Comments about all grids

Hotspur62 @ #12785: Good grid but didn't accept Lord Of The Rings characters (39 minutes ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12918: Thanks Blues, I'm glad you didn't consider me ironic; it was a genuine comment. (41 minutes ago)

Estelle @ #11709: It's Heston Blumenthal, not Blumentine (50 minutes ago)

toast @ #12918: Thanks puzzGrid for sorting this by out and thank you Blues for another original and entertaining puzzle. (50 minutes ago)

Blues @ #12918: Cheers E.L. (I'm not responsible for previous comment, obviously some wag enjoying a bit of mischief.) (1 hour, 5 minutes ago)

Jn @ #12922: Very festive (1 hour, 55 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12920: Oh of course,sorry! (3 hours, 43 minutes ago)

Wiz @ #12920: Turtle? (4 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Omegaman @ #12905: Wouldn't accept winds,which the weather terms are all strengths of. Otherwise a good grid (11 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Dave @ #12910: Doesn’t accept revolutionary from the revolutionary group (12 hours, 30 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #12914: "Simmons" rather than "Simmonds," perhaps? (12 hours, 43 minutes ago)

Dave @ #5633: Fun that the groups are on a theme but pretty easy tbh (12 hours, 48 minutes ago)

Oliver @ #12673: Where's Nottingham (12 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Benny Dorm @ #12915: Good stuff. (13 hours, 23 minutes ago)

Nellington @ #12910: The grid accepts 'right wing' for 'Reagan, Oakeshott, Nixon, and Thatcher' but doesn't accept 'left wing' for 'Corbyn, Varoufakis, Benn, and Sanders'. Other than that, good grid. (14 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Benny Dorm @ #12910: Very tough. (14 hours, 15 minutes ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12918: Maintains your usual very high standard Blues. Cracking grid. (14 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Jan @ #5633: Clever with all the groups being linked too (14 hours, 50 minutes ago)

rabbit @ #12915: Thanks for this, I liked the gimmick a lot :) (17 hours, 44 minutes ago)

Jezebel @ #12915: Fun grid, thank you. I agree with toast about the explanations; they alone are worth a star! (18 hours, 39 minutes ago)

puzzGrid @ #12918: Have another try toast! (18 hours, 41 minutes ago)

kmc @ #9394: (18 hours, 51 minutes ago)

toast @ #12918: I beg to differ on the "Easy" rating as I can't even get it to open .The quality rating is indeed unknown and likely to remain that way ( though I suspect it is rather good). (19 hours, 18 minutes ago)

toast @ #12915: Excellent. And great explanations ( thanks spell checker but great expectations doesn't quite do it). (19 hours, 24 minutes ago)

anthony @ #12917: youve posted grid twice , a good grid (19 hours, 39 minutes ago)

anthony @ #12905: a good grid , hurriane is a strong wind (19 hours, 43 minutes ago)

JamesD @ #12917: You seem to be posting each grid twice. (20 hours, 8 minutes ago)

gridaddict @ #12905: nope didn't accept comics even though the Beano is currently published. Also didn't accept insects. (21 hours, 26 minutes ago)

squareeyes @ #12910: Won't accept "nutters" (21 hours, 35 minutes ago)

JamesD @ #12910: The category name keywords are not adequate (21 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Andy @ #12905: It accepted insects and comics for me - it may have been updated between me playing and you guys playing. Great grid BannOns. I looked at it at first, and thought I wouldn't be able to do it, but then somehow it fell into place and I got 10/10 after trying a number of different things, so that's perfect in my opinion. (22 hours, 1 minute ago)

Electronics @ #11636: "Electronics" should be accepted as an answer. (22 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Flavours @ #11718: "Flavours" should be accepted as an answer. (22 hours, 8 minutes ago)

Central America @ #11843: "Central America" was not accepted as an answer. (22 hours, 10 minutes ago)

Clinton @ #12905: Didn't accept comic books. (1 day ago)

Cheeser @ #12905: Should accept insects and comics.... (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #12902: Fun stuff, a few problems but still good work. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

R. Bisto @ #12905: Good grid, but some of the solutions need to have wider choices. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Anon @ #12905: Should accept "storms" I think (1 day, 10 hours ago)

Jan @ #683: Wicked (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Kay @ #12905: Brilliant! (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Jan @ #3712: V clever with good red herring (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Jan @ #573: Good links (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Jan @ #573: Good links (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Jan @ #4155: Very clever with some good red herrings (1 day, 11 hours ago)

squareeyes @ #12899: Thanks very much for your kind words! (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #12835: Mystified by the places- 'settlement' can refer to any size of place and a district is usually bigger than a town. Still works as a group but not for the connection you specify. (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #12895: Good one! (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #12902: Think the spellchecker is the problem not the solution here! More knowledge of homophones is what's needed. (1 day, 12 hours ago)

bonehead @ #12902: reigns? terra? where's your spellcheck? (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Dave @ #12773: Good concept, but my days those explanations are lame (1 day, 13 hours ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12902: Would not accept prefix multiplier for kilo etc? (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Dave @ #12900: Good grid. Neat hidden fifth group. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Dave @ #12903: Farthing is not a currency (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Dave @ #12902: Kilo, giga etc are not exclusively computer terms (1 day, 14 hours ago)

S. Cutcheon @ #12898: Clever grid; only a slight point, but surely it should be Anna not Anne (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12899: Superb, first rate grid. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

peekay @ #12773: Awful, sorry....but just awful (1 day, 20 hours ago)

jamie @ #12773: did not enjoy this (1 day, 21 hours ago)

mpvectis @ #12710: excellent set. Many thanks. only issue is I typed in "seaside" for the final set and was told "incorrect", could you please add to the list of possible answers if indeed correct, if not, I'll scratch my head some more. (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12764: Excellent grid. (1 day, 23 hours ago)

anthony @ #12882: a good grid (2 days ago)

ejg @ #12011: wouldn't accept devito movies!! (2 days ago)

ejg @ #12050: there may be a dolphin fish, but a dolphin is a mammal... and who says marlin fish, or swordfish fish. Bit tenuous (2 days ago)

ejg @ #12056: wouldn't accept 'harrass' for pestering :-( (2 days ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12879: Very difficult, but entertaining. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Grace Quirell @ #12880: Wow, that was tough! I had no luck at all. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Gladys Allover @ #12881: Fun and challenging. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

J.Cloth @ #12882: Great fun. Well constructed. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12883: Deeper and down. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

mpvectis @ #9302: nice as a demo grid (2 days, 2 hours ago)

ejg @ #841: would not accept geographical coastal features... landforms? harsh (2 days, 2 hours ago)

ejg @ #841: would accept geographical coastal features... landforms? harsh (2 days, 2 hours ago)

awdawdawdawdawd @ #10378: oww (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Flicka @ #12839: Like it. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Flicka @ #12884: Very weak connections. Australian cricketers! (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Olaf @ #12664: (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Hans @ #12664: (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #12844: Great grid. (2 days, 13 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #12848: I agree about the river parts. Also I knew US states but didn't bother with capitals and it wouldn't allow, which is harsh! (2 days, 13 hours ago)

JamesD @ #12884: Some of these connections are pretty weak. (2 days, 13 hours ago)

Dr Watford @ #12883: Nice grid - the double DOWN works well and adds a level of confusion! (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Diane @ #1462: Marked me incorrect for Sandra??? (2 days, 17 hours ago)

bonehead @ #12882: liked this one (2 days, 17 hours ago)

MisterS @ #12883: Oops - same clue in twice. Is there a way to edit? (2 days, 19 hours ago)

toast @ #12881: Unlike Bob G I did like the Mondays and unlike the gazpacho group in your previous submission the freeze line didn't leave me cold. Good one. (2 days, 21 hours ago)

toast @ #12879: Paris turned out to be Mission Impossible for me but the grid is entertaining thanks. (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #12881: Always nice when an clue gives you the key to a group that it's not actually in... (2 days, 22 hours ago)

Wiz @ #1405: Diane, that's the point? (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Diane @ #1405: The islands were incorrectly spelled ie Isle of Wight (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Jim @ #12744: Nice grid. I'd never heard feldspar in place of orthoclase. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Jim @ #12743: I agree, nice grid; the Puck group was especially clever. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Jim @ #12738: The Dinner group could also be "____ roll." (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Jim @ #12725: This red herring may have been unplanned, but I kept chasing a roller coaster group (Comet and Beast are two famous ones, and Dark Destroyer sounded like it could be one). (3 days, 11 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12799: Goed! My ignorance! Is this Dutch? (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Ed Bouy @ #12866: Good grid, very well constructed, (3 days, 16 hours ago)

K uit L @ #12799: super GOED (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Jezebel @ #7835: Another case of trench foot here...fun grid! (3 days, 18 hours ago)

fenton @ #12621: It should be 'Little' not 'Large' for the first part of the comedy act..... (3 days, 19 hours ago)

mpvectis @ #7846: nice one to use as intro if you are new to grids (4 days, 1 hour ago)

mpvectis @ #48: nice mix. only got 2 but they were some reward at least :) (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Matt @ #12839: loved this boys (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Matt @ #12814: I retract my rating. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #12814: Did not accept synonymous words but otherwise a good grid (4 days, 11 hours ago)

EJG @ #642: dissolve does not mean decompose (4 days, 17 hours ago)

anthony @ #12848: a good grid ,parts of river should be accepted (4 days, 19 hours ago)

toast @ #12866: Liked the scorpion line. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12853: No,Blin! I agree with you!why on earth is is there?!! (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Jezebel @ #12859: Enjoyed this...anything containing Yarg and the rest of its group is good by me:) (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Blin @ #12853: Agree that it's one of the 4 largest cities by population in Europe? Because it's not even close. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

EJG @ #579: Sorry to carp, but wouldn't accept grumble (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12746: Knew who they all were except Princess Merida but still only got one group. Excellent grid. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12745: Good grid, didn't accept literary genres (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12743: Good grid, the groups are linked nicely together. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

anthony @ #12853: a good grid with plenty of red herrings (4 days, 23 hours ago)

toast @ #12817: Nice variety. (5 days ago)

Blues @ #12833: Cheers Nellington... Nice alternative as well. (5 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #534: decent grid (5 days, 1 hour ago)

mister tom @ #12848: Ohio and alabama are interchangeable so it's notba valid grid. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12859: Cracking grid, perfect balance of difficulty and fun. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Diane @ #1082: Didn't accept clergy??? (5 days, 15 hours ago)

no one @ #12781: answers are not diverse enough to make it worth doing (5 days, 15 hours ago)

no one @ #12807: noble gases is correct (5 days, 15 hours ago)

The Cypriot @ #20: Decent (5 days, 16 hours ago)

! @ #226: Not good enough for this site. Bad taste to have the names of murderers. And check your spelling before you press submit. (5 days, 17 hours ago)

bonehead @ #12850: I put "Oxford Colleges" - not accepted (5 days, 17 hours ago)

bonehead @ #12857: tricky but enjoyable. Couldn't remember the title "green grow..."! (5 days, 17 hours ago)

bonehead @ #12859: pretty good all round, liked it (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12853: Actually I agree about Düsseldorf. (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Blin @ #12853: How is Düsseldorf in that last group? It has nowhere near the largest population in Europe (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12848: Virtual palindromes? I don't buy that! It would include a lot of words. A good grid. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12853: It may be a quibble but I think that Hull is not that.. UK I believe. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

EJG @ #351: I put beasts of burden (5 days, 21 hours ago)

MB @ #12810: fun grid (5 days, 21 hours ago)

EJG @ #276: wouldn't accept towers (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Amanda Hugenkiss @ #12848: "Parts of a River" should be accepted for the bodies of water (5 days, 21 hours ago)

MB @ #12785: Good fun (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Amay @ #12853: Too much obscure(!) general knowledge, wants more cunning thinking (5 days, 21 hours ago)

EJG @ #205: wouldn't accept names that can be male or female (5 days, 22 hours ago)

EJG @ #92: doesn't accept us sporting bodies!!! when sports bodies appears in answer. poor (5 days, 22 hours ago)

EJG @ #12450: have an issue with magarine... none are actually margarine, and it wouldn't accept spreads (6 days ago)

EJG @ #12486: I went grammy winners rather than one name... they are both (6 days ago)

Amay @ #12786: Great idea, very clever thought (6 days, 1 hour ago)

EJG @ #12525: solved it but too many that could be preceded by good - made it more about luck if you didn't get that set in the first 2 (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Amay @ #12850: Great fun (6 days, 1 hour ago)

EJG @ #12589: wouldn't accept periodicals for publications (6 days, 1 hour ago)

EJG @ #12611: only accepting impertinence. too pedantic (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Narrow Neck @ #12848: The place names are virtual palindromes too, just one letter switch needed in each! (6 days, 2 hours ago)

EJG @ #12660: Action connection seems pretty tenuous.. but to toeswest, don't see what's wrong with O'Hare as an airport? In chicago, usually referred to just as O'Hare and the busiest international airport in the world. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Narrow Neck @ #12844: Another cracker. So seemingly simple and yet not. Thanks. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

chris @ #12844: well thought out grid (6 days, 2 hours ago)

pockets @ #2791: fun but quite easy (6 days, 11 hours ago)

pockets @ #8386: not too easy, good grid (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Nellington @ #12833: Excellent grid. Top marks! P.S. - An alternative answer for the 'fight' set are 'things that are in other things', ie. Bun in the oven, cat in the hat, bull in a china shop and dog in the manger. (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Only Me @ #2296: Lovely (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Fitz @ #12850: "Constituent colleges of Oxford University" I guessed "Walking Dead" Correct! (6 days, 13 hours ago)

Blues @ #12833: Toast, first time anyone has described me as elegant... That aside I agree with your identification of the twenty-one units a day rule although I have fought a hearty campaign to increase it. Thank you E.L. , Jezebel and Amay, reading your comments adds a little extra to one of my recommended 21 units. (hic.) (6 days, 15 hours ago)

J.Cloth @ #12835: Oh joy, what webs spun for our enjoyment. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

J.Cloth @ #12848: Straightforward, yet good fun. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Ed Bouy @ #12849: Amazingly similar to 12850 (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Ed Bouy @ #12850: Well done, great gridding! (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Mike @ #12850: Couldn't resist marking it highly as it is the first grid I've got entirely right. One of the lines is very difficult. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12814: It's not just about hurting feelings. It's about getting it right too,so many things to evaluate, where to start? (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12738: Good grid, didn't suss the 3rds at all. (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Franklinchestser @ #12673: Omnibus and bus are the same vehicle (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Ian @ #12848: Great grid, good links, and I came down to the buzzer :-) (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Jezebel @ #12837: plop...thanks for replying on my behalf :) (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Jezebel @ #12837: toeswest...I think your Yankee-Doodle-Dandyness excuses you from the DLR line, too:) (6 days, 19 hours ago)

toeswest @ #12837: Got the Ians and (of course) the Greek alphabet, but was stumped on the final eight. I'll use my color-blindness as an excuse! (6 days, 19 hours ago)

JOEY ESSEX @ #12850: QUALITY (6 days, 19 hours ago)

S. Cutcheon @ #12821: Good grid, well constructed and fun. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

lol @ #160: lol (6 days, 21 hours ago)

max caton @ #12225: very easy im 7 and I can do it (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12814: And it's just my opinion that its a bad idea. (6 days, 21 hours ago)

A @ #9020: Terrible category descriptions, but fun and easy grid. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Rufilla @ #12846: 10/10 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Rufilla @ #12846: It was good but quite hard. 👍🏻👍🏻 (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Louis Macro @ #12846: Very enjoyable and decently difficult. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Amay @ #12809: Tricky, bit too much general knowledge over cunning thinking, but hey (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Amay @ #12810: Almost ran out of time, just got it, nice level of difficulty (6 days, 22 hours ago)

plop @ #12837: Republic of Rhodesia, was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979 (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Wiz @ #12814: I don't think it's a great idea to grade gridders for a lot of reasons, (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Amay @ #12813: Nice, difficult enough to be interesting (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Amay @ #12821: Is superheroes not an adequate linking word? Good links though (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Amay @ #12829: Excellent, very cunning links (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Amay @ #12833: Very good, kicking myself for the ones I didn't get (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Amay @ #12837: I like the connections, but I can't see how it fits to Rhodes (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Amay @ #12844: Gah, should have got at least one of these... good cunning links (1 week ago)

Oli Flynn @ #12841: BABES YOU DID WELL (1 week ago)

Luke Netts @ #12840: LOVED IT BABES (1 week ago)

Anton Deck @ #12839: Fun grid. (1 week ago)

Theresa May @ #12839: What. A. Grid. (1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12835: what can i say, im a kendrick lamar fan! (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12835: Should have used "Parish".... :p (1 week ago)

Nb @ #12812: Challenging grid let down by the answer recognition. I got all four groups but didn't get a single one accepted as correct. (1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12835: True, however I never stated that it was a word. Bernard and Romeo are technically names as is Rigamortis (Kendrick Lamar song) So I believe the connection is still valid. Half the answers in this grid wont be found in the dictionary (1 week ago)

Naomi @ #12835: I think it's "rigor mortis"... "Riga"mortis is not a word. (1 week ago)

toeswest @ #12835: Nice grid! (1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12833: Not difficult once you crack the ‘code’ but definitely a very classy grid. Thank you! (1 week ago)

toast @ #12832: Nice grid . Plug and the others rang a bell all right ( I used to have copies of The Beano when the strip had its original name of When the Bell Rings). Thanks for the memory. (1 week ago)

toast @ #12833: There is an elegance in the simple lines of this grid that belies the notion that a man who has his fortnightly beer allowance twice a week is incapable of recognising beauty. Personally I have long held that sticking to the recommended limit of twenty-one units a day is the foundation of a cultivated taste. Cheers! (1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12833: Superb, great grid. (1 week ago)

Stu @ #12832: Sensible clues. Frustrating! (1 week ago)

elMik @ #12834: Have to admit, I was useless at this one! Was looking for a Beatles link with Norwegian WOOD and Penny LANE but was sooooo wrong! Enjoyed it though! Thanks Mikelou! Good one! (1 week ago)

Chemist @ #12807: "Noble gases" should be accepted, no? (1 week ago)

Peekay71 @ #12830: Might i suggest this is not so much a Puzz grid board, but more of an intellectual wank. Of interest to only an incredibly specific audience of Latin scholars or Harvard interns. Experiendum durius (1 week ago)

Peekay71 @ #12586: Cheers Goonersaurus....by your nickname i'm judging we're both blessed with the same Emirates based malaise? (1 week ago)

MaryJane @ #12829: Did you cut the word implant down so that it made a clue for another line? Thats a douche move..... (1 week ago)

Anon @ #12829: "Hold" lines too tenuous, Creatures line waaaay to difficult to spot, i guess " imp" is a typo for something longer? and only only a couple crossovers......5/10 (1 week ago)

Poooo @ #12831: It was fabulous darling (1 week ago)

Ben Chilcott @ #12830: This was difficult because even when it showed the answers I didn’t see a link (1 week ago)

Mynameisjeff @ #128830: The answer is. I don’t know (1 week ago)

toeswest @ #12825: Smoking IS a life choice = NOT the effect of one! (1 week ago)

Flop @ #12819: Hmmmmm. (1 week ago)

Seymour Butts @ #12819: Tough but really enjoyed :) (1 week ago)

Amanda Hugandkiss @ #12819: I thought this was extraordinary; you have a very graphic imagination. I look forward to seeing more of your work. (1 week ago)

uncstebah @ #12817: Clever. I liked this one. Thank you. (1 week ago)

Amay @ #12803: Bostonians... cunning (1 week ago)

Rob @ #12769: Good quiz by good people. (1 week ago)

Archie M @ #12819: Good quality. Fun for the whole family :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hubby @ #12814: Excellent grid as always. Thank you!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12685: Excellent grid. It beat me! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sue. S. Canal @ #12819: Tough, but fun. (1 week, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12814: Thanks for the support guys (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jim @ #12706: Very nice. This grid feels like one they would use on the TV show. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #12819: Got a bit lost in this! Managed one row. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Waly @ #12819: Oh dear......Oh dear oh dear (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #12814: And Mister Tom? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #12814: I agree not me, but what about E L Wisty and toast? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Vinyl @ #12814: Agree not Wiz!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Laura @ #12814: Marked ‘no fixed abode’ as incorrect (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jonas @ #12814: Ok Vic, but not Wiz. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Ian @ #12814: Great grid, thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

Clinton @ #12815: How did I not get a point for "party"? BULLSHIT! (1 week, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12813: Nice, easy grid. :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12810: Nice, easy grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12814: Neat grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

margret fatcher @ #8403: apsalutley amazing (1 week, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12803: Yup, got me nicely stranded half way through. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12814: Very neat grid; enjoyed it, thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12674: Didn't get football World Cup connection however my answer was they all have equal vowels and consonants in their names, which also works. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12673: Excellent grid. Got the groups, missed two connections. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12671: Good grid. Got the anagrams, didn't get the plants. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12814: Great stuff! (1 week, 2 days ago)

pockets @ #10236: (1 week, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #12564: My kinda grid! Thank you (1 week, 2 days ago)

pockets @ #7712: good but fair, didnt get the german one (1 week, 2 days ago)

pockets @ #3608: quite easy but fair (1 week, 2 days ago)

James @ #12810: Like (1 week, 2 days ago)

Peekay @ #12778: Far far far too abstract (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jim @ #12694: Great grid, and Costa Rica/aortic sac is a really nice discovery. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12792: A welcome bit of light relief. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #12801: Apologies. I should have researched that a bit more. I just assumed it was in the UK. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12786: Different and enjoyable. Makes you realise just how deeply ingrained in us these things are. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12785: Enjoyed this one. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12781: Nice idea. In response to your question I don't think you can edit a grid once it is posted. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jezebel @ #6020: Fun, I enjoyed this! (1 week, 2 days ago)

rabbit @ #12801: Argh, I've been sitting on a grid with two of these groups and the same false group for ages! Nice to see the same idea done well. I think the 2^6 clue is a bit mean, since it requires an extra step of logic which none of its groupmates do. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12779: Like it. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12766: Nice variety of links. (1 week, 2 days ago)

pockets @ #4547: good tricky grid, particularly enjoyed homophones (1 week, 3 days ago)

Toeswest @ #12768: Group two? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Miss Slink @ #12801: Warning: one of these groups is almost impossible for those of us in the UK, as it features a product exclusively available in the US and Canada. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Joseph @ #8411: There are sweet tarts do not have fruit in. Would this category be better defined simply as "desserts" or "puddings"? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12667: Excellent grid. One of the best I've seen. Had me beat! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Winney @ #12778: A bit technical and really not universal truths - rather a list of opinions (however worthy) about these events (1 week, 4 days ago)

CellBlock @ #12794: The 'h' group can also have other letters that go there, too. (I went with 'f'.) Pretty good, otherwise. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #9459: Abbreviations should accept "text speak" as all of them are (1 week, 4 days ago)

squareeyes @ #12781: Mr Limerick ... yes you're right, thanks for pointing this out, I see that if you had, e.g. an American accent, the definitions would make no sense. Do you know if there is any way of editing the definitions once you've posted the grid? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Diane @ #910: I think it should have been Chester not chesterfield. (1 week, 4 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12792: Thanks guys (1 week, 4 days ago)

Tagg @ #12793: (1 week, 4 days ago)

Tagg @ #12760: (1 week, 4 days ago)

anthony @ #12684: ok , (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #11737: I got it correct!!!! - thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #12258: Got there in the end!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #8789: Good (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #9459: (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #9539: Even I found it easy!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #1152: Enjoyable (1 week, 4 days ago)

anthony @ #12786: love it all nursery rhymes (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #8773: Even I found it easy!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

anthony @ #12793: a good grid , very enjoyable (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #922: Even I found it easy!!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

R.T. @ #922: Even I found it easy!!!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

J @ #11422: It was too hard. (1 week, 4 days ago)

J @ #11422: It was too hard. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #12792: Best i've done....brilliant (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #4582: Tuba, trumpet & most horns are brass instruments, flute and cor anglais (English Horn) and Bassett Horn are woodwind. (1 week, 4 days ago)

pockets @ #9801: liked it (1 week, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12749: Good stuff though I did badly due to popular culture having struggled on without my participation these last few decades. (1 week, 4 days ago)

dunno @ #11422: completed it (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joshua @ #11422: Yo guys this was a blast (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jim @ #730: Diane, it's a catchphrase associated with the rapper M. C. Hammer. It began as the lyric "Stop! Hammer time!" in his song "U Can't Touch This," and it was a popular thing to say in the 1980s. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Milo @ #12755: Great grid! I spotted the links (except the Romanticism one, which was my favourite line!) but I couldn't get the right combinations in time. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bobbity @ #1396: Deceptively simple (1 week, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12792: Made me smile:) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Blues @ #12698: Toast I know that your Mother in Law is a wonderful person (no laws required) but I'm not sure we have the same birthday. I have been looking at the birthday bottles (or the diminishing pile) for 11 months. (1 week, 5 days ago)

DannyB @ #12784: (1 week, 5 days ago)

Diane @ #730: What is hammer time? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Alex @ #12777: Good stuffz (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hubby @ #12786: Love it!!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12786: Great grid, well constructed and novel. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12755: Wonderful stuff! (1 week, 5 days ago)

MoR Moose @ #98: (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jim @ #12667: Nice grid. The Bull group could also be "Red ____." (1 week, 5 days ago)

R.T. @ #10838: I completed the grid without much thought so it must be VERY easy!!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

StampIron @ #12782: Does anyone know a way, other than writing a continuous line, to make the answer descriptions single-spaced? (1 week, 5 days ago)

MrLimerick @ #12781: In comparing the members of one group you state that they ‘rhyme’ with ‘or’. They do not. I think it would be correct to say that the vowel sounds are the same. Comparing another group to ‘ow’ would be correct if it was ‘ow’ as in ‘how’ but not ‘ow’ as in ‘slow’ ... that would match the group you have rhyming with ‘oh’. (1 week, 5 days ago)

toast @ #12764: Some nice touches. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12779: Very interesting grid, thank you. I struggled with Sloth for a while but once I’d got the three-toed Wogan connection :) it all fell into place. (1 week, 5 days ago)

salv @ #11422: dis was well hard innit fam? (1 week, 5 days ago)

chloe @ #11422: this doesn't make sense, what we've learnt does not correspond correctly (1 week, 5 days ago)

ben @ #11422: not too good really (1 week, 5 days ago)

A unconcerned Commenter @ #8467: G00D QUIZ (1 week, 5 days ago)

A Concerned Commenter @ #92: WR0nnnnGGGG ! (1 week, 5 days ago)

A Concerned Commenter @ #12748: Not good !!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nellington @ #12779: Great grid. Very tough, but fair. Nice one. (1 week, 5 days ago)

lll @ #8890: lol (1 week, 5 days ago)

MB @ #12744: Great (1 week, 5 days ago)

MB @ #12769: (1 week, 5 days ago)

squareeyes @ #12766: Thanks Mister Tom, it's only my second grid so all feedback is very welcome! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jones joney @ #6195: (1 week, 5 days ago)

Rhyss @ #6195: Who is jones joney? This was too challenging 4 me (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lucas Wakling @ #6195: Harsh but fair..... gulp (1 week, 5 days ago)

Bob @ #6195: Can’t even with this (1 week, 5 days ago)

Rufilla @ #6195: It was really hard (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jones joney @ #6195: Lololol it succs it doesn’t have sense in it (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12766: Highly enjoyable (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hubby @ #12765: Really good grid! Just had to Google the connection for Man, Plan, Canal, Panama connection. Very clever but I do think that you needed 'A' in the clue to make it work properly. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Marian Geer @ #12762: First grid, great to play (1 week, 6 days ago)

Gina Bell @ #8403: LOL BABES GREAT ONE (1 week, 6 days ago)

StampIron @ #12758: Yeah... I already had Taps and Endless Love and I saw those were his first two movies so I went with the first four. I probably should have replaced 'Losin' It' with a better-known movie. There's a tendency in constructing I think to lean towards "make it harder" when often the opposite is better. It always looks easy when you know the answers. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nelly @ #12758: Got three out of 4 but no idea of the Tom Cruise connection. Good grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Chick N Shack @ #12748: Good gridding! Knowledge of musical history comes at the price of old age. (1 week, 6 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12755: Thanks for the positive feedback guys (1 week, 6 days ago)

An Unimpressed User @ #9276: Flower was wrong but Flowers is correct??????????????? hm? (1 week, 6 days ago)

NAC @ #11942: TV SHOWS SHOULD DEF BE ALLOWED (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nelly @ #12755: Very good grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

lol @ #8541: lol (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12755: Great grid, thank you. Only Connect should be knocking on your door soon! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sandra Billock @ #11803: Love the cool wool, but the bottom wun is very crapola!! I put pop groupes with sincere intention, however, according to your algorithm, it is wrong. I think Brexit has got to everybody!! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #12663: Nice grid, and perfectly accessible to anyone who took chemistry in high school. These links are less obscure than many of the pop culture links I've seen. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #12660: Other than Man, the items in the Man group seemed obscure. I'd never heard of the other three phrases, and even after Googling them, I can't see why anyone would have heard of Zero. (1 week, 6 days ago)

anthony @ #98: are is not in phonetic alphbet (1 week, 6 days ago)

Milo @ #12746: Thanks, Stamplron! ☺ (2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12747: Clark is an English language surname, ultimately derived from the Latin clericus meaning "scribe", "secretary" or a scholar within a religious order, referring to someone who was educated. Clark evolved from "clerk" HTH (2 weeks ago)

Toby Le Rhone @ #12749: Well constructed and crafted. (2 weeks ago)

gouda @ #12719: Old elder eldest (2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #2297: not too difficult but still had to work to find links. good decoys (2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #8199: obscure and tenuous connections (2 weeks ago)

jeff @ #12745: loved your wall (2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12744: Good grid but should have accepted just minerals. (2 weeks ago)

CR15JAY @ #12694: My 1st ever attempt at a wall... got all the connections.... but failed in all the groups....liked it (2 weeks ago)

ElMik @ #12748: Great grid... I was beaten by it! Knew the "Ray" link because of Ray Davies but couldn't spot the other! Was thinking of Wilkins jam but that wasn't right! Good fun! Thanks Mikelou! (2 weeks ago)

Michael @ #12709: Does a building really have a face? I would say a facade (2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #12691: Easy grid, nice idea...but boy do the definitions need tidying up...almost impossible to guess your meaning (2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12744: Enjoyed this,fun and varied!:) (2 weeks ago)

StampIron @ #12746: Excellent grid! One thing in particular I like about it is that the assortment of clues just looks interesting. I like a grid that grabs your attention. (2 weeks ago)

SC @ #12747: What Occupation is Clark? (2 weeks ago)

Robbie @ #12691: This was a neat idea! (2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #12725: a good one thanks (2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #12745: Couldn't remember if it was ordinal or cardinal so typed 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th....... didn't accept it but I gave myself the points :-) Fun grid!!! (2 weeks ago)

Max @ #12691: Good but hard (2 weeks ago)

Sapphie @ #12691: It was ok but a bit hard near Erin the end (2 weeks ago)

Andy @ #12744: lovely (2 weeks ago)

.-. @ #12: vdfsu fhcviobgvali gnurlKNIUW (2 weeks ago)

john cena @ #12: (2 weeks ago)

john cena @ #12: very good well done that was very bad (2 weeks ago)

bekfast @ #12: lol easy (2 weeks ago)

john cena @ #12057: shite (2 weeks ago)

Meri @ #12733: Enjoyed it! (2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #12733: Super grid, thanks (2 weeks ago)

Glen @ #12647: this was not very fun (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #10162: beautiful (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #10162: great quiz! loved it- however the timer stressed me out! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #10162: abs stun - living for this task! we love puzzgrid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12733: Tennis and Star Trek...I liked it, thank you! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Marcus @ #12695: It was fun to work with (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy @ #583: Nice crossovers and not too obscure. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

uncstebah @ #12730: I liked this one. Some good red herrings. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12698: Blues. It appears you may have the same birthday as my mother in law. If the law of averages is still working you must be a truly wonderful human being. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12722: Tricky but enjoyable. Thanks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Blues @ #12618: Toast, NL how fortunate that I have un-predictive text! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Blues @ #12698: Ladies and Gentlemen... I thank you. If it wasn't a Monday I'd crack open one of my birthday bottles! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JeSuis @ #12725: Thanks all! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Corally @ #12725: Agree with Sid. Good one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12725: Enjoyed this, thanks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12641: Good grid. Sorted the groups once I got operas but still got 2 connections wrong. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy @ #12725: Clever concept for the decoys and how they branch into other categories (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

anthony @ #12714: when was mark a British money , a good grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

anthony @ #12725: very enjoyable . (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #12719: Good grid; I submit to your superior knowledge of English. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12725: Easy, but very enjoyable. Well constructed. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12722: Very neat and enjoyable, thanks. I allowed myself to be distracted by Stilton for too long...could be the story of my life. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12723: Nice one, thank you! I, like Sid, enjoyed the Oxford group... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Di @ #113: Didn't allow Irish Counties (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12723: Great grid, loved the Oxford group. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bunnyboiler @ #12719: Old...older...oldest seems pretty regular to me :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Toeswest @ #12716: Too obscure (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pamela @ #12531: Is that between 1 and 101 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sally Forth @ #12710: Good stuff. Great grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12713: Good grid, great fun! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12714: Wonderful grid, complex yet solvable. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sue. S. Canal @ #12717: Very tough, but I should have done much better.Good grid, well done. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy Newit @ #12718: Wow, that was tough, but great gridding. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Chicken skrit @ #1723: Oh yes (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lo @ #98: As many others have said, tonic solfa should be accepted. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12718: I like it. Didn't know it all but managed with a bit of guesswork. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12710: Excellent herrings. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jorrit @ #12715: Klopt niet (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jorrit @ #12715: Stom hoor (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

anthony @ #12679: a fun grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #12710: This was hugely enjoyable. Thanks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jim @ #12639: I don't think this one works because too many of these fit multiple numbers in the 7-8-9 range, so there are multiple equally valid solutions. The game eight-ball is at least as popular as nine-ball, and there's also the fortune-telling Eight Ball; 7, 8, and 9 irons are all golf clubs in the standard set; the Chicago Seven quite famously began as the Chicago Eight; I'd never heard of a straight-eight engine, but in researching it I found the Wikipedia article for the straight-seven engine; and there are probably others that could be swapped too. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #12687: Anagrams of words proceeding 'singer' is way to difficult. Words proceeding is a good type of catagory Anagrams also but mixing the two might be a bit much (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12640: Gum-My Bear...excellent. Fooled me. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Vicky CM @ #357: Good quizzing - I loved it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy @ #9941: Lane is abbreviated to LN (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

MS @ #2296: Nice grid to solve, rated 5*. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela @ #12502: Jess Juan Cornetto - that's better than the wall (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12709: muddly?muddled? Sorry!seems I am too! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #12709: Ok,bit muddy...should be agitation to fit really. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

heidi @ #12498: fun (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

AndrewM @ #12707: suggest you remove this grid,it is offensive (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12698: Lovely stuff Blues; original thinking at its best. Great fun. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12701: Fun grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Herman Lefter @ #12702: Tricky, but good. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Anton Deck @ #12704: Fine grid, but would not accept singular answer to the line containing Mashed Potato. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Anton Deck @ #12705: Very enjoyable. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pap @ #9708: Very good wall although I didn’t finish it. Got all the connections. Liked the mix of clues. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

David @ #12705: Really good. In the Only Connect tradition! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12694: Spelling! Domincan Republic? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12704: Nice group (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

pockets @ #12704: Enjoyed it. Knew them all but couldnt finish any set (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

pockets @ #9236: Wood / wooden very unimpressive (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12618: *RX8, not MX8! Still haven't overcome these damned predictive text issues ;) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jim @ #12606: In the United States, it's also called Twix. I'd never heard of Raider, but according to Wikipedia, that was Twix's former name in Continental Europe. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12618: @Toast... Lol! Thought it was supposed to be "wankel" (also had one in my Mazda MX8), although then it would no longer fit with actual group solution, but just act as a red herring! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12698: A regal romp .... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12702: Nice grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12703: Musical fountain ? Bellagio? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Cowshedmama @ #6939: First one for a while, good warm up (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rubberlisa @ #12671: Two currency answers was a bit much. Bit too obscure to be fun,sorry. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12701: N-n-n-n-n-n- nice. Slainte! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

chris @ #12698: well thought out (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #12694: You know it's a good grid when aortic sac and aortic valve feature in separate connections. Bravo (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12697: Lovely neat balanced grid in true E.L.style! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

4by4 @ #12698: Thanks for giving us something different - well thought out. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

4 @ #12698: Thanks for giving us something different - well thought out. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12694: I was almost frightened off just looking at this but with a bit of luck it is not Too Confoundedly undoable after all. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12698: Fun one! Thank you, Prince Charming... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12697: Good one though I had a bit of an unfair advantage having just eaten a few fatballs with spaghetti for lunch. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12698: Another jewel in the crown you wear so well. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JeSuis @ #12698: Enjoyed it... cheers! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12698: I meant..that you,Blues, conjure up.... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12698: I love grids you conjure up cryptically! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12698: nice grid. small criticism, i don't think the game is not over if your King is in check. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Blues @ #12697: Very nice EL. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12693: Very much enjoyed this, thank you. I was led astray by Hamlin (Harry!) and couldn’t get back on track. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Baryonyx @ #2748: thrown by the fact Crow(e) and Space(y) are both Hollywood actors with their last letters missing! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

JeSuis @ #12692: Didn't know that, will take a look. My grids must be improving... ;-) That's some memory you have by the way! 2013!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12693: Great stuff, well done! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #12618: Welcome back NL. I think it should be Wankel not Wankle and that the VW beetle had them. You got off lightly with 'I'm "considering what predictive text could do with Wankel. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Nb @ #12692: Couple of groups from the only connect 2013 comic relief Christmas special (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

sebby5[ihyu @ #12685: it was pretty Fiendish (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12686: I thought the connection was that they were the only four not capitalised! By the way, capitalised with a "Z", are you American? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Goonersaurus @ #12586: Great little grid, good work for first effort....got 2 lines, but time and knowledge stumped me (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Peekay @ #12692: Love it, great Red Herrings and tricky enough to take me to the last second (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12618: @Fry up... In my first comment "*I'm* my copy of..." - not in the grid itself... Was chastising myself, not Blues! ;) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fry up @ #12618: Where is the I'm that should be an in?.. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12618: And *last, not late! Only one day in and already my brain is addled by (or at least significantly confused) by the lack of sleep / change of routine (or perhaps a fundamental lack of alcohol in my system - well at least I can remedy one of the options... Cheers!) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12618: *in, not I'm... Damn predictive text! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12618: Most enjoyable (as to be expected from your fine self)... Solved the grid with time to spare but just could not for the life of me see the final connection (wankle group) so only 7/10 for me... However, having not managed to fully eschew all the traits (pedantry, hubris, conceit & oft contempt!) I displayed during my first tentative steps into the world of puzzgrid comments, I'd have to say "wankle" isn't actually a word, at least not I'm my copy of the OED!... Oh, and I'd come so far since those days ;) Hope all's well and keep up the good work... P.S. Enjoy the Ashes, could be closer than expected on late night's evidence (here's hoping!) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12688: Agree with bonehead. Also, every one of the clues has a word within it! wait,ate,ex,pan,bet,pub,hell,rep,wan,name,mad,lad,via,we,bo,tan ..... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12689: Tough one! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

no @ #9920: Collaterol is spelt Collateral (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #12618: Cheers Hotspur62. Jimmy Greaves, Danny Blanchflower, Bobby Smith... Top team. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #12684: Toast I think is always right:) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

anon. @ #12687: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fry up @ #5633: Anon you are a minority of one. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sally can dance @ #12685: Just a query, maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought port just referred to the left hand side of a boat rather than a part of it. Tough grid, good one though (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

JON @ #12685: TOO GOOD FOR ME!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12684: toast is so right! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

anon @ #5633: diabolical (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Archie Maybury @ #9046: ::) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Archie Maybury @ #8441: I thoroughly enjoyed this puzzle :):):) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12686: In group one, Russia should have been capitalized. In fact, ALL clues should be capitalized! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12691: Did not accept 'add' as an answer to Group 1. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Simmons @ #12684: 'bear' is also seemingly wrong for the Rupert/Paddington etc answer. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Simmons @ #12684: 'bear' is also seemingly wrong for the Rupert/Paddington etc answer. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ConspiracyNut @ #12686: Hawaii? I think you mean Kenya (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #12688: So....."landlocked" not acceptable? Isn't it hard enough already? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #12658: Herbal scents? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

No @ #12485: No (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fitz @ #12684: I agree. How can "out of" possibly be wrong? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Evan @ #12684: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Evan @ #12686: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kat @ #98: very disappointed that sol fa is not an accepted answer for the notes group (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

toast @ #12684: The grid is fine but I suggest you re-read the advice about acceptable answers and use short word stems and commas (except no comma after the final word stem) before setting another. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

toast @ #12682: Cheeky .... but I liked it. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12682: Liked it! Particularly the line with pigeon etc...:) Thank you. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12618: The first 5 star I have given. Excellent grid. Sadly I only got 2/10. :-( (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

anthony @ #12660: a good grid ,Bronson action ? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jellie @ #12675: Magnificent. Pure brilliance. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

fishy @ #12680: Good one! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Stevy @ #12225: Good grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12597: Clever anagrams group. Only got it after the 3 minutes. (3 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #12680: :-D (3 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12678: Apart from 'Numbers appearing in Sporting team names', and just maybe 'highest scoring in specific sports' (although that is stretching it a bit!) The other two are not really connections, they are a collection of pub quiz trivia answers that have been lumped together. For instance, why those particular sports for the team sizes, there is no link between them other than they are sports. You could say Lets put 6 in that category as the number of players in an ICE HOCKEY team, then place 5 in the scores row for the number of points for a try in rugby union. So you could also argue that there is not a unique solution also. I also agree with what toeswest has stated regarding the scoring systems connection. Apart from all of that......decent grid! (3 weeks ago)

susie @ #10600: agreed-days Easter not accepted (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12679: Easy, but fun. (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12680: Nocely done! :ots of saws ..... (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12681: Fun grid. (3 weeks ago)

pockets @ #184: good grid (3 weeks ago)

Chief Papa Doc Rattlingshaft Clam fritters Mugabe @ #8000: Paul Macartney is bigger than Cod! (3 weeks ago)

toast @ #12671: I didn't get even close. I found this interesting and informative but with fairly (to me at any rate) obscure subject matter the inclusion of anagrams was turning the screw! (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12678: The highest 'single' score in darts is 60 (triple 20), in snooker is 7 (black ball) and in cricket is 7 (6 off a no-ball). If you argue the 147 is correct, then it too is incorrect: 155. To score 155, a foul stroke must be committed by an opponent, which leaves the non-offender snookered on all 15 reds. By nominating a colour as an ‘extra red’, then taking a subsequent black .... etc. I doubt if anyone on this earth could figure group #4! (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12677: Fun. Didn't accept 'candy bars' or 'soccer team names'. Group 4 was weak. (3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12675: I found myself chanting ‘...Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus sic in at.’ for most of the three minutes :) A tad niche, methinks. (3 weeks ago)

Narrow Neck @ #12667: Good but tough thanks. Got the men's names connection but with 7 names in there, it took a while to un-sort! (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12675: Insanus et stultus esse et quasi ludens loqui. The protocol is to capitalize all words or phrases! (3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12674: Plain sailing except for the connection of the last group! Nice job. (3 weeks ago)

Narrow Neck @ #12663: Testing but enjoyable grid thanks. I got 3 of the connections but couldn't find the right answers within them! (3 weeks ago)

Sir Dave of Clifton @ #12673: Is an omnibus a vehicle for delivering multiple episodes of hollyoaks at once? (3 weeks ago)

pops @ #12663: much too elitist (3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #12666: a good fun grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #12672: Enjoyable and fair. I think on the show they try to avoid grids with 2 groups of suffixes (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12589: Book group also wouldn't accept things you read but otherwise very good. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12588: Very clever. Fooled me! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12583: Tough grid. Not often I get 1 out of 10! Got misled by the astronauts as intended. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

ZBJ @ #12672: Good one! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Osprey @ #2748: Not sure about “lat” (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Osprey @ #2296: Really enjoyed this one! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12666: Easy but fun ... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nellington @ #12660: +1 for name checking Action Bronson :-) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nellington @ #12667: Tough, but fair. Nice one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mikelou @ #12666: Do you mean Cognac? It is indeed a very love;y town... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12672: Good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mikelou @ #12666: ****** ? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12673: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12672: Fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12654: Top gridding! Though I, too, thought ‘Chaucer’ might be enough. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #1380: Bloody Polymer units get me every time........ (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #5016: Next level awful. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #5016: Next level awful. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12667: Enjoyed this, thank you. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12659: Interesting though probably not gettable. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12667: Good one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #12659: Not for me i'm afraid, too obscure for many i fear (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #12666: Enjoyed this one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #12663: Nah, a clever grid, but waaaaay above most peoples understanding, should be fiendish (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #12666: I thought ****** was a region, not a towm/city? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Micdrop @ #12668: Last line was tenuous to say the least, and **** isn't a colour it's a shade of a colour. Shame because some good ideas in here. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nancy @ #12665: And your specialised subject is....:) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

eLMik @ #12666: Blooming difficult grid! Great though! Got it with 7 seconds remaining (and with lots of guess work!). Nice one, Mikelou! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

bonehead @ #12659: ridiculous (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fritz @ #12660: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fritz @ #12664: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

anthony @ #12652: a good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12665: A narrow field! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12664: Nice Grid! Loved the Ports .... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12663: Got two. The others were way above my pay grade! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dan @ #12227: Really nice grid; lots of curveballs in there. Didn't get the bastard names, that was a tough one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

pocketpair @ #11636: yes but electronics was rejected for tv so black mark (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Will Shakespeare @ #12662: A bit too tricky for me... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12580: Also never watched Mad Men but could have guessed from Draper. Bit harsh that cities in Scotland wasn't accepted. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12660: Also, Kennedy and De Gaulle could arguably be swapped (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12652: Pretty sure that AXE and LYNX are in fact the same brand, just in the UK we call it LYNX, but in North America and much of Europe they are labelled AXE. Not sure if this knowledge would have affected your clue choices, just thought I'd make the observation, its been a slow Monday morning! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12657: if either the UNDER or SPARE connection was a different type of connection, then this would be up there with the very best grids. As it stands, its merely excellent! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12656: unfortunately you have fallen into the trap of creating too many red herrings from just two groups, meaning some of the answers in those groups are interchangeable. This makes for multiple correct solutions for the grid. For example you can swap HOMO with MONO, creating monoPHONE and homoPHOBIA. Or PHOTO and MEGA creating photoPHONE and megaPHOBIA, or indeed swap TECHNO with MICRO creating technoPHONE and microPHOBIA, or even move HYDRO down to the phone row to make HYDROPHONE, and swap it with any of the others! I think that makes for around 13 correct combinations of answers. apart from that..... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12660: Action Zero is such an obscure term it makes the who connection a bit tenuous. Apart from that, this was a good grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Anon @ #12661: Need more synonyms for your answers (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

itchy @ #1366: I'm with Oddball.I think most people should be familiar with all those words. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

ZBJ @ #12657: Stumped me. Good one. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

ZBJ @ #12646: @fitz. You're right. Damn. Thought I'd covered it with lord, lotr, and hobbit. D'oh! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12660: And I really liked this grid.thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mr Obvious @ #12656: It's a phone with a camera ....... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #12660: Heather,that's puzzgrid in a nutshell! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dim @ #10299: Love Milo's grids. Another great one! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12661: (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12661: (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Heather @ #12660: Annoying when you know 3 of the clues and the connection but can't find the fourth. Good board though. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12660: While Lennon, Kennedy and DaVinci (s/b Da Vinci (and de Gaulle!)) are 'abbreviations' for international airports, O'Hare is not. Otherwise, a fun grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12659: Enjoy! I'll do an American one next. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #12657: Liked the kneel line. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

h @ #12421: why not hospital drama? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12658: Words without vowels! LOL (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12657: Missed the composers! Otherwise nice grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12652: The deodorants got me! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12656: Nice grid. Cameraphone? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toeswest @ #12654: Could have allowed 'Chaucer' as an answer for Group 1. Other than that, a great grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12652: nice variety of herring. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

anthony @ #12650: nice grid ,very easy (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

inQUIZitor @ #12652: AWESOME! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Helen @ #12650: Nice grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

anaiza fernandes @ #9045: i found the task fairly easy. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jim Karner @ #12650: Good stuff. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dim @ #10320: Bravo! Best grid I've played. Well done Milo! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #1380: 'Good' conductors of electricity? Weak. And lazy to go for obscurity over imagination to make a difficult wall. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #2239: -10/10. A little maturity wouldn't go amiss. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #5016: Well, that's 3 minutes of my life I won't get back. Thanks for wasting it for me. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #4827: Found this very easy. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #800: A common theme with these so called 'fiendish' walls is the scope of possibilities with no single strong solution. It's a lazy method. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

MG @ #12647: It's only medium! And quite good! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

mg @ #4772: nice (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

R T @ #12204: Ditto with the “cars we have owned “ (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #12647: Not sure why this is described as fiendish. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Itchy @ #8277: I agree with the other comments about there being more than one possible solution. Especially with regard to elements and letters that are also words. Ell, Aye etc. LAZY! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toeswest @ #12649: #4 .... two words ..... c'mon! Plus your answers are too elaborate. End/Start/Middle could equally be correct with finish/begin/contain. So, I got three 'incorrects' but knew the answers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toeswest @ #12647: Goldstar, Black Star, Tin Star, Wordstar ..... works as well (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toeswest @ #12650: Nice construction. Easy solve. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fitz @ #12646: Good quiz, but wouldn't accept Tolkien characters. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nelly @ #12641: Plenty of red herrings and got all 4 sets but Bond Villianesses stumped me. Good grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

chris @ #12647: nice grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

jim @ #12648: cockmaster (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

SSpiro @ #12647: I see we have a horse fan... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

valerie @ #12630: first one I tried was harder than I anticipated (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toast @ #12644: A bit off-putting to see all those names but worth sticking with it. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toast @ #12639: Interesting and difficult in my opinion in that it straddles the Atlantic . (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RhombusStop @ #12645: Didn't take court as an answer. A little frustrating. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #12643: Good grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12646: Well constructed and enjoyable. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

GhengisKong @ #12646: Good fun! One for older gridders maybe ; ) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #11589: I concur... Legends one and all! Really enjoyed my time in NZ watching the tour - shame we couldn't quite just get over the line - although a drawn series probably a fair result ;) I also salute your standards and honour in the face of drunken dares - but WTF?! Those floodlights at Ninian Park were f**kin' HUGE! (although to be fair most floodlights are!) Oh, and great grid as ever, btw ;) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12550: Always preferred kilderkins to firkins... twice the volume of beer! (though definitely harder to rack in some of the more *challenging* cellars I've found myself frequenting... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Nb @ #12642: Great grid. Nicely hidden clues (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Nb @ #12643: Hand works OK as well for gun group (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12245: ...and all those whose names I didn't mention with whom I've enjoyed *ahem* discussions(!) in the past - the memory's not what it used to be - certainly didn't mean to omit your noms de guerre - no offence intended... it's just it's been a while! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

NL YCN N CT @ #12245: If only you'd been watching the Cook Islands against Fiji instead Blues, all this kerfuffle could have been avoided! Great grid as ever, I applaud the efforts to challenge the status quo with the introduction of hitherto unconsidered concepts... Worth coming back just for this... (and while I'm here maybe staying jus' a 'lil while for a cheeky glass or two of wine... ;) ) Hope all's well with you (& Wiz, Toast, E.L. etc.) and iechyd da! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12645: Hi,two rows obvious,one okay,one,yes,bit more challenging,but good grid! Thanks! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12645: Groups were obvious, but the Pratchett reference is a bit obscure in the USA! Nice job. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12643: Draw up, draw down, draw out, draw a gun? Fun grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12644: Tough for a Yankee like me .... but got it in the end! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

DarNic2015 @ #12644: Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

DarNic2015 @ #12645: Meant to set this as 'Medium' but i'm sure you guys will be fine with it. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12634: Thanks! Of course,...! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

MG @ #12643: Difficult but interesting grid! Thanks. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

MG @ #12642: Difficult but good! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

MG @ #12643: An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

jem @ #12639: WTF? Far too niche for me (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

PSPS @ #12634: Sorry, guys! This was one of my first grids. I'll fact-check a bit more closely in future. The butterflies line was English translations of Italian pasta types. I thought I typed in to accept homonyms, but obviously this didn't register. Thanks for your feedback. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

chris @ #12642: ignore that grumpy toeswest, that was a decent grid. Well done. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Nellington @ #12642: In fairness, that would have spoiled the excellent car red herring. Top grid! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12642: Use capitals where necessary! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12631: Nice one. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toast @ #12627: Great stuff thanks. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

toeswest @ #12641: Rosa doesn't hold a candle to the others in her group! Two shots at this one .... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RowG @ #12622: didn't accept words you say twice (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

MrK @ #10280: Got the scrabble and olympics , thought the others might be bridges or airports , the Ironbridge clue fooled me - nice (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

MrK @ #2296: easy (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

MrK @ #579: Too easy for ageing Blue Peter watchers (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Brett @ #184: Too much crossover between Monopoly and Top. Multiple valid permutations. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

alphabravo @ #12639: Thank you! An easy one for a change. Very well consructed. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Diane @ #12622: Not quite accurate. Crash means more than the sound it makes - it also means to bump into something as in car crash, or when things fail ie financial crash, quack as in bogus doctor. Clap is also a slang name for a sexually transmitted disease. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Diane @ #12622: Not quite accurate. Crash means more than the sound it makes - it also means to bump into something as in car crash, or when things fail ie financial crash, quack as in bogus doctor. Clap is also a slang name for a sexually transmitted disease. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #12634: No,it was a puzzler for me too!some nice touches otherwise. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #372: jidda-In particle physics, the types of sub-atomic particles that make up electrons, nuetrons etc are called Quarks....it is common notation to refer to these types as "flavours"....a scientific anomaly for sure, but reasonably commonly known nonetheless (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JaneDoe @ #12634: Sorry, am i the only one that found the butterflies line incomprehensible? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #12635: Too many possible connections unfortunately turn this into pure guesswork rather than reasoned selection (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #12635: Too many possible connections unfortunately turn this into pure guesswork rather than reasoned selection (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12633: Wow, that's tough, but very well constructed. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

jidda @ #372: Flavours of quark????!!? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

alphabravo @ #12636: Do you mean 'altar' or are you really referring to a SQL ALTER TABLE? And should the VW not be an Up!? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

alphabravo @ #12635: Agree with Night Worker .... (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Night Worker @ #12635: Too Many Names! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jim @ #12634: Nice grid. I'm relieved to learn there's no such thing as larva bread. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #12634: 1) laver not larva 2) accept homonyms as a link (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

x @ #12604: Not a unique solution - you could swap chemical for atomic and electronic for digital (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Nellington @ #12631: Really liked this one! Excellent grid :-) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

alphabravo @ #12634: the homonyms were lame (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dharsh @ #12617: Awesome! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

alphabravo @ #12632: (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Polly @ #10899: Good fun (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

alphabravo @ #12633: Fiendishly clever! Took 3 tries, but finally got there. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12627: (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Only Me @ #12633: Scored zero. Only me? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Peekay @ #12628: Good but answers need tweaking, very specific.....synonyms for hurry not accepted for example (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

anthony @ #12627: one row made me think well done (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #12627: One row stumped me completely. The Florida row made me smile. Nice one. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #12606: Some good stuff here though the icing line was asking a lot (in other words I missed it). (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12633: It's all in the words! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #12600: Like it. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12628: Fun (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12626: Good. LOL (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toeswest @ #12626: Got it on my second attempt. While Tora! and Location were obvious, Education and Wet were obscure for a Yankee! Goog job. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12565: The most satisfying grid I have completed yet. Tough but I cracked it :-) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #12618: Thank you chaps. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

ViadoEscroto @ #12622: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whip_(disambiguation) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #12618: Superb. Five stars all the way. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #12622: Nothing wrong with the odd onomatopoeia IMHO (and certainly nothing wrong with ambiguity!). (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Cheeser @ #12622: Agreed with the previous poster Quack can be in reference to bogus doctors, Clap can be slang for venereal diseases, crash can relate to drops in stock prices etc. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12618: Another triumph Blues, Well done. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12610: very accessible without being obvious, the mark of a good grid. nice (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12615: Yeah it is a decent grid. Maybe the creator made a genuine error when entering the answers. If anyone is interested I think I can see the intended connections: (SPOILER ALERT!) SCOTT-LUCAS-HOWARD-ZEMEKIS (*Zemeckis!) /Film Directors MIKE-DUSTIN-WILLIAM-MAX /Characters in Stranger Things (TV Show) LEONARD-STUART-RAJ-SHELDON /Big Bang Theory PAUL-PATRICK-PETER-COLIN /Doctor Who actors (I think!) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rattus norvegicus @ #12622: the so-called onomatopoeic words combo was a bit tenuous (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rattus norvegicus @ #12622: the so-called onomatopoeic words combo was a bit tenuous (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

rattus norvegicus @ #12622: the so-called onomatopoeic words combo was a bit tenuous (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jn @ #12619: Great, but very fiendish. Good on ya! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Night Worker @ #12621: Better than the last one (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12619: Enjoyed this, thank you. Being brought up with dog-eared Wisdens as entertainment may have helped:) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Night Worker @ #12620: Rather easy (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fridge @ #12618: This puzzle was a can of Surströmming; as soon as I opened it it stank of herrings! Awesome job! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #12598: Didn't accept ballet but I wasn't on your wavelength for the others (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lizzy @ #26: One of the groups/ connections is wrong: indigo is not a French word. It is Portuguese (via Latin and Greek). (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12584: Yes, Meh, 'jump town' is a US colloquialism for 'skip town'. Sorry. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12588: (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12592: (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12610: Nice and tidy! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12619: I should have added 'occupation' to the answers. I also considered Nari Contractor and (believe it or not!) Bert Ironmonger. Thanks, 4by4. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12618: Nice one! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

4by4 @ #12618: Thanks for creating one that I have managed to complete first time for a change! But can we have some more of your "left of field" challenging puzzles please? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pamela @ #12410: Quality (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

4by4 @ #12618: Only Me - you must be too young to have played with Meccano as a child! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ana @ #12408: Who you calling niche! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

4by4 @ #12619: Your best one to date for me. Neat construction and variety. Incidentally I got the cricketers for another valid (and possibly more obvious) reason - occupations. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #12618: Very good and educational (Donkey Engine was new to me). (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dale @ #12397: Proper job (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay71 @ #12615: A reasonably good grid ruined by what i can only imagine is a wind up in the answer section. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kit G. @ #12615: What on Earth is going on here with these answers? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12619: (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12618: Nice one. I enjoyed the explanations as much as the grid! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #12618: nice (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12614: Moron Quest (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12615: your answers are a disaster (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

retsim mot @ #9564: ecin aedi tub deneen na laucta revossorc ro owt. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12609: Apologies- I confused myself with all those initials. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toosmart @ #12582: @RowG that's because it's spelt liqueurs (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #12610: storm should be sufficient (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RowG @ #12582: Didn't accept liquers! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Leroy @ #12100: Comedy duos... incorrect. Not though is it? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toeswest @ #12611: Agree with toosmart. Your answers were weak - e.g. "impertinence". 'Impudence' is just as acceptable. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Cuntflaps @ #11763: Cmfinfvkjfjsjdjfuddjjdjdnehgvh (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toosmart @ #12611: The last group was just 'synonyms' -but of what? I put other words for ghosts in and it came up incorrect... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toosmart @ #12609: should be PCSO not PSCO (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toosmart @ #12607: Nice grid-who else rmembers the Facts of Life! that takes me back (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12609: Fun, thank you! Just one point...you have your C and S transposed in the PCSO abbreviation :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Paddy @ #12602: Loved it! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ian @ #12609: Great grid, certainly got close to running out of time (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

anthony @ #12379: a tricky grid well done (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jezebel @ #12524: Just found this one...liked it! (4 weeks ago)

endopax @ #12608: Good grid. I just tried it and guessed Apocryphal books and it was correct for me. Perhaps it wasn't spelt right? (4 weeks ago)

Mum3 @ #12595: Apologies. First submission. (4 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12608: Well constructed. (4 weeks ago)

Simon Peres @ #12608: i put apocryphal books but that was wrong. Apparently the answer was books of the apocrypha (4 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12606: Norman Hunter .... nice! (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12596: Caught me out with common. (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12595: Agree about the keywords as Eric and Bay were not accepted but pleasingly it marked the synonym one correct (4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #12579: Great fun (4 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12595: learn how to use keywords in you answers (4 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12604: Fun (4 weeks ago)

HW @ #12604: Thanks, enjoyed that (4 weeks ago)

Ed @ #12603: 22 is not Fibonacci (4 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12603: Twenty-two isn’t a Fibonacci number, to my knowledge... (4 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #12602: Excellent idea, and I love my Greek history. The problem is there are so many combinations that work together. If you use red herrings, you can only have up to two, if you have three or more for each group, you can form other groups that also work. So there is no unique solution. So had to mark it down :( (4 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #12600: Loved it (4 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12580: Very neatly created grid. I enjoyed it, thank you. (4 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #12596: Common (4 weeks ago)

anthony @ #12596: a good grid with plenty of red herrings (4 weeks ago)

Mike @ #12591: Not easy but worth pursuing (4 weeks ago)

Mike @ #12595: I had all the answers right but was "correct" only once beacuse of pedantic marking (4 weeks ago)

MissMinx @ #12586: Super grid, got them all but never got connections....good crossovers (4 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #12595: Good groups, a few herrings. Overall I like the puzzle. However your keywords are AWFUL. It wouldn't accept 'Eric' as the group of first names, it wouldn't accept 'Smart', 'Knowledge' or 'Discretion' for the wise group (typo as well), and the worst is the comedy duos. It wouldn't accept 'Comedy' or 'Duos'. So good wall but I had to give very low quality as it wouldn't accept any correct connections. (4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12590: Great grid, got me thinking, thanks (4 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12581: You lost me after Ghostbusters...too filmy for me:) (4 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12581: You lost me after Ghostbusters...too filmy for me:) (4 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12578: Nice grid, thank you. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

4by4 @ #12593: It might be better to have the missing word always at the start or always at the end in the same set. Also it might be better to add a bit of variety rather than have all prefixes and suffixes or all the same theme i.e. films as in some of your other grids. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

4by4 @ #12595: From North East England? (Ant, Idle, Sage, Whitley, Robin Hood's) Small points - MorecAmbe, InfoRmed. Good fun. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jim Karner @ #12589: Well constructed, seemed easy, but a few good twists. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #12590: Easy but entertaining. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12591: Good fun. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #3: Polar solvent? C'mon! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #2297: too easy! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #10537: Nice (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #11884: too easy (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12347: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Meh @ #12584: Don't really get how town fits into its category. A lot of these are so obscure you could easily justify switching them around and still claim the groups are legitimate. e.g. swap action and deal (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12593: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #12589: The book group would not accept printed works as correct but otherwise an enjoyable puzzle. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12591: Easy does it .... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12592: It's all in front of your nose! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ha! @ #12591: Lots of herrings!! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12577: nice! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12580: 29 seconds .... easier than I thought (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12589: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toeswest @ #12590: You should have added naval,officers to line #3 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #12465: Easier than I thought on first look but couldn`t get `Prisoner` set name. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #12470: Aah! Spurn!! Thanks Amanda-I wondered why I`d never heard of that word!Haha! :-D (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #12544: Not enough `red Herrings for a `medium`! That made it too easy. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #12551: Bit too do-able for `medium! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jonjo @ #5160: Lol I wrote in pirates for last clue and got 10/10! Didn’t know what all the arctic monkey references were all about! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #6388: Gnocchi isn`t really pasta :-/ (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jiminez @ #1497: I liked your puzzle... however, I have always understood "information" to be a non-count noun, meaning that it does not have a plural form. I may be wrong, though... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #6873: What`s a Banana then? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #6873: No they are NOT all grain products OC! Potatoes are not-they could have gone in vegetables also.Maybe a few more `red herrings needed to make it tricky ? bit too easy for me. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7270: Yeah-I find the range of acceptable answers for the sets is a problem in most of the gridsI In one it accepted only writers and in this only authors for egs-must be a way to overcome that,surely? Just the same orchestra should do-they are all orchestral instruments after all. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7278: Agree with Jeanlin :-) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7580: You just need a red herring or two and maybe don`t write ALL of a category backwards and none of the others;I guessed the footballers just because they were the only ones backward spelled-I don`t really know any of them except Wayne Rooney. Keep at it :-) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7677: Blimey-ur right about The BIRDS band!! I`m old enough & don`t remember them! Is `Beaten` eggs a recipe/way of cooking eggs-nah!? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

motw @ #12588: sneaky (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7811: Bit more flexibility in set names plz. I like the theme! altho` I DON`T like the theme-if you see what I mean :-( (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12588: The answer's in the grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

dw @ #6062: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ian @ #12578: Very nice, thanks (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7871: Still TOO easy-needs some `red herrings` (ones that belong in more than one set). Easy example penguin-it`s a snack biscuit AND a wild animal (OK-not as wild as the ones you chose but it fits :-D ) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #7872: Yeah-bit TOO easy! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #8000: :-D Yeah-got other three! You combined 2 rounds(remember the leave out the vowels and squidge up the consonants round?) Nice idea. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #8366: Mmm!? They ARE capitals though. Yeah-that`s ODD but at least s/he/someone has corrected the pool category-I put beach and it said `correct`. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Krista @ #8494: Categories again-I wrote simple-that`s NOT wrong for that last set! Please include a few more possibilities. TOO easy otherwise -should go in` very easy` section. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12574: Took three attempts. The Orient Express red herring got me for a while! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12578: Pleasant solve ... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12585: Nice one (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Oddball @ #2063: Except on the comments that is! The (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12582: Quite easy - but fun (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bonehead @ #12587: get real (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12587: Not your average geography test! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Peekay71 @ #12586: Thanks Guys, First attempt so thanks for the positive vibes :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jonjo @ #2063: Really cunted me off that cold wind and not wind was enough. Cunty. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Toeswest @ #12572: Nice, strightforward construction. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Brett Orr @ #5557: It was a bit more difficult because you'd mixed up two letters of one of the clues... won't spoil it by saying which one though. Otherwise a good grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Justin Thyme @ #12585: Tricky and fun. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12586: Great stuff; I knew what I was looking for, but got muddled and ran out of time. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12586: Nice grid, thank you. I got into a spin with my helicopters and winds... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jezebel @ #12585: Very neat, enjoyed it. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

4by4 @ #12585: I suffered from storm damage at the end but overall it was set at a reasonable level. Coincidentally you have scuppered one I was working on! (OSCAR Wilde, TONY Hadley, Freddie MERCURY, BOOKER T and the MGs, JMW TURNER, EMMYlou Harris). it is inevitable with the nuber of grids created. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jamester @ #12586: Pretty tricky, good crossovers (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nelly @ #12579: Three out of 4 easily but couldn’t connect last 4 as superheroes are not on my planet (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nelly @ #12580: Got three sets very quickly but couldn’t put an answer to the Mad Men series as I have never watched it. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mike @ #12585: Tricky but should have done it; a good one (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

tilly2shoes @ #12585: this is fantastic - love the storms category!!! (1 month ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12528: Really pleased to solve the grid quickly but couldn't get the Open winners connection :-( (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12584: Did it! At the third attempt, I will admit... (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12583: Nice one...you led me off into the frozen wastes with Shackleton. (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12584: Terms difficult for Brits, but fun trying to complete. (1 month ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12583: Tough, but well put together. (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12583: (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12584: (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12494: It gave me an "incorrect" for 'dance' on #3 (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12479: Bravo! Liam (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12583: (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #12582: Ben Hurr Hurr (1 month ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12582: Minor errors, but a great grid! (1 month ago)

Pamela @ #12366: Best walls bar none (1 month ago)

Matt @ #12582: Kenobi* Hur* (1 month ago)

Krista @ #8652: Should be in VERY easy category (1 month ago)

Krista @ #8745: Mushroom sandwich-ugh! That`s why not rre. (1 month ago)

Krista @ #9020: Oh dear these categories need some attention. Hard to get right even when you KNOW the answers. (1 month ago)

swornEnemy @ #12579: Mucho Enjoyment. Thanks (1 month ago)

Krista @ #9564: Fun! We need one with `krapyrubsniF` in :-D (1 month ago)

Krista @ #9529: Categories need extending-I couldn`t find correct words to use .For egs-carols are the same as Christmas songs but I was marked incorrect :-P (1 month ago)

Hw @ #12580: Good one, enjoyed that (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12581: My first grid ... (1 month ago)

Krista @ #11116: Categories in this(and a lot of grids)needs improving -in some you have to put `synonyms` and others you have to put the word they are a synonym of but it`s hard to know which when?!! (1 month ago)

Krista @ #11117: UK = British. Coo-give us a break! Apart from that VERY easy. (1 month ago)

Krista @ #11431: Rasberry flavouring in sweets sometimes uses blue in recent times but NOT real Raspberries!! (1 month ago)

Krista @ #11482: That can be your first"VERY easy. :-) (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12564: I got off on the "hearted" tangent and crashed .... (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12528: Ugh! (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12535: I got sidetracked trying to find the 4 varieties of pepper! (1 month ago)

Toeswest @ #12539: Nice (1 month ago)

Krista @ #12225: Please allow authors,same as writers! (1 month ago)

Krista @ #12477: I put settlements -that`s a suitable word in fact a BETTER word than words to describe places & it`s NOT INcorrect!! :-( (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12578: Thought I had it covered, but ran out of time. Wonderful grid, well done. (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12579: Excellent, very entertaining. (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12577: Great gridding! (1 month ago)

toast @ #12552: Well done. (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12319: a good grid , (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12371: a good grid (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #12576: blurrghhhh (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12578: Really well constructed. Lulled into a false sense of security by an easy start. Could identify all of the groups but crossovers uiltimately did for me. (1 month ago)

Egg @ #12577: Brilliant grid (1 month ago)

Steve @ #98: Pretty nice riddle even for non native english speakers. (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12575: Tough, but very good. (1 month ago)

anthony @ #11843: a good grid (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12571: Clever stuff; very enjoyable. (1 month ago)

Andy Newit @ #12574: Wow- Very tough-beat me. (1 month ago)

Squirble @ #12570: Krista, answers containing the word "bird", "plane", "fly", and "cross" were accepted! (1 month ago)

kevb @ #12572: (1 month ago)

kevb @ #12572: awesome (1 month ago)

Jim Rockford @ #12361: Please leave your message after the tone (1 month ago)

Krista @ #12570: Like to know what they thought were correct titles of each 4. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12564: Thanks for the comments. @uncstebah...I liked that group too; in fact one of the words (you’ll probably guess which one!) was my start for the whole grid. (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #12567: er........ root out? where does that come from? (1 month ago)

Fitz @ #12570: Agreed, excellent grid. (1 month ago)

Freddie @ #48: Some good word connections here - anagrams & palindromes. 🙌 (1 month ago)

Faye @ #12565: I found this one difficult. (1 month ago)

tommy @ #12558: Groups not so difficult to get. But annoying that I can't correctly get the connection right even though I know it! (1 month ago)

Jim @ #12548: Good grid, though it was weird not to accept "cryptocurrencies" (plural), especially since that's the exact one-word explanation given. (1 month ago)

tilly2shoes @ #12570: brilliant!!! (1 month ago)

tilly2shoes @ #12566: great grid!! (1 month ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12551: Very good gridding! (1 month ago)

Phil Herup @ #12552: Good stuff. (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12545: It didn't help me,toast! (1 month ago)

E. Stenders @ #12564: Tricky! (1 month ago)

uncstebah @ #12564: I liked this one, especially the em- group. Very clever. Thank you. (1 month ago)

andrews party @ #11837: we really enjoyed this grid. (1 month ago)

Chris @ #12551: Do-able (1 month ago)

toast @ #12545: Perhaps if I tried it again when sober .... I'll put a reminder on my calendar. Thanks all the same.. (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #12557: my fishmonger hasn't got as many red herrings as this grid (1 month ago)

Blues @ #12552: Enjoyed it. (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12273: a good grid with plenty of red herrings (1 month ago)

RowG @ #12535: Didn't accept varieties of orange (1 month ago)

uncstebah @ #12557: Sorry RickRoll. I was pretending to be coy. Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it. (1 month ago)

RickRoll @ #12557: The Beatles plus Best and Epstein. I liked it. A good red herring group (1 month ago)

Blues @ #12550: Toast don't be harsh on yourself you will always be the toast of PuzzGrid. This is indeed highlighted with your genius hybrid creation of the word Bolokin. (If I'm not mistaken he played on the wing for Moldova) (1 month ago)

hotspur62 @ #12496: As mentioned crocodiles & alligators are not amphibians (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12523: Thank you everyone. (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12437: Thank you for taking the time to comment. (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12428: Thanks for the comments. Tried something different - maybe misjudged the difficulty. (1 month ago)

uncstebah @ #12557: Thank you for your comments, Jezebel. RickRoll - Redd Herring? What red herring? (1 month ago)

RickRoll @ #12557: I think there may have been a red herring group in there. Beats me. (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12551: a good grid ,but tricky (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12557: Enjoyed this, thank you. (1 month ago)

Sp @ #12551: (1 month ago)

pocketpair @ #12525: elegant (1 month ago)

pocketpair @ #12531: too difficult for those of a certain age group (1 month ago)

Pops @ #9141: That is wisty grid! (1 month ago)

Pops @ #9141: Finally got 10points on a width grid. Long time coming (1 month ago)

Dim @ #10535: Surely air and wind are the same thing. Water is missing. Apart from that small hiccup (hiccough?) good grid! (1 month ago)

PCR @ #12553: Good grid (1 month ago)

The one and only @ #12522: This is a wicked quiz dawg, what a fresh mind you have dude (1 month ago)

toast @ #12513: Ditto. (1 month ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12553: Hard but enjoyable (1 month ago)

toast @ #12501: Great stuff - but I don't see why that irritatingly good looking upstart Donny should get all the credit ! I'll let it pass this time and hope Johnny Mathis's lawyers don't do these grids. (1 month ago)

Ian @ #12551: good, tricky grid with a number of options. THanks (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12550: I wish I had the panache to think of that ,toast! (1 month ago)

toast @ #12550: Brilliant mind expanding stuff. Unfortunately my mind proved inadequate for the challenge so I am giving myself a bit of a bolokin. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12539: Classy grid. It’s fortunate that we drink from the same well of useless knowledge... (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12535: Naughty Nelly...obviously been spending too much time with sailors:) Lovely grid, though. (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12550: That was fun ,Blues...and a learning experience (1 month ago)

Blues @ #12550: Cheers EL (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12553: Tough but good! (1 month ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12480: Never heard of any of the soap operas! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #12552: My mistake - see ...puzzgrid.com/grid/6868 (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #12552: Very nice. (I never thought of this before, but Storm would also fit in two of the groups!) (1 month ago)

RickRoll @ #12552: Good one. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #12544: Very good. (1 month ago)

Sandra @ #12550: Beat me (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #1602: The moon is called Titania, not Titanis...otherwise a good grid (1 month ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12550: Love the cut of your jib; a corker! (1 month ago)

chris @ #12544: Very well constructed . (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12294: Very good grid, nice overlaps between the groups. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12548: Good grid. Enjoyed the dictionary connection. (1 month ago)

Ian @ #12544: Very nice grid, thanks (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12454: Annoying when stick is not accepted because the setter has written "stick" (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12409: You need to expand key words. Like George I put hair styles and was marked incorrect. (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12544: I liked this,very neat and satisfying! (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12545: Fiendishly clever! I got one!not that one!connection... (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12542: Very good grid. Harsh, but fair. (1 month ago)

julie rounce @ #12532: love (1 month ago)

dan @ #12532: decent:) (1 month ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12545: Unfortunately my explain for the LOTR connection was too long to fit! Spoiler alert!: the last one was DRAGON-fly. It also goes on to say that if you managed to find that connection then I must applaud you, such is the obscure nature of the link. Also if it stumped you, I hope you managed to discover the remaining connections (1 month ago)

ashley cheetham @ #12532: it was good but tooooo easy (1 month ago)

Ethan Smith @ #12532: I put muscle and it was muscles (1 month ago)

Adam Rounce @ #12532: Dead (1 month ago)

SACUL @ #12532: DECENT (1 month ago)

b @ #12532: Happy birthday to me (1 month ago)

caine @ #12532: (1 month ago)

kim jon schlong @ #12532: nothing (1 month ago)

adam @ #12532: Happy birthday becky (1 month ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12542: Super grid. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12539: Dear Bonehead, that's right. It's a land snail. Snails are gastropod molluscs. (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #12539: Wikipedia says that escargot is a land snail (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12539: Another one that has done for me. I'm more at home on a proggy mat with my dogs eating fish and chips! (1 month ago)

george @ #12522: nice one (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12528: Could not even make a start but I can appreciate how difficult it is to make a grid such as this have a unique solution and as far as I can see it has. (1 month ago)

george @ #12523: most enjoyable (1 month ago)

george @ #12525: easy but nice (1 month ago)

Caris @ #11495: Great idea for a grid. Tricky. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12535: Nice grid. I like it when I get 10/10. (1 month ago)

Fruitloop @ #12535: Left all at sea with the ‘oranges’ group. Resorted to ‘navel’ gazing. (1 month ago)

julie valentine @ #12363: It's still a very good puzzle. Sorry - didn't mean to be so critical. (1 month ago)

julie valentine @ #12363: The spelling of (Ray) Winston is incorrect and held me up as I thought it was a red herring! The correct spelling is WINSTONE with an E on the end but no worries, I got there in the end! (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #12525: excellent, ticks all boxes (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12495: a good grid , peaks are not mountains (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12498: good grid (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12525: it was hard plenty of red herrings (1 month ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12469: Excellent grid. Had me flummoxed! (1 month ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12468: Not bad but the answer to the family group didn't accept relatives as an answer (1 month ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12463: One of the best I've played so far, just got the elements with 12 seconds to go! (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12486: a good one (1 month ago)

RonnieHotdog @ #2297: First group I got was berries! Nice work sir (1 month ago)

RonnieHotdog @ #1396: Lovely stuff. (1 month ago)

Red Salamander @ #12523: Yes indeed - an excellent grid. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12523: Very nice, thank you. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #9035: Puzzles within a puzzle! Fun stuff, thank you. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12522: Excellent grid. I knew what I was looking for but ran out of time...so many good crossovers. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12520: Good stuff, too tricky for this oldie. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12528: Thanks, folks. Glad that someone was led astray by my kitty cats, Nellington:) (1 month ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12523: Very good, tough but enjoyable. (1 month ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #12525: Great stuff! (1 month ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12528: Had me beaten;great construction, but very tough. (1 month ago)

Nelly @ #12528: Too hard for an oldie like me. (1 month ago)

Nelly @ #12528: Too hard for an oldie like me. (1 month ago)

Nellington @ #12528: Kicking myself over the Dr. Who connection. I linked Sylvester and Tom, but then spent ages trying to find two more cats! Quality grid, though. (1 month ago)

Nellington @ #12498: Great grid! Nice one. (1 month ago)

Nellington @ #12492: Quality grid! (1 month ago)

pocketpaitr @ #10405: not easy (1 month ago)

Bernie Roome @ #12522: Great grid. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12496: Good grid, J Boy. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12522: Woah! you got me good! (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12523: Excellent grid (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12525: This was hard, though not eggstremely so. I got a little mixed up, but it came good in the end. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12528: Grrrrr..... (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12525: Eggsellent work (1 month ago)

Nelly @ #12525: Plenty red herrings. Enjoyed it (1 month ago)

Cupiditas @ #12525: Fried my brain. (1 month ago)

Cupiditas @ #12522: One of the best. Looked simple. Wasn't. (1 month ago)

Cupiditas @ #12520: Tricky. Very tricky. (1 month ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12495: The old adage "Ne'er cast a cloot 'til may is oot" is a saying which means do not leave winter clothing off until the may flowers are out. (1 month ago)

Nelly @ #12522: (1 month ago)

Nelly @ #12522: Well done TopDawg. Quite difficult to decide on each category. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12520: Hey, no fair doing cool things like apps for us oldies! ;-) J.K. (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #12494: Re bobretd - Caris is correct. It is SIKES. (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12494: Er, no, Bobretd. It's Bill SIKES. (1 month ago)

bobretd @ #12494: Bill SYKES (1 month ago)

Rich @ #12468: It's not much of a criticism, but the animal T group can also be completed by D (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12502: Toughie! But a goodie, thank you. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12513: Very nice grid. I, too, liked the TH group. ‘Cack’ gave me my way in! (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12501: Really liked this, thank you. I never thought that recognising a Donny Osmond song would stand me in such good stead... (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12496: Nice puzzling. Though I’m disappointed that ‘crocodile’ didn’t come under the ‘household pets’ category...mine seems quite happy in the bath. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12498: Very neat puzzle, with just the right amount of trickery... (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12494: Nicely done...or should I say niecely done? Enjoyed this a lot. (1 month ago)

Wiz @ #12513: Lovely varied grid... Liked the TH a lot. (1 month ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #12502: Very good, challenging and clever. (1 month ago)

Phil Herup @ #12512: Nice grid. (1 month ago)

Jezebel @ #12497: My sort of territory - herbs, poets and the Simpsons! - so I managed to be left with the alliterative names by default. Nice grid :) (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12501: Very clever! (1 month ago)

Caris @ #12495: "Peaks" should be accepted for "mountains and hills" - you need to expand your list of correct words (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12322: chess pieces rubbish . i hope theirs no more (1 month ago)

toast @ #12485: Two very good lines. The less line was presumably there to provide red herrings but was less successful in my opinion. Still overall a good challenge and enjoyable. (1 month ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12457: Wouldn't accept Russian, grad or cities so difficult to get that group right! (1 month ago)

anthony @ #12496: a very good grid , any more ? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nelly @ #12496: Very enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12498: Having said that, this was a really enjoyable grid, and very accessible (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12498: Minor quibble, but Killer Whales are not actually Whales, they are dolphins. A better explanation for the connection would be words that can precede Whale (1 month, 1 week ago)

Luc @ #12494: Great grid, tricky but great. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #12495: Grand national winners are also racehorses (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rich @ #12496: Leaving aside 'household pets' as a category, alligators and crocodiles are reptiles (1 month, 1 week ago)

M Brio @ #12492: Thanks for the clarification;on reflection I guess people request a decaf rather than the full word and so its usage creates acceptance. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #12304: Hello Lana (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wilberforce @ #12456: Can't rate highly when a clue answer spelled incorrectly (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caris @ #12497: But it was a very good grid. Tough! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caris @ #12497: Hmmm... alliterative names of fictional characters... hmmm (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caris @ #12498: Nice grid! Killer was a good red herring. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wilberforce @ #12490: Great grid what a smashing family fun time (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wilberforce @ #573: Super grid Loved it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wilberforce @ #12496: It was a top notch quiz young chap! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Your dedicated fan @ #12498: This quiz is absolutely brilliant you are a genius make more please (1 month, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #12495: Reference Rebecca Wood - The Hawthorn is also known as the May-Tree (because it flowers in May). Good grid with some different topics covered. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Limple @ #12494: It was the best of games, it was the worst of games (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rebecca Wood @ #12495: Since when was may a plant and a shrub. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9029: Too extreme. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12479: Not bad at all. It's easy to make a mistake as you seem to have done with hunt. Don't bother about it. Thanks for a decent grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9032: Good wall. (1 month, 1 week ago)

xyz @ #12492: It is most annoying that this site does not show what the correct connections were (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9034: Pixies are a bit obscure for this. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9035: Too wordy (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9036: Testing (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9038: Spotted hidden vehicles too late. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #9039: Easy peasy (1 month, 1 week ago)

Limple @ #12492: Smart, funny, clever... actually not funny (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nelly @ #12494: Lots of red herrings. Well done Caris. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caris @ #12492: M Brio: Decaf is in Collins and Oxford English dictionaries - yes, it's informal, but it's an accepted word (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12472: Good one. And thanks for the explanations. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grace Quirell @ #12490: I struggled, but was entertained. (1 month, 1 week ago)

S Tonia @ #12491: Easy but fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

M Brio @ #12492: So tough; not sure decaf is a word. (1 month, 1 week ago)

cupiditas @ #12492: I imagine you enjoyed making it more than I enjoyed doing it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #12490: Unfortunately, being a pedant, I have to point out that you can swap lily and lavender, (lily being Harry potters mum, and lavender white being a colour in the delux range) thus making two correct solutions to the grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12491: a very good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bunfight @ #12486: A nice quick one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Limple @ #12481: Thanks. Just a noob, but I have done one more. (1 month, 1 week ago)

TopDawg @ #12490: Good grid, had me engaged (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12488: Nicely done. Plenty of red (hot!) herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Justin Thyme @ #12486: Well constructed and fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12488: Very enjoyable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

TopDawg @ #12475: I liked this quiz because it challenged me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Cupiditas @ #12488: Promising stuff. I enjoyed solving this. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Limple @ #12488: Really good one, had me thinking for a while! (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12481: great stuff, any more (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12486: a very good wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12469: excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12481: Great stuff, well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #12478: 'Acronym' didnt work as an answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #12479: So many other options for hunt. Also why isn't 'bird' accepted for the garden bird category, harsh. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #12473: Because of the personal content and because it's not published as a general-interest quiz, I gather it's part of a private puzzle hunt with a murder-mystery theme. You might have noticed the non-Puzzgrid-related clue in one of the explanations, and that same clue has appeared in all three grids by this user. (The setter is probably trying to make a clean one without any outside comments, but the setter probably doesn't realize his/her own comment draws everyone else's attention via the comments page. As a courtesy, I'd suggest we refrain from commenting on this user's puzzles that aren't publicly posted.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #12470: I got incorrect for synonyms for waste so just put synonyms for the next group and got incorrect. Then I put games for another group instead of popular boardgames so got 3 wrong out of 4 - a bit harsh methinks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nelly @ #12482: Not one for the oldies!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nelly @ #12477: Good mix of subjects. Enjoyed it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nelly @ #12481: This is more like it !!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12477: Nice mix, thank you. Enjoyed this one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Queen @ #12469: Excellent grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12470: Not a bad grid, but would you mind if I offer a little constructive criticism? If 4 items are grouped because they're synonyms, I think it's a good idea to put in as many possible synonyms as you can think of in the answer box. For example, for the group 'Trash', 'Refuse', 'Garbage', and 'Rubbish' I put as the answer "Synonyms for litter" and this was marked as incorrect, but the answer given was "Synonyms for garbage". My guess is that "litter" wasn't one of the key words you put in the answer box. I get that it's impossible to anticipate all the possible correct answers 100% of the time, but when it comes to groups of synonyms I think the more relevant key words you put in the answer box the better the odds for solvers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12473: I think it's a kind of weak joke? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12468: Quality grid! Lots of great connections, even if I didn't get all of them. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kit G. @ #12473: What on Earth is this-how are people supposed to work this out if they have no idea who these people are? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Queen @ #12481: A promising debut. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #12478: A grid should only have one correct solution (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #12478: This grid has so many viable solutions that it simply doesn't work. As already pointed out you can swap hp with ibm, or even LG, you can swap samsung with Sony or even canon, you can swap Philips or toshiba with samsung. (Some of these companies make an awful lot of different products, especially Samsung and Philips. You can swap apple with a few of the others as well etc etc..... (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #12479: How about James Hunt? Or Linda? (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #12479: as below.....you cannot be serious (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kit G. @ #12478: IBM are also manufacture computers and HP is an acronym,so they can be swapped over... (1 month, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #12479: Hunt hunt? (1 month, 1 week ago)

JBOY @ #12478: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Queen @ #12478: Wag1 my G (1 month, 1 week ago)

Barry Scott @ #12478: Bang! And the dirt is gone ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kim jong un @ #12478: Which genius made this (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nigel Farage + Donald Trump @ #12478: Ur an genius you stumped the greatest minds in the world (1 month, 1 week ago)

JBOY @ #12478: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12475: Good for the family (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #12474: Not sure why this was labelled fiendish. Two of the connections leap off the screen. Then you are left with eight examples of seafood which, admittedly are harder to pin down, however you then discover that that's because some of them are interchangeable making for a grid with more than one solution (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12454: See my earlier comment SMck! (1 month, 1 week ago)

HandyHint @ #12473: HOVER OVER THE QUESTION MARKS TO GAIN VALUABLE INFORMATION (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12462: Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SMck @ #12454: Put 'stick' - wrong!!!! Terrible & Frustration!!!! Awful error in an otherwise decent grid - but what is a lopstick???? (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12447: Pretty good thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #12465: John, they're various elements from the TV series. It was set in a place known only as The Village, the antagonist/gaoler was known only as No. 2, and Rover was a giant white bubble that bounced around to keep the prisoners in check. The only item I wasn't keen on was Resigned, because it wasn't a person/place/thing and appeared only in the opening sequence; the protagonist resigns his job, and his file is placed in a drawer marked Resigned. That quibble aside, I thought The Prisoner was a fun idea for a grid line, so I enjoyed seeing it here. (I wish the series were available on Netflix since I'd love to watch it again.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

HINT @ #12471: HOVER OVER THE QUESTION MARKS AND YOU MIGHT FIND SOME USEFUL INFORMATION (1 month, 1 week ago)

Amanda S @ #12470: Spurn not sprun (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #12440: Brilliant grid, knew the categories but couldn't pick the right ones in time! (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #12454: Didn't accept 'Emoji'? (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #12457: typed 'grad', wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #12465: I don't understand the prisoner link? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #12456: Wouldn't accept William... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #12457: Wouldn't accept ......grad (1 month, 1 week ago)

Smudge @ #12281: 6:45: 2/1 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Smudge @ #12278: Proper wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12454: Peekay,Google,it's there and complicated... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #12400: Last group was impssible.....what kids? whose kids? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chris Brook @ #2297: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #12454: Lop stick?????? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Calum @ #9983: I tried Ben Dover about 5 times. (1 month, 1 week ago)

AJ @ #12421: As others have said, needs to be square root of -1. Otherwise great quiz. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12463: Nice grid. The elements group, in particular, was very clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #12465: Good except that I hate The Prisoner links (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #12335: Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12450: good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #12445: Brilliant. Just got it with less than 10 seconds left and feel very good about myself :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #12463: I liked this grid a lot, though I'm not quite sure affable totally fits in with the rest in its category. A smashing grid otherwise, though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #12450: Good stuff! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JJLeDJ @ #4271: Needs better explanations (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12460: Nice toughie, thank you. I got too hung up on film directors...which is exactly what you wanted! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12446: Goodness me,playing in those would indeed be a challenge! High tops,didn't know that.thankyou! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Robbo @ #12460: Very good, only worked out half of it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JustWhy @ #12457: First 'Shatter' and now 'Chuckle' I can't tell if you are deliberately messing with people but if not there is a great new website you may find handy www.google.com (1 month, 1 week ago)

patch @ #12451: Nice red herrings. My cultural knowledge let me down but still enjoyed it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

patch @ #12454: Grid OK but answer acceptance not great. My correct, one-word answer for the Grinning face group was not accepted, but my incorrect (or rather, too general) answer for the Ghostbusters group was accepted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #12446: Ah, thanks. That is, literally and figuratively, more pedestrian than what I'd guessed. In the US we called those high-tops, whereas we use boots to refer to the thick, heavy footwear worn by hikers and construction workers, for example. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12460: Lovely grid,varied and fun! I enjoyed seeing Ginger Baker ...he was extraordinary! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12457: Maybe Miss Slink, that doesn't matter? Enjoyed it, didn't complete it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12446: Jim, I don't think there's anything subtle about it. Baseball boots were popular in the 60s or 70s...just like sneakers but high over ankles. I always thought they actually had something to do with baseball. What were they called in the USI wonder? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #12440: I've noticed this too, JeSuis - there's a contact email address on the "about" page, maybe they'll be able to shed some light? Nice grid, by the way. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #12451: I liked this, though if I'm allowed to be a little pedantic, shouldn't it be Davis Jr? I guess that would make it a lot more obvious, though... (1 month, 1 week ago)

H&eM @ #12450: JeSuis - Boom! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #12446: Wiz, I've never heard of playing baseball in boots either, but given the lack of jumping, that would seem slightly more feasible than basketball. At this point I suspect I'm missing some British joke or cultural reference, but this presumably doesn't refer to Boots the chemist or the storage boots of motor vehicles, and that exhausts my knowledge of UK-specific boots. Google, as usual, was no help at all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Robbo @ #12456: Surely should be Shatner. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #12454: Nice, though surely it should be written AC/DC? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #12457: Chuckle should indeed be Chuckie. Also, aren't Stalingrad and Volgograd the same place, just having used each name at different points in history? (1 month, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12456: Damn, that's two on the trot I've failed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12457: Not a bad grid, but I think Chuckle should be Chuckie. (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooClever @ #12455: I agree with 4by4. Also it's not a unique solution. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you could swap Ukraine and Moldova and still retain a valid solution (1 month, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #12455: A potentially decent grid is a bit let down by the Smith line - Shatter should be Shatner? of Orange? and if it is the big film star Smith his name is Willard (but there is another older and probably less well known Smith). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hotspur62 @ #12447: Didn't recognise the answers Add an a to make girls names or The four Gospels! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #12440: As an aside, does anyone know why newly submitted grids are being removed? (1 month, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #12440: Bonehead; not sure what you mean, but "flu" is an acceptable answer? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12446: But not baseball ,Jim? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #12446: It would seem rather difficult to play basketball while wearing boots. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12445: No worries, i suspect this happens a lot... (1 month, 1 week ago)

JJLeDJ @ #9737: Once again we have an answer based on a ridiculous English pronunciation... This time of the word Bark - In Scotland we pronounce the R much like they do in the rest of the world outside the home counties (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12445: just looked at grid 6505 Mister tom. There is a similarity, indeed 2 of the same connections. I assure you it is by coincidence rather than plagiarism though. I almost used Nymph as a clue too! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #12445: Very nice! I enjoyed learning the proper name for a baby oyster. A small note: Sara could equally be Carl. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12423: Ironically, given the comments (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12423: Could have done with more scope for confusion (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12445: A tribute to #6505? :-) very nice individual clue choices (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #5389: One of puzzgrids finest! (1 month, 1 week ago)

tonyb leeds @ #5389: got 6/10 delighted. very very tough. i would need to be 200 to solve the statesman link (1 month, 1 week ago)

JGD @ #12400: No way of knowing some of the answers as they relate to personal connections (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12447: Nice grid, but didn't accept gospel writers as an answer. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #12440: surely flu would do, please change (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12434: not too difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12446: ok nice grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12443: Tricky and well constructed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #1396: Nice wall. Some good red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12445: Nice one. Baby oysters were my undoing... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #12446: Nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #11843: You should accept Central America (1 month, 1 week ago)

Curtis is Rubbish @ #4369: 2/10 WOULD NOT PLAY AGAIN (1 month, 1 week ago)

Curtis is Rubbish @ #4365: rubbish hated it so much (1 month, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #12381: Thanks for the comments. Z - the users of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne metro transport system will often agree with you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12445: For the feedback (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12445: Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Colm @ #566: I enjoyed this one; good & frustrating :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #11973: your grid made me think well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #12445: Well constructed and a good mix of answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12445: Nice one,bit Too Clever for me in parts! (1 month, 1 week ago)

puzzGrid @ #12423: :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12423: That made me laugh:) (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12423: Oooooh yeah.... ive had a bit of a think, can you change my username to Wiz. only joking! to be honest, I quite like TooCleverByHalf. for the time being maybe we could leave it as that. thanks for the offer (1 month, 1 week ago)

puzzGrid @ #12423: Thanks TooClever, if you would like a name of your own choosing let me know and I'll change it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12423: It was a bit infuriating, but thanks for contrition...enjoy puzzgrid,it is indeed a great site. (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12423: As the Wiz impersonator, I would like to apologise to firstly Wiz, it was a bit of fun that I probably took a bit too far, and secondly to PuzzGrid, its a great site, very entertaining, needless to say a donation to site maintenance is due by way of recompense. Happy gridding everyone (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12252: lol (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #12252: no (1 month, 1 week ago)

None of the below @ #12252: Are you all the same person? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12441: Very good grid, I could see the US link, but I took to long to sort it and ran out of time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12441: Good grid. Don't worry about the classification as the setter only chooses the initial setting.That can then be changed by the solvers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #12440: nice simple grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12441: Very nice and dare I say topical! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12441: Thank you. Glad you liked it. I thought I’d marked it as ‘difficult’ but it’s showing as ‘medium’. I’m a newbie at this, so apologies if anyone is misled. (1 month, 1 week ago)

uncstebah @ #12441: An excellent, topical grid. Didn't solve it but the solution brought a smile, especially the Macbeth group. Really enjoyed this one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Marion Haste @ #12440: Clever gridding. (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #12437: well done ,good variety of red herrings (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12440: Nice accessible grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12437: Good variety and plenty of red herrings (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gladys Allover @ #12434: I enjoyed it. Not too difficult, but interesting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grace Quirell @ #12436: Tough, but good fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #12437: Nice spooky one, thank you👻 (1 month, 1 week ago)

JJLeDJ @ #1060: This grid needs a classification below that of easy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JJLeDJ @ #11617: It accepts any answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #12437: Great grid, lovely stuff. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JJLeDJ @ #11636: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12437: Nice one! Good for Halloween too! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #10029: Not bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #10048: Never heard of Fiona and Jazz apple (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ann Ominous @ #10063: Couldn’t get a set (1 month, 1 week ago)

Colm @ #1818: Really enjoyed this one! Well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

Badge @ #12429: Bit tough on acceptable answers, wouldn't accept Roger or 5 (1 month, 1 week ago)

CellBlock @ #12428: Didn't get any groups, but was able to get the connections after it resolved. Pretty interesting puzzle. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #1653: Yep! It means something valuable found after effort I have discovered.new to me too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #1653: Pay dirt? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #12434: Toast is correct. The solution has to be unique. This is not unique as Toast describes. It should not discourage anyone from creating a grid but can be a learning point for creating any future grids. Everyone can be fallible - it is difficult to get everything spot on. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Angry person @ #12292: I put quadrilatirals for the 2d shape one and it said it was incorrect (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #7182: Pile (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #12421: Was marked wrong for 24 for some reason. Good variety. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #12423: good variety. Hard if you don't know Adele albums. Liked the Fifty category. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #12425: Good variety. Got two out of four but should have got the others - they were good sets. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #12429: Not in my comfort zonen - don't know any guitar makes or some of the Rogers! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #12434: Bob this has been discussed before. Crossovers are great but only one solution that covers the grid is permissible. On this grid there are three equally valid solutions but two of them are marked incorrect. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #12430: Liked it. Some good clues to hang on to. Good variety. Did better this time (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frantic @ #12431: Too much the same sort of thing. Sour grapes because I scored zero! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #10088: Berlin is by far the most populous city in Germany, therefore making the clue useless (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bobretd @ #12434: Toast that is the whole idea that there are 'crossover' answers for the different groups of 4 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #12434: Good for those who dig their UK geography, but maybe one to miss for those whom the subject is a massive blind spot. I personally prefer my grids to cover a variety of topics, but I'm aware there are plenty of people who feel differently. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #12434: Thanks but I think either Tyne or Humber could be swapped with Thames so there is not a unique solution. Good try though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Colm @ #12421: -1 is not i; liked the last group - kicking myself that I missed it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #12433: No real decoys or red herrings here; the bashful one was too easy, considering the other options. I liked the caretaker England managers one, though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JJLeDJ @ #4648: Not how you spell pidgin in this case (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Irene @ #12425: I put palindrome for 3 and was marked wrong because I didn't put it in plural (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ann Ominous @ #12304: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ann Ominous @ #11719: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ann Ominous @ #11731: Good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cake cheese @ #1088: Never call me Jack or James (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

redkite @ #6870: dolores is correct! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

redkite @ #8523: birds group a bit of mishmash of species and families (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ann Ominous @ #10688: Tough (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

uncstebah @ #12432: I liked this one. Very clever, especially the American/UK words group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Robbo @ #12425: A bit too easy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #12432: A good effort. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

E. Stenders @ #12432: Very enjoyable grid. Well done. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #12432: I was off home ground with most of the groups but enjoyed having a go. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #12432: Nice stuff, I particularly liked the UK/US one (and was annoyed that I didn't suss it!) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #12430: Easy-breezy, but fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #12432: Come on guys, leave me some feedback. Stroke/destroy my ego as you see fit! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

roger @ #12408: Poor quality due to the lack of thought you have put into the acceptable answers. Girls names are all ridiculously spelt. Synonyms for litter not accepted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

roger @ #12418: poor words accepted. other than that decent attempt. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ben Feeka @ #12430: Good fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

roger @ #12429: why not accept roger? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12428: I had a bit of fun with it.just got two connections . (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12428: Sorry Jim, no it wasn't. If you worked it out you must have been sat next to compiler. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #12430: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12423: Many thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12430: Good grid but didn't accept "associated with witches" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12430: God grid but didn't accept "associated with witches" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #12423: Sorry Wiz, comments removed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cg @ #12418: Marked wrong for just putting anniversaries and cookies. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aardvark @ #12110: Cheese before AND after is misleading and unfair - should be either or. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12431: It's pretty similar! I haven't! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12431: Not entirely the same; but you must have a good memory. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12431: This is like an earlier grid of yours? Any reason?enjoyed it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PaulyT @ #12416: Good, and had me going! I think the Action set can also all start Re- (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PaulyT @ #12416: Good, and had me going! I think the Action set can also all start Re- (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12429: Of course course you're right pedant. But I think my comment still stands.i did mean parrot btw. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12429: Of course course you're right pedant. But I think my comment still stands.i did mean parrot btw. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Big Boy @ #1095: Some good cross overs - though they were fairly obvious - did it in less than a minute. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12423: Oh just stop it,boring! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Big Boy @ #184: Enjoyed this one - liked the cross overs. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #7704: bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12429: Although technically you are right,one of them is not usually referred to as animal. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jim Karner @ #12425: Hey, what about us five year olds? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12429: Fun grid, but would not accept animals. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12423: It was! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12396: I see, Jim ,sorry I got you wrong! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12428: Nicely constructed. That was fun to puzzle out, and quite reasonable with a bit of thought. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12420: It's funny how often I rule out the correct answer. "Well, it can't be twin because there's no such thing as twin town or twin Atlantic." (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12396: Right, wiz, I was referring to the author of the book (but trying to avoid mentioning Herge or Tintin), not the grid-setter. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12418: Wouldn't accept just city (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12420: Not me!good attempt.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12429: Would not accept "Roger..." (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12423: That wasn't me! I liked the grid too! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12423: I thought it was fine. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #12420: Capricorn is a goat, not a centaur.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tolkein @ #14: I introduced the plural 'dwarves' in the hobbit. Until then, and therefore in Snow White, the only plural option was 'dwarfs' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nick H @ #12421: unfortunately, the number -1 is NOT known as/abbreviated to 'i'. i is the SQUARE ROOT of -1, hence an 'impossible number', (i for impossible!). Other than that, nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Simon Gould @ #12371: Really good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Simon Gould @ #1396: Not very good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cheeser @ #12423: A little too easy, but good for early in the morning! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jacob and Miss Stewart @ #12414: chocolate cake and puffed plums (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Zayna @ #12426: it was really good but i couldnt name the categories :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jacob and Miss Stewart @ #12413: Great grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12424: AlainD may be the Ken M. of puzzgrid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12425: Puzz lite. Ages 6 and up. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12421: Very enjoyable grid. Nice work! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

denny @ #12403: Pretty shite. Agree with other commentor (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12410: Enjoyed this, thank you. I ended up with the right groups for the wrong reasons but managed to get my brain in gear eventually... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12411: Good grid,hard in parts.china White is a film.a band,a nightclub,a drug,and a type of clay... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nick H @ #12411: Kirin Cup? I had to google it, it is a soccer cup in Japan! not too sure about 'China White' either (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #12410: 10/10. No idea how. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ann Ominous @ #12392: I answered aristocracy instead of nobility. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ann Ominous @ #10678: Should have got this. Not bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hercules @ #12371: Hercules = demigod, 1 star (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny who? @ #12375: The truth always does (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wrong @ #12392: D'oh, I wrote 'title' not 'titles' so lost 3 points! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wrong @ #12403: First words in titles... need to be really famous titles for that to be a serious group, otherwise you can basically just throw any random selection of words together. Also, I loved Captain Scarlet, doesn't stop a viable correct answer to that group being 'colours' though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wrong @ #12408: The fact that they're capitals and European capitals is a group, niche spellings of names within them is not. Would have been a fine grid apart from that failure from the setter. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

george @ #12408: capitals containing girl's names (if you misspell/corrupt them).sorry but not good at all. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

george @ #12409: would not accept hair styles. otherwise,o.k. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

wiz @ #12396: Itc's just the name of the Tintin book,Jim. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Maria @ #12408: One of those sets was rubbish! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #12397: excellent balance of difficulty. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12396: "...in the Land of the Soviets": it's as if the person behind that group thought the name "Soviet Union" was copyrighted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NB @ #12396: The groups all fell into place quite easily, couldn't get the connections for most though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Real wiz @ #12235: Oh dear,goodbye!c (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Real wiz @ #12235: It wasn't! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

crab @ #12407: ace attorney (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Metro @ #12399: Daft as a brush. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hint @ #12399: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hint @ #12399: Hover over the question marks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hint @ #12400: Hover over the question marks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hint @ #12402: Hover over the question marks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koji @ #1818: Nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koji @ #12125: Very easy????? WTF! It was HARD! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hint @ #12398: Hover over the question marks to find the next clue! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #5612: nonsense. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #5469: Nonsense chemical symbols category. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #12305: Even though Oak, Sycamore and Rowan are trees but Juniper is not. Juniper is a fruit. There are the names of Pokemon Professors. For Of Hearts, Padme Amidala, Susan Pevenise and Guinvere are all Queens but they are not real. They are from Books, Films or from legend. Thank you for playing my grid. Hoped you enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12235: The last comment wasn't me btw! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12235: The user name thing is a bit of a minefield,methinks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ajs @ #5741: wouldn't recognise "Thunderbirds" as a corredt response - ridiculous! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Brother Andio @ #10486: Dear Grid Setter, Whilst I very much enjoyed your grid, I was left somewhat heartbroken by being marked as incorrect for the link I provided For the black box, koala bear set. These were all things that are not what they actually say they are. I can't remember how I phrased my answer but it was deemed to be incorrect. As I have clearly shown that I put exactly the right answer (TO THE LETTER!) imagine my horror in being told I was wrong. I am never wrong. Now I am heartbroken (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

uncstebah @ #12393: Very good. Difficult without being impossible. I didn't solve it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #12387: Nice grid, thank you. But it’s ‘Lawrence’, not ‘Laurence’ of Arabia. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #7592: Good, tough grid, with plenty of red herrings. Agree that the definitions could be better, but I'm mainly just sore that I missed the countries link! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #12381: Excellent Dorothy line. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12392: Very nice! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12179: Some nice groups and as stated one v clear route in (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12391: Not bad. i think trying to hide Meg Ryan, nice though it was, made this a bit too simple to resolve by guesswork (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #11420: Very obscure not impressed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #10131: Lovely (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #12235: Whoah there, smh. Are you suggesting someone is impersonating Pedant? Surely not! Is nowt sacred? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

smh @ #12388: Shame about the duplicated words in this one :( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

smh @ #12388: there's a problem in the system. two of the same grid-this and next one and this one has two words the same in. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mark @ #12378: famous marks? seriously?? that's just pathetic. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

smh @ #12252: And there he is at it again. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

smh @ #12235: Oh look what we have here. 5 comments with 5 different usernames by the same person. The same person who tried to make out "smh" was "theirs". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

smh @ #12377: You hijacked my username more like. I was using it before you as you know. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12366: could broken work for breaking? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smh @ #12377: Somebody appears to have hijacked my username, I is not write that other comment, not sure why someone would do it tho! Sad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JON @ #12381: BRILLIANT (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #12375: So cinema chains is not a correct answer? Really? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

z @ #12381: After the goodbyes and the cities it was a new level of difficult. I didn't like metro. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #12381: Generally good, but I thinking hiding transport modes within full names is a bit too 'out there.' Otherwise, some good elements here, especially the Wizard of Oz red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #12379: Jim Can empathize with your difficulties. Same problem for me with the scousers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12381: very good, though quite difficult. I liked the wizard of oz red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12381: A lot of clever thinking went into this! And I didn't have the brainpower to puzzle it out! Enjoyed though,Thankyou! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12379: Sorry for the Lake error. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #12182: You can't beat a nice homity pie (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wexford @ #12379: Eire incorrect spelling (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RP @ #12361: Tricky but clever (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny Orlando @ #12375: That hurts. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12377: Totally disagree with the last comment. Brilliant grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

smh @ #12377: Awful, awful grid. Just terrible. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

smh @ #12379: Lake Eire (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny truth @ #12378: Bottom of the barrel grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny truth @ #12375: Johnny Orlando must be the least famous human to have ever lived. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12379: nicely balanced set. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12379: Jim, I was told that rather than a gear box it had a dirt box! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12379: Thanks for introducing me to the cupboard phrase. It's also fun to learn that, in an industry populated by Jaguars, Mustangs, and Vipers, there used to be a gentle Kitten. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #8199: No surprise that I got that wrong . I'll have to listen more carefully next time I'm up there. On the other hand I'll probably just get ratted in the company of a bunch of incomprehensible locals like all the other times and forget it all. Cheers hp. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #12377: Not entirely home ground for me but a very decent grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #12377: Nice sets of crossovers with widely accessible answers. Great job. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #12337: too much obscure football (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #12322: chess pieces rubbish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

hp @ #8199: INCORRECT - the two Ss in surprise sound the SAME TO ME, but, I am a scouser (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

hp @ #12366: Hard grid but good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12275: Thanks, Wiz and Miss Slink. I'm in the United States, and Google informed me of what a pick 'n' mix is (our closest equivalent is "penny candy," an assortment of jars of different candies, where each piece costs the same amount, historically a penny but now probably a nickel). However, Google wasn't helping with the individual items; dolphins and shrimp don't seem to have swum across the Atlantic. We do have fudge, thank goodness, though I've never seen it in a penny candy display. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12365: Good grid, though Lion might have worked better than Oscar because the other three all need to be preceded by Golden. What's the canine idiom: dog-eat-dog world? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

10/10 @ #12180: Good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pall @ #8888: Would be nice if it accepted "Heads of state" (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pall @ #8898: Band and Tube were both rejected which was a shame (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #12361: Good one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Merv @ #12358: Hidden in plain view (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #12275: Jim, are you outside the UK? I have a feeling pick 'n' mix is a very much a British tradition. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #12364: Excellent work - nice variety of subjects, lots of crossovers, and the missing Misses was clever. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Susan @ #12281: Needs to specify what format the answer should be in (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12277: Since the previous comments were unhelpful, I'll add a detailed one. Aside from the Westminster group, I don't think this grid worked: 1. The grass group feels arbitrary because "wet grass" and "long grass" aren't special phrases, nor is grass necessarily long or wet. 2. There's no parallelism in the saint group. Laurent and Teresa are names of saints (as is nearly any common name used by Christians), Leslie Charteris created Simon "the Saint" Templar, and Moore doesn't have any connection that I can find. 3. If this grid had any red herrings between groups, I'm not seeing them. 4. I can't view the answer to the Dombey group because the software won't let me enter an answer, but if it's "and Son(s)" as suggested by Dombey and Mumford, then the other two are so obscure that Googling them doesn't yield anything notable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12275: Yes they are all candies shrimp ,ring and dolphin shaped. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12275: I'd never heard of a pick 'n' mix, and even after repeated Googling, I don't understand the items in that group. Are dolphins and shrimp slang terms for candy in the UK, or maybe brand names of candy? Do rings refer generically to ring-shaped candies, like Life Savers in the United States, or something else entirely (like calamari rings, in light of dolphins and shrimp)? On a separate note, I liked the fish category but was puzzled by the explanation "Native fish." Native to someplace in particular? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CatFan2000 @ #7545: Amazing! Great JOB! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12349: A great grid in my opinion! Clever and varied,neat red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pebo @ #12331: Good fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BLOFELD @ #12359: Well of course I got one of the film categories 😉 But I'm not a big fan of these types of grids (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Linda @ #11352: Good fun. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #12340: OK, I fell right into the trap: I got the rivers first due to SVRN, then assumed all the others were missing vowels as well (which obviously didn't get me very far). Nicely done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Relax @ #12172: It's a game (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

survivor @ #12359: Fun wall with a creative premise. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Poop @ #12204: UNFAIR CAR QUESTION. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #12110: very good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #12354: Brill (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Karner @ #12332: Yes, thanks I am a little hard of herring. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Justin Thyme @ #12338: Have to agree with the others, but I had fun trying. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #12349: Enjoyable and challenging. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PaulyT @ #12348: A little harsh I think Hampton. Think you got out the wrong side of bed today. Perhaps that's why you feel asleep so easily after doing this. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12348: Perfectly good grid; my intellect is clearly inferior to HQ's. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #12349: Really well constructed and achievable in spite of many posibilities for one group. Particularly liked the "cat" clue. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quibbles @ #12348: Woefully unoriginal! Hampton did this blindfolded and fell asleep out of boredom before finishing... luckily the last 2 categories completed themselves. YAWN! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

a @ #12349: Yes, thought provoking, a real thought provoker for sure. The animal noises really got the philosophical juices flowing. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

jon @ #12350: wolf wood ?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

uncstebah @ #12347: A good one. I liked it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Smh @ #12349: Very clever. A real challenge and thought provoker (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aardvark @ #12340: Should accept "mail" for courier category (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Smh @ #12350: I try to make any negative comments as constructive as possible..... So congratulations on creating the worst grid I've ever seen. Like the other comments have already touched on, it's bad for so many reasons. But hey ho, you can't hit a coconut every time, keep trucking (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

a @ #12350: Just terrible on every level. Annoying that anyone voted this above one star so I ended up playing it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

george @ #12347: really enjoyable,well done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

george @ #12350: not so hot (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

uncstebah @ #12350: Deer, not dear (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12322: Not my favourite group,but tbf isn't that what Montana gave as link?enjoyed rest of grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Colm @ #12322: Chess pieces one is poor. Every word in the group is a misspelling of a chess piece! Liked the others though; pop one is good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #12350: Or two letters? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Narrow Neck @ #12344: Really enjoyable grid, thanks. And I learned something too! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #10928: Good false group and overlaps - really well constructed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Arrow @ #12344: Suddenly saw it after panicking at the similar looking groups! But eventually it fell into place. Great wall! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

13g+p @ #11967: v hard (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #12344: Very clever and very challenging. At first glance I thought I would score nil but pleased to get 7 with a guess to get the last 2 groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

S Tonia @ #12340: Good stuff! I liked the rivers, I suppose you could say that rivers are normally contain water vowels. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12241: Fun, easy grid. Sula should be Sulu, but in practice that's not a problem, given the absence of other Toni Morrison titles. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #8472: It's a shame that the correct spellings of paltry/poultry don't match the boy's-name pattern. Still, good creativity and a tough grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12338: 2 sets in nato alphabet unacceptable, though very easy grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12338: Having all 4 boys names from the phonetic alphabet made it too indecipherable. I was left with 8 tiles, ALL of which were in the phonetic alphabet. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12340: Liked this but rivers group would also make other words with two e's inserted. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bert @ #12165: Your knowledge of butchery is poor (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BLFLD @ #12340: Not often I get 10/10! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #11674: Loved this....great grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #12338: Agree with Hampton, too many crossovers, dumb luck hitting NATO phonetics as there were so many that qualified.....nice try, but try and nail down your groups a bit tighter. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mstr Tm @ #12340: While not an English river, SN could arguably swap with VN (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ray @ #12340: I liked most of it but wasn't sure the element group really fit in, with both letters being capitalized. I appreciated the descriptions here because I'd heard of a band called CSS but never CCS and initially wasn't sure it wasn't an error. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12332: Kind of you to point out the herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #12340: SPRB! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Freddie @ #12342: test worked, Looks hard initially, but if you get 1, becomes easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12335: Donkey line threw Hampton for a burton. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12337: Lovely stuff, though even as a lifelong gooner Hampton failed to twig the FA Cup line. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12338: Tough puzz. Flabby groups, vague and slippery in places. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12339: Deficient in herrings, but otherwise this puzz is in decent fettle. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzGrid Champion @ #12337: A bit unfair not to accept 'forests' and my knowledge of the Blackburn Rovers line-up is sadly rusty. Otherwise enjoyable grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Freddie @ #2184: i guessed alcoholic drinks for the ships clue, haha (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Freddie @ #12336: Self -test complete, too easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Womble @ #8387: Ingenious. Laughed that I got sex and drugs pretty quickly but still couldn't work out the others. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12209: Fun grid! It's especially nice to see a TV theme based on a popular recent series, instead of old children's shows from three decades ago, as seems to be the PuzzGrid default. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CookieSock @ #12321: Like Greggs sausage rolls, this puzz is lukewarm at best with some mild surprises, but with no real je ne sais quoi. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dockling @ #12322: Poor chess group - not sure if the incorrect spelling is deliberate or not? Either way, it detracts from what might have been a good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

uncstebah @ #12322: The chess pieces group doesn't work (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Beth @ #12157: Ditto (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #12157: Ditto (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #12155: No goood (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12328: i said dance. answer: dance, dancing. Marked wrong!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12322: Ah yes,,,but still I wonder what Hampton is up to! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12322: Twelve inches! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12322: What's afoot Hampton? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

littlecote @ #1953: rubbish - not everyone is christian (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tig @ #12324: Are Cruthes and Jojjoba typos? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12313: Rare puzz. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12317: Thrifty little grid. What it lacks in herrings it makes up for in whimsy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12319: Lovely assortment of herrings, if easily doable in the end. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12320: Hampton thinks 'biscuit' is a bit of a stretch for a Twix. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12321: Like M&S clothes, this puzz unfolds pleasantly and with some mild surprises, but with no real panache. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12322: Chess pieces spelt wrong was a hilariously bad group. I don't know why you didn't just spell them correctly, there aren't any red herrings in that group as it is but if you'd spelled them correctly you'd have had Bishop as a red herring. Weird choice. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #12313: Agreed bonehead - I tried but could not come up with anything (thought getting the connection would make it tricky though). I appreciate everyone's comments. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #12322: Chess pieces spelt wrong was a hilariously bad group. I don't know why you didn't just spell them correctly, there aren't any red herrings in that group as it is but if you'd spelled them correctly you'd have had Bishop as a red herring. Weird choice. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12319: Nice grid, though I've never heard of a Toucan crossing. Cool username, too :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AJ @ #12320: Titanium, Platinum, Silver and Palladium are all elements as well, so it should accept that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12306: agreed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12313: The 4 names would have been better if there had been a red herring - you can just select the 4 names without knowing the connection (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

aardvark @ #12306: Need to fix accepted answers e.g. "4 sided" acceptable answer, "electr" would allow electronic as well as electrical. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nick @ #12306: yes, the fact that the 4 in that group are all quadrilaterals made choosing it easier, and triangle wasnt the intended red herring, Nice 4 anagrams! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nick @ #12313: agree regarding the 4th '15'. I had the other 3 (very clever connection) but was just guessing and failed. Enjoyable though, nice red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #7692: Lob is a word tho! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Colm @ #12298: One of my favourites so far; well done (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #12313: Found it tough, but enjoyable (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #12313: Point taken thanks! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ya Boi @ #7692: Good Grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dog @ #12279: last set a bit obtuse (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12245: I really enjoyed this, Blues: it was a creative, original concept, and I found all four to be easy once I noticed what the equalities meant. Every quizzer, crossword buff, or geography buff knows Niue, so I'm surprised people are calling it obscure. I'm even more surprised by the back-and-forth over whether Niue is a country: the theme is "Places=2i," not "Countries=2i," so who cares whether it's a country? No one can deny that it's a place. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Banderbear @ #12305: Accepted trees even though that wasn't the answer shown, didn't accept queen (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ridiculous @ #12313: 15th of Feb yes well known date that one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12305: Would not accept trees for oak etc (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #12306: Liked this but would not accept 4 sided figures for the shapes. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #12245: Smh, Johnny Truth (Wiz)... Apology first to Smh if you thought I was flippant, that wasn't the intention although in hindsight it looks it. Secondly I didn't post the reply to you both after your excellent dissertations on national identity somebody obviously did it on my behalf. Now here's my two cents worth... Take a moment to consider what I tried to do to form this particular grid. Each row had three "three letter" words and a clue. The three letter words in each row were originally "four letter" words with an identical letter removed which also had to occupy the same position in each of the original words in its own row but in a different position to all the other rows. The three letter words that were left also had to make sense rather than be just a collection of letters (where possible). This restricted things a little. When it came to "countries" that were 4 letters long, with the second letter "i" my scope was very limited. This was why Niue appeared. As to whether Niue is a bona-fida country then this is open to debate but I offer the following:- I listed countries with 4 letters and Niue popped up all over the place. I then checked it with Wikipedia (not fool proof I know) but the opening statement is:- " Niue is an island country" I also saw them play rugby against the Cook Islands... So logic told me, for the sake of this quiz, that Niue passed most tests (although apparently not the UN's) I did not ask for a UN ratified country or an independent nation or sovereign state, simply a country. This begs the question how were countries classified pre October 24th 1945? or even before the 10th January 1920? when we had neither the UN or its forerunner "the League of Nations." (I don't know) As to Wales or Scotland or Ireland not being countries... 1. Point at a map of the Island or Ireland and ask any schoolchild what two countries make up the island and they will tell you Eire (or the republic) and N.I. 2. Walk into any pub in Glasgow and ask them what nationality they are or what country they live in.... Also wasn't James king of both countries? 3. Every time I cross the Severn bridge driving west out of England I pass a sign "Welcome to Wales" on the border of the two countries. Undoubtedly your information is irrefutable but sometimes we have to bow to common consciousness. Nevertheless thank you for taking the time to reply. (Ooops nearly forgot Smh, the reason I asked you if you finished the grid was simply out of curiosity, I could not imagine you getting so enraged had you waltzed through it. It is quite a strange grid because I have retried it since and struggled and I thought I knew the answers... (I knew Niue anyway.) Beer now. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11821: Why do the mascots, exclusively in the answers, all begin with lowercase letters? Doesn't that give the game away somwhat, even if you don't know what the link is? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #12291: I've found all your grids entertaining. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PaulyT @ #12306: Good but the answers quite specific. Didn't accept shape or anagram or electricity! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Colm @ #12283: Roation should be rotation? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12294: I got thinking Will Smith Films which threw me off for a minute or so. (Hancock, Independence day, I am Legend, Fresh prince of Bel Air), If that was intentional then well done! One of your best. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #12292: Apologies for the mistakes in this grid. For example I spelled Integral incorrectly. I have remade this grid it's No 12306 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12291: Enjoyed that, especially the anagrams. I often see ludicrously obscure themes on here, but Bible books aren't one of them. They're mainstream knowledge, and I'm not at all religious. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Al @ #3322: Didn't know "secret sharer" was a think, and had to look up "special Olympics", but enjoyed the grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12206: Thanks, Wiz, I didn't realize one of the businesses was a chain. Of course, now I'm tempted to invent a set of toppings for a farmhouse pizza: maybe ham, chicken, and turnips. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12302: I don't think this is a general-interest grid. Even from the answers, I can't tell what three of the groups mean, and the fourth one is incorrect: the Rolling Stones, the Police, and Guns N' Roses aren't goth/emo bands. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #12300: Apologies for all the mistakes in this grid. For example Freighter is spelled incorrectly. This grid should have be catergorised a Easy. I have remade the grid it is no 12305 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jessie @ #12302: Bye bye ! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Samir @ #12302: This awsome the whole world should do it!It is the best quiz ever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Inshalah @ #12302: This is great i will recomend it to anyone i see. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Malaikah @ #12302: this is the best quiz there is nothing you could improve! however personaloy it should be in extra easy . (1 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks ago)

Anisah @ #12302: This was great but chalinging (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ramón Martínez @ #12252: I agree with Sally. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ramón Martínez @ #12252: I agree with Sally. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12301: How embarrassing.oh dear. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Anisah @ #12301: This is the best thing ever i recomend it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mamooona @ #12301: I think this is quit good personly however i am a great fan of all of these bands . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Angel @ #12301: This the best quiz ever! You could not posibly improve anything about it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12301: Good ,fun,but explanations rather wordy.enjoyed it tho! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Malaikah @ #12301: I thought it was very good and there was nothing that they could improve! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #3464: Tess https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bubble @ #8494: True to rating (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12290: Hampton agrees with Sunny. Quite nice groupings but herringless puzz is scarce puzz at all. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12291: Ludicrously obscure biblical puzz. (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12294: Solid grid. Not too many twists and turns but intriguing, like an episode of Bergerac. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally can dance @ #12252: Excellent thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hkh @ #12295: Fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12298: I am even more excited now! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #12228: Bit tricky (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Barty @ #12298: Your name popping up in the comments regularly did inspire that group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #12282: Great fun :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12298: A grid with me in it. I'm excited.i enjoyed it too. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11994: Sadly I don't think so! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

SO @ #11994: Hahaha! Papa New Guinea. A joke, right?! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12245: Wifi? I meant will of course. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12245: Thanks for all the detailed knowledge! I live and learn and wifi endeavour to remember at least some of all that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fluff @ #12293: Hampshire rail towns very specific! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12206: Jim, I think it must mean the chain of restaurants with that name rather than type of pizza . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #12293: Captains has seriously been done to death now. It must have been used in about 1000 grids. (1 month, 3 weeks 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. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sunny @ #12291: 3 very easy groups with no red herrings. Couldn't do the anagrams :( (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sunny @ #12293: Good red herrings. hampshire rail towns a bit specialist. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12291: Very nice. Quite proud of myself for getting the anagrams :-) (1 month, 4 weeks 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. (1 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #1167: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally can dance @ #12282: https://youtu.be/FbuluDBHpfQ (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AtillaThePun @ #1396: Thumbs up (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

me @ #12286: Don't put capitals in link answer (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

TomBola @ #12282: Nice one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

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

toast @ #12280: Good one thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #12279: I like it. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Doc @ #12244: You lot might like this: https://youtu.be/bUc4fAti5PY (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JamEll @ #12244: Blimey. I never had dancing Sally down as a computer nerd, I had thought she was too cool for school ;-) (1 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12282: Different. I like it! (1 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks ago)

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

Sid Kneebridge @ #12273: Straightforward, but great fun. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12278: Thanks, feedback appreciated. Points noted. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Shamefaced sally @ #12270: The other one,sadly. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jester @ #12276: A very easy grid. One for a beginner to try. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally can dance @ #12264: 2 easy categories and 2 more challenging. The countries had me stumped. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jester @ #12270: Which one of you is the original Sally can dance? I'm confused! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally can dance @ #12278: I enjoyed the cryptic tree clues. I was stumped by the ties. (1 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #12275: Onion was accepted for last category??? I only put it cos I fancied some onion rings. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Chick N Shack @ #12274: I enjoyed it; good fun. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

E.C. Jet @ #12275: Gooful (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Meh @ #12277: So-so grid from an on-off visitor to the site. Of average enjoyment (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Bye the way @ #12245: Bye the way (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Vott @ #12277: A poor grid from a regular on the site. Not remotely enjoyable. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Vott @ #12275: Awful (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Vott @ #12274: Genuinely the worst grid I've ever seen. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

SeriousMike @ #12272: I quite liked this grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

SeriousMike @ #5532: brap brap brap!! Gangsters in the house!!!! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally can dance @ #12276: Should have allowed letters as a link rather than alphabet. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sally can dance @ #12277: A good grid from a newcomer on the site. Enjoyable. (1 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks ago)

SeriousMike @ #12276: Tougher than it looks. Can anyone beat a 6? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Vitt @ #12274: Not so good duplicate word (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Vitt @ #12275: Good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

SeriousMike @ #12274: ridonculous (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

SeriousMike @ #12273: Good grid. 10/10 top ebayer A+++ (1 month, 4 weeks 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? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Pam @ #12128: Or anything (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Pam @ #12128: Please swap Evans, with anyone (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Keeley @ #12273: Tricky (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JamEll @ #12270: I agree with my friend Sally can dance about allowing colour. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Nellington @ #12272: Nice grid. Tough, but fair. (1 month, 4 weeks 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 (1 month, 4 weeks 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 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

LN @ #12272: Bone and eggshell are interchangeable. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

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

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

Sally can dance @ #12259: Tricky with 2 categories having similar answers (2 months ago)

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

johnn @ #12265: Got two (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12265: It was good but I didn't quite get there! There is only one of me. (2 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12257: Ever tried peeling a watermelon anyone? (2 months ago)

Blues @ #12245: Wz Tst (add your own letters) Thnks. (2 months ago)

Smh @ #12252: Why is this grids rating so poor? I thought it was excellent (2 months ago)

JamEll @ #12265: PS are you single? (2 months ago)

JamEll @ #12265: How did you get on with this one Wiz? Me not so good. I'm sticking with Easy from now on. (2 months ago)

JamEll @ #12193: Wiz for Prime Minister (2 months ago)

JamEll @ #11420: I've had a better result after an STI test. Great gird though! (2 months ago)

topos @ #12264: very nice, great category overlaps and excellent category on countries (2 months ago)

topos @ #12265: nicely done, good category overlaps (2 months ago)

Wibble @ #12255: Easier for us oldies. (2 months ago)

Barty @ #12261: I realized that mistake immediately so duplicated the grid and corrected the mistake. (2 months ago)

aardvark @ #12261: Good grid (2 months 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 :-) (2 months ago)

Nellington @ #12255: Nice grid. Tough, but fair. (2 months ago)

JamEll @ #12257: Wizard! :) (2 months ago)

toast @ #12238: The spelling mistake didn't spoil the grid for me, the correct word can be guessed fairly easily. Good effort. (2 months ago)

chris @ #12258: very good difficulty level (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12257: Anytime! (2 months ago)

toast @ #12245: A bold and entertaining approach. Well done. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

JamEll @ #12257: Wiz, you're absolutely right. I want you on my team! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12257: Nice ...but raspberry might work better than kiwi. (2 months ago)

Puzzgrid Champion @ #12257: Wasn't sure on the Watermelon - but just googled and technically correct! Bravo!! (2 months ago)

Puzzgrid Champion @ #12259: Quite challenging but good fun! Got there with 9 seconds to spare! (2 months ago)

gnu @ #12257: Kiwi isn't very well hidden within the word Kiwi. (2 months ago)

Sally can dance @ #12257: Tough one but satisfying when you know how! Makes me fancy a fruit salad (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

ewa @ #9037: :) (2 months ago)

HW @ #12255: Tricky, enjoyed it. Thanks (2 months ago)

aardvark @ #12255: Ronaldo - 98 games and 62 goals for Brazil. Not quite as good as his Portuguese namesake but not far off. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12255: I thought he was I must admit. (2 months ago)

jefco @ #12255: Ronaldo not Brazilian (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12245: And I did find the grid tough,but 'twas good,nonetheless. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12245: Niue is indeed a self-governing country. (2 months 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.) (2 months ago)

topos @ #12251: very nice (2 months 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". (2 months 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 (2 months ago)

Serious Mike @ #12245: Bollocks (2 months ago)

Serious Mike @ #12244: Of course it didn't silly Sally! Might be able to dance but you sure are a numpty ah kid! (2 months ago)

Serious Mike @ #12238: Absolute garbage (2 months ago)

Vladimir @ #12116: Transliteration comrade (2 months ago)

Slaggins @ #12237: Well thought out grid with definite British slant. (2 months ago)

Philtrum @ #12237: Well thought out grid with definite British slant. (2 months ago)

Slaggins @ #12237: Well thought out grid with definite British slant. (2 months ago)

topos @ #12211: good one (2 months ago)

topos @ #12234: very nicely done, especially the S&G category (2 months ago)

topos @ #12242: shame about the sula/sulu typo, still a nice grid though, thanks! (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #8769: C'mon....body parts........sheesh Great grid though (2 months ago)

Billy McGinty @ #12242: Sula?? (2 months ago)

Slaggins @ #12242: Matt's right. This one's tripe (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Johnny truth @ #12245: This is: IT (=1S 2H) (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Sally can dance @ #12244: Didn't accept binary magnitude (2 months ago)

z @ #12245: Agreed. It was hard enough without the level of obscurity of the answers. (2 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12245: What on ear? ( Planet = 4&5th) (2 months ago)

Sally can dance @ #12238: Agree with smh, despite the mistake still finished in ten seconds (2 months ago)

Sally can dance @ #12235: Never been so chuffed to get 10 /10. Great (2 months ago)

Nfc @ #12235: Clever (2 months ago)

Giles @ #12231: "best"not accepted for expert? (2 months ago)

woods @ #5674: Quality. (2 months ago)

Just.l.wosty @ #12235: Best grid in a while, so many crossovers, really challenging (2 months ago)

Pedant @ #12235: Very good grid (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Jn @ #12223: Cheeky, liked it though. (2 months ago)

Matt @ #12242: Sulu* (2 months ago)

Glitch @ #12224: Tres bon. (2 months ago)

Glitch @ #12224: Très bon. (2 months ago)

smh @ #12238: It's Crewe Alexandra, not Alexandria. Given that misspelling was used as a red herring, I'd say poor grid. (2 months ago)

Dove @ #583: No she isn't! (2 months ago)

John @ #12237: This is my favourite grid so far!!! Well thought out - great links! Some red herrings (2 months 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. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #56: good wall (2 months ago)

Ray @ #12231: I thought the fruit group was "black ___". Some obscure fruits there. (2 months ago)

Tulloch @ #12218: Who the hell reads the comments before doing it? (2 months 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... (2 months 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 ;-) (2 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #12229: Very original, a little on the tough side though. (2 months ago)

woods @ #11870: Made me laugh tho (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #1161: good one (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #98: nice (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12229: There you go! (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Slaggins @ #12218: Thanks tulloch for the spoiler. Way to ruin it for everyone. Fun sponge! (2 months ago)

Slaggins @ #12223: Slap ma b*tch up! That was good (2 months ago)

Slaggins @ #5160: Slap ma b*tch up! That was good (2 months ago)

Bitty @ #9866: The Father Christmas link is too Vague (2 months ago)

fdhegbegh @ #12214: easy (2 months ago)

Blues @ #12211: Lovely grid. Thank you. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12211: Really excellent Thankyou! (2 months ago)

4by4 @ #12211: Really appreciate your kind words. (2 months ago)

4by4 @ #12167: Liked all the crossovers. (2 months 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. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Nellington @ #12211: Top quality grid. Nice one! (2 months ago)

Fay Mouse @ #12206: Wonderful stuff. The essence of good gridding! (2 months ago)

Lynne Seed @ #12205: I enjoyed it. (2 months ago)

Fred Bear @ #12207: Thanks, very enjoyable. (2 months ago)

Ann Aconda @ #12211: Very good. (2 months ago)

4by4 @ #12184: Agreed - missed that in the linkage - sorry! (2 months ago)

Toby Le Rhone @ #12210: Very tough (2 months ago)

M @ #3712: Quality- will show the whole world - epic (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12210: Oh, there you are RickRoll! (2 months ago)

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

RickRoll @ #12210: piece of (2 months ago)

Bumblebee @ #12206: Good quality grid which could be solved with logical thought and not too much specialist knowledge - thank you! (2 months ago)

Bumblebee @ #12209: Two lines depended on specialist knowledge. Bit disappointing. (2 months ago)

JeSuis @ #12212: Thanks (2 months ago)

chris @ #12212: nice one (2 months ago)

chris @ #12211: nice one (2 months ago)

JeSuis @ #12207: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! (2 months ago)

Fitz @ #12211: Yup, brilliant. (2 months ago)

toast @ #12211: Excellent! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12210: ..but that's not Yorkshire! Maybe it it Alan Bennett after all. (2 months ago)

Chris Widgery @ #12190: “Famous film companies” is right but the more commonly used “movie studios” is wrong? *sighs* (2 months ago)

Matty @ #12206: Nice ☝️ (2 months ago)

StillFlying @ #12205: Nice grid. Enjoyed it. Thank you (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12210: it could be Arnold Bennett..two tts... wrote Anna of the Five Towns. (2 months ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12208: Slippery grid, nicely done. (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12209: Rare herrings here. (2 months ago)

heidi @ #12191: good (2 months ago)

Al @ #820: I hadn't run into the spider either - doesn't mean it isn't valid, but wow it's obscure! (2 months ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12210: Medium-bodied but a little saucy, like a young cabernet. (2 months ago)

Suzanne @ #2265: Great - perfect for ks3 (2 months ago)

Nellington @ #12206: Great grid! (2 months ago)

Nellington @ #12207: Excellent grid! Loved the beans :-) (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

george @ #12206: very good (2 months ago)

Penny @ #12206: Started with an easy one which I enjoyed solving so will try a slightly harder one now. (2 months ago)

Nate @ #12184: Should accept quadrilateral for shapes category (2 months ago)

Jn @ #12193: *The pike group was fiendish(as is auto correct), but otherwise a great grid. (2 months ago)

Jn @ #12193: The pike group was fending, but otherwise a great grid. (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

Tess @ #3464: St Helens is a town in the north west of England. Not a mountain. Try an a instead (2 months ago)

redkite @ #153: ditto (2 months ago)

AMX @ #76: First one I got 100% correct :) (2 months ago)

Nathan @ #2748: Bit too easy. 29 seconds, 10/10 (2 months ago)

quizzer @ #10166: I enjoyed this one very clever (2 months ago)

quizzer @ #12109: It wouldn't accept "slang words for men" for the first one. Otherwise, good quizzing (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #1942: well thought out (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #8192: tough but fair. very good (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #12204: cars we have owned! (2 months ago)

Clarice @ #2748: Agree with Al (2 months ago)

Bee @ #12197: Fair point about the tea, that was a mistake, but I thought the Velvet Underground song was reasonably well known (2 months ago)

Callipygous @ #32: Very restrictive "answers", and not accurate. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #12191: Didn't accept "Shakespearean female characters" same three words but different order and who is Liam Liam? (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #12088: Sorry in modern day vernacular LOL (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #12088: Chortle (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #12084: Isn't it like rounders? (2 months ago)

Hw @ #12199: Tricky! But enjoyed it. Thanks (2 months ago)

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

bonehead @ #12196: flags schmlags (2 months ago)

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

bonehead @ #12197: good instead of sunday? (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #12167: Indeed it is! (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Rachel @ #1396: good (2 months ago)

SD @ #2748: Awesome (2 months ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al @ #12009: Homophones of letters... very cunning! (2 months, 1 week ago)

redkite @ #98: agree with Ste abd others re solfa (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steph @ #12192: Good game (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dale @ #12079: We need to get Forest Green off the bottom! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12189: A bit harsh, Betty Ford had a multitude of achievements,particularly ,which that description would not indicate to be likely. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #12191: or Shakespeare heroines (2 months, 1 week ago)

Merlot @ #12189: Drunks are also known as alcoholics. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ai @ #12191: Didn’t accept Shakespearean females (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12179: I found the crooked line a good way in. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12193: Nice one , did for me! (2 months, 1 week ago)

StillFlying @ #2184: That was fun. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jn @ #12191: Not sure about the double name. No idea who that is. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12191: Didn't accept "Shakespeare characters" - answer matching seems a bit tight! (2 months, 1 week ago)

z @ #12188: Homophones was a seriously weak group. I guess what you really mean is 'words that have homophones'. Poor grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #12177: Thanks for the comments - will try to improve links in future (this was first attempt) (2 months, 1 week ago)

BigMacAndGs @ #12183: Well spotted Pedant, I clearly had the Stephensons on the mind... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12144: Cunning "second movies" - nice! Thought the "halves of double acts" was a little tenuous... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12151: I thought Christmas box was a little obscure, but the watch parts was a good group. So close to getting 10! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12153: Nice one! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12159: Good fun, and nicely made (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12167: Great grid! Hope you enjoyed your holiday! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12171: Loved it. Hard but doable! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12177: Agree descriptions too narrow bit great grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Al @ #12179: Needed a starting point: all too obscure to get started IMHO (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giles @ #48: My favourite grid so far. Good variety. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11811: "public information" is a strange definition, not to mention inaccurate, as Nmcc points out (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #3454: Excellent (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12183: Very Good, Enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #573: Flatley my dear, I don't river dance (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #583: Great (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #1708: Excellent work (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #10619: Good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #11116: homonyms.... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #11117: counties..... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Egg @ #11168: Film genres! (2 months, 1 week ago)

CLARICE @ #4741: bit obscyure (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12171: Nice cross overs. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12167: Nice play on Wind. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12160: Tough but crackable with enough clicks. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12161: Me too. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12164: Does squirt really fit the category? Nice grid anyway. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12154: Beyond my scope but at least I got the CTRL - clues. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #12153: Nice start to the day, thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Twiki @ #9836: Just to point out that the wise men weren't kings. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12181: What,Darkness 11/11 ,is that about? You (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #12181: poor, sorry (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #12177: Head still spinning ! Good grid. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #6730: Doesn't accept 'man' and Superman is DC not Marvel (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12172: Apologies- having looked at this again, I am wrong and I agree with LN and Fitz. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

LN @ #12172: No it's not, they're supposed to have only one viable solution. (2 months, 1 week ago)

CLARICE @ #186: (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12177: Good work- well constructed and enjoyable. (2 months, 1 week ago)

jon @ #12166: Diana Monkey? (2 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #12168: Thanks for the feedback all. Just a pity I can't edit retrospectively... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Megalodon Megahy @ #10405: Your'e a liar! Not hard at all. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giles @ #12168: Also got an incorrect mark for coin. Still good grid though. Liked all the red herrings. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12172: The discussion goes on! Enjoyed this,Thankyou. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Cheeser @ #12177: Didn't accept "featured on sterling notes", but otherwise good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

NME @ #12176: Tip Top (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12172: LN. That's all part of the puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Disgruntled @ #11168: Film Genre wasn't correct for Movie Genres. How silly of me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Disgruntled @ #11709: Just another fault to add to the list though really... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Disgruntled @ #11709: Northamptonshire not Northampton. (2 months, 1 week ago)

LN @ #12172: Fire and petrol are interchangeable. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Geoffe @ #12109: My name jeff (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12171: Excellent gridding. Great fun. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #7011: Chanel? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12019: Very good, but you should be able to have 'gems' for the Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Amethyst set. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tom @ #12168: Nice easy midweek puzzle. I put coinage which wasn't accepted as correct but no worries (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12167: Loved it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

james @ #12141: Good board with some sneaky red herrings (2 months, 1 week ago)

TomBola @ #12167: Nicely crafted. (2 months, 1 week ago)

will @ #23: how is anyone who does't like football meant to know this? (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12164: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Airshot @ #12164: (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12167: Nice, albeit briefly ;-) Wind especially good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tony @ #8403: Good because I scored 10/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

StillFlying @ #12167: I enjoyed this. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12167: Nicely crafted. For two minutes I was up a certain creek minus a paddle but it came together just in time. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12164: I live in east Yorks and I know the expression. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ray @ #12164: Where in the north of England? I'm from Yorkshire and I've never once heard it. (2 months, 1 week 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) (2 months, 1 week 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) (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11803: Agree with Anthony: "bands" is inaccurate, "recording artists" is better. Otherwise nice stuff (2 months, 1 week ago)

Cheeser @ #12166: Good grid, never heard of a Diana Monkey before! (2 months, 1 week ago)

fnack @ #12167: Good stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

StillFlying @ #1396: Thoroughly enjoyed this. (2 months, 1 week ago)

StillFlying @ #12165: I enjoyed this. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week 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!) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12058: No,it bears the mark of madness! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12164: I have heard of that!good grid... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ray @ #12164: One what planet is the word brain used to mean punch? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hw @ #12164: Difficult, but v good thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #12165: Great (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12164: Very good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fitz @ #12164: Nice one. Gave it full marks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fitz @ #12165: Great grid, but "politicians", "beef" and "card" were all marked as incorrect answers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #5890: Very good, except the coin set wouldn't accept pre-decimal currency as an answer. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hw @ #12161: Enjoyed that, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nick @ #2297: (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12160: Very well constructed and enjoyable. (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Nasty @ #6729: love economics (2 months, 1 week ago)

Woppo @ #6729: Hello (2 months, 1 week ago)

Simas @ #6729: Lovely quiz, brilliant layout and thoroughly happy with the result. A truly spectacular form of human engineering. (2 months, 1 week ago)

alvin c @ #6729: Lovely quiz, brilliant layout and thoroughly happy with the result. A truly spectacular form of human engineering. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grayson Griffin Leversha @ #6729: Lovely quiz, brilliant layout and thoroughly happy with the result. A truly spectacular form of human engineering. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #12157: Good one, got stuck for a while but managed to get 10/10 in the nick of time (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #12153: Nice one (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Kay @ #12111: Where can I find the correct answer? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kay @ #12111: Where can I find the correct answer? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Alex M @ #10557: meh (2 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #12154: Very tough but very fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

Alex M @ #12155: Good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Alex M @ #12153: This was an interesting grid that I enjoyed doing. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #12152: Very well done (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Will D @ #12134: I guessed "steward" on the David,George,Patrick and Andrew group and got it correct! Well done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Ovrites @ #12143: Very tough but a good mental workout. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #12091: 'Manes'? ...and also I wrote 'street' and it did not accept. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Red Kite @ #11878: House? George? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #1564: Utterly incomprehensible, sorry. (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

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

chris @ #12144: professions not accepted! (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

Pol @ #11157: I disown them. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

redkite @ #576: (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

redkite @ #492: ridiculous specifity in answers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nellington @ #12141: Tough, but fair. (2 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #12138: nice grid (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12136: Couldn't fairly judge this one as I didn't have the knowledge for some of the American material. (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #12137: Good stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #8363: Pile of (2 months, 1 week ago)

Will Power @ #12134: Good fun. (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pharmc805 @ #12013: Hello!viagra from india (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fred @ #11514: (2 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

Django @ #12117: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i @ #12089: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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Tom @ #12108: This was a goodun (2 months, 2 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! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #7488: Agree with Badger's comment below. Good grid though - thanks. (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12107: Nice ideas! Look forward to your next grid. (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12091: 'Manes' (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12092: Hampton would've appreciated a 'baps' line. Still, a seductive, inviting, pillowy grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12093: Nicely done, some real puzzlers in there. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

OJ @ #11789: the clues that begin with lower case letters are too obviously linked (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #12108: Quimbles queries the 'deal'... tasty grid otherwise, plenty of herrings. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12088: I'm constantly ignoring chainmail. Haven't worn it in centuries. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12084: Either the flag is wrong or the grid is. Baseball pitches have no place here. Sorry (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12079: Good for a football fan :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12084: Nice grid, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12094: Nice grid, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

knife @ #11788: Yes, excellent, difficult, but not impossible, to disentagle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12107: Good grid, but surely the capital is Barn Acre (Anagram). (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12107: Was Sofia not the error,Fitz? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12107: Was Sofia not the error,Fitz? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12107: Oh God it's not the capital is it. *facepalm (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ynot @ #12102: Enjoyable grid but watch out for multiple solutions. You could swap Pegasus and Griffin and still be right. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12082: Nice grid. Thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12081: This one beat me (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Correct @ #12094: You're wrong Graham (2 months, 2 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12107: Darn, an error in the capitals. Apologies. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12101: I got all the links but called them something different so nul points (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12099: Got all the groups but then "board" was wrong, as was "synonyms for rush", as was "places in lancashire". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12102: Well i liked this except for the fact it didn't accept story xx (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #11998: Best wall for ages (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12094: Sorry to be a pedant but sheet and block are interchangeable in my view, otherwise this was good! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Callipygous @ #1708: Marked as a bad grid because of Nameless Salesman error. There should be no mistakes on these grids. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #12104: nice one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pharmd188 @ #12013: Hello! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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Adam @ #9046: A bit easy, done in 35 seconds, nice grid though. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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'. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #12093: Good explanations. Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #12100: A challenge for those of us from farther afield but very enjoyable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

spankyjones @ #12101: sorry, misstyped skate twice. Sorry! (2 months, 2 weeks 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" (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mike @ #12094: The first line has another equally valid link. That takes a lot of the point out of puzz grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rhys @ #12099: A good grid. Please add explanations for the connections. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #12099: Easy but wouldn't accept board or hurry as answers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12068: Oo? (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12058: You lost all credibility when you claimed to use bing. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #12065: Nice grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hayley @ #12097: Excellent (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Callipygous @ #2297: Likewise, was penalised for "carpentry" (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Callipygous @ #12072: Uncle? Add -et? (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wiz @ #12079: Whereas I did get zero.it takes all kinds.. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11972: Quarks, they are posh ducks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12092: Great or crested but but not both. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sue @ #12084: American not English (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sue @ #12092: Great crested tit? really? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #12068: No, sorry, not for me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #12082: Hmmm. I knew the music providers were to do with tinternet. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #12084: Oh dear. I am sure whoever set this didn't do it with my brains in mind.... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #12092: what a nice grid. I said lizard instead of tit. What a tit. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12078: Nice ideas but it's Hooke not Hook (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12081: nice grid, not too difficult but enjoyable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JakeJake @ #12092: I see what you did there ;) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11966: Good, but I have a slight problem with face, the other 3 answers in that line have a distinct difference (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12082: Great grid.Very entertaining. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pharmf94 @ #12013: Hello! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pipsqueak @ #12085: It did accept it for me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #12085: It wouldn't accept "Estate Agents in the Furness Area" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bubble @ #12076: Enjoyable for my first try (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

David Club @ #12077: Tennant and Morrissey are interchangeable. Poor grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12082: Fantastic (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gracie @ #12073: Lovely quiz! I ran out of lives but got all the connections! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12055: Matic indeed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12054: E sports? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alpanto @ #12076: Agree with previous comment, tree is not recognised. Shame there is no edit facility. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12076: I put 'tree' and it didn't accept which was a shame. Otherwise a nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12077: I ran out of time but this was good fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12074: Great grid! Purple Sangria threw me!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12074: Great grid! Purple Sangria threw me!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12059: Great grid, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

popper @ #12059: Cracker. Liked the aircraft. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12069: This was way over my head! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnk770 @ #12013: There is visibly a bundle to realize about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also. eebkadbggdcb (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

smh @ #12059: sneezing fit (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

wiz @ #12069: I feel less healthy than I did first thing today.tough for me. (2 months, 3 weeks 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! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12058: Great puzzle. I don't quite get Pedants point (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12051: Used in horse racing.enjoyed this. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12051: Playing the race card was a bit mean considering it's not actually a physical card. Or is it? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12065: Brilliant! I didn't know about the sea creatures though! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BLOFELD @ #12058: Hash is slang for cannabis though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #2247: Where's the NATO phonetic alphabet or stock numbers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12058: V clever, although you could argue that hash and charlie are interchangeable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12065: Yes, yes it is. Because of the red herring potential. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

booger @ #8347: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #12058: Enjoyed that, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks 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? (2 months, 3 weeks 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12057: nice easy grid- well done (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #11748: The phonetic clue was a corker - didn't spot it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12059: Nice grid, good mix of answers that could fall into multiple categories kept me guessing for a while. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dino @ #12057: The V8 thing is a shit group. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #376: boot in monopoly (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #378: too samey (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #12057: Starks in GoT not acceptable???????? Duh (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

tronkil @ #12056: nice!! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

robert hugh gibson @ #12055: matic (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lucy @ #12057: Make it less complicated next time (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Benny P @ #12054: Confusing and too many big words (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #12023: A major Tom- really made the grade! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #12050: I felt sea creatures/animals should have been accepted but this was a nice puzzle (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peacock @ #12044: Agree with Helen, not a very balanced or accessible grid. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Susan @ #12054: Very creative and original - an excellent grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12044: Birds have tails.. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12050: I hadn't heard of that one, sorry! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bobo retd @ #12050: Perhaps he means the Dolphin Fish widely ate in the Carribean (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Goblin @ #12044: Oops- meant TAILS. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Goblin @ #12044: If fairies had tales they would have difficulty flying. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12050: And I am sure you know a dolphin is not a fish. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AK @ #3049: This was a fun one! Red and orange could be swapped and it would still work. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AK @ #12045: This might be a good grid for older children or younger teens (Moana, Pokemon), but adults probably won't know these. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #273: too samey (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BLOFELD @ #12038: Boris Alfa is the correct word for 'A'. I checked the NATO website (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #278: dog race? hello girl? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #762: I found this one quite tricky! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Z @ #12048: Great! Really fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

boris the cop @ #12038: alfa?? alpha would be the phonetic letter. the nile and tennis equipment brands was a good mix though. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

rashid @ #12027: Very nice puzzle. The final chain had me scratching my head (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12006: Very difficult, but really good! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12008: ...aaaand that was the wrong emoji :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12008: Liked this one a lot :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BuntyChops @ #12045: Excellent use of geek culture. Haters gonna hate. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #12019: Good grid, although I was lucky that it accepted "girl's names" when I didn't say anything about Bob Dylan. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #12045: Ridiculously obscure topics. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #12005: It was quite amusing tho! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

rabbit @ #12005: *that comment was to E.L.Wisty, not survivor. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #12044: Tails? Not in my world. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

rabbit @ #12005: That's not really a valid defence of a weak grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

puzzGrid @ #12026: Synonyms are typically synonyms of one-another so I agree "synonym" is the way to go. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #214: liked this very much! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #7001: There's a five letter word that should follow Gob. Rhymes with 'mite'. A nice and easy grid. Good fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #191: 'frank' is right! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #187: keywords ridiculous (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11940: Not if you don't know anything about football! (2 months, 3 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #8556: What a jolly grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #8927: I thought they were Opel cars doh! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12019: Not as a singer, but famous playwright.otherwise ,good grid.thankyou. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12007: Noted Mr Wisty. Thank you (2 months, 3 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12026: A slightly deranged response,Chris. Take it easy. Good first grid,Thankyou. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12026: Great grid, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #8441: Well done Dirk and keeeeeep Diggling (2 months, 3 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. (2 months, 3 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12019: I've also not heard of Neil Simon. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12012: Should have accepted footballers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12011: Good grid. But the American sports teams don't belong here (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12010: I've never heard of any of those brands (2 months, 3 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #94: mmmmm not great (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bee @ #12009: Useful in class (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #96: OK (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bee @ #12033: Just right for my year9s (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #120: julie is correct! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #121: glow worms are not actually worms! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #129: last row re 'designing women'? meaning what? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #139: union castle = ? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #147: far too random and US post districts are odd for an English grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #33: Some good cross overs here. A fun grid, thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12007: I recognized the phrase rabbit punch, but in the United States it's more commonly called a donkey punch. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12007: nice grid. i didn't do too well but well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12011: nice grid- lots of potential robbie songs kept me thinking at the start. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #12019: ISLE - not accepted GEMS- not accepted NEIL SIMON???? (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EagleRabbitElk @ #11896: Good one! Really liked the animal one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EagleRabbitElk @ #11903: Agree with "scorn" having many synonyms. Other than that, a great grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #12022: Darn - my bad! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #62: Thought this was OK! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #61: great and nostalgic, but easy if you watched them all and can remember them! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #57: liked this, interesting mix (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mag @ #9414: Islands too misleading (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #63: liked this again a nice mix (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #63: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BC @ #9414: It didn't accept "cattle" for the cows (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #64: nice mix (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #68: the colours are a bit dodgy! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #5667: NIce construction, unfortunately gnasher and fang are now interchangeable. (Blame JK Rowling for that!) (2 months, 3 weeks 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! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12022: Ampton can: Hampton cant. V Tough first thing on a Sunday even without this (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

paul @ #3188: Not a 5* board for me - mikhail and vladimir were a bit obvious, as were bragg, fury and Jonah. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mike @ #12019: A five for quality except for that last line (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12006: Brexit* (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12006: The credit group was good but over thought for a connecting wall. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #23: solely obscure footballers! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #6692: banana hammock? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #6692: banana hammock?? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #5344: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11926: Good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1489: I enjoyed this grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #12008: Never heard of a sub cell (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #3456: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #2621: craigslist?? what? (2 months, 3 weeks 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." (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

eL-Mik @ #12019: Excellent grid! Lots of red herrings and I love Dylan! Nice one, Mikelou! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alpanto @ #12018: Tres difficile Jesuis (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #12013: This is a general-interest grid that should be accessible from the main page. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BLOFELD @ #179: Nice one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BLOFELD @ #7760: Jonathan's what? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #5078: easy if you waste your time on soaps! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #11955: easy cheese?! colours row a bit random (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

redkite @ #11965: UK towns a bit random (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #10337: Badminton could be tennis? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #1747: Liked the Disney and Micky ones (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #1747: Liked the Disney and Micky ones (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #1487: Too obvious liked the Cluedo red herrings (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #4531: Different very good (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big boy @ #8437: Very good. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11980: I hope Split exists I have a flight there on Tuesday. Hope the beer is cold. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mikel @ #12012: Great Grid. Solved with 3 seconds to spare... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11980: Oh dear! You should done!great grid! Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Leigh @ #11980: Never heard of split in Croatia (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kikai @ #11986: nice (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #12006: Good varied and challenging. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

rabbit @ #12005: All just words preceding others. No variety. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

i @ #12005: Good one. With more time I might have solved it (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Felch McNasty @ #2946: Collective nouns was denied (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Felch McNasty @ #158: Young Ones, incorrect (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Felch McNasty @ #76: Yellow things? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

BillySuggers @ #12005: Good puzzle (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Smosh @ #12007: Brilliant grid. Kudos! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

peekay @ #7374: Sorry, but pretty dreadful (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11978: Tch. :-) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

i @ #11999: I don't cry out bodily waste. I thought the young ones grid was a bit tenuous. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mollie @ #12003: Come on puzzgid! Rescue Mr Yeboah? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12003: Indeed, don't give up! Your grids are great. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

This Party Sucks @ #12000: Last three of yours don't seem to work??? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11999: Good but slightly disgusting.. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11994: Did for me, which is not a bad thing ! Thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11993: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Top dog @ #11998: .?? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11996: Liked this! Shame your next grid doesn't open... (3 months ago)

Gluton @ #11994: PapUa New Guinea, noob! (3 months ago)

Bobretd @ #11996: Ashley Giles ...King of Spain! Caramba! (3 months ago)

Bobretd @ #11995: No ones keeping score if you know you got it right you got it right Nice grid (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #10319: Nick Park should be accepted surely? Nice grid though (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #8178: Good grid, although being mega pedantic, it's "Sergeant " (3 months ago)

toast @ #11996: Imaginative. No easy points there! (3 months ago)

chris @ #11994: PAPA?? New Guinea... :) (3 months ago)

chris @ #11993: needs to accepts bands (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11994: Fun and varied, I didn't solve it but I enjoyed! (3 months 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). (3 months ago)

claudio cruz @ #11762: very good! (3 months ago)

RowG @ #11993: Didn't accept boy bands? (3 months ago)

Stan @ #11996: An odd grid. (3 months ago)

dg @ #10899: wooden things tenuous and obscure (3 months ago)

JeSuis @ #11993: Thanks for feedback! (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

gnu @ #11995: Pseudonym and drummer should have counted. (3 months ago)

gnu @ #11994: Do you really think the country is called "Papa New Guinea"? Really? (3 months ago)

i @ #11993: Didn't much care for the abbreviation 1D being used. It wouldn't accept pop acts. (3 months ago)

i @ #11983: Yeah. A bit too tough. Some of them were a bit obscure. (3 months ago)

Gurenno-san @ #4603: Those were some pretty obscure fish! (3 months ago)

Gurenno-san @ #7976: That ... was hard. (3 months ago)

Drake59 @ #11976: Thoroughly enjoyable wall. Not too easy but not impossible to complete. A good job all round. (3 months ago)

Tom @ #3457: Nice but it doesn't accept cake or flower without the 's' (3 months ago)

Tom @ #11983: Bit hard (3 months ago)

Johnny @ #11976: Good one. Agree with the comments about collective nouns though. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

i @ #11979: The shades of green were very iffy. Neon? Sap? Iron wood? Information age? (3 months ago)

i @ #11978: Hampton? Axel should be spelled Axl so wouldn't be a link. Not one of my favourites. (3 months ago)

i @ #11966: It should have accepted eye and eyes. (3 months ago)

barry @ #11976: Collective nouns not accepted (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #4845: It is clever imao.dont knock it. (3 months ago)

Mogster @ #11980: Enjoyed it. (3 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #4845: RUBBISH (3 months ago)

Mogster @ #11979: Decent enough. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Mogster @ #11978: Indeed Tricky Dicky Blues ! Nice explanations. (3 months ago)

Mogster @ #11976: Needs a bit of work on the definitions. (3 months ago)

Mogster @ #11973: OK (3 months ago)

oodle @ #11983: tough one! (3 months ago)

z @ #11978: Never once heard Hampton in that context and Mr Rose's name is spelled "Axl". (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11931: I think it was just a mistake, Tom,and Survivors suggestion was right. (3 months ago)

Hubby @ #11980: First grid in ages so nice to have a fun and achievable test! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11978: I thought this was a great grid, but one line was rather cheeky, and I found two of them tricky. (3 months ago)

Old Chap @ #11978: Proud to have not got all of those! (3 months ago)

Sally @ #9632: Super grid - thank you. (3 months ago)

Bone Key @ #11895: Get a life (3 months ago)

Tom @ #3924: Sorry but this wasn't great. The word swaps just aren't a thing! (3 months ago)

Tom @ #9473: HUGEly fun!! (3 months ago)

Stan @ #11059: Too easy. (3 months ago)

Tom @ #11931: Please explain the bit about girls names (3 months ago)

SallyCinnamon @ #9029: Didn't accept 'lego', ,jack' and 'dutch' as correct. Bit silly (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

i @ #11976: A koala isn't a bear. And collective nouns wasn't accepted. (3 months ago)

poppy @ #11964: too obscure hard to think of so many first names and a connection in the time. (3 months ago)

poppy @ #11966: answers need to be more succinct, e.g. accept eyes as well as thi9ngs with eyes in. (3 months ago)

poppy @ #11972: should accept English counties. Said quarks was incorrect even though it is right. (3 months ago)

jabba_777 @ #11971: Great puzz, hard cos all are names. Really good. (3 months ago)

jabba_777 @ #11971: Too hard! What is solvay conference?! (3 months ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11970: I think Captains must be officially the most overused group on this site. (3 months ago)

Jessie @ #11360: It's all a mystery to me too! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11973: Woollen uk? (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

i @ #11972: Quarks? (3 months ago)

knife @ #11739: Entertaining, good mix (3 months ago)

L0E @ #11973: Fun! Thanks! (3 months ago)

Nora @ #11973: Enjoyed! (3 months ago)

Rob @ #11360: Utterly inpenetrable! I didn't even understand some of the categories! (3 months ago)

jojo bow @ #11965: Pretty good grid, enjoyed it (3 months ago)

toast @ #11936: Not bad at all. (3 months ago)

John_ @ #11971: Hard! (3 months ago)

Human @ #11971: Wonderful, but very hard! Lots of red herrings. (3 months ago)

Anthony @ #11803: Ellie Goulding and Eminem aren't bands, they're recording artists/soloists. (3 months ago)

peekay @ #11863: Clinton...not Cliinton.....threw me off, good grid though (3 months 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? (3 months ago)

JJS @ #11931: Question 1 has the wrong answer making the grid impossible (3 months 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!) (3 months ago)

Jim @ #8855: Novel idea! (3 months ago)

bunfight @ #11966: Good one, not too taxing. (3 months 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.) (3 months 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 (3 months 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. (3 months 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? (3 months ago)

Julia Bee @ #566: Clever but too obscure, I suspect even for Only Connect! (3 months ago)

Johnny @ #11966: Very good. Like how you've managed to get so many red herrings in there! (3 months ago)

j @ #11954: 10/10 (3 months ago)

j @ #11962: thanks (3 months ago)

Jim @ #6888: There can't be many people who know all of these categories. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11966: Nice- I did a grid with that storm and potato group combo a while back, but cant find it! (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Spoiler @ #11867: Did you know that all the dead characters in Thrones are coming back to life in the latest book. (3 months ago)

Alex @ #11964: Jon,which last one? (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #11964: there's an awful lot of people called Brown and Williams (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

jon @ #11927: Hmmm. Perhap a ltlle obscure but I am very old... (3 months ago)

jon @ #11964: Nowhere near the last one (3 months ago)

goober @ #11963: Good fun! (3 months ago)

goober @ #11964: Tough one! Thought it was good. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11964: No its rather inaccessible. (3 months ago)

i @ #11964: Not sure about US state capitals on a UK grid (3 months ago)

survivor @ #11924: RowG, I just tested it twice, and it accepted "sidekicks" both times. Maybe you mistyped it? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #1723: I liked this ..it's a long time ago now...anagrams and homophones always cause a flutter, (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #1723: (3 months ago)

Pol @ #1723: Silly boys...it's obvious what it means. (3 months 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? (3 months ago)

Johnnu @ #11959: Good quiz. Bit frustrating that 'currency' wasn't accepted. (3 months 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. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11963: Very clever- didnt know about enough of the Them group (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #11961: storm - electric storm, thunder storm, penny storm (author) and ocean storm (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #11931: RowG, see survivors comment. (3 months ago)

RowG @ #11931: girls names? eyelashes? (3 months ago)

RowG @ #11924: Didn't accept sidekicks as answer (3 months 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." (3 months ago)

x @ #11939: Jeeves was not a butler. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Django @ #11959: Good effort, entertaining grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11928: Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11960: Enjoyed it, good one. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11960: This is a brilliant grid,Thankyou. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11959: I liked the killing (3 months, 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). (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11957: A bit specialised. I'm sure it was fine of that's you're cup of tea (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11950: A good analysis of a series of less than satisfactory links,,,but .as you say,keep on trying., (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #11957: is that so (3 months, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #11957: oh hell yeah it was (3 months, 1 week ago)

ash kechum @ #11957: heeehhee hhhhhoohohoh that was good (3 months, 1 week ago)

ConnectDis @ #11952: Sorry made a mistake on the answers. Should "before bay" and "after bay" (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bread @ #11946: Yep, it's famous for people to going missing in when they talk nonsense. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11946: The rhubarb triangle is an area of Yorkshire. (3 months, 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... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Saxphone @ #11946: "They are all triangles". Are they really? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Acker Bilk @ #11946: Although made of brass, the Saxophone is a member of the woodwind family. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11940: A bit too guessable but none the less enjoyable. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11942: Light but nicely constructed and entertaining. (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11731: Smashing, very inventive, goof crossovers and red herrings. (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11942: No complaints. Not the hardest but entertaining (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11940: Should have allowed football clubs (3 months, 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11931: Ah yes!survivor you are right. (3 months, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11931: Presumably the theme for the eyelashes line should be "False ____." (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #11942: accept 'things my true love gave me' (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #11852: Painful (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rigsby @ #11939: It's not the butlers I'm referring to. The inconsistency lies in the landlord group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11939: ok, but why insist on "fictional" for butlers? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11928: Good varied and accessible. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11909: Clever stuff. Well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11933: Easy but good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11936: down on the....? (3 months, 1 week ago)

newpuzz @ #11931: girls names...? (3 months, 1 week ago)

JONMICHAN @ #7062: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11927: Am not sure about their perfect line..Its a bad day for me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11903: Agree with Omegaman. (3 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11907: Fun! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11909: Ordained ministers in mine! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tinet @ #11911: Meh (3 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11911: Stalk not stem! (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11924: Excellent grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11931: I don't get the eyelashes line. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #4548: Nice grid! Instead of the flag colors, I linked those four as UEFA members. (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11924: Tough one. 30 more seconds and I might have done it. Nice work. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #11924: Great grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #11911: Bobretd: Corona is a crossover with the beers, and core is a crossover with the parts of an apple. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wilrah @ #11907: needed a bit of thought, though it wasn't too obscure for me at least (3 months, 1 week ago)

poppy @ #11909: in holy orders = religious honorifics in my book (3 months, 1 week ago)

POPPY @ #11911: PARTS OF A fruit = apple! (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11902: tiger not acceptable - gotta be tigers, stupid! And forget King, we want prince! Duh (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bobretd @ #11911: No cross overs (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matthew Griffiths @ #11888: Tom why arent we better friends (3 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11910: ...I don't think these really count as connections. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rana @ #11888: Really good puzzgrid isn't it? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Doug @ #11888: Great puzzgrid! Loved solving this challenging board! 5* (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11727: Explanations would have been nice, for people who have never heard of Kit, for example (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ringo @ #11909: Always forget what a brilliant drummer KC was. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Deb @ #11873: Way outside my cultural references! (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11909: Wouldn't accept clergy. I liked the queen decoys though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11907: Nice (3 months, 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11716: Good stuff. Nicely misleading red herrings (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11711: Neat. Agree with AlanP's quibble, but still enjoyable (3 months, 1 week ago)

Commuter @ #11906: Yep, I'm always saying must catch the electric train to get to work this morning. (3 months, 1 week ago)

survivor @ #11907: Nicely constructed! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hw @ #2096: Nice! Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hw @ #11799: Good grid. Tricky (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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). (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sue C @ #11896: Stuck on tv programmes! (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11906: Bit picky but canine doesn't precede tooth/teeth they're just canines. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11903: Good one. Suggest you give fuller explanations eg (appropriately enough )for the eggs line. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11905: Pretty good. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ali @ #184: Not a good wall - not one unique solution. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11864: I too agree with I's comment savory food about covers bakery items But hey, who's counting... (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11901: It didn't accept desire for the pine group (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11612: & what on earth is a steam roll ? (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11898: I'm sorry. I just can't help agreeing with the others. And should it not be spelled analogue? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11901: Wot ?? Sorry, not one for me (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11900: good grid. I couldn't get any of the links originally, but when the wall was resolved I got them all. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11803: I want 1 more for pop acts,,,,, Bands my euphonium.... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11763: I got 10 & I am made up.... Brilliant Grid, cos I didn't know all of em by any means Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11870: I claim 1 more for fowl, as in bird types A good grid ty (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11896: Sorry, I scored a miserable Zero (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11896: I like it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

a @ #11899: *Refreshingly (3 months, 1 week ago)

a @ #11899: Refeshingly easy, after playing that grid below it. Although I'd have never got the C group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11894: Very nice (3 months, 1 week ago)

a @ #11898: Can't believe anyone enjoyed that. A grid full of anagrams is as bad as it gets. (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11707: Good enough grid, but spoiled by the bad hair one; that's just too tenuous to be guessable (amusing though!) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11898: Hard, but good,testing! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Stumped @ #11898: Unenjoyably hard! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11843: Such a classic grid,nice. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #11858: Enjoyed it got 7 but it was 8 ... fishing area (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11870: Indeed,catch your drift,but H is still an initial, (3 months, 1 week ago)

H @ #11870: What would Steps be like without me? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Loopy @ #11886: Why can't I see this grid in list? (3 months, 1 week ago)

PaulyT @ #11894: Excellent, thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

TAMINATOR @ #11886: TOO HARD (3 months, 1 week ago)

fiddy @ #11889: Good stuff! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dom @ #9934: Not great when a word is repeated. (3 months, 1 week ago)

P @ #11880: (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

i @ #11889: I liked that. Tricky but not so tough that it's not fun. Tripped up by palindromes. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

H @ #11870: Oh yes it is ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11874: Surely the banana is a fruit,and the plant is a herb? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11874: A banana isn't a fruit. It's a herb. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dolly @ #11843: Nicely presented,very easy,perfect to get only connect virgins started. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11889: fairly tough and really good - especially like the the explanation for the Red Group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pox @ #11884: Nicely put,Miister Tom. (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11703: Good one. Minor quibble: complentary colours (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11885: Why? . (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11885: Why? . (3 months, 1 week ago)

fnack @ #11885: Were you drunk when you made this? (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11885: Quite good but foxed by fuel line! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11880: Loved the Omar Khayyam link - first ever literary reference in Puzzgrid (that I know of) (3 months, 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) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

C @ #11870: :) (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hopalong @ #11820: Best wall for some time (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

the big i @ #11879: Microphones was a tricky one for me. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Duncan @ #2039: Descriptions too stringent! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11701: Inventive and enjoyable. Nifty red herrings and crossovers, but nothing unguessable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lolly @ #11866: ,!!!!!!!!😳 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11870: Touché (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #11870: Certainly does. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Catti @ #11867: Hey, you've just given me some great ideas. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11870: Does H qualify as a shortened version of a name? (3 months, 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? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11868: Enjoyed it E.L., Nice one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #11814: This grid was like shoppingg at IKEA (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11866: Daft as a brush! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11866: It's here, where do you think it Is? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11866: Where's this grid? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast to @ #11868: Me too. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11868: Welcome back! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11866: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

devo @ #236: A lot of these puzzles need a larger vocabulary - why is percussion incorrect when drums is the required answer???? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ww @ #98: red herrings abound! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ww @ #1396: I like it! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sallyk @ #1387: Answers to second group - especially 'woman' a bit naughty! Enjoyed this grid - thanks for your efforts. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Festeron @ #2297: One of the best grids I've seen. However, I put "carpentry" instead of "woodworking" and was marked incorrect. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tex @ #11839: I think they have a country of origin? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dopple1 @ #98: Enjoyed (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

lillard @ #51: lillard is dissatisfied (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11864: Maybe a red herring or two next time? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

lillard @ #4582: Ird you're a legend x (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fish dish @ #11857: I think there is a type called American plaice. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10553: Targim? Missed the e I think. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10555: I think it means foolscap paper? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10555: If you don't know what a Dutch cap is ,it may be too late ti tell you. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11864: agree with i's comment (3 months, 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). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11864: Section 18C of the Australian Racial Discrimination Act, is way to specific. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11858: Good grid but would not accept sea areas which is what the shipping forecast relates to. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11831: What are Zoe code words ?Please? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11857: I think so Tuner = tuna Place = plaice Soul = sole Muscles = mussels Delicious (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave @ #3712: Units category very clever would never have got it though! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Devo @ #161: So why is 'novel' not the same as 'fiction'???? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11863: That is so obviously just a typo,dave.Why mention it? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

dave @ #11863: Clinton was president not cliinton (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10212: It is a vegetable seed. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11857: Couple of brain freezes here I think? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11863: It was challenging for me,liked it but didn't solve,except for one line. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11860: Apparently it can mean to kick someone off a chat room.i googled because I was puzzled. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11860: Can you give us a sentence in which the word punt is used to mean dismiss then? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11857: You've never heard of plaice? (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11860: It can do... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

aaaaa dfdf @ #6396: waste of time (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

aaaaa dfdf @ #10212: Quinoa is not a vegetable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dom @ #11863: Wasn't too hard. Definitely not 'fiendish'. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rabbit @ #11860: Punt doesn't mean dismiss (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11853: Great grid - some excellent red herrings! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11858: Pretty rubbish on answers! Shipping areas didn't work, neither did outer. PLEASE widen your answer keywords! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Terry Hoon @ #11831: Thanks Brodders... Thodders (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11690: Excellent - red herringed all over the place! Most enjoyable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11854: Ps it is a rock group, and I think when you ask someone to leave their job? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11854: I see what you mean! (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11852: good grid, got caught by 'lions' (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11854: very obscure connections especially last line (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11855: qibble over 'historic queens', what's wrong with queens (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stan @ #2254: There are two 19s (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11857: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11857: surprisingly easy for Big I (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

poppy @ #11858: could accewpt pop groups as well as brit pop (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #11834: Freddie is Starr. Fred Dineage (3 months, 2 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 (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11854: I don't understand that x? Did you mean letter before word?agree about heiress though! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11857: Tuna (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11857: Yep ,you replace the last two letters with just one other. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11857: Tuner? (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 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". (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Synner @ #8409: Great Grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Synner @ #8418: The cetaceans were too easy because they were all in lower case other than that good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Synner @ #11834: Nice Grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11853: Excellent herrings. The Wiliam Group felt a little detached. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff G @ #11845: See number 11853 for revised version with correction below. Sorry, folks. (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

i @ #11845: He means blackjack (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11848: False typo diversion for the win. Nicely done. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11679: Agree with below. Just jumbling up the letters results in unguessable nonsense. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Simon @ #2229: Loki is not a member of the Avengers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LK @ #11845: In what form of poker are they terms? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Murica @ #11825: Feels impossible if you don't watch american television... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11843: Clever categories. Fun (3 months, 2 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff Girard @ #7712: Nice variety in connections. The German one was tough but reasonable. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Black Coffee @ #10331: Wow another really easy one to start the day. I'm on fire! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Black Coffee @ #11843: Nice easy one to start the day. Good stuff. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #10331: What makes you think that? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

johndoe @ #10331: Group containing shakespeare does not accept the correct answer for its connection (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

number @ #11839: The only irrelevant comment is that of GI Joe. Grids don't have nationalities. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Folly @ #11840: Puzzgrid saw this. Knew at once that was rubbish. Took it off at once. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GI Joe @ #11839: These comments are irrelevant because this is a USA grid. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

poobah @ #11841: woeful (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

RowG @ #11808: Didn't accept preservation (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David Arald @ #11840: I died. Then I did this. Now I have come back to life. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve Aubergine @ #11840: I had suicidal thoughts. Then I did this. I am now the happiest man alive! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Devvo the great @ #11840: I did this and got a six pack! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jos the quizmaster Bailey @ #11840: Fantastic. I used to be homeless then I did this now I am a successful buissnessman. (3 months, 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". (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Buddy @ #11839: But this is a US grid as indicated by the stars and stripes flag. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11833: I meant that only veins fit! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11839: Fun and varied,thankyou! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff G @ #11636: Nicely done. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11833: Excellent fun, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11834: Some great red herrings. I also enjoyed the 'K' link. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Marvin @ #11837: Nice grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11827: Maybe....include ..'or manufacturing'? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11838: 7 "sounds like letters" was a bit much for me (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

robbo62 @ #11837: nice grid, plenty of red herrings. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11827: Would not accept former place names and Easter eggs are not cooked. These aside, not a bad grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11837: Enjoyable and accessible without special knowledge. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11818: Indeed they would.i thought otherwise it was neat. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon @ #11818: Dominoes would be better than dice (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aidan Gillen in TDKR @ #11836: Whats the next step of your master plan (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

CIA @ #11836: You're a big I. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11834: Nice one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11836: i enjoyed this grid. well designed (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tarp @ #11834: I'm not sure many people will know of Fred Dinenage! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11773: Have you been on the space cake again (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #11773: Klingons on the starboard bow (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #11768: Interesting (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #11834: so what are the answers ? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11833: Some nice touches. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11833: Weds is the abbreviation for wednesday, not wed. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11834: Nicely tricky and really good variety of links. Excellent gridding! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11833: But aorta and femoral aren't veins, (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #11834: Nice, enjoyed that. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11827: An average 40 seconds of my life. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11826: Didn't accept "kick" either. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

D @ #11825: A snare is not a musical instrument in itself, it is just part of a snare drum. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10795: Enjoyable. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #1655: Good puzzle, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11666: Good challenging grid until the Chicago one cropped up; made it virtually impossible except to the initiated few (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11826: I also entered falling synonyms but it wasn't recognised (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

i @ #11829: Entered killers and stations and no link awarded (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Yolky @ #11825: I feel as if I've been fooled or tricked i.e duped. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Yolky @ #11827: You could have boiled an egg in that time. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11826: Royal assent surely? Also wouldn't accept "falling synonyms". (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brodders @ #11827: The best 3 minutes of my life (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11815: Enjoyed it, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: LK, Mister Tom, Wiz and Alex thank you for the comments. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hw @ #11817: Good puzzle, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11825: dupe.....come again? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

annoyed @ #11821: annoyingly this grid would not accept the word 'news' as the link although it was correct. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Don @ #11793: But it isn't! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ynot @ #11803: Eminem isn't a band, doesn't accept drinks as an answer. Just not a very good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #8395: Good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Balooba @ #11793: Donnie can be spelt Donny too! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Balooba @ #11810: Stupid names for groupings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11813: Difficult! Some good crossovers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11818: ...not sure about the dice there (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jaydee @ #11803: Ellie Goulding isn't a band (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cyril @ #11814: You can't argue with Cyrillic being spelt Cyrillic. So true, oh so true. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11807: Well put, Mister Tom. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11809: Hard, not specific enough (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11811: groups a bit loose, but very hard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11810: Easier than the last one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fred @ #11803: A bit difficult for a grandad (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Flo @ #11814: Row three was marked wrong because I put 'written scripts' ! Cyrillic is spelled Cyrillic ;-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Flo @ #11818: Tricky! Don't agree that dice are black and white, though. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Flo @ #11819: Nice categories (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Helen @ #2296: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11815: Nice one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11807: Most Enjoyable I thought - tough but due to cunning rather than obscurity. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PB @ #11357: Hard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PB @ #11357: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11796: I am quite hard of thinking and I got them! Try again? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Squirble @ #11796: Yes, bonehead, you're right I should have. But I don't know that I can edit it any more? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11809: Ok, thanks for this. I sort of understand now you are mentioning University level education. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LS @ #11809: Yes, I agree, however university sciences are more specific (chemistry, physics etc) than school "Science". (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11811: Nmmc: Which word did you write for which catagory?? (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11782: I liked this - a lot! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ste @ #98: Musical scale is called "tonic sol fa", it doesn't accept this. Poor. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chloe @ #11811: Too easy, spelling mistakes, categories are weirdly vague (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Uranus @ #11808: Out of this world. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nmcc @ #11811: Letters aren't necessarily public. Written word not accepted...? (3 months, 3 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.) (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LK @ #11807: Stupidly hard. Never heard of catch as catch can and there was no explanation on that one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: Bruce, now you mention it... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bruce @ #11807: Half awake or half asleep are very similar states. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11809: Science interchangeable with one of the science subjects and therefore not a unique solution. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11807: Always best to make sure you are half awake... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11807: Tried this while I was half asleep and got stuffed. Good one. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11811: Spelt newspaper wrong. Sorry, my spelling is not that hard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11811: Isn't actually THAT easy (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #11810: Love it! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11810: Sorry, shoUlder spelt wrong!! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11785: I sort of can ,would hate to be less than adequate ion the ambiguity area. (3 months, 3 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.) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11806: Are we spelling plane right in this context? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Claret @ #11804: Strictly speaking I think the suits should be pluralised, but who cares? Good grid. (3 months, 3 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? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11647: Excellent! Enjoyably original (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11646: Links too tenuous - things in holders, pen click. No thanks (3 months, 3 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... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Norauk @ #11803: Nice, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11803: Thanks, k (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kevin @ #11803: Great grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS (creator) @ #11803: Thanks, Ian (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11803: Nice grid to start the day, thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Confused @ #6598: What and where is Lloyd park.? (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

StampIron @ #11801: First puzzle. I triple-checked and I still spelled Cersei's name wrong. I'm so irritated right now. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #11740: Goood, not rubbish (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid @ #7142: (3 months, 3 weeks 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? (3 months, 3 weeks 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bunderful @ #11793: Why were Boxers and Tartans not accepted? This grid left me feeling cheated out of full marks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11769: Yeah, I don't think "techni" is, ahem, technically a word. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11793: It should be... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11797: You learn something new every day! Thankyou... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nmcc @ #11793: I would have thought 'tartans' were acceptable...! (3 months, 4 weeks 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!) (3 months, 4 weeks 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;-> ) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11796: perhaps the hidden words link could be explained for the hard of thinking? (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

republic @ #11793: Yen threw me.good grid (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wombat @ #11784: Medium!!! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #10754: Some rather obscure connections. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11788: Good one. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Festeron @ #11761: Specialist knowledge required to get even one set of four. I'd call this one impossibly difficult (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

The Onceler @ #11787: Brilliant, amazing, more please (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11785: Claret, I feel your anguish but please be aware that other superstores are available. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nicola @ #11778: I wrote Bruce and Antivirus and told they were wrong. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11784: lets see if others feel the same.meanwhile I will have another think about the issue. (3 months, 4 weeks 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"? (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11784: I don't agree with you, but I think others will. (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (3 months, 4 weeks 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.) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11785: Oops, should've been... I love the.. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11785: I the idea of those hairstyles, very creative!c (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11785: Fairly easy to solve but for soups I guessed hairstyles. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #11785: Hello Wiz, Thank you. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11785: Hello Blues! Nice one! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

the big i @ #11783: Yes. You're right. I've misspelled carvery. Sorry everyone (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11783: It was the spelling with car that puzzled me, but I liked your grid nevertheless. (3 months, 4 weeks 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' (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11784: You are getting your Pease mixed up with your Bottoms. Pease blossom!,,,,, (3 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11779: Ian! So did you know 8ball's film by any chance? (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11783: Nice one...tho,did you mean 'very'? (4 months ago)

Timmy @ #11778: Why is Antivirus wrong? (4 months ago)

Ian @ #11779: Nice grid, glad I'm a film buff (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11779: Really? Haven't heard of it, it sounds memorable.indeed. (4 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 (4 months ago)

Oliver @ #11728: Another good one (4 months ago)

Oliver @ #11727: Good one (4 months ago)

Fran Jeeson Neilsen @ #11781: Grid crimes (4 months ago)

Gildawie @ #3454: Got the board right but only two links right?? (4 months ago)

Yoko @ #11764: Would have been nice to have had some Japanese Prime Ministers included. (4 months ago)

knife @ #11627: Agreed! Neat and well explained (4 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 (4 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. (4 months ago)

Marvin @ #11780: Debut albums seems a bit vague. Liked the other groups (4 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? (4 months ago)

NAB @ #11764: Too US focused. (4 months ago)

Phil @ #3456: Roman deities are also planets (though one is fictional) (4 months ago)

Please @ #11779: 8ball,your memory did not include the title! (4 months ago)

8ball @ #11779: Nice red herrings, Bad Interpreter was a hilarious film from what I remember of it. (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #11779: Fun. (4 months ago)

Dave @ #11778: Too easy (4 months ago)

Dave @ #11773: Utter rubbish (4 months ago)

Noel @ #11763: Nice one bro. (4 months ago)

Horatio @ #11777: Bob's right, it's Nelson's column. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11778: Bruce should be acceptable (4 months ago)

Chigley @ #11776: Good! So many red herrings, though! (4 months ago)

toast @ #11740: Tricky one. (4 months ago)

Pedant @ #11777: *row bob, not column! (4 months ago)

Bob @ #11777: Yep, nelson had two eyes, the fact that he was in the one column spoiled it for me (4 months ago)

Pedant @ #11777: Nelson had two eyes! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11776: very clever, but the red herrings defeated me (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11777: amusing approach (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11773: Deserves a higher rating (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11684: the dog answer was really obscure (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11686: Good (4 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.) (4 months ago)

Nfc @ #11774: Can't see any errors myself, thought it was a really good grid (4 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 (4 months ago)

CSW @ #11764: Really good -- though the banknotes one is super-obscure. (4 months ago)

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

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

Sally @ #7529: Enjoyed this grid - thanks (4 months ago)

Bob @ #11774: In fact none of that row are actually words (4 months ago)

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

Mister Tom @ #11759: So there is! Nice. (4 months ago)

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

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

Mike @ #11763: Very clever (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11739: Intersting mix of easy and difficult (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11741: Clever (4 months ago)

jay @ #11718: (4 months ago)

CK @ #11764: Really taxing but definitely learnt something. (4 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11769: Good stuff (4 months ago)

knife @ #11612: Inventive, good job (4 months ago)

Prefix @ #11769: Prefixes, not words? (4 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. (4 months ago)

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

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

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

tad sketchy @ #4252: how is this rated easy? (4 months ago)

MrMe @ #11740: Rubbish (4 months ago)

cao @ #9977: very good (4 months ago)

AM @ #11741: Cab driver is a taxi driver! (4 months ago)

A @ #11764: You are allowed to know things from outside your own country Sally. (4 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11766: Enjoyed thar (4 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! (4 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11763: Niche, but made me smile. And I wouldn't say any of these were unguessable. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #11751: Well done - the body parts escaped me! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #11756: Not enough key words for comic partners. I got the link but was not accredited the answer. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #11764: No use for anyone in UK - recognised presidents, but no more. Too specific to US, but thanks for the effort. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #11766: Too good for me! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #2159: I enjoyed this grid - thanks! (4 months ago)

Sally @ #2161: Not a great grid for me. (4 months ago)

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

Festeron @ #11718: "Olympics" should be accepted (4 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. (4 months ago)

gnu @ #11764: I thought this would be a nightmare when I saw it was all presidents but the connections were very reasonable. (4 months ago)

Shin @ #11766: Very easy to solve, ridiculously specific accepted answers. How much more than just "ium" did we really need to write? (4 months ago)

lucy @ #1149: stupid puzzle (4 months ago)

Simon @ #11763: Tribute Bands! Clever! (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #10487: Nice gridding. (4 months ago)

Neil @ #11763: Good gridding (4 months ago)

monkey @ #10487: brilliant (4 months ago)

Alex @ #10397: I think Claret has been imbibing his/her namesake. (4 months ago)

Alex @ #11755: Getting the answer phrased correctly is challenging task for the setter in some cases. (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11755: Not sure about this, particularly the last line. I said mental activity and was marked incorrect. (4 months ago)

Claret @ #10397: Thanks for this Bleus. Just wanted some claretificaton. (4 months ago)

TheChemist @ #11759: Ynot - there is a hairpiece synonym group .... (4 months ago)

Dom @ #11746: Quite easy but a good grid nonetheless. (4 months ago)

Dom @ #11758: Good, simple grid. Well thought-out. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Ynot @ #11759: Great grid - I'm guessing Where was the red herring? (4 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). (4 months ago)

Bob @ #11243: Who the hell are Franz Ferdinand and Paddy Mcguiness? (4 months ago)

republic @ #11015: too specific (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11763: Some of the squares are unguessable and incomprehensible (4 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. (4 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! :-) (4 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11763: Magical Mystery Tour! Great stuff. (4 months ago)

Dad @ #11760: Some trick connections. Liked the Rupert link (4 months ago)

Caplain Haddock @ #11759: I can't see any either, but then again I am on dry land. (4 months ago)

Dad @ #11759: Excellent. Had us thinking hard. (4 months ago)

Caitlyn Jenner @ #11756: I love a good crossover. (4 months ago)

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

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

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

Mister Tom @ #11760: Really liked the corn group. (4 months ago)

Demario @ #11718: For the icecream flavours, could the word flavor be accepted? (4 months ago)

Demario @ #2665: The word food should be be considered correct like, human food (4 months ago)

pj @ #11737: Fun, thanks (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11763: Fun,had no idea! (4 months ago)

JJ @ #11759: Beyond difficult and not very varied. (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11756: One line could have a different correct answer (4 months ago)

pee @ #11709: no good (4 months ago)

pee @ #11709: it sucked (4 months ago)

pee @ #11709: it sucked (4 months ago)

Mike @ #11758: My first grid. (4 months ago)

bwt @ #12: i had to guess at the stores - i'm from the US (4 months ago)

Berioeu @ #11736: On the third I said it was flowers, but it was said wrong. (4 months ago)

Berioeu @ #11737: Good! Specially words before cat. (4 months ago)

Marvin @ #11750: Very nice. Liked all the overlap between the K's (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #4517: Followed,not preceded,amongst other things. (4 months ago)

Brett Brett @ #4527: F**king useless (4 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #4517: That's just stupid. (4 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #4512: The language one is RUBBISH. You should be ashamed of yourself. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11759: Very good. (4 months ago)

Electric Ian @ #11759: Good gridding! (4 months ago)

St Vincent Bruce @ #11745: Tend to agree with Nigeria and Gambia. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Ian @ #11758: Nice grid to start the morning, thanks (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11750: Nicely done,Clamzie!thankyou. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11756: Good crossovers. 5 stars. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11758: Very good. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11751: Great work (4 months ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11758: Very good. Nice crossovers. (4 months ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11751: Very well made. I didn't solve it :( (4 months ago)

Mesut @ #11691: Sehr scheiße (4 months ago)

Frau Merkel @ #11691: Sehr gut (4 months ago)

Steve @ #11751: Nice grid guys! (4 months ago)

Rose @ #11755: You kids are on fire with these puzzles! Well done! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11755: Nice foiiow-up grid!what about mini though? (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11753: sorry, very poor wall. there are so many possible connections between the countries. (4 months ago)

Brian @ #1396: good (4 months ago)

Speedy G @ #11749: Thought this was 75% an excellent grid. "Actual specific animals" was quite poor. (4 months ago)

A. Non @ #11753: Winter Olympics have never taken place in Finland. (4 months ago)

Claret @ #10397: But can the anagram of a word be the word Itself? (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Blues @ #11751: Marvellous effort. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11752: Cheeky! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11751: They and you should be proud! Well done,a good and proper grid! (4 months ago)

MadeByKids @ #11731: We like this one, thanks (4 months ago)

Rose @ #11751: This is a great puzzle - and it is made by kids !!! (4 months ago)

Neil @ #11751: Good gridding! (4 months ago)

MadeByKids @ #11751: My children (10 and 7) made this so please go easy! (4 months ago)

Narrow Neck @ #11748: Great grid, thanks (4 months ago)

AlanP @ #11737: Welcome and keep up the good work. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #514: Albert makes a valid point,republic.Guess they aren't mutually exclusive. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11737: You have lots of fun in store! And this was nice way to start,good grid. (4 months ago)

Beefy @ #11734: Gives a whole new meaning to a tickle down the leg side. (4 months ago)

Peggles @ #11737: it was my first puzzle and was fun to do. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11736: Nice one. (4 months ago)

Zbj @ #11744: Good one. (4 months ago)

eh @ #11457: line not okay? pfffft (4 months ago)

republic @ #11740: making a new word.6 possibilities,well done!that was tough. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11734: That question mark was my typo sorry. (4 months ago)

Nirvana @ #11744: I gave up the will to live after a while. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11734: Painful prospect ,fine grid? (4 months ago)

republic @ #11744: upgrade to fiendish :-) i found that tough (4 months ago)

J @ #11714: Very good, one of the best I've played (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11743: I suppose they weren't really red herrings in a way,sorry.but... Was Thespian joking? Guess so! (4 months ago)

Thespian @ #11743: Shows tremendous versatility that these four actors can switch between Cockney and Northern accents so easily! Hats off to them. (4 months ago)

WG Lace @ #11734: Lovely stuff. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11743: Therefore we have red herrings,bonehead, also,spoiler! (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #11743: pat michelle sarah peter have all been characters in EastEnders as well. (4 months ago)

Nigeria Clough @ #11745: Poor. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11745: Clever tho Schwarzer means black man I think? (4 months ago)

Bream @ #11741: Sounds a bit fishy to me. (4 months ago)

tim @ #11704: Great collection , thanks (4 months ago)

Stephen fry @ #11745: Jaap Stam auto corrected to Japan. Apologies. Hope it didn't spoil the grid (4 months ago)

Covfefe @ #11745: Excellent (4 months ago)

Sue perkins @ #11745: Really good grid. (4 months ago)

tim @ #11734: cricket and lingerie, ideal combination,great thanks.. (4 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11736: Blue baby? I would be very concerned if my baby were blue. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11744: Nice one,classy and classy grid! (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I have noticed that there are quite a few grids like this,without red herrings,as far as I can see. (4 months ago)

Sally @ #5366: Lovely grid, lots of red herrings! The countries foxed me. (4 months ago)

Dee dee @ #583: Good one (4 months ago)

Dee dee @ #48: Only got 2 but fab grid (4 months ago)

Dee dee @ #98: Enjoyed this one (4 months ago)

Ryedrop @ #1940: Doughboy...my thoughts completely! (4 months ago)

Dee dee @ #11730: Tricky (4 months ago)

Dee dee @ #11742: Brilliant - I liked the groups of fives (4 months ago)

Dee dee @ #11743: This was good fun. I can't figure out the last link though (4 months ago)

knife @ #11582: Good stuff (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Albert @ #514: She was also Empress of India. (4 months ago)

Lexxy @ #11735: Unlucky. (4 months ago)

RowG @ #11735: Didn't accept climatic regions (4 months ago)

republic @ #514: Victoria was queen of great britain. (4 months ago)

scotland @ #435: didn't allow "phonetic" as an answer (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I see what you mean,George, but I disagree. Intuitively they fitted together for me. (4 months ago)

Wiz @ #11741: I see what you mean,George, but I disagree. Intuitively they fitted together for me. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

LRCS @ #2297: Good (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11741: A fun grid to start my day... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11741: Nice one. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sweeney Todd @ #11714: A cut above the rest. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11738: woodwork, metalwork earthwork,waterworks....... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11729: I guess that's technically correct tho it may seem harsh to you! (4 months, 1 week ago)

tspan @ #11730: Great concept (4 months, 1 week ago)

Brett Orr @ #4351: Learn to spell (4 months, 1 week ago)

non metal head @ #10853: too focused on one theme (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

X @ #3712: Lost a point because I put actors in the category actors in pulp fiction. (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11502: Very clever! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11504: Good one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11506: A good grid. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Grumpy @ #11572: Hungarian not acceptable?? Otherwise great (4 months, 1 week ago)

elspanielo @ #11732: It's-a Mario. Love it! Stumped me on the jobs. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Balotelli @ #11732: And Mario is? (4 months, 1 week ago)

whatever @ #11732: And Mario is? (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11732: And Mario is? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11733: What a pickle. (4 months, 1 week ago)

smh @ #11733: Morcombe (4 months, 1 week ago)

p @ #11673: Mm (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alcorsa @ #11733: Sorry meant Fleetwood Mac. (4 months, 1 week ago)

je @ #11730: good stuff (4 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11733: fleetwood mac , not pink floyd (4 months, 1 week ago)

Oriam @ #11732: It's all about me being bewitched, bothered and bewildered. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lil @ #11732: Great quiz. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ziggi @ #9507: What is lovecraftian horror? (4 months, 1 week ago)

WG Grace @ #11714: My favourite grid of all time. (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11572: Well thought out, misleading all over the place. Good work. (4 months, 1 week ago)

elspanielo @ #11700: Loved this one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11729: Fairly easy grid partly because the four and only place names are connected. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11707: It was an imaginative grid I thought. Enjoyed, red herrings good. (4 months, 1 week ago)

betty @ #11707: Poor grid. specially the Trump stuff. (4 months, 1 week ago)

betty @ #11711: 'Poly' is not a word. Usually a prefix. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Rosie @ #11729: Names one quite hard but a great grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Goatee @ #11714: This one grows on you. (4 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sally @ #1085: Football clubs threw me! Otherwise a good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1090: Cracking grid - need to try the cocktails! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1091: Great grid - really enjoyed this one, thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1093: A bit obtuse! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1095: Some excellent red h earrings - well done! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #1096: The Japanese link got me! A great grid, well done. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11716: Is "imperial" a University? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fantom @ #11709: Warwickshire play as Birmingham in T20 Big Blast. (4 months, 1 week ago)

bunbury @ #11709: at least 2 spelling mistakes - Ramsay & Blumenthal (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11561: That's just aswell really. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pope Francis @ #11561: Be assured I am a Roman Catholic everybody. (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11690: Clever! (4 months, 1 week ago)

AJ @ #11354: Good grid but should accept Native American tribes. (4 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). (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lieven @ #11711: Nice. Some nice red herrings (4 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11711: Nice one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

mr angry @ #1806: What a load of rubbish – vague, meaningless groups. FTP is a facility? Issues constitutes a group? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11695: Sue see spoiler thread? (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11695: Loved the 'lion' one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11699: Fun! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11701: Clever! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Win @ #11704: Thank god for Darwin. (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11708: Enjoyable! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11704: Love Darwin's comment! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #11705: Very clever. Especially liked burgundy even tho' I didn't guess it! (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11561: Sorry, but I think "songs that sound catholic" or whatever is just a bit too tenuous (4 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11707: Damn, knew I was missing something...!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11711: Monkey would have been better than a couple which are less common. Nonetheless a very good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dom @ #11709: Heston BLUMENTHAL!!! Spell his name correctly ffs. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11699: Charlie Brooker? And? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11712: It's not the normal kind of grid it's true. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11699: Pedant, that happened to me too. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #6505: Think I would have done better if I'd ever watched Futurama! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #6511: Think cookery terms should have been accepted for the last category. (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Chaz @ #11699: Worth pointing out that Charlie Brooker has two legs. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11712: I have indeed. (4 months, 1 week ago)

covfefe @ #11712: Wiz, have you ever seen anything you didn't like? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11712: I don't think Alcorsa will lose any sleep over that .neat idea. (4 months, 1 week ago)

covfefe @ #11712: Genuinely the worst grid I've ever seen. (4 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11560: Yes, excellent. Way too hard for me but all the solutions made eminent sense, so bravo. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Covfefe @ #11707: Covfefe again!,,,,, (4 months, 1 week ago)

Cofvfefe fan @ #11707: Covfefe (4 months, 1 week ago)

#covfefe @ #11707: Covfefe (4 months, 1 week ago)

Neymar Jr @ #11709: 5 stars just for Heston Blumentine (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11693: Flora buttery spread mmmmm. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11697: There is a Meadowside too tho? (4 months, 1 week ago)

x @ #11697: did you mean Meadowhall? (4 months, 1 week ago)

x @ #11693: flora's not butter (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11690: Well done (4 months, 1 week ago)

anthony danton @ #11703: some are hard (4 months, 1 week ago)

Rosie guard @ #11564: Very good and fun (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11558: This another kid of grid that works without crossovers? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11702: I lost my z . (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wi @ #11702: I guess the spoiler thing is a lot to ask regrettably (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11706: Excellent grid , to be sure. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aran @ #10061: words without 'er' at the end - naaaaah (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aran @ #11224: Beer Hall? .. What's a beer hall? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Darwin @ #11704: Thank god for this grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alez @ #11558: Everyone but me! (4 months, 1 week ago)

No @ #11645: Yes (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bunfight @ #11697: Enjoyed this one (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sindy Looper @ #11705: So very clever x (4 months, 1 week ago)

Graham Linehan @ #11558: Everybody knows pat mustard!! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11687: Your thesaurus tho, maybe bin that mate. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11698: This is a very good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11702: If you haven't seen the sixth sense, Bruce Willis is dead the whole time (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11702: Try doing the grid before reading the comments then if it ruins your day that much (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11699: Ditto (4 months, 1 week 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) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11702: Spoilers! They do spoil... (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11702: I can see one red herring which is a really good one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #11700: Really enjoyed this one. Excellent (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Suzie @ #11702: Great Grid !! :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Doge @ #11700: Such crossovers much wow (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #46: Super! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #48: Stumped me completely but excellent! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11698: Fun and testing! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11693: It depends where you cross it...i.e. Which country! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #59: Fun! (4 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11693: Depends on whether you cross it's path. (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #76: I enjoyed this one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #85: Enjoyed this grid and learned about Christmas Jones! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11693: But! ...I may be wrong.... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Narrow Neck @ #11689: Loved the Phil 'The Power' and Robin Hood in green red herrings. Nice grid, thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11692: Good one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11693: Good,but i disagree about the black cat. (4 months, 1 week ago)

EA Sports @ #9747: Mardy66 aka. SMcK, no that was obscure whether you knew it or not. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #11695: Toast... No offers so far but hope springs eternal. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11667: Fernando now appears to be joining Galatasaray... :( (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11695: Nicely knitted grid. Unravelled it just in time. Best of luck in your game of find the lady. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

GazzPot @ #9749: Damn hard - but enjoyable (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2296: Great! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2297: Good fun! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2326: Good but sad it didn't accept Disney films. (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2353: Loved this one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2359: Good one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2380: Great! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2398: Super! (4 months, 1 week ago)

SueC @ #2493: Super! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #2494: Clever! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #11692: Would not accept one arm bandit or chilli peppers but otherwise it is a good grid. (4 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11695: Spoilers are discouraged. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Leodis @ #11693: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11691: I am not sure how crossovers could work with this kind of grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SteMcK @ #11691: More crossovers needed (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SteMcK @ #11692: Awesome (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lou @ #10369: who is Captain Planet (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Klaus @ #11691: Have these themed grids with no crossovers not been done to death yet? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dingwall @ #11691: I wrote Koln with no umlaut and this was not accepted. Otherwise good. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

gready @ #11686: not bad at all (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11541: Nice inventive grid - leading to cheerful exchange of comments! - but I thought the alliterative group weakened things somewhat (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11690: pretty good, liked the Dr Who red herrings. Scottish actors a bit of a stretch (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #11690: Excellent grid. Got completely thrown off by the Star Wars and Dr Who red herrings. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Amy @ #11116: Terrible definitions (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11691: the last 2 beat me, but great grid, thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11689: In a way Fox is confusing though.good grid. (4 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). (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11690: To be sure,it was great. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #2844: Fun! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #2846: Clever! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #2848: Tricky! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #2850: Super! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruiz @ #11689: Basil too obvious, back in the broom cupboard where he belongs. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #11690: Amazing :-) (4 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. (4 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? (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11688: Nice to see that when I put in "Leeds United are shit", the answer came up "correct". (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eden Kane @ #11614: Ditto (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #2916: Fun! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11677: OK thanks, didn't know this. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Donald @ #11687: I can't think of a context where jerk is a synonym of bounce. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #2947: H, the presidents connection is first names. Franklin is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was a president (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #2920: Clever! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #2921: Fun! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #2927: Enjoyed! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #2943: Clever! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #2946: Agree with Caz! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #3243: Very enjoyable! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue C @ #3028: Clever! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11665: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11673: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

j @ #11682: good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11677: I wouldn't say CCTV is a broadcaster. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earworm @ #11601: Gotcha (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

NOT STEVE @ #1396: GOOD STEVE (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #10280: couldn't get it but I was looking at Brazzaville and thinking scrabble (4 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. (4 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #10394: Nicely done (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #11672: Good grid but not too difficult (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11644: Prick up your ears? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11644: Wouldn't like to say. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11531: Very good, loads of variety within a basically simple schema (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11668: I know a Daisy Duck from the antipodes. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Faded @ #11646: SkiPP plz (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #11666: Nice Grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #11644: 'Strain' is an anagram of trains 'Send' is an anagram of dens ...what's a prick up? :( (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aran @ #11668: Harder than I thought but enjoyed it (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Professor Pat Pending @ #11668: Piss poor (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11637: Check your maths again Penelope (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

LK @ #11666: Thought it was a good grid until I saw Chicago train stations as a group. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Clamzie_3 @ #11111: Pizza Hut - hilarious - well done. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Penelope Pitstop @ #11637: Owls and Noises should have been accepted - a moral 10 rather than the actual 8 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Invigilator @ #11658: Sarah and clive, please stop cheating and use our sister site www.puzzgrid_doubles.com instead. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11658: Nice grid with decent explanations (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11658: Why so? Was good I thought.... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11627: Enjoyable grid with excellent explanations (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11658: Awful (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

!!!!! @ #11637: Tiegan Glass - YAAAS. STUPID (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GarryP @ #3454: Indium isn't named after a country but after the colour indigo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indium#History (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11651: Maybe,but how many obscure facts folk know amazes me... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3764: Superb! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3774: Enjoyed! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3776: Super! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11525: Actually, I didn't get any links at all! Hopeless,me! (4 months, 2 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. (4 months, 2 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Invigilator @ #11636: Sorry but you have broken a fundamental rule of this single player game. You are now disqualified. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11657: Got 2 quickly then struggled, Nice grid though, Thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11636: Sometimes it's nice to completely smash one out of the park in 15 seconds (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sarah and clive @ #11656: Loved this (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11659: Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11659: Yes that was cheeky..Got me too. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11659: Correction, I get it now. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11659: Nice one, but to me cent implies 100 rather than 50. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11659: Very good,great crossovers!you make nice grids (4 months, 2 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... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #415: Think this one was for the Americans! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #416: Settlers of Catan? Doh, no idea what that is!! Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11648: I guess it was just all a mistake, (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11648: I wish I understood SOMETHING of this.but I don't. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

rm @ #11648: I don't understand what you mean by modules... (4 months, 2 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3843: Enjoyed this one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #3847: Really enjoyable! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11650: Good one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11650: I like the clue in the flag, despite which one of the relevant groups eluded me (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11650: Lovely grid! Neat and clever.. (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Uncle Sam Junior the Third @ #2947: Awesome grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11646: how about "holder" - "eow neow Mr bonehead, got to be "things in holders, please pay attention" (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11647: good, but car accidents a bit too precise - accidents not acceptable? (4 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! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11616: well made grid, good number of combinations. Thanks (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11619: Great Grid thanks (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11647: Clever original grid! Gaps in my knowledge. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1676: I didn't enjoy this grid - sorry. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1677: Agree with Anton! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1732: Shame that films wasn't accepted. Otherwise a good grid - thanks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1733: Some excellent red herrings, a great grid - thanks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #1726: Car models foxed me! (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #19: It accepts anagrams now! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

3456619 @ #11645: Nice one 1731486. Ok if I call you 173 for short or is that too familiar ? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oscar Rabin @ #11576: Classy (4 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? (4 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... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11644: Ooooh, you scamp! You'll make a dame blush. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11511: Amtrak train stops perhaps a shade off the beaten track, otherwise nice variety (4 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 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #11628: I hadn't thought of that....I hope it wasn't intentional actually. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #11636: Good one for beginners, crossover there too. (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: Of course. I see now and apologies for obtuseness and time-wasting etc. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dainamite @ #11608: Yes (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Robbo @ #11627: Nice one, excellent answer descriptions. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E.L.Wisty @ #11616: Good fun, well constructed. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11619: Great stuff! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

GarryC @ #14: Dwarves not dwarfs and synonms (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

zom @ #11595: thanks for the advice it was my first grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4223: Loved it! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11608: Enjoyed the grid. Who's going to argue with that ? (4 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #11553: Was Brian Blessed Soo? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #402: Some naughty red herrings here! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #404: Reasonable grid, some tricky red herrings! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #416: Very specific knowledge required for the last group - a game I've never heard of! Otherwise a good grid. (4 months, 3 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. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11618: Dubious about two of the anagrams. Shouldn't an anagram of a word be another word ? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kit @ #11608: Sorry Miss Slink.think about it carefully and re-read! It's who's! (4 months, 3 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' (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11616: Very pleased with myself for this one. Five stars. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4189: Sorry it didn't accept 'moor' ! Win some, lose some! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11608: I think my money is on who's! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SueC @ #4260: First time I've got word contained in word! Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Edgy @ #11541: I am on good days. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

*grid note* @ #11615: I meant to call the grid "mrtomisatwat" but it didn't fit. (4 months, 3 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! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11609: Um...is that a good thing? I think one particular group is probably a bit harder than the others, but by the process of elimination you should be able to put them together, even if you're not sure what the actual link between them is. Also, I tried to cover a variety of areas of knowledge (as I do with all my grids), so hopefully most people were able to recognise at least something. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11611: I don't have to make a grid under the name "gnu" just to be able to express an opinion. An opinion you agree with anyway. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #11541: Are you all the same person? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11612: Nice variations. ( a pedant might quibble refreshers meeting your definition but it's clear enough;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Mister Tom @ #11609: Somewhat Schizophrenic difficulty! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peter Sarstedt @ #11614: This grid is awesome, it was challenging and gripping, I'll take a healthy 7/10. More like this please (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11576: Very imaginative thanks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11611: Uninspired grid to say the least. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11610: I did like the calculator group but also didn't like "goozle". You could have just used "ooze" or something like that. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11594: Indeed they are both. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11611: Sounds simple but beat me! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11608: Miss Slink.thats bad grammar! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #5464: Not sure about all the triangular numbers either. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss C @ #5464: 1 is not a prime number (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11594: Or both... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Ham_United_F.C. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: I am going to have to retire gracefully I think. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

GarryC @ #11594: Scunthorpe are the Iron, West Ham being the Hammers! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: That's clearer if I do this.'whose number is more'. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: I thought it was clear contraction of who has. Whose chromosomes number is more would be OK.am I totally wrong? Help! A (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Soz, Wiz... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Actually Wiz (sorry to be taking over Pedant's role again), "whose" is correct. Who's = who is. Whose = to whom they belong to. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11608: Irony MrTom? It should be who's. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: Ah yes! Thankyou! I get it now... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: Perhaps your husband is not worthy of you. Perhaps - gasp! - it is HE who is the potato! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11608: Obviously I would like to think so, miss slink. However I fear my husband would definitely go with the potato. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11608: Nice use of "whose" in the insult. (And you've reminded me of an idea which at some point I'm going to steal;) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11583: Some time ago I adopted the approach that If I knew what the connection was, then the score didn't matter... Nice use of agape (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: I know, and I don't even charge you guys for it. Aren't you lucky? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11610: P.S. Wiz, they all have a line of horizontal symmetry. Imagine laying a mirror through the middle of each of them. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11610: I may be stepping into Pedant's territory here (sorry dude), but is goozle actually a proper word? I can only find sources referring to it as (largely archaic) slang, used mainly in very specific parts of America. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: Sorry SWIMS! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: And does SWiM really work? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11610: A killer grid! I don't understand the HOB group,but it's probably just my feeble brain. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

João Lorenzo @ #2059: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXelqs0oMJUJ06P7awnjY_g (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wizz @ #11608: This was a fascinating grid. Thankyou! Miss Slink,you are a merciless tease! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #11534: Domo Arigato (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #11533: Nice one but now I know that I am not letting her change the plug (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11608: You wouldn't say you're sweet and juicy like a delicious strawberry, Pedant? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11589: Blues ,you are incorrigible!dont disappear! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #11595: Have to agree with Miss Slink, you can't list 8 geographical places and expect people to know they all link to 1 band. A little bit too specialist. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

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

windywendy @ #11509: Good. Glad my knowledge of French came in handy (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11608: So essentially you're saying pedant is more likely to be a chimp than a human. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11591: Yes (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11595: Do you have a caps lock? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5801: Super! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Dylan @ #11602: It was not bad but it has to have more to it (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5873: Got me thinking! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5888: Excellent! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5889: Super fun! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5890: Excellent! Missed the Beatles! Darn! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5975: Clever! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5975: Clever! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: Loved it! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

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SueC4 @ #5977: (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5977: Loved it! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #5983: Loved it! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6002: Very clever! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11601: Enjoyed this, although will now have that song going around my head all day! (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #6139: Not a red herring in sight,that may have helped. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6110: Keep getting caught out on hidden words!! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6111: I made it difficult and only scored six!!! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6139: Yay! I got ten!!! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6140: Great fun! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6164: Very good and enjoyable. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6164: Very good and enjoyable. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6167: Found this difficult but keep trying! Well done! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6170: Sorry that my answer of beach was rejected. You can have a holiday with none of the things mentioned! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

SueC4 @ #6172: Enjoyed! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #11482: Links poorly explained (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks 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. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Floppy @ #11591: Do you even understand,,Pedant,the nature of red herrings? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11589: I think you have pedantically missed Blues' point. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Henry @ #11521: Nice (4 months, 4 weeks 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 (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11595: *Aberdeen (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sue4 @ #6821: Clever! (4 months, 4 weeks 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 (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

MillyMollyMandy @ #11591: I enjoyed this and managed to complete the grid which pleased me (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9179: He wears a white mask in the Halloween films? (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11589: And very nice it was too! (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9179: Interesting grid. Got full marks by guessing! (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9186: Nice grid, thank-you. (5 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. (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #11583: I agree with gnu (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #11572: Good choice of Herrings (5 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. (5 months ago)

Blues @ #11589: Cheers Wiz, doing a bit of the outdoor stuff and having the odd beer as the weather permits. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #6140: Destroying angel I thought! (5 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. (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #11572: Ditto Pernickety (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9949: An interesting grid. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #9955: An enjoyable grid - thank you. (5 months ago)

The Real Billy the Kid @ #11503: Imposter (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11591: Very nice,very challenging and clever!good clues, but didn't help me much! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11589: Thanks Blues! Good grid. Missed you lately,hope you well (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11580: Neat grid!thanks for all the grids! You've been busy! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11579: Fun grid! Thankyou! (5 months ago)

AlanP @ #11586: Bit silly when the answer is in the clue. Poor effort. (5 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11586: Really good variety of links here! Quite easy too, but that that's no bad thing. (5 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. (5 months ago)

toast @ #11578: Good interesting grid. (5 months ago)

fiddy @ #11580: good grid man (5 months ago)

Gary @ #11579: Thank you, that was quite enjoyable. (5 months ago)

SueC @ #9875: That was fun! (5 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11572: Full house but didn't accept "Hungarian". (I'm having that one). (5 months ago)

Sally @ #1405: Despite other comments ,I found this a bit tricky - but fair. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11576: Very creative thinking here! (5 months ago)

Tarp @ #11574: Good grid! (5 months ago)

Bungo @ #11575: Indoor golf is not synonymous with crazy golf. (5 months ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #11574: Always love your grids but this was a particularly good one. THANKS! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11574: Oh,that was a tough one!good,tho! (5 months ago)

Um @ #184: Can't "hat" and "dog" switch places? I think it's ambiguous for those two, since both fit both categories. (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #11562: Wouldn't accept firearms for the gun group 😟 (5 months ago)

Alicz @ #10899: Here we go again! (5 months 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! :) (5 months ago)

H @ #6140: I don't think Abaddon is a personification of evil, rather the "underworld". (=Sheol?) (5 months ago)

Alice @ #11569: I'm with you there,gnu! (5 months ago)

gnu @ #11569: That was some kind of lateral thinking there, bonehead. This was the easiest grid I've played in a long time. (5 months ago)

JeSuis @ #11570: (5 months ago)

bonehead @ #11568: I put asian countries for name changers - marked right; and Caribbean places for the kokomo group -still marked right. (5 months 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 (5 months ago)

Ian @ #11562: Another good grid, thanks (5 months ago)

Ian @ #11563: Nice Grid, thanks (5 months ago)

JeSuis @ #11562: Oops! (5 months ago)

Alice @ #11561: I don't doubt it. I think j may have someone else in mind? (5 months ago)

Alice @ #11561: I don't doubt it. I think j may have someone else in mind? (5 months ago)

AlanP @ #11561: Cliff is innocent. (5 months ago)

Alice @ #11561: No one does really. (5 months ago)

J @ #11562: gun group wouldn't accept gun. sex AND the city. (5 months ago)

J @ #11561: would'n accept paedophile (5 months ago)

Zbj @ #11559: Good one. (5 months ago)

Zbj @ #11560: Excellent. Five stars from me. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #1960: I enjoyed this one, thank you. (5 months ago)

Sally @ #1969: Some good red herrings in this one! (5 months ago)

Sally @ #4643: Good grid - now 'authors' is an accepted answer. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11558: I hadn't a clue where to start.neat idea,but hard. (5 months ago)

AlanP @ #11558: Impossible, far too difficult. (5 months ago)

knife @ #11453: Nice straightforward idea, fairly easy but good fun (5 months ago)

Ragman @ #11558: Cliff Clavin (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

lindy @ #11543: interesting ...thanks (5 months ago)

lindy @ #11554: Ooops...sorry, my bad ! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11525: The Norwegian link is quite obscure imao. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11554: Don't give the game away,Lindy! (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11554: I get it now, the rattle. (5 months ago)

Ian @ #11554: Tricky one, but good (5 months 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? (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11541: I think you did that very well! (5 months ago)

Wiz @ #11554: Yes,agree! Engine rattle? (5 months 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. (5 months 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. (5 months ago)

Zbj @ #11555: Very good. Very hard. (5 months ago)

Wj @ #2127: Fun. But quite easy, done it in seconds (5 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11550: Please can we get the correct terminology, poets laureate. (5 months ago)

Ian @ #8441: Spot on grid! (5 months 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! (5 months ago)

knife @ #11449: Great fun, excellent. (5 months 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. (5 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! (5 months, 1 week ago)

scoobydont @ #9116: Just tried this old grid of mine from Dec16 and got 2 out of 10!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11550: *arbitrarily (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11541: Sorry! I meant mistaken for! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11541: You are just worried about being missed for a potato. (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11552: Some grebes,however ,can. I say no more. (5 months, 1 week ago)

DG @ #11543: Nice one there! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11549: Fiendishly good! Quite obscure in parts. (5 months, 1 week ago)

VIctoriaCorenTwitchell @ #186: Wheel, paper, fishing, half... Animals? whEEL, pAPEr, FISHing, hALF? (The last one ate a cat.) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11441: Who cares!?"£$%^&* (5 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11440: Ashamed to say I failed on The Smiths - hang my head in shame (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #11544: Great grid, it certainly beat me! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11436: Good wall (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11532: Same comment as below. Also, it's spelled "Hogsmeade" (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11541: Good grid but I was on the Alter Ego path too :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11544: Nice grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11544: Neat! Did for wiz! (5 months, 1 week ago)

VictoriaCorenTwitchell @ #11502: "France" should count! (5 months, 1 week ago)

VictoriaCorenTwitchell @ #11531: Can "shows" count as an answer? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11543: I liked this a lot. Thankyou! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Freedot!! @ #11482: No...... (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Alcorsa @ #11543: For Sony of Zebedee please read Son of Zebedee. (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tarp @ #2448: wtaf? (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11541: Believe me, I would never forget that (hence my link mentioned both). (5 months, 1 week ago)

Krypton @ #11541: Indeed we must not forget that. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tom Argo @ #11541: Let's not forget that a tomato is a fruit and not a veg. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sammy @ #11434: Nice one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: It was good! One line a bit weaker , but I'm not seriously complaining, (5 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? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11540: Yes but how? Please? . (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11540: I now know that Chaka Demus and Pliers can be teased (5 months, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: Aw! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Fan of Slinky fan @ #11541: And I've missed you too! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Boxy @ #11540: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Freedot!! @ #11474: Dorper not dorpet!!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

debs love BBC @ #11482: so cartoon characters didn't work REALLY (5 months, 1 week ago)

Slinky fan @ #11541: Miss slink, Thankyou,have missed you! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11540: Good one, bit cheeky ! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11538: Liked this a lot - great misdirections. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11535: You're probably right... https://www.topoftherocknyc.com (5 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11535: footballers Bournemouth not accepted young of various creatures not accepted grid fine, marking needs attention (5 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11533: Enjoyed it! Very good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Nmcc @ #11533: Fun and funny! Enjoyed this one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

MNM @ #11532: Echo that comment. Didn't really know any of the categories but were easily separated. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11531: Doesn't recognise 'sitcom' as an answer (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11532: Good categories but no real crossover (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3264: Some good red herrings in here! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ginger @ #11410: Yes, the Blacksmith upsets me with his bill! (5 months, 1 week ago)

lucyloulou @ #11509: Nice grid. Only got one connection but really enjoyed it (5 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11525: Good trick with Reg V. Got me. (5 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11524: Interesting thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

GoT @ #11524: Awesome grid, well done! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11527: Pipe organ? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11527: Good one. Got it more by chance than knowledge though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wenceslas @ #11527: Liked it - thought the Belgians were "things named after people". Not entirely convinced that an organ pipe is woodwind, though?? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11527: Cheeky crossovers!thankyou for good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sir Winston Churchill @ #11525: I took one hell of a beating! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bruce @ #11524: Strewth mate that was difficult! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3764: Some good red herrings. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3774: Some great red herrings! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3785: Lovely grid. Got the links though the time beat me! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #3787: This one beat me! Good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

rachel @ #11510: Love ones like this! Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ginger @ #11510: Liked this (5 months, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11525: Excellent group with the Norwegian commentator one. Got lost between the butlers and drivers though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

gnu @ #11517: Corporate, business, online and individual are all interchangeable between the two groups. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11523: What is it? (5 months, 1 week ago)

JeSuis @ #11523: ERROR IN GRID - apologies (5 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11426: Excellent, good spread of general knowledge (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week 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! (5 months, 1 week ago)

OvertheTop @ #11517: I agree, an absolute disgrace. What is the world coming to when this sort of thing happens? (5 months, 1 week 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. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11496: Good one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11510: Nice ideas and even a small herring. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

WillyWonka @ #11510: Good grid - enjoyed it. Thanks for submitting it (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11418: Excellent - challenging, witty, inventive, it's got the lot (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11416: Niice!both the grid and your thoughts,knife, (5 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". (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

DAL @ #11487: Disappointed that it didn't accept elements. (5 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. (5 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". (5 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 (5 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 ......' (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11497: This has provoked a lot of discussion, but I think it's a good, varied grid! (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11504: Very nice grid. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11497: But it did say rhyming! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

BillytheKid @ #11503: brilliant grid, thanks for sharing (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eh @ #11384: Wars of the 1960's?? Words containing letters of the alphabet! (5 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Molly @ #11497: Agreed Wrh, I fear maybe it pitched over some peoples heads and they have thusly downgraded it, shame (5 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 (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

parsnips @ #8199: Enjoyed this ... managed only one row but enjoyed the challenge (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Monitor @ #11500: I do know this is waste of grid space! (5 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". (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scareletwug @ #6388: weurrgfheru;uearhger;uguerg; (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob uc @ #6388: euoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuoeuo234hyu (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

scarelet @ #6388: that was (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob uc @ #6388: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11479: Illuminating,Pedant, thank You! (5 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11489: Nice touches. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

999 @ #11493: Somebody call the fire brigade, one needs to put out ! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

GridSpotter @ #11497: I know a grid when I see one. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11493: Great grid, enjoyed it, but 2 fires? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11473: Got the idea but still found this one tricky. Enjoyed it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Garys @ #11497: *now this is a grid (5 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11497: Oh dear. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ntfc2 @ #11497: Excellent. Thanks for accepting 'saints' (5 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 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11446: Hah! Yep, double counted. (5 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 :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11494: very good, though I was rubbish (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lord Sugar @ #11493: You're fired. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11493: Not a unique solution alas. You can swap FIRE with ......FIRE! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11493: I enjoyed this, thanks! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11493: Fire, Fire! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11487: Me likey. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11486: Ok! It's just my limited vocabulary I guess. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11486: Not sure if wide-handed works, it's very uncommon imao. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11458: Nice grid thank you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11462: Really enjoyed this grid thank you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11432: That's as good a guess as any. (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11463: Lovely grid, thank you. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11473: Nice (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11474: You are generous Smith! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11474: Hmm...not sure of some of the answers here. (5 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11487: Enjoyed the challenge thank you (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11116: We third what Bowie said... (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11117: Daft that it didn't except counties as you would have put English counties as non were in Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11297: The hubby liked this one (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11330: Nice grid although I've not heard of two of those battery types - C, D or even 9V would have probably worked a little better. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11341: Agree with Jayme (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smith @ #11431: Dog breed was given as an answer but was marked incorrect (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11485: No more trivial than the masses of grids on here featuring sports teams or TV shows in their links. Also, they're the kind of link that could conceivably feature on an actual episode of Only Connect. I liked this grid. It was enjoyable and the Victoria group was clever. Sometimes trivial is good when you're playing a game as form of easy escapism after a hard day. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Van Der Valk @ #11354: Yes (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Magpie @ #11453: Clever and witty (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ray @ #11485: Such trivial knowledge needed. Relationships of spice girls and food critics, come on. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11417: Nice but not ebook? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11418: Liked the grid, nice one! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11484: Well I got all of the connections correctly but have no idea how? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

revolver777 @ #11456: I agree with PuzzBrit about the north east ones. Newcastle and Hartlepool were both missing 'United'. But other than that, it was a good grid, with some nice ambiguity across different groups. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11482: I couldn't agree more! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #11482: Grid is so so but answers are bad. Wouldn't accept sport for the sport group and connection given was just '...'. Answer for animation group of 'different characters' doesn't explain the connection at all. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #11479: I think a few crucial words were missed out of the answer/explanations...! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #11483: Broadchurch was on ITV.. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11479: Apart from one line, this grid is a mystery for me! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11479: Sorry, but what's the Polo group all about? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #11473: Nice grid (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Daniel Howie @ #11479: I loved this quiz! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11474: Maybe... Not sure! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Meh @ #11474: I'd right an indepth comment but lets face it. This grid won't stay visible long enough for anybody to read it. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11473: Very good. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

mCw @ #11473: nice board (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11432: It could be 24 tv series.butshould it have been CTU ? Counter terrorist unit? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

# @ #11432: What is CSU, and what is its connection to 24? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

frazer @ #1396: you are insane steve (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

frazer @ #3188: (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11474: Where to start? Let's begin with the gender of the bull in the set that is not in my opinion a set.oh dear, I do like to be positive and ,,, (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11473: Loved it! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11349: Why? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11347: Any grid with Mr Marley in is OK by me (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11451: I don't think he is,,, his daughter is I believe.Gabby Logan? I confess I googled.. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11451: I didn't know Terry Yorath was a sports presenter now. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chronos Lord Of War @ #11457: Spiderman trilogy???? Hmmm....really? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11464: Good stuff. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11453: Like it, thanks (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11458: Nice grid, thanks (5 months, 2 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. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11469: Good one, you are so prolific! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hopeful @ #11439: Just like donald trump. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: Too much idolatry is bad for the brain. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Milo @ #11461: Ah, you are right. Poor research on my part. Sorry about that. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11461: Brad Pitt didn't star in The Departed. I think he may have been a producer. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #11461: Very clever, with lots of red herrings, but too hard for me! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11453: A very nice idea, but as presented a very easy one to spot and resolve (5 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). (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11331: I'm with you JBM (5 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. (5 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. (5 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11453: Original - liked it. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11457: Sorry, but when you have only four christian names ? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11449: Very good, didn't get any! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11448: Similar categories (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #11457: Pretty good, superheroes and trilogy made it confusing (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11451: *Ramsay (5 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. (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ntfc2 @ #11445: Excellent (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11441: Pedant. If only we could harness that energy for the benefit of humanity! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11456: Monarchs stick out too obviously because they are the only entries with ordinal numbers. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11438: Nice quirky touches. Thanks. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11370: Yes, this is good stuff. Ticks my boxes - tricky, clever, entertaining (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Keeley @ #11456: Not bad (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11446: Good grid,leg works for me!though I didn't solve it in time. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Annemarie Fleming @ #539: Not terribly challenging. OK for a doodle. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11414: I think there are! Google? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hilary @ #11414: no such thing as 'bear' necessities (5 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. (5 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 (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedantophile @ #11439: Apologies to you Miss Slink and Alex. I got carried away with the idolatry of my hero. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: I thought Pedantophile shouldve used your name,that's all! (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11445: Easy but shit (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11439: I'm not sure I understand your comment, Alex. Are you referring to me? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11444: poor grid. waaaaay too easy. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wheel @ #11431: worst grid on the site (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11439: Who is she? The cats mother? (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11449: Whoa! Great grid there! , (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chigley @ #11449: Enjoyable (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11449: Absolutely brilliant. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11329: CELP (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

DangerMouse @ #11450: Maybe Mr Pedant...but surely you have heard of The Class Order of Mammals!!? (5 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'* (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11367: Nice one, tricky but still accessible (5 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(.) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #11450: Class order is a bit of a stretch, but a only a real pedant would make a fuss (5 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. (5 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' (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gmc @ #11442: As a marvel fan, blackcat is not vague, and she got skills. wash your mouth out (5 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gmc @ #11445: Really good crossovers, liked it a lot. (5 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. (5 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11431: That is high praise indeed,...but it was neat. (5 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! (5 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 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

nan @ #11431: i think it was the best grid on this website (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Toby @ #11361: One set could have a completely different answer that would also be correct, so would require adding. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bongo @ #2959: Bright star ?? (5 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.) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11365: I second that! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11365: Nice witty one, nicely themed (5 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. (5 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? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11410: It was great fun! Well done. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

SimonArk @ #11410: Thanks so very much, it's my first effort! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11442: good grid, liked the red herrings (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dreggtyn @ #11377: Wrong words shown.... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dadio55 @ #98: Good range of links and the red herrings make it tricky. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Wow,Thankyou! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11356: Thank you, Slinky Fan - your signed photo is in the post! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink you are cool! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11356: Miss slink, you are cool! (5 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). (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11436: Excellent grid. Enjoyed a lot (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

pedro @ #11438: shocker (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11421: I liked it,Mister Tom.... But I didn't solve it! I went down some blind alleys instead! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11421: Did you like it? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11356: Nice one, accessible but tricky. Liked the football club nicknames. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11311: Billy you have misspelled Cameron. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11420: Good one. Stumped me. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11431: I remember blue raspberry being a flavour of slush puppy. Might also be a jelly bean. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #98: Enjoyed - well constructed (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11405: doesn't admit "crossbreed", "invertebrate", (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11420: Beat me! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rabsijay @ #11431: Raspberry misspelled. Why Lions but all others in singular? (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11431: I suppose you could say "I blew a raspberry"...... (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11424: Very good - ran out of time but liked the links (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11429: Used to be a bingo caller, and didn't get the bingo references! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham Medlock @ #11431: I guessed the connection, but blue rasberry? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #11311: Some of them were, not certain about Blair (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #11309: My knowledge of goats has improved (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11430: poor due to basic spelling issue os Shakespeare. Also the Snowdon and Parliament groups were a bit poor. (5 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? (5 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. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11421: Come on all you film buffs. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11420: The whole thing is clever, but HARD. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

BP @ #11223: Ottawa is the capital city of Canada (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11420: I thought that was clever actually (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #11420: Your 6 wives category is all kinds of wrong (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Debs loves BBC @ #661: Graham Nortons Irish (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11369: Lonely -hearted is a bit of a stretch. Some good ideas that almost worked. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

scoobydont @ #11411: This was mint! Wasn't foxed by the backward boys but failed nonetheless :-) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hopeful @ #11299: Did you? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bruce @ #11299: Didn't I do well (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

mario @ #11389: as below - ok though (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11412: I'm not sure I am familiar with all those songs. Does that make me terribly ignorant? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

gnu @ #11412: The boy and girl's names groups are poor. Too many rare and diminutive names, and too many possibilities given you can name a child anything you want. I mean Islam can be a boy's name and Vi can be a girl's name. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

long eared @ #7062: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

long eared @ #8355: (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11410: This is a really good one too! Tricky, but not unreasonably so, with a good variety of links testings different strands of general knowledge. *This* is the kind of grid I come here to play! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11411: ooh, this is a good meaty one! The boy's names totally foxed me. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #10167: Really stretching the "of interest to a general knowledge audience" criteria, this one. And "all played for the club"?! Which club? Not everyone has intimate sports knowledge, y'know (and I couldn't tell you which sport in question this grid is about, that's how little information is given. Football? Rugby? Tiddlywinks? Who knows? Who cares?) (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #2260: This was interesting enough and quite clever in places, though I'm not sure this is truly for a "general knowledge audience, and yes, quite tricky. Not a bad grid though, by any means. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett Orr @ #3715: RUBBISH toatl tubish (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

ajs @ #113: "irish regions" and "outcomes" not accepted?!!!!!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

long eared @ #10167: Tough (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

kiara @ #2257: why (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

tobo @ #2260: cringe (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

kiara @ #2260: difficult (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jess @ #2260: this was very hard (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

KingWenceslas554 @ #11316: Not bad, not bad at all. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11405: "non vert" says composer, not accepting invertebrate! And he won't consider domesticated animals either for the cow group. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11407: Take it away! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11407: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3qiDXizkSw (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Richard R. @ #11316: The polarisation in the comments probably results from spamming. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11348: Quite neat, but I think you could have chosen a better, more guessable, word than "complicated" for the "over" one (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11401: Combatant more accurate than contact. Aren't football and basketball contact sports? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11405: Mammals is a better answer because it's more specific. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11407: Gssddd gfddddff fffgds. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

J @ #11405: Wouldn't accept invertebrates or domesticated animals (5 months, 3 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! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #7026: An enjoyable grid, thank you. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #4582: Oh yes my friend....Oh Jesus God have mercy yes...! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gustavo Fragrentbreeze Von WhistlingCrack @ #1942: Oh yes my friend...Oh Jesus God yes...!! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11346: Quite neat, but I didn't like the nationalities group, which seems a bit weak, but maybe that's just a personal quibble (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Charlotte @ #9408: This is a great game (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Charlotte @ #11349: I am looking forward to play this (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11389: That would work better! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11389: Instead of British, you could use Britain (for Great Britain). (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11389: Not sure about Great British. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anti Pedant @ #11276: Who cares!!!! Or should it be question marks??????? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11385: PuzzBrit I think we are looking further south so probably Kerry rather than Derry, plus Louth and Down. Finally my guess is Munster though strictly not a county? Bonehead - if the setter types a comma after the final acceptable term in the hidden list any answer is treated as correct. (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #1396: Oh yes my friend ! Your Mother is Lithuanian and your Father has a handlebar moustache! (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Second Lieutenant Reginald Lambwind Butterballs Stinking Mutton @ #98: Oh yes my little friend (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11387: I am sure you won't be short of offers? (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11344: Quite tasty, although I thought "down low" was a bit on the feeble side (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11387: Breesing? Breeding. Sorry, this is a very early time for me to be up on a Sunday morning... could someone be a darling and bring another pot of coffee to my boudoir, please? (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11387: Crikey, these grids that have rabbits as a link are breesing like...well... (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11385: What are the names of the irish counties, I can only get Derry? (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11385: It was your lucky day then! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11385: ??????????? I got 3 of the links wrong, but they were all marked right. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10826: A good straightforward grid imao. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11384: Clever and varied! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #11383: Oui Madamoiselle Slink, think of me as the rabbit of the gridding world. (5 months, 4 weeks 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rubble @ #11381: Terrible grid (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #7773: Tricky One! Well done. (5 months, 4 weeks 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... (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11382: The grid so good you submitted it twice? (5 months, 4 weeks 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. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #10826: Best you can do?! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rabbit @ #11380: Because "please select the rabbit" is subconsciously influencing grid makers. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11355: Saucy! (5 months, 4 weeks 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... (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11380: This is a good grid Miss Slink. But why are there a lot of grids involving rabbits? (5 months, 4 weeks 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! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11377: is it high or double? (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11343: Ooh, this is a good'un! Clever. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11370: Tricky! Nice variety in the links. (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11375: I liked this a lot - not particularly taxing, but still some clever red herrings and cross overs. Good work! (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

InkBlot @ #11376: Apologies, a couple errors in here. Should hopefully still be playable. (6 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! (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11355: Ah - I get it. Nice one. (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11358: Good one. Amy eluded me. (6 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11362: Nice one. (6 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: That's true. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #11370: Very clever! Just just one row! (6 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. (6 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11369: Well beat? (6 months ago)

copacetic @ #2918: this one was great (6 months ago)

Sally @ #10044: Sorry - although I got the groups I didn't get all the connections. Felt it was a bit tenuous. (6 months ago)

gnu @ #4417: Agreed, qq. (6 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. (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #11362: so.... for the dog group I put "dog" - not allowed! (6 months ago)

toast @ #7761: Bob, it is the day after Pentecost. (6 months ago)

wronster @ #11325: Great game! (6 months ago)

Washmit @ #11351: weak on the acronyms. (6 months ago)

Bob @ #7761: Whit Monday? That seems wrong... (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #11348: Good one. (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #11354: Good one. (6 months ago)

Jayme @ #11341: For 'down' could equally have 'up', no? Shake up, touch up, count up, break up (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #4417: I don't understand that comment.qq? (6 months ago)

qq @ #4417: Shame that the bands' proper names weren't used. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #11354: Clever grid! Thankyou! (6 months ago)

smh @ #11345: Yaldi (6 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: You wouldn't let it lie! (6 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: That's why (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #11350: Thankyou for a lively set of grids! (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #11345: Aye, i'm so excited the noo. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #11345: I'm now going to look up Yaldi, sounds like an Asian antelope. (6 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. (6 months ago)

AlanP @ #11343: Excellent, really liked this. (6 months ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (6 months ago)

Folly @ #11228: Why? (6 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Good. And let that be the end of it! (6 months ago)

Pol @ #11344: Or after?in the case of low? (6 months ago)

knife @ #11322: Also had wrestling hold, as well as capital punishment, but nice grid nevertheless (6 months ago)

Pol @ #11228: Ok I will! (6 months ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Go on then! (6 months ago)

smh @ #11331: Squirty cheese (6 months ago)

the top @ #11316: Of all the grids i've played, this is one of them. (6 months ago)

Sally @ #8512: Good grid - some pretty specific knowledge needed! (6 months ago)

Quibble @ #11228: Maybe. (6 months ago)

Pip @ #11228: Can I have the last word please (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #11337: Neat and clever, awesome red herrings. (6 months ago)

knife @ #11321: Well thought through. The Indian terms stymied me. Nifty crossovers. e.g. Avatar as a film. Good stuff. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #11334: Different! And entertaining.I knew bits here and there, but not enough to score. Thankyou for fun grid. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Johnny big mouth @ #11331: We put EGG and it didn't work (6 months ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11313: Wonderful grid- "revolution" worked for me. (6 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. (6 months ago)

Wiz @ #11332: Even a worthy Pedant can't know the contents of all grids! Good one,thanks, (6 months ago)

knife @ #11319: Excellent. Completely flummoxed me, I'm sorry to say (6 months ago)

Captain Sensible @ #11316: I've noticed there are polarized views on this grid. Dare I suggest the truth lies in between? (6 months ago)

copacetic @ #6498: excellent red herrings (6 months ago)

Sally @ #8161: Lovely grid, Trapp's caught me out, could only think Von Trapp. (6 months ago)

Alez @ #11223: Good luck with that!!!!!!!!i think that will pose a challenge. (6 months ago)

Alex @ #11314: I don't think Neta would understand a big word like "constructive". (6 months ago)

Fland3rs @ #11223: I am waiting to comment on a Pedant wall (6 months ago)

Ghengiskong @ #11300: Top quality. (6 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". (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #11322: Wrestling hold? surely near enough (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #11327: captain not allowed, but map is allowed! (6 months ago)

GoT @ #11321: Indian terms are hard (6 months ago)

Brilliant @ #11319: VG (6 months ago)

Brilliant @ #11300: Loved it (6 months ago)

toast @ #11320: Yup that was tough all right. Liked the Looby line. (6 months ago)

Jimmy @ #9981: Great grid. (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Apologies. Hadn't heard of that name and figured it was mid-spelling. D'oh! (6 months ago)

Zbj @ #11319: Nice one. Good crossovers. (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #11316: you boys are having a giraffe (6 months ago)

Ben @ #11318: 'Palindromes' should be an acceptable answer for the names that can be spelled backwards Daniel is not a unisex name when spelled that way - Danielle is the female spelling. (6 months ago)

Pol @ #11296: Good for you,toast is right, it's too easy to be critical at times. (6 months ago)

OvertheTop @ #11316: Surely this is the greatest grid of all time? (6 months ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (6 months ago)

Alex @ #11318: Cameron Diaz? (6 months ago)

toast @ #11313: You certainly won't please everyone but it was different and I enjoyed having a go. (6 months ago)

bonehead @ #11318: Like a fool I put "palindromic names" instead of the far more elegant "names that can be spelt backwards". Never met or heard of a woman called Cameron or Daniel. Poor effort. (6 months ago)

Alex @ #11318: Is daniel a unisex name?i don't think so.Danielle? (6 months ago)

Gatsby137 @ #11316: This was so fabulous I'm just going to destroy my computer right now, as nothing can ever compare. (6 months ago)

🗿⚰🏺⚔ @ #11316: This made my feet tingle it was so bleedin' great. (6 months ago)

Omg @ #11316: I ❤️ this grid. It's bleedin' fabbers! (6 months ago)

Roger3342 @ #11316: Bloody nice one mate! Right good! (6 months ago)

Et cetera @ #98: Nice grid. (6 months ago)

Fuzzy puzzy @ #11316: Great wall. (6 months ago)

Jimmy the limmy. @ #11316: This grid is brilliant. Highly recommend it. (6 months ago)

Et cetera @ #11316: Wow, amazing grid! (6 months ago)

Fidel @ #11315: Never mind. (6 months ago)

Jesus @ #11315: boooo you suck (6 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #11314: ...well, that escalated quickly. (6 months ago)

Neta @ #11315: Pffff (6 months ago)

Neta @ #11315: You guys don't know how to do it (6 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: Huehuehjehhuehueheuhehehehhe (6 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: Laaaaaaaaaaaaame (6 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: FUCKING LEARN HOW TO MAKE A REAL CONNECT WALL LIKE TRUMP! (6 months ago)

Neta @ #11314: THIS SUCKS! (6 months ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Ok thanks (6 months ago)

Pol @ #11306: I don't think there is a way to do this? (6 months ago)

Norauk @ #11306: Good to know thanks. Can I go back in to amend a spelling? (6 months ago)

toast @ #11306: Norauk. As the setter you give the initial decision on the level of difficulty but after a few votes from your grateful audience they have the final say. (6 months ago)

toast @ #11296: Train Man. You have taken a couple of hits but took them with dignity. I have seen far poorer grids lead to childish abuse. I actually enjoyed trying the first two . Also look at the star markings which reflect the general view that these are good grids. (6 months ago)

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

knife @ #11307: Good variety, makes it fun (6 months ago)

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

Rocket @ #98: Nice one (6 months ago)

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

TrainMan @ #11295: Sorry :-( (6 months ago)

TrainMan @ #11294: Sorry :-( (6 months ago)

TrainMan @ #11296: Sorry :-( (6 months ago)

GoT @ #11307: Fun grid (6 months ago)

GoT @ #11311: Very nice. PM's were very clever. (6 months ago)

Vlad @ #11306: "Wisens" ruins the whole grid. (6 months ago)

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

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (6 months ago)

Miss Slink @ #7475: Good variety of links - very nice indeed! (6 months ago)

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

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

bonehead @ #7475: a bit easy - Wellington would have been a good red herring (6 months 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. (6 months 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! (6 months 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? (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

RegularTony @ #11304: Enjoyed it! (6 months ago)

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

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

Wi @ #11279: Good grid and a fine set of explanations! (6 months ago)

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

bonehead @ #7020: more pokemon....grrr (6 months 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. (6 months ago)

Wenceslas @ #11298: Excellent - plenty of red herrings. (6 months ago)

Amanda Hugenkiss @ #11300: Didn't accept Shaw either. Rubbish (6 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11293: I have never seen this type of grid. Nice and unique. Well done (6 months ago)

Miss Takes @ #11300: Didn't accept 'tim' 'food' or 'tennis'. I don't know how you can get top marks on this grid. (6 months ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ps the ' t' thing was confusing. (6 months ago)

Alex @ #11289: Ironsides was one of Cromwells nicknames! . (6 months ago)

LVGboxhead @ #11100: It 'works' when you see the answers, but practically unsolvable in three minutes; too many TV-related possibilities. (6 months ago)

Twiglet @ #2296: 23 seconds but the dictionaries were lined up in a row across the bottom which made it easy to spot! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #98: OMG I was so close my heart started beating faster! Good grid, so near yet so far! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11033: Got Liz Taylor on fortensky, but hopeless on river .. good grid, I really enjoyed it! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #10977: Excellent .. didn't know my sixes about from devil! (6 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11297: TORRANCE (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11298: Good one. Had all the groups but couldn't separate them in time. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pat McLaughlin @ #3454: good fun and exercises the brain in a different way (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11293: Stumped me. Good one. (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11289: Very good. Apart from side. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #10981: Enjoyed! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #7284: Fair grid - the boys names got me! (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11293: Clever! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11008: Kensington clues incorrect (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11030: Tough but fun...I enjoyed it. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11026: A big aggh when I got the mercury one, clever! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11030: I dint know what Cruyff but I do now! Good grid I like it (6 months, 1 week ago)

Twiglet @ #11034: Loved it (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11289: Unfrozen,how embarrassing! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11289: I need help! brain freeze! Fist? How does it work? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11286: Isn't that the aim of the game? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Takes @ #11286: Don't use symbols AND elements in the same grid! It will confuse the players (6 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). (6 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11284: Nice one. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wi @ #11291: Had never thought of chopsticks in that way before, but.... (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ynot @ #11290: Quite fun. Almost impossible unless the somewhat obvious tennis score lets you know it's a sports grid. (6 months, 1 week ago)

FUTeach @ #11285: You put Methane in twice. Are you sure you should be teaching? (6 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. (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I see! Brownie points for honesty! (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mel @ #5633: Nice grid (6 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11283: Enjoyable if you like that particular topic, I guess. But not exactly general knowledge. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11284: Very nice - it's always good when there's variety in the links! (6 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11279: Good explanations. (6 months, 1 week ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11267: Sorry. I didn't know that (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11282: author must rethink this break is surely a mistake. Apparently write brothers do exist though (6 months, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #11282: What is a guess break, or a break break? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Got @ #11280: all countries is always hard (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11282: I sadly must agree. (6 months, 1 week ago)

fiddy @ #11282: Full of errors. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11268: You do your pedantry with aplomb! Good grid imao. (6 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11282: I'm not sure this is Wright. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11283: Poor old Wiz! Another world to me..:( (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Ah,it's back! That's good! (6 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? (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: Where has weegiemans grid gone? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11252: That was how it was written I guess. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11252: What did? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11252: It made sense to me tho! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11280: I always find these country grids hard,,nice categories in this one, but I didn't get there. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11252: Talk about completely missing the point, fiffy. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Globe @ #11278: How can "never happened" not be accepted as an answer? (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #3462: Frustration abounds, but some good ideas embedded in here! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Timo Hilhorst @ #3462: 1 star, you can't bloody say just birds. That's ridiculous you hooligan (6 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11277: good! (6 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? (6 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11275: I guess for some it could be relevant...no spoilers, (6 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

sean @ #11268: Good grid, but should probably accept slightly less specific answers for sprinters and tv series (6 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11276: Nice idea but two 7s. (6 months, 1 week ago)

sluggie @ #11248: sick dude (6 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11263: Excellent. The elephants and the jets had me guessing like mad. Very inventive (6 months, 1 week ago)

Big boy @ #11234: Some good cross overs (6 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." (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Gallacher @ #3454: A fun way of identifying various patterns in the elements (6 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11261: Agree with Mister Tom, Symphony is a bit weak, but otherwise highly inventive (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11263: Did for me! Great crossovers,had me in a spin.. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Bill Harris @ #3454: very good way to group elements (6 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #11158: Tough one, Liar indeed! (6 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #11260: Nice straightforward one , refreshingly free of obscure links, and entertaining (6 months, 1 week ago)

Liar @ #11158: Easy (6 months, 1 week 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? (6 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11253: Nice grid, fairly easy due to not many cross-category answers. I enjoyed it. (6 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11259: Nice easy grid. well thought out. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Gus @ #11251: Apologies to any octogenarian Americans. (6 months, 1 week ago)

The Puzzler @ #11259: First one I've done on the site - just like the real thing (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11228: Fine (6 months, 1 week ago)

GMS @ #11258: I am groot (6 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #10983: Hi Ken (6 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #11142: Couldn't eat a whole Timor (6 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11258: Well, this was limited. (6 months, 1 week ago)

*kaim* @ #11228: If all you want is the last word, go ahead. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Depant @ #11228: He's right you know!! (6 months, 1 week 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 (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #11258: I plant seeds, and watch them grow. Nice catch GMS (6 months, 1 week 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* (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

GoT @ #11253: pretty hard (6 months, 1 week ago)

Mojo @ #11258: !!!!! (6 months, 1 week ago)

Miss Slink @ #11250: I knew that reference would be appreciated here :) (6 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11250: Nice Macguffin ; ) (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 1 week ago)

e @ #3397: tricky but interesting (6 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Apologies,pure ignorance on my part. (6 months, 1 week 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! (6 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11252: CHiPs is written like that because that is how it was written. C(alifornia)H(ighway)P(atrol) CHP, or CHiPs. (6 months, 1 week 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11242: Nice one. Thank you. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11234: Squeezed this one out. Thank you. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11231: O! Nearly good. Thank you. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11229: Not easy for me! Thank you anyway. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #11228: I enjoyed it. Thank you. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

*kicks away imaginary mic* @ #11228: I seem to have turned you into an anti-pedant fairly easily here. (6 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! (6 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. (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11252: Good grid? Just a mistake? (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #11242: tony BENNETT* (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #11246: Thank you, Slinky fan. Nice username, by the way. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blank @ #11231: Good grid. Pedant, define the word "neto". (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: I like you,Miss Slink. (6 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? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11208: No need to feel down - you got four stars! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

GMS @ #11245: You beat me, didn't get the Andy line. Well done, very enjoyable! (6 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Martha @ #11208: No news is good news? Nice grid! (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jammo @ #11248: bangin bro (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

copacetic @ #11208: I was feeling sad I didn't get any comments, but I'll take a greeting- Hello, Bob! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11246: You're really slipping here pedant. 3/5 stars for the grid. 1/5 for the pedantry. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11248: Groovy grid,enjoyed! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jammo @ #11242: Great work this is a humdinger! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11208: Hello (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #11208: (6 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. (6 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 (6 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!!!! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11242: Good one. (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11234: Inventive, with nice clear explanations, although I thought "skin complaints" might have been accepted for the pus one (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11245: Five stars. (6 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?) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11245: Very neat grid,good Ideas and varied. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Slinky fan @ #11246: Whoa! Nice one,good and varied. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11228: I suppose people take all very seriously. (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11243: Cheeky crossovers, nice one, (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11242: Enjoyed this! Nice red herrings. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11227: Great grid! For anyone ,especially a second- time gridder! (6 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! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11229: Easy but fun. (6 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 (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: In my defence, I was just giving information I thought was accurate.no intent to cause a commotion. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: In my defence, I was just giving information I thought was accurate.no intent to cause a commotion. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11234: Love your explanations Blues! Very poetic and helpful (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11228: I believe there is! Oatmeal-based? (6 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". (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11227: Not this grid! Other that Pedant commented on.This was neat imao and I enjoyed, (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11221: Nice one (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11227: I thought saw thumb was a joke ....a deliberate mistake because of the errors in the grid? (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11234: Good grid with clear explanations. Nice one. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

DEK @ #10838: GREAT.. (6 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". (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Juan @ #11227: 2 questions: 1) Pedant, what is a saw thumb? 2) To what extent were the band "Denim" famous? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

banana @ #11216: quite hard but very good! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

CMWalker @ #98: Put Tonic sol-fa for answer given as incorrect. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

banana @ #11168: love it !! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11222: What a thought ,toast! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11222: x Lunacy. If you tried to swap Belgium with Canada we would be squashed! (6 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. (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #11226: Nice grid! Well done. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11228: Excellent (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

x @ #11222: not a unique solution - could swap Belgium with France or Canada (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11226: Excellent first try! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11228: You surpass yourself there! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Gosh McCoy too! Where will it it all end? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Oh, I forgot MacArthur. It's a bit much if you ask me, (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #11222: Can you spell? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #11223: Illiterate and geographically wrong. Very poor (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11228: This was very enjoyable,,,beat me,didn't know chalazae. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11227: That was a good one too! Nice and varied... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11226: Great grid. Enjoyed it. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11226: I did! Please do more... (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11226: Nice but! Mandela! I feel like a teacher... (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11225: I'm assuming Nth was intended. Not sure I'd describe these as words though. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11223: The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Madenda @ #11224: Pure awesomeness!!! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11221: Nice fun grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11223: Again ,nice , but Caesar, and Napoleon. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11222: Good ideas, but Zealand is the spelling and French is the language. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

fland3rs @ #11221: Good but Australasia isn't technically a continent. Australia is the continent. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

pol @ #11221: I liked this a lot,many thanks! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #4640: Nice fun grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #6692: Hard! Nice grid though (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2398: Lovely puzzle (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #3456: Very nice grid (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #6140: Lovely grid.perfect (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #2748: Nice grid. Some of the grids have become impossible, so nice to have something solvable. (6 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11216: Nice one ,thanks. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #8402: The best grids have this don't they? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #8402: Very good misdirection. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

survivor @ #11185: Agreed, nice themes and crossovers. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

survivor @ #11209: I thought the L-to-H swap was fair game. I didn't get that one during the grid stage (trying too hard to match Cleese with the other Johns, just as the setter intended), but I got that theme right away once the answers were sorted in rows. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11219: Specialized is one way of putting it. I don't enjoy these kind of grids, but I think some people will love them. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11121: Wedding group a bit feeble (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #11219: Too one-dimensional, and too specialised to be of general interest (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Chris @ #11205: Nice grid, it took me a while to spot the darts terminology. Well done. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tkhawkey @ #11209: Thanks for playing the grid all! Interesting split of opinions... but I love the Larissa suggestion! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Good idea there Mister Tom! (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11209: Very nice tho I might have gone for Larissa instead of Loney... ;) (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11209: A fine grid in my opinion. (6 months, 2 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. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11210: Murray is still playing and so could still win the French although unlikely. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11209: Loney? (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Loney, I meant! My iPad hadn't come across it either! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11209: Lonely is a new word or name to me. (6 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. (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mike @ #11209: Absolutely superb. More please! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Madenda @ #11209: Good job on the puzzle but made me feel like my brain stopped working :D (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Woof @ #11099: It was even more difficult than that (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10203: Nicely constructed grid, very impressed. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndreasP @ #9407: The metal is Aluminium (BE) or Aluminum (AE), but not Alluminium. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #8722: Very good grid - and fair. Many thanks. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndreasP @ #11204: Skynyrd is wrong, it's not a surename of a person, and there's no Leonard... (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Globe @ #10203: Family member group was very good. Dr Who group on the other hand was abysmal. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #11203: An interesting observation!,,!! Great grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11204: Lynrnd Skynyrd was a band, not a person. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Monkey Allen @ #11203: Yeah but could The Special A.K.A. run and manage a successful paper merchants? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11205: Nice one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11077: Grinch - nice to see that you are happy today (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ahab @ #11201: Ahoy! This is a riptide of a puzzle! (6 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Delilah @ #11187: "raduis"? Surely, radIUs? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11193: Good one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11194: Good one. Glad I didn't notice the carry on red herrings. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

pol @ #11192: Nobody is mad at anybody are they? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #9311: A tough one, I didn't get there but I thought it was fair. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dak 65 @ #9311: Idiot (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Violet @ #11192: Pls dont get mad at me I am15 and have no gilfriend (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Amber @ #11192: I'm not happy with this grid. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11193: Enjoyed this one. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11194: Oh, I didn't know that was a carry on film (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

GeorgieP @ #11194: And don't forget about Dick. (6 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 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #8373: I disagree ...just one l I think? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Robbed @ #8373: Lilly is generally spelled with 2 Ls. Should've been ten points in the bag there! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

:) @ #1942: Love this grid (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11191: Fun, beat me! But enjoyed the challenge.. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ellie @ #11185: Loved this one, especially the connection with Niles et al - nice! (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11192: Don't take any notice of them Tom. They are probably just a bit peeved at being called common girls. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Violet @ #11192: Poor effort. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eve @ #11192: Girls names and nouns/verbs - extremely general and weak groups. (6 months, 3 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. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11188: Nice red herring with the Lennon group. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11187: As for #11186, not much entertainment value for the normal solver. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #11186: High on difficulty, low on entertainment value. Perhaps a tad too specialised. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11184: Shinobi's correct and Mr. Bobbit would be famous for willy not Willie, but that's just a small issue. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11053: Except for the orange link (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #11041: Good wall - nearly 10 (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

bobretd @ #11189: Nice one (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

ajs @ #306: again - depressed not accepted? (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11187: Essentially two separate grids with no connection and two fructoses. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11186: If you meant bio..that was good. (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Shinobi @ #11184: Jesus Christ was generally regarded as a Jew rather than a Christian. There was no such thing as a Christian while he (allegedly) lived. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9380: Did you mean Buckingham Palace? Also, how can social website apps not be a means of communication? Think more keywords were needed there! Otherwise a fun grid, thank you. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11183: Good one. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11175: Light and enjoyable . (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11168: It works, but a bit too straightforward. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11178: Of course, proliferation should have got that - staring me in the face. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9408: So, elements for third group is incorrect?! What ignorance is that? More keywords needed. Not so good at all! (6 months, 4 weeks 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 (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Yahooee @ #11168: Nice easy grid (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11171: Some nice touches. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jerome @ #11171: I agree with all of that.. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

CarToon @ #11171: Enjoyably difficult, but 'funny smell' isn't a phrase, just a random pairing of words. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11168: Good one. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #11164: Scrambled my brain. Next time how about making the Rhodesia to travel? Very entertaining thanks. (6 months, 4 weeks 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. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11163: Indeed it was great fun. (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

fiffy @ #11163: Grrrrrrrreat! (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11157: Do you know how puzzgrid works I wonder? (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #11161: Good one! All things that I vaguely knew but couldn't quite put together. (7 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: What are the answers? (7 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (7 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (7 months ago)

pongo @ #11157: ? (7 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. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9956: I agree with Keith's comment. Otherwise a fun grid - thanks (7 months ago)

j @ #258: saint reluctant (7 months ago)

j @ #266: said meeting! (7 months ago)

Fatima @ #11145: could have been better (7 months ago)

Fatima @ #11149: Perfect (7 months ago)

Puzzled @ #11130: WHO ARE YOU? (7 months ago)

weegieman @ #11157: Too hard for me but entertaining and inventive (7 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. (7 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. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9836: Agree with Keith, carafe is spelt with a 'c' but otherwise a good grid, thank-you. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9846: So physical features in geography doesn't count for group one? Rubbish! Otherwise a good grid. (7 months ago)

Jerome @ #11157: Clever and neat,beyond me..but I enjoyed having a go. (7 months ago)

Blues @ #11141: They've already won Toast. (7 months ago)

mario @ #11157: nice one (7 months ago)

chris @ #11137: nice simple grid (7 months ago)

Blank @ #11135: Excellent pedantry there pedant, you're on top form. (7 months ago)

Wiz @ #11141: Nearly half of the country feels the same! Hello toast! (7 months ago)

Jerome @ #11155: There you go again! (7 months ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Maybe.... (7 months ago)

AlanP @ #11154: I think you're better on the one show. (7 months ago)

Jerome @ #11154: Not easy in my opinion,good knowledge! (7 months ago)

toast @ #11064: Come back Wiz. Don't let the idiots win. (7 months ago)

toast @ #11141: It is too specialised to be of general interest but I like the French connection. Sorry about Brexit. (7 months ago)

Pol @ #11141: Not fair...It's a nice grid. (7 months ago)

Pol @ #11124: Extreme,but I tend to agree... (7 months ago)

derry @ #11124: Utter crap. Self serving and of little interest. This is supposed to be fun!! Arse. (7 months ago)

derry @ #11132: Strawberry Darryl???? Got me there. (7 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. (7 months ago)

PuzzBrit @ #11140: Sorry (7 months ago)

Pbnj @ #280: Lovely (7 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). (7 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11137: Good one. (7 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11139: Good one. (7 months ago)

Papyrus @ #11135: That was ace... managed it with 8 seconds left!! (7 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11140: There's no such character as Doctor Who, that is the program. (7 months ago)

Alan @ #10972: Neither could I (7 months ago)

Lana @ #10972: Couldn't agree more Ken! (7 months ago)

Bizet @ #11141: A new level of boring. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9951: Good one - though the final group could have been words within words - SPINdle, PINe, liME, bOX. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9950: Tough one! (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9949: Shame that 'fixings' didn't count. Otherwise a good grid, thanks. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10003: Spotted the groups but had great difficulty sorting out the terriers! Great grid - thank you. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10000: Tricky but fair grid - had me beat! (7 months ago)

Blankety @ #11140: Wouldn't accept dr who (7 months ago)

Hb39 @ #11112: This is bad! (7 months ago)

Blank @ #11140: Not bad, but "Bugs" only works as a red herring because it doesn't include the apostrophe it should have. (7 months ago)

toast @ #11135: Nice idea. (7 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. (7 months ago)

Hb39 @ #4147: Offend should be correct too (7 months ago)

Hb39 @ #10899: How is iron the most common element? (7 months ago)

Rosie @ #1650: Wide knowledge,boxers too!!! (7 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. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10268: Never heard of a butterfly chair! Too specific to be any fun for me. A clever grid though. (7 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. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10262: Think seats of government in U.K. should have been accepted. A tough but fair grid - thanks. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10266: I found this challenging. Loved the poets! (7 months ago)

NG @ #10265: Subway is not a type of sandwich. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10267: Good fun. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #10265: Liked the homophones! (7 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 (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9233: Good grid. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9227: Tricky! (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9219: Great grid, couldn't see the silk link at all! Well done. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9214: Super grid. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9235: Good grid. Thanks. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9237: A bit silly, but perfect for a Friday evening! (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9239: Shame that jewels wasn't accepted for first set of words. Otherwise a great grid - thanks. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9270: Good grid. There was at least one red herring in the 'pool' section - Liver! (7 months ago)

Lana @ #10957: Rachel - no (7 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (7 months ago)

MrsDespard @ #583: Lovely grid (7 months ago)

Lana @ #10946: Hello Ken (7 months ago)

Hb39 @ #11060: Excellent! (7 months ago)

AlanP @ #11137: Good effort. (7 months ago)

MethodMan @ #5: Soon as I saw he groups the connections were obvious, 4/10. (7 months ago)

Zed @ #7529: Mammals should be acceptable (7 months ago)

rosie @ #11134: Ah that must be it.. (7 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #11134: Called Dave Bodger possibly? (7 months ago)

big debs @ #492: so guessing man apparently is wrong as in house (7 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #11137: "Colour" is an incorrect answer for Colours apparently, and "Rank" is an incorrect answer for Army ranks. good grid though! (7 months ago)

Jerome @ #11137: Very neat and nice. (7 months ago)

ennjay @ #11135: Enjoyed the concept of this grid. (7 months ago)

Timmy @ #11131: Why,Hater? (7 months ago)

weegieman @ #11135: Minor quibble: it's "unequivocal", not that that affects the quality of the grid (7 months ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Omg! What's wrong with me?Bodger!! (7 months ago)

Timmy @ #11128: Bolger,sorry! (7 months ago)

Timmy @ #11128: But the puppeteer was Simon Bodgers, not Dave. (7 months ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11128: Bodger was the puppeteer in the classic 90s kids tv show 'Bodger and Badger'. 'Badger' was a badger with some weird wet and messy fetish for mashed-potatoes. (7 months ago)

weegieman @ #42: Difficult but well thought out (7 months ago)

Wenceslas @ #11131: Good - liked the archers. (7 months ago)

Jerome @ #11128: He is Alice Bodgers husband. (7 months ago)

Simon Bodger @ #11128: I'd also like to know who Dave Bodger is. (7 months 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. (7 months ago)

weegieman @ #11132: The first group are also just football clubs, regardless of whether or nor their names contain parts of the body (7 months ago)

Hater @ #11131: Only solvable for Brexiters (7 months ago)

Timmy @ #11127: Oh dear. (7 months ago)

Lappino69 @ #11126: Piss off. (7 months ago)

Lappino69 @ #11127: Kill Yourself. (7 months ago)

Pol @ #11132: Clever one! (7 months ago)

zed @ #11101: genre should be accepted fantasy crime romance thriller (7 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11130: Good one. Thanks. (7 months ago)

ZBJ @ #11131: Good one. I mistook the literary group for Rentaghost characters though! (7 months ago)

toast @ #11111: Really tough. (7 months ago)

Blank @ #11128: So who is Dave Bodger then? (7 months ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11128: Dave Bodger was actually one of the only clues that really made sense to me. And 'From Leicester'... really? (7 months 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. (7 months 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'... (7 months ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11117: A touch simple... also, didn't accept 'counties' as an answer. (7 months ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11116: I second what Bowie said... (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9266: Clever! (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9267: Tricky! (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9268: Tricky! (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9268: (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9269: Tough grid. (7 months ago)

Wenceslas @ #11112: I liked this one - very hard, but interesting. (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9272: Good red herrings in this grid. (7 months ago)

Ethan @ #11126: 10/10 nice one, easier categories Harry? (7 months ago)

Sally @ #9271: Quite tricky - didn't see the Bets! (7 months ago)

Ethan @ #11127: 7/10 nice one Michael? (7 months 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? (7 months ago)

Globe @ #11123: "All start with lower case letters" should be an alternative answer accepted for the -ship group. (7 months ago)

Globe @ #11113: Couldn't agree more with pedant's comment. (7 months ago)

weegieman @ #37: Excellent, very inventive. Far too difficult for me, but enjoyable once I knew the answers. (7 months ago)

GenghisKong @ #11125: Didn't get the PMs. Like the Billy Joel reference. Good grid! (7 months ago)

Pol @ #11125: But surely that's the point? (7 months ago)

fiffy @ #11125: Cameron, not Cameroon. (7 months ago)

Timmy @ #11117: Maybe some crossovers? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #11116: A review of the accepted answers might be in order. Good effort though, thank you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #11112: no (7 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9708: good (7 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #9732: nice (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11113: mini is not a car manufacturer (7 months, 1 week ago)

Rav @ #11111: Nice red herring with Pitt the Younger for the Pizza Hut connection. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #10909: Hello Lana (7 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11111: You can't know it all. (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9265: Prefixes was rather a 'woolly ' set of words, otherwise a good grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11111: Good knowledge (7 months, 1 week ago)

Zingy and Titch @ #11111: Always good! (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11108: Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11108: Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

fiffy @ #11109: Good grid! (7 months, 1 week ago)

- @ #11106: car smash? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11109: 'Beards' was wrong (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ouyuegu @ #11108: Breezy and enjoyable, thank you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11108: Very good. (7 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #11109: Good one. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #11109: Put "airports named after them" but gave as incorrect! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Victor @ #11109: I think the Rowling group is a bit of a minefield? When you look more closely.... (7 months, 1 week ago)

😡 @ #11102: No! Just no! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Beatrix Cuttlefish Von Whistling-Crack @ #11108: Very pleasant! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Manu @ #11106: I've never seen them do that on Only Connect. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11106: That's an awful lot of grids to write off.Manu! (7 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. (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11108: Excellent grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11103: newpuzz, I think the Red Baron was shot down deliberately and so it wasn't an air accident. (7 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11103: It works for me. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #11108: Yay!!! First grid in ages and I got it! Thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11107: Nice ideas... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome @ #11106: And how! Thankyou! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Browny @ #10432: Straightforward connections but loads of red herrings and crossovers. Nice one. (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11106: Boom! Wisty's back! (7 months, 1 week ago)

E.L.Wisty @ #11103: I liked it. "related" covers a lot, but justified. Very good gridding! (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11103: Not too hard to answer for older Gridders, but a good mind workout. Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Heather @ #11103: This was a tricky one to attempt ,but thought provoking and entertaining. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11095: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11101: Cheers Rhubarb, I fancy a slice of the tart now :-) (7 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? (7 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... (7 months, 1 week ago)

fiffaff @ #11103: Kennedy was bullet related death, not car. (7 months, 1 week ago)

TrevorM @ #11075: (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Are you mad @ #10883: Yes (7 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". (7 months, 1 week ago)

蝙蝠 @ #11102: Get out. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Tabby @ #11101: "Types of television program" and "category of fictional novels" are way too similar and general. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Felix @ #11100: Too many possible connections. Terrible grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Purr @ #11099: Absurdly difficult (7 months, 1 week ago)

GavinJ @ #11095: Got completely distracted by the red herring! (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9348: Agree with Scoobydont! (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Why not indeed? Good for you... (7 months, 1 week ago)

欧悦古 @ #11097: Why not? Got flags, so... (7 months, 1 week ago)

Fergus @ #11097: Is this a new development for puzzgrid? (7 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! (7 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'. (7 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! (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Fun e @ #11095: I bet you did (7 months, 1 week ago)

Zbj @ #11094: Good one. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sloppy Willis @ #11095: Complete shite! I liked the cock part. (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11090: lol at AlanP. :) (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11090: nice easy grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11093: nice grid (7 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #11095: great grid. well done (7 months, 1 week ago)

Jerome. @ #11097: Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #11093: Enjoyable grid with decent variety. (7 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11094: Good crossovers, cheers! (7 months, 1 week ago)

bobretd @ #11093: nice gentle grid! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9688: A great grid, thank-you (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9336: (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9336: One group very hard, but a fair grid. Thanks. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9337: First two groups were pretty nefarious! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9338: Truly fiendish! (7 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9529: Lovely to score 10/10 thank-you 😀 (7 months, 1 week ago)

GavinJ @ #11083: Fun (and I got the Whatta reference) (7 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11090: Top Notch. Must look up rubber Johnny (sounds rude). (7 months, 1 week ago)

betty @ #11083: Poor;contrived. Whatta???? Not a word. (7 months, 1 week ago)

The Cat @ #11085: Seen both element categories done before. Plus two of them in the same grid is weak. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9678: Lovely grid. The 'rock' section got me! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9676: I agree with Keith as I didn't get the clothes shops connection either! I enjoyed the grid though - thanks. (7 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #9677: Good effort. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9677: A lovely grid, thank-you. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9700: Thank you for a good wall, I enjoyed playing it. (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #11085: excellent. Didn't get arch (7 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11085: Me neither! Nice one! (7 months, 1 week ago)

AlanP @ #11067: Annoyed scientists not accepted, but very good nonetheless. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ragamuffin @ #11069: oh you're right! Good one. Thanks for the feedback :) (7 months, 1 week ago)

TrevorM @ #11085: Very nice, embarrassed that I didn't get the royal group (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ruth @ #11067: I'm lost! (7 months, 1 week ago)

SpaggBol @ #11072: Nice although solutions/answers could be a little more descriptive (7 months, 1 week ago)

Pol @ #11064: Thank goodness! (7 months, 1 week ago)

puzzGrid @ #11064: Fake Wiz comments removed - apologies for the inconvenience (7 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #11069: Good grid but things that are written can also be things that are read (7 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #9771: nice (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9327: The 'et's' got me! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9322: So music groups didn't count? Think that was harsh! Otherwise a reasonable grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Selma @ #11060: Good mix of facts and red herrings (7 months, 1 week ago)

Roy @ #9747: Blue Orchid - unnecessarily obscure. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9745: Tough grid! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9747: Footballers were my downfall this time! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mogster @ #11077: Too particular for me. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Pam @ #10848: No (7 months, 1 week ago)

Sally @ #9749: Tough! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Roy @ #10842: Roy who? (7 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #11077: Good grid...beat me,not my area of expertise. (7 months, 1 week ago)

The Grinch @ #11077: Brilliant! My kind of grid. (7 months, 1 week ago)

qqq @ #3798: Could swap Gloucester and York and still have a valid grid with same answers. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ron @ #11078: Being included in one of these grids is the most publicity the Caccioppoli Prize has probably ever had. (7 months, 1 week ago)

GenghisKong @ #11078: Nice one. And I learned the word Quadrennial and what the caccioppoli prize is! (7 months, 1 week ago)

Les @ #11067: I got none (7 months, 1 week ago)

RowG @ #10961: Retail outlets are the same as trading places (7 months, 1 week 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. (7 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #11078: Nice grid, thanks (7 months, 1 week ago)

Mewmew @ #11078: Caccioppoli Prize, well of course. That well known prize! (7 months, 1 week 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 (7 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! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10096: Tough! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10097: Great grid, the Johnsons 'got' me, but I did get the link! Many thanks. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11070: Good one. Got the groups quite quickly but took a little while to sort out. Thanks. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11074: Good one. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11075: Good idea but as mentioned, easy to guess without knowing the connections. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9748: Homophones got me! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9759: Good grid - thanks. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11075: Interesting one, but very guessable because of its nature. (7 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* (7 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! (7 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... (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks,I'm done with this but Thankyou.best wishes. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZWiz @ #11064: Goodbye folks I am leaving puzzzgrid,can't hack it anymore .have fun (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: That wasn't me either! It was Fake Wiz? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11072: Not too difficult, couldn't see any red herrings, but quite enjoyable nonetheless (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yurissima @ #182: Yura does it for me. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gabriel Goncalves @ #11068: A good grid for learning about photosynthesis (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #10393: No. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10393: Funny! Are you the real Mixu Paatelainen...? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10395: Ace as usual! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11065: good variety and red herrings (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10396: I enjoyed this grid, thank-you. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11065: Nice one, diverted me onto Wizard of Oz. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #11065: Nice ideas, although Harlequin doesn't quite work as a red herring (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10909: Found this really difficulty. Only got one set.not a board games player. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10968: This is a lovely grid. Very enjoyable. Takes a bit of unscrambling but is solvable. (7 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 (7 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! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11052: Very very very very very hard. South American capitals. Dear me. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10691: I did enjoy this grid. Didn't get the word ending set. I never do! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10772: Didn't get the color set. Very impressive that set. Good grid (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #10928: Yes, this is a nice grid. Good word ending set. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11061: Chemistry is not my strong point. Would never get those sort. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #11062: Very hard. Got nowhere. Tolkien not accepted as answer either. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #184: Good fun puzzle. Monopoly is a classic! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tony @ #11055: Nice grid, but it had me beaten (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11055: Struggled with this one! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Poly @ #10823: Poor Poly (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11052: Excellent and with good explanations. (7 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...) (7 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 ;-) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Poor Mr Grinch.just a saddo.Dont pretend to be someone else? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

readyg @ #11061: not accept copies (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz monitor @ #11064: Grinch.are you messing with this site? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: It was a good and entertaining grid! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11064: Thank you all for your considered and constructive feedback (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11064: I didn't comment on this...someone!...pretending to be me! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10072: I agree with bonehead on this one - otherwise a nice grid, thank-you. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10078: I enjoyed this grid, it's nice to get full marks sometimes 😀 (7 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 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11062: Clever! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11062: Nice misdirections. Enjoyed it. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11061: Good one. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toothsome @ #11063: Obviously. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Miss Young @ #11063: Miss Young is awesome (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11061: Excellent. (7 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11061: Great, really enjoyed! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Now, don't get upset..it's just a game. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: Well if he knows you I'm sure he's very familiar with the latter ;) (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11058: Irony or idiocy? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11058: I see Pol is not familiar with irony. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11058: What was that about quality of grids ? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Well the whole grid took about 30 seconds of thought and I believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so I thank you for copying me and wanting to be like me - it's very kind of you :) xxx (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11056: So dull and easy - you need to learn what a red herring is! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11054: Catso, if that is the best reply you can muster, I very much doubt you are witty at all. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9875: I think mist is ok. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11056: Nice one. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11054: Ohhh, I'm sooo witty! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Catso @ #11056: Loved it! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pol @ #11035: So you have created better? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: That's a regatta I think? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11051: Indeed? Charles? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peddant @ #11051: What's a head of charle?? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11053: Nice and easy. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11050: I think the early line is a bit weak. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #9736: Just scraped home, good grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9747: Colours rather than blue would have fitted. Otherwise a good grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #9736: Great list - I need to brush up on the differences between towns and Cities! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Heretic @ #7580: For the backwards footballers, "backwards footballers" was accepted, as they are footballers spelled backwards. For hello in other languages, "hello in other languages" was accepted, as that is what they are... If you put what the link is instead of one word answers, you'll do much better people.... (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11050: For some reason I can't relate to this.at all! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana @ #10799: (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #4416: English artists not acceptable. I suppose "artists" means pop singers now. Good grid, variety plus red herrings (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9416: weird, as the answer says "beauty/beautiful", but still beauty not accepted. Doesn't anyone correct these things? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9417: and it didn't give ....dom either (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11009: Good grid and agree that saints was by default for me too (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #11046: ridiculous (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11046: Don't understand, I think it's a bit obscure. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

TrevorM @ #11036: @pedant: Oops! Nice catch. That's what I get for trying to be too clever with my red herrings. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sockl3ss @ #11046: I like veri much (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11044: Crap, ez game (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #11039: Good Grid no matter what the critics say. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zazzellez @ #11043: Piece of shit. kys. you liddle bitch (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

ajs @ #92: poor - won't accept broadcasters, usa crime, sporting bodies (7 months, 2 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. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11039: Imaginative. (7 months, 2 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! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #11039: ANON; THERE WAS A IRISH COMEDIAN NAMED JIMMY CRICKET. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Grinch @ #11039: Absolute fucking shite, what a complete waste of time! Loser! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #11039: *Jiminy* Cricket? (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

S @ #8497: Ounce, Gram, Stone & Pound ARE all units of weight = 10 out of 10 correct (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10566: I found this very tricky, only knew one group! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10569: Good, but a bit 'same-y' thanks all the same this one made me think! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10570: Good grid - thanks (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #11030: nice easy grid, well constructed. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11036: Enjoyable varied accessible grid. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #11026: Good grid. Had to look up Ronnie and Mascara to understand the solution! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10063: Great grid, thank-you. Didn't spot the Muppet link! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10064: Good grid, thanks. (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10065: Good grid, agree with others about the two caramels! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggle @ #11014: Gosh...not for me! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Neal @ #4155: Left me kicking myself - as all good puzzles should do! (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Neal @ #6692: Good balance, liked the red herrings (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lew @ #11014: EASYYYYYYYYYYY PEASSSYYYYY (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Name @ #2621: Well played Alice. We lost severely! And for the first time! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Name @ #3712: Loved the units. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wenceslas @ #11032: Liked this one - well done! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11032: Great quality grid. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #11033: I enjoyed this grid, thank you. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Papyrus @ #10999: Very good grid!! Clever misdirection... (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Super grid! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10616: Agree with Omegaman about the 'drop' category. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #5739: They were German WW2 vessels with large calibre guns for their size. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11030: A lot harder than I was expecting. Nice work. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

BigG @ #5739: Pocket Battleship? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #4657: Not bad. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jessica @ #10853: James Hetfield is from Metallica not David Hetfield. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11014: Gone...why? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4657: enjoy (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4665: omg i said chair ... and ship (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #4688: ok (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1043: good (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1049: not so much (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1052: hm (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1081: thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jakey @ #11014: Sooo hard (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11032: Indeed it is. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #11026: Thanks, enjoyed that a lot. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11032: Clever stuff. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11032: Good one. (7 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 :) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11030: Excellent. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #11031: good adelaide one!! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11026: Excellent! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11030: Good one. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11029: Good one! Stutter Rap brings back memories! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10601: Some pretty specific knowledge required. A good grid, if you have such knowledge. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10606: Super grid - the faces got me! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10621: Great grid! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10623: Tough but fair. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10624: Great grid - thank you. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10607: Great grid - the chesters got me! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #11018: Why has this grid gone? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10995: Nice one. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10995: Clever! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul T @ #10989: Definitely Silly is the answer. Good spot Tbone (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paul T @ #11008: Kennington Oval, not Kensigton! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ennjay @ #11018: Very educational!!! I actually went and looked up some of these to learn more about them! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

max martindale @ #11018: this is the greatest game ever keep up the good work (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10692: Very specific knowledge required for this one! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #573: Cracker. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #236: Good stuff. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10627: Each to her own,Sally? (7 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? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #48: thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #2661: 10/10 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #1396: 10/10 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #186: thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #98: 10/10 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #184: kids movies (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #10996: thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #11009: Same here. Managed to get it with a couple of punts. Good one. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10632: Tricky. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10633: Forgot Harry E was in MBB. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Annie @ #11009: Good grid, didn't know about the patron saints, got that one by default! (7 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10626: Very tenuous links. Got the political capitals. (7 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.? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10632: A good grid, but VERY specific knowledge required. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10653: Fiendish but fair. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10761: At last, one I can do, thankyou (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #10995: spelt itchycoo park (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10756: Top notch. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #11009: Excellent grid. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #11008: Nice try but I am pretty sure it is Kennington Oval not Kensington. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #10996: Liked the Miller line. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

jo @ #10838: good, but counting "colors" as incorrect for "colours" is hard on an American - (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #10756: Quality (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10998: Clever,complex! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #203: The fruit is an Ugli not an Ugly (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #147: BC is not a Latin abbreviation - it is English Before Christ. AD is Latin (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10981: Search it if you don't know what a sawhorse is (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #8803: Great grid. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10968: Cracker. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10682: Weak. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10989: Poor effort. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10680: Tricky. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10680: This grid was fun, thanks. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #56: Nice wall. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10681: The 'boards' got me! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10682: A fun grid - thank you. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

lurker22 @ #10968: Enjoyed this. Charlton Heston's first role as far as wikipedia knows 1941 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #10995: fair (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10981: Thanks, enjoyed that grid :-) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: But! It was a great idea for a grid! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: I do know that the spanish national anthem ,Marcha Real.has no official lyrics. I guess that's the kind of detail we need? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10991: Really good ideas and good grid. Would have liked to have seen more explanation in the answers for those I wasn't sure of eg, how the Marcha Real is related to no words and how William Joyce fits in to that group. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10991: Explanations not full enough for me, (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #10989: Think they meant silly not point. Never heard of point point (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Moaner @ #10981: Saw horse ? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Moaner @ #10989: Point ????? Rubbish. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

PuzzBrit @ #10984: This is a well thought out grid. Good one! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pol @ #9267: You just gave a clue! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #9267: irregular verbs? Who is going to get that? (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #5633: Clever. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #179: Cracker. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Spots le @ #10957: Salamander..It looks like a lizard but it isn't. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10917: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10918: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10927: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10928: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10940: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10946: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10950: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10957: Chinese New Year would be a more accurate connecting answer for one of the groups (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10968: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10967: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10972: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10973: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10974: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10977: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10981: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10983: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ken Probin @ #10984: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #10983: Excellent grid. (7 months, 3 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10761: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10755: I've learnt something from this grid - new elements. A great grid. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10752: I enjoyed this one as I got full marks😀 (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10771: (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10773: Very tricky, but quite fair ( as long as you have an interest in darts!). (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10787: Very good grid, lots of red herrings here. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10772: Very challenging, but a fair grid. Well done to the compiler. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10981: Nice one. "Saw" tricked me but got there in the end. (7 months, 3 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. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #7062: Excellent! (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #357: Nice easy one. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10792: Very good, but not aware of Orchid (not the only one by the look of it ;-) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10798: Nice grid, but now I'm hungry ;-) (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10977: Nice one, thanks (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

GenghisKong @ #10977: Thanks Alcorsa. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

readyg @ #10977: nice one (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #10973: The composite words are all also brand names.. (7 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #10977: Excellent. Good grid. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

AlanP @ #8387: Naughty but nice. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jane @ #8387: Love it. I laughed when I figured it out. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10761: Shame that 'slang' terms for excellent not accepted. Otherwise a great grid. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10764: Clever grid 👍 (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10769: Tricky! (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10771: Tricky! (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10805: The animals 'foxed' me! (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10809: Great fun! (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #10959: Like it, thanks (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10810: Great grid. (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Badger @ #10973: Very nice (7 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sally @ #10838: Enjoyed this grid xx (7 months, 4 weeks ago)