Horse chestnut shafting goose mama bearde clam @ #10900: Flamingo egg lamb corset rotten leather cheese! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Starling feather stinking water Agamemnon jones @ #10917: Scrat las bam bam armadelius mutton scoop wassoon tailbone fragrant water! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Muscatel Dancing merengay Pythagarus @ #10918: Flambaysie randunga musgrave shyting chicken hind quarters!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10918: Nice grid, thanks (6 months, 1 week ago)

Lose-chester @ #10915: Pretty darn poor attempt only remotely accessible if you're as devoted to the show 'Supernatural' as the setter obviously is. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Topology @ #10893: .....??? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10918: Why a jerk? Nice grid! (6 months, 1 week ago)

TOPCAT @ #10918: so many choices i was robbed (6 months, 1 week ago)

Peter @ #10918: Great quiz, did it quicker than anyone in the office too! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Amy @ #10918: What a jerk (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10917: Good..just a little hot slip? (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10915: Not that good really, a couple of the connections just aren't specific enough. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10899: Fun grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Larry QuoVardis penny puppy walker @ #10909: (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #10838: Great grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

RegularTony @ #10874: Enjoyed it, but quite easy. Good effort. (6 months, 1 week ago)

C @ #10838: Great! (6 months, 1 week ago)

A @ #9951: Poplar is not a tube station - it is only a DLR (Docklands Light Rail) station (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #9543: liaison - bond? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wizard @ #3903: No,random and connection don't go well together... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #4314: Bless you too Coriolanus. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10899: Toast, I bet you were in your elements. Ian thanks. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10602: Really tough - but fair. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny Mathis @ #10893: Leeds united are shite! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #8161: Shat fandangosie mustardo the dancing chaffinch stinking turtle fire water skank mutton ! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #4314: Latoosh skrit flambaysie monkey cry Frey bentos plantaginate scaramanga bam am flare! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa @ #8849: Skrat Mandingos laughing bam bam lafyette mutton swift deys swasson cat! (6 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 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pope @ #10619: But which is the one true religion? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Coriolanus Lombardo Krakatoa the @ #2026: Monkey leg! (6 months, 1 week ago)

. @ #2026: (6 months, 1 week ago)

. @ #4683: Chicken shiatsu! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Huxley @ #10909: Works great. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2621: Nice individual groups- especially THORN- but not much overlap between them (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10755: Gaah! Should have done my band research... (6 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". (6 months, 1 week ago)

Flumpet @ #6339: Pork is cerdo and vaca is used in Europe not res. (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: That's what I thought. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10857: Too old for this one I thnk (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10905: I considered bag, but one word needs to be followed by bags rather than bag. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1942: Excellent. (6 months, 1 week ago)

RowG @ #10895: A trumpet is not part of the crown jewels! (6 months, 1 week ago)

ok @ #10904: THIS GRID SUCKED! SAINSBURY' S DO NOT PROVIDE ENERGY (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #10899: Nice grid, thanks (6 months, 1 week ago)

Toby @ #10905: Agree, singular should be accepted. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: One of the entries needs it to be bags really. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: One of the entries needs it to be bags really. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bonehead @ #10905: Bag should be allowed (6 months, 1 week ago)

Peps @ #10904: WHY THE CAPITALS, SAINSBURYS DO NOT SUPPLY ENERGY & ENERGY PROVIDERS NOT ACCEPTED - RUBBISH GRID (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #7972: Picky,griddy .nice one! (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10905: Thanks,Wisty! So neat. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10905: Apologies for the spelling error! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Griddy @ #7972: Your links should be singular and not require plural!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #9185: pretty good (6 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10612: InterPol is not an acronym, it would be IP. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #10610: Which newsagent sells Practical Magic? (6 months, 1 week ago)

10898 @ #10898: Ww! Srly ths grd s nmd ftr m! lv ths (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #9186: cat not good enough for Kitty group - you have to put "......Cat" (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10903: Out of my comfort zone...suspect it's good tho! (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #4747: Great griddling. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #4548: Excellent g riddling. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #3188: Good griddling. (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #10899: Thanks. That certainly tested our mettle. (6 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jonathan Carter @ #10898: This was a grate wall. Very cheesy (6 months, 1 week ago)

WorkingWorker @ #10898: Great work. That was incredibly hard. 1/10 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10666: Good if you're into history. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10678: (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10686: (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10687: Very tricky - but honest. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #10901: Go back to your crypt and stay there Dracula! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Et Cetera @ #2359: I knew there were birds and mythological figures but " Pardalotes" could really have been either. Enjoyable grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Nb @ #10902: Solution is not unique. Some good red herrings but they only work if there is only one solution (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10900: Good one! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10901: Good grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Shite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Julian Green is a silly little nobody....! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Cunt Dracula @ #10901: Shite (6 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Shiatsu (6 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Fooking shite (6 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #10857: Shite (6 months, 1 week ago)

parts @ #10830: stop saying parts (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10899: Cheers guys. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Gandhi @ #10898: GANDHI!!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #10899: Pretty Cool Man. 7/10 - As I Missed The Wooden Connection (6 months, 1 week ago)

nog @ #10898: blooming brilliance! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Fiend @ #10898: This was very fiendish, good job! (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10899: Excellent. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10897: Excellent. Stumped me. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10895: Nice one. I love it when you know the connections without knowing why you know. (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8884: got it (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8881: loose (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #13: ok (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9112: fixed (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #11: yep (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8832: mixed (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #8497: flaws (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #10896: Not like you,Blues.... (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10276: too narrow (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10279: blend? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10445: Last one was too obscure for me. I solved the grid but had no idea of the meaning. (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #10287: man! (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #408: enjoy (6 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #405: hard (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10894: Nice grid but i think female names is a touch broad as a category. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10884: Fine grid. Should have accepted duos as an answer though. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10874: Very easy, but good fun. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10894: Well put together- enjoyable gridding. (6 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10897: Very good gridding, tough but fair. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Brian @ #10897: Excellent. Full of red herrings and a nice quirky logic (6 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10595: Are you alright Lana (6 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10590: I can't hear you Lana (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10881: Four stars, mostly for the brilliant curry group. The hour group felt a bit forced though. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10896: Gutted! Won't open! (6 months, 1 week ago)

badger @ #10883: Very good (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10875: Nice one but older /alder doesn't work for me. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10874: What he said. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10583: Hello Lana (6 months, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #10582: I'm here (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10884: Nice grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #8618: Hmmm, wine tasting words... (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #566: lost one star for command line , bit too obscure . great idea. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #3712: Brilliant (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #2621: A well thought out grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #1875: Very good. Missed the palindrome. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10883: Nice one TY, stumped me. (6 months, 1 week ago)

nick @ #10884: nice grid, but quite easy when you spot about numbers in group (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10432: Really good misdirections. Enjoyed it (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10433: Some obscure connections here. (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mo @ #10458: far too vague connections? (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10883: Excellent! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mandy @ #98: Good grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

JonnyH @ #10858: Brilliant, got me completely (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10881: Excellent grid. Thanks (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10878: Good one. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10875: Good one. Not totally sure about Older/Alder but nice grid anyhow. Thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10869: I thought it was an excellent grid too! :-) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Olneyrelate @ #10875: Hmm..... I'm guesssing the first group are preceded by pre not ore? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #10877: Miss Young is awesome! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10869: I thought it was an excellent grid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

rabbit @ #10874: Should be "Billie" not "Billy". Nice grid otherwise. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10570: Thankyou (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rob @ #10869: What a load of rubbish (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

JEFF @ #10838: great compared to mine! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

timbertim @ #10764: very funny my old cock (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10858: Possibly too many anagrams to solve within the time frame allowed. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Truman @ #10752: 7.8/10 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10859: Great grid; top notch work. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10864: Jeff? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Charmeth @ #7078: 118 would now need to be Oganessian. Or Strange (from Xenon) would fit nicely. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #10864: WHO COMPILED THIS ONE? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1061: pedant is right (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1052: don't give up the day job (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1069: biblical women not accepted........... women in No 1 hits not accepted...... duh and duh (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rolypoly @ #10864: You've hit the mark ,Jeff.. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10818: Edinburgh. But if it wasn't for @olneyrelate we would never have got to the bottom of this (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10854: Splendid! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10560: Boring (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ben @ #2184: I have won puzzle grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10864: Wow,so clever and original, (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10827: Better! Keep trying! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10829: No pleasing me, eh?! Who's pressing the buttons? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10858: Barcelona isn't a capital. Good grid though-double puzzle (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave P Wartburg @ #10861: Another winner!! Brilliant work. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10854: Tough one but good! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10850: Good one. Some distracting red herrings. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave P Wartburg @ #10860: Fantastic!! Really tests one's high level general knowledge. The submitter really knows his stuff! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

K @ #98: Pronunciation clues only apply in certain parts of the country (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10844: Nice grid. Good to see all the DIY references! Keep busy. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

nigel @ #10848: Was this on the list of things to do??? Nice grid. Struggled with the multiple husbands (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Enfys Alan @ #10853: It was really hard. Who got 10/10 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Topher Abílio @ #10853: I loved it (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymous @ #10853: Amazing!! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Basher Bill @ #10764: I see what you did there. (6 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. (6 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. (6 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. (6 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 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10843: Tough! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10842: Quite like your puzzgrids! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10842: Quite like your puzzgrids! (6 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 (6 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.. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10838: good (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10841: me too (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10843: hard (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10845: real ale (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10843: Great stuff. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #89: nice (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #9245: spit (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #192: fun (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10405: good (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #10175: 10/10 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #9047: good (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #9214: fun (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

c @ #10831: I put animals spelt backwards and you didn't accept that? That's poor (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #358: nice (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #3: polar (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Erastes @ #10831: I put animals backwards and got incorrect. Boo! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #433: ok (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #152: dime bar (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #6692: hard (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #179: nice (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jj @ #6672: hm (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #3712: hard (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10792: Yes. The updated versions have replaced Mrs White with Dr Orchid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10799: (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10797: Pleased I sorted this grid correctly. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10830: Clever! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10792: Never seen an orchid in cluedo! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10793: (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4657: Good grid👍 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #4657: (6 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 👍 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9160: good variety, but no red herrings (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10841: Not sure I got it. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10836: I like it, but not so good if you have not got a tv license. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Et cetera @ #2661: Would probably class this as "easy" , but a decent grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10840: Ingenious! Great grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10841: Excellent grid. At first glance thought it was too easy but then it got me. Nice one! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10833: Most enjoyable, nice mix... entered TMS for "Marks" group, and that was accepted... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10837: Mumbo Jumbo (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10833: Surely cricket is acceptable.... Good effort though. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10833: Good one! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10827: Completely unfathomable for me. (6 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10833: Great grid, well constructed; but would not accept Cricket as an answer. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10834: Nice grid. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10836: Again another very enjoyable grid. Straight forward But enjoyable non the less (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10838: Very enjoyable grid, keep up the good work (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

big vic @ #338: try spelling things right (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grid @ #10838: Really good! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr Lambert @ #10837: Achievement point everyone (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

amy @ #10837: you love homework, i love you..... jakey from amy quinn (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blazej @ #10837: This was rubbish (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10837: 10/10 buzzing (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #10837: Loved it! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jakey @ #10837: I LOVE HOMEWORK (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rochy @ #10837: Terrible quality (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ed sheeran @ #10837: rubbish mate (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10837: :( (6 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 :) (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10829: Excellent! (6 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 ;) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10831: I thought it was neat! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

PEDANT BOB @ #10831: TOP 20? BIT VAGUE (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

poop @ #10832: great (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9139: officer down?? No problem with aster though (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10522: Better than Dursley (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10823: Beer and female artistes. Most enjoyable and informative, thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #1665: didn't accept "phonetic alphabet" (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10823: Very interesting. Didn't know the hops but loved the punk one, (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10810: Good one! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

jack pyne @ #10822: it was very good (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #11: Put "websites" for the websites, and apparently it didn't count :( (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10537: love this grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10792: Orchid in Cluedo? My version must be out of date! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

MBe @ #10798: good grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

lukens @ #156: Should really accept "westerns" for the one (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10792: Good one. Lots of red herrings to trip over. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10810: Enjoyable grid Wisty, nice deception. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #4548: ...and back to the Medums I go! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #4736: I thought the Family Guy names were UK Cabinet Ministers! Too low- brow for me :) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #6140: Ren, you idiooooot! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Please Select the Rabbit @ #10815: Only got it 'cuz I'm a Peep Show fan! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10516: Good clean wall (6 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! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Luke @ #10586: Excellent! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10812: Nice one! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10776: .?why so? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: ttr (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: good (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10032: god but hard (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10806: Good Gridding. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #10810: I was sure there was a group of guitars in there! Nice one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Farrell @ #10801: This isn't a Kahoot? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rochy @ #10801: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

WIDDOP @ #10801: :( (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10795: Excellent grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10787: Very good , nice grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10809: Found this really easy but good (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Davep @ #10809: Fun (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #2129: Pity it wouldn't accept playing card nicknames in lieu of poker terms, as these are used in a plethora of games beyond just poker... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #10755: Good grid. I wasn't up to date with the new elements before playing this. One thing though, the hyphen in Saint-Etienne made me think you had to be referring to the city. The band name did not have a hyphen. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2129: a puck is made of rubber (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10736: Clever! (6 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"... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10754: Land as an answer should have passed Reality as an answer should have passed Nice spread of themes! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10803: Hand or wrist would have worked too! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10764: Knob gags! LOL! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10773: Liked that! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10791: Burger! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10805: This is meant to be medium at best - not fiendish! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zingy @ #10806: I didn't mean this to say fiendish! Medium at best! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

hac @ #10805: Oooh lots of red herrings! Liked it! (6 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... (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10790: Very good! Thanks. (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10773: Good one. Agree that it's more hard than fiendish. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10762: Only grid I've had a chance to do in a while. Good choice! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10798: Nice one. Good crossovers (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10771: Good one. Got he final groups by accident. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

peter @ #8410: very intriguing last group. luckily I know my tube stations. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #10798: Nice gentle grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

K @ #4248: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kyle @ #10780: How bad is this? on a level of 1-10 its an 11. (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peperami @ #10761: Enjoyable! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peperami @ #10795: Nice grid! Enjoyed that (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10790: Love it! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Widdop @ #10796: Smashed it (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Farrell @ #10796: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael Rochford @ #10796: Pressed on the last one by accident... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blazej @ #10796: Good (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10764: Great fun. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #5633: Nice one (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10501: I can remember Give us a clue - I wish I couldn't (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #10788: This is awesome! Well done you (6 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! ;) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Y @ #10764: Not funny! This is a horrible grid (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sam W @ #10782: Best one so far (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Spinner @ #10777: THIS IS SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

SamC @ #10749: Great:) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10750: Absolutely Fantastic (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

James McColgan @ #10750: Great (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ryan @ #10749: 10/10 would do again :) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lewis Spinner @ #10749: Amazing (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10762: Enjoyable Milo (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

me @ #7924: Rose in there twice... useless! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Penny Black @ #10492: Is that you Nigel (6 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 (6 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! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Olneyrelate @ #10769: Very well thought out. Was struggling obsessed that it must be "Tracy Island" for sometime! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9262: packover? overpack? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9263: boobie? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

? @ #10764: Really? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10762: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10762: Very good grid! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10761: Good one! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10763: paul cake shop? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10759: Good one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10757: Good one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

CSW @ #10764: Ha! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10762: Tuba control group was more than a bit forced, Captain Kirk a nice one tho (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10761: Nice crossovers. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10761: could have done with accepting 'synonyms' or 'great' rather than just 'good'. decent grid though (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Picky @ #10490: Metre (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #4750: Nice red herring in the blue/royal categories. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #10757: Ha ha, very good. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #10741: Forrest Gump ! I got it but, really. And common romantic gifts. The other two were good though (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

et cetera @ #10752: Would make it harder. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

5 @ #10763: Excellent red herrings and ultimate linkings. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10762: Very clever and fun. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

carolyn @ #10396: the actress is Carrie FISHER (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10172: Northern Powerhouse - verrrrrrrrry obscure! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #185: Slow worm????????????? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10730: I put tors for the 4th group and was given incorrect 😥 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10714: Terrible (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10738: Good grid 😀 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10741: Good grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10742: I wrote German for the Oktoberfest and that wasn't acceptable as an answer. Otherwise good grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10758: Couldn't crack this one (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10759: Good fun (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael @ #10757: Thanks (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael @ #10759: Thanks (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Thanks @ #10759: (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10757: Loved it! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10755: Super grid- although the group that contains Japan foxed me. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10757: Good stuff. (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Some Guy @ #10754: The worst links on any game I have played on this site. Is this a joke? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10755: Just a couple of points but some nice info. Thanks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10756: I enjoyed it nice mixture (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10754: Mon ami. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10754: Congratulations! "Famous people who can speak French" is quite the most pathetic link I have ever seen! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

RidBackGal @ #10754: Very Fiendish! Only 4 points achieved! Bravo Sir (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Titch @ #10731: If you knew the subscriber then you would be surprised how well constructed and difficult this was! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Emerald Eyes @ #10257: 4 typos! The correct spelling is "pronunciation", not pronounciation. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Emerald Eyes @ #10257: 4 typos! The correct spelling is "pronunciation", not pronounciation. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

doop @ #7920: "they are all marvel characters" doesn't work, as many other are too. They are, however, all Avengers. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Will Strange @ #10748: Well done, 10/10 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sam @ #10748: 10/10 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10745: The 'band' one doesn't work. The NFL ones are team names, not mascots (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10741: Good but not accepting 'gifts' was a bit harsh (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

BOBBO @ #10724: Nuts... So far from where I normally try to find connections. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

BOBBO @ #1708: Different, really good. should be salesmen though, and I wish it accepted the singular "anagram" (6 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! (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10742: I wrote "animals hidden in word", but not allowed (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10738: Fairly easy but Very good. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10728: prefer your easier ones (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10731: more difficult (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #10738: Easy one today (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #6672: IIIEEEAAAOUGH !!! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3456: WILLY WARMER (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #8618: WHINE (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #6833: THE LAST ROW IS RELATIVELY ANNOYING (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #566: F VS TRS (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #8355: pot noodle (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3188: Elton Mess (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #1708: Snot Badminton (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3712: heavens, god, grief, luck (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #186: red rollmops (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #98: cookie cookie (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Class @ #10219: We voted 4/5 stars on difficulty due to there being no tutorial! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #37: look at Jenny! expensive glasses! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10731: Very good! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10730: Good grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #35: kids television + quiz shows = fat arse (-yoga) (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10728: Good one! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #26: snooker balls - resistance stripes - your mum's pant stains voted 1 star (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10721: Whats royalty about jackass? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #15: "brain op" (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #14: 1 dwarv 2 dwarphs 3 dwaughs (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #13: Francis, Wittington, Van Dyke, Muncher (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #12: please please me (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #11: romans didn't go for a number 2 they went for a number II (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

North Star @ #3: nipple tassles (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

? @ #51: What's the group with fry, town etc. If small is incorrect please? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #10641: Nice one! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10724: Fiendish indeed,creative grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #10616: Think the drop category is very contrived. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #10610: Would not accept Political parties. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Captain P @ #10434: Quality. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10720: Blast! Sorry about that. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10720: Dafoe is the actor's name (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10720: Interesting grid with nice herrings. Did for me. Thank you. (6 months, 4 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! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10707: Good one. I got the groups but with the wrong connections. Enjoyable grid. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10711: Good one. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Henry @ #377: Typo in "Tumeric", should be "Turmeric". Good fun. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10709: Excellent! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10696: Nicer one! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10695: Very good grid! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

MN @ #10709: Most enjoyable one I've played for ages, 5 points not complaining (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10711: Loved it! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10709: Loved it! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10714: Google Negative nancy? (6 months, 4 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 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10709: Nice! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10711: Great grid. I didn't spot the connection between the connections until it was too late. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10711: Nice additional connection between the four connections! Good work... most enjoyable ;) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10711: Thanks. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10704: Bit of an eye opener, well argued ! Thank you. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Harvey @ #10714: Cool (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #7812: Seriously??? O.O (6 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. (6 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. (6 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! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #10573: Types of Tradesmen? Really? Professions or Jobs would have been better. I wouldn't call this easy. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10688: Nice one! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10687: Good grid! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

AnimateMe @ #10711: Nice one on the red herrings in there :) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mac @ #10711: Easy as your ABC ;) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10588: Good work fella... always good to see Adult Swim references in a grid ;) (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10623: So many initial possibilities, only just conquered in time - enjoyed as always... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10621: Most enjoyable as ever, nice mix... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10693: Anything referencing Viz and the Pistols is good enough in my book ;) Good gridding! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10683: Clever grid (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10685: Fun grid. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10696: Enjoyable and clever (6 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 ;) (6 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! (6 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? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10702: Good,more tasteful than your name might suggest. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10693: Some nice ideas (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

BruPak @ #10705: Wtf? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10705: Maybe just a tad obscure for general consumption? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10696: Nearly very good. (6 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... (6 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. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4907: Nice one (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4915: Terrific! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4850: logy not ology (6 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... (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4872: I imagine you went with Jose Luis Brown in the end? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Josie @ #10692: Ah,got it,typo? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Josie @ #10692: What is misspelt? (7 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10695: Well it's a good thing I solved this after 9pm... (7 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10692: Bloody hell it was hard enough to get points with the mis-spellings and double clues but then to not give a point for typing ontological argument just seems mean. (7 months ago)

Chigley @ #10695: Fun grid (7 months ago)

Luke Price @ #10219: No Instructions (7 months ago)

jack @ #10219: Didnt waste my time at all!!! :) (7 months ago)

Liam Cullen @ #10219: No instructions (7 months ago)

Nicole Douglas @ #10219: No instructions on what to do. (7 months ago)

joe @ #10219: really enjoyed this (7 months ago)

Curatesegg @ #566: Excellent work! (7 months ago)

PaintedInPink @ #10689: Pretty easy, all the groups are relatively obvious if you think about them, but still a great try! (7 months ago)

PaintedInPink @ #10689: Pretty easy, all the groups are relatively obvious if you think about them, but still a great try! (7 months ago)

AnimateMe @ #9336: I like this one. Very tricky, a nice little red herring in there to throw the scent off a little bit too :) (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #10664: Where has this grid gone? (7 months ago)

toast @ #10678: Good grid. Particularly liked the pipe line. (7 months ago)

geoff @ #10679: didn't allow x men without the hyphen (7 months ago)

Philippe @ #8403: Good stuff (7 months ago)

Philippe @ #10685: 10/10 (7 months ago)

Nic @ #10685: Very nice puzzle (7 months ago)

George Shaw @ #10664: This is good. Easy to make the connections and hard to find the correct link. (7 months ago)

Shab @ #1942: Very devious (7 months ago)

Shab @ #2661: So fun! (7 months ago)

Milo @ #10682: I like the Lions line 🙂 (7 months ago)

Milo @ #10683: Liked it! :) (7 months ago)

Shan @ #10682: Really fun! (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10678: Straightforward, but good fun. (7 months ago)

Scoobydont @ #10679: Very good - nearly got all but 'eye' didn't! (7 months ago)

Scoobydont @ #10651: Top Draw (7 months ago)

Milo @ #10676: Slainte! :) (7 months ago)

Chigley @ #10677: Not sure why it wouldn't accept Terrier as an answer! (7 months ago)

Dinah @ #98: Great grid! (7 months ago)

Novice @ #10678: Easy peasy (7 months ago)

Dinah @ #10615: Very easy but good fun! (Will D - you obviously don't do the food shopping! Lol) (7 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) (7 months ago)

Dinah @ #10646: Pretty hard! (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #10677: Nice,though the answer for the herring category puzzled me a bit. (7 months ago)

Dinah @ #10676: Nice theme! (7 months ago)

coolguffs345 @ #9408: amazeballz (7 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 (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #10676: Great Saint Patricks day grid! Thanks.. (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #10666: I think the spread and overlap of dates and subjects made this harder for me. (7 months ago)

dave @ #8773: (7 months ago)

Milo @ #10651: Great grid. Got caught out on the rug line despite knowing what one was! (7 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) ;) (7 months ago)

Mintyfresh1 @ #2296: 16 seconds! (7 months ago)

George @ #10658: very good (7 months ago)

Agffs @ #10651: Bless me! Thanks for the elucidation: round here we tend to call carpet cleaners "carpet cleaners"! (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10651: Rug Doctor is a machine for cleaning rugs / carpets. (7 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. :) (7 months ago)

Agffs @ #10651: What is a rug doctor??! (7 months ago)

Simon K @ #10653: Very nice indeed (7 months ago)

ajs @ #299: not familiar with CBS sitcoms that don't show in the UK (7 months ago)

toast @ #10609: Nice variety. (7 months ago)

wrong @ #10646: It's Ms Dynamite. FYI (7 months ago)

Clare @ #184: do-able (7 months ago)

Clare @ #98: fun (7 months ago)

Clare @ #10641: Very Rodeo (7 months ago)

Ahab @ #10648: Shit player (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #10640: Lovely grid! Beat me! (7 months ago)

Ahab @ #10641: fun! (7 months ago)

toast @ #10623: Enjoyed this one. Thanks Wisty. (7 months ago)

peter @ #10638: okay but didn't agree with snooker connection answer given. (7 months ago)

toast @ #10626: Good idea (7 months ago)

toast @ #10632: Interesting though the Manchester connection left me stranded. (7 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!) ;) (7 months ago)

Ian @ #7787: As a footie fan particularly of Sir BR, it was very enjoyable, top grid! (7 months ago)

toast @ #10624: I was completely innocent of one of the subjects. Never taken much of an interest in aeroplanes. Keep it up! (7 months ago)

SpaggBol @ #10638: Nice Grid - not too challenging! (7 months ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10642: Guessing King Eric needs no explanation? ;) (7 months ago)

Mike @ #10642: Absolutely superb, well played! (7 months ago)

Omegaman @ #10580: Wouldn't accept ...... Street (7 months ago)

Milo @ #10634: Liked the Gimme line 🙂 (7 months ago)

Pamela @ #10369: Really good..................until we got to Captain Planet (7 months ago)

ZBJ @ #10607: Nicely done! (7 months ago)

RHM @ #10639: Loved the quiz, lots of Red Herrings :) Spin off as two separate words could be added for that group (7 months ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #10632: Good! Loved the hidden 10cc theme (7 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 (7 months ago)

Mogster @ #10627: Another one full of people I don't know but again it didn't detract from the effort. Thank you. (7 months ago)

Mogster @ #10626: I didn't connect with any, nicely researched. (7 months ago)

Mogster @ #10625: Good grid Milo, most enjoyable. (7 months ago)

Mogster @ #10624: Good crossovers Blues and I discovered some new odds (7 months ago)

Mogster @ #10622: Two I knew, two I didn't. Nice one. (7 months ago)

Mogster @ #10621: Thanks I enjoyed it.k (7 months ago)

Eh @ #10362: Who's Baby Ruth? Babe Ruth, yes (7 months ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10625: I think you've missed the point of these things Will D. Good grid. (7 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. (7 months ago)

Blues @ #10624: Howzat Will? (7 months ago)

Frank @ #98: Ray and so do not exist in Solfegio (7 months ago)

Badger @ #10609: Good grid (7 months ago)

Joy @ #98: Tonic solfa not accepted, boo! (7 months ago)

Tim @ #8355: Nice one. You have to get the 'pan' ones first to discount wings. (7 months ago)

Tim @ #1942: Comedy duo's took soo much time to get right! Great wall. (7 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #10624: After a little delicate thought I tried "Lady of easy virtue" only to be denied the point! Fun grid though! (7 months ago)

Bobretd @ #10618: Great grid, like the 3 choice red herring for Morse (7 months ago)

Johnnycomelatley @ #10622: Wasn't any red herrings so very easy x (7 months ago)

Will D @ #10624: Rugby is not the finest sport... cricket is! (7 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... (7 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10623: Bowie,which row do you refer to? (7 months ago)

Bowie @ #10616: Indeed Will D.... Nice grid YomHems. (7 months ago)

Bowie @ #10624: A little bit of thinking and guile but I solved it, without paying anyone! Good grid Blues. (7 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. (7 months ago)

Bowie @ #10622: Who indeed. Who were those other people. Another tough one for me. Thanks. (7 months ago)

Bowie @ #10611: We live and learn. Tough one. Thank you. (7 months ago)

Bowie @ #10621: Decent early morning tester. (7 months ago)

Bowie @ #10613: Global messages. Somber but good work. (7 months ago)

Omegaman @ #10575: Occupations wasn't accepted! (7 months ago)

chris @ #10534: I enjoyed this grid although it took me loads of attempts to separate the horses and French animals. Well done. (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10622: Nice grid. I've never heard of Fact or Faked but thankfully I knew the Simpsons voice actors and the members of The Who so it all fell into place. Thankfully "actors" was accepted for that category. I will now look up and watch an episode to see what it's about. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10615: I don't understand any of the bacon connections. Otherwise good. (7 months, 1 week ago)

TomHems @ #2661: Very clever (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10617: Cracking Grid, good fun, but had me well and truly beaten. (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10621: My guess is Wisty doesn't listen to THAT much garage music. Great grid with twists and turns but ultimately satisfyingly solveable. Classic Wisty! (7 months, 1 week ago)

pinger69 @ #10611: The "great" in the great depression refers to large not fun so it's not an oxymoron (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10619: Easy, but good. I fell for the same problem as Tbone. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Tbone @ #10619: 4 out of 10 because I used symbols instead of typing words :( (7 months, 1 week ago)

TomHems @ #10617: Very difficult (7 months, 1 week ago)

TomHems @ #10619: 12 days of Christmas is too challenging for me (7 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10602: What do you mean, Ennjay? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10616: Drop the kids at school loloolololol (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lornie-Ann @ #10575: My answer to the first question was correct but it said incorrect! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10611: Tough grid. I really liked the Great Depression line. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ennjay @ #10602: I'm not sure prepositions are what you think they are for one of those groups?! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10603: Very clever! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Nigel @ #5633: Really liked this one (7 months, 1 week ago)

Nigel @ #10330: How's the pigs Dora? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Smarty @ #10329: We got 10/10 (7 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #1643: Echo the other comments. (7 months, 1 week ago)

oli @ #10607: excellent (7 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10605: Very good! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #6967: Ephyra. Faun. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10548: What. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10553: I agree with bonehead. Ragtime is a nice anagram for Maigret but not targim. And meg cracker?? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10603: You win this round! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10561: I typed in football clubs, anniversaries, red and boot and got nothing for any of it. (7 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10603: Fun! Great red herring with the Face/Off! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10599: I don't think people are called dwarves nowadays. (7 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10599: Chris, it was "hoo", the sound an owl makes :) (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10599: What's the animal noise in Hooliganism? I feel daft having to ask, so nice reply please guys. (7 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. (7 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. (7 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? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Andrew @ #10599: Dwarves aren't mythical. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10593: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10596: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10572: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10583: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10582: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10588: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10590: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10582: Well I liked it. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10592: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #10598: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10590: Clever grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10595: Hard but clever. (7 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!) (7 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! (7 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 ;) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10593: I really like this,great fun...couldn't complete it though.... (7 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...) (7 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10592: Thank you! I just disovered this site today and I'm having a ball creating grids! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10592: One of your best grids (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10593: lol I should've got the never gonna give you up group but I'm an idiot (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10595: Very fiendish, you got me I thought it was lord of the flies (7 months, 1 week ago)

T. McCoy @ #10563: Good come back (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10596: Jeez that was impossible... well done (7 months, 1 week ago)

EvieLore @ #10596: Thank you, thank you! I do my best to best you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10577: Perhaps A bit straightforward (7 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... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10596: Very smart stuff! :) (7 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 ;) (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10581: "Piece of Mind" is also more importantly (IMHO) an album by Iron Maiden! ;) (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10580: Most entertaining... done with only seconds to spare! (7 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! (7 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! :) (7 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! (7 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! 😂 (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10582: So sorry! I should have double checked as it seems to have autocorrected. I should have read valeric. (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10582: I think that must surely be a mistake.shame,rest of grid was nice! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Juliette @ #10585: I apologize, I typed "runway" twice. If anyone knows how to delete this, please let me know. Thanks! (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10579: Jolly gridding! (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10582: I don't understand the names group- where is "Eric"? (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10584: Good grid, well constructed and fun. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10580: Good gridding; had me perplexed but pleased. (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hal @ #10581: Yeah, the accent can be tricky. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10581: I did think about that..but sounded wrong "a" not "e" in my way of speaking. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hal @ #10581: Wiz, "canyon" is a homophone for "Kenyan". (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10581: Canyon? Am I being dense again? (7 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10572: enjoyed the grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10576: thank you again (7 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10577: enjoyed the grid , cheers (7 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10578: I thought it said ties ? my mistake , good though (7 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10579: nice one * (7 months, 1 week ago)

mario @ #10580: enjoyed your grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10578: Nice work! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mr Spellchecker @ #10579: Tounge should be Tongue, but this didn't stop me cracking the grid :-) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bun @ #10575: Bun not accepted? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10572: Wow very clever (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10576: Fun grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10573: It didn't accept bun... Tradesmen is not a great answer. Not a bad grid, though. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10571: Good grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10577: Lolololololol (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10577: pretty good grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

maggie @ #10576: Very well done (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10569: Good grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

maggie @ #10579: What's wrong with tounge bonehead? Very well done nice and easy (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10579: please correct "tounge" (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10579: A nice easy puzzle for beginners. Good luck! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mrsdespard @ #10565: Nice grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10569: Aww, thanks Wiz. :) (7 months, 1 week ago)

mx @ #10575: Brilliant! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wes @ #10568: Enjoyable Grid thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

Badger @ #10568: Nice (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10568: Super gridding. (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10568: Great grid. Nice dummies (new age, New York). (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10569: You are way too good at this, Milo! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10565: Good crossovers. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10565: Good grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10542: Good grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10557: Fun grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10443: Very nice ,tho the polar group was a tad below par maybe? (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wes @ #10561: enjoyable grid :) quite easy but nowt wrong with that (7 months, 1 week ago)

Graham @ #10443: Tits McCoy! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10547: Enjoyed the grid but very simple and basic. But still sometime an easy grid is required! (7 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10561: I would disagree! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Aims @ #10561: The inventor of this grid is a dick! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #10554: This might be my most favourite puzzle ever! Well done! (7 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. (7 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10544: I see! Or I think I do...thanks. (7 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 ;) (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10554: Nice easy grid, ideal for first timers perhaps... however it's "Spaniel" and "Anniversaries"... (7 months, 1 week ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10552: Agree with previous comments, and also it's Cavalier, not Cavilier... (7 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 (7 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. (7 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. (7 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!) ;) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10555: Extremely Fiendish. Is "sugar level" really a thing? (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10554: spice isn't accepted. :( (7 months, 1 week ago)

Diablo @ #10298: Todays sermon will be read by ..................... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Diablo @ #10297: Is Bolton School hellish? (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10553: targim? meg cracker? shell cracker? butter on cake? what planet are you from? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #2850: Liked the ... over the .... one (7 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #10166: Pretty straight forward (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10547: A fine effort. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10546: I enjoyed it but you may need to have a look at the accepted answers. Thank you (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #10534: Enjoyable bright grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

King h @ #10551: Some vagueness (7 months, 1 week ago)

poohbear @ #10552: agree with Tbone (7 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. (7 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? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10537: I have come back to this one after drunken lunchtime, I like it a lot, (7 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. (7 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! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10551: The gorge group escaped me, but enjoyed the rest. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Brett @ #2069: Inconsistent nonsense (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #10548: Doorter??? It was fun, but I can see a lot of complaints coming up :) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #10544: DON'T DOCTOR WAN NEW TO ME (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10546: Nice one! Thankyou! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10544: Yep, that was a query of mine too! Harry P enlighten us? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #10544: Good grid! Bit puzzled by the 'don't doctor' - what does that mean? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #8000: Croeso... Your welcome! (7 months, 1 week ago)

..wiz @ #10544: I did enjoy, tho the line with divination puzzled me a bit. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mark Lucas @ #8000: Damn you! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Harry P @ #10544: Hope you enjoyed, it's my first one so sorry if there's anything wrong with it (7 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? (7 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! (7 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 ;) (7 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... (7 months, 1 week ago)

...??? @ #10536: ..???the comment. Grid is good. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister ztom @ #10536: Come and play puzzgird with us Danny. For ever and ever and ever (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mister ztom @ #10530: Liked it apart from Russell's, which was rather forced. (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10539: aren't those creatures all rodents? (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #10540: watermint? fores? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10542: Forgot a couple of key words:( Please feel free to award yourselves the appropriate points. (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #10535: Great grid. Lots of possible combinations and some great misdirection. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10534: I enjoyed it, nicely constructed and a bit of E.G. has to be good. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10530: Liked it. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10540: Decent grid, thank you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #10537: I like olives and I like this grid. Thank you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10540: Very clever (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10535: Good grid. Deep and Crisp and Even! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10540: Clever! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10528: I believe you, maths not my strong point, but I got one whole row all by myself:) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Dickie @ #10537: Brilliant! (7 months, 1 week ago)

KJ67 @ #10534: Good grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10537: A lovely grid,great fun! (7 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10487: Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #10523: Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mark Lucas @ #10526: Good puzzle - too many red herrings. (maybe not) (7 months, 1 week ago)

Chigley @ #10530: Good grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #10532: You are on fire today Milo! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Milo @ #10528: There are crossovers but only one possible solution as far as I can see? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mario @ #10531: Thank you enjoyed the grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10528: too random. too many can be in multiple categories (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #10527: Easy but good (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10522: Enjoyable grid (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10529: Fun grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10522: Too/To/Two tricky for me. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10524: Super Gridding! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10526: Well constructed grid, good fun. Only small negative- how can articles be synonyms of themselves? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10523: I don't know if you can, but can't see your mistake so far. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10523: I made a mistake on this one! How do I delete? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10512: Nice grid!and well-spotted Dickie! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10515: Gardener?but nice one! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10516: Woops, meant to put it as 'Easy'. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10175: Great grid! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dickie @ #10512: Cheeky secret category of Simpsons family members! ABEcedarian, BARTender, HOMERoom and MONAstery. Not sure if intentional. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10219: Think the symbols preceding the clues and the question marks after one in each group negate both the knowledge and acumen to solve the grid and find the connections... good ideas but perhaps less "signposting" required in future? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

nathan barker @ #10219: hard (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sophie Coyne. @ #10219: the grid was okay to complete but found it a bit difficult to explain what the link was. It would make it easier if there were like boxes you could click on to show your answer like there is on the puzzle grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10513: For the "Wind" group, these could also be followed by "up"... don't know if that's too tenuous to award myself full marks ;) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10513: Tough, but very good. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

anna @ #10068: well, I got it right because I sorted all 4 categories, but the reasons were in a different format % scored me 'incorrect' (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10497: It's not sand kassel if you are from the south of England! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10510: Great grid. (7 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... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #10500: This one was so fucking British... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #10505: Nice red herring. I thought neighborhood was going to be in the "watch" category! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10505: A smart phone I think. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #4136: What's not to like? Brilliant. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #4136: I loved (but missed) the fi group! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10498: Nice to see a bit of controversy... I am on the side of..... Good Grid. Tricksy, but good. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10481: very good... can I have another 20 minutes or so ? A tough test, but good. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10488: I'm with Simon. Sorry, no fun at all. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

mi @ #10167: (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10505: ...& what the hell is an apple-watch ? Sorry, not on my fave all time grids of all time. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10509: Yes I liked it.... now which numbers go where ? Just 5/10, but a good grid Ty (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8815: good, variation, doable without being too easy (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10505: The group without a capital letter was a give-away. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10507: Oh dear. That's a bad mistake. Very sorry. :( (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon @ #10488: Rubbish (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

fantom @ #10507: Good grid, but where's the "u" in Gem minces for ee cummings? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10500: A couple pf cognitive leaps required here...and methinks soup could've been bettered. But imaginative in parts. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10500: Ridiculous (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10500: got to be joking (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10506: yes, agreed re frozen, also hidden prepositions (7 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 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10508: Thanks Wiz! :) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10502: Rather nice . (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10508: And another ! Great fun... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10507: Cool grid..As ever! Thankyou Milo. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10506: Good but think frozen was a bit weak. Icecream!? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #6094: I agree with the comments left so far. Let a decent grid down. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

pinger69 @ #10500: spelling carat with a K abit of a stretch, not a valid solution (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt Rowland @ #10498: Too many of the north and south clues were interchangeable. West, America, Pole... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Martine Sexy Bum @ #10497: Loved it but failed miserably. 3/10. The creator is a genius. (7 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. (7 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. (7 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'. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10498: I thought the 'rule' is that there should be one (and only one) possible solution to a grid? (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10493: Don't like 'before' or 'afters'. Just choose one (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10498: LVG- surely that's the point of tricky gridding. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10497: Not rubbish, just pretty difficult. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10498: Great grid; loved it. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10499: Good grid, but would not accept diving as an answer. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10498: Plenty of places to go wrong here...... actually quite pleased when I spotted Kanye West :-( (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Teddy fed @ #10452: One group at least lacks red herrings? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10497: Bit harsh, very good in parts I thought. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Budd @ #10497: Rubbish. Too obscure. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10452: You put two of the same answer sets as your other quiz. Defeats the point a little (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10496: Cheeky! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10495: Good connections. (7 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 ;) (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10490: Good categories! (7 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... (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10432: Good skills, most enjoyable! (7 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... (7 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 ;) (7 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...* (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10487: Great grid! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #2115: Little falls? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10475: Quite enjoyed this! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #2115: What's LF school? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10237: Oh dear, I must disagree.. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10237: Mrs Thatcher was the best PM this country has ever had! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10235: Bit harsh compared to some of the rubbish we have had lately (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10494: Nice grid, my era too (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10445: Marvilush heffort Milo. Make min a large one. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AnnaRobbie @ #10492: so many. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nigel @ #10493: Very interesting grid. Liked the use of Stele (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #10492: I liked this - so many conflicting connections. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr Snide @ #2006: Words ending in 'o'... seriously?! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10488: Cheeky! (7 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 (7 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.... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rich @ #10473: Pingu (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: Michalis below was not the real michalis! I do not have a speach impediment (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a peach impediment. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a peach impediment. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: Michalis below was not the real michalis! I do not have a speach impediment (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10481: Nice (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10477: They are in the standard english list of homonyms . (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Michalis @ #10477: I have a speech impediment. (7 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 :) (7 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. (7 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! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10477: I pronounce them the same! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10438: very difficult as some of the names overlap into other areas (7 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. (7 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 :-) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10475: nice try, but the grid connection was a bit clumsy (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10477: you may pronounce floors and flaws the same, plenty of people don't (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

peterunder @ #35: Good! Ram, Panther, Lion and Eagle are all.... but I might use that on one of mine! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10472: Very Nice red herrings: maybe too immediately clear what all the groups were though. 4/5 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10476: Nice one. I'm guessing "Writers" was the fourth connection you thought of? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: Definitely the President then. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10466: Not very internationally friendly and not the most politically correct descriptions (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #10473: I like dem bulls (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Laura @ #10473: (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

pale fisher @ #10452: People in history????? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: That would certainly explain it!:(( (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #9780: good grid enjoyed it thanks (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

?? @ #10466: I think this might be Donald Trump trying his hand at puzzgrid? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10432: I like it (7 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!) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10447: Very enjoyable grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

le @ #1634: All nouns made it seem rather random (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10445: Dalwhinnie for me! :) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10466: Imao a strange grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #2198: Fuck right off. i put computer manufacturers and it didn't accept it. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #2264: (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #2288: i said star wars. poor grid (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

mystic @ #9880: (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lol XD @ #10454: Hey Kristen (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

q @ #10448: read instructions first (7 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... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lol XD @ #10453: I'm so hello (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Casey Groom @ #10390: This is fun and it really makes you think. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wolf @ #10396: Nice grid, thank you (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

greg06 @ #10446: Too hard I even don't get it. it's stupid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10447: Favourite grid in a long while! Love literary themes, and really good answer detail. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10445: NL YCN N CT, you've given us a clue from time to time! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10447: That is a very satisfying grid,Thankyou! (7 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! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10446: Nice, but could be more challenging (boxes that could be in more than 1 set). (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ghostmoon @ #10446: Kinetic is spelt incorrectly, and the "add E" group is a little tenuous. But a good grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10445: Great grid...blues, toast and NL YCN N CT will like! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10430: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10445: Cheers! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonnyH @ #10439: (7 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 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10441: 1 second to spare! Nice one Milo. (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10430: Good, enjoyable grid (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10437: Clever (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #10435: Starboard 'side'? Is that actually a thing?? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10439: Good one! Some different categories which always makes it good. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10433: Oh; a bit too tricky for me. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10432: Very Clever, had me guessing; good fun. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ber @ #10438: Enjoyed it (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cleopat @ #10349: Didn't show the answers disappointing. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

BB @ #1184: Annoying that 'Show' was not accepted for answer (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10432: Nice one, enjoyed that (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Maurice @ #10193: Djibouti city is capital , as like Mexico and Mexico city (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10429: I have only heard of two of these people! (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10424: Ooh, thanks! Well spotted! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10433: I get some of this, but rest escapes me,, (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #9789: kept guessing x (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Placement police @ #1887: Someone's weeds are another's wild flowers. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mika @ #10431: The Reservoir Dogs one feels way too specific of a connection. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10425: Disappointed it didn't accept "Terriers" as an answer for the Boston group... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #9407: Good fun not to taxing couple of good red hearings (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10103: No idea what ptms is other than it was ok (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10076: Nice one was kicking myself for not getting rays (7 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 (7 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 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hmmm,m @ #10213: Yes you are. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lorna @ #10405: Great grid (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

You @ #10213: No I am not (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #10213: Toast - you must be as old as me (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10429: Way out of my league.. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mwt @ #10424: Could be Della.... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #10425: counties of England very feeble, otherwise ok (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ali @ #10353: Load of rubbish (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10413: Hard! But good. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10413: You've made my head cave in. Enough for today. Good one. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10400: Ouch indeed, tough but good (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Beth @ #12: Needs to be easier (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10403: Wisty another mind cruncher, couldn't put them all together. Thanks. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10398: It had me grasping at straws. Spot on Brer, we all know little bits. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10397: Good effort Blues, Like the wine explanation. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10407: Great grid again, down to the wire but got there (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10396: Nice easy grid. Thank you. (Apostles ?) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mogster @ #10395: Usual fine standard. Thanks. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10408: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #5552: liked it (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10424: Oh no! I've made a mistake with Ladle. Very sorry everyone. :( (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dennis Volley @ #10421: thank you great fun. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

cleopat @ #10421: good fun thank you (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #40: I think my connection of "pseudonyms" should have been accepted for the stewart granger etc group. It's difficult enough already (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4548: the flags got me (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dennis Volley @ #10416: Brilliant missed the last two lines (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #10421: Sorry - one of the Henrys should have been "Jack" (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

aiht @ #7206: Nice one! Great red herring group with the letters (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett @ #1981: I mean it had it's moments, but would you say you were proud of this? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10412: Good for some? Not for me tho... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10413: Too rich for my blood Milo, but great connections! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10416: Another winner Wisty! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10416: You make very nice grids,E.L.! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #10416: excellent, as always (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10414: Good grid, I solved it, but got stuck on one group. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10414: Byte! Unit of memory size... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10393: Enjoyed this one. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: we need a wine grid toast. Thank you for the feedback. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alani @ #10412: Wtf? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mrs Wibbsey @ #10414: By? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mrs Wibbsey @ #10414: By? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10408: Nice grid - as always. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #2336: Could add 'age' after instead of 'missing' before (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gonad @ #10370: Fantastic grid. Hats off. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Knockers @ #10407: Was Northern Irish footballers a phantom category? Kudos if so. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10408: Oops forgot to say nice effort E.L. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10408: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10407: Coincidentally it's a good grid. Nice one Wisty. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Batwoman @ #3668: Totally unreasonable to get marked wrong due to hyphen or plural (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Batwoman @ #3671: The words in connections were harsh (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ConfusedOne @ #10405: Excellent! (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10405: Good stuff! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Norm @ #10385: Too narrow in content (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10405: Very pleasing, thank you. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #10403: half right for this tricky number you sly fox ;-) (7 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 ^_^ (7 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... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AM @ #10360: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AM @ #10395: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10403: To tough for me but thanks. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AM @ #10396: The apostles was not recognised as the correct connection (7 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 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Staff @ #10194: Nice one (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10399: How have Australia won Eurovision ?? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1792: foot in length........... not the best (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #2045: huh? (7 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... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

peter @ #10396: good for beginners (7 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 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #10396: Apostles acceptable? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10400: Very clever and difficult. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kat @ #10396: Nice grid, just misspelling of 'Fisher' could be misleading. (7 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 :) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10400: Ouch ! Pretty fiendish. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10399: Impossible for me, try a million things had a million errors. Thank you anyway. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10398: I managed one row. The rest left me totally nonplussed. Tough. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #10397: Ish Goodsh. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10395: Good one. ( I would have swapped out sorting and used "Home"....) (7 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 ^_^ (7 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. (7 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:)))) (7 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 ;) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eh @ #10178: What's the point (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10397: I thank you. I have quaffed in the fashion of a very thirsty man. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #10395: Good grid, most enjoyable... Keep the coming! (7 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 ! (7 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) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10376: Children..... Children for goodness sake ! Never ever watched friends.... (7 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 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #10397: Very good grid... I only got 2 connections (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10397: Nice Friday grid! Enjoy your Friday night tipple.thankyou.. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

K67 @ #10397: My knowledge has been expanded considerably! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10395: Enjoyable Wisty (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10394: Good one E.L. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10393: I live and learn. Interesting and excellent descriptions. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10386: Clever grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10391: Best I've done for a while! (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #5673: Preceded? Maybe not! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10393: Good but could have accepted 'Canadian', 'Finnish' etc (7 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... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #10391: 'Blastodisc' sounds like something out of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sigh @ #10392: Rechristen Dotty Man. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10393: Nice one! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10392: Lots of points without any points = pointless (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10391: Very challenging, but well constructed. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10392: No comment! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10212: Brilliant grid. Difficult, and clever. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10391: So many snooker players....... Got the egg group, but that was it. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zoe @ #10386: Decent grid. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10390: No red herrings that I could see? (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10383: Somewhat schizophrenic difficulty, and a scythe isn't really ax- like (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nick @ #10376: Good twists liked this one even though didn't get right (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jemima @ #10387: *marshmAllow.. Good grid, otherwise. (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10384: Categories were a bit more similiar than I was expecting, made it much tougher than I expected. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10371: Good grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10367: Enjoyable grid! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10381: Good fun, but once the bat connection was spotted the rest all came together quickly. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10382: The last one was a guess (I went - wrongly - for Croats), but the rest took very little time. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #8300: Really enjoyed, liked the decoys, good variety of categories. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10381: Really enjoyed this, not too many decoys, but enough to not be overly simple. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #8300: Good one (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10376: Good stuff! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #7239: pretty good, 4 distinct threads with good red herrings (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10369: Decent (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #10377: Iffy about so many categories being of the same general format. Good attempt, though (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10379: Hadn't heard of many of the answers in the Mike group. Enjoyed, though. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10376: Just enough decoys to make you play smart, or possibly get tripped up, well enjoyed. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10368: Seriously? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10374: Category acceptance seemed a bit wonky on one or two, but overall, was nice and not too hard. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10369: great grid. solved it but didnt get the last connection (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10371: enjoyed this grid, thanks. purple group stumped me :) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBE @ #10112: great grid thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBE @ #10270: loved this, just right amount of red herrings (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

MBE @ #10339: Great Grid, thank you (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10371: Fine effort Milo (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10376: Nice one! (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keith @ #10376: Agreed: a starfish is not a fish. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simonindelica @ #10292: Perfect, got 10/10 with 15 seconds to go - great job. (7 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'... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simonindelica @ #10369: Terrific grid, two minutes of red herrings then it all fell into place. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #10369: Awesome! Loved it!! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Booooo @ #10338: River not accepted??? Jennifer not accepted??? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #4913: Awesome, really love this one! (7 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. (7 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? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elias @ #10324: Enjoyable. Jackson group was hard to get credit for (I didn't), but I did feel appropriately challenged. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10366: Very creative but too tricky by far for me. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10365: You could just add S but a good grid otherwise. (7 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! (7 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! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Timwi @ #10353: All of the category names are gibberish, and thus correct answers are not accepted. (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nice ... And sane! :) @ #10342: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Loki @ #10347: www.connorcan'tspell.com (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E @ #10352: Lacking categories in the end. Some terms misspelled. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10353: Take a break,gridders. Sanity will return. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Papa @ #1497: Garner rhymes with Ghana? Maybe in London... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #8726: agreed (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10347: Clearly a Connor Saw. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10343: Well that was different! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

mr ggg @ #10354: the best mr k (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10341: Not bad, the -ie link was a bit tenuous, with mix of brands and nouns and verbs (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

theo @ #10347: mine is better min (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10347: hi connor (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

scott @ #10347: brilliant love it to bits best one yet (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: ahvbdahjbvbhfd (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: mlg (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

theo @ #10348: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

feo @ #10348: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10346: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10346: ygyugyv (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #10346: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1152: Oops ,Frasier. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1152: Why was the Frazier link mean? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #1379: A nicely produced grid. Very satisfying. Didn't get the fore set. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #1152: Rowdy roddy? Me neither. Ran out of guesses on the piper set. Nice grid though. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #2748: Very satisfying grid. Didn't get the itude set. Should have!! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #10338: Not a unique solution (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #1513: pathetic, and I don't mean me (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10333: Good one! (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #5633: Enjoyable clever awesome (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zero @ #10144: I thought encomium was a new element (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #10328: Good gridding. (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dora t @ #10329: impossible (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dora t @ #10330: excellent (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10333: Clever grid! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10324: Good grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10328: Fun grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10330: Good grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10328: Fun! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10330: Great grid, thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10329: Interesting - but very hard. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10329: now that was tougher than a very tough thing. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10325: Nice (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10328: Nice ideas:) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

KJ67 @ #10324: Good grid Wes (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10327: Gosh, good knowledge,but too obscure for me.:( (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10326: Yep, thought it might be refuse! Nice tho! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fangio @ #10326: Apologies in advance for the spelling errors. Refuge should of course be spelt refuse! Ilfracombe not Ilfracoombe. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

mattycr @ #10324: Great grid! Although you didn't let me have singer for the Motown artist one! :-P (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

mattycr @ #10280: Excellent and unusual grid! Had five attempts but only managed the Olympics connection! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10324: Yes, I enjoyed this! Thankyou. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10325: Great Grid. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon K @ #10325: Excellent! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10324: Nice grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10174: Trump and Arse go together well (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1741: Apple butter is a slow cooked caramelised sauce I discover. New to me too. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #10183: Some great crossovers (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #1790: Hi Big Phil..try to comment without spoilers? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1733: Great grid (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1741: Not sure about the apple one (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1790: Didn't get the journalism one (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1790: Didn't get the journalism one (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #1960: Very easy 30 seconds (7 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 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10136: Too good for her (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #10128: We live next to the witches (7 months, 4 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... (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10319: Tricky! (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10318: I like the mates line especially! (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10298: Along with Jackal they are canopic jars not canonic Virginia is not a country (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10305: Good grid. Annoying that Meirion had lower case 'm' (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10305: Enjoyable grid (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10308: Wouldn't accept "bear" as an answer (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10316: Interesting grid with clever red herrings (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10315: Really fun grid. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Milo @ #10316: Ah, That makes sense now! :) (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #10313: Hard but clever (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #10316: Sorry - f***ed it up, "Duck" should've been "Rubber" (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9270: all connections are of the same type, ie add a word. No red herrings (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9271: pretty good. all right except I put tv detectives....not quite close enough (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10302: Toast is right, I have never seen him make a mistake... Not a bad effort. (7 months, 4 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. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #10307: I got them but I didn't know why! Nice effort. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bigman @ #8558: Really liked that one (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Morph @ #10302: Absolute trash. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wes @ #10310: ?????????????? (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mr. Kernan @ #10309: Best. Quiz. Ever. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #10234: Not much fun... (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10307: Ah yes, I do,foolish me. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10307: Wiz doesn't understand the chuck line,help!:( (7 months, 4 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 n