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kittymcg @ #15732: Cube isn't one of the options (21 minutes ago)

Drift @ #583: (2 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Andy P @ #15736: Easy but a fun concept and a bit different toost grids. Cheers. (4 hours, 1 minute ago)

Vixen @ #15736: Very good, thanks. (5 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Caz231231 @ #15729: Got them all except the Goose group. (8 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Joe @ #15731: Easy but good (20 hours, 48 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #15703: Rule 1: if you're sure X has to be in group Y.... it probably isn't 😁 (22 hours, 15 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #15730: I scored rather poorly here, though it is a good grid. I'm probably too old to know about the challenges connection, though I'm going online now to take a look. I'll keep you posted. Thanks. (23 hours, 58 minutes ago)

Matt @ #15687: Michael Scarn - wow I didn't know that, thank you (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Eddy tiger @ #15729: Got all the categories but I couldn't separate the Holmes stories because I only knew two of them from memory. 6/10. Did enjoy. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Brandon @ #15717: Terrific. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15721: Liquid not an acceptable answer? (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15722: Ouch that was tough and frustrating. Scored 0/10 on the wall itself but then got 3 of the connections. Think I chose every plausible combination of the Neville group without actually getting the right one. Cheers (1 day, 6 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15710: Dont think theres any way round the f thing ( i dont normally bother filling in the connections anyway 😲) Very nice... tho rack and joint felt like a missed opportunity to get a meat group in (1 day, 9 hours ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15710: Lebamski: thanks for the feedback on this. I created a couple of them that were maybe a little too hard and didn't really have any obvious 'way in,' so maybe this leans a little too much in the opposite direction here. Was kind of trying to deliberately create an instant 'gimme' before the harder stuff kicked in. Thanks for your feedback and praise! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15695: Yeah, this one was way too hard. Was figuring a few things out. Thanks for playing, all the same! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15707: A 'score' is listed as a unit of time here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_time#List V-Wing is commonly used in the Star Wars universe. V-Chip is a common device that was part of a lot of 1990s US television censorship debates. That said: I totally accept the critiques here, and some of this was probably a little too obscure. Thanks for playing, all the same! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

David @ #74: What happened in this review section? (2 days, 1 hour ago)

FirstGofer @ #15718: It is frustrating that there's no edit function... however, we all make mistakes! (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Andy P @ #15719: Good grid. Scored 7/10 after not being able to identify the Battle connection. Cheers (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Jon @ #14435: Good. Deducting points for Tyger not on though (2 days, 1 hour ago)

emerytemate @ #15720: Good job. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Paul Martin @ #15720: Armchair Arsenal fan got the first three but couldn't get the link for the highest transfers. I enjoyed it! (2 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15716: I did a grid based on oft-repeated themes a while back. Didn't get very highly rated! ;-) (2 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15719: Tough! Saw some of the connections but took me forever to get the right groups. Good grid. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

bluetruck @ #15718: Another nudge here for 'fruit' rather than just apple, pears and tomatoes are others that would qualify off the top of me head. Feel slightly swindled by 'energy' not being accepted for the thermal group as well, but that might just be sour grapes (ah, there's another one) (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15716: It's okay, there are so many good ideas for grids that we're all bound to repeat each other at times. Monopoly counters comes up about once or twice a week for instance. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

ThePaSch @ #15718: Ah, darn. Very good point. Was tunnel-visioning a little bit there. I'd change it if I could... Glad you liked it. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15716: Sorry Andy... didn't mean to plagiarise! They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!. Thanks everyone for your feedback :-) (2 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15718: Bit miffed it didn't accept fruit... think pears? Otherwise, good grid. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15716: Nice one. I've done the Pi connection before myself but it was very frustrating here because I think I tried every possible combination apart from the correct one. Scored 5/10 but deserved higher haha. Cheers. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15711: Haha. Good. :-) (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Mrs Davis @ #14241: You're a dumb cunt Peter (2 days, 3 hours ago)

bluetruck @ #15702: More specific than the lyrics to a 20-year old Shania Twain song? Blimey (2 days, 3 hours ago)

ThePaSch @ #15703: Really fun grid! Some good red herrings in there. Got 7/10 - no idea those were band names! Needless to say, that group got completed by the lack of alternatives after I solved the other three. The ABC in there really threw me off. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15716: Lovely. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Chris @ #15716: best grid i've done in ages (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15693: The "They all rhyme" is not a good grouping. (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15698: Cheers mate :-) (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15698: Fantastic grid. You definitely are a keen watcher of Only Connect. Very specific. Love it. (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15710: 10/10 Bloody legend. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15711: Logic gates were bloody tricky. Took me right back to high school computing. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15716: Rate got me good. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15709: Seven (at least) possibilities for film titles made this too tough to untangle. The "Back" connection is also one I doubt many people at all will manage to get. Not an enjoyable grid, sorry. (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Nicola @ #15699: (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15716: Superb. Didn't spot the "Pi" group connection but I love it! (2 days, 6 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15711: And here I found the Not line the easiest part! Tyne due to process of elimination. Nice one. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Caz231231 @ #15716: Clever grid, well done. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15702: I think the "Fin" connection is a little too specific to be solvable, but other than that I enjoyed this grid. A nice mix. Thanks! (2 days, 8 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15710: A couple of pointers: the "the" group sticks out as the clues all looks similar - including the red herring "die" in this group would have made that less of an issue. Also, as you've presumably put "f" as an acceptable answer for the relevant group, any word beginning with "f" will be accepted as correct (I happened to guess an incorrect word beginning with "f" and got the point). I don't know if there's any way round that, however - it might just be a flaw in the system. Overall I really enjoyed this one. Challenging and generally well put together. Thanks! (2 days, 8 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15698: Great grid. Spotting the connections is quite straightforward, but there's plenty of challenge when sorting them out. Nice use of specificity for the point in one connection. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (2 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15706: I'm ecstatic I don't know lyrics by Black Lace (2 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15711: Good grid - very challenging due to the Not line. Enjoyed (2 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15710: 7/10... I've never done that to an Easter Egg tho ;-) (2 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15708: Sometimes I can't get groups on a grid but don't mind because when it resolves it makes sense. The Kid group is so vague, and the others not much better. Never heard of weed or fish in this context. I'd be surprised if anyone solves this one. (2 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15707: Personally never heard of wing or chip in this context. And, as others have said, score is not a unit of time... in a numerical context, it means 20, or 'scores of' means lots. (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Brandon @ #6692: QWERTY was, for some reason, so bloody difficult. (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15710: Very clever. Scored 4/10 but it should have probably been higher. Cheers. (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15710: Yeah I enjoy. 6/10. (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Joe @ #15707: V-Wing and V-Ship are not common. Score is not a unit of time. (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Joe @ #15709: ButterWeed and ButterFish??? Those are made up word. Worst grid ever (2 days, 19 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15707: I don't think "score" fits its group; it's a quantity that could be applied to such a unit, but you could just as easily have a score of pencils. (2 days, 21 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15706: Seems really niche to me. (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15698: Ha, first one of yours I've smashed Andy. Within the minute. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15703: @Thinks Twice... you fell for my evil ruse!!! hahaha! I used ELP in its other context this week. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15703: A nice gradation of difficulties, so that you can use PBS as an "in" and follow up with the one you know next best. Much more manageable than I feared at first glance. (3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15702: Very hard, but I laughed out loud at "Elvis" after I saw the answer. (3 days ago)

numpty @ #14125: a bee stings (3 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15654: Not hard but lots of fun. (3 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15703: Good one. I was *so sure* that ELP *must* be in the OMD group that I only got 1 group + 4 after. :-) (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Archie Peligo @ #15702: Sorry, I found this too tricky. (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Archie Peligo @ #15703: Good grid, well put together. (3 days, 2 hours ago)

bonehead @ #15703: Like the idea, and although I missed two groups I got them all when it had been resolved. RBH not exactly a household name in presidents (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Brandon @ #5633: This is legitimately brilliant. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15703: That was a fun concept. I think I did the same sort of thing myself a few months ago. I scored 7/10 here although probably a moral 10 as the required terms for the ABC group were not very generous. Cheers though :-) (3 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15693: Yeah, a fun easy-ish group, let down by the Dip group and the unintentional clues because of capitalization. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15691: Citation needed on "Green," I think. Otherwise a very fun grid! (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15701: That was brutal. Worked really hard for 3/10. The Kumars line was genius, though. Well played. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15702: Nice mix of content and not as difficult as some other grids right now, although I thought the Fin line was brutal. Scored 6/10. The Elvis line was inspired and brought a smile to my face. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15683: This time I think you judged the clue difficulties just right. There were a handful I had no chance of knowing, but could make educated guesses once I saw the groups. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Joe @ #15695: Spanish verb!!! Really??? (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Joe @ #15700: Rubbish (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Michael Scarn @ #15687: Just a minor quibble: Scranton isn't fictional. Good grid though. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15700: Just a couple of suggestions-I’ve definitely benefitted from input given by others here. Crossovers are good but a unique solution is essential. Imagine you’re looking at the grid for the first time - can you see a potential group? Not many popular grids use before and after links in the same group. After all, there are only 3 mins. Appreciate the challenge tho :-). (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15698: :). Touche' (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Kirstie @ #15681: Clearly not a PuzzGrid pro like me Abi (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15698: Whichever one was German. (3 days, 6 hours ago)

chris @ #15683: just the right level of difficulty. Like the reference to ELP ! (3 days, 7 hours ago)

jefco @ #15700: I thought including crossovers was part of the exercise. Its my first two attempts at creating grids ever today, so maybe i misunderstand a finer point. I didn't think the before/after thing was that much of a stretch to be honest. (3 days, 7 hours ago)

abbie and millie @ #15698: (3 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15700: Sorry, this one just didn't work for me. For me at least, it was impossible to get groups with a before/after solution. Try sticking to just one way round. Also, there is no unique solution as onion and card can be switched. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15698: Richard or Johann? Because one was Austrian.....??? (3 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15698: Oooh, such a stickler! 7/10 but I admire your pedantry ;-) (3 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15695: Found this one really difficult - failed to find an initial 'way in'. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Vixen @ #15691: Very nice! (3 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15693: Had potential. Try to be consistent with use of capitals :-) (3 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15690: I saw two of the connections immediately, but there were 15 permutations of the Magic group. My lack of youth culture knowledge didn't help either! (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15693: I like the 3 letter idea. The groups have all been seen here before and so were quite easy to spot. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15696: Confusing, as you have capitalised the second letters of some of the words, which stopped me from adding to the beginning of them. Also I'm not sure first names are a valid answer. Interesting idea, but didn't really work for me (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15696: An interesting one - I somehow squeaked a 10 but more by luck than by judgment. Cheers. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

DH @ #15686: Yep Lenin died natural causes (stroke), Trotsky "...got an icepick that made his ears burn" (3 days, 13 hours ago)

DH @ #15683: top grid (3 days, 13 hours ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15681: 7/10 - Same as Andy and Only - I was stuck in the muck. Good fun grid. (3 days, 18 hours ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15693: "They all start with a capital letter" seemed like a reasonable way to get the Lip group. Fun, but a little confusing. (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Phil @ #15683: really good one (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Phil @ #15693: They are also homophones Sea, See/eye high/bee be?pea pee (3 days, 20 hours ago)

chris @ #15693: they all rhyme? you just let yourself down with that one. other than that you were on for a decent grid (3 days, 20 hours ago)

bonehead @ #15693: Good, but "ends in ip" should surely have been allowed (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15683: Well I got it so can't complain6too much (3 days, 23 hours ago)

FirstGopher @ #15688: Hahaha! Keep ‘em coming Mr T... determined to get 10 on one of these (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15686: Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Aetees @ #15686: In retrospect I think I was confusing Lenin with Trotsky. Bit of a blunder there, sorry folks. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Only Me @ #15681: 8/10. I failed to see through the Muck. But it's a good connection. Thanks. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Only Me @ #15686: Yes I liked the 'Under' connection also. (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Ariadne @ #15671: Excellent grid. But then I’d say that cis I got 10/10! Lovely, thanks (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15686: Lenin Survived assassination attempts but I don't think died from one (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Brandon @ #15689: One of the best quizes on here. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

izabelle @ #15674: i enjoyed doing this one (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Abi Cooper @ #15681: It was too hard and confusing. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15687: Southgate is suddenly topical... I did something similar a while back but went for queens and Brooklyn instead, which allowed for evil ny/London borough crossovers (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15688: Of course you did. Sorry, should have picked those up. Pass the KY. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15686: Solved with only 3 seconds left. Under is cheeky... love it! (4 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15687: Very good. Decent crossovers made a tricky challenge. 10/10 with 21 seconds to go! (4 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15688: Oooh, these are tough! Phil Collins... hmmm, not sure I approve! ;-) Seriously, my only small quibble is that I typed 'companies known by initials' and didn't get a point. Nice work! (4 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15683: SPOILER: Thanks for the feedback. @Mister Tom ... to my logic (maybe questionable) if you take away an S away from sweet word you get dry word. Perhaps my syntax is dodgy. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Jon @ #15683: MY KIND OF GRID, LOVE IT (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15674: A fun grid with some nice crossovers. Take care on your acceptable answers - if you write a word with a capital letter, it will *only* accept that answer with a capital (assuming this has happened with "Monster"/"monster"). Some nice grids from you so far, thanks! (4 days, 5 hours ago)

truecockney @ #15676: Peekay is correct on the pool/snooker reference. Danny refers to a 1970's song. (Trying not to give too much away but hope that helps) It takes a little while trying to make these grids so they are not to be too obscure or cryptic while testing different knowledge bases so any feedback welcome! (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15683: Thanks. Nice execution of the idea- difficulty felt right and good variety. Should be +S though? (4 days, 6 hours ago)

bluetruck @ #15681: good one! (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15683: Nice concept for a grid. Tough though, scored 4/10. Cheers. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15675: As Peekay said, a great first grid. Definitely a specialist grid for those who know their films, I'd say a couple of the connections are a bit too specific to be realistically solvable, but this was enjoyable overall. Look forward to seeing what you can offer in future. Thanks! (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15682: Good crossovers, tricky, scored 5/10. Cheers (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15681: Very nice, scored 7/10, missing the Muck connection. Cheers mate. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15657: @Jimmy Sands: As I said in my feedback to Eddytiger, the spelling and typos let this grid down, but I think "illiterate" is unfair. It would be more constructive if you gave reasons for your feedback, as a negative two-word comment doesn't offer anything about how future grids could be improved. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15682: Very enjoyable... crossovers and a red herring. (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15676: FirstGofer, I think the drop reference is Pool or Snooker..i.e drop the ball in the pocket. I assume the Danny reference is Grease related? But i may be wrong (4 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15676: Only 2/10. Liked the grid, but found some of the clues, e.g. Danny and Drop, over my head. Still don't get those, so if someone can enlighten me? The others were all 'ah, of course' moments. (4 days, 9 hours ago)

bonehead @ #15677: sraddha group just about impossible. I think world cup winners should have ben accepted for the stiles group. Liked the prime minister crossovers (4 days, 9 hours ago)

Vixen @ #15676: I only scored 3, but I love your grids, they are a real mental challenge. Thanks. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15676: Clever but tricky. Nice concept for a grid. I personally scored 4/10 after struggling with the Marijuana and Danny lines. Cheers. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Nicky @ #352: Good one? (4 days, 16 hours ago)

gay @ #350: this is a pretty good gay (4 days, 16 hours ago)

gay @ #349: I wish i could give this no gays out of ten (4 days, 16 hours ago)

usa, not uk @ #332: The prime minister row is fictional prime ministers from US shows. (4 days, 17 hours ago)

gay @ #15677: gay (4 days, 17 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15665: The shadow monster defeated me. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

cheminion @ #15677: Just resubmitting a corrected form of #15646 (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Pamela @ #15456: No footnotes on the audio books, that's my excuse (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15675: Well I thought it was a great first effort, always a little nervy sending it off into the world, to see if it's received well (4 days, 22 hours ago)

bonehead @ #15674: monster not good enough (4 days, 22 hours ago)

ArthurC @ #15675: This was my first grid, any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15674: Nice way to end the day 10/10. Thanks ET. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

D.Trump @ #15051: You tried to be a smartarse and made yourself look a cunt. You cunt. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15671: Drink! (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15657: @Lebamski: He's illiterate, I'd say that bears quite a weight on it. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15674: Huzzah! Not my fault then I guess.. (5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15674: 10/10... good grid, some nice crossovers. I also put alcoholic drinks, but was given correct! (5 days ago)

Eddytiger @ #15674: That's because I was after the fact that they were all spirits, not just alcohol drinks. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Andrew J @ #15674: I guessed 'alcoholic drinks' and it was determined incorrect :) (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Andy P @ #15674: Nice grid and overlaps. I really like the grids whereby I open them, inmediately think I'm going to struggle, but then manage to get 10/10 anyway. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15672: 3. Tough stuff. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15673: I like it! (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Lucy @ #5552: The Bond villains really threw me. So many red herrings. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Lucy @ #3456: Sensationally good. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Endpaper @ #15658: Took me several goes (ie more that 3 minutes) but got it in the end. Liked how many red herrings there were and that, bizarrely, they unlocked it for me - false Beatles group got me thinking in the right direction because of JHN and PL, and likewise PPL and BNN helped me look out for the non-herring members of the group. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Lucy @ #2661: 10/10. Fantastic board! (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15673: i'd prefer "eclectic" to "Obscure".....lol (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15658: Yeah, I should have taken this down a notch somewhere. Trouble was, you can't unsee PL and BNN... Some grids just end up bordering fiendish. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15654: Required thinking but a relatively straightforward 10/10. A lot of fun. Thanks (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15673: Nice grid, good mix of content, albeit obscure. Struggled to 5/10. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

a person @ #15323: come on fornite? What are you every other person? (5 days, 5 hours ago)

logan @ #2475: it is very easy if you have never played it before (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15672: Loved it, although a miserable 4/10....some clever ideas here (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15672: Difficult, but very clever and some enjoyable clues. I particularly enjoyed the Cat Stevens group. Scored 4/10 (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15664: Praise indeed Aetees, Obrigado (5 days, 5 hours ago)

bluetruck @ #15671: Great grid, had me going round the Magic Roundabout one too many times before I changed tack. Was on course for 10/10 until I plumped for 'poets' for the wordsmiths (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15659: Six potential answers for the "Dead" group, and two very esoteric connections, made this almost impossible to do without clicking and hoping. I'd also question including "Mau5" in the group you've put it in, as it feels a bit too different to the other three clues. Some clever ideas, but not a grid I enjoyed, sorry! (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15670: I really like the homonym group, although I can't help but feel at least one of the clues will be argued by some (as is destined for any homonym group!) Some nice ideas and crossovers overall. Thanks! (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15671: Spotting the Father Ted connection immediately made this much easier. A nice enjoyable grid though. Thanks! (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15657: @Eddytiger: A well constructed grid with some great crossovers. I spotted three of the connections but took a while to sort them out, and got the fourth after solving the grid. As others have said, watch out for spelling/typos, as this tarnished what is actually a very enjoyable grid. Thanks! @Jimmy Sands: I obviously disagree with your assessment, but I'm interested to know what in your opinion makes this grid "truly awful"? (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Mrs B @ #15671: This was really hard espeically with including 2 false groups. Kept to find magic roundabout and synonyms for grass up. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Aetees @ #15664: 4/10 seems to be a theme. Saw the connections from the outset but hard a hard time narrowing them down. A very good grid. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

matty mungbean @ #15671: good grid, somehow got the groups ??, 5/10 (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15671: Nice one. Scored 5/10, some really difficult esoteric clues in there stopped it being higher, but it was a nice mix. Thanks. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Lyndon @ #15659: stupid - too obscure (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15670: Yep. Clever spelling connection. Thanks. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15655: @Eddytiger I'm not a moderator here (there's no such thing as far as I know), so I can't tell you what to do, but I would suggest rising above anything you see as antagonistic. As I say, people here are generally very polite and constructive in their comments, so anyone coming here purely to stir up animosity is likely to find themselves being collectively ignored soon enough. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15664: Would like to have scraped 4/10. Nice Grid. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15665: Very difficult grid. Lots of quite specific connections and I could only identify one when the groups were resolved. 1/10 for me. Cheers for the challenge nevertheless. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15658: Great idea...4/10 for me. Possibly a little more accessible if the content had been less obscure (countries especially). That said, very enjoyable if a little frustrating :-) Liked the clue in the name. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15664: Fair play :-) I too have some very American clues in grid 15662. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15664: Oh i'm a Brit, just like to mix it up a bit...cheers for the comments (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15664: Nice grid for Americans. Not so good for Brits, haha. Scraped a 4/10. Cheers. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Smiffy @ #15658: Too hard, Verging on impossible (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15657: Nice one. Enjoyed it. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Smiffy @ #15628: Tricky......good crossovers 7/10 (5 days, 10 hours ago)

zactudor @ #8387: Loved it! (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15662: Nice, as per - the NFL got me. I knew the connection but couldn;t make then before the timer ran out so 4/10. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15661: Agree with below. Scored 4/10. Tough but fair. I've done this kind of puzzle grid loads in the past so it would be remiss of me to criticise it. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15644: Haha yes sorry about that. It's hard to balance grids between both UK and US players sometimes. Cheers for comments. (5 days, 13 hours ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15661: Nice one. All the groups made perfect sense (afterwards), but I just couldn't find the hook to get started. I sensed they were all "something X" or "X something" but couldn't see any. (5 days, 17 hours ago)

kittymcg @ #15658: Virtually impossible for me! Liked the false Beatles group. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15657: Truly awful. (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Steve h @ #15659: The dead line straight away then 3 zeros (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Dave @ #15649: A whelk is not a bivalve ! (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Peekay @ #15659: Waaaaaaay too niche dude, nice, but very specific knowledge needed (5 days, 21 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15654: I'm not sure crossovers are necessary with the "crossword clue" style grids. They are great fun when they are easy-ish like this one. Thanks for setting! (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Samaridan19 @ #15650: Very creative. Loved this grid! (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Phil @ #15657: Those well known singers Sir RIng Starr and Sir Cliff Richatd (5 days, 22 hours ago)

LB @ #15657: Shame about the spelling! :( (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15652: I@ Lebamski: I know what _Reggae_ is... 😝 (6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15649: Indeed. Or Fleet... (6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15655: As Lebamski says, all four of the actual anagrams stood out too much - And because they did it didn't matter that Rabies was a red herring. (also the solver only needs to solve one of them to get the group..). Rabies needed to be part of that group, if you were going to use it: This is generally the case with anagrams. (6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: Strange memory :-) I can vaguely remember when I wrote stuff but unfortunately I don't know of a way to search. (6 days ago)

bluetruck @ #15659: I should've realised it wouldn't fit all of '...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of" onto the button. Sorry (6 days ago)

JonBob @ #15644: Pretty hard for a Yank! And not a sporting one. I am familiar with 3 of the 16 things, after reviewing the answers. Nicely set, though. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

JonBob @ #15639: Great grid, though I too did not notice your nervous tic. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

JonBob @ #15637: @Mister Tom: How did you find that grid to reference? Do you keep a personal list or is there a method of searching the site? (6 days, 2 hours ago)

anthony @ #15644: a good grid (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Sickman @ #15639: Hit up my snapchat: t.newman4 (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15655: @Lebamski, I'm trying but this guy is very rude. He attacked me first. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15655: A good grid... I beat Andy P by one second. Took me a long time to figure out the anagram connection tho! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15656: The Simpsons group sticks out immediately, but there's enough challenge within the other three groups. Two very esoteric connections which I would never have got, but I enjoyed this overall. Thanks! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15655: I tried to put Serbia in as Rabies for the red herring but it was the only one that was actually...a thing. If you get me. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15653: Good challenge, nicely constructed. Got the darwin group, but just couldn't see the board group. Kicking myself! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15649: I second everything FirstGofer said. A good grid, but wouldn't have taken much to tighten it up to a great one. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15650: Like this a lot... nice construction :-) (6 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15649: Got the groupings and connections in 29 seconds but bit miffed didn't accept edible shellfish. I would be very surprised in anyone enters bi-valves/shallow water. Just wondering why not opt for something like: Regent, Carnaby, Downing, Jermyn, Denmark or Harley instead of Abbey - for consistencies sake? (6 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15648: Good grid, but 2 categories our of my knowledge zone (my issue, not the grid's). 6/10 :-) (6 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15644: Up to your usual high standard! Rovers definitely 'gets the point'. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15656: Nice one. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Aetees @ #15649: Found it strange it didn't accept shell fish, otherwise good. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15634: @Lebamski... my bad and I apologise. I put in 'woodwork tool' but had failed to just put woodwork. 10/10 :-) (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Aetees @ #15654: I always enjoy grids that are a bit different and this was no exception. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15650: Nice ideas. The mixed style of clues made this quite challenging. Thanks! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15655: First some feedback: Your anagram group stood out immediately, as I just had to find the phrases that didn't 'mean' anything and 'looked' like anagrams. I got them without actually knowing what they were anagrams of. Other than that, some nice ideas and good crossovers. @Jimmy Sands & @Eddytiger: I hope that your back and forth across grids here is all in good fun, because if it isn't it's going to get tiresome pretty quickly. I've found that people on this site are generally polite and constructive in their feedback, so please try to respect that and each other. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15652: A real shame you put "Buffalo" twice, as this was otherwise a challenging and well constructed grid. I agree that Jimmy Sands's feedback is entirely unnecessary and unhelpful, as it's an easy mistake to make when you're trying to create red herrings. Great fun, thanks! @Mister Tom: Add an "e"... (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15634: A shame "woodwork" wasn't accepted as an answer for the relevant group. It feels unfair to mark the grid down for that, though, as I really enjoyed this one. I particularly liked the phantom group, which threw me off on the wrong scent at the start. Thanks! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Deja @ #15609: Liked the "mind" line. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15655: Good grid. Dark subject matter. Anagrams had me stumped. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Sue B @ #8094: A nice one to start for the students. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15655: Heh, you may have had something of an advantage in this one Andy. Still, 27 seconds. Pretty poor Jimmy... (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15653: Nice mixed bag, scored 6/10. Cheers. The Darwin line is a bit specific. (6 days, 12 hours ago)

DH @ #15614: 2/10 fiendish (6 days, 13 hours ago)

DH @ #15650: fantastic. Even a riddle in 'See in the playground' (6 days, 16 hours ago)

DH @ #15654: really good (6 days, 16 hours ago)

DH @ #15642: Not sure about 'repair' being something unique or linked to wheels. Otherwise great (6 days, 16 hours ago)

kittymcg @ #15653: Drawing breath. Like it :-) (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15655: Fun but a bit easy, scored 10/10 in 27 seconds. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15655: That is how it's done Eddy. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Andyvic1 @ #15654: Links easier than wall (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #4750: Briefly fun. (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15652: Wow, unnecessary. Let's see how amazing yours are then. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

cheminion @ #15486: Good grid, had me stumped though. Like the odyssey red herrring. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15652: Ha, can't believe you put the same answer twice you goofball. What a goofball. Amateurs... (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Eddytiger @ #15652: Oh Bob Saget! The second Buffalo was supposed to be Kickapoo. Suppose it didn't hurt too much tho... (6 days, 22 hours ago)

bonehead @ #15654: could do with some crossovers, but ok otherwise (6 days, 22 hours ago)

joel @ #14043: Didnt accept painters for the top one or prime ministers for the second one. Bit of a joke (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Carol @ #13914: agree with previous comments. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Carol @ #13930: agree with previous comments. capital cities didn't work - goodness knows why not! the most FRUSTRATING thing about these grids is the daft acceptance/non acceptance of the connections. this totally spoils the pleasure of the games. such a pity as so many have worked so hard on the grids for others to enjoy... just not right!!!! (6 days, 23 hours ago)

cheminion @ #15648: Gerard Butler caught me out too. Nice grid...thanks (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Only Me @ #15653: Excellent. Wolfson group got me. Loadsacrossovers. Thanks (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15652: Good mix of content. Scored 5/10. (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15652: 2 buffalo. Whoops. Resolved the grid anyway. Not sure what Regga is: Pun would have been better? (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15651: Nice one. Thanks. (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15652: That was fun, despite the double buffalo. T or Cs was a new one on me. Thanks (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15646: Didn't really like the Bengal group either... Unfortunately no edit function, just have to downgrade it and then resubmit. (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15649: That was a good one, thanks. I was stuck on the Oyster line for a while. Scraped 10/10 in the end. (1 week ago)

dabba @ #15639: fun particularly the tics (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15648: Yeah, thought that might be the link that stops people getting 10/10. Cheers. (1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15648: Not heard of ANY of the Gerard Butler roles. 7/10. Good grid. (1 week ago)

Dude @ #13303: Didn't accept Volkswagon - give over! (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15644: Johnny, I just tried it again and Rovers most certainly does get the point. You must have typed it incorrectly. (1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15644: 10/10. Very enjoyable, thank you. (1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15642: Nice. Really liked the wheel line. (1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15644: "Mentioning Rovers is necessary to get the point" ...and yet "Rovers" doesn't get the point! (1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15646: oops..yeah sorry Should be Lion and not Tiger. Had a number of options on the go and ended up making a mistake. Can you remove /edit grids? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15646: This had the potential to be a good grid, but with the weird formatting (all capitals) and the mistake with the Lions/Tigers, I didn't really enjoy it, sorry. Cheers though. (1 week, 1 day ago)

anthony @ #15644: a good grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #15638: However, the Carter group was very clever. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: However you might enjoy #15189 :-) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: More pertinently, ruby and sapphire are also anniversaries, so there isn't a unique solution. Got the crystal group but as a non Pokemon player I hadn't a hope after that. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #15638: Trouble with this sort of grid is it depends on your definition of famous... there is.also a George Buchanan and as it turns out, a George Jackson. V frustrating if you've heard of one of them but not Clinton. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15644: Ahhhh 10/10. Thank You. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15639: 7/10, no prizes for guessing what line I missed too. Haha. Cheers JS. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15642: Nice one. Enjoyable variety of topics. Got 7/10 after not being able to identify the Spin line. Thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15642: Good one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Carol @ #13981: another annoying alleged answer. I was WRONG saying 'ice cream'. the correct answer is 'ice-cream'!!!!!!!!!!!! for goodness sake....!!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15638: Really good grid, one of the best iveI done recently. Tough but squeezed out a 10/10 with a bit of help from my girlfriend who spotted the Carter line. Thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Carol @ #14053: once more frustrated by poor answers which are totally incorrect - one of connections had a completely rubbish answer - 1. preceded means to come BEFORE so wrong interpretation for granny, reef, Gordian, slip 2. the answer is FOLLOWED by KNOT with one 't' i am turning into an old pedant!!!!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Eddytiger @ #15637: Oversight not putting anniversaries, sorry guys. I think I put anniversary though. My first grid so there's bound to be growing pains. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bye Bhuh @ #15512: two vowels... booooooooo (1 week, 1 day ago)

kittymcg @ #15634: Great grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

kittymcg @ #15637: Diamond could swap with ruby or sapphire, so there isn't a unique solution... (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15633: Same as bonehead. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15634: Great fun. 10/10 a rare event for me these days. Thanks for setting. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15639: Yeah the tics evaded me also. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Steve h @ #15639: All but the tics for me (1 week, 1 day ago)

bluetruck @ #15637: Tough one, definitely should accept "anniversaries" for the silver group as your explanation is pretty much a definition of what one is (1 week, 1 day ago)

beth @ #4155: got all right! very proud :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

bonehead @ #15633: "royal family" a bit restrictive (1 week, 2 days ago)

Emma @ #15566: Yay I done got 10/10 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Sue @ #14053: Correct spelling of the answer would be useful. Knot doesn't have 2 t's. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Sue @ #14053: Correct spelling of the answer would be useful. Knot doesn't have 2 t's. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Tim @ #5633: First class! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Peekay @ #15628: A fair point Lebamski, wish I'd have thought of that now....doh! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Yusuf @ #15054: This was my last ever grid. It was amazing. I have tears in my eyes. Brett Orr is my best friend. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15614: The "Wire" connection is inspired. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15628: Really enjoyed... only 7/10 as I opted for apple. Good crossovers - nice one! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #15629: Needs a wider variety of acceptable answers, didn't accept 'candy' for the relevant line for example. Otherwise a simple but fun enough grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15628: A shame you couldn't find another Brit to replace Crowe in that group, as it would have strengthened the connection! An enjoyable grid with a nice level of challenge. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15629: "Drink" not accepted for the drinks group, "Chocolate" not accepted for the chocolate group, "NATO" not accepted for the phonetic alphabet group. Only a couple of crossovers. Not a great grid, sorry. (1 week, 2 days ago)

GeorgeBushJnr @ #15628: Great grid, a little tricky on the definitions but enjoyed immensely (1 week, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #15629: Argh, slipped up on the Curly Wurly line - I got too specific. Nice to be reminded of that unique chewy bar and the Terry Scott TV adverts. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #15628: Good one. I was duped by the meaning of Trump. But then, so have so many others. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #15456: What happened to "NSK"? 2 groups here meant nothing to me. (1 week, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #15503: Loved this one! (1 week, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #15623: Nice false ABBA songs group (1 week, 2 days ago)

Iconoclast @ #11: Not a valid grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

RBR45 @ #15621: got it - very pleased with myself as a good challenge x (1 week, 3 days ago)

Tim @ #6833: Excellent! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15623: Thought I'd posted this already... but much better. Nowt wrong with 6 palindromes and while I didn't get the obscure group, the clues were there in the other groups. Very nice. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Deja @ #15615: Tim: I see you've been listening to Norwich Radio. Curiously, Partridge features in this grid. A coincidence? I don't think so. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15621: I found it extremely difficult. The flying force one in particular seemed almost unfair given that you only used part of the initials. Not your best imho. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15623: Excellent gridding! Well done. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15621: Got it. 3 seconds left. Ahhhhhhhhh. A cup of tea. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15620: Hmmmm. Agree with Lyndon. Let's see if anyone owns up to getting 10/10. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15622: The "Music" group has some vague clues with a very esoteric connection. A couple of other connections feel a bit weak as well. Some nice ideas but not a particularly successful grid overall. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Tim @ #15613: (1 week, 3 days ago)

Tim @ #15613: Hard! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Tim @ #15615: Who is the best Lord? Lord of the rings, of the dance, or of the flies? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Ian @ #15615: Enjoyable grid, thanks (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lyndon @ #15620: Ridiculous - so obscure (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15622: Good one. Get-able, but not by me :( (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15621: Somehow managed 7/10 on this. I like the ideas and found it challenging, but I think a few of the clues and their answers feel a bit vague. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15623: One very esoteric connection, but as I spotted it almost immediately that really helped ("Jurassic Park!"). A really enjoyable grid, thanks very much! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Peekay @ #15621: Novel idea, a little easy, but different....liked it (1 week, 3 days ago)

Peekay @ #15621: Novel idea, a little easy, but different....liked it (1 week, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #10577: thank you, 10/10 your grid made me feel that I am not a complete fool (unlike many of the other grids!) (1 week, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #15620: Excellent world cup red herrings (commiserations England) and worked in TdF as well. The "new" line is a bit loose, I would say. (1 week, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #15621: Interesting grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #15623: a bit mean to have 6 palindromes, though through trial and error I got them. the partridge connection is rather specialist (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dude @ #13412: Abba not accepted, station not accepted. FFS (1 week, 3 days ago)

kittymcg @ #15621: Good fun (1 week, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15623: Oof that was frustrating. Think I tried every possible combination of the palindromes apart from the one that was actually the group. If I'd have got that early I might have done really well but as it was, scored just 3/10. Cheers. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pamela @ #15357: Best grid for ages 10/10 (1 week, 3 days ago)

LB @ #15609: Nice! :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

LB @ #15614: Never heard the boy's name 'Eli' :( (1 week, 3 days ago)

LB @ #15616: Language Timothy!! :( (1 week, 3 days ago)

Kennith409 @ #15622: Tricky but I got it. (1 week, 3 days ago)

The Truth @ #15616: I can't believe how badly you've fucked up here. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15616: I agree with Mister Tom and JonBob... I never mind failing to solve a grid when I kick myself for missing the group or connection, or it's just an subject I'm unfamiliar with. Haywood sums it up nicely, every grid needs an entry point. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15615: A nice break after a run of fiendishly obscure grids. Thanks for setting a fun one. Only saw Manor at last moment (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15614: Truly fiendish... 0/10 (1 week, 4 days ago)

bluetruck @ #15616: But yes, perhaps the Scrabble one was a bit too much of a stretch, but sometimes you've gotta give something new a whirl and on this occasion it seems it hasn't whirled well (1 week, 4 days ago)

bluetruck @ #15616: If you can't handle the heat... (1 week, 4 days ago)

bluetruck @ #15615: Good one (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15616: Yeah, so no. I can see the idea- create a false group of nandos coatings- but the extra hot scrabble group is a fail. Sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board (1 week, 4 days ago)

haywood @ #11691: reasonably challenging for non-German solvers. Still, 10/10 - needed some crossovers (1 week, 4 days ago)

haywood @ #15614: Did not enjoy. "American" can precede almost anything. Qwerty link too obscure. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15609: Arguably the 7 make it easier to spot the group's existence, although I have to admit I hadn't realised there were quite so many. When I built the group, patio was the inspiration shortly followed by pear: I was then looking for words where the pronunciation changes. Maybe sticking to 'P's would be fairer.... but then you lose the washer herring. Sigh. (1 week, 4 days ago)

haywood @ #15616: Byzantine, and not in a good way. Try to imagine someone else trying to solve it. If there is no logical way in (too obscure), then it's better to pick a different link. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15612: JonBob... thank you!!! I did not know that. I shall refrain in future :-) (1 week, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15612: Grids break if you put double quotes in the words. I've submitted a bug report. (1 week, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15616: Take it down a few notches, Erik. More constructively: Yes, the Kumquat line is far too broad. *Maybe* if the words had those letters multiple times, or something. The Lemon line is fine but it feels like the "hidden words" are too transparent in three of them compared to the fourth. I assume there's a shadow group involving "mango & lime" that I am not familiar with due to my geography. Otherwise those are weird choices. Thanks for the work! (1 week, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15615: Not 100% convinced that "time" fits with the other three. Otherwise excellent (though regional knowledge let me down to an extent). (1 week, 4 days ago)

Erik @ #15616: Ridiculous. The Scrabble one is absolutely stupid. I don't just mean you need to be seriously clever to get it, I mean literally nobody would ever get it. It's too vague. It might as well be "contains a vowel". Grow up. (1 week, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15609: Fun! I agree that Patio could be stronger. Maybe if the words you chose all start with the same, different letter to begin with? At any rate, I did find the connection so it must not have been too awful. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15613: Crikey 1/10. Saved by Wax. (1 week, 4 days ago)

DH @ #15609: Enjoyed but the R- line is a bit tough given there are 7 possible answers (Rate, Ratio, Rasher, Rear, Ruse, Right, Rind) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15615: Enjoyed that. Didn't get the 'Manor' row connection, but it's a good one. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15612: another one that fails to work! so frustrating (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jn @ #15609: I like this one, completely failed in completing it though. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15609: Nice one! Got the groups but failed to see the Patio or the Fuse connection... kicking myself about the latter - very clever. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15607: It accepted palindrome for me... fortunately, had no clue on the Snow group answer! Not hear of Paper in this context, so googled it. Appears to be plural, but that's my OCD! Didn't spot any crossovers in this one. (1 week, 4 days ago)

poop @ #13420: poop poop poop poop poop poop (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15606: 10/10 in 17 seconds! Throwing a few crossovers in would increase the challenge. Thanks for setting :-) (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15601: Sorry, @bluetruck, but I made the decision to go for the event, as opposed to ships. Otherwise one of my red herrings was obsolete! And, otherwise, it may have been a tad too easy! ;-) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15601: ... but here, expecting the specific word is fair enough though (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15608: Got the at&t and extra groups ( which were fine and are partly clued clued by your flag!) . The rest i thought a bit weak- you can differentiate them without having a clue what they are ( Guilty) and I'd be amazed if most get the Bos one. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Chad @ #15607: You should add the word palindrome to the correct phrases for "dad" "level" etc. I don't think it was in here unless I spelled it wrong. For the phonetic one I put "army/military" since it is the NATO phonetic alphabet. Stumped me on the street names for drugs. Good puzzle! (1 week, 4 days ago)

bluetruck @ #15601: Didn't accept 'ships', which seems a tad harsh (especially as it scuppered my 10/10), but otherwise an enjoyable grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #15603: I like where this is going overall. Seems though that there were two very specific groups and two that were much more general. I think a big improvement would be to play more on the multiple meanings of the words. Put "multiply" with "breed" or something. That would help it be more general interest instead of seeming like a class exercise. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ne @ #7392: I typed in mint and got incorrect (1 week, 5 days ago)

Peekay @ #15601: Nice grid, 7/10 because i couldn't correctly define a group, but well set. Enjoyed it (1 week, 5 days ago)

ANTHONY @ #15594: A GOOD GRID (1 week, 5 days ago)

RogerRabbit @ #15440: Really liked this, one of the best i've done for a while (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15597: Never heard of heat in this context - looked it up! I doubt many will solve the Grind group. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15596: didn't accept first or late :-( (1 week, 5 days ago)

Carol @ #14281: ive started putting an s at the end of words having been annoyed at the incorrect diagnosis when the word was correct without an s also dyslexic people please get checked before putting in your grid - ie hem and femal (1 week, 5 days ago)

Carol @ #14282: ways to cross water not accepted ..... grrrr also agree - what has brian ferry got to do with river crossing!? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #721: An oldie but a goodie. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15592: I struggled - saw 3 connections but just couldn't get the groups. had no chance with the Newport group... (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15589: Agree with urbanbaboon... didn't accept 'have all split'. For me, didn't really work as the solutions were very specific and the groups a little tenuous. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Carol @ #14371: agree with 666 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #15439: On the one hand wouldn't accept synonyms but for the palindromes wouldn't accept that the words read the same both ways. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nick @ #15583: Wouldn't accept rabbit (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15596: 2 Openings.... (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15594: Good stuff! (1 week, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #15594: nice one (1 week, 6 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15590: Nice and easy with reasonable crossovers. Fun! (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15523: Lemon squeezy except for the Almost line. Would anyone ever get that? (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15526: Interesting grid. Lost too much time figuring out "world" (6 variations). Peace/peas a bit of a stretch though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15527: 7/10 didn't know the Chryslers. Good grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #10957: Terrible answer on the animals - it's not 'everyone' is it...there are twelve of them and it links to the Chinese Horoscope (1 week, 6 days ago)

Carol @ #14384: This time i was correct when the connection had no bearing on my answer! Wow! Other way round usually... (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15591: Nicely confusing. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15592: People from England will also struggle with this one (1 week, 6 days ago)

Katie @ #13899: Phrases that mean man in them???? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Katie @ #13899: Phrases that mean man in them???? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Katie @ #15526: Really hard but good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Katie @ #15583: Rabbit should be acceptable (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15540: Peresic will score the winning penalty to knock England out of the WC. Bacon, although born in Dublin, would not have considered himself Irish, I don't think, so that link is correct. Good grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #8441: Deadly! (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15542: the "iron" red herring (curtain) ate up 2 of my minutes and totally scuppered me, so well done. A bit obscure with the Aussie/cricket clues though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15553: Badger line is good, but overall either far too obscure or too arbitrary to allow a foothold into it. A bit more generosity. (1 week, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #15592: people not from England will struggle with this one. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Furs Neym @ #3712: I didn't get the SI units one, but I thought it was very clever (1 week, 6 days ago)

Furs Neym @ #184: Tried guessing "cartoon" in the animated movie section, and was marked incorrect. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #15572: 2/10. Happy with my score once I'd seen the answers :) . Some clever stuff here. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #15591: Good fun, thanks. (2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15591: A fun theme. Scored 4/10. Cheers (2 weeks ago)

toast @ #14408: Carol. You seem to be unaware that the acceptable answers are hidden from view. What you see are the explanations. Unfortunately those of us who set puzzles aren't always aware of that fact either and often do not seem to have followed the advice on how to use word stems and commas to set the range of acceptable answers. It is a long-standing problem. Award yourself the points and enjoy the puzzles. (2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15587: 10/10 Saw the Star Trek clues but kept trying to fit the names into capitals..lol Good grid. (2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #2621: Decent board (2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14408: heavens, believe it or not my "not straight" was unacceptable because I should have said "not straight, wonky" ....... eh??????!!!!!! (2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14410: here i go again complaining at the injustice of the connections! planned well no good as should have said go as planned!! ball and racquet games discounted as should have said raquet sports (note: misspelt!) So annoying somehow!!! (2 weeks ago)

TKFTG @ #15563: Nice overall, but I'd recommend accepting "court" as well as "law" for the second one. (2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14432: i find myself only complaining about the answering system. to me race meeting is as good as horse racing! and also Gloucestershire towns is as good as places in Gloucestershire!! otherwise have enjoyed this subscriber's grids. (2 weeks ago)

Luke @ #2297: Didn't accept carpentry instead of woodwork. Apart from that, really good puzzle! (2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15588: Nice one. Scored 7/10 after not being able to name the Lemon line. Cheers! (2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15588: Nice. Serpent, that's a crossover, the more a puzzgrid has, the better. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Me @ #7370: Typed in kingdom and it said incorrect. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15587: Interesting grid, but no overlaps. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Leonard line. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Carol @ #14654: i put criminal activity but was wrong because it was crimes! I put beam but was wrong because it was types of beams!! Help ma boab! Was caught out previously with collective nouns so put groups instead so was given a tick for that at least! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15562: 4/10..a particular knowledge set is helpful in this one. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15589: 5/10 The Yugoslavia line has a lot of different ways to phrase the right answer. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Serpent @ #15588: But Poirot is also an Agatha Christie character though (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15575: Yeah, fair play. And thanks for comments. I thought it was one of the trickier grids that I've done, so I'm glad to see people scoring 7/10. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Phlogiston @ #15543: Gas giants? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

bob @ #15583: The overlaps and red herrings were quite good. But the group definitions are terrible. Sauce has already been mentioned, and is kind-of understandable. But not accepting "rabbit" as a correct answer for the rabbit group is just stupid. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Peekay @ #15584: Liked this a lot, stared for ages until it clicked, didn't quite get the connections but a solid 7/10...thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #15583: Thanks. Effectively, I should have allowed "sauces," sorry. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mimi @ #15526: noun / verb would also be a correct answer for two. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15583: Good grid - easy and well constructed. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15583: Indeed. (Tho .could have allowed "sauces"). Liked the rice group (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #15583: Very nice for its difficulty. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #3757: Lemon squeezy, gone in 60 seconds (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #4720: Lemon squeezy (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: No worries. That's pretty much all I know about it! Otherwise was an excellent grid. Oh for the ability to edit them... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15575: It appears most of my comments are below! West Germany I thought was nasty (Got it tho)- but it was indeed enjoyable (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15575: 7/10 for me... although I'm awarding myself 10 as i opted for five instead of fifth which wasn't accepted. Couldn't think of the V name until the very last second! Very enjoyable grid :-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #15561: Duh, Bonn is in Germany! Otherwise good effort. Uruguay-France QF starts in 1 hour so the footballer names do stand out. That Cavani face-ball goal from Suarez' cross has to be the goal of the tournament. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15572: 7/10 (guess why) but I've seen worse and the rest was gettable and quite fun. Cheers (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Brandon @ #6833: Great stuff. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #238: Lemon squeezy (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #15575: Really liked the Romulus line, wish I had gotten it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #15566: for those who haven't heard the expression "chew the scenery," have a look at any Al Pacino film (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #15568: "The"? seriously? "The" can precede anything. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #15571: not true about the measurements...outside the UK, so the group link is pointless. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lyndon @ #15572: No chance with these - too obscure (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bonehead @ #15572: lucky to get 1. hardest yet. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Brandon @ #7062: Captain Jack is a great red herring. As are Haddock and Mullet. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Brandon @ #8403: Wrote dance instead of dances. I hate losing a point for stuff like that. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Brandon @ #8355: Excellent work with McCartney. Such fun discovering the pan questions. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Carol @ #14850: football terms are not prefixes - think they are suffixes, or words that come after the town/city football team (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy P @ #15572: Some clever categories, particularly enjoyed the Shadow group, but honestly I'd be surprised if anyone actually gets the Roosevelt line. 4/10 for me. Cheers. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Caz231231 @ #15575: Fun grid, though the Elrond link is specialist. 7/10 for me. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

4by4 @ #15559: Ah thanks Mister Tom - have heard of the show but not seen it. Didn't know the title is eponymous - caught out by my own ignorance! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #15571: I particularly liked the measurements group (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15568: Burden group.fine imo. Less keen on "The". Sticky better? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: I'm thinking of the High Laurie character, Doctor House. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15566: Enjoyable mix of genres. Found this pretty straightforward once I realised how many clues fitted in the cowboy group and started looking elsewhere! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #15569: Three easy connections that could be more interesting if they had some small amount of crossover. The fourth, "Andrew," is really loose to me because they connect to the concept in different ways. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15568: I'm cool with the specific knowledge needed in the "burden" group; that's going to happen and is okay if it's not all members of the group. However, I think you really need to stick to one kind of connection in a group. Either the connecting work is appended, or it's prepended, or it's a definition, or... IMO If you have to say that all items in a group have "some connection to" a key word, that's a sign that the connection is too loose. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15566: FWIW I have heard "scenery" but not "wasp" before. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Paratus @ #2976: When did Australia host a Summer Olympics in the 21st century? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15565: Normally I just "nope" out of any grid that's full of first and last names, but this happened to intersect enough with my pop culture awareness. It helps that you didn't use obscure members of the groups. Fun, if specialist. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

jp1555 @ #13701: they don't except code for programming languages and does not exept Monopoly! as @Dude said we can't be expected to write down exactly what you wrote typed down. By the way @Dude typo from you. it's not wrote i'ts type it's a keyboard. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15570: Quite straightforward. I enjoyed it. The match line was a bit narrowly defined though, several other sports would also fit. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15569: Didn't accept currency for the corresponding group. Otherwise a good grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15567: Got the salter group straight away but struggled to get the right combo as inches and sale also fit, without silence! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15566: Enjoyable grid - personally not heard of scenery or wasp in that context, but that's not a criticism, just an observation (or admission!) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15561: Straightforward puzzle, easy to solve marred only by the use of Bonn (NW Germany) rather than Bern (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15559: Got all the connections once the puzzle had resolved itself... a fiendish challenge! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15566: Same :-) but sometimes I research things that I have three of and if it fits, it fits. Just have to hope it's not too obscure or unguessable. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RadicalMP @ #15553: I don't know of any one person could figure this one out in 10 minutes let alone 3. The author wasn't fooling around when they marked the difficulty as "fiendish". I actually really like every one of these categories, just not all together in one wall. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15556: Nice construction but some tenuous clues. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15564: The Blume line was one that I couldn't see in the grid, but was immediately obvious after the wall resolved. Love it. The "Hub" line would work if the same prefix were used throughout, but allowing for multiple spellings makes it feel unfair to me. Agreed with Aetees on the Blood group. I would be very happy with that as a first-round "find the connection" group (and in fact I found the connection between them) but it feels too loose for a grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15564: Not bad. Some of the links felt a bit tenuous to me. The Blood line in particular isn't really one link, more like the foundation for a whole grid of its own. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15565: Not bad. Comes down to your taste in television for the most part so I only ended up with 4/10. Thanks for posting. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15566: Enjoyed that. Not heard that scenery phrase before. Looked it up. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

4by4 @ #15559: I mean Doctor has to precede not follow. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

4by4 @ #15559: Thanks Mister Tom but I cannot see how Doctor fits in the Club group and therefore there is a single solution (as far as I can see). Doctor has to follow and is not valid to precede (as per the explanation in the solution). (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

OMFG @ #15553: The animal category gave me a point when I guessed "Agatha Christie" (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15550: FirstGo - I just spammed a lot of words in there and got it accepted haha. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15561: Some lovely overlaps there, a fun grid. One gripe - I think you might have meant Bern instead of Bonn for that line - it cost me a 10/10 because I guessed Winter Olympic hosts instead of the actual answer. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #15368: Liked the grid but wouldn't accept construction materials instead of building materials. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

only con @ #2887: In my accent, 'won' is not a homophone of 'one'. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: Very clever. But sadly you can move Doctor into the CLUB group, Peter into the SMEE group and Crocodile into the TOBY group,for another valid solution. (I was also thnking that CLUB mught be part of the TOBY group for most of it...) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15556: Yeah, "type of bendy fruit" is stretching that connection way too far. I'm unclear on the "underground" connection; that seems like too far away as well, but maybe there's a UKism I'm not up on. Otherwise, I really enjoy this kind of "crossword" grid. Nicely done. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Head Master Bruce @ #15253: See me in my office (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Head Master @ #15250: An apple for teacher (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

LB @ #15556: I said spear and it wasn't accepted :( (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #15554: 2 very similar groups (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15556: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Peekay @ #15556: Good grid, but let down badly by the Pear reference.....not in keeping with rest of the clues (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pig @ #583: (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pig @ #583: (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15554: It was intended to be 'theamed' to a degree. It would be nice if there were tags or subforums or something on the site though. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dude @ #13374: They are all English breads as well as British! Poor (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15554: Nice one. No more nerdy than other boards I've seen. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #15555: Tough, but educational. Thanks. BTW over here (in the UK), xxxx Peas are called mangetout. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15554: I think it *was* a good board, but perhaps not general interest enough for the front page. It would be nice if a grid could have an intro sentence warning people that specific knowledge of, say, a country or sport were required. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15553: 1/10 for me. I agree that it is too hard overall, but I don't think any of the individual lines is particularly unfair... just without an easier one in the bunch, there's no place to get started. The "clock" group would be much stronger if the words all shared a common vowel to begin with. The "work" group is fine but I feel like any group that has a "prefix" or "suffix" connection is stronger if all of the members form compound words or all form a common phrase, not a combination of the two. It's easy to underestimate how hard it is to see those connections in the first place without adding the wrinkle of inconsistency within the group. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sweep @ #15554: This wasn't a very diverse board. The 'codes' one is the only one NOT part of 'nerd culture'. It featured a lot of my favourite things, but this wasn't a good board. They are all too similar. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sweep @ #98: Good, but it should be 'Sol' And 're'. For a musical scale AKA. Solfege (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sweep @ #6140: Brilliant grid, but it was very easy. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15553: I agree with Aetees that Joe's comment is too harsh, and offers no constructive feedback which isn't helpful at all. I really like some of the ideas here, but I just think the connections are all so specific (and, in some cases, such as the "Feet" group, too broadly defined) that very few people would ever work them out. Combine them into a grid together and this grid feels almost impossible. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15544: Very good grid- thanks. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Aetees @ #15553: That is much too harsh. It was very tricky though, 0/10 for me. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

carol @ #15528: Harrowgate is a village in Durham i believe - Harrogate is the Yorkshire town. can it be changed? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15551: Easy but enjoyable. Some nice crossovers. Thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

AndyAkeko @ #15515: The Richards category requires multiple levels of knowledge, so it probably requires something less generic than Richards. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

AndyAkeko @ #15523: Great grid. I missed the "Forty" group as well even though I've seen Victoria solve that particular solution on an episode of QI. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

anthony @ #15551: a good fun grid (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #15553: Worst grid ever (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15551: Easy but nice to do. Thanks. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Westing1992 @ #15526: Homonyms/homophones should be accepted as answers. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Damion @ #15242: First time playing, fun! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

LB @ #15545: Body parts not allowed? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

E=mc2 @ #15546: For the ‘crushed by a bear’ one, I included all answers possible (Ten Little Soldiers, and the non-PC title) in the correct possible answers; sorry for not including it in the description of the answers though (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

LB @ #15549: What's Timmy time??? :( (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Becky @ #15242: Fun grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15544: Loved it... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

eva @ #6140: I typed in the proper answers but they weren't accepted because they were worded differently (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Grumbler @ #5215: Not sure what German word "Rouse' is supposed to be. It's not in any German dictonary and I've never come across it (I'm German). If you base a quiz on languages you don't know, at least do your research properly. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #7062: Mullet and Jack nice red herrings, looking back on it it was easier than I first thought but still great (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #8355: Nice use of wings (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #6140: Truly excellent grid. I put "cat" rather than "cats" as the link, which is annoying to not get the point for but eh. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #2297: Best one I've seen! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #3712: I don't really like ones such as the Swatted line, but maybe it's just my unfamiliarity with this type of puzzle. Very good apart from that! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #186: Good stuff, wasted my last life on Fly-weight >_ (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #15546: There are a few possible versions for the Crushed by a Bear line, one of which may be excluded for a good reason but it would have been nice to have the others. Otherwise an excellent grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midnight @ #15548: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midnight @ #15549: Is "drupe" allowed for the stone fruits one? Some cleverclogs is going to try it... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimmy @ #583: "remote" or "remote control" should be part of the link for the buttons (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lindy @ #15549: I wrote clothing for hands and feet and was incorrect. Yep they are in pairs but there is an alternative answer. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tex Tile @ #15550: Good fun! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15550: Found most of this very straightforward... unlike Andy P I missed the Shell connection... which for me was significantly harder than the rest of the puzzle. Thanks :-) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ETH @ #15523: Never in a million years would have seen the forty one! XD (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #15549: those clothes are all worn on extremities...….. Ah Timmy Time! (whaaaaaa?) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ETH @ #15529: Oof. Rough! Brilliant though! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ETH @ #15546: Good, but really difficult!!! Thank you! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Only Me @ #15550: Enjoyed this. Found this tricky even without crossovers. Actually got the Bowl connection before any of the others - our brains work differently. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #15550: A really good mix of content, but perhaps lacking a little in terms of crossovers to make it trickier. I scored 7/10 after missing the Bowl connection, which was the cleverest part of the grid. Cheers (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

anon @ #15545: synonym as answer pls (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Only One @ #2035: Really fucking terrible. You cunt. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #15543: Lebamski - don't worry I covered that :-) ETH - yes thanks for pointing that out, hopefully doesn't change the puzzle too much. Showing my lack of knowledge on TV and popular culture somewhat there. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #15538: Great fun! Rather proud of myself for dredging the Fruit Juice and Crossing Lady clues out of my limited knowledge of Briticisms. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Cordova @ #15542: It's Curtin not Curtain for the former PM (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15542: SPOLIERS Andy P: "Iron Chef" is a TV show popular in Japan and Austrlia, which also has less sucessful UK and US spinoffs made. ETH: Clergy is not accepted because in Catholicism, one is only a memeber of the clergy if they have recieved Holy Orders, which no brother has, and most priors, monks and friars have not. It may be different in other branches of Christianity, but I am most familiar with Catholicism so that's what I based it on. If it is indeed different in other denominations that's my oversight and I appologise. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ETH @ #15531: Yeay The Legend of Zelda reference!!!! :D (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ETH @ #15542: No "Clergy" accepted?! :( (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15539: @urbanbaboon: The "Clamp" line's common word is "down", not "them". I completely agree with urban's comments though - far too many crossovers to make this more than a click-and-hope grid. Also, you can swap "Belt" with both "Match" and "Gloves" and the given connection means there are technically multiple correct solutions to this grid. With so many crossovers that was bound to happen. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15543: Very nice. Didn't get the IT group., which was ingenious (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ETH @ #15543: Luther is a BRITISH crime drama...: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_(TV_series) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15541: Pleased to get full marks on this. I spotted the "Leicester" and "Hunter" groups immediately, which made spotting the others a bit easier. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15536: There was me looking for rugby league, damnit... I didn't think the industrial group.added much TBH (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15543: Enjoyed this. One note however: the planets connection could also be Roman gods, so some might justifiably put that as a correct answer. Other than that, some nice crossovers make this a good challenge. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15544: A very challenging grid, but very enjoyable. Kicking myself over missing the "Coffee" connection. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15542: A couple of simpler connections along with some more esoteric ones. Some nice crossovers make this a challenge. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15545: Managed all four groups but only two connections. Kicking myself for not spotting the "Braveheart" connection. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jules @ #14418: Very easy for Austalians (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15541: 7/10. Found this reasonably straightforward but couldn't get the legend connection (not a fan!). Well put together grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15543: Excellent. Loved the 'Love' line! only 7 as Monday morning brain couldn't grasp the It connection. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Caz231231 @ #15543: Difficult grid, but very enjoyable! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

nice @ #15544: good wall! i thought of grandfather paradox but didnt go with it :/ (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #15542: Very clever. The Curtain line was the one that threw me, quite an obscure line for UK residents that one. Have never heard of "chef" in this context either. But thanks for the grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Hubby @ #15540: I enjoyed the grid. I did give myself a point for Irish but agreed that your explanation is more accurate. Thanks!! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15540: excellent (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #609: Pretty bollocks grid to be honest (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #412: Wrestling is shite and so is your board (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #15541: Very tough. Only got 2/10, no prizes for guessing which one. Cheers though. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #459: Comic bollocks (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #463: Got genesis, metallica and pink floyd, but not the VERY specific link between the revelations set. Try harder. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #215: You're a cunt. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #15538: Veibe? That's me trying to write "being" on my phone at night in bed. Jeez. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5779: 5/10 this one made some angry, I applaud the out of box thinking. Not bad............ (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #15538: I enjoyed that one! Something a bit different and more creative. Only scored 7/10 after not veibe specific enough with the For Freedom answer. Cheers mate. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15540: 7/10 I don't think this is a tough as some of the comments make it out to be. Sure it's hard to be perfect, but aren't they all. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #15540: Hmm, too tough really, didn't enjoy it that much. Scored 3/10. I liked the Broadus line though. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15539: Crossovers should be limited, unless you just want a game about clicking fast. 8 clues fit the strike line, 10 fit the ring line. And I have no clue even after reading the answer about the Clamp line (Themclamp?). Bewilderment on my part. Good Luck to the next guy. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #15538: Good fun :-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

RBR45 @ #15528: googled further - and was spelled Harrowgate in the past - apologise x (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

RBR45 @ #15528: Harrowgate is spelled Harrogate - very tough grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

RBR45 @ #15529: Glad I like the fizzy stuff xx (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #15528: Oof. Might as well be "four people who have never been in my kitchen." (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Degaleg @ #15540: I’m literally just watching that player as we speak, hence it’s inclusion. Appreciate it’s slightly obscure. Give yourself one point for Irish. That being said, I’m not sure the Duke of Wellington would be too happy with that description! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

zac tudor @ #10711: Brilliant (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #15540: the first part was easy, but I thought Irish would have been ok for Hewson etc. And Perisic? Why not use the letter L? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dh @ #15526: PEACE and Please are not prononcée the same (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15532: Take a run of the mill grid and add obscurity. Mix well... That's perhaps unfair of me because the uk locations red herring is a nice sub theme, and I hadn't read the book, but if youre looking for feedback: I've always found that solvers find the grids harder than I think they will. I got the skewes one (with repeated guesswork- had never heard its fourth member) and the bible one. (3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15530: Poor. Submitting the same word twice invalidates the grid (3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15526: @Avery I don't understand why the second one wasn't accepted (I tried it myself and it worked). For the homophones group, the key word was "food" or something similar, as you needed to recognize them as homophones of that specific category of words. (3 weeks ago)

Sqiggle @ #15431: What's the problem? A really good grid. Well done. (3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15532: Clever, but far beyond my capability. (3 weeks ago)

Carol @ #15049: no book called wisdom in the bible (3 weeks ago)

Avery @ #15518: I typed in the word portmonteaus ughhhhh (3 weeks ago)

Avery @ #15526: So I wrote "homophones" for the first one and "world _" for the second one and still got no points. (3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #15518: Im not sure how 'Pakistan' Is a portmanteau, but other than that, pretty good. (3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15523: 10/10. Very enjoyable, thank you. (3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15526: Really enjoyed this one. Thank you. I'll forgive the peas ;-) (3 weeks ago)

Only One @ #8822: This grid is the work of a superior idiot. (3 weeks ago)

Matthew @ #15236: I disney know my Disney (3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15527: Saw the cars even though cruiser got in the way cold was easy guessed the other 2. 1st ten I’ve got for a while (3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15531: Doctors eventually then nothing (3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15532: Bible one straight away then ziltch .hard one (3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15530: Cheers (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

DorianGray @ #15532: Please leave constructive criticism :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15531: Hi Link99, thanks for reworking this. I had to look up the Ocarina connection. Nice grid. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Chris @ #15526: Really good grid, well done (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15519: Haha cheers. I was reading about the Spielberg thing the other day and I couldn't help but put that into a grid. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15523: 8/10 enjoyable. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15521: it didn't take Microsoft office (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15509: 10/10 straightforward. no tricks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #15518: Very good grid. Scored 6/10 but it could easily have been 10/10, I just couldn't sort the Bell and Ocean groups out at the end when I was down to 3 lives. Nice one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Link99 @ #15530: I fixed it, the corrected version is Grid #15531. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Link99 @ #15530: Thanks for pointing that out, I'll submit the corrected grid. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

whirligig231 @ #15509: For the record, "Remington" has one M. Otherwise, a great grid; the "scand" category was genius! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15530: Strange x 2. You'll have to explain the Ocarina answer. Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Carol @ #15095: fantasy characters - no explanation of connections!!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15529: (I'll try again). Nice one, with a bit of World Cup thrown in. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15529: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15528: 2/10 very UK centric. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Joe @ #15529: Not good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15525: I make grids (some good, some not so much) under the name urbanbaboon. I sign all comments @urbanbaboon, which is my twitter handle, if someone wanted to have a back-and-forth discussion about the theory behind board building in real time, or in depth, or in a better conversational place than these comments. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15525: 5/10 Some clever concepts. Some room for improvement Constructive Criticism here: The Sklodowska line (which I got on the back end) is a group that is valid but pretty obsure. When you've got a group you like that a bit out there, you don't have to make it doubly hard by using a maiden name (you get 4 clues, generally there should be one "easy" one to gain a foothold on a concept, and conversely no more than one very hard one). Accuracy is important and El Greco, really doesn't fit the answer. People get bogged down, and there's nothing worse than pegging the idea, getting three of them, then covering the board to get all first names in, only to find you were right about the idea, but an answer you correctly precluded was somehow included. On the positive side, I didn't get the Ricardo line and I found it to be the kind of clues that when I found out the answer, you have to tip your cap to the creator. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15529: nice one 10/10, didn't know the C-G swap on the one name. Banquo is from Macbeth. Some nice concepts. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #15520: Nothing wrong with erring on the side of generosity (a dangerous statement, I know). Nice herring, which did for me (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Endpapee @ #15526: True but it’s such a common dad-joke pun it was easy enough to spot... enjoyed the different stresses group! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #15522: It's a well known symptom of a lack of proof reading. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

nope @ #15522: what's a tennis table bat? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

nope @ #15526: peace doesn't sound like peas in any accent (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

The Truth @ #3851: You fucking idiot, huffy. What even is the point of you? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

The Truth @ #3863: You piece of shit, bennie (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Steve h @ #15516: 3 good lines not sure about the death one (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

oncon:) @ #15525: Please give constructive criticism and tell me what you think :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #15522: nice grid. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Link99 @ #15523: Fun fact: Forty is the only number that has the property shared by the items in the "Forty" group. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15523: A lot of fun - but I never would have got the "Forty" line :-) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Steve h @ #15519: Did it .spielberg was clever (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

SeJuis @ #15523: Enjoyed it, thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15523: The "Forty" group is utterly inspired! A great grid, a healthy amount of crossovers and very enjoyable. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ian @ #15509: Same here JonBob, nice grid though (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15520: @Link99: Probably a bit of a catch-22, as "i" is likely to be quite a common answer for those who spot the connection, but as you say it opens up any word beginning with "i" as a correct answer. I didn't take anything off my rating for the grid's quality because of that, and I awarded myself an extra point, so no harm done! :-) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Steve h @ #15523: Chance line was good (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Link99 @ #15520: I didn't put "i" among the linking terms for that group because, if I'm not mistaken, it would make any word starting with "I" acceptable. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15520: Quite straightforward but still enjoyable. "i" was not accepted as an answer for the "Pad" group, which seems a little unfair. Otherwise a good grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15506: A good amount of crossovers make sorting the groups a challenge. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #15506: Pre also means before, and is more widely used in English to mean that. Using Pro like that is more of a Latin thing for the most part but is used in English as well. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15518: Ask and you shall receive ;-) I really like the "Pakistan" group and the "Key" group (I've actually been trying to find a way to work the latter connection into one of my own grids, so you beat me to it!) I would question whether "Garlic" fits the given connection for its group, and the connection for "Sun" group feels a bit vague. Enjoyable overall with some good ideas, I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15519: Straightforward but with enough challenge and some nice crossovers. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jim Karna @ #15508: Points made are valid, but still a very good grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Link99 @ #15508: "Stroke" was meant to be a crossover between the two categories, I just didn't realize that the grid had two valid solutions. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

flame @ #15518: Give me feedback! Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ricky @ #15512: The consecutive vowel link was pretty broad imo, but other than that, this is a fantastic grid. Nice job with the two sets of red herrings (scissor-paper-stone and the four elements). (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

James @ #15482: A perfect mix of fun and challenging. This might be my favorite so far. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

SPP @ #15188: This was gay and not the good gay (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ricky @ #15508: Great grid, loved the categories; they were all easily accessible. As Bob pointed out, you can stroke with your hand, so "Stroke" and "Wave" are interchangeable. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15512: Two different consecutive vowels, eh? Could kick myself for not seeing that. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15514: This may seem familiar: I corrected the egregious mistake from a few pages back... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Orlando @ #15500: Really? Must be tough looking at the front page of your newspaper in the morning. There is a reason for it. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15513: Uk specific knowledge required... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dude @ #13485: Really enjoyed it (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bob @ #15508: Good however you can stroke with your hand (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

LB @ #15506: I always thought before was pre.....as in prenuptial, prenatal etc?? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

GTB321 @ #15495: Should have done better but I was convinced one of the categories was houses (tree, white, green, haunted, work) so wasted time on that. One of the best I've played on here (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe @ #15500: ALL CAPS IS ANNOYING (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15498: Nice ideas, some of which i might steal. Minor quibble in that groups like the bowling alley group can stick out if surrounded with shorter clues: even if one cannot immediately discern their exact nature the nature of the ruse is transparent. But 4* feels a little ungenerous. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15509: Not hard to sort out due to the lack of crossovers, but the "Sod" connection escaped me. Lovely. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Natalie Tern-Doubt @ #15504: That was good, but very tough. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

David @ #69: Easy groups, tricky connections. Bit harsh to not accept rock for the metal genres. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Orelinde @ #11533: Park Lane is purple, but it was so clever let's ignore that... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Orlando @ #15506: 4/10 for the links. Spotted three groups from the start but couldn't find all the members. Cheers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15423: If you're going to do musicians, at least pick a group that people are likely to have heard of. This so-called band can't even spell properly! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15457: A few too many crossovers make this less enjoyable than it could have been. I like the theme running across three of the connections. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #15498: Loved it. "Bonzo" let me into that group, and "Bowling Alley" was actually my in to the "Sewing Kit" group. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15494: A shame about the typo, but other than that a well constructed and challenging grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15458: Very easy, a few crossovers would have made this more engaging. I got lucky on answering the "crustaceans" group exactly as you'd input the answer, so just take care on future grids with your acceptable answers as urbanbaboon has already mentioned. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15503: Cheers for comments. Agree with you on that one, in fairness, Orlando. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15487: Agree with the "Horse" and "Police" quibbles, which could have been easily resolved. Otherwise an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15505: Completed defeated by this grid, but very well put together. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15505: Listed as fiendish (at least when I played it) and it is. 0/10, very specific knowledge required. Not a bad thing as such I suppose though it does limit the audience. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #15503: A rare 10/10, a bit of guess on the Victoria line though. Excellent grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15505: Agree... actually all but the Nelson line require pretty specialist knowledge! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15504: Never heard of sage in this context... nor fair, to be fair! The Julian group would sit better if they weren't already names. Thanks for setting :-) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15503: Thoroughly enjoyed this one! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15501: Easy, but fun. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Orlando @ #15488: The palm/pom homophone is perfectly ok. In Standard American English the vowel sound in eg "god" is similar to that in the English pronunciation of "guard". Still a fiendish link though. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Peekay @ #15505: Easy? The last line is a massively obscure piece of info, and one line requires very specific knowledge (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15503: Excellent. Very well put together. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Orlando @ #15503: Very enjoyable and satisfying -particularly so because I managed a rare 10 on a tricky grid. I'd certainly heard of butterfly..., and I'd guess that the Glasgow item would be the most obscure for US solvers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Orlando @ #15456: Fair enough. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Peekay @ #15479: Explanations are incomprehensible (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #15503: Top quality. It's harder than it looks to find a convincing crossover for every line (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15503: Good gridding. Butterfly isn't obscure IMO. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15456: Theres at least one.:-) I enjoyed it* but I can understand the low ratings as theres no chance of getting that group unless you remember discworld footnotes. It's going to give an "Oh" monment not an "Ah" moment. *briefly (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15501: Excellent grid. Scored 6/10 but it could easily have been 10 with a bit more luck and/or forward planning. Got the McCoy and Cooper links mixed up. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15500: Perfectly playable, and most enjoyable. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #15499: Easy, but fun, but easy, but fun. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15500: Brilliant! I was sure I had one group with a color before each word, and another group with that same color after each word. I thought that was a really neat grid idea. But both were false groups! Flummoxed me. :-) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

acriter @ #15488: Thanks for the suggestions. "Chest" as a verb seemed uncommon enough that I was happy with the groupings, but I now agree that "verbs" is too vague of a theme in the first place. Palm as "päm" seems to be the far more common pronunciation of the word, but it may be a bit unfair. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

anon @ #15498: "synonym" acceptable? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

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Orlando @ #15500: There aren't any crossovers at all, just a false group. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #15499: sun, moon...…. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15500: Far too many crossovers to be playable. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

You @ #600: Go fuck yourself (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Orlando @ #15498: Entertaining grid. Mostly baffled by it. Very tricky herrings. Liked the consternation link. Didn't see it though. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15488: (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15493: Reverse Ditto, as this will be above the others (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15498: 4/10 some clever ones here. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dangus @ #15262: In the connection you even say you need additional skills for the decathlon, so you should really accept track and field specialties considering that's exactly what they are. Other than that nice wall! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ian @ #15494: Nice grid, thanks, didn't get the National bit and missed the Typo :-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15493: Two very esoteric groups which I would never have spotted (I'm assuming the same two as FirstGofer and Only Me!) Some nice crossovers amongst the clues. Thanks! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15488: @JonBob: Exactly what FirstGofer said. The problem is really with the connection of the "Butter" group - with a connection that broad you run the risk of other clues fitting into it without even realising. I agree with FirstGofer's feedback that there are simply too many red herrings for a couple of groups - something of which I've definitely been guilty in my own grids in the past. Getting the balance between an enjoyable hard/fiendish grid and three minutes of hitting and hoping is certainly tricky. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15493: FirstGofer, I hear you! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15493: Strangely proud of not identifying 2 groups! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15488: To Chest: verb - to propel off the chest in football. My issue was that there are 8 that could fit into the Chest group... and seven into the Rubber group which made it a matter of luck getting the right combinations. Palm and P** is a stretch! Thanks for setting! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15494: There is a typo, sorry! Louis should be Louise. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15487: Agree with kittymcg... dropping the The in Police is a bit contrived. There are so many one word bands that would have worked better. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15489: Really liked it, though I'm skeptical of "gross" fitting its group. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #15488: @Lebamski: I don't see the "chest" problem, because it doesn't fit in the "butter" group. Or is there another UK meaning of "Chest" I'm missing? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Anon @ #15486: This would be a great grid but I feel that the "Side" group has some tenuous answers. Otherwise fantastic (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15488: Thanks for the grid. The "Dough" group connection feels unconvincing, and the "Butter" connection too broad. Also, you could swap "Chest" with two of the answers from the "Butter" group and still fit the stated correct answers, which means the grid actually has more than one way to correctly solve it which is frustrating. Very challenging though - I look forward to seeing future grids from you! :-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15489: Managed full marks on this one. Some nice crossovers and a good variety of connections. An enjoyable and well-constructed grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

smorltork @ #15455: Elegant and appropriately challenging. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15489: Great fun. Well constructed and clever. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Diane @ #7378: Netune should be neptune (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Diane @ #13055: Needs exact wording for connections (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15488: Hmmmm. You're saying Palm-Palm sounds like xxx-xxx? Here in the UK it doesn't. Note to self - take author's location into account before starting. You've just added a new dimension to my puzzgridding! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15489: Nicely challenging. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Blues @ #15481: Thank you all, very encouraging. Toast: How odd that your two masseurs should be Angela and Jacinda (Does Angela look like Angela?)... With regards to Wiz... listening to the cursing coming from the cell next door would suggest its going to be a while, keep sending the food parcels. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #15419: Yet another 7/10 missing the Polo connection. Very clever and neat grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #15487: Good grid. Scored 10 to boot. The kitten group was excellent. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ricky @ #15488: Pretty decent grid! My biggest issue is the verb category; it might be a bit too broad, but that could just be me. For a first grid, this is pretty good. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Link99 @ #15487: Well, I think that this grid would have been better if I had replaced "horse" with "castle" (and in this case, it wouldn't refer to the rook, but the "castling" move) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

acriter @ #15488: Probably should be fiendish... my bad. It's my first grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15484: 4/10 some true curveballs there. a tough one. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15485: 10/10 I enjoyed the expansions into different kinds of associations than we normally see here. Nicely done! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

anon @ #15480: Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a man (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15487: 10/10 liked it, harder than my score shows. I've coached middle school (grades 5-7) and though horse isn't right, it's surprising how many kids learn it that way. Rooks are sometimes called "castles" too. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

kittymcg @ #15487: Sorry to nitpick but the band is The Police. I can also find no references to the knight in chess being known as the horse in English. I enjoyed it otherwise, thank you. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #15487: 2/10 Hmmm tricky one for me. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

CJ @ #1708: I typed "anagram" for the anagram group but it said I was wrong for no reason. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15485: 5*- Burger was genius. Didn't help I thought the papal decree was a fiat... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15485: Clever and fun. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

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Ian @ #15485: Great grid, some clever links, thanks (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Orlando @ #15476: Nice one and pretty hard too, especially the breeds. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Orlando @ #15485: Another enjoyable grid - not too easy but very doable. Clever false group but didn't find it distracting. 10/10 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Link99 @ #15485: Really liked the "car brands" red herring. You should have given better explanation for the connections, though (not all clues are "places") (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15481: great grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #15484: I found it tricky, spent too much time looking for cricket connections. The US/UK divide aside a very cleaver grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

duckling drama @ #15480: Snape is in Suffolk... (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ant Guy @ #566: Proper good one that one (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kirstie @ #15468: Good wall pal! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fiddy @ #15480: Sydney suburbs? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15479: 4/10...read answers, still confused a bit. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15481: 5/10 Tough one..the definite article in the Queen clue as off-putting, liked the concept, some nice crossovers (the Queen guitarist for one) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15482: 5/10 I liked the difficulty, and out of the box thinking you took and required for the game (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Grumpy @ #525: I said maps. You prick. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Orlando @ #15456: Shame. I was hoping there'd be some Pratchett fans among the solvers. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Orlando @ #15480: Good one but very hard if, like me, you don't know the city in question and even if you do there are some tricky crossovers. Never heard of Snape either but it'll be a misleading item for Potter fans. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bonehead @ #15482: good idea, the name one is very difficult to spot (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #15272: Very good grid and no specialist knowledge needed. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Head Teacher @ #15143: Chill! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Head Teacher @ #15140: A* (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Only Me @ #15481: Agreed. Good one! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

LB @ #15466: Too frustrating to be enjoyable for me :( (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

MG @ #15049: The book of Wisdom is not in the Bible but in the Apocrypha. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #15481: Easy time? Far from it. In fact if it hadn't been for my glamorous assistants Angela and Jacinda remarking on the coincidental inclusion of their names while attending to my poolside massage your return from Parkhurst would have gone unnoticed in my busy day. As it is , welcome! Any idea when Wiz's case comes up for parole? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #15481: Some interesting ideas here! I will definitely quibble with your explanation of 22/7, though I understood the link. "Historical approximation of..." could be a more accurate description. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15481: Excellent. Very excellent! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #15452: Nice to see a fun one in amongst the difficult ones, cheers mate. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15445: Despite the misspelling noted by Quizzer, this is an enjoyable and challenging grid. Managed to solve it, but only got three of the connections. Very well put together overall. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Orlando @ #15478: 10/10 - but only because "kings" was accepted for the Geoffrey line. Liked it. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #15460: Spotted the dogs right away, then it got pretty hard fast. Celery salt is amazing but sport peppers are an abomination. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15478: Two very esoteric connections mixed with two more straightforward ones, which made it easier to spot the groups but harder to get the right answers. Some good crossovers in amongst them. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15460: Very tough, but still enjoyable. Only found one group but spotted another connection after the grid resolved. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #15454: I really enjoyed this, some great crossovers but four clearly defined connections. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kirstie @ #15455: Good for you FirstGofer (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Orlando @ #15466: Not frustrating. I was nowhere near solving it. And you're probably right. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15455: Good one... 10/10 in 24 seconds. Had to think about the snoopy link but twigged fairly quickly. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15460: No, we don't have Chicago Style in the UK... a fiendish puzzle for us here. A measly 1/10 for me, although would've been 2 if condiments had been right. Well constructed grid though (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15462: Agree with all the comments below... counted 8 cakes if you include a cake of soap! 6/10 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15466: It was indeed fairly tricky but you can go group by group. There are only 4 clues that fit "3" [I don't think I agree with your alternate: "three" is not pronounced like "tree" - cf "two", or "guild", or arguably "chord"... - but apologies if that caused unintended frustration :-)]. There are also 4 clues that _only_ fit 1. That left the other 2. It's much harder avoiding alternates if you have shadow groups. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Orlando @ #15466: Baffling but entertaining. Must've been tricky to avoid alternative solutions. I amused myself by looking for one and... two is a one-digit prime while the phoneme /h/ isn't pronouned in "three". But what the hell. Cheers. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ricky @ #15466: Clever idea, and a great use of crossovers. I caught on to the numbers theme fairly early on, but managed to not get a single group. Well done. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ricky @ #15447: Very clever twist on the format; I was also a fan of the "Singer I am" bit. Might've been a little UK-centric, but it wasn't nearly that bad. Well done. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15461: 10/10 harder than my score shows. Your effort and thought is evident. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15462: 4/10 too many cakes did me in (I counted 7) and as Ricky said below, Plankton aren't necessarily animals (bacteria, algae, & fungus can be plankton), just a classification of drifting organisms. I looked it up and the show has a copepod named Plankton. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #15267: Bladed weapons = swords (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15462: Same comment as Ricky! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

#party @ #15462: Sea also good fun tho (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bert @ #15121: Poor Poly (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ricky @ #15451: Really great grid with some fun crossovers; I had an issue where if I entered "neck" as the link for the turtle row it wouldn't be accepted; was it not accepted if it was in all lowercase? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Donald Trump @ #15439: need to sort out the answers... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Donald Trump @ #15448: Loved it - my favourite wall so far! just missed out on 10/10 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15443: too easy... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15456: not for me (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #15462: Yep, enjoyed it. Thanks. (4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15462: Yep, enjoyed it. Thanks. (4 weeks ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15456: nice (4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15462: Nice crossovers; my biggest issue is that "sea creatures" wasn't accepted for the Spongebob characters row. (4 weeks ago)

zac tudor @ #15436: Not a good board Oregano is a herb, the 50% water link is terrible (4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15460: Good categories, with some tricky red herrings; this one was extremely difficult. (4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15460: messed up the Daytona explanation...you probably know anyway (4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15440: 5/10 Good Board the equivalency line relation is invisible if you have American eyes. It made me laugh at myself. (4 weeks ago)

Huw @ #7677: His name is Hawkin rather than Hawkins (4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15452: 10/10...takes a few leaps of faith to do it. fun to play. (4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15458: Nice board, not too complex but enjoyable. I was going to say what Bob said more nicely, as a suggestion for future board, when you have an answer, put in the singular and the plural, or like in this case, instead of Identities, just put Ident, and the design of the game will allow either. Same on the critter line, just write critter and it will accept critter or critters. (4 weeks ago)

David @ #68: Is Sangria a colour tho? (4 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15458: Pretty poor. Getting the groups is trivial as there are no overlaps. But then getting some of the connections is impossible. E.g. The group with the single word description "Crustaceans" doesn't accept "crustacean" as the answer. (4 weeks ago)

She Dog @ #15458: Really fun! (4 weeks ago)

Sqiiggle @ #15445: Clever grid. Well done. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Orlando @ #15455: Thought I was doing pretty well till I got to the fiendish Snoopy link. 7/10. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dude @ #13554: Agree with comments re underground - too specific (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15453: 5/10. Playable, tougher if not UK resident. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15454: Trying to figure out how to make an easy grid, without being boring. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ricky @ #1396: For those expressing confusion in the comments below... In the U.S.A. a "full" mattress is a term for the size of mattress between "twin" and "queen". The terms "double" can also be used in place of the term "full". In the U.S. they refer to the same exact size of mattress. Different countries have other standards for terms and sizes of mattresses so keep this in mind. :) https://www.us-mattress.com/mattress-size-information.html (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #15452: Simple enough once you spot the pattern, which I didn't until the end. Thanks for posting. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15442: Gah - didn't recognise Robert. A deceptively simple grid with tons of potential groups and crossovers. Nice one! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15443: Great mix of categories. Poor knowledge in a couple of areas left me with too many Mary Rose relatives to sort out the groups - and thirsty ... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15448: This was a fun one, thanks. Resolved itself quickly once I'd twigged to the theme (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15448: This was a fun one, thanks. Resolved itself quickly once I'd twigged to the theme (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15451: Excellent, and not just because I managed a rare tenner on one of your walls ;) The V crossover is clever. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15449: Very tough but I liked it. Managed the garlicky group but none of the others. Thanks for setting! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #15447: Very French city, thanks. Appreciated the friendly 'ins' for each group. given a couple of connections were quite obscure and I suspect UK-centric (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Orlando @ #15452: Thought it was very nice too but not so easy. Karen, Carl and the snooker item made it tricky for me and "one thousand" made me look for Ms and Ks. Liked the "popular element". I suppose we're all fond of it. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15452: Very nice. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15451: "Hawaii five O" comes from the fact that Hawaii is the fiftieth state. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Scoobydont @ #3712: Crackin’ (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

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Carol @ #15247: Collective nouns is the expression for groups of animals! I said that but was told was wrong! Hey ho still fun (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #15451: 10/10 Thanks. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kittymcg @ #15317: Great fun. Thank you (1 month ago)

Red Salamander @ #15449: I agree with Mister Tom. That's an extremely weak connection. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15448: Liked the theme running through. Some good crossovers. Liked it a lot. (1 month ago)

anthony @ #15445: a good grid , i got 6/10 (1 month ago)

lil @ #10350: no answers provided (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15449: Disconnected. Dont see anyone getting The Kremlin group. Not your best. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15448: Egg is maybe a UK one but it's kosher. Straightforward despite the overlaps (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15447: I am was clever. Some of the rest was pretty loose (1 month ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15443: good grid (1 month ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15447: Not bad but a few of the definitions are inconsistent ie where it is rather than what it is and missing word instead of definition." Agree to do" is particularly dodgy. (1 month ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15447: Loved the singer I am (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #15443: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15448: 7/10 once you see the first the others follow. Don't understand the Egg, Better than average game here. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #15265: The scar connection is very deep! (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #15262: More minority specialist know!edge required here and surely just athletes should be accepted for the one group and comparative adjectives for another? (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #15441: Superb! Really well crafted. At least three of the categories are simple, common words not obscure knowledge. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15441: Echo other comments really, scored 3/10, didn’t enjoy how difficult it was but did appreciate its cleverness. Cheers (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13689: Great! (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13701: Still doesn't accept 'Monopoly'! Please change this; we can't be expected to write down exactly what you have written. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15443: 3 lines within 30seconds then a blank for the pubs. Not bad (1 month ago)

xoAlto @ #15422: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_bottlenose_whale (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15444: Nothing then 3 answers that will take some beating (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15447: Wasn’t having it at first then saw the will line. 5pts for me .good one (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #15447: I'm looking forward to the comments on this one. (1 month ago)

LB @ #15248: Didn't accept royal children or west end shows :( (1 month ago)

LB @ #15444: Agree with Orlando :( (1 month ago)

CritiqueKing @ #15258: Nice! Semi tricky. Amusing explanations. Also agree with mythical beasts. A- (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15444: 4/10 ...this one isn't for everyone. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15445: 3/10 solid. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15445: Politician line is a good one (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15445: Very nice grid. Got the links but had a hard time sorting the groups due to clever herrings. (1 month ago)

Dave T @ #15446: Had retail outlets which it didn’t give me. No idea on Lrummydashoan Kids (1 month ago)

Quizzer @ #15445: Good grid, but Bismarck is misspelt, which confused me and took me down a different path (1 month ago)

Jon @ #15440: sets were lucky, should have got the queen reference though (1 month ago)

Jon @ #15443: Found it pipsy tbh. (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15431: Calm down ladies (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15444: Got a big fat zero. Haven't heard of most of the stuff in this grid. (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15431: Calm down ladies (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15441: 5/10. Very tricky but i liked it. (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15436: Actually Peekay, I got it (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15433: Animals??? (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15440: Nice one Gerard (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15442: Bit tough like (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15443: 3/10 Maybe it's a USA vs UK thing, but this was really difficult. Reading the answers, I only found the Meridian line, over the top. Decent grid. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #15440: Very nice. Next time try to align your parts of speech a bit better; "Trainers" doesn't fit its category in the same way the other three do, which is confusing and a bit unsatisfying. An item should either be an example of a category, or it should be a wordplay thing (e.g. a word follows this or precedes this), not a mix of both in a single category. (1 month ago)

anthony @ #15443: a good grid (1 month ago)

anon @ #4155: Fave so far! (1 month ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15442: neat & nice (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15443: Two groups (Red Dragon was the tricky one) and four links. Liked it, especially the Green Dragon line. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15441: Brilliant, but very difficult (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15443: Nice, liked this one a lot 10/10 (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15442: Fairly straightforward but very satisfying. Thank you. (1 month ago)

anon @ #8355: docked my score cuz I spelled McCartney wrong. :o( (1 month ago)

Nb @ #15091: Should be Boltzmann. Also that can be swapped with Bell making the solution not unique. Still got it although didn't get 10/10 due to answer recognition (1 month ago)

lindy @ #15436: Oregano is a herb not a spice. No chance getting the cucumber line. (1 month ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15437: Cheers ppl, thanks for feedback * I think I must have played grid 15097 - and unconsciously ripped it off * Lingua Franca being of Italian origin does look dubious * Missing answer in german group is "Weltanschauung" (World view) (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #15437: nice idea (1 month ago)

Hotwheels @ #15440: Great little grid....got there eventually, great crossovers (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #15258: Would have expected "mythical beasts" to be accepted for the legendary animals. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15440: Cheers, Nice to get good feedback :) (1 month ago)

David @ #67: Pretty easy groups but tricky connections, I thought the Becketts were British PMs and the sculptors Italian Artists. (1 month ago)

cat @ #15422: a bottlenose is a type of dolphin not a type of whale (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #15440: best grid for a while, 10/10 but only just, good crossovers (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15440: Should be medium....sorry guys, fat fingers (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15431: Cool. I think I will avoid links based on pronunciation for a while, nevertheless :-) (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #15436: LB, I think it should read 50%. No, I didn't get that right either. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15431: My criticism isn't meant as anything. As a US Fan of the game, there's about 30% of things you all take as common, I literally never heard of. And if you've played my board, I get a lot of grief for being "tremendously obscure." The homophone thing works like that. These should just be chalked up to cultural differences, not taken offence to, nor too seriously, and one can play one of the other 10K boards out there. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15097: 7/10..I'm glad the game makers are putting in this kind of effort & that players aren't discouraging it for being a touch difficult. Thanks (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15431: We can't agree about homophones unless we use a common frame of reference. Standard English and Standard American English are familiar to everyone, including those who speak a non-standard variety of the language. Online dictionary definitions usually include phonetic transcriptions (/fəˈnet.ɪk trænˈskrɪp.ʃənz/). It's easy to check whether two words that are spelt differently have identical transcriptions or not. Otherwise, we'll be seeing more debates like this one. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15437: 6/10 This was certainly a challenge. Meant in a very positive way, unique take on this game, that is much appreciated, because of not in spite of its difficulty. a clear 5 star effort. (1 month ago)

LB @ #15436: Don't get the last one :( (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15437: Have a look at grid !5097. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15439: Good construction but in this context, Sat should be SAT. Had to look up Cat... that should also be full caps. Unless, of course, you went for Gcse. Also, didn't accept synonyms. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15437: didn't get the groups in time, but clocked the theme. Good, innovative grid. (1 month ago)

Endpaper @ #15437: Very enjoyable grid. Since I assume I’m in the company of many fellow pedants and trivia enthusiasts I will add that I was so surprised to see ‘lingua franca’ was in the Italian group that I looked it up. Apparently the language it’s in is in fact called Lingua Franca! This language from around the Levant was the origin of the term ‘lingua franca’, with lingua being derived from Italian and Portuguese, while franca comes from Arabic and Greek. Found that rather pleasing - and it didn’t stop the grid still working well! (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15436: Good luck anyone getting the cucumber link (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #14471: asdf......Lamb doesn't have an L to replace?? (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #14471: Ok , so just realised you meant I's not Is......still stand by the other points (1 month ago)

MB @ #15432: At last - 10/10 ! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #1916: +1 star for "badonkadonk" (1 month ago)

Jon @ #15432: (1 month ago)

chris @ #15432: very good, like the clever way Cluedo names were used but were not part of the solution (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15430: A good grid let down by the double clue. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #14471: Only 1 word from the replace line is actually a word...waist, Isan, Isamb and Tois are not words I am familiar with, but even if they are words, too obscure for guessing. 3 of your Mountain chains are already referred to in the singular, so the clue is redundant, and the 4th doesn't work because Andy is not singular for Andies. American Pie line has references that could genuinely be from anything..nothing specifically ties them to the clue, so no chance of guessing, and Ark and Arc are 2 entirely separate things, so there is no way you can bundle them together just because they sound similar. Not being picky for the sake of it I promise...just constructive criticism. :) (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15431: To add to the Ruck debate... many people say ruck with an 'uh' sound, and rook 'oo' sound. Otherwise, good one! (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15433: Nicely done. Thought the skate group must have had a more specific connection I couldn't spot, but I'll take the points. Liked the Bingo group in particular. (1 month ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15423: Shouldn't that be "EZenough4y'all"? (1 month ago)

asdf @ #14471: The clue with the Ls makes no sense. Iamb does not contain an L to replace, and IAN is a name and should not be included in a word clue like this (1 month ago)

asdf @ #14540: Answers too restrictive (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2004: 6/10..the anagram thing, some interesting things attempted. (1 month ago)

WJC @ #15424: I got three. Apparent after the sorting. Cheers. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15391: 5/10 some ingenuity. I'm unfamiliar with Swan and Odette, but I stillable to get 2 on the front and 3 on the back. solid. (1 month ago)

Binks @ #15421: Too restrictive on the link section (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15432: Liked this one. Good grid. 5/10. Only found one group but the links were clear. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15432: Also 5/10 for me, some bits easy and some bits very tricky. Cheers (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15432: 5/10 interesting mix (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15433: 10/10 got em all, but didn't think it was too easy. A well put together board. (1 month ago)

The Linguist @ #15431: Time for a bath or is it a barth for the hoity-toity or a beth for the Queen. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15432: Quite nice, not too troubling, well set. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #13745: Moors worked for me (1 month ago)

bluetruck @ #15430: Double mobile - very poor (even worse than T Mobile's coverage) Would've been pretty good other than that (1 month ago)

Dave @ #15421: Too effin' wicked hahd. (1 month ago)

leilita @ #15431: Rook/ruck and Porn/pawn homonyms definitely do not work with a Scottish accent either I’m afraid...for a start there’s two syllables in the word “porn” 😂...but I saw where you were going... (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13745: Moors was not accepted. Poor (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15431: How would you pronounce them then? (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #13751: PB....Port is left.....I'm in the Navy, unless I've been turning the wrong way for 27 years :) (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #13751: As mentioned, squeezing Port in to Herring another group is fine, however it has to be valid, it isn't it's a direction as stated.....and also very mean on definitions...battles should be valid, otherwise enjoyed it (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15420: FirstGofer......Yes, see it now.....I'm of an age you know, creaky eyes :) (1 month ago)

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LB @ #15431: Ruck is no way pronounced the same as rook! (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15424: Never heard of a few but stumbled into a full house .not bad (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15431: Really surprised by the comments about ruck. I would pronounce them the exact same way and I'm from near Chester in England. I can't visualise any other way of pronouncing them to not be accurate for the purposes of this question. (1 month ago)

mcg @ #11986: 6/10 missing two of the themes. Tricksy! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15431: Got this out... but ruck? No. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15431: Ok apart from ruck (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15431: @urbanbaboon. Yes, you saw it in grid 15317. As I said in the comments at the time, "porn" wouldn't work with American pronunciation but in Standard English the R isn't pronounced before a consonant sound, making it a true homophone of "pawn". (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15431: Ruck /rʌk/; rook /rʊk/. Only works if you come from oop narth. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #15431: A difficulty compounded by "ruck" which is even harder for me to believe. (1 month ago)

Jon @ #15419: Bit easy to get grid, didn't get -nium (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15318: 6/10 The one line made me chuckle. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15419: Good clean fun. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15431: 7/10 I've seen the Porn clue before, and I still don't believe it. Otherwise, very nice board. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15424: Considering the incredible amount of Soccer that populates this board, I figured Hope to be a gimme. She's got 2 Olympic Golds, 1 World Cup win, and was voted best goalkeeper in the last two World cups. Flying was used to false cross to this line. Can I ask, when y'all watch Only Connect, are you getting all of them from your chair? I find myself patting myself on the back just for finding one sometimes. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15419: 7/10, foiled by polo. Good grid. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15416: Certainly not pointless (as commented below) although that does describe my score for this grid. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15424: Was thinking the same as Orlando... though Han instead of Hope would've helped me! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15420: 2/10... got the 'missing' group and solution but the obscurity of the other groups stumped me. @Peekay... the grid I see has the c in socrates. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15424: Just one group and three links. Some (for me) obscure items like "west", "hope" and ""flying" (why not just "fly"?) prevented me from finding more groups. A tricky one. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15419: Managed 7/10. Well constructed with a fiendish line. Nice one (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15422: 7/10..appreciate the effort on the "hole" line, those types are never perfect. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15420: Took one look and gave up. Couldn't see anything at all familiar to get me started. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #15246: Didn't accept "words elsewhere on grid reversed" but enjoyable all the same. (1 month ago)

Ian @ #15318: @FirstGofer Thanks. I really enjoyed the grid . Sometimes it's fun spotting connections that really aren't there! (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1196: 7/10 pretty simple, but nice distraction (1 month ago)

g @ #15423: easy but pleasant (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13751: Didn't accept Battles! Why not?!! (1 month ago)

Shazza @ #15212: Good grid (1 month ago)

Shazza @ #15219: Enjoyed it (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #15420: You missed the "C" from Socrates which ruled it out for me, and as James stated the other answers were bafflingly obscure (1 month ago)

JamesD @ #15420: For my taste, you've taken a solid core concept but then spoiled it by picking items that are too obscure. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5456: 3/10. A very conceptual board. Skating the line between utter brilliance and a pure waste of time. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #10175: 10/10 due to generous descriptions. enjoyable (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15419: 6/10 some classic Puzzgrid elements here, but done well with nice crossovers, and a challenging final line. (1 month ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #11778: The answers aren't picked up correctly (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15378: Alwight alwight, I see you've played Mozarty Beethoveny before. (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15417: 4/10 and no hope of getting more. The Peep Show characters threw me for a loop, never mind the Potter decoys (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15386: Well spotted JonBob - evidently I can't count! Happily I don't think it makes it any harder to solve that group. (1 month ago)

bluetruck @ #15417: If only kids these days spent more time at the loom and less time in front of the box watching mindless crap like Peep Show and Harry Potter then the country would be in a much better state (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15417: Two good groups but I have to agree with @Joe... the Dobby group is incredibly obscure and Mark just doesn't work. (1 month ago)

Joe @ #15417: loom??? The shops is not called Marks. (1 month ago)

Joe @ #15395: Not good (1 month ago)

Joe @ #15416: Pointless grid... Was a waste of time. (1 month ago)

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Orlando @ #15417: Parts of a loom. Would never have guessed it. And not a single Harry Potter link. Good one. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #15387: Well, "magic" requires a space for that connection to work, and the others can be a single word. I think you're good. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #15386: "Eccles" doesn't fit the description of its group, but I still appreciate what you did with that one and Prove. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #15381: Fantastic shadow group! Threw me for a while before the others clicked. (1 month ago)

anon @ #15378: Magic Flute is Mozart (1 month ago)

David @ #66: Great! Nice range. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #15370: Looks like double quotes currently break grids. (1 month ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15391: Well done to the quiz maker. It reminds me of the great quizmaster, Doroshy (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15389: Tough, scored 3. Too many overlaps for me to sort out but a good grid nevertheless. Cheers (1 month ago)

Misrer Tom @ #15393: Good one. Got nowt for two minutes and then eureka. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15395: If you actually require 4th in the answer, I'd be astounded if anyone gets it. Not a fan of holiday in this category as it doesn't fit the pattern (@steveh - bank holiday). You could have used many things, such as : left, west, piggy, bottle, river, investment? Again, IMO party doesn't fit... neither really does Frankfurt. Sorry! (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15393: Time line then struggled didn’t see happy accident .hard one (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15394: Knew what I was looking for but couldn’t do it .no lines then four easy answers. Well done (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15395: 2 straight away even though holiday bank is new to me the city one I doubt many will get that (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15395: 6/10 Some specific answers needed. Overall good. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15394: 3/10..One very clever line, two about par, one never heard of. Some nice crossovers, not unplayable, but skews to the UK. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15389: Well set... sorted the groups with seconds to go my missed the Angers connection. A fine challenge (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15387: clever and challenging... no biggie on the magic/bulls (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15384: Excellent grid - very enjoyable (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13753: "Cigarettes" didn't work. Why?! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15380: I have no idea why my grids load, but don't work. Tried 3 browsers now :-( (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15393: Didn't see the bang group till the end and didn't see the linger group at all. 5/10. Nice one. (1 month ago)

Luke @ #15344: All the descriptions for connections are wrong: I went with "fly out, go out, take out and eat out", and I thought that's better and more specific; Pence is not a currency - Pound is, and a pence is a coin worth 1/100th of a pound, and Dime is a coin of Dollar, not a currency itself, but the connection of "coin" wouldn't work either, as there isn't a coin of $1. I would be even fine with "words with two of the same letter" if 'mummy' wouldn't have 3 M's. You can do better than that. (1 month ago)

RBR45 @ #15389: got the links but so many crossovers meant couldn't get all the groups in time - good grid. (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15381: Nicely done. I liked the shadow group (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15390: Very good. Couldn't separate the sand from the jam in time but the links were clear at the end. 6/10 (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15389: Very nice. Reminds me of a recent and truly fiendish grid full of women's names from song titles. I spent three minutes looking for an inexistent group of first ladies. This was hard but fair. (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15389: Love the Eleanor Rugby typo. That must be the sport they play in Liverpool ;) A fine grid too (1 month ago)

Misrer Tom @ #15389: Excellent. (1 month ago)

BillyBB @ #15373: Got me on those non-standard nouns! Many thanks (1 month ago)

BillyBB @ #15386: Great grid! Thanks (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15377: Nice one. 5/10 for me after missing the crane group. Like the varied connections and crossovers (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15378: That was satisfying to disentangle. Not sure how I knew the shells group - either osmosis or previous grids! (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15385: I live in Florida, so the Marathon context is more common to me. I chose that one because (1) it's in proper order, and (2) if someone goes for the purpose of "Swimming with Dolphins" which I imagine is a world-wide phenomenon, they are headed to The Dolphin Research Center which is located there. (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15375: Needed a punt on the Pulp Fiction connection for the full house. A quality grid as always - thanks! (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15385: 4/10 for me. Found two groups quickly but whiffed on the orient group, and marathon was new to me in that context. Thanks for the fun challenge! (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15387: I suspect the issue won't trip up too many as the magic overlap is more obscure. I liked this one - thanks for setting it (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15384: 5/10, which I blame on not enough coffee. Ruislip and Kansas are new to me but I should have found the Libra group. Enjoyable links and the shadow set of five is very clever (1 month ago)

Matt @ #15389: beatles line was good (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #15366: This was good fun - thanks. The badger showed the way in and the rest followed quickly (1 month ago)

BillyBB @ #15390: Got 'em just in time! Great grid. Thanks (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13775: Enjoyed this (1 month ago)

MyName @ #7545: Miaow (1 month ago)

Collette @ #7308: Love it 😂 (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13782: Famous???? (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13785: Not Gouda enough (1 month ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15213: A REALLY TOUGH ONE - GREAT (1 month ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15363: MMM TRICKY (1 month ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #8672: ENJOYED THIS ONE (1 month ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15381: TOO SIMPLE (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15384: I was legolas last night and should have tried this then only the archers for me. Good one (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15385: Should have done this one but went up wrong path .pretty good (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15387: If you recognise everything in all the boxes and still can’t do it then that equals a good grid .This one was good (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #15388: The lynx one has been done a few times so once that was done the others become clear (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15386: Ah excellent grid as usual. 7/10, you did me with the Judge line. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13797: Things you can LOSE. Doesn't accept LOSE so no one will get this all right. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13801: Date not allowed and neither was 'Simpson', which is the family name not Simpsons! Rubbish (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13806: Rubbish final clue. Either go with all the orchestral families or do something else. Plus, composer doesn't fit with the other three. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13816: 'Stephen' not accepted. Getting tired of people making basic mistakes like this. (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #15381: Enjoyed it. Now back to the garden. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13820: Farm not accepted!!!! (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #15388: Ouch 1/10. You did say fiendish. (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #15387: Yep, enjoyed this, thanks. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15387: Wouldn't have noticed the mistake as I know nothing about the NBA, which is why I only managed 7. Nice one. (1 month ago)

JamesD @ #15366: Outstanding stuff, truecockney - five stars. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13833: Nice (1 month ago)

anthony @ #15381: a good grid (1 month ago)

thebacklash @ #15265: I'm so sorry that tele doesnt accept i'm only 10 so dont get too angry at me (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13893: The spelling of whiskey is used incorrectly here for all these brands. Poor. Teachers and Islam don't have an 'e' and it's Jim Beam (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13893: The spelling of whiskey is used incorrectly here for all these brands. Poor (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13914: Painting materials not accepted and also, these are clothing brands - they make more than just jeans. (1 month ago)

duckling trauma @ #15366: A very enjoyable grid, thanks. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15387: Apologies in advance as there isn't a unique solution to the grid. Magic and Bulls are completely interchangeable, I didn't consider that Magic could be part of another group. Hope it's enjoyable anyway. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #3594: Pretty good. Enjoyed this one. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #2184: Very easy. Predictable herrings. (1 month ago)

Oghrlando @ #13252: Easy enough. "Calico" was the only tricky bit for me. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15385: 3/10. Saw three of the groups from the start but very tricky herrings stopped me from sorting them out. Good one. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15386: 5/10. Got me with the books and Genoa. (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15384: Aetees: Well you must have heard of The Archers. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13951: 10/10..straightforward (1 month ago)

Orlando @ #15384: (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15386: 5/10 tough but fair. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4567: 3/10..some privileges taken with the language. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15384: As an Englishman, I still don't know who Doris and Dan are. Fun grid never the less. (1 month ago)

David @ #65: Decent, but very media based. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13951: Whisky not accepted which is just plain wrong. Single malt is a whisky, both spellings should have been accepted. Poor. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15373: 7/10. Solid game. (1 month ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15384: 7/10 from an American. I enjoyed this one, demonstrable thought put in, and worth it. Fun to play (missed the Ruislip connection). didn't know Doris and Dan but found by elimination. (1 month ago)

Dude @ #13980: Synonyms of strange not accepted....odd! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15377: 5*. Lots of little distractions (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13984: Martial arts moves not accepted (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15384: Ahhh....that's who they are! Still got 10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15380: Another grid that won't start when you click on begin, like15369, also by FirstGofer. Very strange. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15384: I usually try to keep my grids U.S. friendly but I couldn't resist including Doris and Dan from an iconic BBC radio series. Sorry. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MyName @ #7315: This was almost my first successful attempt at completing a grid. Got stuck on Barry Sheene. Inspired! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15378: Same as FirstGofer. 4/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15374: 7/10...I've learned that if you have a bunch of names and you don't have any Idea, type in Football. Thought this was a clever, difficult, fun board. Won't see too many 10s (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15381: 6/10. Nice fun board. Didn't get Landscaping for the grass line, nor chores for the trash line. Think it's just differences in word meaning across the ocean. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15381: pretty easy but not bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15368: Loved it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15366: Very enjoyable grid! I think you pos wanted the noun version of advice rather than the verb but still worked! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15378: Same - but I quite like it when grammar patterns (in this case I think we had 5 plural nouns) help deduce groups where more specialist knowledge required. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15300: Awesome, enjoyed that. Haven't heard of Pod in this context but it didn't stop me getting 10/10. Cheers mate. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15368: Good grid, gave you 5*. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Story group. Cheers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15368: Good grid, gave you 5*. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Story group. Cheers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15378: A proper toughie for me... no knowledge of the Wild or Mushrooms groups made it very hard to solve. However, a well constructed grid. :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15377: Good grid... the answer to the Super group could potentially (and maybe tenuously) be 'man'. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15373: Yep, pretty easy but also enjoyable. Gave you 5*. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me the Prick @ #15359: The Argonauts IS not A SHIP. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15373: 10/10, 2.36, had to think about 1 connection though. Good beginner's grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15372: One of the farm group was a new one on me, otherwise straightforward enough (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15375: pretty good. Liked the wolf link (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tatties @ #13037: Why am I so horny? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15363: What can i say, best i've seen so far, knew the groups but too many permutations. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15367: However, if you don't know what a Dutch reach is, you're definitely one of today's lucky 10000... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15367: Nah, that's just idiocy... (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15368: Deceptive grid... looked more straightforward than it was. As Ben said, you can switch yard with either Foot or Hand, so several possible solutions. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15367: Only 3... discounted Lewis as couldn't place Son in that group. Have never heard of Reach Oven or Uncle in that context, but that's no reflection on the grid! :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #15368: Yard and Hand/Foot could be swapped and would still fit. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #14101: Totally missed the former name of Salisbury! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #13098: Got the groups but missed the "wings" connection - very nice :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #14742: Absolutely flummoxed me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15370: I GIVE UP!!!! PuzzGrid doesn't like me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15357: Having problems posting - sorry. No idea why :-( (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15361: A good concept that I saw fairly quickly (thanks to Sherbert!). I opted for time related words but missed the solutions to the Splay and Stall groups, probably because have and take seemed related as did Tall and Low. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15368: Nice grid. Found it very tricky and didn't see the link for the ground group till the end. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15359: Record time for me... 17 seconds. Didn't see any crossovers. Didn't accept fish, but I gave myself the point! The original 'ship' was the Argo... I guessed the solution on that one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15369: apologies - having problems getting grids to work. Ignore this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15367: Advertised as easy but found it hard, maybe because I haven't read "The Magician's Son". Phone playing up again? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13991: Ok but the titanic line is odd! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15368: Good in. Nice connections (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15219: Very good but didn't accept " homophones of me, I, you, and one" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15366: good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15355: 6/10. Good one. Tricky crossovers, especially the Grace/Ulysses herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15366: 4 links but only 2 groups. Didn't catch on quickly enough. Liked this one a lot. Different. (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15361: Good fun :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14052: Didn't accept Natalie!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15353: Excellent grid! Thank you (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: @urbanbaboon: There certainly is. I thought about writing "time-related adverbs" in the explanation. Should've put "time " among the keywords. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14052: Didn't accept Natalie!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14053: Types of knot not accepted! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14096: "All use the same letters" not allowed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #473: 10/10 A very easy board, that is still playable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15361: 7/10, think there's a time element to the Snow line (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15363: On second thoughts... you can switch these round, eg put charlton in the england group, law in the man u group and wilson or callaghan in the pm group. So not a valid grid im afraid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15336: I clearly need to stay in more! Only heard of one or two of these :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: @Mister Tom: Didn't see it myself but glad you liked it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15363: Forgot about Law, damnit, and so was roundly defeated (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15359: Disconnected. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MR R @ #15355: Loved this one - my Joyce isn't great (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15361: A little harsh! Although it was pretty straightforward when you saw it. I liked the shadow group of words which changed their pronunciation when beheaded. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #98: Great fun! A pleasure to complete. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #15353: Good one! Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15359: Didn't accept fish :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15359: Managed a 7. Tough to get 10 when the last line had three boats I'd never heard of and one that wasn't a boat. Enjoyed it anyway. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: Another trivial trick. Easy if you see through it. And as for "sherbert",well, it's spelt that way in the Urban Dictionary. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7832: 5/10 considering the designer isn't a natvie English speaker it's more impressive than that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7088: 7/10 when they are all last names, it's always tougher than it should be (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15359: 4/10...decent little game (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15357: Haven't seen the grid. Clicked on the begin button but it didn't. Strange. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15199: (1 month, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15199: nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: Got them all right pretty quickly, but according to you 3 of my answers were wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: (1 month, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15314: Nice Puzzle Jo Jo (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: (1 month, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15328: Great puzzle Danel (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15355: Pretty easy if you knows yer Joyce (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15353: 5/10 some clever stuff here. A very nice effort. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15354: 3/10 50% clever 50% sports. Pretty Good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Missus Tom @ #15353: Excellent grid, nice work!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15355: 6/10..Straightforward & enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hector @ #15355: I liked. Cracked it with seconds to go - nice misdirections (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15353: Saw the groups,except for sofa, from the start, but couldn't sort them out. Just 3 for links. A hard one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15353: 3/10, mostly outside my sphere of knowledge. Well put together. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15353: Goya, not you hiya, in the explanation. Damn phone clearly has no time for art. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15277: erm... gray isn't exactly a homophone, but an alternative (US) spelling of the colour (I mean, color) grey. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15280: Not sure Chess is actually a sport... (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15350: Glasgow isn't a capital, the Root group could also be England. Needed some crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15349: didn't see a crossover... think with all the options you gave for the hungary line, you could have just accepted countries! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15340: @Mister Tom... I thought about that and was considering Savage, but didn't want to be a) too obscure or b) lose my herring (not a sentence I've ever typed before!) (1 month, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15329: DIDN'T SOLVE THIS ONE ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15332: REALLY LIKED THIS ONE (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15348: Any of these groups would have been fine individually I think! But collectively this Felt more a test of knowledge than a great grid. (As it happened I had most of said knowledge and got the groups out in a minute or so... :=P) (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15351: 10/10 Pretty good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15348: Got them by luck but the answers were far too tricky (1 month, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15349: The grid was great but didn’t agree with some of the answers though (1 month, 1 week ago)

coward @ #15342: 'synonym' should be acceptable answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9570: 5/10 terrific. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #281: 10/10 Remarkably good..fun to play. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bernard @ #12144: Interesting one! And certainly fiendish! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bernard @ #15351: Great! Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ezra @ #3998: How naive of you to believe the band's explanation for their name being derived from a jam made by grandma! Pearl Jam is a humorous euphemism for sperm/ejaculate! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7078: 0/10 another contender for most difficult board on Puzzgrid (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7837: 2/10 this might be the most difficult puzzle I've seen here. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #10112: 10/10 some different concepts here, nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #12144: 4 of 10..difficult, but reasonably fair (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15324: 2/10 very very difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15188: I didn't allow fables to get credit because the fables are all attributed to the same person, and there are other fables out there (I live in the Deep South USA, and we have Uncle Remus, for one). Considering the difficulty, maybe I should've let this pass, but this was my reasoning. (1 month, 1 week ago)

You @ #15323: You didn't spell Meghan right. And that's not even one of the five worst things about this grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15349: 6/10 easy fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15349: Wouldn't take European. Feel like I've been Trumped. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15349: Ah I see Mr Trump has introduced you to classic American literature. A simple grid but fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #15350: Glasgow's not a capital (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15348: duval is easier than Hamilton - at least David Duval has often been among the leaders in many major tournaments. Never heard of Todd Hamilton before now (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15350: easiest yet 2.26 10/10. Should have had some cross-overs (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jkorda @ #15320: Took me a minute! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15340: The wakeman group are also all musicians if you go far.enough back... but i guess the red herring should have given.your intended connection away. Good.grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15349: Only one crossover I could see. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15350: Didn’t really work for me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs Inman @ #15348: Too obscure.. neither a 'Pool fan nor a golfer! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs Inman @ #15349: Very good puzzle! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15348: the Duval line requires very specialist knowledge... to be fair, as does the Hunt line. Other 2 I got quickly. :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

disappointed @ #15344: pathetic. 2 of the same letter in them and verbs aren't good reasons to be a group (1 month, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15328: Sorry about the moods (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15344: This didn't really work for me... esp. the euro line and the Yay line which didn't follow a pattern. The take line could have had the solution 'followed by up' and is very vague. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15340: Very nice grid. Seemed tough at first but managed a 10 to my surprise. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15343: 4/10 The Wales line is rough. Solid game, mostly easy, lots of redherrings, tough to get em all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15342: 7/10. Lines like the Top line require a lot of options for answers. But a nice game. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15340: 6/10 tough board. Nice diversions (1 month, 1 week ago)

Flanners @ #15338: Loved it! took some dredging but got 10. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15324: Fiendish indeed, athough "queen" wasn't accepted as an answer for the relevant group. Some novel ideas in this grid which I enjoyed though. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15341: Same as Aetees... and I typed the plural for the Ring line (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15333: Very enjoyable with some good crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15336: I spotted all the connections after the grid was resolved, but it baffled me for most of the three minutes. Very enjoyable and well constructed. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15341: Shame that it didn't accept homophones for the Sicks line or the singular for the Ring line but a decent grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15338: A very specialist group which defeated me. Definitely fiendish! Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15337: Somehow managed all four groups despite knowing next to nothing about cricket. I also guessed "rabbits" for the "Peter" group Orlando. A good grid, but could do with further refinement in the connections as FirstGofer says. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15339: Certainly not fiendish as advertised. "Shrews" is a typo, which is a shame as it threw me off the connection. Also didn't accept "princess" for the relevant group. With a bit more attention to detail this would be a fun easy/medium grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15338: Gave up! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15337: Got the groups sorted in 22 seconds as no crossovers but, personally, i think the solutions need to be a bit broader. Australian test cricketers and English test cricketers are correct too. Put Shakespearean characters... not specific enough. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15336: bamboozled by this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15335: Liked this one - well set (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15329: Got the fish, and the Quad group quickly despite the spelling mistake... scull, not skull. Didn't accept rowing teams... they're not actual boats. The other 2 groups where way beyond me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15328: Fairly straightforward, got the groups quickly. Didn't accept 'moods' though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15332: Ingenious. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15322: A toughie for me, due to my lack of US pool... well set! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #583: Fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Me @ #15333: Too hard for a Wednesday (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15318: @Ian... you've made me smile, a lot! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15337: Very hard if you don't follow the sport in question. Thought the Jack and Peter group were rabbits. Ah well. 2/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15338: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15338: Too hard. You might at least have put Lucy and Eleanor in the Michelle group to get us started. Spent the time looking for American first ladies based on Martha, Barbara and Michelle. I'd be surprised if anyone manages to sort this lot out. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15336: Saw a couple of groups from the start but the crossovers and some unfamiliar names kept me clicking till the end. Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15331: 6/10 All 8 Countries fit in one category. Red Herrings are good, but once you get past 6 on a topic there's too many combos to sort. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #568: 7/10 good mix of topics & difficulty (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #386: 4/10 Well crafted, tricky but fair (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #404: 7/10 the doctors got me good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #403: decent little game 7/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15333: Lucky to find first group, no idea on the Mc's except Escher (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15335: Very nicely done - and good work on the accepted clues and explanations too. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15333: Good one. Liked the link for the rabbit group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15331: Things in China felt a bit tenuous and ninja shouldn't be in the group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15328: Hard but fair (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15329: Fish straight away then dead end for me footballers very hard (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15331: Failed on the countries the other two no problem (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15332: Did it pretty quick,not bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15333: All but the mc’s for me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #11691: Wunderbar! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Collette @ #15334: I like! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15266: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Collette @ #15332: Inspired! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Carley’s mum @ #15317: Far too clever for me! Satisfying answers (1 month, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15327: I thought ' weighed down' would be acceptable? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15300: Nearly slipped up (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15281: Enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15326: Good! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Goatboy @ #15328: Nice!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #15318: Liked this grid Only 7/10 as I didn't get the airlines. I was wondering if they were punchlines of bad jokes (Where's she from? Alaska/I'll ask her, How many ears does Spock have? The left ear, the right ear, the final frontier). Or maybe they contain names of middle aged men: Al, Ron, Del, Ian! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15316: I haven't done one in a while. I'd be fixated on the fact that if you drop qu from quadric, you get the name of probably the most memorable Doctor who companion Adric. Admittedly not my best work, but one I wanted out of my head. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15327: Managed 7 despite the mistake. Liked the laden link. Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15327: You added the extra H in the wrong place - but there's still an SI unit in there... (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15326: "The name's F - the letter F" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15328: Good fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15328: Good fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paratus @ #15324: Sorry, the titles of the groups didn't come through somehow. They are: UK Comedians past and present UK Shadow Home Secretaries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Queen (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15317: @Mister Tom: Grassy arse. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15319: Looked hard at first glance. Then it didn't get any easier. 3/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15318: 7/10. Didn't know the airlines. Liked the links link. The only limit to this puzzle format is the setter's imagination but I don't see many that can be described as original. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15270: Very easy as advertised. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15317: Knot the wurst (1 month, 1 week ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15319: Good Gridding! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15319: A shame "online" wasn't accepted for the relevant group. Other than that, a very enjoyable and well-constructed grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anna Dapter @ #15322: Great stuff, well done! I was getting there, but ran out of time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Carley’s mum @ #15270: 3 were very easy but embarrassed to say I did not get the wolverine link (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15319: Very well put together, and completely fair - which can be tricky when trying for something 'high-concept' like this. Hats off to you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15318: I loved it - tricky, but then one suddenly sees it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15317: Lovely stuff, well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15316: I feel this would be improved if you picked slightly more obscure groups and then better-known members of them, rather than quite obvious groups and then members that many people won't have heard of. The way this grid is put together, it's just a matter of pot luck whether a player is aware of this arcane knowledge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JK @ #14891: Loved it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15318: Thumbs up.for originality even though by definition you were avoiding it... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15312: A nice idea, but this grid proves why it's so tricky to have four "words before/after" clues in one grid. "Count" and "Stand" could be swapped directly and still fit the stated connections, so the grid technically has more than one correct answer. As others have already pointed out, there are other connections which could fit the correct groups, which makes the grid a bit too frustrating overall. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15318: This is all getting a bit meta now with the Cluedo line. Caught out by my lack of aviation knowledge in the end. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15316: Agree with Orlando, the 'odd' phrases gave away an otherwise clever connection. As I spotted the "Rose" group very quickly too, the other two groups fell into place quite quickly. I enjoyed this overall, but it could have been refined a little further to add more challenge. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15317: I enjoyed this one. As you say, once you recognise the common theme the clues fall into place quite quickly. Still, a great concept and good fun. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15318: A tough grid. I spotted the "Juliet" group immediately, but couldn't untangle the other three. One group connection feels too tenuous and open to debate, but the other three are great. Enjoyable overall. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15317: Excellent concept - took a minute to figure out the theme, then the groups came quickly. Clever! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15316: 10/10 with 59s remaining. Thoroughly enjoyable. :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15318: Oops... changed a 'tile' and forgot to change explanation. Doesn't affect group or solution though. Apologies! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15316: Just 3/10. Got the Moe and co straight away because the phrases were so odd they could only be hiding something. Spent the rest of the time time fruitlessly searching for gardens because I knew two of them. A tough one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1792: 4/10 ok game (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7793: 6/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15317: PS. Should work for Americans too, apart from "porn" maybe. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9293: 10/10 nice and easy, even with the one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15317: Hopefully this won't be too hard once solvers catch on to the theme. Warning: regional accents may vary. All of these clues work with Standard English pronunciation so please don't tell me how they are pronounced in Northumberland or wherever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15311: Finish flag confused me! Fun grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15305: Enjoyed this... didn't get the anderson connection. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

HJGB @ #15301: Good grid - though might be worth changing to sett :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15300: Simple but enjoyable. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15310: Not so keen on the fort link. Much harder when the mystery word can come before or after. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #28: 4/10 You can sense the effort. Nicely done (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15303: 4/10 don't know the rhymes. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15310: 7/10 this one's pretty good (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6873: 6/10 if you don't want to think too hard (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6909: 0/10 you might like if your a big soccer fan (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6891: 4/10 lots of soccer (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6913: 10/10 solid work (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7022: 5/10 okay. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7031: 4/10. a fine line between clever and... (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15310: Beautiful grid - don't hide your light under a bushel! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5996: 7/10 some creativity, not difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5998: 4/10 reasonable (1 month, 1 week ago)

NevBell @ #15315: Nice grid. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15311: Liked this one. Once you catch on to the theme, it's not too hard. Currants and the finish flag were nice touches. I imagine I'm not the only one who was guessing what colours might be flying in Finland. (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #15315: Good one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15305: Clever googly crossover. Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15285: 7/10 Missed the same thing as urbanbaboon, and for the same geographical reason. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15311: 10/10 I liked the attempt relations that aren't as common as normally used here, yet approachable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15312: 6/10, the words used are too common. The Blow group could be "Out"- no credit The Down group could be "Take" or others - no credit (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15312: Indeed, it's often tricky to use common phrasal verbs as they work with a number of valid solutions. I had the same group as "back", which also fits correctly. Still, a jolly well-made grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15311: Quacking aside I enjoyed that. Sound theme well delivered. Not too tricky but good fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

duckling drama @ #15311: marvellous grid quack quack (1 month, 1 week ago)

duckling drama @ #15312: I thought the mark group would work as shut...but enjoyed the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15301: My best guess for the peso group was currencies. Ah well, "tweak" seemed unlikely anyway, although I'd enjoy ordering some at the bank. (1 month, 1 week ago)

rrr @ #15188: I put "fables" for the first one, think it should have been accepted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15282: Easy but with some nice crossovers. A shame "tree" isn't accepted as an answer for the relevant group, but other than that I enjoyed this one. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15304: A good solid grid with some challenging crossovers. I don't think you need the disclaimer xoAlto - your stated connections work just fine. I enjoyed this one. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15305: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15304: 5 for me too. Kept looking for a group of elements. The target link was a tough one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15304: Seems a little restrictive on answers for the group with gold in it, but all in all a very nice grid indeed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

cutler @ #15305: good one with googly and anderson they put me off (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #15305: 10/10 in 38 seconds, luck or judgement? I'm not sure. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15305: Lack of cricket and darts knowledge let me down here. Knew there was a group of deliveries but kept including "googly". Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

cutler @ #15273: good one denny (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15303: Just one link short of a ten. Should've seen it as I'm a fan of the genre but unfamiliar Orson threw me. Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15304: 5/10. decent board.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

xoAlto @ #15302: Influenced by at least one article on the news today! 11/06/2018 (1 month, 1 week ago)

xoAlto @ #15304: Sorry!!! Spoiler Alert One of the connections could also be periodic related, so give yourselves a pat on the back if you answered it "wrong"! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15283: Tough but enjoyable. I spotted the "Universe" connection only after the time had run out, and kicked myself over it. A great grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15282: not sure why it didn't accept trees. Also not sure that Sirius is a 'shade' !!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15283: Liked this one... it was mostly harmless! Gave myself 7 as the only connection I missed was the Genesis one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15286: I share the criticisms of this grid that many others have already expressed. However, in response to @urbanbaboon's point, Google tells me that Habana is the surname of a South African rugby player, while it's my understanding that the capital of Cuba is Havana in English, or La Habana in Spanish, rather than straight "Habana" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15301: A real mixture of connections - some very loose, others very specific. A challenging and enjoyable grid however. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

xoAlto @ #15301: Another grid that kids might find it easier to solve than adults. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #15290: 10/10 in 40 seconds. I know my football so as always, it's easy when you know the answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15254: Quite easy, but enough crossovers to make you think. A couple of loose connections, but I liked this grid overall. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15289: Duplicate of #15287 and #15288. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15288: Duplicate of #15287 and #15289. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15287: Duplicate of #15288 and #15289. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15263: Very easy, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. As urbanbaboon says, take care with your accepted answers - "weight" and "currency" were deemed incorrect for the relevant connections. Some nice ideas overall. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15279: Spelling mistakes, factual inaccuracies, no crossovers and correct answers not being accepted. I try to find something positive to say about most grids, but I'm really struggling here. Sorry! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15290: This definitely feels like a specialist football (soccer) grid, as every connection has at least some link to football. A bit more variety would make it more enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15293: Some nice ideas, but a couple of the connections feel a bit loose. Some good crossovers add some challenge, however. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15273: Goo, well thought out grid, my only gripe is that two groups had the same answer, which must be a first for PuzzGrid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Stew Dapple @ #15285: Nice and easy, but good fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13775: 4/10. Afterwards, I feel beaten fair and square. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1070: 6/10 solid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15285: 7/10 missed the Posh line...read the answer...strange. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #136: 4/10 some parts noticeably clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15285: Enjoyed this one, thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5978: 3/10 difficult, again needs very specific answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5979: 4/10 very specific answers needed for credit (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8579: 2/10 liked the tricky Pala line. The Sherry region (Triangle) is named after the wine, not the other way around...name comes from the process. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15268: "comic book superhero accessories" Wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15293: Very much focussed on one area of knowledge: probably not much fun if you arent a fan of the sport. Straightforward if yoU are. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15290: I agree with @urbanbaboon - is it really so hard to keep any one specialist subject to one group per grid? (1 month, 1 week ago)

geoff @ #7764: Appreciate the quiz but do not use IRA killers as a representative of Irish . They have killed and mained innocent people in Ulster and mainland Britain. Thanks Geoff (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #15285: I liked this one .Easy but good.Well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #15288: do you work for the bbc. repeat,repeat,repeat. get a new theme please (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #15289: again with the one m in mohammed and where is chili (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #15290: (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #15290: you say mohamed i say mohammed (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #15293: didn't know sun wolves .but otherwise easy and zebras and lions are not exclusively south african (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7787: 0/10 this one is all Association Football. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7789: 3/10 Admittedly clever, hard to decipher, tough one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3552: 7/10 fell into the airplane trap. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8588: 4/10 out of my culture mostly. the half I could fathom was interesting (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kits @ #26: Indigo is not a French word - crois moi je parle français!!!! It might be used but it's pretty rare... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Seb @ #15284: Cool (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11251: 0/10 from America. Wow Just Wow. (1 month, 1 week ago)

numpty @ #518: Why are 'Groups' incorrect (1 month, 1 week ago)

e @ #15286: Again too much sport in one grid (Sunwolves, Habana, plus an entire sport group): try to mix topics up a bit. The rugby group enforced "club" so rejected my "team". (1 month, 1 week ago)

e @ #15289: Too much sport in one grid -- variety is more fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

e @ #15285: Pretty good. "Iron" and "trotters" had me thinking pig! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15286: 1/10 didn't like this one, not only out of my cultural range, but I think the answer says the capital of Cuba is from South Africa? (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15290: 3/10 A thematic grid, not in my worldview, might be yours (Association Football---Im American) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15289: Second time today that I've seen the same grid repeated. Strange. No football knowledge required to find two of the groups. Just click on the countries (it's spelt Chile by the way) and then the foreign-sounding names. 2/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15283: @urbanbaboon,JamesD: Thanks for the tips. I did write at least half a dozen separated words but it seemed difficult to pin down the idea without using specific phrases so I thought I'd try to preempt the quibblers this time. Personally, I don't write anything in the link boxes. I just look at the explanation to see if it coincides with my guess. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15261: Oh you did me good and proper with the boards. How did I not see that?? Cheers, good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15279: 5/10 Easy to group if you look at the word structure. Captain Underpants was a Dreamworks film also. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15283: 10/10 Thematic game, in which I'm subject acquainted. To James point, say you have a tough time describing the connection, put down everything you think, even if its 4 or 5 words, you just need 1 to click. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2526: 10/10 Decent, nothing too off, nothing too special (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3000: 0/10 This one's a stumper (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15283: Not unreasonable knowledge, given the forum. When struggling to find the connection keywords, try using very short strings of just a few letters. Most people who don't know won't put anything, and you won't get complaints if people got marked as correct despite not knowing. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15279: Are saling and skining popular pastimes in Suriname? (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1821: 7/10 The Jest line could use elaboration, otherwise fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1610: 10/10. Harder than most I've cleared. Took 2:55. A solid, but makeable challenge (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1629: 10/10...Boardgamers has a point. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1690: 10/10 a fun easy one (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1705: 7/10..a touch colloquial. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1747: 10/10 Good Grid, esp for an easy game. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7062: 6/10 solid grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15285: Light 'n' easy. Nice crossovers. Wouldn't have noticed the slip. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15277: Plot twist: in this dialect, G-U-L-L-E-D is pronounced pərpəl. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15285: Whoops! Cheers for pointing it out. Shouldn't change the puzzle too much though. Let's hope there aren't too many fans out there to vote me down :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15260: Fun one, and always nice to get 10/10. Cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15285: Scunthorpe not Scarborough! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15266: Bit too easy, but not not fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15283: Yet another theme from Orlando. Some specific knowledge required for a change but I hope the SF fans will like it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15273: Couldn't sort it out as I'm not well up on footballers and the link for the dogs/places group is dodgy as "dalmatian" is an adjective rather than a place. I seem to be finding lots to quibble about among the latest grids. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15281: Perfectly nice conception. Suffers a bit from being grid #15281 not #281: most if not all of these are old friends :=} (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15282: Matte can be any colour as long as it's not shiny and evergreen can be any plant that doesn't shed its leaves. Sorted it out anyway. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15282: What does Sirius have to do with- oh, right... The writing group seemed disconnected from the other . Otherwise a very good Sunday morning grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Duster @ #7062: good. Ivy league haircuts threw me grrr. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15281: Not bad. Lots of names and an unfamiliar kind of duck but managed a 7. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15279: The same grid again? With the same errors too. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Will @ #15280: Good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15280: Didn't notice any crossovers so easy to sort out despite careless spelling. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15277: 7/10. Missed the song link but guessed the homophones despite the non-standard English. Online dictionaries have phonetic transcriptions in case you ever need to check. (ɡəʊld and ɡʌld) (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2621: 6/10...this is a better board than some of the comments let on. Some nice tricks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4069: 10/10 Strong Board, enough crossovers to be a challenge. Nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #357: 4/10 all on back end. The words as a whole camouflage well. Good board. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2227: 7/10, didn't take palindrome for some reason. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15277: 6/10 a fair grid to play. tough to ace for sure (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14245: "Words that are the same backwards" was not allowed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14245: "Words that are the same backwards" was not allowed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8618: 7/10 found a very clever one. Very Good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2237: 7/10 solid wall...ranks not taken without further explanation (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11410: 3/10 tough and specialized. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2531: 3/10...a UK board. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15265: Didn't accept 'tele' (1 month, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15266: Also rejected leg coverings (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15277: as below - in what dialect is gulled pronounced as gold? New one on me (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15277: Gulled? (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15274: Nothing wrong with a stylish and elegant easy grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15277: GULLED? REALLY? (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #12622: 5/10. I either spelled onomatopoeia wrong or it didn't take. Much better than the comments let on. No one's perfect, but there's a bunch of nits being picked. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14281: Whale not accepted but can follow each word! (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15273: 5/10. I see the argument for diversity. But as I think this is a first time effort...or at least a new creator, it's a solid outing. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15274: 10/10 Straightforward Easy Game. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15270: I say, jolly well done. Users can choose whether or not they want to do a grid that's clearly marked as 'Easy' - or indeed whether they will never bother with a 'Fiendish'. This is a quality grid, and anyone who is upset it's not harder had no place clicking on a link that was labelled otherwise. (1 month, 1 week ago)

monocep @ #12622: Fun grid, I'd ignore the other comments. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15267: Liked this one. "Tin" in the tin group nearly threw me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15273: If you have one group that's based on a specific area of knowledge (e.g. football, dogs), it's less fair to have another based on the same area. It means that someone who doesn't know about that field can never sort out the last two groups. I found half of this easy, the other half pointlessly impossible. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15260: Good one. Very tricky. Didn't notice the "door" group until it lined up at the end. Then the link was clear. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15260: I had fun in the final 8 with the shadow group: point to point, door to door, mouth to mouth, coast to coast. Very clever and well-executed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6: 2/10 Rough board. I can appreciate the efforts here regardless (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15248: 4/10. Everything I missed I felt was fair. Nice mix of topics. could see how the Wheaton line might give some pause. My ease with that was countered with my difficulty with the Henry line (there are cultural differences in players and creators). Solid board. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15259: 4/10 two exceptionally clever lines. nicely done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15263: 7/10. Thanks for the board. Tip: when putting in words the program allows for cutting a word short. Especially with plurals-if one could accept currency or currencies, you can enter currenc, and both will credit. Nice board, hope you make more. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15265: 7/10...the phone line wouldn't accept a four letter answer.. There's an art to putting in acceptable answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15267: 10/10..this morning's new ones are making me feel good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15268: 10/10 Easy, but this game need some sincere easy one for balance. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15270: 7/10...Need more specific answer on Wolverine line. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15272: 10/10 Clear and enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #15260: Great grid the band names made singular was a nice touch. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #4227: Apart from not accepting VW I was happy as Larry. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

gg @ #15266: I like it, maybe relax the descriptions, it rejected "leg clothes" (1 month, 1 week ago)

BadAL @ #8298: VERY HARD (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #12056: Please leave One Direction out of Only Connect. Only joking had me stumped. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #15267: Tin Tin damn and blast! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #2297: Loved the berries. Completely had me stumped. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #3712: Bloody difficult but great grid. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BadAL @ #15266: I like it (1 month, 1 week ago)

dmdmg @ #15268: some dont work (1 month, 1 week ago)

BadAL @ #15272: Very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15268: 5/10, two groups really easy to sort out, and two not so straightforward for someone with zero interest in superhero films. Cheers though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15270: Well, I guess it's nice to have a 10/10 in 30 seconds every now and then to make up for the harder grids, but it would have benefitted greatly from some crossovers. Didn't see a single one here. Cheers though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14282: Biblical men's names not allowed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15267: Yeah pretty easy but I actually missed one connection, the Tin one. The reduplication confused me. Haha. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15267: Easy, but very nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15262: Nice one. Liked the WD link. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15244: Liked the "compass" link. Not so keen on the change-to-any-letter-you-choose kind of connection. Came across beans, packet, dumper and Mersey the other day. The link required a letter to be changed, but to the same letter in each case. That felt like a stronger link. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #2748: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mmister Tom @ #15262: ...Clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #566: Sorry, never played poker. Great grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #7712: Fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #15262: Er.... (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15261: Nice one. Simple enough so long as you're familiar with the Piper group (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15262: An excellent themed grid, thank you for setting. I sorted out the groups but didn't know the specific connections for two of the sets. (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15258: Enjoyable and speedy - solved in 19s, though I was lucky to evade the couple of crossovers. Love the explanations :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15233: Tough one. 2/10 for me after only finding the signals group, though I should have identified a couple more. Agree that 'the 3' feels a little tenuous. The Lincoln connection is clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15237: Fast and fun, thanks Orlando (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15216: Welcome back! This was a fine challenge. Time ran out while I was hunting a shadow group of English cricketers. Missed the Bradshaw connection and kicked myself for not getting the Miller group (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15261: 10/10...75% Easy, 25% not so much. Fun to play though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14766: 5/10 oooh its not half... (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13155: 7/10 missed the pop culture one. Solid game. (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15253: 7/10 the pluralization issue kept me back (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15259: Good fun hide (1 month, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15255: 7/10 from the inclusion of C&S on the one line i knew the grouping, but was curious which faith background these came from. Raised Catholic, I've learned this by differing names. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #3: Tough grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #12745: Great grid fun connections (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15235: Good crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15247: Good fun some great connections (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15250: Great grid should accept beverages (1 month, 1 week ago)

SimperingSam @ #15258: This is amazing! I'm going to show my mum too! I love ladimals (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15253: Same. But frustrating for Bruce to be wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SimperingSam @ #15255: Mum loved it! Got to go bed now tho. :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

SimperingSam @ #15255: Mum loved it! Got to go bed now tho. :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

SimperingSam @ #15255: Nice! That was pretty good actually. Would show my mum. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bacon Butty @ #15253: I got groups in 27 seconds but BRUCE showed as incorrect (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15250: Really fun, with nothing esoteric. Proud I remembered what Squash is since we don't have that over here. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15248: Another one with 2great lines and 2 not so (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15253: v easy but Pevensie should be acceptable for Narnia kids (1 month, 1 week ago)

PacmanPaul @ #15249: Thanks for feedback. Creating grids is tougher than it looks! Respect and gratitude to all Puzzgrid setters. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #15248: Sorry to spoil but this grid is bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #15246: Very good. Continue. Very challenging (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jimbo @ #2621: Rubbish grid anagrams and misspellings in one wall one or other is ok but not both and who knows about curling? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #15253: Bruce showed up as incorrect for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15246: Nice to see an original.idea (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Paul @ #15247: Didn't accept collective nouns (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15252: Simple enough. Another outing for the NATO alphabet. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15253: Very easy one. Could see only one crossover. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15253: Bruce not accepted :( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15253: Quick and easy then didn’t know the wardrobe one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15247: 10/10 a bit shocked. The Will line, I put in "Boy Bands" and got credit. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15240: 3/10. Rarely do I feel more confused after I see the answers than before. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9246: 5/10 A tricky one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15252: As a theme it's been done but Paris made this work very well indeed! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ChrisRossRossChris @ #15247: I agree about the collective nouns point. Otherwise, not bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1620: 7/10 fun...straightforward... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15249: 4/10..One line particularly tough for an American. But nice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anonymous @ #15253: Very good but for some reason bruce wasn't accepted? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15253: For some reason "Bruce" wasn't accepted as an answer for the Bruce group. Other than that, a simple fun grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15251: My severe lack of knowledge about sport made this almost impossible after identifying the non-sport group. The other three connections feel a bit too similar for a non-sporty person like me. I'm guessing others will get more out of it though. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15252: Easy but fun. I awarded myself full marks as "NATO" wasn't accepted as a correct answer for the relevant group, but other than that a well constructed grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15250: I really enjoyed this grid, some lovely crossovers. Particularly liked the "Knees" group connection! Thanks very much! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15249: The "Hyde Park" group connection feels a little forced, but other than that an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #15246: Nice idea and accessible without special knowledge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15246: Why is everyone voting this low? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15230: A tough grid, I managed two groups quite quickly but couldn't separate the other two. An enjoyable challenge. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15231: Tough but enjoyable. I spotted three of the connections, but didn't manage to sort them in time. I was also scuppered by Katy (if you will). Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15229: @Orlando: I take your point on the faint praise - never intended to be read like that, but I can see how it might grate. I'll aim to avoid phrases like that in future :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15248: a well constructed grid, but like lebamski says, be careful with spelling and breadth of acceptable answers. Didn't accept west-end shows and not quite sure of the wording of the Beatrice group (not that I saw the connection anyway!). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15247: good fun grid... my quibble is that it didn't accept collective nouns, but i gave myself the point ;-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15235: Easy, but very well constructed. I enjoyed this one. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15239: Great fun, and well put together again. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15236: Simple but effective. Good fun. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15238: Very easy, but very well put together. I enjoyed this grid for what it offered - and I hope your kids are enjoying them too! Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15241: Simple but good fun. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15248: A fun grid, just take care with spelling and typos. Very enjoyable, thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15246: Another enjoyable grid pitched nicely to make it challenging enough. I look forward to seeing your future grids. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15247: Simple and effective with enough crossovers to add a little more challenge. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15246: Yay! Another 10. The backwards words was a nice touch. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15247: Nice to get 10 for a change. The collective nouns made me think for a bit. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Twiki @ #15227: Grr, can't believe I missed the directions. Cracking grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15247: Excellent again, just one minor quibble and that would be that I've never heard of Brad in the context of this group, and as a result I only got 7/10. Still gave you 5 stars though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15246: This was excellent, one of the best ones I've done recently. Pretty straightforward, all things considered, but still needed some thinking. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15244: Good grid colours cheered me up (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15229: @Lebamski: In my experience (cryptic crossword blogs), sites like this one tend to be insult-free and well mannered although an element of snootiness does creep in. But as you're moderating anyway, could you please do something about faint praise. Comments like "nice try though" can be intensely annoying. Viva el quizzing! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15244: Yep another 6/10 here. I suspect that will be the "mode" score. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15176: Liked this, tho missed the Oz slang connection. Great crossovers... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #48: Great stuff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #1942: I am a super hero too! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #15232: Programming- fair enough. Hard grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1763: 5/10 a solid but forgotten grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15245: 5/10 Mostly well done. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15244: Simple but effective. Good fun. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15245: A shame about the "Sit"/"It" error, as otherwise this is an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bmd34 @ #1555: Should accept Holiday if the answer is Holiday. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15245: shouldn't sit be it? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15229: @Orlando and @Mister Tom: Apologies if my reply came across as harsh, it wasn't intended in that way. In all honesty, my comment was driven by the fact that there are so many corners of the internet where people take pleasure in throwing insults and snooty comments at each other, and I would hate it if this site went in that direction. I don't think it is at the moment, but I much prefer to leave positive feedback about a grid (which is possible for most of them) than comment on why I think it fails. Anyway, let's keep the great quizzing going! :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15244: 6/10 clever in its simplicity. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15232: 2 lines easy for me 2 lines impossible (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15233: Struggled only the rubicon one for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15241: School line was good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15229: I'd be surprised if you'd caused any offence. Why assume that setters are such sensitive souls? I thought Lebamski's "mean-spirited" was rather harsh. Hence the tongue-in-cheek comment below. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15244: Great grid, easy, but very enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15237: @Mister Tom. Nice idea. I could've blamed it on divine intervention if any solvers complained. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15216: Tough but very much on the fair side of it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15229: "Solutionally challenged" LOL. Apologies if bluntness offends: I do try to give constructive criticism, but not sure what one can say here beyond "check through to make sure you don't do that again". 4stars sufggests most people liked it anyway (or just didnt notice). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15228: No worries. I would have been sincerely flattered... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15237: Surprised you didn't include "Diego" in the Charlie group :=) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15239: Will have to get my eldest to have a go... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15238: Performs its intended function.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15237: Good grid I got 6/10 but got distracted after finding two Bruces and three Nevises (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15233: The connections were too obscure for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15238: There's nothing wrong with an easy grid! One or two stars for difficulty is fine. Quality is high, difficulty is low - and that's OK. If you don't like easy grids, don't play the grids marked "easy" :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15241: Well, I enjoyed it! I had not heard of a pinball sweet, but I learned something new. Thanks, xoAlto. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15212: I'm from Berkshire and "One" and "won" are definitively homophones. Maybe you're from Slough. Where the friendly bombs may fall. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11377: 6/10. A sports line could be more than one sport. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15237: 6/10 could've been full 10, didn't like my word for the simple line, and i missed the nationality on another. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15238: 10/10..As far as difficulty I have a hard time giving lower than a 3. Anything worse would seem insincere, but this is the authors intent, and I think these are simple grids executed well where the 2 rating is not meant as denigration (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #3188: Loved this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #98: Fun grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #7062: Typo with fish. Silly me. Great grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8403: Great. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #1396: Great thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8355: Difficult. Fun though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8355: Difficult. Fun though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #6140: Great thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #14733: I did not see any red herrings so completed this very quickly! I, too, was sad that my answer "Apple" was incorrect though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15240: A strange one. I didn't understand the Africa link if there was one, and ditto the theories. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15200: purple has a rhyme too... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15238: Yeah, I think it is general interest; just very easy. And maybe the connections are too broad, but they're not so broad that they defy a definitive grouping. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15241: shame the squeeze line didn't accept synonyms (almost synonyms). If grids are not of general interest, you can opt for that on the submit page. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15236: Lovely. Need more easy grids like this to rebuild my confidence after staring blankly at RossChris craziness. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15235: Beautiful easy grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dom @ #15240: ??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15233: I managed it, though there was ample guesswork. I'm skeptical of "the 3" as an item in that group; seems too arbitrary. "The rubicon" and "Hexadecimal" were my ways in, and the "Candles" herring stopped me for a long time until I figured out was "Sulfur" was about. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15233: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15241: 6/10..the squeeze line is one of those answers that's difficult to accurately represent all possibilities of answer. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15239: 7/10...nothing new to report. did get the "R" line wrong (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15239: We've got 1,2,3,4,5 senses working overtime here! The kids are alright, we're loving this series of grids xoAlto. Thank you again. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15230: Again, right up my street (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15241: Just trying to create some grids for my young kids. Actually in this case, this one is possibly harder the more trivia you know! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #15186: Original and entertaining with good explanations too. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15239: Spoiler - Sorry, if I could edit, the "b-" connection can also be "four letter words beginning with the letter r"!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Big_kid @ #15239: ...and for adults like me who struggle with the hard and above!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15239: Just trying to create some grids for my young kids. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15238: A lovely grid for the young 'uns, general interest is not exclusively for adults. Mine will love this, glad you put it on the main board. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15233: The Lincoln connection was the only one I got! ;-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15238: You probably shouldn't have said it was general interest. I suppose it is of general interest to young kids though! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15231: found this reasonably easy (Katy was a stumbling block) but managed 10 by process of elimination. Probably easier because I used steve and texas in a recent grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15238: Just trying to create some grids for my young kids. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15228: I initially dismissed the Ox connection as Mister Tom used it a couple of grids ago! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15227: 10/10 - fairly straightfoward. Thank you! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15218: Very well constructed grid... missed the Ox connection (kicking myself) and struggled with the finding the 4th in the Hector group... only heard of 'cowed' in this context. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15232: Stumbled to a 7/10 here, the Heap group beat me. Great grid, one where I actually knew more than I thought! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ezra @ #11853: I've quickly come to realise that it's not worth doing any grids by Jeff G because his "add a letter/word to make..." categories are just too tenuous. I mean....add Alpha OR Alfa? What a dickhead! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15228: Not unless it can be followed by "ford", JPEN. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15216: 3/10 A challenging grid with lots to ponder. Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15216: 4/10 but it should have been 5 really. Too many things I've never heard of before in the Michelin group led me to not guess what my first instinct was. Cheers though, a fun mix of knowledge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JPen @ #15221: Possibilities were varied, but it does make sense once you can get the easy ones out of the way, using logic. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JPen @ #15228: Ox was a massive stretch in that category. Might as well just put any letter and say it fits. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15221: 0/10...Too many possibilities. But I appreciate the effort (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15235: 10/10 liked the overlaps. Welcome fellow American puzzle maker. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15236: 10/10 straightforward. Fine game (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vexillologist @ #15221: My kind of wall! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #15174: clever grid, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15236: Simple but fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15236: Another nice one. Didn't get a 10 this time due to ignorance of Disney characters. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15235: Liked this. It was pitched as easy by the setter and it does what it says on the tin quite nicely. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15236: Really good again and enjoyably straightforward, but definitely less so than your other grid that I just did. Took me much longer here. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15235: Some good overlaps between subjects and diversity of knowledge, but it was just a bit easy. Scored 10/10 in 23 seconds. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14682: Yes (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14674: Far too easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14667: None followed by a nun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #2296: Yay (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #2297: Oh berries!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #3712: Didn’t know SI units...still had fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #186: Fun thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #184: Well I liked it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #583: Fun thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15190: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15190: Great fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15212: Fun thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15232: Too hard but still great fun thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15219: Good fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15232: bonehead: maybe I wrote "subatomic particles" and "subatomic" did the trick. Can't remember. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15229: Right, JonBob. That's just about the only rule there is for this puzzle format, which would be pointless without it. And mean Mister Tom should know that the PC term "solutionally challenged" is more acceptable these days. I notice, by the way that this grid is maintaining a four-star rating. Make what you will of that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15229: @Bob it's common for a single item to fit into multiple groups, yes, but there must be only one possible way to split all 16 items into four groups. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15229: Interchangeable answers Orlando, that's the whole point of it i thought (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15232: it didn't accept particles from me - what's Orlando got that I haven't? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15233: A cleaver grid. I tip my hat to anyone who can get the Lincoln connection though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15231: Very pleasant grid - nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15225: Pretty sure this is a specific teaching grid, rather than a public one. If you know Much Ado About Nothing, you'll probably be okay, otherwise steer clear! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15229: A fine grid which would have been more enjoyable if the issue raised by Orlando had been fixed. To describe the grid as not valid feels unnecessarily mean-spirited, however. Some constructive criticism would be far more useful to help improve future grids. Overall, a nice attempt. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15232: Very specific knowledge needed to have a chance at this, but well structured. A nice attempt, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15231: 3/10 a tough one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15225: "Is this grid of general interest?" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

schrodinger @ #15231: Is Katy a well known city? I was never putting Katy in my attempts at Texas, made it really frustrating. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15232: Subatomic grids? Whatever. It accepted "particles". The "heap" line seemed rather esoteric compared to the other links. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Roger Burns @ #15232: One of the better grids I have played! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SeJuis @ #15227: Cheers, Orlando! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15228: Plagiarist? A coincidence, surely. Certain links are bound to be repeated and I can't remember seeing a similar grid. Anyway, it's supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15228: Plagiarist 😋 Pennies took a while to drop though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15229: 1Star = as stated below not a valid grid. A shamebecUse othi g wrong with the ideas, especially Charles (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kvetcher @ #15176: Why was "bitch" not an acceptable answer?! XD Quite fun, though the Aussie slang answers only left me with more questions... Top Hole?! :O (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15229: 10/10. Fan of the Wade line. Straightforward and solid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Quit Whining @ #15186: Loved it! Great fun! :) Also spurred a great conversation on bra cup sizes. Well done! XD (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Quit Whining @ #15187: It's free! ;) Well I enjoyed this anyway, even if I did only get a 4/10. I'm not so insecure as to become upset when I don't ace a free online game... ;) Nick692 - more grids, please! Enjoyed it. :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15228: Lebamski: Well, that was supposed to be the tricky bit. Thanks for the comment. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15228: Nice one. Scored 5/10 after not being able to sort out the names, nor identify the Ox group. Cheers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15229: Managed to sort out two groups after lots of clicking and scored 6. Might have been 10 if it weren't for the multiple solutions. Pontoon/bridge, whist/bridge and tango/waltz are all interchangeable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15212: A great fun grid - "eat" wasn't accepted as an answer for the "Ate" group, but other than that a fine challenge. As someone who has come a cropper with using homophones in grids in the past, I think conversations over whether something is/isn't a homophone in certain accents aren't particularly helpful or positive. If you didn't spot it this time because of that, just chalk it up as a minor flaw, leave some constructive feedback and move on. Anyway, thanks very much Stan Lee - very enjoyable! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15227: Nice one. Just missed the "beans" link. 7/10. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15228: Some nice ideas. "Ox" feels as though it doesn't quite fit with others in that group in terms of how it relates to the connection. A great attempt. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15216: You're back! Yay! 6/10... tricky herrings meant I didn't find all the groups in time, but as soon as I saw the York group, managed the connections. A fine grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15228: No theme for a change. In case anyone is tempted to tell me that the monarchs' names can also be linked to the common surname in this grid, I'll just say that those people are pretty obscure compared to the ones I chose. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15212: good grid loved Won, but didn't accept eating in foreign (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15221: Not so keen myself. Apart from the EFTA link (which is hard enough), who'd know,or even think of the obscure links needed to resolve this grid? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15216: Very tricky, especially if, like me you've never watched the series in question or heard of three of the "glass" group. 3/10. Liked the "fun" link. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15219: Agree with comments below. NSKR (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15219: Nice work, I agree with the other comments, sometimes the simplest ones are the best. Like your style Mr Stan Lee. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15143: Not sure why this grid specifically has provoked so much debate. It was quite straightforward but with enough challenge here and there to make it fun. Thanks very much Grugen! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15110: The idea is great, but it loses something in the execution. Having duplicate answers is poor form (although I understand why they are there after seeing the connections). I'd be very interested to see any future grids you come up with, as you've got an interesting approach which just needs fine tuning. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15114: Some good ideas here, but the execution feels too vague to be enjoyable. A nice try. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15219: Simple but effective. Well thought out with some fine crossovers. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15218: I'm occasionally tempted to leave a simple group in plain sight, but it feels like a betrayal of trust.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

zz742d @ #15221: Great one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Michael H. @ #15221: Had great fun with this. Enjoy the nation walls. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15218: Solid work, once again. Nice grid. I'm coming to expect the shadow groups now... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15219: So nice to see an elegant, well-thought-out, pleasant grid. We seem to be seeing so many that sacrifice any hint of quality in order to earn a Fiendish rating. Very nice work. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #2297: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #3712: Loved that Pulp Function did not include Travolta or Jackson. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15212: Ate in different languages should be sufficient to be accepted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15219: I'd like to echo the comments below. Pretty easy, but it was fun, and clever in equal measure. I also like the morale boost from scoring 10/10. Cheers mate. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15219: Easy but fun. Only mee was obscure but that didn't matter by the time i got to it. (sounds like awful grammar: "Only me was obscure ...!". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15212: Nice and easy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15212: Fun one to finish the day on. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15213: Tough but fair.Neverseen it sadly (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15213: Too hard to be enjoyable for me, but maybe I was just being stupid. 2/10. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15212: Liked this. No expertise needed but tricky nonetheless. And doable! So many grids get rated as hard or fiendish. It's nice to see a solid medium -level one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mumpty @ #223: why when you answer kings & queen is it incorrect, when its correct (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #15205: no fun at all (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15216: Bradshaw guide good one 4 out of ten for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15211: 3 lines good and doable the energy one no chance (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15213: London Irish meant hidden words but couldn’t find 4 flowers 1line 2 answers is best I could do. Hard one ? I think (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15188: Ingenious, I spotted all four connections but didn't manage all the groups in time. Very well constructed with some fantastic crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15211: Very tough, this one stumped me. Some nice ideas for connections. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15177: Right up my street (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15212: Very nice, classic grid. And those homophones are fine, because (1) they don't have to perfect in all accents, and (won) they're pronounced the same in standard BBC English, for instance by Victoria Coren-Mitchell. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #14596: The "fever" red herrings work well. The gymnastics stuff is really too obscure though: I can't imagine 1 person in 10 knowing that "flyaway" and "pike" are gym moves. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #15200: Not bad. "Silver" does have a rhyme in the OED so you need to specify which dictionary you are using. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15207: In retrospect, it wasn't all that different to 15206. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #15212: "One" and "won" are not homophones in Berkshire at least. "One" rhymes with "gone", while "won" rhymes with "gun". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15205: "Is this grid of general interest?" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15207: Tricky and fun, the Bailey line tripped me up though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15207: Excellent crossovers and red herrings. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15208: thoroughly bamboozled by this one! good grid though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ezra @ #909: With any grid of only 16 single names it is probably possible to offer several other solutions with a variety of categories....so these types of grid are the worst ones on here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15208: @picky: Apologies, I should have double checked the accepted answers. Award yourself an extra point(s) as necessary :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

picky @ #15208: didn't accept gorillaz (no cap) :( love the pop culture q's tho. cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Seetrus @ #15205: Very very hard but easy once you know the theme! which i didn't until afterward. topical. lots of crossovers!!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15199: A big fat zero for me too. One for the buffs. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15187: 4/10 I usually dismiss the culturally British lines as non-bothersome because i'm an American. So I thought this was fine. On the 3 other lines I knew 3 or 4 of each clue. There should be a better place (and a place to discuss the "philosophy of Wall-building" Mr. Nick, I'm sorry it's your wall. (I include my twitter handle on all comments so if someone wants to talk...we can) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15186: 4/10 got 3 out of 4 on three lines before the time (worth nothing). I genuinely thought it said Gargantuan Beasts....Clever as hell, and twice as hard. Good Challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #368: 10/10 Nice fun to play board. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15199: 0/10, brutal, not crazy unreasonable, seems knowable but not all at once, but too much for one board. Maybe one or 2 lines like this would be better. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14563: 5/10 good one all around, challenging and fair (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15200: 3/10 agree. Stared blankly for quite a long time. But the answers fell in the "I could've gotten it" range. Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15200: 2/10 tough but fair. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #15193: I liked the sidekick line even though I didn’t get it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15199: I think these would be fine for a first-round "what is the connection" group, but sorting 16 movies apart is just brutal. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jandrew @ #15198: Another one please! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15195: Ohhh nice line of thought, Urban. Might steal that idea off you at a later date.... But no, it wasn't deliberate, not in the slightest. Maybe you're too clever for this grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15194: Never used a microwave 0 for that . The other 3 no problem (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15195: 4 of 10, got sidetracked by something I know little about,pro wrestling, found Sting, Cane, & Rock in there, wondering if this was intentional? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15195: 2easy lines guessed the next 2 then messed up the answers .pretty good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15195: Yeah a fair point, maybe I was a bit slack in things accepted for that one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15195: iliad, troy should have been ok for one group I thought. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

nick692 @ #15187: Wow I didn't expect such a detailed analysis of my wall! I appreciate your comments - it was my first attempt at creating my own wall so it's constructive to hear where I went wrong. I guess I was trying to overcompensate for two quite easy groups with my harder ones but obviously went a little overboard! I'll take your comments on board for my next one, cheers guys! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15195: lovely (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15194: 7/10. Only knew "glass" from its group, so no chance on that one for me. The Popcorn group was a wonderful "aha" moment. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15191: A tough grid, some very specific knowledge needed to have a chance to spot some groups. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JK @ #14948: Enjoyed this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15190: Qualility lots of fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15159: A real challenge which stumped me. I picked up there was more than one "wordy" connection, but didn't get much further than that. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15195: Very tough, with some specific knowledge needed for a couple of groups. An enjoyable challenge though. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15195: Fair enough :) I just thought it was too good a connection to leave out, and was hoping people could work out it when it came down to it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15189: Not only a shadow group but practically a whole grid full of shadows. Like Orlando I was convinced there was a money group as well as the wedding anniversaries. This is the good kind of fiendish - thank you! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #15164: Liked the explanations which made the grid more enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15195: 4/10. Never heard the terms in the "snowman" line. "Hurricane" and "interesting" should've rung bells though. Cheers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15186: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #11993: Wouldn't accept "boy bands" which is annoying. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15194: Tough grid with some clues that made me think "ah yeah, I should have got that" and some that I've never heard of in this context - Bamboo, Celluloid, Gray, Logic, Popcorn. Cheers though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #15186: That was a good one. Got the point about half a minute in but couldn't sort them out. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15186: Liked this one. Caught on to the theme but didn't manage to sort out the groups. Got the links though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #64: feel Tabloids should be accepted for newspapers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Second That @ #14658: Andy P (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #15176: ...Thinking about it, I did know "chook" and "dunny". Probably got more to do with not having slept at all in 36 hours. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #15176: Eerily enough I had no idea that the ACTUAL Australian slang line was Australian slang, but I (wrongly) guessed "Australian slang" for the fourth mystery line. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15186: I’m having a drink after trying that one sussed the format but got lost (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15188: I liked it then hated it one line straight away then hit the wall then answered 3 well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15191: Nothing then got 2 lines the Juncker line no one will get (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15188: I liked the concept. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15177: The WW1 link might just as well be "countries". It's undeniably valid as there are no other countries in the grid. And JamesD, did you really write all that stuff in the link boxes? Can't say you didn't try. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15190: Fun and easy! Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15189: Fair enough. I can see what you mean though: 13909 paradoxically requires you to obsess about Cricket to be an interesting grid. ( If you weren't tempted by any of Wood Root Bell Flower and Broad it falls apart rather fast.) and yes, silk is an an anniversary gift. (And yes, I had to look that one up.) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15164: Actually I had 3 ways into the dutch group #lowbrowknowledge :-) However it wasn't so clear how the dutch fitted in with the rest of the grid... I guess this felt like a test of differentiation between plausible sounding alternatives rather than working out what was going on. Which is different at least. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15189: I think of this style as the "shadow group" more than a simple density of red herrings - and the nice thing you've done here is to preserve the shadows right down to the last eight. It's certainly something you'll sometimes see on Only Connect, particularly from the quarter finals onward, but here you've done very well in picking a category that (my personal experience) we know to exist but we're not very clear on. Is there a silk anniversary? I tried 13909 on your recommendation, but feel you've missed the target there that you hit so splendidly here. The key there is to look for the way into your grid. Opening this one, it would make little sense to try to use "Silver" to crack it, as that could go so many ways: silver medal, the silver screen, Ag, anagram of sliver/livers, Long John Silver, the Lone Ranger's horse, Sylva, da Silva, Nate Silver... In 13909, I didn't even see your cricket shadow group, because each of the words could also fit into so many other categories that I skipped over them. Sure, "Pad" could be cricket, but it could equally be a launchpad or a touchpad or a footpad or an iPad or a million other things. It doesn't look like a way in, while "Tiptoe" and "Catholic" do. By the time a user gets to be pondering a cricket connection, it's already broken. Contrast that with this one - the shadow group members look like an easy way in, with not too many potential connections, but that's leading the user ever further astray. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15187: Well said, JamesD. I've thought, "Who on earth would know something like that?" far too often. NSKR: no specialist knowledge required. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15190: @Mister Tom. Same here. I never write anything in those boxes when solving. A click on the check button to find out if I guessed right is enough. After all, it's just a personal challenge. No one's keeping score. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15187: Just to expand on this point a little - try looking at it from a user's perspective. We come to your grid with nothing to go on apart from the name you're using, which often gives no useful information. If two groups jump right out, it's logical for us to be looking for the rest at the same kind of level. Now, you could say that's clever misdirection: you get us "digging in the wrong place". However, that only really stands for anything if your goal is to "win", that is, not to let anyone score 10/10. However, there's no real benefit there. Winning is easy. All the cards are in your hand. Just select groups like "anagrams of lobsters, by scientific name" or "West Ham left backs of the 1970s". "Paul Merton Teammates on Have I Got News For You, seasons 1-54". Great. That's like offering someone a game of chess, and only giving them pawns. The challenge when setting a grid is not to make people lose. That's the easiest thing in the world. The challenge is to come up with something creative and fun - a grid that people can solve and smile, or fail to solve and smile all the more when they see what they were missing. This grid could only really fall into one of those categories for someone from the southern UK, aged 21-35, with a strong interest in IT and computer science. For the vast majority of users here, it's 30 seconds pulling out two groups, two and a half minutes staring at a screen, and then no enlightenment when the answers are revealed. Huh. For an example of a very recent grid that makes a fun challenge without relying on anything too obscure, take a look at #15189, by Mister To. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15192: Lazy gridding. Should try harder. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15192: Yah. This tried a bit too hard to be a bit too hard. A shame becaiuse the heliotrope group was very clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15192: Never heard of men in this context. A very tough grid for me. Not sure, however, that Fred works... shouldn't it have been Red. And Ings should be Ing as that word has no plural, i.e. the part of the sea visible between shore and horizon. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister To @ #15189: *blushes* pleased people enjoyed it. IMO good grids can differ: the odd obscurity is ok as a "knowledge bonus" especially if it allows a group to be simply identified- and the show itself is fond of the odd unguessable trivia group (last series walls had the Octonauts and I'm a celebrity winners in!) But I too tend to prioritise herring density for walls, and anniversary gifts just kept giving :-) If you liked this, 13909 is of similar ilk. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15190: Fun and well structured. Sure, it's not hard, but let's get the stars for quality instead of impossibility. Slight issue with what it accepts in the free text explanations, but that's not the main thing. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15189: Absolutely agree, fantastic grid. In addition to the comments already made by my esteemed colleagues, I'd just like to highlight how this is a challenging and interesting grid precisely because it doesn't rely on any obscure or questionable facts. That makes it much more fair, and much more fun. I very rarely rate 5 stars for quality, just so I can pull it out for this kind of thing. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15190: Nice. Tough to start but Straightforward once you get the theme. I rarely bother to check the connections if I know I've worked them out! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15190: It's often hard to predict what solvers might write." Start" and "begin" as well as "rhyme" and "rhyming" were among the keywords. Should've thought of "first". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

macabaret @ #15190: For the group containing Mumbo, you should let "first letter changed" be a valid answer, since it also applies and it doesn't negate the rhyming rule. But nice grid anyway! Good idea. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15190: I can't remember if I did the first grid or not, but I liked it. It was hard to predict what you wanted us to write for the connections though and as such I scored 7/10 when it was really 10. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15189: Agree with below comments, I was convinced wedding gifts would be a connection here, but I guess that was a deliberate decoy theme running through the grid. Very clever. I scored 5/10 personally. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15184: Rather obscure knowledge required for this one. 0/10. Deserves a fiendish rating. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15189: Fantastic grid, really enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15189: Lost among the fish again. Kept looking for wedding anniversaries and money-related terms. Liked the "back" link. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15190: Apologies to any regular solvers who experienced a feeling of deja vu with this grid. It's one I made earlier with a new line that completes the theme replacing an old one that didn't. The new, fairly obvious "mumbo" line and another tweak should make solving easier. The original grid got rated as hard, which wasn't my intention. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #4582: Trivial to resolve and one group is incorrectly described. Otherwise, not bad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15188: Another hard one. Spotted three of the groups but couldn't put them together. "The Beast" as a song was a particularly confusing fish. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15186: Clever concept but tricky, I sorted them into too many groups of three I think. Scored 5/10. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15188: A clever concept but it was very tough. I scored 1/10 after it didn't accept "fables" for the, um, fables. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15187: Came to make the same comment as JamesD. Scored 4/10 and I imagine most people will as well. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #3454: Calryd, you might have a point with mercury, but the others were clearly named after the planets, not after the gods. You might just as well say that americium is named after Amerigo Vespucci... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15188: Rather harsh on the words it accepts, but a nice concept and well executed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2507: 7/10 Far better than the comments let on. Enjoyable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15187: Two of these groups are very easy, but the other two require some very specialist knowledge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15185: All but the Amy’s pretty good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15185: I'm really kicking myself for missing a couple of these connections. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #4582: Completed it -even he harry potter words (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #5633: couldnt get the bill-good puzzle (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #4155: Didnt know the diamond cuts (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #238: Easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #2748: Really good liked tha itude (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #7712: strange connection a la trump/widsor (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #98: Really good afew red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #8403: very good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15159: Once I sussed what type it was I did ok specially the one one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15183: Another one I failed on ‘straight to google swans (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15184: Is it me? Or was that hard even looking at the answers only the football one I saw (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15181: "Council" is a somewhat acceptable link for the Atlantic group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #6140: Really good- cats and bohemian rhapsody neat idea (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #8355: couldnt see the pan words (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #1396: good couldnt see the word one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #184: Fun, but couldnt get 'top' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #583: I got it all right- must have been too easy but good for self confidence (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #15173: Knew a couple, neat idea connecting summer and winter olympics (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #2297: Very good=too hard for me could not get the right combination of tools to start me off (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #15177: Must really like the war poetry (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MARS @ #15180: Really tricky- well thought out (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15177: SPOILERS BELOW I don't know quite what it takes to get marked as right on the connections. I opted for "WW1 combatant states", "poetic devices", "negatives highlighted in war poetry", and "supposed positive values of patriotic rhetoric", which got me zero. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15161: Not bad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15165: Good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15173: Scrambled 2 lines and 2 answers these types are usually headaches (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15177: This makes my last one look easy I got the poems line that’s it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15177: The countries link seems a little off, it's not incorrect as worded but one is definitely out of place, also there are a lot of other things which link those countries. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15177: 4/10..I don't think I ever was able to link all the 4 groups, and yet have no idea why those groups were together, until now. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9179: 4/10 truly enjoyed 75% of the board (rest I think is culturally not my world) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5889: 5/10, need to allow similar answers, but nice, straightforward, uncomplicated. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5822: 0/10...just surnames...target is UK audience. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3348: 7/10...took a full minute of nothing before the wheels turned. pretty nice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5136: 7/10 ...clever concept, done pretty well. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15163: 7/10 Solid, fairly straightforward wall. I thought the Peterborough line was clever. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15176: Argument's good enough for a point Andy. You'll have to award yourself the bonus. A chook is a chicken in all its forms, Orlando. Barbecued or pecking around your esky when you're trying to cook the snags ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Reynardine @ #15176: 10/10 with 8s left on the clock. Spent a decent amount of time trying to figure out where the other meal to go with Dessert/Tea/Pudding was, until Yorkshire suddenly popped up from the Dales. Cheers! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15163: Got nowhere with this one. Just the currency link. Tough grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15176: Cheers, tricky one. Scored 4 after it didn't accept "argument" for the Gripe line but maybe that's just not specific enough. Nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15174: Nice concept for a round. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15176: Loved its variety. 10/10, all thanks to a beer advert! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15176: Just 4 due to red fish and ignorance of Australian slang. So a chook is a drumstick bearer. Er, what's a drumstick bearer? Are we talking barbecued chicken here? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15176: 10/10. Very satisfying grid. And learned a new word, 'Kvetch'. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15176: 4/10, stumbled into the runcible line, kept thinking Edward Lear (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15174: I like the way you can work it out by elimination. Nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15175: my thoughts exactly (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15176: never heard of grouse for that meaning, and I thought I knew a lot of Oz slang. Still, some excellent red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15174: Light 'n easy. Thanks for setting! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15169: Nothing wrong with an easier one now and again. Danke, Andy! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15174: Enjoyed this. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15175: Just two groups and two links. Never heard of a white list. Presumably contains all the the stuff that's not on the black one. Homophones of something in particular might have been better than just homophones. About 900 English words have a same-sounding partner so it seems a rather weakish link. Thanks for setting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #15152: Auf wiedersehen was my favourite show still didn’t get it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3608: 10/10 solid simple & enjoyable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15169: Ha well I speak fluent German, and it's my job to speak it, so I thought it was alright. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15168: Ha! Well done! I failed fully - and none of them were Japanese food items. :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15172: one of the best of its kind- thank you! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15169: Extra half star for the explanations. Just don't show it to an actual German speaker ;-p (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15143: Good board, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15148: Popular girls names.. Aria?? Cherry?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15152: Rubbish, waste of time. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15174: Easy one to start not bad (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15174: Good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15174: Simply fun. got caught on the crossovers 6/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15174: Simple and fun, thanks!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15161: Really sorry e. Just checked and thought I had all versions of sausage/sausages etc..... added but please give yourself the points. Maltesers, it seems I have misspelt my entire life :-) Avalanche MC: 1) they are specifically counties as administrative areas can include London Boroughs, local authority areas and many other anomalies throughout the 4 nations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 2) You seriously put confectionary brands? Maybe not strictly correct as they are products not brands but please give yourself the points 3) All the sausages were specifically sausages and not other forms of charcuterie or cold cuts Hope that clears everything up and sorry for the mistakes (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15174: Nice work, very satisfying and entertaining, cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15169: Nice one. Managed the groups but missed the sex act connection. Nothing to do with the accuracy of the homophones. Just didn't see it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9172: 10/10 I feel good... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #12645: Taxi, bus and co- are all the same "sense" of driver: maybe sth like Minnie (Driver, an actress) would be less obvious here. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15161: Didn't accept "sausage" -- or did I mistype somehow? You also misspelled "Maltesers". (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15172: Loved this grid, nicely off beat and very enjoyable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

pseudonym @ #15164: Thanks for the tips. Maybe I should have gone with X-Men as the fourth category, though surely Hellfire is general knowledge even for normal people. The challenge here was certainly making it possible, not making it hard. You had, to my eye, exactly one way into the Dutch group. Miss that and you'd have to get very lucky. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15172: 10/10, but only because of the gimmick. I would have a poor chance of sorting out any of these connections in a grid where these groups were presented independently. Fun to see something different though! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15169: 10/10! "Act" is quite a stretch, while the other three in that group are close enough I wouldn't complain. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15168: 7/10. Loved this. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15169: 7/10. I guess I pronounce Act wrong or differently. Fun board. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15172: 4/10, if I had another minute, I would have got 'em all. Very Clever clues. I appreciate your effort to entertain me (and it will probably just be me) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

. @ #9281: prick (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #15165: Call house is where call girls are - I Googled it because I thought it odd too (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Be26 @ #15165: I would object to Hen/Green/Halfway/Call because only three of those can be followed by "house". "House call" is a valid phrase but "call house" not so much. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15169: 7/10 with 19 seconds left. Missed the Sex connection, but the wall was nice and easy. Some of the more obscure items prevented it from becoming too easy. Good one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15169: Great Grid, would question if Cleopatra were either successful or popular (LOL), come in at ya (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15166: Too tough for me. And please note the instruction: please capitalise first letter (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15169: Enjoyable grid nonetheless, don't be so hard on yourself (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15166: 4/10 - Tough grid but I now know some James Franco films (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15165: Excellent grid! Can't believe the sea connection stumped me but managed to get the rest which was far trickier:-) Thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15169: Fun... almost missed the sex connection. Thanks for setting, as always. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15169: In retrospect, this is a bit easy with weak overlaps, but hopefully it's still fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15168: Lots of grids with obscure subject matter recently! Another 2/10 for me, only taking the Ouagadougou line (obviously). Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15164: Clever. Nice range of subject matter, found the Spike grid very obscure though. Scored 4/10, bit gutted I missed the Dutch group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15167: Very obscure subject matter. After seeing the answers, happy with my 2/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15166: Very tough, only got the Kane group and scored 2/10. Cheers though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15165: That was a super clever grid. I only scored 2/10 but I was being an idiot. Once the answers were revealed I thought i should have got a lot more. Cheers mate. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15165: good grid, did it with 15 secs left 10/10, deffers not easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Cobalt @ #15134: Same, Andy P. 5/10 with the Knox group throwing me for a loop. Nice grid though. Loved the Barclays group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Just good @ #14644: Say no more (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15148: 10/10 enjoyed but answers simpler than I was thinking - must try not to over complicate (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15154: 10/10 liked this one - testing my British / Irish knowledge (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15163: 5/10 but only got one line - lightbulb moment when the lines were revealed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Cobalt @ #15165: My bad, chaps. I definitely meant to change that. There's no way I'd rate this as easy. I doubt I'd get 10/10 and I drafted it... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15140: Fixed do it is then. That can only be C, right? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Iversen @ #15113: Magical! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Marvin @ #2264: 'Four words in the same language' isn't enough of a connection. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #15165: I agree. Not very easy at all. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15165: The one place I'd disagree with you, Cobalt, is in rating this as Very Easy. For my money, it's a Hard. Fine hard grid, though :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14608: 3/10 remarkable red herrings. I feel that I was beaten fair & square. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2294: 2/10 I feel this is one of those boards not being a Englishperson gives great disadvantage. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #280: enjoyably simple 10of10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15162: Only got the names because mine's there, other than that agree with Andy P, vague connections, especially the "other word" line, that was pretty lame. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15163: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15161: 2/10, although it didn't accept "British administrative areas", "confectionary brands", and "processed meats and cold cuts". A nice, easy board. Not a huge fan of the crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15163: 5/10 Very hard board. I'd even say it's fiendish. Not a particular fan of the Peterborough line, but it is still a solid wall that I am happy quite satisfied with. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15163: Very clever, too clever for me apparently as I scored 3/10. Good grid though and nice mix of knowledge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15162: Scored 0/10. Very obscure connections. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15161: Good one. Crossovers for every group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15161: found this very straightforward... only 3 crossovers that I spotted. A morale boost! :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14608: Despite no knowledge at all of one group, and limited of a couple others, there was enough there to make some progress. Really enjoyed the red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15140: @Orlando: In context it did work, which is how I managed it, but I think it's a stretch to require the relationship between two different groups in order to decode items. I understood what you were going for, anyway, so it's no big deal! FYI "do" is the first note in a diatonic scale, and "la" is the sixth. So in C Major, "do" is C and "la" is A, but in G Major, "do" is G and "la" is E. The alternative system, "fixed do," is indeed used but generally not in the UK or US. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15152: Another one too hard for me - I obviously don't have a broad enough general knowledge :( (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lu @ #15154: Surprised by the comments. 10/10, great grid, but thought it was pretty straightforward. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15151: Good concept, but mustache? And tools and music were too easy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15154: 0/0: Too hard for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15160: Too hard for me - too specialist. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15159: Like the odd word grid, but 4 have a word. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15159: Very tough - nothing liks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ted and cate @ #10608: good. difficult. cate doesnt like too music, but thats her sensibilities (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ted and cate @ #13122: bat phone (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15159: I like the theme in general and am a bit gutted to have scored 0/10 there as I'm normally not bad at the wordy ones. Very tough when the words just seem completely unrelated and nothing clicks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

truecockney @ #15151: Should never do these when you get distracted! Sorry all! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

hugo B @ #15155: another top classroom game (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ed forish @ #15155: worst test (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MillieMorrison420 @ #15155: UGH!!! ANOTHER STUPID PUZZGRID!!! I WOULD HAVE LESS TROUBLE SHAVING A KIWI (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

fred hobby @ #15155: That was shite (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15154: Fair play Orlando, a very Brit-centric grid I suppose. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15148: Got nowhere. Lost in this sea of red fish. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15154: Took one look at this and gave up. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15146: Tricky red fish but no specialist knowledge required, which makes this grid entertaining. Caught on to the groups at the start but kept clicking till the end. 6/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15151: Ingenious "head" line. Hard to spot. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15154: Never pegged you as a boyband/teen idol fan Andy P! ;-) A very well constructed grid - enjoyed it. 10/10 in 63s. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15152: 2/10... saw the venice group immediately, but the other groups somewhat obscure. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15151: Concur with Andy P on this... and scored the same! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15140: Fun! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14886: 10/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9162: 5/10..I don't think Quora belongs in that group as marked (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15151: Mixed thoughts on that one, two groups very readily gettable, two groups very tricky with debatable logic. Scored 4/10. Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15140: JonBob. Don't know much about musical notation but dictionaries mention A and C in relation to la and do. Quibble with them. In any case, do follows two notes after la so, in the context of this grid, what else could they represent? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Felix @ #14608: Root canal fillings are more fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #15143: @AvalancheMC This is a very interesting idea, and I’m intrigued that @JonBob disagrees. I’d be interested to see some examples of red herrings and groups that have those more specific traits. The boards I enjoy most are where you don’t have to use brute force but can use logic to fish out the red fish, but I’m not sure the only way to achieve this is when the true groups have an extra specific trait. For example I feel pleasurably smug when I’m able to eliminate a red herring because I see it has sufficient but not necessary characteristics which mean it doesn’t have to belong to the group, even if I haven’t identified the link for the group it will go in yet. Or, in this example, Airedale looks quite unlikely to belong to any group other than terriers, so I know I only need to cycle the other terriers to find the right match. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15152: 3/10...some interesting specifics (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15151: 10/10 Like the different sounding same spelling crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15151: It's Moustache if thats what you were trying to say, and the irregular plural for tooth is teeth, not tooth surely? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15132: exactly the same as Firstgofer. Who's going to be the first person to incorporate DT Suzuki in a grid? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15138: The bible is my joker but even I took time 7 for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15139: Did it somehow more a bit of luck +my bible knowledge (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15141: One line then 2 answers this one was hard for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15143: Easy but ok (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15143: Easy but ok (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15146: One line then 4 answers that’s ok for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15138: Nope, there's no "s" at the end. It's the Book of Revelation. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15143: @AvalancheMC: I strongly disagree. Crossovers are strongly in the Only Connect tradition, and in cases like this the optimal solve involves seeing that the group has too many combinations to guess by brute force and eliminating some possibilities by finding another group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15114: How can I type "mineral" and be judged incorrect? And elements is surely enough?? Plus names of people??....c'mon..... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Banana @ #15138: Call me picky - the book of the New Testament is Revelations. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15143: I enjoyed it; I simply must lack the intelligence and sophistication to understand the critical points raised by those that are clearly superior. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15143: AvalancheMC - chill out man, it's only a game. It is what it is, if a trivial quiz gets you so worked up, maybe it's not for you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15143: 5/10...Not Stellar, but not as bad as other's make it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15143: I know I'm repeating myself, but red herrings shouldn't just be “items that actually fit in a line, but don't just because”. They have to be items that mislead you, that may fit with the other 4 in the line, but lack a specific trait the other 4 posses. It was no fun at all trying to find which 4 of the 6 possible terriers were actually grouped together. Combined with the fact that the Thames line is as obscure and specific as a board could get, and that 2 of the terriers that were not actually terriers are THE MOST POPULAR breeds of terriers, I really have to rate this board’s quality 1 star. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AlanTuring @ #15148: Got it eventually. 3 of them could only be french colors and 2 of them could only be girls names then the fruits wre easy to deparate from the flowers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15148: 5/10 these more straightforward boards are harder for hardcore players. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dave @ #15148: Nice. Unlike some i like the potential ambiguity. Approached logically, there could only be one correct solution. don't dumb down fpor the masses. 10/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15146: 4/10. where I didn't get them, I felt I should've known most...those are the best grids (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15148: 5/10 Too much ambiguity can definitely ruin a board. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15146: Jiffy was a 'un poisson rouge' (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15146: Flight bag = a small zipped shoulder bag carried by air travellers OR specific bag carried by pilots and crew. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15146: What's a "flight bag"? I was going for Jiffy bag (type of padded envelope). (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15148: Bit too much ambiguity. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15140: I like the gimmick, and managed 10/10 with educated guessing. Will quibble that "la" and "do" refer to positions on a scale, but that scale doesn't have to start at C. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZJB @ #15143: less than a minute so nice and easy spevcially once I got the cars first (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #14886: Got the "fours" in no time but then couldn't stop thinking about a misleading "bluebird"/"blue cheese" link. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15148: Too many potential solutions for me... I got 10 but was more a matter of clicking until finding the right combo. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nicole @ #15148: Tough but fair (ish!) and lots of overlaps with the girls/flowers/fruits (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15143: My fastest ever - 10/10 in 27 seconds with no mistakes. A bit too easy and not enough crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15138: Fun! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15141: Not accepting "writers" for "authors" is a bit pathetic... otherwise this was quite good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ZJB @ #15148: Nice one! Good crossovers between all the categories. Needed to dredge up my school French. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MB @ #15115: Even got the football one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MB @ #15137: So easy when you see the answers afterwards. Doh (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15142: Likewise Andy, got me stuck in a Nintendo tailspin, 6/10. Good work. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15143: 10 in 22 seconds... Anglia gave me 2 groups v quickly. Nicely done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15142: Good grid. Missed the van connection... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15143: A good mix, and quite a tight board to unpick with the geographical overlaps. Scored 6/10. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #2573: Incomprehensible garbage (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15111: Agree with Orlando... a group along the lines of Liver, Black, Hartle, Welsh would work though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15112: 10/10 in 20 seconds! Must show my age and interests! Thanks UB (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15114: As others have said, a strange mix between very specific solutions and very vague. Groups easy to solve as I didn't spot any crossovers, connections less so. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jane harland @ #15141: Excellent grid, really, really difficult! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jane harland @ #13339: Good fun! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3036: 6/10..this one probably should be deleted for offensiveness (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13509: 6/10 again not very easy despite markings as such (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14718: Has a distinctly US bent. 10/10 (not very easy though) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2573: I don't know if anyone has played this one, but this is certainly not very easy. I read the answers and still don't get it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15125: Managed to get the Bulgarian line marked correct with comp!etely the wrong answer! Guessed the a...a line answer and was surprised to get it right. It was only the Harry Potter line that I sorted and got the right answer. A tough grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #4547: Not great. Too specific, You have to have read 'James and the Giant Peach' and watched 'The a Great Escape' and as for Garner as Ghana - this only works if you use southern English mispronounciation. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #13122: Easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15118: Other than cheers I hadn't heard of the US TV shows. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15115: Wouldn't accept "comics" but otherwise ok. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15114: Put elements for one group but that wasn't sufficiently specific and another group was just "names of people" ! Easy to sort as no real crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15140: Nice grid, all falls into place once you work out the theme. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #184: 3/10 A good board doesn't just include items that can fit in more than one category for the sake of it. A great board actually makes sure that those items might fit at first if the person solving the board establishes too broad of a connection. This one doesn't. And I'm not talking just about the Shrek line, I'm talking about the Victoria line as well. There are multiple such items here. Kudos on the Boot line, tho. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #8436: 3/10. Once the groups were sorted, most of the connections were very easy to spot. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5743: 10/10 fairly simple and fun to play (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13350: 4/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8436: very tricky. 3/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15119: 4/10...a bit unfamiliar for me, but well constructed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Den @ #9531: the sage is in Gateshead not Newcastle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15138: Excellent quality and not too tough. Really liked it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15137: 10/10 but wasn't easy! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15138: Enjoyed this one and got 10/10, though have never heard of Camel! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15120: Good, though provoking grid. Didn't get the Injured connection as was looking for a solution along the same lines as the others (managed defraud). Definitely 'hard' but not complaining! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15135: honestly shocked y'all see this as that hard, figured most could at least pick up 3 on the back end. I guess what they say is true, you don't understand how hard a trivia question will be perceived until you ask someone. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15127: Yep fair play. Probably a good board to give my Countdown friends but probably not great for the general public. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15138: 10/10...thanks for making me feel smart (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15141: 7/10 got me on the Cranker line. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15137: 5/10 well done... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15135: Conclusive proof that difficulty and entertainment don't always go together. No doubting the setter's braininess but, well, do YOU care? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15139: I enjoyed it a lot. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DrDrunkenstein @ #15137: Too weak, too slow. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Cobalt @ #15122: Great grid. Thanks for posting. 7/10 - I didn't get the last group either! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15120: @Orlando American here. Got 4/10 by spotting Lib and Lab, but flummoxed on the rest because I didn't know that fact and was looking for "Lob" or something to fill out the pattern. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #15120: Good one. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15119: Tried "reduplicative phrases" even though I knew it wouldn't match. :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15132: Would've scored 10 if I knew anything at all about KP. Good grid :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15134: Got the Knox group thanks to Thidwick... but ended up with a mere 4/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15135: Unachievable for all but a happy few. 0/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15141: Ditto! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15138: Got the prog connection immediately! :-) Saw the rest, but unfamiliar with Deuteronomy in this context. V good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15140: Nicely done... and you succeeded! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15140: That was pretty cool, a little different from the normal style, but not in a bad way. I got 10/10 but I had to think all the way. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15141: Same as Orlando, but correct answer for the Brillig group was marked incorrect. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15140: You succeeded. Easy as... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15122: Really enjoyed this grid... great construction and entertaining. Thanks! :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

gaoshan @ #15135: I got 0 out of 10, but enjoyed it quite a lot. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15141: Missed the bowling and horror links but otherwise straightforward. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15140: The connections are obvious to establish, but a little troublesome to connect. An easy board. 10/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15135: Waited for three minutes without clicking just to find out what on earth the links would be. That's three minutes of my life I won't get back. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15141: It should be fairly easy to find the groupings for this one. He connection for one of the lines is harder than the rest and requires some additional knowledge, but the rest should be very easy for anybody who's well-versed in English Language culture. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15139: Phrasal verbs and common prefixes make weakish links. Not surprised to see a mistake. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15139: 4/10 I got to admit, it isn't as hard as my score suggests. The hand/blow red herring was funny, even if it was childish. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15140: Yet another attempt to design an easy grid. If this gets rated as hard, I'll give up. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15139: Non unique solution : you can swap throw and cast (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15137: Another miserable score. Red fish and poor knowledge of tennis beat me here. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CourtJester @ #15135: Impossible (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15138: Nice one. Just 4/10 as I didn't know the bands. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lu @ #15138: Good grid. Didn't get prog rock groups, but rest were straightforward. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15137: Oh, and also 10/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15137: Really nice grid, my only complaint is the Cosmopolitan group could've been more specific so that the red herrings for it aren't excluded on the sole basis that they fit elsewhere. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15136: I found it very tough and scored 3/10. I think the Honesty connection was fair enough, I just didn't see it, but the Magic and War lines require very esoteric knowledge. Cheers though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quadraxus @ #15136: I basically came up with the idea for this one by noticing that loyalty is both an element of harmony and in Kendrick's DNA. Of course maybe making something like this that is too pop culture heavy based on a random thought I had is kinda stupid but I hope you guys find enjoyment with it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15135: Well if anyone scores more than 0/10 then well done to them. Haha. Cheers anyway. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15134: That was pretty good. Scored 5/10, the Knox line did me over. Very obscure group. Cheers though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15130: Clever, nice mix, got 2 connections and 4 groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15129: Found that very tough and only scored 3/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15122: A fun grid, cheers. 7/10 thanks to being in the same boat as you and Mister Tom (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15132: Diego-Timotei Suzuki is an incredibly famous physicist - he's the guy who invented the time machine back in the 27th century. You need to brush up your quiz knowledge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15122: Thanks a lot for the comments. This one was largely a response to #15199, or perhaps it's more a matter of homage. I also don't watch the show, but there was a tempting red herring with Darcy, and I think it's within the universe of reasonable quiz knowledge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #186: 10/10 I was here (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6140: 10/10..nothing to say, I tag so I know what i've done before Enjoyable, moderate difficulty. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #61: 4/10...dig the wayback machine (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15129: 10/10, but only because the answer lines are pretty generous (shouldve been 6). @AvalancheMC, have more than 4 answers is part of the challenge (admittedly, you shouldn't really go beyond 6). It's what I call a red herring, but most on this board call a "Crossover" You need to identify those lines and get good at clicking the combinations quickly. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #6140: 2/10 Great one. Sylvester line is a bit too broad, but otherwise great. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15128: 2/10 lots of esoterica. Only got the points because I knew who Zamenhoff was. And I could relate Gruber to Pierpont. but rough (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15122: 10/10 Even though I don't watch that programme, managed to work it out after guessing the group of names. Liked the use of homophones in the masculine group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15132: 5/10 solid board. Want a real puzzle, figure out how DT Suzuki commented on this 4 months before anyone saw it....hmmm??????????? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15126: 4/10 as well. Noticed the Meg Ryan anagram and then started to look for anagrams of other countries in those two difficult groups.. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15131: Actually did it after 30 seconds of blank ideas (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #61: im 19 this was so confusing (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15132: That was quite good. Scored 6/10. Some clues a bit obscure, but it'd be too easy if that wasn't the case. Nice work. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Cobalt @ #15112: Nice grid. 5/10 - just ran out of time as it started to fall into place. Nice connections. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15125: Somehow managed to sort and find the connectipn for the Sofia group 7/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15127: This would be a great puzzle in a different format - eg pub quiz, but you just haven't got time to work out the anagrams (even though you only need to work out one per line). I got the elements in time, but had to work out the rest after the board was resolved (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #2296: 4/10 I missed the Curtains line, but in hindsight it was so obvious! The Bond line was impossible for me, since I've never been exposed to that much. All around a great grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15129: There are 5 possible candidates for the Raging Bull line, without any way to distinguish between them (e.g. there are 5 items that fit the criteria). Wolf of Wallstreet line was cool, but another item should've been picked instead of Wolf of Wallstreet. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #186: The half line is very difficult to get if you're not into a specific hobby (and also a questionable connection between the words of that group). Ugly is another questionable word, although I did get its line. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15127: Did better than anticipated, but mainly thru luck. Saw Late Claim and Nerdy Age; Rain, Polar Tug and Iguana Car; Deal, Curry Me and Nerdy Hog quite quickly. Through some lucky guessing I got 2 groups and 3 solutions, but anagrams need to be relatively simple to work on a grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15122: Brilliant grid, really enjoyed this one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15126: 0/10, but very clever grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15126: 7/10 With the exception of the Coral snakes group, the rest have been pretty easy, especially the Inches group and the Reptilians one. The Berlin Wall one does require specific knowledge to name the connection, although establishing that connection is pretty easy. I don't think it deserves being named “unfair”. If anything, this group is quite fair. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15127: Fair play :-) Just thought I'd try something a bit different. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15126: I made this grid, and agree that it's completely unfair - hence the name I posted it under. The coral snake group is one that you could only stand much chance of solving if you knew what a coral snake was. I think the other members do strictly meet the criterion, but perhaps not in all versions, and the connection is not something you'd be likely to stumble upon. Personally, I might have got that one through a lifelong fascination with biology, but I would never have picked up the Berlin Wall one. However, it's not entirely impossible for someone older to have that knowledge. All in all, there's probably someone in the world who could get full marks, but it's still an unfair grid. Congratulations to both on scoring 4, which is better than I thought people would get. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15127: Simply Too much of something to have any real meaning. If you could stop the clock to decipher, maybe, but you can't. If you solve 1 anagram every 11 seconds..unrealistic. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15126: 4/10...There were somethings I really liked like the anagrams. But I think the Superman line is simply wrong, there's only 2 of the 3 on 2 of the 4 answers. The Berlin wall line is something you don't see a lot of here on Puzzgrid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15125: 4/10..Wow. I never would have the guessed the Americana line in a million years. It's like hiding a tree in a forest. I feel I've been beat...which is a compliment (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15126: Tricky, scored 4/10. The Berlin Wall and Superman groups were very difficult in my opinion, but the anagrams running through the board were very clever. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15125: Very tough and not really the same as other grids in style or difficulty. Scored 2/10 after only sorting and naming the Chamber connection. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15124: Not a bad grid at all, nice mix of content. Scored 7/10 after the Ratso connection escaped me. Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15122: Neither did I... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15120: Bonehead (nice pseudonym). The "party" line was intended as a clue to the general theme. It's hard to know who's American on this site but, in case you didn't know, Lib, Lab, and Con are standard abbreviations of the names of the three major political parties in Britain. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15089: Didn't accept "Weasley brothers" or just "TV hosts" as I am not familiar with SNL. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4913: 10/10 you're making me feel good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11691: 4/10 - got all four on backend...trying to see what the Germans are up to. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15124: 10/10 what a bunch of Shifu. Jk...enjoyed it, found it on the easier, but it's probably because you are another American (welcome to the group!!) and we're culturally similarly aware. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15120: I like this. the red herring is in the type of group - 3 groups of one type then a fourth group of a different type. Almost nailed it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louis @ #15122: My favorite grid agree (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15108: 4/10 same boat as the others. Looked at the last 8 clues and was dumbfounded. Saw the answers and felt I should've figured out one of two. Feel beaten, but it was fair & square (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15115: 2/10 didn't rate...culturally not for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15122: 7/10 just missed the very not-American group. I think I made it harder on myself than it should be (I saw a group that wasnt part of the game) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15121: 4/10..a solid puzzle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louis @ #112: Same here on comeddicome. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15120: 5/10 I would say it's hard. Got to decipher the crossword clues before matching...but once you find the pattern, it eases up a bit. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15122: Best one I’ve tried for a long time 6 for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15122: That one was pretty cool - broke from the normal style of clue but not in a bad way. I was a bit blank when I first looked at it, but then ended up getting 10/10 anyway - to me, that's a sign of a good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15120: Excellent grid, but I'd rate it as hard. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15112: Nice grid. Haven't heard of Citadelle, although I am a fan of that group ! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15120: Pitched this as easy - again. Let's see if I got the level right this time. Probably not. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15118: Liked this one. Saw the links soon enough but tricky fish made me use up most of the time and lives sorting out the groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15118: Is Lauda also a form of cheers? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15115: awesome grid ,well done (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15118: a good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louis @ #204: Admittedly put print for leapord, Vista, Android and Linux because of leapord and Vista. Thanks for giving me a seven, cauldron. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15119: Very tricky, scored 2/10. Never heard of Byte, Time, Make or Patch in the context of these clues. Cheers though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15112: Any grid featuring the Hendricks group gets my vote. Quality connections and crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15118: 4/10 - very playable. good crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15118: Nice one, got 7/10 but it probably should have been 10. Good crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15110: That was just weird. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15115: First names and forests easy enough to sort out but used up my lives looking for famous Dannies to go with Kay and Blanchflower (which happens to be my surname so everyone called me Danny when i was a kid.) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15114: Isolated from minerals extracted in Ytterby but not discovered there. Easy to sort the groups but missed the names(?) and programmes links. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louis @ #14755: Did not except African capital city. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15111: Just half a word (less in the case of "Ox") as a clue? Fair enough if each word can be completed with the same letters but this felt a bit random. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louis @ #14763: Months is a rubbish clue and would not except girls names that are flowers despite all of them being that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lu @ #2748: Challenging, but completed in 1:36. All pretty similar solutions. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lu @ #566: YES! So good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Spider-Joe @ #15117: A Spider-Man themed grid created by my 7y/o...understand this is very niche, but he loves the character (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15114: Scored 7/10 missing the connection mentioned below. That was a weird group to be honest, there should probably be more to connect them than what you mentioned. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15115: Awesome grid, nice mix of ideas and overlaps and it's always nice to score 10/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #98: OMG that was SOOOOO easy. It was so easy it was weasy. WEASY. 10/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jake @ #3712: SI units? Little much yeah? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #2127: Good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #14868: Shortstop in baseball is all one word. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15114: names of people? whaaaaaa? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15114: 5/10..some pretty specific answers. Solid board. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15111: Fiendish. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

YB @ #15089: too easy to be a "medium". had fun though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

YB @ #871: rubbish. 4 of them are just years, very obvious. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

YB @ #915: great one. so many of them could have been in multiple rows. but still easy enough for me to solve it, so great (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

YB @ #920: i really liked it the blues were a struggle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15112: Tricky but nice mix and variety, scored 5/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15109: I see what you did there... 10/10 :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15092: Good fun, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15097: Nice idea (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15096: 4/10 I thought the crossovers were actually solid. You have 7 first names, And three bodies of water in there (if you a lot for the misspelling of Aegean). Spent well over a minute, guessing wrongly in these areas. The inclusion of Toadette is a strong clue on that line. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15110: Got 2/10. could've easily been 6 Putt in the best possible 4 letter words to answer each line and received no credit for solving the line. Weird, for sure, unsolvable, no. We've got 15000 of these games floating around here, I applaud the attempt at something different. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15111: 4/10...Kept seeing false relations, that were almost. If you did this on purpose, very clever. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Norman @ #14422: Masterchef is not a Gordan Ramsy programme and never has been. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15108: stick to the day job (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15111: Well I scored 0/10 there. Some tough grids today, that's for sure. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15103: Disagree with it being easy as well. Only scored 4/10. Clever grid though, just the Landau and Middlesex groups were far too obscure for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15092: Never heard of Ohm Farad in this context and that cost me a 10/10. Good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15110: Esoteric and arcane. Scored 0/10 and not disappointed at all to have done so. I thought Adele albums might be in there somewhere but no. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #15026: Loved this one - great fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #10267: Not great - cockney terms are very location specific, fine for London centrics. But I like the "on the ..." And wagon was a nice red herring for wheels. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15109: Clever but very tough. I scored 2/10, identifying Launch and Fire groups after not getting any of the connections. I've done the exact same theme in the past so I disappointed in myself here, haha. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15109: I labled this as easy but the red fish might make it trickier than I thought. It's your rating that counts. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15103: Managed a 10 for a change. Always satisfying when the grid is far from simple. Nice one. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15107: Liked this one. Should've caught on to the theme more quickly. When I finally realized what was going on it was too late to filter out the red fish. 5/10. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Degaleg @ #15106: Maybe too many colour crossovers. My 2nd ever grid, so you live and learn! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Degaleg @ #15106: Maybe too many colour crossovers. My 2nd ever grid, so you live and learn! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15100: Never heard of heman either, so got 7/10 via guesswork. It's given me ideas if nothing else :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15098: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15098: I'll probably find them easier than this, then... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15106: I got the Bernie group just by observing that all 4 began with a name- - which felt a bit rubbish- so this was bjetter than i thought it was! It was more of a test of what the groups exactly were than it was of resolving them. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15107: Big day ahead? 😀 As pointed out below theres 2 solutions at least. Shame as a nice idea (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15060: P!aces to live = dwellings??? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15108: Not sure what to make of that. Two groups really good and gettable with a bit of thinking, two groups ridiculously obscure. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15107: Funny how hard it can be to spot a theme. The grid defeated me but I managed three connections ... then kicked myself (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15100: 4/10 Do you have a friend named "He-Man" And does he reside in Castle Grayskull? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louis @ #14707: Wrote all sound the same. That is basically the same thing but not excepted! Also how does mature mean grow. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15098: Duplicate of #15099 and #15100 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15099: Duplicate of #15098 and #15100 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15100: Some very tough connections. A nice challenge. Thanks! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15104: A few of the connections feel a bit loose, but some nice ideas here. Thanks! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15103: A challenge with some good crossovers. Managed 7/10, just the "Surrey" group beat me. Thanks! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lavinia @ #15096: a good attempt but I was expecting more :/ (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15081: Well put together. I should have done better, especially the books, which I have read. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Karna @ #15080: Good grid, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #15104: Tough! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15095: Car line was a good idea (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15099: Hard got 3pts (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15103: Not easy for me only got the fly line (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15106: Happy with four points (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15107: Well done (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #15095: Left me confused...same problems as encountered by FirstGofer. Nice ideas though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15097: Superb stuff, well done. Clever idea and well constructed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15107: Solved with four seconds to spare. So many red herrings but still possible to solve. Good grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15103: Fun, but very easy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Stew Dapple @ #15106: Wow, that was tough! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #15107: Recognisable squares, but very tough to get them lined up correctly. Good gridding. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15107: 5/10 Clever, and I like it overall. Colonial knowledge stumped me with "Trafford." Only real problem is that "Age" and "Testament" could be swapped. Also "Moon" and "Potatoes" but the latter uses a less common phrase. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15107: Well fair enough. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15106: 3/10..Lots of crossovers..35 combos for one line. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15107: 4/10 There is such a thing as too many crossovers. 4 other words could fit the Jersey line, that's 70 possible combos. And another 15 combos on the Trafford line. I don't like winning on speed clicking alone. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15097: This was excellent. Realised the theme almost immediately as I did German and Italian at university and did a round on French language phrases recently, but it was still tricky to pick apart. Nice one mate. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15102: exiled yes, but I put comeback - that's what they did after being exiled terms of affection, yes (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15096: Yahoo and Bing aren't browsers - they're search engines (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Evelyn Wilson @ #15102: I tried 'terms of affection' which didn't work either - I was tempted to put 'pet names' but that felt a bit 'wrong'. Good grid though, especially the 'exiled' one which is obvious when you know the answer but tricky to pin down under pressure of time. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15102: Didn't accept terms of endearment, but I gave myself the point ;-) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Chenny D @ #15080: Nice. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jody @ #15100: too obscure for me - Heman? Also If there is a homonym for lettuce surely it would be 'let is' (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15096: Some nice ideas, but needs crossovers. Agreed regarding the weak "Chrome" group. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Nonam @ #15096: Fuck off nam (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Noman @ #15096: 10/10 would do again (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Man @ #15096: Lovely quiz I enjoyed (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Man @ #15096: Lovely quiz I enjoyed (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Dan @ #15096: YAY GOOD JOB I DID BADLY (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Dylan @ #15096: Nice try. Not all of us can make nice quizzes. But still (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15096: What the duck is a browser huh (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Saniya @ #15096: OMG GUYS I LOVED IT BUT THIS ISNT SANIYA NOPE CAUSE SHE HATED IT BUT I LOVE IT SO IM DEFINITELY NOT HER YEAH (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Saniya @ #15096: I disapprove. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15077: Got there with a minute and a half to spare! Enjoyed this one, thank you. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15092: I will looking for cricket the whole way only to loose confidence and go for knots right at the end! Enjoyed the grid though. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

g @ #15092: nice and easy does it (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15072: Very tough, although kicked myself I didn't get a couple of connections. An enjoyable challenge. Thanks! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15095: Well constructed grid. Would be really helpful if you could put the answer in the 'notes' as well as the explanation, eg, what was accepted for the Aslan group? You have 2 lions, a tiger and a panther. Not sure why zodiac signs was rejected... or Ford Car Models. TIA (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15090: A great grid with some touch connections to work out. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15096: I'm not convinced that two of the clues fit the provided connection for the "Chrome" group. A few more crossovers would have added some challenge. A nice attempt. Thanks! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15095: Got all the links but beaten by the red fish again. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15097: I really enjoyed this, a great idea and tough to unravel. Thanks! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15091: Challenging with some good crossovers. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15092: Quite easy, but some nice ideas. Thanks! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15097: Maybe we should phase out the use of these words, along with all the other madness, as part of the brexit preparations. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15087: I liked this grid. In Dr R's defence, Eric Clapton was in Blind Faith with Steve Winwood, who was in Traffic so there is a very tenuous connection. I can also forgive the Micky, Mikey and that it was Slik not Slick as these are just superficial and didn't detract from my enjoyment. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15092: Now, put cricket in there and I'm away! Only spotted 2 crossovers, so got this one fast. Thanks for the grid! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15091: 6/10 ... would have been 7 if the answer had required the nationality as well (harsh!). No chance of getting the Normal group :-/ (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15090: Only got the Turandot group... love the diversity of your solutions, though. A real test! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15089: SNL = Saturday Night Live. Massive US comedy show, that launched many massive careers - Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Bill Murray... Enjoyable grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15087: The only time Eric Clapton was in traffic was when someone broke down in the road works on the A14. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Adam Zapple @ #15089: Very easy, but fun. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Chuck Stake @ #15090: Well thought out; good grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #15092: Good fun, well done. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15091: Found this one a lot harder than 15092. Saw the science and maths connections from the start but couldn't sort them out. Ended up with a miserable 2. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15092: Nice one. Was lost among the cricket terms until I spotted the iron connection. Then the final hurdle was ohm farad, which I thought was the name of some arab I'd never never heard of. Anyway, the other items in the group gave me the connection and a satisfying 10. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15092: Good grid, fairly straightforward. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15090: Godzilla meets the classical world. Nice mix. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #15084: 6/10. Two lines might have other connections not listed but in the same ballpark. I liked it but I think I aced it. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #15073: 4/10 got three points from the second half. tough, but not unreasonable...nicely done (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Eric Clapton @ #15087: I was never in Traffic (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #15087: 4/10..tough a bit esoteric but fine. I can buy David for Davy, but Mikey for Micky is off. & the Decades are cut funny. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

leilita @ #15059: @orlando same here about the Hendrix version - had to make a bit of a guess in the end! Nice grid enjoyed this one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15087: Same as Steve H... that connection was fiendish (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15087: Who'd know something like that? I bet the setter googled it. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15089: Quick and easy - would've got 10 in record time if I had any idea what SNL is or who any of the people in the group are. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15081: @Jonbob - yeah, 3 of these would be dfficult to spot from your side of the pond... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15079: Good one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15081: Porridge brilliant the golfers I got as well only the Jennings one stumped me. Good one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15083: 2 easy lines 2 hard ones my answers for the hard ones were miles off (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15087: Groups are my thing so rushed thru it didn’t get the no ones though (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15089: 30 seconds then all but the brothers one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #13016: had not seen frozen (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15089: Mixed feelings about this one. Solved it in 10 seconds due to lack of crossovers, but couldn't identify the US-centric one, nor the Charlie group, so I scored 6/10. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #13420: loved the weapon category (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #13748: i agree with mike and peekay (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15081: 0/10 for me, even after seeing all the answers and connections. I know zero of these things, and I hope it's just because I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #13941: agree with rosschris "the" makes the puzzle too easy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #14043: i'm not british so the comedians were difficult, had to leave them to last (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #14046: way too easy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #14317: as a non-brit this was fun (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #14323: nice one. except idk about blue cheese... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #14418: omg we're not all british add "colors" too... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

YB @ #14733: i really like that it was actually doable but the explanations.. yours are too long so even if i write the correct explanation such as "Apple", i get incorrect.... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15084: Love it (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15081: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15083: Seemed tricky at first glance but managed to get 10/10 there. Not many overlaps I think but still fun. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15084: specialist grid (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15078: Mr Tom. I thought about it. Just trying to get the level of challenge right. Other grids that I submitted as medium where considered hard by the solvers. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15080: Great stuff, good me with the Islington group, very clever. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15078: Peekay. I don't see what you mean. Ther's only one way to resolve this grid. Squareeyes. Drake is a given name of English origin meaning snake or dragon. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15077: Fantastic. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15078: Tweet tweet. In context you could have asked for verb in the connection. And as others have said you probably didn't need the sir or the captain. Good clean fun though 😊 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Yay @ #15078: Love that this is all about birds! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Yay @ #15067: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15077: Excellent. Can't believe I missed the hunter group (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15078: 10/10 fairly quickly ... including verbs. the inclusion of sir and captain made this a lot easier. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jjm @ #15077: 3 wordy rows, did those, Images of star signs I couldn't. Neat flip (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15066: Awful, sorry, but just dreadful. Makes no sense at all (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15078: The first names line is pushing it tbh, as they could be another group (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #15078: 10/10 with 4 seconds to go!... but the "drake" line should be surnames, I think? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15078: I wrote just "bird" as the keyword for the link as the grid is probably challenging enough anyway, but well done if you spotted that swallow, duck, gull and rail are also verbs. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15077: Got nowhere with this one. Just a couple of links. Too early in the morning perhaps. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15077: 10/10... well constructed and fun. :-) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15076: I saw the groups... missed the Arrows as I opted for weapons. It didn't accept motor racing though. A good challenge (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15076: Tough one. Scored 3/10. The Arrows group was very clever and I kicked myself about it, as it has been a question on Only Connect in the past. Have never heard of Partisan in this context but you learn something every day. Cheers. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15048: Can you remember what the problem was, James? I do try to accept as much as I can think of. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15062: Easy as, erm ... 1, 2, 3 ;) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

ÑMotherFucker @ #15066: You realise you have 2 fucking IDENTICAL clues here? How the fuck are we supposed to know which is --- and which is ---? Mother Fucker. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15059: Nice grid, thanks. I managed a full house, though the Cold Shoulder group was a bit of a punt. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15058: I only managed 3/10, but this was a fair grid with some original groups. Thanks for the fun challenge! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15057: Liked this one. Thanks for setting it (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15048: Nicely done. I'm ashamed to say I had no trouble with Electra's group, and missed the connection with Napoleon's. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15068: Definitions are shockingly bad (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #8261: The Antonyms line really really didn't work (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15068: The other one was better. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15048: A good grid, but you need to work on your accepted responses. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Twiki @ #15054: Excellent grid. Lot of fun. But I put Stephen down as an answer and it was marked incorrect when Boxing Day (when King Wenceslas looked out) is the feast of St Stephen (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15058: Hardest one for a while beat me a feeble 2 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15060: Done the first bit quick then only got Hugh Laurie not bad (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15063: heavy metal groups not accepted. I was also tripped up by the misspelt word (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15073: hmmm... sophie? who remembers that, or ever knew it? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15063: Pretty good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15067: Easy but ok (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15073: I did alright all but the horses (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Louis @ #14372: Did not except heiroglyphs when they are and chocolate bars seems to come up a lot. Otherwise good grid (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15067: Ah magnum, my old friend... a new twist on it, but Straightforward enough. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15073: Stealers... think "Stuck In The Middle With You" and Daisy is a printer (showing my age again!) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15073: Nice grid. Got lost among all the royal names but the links were clear enough after I'd run out of time. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15067: I didn't put the same clue twice this time :) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Emma @ #15067: Almost cracked the code. 6/10 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15073: Tough one, scored 3/10. Never heard of Daisy or Stealers being used in the context of that clue description. Cheers though (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15067: All good. Thanks Andy P. (2 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #15067: Excellent. (2 months ago)

W.D. @ #15062: As JonBob said, probably easy once you see the gimmick. Unfortunately, I kept trying to find a sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4 and only got it as the time ran out. Nice idea - well done. (2 months ago)

W.D. @ #15061: Ah, you got me on the tube station group. The only thing I'd say is it may not be a great idea to put what the clues are red herrings for as it gives away that group if you look at the connection before you've guessed the others (that is, if you are guessing like me - if you know the answer, not so much of a problem). (2 months ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #12456: Spelling mistakes and poor descriptions (2 months ago)

Ezra @ #8261: You fawning fuckwits! This is the biggest heap of shite I've ever seen! (2 months ago)

Ezra @ #8270: TWAT! (2 months ago)

Ezra @ #8297: Total wank! (2 months ago)

Joex @ #15063: Thanks for feedback. it was a double bluff as it does fit into one of the other links. But perhaps you would have to know to be fooled by it.... If that makes sense! Apologies for the poor spelling! Still quite happy for a first attempt at creating one 😊 (2 months ago)

Chumsford @ #15063: Nice grid, it's 'apocalyptic' though, got me looking for hidden words with that spelling! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15067: I think I'm beginning to see how your mind works AndyP. Another 10/10. Another well put together grid. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15062: :D (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15063: I missed the Age group too! Slipknot doesn't really work in this context, should really be Slip to fit with the group. Sorry for spoiler! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15061: Likewise Marlborough... but it can be very difficult to get the right number of crossovers to create a decent challenge AND have a unique solution. And we all have the occasional typo. I enjoyed it. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15059: Pretty good. Only 6/10 because I only know the Hendrix version of "All Along the Watchtower" (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15037: It isn't a verb in this context, which is why I wrote "plural forms" in the explanation. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15067: 5/10. Beaten by the red fish again. Nice one. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15062: Andy. I thought of a few synonyms but rejected them. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15062: That was fun, and a nice change from the normal style of grid. I also admire your audacity in using the word Poo as a clue when you know it might get flak from some people. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15063: Nice one, I got 7/10 but had a slight advantage as I did the Figure 8 connection myself the other day. Kicking myself that I missed naming the connection of the Age group, seems so obvious now. Cheers. (2 months ago)

Bmd34 @ #1443: Juvenile award hardly counts for Garland when the others all won for acting. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15062: Fun, but easy once the gimmick is spotted. (2 months ago)

GERARDO GARCIA @ #14998: DEFFO BS (2 months ago)

GERARDO GARCIA @ #14998: I AGREE (2 months ago)

AMAR GHAG @ #14998: VERY EASY ?? I THINK N0T (2 months ago)

AMAR GHAG @ #2803: BS (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15061: Nice idea... unfortunately Strand also used to be a cigarette brand so this doesn't have a unique solution. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15051: Just a bit on the wrong side of the line between "clever" and "unfair." I like the ideas here but, as previous comments note, there are some incorrect leaps due to spelling and math issues. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #15059: Great grid, liked the red herrings. I saw the connections too late so only got 6/10. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15057: Nice one.. thanks. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15054: @Platypodes... totally right, as well I knew. Can't even blame that one on too much grape. (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15055: Excellent stuff! (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15057: Good stuff, well constructed. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #15052: Liked this, the double mullet was a bonus. And I also had the Winchester for Minder, not Shaun of the Dead but that just shows my age. (2 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15054: Decent grid, got there in the end (2 months ago)

Platypodes @ #15054: Nice grid - my only quibble is in one of your explanations: Although he was the star, Tony Hancock most certainly did not write Hancock's Half Hour. That was Ray Galton & Alan Simpson. (2 months ago)

MB @ #15049: Good lunchtime quizzing (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15054: Nice idea. Needed another herring (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15054: Had the connections but your clever Will Smith herring sent me swimming in the wrong direction. 6/10 for me. Thanks for a great grid! (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15044: An excellent grid, thank you. Close but no cigar on the wood group, so it was 7/10 for me (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15045: Agree with Orlando. Spent a while puzzling at this one, then it fell into place very quickly. A satisfying grid, thanks! (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15049: A fun wall with a couple of quality crossovers. Thank you for setting. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15052: Twice the mullets, twice the fun. Thanks Andy. 7/10 for me after lumping for every connection but the correct one in the Rovers group (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15051: Managed a clean sweep with a lot of guesswork around the more obvious clues. Ma and Ama are particularly tough clues (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15055: Good one - enjoyed this. Thanks! (2 months ago)

Ian @ #15052: Great grid (won't mention the mullet :-) ) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15052: 10/10 on an Andy P in less than a minute... good way to start the day. Forgiven on the mullet - we all make the odd goof. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15051: Got the groups (more luck than judgement on the Awakens group) and 3 connections BUT had no hope of the Ex Machina group - it's AGNUS not Angus. Unless, of course, it's a scottish lamb ;-) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15050: Nice grid. A couple more crossovers would up the challenge (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15052: I'm so sorry - I don't know how it got past me, but I've put mullet on the grid twice. Apologies for being an idiot! haha. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15049: Enjoyed this. Good grid. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15051: Well, a very tough board. Some very obscure concepts mixed in with some straightforward ones meant that I scored 0 on grouping them but 4 on naming them. I like the ideas, but it was just too difficult in the end. Also agree with K's comment below - besides, the square root of e is around 1.65, so you meant square root of E (capital letters often make a big difference in maths and physics). Cheers though. (2 months ago)

K @ #15051: Not quite. The square root of mc^2 is sqrt(m)c (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15046: Straightforward. (2 months ago)

Bert @ #14494: Annoying (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15032: 10/10. Would not have gotten Mix if it weren't for FirstGofer's previous grid. Fin. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15047: 4/10..Well done. Some real stumpers there. Tough but not crazy, this game should be kinda hard and 4 or 10 is a decent score. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15046: 5/10..attributed to culture a bit. Solid game. Moderately difficult (2 months ago)

fisherman @ #15046: just had to comment on Orlando's post- 'red fish" :) :) :) :) (2 months ago)

Stimpy @ #9384: Bones in Star Trek lol (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15047: The veggie line's link felt a bit random. When the link involves adding a letter/s, it's always the same ones for each member of the group so changing a letter to whichever you choose seems loose. Otherwise pretty good. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15046: Well I got 10/10 in 31 seconds, so it was a bit easy unfortunately, but a nice change compared to other groups recently. (2 months ago)

EDWARD @ #14919: wasn't allowed things that smell (2 months ago)

gg @ #10829: synonym description is rather inaccurate (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15046: Got the links but red fish and unfamiliar brands and varieties stopped me from sorting the groups out. Not so easy. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15045: Stared it this grid for two minutes, wondering where to start and then a lightbulb appeared above my head enabling me to sort out the groups in time. The nice thing about grids with links between the groups is that, once you start, you're on track till the end. Liked this one. (2 months ago)

missh @ #15047: Very sorry if you entered the word bird and it registered incorrect - I mistakenly entered birds instead. (2 months ago)

Ian @ #15044: Good grid. Didn't find the groups but got all of the connections. Liked the Fini group but it really stored me until I saw it with the other words of its correct group. (2 months ago)

george @ #15046: easy but nice (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15046: A couple more crossovers would have upped the challenge... thanks for setting (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15045: Straightforward... 28 seconds, which is pretty much a record for me! Thanks :-) (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15041: 7/10 good mix..concur with the others...a fine game to play (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15042: 3/10 Liked the Fratellis, as I'm a Blackhawks fan. a touch more specific than most on this site but good. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15045: 10/10...Once you get the first one, the rest follow pretty easy. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #15045: distill is usually spelt distil (2 months ago)

SpoderKid @ #15015: hard to judge whether its good or bad. Not terrible as a first attempt. Nico might not be so dumb (2 months ago)

kid @ #15014: alright (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15038: My last name is the good old Irish Boyle, but I'm second generation Italian on my mom's side (Fauci - from Ischia). (2 months ago)

Ian @ #15043: Great Grid, took me a while, but got the all with 5 secs to spare (2 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #14922: Good one - especially liked the fact that all 7 dwarves were on there. I got lucky with my first 4. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15043: Nicely constructed. Found it easy having used winter palace and four seasons hotels in a recent grid. Once I'd clocked the theme, fell into place :-) (2 months ago)

Titus @ #15042: too difficult (2 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #8988: Robbish (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15042: Not sure about your Lemur line... armadillo (except a couple of sub-species) are not generally hairy and the solution seems overly narrow. Placental mammals includes just about every mammalian genus. Sorry! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15041: Great grid, Andy P! 10/10... i too have never heard of Malta but took a punt based on the others and have learnt something. Now, to slip it into conversation .. hahaha! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15040: The Grid line eluded me! The stages are mammalian, as well as human... except, of course, for the platypus! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15038: I was about to welcome you to life as a Brit!!! I think we've learned a lot about you with grid, urbanbaboon... coffee, wine, pasta. Is your last name Colombo?? ;-) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15037: Very good on the Shipman line. Not convinced by the leaf line... loaf the verb doesn't conform and ditto kittymcg (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15036: Fiendish! The Shed group could have an alternative solution - all can precede Off. Likewise the Hat solution... as Survivor said. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15033: A satisfying grid that came apart with time and effort. Thanks for setting. The missing 'e' kept my score to 7/10, though I'm not sure I would have found the final connection in any case. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15030: A less than majestic 3/10. Thanks for a challenging grid with an interesting set of groups. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15034: Good one! Can't believe I missed the Western solution... was trying to find birds. D'oh! (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15031: Yes, I liked the theme but the many overlaps made it difficult, particularly the very similar print and ring groups. 5/10 for me (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15033: My brain affected the score on this one! 2/10... just didn't twig. A deceptively challenging grid. Thanks (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15032: Got this one fairly quickly... thanks to tropical and critic. I used the mix solution in a grid (but managed to include typo!) so that helped too. A fine grid. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15031: Found it hard... there were at 2 potential groups that had other solutions. Thanks for setting though. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15035: Service and the slug were new to me but I was able to resolve the grid and find the connections. A pleasing mix of groups. Thank you for setting. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15036: Found two groups early then hit the wall with this one. The Hat group is very difficult. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15043: Clever premise for a grid, pretty difficult though, scored 5/10. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15030: 6/10. Didn't get the homosexuality solution, but the format of words suggested they went together. Ditto Mel Gibson's group. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15029: Didn't get the Dun solution, but got the other 3 pretty quickly. Fun and original. Thanks! (2 months ago)

JDizzle @ #98: In what English speaking place is the letter Y not pronounced Why? I know in phonetics it isn't but you're an adult right? (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15026: Smashed it! Good grid :-) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15025: Enjoyed this - thank you! (2 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #15043: Nice theme - good grid. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15041: Fair play, I thought it added to the grid rather than took away. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15041: Just two groups and three links. "Maltalent" is labeled as archaic and rare in the dictionary. It was tricky enough without that. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15040: It was all about the idea for the grid line. The rest was deliberately easy, but attempting to get similar looking words. this one was just for fun on my part. (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #11973: (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #11243: Good but don't know any red herrings for "mad", got it easy enough after that (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15040: Easy except for fiendish "grid"link at the end. Thought I was heading for an effortless 10. (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #3594: Nice (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #3594: Nice (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #14986: Nice one (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15037: Your wolf group are also all anagrams of words beginning with f (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #14487: Best grid for some while. (2 months ago)

Fred @ #7427: Too bloody american (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #15037: Yes, you got me Orlando. Good grid. (2 months ago)

Banana @ #15031: Too many links with the same sort of theme. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15035: 7/10 Welcome fellow American. Would've been perfect but I couldn't see the Ace line connection. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15038: Oops...didn't change the flag. This board was made in the USA, apologies. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15037: 4/10...that was a rough one. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #14868: Enjoyable. Always nice to get a ten for a change. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #14973: "Overfeed" is written as one word and "hand feed" is a common collocation. What's the problem? (2 months ago)

Primrose @ #15037: Good. Couldn’t do it but good (2 months ago)

RBR45 @ #15034: The corvette threw me but good grid 10/10 (2 months ago)

truecockney @ #15033: Mistake on my part indeed. Hopefully it doesn't affect scores. (2 months ago)

survivor @ #15036: Nice grid! With two groups remaining, I got undeservedly lucky by unitng the Hat group on the idea that they could all be followed by a silent E. Less elegant than the intended answer, but it worked in the nick of time. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15034: 5/10 Good set of red herrings. A Nice game. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15028: Agree - to keep a puzzle private in the future, you need to select "no" under "is this grid of interest to a general audience?" - this doesn't stop you from being able to copy & paste the URL to link it to your friends. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15033: "Parasit" isn't in the dictionary. Did you mean to write "site". Managed 7 despite the apparent mistake. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15024: Just got 3/10 for links.Saw three groups from the start but beaten by crossovers and rather obscure veg. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15036: Thought I might have set the bar high for the hat group. Hence the clue in the pat group. (2 months ago)

g @ #15034: missed the boat parts but otherwise enjoyed good one (2 months ago)

g @ #15035: loved the tones (didn't get it myself) very well done (2 months ago)

Roopgrockie @ #12378: Have to agree. That was just silly. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15036: Got the obvious group but the rest was beyond me - including the Hell group which I used in a grid myself recently! Even witht the clue, the hat group was extremely tough. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15035: Got four links but only two groups. Beaten by the profusion of poets and the obscurity of Robert Service. Loved the link in the Bari group. Great grid! (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15034: Good grid, scored 5/10, done over by the Headmaster group. (2 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15032: Also got 6 but great grid, thank you. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15034: Found this very straightforward. Which is allowed on a Sunday I guess! (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15031: A clever theme, but very tough. Scored 2/10. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15035: Good one. Nice mix, and I scored 6/10. The Slug and the Frost groups got past me. The Miles group was very clever but I like the wordy ones. Cheers. (2 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15034: Good grid, 7/10 for me. (2 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15026: A really fun and enjoyable grid. Thank you! (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15032: Was pleased to get 6/10 on this tricky grid. Only got two groups but found all the links after a bit of head scratching. Particularly liked the "civic" line. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15034: Just 4/10. Hadn't heard of a game called balderdash. Sounds like fun. Nicely hidden in the headmaster line. Good challenge. (2 months ago)

Me @ #14475: Sorry if that was a spoiler but you aint going to get it any other way. (2 months ago)

Me @ #14475: Vietnamese for king, eh!!!!!! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10405: An invalid grid as there are at least 2 solutions- move palin herring and sturgeon around (2 months ago)

Me @ #14460: Is Tony Blackburn still on (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #10405: Red herrings, tuna cod and haddock. Great! (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #48: Managed a 10, but not without effort. Couldn't see any crossovers. Challenging enough without them though. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #2297: Liked it very much. Tricky but accessible. (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #14707: Hoover started out as a brand name but is now used uncapitalised as a noun and a verb, regardless of the brand of vacuum cleaner being used. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15030: Haven't seen the films or taken any interest in Broadway but managed 5/10. (2 months ago)

Endpaper @ #15029: Clever idea! (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15017: Tough challenge but fairly fair. Never heard of "cria" or "puggle". (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15028: 0/10 And I don't really feel bad about it. This board was designed for someone else. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15029: 7/10 these kind of boards just don't have a starting point, which makes them pretty difficult. Got a bit lucky to clear it. It was fun enough, but pretty different from what I've seen on TV. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15009: Liked it, cheers Andy. 7/10 thanks to being the wrong vintage to have grown up with the video game ;) (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15011: 5/10 for me. I fell into the same trap as the baboon. Thanks for the testing grid. (2 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15013: Very nicely done. Liked the cricket group especially. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15027: Too specialized for me. One for the vieo-gamers. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15029: Squareeyes. See comment below. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15029: If you liked this, try 15026 by Koshatnik. A clever one. (2 months ago)

squareeyes @ #15029: What a brilliant idea, I wish I had thought of this (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15011: Urbanbaboon. You're right about "out" following the "throw" group of course. So many verbs can be followed by "up", "off", "back" etc. I try to avoid such connections and didn't include "over" as a prefix meaning "too much" for the same reason. After all, this is The Wall not The Weakest Link. (2 months ago)

Alison @ #13408: London, Belfast, Saint Helier, Douglas. The last two are Not capital cities of the British Isles. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15026: Loved it! Having found one group, I caught on and the rest followed. Five stars. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15029: NSKR: no specialist knowledge required. (2 months ago)

cool @ #15027: cool (2 months ago)

asdf @ #15027: lol clearly copy paste this isn't roblox Also, great quiz (2 months ago)

DEMON @ #15027: WANT FREE ROBUX? GO TO allxbox.games/Roblox robux generator/Roblox robux generator FOR FREE ROBUX. FREE!!! (2 months ago)

sword @ #15027: actually comment wat u think about it (2 months ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: wats froody (2 months ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: wats froody (2 months ago)

H2-G2 @ #15027: froody (2 months ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: meh (2 months ago)

404 not_found @ #15027: its cool (2 months ago)

joe @ #15027: minecraft is good (2 months ago)

XX_MLG_XX @ #15027: lol minecraft y (2 months ago)

joe @ #15027: OMG this is lit! (2 months ago)

tim @ #15027: AMAZING! (2 months ago)

chris @ #15025: nice simple grid, i enjoyed this one. (2 months ago)

chris @ #15025: nice simple grid, i enjoyed this one. (2 months ago)

Misret Tom @ #15024: A fiendish twist on familiar themes. (2 months ago)

Misret Tom @ #15025: Very good, stomach group especially. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15026: Ha! 10/10 fell into place once I grokked your gimmick. Lots of fun. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15025: NSKR, hear hear! Great stuff and still difficult enough. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15026: 3/10....well aren't we a clever one? I'm impressed (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3: Thought I tried the 1st grid (7/10) a lot more straightforward than life around grid 15000 (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7427: 6/10 easily could've been 10 but I typed something too narrow on one, and knew the other but typed in a different thing. Fair challenge. Solid. Moroni is the federal capital of Comoros (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11763: 4/10..lots of negative comments. Reasonably guessable. Maybe a little too much of one thing. But enjoyable (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15025: 4/10, actually 3 but I got the Stomach line right just a different not taken word. Fair challenge. Thanks (2 months ago)

Miss B @ #7427: Way too obscure and just adding a letter at the end is ridiculous. And Moroni is the capital of where? (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15025: NSKR: no specialist knowledge required. I'd like to see more grids like this so that's the kind I'm submitting. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15023: Too much specialist knowledge required for my taste. Not complaining as it was labled as hard. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #15009: Managed 10/10 on this, though I think some of the song(s) are credited to the Jacksons or Michael Jackson. No problem with that, however, and I enjoyed this challenge. Thank you. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #15008: Not great for me either, just 4/10. Good grid, thank you. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #15005: Only 6/10 on this one for me too. Good challenge. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15013: Right up my street. Nice balance of crossovers and almost no special knowledge required. "Almost" because I hadn't heard of a couple of the Beatles songs and I used up my lives by including "revolution" in the French group. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #15003: You scored one more than I did on this grid, FirstGofer. This was very, very tough indeed. What a challenge. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15023: a toughie but a goodie. Identified all the groups but didn't know the Split connection and couldn't quite pinpoint the Lear answer. Thanks for an enjoyable challenge :-) (2 months ago)

leilita @ #15013: 7/10 - using the singular for the cricket group was inspired - tiny change but it totally threw me! 👏 (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15011: 4/10..one more if my incorrect but valid reason for the Throw line (can all precede the word out) counted (2 months ago)

Primrose @ #11763: Absolute crap. Depends on knowledge of one small area. No crossovers. Nothing clever. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14995: 10/10 thanks. First time I ever felt an advantage being American. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15015: 5/10 some out there stuff. enjoyed the challenge (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15024: 6/10..the Callisto line had one killer crossover. Well-done. (2 months ago)

Graham @ #15013: I loved it. I thought there were lots of cross-overs to spice things up! (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15023: Laughed out loud at "Stand" when I noticed the connection. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #15001: Another super puzzle. Loved the cullen skink connection. Gained a full house on this and thank you for setting it. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14999: Great grid. I especially liked the sedentary link and only saw the honkey connection at the last minute though I had the group identified for a while. Thank you for the test. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14995: I enjoyed this, as I do with all your grids, and managed 10/10 despite the tricky crossovers. Thanks for yet another fine puzzle. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15013: 5/10...Clear and playable, Good clean fun. also 5 in the Miracle group...Prince's guys. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15016: 2/10 wow..rough. A little culturally out of my league, so I don't feel I can accurately review (from USA) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15015: I see where Lebamski was coming from... Le Français call France... La France. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15017: 3/10 pretty good. (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15015: @JonBob: You're absolutely right, I was thinking of 'French'. 'France' absolutely fits, I stand corrected. Apologies, Nico! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15013: Thought I'd try an easier one for a change! There are 7 that would fit into the Horn group and 5 into the Social group. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15017: I stand corrected... :-) (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15015: Why don't you think France fits? Seems right to me. Agreed on the obscurity, though. I scored a whopping 2. (2 months ago)

Spoonbill @ #15017: I thought that too so googled it and apparently it’s a young platypus! (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15011: Shy was difficult for me as well, but I got it through elimination eventually. A really fun challenge! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15017: Failed on this one. Although, would note that Puggle doesn't fit in the group you put it in - it's a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15015: Agree with Lebamski on the God & France. I entered aerospace and aircraft and was incorrect so only 4 for me (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15013: Could do with a few more crossovers to up the challenge. An enjoyable grid nonetheless. Thanks! (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15014: Easy as there's only one crossover. Also, take care on what's accepted as a correct answer - I also gave right answers which weren't accepted. Watch your spelling too! A nice attempt. (2 months ago)

Nico very dumb @ #15014: I put stations and got it wrong. I put marvel, and got it wrong. I put DC, and got it wrong (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15015: Some nice ideas, but the 'God' connection is so obscure I doubt many people at all would get it in three minutes. 'France' also doesn't fit its group connection. Take a bit more care and this could be an enjoyable grid. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #583: Enjoyable and accessible. Thanks. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15011: A big shoal of red herrings contributed to a very decent challenge... and Shy threw me ;-) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15010: 3/10 - didn't enter the acronym so didn't get correct for Skin Colour group. Agree with Orlando on other groups... plus Cool appears in different order in the UK. Thanks for the challenge! (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #14862: Beaten by this one. Liked the hidden months. (2 months ago)

jefco @ #15007: I agree with Orlando. Its a bit of a wank really. Maybe try something not so in your personal zone. (2 months ago)

jefco @ #14995: Good grid that wasn't to left field for me. Thanks! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15009: Missed the xenia link but so 7/10 although put the 4 together because they seemed to 'fit'. Good grid (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15008: Ouch! My head hurts. All makes sense when resolved and very clever, but I couldn't make the connections. 1/10. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #14947: There's one thing that could go wrong. Having submitted the grid I noticed that "madam" and "radar" are interchangeable but nobody seems to have noticed. Pity there's no way to edit one's grids after submitting them. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #14947: Lebamski. I just wrote "palindromes" as the link. What could go wrong? (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15010: Just 4/10. The "skip" and "below" groups are hard to spot, even after the grid is resolved. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15009: Good one Leilita. I suppose that link might be quite easy for my generation (I'm 31), having grown up with the video game. (2 months ago)

leilita @ #15009: 7/10 just got the wrong CBS link. Am clearly a total nerd for getting the Xenia link right!!! Great fun (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15005: Either theres a "Soloman" in the bible which google has overlooked, or Solomon and Samson are interchangeable. Massively frustrating as knew what all 4 groups were very quickly, but still only 4/10 (2 months ago)

Lu @ #14858: Tube stops not accepted for London Underground stations. V frustrating. A good grid though! (2 months ago)

Lu @ #14836: Yeah, agree with everyone below — clearly shops should be accepted. (2 months ago)

Lu @ #14803: Too easy. Would lower difficulty. (2 months ago)

Lu @ #14919: Good table, pretty straightforward. Frustrating that I lost two points for smell vs. smells, and computer games vs. video games. (2 months ago)

jools @ #12470: would have got it a lot quicker if you could spell spurn. This is a word game!! Agree with Nellington, you wouldn't accept 3 of my answers even though I was correct. Infuriating! (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15009: 4/10 pretty good. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #14986: Liked this one. Tricky but doable. Couldn't sort the knots from the numbers. 6/10 (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15005: Good one - also scored 6/10. As with a couple below me, you got me with the Judy clue. Well done. (2 months ago)

Oliver @ #14440: Who's Robert Harris? (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14977: 4/10 (1 on front end only). Tough but fair. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15003: Fairly fiendish, as labled. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15003: 0 for me. I prefer grids that require less specialized knowledge. (2 months ago)

Orlando @ #15007: Not too the interesting for the average solver. There seem to be lots of grids that require specialist knowledge on the main page. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15001: Nice run. 7/10 Hard but with enough clues to discover. Fun. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15001: Spent about a minute trying to anagram "Unicorn Ear" before the penny finally dropped (2 months ago)

Jody @ #7665: Top top grid, thanks (2 months ago)

leilita @ #15005: Great red herrings!! Only picked one group correctly but got all the connections when I saw the combos in front of me! 👏 (2 months ago)

leilita @ #15001: Didn’t accept “pants” for the thong group 😂 other than that good grid with fun crossovers! (2 months ago)

leilita @ #14995: Nice crossovers! 7/10 didn’t know the rhinestone cowboy group connection :-( (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14988: Some nice ideas in here, but your execution needs to be tighter. The 'Fell' connection is a bit flimsy, and the explanation of one of the other groups with numbers next to names made very little sense to me! A nice attempt, I look forward to seeing what you can produce in future. Thanks! (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15003: 3/10 all on the backend, it was like a whole grid of red herrings. Not my favorite (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15005: 6/10 clever on the red herring. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #14995: So close. I saw all the connections but couldn't sort out the final two groups in 3 lives because I wasn't familiar with Marriott. 6/10. (2 months ago)

RBR45 @ #14993: Loves this grid 10/10 - liked the crossovers and appreciate the pedantry (2 months ago)

RBR45 @ #14995: managed this one 10/10 - thankful for my Dads taste in music whilst growing up. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #14999: Got 1/10. Tried so hard to get the Egg connection that I pretty much abandoned anything else, must have been through every single alternative without actually getting the group. That was frustrating haha. (2 months ago)

Bacon Butty @ #15001: 10/10, great grid with good variety of groups. (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15005: I spotted the four connections fairly early so managed to solve this one. Enjoyable with a few good crossovers. Thanks! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14993: @FirstGofer pedantry aside, it's still a horse. I accept this would make a wider group than the one you intended, but it's still a group. While what constitutes a valid group is fuzzy - 'noun' being clearly invalid - I personally would not have written this even if i could think of it! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15001: @Lebamski... I considered a broader answer for that group, but opted to be specific. Consider your score 9/10! :-) (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14995: Managed to crack this one for 10/10. A great balance of crossovers and varied connections. Great stuff. Thanks! (2 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15001: Spotted all the groups, but I wasn't specific enough on the 'Bloomers' group. A fine grid with some clever crossovers. Thanks! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15003: A clever grid - I saw the Bridges connection immediately, but with 7 people fitting into that group, I couldn't finish and ended up with only 1/10. (2 months ago)

Ezra @ #10274: Probably several other ways to solve the same grid (with other incredibly arbitrary connections), so it's not a unique, only-one-solution puzzle as it SHOULD be. (2 months ago)

Ezra @ #10260: Down Syndrome (not "Down's" because English physician John Langdon Down, who characterized the condition, did not actually have it -- 's connotes ownership or possession) is NOT a disease. So the inclusion in this category is incorrect in TWO ways. LAZY compilation! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14999: Nice grid, good crossovers. Solved it quickly (for me!) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14993: Thanks for all the feedback! @Mister Tom - strictly speaking, bronco and mustang are not interchangeable in this instance, as a bronco is any breed of untrained/untamed horse that bucks. Pedantic, I know, but if there's any place for pendantry, it's here :-) :-) (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14993: You can swap bronco and mustang for valid groups. (2 months ago)

Coochies @ #14993: Tremendous grid, well done (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #14993: Same as Urban, lots of threes for me. Couldn't get any groups in the end but identified 3 links afterwards, missing the Tennessee. Cheers for a tough one. (2 months ago)

pedant @ #14978: the correct spelling is "hieroglyphs" unfortunately (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #14993: A lot of gaps in my knowledge here, but managed 7/10 with educated guesses. (2 months ago)

Ben @ #14989: Not bad but James and Gordon are interchangable (both trains in Thomas the Tank Engine and both famous Browns). (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14993: This took a bit of working out but I got there in the end. Thank you for the tricky challenge. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14990: Liked this one very much, FirstGofer, and managed to gain a full house on this one despite the misdirection of the crossovers. Thank you for another fine grid. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14989: I didn't get the J connection either so 7/10 for me too. Good grid, thank you for setting. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14987: Enjoyed this one, though I wasn't sure about the link involving Yearling but couldn't suggest anything else so I managed 10/10. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14993: 6/10 found a lot of groups of threes, unfortunately 4 is required. Lots of challenging crossovers...Good solid difficult board (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14986: Great grid.Managed to get the full house on this after I figured out the Popeye Doyle link. Thank you for the test. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14985: Good grid and one that was too tough for us. One group and connection only. (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #9067: Git 3 lines straight away but not familiar with Jim Carey movies! (2 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14990: 5/10 Enjoyed the mix. Can't believe I missed the Buckingham line. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14990: Enjoyable and fair. Fortunately for me i spotted moscow early :-) (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #8199: (2 months ago)

Pip @ #14432: Hello from Nailsworth (2 months ago)

Pip @ #14427: No thanks, no fun, no point, lost will to live. (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #12138: Nice (2 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #13420: Nice (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #14986: Is this your first grid, Scott? Haha, cheers mate, nice one. (2 months ago)

Scott @ #14986: Legitimately the best grid I've done. I got 10/10. Perfect balance of difficulty. Very satisfying. Good crossovers. I'm proud of you Andy P (2 months ago)

EDWARD @ #186: not allow dog breeds!!!! Really (2 months ago)

Leilita @ #14960: Quite easy to pick the right groups - I knew that they were connected just not how all of them were connected! Also happy to be corrected but Arendt all the names in the Cleopatra group also characters in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra? (2 months ago)

Leilita @ #14990: Great grid with interesting crossovers! Gutted I didn’t chinook group connection - too much of a vegetarian clearly!! 7/10 scored (2 months ago)

EDWARD @ #10570: what on earth is Lamb L or Corn S (2 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #11803: How is Ellie Goulding a band or even Eminem and even 50 cent!!! Maroon 5 is the only band there!!! Musicians Very poor (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14986: A really fun one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14987: Simple but effective crossovers. Deceptively challenging and very enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14990: Inspired crossovers, very tough but very enjoyable. Completely missed the 'North Atlantic' group connection until I saw the grid resolved, kicking myself for missing it. A brilliant grid. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #13942: Too many mistakes. Shouldn't be capital letters for Antartica or Africa and Technically the earth isn't in the sky as the sky is around the earth (2 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #14046: CLOTHES SHOPS SHOULD BE ALLOWED (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mal knox @ #583: Fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #14205: ABCD CAN BE VITAMINS TOO SO THIS IS POOR (2 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #14146: CHAMPIONS LEABUE???? HOW DO THEY REPRESENT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE? WORLD LEADERS IS NOT EXCEPTED,THAT ISN'T POLOTICS!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14989: Nice one! Didn't get the J connection, so only 7/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14986: Very satisfying. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Stephen @ #14988: There is no such thing as a seagull. They are herring gulls or other types (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14988: Found this one very hard. I put the correct answers for the Fell and Cook groups but neither accepted. Would be helpful to include and explanation of the correct answer on all solutions (i.e. Taylor group). I'm sure names and years will be of no help to non-UK users! Thanks for setting (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14987: Excellent cheers. Scored 7/10 after not cracking the Princeton link. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14985: A mighty two points! Too hard for me but a cleaver grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #14973: over feed and hand feed?? (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14967: Unravelled the groups and managed three connections but I was nowhere near the fourth. Thanks for the challenge! (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14979: A fine grid, thank you for setting. The brilliant and fiendish group others have mentioned stopped me claiming a full house. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14987: Nice one! Cracked it quickly and enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14986: A cracking grid as usual, thanks Andy. 7/10 for me. Can't believe I failed to untangle the slip group (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14986: Very enjoyable, 7/10 for me. Some great crossovers. Thanks very much! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14985: Some nice ideas, but a couple of connections are maybe a little too obscure to make them achievable. A challenging grid which I enjoyed however. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Angry of Tunbridge @ #45: Agree with the others, must do better puzzGrid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14986: Excellent - really enjoyed this one. A nice mix of categories, good crossovers. Thank you! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14985: 4/10 - saw the Chessboard and Louvre groups very quickly but the Fedex/Unilever groups stumped me. Couldn't see the connections even with the groups resolved. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #14985: The zero connection is a tad obscure (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14967: 7/10 got the homophone one right (based on a hopeful guess, due to pronunciation differences), don't see it as that big a deal. Got the zebra line but no clue as to meaning (a cultural thing) after eliminating T. I think this was pretty good.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14985: Hah, used a word to long for a box, Need to stop a 16 characters. "Hemidemisemiquaver" btw (2 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14921: Couldn't find the groups but knew all the connections. Another nice one.Enjoyed the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14979: 6/10 got a little lucky with the Martini Racing line (got it but I thought it was 2nds), seems clearer once answer known. Missed Detail line which was probably your cleverest. Nice to play. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14978: Liked this one very much. No specialized knowledge required and a good balance of crossovers. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #14931: For synonyms of 'healthy', that are also all words that can be followed by -ness. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sparky @ #5633: Tough for a non-brit to solve, very cool! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14932: Bob,I think I wrote "letter homophones" and "parts of body". I'm not sure. You got it right anyway. It's a bit tricky to predict what solvers might write. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bob @ #14932: Got all the groups quite easily, but most of my answers for the connections were rejected. Animals, letters, body parts. All marked incorrect. (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14978: 4/10, could've been six but I guess I reversed the ei in heiroglyphs, not sure what happened with hills. I liked it, wished for a few less beetles, but clever & fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sparky @ #8403: There's an alternative valid connected group - replace the first letter with 'B' to get a valid word. There's even a red herring for it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

leilita @ #14858: Fun grid but “families” (plural) was counted as incorrect for the Lighthouse etc group :-( (2 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #14970: Terrific grid. Deserves a shot at the 'best grids' list. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14978: Wonderful variety of eligibility for the groups. 5 stars (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14979: Much too good for me (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14979: Yep (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14979: Clever, scored 5/10, struggled with Garrison and Georgia groups. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Electric trousers @ #14662: Got stuck on ‘territoty’ thinking it was an anagram rather than a spelling mistake . (2 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #5063: Didn't accept facial features:( (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14978: @Lebamski. B***er! Apologies... my typing has gone haywire, but I did lose a chunk of my finger 2 days ago. Don't ask! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #14970: Great grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14979: And me! This was a very good grid with great crossovers; the Georgia group is very clever indeed. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14979: Fully agreed! That's the one that tripped me up too. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14978: Very good grid with crossovers; got the connections but not all the groups in the time. Thank you for the usual fine challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14978: Lovely. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14977: 6/10. Couldn't untangle the last two but got the connections. Some specialized knowledge here but I happened to have it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14978: Be careful with spelling, as the answer for the 'Scarab' group has a mistake (I put the correct spelling and missed out on the point!) Other than that, an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14979: A great challenge, disappointed I didn't recognise the 'Georgia' group as it's inspired. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14974: Great grid. 7/10 for me as I did not get the WW connection which is inexcusable as I watched the first two series of it! A fine challenge, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #14960: Told me I was wrong when I used Greek not Hellenic! Would not describe this as medium difficulty (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14967: @Paddy @FirstGofer @bonehead: I think homophones are somewhat dependent on accent/pronunciation, so that may be where the difference of opinion has sprung from. As three of you have raised it as an issue, however, I will take it on the chin as a flaw in this grid. Please award yourselves additional point/s as you see fit, and I'll be more careful next time! :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14977: Tough, but a good mix of things here. Scored 4/10 after not getting the Quantum or the Set groups. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

GeordieBoy @ #14960: Way too specialist - tougher than a medium (2 months, 1 week ago)

Paddy @ #14967: Only 3 out of the 4 "homophones" actually are. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14885: Were you drunk mate? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14960: Very much my wheelhouse knowledge wise but could use more cross overs. Also didn't accept enemies of Augustus for Lepidus connection. Still fun though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14978: Good grid, wouldnt say it was hard but i enjoyed it (2 months, 1 week ago)

earthsalibra @ #13037: This one was fun. Easy, but fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14978: Caught me out with the Scarab. Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14974: Haven't seen the WW! But a well constructed grid with good crossovers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14973: If they are rated less than 3 stars they disappear, unless you change the filter at the top. Had it happen to one of mine. :-( (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14970: I had never heard of BM x3... learnt something! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14969: 2/10... @urbanbaboon: I can't claim it was a cultural thing, I just couldn't see the groups or answers. Not heard of/seen the Sardines answer. Well put together grid, Lebamski... My poor performance is not reflection on your skills :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14967: Good... as always! Missed the homophones... although not 100% convinced by serious. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14966: Managed to find one group somehow. Seems to require specialized knowledge but better this than characters from TV shows I've never watched or manufacturers of surfing equipment. All specialized topics but this grid doesn't seem trivial. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14931: I agree with bonehead that it is harsh not accepting force as the link. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14899: Nonsense grid. Ignore. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14970: Enjoyed this and managed a full house. I didn't recognise Mary in her group but guessed the connection from those around her. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14969: 3/10 for me thanks to bring rubbish at UK TV. I liked the grass and great lord groups in particular. Thanks for an excellent grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14933: Quite straightforward but well put together. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #12214: Annoying that it didn't accept numbers written as words! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14970: Thought you'd muddled Hail Marys....................but you hadn't. Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14973: One or two regulars might recognize this grid. It was originally uploaded as 14930 but mysteriously disappeared within hours. As those who tried it seemed to like it, I've resubmitted it. So what happens to grids that disappear? Are they stolen by the BBC? (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14967: pretty good except for the (non) homophones. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14970: Awesome grid. I particularly like the ones where as soon as I look at them, I doubt I'll be getting more than about 4 points, and then I end up getting full marks anyway. Cheers! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14944: Much the same as FirstGofer, I may have done better if I hadn't spent so much time looking for a West Wing connection that wasn't there. A fun grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

zac tudor @ #2652: dan E the anagrams DID have links " CATS" is a musical and CAST is a band? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14970: Yah, centipede is an arthropod. Otherwise, what urbanbaboon said (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14969: 3/10...I like when my poor score makes me feel stupid, but then I see the answers and I can slough it off as a "cultural thing" (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14970: 4/10, would have been more if I let go of Bloody Mary as a drink. Nice craftsmanship, I can applaud when the creator beats me nicely. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14970: @Bonehead That's a good point. I am not actually sure what they are classed as. Arthropods? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14967: @RossChris: I have to admit 'Telegram' didn't even come to mind (to my shame!), although I would definitely use it if I was making the grid again. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14969: @RossChris: Many thanks, glad you enjoyed it - and feel free to get carried away (figuratively not literally) in any comments on my grids in future! (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14970: is a centipded an insect? I think it has slightly more than the requisite number of legs (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14969: Very entertaining. Good explanations too. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14970: This was indeed a very enjoyable grid with great crossovers. I managed to crack it within the time. Super challenge and well put together, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14969: Got carried away there (probably should be carried away) and forgot to say thank you for a fine grid with great connections and tricky crossovers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14969: I have forgotten to change the setting more than once! 7/10 for me; didn't get the empty orchestra connection though of course I know what word that refers to. The vows made me smile. Chris and I have been together for a long, long time and I have advised her that if we ever wed the vows will be restricted to one traditional word. Obey, obey, obey. She won't marry me!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14967: Very enjoyable grid, though I didn't get the caster connection even with the group correctly formed; and for the uncle connection I would not have been able to resist using telegram. Great puzzle, as usual; hank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14923: 7/10 but didn't feel I deserved it. Spotted the song and then the rest was guesswork. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14970: Enjoyable and challenging. Deceptively simple connections with some brilliant crossovers. A fantastic grid. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Yos @ #8858: Love it (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14969: N.B: Sorry, this shouldn't be set at 'Very Easy'. Pitched it at 'Hard' but forgot to change the setting! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #9646: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #220: Excellent one, need to know your Bond girls! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14935: Three very similar connections make this particularly tough, but limit the variety here. A good challenge. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14944: Very tough with some pretty esoteric connections. Enjoyable and well put together though. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14960: Not sure if this was intended for general. It was very specific and didn't have anycrossovers I could see. Took about 30 seconds to get 7/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

JOHNJ @ #14948: I love this quiz - one of the best I've done (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14943: 10/10 - I recognised the "Sawyer" group immediately, which helped with the rest. A great grid. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14945: I'm kicking myself for not seeing the "Henry" group connection. Some nice ideas, and a fun challenge. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14947: Some great connections and crossovers. I put the correct answer for the "Stats" group but this wasn't accepted, however. Enjoyable other than that. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14946: I should have spotted at least one more connection (the "Knee" group). Some imaginative crossovers. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14960: Got the wall sorted into groups within 30 seconds but didn't identify two of the connections and so 6/10 was the best I could manage. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14955: No, it isn't because how does the solver know which component goes into which link? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14955: Not good form to have identical clues in different groups. Some nice ideas however. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14948: A full house on this one. I think the connections here are great, especially the thant link though that component could only ever signify one thing. Thank you for a superb grud. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14948: Some nice ideas, but I'm not convinced that "Albert Tein" clue fits with the rest in that group. Good fun though. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14947: Managed to get the maximum on this one. Thank you for the test. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14948: I missed that group too! Just a note... should have been Albert Stein (no S in one). Thanks for a top puzzle (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14946: Made sense once I saw the groups. Got 2 of the connections, (Sophie and Penguin but no groups. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14944: One group, one connection. A real toughie, but learnt a few things! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14943: ditto (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14935: Got all the connections but couldn't get the groups in time as there were so many crossovers... 9 would have worked for the Shoot group and 6 for the bowled group so it was more a matter of luck than skill picking the right combo. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14933: 10/10 - good grid. thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14932: 10/10 - straightforward and fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5916: Easy but satisfying (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14925: 5/10... got the groups but not all the connections. clever grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #14948: I also got 7/10 because of the U group and likewise, hindsight makes it seem facepalmingly obvious. Great grid, really enjoyable!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5919: me neither! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14948: That was a nice creative break from the usual style of grid, very clever. Scored 7/10 after not being able to name the "2" group but in retrospect it looks very gettable. Cheers! (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14947: 5/10...tough board, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5920: Couldn't agree more with darto! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5920: Couldn't agree more with darto! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5923: Gibberish. (2 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14933: 10/10...Yippee. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14931: I think "force" should be enough (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14946: right said fred:TWO-hit wonder (Deeply Dippy - No 1 hit) Tricky grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14946: One group and connection only in this one. Simply too difficult for me, unfamiliar with the connections. Good grid, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14945: 2/10 for me. One group and one connection. Normally on a sunny afternoon I blame poor performance on Pimms or similar alcoholic beverages but I was well beaten by most of this grid. Great challenge, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14944: Found one group and two connections, the second of which was a guess based on the Children's Crusade. Tough and challenging, thank you for a real test. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14943: Two groups and connections only. The sawyer and billabong groups eluded me completely. Great challenge, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14939: Was struggling with this until the last minute and then spotted one link, followed by another. Managed to find the groups by the end with more than a little bit of luck but failed to identify every connection. A fine test, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14935: Had to work to get this as I thought "off" might be a connection but I got there is the end. The overlaps add to the challenge, IMO, and so have no issue with these. Thank you for the tough challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14933: Enjoyed this one. Pisa is spelt with an s and not a z but it was clear what you meant and was not misleading. Thanks for the grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14945: 4/10, enjoyable (one line was out of my cultural knowledge, but still good fun---just explaining the low score) (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14932: Thank you for the puzzle. Got the maximum score as the links used common themes. Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14931: Managed to get 10/10 as well. Enjoyed this very much, thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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toast @ #14925: As entertaining as it was tough. And I learned a little too. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14902: Nice one. The 11 link was hard. Never heard of chapter 11. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14933: Nice one. The ancient Greek link a bit specialized but otherwise accessible. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #3594: Nice ideas (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sam @ #14928: 7/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lyd @ #14928: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joanne March @ #14928: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Antonio @ #14928: 😜 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Anonymus @ #14928: 😥 (2 months, 1 week ago)

CHRIS @ #14933: Decent simple quick grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #14935: I got some of the ideas but so many crossovers! I thought under... could also be an answer for the upper... group (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14931: Fun while it lasted. Which is the point i guess (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14935: Well im hardly in a position to complain... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14931: Thanks Andy. I'll try to keep the standard up. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14935: In retrospect, there are too many overlaps between two of the groups and I could have done these same ideas a lot better. Apologies in advance. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14884: Nice one. Tough but fair. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14932: Good fun, thanks for setting. The flow group was the last in and the most satisfying. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14930: Oof scored 1/10 very tough. Cheers though (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14931: Loved it, and scored 10 to boot. Really good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14932: Tough one, scored 4/10, usually I'm good at the wordsy ones but they escaped me here. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14933: That was a fun one. Scored 7/10 after it didn't accept "characters from Greek mythology" although maybe you were right to be specific about it. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #13037: Ha ha !!! Very clever (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5930: Title of 'government' group seems odd. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5932: Jon boat ? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14930: My pleasure, RossChriss. Thanks for the feedback. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14930: Good grid with links that made me have to think to spot them. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14925: Managed 10/10 on this but only just within the time. The T E Shaw link had to be one type of component or another and I just spotted the connection at the last second. Thank you for a good test of knowledge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14263: Nice one. I wasted time looking for a group of characters from "Toad of Toad Hall". (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14922: Scored 5/10, the Tribes group did me there. Well done, a pretty good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14903: Only got the card games connection, no where near enough time to complete the grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14903: four rows of anagrams that you first need to decipher before making connections, I feel is a bit too much. There's only three minutes. Might I suggest, considering your love of anagrams, limiting future grids to one row, maybe 6 boxes total. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14903: four rows of anagrams that you first need to decipher before making connections, I feel is a bit too much. There's only three minutes. Might I suggest, considering your love of anagrams, limiting future grids to one row, maybe 6 boxes total. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14914: Tough one 4/10. normally you see such similar words you wish it would be more distinct...but this one is well crafted as to be very distinct in its similarities. Nicely done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14914: Lots of fun and a superbly built grid. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14904: Thank you for a brilliant and brain-racking grid. 4/10 for me, and I was pleased with that! (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14920: Nice grid, thank you. I managed 7/10, missing the Dolph connection (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14924: 6/10 for me. Had the connections but couldn't disentangle the Defoe and Clarkson groups. Thanks for a quality grid with a herring for every group (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14920: 4/10, Nicely formed but I'm culturally out of the loop on half this one. But still fun to try. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14919: 10/10..enjoyable (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14922: 10/10 I always figure if I get it it can't be to hard. Solidly put together, thought the dwarves could be a bit cliche, but having the 2 red herrings made it work. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14924: 5/10 I'm ok with that, got all four when the board was revealed. Solid game. thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14890: Nice one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14923: Entertaining! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14924: You guys are too smart and intellectual if that's the one you missed. I thought that was the easiest haha. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14921: I just had a bunch of notes on numbers (for creation). 5/10 should've been 6 Wasn't able to get the Fassbender or Verboten line. Fun to play (note: when doing numbers you need both Forty and 40 marked.)...thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14923: Fun. Theres a surprising number of birds which fit in the ducks group! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ophelia @ #13421: I failed to identify a single group before time ran out, but got all connections. That's what I call a major D'oh experience. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ophelia @ #858: Sneaky, sneaky... having Wizard of Oz-related terms as a gigantic red herring! But it was immensely satisfying to get at least two groups. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14924: 7/10... same issues as RossChris. I'm not copying, sir, honest! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14923: 4/10... hard one (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14924: Got the groups and three of the link but Kenny eluded me, despite him being the only one I have heard of! Good grid, thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

gc @ #8354: sorry but v poor (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14923: It was indeed a tough but interesting challenge. Thank you for setting it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14914: Clever indeed. Well done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14923: Wow that was tough, scored 2/10, but a fun theme. I was convinced there were sports teams hiding away in there but it wasn't to be, haha. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14919: Well fair play. I've been out of the loop with video games loop for a while. And was in hospital all summer when it came out. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14922: Didn't spot the Tribes connection but found the groups and got the other connections. Chris gave me the Marilyn Monroe link. Thanks for another enjoyable grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14921: Thought you would do a number on us with that one, did you? Well, I have a couple of numbers for you - 10/10!!! That said, a couple of the group components were guesses as I didn't see how they fitted into the links I had identified. Thank you for a fine test. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14920: Good grid and I managed a full house. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14919: Got the groups arranged in just 20 seconds and wasn't sure about the Fortnite group so it was a guess based on two answers; but it was right so I too solved the wall. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14918: Super challenge. Found all the groups but did not identify the Icarus connection which cost me the maximum. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14917: 7/10 for me too. Didn't get the soap connection despite recalling that particular component. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14916: Great grid, Mister Tom, and I managed to do it within the time, but only just. I only spotted the Brooklyn connection when the groups were confirmed. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #14919: Gotta work on your capitalisation, and Andy P, Fortnite is like the biggest game at the moment. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14920: Thanks Andy! Good grid... missed the Jet Li connection though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14919: Agree with Andy P...but solved it quickly. I used the windsor group a few days ago, so that helped! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14918: Excellent grid despite my abject failure. Dismissed the solution to the Heat of Gold group despite that being my first instinct. All so obvious once the answers were revealed. Good grid :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14917: 7/10 - couldn't get the plank solution. @urbanbaboon - we allow you the 7/10! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14919: Some inconsistencies with capitalisation there, and it didn't accept "synonyms of smell" for the synonyms of smell. The video games one was difficult, I have honestly never heard of Ruby Dung or Fortnite. Cheers for the grid though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14916: Good grid... 7/10 - the southgate solution eluded me! Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14915: Original... enjoyed it. Like RC it was Sinnet (and Strad) that cracked the code for me. I too missed the pat connection - opted for verbs or actions. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14914: Inspired... difficult but worth the effort. 5/10 for me... just didn't crack the groups in time. Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bubbles devire @ #14919: we created it its great shut up bruv (2 months, 1 week ago)

Louis @ #12371: Did not get point for putting cakes in types of cake! Also, too easy. Solved it in thirty seconds. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14917: Dont think this has a unique solution because of purple rain and little red corverre (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #14884: Toast I came here to watch The Blues in their European final (rugby) that was played last night in Bilbao. They won, yahoo, which is a small comfort because due to poor planning and rubbishy map reading skills I'm not even in the right country... Ne'r mind there's always Eurovision. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14917: 6/10 could have 7 if I spelled colors with a U. Nice Board, no idea on the one line, but that's ok (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #14883: Men of the cloth ... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lana Preston @ #14916: Ooft (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14915: I couldnt get 2 of the connections, so just typed "backwards" - and they both came up as correct! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14914: Splendid stuff. I did one of these with P once, but i forgive you :-p (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14915: Thrown by the herring, damnit - which made all the difference. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14884: Feeling flushed with success (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14886: 'Cappuccino' maybe gave it away a little but Nothing wrong with the odd easy puzzle and it did have a good few false leads. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14902: Woooo! Medium clearly my level this evening. Nice idea to mix and match formats (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14901: Another good grid which i managed to get absolutely nowhere near. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14915: A very nice idea. Noticed sinnet right away which provided the key to the puzzle. Though I identified the groups I did not get the pat connection. Good challenge, thank you for something different. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14909: Nice in general! The animal groups seemed a bit arbitrary. I think that kind of connection would work better with only one group of animals, and then some extras that serve as crossovers to other groups. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14910: 4/10 also. Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14907: Only 5/10 but I really enjoyed it. Made some educated guesses. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14914: This is a very, very, VERY clever grid. Excellent wordplay in three of the connections. I did manage to get the maximum score as a cursory glance suggested there was much wordplay involved so I had an idea what to look for. To have every answer beginning with the same letter shows genius in construction. Well done and thank you so very much. (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14884: Blues I had you down for the Barmy Army but never for a fan of musical kitsch so I assume you are there not to listen but to sing our entry in the Eurovision. Try gargling with something stronger than wine (I believe the gravelly Tom Waits sound is in this year) and keep moving - you'll be much harder to hit. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14903: I clocked the gimmick right away and found a couple items (enough to know two groups), but there just wasn't time to solve the anagrams. They get 30 seconds for the Conundrum! :-) Still enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14910: Only 4/10 for me. I did not get the cassette or vivid connections, and when I saw the solutions I wondered why I didn't get them but you beat me with the links. Great grid, as per usual, and thank you for the test. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14909: Sorted out some groups but did not get any of the connections so the groups were based on the structure of the components. Beaten all ends up with this one. Tough challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #14910: Good grid. We were stumped by mini so looked it up. N was sometimes used for 50 according to wikipedia. So you are just about ok ish! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14909: Not complaining about the cultural differences. I often get them as I lived in CA for a few years (but quite a few years ago!). Thanks for setting the grids - any grid is always appreciated (unless it's one of these recent 'no connection' oddities!) (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14909: Most of these have a UK bent so I'm kind of used to getting 4 or 5 out of 10 when I play because I don't know TV presenters or Snooker players. I know the feeling. Trying to get a good balance, but not quite there...just missed the one answer row...sorry & Thanks for feed back. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14910: I'm having a nightmare of a day with typing! Mini is supposed to read 'Midi'. TGIF :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14909: Again, a cultural thing I think. However, I put internet abbreviations which wasn't accepted... it would be helpful if you could include the answer as well as the explanations. Thanks for setting (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14883: 7/10 thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14901: 6/10 probably should have been 7 as the Gershwin line category was close. Stanhope was difficult. Nice. (2 months, 1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14902: 5/10 Numbers are always quite difficult, but the cleverness of the one made it enjoyable. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dan @ #14898: Unlike the others here, I knew the Calaway group immediately but struggled with some of the others! Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14907: Most of it went over my head! One group but two connections when I saw the groups formed so 3/10. A tough grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14906: I found all the groups but only identified two of the links so 6/10 for me. Superb grid, a fine challenge. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14904: Agreed, not 'very easy' - but then that's what the user ratings after the grids are for. As a puzzle this is inspired. Challenging and enjoyable, as always. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14907: Some of this went totally over my head, but that's a location thing possibly. Thanks for setting (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14906: Got the numbers clues straight away... it was 909 that gave me the solution, which I guess is unusual! Failed miserably to connect the other 2 groups. A very good grid - enjoyed it despite my low score. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14904: Couldn't disagree more with previous comment. Under the category very easy - certainly not very easy. I got two groups and maybe I did miss things but without a doubt it could be a medium. some of the clues are so wide and varying there is so much to think of "modern romance song" or nat king cole song" when both have had over 50 songs... I like the grid but its the rating I object to as its not very easy (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14904: Brilliant! Clues and crossovers. You've outdone yourself this time. More red herrings than you mention in the answers - very clever construction :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14903: Loved it, loved it, loved it. Managed to gain 10/10 even with the crossover. I hadn't solved every anagram within the time but had enough to get the groups and links before the clock ran out. Great puzzle, thank you so much. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jammie Noodle @ #13832: When you finish the box, you should have a pirate bag, some coins, a walkie talkie, a torch and a silver key. You will need these to help you in an escape room challenge sometime in your 50th year. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14902: 7/10 for me. I got the groups, despite being led up the garden path by Adele, but overlooked the Chapter link which I ought to have thought of. Great grid and fun to do, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14901: Managed to solve this one. A good challenge, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14893: This one defeated me, only one group and two connections. A fine challenge. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14899: Thanks, FirstGofer. (2 months, 1 week ago)

rabbit @ #14898: 10/10 for me - the Calaway group is precisely within my wheelhouse of useless trivia. Good grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14902: Fast and fun - thanks! The chapter connection was cleverly done (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14891: A wonderfully original grid. I solved it with 19 secs to go. Thanks for setting! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14898: As with FirstGofer, my lack of knowledge of Calaway cost me the maximum score. Great grid, thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14893: A fine test, thank you RossChris. I found two groups and three connections, and one eluded me completely. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14901: Good grid, but Stanhope group eluded me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14902: Sorry about the typo - obvs should read Jurassic (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14898: This is a cracker, thanks Andy. Bit of a lucky clean sweep for me as I only knew one of the Bollea group (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14851: Am I missing something with the Hack group? I don't understand the solution. Agree about Lucas - doesn't work (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14899: There seems to be a glut of nonsense at the moment. Gridders ignore this puzzle (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14898: Very good grid. My knowledge, or lack thereof, of the profession in the Calaway group prevented my perfect 10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14890: A good point. Those types of questions are the worst. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Benjamin @ #6175: You can swap Lincoln with either Jackson or Madison and still have a valid grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #14876: Great grid! Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #14868: Thanks Polygotcha. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14893: Ouch. I dont remember the criminologist which meant 3 minutes of futility, despite knowing 3 connections. You win again... (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #12349: Great! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Victoria @ #11672: Answer should accept ‘burrow’ as a keyword. It’s difficult to know how the creator has phrased the answer even if you have correctly identified the connection. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Polygotcha @ #14885: Absolute snoregasbord of rubbish. Possibly the worst grid I've seen. F-, go to the bottom of the class. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Christinaangel @ #14891: 10/10 on a very interesting grid. Thumbs up here. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Polygotcha @ #14868: Brilliant wall. Got a little confused with a couple of the groups, but didn't take too long to figure out where I'd gone wrong! A+ for effort and a dang good game. (2 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #14887: didn't (still don't) know what a cuban sandwich is but still very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14887: Excellent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14886: I'd have had 10/10 if I had remembered to use British spellings! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14890: The royal house link is the subject of one of the questions I dread turning up in a quiz because getting it right can depend on how and from where the quizmaster is referencing the answer. Who was the last Plantagenet king of England? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #14884: Sitting here in Portugal on my hols overlooking the Atlantic sipping cheap cold wine, thanks for the comments you've added to my day... ...just off to the lavatory now though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14893: Much easier, although I scored the same as your quizipedia grid because the Staples group eluded me and I'm unfamiliar with Isles, so failed to identify the groups in time. Another super grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14892: And you call me a sneaky blighter!!! hahaha. I'm as chuffed with my 5/10 as I would be with a 10/10. got the kepple group and connection as well as the Wallace one. Got the Hughes group, but not the solution. That was truly fiendish yet very interesting. Talking of interesting, Rowell also did Countdown and 15-1. yes, I'm a geek! (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14880: I sussed the Oganessian significance immediately, but didn't know the Japan fact so finding the group took too much time. One other geographical group was then easily findable, but the specific connection eluded me. No chance on the other too; too much noise vs. signal. Good but very hard. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14891: @HJBG - Clare Kent is the little known 2nd cousin of Clark. She's shy and avoids the limelight. ;-) @RC - glad you enjoyed it though credit where it's due, inspired by Blues. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14890: RC, you truly are royalty when it comes to solving sneaky grids... I kneel in your presence! :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14422: I got 7/10 and found it easy but have to agree with other comments about the food group (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14426: Questionable (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14437: Sketchy (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14892: One for the enthusiasts of quiz shows on television and radio in Britain, therefore it is rather specialised. This is most probably the most fiendish grid I have ever set with red herrings and crossovers in abundance, but I am confident there is only one perfect solution to the puzzle. It is designed to confuse, mislead and frustrate but I will be delighted to learn that someone has cracked it. The next puzzle will be less devilish; I promise. (2 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14884: Thanks for a medium level grid - just my level! When I got it I laughed out loud at "Privy council" :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14887: My level exactly :-) Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14891: A unique test and I absolutely loved it. No crossovers, of course, but the challenge here is to identify what the components are referring to. Peruvian Ursine Emigre indeed!! That was the first one I got and then I realised the theme of the puzzle. Great grid, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14890: You sneaky blighter, FirstGofer, putting Anjou in that connection but your little deception didn't work. I still managed 10/10. Thank you for a great grid with tricky crossovers, as they invariably are. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14888: Lebamski - I sometimes put a "stand-out" clue in if I feel the link needs it - but if I am in the mood to be mean then I won't! - so I understand why you did that and thank goodness you did. FirstGofer, you have scored yourself short as 8/10 means four groups and connections and therefore you get two bonus points to make 10/10!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

HJGB @ #14891: Great grid! Who's Clare Kent?! (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14298: Good grid 😁 (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14888: @Lebamski - always enjoy your grids... don't always complete them mind! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14881: Very tough unless you're a polyglot (which I'm not!) A fine challenge nonetheless. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #186: Great crossovers. Challenging but enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14878: Enjoyable with some great crossovers. Like others before me, I was blocked by Brandon. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14879: Very tough, a few of the connections need some pretty esoteric knowledge. Still enjoyed the challenge. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14882: Enjoyable and challenging. A couple of the connections felt a little stretched, but I had fun with it. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14890: This one defeated me. I could see three of the connections, but only managed to find the 'Stuart' group in time. A fun challenge. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14888: P.S. Thought the 'Vajazzle' group needed one 'stand out' clue, so to speak... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14888: @RossChris and @FirstGofer: Thanks for your feedback on this grid and all the others I've done recently, very much appreciated. Always good to know how successful and enjoyable a grid has been, especially from two fine contributors such as yourselves. (2 months, 1 week ago)

VIctoria @ #6384: Keep getting stung by different spellings of the correct answer! (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14778: Easy and enjoyable 😁 (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14888: Vajazzle did it for me too!!!!!! Purely in the context of this grid. Didn't get the Gatsby connection, I opted for J, so only 7 for me, but I'm awarding myself 8/10 because it sort of fitted! Great gid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14873: Got only 2 connections, enjoyable clever grid 😁 (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14875: Very good grid😁 (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14875: Required some lateral thinking but it fell into place. Thanks for the fine grid and inventive connections (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14887: Like it. Didn't know 2 of the Dagwood group, but guessed correctly because of the 2 I did know. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14888: Good grid. Vajazzle was the one that put me onto that link (a less obvious one and I might not have spotted it) and as for your Henry connection, I would say that it sucks....but it doesn't. Thanks for a fine puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14887: A fun grid and one that I managed to do all right on. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14886: Straightforward as the links are pretty clear but the crossovers make it more of a test. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14884: I thought this grid was superb and liked the links very much and they really made me think. Thank you for a great puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14883: I got two groups quickly as well, then puzzled for a while before I hit on the others. Thank you for the grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14887: Some nice crossovers and misdirection. Simple but enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14883: Simple but with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14884: Lovely stuff. No piece of cake either though my hangover didn't help.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14884: A challenging and enjoyable grid. i didn't get the "Waterloo" group connection, but it's inspired. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14885: A warning to others: three of the connections are non-existent. Don't waste your time on this grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14886: Simple but with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14885: It's a shame that grids like this appear occasionally. Many of us take a fair amount of time and effort setting grids that others will hopefully enjoy as much as we enjoy trying to solve theirs. I can only assume that you derive enjoyment from wasting people's time and set out to frustrate. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14884: Fab! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14883: Got 2 groups very quickly (used Primate in this context in one of my recent grids)... failed on the other 2. Felt clergy and/or clerics should be accepted. Thanks for setting (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14882: Got the Pink Floyd connection, but failed to get the grouping right as I got hung up on 1969! Good crossovers made for a very challenging grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

frankie @ #14886: Enjoyable and easy (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14884: Brilliant. Loved the two kings' groups in particular (2 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #14878: 10/10 with over a minute to spare! Great grid, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #14868: Sir Kris. Excellent observation go to third base! Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14882: Found this one not so easy. Saw the zodiac and lectern possibilities but didn't get any further with that link. Thank you for a challenging puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14880: Just two groups and one connection for me. Did not see the Jolly Roger and Bathtub connections at all, though the former was more solvable than the latter. Tough challenge. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14879: Some interesting ideas here; managed to crack this one. Thank you for the test. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14878: Yup, it was the Brandons that cost me 10/10 on this one. Great grid, thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14878: A good grid, thanks. I managed two groups and three connections. Whiffed on the Brandons, not having heard of two of them (2 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14880: Well that was certainly challenging. The best I can say for my 0/10 score is I found six hidden girls' names, though not the group or book connection, and looked for a Pacific territories group which wasn't there (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #6002: good one. challenging but fair. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14876: Cher group was nice. Only just realised what all 16 had in common: maybe you deserved another star... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14870: Nice and nasty. Spotted Dove having used it a couple of years back! But Hadnt heard of too many of the others. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14875: Got this just... golem was indeed ingenious. I couldn't spot many crossovers though: must be my lucky day :-). (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14862: Good one, thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #14878: Nice grid Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

RhiannonLuvsSkrekky @ #14850: fab grid, a few crossovers which stumped me but not too stressful! thanks bb x (2 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #14878: Great work - lovely to see a shadow group here on puzzgrid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14878: Enjoyed this one... saw the trouser and hooting groups straightaway which made the others relatively easy. Thanks for the grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14877: Another good grid with crossovers, as expected. Got the groups but did not get the gin connection and so 7/10 for me. Thank you for the fine challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #14875: nice grid - fooled by it being classed as easy! good connections (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeannie @ #14872: Mast, hull, rudder and shrouds are parts of a yacht, but was marked wrong for this :( (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14876: That was rather good, Lebamski. I got the groups - the Madonna connection was the first I got as it centres around a specialism of mine - but only scored 7/10 as I did not get the Portishead connection. Great challenge, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14875: Good grid; I got the groups but did not get the clever Golem connection. Liked it very much, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Felix @ #14362: I luv my mouse potato, yummy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14876: Oooh, that was a challenge. Didn't figure out the Madonna group and had almost the correct answer rejected for the Cher group so we're now even ;-). Thanks for a dastardly challenge!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14874: A toughie, but a goodie! Couldn't get the groups in time, although I was on the right track with 3 of the connections. missed the Cordelia solution. Nice one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14873: Sorry Lebamski... I award you a bonus point for the inconvenience. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14873: This was fun, thanks! Very much enjoyed the Sitescope group, which I wouldn't have spotted if the stock exchange wasn't such an unlikely stray (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Sapphire @ #14823: He he he - enjoyed your commentary! :) Please keep it up! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14874: Wow. What a grid. You caused me no end of trouble, Lebamski, because with the Bob connection the two I was convinced had to be in there were the crossovers!! I eventually got the groups but was unfamiliar with one or two of the components fitting in to the links and I did not identify the Dissolve connection at all (I looked for towns in Norfolk!!) With crossovers and red herrings in abundance, this was a fantastic puzzle. Thank you so much for constructing it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14873: I really enjoyed this, although I put correct answers for the "Bax" and "Marley" groups but these were marked as incorrect. A great grid nonetheless. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14873: Thanks RC! I considered Delius, but thought I needed Elgar in there, what with the (slight) obscurity of the other two. Chuffed you enjoyed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14873: I like this superb grid very much. Loved the sitescope connection and was struggling to sort out the five names I was left with until I spotted that. You could have used Delius as well, of course, as his name is misleading. Thank you for a great puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14872: 10/10 in less than a minute. Thank you for restoring my self respect after my abysmal attempt to solve Lebamski's grid. Super crossovers throughout. :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14872: Great grid with tricky crossovers. Managed to get there but only just within the time and wasn't certain about one link but it was correct. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: Apologies for that... don't know what happened! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: You weren't kidding Lebamski! Totally wipeout for me... very well constructed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: You weren't kidding Lebamski! Totally wipeout for me... very well constructed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: You weren't kidding Lebamski! Totally wipeout for me... very well constructed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14870: Terrific grid, Lebamski, and just 4/10 for me. I did not get the bomb group or connection (wicked crossovers with the kitten group) and the dove connection is one I have overlooked on puzzles more than once. Thank you for a great challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14850: Try to add more crossovers to add some extra challenge. A nice attempt. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14835: Glad I got one group and spotted two connections. A very tough grid. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14854: Very tough, this one pretty much stumped me. Enjoyable as always though. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14858: Simple but very enjoyable with some well thought-out crossovers. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14859: Great fun with some excellent crossovers. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14861: Two groups and three connections. Very tough but enjoyable as always. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14866: Some nice crossovers. A challenging grid. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14862: Wonderful grid, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14868: Simple but fun with some great crossovers. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sir Kris @ #14868: Fun grid. Thank you! Slight correction in your text with the answers to the baseball link- the short stop is not the lunatic who stands behind the batter (that's the catcher, and behind him stands another lunatic, the home plate umpire ). Shortstop actually covers the space between 2nd and 3rd base. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14868: Always fun from Blues! Only thought is that 3 mice might have been a better clue. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14866: Got 3 connections but was too unfamiliar with some of the terms/people to identify the groups. Got sidetracked with gold... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14865: Enjoyed it - challenging and missed 2 connections. Thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #14861: clever...... I began to think that 4 seasons was a red herring (the actual connection was very difficult to spot). Good grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14866: This defeated me. I spent too long hunting the many flips and the shadow quidditch group. Thanks for setting (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14868: I liked the links on this but it was a fairly simple one to get through. Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14865: Good grid and I was able to achieve a full house on this. Useful crossovers. Thanks for the test. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #14358: Bacon! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14868: Nice one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14868: Thanks for an easy one - (albeit with sets of 5 and 6) - nice to win for once :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14868: Straightforward but nice. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14860: Lynx is my thing should have thought of that myself. Had to google kaiser chiefs (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14862: Twisted me up failed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14865: Didn’t see opera gutted good one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14866: Failed miserably but not bad (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

gc @ #4100: seems like you can't spell it's SCAFELL PIKE (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14862: Lovely! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14858: Even a broken clock is right twice a day, I guess, haha. Cheers all. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14858: Very fun! Thanks. Got everything but the geographically-specific one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14850: 7/10 due to my colonial lack of football knowledge. But otherwise straightforward and great fun, with good crossovers. Feels like an early-round OC wall. More like this! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14842: 7/10. Educated guess on the Melissa Joan line, but no clue about specific actors' roles in general. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #9384: Think the link on the red group is meant to be just eyes, with the number each thing has given in front. 1 is given in front of the things that have one eye so it’s correct that 1000 is given in front of Bobby Vee’s night. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14861: missed 2 connections... very good grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14862: Great grid, as usual. I managed 10/10 and particularly liked the dismay link. Thank you for another super puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14860: 7 here... no knowledge of the 'varieties'! :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14861: 3/10, scraping a group and two connections. I was sure canals were in there somewhere! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14860: 6/10 for me. Got the groups but didn't know the Kaiser Chiefs or the underarm deliveries. A good grid, thanks for setting (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14860: Got the groups and three of the connections; the music solution eluded me, and not for the first time. Fine grid, thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14859: A frosty treat, thanks Andy! Cleverly put together with crossovers for every group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

tonyb @ #14489: very tough. too tough for me.. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14859: Great grid with crossovers. Managed to crack it but a fine challenge. Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14858: 10/10 in 20 seconds. I have peaked!!! Thanks Andy :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14850: Concur with the others... although it didn't accept winds, which is maybe a bit more accurate that storm? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #14858: Really enjoyed this grid. Always helps when I get 10/10 but it was excellently constructed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14842: ditto! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14856: I liked it as well. Got 7/10 after I incorrectly said LOTR for the Legolas group. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14857: It's an increasingly common occurrence! Pretty straightforward but I enjoyed this for its high herring density (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #14858: Absolutely brilliant - top notch work Andy. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pam @ #14352: Is that like noble gases? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eh @ #14350: Oliver (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14858: Good grid, thank you very much. Great crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14857: The link involving Gunness. I used that name, one of your other components and the crossover component in grid 14838. I uploaded that grid on 4 May because of the significance of the date. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14850: A bit easy but cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14858: Very good grid,thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Puzzler @ #14857: @RossChris - Out of interest which link were you referring to? Because I’ve actually had this grid written down since last year but never got round to uploading it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14857: Managed 10/10 on this and I shall forgive you for pinching my link from three days ago! Thanks for the puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14856: This is a fine puzzle and I did not get liver in with the relevant link. Well set. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14854: 3 lines 2 answers I'm happy with that (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

gc @ #2122: poor cnnxns (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

puzzomania @ #14856: worth the effort on this puzz - some good links (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

joe the gridmaniac @ #14856: an enjoyable game (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

happy chappy @ #14856: very good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ficticious puzzler @ #14856: This grid is full of amusing red herrings - great fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kylo ren @ #14856: This is so clever!!! All falls into place near the end! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

dog @ #14856: WOW! Great Puzz!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14854: I particularly like the row with 'M'. The Pimms has made you fiendish. 2/10 for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

srossmoyes @ #14851: 4/10 - didn't accept jacket as an answer, agree with RossChris with regards to lucas, and I will need to spend some time researching the porn star names tonight. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14851: A nice workout thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14850: easy but enjoyable (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14854: Please disregard the Massachusetts misprint. It is a summer's day and the Pimms is flowing; it is even better with vodka in it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #8793: Also wouldn’t take ‘vessels’ for blue group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14851: Not sure I like Lucas as a component here. You did beat me with this grid and thank you for the test. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14850: This one was very straightforward but I enjoyed the l;inks. Thank you for the luzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #1563: Nice grid. Solved it very quickly, Electric then cars, then the presidents, I guessed ball (only on Dodge) and it gave it to me so 10/10 in under a minute. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14850: A breezy grid with a couple of neat crossovers. Thanks for setting, Skrekky (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14848: Yup, I failed miserably at this one despite the gettable groups (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14841: Appropriate that the fish group was full of herrings. 4/10 for me - thanks for setting (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

BradTRC @ #14836: RBR45: I'm sorry but if that is the answer than that's the answer. And it is shops so it is fair. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14850: This is a great grid. (Suffixes actually, but hey) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14848: 4/10 for me too. Did not see the Tub or Men connections. Well done on setting a tricky grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

57 @ #14339: 8467 8594 5463 9076 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14848: Not bad (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14848: Yeah agree, that was good. Scored 4/10 after not getting the nursery rhyme nor the hidden words. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #5795: Didn’t accept ‘homes’ which it should have done. Also didn’t accept ‘Dr’ but perhaps I needed to specify fictional for this one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Graham @ #14848: Fab grid. Some tricky connections to spot, but absolutely doable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5851: Should be colours of horses not simply horses - makes no sense (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5852: d and . as groups? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14842: Very good crossovers made this one a tricky challenge. Just 5/10 for us. Well set. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ChrisCross @ #14324: Where are you RossChris? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14841: You got me Mr Tom. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #14823: Very entertaining and great explanations. Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #14836: wouldnt accept shops as an answer - little unfair. All correct otherwise (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #14841: good grid - 6/10 - got all connections just ran out of time for last 2 categories x (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kumquat @ #5552: Nice one - solved it and got all the connections except the cricket one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kumquat @ #10280: Excellent grid, got the Scrabble and Olympic ones quickly, should have guessed the Ironbridge one, and guessed the number of tube lines from Glasgow once the grid was resolved, but no idea how you got 36 lines in New York. The lines are numbers plus letters from A to Z so 36 sounds plausible, but in fact the numbers only go to 7 and the letters are only ABCDEFG JLMNQRSWZ (S is debatable representing express services), so the answer should be 23. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kumquat @ #566: Loved this one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14836: Companies* (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14841: Only two groups and connections for me; and one of those was far from certain as I did not know chill. Great challenge, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #200: At a level all grids should aspire to. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14840: ... and not a Viola in sight... Felt a bit like you either knew the exact boundary of the musical distinction or you didn't. (I didn't.) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12321: Simple but very nicely constructed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14835: Very good (not specifying which princess royal was nasty: I wasted a minute looking for hidden substrings). Nelson group was ingenious and beat me all ends up. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14832: Yep, Pokemon Hmmm. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14828: Yep. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14840: A good challenge where solvers need to know their instruments and Shakespeare. Managed to crack this within the time. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5858: Not great. Also should be associated 'with' not 'to'. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5867: Tin foil is recycled where I live! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5868: All far too vague and disconnected. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #14828: Loose definition of immigrants. I thought Crawley was in Sussex. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5869: Not really. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #12924: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14820: You're all very kind :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5872: Ridiculously niche (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5881: Terrible spelling and weak groups (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14822: Thanks RossChris, glad you enjoyed it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #8806: Enjoyable one. Once you know Mark E Smith's band (The Fall) and who Jerry Tuite is (wrestler known as The Wall) and Cannon's partner (Ball) then the rest falls into place. I didn't spot any crossovers though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jody @ #13147: is potato bread like a crisp sandwich? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jody @ #13144: perhaps you have strong northern accent lol??!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jody @ #13144: 'adopted words' not accepted?? if you don't pronounce the l you get cam and haf.....???? poor (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14826: Just two groups and connections for us. You beat us with this one. Good challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

p @ #14836: A decent grid - also did not get Sky link (and should have). Also opted for "clothes shops" which was not a correct answer. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Woolfie @ #14473: Got them all right but scored down when saying what the answers were (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Woolfie @ #14733: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14827: Us two too! Let's just say our score was nearer the bottom end of the range 0-10 than the top. Much, much nearer!! Fair grid with crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14828: Only one group and three connection for us. Had ideas but couldn't get the groups together. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14836: opted for retailers - incorrect. Also did not know about Amstrad. Thanks for the grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

luskentyre @ #14826: Hi FirstGofer. You're absolutely correct - I changed my mind about one of the metals but forgot to update the solution. Sorry... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14835: Excellent. Missed the Matt Damon group and spent almost too much time figuring out that Denise Lewis did not belong with Patton et al (knew the connection). A fine challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14832: Got the groups but, yes, the Pokemon connection was beyond us. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14833: Got the groups but only two connections. Nice grid with crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14834: Indeed it was. Got the groups but only two connections so 6/10 for us. Thanks for the test. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14833: I was unaware that Football and Puritans co-existed! And a bit miffed that Tolkein characters from middle earth not accepted. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14836: Interesting grid; did not get the Amstrad link, but probably should have known it! Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14832: Pokemon... arrrghh!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14823: Loved this one! Excellent explanations too, which all made me smile. Thanks for improving my Friday afternoon! Plus, 10/10 on an Andy P. Happy days... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14834: That was difficult, but good. Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #238: In this case, it has to be copy and not accept copies. Copy is both a noun (replica, clone) and a verb (reproduce, imitate). So it does need to be copy to fit everything in the group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Intelligent guy @ #14832: Amazing (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jacob @ #14828: Aced it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zain Munshi @ #14831: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mithun @ #14831: I love this so much. I play it all night. Best GAME EVER (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kimchi @ #14828: It's Leo meets World! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kIMCHI @ #14828: mmmm...i love Will Smith! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

sAKeethyan @ #14828: WOOOOOOOooooooow THis is coooL (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Zain Munshi @ #14831: Amazing work. I can see the true dedication. Great work (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

tAHA @ #14828: i LOVE THIS (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

KIMCHI @ #14830: AMAZING (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14827: Finding these very difficult. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14826: Epic fail for me. Just a note... Age and Al don't match, not that it affects the solution or, in my case, the abysmal outcome! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14825: OK... a straightforward grid with only one (that I can see) crossover. However, I was NEVER going to get the final solution and opted for Gin (which almost works). If you have to apologise for a solution upfront, it's probably not a good idea to use it. That said, otherwise a good grid - thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14825: Good grid. Did not get the Andes connection and my phrasing for tree savannah was a bit off but I knew what I meant! Thanks for the challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14823: No worries regarding Ruby Murray; go and have a curry to take your mind off it! Lovely grid with trick crossovers. I missed the spider connection so 7/10 for me. Thank you for setting the puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14820: Got 4... like so many others, I must have tried every striped combination without getting the right one! A proper challenge (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14819: Thanks for the additional comments, FIrstGofer and Coochies. I am at a loss to explain how "fencing" has worked as an answer; but heigh-ho, the grid says it was right so well done you! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14819: Enjoyed it... would have struggled to see the groups without Pevensie and Let Tam but after that fell into place. Couldn't get the Watson connection though. Well set, as usual :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14818: RossChris - we have to stop doing this... I also put heads of state. I however failed to get 2 groups. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14816: Slight quibble that it didn't accept "We didn't start the fire". Knew the Victoria connection but couldn't get it and dismissed it with the inclusion of Palin & Webb. Fiendish. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14816: For the song lyrics group, I typed the full name of the song correctly but this was marked as incorrect. Other than that, a challenging and interesting grid. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14815: Got 2 groups and 3 connections. Very challenging. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14814: 10/10 on a grid that involves football and f1. Unusual for me but helped by lack of crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14813: Missed sp but tried ing. Otherwise identical to RC - gotta stop doing this! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14823: That was me trying to inject humour into the answers. Sorry if I failed :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #14823: Good grid... although I thought Andy's Mum was Judy?? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coochies @ #14820: I almost stood up and clapped when I saw the connections. Great job. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coochies @ #14819: That Konta crossover is delicious. One thing on the Kirrin-Pevensie-Brown-Banks group, typed in "fencing" as a complete guess and somehow got awarded a correct answer. I'm not complaining, will take the points wherever I can find them! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14809: Good grid - enjoyed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14807: Go RC!! I had same thought - none of OD are deceased (I suspect there is life after OD!) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14805: Super grid... 10/10, although Mardy Bum was the only reason I got the Arctic Monkeys solution. Nice crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14800: Thanks everyone! Didn't realise the car group was obscure... guess I'm showing my age!!!! My grandparents drove a Humber (a boat of a car), my parents had a Hillman Minx, a teenage b'friend had a Dutton 'kit car' and I carpooled to college with a friend in her Wolseley Hornet. What I found out when setting this grid is that there is also a defunct car maker called Pilot! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14801: Clever on the Lime group. Nice grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14822: Marvellous. Great grid complete with a total red herring and some other misleading possibilities to confuse. Use of Harrison as a forename threw me for a while and the vegetarian connection was a guess based on two components. Thank you for setting a beauty! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14820: A fabulous grid. I had to leave the striped connection until the end as I counted at least seven possible components and the court card link, which I spotted eventually, gave me the solution. A superb challenge, thank you very much. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14819: Thanks for the comments, Mister Tom and koshatnik. Of course you are right about Nerf being a brand created by Parker but it made for a better anagram than anything I could get from Fisher-Price and other manufacturers! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14789: I got fixated on a false group of animal names, smug in my G&S knowledge that "Gee" meant "Horse." (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14820: That was clever but very hard. I scored 3/10 and must have tried every other plausible combination of the stripes one without actually getting it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #8726: never heard of a girl called lace.. lacey yes, but lace no. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14819: Four satisfying groups, thanks RossChris. The family set was one I should have identified, but didn't (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14820: The striped herrings and the false musical group kept me from solving the wall, but I managed the connections. Thanks for a fair and fiendish grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #13507: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #1110: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14819: Very nice... spotted the 4 groups but let down by a childhood bereft of Blyton. Fern is strictly a brand, but it's clear enough what you meant. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14800: Loved it, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14806: Loved it, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #9587: Excellent crossovers Trafalgar - Cape/Square. Pollack - artist/fish. Cod - fish/cape. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14818: Loved it, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14800: Found three connections early but the car makers were all new to me. Thanks for setting a fine grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #8000: Betty Blue, the Welsh words were obvious because everyone likes beer. Thank you. I'm still trying to understand pusite ga... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14814: Pretty straightforward grid; obvious connections and a lack of crossovers make this not that tough a grid to solve. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Headmaster @ #14302: Childish (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14815: I did not do very well with this one and found the connections tough. Quite a challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14818: This one I found fairly straightforward although I put Heads of State for one connection. Good grid, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14813: Two groups and two connections only with this one. You bamboozled me. Good grid, thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #14803: Coule be classified as Easy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14809: Good - altho not sure how the Taylor group crossed over with everything else (Clarke with an E would...) probably my ignorance. Managed to guess my way to a 7. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14806: That was...Ok. That feels a bit harsh; no doubt I play too many of these, but Crunch and co are old familiar friends. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14809: Got this one done within the time. A good grid with crossovers. Thank you for setting this and for spelling Schama's name correctly, which is more than I could manage when I did a link around famous Simons! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14797: Snookered! Having no idea about the windsor group, I couldn't get the Taylor group. I'll take your word that it's a unique solution (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14799: It was quite straightforward which is allowed on occasion, particularly because Troy isn't spelled the same in the group it was a herring for. (Worf isn't spelled like you have it either ;p ) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14807: Managed to do this despite a modern pop connection, as even I am aware of that particular outfit and who is still in it (as opposed to "living". Good grid, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14806: Useful crossovers once again though I cracked this one. Funnily enough, as I write, Chris is preparing sausages, eggs and chips whilst I am attempting walls. She would prefer it to be the other way around! Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14805: Found the groups in less than 30 seconds despite the crossovers but did not solve the wall as I am unfamiliar with the Arctic Monkey's output. Good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14803: Good grid with crossovers; categories are perhaps fairly obvious but the correct solution still has to be found. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14800: I/we shall join FirstGofer in wishing! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14805: Nice one, I enjoyed that, scored 5/10 but I was unlucky not to get 7/10 trying to sort out the battles with three lives left. Fair grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14801: Some of my favourite subjects as categories here and the crossovers were tricky but I got there in the end. Thank you for a fine challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14799: thank you (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14800: really enjoyable (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14800: Cool grid. Got 6/10. Have never heard of the car manufacturers, but still managed to sort them out as they sounded like plausible names. And have never heard of Minke or Pilot whale. Good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14800: I wish! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14800: Do any of the grid makers here actually work for Only Connect? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14800: .....and the Charles Bridge is pleasant to walk across. Managed the full score on this but it took a while to sort out the groups with the tricky crossovers you built in to the puzzle. A great challenging grid from you, as usual. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14791: Interesting comment, hardman and muscleman are both definitely words according to Oxford Dictionaries Online. And I couldn't think of much better to use for the "tough" crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14790: Matt... that made me laugh! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14799: Good grid with some crossover. Thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14799: I'd say 'easy'... fun grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #14799: Very easy went in as default, I forgot to change it. Apologies for the error, unless you all find it very easy in which case I shall have to try harder. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

fiopl @ #14796: Taco tuesday! love it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14796: Good one... liked the gones connection. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14792: Thanks guys... trying to ease RossChris into some more modern music! haha. It turned out tougher than I had intended... sorry about that! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14796: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14796: Just about managed to crack this one; only came up with the Wax connection at the last second. Thanks for a fine grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14790: I managed all the connections but didn't find any of the groups. The nigeria group threw me off (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14796: Simple but effective. A few more crossovers would have made this more challenging. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14791: Didn't get the man group. I don't think hard man and muscle man are enough of a thing (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14792: Excellent, FirstGofer. Crossovers, red herrings and clever connections. I initially missed the Baker one until I was left with just eight names and then I spotted it. That left the Bob Dylan group but I could not identify the link. Thanks for another super challenging grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14791: Managed to solve this one; I wasn't convinced my answer for the Anchor group was correct, but it turned out to be so. Thank you for setting a good puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14790: The usual smart answer to that question, FirstGofer, is..."why not?"; but not on this occasion! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14792: Very tough, and I missed a couple of connections that were staring me in the face. A great grid. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14789: Like others, I had no idea on one of the connections. Some great crossovers, an enjoyable challenge. Thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14790: Why? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14789: Never heard of the Dancing Queen solution. Bamboozled this time! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14788: One group, no connections. The subject matter was totally outside my knowledge base. That said, a well constructed grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14787: 10/10... more luck than judgement, but once I'd happened upon the groups, the solutions were fairly straightforward. Challenging grid. Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14780: Thank you for your thoughts, everyone. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14789: Plenty of crossovers here. Didn't know the Dancing Queen connection and, consequently, the letters one took more than a little trial and error to find the correct four. Good, tough challenge; thank you for setting it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

AlsoNotRossChris @ #14787: The master falls! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14788: Struggled with this one and only managed a couple of groups and connections. Quite a challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14787: I didn't even manage two groups. Just the one! Tough. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #14780: fleetwood mac connections a bit tenuous. Too difficult (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #14783: Too good for me. 1 line only (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14785: Only got Forrest Gump. Very tough (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14682: Good grid!! 😁 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #14785: TOO GOOD FOR ME (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #14786: Ouch, justTough but fair one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #11501: think trevel???? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14771: Enjoyable 😁 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #14787: Too specialised. Got 2 groups but my valid reason was not accepted (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #14778: Very good. Was looking for anagrams and not found! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14778: Brilliant grid, thanks Andy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #14782: Thought keanu was matrix (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14742: Enjoyable!! 😁 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #14785: Bof (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14763: 7/10 , enjoyable 😁 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #236: Very good one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14787: Very specialised. Got two groups. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14763: Thanks for setting some "medium" difficulty grids... nice to get 7/10 once in a while. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14786: You and me both, FirstGofer. Thanks for yet another good challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #14731: Good grid, 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14786: Just couldn't get the Cyanide group. Great grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14785: An interesting twist. I managed to find two of the groups and the connections but both the ostrich and went into space groups were beyond me. Thank you for something different. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #8000: Good one. The Welsh words were obvious. 10/10 in 28 seconds. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14723: I found the "prints" group simply delightful. Nice work. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14783: You stumped me too, Lebamski. I managed 4/10 and that was only just before the time ran out. I kicked myself when I saw the solution to the Ape group and I also failed to get the Toad group. I don't know if my earlier grid gave you a hint for the Wolf connection but I might not have realised that link within the time had it not been on my mind! Terrific challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14783: Oof that was tough. 3/10 for me as well. The Toad group was very esoteric, although I liked the cleverness of the Ape group, which was the other one I didn't identify. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14765: No groups, but spotted three of the connections. Tough but very enjoyable once again. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14782: Some great crossovers and challenging connections - I managed 10/10 but one of my connections wasn't quite as described, so perhaps 7/10 in reality. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14783: Oooh, that was definitely fiendish, Lebamski. Managed 3 connections, but didn't get any of the groups as I got sidetracked by different potential solutions. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14782: Exactly the same as RC... a fun challenge (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14782: Great grid with relevant crossovers. Did not know the Keanu Reeves connection and was unfamiliar with Tiber so I was lucky I found that one to go with the others in that link. Thank you for a fine puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14780: I spotted three groups and got two connections. Very tough but very enjoyable as ever. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14780: Another super grid... another failure for me! Can't believe I missed the Buckingham solution. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14778: Damn! Hoist by my own anagram petard! hahaha. 7/10 on an Andy P grid is still pretty good though. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14778: Found spotting the connections to be pretty straightforward but not a bad grid at all. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14686: A shame that I got three of the connections correct, but my answers weren't accepted. A nice attempt. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14709: Shame that one of the palindrome clues isn't a palindrome, as this would otherwise be a good grid. A nice attempt. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14777: I found the groups as well, but I'll give you one guess which connection I failed to identify. Like FirstGofer, I shall derive some satisfaction from that!! Good grid, thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14776: I put "war" for the wars group, but this wasn't accepted. Other than that, an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #281: Loved that one, was left with the dances, 3 of which I had never heard of but guessed 'dances' from the twist (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14776: Not bad at all, and just one point better for me. I did not get the Fortnite connection; I haven't even heard of it!! Thank you for the grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #8541: Good one, loved the 'eers'. Solved the others first and stared at Overs, Puppet, Profit, Musket. Then it hit me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14775: Thanks for commenting, folks, and well done on your achievements. I originally had Bubble as a component instead of Football and I should probably have left well alone. I hadn't considered the converse of burst as a possible connection (an oversight) though Pipe has saved me from embarrassment, I believe. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14777: Got the groups very quickly, but proud to have failed to solve the Saint group ;-). Thanks for setting (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14776: 6/10... not bad. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14775: Whoop whoop!!! 10/10 in 1m30 on a RossChris grid. Very happy! :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14775: This was fun, thanks RossChris. 6/10 for me. I couldn't spot Old Nick in the shadows and tried 'inflate' for the balloon group (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bobby @ #13045: should have accepted pants! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #10577: Very good one, nice mix of crossovers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5897: Terrible spelling and what country is Newcastle? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #685: Good one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

mlh @ #14774: good point Matt, you're right (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14773: Feel like my Cats Does Countdown watching is finally paying off. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #5743: Very good but 4 unrelated films - 2 were crap, 2 were good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Smug @ #14291: 10/10 nan nah ni nah (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #4736: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14767: Pointless? Try grid 14585 :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anonymous @ #14774: Is mayonnaise an instrument? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14774: I thought the 'heart' group could all be followed by 'up' (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

george @ #14771: really good very well done (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #56: Great! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

OnanKeating @ #14765: The champ delivers again. New here, but soon worked out who I need to impress / destroy with a grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14773: That was cool, love a good anagram. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14774: Ditto! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14769: Found that tough and only got 3/10 but I think it was very fair and I was just being stupid. Gave you 5*. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14765: Thank you to everyone who has taken time out to comment. No interest in appearing on the show, to be honest. I was on a pub quiz show when I was 21. Once is enough! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14774: Didn't know the Spongebob connection although we had the group correct. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14773: Interesting that you got 10/10 on this puzzle, NotRossChris. Funnily enough, we did as well, though just within the time. Unlike you, though, we don't always manage a full house, so you are a better player than we are! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lyn @ #583: Good start (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14771: NotRossChris. Love it! I also loved this grid and....yes....managed 10/10. The crossovers were very clever and I admire Gabba and Chives in particular. Thank you for a great puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #9384: It stumped me, except the maximums, got 2/10! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #12698: Great one, as always. "Not" toocleverbyhalf - don't think the game is not over - so you think it is over!!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NotRossChris @ #14771: Guess what? 10/10! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NotRossChris @ #14773: 10/10 *yawn* Like I always get. You'll never beat me! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #5795: Poor (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #8192: Brilliant one, it helped that I knew my flowers, Busy Lizzie, Foxgloves, Snapdragon, ginger 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14749: I like it. The revive line was clever, not seen it done before. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #3456: Nice (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #7697: Brilliant, only got it by leaving the 4s to the end. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #14063: Geektastic! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14773: Hopefully, the 'submitter' name was a clue :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

steve @ #14773: 10/10! get in! nice grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #4747: Great grid, lots of crossovers, especially for U2, sins, and wants, not for phones that I've heard of. Got 10/10 in a minute. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LVGboxhead @ #14055: Some lovely ideas, but spoiled slightly by Taylor/Tailor confusion (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14767: 10/10 (Yay for hafnium knowledge... been watching pointless?) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14765: As for the grid, you usual 5 stars in the second category: hadnt even heard of Brooks and even if I had wouldn't know how youexpect usto associate him with an animated kids program from over 30 years ago. It's not like ringo Starr and Thomas the tank engine. Got the hidden group at least, which was neatly constructed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14765: You should go for it! Not having heard of Ray Brooks and missing the concealed sports kept my score to 4/10 on this grid. Thanks for setting it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14765: If you're touting for a third I accept the invitation... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Coochies @ #13684: Absolutely outclassed by this one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14767: 5/10 for me. The football cities escaped me and though I knew the elements connection I couldn't pin down the group. Thanks for a fun grid Andy! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14770: Thanks guys. RossChris... get the application in. These things can take months (I've done 3 TV quizzes) and it gives you the incentive to study! In the meantime, I shall make it my personal challenge to include some of this 'modern music' in my grids (that said, I'm pretty rubbish on the last 10 years!). (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

truecockney @ #14770: Great to see people going against the grain of normal groups! Just the Fe group failed to find the connection. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14770: A fine grid as is the norm from you, FirstGofer, with devilish crossovers. Found the groups and three connections but could not identify Coldplay. Application postponed until we learn more about pop music from the last 20 years! Thank you for another sound challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14753: For clarity's sake, my first comment was a response to a comment that has now been removed and contained unnecessary profanity. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14769: 10/10 on this one. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14767: Great grid. Did not get the Champions' league venues; but, on reflection, I should have done. Thank you for the testing puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14765: I don't even watch the programme since Victoria broke my heart by marrying but hats off if you could even get close. As Ian Dury slurred let's hope there's lots more like you. Well done! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14744: Lvd t thnk's (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cheeser @ #14767: Loved this one! Combined football, chemistry and geography, a quizzers goldmine! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cheeser @ #14769: Love the link for the groups in this one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14766: The har connection got me but still a very enjoyable grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14767: Ouch! 2/10... well set. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14766: 7... Har eluded me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14765: tough! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14765: Definitely apply! This was touch. Got Loach straightaway, then got sidetracked by East and didn't know the Brooks connection. Finely crafted grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14764: Got the water and Thames connections, but couldn't get the groups. Challenging grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14763: Deceptive! Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14761: Missed Arthur Ransome... the solution explained the plural! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14760: Definitely tough... shame as RC & Matt. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14753: Can't please all the people all the time... always appreciate feedback (good or bad). Shame about the manner. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14766: This was a lovely grid with good crossovers; managed 10/10 comfortably within the time as two of the connections were obvious whereas the other two required a bit more thought. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14766: Nice grid, got 4/10, the har- and hidden numbers were very clever and beat me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14761: 3/10, tough one, I was held back by not knowing what a bumblebee bat is, and not being familiar with Arthur Ransome. Cheers though. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #238: Very good one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #3188: Very easy 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #48: Didn't like this one at all, nuclear reaction! , british empire!, deified! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14747: 7/10. Got all the groups but couldn't pin down the WHO connection. An enjoyable grid, thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #8403: Excellent one, nice red herrings, etc 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #6140: Great grid, loved the red herring if Beelzebub in the devil section rather than Bohemian Rhapsody. Plus the dances not including fandango. 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #7062: Very easy but enjoyable, 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #583: Excellent one. As already said, not so obscure as to be ridiculous (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #12207: Loved this one. 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14759: I enjoyed this and managed a clean sweep. Thanks for setting! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #14754: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #14759: Good clues, nice confusion with Liege (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14765: A small tribute to the show we shall miss until it returns later in the year. Chris and I outscored the winning teams in the final on the Only Connect walls and bagged a 10/10 on the first. Perhaps we should apply to be on the show! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14764: Just about managed to solve this one though I confess that one or two of the entries were a little general or slightly debatable for the category. That is merely my thoughts, though. Thank you for the test. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14763: I shall join the 10/10 club on this one. Thank you for the test. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14763: 10/10 nice satisfying challenge (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14761: No problems with this one. 10/10 in less than 60 seconds. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14760: Did not know the braid connection nor the eyebrow link. Well done on setting a tough one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14759: Managed a full house. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14755: I echo what FirstGofer has written, although Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa (Pretoria and Bloemfontein are the others) so that is fine. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14754: The Liberal MP is Tim Farron, not Farrow, which threw me but I still managed 10/10 as I guessed that was an error. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14763: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14763: Really nice grid, and I managed to take 10/10 - which is about 10 higher than most other grids recently. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14760: Didn't get any groups but got double and bread for connections. Tough one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14746: 5/10. I agree that the Flake group is probably on the wrong side of obscurity (either trick is fine but combining both is a bit evil). (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14742: Lovely! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SecondGofer @ #14759: Very nice. I like. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14746: Very tricky, but enjoyable. The group with "Flake" is perhaps a bit too tough to make it fun and achievable, but otherwise some great ideas. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14759: Nice one! I guessed at war films... so only 7/10. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14757: Didn't accept terrain or landscape, for the one that was terrain or landscape, which was a bit disappointing. Got 7/10 for that reason (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14753: Tough, scored 2/10. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14755: Reasonable - solved it quickly, although feel the answers are either too specific (e.g, didn't accept Climate zones) or too vague (water... there are 2 oceans and 2 seas). I've always thought Pretoria was the capital of RSA. It's also worth checking spelling (Mediterranean) and using initial capitals throughout. Thanks for the grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fnoeuwsdboi @ #14755: yo (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

he disabled @ #14755: he disabled (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fnoeuwsdboi @ #14755: ya absoluely tarrible - s*** - ya dont have a live (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

da scotty @ #14755: this is the best in the world id pay 1 billion pounds for this puzz quiz (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

da scotty @ #14755: this is the best in the world id pay 1 billion pounds for this puzz quiz (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

anonmouse @ #7797: Ollie P is the best you should aspire to him as he is the single greastest person ever but he can not spell anything (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14754: Got the Bath group & solution, but the rest flew straight over my head! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14753: Ah, gin. Something close to my heart. Might go and have one now to celebrate 10/10 on your wonderfully tricky grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14748: I second what has been said. Didn't get the receive connection, of course. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mushroomcounter @ #10064: Coincidentally, I had the Taylor/Moore/Hunt/de Havilland category down as "Rogers" as there are well-known Rogers with these surnames. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14512: Loved it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14733: I didn't really get it - where were the crossovers? Cheers anyway for making one that was doable, as so many recently have been too hard. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14748: I came to comment exactly what FirstGofer did (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14748: Erm... Receive / Reviece doesn't work. Also, the word 'knickers' widely used outside Australia. But thanks for setting an otherwise good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bacon Butty @ #14739: 10/10. Good grid all the same. Better than being too hard. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Phil @ #14746: Idiot grid what the hell is ELIDE 😂😂😂... intellectual nonsense anyone can make this so hard no one can play.. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14728: I am not into Game of Thrones either; Chris is and she suggested that particular entry. Mind you, whenever a quiz question comes up on that programme she rarely gets it right.....and yet she has watched every episode! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14747: Got all the connections, but couldn't get the Washington group. Fine grid. Thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14745: likewise... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14744: Excellent - thoroughly enjoyed this one. Got it quickly but didn't lessen the fun. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5910: Poor and inaccurate group names (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14747: Managed to find the groups but one connection proved beyond us. A tough puzzle, thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14746: Beaten well and truly by this one. Managed just two groups and two connections in the time. Great challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14745: Good challenge with plenty of crossover. Got the groups but not the silver connection. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14742: Excellent grid, thank you (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14744: Clever idea but although I knew what I was looking for I took too long sorting them out and ran out of time but got the connections right. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #55: nice well rounded grid! super easy tho (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14743: Should have got the horcruxes but went for jewellery items instead. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14742: Sauces worked for me! Enjoyed this one thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14738: Did not accept sportswear brands for the athletic clothing/shoe companies and afraid I don't know MLS teams. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #14742: Good, but should allow 'sauces'. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14704: Loved it, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

No Thankyou @ #14261: No it isn't! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #14744: Neat! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14720: Loved it, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NyteWytch @ #14746: Good challenging grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NyteWytch @ #14741: Thank you. Hope it wasnt too difficult! There are 5 characters in that grid too. Good going on 7/10 if you didnt know them! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Luskentyre @ #14744: Wonderful to see the missing vowels round combined with the wall. Fantastic! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14742: Perfect level of difficulty for me... solved with only 14 seconds to spare! Clean groups and a few crossovers. Thank you! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14744: Interesting idea to combine missing vowels and the wall. Managed to solve it correctly in less than one minute. Thank you for a different test. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14743: Got the groups but not the horcruxes connection so 7/10 on your wall. Good test. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14728: If it's not Pokémon or made-up languages it's Game of Thrones! (Several expletives deleted). I need a holiday. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14727: Very entertaining. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14726: Particularly liked the house line. Pity about the pokemon. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14742: Good grid indeed and I managed to solve the wall. Thank you for posing the challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14742: Good grid... nice crossovers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14740: Very clever indeed... super crossovers AND red herrings. Couldn't tear myself away from Harris! Nice one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14739: A measley 4...cross with myselff. Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14736: Pardon the pun... but Rock Hudson is getting a few outings recently!!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14741: Only 7/10; did not know the characters. Good grid with crossovers, thank you for the challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nick436 @ #14735: It didnt accept any of my correct snswers "disorders" "tube lines" "anna" or "states" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #14580: Easy and enjoyable! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #14658: Good!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14722: Fairly easy except for the link on the films. Specialized knowledge needed there! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14735: Should accept Anna. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14738: 7/10 for me; didn't get the MLS teams. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BradTRC @ #14733: RossChris: Thank you for your comment. Really appreciated! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5914: Blake Snyder?? Wood Rd?? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5915: Too tenuous! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14737: Beaten with this one, well and truly. Tough grid, well set. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14736: Solved this one without much difficulty. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14735: Me too. Managed 10/10 on that basis. Fair grid, thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14735: The answers didn't accept Anna or US States, but I'll give myself those ;) Thanks for setting the grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lou @ #14520: Ha ha 😀 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14731: I busted on the poker connection. A neat grid, thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14728: No lines 2 connections tried it too late (tired) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14731: Good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14727: Great fun! Thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #14720: Got the Spanish connection so avoided the false group..pleased that I worked out the anagrams too! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jenn1fer @ #583: Like (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #14727: Nice grid!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14733: I just broke my record for completing a grid. General categories and no crossovers. Thank you for setting it. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14732: Interesting to have a grid based around weddings; not sure with the components that make up the bad luck category, though. Just stating one word in each case seems a trifle vague. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14731: Good grid. Managed a boat on this. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

HeroComplex @ #14722: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

HeroComplex @ #14723: Fun grid---couldn't come up with the "ette" connection, and just barely saw the spy organizations in time for my third life. Nice use of common cultural knowledge in unexpected ways. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14730: Didn't quite manage to complete this one. Good connections. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #14724: Nice one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14723: Homonyms in grids are often the source of dispute simply because there are many different pronunciations and accents. In this case the t in prints is not silent at least where I come from so it doesn't really sound like prince to me. And in other parts share is pronounced shur. You can't win but good luck trying. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #14703: Good!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14728: Excellent grid... epic fail for me though! Got hung up on Rhone and only managed 2 connections. I was totally bested! :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14721: I rest my case. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14720: Bitte, s'il vous plait, por favor keep it English! I find that quite challenging enough. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14727: This was a lot of fun. It was the K that caused me problems and so the connection had an element of guesswork about it; fortunately it was right. Thank you once again for a good test. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ytte @ #14727: Easy but fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14724: The same goes for Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. At home, one of our rows of DVDs contains films chosen because of their artistic integrity and high production values. The fact that Kate Hudson features in every one is pure coincidence. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ytte @ #14703: I thought it was all about football teams for too long. Good red herings. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14724: haha! I'll bear that in mind! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14726: Something I have said previously, FirstGofer, and this proved to be no exception. Good challenge, nonetheless. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14725: Managed this one as well but it was a struggle with a couple of them. Still, 10/10 on a FirstGofer grid is never to be sniffed at. Thanks for another fine puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14724: Liked this one, FirstGofer. Cracked it (just got the capitals link in time) but I was never going to fail to spot a link involving Kate Hudson. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14726: Am never going to complete a grid with Pokemon in it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14723: Had trouble with this; didn't get the ette or the organisational connections. Tough one for us. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14722: Managed to solve this one though we did not specify the lack of death in that connection. Decent grid, thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14722: Concur with Andy P :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14721: Got the groups and 2 connections. Definitely requires specialist knowledge this one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14720: 10/10 :-) Got the Spanish, although put size and location... Alto = high and Bajo = low, so not really 'size'. Good structure though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14719: Also put rivers but put 'homophones of letters' Found this one really difficult (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14675: A good mix, and nice to have an easy one in the middle of all the difficult ones around. On a personal note a nice little blast from the past as I used to work for a rental car company. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14722: I enjoyed that, that was a decent mix. Scored 7/10 after saying Nicholas Cage for the films one (have only seen National Treasure). (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bacon Butty @ #14719: Put "letter homophones" and "rivers" and got incorrect for both!? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13820: Ditto about farm and also wouldn't accept restaurant for the other group (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14720: I managed to evade the false group and score 10/10, but only because you were generous in accepting 'Spanish' for one of the connections. Thanks for a clever grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14721: For us, the groups were getable but all the connections were not. Must learn to appreciate Scandinavian music more and get around to reaking Tolkein. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14719: Lots of wicked crossovers here but we solved it within the time - just! 10/10 but a fine challenge. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14720: You beat us with this one. Did not get the Spanish connection. Good grid with a lovely red herring to do with voice ranges. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14716: 7/10 for me too; my lack of appreciation of REM cost me dearly! Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14704: 10/10. Timely! Without recognizing Pikachu I'd be lost. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Limahl Land @ #14716: 7/10. Good quiz, good variety of topics, and having sidewinder certainly helped with that particular group. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14716: Interesting mix. I liked the things that were red. In fact that was the only one I scored points on. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14707: I liked the Hoover line. Can't recall coming across the idea being used before. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14714: 7/10. Who knew Brian Eno had so many names!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14714: Got the groups but didn't get the Eno connection. Fair challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14713: I guessed that was a typo. Got the groups and connections even though I was not familiar with Leon. Another fine grid; thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14710: Didn't get the Mevio connection but found the group. Great grid, thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14713: Massive apologies upfront for the typo - should read SLIM. I wish there was an edit function. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14710: Some great crossovers. Simple but challenging. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14708: Two groups for me and two connections. A challenging grid thanks to the anagrams and the false Buffy group. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #14707: In what way does the word 'hoover' change its meaning when the first letter is capitalised? Anyway, I suspect that 'Hoover' should only ever be capitalised as technically it is a brandname! :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14710: Heard of Vimeo, but not Mevio. I'm old! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14709: Would have been easier if there had been 4 palindromes... River / revir. Otherwise a ok grid. Guessed the Franks tho... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #14702: Dr Oetker is misspelled. Good grid though, tough. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #14704: Didn’t accept ‘game’ for the the arcade connection, otherwise solid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

James @ #14709: Got there in the end, took me longer than it should have. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

John @ #14710: Not too difficult, enjoyable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14707: A good grid that would be improved by accepting synonyms as an answer. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14706: Such a coincidence... I was doing a grid with Ham/Apron/Shoe/Second. Great minds, and all that! Challenging grid... only 4/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8929: I like all your grids. Please keep submitting. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8932: Another challenging but doable grid. Nice crossovers, Thanks, Keep up the good work. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14691: Good grid, nice and simple. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8935: GOOD one. Nice balance of crossovers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14708: Managed to get the groups but failed to identify two of the connections. A good challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14706: +2 stars for actually writing a group I could get. -2 stars because I was halfway through putting it into my own grid... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14702: Well thats made me feel much better about my 1/10. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

joe @ #10738: got em all great grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14707: Managed to solve this one within the time. Fair challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14691: Nice grid if only it had accepted currencies! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14691: Agree with other comments. I typed "currencies" and it didn't accept it. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oscar @ #14240: I am also livid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oscar @ #14240: I am Wilde with an e (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14671: Excellent. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14705: Interesting grid. I guessed the acronyms as I was unfamiliar with two of them. I am not sure continuous verbs is sufficient for a connection, but not a bad effort nonetheless. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14704: I'll probably never identify a pokemon-themed connection as I know nothing about it. Just 7/10 here. Great challenge with crossovers. Well done for setting a tough one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14671: Original and lots of fun. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Adam Zapple @ #14682: Good stuff, well done! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rooj @ #14702: 3/10... Not up to scratch with the poker or TV detectives, and threw me off with Goodfellas. Nice one though! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rooj @ #14703: Genuinely fiendish with the inclusion of the two palaces and two bonus football teams, nice! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sue @ #14408: I put "not straight", and was marked incorrect, despite this being the first of two parts of the answer, both parts meaning the same thing. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14703: Clear connections but lack of crossovers made this straightforward. Cracked it in less than one minute. Thank you for setting. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SteveBG @ #14703: Sneaky with all the football teams! But I got it in time. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ian @ #14691: Great grid, thank you (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14702: Sorry to disappoint! My poker knowledge is obviously not up to standard... nor my Mr L knowledge. That said, excellent crossovers. Good grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14702: This one shouldn't be too obscure; I hope for a few 10/10s here. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jim @ #14690: I linked the "out" group yet another way, as they can all follow "black." (Blackstone being a proper name, like Harry Blackstone or Blackstone's Commentaries.) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

A Surfeit of Eels @ #14683: Echoing RossChris on this one. ;) Deaths would be more accurate. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #14689: Went round in a massive proto punk circle there, but hey-ho (let's go), 4/10 for me. Got me good. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14696: Was tempted to include "tenderising/ingredients" in the anagrams. Thought that was possibly a step too far! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #14687: Same got me as well, grid of the week for sure (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14696: Another magnificent grid. Terrific range of crossovers. You got me with the anagrams - I did not spot these - and there was nothing "incidental" about pierce!!! Thank you for the fine challenge. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14691: 7 this time... didn't accept currencies (I gave myself that one!). Good groups. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14690: Good grid... tough though! I opted for 'age' in the cold category (which also works). Still only managed 4 tho! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14688: 2/10... otherwise bamboozled! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14687: Exactly the same as RossChris... nice puzzle (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14691: Another enjoyable grid; solved this in less than one minute which was rather satisfying. Thank you once again. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14690: Enjoyed this grid very much. Good connections, some crossovers, and a sound challenge. Manged 10/10, thank you for uploading. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14689: Enjoyed this grid; neat crossovers. 10/10 but a good test. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14688: Interesting grid. I know where you are coming from with the bishop in chess, but that is very much an unofficial scale. Still, a fair challenge. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14687: Good grid with some crossovers. Did not get the film connection so only 7/10 on this one. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14686: Very straightforward and finished this in record time. Some crossovers would make it more of a challenge but a fair grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

beechio @ #14686: I wrote National Parks, and Blue for the first two and was incorrect.. Other than that, nice grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14684: Clever! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Napoleon Wilson @ #14682: 10/10, but good grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Napoleon Wilson @ #14683: maybe use killed rather than executed (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14684: Thanks for the great explanations. It's always nice to learn something. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14685: That connectionbeluded me, too. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14684: Thanks RC... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14685: No idea about Canadian towns. Found it tricky (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14683: Hmm. I am not sure about the execution connection. Henry I was not executed and Edward II"s death is the subject of debate and speculation. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ahau @ #14675: Good fun (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14684: Marvellous. Great connections and wicked crossovers. Loved this grid. Thank you. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ahau @ #14683: Wonderful got the killer (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Moi @ #14554: As a Canadian, this was fun. Thanks for using the CORRECT spelling! :D (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14671: Good stuff. Thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Moi @ #14556: Nice one! Thank you! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #14671: Good grid but made more difficult by having an `e`missing from the end of Burning down the house. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #14676: Great grid, lots of crossovers and lots of options throughout. Enjoyed it (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #14671: Very entertaining. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14682: Yippee! 10/10 on a RossChris grid ;-) Very well constructed. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14682: Hopefully this one will prove to be less challenging than some of our more recent ones. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

mikk @ #14678: väga lahe (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14676: This was a good challenge which I managed to crack and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14675: Managed to solve this one quite quickly. Some useful crossovers and a nice grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14674: Oh dear. I am obviously making these too tough. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14676: Apart from connection requiring very good football knowledge (which I don't have!) a straightforward grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14675: Very straightforward :-) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14674: Definitely Fiendish - 1/10 for me too! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14676: Good grid, footballers was what i was looking for, didn't see scorers (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14674: Another 1/10 for me :-) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14671: It took me a few seconds to cotton on but it was fast and fun after that. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14668: Also 0/10, and I can safely say I was miles from a better score (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14671: Thumbs up (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Viper @ #8441: Great grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14668: Totally beyond me! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Viper @ #186: Hidden numbers almost had me (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Viper @ #2661: Saw the animals straight away which helped, if i hadn't would have been on it for a while (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Viper @ #7793: Quite easy for once, probably helps that i'm a fan of all the topics!! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14667: A toughie but a goodie. Pretty sure I got the same two connections as lebamski. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14674: I may not have allowed for the possibility of maiden names in one of the connections; this is of course correct and award yourself the point if you put this. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14672: This was difficult. The nature of the connections was fairly obvious but with so many possibilities it was tough to identify the correct links. Good challenge. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14671: Simple but fun. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14667: Very tough but enjoyable. I spotted two of the connections, but the others eluded me completely. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14668: I scored 0/10. Very tough. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14671: Haha I liked that one. Well thought out. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14671: Well, that was very different. Solved it without much difficulty but it was fun and thank you for setting it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14668: Great grid. Only found two groups and connections. Well set. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14671: Ha! What a lot of fun! Thanks for that. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

OnanKeating @ #14671: Sorry, guys - missing an 'e' in there (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14666: Good (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14667: None followed by three . Hard but good (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14661: Fab! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14658: Enjoyed it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14658: Enjoyed it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14666: Found the groups but the Park connection escaped me. Good grid with crossovers, thanks. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14665: Great grid. I put Doctor Who for the connection and assumed there was a misspelling with John instead of Jon; didn't know about John Hurt. So maybe just 7/10 instead of 10/10. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14664: Fair challenge. (3 months ago)

toast @ #14662: Very entertaining. Good explanations too. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14665: Got the groups pretty quickly but scuppered by the first names connection. Good one! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14664: If I put my pedantic hat on, it's Regent's Park, not Regent. Thanks for setting (3 months ago)

Ian @ #14649: Great grid, thanks (3 months ago)

beechio @ #14665: That was hard - but brilliant answers! (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14662: No problem. Doesn't mean I did well on this one though haha, didn't have a clue. (3 months ago)

OnanKeating @ #14657: Thanks for feedback, guys - new here so still finding my feet. One comment - full name of St. Vincent includes ‘& the Grenadines’, including as appended to the Commonwealth Charter, as member country signatories. While ‘Australia’ is of course a film, it doesn’t work the other way around. Cheers (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14660: Greenhead is an obscure type of fly. A tough one admittedly but I liked it as a crossover. (3 months ago)

Big Phil @ #14657: Peoples republic of China and republic of China are not two separate countries. so the grid isn't correct. Also Australia can exchange for St Vincent to still form those groups. Nice idea for the groups but unfortunately they don't work (3 months ago)

Matt @ #14658: Never heard of dog face (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14659: A nice idea, but one I think most would struggle to get a hold on in three minutes. Not one I enjoyed, sorry! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14661: Thanks RC... think we need some easier ones now & then... especially on a Monday! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14655: Enjoyable with some good crossovers. Thanks! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14661: Smashing grid, FirstGofer. Managed to solve it within the time but a lovely challenge. Thank you. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14662: Got hung up on Clodagh which was my downfall. Now that's a sentence I never expected to write!!! Good grid (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14660: Tricky with some good crossovers, and I did get the "Spear" group! Thanks! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14662: Thanks to Andy P for providing the inspiration for this grid. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14660: I concur with FirstGofer; a good grid with tricky crossovers. Found the groups but I too would never have got the Spear group. Thank you for the fine challenge. One of your components (is that the term?) has given me an idea for a connection so I shall use this in my next wall. The group it will be contained in will be quite different, of course. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14653: Thanks to everyone who has commented, and apologies to those whose names I didn't include in this grid if anyone feels left out! Perhaps in a further 100 grids' time? (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14654: Good grid spoiled only by the non-acceptance of 'collective nouns' and 'beam' (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14658: Nice one! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14660: Good grid... Was never going to get the Spear group... ever! Can I ask what Greenhead is? (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #14659: Incomprehensible (3 months ago)

PhilB @ #14654: They are collective nouns... "groups of animals" is something a 6 year old would say (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14653: Wow! 100 grids - thank you! Quite chuffed to have featured in this. Got all the connection except E L Wisty one. Looking forward to many more RossChris grids. :-) (3 months ago)

Nb @ #14657: Nice premise but they can be grouped in quite a few ways. Unfortunately let down by the ultimate sin of a non unique solution. Australia and st Vincent can be swapped (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14654: Although trespass is predominantly a tort (i.e. a civil wrong) under the law of England and Wales, it may be a crime under other jurisdictions and in English law there are statutes which make specific instances of trespass a criminal offence; e.g. trespass on the railway. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14657: Didn't crack this one but managed to find an alternative solution to the entire grid, i.e. four different connections which are just about viable, based on Africa, the Caribbean, Island or island groups and Olympic host countries. The Indian Ocean may also be a possible link. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14659: Completely and utterly stumped by this. Failed to identify a single group and, once they wee revealed, the same was true of the connections. Too tough for us. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14658: Very good grid with relevant crossovers. Good stuff. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14657: Scored 4/10, decent premise for a question just some of the groups were a bit obscure. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14659: I didn't like this grid. It requires too specific knowledge. I work in an office that regularly makes outbound calls to countries across the world and I still didn't have much to go on here. That said, I did get one point, purely on the basis of knowing what connected France and UK. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14658: Really neat grid and not too difficult, makes a nice change compared to some recent ones from others. Cheers. (3 months ago)

j @ #14646: good (3 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14649: Fun! (3 months ago)

j @ #14651: nice (3 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14655: Nice grid. I only got one row in time, but knew all the connections when it was resolved. And that's exactly how it should be. :-) (3 months ago)

j @ #14654: thanks (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #14653: Brothers and gridders within seconds the other two only the connections we’ll done (3 months ago)

OnanK @ #5633: Nice one (3 months ago)

????? @ #5574: define famous (3 months ago)

dunno @ #14654: trespass is surely not a crime (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #14655: Yep. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #14653: Oh dear! What was I thinking? Mea culpa! (3 months ago)

toast @ #14655: Good grid. The fiver line connection was a bit knowledge specific and I didn't know it but the rest was accessible and I enjoyed it. (3 months ago)

toast @ #14654: Nice one. (3 months ago)

toast @ #14653: Wiz. Do you mean gridders? Mister Tom and the others might not be too forgiving if it was a Freudian slip ( though I am innocent of any contact with dating websites you can't help but hear about these things). (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #14653: Thankyou two too! Quite an achievement. Like the grinders line, very apt! (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14653: A fitting way to bring up the century. Congrats and thanks to you both for the many fine grids. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14655: Good grid, we enjoyed this, thanks. (3 months ago)

Joe @ #14649: Very good (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14652: Good grid with crossovers and it caused me some problems but I got there in the end and just within the time. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14654: Managed to crack this. Good grid with crossovers. (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #14650: Good one. (3 months ago)

three-ferrets @ #14652: evil--but good (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14654: Would not accept .....beam or collective noun for animals. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14649: Clever, like the word links. Got 7/10 (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14654: Really good. Got 10/10 and there was a nice mix and some overlaps. (3 months ago)

Pamela @ #14208: My second line was fourth (3 months ago)

No Thankyou @ #14202: ? (3 months ago)

toast @ #14653: That is phenomenal output. It took me a couple of years to do a dozen. I have enjoyed your grids. Thanks. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14653: A minor milestone for us as this is the 100th wall which we have submitted; 96 of these are from Ross and 4 are from Chris. To illustrate how much we enjoy setting and solving walls, and to show our appreciation for the feedback received, we have paid tribute to some of the other setters of grids on this board. We doubt the grid itself will pose too many difficulties to solvers. (3 months ago)

toast @ #14630: Great explanations. Thanks. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14650: Enjoyed this one very much. Managed to solve the wall. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14649: Cracked this one. Thank you for the test. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14648: Got the groups but not every connection. A challenging test, thank you. (3 months ago)

Jackson Rumley @ #8403: Tango is a dance, that is the only thing that threw me off (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14281: Doing alright until whale not accepted (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14282: Would not accept biblical names of ways of crossing water! (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14647: The crossovers combined with the common theme made it very tough. Thanks for the grid! (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14646: I was radioing for help at the beginning but it resolved itself. Nice one! (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14645: Found the groups but the horsemen were my undoing. Thanks for the clever grid! (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14641: I had three of the connections but the groups defeated me. Thanks for the workout RossChris! (3 months ago)

Joan @ #14585: Think hedging should have been acceptable! (3 months ago)

Joan @ #14630: A pleasant grid! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14647: A very tricky grid with crossovers in abundance. Quite a challenge! (3 months ago)

Matilda kite @ #14507: This is rubbish!!! Has anyone seen my wallet?? (3 months ago)

Hugo Blackwell @ #14507: What a terrific grid. Makes the Telegraph look like tissue paper. (3 months ago)

Fred Hobby @ #14507: If I ever see that Bamforth in real life, I’ll glass him !!!!! (3 months ago)

Fred Hobby @ #14507: If I ever see that Bamforth in real life, I’ll glass him !!!!! (3 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14646: Very clever! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14644: Fine grid, Firstgofer. Found the groups but failed to identify the trucks connection. (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #14645: Generally good. The Legend line felt pretty tenuous, since some of the words are associations/synonyms while others are incomplete phrases. (3 months ago)

Jean @ #14323: Good grid but pantomime characters surely should be marked as correct! (3 months ago)

Ellen @ #14646: Good one. Looked way to hard at the beginning but I got there. (3 months ago)

Coochies @ #14644: Excellent grid, well done. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14646: I used to be FirstGo, until I'd set too many grids... there is now another firstgo! Challenging grid. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14646: A great grid. Definitely no shortage of crossovers there. Managed to solve it within the time. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14645: A very good challenge with relevant crossovers. Thank you for setting. (3 months ago)

Juliet Bravo @ #14646: Very clever! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14641: This defeated me, but I got three groups. Very tough but enjoyable. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14645: Great crossovers, very enjoyable. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14646: Looks fiendish at first, but challenging and enjoyable. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Firstgo @ #14646: I enjoyed this one took a while but got there in the end. Thought there was shakespeare in it and dances (3 months ago)

BrianBrain @ #14646: Probably been done before but this is good quality. Like the cars group! My grandad had a Vauxhall Victor. (3 months ago)

StevieG @ #14646: Nice - lots of crossovers but still doable (3 months ago)

4x4 @ #14644: I liked the truck one. The rest were a bit easy. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14641: Sorry, FirstGofer. I thought I had set it up to allow psychological and even psychiatric but maybe I used the nouns instead. Give yourself a point, even though the lovely Vicky would have insisted on psychoanalysis!!! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14641: Challenging grid - only scored 3. Would have been 4 if it had accepted psychological terms. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14345: Think plants should be accepted for the shrubs. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14435: Didn't accept synonyms for treed areas of army terms. (3 months ago)

Pip @ #14175: Still the best walls on Puzzgrid (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #14641: One line then 3 connections I think that’s not bad for this one (3 months ago)

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TruthTeller @ #56: This was a load of bollocks. You should be ashamed of yourself, Jenny (3 months ago)

Donald Trump @ #14594: lol (3 months ago)

rabbit @ #14638: Absolutely top-notch username (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #14638: Onan: You picked the correct name at least. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14632: Stephen Hawking was an atheist. I didn't refer to him specifically in the explanation as I didn't feel I needed to. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14633: Thanks for commenting, Lebamski, and sorry if it was too taxing. (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14632: I can't see an explanation for Hawking. Very tough. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14633: Too tough for me. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14638: Some flimsy connections, and some which make this quite unenjoyable. Not for me, sorry! (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14630: Love it, nicely done! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14638: What's going on? Really don't need to know half of this! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14634: Unnecessary all round... please remove. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14632: Got the groups but not the connections, except Mr Twist. Hard! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14631: That means I'm old! Damn! Good grid (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14630: Fab... failed to find a 'man'. Very clever connection. Thanks! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14638: I find at least one of these connections to be totally inappropriate for this board. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14634: I will not even look at a grid submitted by someone with such an inappropriate name. I hope to see this removed from the board. (3 months ago)

como ganhar dinheiro no gta 5 online ps4 @ #2059: Ei Obrigado pelo momento maravilhoso neste site. Manter o . Desde I amor novamente. https://www.minds.com/blog/view/831934162868572160 (3 months ago)

mud @ #14634: I cant even understand the fucking answers (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14630: Enjoyable. No obvious group but ultimately came apart most satisfyingly (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14598: Multiples of 1000 should also be accepted. (3 months ago)

The wallmaster @ #628: Another Londoncentric grid. Shameful (3 months ago)

The wallmaster @ #14462: There's really no need to be this much of a pervert (3 months ago)

Mengi @ #9947: Mean, identified the groups shame it did not accept birds, language nor island dwellers (3 months ago)

The wallmaster @ #14634: Fantastic wall! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14601: Thanks for the recent feedback, everyone. This is embarrassing. The Bill Bryson title is A Walk in the Woods, not Into the Woods. I have read it. There is a copy sitting on one of the bookshelves adjacent to my desk as I type, as is the case with the other works; and I still managed to get the title wrong!!! (3 months ago)

The wallmaster @ #35: Honestly Jenny you can do one (3 months ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14621: Good one! (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14630: Good one. Scored 7/10 after not getting the -man suffix ones. Much more user-friendly than most other grids right now :-) (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14631: Clever, but very tough for me - probably easier for those of an older generation. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14632: Sorry for any frustration caused. Sweat bee is a common name for various bees that are attracted to sweat. (3 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14630: No TV or music trivia, minor cross-overs, easy groups... makes the perfect lunch-time fodder for me :-) (3 months ago)

Snodden @ #14601: Great cross overs. it beat me but I enjoyed trying. (3 months ago)

comment #023578 @ #98: decent. pwoper decent. (3 months ago)

Snodden @ #14632: Ouch. Sweatbee??! Instead of red herrings I couldn't find a single connection, with another half hour I'd have got Oliver twist maybe. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14631: I enjoyed this one and managed to solve it. Well set. (3 months ago)

Shoepigeon @ #14630: Enjoyed it (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14630: That was a magic grid. I also liked the "watch others" line. Good stuff. (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #14609: I put popes so it didn't affect me (3 months ago)

Christinaangel @ #14630: 'you can watch others do at the gym.' Spot on. (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #14630: liked it (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #14622: Great fun! Thank you. (3 months ago)

The wallmaster @ #1875: What kind of dickhead knows about car rental companies? Not fitting for an intellectual site such as this (3 months ago)

The wallmaster @ #5633: Absolute shit. Go fuck yourself, pal (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14601: Tough but enjoyable with some great crossovers and connections. Thanks! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14622: Managed to crack this one, which is not always the case with numbers grids. Happy! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14621: I concur with Lebamski and suspect the connection which may have eluded him was the one that also eluded me. Good grid. (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14607: "acid" was not an acceptable answer for the acid group. I also put something which I now know was completely wrong for the "Will" group but was given the point! Other than that, an enjoyable grid. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Calryd @ #3454: I missed a point saying they were named after gods (which the planets were initially, so maybe worth expanding the definition!). (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14610: Some great crossovers and varied connections. Enjoyed this. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14621: Three connections quite easy to spot, but an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Lebamski @ #14622: Some challenging crossovers and connections. Enjoyed this one. Thanks! (3 months ago)

nimaj @ #14594: gud (3 months ago)

Jamie @ #14592: (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14610: Got into a right flap with the hidden birds and had to leave these until last. Tough challenge; thanks. (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #14609: You are too generous RossChris! Puskas was an error - sorry folks. As there's no edit button, please award yourself a pat on the back if you entered footballers for that group :) (3 months ago)

NullDiggity @ #14610: Nice range of categories (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14609: Got the groups but did not get the goalkeepers connection. The great Ferenc Puskas was not a goalkeeper though there have been other players named Puskas and one of them may have been. (3 months ago)

Donald @ #14609: I don't think Puskas was ever a goalkeeper. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14583: Didn't accept Tom... or Joints. :-( (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #14601: good nearly done it (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14608: A challenging grid. Thank you for the test. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14607: Liked this one very much, especially the Grace connection. Very good stuff. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14606: Got the groups but overlooked one connection. Good grid; thanks. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14604: Quite a challenge and failed to find all the connections. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14603: Enjoyed this grid and managed to crack it; I shall forgive you for using two of my most recent ideas! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14601: Thank you for your remarks, folks! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14596: Thank you both for taking time to comment. Much obliged. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14591: Thanks! (3 months ago)

Cityboy @ #14601: Great grid. (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #14589: Nice. Fun to do. (3 months ago)

David @ #52: IR i didn't know either and solved it (though didn't get the connections for the two). Often you can use logic or feeling for language to figure out a group. (3 months ago)

Psyduck @ #14606: Very well done!! (3 months ago)

Plater @ #14606: Really liked the one about the poets. (3 months ago)

NINE9 @ #14606: Great Grid!!! (3 months ago)

BICKERZ2000 @ #14346: Didn't expect file or picture-files (3 months ago)

BICKERZ2000 @ #14521: You need to add other examples for each one. Ie Disease instead of Diseases. And Hormone, instead of Hormones. Organ, instead of Organs. Very poor. Misses the entire point of the wall. (3 months ago)

HeroComplex @ #14603: Nice grid. I got 2 groups and 2 connections, though interestingly not the exact same 2. One link came into focus once I was shown the groupings at the end---it was not the connection I had been trying for, but was perfectly reasonable. And the Spider group turned out to be much more specific and clever than I had realized, so I didn't get the extra point, but it was a great idea for a link! I also wasn't able to suss out the more British category, but that's no surprise---and I appreciated the constructor's note about subjective fame, thanks for making this US solver feel less ignorant. :) (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #14598: Excellent. "SI Prefixes" should be accepted too (gave myself 10/10 despite that). (3 months ago)

Hubby @ #14588: Bell End ;D (I am such a kid!!!) (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14601: Great grid... clever. (3 months ago)

Blues @ #14596: Tough one. Exercised the old cells a bit. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Blues @ #14585: Got them, no idea how ! Good grid thanks. (3 months ago)

Blues @ #14589: Grazie mille folks... Emp., 49 seconds is good but not quite the fastest I've seen for this grid. (3 months ago)

steven @ #14593: whats a rabbit? (3 months ago)

aaron @ #14594: poor (3 months ago)

aaron @ #14593: no.. (3 months ago)

kieran @ #14593: amazing (3 months ago)

steven @ #14592: epic (3 months ago)

aaron @ #14592: no. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14598: Yeah, fair point that, should have included their most common usage. (3 months ago)

EmperorsNewClothes @ #14589: Solved in 49 seconds - all too obvious. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14598: Would have scored 10 if one group had accepted 'byte'. But I forgive you ;-) (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14597: Fiendish! 1 group, 1 connection. The rest was completely over my head! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14596: Hard! But good... 2 groups, 2 connections. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #14595: Good grid... challenging and good crossovers. Missed the same connection as RossChris though. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14597: Got 0/10. This is tougher than the ones on the show itself, even at the late stage in the series that it's currently at. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14597: You beat us with this one; we simply did not know some of the connections. Tough grid. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14598: Liked this one; managed to solve it within the time. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Pharma662 @ #14400: Hello! (3 months ago)

Pharma783 @ #14400: Hello!generic viagra india pharmacy (3 months ago)

meh @ #14580: -40 not 40 (3 months ago)

HeroComplex @ #14565: Fun grid! Was able to get the 4 groups in time---with the last two on a guess. Just barely figured out the tougher wordplay category as I was guessing the connections, that one is devious. Didn't quite get the exact JPL link, but was on the way there. (3 months ago)

HeroComplex @ #14595: Thanks RossChris, glad you enjoyed it. I should also say for anyone else---I tried to include a bunch of terms for the Kent/Wayne category, but I definitely didn't catch every good description. If you put something like "Secret Identity" or "Alter Ego," then you got it right, too, no matter what the board says. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #14595: Got all the groups but missed the Scandinavian influence. Good grid. (3 months ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14591: Liked the island connection. (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #14589: Fab, as ever. Thank you. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #14589: Clever premise for a question, scored 5/10. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14589: Another excellent puzzle from the master. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14589: I could have tried the letters first... but I trusted you (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14589: Good grid. Thank you for the challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14589: Super gridding, excellent work. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14588: This was tricky though we managed to navigate through it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14587: Just about managed to solve this one. A good challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

K @ #14537: Maybe a bit too easy! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14586: Got the groups but the Buffy connection was beyond us. Good grid, thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14585: Cracked this won and loved the anagram group. Good stuff. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14583: Got the groups but unfortunately I didn't take woodwork at school. Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14580: Fine groups but some crossovers would make it more of a challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14558: Sounds as if I am getting predictable; better address that!! Thanks for the additional feedback. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Archie @ #14387: spring could SO EASILY have worked :/ >:( (3 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #14580: (3 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #14589: yay, got em all right for a change. good grid. thanks. Liked the single letter in each answer - clever! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #14587: Contains names of alcohol is not a great answer. They are drinks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

dan and bob @ #14520: we laughed (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14558: oooh - that was challenging. So many SA golfers... I was too stubborn not to include Goosen & Els. I'll follow Mister Tom's logic in future! Good grid as usual (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14561: Sorry to be picky, but with a population of less than 150,000 Pasadena is NOT one of the most populated cities in the US... I doubt anyone will get that connection 'correct'. I wouldn't have called the griffin a 'bird' myself, so opted for "mythical creatures" which wasn't accepted. Fiendish crossovers in the other 2 groups. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JOHNJ @ #14580: The Whale group didn't accept Whale only Whales - how frustrating (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14566: Like it... good premise, well executed. I'd say Wile E Coyote has four legs... he just doesn't use them all! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Magoo @ #14567: Fun! :) Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14577: 10/10! Mainly, I think, because I thought of the maverick/mel gibson crossovers for a grid while I was driving yesterday! Great grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharme621 @ #14400: Hello! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharme170 @ #14400: Hello!viagra from india (3 months, 1 week ago)

Queenbeth @ #14582: The mother answers? They don't make any sense at all, sorry. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14580: Entered types of whale but marked as incorrect ! ??? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14580: Interesting mix. A few clues were a bit strange, and there were not many overlaps. To top it off, I wrote "whale" and it was not accepted - maybe try to use singular forms for your keywords for the benefit of the user. Cheers though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #14582: Not sure about the Mother answer at all. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14578: 3 lines easy face one failed (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jolly Nice @ #14135: Can you do some more please so we don't have to waste time on the dross (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14579: Not bad (3 months, 1 week ago)

Who Cares @ #14128: Not me (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14579: Solved this one as well. Fine grid. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14578: Great grid; we managed to crack this one despite the crossovers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14577: Good grid; did not get the Ardman connection. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Donna Keybab @ #14577: Wow, that was difficult, good stuff though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Beau Bells @ #14578: Very good gridding! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Beau Bells @ #14579: Quality stuff, well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14572: Very clever, and tough but fair. needed another 30 seconds (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14577: Tough grid, only got the Top Gun one for 2/10. Clever though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Schneeble @ #5633: Amused me greatly, and still a good test of knowledge! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14573: Got the groups but a single connection eluded me; this is becoming a habit. Thank you for the fine challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14572: You defeated me with this one. Good challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14571: Great grid. Got the groups but not every connection. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14567: Seemed right away this was going to be a "word" grid but it was a fair challenge. Well set. (3 months, 1 week ago)

rabbiteagleelk @ #14339: the upside down number group does work with 0 1 69 181 though ... (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14566: That's a fair point JonBob. Thanks for the comments everyone. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ChrisCross @ #14122: Two minutes 59.9 seconds (3 months, 1 week ago)

ChrisCross @ #14121: We fell off our roll (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14563: Chief justices is the only one I got (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #14408: I put 'wonky' and it said incorrect... But it even says in the description they mean 'wonky' lmao good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14562: Wasted time on garden of Eden which cost me (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14564: Failed but thought it was good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14566: Over my head (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14567: Not bad (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14566: Good humour. Great grid, (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14567: I liked it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14567: Yeah fair play I thought that too, a bit of a lazy way to get some overlaps, cheers though (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matthew @ #14281: Good puzzle but “Whale” should be accepted as well as “whales”. Try not use plurals in answers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharmf513 @ #14400: Hello! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharmb627 @ #14400: Hello!indian viagra (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #6741: WTF? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #6821: Liked this one, Nice crossovers (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14566: Cute! I'd prefer that in a case like this, the memberships to groups were just a little more definite. Does Wile E Coyote really have four legs? Depending on the season of Flying Circus, the leg shows up multiple times. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14567: Nice herrings but a bit samey- all of the connections were of the same type (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #14562: Not fancying putting in the description what the top category is? lol (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #14566: a good leggy grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

tg @ #14556: good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14566: I see what you did there RossChris ;) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14558: Spotted Goosen early - with your grids If I've heard of someone then that's not the group they'll be in - but of course the group he was a herring for contained too many people I hadn't heard of... (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14566: Solved this one okay but had to work; was glad when I was on the last leg of it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14565: Clever but very tough, scored 3/10. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14566: Clever premise for a question but surprisingly tough to sort out the groups. Scored 4/10 from naming the groups after they were resolved for me. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14565: Good challenge. Found the groups but once again one of the connections eluded me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14564: Enjoyed this one and solved it fairly swiftly. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14563: Found the groups and three connections; you can guess which one I could not identify! Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14562: Managed to crack this in less than one minute. Thank you for the challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14561: Good connections. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14558: Thank you for your comments, Steve h and Only Me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #1560: Nice. (3 months, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #9212: Loved it! Took me three goes, but got there in the end! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #9214: Like it! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mendicant @ #14532: After submitting the grid, I noticed that it works even if two of the clues are swapped, rendering it an imperfect grid. Ho hum. I hope people still find it fun and satisfying. (3 months, 1 week ago)

G @ #14561: Number of spelling mistakes (3 months, 1 week ago)

Happytoday @ #14559: A wonderful typo probably. I love a good typo..Bager....😂😂 (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #583: Response to answers not accurate enough. (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #14559: whats a bager? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Happytoday @ #14559: I feel the more out of place one is sexualities. The others have a theme of entertainment at least. Could have been more challenging. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #14559: RossChris - yes, Harry Potter is very inappropriate. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #14559: What's a Bager!! 🤣 (3 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #14553: Nice grid, but should be Krebs Cycle, with an S on the end. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14558: Yep, very clever grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14558: Golden and els not with the golfers we’ll done (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14558: Goosen I mean (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14558: Golden and els not with the golfers we’ll done (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #14097: We stared at it for 10 seconds and gave up (3 months, 1 week ago)

Madison @ #599: In response to Al, "Lady Fingers" is also the name of a character appearing in the Addams Family television series, so lady is correct. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14559: Didn't identify what was significant about the years; and one of the connections is inappropriate for this board, in my opinion. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10906: Up group ?? (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14554: This American did not struggle with the American one. :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10902: Agreed! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10899: Love it! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10898: Kon? (3 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14548: Alicia, thanks for your comment, however, the eminent American comic the grid relates to had an "s" at the end of his name. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14551: 0 out of 4 then answered easily in other words I was useless (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14554: Ok with 3 most would struggle with the American one? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14556: Priest Good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14557: topical.logic got me the owners the others got me confused.clever (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14554: Good fun with nice crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14556: Simple but with some good crossovers. A fun grid. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

WoodG @ #14520: A Piece of Art (3 months, 1 week ago)

SY @ #14520: A piece of art (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14542: Lovely! (3 months, 1 week ago)

.£$ @ #14551: Good crossovers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #14499: Really fun grid: it didn't rely on specialized knowledge, the themes felt varied, and the kidney group was especially fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharmc431 @ #14400: Hello!viagra from india (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14557: 10/10... thanks to generous solutions! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14557: It is a fun and topical grid so I am happy to grant a fair bit of leeway in the connections on this occasion. Glad you enjoyed it, Grugen. (3 months, 1 week ago)

SteveWakey @ #14555: Yes indeed toeswest a slight mistake on my part, this is what happens when you try and submit something in the early hours of the morning. Many thanks for pointing it out. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14557: Hmm, I got all the connections more through luck than judgement. Your linking terms are very generous here. Still, I'll take it. Cheers! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14493: My pleasure, koshatnik (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14510: Thanks, Benny Dorm. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14511: Sorry if I made this too tough, but many thanks as always for the observations and thoughts. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14513: Thank you for the comments, one and all. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14527: Thanks to everyone who took time to comment. Much appreciated. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14531: Thanks for the feedback, everyone, and apologies once again for the music composer! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14538: Ah. Hit the post! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14556: Enjoyed this grid. Thank you for setting. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14556: Ah yes, good point. Sorry about that. Award yourself a moral plus one :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14556: Good grid... nice crossovers. I opted for Saint rather than disciple (or apostle), which they all were. But i'm just being pedantic! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10894: Female names poor (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10889: Children in our class group is pretty pointless. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14554: Fair challenge. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14551: Cracked this in less than one minute; and we do listen to certain programmes on radio 4. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14550: Very good grid with crossovers; got the groups but one connection eluded me. Thank you for the challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14549: Liked this one very much. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #14492: Watt,wye,wearand howe are all rivers too. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #14521: should be a "very easy" category for this one (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #14555: Don't you mean Quartermaster? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #14531: Composed the theme music... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14364: Canadian place names should be good enough unless Victoria Coren Mitchell is there wanting a little more. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14369: Church ranks not accepted for clergy (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14549: I loved the anagrams, but not so much the rest. I kept thinking "junk" because of space and mail so that led me nowhere, ah well. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14387: Agree that Authors should be accepted and all.the garbage words can precede him but that was not accepted. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #2096: Nice and easy :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #14089: A beacon shining in the mists of mediocrity (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10877: No she is not! (3 months, 1 week ago)

peekay @ #14545: Most points covered below....although Palindromes is getting tired now, as soon as you see the word Racecar it's a fair bet the rest are there somewhere (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14550: Tricky - but well put together. (3 months, 1 week ago)

paper @ #238: would not accept copies (3 months, 1 week ago)

paper @ #8403: good just made it (3 months, 1 week ago)

paper @ #1396: not bad (3 months, 1 week ago)

paper @ #3712: difficult and then some (3 months, 1 week ago)

paper @ #2297: not too hard (3 months, 1 week ago)

paper @ #186: dog breeds not accepted (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14543: Yep (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14548: Nice grid, scored 4/10 - not heard of Carbon Brush, and the Seal group was tough. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14548: Fun! My score was in the toilet on this one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14546: At last (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14546: At last (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14548: Very good grid with crossovers and red herrings. Fortunately I knew what privy would be the moment I saw it and that set me on the way. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14531: Happy to get boxers and mp's Never heard of the other two (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14546: You beat me with this one. Got the groups, eventually, having navigated the possibilities with all those crossovers but did not identify every connection. Tough challenge, thank you for setting it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #14548: I think you should accept 'field' not just 'fields' (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14536: When I saw the scoobie do answer I thought tough but then came Scottish cartoon,!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14548: good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grant Wilson @ #14547: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14543: Good grid, scored 7/10 after not picking up on "horse". (3 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14520: Nice grid, cocked up a few times but got it wrapped up in the end for a fine finish (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14538: Heading for a ten then Rush got me and I put card games for Gilbert and sullivan (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14542: Manchester line was good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14543: Learn new things on here pistachio green? Didn’t know it is it a dulux colour? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14541: It twisted my melons man! (3 months, 1 week ago)

jeanlin @ #14520: a fun grid. All the words were legit..some people just have strange minds ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14545: Not sure I like the "wee" connection and I hate to be pedantic but some of the supermarkets are German, not UK. Cracked it despite the error in the anagram. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14543: 10/10 in less than one minute despite the crossovers. Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14542: That was an interesting grid; managed to crack it, even though I found "berry" a little odd! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14541: I thought "ian" was okay and I managed to crack this enjoyable grid. Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Eh? @ #14530: Which London has an underground line called Elizabeth? (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14545: OK grid... spoiled by WaitroCe. Irate Sow? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14543: Simple connections but some nice crossovers. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #14543: Fairly easy to work out the ideas but good crossovers helped with the challenge. A nice grid!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14541: "Ian" feels a bit tenuous as the other three in the group are two word phrases. A fun grid though. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #11311: Tricky anagrams. Didn't see them. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14522: Managed to solve the grid but some of the links were rather specialised. I've never heard of a punnet square. Nice theme though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14520: Oo er! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #583: Enjoyed that. (3 months, 1 week ago)

steve @ #14536: NICE ONE! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14531: Much to easy: maybe next time go for the sound editor and one of the floor staff... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wz @ #14531: Lovely grid, thrown by The Chase, as you intended! Clever crossovers! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14486: Fun grid, got 7/10. Not familiar with the Walrus and the Carpenter so didn't have a clue there. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #9863: Nice! Likable because there was no modern TV trivia :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharmb803 @ #14400: Hello! (3 months, 1 week ago)

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Andy P @ #14531: Clever, as usual, got 5/10 as the government one threw me. And I accept your apology about the Chase one :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10875: Not great - careless re groups (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14520: This was hilarious. Nice bit of comic relief in the middle of all the serious ones. Ignore any negative comments I say. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #3456: Nice - just about right for my level. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14485: I am really sorry about that, everyone. I have clearly made an error and I apologise if this detracted from the enjoyment of the challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14529: I take your point, Sue W. I had an advantage as I used to be given an Oor Wullie annual every second Christmas (they came in in alternate years with The Broons annual) and that got me started. I enjoyed the grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sue W @ #14529: There was nowhere to start. All but two items were boys' names, so there were dozens of possible categories. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Christinaangel @ #14527: 10/10, thanks to Ballas. I liked that clue as it opened the rest of the category up. A good effort. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dr Foster @ #14521: Didn't accept hormone for hormones, illness for diseases or organ for organs. Not good :( (3 months, 1 week ago)

cjb @ #12: Should accept grocery stores as a category. (3 months, 1 week ago)

keefyp @ #6140: Best grid I found so far... (3 months, 1 week ago)

mimi @ #11667: purple group could also be places on the uk monopoly board! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ten for Ten @ #14512: FUN!!!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #14460: Good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #14492: Fun (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14527: Did ok Trying to fit osmond In somewhere Was my undoing (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14526: Tough but enjoyable. Watch out for your spelling. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14527: Very tricky with a lot of good crossovers. I was defeated, but I enjoyed it. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ten for Ten @ #14520: I didn't get the shaft. Win! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jake Elwood @ #14513: Don't try to understand 'em... (3 months, 1 week ago)

keefyp @ #12: same here with websites... again !!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

keefyp @ #11: Same here with websites (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14520: A fine grid, worthy of the venerable Allcock and Noble (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14527: Fiendish! Full of red herrings. I managed 2/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14521: Agree with RossChris - the addition of some crossovers would increase the challenge (3 months, 1 week ago)

YellowDog @ #14509: Good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14447: It's all been said a!ready. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ivan knjizar @ #8000: pusite ga (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14437: Colours and ponies not accepted :-( (3 months, 1 week ago)

Pharmf702 @ #14400: Hello! (3 months, 1 week ago)

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Omegaman @ #14434: Got it except it didn't accept novelists instead of c20 authors (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14432: Enjoyable one thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #13313: Lol - what? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Boris @ #14078: If it had been Moscow suburbs that would have been easy (3 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #13977: Wonderful grid - I absolutely loved the quark shadow group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14499: A very fine grid. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14504: Good grid and a fair challenge. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14505: Enjoyed this a lot and the crossovers are deceptive. Good one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14514: A fine grid. Thank you for setting a sound challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14515: Very good. Enjoyed this and managed to crack it quickly despite the crossovers. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14516: Yes, a fair grid but two capital connections might throw up the possibility of alternative solutions based on different considerations. That said, none is leaping to mind. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14517: Liked this one with effective crossovers. Thank you for the test. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14519: I concur with Steve h; this was straightforward though the connections are useful. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14520: Yes, well..............the lack of crossovers means it is difficult to cock this one up. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14521: A medical speciality grid, but fairly straightforward due to no crossovers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14526: A fine challenge! (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14514: A rare treat to see my hometown name-checked! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #14462: Great! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Feebert @ #14520: Brilliant! (3 months, 1 week ago)

M Whitehouse. @ #14520: No need for this on Puzzgrid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14521: Got the Lines Not the connections (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14499: One of my favorites in ages. The animal line toed the right side of the line between fair and unfair, by avoiding the "just has a word inside it somewhere" trap from other grids. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #14495: Lots of swapping for me and still didn't complete it. Nice grid regardless of error. (3 months, 1 week ago)

colleen @ #14515: great wall (3 months, 1 week ago)

ThinkTwice @ #14492: Nice - a lot of "Aha" moments after it was resolved. Plus... all those rivers! :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Toeswest @ #14483: Nice grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14511: Should be a new one higher than fiendish (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14513: Struggled Good but hard (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14516: Population one will stump most (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14519: Pretty straightforward Not bad (3 months, 1 week ago)

steve @ #14483: hmm I put 'book' for the repeated word one and it accepted it. undeserved victory for me (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wagner @ #14464: Siegfried, I think you'll find. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ph @ #14460: when was the last time you listened to radio 1?!?! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #98: Why is not pronounced Y. (3 months, 1 week ago)

MB @ #14499: Hooray, solved this one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14516: Two very similar group connections. Other than that, some nice crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #14515: enjoyed it but didn't accept London Mainline Stations - but that's a small quibble. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #8515: Not bad but needs some crossovers to make it more interesting. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #8508: "God" as a person in power? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14515: Plenty of good crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14513: Lots of fun, thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14513: Terrific grid! V good crossovers (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14514: apologies up front for not accepting a crucial word in the Montgomery group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14512: Goodness me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14511: Almost got it... failed on the counties solution and mistyped the authors. Great grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14504: Sorry people, it should have been. My entry into solution was "bird, songbird" :-( (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14509: An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14511: This completely stumped me. Great grid though. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #14496: Thanks for the feedback all. I tried something a bit different and obviously not as good as I had hoped! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14509: Fine gridding. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14510: Very well put together. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Elaine Closure @ #14511: That was very tough and challenging. Good work! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Fart @ #14485: @Anne Witton - me too :( (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14495: Good spot! How do peeople mark those? I always give the 1/5 which seems harsh as theyre often more fun than genuinely bad grids, but they do fail rule 1. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14511: 10/10! but doing the previous one definitely helped. Always nice when you can identify a group because you recognise its red herring... (3 months, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #14511: Yep. Fiendish alright. Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14431: Sorry "party" food (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14431: Agree with the comment below about part food not accepted (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #9134: Never heard of those American towns. Who has? (3 months, 1 week ago)

The Barringtons @ #14074: Anyone who lives in Gloucestershire. Good wall (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14495: Thanks, FirstGofer, but I am afraid this grid cannot be described accurately as excellent as I have just realised that Rock and Dundee could be swapped meaning there is not a unique solution to the puzzle. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14504: Also put birds got the rest (3 months, 1 week ago)

Stanley Accring @ #14509: Good grid & good crossovers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14492: Lots of crossover but actually straightforward.would solveagain (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #10999: Some great crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14508: A few more crossovers would have improved this. A nice attempt. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14266: More crossovers needed to make this a bit more challenging. Also, "tomato" wasn't accepted as an answer for the tomato group. A nice attempt. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14375: This didn't really work for me - sorry! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14275: A few unconvincing clues and connections. An okay attempt. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14272: "Drinks" wasn't accepted as an answer for the drinks group. Be careful on spelling too! A nice attempt. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14475: Some good crossovers. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14504: "Birds" wasn't accepted for the songbirds group which I think is a little unfair. Other than that an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14505: Very enjoyable with some great crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14505: Good one - 10/10. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14496: A few of the connections feel a bit flimsy. Some nice ideas though. A good attempt. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14499: nice work (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jonny @ #14447: Pretty good, solvable grid, ruined by not accepting answers that are clearly right. Shame, but easily fixable. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14159: Nice one. Didn't see the "man" group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14484: For the Ham solution, followed by up also works. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14485: Same as Anne. Used apostrophe and everything!!! ;-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14487: Missed the bird solution... typed a guess 'musicians' and it was marked correct! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14488: Got Hogwarts and constellations... my golf knowledge (or lack of) let me down. good one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8650: Didn't like "words related to tie". Preceded or followed by "tie" would be ok. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14489: 2/10... really challenged me! Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14499: Very nice - very good quality, good crossovers and no reliance on obscure knowledge. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8588: Liked this one a lot. Good balance of red herrings. Got two groups but didn't see the hidden numbers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14495: Excellent and challenging. Bizarrely missed the croc connection but got the throne one. Duh! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14496: and Sub itself isn't a negative prefix. didn't accept native antipodean peoples. frustrating (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam Zapple @ #14499: Good stuff, fairly straightforward but fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

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Omegaman @ #14426: Agree with the negative comments below unfortunately. The swear words can also be synonyms for very. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14425: Did you mean cerebral? Cannot believe the town's and cities containing "on" 😠 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14422: Agree with the comment below about the food group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14410: Didn't accept racquet sports but answer "raquet sports" is wrongly spelt (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14488: Tough but fun, scored 4/10. Went with Latin names for animals for the constellations group, but I realise now that that falls short on Lyra. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sense @ #14064: Please don't (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14490: Clever, but I think you need to be more generous with the words that you accept for the categories, I lost out on a couple of points that way. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #184: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14492: Really good, nice one. You got me with the homophones. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14487: Really good grid and not too difficult. Got 7/10. I thought Wolf, Rhino and Warrior might be to do with the former TV show 'Gladiators' but no dice on that group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14499: Brilliant grid, thank you! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14499: Put infant or child, not baby. Tough to get a good definition quickly for that one; good line, though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Elano @ #14499: Meant to give 5* rating but phone keyboard acting up. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ragman @ #14496: Subjective isn't a negative, false or otherwise. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #7697: Just exactly hard enough. Well done. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14499: Excellent, one of the best I've played recently. Scored 7/10 after not getting the baby animal one. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #14494: Fantastic grid - very well thought out design, entirely fair but still tricky. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alicia @ #3456: You should allow for planets to be a correct answer too (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14492: a good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14493: 6/10 - had all the groups but couldn't pin down the cities. Thanks for the interesting grid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14492: I like the connections. Easy to see once the grid is solved, much harder when you're actually playing. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14491: Fun but tough, got 4/10, never heard of Slava Coast but fair enough :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14464: Excellent as usual, and I love a good anagram connection, pretty difficult though, 4/10. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14485: I got ‘it’s a’ but it said it was incorrect (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #13346: That was a satisfying grid, thanks! The word group tripped me up, too (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #10577: Nice. Straight forward and fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14484: A couple of unconvincing connections, but some nice ideas. A good attempt. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14483: Straightforward but with some nice crossovers. I liked the connection for the "Tick" group. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14486: Simple but enjoyable. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14487: Some great crossovers, an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Julia @ #14490: Very one note. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #238: Replica is a noun. Replicate is the verb. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #7649: Excellent - well done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

geoff @ #14247: pretentious and therefore not solvable and the american clues used twice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

geoff @ #14252: wash and phil - seriously? no (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14489: No idea how I managed 10/10 on this, but I did it somehow! A great challenging grid with some excellent crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14487: Enjoyed the categories though we found it straightforward. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14488: Thank you, peekay; you are too kind. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Theresa @ #14490: Really great!!!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mary-Ann @ #14490: Love it!!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #14488: Finally I complete a RossChris wall......my life is complete :) Great quiz (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14464: I am sure the error in the explanation of the anagrams has been noticed. Ray should of course appear as Ayr. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14484: The bone one..I got it but I thought they were followed by up! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #10853: A bit harsh not allowing guitar models! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11095: Great! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11259: I put American states ending with vowels, which is technically correct too! Nice grid though (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Graham @ #14481: Another good grid with some challenging connections. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14483: Too hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14484: Be honest on here I don’t reckon anyone would get east timor (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rabbiteagleelk @ #14441: seville rather than saville, no? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #14028: No, I liked the blue group (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

geoff @ #14420: dampen means wet weather? no sickly conocates with sweet? huh? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13970: Wasted time on places in Kent scrambled a score in the end (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14430: Warriors my fave film still didn’t get it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14475: Hard but good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #14402: Didn't accept caring. Rhonda is a valley. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14480: Got 2 connections this was hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14479: a good grid easy to do (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14475: good crossovers. Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14479: Very easy - 16 seconds! Perhaps try some crossovers/red herrings? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #14464: Nice grid. Good mix of content. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #14477: Really good quiz (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #14476: Very tricky quiz! I love the concept of having European islands! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #14451: Thanks Lebamski really good feedback😁! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14474: Nice theme but not sure about the solutions. Doves are from Wilmslow, Cheshire not Manchester and I'm a bit confused by the 'solution' to the cover versions. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14470: So many potential connections... probably impossible for all but die-hard Disney afficianados. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rjo @ #14470: One for the Disney specialists, tough (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14465: Agree with the other comments: rubik's cube (6x9) and Sudoku (9x9) - I'm afraid that solution just doesn't work. Perhaps if you'd chosen Sear's or Petronas in the tall buildings category , it would have worked but as Banana said, all 4 are in New York. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14464: Nice one - challenging. Got the groups, but missed two connections. thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14460: good straightforward grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coochies @ #14460: Very good! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14412: All but the last group 😁. Enjoyed 😁 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14415: Only got chicken! Good grid 😁 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14418: A little to easy 😁 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kieran @ #14470: That was tough! I got 1 point! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Banana @ #14465: Agree sudoku and rubik's cubemail not 4x4. And New York buildings not accepted. Pretty ropey! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midter Tom @ #14458: Not all good ideas work... The problem with the Runit group is that 3 of its elements stick out like sore thumbs. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14460: Very good. Not sure how I got 10/10 here. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14468: Looked good at first but 2 of the categories - the red and blue groups - had very unsatisfying connections. Far too general. Thought the red group was Bond actors for a brief moment, a much better solution, but was ultimately disappointed. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14403: Synonyms should be accepted. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wendy @ #14466: I guess I'm not very smart. I tried numerous ways to link them. Will be interesting to know the answers. I only got one right. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14430: Netherlands would be accepted (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14464: Only the husbands and wives for me hard but it is late (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14402: Synonyms should be accepted as commented below and I put valleys as I knew there is no gorge in the Rhondda. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14398: Jennifer Aniston link is rather obtuse and the friends group should accept "synonyms" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14390: Synonyms of other synonymous words should be accepted or just "synonyms" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14393: Omegaman - good point! Is there any way to edit it to add that in? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Twiki @ #14465: Both Sudokus and Rubik's Cubes are not 4x4 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14391: Synonyms of other synonymous words to span should be accepted (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14443: E.L. You beat me, tough one. Thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14393: The raspberry group could follow various fruits so "all follow fruits" should be accepted e.g. raspberry ripple, rhubarb crumble, gooseberry fool, lemon tea etc (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #14022: Lost will to live (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14457: Yep. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14350: Very tricky, but great fun. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14452: I got the groups although the solutions very specific. E.g. i was marked correct for south-western states and north-western states. However, incorrect for the Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois group which I identified as Mid-Western states (which they are). Southern states also wrong. Hey ho. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14457: Good one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14431: Easy but some nice crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14452: Definitely fiendish! I got nowhere near any of the groups or connections. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #583: Good fun. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14439: I really enjoyed this one, especially the "Ford Cortina" group connection (although they're all originally from a poem by the great John Cooper Clarke - that's why I recognised them!) Thanks very much! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14451: Two groups very easy to spot, although the connections were harder to work out. More crossovers would have helped. A challenging grid though. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14451: That was as hard as a baby's bum👌👌 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14447: Thanks Puzz Grid Enthusiast!! (it's OK, I know him!!!) :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz grid enthusiast @ #14447: Absolutely terrible! Call that a puzzle! Really needs improving jennifer (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #14376: Klee is pronounced Clay. All the rest seem fine. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14436: I like the "bells" group connection. Some nice crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14443: Good fun with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14446: Some of the groups feel a bit flimsy. Not a good idea to have two clues exactly the same, as it's then pot luck if you hit the right one! Some good ideas though. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14447: "Simpsons" wasn't accepted for the Simpsons group, and "boat" wasn't accepted for the vessels group. A simple fun grid though. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kate @ #14437: Shetland and New Forest are ponies not horses (there's a distinct difference). Also agree with Bink re Palomino being a colour not a breed. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #14447: Great grid. minor point - I put in 'watercraft' as the connecting clue and it wasn't accepted. Sailing vessels perhaps a little unhelpful as at least two of the group don't have sails. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #14426: Not sure where to start... - the 'ate' group can equally be 'ation' - the Red group doesn't accept 'synonyms for red' - the Bloody group should accept 'used as swear words / expletives' - the US group - weak. Sorry to be negative ... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14439: Didn't accept 'trade names in general use'. broader answers are less frustrating (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Perkin @ #14440: I need to brush up on Robert Harris books! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14437: Palomino is a colour of a horse, the others are breeds. Agree about the snooker ball issue (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14446: not sure... it's a bit frustrating when two boxes are the same. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14448: Fiendishly clever ❤❤👍👍 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr idiot @ #14448: Supercalafragilisticexpealidotious!👍 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr idiot @ #14445: Very good Jellyquivve!👍👍👍👍👍 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr idiot @ #14446: It was quite hard, I liked the red herrings 👍👍 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14393: They can’t be strawberry as well. Raspberry Pi is a computer but there’s no such thing as Strawberry Pi (without the ‘e’) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14442: A nice grid, shame about the typo on Bogota. I got 7/10 after incorrectly identifying the towns as being in Cornwall. Oh well :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14431: Didn't accept party food for the party food. I've done a couple of these ideas recently, strange how often they seem to be recycled. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14434: 7/10 because I typed playwrights for the authors one. Good grid with some nice crossovers, although I also used Orwell as a rivers one recently. Not sure if coincidence. Haha. Disagree with Sid that is it "very easy". (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9836: Great fun. Thank you (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9863: Good one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9973: Really enjoyed this and all my answers were accepted! Solo artists, duos, trios, and four piece bands! Plurals! Simples! ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9981: Good one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9983: Excellent. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9988: Enjoyed this one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14432: Agree with Andy. I managed 7/10 but found it a testing grid thanks to the clever crossovers and not knowing a couple of the Orwell characters. Thanks Yeldhams! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14435: Nice one, thanks. The Blake group should accept 'Tyger' (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

aaaaaaaaaaaaa @ #14422: Very easy to identify the groups because there were no overlaps or red herrings.Then impossible to get most of the groups because of the restrictive definitions. The foods are foods, there's nothing specific in that group that leads to pincho as an answer. The expletive/curse group are just synonyms. There are many alternatives to the given answer that fit the group. And I have no idea what words are required to get the point for the tv shows. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

aaaaaaaaaaaaa @ #14430: Hard. But the setter needs to brush up on his/her geography. Only Vermeer was born in Holland, the rest of that group were born in other parts of The Netherlands (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9769: Nice one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChrisWisty @ #14438: A real lack of diversity here. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14437: Easy but ok (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14432: Disagree that it was easy. Although I must have tried every other possible combination of the Orwell characters and the horse races without getting any of them. Finished 3/10. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14438: It’s rather too military for me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10868: Either you speak French or you don't. If not then boring waste of time. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #13800: Enjoyable. Had to explain to my 51 year old husband and 24 year old son what a merkin is! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10867: Really bad in allowing descriptors. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14431: yawn........ (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10863: Niche gibberish (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14432: easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10860: Hardly general knowledge! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14435: easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14437: The answer was HORSES... i put HORSE........really??????????? INcorrect??? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #14437: "Colours" is a correct answer -doesn't have to be snooker. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14435: Great thanks. Found all groups but only 2 links. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14436: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14436: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14437: Solid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14434: Lots of guesses but did it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14436: Blagged it somehow (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14434: Very easy, but good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rjo @ #14427: Got one group but managed all the connections. Hard but fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yeldhams @ #14403: Thanks, like food links but. A bit too easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

geoff @ #13781: sorry but there are no giants in tolkien (there are trolls) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #14427: I know it's meant to be fiendish, but crikey....give us a chance. As stated below, far too many same type crossovers mean you are just randomly clicking....I sussed the s****s group but still couldn't get a line....incredibly difficult bordering on impossible without lucky guessing (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14403: Grid was good, answers went wrong somewhere (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #14426: enjoyed it thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rabbiteagleelk @ #13252: vessels should count ... otherwise nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #14427: to many close links to each other (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14401: Happy with 3 out 10 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14428: Struggled can’t work out if this was too hard or not my mindset (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14429: Got the lines in 25 seconds then failed on 3 of the connections too cocky (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yeldhams @ #14405: Tough (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

macabaret @ #14424: @Christinaangel - Champaign is a Illinois county. The red herrings are between alcohols/cocktails, US presidents, New York boroughs, aircrafts etc. Sorry if it appears too obscure. That's why I marked it fiendish. But I'll try to make them less "esoteric" in the future! :) Thank you for your feedback though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14410: After 1minute of zero ideas finished it in next minute and half not bad (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14427: Thanks but impossible (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #14370: Didn't accept seabirds or publishing houses (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14423: Tough but very enjoyable. I liked the connection for the "shield" group particularly - although I didn't spot it. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14428: The word group connections could be stronger. I also put "double" for the reduplication group but it wasn't accepted. Overall a fun grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14425: Some nice crossovers, but some of the connections feel a bit flimsy. Enjoyable overall. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FussyPussy @ #14426: The US one is weak, easy to find but weak. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SteesusChrist @ #14403: Link to pintxo? Not accepting synonym for snack? Ok (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14426: PUSs, fUSsy, sUSpicioUS, instantaneoUS (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14426: I tried dictionary and Google searches for the -US group to try to figure out what was intended, and came up empty. Is there a typo? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14408: Interesting puzzle ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14426: Didn't accept "ation" for the "ate" group which was very harsh. Didn't accept "curse words" for the curse words group. I've never heard of three of the words in your "add -us to make a new word" group. They were all capitalised, which is all I could go on to get it as a group. And I have not heard of three of the words in the red group. All in all, not my favourite wall so far :P (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jen @ #14402: Thanks. Meant Ronda in Spain (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jayz @ #14426: Great fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #14402: Not bad, but could be better. Agree with Andy P - synonyms should be accepted... just put a comma between synonyms and care and it will then accept either. And... this is the pedantic bit... Rhondda has 2 Ds... unless it's a girl's name... and it's a valley. There, got it off my chest! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jayz @ #14412: Excellent (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

hmmm @ #14408: To have a solution as basic as 'contains won' ... makes me think some googled 'famous winnies'! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jayz @ #14425: Excellent fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14410: two solutions are so similar... not sure on this one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14423: Good grid but obscure... Guernsais is almost a 'googlewhack' yielding only 6 results! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peter @ #14420: Very enjoyable. Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jen @ #14415: Sorry...yes! Prothesis (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Queenbeth @ #14415: I think you mean prosthesis, no such thing as prothethis. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Who? @ #9430: Really easy but good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14421: famous canadian footballer? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14424: Champaign? As in the town? Some potential here with the crossovers, but ultimately too esoteric. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14418: a good grid plenty of red herrings well done (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14395: I liked this grid, some great crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SA @ #14402: I liked it. Got it all but only got 7 due to my wording on the synonym one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #14415: Great and different (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #14420: Great puzzle!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14416: Very easy, needs more crossovers. I like the connection for the group including "Cuba" though. A nice attempt. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14418: I put "instrument" for the instruments group and "colour" for the colours group but neither were accepted. Appreciate the crossovers but a bit too simple overall. A nice attempt. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14419: I put "cocktail" as the answer for the cocktails group but this wasn't accepted. Other than that, a fun grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14410: Tricky! (in a good way of course!) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #14408: Contain Won? Cmon...... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14418: Good grid! Some red herrings to look out for...... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jonny Mcmuffin @ #14416: It could use some red herrings lol (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

1974janeen @ #14393: last four could be strawberry as well? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jonny Mcmuffin @ #13892: I was confused because bridge is also a card game, but it was a good wall💙💙 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14402: That was a good one, nice one. Bit gutted that it wouldn't accept "synonyms" for the one that was just synonyms, knocking my score down to 7/10. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #14291: Solution is not unique. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lars @ #14404: With what prepositions? Invite isn’t really a phrasal verb, is it ?! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14404: Hey Jen, you can’t just have phrasal verbs as the connection for all 4 groups. It doesn’t work like that. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14352: Nobility titles incorrect? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14384: Great fun and some nice crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14390: A solid, fun grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14399: An enjoyable grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14390: Liked this one very much.Good range of red herrings.Also no specialised knowledge required. Struggled to see the hidden fruit but got there in the end (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14398: It was good until the Jennifer Aniston one - a sort of tenuous clue that we wouldn't get on the show itself. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14400: Well done with the shiraz (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14385: Satisfying to do.. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14393: Very nice. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14392: Pretty good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14393: Not bad I’ve never heard of raspberry tea (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14395: Couldn’t do it hard but good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14396: Knew 2 pretty hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #10851: seriously need to broaden your definitions here..... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #10849: garbage (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkte @ #10852: Easy but satisfying (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkte @ #10851: Didn't get any reasons correct as did not type 'all represent ...' four times! Unimpressed (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkte @ #10849: Self indulgent nonsense; who cares about Mike? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5531: A somehow pleasant grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5554: Naval vessels a bit obscure, but otherwise neat. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5662: How would non-Londoners know ‘. Zone 5’? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5663: I don’t think two sets of captains is ok - arbitrary grouping. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14393: Stones, throw and first come to mind .. enjoyed (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5670: Duck dynasty?? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5680: Ditto darto (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5686: Quite neat. It’s juggernaut though. And like many synonym answers, the options should be wider. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14391: Great grid! I was lured into thinking that Thomas the Tank Engine was in there! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #8731: Very enjoyable! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14390: Yeah that was a good one. Bit gutted about not seeing the hidden fruits, which basically meant that I scored 5/10 instead of 10/10. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14389: It wouldn’t accept ‘start’ in the synonyms group (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #1396: Enjoyed the puzzle, but what’s a full bed?! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14390: Quite neat. Answers for the synonyms could be more inclusive. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #7062: Nice! Didn’t find any of the groups but I knew all the categories. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Abs @ #14390: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #14375: Thats 3 minutes of my life I'm not getting back.........wow, (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #8697: No way this is medium....too specific (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14387: Got snookered on one line ... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #14385: Not the best, the who line needs some work (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14388: Not bad (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14387: I liked it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HotHamish @ #14387: Good grid - did see some red herrings, eg (Jill) Murphy and (Michael) Bond are also children's authors (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14385: 3out of 4 who done me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14383: Good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #14387: Very straight forward grid, should've been marked easy as theres no red herrings in there. Also didn't accept Authors as correct for the group which is ridiculous, needs tweaking (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14381: Very good did 3 quite fast the stalled (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14386: Not bad (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fart @ #14382: dB and pH ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14379: Great grid, nice crossovers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #14361: Great work- loved it! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SA @ #14372: Got 10 and fast. Liked this one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14364: Need a little more leeway in the solutions... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14361: Great grid... Simpson threw me. Just didn't know that's what the S stood for. Learn something. Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14360: I did a very similar one a couple of weeks ago... roman gods and nicknames of symphonies. good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14357: Excellent - tough but enjoyed it. managed the elements and states, but foxed by the others. Thanks for a great challenge (3 months, 2 weeks ago)