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Iggy Swan @ #19054: Known what the links Candela and Otto are, the other two I had no idea. (31 minutes ago)

Ragman @ #19057: Technically, isn't the Thames at Oxford called the Isis? (2 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #19051: Don't normally like ones with too many obvious surnames but this was fun. ( But, no room for Jack Hobbs?) (3 hours, 16 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #19045: It's all been said. Nice grid though. (5 hours, 35 minutes ago)

cazza @ #13951: whiskies not accepted - tsk tsk (6 hours, 55 minutes ago)

cazza @ #13980: quark is nonsense (7 hours, 7 minutes ago)

OATCAKE EATER @ #18805: 8 Christian names - that's no puzzgrid. (12 hours, 46 minutes ago)

koshatnik @ #19025: Enjoyed this one - thanks for setting it! @Bindipper: Snowy is a red herring for the Murrumbidgee group (12 hours, 52 minutes ago)

Tyson @ #16053: Just kidding, it was still fun. But really, isn't it the Florida Marlins, not the Miami Marlins? :D (13 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Tyson @ #16053: Jay, this one SUCKS. How can you NOT know that the MARLINS are from FLORIDA, NOT MIAMI!!! (13 hours, 7 minutes ago)

OATCAKE EATER @ #19028: 12 proper nouns are too many. (13 hours, 29 minutes ago)

OATCAKE EATER @ #19042: Kinell (13 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #19056: A fictional wall bar two entries. However this is a real wall to answer. (15 hours, 43 minutes ago)

Jim @ #6140: Abbadon is a pseudonym for Jesus, not the devil (15 hours, 47 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #19027: Rainbow should be acceptable here as well as the description here. (15 hours, 48 minutes ago)

Alexander Fleming @ #17240: Brilliant. Top marks! (15 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18974: Found the route to success here once the first group was found. Did not get maximum though. (15 hours, 55 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18940: I don't think it's that stupid or a (p)take. The F group does take me back now I've revisited this wall. (16 hours, 2 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18934: Two similar walls with different links. This one would be scoring more points for most people. (16 hours, 5 minutes ago)

Anne @ #583: I also said stereo so it didn’t give me the points (16 hours, 8 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18919: You'd need luck for this - I had 2 points. (16 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Anne @ #19027: Clue should be accepted in the Cluedo category as it is part of the word and also the name of the game in the US (16 hours, 10 minutes ago)

Valerie @ #18611: Do you work in a Patisserie? (16 hours, 16 minutes ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #19028: I didn't even get close to solving this one....although I suspected cars were in there somewhere..👍 (16 hours, 28 minutes ago)

peddars @ #19027: Think rainbow should have been accepted as an answer (16 hours, 48 minutes ago)

Jo @ #19017: Interesting! (16 hours, 48 minutes ago)

OATCAKE EATER @ #1708: Salesman not an anagram. Fowel not a word. (16 hours, 50 minutes ago)

OATCAKE EATER @ #685: 6 types of bird too much (17 hours, 3 minutes ago)

cazza @ #14045: good (17 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Giggsy @ #19020: very nice (17 hours, 15 minutes ago)

Bob @ #204: Dalmatian spelt incorrectly (17 hours, 21 minutes ago)

skystorm @ #19039: Good one...all round answers..enjoyed it (17 hours, 39 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #19051: Nice. (17 hours, 49 minutes ago)

Ian @ #19042: Good grid, but I was lead astray by the hidden group "red _____" (18 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Ian @ #19045: Good grid, but should accept "surnames and professions". Lots of synonyms for jobs. (18 hours, 36 minutes ago)

boo-urns @ #19046: terrible. Including personal preferences? How is anyone supposed to know that? (18 hours, 37 minutes ago)

Giggsy @ #18995: Someone leaving comments on my behalf I see below. Bit wanky. Fun grid. (18 hours, 42 minutes ago)

Johnny @ #19021: Really liked this one. (18 hours, 50 minutes ago)

chaser @ #19036: please die - I hope that your name is self-fulfilling! I can only assume you found the quiz too difficult (19 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #19050: 3 easy rows, 1 stupendously difficult. Also should have accepted Airport names. (19 hours, 42 minutes ago)

Nicetea @ #519: laboRAtory vs laBOratory methinks Jeni (20 hours, 36 minutes ago)

Mr. Puzzle @ #19042: Does anyone actually know the types of quark? I prefer the bartender from DS9 (20 hours, 40 minutes ago)

Iggy Swan @ #19043: A very good constructive wall you've done. I would be proud of that (20 hours, 40 minutes ago)

Mr. Puzzle @ #19045: Occupations should count for the butcher etc group. Including both bakers was sneaky! (20 hours, 45 minutes ago)

antelope @ #19036: wrote colours instead of colors and got it wrong :( (21 hours, 48 minutes ago)

nerd @ #19045: Two bakers in this grid. Is that legal? (22 hours, 3 minutes ago)

BinDipper @ #19047: I would open a book on Betfair on who will be the first to point out the obvious about 'sky'. But your mother already knows. :-) (22 hours, 6 minutes ago)

MendraMarie @ #19045: I said professions Surely that counts. (22 hours, 18 minutes ago)

MendraMarie @ #19028: Ey up duck - excellent puzzle. (22 hours, 23 minutes ago)

BwB @ #6177: Must have been amended by now as all my answers were correct and I put Battles for one and Tube stations for another (22 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Mr. Puzzle @ #19021: Nice grid, good categories (22 hours, 52 minutes ago)

Mr. Puzzle @ #19036: Unfortunately "colour" is spelled the American way, so I was marked wrong for that group. Also looks like a potential Labour member has shown up in these comments (22 hours, 57 minutes ago)

rvan @ #19032: great (23 hours, 13 minutes ago)

Clue @ #19038: Great grid here. Should have spotted one quicker though. (23 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Clue @ #19037: Fine grid. I was thinking of one thing and instead get four different links altogether. (23 hours, 55 minutes ago)

Clue @ #19036: Apart from the Mustard link the rest I was stumped on. I wonder how well others fare (23 hours, 58 minutes ago)

Clue @ #19033: Same as numbers 19031 and 19030. (1 day ago)

Clue @ #19035: Good grid here with five of one thing in three of the categories. (1 day ago)

Clue @ #19031: I think you've submitted it twice. (1 day ago)

Clue @ #19030: Got two points by seeing the links after autosolve. You'd know if there were any red-herrings here. (1 day ago)

beforan @ #19028: nice surprise to see NG represented. (1 day ago)

Clue @ #19029: Some guesswork from me, I knew what Homer and Gala were but the rest needs thinking. (1 day ago)

Clue @ #19027: Moderately fine with the red-herrings 100% known (1 day ago)

Clue @ #19026: Identified a rew red-herrings on this puzzle and made numerous attempts to find the links. (1 day ago)

please die @ #19036: this is shit, never do this again you fucking bitch-ass cunt (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Xel @ #17747: Thought all the giant words were ships because of Titanic. Silly me! (1 day, 1 hour ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #19029: Had me totally stumped........nice work! (1 day, 3 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #19025: A fine grid - excellent if the Murrumbidgee group has a red herring (who knows?). Blind eye to the spelling mistake. :-) (1 day, 4 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #19025: Not easy peasy Japaneasy for me...I didn't know that God forsaken barren wasteland full of nasty things trying to kill one, had any rivers!! (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Clue @ #19017: Explanation - do you mean m-sc-t? (1 day, 4 hours ago)

cazza @ #14134: not that famous (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Hiro @ #19025: Easy peasy japaneasy (1 day, 6 hours ago)

Vest Enpance @ #19020: Come on feel the noize! Great gridding, you're definitely getting your Cuppa Soup. (1 day, 6 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #19021: Got the Capitals and Stylish then struggled...so a big groan from me for the Marx Brothers solution....good grid! (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #19017: Fun grid, well done (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #19013: Never heard of 'Doug'!! Other categories good. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16533: look at us. just a couple of jellylegs laughing. i love it! (1 day, 17 hours ago)

UBone @ #19013: Haven't heard of Doug in years! nice grid. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18915: AK has already snatched them Aardvark. Sorry but here, you can have a midget gem. (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Aetees @ #19011: @edwardo Star was a last minute change, now that you point it out it is obvious. School boy error. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Clue @ #19004: Impossible grid to have all entries the same. The answers are obviously going to be 'X', 'X', 'X' and 'X' for all of them and the answers don't match any. 0/10 will be the common score. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Aardvark @ #18915: Cadel Evans, Chris Boardman, Chris Froome, Dan or Tony Martin - male pro cyclists. Can I have my points please :) ! (1 day, 22 hours ago)

falcon7777 @ #114: very good (1 day, 22 hours ago)

JD @ #19011: Groups were straightforward to get once one fell into place. Otherwise a good grid. (2 days ago)

S.S. @ #18974: Good grid (2 days ago)

VJ @ #566: clever and fair (2 days, 1 hour ago)

S.S. @ #18987: Quite neat (2 days, 1 hour ago)

edwardo @ #19011: "Hover" and "Star" could swap into the other's category easily, probably forming more common answers than they currently do. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

S.S. @ #18995: I think the "fare"etc group and "directors"etc group were rather loosely defined. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Aetees @ #18995: While I liked the grid and like the theme you may want to expand the list of acceptable answers. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Clue @ #18994: You'd either know them or you don't. Someone here should get Max Points. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Clue @ #19003: Numbers which means anything until these ones which have definitions I'd never knew about. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Timmon @ #18991: Only good if you're in the Prior Family. Pretty poor for everybody else. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

lindy @ #19000: Yep..I was marked incorrect for dictionary and for Prime Ministers. * sigh* (2 days, 4 hours ago)

VJ @ #6613: good connections, again hard to get them right, if you do not stumble on the exact formulation the setter has chosen (2 days, 5 hours ago)

VJ @ #6618: good connections, but impossible to get the points for them, unless you happened to use exactly the wording the categories were described as, this is highly unlikely (2 days, 5 hours ago)

jefco @ #18995: Pretty clever! (2 days, 6 hours ago)

a @ #19004: troll spotted (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Dumb Cunt @ #10577: Me feel smart now (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Borey @ #18055: 'Omlet' is not but 'omelet' is. I'm not sure 'omlet' is a standard spelling. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18947: Lost me completely as I'm not into girl group surnames or losing talent show entrants but guessed Joe for the Joe group and got incorrect! So a zero score instead of 1. (2 days, 14 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18932: Great grid thanks. (2 days, 14 hours ago)

🦆 @ #18878: Yep, Buddy Cop shows/movies: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BuddyCopShow (2 days, 15 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18950: :)) I don’t think I’d lose any sleep over it Ossie. They’re probably correct but the social skills on here at times are cringeworthy. (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #11102: The name Shen Yun means the beauty of divine jellylegs dancing, and that is what the audience experiences. Shen Yun now has six equally large jellylegs that tour the world simultaneously, bringing an all-new performance of dance, costumes, animated backdrops, singing, legs(jelly), and music to over 150 theaters every year. (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #11097: For 5,000 years, divine jellylegs flourished in the land of China. Through breathtaking music and dance (and jellylegs!), Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #11650: Listen, Jellylegs. I don't want to tell you twice, but it's KIWI. K? Chinese Kiwi. (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16308: very nicesu, jellyleg-san! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #18995: board THIS, jellylegs! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #19001: okay, jellylegs. you got me this time! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #19000: Allow singular versions, jellylegs! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18997: I have amended this puzzle with the addition of more accepting link terms, now on puzzle 19003. You should get points from the website for typing the links in. (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Laurence @ #18981: Roy LICHENstein! POW WHAM (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Larry. @ #8165: good grid. we got 3 / 4 connections. (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Laurence @ #18989: This is too hard and boring (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Larry. @ #15862: class (2 days, 19 hours ago)

JD @ #18950: Good grid, got there 2 with 2 seconds to spare. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18980: Pope Alexander - there are eight of them but those are not their real names unlike Alexander Pope and the others in the category. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

skystorm @ #18979: thank you..I did just put oil and pie...but knowing me possibly put them in the wrong box...:(. Thanks for all of the encouraging comments from all of you. I will do another one later..especially for you BinDipper..:) (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18994: Some tricky connections here, especially the Max Power group. Had to search for a few (e.g. Radioactive Man) to see why. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18972: Honduras definitely fits it's category of four. The birthplace of Victor Moses - I thought that is a capital city. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

boo-urns @ #18973: "Hot" incorrect for film category? And a seperate category for Hot non-movies? Feels sloppy. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

COD @ #18979: Good advice from BD, and a good grid too. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18950: Blimey....I didn't think these grids were taken THAT seriously!!??....I'll try harder in future! (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Cheese @ #18984: Good grid! Enjoyed the Gross group :) (2 days, 23 hours ago)

JD @ #18840: Knotted = Twisted = Mixed Up = Silver is an anagram of Livers. Great grid. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

a @ #18992: no "trousers"? (3 days ago)

boo-urns @ #18980: Author category is weak for obvious reasons. Also what "a" said about Pope. (3 days ago)

Tommy @ #18992: Too easy (3 days ago)

You @ #9214: I like a theme (3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18972: It's not my kind of grid where everything is of the same type but what's wrong with Honduras? (3 days ago)

Clue @ #18972: Honduras? I don't think so. (3 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #18992: Easy grid, but struggled with connections, didn't except Jeans, guessed Geordies, sorry Macams (3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18979: But take no notice of the habitual moaners and whingers. Just think of them as Brexiters doing what Brexiters do. :-D (3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18979: Another example - "They are all synonyms for fat". If you put 'syn', and 'mean', and 'same' in the keyword box, you probably don't need to write all the synonyms themselves down. The person answering should hit the answer just by saying 'They're synonyms' or 'They mean the same' or 'They're the same as...'. Hope that helps a bit. (3 days, 1 hour ago)

BinDipper @ #18979: If you use a tense let's say the past-tense and the link is 'All the things are played' - if you just put 'played' in the little box, anyone writing 'playing' or 'plays' or even just 'play' will be marked wrong. Solution is to put the shortest version of a word, or even part of a word that they wouldn't write by accident. In this case, 'play' or even just 'pla' will do it. (3 days, 1 hour ago)

BinDipper @ #18979: There are two bits - the bit that everyone sees, where you explain what the link is. As long as that makes sense the wording is irrelevant. It's in that other box (the small one) where it really matters. If you use the plural there you're likely to trip people up. So if you put 'oils' then people writing 'oil' will be marked as incorrect. More to follow... (3 days, 1 hour ago)

skystorm @ #18979: Bindipper..thanks..I am not sure how else to do the links there..they say keep it brief..any help would be welcome ..what would have been better to put ? (3 days, 1 hour ago)

a @ #18980: Did you mean Alexander Pope? Pope Alexander doesn't have a title in his name, he just has a title. (3 days, 1 hour ago)

a @ #18982: Too monolithic IMO... basically "sort the actors" (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Aetees @ #18987: A nice grid though you may want to look a bit more carefully at acceptable answers in future. Relatives should work in my opinion. Hardly the end of the world though. (3 days, 1 hour ago)

a @ #18987: No "relatives" for the family group or "storm" for the weather group? (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Petedub @ #18986: Nice wall, thankyou. Me and Wendy enjoyed playing it. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18979: The grid is fine Sky but your linking terms aren't. Both pie and oil were marked as incorrect. Are you pluralising in the keywords? :-) (3 days, 4 hours ago)

skystorm @ #18939: hi thanks for the feedback...I put National Anthem because of the Sex Pistols track God save the Queen...it's the first one I submitted so I hope to improve .... (3 days, 4 hours ago)

DSU1985 @ #2748: Enjoyed it. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18942: Disagree about the Swindon group. It's one of those you either know or you don't, which come up quite frequently on the TV show. Some lines are meant to be obscure, that's the point. Knowledge based rather than 'generally guessable' (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Dan Brown @ #18980: Well that's hurtful (3 days, 4 hours ago)

DSU1985 @ #1110: Never heard of Jack fruit or bread fruit! (3 days, 4 hours ago)

ds @ #18979: For the machine group, I had 'Green' as the connection. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

DSU1985 @ #18965: (3 days, 5 hours ago)

DSU1985 @ #18954: Good red herrings for the Cartman one. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18981: Must confess Ru Paul winners was never going to come into my train of thought even though I did watch it....I don't find them attractive, but your mind plays tricks! (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Amos @ #18940: Is this a piss take? Stupid (3 days, 5 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18957: Thanks Ossie. I’m now trialing 4 rectangles (arranged so they are in each corner of a page). They each have double arrows pointing from them to each of the other three rectangles. The clues that can only fit in one link go inside the rectangle, the clues that form the crossovers go on the arrows. I’ll see if that works better. On the other subject, give praise to YouTube. The penguins and many other games can still be seen there. (3 days, 7 hours ago)

Baz @ #18950: Boo (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Homeo @ #18950: No, it is nothing like saying that. JP's point is 100% valid especially when you are purposefully using words like Jam as a misdirect. You can't then say 'it's not Jam on Bread - it's 'The' Jam, the band. But it's not The peanut butter' - can't have it both ways (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Mick @ #12814: Quickest wall I’ve ever done. Under 1 minute (3 days, 12 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18957: I am still new to this but I am having most success when I try to do a list of 4 (at least) red herrings down the page and then work away from that. And for the record..I concur on Stuart Hall....memories of a very funny TV show, and of roaring with laughter watching it with my long departed Nan have been sadly sullied. (3 days, 13 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18964: Very very good...I got the 'points' connection but confess I got bogged down in it being one group of ascending points...you done me up like a kipper!! (3 days, 13 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18974: Cunning..very cunning..throw in an easy peasy group to lull us into a false sense of security then hit us with some toughies.....good work! (3 days, 13 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18978: Had me totally stumped...Well played! (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18939: Words from UK national anthem was not accepted and how we were expected to work out the glass of champagne connection to the other clues in that set I have no idea. (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18939: Words from UK national anthem was not accepted and how we were expected to work out the glass of champagne connection to the other clues in that set I have no idea. (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18902: Not only didn't accept pie but water too! (3 days, 14 hours ago)

DH @ #18966: good one (3 days, 14 hours ago)

skystorm @ #11: enjoyed this ..and I enjoy a blue steak too (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18897: Wouldn't accept spoon??? (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Verr @ #355: Not correct for the word 'perfect' is annoying (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18866: I think church services should be accepted. The Grisham novels was a good connection which I didn't think of. (3 days, 14 hours ago)

skystorm @ #18950: enjoyed this..:) (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Verr @ #351: Burden?, carry? (3 days, 15 hours ago)

skystorm @ #18974: clever..I failed..:) (3 days, 15 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18957: Cheers 4by4. I’ve been wondering if, instead of lists, a kind of 4 section Venn diagram might be worth making but I can’t picture how it would work. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Pamela @ #18434: I like his belt (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #4830: Great grid (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #4832: Brilliant grid (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #4831: What is a ha ha? (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #4835: Enjoyable grid, thanks (3 days, 16 hours ago)

JD @ #18952: Very topical........ (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Ian @ #18966: Challenging but enjoyable grid. Found two groups and somehow managed to find all four connections. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18950: In.my defense JP..isn't that a bit like saying groups of surnames don't work without the forenames? (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Smacmahon @ #18960: Great grid! (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #17386: Shoulda allowed "fire" in the redundant one, Jellylegs. (3 days, 17 hours ago)

4by4 @ #18957: Probably down to personal preference. I make 4 lists each with a title. If a word/element fits in more than one list I enter it in each applicable list. When each word/element has been selected for a specific list I put a tick next it. If that word/element occurs in another list I put a cross next to it. Repeat the process until each list has 4 ticks. Finally I check all selected words/elements in each list against all selected words/elements in the other lists (to determine if they are interchangeable) in an attempt to avoid a grid with more than one solution but I can still get caught out through my own ignorance - someone will usually spot it if you do not! (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #18866: If I type in "lawyer," it should accept it. Please read the rules, jellylegs! (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #18874: Dude, please use the non plural version in your keywords. Come on, Jellylegs. (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18971: The Devil group stumped me and got 7/10. Then of course it was a famous item. (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Timmon @ #18966: Well I thoroughly enjoyed that. But it took me a wee bit longer than the 3 minutes Had to do a screen save. But top marks from me. (3 days, 18 hours ago)

wev @ #17951: more than one herring - a proper fish stew! Excellent. (3 days, 18 hours ago)

knife @ #18955: Too naughty for a boring old fart like me (3 days, 18 hours ago)

knife @ #18942: Fair enough, but Swindon group too obscure to be generally guessable (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Cryptician @ #1708: Skystorm... https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/news-etymology/ (3 days, 18 hours ago)

knj @ #15252: You didn't accept Shakespeare? (3 days, 19 hours ago)

UBone @ #18900: First one of the "all names" grids I've been able to solve! (3 days, 20 hours ago)

skystorm @ #1708: clever but NEWS means North East West South i.e. Stories from all points of the compass..not new stories..Named by an American Broadcasting Company (3 days, 20 hours ago)

UBone @ #18888: It's Kill Bill not Killing Bill. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18949: These four presidents had one thing in common here. One point can be awarded for saying "presidents" since they have been. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18867: Davids works on that link, I'd say you can award one point for David on this wall. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

MATT DEE @ #6833: PLEASE ADD RELATIVES TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS GROUP (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Cryptician @ #18966: Lamp is an anagram of Lamp!?! You know what I mean!! (4 days, 2 hours ago)

JP @ #18950: The bands group doesn't work as some have a "the" and some do not. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18941: Sly-1 is indeed brilliant. A real slow bullet that hit me as I was filling the kettle about an hour afterwards (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18939: A Glass of Champagne was a truly awful single by q truly awful kitsch 70s band called Sailor. Don't Google it, once seen it can't be unseen. Toe curlingly bad. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Cryptician @ #18941: I'll start putting in more explanations in future. Fryer as in Frying Pan. Original clue should have been Fryer's Tool but I must have cut it short when typing. Apologies. The literal English translation Guillermo del Toro is William of the Bull. He directed Pan's Labyrinth. Learner drivers often stall the cars they drive (if manual of course). Poker slang for a King is Cowboy. Low Tiger Shot is a golf shot called a punch. Tiger is a clue to the golfer Tiger Woods. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Angela @ #18939: The last group of sailors where does the glass of champagne fit !! (4 days, 5 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18957: In the absence of a forum, a question here: When you make grids do you use a diagram and mark on the red herrings somehow, or do you just do lists? I write 4 lists with the ones that will fit in more than one group in capital letters but it’s not very elegant. I want a better way to do it. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #18939: Some good bits, but wouldn't allow 'National Anthem', which is what 'God save the Queen' is, and don't get the sailor group at all! (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Squiggle @ #18897: Good but very easy! (4 days, 6 hours ago)

a @ #4832: two groups too similar, and it's "whipped cream" not "whipping cream" (4 days, 8 hours ago)

a @ #1508: y u no let me have "movies", "Renaissance English politicians" or "European languages"? (4 days, 12 hours ago)

a @ #18922: y u no let me have "crockery" or "cutlery" (4 days, 13 hours ago)

a @ #18937: Brasilia is spelt wrong and it won't accept "Australia" (4 days, 13 hours ago)

a @ #18941: Really good idea, but some of the clues don't quite work or I don't understand them even after getting links (fryer for pan? will of the bull's maze - I'm guessing this is pan's labyrinth, but there's no bull in that, and it's the same Pan as the deity? why is learner's bane "stall"? what's a poker king or a tiger shot?) (4 days, 13 hours ago)

a @ #18949: we're not allowed "presidents"? (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18867: David not accepted as noted by sd below. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

kenb68 @ #18941: It took about an hour for the Sly-1 to click. Good one. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

kenb68 @ #18941: It took about an hour for the Sly-1 to click. Good one. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Mrd @ #10387: Tried some earlier and we couldn't do them. We had a break, made love and then scored 10/10 (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Monvrod @ #131: Hebradies is rarely distinguished inner and outer (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Kiffin777 @ #5633: Beautiful (4 days, 15 hours ago)

JSB @ #18410: I am at a loss with some of you people (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18937: Accurate connections from you there, very well done. I found no mistakes here. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Jime @ #18942: You'd have to be from Swindon to get those (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Jime @ #18941: Could do with some explanation for some of these. Quiz's quality suffers as a result of it not being provided imo (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18947: Great surname grid there but for me only four points. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18944: Some crossovers I would be proud of. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

FizzyFi @ #12023: Fairly easy - but nice to have something not too taxing sometimes. Fun. Thanks (4 days, 17 hours ago)

FizzyFi @ #12814: Very good. Didn’t actually spot GABON but got the rest of the countries & all other groups - so feeling quite smug. More like this please. Celebratory G&T beckons. (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Paul @ #48: Great pal (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Paul @ #4582: Great man (4 days, 17 hours ago)

alicoo @ #18821: 1st time I've given a 5 (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Frankie @ #18933: Far to random (4 days, 18 hours ago)

The Truth @ #18946: Fuck you Sokra (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Me @ #18344: Stop moaning (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Alarch, J @ #18934: First round wall only if this is on the show. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Alarch, J @ #18889: Oops, thanks to Clue for pointing that out. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Alarch, J @ #18915: Thanks to BinDipper for clearing King up. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18927: Stumped on trying to find the connections, didn't find any, when it came to the auto-solve, I've spotted them. Also they are all places in England. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18933: Err Toad, check how many letters are in Toronto... (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18940: One of the toughest grids I have faced. These connections too are of top draw, only one I've perfectly answered. (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Gms @ #18939: Typed in chocolate... incorrect Typed in god save the queen... incorrect Otherwise I liked it (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Gms @ #18941: Sly-1 is possibly the best clue I’ve seen... still didn’t get it. Was thinking stallon, whatever that is? 😀 (4 days, 21 hours ago)

black sheep @ #18941: challenging - fun (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Gms @ #18942: Loved it (4 days, 21 hours ago)

WhoDis? @ #17563: Marked me incorrect for 'musicians with one word names' (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Nicetea @ #18821: Fun one. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

COD @ #18917: 1/10 because I knew Cyrus Christie... (4 days, 22 hours ago)

COD @ #18913: Nice grid. Stumped with the ones you hold. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

COD @ #18939: Sorry, what's the glass of champagne one? (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Me @ #18923: One of the better ones (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Clue @ #18820: I was almost there but I was timed out on the 5:20 connection and did not get perfection. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Clue @ #18810: I'd give myself a point for the 17 group since I've typed it in exactly and says it's incorrect. (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Clue @ #18800: These are consecutive too but I'm happy with the answers even though I spotted a small error in one of your links. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Daisy @ #18934: Too obvious (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18934: Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18805: Spotted the Gary connection within half a minute. The others needed a bit of thinking. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Daisy @ #18927: Got me thinking it was too hard and then the penny dropped! (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18817: Got 1 March group with no problems, the other three were 5-star links and scored 3/10. The answers made this clever indeed. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18822: Difficult numbered wall with half the points scored by me. One I see the connections described, I see how they are described. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18914: Not watched Dr Who since I discovered girls (some 46 summers ago) so I was on a hiding to nothing...but another superbly researched grid!! (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18834: In that grid, I've seen five from the same country, five in the same direction of and five names with a common initial. I ran out of time to solve it due to the crossovers here. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18867: Ah I get it with the group which had 'Adams' in. Numerous red-herrings makes this tricky but fun. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

VJ @ #4772: loved the connections (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18873: A couple of crossovers makes this one tricky. And I thought you were wrong on the entry 'Pink' but I double checked it and it was right. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

VJ @ #4772: loved the connections (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18889: The song "Drunk" is also from the same album as the A Team and both are in a method of "testing positive for...). I am wondering if there are two solutions here. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18920: And I think that was amended correctly. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Clue @ #18933: Must say I got confused to start off with. However, as I went on, I had some idea on what the connections were. Toronto however is a wrong entry as there are unequal properties compared to the other three. Quebec could have been a better alternative though. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Jo @ #18915: Tricky and interesting! (5 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18923: BinDipper.......OUCH!!!!...8-) (5 days ago)

ds @ #18927: I liked it - though I didn't get points for "movement" and I though a COW was female (5 days ago)

FizzyFi @ #12749: I’d have scored this higher - but Rachel in Friends is NOT spelt with an ‘a’ before the ‘e’. So having tried all combinations without Rachael I concluded this was a very clever grid indeed to have come up with questions that all the other ‘Friends’ names would fit. Very disappointing to find I was wrong - you just misspelt the name. Otherwise a good grid. (5 days ago)

RR @ #18772: Being picky- in the homophones group I don't think "err" is pronounced the same as "air". (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Big Boy @ #18890: Won't accept the correct answers? strange way to play a game! (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Mister Tom @ #18923: For me, The herring density more.than makes up.for the lack of variety in the connections (5 days, 1 hour ago)

BinDipper @ #18914: To be honest, 'good' does not describe the last series. :-(( (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Mister Tom @ #18922: Enjoyable, though The dishwater red herring isn't entirely my cup.of tea. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

chris @ #18933: much too obscure (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Aetees @ #18914: A good grid. I must have fallen more out of step with the the good doctor than I had thought. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Clue @ #18917: Some strange entries there - Martin group is indeed very loose. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Aetees @ #18924: Green Marvel? (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Monica @ #18886: Found this fun and addictive! thanks (5 days, 2 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18923: Thanks for the heads-up OS. I opened it and 3 seconds later closed it again. :-) (5 days, 2 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18890: Well said VE. Gunner is a gobshite who just needs a slap. The only way to improve at making these grids is to make more of them - practice makes wotsit. Don't be put off StoneRose (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18890: Would've been a good grid if the acceptable answers were better. Ignore these keyboard warriors and just make it better next time. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

HRB @ #18922: Not too tricky but certainly elegant. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Orelinde @ #18927: Clever :) (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Orelinde @ #18840: I don't understand "Knotted Livers" as Silver, but otherwise very clever :) (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Orelinde @ #18897: V nice (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #18924: Could have used more crossovers (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Jon @ #14944: Using Francs - an old currency - withe Euros - the current currency - seems slightly inconsistent. And the random addition of an extra word seems wrong unless you are hiding the word between the words. Otherwise the non-involved word is superfluous & their only purpose is to disguise them along other 2-3-4 words long clues. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Jon @ #16315: The categories lack a consistency. The words from Harry Potter books should be "the last word" or the "first word after 'and the'." Likewise, "We Didn't Start the Fire" has a tong of words in that song; a loose collection of 4 of them isn't a strong group. And KTANE is so obscure; never heard of it until today. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Jon @ #18055: Omlet wasn't taken for Omelettes. You really ought to cover all the different spellings. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Gunner @ #18890: You and your ilk of substandard and shoddy grid makers need to be purged. The first group does not accept "7" - what? And the Ninja group wouldn't accept "warrior." Some people like to be short and concise with their explanations and not wattle on and on like you dumb cnuts. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

DH @ #18840: Great (5 days, 10 hours ago)

edwardo @ #18913: The "Cholera" group would make more sense in a sequences round but otherwise I liked the grid - hard to find the groups (except the "Cholera" one which was easy) but all totally sensible when you see them. You're one of my favourite setters on the site! (5 days, 11 hours ago)

edwardo @ #18917: I think the "Martin" and "Liverpool" groups are rather poor and unimaginative, the former particularly because usually the link needs to be tighter than that, i.e. they all contain something that's the same in meaning, like "hidden alcoholic drinks" as on a recent OC show. (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Paul @ #12418: Answered City came up wrong then gave correct answer as City (5 days, 13 hours ago)

Paul @ #16893: Good wall never heard of the places in Illinois (5 days, 13 hours ago)

Paul @ #18927: Good wall once I got my head around it. Disappointed didn’t get the movements link. Good work (5 days, 13 hours ago)

Paul @ #18839: Good wall. Some very obscure links and a few red herrings (5 days, 13 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18923: Fair comment BinDipper........may be best for you to skip my latest one then!!..8-) (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Jon @ #1708: Saw this rated as hard but they were all fiendish to me (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Jon @ #11953: I put in "rhyming words" for the Crime group but it didn't allow it as a correct entry. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Jon @ #14418: This was in the USA category and "colors" was not allowed to be correct. Not very good. Colours and Colors should be allowed. Also, "woodwinds" wasn't allowed for the instruments which seems weird. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

wev @ #17952: Top grid (5 days, 15 hours ago)

wev @ #17954: fun grid but we can't always guess precisely what wording is in your mind - the answer categories need to be a bit broader. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Jon @ #45: Timbres group wouldn't accept "music terms" as a correct answer. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Dan @ #1942: Far too easy but a lot of fun (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Dan @ #98: Very good! (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Daisy @ #18923: Enjoyed this one (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Daisy @ #18923: (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Chris @ #5444: Speling not grate. (5 days, 16 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18923: Enjoyable grid OS. If there’s any criticism it would just be that grids tend to be more fun when there’s variety in the way the links are made imo. Cheers. (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Chris @ #18888: Which Tarantino movie has the word killing in its title? (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Chris @ #18915: Chris' will do nicely.. (5 days, 17 hours ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #16199: Split a ticket???????? But a nice grid all the same (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Dan @ #3188: Too easy (5 days, 18 hours ago)

wev @ #17962: Top class deflection. (5 days, 18 hours ago)

wev @ #17964: Men's names too broad. If I hadn't been looking for something more specialised I could have scored 10/10! (5 days, 18 hours ago)

wev @ #17967: Maybe include 'quartet' in the fours answer. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18920: After someone pointed to me that there was an error, I have amended wall 18868 slightly. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Dan @ #6833: Good quiz and fun! (5 days, 19 hours ago)

NJ @ #231: Fabulous! (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18868: Yes Andyroo is right. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Anna cotta @ #18526: What is the link?Pony, not accepted. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Pip @ #18325: Ne-ni-ne-ni-neh! (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Verr @ #337: Nice! 😵 (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Andyroo @ #18868: Harry Kane went in goals in a European game, not the Premier League (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Dan @ #186: Quality but on the easy side (5 days, 20 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18915: Yep, thanks AK. I suspected there might be an issue. King is now Danielle Rowe, Alarch. She was King in 2012. There were only meant to be 7 with the same occupation. Martin and Evans sneaked up on me. (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Dan @ #8403: War-saw. Er no! Poor. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Dan @ #184: Aren’t these made by Pixar (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Anna cotta @ #18902: What’s the link? Pie, wouldn’t accept. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Ka @ #18813: Good grid- enjoyed the crossovers (5 days, 23 hours ago)

sd @ #18867: Wouldn't accept David. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Alarch, J @ #18917: I am happy that I've found this wall - it has Laity in it. That group was hard to spot the connection. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Alarch, J @ #18918: Fairly simple to spot, may be one example of a wall asked in the earlier rounds of the show (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Alarch, J @ #18915: Nine entries with the same occupation though I could not find who King is in this category. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

asdcole @ #18544: Great music! Never heard of adult orientated rock (6 days ago)

Ak @ #18915: Martin, Evans, Froome and Boardman are also well known cyclists. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Ak @ #18821: Great! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

anthony @ #18916: bugs speltl wrong bee , crawl otherwise a good grid (6 days, 2 hours ago)

anthony @ #18916: bugs speltl wrong bee , crawl otherwise a good grid (6 days, 2 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18914: They've no excuse. Number 9 was there at the time. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18873: A grid full of famous people from different areas of occupations. Joe Sugg, James Carter and Jim Morrisson I am not familiar with however. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

baz @ #18897: good (6 days, 3 hours ago)

baz @ #18897: good (6 days, 3 hours ago)

baz @ #18900: too many first names (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Tbone @ #18914: A couple of good red herrings. I feel like specific knowledge is required for two of these groups, and I'm not sure how much those fanbases cross over (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Tbone @ #18913: The links all made sense, but I couldn't find the groups to begin with. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

baz @ #18902: ok (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Tbone @ #18902: What on Earth is the group with K and 2? I understand what the link means, but some form words, some form symbols. It makes very little sense and wouldn't easily be guessed. The rest of the grid was a walk in the park. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Tbone @ #18916: The main difficulty was spelling errors, then I struggled writing the links you were looking for. Didn't accept food or insects. Only noticed one red herring so very easy to group them. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

baz @ #18902: why not pie? (6 days, 4 hours ago)

baz @ #18915: good (6 days, 4 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18916: It will outscore my grids, and deservedly so. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Timmon @ #18916: Sorry. Not that good. Imo It's Crawl not crall. Butterfly is one word, likewise Backstroke. Sculling (as it should be spelt) is not a swimming stoke. And it's a Bee. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

H @ #18916: Thanks, i learnt about the swimming stroke sculling. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

gbshok @ #10172: For the "Northern" group, "Southern" works as well! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Kat B @ #18916: Loved it. (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Verr @ #311: I feel that the list of supposed terms for animal groups is not a good connection. It is not a real thing, they are not used (apart from a small number of real ones) those weird ones are just a trope propagated as a curiosity. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

cazza @ #14369: got the connections very quickly but every single one of my answers was rejected even although I said the correct connection. very very and another very poor breadth of acceptable answers (6 days, 6 hours ago)

cazza @ #14372: people of Britain rejected as the answer was british people - haha (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Verr @ #307: Enjoyed that one (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Verr @ #306: Nice one, thanks. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

PK @ #18849: enjoyed the confusion :) (6 days, 6 hours ago)

PK @ #18840: keep them coming! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18868: I think that happens if you’ve included punctuation that the software doesn’t like, Mike. Or you have the settings on which grids to show wrong. You can adjust for difficulty and (alleged) quality. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18915: Bit worried that the solution here might not be unique without Ms Coren-Mitchell cracking the whip but fingers crossed it is. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

PK @ #18821: another fun one :) (6 days, 6 hours ago)

PK @ #18815: fun fun fun (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Jeannie @ #18897: Enjoyed this, good crossovers! (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Jeannie @ #18902: No crossovers, and won't accept pie as answer. Should be in easy group, not medium (6 days, 7 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #18902: Aye, a slip up on the pie front. My guess is the setter either put pies in the keyword section or just forgot completely. (6 days, 8 hours ago)

lindy @ #18897: 10/10 so I enjoyed it. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

lindy @ #18902: Why was "pie" not accepted? (6 days, 9 hours ago)

wev @ #17973: good but frustrating that "- castle" wasn't accepted while "castle -" was. (6 days, 10 hours ago)

wev @ #17986: Pretty easy, but surely "same letters" should be allowable in a category where all the words have the same letters. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

wev @ #17988: Excellent grid - just what the game should be about. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

wev @ #18000: You need to add more synonyms to the blue line. A very basic one was not accepted, and I'm 'unhappy' about that. (6 days, 13 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18814: Good work. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #18813: Great grid thanks. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

X @ #18815: Great fun (6 days, 16 hours ago)

PP @ #18816: Really enjoy these (6 days, 16 hours ago)

PP @ #18902: didn't accept "pie" for the "banoffee" group (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Clodius @ #7374: Also, Jellystone isn't a real park; it's from the 60s cartoon Yogi Bear (6 days, 16 hours ago)

wev @ #18033: Really enjoyed this one - got there with 2 seconds to spare. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

RBR45 @ #18890: won't accept "warrior" or bands formed from breakup of band - otherwise would have got 10/10. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

wev @ #18034: 'half Scottish bands' not accepted, which was disappointing (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Me @ #18890: Rubbish (6 days, 16 hours ago)

wev @ #18035: 'tube stations' not accepted - no other city in the world calls their underground the tube. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

wev @ #18039: good stuff! (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Jime @ #10740: Very good quiz (6 days, 16 hours ago)

CB @ #18890: Exactly the same issue, oh well.. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Laura @ #18891: Love it. Nice hard grid. More please! (6 days, 17 hours ago)

BigG @ #18902: One of my faves (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Pizzler @ #18871: His first several albums were released under just “Eno”, and many have credited his production as such. Since publishing this puzzle my mind has been looking for perhaps better mononymic artists - Madonna, Morrissey etc (6 days, 18 hours ago)

MikeD @ #18868: Sorry to hijack your puzzle, but does anyone know what happens when you submit a puzzle but doesn't show up on the list of puzzles? (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #18849: nice one - but ultimately not too tricky once you sussed the misdirects at play (6 days, 19 hours ago)

wev @ #18063: "sea" not accepted - that's a bit narrow! (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #18888: Suede group is vague for my money (6 days, 19 hours ago)

MikeD @ #18894: Whoops. I thought you were commenting on mine lol. #18896 (6 days, 19 hours ago)

MikeD @ #18894: Excuse me, Only Me? (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Only Me @ #18894: Daft. (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Will @ #18871: Is there a musician/producer named Eno, aside from Brian Eno? I've never heard Brian Eno mentioned without the Brian, and I can't find another person by that name. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Golfer444 @ #18890: So you're telling me the green group isn't connected by the number seven? nor the purple group by the word warrior? Ok then..... (6 days, 20 hours ago)

JP @ #18889: Kind of had what the groups were couldn't find them. Nose is a tough one. (6 days, 21 hours ago)

HD @ #18889: (6 days, 22 hours ago)

horse @ #14868: You cant have "blind mice" if blind is the connection. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Verr @ #298: I don't get what two opposed meanings there are for 'bolt'. This is driving me crazy! 😵 Threaded bar? Fasten? Run away? Roll of cloth? Pass through a sieve? (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Timmon @ #18888: Superb. Got the drinks, then spent ages looking for a fourth Britpop band. (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18883: Preceded is wrong with what "a" commented on. The submitter knows the error here. (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18889: All good, except I didn't see the connection on what Basel is to do. That person is my dad's favourite player. (1 week ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #18061: Nice grid, thanks (1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18883: Whoops!! (1 week ago)

Alarch, J @ #18867: Some good red-herrings thrown in here and I agree with all the answers given here though I didn't know who a few of them were. (1 week ago)

Alarch, J @ #18868: Iggy, this wall has two solutions. Terry and O'Shea both have two things in common which fits into the wall. Otherwise good but may not be of a general audience. (1 week ago)

cazza @ #14435: agree with omegaman (1 week ago)

Shaft @ #18868: nonsense (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18876: OK. They are also just counties. (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #18878: Yep, all good. (1 week ago)

a @ #18878: Buddy cop? (1 week ago)

a @ #18883: You mean "all followed by bowl", right? (1 week ago)

lindy @ #18821: Another of your fun grids. (1 week ago)

lindy @ #18840: Fun grid. I am another who really enjoys this type. Well done. (1 week ago)

wev @ #18091: Surprised 'lessen' wasn't one of the synonyms. Fun grid. (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18815: You sound fun! A/S/L??? 18/jellyleg/hollyweird (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18877: Good job, ya Canuck! Go fork yourself, you bench! xoxoxo (only jellylegs will get this) (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18872: I don't like desserts, but this was the best puzzgrid on this website. Good work jelly legs! (1 week ago)

wev @ #18108: Excellent grid (1 week ago)

wev @ #18125: quality grid. I didn't get the celeb row but I really should have - I've certainly heard of all of them. (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #1428: Give yourselves one point for typing the connections right, I don't see how this is identified as wrong. (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18467: Better than the similar grid when two entries did not meet the criteria of the 2017 link. Nicely amended. (1 week ago)

Morgan444 @ #10711: Love the theme (1 week ago)

CB @ #3876: Glad I 'came to play' Andypandy... (1 week ago)

CB @ #3903: 16 random things on my next wall. Let's see how you do! (1 week ago)

CB @ #3916: Very good, thx. (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #18849: Enjoyed that. (1 week ago)

Only Me @ #18869: Very good - with a bit of sauciness thrown in. (1 week ago)

Gee @ #6833: We put 'relatives' for the 'family' one and got marked incorrect, this should updated. (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #18849: Very nice, and also very nasty (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #5785: Way too easy, jelly legs! >:( (1 week ago)

Alfred @ #18840: Out of 450 grids completed, this one is my favourite! Very well done. (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #823: Too easy, jelly legs! (1 week ago)

Els @ #18815: good fun (1 week ago)

Delta @ #18868: Too much football based (1 week ago)

Els @ #18821: loved it (1 week ago)

Penny Lane @ #18863: Incorrectly rated as hard. (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18855: Sorry, 189 is a weak link here. America - Thanksgiving maybe... (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18863: Stumped on this one. Thought that four of the 16 clues would get me to a link but it didn't so this grid is good. (1 week ago)

Ian @ #18863: Enjoyable grid! (1 week ago)

zoya @ #18733: Great, challenging quiz. I didn't think of radian as a unit of measure but more as a constant. 1 rad = 360o / (2 π) = ~ 57.29578 degrees (1 week ago)

Jo @ #18849: Good one! (1 week ago)

Jo @ #18852: Good one! (1 week ago)

Me @ #18854: OK if you watch telly all day. (1 week ago)

Golfer444 @ #18863: This was good. Got 7/10 as I didn't get the last connection right. I was close though (1 week ago)

drunkentypist @ #18852: excellent (1 week ago)

drunkentypist @ #18851: solved easily with nice categories; however I feel that f1 racing champions should jolly well get a point. the other answers are the same... (1 week ago)

Grotter @ #18855: How are 189 and America facts about turkey? Not particularly strong connections (1 week ago)

hmm @ #18854: Harry Potter category very tenuous, others too esoteric. Needs work. (1 week ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #18052: Great. Really enjoyed it thanks (1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #18831: Some nice ideas, I particularly liked the "-crats" group (never heard of at least one of them!) One thing: it would be nice to have the full names listed for the "Bruno" group - I know some of them but not others. Thanks! (1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #18854: Some very esoteric knowledge needed for some of these connections. Also, a few of the clues feel a bit too vague and general (e.g. "School" for Harry Potter, "Queen" for Reign). This needed to be refined further to work as a grid, but didn't work for me as it stands. Sorry! (1 week ago)

hmm @ #18841: Oscar Wilde, American? (1 week ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18810: The 17 group I've typed in the answer and says 'incorrect', hovered above it and that's the same. Something must have gone wrong when submitting. Otherwise another good grid but not impossible. (1 week ago)

Timmon @ #18851: Have to criticise. but believe I'm also guilty on my own grids. Would not accept F1, Race Courses or Tartan. And the t'other group the word is Constituencies, not constituents. didn't like PM either. Apart from that the groups are excellent. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18407: PMs didn't really work, otherwise it should have been Major John. Couple of other spurious connections. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18411: Very poor, due to i's looking like l's in the grid. Also, the 'Adam' connection was very dodgy. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18773: Good grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

A.K. @ #18840: Ditto DuckChaos (1 week, 1 day ago)

big t @ #17972: i agree Chris! (1 week, 1 day ago)

big t @ #17972: very pesky (1 week, 1 day ago)

big t @ #4069: shoo shoo (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18838: Liked a lot. Challenging ... thanks to the Pardoner I got that group quickly. Only 5/10 but don't mind that to a well-set grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

edwardo @ #18841: “If you’re going to quote from the Book of Revelation, don’t keep calling it the Book of Revelations; there’s no “s”, it’s the Book of Revelation, as revealed to St John the Divine” - Half Man Half Biscuit, "Shit Arm, Bad Tattoo" The explanations are a bit off, but otherwise the actual links and such are very good. (1 week, 1 day ago)

J0H0 @ #18810: Impossible! (1 week, 1 day ago)

J0H0 @ #18820: Loved this, keeps you guessing to the end (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dave @ #18834: Felt a bit hard done by with the football teams. All are PL teams too! Also, FC is suffix of very team. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dave @ #18826: Solved the wall but could not get the last connection (dogs) (1 week, 1 day ago)

DuckChaos @ #18840: I really enjoy these kinds of grid. Thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jime @ #18841: *Revelation (1 week, 1 day ago)

HOWills @ #18841: Some nice ideas but plagued by a couple of inaccuracies. Wilde is Irish NOT American. Revelation is in the Bible - not Revelations (believe me the plural makes a big difference). Otherwise, nice links (1 week, 1 day ago)

MickL @ #18832: Good wall made me think a bit (1 week, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #18789: Didn't accept relatives for the family links and as for a set of one or two words from a series of book titles - very obscure! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18779: ..isn’t (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18779: Hades is your a god. (1 week, 1 day ago)

DH @ #18823: nice one (1 week, 1 day ago)

DH @ #18808: great grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18793: Agreed! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pip @ #18291: We like you FlipMick (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #18834: 10/10. I needed that. Thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pip @ #18289: There were more crossovers than a bra shop! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Robbo62 @ #18815: very good, i love a good cryptic grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

chrisb @ #18777: Completely nuts. (1 week, 1 day ago)

HOWills @ #18823: Fantastic!!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Iggy Swan @ #16564: This wall makes me wanting to eat some of the entries. Very tasty wall and I do consider one of the groups to be known as more than one type. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16315: Lyrics? Too hard, jelly legs! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16564: Ehhh.... it was ok, jelly legs. :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18822: That was a real challenge of a wall. I've lost one point for spelling part of one link incorrectly even though I know the connection. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16893: Not bad, jelly legs. :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16874: Good job jelly legs. ;) (1 week, 1 day ago)

UBone @ #10899: Iron is not the most common element. What does spotty dog mean in the context of wood? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18815: Nifty! (1 week, 1 day ago)

UBone @ #18793: Nice wall. Never shaved a dog, though. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18821: Fun! (1 week, 1 day ago)

UBone @ #18795: FWIW, Echo Beach is now a real music venue in Toronto, named for the song. Nice to see a local music reference! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18823: Entertaining! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18820: Couldn’t crack it ( only one group!) but I liked it! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Vbird @ #10624: Did not accept ladies of the night!! Im too polite! (1 week, 1 day ago)

chrisb @ #18793: Pushed the boat out a bit far with 'shaved'. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18826: I think the answers need to be broadened - particularly to include synonyms. Quite enjoyable otherwise. (1 week, 1 day ago)

chrisb @ #18810: Only managed to identify 3 of the themes, no complete sets. Rats.. (1 week, 1 day ago)

chrisb @ #18820: Fell short at the second hurdle, nice one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

chrisb @ #18823: 10/10, now send me a frog transformer. (1 week, 1 day ago)

UBone @ #18831: Well i thought it was pretty good (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18715: Couldn't get past frog......good grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #18831: 0/10. A bit too clever for me. Cliff should have one 'f' If I understand you correctly. Still would have got 0/10 though. (1 week, 1 day ago)

keith @ #1691: Mantle (1 week, 1 day ago)

H @ #18823: I'm using frog transformer from now on. Nice grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #10608: Hi FizzyFi. Just had a chat with someone else about this in the chat for #18754. Might be worth a read? (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18820: Nice variation. Didn't quite get there. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18823: Excellent. Didn't get them this time. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18826: Really good grid and the dogs were beyond me (1 week, 1 day ago)

neilb4god @ #18820: Very fine work (1 week, 1 day ago)

bristolstoo @ #12: yes john Crowley, green day is 2 words. also why not replace metallica and coldplay with the hives and sum 41? then the bands would have something in common (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18664: Very good grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18669: Decent grid, though valid points already made by others. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jon @ #18817: Bit too hard for the time allotted. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jon @ #18820: Awesome (1 week, 1 day ago)

COD @ #18821: That was fun. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Oma @ #7062: (1 week, 1 day ago)

Not-So-Thin Lizzy @ #18823: Ooh I like the Valentine's theme ;) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18814: Nice grid and 'Up' also works for the Clog group. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Oma @ #10577: (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18789: Should accept vessels as an answer in the boat row. Otherwise straightforward but enjoyable. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JPF @ #18820: I've had a good amount of time to answer this but I didn't know the 12:01 connection. An enjoyable timed grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18821: Good grid, but simple once concept understood. (1 week, 1 day ago)

COD @ #10923: Enjoyed that. (1 week, 1 day ago)

COD @ #18814: Nice. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18808: Lack of red herrings made it relatively straightforward, even with the vagueness of the 'mate' group. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18782: Nice, simple but enjoyable. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18814: Nice to have one that doesn't need too much thinking. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18815: Very enjoyable with the cryptic element. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Timmon @ #18817: A part from the saint days was total foxed by this one. Then I saw the answers. Very clever. (1 week, 2 days ago)

BaconLard @ #18815: Thumbs up! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Chris @ #18795: (1 week, 2 days ago)

Chris @ #18795: Really sneaky. Great! (1 week, 2 days ago)

VJ @ #13038: nice to get it, to get it nice (1 week, 2 days ago)

Dave @ #18797: Didn't accept correct answers. Fourth group was not a group. Very poor. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #18787: A fun grid. Well done. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #18784: Simple but enjoyable. "McCartney" is a bit cheeky, but not to the point of spoiling the grid. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #18797: As already mentioned by several commenters, having a group whose connection is 'Red herrings for the other groups' makes this almost impossible to solve. The presidents group also feels far too specific to make it achievable. Some nice ideas, but not executed well enough to make this enjoyable. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #18805: Some nice variety in the connections. Simple but fun. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #18813: A straightforward grid with a few nice crossovers to add some extra challenge. I liked the CaCO3 group in particular. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Timmon @ #18808: Really good me old China. might not of been any crossovers but the cryptic nature of the clues, made it. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FizzyFi @ #10608: Dangermouse - surely interchangeable answers are half the point of a good grid. Solved this fairly easily - but good crossovers (interchangeable answers) and I could have taken longer if I hadn’t been lucky with my first attempts. Thanks RegularTony (1 week, 2 days ago)

Matthew @ #18809: Coolio (1 week, 2 days ago)

Matthew @ #18809: Great, really challlenging (1 week, 2 days ago)

Timmon @ #8355: The Green group was fairly easy. Could see one group was Yes, but took a while to get it. Loved the purple group. Good grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FizzyFi @ #236: Good easy grid perfect for a quick coffee break. Eon isn’t an online e-commerce company, it’s a power supplier. But I’ll give you that one. Fun nonetheless. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Peekay @ #18797: All kinds of wrong (1 week, 2 days ago)

Peekay @ #18808: Generally love this type of grid, but some very spurious connections in this one (1 week, 2 days ago)

Dobby @ #18797: No, no, no, no,no! That just makes it impossible to solve the grid! Give yourself a slap on the wrist and vow to do better next time! (1 week, 2 days ago)

JPF @ #18800: That certainly challenged me, this is certainly a very good wall to do. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Clue @ #18796: 1. Synonyms are one word, not two. 2. I think I can spot the singers - one song three of them sung would be 'We Can't Talk Anymore', '212' (song) and 'Roar'. The other one could be a band which consists of the members with the surname. 3. The other two categories spot on (1 week, 2 days ago)

Timmon @ #18772: You've probably sussed it The missing S in the purple group. Think it would of been better if red group had some crossover red herrings. Otherwise fine. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Sabrina @ #18806: This was a really good grid, I’d definitely recommend it! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Clue @ #18797: A category which has it's entries fit into the others is known as a r**-h**r**g. Would this be a good idea for an advanced wall on Only Connect or not... (1 week, 2 days ago)

x @ #18797: Any of the herring group could be swapped, making it impossible to get the answer without a lucky guess. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mr D @ #18799: Just did this grid with one of my classes where I teach. We really enjoyed it - thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

COD @ #18783: Good grid - distracted by all the 90s bands! (1 week, 2 days ago)

COD @ #18797: Agree - a red herring category is weird. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #18795: No.that one escaped the mind of Wiz! Good grid! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Newbie @ #17728: Satisfying. Thanks (1 week, 2 days ago)

BwB @ #2855: Put mask as answer but told it’s incorrect ☹️ (1 week, 2 days ago)

Squiggle @ #16035: I'm not from London but still enjoyed this. Good red herrings. Well done. (1 week, 2 days ago)

D @ #18768: Very nice. Good fun. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Iggy Swan @ #18800: I have never seen a grid which contains entirely of numbers before. This is a good grid to challenge everyone. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Max @ #18768: I have just checked up on 'tridge' and it seems to mean a Y bridge or three way platform or something. It is not commonly used though. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Max @ #18768: Sorry, but that wasn't me that commented, it was someone else in our house who played it and forgot to sign out. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18796: No they are not synonyms - not sure what they are. Be helpful if you told us who these singers were. (1 week, 2 days ago)

CB @ #15911: films dammit..! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Me @ #15546: Good but extremely difficult for (1 week, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18782: A great grid. Thanks. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18775: Put things you put in your mouth as it could be a fruit chew (1 week, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18772: Got it despite the missing s but put " make new words when reversed " which wasn't accepted for the backwards group. :-( (1 week, 2 days ago)

peen @ #12539: we tried mushroom and didn't get it :( (1 week, 2 days ago)

peen @ #18796: those aren't synonyms and the american singers one was nuts (1 week, 2 days ago)

lets get quizzical @ #18797: absolutely outrageous to have one of the categories as red herrings... this is poor show and victoria coren-mitchell would be saddened tbh (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pip @ #18279: Is that you Colin? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jose1978 @ #18798: Loved it! Never new Hillary was a scorpio haha :D (1 week, 2 days ago)

Andrew @ #17487: Liked the Christmas themed grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Andrew @ #5983: Some good red herrings but it said incorrect when I said London rail stations which is also a valid answer. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Andrew @ #15871: Good grid with some tricky connections if not known about. I only got the squares as local to Manchester and know of St Peter's Square. And the Ton group almost evaded mee (1 week, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #18795: Yep, very good. Anyone get all the group involving dor? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Andrew @ #184: Grid should have one unique solution. Hat & Dog could be swapped in their categories. (1 week, 2 days ago)

cazza @ #14588: what is the ear of a chair? (1 week, 2 days ago)

cazza @ #14589: good (1 week, 2 days ago)

CF @ #18705: love this! great fun (1 week, 2 days ago)

cazza @ #14630: witty! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18431: Giggsy is wrong. (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18754: No worries OSSie. A guy on here with whom I exchanged a few messages talked about having a 5,5,5,5 set up or 6,5,5,4 as a guide. So each group has one red herring OR one group has two herrings and one, usually a word type link, manages without any. I think that's a sound starting point. If you have lots of squares that fit the same link, it's hard to avoid having two solutions. Good luck! (1 week, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18474: Well...soul tie is a new one on this soul boy, and I never knew a female cat is called a Queen so I was on a hiding to nothing with that one!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18475: Had me totally stumped....I never even got three to link let alone four. Well played (1 week, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18486: Fubar...not sure you could "stretch" a puck!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18487: I knew I was going to groan the groan of "of course" when I saw the solutions...and I did....cracking grid mate! (1 week, 2 days ago)

RS @ #18789: Nice one! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Kathleen Mc @ #18772: Missing s on one of the clues (1 week, 2 days ago)

KD @ #18787: Good puzzle. Nice work! (1 week, 2 days ago)

KD @ #18787: (1 week, 2 days ago)

Max @ #18787: Let me know if it works well! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Dobby @ #18784: *rolls eyes* (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jon @ #18782: Love the stone (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18772: I man am regal, a German am i. Full marks for trying for interesting... (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18784: I mean, I got it... but that doesn't mean I approve (1 week, 2 days ago)

Ian @ #18783: Good grid. Thank you! (1 week, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18785: Well that stumped me. I had a feeling one group was the American spelling but I still couldn't spot it...as for the rest I never got close. Well played. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Andrew @ #48: I found that one difficult. but fun. There's an also an alternative answer for Row 4 Time. You have reaction time, family time, wartime and waste time (1 week, 2 days ago)

wev @ #18212: Good grid but answer range to pinch and scratch too limited. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18784: Beatles/Beetles (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jon @ #18773: Just made it 6 secs. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jon @ #18779: Brilliant. Love it (1 week, 3 days ago)

falcon @ #18781: very good (1 week, 3 days ago)

knife @ #18775: Not bad but agree with Dobby; masticate is not synonymous with the other three (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dobby @ #18775: Chew doesn't fit in the group for the same reason Jime has mentioned. Also Masticate doesn't really fit into the group as it doesn't fit with the answer - you can masticate without swallowing (gum for example). (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18777: Nicely constructed, but not sure about Unarmed Suspect, or Dollar Bill for that matter. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dobby @ #18772: Nice concept but a far too easy as it's nearly impossible to fit in any crossovers with these groups. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dobby @ #18768: Tridge?? Tut tut. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #18772: Unorthodox grid. Easy enough due to only having one overlap across the entire grid, but not very enjoyable to be honest. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Timmon @ #10473: The Green group was good. It sorta went down hill from there. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #18775: Yeah decent enough grid - one quibble - perhaps more of a request - please don't do a synonyms link without using 'synonym' as an answer criterion. Otherwise thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

cazza @ #14652: I think some of this was really obscure - the puzzler has to have the answers somewhere in the brain (ie early 1900's rugby captains - eh??) while the setter looks them up on the internet. askew? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Tcv @ #18763: I've never heard of Lily Savage. Lily Allen I know. I humbly seek your forgiveness, O Saint Simon Peter, for I am but a lowly foreigner, ignorant of the ways of all the words of your people. (1 week, 3 days ago)

H @ #18773: tell tale tit made me smile. Haven't heard that since i was 7. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18768: The idea is not to praise or score your own grids. This is not great imho. 'Tridge' is not a word in its own right. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jime @ #18775: Good grid. It's known as 'chewing' tobacco though isn't it (1 week, 3 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18694: Very good...apart from Rob Brydon (and therefore the group) I was totally stumped....considering where we are it is a bit embarrassing not getting the lovely Victoria though (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rustic @ #18745: A clever idea, though maybe could have been presented/executed better. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rustic @ #18728: TL;DR - way too much possible crossing between categories. A few points of criticism: 1. The loon is certainly not a songbird. Not by taxonomy, and not by vocalization. They call rather distinctly, but I don't think you'd deem it a song. 2. If taxonomy, then, is not the criteria for the songbirds list, then easily the p(ewe)e could swap with the ta(nag)er within the animal name category. 3. King(fish)er feels like a cheap answer within the animal name category, as it is by that very animal the bird was named. It's not as though the word is "hidden" in there. 4. A simple search of IMDb will yield film titles with many these birds (Loon, Pigeon, Cardinal) so the Oscar nomination is probably an important distinction to make the category solid - as (kit)e is another animal name, and the cuckoo, while not scientifically a songbird, also has a distinct call like the loon. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18762: Disciples / Apostles aren't these synonymous? (1 week, 3 days ago)

CB @ #5444: mmmm! not sure about the speling. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dottie @ #18772: Needs an s on the end of pet. (1 week, 3 days ago)

a @ #18745: Very clever idea. Not sure why one group wouldn't let me have "wall". (1 week, 3 days ago)

CB @ #5503: Ridiculous. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18702: Think it's hard not to accept animals for that group. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dave P @ #18772: GG! Tricky links, but interesting. Keep it up! (1 week, 3 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18768: Brilliant grid......For the first time ever I couldn't even work out any of the links let alone sort them out!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18754: Ah...thanks for the clarification Bindipper......blimey that makes it a lot harder but I'll persevere! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Greg @ #18767: (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dobby @ #18762: Unfortunately this grid doesn't work as there is more than one solution. You can swap Thomas and Black for Potter and it still works. Could also even swap James for Thomas and then Potter for James and have a working solution. 1 star I'm afraid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

wev @ #18739: good grid but 'amputee' should have been acceptable (1 week, 3 days ago)

wev @ #18745: really liked this wall. (1 week, 3 days ago)

XN @ #18745: I liked it and solved quite a lot of it (1 week, 3 days ago)

Timmon @ #10033: Chris. Just because they are not brewed like they are in the UK. They are still Beers. Thought it was a really good grid, and have scored it highly. (1 week, 3 days ago)

kenb68 @ #18769: I was left with the father Ted one and really frustrated I didn't get it. That's hat it's all about. Thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

alicoo @ #4426: merseyside (1 week, 3 days ago)

ד. @ #18770: הגריד הכי טוב שנעשה אי פעם! מי שהכין אותו חייב להיות גאון עם פין זהב!!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

CB @ #18749: Got to agree with Giggsy, 'Strictly' unnecessary. (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18754: Puzzle #18023 is one of mine where I made that mistake OSSIE - so you can what I mean. There's a fish fork as well as a fish knife. Therefore two solutions. The grid is bollocksed. (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18754: In case Gofer misses your question OSSIE - yes you're right. Answers should fit in more than one group, BUT the whole grid has to have a UNIQUE solution. If you can swap, say, 2 items, one in group A and one in Group B but still have a perfectly sensible grid then the grid is flawed. It has 2 solutions. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13060: Haha - I got the philosophers but thought they might be characters from Allo Allo! So near... (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #18768: Nice one. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13022: okay - better than a lot of grids but always difficult to guess the word used to describe the synonyms when several would fit (1 week, 3 days ago)

Max @ #18768: Excellent grid. Very challenging. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13011: Accepted Girls Aloud for me - and Bible women - thought it was fun. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #257: Nice (1 week, 3 days ago)

Max @ #18768: I made this grid and I think it works well! Hope you enjoy. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Simon Peter @ #18754: The trouble is that you can make the anniversary group with 8 clues... this is excessive and unhelpful (1 week, 3 days ago)

Simon Peter @ #18756: The Georges are silly - not a good group. Could we please have a grid that doesn't mention Harry Potter for once? Also: they are all BILLionaires, not just MILLionaires - should have been expected (1 week, 3 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18754: FirstGofer.....can I clarify your comment re unique answers please. Are you saying that no answer should be able to be in more than one group......surely that is part of what makes the puzzles....puzzling! Or have I misinterpreted your comment? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Simon Peter @ #18763: You didn't accept disciples! May the wrath of the lord come upon you and your flock (1 week, 3 days ago)

wev @ #18223: That was hard, but excellent! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcolm @ #189: Didn't know who Mousse T was, so went with Welsh for that group (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dobby @ #18756: Not good (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13008: nice one. Didn't get the occupational names - thought it had something to do with Harry :-) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13003: Enjoyed this one, even with the spelling error. (1 week, 3 days ago)

a @ #15520: I had "tax" for the "saving" group (tax money, tax time, tax day, tax file) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13021: If Harry isn't accepted - the plural of Harry is certainly not Harry's - Harry's what? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Timmon @ #8161: Excellent Grid Good cross overs. However I put fim families and got it wrong.... boo hiss (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #13026: nice :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

a @ #18756: presidents and tech groups are too broad, I'm sure there's other groups with 3 Georges and a Harry (e.g. next in line to the throne through time)... I figured out pretty quickly that if it was a fair quiz then the Georges had to be together (nice idea btw!) but that then makes it too easy since you can just go through clicking these with a fourth answer... putting Albus as a Potter was either very clever or very cruel, as most people will think Dumbledore! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Timmon @ #18763: Should of used Disciples as well as Apostles. Didn't have a clue on the blue group. (Never seen or read Potter) And may be used better known Lily's ie. Allen or Savage. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jac @ #112: hmmm, comedienne did for me. Or rather, didn't. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18754: I got 10/10 and typed gems. But no unique answer as you can swap Diamond with Sapphire or Ruby. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18739: Nice one... didn't see the White Wine solution... opted for sweet, but couldn't see how gazpacho fitted in. That would be because it didn't! haha (1 week, 3 days ago)

Peekay @ #18756: You can't put 3 same names in one line....this was pretty dreadful i'm afraid (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18753: Always enjoy your grids... even if I fail miserably ;-) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Tcv @ #18735: Kiitos! I liked the -anders! The dog one was hard for me :D (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18746: Also found this very straightforward, I think because Most of the crossovers only registered after the fact. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Els @ #18664: 10/10 love these grids - really gets the grey matter working (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jac @ #18739: I liked it - but put amputees and got incorrect. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Aardvark @ #18754: Got them all - but two didn't accept my answers. I like to type in the minimum when adding answers so might just be me being lazy. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Aardvark @ #18754: Got them all - but two didn't accept my answers. I like to type in the minimum when adding answers so might just be me being lazy. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jac @ #18754: good grid - i was just let down by putting precious stones. (1 week, 4 days ago)

wev @ #18250: Excellent (1 week, 4 days ago)

wev @ #18259: Another great grid, but agree with firstgofer. (1 week, 4 days ago)

wev @ #18260: Superb grid - solvable if you know the answers! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jac @ #18623: good grid but groups let down by the answers. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Timmon @ #573: Excellent (1 week, 4 days ago)

Timmon @ #18727: I had same problem Typed 'Communication@ and got an incorrect. Loved the grid otherwise. And thumbs up for the Blondie link. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mark @ #18754: Just to point out that the Wedding Anniversaries category are also all Pokémon game titles, as are Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby. The grid may have been easier if I didn't know that.... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18754: No worries Ossie, it was a good grid. I gave myself the points anyway. Keep going. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18739: It's only easy of you know the answers, top gridding in my opinion. (1 week, 4 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18754: I did agonise over precious stones but apparently Diamonds, Rubys, Sapphires and Emeralds are the only ones classed as precious stones. the rest are semi-precious..according to Google anyway.....but I do appreciate the comment Vest .....Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

Asterios @ #1563: If the category is "Electric" and the clue says "Ian", then the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT "Electrician". It is "Electric Ian". And that is not a thing. Stop doing this. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sue @ #13022: Couldn’t remember the correct word for one group so should have accepted descriptive link, perhaps (1 week, 4 days ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18754: Precious stones too, decent grid but acceptable answers could do with expanding. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sue @ #13022: Good categories, links not too obvious (1 week, 4 days ago)

Vest Enpance @ #18756: Billionaires, no? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sue @ #18746: Fun, not too hard (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sue @ #12273: Varied categories, not too difficult (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kimbo @ #18742: Handy? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kimbo @ #18746: Enjoyed this! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kimbo @ #18756: Not easy for me! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Debra @ #18745: Clever wall! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #18745: Sorry, agree with UBone, impossibly and wilfully difficult. No fun at all (1 week, 4 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18754: Fair comment Timmon...I am still fairly new to composing grids, so I am making a few mistakes as I get up top speed, but I hope it doesn't distract too much from people enjoying the grids (1 week, 4 days ago)

Timmon @ #2443: 4 groups. No red herrings. plus ball games was not accepted. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Timmon @ #18754: The red group could also just say plants. Otherwise a fine not too difficult grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

karen @ #18745: I liked it! A novel idea. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Tony589 @ #18721: It's PLAICE, not PLACE. (1 week, 4 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #18731: Sorry folks...the excessive use of capitals is an occupational hazard of 40 years as a Draughtsman....I shall try to harder to observe the rules in future! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18745: I'm in the middle of the other two - nice idea but fairly impossible. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18749: Started off enjoyable - ended less so - (be nice to spell out all the answers in a grid like this) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mrs G @ #1167: Cracking grid, thank you (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18730: Caps not needed (1 week, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #18746: Same. Scored 10/10 in 28 seconds and with no errors. But it's nice to have an easy one in amongst the difficult themed grids. (1 week, 4 days ago)

fluberdunky @ #18731: YOUR CAPS LOCK SEEMS TO BE STUCK! INSTRUCTIONS SAY TO CAPITALIZE THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH WORD, NOT THE ENTIRE WORD! (1 week, 4 days ago)

A @ #18745: Very well made! I thought it was impossible until I started to think logically. Great wall! (1 week, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #14919: ooo I am glad others become aeriated with unaccepted answers.....just how is it possible that 'words for smell' was wrong because the given answer was 'smells' ? Just maddening..... (1 week, 4 days ago)

a @ #18744: presidents and registration number groups are too big and have too many members... also both could probably be other things (1 week, 4 days ago)

alicoo @ #18690: That's what I thought Giggsy. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Javelin05 @ #18746: Just fell right for me 10/10. Quick time too. Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

nbdtho @ #18647: What is an ear hustle? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #10968: Brilliant grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

UBone @ #18745: Terrible wall. Badly made, nigh impossible to solve. (1 week, 4 days ago)

UBone @ #18740: "New York City" wrong for the first one (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ian @ #18703: Nice grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bobster @ #18739: Too easy (1 week, 4 days ago)

cbrady @ #13283: Best of the rest... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Nigel @ #18727: Apart from the "communication" link I was totally stumped on this one.......so well done on a great grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jon @ #18726: Best ever, kept me close all the way. Teachers rrrrrr (1 week, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #18739: Superb, one of my favourite grids (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ann @ #10114: Hyndburn is not a town but a metropolitan district!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ann @ #10114: Hyndburn is not a town but a metropolitan district!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

JD @ #18739: Oh the tricksy red herrings. Nice one! (1 week, 4 days ago)

UBone @ #18727: Agree with Tbone. Also, "communication" was found incorrect. Should be OK. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #10967: Very good grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #10975: Very good grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #18738: Nice mix of content, scored 7/10 after not identifying the Navy line. Cheers. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Scott @ #6140: Cartoon cats - not cats (1 week, 5 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18731: Really liked this - just got them with seconds to spare (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18651: Excellent! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Timmon @ #18737: Larry Lurex is my pseudonym just for this grid. I put Easy, let you guys decide. At least the Group names work. feedback welcome. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Tbone @ #18727: 2 groups could have had the exact same prefix. This means you could swap SERVE with any from the MITS group and it's impossible to guess the link of the MITS group as it could be multiple things. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dobby @ #18721: I'll give myself 10/10 then as it wouldn't let me have parts of the face :) I find the last round on Only Connect to be the easiest so was a bit of a breeze for me :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

PK @ #15029: nice (1 week, 5 days ago)

You @ #17487: Enjoyable (1 week, 5 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18721: OK, you can have parts of face. (1 week, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #14933: everyone knows the names of the sons of Priam...…...haha (1 week, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #15029: alert - my annoyance factor kicks in again - marked incorrect for saying followed by the exact same word/repetition in the do/paw etc line. good grid tho despite that niggle (1 week, 5 days ago)

PK @ #18290: It seems I was lucky enough to get the linking terms used :) overall quite fun (1 week, 5 days ago)

PK @ #18664: couple I couldn't get but others were quite interesting :D (1 week, 5 days ago)

PK @ #18723: did not accept weapon as an answer; guess i should have said weapons?; also the cards and prime numbers are confusing cause what is so special about the 7 and the 3 that is not with the 5 and the 2? not sure (1 week, 5 days ago)

PK @ #18733: nice red herrings; but could not get the baseball category; i like it a lot (1 week, 5 days ago)

wev @ #18290: "not genuine" seems a perfectly accurate answer but it was not accepted. (1 week, 5 days ago)

gbshok @ #18723: This grid is not a very good one, I'm sorry! On hand, you have the Missiles and Blades groups, which are clearly different from the other 2, so totally stand out. On the other hand, you have 6 prime numbers and 6 card possibilities (and those are quite arbitrary if I'm honest), so it is nearly impossible to get those right even if you know the connection (1 week, 5 days ago)

gbshok @ #18724: Same as Jime, plus the popular tourist countries also have the color red prominently in their flags (1 week, 5 days ago)

DH @ #18664: cheers (1 week, 5 days ago)

cj @ #18669: "initial" was not accepted...but for the verb category I had no idea and I wrote "horse" and it was called correct! I only said that because the Travers horse race in Saratoga was the only place I'd heard that word. (1 week, 5 days ago)

wev @ #18706: superb! Great set of connections. (1 week, 5 days ago)

DH @ #18721: Won't accept "parts of face" :( (1 week, 5 days ago)

Javelin05 @ #13116: Simple, but very satisfying. Thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18715: Shame to have two film groups though (1 week, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18685: The groups are not just teenagers, I put fashion cliques. Suit was not accepted, nor was bands. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18666: A repeat of 18662 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jime @ #18724: The capitals group are all commonwealth countries (1 week, 5 days ago)

Siobhan Mcalinden @ #18720: not sure about 'to pierce' (1 week, 5 days ago)

Katy Leach @ #18715: Radically hard - loved every second! (1 week, 5 days ago)

JP @ #18721: Nice :) I got three of the four catagories (1 week, 5 days ago)

Kimbo @ #18709: Hmmmm not familiar with the rugby words. (1 week, 5 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18723: Very, very hard! Didn't get any groups before the time ran out! I don't think it should be medium. Very good grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18715: Argh, thanks for pointing out the queen error. Sorry about that, it should be THQUN SDD. (1 week, 5 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18721: Thank you (1 week, 5 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18721: Nice grid - difficult though! (1 week, 5 days ago)

dave @ #18715: Queen has one n. But very good. (1 week, 5 days ago)

RH @ #184: Very good (1 week, 5 days ago)

RH @ #184: Very good (1 week, 5 days ago)

RH @ #1396: Good (1 week, 5 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18709: It should except synonyms! Good grid though I enjoyed it! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Treacle @ #18709: Yes to trawling, but also yes to trolling - dragging fishing lines through the water. Cheers! (1 week, 5 days ago)

RH @ #10577: Good (1 week, 5 days ago)

black sheep @ #18715: Brilliant - felt gettable but beat me (twice) (1 week, 5 days ago)

DoorsHorse @ #18720: Hyvä 👍 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #18703: Neat, but I reserve my judgement on the fairies! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ann @ #13116: This was easy compared with other medium grids (1 week, 5 days ago)

Larry. @ #8319: Hi Blues, we would be most interested to read your book 'Gliding is Flying'. Is it purchasable from the Amazon online shop? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Timmon @ #18707: The blue group is a right Bustard. Apart from that Very good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nigel @ #18717: Sorry gang..I spelled Cardiff incorrectly...but hopefully it was obvious what it was (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nigel @ #13627: I think the bread based muffin connection was a tad tenuous....but, I confess, that may say a lot about my lack of baking knowledge! Other than that a good grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #2296: same as AvalancheMC :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #10577: enjoyable (1 week, 6 days ago)

luskentyre @ #18709: Isn't "trolling" inappropriate use of the internet, while the fishing term is "trawling"?? Good grid though, with lots of red herrings. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Timmon @ #18709: Really enjoyed your grid. TY (1 week, 6 days ago)

luskentyre @ #18715: Loved the missing vowels idea. Failed to find any groups! Managed to work out the connections, though. Really enjoyed it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #18705: thoroughly enjoyable :D (1 week, 6 days ago)

Treacle @ #18709: Yes should have allowed synonyms. Sorry, it's my first (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #18708: not very red herring-y (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #18694: Wowza is it hard! (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #18676: flummoxed; simply flummoxed (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #18709: to the point :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

PK @ #18598: Not sure why others are note getting the GOT sequence; I liked it (1 week, 6 days ago)

black sheep @ #18705: good one - enjoyed (1 week, 6 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18709: Lots of red herrings, enjoyed this. Agree that should accept ‘synonyms’ though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Timmon @ #18676: It's clever when you have one group like that. But all 4 was a bit daft. Sorry. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jime @ #18709: Good quiz, enjoyed it. But should accept 'synonyms' as an acceptable answer. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Treacle @ #18694: Very hard. Like it though! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Timmon @ #18708: Had no idea re Lego film . Thankfully that fell in to place last. Very easy (1 week, 6 days ago)

Treacle @ #18708: Everything here is awesome! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Eggy Joe @ #18708: Very easy but still fun (1 week, 6 days ago)

Salty @ #18708: So great I loved it Very enjoyable (1 week, 6 days ago)

Spongy @ #18708: Challenging but fun (1 week, 6 days ago)

Spongy @ #18708: Loved it! Recommended (1 week, 6 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18708: Recommended Very easy (1 week, 6 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18708: Enjoyed this! (1 week, 6 days ago)

cazza @ #15067: good (1 week, 6 days ago)

cazza @ #15077: good (1 week, 6 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18694: Very very hard But fun Recommended (1 week, 6 days ago)

Clive @ #10577: Great (1 week, 6 days ago)

edwardo @ #18702: The "unique" group is a really weak link, and there could be some tightening of the "rhino" group because the red-herring between those two was hard to discern - unlike the other two groups which were well-disguised. (1 week, 6 days ago)

wev @ #18330: I would love to see Daniel Craig playing a major roll. (1 week, 6 days ago)

wev @ #18399: spelling!! (1 week, 6 days ago)

007specialagent @ #18706: Cocktails one was easy enough! Especially with the wife sat next to me... Managed to work out the tree link, but was STUMPED (get it?!) by the Locust. Don't know who this Ron Howard is, but do we get points for double letter? This is our 67th time playing this game, and one of our favourites to date! God bless Victoria Coren-Mitchell (1 week, 6 days ago)

007specialagent @ #18705: Dont like this 1 dont know who hailey bieber is whos that (1 week, 6 days ago)

Catlover96 @ #18705: My fave one on this site! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pf56smith @ #18705: Wowwww that one really had me stumped! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Howdy @ #18705: Very clever, difficult one, but rewarding! Got there in the end! (1 week, 6 days ago)

cazza @ #15140: don't agree with the comments at all (1 week, 6 days ago)

cazza @ #15174: nup not great. don't agree with the others, sorry (1 week, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18658: I would have thought alcoholic drinks should be accepted for the wine group. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18682: Yep - very nice thanks (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18686: Are you taking the piss? Or have you just watched Groundhog Day too many times. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18698: Don't know most of these words so didn't try it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18702: Nice - I lived in Paisley for a while in the 70's (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18690: Haven't we seen this one? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Verr @ #230: Groupings are OK, but the link keywords have been very badly put together. (1 week, 6 days ago)

wev @ #18463: Needs more options for the combination row. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Verr @ #226: Poor show. Honestly, after the misspellings and 'golf-ing' I thought this was a gag. (1 week, 6 days ago)

wev @ #18475: Good grid but I was disappointed that 'serrated' wasn't accepted in the Gear group. (1 week, 6 days ago)

me @ #6833: good wall (1 week, 6 days ago)

alicoo @ #18619: Dreadful (1 week, 6 days ago)

janus @ #18652: janus is a roman god (1 week, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18684: you need practice on link terms... it wouldn't let me have "subcultures" for the groups or "suits" for the suits (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: This is Wiz. The last seven comments were made by an imposter! (1 week, 6 days ago)

wev @ #18598: The Game of Thrones sequence makes no sense. (1 week, 6 days ago)

1974janeen @ #18657: Didn’t get the film titles (1 week, 6 days ago)

Robert @ #18690: (1 week, 6 days ago)

Bird Person @ #18559: That red herring didn't get me, but the letters in alphabetical order sure did (1 week, 6 days ago)

Altius @ #8192: Excellent grid thank you! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: yes, I really did...enjoy it that is (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: yes, I really did...enjoy it that is (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: ... I didn't (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: or did i?? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: or did i?? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: ... not (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: JK! I did! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Wiz @ #8252: Sorry, take it back, I didn't enjoy (1 week, 6 days ago)

... @ #14199: Simon and Peter as disciples? Same person... (1 week, 6 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18691: Thanks... please do! (1 week, 6 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18682: Easier! Easier! Easier! Easier! Easier Easier (1 week, 6 days ago)

bristolstoo @ #13608: this website is brilliant (1 week, 6 days ago)

bristolstoo @ #13607: I got the last one , but only by a programming slip. I foolishly guessed at "spelled differently in America" which somehow conjoined with "you can use ter as a prefix for all of them " and I have no idea why. (1 week, 6 days ago)

DiscworldQuizzer @ #18691: Thanks, I'll make an easier one (1 week, 6 days ago)

MOG20 @ #18691: Hard Make an easier one please (1 week, 6 days ago)

Treacle @ #18691: Wicked bruv (1 week, 6 days ago)

bristolstoo @ #13606: give this man some kind of OC knighthood immediately, maybe presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell HERSELF (1 week, 6 days ago)

me @ #12: Ludicrously easy. btw, 'Internet sites' is the same as 'websites' (1 week, 6 days ago)

Treacle @ #18683: Awesome (1 week, 6 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18691: Fiendish Discworld quiz (1 week, 6 days ago)

BumblePoop @ #18683: A great grid - well done! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Treacle @ #18682: Cool. Good descriptions (1 week, 6 days ago)

DiscworldQuizzer @ #18683: Noice (1 week, 6 days ago)

bristolstoo @ #13605: I found this and loved it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

me @ #7: cities beginning with 'c' ?? on a connect wall?? (1 week, 6 days ago)

bristolstoo @ #13604: please do more. top________________ was great. (1 week, 6 days ago)

DiscworldQuizzer @ #18682: Well done (1 week, 6 days ago)

me @ #6: poor connections (esp GBS) (1 week, 6 days ago)

JD @ #18682: Nice one. (1 week, 6 days ago)

JD @ #18678: Way too hard! (1 week, 6 days ago)

JD @ #18679: I thought it was OK. Nicely done. (1 week, 6 days ago)

truecockney @ #18679: Sorry all.. Just realised I messed up! Hopefully it doesn't affect enjoyment. Can't win them all... (1 week, 6 days ago)

DuckChaos @ #18676: No point to it...other than to waste people's time. (2 weeks ago)

Ben @ #18669: "Children's authors" incorrect (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #18676: Why...just why? Makes no sense. Don't waste your time (2 weeks ago)

wev @ #18641: Excellent misdirection! Top grid. (2 weeks ago)

wev @ #18663: I think you'll find a lot of people over 19 in what I put in as 'urban tribes'. (2 weeks ago)

b @ #18676: Avoid. (2 weeks ago)

GARTH @ #18669: Enjoyed (2 weeks ago)

JV @ #18061: fun to do (2 weeks ago)

succinyl @ #18665: Mark, get over yourself. (2 weeks ago)

Newbie @ #4582: Very enjoyable. Thanks (2 weeks ago)

Newbie @ #2748: Entertaining but difficult for me. Was thinking about dresses - cross dress, cocktail dress, shift dress for too long and ran out of time (2 weeks ago)

JV @ #18669: great ideas! (2 weeks ago)

Mark @ #18665: As much as you always see it in films, gavels are not used in a courtroom, only in auction rooms. It’s a common misconception. (2 weeks ago)

a @ #18672: I like the toon group, very clever when you get it (though the usual spelling nowadays is Pashtun). But the cheese group could also be pies, I have no idea why the 1234 group is 1234 (is this a foreign language question?) and the last group is wrong, "point" minus first letter is "oint" not "int. (2 weeks ago)

a @ #18676: No. Just, no. (2 weeks ago)

cazza @ #15190: annoyingly the breadth of answers not good - the rhyming line should have accepted repeated word with different first letter. as ever, for me, this spoils the enjoyment of this very good grid. (2 weeks ago)

cazza @ #15219: good (2 weeks ago)

Bangbang @ #18669: A gun group from the USA - quel surprise (2 weeks ago)

smith @ #18663: Agree with the comment below (2 weeks ago)

smith @ #18669: Great grid other than the names group not allowing "authors with two initials". (2 weeks ago)

Ry @ #3061: Really tough but fair. Well done. (2 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #18651: Agree about gangsters. The 'white' category a bit obscure! (2 weeks ago)

Mouse (D.P) @ #18658: If it's got a keel it's a ship. (2 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #18659: Nice one! The regional endearments beat me, but enjoyed the other groups. (2 weeks ago)

wev @ #18369: 'difficult mood' should have covered it. (2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #18598: Goodness gracious me! (2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #18652: Very good. I liked the the 'Oa' answer. (2 weeks ago)

boo-urns @ #18662: "New Wave Groups" didn't work (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #18662: Some pretty vague groups imho. Cure group could have done with something more specific as a link and Flake group would be neater if it was first or last, not a random choice. Thanks (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #18598: Have to agree. Also did not understand the explanation of the Stranger sequence at all. (2 weeks ago)

You @ #573: Enjoyable (2 weeks ago)

boo-urns @ #18663: 80s pop groups was incorrect, yet factually accurate. Ditto for "subcultures" (2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #18658: Half easy, half hard! (2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #18659: Not heard of merganser before..... (2 weeks ago)

tam @ #18652: stuck on final group (2 weeks ago)

tam @ #18659: good to get going (2 weeks ago)

wev @ #18386: Excellent grid. (2 weeks ago)

wev @ #18391: I liked this apart from "thou shalt not" being rejected as an answer. (2 weeks ago)

a @ #18651: y u no let me have "fictional gangsters" (2 weeks ago)

wev @ #18401: Which bit of "written message" is wrong? (2 weeks ago)

a @ #18652: should let us have "normandy landings" (2 weeks ago)

chrisb @ #1116: Fine and dandy (2 weeks ago)

chrisb @ #1116: Fine and dandy (2 weeks ago)

chrisb @ #1116: Fine and dandy (2 weeks ago)

chrisb @ #1124: court card? (2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #18651: Spent ages looking at Dove-r and failing to see the bird. Mind's going. (2 weeks ago)

Row57 @ #18612: It was Rommel and Goering (2 weeks ago)

boo-urns @ #2691: no sports or bugs, "volkswagen" not accepted. Bad. (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #18619: Not clever, not funny (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18651: Excellent work! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

wev @ #18439: Brilliant! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Timmon @ #18627: If you have the teachings it might be easier. Otherwise nigh on impossible. (well for me anyway) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

wev @ #18479: annoyed that 'mount' is not accepted. Good grid let down by over-restrictive matching. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jac @ #18616: hmm, waterproof socks? boot not allowed? metals incorrect? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #18633: All great groups but for me the whole was less than the sum of its parts. Maybe there's a fake group I just couldn't see? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jac @ #18639: they don't rhyme. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jac @ #18645: easy grid to see the groups but difficult to guess what the creator has put as the acceptable answer. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Guapo @ #18636: Absolutely outrageous and awesome (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

SeJuis @ #18649: A good grid and four salad recipes - thanks! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mrs G @ #1093: Loved it - very clever (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dobby @ #18633: Excellent grid! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

knife @ #18633: Good stuff,most entertaining. Particularly liked the playing cards one, simple but still stumped me. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Cx @ #18619: Blue group is very offensive (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

lucy @ #3660: chimney not chiminea (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18597: Fun - liked probe group (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18624: Typically fun (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

wev @ #18541: corvids... (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18628: Again excellent, but hard to beat the ST grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18633: Brilliant - great fun with very unique groups. Hat off. Rating for this should go up to...!! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

wev @ #18623: "amimals"? really? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18640: I think it has all been said - nice try (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18645: Fun grid. Thanks. Refit group has two nouns and two verbs so they do not marry neatly. I would personally give another explanation to the messes group to suggest what links them all as an action - people probably won't guess your answer. And caps are not necessary (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18646: Hands down beat me! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jime @ #18640: Last two groups both accept 'trees' as answer. And the fruits group doesn't accept 'fruit'. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #18612: Thanks Sam T for the explanation of chicken bus as I wasn't familiar with that. I also agree about the Mars bars as I put "things you can eat". Goring is on the Thames or on sea; Goering was the Nazi. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

wev @ #18640: They are all trees. You could have had British trees for the fourth answer - 'trees' isn't good enough. And not accepting 'fruit' is just silly. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

RBR45 @ #18640: hmmm too many options - also won't accept fruit as an answer (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

keith @ #18308: this shouldn't be marked as "USA" the US does know cricket, let alone cricketeers (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

ynot @ #18640: your realise most fruits grow on trees, and these trees share there names, right? So swap Apple with Peach, Apricot, or Orange and it still works (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #18639: Hmmm. Meme and Diem are both suspect. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #18639: Hmmm. Meme and Diem are both suspect. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JP @ #18639: A bit complex but I liked it (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

cazza @ #15258: again my bugbear - my answer of imaginary/fictional beasts marked wrong as had to say legendary creatures - eh?????? I try not to be irritated sorry (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Canuck @ #18609: Great, now Lou Bega is stuck in my head (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

cazza @ #15260: the ….s marked incorrect - tut tut what is a point guard? - never heard of it (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

paulayres @ #18624: Cheers Duck. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18624: So you did. Once I’d seen Minnie that group was almost inevitable. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Canuck @ #18614: This side of the pond no one would associate hockey with a ball! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

tteent @ #18616: "metals" wasn't correct, yet they are all metals. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

cazza @ #15509: good (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wiz @ #18639: Nice but deem might have been better than diem. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

blorgons - eradicate @ #3608: Did Janine seriously say birds aren't animals? What are they then, plants? Fungi? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18613: Correct - thanks for the bollocking folks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18638: No biscuit for "biscuit"? :( (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

golfpolice @ #18614: But one can play golf on one's own. How many balls then? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

golfpolice @ #18614: But one can play golf on one's own. How many balls then? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18624: I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ;-) Used an almost identical group in #18582 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Timmon @ #18468: Even I can't recall the key words for the Red Group. Safe to say it's the middle word of 3 in English towns. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dobby @ #18623: It's a bit much to expect most people to know Mustelidae though. It's not a Zoology test after all. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18614: Fun! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

You @ #11973: Good (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

DuckChaos @ #18624: Good grid with clever crossovers. I didn't know the Minnie line, interesting! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18631: That's cheating! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

HOWills @ #18623: animals is too vague for this category surely? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

You @ #13116: Nice one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

J @ #18631: 10/10, but I am Irish :) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #18631: Hoping that a very basic Irish-themed board poses sufficient challenge for the neighbours. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dobby @ #18623: Need to put more thought into your linking terms HOWills. Animals not accepted, even though that group are in fact all animals. Also doesn't accept quick for another group. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18619: I actually got all the groups! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JD @ #18620: Sorry JP. "Oranjestad" is meant to be a big clue that they're not all British colonies. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18620: I had Commonwealth cities disallowed, which may or may not be correct (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18623: "Animals" wasn't accepted for a group (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

paulayres @ #18588: Doing this grid was the worst experience I’ve had since I contracted shingles. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #18614: Good quality and level of difficulty. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #18612: I would take slight objection to Mars Bars, they can be treated in the manner suggested but generally are not, at least not outside of Glasgow. Otherwise a decent board. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Tbone @ #18614: Golf doesn't really have one ball, it's one each. Football has 22 players on the field, if it were like golf there would be 22 balls. Even then it's technically not true as some are lost or replaced throughout the game. If everyone playing against each other used the same ball it would be a very long day out. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Tbone @ #18616: Same as previous comments, the links should contain part of the word so as to accept variations e.g. anniversary and anniversaries. When making the quiz just type "anniversa" as anyone typing that clearly knows the answer and both of the above will be accepted. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #18614: I enjoyed the Hitler line, and the grid over all. Well done. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JD @ #18620: Damn you Bermuda! Thanks for that. And not ALB, AL. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18620: Being pedantic, Bermuda isn't in the Caribbean... and ALB? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18615: Agree with Sam T & Andy. Didn't accept bulbs or synonyms. And agree the obscurity spoils a simple grid with only one (that I noticed) crossover. By the way... I used the synonym group a few days ago! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dobby @ #18620: I am Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18612: A chicken bus (Spanish: "camioneta de pollos" or "trambilla", the latter a hypercorrection of "tranvía") is a colloquial English name for a colorful, modified and decorated bus that transports goods and people between communities in various Latin American countries, especially Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama. Very fun quiz. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18613: IT IS RAT AND NOT BAT. IMBESEAL very funny quiz! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18614: Nice Stuff. You really know how to make a good Quiz sir. Splendid craftmanship. Very Funny Quiz! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sam T Senior @ #18619: I agree with Sam T (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18615: Learn. To. Put. Synonyms. In. Your. Grids. Trash Very Funny Quiz! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18616: Poor. "Boot" was not an acceptable answer. Further, those are NOT the least reactive ELEMENTS. They are the least reactive METALS. Ever heard of noble gases??? Sock and Boot categories! Seriously?? Try harder next time, bub. Very fun quiz! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18617: very funny quiz! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

SAM T @ #18619: very funny quiz! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

David Castle @ #18616: The sock category is dubious at best. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

blorgons - eradicate @ #13420: This was beyond easy, I can't believe it's rated Medium difficulty. I didn't know what an atlatl was, and I can see if you didn't know that or shillelagh, that'd be confusing - except atlatl was in the last set of words I had after figuring out the other three rows. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

blorgons - eradicate @ #368: This was actually super easy. I love that there's so much crossover - there's at least 6 blocks that could be tarot, and so many of the words are similar enough it was hard to get the connection. I liked it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

blorgons - eradicate @ #15242: Super easy, I liked it. "Black" and "cool" can fit in either category, though - black cat, black bean, cool cat, cool bean(s). (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

andy @ #18615: It wouldn't let me have synonyms for the marsh group or lamps for the light group. Cation and several of the writers are very obscure. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

M @ #18616: In my view, hiking and waterproof are interchangeable in the boots and socks group. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

jefco @ #18619: price you pay when there is no child filter i guess (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18609: well this made me smile (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18617: tough (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18619: well, at least I got your name right :D (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18603: interesting to say the least (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18608: despite my low score, i like it (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18601: love it..more please (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18610: not too bad despite some construction issues (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

BJ @ #18619: very amusing (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lindy @ #18612: What is a " Chicken bus"? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lindy @ #18616: Boots and anniveraries not accepted. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18616: (Y) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18606: thank god that i knew the pears and kinda sorta new some of the winds mixed up with some of the aerospace manufacturers; the diseases I've never heard of (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18614: lol..ok then :D (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18607: well now that i see it...:D (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18612: not my favorite; but well thought-out (minus the Mars bar :)) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

PK @ #18613: I think you mean rat and not bat :) still enjoyable (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

LDD51 @ #18613: Really enjoyable grid with smart misdirects. Thanks. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Randy @ #18612: Mars bars are not deep fried - they can be - the others are deep fried to create them. Not so with Mars. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

chrisb @ #15509: apologies... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

chrisb @ #15509: beretta is italian (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

BusterNugs @ #18607: I had a feeling that Toto songs was the category but I didn't know a single title besides Rosanna and Africa. Good one. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ynot @ #18616: By what metric are those the least reactive elements? It didn't accept metals which is certainly a less contentious correct answer. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18616: Boot not accepted as Ben says. Never heard of a garter sock - a garter holds up a sock? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

none @ #18268: 'male animals' should be considered a correct answer (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18551: Wot not Thor... I have seen a few.grids use some of these.themes.before so it.can be done... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18588: I'm not looking forward to the reviews tomorrow, that's for sure (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Paula @ #18614: Funny (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

mole @ #18617: Good work (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Randy @ #18606: ridiculously difficult - for this small brain. Spent the whole time on google and still failed to get one even though by the end I knew what three of the groups probably were. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

cazza @ #15266: well.....! rejected 'connected to xmas' when the answer was 'christmas' - hahaha - maddening (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Randy @ #18616: Nice grid - not too tricky - should garter be singular? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

cazza @ #15282: yes a very big pity '….tree' not accepted when the answer is 'all are trees'. spoils the grid in my opinion. tho I think a lot of people take that annoyance happily in their stride. not me. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Randy @ #18614: Fun grid, but boy someone is chucking 5 star ratings around for not particularly exceptional grids (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ben @ #18616: "Boot" was not an accepted answer, nor was "anniversary". (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jim @ #18603: Good quiz. Peter Crouch scores more with his feet than is head though. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

hockeypolice @ #14108: What the puck? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aquastar @ #18617: Charming! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aquastar @ #18617: Charming! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

hockeypolice @ #18614: In the UK, hockey has a ball, ice hockey has a puck (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

H @ #18614: lol, yes! Though Hockey has a puck. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

You @ #12915: I enjoy ones with a theme (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

rmdk @ #18614: Haha nice one (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dollyp67 @ #18616: Fantastic! Really great fun (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #18614: That made me smileL (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Terry11 @ #18612: Really enjoyed this! Some of the links were very interesting - well put together (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

LDD51 @ #18610: Agree. Some odd groups. This had 5* when I first looked. People must be marking their own grids. This is OK but it is not a 5* grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18610: Phyllo is OK, different spelling - but Musk does not really fit in that group. Grylls group bit iffy too imo. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18613: Well, someone had to be the first numpty to type 'cat' in the wrong box when setting!! Not surprised it was me... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lisa @ #18612: Great Wall! Good challenge and very clever links (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ruth @ #18607: Very nice (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ruth @ #18506: not bad mate (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ruth @ #18601: really great (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lifer @ #18593: Top quality grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Wiz @ #18610: Phyllo? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ana Tine @ #18609: excellent (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ana Tine @ #18608: Fiendish category included! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Al @ #18608: Enjoyable grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Frogster @ #18570: I enjoyed this grid but didn't accept 'clown' 'american' or 'coin' as correct. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

pissed off @ #18603: I type headlands and it's incorrect, you, my friend, are a cunt xx (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FS @ #18573: Good grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ruth @ #18608: Nice one (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

You @ #17897: Easy but really fun (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

pedant-tree @ #18598: Not a fan of “they could all be preceded by ‘mono’ IF they were totally different, more abbreviated words than they are.” It would be an absurd number of mental operations if solvers entertained notions like that on ever board. Same goes with the third-order operation of connecting jobs to films to an actor. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JeremyP @ #18608: Loved it- very clever (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kynon @ #583: Controls on a DVD player, video etc - also found on a stereo system! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kynon @ #18594: Some of the links need to be a bit broader - for example "budgeting terms" - given that budget is one of the answers, I put "accounting terms", which should also be correct (but was marked as incorrect). (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Busker @ #17563: good solve (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kynon @ #18590: I *love* Only Connect, and Jollyboat aren't too bad either. ;-) Score: 10/10, in one minute 16 seconds! :-o (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Busker @ #17897: Colour theme nice (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Shaz @ #18590: I got 3/4 categories right. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Busker @ #3456: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Busker @ #1942: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Busker @ #113: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

H @ #18601: 7/10, very nice grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kevin J. Maroney @ #18567: I like when all the categories are meaning-based rather than "contains no letter A" or other orthographical quirks. I probably would have realized "Patrick" was Patrick Starr even without the Twitter clue that the puzzle was "Spongebob-y", and once I got that, everything fell into place pretty quickly. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JD @ #18606: "manufacturers" and "wind" didn't get me any points :( (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

MH @ #15936: The answers are wrong. You can only get 4 points. My child was very disappointed. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JW @ #18603: Famous body parts was very clever, didn't get it btw. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18551: Solved but by permutations in maths rather than anything else. You have at least 3 correct grids there, Andy... so, sadly, it’s a flawed one. If it’s any consolation, I fricked around with the same two things a few weeks ago. Spent hours on it off and on - and then abandoned it as unworkable. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #18603: Good one, though the celebrity body parts set is a little obscure. I guessed that they were insured! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

HOWills @ #18603: For some reason the last two letters of Foot are cut off from the Beckham tile. Sorry! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #18602: Not of general interest. You need to know your Transformers lore for this, otherwise don't bother. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #5364: explanations could be set better, i had the right explanation but did not get the point. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #18601: Solved with three seconds to spare! Loved this one. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

PK @ #18560: what just happened? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

PK @ #18593: I like but did not get one of the relations :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FS @ #18593: Good grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

PK @ #18561: Perturbation is the correct spelling :( all other categories go way over my head :D (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

PK @ #18588: :S (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

PK @ #18585: the railway & cigarette brands are verrry challenging; but not too bad overall (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18588: 2hrs 28mins is a long time in Puzzgrid World. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

andy @ #18586: categories too similar IMO (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18581: Agree - nice tricks (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18582: Smart groups. Would never have got the pane group, (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ynot @ #18551: Rutherford or Bohr can switch with Einstein so not a unique grid. Shame because I loved the idea (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Unimpressed @ #18560: Things I Learned Today: Squids are fish Captain America has been recast Sprat has a second, silent (and invisible) T 3Ferrets is a moron (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

paulayres @ #18588: only good category was solos (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jim @ #18570: @PK he styles himself after a clown and is known as the 'Clown Prince of Crime'. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jim @ #18581: Great quiz. Great mix of culture and the word one. Also learnt about Quasimodo, Rigoletto and Stein. Thanks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Noggs @ #18570: Impossibly American for this Brit. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Tommy Jollyboat @ #18590: I love this and I'm sending it to Dad immediately. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

paulayres @ #18573: nice, thanks! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

paulayres @ #18588: thanks - nice one! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18283: Duke of Earl? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

fluberdunky @ #18586: uses Blue Whale twice in separate categories. Not the usual way. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

A @ #15242: yes! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #208: Marblestone. Marblestone! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Timmon @ #18560: 2 of the groups Red & Blue didn't make sense No explanation (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Raymond Kum @ #18560: Chris Evans is Captain America, Squid is not a fish (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18581: Quasimodo. You fiend.... :-) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RBR45 @ #18573: enjoyed this grid 10/10 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jon @ #18584: River got me. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #1498: Good groups, got some only after I had solved the grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #12924: Great fun! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #13152: Easy but fun. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #8815: Really clever despite added self-limitations in the types of groups chosen. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Timmon @ #18544: Must admit I failed miserably. But I could see the possible groups / genre. Very clever (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #7712: did not find this was hard, though blue group was hard to get (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #18585: Weird. It accepted "singers". (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15303: More constructively... even though I got this easily I wouldn't use first names as a group unless they're from a much smaller and precisely defined field (Like a TV show for example). And even then you want to make sure you have some unusual names (as you did here). This actually fails though because you can swap Orson and Douglas... (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18585: I wonder how many people with use the word 'mononymous' in their answers?!?! Didn't accept 'singers known by one name' (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #18585: D'oh! Didn't mean to set this to Easy. Apologies to anyone who had a tough time. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #18579: Misspelling of Lansdowne threw me :( (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JD @ #18584: Nice one! A mad guess on the rivers got me 10/10. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

TOM @ #18573: First time. Enjoyed it. Will try more. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18579: Very pleased with my 6/10. Well set (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bongo @ #17988: Satisfying grid (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Aardvark @ #18579: Good variety - Suprised to get 10/10 as it was a tricky one. Probably having walked down Roseburn recently to watch the rugby helped! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

M @ #18526: Loved it, except that my answer "pony" was marked as wrong, when it wasn't !!!! BOO HOO (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ruggers @ #18579: Gosh, a bit UK-centric. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

VJ @ #18560: no explanation given for blue group (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

VJ @ #18569: good categories but the selection words could be better (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18582: Shul is the Yiddish for temple. Hope you enjoyed. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Aetees @ #18581: Excellent grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18581: Thoroughly enjoyed this one! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18573: Good grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Aetees @ #18582: Good. I have never heard of a shul before, nice to learn something new. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18570: Good grid... straightforward (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18569: Allowable solution in Calico groups seems quite narrow. Otherwise good one! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18576: You fiend! I saw two groups but just didn't manage to get them all in time. Superb grid - well put together. I'm actually quite chuffed with my 4/10! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

DEAD @ #18337: toooo easy (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

DEAD @ #18566: DEAD (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dobby @ #18561: Shame about the "Turba", but otherwise a decent grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dobby @ #18573: Very enjoyable grid. Thanks (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18576: Great grid. Scored 7/10. If you’d given me a year I wouldn’t have guessed the ‘state’ link. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18577: Sorry. It looked like Raxacoricofallapatorius fitted into the square. Clearly not. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18577: Sorry. It looked like Raxacoricofallapatorius fitted into the square. Clearly not. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15303: very weak science fictions writers' first names (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15317: alms and porn are most definitely not homophones of arms and pawn. looks like you don't pronounce rs at all...... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

andy @ #13493: the selection of words for the ass round must be tricky but it wouldn't let me have bums or arses (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15335: good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15366: like your grids (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15373: good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15436: all have more than 50 and have water in them!!!!!!!!!!! that begs more questions than the grid..... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15443: good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

PK @ #18575: tough one for me (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

andy @ #469: Nice quiz, clever groups. However, some of them have alternative links. For instance, the Georgia-China group are all post-communist and all joined the UN relatively late (China was kept out by Taiwan). The islands group are all members of APEC and probably a few other regional treaty organisations. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

PK @ #18551: i put gods instead of goddesses :'( (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18569: Mixer is a bit random, not a specific (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18570: Agree with PK - nice grid. thanks (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

PK @ #18573: need to catch up on my slang :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

PK @ #18570: Not sure if the joker is technically a clown, but still it's nice :D (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

PK @ #18559: Nice one (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

andy @ #18554: good grid, but wouldn't let me have "reversible" for the reversible group, and the water/oil thing is obscure, I'm sure there are other things they have in common - they can all be used to make bottle tops for instance, and I daresay they all contain carbon (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

andy @ #18569: too many wines and wouldn't accept "alcohol" for the bar group (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

DH @ #18559: really good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

blorgons - eradicate @ #184: It's dumb it doesn't accept "movies" as a correct answer. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18502: Good red herrings meant I ran out of time but got the connections. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Q. Pheevr @ #192: The group consisting of Salmon, Hill, Heath, and Skelton can all be preceded by ‘red’: red salmon = sockeye salmon red hill = various place names, a 2010 Australian film, mounds used for making salt red heath = a flowering plant, Erica abietina Red Skelton = American comedian (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

cazza @ #15566: chew the scenery is very very very obscure. not good. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18561: Perturbation contains another R, unless there's an alternate spelling? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

124 @ #18555: It's Billie Piper not Billy....breaks the category. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Cranky @ #18504: Very nice. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Cranky @ #583: Since I got all 10 points this is the best one of these EVER. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Cranky @ #18562: I suck at these in general, but this one seemed somewhat easy for people who might know what they were doing. It's far better than I could do, if that helps. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

John @ #17278: Ghg (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Vixen @ #18562: Great! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18562: Good as usual! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

me @ #18562: lets go (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

alicoo @ #18502: Love this (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

A.B. @ #18562: Enjoyable grid, with good mix (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Angela @ #18562: Very clever (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

MB @ #18560: Chris Evans was Captain America not Chris Pine. Sprat is spelt with 1 T not 2. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dobby @ #18554: I'd be very interested in your findings BinDipper. Video evidence much appreciated. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18554: If I ever see Nigel Farage swimming in deep water, Dobby, I will test that out. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

VJ @ #3456: only one difficult group, the purple group (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18538: agree with Project (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Project2501 @ #18538: Good. The room group, not so good. I think of a room as the opposite of an open area. I thought the answer was going to be Reservation. I've not heard of J Donaldson, but that's my fault. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18561: good one :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Darran @ #6140: I said Queen for bohemian rhapsody... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Darran @ #583: Great wall, also I said tape functions. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #2748: Cool groups, hard to guess (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dobby @ #18554: Some good red herrings, but I'm fairly certain if you leave it long enough a sponge will sink. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #3774: Easy but fund (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

steve @ #18559: I got fruit group by thinking words preceded with 'black_' (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #10624: tough but fair (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #8803: Straightforward but fun (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mrshj @ #18550: I’m a bit of a BTVS buff which is lucky as I had no chance with South Park. Enjoyed. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #12578: Really tricky to select the right members for quite obvious groups. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #15481: The groups were obvious, but selecting the right members for each group was tricky. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18528: Difficult and convoluted groups. Scored 1/10 but appreciated the challenge. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tom Brady @ #18554: Lots of Red Herring Doctors. Good Grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #15634: good (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #15642: repair not the best (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18451: eg. One of my grids had ‘knife’ and ‘fork’ in two different groups. One was in ‘words that can come after FISH’, the other in ‘things found on the dining table’. Unfortunately, ‘fish fork’ and ‘fish knife’ are both things so the two boxes were swappable. That = shit grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18451: eg. One of my grids had ‘knife’ and ‘fork’ in two different groups. One was in ‘words that can come after FISH’, the other in ‘things found on the dining table’. Unfortunately, ‘fish fork’ and ‘fish knife’ are both things so the two boxes were swappable. That = shit grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Alfred @ #18552: Sneaky! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18451: Hi Andy. I haven’t done this grid but re the point you make here and in another comments section, of course there are red herrings - that is indeed the game. BUT there should only be one correct solution for the grid as a whole. When you see people complain about interchangeables it means two boxes can be swapped but the whole wall still be correct. That’s a flawed wall. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18541: Easy but fun use of some 'classic' grid elements. Scored 10/10 in 25 seconds . (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

fubar blahfu @ #18486: wouldn't accept "stretchy" for the rubber category (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18452: wrongly flagged as English, this is in Spanish... it's either a very easy quiz for Spanish speakers or a very difficult one for English people learning Spanish (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18451: Giggsy, Dobby there's meant to be interchangeables (red herrings) which could go in several groups, that's part of the fun, watch the show if you don't believe me! My main gripe is: it should let me have meat for the lamb group as these aren't unique to lamb. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18447: what the heck... I don't even understand this when the answers are revealed (and yeah I was trying all kinds of stuff, chemical element symbols, roman numerals, vowels, letters that aren't in certain languages)... real bummer when I get the answers and it makes no sense (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18477: clever, lots of red herrings (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18471: "Monitor activity", WTF? And yeah, the pressing one is obscure. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18486: very like the ones on the show (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18508: Please start using shorter versions, it wouldn't let me have Ford for the Ford group. Also could do with red herrings. Otherwise great! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

andy @ #18535: It wouldn't let me have "amphibian" for the amphibians, and it wouldn't let me have "reptile" for the crocs. I got the worm group just by eliminating everything that I didn't know was an animal, then figured out "worm" later. Not so much a wall as a "sort the animals". Well done but very difficult and needs more variety. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Neil Creamer @ #618: Starch and cellulose are not sugars although they are polymers of sugars. In fact, the group are all carbohydrates. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18457: Musical artists should be accepted for that group. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18436: Agree with the comments below; synonyms should be sufficient on its own; formerly not formally; clerical positions should be accepted. The quick group was clever and beat me. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #15674: good (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

paulayres @ #18538: nice! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #15698: good (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #15748: did not accept cattle, which is the more correct answer than cows (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sarah @ #18527: Allergy dog? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sarah @ #18528: I liked th mix of things e.g ‘rock’. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sarah @ #18541: I put corvid in for the birds and got an incorrect! :-( Still, nice grid! Giving myself full Marks anyway! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

edwardo @ #18544: solved it in under 20 seconds, which really suggests I need a hobby. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

CrAmy @ #18528: Fifty isn't a shade of grey - I get the book reference but it doesn't really fit. Same with the rocks - rock is a type of music, music is not a type of rock! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Larry. @ #18544: ace grid. best this morning. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

knife @ #18530: Flummoxed me. Nice switch of register to the characters from Lost, although that was mainly what threw me. Also thought the radical group was a bit too vague. Good stuff though. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

LB @ #18526: Put pony but it said incorrect:( (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

duckchaos @ #18525: Quality. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #14621: Like it!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #18411: I typed adam and was not recognized as a correct answer (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

bytecone @ #9999: Please learn how to name categories properly. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bytecone @ #12435: Twas easy xD (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

luskentyre @ #18526: Good grid, particularly all of those Scottish island possibilities. I was a bit taken aback, though, when 'pony' was marked as incorrect. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Verr @ #186: Enjoyed that one!😁 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bill Jones @ #18509: where are the answers to each grid??? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mrshj @ #18502: Loved that one. Tricky but doable and deductible. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Timmon @ #18512: Agree with t'others. The "Places in America" doesn't work and the only cross-over was White. Sorry (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18376: It wouldn't let me have "fatal" for the death group or "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John" for the gospels group... also I felt the death group was tenuous, I can see you were trying to get red herrings for the bands group but "strangulation" and "stroke" would fit better, and opium addiction doesn't technically kill (overdose kills)... otherwise, nice quiz (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18379: deaf clue is mixing up too many types of things like the rest (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18387: have you guys ever watched the show... the groups are MEANT to overlap (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18391: Pretty good, although I'd question the claim that Sauron raises the dead, the Nazgul fade away and don't die, the other undead (barrow-wights, corpse-candles) are never linked to Sauron. I can see why you'd get it from "Necromancer" though. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18399: lrn2spell (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18401: yeah add "communication" for the first group too (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

orca @ #18536: That was a BAD grid, the answers were incredibly vague and I put the right answer on several of them(I checked them afterwards) and it marked me wrong. Your answers need to improve Marshmallow. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #9708: Very good wall. Should accept 'synonyms' for first group though. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

andy @ #18408: "born in New York" is rather too broad a category, and the "heart" category includes things related in different ways (lionheart AFTER, heart attack BEFORE, cardiology ABOUT, sacre-coeur TRANSLATES) which the show would never do... love the other two categories though! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

r u trollin @ #18410: Back is not a homophone of Bach, it's said closer to "Bark", but with a German "ch" sound at the end. Otherwise, nice quiz! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

r u trollin @ #18533: wtf is a seagate, watergate or lionsgate? is festivus meant to be festivals? if so wtf is an airing or a strike? and wtf is clandestines? is this a game reference? very bad groups (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Q. Pheevr @ #8000: I do think you should accept Btls, Prm Mnstrs, and Mrcn Prsdnts for the connections. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18526: Enjoyed reading up on the Eriskay pony (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mummy @ #18479: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Art @ #18509: How is “rabbits “ not an acceptable answer? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18522: B. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18497: Very clever quiz (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Chris @ #18518: I enjoyed this grid. Good mix. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mart @ #6140: Is Calypso a dance? I thought it was a style of song (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

usa @ #18504: good grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

usa @ #18509: fiva- at least check spellings (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

usa @ #18512: places in america- terrible group (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18509: Yes, and in the book it's spelt 'Fiver' (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

all women @ #13910: #metoo (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

A.A. @ #18518: Nice mix (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

A.A. @ #18519: Quite nice. I would argue that an acceptable answer for the 'growl' group, is 'noises made from throat/mouth' ! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bin Dipper @ #18512: There are a couple of cross overs but, like Gofer, I don’t understand the California group. I think have either states or cities but not a combo - and unless there’s an obscure cross-over in there that very few will spot, that whole link doesn’t join with the rest of the puzzle. It’s a shame because otherwise it could all work. :-) (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #18512: Didn't spot any crossovers in this one. Nitpicking... the LA group doesn't really work... they are all in or are California. Places in America? (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #18502: Excellent... combined crossovers and clues. 5 stars from me (same as I scored!!) (3 weeks ago)

Dobby @ #18509: I wonder if that "movie" might have been a book first? 🤔 (3 weeks ago)

Marshmallow @ #18511: Brilliant (3 weeks ago)

Duckchaos @ #18502: Quality grid. (3 weeks ago)

jefco @ #18504: Pretty good. I liked (3 weeks ago)

lol @ #2425: "Puto" means rent-boy in Spanish, it's kinda amusing (3 weeks ago)

gabbagabbahey @ #18502: Enjoyed this one, particularly as I got all the connections quite quickly, but had some trouble finding the right groups. Well done :) (3 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #18502: Great fun! (3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #18496: Very clever! (3 weeks ago)

EDC @ #18227: yep. me too, fictional heroes. and i wrote spirits for alcohol, which is what i meant so i scored rather poorly on a puzzle i finished rather quickly. (3 weeks ago)

Wikipedia @ #2059: Hi! I know this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask. Does managing a well-established blog like yours require a massive amount work? I'm brand new to operating a blog but I do write in my diary every day. I'd like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it! https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/amazon-wikimedia-wikipedia-donation-1-million-emotional-intelligence.html (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #18502: Enjoyed this grid very much! (3 weeks ago)

Jeanjeannie @ #14578: Great grid (3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #18498: Nice one. Thanks. (3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #18502: Loved it. Thanks. (3 weeks ago)

AP @ #18227: Definitely agree with Omegaman (3 weeks ago)

gabbagabbahey @ #18491: It let me get the connection on the forth category despite the fact I got it wrong (I thought skater linked them all, and got it write because skater has 's' in it). (3 weeks ago)

knife @ #18439: Excellent: entertaining, inventive. Agree with Lucy though; in my case I had "words denoting confirmation" (3 weeks ago)

Jason @ #583: That was good fun (3 weeks ago)

Maggie @ #18497: Not responding well want to know correct answers. Victoria would be disappointed (3 weeks ago)

BaconLard @ #18500: Tough but a good grid! (3 weeks ago)

confused @ #11354: Should accept Native American tribes.... "Red Indian" is not a very considerate term (3 weeks ago)

confused @ #11355: what the **** is a cock robin? or a cock horse? (3 weeks ago)

Larry. @ #121: My only problem is with "under ground" and "under water" vs "underfire and underpressure". (3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #18498: 5 of each so a good quota of red herrings. Perhaps could have made one of the groups harder by using some with different word endings. Enjoyed the grid though. Thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #18488: Interesting grid. A platypus isn't a marsupial though, it's an egg laying mamma, made it kind of difficult to solve. (3 weeks ago)

Ry @ #17075: Country park? (3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #18498: a good grid well done (3 weeks ago)

snog @ #1739: its was snogging difficult man (3 weeks ago)

Blueboo @ #18495: Word one not great (3 weeks ago)

jane salt @ #18496: good mix up (3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #18488: Now that it is resolved it is so obvious! I am a little annoyed at my self for not doing better. A very good grid. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18495: Nice grid. Maybe you’ve never heard Angela Rippon pronounce guerilla, or Pamela Stephenson imitating Angela Rippon pronouncing guerilla. Thank you :-) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BlueTuna @ #18495: Very clever grid. To clever for me Im afraid! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BlueTuna @ #18495: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

TooClever @ #18495: *not impossible. oops! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #18495: Red herrings everywhere. A veritable labyrinth of possibilities. A very well constructed grid. Challenging but impossible. thanks (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18494: This was a sprint grid. I gave myself 5 minutes to make one. It’s pretty flawed. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18478: Superb. A classic Andy P grid :-) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #18494: Decent enough grid - quite difficult - scored 4/10 (moral 5/10 after I didn't hit your terms for the Runner group). I had a feeling that Barlow/Headline/Lappin might be together as a group of words that also form new words when separated into two halves, but that turned out to be Fake News. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18478: Too often when I make them I get 3 good groups and then think, “How the frick can I link those with those?” and the answer that emerges is some spurious word game. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18484: Clever... I put totally the wrong answer in the Bernard & Lydia group and was marked right. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18491: Black Plague is just about a thing but, as B. Lard points out, it’s rarely used. Too many of the same type of link for my taste but that’s a personal thing. Cheers Giggsy (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #18478: Exactly my logic too - when I make grids, they tend to end up being in groups of 5/5/5/4 or 6/5/5/4, so I'm glad you see the '4' as being the tough one - that is deliberate most of the time. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18485: Personally don't like adding different letters, but that maybe just me. Otherwise good - enjoyable challenge (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Duckchaos @ #18488: As a fellow wildlife enthusiast I loved this. Good crossovers for those in the know...might be very difficult for some, the equivalent of Pokémon or computer games questions for me! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18478: A splendid grid. I can see it would be a doddle if you got the Bowl group first, but I always think that that type of group is the hardest to spot and red herrings for that group tend not to be so crucial. (This site is crying out for a forum to discuss how to make/solve these jobbies.) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Duckchaos @ #18487: I really enjoy grids like these, thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18487: I enjoy this type of puzzle... got 2 groups no problem, but found the clues on the other 2 a bit tenuous. Still not sure how empty fits? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BaconLard @ #18491: Nice idea. Not heard of it being called the black plague before though - black death or bubonic plague are the terms most will be familiar with. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Finlay Bell @ #2661: YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ANSWERS BOIIIII (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

DisintegratingByParts @ #18479: Good grid, but bit miffed they wouldn't accept nut for the first one (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #18478: I'm disappointed you think there are not enough crossovers, but fair enough, I suppose if you get the Bowl group first then it does indeed look to be that way, because that's the Glue (get it?) that holds the rest of the grid together - the entirety of that line potentially fits elsewhere. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

cazza @ #15796: good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

cazza @ #15843: never ever heard of catfish to swindle, and as every school child should (operative word) know "i before e except after c" (with one or two exceptions of course but not the word deceive) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18490: Is strike really an action? Shot maybe - strike-r is more common (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #18484: clever grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18470: No, I'm a genius! - he's Spartacus. Who's on first? Great grid. Fooled by Boy Blue description so only 7 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18471: Not so good. Print group does not work imo. Not sure a steering wheel does that - so groups mainly too vague. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #18487: tough but good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

a person @ #18486: Good grid, although I've never heard of any of the poker terms (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ellen @ #7704: Gay gene?? I despair! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #18410: Bach is usually pronounced as a homophone of bark. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pip @ #17939: Desmond 22 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Grimaldi @ #18479: Doesn't accept 'Mount' or 'Mountains' for the mountain group, and doesn't accept 'nut' for the nuts group. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CB @ #4165: Thought it hard, but only because I didn't know the Crystal maze..-) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CB @ #2297: Should have had 'Jay' as one of the Avian's...;-). Warm up puzzle, good one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jeanjeannnie @ #14572: Very good! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CB @ #10577: Nice one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CB @ #3297: Grid Squad, get a hold of yourself..just the ticket for a 10/10.Thx (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

David @ #152: Dime bar? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Anna cotta @ #18479: Mountains not accepted (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #18479: Nothing to it... There are some good easy grids, but they have more overlap between groups or red herrings. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ian @ #18478: I liked the Theron group in particular. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

KA @ #18470: Good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

S @ #18479: Mountains not accepted for some feason (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

KA @ #18479: "Mount....." should be accepted as an answer for Olympus etc (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18478: nice but not too many crossovers (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18479: Pretty easy - maybe add some crossovers and misdirects (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Debra @ #18470: Very nice grid, thanks! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

its me author @ #1174: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Timmon @ #7698: very good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dobby @ #18465: 9 a prime number? Do you know something I don't? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joel @ #18478: Quiz par excellence (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Timmon @ #7786: Yes it was easy. I am a Footy fan. But that doesn't take away the construction, It was a quality grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

3Ferrets @ #18477: Enjoyed - good Daft Punk connection :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pete @ #18465: 9 is absolutely not a prime number!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

KA @ #12698: Enjoyed that one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lindy @ #18448: I always thought croquettes were French. OK grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18471: Needed more crossovers and I didn't get the illegal group. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

VJ @ #7701: I was suprised I got this, good connections. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

VJ @ #7698: Great idea, tough to get the last group (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

VJ @ #18441: Great combination of ideas. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hubby @ #18470: Absolutely brilliant!! Well chuffed that I got 10/10 but took some serious thought. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bells @ #18460: Never heard of cake! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18470: This is the work of a genius. And I'm Spartacus. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18466: I am Spartacus! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18466: No.I'm Spartacus (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18466: I'm Spartacus (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18466: Another JP commented on the grid, not the author (me) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

cazza @ #15911: oh oh here we go - wouldn't accept films.... my pet hate, poor answer ranges (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ness @ #18457: You accepted my link for 'numbers' but not for 'music'????? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18451: A few interchange-ables there so not strictly a unique grid. Also baulked at breast of lamb. But fun, thanks (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18457: Couple of broad groups there (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

DH @ #18413: nice (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18450: Drinking vessels for ungulates, CM? Cheers Giggsy (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

DH @ #18458: excellent (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18460: Pen group a bit random and can be connected in other ways. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18466: It beat me with some good misdirects. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18466: I'm sure you didn't comment on your own grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18467: Don't like numbers grids so didn't bother (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18450: Good one BD - one of your best - Trough and Plough are perfectly acceptable - seen far more tenuous connections here. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18446: Nice idea, but with few if any crossovers. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Spicy @ #18450: Haha, I have a legacy (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18359: ....and the hanging group all show an image of something even if one is a reflection! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18359: The verb/noun group can also all be followed by "up" (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Citrus @ #18419: 'UK poets' is probably just too broad of a descriptor to be manageable here. In fact, as I looked to re-word the poet description to sufficiently narrow it (I figured Poets' Corner would be a good limited list) I noted a Gordon (though an Aussie) there as well. Probably should toss the thing and rewrite to disinclude both James and Gordon. There are plenty of other steamies on Sodor, after all. Thanks for the notes, I will have to be more careful moving forward. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

ZPEK @ #18467: Strictly speaking, nothing has happened in 2028 yet. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

CM @ #18450: Ha. Des Tutu. Don't think I'll forget that in a hurry either. What are those wooden tub things full of water in every western film ever? Can't quite put my finger on it. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18466: Thanks. Enjoyed that one. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Marmeliciuz @ #10577: I'd say good enough for first try (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18457: Jo , I'm not sure "minor" is an accidental ! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JSP @ #18444: Fair enough. Thought it might work as a a bit of a red herring, seeing as he's also known as the world's greatest one but not always associated with that. Thanks for the feedback. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jo @ #18402: To quibble about an answer, they’re national politicians, not ‘world leaders’. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jo @ #18404: Liked the literary nature of this! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jo @ #18457: Accidentals would be the correct technical term for the music group. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jo @ #18459: Interesting. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

NASA @ #18434: SPACE SCIENTIST? I believe you meant Astrophysicist... :D (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

44 @ #18448: "Exotic fruit" should be considered correct (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18464: Tough! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

44 @ #18462: A bit sloppy. Caps give away groups, answers are too narrow. "computer parts," as did "moustaches" (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bytecone @ #18464: xd (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #18427: Better! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

knife @ #18425: Having the same answer twice, and three times at that, is a no-no (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TwixxedFlax @ #18461: As per JP - I put "Streaming Services" as they are media streamers. Im unsure what you mean by applications - ie they have an app? Because thats just too generic (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18461: "Applications" should be "broadcasters" or "media companies" (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JP @ #18462: The caps gives away groups (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

VJ @ #9646: not too hard (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18458: Normally an admirer of your grids Aetees but I think this one needed Two Reeds on there as well. Without it, it's just the 3 obvious plus one of two others to make a link so 5 seconds of a job. And then that link almost automatically makes the 2nd link too. A rare miss on your part. :-) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ben and Amy @ #18393: We liked it !! We are learning about the human body👄👣👅🧠👀👂🏻 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kyle and Jacob @ #18394: Cool quiz⚠️ (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kyle and Jacob @ #18394: Cool Quiz (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

LEE GRUBER @ #18462: IT WAS GOOD MY TEACHER IS AN IDIOT AND HE FAILED (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Kyle and Jacob @ #18396: Very challenging (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Campbell and kay @ #18396: It is not very challenging but it is still very very fun to play!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dobby @ #18451: Whilst I liked some of the groups, it doesn't work unfortunately as there are multiple solutions. Leg and neck can be swapped for any of breast, shoulder or loin to make alternative solutions. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #18459: Nice mix of content, thanks. Scored 7/10. Couldn't identify the Dorico line. Cheers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #18458: Mixed feelings on that one - two easy groups and two very tough to discern - I imagine there would have been any number of arbitrary ways to differentiate between two discrete groups of animals. Cheers though. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #18457: I liked it. The numbers one is a little nebulous though, a great many other numbers could fit the category and as there aren't any other numbers in the grid the answer may as well just be 'they are numbers'. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #18455: Please don't make these grids available for the public. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lyndon @ #18451: Breast of lamb ???? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

someone @ #18449: The first row are all streaming services, not just applications. Also 'things to sit on' was not accepted. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

The Cypriot @ #18426: https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/hamlet There you go. End of chat. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

M @ #98: Tonic So-fa, c'mon! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18433: A good challenge... 7/10. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18450: Well, we don't tend to cultivate land with horses any more, and unless you have a horse you're unlikely to have a trough from which he or she can drink. "Horse trough" produces over half a million hits on Google, "horse plough" 28,000. In other news, 'musket' is a bit obscure. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18453: Please either make these private or identify them as Spanish in your user name. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18451: I was robbed! Would've been 10 if it had accepted shot, rather than flight. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18450: Trough and Plough don't really work in that group for me... not common terms. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18441: Good one CM (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18441: Good one CM (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lucy @ #18439: they all mean the same should be an acceptable answer (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18444: Agree with Giggsy (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18441: Very good (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18436: Agree with the others... Prior in a Priory, Abbot in an Abbey. The wording for the earlier group solution didn't accept synonyms! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18431: I agree with Giggsy (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18431: smart grid - nice work (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18433: Very cleverly done - beat me I have to admit (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Guido Dipietro @ #18442: Easier. Still I failed because OMFG the first sub7 avg was in 2013, what the heck. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18436: ditto (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18441: good fun (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18444: That is not what Wayne is - he does not really fit in that category (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ry @ #18439: Meta. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18317: There and ether are already anagrams so both give the same number as the anagram. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18308: Good grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18299: Agree with Mrshobiejoe - the word that links these words is bay so it should be accepted. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jo @ #18426: I’m afraid I agree withFirstGofer... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18296: Nice one! Thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18295: Think computer languages should be accepted. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

edwardo @ #18441: Great grid! The "Whiskers" group's link eluded me but so obvious when you see it. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jo @ #18441: Very good! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Grimaldi @ #18436: You mean 'formerly', not 'formally.' (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

The Cypriot @ #18426: They are literally synonyms. Google it (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hoidie @ #18428: why do "religious buildings" not cover the notre dame etc? Duomo just a cathedral, not necessarily a famous one like the one in Florence. Get the clues right! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

ruth @ #47: the musical scale is the tonic solfa scale. and the US state abbrevations can have -in added to make words. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

ruth @ #12814: synonyms of each other? obviously. it needs to say what they mean (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

A.P. @ #18431: Good grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

P.G. @ #18436: Quite a nice grid . I think the answer "religious positions" should be accepted for "Prior etc " group especially as you get deacons outside monasteries. (Also noticed 'formally') (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #18424: Solved it despite having only primitive Spanish. That's not because I'm particularly bright but because there are no red herrings or crossovers, so all you have to do is spot the obvious. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Roger @ #18436: It should be formerly, not formally. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

knife @ #18423: I often moan about obscurity, but this one errs on the side of oversimplicity. Also needs a spellcheck and some pointers on use of capitals. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ian @ #18431: I agree with Ian (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18426: Not synonyms... hey ho! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18418: A really well constructed grid with decent crossovers and red herrings but I have a bit of an issue with the Peach group. Two are also pink and one i've only ever heard of as a fruit. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ian @ #18431: Great grid, particularly the aztec link, thanks (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

drgkjdf @ #583: tape controls is correct (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #18430: Mugwump. Sorry about that. Dying should have worked. I must have mistyped it somehow. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18420: Good grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18424: Would be useful if grid setters would say Spanish in name, at least! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18429: Excellent... stared and stared at this then boom! Very clever grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18430: Maybe would have got the Bucket line if the others had been plural as they are in the euphamisms. Otherwise good, although pure guess on the Bowser line! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Puzzle fan @ #6140: Enjoyed it (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tbone @ #18423: Before anyone corrects me, I know it's "were" not "where" (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tbone @ #18423: Where there any red herrings at all? Seems like there's no game if it's just 4 obvious groups. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Emma @ #18420: 6/10 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

M @ #8437: Brilliant! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mrshj @ #18428: I didn’t love the s on the end of the state capitals. Seemed to be pointless. Duomo just means cathedral in Italian so whilst I got it I’m not sure it was consistent and what is the obsession with American salad dressings?! Sorry- maybe I’m in a grump today. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mugwump @ #18430: Solved the grid but didn't get the Ace, Fire line. Also was not given "dying phrases" which I'm not sure why. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

M @ #18360: I put 5 instead of five and therefore got one wrong :( (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Joe Hopkins @ #18405: Nice! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

s jones @ #17598: (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

H @ #18383: Thanks for the feedback, and good point about the older user. I got 10/10. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

vj @ #4613: great, but the system does not recognize some solutions (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

vj @ #10981: cool creatures (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Joe Hopkins @ #18425: I messed this one up. Try 18427 instead. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Steven with legs @ #17838: GET WRECKED I DESTROYED THIS GRID (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #18424: The Spanish grids are back! This site needs an admin to make grids private. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #18387: The point I was making was that in said film the concept of A time phone exists just as much as the concept of A bat phone does, albeit less well known. It still fits. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #18419: Easy but fun, 10/10 in 46 seconds. In response to the below, I've never heard of Christopher James so I didn't realise the alternative solution. Fortunate in a way. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Claire @ #18400: This was a great challenge! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18326: X - It does - or at least I set it that way - why wouldn't I - although it's not asking much for you to add the 's' - they are bridges (plural), they are not 'a bridge' (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #18407: don't want to sound too knowledgeable on the subject, but I've only eve heard Charlie used to describe cocaine not Heroin. 'A MINOR' quibble as the connection still works fine. Good grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #18419: Nice grid. I just about managed it, however you could swap THOMAS and JAMES around and still achieve a correct grid, due to THOMAS obviously being in Thomas and Friends and the British poet Christopher JAMES who would fit in the poet group. So not a unique solution I'm afraid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18399: Sorry to jump in too but I don't think litter fits in that group - it is not something you do that thing 'to' which the others are. Also personally not a fan of words that can go before or after rather than one or the other - but others don't mind that so much (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ry @ #18367: 'Scam' should also be acceptable for the bilk group. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Guido Dipietro @ #18384: 0/10, this was impossible (added to that I didn't understand or know some of the cell's names) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

DH @ #18366: top grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

o @ #18399: Sandwitch is awful, and the misspelling of mussel is annoying. Otherwise the two other categories were too similar for me (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jules @ #18405: Range isn't an average. Good one though (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Evelyn @ #18410: good crosovers. Just one thing - I would pronounce Bach with a soft ' ch' ( like loch), so wouldn' t have made this connection. This might not be the correct pronounciation though (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

kittymcg @ #18379: Brilliant! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Beebbop @ #18404: Interesting grid. I got all the groups some just randomly but I couldn't name the connection. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Solver @ #18401: "ways of sending a message" should be accepted as correct for "note, letter" etc (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

jeddy @ #60: Got the gang of four pretty quick but it took me a long time to get the royal houses. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Grimaldi @ #18385: Liked this grid - not super-hard but good red herrings made it fun. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ali @ #18391: good wall (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dolfan82 @ #9863: Wing Ding????? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #18374: Comments about lesson spot on, but still pretty good. I liked blunt instrument, flummoxed me with the spies (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

knife @ #18316: Agree largely with Rory, but think having the same number twice in the anagram solution was a bit of a cop-out. You could have had, e.g. tow for two (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

CM @ #18369: (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dh @ #18383: 2 for me too (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18374: I agree with you. Lesson was weak but I didn't like the alternatives either. Mark was the best of a bad bunch. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18365: Cheers all. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Maz @ #18399: A muscle is not a shellfish, but a mussel is (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pedant @ #18399: Muscle? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

X @ #18326: It should accept "bridge" as an acceptable answer for the bridges! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ade @ #18365: Excellent. Really enjoyed this one. Thanks (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

X @ #18369: Not sure Toulouse-Lautrec was actually "a dwarf" -think he had short legs for other reasons. Was not allowed "bad-tempered" as an answer to the "peppery" row (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18365: Bindipper we've all been there... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

VJ @ #8884: good fun, good job (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bells @ #18391: Enjoyed (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #18357: Harder than a coffin nail that one....0/10...and lucky to get that (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

No @ #4988: Pathetic (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rory @ #18316: Well, what can I say about this Puzz Grid? It was well-formed, challenging, but amusing in equal measure. I rate this grid 4 out of 5 for it's originality, ingenuity and entertaining factors. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

dog cat @ #184: eat doges they are in pizza and fish (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18389: should have been 10/10... but I didn't write the solutions en espagnol! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18391: Really liked this one. Challenging and well constructed. Small gripe that 2 of my (badly phrased?) solutions while correct, were not accepted. But 4 stars from me! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Nicetea @ #15138: Nice red herring with Deuteronomy! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

VJ @ #17580: Great methodical quiz. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18365: I found that very difficult personally. Scored 2/10. Surprised everyone is saying they scored so high. Then again I did feel like an idiot after not spotting the Eagle line. The Banana line was clever and original - fair play on that one. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aldo @ #18312: Bolton is a town not a city. 'Free' comes before not after. Good grid otherwise. Thanks (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lucy b @ #18366: Brilliant grid! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18390: Yes, you definitely meant to make these private. Oh well. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18389: Did you mean to make this public? It is possible to make a grid private when you submit it. That keeps it off the homepage but you can still link it to friends or, in this case most likely, your students in your class. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18386: Good grid, nice variety. Scored 5/10. It was the Salvador line that basically caused all the lost points, as you might expect! Cheers. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Vixen @ #18385: Great grid! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dobby @ #18387: TCBH - I believe that film is called "The Time Phone" so it wouldn't work. FirstGofer - I tried to cover as much as I could with the linking terms so apologies if I missed any. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #18387: There is a film called Time Phone and Bat spelled backwards is TAB so you could argue that those two answers could swap over to produce more than one correct solution to the grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18385: Loved it! Classic grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #18387: Good grid... could do with a little more leeway on one solution. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ruggers @ #18302: Brilliant. Cracking. Viper/adder group should also accept "snakes". 7/10 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18383: Difficult, scored 2/10, but a nice mix of content. Good for older users perhaps. Cheers. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tarryn @ #18368: Very great (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18344: I've never seen anyone do "Iron things" as a group before, how original! Really though it was okay. I was a bit miffed it wasn't as expansive as it could have been with the terms we needed to identify the Kane line, because it marked me as incorrect. To have to specify the exact award they all apparently won was a bit tough. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #18380: Some really nice overlaps and connections there. Unfortunately I guessed the wrong way with the Mallory line when I was down to two groups left and only scored 5/10 instead of 7/10. Never heard of any of the Metropolis line, so that stopped the grid being too easy I suppose. Cheers. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18379: Either. A few old friends, but splendidly remixed (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Darren Siew @ #18384: (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #18382: for the tale connection to work it should be WINTER'S and KNIGHT'S and arguably 'TWO CITIES'. Even then you have the frowned upon situation where some precede the word and some proceed, which is also the case with the Onion group. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #18374: German lesson is a bit weak as a connection I think. Maybe I'm being harsh. Still a nice grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #18375: I believe Merkel is head of the government, but the head of state in Germany is the president. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ry @ #13296: The CW generals are also each American forts. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ry @ #15168: Very clever. 'Chicken sounds' was insufficeint for the rooster group, seems punitive. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Duke @ #8441: Got the lot, fun quiz! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ry @ #3225: Of note, entering an actual exclamation point was not sufficient for the point. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #18290: Synonyms should be accepted for the imitation group. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fred @ #18379: Doorpost surely (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Spicy @ #18381: Thumbs up, although you need to stop stealing my pseudonym and you accidentally left the difficulty as "very easy". (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jeanjenie @ #18356: Great grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

H @ #18379: nice grid, though i had never heard of 'deaf as a doorknob'. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

H @ #18366: 👍 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

cazza @ #16157: good (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

JP @ #18360: '5' was not accepted as a group 'detectives' not accepted as a group otherwise, a good grid and I got all the links apart from the one containing Snapdragon :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wankers @ #9080: This has to be the dumbest grid I have ever tried. Synonyms, synonyms and dumbass comics. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Julian Spicer @ #18375: A wonderful creation. A marvel of engineering. A magnificent puzzle. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

CM @ #18347: Duckchaos: Add it to the list. A decent grid, so I thought, ruined by a multitude of errors and omissions in the links/descriptions. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ian @ #18365: Nice grid! I found it all very apt. Neither too difficult nor too insipid. 5* (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

CM @ #18369: That should be Stratton not Stratto (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18365: Thanks. I think this is the best grid I've ever done so I should be getting 3 stars by the time it's dropping off page one. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18330: Oh yes. Another clerical error. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

msb35 @ #18360: got the groups but couldn't get the individual bits! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18349: There is no last link... they appear in the order you solve them (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18355: Got stuck looking for garbage group, damnit. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Duckchaos @ #18347: Rhinoceros and tapir have more than one!!! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jules @ #583: Liked that - quite straight forward (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18330: So you abbreviated fecking and you're complaining it didn't match? SMH :-) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18365: Now that was a grid. 5* (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jules @ #18340: Very good but I'm a bit thick (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Duckchaos @ #18365: Enjoyed this, probably because I got 10/10! Thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jules @ #18349: Don't understand last link (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18354: Or I've absentmindedly put charts, plural. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gridder @ #18349: Good grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18354: I must have left the keyword section blank, Gridder. Apologies. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gridder @ #18354: I think you should really accept "chart" where you put the answer as "kinds of chart" ! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

knife @ #18349: Very witty, most enjoyable, despite Des Tutu being a non-starter (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18330: I put 'Figment of the imagination of feckin' lunatics' and I too was denied a point. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18304: Good point, well made, Simon. Thinking about it, there are a lot of vehicles that should also get a point, that won't. I'll give myself a good talking to over my Crunch Nuts. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Simon Bennett @ #18304: Homophones could equally be parts of a car, which I put and was marked incorrect (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18355: Calm yourself down Froomey; you'll need your inhaler. In the immortal words of me: There's no such thing as obscure. There are only gaps in one's knowledge. :-) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18354: I suspect Terry would be in a dilemma on that one. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Simon Bennett @ #18330: I put ‘apparitions’ for the ghosts group and was marked incorrect (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ryan @ #12209: Fry and Bear were good red herrings. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ryan @ #16197: It would've been OK if it were three letters. Two consecutive is entirely unremarkable. Otherwise good. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #18354: OK - but not as enjoyable as the footie was on Friday night. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #18349: Loved it! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jo @ #18355: A touch obscure in parts! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jo @ #18356: A really nice grid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18295: Good use of 'C' as red herring (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Froomey @ #18355: Don't be such a prat about drugs (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18295: Good use of 'C' as red herring (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18315: Lovely quiz.Fell hook, line and sinker for the Dad's Army red herring (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18344: It's not even double barrelled. It's a middle name. Poor choice. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jim @ #18343: Kicking myself for not seeing foxes. 'He' is a bit weak. You mispelt Carroll. Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FlipMick @ #18356: I struggled - could identify pairs of things but finding the third and fourth was hard - even using the try everything method - nice one (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FlipMick @ #18358: Nice one - took me quite a while to get them in order (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FlipMick @ #18357: Couldn't fathom any immediate links on that one so really struggled (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FlipMick @ #18359: They are flowers - regardless of being girls names - you can name somebody anything nowadays... and no crossovers (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18338: His brain went missing from the US national archives in 1966, MT. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FlipMick @ #18360: Not bad - got the groups quickly even though wasn't sure re two of the groupings (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18344: Because of the zeppelin group... but yeah. Moral of the story is, don't try to force a link that's not quite there. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18332: I was so upset at not getting the song, i cried all the way to the chip shop... 7/10. can't see anyone getting that, but I can see what.you were aiming to do (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #18338: Apart from the somewhat tenuous Kennedy inclusion- none of him disappeared without an awful lot of dry cleaning- this didn't intrigue - There wasnt anything I could see that wasn't an actual link. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Georgia @ #18333: Singers are also artists (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18349: Looking forward to the follow up with Nels, Thers and Jezza Christ. Cheers. Good fun. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BinDipper @ #18332: Possibly got to be a certain age Rantos? :-(( (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

JS @ #18349: Tutu doesn't really work in that group, because he's never really known by that name - might have worked if you'd had another person instead of 'Moines'. Good theme overall though, and a challenge. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

CM @ #18357: A stiff challenge indeed (for me at least), but enjoyable and fair (no groans at the end). I could see two, but got neither out (just the links after the reveal). (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

someone @ #18192: Didn't accept 'John' or 'chair' as answers (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dh @ #18333: That's way i mucked about so long. I was looping for pidgin english (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Duurrr @ #1618: Mobile and August only have one pronunciation in English. A reall daft grid that was very, very simple apart from an error in the connection for the red group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dobby @ #18349: Loved the theme! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dobby @ #18347: We all do it now and then. You can't always cover all of the bases. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

CM @ #18349: I doubt anyone has ever referred to the most reverend as such, but it raised a smile. As it happened I solved them in exactly the right order so the last two were write-ins, even though the penultimate stretched a point for me and without having the least idea about the final group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Rantos @ #18349: 1/10! Wow! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

CM @ #18347: Apologies. A bit of an oversight. I think I might have missed ubbs(rq) too. Not great on the linking terms this time round. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Rantos @ #18332: I was able to solve the grid fairly quickly but had no idea what the jilted John category could be, so 7/10 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dobby @ #18103: Quite easy to spot the connections quickly and there's a lack of crossovers and red herrings. A bit of inconsistency linking the clues to the answers as well. (4 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #18354: That would be "Oh", but if you continue with the literacy lessons, there's hope for you. (4 weeks ago)

terry @ #18354: O _________? O what a waste of my time (4 weeks ago)

someone @ #2166: "Romeo and Juliet" wasn't an accepted answer, and neither was "phonetic alphabet" (4 weeks ago)

Grid solver @ #18103: Fun but maybe bit repetitive. (4 weeks ago)

Dobby @ #18347: Solved with 5 seconds to spare! Didn't accept SHATV (ROT13) as an answer for the Horse group though :( (4 weeks ago)

someone @ #18112: wouldn't accept invasions as an answer (4 weeks ago)

JS @ #18326: Nice red herrings. One of those grids where you know what the groups are but it's a nightmare trying to separate them all out! (4 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #18326: Good grid. (4 weeks ago)

JS @ #18348: Got very confused by this one but as soon as I saw the solution it was one of those grids that makes you go 'Oh of COURSE'. Nice. (4 weeks ago)

cazza @ #16162: good (4 weeks ago)

cazza @ #16183: good (4 weeks ago)

cazza @ #16196: pieces line - terrible. did you actually know about puff pieces or hit pieces? - have my doubts. do not think these phrases if indeed they are real phrases are in general or even limited use. (4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #18306: I'm with Dipper (4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #18344: Why choose Floyd when it is a double barrelled name and that is only half of it? - so many others to choose from (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #18285: Wouldn't accept synonyms. (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #18276: Some football grounds there that I am not familiar with. (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #18273: Papal names not accepted or synonyms for corruption (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #18269: Agree with Bathboy but wouldn't have guessed the connection if it had been right so good idea. (4 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #18259: You can swap lion and cobra... (4 weeks ago)

kinetic @ #12833: The "fight" row can also legitimately be described by "animals" :) (4 weeks ago)

kinetic @ #2096: Suggest adding "residences" for the homes row. Good grid! (4 weeks ago)

Hunter5 @ #18326: Great grid. (4 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #18330: Gem of a comment Xantippe, ya barmpot. :-)) (4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #18330: Nice grid. Required some thinking but a rare 10/10 for me. (4 weeks ago)

knife @ #18333: Maybe I'm missing the point here, but isn't it Papua New Guinea (4 weeks ago)

knife @ #18325: Too simple to be much of a challenge (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #18341: Was sure that raven could go on the group with Jet... but no, she was on the US show. Nicely done, though. Only thing is that it's quite a familiar theme, as it were... (4 weeks ago)

Xantippe @ #18330: Banshee is a spirit not a ghost (4 weeks ago)

Marky @ #18335: What’s a ‘provice’? (4 weeks ago)

CADTeam @ #18337: Sort your answers out (4 weeks ago)

sam @ #18337: good (4 weeks ago)

Dobby @ #18335: Pointless (4 weeks ago)

Vicky @ #18331: I really enjoyed the wall. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18313: Cheers Grug. It's a shame we don't have a decent forum on here to discuss how to make grids. I'd love to know other methods. I always start with the (potential of) red herrings. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dobby @ #18268: A bit too easy (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #18324: Tricky and good. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dobby @ #18324: Great grid. Got 10/10 with 22 seconds to spare and it gave the grey matter a thorough workout. Thanks (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Calpol Cal @ #18268: Another great quiz from Jowens :D (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Grugen @ #18313: Your grids are great Mr Dipper, my head is bent but your aim is true. Got the connections but the red herrings almost ended me. Keep these coming. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dave Davis @ #583: Lame (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wes @ #18319: Lift group is crap mate. Sorry (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

TwixxedFlax @ #18318: Very nice - not too difficult but enough ambiguity in the answers (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18313: I know. Tracie because there’s a shortage of her commodity. Non-fiction she’s probably the 4th most famous in the UK. Floaters has stuck with me because, while it’s not the worst, I think it’s the least understandable number one of all time. Dull-di-feckin-dull-dull. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18318: Agree (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18304: Tons of fun BD - Gere group is inspired. Well played. Happy to have solved it (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18313: Hi BD - Floaters and Tracie were a bit random I thought (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wikipedia @ #2059: You ought to take part in a contest for one of the most useful websites on the web. I am going to highly recommend this site! https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/amazon-wikimedia-wikipedia-donation-1-million-emotional-intelligence.html (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kinetic @ #3757: TIL that a barberry is a thing, and that Nightingale is a square. :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kinetic @ #5633: Outstanding! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18319: couple of iffy groups imho - Waiter does not really fit in that group (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Daffy @ #18325: Very simple (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #18325: People giving themselves 5* for their own grids methinks (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Melissa @ #445: Tom is at the front and the end of the clue. This is a bit naughty (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

leem @ #18298: a decent puzz! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kinetic @ #98: Another vote for "solfa" not being accepted - but that's cool, I know it can't accept all the possible answers and I know I got it right :) Nice one. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

leem @ #11921: Dionysis is Greek not Roman. Otherwise a satisfactory puzzle! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kinetic @ #8441: Got the shuttles straight away, with one red herring attempt. Then the same for the albums. But failed to get the last two, even though I spotted the channel thing, because "English" didn't occur to me. Damn semantics. :) Also, I don't know of most of these movies... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kinetic @ #3188: Didn't recognise a single Elton song, even after I saw them listed. Sigh. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #18306: brilliant but could not see until grouped (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

David @ #149: Really easy, and I agree with Natalichka, weather systems should have been accepted! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #18232: I put South Atlantic islands in the same vein as Hebridean islands so I agree with Lindy below. Scope of acceptable answers needs expanding (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #18227: I think "fictional heroes" is a better answer than the one given. I have never heard of Waldo Kitty and doubt anyone who has would come up with the given answer to link these names. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dan @ #583: All those buttons are also found on a tape deck. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

cazza @ #16517: got all right but curiously got all answers incorrect.... eg I said 'card games terms' and answer should have been, believe it or not, 'terms used in card games'. (and sorry but not all these terms are used in bridge, Omegaman) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #18311: Some clever connections there. Thought the Pet line was a bit weak but fair enough really. Cheers. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #18318: Easy but fun. Thanks! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18279: Nice! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18288: Nice grid, ( though Giggsy is right.) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18290: Agreed! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18291: Neat! Suggest culinary as a possible answer. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jo @ #18292: Nice grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bobtheterrier @ #15077: v good (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

BinDipper @ #18317: Thanks for the grid Teapot. Enjoyed playing. I think this one has the problem of more than one solution because in the Ball and the Bat groups you can swap certain words and it still gives you a viable solution. Problem may be that the definitions are too broad. :-) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18293: 10 seconds! That's a record :-) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18294: shouldn't require TV in solution... are there any other kind? Otherwise good (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18295: Nice easy grid, but agree with Dobby (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18297: The Wales solution is quite specialist for an otherwise easy grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18306: Scored a big fat zero. However, I like grids with a twist now and then. I don't think they all have to conform to the OC wall. This was well put together... I just didn't get it, which is no criticism of the grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

a @ #18101: nice (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #18311: Nice one. Just didn't see the Ton connection... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Coochies @ #14986: That was tremendous. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

steve @ #18308: spent far too long looking for captains (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jon @ #18308: Really easy tbh. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pockets @ #1475: That was crap - got all the right connections but failed to capitalise etc and was told wrong - NO I WAS RIGHT... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Timmon @ #3072: Kournikova Never a Wimbledon champion (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Marten @ #18295: Easy peasy (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dobby @ #18308: 10/10 in exactly a minute. Loved the grid. Some good crossovers and red herrings in there. Thanks. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Timmon @ #18117: It's Julia not Nadia for the Ab Fab (1 month ago)

Puzzler @ #18293: Quite a good grid. Bit picky to not allow Coldplay because put as two words. (1 month ago)

Grugen @ #18290: .....or counterfeit. Good grids but you do need to expand your linking terms (1 month ago)

Grugen @ #18292: A few of these have been a bit hit and miss Mick but this one's a cracker. Keep it up! (1 month ago)

Puzzler @ #18304: Good grid (1 month ago)

Puzzler @ #18304: (1 month ago)

Grugen @ #18306: This is a great grid, difficult and fiendishly off beat. A nice change from the usual fare. (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18306: I like the thinking (1 month ago)

Jon @ #18266: bounty hunter great (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18306: Meant to add a comment after posting but got whisked away from my desk. This is intended as being more like 4 Only Connect first round questions in a wall, as opposed to an archetypal wall. No biggie if you don't enjoy it, but I hope some do. (1 month ago)

Nigel @ #4872: Whoops!!!..Hurst????? (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18306: Aye, European languages spoken by tens of millions of people are desperately obscure. On the other hand, I didn’t like it either. My reason - because it was wholly a translation test, no misdirection, no red herrings; therefore not really an OC wall imo (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #18306: too obscure (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #9913: turn? (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #10280: The Scrabble one is unfair. You can only score that with 2 Z tiles in a game. 😳 (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18302: 7/10 - had no chance with the Palestine group (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18295: Nice easy grid. Didn't accept "(Person's surname) Films" as an answer though :( (1 month ago)

Aylesford 6th form @ #18295: Smiley face (1 month ago)

Laura @ #96: Not accepting "legend" for the red category and using "story" as the definition when one of the words IS "story" is a bit sketchy. (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18284: 10/10. Good grid! Unlike Giggsy I had no problem with the Dick group and Bianca is probably equally as well known as any other in that group taking into account numerous reality TV show appearances in recent times. (1 month ago)

Mrshobiejoe @ #18299: Could “bay” be added to the correct answers please. Presumably it was expecting bays. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18298: Mongoose is a tad odd in that group - otherwise a nice grid (1 month ago)

pedant-tree @ #15050: A “score” isn’t really a unit of time — it just means 20 of something. Just like a “dozen” isn’t a unit of donuts. When Lincoln said “four score and seven years,” he just meant [(4x20)+7] years. (1 month ago)

Ranto @ #18293: Solved it despite not knowing Wimbledon names. So an enjoyable 7/10 (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18295: Fun - surprised I managed 10. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18284: Dick group too vague - and Bianca a stretch in terms of any kind of general notoriety/awareness in that group (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18288: stenography is not the name of a specific code as the others are so it does not really fit in that group (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18289: bit basic - try more crossovers - sometimes less is less (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18293: easy (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18276: Not that easy unless you are a castle nut. (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #18294: good basic grid (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #18225: The "popular places" are also Italian cities. (1 month ago)

colin @ #17580: tricky but satisfying to complete (1 month ago)

colin @ #17689: enjoyable grid (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18274: Easy grid. Thank you. Would not accept "Mister". (1 month ago)

EDC @ #18282: great. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18273: Easy grid, but wouldn't accept "Star signs". (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18276: Easy, enjoyable grid. Did not accept clergy homes. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18264: Guides and Rainbows are part of Girguiding, not scouting... (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18268: A cock is a bird rather than an animal.... (1 month ago)

EDC @ #18273: pretty easy but nice. I wrote 'dirty money', got rejected. eh.. (1 month ago)

colin @ #17717: (1 month ago)

colin @ #17717: nice one (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18278: Enjoyable. (PS Blenheim) (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18287: Very nice grid. Well done. Pedant Alert: misspelt parallelogram (1 month ago)

colin @ #17718: nice grid (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18293: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18295: Excellent grid. Tested my powers of deduction. Thank you. (1 month ago)

colin @ #18036: nice easy little grid (1 month ago)

JJNNYY @ #18293: Fantastic (1 month ago)

cazza @ #16791: thank you, BaconLard! Gottit! Really quite simple!!! (1 month ago)

JAK260882 @ #18253: Thanks for the comments, and sorry that it doesn’t accept the connection for one of them, not sure what I did wrong entering it... (1 month ago)

colin @ #18109: looking at the answers can still not see the conections in green line (1 month ago)

CP @ #18278: Too many red herrings (1 month ago)

colin @ #18162: got too confident blew it on the spin offs (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #8355: Good one - nice Paul McCartney link - but languages not my strong point (1 month ago)

colin @ #18197: never heard of a stink eye (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #10577: Really good - I was struggling but once I'd sussed the River connection and realised that an X is a Ray it fell in to place (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #6833: good board - like the family word group and the followed by a number - caught me out (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #184: Good board - nearly blew it on monopoly and crosses - one life left (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #1396: nice one - didn't get the mattresses - I don't think we have Full in UK - and the word one is good (1 month ago)

colin @ #18244: nice easy one (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #6140: Nice One - Bohemian Rhapsody very good - shame I didn't know my cats (1 month ago)

FlipMick @ #583: Showing my age - I tried tape cassette for the link on stop, eject etc... haha - no probs, quite a good board (1 month ago)

colin @ #18273: nice (1 month ago)

colin @ #18274: answers need to be to precise (1 month ago)

colin @ #18277: good (1 month ago)

colin @ #18278: enough red herrings to make it a race against the clock (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18266: 10/10 - my kind of grid. Have yourself 5 stars! "Call it extreme if you like, but I propose we hit it hard and hit it fast with a major - and I mean major - leaflet campaign." (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18275: To be fair, they've never played at a Cricket World Cup as well, among many, many other possibilities. They're just countries, can't deny that I'm afraid. (1 month ago)

ntk @ #18273: Nice one, completed pretty quickly. I got the groups and 3/4 connections, tried "corruption" on the illegal payments but I see how that wouldn't be specific enough. (1 month ago)

Ryan @ #15243: 'body parts' is more correct than organs. Iris and teeth are not organs. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18264: Did not enjoy (1 month ago)

Ryan @ #16254: Stumped by Trump. Great grid all around, but that group was the best for sure. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18266: I got a big fat 0 (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18268: Easy (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18275: Agree - apart from that super easy. (1 month ago)

Philip @ #18275: Football countries a bit too vague (1 month ago)

Rachel @ #18112: naala is correct spelling (1 month ago)

David @ #148: Rate 5/5 to bamboozle a het. (1 month ago)

f @ #6833: (1 month ago)

BathBoy @ #18269: 199 is CXCIX in roman numerals. 195 CXCV so neither of those are palindromes (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #18224: What Fridge said! (1 month ago)

mr vouge @ #10255: too hard STOOOOPPPP (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #18269: Got 7/10. The 19 line was difficult. (1 month ago)

Jowens @ #18269: Easy peasy. (1 month ago)

Jowens @ #18264: Satisfying board. (1 month ago)

Nigel @ #17629: Words commonly associated with British politics....."cock-up" Harsh.........but fair!! (1 month ago)

lindy @ #18246: Mammals is way too broad an answer. I failed 10/10 because I assumed there had to be a different answer. (1 month ago)

Stark84 @ #18259: Thanks for your feedback. You're right. But I don't think I can now edit it! (1 month ago)

Joe Generic @ #18267: WHY, NIKKI, WHY! (1 month ago)

MR bean 69 @ #18267: Why is this so fu##ing difficult (1 month ago)

MR bean 69 @ #18265: It was extremely difficult and total bull (1 month ago)

Joe Generic @ #18265: Too Hard (1 month ago)

Jowens @ #18240: nice. (1 month ago)

truecockney @ #18260: I got the links... couldn't get the groups so it is possible (1 month ago)

angry bird @ #4235: three vowels my arse (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #18266: This is a pretty nerdy grid, I suspect it won't be for everyone but every now and then I like to indulge my geeky instincts. Hope you enjoy. (1 month ago)

JennyB @ #18220: Nice grid once the various pennies dropped for me! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18245: Thanks for the feedback. I think it depends which group you aim for first as to how easy it is. There's a big group there that itself could take up all your time. (1 month ago)

JennyB @ #18244: Annoyed with myself as I couldn't believe all groups had the same theme! Sneaky. (1 month ago)

JennyB @ #18245: Loved this one! I couldn't have named 4 carriages until I saw them in the grid. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #18244: very easy as soon as I saw first group. (1 month ago)

TwixxedFlax @ #18261: I presume this is a joke. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #18253: until i read comments thought I must have mis-typed double (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #18259: One group needs to accept broader answers ... specifically tiger! (1 month ago)

JasonW @ #18253: Annoying that "Double" not accepted when that's literally the answer, however good grid (1 month ago)

JasonW @ #18260: No spoilers, but one of these lines is impossible.......i'll be very surprised if the link is guessed (1 month ago)

Jeannie @ #18253: Good crossovers, but didn't accept double as answer (1 month ago)

BusterNugs @ #18251: good grid! The Ben Affleck one was a toughie (1 month ago)

BusterNugs @ #18241: in Arabic, "Bint" is just the regular word for "daughter". I didn't know about the derogatory meaning! (1 month ago)

Ryan @ #1716: The tree group should allow 'wood' also. (1 month ago)

Ryan @ #15977: Or an oratory. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18239: I had a similar film group a few months back (with some of the same names) and people complained about vagueness. I think it is a good group. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18240: It wasn't a favourite of mine (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #18257: not bad, but needs more crossovers (1 month ago)

Fridge @ #18253: Very very good :) (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18241: Nice grid BD - Used to love blackcurrant Cornish mivvis - great youth memories from the 60's. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18258: If you mean the song it is Octopus's - and it is Juventus (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18253: Really good crossovers (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18253: Clever! (1 month ago)

Christopher @ #2807: Carbon is not a gas, it's a solid. (1 month ago)

srb445 @ #18253: Enjoyed this (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18244: We are not all as smart as Dobby - I found it hard. (1 month ago)

Alex @ #18241: Nice set. The derogatory group could accept "insults" as the connection. (1 month ago)

imaterrier @ #2063: good fun but misleading (1 month ago)

Christopher @ #2499: Ownership/syndicate/consortium are not synonyms for Monopoly (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18240: ...or ‘composite words’ (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18245: I found this one quite easy - I don’t often get 10! (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18250: Very good. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #2369: Pathetic (1 month ago)

Christopher @ #2369: Abominable - truly an abomination (1 month ago)

R.M.Healey @ #2297: Got the first three very quickly, but struggled with the fourth, until it just came to me. Quite challenging I thought, with some good red herrings. (1 month ago)

R.M.Healey @ #2748: Yes, I just nailed it very quickly. I don't quite know why, but the accompanying words seemed obvious to me. Very pleased at my maximum score (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18246: Enjoyable while it lasted - 18 seconds. However, I found it to be very easy. I also think you should accept animals for the group with animals in. There's no denying that they are all animals. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18241: Names I left out included Pigsy, Heffer, Murrey Kersey, Rib of Man, Meowle, Pussy, Bit of Muslin, Scupper, Tarleather, Uptails And Hay-Bag. Also Mivvy which was going to be the basis of an ice-lolly group until I realised that was a Mivvi. (1 month ago)

Coochies @ #10494: Fluked the "-ted" category! (1 month ago)

quizy rasca @ #18252: Apologies for the double Victor, wasn't meant to be, just looked at an older version of my notes before uploading. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #18243: Very good apart from the one handed typing thing...made no sense at all (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18243: A really nice grid that beat me. The mail group is a very good one. As a one-finger typist I was never going to get the type group. Thank you. (1 month ago)

Beth @ #4792: A good grid Where do we find the answers?! (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18241: Another good grid. Strange, minikin sounds a complimentary word, like what you might call a small relative. LOL (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18244: Easy grid but very enjoyable. Good job! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18241: Cheers, Aetees (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #18239: Too tough for me, good grid though. I especially liked the film line. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #18241: Easier than intended or not I enjoyed it a great deal, excellent grid (1 month ago)

shep @ #18065: It should be Cleese (Basil) Sachs (Manuel) Scales (Sybil) Booth (Sherman) (1 month ago)

Fridge @ #18224: Simple, easy but fun grid. I could solve because I knew what you were getting at, but a couple of things that need to be correct in a game like this for groups to make sense: 1. The Nomadic is NOT the sister ship of the other three. There were only three Olympic class ships . 2. The Mediterranean is NOT an ocean. It's a sea. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18241: Aye, you're much closer than I guessed Grug. I was way out. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18241: Feck. Feck. Feck. This is where we need an edit facility. I've made this easier than I intended by a last minute substitution. It's a red herring light of what it was before I messed with it. It makes the easiest group really easy and once you've got that it wipes out 3 more herrings in one go. (1 month ago)

Grugen @ #18241: I'd say Bimbo was around 1930s or thereabouts? Good grid by the way. (1 month ago)

Howie @ #18239: great stuff (1 month ago)

Calpol Cal @ #18240: ==Spoiler Alert== I made a tad error. The answers are missing for two of the categories Microsoft, Brexit, Mii, Eurasia = Portmanteaus Jar, Jpeg, Zip and Bat = File Extensions (1 month ago)

Chris @ #17563: marked me as incorrect for 'musicians' (1 month ago)

srb445 @ #18232: Thanks for the comment - fair point regarding the islands. My last few were received as harder than intended so thought I'd try to make an easier one (1 month ago)

lindy @ #18226: I didn't guess boy's names either..too broad. (1 month ago)

lindy @ #18232: I gave Atlantic Islands as answer for the Ascension, Falklands group. I still think I'm correct. Fairly easy grid but fun. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #18227: Partly easy with one (imo) very obscure group. Didn't accept 'collective nouns'. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #18203: Thoroughly enjoyed this one! (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18220: I assume inspired by my grid, 17974? Not really any cross-overs though which made it pretty easy. (1 month ago)

wanna know a secret @ #18112: i am here to kill the germans thats why i was with your mum (1 month ago)

sss @ #18226: boys' names is too broad of a category (1 month ago)

BusyBee @ #18227: Fortunately this only wasted 26 seconds of my life (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18222: Enjoyable (1 month ago)

Booo @ #17389: Very irritating not to be awarded points at the end because the author hasn't done their job properly. (1 month ago)

JS @ #18222: Some red herrings that seriously threw me there. (1 month ago)

Grimaldi @ #18209: Very good grid. (1 month ago)

Ben L @ #18170: Sorry - don’t know how to get back in to fix it. Any ideas? (1 month ago)

Grimaldi @ #18220: Really enjoyed this one - great grid! (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18202: nice and easy - but good - unlike some of the plain ridiculous ones out there (maybe mine...!) (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18209: Excellent - (although just got lucky on Deep group) (1 month ago)

Chris @ #18212: Fiendish (1 month ago)

steve @ #18210: (1 month ago)

steve @ #18207: not bad (1 month ago)

CM @ #18209: Ah the comforting Embrace of the 90s. (1 month ago)

neilb4god @ #18210: Oh, go on, have five stars for allowing me to continue to believe that Red Dwarf's still relevant (1 month ago)

Jake @ #18061: Seriously pasta is not ok? (1 month ago)

haywood @ #18202: easy peasy lemon squeezy (1 month ago)

quizy @ #18208: Apologies, hydrocholorofluorocarbons doesn't fit (1 month ago)

Hazel Barlow @ #16404: God is fake so puzzgrid is fake (1 month ago)

Julie Dotters @ #18207: Who the flip is Harry Dotters (1 month ago)

Hazel Barlow @ #16404: Who the fuck is John? (1 month ago)

Tommy Robinson @ #18207: Julie Dotters is Hazel Barlow who looks like Theresa May (1 month ago)

Julie Dotters @ #18207: You are my biggest fan almost as fun as me ; ) (1 month ago)

Phiilp Of Nottingham @ #16335: hot (1 month ago)

Michael Jackson @ #18206: "ooohhh""ooooooh" I be a ghost (1 month ago)

Tommy Robinson @ #18205: Is Montserrat in Europe ? (1 month ago)

Drake @ #18206: Hello i love this cooool puzzgrid (1 month ago)

Euan Tyler @ #18206: I sniff glue (1 month ago)

Santa @ #18206: What time is it? (1 month ago)

Rory Tyler @ #18206: dis is the best eva puzgride (1 month ago)

Barlows u13s @ #18205: Sick puzz grid (1 month ago)

Phiilp Of Nottingham @ #18207: Gay (1 month ago)

DCL Lover @ #18205: I love DCL's abs me and Matthew enjoy them (1 month ago)

Khabib Nurmagomedov @ #18206: Along with that Irish fool, I too believe that this is the single greatest puzzgrid that has ever existed (1 month ago)

johnson noncen @ #18205: Almost as fun as my wife hahah (1 month ago)

Conor McGregor @ #18206: This is the best puzzgrid that mankind has ever witnessed. I want u to ref my rematch with that Russian dog Khabib Nurmagomedov. (1 month ago)

Phiilp Of Nottingham @ #18205: Hahaha! This was great! Loads of fun can you make more please? xx (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18099: There's a category to work on. Indolent, thick as mince politicians - I'll give you Fox, Davis and Corbyn to start you off. (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18203: Liked it. 10/10 and only used half the time but it was challenging enough to have taxed the old grey matter! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18099: We're not paying you to work part-time. You're not David Davis ffs. (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18202: I though was a very good grid, not sure how I managed 10/10 in less than a minute, probably doing too many of these..... (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18203: Good grid as always - I'm pretty happy with 5/10 as I was guessing at which ones to include although knew 3 groups pretty quickly. (1 month ago)

quizy @ #18099: I took a weekend off, i'll be back at it this week. And I could have used the same link description as the others in the group you are referring to Giggsy, but it's more satisfying for the quizzee to realise it's political satire than it would be for me to impose it on them. (1 month ago)

me @ #18187: yes (1 month ago)

Player A @ #18162: I think. ".....chair" is a correct answer for "chairs" (1 month ago)

player a @ #18170: I wrote 'gruffalo"and it said incorrect (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18188: Well that was 3 minutes badly wasted - just wow! (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #16916: Which one doesn't rhyme - just wondering...? (1 month ago)

Quizzer @ #18192: Didn't get the points for writing "chairs" instead of "types of chair" (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #16938: Great grid - agreed it should say instruments with strings rather than stringed instruments. But I'm sure we all got it anyway ;-) (1 month ago)

srb445 @ #16928: Very nice! (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #16791: Look for words within words cazza (1 month ago)

cazza @ #16791: am I mad? facial features??????????????? don't get it!!! (1 month ago)

cazza @ #16916: no the rhyming words simply do not rhyme (not where I come from), tho I got the grid quickly, taking a guess at the gridder's thoughts!! (1 month ago)

cazza @ #16928: little bit narrowly local, and poss dyslexic......?! but fun (1 month ago)

cazza @ #16938: piano stretching it a bit eh (1 month ago)

Verr @ #32: Is funky house a thing? Really? I liked the Honda lightbulb moment, nice. (1 month ago)

cazza @ #17041: take a run and jump gunner (1 month ago)

srb445 @ #18177: Enjoyed (1 month ago)

The Barbarossa 2.0 tribe @ #18179: you're gross (1 month ago)

Beth @ #18194: A good selection but I'd consider swapping 'been' out as its more an insect than an animal so doesn't fit as well with the other three. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #18162: Agree about chair (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #18117: Tart not accepted when answer is tarts?????? (1 month ago)

Bob @ #18177: Brilliant grid, thank you thank you true cockney (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #18183: Scored 10/10 but got a bit lucky. Been seeing the Knuckles connection a lot in the last few months. (1 month ago)

bread boy @ #1396: This made me cry! in a good way haha :D (1 month ago)

bread boy @ #583: good :DDD (1 month ago)

JP @ #18193: A very tough grid, particularly for a non US resident. "Border either Canada or Mexico" is too random. (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18180: 👍 Sneaky false group in there! Good stuff (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18193: The trouble with having the same type of thing in every box is that the chances of there being a unique solution are reduced. In this case, would be mathematically astounding if there didn't exist more than one answer. (1 month ago)

Sandwiches @ #18177: Thanks for taking the time to make this. Lots of fun (1 month ago)

N @ #18188: I don't understand... :( (1 month ago)

CM @ #18188: I worry for your sanity more than Dobby's. Nurse..... I say, nurse.... (1 month ago)

Laurie @ #18177: Took thought but I'm pleased to have completed it! (1 month ago)

Laurie @ #18183: The houses and Christmas were easyish, the other two hard! (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18188: I really should stop doing your grids for the sake of my sanity... but I live in the hope there will one day be one that actually makes sense! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #18168: Tough (hard bordering on fiendish this side of the pond) but fair. I cant really complain as I've used famous baseball players myself... Also, Is there any more horrifying two word phrase than "reality TV"? Ok, maybe "autonomous warfare", but there aren't grids about it yet. (1 month ago)

H @ #18188: Sorry, i don't understand the connections, (1 month ago)

JP @ #18188: The answers are confusing and don't explain the groups effectively. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #18178: Also Madagascar not spelled that way. The quay group was clever but I felt the geography bits of this were too obviously distinct (1 month ago)

BusterNugs @ #18168: Thank you BinDipper! This was our first-ever attempt at a grid. (1 month ago)

PuzzleLion @ #18112: I always thought it was "Nala," not "Narla," and that it was spelled "Mufasa," not "Muphasa." Do you know something I don't? (1 month ago)

No @ #18162: Wouldn't accept chair. (1 month ago)

QUIZZER @ #18030: Bishop, pastor etc are surely all types of clergy so that should be marked correct. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18173: Another very nice grid Giggsy. Only observation is that Transister is normally spelt transistor, although I acknowledge there is a band called Transister. You could have used either 'smother' or 'carbuncle' as alternatives. I have been inspired to use one of your clue sets with different answers in grid 18175. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18178: Nice grid. Only small issue is that not all goalkeepers wear '1' as players are allocated squad numbers these days. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18177: Another fine grid you've got me into. Good one, enjoyed. (1 month ago)

duckchaos @ #18148: I'm a big fan of your grids but this one was not quite up to your usual high standard. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18175: This grid is partly inspired by a very recent grid by Giggsy. (1 month ago)

JP @ #18171: Brothers of pop stars was a very tough group (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18168: I suspect this is a very good grid. But it’s definitely one that can’t make the journey across the Atlantic. I got hung up on looking for 3 other treasonous, orange paedophiles. Thanks Buster. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18126: The wall “rules” as set by the site are that each clue should begin with a capital letter. It sometimes causes problems but I think it’s a good rule as it keeps entries consistent. I think you’re correct about the font though: Al and AI look identical despite being made differently. Not sure there is an etiquette except, “No matter how good the grid is, it shall never leave Page 1 scoring 5 stars.” (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18165: clever (1 month ago)

Bledsoe @ #18145: "Completely unrelated words" should be an accepted answer for the Mother 3 group. No one who counts has a clue what Mother 3 is without looking it up. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18148: OK - not one of your best, and I'm a fan as you know. Thought Improve Power and Plug In are essentially the same thing - you do one to achieve the other - nit pick, nit pick - get a life Giggsy!! (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18150: See off cheat was fun but naughty. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18172: Good grid. Thanks (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18127: Jester follows while the others precede - 'associated with' is vague imho (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18142: I did not enjoy this (1 month ago)

Bozzy24 @ #6833: Add "relatives" into the answer for the hidden family members so that comes up as correct too. (1 month ago)

BusterNugs @ #18064: VERY difficult! Nice job. (1 month ago)

BusterNugs @ #18064: VERY difficult! Nice job. (1 month ago)

srb445 @ #18165: Nice one (1 month ago)

srb445 @ #18126: This is my first grid - on reflection it would have been better to use lower case for many of the clues. Particularly given the font. Is it community etiquette to re-publish a grid? (1 month ago)

Cowey @ #18117: It's the Royle family not the Royal family that would be Prince Philip and the Queen. And it's Ralf Little not Raif (1 month ago)

dee @ #6672: vowels were good! Only spotted the link when the grid was complete :) (1 month ago)

Lucy b @ #18162: Thanks. I got 6/10 but the groups were fairly easy to spot, again not sure if there were crossovers. Perhaps I've just missed them! (1 month ago)

Lucy b @ #18161: Didn't see any crossovers on this but then I managed to accidentally get the last two categories correct but couldn't establish the link. Also I guessed comedies for one group and it states incorrect. Spelling issue I think. (1 month ago)

FJhojo @ #18167: Really good (1 month ago)

MrsHJ @ #18148: Should be Battle not Batte (1 month ago)

Chris @ #17972: should take 'st' for saints (1 month ago)

Verr @ #6: Aged horribly...encite used to be a word too (1 month ago)

dee @ #566: That was seriously fun! Nearly got them all, but not the last group! Argh! Best grid I've played so far :) (1 month ago)

Dangermouse @ #18150: Hmm, a parallelogram (sp) isn't a kite, unless both are a rhombus. A blackbird isn't a crow, unless it's a black bird. Some of the other connections are a little tenuous. (1 month ago)

CM @ #18152: Me too. Not the only one in this mould lately either. I take it groups can just be random unrelated bollocks now then can they? (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18152: I'm losing the will to live... (1 month ago)

Doodle Dan @ #16837: Really enjoyed it. Was quite easy but great subjects (1 month ago)

Vicky @ #18144: The group '____ man' should accept 'men' for the connection. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #18144: Arguably there's such a thing as a leadman (it's obscure but definitely exists) so no unique solution. Even without this it was pretty straightforward (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #18149: Once again, my strategy of not bothering to guess the links pays off... Grid itself didn't last but no quibbles about it's construction (1 month ago)

Dangermouse @ #18149: Yes, a shame as it's a nice grid otherwise. I did at least get a "correct" for "streets". (1 month ago)

neilb4god @ #18149: Didn't register a single correct link when typed. Did you forget to put them in? (1 month ago)

Eliot @ #18106: Silly but fun (1 month ago)

Eliot @ #18113: Terrible and loads of mistakes. Adding y is wrong and the characters are from two different films (1 month ago)

Disney fan @ #18112: A fun wall, but you misspelled both Nala and Mufasa. (1 month ago)

Luskentyre @ #18142: Why not both, Weetum?? On a more serious note, that connection did take me rather by surprise (although we did suggest the inclusion of anal, more out of fun rather than seriousness). I am more concerned about the use of the word homonym in place of homophone. Weight and wait sound alike, but aren't spelt the same, making them homophones, not homonyms. Otherwise, a fun grid. (1 month ago)

Weetum @ #18142: Anal play ? Seriously ? Why not 'fore' ? (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18141: White,Green,Orange should read White, Green, Orange and Blue but it doesn't seem to fit on the square - sorry! (1 month ago)

CM @ #18125: I liked generally, but 'celebrities' really have to be inextricably synonymous with, or have a cross-cultural significance well beyond their professional sphere and three will be obscurities to most I would imagine. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18118: Nice one. I'm familiar with Parks and segregation, but not its close relative in your link. So 7/10 for me (1 month ago)

Bored @ #18137: Ludicrous and you know it, you pretentious smart alec. Propaganda, Neo Classical, Contemporary, Dynamism - Napoleon Crossing the Alps of course! What else could it possibly be? An utter waste of time. (1 month ago)

Aaaaaahhh @ #18112: 'They all invaded Britain' was marked incorrect. Odd! Very easy. Solved in under 30 seconds. (1 month ago)

Jerk alert @ #8000: Took a stab at the Welsh words - 10/10, ha ha ha! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18099: It's a fine grid where all 16 clues can be put under one heading. It's come to my attention that you're slowing down on the wall production, Quizy. Have you rediscovered sex? (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18121: Yep, for, not four; a shame because you didn't need that clue at all really. Also, you might have fallen into a trap I fall into sometimes. I think you've pluralised some of the key words and not allowed the singular. eg. If you had a group of 'pies' and someone put 'pie' they'd be marked as incorrect. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18091: I swapped Dug out at the last minute to prevent 2 solutions. Just forgot to change the explanation (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #18127: Good fun, thanks. (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #18092: Really great, the Heart group in particular. Thanks. (1 month ago)

a @ #18117: It's Julia not Nadia for the Ab Fab group (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18091: Good groups, good grid. I more or less managed to work it out without guessing. Spotted Peat (Dug, I assume) too - no biggie. Still works (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18098: It was fun - needs luck getting going but it's all fair - thanks (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18096: Spa group crafty (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18093: Nice groups - especially liked Dog group - and as a fan the Poor Me group - And RIP CH. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18094: Nice groups again (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18100: Agree with them - but also enjoyed the good groups and crossovers - thanks (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18099: Funny that you left the word criminal out where it is arguably the most apt. (; (1 month ago)

lindy @ #18112: I like scoring 10/10 so "Thanks" (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18120: Not sure the 'real' Magallen belongs in a fictional group. Rape also is not credible as it is not the same as the others unless added to the word 'seed'. The other three do not need a middle word. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18121: It's Forty - not fourty (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #18120: pugwall? sure you don't mean pugwash? ok grid, bit easy (1 month ago)

Fridge @ #18109: Um.... We are not allowed to be mean when grids are just bad.. but... Yeah. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #18068: Synonyms wasn't accepted or body parts. Don't think Christmas speech is a common term. (1 month ago)

Anna cotta @ #17201: Should buld be bulb? (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #18036: "Eastenders families" not accepted nor was "all can be spun"??????? (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18102: Nice grid (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18107: 🤦‍♂️ (1 month ago)

Ian @ #18096: Nice grid. Good to get the "Spa" group and enjoyed the red herrings (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18103: Interesting and unique idea - nice (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #18109: needs a bit of work (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18106: fun - thanks (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18107: Oh dear (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18113: Please spend some more time on your grids Nanny. I'm afraid to say the two I have done today haven't worked. Too many tenuous connections and you can't just add a "y" to the connection to make it fit the answer when it's not been given on one of the squares, that's just not fair. (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18109: I'm stumped. I still don't know what most of the connections are despite having revealed them... (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18108: Nice - but not sure about 5* (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18109: Sorry - not trying based on previous grid (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18110: This makes no sense at all. The waffles and Dance groups don't seem to even be coherent groups at all. Dance doesn't even attempt a description of one. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18112: Easy and fun - thanks (1 month ago)

Altius @ #10899: Brilliant grid, thank you! (1 month ago)

Altius @ #5633: excellent! (1 month ago)

Altius @ #566: Genius! Excellent grid thank you (1 month ago)

Dobby @ #18100: Oh, if only for a little more Victoria in our lives! You are quite right though. I did intend on putting "colour" as an acceptable answer but completely forgot when it came to it. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #18088: Haha. Oh well. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18078: Great grid. Enjoyed (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18102: Sorry if this is familiar, just correcting an old grid which I took on feedback to improve. (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18092: As always, very good although I only managed 5/10. It gets my seal of approval (even if that was what let me down!) (1 month ago)

Mugwump @ #18100: I think you have to accept colours as an answer - there is no denying it, they are all colours. On the show, Victoria would always say something like, "can you be more specific" and then they could have another go. I think if someone gave me the choice I would have got it. Other than that, great grid :-) (1 month ago)

Michael @ #18039: Fun grid! (1 month ago)

Matt @ #18005: It's X-men not XMen and I agree with others that it should accept "weights". Otherwise an enjoyable game thanks. (1 month ago)

Javelin05 @ #18098: I realise I could have been more helpful with the answers on one set of connections. Sorry for that, I'll just say, Norway, Somalia/Somaliland, Panama and Tonga. (1 month ago)

Nigel @ #18046: About thirty puzzles in and that is the toughest one yet! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18088: Ah, OK. I understand the false group gig, but iron _____ didn't enter my head at all. (1 month ago)

Eagleeyes @ #18088: BinDipper - the experiement is a fairly common practice of creating a false group - in this case the very overused iron prefix used as a diversionary tactic. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18091: Comment bollocks - prefer constructive - try English. (1 month ago)

Nigel @ #18086: Not easy,or indeed pleasant, for a Chelsea fan........but good grid none the less (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #18091: Links too tenuous - prefer to work out - not total guess (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18088: Solved it. 10/10. But I have no clue what the experiment is - which makes me feel a bit thicker than I did before I started it. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18091: Oh yes. Typo. Shhhh. (1 month ago)

quizy rasca @ #18091: Nice one, although Doug makes an appearance in one of the links. (1 month ago)

CroballyCat @ #18084: Sneaky enough, but allowing a chance (1 month ago)

MAXITAXI @ #17994: Coolio (1 month ago)

MAXITAXI @ #17992: *WACK (1 month ago)

MAXITAXI @ #17992: WAXK (1 month ago)

CurryBoiiiiiii @ #17995: Nice quiz. Well made (1 month ago)

All powerful Shaggy @ #17995: I haven't done quiz. but it good. I believe (1 month ago)

CurryBoiiiiiii @ #17992: Very nice quiz. I like (1 month ago)

Lucas @ #17995: Best puzzgrid ever!!! (1 month ago)

quizy rasca @ #18067: ota has multiple uses as an acronym, the*a*d group type is perhaps not one that occurs a lot but maybe we overthink things to much and miss what's right under our noses. Thanks for the feedback (1 month ago)

Hubby @ #18089: I found that really tough but the explanations were good which helps me learn new things!! (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #18088: This one's a bit of an experiment. I'm trying to take one of the most commonly (over?)used connections, and use it as an overlap to tie the grid together. I imagine it's just going to really annoy people and cause them to waste time. *Evil laugh*. (1 month ago)

BaconLard @ #18079: Have to disagree with Giggsy here. Really good grid. All are clearly related to the answers and it's great to have to think out of the box sometimes. Well done! (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #17981: That's an amazing spot, kittymcg. Never would have seen that myself. Had to look up what a 'ria' is admittedly though. Award yourself a moral point. (1 month ago)

Adam Zapple @ #18081: Tough and challenging; good gridding. (1 month ago)

Gary Baldie @ #18080: Fairly easy, but good fun. (1 month ago)

Bagoes @ #583: (1 month ago)

Bagoes @ #6833: (1 month ago)

Bagoes @ #6833: (1 month ago)

Bagoes @ #18087: (1 month ago)

Jim @ #812: They left the eagle behind? (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18076: Same as before with the Booth amendment (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18067: Hard group just silly - Ota not a word in its own right. Maybe try quality over quantity (1 month ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #18068: Cartilage is not muscular tissue! , It lines the inside of jointsLigaments hold joints together, tendons attach muscles to bone (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18074: Not a fan of single word answers that can go before or after - should be one or the other (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18079: Sorry but these groups are not consistent - John group being prime example. You can't mix and match - please do a few of other people's to see how it works - thanks (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #18083: yes - good one - only tiny crit same as BD (1 month ago)

Jimboots @ #18065: Mixing characters and actors is cruel. If it was Booth rather than Sherman I'd have got it. (1 month ago)

RedKite @ #2769: Pretty poor all round (1 month ago)

RedKite @ #2787: Danger group poor - inconsistent meanings (1 month ago)

Me @ #5494: Pathetic, wouldn't accept correct answers. (1 month ago)

RedKite @ #2819: 'Accumulation' and 'atch' groups poor (1 month ago)

RedKite @ #2832: Muskateers !? Yuk (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18083: Thank you. Enjoyed the grid. Only criticism would be in the Kentucky group, with 3 going before the word and one after. I think it’s a better connection if they all follow or all precede. (1 month ago)

Bathboy @ #18070: You can add P also to make a different set of valid words. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18068: Surely a script is written, not as such a form of speech? (1 month ago)

Grimaldi @ #18083: Nice - good crossovers (1 month ago)

Grimaldi @ #18039: Good grid - nice red herrings. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18073: Clever red herrings. (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #18083: Nice to do. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18076: Agreed, nice grid. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18078: Not difficult, but a pleasant grid. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18080: Didn’t find it easy! But interesting again. (1 month ago)

Jo @ #18081: Pretty tricky, but interesting! (1 month ago)

Keith @ #395: Should be 'grille' not 'grill' I think. (1 month ago)

Mouse (D.P) @ #18062: Not bad. Ace,s real name is Dorothy Gale or Dorothy McShane according to Wikipedia. (1 month ago)

David @ #145: Most reused from grid 144. (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #17728: Nice grid but quite easy (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #17737: Enjoyed this one and enjoyed the hidden continents (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #18076: Nice one (1 month ago)

Grimaldi @ #18078: Not sure what keywords you've put for the 'grand' group, but it wouldn't accept an answer very similar to the one you give. (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #17742: No idea what a chamelia is, try cammelia. Also Lilly is usually spelt Lily (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #17758: Fairly straightforward and accepted bones for me Matty (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #17761: (1 month ago)

Colin @ #18030: absolutely brilliant (1 month ago)

Nigel @ #18073: Good grid.......with some good "red herrings" (1 month ago)

TonyH @ #18068: Nice One (1 month ago)

The Cypriot @ #17991: Exactly. Plus, I didn't say which is right and wrong, I merely stated the fact that I believe the connection is more difficult to spot the way it is written (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18023: Yep that's it BB. Fork and Knife. I realised after getting the puzzle ready and meant to swap fork for something else as I put it on the site. Then completely forgot. To be honest I'd never heard anyone describe the fork like that, but apparently it's a thing. (1 month ago)

JimBoots @ #18068: Top Notch (1 month ago)

Tom @ #18072: I put one name pop stars for the singers one and got it wrong, can wordings be added? (1 month ago)

yes @ #18027: thank u (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #573: Clever, liked the theme to it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDJC @ #18063: It's good though the B- category didn't accept my valid connection. Surely "B" should suffice? (1 month, 1 week ago)

;-( @ #18065: Nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #18061: Nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RL @ #18011: DH, its 'Party Food', 'Fish Food', etc (1 month, 1 week ago)

Michael @ #17903: fun grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Michael @ #18030: Nice! But "all consonants" should be an acceptable answer for "no vowels" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #18057: Too tricky for me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #18059: Great grid, really enjoyed (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve w @ #18057: yeah I got it - nice and tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Quizzy Rascal @ #18049: This is my new hobby. Big fan of OC. Apologies for any typos made on any of the quizzes I've done so far, or any I may make in the future. (1 month, 1 week ago)

vgates @ #15242: "black" and "cool" can be switched and the categories still work... (1 month, 1 week ago)

BusyBee @ #18023: Is that fork and knife being interchangeable? Or is there another I missed? (1 month, 1 week ago)

BusyBee @ #18025: Some other solutions that work..... Swap TI and AS or BE Swap SN and AL A well deserved 1 star (only since they don't allow for 0) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rob @ #17535: Very clever - like it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rob @ #17608: Very easy. Also you need to put the 't' in 'Frightful' and sort out the capitalisation, which marks out the different groups if it wasn't obvious enough already! (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #18028: I like it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rob @ #17905: Very easy. But like Emski, I also put writing implements, which was rejected! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rob @ #17999: Too hard for me! Zero points! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Spookypooky @ #1896: No red herrings (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #18005: I agree with the comments below about weights but I missed the send connection and I am not familiar with the X men so resolved the grid but scored badly on the connections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rob @ #18030: Very easy, not very much crossover between groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rob @ #18031: Not a great wall if you don't like Queen! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18029: They are all Bond films - solved (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18035: Baker Street Junction. Lived all my life in London and never heard it described as that. Same with Fen. Doesn't even google. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rastrick @ #4582: Pretty easy really (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rastrick @ #98: quite easy really (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #17981: The air group are also all words written backwards (1 month, 1 week ago)

Javelin05 @ #18042: Nice links. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #17541: Chill man (1 month, 1 week ago)

JS @ #18042: A couple of spelling issues here - one of which means the correct solution to one group comes up as incorrect (should be 'Gimme', not 'Gimmie'). Also, 'bin' is a bit tenuous in that group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #16470: Total fake on the phoenetic alphabet, awesome (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #18039: Good grid. Enjoyed the red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

balls @ #18036: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #17978: Hi Giggsy - thank you and yes, you're right. Originally the Bates group was actually of a slightly different type (although with the same keyword as the solution) and I changed it at the last minute for reasons I won't bore you with, but yes, in retrospect I agree the group is slightly less neat now! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18049: Jeebers Quizzy. Do you need a new hobby or something? Like a machine gun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Turing @ #18047: Liked it; thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18034: Solved the wall but beaten by the Clyro group. Wouldn't have got it if you'd given me 3 weeks. Point of order: We were in the UEFA Champions League Final. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #18029: Tricky to say the least, 1/10 for me and that was a guess at the end. That said if you fall bang in the middle of a Venn diagram between fans of James Bond and Only connect it's hard to see how it could be improved. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17135: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17162: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17162: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17162: I was noted incorrect in 2 rows where I'd used a different word, ie poorly done for mess, and gullible for taken advantage of (1 month, 1 week ago)

3Ferrets @ #18039: Very Good - nice crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bells @ #18036: Easy peasy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17197: Good fun, thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18036: Enjoyable, straightforward grid. I only spotted one crossover. Now that might be me being thick, but if there are more I’d suggest putting an ‘obvious’ one in the alternative group to make it more challenging. Many thanks D. :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17234: Hidden body parts. Lovely! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17235: Poets! Lovely! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17991: A subject of intense debate in the apostrophe world, FirstG. I had this issue in a grid I made. When referring to letters, (plural of), the accepted form for lowercase is to use an apostrophe eg. t’s. Uppercase ones are more controversial - it depends on what source you use for reference. It’s made worse here because in this puzzle it comes from the expression ‘dot the i’s and cross the t’s’ - referring specifically to lowercase letters. But the format for the grid says the first word must be a capital. Soooo... pick the bones out of that :-)) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #18032: Nice variety and some nice links. Couldn't resolve the Green and Black groups on my way to 5/10. Was convinced Harry Potter characters was in there somewhere. Cheers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #48: Fab! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #18033: Nice grid, scored 7/10 after not identifying the Lady line. Enjoyed the variety. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #18034: Not great I'm afraid and didn't accept footballers which definitely should be allowed - does it matter which team they played for when all the other groups are completely different! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #18034: Difficult, never heard of quite a few of the clues. Scored 4/10 (moral 5 if we didn't have to be more specific with the Blue line). Cheers tho. (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #184: Hooray got 10 /10 :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freedmano @ #18005: Fun little grid. But not accepting weight or "X Men" (only "xmen") is downright annoying! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #18010: Nice, simple, satisfying grid. Well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andrew @ #18030: Exactly the same as FirstGofer - great quiz but more leeway with categories (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #18027: why bother? (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #18030: good construction... requires more leeway with answers, e.g. clergy, felines (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #18011: Apart from food party ( which in itself is not very common) i can't fathom the others (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #17988: Loved it (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #17991: Why would Ts have an apostrophe? It is neither a possessive nor a contraction. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LemonFanta @ #18020: I disagree with the final group! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bells @ #18003: I didn't get the beer! (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #17997: Didn't get this grid at all I'm afraid, even looking at the explanation (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17271: Not too hard for a medium, I got this quickly. Enjoyed it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Corridor @ #18020: Absolutely banging quiz. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #18016: I didn't do well on this grid but now seeing the answers I'm annoyed with my self! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18023: Bit annoyed. Set off to do an easy one. It still works, but I used the wrong clue in a section. Technically it means there are two solutions, but one of them is one you rarely hear so the game is playable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adamn @ #17388: thats good but thats hard... Farmer cheese? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adamn @ #17971: its a no from me (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18017: Fiendish in fact. I didn’t start out with that intention, Guv. It just ‘appened (1 month, 1 week ago)

MeToo @ #18015: why you makin me think of Roman Polanski and Mel Gibson that's mean (1 month, 1 week ago)

you @ #9646: Please don't have anymore of Posh and Beck's children (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17981: Ahh, unintentional red herring group of three there. I mean, I can pretend I did it on purpose. (1 month, 1 week ago)

stuart robertson @ #8199: nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17980: Church ranks wasn't accepted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #17981: Very nice. Went down dead end looking for ---head; pothead, airhead, jarhead (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17954: Two of these groups are synonyms but that wasn't an acceptable answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDC @ #15888: the meat one is a problem. to me, ham seems like the only legitimate meat. the others are creatures. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18003: Neat - thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18005: Agree - weight is correct. I try to put every word I think people might use. Not always successfully (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18017: I found that quite hard. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #18018: Found it tough, but fair (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #17963: Nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Turing @ #17952: Good one. Thanks for posting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #17962: Brilliant (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18005: I know mass is correct and weight isn’t but, in everyday speech, not including weight here is a bit harsh. Not into comic characters really but Marvel didn’t score a point. I thought the characters are from that source. Shame because otherwise it’s an enjoyable grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #18005: Weights should be acceptable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDJC @ #18005: The accepted answers needs addressing in at least two categories (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDJC @ #18001: One highly obscure category. The others are good. A challenge! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #18003: Thanks Delia. Not too difficult; nicely done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17967: I liked the grid, but crew is a little vague for the suggested category. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17972: Interesting (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17973: Neat! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17980: Maybe a more concise answer for the church group should be allowed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17988: A pleasing grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

rookie @ #533: Premier, not Premiere (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wee @ #18005: Lovely stuff (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #18003: Enjoyed this one, Thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDC @ #16092: the homophones! great. (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDC @ #16104: great. i liked the gram/pound/dollar crossover business..and buffalo was delightful. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17982: 2 hidden words as links is just mean! Although those were the ones I knew, struggling with the knowledge for the other 2 groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDC @ #16108: very nice grid, just hadnt a clue on JJ music.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDC @ #16111: types of quark?? new to me... (1 month, 1 week ago)

EDC @ #16162: yeah me too. Not accepting 'Manhattan' is more than a bit mean. I'm from here so getting it 'wrong' is a kick in the butt.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17877: The characters are all puppets (not accepted) goddesses wasn't accepted (1 month, 1 week ago)

abicks @ #17380: u bastardan (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #17998: He was the 'Thin White Duke' but i got the idea. Nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17991: Enjoyed this, thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17988: Very nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17986: That was an absolute Glen Hoddle me old China. Enjoyed it though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #2184: @alex Brain was the cartoon dog in inspector gadget. My fastest ever grid 23s. (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Cypriot @ #17991: The fact that the clue is written Ts rather than T's made that connection more difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

defo not bob @ #17993: amazing work!!!!!! i'm ur biggest fan (1 month, 1 week ago)

Henry @ #13271: amazing game ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Misha tigerz @ #13271: very coolbeanz (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #13271: nice one mate (1 month, 1 week ago)

Brian @ #13271: Very nice in my personal opinion (1 month, 1 week ago)

JJ @ #17974: Excellent. Really interesting idea, and the requisite ambiguity (roman numeral, SI unit etc.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Cypriot @ #17969: Very enjoyable grid. Only problem is there is more than one correct solution. Because there is a novel called ''Yellow WOMAN" that could be swapped with "scarlet FEVER" or even scarlet RIVER, which was a western I believe. Still a nice grid though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17986: I thought this was easier than most hard grids (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lyndon @ #17983: absolutely stupid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17970: Enjoyed this, did finish but satisfying to unravel (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17813: Chicago was too obscure for me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17983: I think this is the first grid I've ever seen with 16 names as the clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17982: "Struggled way" nice grammar Andy. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17982: I really liked that one. Struggled way to a 10/10, but on another day it could have easily been 5 or 6. Cheers mate. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Reynardine @ #17981: 7/10, and I'm happy with that. Can't believe I messed 'Golden' ¬¬ (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17888: Fun, interesting, liked it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Joel @ #17796: Nice grid son (1 month, 1 week ago)

Joel @ #17829: It was a great grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #17981: Very enjoyable grid. For some reason I could only think of 'Reciprocals' for the containers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17977: I was given incorrect for "clerical offices" which I think is as good a descriptor as any (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17980: Kiterlite??? Stupid phone. "Like" . (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17980: A good grid. Leaving myself the five presidents names at the end was not sensible as I guessed incorrectly. Annoying because there is kiterlite a 3 in 5 chance of being correct and I always seem to blow it. Cheers for the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17980: I didn't find it so simple, still enjoyed. Like the variety (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17981: Very smart grid, happy to have got most of it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17279: Interesting, clever, much enjoyed (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #17980: A nice simple grid to make me feel good about myself in the morning. Thanks!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17971: Two groups with similar category (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17977: Nice one - Couple of good nostalgia groups - not many crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17978: Very good - thanks - only tiny nitpick is that Bates does not fit neatly with the other three for obvious reasons - Wisdom, Rockwell etc... are exactly the same (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17972: Nice - and not too tricky (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blue @ #16936: Good grid with some nice red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Espy @ #17976: Good grid! “Sarah” wasn’t accepted as an answer for the famous Sarahs group though... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jayne @ #2058: My chips aren't yellow. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mrrogers @ #15779: "planets" was not accepted as an answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #17977: Really like this grid. Stared it for ages before I got anywhere, then suddenly figured out one of the groups and managed to finish it all in a sudden flurry just before the time ran out. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17977: Found this grid difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #17956: Good grid! Solved but, likewise only figured out the plea connection after the time was up. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #17970: Good grid. But I would say that raccoons are generally mainly grey with some black and white so it doesn't fit so well into that category. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jono @ #12552: Very good wall. Enjoyed piecing each group together (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jono @ #3712: This was superb. Best one so far. Pulp fiction Red Herrings were great. As were the SI units. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #8596: Wouldn't accept pop groups, why? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17940: 21 seconds left and managed to get all the groups - I kept thinking of tinker, tailor soldier, spy though and didn't get that group but happy with 7/10. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17362: Wish I knew my Britney Spears! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17975: Bit vague/general in places. Especially Jo group. Also if that is the category description then Newcastle is called Newcastle United. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #17970: not too difficult, nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #17972: very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #17973: nice one, no celebs or harry potter (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sue @ #17975: tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

TENOMT @ #17922: Thrilled, Happy, Elated, Overjoyed. Are these not happy too? And one L in elated. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17969: This was fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17955: Dart manufacturers? Over specialist for me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17970: Fantastic grid, I always enjoy the ones I can get 10/10 but challenge me along the way so good stuff. (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #17821: Love the cheeky Fab Four theme! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #17969: Lovely grid. Not too complex but satisfying. (1 month, 1 week ago)

me @ #9913: spelling mistake in "Turn" sportswear firm. fix please (1 month, 1 week ago)

NR @ #17963: Really good, not too hard but excellent clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

NR @ #17964: Men's names! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17961: Good grid - had no idea what Shrinky dinks were! Not sure a casserole has to be baked.... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17964: Good grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

jon McEnroe @ #12815: nob jockey (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17961: I though you lifted your eyes to heaven. Anyway, made sense to me. Weakest group for me was the casserole - probably because I didn't get it. :( Thanks BD. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17962: Fun as ever, but devious - you got me hooked on the wrong footwear and second hand sale connection. Also spent ages looking for pie and pasty connections like a numpty. Clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

karen @ #17963: Loved this! Very novel. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CM @ #17958: Thumbs down I'm afraid. Two cheese groups and the cricket thing is just absolute bloody mindedness. (1 month, 1 week ago)

grided @ #17963: Sorry, thumbs down. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17961: It’s just the title of the two horror films, Jo. The horror classic ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ in 1977; then the remake a few years ago. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17954: Synonyms should be part of acceptable answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17961: I don’t think hills have eyes! You lift your eyes towards them. (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #16560: v enjoyable. knew 3 of the links but missed all of them. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Max @ #10172: As someone outside of the UK, it was impossible for me to make the Northern group, even though I thought of that previously (for lights and hemisphere) (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #16590: What is a sky box? Otherwise, good grid, thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17528: I put cathedral cities and it was marked incorrect. Good grid though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17954: Didn’t accept middle score for first answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big balls gamer @ #17921: Very krunky little puzzle. Needed a couple of attempts to crack it. Even then I was lucky at the end. Didn’t have the mind for it bru. Like I said before, very krunky. Victoria had me quite confused, struggled with that one (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #17928: Song titles a bit too unguessable for my liking, but otherwise not bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

3Ferrets @ #17962: very enjoyable- knew where i was going with the groups but still failed to fully sort the wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

VanillaAl @ #17957: Very nice, cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17958: Have you in fact got any grids here at all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17958: Well I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lettys Spraye @ #17533: The cluedo links are historically right, but some of these characters have been retired from the game. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JP @ #17958: Too many cross overs with the cheeses and 'counties' is an acceptable answer for the cricket teams group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

3Ferrets @ #17956: Good Grid- 10/10 if you allow 5 mins to get the Plea link! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17952: Good one. Could see what 4 groups were, but never read the 4th (1 month, 1 week ago)

sfasfdw @ #17954: It didn't accept 'ordinary' as the answer for the average group (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #17954: Fun grid. 10/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #17516: complete rubbish sorry. especially as correct answers were marked wrong, my bugbear (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17959: Not a wall in the Only Connect tradition. Few red herrings, no misdirection, a bit of nostalgia and a test of memory. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17955: Thanks Psyduck. I played around with a group like your Target group last week and couldn’t do anything with it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17956: Nice bit of herring work. Solved the wall: I’d only just written about one of your links - the number of times these walls throw up a coincidence is amazing. I failed to spot the reason for the Tee group - which is normal for me and that type of connection. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17950: Thanks Giggsy. Stay up? I’ve just got up.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17950: Very nice indeed - some excellent and unique groups. Thumb and Ruby, really good. Now I have to stay up and try and do a good one (some chance!) - thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17950: Cheers Howie. I don’t know about special but it’s better than 3 and a half fckin stars. (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #17833: Annoyed not to be allowed "conspirators" for the Gunpowder Plotters or "fictional rodents" for the, er, fictional rodents. (I didn't put "mice" because Scabbers is not a mouse.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #17897: Fun, but I think rather too easy once you spot the theme. (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #17899: Nice, but grossly unreasonable not to allow "clergy" for the "positions in the Catholic Church" one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #17942: A bit unfair not to allow "princes" for the men-married-to-queens one, no? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17948: Fair comments. I am not fishy though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Psyduck @ #17952: As a man from Boston, I loved seeing a Lincolnshire group! Overall, well created quiz with clever red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

hello @ #10899: Iron isn't the most common element (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lynsey @ #1152: Completed in less than one minute - great grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

ee @ #3608: Wrote fancy parties and that wasn't accepted sigh (1 month, 1 week ago)

Someone @ #17931: Pretty, err... niche. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Someone @ #17947: I thought the 'acid' group was pretty good. Just needs the bear glitch sorting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs G @ #17683: Love the y-added line, very clever (I didn't get it) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gms @ #17939: I mistakenly got the savage line because I thought they were wrestlers... Randy Savage and Andre the Giant. I assumed the other 2 were subsequent wrestlers since I stopped watching WWF in the early 90s (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #17923: Single-letter entries tend to be not much fun because there are just too many possible answers; makes it hard but not very entertaining. Liked the Bash Street Kids though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Howie @ #17950: this one is special.;. loved it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jerk Alert @ #8769: Nice whan (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17949: Damnit Google search... apologies all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #17952: good, no celebs or harry potter, well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anna cotta @ #17492: Put materials and storybook characters but neither accepted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17944: Very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chas @ #4772: days of the week was great (1 month, 1 week ago)

chas @ #17728: 28 seconds. Fun though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #56: I had the links but the red herrings. Tough. Lost nearly a minute on fife, with your musket fife and drum... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #5795: Like it. Missed fictional doctors (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #4359: Nice. 2 seconds to spare. Lots of red herrings (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #17728: Please accept 'receptacles' as an answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #13152: West... dark (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #17951: Love the Blondie red herring...😁 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #5743: Ha ha fell for the films trick (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #1152: Loved it serious amount of red herrings. But Frasier with an i. Damn (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #8793: 25s but great. Sake was good (1 month, 1 week ago)

JP @ #17949: Oliver Stone 'wrote' Scarface, De Palma directed it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #15242: Only took 41 seconds but nice links (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #15242: 2:19 but fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chas @ #8815: Pole was brilliant very clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Beth @ #685: Annoyed cos I got them all right but it didn’t accept homophones as an answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #17949: scarface??? incorrect answer. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17951: Thanks Ferrets. Very good. I got bogged down on a link that didn't exist in the end. Ran out of time with two lots remaining. (1 month, 1 week ago)

3Ferrets @ #17950: Good Grid. Beaten by the 'hive' link - (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17943: The Pegasus one didn't occur to me despite having been on it. Nice grid. 5 * from me (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Cypriot @ #17949: Didn't dePalma direct scarface? (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #17943: Very creative and challenging wall. Stumped me, but the answers all made sense. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #140: Breadman? (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17941: Not for me this one. Multiple ways to solve with valid reasoning. At its simplest; this group are the 4 lowest numbers. This group are the 4 highest numbers. Split the others into even and odd. Voila! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17949: I bet for someone into film this is a really enjoyable wall. For someone who isn't, and has seen just 2 and a half of these movies, it's an exercise in random clicking. :-)) Thanks Mr T. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17949: (Spoiler Alert!) (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17936: Thanks Giggsy. Wiki does a good page on the general subject with links going off to more detailed pages and sites. 8 hours later - you're sectionable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17930: Aye. Couldn't believe my luck when I saw those. Grange also had an Ozzie in it, spelt with an ie and Toddy sounds like a GH character- so whammy, whammies. (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #17948: I've got to admit I hate terms of venery. They're just nonsense people made up and I wish people would stop using them (see https://www.audubon.org/news/no-its-not-actually-murder-crows). Like Pernickety, I was sure there was a fish connection in there because I saw "shad" and "tench" Despite that objection the grid is pretty good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #17944: Sorry but Windsor is not a city. (1 month, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #17948: Collective nouns group can also be types of fish within clue word: pr IDE, convo CAT ion, s TENCH, SHAD ow, or was this just a red herring. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blue @ #17267: Great grid, really good red herrings! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17936: OK BD - you did it! my brain is on fire trying to get my head around some of those Abilene and Cantor examples. Obscure isn't always bad because it makes you go and educate yourself and these grids are good for that as well as just for fun - so thanks for setting my brain alight (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17937: Tan group unique - like it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17943: Forth group got me - nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17939: I have no idea what the line was about with Desmond Tutu in it!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17939: I have no idea what the line was about with Desmond Tutu in it!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17897: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17938: Ditto bindipper (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17872: Disappointed that maths words didn't accept mathematical terms for numbers but otherwise quite straight forward. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17944: Good diverse groups - (but don't need reminding of a certain team's exploits ;) ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Reynardine @ #17947: Well made! I agree on 'acid' line, but it still works well - and obviously 'Polar' is a really big herring I imagine you want to keep. My issue moreso is that it didn't accept "Bear" as an answer for the bears - I'm not sure if you're looking for something more specific there, but I think generic would work well enough ^^; (1 month, 1 week ago)

Reynardine @ #17941: I'm loathe to suffer puzzles which have multiple valid solutions - red herrings are par for the course, but usually by their nature the red herring group is impossible to take since the puzzle would be unsolvable. In this case, there was no particular reason that "multiples of three" wasn't an eligible group in my mind (3-6-12-15), with 2-8-10-14 forming a neat set of even numbers - then Prime and Square would remain as is. Put short: Blech. (1 month, 1 week ago)

neilb4god @ #17947: Pretty good, but the acid line link is really weak (1 month, 1 week ago)

neilb4god @ #17930: Tucker... Zammo... well that was two minutes spent randomly clicking on potentially misremembered Grange Hill characters. Nice misdirection. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Margo @ #281: Nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Margo @ #48: Good fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #17914: Too australian for me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bgw @ #17943: Great wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hd @ #17938: Great! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17938: Enjoyed the grid. Solved the wall but didn't get the Knicks connection. I got the Grumpy group but I think you've forgotten to put what the actual link is in the explanation. Thank you. :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Javelin05 @ #17938: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #5327: Pretty pathetic really (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #17867: Sometimes I'm reminded how much less I understand cultural differences than I think I do. I was shocked to see these comments, because the joke subjects are completely transparent and obvious to me from an American perspective. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #17863: Fantastic! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #17936: Thanks Ross. Because of my background I come across them all the time. Never used them before because of the ‘Too obscure’ complaint. Originally had Bootstrap as one to give it away to Whovians but then all 4 turned out to be herrings so I held onto them. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ross @ #17936: Good wall - nice red herrings. Never heard of any of the paradox group, but that's just my ignorance. Well-designed puzzle: thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ross @ #17910: Great fun. I need to see red herrings to give 5*s, but really interesting wall - a bit different and fairly challenging. (1 month, 1 week ago)

3Ferrets @ #17938: Re - Homonyms..... Doh! I spotted that it should be 'homophones' and thought I'd changed it, must have only done it in the accepted answer section... (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Cypriot @ #17938: Excellent grid. Really enjoyed it. Five stars. Only quibble, which has nothing to do with game play, is the the connection for the god group is listed as homonyms, when I think that they are homophones. It gave it to me as correct anyway, just being a pedant. More like this please (1 month, 1 week ago)

securespark @ #12050: Hi Geolaw Pripyat is a village near Chernobyl which had a funfair. The funfair was getting ready for the children when the accident happened and the town was evacuated by the army. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Els @ #17940: Nice fun grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17932: No, try to be clever :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Misterkev @ #96: Loved the McCartney clue! But I'd argue that as bat and fly can fit in both Fruit and Wings and could therefore be interchangeable that this doesn't work. There should only be one way of arranging the clues to fit (1 month, 1 week ago)

TwixxedFlax @ #17941: Very clever! I was able to name every group but ended up with even numbers amongst triangular and was unable to separate them. Happy with 6/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #17874: Phew, got em all! (1 month, 1 week ago)

quizzer @ #17932: 0/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #17937: tough one... slightly miffed one group didn't accept the author's name. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #17938: Got the groups quickly... the Happy group very clever - didn't get it though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JP @ #17932: Two duplicates, and a bit too complicated. Nice attempt though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gunner @ #17922: Of course red and yellow are seas as well, so they're not true red herrings: Coral, Black Mediterranean and Adriatic need a more specific connection than just "seas" to be differentiated from Red and Yellow. (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #17541: glad it is not just me that gets annoyed at the poor answer list! I have been banned from commenting because I have complained that creating the answers to the grids are as important as the grids themselves! Don't know how I am able to write this - but you can bet I wont be able to write any more! Tee Hee (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17931: I didn't enjoy this but I think that's more me than the grid. Did't know lightning, cultural or believer groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CC @ #17913: A fun wall 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

CC @ #17919: A really fun wall 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

CC @ #17922: Easy but very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17873: Damn missed spotting the anagrams. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17868: Got the idea and the correct links but didn't resolve the grid in time. Very questionable answers for those multi lingual countries. (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #17859: I agree! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17932: OK - let me be the first to complain about my own grid. I thought there was only one 'double (U)' which both belonged in the same group anyway - but of course there are two repeats and the second repeats are from different groups. So, that is not acceptable and I apologise. I will try to be less clever in future. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17919: Good one - mostly beat me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17920: Thanks - Didn't know Parley - looked it up - still not sure what the reference is. Or Monarchy. Research needed at my end. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Weetum @ #6980: Obscure (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17921: Nice start - keep going (If it helps. I am not sure that Victoria is an adjective and that group is a little vague) Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17922: I thought the opposite - Elated is one L (1 month, 1 week ago)

NigelH @ #15138: An excellent grid. Just about perfect in terms of group selection, cross overs and red herrings. I shall look out for more of your grids Andy P. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

NigelH @ #8803: Very easy but jolly good fun nonetheless. (1 month, 1 week ago)

NigelH @ #8803: Very easy but jolly good fun nonetheless. (1 month, 1 week ago)

NigelH @ #16253: A very, very good grid indeed. Nice collection of cross overs and red herrings. Thanks for this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

llama @ #7: Very good, however on March 14 2012, Chelmsford became the 51st city of England. (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #17925: I may have to take a few days off after that grid, thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kez @ #17923: Oops. I did not realise the S version was a word! If I could edit it, I would, but it’s such an unusual word (I doubt many people playing the game would have heard of it), that I don’t think it’s too bad. Obviously, I chose W as a red herring on purpose. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #17903: Yeah good stuff (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #17923: Hmmmm, quite hard. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Javelin05 @ #17919: Very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

fat @ #50: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Javelin05 @ #17921: Very good puzzle - enjoyed. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

fat @ #33: (1 month, 1 week ago)

fat @ #14053: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Me @ #17922: Not too easy this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Cypriot @ #17923: Could swap S and W around and the connections would still work, so not a unique solution (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17919: Up to your usual standard. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17921: Pretty good, actually. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17873: Fun grid, some classic elements in there. Scored 10 so it was pretty easy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

busker @ #17906: what giggsy said... also, the A.J. group could also have the solution 'green' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17897: Easy but fun. Good theme (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17899: Easy but fun, lots of classical elements that have been used multiple times over the months/years. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17907: Some nice elements to the grid, and I prefer this type of grid to all the "themed" ones that have been done recently. It's actually normal and in the style of Only Connect, i.e. not just 16 names or 16 types of the same thing. These were all single words, just like the show itself. So yes thanks :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eddie @ #11619: Fairly straight forward, a lot of fun working out the answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17909: Really good. I could see the connections but the cross overs made it hard. Well done! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17910: Tough one... a couple of tenuous connections! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

VanillaAl @ #17921: First wall, be gentle... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17913: Liked it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17919: Excellent grid, wish I had done better. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17915: Liked it. Only thing I would say however, is I chose 'best picture' as the Casablanca, American in Paris etc connection and it said incorrect. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #17916: very poor (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #6833: Maybe the first time I've ever spotted a "Words hidden inside other words" clue! Very satisfying wall (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17897: Enjoyed this. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17919: excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JP @ #17916: Two Chrissie's in the grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17913: Yeah... Earlier drafts avoided that. Should just have found another colour (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #17904: Thanks Giggsy- I never could count. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #17913: nice grid. Although technically you could swap 'The Green Mile' and the 'The Shawshank REDemption'. So there is not a unique solution. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17914: Should be spelled "Turrella" - though happy to see the odd Australian grid in there, the description leaves a little to be desired, probably better to say they're all suburbs in south-western Sydney - knowing they're on the same line is probably more esoteric than some of the London Underground questions on the show proper. The Highland Earl category stumped me, have to investigate in more detail! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #17909: Only got one point but this was a great, magnificent grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17912: Yeah, the site should specifically disallow double-ups, and definitely triple-ups. Groups like these would work great as connections/sequences but they're not good in a wall. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17910: I think it's mostly in the phrase "babe in the woods" - I got it but it was a bit tenuous. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BusyBee @ #17906: Jo, cinnamon challenge is basically eating a spoonful of cinnamon - do not recommend. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17913: Nice - not too taxing, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BusyBee @ #17912: Recognised all the groups (although not with as much detail as required) but still unable to solve as I had 3 lives left and no way to know which M1 went in which group. This is why you don't have the same answer in multiple groups (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17906: The cinammom challenge?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17909: This grid was right up my street! Very good and excellent red herrings. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17910: Bit of a Curate's Egg, for me. Good clues/links in the main, but have never heard 'babe' used to describe a naïve person, and the Pig's bladder linked solution was too tenuous IMHO. Good effort, though. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17903: Good grid. Scored 7. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17901: Not great for me - did not have a lot of the knowledge required (shooty and sci-fi things etc...) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17895: Nice, (but I thought the spelling group was a bit tenuous) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17897: easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17888: bit easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17900: Not enjoyable for me because I don't have the knowledge required (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17904: good - (staff is 5 letters) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17906: Pedantically, although Cannes does dish out accolades on the final day it is essentially a festival and is not consistent with the description of the other three in the group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17909: Good grid - nice groups and crossovers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ggb @ #17906: fff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17910: Can't believe I didn't get the promote group - what a Carry On movie I am!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #17899: Fairly straightforward; the anagram one was nifty. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17895: Keep up the standard. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17896: Quality and love the Scots footie (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17897: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17908: What Don said. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

random guy from mr salisbury class @ #4871: Good quiz, sir! it was good and hard (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

francesco @ #17888: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

francesco @ #17905: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Don @ #17905: Agree with those below. Well put together, though very easy to solve. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Don @ #17908: Quagmire and Cleveland are from Family Guy rather than the Simpsons. Other than that, nicely put together. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Michael Richard @ #17907: I love this, you must be a gorgeous man. xo (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #13572: Didnt complete sadly but great , well thoughtout grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17905: Very easy, but well constructed. I concur with Emski regarding solutions. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17888: Straightforward, but good fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17897: Very good gridding. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve 58 @ #17901: Great fun. Keep up the good work (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Emski @ #17905: Easy to spot links. Not been open enough with word choices to identify for example I put writing implement. Incorrect because author put write with. I wrote cities they had city (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17903: Wonderful- well done! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #186: Full house. Enjoyable grid !! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #583: Full house. Very easy and enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17892: Grayling and Rudd completely fooled me, good stuff. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17895: This was extremely hard! :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

M @ #17891: v enjoyable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

M @ #17897: excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17896: Strictly speaking, the way I’ve written what one of the links is isn’t true. But it’s kind of true and it won’t affect scores or real meaning - you’ll probably see what I mean. Sorry. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17892: Thanks. Glad you liked. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17895: Cheers Aetees. Appreciate that comment because when I’m solving walls they’re my favourite types - where you can see what the links are but it’s still tricky to group them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17903: great stuff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17895: Really liked this grid. I was hovering around all of the answers but only ended up getting a couple before running out of time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JK @ #7062: Enjoyed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JK @ #186: Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JK @ #3712: Loved it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frankie H @ #17901: Solid grid, really enjoyable with some good red herrings. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frankie H @ #17900: Very cool grid, thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Llama @ #2310: Not Good; All names of people (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

steve @ #17889: liked it :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Llama @ #149: my first 10 out of 10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Calpol Cal @ #17897: Thank you Jowens, most enjoyable quiz. I struggled but picked up the pattern in time for the link points. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17892: great stuff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Llama @ #15238: Nice easy one to get you started (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

glooey @ #17890: Cross got me there - nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17892: C’mon Jav! You could hear the hoof beats pound As they raced across the ground And the clatter of the wheels As they spun round and round And he galloped into Market Street His badge upon his chest His name was Ernie And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17868: Spent too long on world cup winners! (ignore our tourette suffering friend) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17874: Yeah, amusing person only tiny niggle - got the pure group this time having failed last time. Nice one - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17876: Oh dear... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17892: He did qualify Ben, Benny or Benjamin (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17879: Nicely done - liked the Acrimonies group (which beat me) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17889: Bevan group quite weak (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17827: Ah - of course. Funny, I never set out to have them all be the same 'kind' of thing, they sometimes just end up that way. I think I enjoy coming up with different categories to things that all seem to be from one single category. But not for everyone obviously. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #17866: Fiendish! Very satisfying to get (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dangus @ #13561: This is way too niche, even after a few google searches I don't know where these connections come from. I know a pretty good amount about ASOIAF and the show and couldn't get these groups, the knowledge necessary is way too specific. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17832: Agree about it not accepting boot being poor as they are all a type of boot and as for expecting people to know the names of styles of trainers....... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17892: Nice one. Ben Hill? 😳 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17816: Repeat of #17776 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17813: Chicago line did for me. Good grid though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

tmd @ #17868: bellend (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17805: Agree with Giggsy about the dance line. Also put Coastal features for the sea inlets which should be equally acceptable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #17324: As someone who learnt Morse many years ago, I can assure you that it is a form of communication, and is still used today. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17868: Hmmm. Once you get the link it makes sense but... some tenuous answers I think. Canada, Belgium and Switzerland in particular... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NR @ #17883: The Frank Darabont question was a bit sly. Rest good though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pete @ #3712: Great to see Ben Folds Five included. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

John @ #17885: The film logo link very tenuous indeed and the use of upper /lower case (deliberate?) was unnecessarily confusing (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17888: Over in seconds - thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17814: Great grid. Spotted what the groups were, but took me ages to actually sort them out. Good stuff. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17198: It's ages since I've seen the film so I won't argue but Looper.com don't agree. They specifically list the baby as one of film history's unseen characters. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17874: Me too (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dad @ #17866: Hardest I've ever seen. Only got one point (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

GK @ #17718: Giggsy is right. Link by two word phrases should be with either the same following word for all 4 clues, or the same preceding word; not both. My feeling is it kinda ruins the game... slips towards randomness. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17883: Green mile group pushed this to fiendish for me. Still a good grid I think, but I lacked the DVD knowledge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #17874: Not sure witty amusing person fits the category by the same logic as the other 3. It's a definition, where the others are a type. I got caught out by the pure group and I'm still kicking myself. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17882: Won't take triangle for the category of triangles. Belongs in the bin. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #17862: Very nice grid, got there in the end (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tubbyson @ #17884: Rhyme doesn't work for 'rhyming words' and nocturnal doesn't work for 'animals seen at night'? Good wall but poor terms for connections will easily lead to undeservedly lost points. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tubbyson @ #17883: This was meant to be hard difficulty, whoops! Sorry for anyone going in expecting it to be simpler. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17877: Nicely constructed grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OddOdds @ #17876: Darn—did not mean to select very easy. Difficulty should be labeled hard. But for a puzzle with a fairly sinister theme, I guess mislabeling the grid as easier than it is is on brand! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

truecockney @ #17861: Damn you! Trying to find all the cockney rhyming slang stuffed in my brain and realised way too late that is wasn't all following that :) Good to see you enjoy it (my incessant building of numerous meanings is hard on the noggin) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17875: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17198: Rosemary’s baby is revealed, and indeed seen at the end of the film. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17873: Excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kirstie @ #17863: I got 6 but should have got 10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17867: However, just seen your comment and as a first go at a wall, it isn't bad so keep going just make sure the groups are distinct enough and better to put as many words as you can think of when submitting the wall. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17867: Unfortunately I agree, not a great wall. The jokes group is too vague and you don't have to us sugar to make a basic bread. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Oscar P @ #17833: The history groups tripped me up a bit but otherwise a really enjoyable wall, loved it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JustCrust @ #17867: Javelin05–Thanks for the feedback. It was my first stab so this was some good advice. Unfortunate about the typo, but I think the reason it said it was wrong was that I intentionally left ingredients off as a connect word entirely. (I made the connect words bread-related) because I thought ‘ingredients’ would be too broad to count as a correct answer. Maybe that’s a mistake. BinDipper—May have little to do with the company you keep. The idea for the group was cliched joke subjects from yesteryear—probably should have called them “classic jokes” or “stale jokes”. I think no one tells these anymore. As an American, these four subjects (chicken cross the road, Polish jokes, screw in a light bulb jokes, and blonde jokes) litter old joke books, but some may have not translated elsewhere. Wes—correct. Tried to not make the grid too US-specific. Only after I submitted, did I realize that even some of the seemingly most omnipresent terms here (like Italian Sausage) are North American by nature. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jack Sheen @ #17872: Nice puzzle, could use more red herrings though to add complication! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17867: It must be the company I keep. Not heard a ‘blonde’ joke since about 1980. Never heard a Polish joke. Long may that continue. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

wes @ #17865: Man of steel ruined this (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #17842: Not a unique solution I'm afraid. You can swap SPIRIT with WRAITH and still get correct connections. Quite a nice grid apart from that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

wes @ #17825: Very good grid!. I didn’t do well haha (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

wes @ #17866: Enjoyable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17868: Looked daunting to start with. But, once I got the linking theme became easier and resulted in a 10/10. Pleasing result. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

wes @ #17867: Are you American by any chance? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17867: Did not do it for me, sorry. You have misspelt "ingredients" by leaving the 'r' out, so generates an 'incorrect' result. The famous topics for jokes is too loose, in my opinion. And different types of sausage, again too loose. Types of bread and bread ingredients were good themes, though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TheOC @ #17866: Red herring central! A high quality challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17804: ‘Colour’ has to be an acceptable answer here - it’s the most obvious link. It’s also completely valid. If it isn’t deemed acceptable because it’s TOO obvious, then the setter has made an error with the grid. It’s not for the solver to say ‘Oh it can’t be that. It’s too easy.’ It’s for the setter to ensure that situation doesn’t occur. No offence Dingleberry by the way; thank you for taking the time to do the grid. We all drop the occasional bollock :-D (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17827: I’m guessing Ms / Mr Unimpressed only uses the racquet spelling for a stringy bat (so do I actually) and doesn’t realise racket is valid. Gave this my best shot and got a couple of groups but I don’t really enjoy the grids where the clues are very similar. That’s why I didn’t like my latest effort. I can see the skill; just don’t like doing them. :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17827: You should be impressed, it's quite a good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17827: Explain catty comment please (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17842: Clever stuff - I managed 4 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #16001: Care Bears one is a bit niche. Otherwise good grid thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bt @ #17804: Sorry Javelin, I disagree. If colour was an acceptable answer then there would be nothing to stop you swapping Red and Black (Redbox being a reasonably well known streaming service) to make multiple non-unique solutions. Hence you should know that it must be more complicated than that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

EDJC @ #17862: Half a bottle of claret will leave you unable to discern Georges and Johnsons. Good wall! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bt @ #17806: Javelin05 is 100% correct - he/she must be a prude. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

(Spell) Check Please @ #17814: Aleksandr, not Alexsandr. Spent way too long looking for a Star Wars group thanks to that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17842: Best grid today! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17796: Not too difficult but enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

EDJC @ #17853: Cruel (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17863: Happy with 4/10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17862: Not well versed in NBA teams, but I can learn. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17858: Even-toed ungulates! Give me a break. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Unimpressed @ #17827: So I take it Giggsy makes a lot of noise when playing tennis? Or just doesn't know how to spell.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17865: Not sure that Steel matches the criteria for inclusion in that group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17839: Good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17861: Loved it. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17864: Kept my interest. Got 7/10 just missing the British battle involvement. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Royq @ #17859: Excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17864: This is an example of where you have a good grid but then you over-egg it and end up with one you don't like much. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPOILER!!! @ #17852: For those who don't speak Icelandic the answers are: . . . . . . Richest Countries in the World Countries that were at war with USA Islands belonging to USA Former UK Colonies (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #17290: It comes after 11 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17837: Agree with Koptaman. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17824: Aye, just fancied doing one with an odd category. That one seemed to fit the bill. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Circe @ #14492: Love a good homophone category! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17863: Liked it - but hard for a non- scientist. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #17822: By mistake giggsy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #14675: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

T @ #17863: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #17512: Nice grid. I really enjoyed this one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17839: Housemaid is card game and we shuffle feet but Good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17824: The Pigeon group was so out there I was convinced it was going to be a horrid "anagrams of countries" group or something. Nice work. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Will @ #17858: Maybe a little too obscure for most, nice red herrings! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

You @ #423: Enjoyable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AC @ #17833: Very effective red herrings if you're a Harry Potter fan, but a bit of a cheat to put Scabbers the rat in amongst the mice! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17824: This was so far beyond me I couldn't even see it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17842: Excellent! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #17837: Teenage mutants are also all renaissance artists. Otherwise good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Harry @ #17833: Scabbers was a rat not a mouse (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

You @ #12833: Good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #583: Excellent grid. Enjoyed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17839: Otherwise, good stuff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17839: Minor gripe- was looking for another complaint rather than fire arm... but I can't think of.one either (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David Bertram @ #17821: Pretty rubbish just having names as the connection four times. Solved it in 1.30, (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17821: Love the Beatles connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17839: Great stuff, just right (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ORH @ #583: Good game (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17837: Good grid. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jack S @ #10573: Really difficult, could not do :( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #17833: Harry Potter, no thanks ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17824: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jack S @ #17833: Really good grid, great red herrings! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17832: It accepted what I said ("Summer Olympics"), but wouldn't accept "Boot"for that group. I know it's the groups themselves that are most important because you can go "yeah, I actually got that right" but it's good to put as many matching variants as possible. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17832: Didn’t allow ‘Olympic Cities’! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The Edge @ #17821: Bono is Irish too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #17814: Good crossovers but a few too many means its not a unique solution. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #17821: Good grid. Only fault is that you say Famous BRITISH 'Johns' and 'Richards', when I think John Williams and Richard Chamberlain are both American. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17789: excellent grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17791: Likewise - pure luck guessing that group. And no idea if Knave was a crossover... might have been... Lapin - clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17824: Cheeky one - cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17808: Excellent - Arkle... fell at that one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17812: I got stuck on Yewtree too. Smart decoy. Share Edmonds concern, but just watch how duped he was by Chris Morris in 'Brass Eye - Cake' to feel better. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17818: Beat me - would never have got Notorious group as not hip enough. Got the Marnie group only, but it took all the time up. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17822: This is a repeat. (Not even sure how you do that) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17823: Thanks - agree Stanley has to be accepted - just need to write that in the small box and expand below (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #17820: I loved shoe-in (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17804: Weezer are definitely not obscure, but that group did need one non-color album title to make it work. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17776: Would question the High street stores as they are nowadays more often in retail parks and online so I put major retail chains which I think is more accurate. Also just put footballers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #17157: Nice grid thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #17817: Nice grid - plate got me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17800: Another clever and interesting grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17802: Very clever, interesting grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17808: Clever grid, with lots of tantalising red herrings! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #13383: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17818: Very enjoyable grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #14554: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #13979: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17816: Not being an Arsenal fan felt a bit put out that footballers was not accepted. Good grid otherwise - thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17823: Singers for group three should be acceptable. Good grid - thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17823: Suggest adding 'one name' as well as 'one word' as a connection for the Bjork group. And just 'Stanley' for the Baker group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17813: Need to go and see ‘Chicago ‘! Great grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17805: For the last group I put audio visual equipment, think all these items would fit in as well as smartphone. Good grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17816: Loved this. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17819: I didn't get the connection for the 'make a film' group, even after spotting all the others quite quickly. Nice grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17821: Solved this one quite quickly but I'm sure there was some luck involved on my part in picking the right four for the first group. Really nice grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17807: Very tough! Just about managed to figure out all the groups but the 'rand' one, which I'd never have got in a million years. Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #15829: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #17803: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

You @ #11619: So good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

You @ #772: Not bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #16531: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jeanjennie @ #11318: Daniel is not unisex (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Koptaman @ #17821: Dawkins threw me - with whitehouse thought it was jack, good stuff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17822: Aren't NE postcodes Newcastle-upon-Tyne? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Urbanballerina @ #17823: Suggest adding just "Stanley" as an acceptable answer. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17823: This is a duplicate of 17822 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17822: Nicely constructed grid. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Stephen Fry @ #42: The answer to Life, The Universe and Everything. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #60: right on the money! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17821: Simple and straightforward, but elegantly done. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Stephen Fry @ #4241: Nice grid, thank you! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17819: Good grid. I too failed to get the direct solution. Enjoyed. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17819: Good - ironically didn't get the 'make a film' group, which is nuts because it's actually what I do for a living...! Numpty. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17818: Oddly, given our exchange earlier, I got the word one first. Sadly my knowledge of the clan W let me down. I only knew one of them. Nice herrings beat me to a pulp. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17817: Got thrown off by all the things you hoped for - another nice one. We used to use River Plate in some daft extended rhyming slang: When asking for the bill we would ask for the 'Thora' - it went, Thora Hird-Word, Word of honour, Maradonna, River Plate-slate. Sad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17809: May be because this version is riddled with spelling mistakes, to the extent that I thought that was the connection!? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17814: Agree - nice groups and red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17807: Neil - I enjoy yours immensely too - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17816: Nice and not too difficult - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #17816: very good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Suzanne @ #14630: Super! It beat me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Suzanne @ #12749: Excellent! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

EDJC @ #5633: Is headland a synonym of bill? I don't understand that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17812: You’re right, Helene. Memory failure on my part. She blew those three wishes though. First wish: infinite wishes. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17813: Good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17814: Good construction and crossovers. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howie @ #17812: brilliant stuff! got tied up with Reg Molehusband, (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #17810: I offered spelling mistakes for the last line. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helene @ #17812: In the public information film, it was Mike who could swim like a fish, not Dave!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17810: Some major spelling issues here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17812: Excellent grid! Molehusband a particularly good inclusion. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17807: Perfectly made. Can imagine seeing this on one of those Champion of Champions episodes. My first 0/10 for a while, though I really should have got the Rehab line... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kate @ #17804: Agree with javelin05 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17812: Anything Noel Edmonds-related is inherently suspect. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13751: This FAMOUS part of the answer is getting old. Famous names, places, battles etc Of course they are famous what would be the point of putting them in the grids otherwise??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17802: Sorry, neil4god. Lol (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17802: The predictive text altered neilbegood in my earlier comment (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17802: A very nice grid, well reviewed by Nevillegood. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17808: Great grid. 5 * from me. Knew what all the links were within seconds but I wasted too much time on having Arkle tied to the wrong group. Schoolboy error. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17804: Wikipedia says that Weezer are an (obscure for me) American west coast rock band, some of whose self-titled albums are alternatively known by the colours (sorry, colours) featured. However, the clues are also 'colours', so would suggest that be an acceptable answer, too. Only saying. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17812: Mr Blobby as suspect number 4, Neil? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BGW @ #17794: Too obscure for me... no chance of getting Stone Roses or Blue Peter pets (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17812: Five stars for predicting I'd try to make the Yewtree connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17805: Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #17808: Nice intelligent grid ( no celebs !!!! ) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17806: Did not accept 'collective nouns' as an answer. I must be a prude, but didn't appreciate some of the answers in the 'swear word' puzzle. Apart from that, was OK. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17812: Well constructed grid. Enjoyed. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17807: Fiendish indeed. Managed only one answer. Clearly aimed at the elite solver, of which I'm not a member. Very much admired the hard work that went into its construction. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17802: Cheers Neil. I'm never sure about word links because they're often so hard to spot that the red herrings are an irrelevance. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17808: An excellent grid, and tough - but in a nice way. Has inspired one or two ideas. Cannot ask for more. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17809: Having reviewed your third grid submission first (17811), I note you have submitted the same grid three times. Oops. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17811: Basic structure of this grid is sound. No crossovers. It's weakness, however, is the Mona Lisa linked clues. Apart from the three misspellings, the value clue is erroneous as there are numerous estimates for what is a priceless work of art. May I suggest, 12349, that you could have substituted, say, La Gioconda for this clue. Sorry to be long-winded, just trying to be helpful. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mw @ #8000: easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17793: Thanks. Can't imagine anyone getting the sine group. Nine... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17797: Much too smart for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17805: Hadn't heard of ...dance so didn't get that. Looked it up, still didn't get it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17767: A good grid but I think Biblical women should have been acceptable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Planty @ #17803: Good point, I will avoid that in future. Although beyond US elections I can’t think of many other recurrent things in those years. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

guest @ #17516: typo on 'the three kings' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #17779: Sorry Blues I have to withdraw my comments as I have just attempted them with the present Mrs toast and they did not go as well as we might have hoped. Though to look on the bright side they are opening again in the morning . (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17803: Those years are also the dates of lots of other important four-yearly things. US presidential elections, for example. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17802: Love the A Mall line. Original and requires no obscure knowledge, just lateral thinking. Naturally, I missed it completely. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17773: My apologies. The Orkney Islands, home of Highland Park, my favourite whiskey. (Joke alert) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17796: Great grid! Really enjoyed this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17771: Liked it... though the homophones line is a little dodgy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17773: To be pedantic (!) Orkney, or the Orkney Islands - never ( in the UK) the Orkneys. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17791: Just something you picked up over the years I’d imagine. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Autopanda @ #17793: The german anagrams were beastly. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17786: Much too good for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17794: Not my kind of grid when all the entries are of the same type but it does have a nice red herring. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17793: Thanks Grecian. Beat me with the vire group. Other than French links, I don't know that word. Noticed that you could have played with a chess anagram there too. Not sure if that would have opened up more or fewer opportunities though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17786: A bit London centric for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17516: Didn’t allow ‘family members’ or ‘Christmas foods’!a (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #17779: And thank you too. That was the first thing I've done today of which I can say I didn't make a total pig's breakfast. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17079: The other football... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17791: Got one group. Not saying which. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17784: See previous comment. The timer did something weird and set itself to minus 2 minutes halfway through: i think it was showing mercy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17788: Some clever, but some just obscure (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17520: Didn’t realise they were Mars missions, put satellites instead. So close to a full house! Superb grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17525: Didn’t allow ‘half of comedy duos’, which is disappointing and a shame, because this is a really good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17783: I had to check then that it didn't really Laurie Oyster. That would have been a cock-up. Seems some Prairie Oysters are alcohol free while some aren't. The Guardian have a recipe that includes brandy - still not tempted though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17783: ... Ah! Apparently they don't contain alcohol. Group still works though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17783: Excellent gridding - a rare 5* from me. Tho I must admit I thought a Laurie oyster was something rather different! Will have to Google (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17779: Aye, good fun, Bluesy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #17779: Bluesy It made me giggle. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howard Nimmo @ #17782: tough but on the money! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howard Nimmo @ #17782: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17787: I would love to have seen Mickey Rooney in the Wrestler, much less any other Mickey Rourke film. I was so sure of myself as well. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

nicetea @ #17782: Pretty tough. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17784: Thanks Jav. Yeah Giggsy, I didn't much like the two fictional (3 with the red herring) & 2 real set-up. I decided it was the lesser of two evils. If I'd had all one type I'd have had to dredge for some very obscure ones. Not as keen on the 'specialist' & actor points you make- she's done lots of other stuff. Conscience clear there. :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Howard Nimmo @ #17783: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17782: Good one - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #17079: I had no idea a nickelback was a football position, had to look that one up. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17783: Good fun. Nice diverse groups and crossovers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17784: ...plus, two fictional and two real...? Not sure (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17784: Pepper group needed a lot of specialist knowledge, especially when we are down to soap actors (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17779: Excellent. Great humour. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17780: Very enjoyable. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17782: Good grid. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17784: More challenging than your last grid. Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17783: Nice one and 10 out 10 for me. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17772: Thanks Neil. Enjoyed the grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lucy b @ #17772: Fabulous - I don't need them any harder than this. Still managed to have crossovers but not insanely hard Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #17775: King and knight could be swapped... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17782: Very good! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17765: Vredefort etc. eluded me, but within a lot of peoples general knowledge I bet, so fair enough. 7/10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #16514: Meh, nut isn't really a fastener, a bolt is. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve @ #17775: good one xx (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17773: Already well trodden, but internally famous and biggest WWII UK naval base and, if memory serves, also referenced in a Stereo MCs rap. The first group I got, scapa being the first and main indicator. Vague indeed.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve @ #17776: " Navy Ranks" not good enough ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17781: Hi H. Thanks for the feedback. Not sure what you mean by adding cartoon. They are from the original Segar comic strip of Popeye. I included him to make it easier. You mean in the link solution? Make it so you don't need to put Popeye? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marky @ #17782: Clever, enjoyed this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #16254: @Gwen last?.... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #1942: a very very good grid. connections were very interesting unlike some other grids. particularly the superhero round. impressed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #17781: completed it, but answers could do with tweaking - maybe add cartoon to popeye characters - thanks for the grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #13912: Types of music could also be suffixed "singer". "Suit" of itself does not suggest playing cards. Found this puzzle unsatisfactory. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #4155: i have no idea of the jewellery cuts. very tricky row - it was my last row and just fell into place (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #98: quite easy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #4165: 10/10 thought it was quite easy, but only because i knew of crystal maze i suppose (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #12552: dalek row was very clever homophones line was very tricky didn't see it because wasn't reading aloud. x men, didn't recognise most of them other than wolverine. everyone should shut up about the game not recognising your answers for the connections. just look it up and see whether you got it right, who cares about whether it says its correct or not. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #13936: Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #3188: did terribly in this. it's a very good grid but it requires a lot of pop culture knowledge which i just didn't have. not so good on my soviets either lol (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #10577: easy, not enough red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #8403: fun, but too easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #2748: thought this was quite hard to solve the grid but got the connections easily. the keyboard row has a lot of red herrings! alt and space. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #10531: Good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #13935: Good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #7062: sole and pageboy lines were difficult to get! never heard of the ones in the pageboy line so was just guessing. hadn't heard of slime head in this context either. got all the connections by inferring though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mr cam @ #2296: very nice. didn't get the sword or the bond lines to begin with but got their connections! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #11865: Nice 1 with Christian names starting "Z" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

experienced one @ #2297: spectacular puzzle. very very good. the piano parts took me a long time to get. hammer is very easily mixed up into the 'plane' row! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #1631: Enjoyed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin0 5 @ #8409: Good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TennisTallulah @ #17779: Haha - love it! Excellent. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Billy Anon @ #17765: Tough one! Spent the whole time trying to work out the anagrams (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17773: Scapa Flow is vague and Idaho isn't a Womble - what DO you lot read? :-D (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17773: Idaho was Yellowstone Boston Womble's mate, Firebird; a native american Womble named after the state. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Billy Anon @ #17776: Didn't accept 'Arsenal' or 'Navy' = 1 star for quality (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17773: Forgot cousin Idaho Womble, brilliant red herring. Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Stars&Spurs @ #17776: What the fuck is Arsenal? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Firebirdman @ #17773: Idaho wasn't a womble. It was Orinoco (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wisty4RossChris @ #17775: Excellent one. Solved it quite well but was challenging. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #17776: didn't except Arsenal back 4, or Navy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17776: Well constructed grid, from an Arsenal fan? Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17775: Top puzzle, enjoyed very much. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17767: Great grid, enjoyed it although didn't give me Bible characters but perhaps wasn't specific enough? Also on the occupation themed clues - I think we can agree that it is fairly common as my first grid 16923 also included them!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17771: Wow! that beat me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17772: Fairly easy, but entertaining. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17773: Great work, fun and taxing. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17773: Scapa vague? Nah. Its a major feature of the Orkneys, great for otter watching, and for diving, and was a massive gig in WW1 when the German fleet was sunk. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17774: Fun grid, thanks. I struggled to find the answer for the naive group, as you've used just about all of the available synonyms! I tried young and juvenile but to no avail. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17758: Matty - Add to that, this page didn't accept 'except' either - not your day is it? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17764: nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17765: I would have jus been guessing so skipped (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #10387: pretty good, the Blows row I noticed is also still a word if only the first letter is removed, the last letter is optional (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #15523: @haywood, yeah I got it, but maybe I'd heard some of those before somewhere. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17772: snap - cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #3: Bit dubious about Polar solvents, but a good grid. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #6735: Enjoyed this grid. Whilst Bromley, Sutton, Merton and Richmond are London boroughs, they are also English towns (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17773: Scapa flow bit vague for my money - otherwise good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17773: A good grid thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17752: I winder how many people have cracked this one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17772: Nice, balanced puzzle. Enjoyed, and just scraped in in time. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17768: Pleasing grid; simple but thoughtful (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17751: Really liked this grid! Solved it surprisingly quickly but love the red herrings and the Douglas and Lofthouse groups were great. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17773: Ace grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17773: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #17773: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17773: Great grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17768: Pretty straightforward but a fun grid. I think I did a very similar group to your Son one a while ago which really helped me here. Cheers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17685: Good grid, even if my Depeche Mode knowledge is zilch! Spelling error in cannon as mentioned by others. Thanks for this grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17679: Great grid - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17689: Good grid, liked the ‘rainbow rhyme’ link. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Larry. @ #1497: I'm not happy. Mrs Larry doesn't want me to complain. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17692: Enjoyable grid - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17718: Good grid - thanks you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Timmon @ #17769: Weird. Wener, Brown, Minchin & Mensh should get a thumbs up if you say Louise or Louise's. Need to contact admin. See if I can check / alter it. Sorry if you get wrong. My bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17710: Excellent! I'm cross I didn't get the composer group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17766: It should be spelt Gandhi, not Ghandi. And I definitely think you need to broaden out the words you accept as answers for the Fletcher group. Other than that though it's a good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marc @ #17742: liked this one - thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marc @ #17761: not bad but agree with Tom's comments (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17767: Yes! And my grid just before that had Morecambe as a decoy comedian. You and I were thinking along similar lines for some reason. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17767: Yes! And my grid just before that had Morecambe as a decoy comedian. You and I were thinking along similar lines for some reason (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Timmon @ #17766: Cooper: A Comedian or barrel maker or both. I think the duplication worked. cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cute Mage @ #17755: This is really cool. but also extremely difficult. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

EDC @ #450: i liked this puzzle but wrote 'baby animals' and it was wrong for "young animals". bah. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17685: An enjoyable challenge Thank you. However, “Cannon” is misspelt, as noted by others. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17764: Well constructed grid - a good challenge. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #7276: A couple of well-used themes, easily identified, plus an unusual one - which gave the puzzle it’s challenge. The individual “Birds” clues had no obvious counter clues for me. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17767: A well-constructed puzzle, but not too hard. Amazing that grid no 17766 submitted before this one shares the occupation themed clues. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Javelin05 @ #17766: Apologies, puzzle as submitted contains a mistake: “Cooper” is duplicated in error. A request for the puzzle to be corrected has been made. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17756: Awesome . (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17688: Luckily I only spotted the shadow group at the end and I suspect most gridders will instinctively place L'arc de Triomphe and Derby correctly. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17757: Too hard for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Liz @ #16333: Fun, I enjoyed it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneedbridge @ #17763: Foxed me- but should have better. Did not accept "pointed" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17764: Nice. should have got the rivers out once I remembered what a gharial was but, did t and ran out of guesses for the miskatonic group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt King @ #17688: Group "Derby..." accepted "British towns" as an answer. Brilliant rollercoaster group - totally stumped me! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt King @ #17692: Group "Pierce..." accepted "Boy's names" as an answer. Group "Whole Lotta Love..." accepted "Wizard of Oz" as an answer (total stab in the dark!) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt King @ #17713: Eggs?! Come on... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17764: Sadly, Buffy dropped out. ;-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #17758: didn't except bones ???? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17761: Much better ideas and connections. I would have avoided this though as Albatross and Eagle are arguably interchangable- the groups would be looser but "birds" is often a group. Also, see grid 7276 ;-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17758: This felt a bit loose. Funny isn't a formal name In the sense that ulna is (that would be the humerus) : I can see that funny gives better red herrings in theory but I couldn't see any in practice. The climax group was a good one on its own but didn't obviously overlap with the rest of the grid to me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17763: Disguise is my middle name. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17763: Can't believe I didn't spot the May group (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17753: Thanks Sally. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Josh @ #17718: "Willy" connection didn't accept "Willie" (which is how it's spelled for Steamboat Willie) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Josh @ #17756: Saint, Tiger, Chief, and Warrior are also all singular forms of professional US team names in various sports. I never would have guessed Rugby instead of that. Otherwise, good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17759: Very nice! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17757: Yeah, in Harry Potter. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17756: Nice varied grid - nice (rare) 10 to start the year, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17757: Butter? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ausi89 @ #17732: The emordnilaps group doesn't accept emordnilaps as an answer (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ausi89 @ #17738: Most of the grids aren't all that universal. It just usually favours UK so nobody complains. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17737: Neither did I Sally, but enjoyed the rest. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17753: The Tour de France got me! Super grid, thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Philb @ #17755: absolute rubbish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17757: It didn’t like ‘noise’ for the third group. Otherwise a great grid, thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17756: Tricky but fair. Memo to self - revise nursery rhymes! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17737: Good grid, even though I didn’t get the continents (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #17272: Glourious (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sally @ #17745: Agree with others the ‘ess’ Ending wasn’t great. Otherwise a good grid, thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17756: This is fun, thanks. I didn't get the rugby teams, but Incy Wincy made me smile! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Archers @ #17751: Research required! 1950s footballers?! Good job puzzgrid isn't as strict as Victoria Coren-Mitchell. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17755: Not my cup of tea but I could understand if others enjoy it. Clever use of an R4 inside an R3. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #7582: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17747: Good puzzle. Must study caves more! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #17726: total fucking rubbish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17716: Good puzzle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17716: Good puzzle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17745: OK. 'Earless' was, strangely above my head. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17753: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17753: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17718: Thought of 'Tinky' rather than 'Willy' Winky. Good puzzle' (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17743: Managed to separate out all the groups but couldn't spot the connection for the Gitane group. Great grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17725: Clever, I need more practice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17728: Enjoyed, nicely constructed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17753: Great grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17751: Well constructed, (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Chas @ #1875: Nice mix. Hertz and pascal nice red herring (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17730: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17737: Easy, fun and enjoyable (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #14353: HERBS (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dwb @ #17746: The spelling was pointed out after submitting, need a way to make modifications. Jack Cloth is the main character in a comedy called Touch of Cloth. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elle @ #16333: Tricky use of words (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elle @ #14447: Wow! I got stuck in this one. Top row I put float on water but it wasn't allowed . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elle @ #583: Surprisingly easy! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17738: Ha! I am American but guessed "Blue Peter pets" for that line. :-D (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Elle @ #17745: Quite good. I didn't get earless until I saw it written down! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17725: Very clever. 221B is quite a blast from the past for me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17750: Saw wood is fine, its how you make bigger wood into smaller wood, not a spelling contest either. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #17750: Saw wood means snore in USA. Sorry (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17751: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17747: Very good grid. Not too tricky though lack of subterranean knowledge kept me from 10/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17748: Good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17730: I was ridiculously proud of that one, Foolio. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #17745: didn't accept aristocrats (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17751: Very good, and much easier if you have Manx connections! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #15466: There are four one digit primes: 2,3,5,7 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #863: Loved this (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #17743: Nice grid. Certainty not too hard. 10/10 in under 2 mins, but I'm fairly familiar with the gitane group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #17708: Nice straightforward 10/10. Haven't seen parts of a firearm come up for a while, nice to see an old classic link reappear :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #17742: Yep, also scored 10/10. Seen palindromes so many times on this site that they always stick out like a sore thumb. Cheers though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #17746: Agree with Dangermouse. Never heard of fruit spoon or jack cloth personally but I'm happy to accept that's on me and not you. Scored 5/10. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #17745: Good grid, scored 7/10. Didn't really like the Earl group but fair enough I suppose. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #2198: Sport illudes me but that’s ok. Didn’t allow ‘computer companies’ as an answer which was disappointing as these companies don’t just make laptops. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #17750: Yes, agree with Dangermouse - explanations need a lot of work and what's a "burth"? Tough grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #17751: Tricky one to dissect due to being mainly surnames. Scored 3/10. Never heard of Lagat, for the record. Cheers though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #17737: Fun & clever (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #17737: Cheers all and have a happy, lucky new year. Toast, diolch yn fawr. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17750: Some nice ideas. Did you mean "saw wood" or "wood saw" in the group with mirk, worm and dead? Normally you'd want the extra word to go always at the front or always at the end, but I don't think "saw wood" is really a thing. For that group and the silk group, you haven't actually given the answer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tejayes @ #519: Tricky, but I managed to get 10/10! It's almost like four Round 1 puzzles. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Foolio @ #17730: Muff diver, classic. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Janiebelle @ #17736: I put "seccond", "wensledale" and "miniscule" in a group but couldn't find a fourth word to go with these as all the rest were spelt correctly. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17743: Thanks for the feedback D & J. I think the Gitane group was a step too far, (a bit niche), but it was hard to turn it down when it offered up the best red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nicetea @ #6175: Benjamin, Jackson and Madison weren't assassinated (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bullshit @ #15243: teeth arent organs, b hole (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17708: Very enjoyable, particularly the mouse category (obvs). A "ball mouse" is one you use for a computer, with the little tracker ball underneath, rather than the alternative "optical mouse" which has (normally) red light. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Daisy @ #17738: Not very universal (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Daisy @ #17738: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Daisy @ #17738: Not very universal (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Daisy @ #17743: Very hard indeed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Daisy @ #17718: Fairly easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Daisy @ #17723: Taxing (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fergal @ #4574: tricky - but, did not make us feel challenged (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17746: Nice mix of ideas, but you need "dessert" rather than "desert", sorry. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17737: Well done. Thought the last would be easier. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17731: Not good on hurdle group (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fergal @ #7018: Really enjoyed that, especially the prime minister ones, and the use of the irish for woman (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17740: Brillant well done. Finished with one second left (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17734: Damn it to the bowels of sod. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17731: Neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17734: Dilettante! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17743: Excellent! Difficult! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Els @ #17740: a satisfying 10/10 thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17740: Yes, agreed. Just got carried away with an idea. Thanks for playing. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #17723: Clever stuff. Too good for me without some liquid inspiration! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dottie @ #17742: Nice easy one for a New Year’s Day, nothing to tax a alcohol soaked brain (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nicetea @ #5995: Simple and fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17734: Me neither... sorry about badminton. HNY2Y2 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

H @ #17738: Impossible, unless you are from the US of A. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

H @ #17738: Impossible, unless you are from the US of A. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17732: It’ll have to be an honorary point at this stage, Dave. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DaveS @ #17732: Victor Valiant Hornet and Tiger have all been aircraft names? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #17737: Thanks for not putting the hidden words in Welsh. You deserve a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda as well as the beer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #17737: HNY to you Blues, keep them coming. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17737: ‘Kin hell mate, you’re not here to enjoy yourself. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17740: Thanks DM; enjoyed the grid DESPITE all the links being the same type, rather than because of it. I think mixed links usually work much better in making an interesting game. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17731: Clever but frustrating, left a few points out there, 6/10 but could have been 10/10 with better guessing - couldn't sort out the Hurdle group. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17732: Good grid and nice mix of content. Scored 7/10 after not identifying Tiger. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17734: Yes, some creative lines there, fair play. Didn't accept my given answer for the badminton line though which was annoying. I'm not sure what misspelling is being referred to in below comments but I didn't see anything untoward personally. Cheers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17737: Clever idea for a grid, happy new year. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17738: Too US heavy for my liking but fair play, American players might really appreciate this. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17740: A good principle but too many similar terms and overlaps make this a very difficult grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

a person @ #17741: good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17728: very nice, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17713: They have said it all.... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17737: Thanks - excellent fun and may you enjoy many more beers in good health - HNY (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17734: Always inventive and enjoyable - managed a rare 10. Thanks HNY Tom (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

orange socks @ #17741: love it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #15791: #TheDonald (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #13156: That's a damn fine cup of coffee! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17703: Synonyms should be accepted as they are synonyms of each other and many others. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dangermouse @ #17737: Nice, I got the Happy New Year, and then couldn't work out what the last group was. Should have noticed the slightly contrived clues! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #17715: Enjoyed it, but thought 'religious titles' a fair description of that group- they aren't really colloquialisms. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17729: Won't take "day" for Christmas DAY, Valentine'S (idiot) DAY, May DAY and Boxing DAY. What a waste of space. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17729: Quite a good grid but failed to accept "day" for the answer! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #17734: pretty good, though slightly spoiled by a misspelling (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17725: The Walter Mitty answer is actually slightly different from the other three in its group, so I think an answer that fits identically could have been better. Also, the 'Sorry' group should really accept a couple of other terms other than just the one word option. Clever grid, though! Interesting categories and a good one to puzzle over. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17726: Not really my kind of puzzle, this one - a bit too arbitrary for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17728: Found this one quite easy but it's a really nicely made grid and I did have think quite hard to get the connection for the 'port' group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grimaldi @ #17732: Liked this grid - got the groups but it took me ages to figure out the connection for the 'lived' group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Greg @ #17725: Yeah the “Sorry” group didn’t accept the answer as anything but a single word. Other than that quite a clever one this one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ash @ #14868: You, sir, are a very funny man (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

That Guy @ #17703: Why isn't boat an option for "lugger cruiser yacht barge" ? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

That Guy @ #17728: Very nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

That Guy @ #16240: The answers weren't correct. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17732: Thanks Chris. I thought it was bobbins but I couldn't find examples to make it better. In the end I just posted it as is. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #17732: good solid puzzle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17354: By that I mean the two can't swap groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CM @ #17718: Not too hard but still fun enough and no arcana, as it should be. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17718: Good Gridding! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #13255: Disappointing (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17713: I agree with Mbe, I have egg on my face after this. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17715: Fairly easy to spot groups, but good fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17722: Tough for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #17689: I agree with giggsy, otherwise great. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CM @ #17726: Huzzah. A puzzle with pizzaz. A real dazzler. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #17713: I got incorrect for birds which is pedantic. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17726: Unusual and beat me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #17728: Lovely grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17728: Simple to solve, but constructed well. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17712: Coulda been a bit trickier if there had been some groups of both letters and numbers. As it is, it's like two separate walls of eight options. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17728: Quite easy, but very well made (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Liz @ #583: Really enjoyed it, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17718: Easy - I always think groups like wonka should have the word that links to follow or precede - not both - might be just me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17724: Is that really what they foisted on other human beings for names? Such numpties (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peter @ #17712: D should have been aC (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17725: Got me - excellent grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17079: OI, YOUS A CLOSET FASHIONISTA? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17153: til demonyms (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17223: CLEVER MISDIRECTIONS CHAP (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17277: gr8 grid, but should not accept any answer that includes the letter T (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17311: mad respect for trunks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17570: should accept "Clue" as well for non UK players (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17571: paul who? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

beaushanks @ #17685: "NATO" should be accepted for the phonetic alphabet group (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17718: (also I would have spelled it as Winkie) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17718: I found this grid very easy but it was quite satisfying - since some in the Winky group are spelled differently from each other, I typed them in the answer as the plural, which is spelled the same, and it said "no", which was a bit mean. I'm noticing a bit of a trend where one of the category links is also a clue in another group of late. Is it just me? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17725: This grid had four good, distinct categories, but the "Sorry" group wouldn't accept the category when spelled, as it normally is, with two words. That's just mean. I think a snugger match could have been found than "Mitty" but I won't complain because that was the one that helped me identify the category. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JoanPickles @ #17726: ? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

popgoestheweasel @ #17726: But still worth a go. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fred @ #17726: Rubbish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

popgoestheweasel @ #17726: Quite banal however I did get one in the last few seconds! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

SaiorJerry @ #17726: quite fiendish (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17723: I liked doctor who, but I don't think anyone would even try to get taken in by Christopher reeve (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Julie @ #1396: Full bed! Too many red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #17724: quite liked this, until I saw that one of the answers was concerning a celeb family !!!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17354: The Plough isn't a constellation. The Plough (or Big Dipper) is an asterism. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Geraint Jones @ #17718: Enjoyed that (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17725: Now that’s what I came here for (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mbe @ #17718: Excellent grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #17718: well constructed (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17716: Very nice. (Tho personally I would also avoid the 2 footballer groups) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wes @ #17716: 2 different footballer groups? Makes this too hard and not very good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Timmon @ #17651: The fact that I typed Eyes = correct. Duran = Correct. Even typing David gave me correct. But Putting Olympic Cities and getting "Wrong" was not what I was expecting. A tadge cruel (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #17708: I got the mouse line despite having no clue what a mouse ball is. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17717: TKO'd. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17687: Great grid but difficult. Cheers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17699: Manger group very unique (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17696: ditto for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17708: ditto (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17717: You beat me - fairly (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

NearVana @ #17702: Really good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

NearVana @ #17702: Really good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #17717: Sorry. You need to put the plural in the Ennis-Hill group to get the point. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17651: Think the non-capital element was a bit harsh. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #17708: Mouse ball??? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #17701: Nice :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dottie @ #17716: Very clever, red herrings all over the shop. I failed miserably. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bob @ #17715: Fairly easy to find the groups, but then didn't accept "palindrome" or "detective", despite using those words in the description. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17713: The answer for the "Ostrich" group is a bit bloody-minded, though the grid is otherwise a nice one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17713: I think you'll find that these are birds. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

GK @ #15634: I don't know whether this was intentional, but with Kofi Annan having written a book titled "Interventions", and the common term "divine intervention", I was way off... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Graham @ #17685: Good wall but managed to get it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17715: I really enjoyed this grid - solved it in about 45 seconds but the "mum" group was nicely hidden with the use of red herrings. However, I will quibble that the correct spelling is "Kojak" (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17713: Could have given the point for "weights"... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bigger Man @ #16856: What a delicious grid. My wife and I ate up its difficulty. Loved it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Louise West @ #17649: mine too. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andrew Shirley @ #17649: This has ruined my christmas party. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #17697: Very inventive, especially the French verbs. Great fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

H @ #16269: Teams Joey Barton has played for was too obscure for me. I'd be surprised if many got this answer. No complaints at all though. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

OCK @ #85: The "Induct", "Recruit", "Dragoon", "Enroll" group should accept "synonyms" as a link... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17706: Good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17706: Good one. I could see 3 groups but Needed to have heard of one more of the famous people... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #17703: Shame you did not include "sailing vessels", otherwise full house. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17692: Well done (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17703: Fun groups - thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17692: Nice, varied and fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17679: nice - thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17689: I always think the word that is added should be at the beginning or end of every word in that group - not a mixture of both. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17697: It's an anagram of cider... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17697: very Nice Tom - Manger group especially clever and tricked me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17697: It's an anagram of cider... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #13155: Yeah, it should include "razor brands" (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17700: Why not? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nicetea @ #10121: Enjoyed this. Thank you! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mouse (D.P) @ #17689: Good line, colour me impressed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #17700: features hidden should be ok. Also, shouldn't have two "hidden" solutions in same grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #186: Great grid. Did you know the "Paper" row has two words that contain "heel" and "shin"? That threw me! Well done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #10577: THanks, enjoyed this grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

H @ #17698: nice grid - though i would never get a pokemon clue. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #184: Love it! The Monopoly tokens is clever! THanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17697: Fermented Apple juice. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #1396: Thanks! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #6140: Good fun, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #583: Great - thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #11: I enjoyed this, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #17658: OK but the answer: "Ford" was close enough - I thought. Victoria would have allowed it, surely? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #17691: OK but "Shortened Boy's Names" is a bit dubious - and, after Matt being an obvious paint, they stand out. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17697: What is hard cidre? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17658: Wrote Ford didn't work (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pete @ #17692: Good fun grid. Thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #17679: Challenging and accessible, good fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #44: Easy Peasy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #184: Easy enough. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #48: Quite fun but very easy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #6140: Yeah. Good one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #583: Fair enough (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #17158: You tubers? Utter nonsense. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #17645: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aaaaaah @ #17635: Our Jobs. Utter nonsense. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

B @ #17671: Great grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bev Gray @ #17563: Judt enjoying it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17696: I really wanted to like this more. But how is yet different from future? (It allows overlap with Marley, sure, but...) The locations are just locations and that doesn't allow much overlap. Humbug! (Srsly tho, thanks for settingit) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

astro8 @ #184: Yep... Cartoons! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nicetea @ #6303: Tough but nice! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Timmon @ #1396: Could see Chess was a group (but which 4) The Letter A was clever. though I found fairly quickly I was stumped for a while (as it should be) on the others. As I would never of thought of mattress sizes. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Timmon @ #6140: Bismillah No. Fairly easy but. Wish it had accepted Queen as an answer, as I didn't fancy typing out Bohemian Rhapsody. But still enjoyed the grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #17692: a good fun grid, well done (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #11973: good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Glooey @ #16928: Free is a number if you're from East London :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Busker @ #48: Clever grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

That Guy @ #17624: Very Good! The dances were very hard to work out! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Els @ #17580: love these grids - well done cockney (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sean @ #8403: superb wall (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17672: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Paratus @ #17677: For should be fore (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Paratus @ #17685: Cannon is double 'n'. Canon is something else entirely. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

answers are @ #7458: incorrect (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Annette M @ #17194: Two of the things are not insects (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #161: sorry - bit silly I think (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mappy @ #17651: Magnificent grid! Not too challenging but it was really fun nonetheless. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pip @ #17174: Much better than good! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17679: Nice grid, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #433: I said "Poems" and it marked me as wrong... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

a person @ #17685: 'Cannon' is spelt with a double 'n' in the middle. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17683: Original! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17659: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/aunt (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17667: Benin, innit. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Laura @ #17677: Loved this, very clever. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17671: Excellent, far too good for the likes of me. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

a person @ #17678: Took me a moment to get 'topsy' (as in topsy-turvy). That's not how Benin is spelled (or benign), though, and 'seventeen' is pretty weak. This grid needed a bit more work I'm afraid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17675: The others had a fair stack of hit singles during their career, so if you were following British music during the 00s you'd probably have heard at least one thing by them (obviously one of the remaining 3 was far far bigger than the other two). (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17675: The other 3 are well known? Ok,, news to me... Fair comments which is a pity because it had nice ideas in. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Darto @ #17678: Sorry, but not a great grid I’m afraid (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17653: Very tidy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17675: I feel a bit bad writing so many critical things, but this simply isn't a good grid. "Shine" sticks out like a sore thumb in its group, because the other 3 are very well known and I don't honestly know what "Shine" is despite Googling. "Royal" goes before the linking word, the other 3 in the group go before it, which is awkward, especially because you have have 2 separate groups with the same linking word, one group before, one after. If the distinction is important, then "royal" doesn't belong in that group. (Also the "new" group didn't accept the linking word). (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #17678: I can think of at least one alternative answer for the "light" group. The "Seventeen" group is very strained, especially that clue, and I also don't understand "psy" here. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17667: what's the Benn country? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17678: A lot of this simply doesn't work - psy, benine for example (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17558: Duplicate of previous one (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17553: Arms works instead of hand - I know a lot of King's Arms but not any King's Hand! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AES @ #1396: Good one, a little tricky but not too much. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

AES @ #583: A little easy, but fun (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

PPP @ #4613: "stations" not good enough? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17647: very nice - (would quibble only with jumper in that group) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17658: not sure bout the beth group - bit tenuous. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17660: good unique groups - clever (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17662: Fun - quite easy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17666: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/feb/02/lancet-retracts-mmr-paper Enough said. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Cylie Bondo @ #4747: A difficult one 4/10 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17666: How's immunity a complication? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Evelyn Wilson @ #17662: very good - as a Scot, ' hen' certainly led me astray.. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister tom @ #17654: Some lever stuff going on there (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17662: Firm but fair. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Kezmicdust @ #17647: Very nice grid and nice that the answers worked! One of those that is gettable but not too easy, so you feel satisfied at the end! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #51: Since you ask Sergeant.... I recognised one of them, but required an educated guess to get the group out. Sure it's a tough grid but not the toughest and I for one am in no position to complain anyway. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17654: Some very clever stuff going on there (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

MJ10 @ #17497: Spelling mistakes - it's Scrimgeour, and 'martial' rather than 'marshall' (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17651: Ranked it easy because it didn't last long, but nicely put together (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17647: Thanks -) I'd honestly been aiming for an easier one but they never seem to end up that way... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #17647: Yeah, I think this might be one of the best :) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Darto @ #17636: Top gridding (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Drblack @ #17651: Not hard but certainly not very easy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17540: Really curious where LKast is from. Here in the American Midwest most of these do have those silent letters, except maybe the place names (which I have no instinctive pronunciation for). I'm struggling to think of any region that pronounces both Ts in Thistle or the T in Mortgage. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Reynardine @ #17648: Pompey et. al I likewise didn't find a herring. Was annoyed that 'Celtic Leaders' wasn't taken for Boudicca - Ireland/Wales/Scotland are all Celtic, as was Boudicca's Iceni tribe. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #17648: thought I'd nailed it, but said that boudicca etc were former leaders (not "folk heroes") of England etc (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrbg @ #17611: This one was clever and tricky (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrbg @ #17610: Too difficult for me. Perhaps the answers needed to give a bit more leeway (eg the tennis one) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrbg @ #10826: More tricky than the rating let on imo, well done (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrbg @ #10315: Difficult, got 4/10, good grid (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrbg @ #12793: Good fun (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

jrbg @ #13165: Fun grid! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

a person @ #17647: I really like this one. Obvious once you see it, but with plenty of red herrings. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sian @ #17648: Well done! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17648: Nice one. Ignorance helped: there is probably a red herring in the salop group which was wasted on me (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #17606: enjoyed this grid. thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17636: Seems a drill is a primate - (mandrills are mainly used for delivering drugs at night... waiting to see who gets that reference) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17634: Merry xmas - (only momentary humbug moment, wasn't crazy about two letter group (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17636: Yah, a large baboon. (Ergo, not tecknickly an ape...) A drill isn't. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mouse (D.P) @ #17636: Mister Tom a mandrill is a type of monkey. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Cylie Bondo @ #1708: Good one - missed the spoonerisms and got 7/10 (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Cylie Bondo @ #1875: Good one - 6/10 for me (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

GK @ #11695: Of course the comments will contain spoilers... what would you expect them to be about without? The weather? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

CarefulKeith @ #566: One of our favourites as avid Only Connect watchers. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

GK @ #12167: "Stream", "Runnel", "Brook", "Creek" should accept "synonyms" as a possible link. Otherwise great grid, cheers :-) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17636: Drill? I got it, but... (2 months ago)

Nb @ #17601: Some good crossovers but house and weight are interchangeable, as are roll and end, so its not a unique solution. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #12262: It was good, wasn't it? 5* as it's Christmas (2 months ago)

carol @ #238: my usual gripe - wouldn't accept 'written communication materials'. don't care if PuzzGrid gets annoyed with me - the answers have to be as carefully constructed as the grids. (2 months ago)

Mappy @ #17556: This was amazing! I was completely stumped, but it was fun throughout. (2 months ago)

Mappy @ #9214: I absolutely love this grid! Seemed difficult at the start, but became much more accessible once I figured out the fun and unique theme. (2 months ago)

Mappy @ #12262: This was an amazing grid! The connections were varied & challenging, and the fun factor was high. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17634: A merry Christmas to all :-) (2 months ago)

Darto @ #16074: Nice (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17599: Good one. Merry Christmas ! (2 months ago)

Petergee @ #17580: Mixing definition and words that can be linked is cheating (2 months ago)

Petergee @ #17624: bit too obvious (2 months ago)

Midge @ #17612: Hey, I thought Krueger was a nightmare on elm street? Good grid. (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17629: Not sure light group is specific enough. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17516: Neither Family members or singers were accepted. I would agree the latter may not clearly include singing groups. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17503: Watch isn't a sense. I put things you can do. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17497: Wouldn't accept "missing vowel TV game shows" or " homophones for letters". It was easy to resolve the wall as the missing vowel group stood out but the missing alternate letter group was too difficult to work out. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #17629: Strange style but you might be drunk because it's Christmas so who can blame you. (2 months ago)

zac tudor @ #17606: good grid but bad at picking out answers when correct (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #17624: Yes limited overlaps and straightforward subject matter but it's nice to get a 10/10 without working for it in amongst the difficult grids. Cheers mate (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17605: What is pass time? Also pastime has one T - so past would be followed by 'ime'. (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17606: Agree - banks is correct (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17612: Good tricky groups - got me (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17624: Very. (2 months ago)

TiresomeTherorum @ #17299: Awful, doesn't make sense (2 months ago)

TiresomeTherorum @ #17624: Easy (2 months ago)

John P @ #184: I typed cartoons as answer 3 and was deemed incorrect. Unfair. (2 months ago)

Em @ #433: Poetry terms is not accurate (2 months ago)

Boblat @ #12409: Typed in hairstyle...it wouldn't accept it. I missed the s out...shite (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17570: Some old friends.... but nicely combined (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17609: Rembrandt migjt ha e worked better in the other group... good fun tho (2 months ago)

Nicetea @ #9214: A bit easy once I realized the theme. Nice grid! (2 months ago)

Nicetea @ #15868: Easy one for a change (2 months ago)

Nicetea @ #220: Prime minister red-herrings really made me confused. Very nice grid though. (2 months ago)

Ash @ #17611: Very inventive (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17603: Hmmmm, don't know what a "met ball" is, or what other word sounds like "jewel" - not "duel"?! I scored zero! (2 months ago)

BGW @ #17610: Some very niche subjects in this one (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #164: Nice grid. "top level domain names" should have worked though. (2 months ago)

BwB @ #14436: Didn’t accept porcelain for the pottery group 😠 (2 months ago)

BwB @ #14441: Saville???? That’s a very unfortunate spelling mistake. (2 months ago)

Jon @ #17581: (2 months ago)

Kez @ #17606: Hmmm... it didn’t accept bank for banks nor train for underground lines. You can make an argument that train is not right (I would disagree), but you have to accept bank! (2 months ago)

sb @ #17608: Fun Christmas treat! (2 months ago)

sb @ #17580: Nice and easy (2 months ago)

Big Johnny @ #583: Really enjoyable and fun to play. Hope you release another one soon ☺ (2 months ago)

sb @ #17574: Very hard and very clever (2 months ago)

David @ #17581: I fell for all the red herrings but thankfully my knowledge of Eurovision helped solve it. (2 months ago)

BGW @ #17570: Good wall with some decent red herrings (2 months ago)

Jon @ #17601: (2 months ago)

truecockney @ #17588: Just for a little clarity... 3 points refers to the snooker ball value (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17580: Good one, not obscure but with enough herring (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17588: Very good (2 months ago)

Mappy @ #17553: Well done grid! Really liked the directional red herrings. (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17560: we've had this before (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17567: ditto (2 months ago)

Elf 1 @ #17144: Thank you! This was fun. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17493: Put ways of scoring in ball games but wasn't accepted. Agree that the in category is not good. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17492: Materials was not accepted for fabrics (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #17588: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Jo @ #6420: Very clever! (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17580: Good one - cheers (2 months ago)

Suzanne @ #17588: I got score but not green. A good one! (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17588: Nice one - but I'm a London boy and I've never heard of a result being a score - or 3 points being green. (2 months ago)

alicoo @ #16157: Always enjoy truecockney grids (2 months ago)

Jake @ #17570: Really good. Didn't do very well but enjoyed none the less. (2 months ago)

Nicetea @ #9646: Nice grid and (unfortunately for me) very effective red herrings (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17580: Good grid, but not heard of 3 out of 4 of the mountain range set. (2 months ago)

zac tudor @ #722: nice! (2 months ago)

jonpuzz @ #17560: thanks for an enjoyable wall! (2 months ago)

Kezmicdust @ #17551: Thanks for the feedback re: impairs/mars.. To be fair, impair is listed as a synonym for “mar” in every thesaurus I’ve seen, so you might want to take it up with the thesaurus writers! https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/mar (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17571: Good grid, Thank you! (2 months ago)

H @ #17554: Enjoyed that, though it did take 2 + minutes to get the first set of hidden transport. Thank you. (2 months ago)

Mtthwnbl @ #17544: Good grid - dog one was tough (2 months ago)

Mtthwnbl @ #17557: Enjoyable grid. (2 months ago)

WindmillLady @ #17111: One group made me laugh out loud. Great! (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17563: Very nice (2 months ago)

lkast @ #8000: I actually guessed the welsh one as my second set. Not because I knew any of them, but because they were the only one word answers. (2 months ago)

lkast @ #6833: I haven't heard of any of the ones in the Fab group, but I was still able to complete the wall with the other categories. It required a good amount of thinking. Only issue is that it accepted me saying US presidents (which is technically correct), when it wanted to know that they were assassinated. (2 months ago)

lkast @ #10577: I'm pretty sure light ray isn't a thing (x-rays, radio waves, etc. are all types of light). I still enjoyed it, and it required a good mix of thinking and a bit of outside knowledge. (2 months ago)

lkast @ #8355: This is a great one. The bands answer was easy to spot out of all of them, but I didn't actually know the connection. It was very satisfying to figure out the Card category and the -pan category. Well done. (2 months ago)

lkast @ #17558: Great quiz. You rated it as medium, but I feel like the inclusion of the Thompson category makes it a hard level quiz. Overall, though, this was a very enjoyable wall. (2 months ago)

lkast @ #17567: the elbow is part of your arm, not attached to it. Also, fingers are attached to the hand not to the arm itself. (2 months ago)

Me @ #4777: Needs to be more flexible with acceptable answers. (2 months ago)

Mouse (D.P) @ #17559: The red herring was a red herring. Laughing out loud. (2 months ago)

Robbo62 @ #17562: Moss didn't win the World Championship. (2 months ago)

Me @ #17541: Wouldn't accept drinking vessels. (2 months ago)

chris @ #17564: Nicely balanced difficulty level. (2 months ago)

Sue @ #17561: Good quiz.Not too easy (2 months ago)

H @ #6678: tennis scores = Love, 15, 30, 40, deuce, advantage, game, set, match. Otherwise thanks for the grid. (2 months ago)

H @ #6682: Thanks for the grid. Lilly is spelt Lily. (2 months ago)

nonsuch @ #8783: I put 'well-known abbreviations' for the +S Trike group (ie tricycle, mashed potato, logarithm etc) and it accepted it - not sure why?! (2 months ago)

Dave75 @ #17563: Nice grid! Not too difficult but with a few red-herrings (2 months ago)

nonsuch @ #17556: Refreshing change from some of the bloke-ier grids, thanks - if tricky! (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17553: Good Stuff! (2 months ago)

Chris @ #8793: 'cups' marked as incorrect (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17554: Well constructed and very clever. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17540: I must have the right sort of accent for this. 10/10- loved it (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17553: Pretty good. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17556: Clever (2 months ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #7712: I guessed “named after people” for the Trump group and was marked correct which was good, though I didn’t quite have the right reason. (2 months ago)

Angie @ #17333: Simple grid. Good for someone just getting into them. John Snow is fine; very famous cricketer in his day. (2 months ago)

Angie @ #17542: Yeah, not sure about this one myself. I think there’s a key link and if you spot that one early, it’s doable. If you’re missing that bit of info, it’s a fecker. I started with just 4 names but then realised that that automatically meant there were two ways to solve it. (2 months ago)

Peachy @ #17507: I enjoyed this. Took me too long tho (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17238: This was very fun. I liked the play with four candles and fork handles. I'm not sure what a christmas box is though. other than that, it was a great wall. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17288: Some of these were looking for really specific categories. I completed the grid, but got none of the categories. I said video games for the arcade game one, which is also an answer. Also, after getting three wrong answers because you were looking for something ultra-specific, It was odd for the last category to be 'two player games', since that is so general. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17506: This is ridiculously hard. The repetition of gods made it extremely hard to notice patterns. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #583: Lots of good red herrings. Many people go overboard with the red herrings, but you kept it to five items in a category which makes it manageable. It was a good use of general knowledge, and word puns. While this wasn't very hard (no real trivia; almost everybody knows the facts), it was very enjoyable and fun. Despite the lack of trivia, it still did take a good mental challenge. Well done. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17540: This is very accent oriented. The silent s category seemed smart (it was the first one I got), but beyond that I, an American couldn't get the other categories because we do pronounce the L in palm (Folksestone and Alnwick I assume are places in the uk). We also do pronounce the w in keswick. Both Ts in Thistle are pronounced, and if you use proper diction you would pronounce the t in mortgage. Overall, this is a shit quiz. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17551: great grid. Impairs/mars aren't exactly synonyms, but it's close enough. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17324: Morse is a code, not a mode of communication like the others. Barge, Ski, Telegraph, and North aren't proceeded by pole, they are followed by it. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17333: It's Jon Snow not John Snow. Other than that, it was pretty good. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17417: This was a really creative one. It had some good red herrings, and similar categories which kept it interesting. But other than the two music related categories, it was open. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17470: I got the playing cards almost immediately, but the rest were very smart. Sadly, I wasn't good enough for them. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17503: anagrams of each other is too easy. The rest were pretty good. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17510: the category of having everything be anagrams of each other was too easy, but the rest were good. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #16838: Only issue was that it didn't accept "programming" for the "coding languages" category. There was the obvious red herring of having five elements. I don't know if this was intentional, but anaconda is a program used to aid python programmers, so that might have been intended as a red herring. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17380: They weren't hard clues, just a lot of red herrings. Usually there shouldn't be more than 5 of a category, but there were six chess pieces. Overall, a creatively made quiz, which gave me a good challenge. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #17487: Didn't accept ornaments for the christmas tree decoration category. (2 months ago)

LKast @ #16717: it didn't accept food as an answer when it was expecting "things you can eat" (2 months ago)

a person @ #17551: Would have been a great grid, but I really don't think 'impairs' works as a synonym for 'mars'. To impair something is to stop it from working properly, whereas to mar something is to spoil its look or feel. (2 months ago)

TheMaker @ #17544: Apologies for a duplicate of this puzzle (#17532) - it didn't seem to have uploaded so I redid it again and then found the first one to have uploaded after all... (2 months ago)

H @ #9636: I needed 20 minutes to get halfway at best. Not sure this wall will be completed. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17542: Wow - very clever but completely impossible for me (2 months ago)

H @ #7330: Slipped up with the 3 letter words, but enjoyable, Thank you. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17551: Hi Gunner - 'Infarct' is a word, actually. It's a medical term and you can find it here: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/infarct (2 months ago)

john p @ #17540: Connections are too similar - no variation - and the T is silent in that word. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17547: Very tricky grid! Clever though. (2 months ago)

john p @ #17376: a good warm up one (2 months ago)

Gunner @ #17551: " Infarct" is not a word. "Dictionary" however, is. (2 months ago)

Mb @ #17543: No starting point (2 months ago)

paulayres @ #17540: nice! (2 months ago)

alicoo @ #17497: bad (2 months ago)

alicoo @ #17541: PALINDROME (2 months ago)

Huh? @ #17534: Didn't accept wrestling? (2 months ago)

JS @ #17536: Clever grid but 'non-metals' is too broad a connection I think. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17536: Clever grid but 'non-metals' is too broad a connection I think. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17541: It's 'palindrome', not 'pallindrome', which means people who got the correct answer are being told they were incorrect. (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17478: Good grid! Thank you. (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17543: Hmmmm not so happy with boys' names but otherwise quite clever! (2 months ago)

RossChrisWisty @ #17541: Rebel ? Palindromic? (2 months ago)

Gunner @ #17536: Said "scientists" for the first group; didn't except cause you didn't specify that word alone as a link while creating the grid. If you're gonna be lazy about specifying links, maybe stick to playing grids instead of polluting the pool. (2 months ago)

Kezmicdust @ #17541: I’ll second the comments below (not all jugs are made of glass and the palindrome one is really annoying).’ Also, there is a second solution. Racecar, Stats, Kayak, and Rebel all have palindromic centres, while Anna could be put into a “girl’s names” category. (2 months ago)

Nobed @ #17494: Average (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17518: Umpire group - Que?? - (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17519: I’m so frustrated I said it twice! (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17534: 1940 group a bit of a stretch (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17519: Please explain the japp row someone (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17519: Please explain the japp row someone (2 months ago)

Nicetea @ #11619: Fun grid. Thanks. (2 months ago)

HJ @ #17541: 'Glasses' answer should accept 'drinking vessel' or similar. (2 months ago)

Nicetea @ #13910: Beautiful grid. Thank you! (2 months ago)

X @ #17541: Palindrome is spelt with one l (2 months ago)

a person @ #17535: I really like this one (2 months ago)

Angie @ #17535: Good fun with a classy punchline. (2 months ago)

Angie @ #17542: Sorry - forgot to alter the guess at difficulty. (2 months ago)

Angie @ #17531: Thanks for the feedback Tom and Sid (2 months ago)

TT @ #17535: Very good - and the final reveal was clever. (2 months ago)

lindy @ #17528: Just about every city has a cathedral..that was the original definition of a city. (2 months ago)

andy @ #17524: Good grid but my answer - crisp maker missing an "s" - wasn't recognised so got 6 instead of 7 (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17516: Gave me a bit of a headache, but was fun (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17512: Lovely, thank you (2 months ago)

WindmillLady @ #17143: Great fun, thanks! (2 months ago)

andy @ #17536: It was pretty hard, I think the numbers link was a bit tenuous but overall well put together (2 months ago)

GavinJ @ #17535: Very good grid, and made me laugh when the whole grid was solved. (2 months ago)

Rain @ #17536: Hard and no nothing of elements but was well designed. (2 months ago)

Peachy @ #17490: Lots that's good but can't find a reference to Po in that group. Po is a Teletubby, (or a river). (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #17513: Lol I'd seen the Incredible loads of times and I still didn't get that 😂 (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #17514: Nice! (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #17519: Got the insects and transformers only. Not seen the inspector show, and I don't understand that other row even with the answers. (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #17520: Nice grid. Somehow managed the SP category but not the nasa missions! However it would be nice if "SUV" was accepted for the 4x4 cars. (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #17522: Sweet grid! (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #17524: Never heard of black mirror but nice grid (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17531: A rare 5*. Some grids are hard because there are too few possibilities in sight: this was tricky (well, a bit) for the right reason. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17528: Yoga poses was a really good group but the rest was a bit simple. The Gloucester group kinda works but stilton was famously served in stilton but made elsewhere. Iirc as a protected regional speciality it's actually illegal to make it there (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17531: Excellent stuff! Precisely the right level of difficulty. (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17512: Very Clever! (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17514: Clever gridding, well done. (2 months ago)

cazza @ #377: pity ingredients for curries not accepted.... (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17524: Very hard. Not heard of a black mirror before but dud get a point for one group! (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17528: My correct solution was not accepted for one group, but otherwise it's a good grid! (2 months ago)

Wes @ #8835: Not very good (2 months ago)

DH @ #17520: Liked the 'sprouts' category - very clever (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17324: Very good (2 months ago)

Angie @ #17531: Thank you. It’s always good to get the thumbs up from a person. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17329: Id worked out the connections but couldn’t make them fit. Now i know why- shame, cos it would have been a good one (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17352: 5/5 (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17360: Excellent (2 months ago)

Dangermouse @ #10608: Bass and steel are interchangeable, which is not ideal. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17520: Excellent (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17469: It's either (2 months ago)

Maccy @ #8409: Forgive my I was 12 when I made these (2 months ago)

Mappy @ #17422: This is a fantastic grid! Great job! (2 months ago)

colin @ #8403: Perfect grid (2 months ago)

a person @ #17519: I solved the wall relatively easily, and I still don't understand the Japp row (2 months ago)

a person @ #17531: I liked this one. Get-able, but not too easy (2 months ago)

a person @ #17532: very good, just the simpsons one that was a bit dissatisfying (there no such thing as a 'lis' or a 'ne') (2 months ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #17525: Seaside towns rejected. Haruumph! (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17454: Since when was Fleur a member of the Weasley family? (2 months ago)

JS @ #17532: Nice grid - two groups very easy to get but the second two, not so much! (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #17448: I have learned that I am non-rhotic! (2 months ago)

JS @ #17528: If the answer to one of your groups is 'cities with cathedrals' you need to make sure you accept 'cathedral cities' as a correct answer. (2 months ago)

Charity @ #15669: Teacher, Nurse etc - marked 'Professions' wrong Ears, Eye. Nose, Mouth - marked 'parts of the face' wrong Hospital etc - marked 'civic buildings' wrong Sad, Happy etc - marked 'emotions' wrong (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17490: I thought this was an excellent grid, but ballot rather spoils it - it doesn’t fit in the same way as the others in that group. Nice overall though. (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17501: I didn’t quite see how one line fitted in.... (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17503: Innocent fun! (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17504: Surpringly tricky. (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17509: Enjoyable. Not terribly hard. (2 months ago)

Steve @ #17528: Meh (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17520: Nice! (2 months ago)

Arthur @ #17525: Best grid I’ve ever done! (2 months ago)

Hello @ #17524: I love this grid. Good work from Harry potter. Liked the dancing clue. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #17387: While that's true, many grids are too UK-centric for Yanks, so one of these in a blue moon isn't a horrible thing :-) (2 months ago)

JS @ #17513: No red herrings so just a bit too easy unfortunately (2 months ago)

JS @ #17511: Good grid, managed to get all the groups but just couldn't see the connection in the 'demon' group. Good red herrings! (2 months ago)

Suzanne @ #17519: I couldn't solve the wall and don't understand the solution to one of the rows -- Japp, Morstan etc. Sorry. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #17517: it accepted "songs" for the linkin park connection. (2 months ago)

Mizzle @ #8923: Puzzle should accept Mustard (singular) :( (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17246: Top gridding (2 months ago)

Honest lee @ #16965: Yeah so, NO. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17513: No crossovers or guile (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17489: Loved it - 7/10 (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17503: Nice - easy but nice 👍 (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17504: Very nice (2 months ago)

Stavros @ #17511: Wow great grid! (2 months ago)

Stavros @ #17511: Wow great grid! (2 months ago)

Arthur @ #17511: Well that’s 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back (2 months ago)

Matt @ #17511: Tough grid nice one (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17465: Very nice- very tough too (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17511: Good one (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17511: Very good stuff! (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #17512: Nice fun theme and not too difficult. Worked hard for 10 points. (2 months ago)

three-ferrets @ #17511: NICE GRID (2 months ago)

andy @ #17477: Not one for me, tries too hard to be clever and not really sure it hits the mark. (2 months ago)

David Cringles @ #8355: Kinda fab (2 months ago)

David Cringles @ #2296: Not fab (2 months ago)

David Cringles @ #583: fab (2 months ago)

Hubby @ #17512: Simple but fun (2 months ago)

jeffy 2 @ #16965: Andy p dont. Make fun cause your one is stuiped (2 months ago)

jeffy 2 @ #16965: Idont know why but ethven though i speel it rong why did itnot accept it (2 months ago)

knife @ #17510: Bit too simple, needs some crossovers to be more challenging (2 months ago)

jeffy 2 @ #10352: (2 months ago)

Ian @ #17512: Nice festive grid, thanks (2 months ago)

Chris @ #368: very interesting categories. (2 months ago)

andy @ #368: Really liked this one. So many great red herrings for tarot, probably my favourite to date (2 months ago)

Hubby @ #17501: Loved it!! Really interesting grid. (2 months ago)

andy @ #15848: Cleverly thought out but i didn't manage to get the connections - probably a bit too specific for me but i'd imagine others will really enjoy it, well done (2 months ago)

andy @ #15834: Spelling is atrocious and as a result got two connections wrong. Maybe spend a bit of time proof reading prior to uploading (2 months ago)

andy @ #17499: I had all the connections right, recognised three but none of my answers were accepted but they came back as incorrect and one explanation doesnt show the link ! (2 months ago)

Rossco442 @ #17491: I created this grid, however there is an error. I'm sorry. Budd should be Madden. I am going to create a new one with the correct info. You can delete this one. (2 months ago)

TwixxedFlax @ #17503: Nice board. (2 months ago)

Jon @ #17501: VERY GOOD (2 months ago)

knife @ #17487: Very festive. Loved the anagrams - so obvious when I saw them. Merry Christmas. (2 months ago)

DH @ #17494: Very hard but very clever. Nice One (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #17492: I put "main characters in childrens' books", but no good. Apart from that, grid is fine (2 months ago)

Kezmicdust @ #17498: Erm... it didn’t accept Manchester United for that set, nor did it accept superheroes (note the spelling!) for that set! You might want to fix that! (2 months ago)

Kezmicdust @ #5795: Should accept residential buildings for that set. Otherwise, lovely wall. (2 months ago)

burt @ #17502: Quite apart from the fact that your spelling is dire this is the worst grid I have ever attempted (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #17502: This is the worst grid in the entire site, and probably in the entire world (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17417: Solved it and got the links but was disappointed not to get the point for parts of a string instrument as the words are not particular to a guitar. (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17454: Got all the groups, but felt answers were too rigid. Agree about children’s books. (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17456: I thought the names/ counties link was clear, as was the royal family link. Liked the grid. (2 months ago)

Jo @ #17469: In UK English, it’s pretence. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17494: Nice grid, just about managed to solve it but it was a tough one! (2 months ago)

JS @ #17493: Very easy, no real red herrings. Not sure the 'In' category works really; it's a bit too broad. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17497: It's Scrimgeour, not Scrimouger - and you also need to expand the terms you accept as answers. For example, should probably accept 'quiz' as well as 'game' shows and it should accept 'letters' for the Why group. (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17492: What is the charlie link? kids in literature? - doesn't say (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17493: Agree, that one doesn't work. Rest is OK (2 months ago)

Squiggle @ #17493: Generally very easy. 'You can be in them' category a bit strange! (2 months ago)

Squiggle @ #17492: I put 'heroes in children's literature', which is surely true? Just listing titles isn't a connection! Otherwise straightforward. (2 months ago)

JS @ #17450: Excellent grid - managed to get 10/10 in the end but had to think very hard. Really good red herrings! (2 months ago)

Squiggle @ #17478: Should accept 'shops no longer trading'. Don't get OK line. (2 months ago)

Squiggle @ #17454: Too many alternative correct connections. (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17477: They’re posts not sticks. Agree with hooverdam (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17489: Clever! Only 1 POINT for me😑 (2 months ago)

Daniel @ #17483: learn to spell (2 months ago)

Danny @ #17483: Utter rubbish. Is someone trying to sabotage this site? Can any tosser put a grid up? Is there no Muppet filter? (2 months ago)

H @ #6232: not accepting john, and in the UK it's supergran. Thanks for the grid. (2 months ago)

Danny @ #17485: Not good. Chocolate bars not accepted, can't spell chocolate (choclate). Gold is not a rare stone. Names is just weak as a category . (2 months ago)

Me @ #17485: It's a wind up surely (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17472: Straight lines is a bit tenuous - liked the same letter group - and yes 90210 - thanks (2 months ago)

dave @ #17485: Surely this is a joke? (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17477: Don't buy sticks - (palindromes are more than 'half' to be pedantic). (2 months ago)

H @ #6206: wheel configurations? My mind has been opened even further, thank you. (2 months ago)

Gavin (is that a nice one?) @ #17485: nice names??? Wtf? You bellend. Gold nah nah. It's chocolate, try spell check or stay in school and leave the drugs alone you wanker (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17483: Are we missing something on the dodgy spelling? It's easy to check spelling online - think we are being played a bit (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17485: summed up below (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17487: excellent seasonal grid (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17466: Tom - that is a fair comment (2 months ago)

Jodie @ #17483: Spelling not great, sorry (2 months ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #17478: Numbers among the most enjoyable references to brown sauce ever committed to puzz. Herrings drier than Hampton's mid-morning sherry. (2 months ago)

M @ #17482: Learn to spell ! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17487: Ho ho ho :-) I quite like 'Starchier stem' (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #17478: Nice theme. Didn't really like a couple of the lines, and it felt a bit like you forced it with the reindeer names, but hey it's Christmas, have a 5 star rating haha. (2 months ago)

Sy Clone @ #17487: A lovely grid, made me all warm inside (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #17466: Clever stuff (tho I disliked col, as for the rest of that group the suffix is a separate word.) (2 months ago)

Me @ #17482: Unbelievable spelling, I can understand the odd mistake but this was truly awful (2 months ago)

Jon @ #17485: Not great tbh. Gold is not a stone. Nice names not good enough, just means names . (2 months ago)

Phil @ #17482: What a load of cobblers (2 months ago)

Simon @ #17479: too personal for public use (2 months ago)

davie @ #17271: too hard for medium, get a grip. (2 months ago)

Simon @ #17482: An awful lot of spelling mistakes. (2 months ago)

ph @ #17485: dont think gold is a stone - it might be a metal (2 months ago)

anthony @ #17487: a good seasonal grid (2 months ago)

Els @ #17482: taking the Pi55 (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17462: I’ll just repeat what they said! (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17458: Far too many possibles. Not good I’m afraid (2 months ago)

Phillips @ #17280: It was very nice well done my score 20000/20000 (2 months ago)

CJ @ #17482: Your spelling is shocking! (2 months ago)

trixflax @ #17484: terrible (2 months ago)

CJ @ #17485: "Nice names" is rather arbitrary, and chocolate is incorrectly spelled so that nobody can get the answer right. (2 months ago)

H @ #17450: I'd never heard of resurrection pie, but now it's on the menu for this week. Thanks for the nice grid. (2 months ago)

The Truth @ #17484: Oh dear... (2 months ago)

Krystoff @ #17450: Nice work (2 months ago)

Phillips @ #17482: I was very good ❤️💛💚💙💜 (2 months ago)

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Phillips @ #17482: I was very good ❤️💛💚💙💜 (2 months ago)

Phillips @ #17482: I was very good ❤️💛💚💙💜 (2 months ago)

Krystoff @ #17478: Puzztastic! (2 months ago)

Hooverdam @ #17477: All a bit tenuous and smart Alec to be any fun (2 months ago)

Scrooge @ #17472: Bah! Sorry out that error. (2 months ago)

Mimi @ #17454: children's book titles not good enough? (2 months ago)

Loz @ #17470: Nice job man (2 months ago)

Ian @ #17430: Great grid, enough links to make it interesting (2 months ago)

Lyndon @ #17477: A BIT VAGUE - TOO MUCH GUESSWORK (2 months ago)

JP @ #17472: 90201 should be 90210 (2 months ago)

John @ #17477: Apologies, I have missed quite a vital key word out for one of the groups! (2 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #17456: as per giggsy comment (2 months ago)

Ian UK @ #17323: 10/10 for the first time in ages on a hard grid, liking the cross over clues and 80's singers. (2 months ago)

Timothy @ #17430: Good mix of categories (2 months ago)

Angie T @ #17462: So good they named it twice? (2 months ago)

Angie T @ #17416: I'm sorry you feel like that Tenomt but when a group are all in capital letters and none of the others are, without even looking any further one would try them as a group. That makes the grid flawed. It's not a grammar issue at all. As for the Royal link you do highlight a problem. Played live, the host could say, "I need something more specific" but on here you can't. I've found it best to give the point for the easy way to express a link and then in the notes just say, "Have a bonus point if you also spotted...." Now put your bat and ball down and stay and play. :-) (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17466: Difficult, but not impossible! (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17469: Hard. Not really familiar with the word "snow slide". (2 months ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #17444: Oops- other way round of course! (2 months ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #17444: Apologies, accepted in plural, but not singular. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17470: Very good grid (2 months ago)

TENOMT @ #17416: They are not royals they are reservoirs. The hard part was in it's connection, not the obvious. And capitals is a caps lock error hardly punctuation police territory. Don't worry wont submit anymore, its like performing for Waldorf and Statler. Jeez people get a life. (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #17465: Ah that's probably true. I guess I could have included that in my acceptable answers. (2 months ago)

garbage quiz @ #16838: shit quiz should have accepted "programming languages". kys (2 months ago)

not as picky as you @ #16914: omitted hyphens should not constitute a wrong answer! (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #17465: The moons were all people in Greek mythology (2 months ago)

Rabbit Luke @ #17471: Not bad, but maybe work a bit on your linking terms. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17389: Agree with those below. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17389: Agree with those below. (2 months ago)

Jombom @ #17470: Nice semi-Christmassy grid! (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #17387: Far too US centric for us Brits. (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17470: good grid - thanks (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17433: excellent - managed 6 too (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17444: Didn't accept anagrams.... (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17450: Excellent - thanks (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17456: Essex group did not suggest counties was the link - I did not understand the royal group - what was the link? Garden group was vague to me (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17465: nice grid (2 months ago)

scrooge @ #17456: Good grid. Two Abbeys there I didn't know. I am very bad at royals but even I had heard of Meghan Markle. (2 months ago)

scrooge @ #17465: Nice. Had not heard of an isohel (2 months ago)

Sue @ #17456: Tricky...I.got 2 groups. (2 months ago)

Giggsy @ #17462: Virginia Virginia (2 months ago)

Donald Trump @ #583: but a remote usually has a 'record' button as well (2 months ago)

person @ #17358: the homophone group is wrong - you've put 'chi' instead of 'psi' (not that I would pronounce 'psi' like 'sigh' anyway) (2 months ago)

alicoo @ #17389: Answered pizza toppings, colours, gorges/canyons ALL INCORRECT !!!! COME ON !! (2 months ago)

Angie T @ #17438: Nice grid. I recognised a number of the race winners straight away but couldn't hit the right combo until it was too late. Not only RR and BN but Lochnagar and Oh So Sharp confused the issue because they are or were in the same business. Only suggestion would be consistent use of capital letters for the second word. Cheers. (2 months ago)

Mugwump @ #17450: Brilliant! I had started drafting a disturbingly similar grid but think this was better than mine was turning out anyway 😁 I did manage to get 10/10 though. (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17450: Good grid! Enjoyed this one, Thank you. (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17454: Hmmm, difficult to be precise enough with the answer to the book titles, but otherwise good. (2 months ago)

Kimbo @ #17458: Difficult for me. I didn't get any correct! (2 months ago)

Marg @ #14273: Cats don’t usually growl! (2 months ago)

Peachy @ #17438: Liked this a lot. Good variety and made a welcome change from football. Must have taken a while to find The Saddle. (2 months ago)

Darto @ #17438: Sorry you didnt like it. Clearly not a racing fan - horses ? These werent just horses. These are legends, heroes and legends 😁 (2 months ago)

Ade @ #17435: Lovely grid 10/10. Must be my era (2 months ago)

Aetees @ #17450: Fairy straightforward, good fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

kieran @ #17441: (2 months, 1 week ago)

kieran @ #17428: (2 months, 1 week ago)

kieran @ #17432: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Author of the Grid @ #17281: Since this question was written in the UK, 'hockey' refers to field hockey. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17445: Nice grid. Some tricky elements to it. I liked the creativity of the Bell like, even though that was the only bit I lost a point on. Cheers mate. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17358: Not sure why there's this new trend of trying to do a grid that stands out from the norm. Original is the new unoriginal. Very tough, scored 1/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17388: Some nice connections, tricky though, and accepted words need work (marked wrong for the Ranch line after giving the answer almost word-for-word with what you wrote). Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17389: Same as below. Nice enough grid, but needs more work with the accepted terms (separate them with commas). (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17362: Good grid, nice to have an easy one in the middle of all the tough ones lately. Cheers mate. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17364: Decent enough grid, some classic elements. Superheroes becoming a bit overused these days! Haha. Scored 5/10. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17440: it's not about having more knowledge, it's about having different knowledge. any one of the iranian cities is probably of greater overall significance to the world than, say, the minutiae of london's traffic networks, which seems to appear quite often on this site. i know absolutely nothing about movies myself, but there's definitely a select bunch of answers that look like western surnames, to at least get the first round point by trial and error, and i'm under the impression that al pacino's characters are famous enough to not be too difficult to guess for the second round. the other two categories are very tough for the first round, sure. i'm not here to give everyone ten points for showing up. some strong deduction and probably a little luck is required for those. in the second round, though, while they're still not easy, they're not impossible. you only need to have heard of one of the gibbons to figure that one out, and i gave generous options for keywords - gibbon, ape, or just primate will do. i'd like to think that there are more than a few people around who know what a siamang is. brazilian chevrolets sounds like an extraordinarily specific category, but again i've given a lot of soft keyword options - one might reasonably surmise that they sound like car names, and indeed just putting 'car' will get you the point for that one. is the grid hard? absolutely. but i don't think it's unreasonable for a community of people who seek out quizzes for fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17367: Tough. Some very obscure links here. Scored 3/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17370: Good grid with some classic overlaps, but not sure there's a unique solution. Cheers though, scored 6/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17443: Interesting mix of content, scored 3/10, tough one though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17430: Decent enough grid with some classic elements. Scored 10/10 in 32 seconds though, so a bit on the easy side. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Angie T @ #17416: Thanks for the grid Teno. Maybe the flawed comment was regarding the use of capitals? Or maybe the first names group which, frankly, is nigh on feckin' impossible :)) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17416: A bit of a strange grid with two groups very easy to resolve and two groups very difficult. I was surprised to see that royals/monarchs was not accepted for the line of, erm, royals/monarchs. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17433: Cracking grid. Just couldn't get the Divine and Luck groups sorted out - perhaps there was more than one way of resolving it though. Scored 6/10. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17435: Lots of very difficult grids recently. Just 3/10 for me on this one, although I enjoyed the wide variety of subject matter here. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17440: One of the most difficult grids I've ever played. 0/10. I think you're overestimating us if you think this is an appropriate level at which to set them. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17438: Too difficult. I scored 0/10, but it would have been 1/10 if you would have accepted "horses" for the group that was, erm, horses. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17436: Never heard of the Parker line but it did make for good overlaps. 7/10 for me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

TENOMT @ #17416: What flaw it is hard, not impossible Your just throwing out negative comments. Put a grid up and be there to be criticized. (2 months, 1 week ago)

steve @ #368: having a category with exactly 4 possible answers makes it a little easy, but still very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Darto @ #17376: Very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Darto @ #17380: Nice- easy, but nice (2 months, 1 week ago)

Darto @ #17417: Fairly solvable, but nice grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Darto @ #17419: That was tough (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17324: Means of communicating not accepted for Forms of communication? And I think the poles follow the words rather than precede them (2 months, 1 week ago)

Castle @ #17294: Utter shambles, they are merely divided up into "Group A", "Group B" and so on, with no actual meaning behind any of it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17421: Should be 'Vulcan', not 'Vulcon'. And Syrah is a red wine, not a white one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17419: Noun/verb group not really specific enough for my liking. Otherwise a good grid though, very tricky. For a moment I thought one group referred specifically to the death of Rasputin... (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17430: Nice grid! Some good misleading red herrings. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17420: a, b, x, y, are also button names on xbox and nintendo controllers (2 months, 1 week ago)

LGG @ #17419: God anagrams was superb, but the noun/verb group was too vague for me (2 months, 1 week ago)

paulayres @ #17419: Greek god anagrams - that was tough! (2 months, 1 week ago)

LGG @ #17421: Vulcon? (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17417: got 10/10, but felt like i had to work for it - perfect balance imo (2 months, 1 week ago)

paulayres @ #17417: thanks, enjoyed this one... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bob Pringle @ #17421: syrah is a white wine, is it? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17417: Enjoyable quite easy grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

DJG @ #17386: this isn't your work - they have been on the TV programme (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17383: Not quite sure about the X group ... the definition doesn't quite work for me. Otherwise a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17417: Nice grid! And yes, although I did manage to solve it there were plenty of red herrings, so agree it's more Medium than Easy. Enjoyed this one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

John 2 @ #17424: Absolutely amazing! So creative! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17421: Well I spent 3 minutes roman around various wines until I got 2 groups in the last 10 seconds! Good grid but harsh. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #15067: This grid is great - groups everybody has heard of but sorting it out can be tricky. I got 10/10 but only just. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17383: Liked this one a lot. Solved the grid but then only got 2 of the groups correct - think I solved it by accident! Having said that, I put "Mathematical terms" for Plus, X group and I think that fits so I'm giving myself an extra point... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17417: Didn't mean to put Easy on this one - probably more Medium. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Simon @ #17377: Hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

LGG @ #17416: flawed (2 months, 1 week ago)

BwB @ #14801: Limewater? 🤔 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17384: Can swap tape with camera. Or with the other tape... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17380: Chess pieces yes... but this was new to me too. Rest of the grid felt a bit disconnected (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #17386: A classic grid, simple but fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mouse (D.P) @ #17375: Only solved thanks to the Two Ronnie's. Laughing out loud. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17389: I got 3 out of 4 correct but my answers, though right, were not accepted. Rather disappointed. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17397: Unfortunately Scream is misspelled. Otherwise it's a pretty good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17390: Nice variety in the grid, something for everyone, but I didn't enjoy the Daisy line personally, seemed very strange and obscure compared to the rest of the grid. Cheers though, scored 6/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17394: all the double letter states are also states with names derived from native languages, which since another category was states with names derived from royalty, is a likely line of thinking (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17324: Lots of classic themes here. Got a bit distracted half way through so only scored 6/10 but should have had 10/10 really. Cheers mate. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17397: Had a bit of a problem with the Yell group, as one of the clues was incorrectly typed, and it didn't accept "synonyms for shout" when that was exactly the connection. Apart from that, a fairly good grid with nice variety. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17357: I don't understand the Pound group description at all. Stopped me from getting 10/10. Oh well. And yes agree with other comments about no crossovers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17376: Great grid. I struggled to identify connections, but then got them all when they were revealed/sorted for me. Cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #17386: I agree with the previous comments about the Terminate line. Also, Ping Pong (or Table tennis) is not racquet sport and so I avoided using that word and then didn't get the point. A couple of minor tweaks and it would be an excellent grid!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nb @ #17354: Nice try but the solution is not unique, for example swan and plough can swap groups (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17385: good one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17394: Fun theme (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17395: Can precede the word or be followed by it - not 'be preceded by' it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17380: I don't think it has, Jo, but lots of classic themes that have been used plenty of times in the past. Bed sizes always sticks out like a sore thumb. Cheers for grid nevertheless, scored a fairly swift 10/10. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17386: I would recommend accepting the word "synonym" for any line whereby the words are even at least loosely synonymous, so as not to frustrate people, as I was marked incorrect for the Terminate line. Decent grid otherwise, cheers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Melissa @ #17394: Nice! (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17386: 'fire' should really be an acceptable answer for the 'discharge' line (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mappy @ #2758: Fantastic grid! Challenging & fun! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Upset @ #17389: The answers don't accept anything less than the exact wording you put in, which makes it near impossible to score in the second half. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17358: 'symmetrical' should really be accepted for the theta line (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17359: Very nice - well thought out festive grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17376: Agree with haywood (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17375: Good idea, but too tenuous I fear (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17382: All been said (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17352: Very clever red herrings in this one! Love it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17382: I have to agree with the other commenters ... the 'thing' group is an incredibly tenuous, barely-there link and 'verse' isn't really a musical term, it's a lyrical one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

dlhdslh @ #17352: Great grid :) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17369: Tricky! Interestingly varied. (2 months, 1 week ago)

sos @ #17375: Oh dear (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17380: Has this one not appeared before? (2 months, 1 week ago)

sos @ #17376: Enjoyable! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17382: Verse isn’t a musical term as such, and it’s stave, not staff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

TeaDrinker @ #17372: Hard to get the correctly spelt group from in the UK (2 months, 1 week ago)

sos @ #17382: Rubbish!!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

me @ #17382: Tenuous. (2 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #17358: I guess you think you're smart... (2 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #17376: good grid. johns line is too vague, though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17367: Good grid! Difficult but clever! Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mappy @ #6201: This was challenging, but very enjoyable! Best one I've played so far! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #8199: Love this grid. A very nice challenge. Very close to Only Connect style. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #8884: Super bowl. Argghhh. Not a big sports fan. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #17369: Tricky stuff. Liked the 5 vowels one. Greek letters perhaps a shade on the obscure side, apart from the slip of the keyboard re eta and chi pointed out below. Good stuff though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

pfaurenz @ #17355: nice grid, got 7/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Puzzled @ #17357: Ceaser should be Caesar. Baffled by the homonyms (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lesley @ #17376: Good grid. Definitely 'get'-able but challenging (2 months, 1 week ago)

TT @ #17370: Unfortunately I don't even know what Quark is... (2 months, 1 week ago)

TT @ #17367: A good puzzle - not too easy. Accepted 'conductors' in lieu of 'composers' - is that also correct? (2 months, 1 week ago)

TT @ #17365: Agree with JS - I put the word 'intelligent' in and it was not accepted (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17367: Your description of the composers misspelled "obscure" :-) Good grid though, just much too tough for me This morning (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dottie @ #17357: Should be “roses” rather than “rose” (2 months, 1 week ago)

bg @ #17369: the explanation for hidden greek letters says 'eta' when it should say 'chi' (2 months, 1 week ago)

perrya @ #17281: hockey pucks are not spheres (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17267: I put animal head parts for the nose group which should be equally acceptable so have myself the point anyway. (2 months, 1 week ago)

x @ #17361: skye spelt wrong (2 months, 1 week ago)

asdfgas @ #17352: Like the famous Harry's and poet rows, really confused me with the England footballers surnames, good red herrings, nice grid, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggs @ #17362: quick solve (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17365: Could do with some more red herrings I think - also, maybe accept some more similar adjectives as acceptable answers for your 'learned' group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Angie T @ #630: I vaguely remember from my uni course that the frigate bird has a very special way to attract a mate. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Angie T @ #17318: Definitely festive and some nice ideas. Perhaps falls down on having 9 examples of one of your links meaning there are too many viable answers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Els @ #17318: Garbage (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggs @ #17360: Tough but fair (2 months, 1 week ago)

whattuheck @ #17365: Not being British made this very difficult for me (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tom @ #16043: not your best (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tom @ #16044: Amazing board, great stuff Traut mann (2 months, 1 week ago)

Squiggle @ #17318: Like the ideas, but don't know why 'types of plant' for the first category wasn't accepted. The given answer very unlikely to be guessed! (2 months, 1 week ago)

cazza @ #630: well - what's a frigate bird?? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Squiggle @ #17365: A satisfying grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lw @ #17369: V tough but achievable. Red herrings got me!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Linda M @ #17366: Fantastic. I love Only connect (2 months, 1 week ago)

Angie T @ #17357: I understood the homonyms group. Maybe could have improved the grid with some red herrings. Thanks Rosie :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #17357: I am baffled by the homonym group (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #15871: Nice simple grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #17361: weird - I solved the grid, but none of my connections was correct! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #696: I put in; start with P and end with E for the Pete group. Didn't know what a compère was. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #12437: Love the ghosts! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #1110: Thank you for a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lw @ #17317: Bit too clever for its own good. Not satisfying. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #17330: Excellent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

alicoo @ #17201: specific color ?? don't be ridiculous ! (colour) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peachy @ #17232: I enjoyed this. Typo on cheshire tho (2 months, 1 week ago)

whattuheck @ #17330: Awesome! I got 7, only didn't guess the category right for the Bo & Luke category, probably because I'm not American but still this was a great board. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Julie @ #11973: Nice puzzle (2 months, 1 week ago)

me @ #17329: Could swap "pool" and "coffee" and still have a solution, so this is not a valid grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Julie @ #1396: Ambiguous if you don't get two sets- good mix of types of groups (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tool @ #17329: Way many option for one grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #14746: Not a grid for me, this one - too many connections of a similar type for me, and not a type that really appeals. It's clever, but I do agree with the other comments about the 'Flake' group, it's just a step too far. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #17351: Nice one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #17324: Liked this grid, spotted the groups but took me ages to work out what the red herrings were for each one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #17330: Didn't get the connection for the Loki group as it's something I know almost nothing about, but really liked this grid and strangely somehow saw the Kilgrave group straight away. V clever. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #17333: I did find this one easy but that might have been because of the positioning of the items in the grid when I played it which made one group jump out straight away! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grimaldi @ #17351: Great grid! Lots of red herrings and although I could see the themes for for the last two groups were I couldn't quite pick the right things in time. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sid @ #17351: nice (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peachy @ #17277: Fun once I got started. Interesting grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Koptaman @ #14746: Lake one ridiculous. Way too obscure. Otherwise good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Turkey @ #17330: The "Kilgrave etc." line wasn't remotely obvious at any point to me. Probably the most tenuous connection I've ever seen in one of these. (2 months, 1 week ago)

zac tudor @ #17307: too easy (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17325: I agree the missing letters is too harsh if not the same letter. Also, I actually think water goes with the life group although I admit that life is a better fit. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17326: Very nice and enjoyable - couldn't get the final 2 groups without losing my lives then got 3 groups so 5/10 overall. Not bad I think as I would have never got the surfing category. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17330: Another good one - only managed to get one group but 3 more on the guesses once grid resolved. Loved the Kilgrave etc. line as it was so obvious once I saw them together. Wondering if there were any more red herrings that I can't spot! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17333: I would say that was easy level - not very easy. I got 10/10 in 33 seconds but there were still some crossovers but groups were quite obvious. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17320: Good stuff, thanks for setting (2 months, 1 week ago)

Val Crow @ #17333: Good grid, well done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17325: ... and that sort of group really needs a consistent missing letter usually (2 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #17333: Was easy enough but still a good enjoyable grid :) (2 months, 1 week ago)

nizlamb @ #17333: Sorry I forgot to set the difficulty level? Although it may well be Very Easy, first I've submitted (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #17325: enjoyed this, but unless your from Beer in Devon would have struggled (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jeffy2 @ #17321: Hi make no more stuip one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jeffy2 @ #17328: Hi (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jeffy2 @ #17328: Stupid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pretty girl @ #17327: Jenny you are a idout (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jenny @ #17327: This grid was easy and next time please check your spelling otherwis good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pretty girl @ #17327: This is cool (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pretty girl @ #17328: This is god dam hard next time make it easy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pretty girl @ #17328: This is god dam hard next time make it easy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #17318: Hmmmm.......... Didn't quite work but some nice ideas. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #17320: Missed the silent film stars connection, but a really enjoyable grid with good crossovers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

G. @ #17318: [SPOILERS] Though the distinction between them was clear, having two categories composed of plants seems... odd. Unfitting. Both sets involving "Christmas" is a little less of an issue, I guess because there's leeway in wordplay for getting cute. Festive, though! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17314: Yep very good - saw all 4 groups by the end but only had time to actually get 1 group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17324: Fairly easy but good grid, nicely put together. I got all 4 groups pretty quickly but not the link on the wordy one so 7/10 for me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mappy @ #3608: Great grid! There were a lot of fun connections there. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mappy @ #8619: Fantastic grid! I had lots of fun solving it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #8000: Blue's grids are always very enjoyable! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17250: Neither former high street stores or fictional archers were accepted but ok otherwise (2 months, 1 week ago)

CM @ #17317: Liked the look of it. Two fairly gettable with a bit of thought. Two impossibly obscure to my mind. Could have gone a bit more general across the board and still been a stiff challenge. A game of two halves. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17309: I wrote this board and I am definitely British!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17300: Great grid - I spotted the potential groups straight away but sooooo many red herrings made it really challenging! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Koptaman @ #16749: Good grid other than the Blackadder because was also titles, so no need to think further and technically correct. (2 months, 1 week ago)

nonsuch @ #8625: Doesn't accept 'King's, with an apostrophe (2 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #17307: EPLSqueezy 10/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

J @ #16957: it didn't like country but probably would have said yes to countries. not too easy but not too difficult (2 months, 1 week ago)

Liz @ #17309: Should be made clear if a board is compiled by US source as some connections are too local (2 months, 1 week ago)

yes @ #5344: yes (2 months, 1 week ago)

TENOMT @ #17297: Its rated as a hard grid, and so may I suggest you try medium level or easy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Rantos @ #17285: Poor proofreading. My apologies. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #17307: Crown and supreme are interchangeable (both chicken/court). (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17297: First names are always a bit too vague as there are probably hundreds of groups of people which include 4 common names such as John, George etc. so very difficult and a bit infuriating. I think for future grids, try using more of a variety of categories so one group could be first names but other groups should be completely different. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #17307: Fun grid, though I lost points for saying “inebriated” instead of intoxicated. That should probably be allowed. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #17242: Very difficult but fair. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lal @ #5633: Great (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lal @ #368: Good one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17287: Agree with Jim - thought it would be possible but got those two so 4/10. I guessed post codes for the last one but didn't know where they were! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17308: Great ideas on this grid but I think the cereals link is a bit tenuous - I got 4/10 overall, only getting one group but then seeing the 3 other connections. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17307: Very enjoyable grid and got stuck on the red herrings for a while but managed to get through it and 10/10 in the end. (2 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #17271: At last, got a full house! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ted @ #17283: Nice tidy no nonsense grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

pfaurenz @ #17291: It's not the same part, sure - they all aren't, but why shouldn't it work? (2 months, 1 week ago)

CM @ #17292: It has to be all lower case to make one group work at all (and for red herring) and I liked the mislead on another . Deliberately incorrect case and punctuation was a cute device I thought. Quite crossword-ish. (2 months, 1 week ago)

BwB @ #15724: 👍 for the Goth theme (2 months, 1 week ago)

CM @ #17296: Alright. Win would have been better chosen (and gets the points). (2 months, 1 week ago)

Porridge @ #14671: Very original and fun thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

BwB @ #15739: 10/10 😀 Only to be expected with a Fab Four theme 👍 (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17296: Your description of the 'victory' group doesn't work. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JS @ #17296: Your description of the 'victory' group doesn't work. (2 months, 1 week ago)

rabbit @ #17290: Pretty easy this one - nice categories (2 months, 1 week ago)

TheGame @ #17291: The group containing Cormorant does not work; not the same category (part/name) (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #17097: I liked it, Young Hope. Thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lovely stuff @ #17267: Lovely stuff. Great grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mugwump @ #17283: Good grid, got 10/10 even with all the red herrings though the seal etc. group was very familiar! Might be coincidence but I used the exact same group a few days ago... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17292: Strangely formatted with full lower case letters, looked a bit scruffy to be honest. Some good links though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

me @ #17118: Should accept "celestial bodies" for "things in space" (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17290: Nice - quite easy. Not too many crossovers. Had not heard of Twelve... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17279: Very nice - thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #17225: The Whig group is very clever, especially considering the crossover. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17281: Or did it. Phones... (2 months, 1 week ago)

me @ #4517: This is not a valid grid since "Gap" and "Cut" can be swapped between their respective categories. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #17287: Ace! Felt very clever to get the girls names and the shops. Had no idea about the other 2, but still enjoyed it a lot. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #8541: I put down 'Eer' but was marked wrong. :( (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #17270: fair test (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17280: I don't see the harm in making them public tbh, given the setter name (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #17281: Even grids for kids should have crossovers?... ( it did it ?) (2 months, 1 week ago)

me @ #17281: Should accept "surfaces" for the 3d shapes category (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #98: fine grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #2297: n (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #1396: Good test (2 months, 1 week ago)

TENOMT @ #17281: Good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #8403: good clues (2 months, 1 week ago)

Z @ #17285: two of the same word is a serious no go - inputting the correct group with the wrong partridge doesn't get accepted. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #17279: Good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #17283: Excellent grid. Nice and varied with good crossovers. Not too hard. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wadey @ #17283: Nice grid, much enjoyed (2 months, 1 week ago)

Author of this grid @ #17280: I did see the button but made it public to see if others would appreciate really easy grids kids can do. I'm planning to get mine into these grids via easy ones. If I make make more, they'll be private. (2 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #17283: a good grid ,well done (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #184: complete puzzle (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17280: Was this meant to be public? If it's for a small group of people to be shared locally, there's an option to make a grid private (i.e. so it doesn't show up on the homepage, but can still be linked to send to others to play). Not that I'm complaining - 10/10 in 12 seconds is a nice change from all the other difficult grids. (2 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #17272: Nice grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17269: Very difficult. But clever. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17266: Difficult, particularly the lengths and drugs groups. Thank you! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Author @ #17280: I just tried this out and realised that you have to type 'Transformers' (plural). 'Transformer' is not accepted. Sorry! Note to self: be more careful when writing grids (2 months, 1 week ago)

whattuheck @ #17267: It accepted 'ads' for the Quince category for some reason, not that I'm complaining (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grumpy @ #17075: I think quite sure about 'acoustic' and 'electric' might be interchangeable. Both are type of guitars, but there seems to be also an 'electric theory'. It has about half the hits on Google compared to 'acoustic theory', so it might be less common, but it does seem to exist. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ted @ #17276: Good one! Chinese zodiac stumped me (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17268: JP - yes it does work. Simple. Andy - I know, it was just a bit of fun, not meant to be taken too seriously (2 months, 1 week ago)

claire @ #13420: for the first grid I definitely knew they were body parts but did not know how to figure out what they meant by "find the link" & that was the first grid so I missed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Life Aquatic @ #17255: Wish I did better. Nice quiz. (2 months, 1 week ago)

cant C @ #14868: add "can't see" for blind category (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #17248: Fish wasn't accepted but fishes is the given answer. Fishes is a present particip!e of the verb to fish. The plural of fish is fish! Also the belt group hold clothes up not just trousers as suspenders can hold up socks or stockings as well. (2 months, 1 week ago)

pfaurenz @ #17256: Good grid but really hard. I just got the Slipper category (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #17068: A fun challenge. Thank you (2 months, 1 week ago)

pfaurenz @ #17253: Great grid, got 10/10. Enjoyed it very much. (2 months, 1 week ago)

CM @ #17260: Got 10/10 without really knowing two of the groups, so a bit generous with the linking terms perhaps. (2 months, 1 week ago)

CM @ #17264: Liked it. Theme makes for an easy solve in the end, but there were a couple in there that made me think it was all a big red herring. Nearly double-bluffed myself. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #17267: Excellent. Clever red herrings, all the better for being plausible and guessable, which isn't always the case with these grids (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #17260: Not bad, though I'm not sure why the deities were specified without the final s. I think it would have been just as tricky if the names had been given in full, but maybe I'm missing something. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #17236: Too vague and tenuous, made it difficult but not entertaining (2 months, 1 week ago)

JP @ #17268: These are not grouped by connection. It doesn't work, sorry. (2 months, 1 week ago)

cazza @ #651: liked this (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17266: Clever but hard. Cheers for setting. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #17268: A clever grid I suppose, and something a bit different, but not for me, sorry. Call me boring :) (2 months, 1 week ago)

val @ #17260: good wookout (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tobius Bird @ #17086: What is a roblox? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Tobie Bird @ #17086: This is a bad grid and you should feel bad (2 months, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #17260: Nice groups - thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Heather @ #1396: Great grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Heather @ #1396: Great grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

LGG @ #17262: Blenheim (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #11262: Interesting grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nicetea @ #5795: Wish 'snacks' was accepted for the crisps group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #17260: EXCLLENT (2 months, 1 week ago)

big g @ #4494: I put currency doh why wasnt that right (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17253: Very hard, didn't get any! (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #17223: Loved the shadow group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17254: Very hard. Only got one group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17256: Good grid, but too hard for my brain! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17260: Good grid, enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17261: Clever grid, only got one group. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #5633: Very nice! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kimbo @ #17227: Good grid, enjoyed it 😁 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jo @ #5666: Rather an odd description for the football one. A nice grid otherwise. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Katie @ #17237: bet u can't turn me on (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #17253: top quality and pretty hard too (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #17257: no logic - pure guesswork not heard of half of the sayings !!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wadey @ #17250: Nice grid - agree archers should be accepted but the rest was really good. Hands up who else tried to find Reindeer first? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

me @ #17252: nio (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

big g @ #12: what was wrong about websites to separate them is out of date spelling. A few editorially conservative publications still use the two-word Web site, but this relic of the 1990's has fallen out of favor throughout the English-speaking world. The one-word, uncapitalized website now prevails by an overwhelming margin. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

busker @ #583: good puzzle (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

cazza @ #709: sorry, thought the rhyming slang was stupidly obscure. bet no-one got it.... or maybe i'm not too bright...…! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

cazza @ #710: Jaffa cakes are definitely biscuits! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nicetea @ #4359: Fagin threw me off track. Nice grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nicetea @ #12138: Nice grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17246: Good one - managed 10 - enjoyed verb and also circus groups. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17247: Really struggled there and scored 2/10. Disappointed as I'm usually strong on the connections that are just linking words. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17253: I did poorly with this but then I always struggle when a certain series is involved. Well constructed grid though with a herring for every group (just the ropey plural away from perfection) but worth the 5 stars from me. Thank you Muggy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17251: Agree with LB. Some of the elements of the grid and the comments make it seem like this was meant to be ticked as a private grid between 12-16 year old students. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17246: Decent enough grid. I enjoyed the Circus line. Scored 5/10. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17253: Good grid. Scored 7/10 after not being able to say what the House line was. Cheers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17252: Came to say exactly the same as Mugwump. The Brazil line seemed a bit incongruously difficult compared to the rest, and I can't see what it overlaps with, even after googling. Cheers though! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17254: When I clicked to do this grid, the rating was three stars and fiendish. I don't know who was voting that way, but they must be insane. That was really good fun, and I managed a moral 10/10 (typo on one answer gave me 7/10). Cheers! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

BILL NYE @ #3454: PLUTO IS NOT A PLANET (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

KNOBBY @ #17249: OK ENJOYABLE (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17233: Think the film group is too specific in its answer without Victoria there to say she wants a bit more. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17217: I would have scored 10/10 if it hadn't been so specific to bytes as they are the names of any powers of the as pointed out below. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17243: Sorry - I did put Cape as the only correct answer so not sure why it was not accepted. Also, vegetables is not the correct answer for this group - plus Gourd is not a veg but a fruit. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17201: Agree with the comments below. Colours and mammals should be accepted. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #17046: Challenging. Shame about the typo: it should be nickel, no? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17247: Hard, but no obscurities. Liked it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17252: Last etc. eluded me even after hearing it a hundred flaming times today. I doubt Father is on shop any playlist and I'm glad to be reminded of it, so thanks for that and a nice grid to boot. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17250: Some nice groups. Obvious, but nice. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17186: The German one has a significant misspelling. I don't know the others well enough to comment. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17167: Oh good! My dog found the chainsaw! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #17251: Why do people have to be rude? I didn't particularly like this grid, but don't need to swear about it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJ @ #17250: I think 'archers' should be accepted for the fictional characters! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #17250: Nice grid. no crossovers other than reindeer names so easy to solve but I enjoyed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #17251: What a waste of 3 mins. Who the f**k is Harry Dotters, and how the he'll am I supposed to know the names of your teachers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17242: 1/10 for me to but it was such a good grid as I should have known all of it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17252: Good grid, I solved it pretty quickly, quicker than I was expecting. However lack of knowledge on the Brazil etc. line let me down so 7/10 for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17240: 6/10 - I actually got the burst one quite quickly and struggled with the ships! I think burst is correct as I don't think you can say blow a blood vessel or pop a tire, but I may be wrong! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17249: Not bad but not as enjoyable when all the links are wordy ones and not other categories and some of the links feel a bit forced. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17250: Nice grid - thought I had them all but didn't actually see the connection between the fictional characters - obvious when you think about it though!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #17248: Not bad grid - although very easy even with some nice crossovers. I can't help but think you could have thought of something else to go with belt etc. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #17248: Isn't holding trousers up the same as keeping them from falling down? Both answers should be accepted. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

me @ #4772: This is an invalid grid. You can swap any of the "shirts" with golf to get an alternate solution. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #17251: Teschers? Also, Spider-Man, not Spiderman (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17238: Hmmmm, candle brill, stretch to get designed for the hand... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17241: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #17250: Nice grid to distract this afternoon :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #17251: Ur a fucking idiot (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

dawood zaman @ #17251: very interesting but not up to my intellect (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TJB @ #7639: Never had so much fun with a grid I got 1 point on (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bigbobbabe @ #17242: its apooling (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nicetea @ #17243: Mimi I also put 'vegetables', lol (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nicetea @ #17245: Great grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17242: Very clever- had me guessing rather than solving. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17243: Good grid, but solutions needed to be a little broader. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17244: Great gridding. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TJB @ #12432: Great grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17245: Lovely stuff, thanks! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bloo @ #17241: Sort of annoying that it didnt accept make up without the hyphen. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TJB @ #17209: Thanks for the feedback - clear and constructive! Today I learned - the Japanese photography company Canon does not spell cannon correctly. Duly noted! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17242: Ingenious, but somehow unenticing! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17243: The groups are easy to find, though not necessarily for the answers given! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17245: Very nice! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

big g @ #5267: great (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bloo @ #17243: Cape is not being accepted as an answer even though when you check it it says the answer is Cape/ (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mimi @ #187: I agree with Frank. And Chekhov is spelt Chekhov - the Star Trek guy is Checkov (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mimi @ #17243: So 'vegetables' doesn't count as a correct answer??? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17237: A bit unorthodox in terms of its connections, and as such, I only scored 1/10. Cheers though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17236: Strange grid with tenuous links and I didn't really enjoy it, sorry. That's not to say that other people won't, though. I scored 1/10. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17238: Difficult grid. The Plymouth line was quite nice, a bit gutted I didn't see that, but I'd kind-of given up on the grid at that point because the rest was so obscure and strangely constructed (in my opinion, at least). Cheers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17241: A bit of a strange grid, in that I got all the groups sorted, but then didn't score any bonus points for my offerings in the group identification. I don't think I've ever done that before. My detailed feedback: - It didn't accept "make up" because you wanted "make-up" with the hyphen. - It didn't accept "parts of a tent" for the parts of a tent ... I'm somewhat confused by what you mean by "structural elements". - For Ball, Bolt, etc, I went for "lightning", and this was given as wrong. I suppose that's fair as it only matched three of the clues. Dungeons and Dragons is very niché and I was never getting that. - The Cyclops line had some very obscure parts to it but I suppose was gettable. Cheers anyway. Looking forward to your future grids if you leave out the very obscure lines :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17143: Enjoyed that, scored 7/10 after not being able to identify the Cross group, said Bun but that was not what you were after (and didn't fit with Crow anyway). Cheers for the grid. Really enjoyed the Pocket line. It's not often I give 5 stars! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave @ #120: I think "faucet" should have accepted "tap". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17240: I think, in addition to the suggestion below, that Blow is also an acceptable answer. Struggled with this one and only scored 3/10. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17242: Wow very difficult. I scored 1/10, mainly thanks to a few terms I've never heard of in this context, so the red herrings ruined me. That's probably on me though and not you. Cheers! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17243: A really nice grid but I was marked wrong on two things I was actually correct on. I'm not really too bothered but this might annoy some people. Cheers! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

me @ #17240: Should accept 'pop' for 'burst' (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17226: Man - you guys are good!! Have to say I missed the P link. Brilliant. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #17120: I really enjoyed this one. Thank you (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16824: I'm with you James (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mascari @ #17242: Love it! Loads of red herrings, really like bowl. I thought the leaf row was about the parts of a sword but that still helped me guess it. Think China should have been allowed for Crockery. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mascari @ #17240: Pretty good, not difficult but I think the burst did take me a while to get. Think that first row should allow Reality TV as an answer. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #14056: You had me going with the red herrings and of course that last group got me :( (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #5983: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #3361: I said "flower colors", but that was considered incorrect... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17238: Sorry Giggsy, you're gonna hate this one xd (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #11973: Misspelling on "woolen". Other than that, nice grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bournemouth @ #17224: The gridmaker is right about ante and auntie being pronounced the same way. Mr Tom is wrong. Don't listen to anyone from the south of England when it comes to pronunciations. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #2184: I faltered on finding the last two groups. Once the grid was solved, finding the connections was much easier. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #8000: Yep, the last group kept me guessing. I suspected it, but didn't have the guts to give the correct answer. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #13420: Nice grid. I learned some new words along the way :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #16838: Minus points for the fail on "programming languages". Other than that, nice groups. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #17190: I called the "materials" group "fabrics" which was not accepted as correct. Materials is too wide a name. Wood is a material too, but wouldn't fit in this particular group. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #17194: Snails and worms are not insects. The sports are all ball sports, but not exclusively British or even all originating in Britain... I agree with JS (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #17213: Things you can sit on and things you can find in the kitchen were connections with not enough specificity. I had furniture and baking as the connections. If sitting was the word needed to be considered correct... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #566: my favourite grid so far, thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymousmagic @ #17234: The first three groups were quite easy. Then again, I am the sort of person who should know those connections. The last group threw me for a loop. 7 points for me... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17235: Really liked this grid - some great red herrings! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17226: Brilliant as usual. But like Tom I spotted lots of connections for each group. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17227: Exactly as Mister Tom. Good fun though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17234: All fell quickly, but the Skint category, which I only got out by elimination gave me pause for thought. Took twice as long to solve as the rest together. I liked it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #13: Good grid, Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17234: Nice grid. The Bashing line was clever, I just didn't see it, and now feel very silly. Cheers mate. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17227: Week's was very good. Rest was ...Ok. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17120: GCSE biology? :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17216: Agree with the other comments - in a good grid, you'll understand the connection when it's revealed, even if you didn't spot it. But the vast majority of people are just going to shrug when they see one of yours - it's something most people haven't even heard of, let alone seen. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17227: And Eritea, Comoros, Ethiopia and I would imagine a hundred tropical birds. Far too vague. Oh and linking terms should really include the singular to be fair to solvers. I liked the days though, which I've not seen before. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #17174: CLEVER af (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17233: Nice grid, I like this one! Not too hard but definitely enough of a challenge to be fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #17226: Wow! Daunting at first, but I managed two connections. Well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rubberlisa @ #17218: Couldn’t get jimmys because thought it was jiminy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #17227: Solved grid, stumped on South Africa and days of the week, though once I knew the latter, I loved it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mappy @ #17099: Although I felt the footballers connection was too niche and Adams and Beckham are the same Spice Girl, this is still a good grid. I particularly enjoyed the "Central" connection. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mappy @ #17101: Really imaginative wall! You did a great job. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17226: Very nice... the flea group also has the property that you can replace the first letter with a P (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17195: Agree with CM. It's frustrating when an otherwise good grid has one group in it like that. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17217: Same as below comments. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #17217: Quite nifty, but it's terabyte, as already pointed out below. That's important, because terra has completely different connotations (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17224: Technically , pineapple is not 1 fruit but many. More to the point that is completely not how ante is pronounced. Rays or pony or Tern? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

John P @ #583: enjoyed it, easy once Record was identified. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #7: Not heard of optical illusions, but clever grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17223: Cleveland doesnt work- browns not the singular- but clever misdirection (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #6: Very difficult, especially the FISH group! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #3: Good grid, enjoyed it, Thank you! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

whattuheck @ #1744: I know I'm 6 years late, but it didn't accept superheroes for the __man section, despite them all being superheroes. It didn't except elements for the metals section either. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #15756: Curse you and your groups of SIX anagrams! :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17113: The informed group won't accept synonyms but otherwise I liked it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17190: Broadening your linking terms will make for a more satisfying solve, regardless of how easy. No fun to get a puzzle this easy half 'wrong'. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17195: I'd be amazed if anyone gets the songs other than setter. Otherwise good. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sam @ #17217: Thanks for the grid! As others have mentioned, the peta/tera/etc. line applies to essentially any unit of measurement though, not just bytes. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #4112: The airport one is pretty hard! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #4177: A tantalising grid! Could see what the groups were, but got lost in the crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #4186: An interesting grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17186: Clever concept but although I knew the German words and got them right my answer wasn't acceptable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17190: Got it easily but my (correct) answers didn't match accepted answers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17193: Got it pretty quickly and correctly but my answers didn't match exactly so I lost points! Grrr! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17195: The songs beat me! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17194: Snails and worms aren't insects, so that group doesn't work at all. You also need to make your answers less specific - not all the sports you've named are exclusively British and it doesn't accept 'games' or 'ball games'. And you need to accept 'phrases' or 'sayings' as well as idioms for the colours category. The grid is incredibly easy to solve as but your definitions really don't work at all. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17201: Not a good grid, unfortunately. The 'animals' group is incredibly vague, the colours group doesn't accept 'colours' as an answer, the 'flower' parts one doesn't accept 'plants' and there are no real red herrings at all. It's really easy to separate out the groups but then you've made it impossible to score for the connections. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JS @ #17214: 'Hill' doesn't fit your definition for that group at all, unfortunately. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17218: I liked. Hard without being eye rolling. Only got the proverb out by elimination at the end and didn't get the link. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Reynardine @ #17217: I would personally have expected 'Normandy' to be a key word on the relevant grouping ^^; Beyond that, concurring with the SI Units point. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hd @ #17218: Very good :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17216: I think the very best grids are the ones where you go "Ohhhh, of course" when you see the link. 3 of the links here could fall into that category - the 4th is more a "How, who and what the fck?" sort of reaction. Definitely one for someone with very (very) specific knowledge. Nothing wrong with that but there won't be many 10/10 scored here. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17210: Excellent gridding, well done. Very tough but entertaining. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17217: Fun, but very easy. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CaptFarrell @ #17210: Thanks guys- my first grid so sorry if it’s a bit too difficult! @TennisTallulah- I think your comment might be meant for a different grid? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17218: Excellent, very hard! Only got one row😎 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TennisTallulah @ #17210: Would be better if ‘cannon’ was spelt correctly! Canon means something different - therefore difficult to make the connection... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Imaterrier @ #4321: Two vague categories otherwise good fun (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Imaterrier @ #4321: Two categories vague, otherwise good fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Imaterrier @ #17194: Now I know what an idiom is! Didn’t know a snail was an insect though? Otherwise good fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17210: Good one. Very tough for non fans (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17214: A fine mess you got me into (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17217: Agree with Tom. Nice grid but extremely easy. It needs herrings and corssovers. I also agree with Tom that Peta, Tera, Mega and Giga are all SI unit prefixes donating scale in powers of ten. They can be applied to practically any unit, examples that commonly use them are Bytes, Bits, FLOPs and Hertz. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17216: Nice idea and overlaps: 1 group in particular was ridiculously obscure tho (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17217: Terra should be Tera and doesn't only relate to bytes. Also, I saw no overlaps between groups. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17203: If you read this first, do not waste your time (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17203: oh dear... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17209: Apart from sp of cannon a good grid. Stall group was fun. Try more crossovers that throw people off. Thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17196: Stop being a sore looser, Jim. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17204: As below. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17196: The "all died of drug overdoses" connection isn't accurate at all. Michael Jackson died of a heart attack, Amy Winehouse alcohol poisoning, Avicii's death was reported as suicide and Jimi Hendrix chocked on his own vomit. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17201: Some of the accepted answers are probably too specific. I said "mammals" for the animals one and it was apparently wrong. I said "shades of colours" for the "flesh" group and that was also wrong apparently. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17204: You've spelled Beatles wrong and it doesn't accept the correct answer. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

fermad @ #17154: very confused by this - was it perhaps specifically made for a company/event? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17210: Difficult. Not heard of many of these words before! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17214: Loved the Baldwin group. But Hill doesn't fit that definition, sorry. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #17213: Easy grid, so I was glad to get top marks for a change! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17148: Thing is, I actually was thinking along those lines because of "livid..." but there's nothing to cue us in to looking at the middle letter of the others. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17145: You have a vowel in one of your missing vowels. :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17143: Very nice. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17209: Good stuff. 10/10 in 1:30 for me. I'm currently reading a book which coincides nicely with this grid, so that helped. Only one red herring that I spotted, and I found the Nestor group with some reasonable guesses at the 2 tiles I wasn't sure of. Only got the Stall link after the wall resolved. Not super-hard, but a nice work-out. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17204: BeAtles. George. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17136: Excellent! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17113: A couple more factors on Amazon. First of all, they likely weight averages, so I'm not sure it's a pure mathematical mean. Second, people won't usually go to Amazon to give "mediocre" feedback; if you look at the actual ratings most have 5 stars or 1. Here, you are "forced" to give a rating after playing, so people who have middling feelings are more likely to weigh in. I'd be curious to see the actual stats on rankings rather than just the mean we are given. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17129: Looks like a non-unique answer? Because of the crossovers, looks like you can swap Jet -> Amber -> Red -> Vogue -> Jet. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17113: Odd then that I can buy hinges that have 5 stars after 237 reviews on Amazon. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17113: Well, the lack of 5-star grids is just due to how people rank, and how averages work. I usually rank things 5 stars unless there is actually a problem with the grid, but I assume lots of people will rank 3 as "average" and 5 as "really fun" subjectively. Factor in people having different subjective opinions, and it gets vanishingly rare for the average score to end up in the 5 range. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

BwB @ #16909: I put synonyms for plunder for the loot group and it wasn’t allowed! ☹️ (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #17201: Pretty pathetic to be honest (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17205: Ditto (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #17208: a good grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17197: Got there with 1s spare. Mantle really threw me. Good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17209: Thanks TJB. Difficult to give feedback on the grid because I didn’t have a clue with two of the groups, so no idea if there are any red herrings in there. There is a spelling mistake which took me off track for a bit. Anyway, I got 2 groups with the links for each one. To get the others would have needed me to hit a 6-1 shot because I was down to pure luck with the 3 attempts at the end. Thank you :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #98: first ten out of ten I've completed! Thank you! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #10577: good grid. Got stuck on the letters! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TJB @ #17209: First grid, any feedback is much appreciated! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pale Fisher @ #17205: America is NOT a country. Chaina? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Shonosuke @ #17194: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

atsushi @ #17194: nice (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Donald @ #15067: well constructed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17169: Bit difficult for me and I struggled. I also think "Line" was a valid answer for the "Life" group as well, but maybe Fireline is a stretch. Cheers though, and how nice to see a normal grid in amongst all the themed or novelty ones! Respect for that! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17194: Fun and easy enough but I think you need to work on your search terms a bit so that players get awarded the correct points. Cheers though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #17193: Didn't allow one word answers such as woodwind, keyboard but bizarrely did allow percussion. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17194: Polo comes from Central Asia. Worms and snails are not insects. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #17194: A GOOD FUN GRID .WELL DONE (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #17166: *Caesar. @Wadey technically its correct not to accept Emperors as Caesar wasn't an emperor. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17173: Thank you both (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Urtica ferox @ #2297: I really enjoyed this one! Got caught out by the berries. My brain was stuck on things used to stuff bedding and conveniently ignored "black"... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anonymouse @ #17071: The fact that you have to click on the "correct" 2 or 4, since there is more than one, and that the final connections don't include "multiples of 10" or "divisible by 5" and instead only take "ends in 0" or "ends in 5" is frustrating and unfair. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Donald @ #184: As others have pointed out, there is more than one unique solution - so not a good wall. Shouldn't be on the Best grids list (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #17178: Solved the grid without knowing three of the connections at all. Not sure how I managed that. Enjoyable connections for grid once I looked them up (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

whattuheck @ #17183: not easy but not fiendish either (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave @ #119: did someone do this as a joke or? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

whattuheck @ #17168: Never heard of any of those songs, and don't know much about football so didn't do so well. (It was slightly too niche) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17174: I enjoyed that. Had to concentrate but scored 10/10. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17162: Relatively straight forward but enjoyable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17172: Easy but fun. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #420: from the UK, so didn't get most references - loved the vanilla group - though i missed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17173: Not THAT easy grid. Great fun, thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16701: Sorry, I was in Mambo No 5 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16701: What about me! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17174: Nice. Isn't it "server", not "service" though? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #1635: Good grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #1622: Quite easy, but pleasant. One or two unfamiliar words for UK participants. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #1631: Nice crossovers! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kimbo @ #8355: Tricky. But clever😎 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Claude @ #17174: Nice (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nonsuch @ #4299: Victoria didn't accede in 1819 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #389: Not bad, but would recommend that you substitute 'anger' for 'wrath',as anger is not a deadly sin. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17174: Pretty good. My numeric trivia was up to scratch :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #17174: nicely done! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

T @ #17167: Stitch isn't a dog, he's an escaped alien experiment (who behave's like a dog at times) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17174: Great grid. I have to say I did quite poorly due to bad chemical knowledge and getting 20-20 stuck in my head but enjoyed it none the less. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nicetea @ #17173: Easy grid. Very enjoyable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

nicetea @ #17178: Good grid. The fox ones were difficult for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wadey @ #17166: Agree with Barahir about dice. It didn't accept Roman Emperors as an answer either (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wadey @ #17169: Like it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tews @ #17174: Good! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Barahir @ #17166: Cube has 6 faces not sides, dice don't have to be cubes (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tews @ #17172: Kids stuff. Fun! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #17166: Good grid. Hadn't heard of cob salad but believe it should be spelled cobb. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #17167: Good grid but didn't accept tramp as an answer despite it being included as a red herring (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17168: Disagree. Not nearly as 'niche' as some. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17167: Yeah decent enough grid but a difficult test of some nicely varied categories. I scored 3. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ceremir @ #17167: I didn't get bowling but it's obvious now. I'd never have gotten the rappers. Good wall. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ceremir @ #17145: Fun. I got 7/10 because I don't know footballers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ceremir @ #17168: Too niche (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ceremir @ #17169: Good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17164: Loved the Carly Simon group. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ceremir @ #17151: 7/10 as I know nothing about football! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17147: Yes, agreed, bob '________' isn't the same as bob as a synonym for something else Didn't really give that enough thought. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17146: I got what it was about and could name the plays but only by knowing one or two sayings from each. Forming a group was beyond me though. Maybe lines mixed with characters would have been a way to make it a bit more accessible? Liked it though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17150: Nice categories. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

quizgeek @ #17146: thanks Jo! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17146: Very challenging, but in a good way! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

quizgeek @ #17146: Glad you enjoyed Giggsy... think I probably made it too hard... but I hope people would enjoy the content (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

quizgeek @ #17146: Glad you enjoyed Giggsy... think I probably made it too hard... but I hope people would enjoy the content (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17157: No I wasn’t convinced with ‘snow’ either. I needed a link between ‘under’ and ‘queen’ and that was the best going. “Much of Northern England was under snow this evening as Emergency Services struggled to cope”, said Fiona Bruce once a year every year for a decade. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17159: Quite easy to find the groups, but a little pedantic - for instance the metals are listed in English, yet it is their Latin tag which is referred to. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17124: I liked it - fell down some rabbit holes but got there in the end. Enjoyed hidden word group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17147: Nice grid but agree - shilling doesn't qualify in that group as it has a different relationship to the answer than the other three. Thanks (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17164: Arrggghh! Why is it posting two at a time? Really, does anyone know? Apologies again, and for the spelling mistake in one of the surnames, which I've just noticed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17162: Good grid - managed this one a bit better. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17165: Arrggghh! Why is it posting two at a time? Really, does anyone know? Apologies again, and for the spelling mistake in one of the surnames, which I've just noticed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ceremir @ #17160: Lorum ipsum was a difficult group. Some good red herrings. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Josh @ #17163: The group containing "English" is a bit iffy for me -- the naming convention should be consistent between all four of them. Yra and Jumeirah are both outside of my frame of reference, especially Jumeirah, and I assume they would be for most people. But maybe I just need to get out more. Also, there's a typo for Right's description in the reveal. :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17149: Ha! Yes, I don't quite know how I manged that. Ha! Yes, I don't quite know how I manged that. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17146: Wow! What a great education that was - thanks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kim Lardassian @ #17157: Fookeen shyte (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17157: Nice - wasn't sure about 'snow' (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17148: Fridge - I agree, sorry. I nearly left a note apologising for it's vagueness. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

busker @ #17150: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17136: Great grid. I wonder if it was intentional that I initially thought the Rogers group was Baker (Kenny Baker played R2D2 in Star Wars, Ginger Baker was the drummer in Cream). Figured it out just in time 🙂 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #16325: Not for me this one. No "in" to it. Potentially 1820 combinations to go through in 3 minutes just to get one group. That's too demanding for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #16325: Hmm. I think I might have to agree with the people saying this is just too hard. The issue for me was that I got the Beatles connection straight away, but as literally every clue is a woman’s name from a Beatles song, I just couldn’t figure out where to start. Red Herrings are one thing, but making 75% of the clues red herrings for one row might just be taking the piss a tad! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17159: Colonel group was cunning. Silver group has two more obvious answers which are both correct. I think your explanation refers to something specific about them which you don't mention. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17147: Enjoyed the grid. I too am not convinced by "shilling" and how it works with the others. Being an evil person I think I'd have chucked in Monkhouse and left at least 6 quizzers. (That's because I don't know the shilling red herring, assuming it is one). Thanks CM :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17157: Very nice grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17147: I can see that the connection you've given for Shilling applies, but it's not really the *same* connection as for the other 3 members of that group. Otherwise, good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17145: Thg httw sbttr rblt bh. Fn dthg rps btth cn nct nsw rmrd ffc ltf m. F nt hmt hghc hrs. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DWhit @ #16057: No, that was just bad (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DWhit @ #16089: Not bad (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DWhit @ #16108: First one that I got a 10/10 on!! Thanks!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wadey @ #17153: Loved the Bop category! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JamesC @ #566: Great wall. Missing vowels is my favourite round on Only Connect so having it combined with a wall was fun. I got the line and camera categories and had identified gameshows as a third but haven't heard of Blockbusters! Poker was a fair category but unfortunately I've never played. Scored a solid 5/10 and learned something new :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #17138: Good grid, but it's "Strait" not "Straight"....got marked wrong for that :( (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #17148: excellent work (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #17152: Looks like a grid for some friends where the links are about them. Should be removed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17149: Working backwards from the top of the list, this was dead easy :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17150: Let down by my knowledge of whisky drinks (none) and messed around with breads for too long. Good puzz CM (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17143: Thank you both. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17141: 40 years on and still funny. That’s rare. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

BwB @ #16941: Just saying Dahl characters is not specific enough - they are all from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Didn’t accept people’s names which are also food for me tho 😞 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17151: Good grid. The auction group explanation is just a typo. It's synonyms for "sell". (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17152: Um... What? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17151: Don't understand Auction group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17148: Excellent as always. But I had to go down a star for the Roman numerals. To me at least, that's so obscure it's inpossible xd (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

CM @ #17141: Very good. I'm inspired to put my insomnia to good use with a few episodes. Maybe see if there are any fatty owls out tonight. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

owen @ #17099: obviously more specific than just footballers @gunner … coys (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

owen @ #17129: nice (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17143: I enjoyed the TARDIS question immensely (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jack @ #17123: Hare, hatter, car, nail, hot can all be preceded by S. Don't know if that was intentional but I wasted half my time on it! Good grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DADDY @ #6140: hot (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #226: BEECH tree not beach (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #17143: Brilliant, foxed me for the most part, but top top grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Moosefight @ #17130: A little easy. The answer for the Malaise group was overly restrictive (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Moosefight @ #17136: My one complaint would be that while I did insert a superfluous D in the Kenny group, I feel like it probably should have counted the homophone. It's not a big deal I guess. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

TJB @ #12698: Great grid and great sense of humour! Cheers blues :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17124: I liked it a lot, albeit in a masochistic kind of way (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17135: It's good that the red herrings are strongly associated with their herring groups (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17138: This one stumped me, couldn't find any groups, and only spotted one link. (Prob should've got Bass group link tho', at least.) I did think of lots of lines of attack, but none worked out. So what I'm saying is... Good grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

QuizDawg @ #17095: oooh snap! Dang, Jo - you got served (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ActualGerman @ #14442: Not sure which of the 'sugar' names is supposed to be German. The proper word is Zucker. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17135: oops- I think one of the explanations is back to front- otherwise a great grid, well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #17136: Good fun! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17134: What he said! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17130: Ok but yeah, the numeric group sticks out. Found this made it very quick (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Robin @ #11310: I found it fun. Keep making more! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tews @ #17136: Easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Poogus @ #17071: What the actual F#%& man. How'd I get a 6? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

TJB @ #566: Awesome Job! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Poogus @ #17135: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17129: Thank you both. Bog standard format grid, 5 of each category and a couple of 1/2 or 3/4 distraction groups. Not a lot of fun but functional. Like a Skoda. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

VirginQueen @ #17036: I like what you did there. Allons y! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17126: We would do, but until we establish where we are, it’s dangerous. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17120: Nice grid with good categories - did not understand the taxi-thingy group though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17126: All of you put your shoes on and go out somewhere...! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17134: Not too hard, but nicely done. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17126: Hey Angie, thanks for the exhaustive answer. I thought London was the capital of the UK, but it seems that while it is commonly perceived as such, it holds no *official* status thereas. I learned something, yay! But England's a country on the island of Britain, (I think "island nation" was the term?) so... hmmmm.... that wouldn't work with Richard Osman's standard definition on Pointless. Okay, I no longer have a firm opinion on this! :-) Meanwhile, the phrase "British Isles" should be used very carefully in Dublin. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

CM @ #17095: Thanks everyone. To me at least, score is a crossword commonplace for a period of twenty years, but it isn't in Chambers now that I've checked, so I'll fall on my sword for that one. Harris is a village on Rum I believe. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17129: Nice (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #17120: Nice mix and good crossovers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17130: I'm with Fridge - so keep them coming - (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17130: Perhaps people are being a little harsh. It's a good concept, challenging and also lightly themed. However there are glaring mistakes as the others have mentioned that really do ruin it. Keep trying, you have good ideas, but make sure everything is sound. Don't use numbers like that without red herrings, far too easy, and annoying as it doesn't feel like a full puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17126: Really angua? Have you tried explaining that to the people of Dublin? It won’t go well. The British Isles (5 countries) doesn’t have a capital. The UK (4 countries) ditto. Great Britain or Britain (3 countries) ditto. England has London. Scotland has Edinburgh. Wales has Cardiff. Northern Ireland or The North of Ireland or The 6 Counties or Ulster has Belfast. The Republic of Ireland has Dublin. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17127: It's Haigh, not Haig - but I really liked this grid, nice red herrings! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17027: Said airports, apparently it only accepts UK airports. How can a tiny, rainy little island full of pink little people be a storehouse for so much ego? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17130: This doesn't work unfortunately - the title of the Kubrick film is '2001: A Space Odyssey', not 'Space Odyssey'. And the four dates are a very easy group to spot. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17041: Won't accept "Scotland" for Scottish cities. Takes some special Scots brains (oxymoron!) to come up with this type of deep-fried BS. Knob off to the mountains you kilted sheepshagger. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17045: Quality points deducted because it's TimeS Square not Time Square. Also lol because I labelled "small countries" as "countries that are their own capital" thinking these were countries that have their capital cities named after them. Both my reasonings are wrong but it still got accepted. Overall, 4/10. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17067: Better than all the rubbish floating around, good job. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #17123: mad as a bat? nope blind as a bat (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17123: Does not accept "bomb" for "bombS", total trash. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #17126: London is capital of the British Isles (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #583: ok i'm old - cassette player :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17130: Who gave you access to a keyboard? The Kubrick film is called "2001: A Space Odyssey." (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Pam @ #2297: I answered carpentry, surely same as woodworking? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #51: who on Earth could get business schools..too obscure (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #17013: BOTH Pauls have to work-whichever one you choose-otherwise it`s cheat. A red herring that`s not a red herring but a trick. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17036: Fantastic. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17126: Hi Voidy. London is the capital of England. England isn’t an island state or whatever the term was. Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales) doesn’t have a capital. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17130: The adjective, as opposed to the noun, wasn't accepted as the answer for Malaise group. One of the groups was very easy to see.... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #2026: Couldn't you be bothered to write Les Miserables? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17129: Good one. Nice crossovers and a couple of false groups herrings... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #858: didn't get a single group but got the connections (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17126: The Linear group is a new one on me. Still, fair enough. Good one. Not sure why you think London doesn't count, Angie...? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #16979: The two groups from the same overall topic tripped me up at the end. I used up my guesses (because that's what they were). I don't know whether it was deliberate but Babs and Ruth led me down the wrong path for much of the two minutes. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17125: Well, the Barn group (which I didn't get) made me laugh when revealed. Nice one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #10280: i was trying bridges and airports (London 4, Glasgow 1) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17124: :-D (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #8518: never heard of anzac biscuits (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #6678: Ok if you follow sports (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17126: Many thanks for the grid Prim. I may have got lucky because I didn't hit any red herrings doing it. Only issue is, strictly speaking, London doesn't fit the description. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #6762: Sort the answers out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #6762: Sort the answers out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17125: The barn group is one I don't remember seeing done before. Like Joan Armatrading, I am open to persuasion, but not sure it's in the spirit of the game really. Pole and Eva's groups were more my kind of gig. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #17014: The code doesn't properly handle double quotation marks, so if those are present in an answer the page won't load. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16983: FWIW I did spot Mockery and Styles, but almost gave up after trying to think of homophones for Anderson, Sessions, and Vranch. I'm old. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16979: While I got the connection, "Watch" does not fit the group you put it in. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #17127: Should be Haigh but otherwise a very good grid. Got me on the Orwell line. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17124: Re ignoramuses: (NB: NOT re ignorami since the root is Latin verb, not noun) One imagined that a double igneous might flag the bleeding obvious but nay, apparently not. However, one feels "in the fire I gnawed coal" would have been regarded as obscure. So in ire, I ignored that one and allowed rocks to reign, as opposed to rain down. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17124: v. good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17124: 10/10 for me. (With a reasonable guess at the Alaska group.) No bonus point, though. Some ignoble ignoramuses might ignore multiple igneous use. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17095: Harris is an island, not a town. The largest town on Harris is Tarbert. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17113: OK, thanks for the feedback Krista. For the record, there is only one one-off documentary in the 4 of that group and I gave that up with the name of it. The other one in the sequence formed a series and the red herring should be an irrelevance. Regardless though, I've seen people criticise other grids for being "obscure". Hello! Have you seen Only Connect? A fair wall gives you at least one as an "in" and then if you perform the detection work in the correct order it becomes a mathematical exercise as much as one based on knowledge. Does it matter? In the great scheme of things, no. It's a bit of fun. But there are no 5 star grids on the site, or at least none in the first 60 pages. So, either people are making shit grids or people don't understand the whole connecting wall idea because that's a ridiculous statistic. Walls should be judged for how they are constructed, not whether the player knows about the subject. And that's my tuppence worth. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #17095: Dictionary doesn`t say score means anything to do with time! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #17113: OK-we all know series like Horizon or Panorama but not one-off documentaries. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #17095: Possibly three score and ten, a bit tenuous but just about fits. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GavinJ @ #17123: I was also convinced that "words that can have the letter S prepended to make new words" was a group. Lots of distractors! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17124: Hmm, didn't really enjoy that grid, sorry. Scored 3/10. Some obscure and strange clues, but that's just my opinion of course, and others might very well enjoy it. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17115: Difficult, but fair, and enjoyable. The Hair line was clever. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17064: Yes, probably one or two too many in retrospect... Can tell a grid hasn't gone down well when there are so few comments on it. People probably just got frustrated and exited before time elapsed. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17123: Good grid with nice crossovers, and for a while I was convinced that "red things" was a group, so if that was a deliberate red herring (get it? lol) then very well played. I have one minor complaint/suggestion - try not to include plural forms in your linking terms, as I dropped from 10/10 to 7/10 this way. Doesn't really bother me, but it might grate on some people when they don't get the score that they earned. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17112: Well as a former professional footballer it's only normal for you to think that way :) Fair enough, I suppose. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peachy @ #11907: Nicely done and enjoyable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peachy @ #20: Mixed. The blue line isn't right as two are fictional giants and two are probably based on real people even though legends surround them. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #2639: Beckhams again - with NY and Shakespeare...boring (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ted @ #15026: Enjoyable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #8803: easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Heather @ #184: Great grid, but I wrote, “movies” instead of films...surely that should be correct? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

MK @ #16944: Thought the Spice Girls were in this one for a second. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sue @ #16994: First line are also rugby terms (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17067: I'm with the others here, a well thought out grid without requiring specialist knowledge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Porridge @ #15674: 10/10.Nice Grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Logan @ #8355: I got stumped for so long because "Ja" means yes in German (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #15907: good grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #5160: I guessed at cocktails and got marked correct for the Arctic Monkeys one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17112: I really don't think you can use the town of three of the teams and the club name for the fourth - not in the spirit. We haven't all 'stretched it like that'. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17114: they are not so much comedy duos as comedy shows. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17111: Essex group just daft. All others good and fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17114: Nice. I did pretty badly, due to looking for Simpsons characters and those who first appeared on Happy Days. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17112: Yeah I wanted to give something back to the American players on the site who complain that my grids are too Anglocentric haha. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17111: Not really sure that the Essex girls one really works - I get where you're coming from, of course, but it's a stereotype rather than a factually accurate. Other than that, really good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17113: Good grid but for the final group it should really accept 'misspelled' or 'misspelt' phrases as a a correct connection as well as 'change one letter' (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Secret Santa @ #11593: "Detestable" is in there twice and is in different connections. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jay @ #11986: what cards? this makes no sense (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jay @ #10373: what the actual fuck are KTANE modules? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17111: Thanks Mr V. It's my favourite of the ones I've done. Gutted I messed it up having Bow AND Vine. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17113: Got this one quite quickly. Squid etc was fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17112: The rivers group was tough - and I watch the BBC programme on that subject! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17110: Agreed about the AI v Al problem - identical! But if you distinguish by typing AL it makes it looks like an abbreviation. I suppose it doesn't crop up much. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17111: Would've been 10/10 for me, except I typed a correct link into the wrong group. (Still mentally laughing at the Garfield group connection.) But I only had 18 seconds spare, so it was a fun wall. Nice one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

B @ #17041: St Andrew is not the correct name and stopped me selecting that group as I thought it was a clever clue. The town is called St Andrews. Annoying. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17110: Haven't heard of the punch phrase, myself. Didn't spot the Bill group, probably should have. Was slightly confused over whether it was "ai" in capitals, or the name "al" with a capital A. (That's my excuse, anyway! :) ) Good crossovers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17112: I like the thinking behind this one. I ducked down to 4 stars instead of 5, not because of Bradford, but having 'Stanley' when the others used the other part of their name. We've all stretched it like that. Thank you. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17110: Merci, Monsieur Trois Furets. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #17110: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #17110: Excellent - Very nicely constructed, good crossovers - (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17111: What you should have told me is that I made an error having two orange properties. That would have been constructive. See how it works? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17111: Thank you for that constructive criticism, Hazza. What did you find obscure? Let me help you. Trump is the paedophile currently inhabiting the White House. Paddington is a bear. Essex is a county. Trains run into stations. Bow Street used to have famous runners. Words are formed by constructing letters in a given and somewhat predictable arrangement. There is literally nothing obscure on the grid unless you mean the worms one which grossed $13 million at the box office. If you mean it's too difficult for you - just say so. If you have nothing constructive to give me as criticism, simply don't bother and stick to reading Biff and Chip books. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hazza @ #583: Nice, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ida @ #3188: Good one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hazza @ #17111: Obscure (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ida @ #1161: Nice one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #17067: Great grid. Didn't get the "free " group ..well got the group because I guessed the other three but stupidly didn't realise "free" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Els @ #17088: good grid 7/10 liked the dill line-annoyed I didn't get it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Philj @ #17095: The homophones about time are not right - what has score got to do with time? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #17097: Never say Never - with exception of the chap in this link :) Good Grid though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17089: Couldn't agree more. Far far too vague with many many valid solutions. Red herrings should be precise and offer only invalid solutions .So many ways this could work even with your chosen groups. Solving this is just pot luck. Sorry. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17083: I can see how that would make it tricky, Mister. Thanks CM (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17097: One day, when that child is long forgotten, redo this grid with someone else and I'll give it 5/5. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17108: Great grid. My only issue with it is you seem unclear as to the plural of the male sex organ. Obviously, it’s cocks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

quality @ #17108: quality (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #17099: Rubbish, doesn't accept footballers for the sp*ds players, doesn't accept movies for the movies. Drown in a bucket. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #17068: Good grid. Thank you. I liked your groups. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17097: Angie, I thought it was Cher. :-) Epo, I don't think precede means what you think it means. :-D Fun grid though. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister @ #17083: Very difficult for me. I only got the water related group. I don't drink, listen to Christmas songs, or know any of the Johns or Jons. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17091: I think it’s easier to do hard puzzles than easy ones. So challenge for tomorrow is to knock up a simple one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17097: I’m unreasonably proud of not having a clue what one of those links was. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17093: Simple and fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17096: Yeah I started with the managers and knew two had the same other meaning. It led me to a brilliant site & couldn’t resist some of the other words. That’s where I should have gone simpler I think :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17091: beat me again (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17095: Thanks CM. It’s a nice grid - just that one square didn’t seem right to me Stopped me giving it 5* (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17096: Too tough for me and probably needed more specialist knowledge than most have - me certainly - although got the managers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17096: Thanks V. I’m still learning where to pitch them. By just choosing a couple of simpler names in one of the links it would have been much simpler. Maybe I should do easy and build up (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17096: Tough, but I liked it. Spotted a couple of the connections (Mercer and Cottonopolis), but still couldn't find the groups! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17041: St Andrews is a town not a city as.is Dunblane despite it having a cathedral. Haven't heard of any of the smoking items apart from Swan Vestas matches so I met my match there. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17095: Score is a unit of time? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17091: Thank you Mr Void (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17091: Very good. Ran out of time finding last two groups once I'd finally spotted what was going on. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17075: While this was generally quite an easy one (of which I much approve), I really appreciated being misfooted in the way you hid The The and prevented the elusive 10/10. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17091: Thanks Jo (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17027: I put military commanders for the generals as Monty is best known as Field Marshal. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cjb @ #16994: American grid, American football. I wouldn’t blame the grid for the confusion, but maybe it could have been made more clear (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17016: Relatively straight forward but enjoyable. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #17013: Not clever to have 2 Pauls in the grid. Not a red herring or cross over. Simple to solve the wall and the links except for not being sufficiently familiar with the Chase. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17093: If I had a penny for every time I've seen the Taylor group... I'd probably have about 10p. Rector was nice tho. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17064: Lots of crossovers!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17067: A very pleasing grid somehow. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #889: nope (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17075: Clever. Like Dilly could spot some of the links, but not work it out fully. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Angie T @ #17091: Sorry JS. I think I assumed wife would be the thing everyone said but I don't remember typing wives as well. Messed that bit up. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17081: Neat! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17045: It's 'Times' Square, not Time Square, so that group doesn't work I'm afraid. Also, 'small countries' is way too vague - you need to say 'countries with a population below...' or something like that for it to work. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jo @ #17091: Very clever grid - so many red herrings! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #905: impossible to pick out tennis as the connection between the cities. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #17089: Very poor quiz setting - there are far, far too many possible alternative solutions: 'Turn Out' / 'Put Out' / 'Give Out' can swap with 'Get Up' / 'Clear Up' / 'Look Up', 'Space Time' can swap with 'Green Zone', and so on. Shame... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JS @ #17091: Nice grid, very tricky - but answer to the maiden names question won't accept the word 'kings', only monarchs (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mr Vaughan @ #17092: Dilly is short for dildo, yes? I like this (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dilly @ #17092: Why are people so rude in their feedback? If you’ve nothing nice to say, just pass. Ok there are some novel spellings but it’s a free site relying on others’ goodwill. Take it easy. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #17092: Top marks. The retard spellings added that extra level of difficulty. I think you've reinvented the game. Genius level. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Honest lee @ #17090: Instantly forgettable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

CM @ #17083: Very good. Just polished off the crossword so I'm very irritated that I didn't have my eye in for one group in particular (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #10981: got it just in nick of time, couldn't see the horses through the cats (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #12591: aftermarket? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #6175: didn't know how to put good qualities of character (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #77: I thought Hitchcock but didn't put it as never seen Champagne or Lifeboat (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #14630: nice easy one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #7852: i put house for the old woman (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #11: websites.... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #15852: 23 seconds (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #2563: did not accept films (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #12523: great grid, got all the connections but took some quick thinking and knowledge of horseracing (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #12814: Liked this, put sports clubs as wasn't sure about Harriers who are usually athletics clubs (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #13129: easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #6366: yuk, hate football but guessed 2 groups (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

MaSPAAGEET @ #17085: just amazing. cool that was funny even though it was me (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

MaSPAAGEET @ #17085: just amazing. cool that was funny even though it was me (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dilly @ #17083: Got the short word clues fairly quickly. And then the problems began - I just couldn’t see one of the links so I ran out of attempts. Cute grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dilly @ #17079: There’s an alternative link for the period group where you can just use a cardinal number. It’s a nice grid but definitely US based. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dilly @ #17075: One of those where I could see what the links were but couldn’t get the groups together. I hadn’t heard of a dog version of the link until this puzzle - that didn’t help matters. Good grid with lots of red herrings (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

VirginQueen @ #17077: Yep. Sorry. Realised the spelling error after I’d put it up. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #491: There are five known phases, or states, of matter: solids, liquids, gases, plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates. The main difference in the structures of each state is in the densities of the particles.11 Apr 2016 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #47: easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #16825: easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #13116: liked it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #6020: snookered by the pool (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

CM @ #16894: mmmm….. me neither (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #4547: Didn't get James and the Giant Peach. Good crossovers, Garner works for me (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

CM @ #17067: Ditto LGG. Hard enough without any exasperating obscurities and everything a good grid should be. Not about the setter twirling their Dali for a change. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jefco @ #17077: Good effort mate (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #929: think fictional pirates should have been accepted (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rich @ #17082: Words with a Y? That's a bit lame (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17073: nice 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17077: Ok - not great - spelling errors aside (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nibbles @ #17067: Thanks for comments everyone :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Drblack @ #17041: Sorry was meant to say St Andrews which is the city (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #17067: nice! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #2494: eponyms? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #17077: ...non! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #59: Last set are also all ports (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #10494: easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17078: I'd not heard of the link to Collection, but I guess that's just me. I did terribly on this, 2/10, but I think it's actually a good grid. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17077: Sequiturs aren't the same thing as secateurs. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

will98 @ #17075: That name category was pretty tough. Nice red herrings. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bert @ #16994: Punt a football term, i don't think so. Currencies a mixture of defunct and relevant. Rubbish grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17073: Wor really threw me. Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17072: Melbourne was a great group. I put in the wrong surname for the Dawson group, along with "characters", and it was accepted, but shouldn't have been. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17065: Didn't take "bone". :-/ (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pfaurenz @ #17067: Great grid, didn't get the Dali group but it's fair :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17065: Tarsals doesn't really fit; the tarsus is a cluster of bones AND it includes the talus. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17065: Hey guys it was it waz a good grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #17067: Well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Boo yuckafi @ #17074: Boo yuckafi shithead Logan Woods (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

scott sdv @ #17031: please don't make the ansers like mathematical operations please and excuse my spelling (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jack @ #17025: But good wall apart from that (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jack @ #17025: As the others said, it’s dust bin not bin dust. So don’t think it works as well. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #14499: has bean fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chetha woman123 @ #17071: good puzz grid itis really confusing (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #17030: I liked Dial as the red herring but didn't find any others. Also using one of the links as an answer makes my brain already think about it. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #17045: I hate to be pedantic but it's kind of the point on this game. This is the second quiz I've played this week that mentions Time Square. Just Google your answers before submitting. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jn @ #17069: Got all the group's right, but no idea how. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chetha woman123 @ #17069: nice puzz grid pleas make a easy one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17067: Very good. Sound overlaps and answer varieties. Also, doesn't rely on obscure knowledge, which is nice. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alan Faulkner @ #17041: St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland NOT a Scottish city. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Virgin Queen @ #17036: Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps all those people who have been running you down over the years, "Ah, here comes Fridge the Thicko" have had it wrong. You just needed the opportunity to shine. Payment by Paypal is fine. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #15629: Bounty, Curly Wurly, Mint and Twirl are not sweets!!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #16438: Why isn't manoeuvre accepted as an answer? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #16438: Why isn't manoeuvre accepted as an answer? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #16564: What's wrong with snacks? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Daywalker35 @ #17065: These grids are having an impact on my production levels in work :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17066: Good grid. Scored 5/10, pane was my bane there. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17065: Yes Jim Lovell would be correct. I didn't even notice that one! The only issue I had was that I didn't have my answer accepted for the Black Knight line, relegating me to a 7/10. Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Devils Advocaat @ #17065: Should that be Jim Lovell??? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17014: This grid isn't opening for me, some kind of bug? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #17041: Liked the Scottish cities red herrings. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #17045: "Time Square"? Do you mean "Times Square"? Also, the groups of small and large countries are too similar. Other than these two groups, there are no real red herrings. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #17048: Very little overlap between groups - would benefit from some ambiguity. Didn't accept "animation" for the Early Man group but I suspect you are thinking of the Bowie Labyrinth film? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17030: Decent enough grid, but I didn't quite understand the Strong line. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17043: Lots of spammy grids today, Doctor. I've been trying to vote them all down. Very time consuming, but still more interesting than work. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mimi @ #150: So 'tennis players' is a wrong answer? Jeez (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17027: Isn't Only Connect a UK-centric show? :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17044: Solved it in 17 seconds, but was only awarded 1 out of 4 points for correctly identifying the categories - I think you need to make the grid have more crossovers to make it tricky, and then use more terms in the identification of the connections so as to not frustrate players. Cheers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #17058: Rather misses the point of the whole business. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dombo7 @ #17057: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dombo7 @ #17057: time-waster (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17059: Yes there are a lot of stupid/spammy walls today, I've been doing the lord's work and trying to vote them all down so they get hidden. Probably got a few cycles left. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dombo7 @ #17059: crap wall (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #17059: This is ridiculous - leave a grid that is plausible or go back to your colouring books - STUPID (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17003: Or an edit function. We've all been there... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Doctor911 @ #17043: What?? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Doctor911 @ #17034: What are you doing?!?! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Doctor911 @ #17034: abserlutley ridiculus... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Doctor911 @ #17034: What are you doing?!?! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tia @ #17049: Who is this (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ptarmigan @ #17046: Not bad for a first attempt! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Doctor911 @ #17042: To easy... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge. @ #17036: 7/10 never played Cribbage. I dunno if this just appealed to me but I solved it in about 15 seconds. But its very good, good crossovers, obscure but accessible. Five star for quality but I have no idea for difficulty. It seems tough but I did solve it almost instantly. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jefco @ #17027: How dare you not accommodate the limited provincial knowledge of all the worlds puzzgrid users at the same time in one grid!! Im an aussie and i got it. Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

UK for never @ #17027: Ugh I hate all these British ones. The UK airports thing is exceedingly difficult if you have never visited the UK but I imagine it's quite easy if you live there. Geez brits - make your puzz grids less brit-centric. The empire is over! We all don't have to know about your soccer teams and airports. That said I imagine this would be very enjoyable if I were an anglophile. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1005: never heard of deuce in golf and three v good golfers are close family. I've heard of everything to with golf all my life....!!! and I'm old. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1017: disagree categorically with aparichit. the score is totally relevant. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1023: phrase or saying totally silly (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1041: good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1048: good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1110: London wall is the remains of roman settlement in the east of London. and I live hundreds of miles away from there. would have thought most people know about it??? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1149: agree with lucy. and have you never heard of the word container? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1196: have you never heard of the word tramp? very odd if not since you had bum in the gridline... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1381: never heard of black piano and furniture line so completely random - not a connection in sight (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #17038: Nice one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #17016: the only acceptable answer can be synonym - otherwise its just a blind guess - why is 'nervous' somehow the base definition of all these synonyms. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

quizzer @ #15274: fab (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

quizzer @ #16982: Palindrome should be an acceptable answer for the taco cat group (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16994: Excellent grid with some lovely red herrings. Can't see any issue with the football line. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16968: Weird subject choice. Got the groups by pure chance after the mine etc, which I worked out first. However I put silver as the connection which I think is equally valid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pfaurenz @ #17035: Well because they aren't, they just start with one ;) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16967: Brilliant. Nice variety of group types. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17035: Didn't take "synonyms for man". :-/ (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #433: yuk (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #17034: Pointless even attempting - clearly ridiculous. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #13723: mp does not precede hour, miles per precedes hour, mp precedes h (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #3: Couldn't get Trillian :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #8387: loved it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1401: rubbish (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17027: Nice one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

sirgalahad @ #16961: The intercardinal directions are a bit of a stretch (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

VirginQueen @ #17036: Oops! I didn't fill in the difficulty level (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #8386: fed up of Micheal Jackson albums (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #13053: easy, hunting ground and of mind made it easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #10608: too easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #15455: Really proud of getting the brown connection! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #11193: I had to cheat a bit with this one (google helped!) but I enjoyed it nonetheless (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #15762: I also put Adams as the link as it seemed a short concise way of saying I knew the group, but technically And Another Thing isn't written by him so I can forgive the puzzle setter for that. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17026: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy Nomates @ #17012: Thanks for restoring my faith Jon, Peekay and Joe. To be honest as I did it extra red herrings cropped up and I couldn't resist chucking them in. Maybe less is more. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kim Lardassian @ #873: Fookeen Shyte (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #17025: As a first attempt it's solid, and the only real niggle is one answer in the 'dust' group. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16937: Not all of them! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Parks_and_Recreation_characters#Li'l_Sebastian (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Daywalker35 @ #17025: Yeah I got stuck on dust ! first time putting one together, looking back on it they are all quite similar. will live and learn !:) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Just Me @ #10666: I got completely distracted by the horrible spelling - I kept looking for some clever word play or hidden phrase. Didn't expect that someone who does a grid like this doesn't bother to spell check Ruhr, Weimar, Rentenmark or even River. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alfie lee @ #16438: I love this one it's super fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

doctor911 @ #17028: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

doctor911 @ #17028: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

doctor911 @ #17028: hellow Luke Zatak (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

doctor911 @ #17028: hellow Luke Zatak (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

doctor911 @ #16853: that to easy freddy arnold I will find you and be beter at maths than you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mimi @ #17017: Oh, the Elizabeth line doesn't yet exist. I see. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mimi @ #17017: What is the Elizabeth line? TimeS square Should accept nursery rhyme (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #17012: Too good for me. Well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #16992: The 'Rupert Bear' group is inspired. I really enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #17016: Simple but effective and enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #17025: Four similar connections. The 'Saw' group feels weak because only three fit the same pattern. Quite enjoyable, but this would have benefited from further refinement. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #17026: This would have benefited from a wider range of connection types, but it was still enjoyable. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #17012: It was very clever, perhaps a little too clever, as some of the herrings/groups are are very difficult to spot (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe Norman @ #17012: Very good. Clever work with all the red herrings too. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #17003: You are correct Mister Tom. Also ironically Swift was included to create an intended false group but I've ended up creating a legitimate alternative as you say - oh for a proof reader/checker! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy Nomates @ #17012: Great. My first one ever and that’s your ‘constructive criticism’? How encouraging you are. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #12833: first one i give 5 for difficulty, totally stranded on this one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17016: See, this is why i rarely bother checking my answers... nicely gridded (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #696: pere is a french word, and it makes compere (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #17003: Clever... and v enjoyable. but unfortunately i would contend that you can swap wren and swift, getting a different group with dickens but still clearly a group. ( ironically, wren in the dickens group did tell me tha nightingale wasnt) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #1110: London Wall? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Balti @ #17012: Didn't enjoy very much (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16974: Grahame Hall didn't write Wind in the Willows, it was Kenneth Graham but this doesn't detract from the answer. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #16470: I’m from Liverpool so I’m annoyed at myself for missing Echo and the Bunnymen (even when I’d figured out the connection and the other 3 clues). Great grid though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy Nomates @ #17013: One McCartney is pretty much all I can cope with. Thank Christ there aren’t two. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17016: Once again agree with LGG, it should accept synonyms as 'nervous' is definitely not the only word that you can use, i.e. a synonym. Otherwise very good. Would have been 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #17017: Overall enjoyable. Rated highly though a little easy. Liked the humpty group. However as LGG pointed out it is TIMES square. That's picky but it really does matter for the coherence of the puzzle. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #17017: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #1161: too many musicals (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Golfer444 @ #17018: 5 star difficulty because the connections make little sense. 4 points for the groups, 1 for the connections and you'll find out why that is. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #17018: self-indulgent bum is not a different way of saying bum (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17017: Should accept Humpty. Also, TimeS Square. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LGG @ #17016: Why doesn't it accept 'synonyms' for the synonyms! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #5690: Keywords rubbish (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #5730: Rubbish as correct answers not accepted (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #5731: Traffic incorrect???!!!!!! Tart incorrect???!!!!!! Couch?? seat wrong sofa wrong settee wrong grid wrong????? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #7427: Moroni (Arabic: موروني Mūrūnī) is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation -------obscure (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #16994: I'd say the "mark" group could just as easily be Australian Rules Football too. The terms are probably common to numerous football types. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim Shaw @ #16992: With 2 seconds left after chasing a Baker connection for half the puzzle. Love the Moff too! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Marcel @ #16984: I like this one- the 'let' threw me off, but in a good way. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Marcel @ #16983: Pretty good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

lil phil @ #685: i put christopher as part of the -ch group and it accepted it, just fyi. Just a last ditch attempt from seeing Wren there. Got 10/10 but it feels dirty y'know :P (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16917: Having domain knowledge in one area (the Cribbage group in this case) certainly makes some grids much easier! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #17003: Good crossovers. Top grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Somerdog @ #16994: I’m with Ian on this one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #16994: Nice grid, though would say rugby not soccer? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #16983: The "Spirit" group is fine, but the other three make this too frustrating to enjoy. The "Carry" connection is esoteric to start with, but to add in the homophone complication makes it almost impossible for most people to spot. The "Twelfth" connection makes sense, but again feels too specific to be achievable. The "Entrance" connection is flawed as it feels too vague, and could easily have been tightened up so that none were homophones as well as homographs. Overall this one just didn't work for me - sorry! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16994: Similar to Andy P, but 6/10. Fun grid, Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

james @ #8541: missed a contemporary trick there with brexit-eer (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #17002: Arghh - I rushed the grid somewhat, and in my attempt to create overlaps, have actually included the same clue twice. Not the first time I've done this either. FFS. Oh well, enjoy :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #6692: banana hammock? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #4736: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Doctor 911 @ #10352: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

NotBrandonAndSimon @ #16874: Really enjoyed this one thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1655: birds not just live in north America I'm afraid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cazza @ #1674: i think it is card sharp not shark. what is a card catalogue? vague. could be anything catalogue (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16994: Good grid and mix of content. Scored 7/10, didn't have a clue what the Drake line was. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16985: Roger/Rogers - can't have both - inconsistent grouping (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kpat @ #16993: "Please select the rabbit" At least I nailed that one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Alex @ #2184: mostly concerned that Brian is misspelled (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #4359: I enjoyed this a lot! Bullseye threw me off completely, but I got 10/10 with about 2 seconds left on the clock! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16992: Liked it. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16986: Apparently "Human League albums" is acceptable, although wrong. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16985: I found it awkward. Stumbled on the Rabbit group because of before/after, and hadn't heard of Birth in that connection. But I think it's a good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Drblack @ #16973: Yeh man. I realised that haha. You wouldn't think I study linguistics 😂 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16953: Clever grid. Especially liked, but didn't guess, the kil group. Also the girls. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16992: Rupert group bit iffy. Apart from that very nice - thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Barry Scott @ #14428: Poor (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Somerdog @ #16986: Animals isn’t the connection...😉 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

caleia @ #16986: Good on, just got 4/10 couldn't find the connection between the animals (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #5890: Missed Agatha Christie (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

caleia @ #16988: I see what you did there ;-) easy but enjoyable (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

oik @ #9384: last set very obtuse. Even if you get it right it's almost impossible to explain (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

caleia @ #16984: enjoyed it. Took some time to spot the lettuce category 10/10 in 2.06 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #7639: bread was hard to get (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #16984: enjoyed this one, thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #8815: pole? not very good clues for this one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

caleia @ #16985: too easy for me 10/10 in 1.02 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

oik @ #11262: don't consider the Wire worth knowing about. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #685: Once i got the homophones and though of wrench and branch it was easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #4747: Didn't get u2 connection despite singing Beautiful Day (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #6672: knew 2 ski resorts, had trouble getting them, except for the trees. Finally a difficult grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

hammer @ #16949: didn't take "team names" didn't take "man" or "guy" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #357: easy, got the christophersfirst and was plain sailing after (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #1818: easy peasy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #204: dalmatian spelt wrong (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #3757: easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

angua @ #1875: too easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #16984: The "Macoun", "Tooth" and "Wal" groups are all fine, but the "Lettuce" group isn't very imaginative, and lets the grid down. Some more red herrings would also help (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Denny @ #16954: Jellyroll? Jellylike? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rubens @ #16974: Most porterhead circles agree Dumbledore was a master of death. By definition, it's possession of all three hallows (not at the same time, Harry didn't have all three at the same time, in fact no one has), and the acceptance of death. Dumbledore qualifies. The only questionable one was one of the Peverels. As for it being a colloquialism, I'd say no more than any of the others. I think most potterheads would agree there are only two masters of death, Harry and Dumbledore. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ljg02r @ #16986: Didn't accept animals 😭 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16833: Presume you mean Graeme Dott (or meant to put Ken Doherty). (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16897: Ha! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #16966: These would all be better as sequences. Maybe someone should invent a portal for people to upload those. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #16980: The link to "Atticus" is far more obscure than the other ones. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pfaurenz @ #16981: Australia being there twice for different groups is confusing. The currency is just called Euro, but still quite a nice grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ben @ #1818: allow "clue" por favor for us Norteamericanos (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pfaurenz @ #16979: Nice grid. No idea about the Rocky group though :-D 5/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16982: There's a specific word for the race car group. It should be accepted as an answer! Too easy to find the groups, I'm afraid - no crossovers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16981: No need for Australia twice. USA for example could've been subbed into the China group. Otherwise good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16980: The Invisible Man is also a (different) song by The Trudy. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16973: I don't think precede means what you think it means. :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pfaurenz @ #16963: Good grid, didn't know the band's name but knew these were songs. Nice red herrings (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16966: Found 1 group in time, but got all the connections, mostly guessing, based onthe first group. Hard, but nice to complete. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16889: Loved it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #16963: Nice grid...10/10 - we must be on the same wavelength! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #16303: Disney and Italy not acceptable for Disney villains and Italian mountains. Bunch of flannel. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16973: Couple of the groups a bit tenuous, and there were limited overlaps. Cheers though, scored 7/10. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #16974: At what point was Dumbledore "Master of Death?" The man didn't have half a Horcrux. He never possessed all three Hallows at the same time. Besides, the other three titles are actual, official ones whereas Master of Death (which he wasn't) is more of a colloquialism. That series of clues should accept "Harry Potter" as a general answer. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

HPDL @ #8618: To be fair, the word 'corn' is a synonym for grain in British English. Corn being used as a synonym for maize is American English. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Laura @ #16965: Inacceptable without the u? Really? I even spelled "countries" wrong and it still accepted that as an answer. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wadey @ #16962: Good grid - I got the wrong letter as I got stuck on B (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

anthony @ #16965: a good grid but easy (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Me @ #16969: It was p good - had nice words would grid again (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

y0 mum @ #16969: This is the best board ever. Victoria Coren Mitchell is SHOOK wig flew to BBC2 studios! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bin @ #16966: Rylance caught me out (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Gun @ #16190: Gun (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rachel @ #16959: Mexico line was great but you need to accept 'city' as an explanation; Nigeria line was great. I'm very iffy on the Dominica line and I think you need to accept a few more answers for the Greece line- I put "mean other things" and it didn't take. Perhaps accept the term 'other'? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andre @ #9875: Washing machines contain a drum, you can have a drum washing machine, but Washing machine is not a type of drum like the others. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mappy @ #16967: Fantastic grid! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rantos @ #16967: Nice red herrings (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16962: Brilliant grid - me, not so brilliant... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Funtimes @ #16952: I would suggest adding more keywords, as Dr should have been correct, otherwise great grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Tim Nicebutdim @ #16968: Are you some sort of sadist? Where the hell did you dig up those questions and what exactly IS going on in your brain? 2 groups completed. This is very much in the wrong category as a "hard". (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16951: Nice one thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Elastaplast @ #2748: Easy but good (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Gunner @ #16942: Some would say it's sacrilegious to put Mayweather and Pacquiao with Ali. Richard Osman, probably. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #16968: Hmmm.... 2 groups I think people could be expected to know but 2 groups require very specific knowledge which I definitely did not have - 3/10 for me. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16925: OH MY GOD ITS #ANDYPANDY (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16926: blow jobs just saying (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16965: Well that was certainly a bit different. Haha. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16927: agreed (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16927: Comments Lilo: All fair apart from footballers🙄 (2 days, 12 hours ago) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Man @ #16966: Not a clue. Hurts my brain. My wife kicked the laptop playing this (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16928: @jellylegs you're a bit of a stretch (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Big Man @ #16965: Even my wife can do this one (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16934: VLADIMIR (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

AllPointsNorth @ #16951: Brilliant! A fantastic grid, a couple of nice red herrings, but took me about 90 seconds to finish. One group stood out very well, as I'm sort of related to it :) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

house 35 @ #16940: BEETLEJUICE MARAUDERS FUCK YOU (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

AllPointsNorth @ #16968: Not as tough as it looks - a good grid, but a couple of groups are a *bit* obvious. Enjoy it though, it's fun! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JR @ #16261: Rubbish grid. Insurance companies followed by nothing at all. No fun. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

AllPointsNorth @ #12418: Grid does not work correctly - i typed the answer to one group absolutely correct, and the grid STILL registered it as incorrect... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JR @ #16685: I enjoyed this grid, thank-you for creating it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

AllPointsNorth @ #16967: The "needle" group is a bit of a toughy. Not all vaccines use needles, so that threw me off. Still, not bad as things go. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JR @ #16967: Oh Lord 'elpus I got all the solutions..... nuff said (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

BradTRC @ #14836: FOR YOUR ATTENTION: Shops are accepted - even if it says incorrect :) Hope this helps! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JR @ #16957: Yes, a good one & I got all of 'em, which is what I want. A question I cannot answer is no fun (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #16964: Thanks guys, sorry about “delivery companies” - thought I had it covered with post, courier and logistics! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Dan @ #16967: Well done (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

meme @ #13398: The second row should allow for the word 'artists' (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

pfaurenz @ #16956: My spelling correction is playing tricks on me sometimes for English is not my first language (Lancelot is spelled with a z in German). Still sorry I didn't look up the real spelling of Tricia, thought I could trust me memory (since she's mostly just called Trillian in the novels). Still hope you have fun with it :) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

funtimes @ #16951: Great grid, and one set is very hard to get right unless you know (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16964: Didn't take "delivery companies". Solved it, but only just in time. Nice and hard. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16963: I was no good on Breathe group, so only 5/10, but fair enough. Good grid! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16962: 7/10. Very good grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

The Void @ #16960: I second Lebamski's comment. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bournemouth @ #16963: Good grid. I recognized two Prodigy songs but all the aircrafts also seemed like plausible names for Prodigy songs. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #16963: A solid and very enjoyable grid. Managed 10/10, but had me stumped for much of the first two minutes! Thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16964: Not a terrible grid, bit of an overused format but it was still pretty good. Could do with expanding the solve terms a little bit as I was robbed of a couple of points. Cheers mate. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mugwump @ #16963: Great grid - didn't manage to get any of the groups in the 3 minutes though knew what 3 of them were. Got all 4 right once the grid was resolved. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

harpercat @ #6140: One or two nice twists but quite easy really, (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

harpercat @ #16956: Nice red herrings made this a fun grid to solve. I can forgive the typos ;) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

harpercat @ #16957: Easy but fun (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

harpercat @ #583: Nice challenge! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #16952: Easy to solve but categories not recognised, "sin" and "dr" should not have failed. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #16957: East to solve but there were a couple of red herrings. Didn't accept "country" or "christmas" for the answers though (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #16960: The 'Tu' group is inspired, and the 'Doe' group is also fine. The 'Yak' group feels incredibly esoteric, and the 'Haz' group is a bit too vague and subjective. Some nice ideas, but this needed further refinement to really work. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Fergal @ #3456: Lead is not a transition metal so that connection is incorrect, otherwise a good grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Fergal @ #3456: Lead is not a transition metal so that connection is incorrect, otherwise a good grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16959: Didn't enjoy this one either, sorry. The Mexico line was good, got that one straight away, although the solve terms didn't include "city" which cost me a point. The Somalia line was clever, although South Sudan put me off with that one. With the name being so close to the actual country it seceded from, I'm not sure it should be considered a valid answer, but I guess options were limited for that category. Cheers for your effort, and trying to keep to a fun theme, but I just felt that the answers and categories were a bit forced. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16960: Well, the Avenue line was good, a genuine connection that people could have plausibly solved, and of the style that could be plausibly used on the show itself. The rest, well, my mother once told me that if I had nothing positive to say, to say nothing at all. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

rob @ #16937: They're (American) rap musicians whose names start with Lil'. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16960: Hmmm. I got none, but feel that I should have got some. Nice grid though. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #16956