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Only Me @ #16214: Good one. Should've got the Fitzroy connection, but didn't. (1 hour, 35 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #16204: @Ellie: true, but Canine is a more general term and also applies. (It also works for foxes.) I think defining "average" as "range" is going a bit far afield. Otherwise quite enjoyed it! (9 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Pogglefish @ #16209: Not that hard but excellently done. (12 hours, 12 minutes ago)

chris @ #16213: rings seems to be an issue. try getting a few acceptable words and people will enjoy them more. Other than that a good attempt (12 hours, 44 minutes ago)

? @ #16205: speach? (14 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16211: Nowt wrong with that. (14 hours, 2 minutes ago)

drwilko @ #16213: I would argue rings should be accepted (14 hours, 11 minutes ago)

James @ #16213: or circle? (14 hours, 17 minutes ago)

James @ #16213: or circle? (14 hours, 17 minutes ago)

bonehead @ #16213: how about ring-shaped? (14 hours, 29 minutes ago)

knife @ #16205: Not bad, but the Buddhist one perhaps a shade abstruse; and it's "speech" (17 hours, 59 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #16187: Not an American thing. :-) Overall very good, and difficult for me. (18 hours, 27 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #16186: Excellent. (18 hours, 30 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #16185: Learned something new with "guillemets," and this from a person who uses the word "octothorpe" in casual conversation. (18 hours, 32 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #16184: Enjoyed it and identified 3/4. I think the "Octapus" group is a weird one and I'm not a fan of that approach, mostly because on here you can't trust the abilities of the setter enough to know that everything is 100% intentional. (18 hours, 35 minutes ago)

Els @ #16197: Good grid - didn't like the Bijoux connection ;-) (20 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Asciliam @ #16194: Fiendish and clever, especially the two similar groups. (22 hours, 13 minutes ago)

Asciliam @ #16183: Very clever and enjoyable. Nice theme. (22 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16208: great fun V fell for the victor route, (22 hours, 49 minutes ago)

Aetees @ #16209: Very good. Tricky, but good. (22 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Aetees @ #16211: Exellent grid. I too was foiled by the card link but I think it was gettable. (23 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Asciliam @ #16211: Very good and difficult, though maybe the ‘card’ group was a little bit loose. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

BB @ #16209: liked it, especially peek. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16196: Not sure why blackjack was rejected... well put together, but personally hadn't heard of Hit, Puff or Oxford. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16211: Agree with awesome. Very clever and fair grid. (1 day, 4 hours ago)

LucyB @ #16208: I really enjoyed working out the connections here. I hadn't heard of Charlie drake bit bit it didn't stop me getting the set. Enjoyed it thanks (1 day, 6 hours ago)

DH @ #16209: v good (1 day, 8 hours ago)

DH @ #16211: awesome (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Pamela @ #16120: Good if you are 12 and behind the bike sheds (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Ellie @ #16204: Wolf is Lupine (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Pamela @ #16118: Glad we didn't try to do this one (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16208: Enjoyable, Thanks. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Ellie @ #16208: Didn’t accept ‘5’, only ‘five’ (1 day, 18 hours ago)

chris @ #16208: good (1 day, 19 hours ago)

bonehead @ #16206: can't -ise be accepted? (1 day, 21 hours ago)

RBR45 @ #16204: enjoyed that - not too tricky (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16208: Good gridding and v easy for its type. The letter thing didn't really tempt. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16204: Very enjoyable grid. Top marks (2 days ago)

anthony @ #16207: a very easy grid (2 days, 1 hour ago)

three-ferrets @ #16203: Great! (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16204: Yep, all good. (2 days, 15 hours ago)

CG @ #16195: Amazing! Check the comments out haha. Time to get the washing out... (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16203: Nice to do. Thanks. (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Caitlin @ #16191: Excellent quiz. (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Sylv @ #16178: Yikes! (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Sylv @ #16191: Nice! (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16193: Hmm. Nice variety In the groups but a couple were a bit loose (e.g. thrifty is an adjective: save is not). The crossovers were solid but I thought the grid as a whole needed a bit more camouflage: too many of the clues could only really be one thing. But thanks for setting it :=) (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Ridge @ #16183: Great crossovers (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Ridge @ #16193: Very clever (2 days, 17 hours ago)

toast @ #16194: Great stuff. Well done. (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16197: Great grid. Liked the Bijoux connection. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16200: Nice one. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16200: Great stuff! (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #1495: Splendid stuff! (2 days, 23 hours ago)

mario @ #16193: loved the space ship names (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16194: Strictly I Think it's "Turn!". But otherwise yeah, how to do a tough grid. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Donald Trump @ #12941: I did this on my massive plane, it's a very big plane, a tremendous plane. It cost billions and billions of dollars. China. Make America Great AGAIN! Also, I fucking nailed this quiz. Thanks Kim Jong Un, suck on my black, domestic, grumpy, big cock. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

kittymcg @ #16194: Truly fab! (3 days, 13 hours ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16200: becky strikes again (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Hayley @ #16191: Very hard!! (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Blues @ #16183: Cheers First... Might be the incentive for a beer. (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Hampton Quibbles @ #16184: Hampton is disgusted by this grid (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16194: Nice Grid. This one is 'up there' with the greats. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Tim @ #8403: war see jig and hack? What is the connection? (3 days, 20 hours ago)

MortimerCat @ #16060: Ignoring the dodgy spelling, Gorillas and Orangutans are not monkeys - they are apes. Then we also have ape in the grid - that is a family, not a species like the rest of the answer. Don't get me started on Pluto not being a planet (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16195: 1/10 for me also. The Fran group is a bit niche. Cheers. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

As iliac @ #16190: Very good, lots of tricky crossovers. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16195: I guess you need to be an aficionado of the Fran group to get this grid. Who is Jennifer? A poor 1/10 for me. (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Weetum @ #2534: Not fair to have words twice ! (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Poppy @ #16195: Woof! (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Coochies @ #16174: Solved it, but got insanely lucky with the amount of right-first-time guesses! Good grid. (3 days, 23 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16189: Well constructed puzzle... although minor quibble with well in this group. Surely adverb? (3 days, 23 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16185: Liked it. Shame it didn't accept 'liquid measurements'. I have never used a gallon of anything in cooking either! ;-) (3 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #16193: vg crossovers, budget line needed adjusting: mixing noun, verb, and 2 adjectives is a bit messy. But nice grid (3 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #16186: 5/10 should have done better. Good grid. Don't watch much American Idol, have to say though. (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Smiffy81 @ #16182: Liked this a lot, nice little lunchtime distraction, with some very good crossovers (3 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #16191: yeesh (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Coliy @ #16193: Loved it great crossovers (3 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #16185: 10/10 but kinda fluked it. Don't know how big your family is but I don't recall ever requiring a gallon of anything when cooking! (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16191: Ah, Tether/Tethera is a regional variation. (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16191: Yes, particularly liked the Tether connection. Wiki has it as Tethera. No matter, I learned something interesting. Thanks. (3 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #16190: another solid grid from mr or mrs silverman, no complaints (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16190: Very good. I didn't know The Fan connection. 7/10 for me. (3 days, 23 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16183: Fabulous! (4 days ago)

anthony @ #16190: a good fun grid (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Mister Tom @ #16180: No crossovers... but lots of false leads. I liked it (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16187: Thanks for that. Same as BusyBee. Learned something with the 'Get on Up' connection. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Gloria @ #16174: All right ! (4 days, 4 hours ago)

BusyBee @ #16187: Fun grid, although I have only ever heard it called Easter or Easter Sunday. Maybe Easter Day is an American thing though. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

BusyBee @ #16180: Not bad but not a single crossover, basically as soon as you spot a group you finish it. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

BusyBee @ #16083: Penne doesn't mean pen, it comes from the Latin for feather. Pen also comes from the Latin from feather as it originally related to quills but it is a cognate, not a derivation. (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Rolo @ #16178: Lovely x (4 days, 12 hours ago)

xx4 @ #16191: Great! (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Blues @ #16183: Thank you folks. Toast... So it was you squeezing the daylights out of that glass bottle... A little less sauce for you next time mon cher. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16093: Thanks, Pamela! (4 days, 12 hours ago)

LicyB @ #16184: I thought this was terrible but then maybe it's source grapes as I didn't get any sets (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #8731: One of the best of its kind. the crossovers make it a challenge even after the theme becomes evident (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #10330: Nice construction. (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16183: Yes - Nice. (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: Sounds like I'm comparatively harsh! For me, most grids are 3 or 4*: if there are>1 valid solutions then 1* automatically. 4* needs something more than just a clear solid answer: more than 3 crossovers between the groups, an ingenious grouping or concept or some form of false connectivity. I'll prefer interesting flawed grids to vanilla or wilfully obscure ones, because there are so many of the former already and the latter,for me, rather miss the point. (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: Thanks for the answers! To.answer my own: There has been a lot of unconstructive negativity on here: I would hope well intentioned criticism's not putting people off, but yeah, maybe it has. It does.seem harder to.get lots of stars than it was but inevitably it gets harder to produce something original.and standout. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Peekay @ #16182: chris, yeah, well spotted dude....fat fingers missed the 9...hopefully it didn't put you off too much (4 days, 15 hours ago)

toast @ #16183: My condiments to the compiler! And I speak - or possibly slur- as one charged extra in a French cafe as the result of a hearty squeeze of the ketchup bottle ( no charge for the waitress though so can't grumble I suppose) . (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Vixen @ #16177: Ditto Jody, not enough leeway in the answers, but a nice easy grid anyway, thanks :-) (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Fnmndndndn @ #16176: Bandog :Bandog is a general term to non-purebred dogs of any working molosser strain developed to protection work. The term Bandog is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages in England. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Adee @ #16184: Got the connections but three of them for totally the wrong reasons. (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Adee @ #16183: Really enjoyed that one. Thanks. (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16183: Thought Sailor and Leonard or Robinson must be "Jason"... it wasn't 'Tabasco" would have been a nice crossover (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Aidan @ #5344: Lager, Porter, Stout, Heavy...................... didn't accept Alcoholic drinks??? (4 days, 19 hours ago)

haywood @ #16183: never heard of sauce Diane but I'll look out for it next time in the shop (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Els @ #16183: great grid 10/10 good fun (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Jody @ #16177: drink not accepted for drink group, dance not accepted for dance group and rodent not accepted for rodent group? (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16181: On the plus side, I wasn't fooled by any red herrings. On the minus side, that's because they were too obscure to spot. (4 days, 21 hours ago)

chris @ #16182: Good puzzle, need to change the answer on Apollo, did not start in year 161 !!!! (4 days, 21 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16181: Over my head, I'm afraid! 2/10 (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16182: Yep, liked this, particularly the Datsun group. Thanks. (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Aetees @ #16181: Very tricky, liked the Scrolls red herring, I spent way too much time on that. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Deano @ #16180: Grand grid. Thanks (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Peekay @ #16180: Great little grid, my 10/10 was only thwarted by my inability to spell-check "Business"...thanks for setting (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Asciliam @ #16180: Very nice, lots of false trails. Kicked myself for not getting some of these. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16176: Did you mean..... Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band? (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16180: Hmmm. I was ripping through this one but was stumped by the fox group. 7/10 for me. Good grid. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

bonehead @ #16180: very good, didn't get many but that was my fault (4 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #6803: keep op the grate werk (4 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #11059: 7/10 (5 days ago)

haywood @ #16060: no more monkey business! (5 days ago)

haywood @ #16170: really cheerful, that one... (5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16177: @xgofer It's not... but close enough to confound for me at least briefly.. Also Tango. Clean b ut found this v straightforward. I guess nothing intrinsically wrong with that (5 days ago)

haywood @ #16176: bandog? (5 days ago)

haywood @ #16177: "rodent" not accepted. (5 days ago)

haywood @ #1818: lemon squeezy (5 days, 1 hour ago)

FirstGofer @ #16177: Got this in 19 secs... only saw one crossover... Salsa (as mole is not a rodent). Thanks for setting (5 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16176: Had to google Bandog and didn't know that about Pelicans. Learnt something. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16175: 10/10 - do agree with Mister Tom (5 days, 2 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16174: Excellent. Enjoyed a lot (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Keb @ #98: Fun! (5 days, 3 hours ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16170: Bit pedantic but I'm pretty sure the TV shows are THE Bridge and THE Killing. The absence of The may have thrown some people. Also Death and War are interchangeable making for a non-unique solution. Apart from that, good grid. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #16176: What's a bandog? (5 days, 13 hours ago)

Oli @ #16171: its always a challenge to make it tough but not too tough. maybe I wnet too tough this time :P (5 days, 13 hours ago)

JENNY SHULLY @ #48: Much fun was had here - but I do agree that this should be categorised as easy. All is forgiven for the wonderful palindromes, however. Doc note, I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

JENNY SHULLY @ #685: A fine grid (5 days, 14 hours ago)

JENNY SHULLY @ #16177: Great grid! (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16171: Hmmmm. Fiendish is right. Scored one. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16175: Did get the siege one. A bit of a mix of under -and under the- one or the other might have been better. But 4*, because a minor quibble and otherwise vg. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Johnathan Innes @ #4200: Very good my dude (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Peekay @ #16174: You're quite correct haywood, although my reasoning was that he was probably better known by Jim, wonder if they ever made it big? (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Pogglefish @ #16170: My apologies to anyone who tried “Nordic” as a solution for the TV line; I included all other possible words for Scandanavian but forgot about that one. Give yourself an extra point if you got an incorrect for that reason. (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Lyndon @ #16170: Should imagine no one solved this - too harsh (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Lyndon @ #16171: no chance (5 days, 23 hours ago)

haywood @ #16118: rhyming synonyms ahahahahaha effing priceless! Er, no. (6 days ago)

haywood @ #16139: velly good (6 days ago)

haywood @ #16174: Nice grid, clever clues. I believe there was also a James Douglas Morrisson who was a singer for an obscure little L.A. band in the late 60s. (6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16175: Nice crossovers. I couldn't see the 'Siege' connection, so just 7/10 for me. (6 days ago)

Marshawn Lynchberg @ #16159: I tried 'Money' for the 'Time' group. Not seen the spelling of Johhny before. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Asciliam @ #16171: Fiendish. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Anon @ #16175: Tricky! But enjoyable. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Peekay @ #16174: TY :) (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16174: Loved this. Thanks. Great crossovers. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Wordie @ #16140: Good grid (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Tony (el tigre) @ #16110: loved this quiz! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

king arthur @ #16158: pretty brutal to not allow "items carried/wielded by gods." don't see a bolt as a weapon except when used by Zeus/Jupiter... (6 days, 4 hours ago)

king arthur @ #16162: this was great! reminded me to wear my peacoat more often. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

BusyBee @ #16118: Gavinj (even though you will probably never see this) he means the synonyms of these words rhyme Cook - Bake Rouse - Wake Counterfeit - Fake Shatter - Break Not my favourite type of connection. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

BusyBee @ #16126: Doom group didn't accept Emordnilap or Semordnilap Also b group could equally use n (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Dh @ #16159: Litter should be allowed (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16170: Good. Liked the little subherrings. I've found your grids tough nuts but this was definitely On the fair side of the harsh but fair line. A couple of ideas were familiar but it$s so hard to.avoid that these days! (6 days, 10 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16170: Oooof. Big zero for me. (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Asciliam @ #16168: Very enjoyable and tricky. (6 days, 13 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16168: This one got a 5 from me for clever, tricky crossovers. Don't know if it's just me, but the 'audience' seems to be getting more critical, which is a shame. I've noticed quite a few of the regular grid-setters dropping by the wayside. Maybe a coincidence. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16168: I drop to 3 if there's something 'wrong' in the grid. Four is my standard (grid works, spelling & capitalisation are correct) whether I solve it or not. Five is for particularly clever, enjoyable or original grids. I have given lower than 3 for grids that have deliberately made no sense or have been verging on offensive. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16167: Yep all good. Didn't know the ISIS connection - looked it up - learned something. Thanks. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Fifi @ #16004: Love themed grids- great fun! (6 days, 15 hours ago)

kittymcg @ #16168: Much like JonBob, a 3 from me means there were errors which affected it. Originally I gave everyone a 5 for quality if there were no errors. Now, in lieu of there being a way to signify the enjoyment factor, I give 4s unless I found it an outstanding grid. No point having a five point scale if you don't use its full range, I think. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

JonBob @ #16168: I know that grids below 3 stars drop off the front page for most people, so I rarely rate below 4 unless I see something actually broken. I try not to rate low just because it's hard. I'll give a 4 if a couple of the groups seem like bigger stretches. If it's too easy or too hard, that's still a 5 but a 5 that gets an "easy" or "fiendish" on the other scale. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

JonBob @ #16167: Nice crossovers. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

chris @ #16159: nice one (6 days, 17 hours ago)

chris @ #16161: very good (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: (Not just you...) (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: So. Following on from. The discussion on #16157... what makes you give a grid 1/2/3/4/5 stars? (6 days, 17 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16168: Saw 3 solutions but just couldn't get the groupings in time. 4/10 (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Jodie Draper @ #2216: This was rubbish. The links were weak at best (6 days, 21 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16167: Very clever and very difficult! (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Jon @ #16156: Excellent. Just made it. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

p @ #1497: pish (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Asciliam @ #16161: Good one. I liked the 'rat' group, didn't get it until the end. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16157: good fun grid ignore the jobsworths (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16164: 6/10. Nice grid. Didn't know 'Votive'. Looked it up. Learned something. (1 week ago)

bonehead @ #16162: pea jacket is more common (1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16161: Cheers guys, haywood, I'm sorry , IMO....the BR's were just bloody awful, apart from I Don't like Mondays (1 week ago)

knife @ #16159: I think "Johhny" should be accepted (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16161: Enjoyed that. Thanks. Haywood, you missed out one of the nahs. It goes....... Daaaaaah, nah, nah (nah nah nah nah nah nah nah) (1 week ago)

haywood @ #16161: Lost one star for derogatory comment about brilliant boomtown rats. Da, na na (nah nah nah nah nah nah) (1 week ago)

haywood @ #16162: EPLQ (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16162: Nice grid. Never heard of the 'Pea' answer - looked it up - learned something. (1 week ago)

anthony @ #16162: a good grid well done (1 week ago)

Peekay @ #14594: Grids reasonably easy, but for the love of God sort your definitions out for the answers (1 week ago)

uwot mate @ #14627: YH MATE THAT WAS EASY NO PROBLEMO MATE (1 week ago)

uwot mate @ #14594: Wolves ay we, Wolves ay we, Wolves ay we and were wolves ay we. NUNO HAD A DREAM TO BUILD A FOOTBALL TEAM, WITH CHINESE OWNERS AND A WONDERKID FROM PORTO 5 AT THE BACK AND PACE IN ATACK WERE WOLVERHAMPTON WERE ON OUR WAY BACK (1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16161: Thanks for the constructive criticism Nige xx Have a great day (1 week ago)

Aidan McCarthy @ #368: Should surely have allowed "Cards" for the tarot connection. (1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16159: Time seemed a bit tenuous, otherwise good. (1 week ago)

truecockney @ #16157: I'm not a professional puzzle setter (far from it) and try to take things on board. Maybe I should have put "position" in the diving clue, but oh well. As long as it has been understood, I don't care. And maybe we have influenced the next Only Connect series with our ideas :) (1 week ago)

Mr.Nigel Coyne @ #16161: shyte (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16150: I hold my hands up on the Ire line... just didn't notice that. But, I did rate this as fiendish when I posted it. Trying to add a bit of variety - it's not going work all the time. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16161: good grid, 7/10, didn't see the rat (1 week, 1 day ago)

Peekay @ #16161: Cheers First (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16161: Good one (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16157: Nice one! Things seem to be getting quite critical these days. We all try to set good grids, and be original, but we all make the occasional mistake, or misjudge how solvable a grid might be. (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16151: Nicely put together. Easy for me as soon as I saw roan! (1 week, 1 day ago)

DH @ #16157: love it (1 week, 1 day ago)

fluffy bunny @ #16151: nice puz (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #10575: scream! bun not accepted. neither was skilled jobs. honestly the quality of the grids is good but the quality of the answer connections is positively dire. i'll have to stop getting in tizzy about them....!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #10579: ways of communicating was not accepted - answer - ways of communication!!! what!!!???? this drives me NUTS (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #10599: sorry, this was weak. tenuous connections altogether. and.... are you American or cant you spell? (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #10600: once again - sigh - happens soooo much - the horribly weak link in enjoying these grids is the poor quality of the answer acceptance criteria. spoils it for me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jody @ #16157: Ignore the haters - quality grid! Thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

chris @ #16159: good onw (1 week, 1 day ago)

xwe8123 @ #16158: Not bad. I'd say that a bolt isn't a weapon just as a bullet isn't. And a starfish isn't a fish but the grid was doable and enjoyable. (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #10741: common romantic gifts, i'm sorry, is totally daft. seems like you were raking about looking for a fourth connecting idea and just plucked it out of the air! (1 week, 2 days ago)

bb @ #16157: Liked it. "Pike" isn't a somersault, by the way. In the pike position the legs are straight rather than bent at the knees as in the tuck position. (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #10792: Orchid - def no! And the colours of power rangers not good. Could be absolutely anything. And my 26 year old son LOVED power rangers so we watched it all the time and he had many costumes! (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #10875: preceded by ore or pre still wrong!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #10894: heavens above - it is Zebedee - attention to detail needed!!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16157: ... I was wrong 🤣 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #11667: @Carol no-one else is keeping score. Some time ago I realised- if you know the link no need to type it in... (1 week, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #16147: not a Queen fan. crat not acccepted. (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #11667: OMG I said flintstone characters but was wrong as the answer was flintstones characters. I think the name was in the singular and both should be acceptable. I know this grid was done a year or so ago, but still frustrating to a new tryer as I am. (1 week, 2 days ago)

chris @ #16157: nice grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16102: Perfectly cromulent (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16157: Groups fine, needed crossovers. Can't please anyone some days, can you? (1 week, 2 days ago)

P @ #16156: Excellent challenge. Knowledge for one group a bit narrow for the mainstream. (1 week, 2 days ago)

P @ #16157: Three excellent groups, one a bit dodgy. Good grid though. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Smudge @ #16135: Love this one, well compiled! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Brit @ #16151: Garbanzo bean = chickpea. Britain and American - separated by a common language!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

carol @ #11878: preceded means to come before - you meant followed by. (1 week, 3 days ago)

carol @ #11896: scots don't say wigh (why) they say wwwhhhy ie soft blowing sound. just to let you know! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jeff @ #16152: Nobody stands a chance with this grid if they haven't seen the kids cartoon it entirely refers to. So I marked it as fiendish even though I don't think it's a good grid generally. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #16151: Yep, enjoyed this. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Me @ #7185: Don't know why it wouldn't accept ales. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pamela @ #16102: We like you, I don't know why others aren't commenting (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hayley @ #16150: Excellent (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #16152: Hmmm. A bit niche for me. (1 week, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #16150: nah (1 week, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #16146: 7/10 reassured that I didn't know any Spandau Ballet singles (1 week, 3 days ago)

bonehead @ #16147: crat not accepted chiz otherwise ok (1 week, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16150: Some fun connections, but I feel that this style tends to work better when it's just one or two groups that work this way, rather than all of them. In addition to T, the Ire line works with SP! I'd bet there is at least one alternate solution here somewhere, just because you have so many small fragments involved. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lyndon @ #16150: THE OBJECT OF COMPILING THESE IS TO MAKE THEM DIFFICULT - THESE ARE TOO OBSCURE (1 week, 3 days ago)

toast @ #16138: Entertaining and as always great explanations. Thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

James Edmondson @ #15871: Good one! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16150: Unfortunately the ire line also works simply with T. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #16146: Nice 10/10. Only heard of 'True' so I wasn't expecting to get that group right. Nice surprise. (1 week, 4 days ago)

carol @ #12109: wouldn't accept isle of ….. when british islands was the answer. soooooooo annoying (1 week, 4 days ago)

carol @ #12110: great, and I really liked the cheese idea (1 week, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #16147: Superb...went down a couple rabbit holes on this one (1 week, 4 days ago)

Vixen @ #16147: Ditto your comments on my grid 16139... Still enjoyed it though, makes you think! :-) (1 week, 4 days ago)

knife @ #16146: Good; nice and neat. Simple but tricky crossovers (1 week, 4 days ago)

Me @ #7310: I put in pre decimal currency & it came up as incorrect. Very easy. (1 week, 4 days ago)

chris @ #16144: well constructed (1 week, 4 days ago)

Aetees @ #16145: Perhaps a little football heavy but a good grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16144: Good grid... score well but more thru luck than judgement! haha. Thought the Bran group was a little obscure... (1 week, 5 days ago)

MikeF @ #16136: Good grid 10/10 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Only Me @ #16144: Nice. I probably should have got the 'Vic' connection - but didn't. (1 week, 5 days ago)

zac tudor @ #11619: easy but fun (1 week, 5 days ago)

carol @ #12191: agree with comments. is there a person named liam liam? (1 week, 5 days ago)

carol @ #12192: get the spelling right! vital for these puzzles (1 week, 5 days ago)

carol @ #12225: Henry James is American!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

carol @ #12234: shoal???????? (1 week, 5 days ago)

carol @ #12270: frustration as ever on the range of correct answers. computer software terms not allowed, code being the limited answer ….grrrr (1 week, 5 days ago)

Kit @ #1818: Should accept "Clue" for the first one! That's it's name in North America AND the name of the movie. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dh @ #16136: Well done (1 week, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #16138: Thank you guys... Shaken but not stirred. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pamela @ #16093: We like your walls (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pamela @ #16089: I prefer the bacon sandwich diet - good wall (1 week, 5 days ago)

Peekay @ #16136: Thanks Knife, that's made my day :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fifi @ #16115: That was good fun! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fifi @ #4582: Really nice, I enjoyed it! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fifi @ #8467: Fun to do, thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fifi @ #11695: Perhaps it's better not to read the comments before doing the grid; that way nobody can be offended and we can all leave comments about what we like about each grid in detail. J ust a thought. Peace, fun and puzzgrid love. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Vixen @ #16139: Fair point, when I imagined this grid (in the middle of the night) it didn't seem too hard, but the next day while I was submitting it, I thought I'd gone too far with the crossovers...Should have left a couple out :-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

knife @ #16136: Top of the range - inventive, entertaining, challenging, just what these grids should be (1 week, 5 days ago)

Peekay @ #16139: Good grid, BUT, i thought there were too many crossovers, as FirstGofer said, saw the groups but so many choices, couldn't resolve them (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16138: Thought this group fair tho only recognised 3 of the 4- the 4th was easily guessable (1 week, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #16138: @ Lyndon, I don't think so, it's a very well known franchise and their silly names are widely mocked. A good grid I thought. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Aidan McCarthy @ #4155: Pitch, Field, Diamond and Court are playing areas, NOT sporting venues!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16140: good grid some how I got 7/10 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lyndon @ #16138: Bond girls too obscure (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16139: Found this really hard... saw so many potential groups, only scored once the grid had resolved. (1 week, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16138: Excellent (1 week, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16136: Very good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Kit @ #4582: A wind instrument is any instrument you play with your breath. All of these clearly qualify. (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #12367: redundant acronyms?? don't think so. also not a pleasant grid to try as the acronyms just too diverse for anyone to know them all. sorry not very constructive. (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #12371: ...cake not accepted. yeuch (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #12397: good (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #12409: wouldn't accept tribal societies, answer being, very non pc, African tribes. tut tut. even tribal societies a bit non pc (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16122: Nice grid to do. Thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #16140: Good one also, scored 4/10 after not getting Lob or Rap groups. Just couldn't see it. Cheers (1 week, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #16139: Good but difficult, scored 1/10. Cheers (1 week, 6 days ago)

Dh @ #16140: Fashion for Line two (1 week, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16140: Even better! (1 week, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16139: Nice (1 week, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16136: Great grid! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16129: Hmm very good. 3/10. The Restricted group was clever, (1 week, 6 days ago)

welder woman @ #16113: I enjoyed that grid and just got the links on my final guess. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Busker @ #16136: GOD GRID (1 week, 6 days ago)

Busker @ #16135: Very nice puzzle. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #16136: I.T thats slower than an Ice Age means this grid has posted twice, sorry BTW:- Bonus points for Mr Benns address (No cheating) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #16136: I.T thats slower than an Ice Age means this grid has posted twice, sorry BTW:- Bonus points for Mr Benns address (No cheating) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #16137: I.T thats slower than an Ice Age means this grid has posted twice, sorry BTW:- Bonus points for Mr Benns address (No cheating) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Bert @ #16117: Pretty decent. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Bert @ #16116: Awful. (1 week, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #16135: good grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

MB @ #16122: Fun grid - very good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Ezra @ #14431: Too easy for an Englishman. Finished in 21 seconds! Wonder if people from non-cricket playing countries would struggle? (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #12456: agree with comments. I assumed you meant shatner not shatter. (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16129: Quality but fiendish... 2/10 (2 weeks ago)

carol @ #12470: agree completely with Nellington, as the answer area (when I sometimes get the grids right) irks me the most. as for spelling errors I often take it as read that the creator has misspelt words!!! tho I missed spurn for sprun (2 weeks ago)

Kit @ #15823: It didn't accept fruit with pits. (2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16126: Last one with the B's was awful (2 weeks ago)

DH @ #16097: really good, really hard (2 weeks ago)

Andrew @ #16130: YAY! :D (2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #16130: Well done, liked that....good effort for your first grid (2 weeks ago)

oh no @ #16130: It's my first grid! (2 weeks ago)

knife @ #16127: Good stuff (2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16124: @pedant: ehh, true. (2 weeks ago)

JL @ #16127: Thanks - really good grid (2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16124: Well I'm glad you didn't have to crawl around trying to write "boy was I suckered" with your own intestinal tract. (2 weeks ago)

Homer Simpson @ #16124: D'OH! Fell for it. Hook, line, sinker, rod and copy of Angling Times. (2 weeks ago)

Pedant @ #16124: An elephant, tree and car in the singular have a trunk. They only fit with swimmer if pluralised. (2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16127: Really enjoyed this one. (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16127: I enjoy these grids. But, music sheet in this context is not GK... (2 weeks ago)

carol @ #12493: made from milk not accepted!! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

carol @ #12584: except for catch there was one answer in each row which was meaningless! even skip town is meaningless. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16123: Great Grid. Thanks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16127: Thanks for this. Very clever. Had to google the Julia Donaldson group. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16126: Nice. 10/10 but I didn't deserve it. I somehow fluked the moon connection with a different (wrong) answer that somehow was accepted. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16126: Nice. 10/10 but I didn't deserve it. I somehow fluked the moon connection with a different (wrong) answer that somehow was accepted. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Blues @ #16115: Toast nice to see that you have things in the correct order. Over and out. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Vixen @ #16122: Loving your work, 6/10 couldn't sort groups quick enough, but knew what they were :-) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Vixen @ #16122: Loving your work, 6/10 couldn't sort groups quick enough, but knew what they were :-) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

knife @ #16122: Not bad, but being a pedant I get a bit miffed by grammatical sloppiness. "tolerate delays" is a verb, "patience" is a noun. Makes guessing the answer difficult in my opinion. But, as I say, otherwise neat. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

kittymcg @ #16104: Loved the buffalo bit :-) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matt @ #16108: and FirstGofer: Potrait could go with lenses and 'self serve' is a thing (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matt @ #16108: Couldn't name a single Janet Jackson song so had no idea on that group but enjoyed the rest (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

anthony @ #16120: a good grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #16110: Tritto (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #16115: Entertaining. Good stuff. And nice explanations. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #16115: Nicely judged so as not to delay my departure for the pub. Thanks. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

j @ #16115: Would not accept 'pork' for the category which included meat from a pig. Also would not accept 'gaits' for walking verbs, but that one is more understandable (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Marg @ #14282: Biblical characters should be accepted and Brian ferry a water crossing?! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #3876: Still fun... needed another colour, ideally (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Neil @ #16116: Very very hard (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Neil @ #16117: Very good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Neil @ #16118: Poor, rhyming synonyms - wtf? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16117: Superb. The Pupil line really threw me off the scent. The only time I've given a 5/5. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #16119: Hard going. The "pop" one seemed a bit arbitrary to me. And it's weasel, not that that really matters (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Johnny @ #16103: You can also just add -ry to get 4 valid words. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

B @ #15982: Pure evil. I loved it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16119: Well done! Imaginative and challenging. 4/5 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16120: Some of the lines are really enjoyable. Good effort, 3/5. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16116: Certainly not one of my favourites, but nonetheless interesting to some extent. 3/5 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16118: I am sorry to say, that this is a really poorly made grid! Some lines are especially weak (the Slack line) and others unnecessarily obscure (the Cook line). Please put more effort into future grids. 1/5 stars from me. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16103: JonBob: Thanks! Wanted to try something a little different than the norm. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16104: Jim: Och, I think you're right. There was some degree of intentional chicanery there, but I think I might have gotten a bit carried away. Well-spotted, sorry for what I think is an oversight, and thanks for playing. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16108: Liam Flag: Very welcome, and thanks for your feedback! I guess I got a little bored over Labor Day weekend. :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

reece @ #9875: nice (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

GavinJ @ #16118: Still don't get the Cook line. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16119: That was tough... couldn't sort the last 2 groups in time. Slight quibble that cricket would generally follow, not precede. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16118: Good potential but found the Slack line a bit tenuous... and i'd be surprised if many get the Cook line (glad to be proved wrong on that!) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16117: Very well put together... only 5/10 for me as I was a bit slow to get started! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16113: @Mister Tom... that made me laugh! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16107: Suspect this was still easier for your side of the pond: could see 3 group's but not quite resolve them. Good grid tho (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

PanAlto @ #16117: Need to brush up on my wrecks. Good one. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16110: Ditto (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

g @ #16115: o.k. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

jefco @ #16115: I liked it! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16115: Great Grid Some people need to get a life (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

DH @ #16116: eccletic (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16104: worst.... puzzle!? ... DERK! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16104: worst.... puzzle!? ... DERK! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16068: Best... puzzle ! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Johnny @ #16115: Lies - Wrong Verbs - Wrong Ham - Wrong ...and "Roger Over and Out" isn't a thing. Found that all very odd. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Liam Flag @ #16110: I liked the Siegfried and Roy group. Very clever (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Liam Flag @ #16108: Thanks for creating a ton of new grids recently. Must have taken you quite some time. 7/10 on this for me as I had no chance with the nasty line. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16115: Really liked it! Pedantic note: the description for "over and out" is incorrect; the three words all have different significance in that lingo, and "over" and "out" are mutually exclusive and wouldn't be used together contrary to popular culture. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16115: Great fun and great explanations as always (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16113: Was sure there was going to.be a "unfortunate things to find in the white house" group... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Blues @ #16115: Two thumbs up is a lovely accolade. Cheers Firstgofer and thank you Anthony. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

anthony @ #16115: a good grid (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16103: Cute! I think the Scorpio and MTV connections are a bit of a stretch, but loved some of the other things you came up with. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

David @ #87: Too much eurovision (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16107: It's amazing how I see British spellings of these words all the time in grids, but then completely fail to notice when American spellings are suddenly used because they are second nature to me. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16115: Two thumbs up! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16108: FirstGofer: There are several of them. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16097: C-c-c-c-combo breaker 🙂 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16108: Maybe my lack of knowledge, but didn't spot any crossovers. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

edwardo @ #186: Oddly I got this one in 30 seconds flat. Lovely grid though. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16112: Didn't affect my score... still wouldn't have got that link! Lol. Good grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16113: Clever, difficult, scored 3/10 but still enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16112: Apologies in advance - there is an error in this grid. I need to stop making them on my stupid smartphone and stick to an actual PC or laptop. "Love" should be "Lover". Cheers (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16083: Cheers, glad people are enjoying it. Shame it's been buried from the homepage with that guy that just submitted about a million grids though haha. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tyson @ #15830: For "Apple products" we put "i" and got it wrong (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jim @ #16067: Fun grid, and I'm really enjoying your grids so far. I'll admit the Psycho group duped me too, but I liked the idea. Maybe I'd have gotten them if the group were Petal, Pie, Peg, and Pad...but, even so, maybe not. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jim @ #16104: Good grid. Not sure if this was intentional chicanery, but I notice there's an alternate solution if you cycle Gram to the Phone group, Phone to the Dollar group, Dollar to the Pound group, and Pound to the Gram group. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16087: The holiday line is great! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16095: 2 flows... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #16067: psycho group: there's a difference between "fiendish" and just idiotic (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #16071: 10/10 lemon squeezy, can't believe I actually got the brady bunch clue, embarrassing. Must be "Marcia", never met an actual human with that name. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Vixen @ #16083: 7/10, despite being a self confessed Italophile and having managed those restaurants all my life... Total fail on tongue line! Really great grid! :-) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #16069: Ain't never heard none demder K9s (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #16070: Not bad, 7/10, didn't get the anagrams. Would have included Count Count in the Count line just to throw confusion. I liked it (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

knife @ #16086: Nice accessible one, although I felt E on its own was a bit tenuous. Have to admit I'd never heard of the term bender; nice to learn something new (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16086: Good one, thanks! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16083: You well and truly stumped me there. Found my 'way in' with Furlong group, but reckoned 2 of them had most meanings and therefore missed. A very clever, challenging grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Yeldir @ #16082: Good grid, missed the Thelma group due to seeing hidden Gods in 3 of the words (assumed 4th was one I didn't know) inclusing Hel Norse Goddess of Death). (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16082: Great grid... very challenging without being esoteric. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Neil @ #16066: Tough but fair (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Neil @ #16067: quarter rest???? Latin one a bit dodgy........... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Emma Watson @ #528: Horned Viper and Twisted Flax please! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Neil @ #16069: Hardest ever!!! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Nb @ #16081: Good grid. Different to the norm. Took a while to get going but just about made it. 10/10 with 6 seconds left (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #16082: Excellent grid, scored 10/10 but it was a struggle to do so. Cheers. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16082: Loved this. Great crossovers. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dh @ #16081: Too complicated and vague (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Vixen @ #16082: Really good grid got 7/10, didn't get "Thelma" group :-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16082: Nice! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Vixen @ #16081: 2/10, could see connections, but not quick enough to link them... Damn you wine, damn you! Good grid :-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Yes @ #16052: Yes (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16075: Gah. Spent ages trying to work out which country Tech Lover was... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16072: The orchestra line was particularly clever! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #10875: I meant homonyms (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #10875: Wouldn't accept synonyms for the letters group & older sounds nothing like alder. Pretty poor grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #10875: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Yeldir @ #16065: Enjoyed that one. Monkey as a verb means silly behaviour - more commonly used as Monkey about or Monkey around - which sticks for me after watching the Monkees tv show growing up (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Hiccup @ #15498: Asceticism doesn't necessarily involve withdrawing from society. Nice one otherwise. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16072: Inspired use of a classic theme. (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16074: Good one - 10/10 in 38 seconds. Some specialist knowledge required. (3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16075: Purple Aki was a deliberate Easter egg haha. Didn't think many people would know who he was. (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16075: 3/10... been a while since we've had a 'raga man'. Excellent stuff - enjoyed it. (3 weeks ago)

Paratus @ #16075: Great grid! (3 weeks ago)

Joel @ #16075: Excellent. Really hoped Purple Aki would be an answer. (3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16075: 4/10 spent too long trying to get the obvious one, great grid :-) (3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16072: Great as usual. 7/10 and only missed he Orchestra line which was genius. (3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16071: Lovely! (3 weeks ago)

StringDrivenThing @ #16051: It's a game (3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16050: No it isn't (3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16048: Good wall (3 weeks ago)

Willy-Dan Gling @ #16060: Hell yeah!!!!!!! (3 weeks ago)

Geoffrey Fragrant Clam-Dancing Chaffinch @ #16060: Oh yes my little friend,oh Jesus God yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ,,,,,,! (3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16044: Excellent. Straightforward but still challenging (3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16071: nice (3 weeks ago)

LMW_Tokyo @ #583: Easy but fun. (3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16067: If I was stranded on a desert island with just this puzzle I probably would get the "Psycho" group, with a week of concerted effort. Otherwise fine!! (3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16068: A bit too difficult to be enjoyable in my opinion but others who are smarter or more creative might enjoy it. Scored 2/10. Cheers (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16056: stretching it a bit for the French numbers (cela s'appelle "tiré par les cheveux"), otherwise, très bien (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16057: I'll go halvsies and say pretty darn ok. (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16059: lemon squeezy (3 weeks ago)

Colin @ #16066: Wow. Tough. I got one point, and that was a guess. (3 weeks ago)

LMW_Tokyo @ #16068: I liked the wordplay. (Those were fun.) The battle connection was a bit harder, since I don't think of smallpox being used that way. (3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16065: Nice, but grammar is a bit wonky on the monkey one. Monkey business is silly behavious, not monkey on its own. MInor quibble though. (3 weeks ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16057: Quite significantly bad (3 weeks ago)

LMW_Tokyo @ #16067: Thanks for the feedback! I was wondering about that maybe being too hard. This is only the 6th one I've done, so I'm still trying to find the right balance. (3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16067: Liked it overall. The "Psycho" group is really rough, though; hiding tiny things in big words is on the wrong side of "difficult" for me personally. I'd like that a lot better if they all started with or ended with the thing we were looking for, rather than just being hidden somewhere. (3 weeks ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16068: This stimulated my processors (3 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #16045: Enjoy this, thanks! One point to mention though is I don’t this has a unique solution. Keaton can be swapped with Affleck. The latter appearing in the rather terrible Daredevil movie (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16065: Excellent (3 weeks ago)

Joel @ #16066: Great grid, really need to brush up on my American sports (or, basically, start from scratch). (3 weeks ago)

carol @ #12781: I said 'awt' and was wrong as answer was, exceedingly strangely, 'or'. as a Scot I would say the vowel sound was 'aw' not 'or', and since all the words ended in 't' surely 'awt' is correct. grids are great but the answer ranges are sometimes absolutely awful. I cant understand why no-one else gets quite so annoyed as me with the crazy expected answers!!!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

carol @ #12839: I put … and... - not accepted. soooooooooo irritating!! love the grids. find the answers lacking in clarity, not just this one! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

carol @ #12929: never heard of snow day! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

JP @ #48: Family, Waste, Reaction, and War all also work as phrases or words with the word 'time' following them (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #16040: quality (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #16057: Really very good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

IAN @ #12223: VERY NICE. TOP JOB HOMBRE (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

paulayres @ #16064: nice one! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ridge @ #16058: colour on flags is a bit obscure (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ridge @ #16059: bird not accepted but good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ted Danson @ #16046: Loved this quiz! Great red herring with Woody and Buzz (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

knife @ #16061: Agree with Golfer444, e.g. "royals" should have been accepted, I feel (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Northern Lights @ #16040: Really enjoyed this grid. Nice variety in the groups. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Me @ #15506: The Pro and Post ones were the hardest, but I thought they were clever. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Golfer444 @ #16060: SPOILERS AHEAD Orangutan's and Apes aren't Monkeys. They are, however, Primates which is the answer I gave to no avail. I also got cheated by answering "domestic animals" instead of "they are all pets you can keep at home." Final Score: 6/10 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Me @ #16060: Hello! Just so you know, there are a couple of mistakes. First, "gorrila" should be spelled "gorilla". Second, "ape", "orangutan" and "gorilla" are not all monkeys. I think you mean "primates". (Monkeys are a kind of primate.) Third, I wrote "planet" for one connection, and "pet" for another, but they were marked wrong. When you write the answers, check the spelling, and use the singular. (For example, "pet", not "pets".) I don't want to be mean, just helpful! I hope you're having fun making these. (I'm new at this, myself.) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Golfer444 @ #16061: Not "very easy" when connections can be ruled out for not containing certain words. Others will see what I mean. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #16045: Certainly specialist but well but together. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

JonBob @ #16058: I grokked the pattern pretty quick. Happy with most of your choices but the countries, since those colors aren't dominant at all. "Denmark cross" maybe? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kez @ #16059: A nice easy grid, a good way to ease into a Sunday morning :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy P @ #16055: Enjoyed that one a lot thanks. 10/10 but had to work hard for it. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

anthony @ #16059: easy but a nice grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe @ #16050: Stupid grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #16059: quite easy (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

x @ #8199: (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

cheminion @ #16058: nice grid...difficult to get traction then numerous options...enjoyed it thanks. :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #16045: Good grid again. Films not being my strong point I only took 4/10 but I'm sure some people will be getting a lot higher. Cheers (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #16044: Good one. Scored 6/10 after getting a bit lost in the Cavill and Fonda groups. Cheers (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #16058: A good concept. Tricky to organise them into groups of four though considering a few of them were ambiguous. Cheers (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

LMW @ #16047: The hockey one was clever. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fridge @ #16051: Great grid. And I'd like to defend the author, having read the comments. Firstly, words formed entirely and solely from the first letter of each word, are called Initialisms, which is a type of acronym but nonetheless a different class. Scuba would be an Initialism, whereas Radar and Sonar contain not just the first but multiple letters from their components (RADio Detection And Ranging, SOund Navigation and Ranging) and as such are just regular acronyms, just as Gestapo (GEheime STAatsPOlitzei), so if any word doesn't fit that group it's Scuba, but it does as they are all perfectly defined as acronyms. Secondly, whilst Mir was a collaboration it was absolutely a NASA mission. Admittedly it's the Mir Shuttle Program but has often been referred to by even NASA itself as the Mir Program. Excellent grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nb @ #16053: Probably easier if you are American but too tough for me (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16051: Gestapo is an abbreviation built from the first few letters of the component words, as opposed to the initial letter of each word. It does seem that this is sometimes still called an acronym, but it's not the definition I'm familiar with personally. It's nitpicking, but this distinction does make it feel different than the rest of the items in the group, which makes the connection seem weaker than it otherwise could be. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16035: Bridge not accepted and prison not accepted but otherwise enjoyable. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16051: "Gestapo" is listed here as an acronym. https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/GESTAPO Mir is listed here as a NASA mission, albeit a collaborative one. But I concede that I should have maybe been a bit more careful here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASA_missions#Crewed_missions Thanks for playing, all the same! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bob @ #16051: Got all the groups and connections, with some guesswork and elimination. Mainly because Gestapo doesn't fit its group, as it isn't an acronym. And Mir was a Soviet/Russian space program, nothing to do with NASA (fortunately space program was accepted, so it didn't affect the score). (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16053: REALLY....REALLY don't let me get my llama. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16049: that was fun (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16048: clicky clicky (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16051: Nice connections, but I don't think Gestapo fits its group, according to what I'm finding online. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16047: well done sir, well done. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16043: Yah, the doubt group was the weakest of those. But still fun (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16046: Excellent! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #16035: Bit one-dimensional, not too much fun unless you're from London (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

adam @ #4582: Horn player here. While the instrument category was a bit simple, it isn't incorrectly described. "Wind instruments" and "woodwind instruments" are not the same thing. Wind instruments include brass and woodwind. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

pixiewitch @ #9863: Officer, Commodore and Captain are not air force ranks. Air Marshal is an air force rank. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Trautmann @ #2621: Curling? Twat. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16043: Pretty good! I question the Doubt group. The prefix/suffix idea works well, but only when it's pretty uncommon. There are a ton of nouns that would fit that group as presented. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #16038: Oh yeah - I didn't even think about the more famous American publication. How stupid of me. It's part of the British one. Never mind it's done now. Haha. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #16043: Great first grid. Got 7/10, the Doubt line did me there but I think it was a fair challenge. Cheers (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16038: I can see an argument for New York Times Magazine, but that is less notable and really needs the first two words. But yes, otherwise fun. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #16038: Isn't it Time magazine, not the plural? Otherwise a good grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #13034: sorry - thought this was rubbish (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #13035: honestly this is driving me mad. love doing these grids, but the answers are sometimes curiously and stupidly limiting. eg on this one I put 'christmas….' - this was unacceptable because the answer was limited to 'preceded by christmas' !!! What...???!!! Also 'drinks' unacceptable as had to be 'cocktails'. Mulled wine is NOT a cocktail! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #13045: grrr didn't accept vessels at sea for ships - v sad (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nb @ #16030: Not a unique solution making a tricky grid that much harder (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fridge @ #16034: Why thank you. Did you? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Johnny @ #16030: V, C, P, B could be linked so many ways (e.g. add -an to make new words) Same goes for Y, W, F, H (e.g. Capital letters consisting of straight lines only) Yip isn't a golf term, it's a general sporting term. Thought this was all a bit too whimsical. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #16035: Enjoyed this thanks. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ridge @ #16034: Great Grid - nobody expects Monty Python quotes! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fridge @ #16032: Very enjoyable. Solved with 30 seconds to spare, but not full points as I have never heard of a maiden over or bowl over (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #16026: Would have been nice to have more explicit explanations for the footballing one, i.e. what are the two prefixes in each case? I suspect Bayern and 1860 might be slightly too specialist. Otherwise inventive. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Vixen @ #16032: 10/10 really nice grid, pleasantly solvable, thanks :-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FussyBoots @ #16030: -ge also works for -cid answers (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16030: There are 5 possible solutions - V can swap with Y or F or H or W to make a correct solution. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Barbara White @ #15885: Nice one! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16029: This was a really lovely grid! Kudos. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

three-ferrets @ #16030: good - annoying but fair - 1 point - grr!- enjoyed (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lyndon @ #16030: Give us a chance - the last two are so vague (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Barbara White @ #15956: very good (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ross @ #583: Felt a bit hard done by when 'buttons on a tape deck' wasn't accepted for one category. It was the word category that got me; that and the million examples of potential neckwear! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ross @ #1708: That was hard! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ross @ #2296: Nice and easy to solve, though I'd have run out of time to identify the connection on 'sword' etc. I did get it in the end, but wouldn't have been quick enough on the show! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ross @ #16019: Good fun. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16031: Nice grid. Only finished on 4/10 after running round in circles a bit. Cheers mate. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #16006: The About line was genius. The Now line was too obscure. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16029: And sorry for posting twice there. There should be some way to delete our own comments by the site recognising IP addresses or something. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16029: Frustrating grid, but not in a bad way. I kept seeing twos and threes all over the place and didn't end up with any groups in the end. Cheers for setting. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16029: Frustrating grid, but not in a bad way. I kept seeing twos and threes all over the place and didn't end up with any groups in the end. Cheers for setting. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16030: I usually don't like grids like this but this was alright. Scored 5/10 after inexplicably giving the answers for the W and V groups the wrong way round, so perhaps a moral 7/10. Cheers. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

DH @ #16031: Nice one (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

LMW @ #16028: Same comment about currencies. "Chinese dynasties" was also marked incorrect for me. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Vixen @ #16029: Bob point taken, I worried about people 'knowing' the answer but not having enough valid answers so synonyms would cover it...Next time :-) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bob @ #16029: This grid was entertaining with some nice red herrings and overlaps, and I want to like it, but ... When you have a group that is four synonyms (two of them this puzzle), accept synonym as an answer. Don't make me try to guess a random fifth word that fits for the point. There are just too many valid answers that are marked wrong. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #16029: Nice grid. I am now better educated on the subject of worms. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Yes @ #16029: Yes (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Me @ #16028: Wouldn't accept currencies. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #16028: @TK: Hear, hear. I almost think the site shouldn't even have you type in the answers, and just have you score yourself. This was excellent, with nice misdirects. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #16028: Currencies ought to have worked. I must have spelt it wrong. Glad you liked it anyway. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #6093: Ngaio Marsh is New Zealand not British ! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16028: A toughie but a goodie. Likewise currencies, likewise forgiven! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

TK @ #16028: Good. Typed currencies and it wasn't accepted, but I don't get why that irritates people. I know what I put as my connection is correct, I don't need this website to validate that. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #1888: Straightforward but fun (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #16024: Barry stopped me getting 10/10, good grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

new puzz @ #16026: Disappointed it didn't accept 'used to be called something different' as an answer (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

garth-grey @ #16026: Enjoyed (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16024: Sneaky and good! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16023: Excellent - thoroughly enjoyed it despite not getting connections for Lang and Rome. Saw Walters and Venice connections straightaway. Barbara Walters is an icon of US broadcasting - or Baba Wawas as they called her on SNL! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

cheminion @ #16026: great grid...thanks (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

garth-grey @ #16021: Loved It... something different . once you work out the 'rules' 3 seconds to spare! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #16023: @Anon She is an American journalist and broadcaster. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Anon @ #16023: And who is Barbara Walters? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Blues @ #16004: Thank you all... Toast, when you say you've "been away" I hope the cell was comfortable or the fairies were good company. Always happy to hear from you, enjoy what's left of the summer. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Anon @ #16025: And Marc is a liquor/distilled spirit. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Patrick @ #6140: Really nice puzzle! I loved the decoys on this one, particularly Lucifer and Beelzebub. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

DH @ #16025: Mead is not a wine (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

DH @ #16023: small potatoes but Streisand is "Barbra" (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Espy @ #16004: Very enjoyable :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16023: Especially loved the Rome group! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #16021: Almost impossible until you see the theme, then challenging and fun once you do. I agree Carpe Diem isn't usually abbreviated but if you know you are looking for initials it is clear enough. Good grid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16022: Proper job (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16021: Not suggesting for a moment that most of these are recognised abbreviations. Certainly not for the people, the rugby team, the saying. It is purely a link. They've usually been quite popular... ah well, tastes change. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16019: Nice to do. Thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe @ #16021: Total rubbish. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #16021: The concept is good. A lot of the links work well, when the items are primarily known by their initials, but others are not and really seem like a stretch. Cd for Cadmium? Sure, great. CD for carpe diem? I don't think anyone uses that abbreviation. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #16022: Nice grid. I had to work hard for it but scored 10/10 in the end. Somehow. Maybe I got a bit lucky to get the Sebastian line after about 6 or 7 guesses as there were obviously 30 options for that line. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #16018: Cheers. I'm just wondering how many players noticed the rather x-rated red herring. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16022: Nice one! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

KenP @ #2706: Your 'smelling' is atrocious (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RS @ #16021: Blimey, a bit flaming convoluted, isn't it? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

DH @ #16021: like it (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16020: Please be careful with spelling (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Colin @ #16018: Never heard of Dick Advocaat, but I got there in the end. Thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #16019: Fairly simple but good fun. Thanks for setting. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #16018: well constructed (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TBAG @ #15978: pathmark? (4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16007: Ah, I see. Parts of speech are important in clues like that. Maybe "to frame with an item?" (4 weeks ago)

ppod @ #13045: Trousers/ pants !! (4 weeks ago)

Joel @ #15907: Great grid, many cross-overs, nothing about American sports so great for me! 10/10 (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16018: Not saying how long i spent looking for other prefixes for robin and up... (4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16018: Cheers guys. Turns out I spelled Dastardly wrong. What an idiot I can be when I'm making a grid on my smartphone instead of laptop. (4 weeks ago)

Jn @ #16007: Brilliant grid Plant something on some one, you frame them (4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16014: Seems pretty specialist to me. (4 weeks ago)

toast @ #16004: Good to see you in action again Bluesy , yours are winners every time. Been away myself for a while - I did think of setting one but I couldn't be bothered ( well as they say it's the thought that counts). TTFN. (4 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #16019: I like these more cryptic ones, thanks! (4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16016: hmmm... could have had a couple of far less obscure clues for the Lady group, e.g. pa, ma, meta, posi - personally, never heard of 3 of them. (4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16007: Pretty good... don't understand Item Framed With though (4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16004: Always good ones from Blues. @AndyP: Yazz had a hit with "The Only Way is Up" and La Rive Gauche is The Left Bank en francais (4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16000: I'm assuming you needed the word 'compound' - didn't accept my answer of 'words combining two words' (4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16007: Some nice connections, as always. No idea what "item framed with" means, even after Googling. (4 weeks ago)

Kirstie @ #15985: Personally I consume the marijuana through my ears (4 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15982: What everyone said re red herring, great fun :-) (4 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16004: Very enjoyable :-) (4 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16018: Lol! Great :-) (4 weeks ago)

DH @ #16007: I like this (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #16018: challenging and great fun (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Blues @ #16004: Your welcome chaps. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #10129: Surprised you didn't use Carp in the Bolters group... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Joe @ #16007: Not good (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16016: Hmm. Could have done with some variety of type of link, and too much of the challenge came from obscurity rather than deceit for my tastes. Thanks for setting tho (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Driller @ #15605: TwT (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

knife @ #16007: Mixture of clever/good (duck) and tenuous (stop and station?) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Johnny @ #16014: "All use 6 letters from Richmond" is too obscure I think. Otherwise Fiendish for sure but very good. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ciara @ #15605: I hate you (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Noroo @ #15605: good quiz :D (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy @ #15977: A speech is also a talk (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Interesting! @ #13602: SELF INDULGENT (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Interesting! @ #13534: Baffling. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Interesting! @ #16013: An excellent quiz for a classical musician born on 26th August. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

andy @ #15974: Starlight, warning light, relight, roadlight (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

grey-garth @ #16009: apologies for spelling error in this one! resubmitted as #16010 in the hope you 'work down from the top' (1 month ago)

grey-garth @ #16010: #16009 resubmitted with spelling error corrected :( so don't bother with #16009 if you have not done it already! (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #16000: All pretty nice except for the Uppercut group which I found to be a weak and generic connection compared to the others. (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #16005: thanks for allowing "films" for relevant category. Never heard of Michael Cera. Good grid (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #16007: Excellent grid, but too difficult for me to complete first time (1 month ago)

Me @ #8672: Wouldn't accept duke for me. (1 month ago)

Vixen @ #15909: 4/10 got most of the clues, but couldn't sort in the time, really good though :-) (1 month ago)

Vixen @ #15908: Loved this one, right up my street! 10/10 :-) (1 month ago)

Vixen @ #15907: Been away, just catching up, great grid, 10/10 lots of fun! Thanks :-) (1 month ago)

J and H @ #16004: Enjoyed, thanks (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #16004: Fun concept and pretty straightforward, but a few difficult elements to keep things interesting (not heard of La Rive Gauche or Yazz and had to guess those). Cheers mate. (1 month ago)

Liam Flag @ #16005: Spent far too long trying to work out Seth Rogen movies, which is a good red herring. Great grid, thanks! (1 month ago)

Liam Flag @ #16005: Spent far too long trying to work out Seth Rogen movies, which is a good red herring. Great grid, thanks! (1 month ago)

j @ #16004: thanks (1 month ago)

Phlogiston @ #3672: Nice grid. (1 month ago)

carol @ #13374: oh answers let the player down sooooo often! the British breads group is just wrong -they are not all breads at all. British buns or cakes would be a more realistic answer!! (1 month ago)

Salt @ #16005: Amazing, perfect grid. So much fun. Thank you! (1 month ago)

Me @ #12905: Wouldn't accept winds (1 month ago)

RussDee @ #15982: 6/10 - Thank you (1 month ago)

Miamama @ #16001: Not bad (1 month ago)

jefco @ #16002: What is MN? (1 month ago)

David @ #81: Nice grid, funny! (1 month ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16001: fuck wish bear. (1 month ago)

Liam Flag @ #15998: 4/10, couple of groups too obscure for me, but you learn something new everyday, thanks! (1 month ago)

TBAG @ #12523: very cool parts of the body..... (1 month ago)

TBAG @ #7380: NICE (1 month ago)

Mike A @ #15983: Disappointing; some of the explanations are plain wrong and others capable of other explanations (1 month ago)

TBAG @ #15981: Nice (1 month ago)

TBAG @ #138: JIM IS RIGHT SLASH MAN! (1 month ago)

TK @ #15962: Good fun. Solved with 5 seconds left. It took some reasoning at the end. Clever and creative grid (1 month ago)

TK @ #15967: Damn. Saw all the connections at some point but never completed a single group. Tough but good (1 month ago)

knife @ #15983: Explanations could be better: synonyms for what? Angling not accepted (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15990: I guessed the herring group as "red food"... (1 month ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #15938: Wonderful, one of the best. (1 month ago)

Stan Deasy @ #15941: Difficult with definitions not wide enough. (1 month ago)

Elaine Closure @ #15967: Toughie. (1 month ago)

Anton Deck @ #15962: (1 month ago)

Jim Karna @ #15962: Fine work. (1 month ago)

Anton Deck @ #15974: Good Gridding! (1 month ago)

Arthur Lager @ #15956: Good stuff! (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15983: Fun, but tough (1 month ago)

liz @ #10764: wouldn't allow me ball for the last group! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15955: Only 4/10 for me. Just one point, Northern Territory isn't a state... it's one of the 3 internal territories (other two being Jervis Bay & Australian Capital), in addition to the 6 states. (1 month ago)

TK @ #15990: I cannot remember exactly if I required meat. I am pretty sure I required smoke(d) since that is the connection that defines the group. Apologies if that didn't work. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15989: Cleaver, too cleaver for me but well set. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15990: I thought very straight forward, but disappointed by the answer for the Red Herring group... did you require the word meat? I purposely avoided that because herring is not meat. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15989: 2/10... too esoteric for me (1 month ago)

Winston Smith @ #15991: Fiendish! (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15990: Can't say I enjoyed that one personally, Tintin a bit before my time, two of the groups too similar (meat and fish, bit of a cheap overlap I thought). Fair play though. Cheers (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #15985: Yeah, that was creative. once you spotted the group it was clear enough what belonged. (1 month ago)

Chapman @ #15985: Actually I found bong and plink to be good onomatopoeic examples of bell sounds. Think of a really big bell and replicate its sound, you'd say bong (or dong) and a little bell that is knocked over would for sure go plink. I liked the grid. Thanks (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #15982: loved the beaches, excellent grid (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #15983: like a fool I put angling instead of fishing, you need second sight to get some of these group names (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #15985: You've had too much oil and brownie if you think that bells go bong or plink (1 month ago)

andy & chris @ #43: Excellent wall! Thanks for the apostrophe but we still didn't get it! (1 month ago)

Espy @ #15886: Very enjoyable! (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15982: Thanks guys, I was hoping it would be frustrating-but-fun, so it's nice to see these sorts of comments. (1 month ago)

Johnny @ #15982: Also fell for it. One of the best. (1 month ago)

Jon Hancock @ #15982: Cor, annoying , couldn't get the Normandy beaches out of my head. brill fun (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15985: I enjoyed that, didn't score very well but it was a fair grid. As a minor quibble I didn't have 'drugs' accepted for the drugs line. Cheers mate. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #15983: I don't think I have ever heard the PM's referred to by those names, except for Cameron on occasion. Otherwise a good grid. Thanks for posting. (1 month ago)

Annie oakley @ #15984: Easy Grid with just the right amount of red herrings (1 month ago)

cheminion @ #15982: An excellent grid, I too walked down the massive blind alley, but recovered in time to finish the grid with 10s to spare. Thanks for setting. (1 month ago)

Sam Sonite @ #15982: Very clever use of red herrings, very enjoyable. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15974: Good grid... missed the answer to the Road group! I was happy with the breadth of answers accepted (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #15982: I fell for your ruse, darn you!!! Excellent grid. Only 5/10 because I wasted too much time on 'you know what'. Challenging but very solvable. (1 month ago)

KenP @ #1128: Fully agree with MArK. never been a Carry On London. Rubbish. Do some homeowrk before subjecting us to this load of .... (1 month ago)

KenP @ #15956: It would help if you had the correct spelling of Napoleon. It can become a spelling test at the best of times. (1 month ago)

Simon @ #15974: links need to consider synonyms of answers (1 month ago)

Bc @ #15974: 1st time. Need more practice to score properly (1 month ago)

Liz @ #15956: Frustrating that napoleon was incorrectly spelled!! (1 month ago)

Liz @ #15974: Solved grid but didn’t get links correct! (1 month ago)

Miranda @ #15974: Thanks, good grid (1 month ago)

knife @ #15971: "preceded" rather than "followed" I think (1 month ago)

Ed @ #15974: Thanks -enjoyed almost solving it! (1 month ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15978: simple but clever (1 month ago)

Degaleg @ #15972: I got all the connections but not one of my answers were accepted. Seems to require exactly what you’ve entered as the answer, for example, football songs wasn’t accepted. If you add multiple answers split by commas this helps, plus shortened versions of words “foot” for “football”, this helps. (1 month ago)

Degaleg @ #15971: 10/10 only due to my penchant for all things nerdy. Danny group may be a bit obscure for some for a medium grid, I enjoyed this one, thanks! (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15925: This was well easy, try harder nOOBs (1 month ago)

Kirstie @ #15912: I agree andy, imagine if it's seven, that would be craaaazzy, amirite? (1 month ago)

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David @ #80: I feel the Camel etc. group should accept "living creatures". (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #15945: Really enjoyed this. Thank you. I have heard of large. It's the kind of thing you'd hear in Lock, Stock: Gimme fifty large... (1 month ago)

Robbo62 @ #15892: Good grid but would class it as easy. (1 month ago)

Chris @ #15962: Nice grid. 10/10 but was fun working out the groupings. (1 month ago)

Me @ #7825: Wouldn't accept Daily for the newspapers (1 month ago)

chris @ #15931: good, straightforward and not too difficult (1 month ago)

chris @ #15934: sensible and difficulty level about right (1 month ago)

Ian @ #15956: Very nice grid, (1 month ago)

Jon @ #15954: Found it really easy (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #15942: A fun one - scored 10/10 but there were some nice overlaps to stop it being too straightforward. Cheers! (1 month ago)

carol @ #13487: I think synonyms was naff, sorry. surely if you gave the connection (point of these grids??!) then that should be correct too. (1 month ago)

Megan @ #7062: Of course I had no idea who or what Pugwash is. Hard as a non-Brit. (1 month ago)

ksuchak1990 @ #13037: Probably one of the most fun grids I've seen - nice one! (1 month ago)

Harry @ #15956: Good apart from spelling Napoleon wrong! (1 month ago)

Me @ #7088: Wouldn't accept Porridge (1 month ago)

Johnny @ #15955: Same. Only scored 4 but great grid. (1 month ago)

PurpleAki @ #2026: should accept 'synonyms' (1 month ago)

Paratus @ #1839: Harder than a great big bag of hard things. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15954: 10/10 so I liked it :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15956: Napoleon marked wrong for me.. My spelling was correct ! 7/10 because of that (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mr Spratt @ #15892: Leave us fish alone (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #79: I feel Barrel etc. should accept measures. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #15956: 7/10 for me and it really irritated me because you've spelt Napoleon wrong. Other than that it would be a good grid but that has ruined it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #9769: Interesting looking back... I think contemporary grids tend to be a lot tougher, and of course would get battered for having old chestnuts like these in. Ok for beginners but needed more crossovers (a phrase my phone has now learnt) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15954: I liked it. I enjoy grids the most when I get 10/10 but have to work hard for it, like I did here. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #13747: dearie me... dyslexic people - please get information, syntax, spellings, etc, checked before you post your grid... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Helen Grant @ #15959: I should have gone incognito like your other contestants. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Helen Grant @ #15959: I put "song" instead of Talking Heads. The last group must be the red herrings but it didn't like that answer either. :-( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15957: Nice, but remember to capitalise (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15959: Eclectic, and thanks for reminding me of the existence of magnetic fields, but without crossovers it's not really my idea of a grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ex-King of Spain @ #15959: Now I eat humble pie (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob (office below) @ #15959: Open the door. I'm hungry. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David Bowie @ #15959: Drink nothing but champagne (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15957: pleased to have done this one, very good with all those queen crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15945: Confectionary ☑ sweets ✖ ???? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #15887: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

BrodieF @ #15954: A few inaccuracies in the answers, but not a bad grid. I'd say word groups should either be "can be followed by" or "can be preceded by" and not both. But that's just my opinion. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BrodieF @ #15955: Didn't manage to solve this one fully but it's a nice grid. Pretty tough. 4/5, 4/5. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BrodieF @ #15956: Nice little quiz and groups, but pretty easy. Check the spelling of your answer groups too! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15956: Excellent! And thank you for the explanations. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15956: I also made the mistake of spelling Napoleon correctly, so only 7/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Your_Name @ #15956: napoleon... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pag @ #15954: Enjoyable first grid. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #15940: Duly noted. I'll try to give some explanations for items I think are a bit more unusual (and I'm trying to get some crossovers, but I feel that is making it much more difficult to make these versions). It's impossible to please everyone all the time :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15945: Never heard of large in that context and 'ten one-hundreds' feels a little contrived. Be careful of spelling, esp in answers - confectionery (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15941: Need to expand the accepted answers slightly. Synonyms for brave not accepted. Also, the Dare group has another correct answer - they are all games (board or otherwise). (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15940: Straightforward and enjoyable. I concur that explanations are always appreciated... (1 month, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #15934: Peter Capaldi regenerated into Jodie Whittaker (the 13th doctor) in the 2017 Christmas special. This was her first appearance as the Doctor. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15935: Was never going to get the Sneak group. Like the Sketch group... which personally I think works, even though I didn't get it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15934: Whittaker hasn't debuted yet, so 'all have played' isn't strictly accurate in our timeline. I admit, tenses are complicated where time travel is involved. What do we want? Time Travel! When do we want it? Whenever... (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15933: 3/10... agree with Andy. I found it Fiendish! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15954: Thought it was Houses of Parliament - not aware of it being referred to in the singular. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15951: That's my sister's name! :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15948: The Banksy group is brutal, American or not. No real "in" on that one. The Las Vegas line is American-centric but not overly obscure save one of them. The Vowel group is very clever (I missed it completely). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jn @ #15930: First 10/10 for a while. Really liked this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15948: A bit too American for me but a decent grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

GIFFnotJIFF @ #15950: Was a bit disappointed to lose a point when I put 'ranks' instead of 'titles' - otherwise pretty good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15949: The owl line also works with F. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Simon Williams @ #481: solutions need to have a less defined terms, accepting more generic terms. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15951: Same here. BARB? Once you get/guess that group it all collapses, unfortunately I took 2'50" to do so (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15938: Really enjoyable challenge (1 month, 1 week ago)

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bonehead @ #15951: not bad.... but why have I never met anyone called Barb? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15935: Cool. I did wonder how that would go down. I thought it was clever and challenging but also a bit unorthodox to say the least. Nice to hear both sides I guess. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15925: Too hard for me but a great concept (1 month, 1 week ago)

ANGRY BEEVER @ #15941: Synonyms for brave. Not accepted. Surely just the word brave being in there means it should be accepted. DISAPPOINTING! (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15940: Explanations are most definitely appreciated. The effort is noticed. It always great to learn something new. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15935: Gotta say, I disagree, I thought it was the best group! Thought all the synonyms were legitimate. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15947: I would have thought catarrh rather than cutter- even seeing the group i couldnt work out what you meant. Maybe your newsrreaders pronounce it differently to ours... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15941: Isnt Pascal Gross the current one? And Christian the briefly hilarious spurs manager*? Fun anyway. * Ok, one of the... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15940: TBH there's always google for explanations, but nice to know they are appreciated... Agree, this was surprisingly resolvable, despite the crossovers (yay!) (1 month, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15938: enjoyable grid, thanks for setting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15940: One of your easier entries in this style. Nice. Instead of always saying "can all be linked by," it would be helpful if you briefly explained the connections, at least for things that are cultural references or a bit oblique. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15935: Yeah, that's a really fair criticism. I wouldn't have been able to phrase it so nicely. The "tie" and "conclude" connections are completely fair and very clever, but the other two stretch the concept a bit far. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15904: I agree - this one was way too hard, too. Must have been in a crabby mood that day or something. Sorry! (1 month, 1 week ago)

threeferrets @ #15938: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15935: challenging but good. the draw category is too tough iMHO: - draw as a noun (tie) - draw as a verb (sketch) that can be both transitive and intransitive: "I drew", "I drew a kitty cat" other 2 senses of draw that are intransitive verbs only Elicit is "draw out" only, isn't it, like a"draw out" is idomatic for Elicit? Conclude same is "draw to an close" or other similar phrases This answer *elicits*a sigh from me, and as I "draw this rant to an end" i say good day sir (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15934: Too hard for me but well set. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15938: Excellent grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Squiggle @ #15822: Why does it insist on 'all'? Put in 'cocktails' and was told incorrect. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15933: I have to disagree with the below comment about it being straightforward. Scored 3/10 but did kick myself about a couple of them afterwards admittedly. Nice grid. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15930: 10-/10...good grid..I kept trying to find a "David" group until I figured Bowie knife..:) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Timbo @ #1942: ‘Aliases’ should be permitted. Otherwise excellent! (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15931: It's the ground where the gold is in mining. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #12836: Good fun and lovely mix of options. Didn’t see the vowels though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kyle @ #15933: Found this one relatively easy, but a very nice grid overall. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15930: Excellent, one of the best I've done recently. Some really neat overlaps. Scored 7/10 after not identifying Bowie. Cheers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15931: Good one. I scored 3/10. Never heard of Pay Dirt - could it be a North American term? Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15929: I wish there were a way to delete grids, or at least mark them as defective (is there? I can't find one). Peter shouldn't be in there, the grid is incorrect. Sorry folks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15930: nice simple grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15930: Nice and straightforward enough. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15929: Peter? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paratus @ #15910: Needs to be factually correct. The start of the 12th Century was the year 1101, not 1100. It might still be a binary number but you're giving wrong definitions for the answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2277: Recommended (1 month, 1 week ago)

Squiggle @ #15885: Enjoyed this... enough intrigue to tickle the grey cells. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15929: Good grid - a couple of well obscure clues scuppered me. 5/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

GIFFnotJIFF @ #15320: Never heard of Laios, must brush up Irish counties (1 month, 1 week ago)

GIFFnotJIFF @ #15325: Some good crossover but it didn't take long after the cru- clue (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15925: Spotted the theme, but way too obscure for me - 0/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mike A @ #15911: (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15925: too difficult to be any good (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15926: Hammond. May, Cook.... I was looking for the 4th Eng cricket captain..... (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15922: nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15925: Quirky. Should have trusted you on the cars front. Spotted the theme eventually. Nice work. (1 month, 1 week ago)

rabbit @ #9384: Any way you can change the 02 to O2? not sure if possible but not really consistent/fair as is. otherwise nice quiz (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15920: Quaint group rather sticks out for me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15920: 6/10 - Excellent grid this - loved the choice of categories. As with bonehead I went PMs and was annoyed not to be given it before I realised. Thanks for setting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15921: IGNORE - there is a typo. Sorry! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15915: Ah, a good point. Not being a fan of such musicals I had always assumed it was Grease. Cheers for the input, if not the abuse. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15920: Really good grid - the Quaint group especially clever... I also went PMs but thought the Court was martial (homophone Marshall) and opted for Commonwealth PMs. Over-thought that one! haha ;-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

MollieT @ #15918: Oh :( not specific enough do you think? (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15920: I thought UK PMs was right..... but of course Hague not a PM rats Good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15919: Patrick Thistle??? (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15918: Generally a good grid with good crossovers. Felt a bit let down by the Reid answer though... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15910: I like the idea behind it but I was well and truly flummoxed. Good for a challenge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #15915: (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15916: Excellent grid... Lenin and Cell groups particularly clever. Thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Truth @ #15915: It's "greased" lightning, you fuck (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15915: I didn't think it was too easy, just easy enough. Not every grid needs to leave me baffled. Well set. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15910: It's like you've layered a third challenge of decoding the answers on top of finding the groups and understanding the connections. I normally like your "crossword" grids, but this one went a step too far for my tastes. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15917: Dont bother with this one, ive inadvertently resubmitted the previous puzzle, although you might find this one a bit easier as a result (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15902: Cross I didn't see the Nine solution. Not sure about Low Hiss and what about Gene Tierney?? Kinda invalidates that clue. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15908: Only 2 for me. I've given myself 3 as my answer was 'digits on the hand' due to the inclusion of thumb. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15908: Only 2 for me. I've given myself 3 as my answer was 'digits on the hand' due to the inclusion of thumb. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15909: Found this really difficult... some of the clues being quite obtuse. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15915: Nothing wrong with easy - excellent grid :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15909: Interesting concept and nice style, just a bit difficult for me. Scored 2/10 after not having heard of a couple of the clues. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15912: Clever and fun. Scored 4/10 but probably should have been higher looking back at the answers, that and trying most combinations for the metals but not getting them - I find there's a huge difference between there being five of something and six of something, haha. Cheers mate. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15914: Fun, clever, but difficult. Scored (moral) 3/10 (it didn't accept the singular form of the answer you wanted for the Brennan line). Cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15915: Probably a bit easy in retrospect, just threw it together on the bus on the way to work. Enjoy (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15911: Great grid with clever overlaps. My one gripe would be that it didn't accept Animated Films for the, er, animated films. But perhaps you were right to demand a more specific answer. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15908: Good grid and overlaps. I scored 6/10 but it could have been 10 with different guesses at the end - I always seem to guess wrong. Cheers for the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15907: Cheers for comments. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #15907: Great grid, good crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15907: a good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15886: I feel clever...10/10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15907: 10/10...good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Smudge @ #15825: We must be stupid then 2/10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12682: Just the thing if you fancy a challenge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Edward @ #13926: Green purple and red groups are good. Blue group is less good - word ones would ideally all be either before or after, not a mix, and W____ is not very specific. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #15904: The "by" one is too random and weak, virtually unguessable, and strictly speaking ByRon is wrong, should be Byron (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15891: Once I figured out you meant Austen's prejudice it all fell into place. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Edward @ #12578: "Geri" not "Gerri". The red group was good with lots of red herrings. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15897: Very good: needed just a bit too much knowledge I didn't have (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15893: Not bad. Should PYG be capitalised? Iirc it wasn't but it's been 30 years since I climbed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15892: Not sure that's how it works... I got them all but would have preferred some red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15902: Almost indecipherable...Low Hiss? Also ----nine? Sorry I don't get it? Thanks for setting though, I might do better on your next one? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15880: Ah. Over here that's a "fireplace screen." I thought maybe it was another word for a firefighter. :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15903: I liked it! I found it easier than #15902, actually. The Marks group was obvious and once I got those to stick, Late Show came quickly. I couldn't sort out the last two in time but would have given a few more seconds; it was obvious that we were going to see hidden words in one group but I got stuck looking for languages until too late. Ended with 6/10 which I think is a fair target. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MollieT @ #15897: Only managed 4/10 myself but very enjoyable :D (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Megan @ #3456: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Megan @ #3712: I got the energy units and was very pleased with myself. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Megan @ #186: Enjoyed and was a challenge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Megan @ #15904: Too much focus on fill in the blanks. Maybe in the future just do one group of that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15903: I'm preemptively volunteering a comment on my own work here - this one was way too hard. There's some fun ideas here but the Pants group is too un-obvious, the Day Cart group is a little too esoteric. Sorry! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ArthurC @ #15882: Thanks for the feedback. Will definitely work on more crossovers. Probably where I'm weakest. And I couldn't think of other words for the three word songs answer. Can't believe I didn't think of repeating, Sorry about that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Guy @ #15822: Who's Madonna? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15900: Good selection of crossover answers. Got 10/10 but took me to the time limit to get the last of the groups. Nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15902: baby, stay in corner. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15889: no no no (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15891: 10/10 Lemon Squeezy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15892: I got them all therefore it's a good grid (!) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15898: er, what was that? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15900: 6/10 - got the solutions, but couldn't get the groups in time. Well set. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Rad Salamander @ #15899: Actually, the large number is a 'googolplex'. Googleplex is the corporate head quarter of Google. :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15900: Awesome, great fun and style. Disappointed with 5/10, could have been higher now that I've seen all the answers. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15898: Love Puzzgrid for some daily fun, fun being the word, some people take it a little TOO serious See Below (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15899: Excellent, some lovely crossovers. Got 10/10, but had to work hard for it. Cheers mate. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15898: Managed to sort the groups but 2 of my answers were marked incorrect. ***SPOILER*** for the wise man group I put herbs, for the daisy group I put 'flowers and girls names'. What answer were you expecting for the Fresh group? Try to give a little more leeway in the answers by listing words, separated by commas, rather than requiring an exact phrase. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ANTHONY @ #15892: A GOOD GRID WELL DONE (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15897: Superb... but only 5/10. Just couldn't sort the DC group in time as was convinced a 'place' belonged in there despite knowing the 2 people. Perfect number of crossovers - a fine grid indeed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15893: Too tough for me! 1/10 also. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15891: Enjoyed a lot... without prejudice! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15887: Don't recall seeing galls... apologies. There are bound to be some unintentional repetitions with nearly 16,000 grids on here! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15888: I gave my mate a meat sandwich which he enjoyed and asked what was on it? When I told him it was crab paste he then asked where I got it from? I said "the chemists" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kathy Tully @ #15891: Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15893: Clever but tough. Scored 1/10. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #15886: really good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #15887: brilliant (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JeannieIrene @ #15891: Bronte's prejudice? Don't you mean Austen's?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

D Rota @ #15862: top gridding (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

D Rota @ #15873: like others- great idea for grid but the spelling threw me- I thought it was deliberate so went off on another tangent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

D Rota @ #15885: thumbs up (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

D Rota @ #15891: excellent grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hmmmmmm @ #15882: The songs group doesn't accept "repeating" as a connection. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15885: Agree with below comments. Enjoyed it. 10/10 but had to work for it. Nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15883: I don't know what point you're trying to make. Verbs can't be singular or plural. Scissor can be used as a verb, yes, but that's not relevant here. The relevance to this puzzle is that scissor cannot be used as a singular noun. Verbs by their nature cannot be plural or singular. Unless you're talking about conjugation which is a completely separate point. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15891: 10/10 great grid,thanks really enjoyable! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

truecockney @ #15881: Thanks both. Resubmitted with changes on 15891 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15890: That's good! Bueno (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15887: this is the guy that complained about someone else answers ...and GALLS... is one on their board. boooo (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15889: well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15886: Oof. A good one, but brutal for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15885: Pretty hard version of this idea for Americans, with all the snooker and such! Our version of Clue has Mr. Boddy, which I didn't know was regional and that sent me off in the wrong direction. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15880: As in "about as much use as a chocolate fire guard". Tough but fair. Lots of good gridding around at the moment 😀 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15882: The money group is clever. The defend group concept has been used on the tv show, so I should've got it... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15882: Fine with defend but yeah, moar crossovers desirable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

M @ #15886: Loved this one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15890: 10/10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15889: Enjoyed it. Not sure that Ovaltine works in that group... it's a malt drink with a chocolate version - I don't think they actually produce chocolates. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15888: Crab is seafood. I realise there is crabmeat but... in a list of meat, you wouldn't expect crab. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #15874: Didn't get the hedge or death groups at all. I was thrown off by bell noises (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15880: Thanks JonBob... it's a screen you put in front of an open fire to stop sparks/logs falling out. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15885: a good quiz (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15881: Yep, that's the case here too: it's the word "Danny" for this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15880: "Fire" is the only one that doesn't resonate for me after seeing the answers, though several others aren't in my normal vocabulary. I think this was actually easier for an American because the red herring didn't call out to me because we don't have all of those here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15886: Great got 7/10 (picked the wrong part of the answer for the bicycle group, doh!) really enjoy this style of grid, very clever :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15885: good fun grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #15882: Good one. Should have got it. Didn’t! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15883: Just as another observation, "scissor" can also be used in the singular as a verb (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15885: What Vixen said. But... they don't all need to be hard. Very enjoyable and not too cryptic. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15883: Enjoyed it. Was sure I tried secret in that group, but obvs not! Kicking myself for not seeing the solution to calm. Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15885: I found this easy 10/10, but very enjoyable, thanks :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15882: 7/10... a generally good grid but didn't spot any crossovers. Personally, not a fan of the Defend group solution... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15881: Doesn't work. I found out that this happens if you include double quotation marks in a grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15880: Due to the main herring, I tried to stick with fairly well-known terms. Thought Republican was probably the most obscure. Genuinely interested as to which others you were unfamiliar with... sometimes as a setter what you think is common knowledge turns out not to be. All a learning experience :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15880: Ah that was tough. Scored 1/10. Never heard of a number of these terms, which made it harder - that and spending too much of my time chasing the main red herring which was central to the grid. Cheers though :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15876: A pretty decent grid in terms of playability. I think it would look a bit smarter or neater if you capitalised first letters of words. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15883: Well, an interesting observation and something that I had considered when making the grid, but it doesn't change anything or make what I have written incorrect - it can only be used in the plural form when used as a noun, which is the essence of that group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15883: Trouser is a singular word. It can be a verb (eg to trouser money) and modifies a noun (eg a trouser pocket). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15874: Great grid. I like it when I can get 10/10 but I have to work for it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #15874: very easy but well formed grid. nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15872: Really good :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15867: Excellent! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15880: Loved this one! Thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15879: kicking self for missing cricketers - as I am a cricket fan! Excellent grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15874: Excellent! I couldn't see the Hog line, and gave up at seven. It's nice how the clock isn't running when I have to explain the last row :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15874: Sorry HJGB, but fighting doesn't work with Foo. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15872: Very enjoyable, the Trent groups was out of my comfort zone which stopped a 10/10. I hope you write some more in future. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

N @ #15873: Cool, but you spelt leek and Isle of Wight wrong. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MollieT @ #15875: 5/10 for me, enjoyable challenge :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15875: Ta. Oh for an edit function though: could have made it even more crossed over. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15867: Lovely stuff. Paradoxically the uniqueness of the solution helped me solve it, because first and second couldn't be interchangable that meant I could place second outside one of the groups (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15874: Good grid although it didn't accept 'fighting' for bull, foo etc (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15867: Cheers. I wasn't convinced there was a unique solution with there being so many crossovers but I'm glad people are enjoying it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15874: Good, though BETS is slightly awry (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15875: Tricky, tricky... especially Brazil group. Great challenge - enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15873: A finely constructed grid, slightly marred by spelling but enjoyable nonetheless. Didn't know the scientific name of the onion solution, so I missed out on a 10fer, but I have awarded myself the point anyway! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15872: I also got 2/10. A well constructed grid and a fine challenge. Good use of crossovers and red herrings. Well done! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15870: Pyramid should be singular. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15869: Didn't get the Army group... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15867: Superb... classic grid setting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15864: A cultural difference here due to the dragon group. I agree with HJGB that encounter is just a meeting, and don't really think that Flap or Beef are 'altercations', which is a synonym of argument, quarrel, squabble or fight. Beef = complaint/moan and Flap = agitated. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15872: Yes, very good. I found it very tricky though and only scored 2/10. Nice one, especially for a first go. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15873: Yep, nice attempt but spelling can be hugely important in these grids. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gwynfor @ #15873: Spelling issues put me off two correct answers early. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15867: I could see what they were but couldn't sort them fast enough, frustrating! 6/10 Nice one :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15857: Nicely constructed! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15864: I solved the grid but didn't always know the groups. A good grid but I wouldn't say an encounter has to be an altercation... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15855: Derek Smalls was the only one in the group difficult for this American. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15873: Leek not leak, but I enjoyed it :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15872: Very good! I didn't know the Trent group so 7/10 :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15861: Feeling a bit light-headed and sloshed myself after that one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MollieT @ #15872: Here lies my first grid attempt, praying everything is in order! :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15857: .gud .grd (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15868: Lemon Squeezy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14317: yes good grid but cant bear the censure in the answers!!! i said ...bear but the answer was bears so was wrong. Drives me nuts!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15859: Good fun. Straightforward if you use trial and error to discover what doesnt belong in the Mulan Group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15863: I like your grids on the whole but, sometimes I struggle. I agree with cheminion, hair, kink? Sorry I just don't get it...Thanks anyway :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15864: Until next time jsilverman1. until next time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15863: this one is for the nerds (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15855: ha ha! loved the harvest group too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15858: red herrings and double bluffs. FInally got the Posh group...sneaky. thanks for sharing. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15859: Nice grid, surprised myself with a 10/10 following a flasj of inspiration on the Rapunzel group. Thanks for setting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15862: it's a famous thing (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15863: a great challenge, frustrated I only got 2/10. Could see the links but didn't get the correct sequences. Hair group perhaps a little tenous...but nevertheless great job! Thanks for setting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15859: Good one. I saw "Popular vote" and thought "that must be a word one" so I was trying to figure out what "larvo" or "ularv" was :-) But I got there in the end. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15861: Very good. I'm kicking myself as I couldn't see the bag solution. Obvious now! :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15857: The Egg group was way over my head! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15859: you got me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15858: hmmmm (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15857: famously and well known expression my ass (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15855: Love the harvest group! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15855: Wonderful stuff, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15829: Lovely! @bonehead: Both expressions are used interchangeably, with some regional variation. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15828: Found it easy, but very fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15821: The picture group is inspired. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15817: Little Shop of Horrors was first a stage production. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15852: Like it, especially Michael! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15852: a nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15852: A nice and easy start to the week. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #15852: nice and straightforward (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15849: Great grid, wish I had done better at it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15850: Some pretty obscure stuff, I am a fairly avid gamer and even after it resolved I had only heard of one of the games. Then again it was listed as fiendish so I suppose obscurity is fair game. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Busker @ #15698: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15849: 10/10 - chuffed to bits! Haven't figured out the Movie Alien and Group of Teal clues but the others gave me the answer. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #184: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15843: Agree with LW and Andy P. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15840: Sorry, don't understand the Malin group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15828: Nicely done! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14422: food group just silly (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14426: once again i got the grid but fell down in my connections - really do think mild expletives should be accepted! agree with others' comments (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lucy @ #18: Simply "adverbs" is not enough (although it would be great for a primary school version - does that exist yet?). And there are two misspellings, which technically made the connections wrong, even though it was easy to figure out what the creator meant and what they should have been. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14738: MLS - complete mystery - what does that stand for, please? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

LW @ #15843: Crab isn't a fish. "seafood" or "sea creatures" would be more accurate. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15815: took a while to sort out the categories, but satisfying to get it right. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15822: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15849: super grid; 5* from me. Got 7/10, couldn't get the waterproof group. Thanks for setting (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15843: I won't be catfished that way again (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15842: Sadly there's no edit function. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15849: Love it! 10/10, great grid :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15839: a good grid . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15843: Yes and when there is a group that are synonyms then you need to accept the word synonym as a potential answer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #14836: oh flip why are you all so nice!! the answers should be able to take in different versions of the same thing! It annoys me intensely.....! tho to be fair I am hopeless at the grids. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #14919: I love doing these grids, thank you to the makers, but often the connection answers just drive me crazy! smell - WRONG, smells - RIGHT. What!!!???? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #15049: wisdom not a book in the bible. so silly (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15816: Found this straightforward after that as the moss and annie groups were easy to spot the existence of and not hard to get - too much non ambiguity. Still, the odd easy one is fine on a Sunday morning. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15816: I count 3 crossovers ( button moon, hamilton the musical, harvest festival) As a rule, crossovers work best where the fit of the crossover in the correct group is less immediately obvious than in its herring group ( although it's certainly possible to overdo the obscurity). Having not heard of fosse, only one of the herrings actually bit me ( or vice versa) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

KarenA @ #15842: Thanks for your comment, do you know if it's possible for me to fix these things? I can't seem to find and edit button. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

jefco @ #15836: Its spelt Sydney (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

M @ #15843: A crab isn't a fish. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15843: Nice grid, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JeannieIrene @ #15842: Good overall set. I got the groups, but put Tellytubbies- not accepted, and land- not accepted. Needs to be less precise on group names! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15829: jerry-rigged? whaaaaa? I've heard of jury-rigged (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rod Hull @ #15748: Not me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

KarenA @ #15842: I'm trying to change Lap to Green since Lapland isn't a country but I don't know how to edit. Sorry! Hope it's ok other than that :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15839: A better and cleaner version of this may be found as grid 15840 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15840: This is a better and cleaner version of 15839 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15839: I don't really get the "lovely" group, apart from the one that isn't... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mr A @ #15839: Connections are a bit too vague, and largely pretty similar. Also not family-friendly. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15710: DH: Portuguese. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Portuguese/Contents/Definite_and_Indefinite_Articles (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15743: edc: Thanks for your kind words, thanks for playing, and most importantly thanks for your patience! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15758: Joe: 'Card Sharks' is a thing, albeit a predominantly American one. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_Sharks and the first line of this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15805: FirstGofer: I confess my agreement. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15806: Sorry for the naming issues - it's tough to anticipate everything people might write as a response, and there's sadly no Victoria Coren Mitchell amongst us who will accept things on a judgement call. On y va! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15807: FirstGofer: I'll try to keep that in mind! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15828: Thanks for the kind feedback, all. Even you, Marvin! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15820: Nice ideas. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15821: I didnt notice that! IMO Iris is a bit of an old chestnut but the dog and picture groups were very good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15825: More like it... but yeah, capitalise. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15823: Grids dont have to be hard... but needed more Overlap. The radish group didn't really interact with the other 3 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15827: Again, inventive and fun. I doff my hat. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15828: Entertaining imaginative stuff, without the obscurity that bedevils so many grids (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15829: Recommended (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15830: And there was me looking for a prefix that all of them shared.... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15828: Nice use of hook to add to the ambiguity. Straightforward but fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15758: It's card sharp not shark (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15803: rubbish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mya @ #15779: I made this grid alone and i am only 8 i am sorry jrandomuser that it did not axcept planet because it was one of the answers i put in (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15820: Lupus can affect the skin. But it's not a skin condition. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Deja @ #15828: Very nice. Good balance of crossovers in all of the groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15829: 10/10...Happy Face (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bob @ #15823: Way too easy, and let down by poor connections. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PizzaPlease @ #15828: WOW! A genius made this (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

rabbit hole @ #15809: good first attempt (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bob @ #15825: Bit too easy really. There wasn't much in the way of overlap or misdirection, and the four un-capitalised answers stood out to make an obvious group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15830: rude (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15829: just shaking my head.... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15828: fuck you (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15827: just fun! good clean fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15826: that's just good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15821: That was fun - I didn't do well because I kept seeing pairs of words that weren't groups - like "Detached Retina", "Gun dog", "Public school", "School pupil" :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15816: Thought "musicals" would have been enough (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15822: nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15823: Lemon squeezy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #15816: I enjoyed this grid, thanks! Although I did think that the grouping with 'food' in it could easily have applied to other things as well as the answer given. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15822: Margarita is the spelling for that group, margherita is the spelling for the meatfeast group other than that, nice easy fun grid thanks for sharing :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #15822: Good grid, apart from wrong spelling of pepperoni (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #15822: Awesome (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #6140: Very enjoyable, but really easy. The Bohemian Rhapsody wasn't so obvious though. :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15810: Very enjoyable! :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15814: This one was really difficult for a non-Brit. ;) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15820: SPOILERS The description for the last one should say "They all CONTAIN names of vehicles", but the tags I added should recognise correct answers anyway. Sorry about that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RG @ #15818: RG (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15816: That was fun. Have to agree with the lack of crossovers a bit though, although my 10/10 did feel quite scraped. Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15811: Glad you liked it, it's my first grid ever! ;) Do you have any tips on how I could improve? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15814: Found this much easier second time around... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15816: 17 seconds... a personal best! Only saw 2 crossovers. Thanks for setting. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15810: Nicely crossed over. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15815: Excellent grid - really enjoyed the challenge. Admittedly, probably niche, but nothing wrong with that once in a while! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15814: Didn't notice the broken answer. However, good challenging grid. Thank you! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

isabellol @ #15796: Loved it! Great red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

isabellol @ #15800: Great grid! Sharon Stone threw me and felt very silly afterwards. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15812: Clever as usual - I scored 4 but perhaps a moral 6 as I was convinced I'd actually tried the correct Pen group. Ah well. Good crossovers and range of content. Cheers! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15803: I'd love more detailed explanations in the solutions, as several things are unfamiliar. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15796: Really nice. My only complaint would be that it didn't accept Synonyms for the Convoy one, but maybe that's my fault not yours. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #15729: I am not grey (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15814: This is a re-submit of 15813 with the broken answer fixed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15813: Don’t do this one - something is wrong with one of the answers - I will resubmit (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15812: Brilliant, had me chasing shadows (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15800: I really liked it! One detail - it should be "followed by stone" not "preceded" ;) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15796: I loved it! Lots of red herrings, but not too obscure. 10/10! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15806: It was enjoyable, but it should accept more category names, especially run away. (SPOILERS!) I really liked the one with animal homophones. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15811: Decent grid. Solved it with 6 seconds remaining! Only figured out the May connection as I used a similar clue this week, but not heard of Vaulting or Sliding before. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Keanu978 @ #15804: You didn't like the electrical conductors clue... thats fine but in practice water and lemons are used as electrical conductors. In theory everything conducts electricity? Dude, no just no. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #15795: like the ape nipples myself.. raised a smile (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15810: nice grid - lots of red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15807: I enjoyed this, didn't get the serial group, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #15810: good - tricky grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

M @ #15800: Fab grid and at last I got a 10/10 - hooray! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15807: Any chance when you could accept synonyms in grids? Thx :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15806: Needs more acceptable answers, didn't accept environments or run away for the relevant groups. Otherwise good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Phil @ #15804: lemon, water electrical conductors? idiot connection.. in theory everything is an electrical conductor just good and bad ones (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15809: Not a good grid I'm afraid. Agree with all below and yes, the Winter group was good (although I didn't get it!). Spelling is important (although we all make the occasional typo) and while it's slightly frustrating to lose a point for typing palindromes correctly, the spelling of Rogers actually affects the puzzle. Richard RoDgers is the chap you were thinking of... and while renowned British architect, Richard Rogers, has won many awards, still don't think he fits into this category! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #15118: just doing these for fun but not to accept 'a toast in different languages' is soooooooo irritating (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Phil @ #15809: Whats a palidrome?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15796: Sure, No question lapis is a better fit... I seem to be more of a stickler for these than others 🙃 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15809: I disagree Andy... You can speak for others. The Alex Winter Group was good😀 but that's only 1 Group. The noon and dance groups stood out like sore thumbs - palindromes used to be common but have rather been done to death. More importantly thise 2 groups didn't have any kind of overlap with anything else in the grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15809: Well I can't speak for others but I didn't enjoy this. Didn't really capture the proper essence of the wall as it is done on the show. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LB @ #15806: Landforms should be ok :( (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15802: Fun to do, thanks. I got it all apart from the "Stench" line - I figured "hidden words", but I only knew two of those things. Andy P: The "way in" for me was "Brainer"... there's only one answer to that :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15796: @Mister Tom: I think sapphire is precious and lapis is semiprecious, so the solution is unique (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15806: I thought "run away" would be ok.....and that so would "geographical features", but apparently not. So no 10/10 for me. Otherwise, ok. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mantel4Life @ #15258: Ha! Tricky, nice reasons. Agree with mythical so only 4 stars. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ajax85 @ #15255: nice! Fun reason reasoning. Love the groupings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15808: Same. Great groups but needed crossovers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15808: Same. Great groups but needed crossovers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15808: Just couldn't get the Lincoln solution... but when I saw it i felt a bit foolish! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15805: Not your best... the duty connection seems a bit weak. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

amy @ #13775: "pistachio" not a nut, "steamed" is not a type of milk. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15801: Ouch. Stared at the screen for 3 minutes, and even thought he answers tell you the theme still only got 1/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15802: Thanks for the feedback, it just goes to show that we all see these grids differently! I thought it was fairly easy with only 2 crossovers, (brilliant and quarter) I didn't intend a golf red herring at all, lol! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15800: 10/10, nice to have the illusion that I'm not a complete idiot some of the time (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15803: What's a girl ray? What's a chocolate boy? (etc.) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15806: good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15805: tricky bastard (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15804: you got me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15802: Very surprised at the below comments about it being easy. I think it's one of the hardest you have done. I scored 2/10 after getting zero connections in time, and only identified two. Just couldn't find a way in. I was convinced that there were parts of a golf course in there. Maybe I've just had a long day at work haha. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15798: solid stuff. 5/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15795: Excellent grid. 5/10. Figured the fruit line were anagrams but it was just too hard. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15803: Outsmarted again. Congrats, I guess. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15802: Same here, plus or minus. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15803: Wow. Even after seeing the solutions I have never heard of 7 of these things. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #15801: Brilliant ! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15803: Would've been 10/10 if it had accepted 'domestic appliances'. I always end up googling at least 3 clues on these grids. Ray, Chocolate & Hoover are very niche, one has never had a hit in UK or US, 1 doesn't even have a wiki page and the other is just a bit out there! The other clues gave the groups/solutions though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15803: must get some chocolate boys (???) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15802: Nice easy grid - 40 seconds. Only saw one crossover, which made it straightforward. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15801: 1/10, great grid, but I found it very hard! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15800: Got Windsor group wrong so 7/10. Very good, enjoyed it, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15784: There ought to be a word for delightfully frustrating (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15795: Well on the plus side, I've learned something! Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15801: Thanks. 10/10 for a great grid. Much less out of 10 for me though. Ho Hum. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15800: Great grid... good crossovers and nice red herrings. 10/10 - chuffed with that! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15801: Liked the theme, I wish I had caught on to it earlier. Well set. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15798: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15796: 10/10 good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

TK @ #15795: Sparge is a term used in brewing. I initially created a group related to brewing terms but then dropped it because I felt it may be too niche. Looking back now, I'd change both sparge and ape nipples for others. Thanks for the feedback (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Karen @ #15789: Loved it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David McMillon @ #15586: I typed Spaceships and it didn't take it. I knew they were fictional, but I can't always guess the exact phrasing you're looking for (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15796: pretty good, if a little on the easy side (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15798: good grid, excellent crossovers, pleased with self for getting 10/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wanda Doff @ #15791: Great grid. Very well constructed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dick Tate @ #15792: Good Gridding! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

D. Caff @ #15793: Clever and fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15796: Fun to do. 10/10. The subject matter suited me. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Karna @ #15794: Tough, but enjoyable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15795: Very Good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12432: (Strokes ego). It appears use of pointy brackets is not conducive to ome's comments being saved.... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12432: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Val Crow @ #15798: Enjoyable, well put together grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15788: Bye group was ingenious! I genuinely hadn't seen this before posting a Truman of my own 10 grids later... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #15796: Good stuff, fun gridding. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15794: Saw the Hyop group before spotting HYOP in the grid, but tough going after that. Whch is no bad thIng. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15795: Really good stuff. One minor point- is sparge a thing? The apE nipples group opened it up for me but that sort of connection it's always worth taking an extra minute or two. You could for example have included SOLEMN, SPEAR or LUMPS, which feels a bit neater. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15783: Chapeau. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15798: Pretty sure depite crossovers there's only the one complete answer here. I vaguely recall using 2 or 3 of these in a past grid, but one's definitely new from me at least :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15796: Arguably, sapphire and lapis are interchangeable. Enjoyed it due to the high herring denisty. Topics were immediately apparent. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15796: 10/10, very pleasant to work out, great, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15795: 5/10, could see what the groups were but couldn't get them all until it was resolved... Great grid, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15793: I'm not sure "E" works. "Type of" and "example of" are two different kinds of connections. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15796: The perfect level of difficulty for me - I got 10/10 - and nice guessable content instead of "member of boy bands of the 80's". :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

caring puzzler @ #15779: a good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15796: a good grid with some red herrings (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15796: Excellent! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15794: Fiendish... for me anyway. Maybe lack of knowledge on my part but esp the hyop clue and palaver. Hey ho! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15793: only 3... the sheer number of potentials in the E group stumped me. Well set (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #12138: First class! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15793: Yeah, fair play - that's one I hadn't considered. Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #15793: Good range of crossovers. I'd say you can swap house and square, though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15793: 3/10 hard but good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15793: Yes, I'm just hoping there's a unique solution to the grid. Haha. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15793: Oodles of crossovers. Nice one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #15710: "The" is also called the definite article. Does anyone know what language is O the definite article for? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Catherine @ #15787: 10/10 in 1.21. Easy if you like joy division and football, would be really hard if you didnt! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #2297: 10/10 at 1:19 to spare. Feeling proud because that was a really tough puzzle!!! I'm glad it was things I knew... #beginnersluck (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15792: 4/10 boo! Great grid though :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15747: The investments are also things that can be owned. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #13420: 10/10!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #357: Favorite!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #1396: 10/10! That's my first 10/10. I'm so excited. I barely made it though. Nicely done! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15791: Excellent. Scored 5/10 but could have been higher, was a bit unlucky not to sort out the 43 line. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15791: 7/10 - nice grid thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15790: Fairly straightforward and well constructed. Bit miffed it didn't accept 'synonyms for wager', but I'll get over it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15790: super fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15764: dude... hard! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15781: ohhhhh, that was good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15784: delightfully frustrating, 0/4 connections, 4/4 links (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15779: Lemon squeezy 10/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15789: don't get it. still don't get it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15789: Saw the theme quite quickly, but didn't get a single group. For me, I had to google Sigma, Underground, Tears, Tigers & Banners in these contexts. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15789: 5/10 - could see the links but am still singing that Christmas song and couldn't get things in the right order :). Enjoyable grid, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15788: The first group I saw was the Bye group, but getting the EXACT wording wording eluded me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15765: 5/10 nice grid. Didn't accept astronaut but I guess it needed to be more sepcific. Well crafted. thank you (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15787: Astounded to have got 10/10 on this one. A toughie but good. Saw the connections pretty quickly so just a matter of getting groupings, except the Curtis group, which only revealed itself to me once I'd got the others. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15788: 7/10, enjoyable grid. thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15788: 4/10. Hmmm, the Ace connection didn't accept my form of words though mine had the correct meaning. Nice grid to do. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15786: SKIP THIS ONE - Replacement grid is #15787 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15786: DOh.....big error sorry will resubmit - ignore grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15783: I had honestly missed the Butt Plug joke, haha. Nice work. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15785: 3/10 but I think this is a great grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15784: Ear nest. Gnk. I've always felt mixing suffixes and following words is vaguely cheating. Especially at this time in the morning... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15785: Some decent ideas here. I think the answer terms could be expanded a bit to be more generous but fair play for wanting to keep them specific (e.g. I didn't get a point for "named after people"). Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Mottram @ #14933: Piza spoilt it for me as I thought it was a redherring rather than a careless spelling error. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #15783: Butt plug!!! 5 stars too. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15783: Thanks Johnny! That was a last minute throw in... Made me laugh! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #15779: A bit poor. No real overlaps or red herrings, so getting the groups was trivial. Then doesn't accept "planet" as an answer to the group of planets. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #15783: 5 stars, mainly for the butt-plug red herring! Thought that was brilliant. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15783: Enjoyed this, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Darren World @ #15648: Not knowing anything about Gerard Butler actually helped me complete the groups. So obscure (for me), they weren’t even close to being red herrings! 7/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edc @ #492: ridiculous rejections in answers. Also sexist with "man" oh sorry, "-man" as prefix group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15777: Gauge (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15779: @FirstGofer - It DOES accept 'transport' as that's exactly what I typed and it was accepted. Maybe you made a typo when entering it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15783: This mostly bested me even though I could see what two of the connections must be right off the bat. Excellent. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15768: You've educated me. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edc @ #15743: relieved about the goat issue, i cdnt get it. also clever pronoun one- i missed it but was spending too long on the "sheep" maybe. best puzzle creator so a mistake on his/her side instead of mine is nice to see! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15783: Clever as usual. Scored 2/10. The Spine group was inspired. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15768: 7/10 because I know zilch about Brooklyn..well apart from visiting the Botanical Gardens there :) Good grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Neal @ #15783: Really good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #15782: Ok grid, but the connections are rubbish, and are marked wrong even if you use the same words as are used in the descriptions. "flower" for the flower group? Incorrect! "film" or "movie" for the film group? Incorrect! Etc. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #13498: Steve h, you're a useless sack of shit. Fucking moron. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15782: Girl's name - Flower? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15780: This is my 8 year old daughters grid guys, she wanted to have a bit of fun with it, thanks for the comments (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mya @ #15779: I'm only 8, and this is my second grid, so thanks for the comments (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15767: Fair enough, that's a reasonable distinction. Thanks for the explanation! I did resolve the thing so that was probably in the subconscious mind somewhere... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

WATERMELLON @ #15782: GOOD LITTLE GRID ME (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15743: FirstGofer: you're right, I screwed up here. In the way that I compile and put together potential responses, I made an error and rushed this one through. Och! Sorry. Wish I could take it back, but what can you do? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15757: Redkite, bob: a onesie is listed as a shirt here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirt. Sorry that you didn't like it! Grugen: I appreciate your speaking up, but I'm hardly offended by what people say. I appreciate that people leave feedback, and most users are quite kind. When they're not, I try to learn from whatever their complaints are. It's all good! JonBob: this is *exactly* how I look at it. The 'guess the connection' system is just something that I end up doing mentally more often than not, just because it's too hard to predict every possible acceptable answer but you know in your heart when you got it right. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15767: Mister Tom: fair points, but I beg to differ. The ones in the Discovery group are all 'Channels' and not 'Networks' (like the Cartoon Network, the Lifetime Network, etc. etc.) and that was the distinction that I was shooting for. Cartoon and Business were intentional misfires, but I think the grid works out pretty okay if you accept that explanation. That said: thanks for playing it, and I appreciate your feedback. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ward @ #3712: Really nice red herrings in this one! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Gwen @ #15776: Liked this one a lot! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15781: Sadly I didn't get past first base... but solid gridding (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15777: Thanks MT. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15781: Fun! Two easy groups, and then two I floundered on, but which were solid connections. Just as it should be! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15781: Nice! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15780: Have to agree with JonBob... and to add that there is no unique solution to this grid (which is a must), as either Lilly (sic) or Daisy could be swapped with Rose. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15779: Only quibble that it didn't accept transport... did you only put the words 'methods of transport'? If so, that means answer must be word for word. try and give a little more flexibility. Thanks for setting :-) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15780: This one has some problems. Capitalization and spelling matter, especially when you are distinguishing things like lily vs. Lilly. "Girls' names" is a weak connection compared to others, which ends up feeling unsatisfying. I bet with a little research you could find a more specific connection that uses most of the words you are already using (maybe characters on a TV show or something). (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15779: Good and easy. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mya @ #15780: Good grid me (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

GRANDAD @ #15779: Good grid easy for beginers i think it is a perfect easy little grid for the younger ones (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

antony @ #15779: a nice little grid ,simple but good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Winny @ #15779: Nice little grid, very good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15776: Well constructed - 6/10. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15774: 2/10.... just couldn't see it. All made sense after. Well done! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15777: Difficult to gauge this one... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15729: It's the middle bit where you keep the cards. A bit sneaky admittedly, but I was hoping that it would make the grid a bit trickier. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Bert @ #15729: No cellar in Cluedo. Grey aliens? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Eddytiger @ #15770: Hydrophobia is simultaneously a symptom and an older name '2. A term once commonly used for rabies because in the later stages of that disease, the animal (or person) has difficulty swallowing and so fears a drink of water.' Quinsy is straight up an alternate name 'Quinsy, also known as a peritonsillar abscess, is a rare and potentially serious complication of tonsillitis.' I should've accepted eponymous true. Didn't think of it. I do partly think the emphasis is on the answerer to give as many synonymous or tautological terms to give themself the chance to win the round. But I take the critique. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15777: Apologies- can't spell for trying...…. (2 months ago)

three-ferrets @ #15776: Good Grid. Enjoyed (2 months ago)

Val Crow @ #15757: Gridding is fun- let's keep it that way and not get tied up in unfair and rude comments. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15776: To be honest, it's probably me that's the problem :P (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15776: I'm finding it difficult to gauge my own grids, I thought this one was medium. It wasn't my intention to make "fiendish" as I don't enjoy those ones myself. I'll try again. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15776: Well that was... challenging. 2/10. Your grids are very clever, just a bit tough for me unfortunately. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15765: Nice gridding! Aldrin made for an easy way in (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15757: @JonBob welcome to the club 🙃 (2 months ago)

gaoshan @ #15770: 2 quibbles: hydrophobia and quinsy are more symptom than disease, and the "quisling" group should accept "eponymous" as a link. Otherwise, enjoyable! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15774: Top gridding! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15767: I think Cartoon can go in the Discovery group, Business In the Vandalise Group and weather/ travel in the obituary group, which would mean non unique solution. Nice ideas tho (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15770: It's actually not that bad, but relies on vocabulary more than usual. Snapdragon was a way in, and each of the other groups had a couple terms I knew so I could trial-and-error my way to eventual success. Ended up running out of lives for 7/10, but my next guess would have taken me to 10/10. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15769: A nice change from all the grids with obscure UK confectionery that *I've* never heard of! :-) (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15775: Clever but difficult. Scored 3/10. Should have probably been more. Cheers! (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15774: Cheers for comments - I thought the Tiger one was probably the easiest - Shows we all have different interests :D (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15774: Great 7/10 didn't get tiger group... (2 months ago)

cheminion @ #15766: Nice grid...loved the India group too. Very clever. Thanks for sharing. (2 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15768: good grid (2 months ago)

cheminion @ #15774: Excellent grid. I got 6/10. bluffed my way to solving the grid, but didn;t spot the ox group or the chicken group. Good challenge and well crafted. Thanks for sharing. (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15766: Very good grid, the concept was clever with intelligent construction. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15772: Nice one. I actually quite liked the Minder line, because I thought the connection was so implausible that I actually nearly didn't get it. It just seemed to have red herring written all over it. Probably the best double bluff I've ever seen on this site. That said, it didn't give me the bonus point for it - I think the linking terms need to be expanded a bit. Cheers. (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15766: Thanks for the tip, I will bear it in mind for the next one. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15766: Great first grid - especially India (which I didn't get). A tip, don't enter plurals as answer... if you put state, it will accept states, but not the other way round. For example, you can put 'comed' and it will accept comedy/comedian/comedienne. Nice red herring with Scales, etc. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15766: Very enjoyable. Difficult though, I only got 4/10. The India group was genius. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15756: Nice grid. A couple of terms I have honestly never heard of, but still just about managed to get 10/10. Cheers. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #15763: Nice one! Couldn't quite separate the songs and films. (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #15761: Nice one! Thought the Als were Patricks but got lucky. (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15766: It's my first attempt so according to the guidelines I would have expected state to be accepted as I'd entered states as the answer, but animal was not a correct answer for the other group. Thanks for the feedback :-) (2 months ago)

ZBJ @ #15760: Excellent one. Stumped for a minute and then all came together. Agree with other comments. (2 months ago)

Zbj @ #15750: Nice one! (2 months ago)

Bob @ #15766: Ok grid, but I don't know what answers are expected to get some of the links. Didn't accept animal for the animal group, or state for the state group.. (2 months ago)

Bob @ #15769: Best grid I've tried in a while. Lots of overlap, and a great red herring threading its way through all the groups. Got all the groups but couldn't get the link for the last one due to obscure US confectionery that I've never heard of. (2 months ago)

Eddytiger @ #15770: I've tried to design this grid to be extra hard. I don't know how achievable it is, but I'm sure it'll be somewhat educational at the very least. (2 months ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15764: good but hard! (2 months ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15767: very clever indeed (2 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15764: Good puzzle! (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15757: Most of the complaints would go away if it weren't for the "guess the connection" system. It is nigh impossible to anticipate all the ways someone will phrase a correct answer, even if you go for verb stems and such. I have taken to playing the grid, shooting for 4/10, and then just saying my answers out loud and checking the intended answers, giving myself the points mentally if it seems close enough. It's not like there's a leaderboard or anything. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15763: Good one... the Rain group could also have G has an answer tho. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #15759: Good grid, very enjoyable. Though, to the disappointment of my juvenile self, Bell was in the wrong group. (2 months ago)

LVG Boxhead @ #15141: A very enjoyable grid - thanks. I disagree about the difficulty: the only group that is anywhere near easy is the 'shop' one. The vast majority of people will have no knowledge of Jabberwocky, nor will they be familiar with bowling terminology. Two of the horror authors (Jackson/Machen) are pretty obscure, making all three of these groups quite/very difficult for the average person (although admittedly they will be much easier for someone who is well read and also bowls). (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #15763: Nice grid, fun and well put together. Thanks! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15762: Not bad - eclectic mix. Personally, no chance of getting the Hollywood or Cabin Fever answers! I agree that Adams should have been accepted. And, my pedantic side would like to point out that there is no Murder to remove from Curtain! Thanks for setting. (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15760: Very good fun, and 10/10, woop! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15761: Good grid... the orchid line got me. What happened to Mrs W? Seems rather unfair after years of sterling service ;-) (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15760: Excellent... and I learnt a new word! 10/10, but enough about the grid to make you think. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15757: Thought this was OK... opted for clothing rather than shirt, but can live with that. Grugen has made a very fair point. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15756: Really liked this one - nicely done! (2 months ago)

lindy @ #15760: 10/10...great grid with good crossovers (2 months ago)

cheminion @ #15760: Excellent grid...plenty of cross overs and it gives you that "ahhh.." penny drop moment. Thanks (2 months ago)

cheminion @ #15762: I liked the links, but "murder" is not accepted for the christie/poirot group and "Adams" was not accepted for hitchhiker group. Shame Got me thinking though...thanks (2 months ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15760: Really enjoyed this one. Some good red herrings, tricky but doable. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #15757: You see, this is why I stopped making grids. Unfriendly, unhelpful butt hurt comments from people who didn't get all the answers. They imply they see themselves as superior to whoever set the grid they're criticising . It's not that easy compiling a grid and I'm grateful to those that do, imperfect as some may be. If this type of thing annoys some people so much, maybe it's not for them. If this was a face to face thing, they wouldn't be half as rude. (2 months ago)

Caz231231. @ #15758: 10/10 for me, nice and easy. (2 months ago)

Great grid. 10/10 for me. @ #15760: (2 months ago)

bob @ #15756: A bit easy, but some nice overlaps and red herrings. (2 months ago)

bob @ #15757: Rubbish! Finding the groups was trivial. Guessing what random words would fit the groups was pot luck. To quote Redkite - How is "onesie" a shirt (2 months ago)

Matty A @ #15760: 10/10, I liked it (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15755: Agree could only find "letch" in "urban dictionary"... (2 months ago)

The disappointed by this grid @ #4679: Great grid (NOT) (2 months ago)

Redkite @ #15737: Easy peasy but good! (2 months ago)

Redkite @ #15754: No variation at all - boring! (2 months ago)

Redkite @ #15754: (2 months ago)

Redkite @ #15754: No variation at all - boring! (2 months ago)

Redkite @ #15757: How is a 'onesie' a shirt?! (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15758: Good mix. Cheers. (2 months ago)

numpty @ #12078: never been to a red wedding (2 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15756: Nice - just hard enough to be fun :-) (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #15755: letch? (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15748: Not how you spell Lamborghini ,not that it matters that much. I'd probably tried a different group- for me, that was the weakest of th 4. Good fun overall, though the York group's an old friend 🙂 (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #15753: Thought i'd accidentally stumbled into the Telegraph cryptic crossword.......appreciate the effort, but there's a fine line between enjoyably tricky and impossible, and i fear you've crossed it with this one. (2 months ago)

Val Crow @ #15750: Good stuff, very entertaining. (2 months ago)

Adam Zapple @ #15753: Way beyond me- I'm only mortal. (2 months ago)

Kathy Tully @ #15748: you can't have incorrect for breeds of cattle on line one-that's what cows are but you also have the same breeds of bull- that's why it's cattle (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15749: So what is a brass... Oh, right :=) (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15749: Really good, thanks. (2 months ago)

Matt @ #15729: Since when was the cellar a room in Cluedo? (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15753: Way too cryptic for my brain... 1/10. Found the too tenuous in 3 minutes. (2 months ago)

Birdbrain @ #15749: Nice one. Especially liked the brass line (2 months ago)

Deja @ #15750: Liked the Shackle line. (2 months ago)

Birdbrain @ #15748: Who eats emu? (2 months ago)

Ban Ki-Moon @ #15752: Liked, rather than loved this grid. I have issues with categories that are "current ..." or "most recent ..." as that won't always be the case. Also, there wasn't very much on South Korea. (2 months ago)

haywood @ #15744: Good grid. Maybe be a little more open (UK tolerant) with the sneaker line: runners, running shoes, etc. (2 months ago)

haywood @ #15745: not accepting "engine" or "motor" for the diesel line is a pity. golf line is a killer with 6 possibilities, not being a golfer I've never herd of "hybrid" which could be anything (but ok, good crossover with engine/motor, if that had been accepted). Idem cheese, a bit random. (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15750: Excellent grid! (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15749: I thought of the beatles group when doing a different grid - you must have been inspired too! Like the brass-erie one, but couldn't get it! (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15740: Hard - the video game connection is a bit 'niche'! I really liked the A category! (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15741: hmm I'm not sure fluoride corrodes anyway? (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15744: I like the parts of songs ones - that had me foxed. Got all the others though! (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15745: Clever - pin would fit three of the four cheese answers too. I put power too for the train one - so close! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15748: Another good one - fairly straightforward but well put together. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15747: Enjoyed this - nicely put together. On a light-hearted note, I would question the inclusion of Racehorse in the group... good money after bad! hahaha ;-) (2 months ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15746: Some good cross-overs - a really tricky board! (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15741: Assume Floride (French for Florida) is supposed to be fluoride? This seems a pretty weak connection... wind doesn't corrode, it erodes and lemons seems to be stretching it a bit. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15742: Good one! Tough but nicely done (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15743: 3 of the groups work. However, the Billy Goat group is just wrong... a Billy Goat is ... erm... a GOAT! As is a Kid. Goats and sheep are different species. Merino is a breed of sheep, so the only one that actually fits your solution is Ram. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15744: well constructed. Not heard of lights out or bull in this context before. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15745: Shame it didn't accept engine power, but otherwise good grid (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15746: You totally bamboozled me with this one... fine grid, but I just couldn't see the connections. I admit defeat! (2 months ago)

Benny Fishall @ #15743: Oh! I must be out of tune with puzzling like this. Could not fathom it, even when presented with the solution. (2 months ago)

Wanda Doff @ #15742: Clever ideas, well constructed. (2 months ago)

Rick Shaw @ #15741: Tough, but fun! (2 months ago)

Stan Dalone @ #15740: Very difficult, I failed to complete it. (2 months ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #15739: Oh! too tough for me. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15746: Well, there are 7 things that fit into one category here. Not all of those were intentional. I try never to have more than 5 or 6. Good luck. (2 months ago)

Simon @ #15587: Hello Lindy, have you got any secret houses (2 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15744: V good (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15744: Interesting crossovers. I've not heard the "lights out" connection before. (2 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15745: This is nothing to do with the grid I'm afraid (which was a good challenge, cheers) but the game stopped and told me after about 40 seconds that time was up, then left me to fill in the answers while it continued counting down but from "-2:45" etc (with a minus at the front). Even now the timer keeps resetting and is currently on "-5:44" Not sure if something's gone wonky with my device but just throwing a heads up out there for any passing admins (2 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15741: Good puzzle! (2 months ago)

Pogglefish @ #15738: Knightmare was a 1980’s/early 1990’s children’s TV show (2 months ago)

The Truth @ #13689: Lame. Too easy. (2 months ago)

NW6 @ #13691: Is this the best NW5 has to offer? So disappointing. You're not even in our league. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15738: Nice idea, lacking in execution. When things overlap to this degree, you'd be much better off making the connections as precise as possible (like "all can be suffixed with 'night'"). (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15737: I had to do some Google sleuthing to figure out what "Half of status quo" was alluding to. After finding it, I think that clue needs quite a bit of work; the capitalization does matter, and without "song" or something it's just not cluing that at all. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15733: Nice shadow group. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #15731: Fun. S/PDIF threw me because I've only ever seen that on a TOSLINK connection, which is black. Now that I've looked it up I see what you were going for; might be regional. (2 months ago)

K @ #7062: Got there in the end but the captains were bit tricky (2 months ago)

DH @ #15698: Yeah two famous Austrian Strauss's Johann Jr and Johann Sr and also one famous German, Richard. Rough (2 months ago)

K @ #6140: Bit easy (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15739: Well yes, I'd have gone for Ringo too.... Actually got the other 3 groups after they were revealed but only by giving myself.extra time to.do.so. So it wasn't the most fiendish ever. However I have always found my puzzles are rated harder than I had expected them to be (2 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15739: I apologise - that admittedly rather opaque clue was intended to raise a small smile once revealed, but clearly I miscalculated and have instead brought nothing but ire to your day :( hopefully We Can Work It Out (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15739: (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15739: What Mister Tom said! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15739: I wonder if you would care to, just as a mental exercise, see if you can envisage how someone coming to this cold can make the leap from "baby foodie" to "dingo". . . Me neither. Quite whether there were many crossovers I'm not sure. I Know there's a George ford: is there also a John clairvoyant Octopus? (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15738: Agree with everything below... and KnightMare? Assuming that the Mare group is supposed to be singular. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15732: its a before OR after clue. Don't like those personally (2 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #15728: It's not the same playing puzz on your own :( (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15729: Good, as always! (2 months ago)

Timo @ #15728: Great puzz, Brett you are my hero (2 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15737: good grid, 5/10, call me thick but still not getting half of status quo - down, (2 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15737: I spent longer than I'd care to admit trying to work out which other squares "Rick Parfitt" could apply to (2 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15738: Might have been a typo when entering the solution, but not sure if I really get the difference between one group marked "... Knights ..." and the other group marked "... Knights ..."? Could not all those answers just be completely interchangeable? Liked the idea of the grid all in all, though! (2 months ago)

Phil @ #15738: Knights mare????? poor effort (2 months ago)

Hubby @ #15737: Almost got stuck on the "wind" category as you used a homograph which was tricky - pleasant grid! (2 months ago)

O.K.Corral @ #15733: Tough, but fair! (2 months ago)

Jim Karna @ #15736: Lots of fun, thanks. (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15737: Love it, thanks. (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15737: Excellent gridding, very clever. I was getting there, but ran out of time. (2 months ago)

Anna Dapter @ #15738: Confusing, puzzling, great and awful all mixed together. Should work, but does it? not sure! (2 months ago)

HJGB @ #15732: I didn't understand windwood... is it windward? (2 months ago)

Squiggle @ #15736: Nice idea, but very easy. (2 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15738: It's nice to see that the police officer from 'allo 'allo is still up and running. (2 months ago)

It said select the rabbit but I choose the otter @ #15738: Night and Nights groups ok but there shouldnt't be 2 groups which both have the answer ...knights... Assume Jedi group answer was ...knight... but jedi knight/knights not great as both are perfectly valid and knightmare if eferring to the 80's/90's TV show dhould say so in the answer as is a bit obscure esp if you ween't a kid in the uk at that time (2 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15738: If you enter "Knights" for all groups then this is sufficient as a valid connection? (2 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15731: Fun and easy - after I stopped trying to put AV connectors into one group. ;-) (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15738: I enjoyed that. Bit easy to get 10/10 once the penny drops about what's going on with the theme of the grid but these thematic ones are more enjoyable. Cheers (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15736: Nice variety of contexts but needed more (Some?) crossovers (2 months ago)

Felix @ #15551: Ciao bella (2 months ago)

RBR45 @ #15736: quite easy once you find 1 or 2 words- no real crossovers to complicate things. Enjoyable. (2 months ago)

Me @ #7582: Enjoyed this (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15732: Cube isn't one of the options (2 months ago)

Drift @ #583: (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #15736: Easy but a fun concept and a bit different toost grids. Cheers. (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #15736: Very good, thanks. (2 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15729: Got them all except the Goose group. (2 months ago)

Joe @ #15731: Easy but good (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15703: Rule 1: if you're sure X has to be in group Y.... it probably isn't 😁 (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Matt @ #15687: Michael Scarn - wow I didn't know that, thank you (2 months 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. (2 months ago)

Brandon @ #15717: Terrific. (2 months ago)

Brandon @ #15721: Liquid not an acceptable answer? (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15695: Yeah, this one was way too hard. Was figuring a few things out. Thanks for playing, all the same! (2 months 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! (2 months ago)

David @ #74: What happened in this review section? (2 months ago)

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

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

Jon @ #14435: Good. Deducting points for Tyger not on though (2 months ago)

emerytemate @ #15720: Good job. (2 months 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 months ago)

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

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

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

Andy P @ #15711: Haha. Good. :-) (2 months ago)

Mrs Davis @ #14241: You're a dumb cunt Peter (2 months ago)

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

JonBob @ #15716: Lovely. (2 months ago)

Chris @ #15716: best grid i've done in ages (2 months ago)

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

Andy P @ #15698: Cheers mate :-) (2 months ago)

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

Brandon @ #15710: 10/10 Bloody legend. (2 months ago)

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

Brandon @ #15716: Rate got me good. (2 months 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 months ago)

Nicola @ #15699: (2 months ago)

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

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

Caz231231 @ #15716: Clever grid, well done. (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15706: I'm ecstatic I don't know lyrics by Black Lace (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15711: Good grid - very challenging due to the Not line. Enjoyed (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15710: 7/10... I've never done that to an Easter Egg tho ;-) (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

Brandon @ #6692: QWERTY was, for some reason, so bloody difficult. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15710: Very clever. Scored 4/10 but it should have probably been higher. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15710: Yeah I enjoy. 6/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15707: V-Wing and V-Ship are not common. Score is not a unit of time. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15709: ButterWeed and ButterFish??? Those are made up word. Worst grid ever (2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15706: Seems really niche to me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15698: Ha, first one of yours I've smashed Andy. Within the minute. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15703: @Thinks Twice... you fell for my evil ruse!!! hahaha! I used ELP in its other context this week. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15702: Very hard, but I laughed out loud at "Elvis" after I saw the answer. (2 months, 1 week ago)

numpty @ #14125: a bee stings (2 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15654: Not hard but lots of fun. (2 months, 1 week 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. :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Archie Peligo @ #15702: Sorry, I found this too tricky. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Archie Peligo @ #15703: Good grid, well put together. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brandon @ #5633: This is legitimately brilliant. (2 months, 1 week 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 :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15693: Yeah, a fun easy-ish group, let down by the Dip group and the unintentional clues because of capitalization. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15691: Citation needed on "Green," I think. Otherwise a very fun grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15701: That was brutal. Worked really hard for 3/10. The Kumars line was genius, though. Well played. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15695: Spanish verb!!! Really??? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15700: Rubbish (2 months, 1 week ago)

Michael Scarn @ #15687: Just a minor quibble: Scranton isn't fictional. Good grid though. (2 months, 1 week 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 :-). (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15698: :). Touche' (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kirstie @ #15681: Clearly not a PuzzGrid pro like me Abi (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15698: Whichever one was German. (2 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15683: just the right level of difficulty. Like the reference to ELP ! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

abbie and millie @ #15698: (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15698: Richard or Johann? Because one was Austrian.....??? (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15698: Oooh, such a stickler! 7/10 but I admire your pedantry ;-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15695: Found this one really difficult - failed to find an initial 'way in'. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15691: Very nice! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15693: Had potential. Try to be consistent with use of capitals :-) (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15696: An interesting one - I somehow squeaked a 10 but more by luck than by judgment. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15686: Yep Lenin died natural causes (stroke), Trotsky "...got an icepick that made his ears burn" (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15683: top grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15681: 7/10 - Same as Andy and Only - I was stuck in the muck. Good fun grid. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #15683: really good one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #15693: They are also homophones Sea, See/eye high/bee be?pea pee (2 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15693: they all rhyme? you just let yourself down with that one. other than that you were on for a decent grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15693: Good, but "ends in ip" should surely have been allowed (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15683: Well I got it so can't complain6too much (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGopher @ #15688: Hahaha! Keep ‘em coming Mr T... determined to get 10 on one of these (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15686: Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15686: In retrospect I think I was confusing Lenin with Trotsky. Bit of a blunder there, sorry folks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15681: 8/10. I failed to see through the Muck. But it's a good connection. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15686: Yes I liked the 'Under' connection also. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ariadne @ #15671: Excellent grid. But then I’d say that cis I got 10/10! Lovely, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15686: Lenin Survived assassination attempts but I don't think died from one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Brandon @ #15689: One of the best quizes on here. (2 months, 1 week ago)

izabelle @ #15674: i enjoyed doing this one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Abi Cooper @ #15681: It was too hard and confusing. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15688: Of course you did. Sorry, should have picked those up. Pass the KY. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15686: Solved with only 3 seconds left. Under is cheeky... love it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15687: Very good. Decent crossovers made a tricky challenge. 10/10 with 21 seconds to go! (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15683: MY KIND OF GRID, LOVE IT (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15683: Thanks. Nice execution of the idea- difficulty felt right and good variety. Should be +S though? (2 months, 1 week ago)

bluetruck @ #15681: good one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15683: Nice concept for a grid. Tough though, scored 4/10. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15682: Good crossovers, tricky, scored 5/10. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15681: Very nice, scored 7/10, missing the Muck connection. Cheers mate. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15682: Very enjoyable... crossovers and a red herring. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15676: I only scored 3, but I love your grids, they are a real mental challenge. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicky @ #352: Good one? (2 months, 1 week ago)

gay @ #350: this is a pretty good gay (2 months, 1 week ago)

gay @ #349: I wish i could give this no gays out of ten (2 months, 1 week ago)

usa, not uk @ #332: The prime minister row is fictional prime ministers from US shows. (2 months, 1 week ago)

gay @ #15677: gay (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15665: The shadow monster defeated me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15677: Just resubmitting a corrected form of #15646 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #15456: No footnotes on the audio books, that's my excuse (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15674: monster not good enough (2 months, 1 week ago)

ArthurC @ #15675: This was my first grid, any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15674: Nice way to end the day 10/10. Thanks ET. (2 months, 1 week ago)

D.Trump @ #15051: You tried to be a smartarse and made yourself look a cunt. You cunt. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15671: Drink! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15657: @Lebamski: He's illiterate, I'd say that bears quite a weight on it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15674: Huzzah! Not my fault then I guess.. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15674: 10/10... good grid, some nice crossovers. I also put alcoholic drinks, but was given correct! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15674: That's because I was after the fact that they were all spirits, not just alcohol drinks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andrew J @ #15674: I guessed 'alcoholic drinks' and it was determined incorrect :) (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15672: 3. Tough stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15673: I like it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lucy @ #5552: The Bond villains really threw me. So many red herrings. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lucy @ #3456: Sensationally good. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lucy @ #2661: 10/10. Fantastic board! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15673: i'd prefer "eclectic" to "Obscure".....lol (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15654: Required thinking but a relatively straightforward 10/10. A lot of fun. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15673: Nice grid, good mix of content, albeit obscure. Struggled to 5/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

a person @ #15323: come on fornite? What are you every other person? (2 months, 1 week ago)

logan @ #2475: it is very easy if you have never played it before (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15672: Loved it, although a miserable 4/10....some clever ideas here (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15672: Difficult, but very clever and some enjoyable clues. I particularly enjoyed the Cat Stevens group. Scored 4/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15664: Praise indeed Aetees, Obrigado (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15671: Spotting the Father Ted connection immediately made this much easier. A nice enjoyable grid though. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week 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"? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mrs B @ #15671: This was really hard espeically with including 2 false groups. Kept to find magic roundabout and synonyms for grass up. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

matty mungbean @ #15671: good grid, somehow got the groups ??, 5/10 (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lyndon @ #15659: stupid - too obscure (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15670: Yep. Clever spelling connection. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15664: Would like to have scraped 4/10. Nice Grid. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15664: Fair play :-) I too have some very American clues in grid 15662. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15664: Oh i'm a Brit, just like to mix it up a bit...cheers for the comments (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15664: Nice grid for Americans. Not so good for Brits, haha. Scraped a 4/10. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Smiffy @ #15658: Too hard, Verging on impossible (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15657: Nice one. Enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Smiffy @ #15628: Tricky......good crossovers 7/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

zactudor @ #8387: Loved it! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15658: Virtually impossible for me! Liked the false Beatles group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15657: Truly awful. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15659: The dead line straight away then 3 zeros (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #15649: A whelk is not a bivalve ! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15659: Waaaaaaay too niche dude, nice, but very specific knowledge needed (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Samaridan19 @ #15650: Very creative. Loved this grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #15657: Those well known singers Sir RIng Starr and Sir Cliff Richatd (2 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15657: Shame about the spelling! :( (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15652: I@ Lebamski: I know what _Reggae_ is... 😝 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15649: Indeed. Or Fleet... (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15639: Great grid, though I too did not notice your nervous tic. (2 months, 1 week 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? (2 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15644: a good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sickman @ #15639: Hit up my snapchat: t.newman4 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15655: @Lebamski, I'm trying but this guy is very rude. He attacked me first. (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15653: Good challenge, nicely constructed. Got the darwin group, but just couldn't see the board group. Kicking myself! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15650: Like this a lot... nice construction :-) (2 months, 1 week 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? (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15648: Good grid, but 2 categories our of my knowledge zone (my issue, not the grid's). 6/10 :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15644: Up to your usual high standard! Rovers definitely 'gets the point'. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15656: Nice one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15649: Found it strange it didn't accept shell fish, otherwise good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15634: @Lebamski... my bad and I apologise. I put in 'woodwork tool' but had failed to just put woodwork. 10/10 :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15654: I always enjoy grids that are a bit different and this was no exception. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15650: Nice ideas. The mixed style of clues made this quite challenging. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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"... (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Deja @ #15609: Liked the "mind" line. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15655: Good grid. Dark subject matter. Anagrams had me stumped. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sue B @ #8094: A nice one to start for the students. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15655: Heh, you may have had something of an advantage in this one Andy. Still, 27 seconds. Pretty poor Jimmy... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15653: Nice mixed bag, scored 6/10. Cheers. The Darwin line is a bit specific. (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15614: 2/10 fiendish (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15650: fantastic. Even a riddle in 'See in the playground' (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15654: really good (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15642: Not sure about 'repair' being something unique or linked to wheels. Otherwise great (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15653: Drawing breath. Like it :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15655: Fun but a bit easy, scored 10/10 in 27 seconds. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15655: That is how it's done Eddy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andyvic1 @ #15654: Links easier than wall (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #4750: Briefly fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15652: Wow, unnecessary. Let's see how amazing yours are then. (2 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15486: Good grid, had me stumped though. Like the odyssey red herrring. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15652: Ha, can't believe you put the same answer twice you goofball. What a goofball. Amateurs... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15652: Oh Bob Saget! The second Buffalo was supposed to be Kickapoo. Suppose it didn't hurt too much tho... (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15654: could do with some crossovers, but ok otherwise (2 months, 1 week ago)

joel @ #14043: Didnt accept painters for the top one or prime ministers for the second one. Bit of a joke (2 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #13914: agree with previous comments. (2 months, 1 week 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!!!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15648: Gerard Butler caught me out too. Nice grid...thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15653: Excellent. Wolfson group got me. Loadsacrossovers. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15652: Good mix of content. Scored 5/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

Only Me @ #15651: Nice one. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15652: That was fun, despite the double buffalo. T or Cs was a new one on me. Thanks (2 months, 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. (2 months, 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #15639: fun particularly the tics (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15648: Yeah, thought that might be the link that stops people getting 10/10. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15648: Not heard of ANY of the Gerard Butler roles. 7/10. Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13303: Didn't accept Volkswagon - give over! (2 months, 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15644: 10/10. Very enjoyable, thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15642: Nice. Really liked the wheel line. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15644: "Mentioning Rovers is necessary to get the point" ...and yet "Rovers" doesn't get the point! (2 months, 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? (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15644: a good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15638: However, the Carter group was very clever. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: However you might enjoy #15189 :-) (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15644: Ahhhh 10/10. Thank You. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15639: 7/10, no prizes for guessing what line I missed too. Haha. Cheers JS. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15642: Nice one. Enjoyable variety of topics. Got 7/10 after not being able to identify the Spin line. Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15642: Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #13981: another annoying alleged answer. I was WRONG saying 'ice cream'. the correct answer is 'ice-cream'!!!!!!!!!!!! for goodness sake....!!! (2 months, 1 week 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! (2 months, 1 week 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!!!!! (2 months, 1 week 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. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bye Bhuh @ #15512: two vowels... booooooooo (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15634: Great grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15637: Diamond could swap with ruby or sapphire, so there isn't a unique solution... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15633: Same as bonehead. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15634: Great fun. 10/10 a rare event for me these days. Thanks for setting. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15639: Yeah the tics evaded me also. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15639: All but the tics for me (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

beth @ #4155: got all right! very proud :) (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GeorgeBushJnr @ #15628: Great grid, a little tricky on the definitions but enjoyed immensely (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

kittymcg @ #15503: Loved this one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15623: Nice false ABBA songs group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Iconoclast @ #11: Not a valid grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15621: got it - very pleased with myself as a good challenge x (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #6833: Excellent! (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15623: Excellent gridding! Well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15621: Got it. 3 seconds left. Ahhhhhhhhh. A cup of tea. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15620: Hmmmm. Agree with Lyndon. Let's see if anyone owns up to getting 10/10. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #15613: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #15613: Hard! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tim @ #15615: Who is the best Lord? Lord of the rings, of the dance, or of the flies? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15615: Enjoyable grid, thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #15620: Ridiculous - so obscure (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15622: Good one. Get-able, but not by me :( (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15621: Novel idea, a little easy, but different....liked it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15621: Novel idea, a little easy, but different....liked it (2 months, 2 weeks 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!) (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15621: Interesting grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15623: a bit mean to have 6 palindromes, though through trial and error I got them. the partridge connection is rather specialist (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dude @ #13412: Abba not accepted, station not accepted. FFS (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15621: Good fun (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #15357: Best grid for ages 10/10 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15609: Nice! :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15614: Never heard the boy's name 'Eli' :( (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15616: Language Timothy!! :( (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kennith409 @ #15622: Tricky but I got it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #15616: I can't believe how badly you've fucked up here. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15614: Truly fiendish... 0/10 (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bluetruck @ #15616: If you can't handle the heat... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bluetruck @ #15615: Good one (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #11691: reasonably challenging for non-German solvers. Still, 10/10 - needed some crossovers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15614: Did not enjoy. "American" can precede almost anything. Qwerty link too obscure. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15612: JonBob... thank you!!! I did not know that. I shall refrain in future :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15612: Grids break if you put double quotes in the words. I've submitted a bug report. (2 months, 2 weeks 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! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15615: Not 100% convinced that "time" fits with the other three. Otherwise excellent (though regional knowledge let me down to an extent). (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15613: Crikey 1/10. Saved by Wax. (2 months, 2 weeks 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) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15615: Enjoyed that. Didn't get the 'Manor' row connection, but it's a good one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15612: another one that fails to work! so frustrating (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jn @ #15609: I like this one, completely failed in completing it though. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

poop @ #13420: poop poop poop poop poop poop (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15606: 10/10 in 17 seconds! Throwing a few crossovers in would increase the challenge. Thanks for setting :-) (2 months, 2 weeks 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! ;-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15601: ... but here, expecting the specific word is fair enough though (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bluetruck @ #15601: Didn't accept 'ships', which seems a tad harsh (especially as it scuppered my 10/10), but otherwise an enjoyable grid (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ne @ #7392: I typed in mint and got incorrect (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15601: Nice grid, 7/10 because i couldn't correctly define a group, but well set. Enjoyed it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ANTHONY @ #15594: A GOOD GRID (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RogerRabbit @ #15440: Really liked this, one of the best i've done for a while (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15597: Never heard of heat in this context - looked it up! I doubt many will solve the Grind group. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15596: didn't accept first or late :-( (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14282: ways to cross water not accepted ..... grrrr also agree - what has brian ferry got to do with river crossing!? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #721: An oldie but a goodie. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15592: I struggled - saw 3 connections but just couldn't get the groups. had no chance with the Newport group... (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14371: agree with 666 (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nick @ #15583: Wouldn't accept rabbit (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15596: 2 Openings.... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15594: Good stuff! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15594: nice one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15590: Nice and easy with reasonable crossovers. Fun! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15523: Lemon squeezy except for the Almost line. Would anyone ever get that? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15526: Interesting grid. Lost too much time figuring out "world" (6 variations). Peace/peas a bit of a stretch though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15527: 7/10 didn't know the Chryslers. Good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14384: This time i was correct when the connection had no bearing on my answer! Wow! Other way round usually... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15591: Nicely confusing. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15592: People from England will also struggle with this one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #13899: Phrases that mean man in them???? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #13899: Phrases that mean man in them???? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #15526: Really hard but good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #15583: Rabbit should be acceptable (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #8441: Deadly! (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks 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. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15592: people not from England will struggle with this one. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Furs Neym @ #3712: I didn't get the SI units one, but I thought it was very clever (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Furs Neym @ #184: Tried guessing "cartoon" in the animated movie section, and was marked incorrect. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bonehead @ #15572: lucky to get 1. hardest yet. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #7062: Captain Jack is a great red herring. As are Haddock and Mullet. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #8403: Wrote dance instead of dances. I hate losing a point for stuff like that. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #8355: Excellent work with McCartney. Such fun discovering the pan questions. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14850: football terms are not prefixes - think they are suffixes, or words that come after the town/city football team (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15575: Fun grid, though the Elrond link is specialist. 7/10 for me. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15571: I particularly liked the measurements group (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15568: Burden group.fine imo. Less keen on "The". Sticky better? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: I'm thinking of the High Laurie character, Doctor House. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only Me @ #15555: Tough, but educational. Thanks. BTW over here (in the UK), xxxx Peas are called mangetout. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #98: Good, but it should be 'Sol' And 're'. For a musical scale AKA. Solfege (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #6140: Brilliant grid, but it was very easy. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15544: Very good grid- thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15553: That is much too harsh. It was very tricky though, 0/10 for me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #15528: Harrowgate is a village in Durham i believe - Harrogate is the Yorkshire town. can it be changed? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15551: Easy but enjoyable. Some nice crossovers. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

AndyAkeko @ #15515: The Richards category requires multiple levels of knowledge, so it probably requires something less generic than Richards. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15551: a good fun grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15553: Worst grid ever (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15551: Easy but nice to do. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Westing1992 @ #15526: Homonyms/homophones should be accepted as answers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Damion @ #15242: First time playing, fun! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LB @ #15545: Body parts not allowed? (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

LB @ #15549: What's Timmy time??? :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Becky @ #15242: Fun grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15544: Loved it... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

eva @ #6140: I typed in the proper answers but they weren't accepted because they were worded differently (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #7062: Mullet and Jack nice red herrings, looking back on it it was easier than I first thought but still great (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #8355: Nice use of wings (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #2297: Best one I've seen! (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #186: Good stuff, wasted my last life on Fly-weight >_ (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #15548: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #15549: Is "drupe" allowed for the stone fruits one? Some cleverclogs is going to try it... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #583: "remote" or "remote control" should be part of the link for the buttons (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tex Tile @ #15550: Good fun! (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15523: Never in a million years would have seen the forty one! XD (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15549: those clothes are all worn on extremities...….. Ah Timmy Time! (whaaaaaa?) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15529: Oof. Rough! Brilliant though! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15546: Good, but really difficult!!! Thank you! (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #15545: synonym as answer pls (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only One @ #2035: Really fucking terrible. You cunt. (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cordova @ #15542: It's Curtin not Curtain for the former PM (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15531: Yeay The Legend of Zelda reference!!!! :D (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15542: No "Clergy" accepted?! :( (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15543: Very nice. Didn't get the IT group., which was ingenious (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15543: Luther is a BRITISH crime drama...: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_(TV_series) (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15536: There was me looking for rugby league, damnit... I didn't think the industrial group.added much TBH (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15544: A very challenging grid, but very enjoyable. Kicking myself over missing the "Coffee" connection. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15545: Managed all four groups but only two connections. Kicking myself for not spotting the "Braveheart" connection. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jules @ #14418: Very easy for Austalians (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15541: 7/10. Found this reasonably straightforward but couldn't get the legend connection (not a fan!). Well put together grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15543: Excellent. Loved the 'Love' line! only 7 as Monday morning brain couldn't grasp the It connection. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15543: Difficult grid, but very enjoyable! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nice @ #15544: good wall! i thought of grandfather paradox but didnt go with it :/ (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15540: excellent (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #609: Pretty bollocks grid to be honest (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #412: Wrestling is shite and so is your board (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15541: Very tough. Only got 2/10, no prizes for guessing which one. Cheers though. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #459: Comic bollocks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #463: Got genesis, metallica and pink floyd, but not the VERY specific link between the revelations set. Try harder. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #215: You're a cunt. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15538: Veibe? That's me trying to write "being" on my phone at night in bed. Jeez. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5779: 5/10 this one made some angry, I applaud the out of box thinking. Not bad............ (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

kittymcg @ #15538: Good fun :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15528: googled further - and was spelled Harrowgate in the past - apologise x (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15528: Harrowgate is spelled Harrogate - very tough grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15529: Glad I like the fizzy stuff xx (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15528: Oof. Might as well be "four people who have never been in my kitchen." (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

zac tudor @ #10711: Brilliant (2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #15526: PEACE and Please are not prononcée the same (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15530: Poor. Submitting the same word twice invalidates the grid (2 months, 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sqiggle @ #15431: What's the problem? A really good grid. Well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15532: Clever, but far beyond my capability. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Carol @ #15049: no book called wisdom in the bible (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Avery @ #15518: I typed in the word portmonteaus ughhhhh (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Avery @ #15526: So I wrote "homophones" for the first one and "world _" for the second one and still got no points. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #15518: Im not sure how 'Pakistan' Is a portmanteau, but other than that, pretty good. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15523: 10/10. Very enjoyable, thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15526: Really enjoyed this one. Thank you. I'll forgive the peas ;-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only One @ #8822: This grid is the work of a superior idiot. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matthew @ #15236: I disney know my Disney (2 months, 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 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15531: Doctors eventually then nothing (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15532: Bible one straight away then ziltch .hard one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15530: Cheers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DorianGray @ #15532: Please leave constructive criticism :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15531: Hi Link99, thanks for reworking this. I had to look up the Ocarina connection. Nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15526: Really good grid, well done (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15523: 8/10 enjoyable. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15521: it didn't take Microsoft office (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15509: 10/10 straightforward. no tricks. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15530: I fixed it, the corrected version is Grid #15531. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15530: Thanks for pointing that out, I'll submit the corrected grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

whirligig231 @ #15509: For the record, "Remington" has one M. Otherwise, a great grid; the "scand" category was genius! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Carol @ #15095: fantasy characters - no explanation of connections!!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15529: (I'll try again). Nice one, with a bit of World Cup thrown in. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15529: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Joe @ #15529: Not good (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15520: Nothing wrong with erring on the side of generosity (a dangerous statement, I know). Nice herring, which did for me (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Endpapee @ #15526: True but it’s such a common dad-joke pun it was easy enough to spot... enjoyed the different stresses group! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15522: It's a well known symptom of a lack of proof reading. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nope @ #15522: what's a tennis table bat? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nope @ #15526: peace doesn't sound like peas in any accent (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #3851: You fucking idiot, huffy. What even is the point of you? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #3863: You piece of shit, bennie (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15516: 3 good lines not sure about the death one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

oncon:) @ #15525: Please give constructive criticism and tell me what you think :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #15522: nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15523: Fun fact: Forty is the only number that has the property shared by the items in the "Forty" group. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lebamski @ #15506: A good amount of crossovers make sorting the groups a challenge. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks 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. (2 months, 3 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15519: Straightforward but with enough challenge and some nice crossovers. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jim Karna @ #15508: Points made are valid, but still a very good grid. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

flame @ #15518: Give me feedback! Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks 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). (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

James @ #15482: A perfect mix of fun and challenging. This might be my favorite so far. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

SPP @ #15188: This was gay and not the good gay (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15512: Two different consecutive vowels, eh? Could kick myself for not seeing that. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15514: This may seem familiar: I corrected the egregious mistake from a few pages back... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15500: Really? Must be tough looking at the front page of your newspaper in the morning. There is a reason for it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15513: Uk specific knowledge required... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Dude @ #13485: Really enjoyed it (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15508: Good however you can stroke with your hand (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

LB @ #15506: I always thought before was pre.....as in prenuptial, prenatal etc?? (2 months, 4 weeks 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 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15500: ALL CAPS IS ANNOYING (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15509: Not hard to sort out due to the lack of crossovers, but the "Sod" connection escaped me. Lovely. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Natalie Tern-Doubt @ #15504: That was good, but very tough. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #69: Easy groups, tricky connections. Bit harsh to not accept rock for the metal genres. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orelinde @ #11533: Park Lane is purple, but it was so clever let's ignore that... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15506: 4/10 for the links. Spotted three groups from the start but couldn't find all the members. Cheers. (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15498: Loved it. "Bonzo" let me into that group, and "Bowling Alley" was actually my in to the "Sewing Kit" group. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15494: A shame about the typo, but other than that a well constructed and challenging grid. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15503: Cheers for comments. Agree with you on that one, in fairness, Orlando. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15487: Agree with the "Horse" and "Police" quibbles, which could have been easily resolved. Otherwise an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15505: Completed defeated by this grid, but very well put together. Thanks! (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15503: A rare 10/10, a bit of guess on the Victoria line though. Excellent grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15505: Agree... actually all but the Nelson line require pretty specialist knowledge! (2 months, 4 weeks 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 :-) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15503: Thoroughly enjoyed this one! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15501: Easy, but fun. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15505: Easy? The last line is a massively obscure piece of info, and one line requires very specific knowledge (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15503: Excellent. Very well put together. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15456: Fair enough. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15479: Explanations are incomprehensible (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15503: Top quality. It's harder than it looks to find a convincing crossover for every line (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15503: Good gridding. Butterfly isn't obscure IMO. (2 months, 4 weeks 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 (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15500: Perfectly playable, and most enjoyable. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15499: Easy, but fun, but easy, but fun. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. :-) (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #15498: "synonym" acceptable? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Roxanna @ #2059: casino casino games casino games casino online casino (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15500: There aren't any crossovers at all, just a false group. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15499: sun, moon...…. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15500: Far too many crossovers to be playable. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

You @ #600: Go fuck yourself (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15498: Entertaining grid. Mostly baffled by it. Very tricky herrings. Liked the consternation link. Didn't see it though. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15488: (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15493: Reverse Ditto, as this will be above the others (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15498: 4/10 some clever ones here. (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15494: Nice grid, thanks, didn't get the National bit and missed the Typo :-) (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15493: FirstGofer, I hear you! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

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

Rose Taylor @ #15494: There is a typo, sorry! Louis should be Louise. (2 months, 4 weeks 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. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15489: Really liked it, though I'm skeptical of "gross" fitting its group. (2 months, 4 weeks 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? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #15486: This would be a great grid but I feel that the "Side" group has some tenuous answers. Otherwise fantastic (2 months, 4 weeks 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! :-) (2 months, 4 weeks 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! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

smorltork @ #15455: Elegant and appropriately challenging. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15489: Great fun. Well constructed and clever. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Diane @ #7378: Netune should be neptune (3 months ago)

Diane @ #13055: Needs exact wording for connections (3 months 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 months ago)

Only Me @ #15489: Nicely challenging. (3 months 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 months ago)

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

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

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

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

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

anon @ #15480: Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a man (3 months 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 months 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 months ago)

Only Me @ #15487: 2/10 Hmmm tricky one for me. (3 months ago)

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

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

FirstGofer @ #15485: Clever and fun. Thanks! (3 months ago)

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

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

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

DoubleHappy @ #15481: great grid (3 months 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 months ago)

duckling drama @ #15480: Snape is in Suffolk... (3 months ago)

Ant Guy @ #566: Proper good one that one (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15468: Good wall pal! (3 months ago)

Fiddy @ #15480: Sydney suburbs? (3 months ago)

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

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

Grumpy @ #525: I said maps. You prick. (3 months ago)

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

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

Omegaman @ #15272: Very good grid and no specialist knowledge needed. (3 months ago)

Head Teacher @ #15143: Chill! (3 months ago)

Head Teacher @ #15140: A* (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15481: Agreed. Good one! (3 months ago)

LB @ #15466: Too frustrating to be enjoyable for me :( (3 months ago)

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

FirstGofer @ #15481: Excellent. Very excellent! (3 months ago)

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

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

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

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

Kirstie @ #15455: Good for you FirstGofer (3 months ago)

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

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

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

@urbanbaboon @ #15461: 10/10 harder than my score shows. Your effort and thought is evident. (3 months 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 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15267: Bladed weapons = swords (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15462: Same comment as Ricky! (3 months ago)

#party @ #15462: Sea also good fun tho (3 months ago)

Bert @ #15121: Poor Poly (3 months 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 months ago)

Donald Trump @ #15439: need to sort out the answers... (3 months ago)

Donald Trump @ #15448: Loved it - my favourite wall so far! just missed out on 10/10 (3 months ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15443: too easy... (3 months ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15456: not for me (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15462: Yep, enjoyed it. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15462: Yep, enjoyed it. Thanks. (3 months ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15456: nice (3 months ago)

Ricky @ #15462: Nice crossovers; my biggest issue is that "sea creatures" wasn't accepted for the Spongebob characters row. (3 months ago)

zac tudor @ #15436: Not a good board Oregano is a herb, the 50% water link is terrible (3 months ago)

Ricky @ #15460: Good categories, with some tricky red herrings; this one was extremely difficult. (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15460: messed up the Daytona explanation...you probably know anyway (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15440: 5/10 Good Board the equivalency line relation is invisible if you have American eyes. It made me laugh at myself. (3 months ago)

Huw @ #7677: His name is Hawkin rather than Hawkins (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15452: 10/10...takes a few leaps of faith to do it. fun to play. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

David @ #68: Is Sangria a colour tho? (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

She Dog @ #15458: Really fun! (3 months ago)

Sqiiggle @ #15445: Clever grid. Well done. (3 months ago)

Orlando @ #15455: Thought I was doing pretty well till I got to the fiendish Snoopy link. 7/10. (3 months ago)

Dude @ #13554: Agree with comments re underground - too specific (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15453: 5/10. Playable, tougher if not UK resident. (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15454: Trying to figure out how to make an easy grid, without being boring. (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15452: Simple enough once you spot the pattern, which I didn't until the end. Thanks for posting. (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15442: Gah - didn't recognise Robert. A deceptively simple grid with tons of potential groups and crossovers. Nice one! (3 months 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 ... (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15448: This was a fun one, thanks. Resolved itself quickly once I'd twigged to the theme (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15448: This was a fun one, thanks. Resolved itself quickly once I'd twigged to the theme (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15451: Excellent, and not just because I managed a rare tenner on one of your walls ;) The V crossover is clever. (3 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15449: Very tough but I liked it. Managed the garlicky group but none of the others. Thanks for setting! (3 months 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 (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15452: Very nice. (3 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15451: "Hawaii five O" comes from the fact that Hawaii is the fiftieth state. (3 months ago)

Scoobydont @ #3712: Crackin’ (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15451: 10/10 Thanks. (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15317: Great fun. Thank you (3 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #15449: I agree with Mister Tom. That's an extremely weak connection. (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15448: Liked the theme running through. Some good crossovers. Liked it a lot. (3 months ago)

anthony @ #15445: a good grid , i got 6/10 (3 months ago)

lil @ #10350: no answers provided (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15449: Disconnected. Dont see anyone getting The Kremlin group. Not your best. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15448: Egg is maybe a UK one but it's kosher. Straightforward despite the overlaps (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15447: I am was clever. Some of the rest was pretty loose (3 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15443: good grid (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15447: Loved the singer I am (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15443: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15448: 7/10 once you see the first the others follow. Don't understand the Egg, Better than average game here. (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15265: The scar connection is very deep! (3 months 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? (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15441: Superb! Really well crafted. At least three of the categories are simple, common words not obscure knowledge. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15441: Echo other comments really, scored 3/10, didn’t enjoy how difficult it was but did appreciate its cleverness. Cheers (3 months ago)

Dude @ #13689: Great! (3 months ago)

Dude @ #13701: Still doesn't accept 'Monopoly'! Please change this; we can't be expected to write down exactly what you have written. (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #15443: 3 lines within 30seconds then a blank for the pubs. Not bad (3 months ago)

xoAlto @ #15422: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_bottlenose_whale (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #15444: Nothing then 3 answers that will take some beating (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #15447: Wasn’t having it at first then saw the will line. 5pts for me .good one (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #15447: I'm looking forward to the comments on this one. (3 months ago)

LB @ #15248: Didn't accept royal children or west end shows :( (3 months ago)

LB @ #15444: Agree with Orlando :( (3 months ago)

CritiqueKing @ #15258: Nice! Semi tricky. Amusing explanations. Also agree with mythical beasts. A- (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15444: 4/10 ...this one isn't for everyone. (3 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15445: 3/10 solid. (3 months ago)

Steve h @ #15445: Politician line is a good one (3 months ago)

Orlando @ #15445: Very nice grid. Got the links but had a hard time sorting the groups due to clever herrings. (3 months ago)

Dave T @ #15446: Had retail outlets which it didn’t give me. No idea on Lrummydashoan Kids (3 months ago)

Quizzer @ #15445: Good grid, but Bismarck is misspelt, which confused me and took me down a different path (3 months ago)

Jon @ #15440: sets were lucky, should have got the queen reference though (3 months ago)

Jon @ #15443: Found it pipsy tbh. (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15431: Calm down ladies (3 months ago)

Orlando @ #15444: Got a big fat zero. Haven't heard of most of the stuff in this grid. (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15431: Calm down ladies (3 months ago)

Orlando @ #15441: 5/10. Very tricky but i liked it. (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15436: Actually Peekay, I got it (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15433: Animals??? (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15440: Nice one Gerard (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15442: Bit tough like (3 months 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. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

anthony @ #15443: a good grid (3 months ago)

anon @ #4155: Fave so far! (3 months ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15442: neat & nice (3 months ago)

Orlando @ #15443: Two groups (Red Dragon was the tricky one) and four links. Liked it, especially the Green Dragon line. (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #15441: Brilliant, but very difficult (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #15443: Nice, liked this one a lot 10/10 (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15442: Fairly straightforward but very satisfying. Thank you. (3 months ago)

anon @ #8355: docked my score cuz I spelled McCartney wrong. :o( (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

lindy @ #15436: Oregano is a herb not a spice. No chance getting the cucumber line. (3 months 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) (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #15437: nice idea (3 months ago)

Hotwheels @ #15440: Great little grid....got there eventually, great crossovers (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15258: Would have expected "mythical beasts" to be accepted for the legendary animals. (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #15440: Cheers, Nice to get good feedback :) (3 months ago)

David @ #67: Pretty easy groups but tricky connections, I thought the Becketts were British PMs and the sculptors Italian Artists. (3 months ago)

cat @ #15422: a bottlenose is a type of dolphin not a type of whale (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #15440: best grid for a while, 10/10 but only just, good crossovers (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #15440: Should be medium....sorry guys, fat fingers (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15431: Cool. I think I will avoid links based on pronunciation for a while, nevertheless :-) (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #15436: LB, I think it should read 50%. No, I didn't get that right either. (3 months 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. (3 months 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 (3 months 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. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

LB @ #15436: Don't get the last one :( (3 months ago)

Orlando @ #15437: Have a look at grid !5097. (3 months 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. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15437: didn't get the groups in time, but clocked the theme. Good, innovative grid. (3 months 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! (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #15436: Good luck anyone getting the cucumber link (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #14471: asdf......Lamb doesn't have an L to replace?? (3 months ago)

Peekay @ #14471: Ok , so just realised you meant I's not Is......still stand by the other points (3 months ago)

MB @ #15432: At last - 10/10 ! (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #1916: +1 star for "badonkadonk" (3 months ago)

Jon @ #15432: (3 months ago)

chris @ #15432: very good, like the clever way Cluedo names were used but were not part of the solution (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15430: A good grid let down by the double clue. (3 months 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. :) (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15431: To add to the Ruck debate... many people say ruck with an 'uh' sound, and rook 'oo' sound. Otherwise, good one! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15423: Shouldn't that be "EZenough4y'all"? (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

asdf @ #14540: Answers too restrictive (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2004: 6/10..the anagram thing, some interesting things attempted. (3 months, 1 week ago)

WJC @ #15424: I got three. Apparent after the sorting. Cheers. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Binks @ #15421: Too restrictive on the link section (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15432: Liked this one. Good grid. 5/10. Only found one group but the links were clear. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15432: Also 5/10 for me, some bits easy and some bits very tricky. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15432: 5/10 interesting mix (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15433: 10/10 got em all, but didn't think it was too easy. A well put together board. (3 months, 1 week ago)

The Linguist @ #15431: Time for a bath or is it a barth for the hoity-toity or a beth for the Queen. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15432: Quite nice, not too troubling, well set. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #13745: Moors worked for me (3 months, 1 week ago)

bluetruck @ #15430: Double mobile - very poor (even worse than T Mobile's coverage) Would've been pretty good other than that (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #15421: Too effin' wicked hahd. (3 months, 1 week 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... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13745: Moors was not accepted. Poor (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15431: How would you pronounce them then? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #13751: PB....Port is left.....I'm in the Navy, unless I've been turning the wrong way for 27 years :) (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15420: FirstGofer......Yes, see it now.....I'm of an age you know, creaky eyes :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

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LB @ #15431: Ruck is no way pronounced the same as rook! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15424: Never heard of a few but stumbled into a full house .not bad (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

mcg @ #11986: 6/10 missing two of the themes. Tricksy! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15431: Got this out... but ruck? No. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15431: Ok apart from ruck (3 months, 1 week 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". (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15431: Ruck /rʌk/; rook /rʊk/. Only works if you come from oop narth. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15431: A difficulty compounded by "ruck" which is even harder for me to believe. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15419: Bit easy to get grid, didn't get -nium (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15318: 6/10 The one line made me chuckle. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15419: Good clean fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15431: 7/10 I've seen the Porn clue before, and I still don't believe it. Otherwise, very nice board. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15419: 7/10, foiled by polo. Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15416: Certainly not pointless (as commented below) although that does describe my score for this grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15424: Was thinking the same as Orlando... though Han instead of Hope would've helped me! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15419: Managed 7/10. Well constructed with a fiendish line. Nice one (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15422: 7/10..appreciate the effort on the "hole" line, those types are never perfect. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15420: Took one look and gave up. Couldn't see anything at all familiar to get me started. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15246: Didn't accept "words elsewhere on grid reversed" but enjoyable all the same. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #15318: @FirstGofer Thanks. I really enjoyed the grid . Sometimes it's fun spotting connections that really aren't there! (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1196: 7/10 pretty simple, but nice distraction (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15423: easy but pleasant (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13751: Didn't accept Battles! Why not?!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Shazza @ #15212: Good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Shazza @ #15219: Enjoyed it (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15420: For my taste, you've taken a solid core concept but then spoiled it by picking items that are too obscure. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5456: 3/10. A very conceptual board. Skating the line between utter brilliance and a pure waste of time. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #10175: 10/10 due to generous descriptions. enjoyable (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15419: 6/10 some classic Puzzgrid elements here, but done well with nice crossovers, and a challenging final line. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #11778: The answers aren't picked up correctly (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15378: Alwight alwight, I see you've played Mozarty Beethoveny before. (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15417: loom??? The shops is not called Marks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15395: Not good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #15416: Pointless grid... Was a waste of time. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15386: "Eccles" doesn't fit the description of its group, but I still appreciate what you did with that one and Prove. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15381: Fantastic shadow group! Threw me for a while before the others clicked. (3 months, 1 week ago)

anon @ #15378: Magic Flute is Mozart (3 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #66: Great! Nice range. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15370: Looks like double quotes currently break grids. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15391: Well done to the quiz maker. It reminds me of the great quizmaster, Doroshy (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15389: Tough, scored 3. Too many overlaps for me to sort out but a good grid nevertheless. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

Misrer Tom @ #15393: Good one. Got nowt for two minutes and then eureka. (3 months, 1 week 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15393: Time line then struggled didn’t see happy accident .hard one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15394: Knew what I was looking for but couldn’t do it .no lines then four easy answers. Well done (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15395: 2 straight away even though holiday bank is new to me the city one I doubt many will get that (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15395: 6/10 Some specific answers needed. Overall good. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15389: Well set... sorted the groups with seconds to go my missed the Angers connection. A fine challenge (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15387: clever and challenging... no biggie on the magic/bulls (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15384: Excellent grid - very enjoyable (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13753: "Cigarettes" didn't work. Why?! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15380: I have no idea why my grids load, but don't work. Tried 3 browsers now :-( (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RBR45 @ #15389: got the links but so many crossovers meant couldn't get all the groups in time - good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15381: Nicely done. I liked the shadow group (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15389: Love the Eleanor Rugby typo. That must be the sport they play in Liverpool ;) A fine grid too (3 months, 1 week ago)

Misrer Tom @ #15389: Excellent. (3 months, 1 week ago)

BillyBB @ #15373: Got me on those non-standard nouns! Many thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

BillyBB @ #15386: Great grid! Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15377: Nice one. 5/10 for me after missing the crane group. Like the varied connections and crossovers (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15378: That was satisfying to disentangle. Not sure how I knew the shells group - either osmosis or previous grids! (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15375: Needed a punt on the Pulp Fiction connection for the full house. A quality grid as always - thanks! (3 months, 1 week 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! (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #15389: beatles line was good (3 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15366: This was good fun - thanks. The badger showed the way in and the rest followed quickly (3 months, 1 week ago)

BillyBB @ #15390: Got 'em just in time! Great grid. Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13775: Enjoyed this (3 months, 1 week ago)

MyName @ #7545: Miaow (3 months, 1 week ago)

Collette @ #7308: Love it 😂 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13782: Famous???? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13785: Not Gouda enough (3 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15213: A REALLY TOUGH ONE - GREAT (3 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15363: MMM TRICKY (3 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #8672: ENJOYED THIS ONE (3 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15381: TOO SIMPLE (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15384: I was legolas last night and should have tried this then only the archers for me. Good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15385: Should have done this one but went up wrong path .pretty good (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15388: The lynx one has been done a few times so once that was done the others become clear (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15386: Ah excellent grid as usual. 7/10, you did me with the Judge line. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13797: Things you can LOSE. Doesn't accept LOSE so no one will get this all right. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13801: Date not allowed and neither was 'Simpson', which is the family name not Simpsons! Rubbish (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13816: 'Stephen' not accepted. Getting tired of people making basic mistakes like this. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15381: Enjoyed it. Now back to the garden. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13820: Farm not accepted!!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15388: Ouch 1/10. You did say fiendish. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15387: Yep, enjoyed this, thanks. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15366: Outstanding stuff, truecockney - five stars. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13833: Nice (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15381: a good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

thebacklash @ #15265: I'm so sorry that tele doesnt accept i'm only 10 so dont get too angry at me (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13893: The spelling of whiskey is used incorrectly here for all these brands. Poor (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13914: Painting materials not accepted and also, these are clothing brands - they make more than just jeans. (3 months, 1 week ago)

duckling trauma @ #15366: A very enjoyable grid, thanks. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #3594: Pretty good. Enjoyed this one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #2184: Very easy. Predictable herrings. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Oghrlando @ #13252: Easy enough. "Calico" was the only tricky bit for me. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15386: 5/10. Got me with the books and Genoa. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15384: Aetees: Well you must have heard of The Archers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13951: 10/10..straightforward (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15384: (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15386: 5/10 tough but fair. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4567: 3/10..some privileges taken with the language. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15384: As an Englishman, I still don't know who Doris and Dan are. Fun grid never the less. (3 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #65: Decent, but very media based. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13951: Whisky not accepted which is just plain wrong. Single malt is a whisky, both spellings should have been accepted. Poor. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15373: 7/10. Solid game. (3 months, 1 week 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13980: Synonyms of strange not accepted....odd! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15377: 5*. Lots of little distractions (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13984: Martial arts moves not accepted (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15384: Ahhh....that's who they are! Still got 10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15380: Another grid that won't start when you click on begin, like15369, also by FirstGofer. Very strange. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

MyName @ #7315: This was almost my first successful attempt at completing a grid. Got stuck on Barry Sheene. Inspired! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15378: Same as FirstGofer. 4/10 (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15381: pretty easy but not bad (3 months, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15368: Loved it. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15368: Good grid, gave you 5*. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Story group. Cheers! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15368: Good grid, gave you 5*. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Story group. Cheers! (3 months, 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. :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15377: Good grid... the answer to the Super group could potentially (and maybe tenuously) be 'man'. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15373: Yep, pretty easy but also enjoyable. Gave you 5*. Cheers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Me the Prick @ #15359: The Argonauts IS not A SHIP. (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15373: 10/10, 2.36, had to think about 1 connection though. Good beginner's grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15372: One of the farm group was a new one on me, otherwise straightforward enough (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15375: pretty good. Liked the wolf link (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tatties @ #13037: Why am I so horny? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15363: What can i say, best i've seen so far, knew the groups but too many permutations. (3 months, 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... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15367: Nah, that's just idiocy... (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #15368: Yard and Hand/Foot could be swapped and would still fit. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #14101: Totally missed the former name of Salisbury! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #13098: Got the groups but missed the "wings" connection - very nice :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #14742: Absolutely flummoxed me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15370: I GIVE UP!!!! PuzzGrid doesn't like me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15357: Having problems posting - sorry. No idea why :-( (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15368: Nice grid. Found it very tricky and didn't see the link for the ground group till the end. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15369: apologies - having problems getting grids to work. Ignore this one (3 months, 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? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13991: Ok but the titanic line is odd! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15368: Good in. Nice connections (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15219: Very good but didn't accept " homophones of me, I, you, and one" (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15366: good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15355: 6/10. Good one. Tricky crossovers, especially the Grace/Ulysses herrings. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15366: 4 links but only 2 groups. Didn't catch on quickly enough. Liked this one a lot. Different. (3 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15361: Good fun :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14052: Didn't accept Natalie!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15353: Excellent grid! Thank you (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14052: Didn't accept Natalie!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14053: Types of knot not accepted! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14096: "All use the same letters" not allowed! (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #473: 10/10 A very easy board, that is still playable. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15361: 7/10, think there's a time element to the Snow line (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15336: I clearly need to stay in more! Only heard of one or two of these :( (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: @Mister Tom: Didn't see it myself but glad you liked it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15363: Forgot about Law, damnit, and so was roundly defeated (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15359: Disconnected. (3 months, 1 week ago)

MR R @ #15355: Loved this one - my Joyce isn't great (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #98: Great fun! A pleasure to complete. Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #15353: Good one! Thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15359: Didn't accept fish :( (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7832: 5/10 considering the designer isn't a natvie English speaker it's more impressive than that. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7088: 7/10 when they are all last names, it's always tougher than it should be (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15359: 4/10...decent little game (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15357: Haven't seen the grid. Clicked on the begin button but it didn't. Strange. (3 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15199: (3 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15199: nice one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: Got them all right pretty quickly, but according to you 3 of my answers were wrong. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: (3 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15314: Nice Puzzle Jo Jo (3 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: (3 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15328: Great puzzle Danel (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15355: Pretty easy if you knows yer Joyce (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15353: 5/10 some clever stuff here. A very nice effort. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15354: 3/10 50% clever 50% sports. Pretty Good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Missus Tom @ #15353: Excellent grid, nice work!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15355: 6/10..Straightforward & enjoyable (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hector @ #15355: I liked. Cracked it with seconds to go - nice misdirections (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15353: 3/10, mostly outside my sphere of knowledge. Well put together. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15353: Goya, not you hiya, in the explanation. Damn phone clearly has no time for art. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15277: erm... gray isn't exactly a homophone, but an alternative (US) spelling of the colour (I mean, color) grey. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15280: Not sure Chess is actually a sport... (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15350: Glasgow isn't a capital, the Root group could also be England. Needed some crossovers (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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!) (3 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15329: DIDN'T SOLVE THIS ONE ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15332: REALLY LIKED THIS ONE (3 months, 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) (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15351: 10/10 Pretty good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15348: Got them by luck but the answers were far too tricky (3 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15349: The grid was great but didn’t agree with some of the answers though (3 months, 1 week ago)

coward @ #15342: 'synonym' should be acceptable answer (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9570: 5/10 terrific. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #281: 10/10 Remarkably good..fun to play. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bernard @ #12144: Interesting one! And certainly fiendish! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bernard @ #15351: Great! Thanks (3 months, 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7078: 0/10 another contender for most difficult board on Puzzgrid (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7837: 2/10 this might be the most difficult puzzle I've seen here. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #10112: 10/10 some different concepts here, nice. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #12144: 4 of 10..difficult, but reasonably fair (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15324: 2/10 very very difficult (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15349: 6/10 easy fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15349: Wouldn't take European. Feel like I've been Trumped. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15349: Ah I see Mr Trump has introduced you to classic American literature. A simple grid but fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #15350: Glasgow's not a capital (3 months, 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15350: easiest yet 2.26 10/10. Should have had some cross-overs (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jkorda @ #15320: Took me a minute! (3 months, 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 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15349: Only one crossover I could see. (3 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15350: Didn’t really work for me (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mrs Inman @ #15348: Too obscure.. neither a 'Pool fan nor a golfer! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mrs Inman @ #15349: Very good puzzle! (3 months, 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. :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

disappointed @ #15344: pathetic. 2 of the same letter in them and verbs aren't good reasons to be a group (3 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15328: Sorry about the moods (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15340: Very nice grid. Seemed tough at first but managed a 10 to my surprise. Cheers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15343: 4/10 The Wales line is rough. Solid game, mostly easy, lots of redherrings, tough to get em all. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15342: 7/10. Lines like the Top line require a lot of options for answers. But a nice game. (3 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15340: 6/10 tough board. Nice diversions (3 months, 1 week ago)

Flanners @ #15338: Loved it! took some dredging but got 10. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15341: Same as Aetees... and I typed the plural for the Ring line (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15333: Very enjoyable with some good crossovers. Thanks! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15338: A very specialist group which defeated me. Definitely fiendish! Thanks. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15338: Gave up! (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15336: bamboozled by this one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15335: Liked this one - well set (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15328: Fairly straightforward, got the groups quickly. Didn't accept 'moods' though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15332: Ingenious. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15322: A toughie for me, due to my lack of US pool... well set! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #583: Fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #583: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #583: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #15333: Too hard for a Wednesday (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15318: @Ian... you've made me smile, a lot! (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15338: (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #568: 7/10 good mix of topics & difficulty (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #386: 4/10 Well crafted, tricky but fair (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #404: 7/10 the doctors got me good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #403: decent little game 7/10 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15333: Lucky to find first group, no idea on the Mc's except Escher (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15335: Very nicely done - and good work on the accepted clues and explanations too. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15333: Good one. Liked the link for the rabbit group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15331: Things in China felt a bit tenuous and ninja shouldn't be in the group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15328: Hard but fair (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15329: Fish straight away then dead end for me footballers very hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15331: Failed on the countries the other two no problem (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15332: Did it pretty quick,not bad (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15333: All but the mc’s for me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tominho @ #11691: Wunderbar! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Collette @ #15334: I like! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mauldenite @ #15266: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Collette @ #15332: Inspired! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carley’s mum @ #15317: Far too clever for me! Satisfying answers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15327: I thought ' weighed down' would be acceptable? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mauldenite @ #15300: Nearly slipped up (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mauldenite @ #15281: Enjoyable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mauldenite @ #15326: Good! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Goatboy @ #15328: Nice!! (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15327: Managed 7 despite the mistake. Liked the laden link. Nice one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15327: You added the extra H in the wrong place - but there's still an SI unit in there... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15326: "The name's F - the letter F" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mauldenite @ #15328: Good fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mauldenite @ #15328: Good fun (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15317: @Mister Tom: Grassy arse. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15319: Looked hard at first glance. Then it didn't get any easier. 3/10 (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15270: Very easy as advertised. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15317: Knot the wurst (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15319: Good Gridding! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15319: A shame "online" wasn't accepted for the relevant group. Other than that, a very enjoyable and well-constructed grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anna Dapter @ #15322: Great stuff, well done! I was getting there, but ran out of time. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carley’s mum @ #15270: 3 were very easy but embarrassed to say I did not get the wolverine link (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15318: I loved it - tricky, but then one suddenly sees it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15317: Lovely stuff, well done. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JK @ #14891: Loved it! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15318: Thumbs up.for originality even though by definition you were avoiding it... (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15317: Excellent concept - took a minute to figure out the theme, then the groups came quickly. Clever! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15316: 10/10 with 59s remaining. Thoroughly enjoyable. :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15318: Oops... changed a 'tile' and forgot to change explanation. Doesn't affect group or solution though. Apologies! (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1792: 4/10 ok game (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7793: 6/10 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15317: PS. Should work for Americans too, apart from "porn" maybe. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9293: 10/10 nice and easy, even with the one. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15311: Finish flag confused me! Fun grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15305: Enjoyed this... didn't get the anderson connection. Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15301: Good grid - though might be worth changing to sett :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15300: Simple but enjoyable. Thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15310: Not so keen on the fort link. Much harder when the mystery word can come before or after. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #28: 4/10 You can sense the effort. Nicely done (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15303: 4/10 don't know the rhymes. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15310: 7/10 this one's pretty good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6873: 6/10 if you don't want to think too hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6909: 0/10 you might like if your a big soccer fan (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6891: 4/10 lots of soccer (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6913: 10/10 solid work (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7022: 5/10 okay. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7031: 4/10. a fine line between clever and... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15310: Beautiful grid - don't hide your light under a bushel! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5996: 7/10 some creativity, not difficult (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5998: 4/10 reasonable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

NevBell @ #15315: Nice grid. Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

M @ #15315: Good one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15305: Clever googly crossover. Nice one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15285: 7/10 Missed the same thing as urbanbaboon, and for the same geographical reason. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15311: 10/10 I liked the attempt relations that aren't as common as normally used here, yet approachable. (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15311: Quacking aside I enjoyed that. Sound theme well delivered. Not too tricky but good fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

duckling drama @ #15311: marvellous grid quack quack (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

duckling drama @ #15312: I thought the mark group would work as shut...but enjoyed the grid. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rrr @ #15188: I put "fables" for the first one, think it should have been accepted. (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15305: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15304: 5 for me too. Kept looking for a group of elements. The target link was a tough one. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cutler @ #15305: good one with googly and anderson they put me off (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15305: 10/10 in 38 seconds, luck or judgement? I'm not sure. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cutler @ #15273: good one denny (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15304: 5/10. decent board.. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15302: Influenced by at least one article on the news today! 11/06/2018 (3 months, 2 weeks 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"! (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15282: not sure why it didn't accept trees. Also not sure that Sirius is a 'shade' !!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15283: Liked this one... it was mostly harmless! Gave myself 7 as the only connection I missed was the Genesis one. (3 months, 2 weeks 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" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15301: A real mixture of connections - some very loose, others very specific. A challenging and enjoyable grid however. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15301: Another grid that kids might find it easier to solve than adults. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15290: 10/10 in 40 seconds. I know my football so as always, it's easy when you know the answers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15254: Quite easy, but enough crossovers to make you think. A couple of loose connections, but I liked this grid overall. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15289: Duplicate of #15287 and #15288. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15288: Duplicate of #15287 and #15289. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15287: Duplicate of #15288 and #15289. (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks 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! (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15293: Some nice ideas, but a couple of the connections feel a bit loose. Some good crossovers add some challenge, however. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stew Dapple @ #15285: Nice and easy, but good fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13775: 4/10. Afterwards, I feel beaten fair and square. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1070: 6/10 solid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15285: 7/10 missed the Posh line...read the answer...strange. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #136: 4/10 some parts noticeably clever. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15285: Enjoyed this one, thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5978: 3/10 difficult, again needs very specific answers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5979: 4/10 very specific answers needed for credit (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15268: "comic book superhero accessories" Wrong. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15290: I agree with @urbanbaboon - is it really so hard to keep any one specialist subject to one group per grid? (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #15285: I liked this one .Easy but good.Well done (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #15288: do you work for the bbc. repeat,repeat,repeat. get a new theme please (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #15289: again with the one m in mohammed and where is chili (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #15290: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #15290: you say mohamed i say mohammed (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #15293: didn't know sun wolves .but otherwise easy and zebras and lions are not exclusively south african (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7787: 0/10 this one is all Association Football. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7789: 3/10 Admittedly clever, hard to decipher, tough one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3552: 7/10 fell into the airplane trap. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8588: 4/10 out of my culture mostly. the half I could fathom was interesting (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kits @ #26: Indigo is not a French word - crois moi je parle français!!!! It might be used but it's pretty rare... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Seb @ #15284: Cool (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11251: 0/10 from America. Wow Just Wow. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

numpty @ #518: Why are 'Groups' incorrect (3 months, 2 weeks 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". (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #15289: Too much sport in one grid -- variety is more fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

e @ #15285: Pretty good. "Iron" and "trotters" had me thinking pig! (3 months, 2 weeks 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? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15290: 3/10 A thematic grid, not in my worldview, might be yours (Association Football---Im American) (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15261: Oh you did me good and proper with the boards. How did I not see that?? Cheers, good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15279: 5/10 Easy to group if you look at the word structure. Captain Underpants was a Dreamworks film also. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2526: 10/10 Decent, nothing too off, nothing too special (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3000: 0/10 This one's a stumper (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15279: Are saling and skining popular pastimes in Suriname? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1821: 7/10 The Jest line could use elaboration, otherwise fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1610: 10/10. Harder than most I've cleared. Took 2:55. A solid, but makeable challenge (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1629: 10/10...Boardgamers has a point. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1690: 10/10 a fun easy one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1705: 7/10..a touch colloquial. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1747: 10/10 Good Grid, esp for an easy game. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7062: 6/10 solid grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15285: Light 'n' easy. Nice crossovers. Wouldn't have noticed the slip. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15277: Plot twist: in this dialect, G-U-L-L-E-D is pronounced pərpəl. (3 months, 2 weeks 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 :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15260: Fun one, and always nice to get 10/10. Cheers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15285: Scunthorpe not Scarborough! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15266: Bit too easy, but not not fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15283: Yet another theme from Orlando. Some specific knowledge required for a change but I hope the SF fans will like it. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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 :=} (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Duster @ #7062: good. Ivy league haircuts threw me grrr. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15281: Not bad. Lots of names and an unfamiliar kind of duck but managed a 7. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15279: The same grid again? With the same errors too. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will @ #15280: Good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15280: Didn't notice any crossovers so easy to sort out despite careless spelling. (3 months, 2 weeks 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) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2621: 6/10...this is a better board than some of the comments let on. Some nice tricks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4069: 10/10 Strong Board, enough crossovers to be a challenge. Nice. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #357: 4/10 all on back end. The words as a whole camouflage well. Good board. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2227: 7/10, didn't take palindrome for some reason. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15277: 6/10 a fair grid to play. tough to ace for sure (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dude @ #14245: "Words that are the same backwards" was not allowed! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dude @ #14245: "Words that are the same backwards" was not allowed! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8618: 7/10 found a very clever one. Very Good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2237: 7/10 solid wall...ranks not taken without further explanation (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11410: 3/10 tough and specialized. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2531: 3/10...a UK board. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15265: Didn't accept 'tele' (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15266: Also rejected leg coverings (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15277: as below - in what dialect is gulled pronounced as gold? New one on me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15277: Gulled? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15274: Nothing wrong with a stylish and elegant easy grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15277: GULLED? REALLY? (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dude @ #14281: Whale not accepted but can follow each word! (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15274: 10/10 Straightforward Easy Game. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

monocep @ #12622: Fun grid, I'd ignore the other comments. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15267: Liked this one. "Tin" in the tin group nearly threw me. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6: 2/10 Rough board. I can appreciate the efforts here regardless (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15259: 4/10 two exceptionally clever lines. nicely done. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15265: 7/10...the phone line wouldn't accept a four letter answer.. There's an art to putting in acceptable answers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15267: 10/10..this morning's new ones are making me feel good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15268: 10/10 Easy, but this game need some sincere easy one for balance. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15270: 7/10...Need more specific answer on Wolverine line. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15272: 10/10 Clear and enjoyable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #15260: Great grid the band names made singular was a nice touch. Thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #4227: Apart from not accepting VW I was happy as Larry. Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

gg @ #15266: I like it, maybe relax the descriptions, it rejected "leg clothes" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BadAL @ #8298: VERY HARD (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #12056: Please leave One Direction out of Only Connect. Only joking had me stumped. Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #15267: Tin Tin damn and blast! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #2297: Loved the berries. Completely had me stumped. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #3712: Bloody difficult but great grid. Thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BadAL @ #15266: I like it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

dmdmg @ #15268: some dont work (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BadAL @ #15272: Very good (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dude @ #14282: Biblical men's names not allowed! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15267: Yeah pretty easy but I actually missed one connection, the Tin one. The reduplication confused me. Haha. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15267: Easy, but very nice. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15262: Nice one. Liked the WD link. (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #2748: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mmister Tom @ #15262: ...Clever. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #566: Sorry, never played poker. Great grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #7712: Fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #15262: Er.... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15261: Nice one. Simple enough so long as you're familiar with the Piper group (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15258: Enjoyable and speedy - solved in 19s, though I was lucky to evade the couple of crossovers. Love the explanations :) (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15237: Fast and fun, thanks Orlando (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15261: 10/10...75% Easy, 25% not so much. Fun to play though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14766: 5/10 oooh its not half... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13155: 7/10 missed the pop culture one. Solid game. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15253: 7/10 the pluralization issue kept me back (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #15259: Good fun hide (3 months, 2 weeks 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #3: Tough grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #12745: Great grid fun connections (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #15235: Good crossovers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #15247: Good fun some great connections (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #15250: Great grid should accept beverages (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SimperingSam @ #15258: This is amazing! I'm going to show my mum too! I love ladimals (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #15253: Same. But frustrating for Bruce to be wrong. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SimperingSam @ #15255: Mum loved it! Got to go bed now tho. :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SimperingSam @ #15255: Mum loved it! Got to go bed now tho. :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SimperingSam @ #15255: Nice! That was pretty good actually. Would show my mum. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bacon Butty @ #15253: I got groups in 27 seconds but BRUCE showed as incorrect (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15250: Really fun, with nothing esoteric. Proud I remembered what Squash is since we don't have that over here. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15248: Another one with 2great lines and 2 not so (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15253: v easy but Pevensie should be acceptable for Narnia kids (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

PacmanPaul @ #15249: Thanks for feedback. Creating grids is tougher than it looks! Respect and gratitude to all Puzzgrid setters. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #15248: Sorry to spoil but this grid is bad (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #15246: Very good. Continue. Very challenging (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimbo @ #2621: Rubbish grid anagrams and misspellings in one wall one or other is ok but not both and who knows about curling? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Paul @ #15253: Bruce showed up as incorrect for me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15246: Nice to see an original.idea (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Paul @ #15247: Didn't accept collective nouns (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15252: Simple enough. Another outing for the NATO alphabet. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15253: Very easy one. Could see only one crossover. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15253: Bruce not accepted :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15253: Quick and easy then didn’t know the wardrobe one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15247: 10/10 a bit shocked. The Will line, I put in "Boy Bands" and got credit. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15240: 3/10. Rarely do I feel more confused after I see the answers than before. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9246: 5/10 A tricky one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15252: As a theme it's been done but Paris made this work very well indeed! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ChrisRossRossChris @ #15247: I agree about the collective nouns point. Otherwise, not bad. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1620: 7/10 fun...straightforward... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15249: 4/10..One line particularly tough for an American. But nice. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymous @ #15253: Very good but for some reason bruce wasn't accepted? (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15250: I really enjoyed this grid, some lovely crossovers. Particularly liked the "Knees" group connection! Thanks very much! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15249: The "Hyde Park" group connection feels a little forced, but other than that an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #15246: Nice idea and accessible without special knowledge. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15246: Why is everyone voting this low? (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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 :-) (3 months, 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!). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15247: good fun grid... my quibble is that it didn't accept collective nouns, but i gave myself the point ;-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15235: Easy, but very well constructed. I enjoyed this one. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15239: Great fun, and well put together again. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15236: Simple but effective. Good fun. Thanks! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15241: Simple but good fun. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15248: A fun grid, just take care with spelling and typos. Very enjoyable, thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15246: Another enjoyable grid pitched nicely to make it challenging enough. I look forward to seeing your future grids. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15247: Simple and effective with enough crossovers to add a little more challenge. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15246: Yay! Another 10. The backwards words was a nice touch. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15247: Nice to get 10 for a change. The collective nouns made me think for a bit. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Twiki @ #15227: Grr, can't believe I missed the directions. Cracking grid (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15244: Good grid colours cheered me up (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15244: Yep another 6/10 here. I suspect that will be the "mode" score. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15176: Liked this, tho missed the Oz slang connection. Great crossovers... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #48: Great stuff (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #1942: I am a super hero too! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #15232: Programming- fair enough. Hard grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1763: 5/10 a solid but forgotten grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15245: 5/10 Mostly well done. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15244: Simple but effective. Good fun. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15245: A shame about the "Sit"/"It" error, as otherwise this is an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bmd34 @ #1555: Should accept Holiday if the answer is Holiday. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15245: shouldn't sit be it? (3 months, 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! :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15244: 6/10 clever in its simplicity. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15232: 2 lines easy for me 2 lines impossible (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15233: Struggled only the rubicon one for me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15241: School line was good (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15244: Great grid, easy, but very enjoyable. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15237: @Mister Tom. Nice idea. I could've blamed it on divine intervention if any solvers complained. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15216: Tough but very much on the fair side of it. (3 months, 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). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15228: No worries. I would have been sincerely flattered... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15237: Surprised you didn't include "Diego" in the Charlie group :=) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15239: Will have to get my eldest to have a go... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15238: Performs its intended function.... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15237: Good grid I got 6/10 but got distracted after finding two Bruces and three Nevises (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15233: The connections were too obscure for me. (3 months, 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" :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15241: Well, I enjoyed it! I had not heard of a pinball sweet, but I learned something new. Thanks, xoAlto. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11377: 6/10. A sports line could be more than one sport. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #3188: Loved this one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #98: Fun grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #7062: Typo with fish. Silly me. Great grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8403: Great. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #1396: Great thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8355: Difficult. Fun though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8355: Difficult. Fun though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #6140: Great thanks. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15240: A strange one. I didn't understand the Africa link if there was one, and ditto the theories. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15200: purple has a rhyme too... (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15236: Lovely. Need more easy grids like this to rebuild my confidence after staring blankly at RossChris craziness. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15235: Beautiful easy grid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

dom @ #15240: ??? (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15233: (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15239: 7/10...nothing new to report. did get the "R" line wrong (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15230: Again, right up my street (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #15186: Original and entertaining with good explanations too. Thanks. (3 months, 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"!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big_kid @ #15239: ...and for adults like me who struggle with the hard and above!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15239: Just trying to create some grids for my young kids. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15233: The Lincoln connection was the only one I got! ;-) (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

xoAlto @ #15238: Just trying to create some grids for my young kids. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15228: I initially dismissed the Ox connection as Mister Tom used it a couple of grids ago! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15227: 10/10 - fairly straightfoward. Thank you! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15228: Not unless it can be followed by "ford", JPEN. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15216: 3/10 A challenging grid with lots to ponder. Nice (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JPen @ #15228: Ox was a massive stretch in that category. Might as well just put any letter and say it fits. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15221: 0/10...Too many possibilities. But I appreciate the effort (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15235: 10/10 liked the overlaps. Welcome fellow American puzzle maker. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15236: 10/10 straightforward. Fine game (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vexillologist @ #15221: My kind of wall! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #15174: clever grid, thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15236: Simple but fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15236: Another nice one. Didn't get a 10 this time due to ignorance of Disney characters. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14682: Yes (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14674: Far too easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14667: None followed by a nun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #2296: Yay (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #2297: Oh berries!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #3712: Didn’t know SI units...still had fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #186: Fun thank you (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #184: Well I liked it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #583: Fun thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15190: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15190: Great fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15212: Fun thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15232: Too hard but still great fun thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ruth @ #15219: Good fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15232: bonehead: maybe I wrote "subatomic particles" and "subatomic" did the trick. Can't remember. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15229: Interchangeable answers Orlando, that's the whole point of it i thought (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15232: it didn't accept particles from me - what's Orlando got that I haven't? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15233: A cleaver grid. I tip my hat to anyone who can get the Lincoln connection though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15231: Very pleasant grid - nice one. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15232: Very specific knowledge needed to have a chance at this, but well structured. A nice attempt, thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15231: 3/10 a tough one. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15225: "Is this grid of general interest?" (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15232: Subatomic grids? Whatever. It accepted "particles". The "heap" line seemed rather esoteric compared to the other links. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Roger Burns @ #15232: One of the better grids I have played! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SeJuis @ #15227: Cheers, Orlando! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15228: Plagiarist 😋 Pennies took a while to drop though (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15229: 1Star = as stated below not a valid grid. A shamebecUse othi g wrong with the ideas, especially Charles (3 months, 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 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15229: 10/10. Fan of the Wade line. Straightforward and solid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Quit Whining @ #15186: Loved it! Great fun! :) Also spurred a great conversation on bra cup sizes. Well done! XD (3 months, 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. :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15228: Lebamski: Well, that was supposed to be the tricky bit. Thanks for the comment. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15227: Nice one. Just missed the "beans" link. 7/10. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15212: good grid loved Won, but didn't accept eating in foreign (3 months, 3 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? (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15219: Agree with comments below. NSKR (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15114: Some good ideas here, but the execution feels too vague to be enjoyable. A nice try. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15219: Simple but effective. Well thought out with some fine crossovers. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (3 months, 3 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.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

zz742d @ #15221: Great one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Michael H. @ #15221: Had great fun with this. Enjoy the nation walls. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15218: Solid work, once again. Nice grid. I'm coming to expect the shadow groups now... (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #2297: Nice (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #3712: Loved that Pulp Function did not include Travolta or Jackson. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15212: Ate in different languages should be sufficient to be accepted. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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 ...!". (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15212: Nice and easy. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15212: Fun one to finish the day on. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15213: Tough but fair.Neverseen it sadly (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15213: Too hard to be enjoyable for me, but maybe I was just being stupid. 2/10. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

mumpty @ #223: why when you answer kings & queen is it incorrect, when its correct (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

. @ #15205: no fun at all (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15216: Bradshaw guide good one 4 out of ten for me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15211: 3 lines good and doable the energy one no chance (3 months, 3 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 (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15211: Very tough, this one stumped me. Some nice ideas for connections. Thanks! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15177: Right up my street (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15200: Not bad. "Silver" does have a rhyme in the OED so you need to specify which dictionary you are using. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15207: In retrospect, it wasn't all that different to 15206. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15212: "One" and "won" are not homophones in Berkshire at least. "One" rhymes with "gone", while "won" rhymes with "gun". (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15205: "Is this grid of general interest?" (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15207: Tricky and fun, the Bailey line tripped me up though. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15207: Excellent crossovers and red herrings. Thanks! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15208: thoroughly bamboozled by this one! good grid though. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15208: @picky: Apologies, I should have double checked the accepted answers. Award yourself an extra point(s) as necessary :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

picky @ #15208: didn't accept gorillaz (no cap) :( love the pop culture q's tho. cheers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Seetrus @ #15205: Very very hard but easy once you know the theme! which i didn't until afterward. topical. lots of crossovers!!!!! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15199: A big fat zero for me too. One for the buffs. (3 months, 3 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) (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #368: 10/10 Nice fun to play board. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14563: 5/10 good one all around, challenging and fair (3 months, 3 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15200: 2/10 tough but fair. Cheers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #15193: I liked the sidekick line even though I didn’t get it (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jandrew @ #15198: Another one please! (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15194: Never used a microwave 0 for that . The other 3 no problem (3 months, 3 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? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15195: 2easy lines guessed the next 2 then messed up the answers .pretty good one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15195: Yeah a fair point, maybe I was a bit slack in things accepted for that one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15195: iliad, troy should have been ok for one group I thought. (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15195: lovely (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15191: A tough grid, some very specific knowledge needed to have a chance to spot some groups. Thanks! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JK @ #14948: Enjoyed this one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15190: Qualility lots of fun (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15195: Very tough, with some specific knowledge needed for a couple of groups. An enjoyable challenge though. Thanks! (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #15164: Liked the explanations which made the grid more enjoyable. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15195: 4/10. Never heard the terms in the "snowman" line. "Hurricane" and "interesting" should've rung bells though. Cheers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15186: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jay @ #11993: Wouldn't accept "boy bands" which is annoying. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #15186: That was a good one. Got the point about half a minute in but couldn't sort them out. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #64: feel Tabloids should be accepted for newspapers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Second That @ #14658: Andy P (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15186: I’m having a drink after trying that one sussed the format but got lost (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15188: I liked it then hated it one line straight away then hit the wall then answered 3 well done (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15191: Nothing then got 2 lines the Juncker line no one will get (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15188: I liked the concept. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15190: Fun and easy! Thank you. (3 months, 3 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.) (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15192: Lazy gridding. Should try harder. (3 months, 3 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 (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 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". (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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 (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15184: Rather obscure knowledge required for this one. 0/10. Deserves a fiendish rating. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15189: Fantastic grid, really enjoyed it. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15189: Lost among the fish again. Kept looking for wedding anniversaries and money-related terms. Liked the "back" link. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #4582: Trivial to resolve and one group is incorrectly described. Otherwise, not bad (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15186: Clever concept but tricky, I sorted them into too many groups of three I think. Scored 5/10. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15187: Came to make the same comment as JamesD. Scored 4/10 and I imagine most people will as well. (3 months, 3 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... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15188: Rather harsh on the words it accepts, but a nice concept and well executed. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2507: 7/10 Far better than the comments let on. Enjoyable (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15187: Two of these groups are very easy, but the other two require some very specialist knowledge. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15185: All but the Amy’s pretty good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15185: I'm really kicking myself for missing a couple of these connections. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #4582: Completed it -even he harry potter words (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #5633: couldnt get the bill-good puzzle (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #4155: Didnt know the diamond cuts (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #238: Easy (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #2748: Really good liked tha itude (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #7712: strange connection a la trump/widsor (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #98: Really good afew red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #8403: very good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15159: Once I sussed what type it was I did ok specially the one one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15183: Another one I failed on ‘straight to google swans (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15184: Is it me? Or was that hard even looking at the answers only the football one I saw (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15181: "Council" is a somewhat acceptable link for the Atlantic group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #6140: Really good- cats and bohemian rhapsody neat idea (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #8355: couldnt see the pan words (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #1396: good couldnt see the word one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #184: Fun, but couldnt get 'top' (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #583: I got it all right- must have been too easy but good for self confidence (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #15173: Knew a couple, neat idea connecting summer and winter olympics (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #2297: Very good=too hard for me could not get the right combination of tools to start me off (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #15177: Must really like the war poetry (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARS @ #15180: Really tricky- well thought out (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15161: Not bad (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15165: Good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15173: Scrambled 2 lines and 2 answers these types are usually headaches (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15177: This makes my last one look easy I got the poems line that’s it (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9179: 4/10 truly enjoyed 75% of the board (rest I think is culturally not my world) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5889: 5/10, need to allow similar answers, but nice, straightforward, uncomplicated. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5822: 0/10...just surnames...target is UK audience. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3348: 7/10...took a full minute of nothing before the wheels turned. pretty nice. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5136: 7/10 ...clever concept, done pretty well. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15163: 7/10 Solid, fairly straightforward wall. I thought the Peterborough line was clever. (3 months, 3 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 ;) (3 months, 3 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! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15163: Got nowhere with this one. Just the currency link. Tough grid. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15174: Nice concept for a round. Cheers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15176: Loved its variety. 10/10, all thanks to a beer advert! (3 months, 3 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? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15176: 10/10. Very satisfying grid. And learned a new word, 'Kvetch'. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15176: 4/10, stumbled into the runcible line, kept thinking Edward Lear (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15174: I like the way you can work it out by elimination. Nice grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15175: my thoughts exactly (3 months, 3 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15174: Light 'n easy. Thanks for setting! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15169: Nothing wrong with an easier one now and again. Danke, Andy! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15174: Enjoyed this. (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #15152: Auf wiedersehen was my favourite show still didn’t get it (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3608: 10/10 solid simple & enjoyable (3 months, 3 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15168: Ha! Well done! I failed fully - and none of them were Japanese food items. :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15172: one of the best of its kind- thank you! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15169: Extra half star for the explanations. Just don't show it to an actual German speaker ;-p (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15143: Good board, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15148: Popular girls names.. Aria?? Cherry?? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15152: Rubbish, waste of time. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15174: Easy one to start not bad (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15174: Good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15174: Simply fun. got caught on the crossovers 6/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15174: Simple and fun, thanks!! (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15174: Nice work, very satisfying and entertaining, cheers. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9172: 10/10 I feel good... (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15161: Didn't accept "sausage" -- or did I mistype somehow? You also misspelled "Maltesers". (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15172: Loved this grid, nicely off beat and very enjoyable. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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! (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15168: 7/10. Loved this. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15169: 7/10. I guess I pronounce Act wrong or differently. Fun board. (3 months, 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) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

. @ #9281: prick (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #15165: Call house is where call girls are - I Googled it because I thought it odd too (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15169: Great Grid, would question if Cleopatra were either successful or popular (LOL), come in at ya (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15166: Too tough for me. And please note the instruction: please capitalise first letter (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15169: Enjoyable grid nonetheless, don't be so hard on yourself (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15166: 4/10 - Tough grid but I now know some James Franco films (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15169: Fun... almost missed the sex connection. Thanks for setting, as always. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15169: In retrospect, this is a bit easy with weak overlaps, but hopefully it's still fun. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15167: Very obscure subject matter. After seeing the answers, happy with my 2/10. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15166: Very tough, only got the Kane group and scored 2/10. Cheers though. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15165: good grid, did it with 15 secs left 10/10, deffers not easy (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Just good @ #14644: Say no more (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15148: 10/10 enjoyed but answers simpler than I was thinking - must try not to over complicate (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15154: 10/10 liked this one - testing my British / Irish knowledge (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15163: 5/10 but only got one line - lightbulb moment when the lines were revealed (3 months, 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... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15140: Fixed do it is then. That can only be C, right? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Iversen @ #15113: Magical! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Marvin @ #2264: 'Four words in the same language' isn't enough of a connection. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #15165: I agree. Not very easy at all. (3 months, 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 :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14608: 3/10 remarkable red herrings. I feel that I was beaten fair & square. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2294: 2/10 I feel this is one of those boards not being a Englishperson gives great disadvantage. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #280: enjoyably simple 10of10 (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15163: (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15162: Scored 0/10. Very obscure connections. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15161: Good one. Crossovers for every group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15161: found this very straightforward... only 3 crossovers that I spotted. A morale boost! :-) (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15152: Another one too hard for me - I obviously don't have a broad enough general knowledge :( (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lu @ #15154: Surprised by the comments. 10/10, great grid, but thought it was pretty straightforward. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15151: Good concept, but mustache? And tools and music were too easy. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15154: 0/0: Too hard for me. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15160: Too hard for me - too specialist. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15159: Like the odd word grid, but 4 have a word. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15159: Very tough - nothing liks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ted and cate @ #10608: good. difficult. cate doesnt like too music, but thats her sensibilities (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ted and cate @ #13122: bat phone (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

truecockney @ #15151: Should never do these when you get distracted! Sorry all! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

hugo B @ #15155: another top classroom game (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ed forish @ #15155: worst test (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MillieMorrison420 @ #15155: UGH!!! ANOTHER STUPID PUZZGRID!!! I WOULD HAVE LESS TROUBLE SHAVING A KIWI (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

fred hobby @ #15155: That was shite (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15154: Fair play Orlando, a very Brit-centric grid I suppose. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15148: Got nowhere. Lost in this sea of red fish. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15154: Took one look at this and gave up. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15151: Ingenious "head" line. Hard to spot. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15152: 2/10... saw the venice group immediately, but the other groups somewhat obscure. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15151: Concur with Andy P on this... and scored the same! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15140: Fun! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14886: 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9162: 5/10..I don't think Quora belongs in that group as marked (3 months, 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 (3 months, 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? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Felix @ #14608: Root canal fillings are more fun (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15152: 3/10...some interesting specifics (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15151: 10/10 Like the different sounding same spelling crossovers. (3 months, 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? (3 months, 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? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15138: The bible is my joker but even I took time 7 for me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15139: Did it somehow more a bit of luck +my bible knowledge (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15141: One line then 2 answers this one was hard for me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15143: Easy but ok (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15143: Easy but ok (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15146: One line then 4 answers that’s ok for me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15138: Nope, there's no "s" at the end. It's the Book of Revelation. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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..... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Banana @ #15138: Call me picky - the book of the New Testament is Revelations. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15143: 5/10...Not Stellar, but not as bad as other's make it. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15148: 5/10 these more straightforward boards are harder for hardcore players. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 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 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15148: 5/10 Too much ambiguity can definitely ruin a board. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15146: Jiffy was a 'un poisson rouge' (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15146: Flight bag = a small zipped shoulder bag carried by air travellers OR specific bag carried by pilots and crew. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15146: What's a "flight bag"? I was going for Jiffy bag (type of padded envelope). (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15148: Bit too much ambiguity. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZJB @ #15143: less than a minute so nice and easy spevcially once I got the cars first (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #14886: Got the "fours" in no time but then couldn't stop thinking about a misleading "bluebird"/"blue cheese" link. (3 months, 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. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nicole @ #15148: Tough but fair (ish!) and lots of overlaps with the girls/flowers/fruits (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15143: My fastest ever - 10/10 in 27 seconds with no mistakes. A bit too easy and not enough crossovers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15138: Fun! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

e @ #15141: Not accepting "writers" for "authors" is a bit pathetic... otherwise this was quite good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZJB @ #15148: Nice one! Good crossovers between all the categories. Needed to dredge up my school French. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MB @ #15115: Even got the football one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MB @ #15137: So easy when you see the answers afterwards. Doh (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15142: Likewise Andy, got me stuck in a Nintendo tailspin, 6/10. Good work. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15143: 10 in 22 seconds... Anglia gave me 2 groups v quickly. Nicely done. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15142: Good grid. Missed the van connection... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15143: A good mix, and quite a tight board to unpick with the geographical overlaps. Scored 6/10. Cheers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #2573: Incomprehensible garbage (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15111: Agree with Orlando... a group along the lines of Liver, Black, Hartle, Welsh would work though (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15112: 10/10 in 20 seconds! Must show my age and interests! Thanks UB (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jane harland @ #15141: Excellent grid, really, really difficult! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jane harland @ #13339: Good fun! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3036: 6/10..this one probably should be deleted for offensiveness (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13509: 6/10 again not very easy despite markings as such (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14718: Has a distinctly US bent. 10/10 (not very easy though) (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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! (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Betty Blue @ #13122: Easy (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15118: Other than cheers I hadn't heard of the US TV shows. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15115: Wouldn't accept "comics" but otherwise ok. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15140: Nice grid, all falls into place once you work out the theme. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #8436: 3/10. Once the groups were sorted, most of the connections were very easy to spot. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5743: 10/10 fairly simple and fun to play (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13350: 4/10 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8436: very tricky. 3/10 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15119: 4/10...a bit unfamiliar for me, but well constructed (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Den @ #9531: the sage is in Gateshead not Newcastle (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #15138: Excellent quality and not too tough. Really liked it. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15137: 10/10 but wasn't easy! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15138: Enjoyed this one and got 10/10, though have never heard of Camel! (3 months, 4 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! (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15138: 10/10...thanks for making me feel smart (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15141: 7/10 got me on the Cranker line. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15137: 5/10 well done... (3 months, 4 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? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #15139: I enjoyed it a lot. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

DrDrunkenstein @ #15137: Too weak, too slow. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Cobalt @ #15122: Great grid. Thanks for posting. 7/10 - I didn't get the last group either! (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #15120: Good one. Thanks. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15119: Tried "reduplicative phrases" even though I knew it wouldn't match. :-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15132: Would've scored 10 if I knew anything at all about KP. Good grid :-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15134: Got the Knox group thanks to Thidwick... but ended up with a mere 4/10 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15135: Unachievable for all but a happy few. 0/10 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15141: Ditto! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15138: Got the prog connection immediately! :-) Saw the rest, but unfamiliar with Deuteronomy in this context. V good grid (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15140: Nicely done... and you succeeded! (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15141: Same as Orlando, but correct answer for the Brillig group was marked incorrect. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15140: You succeeded. Easy as... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15122: Really enjoyed this grid... great construction and entertaining. Thanks! :-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

gaoshan @ #15135: I got 0 out of 10, but enjoyed it quite a lot. Thanks. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15141: Missed the bowling and horror links but otherwise straightforward. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15140: The connections are obvious to establish, but a little troublesome to connect. An easy board. 10/10 (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15139: Phrasal verbs and common prefixes make weakish links. Not surprised to see a mistake. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15140: Yet another attempt to design an easy grid. If this gets rated as hard, I'll give up. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15139: Non unique solution : you can swap throw and cast (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15137: Another miserable score. Red fish and poor knowledge of tennis beat me here. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CourtJester @ #15135: Impossible (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15138: Nice one. Just 4/10 as I didn't know the bands. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lu @ #15138: Good grid. Didn't get prog rock groups, but rest were straightforward. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #15137: Oh, and also 10/10. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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 (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15135: Well if anyone scores more than 0/10 then well done to them. Haha. Cheers anyway. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15134: That was pretty good. Scored 5/10, the Knox line did me over. Very obscure group. Cheers though. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15130: Clever, nice mix, got 2 connections and 4 groups. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15129: Found that very tough and only scored 3/10. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15122: A fun grid, cheers. 7/10 thanks to being in the same boat as you and Mister Tom (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #186: 10/10 I was here (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6140: 10/10..nothing to say, I tag so I know what i've done before Enjoyable, moderate difficulty. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #61: 4/10...dig the wayback machine (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

AvalancheMC @ #6140: 2/10 Great one. Sylvester line is a bit too broad, but otherwise great. (3 months, 4 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 (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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??????????? (3 months, 4 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.. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15131: Actually did it after 30 seconds of blank ideas (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #61: im 19 this was so confusing (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Cobalt @ #15112: Nice grid. 5/10 - just ran out of time as it started to fall into place. Nice connections. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15125: Somehow managed to sort and find the connectipn for the Sofia group 7/10 (3 months, 4 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 (3 months, 4 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! (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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. (3 months, 4 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. (4 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15122: Brilliant grid, really enjoyed this one. (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15126: 0/10, but very clever grid. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15127: Fair play :-) Just thought I'd try something a bit different. (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months 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 (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15124: Not a bad grid at all, nice mix of content. Scored 7/10 after the Ratso connection escaped me. Cheers (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15122: Neither did I... (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15089: Didn't accept "Weasley brothers" or just "TV hosts" as I am not familiar with SNL. (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4913: 10/10 you're making me feel good (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11691: 4/10 - got all four on backend...trying to see what the Germans are up to. (4 months 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. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Louis @ #15122: My favorite grid agree (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15115: 2/10 didn't rate...culturally not for me. (4 months 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) (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15121: 4/10..a solid puzzle (4 months ago)

Louis @ #112: Same here on comeddicome. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15122: Best one I’ve tried for a long time 6 for me (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

JamesD @ #15120: Excellent grid, but I'd rate it as hard. (4 months ago)

Ian @ #15112: Nice grid. Haven't heard of Citadelle, although I am a fan of that group ! (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15120: Pitched this as easy - again. Let's see if I got the level right this time. Probably not. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15118: Is Lauda also a form of cheers? (4 months ago)

anthony @ #15115: awesome grid ,well done (4 months ago)

anthony @ #15118: a good grid (4 months ago)

Louis @ #204: Admittedly put print for leapord, Vista, Android and Linux because of leapord and Vista. Thanks for giving me a seven, cauldron. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15112: Any grid featuring the Hendricks group gets my vote. Quality connections and crossovers. (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15118: 4/10 - very playable. good crossovers. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15118: Nice one, got 7/10 but it probably should have been 10. Good crossovers. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15110: That was just weird. (4 months 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.) (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Louis @ #14755: Did not except African capital city. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Louis @ #14763: Months is a rubbish clue and would not except girls names that are flowers despite all of them being that. (4 months ago)

Lu @ #2748: Challenging, but completed in 1:36. All pretty similar solutions. (4 months ago)

Lu @ #566: YES! So good. (4 months ago)

Spider-Joe @ #15117: A Spider-Man themed grid created by my 7y/o...understand this is very niche, but he loves the character (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15115: Awesome grid, nice mix of ideas and overlaps and it's always nice to score 10/10. (4 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #98: OMG that was SOOOOO easy. It was so easy it was weasy. WEASY. 10/10. (4 months ago)

Jake @ #3712: SI units? Little much yeah? (4 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #2127: Good one (4 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #14868: Shortstop in baseball is all one word. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15114: names of people? whaaaaaa? (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15114: 5/10..some pretty specific answers. Solid board. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15111: Fiendish. (4 months ago)

YB @ #15089: too easy to be a "medium". had fun though (4 months ago)

YB @ #871: rubbish. 4 of them are just years, very obvious. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

YB @ #920: i really liked it the blues were a struggle (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15112: Tricky but nice mix and variety, scored 5/10. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15109: I see what you did there... 10/10 :-) (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15092: Good fun, thanks. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15097: Nice idea (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15111: 4/10...Kept seeing false relations, that were almost. If you did this on purpose, very clever. (4 months ago)

Norman @ #14422: Masterchef is not a Gordan Ramsy programme and never has been. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15108: stick to the day job (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15111: Well I scored 0/10 there. Some tough grids today, that's for sure. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15092: Never heard of Ohm Farad in this context and that cost me a 10/10. Good grid. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Betty Blue @ #15026: Loved this one - great fun (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15103: Managed a 10 for a change. Always satisfying when the grid is far from simple. Nice one. Cheers. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Degaleg @ #15106: Maybe too many colour crossovers. My 2nd ever grid, so you live and learn! (4 months ago)

Degaleg @ #15106: Maybe too many colour crossovers. My 2nd ever grid, so you live and learn! (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15100: Never heard of heman either, so got 7/10 via guesswork. It's given me ideas if nothing else :-) (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15098: (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15098: I'll probably find them easier than this, then... (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15107: Big day ahead? 😀 As pointed out below theres 2 solutions at least. Shame as a nice idea (4 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15060: P!aces to live = dwellings??? (4 months 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. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15100: 4/10 Do you have a friend named "He-Man" And does he reside in Castle Grayskull? (4 months ago)

Louis @ #14707: Wrote all sound the same. That is basically the same thing but not excepted! Also how does mature mean grow. (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15098: Duplicate of #15099 and #15100 (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15099: Duplicate of #15098 and #15100 (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15100: Some very tough connections. A nice challenge. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15104: A few of the connections feel a bit loose, but some nice ideas here. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15103: A challenge with some good crossovers. Managed 7/10, just the "Surrey" group beat me. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lavinia @ #15096: a good attempt but I was expecting more :/ (4 months ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15081: Well put together. I should have done better, especially the books, which I have read. (4 months ago)

Jim Karna @ #15080: Good grid, thanks. (4 months ago)

Benny Dorm @ #15104: Tough! (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15095: Car line was a good idea (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15099: Hard got 3pts (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15103: Not easy for me only got the fly line (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15106: Happy with four points (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15107: Well done (4 months ago)

Benny Dorm @ #15095: Left me confused...same problems as encountered by FirstGofer. Nice ideas though. (4 months ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15097: Superb stuff, well done. Clever idea and well constructed. (4 months ago)

Ian @ #15107: Solved with four seconds to spare. So many red herrings but still possible to solve. Good grid! (4 months ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15103: Fun, but very easy. (4 months ago)

Stew Dapple @ #15106: Wow, that was tough! (4 months ago)

Elaine Closure @ #15107: Recognisable squares, but very tough to get them lined up correctly. Good gridding. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15107: Well fair enough. (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15106: 3/10..Lots of crossovers..35 combos for one line. (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15102: exiled yes, but I put comeback - that's what they did after being exiled terms of affection, yes (4 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #15096: Yahoo and Bing aren't browsers - they're search engines (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15102: Didn't accept terms of endearment, but I gave myself the point ;-) (4 months ago)

Chenny D @ #15080: Nice. (4 months ago)

Jody @ #15100: too obscure for me - Heman? Also If there is a homonym for lettuce surely it would be 'let is' (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15096: Some nice ideas, but needs crossovers. Agreed regarding the weak "Chrome" group. (4 months ago)

Nonam @ #15096: Fuck off nam (4 months ago)

Noman @ #15096: 10/10 would do again (4 months ago)

Man @ #15096: Lovely quiz I enjoyed (4 months ago)

Man @ #15096: Lovely quiz I enjoyed (4 months ago)

Dan @ #15096: YAY GOOD JOB I DID BADLY (4 months ago)

Dylan @ #15096: Nice try. Not all of us can make nice quizzes. But still (4 months ago)

Bob @ #15096: What the duck is a browser huh (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Saniya @ #15096: I disapprove. (4 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15077: Got there with a minute and a half to spare! Enjoyed this one, thank you. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

g @ #15092: nice and easy does it (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15072: Very tough, although kicked myself I didn't get a couple of connections. An enjoyable challenge. Thanks! (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15090: A great grid with some touch connections to work out. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (4 months 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! (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15095: Got all the links but beaten by the red fish again. (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15097: I really enjoyed this, a great idea and tough to unravel. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15091: Challenging with some good crossovers. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15092: Quite easy, but some nice ideas. Thanks! (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months 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! (4 months 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 :-/ (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15090: Only got the Turandot group... love the diversity of your solutions, though. A real test! (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15087: The only time Eric Clapton was in traffic was when someone broke down in the road works on the A14. (4 months ago)

Adam Zapple @ #15089: Very easy, but fun. (4 months ago)

Chuck Stake @ #15090: Well thought out; good grid. (4 months ago)

Benny Dorm @ #15092: Good fun, well done. (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15092: Good grid, fairly straightforward. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15090: Godzilla meets the classical world. Nice mix. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

urbanbaboon @ #15073: 4/10 got three points from the second half. tough, but not unreasonable...nicely done (4 months ago)

Eric Clapton @ #15087: I was never in Traffic (4 months 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. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15087: Same as Steve H... that connection was fiendish (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15087: Who'd know something like that? I bet the setter googled it. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15081: @Jonbob - yeah, 3 of these would be dfficult to spot from your side of the pond... (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15079: Good one (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15081: Porridge brilliant the golfers I got as well only the Jennings one stumped me. Good one (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15083: 2 easy lines 2 hard ones my answers for the hard ones were miles off (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15087: Groups are my thing so rushed thru it didn’t get the no ones though (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15089: 30 seconds then all but the brothers one (4 months ago)

YB @ #13016: had not seen frozen (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

YB @ #13420: loved the weapon category (4 months ago)

YB @ #13748: i agree with mike and peekay (4 months 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! (4 months ago)

YB @ #13941: agree with rosschris "the" makes the puzzle too easy (4 months ago)

YB @ #14043: i'm not british so the comedians were difficult, had to leave them to last (4 months ago)

YB @ #14046: way too easy (4 months ago)

YB @ #14317: as a non-brit this was fun (4 months ago)

YB @ #14323: nice one. except idk about blue cheese... (4 months ago)

YB @ #14418: omg we're not all british add "colors" too... (4 months 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.... (4 months ago)

Jon @ #15084: Love it (4 months ago)

Jon @ #15081: (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15083: Seemed tricky at first glance but managed to get 10/10 there. Not many overlaps I think but still fun. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15084: specialist grid (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Grugen @ #15080: Great stuff, good me with the Islington group, very clever. (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15077: Fantastic. (4 months 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 😊 (4 months ago)

Yay @ #15078: Love that this is all about birds! (4 months ago)

Yay @ #15067: (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15077: Excellent. Can't believe I missed the hunter group (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15078: 10/10 fairly quickly ... including verbs. the inclusion of sir and captain made this a lot easier. (4 months ago)

jjm @ #15077: 3 wordy rows, did those, Images of star signs I couldn't. Neat flip (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15066: Awful, sorry, but just dreadful. Makes no sense at all (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15078: The first names line is pushing it tbh, as they could be another group (4 months ago)

squareeyes @ #15078: 10/10 with 4 seconds to go!... but the "drake" line should be surnames, I think? (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15077: Got nowhere with this one. Just a couple of links. Too early in the morning perhaps. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15077: 10/10... well constructed and fun. :-) (4 months 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 (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15048: Can you remember what the problem was, James? I do try to accept as much as I can think of. (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15062: Easy as, erm ... 1, 2, 3 ;) (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15059: Nice grid, thanks. I managed a full house, though the Cold Shoulder group was a bit of a punt. (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15058: I only managed 3/10, but this was a fair grid with some original groups. Thanks for the fun challenge! (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15057: Liked this one. Thanks for setting it (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15068: Definitions are shockingly bad (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #8261: The Antonyms line really really didn't work (4 months ago)

JamesD @ #15068: The other one was better. (4 months ago)

JamesD @ #15048: A good grid, but you need to work on your accepted responses. (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15058: Hardest one for a while beat me a feeble 2 (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15060: Done the first bit quick then only got Hugh Laurie not bad (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15063: heavy metal groups not accepted. I was also tripped up by the misspelt word (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15073: hmmm... sophie? who remembers that, or ever knew it? (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15063: Pretty good (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15067: Easy but ok (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15073: I did alright all but the horses (4 months ago)

Louis @ #14372: Did not except heiroglyphs when they are and chocolate bars seems to come up a lot. Otherwise good grid (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15067: Ah magnum, my old friend... a new twist on it, but Straightforward enough. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15073: Stealers... think "Stuck In The Middle With You" and Daisy is a printer (showing my age again!) (4 months 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. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15067: I didn't put the same clue twice this time :) (4 months ago)

Emma @ #15067: Almost cracked the code. 6/10 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15067: All good. Thanks Andy P. (4 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #15067: Excellent. (4 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. (4 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). (4 months ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #12456: Spelling mistakes and poor descriptions (4 months ago)

Ezra @ #8261: You fawning fuckwits! This is the biggest heap of shite I've ever seen! (4 months ago)

Ezra @ #8270: TWAT! (4 months ago)

Ezra @ #8297: Total wank! (4 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 😊 (4 months ago)

Chumsford @ #15063: Nice grid, it's 'apocalyptic' though, got me looking for hidden words with that spelling! (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15067: I think I'm beginning to see how your mind works AndyP. Another 10/10. Another well put together grid. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15062: :D (4 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! (4 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. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15059: Pretty good. Only 6/10 because I only know the Hendrix version of "All Along the Watchtower" (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15037: It isn't a verb in this context, which is why I wrote "plural forms" in the explanation. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15067: 5/10. Beaten by the red fish again. Nice one. (4 months ago)

Orlando @ #15062: Andy. I thought of a few synonyms but rejected them. (4 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. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Bmd34 @ #1443: Juvenile award hardly counts for Garland when the others all won for acting. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15062: Fun, but easy once the gimmick is spotted. (4 months ago)

GERARDO GARCIA @ #14998: DEFFO BS (4 months ago)

GERARDO GARCIA @ #14998: I AGREE (4 months ago)

AMAR GHAG @ #14998: VERY EASY ?? I THINK N0T (4 months ago)

AMAR GHAG @ #2803: BS (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15061: Nice idea... unfortunately Strand also used to be a cigarette brand so this doesn't have a unique solution. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Grugen @ #15059: Great grid, liked the red herrings. I saw the connections too late so only got 6/10. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15057: Nice one.. thanks. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15054: @Platypodes... totally right, as well I knew. Can't even blame that one on too much grape. (4 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15055: Excellent stuff! (4 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15057: Good stuff, well constructed. (4 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. (4 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15054: Decent grid, got there in the end (4 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. (4 months ago)

MB @ #15049: Good lunchtime quizzing (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15054: Nice idea. Needed another herring (4 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! (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15044: An excellent grid, thank you. Close but no cigar on the wood group, so it was 7/10 for me (4 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! (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15049: A fun wall with a couple of quality crossovers. Thank you for setting. (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15055: Good one - enjoyed this. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Ian @ #15052: Great grid (won't mention the mullet :-) ) (4 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. (4 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 ;-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15050: Nice grid. A couple more crossovers would up the challenge (4 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. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15049: Enjoyed this. Good grid. (4 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. (4 months ago)

K @ #15051: Not quite. The square root of mc^2 is sqrt(m)c (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15046: Straightforward. (4 months ago)

Bert @ #14494: Annoying (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15032: 10/10. Would not have gotten Mix if it weren't for FirstGofer's previous grid. Fin. (4 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. (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15046: 5/10..attributed to culture a bit. Solid game. Moderately difficult (4 months ago)

fisherman @ #15046: just had to comment on Orlando's post- 'red fish" :) :) :) :) (4 months ago)

Stimpy @ #9384: Bones in Star Trek lol (4 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. (4 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. (4 months ago)

EDWARD @ #14919: wasn't allowed things that smell (4 months ago)

gg @ #10829: synonym description is rather inaccurate (4 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. (4 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. (4 months ago)

missh @ #15047: Very sorry if you entered the word bird and it registered incorrect - I mistakenly entered birds instead. (4 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. (4 months ago)

george @ #15046: easy but nice (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15046: A couple more crossovers would have upped the challenge... thanks for setting (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15045: Straightforward... 28 seconds, which is pretty much a record for me! Thanks :-) (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15041: 7/10 good mix..concur with the others...a fine game to play (4 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. (4 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15045: 10/10...Once you get the first one, the rest follow pretty easy. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15045: distill is usually spelt distil (4 months ago)

SpoderKid @ #15015: hard to judge whether its good or bad. Not terrible as a first attempt. Nico might not be so dumb (4 months ago)

kid @ #15014: alright (4 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). (4 months ago)

Ian @ #15043: Great Grid, took me a while, but got the all with 5 secs to spare (4 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #14922: Good one - especially liked the fact that all 7 dwarves were on there. I got lucky with my first 4. (4 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 :-) (4 months ago)

Titus @ #15042: too difficult (4 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #8988: Robbish (4 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! (4 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! (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15040: The Grid line eluded me! The stages are mammalian, as well as human... except, of course, for the platypus! (4 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?? ;-) (4 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 (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15036: Fiendish! The Shed group could have an alternative solution - all can precede Off. Likewise the Hat solution... as Survivor said. (4 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. (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15030: A less than majestic 3/10. Thanks for a challenging grid with an interesting set of groups. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15034: Good one! Can't believe I missed the Western solution... was trying to find birds. D'oh! (4 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 (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15033: My brain affected the score on this one! 2/10... just didn't twig. A deceptively challenging grid. Thanks (4 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. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15031: Found it hard... there were at 2 potential groups that had other solutions. Thanks for setting though. (4 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. (4 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15036: Found two groups early then hit the wall with this one. The Hat group is very difficult. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15043: Clever premise for a grid, pretty difficult though, scored 5/10. (4 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. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15029: Didn't get the Dun solution, but got the other 3 pretty quickly. Fun and original. Thanks! (4 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? (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15026: Smashed it! Good grid :-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15025: Enjoyed this - thank you! (4 months ago)

MoJoPo @ #15043: Nice theme - good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15041: Fair play, I thought it added to the grid rather than took away. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #11973: (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #11243: Good but don't know any red herrings for "mad", got it easy enough after that (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15040: Easy except for fiendish "grid"link at the end. Thought I was heading for an effortless 10. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #3594: Nice (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #3594: Nice (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #14986: Nice one (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15037: Your wolf group are also all anagrams of words beginning with f (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #14487: Best grid for some while. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #7427: Too bloody american (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15037: Yes, you got me Orlando. Good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Banana @ #15031: Too many links with the same sort of theme. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15035: 7/10 Welcome fellow American. Would've been perfect but I couldn't see the Ace line connection. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15038: Oops...didn't change the flag. This board was made in the USA, apologies. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15037: 4/10...that was a rough one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14868: Enjoyable. Always nice to get a ten for a change. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14973: "Overfeed" is written as one word and "hand feed" is a common collocation. What's the problem? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Primrose @ #15037: Good. Couldn’t do it but good (4 months, 1 week ago)

RBR45 @ #15034: The corvette threw me but good grid 10/10 (4 months, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #15033: Mistake on my part indeed. Hopefully it doesn't affect scores. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15034: 5/10 Good set of red herrings. A Nice game. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15033: "Parasit" isn't in the dictionary. Did you mean to write "site". Managed 7 despite the apparent mistake. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15024: Just got 3/10 for links.Saw three groups from the start but beaten by crossovers and rather obscure veg. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15036: Thought I might have set the bar high for the hat group. Hence the clue in the pat group. (4 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15034: missed the boat parts but otherwise enjoyed good one (4 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15035: loved the tones (didn't get it myself) very well done (4 months, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #12378: Have to agree. That was just silly. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15034: Good grid, scored 5/10, done over by the Headmaster group. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15032: Also got 6 but great grid, thank you. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15034: Found this very straightforward. Which is allowed on a Sunday I guess! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15031: A clever theme, but very tough. Scored 2/10. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15034: Good grid, 7/10 for me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15026: A really fun and enjoyable grid. Thank you! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #14475: Sorry if that was a spoiler but you aint going to get it any other way. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #14475: Vietnamese for king, eh!!!!!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #10405: An invalid grid as there are at least 2 solutions- move palin herring and sturgeon around (4 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #14460: Is Tony Blackburn still on (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #10405: Red herrings, tuna cod and haddock. Great! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #48: Managed a 10, but not without effort. Couldn't see any crossovers. Challenging enough without them though. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #2297: Liked it very much. Tricky but accessible. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15030: Haven't seen the films or taken any interest in Broadway but managed 5/10. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15029: Clever idea! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15017: Tough challenge but fairly fair. Never heard of "cria" or "puggle". (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15028: 0/10 And I don't really feel bad about it. This board was designed for someone else. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15009: Liked it, cheers Andy. 7/10 thanks to being the wrong vintage to have grown up with the video game ;) (4 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15011: 5/10 for me. I fell into the same trap as the baboon. Thanks for the testing grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15013: Very nicely done. Liked the cricket group especially. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15027: Too specialized for me. One for the vieo-gamers. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15029: Squareeyes. See comment below. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15029: If you liked this, try 15026 by Koshatnik. A clever one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

squareeyes @ #15029: What a brilliant idea, I wish I had thought of this (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Alison @ #13408: London, Belfast, Saint Helier, Douglas. The last two are Not capital cities of the British Isles. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15026: Loved it! Having found one group, I caught on and the rest followed. Five stars. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15029: NSKR: no specialist knowledge required. (4 months, 1 week ago)

cool @ #15027: cool (4 months, 1 week ago)

asdf @ #15027: lol clearly copy paste this isn't roblox Also, great quiz (4 months, 1 week ago)

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sword @ #15027: actually comment wat u think about it (4 months, 1 week ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: wats froody (4 months, 1 week ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: wats froody (4 months, 1 week ago)

H2-G2 @ #15027: froody (4 months, 1 week ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: meh (4 months, 1 week ago)

404 not_found @ #15027: its cool (4 months, 1 week ago)

joe @ #15027: minecraft is good (4 months, 1 week ago)

XX_MLG_XX @ #15027: lol minecraft y (4 months, 1 week ago)

joe @ #15027: OMG this is lit! (4 months, 1 week ago)

tim @ #15027: AMAZING! (4 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15025: nice simple grid, i enjoyed this one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15025: nice simple grid, i enjoyed this one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Misret Tom @ #15024: A fiendish twist on familiar themes. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Misret Tom @ #15025: Very good, stomach group especially. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15026: Ha! 10/10 fell into place once I grokked your gimmick. Lots of fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15025: NSKR, hear hear! Great stuff and still difficult enough. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15026: 3/10....well aren't we a clever one? I'm impressed (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3: Thought I tried the 1st grid (7/10) a lot more straightforward than life around grid 15000 (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11763: 4/10..lots of negative comments. Reasonably guessable. Maybe a little too much of one thing. But enjoyable (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15025: 4/10, actually 3 but I got the Stomach line right just a different not taken word. Fair challenge. Thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Miss B @ #7427: Way too obscure and just adding a letter at the end is ridiculous. And Moroni is the capital of where? (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15023: Too much specialist knowledge required for my taste. Not complaining as it was labled as hard. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #15008: Not great for me either, just 4/10. Good grid, thank you. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #15005: Only 6/10 on this one for me too. Good challenge. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #15003: You scored one more than I did on this grid, FirstGofer. This was very, very tough indeed. What a challenge. (4 months, 1 week 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 :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

leilita @ #15013: 7/10 - using the singular for the cricket group was inspired - tiny change but it totally threw me! 👏 (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15011: 4/10..one more if my incorrect but valid reason for the Throw line (can all precede the word out) counted (4 months, 1 week ago)

Primrose @ #11763: Absolute crap. Depends on knowledge of one small area. No crossovers. Nothing clever. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14995: 10/10 thanks. First time I ever felt an advantage being American. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15015: 5/10 some out there stuff. enjoyed the challenge (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15024: 6/10..the Callisto line had one killer crossover. Well-done. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Graham @ #15013: I loved it. I thought there were lots of cross-overs to spice things up! (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15023: Laughed out loud at "Stand" when I noticed the connection. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #15001: Another super puzzle. Loved the cullen skink connection. Gained a full house on this and thank you for setting it. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15013: 5/10...Clear and playable, Good clean fun. also 5 in the Miracle group...Prince's guys. (4 months, 1 week 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) (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15015: I see where Lebamski was coming from... Le Français call France... La France. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15017: 3/10 pretty good. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15015: @JonBob: You're absolutely right, I was thinking of 'French'. 'France' absolutely fits, I stand corrected. Apologies, Nico! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15017: I stand corrected... :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15015: Why don't you think France fits? Seems right to me. Agreed on the obscurity, though. I scored a whopping 2. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Spoonbill @ #15017: I thought that too so googled it and apparently it’s a young platypus! (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15011: Shy was difficult for me as well, but I got it through elimination eventually. A really fun challenge! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15015: Agree with Lebamski on the God & France. I entered aerospace and aircraft and was incorrect so only 4 for me (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15013: Could do with a few more crossovers to up the challenge. An enjoyable grid nonetheless. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #583: Enjoyable and accessible. Thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15011: A big shoal of red herrings contributed to a very decent challenge... and Shy threw me ;-) (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14862: Beaten by this one. Liked the hidden months. (4 months, 1 week ago)

jefco @ #15007: I agree with Orlando. Its a bit of a wank really. Maybe try something not so in your personal zone. (4 months, 1 week ago)

jefco @ #14995: Good grid that wasn't to left field for me. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15009: Missed the xenia link but so 7/10 although put the 4 together because they seemed to 'fit'. Good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15008: Ouch! My head hurts. All makes sense when resolved and very clever, but I couldn't make the connections. 1/10. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14947: Lebamski. I just wrote "palindromes" as the link. What could go wrong? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15010: Just 4/10. The "skip" and "below" groups are hard to spot, even after the grid is resolved. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

leilita @ #15009: 7/10 just got the wrong CBS link. Am clearly a total nerd for getting the Xenia link right!!! Great fun (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lu @ #14858: Tube stops not accepted for London Underground stations. V frustrating. A good grid though! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lu @ #14836: Yeah, agree with everyone below — clearly shops should be accepted. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lu @ #14803: Too easy. Would lower difficulty. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lu @ #14919: Good table, pretty straightforward. Frustrating that I lost two points for smell vs. smells, and computer games vs. video games. (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15009: 4/10 pretty good. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14986: Liked this one. Tricky but doable. Couldn't sort the knots from the numbers. 6/10 (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Oliver @ #14440: Who's Robert Harris? (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14977: 4/10 (1 on front end only). Tough but fair. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15003: Fairly fiendish, as labled. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15003: 0 for me. I prefer grids that require less specialized knowledge. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15001: Nice run. 7/10 Hard but with enough clues to discover. Fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15001: Spent about a minute trying to anagram "Unicorn Ear" before the penny finally dropped (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #7665: Top top grid, thanks (4 months, 1 week 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! 👏 (4 months, 1 week ago)

leilita @ #15001: Didn’t accept “pants” for the thong group 😂 other than that good grid with fun crossovers! (4 months, 1 week ago)

leilita @ #14995: Nice crossovers! 7/10 didn’t know the rhinestone cowboy group connection :-( (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15003: 3/10 all on the backend, it was like a whole grid of red herrings. Not my favorite (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15005: 6/10 clever on the red herring. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RBR45 @ #14993: Loves this grid 10/10 - liked the crossovers and appreciate the pedantry (4 months, 1 week ago)

RBR45 @ #14995: managed this one 10/10 - thankful for my Dads taste in music whilst growing up. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bacon Butty @ #15001: 10/10, great grid with good variety of groups. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15005: I spotted the four connections fairly early so managed to solve this one. Enjoyable with a few good crossovers. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15001: @Lebamski... I considered a broader answer for that group, but opted to be specific. Consider your score 9/10! :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14995: Managed to crack this one for 10/10. A great balance of crossovers and varied connections. Great stuff. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14999: Nice grid, good crossovers. Solved it quickly (for me!) (4 months, 1 week 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 :-) :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14993: You can swap bronco and mustang for valid groups. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Coochies @ #14993: Tremendous grid, well done (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

pedant @ #14978: the correct spelling is "hieroglyphs" unfortunately (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14993: A lot of gaps in my knowledge here, but managed 7/10 with educated guesses. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #14989: Not bad but James and Gordon are interchangable (both trains in Thomas the Tank Engine and both famous Browns). (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14993: This took a bit of working out but I got there in the end. Thank you for the tricky challenge. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14989: I didn't get the J connection either so 7/10 for me too. Good grid, thank you for setting. (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14993: 6/10 found a lot of groups of threes, unfortunately 4 is required. Lots of challenging crossovers...Good solid difficult board (4 months, 1 week 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14985: Good grid and one that was too tough for us. One group and connection only. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #9067: Git 3 lines straight away but not familiar with Jim Carey movies! (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14990: 5/10 Enjoyed the mix. Can't believe I missed the Buckingham line. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14990: Enjoyable and fair. Fortunately for me i spotted moscow early :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #8199: (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #14432: Hello from Nailsworth (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #14427: No thanks, no fun, no point, lost will to live. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #12138: Nice (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #13420: Nice (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14986: Is this your first grid, Scott? Haha, cheers mate, nice one. (4 months, 1 week 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #186: not allow dog breeds!!!! Really (4 months, 1 week 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? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Leilita @ #14990: Great grid with interesting crossovers! Gutted I didn’t chinook group connection - too much of a vegetarian clearly!! 7/10 scored (4 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #10570: what on earth is Lamb L or Corn S (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14986: A really fun one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14987: Simple but effective crossovers. Deceptively challenging and very enjoyable. Thanks! (4 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! (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #14046: CLOTHES SHOPS SHOULD BE ALLOWED (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mal knox @ #583: Fun (4 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #14205: ABCD CAN BE VITAMINS TOO SO THIS IS POOR (4 months, 1 week ago)

EDWARD @ #14146: CHAMPIONS LEABUE???? HOW DO THEY REPRESENT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE? WORLD LEADERS IS NOT EXCEPTED,THAT ISN'T POLOTICS!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14989: Nice one! Didn't get the J connection, so only 7/10. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14986: Very satisfying. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Stephen @ #14988: There is no such thing as a seagull. They are herring gulls or other types (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14987: Excellent cheers. Scored 7/10 after not cracking the Princeton link. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14985: A mighty two points! Too hard for me but a cleaver grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #14973: over feed and hand feed?? (4 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14967: Unravelled the groups and managed three connections but I was nowhere near the fourth. Thanks for the challenge! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14987: Nice one! Cracked it quickly and enjoyed it. (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14986: Very enjoyable, 7/10 for me. Some great crossovers. Thanks very much! (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Angry of Tunbridge @ #45: Agree with the others, must do better puzzGrid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14986: Excellent - really enjoyed this one. A nice mix of categories, good crossovers. Thank you! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #14985: The zero connection is a tad obscure (4 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.. (4 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14985: Hah, used a word to long for a box, Need to stop a 16 characters. "Hemidemisemiquaver" btw (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14921: Couldn't find the groups but knew all the connections. Another nice one.Enjoyed the challenge. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14978: Liked this one very much. No specialized knowledge required and a good balance of crossovers. Thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #14931: For synonyms of 'healthy', that are also all words that can be followed by -ness. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sparky @ #5633: Tough for a non-brit to solve, very cool! (4 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. (4 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. (4 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. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

leilita @ #14858: Fun grid but “families” (plural) was counted as incorrect for the Lighthouse etc group :-( (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #14970: Terrific grid. Deserves a shot at the 'best grids' list. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14978: Wonderful variety of eligibility for the groups. 5 stars (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14979: Much too good for me (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14979: Yep (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14979: Clever, scored 5/10, struggled with Garrison and Georgia groups. Cheers (4 months, 1 week ago)

Electric trousers @ #14662: Got stuck on ‘territoty’ thinking it was an anagram rather than a spelling mistake . (4 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #5063: Didn't accept facial features:( (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #14970: Great grid (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14979: Fully agreed! That's the one that tripped me up too. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14978: Lovely. (4 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. (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14979: A great challenge, disappointed I didn't recognise the 'Georgia' group as it's inspired. Thanks! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #14960: Told me I was wrong when I used Greek not Hellenic! Would not describe this as medium difficulty (4 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! :-) (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

GeordieBoy @ #14960: Way too specialist - tougher than a medium (4 months, 1 week ago)

Paddy @ #14967: Only 3 out of the 4 "homophones" actually are. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14885: Were you drunk mate? (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14978: Good grid, wouldnt say it was hard but i enjoyed it (4 months, 1 week ago)

earthsalibra @ #13037: This one was fun. Easy, but fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14978: Caught me out with the Scarab. Good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14974: Haven't seen the WW! But a well constructed grid with good crossovers. (4 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. :-( (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14970: I had never heard of BM x3... learnt something! (4 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 :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14967: Good... as always! Missed the homophones... although not 100% convinced by serious. (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14931: I agree with bonehead that it is harsh not accepting force as the link. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14899: Nonsense grid. Ignore. (4 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. (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14933: Quite straightforward but well put together. Thank you. (4 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #12214: Annoying that it didn't accept numbers written as words! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14970: Thought you'd muddled Hail Marys....................but you hadn't. Great grid. (4 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? (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14967: pretty good except for the (non) homophones. (4 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! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

zac tudor @ #2652: dan E the anagrams DID have links " CATS" is a musical and CAST is a band? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14970: Yah, centipede is an arthropod. Otherwise, what urbanbaboon said (4 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" (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #14970: @Bonehead That's a good point. I am not actually sure what they are classed as. Arthropods? (4 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! (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14970: is a centipded an insect? I think it has slightly more than the requisite number of legs (4 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14969: Very entertaining. Good explanations too. Thanks. (4 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. (4 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. (4 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!! (4 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. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14923: 7/10 but didn't feel I deserved it. Spotted the song and then the rest was guesswork. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14970: Enjoyable and challenging. Deceptively simple connections with some brilliant crossovers. A fantastic grid. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Yos @ #8858: Love it (4 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! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #9646: (4 months, 1 week ago)

Betty Blue @ #220: Excellent one, need to know your Bond girls! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14935: Three very similar connections make this particularly tough, but limit the variety here. A good challenge. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14944: Very tough with some pretty esoteric connections. Enjoyable and well put together though. Thanks! (4 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 (4 months, 1 week ago)

JOHNJ @ #14948: I love this quiz - one of the best I've done (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14943: 10/10 - I recognised the "Sawyer" group immediately, which helped with the rest. A great grid. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14945: I'm kicking myself for not seeing the "Henry" group connection. Some nice ideas, and a fun challenge. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14946: I should have spotted at least one more connection (the "Knee" group). Some imaginative crossovers. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14955: No, it isn't because how does the solver know which component goes into which link? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14955: Not good form to have identical clues in different groups. Some nice ideas however. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14947: Managed to get the maximum on this one. Thank you for the test. (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14946: Made sense once I saw the groups. Got 2 of the connections, (Sophie and Penguin but no groups. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14944: One group, one connection. A real toughie, but learnt a few things! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14943: ditto (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14933: 10/10 - good grid. thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14932: 10/10 - straightforward and fun (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5916: Easy but satisfying (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14925: 5/10... got the groups but not all the connections. clever grid (4 months, 2 weeks 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!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5919: me neither! (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14947: 5/10...tough board, thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5920: Couldn't agree more with darto! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5920: Couldn't agree more with darto! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5923: Gibberish. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14933: 10/10...Yippee. Thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #14931: I think "force" should be enough (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #14946: right said fred:TWO-hit wonder (Deeply Dippy - No 1 hit) Tricky grid (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14946: One group and connection only in this one. Simply too difficult for me, unfamiliar with the connections. Good grid, thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14943: Two groups and connections only. The sawyer and billabong groups eluded me completely. Great challenge, thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14945: 4/10, enjoyable (one line was out of my cultural knowledge, but still good fun---just explaining the low score) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14932: Thank you for the puzzle. Got the maximum score as the links used common themes. Good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14931: Managed to get 10/10 as well. Enjoyed this very much, thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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toast @ #14925: As entertaining as it was tough. And I learned a little too. Thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14902: Nice one. The 11 link was hard. Never heard of chapter 11. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14933: Nice one. The ancient Greek link a bit specialized but otherwise accessible. Thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #3594: Nice ideas (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sam @ #14928: 7/10 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lyd @ #14928: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joanne March @ #14928: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Antonio @ #14928: 😜 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anonymus @ #14928: 😥 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

CHRIS @ #14933: Decent simple quick grid. (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14931: Fun while it lasted. Which is the point i guess (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14935: Well im hardly in a position to complain... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #14931: Thanks Andy. I'll try to keep the standard up. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14884: Nice one. Tough but fair. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14932: Good fun, thanks for setting. The flow group was the last in and the most satisfying. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14930: Oof scored 1/10 very tough. Cheers though (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14931: Loved it, and scored 10 to boot. Really good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14932: Tough one, scored 4/10, usually I'm good at the wordsy ones but they escaped me here. Cheers (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Roopgrockie @ #13037: Ha ha !!! Very clever (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5930: Title of 'government' group seems odd. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5932: Jon boat ? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14930: My pleasure, RossChriss. Thanks for the feedback. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14930: Good grid with links that made me have to think to spot them. Thank you for the challenge. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14263: Nice one. I wasted time looking for a group of characters from "Toad of Toad Hall". (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14922: Scored 5/10, the Tribes group did me there. Well done, a pretty good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14903: Only got the card games connection, no where near enough time to complete the grid (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14914: Lots of fun and a superbly built grid. Thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14904: Thank you for a brilliant and brain-racking grid. 4/10 for me, and I was pleased with that! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14920: Nice grid, thank you. I managed 7/10, missing the Dolph connection (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14920: 4/10, Nicely formed but I'm culturally out of the loop on half this one. But still fun to try. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14919: 10/10..enjoyable (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14924: 5/10 I'm ok with that, got all four when the board was revealed. Solid game. thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14890: Nice one! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14923: Entertaining! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14923: Fun. Theres a surprising number of birds which fit in the ducks group! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14924: 7/10... same issues as RossChris. I'm not copying, sir, honest! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14923: 4/10... hard one (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

gc @ #8354: sorry but v poor (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14923: It was indeed a tough but interesting challenge. Thank you for setting it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #14914: Clever indeed. Well done. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14920: Good grid and I managed a full house. Thank you for the challenge. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14917: 7/10 for me too. Didn't get the soap connection despite recalling that particular component. Thank you for the challenge. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14919: Gotta work on your capitalisation, and Andy P, Fortnite is like the biggest game at the moment. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14920: Thanks Andy! Good grid... missed the Jet Li connection though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14919: Agree with Andy P...but solved it quickly. I used the windsor group a few days ago, so that helped! (4 months, 2 weeks 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 :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14917: 7/10 - couldn't get the plank solution. @urbanbaboon - we allow you the 7/10! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14916: Good grid... 7/10 - the southgate solution eluded me! Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14914: Inspired... difficult but worth the effort. 5/10 for me... just didn't crack the groups in time. Great grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bubbles devire @ #14919: we created it its great shut up bruv (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Louis @ #12371: Did not get point for putting cakes in types of cake! Also, too easy. Solved it in thirty seconds. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14917: Dont think this has a unique solution because of purple rain and little red corverre (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #14883: Men of the cloth ... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lana Preston @ #14916: Ooft (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #14915: I couldnt get 2 of the connections, so just typed "backwards" - and they both came up as correct! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14914: Splendid stuff. I did one of these with P once, but i forgive you :-p (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14915: Thrown by the herring, damnit - which made all the difference. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14884: Feeling flushed with success (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14902: Woooo! Medium clearly my level this evening. Nice idea to mix and match formats (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14901: Another good grid which i managed to get absolutely nowhere near. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14910: 4/10 also. Great grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14907: Only 5/10 but I really enjoyed it. Made some educated guesses. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks 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!) (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14910: I'm having a nightmare of a day with typing! Mini is supposed to read 'Midi'. TGIF :-) (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14883: 7/10 thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14901: 6/10 probably should have been 7 as the Gershwin line category was close. Stanhope was difficult. Nice. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14902: 5/10 Numbers are always quite difficult, but the cleverness of the one made it enjoyable. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dan @ #14898: Unlike the others here, I knew the Calaway group immediately but struggled with some of the others! Great grid. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14907: Some of this went totally over my head, but that's a location thing possibly. Thanks for setting (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks 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 :-) (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14901: Managed to solve this one. A good challenge, thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14893: This one defeated me, only one group and two connections. A fine challenge. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14899: Thanks, FirstGofer. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

rabbit @ #14898: 10/10 for me - the Calaway group is precisely within my wheelhouse of useless trivia. Good grid! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14902: Fast and fun - thanks! The chapter connection was cleverly done (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14891: A wonderfully original grid. I solved it with 19 secs to go. Thanks for setting! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14898: As with FirstGofer, my lack of knowledge of Calaway cost me the maximum score. Great grid, thank you for the challenge. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14893: A fine test, thank you RossChris. I found two groups and three connections, and one eluded me completely. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14901: Good grid, but Stanhope group eluded me. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14902: Sorry about the typo - obvs should read Jurassic (4 months, 2 weeks 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 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14851: Am I missing something with the Hack group? I don't understand the solution. Agree about Lucas - doesn't work (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14899: There seems to be a glut of nonsense at the moment. Gridders ignore this puzzle (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14898: Very good grid. My knowledge, or lack thereof, of the profession in the Calaway group prevented my perfect 10. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14890: A good point. Those types of questions are the worst. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Benjamin @ #6175: You can swap Lincoln with either Jackson or Madison and still have a valid grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14876: Great grid! Thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14868: Thanks Polygotcha. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14893: Ouch. I dont remember the criminologist which meant 3 minutes of futility, despite knowing 3 connections. You win again... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #12349: Great! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Polygotcha @ #14885: Absolute snoregasbord of rubbish. Possibly the worst grid I've seen. F-, go to the bottom of the class. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14891: 10/10 on a very interesting grid. Thumbs up here. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14887: didn't (still don't) know what a cuban sandwich is but still very good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14887: Excellent. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14886: I'd have had 10/10 if I had remembered to use British spellings! (4 months, 2 weeks 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? (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14890: RC, you truly are royalty when it comes to solving sneaky grids... I kneel in your presence! :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14422: I got 7/10 and found it easy but have to agree with other comments about the food group (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14426: Questionable (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14437: Sketchy (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14884: Thanks for a medium level grid - just my level! When I got it I laughed out loud at "Privy council" :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14887: My level exactly :-) Thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #14891: Great grid! Who's Clare Kent?! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14298: Good grid 😁 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14888: @Lebamski - always enjoy your grids... don't always complete them mind! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14881: Very tough unless you're a polyglot (which I'm not!) A fine challenge nonetheless. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #186: Great crossovers. Challenging but enjoyable. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14878: Enjoyable with some great crossovers. Like others before me, I was blocked by Brandon. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14879: Very tough, a few of the connections need some pretty esoteric knowledge. Still enjoyed the challenge. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14882: Enjoyable and challenging. A couple of the connections felt a little stretched, but I had fun with it. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks 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! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14888: P.S. Thought the 'Vajazzle' group needed one 'stand out' clue, so to speak... (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

VIctoria @ #6384: Keep getting stung by different spellings of the correct answer! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14778: Easy and enjoyable 😁 (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14873: Got only 2 connections, enjoyable clever grid 😁 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14875: Very good grid😁 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14875: Required some lateral thinking but it fell into place. Thanks for the fine grid and inventive connections (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14887: Like it. Didn't know 2 of the Dagwood group, but guessed correctly because of the 2 I did know. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14887: A fun grid and one that I managed to do all right on. Thank you for the challenge. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14886: Straightforward as the links are pretty clear but the crossovers make it more of a test. Thank you. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks 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. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14887: Some nice crossovers and misdirection. Simple but enjoyable. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14883: Simple but with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #14884: Lovely stuff. No piece of cake either though my hangover didn't help.. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14884: A challenging and enjoyable grid. i didn't get the "Waterloo" group connect