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Orlando @ #14868: Enjoyable. Always nice to get a ten for a change. (8 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #14973: "Overfeed" is written as one word and "hand feed" is a common collocation. What's the problem? (56 minutes ago)

Primrose @ #15037: Good. Couldn’t do it but good (1 hour, 30 minutes ago)

RBR45 @ #15034: The corvette threw me but good grid 10/10 (1 hour, 31 minutes ago)

truecockney @ #15033: Mistake on my part indeed. Hopefully it doesn't affect scores. (4 hours, 47 minutes ago)

survivor @ #15036: Nice grid! With two groups remaining, I got undeservedly lucky by unitng the Hat group on the idea that they could all be followed by a silent E. Less elegant than the intended answer, but it worked in the nick of time. (5 hours, 41 minutes ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15034: 5/10 Good set of red herrings. A Nice game. (6 hours, 5 minutes ago)

Andy P @ #15028: Agree - to keep a puzzle private in the future, you need to select "no" under "is this grid of interest to a general audience?" - this doesn't stop you from being able to copy & paste the URL to link it to your friends. (6 hours, 17 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #15033: "Parasit" isn't in the dictionary. Did you mean to write "site". Managed 7 despite the apparent mistake. (6 hours, 19 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #15024: Just got 3/10 for links.Saw three groups from the start but beaten by crossovers and rather obscure veg. (6 hours, 36 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #15036: Thought I might have set the bar high for the hat group. Hence the clue in the pat group. (6 hours, 49 minutes ago)

g @ #15034: missed the boat parts but otherwise enjoyed good one (7 hours, 7 minutes ago)

g @ #15035: loved the tones (didn't get it myself) very well done (7 hours, 13 minutes ago)

Roopgrockie @ #12378: Have to agree. That was just silly. (8 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #15036: Got the obvious group but the rest was beyond me - including the Hell group which I used in a grid myself recently! Even witht the clue, the hat group was extremely tough. (8 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #15035: Got four links but only two groups. Beaten by the profusion of poets and the obscurity of Robert Service. Loved the link in the Bari group. Great grid! (8 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Andy P @ #15034: Good grid, scored 5/10, done over by the Headmaster group. (9 hours, 25 minutes ago)

Caz231231 @ #15032: Also got 6 but great grid, thank you. (10 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #15034: Found this very straightforward. Which is allowed on a Sunday I guess! (10 hours, 22 minutes ago)

Andy P @ #15031: A clever theme, but very tough. Scored 2/10. (11 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Andy P @ #15035: Good one. Nice mix, and I scored 6/10. The Slug and the Frost groups got past me. The Miles group was very clever but I like the wordy ones. Cheers. (11 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Caz231231 @ #15034: Good grid, 7/10 for me. (13 hours, 2 minutes ago)

Caz231231 @ #15026: A really fun and enjoyable grid. Thank you! (13 hours, 18 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #15032: Was pleased to get 6/10 on this tricky grid. Only got two groups but found all the links after a bit of head scratching. Particularly liked the "civic" line. (18 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #15034: Just 4/10. Hadn't heard of a game called balderdash. Sounds like fun. Nicely hidden in the headmaster line. Good challenge. (18 hours, 58 minutes ago)

Me @ #14475: Sorry if that was a spoiler but you aint going to get it any other way. (21 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Me @ #14475: Vietnamese for king, eh!!!!!! (21 hours, 40 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #10405: An invalid grid as there are at least 2 solutions- move palin herring and sturgeon around (21 hours, 40 minutes ago)

Me @ #14460: Is Tony Blackburn still on (21 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Orlando @ #10405: Red herrings, tuna cod and haddock. Great! (1 day ago)

Orlando @ #48: Managed a 10, but not without effort. Couldn't see any crossovers. Challenging enough without them though. (1 day ago)

Orlando @ #2297: Liked it very much. Tricky but accessible. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

kittymcg @ #14707: Hoover started out as a brand name but is now used uncapitalised as a noun and a verb, regardless of the brand of vacuum cleaner being used. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Orlando @ #15030: Haven't seen the films or taken any interest in Broadway but managed 5/10. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Endpaper @ #15029: Clever idea! (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15017: Tough challenge but fairly fair. Never heard of "cria" or "puggle". (1 day, 6 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15028: 0/10 And I don't really feel bad about it. This board was designed for someone else. (1 day, 7 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15029: 7/10 these kind of boards just don't have a starting point, which makes them pretty difficult. Got a bit lucky to clear it. It was fun enough, but pretty different from what I've seen on TV. (1 day, 7 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #15009: Liked it, cheers Andy. 7/10 thanks to being the wrong vintage to have grown up with the video game ;) (1 day, 7 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #15011: 5/10 for me. I fell into the same trap as the baboon. Thanks for the testing grid. (1 day, 8 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #15013: Very nicely done. Liked the cricket group especially. (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15027: Too specialized for me. One for the vieo-gamers. (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15029: Squareeyes. See comment below. (1 day, 9 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15029: If you liked this, try 15026 by Koshatnik. A clever one. (1 day, 9 hours ago)

squareeyes @ #15029: What a brilliant idea, I wish I had thought of this (1 day, 9 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15011: Urbanbaboon. You're right about "out" following the "throw" group of course. So many verbs can be followed by "up", "off", "back" etc. I try to avoid such connections and didn't include "over" as a prefix meaning "too much" for the same reason. After all, this is The Wall not The Weakest Link. (1 day, 9 hours ago)

Alison @ #13408: London, Belfast, Saint Helier, Douglas. The last two are Not capital cities of the British Isles. (1 day, 9 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15026: Loved it! Having found one group, I caught on and the rest followed. Five stars. (1 day, 9 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15029: NSKR: no specialist knowledge required. (1 day, 9 hours ago)

cool @ #15027: cool (1 day, 10 hours ago)

asdf @ #15027: lol clearly copy paste this isn't roblox Also, great quiz (1 day, 10 hours ago)

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sword @ #15027: actually comment wat u think about it (1 day, 11 hours ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: wats froody (1 day, 11 hours ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: wats froody (1 day, 11 hours ago)

H2-G2 @ #15027: froody (1 day, 11 hours ago)

MEMELORD @ #15027: meh (1 day, 11 hours ago)

404 not_found @ #15027: its cool (1 day, 11 hours ago)

joe @ #15027: minecraft is good (1 day, 11 hours ago)

XX_MLG_XX @ #15027: lol minecraft y (1 day, 11 hours ago)

joe @ #15027: OMG this is lit! (1 day, 11 hours ago)

tim @ #15027: AMAZING! (1 day, 11 hours ago)

chris @ #15025: nice simple grid, i enjoyed this one. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

chris @ #15025: nice simple grid, i enjoyed this one. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Misret Tom @ #15024: A fiendish twist on familiar themes. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Misret Tom @ #15025: Very good, stomach group especially. (1 day, 12 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15026: Ha! 10/10 fell into place once I grokked your gimmick. Lots of fun. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15025: NSKR, hear hear! Great stuff and still difficult enough. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15026: 3/10....well aren't we a clever one? I'm impressed (1 day, 16 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3: Thought I tried the 1st grid (7/10) a lot more straightforward than life around grid 15000 (1 day, 20 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7427: 6/10 easily could've been 10 but I typed something too narrow on one, and knew the other but typed in a different thing. Fair challenge. Solid. Moroni is the federal capital of Comoros (1 day, 20 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11763: 4/10..lots of negative comments. Reasonably guessable. Maybe a little too much of one thing. But enjoyable (1 day, 20 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15025: 4/10, actually 3 but I got the Stomach line right just a different not taken word. Fair challenge. Thanks (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Miss B @ #7427: Way too obscure and just adding a letter at the end is ridiculous. And Moroni is the capital of where? (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15025: NSKR: no specialist knowledge required. I'd like to see more grids like this so that's the kind I'm submitting. (2 days ago)

Orlando @ #15023: Too much specialist knowledge required for my taste. Not complaining as it was labled as hard. (2 days ago)

RossChris @ #15009: Managed 10/10 on this, though I think some of the song(s) are credited to the Jacksons or Michael Jackson. No problem with that, however, and I enjoyed this challenge. Thank you. (2 days ago)

RossChris @ #15008: Not great for me either, just 4/10. Good grid, thank you. (2 days ago)

RossChris @ #15005: Only 6/10 on this one for me too. Good challenge. (2 days ago)

Orlando @ #15013: Right up my street. Nice balance of crossovers and almost no special knowledge required. "Almost" because I hadn't heard of a couple of the Beatles songs and I used up my lives by including "revolution" in the French group. (2 days ago)

RossChris @ #15003: You scored one more than I did on this grid, FirstGofer. This was very, very tough indeed. What a challenge. (2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #15023: a toughie but a goodie. Identified all the groups but didn't know the Split connection and couldn't quite pinpoint the Lear answer. Thanks for an enjoyable challenge :-) (2 days, 1 hour ago)

leilita @ #15013: 7/10 - using the singular for the cricket group was inspired - tiny change but it totally threw me! 👏 (2 days, 2 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15011: 4/10..one more if my incorrect but valid reason for the Throw line (can all precede the word out) counted (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Primrose @ #11763: Absolute crap. Depends on knowledge of one small area. No crossovers. Nothing clever. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14995: 10/10 thanks. First time I ever felt an advantage being American. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15015: 5/10 some out there stuff. enjoyed the challenge (2 days, 2 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15024: 6/10..the Callisto line had one killer crossover. Well-done. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Graham @ #15013: I loved it. I thought there were lots of cross-overs to spice things up! (2 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15023: Laughed out loud at "Stand" when I noticed the connection. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

RossChris @ #15001: Another super puzzle. Loved the cullen skink connection. Gained a full house on this and thank you for setting it. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14999: Great grid. I especially liked the sedentary link and only saw the honkey connection at the last minute though I had the group identified for a while. Thank you for the test. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14995: I enjoyed this, as I do with all your grids, and managed 10/10 despite the tricky crossovers. Thanks for yet another fine puzzle. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15013: 5/10...Clear and playable, Good clean fun. also 5 in the Miracle group...Prince's guys. (2 days, 4 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15016: 2/10 wow..rough. A little culturally out of my league, so I don't feel I can accurately review (from USA) (2 days, 4 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15015: I see where Lebamski was coming from... Le Français call France... La France. (2 days, 4 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15017: 3/10 pretty good. (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15015: @JonBob: You're absolutely right, I was thinking of 'French'. 'France' absolutely fits, I stand corrected. Apologies, Nico! (2 days, 4 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15013: Thought I'd try an easier one for a change! There are 7 that would fit into the Horn group and 5 into the Social group. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15017: I stand corrected... :-) (2 days, 5 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15015: Why don't you think France fits? Seems right to me. Agreed on the obscurity, though. I scored a whopping 2. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Spoonbill @ #15017: I thought that too so googled it and apparently it’s a young platypus! (2 days, 6 hours ago)

JonBob @ #15011: Shy was difficult for me as well, but I got it through elimination eventually. A really fun challenge! (2 days, 6 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15017: Failed on this one. Although, would note that Puggle doesn't fit in the group you put it in - it's a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. (2 days, 6 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15015: Agree with Lebamski on the God & France. I entered aerospace and aircraft and was incorrect so only 4 for me (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15013: Could do with a few more crossovers to up the challenge. An enjoyable grid nonetheless. Thanks! (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15014: Easy as there's only one crossover. Also, take care on what's accepted as a correct answer - I also gave right answers which weren't accepted. Watch your spelling too! A nice attempt. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Nico very dumb @ #15014: I put stations and got it wrong. I put marvel, and got it wrong. I put DC, and got it wrong (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15015: Some nice ideas, but the 'God' connection is so obscure I doubt many people at all would get it in three minutes. 'France' also doesn't fit its group connection. Take a bit more care and this could be an enjoyable grid. Thanks. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Orlando @ #583: Enjoyable and accessible. Thanks. (2 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15011: A big shoal of red herrings contributed to a very decent challenge... and Shy threw me ;-) (2 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15010: 3/10 - didn't enter the acronym so didn't get correct for Skin Colour group. Agree with Orlando on other groups... plus Cool appears in different order in the UK. Thanks for the challenge! (2 days, 8 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14862: Beaten by this one. Liked the hidden months. (2 days, 8 hours ago)

jefco @ #15007: I agree with Orlando. Its a bit of a wank really. Maybe try something not so in your personal zone. (2 days, 9 hours ago)

jefco @ #14995: Good grid that wasn't to left field for me. Thanks! (2 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15009: Missed the xenia link but so 7/10 although put the 4 together because they seemed to 'fit'. Good grid (2 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15008: Ouch! My head hurts. All makes sense when resolved and very clever, but I couldn't make the connections. 1/10. (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14947: There's one thing that could go wrong. Having submitted the grid I noticed that "madam" and "radar" are interchangeable but nobody seems to have noticed. Pity there's no way to edit one's grids after submitting them. (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14947: Lebamski. I just wrote "palindromes" as the link. What could go wrong? (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15010: Just 4/10. The "skip" and "below" groups are hard to spot, even after the grid is resolved. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15009: Good one Leilita. I suppose that link might be quite easy for my generation (I'm 31), having grown up with the video game. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

leilita @ #15009: 7/10 just got the wrong CBS link. Am clearly a total nerd for getting the Xenia link right!!! Great fun (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #15005: Either theres a "Soloman" in the bible which google has overlooked, or Solomon and Samson are interchangeable. Massively frustrating as knew what all 4 groups were very quickly, but still only 4/10 (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Lu @ #14858: Tube stops not accepted for London Underground stations. V frustrating. A good grid though! (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Lu @ #14836: Yeah, agree with everyone below — clearly shops should be accepted. (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Lu @ #14803: Too easy. Would lower difficulty. (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Lu @ #14919: Good table, pretty straightforward. Frustrating that I lost two points for smell vs. smells, and computer games vs. video games. (2 days, 16 hours ago)

jools @ #12470: would have got it a lot quicker if you could spell spurn. This is a word game!! Agree with Nellington, you wouldn't accept 3 of my answers even though I was correct. Infuriating! (2 days, 18 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15009: 4/10 pretty good. (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14986: Liked this one. Tricky but doable. Couldn't sort the knots from the numbers. 6/10 (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Andy P @ #15005: Good one - also scored 6/10. As with a couple below me, you got me with the Judy clue. Well done. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Oliver @ #14440: Who's Robert Harris? (2 days, 21 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14977: 4/10 (1 on front end only). Tough but fair. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15003: Fairly fiendish, as labled. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15003: 0 for me. I prefer grids that require less specialized knowledge. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Orlando @ #15007: Not too the interesting for the average solver. There seem to be lots of grids that require specialist knowledge on the main page. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15001: Nice run. 7/10 Hard but with enough clues to discover. Fun. (3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #15001: Spent about a minute trying to anagram "Unicorn Ear" before the penny finally dropped (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Jody @ #7665: Top top grid, thanks (3 days, 1 hour ago)

leilita @ #15005: Great red herrings!! Only picked one group correctly but got all the connections when I saw the combos in front of me! 👏 (3 days, 1 hour ago)

leilita @ #15001: Didn’t accept “pants” for the thong group 😂 other than that good grid with fun crossovers! (3 days, 1 hour ago)

leilita @ #14995: Nice crossovers! 7/10 didn’t know the rhinestone cowboy group connection :-( (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Lebamski @ #14988: Some nice ideas in here, but your execution needs to be tighter. The 'Fell' connection is a bit flimsy, and the explanation of one of the other groups with numbers next to names made very little sense to me! A nice attempt, I look forward to seeing what you can produce in future. Thanks! (3 days, 2 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15003: 3/10 all on the backend, it was like a whole grid of red herrings. Not my favorite (3 days, 3 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15005: 6/10 clever on the red herring. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14995: So close. I saw all the connections but couldn't sort out the final two groups in 3 lives because I wasn't familiar with Marriott. 6/10. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

RBR45 @ #14993: Loves this grid 10/10 - liked the crossovers and appreciate the pedantry (3 days, 3 hours ago)

RBR45 @ #14995: managed this one 10/10 - thankful for my Dads taste in music whilst growing up. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14999: Got 1/10. Tried so hard to get the Egg connection that I pretty much abandoned anything else, must have been through every single alternative without actually getting the group. That was frustrating haha. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Bacon Butty @ #15001: 10/10, great grid with good variety of groups. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15005: I spotted the four connections fairly early so managed to solve this one. Enjoyable with a few good crossovers. Thanks! (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #14993: @FirstGofer pedantry aside, it's still a horse. I accept this would make a wider group than the one you intended, but it's still a group. While what constitutes a valid group is fuzzy - 'noun' being clearly invalid - I personally would not have written this even if i could think of it! (3 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15001: @Lebamski... I considered a broader answer for that group, but opted to be specific. Consider your score 9/10! :-) (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14995: Managed to crack this one for 10/10. A great balance of crossovers and varied connections. Great stuff. Thanks! (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #15001: Spotted all the groups, but I wasn't specific enough on the 'Bloomers' group. A fine grid with some clever crossovers. Thanks! (3 days, 6 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #15003: A clever grid - I saw the Bridges connection immediately, but with 7 people fitting into that group, I couldn't finish and ended up with only 1/10. (3 days, 7 hours ago)

Ezra @ #10274: Probably several other ways to solve the same grid (with other incredibly arbitrary connections), so it's not a unique, only-one-solution puzzle as it SHOULD be. (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Ezra @ #10260: Down Syndrome (not "Down's" because English physician John Langdon Down, who characterized the condition, did not actually have it -- 's connotes ownership or possession) is NOT a disease. So the inclusion in this category is incorrect in TWO ways. LAZY compilation! (3 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14999: Nice grid, good crossovers. Solved it quickly (for me!) (3 days, 8 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14993: Thanks for all the feedback! @Mister Tom - strictly speaking, bronco and mustang are not interchangeable in this instance, as a bronco is any breed of untrained/untamed horse that bucks. Pedantic, I know, but if there's any place for pendantry, it's here :-) :-) (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #14993: You can swap bronco and mustang for valid groups. (3 days, 11 hours ago)

Coochies @ #14993: Tremendous grid, well done (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14993: Same as Urban, lots of threes for me. Couldn't get any groups in the end but identified 3 links afterwards, missing the Tennessee. Cheers for a tough one. (3 days, 14 hours ago)

pedant @ #14978: the correct spelling is "hieroglyphs" unfortunately (3 days, 14 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14993: A lot of gaps in my knowledge here, but managed 7/10 with educated guesses. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Ben @ #14989: Not bad but James and Gordon are interchangable (both trains in Thomas the Tank Engine and both famous Browns). (3 days, 19 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14993: This took a bit of working out but I got there in the end. Thank you for the tricky challenge. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14990: Liked this one very much, FirstGofer, and managed to gain a full house on this one despite the misdirection of the crossovers. Thank you for another fine grid. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14989: I didn't get the J connection either so 7/10 for me too. Good grid, thank you for setting. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14987: Enjoyed this one, though I wasn't sure about the link involving Yearling but couldn't suggest anything else so I managed 10/10. Thank you for the challenge. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14993: 6/10 found a lot of groups of threes, unfortunately 4 is required. Lots of challenging crossovers...Good solid difficult board (3 days, 21 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14986: Great grid.Managed to get the full house on this after I figured out the Popeye Doyle link. Thank you for the test. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14985: Good grid and one that was too tough for us. One group and connection only. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Betty Blue @ #9067: Git 3 lines straight away but not familiar with Jim Carey movies! (3 days, 21 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14990: 5/10 Enjoyed the mix. Can't believe I missed the Buckingham line. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #14990: Enjoyable and fair. Fortunately for me i spotted moscow early :-) (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Betty Blue @ #8199: (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Pip @ #14432: Hello from Nailsworth (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Pip @ #14427: No thanks, no fun, no point, lost will to live. (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Betty Blue @ #12138: Nice (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Betty Blue @ #13420: Nice (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14986: Is this your first grid, Scott? Haha, cheers mate, nice one. (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Scott @ #14986: Legitimately the best grid I've done. I got 10/10. Perfect balance of difficulty. Very satisfying. Good crossovers. I'm proud of you Andy P (3 days, 23 hours ago)

EDWARD @ #186: not allow dog breeds!!!! Really (4 days ago)

Leilita @ #14960: Quite easy to pick the right groups - I knew that they were connected just not how all of them were connected! Also happy to be corrected but Arendt all the names in the Cleopatra group also characters in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra? (4 days ago)

Leilita @ #14990: Great grid with interesting crossovers! Gutted I didn’t chinook group connection - too much of a vegetarian clearly!! 7/10 scored (4 days ago)

EDWARD @ #10570: what on earth is Lamb L or Corn S (4 days, 2 hours ago)

EDWARD @ #11803: How is Ellie Goulding a band or even Eminem and even 50 cent!!! Maroon 5 is the only band there!!! Musicians Very poor (4 days, 3 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14986: A really fun one! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14987: Simple but effective crossovers. Deceptively challenging and very enjoyable. Thanks! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14990: Inspired crossovers, very tough but very enjoyable. Completely missed the 'North Atlantic' group connection until I saw the grid resolved, kicking myself for missing it. A brilliant grid. Thanks! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

EDWARD @ #13942: Too many mistakes. Shouldn't be capital letters for Antartica or Africa and Technically the earth isn't in the sky as the sky is around the earth (4 days, 3 hours ago)

EDWARD @ #14046: CLOTHES SHOPS SHOULD BE ALLOWED (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Mal knox @ #583: Fun (4 days, 4 hours ago)

EDWARD @ #14205: ABCD CAN BE VITAMINS TOO SO THIS IS POOR (4 days, 4 hours ago)

EDWARD @ #14146: CHAMPIONS LEABUE???? HOW DO THEY REPRESENT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE? WORLD LEADERS IS NOT EXCEPTED,THAT ISN'T POLOTICS!! (4 days, 4 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14989: Nice one! Didn't get the J connection, so only 7/10. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14986: Very satisfying. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Stephen @ #14988: There is no such thing as a seagull. They are herring gulls or other types (4 days, 6 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14988: Found this one very hard. I put the correct answers for the Fell and Cook groups but neither accepted. Would be helpful to include and explanation of the correct answer on all solutions (i.e. Taylor group). I'm sure names and years will be of no help to non-UK users! Thanks for setting (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14987: Excellent cheers. Scored 7/10 after not cracking the Princeton link. (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14985: A mighty two points! Too hard for me but a cleaver grid. (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Phil @ #14973: over feed and hand feed?? (4 days, 8 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #14967: Unravelled the groups and managed three connections but I was nowhere near the fourth. Thanks for the challenge! (4 days, 9 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #14979: A fine grid, thank you for setting. The brilliant and fiendish group others have mentioned stopped me claiming a full house. (4 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14987: Nice one! Cracked it quickly and enjoyed it. (4 days, 9 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #14986: A cracking grid as usual, thanks Andy. 7/10 for me. Can't believe I failed to untangle the slip group (4 days, 9 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14986: Very enjoyable, 7/10 for me. Some great crossovers. Thanks very much! (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14985: Some nice ideas, but a couple of connections are maybe a little too obscure to make them achievable. A challenging grid which I enjoyed however. Thanks! (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Angry of Tunbridge @ #45: Agree with the others, must do better puzzGrid! (4 days, 11 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14986: Excellent - really enjoyed this one. A nice mix of categories, good crossovers. Thank you! (4 days, 11 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14985: 4/10 - saw the Chessboard and Louvre groups very quickly but the Fedex/Unilever groups stumped me. Couldn't see the connections even with the groups resolved. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

Phil @ #14985: The zero connection is a tad obscure (4 days, 11 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14967: 7/10 got the homophone one right (based on a hopeful guess, due to pronunciation differences), don't see it as that big a deal. Got the zebra line but no clue as to meaning (a cultural thing) after eliminating T. I think this was pretty good.. (4 days, 18 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14985: Hah, used a word to long for a box, Need to stop a 16 characters. "Hemidemisemiquaver" btw (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14921: Couldn't find the groups but knew all the connections. Another nice one.Enjoyed the challenge. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14979: 6/10 got a little lucky with the Martini Racing line (got it but I thought it was 2nds), seems clearer once answer known. Missed Detail line which was probably your cleverest. Nice to play. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14978: Liked this one very much. No specialized knowledge required and a good balance of crossovers. Thanks. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Johnny @ #14931: For synonyms of 'healthy', that are also all words that can be followed by -ness. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Sparky @ #5633: Tough for a non-brit to solve, very cool! (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14932: Bob,I think I wrote "letter homophones" and "parts of body". I'm not sure. You got it right anyway. It's a bit tricky to predict what solvers might write. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

bob @ #14932: Got all the groups quite easily, but most of my answers for the connections were rejected. Animals, letters, body parts. All marked incorrect. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14978: 4/10, could've been six but I guess I reversed the ei in heiroglyphs, not sure what happened with hills. I liked it, wished for a few less beetles, but clever & fun. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Sparky @ #8403: There's an alternative valid connected group - replace the first letter with 'B' to get a valid word. There's even a red herring for it. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

leilita @ #14858: Fun grid but “families” (plural) was counted as incorrect for the Lighthouse etc group :-( (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Johnny @ #14970: Terrific grid. Deserves a shot at the 'best grids' list. (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #14978: Wonderful variety of eligibility for the groups. 5 stars (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #14979: Much too good for me (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Only Me @ #14979: Yep (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14979: Clever, scored 5/10, struggled with Garrison and Georgia groups. Cheers (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Electric trousers @ #14662: Got stuck on ‘territoty’ thinking it was an anagram rather than a spelling mistake . (5 days, 1 hour ago)

LB @ #5063: Didn't accept facial features:( (5 days, 3 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14978: @Lebamski. B***er! Apologies... my typing has gone haywire, but I did lose a chunk of my finger 2 days ago. Don't ask! (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Deano @ #14970: Great grid (5 days, 4 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14979: And me! This was a very good grid with great crossovers; the Georgia group is very clever indeed. Thank you for the challenge. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14979: Fully agreed! That's the one that tripped me up too. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14978: Very good grid with crossovers; got the connections but not all the groups in the time. Thank you for the usual fine challenge. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14978: Lovely. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14977: 6/10. Couldn't untangle the last two but got the connections. Some specialized knowledge here but I happened to have it. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14978: Be careful with spelling, as the answer for the 'Scarab' group has a mistake (I put the correct spelling and missed out on the point!) Other than that, an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14979: A great challenge, disappointed I didn't recognise the 'Georgia' group as it's inspired. Thanks! (5 days, 4 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14974: Great grid. 7/10 for me as I did not get the WW connection which is inexcusable as I watched the first two series of it! A fine challenge, thank you. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Fred @ #14960: Told me I was wrong when I used Greek not Hellenic! Would not describe this as medium difficulty (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14967: @Paddy @FirstGofer @bonehead: I think homophones are somewhat dependent on accent/pronunciation, so that may be where the difference of opinion has sprung from. As three of you have raised it as an issue, however, I will take it on the chin as a flaw in this grid. Please award yourselves additional point/s as you see fit, and I'll be more careful next time! :-) (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14977: Tough, but a good mix of things here. Scored 4/10 after not getting the Quantum or the Set groups. Cheers (5 days, 7 hours ago)

GeordieBoy @ #14960: Way too specialist - tougher than a medium (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Paddy @ #14967: Only 3 out of the 4 "homophones" actually are. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14885: Were you drunk mate? (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14960: Very much my wheelhouse knowledge wise but could use more cross overs. Also didn't accept enemies of Augustus for Lepidus connection. Still fun though. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14978: Good grid, wouldnt say it was hard but i enjoyed it (5 days, 7 hours ago)

earthsalibra @ #13037: This one was fun. Easy, but fun. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14978: Caught me out with the Scarab. Good grid. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14974: Haven't seen the WW! But a well constructed grid with good crossovers. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14973: If they are rated less than 3 stars they disappear, unless you change the filter at the top. Had it happen to one of mine. :-( (5 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14970: I had never heard of BM x3... learnt something! (5 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14969: 2/10... @urbanbaboon: I can't claim it was a cultural thing, I just couldn't see the groups or answers. Not heard of/seen the Sardines answer. Well put together grid, Lebamski... My poor performance is not reflection on your skills :-) (5 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14967: Good... as always! Missed the homophones... although not 100% convinced by serious. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Bryan @ #14966: Managed to find one group somehow. Seems to require specialized knowledge but better this than characters from TV shows I've never watched or manufacturers of surfing equipment. All specialized topics but this grid doesn't seem trivial. Thanks. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #14931: I agree with bonehead that it is harsh not accepting force as the link. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14899: Nonsense grid. Ignore. (5 days, 20 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #14970: Enjoyed this and managed a full house. I didn't recognise Mary in her group but guessed the connection from those around her. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #14969: 3/10 for me thanks to bring rubbish at UK TV. I liked the grass and great lord groups in particular. Thanks for an excellent grid (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14933: Quite straightforward but well put together. Thank you. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

LB @ #12214: Annoying that it didn't accept numbers written as words! (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Only Me @ #14970: Thought you'd muddled Hail Marys....................but you hadn't. Great grid. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Orlando @ #14973: One or two regulars might recognize this grid. It was originally uploaded as 14930 but mysteriously disappeared within hours. As those who tried it seemed to like it, I've resubmitted it. So what happens to grids that disappear? Are they stolen by the BBC? (5 days, 23 hours ago)

bonehead @ #14967: pretty good except for the (non) homophones. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14970: Awesome grid. I particularly like the ones where as soon as I look at them, I doubt I'll be getting more than about 4 points, and then I end up getting full marks anyway. Cheers! (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14944: Much the same as FirstGofer, I may have done better if I hadn't spent so much time looking for a West Wing connection that wasn't there. A fun grid. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

zac tudor @ #2652: dan E the anagrams DID have links " CATS" is a musical and CAST is a band? (6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14970: Yah, centipede is an arthropod. Otherwise, what urbanbaboon said (6 days ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14969: 3/10...I like when my poor score makes me feel stupid, but then I see the answers and I can slough it off as a "cultural thing" (6 days, 2 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14970: 4/10, would have been more if I let go of Bloody Mary as a drink. Nice craftsmanship, I can applaud when the creator beats me nicely. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Aetees @ #14970: @Bonehead That's a good point. I am not actually sure what they are classed as. Arthropods? (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14967: @RossChris: I have to admit 'Telegram' didn't even come to mind (to my shame!), although I would definitely use it if I was making the grid again. Thanks! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14969: @RossChris: Many thanks, glad you enjoyed it - and feel free to get carried away (figuratively not literally) in any comments on my grids in future! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

bonehead @ #14970: is a centipded an insect? I think it has slightly more than the requisite number of legs (6 days, 3 hours ago)

toast @ #14969: Very entertaining. Good explanations too. Thanks. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14970: This was indeed a very enjoyable grid with great crossovers. I managed to crack it within the time. Super challenge and well put together, thank you. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14969: Got carried away there (probably should be carried away) and forgot to say thank you for a fine grid with great connections and tricky crossovers. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14969: I have forgotten to change the setting more than once! 7/10 for me; didn't get the empty orchestra connection though of course I know what word that refers to. The vows made me smile. Chris and I have been together for a long, long time and I have advised her that if we ever wed the vows will be restricted to one traditional word. Obey, obey, obey. She won't marry me!! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14967: Very enjoyable grid, though I didn't get the caster connection even with the group correctly formed; and for the uncle connection I would not have been able to resist using telegram. Great puzzle, as usual; hank you. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

JonBob @ #14923: 7/10 but didn't feel I deserved it. Spotted the song and then the rest was guesswork. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14970: Enjoyable and challenging. Deceptively simple connections with some brilliant crossovers. A fantastic grid. Thanks! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Yos @ #8858: Love it (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14969: N.B: Sorry, this shouldn't be set at 'Very Easy'. Pitched it at 'Hard' but forgot to change the setting! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

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Betty Blue @ #220: Excellent one, need to know your Bond girls! (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14935: Three very similar connections make this particularly tough, but limit the variety here. A good challenge. Thanks! (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14944: Very tough with some pretty esoteric connections. Enjoyable and well put together though. Thanks! (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #14960: Not sure if this was intended for general. It was very specific and didn't have anycrossovers I could see. Took about 30 seconds to get 7/10 (6 days, 7 hours ago)

JOHNJ @ #14948: I love this quiz - one of the best I've done (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14943: 10/10 - I recognised the "Sawyer" group immediately, which helped with the rest. A great grid. Thanks! (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14945: I'm kicking myself for not seeing the "Henry" group connection. Some nice ideas, and a fun challenge. Thanks! (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14947: Some great connections and crossovers. I put the correct answer for the "Stats" group but this wasn't accepted, however. Enjoyable other than that. Thanks! (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14946: I should have spotted at least one more connection (the "Knee" group). Some imaginative crossovers. Thanks! (6 days, 9 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14960: Got the wall sorted into groups within 30 seconds but didn't identify two of the connections and so 6/10 was the best I could manage. Thank you for the puzzle. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14955: No, it isn't because how does the solver know which component goes into which link? (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14955: Not good form to have identical clues in different groups. Some nice ideas however. Thanks! (6 days, 9 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14948: A full house on this one. I think the connections here are great, especially the thant link though that component could only ever signify one thing. Thank you for a superb grud. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #14948: Some nice ideas, but I'm not convinced that "Albert Tein" clue fits with the rest in that group. Good fun though. Thanks! (6 days, 9 hours ago)

RossChris @ #14947: Managed to get the maximum on this one. Thank you for the test. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14948: I missed that group too! Just a note... should have been Albert Stein (no S in one). Thanks for a top puzzle (6 days, 9 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14946: Made sense once I saw the groups. Got 2 of the connections, (Sophie and Penguin but no groups. (6 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14944: One group, one connection. A real toughie, but learnt a few things! (6 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14943: ditto (6 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14935: Got all the connections but couldn't get the groups in time as there were so many crossovers... 9 would have worked for the Shoot group and 6 for the bowled group so it was more a matter of luck than skill picking the right combo. (6 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14933: 10/10 - good grid. thank you. (6 days, 10 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14932: 10/10 - straightforward and fun (6 days, 10 hours ago)

Redkite @ #5916: Easy but satisfying (6 days, 11 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #14925: 5/10... got the groups but not all the connections. clever grid (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Hubby @ #14948: I also got 7/10 because of the U group and likewise, hindsight makes it seem facepalmingly obvious. Great grid, really enjoyable!! (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Redkite @ #5919: me neither! (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Andy P @ #14948: That was a nice creative break from the usual style of grid, very clever. Scored 7/10 after not being able to name the "2" group but in retrospect it looks very gettable. Cheers! (6 days, 12 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14947: 5/10...tough board, thanks (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Redkite @ #5920: Couldn't agree more with darto! (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Redkite @ #5920: Couldn't agree more with darto! (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Redkite @ #5923: Gibberish. (6 days, 21 hours ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #14933: 10/10...Yippee. Thanks (6 days, 23 hours ago)

bonehead @ #14931: I think "force" should be enough (1 week ago)

bonehead @ #14946: right said fred:TWO-hit wonder (Deeply Dippy - No 1 hit) Tricky grid (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14946: One group and connection only in this one. Simply too difficult for me, unfamiliar with the connections. Good grid, thank you. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14945: 2/10 for me. One group and one connection. Normally on a sunny afternoon I blame poor performance on Pimms or similar alcoholic beverages but I was well beaten by most of this grid. Great challenge, thank you. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14944: Found one group and two connections, the second of which was a guess based on the Children's Crusade. Tough and challenging, thank you for a real test. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14943: Two groups and connections only. The sawyer and billabong groups eluded me completely. Great challenge, thank you. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14939: Was struggling with this until the last minute and then spotted one link, followed by another. Managed to find the groups by the end with more than a little bit of luck but failed to identify every connection. A fine test, thank you. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14935: Had to work to get this as I thought "off" might be a connection but I got there is the end. The overlaps add to the challenge, IMO, and so have no issue with these. Thank you for the tough challenge. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14933: Enjoyed this one. Pisa is spelt with an s and not a z but it was clear what you meant and was not misleading. Thanks for the grid. (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14945: 4/10, enjoyable (one line was out of my cultural knowledge, but still good fun---just explaining the low score) (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14932: Thank you for the puzzle. Got the maximum score as the links used common themes. Good grid. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14931: Managed to get 10/10 as well. Enjoyed this very much, thanks. (1 week ago)

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toast @ #14925: As entertaining as it was tough. And I learned a little too. Thanks. (1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14902: Nice one. The 11 link was hard. Never heard of chapter 11. (1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14933: Nice one. The ancient Greek link a bit specialized but otherwise accessible. Thanks. (1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #3594: Nice ideas (1 week ago)

Sam @ #14928: 7/10 (1 week ago)

Lyd @ #14928: (1 week ago)

Joanne March @ #14928: (1 week ago)

Antonio @ #14928: 😜 (1 week ago)

Anonymus @ #14928: 😥 (1 week ago)

CHRIS @ #14933: Decent simple quick grid. (1 week ago)

Ian @ #14935: I got some of the ideas but so many crossovers! I thought under... could also be an answer for the upper... group (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14931: Fun while it lasted. Which is the point i guess (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14935: Well im hardly in a position to complain... (1 week ago)

Orlando @ #14931: Thanks Andy. I'll try to keep the standard up. (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14935: In retrospect, there are too many overlaps between two of the groups and I could have done these same ideas a lot better. Apologies in advance. (1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14884: Nice one. Tough but fair. (1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14932: Good fun, thanks for setting. The flow group was the last in and the most satisfying. (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14930: Oof scored 1/10 very tough. Cheers though (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14931: Loved it, and scored 10 to boot. Really good grid. (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14932: Tough one, scored 4/10, usually I'm good at the wordsy ones but they escaped me here. Cheers (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14933: That was a fun one. Scored 7/10 after it didn't accept "characters from Greek mythology" although maybe you were right to be specific about it. Cheers (1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #13037: Ha ha !!! Very clever (1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5930: Title of 'government' group seems odd. (1 week ago)

Redkite @ #5932: Jon boat ? (1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14930: My pleasure, RossChriss. Thanks for the feedback. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14930: Good grid with links that made me have to think to spot them. Thank you for the challenge. (1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14925: Managed 10/10 on this but only just within the time. The T E Shaw link had to be one type of component or another and I just spotted the connection at the last second. Thank you for a good test of knowledge. (1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14263: Nice one. I wasted time looking for a group of characters from "Toad of Toad Hall". (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14922: Scored 5/10, the Tribes group did me there. Well done, a pretty good grid. (1 week ago)

frankie @ #14903: Only got the card games connection, no where near enough time to complete the grid (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14903: four rows of anagrams that you first need to decipher before making connections, I feel is a bit too much. There's only three minutes. Might I suggest, considering your love of anagrams, limiting future grids to one row, maybe 6 boxes total. (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14903: four rows of anagrams that you first need to decipher before making connections, I feel is a bit too much. There's only three minutes. Might I suggest, considering your love of anagrams, limiting future grids to one row, maybe 6 boxes total. (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14914: Tough one 4/10. normally you see such similar words you wish it would be more distinct...but this one is well crafted as to be very distinct in its similarities. Nicely done. (1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14914: Lots of fun and a superbly built grid. Thank you. (1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14904: Thank you for a brilliant and brain-racking grid. 4/10 for me, and I was pleased with that! (1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14920: Nice grid, thank you. I managed 7/10, missing the Dolph connection (1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14924: 6/10 for me. Had the connections but couldn't disentangle the Defoe and Clarkson groups. Thanks for a quality grid with a herring for every group (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14920: 4/10, Nicely formed but I'm culturally out of the loop on half this one. But still fun to try. (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14919: 10/10..enjoyable (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14922: 10/10 I always figure if I get it it can't be to hard. Solidly put together, thought the dwarves could be a bit cliche, but having the 2 red herrings made it work. Thanks (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14924: 5/10 I'm ok with that, got all four when the board was revealed. Solid game. thanks. (1 week ago)

Joan @ #14890: Nice one! (1 week ago)

Joan @ #14923: Entertaining! (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14924: You guys are too smart and intellectual if that's the one you missed. I thought that was the easiest haha. (1 week ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14921: I just had a bunch of notes on numbers (for creation). 5/10 should've been 6 Wasn't able to get the Fassbender or Verboten line. Fun to play (note: when doing numbers you need both Forty and 40 marked.)...thanks (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14923: Fun. Theres a surprising number of birds which fit in the ducks group! (1 week ago)

Ophelia @ #13421: I failed to identify a single group before time ran out, but got all connections. That's what I call a major D'oh experience. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Ophelia @ #858: Sneaky, sneaky... having Wizard of Oz-related terms as a gigantic red herring! But it was immensely satisfying to get at least two groups. (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14924: 7/10... same issues as RossChris. I'm not copying, sir, honest! (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14923: 4/10... hard one (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14924: Got the groups and three of the link but Kenny eluded me, despite him being the only one I have heard of! Good grid, thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

gc @ #8354: sorry but v poor (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14923: It was indeed a tough but interesting challenge. Thank you for setting it. (1 week, 1 day ago)

toast @ #14914: Clever indeed. Well done. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #14923: Wow that was tough, scored 2/10, but a fun theme. I was convinced there were sports teams hiding away in there but it wasn't to be, haha. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #14919: Well fair play. I've been out of the loop with video games loop for a while. And was in hospital all summer when it came out. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14922: Didn't spot the Tribes connection but found the groups and got the other connections. Chris gave me the Marilyn Monroe link. Thanks for another enjoyable grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14921: Thought you would do a number on us with that one, did you? Well, I have a couple of numbers for you - 10/10!!! That said, a couple of the group components were guesses as I didn't see how they fitted into the links I had identified. Thank you for a fine test. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14920: Good grid and I managed a full house. Thank you for the challenge. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14919: Got the groups arranged in just 20 seconds and wasn't sure about the Fortnite group so it was a guess based on two answers; but it was right so I too solved the wall. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14918: Super challenge. Found all the groups but did not identify the Icarus connection which cost me the maximum. Thank you for the puzzle. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14917: 7/10 for me too. Didn't get the soap connection despite recalling that particular component. Thank you for the challenge. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14916: Great grid, Mister Tom, and I managed to do it within the time, but only just. I only spotted the Brooklyn connection when the groups were confirmed. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Matt @ #14919: Gotta work on your capitalisation, and Andy P, Fortnite is like the biggest game at the moment. (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14920: Thanks Andy! Good grid... missed the Jet Li connection though. (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14919: Agree with Andy P...but solved it quickly. I used the windsor group a few days ago, so that helped! (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14918: Excellent grid despite my abject failure. Dismissed the solution to the Heat of Gold group despite that being my first instinct. All so obvious once the answers were revealed. Good grid :-) (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14917: 7/10 - couldn't get the plank solution. @urbanbaboon - we allow you the 7/10! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Andy P @ #14919: Some inconsistencies with capitalisation there, and it didn't accept "synonyms of smell" for the synonyms of smell. The video games one was difficult, I have honestly never heard of Ruby Dung or Fortnite. Cheers for the grid though. (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14916: Good grid... 7/10 - the southgate solution eluded me! Thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14915: Original... enjoyed it. Like RC it was Sinnet (and Strad) that cracked the code for me. I too missed the pat connection - opted for verbs or actions. (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14914: Inspired... difficult but worth the effort. 5/10 for me... just didn't crack the groups in time. Great grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

bubbles devire @ #14919: we created it its great shut up bruv (1 week, 1 day ago)

Louis @ #12371: Did not get point for putting cakes in types of cake! Also, too easy. Solved it in thirty seconds. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14917: Dont think this has a unique solution because of purple rain and little red corverre (1 week, 1 day ago)

Blues @ #14884: Toast I came here to watch The Blues in their European final (rugby) that was played last night in Bilbao. They won, yahoo, which is a small comfort because due to poor planning and rubbishy map reading skills I'm not even in the right country... Ne'r mind there's always Eurovision. (1 week, 1 day ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14917: 6/10 could have 7 if I spelled colors with a U. Nice Board, no idea on the one line, but that's ok (1 week, 1 day ago)

Lana Preston @ #14883: Men of the cloth ... (1 week, 1 day ago)

Lana Preston @ #14916: Ooft (1 week, 1 day ago)

bonehead @ #14915: I couldnt get 2 of the connections, so just typed "backwards" - and they both came up as correct! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14914: Splendid stuff. I did one of these with P once, but i forgive you :-p (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14915: Thrown by the herring, damnit - which made all the difference. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14884: Feeling flushed with success (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14886: 'Cappuccino' maybe gave it away a little but Nothing wrong with the odd easy puzzle and it did have a good few false leads. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14902: Woooo! Medium clearly my level this evening. Nice idea to mix and match formats (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14901: Another good grid which i managed to get absolutely nowhere near. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14915: A very nice idea. Noticed sinnet right away which provided the key to the puzzle. Though I identified the groups I did not get the pat connection. Good challenge, thank you for something different. (1 week, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14909: Nice in general! The animal groups seemed a bit arbitrary. I think that kind of connection would work better with only one group of animals, and then some extras that serve as crossovers to other groups. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #14910: 4/10 also. Great grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14907: Only 5/10 but I really enjoyed it. Made some educated guesses. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14914: This is a very, very, VERY clever grid. Excellent wordplay in three of the connections. I did manage to get the maximum score as a cursory glance suggested there was much wordplay involved so I had an idea what to look for. To have every answer beginning with the same letter shows genius in construction. Well done and thank you so very much. (1 week, 2 days ago)

toast @ #14884: Blues I had you down for the Barmy Army but never for a fan of musical kitsch so I assume you are there not to listen but to sing our entry in the Eurovision. Try gargling with something stronger than wine (I believe the gravelly Tom Waits sound is in this year) and keep moving - you'll be much harder to hit. (1 week, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14903: I clocked the gimmick right away and found a couple items (enough to know two groups), but there just wasn't time to solve the anagrams. They get 30 seconds for the Conundrum! :-) Still enjoyed it. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14910: Only 4/10 for me. I did not get the cassette or vivid connections, and when I saw the solutions I wondered why I didn't get them but you beat me with the links. Great grid, as per usual, and thank you for the test. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14909: Sorted out some groups but did not get any of the connections so the groups were based on the structure of the components. Beaten all ends up with this one. Tough challenge. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jody @ #14910: Good grid. We were stumped by mini so looked it up. N was sometimes used for 50 according to wikipedia. So you are just about ok ish! (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14909: Not complaining about the cultural differences. I often get them as I lived in CA for a few years (but quite a few years ago!). Thanks for setting the grids - any grid is always appreciated (unless it's one of these recent 'no connection' oddities!) (1 week, 2 days ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14909: Most of these have a UK bent so I'm kind of used to getting 4 or 5 out of 10 when I play because I don't know TV presenters or Snooker players. I know the feeling. Trying to get a good balance, but not quite there...just missed the one answer row...sorry & Thanks for feed back. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14910: I'm having a nightmare of a day with typing! Mini is supposed to read 'Midi'. TGIF :-) (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14909: Again, a cultural thing I think. However, I put internet abbreviations which wasn't accepted... it would be helpful if you could include the answer as well as the explanations. Thanks for setting (1 week, 2 days ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14883: 7/10 thanks (1 week, 2 days ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14901: 6/10 probably should have been 7 as the Gershwin line category was close. Stanhope was difficult. Nice. (1 week, 2 days ago)

urbanbaboon @ #14902: 5/10 Numbers are always quite difficult, but the cleverness of the one made it enjoyable. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Dan @ #14898: Unlike the others here, I knew the Calaway group immediately but struggled with some of the others! Great grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14907: Most of it went over my head! One group but two connections when I saw the groups formed so 3/10. A tough grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14906: I found all the groups but only identified two of the links so 6/10 for me. Superb grid, a fine challenge. Thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14904: Agreed, not 'very easy' - but then that's what the user ratings after the grids are for. As a puzzle this is inspired. Challenging and enjoyable, as always. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14907: Some of this went totally over my head, but that's a location thing possibly. Thanks for setting (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14906: Got the numbers clues straight away... it was 909 that gave me the solution, which I guess is unusual! Failed miserably to connect the other 2 groups. A very good grid - enjoyed it despite my low score. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Big Phil @ #14904: Couldn't disagree more with previous comment. Under the category very easy - certainly not very easy. I got two groups and maybe I did miss things but without a doubt it could be a medium. some of the clues are so wide and varying there is so much to think of "modern romance song" or nat king cole song" when both have had over 50 songs... I like the grid but its the rating I object to as its not very easy (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14904: Brilliant! Clues and crossovers. You've outdone yourself this time. More red herrings than you mention in the answers - very clever construction :-) (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14903: Loved it, loved it, loved it. Managed to gain 10/10 even with the crossover. I hadn't solved every anagram within the time but had enough to get the groups and links before the clock ran out. Great puzzle, thank you so much. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jammie Noodle @ #13832: When you finish the box, you should have a pirate bag, some coins, a walkie talkie, a torch and a silver key. You will need these to help you in an escape room challenge sometime in your 50th year. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14902: 7/10 for me. I got the groups, despite being led up the garden path by Adele, but overlooked the Chapter link which I ought to have thought of. Great grid and fun to do, thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14901: Managed to solve this one. A good challenge, thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14893: This one defeated me, only one group and two connections. A fine challenge. Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14899: Thanks, FirstGofer. (1 week, 2 days ago)

rabbit @ #14898: 10/10 for me - the Calaway group is precisely within my wheelhouse of useless trivia. Good grid! (1 week, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14902: Fast and fun - thanks! The chapter connection was cleverly done (1 week, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14891: A wonderfully original grid. I solved it with 19 secs to go. Thanks for setting! (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14898: As with FirstGofer, my lack of knowledge of Calaway cost me the maximum score. Great grid, thank you for the challenge. (1 week, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14893: A fine test, thank you RossChris. I found two groups and three connections, and one eluded me completely. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14901: Good grid, but Stanhope group eluded me. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14902: Sorry about the typo - obvs should read Jurassic (1 week, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14898: This is a cracker, thanks Andy. Bit of a lucky clean sweep for me as I only knew one of the Bollea group (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14851: Am I missing something with the Hack group? I don't understand the solution. Agree about Lucas - doesn't work (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14899: There seems to be a glut of nonsense at the moment. Gridders ignore this puzzle (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14898: Very good grid. My knowledge, or lack thereof, of the profession in the Calaway group prevented my perfect 10. (1 week, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14890: A good point. Those types of questions are the worst. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Benjamin @ #6175: You can swap Lincoln with either Jackson or Madison and still have a valid grid. (1 week, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #14876: Great grid! Thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Blues @ #14868: Thanks Polygotcha. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14893: Ouch. I dont remember the criminologist which meant 3 minutes of futility, despite knowing 3 connections. You win again... (1 week, 2 days ago)

frankie @ #12349: Great! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Victoria @ #11672: Answer should accept ‘burrow’ as a keyword. It’s difficult to know how the creator has phrased the answer even if you have correctly identified the connection. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Polygotcha @ #14885: Absolute snoregasbord of rubbish. Possibly the worst grid I've seen. F-, go to the bottom of the class. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Christinaangel @ #14891: 10/10 on a very interesting grid. Thumbs up here. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Polygotcha @ #14868: Brilliant wall. Got a little confused with a couple of the groups, but didn't take too long to figure out where I'd gone wrong! A+ for effort and a dang good game. (1 week, 2 days ago)

g @ #14887: didn't (still don't) know what a cuban sandwich is but still very good (1 week, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14887: Excellent. (1 week, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14886: I'd have had 10/10 if I had remembered to use British spellings! (1 week, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14890: The royal house link is the subject of one of the questions I dread turning up in a quiz because getting it right can depend on how and from where the quizmaster is referencing the answer. Who was the last Plantagenet king of England? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Blues @ #14884: Sitting here in Portugal on my hols overlooking the Atlantic sipping cheap cold wine, thanks for the comments you've added to my day... ...just off to the lavatory now though. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14893: Much easier, although I scored the same as your quizipedia grid because the Staples group eluded me and I'm unfamiliar with Isles, so failed to identify the groups in time. Another super grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14892: And you call me a sneaky blighter!!! hahaha. I'm as chuffed with my 5/10 as I would be with a 10/10. got the kepple group and connection as well as the Wallace one. Got the Hughes group, but not the solution. That was truly fiendish yet very interesting. Talking of interesting, Rowell also did Countdown and 15-1. yes, I'm a geek! (1 week, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #14880: I sussed the Oganessian significance immediately, but didn't know the Japan fact so finding the group took too much time. One other geographical group was then easily findable, but the specific connection eluded me. No chance on the other too; too much noise vs. signal. Good but very hard. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14891: @HJBG - Clare Kent is the little known 2nd cousin of Clark. She's shy and avoids the limelight. ;-) @RC - glad you enjoyed it though credit where it's due, inspired by Blues. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14890: RC, you truly are royalty when it comes to solving sneaky grids... I kneel in your presence! :-) (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14422: I got 7/10 and found it easy but have to agree with other comments about the food group (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14426: Questionable (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14437: Sketchy (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14892: One for the enthusiasts of quiz shows on television and radio in Britain, therefore it is rather specialised. This is most probably the most fiendish grid I have ever set with red herrings and crossovers in abundance, but I am confident there is only one perfect solution to the puzzle. It is designed to confuse, mislead and frustrate but I will be delighted to learn that someone has cracked it. The next puzzle will be less devilish; I promise. (1 week, 3 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14884: Thanks for a medium level grid - just my level! When I got it I laughed out loud at "Privy council" :-) (1 week, 3 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14887: My level exactly :-) Thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14891: A unique test and I absolutely loved it. No crossovers, of course, but the challenge here is to identify what the components are referring to. Peruvian Ursine Emigre indeed!! That was the first one I got and then I realised the theme of the puzzle. Great grid, thank you. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14890: You sneaky blighter, FirstGofer, putting Anjou in that connection but your little deception didn't work. I still managed 10/10. Thank you for a great grid with tricky crossovers, as they invariably are. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14888: Lebamski - I sometimes put a "stand-out" clue in if I feel the link needs it - but if I am in the mood to be mean then I won't! - so I understand why you did that and thank goodness you did. FirstGofer, you have scored yourself short as 8/10 means four groups and connections and therefore you get two bonus points to make 10/10!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

HJGB @ #14891: Great grid! Who's Clare Kent?! (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14298: Good grid 😁 (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14888: @Lebamski - always enjoy your grids... don't always complete them mind! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14881: Very tough unless you're a polyglot (which I'm not!) A fine challenge nonetheless. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #186: Great crossovers. Challenging but enjoyable. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14878: Enjoyable with some great crossovers. Like others before me, I was blocked by Brandon. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14879: Very tough, a few of the connections need some pretty esoteric knowledge. Still enjoyed the challenge. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14882: Enjoyable and challenging. A couple of the connections felt a little stretched, but I had fun with it. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14890: This one defeated me. I could see three of the connections, but only managed to find the 'Stuart' group in time. A fun challenge. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14888: P.S. Thought the 'Vajazzle' group needed one 'stand out' clue, so to speak... (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14888: @RossChris and @FirstGofer: Thanks for your feedback on this grid and all the others I've done recently, very much appreciated. Always good to know how successful and enjoyable a grid has been, especially from two fine contributors such as yourselves. (1 week, 3 days ago)

VIctoria @ #6384: Keep getting stung by different spellings of the correct answer! (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14778: Easy and enjoyable 😁 (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14888: Vajazzle did it for me too!!!!!! Purely in the context of this grid. Didn't get the Gatsby connection, I opted for J, so only 7 for me, but I'm awarding myself 8/10 because it sort of fitted! Great gid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14873: Got only 2 connections, enjoyable clever grid 😁 (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14875: Very good grid😁 (1 week, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14875: Required some lateral thinking but it fell into place. Thanks for the fine grid and inventive connections (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14887: Like it. Didn't know 2 of the Dagwood group, but guessed correctly because of the 2 I did know. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14888: Good grid. Vajazzle was the one that put me onto that link (a less obvious one and I might not have spotted it) and as for your Henry connection, I would say that it sucks....but it doesn't. Thanks for a fine puzzle. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14887: A fun grid and one that I managed to do all right on. Thank you for the challenge. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14886: Straightforward as the links are pretty clear but the crossovers make it more of a test. Thank you. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14884: I thought this grid was superb and liked the links very much and they really made me think. Thank you for a great puzzle. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14883: I got two groups quickly as well, then puzzled for a while before I hit on the others. Thank you for the grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14887: Some nice crossovers and misdirection. Simple but enjoyable. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14883: Simple but with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

toast @ #14884: Lovely stuff. No piece of cake either though my hangover didn't help.. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14884: A challenging and enjoyable grid. i didn't get the "Waterloo" group connection, but it's inspired. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14885: A warning to others: three of the connections are non-existent. Don't waste your time on this grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14886: Simple but with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14885: It's a shame that grids like this appear occasionally. Many of us take a fair amount of time and effort setting grids that others will hopefully enjoy as much as we enjoy trying to solve theirs. I can only assume that you derive enjoyment from wasting people's time and set out to frustrate. (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14884: Fab! (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14883: Got 2 groups very quickly (used Primate in this context in one of my recent grids)... failed on the other 2. Felt clergy and/or clerics should be accepted. Thanks for setting (1 week, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14882: Got the Pink Floyd connection, but failed to get the grouping right as I got hung up on 1969! Good crossovers made for a very challenging grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14886: Enjoyable and easy (1 week, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14884: Brilliant. Loved the two kings' groups in particular (1 week, 3 days ago)

Caz231231 @ #14878: 10/10 with over a minute to spare! Great grid, thank you. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Blues @ #14868: Sir Kris. Excellent observation go to third base! Thank you. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14882: Found this one not so easy. Saw the zodiac and lectern possibilities but didn't get any further with that link. Thank you for a challenging puzzle. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14880: Just two groups and one connection for me. Did not see the Jolly Roger and Bathtub connections at all, though the former was more solvable than the latter. Tough challenge. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14879: Some interesting ideas here; managed to crack this one. Thank you for the test. (1 week, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14878: Yup, it was the Brandons that cost me 10/10 on this one. Great grid, thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14878: A good grid, thanks. I managed two groups and three connections. Whiffed on the Brandons, not having heard of two of them (1 week, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14880: Well that was certainly challenging. The best I can say for my 0/10 score is I found six hidden girls' names, though not the group or book connection, and looked for a Pacific territories group which wasn't there (1 week, 3 days ago)

Bryan @ #6002: good one. challenging but fair. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14876: Cher group was nice. Only just realised what all 16 had in common: maybe you deserved another star... (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14870: Nice and nasty. Spotted Dove having used it a couple of years back! But Hadnt heard of too many of the others. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14875: Got this just... golem was indeed ingenious. I couldn't spot many crossovers though: must be my lucky day :-). (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #14862: Good one, thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Deano @ #14878: Nice grid Thanks (1 week, 3 days ago)

RhiannonLuvsSkrekky @ #14850: fab grid, a few crossovers which stumped me but not too stressful! thanks bb x (1 week, 3 days ago)

JamesD @ #14878: Great work - lovely to see a shadow group here on puzzgrid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14878: Enjoyed this one... saw the trouser and hooting groups straightaway which made the others relatively easy. Thanks for the grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14877: Another good grid with crossovers, as expected. Got the groups but did not get the gin connection and so 7/10 for me. Thank you for the fine challenge. (1 week, 4 days ago)

threeferrets @ #14875: nice grid - fooled by it being classed as easy! good connections (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jeannie @ #14872: Mast, hull, rudder and shrouds are parts of a yacht, but was marked wrong for this :( (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14876: That was rather good, Lebamski. I got the groups - the Madonna connection was the first I got as it centres around a specialism of mine - but only scored 7/10 as I did not get the Portishead connection. Great challenge, thank you. (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14875: Good grid; I got the groups but did not get the clever Golem connection. Liked it very much, thank you. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Felix @ #14362: I luv my mouse potato, yummy (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14876: Oooh, that was a challenge. Didn't figure out the Madonna group and had almost the correct answer rejected for the Cher group so we're now even ;-). Thanks for a dastardly challenge!!! (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14874: A toughie, but a goodie! Couldn't get the groups in time, although I was on the right track with 3 of the connections. missed the Cordelia solution. Nice one! (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14873: Sorry Lebamski... I award you a bonus point for the inconvenience. (1 week, 4 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14873: This was fun, thanks! Very much enjoyed the Sitescope group, which I wouldn't have spotted if the stock exchange wasn't such an unlikely stray (1 week, 4 days ago)

Red Sapphire @ #14823: He he he - enjoyed your commentary! :) Please keep it up! (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14874: Wow. What a grid. You caused me no end of trouble, Lebamski, because with the Bob connection the two I was convinced had to be in there were the crossovers!! I eventually got the groups but was unfamiliar with one or two of the components fitting in to the links and I did not identify the Dissolve connection at all (I looked for towns in Norfolk!!) With crossovers and red herrings in abundance, this was a fantastic puzzle. Thank you so much for constructing it. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14873: I really enjoyed this, although I put correct answers for the "Bax" and "Marley" groups but these were marked as incorrect. A great grid nonetheless. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14873: Thanks RC! I considered Delius, but thought I needed Elgar in there, what with the (slight) obscurity of the other two. Chuffed you enjoyed it. (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14873: I like this superb grid very much. Loved the sitescope connection and was struggling to sort out the five names I was left with until I spotted that. You could have used Delius as well, of course, as his name is misleading. Thank you for a great puzzle. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14872: 10/10 in less than a minute. Thank you for restoring my self respect after my abysmal attempt to solve Lebamski's grid. Super crossovers throughout. :-) (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14872: Great grid with tricky crossovers. Managed to get there but only just within the time and wasn't certain about one link but it was correct. Thank you for the challenge. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: Apologies for that... don't know what happened! (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: You weren't kidding Lebamski! Totally wipeout for me... very well constructed. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: You weren't kidding Lebamski! Totally wipeout for me... very well constructed. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14870: You weren't kidding Lebamski! Totally wipeout for me... very well constructed. (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14870: Terrific grid, Lebamski, and just 4/10 for me. I did not get the bomb group or connection (wicked crossovers with the kitten group) and the dove connection is one I have overlooked on puzzles more than once. Thank you for a great challenge. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14850: Try to add more crossovers to add some extra challenge. A nice attempt. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14835: Glad I got one group and spotted two connections. A very tough grid. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14854: Very tough, this one pretty much stumped me. Enjoyable as always though. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14858: Simple but very enjoyable with some well thought-out crossovers. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14859: Great fun with some excellent crossovers. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14861: Two groups and three connections. Very tough but enjoyable as always. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14866: Some nice crossovers. A challenging grid. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Caz231231 @ #14862: Wonderful grid, thank you. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14868: Simple but fun with some great crossovers. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sir Kris @ #14868: Fun grid. Thank you! Slight correction in your text with the answers to the baseball link- the short stop is not the lunatic who stands behind the batter (that's the catcher, and behind him stands another lunatic, the home plate umpire ). Shortstop actually covers the space between 2nd and 3rd base. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14868: Always fun from Blues! Only thought is that 3 mice might have been a better clue. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14866: Got 3 connections but was too unfamiliar with some of the terms/people to identify the groups. Got sidetracked with gold... (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14865: Enjoyed it - challenging and missed 2 connections. Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

bonehead @ #14861: clever...... I began to think that 4 seasons was a red herring (the actual connection was very difficult to spot). Good grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14866: This defeated me. I spent too long hunting the many flips and the shadow quidditch group. Thanks for setting (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14868: I liked the links on this but it was a fairly simple one to get through. Thank you. (1 week, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14865: Good grid and I was able to achieve a full house on this. Useful crossovers. Thanks for the test. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Smudge @ #14358: Bacon! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #14868: Nice one. (1 week, 4 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14868: Thanks for an easy one - (albeit with sets of 5 and 6) - nice to win for once :-) (1 week, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #14868: Straightforward but nice. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Steve h @ #14860: Lynx is my thing should have thought of that myself. Had to google kaiser chiefs (1 week, 5 days ago)

Steve h @ #14862: Twisted me up failed (1 week, 5 days ago)

Steve h @ #14865: Didn’t see opera gutted good one (1 week, 5 days ago)

Steve h @ #14866: Failed miserably but not bad (1 week, 5 days ago)

gc @ #4100: seems like you can't spell it's SCAFELL PIKE (1 week, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #14862: Lovely! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14858: Even a broken clock is right twice a day, I guess, haha. Cheers all. (1 week, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #14858: Very fun! Thanks. Got everything but the geographically-specific one. (1 week, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #14850: 7/10 due to my colonial lack of football knowledge. But otherwise straightforward and great fun, with good crossovers. Feels like an early-round OC wall. More like this! (1 week, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #14842: 7/10. Educated guess on the Melissa Joan line, but no clue about specific actors' roles in general. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Endpaper @ #9384: Think the link on the red group is meant to be just eyes, with the number each thing has given in front. 1 is given in front of the things that have one eye so it’s correct that 1000 is given in front of Bobby Vee’s night. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14861: missed 2 connections... very good grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14862: Great grid, as usual. I managed 10/10 and particularly liked the dismay link. Thank you for another super puzzle. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14860: 7 here... no knowledge of the 'varieties'! :-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14861: 3/10, scraping a group and two connections. I was sure canals were in there somewhere! (1 week, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14860: 6/10 for me. Got the groups but didn't know the Kaiser Chiefs or the underarm deliveries. A good grid, thanks for setting (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14860: Got the groups and three of the connections; the music solution eluded me, and not for the first time. Fine grid, thank you for the puzzle. (1 week, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14859: A frosty treat, thanks Andy! Cleverly put together with crossovers for every group (1 week, 5 days ago)

tonyb @ #14489: very tough. too tough for me.. (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14859: Great grid with crossovers. Managed to crack it but a fine challenge. Thanks. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14858: 10/10 in 20 seconds. I have peaked!!! Thanks Andy :-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14850: Concur with the others... although it didn't accept winds, which is maybe a bit more accurate that storm? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hubby @ #14858: Really enjoyed this grid. Always helps when I get 10/10 but it was excellently constructed. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14842: ditto! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14856: I liked it as well. Got 7/10 after I incorrectly said LOTR for the Legolas group. Cheers (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14857: It's an increasingly common occurrence! Pretty straightforward but I enjoyed this for its high herring density (1 week, 5 days ago)

JamesD @ #14858: Absolutely brilliant - top notch work Andy. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pam @ #14352: Is that like noble gases? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Eh @ #14350: Oliver (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14858: Good grid, thank you very much. Great crossovers. (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14857: The link involving Gunness. I used that name, one of your other components and the crossover component in grid 14838. I uploaded that grid on 4 May because of the significance of the date. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14850: A bit easy but cheers (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14858: Very good grid,thanks. (1 week, 5 days ago)

The Puzzler @ #14857: @RossChris - Out of interest which link were you referring to? Because I’ve actually had this grid written down since last year but never got round to uploading it. (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14857: Managed 10/10 on this and I shall forgive you for pinching my link from three days ago! Thanks for the puzzle. (1 week, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14856: This is a fine puzzle and I did not get liver in with the relevant link. Well set. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Steve h @ #14854: 3 lines 2 answers I'm happy with that (1 week, 6 days ago)

gc @ #2122: poor cnnxns (1 week, 6 days ago)

puzzomania @ #14856: worth the effort on this puzz - some good links (1 week, 6 days ago)

joe the gridmaniac @ #14856: an enjoyable game (1 week, 6 days ago)

happy chappy @ #14856: very good (1 week, 6 days ago)

ficticious puzzler @ #14856: This grid is full of amusing red herrings - great fun. (1 week, 6 days ago)

kylo ren @ #14856: This is so clever!!! All falls into place near the end! (1 week, 6 days ago)

dog @ #14856: WOW! Great Puzz!!! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #14854: I particularly like the row with 'M'. The Pimms has made you fiendish. 2/10 for me. (1 week, 6 days ago)

srossmoyes @ #14851: 4/10 - didn't accept jacket as an answer, agree with RossChris with regards to lucas, and I will need to spend some time researching the porn star names tonight. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #14851: A nice workout thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

g @ #14850: easy but enjoyable (1 week, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14854: Please disregard the Massachusetts misprint. It is a summer's day and the Pimms is flowing; it is even better with vodka in it! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Endpaper @ #8793: Also wouldn’t take ‘vessels’ for blue group (1 week, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14851: Not sure I like Lucas as a component here. You did beat me with this grid and thank you for the test. (1 week, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14850: This one was very straightforward but I enjoyed the l;inks. Thank you for the luzzle. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #1563: Nice grid. Solved it very quickly, Electric then cars, then the presidents, I guessed ball (only on Dodge) and it gave it to me so 10/10 in under a minute. (1 week, 6 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14850: A breezy grid with a couple of neat crossovers. Thanks for setting, Skrekky (1 week, 6 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14848: Yup, I failed miserably at this one despite the gettable groups (1 week, 6 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14841: Appropriate that the fish group was full of herrings. 4/10 for me - thanks for setting (1 week, 6 days ago)

BradTRC @ #14836: RBR45: I'm sorry but if that is the answer than that's the answer. And it is shops so it is fair. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #14850: This is a great grid. (Suffixes actually, but hey) (1 week, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14848: 4/10 for me too. Did not see the Tub or Men connections. Well done on setting a tricky grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

57 @ #14339: 8467 8594 5463 9076 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Steve h @ #14848: Not bad (1 week, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14848: Yeah agree, that was good. Scored 4/10 after not getting the nursery rhyme nor the hidden words. (2 weeks ago)

Endpaper @ #5795: Didn’t accept ‘homes’ which it should have done. Also didn’t accept ‘Dr’ but perhaps I needed to specify fictional for this one (2 weeks ago)

Graham @ #14848: Fab grid. Some tricky connections to spot, but absolutely doable. (2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5851: Should be colours of horses not simply horses - makes no sense (2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5852: d and . as groups? (2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14842: Very good crossovers made this one a tricky challenge. Just 5/10 for us. Well set. (2 weeks ago)

ChrisCross @ #14324: Where are you RossChris? (2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14841: You got me Mr Tom. (2 weeks ago)

toast @ #14823: Very entertaining and great explanations. Thanks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

RBR45 @ #14836: wouldnt accept shops as an answer - little unfair. All correct otherwise (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

RBR45 @ #14841: good grid - 6/10 - got all connections just ran out of time for last 2 categories x (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kumquat @ #5552: Nice one - solved it and got all the connections except the cricket one. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kumquat @ #10280: Excellent grid, got the Scrabble and Olympic ones quickly, should have guessed the Ironbridge one, and guessed the number of tube lines from Glasgow once the grid was resolved, but no idea how you got 36 lines in New York. The lines are numbers plus letters from A to Z so 36 sounds plausible, but in fact the numbers only go to 7 and the letters are only ABCDEFG JLMNQRSWZ (S is debatable representing express services), so the answer should be 23. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kumquat @ #566: Loved this one! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matt @ #14836: Companies* (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14841: Only two groups and connections for me; and one of those was far from certain as I did not know chill. Great challenge, thank you. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #200: At a level all grids should aspire to. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14840: ... and not a Viola in sight... Felt a bit like you either knew the exact boundary of the musical distinction or you didn't. (I didn't.) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #12321: Simple but very nicely constructed (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14835: Very good (not specifying which princess royal was nasty: I wasted a minute looking for hidden substrings). Nelson group was ingenious and beat me all ends up. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #14832: Yep, Pokemon Hmmm. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #14828: Yep. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14840: A good challenge where solvers need to know their instruments and Shakespeare. Managed to crack this within the time. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5858: Not great. Also should be associated 'with' not 'to'. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5867: Tin foil is recycled where I live! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5868: All far too vague and disconnected. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nb @ #14828: Loose definition of immigrants. I thought Crawley was in Sussex. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5869: Not really. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Betty Blue @ #12924: (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #14820: You're all very kind :-) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5872: Ridiculously niche (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5881: Terrible spelling and weak groups (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14822: Thanks RossChris, glad you enjoyed it! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Betty Blue @ #8806: Enjoyable one. Once you know Mark E Smith's band (The Fall) and who Jerry Tuite is (wrestler known as The Wall) and Cannon's partner (Ball) then the rest falls into place. I didn't spot any crossovers though. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jody @ #13147: is potato bread like a crisp sandwich? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jody @ #13144: perhaps you have strong northern accent lol??!!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jody @ #13144: 'adopted words' not accepted?? if you don't pronounce the l you get cam and haf.....???? poor (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14826: Just two groups and connections for us. You beat us with this one. Good challenge. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

p @ #14836: A decent grid - also did not get Sky link (and should have). Also opted for "clothes shops" which was not a correct answer. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woolfie @ #14473: Got them all right but scored down when saying what the answers were (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woolfie @ #14733: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14827: Us two too! Let's just say our score was nearer the bottom end of the range 0-10 than the top. Much, much nearer!! Fair grid with crossovers. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14828: Only one group and three connection for us. Had ideas but couldn't get the groups together. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14836: opted for retailers - incorrect. Also did not know about Amstrad. Thanks for the grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

luskentyre @ #14826: Hi FirstGofer. You're absolutely correct - I changed my mind about one of the metals but forgot to update the solution. Sorry... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14835: Excellent. Missed the Matt Damon group and spent almost too much time figuring out that Denise Lewis did not belong with Patton et al (knew the connection). A fine challenge. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14832: Got the groups but, yes, the Pokemon connection was beyond us. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14833: Got the groups but only two connections. Nice grid with crossovers. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14834: Indeed it was. Got the groups but only two connections so 6/10 for us. Thanks for the test. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14833: I was unaware that Football and Puritans co-existed! And a bit miffed that Tolkein characters from middle earth not accepted. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14836: Interesting grid; did not get the Amstrad link, but probably should have known it! Thanks. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14832: Pokemon... arrrghh!!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14823: Loved this one! Excellent explanations too, which all made me smile. Thanks for improving my Friday afternoon! Plus, 10/10 on an Andy P. Happy days... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #14834: That was difficult, but good. Thanks. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Endpaper @ #238: In this case, it has to be copy and not accept copies. Copy is both a noun (replica, clone) and a verb (reproduce, imitate). So it does need to be copy to fit everything in the group (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Intelligent guy @ #14832: Amazing (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jacob @ #14828: Aced it! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Zain Munshi @ #14831: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mithun @ #14831: I love this so much. I play it all night. Best GAME EVER (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

kimchi @ #14828: It's Leo meets World! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

kIMCHI @ #14828: mmmm...i love Will Smith! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

sAKeethyan @ #14828: WOOOOOOOooooooow THis is coooL (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Zain Munshi @ #14831: Amazing work. I can see the true dedication. Great work (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

tAHA @ #14828: i LOVE THIS (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

KIMCHI @ #14830: AMAZING (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14827: Finding these very difficult. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14826: Epic fail for me. Just a note... Age and Al don't match, not that it affects the solution or, in my case, the abysmal outcome! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14825: OK... a straightforward grid with only one (that I can see) crossover. However, I was NEVER going to get the final solution and opted for Gin (which almost works). If you have to apologise for a solution upfront, it's probably not a good idea to use it. That said, otherwise a good grid - thanks! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14825: Good grid. Did not get the Andes connection and my phrasing for tree savannah was a bit off but I knew what I meant! Thanks for the challenge. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14823: No worries regarding Ruby Murray; go and have a curry to take your mind off it! Lovely grid with trick crossovers. I missed the spider connection so 7/10 for me. Thank you for setting the puzzle. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14820: Got 4... like so many others, I must have tried every striped combination without getting the right one! A proper challenge (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14819: Thanks for the additional comments, FIrstGofer and Coochies. I am at a loss to explain how "fencing" has worked as an answer; but heigh-ho, the grid says it was right so well done you! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14819: Enjoyed it... would have struggled to see the groups without Pevensie and Let Tam but after that fell into place. Couldn't get the Watson connection though. Well set, as usual :-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14818: RossChris - we have to stop doing this... I also put heads of state. I however failed to get 2 groups. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14816: Slight quibble that it didn't accept "We didn't start the fire". Knew the Victoria connection but couldn't get it and dismissed it with the inclusion of Palin & Webb. Fiendish. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14816: For the song lyrics group, I typed the full name of the song correctly but this was marked as incorrect. Other than that, a challenging and interesting grid. Thanks! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14815: Got 2 groups and 3 connections. Very challenging. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14814: 10/10 on a grid that involves football and f1. Unusual for me but helped by lack of crossovers. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14813: Missed sp but tried ing. Otherwise identical to RC - gotta stop doing this! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy P @ #14823: That was me trying to inject humour into the answers. Sorry if I failed :-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

HJGB @ #14823: Good grid... although I thought Andy's Mum was Judy?? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Coochies @ #14820: I almost stood up and clapped when I saw the connections. Great job. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Coochies @ #14819: That Konta crossover is delicious. One thing on the Kirrin-Pevensie-Brown-Banks group, typed in "fencing" as a complete guess and somehow got awarded a correct answer. I'm not complaining, will take the points wherever I can find them! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14809: Good grid - enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14807: Go RC!! I had same thought - none of OD are deceased (I suspect there is life after OD!) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14805: Super grid... 10/10, although Mardy Bum was the only reason I got the Arctic Monkeys solution. Nice crossovers. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14800: Thanks everyone! Didn't realise the car group was obscure... guess I'm showing my age!!!! My grandparents drove a Humber (a boat of a car), my parents had a Hillman Minx, a teenage b'friend had a Dutton 'kit car' and I carpooled to college with a friend in her Wolseley Hornet. What I found out when setting this grid is that there is also a defunct car maker called Pilot! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14801: Clever on the Lime group. Nice grid! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14822: Marvellous. Great grid complete with a total red herring and some other misleading possibilities to confuse. Use of Harrison as a forename threw me for a while and the vegetarian connection was a guess based on two components. Thank you for setting a beauty! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14820: A fabulous grid. I had to leave the striped connection until the end as I counted at least seven possible components and the court card link, which I spotted eventually, gave me the solution. A superb challenge, thank you very much. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14819: Thanks for the comments, Mister Tom and koshatnik. Of course you are right about Nerf being a brand created by Parker but it made for a better anagram than anything I could get from Fisher-Price and other manufacturers! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14789: I got fixated on a false group of animal names, smug in my G&S knowledge that "Gee" meant "Horse." (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy P @ #14820: That was clever but very hard. I scored 3/10 and must have tried every other plausible combination of the stripes one without actually getting it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bob @ #8726: never heard of a girl called lace.. lacey yes, but lace no. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14819: Four satisfying groups, thanks RossChris. The family set was one I should have identified, but didn't (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14820: The striped herrings and the false musical group kept me from solving the wall, but I managed the connections. Thanks for a fair and fiendish grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #13507: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #1110: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14819: Very nice... spotted the 4 groups but let down by a childhood bereft of Blyton. Fern is strictly a brand, but it's clear enough what you meant. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ethan @ #14800: Loved it, thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ethan @ #14806: Loved it, thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #9587: Excellent crossovers Trafalgar - Cape/Square. Pollack - artist/fish. Cod - fish/cape. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ethan @ #14818: Loved it, thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14800: Found three connections early but the car makers were all new to me. Thanks for setting a fine grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Blues @ #8000: Betty Blue, the Welsh words were obvious because everyone likes beer. Thank you. I'm still trying to understand pusite ga... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14814: Pretty straightforward grid; obvious connections and a lack of crossovers make this not that tough a grid to solve. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Headmaster @ #14302: Childish (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14815: I did not do very well with this one and found the connections tough. Quite a challenge. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14818: This one I found fairly straightforward although I put Heads of State for one connection. Good grid, thank you. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14813: Two groups and two connections only with this one. You bamboozled me. Good grid, thank you for the challenge. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dh @ #14803: Coule be classified as Easy (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14809: Good - altho not sure how the Taylor group crossed over with everything else (Clarke with an E would...) probably my ignorance. Managed to guess my way to a 7. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14806: That was...Ok. That feels a bit harsh; no doubt I play too many of these, but Crunch and co are old familiar friends. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14809: Got this one done within the time. A good grid with crossovers. Thank you for setting this and for spelling Schama's name correctly, which is more than I could manage when I did a link around famous Simons! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14797: Snookered! Having no idea about the windsor group, I couldn't get the Taylor group. I'll take your word that it's a unique solution (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14799: It was quite straightforward which is allowed on occasion, particularly because Troy isn't spelled the same in the group it was a herring for. (Worf isn't spelled like you have it either ;p ) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14807: Managed to do this despite a modern pop connection, as even I am aware of that particular outfit and who is still in it (as opposed to "living". Good grid, thank you. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14806: Useful crossovers once again though I cracked this one. Funnily enough, as I write, Chris is preparing sausages, eggs and chips whilst I am attempting walls. She would prefer it to be the other way around! Thank you for the challenge. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14805: Found the groups in less than 30 seconds despite the crossovers but did not solve the wall as I am unfamiliar with the Arctic Monkey's output. Good grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14803: Good grid with crossovers; categories are perhaps fairly obvious but the correct solution still has to be found. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14800: I/we shall join FirstGofer in wishing! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #14805: Nice one, I enjoyed that, scored 5/10 but I was unlucky not to get 7/10 trying to sort out the battles with three lives left. Fair grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14801: Some of my favourite subjects as categories here and the crossovers were tricky but I got there in the end. Thank you for a fine challenge. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

g @ #14799: thank you (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

g @ #14800: really enjoyable (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #14800: Cool grid. Got 6/10. Have never heard of the car manufacturers, but still managed to sort them out as they sounded like plausible names. And have never heard of Minke or Pilot whale. Good grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14800: I wish! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matt @ #14800: Do any of the grid makers here actually work for Only Connect? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14800: .....and the Charles Bridge is pleasant to walk across. Managed the full score on this but it took a while to sort out the groups with the tricky crossovers you built in to the puzzle. A great challenging grid from you, as usual. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #14791: Interesting comment, hardman and muscleman are both definitely words according to Oxford Dictionaries Online. And I couldn't think of much better to use for the "tough" crossovers. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14790: Matt... that made me laugh! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14799: Good grid with some crossover. Thanks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14799: I'd say 'easy'... fun grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Aetees @ #14799: Very easy went in as default, I forgot to change it. Apologies for the error, unless you all find it very easy in which case I shall have to try harder. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

fiopl @ #14796: Taco tuesday! love it (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14796: Good one... liked the gones connection. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14792: Thanks guys... trying to ease RossChris into some more modern music! haha. It turned out tougher than I had intended... sorry about that! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14796: (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14796: Just about managed to crack this one; only came up with the Wax connection at the last second. Thanks for a fine grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matt @ #14790: I managed all the connections but didn't find any of the groups. The nigeria group threw me off (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14796: Simple but effective. A few more crossovers would have made this more challenging. Thanks! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matt @ #14791: Didn't get the man group. I don't think hard man and muscle man are enough of a thing (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14792: Excellent, FirstGofer. Crossovers, red herrings and clever connections. I initially missed the Baker one until I was left with just eight names and then I spotted it. That left the Bob Dylan group but I could not identify the link. Thanks for another super challenging grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14791: Managed to solve this one; I wasn't convinced my answer for the Anchor group was correct, but it turned out to be so. Thank you for setting a good puzzle. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14790: The usual smart answer to that question, FirstGofer, is..."why not?"; but not on this occasion! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14792: Very tough, and I missed a couple of connections that were staring me in the face. A great grid. Thanks! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14789: Like others, I had no idea on one of the connections. Some great crossovers, an enjoyable challenge. Thanks! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14790: Why? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14789: Never heard of the Dancing Queen solution. Bamboozled this time! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14788: One group, no connections. The subject matter was totally outside my knowledge base. That said, a well constructed grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14787: 10/10... more luck than judgement, but once I'd happened upon the groups, the solutions were fairly straightforward. Challenging grid. Thank you. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14780: Thank you for your thoughts, everyone. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14789: Plenty of crossovers here. Didn't know the Dancing Queen connection and, consequently, the letters one took more than a little trial and error to find the correct four. Good, tough challenge; thank you for setting it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

AlsoNotRossChris @ #14787: The master falls! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14788: Struggled with this one and only managed a couple of groups and connections. Quite a challenge. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14787: I didn't even manage two groups. Just the one! Tough. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

pockets @ #14780: fleetwood mac connections a bit tenuous. Too difficult (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

pockets @ #14783: Too good for me. 1 line only (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matt @ #14785: Only got Forrest Gump. Very tough (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14682: Good grid!! 😁 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

pockets @ #14785: TOO GOOD FOR ME (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

pockets @ #14786: Ouch, justTough but fair one. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bob @ #11501: think trevel???? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14771: Enjoyable 😁 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

pockets @ #14787: Too specialised. Got 2 groups but my valid reason was not accepted (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dh @ #14778: Very good. Was looking for anagrams and not found! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14778: Brilliant grid, thanks Andy (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dh @ #14782: Thought keanu was matrix (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14742: Enjoyable!! 😁 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dh @ #14785: Bof (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

frankie @ #14763: 7/10 , enjoyable 😁 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #236: Very good one (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14787: Very specialised. Got two groups. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14763: Thanks for setting some "medium" difficulty grids... nice to get 7/10 once in a while. :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14786: You and me both, FirstGofer. Thanks for yet another good challenge. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Chris @ #14731: Good grid, 10/10 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14786: Just couldn't get the Cyanide group. Great grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14785: An interesting twist. I managed to find two of the groups and the connections but both the ostrich and went into space groups were beyond me. Thank you for something different. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #8000: Good one. The Welsh words were obvious. 10/10 in 28 seconds. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #14723: I found the "prints" group simply delightful. Nice work. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14783: You stumped me too, Lebamski. I managed 4/10 and that was only just before the time ran out. I kicked myself when I saw the solution to the Ape group and I also failed to get the Toad group. I don't know if my earlier grid gave you a hint for the Wolf connection but I might not have realised that link within the time had it not been on my mind! Terrific challenge. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #14783: Oof that was tough. 3/10 for me as well. The Toad group was very esoteric, although I liked the cleverness of the Ape group, which was the other one I didn't identify. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14765: No groups, but spotted three of the connections. Tough but very enjoyable once again. Thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14782: Some great crossovers and challenging connections - I managed 10/10 but one of my connections wasn't quite as described, so perhaps 7/10 in reality. Thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14783: Oooh, that was definitely fiendish, Lebamski. Managed 3 connections, but didn't get any of the groups as I got sidetracked by different potential solutions. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14782: Exactly the same as RC... a fun challenge (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14782: Great grid with relevant crossovers. Did not know the Keanu Reeves connection and was unfamiliar with Tiber so I was lucky I found that one to go with the others in that link. Thank you for a fine puzzle. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14780: I spotted three groups and got two connections. Very tough but very enjoyable as ever. Thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14780: Another super grid... another failure for me! Can't believe I missed the Buckingham solution. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14778: Damn! Hoist by my own anagram petard! hahaha. 7/10 on an Andy P grid is still pretty good though. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14778: Found spotting the connections to be pretty straightforward but not a bad grid at all. Thanks. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14686: A shame that I got three of the connections correct, but my answers weren't accepted. A nice attempt. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14709: Shame that one of the palindrome clues isn't a palindrome, as this would otherwise be a good grid. A nice attempt. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14777: I found the groups as well, but I'll give you one guess which connection I failed to identify. Like FirstGofer, I shall derive some satisfaction from that!! Good grid, thank you. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14776: I put "war" for the wars group, but this wasn't accepted. Other than that, an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #281: Loved that one, was left with the dances, 3 of which I had never heard of but guessed 'dances' from the twist (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14776: Not bad at all, and just one point better for me. I did not get the Fortnite connection; I haven't even heard of it!! Thank you for the grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #8541: Good one, loved the 'eers'. Solved the others first and stared at Overs, Puppet, Profit, Musket. Then it hit me. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14775: Thanks for commenting, folks, and well done on your achievements. I originally had Bubble as a component instead of Football and I should probably have left well alone. I hadn't considered the converse of burst as a possible connection (an oversight) though Pipe has saved me from embarrassment, I believe. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14777: Got the groups very quickly, but proud to have failed to solve the Saint group ;-). Thanks for setting (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14776: 6/10... not bad. Thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14775: Whoop whoop!!! 10/10 in 1m30 on a RossChris grid. Very happy! :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14775: This was fun, thanks RossChris. 6/10 for me. I couldn't spot Old Nick in the shadows and tried 'inflate' for the balloon group (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bobby @ #13045: should have accepted pants! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #10577: Very good one, nice mix of crossovers. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Redkite @ #5897: Terrible spelling and what country is Newcastle? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #685: Good one (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

mlh @ #14774: good point Matt, you're right (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #14773: Feel like my Cats Does Countdown watching is finally paying off. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #5743: Very good but 4 unrelated films - 2 were crap, 2 were good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Smug @ #14291: 10/10 nan nah ni nah (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #4736: (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #14767: Pointless? Try grid 14585 :-) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Anonymous @ #14774: Is mayonnaise an instrument? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Matt @ #14774: I thought the 'heart' group could all be followed by 'up' (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

george @ #14771: really good very well done (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #56: Great! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

OnanKeating @ #14765: The champ delivers again. New here, but soon worked out who I need to impress / destroy with a grid! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14773: That was cool, love a good anagram. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14774: Ditto! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14769: Found that tough and only got 3/10 but I think it was very fair and I was just being stupid. Gave you 5*. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14765: Thank you to everyone who has taken time out to comment. No interest in appearing on the show, to be honest. I was on a pub quiz show when I was 21. Once is enough! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14774: Didn't know the Spongebob connection although we had the group correct. Thank you for the challenge. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14773: Interesting that you got 10/10 on this puzzle, NotRossChris. Funnily enough, we did as well, though just within the time. Unlike you, though, we don't always manage a full house, so you are a better player than we are! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lyn @ #583: Good start (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14771: NotRossChris. Love it! I also loved this grid and....yes....managed 10/10. The crossovers were very clever and I admire Gabba and Chives in particular. Thank you for a great puzzle. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #9384: It stumped me, except the maximums, got 2/10! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #12698: Great one, as always. "Not" toocleverbyhalf - don't think the game is not over - so you think it is over!!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NotRossChris @ #14771: Guess what? 10/10! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NotRossChris @ #14773: 10/10 *yawn* Like I always get. You'll never beat me! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #5795: Poor (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #8192: Brilliant one, it helped that I knew my flowers, Busy Lizzie, Foxgloves, Snapdragon, ginger 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #14749: I like it. The revive line was clever, not seen it done before. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #3456: Nice (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #7697: Brilliant, only got it by leaving the 4s to the end. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

LVGboxhead @ #14063: Geektastic! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14773: Hopefully, the 'submitter' name was a clue :-) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

steve @ #14773: 10/10! get in! nice grid (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #4747: Great grid, lots of crossovers, especially for U2, sins, and wants, not for phones that I've heard of. Got 10/10 in a minute. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

LVGboxhead @ #14055: Some lovely ideas, but spoiled slightly by Taylor/Tailor confusion (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14767: 10/10 (Yay for hafnium knowledge... been watching pointless?) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14765: As for the grid, you usual 5 stars in the second category: hadnt even heard of Brooks and even if I had wouldn't know how youexpect usto associate him with an animated kids program from over 30 years ago. It's not like ringo Starr and Thomas the tank engine. Got the hidden group at least, which was neatly constructed (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14765: You should go for it! Not having heard of Ray Brooks and missing the concealed sports kept my score to 4/10 on this grid. Thanks for setting it (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14765: If you're touting for a third I accept the invitation... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Coochies @ #13684: Absolutely outclassed by this one (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14767: 5/10 for me. The football cities escaped me and though I knew the elements connection I couldn't pin down the group. Thanks for a fun grid Andy! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14770: Thanks guys. RossChris... get the application in. These things can take months (I've done 3 TV quizzes) and it gives you the incentive to study! In the meantime, I shall make it my personal challenge to include some of this 'modern music' in my grids (that said, I'm pretty rubbish on the last 10 years!). (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

truecockney @ #14770: Great to see people going against the grain of normal groups! Just the Fe group failed to find the connection. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14770: A fine grid as is the norm from you, FirstGofer, with devilish crossovers. Found the groups and three connections but could not identify Coldplay. Application postponed until we learn more about pop music from the last 20 years! Thank you for another sound challenge. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14753: For clarity's sake, my first comment was a response to a comment that has now been removed and contained unnecessary profanity. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14769: 10/10 on this one. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14767: Great grid. Did not get the Champions' league venues; but, on reflection, I should have done. Thank you for the testing puzzle. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #14765: I don't even watch the programme since Victoria broke my heart by marrying but hats off if you could even get close. As Ian Dury slurred let's hope there's lots more like you. Well done! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #14744: Lvd t thnk's (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Cheeser @ #14767: Loved this one! Combined football, chemistry and geography, a quizzers goldmine! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Cheeser @ #14769: Love the link for the groups in this one! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Caz231231 @ #14766: The har connection got me but still a very enjoyable grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14767: Ouch! 2/10... well set. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14766: 7... Har eluded me. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14765: tough! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14765: Definitely apply! This was touch. Got Loach straightaway, then got sidetracked by East and didn't know the Brooks connection. Finely crafted grid! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14764: Got the water and Thames connections, but couldn't get the groups. Challenging grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14763: Deceptive! Good grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14761: Missed Arthur Ransome... the solution explained the plural! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14760: Definitely tough... shame as RC & Matt. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14753: Can't please all the people all the time... always appreciate feedback (good or bad). Shame about the manner. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14766: This was a lovely grid with good crossovers; managed 10/10 comfortably within the time as two of the connections were obvious whereas the other two required a bit more thought. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14766: Nice grid, got 4/10, the har- and hidden numbers were very clever and beat me. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14761: 3/10, tough one, I was held back by not knowing what a bumblebee bat is, and not being familiar with Arthur Ransome. Cheers though. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #238: Very good one (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #3188: Very easy 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #48: Didn't like this one at all, nuclear reaction! , british empire!, deified! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14747: 7/10. Got all the groups but couldn't pin down the WHO connection. An enjoyable grid, thanks! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #8403: Excellent one, nice red herrings, etc 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #6140: Great grid, loved the red herring if Beelzebub in the devil section rather than Bohemian Rhapsody. Plus the dances not including fandango. 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #7062: Very easy but enjoyable, 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #583: Excellent one. As already said, not so obscure as to be ridiculous (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #12207: Loved this one. 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14759: I enjoyed this and managed a clean sweep. Thanks for setting! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #14754: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Betty Blue @ #14759: Good clues, nice confusion with Liege (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14765: A small tribute to the show we shall miss until it returns later in the year. Chris and I outscored the winning teams in the final on the Only Connect walls and bagged a 10/10 on the first. Perhaps we should apply to be on the show! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14764: Just about managed to solve this one though I confess that one or two of the entries were a little general or slightly debatable for the category. That is merely my thoughts, though. Thank you for the test. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14763: I shall join the 10/10 club on this one. Thank you for the test. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Matt @ #14763: 10/10 nice satisfying challenge (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14761: No problems with this one. 10/10 in less than 60 seconds. Thank you for the puzzle. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14760: Did not know the braid connection nor the eyebrow link. Well done on setting a tough one. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14759: Managed a full house. Thank you for the challenge. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14755: I echo what FirstGofer has written, although Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa (Pretoria and Bloemfontein are the others) so that is fine. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14754: The Liberal MP is Tim Farron, not Farrow, which threw me but I still managed 10/10 as I guessed that was an error. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #14763: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14763: Really nice grid, and I managed to take 10/10 - which is about 10 higher than most other grids recently. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Matt @ #14760: Didn't get any groups but got double and bread for connections. Tough one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #14746: 5/10. I agree that the Flake group is probably on the wrong side of obscurity (either trick is fine but combining both is a bit evil). (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #14742: Lovely! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

SecondGofer @ #14759: Very nice. I like. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14746: Very tricky, but enjoyable. The group with "Flake" is perhaps a bit too tough to make it fun and achievable, but otherwise some great ideas. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14759: Nice one! I guessed at war films... so only 7/10. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14757: Didn't accept terrain or landscape, for the one that was terrain or landscape, which was a bit disappointing. Got 7/10 for that reason (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14753: Tough, scored 2/10. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14755: Reasonable - solved it quickly, although feel the answers are either too specific (e.g, didn't accept Climate zones) or too vague (water... there are 2 oceans and 2 seas). I've always thought Pretoria was the capital of RSA. It's also worth checking spelling (Mediterranean) and using initial capitals throughout. Thanks for the grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

fnoeuwsdboi @ #14755: yo (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

he disabled @ #14755: he disabled (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

fnoeuwsdboi @ #14755: ya absoluely tarrible - s*** - ya dont have a live (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

da scotty @ #14755: this is the best in the world id pay 1 billion pounds for this puzz quiz (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

da scotty @ #14755: this is the best in the world id pay 1 billion pounds for this puzz quiz (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

anonmouse @ #7797: Ollie P is the best you should aspire to him as he is the single greastest person ever but he can not spell anything (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14754: Got the Bath group & solution, but the rest flew straight over my head! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14753: Ah, gin. Something close to my heart. Might go and have one now to celebrate 10/10 on your wonderfully tricky grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14748: I second what has been said. Didn't get the receive connection, of course. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mushroomcounter @ #10064: Coincidentally, I had the Taylor/Moore/Hunt/de Havilland category down as "Rogers" as there are well-known Rogers with these surnames. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Matt @ #14512: Loved it (3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14733: I didn't really get it - where were the crossovers? Cheers anyway for making one that was doable, as so many recently have been too hard. (3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14748: I came to comment exactly what FirstGofer did (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14748: Erm... Receive / Reviece doesn't work. Also, the word 'knickers' widely used outside Australia. But thanks for setting an otherwise good grid. (3 weeks ago)

Bacon Butty @ #14739: 10/10. Good grid all the same. Better than being too hard. (3 weeks ago)

Phil @ #14746: Idiot grid what the hell is ELIDE 😂😂😂... intellectual nonsense anyone can make this so hard no one can play.. (3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14728: I am not into Game of Thrones either; Chris is and she suggested that particular entry. Mind you, whenever a quiz question comes up on that programme she rarely gets it right.....and yet she has watched every episode! (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14747: Got all the connections, but couldn't get the Washington group. Fine grid. Thanks (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14745: likewise... (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14744: Excellent - thoroughly enjoyed this one. Got it quickly but didn't lessen the fun. Thanks! (3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #5910: Poor and inaccurate group names (3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14747: Managed to find the groups but one connection proved beyond us. A tough puzzle, thank you. (3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14746: Beaten well and truly by this one. Managed just two groups and two connections in the time. Great challenge. (3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14745: Good challenge with plenty of crossover. Got the groups but not the silver connection. (3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14742: Excellent grid, thank you (3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14744: Clever idea but although I knew what I was looking for I took too long sorting them out and ran out of time but got the connections right. (3 weeks ago)

David @ #55: nice well rounded grid! super easy tho (3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14743: Should have got the horcruxes but went for jewellery items instead. (3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14742: Sauces worked for me! Enjoyed this one thanks. (3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14738: Did not accept sportswear brands for the athletic clothing/shoe companies and afraid I don't know MLS teams. (3 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #14742: Good, but should allow 'sauces'. (3 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14704: Loved it, thanks (3 weeks ago)

No Thankyou @ #14261: No it isn't! (3 weeks ago)

Squiggle @ #14744: Neat! (3 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14720: Loved it, thanks (3 weeks ago)

NyteWytch @ #14746: Good challenging grid (3 weeks ago)

NyteWytch @ #14741: Thank you. Hope it wasnt too difficult! There are 5 characters in that grid too. Good going on 7/10 if you didnt know them! (3 weeks ago)

Luskentyre @ #14744: Wonderful to see the missing vowels round combined with the wall. Fantastic! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14742: Perfect level of difficulty for me... solved with only 14 seconds to spare! Clean groups and a few crossovers. Thank you! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14744: Interesting idea to combine missing vowels and the wall. Managed to solve it correctly in less than one minute. Thank you for a different test. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14743: Got the groups but not the horcruxes connection so 7/10 on your wall. Good test. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #14728: If it's not Pokémon or made-up languages it's Game of Thrones! (Several expletives deleted). I need a holiday. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #14727: Very entertaining. Thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #14726: Particularly liked the house line. Pity about the pokemon. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14742: Good grid indeed and I managed to solve the wall. Thank you for posing the challenge. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14742: Good grid... nice crossovers (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14740: Very clever indeed... super crossovers AND red herrings. Couldn't tear myself away from Harris! Nice one. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14739: A measley 4...cross with myselff. Good grid. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #14736: Pardon the pun... but Rock Hudson is getting a few outings recently!!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14741: Only 7/10; did not know the characters. Good grid with crossovers, thank you for the challenge. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nick436 @ #14735: It didnt accept any of my correct snswers "disorders" "tube lines" "anna" or "states" (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Frankie @ #14580: Easy and enjoyable! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Frankie @ #14658: Good!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Caz231231 @ #14722: Fairly easy except for the link on the films. Specialized knowledge needed there! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Caz231231 @ #14735: Should accept Anna. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14738: 7/10 for me; didn't get the MLS teams. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

BradTRC @ #14733: RossChris: Thank you for your comment. Really appreciated! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5914: Blake Snyder?? Wood Rd?? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Redkite @ #5915: Too tenuous! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14737: Beaten with this one, well and truly. Tough grid, well set. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14736: Solved this one without much difficulty. Thank you for the puzzle. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14735: Me too. Managed 10/10 on that basis. Fair grid, thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14735: The answers didn't accept Anna or US States, but I'll give myself those ;) Thanks for setting the grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lou @ #14520: Ha ha 😀 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14731: I busted on the poker connection. A neat grid, thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Steve h @ #14728: No lines 2 connections tried it too late (tired) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Steve h @ #14731: Good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

kittymcg @ #14727: Great fun! Thank you. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ian @ #14720: Got the Spanish connection so avoided the false group..pleased that I worked out the anagrams too! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jenn1fer @ #583: Like (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ian @ #14727: Nice grid!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14733: I just broke my record for completing a grid. General categories and no crossovers. Thank you for setting it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14732: Interesting to have a grid based around weddings; not sure with the components that make up the bad luck category, though. Just stating one word in each case seems a trifle vague. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14731: Good grid. Managed a boat on this. Thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

HeroComplex @ #14722: (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

HeroComplex @ #14723: Fun grid---couldn't come up with the "ette" connection, and just barely saw the spy organizations in time for my third life. Nice use of common cultural knowledge in unexpected ways. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14730: Didn't quite manage to complete this one. Good connections. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Zbj @ #14724: Nice one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #14723: Homonyms in grids are often the source of dispute simply because there are many different pronunciations and accents. In this case the t in prints is not silent at least where I come from so it doesn't really sound like prince to me. And in other parts share is pronounced shur. You can't win but good luck trying. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Frankie @ #14703: Good!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14728: Excellent grid... epic fail for me though! Got hung up on Rhone and only managed 2 connections. I was totally bested! :-) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #14721: I rest my case. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

toast @ #14720: Bitte, s'il vous plait, por favor keep it English! I find that quite challenging enough. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14727: This was a lot of fun. It was the K that caused me problems and so the connection had an element of guesswork about it; fortunately it was right. Thank you once again for a good test. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ytte @ #14727: Easy but fun. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14724: The same goes for Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. At home, one of our rows of DVDs contains films chosen because of their artistic integrity and high production values. The fact that Kate Hudson features in every one is pure coincidence. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ytte @ #14703: I thought it was all about football teams for too long. Good red herings. Thanks. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14724: haha! I'll bear that in mind! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14726: Something I have said previously, FirstGofer, and this proved to be no exception. Good challenge, nonetheless. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14725: Managed this one as well but it was a struggle with a couple of them. Still, 10/10 on a FirstGofer grid is never to be sniffed at. Thanks for another fine puzzle. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14724: Liked this one, FirstGofer. Cracked it (just got the capitals link in time) but I was never going to fail to spot a link involving Kate Hudson. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14726: Am never going to complete a grid with Pokemon in it! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14723: Had trouble with this; didn't get the ette or the organisational connections. Tough one for us. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14722: Managed to solve this one though we did not specify the lack of death in that connection. Decent grid, thanks. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14722: Concur with Andy P :-) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14721: Got the groups and 2 connections. Definitely requires specialist knowledge this one! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14720: 10/10 :-) Got the Spanish, although put size and location... Alto = high and Bajo = low, so not really 'size'. Good structure though (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14719: Also put rivers but put 'homophones of letters' Found this one really difficult (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy P @ #14675: A good mix, and nice to have an easy one in the middle of all the difficult ones around. On a personal note a nice little blast from the past as I used to work for a rental car company. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Andy P @ #14722: I enjoyed that, that was a decent mix. Scored 7/10 after saying Nicholas Cage for the films one (have only seen National Treasure). (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bacon Butty @ #14719: Put "letter homophones" and "rivers" and got incorrect for both!? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #13820: Ditto about farm and also wouldn't accept restaurant for the other group (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14720: I managed to evade the false group and score 10/10, but only because you were generous in accepting 'Spanish' for one of the connections. Thanks for a clever grid! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14721: For us, the groups were getable but all the connections were not. Must learn to appreciate Scandinavian music more and get around to reaking Tolkein. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14719: Lots of wicked crossovers here but we solved it within the time - just! 10/10 but a fine challenge. Thanks. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14720: You beat us with this one. Did not get the Spanish connection. Good grid with a lovely red herring to do with voice ranges. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

RossChris @ #14716: 7/10 for me too; my lack of appreciation of REM cost me dearly! Good grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #14704: 10/10. Timely! Without recognizing Pikachu I'd be lost. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Limahl Land @ #14716: 7/10. Good quiz, good variety of topics, and having sidewinder certainly helped with that particular group. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #14716: Interesting mix. I liked the things that were red. In fact that was the only one I scored points on. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

toast @ #14707: I liked the Hoover line. Can't recall coming across the idea being used before. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14714: 7/10. Who knew Brian Eno had so many names!! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14714: Got the groups but didn't get the Eno connection. Fair challenge. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14713: I guessed that was a typo. Got the groups and connections even though I was not familiar with Leon. Another fine grid; thank you. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14710: Didn't get the Mevio connection but found the group. Great grid, thank you. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14713: Massive apologies upfront for the typo - should read SLIM. I wish there was an edit function. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14710: Some great crossovers. Simple but challenging. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14708: Two groups for me and two connections. A challenging grid thanks to the anagrams and the false Buffy group. Thanks! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Red Salamander @ #14707: In what way does the word 'hoover' change its meaning when the first letter is capitalised? Anyway, I suspect that 'Hoover' should only ever be capitalised as technically it is a brandname! :-) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14710: Heard of Vimeo, but not Mevio. I'm old! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14709: Would have been easier if there had been 4 palindromes... River / revir. Otherwise a ok grid. Guessed the Franks tho... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Tim @ #14702: Dr Oetker is misspelled. Good grid though, tough. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Tim @ #14704: Didn’t accept ‘game’ for the the arcade connection, otherwise solid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

James @ #14709: Got there in the end, took me longer than it should have. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

John @ #14710: Not too difficult, enjoyable (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14707: A good grid that would be improved by accepting synonyms as an answer. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14706: Such a coincidence... I was doing a grid with Ham/Apron/Shoe/Second. Great minds, and all that! Challenging grid... only 4/10 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bryan @ #8929: I like all your grids. Please keep submitting. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bryan @ #8932: Another challenging but doable grid. Nice crossovers, Thanks, Keep up the good work. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Caz231231 @ #14691: Good grid, nice and simple. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bryan @ #8935: GOOD one. Nice balance of crossovers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14708: Managed to get the groups but failed to identify two of the connections. A good challenge. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14706: +2 stars for actually writing a group I could get. -2 stars because I was halfway through putting it into my own grid... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #14702: Well thats made me feel much better about my 1/10. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

joe @ #10738: got em all great grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14707: Managed to solve this one within the time. Fair challenge. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #14691: Nice grid if only it had accepted currencies! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Andy P @ #14691: Agree with other comments. I typed "currencies" and it didn't accept it. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Oscar @ #14240: I am also livid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Oscar @ #14240: I am Wilde with an e (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #14671: Excellent. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RossChris @ #14705: Interesting grid. I guessed the acronyms as I was unfamiliar with two of them. I am not sure continuous verbs is sufficient for a connection, but not a bad effort nonetheless. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14704: I'll probably never identify a pokemon-themed connection as I know nothing about it. Just 7/10 here. Great challenge with crossovers. Well done for setting a tough one. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14671: Original and lots of fun. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Adam Zapple @ #14682: Good stuff, well done! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rooj @ #14702: 3/10... Not up to scratch with the poker or TV detectives, and threw me off with Goodfellas. Nice one though! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rooj @ #14703: Genuinely fiendish with the inclusion of the two palaces and two bonus football teams, nice! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sue @ #14408: I put "not straight", and was marked incorrect, despite this being the first of two parts of the answer, both parts meaning the same thing. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14703: Clear connections but lack of crossovers made this straightforward. Cracked it in less than one minute. Thank you for setting. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

SteveBG @ #14703: Sneaky with all the football teams! But I got it in time. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

ian @ #14691: Great grid, thank you (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14702: Sorry to disappoint! My poker knowledge is obviously not up to standard... nor my Mr L knowledge. That said, excellent crossovers. Good grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14702: This one shouldn't be too obscure; I hope for a few 10/10s here. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jim @ #14690: I linked the "out" group yet another way, as they can all follow "black." (Blackstone being a proper name, like Harry Blackstone or Blackstone's Commentaries.) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

A Surfeit of Eels @ #14683: Echoing RossChris on this one. ;) Deaths would be more accurate. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Grugen @ #14689: Went round in a massive proto punk circle there, but hey-ho (let's go), 4/10 for me. Got me good. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14696: Was tempted to include "tenderising/ingredients" in the anagrams. Thought that was possibly a step too far! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Grugen @ #14687: Same got me as well, grid of the week for sure (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14696: Another magnificent grid. Terrific range of crossovers. You got me with the anagrams - I did not spot these - and there was nothing "incidental" about pierce!!! Thank you for the fine challenge. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14691: 7 this time... didn't accept currencies (I gave myself that one!). Good groups. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14690: Good grid... tough though! I opted for 'age' in the cold category (which also works). Still only managed 4 tho! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14688: 2/10... otherwise bamboozled! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14687: Exactly the same as RossChris... nice puzzle (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14691: Another enjoyable grid; solved this in less than one minute which was rather satisfying. Thank you once again. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14690: Enjoyed this grid very much. Good connections, some crossovers, and a sound challenge. Manged 10/10, thank you for uploading. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14689: Enjoyed this grid; neat crossovers. 10/10 but a good test. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14688: Interesting grid. I know where you are coming from with the bishop in chess, but that is very much an unofficial scale. Still, a fair challenge. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14687: Good grid with some crossovers. Did not get the film connection so only 7/10 on this one. Thank you for the puzzle. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

RossChris @ #14686: Very straightforward and finished this in record time. Some crossovers would make it more of a challenge but a fair grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

beechio @ #14686: I wrote National Parks, and Blue for the first two and was incorrect.. Other than that, nice grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Joan @ #14684: Clever! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Napoleon Wilson @ #14682: 10/10, but good grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Napoleon Wilson @ #14683: maybe use killed rather than executed (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #14684: Thanks for the great explanations. It's always nice to learn something. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14685: That connectionbeluded me, too. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14684: Thanks RC... (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14685: No idea about Canadian towns. Found it tricky (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14683: Hmm. I am not sure about the execution connection. Henry I was not executed and Edward II"s death is the subject of debate and speculation. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ahau @ #14675: Good fun (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14684: Marvellous. Great connections and wicked crossovers. Loved this grid. Thank you. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ahau @ #14683: Wonderful got the killer (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Moi @ #14554: As a Canadian, this was fun. Thanks for using the CORRECT spelling! :D (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Blues @ #14671: Good stuff. Thanks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Moi @ #14556: Nice one! Thank you! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Big Phil @ #14671: Good grid but made more difficult by having an `e`missing from the end of Burning down the house. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Big Phil @ #14676: Great grid, lots of crossovers and lots of options throughout. Enjoyed it (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

toast @ #14671: Very entertaining. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14682: Yippee! 10/10 on a RossChris grid ;-) Very well constructed. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14682: Hopefully this one will prove to be less challenging than some of our more recent ones. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

mikk @ #14678: väga lahe (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14676: This was a good challenge which I managed to crack and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14675: Managed to solve this one quite quickly. Some useful crossovers and a nice grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14674: Oh dear. I am obviously making these too tough. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14676: Apart from connection requiring very good football knowledge (which I don't have!) a straightforward grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14675: Very straightforward :-) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14674: Definitely Fiendish - 1/10 for me too! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14676: Good grid, footballers was what i was looking for, didn't see scorers (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14674: Another 1/10 for me :-) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14671: It took me a few seconds to cotton on but it was fast and fun after that. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #14668: Also 0/10, and I can safely say I was miles from a better score (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14671: Thumbs up (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Viper @ #8441: Great grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14668: Totally beyond me! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Viper @ #186: Hidden numbers almost had me (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Viper @ #2661: Saw the animals straight away which helped, if i hadn't would have been on it for a while (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Viper @ #7793: Quite easy for once, probably helps that i'm a fan of all the topics!! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14667: A toughie but a goodie. Pretty sure I got the same two connections as lebamski. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14674: I may not have allowed for the possibility of maiden names in one of the connections; this is of course correct and award yourself the point if you put this. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14672: This was difficult. The nature of the connections was fairly obvious but with so many possibilities it was tough to identify the correct links. Good challenge. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14671: Simple but fun. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14667: Very tough but enjoyable. I spotted two of the connections, but the others eluded me completely. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14668: I scored 0/10. Very tough. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #14671: Haha I liked that one. Well thought out. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14671: Well, that was very different. Solved it without much difficulty but it was fun and thank you for setting it. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

RossChris @ #14668: Great grid. Only found two groups and connections. Well set. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14671: Ha! What a lot of fun! Thanks for that. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

OnanKeating @ #14671: Sorry, guys - missing an 'e' in there (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Steve h @ #14666: Good (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Steve h @ #14667: None followed by three . Hard but good (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #14661: Fab! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Only Me @ #14658: Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #14658: Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14666: Found the groups but the Park connection escaped me. Good grid with crossovers, thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14665: Great grid. I put Doctor Who for the connection and assumed there was a misspelling with John instead of Jon; didn't know about John Hurt. So maybe just 7/10 instead of 10/10. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14664: Fair challenge. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

toast @ #14662: Very entertaining. Good explanations too. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14665: Got the groups pretty quickly but scuppered by the first names connection. Good one! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14664: If I put my pedantic hat on, it's Regent's Park, not Regent. Thanks for setting (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ian @ #14649: Great grid, thanks (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

beechio @ #14665: That was hard - but brilliant answers! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14662: No problem. Doesn't mean I did well on this one though haha, didn't have a clue. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

OnanKeating @ #14657: Thanks for feedback, guys - new here so still finding my feet. One comment - full name of St. Vincent includes ‘& the Grenadines’, including as appended to the Commonwealth Charter, as member country signatories. While ‘Australia’ is of course a film, it doesn’t work the other way around. Cheers (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14660: Greenhead is an obscure type of fly. A tough one admittedly but I liked it as a crossover. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Big Phil @ #14657: Peoples republic of China and republic of China are not two separate countries. so the grid isn't correct. Also Australia can exchange for St Vincent to still form those groups. Nice idea for the groups but unfortunately they don't work (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Matt @ #14658: Never heard of dog face (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14659: A nice idea, but one I think most would struggle to get a hold on in three minutes. Not one I enjoyed, sorry! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14661: Thanks RC... think we need some easier ones now & then... especially on a Monday! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14655: Enjoyable with some good crossovers. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14661: Smashing grid, FirstGofer. Managed to solve it within the time but a lovely challenge. Thank you. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14662: Got hung up on Clodagh which was my downfall. Now that's a sentence I never expected to write!!! Good grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #14660: Tricky with some good crossovers, and I did get the "Spear" group! Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14662: Thanks to Andy P for providing the inspiration for this grid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14660: I concur with FirstGofer; a good grid with tricky crossovers. Found the groups but I too would never have got the Spear group. Thank you for the fine challenge. One of your components (is that the term?) has given me an idea for a connection so I shall use this in my next wall. The group it will be contained in will be quite different, of course. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14653: Thanks to everyone who has commented, and apologies to those whose names I didn't include in this grid if anyone feels left out! Perhaps in a further 100 grids' time? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14654: Good grid spoiled only by the non-acceptance of 'collective nouns' and 'beam' (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14658: Nice one! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14660: Good grid... Was never going to get the Spear group... ever! Can I ask what Greenhead is? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #14659: Incomprehensible (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

PhilB @ #14654: They are collective nouns... "groups of animals" is something a 6 year old would say (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #14653: Wow! 100 grids - thank you! Quite chuffed to have featured in this. Got all the connection except E L Wisty one. Looking forward to many more RossChris grids. :-) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Nb @ #14657: Nice premise but they can be grouped in quite a few ways. Unfortunately let down by the ultimate sin of a non unique solution. Australia and st Vincent can be swapped (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14654: Although trespass is predominantly a tort (i.e. a civil wrong) under the law of England and Wales, it may be a crime under other jurisdictions and in English law there are statutes which make specific instances of trespass a criminal offence; e.g. trespass on the railway. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14657: Didn't crack this one but managed to find an alternative solution to the entire grid, i.e. four different connections which are just about viable, based on Africa, the Caribbean, Island or island groups and Olympic host countries. The Indian Ocean may also be a possible link. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14659: Completely and utterly stumped by this. Failed to identify a single group and, once they wee revealed, the same was true of the connections. Too tough for us. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RossChris @ #14658: Very good grid with relevant crossovers. Good stuff. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14657: Scored 4/10, decent premise for a question just some of the groups were a bit obscure. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14659: I didn't like this grid. It requires too specific knowledge. I work in an office that regularly makes outbound calls to countries across the world and I still didn't have much to go on here. That said, I did get one point, purely on the basis of knowing what connected France and UK. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #14658: Really neat grid and not too difficult, makes a nice change compared to some recent ones from others. Cheers. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

j @ #14646: good (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14649: Fun! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

j @ #14651: nice (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14655: Nice grid. I only got one row in time, but knew all the connections when it was resolved. And that's exactly how it should be. :-) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

j @ #14654: thanks (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Steve h @ #14653: Brothers and gridders within seconds the other two only the connections we’ll done (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

OnanK @ #5633: Nice one (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

????? @ #5574: define famous (4 weeks ago)

dunno @ #14654: trespass is surely not a crime (4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14655: Yep. (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14653: Oh dear! What was I thinking? Mea culpa! (4 weeks ago)

toast @ #14655: Good grid. The fiver line connection was a bit knowledge specific and I didn't know it but the rest was accessible and I enjoyed it. (4 weeks ago)

toast @ #14654: Nice one. (4 weeks ago)

toast @ #14653: Wiz. Do you mean gridders? Mister Tom and the others might not be too forgiving if it was a Freudian slip ( though I am innocent of any contact with dating websites you can't help but hear about these things). (4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14653: Thankyou two too! Quite an achievement. Like the grinders line, very apt! (4 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14653: A fitting way to bring up the century. Congrats and thanks to you both for the many fine grids. (4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14655: Good grid, we enjoyed this, thanks. (4 weeks ago)

Joe @ #14649: Very good (4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14652: Good grid with crossovers and it caused me some problems but I got there in the end and just within the time. (4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14654: Managed to crack this. Good grid with crossovers. (4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14650: Good one. (4 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #14652: evil--but good (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14654: Would not accept .....beam or collective noun for animals. (4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14649: Clever, like the word links. Got 7/10 (4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14654: Really good. Got 10/10 and there was a nice mix and some overlaps. (4 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #14208: My second line was fourth (4 weeks ago)

No Thankyou @ #14202: ? (4 weeks ago)

toast @ #14653: That is phenomenal output. It took me a couple of years to do a dozen. I have enjoyed your grids. Thanks. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14653: A minor milestone for us as this is the 100th wall which we have submitted; 96 of these are from Ross and 4 are from Chris. To illustrate how much we enjoy setting and solving walls, and to show our appreciation for the feedback received, we have paid tribute to some of the other setters of grids on this board. We doubt the grid itself will pose too many difficulties to solvers. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #14630: Great explanations. Thanks. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14650: Enjoyed this one very much. Managed to solve the wall. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14649: Cracked this one. Thank you for the test. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14648: Got the groups but not every connection. A challenging test, thank you. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jackson Rumley @ #8403: Tango is a dance, that is the only thing that threw me off (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #14281: Doing alright until whale not accepted (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #14282: Would not accept biblical names of ways of crossing water! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14647: The crossovers combined with the common theme made it very tough. Thanks for the grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14646: I was radioing for help at the beginning but it resolved itself. Nice one! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14645: Found the groups but the horsemen were my undoing. Thanks for the clever grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #14641: I had three of the connections but the groups defeated me. Thanks for the workout RossChris! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Joan @ #14585: Think hedging should have been acceptable! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Joan @ #14630: A pleasant grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

RossChris @ #14647: A very tricky grid with crossovers in abundance. Quite a challenge! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matilda kite @ #14507: This is rubbish!!! Has anyone seen my wallet?? (1 month ago)

Hugo Blackwell @ #14507: What a terrific grid. Makes the Telegraph look like tissue paper. (1 month ago)

Fred Hobby @ #14507: If I ever see that Bamforth in real life, I’ll glass him !!!!! (1 month ago)

Fred Hobby @ #14507: If I ever see that Bamforth in real life, I’ll glass him !!!!! (1 month ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14646: Very clever! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14644: Fine grid, Firstgofer. Found the groups but failed to identify the trucks connection. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #14645: Generally good. The Legend line felt pretty tenuous, since some of the words are associations/synonyms while others are incomplete phrases. (1 month ago)

Jean @ #14323: Good grid but pantomime characters surely should be marked as correct! (1 month ago)

Ellen @ #14646: Good one. Looked way to hard at the beginning but I got there. (1 month ago)

Coochies @ #14644: Excellent grid, well done. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14646: I used to be FirstGo, until I'd set too many grids... there is now another firstgo! Challenging grid. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14646: A great grid. Definitely no shortage of crossovers there. Managed to solve it within the time. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14645: A very good challenge with relevant crossovers. Thank you for setting. (1 month ago)

Juliet Bravo @ #14646: Very clever! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14641: This defeated me, but I got three groups. Very tough but enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14645: Great crossovers, very enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14646: Looks fiendish at first, but challenging and enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Firstgo @ #14646: I enjoyed this one took a while but got there in the end. Thought there was shakespeare in it and dances (1 month ago)

BrianBrain @ #14646: Probably been done before but this is good quality. Like the cars group! My grandad had a Vauxhall Victor. (1 month ago)

StevieG @ #14646: Nice - lots of crossovers but still doable (1 month ago)

4x4 @ #14644: I liked the truck one. The rest were a bit easy. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14641: Sorry, FirstGofer. I thought I had set it up to allow psychological and even psychiatric but maybe I used the nouns instead. Give yourself a point, even though the lovely Vicky would have insisted on psychoanalysis!!! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14641: Challenging grid - only scored 3. Would have been 4 if it had accepted psychological terms. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #14345: Think plants should be accepted for the shrubs. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #14435: Didn't accept synonyms for treed areas of army terms. (1 month ago)

Pip @ #14175: Still the best walls on Puzzgrid (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14641: One line then 3 connections I think that’s not bad for this one (1 month ago)

phoebe waite @ #6591: (1 month ago)

phoebe waite @ #6591: (1 month ago)

phoebe waite @ #6591: (1 month ago)

TruthTeller @ #56: This was a load of bollocks. You should be ashamed of yourself, Jenny (1 month ago)

Donald Trump @ #14594: lol (1 month ago)

rabbit @ #14638: Absolutely top-notch username (1 month ago)

Bowie @ #14638: Onan: You picked the correct name at least. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14632: Stephen Hawking was an atheist. I didn't refer to him specifically in the explanation as I didn't feel I needed to. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14633: Thanks for commenting, Lebamski, and sorry if it was too taxing. (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14632: I can't see an explanation for Hawking. Very tough. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14633: Too tough for me. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14638: Some flimsy connections, and some which make this quite unenjoyable. Not for me, sorry! (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #14630: Love it, nicely done! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14638: What's going on? Really don't need to know half of this! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14634: Unnecessary all round... please remove. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14632: Got the groups but not the connections, except Mr Twist. Hard! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14631: That means I'm old! Damn! Good grid (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14630: Fab... failed to find a 'man'. Very clever connection. Thanks! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14638: I find at least one of these connections to be totally inappropriate for this board. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14634: I will not even look at a grid submitted by someone with such an inappropriate name. I hope to see this removed from the board. (1 month ago)

como ganhar dinheiro no gta 5 online ps4 @ #2059: Ei Obrigado pelo momento maravilhoso neste site. Manter o . Desde I amor novamente. https://www.minds.com/blog/view/831934162868572160 (1 month ago)

mud @ #14634: I cant even understand the fucking answers (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #14630: Enjoyable. No obvious group but ultimately came apart most satisfyingly (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #14598: Multiples of 1000 should also be accepted. (1 month ago)

The wallmaster @ #628: Another Londoncentric grid. Shameful (1 month ago)

The wallmaster @ #14462: There's really no need to be this much of a pervert (1 month ago)

Mengi @ #9947: Mean, identified the groups shame it did not accept birds, language nor island dwellers (1 month ago)

The wallmaster @ #14634: Fantastic wall! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14601: Thanks for the recent feedback, everyone. This is embarrassing. The Bill Bryson title is A Walk in the Woods, not Into the Woods. I have read it. There is a copy sitting on one of the bookshelves adjacent to my desk as I type, as is the case with the other works; and I still managed to get the title wrong!!! (1 month ago)

The wallmaster @ #35: Honestly Jenny you can do one (1 month ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14621: Good one! (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14630: Good one. Scored 7/10 after not getting the -man suffix ones. Much more user-friendly than most other grids right now :-) (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14631: Clever, but very tough for me - probably easier for those of an older generation. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14632: Sorry for any frustration caused. Sweat bee is a common name for various bees that are attracted to sweat. (1 month ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14630: No TV or music trivia, minor cross-overs, easy groups... makes the perfect lunch-time fodder for me :-) (1 month ago)

Snodden @ #14601: Great cross overs. it beat me but I enjoyed trying. (1 month ago)

comment #023578 @ #98: decent. pwoper decent. (1 month ago)

Snodden @ #14632: Ouch. Sweatbee??! Instead of red herrings I couldn't find a single connection, with another half hour I'd have got Oliver twist maybe. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14631: I enjoyed this one and managed to solve it. Well set. (1 month ago)

Shoepigeon @ #14630: Enjoyed it (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14630: That was a magic grid. I also liked the "watch others" line. Good stuff. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14609: I put popes so it didn't affect me (1 month ago)

Christinaangel @ #14630: 'you can watch others do at the gym.' Spot on. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14630: liked it (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #14622: Great fun! Thank you. (1 month ago)

The wallmaster @ #1875: What kind of dickhead knows about car rental companies? Not fitting for an intellectual site such as this (1 month ago)

The wallmaster @ #5633: Absolute shit. Go fuck yourself, pal (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14601: Tough but enjoyable with some great crossovers and connections. Thanks! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14622: Managed to crack this one, which is not always the case with numbers grids. Happy! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14621: I concur with Lebamski and suspect the connection which may have eluded him was the one that also eluded me. Good grid. (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14607: "acid" was not an acceptable answer for the acid group. I also put something which I now know was completely wrong for the "Will" group but was given the point! Other than that, an enjoyable grid. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Calryd @ #3454: I missed a point saying they were named after gods (which the planets were initially, so maybe worth expanding the definition!). (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14610: Some great crossovers and varied connections. Enjoyed this. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14621: Three connections quite easy to spot, but an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month ago)

Lebamski @ #14622: Some challenging crossovers and connections. Enjoyed this one. Thanks! (1 month ago)

nimaj @ #14594: gud (1 month ago)

Jamie @ #14592: (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14610: Got into a right flap with the hidden birds and had to leave these until last. Tough challenge; thanks. (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #14609: You are too generous RossChris! Puskas was an error - sorry folks. As there's no edit button, please award yourself a pat on the back if you entered footballers for that group :) (1 month ago)

NullDiggity @ #14610: Nice range of categories (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14609: Got the groups but did not get the goalkeepers connection. The great Ferenc Puskas was not a goalkeeper though there have been other players named Puskas and one of them may have been. (1 month ago)

Donald @ #14609: I don't think Puskas was ever a goalkeeper. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #14583: Didn't accept Tom... or Joints. :-( (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14601: good nearly done it (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14608: A challenging grid. Thank you for the test. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14607: Liked this one very much, especially the Grace connection. Very good stuff. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14606: Got the groups but overlooked one connection. Good grid; thanks. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14604: Quite a challenge and failed to find all the connections. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14603: Enjoyed this grid and managed to crack it; I shall forgive you for using two of my most recent ideas! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14601: Thank you for your remarks, folks! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14596: Thank you both for taking time to comment. Much obliged. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14591: Thanks! (1 month ago)

Cityboy @ #14601: Great grid. (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #14589: Nice. Fun to do. (1 month ago)

David @ #52: IR i didn't know either and solved it (though didn't get the connections for the two). Often you can use logic or feeling for language to figure out a group. (1 month ago)

Psyduck @ #14606: Very well done!! (1 month ago)

Plater @ #14606: Really liked the one about the poets. (1 month ago)

NINE9 @ #14606: Great Grid!!! (1 month ago)

BICKERZ2000 @ #14346: Didn't expect file or picture-files (1 month ago)

BICKERZ2000 @ #14521: You need to add other examples for each one. Ie Disease instead of Diseases. And Hormone, instead of Hormones. Organ, instead of Organs. Very poor. Misses the entire point of the wall. (1 month ago)

HeroComplex @ #14603: Nice grid. I got 2 groups and 2 connections, though interestingly not the exact same 2. One link came into focus once I was shown the groupings at the end---it was not the connection I had been trying for, but was perfectly reasonable. And the Spider group turned out to be much more specific and clever than I had realized, so I didn't get the extra point, but it was a great idea for a link! I also wasn't able to suss out the more British category, but that's no surprise---and I appreciated the constructor's note about subjective fame, thanks for making this US solver feel less ignorant. :) (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #14598: Excellent. "SI Prefixes" should be accepted too (gave myself 10/10 despite that). (1 month ago)

Hubby @ #14588: Bell End ;D (I am such a kid!!!) (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14601: Great grid... clever. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #14596: Tough one. Exercised the old cells a bit. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #14585: Got them, no idea how ! Good grid thanks. (1 month ago)

Blues @ #14589: Grazie mille folks... Emp., 49 seconds is good but not quite the fastest I've seen for this grid. (1 month ago)

steven @ #14593: whats a rabbit? (1 month ago)

aaron @ #14594: poor (1 month ago)

aaron @ #14593: no.. (1 month ago)

kieran @ #14593: amazing (1 month ago)

steven @ #14592: epic (1 month ago)

aaron @ #14592: no. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14598: Yeah, fair point that, should have included their most common usage. (1 month ago)

EmperorsNewClothes @ #14589: Solved in 49 seconds - all too obvious. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14598: Would have scored 10 if one group had accepted 'byte'. But I forgive you ;-) (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14597: Fiendish! 1 group, 1 connection. The rest was completely over my head! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14596: Hard! But good... 2 groups, 2 connections. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14595: Good grid... challenging and good crossovers. Missed the same connection as RossChris though. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14597: Got 0/10. This is tougher than the ones on the show itself, even at the late stage in the series that it's currently at. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14597: You beat us with this one; we simply did not know some of the connections. Tough grid. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14598: Liked this one; managed to solve it within the time. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Pharma662 @ #14400: Hello! (1 month ago)

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meh @ #14580: -40 not 40 (1 month ago)

HeroComplex @ #14565: Fun grid! Was able to get the 4 groups in time---with the last two on a guess. Just barely figured out the tougher wordplay category as I was guessing the connections, that one is devious. Didn't quite get the exact JPL link, but was on the way there. (1 month ago)

HeroComplex @ #14595: Thanks RossChris, glad you enjoyed it. I should also say for anyone else---I tried to include a bunch of terms for the Kent/Wayne category, but I definitely didn't catch every good description. If you put something like "Secret Identity" or "Alter Ego," then you got it right, too, no matter what the board says. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14595: Got all the groups but missed the Scandinavian influence. Good grid. (1 month ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14591: Liked the island connection. (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #14589: Fab, as ever. Thank you. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14589: Clever premise for a question, scored 5/10. (1 month ago)

toast @ #14589: Another excellent puzzle from the master. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #14589: I could have tried the letters first... but I trusted you (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14589: Good grid. Thank you for the challenge. (1 month ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14589: Super gridding, excellent work. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14588: This was tricky though we managed to navigate through it. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14587: Just about managed to solve this one. A good challenge. (1 month ago)

K @ #14537: Maybe a bit too easy! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14586: Got the groups but the Buffy connection was beyond us. Good grid, thanks. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14585: Cracked this won and loved the anagram group. Good stuff. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14583: Got the groups but unfortunately I didn't take woodwork at school. Good grid. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14580: Fine groups but some crossovers would make it more of a challenge. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14558: Sounds as if I am getting predictable; better address that!! Thanks for the additional feedback. (1 month ago)

Archie @ #14387: spring could SO EASILY have worked :/ >:( (1 month ago)

M @ #14580: (1 month ago)

M @ #14589: yay, got em all right for a change. good grid. thanks. Liked the single letter in each answer - clever! (1 month ago)

Ben @ #14587: Contains names of alcohol is not a great answer. They are drinks. (1 month ago)

dan and bob @ #14520: we laughed (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14558: oooh - that was challenging. So many SA golfers... I was too stubborn not to include Goosen & Els. I'll follow Mister Tom's logic in future! Good grid as usual (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14561: Sorry to be picky, but with a population of less than 150,000 Pasadena is NOT one of the most populated cities in the US... I doubt anyone will get that connection 'correct'. I wouldn't have called the griffin a 'bird' myself, so opted for "mythical creatures" which wasn't accepted. Fiendish crossovers in the other 2 groups. (1 month ago)

JOHNJ @ #14580: The Whale group didn't accept Whale only Whales - how frustrating (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14566: Like it... good premise, well executed. I'd say Wile E Coyote has four legs... he just doesn't use them all! (1 month ago)

Magoo @ #14567: Fun! :) Thanks! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #14577: 10/10! Mainly, I think, because I thought of the maverick/mel gibson crossovers for a grid while I was driving yesterday! Great grid! (1 month ago)

Pharme621 @ #14400: Hello! (1 month ago)

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Queenbeth @ #14582: The mother answers? They don't make any sense at all, sorry. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #14580: Entered types of whale but marked as incorrect ! ??? (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14580: Interesting mix. A few clues were a bit strange, and there were not many overlaps. To top it off, I wrote "whale" and it was not accepted - maybe try to use singular forms for your keywords for the benefit of the user. Cheers though. (1 month ago)

Ben @ #14582: Not sure about the Mother answer at all. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14578: 3 lines easy face one failed (1 month ago)

Jolly Nice @ #14135: Can you do some more please so we don't have to waste time on the dross (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14579: Not bad (1 month ago)

Who Cares @ #14128: Not me (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14579: Solved this one as well. Fine grid. Thanks. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14578: Great grid; we managed to crack this one despite the crossovers. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14577: Good grid; did not get the Ardman connection. (1 month ago)

Donna Keybab @ #14577: Wow, that was difficult, good stuff though. (1 month ago)

Beau Bells @ #14578: Very good gridding! (1 month ago)

Beau Bells @ #14579: Quality stuff, well done. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #14572: Very clever, and tough but fair. needed another 30 seconds (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14577: Tough grid, only got the Top Gun one for 2/10. Clever though. (1 month ago)

Schneeble @ #5633: Amused me greatly, and still a good test of knowledge! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14573: Got the groups but a single connection eluded me; this is becoming a habit. Thank you for the fine challenge. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14572: You defeated me with this one. Good challenge. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14571: Great grid. Got the groups but not every connection. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14567: Seemed right away this was going to be a "word" grid but it was a fair challenge. Well set. (1 month ago)

rabbiteagleelk @ #14339: the upside down number group does work with 0 1 69 181 though ... (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #14566: That's a fair point JonBob. Thanks for the comments everyone. (1 month ago)

ChrisCross @ #14122: Two minutes 59.9 seconds (1 month ago)

ChrisCross @ #14121: We fell off our roll (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14563: Chief justices is the only one I got (1 month ago)

Alicia @ #14408: I put 'wonky' and it said incorrect... But it even says in the description they mean 'wonky' lmao good one (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14562: Wasted time on garden of Eden which cost me (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14564: Failed but thought it was good (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14566: Over my head (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14567: Not bad (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #14566: Good humour. Great grid, (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #14567: I liked it. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14567: Yeah fair play I thought that too, a bit of a lazy way to get some overlaps, cheers though (1 month ago)

Matthew @ #14281: Good puzzle but “Whale” should be accepted as well as “whales”. Try not use plurals in answers. (1 month ago)

Pharmf513 @ #14400: Hello! (1 month ago)

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Bryan @ #6741: WTF? (1 month ago)

Bryan @ #6821: Liked this one, Nice crossovers (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #14566: Cute! I'd prefer that in a case like this, the memberships to groups were just a little more definite. Does Wile E Coyote really have four legs? Depending on the season of Flying Circus, the leg shows up multiple times. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #14567: Nice herrings but a bit samey- all of the connections were of the same type (1 month ago)

Alicia @ #14562: Not fancying putting in the description what the top category is? lol (1 month ago)

anthony @ #14566: a good leggy grid (1 month ago)

tg @ #14556: good grid (1 month ago)

koshatnik @ #14566: I see what you did there RossChris ;) (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #14558: Spotted Goosen early - with your grids If I've heard of someone then that's not the group they'll be in - but of course the group he was a herring for contained too many people I hadn't heard of... (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14566: Solved this one okay but had to work; was glad when I was on the last leg of it. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14565: Clever but very tough, scored 3/10. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #14566: Clever premise for a question but surprisingly tough to sort out the groups. Scored 4/10 from naming the groups after they were resolved for me. Cheers (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14565: Good challenge. Found the groups but once again one of the connections eluded me! (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14564: Enjoyed this one and solved it fairly swiftly. Thank you. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14563: Found the groups and three connections; you can guess which one I could not identify! Good grid. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14562: Managed to crack this in less than one minute. Thank you for the challenge. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14561: Good connections. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14558: Thank you for your comments, Steve h and Only Me. (1 month ago)

SylT @ #1560: Nice. (1 month ago)

SylT @ #9212: Loved it! Took me three goes, but got there in the end! (1 month ago)

SylT @ #9214: Like it! (1 month ago)

Mendicant @ #14532: After submitting the grid, I noticed that it works even if two of the clues are swapped, rendering it an imperfect grid. Ho hum. I hope people still find it fun and satisfying. (1 month ago)

G @ #14561: Number of spelling mistakes (1 month ago)

Happytoday @ #14559: A wonderful typo probably. I love a good typo..Bager....😂😂 (1 month ago)

chris @ #583: Response to answers not accurate enough. (1 month ago)

chris @ #14559: whats a bager? (1 month ago)

Happytoday @ #14559: I feel the more out of place one is sexualities. The others have a theme of entertainment at least. Could have been more challenging. (1 month ago)

Redkite @ #14559: RossChris - yes, Harry Potter is very inappropriate. (1 month ago)

Redkite @ #14559: What's a Bager!! 🤣 (1 month ago)

JamesD @ #14553: Nice grid, but should be Krebs Cycle, with an S on the end. (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #14558: Yep, very clever grid. (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14558: Golden and els not with the golfers we’ll done (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14558: Goosen I mean (1 month ago)

Steve h @ #14558: Golden and els not with the golfers we’ll done (1 month ago)

Pip @ #14097: We stared at it for 10 seconds and gave up (1 month ago)

Madison @ #599: In response to Al, "Lady Fingers" is also the name of a character appearing in the Addams Family television series, so lady is correct. (1 month ago)

RossChris @ #14559: Didn't identify what was significant about the years; and one of the connections is inappropriate for this board, in my opinion. (1 month ago)

Redkite @ #10906: Up group ?? (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #14554: This American did not struggle with the American one. :-) (1 month ago)

Redkite @ #10902: Agreed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10899: Love it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10898: Kon? (1 month, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14548: Alicia, thanks for your comment, however, the eminent American comic the grid relates to had an "s" at the end of his name. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14551: 0 out of 4 then answered easily in other words I was useless (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14554: Ok with 3 most would struggle with the American one? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14556: Priest Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14557: topical.logic got me the owners the others got me confused.clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14554: Good fun with nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14556: Simple but with some good crossovers. A fun grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

WoodG @ #14520: A Piece of Art (1 month, 1 week ago)

SY @ #14520: A piece of art (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14542: Lovely! (1 month, 1 week ago)

.£$ @ #14551: Good crossovers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #14499: Really fun grid: it didn't rely on specialized knowledge, the themes felt varied, and the kidney group was especially fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

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FirstGofer @ #14557: 10/10... thanks to generous solutions! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14557: It is a fun and topical grid so I am happy to grant a fair bit of leeway in the connections on this occasion. Glad you enjoyed it, Grugen. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SteveWakey @ #14555: Yes indeed toeswest a slight mistake on my part, this is what happens when you try and submit something in the early hours of the morning. Many thanks for pointing it out. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14557: Hmm, I got all the connections more through luck than judgement. Your linking terms are very generous here. Still, I'll take it. Cheers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14493: My pleasure, koshatnik (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14510: Thanks, Benny Dorm. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14511: Sorry if I made this too tough, but many thanks as always for the observations and thoughts. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14513: Thank you for the comments, one and all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14527: Thanks to everyone who took time to comment. Much appreciated. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14531: Thanks for the feedback, everyone, and apologies once again for the music composer! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14538: Ah. Hit the post! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14556: Enjoyed this grid. Thank you for setting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14556: Ah yes, good point. Sorry about that. Award yourself a moral plus one :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14556: Good grid... nice crossovers. I opted for Saint rather than disciple (or apostle), which they all were. But i'm just being pedantic! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10894: Female names poor (1 month, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10889: Children in our class group is pretty pointless. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14554: Fair challenge. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14551: Cracked this in less than one minute; and we do listen to certain programmes on radio 4. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14550: Very good grid with crossovers; got the groups but one connection eluded me. Thank you for the challenge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14549: Liked this one very much. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #14492: Watt,wye,wearand howe are all rivers too. (1 month, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #14521: should be a "very easy" category for this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #14555: Don't you mean Quartermaster? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #14531: Composed the theme music... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14364: Canadian place names should be good enough unless Victoria Coren Mitchell is there wanting a little more. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14369: Church ranks not accepted for clergy (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14549: I loved the anagrams, but not so much the rest. I kept thinking "junk" because of space and mail so that led me nowhere, ah well. Cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14387: Agree that Authors should be accepted and all.the garbage words can precede him but that was not accepted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #2096: Nice and easy :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #14089: A beacon shining in the mists of mediocrity (1 month, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10877: No she is not! (1 month, 1 week ago)

peekay @ #14545: Most points covered below....although Palindromes is getting tired now, as soon as you see the word Racecar it's a fair bet the rest are there somewhere (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14550: Tricky - but well put together. (1 month, 1 week ago)

paper @ #238: would not accept copies (1 month, 1 week ago)

paper @ #8403: good just made it (1 month, 1 week ago)

paper @ #1396: not bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

paper @ #3712: difficult and then some (1 month, 1 week ago)

paper @ #2297: not too hard (1 month, 1 week ago)

paper @ #186: dog breeds not accepted (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14543: Yep (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14548: Nice grid, scored 4/10 - not heard of Carbon Brush, and the Seal group was tough. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #14548: Fun! My score was in the toilet on this one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14546: At last (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14546: At last (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14548: Very good grid with crossovers and red herrings. Fortunately I knew what privy would be the moment I saw it and that set me on the way. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14531: Happy to get boxers and mp's Never heard of the other two (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14546: You beat me with this one. Got the groups, eventually, having navigated the possibilities with all those crossovers but did not identify every connection. Tough challenge, thank you for setting it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #14548: I think you should accept 'field' not just 'fields' (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14536: When I saw the scoobie do answer I thought tough but then came Scottish cartoon,!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14548: good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Andy P @ #14543: Good grid, scored 7/10 after not picking up on "horse". (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14520: Nice grid, cocked up a few times but got it wrapped up in the end for a fine finish (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14538: Heading for a ten then Rush got me and I put card games for Gilbert and sullivan (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14542: Manchester line was good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14543: Learn new things on here pistachio green? Didn’t know it is it a dulux colour? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14541: It twisted my melons man! (1 month, 1 week ago)

jeanlin @ #14520: a fun grid. All the words were legit..some people just have strange minds ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14545: Not sure I like the "wee" connection and I hate to be pedantic but some of the supermarkets are German, not UK. Cracked it despite the error in the anagram. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14543: 10/10 in less than one minute despite the crossovers. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14542: That was an interesting grid; managed to crack it, even though I found "berry" a little odd! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14541: I thought "ian" was okay and I managed to crack this enjoyable grid. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Eh? @ #14530: Which London has an underground line called Elizabeth? (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14545: OK grid... spoiled by WaitroCe. Irate Sow? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14543: Simple connections but some nice crossovers. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hubby @ #14543: Fairly easy to work out the ideas but good crossovers helped with the challenge. A nice grid!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14541: "Ian" feels a bit tenuous as the other three in the group are two word phrases. A fun grid though. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #11311: Tricky anagrams. Didn't see them. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14522: Managed to solve the grid but some of the links were rather specialised. I've never heard of a punnet square. Nice theme though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14520: Oo er! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #583: Enjoyed that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve @ #14536: NICE ONE! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14531: Much to easy: maybe next time go for the sound editor and one of the floor staff... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wz @ #14531: Lovely grid, thrown by The Chase, as you intended! Clever crossovers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14486: Fun grid, got 7/10. Not familiar with the Walrus and the Carpenter so didn't have a clue there. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #9863: Nice! Likable because there was no modern TV trivia :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pharmb803 @ #14400: Hello! (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Andy P @ #14531: Clever, as usual, got 5/10 as the government one threw me. And I accept your apology about the Chase one :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #10875: Not great - careless re groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14520: This was hilarious. Nice bit of comic relief in the middle of all the serious ones. Ignore any negative comments I say. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #3456: Nice - just about right for my level. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14485: I am really sorry about that, everyone. I have clearly made an error and I apologise if this detracted from the enjoyment of the challenge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14529: I take your point, Sue W. I had an advantage as I used to be given an Oor Wullie annual every second Christmas (they came in in alternate years with The Broons annual) and that got me started. I enjoyed the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sue W @ #14529: There was nowhere to start. All but two items were boys' names, so there were dozens of possible categories. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christinaangel @ #14527: 10/10, thanks to Ballas. I liked that clue as it opened the rest of the category up. A good effort. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dr Foster @ #14521: Didn't accept hormone for hormones, illness for diseases or organ for organs. Not good :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

cjb @ #12: Should accept grocery stores as a category. (1 month, 1 week ago)

keefyp @ #6140: Best grid I found so far... (1 month, 1 week ago)

mimi @ #11667: purple group could also be places on the uk monopoly board! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ten for Ten @ #14512: FUN!!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #14460: Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #14492: Fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14527: Did ok Trying to fit osmond In somewhere Was my undoing (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14526: Tough but enjoyable. Watch out for your spelling. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14527: Very tricky with a lot of good crossovers. I was defeated, but I enjoyed it. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ten for Ten @ #14520: I didn't get the shaft. Win! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jake Elwood @ #14513: Don't try to understand 'em... (1 month, 1 week ago)

keefyp @ #12: same here with websites... again !!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

keefyp @ #11: Same here with websites (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14520: A fine grid, worthy of the venerable Allcock and Noble (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14527: Fiendish! Full of red herrings. I managed 2/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14521: Agree with RossChris - the addition of some crossovers would increase the challenge (1 month, 1 week ago)

YellowDog @ #14509: Good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14447: It's all been said a!ready. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ivan knjizar @ #8000: pusite ga (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14437: Colours and ponies not accepted :-( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pharmf702 @ #14400: Hello! (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Omegaman @ #14434: Got it except it didn't accept novelists instead of c20 authors (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14432: Enjoyable one thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #13313: Lol - what? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Boris @ #14078: If it had been Moscow suburbs that would have been easy (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #13977: Wonderful grid - I absolutely loved the quark shadow group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14499: A very fine grid. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14504: Good grid and a fair challenge. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14505: Enjoyed this a lot and the crossovers are deceptive. Good one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14514: A fine grid. Thank you for setting a sound challenge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14515: Very good. Enjoyed this and managed to crack it quickly despite the crossovers. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14516: Yes, a fair grid but two capital connections might throw up the possibility of alternative solutions based on different considerations. That said, none is leaping to mind. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14517: Liked this one with effective crossovers. Thank you for the test. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14519: I concur with Steve h; this was straightforward though the connections are useful. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14520: Yes, well..............the lack of crossovers means it is difficult to cock this one up. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14521: A medical speciality grid, but fairly straightforward due to no crossovers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14526: A fine challenge! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14514: A rare treat to see my hometown name-checked! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #14462: Great! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Feebert @ #14520: Brilliant! (1 month, 1 week ago)

M Whitehouse. @ #14520: No need for this on Puzzgrid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14521: Got the Lines Not the connections (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #14499: One of my favorites in ages. The animal line toed the right side of the line between fair and unfair, by avoiding the "just has a word inside it somewhere" trap from other grids. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #14495: Lots of swapping for me and still didn't complete it. Nice grid regardless of error. (1 month, 1 week ago)

colleen @ #14515: great wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinkTwice @ #14492: Nice - a lot of "Aha" moments after it was resolved. Plus... all those rivers! :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Toeswest @ #14483: Nice grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14511: Should be a new one higher than fiendish (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14513: Struggled Good but hard (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14516: Population one will stump most (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14519: Pretty straightforward Not bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve @ #14483: hmm I put 'book' for the repeated word one and it accepted it. undeserved victory for me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wagner @ #14464: Siegfried, I think you'll find. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ph @ #14460: when was the last time you listened to radio 1?!?! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jim @ #98: Why is not pronounced Y. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MB @ #14499: Hooray, solved this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14516: Two very similar group connections. Other than that, some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #14515: enjoyed it but didn't accept London Mainline Stations - but that's a small quibble. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #8515: Not bad but needs some crossovers to make it more interesting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #8508: "God" as a person in power? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14515: Plenty of good crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14513: Lots of fun, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14513: Terrific grid! V good crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14514: apologies up front for not accepting a crucial word in the Montgomery group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14512: Goodness me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14511: Almost got it... failed on the counties solution and mistyped the authors. Great grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14504: Sorry people, it should have been. My entry into solution was "bird, songbird" :-( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14509: An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14511: This completely stumped me. Great grid though. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #14496: Thanks for the feedback all. I tried something a bit different and obviously not as good as I had hoped! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14509: Fine gridding. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14510: Very well put together. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Elaine Closure @ #14511: That was very tough and challenging. Good work! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fart @ #14485: @Anne Witton - me too :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14495: Good spot! How do peeople mark those? I always give the 1/5 which seems harsh as theyre often more fun than genuinely bad grids, but they do fail rule 1. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14511: 10/10! but doing the previous one definitely helped. Always nice when you can identify a group because you recognise its red herring... (1 month, 1 week ago)

ZBJ @ #14511: Yep. Fiendish alright. Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14431: Sorry "party" food (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14431: Agree with the comment below about part food not accepted (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #9134: Never heard of those American towns. Who has? (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Barringtons @ #14074: Anyone who lives in Gloucestershire. Good wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14495: Thanks, FirstGofer, but I am afraid this grid cannot be described accurately as excellent as I have just realised that Rock and Dundee could be swapped meaning there is not a unique solution to the puzzle. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14504: Also put birds got the rest (1 month, 1 week ago)

Stanley Accring @ #14509: Good grid & good crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14492: Lots of crossover but actually straightforward.would solveagain (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #10999: Some great crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14508: A few more crossovers would have improved this. A nice attempt. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14266: More crossovers needed to make this a bit more challenging. Also, "tomato" wasn't accepted as an answer for the tomato group. A nice attempt. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14375: This didn't really work for me - sorry! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14275: A few unconvincing clues and connections. An okay attempt. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14272: "Drinks" wasn't accepted as an answer for the drinks group. Be careful on spelling too! A nice attempt. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14475: Some good crossovers. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14504: "Birds" wasn't accepted for the songbirds group which I think is a little unfair. Other than that an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14505: Very enjoyable with some great crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #14505: Good one - 10/10. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14496: A few of the connections feel a bit flimsy. Some nice ideas though. A good attempt. (1 month, 1 week ago)

g @ #14499: nice work (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jonny @ #14447: Pretty good, solvable grid, ruined by not accepting answers that are clearly right. Shame, but easily fixable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #14159: Nice one. Didn't see the "man" group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #14484: For the Ham solution, followed by up also works. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #14485: Same as Anne. Used apostrophe and everything!!! ;-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #14487: Missed the bird solution... typed a guess 'musicians' and it was marked correct! (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14488: Got Hogwarts and constellations... my golf knowledge (or lack of) let me down. good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #8650: Didn't like "words related to tie". Preceded or followed by "tie" would be ok. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14489: 2/10... really challenged me! Good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

MoJoPo @ #14499: Very nice - very good quality, good crossovers and no reliance on obscure knowledge. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bryan @ #8588: Liked this one a lot. Good balance of red herrings. Got two groups but didn't see the hidden numbers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #14495: Excellent and challenging. Bizarrely missed the croc connection but got the throne one. Duh! (1 month, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #14496: and Sub itself isn't a negative prefix. didn't accept native antipodean peoples. frustrating (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam Zapple @ #14499: Good stuff, fairly straightforward but fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Omegaman @ #14426: Agree with the negative comments below unfortunately. The swear words can also be synonyms for very. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14425: Did you mean cerebral? Cannot believe the town's and cities containing "on" 😠 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14422: Agree with the comment below about the food group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14410: Didn't accept racquet sports but answer "raquet sports" is wrongly spelt (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14488: Tough but fun, scored 4/10. Went with Latin names for animals for the constellations group, but I realise now that that falls short on Lyra. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sense @ #14064: Please don't (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14490: Clever, but I think you need to be more generous with the words that you accept for the categories, I lost out on a couple of points that way. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #184: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14492: Really good, nice one. You got me with the homophones. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14487: Really good grid and not too difficult. Got 7/10. I thought Wolf, Rhino and Warrior might be to do with the former TV show 'Gladiators' but no dice on that group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #14499: Brilliant grid, thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christinaangel @ #14499: Put infant or child, not baby. Tough to get a good definition quickly for that one; good line, though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Elano @ #14499: Meant to give 5* rating but phone keyboard acting up. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ragman @ #14496: Subjective isn't a negative, false or otherwise. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #7697: Just exactly hard enough. Well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14499: Excellent, one of the best I've played recently. Scored 7/10 after not getting the baby animal one. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #14494: Fantastic grid - very well thought out design, entirely fair but still tricky. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alicia @ #3456: You should allow for planets to be a correct answer too (1 month, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #14492: a good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #14493: 6/10 - had all the groups but couldn't pin down the cities. Thanks for the interesting grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14492: I like the connections. Easy to see once the grid is solved, much harder when you're actually playing. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14491: Fun but tough, got 4/10, never heard of Slava Coast but fair enough :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #14464: Excellent as usual, and I love a good anagram connection, pretty difficult though, 4/10. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anne Witton @ #14485: I got ‘it’s a’ but it said it was incorrect (1 month, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #13346: That was a satisfying grid, thanks! The word group tripped me up, too (1 month, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #10577: Nice. Straight forward and fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14484: A couple of unconvincing connections, but some nice ideas. A good attempt. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14483: Straightforward but with some nice crossovers. I liked the connection for the "Tick" group. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14486: Simple but enjoyable. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14487: Some great crossovers, an enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Julia @ #14490: Very one note. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anne Witton @ #238: Replica is a noun. Replicate is the verb. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #7649: Excellent - well done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

geoff @ #14247: pretentious and therefore not solvable and the american clues used twice (1 month, 1 week ago)

geoff @ #14252: wash and phil - seriously? no (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #14489: No idea how I managed 10/10 on this, but I did it somehow! A great challenging grid with some excellent crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14487: Enjoyed the categories though we found it straightforward. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14488: Thank you, peekay; you are too kind. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Theresa @ #14490: Really great!!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mary-Ann @ #14490: Love it!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #14488: Finally I complete a RossChris wall......my life is complete :) Great quiz (1 month, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14464: I am sure the error in the explanation of the anagrams has been noticed. Ray should of course appear as Ayr. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14484: The bone one..I got it but I thought they were followed by up! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #10853: A bit harsh not allowing guitar models! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #11095: Great! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SylT @ #11259: I put American states ending with vowels, which is technically correct too! Nice grid though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Graham @ #14481: Another good grid with some challenging connections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14483: Too hard (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14484: Be honest on here I don’t reckon anyone would get east timor (1 month, 1 week ago)

rabbiteagleelk @ #14441: seville rather than saville, no? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pip @ #14028: No, I liked the blue group (1 month, 1 week ago)

geoff @ #14420: dampen means wet weather? no sickly conocates with sweet? huh? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13970: Wasted time on places in Kent scrambled a score in the end (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14430: Warriors my fave film still didn’t get it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14475: Hard but good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #14402: Didn't accept caring. Rhonda is a valley. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14480: Got 2 connections this was hard (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14479: a good grid easy to do (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14475: good crossovers. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14479: Very easy - 16 seconds! Perhaps try some crossovers/red herrings? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #14464: Nice grid. Good mix of content. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #14477: Really good quiz (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #14476: Very tricky quiz! I love the concept of having European islands! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jay @ #14451: Thanks Lebamski really good feedback😁! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14474: Nice theme but not sure about the solutions. Doves are from Wilmslow, Cheshire not Manchester and I'm a bit confused by the 'solution' to the cover versions. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14470: So many potential connections... probably impossible for all but die-hard Disney afficianados. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

rjo @ #14470: One for the Disney specialists, tough (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14465: Agree with the other comments: rubik's cube (6x9) and Sudoku (9x9) - I'm afraid that solution just doesn't work. Perhaps if you'd chosen Sear's or Petronas in the tall buildings category , it would have worked but as Banana said, all 4 are in New York. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14464: Nice one - challenging. Got the groups, but missed two connections. thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14460: good straightforward grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Coochies @ #14460: Very good! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14412: All but the last group 😁. Enjoyed 😁 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14415: Only got chicken! Good grid 😁 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

frankie @ #14418: A little to easy 😁 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kieran @ #14470: That was tough! I got 1 point! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Banana @ #14465: Agree sudoku and rubik's cubemail not 4x4. And New York buildings not accepted. Pretty ropey! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midter Tom @ #14458: Not all good ideas work... The problem with the Runit group is that 3 of its elements stick out like sore thumbs. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14460: Very good. Not sure how I got 10/10 here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14468: Looked good at first but 2 of the categories - the red and blue groups - had very unsatisfying connections. Far too general. Thought the red group was Bond actors for a brief moment, a much better solution, but was ultimately disappointed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14403: Synonyms should be accepted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wendy @ #14466: I guess I'm not very smart. I tried numerous ways to link them. Will be interesting to know the answers. I only got one right. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14430: Netherlands would be accepted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14464: Only the husbands and wives for me hard but it is late (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14402: Synonyms should be accepted as commented below and I put valleys as I knew there is no gorge in the Rhondda. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14398: Jennifer Aniston link is rather obtuse and the friends group should accept "synonyms" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14390: Synonyms of other synonymous words should be accepted or just "synonyms" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14393: Omegaman - good point! Is there any way to edit it to add that in? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Twiki @ #14465: Both Sudokus and Rubik's Cubes are not 4x4 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14391: Synonyms of other synonymous words to span should be accepted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14443: E.L. You beat me, tough one. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14393: The raspberry group could follow various fruits so "all follow fruits" should be accepted e.g. raspberry ripple, rhubarb crumble, gooseberry fool, lemon tea etc (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #14022: Lost will to live (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14457: Yep. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14350: Very tricky, but great fun. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14452: I got the groups although the solutions very specific. E.g. i was marked correct for south-western states and north-western states. However, incorrect for the Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois group which I identified as Mid-Western states (which they are). Southern states also wrong. Hey ho. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14457: Good one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14431: Easy but some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14452: Definitely fiendish! I got nowhere near any of the groups or connections. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #583: Good fun. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14439: I really enjoyed this one, especially the "Ford Cortina" group connection (although they're all originally from a poem by the great John Cooper Clarke - that's why I recognised them!) Thanks very much! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14451: Two groups very easy to spot, although the connections were harder to work out. More crossovers would have helped. A challenging grid though. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14451: That was as hard as a baby's bum👌👌 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14447: Thanks Puzz Grid Enthusiast!! (it's OK, I know him!!!) :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzz grid enthusiast @ #14447: Absolutely terrible! Call that a puzzle! Really needs improving jennifer (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #14376: Klee is pronounced Clay. All the rest seem fine. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14436: I like the "bells" group connection. Some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14443: Good fun with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14446: Some of the groups feel a bit flimsy. Not a good idea to have two clues exactly the same, as it's then pot luck if you hit the right one! Some good ideas though. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14447: "Simpsons" wasn't accepted for the Simpsons group, and "boat" wasn't accepted for the vessels group. A simple fun grid though. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kate @ #14437: Shetland and New Forest are ponies not horses (there's a distinct difference). Also agree with Bink re Palomino being a colour not a breed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #14447: Great grid. minor point - I put in 'watercraft' as the connecting clue and it wasn't accepted. Sailing vessels perhaps a little unhelpful as at least two of the group don't have sails. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #14426: Not sure where to start... - the 'ate' group can equally be 'ation' - the Red group doesn't accept 'synonyms for red' - the Bloody group should accept 'used as swear words / expletives' - the US group - weak. Sorry to be negative ... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14439: Didn't accept 'trade names in general use'. broader answers are less frustrating (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Perkin @ #14440: I need to brush up on Robert Harris books! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14437: Palomino is a colour of a horse, the others are breeds. Agree about the snooker ball issue (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14446: not sure... it's a bit frustrating when two boxes are the same. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14448: Fiendishly clever ❤❤👍👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mr idiot @ #14448: Supercalafragilisticexpealidotious!👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mr idiot @ #14445: Very good Jellyquivve!👍👍👍👍👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mr idiot @ #14446: It was quite hard, I liked the red herrings 👍👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14393: They can’t be strawberry as well. Raspberry Pi is a computer but there’s no such thing as Strawberry Pi (without the ‘e’) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14442: A nice grid, shame about the typo on Bogota. I got 7/10 after incorrectly identifying the towns as being in Cornwall. Oh well :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14431: Didn't accept party food for the party food. I've done a couple of these ideas recently, strange how often they seem to be recycled. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14434: 7/10 because I typed playwrights for the authors one. Good grid with some nice crossovers, although I also used Orwell as a rivers one recently. Not sure if coincidence. Haha. Disagree with Sid that is it "very easy". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9836: Great fun. Thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9863: Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9973: Really enjoyed this and all my answers were accepted! Solo artists, duos, trios, and four piece bands! Plurals! Simples! ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9981: Good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9983: Excellent. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9988: Enjoyed this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14432: Agree with Andy. I managed 7/10 but found it a testing grid thanks to the clever crossovers and not knowing a couple of the Orwell characters. Thanks Yeldhams! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14435: Nice one, thanks. The Blake group should accept 'Tyger' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

aaaaaaaaaaaaa @ #14422: Very easy to identify the groups because there were no overlaps or red herrings.Then impossible to get most of the groups because of the restrictive definitions. The foods are foods, there's nothing specific in that group that leads to pincho as an answer. The expletive/curse group are just synonyms. There are many alternatives to the given answer that fit the group. And I have no idea what words are required to get the point for the tv shows. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

aaaaaaaaaaaaa @ #14430: Hard. But the setter needs to brush up on his/her geography. Only Vermeer was born in Holland, the rest of that group were born in other parts of The Netherlands (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9769: Nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChrisWisty @ #14438: A real lack of diversity here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14437: Easy but ok (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14432: Disagree that it was easy. Although I must have tried every other possible combination of the Orwell characters and the horse races without getting any of them. Finished 3/10. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14438: It’s rather too military for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10868: Either you speak French or you don't. If not then boring waste of time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #13800: Enjoyable. Had to explain to my 51 year old husband and 24 year old son what a merkin is! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10867: Really bad in allowing descriptors. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14431: yawn........ (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10863: Niche gibberish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14432: easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10860: Hardly general knowledge! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14435: easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Glyn @ #14437: The answer was HORSES... i put HORSE........really??????????? INcorrect??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jo @ #14437: "Colours" is a correct answer -doesn't have to be snooker. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14435: Great thanks. Found all groups but only 2 links. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14436: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14436: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14437: Solid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14434: Lots of guesses but did it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14436: Blagged it somehow (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14434: Very easy, but good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

rjo @ #14427: Got one group but managed all the connections. Hard but fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Yeldhams @ #14403: Thanks, like food links but. A bit too easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

geoff @ #13781: sorry but there are no giants in tolkien (there are trolls) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #14427: I know it's meant to be fiendish, but crikey....give us a chance. As stated below, far too many same type crossovers mean you are just randomly clicking....I sussed the s****s group but still couldn't get a line....incredibly difficult bordering on impossible without lucky guessing (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14403: Grid was good, answers went wrong somewhere (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #14426: enjoyed it thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

rabbiteagleelk @ #13252: vessels should count ... otherwise nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mario @ #14427: to many close links to each other (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14401: Happy with 3 out 10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14428: Struggled can’t work out if this was too hard or not my mindset (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14429: Got the lines in 25 seconds then failed on 3 of the connections too cocky (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Yeldhams @ #14405: Tough (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

macabaret @ #14424: @Christinaangel - Champaign is a Illinois county. The red herrings are between alcohols/cocktails, US presidents, New York boroughs, aircrafts etc. Sorry if it appears too obscure. That's why I marked it fiendish. But I'll try to make them less "esoteric" in the future! :) Thank you for your feedback though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14410: After 1minute of zero ideas finished it in next minute and half not bad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14427: Thanks but impossible (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #14370: Didn't accept seabirds or publishing houses (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14423: Tough but very enjoyable. I liked the connection for the "shield" group particularly - although I didn't spot it. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14428: The word group connections could be stronger. I also put "double" for the reduplication group but it wasn't accepted. Overall a fun grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14425: Some nice crossovers, but some of the connections feel a bit flimsy. Enjoyable overall. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FussyPussy @ #14426: The US one is weak, easy to find but weak. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SteesusChrist @ #14403: Link to pintxo? Not accepting synonym for snack? Ok (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14426: PUSs, fUSsy, sUSpicioUS, instantaneoUS (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14426: I tried dictionary and Google searches for the -US group to try to figure out what was intended, and came up empty. Is there a typo? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzler @ #14408: Interesting puzzle ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14426: Didn't accept "ation" for the "ate" group which was very harsh. Didn't accept "curse words" for the curse words group. I've never heard of three of the words in your "add -us to make a new word" group. They were all capitalised, which is all I could go on to get it as a group. And I have not heard of three of the words in the red group. All in all, not my favourite wall so far :P (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jen @ #14402: Thanks. Meant Ronda in Spain (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jayz @ #14426: Great fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #14402: Not bad, but could be better. Agree with Andy P - synonyms should be accepted... just put a comma between synonyms and care and it will then accept either. And... this is the pedantic bit... Rhondda has 2 Ds... unless it's a girl's name... and it's a valley. There, got it off my chest! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jayz @ #14412: Excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

hmmm @ #14408: To have a solution as basic as 'contains won' ... makes me think some googled 'famous winnies'! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jayz @ #14425: Excellent fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14410: two solutions are so similar... not sure on this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14423: Good grid but obscure... Guernsais is almost a 'googlewhack' yielding only 6 results! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Peter @ #14420: Very enjoyable. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jen @ #14415: Sorry...yes! Prothesis (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Queenbeth @ #14415: I think you mean prosthesis, no such thing as prothethis. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Who? @ #9430: Really easy but good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14421: famous canadian footballer? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14424: Champaign? As in the town? Some potential here with the crossovers, but ultimately too esoteric. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14418: a good grid plenty of red herrings well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14395: I liked this grid, some great crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SA @ #14402: I liked it. Got it all but only got 7 due to my wording on the synonym one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #14415: Great and different (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #14420: Great puzzle!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14416: Very easy, needs more crossovers. I like the connection for the group including "Cuba" though. A nice attempt. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14418: I put "instrument" for the instruments group and "colour" for the colours group but neither were accepted. Appreciate the crossovers but a bit too simple overall. A nice attempt. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14419: I put "cocktail" as the answer for the cocktails group but this wasn't accepted. Other than that, a fun grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14410: Tricky! (in a good way of course!) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #14408: Contain Won? Cmon...... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jellyquivvers @ #14418: Good grid! Some red herrings to look out for...... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jonny Mcmuffin @ #14416: It could use some red herrings lol (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

1974janeen @ #14393: last four could be strawberry as well? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jonny Mcmuffin @ #13892: I was confused because bridge is also a card game, but it was a good wall💙💙 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14402: That was a good one, nice one. Bit gutted that it wouldn't accept "synonyms" for the one that was just synonyms, knocking my score down to 7/10. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #14291: Solution is not unique. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lars @ #14404: With what prepositions? Invite isn’t really a phrasal verb, is it ?! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14404: Hey Jen, you can’t just have phrasal verbs as the connection for all 4 groups. It doesn’t work like that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14352: Nobility titles incorrect? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14384: Great fun and some nice crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14390: A solid, fun grid. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14399: An enjoyable grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #14390: Liked this one very much.Good range of red herrings.Also no specialised knowledge required. Struggled to see the hidden fruit but got there in the end (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14398: It was good until the Jennifer Aniston one - a sort of tenuous clue that we wouldn't get on the show itself. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14400: Well done with the shiraz (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14385: Satisfying to do.. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14393: Very nice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14392: Pretty good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14393: Not bad I’ve never heard of raspberry tea (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14395: Couldn’t do it hard but good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14396: Knew 2 pretty hard (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #10851: seriously need to broaden your definitions here..... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #10849: garbage (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkte @ #10852: Easy but satisfying (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkte @ #10851: Didn't get any reasons correct as did not type 'all represent ...' four times! Unimpressed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkte @ #10849: Self indulgent nonsense; who cares about Mike? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5531: A somehow pleasant grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5554: Naval vessels a bit obscure, but otherwise neat. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5662: How would non-Londoners know ‘. Zone 5’? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5663: I don’t think two sets of captains is ok - arbitrary grouping. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14393: Stones, throw and first come to mind .. enjoyed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5670: Duck dynasty?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5680: Ditto darto (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5686: Quite neat. It’s juggernaut though. And like many synonym answers, the options should be wider. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14391: Great grid! I was lured into thinking that Thomas the Tank Engine was in there! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #8731: Very enjoyable! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14390: Yeah that was a good one. Bit gutted about not seeing the hidden fruits, which basically meant that I scored 5/10 instead of 10/10. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #14389: It wouldn’t accept ‘start’ in the synonyms group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #1396: Enjoyed the puzzle, but what’s a full bed?! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14390: Quite neat. Answers for the synonyms could be more inclusive. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anne Witton @ #7062: Nice! Didn’t find any of the groups but I knew all the categories. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Abs @ #14390: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #14375: Thats 3 minutes of my life I'm not getting back.........wow, (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #8697: No way this is medium....too specific (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Turnersweb @ #14387: Got snookered on one line ... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TreX @ #14385: Not the best, the who line needs some work (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14388: Not bad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14387: I liked it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HotHamish @ #14387: Good grid - did see some red herrings, eg (Jill) Murphy and (Michael) Bond are also children's authors (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14385: 3out of 4 who done me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14383: Good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #14387: Very straight forward grid, should've been marked easy as theres no red herrings in there. Also didn't accept Authors as correct for the group which is ridiculous, needs tweaking (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14381: Very good did 3 quite fast the stalled (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14386: Not bad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fart @ #14382: dB and pH ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14379: Great grid, nice crossovers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #14361: Great work- loved it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SA @ #14372: Got 10 and fast. Liked this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14364: Need a little more leeway in the solutions... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14361: Great grid... Simpson threw me. Just didn't know that's what the S stood for. Learn something. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14360: I did a very similar one a couple of weeks ago... roman gods and nicknames of symphonies. good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14357: Excellent - tough but enjoyed it. managed the elements and states, but foxed by the others. Thanks for a great challenge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14369: the solutions allowed are too narrow - this is a recurring theme. a little leeway is required rather than exact words. Agree with Mister Tom about the profit group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14370: Put Sea Birds - not accepted. Shame as spoils an otherwise good puzzle (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #14344: I liked this, struggled with it but appreciated the challenge (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

666 @ #14371: Acceptable answers need to be less restrictive. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #14372: I given myself 10, although it didn't accept European Tribes. Jutes, Angles and Saxons all originated in Germany. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8705: Nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8720: Not bad. Unfortunately, I spent three minutes trying to group them by language, which would also be a valid solution. There's supposed to be only one way to resolve the wall. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8731: Liked this one. Nice to see a similar theme in all the links. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SA @ #14057: Nice one. Solved it but also couldn't get the football connection (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9646: Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9674: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #9674: Nice and easy! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14349: Pretty straightforward. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11751: Excellent but very easy , (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14347: Managed to do this okay, however. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14345: Liked this one. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14338: Enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11756: Good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14336: A fine challenge with red herrings to mislead. Well set. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14334: Many crossovers. Always enjoy pies and cream. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11778: I did the same as Nicola - harsh. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14333: Tough categories. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14332: Cracked this but we thought your chemical symbols connection is pushing it a bit. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14331: Managed to crack this without difficulty. Never watched BB but knew the connection nonetheless. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11134: Er - what? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14330: Found this to be not too difficult. If you take a look at the grid overall and identify the groups you get less bogged down in crossovers. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14329: We enjoyed this and found it quite doable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14328: Challenging. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #11157: Good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14327: Did not get the 623 connection but found the group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14326: Fun grid. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14325: Cracked this one fairly quickly but we enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ma @ #14379: Easy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14367: excellent again (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14370: It's dogger bank, no? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14371: loved the plums (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14372: tribes that settled in britain .Did not accept (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14377: 25 seconds had 3 lines finches beat me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #14377: easy but very good liked the finches (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8704: Nice one. Didn't get the London and Manchester links but enjoyed trying. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #8697: How did this one get a medium rating? Seems pretty specialized to me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14370: I put "publishers" for the publishing group but it wasn't accepted. I put "birds" for the seabirds group but it also wasn't accepted. A tough grid overall. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14364: I put "council" as the connection for the council group but this wasn't accepted. Other than that, quite an enjoyable grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14376: All ok apart from clay to klee (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14360: Liked this! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14364: I agree with Mister Tom above -lots of potential and interest, but some groups which are either too obvious, or too vague. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Head Master @ #13979: Do better next time (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14366: Dessert!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14372: There needs to be scope in the answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14376: There would need to be some weird mispronunciations to make some of these homophones. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10836: Too samey and if you don't watch day time TV then no chance. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14375: Really? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #14360: vg (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #14373: Lily (not Lilly), Patella (not Pattela) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14373: Some nice ideas, but very easy to spot the groups. Only connection I didn't get was the vowels (Also, be careful with spelling!) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DJ @ #14169: Love this (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14373: Lilly ? Pattela ? Crossovers? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Banana @ #14373: LOVE!LOVE!LOVE this quiz!!😘😍😻💏💑💋💙💚 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lol man @ #14373: I think this is a very good quiz! Omg!😁😁 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vicky @ #14350: Oh nevermind. Sorry! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vicky @ #14350: Lincolnshire is wrong; Corby is in Northamptonshire. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vicky @ #14336: This were good, it was, it was! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14369: The definition on the "profit" group is too wide = and it also would allow you to swap Marmalade and preserve. if you swapped profit for, say, PROVE or PLEASE it might have worked as then you just remove the first letter. The rest of this was very straightforward - the Pulp group and the Priest group don't have an obvious overlap with the other groups. Finally, I suggest taking your time: if you have a good grid, find a way to make it better. Remember that there are 14,000 grids already = so one new good grid is much better than 5 forgettable ones... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14357: I think I just had a beer with a Pokémon! Thank you all. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

sqiggle @ #14358: Blue Peter badges changed since I watched! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

sqiggle @ #14359: Half a double act should be allowed! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

claud @ #14146: I agree with Ken and Squiggle. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

claud @ #14146: it is unfair that universities is not accepted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #14365: Beef out. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14367: 10/10 after 18 seconds, so it was fun, albeit fairly straightforward. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jalapeno5 @ #14346: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Donald @ #14366: 'Desert' should read 'dessert', I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14364: Yeah that was pretty decent actually. Got 7/10 in 40 seconds. Two points though - I was a bit gutted it didn't give me "cities in Canada" for the cities in Canada - I'm not sure many users based in the UK will know that they are all specifically in British Columbia, but I appreciate you want to make it harder by being precise. Also, Bank Quay is in Warrington, not Wigan, think you're getting your rugby league towns mixed up there! :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14346: I disagree, "acronyms" would be too general as it covers basically the entire grid, and therefore easy to bluff something you didn't know. I deliberately kept that word out of any of the solutions for that reason. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #10405: Loved it, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ethan @ #14341: Loved it, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #14357: Original , entertaining and not a Pokémon in sight! Great stuff. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14360: A nice grid with some clever links, though I didn't enjoy the swan clues, they were beyond me (Swan Lake aside). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14359: Re: Andy P, I think the comedy partners aspect is important so agree that just comedians wouldn't work. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

luskentyre @ #14360: Too hard for me but still an excellent first grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14358: 7/10 didn't have a chance on the Blue Peter badges. Thought that it could be "Blood __ " as that fit in with Orange, Diamond and Sport. Maybe that was a deliberate decoy - so well done, you got me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14354: Tricky for me too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14358: Yep (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14359: The hidden body parts was a clever one, the only one that got past me, so kudos for that. However I put in comedians for the group of comedians and it didn't accept it, which I think was a bit nasty. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Graham @ #14357: I liked it. Didn't work out the sports, although tug of war should have helped. I was a little miffed that it didn't accept "tonic solfa" for the do, re, mi one, but still fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Graham @ #14359: Enjoyable grid. Although I may be biased xxx (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14355: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14357: Wow, that was tough. Foxed me, but I should have done better. Well done for coming up with something different. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Peter Blue @ #14358: Easy but fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14359: Good grid. Well constructed and fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jonny @ #14355: You should really count 'south' as correct as well as 'north'! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #14357: A good idea and welcome bit of originality but might have worked better if all groups had been a sequence (or a sum total) and all groups were genuinely upper case letters (although FE and SN are strong hints the other group is less so). I'd rather get a low score from a tricky one than 10/10 in 20 seconds. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #14305: Lots if red herrings, unfortunately a couple can be swapped so the solution is not unique. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14357: 4/10. Happy with that. Similar sentiments to Andy P. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14322: ... and if it is the chain, the whole grid falls apart rather. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sue @ #8745: All companies? Unfortunately vague answers which could apply to many other things. Organs of the body - they are not body parts as such. Live and learn! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14357: Also didnt get the sport: but 10/10 is allowed to be a rarity. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sue @ #8745: All companies? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14334: :-) Should have used "court", damnit (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sue @ #14243: 'Makes of phones' is wrong? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sue @ #14346: 'Acronyms' was marked as incorrect - a bit harsh. With the tiny space I thought it has to be one-word answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #13460: Famous gorrilas? Hadn't heard of any of them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #13951: Didn't get the "hop" link. Followed or preceded?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14323: Fairly straightforward. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NeddyinhisBeddy @ #14352: Nobility ? No? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NeddyinhisBeddy @ #14357: Very nice but an easier example for the sport group would’ve helped. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NeddyinhisBeddy @ #14357: Very nice but an easier example for the sport group would’ve helped. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

numberwall @ #14339: Oh dear, I made a silly mistake - 25 doesn't fit in the calculator category(when rotated 52 is shown). Sorry! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14354: No chance for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14357: Andy thanks for the feedback very much appreciated. I realise it was going to be tough because its different, but different doesn't make it bad. I tried after a couple of beers and messed it up ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14341: Got there in the end! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14322: Enjoyed this and got the sporting themes right away, but the entry really ought to have been The Chain. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14321: Interesting challenge! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14318: Very general and straightforward. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14317: Good grid but very straightforward for us. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14315: Interesting challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14314: Good grid. Cracked it without too much trouble. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14311: Good challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14310: Managed to do this one and got the connections right but were not convinced that we had. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14308: Interesting challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14306: Beat us with this one. Great grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14305: Very challenging for us as well. The facial one was the first connection we saw. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14304: The names did for us here; we somehow managed to unravel the groups but two connections eluded us. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14303: Managed to solve this and get the connections. I personally think that famous New Zealanders is a bit too general considering how many there are/have been, but it is nevertheless valid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14302: Enjoyed this and managed to crack it. Great use of melon. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14301: Great grid with lots of deceitful crossovers. Loved it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14357: Very clever, not sure it will be a popular grid, but I liked it. Got the chemical elements and US states in about 20 seconds, but then couldn't get the rest at all, leaving me on 4/10. Tough, challenging, but pretty fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

6oftheBest @ #14347: “Real ales” too vague. War planes too vague (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

6oftheBest @ #48: Very clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14344: We were confused as well and agree with Mr Tom. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14353: Hey Evelyn, it’s a herb and a spice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #14334: Excellent grid! Really pleased (as a languages teacher) I got the French adjectives connection. Nice crossovers too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14351: Couple of errors in there, but good attempt. Thank you, as an observation it's probably best not to flood the people with too many consecutive grids. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Evelyn Wilson @ #14353: enjoyable grid, but fennel is a herb, not a spice, I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

brucie @ #14343: typing in yard doesn't work. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14344: Never heard of any of the Ugly group! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14351: June was not a landing beach. Wimbledon is not Athletic. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Geoff @ #379: I enjoyed that. Love the computer commands. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

turnersweb @ #14340: Whoops! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

turnersweb @ #14340: Whoops! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Stuw222 @ #14346: Nice grid, simple but satisfying (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #14346: Really neat idea and got 10/10!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tposer @ #14343: Particularly liked the children link! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dav @ #14340: Sow or sew ? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dav @ #14343: Booo!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

turnersweb @ #14342: Improving (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

turnersweb @ #14340: Nice to see it works (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

turnersweb @ #14341: Appropriate (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14339: Agree with Matt who left the previous comment. Very tough for those two categories. Got 6/10. Clever grid though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14341: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14339: I can't imagine anyone would ever get the lord of the rings group or the calculator group. Is this an April fool? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #33: Liked this one. Just the right mix of red herrings and varied links. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14336: The "black and yellow" group feels tenuous. Other than that, an enjoyable challenging grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14336: A goldfinch has a red face and a significant amount of white. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #8387: Loving the meta puzzle! 5 stars (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #12423: Great (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #12421: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #12429: Wouldn't accept Roger. Very disappointed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SylT @ #12431: Nice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

numberwall @ #14336: Masterful red herrings! Well done. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #1405: nice one. didn't see the"blue" link. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #1405: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14336: Fiendish is right - very well done. The hornet/wasp/bee red herrings did for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14334: So many pies! This is a clever and varied grid. Thanks for making it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Marty @ #14335: Ben Nevin ? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #10577: I liked this one. Just the right mix of red herrings and knowledge needed is not too specialized. Not sure about "light ray" though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #1708: We miss you abelataha (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #13953: They are fruits as far as I am concerned (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #13951: Not famous Ryan's in this house (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14331: Really good, scored 7/10, undone by the BB winners (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14224: Sadly, can swap Micro and Peri, so non unique (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14259: Some consider it bad form to mix in word (Minton, Lands) and out of word (Blood) prefixes. Otoh, I actually completed this one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14330: Difficult. Almost too many crossovers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14318: Great grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14317: Enjoyed this one, thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14331: With 14000 and counting Its impossible to avoid a bit of deja vu... Having said which this was enjoyable, although the first names group was a bit niche (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14332: Tough but enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ma @ #14325: Victoria cake wasted time for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14332: Too hard for me but good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14331: Seems to be like TV at the moment - lots of repeat groups. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14330: Some of these groups have been used many times - benefit of hindsight. Very difficult to be 100% original now. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14329: With the benefit of hindsight this is very easy as 3 of the groups have been done many times - inevitable with so many grids. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14331: Nicely done. Came unstuck with the UK Big Brother winners but enjoyed puzzling out the rest (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #14329: An enjoyable grid with clever crossovers. Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14321: Clever but very hard, scored 2/10 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #12138: nice distribution of red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #3608: "parties" wasn't acceptable as link for the red group? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pat @ #14317: Very good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14328: Mixing names of fictional frogs with species of frog is a little unconvincing. Overall a fun grid though, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14327: I feel the answer for the group including "Something" needs further explanation, as I have no idea what it means! Other than that, quite a fun grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Geoff @ #14327: Tough but fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #12814: just finished it in the last few seconds. lots of red herrings. nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bryan @ #9214: I liked the idea of only letters for links (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #13899: "Phrases that mean man in them" doesn't make any sense. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

fartbutt @ #14282: im sorry but "brian ferry" is not a river crossing (although I put water crossing so it should be accepted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #3261: A clever set of red herrings. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #3305: A classy grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #3348: The song’s not one I’ve heard! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #3377: Think animals should be accepted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2946: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14300: Got the groups but the car connection eluded us. Well set. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14299: Another fun grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14298: We are enjoying your grids, Simon, and this was no exception. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14296: Excellent grid. Fine crossovers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14295: Fine grid. We enjoyed this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14294: Good categories. Managed to crack this in the time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14293: Found this doable in fairly quick time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2749: Entertaining grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14292: Wasn't straightforward for us!! Good challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14291: Couldn't sort out all the metals and anniversaries. Tough grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14290: Yep, we fell down on the literature link as well. Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2787: Danger doom?. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2791: Bird names hidden should be accepted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14287: We found this one tough. Very tough. Thanks for the challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2797: A pleasant grid, but agree mix with people should get credit. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2809: Neat! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2733: They’re not eponymous! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

N @ #9780: Superb grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2535: Hurray for an Irish flavour! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2538: Clever! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2622: Neat! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

N @ #13644: General Hux in not an imperial officer - he is a First Order officer (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2658: Never heard of the sitcoms, but lots of red herrings! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2659: Loved the s.a. group! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2657: Neat. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2651: Nice! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2650: Very clever! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14325: My mistake sorry (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14325: I put "park" as the connection for the appropriate group but it wasn't accepted, which I think is a little unfair. I like the "New York" group. A fun grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14326: "Bronze age" is two words, whereas the other three need to have "age" added to the existing word to make one new word. Other than that, quite a good, challenging grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2653: Clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2296: A nice grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2298: Affogato - but a pleasant grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #13919: No (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #13918: Yes (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #2066: Tricky and interesting ! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5600: Some of us pronounce the h in wharf? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #5604: Interesting grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14315: All but west brom (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10511: Very varied - and tricky! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10529: What’s a tank girl?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10325: You can be a silly billy of high intelligence! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10330: Poetic forms was rejected! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #7157: Quite interesting. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #7162: Cannabis?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve @ #14324: Done it , not bad (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #7383: Definition for the adjectives could be more inclusive, but neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14283: Good grid though I would suggest fuller explanations e.g on the Brazil line which not everyone will be familiar with. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14280: Joan - quite a lot of people would very much like to see Brian flung into a river. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14299: Administrative districts?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peter Davis @ #14273: Nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #14208: Wiz.....Star spangled banner :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14323: Not great. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14323: a good grid , but blue cheese is not smelly (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #14315: Mary and Pat should have been accepted (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #14321: Two good grids. The other 2 were far too similar. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14318: a nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14315: Good one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

pale fisher @ #13782: Jack's [sic] (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #14317: nice one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Torad @ #14314: good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bryan @ #8793: wrote "contain drinks" for blue group and it registered as incorrect. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14308: Very hard but I appreciated the comic relief amongst all the serious grids. Well played. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Philippa @ #186: Fiendish but fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Philippa @ #2297: Harder than some but fun to do. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Philippa @ #583: Nicely done. Not dffcult but fun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

PapaD @ #14315: We had “Mary” and “Pat” correct but not answer available was plural. More variables of the correct answers needed. That why we only graded this 1 star. Looks as youth others have had same problem with this grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bryan @ #709: Didn't see the anagrams but wrote "crime series" and "rhyming slang" which registered, I thought unfairly, as incorrect. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FSaunders @ #14308: Fnarr fnarr... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14306: Struggled (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #14314: You're quite right Jeff, have a strawberry (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14318: Nice and easy. The Queens group was very easy to identify because there were only 4 names. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14310: Good apart from the German one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14314: Pretty good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14318: Bit easy but I'd rather get 10/10 than 0 or 1. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jeff @ #14314: That's not how you spell Marshal. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #14318: Straightforward and enjoyable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14317: Yep (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Rh @ #186: Easy but nice! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #14317: easy but nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #14318: easy but nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14318: 18 seconds! Whoop whoop! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #14310: Good grid, well crafted (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14317: St James Park isn't old - it's current - both Newcastle United and Exeter City play at grounds called St James Park. Needs to accept singular versions for answers also. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14317: Nice effort, did not accept stations or grounds (sorry about the spoiler.) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14317: Good one - challenging but achievable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

wilson @ #14315: quality mate (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Angie @ #14317: Well done really enjoyed it. More please. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Frenchie @ #14317: An excellent grid. Top work Mark and Ruby! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ruby @ #14317: I think that this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ruby @ #14317: I think that this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14316: Thanks for the grid. I think the skeletal group connection is a little dubious. Blood isn't exactly a function... blood cell production is. By the way, who is MRS GREN? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14315: A suggestion... put 'key words' for answers in the singular rather than plural so it marks both correct, e.g. if someone types 'all called mary' rather than Marys, it will come up as correct. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14315: Spotted all the groups apart from West Brom. My answers for the Mary and Pat groups were correct but weren't accepted, which was frustrating. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14294: Sloppy CAZBAH HUMBUG wants to get a life its a fun grid you D*** (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peter Davis @ #14311: Nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14242: Simple but effective. Nice work. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14251: Really good grid, very enjoyable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14305: Challenging... 6/10. Failed to get all the groups but got the connections. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #14308: a bit puerile (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #14311: Good grid... but the measurements eluded me! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14308: Only inappropriate for people with dirty minds. Good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14310: Finding the groups was too easy - no crossovers. Identifying the actual links was harder. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

R @ #14299: Ace (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

R @ #14308: Inappropriate (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14299: Great grid, thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bobtgeterrier @ #2184: Good fun for us thickies! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14310: First 4 points were easy. Then the wheels fell off. Clever grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

SylT @ #12397: Nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14285: Great grid. Beat us all ends up. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lingvo @ #8632: Pheonix? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14310: I liked that one, some clever links. 7/10, missed the station link. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

The Real Oliver @ #13902: As satisfying as a saffron bun (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14296: Really enjoyed this, great mix with some good red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14298: Great grid. I also think the categorisation of the London group should be more general. Very enjoyable though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14283: We enjoyed this too but solved it fairly swiftly. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14281: Enjoyed this and it didn't pose any problems, even with the probable typo. But, Alan S, any more grids like this and.....you're fired! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14280: Managed to crack this one quickly, even with the naughty use of Brian Ferry. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14278: Couldn't see any crossovers here so we breezed through this. Good ideas, however. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14277: 7/10 again. Did not get the butterfly connection. Another fine grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14273: Only 7/10 for us; our knowledge of recent pop music (for us recent is within the last 15-20 years) was found wanting once again. Fine grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14271: Good grid, managed to do this comfortably within the time. Thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14270: Good grid. Managed to crack it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14269: Got some of them but in the time allowed we were beaten. Well sett. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Isla @ #14308: Good work, Finbarr. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14305: Very difficult, 2/10 for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quiz Master @ #14280: This quiz was really good - a few errors. But we all make mistakes! Well done whoever made it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quiz Master @ #14278: I thought the quiz was really good and well thought out. What a good quiz - well done, whoever made it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CAZBAH HUMBUG @ #14294: Agree with all re 1st line. It didn't give an answer other than the homophones. Sloppy! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CAZBAH HUMBUG @ #1473: Fiendish! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

CAZBAH HUMBUG @ #8618: Agree with Dan E . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RowG @ #14261: Didn't accept assassinated Presidents (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14286: @Queenbeth: Gah! Apologies, that's my geographical research letting me down! Thanks very much for letting me know. If I can edit the grid or resubmit it then I will. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14301: It was a couple of weeks ago Andy - maybe I'll start signing FirstGofer! Thanks for the feedback :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14302: I scored a lovely 0/10 on this. It was a bit too difficult to be enjoyable, but I do appreciate the cleverness of some of the clues. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14302: Found this one really hard - udder seems a little tenuous. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14301: I doubt this is really your First Go, haha. Really enjoyable grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14301: Thanks Vlad! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #14301: Great grid, hats off (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14300: 4 point - a toughie! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #14295: Nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RichmondLass @ #14301: Ooh... red herrings aplenty! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny boy @ #14300: Tricky, very tricky! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #14294: I put racing and it worked fine, I think they are race courses misspelt, as it cant be UK towns as Leicester is a city good grid I thought (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Queenbeth @ #14286: Leominster isn't in Hertfordshire, it's in Herefordshire. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #14296: Happy birthday Simon! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RichmondLass @ #14298: I take issue with your London group - Putney and Richmond (both south of the river) are defined as South-West London. I opted for stations on the district line (which they all kind of are... West Ken, South Ken, High St Ken) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14295: the pudding connection is a little vague - otherwise good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14294: Ditto racing and didn't accept homophones of uk towns. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Brett Orr @ #8170: If you don't know what a synonym is you shouldn't be allowed on this platform!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14294: I enjoyed this one, although I put "UK towns" and "racing" for the correct groups but didn't get the points, so the descriptors may be inaccurate. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14292: Clever, but very difficult. Scored 1/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14292: Good one - pretty straightforward. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #14291: With so many of the metals being able to swap with tin as an anniversary gift - Tin=10th, Silver=25th, Iron = 6th (and in some modern lists Platinum = 20th and Nickel = 21st!) - you may have been better off using less common metals such as Magnesium, Gallium, Titanium and Bismuth! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14291: I got 3 points! Happy with that... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dabba722 @ #1653: clever (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14291: Fair play EJG, cheers for feedback. Apologies that I didn't accept "anniversary" without "wedding" as well, not sure how that idea got past me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #14291: I got the connections but so many fall into the gift category (diamond, leather, iron, nickel, silver, gold in addition to the 4 that were correct) and element category just ran out of time trying combinations. Disappointing that the gift category didn't accept 'anniversary' too. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14290: Liked it, very clever, the Camus one was my downfall I think as I struggled to 4/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14290: Got 2 groups & connections... my lack of literary knowledge! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14286: out of my league! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14281: perhaps try and add a couple of crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14280: As others have said... but also Bible Personnel? Maybe if I'd just typed bible rather than biblical characters. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #14287: Nice! Only recognised 2 of the holiday group - the others rather obscure- but 2 was enough (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #14283: Enjoyed the grid although partridge is spelled incorrectly. Thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14287: Clever, liked it, but only scored 3/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #10695: Joan, they are a pop duo! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jim @ #14285: Fun grid. Especially liked the Belgium group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10614: Difficult! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10931: Answers do not accurately reflect the clues. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10651: Yes, rug confusion for me too! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10678: That was WC! But I don’t want to pan it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #8000: Nice one Dan. Hapus iawn. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10678: Think we should be acceptable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bmd34 @ #582: Portmanteaux? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10680: A bit different! Interesting! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14285: Got the Arkansas bit the rest no chance (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10683: Hurray for female choices! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14286: Just the towns for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14281: Hem? You mean hen. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10688: Don’t quite get bagend, but a nifty grid otherwise. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14283: I love this grid especially the Group with Brazil in it! Thanks peter Davis. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10929: All answers appear to be A? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10695: A savage garden?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10696: Liked it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14286: Very clever, but a bit above me - I only scored 2/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14270: Enjoyable, bit easy, but rather that than too hard (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10804: Interrogatives should really be acceptable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10805: Entertaining somehow - and tricky! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14273: Excellent, got 10/10 but it was a struggle. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10829: I think the definitions could be a bit more inclusive - but a neat grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10839: The categories are clear and relevant, but without variety. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10843: A clever grid! Hard! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10874: The singer is Billie, but ok otherwise. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lynne S @ #14280: It was a mistake. Sorry. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10924: Neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10940: Liked the opera group! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10967: Neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10968: Neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10984: Nice! ( though I was never going to get Chelsea managers!) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14248: Nice one,! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14269: I think the definition of a the games one needs to be better of more inclusive. Palindromes read the same both ways. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Raymond @ #14271: In what way are Joel, Gibb, McCartney and Dylan not musicians? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14280: You can’t just fling in a Brian like that!, (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14252: Neat. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14268: Good crossovers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

ChrisRossWisty @ #14280: Brian Ferry ???? Eh??? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #14278: Good apart from the somewhat lame final group (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Charlotte @ #14278: I disagree with the spellings for the final group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mlle Delaney @ #14276: Yaaaaaay I got all of it right and only lost one life. I am the boss. Go me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14266: I put types of tomato and it was incorrect. You need to allow the singular as a correct answer. Didn't know it was empire but it was too easy a group to find. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14275: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14272: Dor chester doesn't work when the clue is Door! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #14275: Didn't really work for me... sorry! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RickRolls @ #14275: Boys ? Are you sure ? Boys E, maybe. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Coneheads @ #14259: Thoroughly enjoyable grid there RossChris. We were personally fans of the Badminton inclusion - I suspect his grapes may be slightly sour. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #14263: Good stuff (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #14268: Good stuff. Took me two goes - lack of Steely Dan knowledge was my downfall. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #8199: Surprise doesn't work (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #10280: Brilliant grid. I went down the bridges route too. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #8000: 15 seconds PB!!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #519: Ani? Googling that one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #14273: Another good one, easier on the brain than the last but just as enjoyable. Sláinte! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #14271: Evil crossovers, excellent grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #5983: Good starter (19 seconds - my record) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bob R @ #14273: Seems to work. welcome to the site! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14270: How else tbf? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #2652: The anagrams are self-contained (no links to other groups), so fairly easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HotHamish @ #14270: Good grid, but not sure 'for' and 'four' are pronounced the same (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #14270: An easy one... but the books solution could also be saints. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14264: needs red herrings. It was too easy to find the groups as each answer only had one possibility. i.e. only 4 lakes, only 4 characters from TBBT, etc. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14268: A great challenge with misleading options. Found the groups but did not get the music connection. Well set. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14261: Good one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bink @ #14260: Just wondering why some are capitalized and some are not? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10926: Depending on the order solved some of the explanations make little sense! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10924: Who is Meredith Brooks?! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex H @ #14244: Tricky! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex H @ #14245: Good fun! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex H @ #14248: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex H @ #14249: Yardarm?! Difficult! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex H @ #14251: Satisfying (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Alex H @ #14263: A good medium grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14264: I sat through the musical in London a few years ago, unfortunately, just to see what all the fuss was about. It is the only time Chris and I have been to the theatre and, at the interval, debated whether or not we should go back in for the second act. In the end, we did; but we could just as well have passed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #14264: very good did not know wicked songs (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14266: Good grid and managed to crack it without stressing out. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14264: Enjoyed this grid very much. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14263: Managed the full score on another fine grid. Thank you for setting. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14261: Enjoyable grid. Thank you. Managed to solve it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14260: Very good challenge. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

. @ #11709: iconic??????????? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14263: Excellent again, although this time I only got 5/10 . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14261: Mountains done me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14254: Wouldnt have got the nurses anyway but happy to have Got the lawyers double quick (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14255: All but squash not my thing but pretty good though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14259: Sorry for any frustration. What was wrong with Minton? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #62: A clever grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14257: Good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14251: Excellent - when I looked at the wall I thought I had no chance of getting more than a handful of points, then I ended up getting 10/10 anyway, once the clues started falling into place. Nothing too obscure, and some nice overlaps. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14259: Wasted 2minutes on finding London squares and want a stewards on Minton bad,pretty good though (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #8618: Parts of pretty much and grain crop (e.g. wheat) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #3757: Barberry???? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dan E @ #1152: No red herrings in the cricket grounds group, so it was quite easy. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14257: Liked it! Bond eluded me - as he is wont to do! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14256: Noted MojoPo - will remember to add PM in future. :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14247: Thanks for your input, Red Salamander. I don't think I shall use any similar ideas in the future as they can be contentious. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14257: Very good grid and I hang my head as I did not stumble upon the Bond connection despite finding the group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

MoJoPo @ #14256: Good grid - umpires too tough for me. Should allow PM for the prime ministers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RedRose @ #14257: Good variety. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14256: A very good challenge. Really enjoyed it. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14255: Thanks for this enjoyable grid. Managed to crack it within the time. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14249: Red Salamander, thanks for your comments. I have not heard of Rebar and would certainly not used it if I had; just goes to show how careful research is important. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #14247: A little more checking was required. To avoid falling into the other group, 'Words for which Americans have an alternative term' should only consist of words that are meaningless in the US. Unfortunately, (quick Googling...) in the US, 'Pavement' means the hard surface of a road and 'Tights' are what we in the UK call 'Leggings' (ie. thicker than 'pantyhose'). I guess you guys could have gone with 'Petrol', 'Post Code', 'Anticlockwise', 'Car Park', or even 'Boob Tube'! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #14249: A decent enough grid, but the 'Re-" link is a bit week. It allows for an unintentional variant solution - swapping for 'Morse Code' and 'Rebar' (reinforcing bar) would work equally well. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14256: It should have been - just checked. My apologies anyway. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14211: I really enjoyed this one. Some great crossovers. I recognised all the groups but only managed to find one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Big Debs @ #14256: Old wasn't excepted (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #14256: Umpires stumped me.. hahaha! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Peter Davis @ #14125: Nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #14226: Confused by Sean... and it didn't accept eagles! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14224: Love it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14241: Could do with a crossover or 2.. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

HARV @ #14248: Good grid but try to expand on acceptable answers - didn't accept types of glasses. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14254: Oops. Thank you Matt. I really must not post these grids so late at night! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10913: The only category that makes sense is the Robbie Coltrane one! How is a 'cracker' bread? I could go on but can't be bothered! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10911: Pointlessly niche. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10953: Extra star for the Welsh!! Da iawn! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10951: Didn't allow constellations and the final group is rubbish! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #14254: It’s Mary Seacole, not Seacold (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14247: Thank you for the comments. Much appreciated. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14235: Thank you for the feedback, folks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14247: A truly excellent grid! Thank you (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14251: Peter Davis, this is a good grid. Thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10948: Overly precise and simplistic categories. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10947: Too precise re reasons for answers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10945: No idea what any of these are!? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14226: Sean Connery? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14252: A good grid with crossovers which was a fair challenge. Thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14251: Liked this one very much. Lots of crossovers. Fine challenge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14249: Loved this one with the red herrings and crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14248: A tricky one with good crossovers. Managed to crack it by guessing bombard. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RedRose @ #14252: Not hard but good mix. Wisty should take note of the variety . (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14237: Excellent (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14243: Excellent, one of the best I've done recently (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14248: One of the best I've done recently, nice one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14223: Got the four lines in 35 seconds then failed on all four connections a first for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14235: 3 lines flew through bible one no chance (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14240: Stumbled through it the man thing missed me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14242: Moons of Jupiter beat me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14248: Poets yes the rest couldn’t do (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14249: Did it just (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jock U Larr @ #14248: Good fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14235: The Roosevelt line was particularly good as were the red herrings. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #14242: nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #10934: Pokemon - yawn; Scott vs the world - ?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #37: I'm with IR! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #32: So amend use of preceded! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

007 @ #14222: Wonder wall (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14244: Don’t like to brag but finished it in 35 seconds right up my street (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14245: Not bad (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14247: Only got the addresses but was happy with that (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14239: Still enjoyable. Thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14224: Fine effort. Thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14223: Had me in circles. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14237: Thank you, nice gird. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14235: Did for me, Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #14218: Good grid. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14239: RedRose, I am in awe of your perceptive talents. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #14237: Fun grid, very enjoyable! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #19: Jezebel = young woman?! Utterly inappropriate, you need to do some serious thinking about your attitude to women. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #363: Really tricky - very clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #497: Clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #498: Very clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RedRose @ #14239: 3 categories just words preceding or succeeding other words (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #514: A female type of quiz - not many of them about! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #516: Tricky! Enjoyable! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #516: Tricky! Enjoyable! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #540: Liked the added letters group, but don ‘t understand the days one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #545: A clever grid, but I’d never heard these golf terms. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14224: Thank you all, just drank too much Rioja to be sensible... Hic. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #548: Not following American football I was never going to get all of this. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14224: Toast, I have a feeling that a haven will have been found, don't you? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

stevo67 @ #7274: Some brilliant crossovers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #574: Ditto, Swagger! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

stevo67 @ #14244: Very good fun, but Butler should have a double T (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #582: Think combination words could have been accepted, bit a neat grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14245: Thanks for another interesting grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #583: Easy but elegant. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14244: Useful crossovers on the presidents made this quite fun to do. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #585: Elegant! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14243: Another fun grid. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14242: Nice grid. No y on the end of Daphne but that did not detract from the fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #587: Clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14241: Fair grid. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14240: Pretty straightforward; some crossovers would have made it more of a challenge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #597: Some intriguing crossovers - rather elegant! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #598: Liked this! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #604: It can be a pity to include items which will date...otherwise quite neat. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #624: I could only do one group, but I thought it was a very interesting grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #627: A little eclectic! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #628: Interesting grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #635: Neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #636: Nice grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #637: Grammar gets you only so far -a bit of specialist knowledge needed. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #639: Strictly speaking, a goose isn’t an animal - creatures would be better. Quite neat all the same. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #640: Reduplicatives doesn’ exactly roll off the tongue in the answers, but a neat grid all the same. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #642: Think synonyms for disintegration should be allowed, otherwise neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #650: The definition for the hoover group a bit lengthy - I got it, and for the right reasons, but couldn’t define it to your satisfaction! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14219: Liked the fencing clue. Think imaginary realms should have got a point. Not sure that a fiefdom is best characterised as an administrative district. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14224: Clever! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14237: Some nicely misleading crossovers! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14238: Didn’t offer rhyming as a solution, as it seemed too obvious - even though that’s why I’d grouped them! Thought it must be something more esoteric! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14239: Neat! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #14226: Sean??? What's that about? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14223: Not bad at all. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #14224: Very tricky, particularly liked the peri line. Hope you have found a suitable haven from the rain. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14239: enjoyed the grid nonetheless; liked the crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14238: An enjoyable challenge. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14237: Very enjoyable with useful crossovers. Thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14239: Apologies- another typo I'm afraid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14169: I assume you've been agonising over some difficult home decorating decisions recently? Nice grid though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14221: Nice grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14224: Salud!oh dear! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14224: Buena salad ! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Lol man @ #14164: Very confusing (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #14224: Wiz, Ross, Kitty thank you, or as we say here in Spain (in the rain on holiday) El thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bette @ #13083: Unsure why anyone would say the fruit anagrams are too obscure! Fairly easily worked out and perfectly well executed, IMO. Good board. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14231: A straightforward one I should think; I have been drinking and it was the best I could come up with. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

.? @ #14226: Who is Sean? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #14224: Great fun, as always. Thank you! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jonni @ #14225: Great stuff OS... Good challenge. Villa /ramsey had me scratching my head (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14226: An interesting challenge; one of your category descriptions is rather amusing. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14224: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Tyrone @ #14226: funny and caught me out couple times lol (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

quizking @ #14226: wonderful! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14224: Hi. Blues, lively and imaginative as ever! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

g @ #14221: easy but very good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

g @ #14222: really good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mike @ #14221: I enjoyed it and completed it; so it can't be all that difficult (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14223: Very enjoyable, thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14222: Good grid, we found it straightforward. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Vlad P @ #14223: Ooh, shut that door. Brutal, but enjoyable Banbury Boy. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14221: Enjoyable with some crossovers. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ms Brack @ #14222: Excellent quizzing! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

lily @ #14222: This was fun, my first time playing this game. luv it! ^_^ (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

h^2 @ #14222: Gr8 quiz, fun clues. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Banbury boy @ #14221: Very enjoyable Vlad! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14220: We don't know enough about Marvel comics, clearly! A fine challenge. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14219: Indeed, the fencing connection caught us out too. Great grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14218: Excellent grid with tricky crossovers. We enjoyed this one. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14217: Good grid, a tough challenge. Thank you. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ian @ #14219: Nice grid learn something everyday with the fencing (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #13908: Excellent. I appreciated the Black Mirror red herrings, which led me astray for a while. Spotted the Lion King characters at the last second too! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #14191: "Children's names" feels a bit vague. "Manchester United" feels a bit too specific (I said footballers and was told it was incorrect). (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14214: I thought just the same, great grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14214: I should have seen that RossChris, good point, thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14214: Your UPS connection could also be an S connection. Good grid nonetheless. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

rtrtysrtysr @ #1396: yjetyhjwsy (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14211: Easy for me having horses... :-) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Finacien @ #14210: The easiest of the Westwind series yet .... but still good. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14209: No need to apologise, Midge. You are entitled to your opinion and preferences. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14210: Might've got there if I knew my 2011 singles (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14209: Should accept backside for the synonym group. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14209: Should accept backside for the synonym group. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14212: Fawlty towers did not see got the rest good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Eh @ #13825: Eh! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14208: I liked this very much...Peekay, which was your second line,just interested!a clue will do.... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Midge @ #14209: I prefer Chris grids! (Sorry). (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14212: I thought this was very enjoyable! Some nice touches! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #14212: The Claire's got me. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #14208: The second line is inspired.....hat doffed. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14211: This was a very enjoyable grid with clever categories and crossovers. Great stuff. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14210: I enjoyed this one and managed to crack it. Thank you. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14208: Clever, but very difficult. I scored 1/10. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14211: Really good - was a bit gutted to only get 5 - I thought I had I tried all of the combinations of the six possible football team nicknames, but apparently not! Well done. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mr Sehejpal @ #184: nicely played smithers... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

g @ #14209: enjoyable (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14209: This one is a Chris grid; not had one of these for a while. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14201: No sadder than I must be!!!! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14201: How sad/old am I... got the 'band' connection straight away! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGo @ #14200: Good one. Didn't know Bonnetti was known as The Cat... so I went for sporting rather than football thinking of Tuffers. Thank you for allowing! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14202: Very good grid. Thank you for the challenge. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Hugo @ #14193: If I ever see Mr B in real life, I’ll glass him (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Millie @ #14193: This is totally rubbish (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Fred hobby @ #14193: This sucks!!!!1!!!1!!!!! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14199: Managed to get the groups but not every connection. A fine challenge. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ben @ #14199: What a rib tickling quiz (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Adam Zapple @ #14194: Fun and challenging; well done. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14191: The hidden names were clever, but I thought the rest was a bit too straightforward to be enjoyable. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #14198: This is listed as English? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #14194: Very good challenge. Thank you. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

tonys @ #5633: (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #14188: I too put cabinet members and put footballers for the other group. Both were given as incorrect. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #14194: Tricky, abounding herrings, creative. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #14194: Not bad (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14188: What is MSL/MLS?? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #14187: I liked this though I found it hard. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #14194: For some reason its set to Fiendish......meant to be Medium, Apologies (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #11501: Think Puzzgrid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Jonny @ #4645: Doesn't allow 'means trustworthy' for 'synonyms of trustworthy'. Doesn't allow 'TV shows' for 'BBC TV programmes' Doesn't allow 'bands' for Musical artists who released disco songs in the 1970s. The third of those might be fair, but the first two very harsh! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #160: They ARE parts of speech!!! (2 months ago)

Jonny @ #14188: MLS spelled wrong, cabinet members not accepted... (2 months ago)

Posy @ #160: They are not parts of speech they are grammatical terms (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14182: Good grid! Testing! I thought he was the landlord too. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14190: An excellent challenge with misleading crossovers. Well set. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14187: An excellent grid with numerous tricky crossovers. Liked it very much. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14184: Enjoyable but as Gray said pretty straightforward. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14182: Thanks for the comments, everyone. Re Mr Heckles; I never watched Friends so I cannot comment with authority but his featured on two lists of tv landlords which is what I was relying on. Apologies if that is inaccurate. (2 months ago)

Bob @ #14188: Poor allowance for synonyms e.g 'cabinet members' not accepted for 'ministers' (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14182: Excellent! Nearly got done by Third Man (set in Vienna) until I saw 'cover' and 'slip' and the connection clicked. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Thanks! (2 months ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #14182: Mr Heckles was not the landlord in Friends, he was just a neighbor, (who complained a lot) (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #14182: Clever, just very difficult. Got 3/10. (2 months ago)

Gray @ #14184: Straight forward grid to solve, but you need to accept a wider range of answers. Theresa May's cabinet was wrong, although I think you'll find that Rudd, Johnson et al are exactly that. (2 months ago)

lindy @ #14166: Very easy grid...guessed it all in about 40 seconds. (2 months ago)

Bette @ #13816: Enjoyable up until (as others have said) not including the two variants of Steven/Stephen. (2 months ago)

Lee @ #14168: Difficult. I completely missed the vehicles and no idea with the eagles. (2 months ago)

Lee @ #3712: Found this one pretty easy. Once I'd eliminated Travolta from the Pulp Fiction group, there wasn't anywhere to go with it other than looking for other units. The 5's and parks really stood out. (2 months ago)

Midge @ #14172: They are towns, not cities. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14169: Colours and Italian regions not accepted. 😢 (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14166: The foreign word group was a bit too obviously a group. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14158: Doesn't accept words containing number words as not just quantities. (2 months ago)

GeorgieP @ #14176: 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a thumb war. 5, 6, 7, 8 try to keep your thumb straight. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumb_war (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #12586: Thanks SirGridAlot, I've enjoyed many of your grids also (2 months ago)

WandErection @ #12586: Fab little grid this....stumped me, but got 2 groups at least..thanks (2 months ago)

GeorgieP @ #14176: 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a thumb war. 5, 6, 7, 8 try to keep your thumb straight. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumb_war (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14150: Speech line didn't work for me I'm afraid....bit obscure (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #14140: I really enjoyed it. Thank you. (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14172: 1 out of ten worst I’ve ever done(not the grid) (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14175: An elegant grid! (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14176: I like the grid - but am I missing something - thumbwar?? (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14179: You can thank the lady Chris for providing that or, more specifically, her CD collection; they are the ones I will not allow her to play!! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14177: I thought this was a good idea but, as has been pointed out, too many crossovers and the use of such common words and letters means there is no unique solution. Of course, it will be possible to produce such a grid where there is just one solution with perhaps up to three crossovers in. (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14179: Got the films but Robbie Williams come on, (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14177: Knew what to do but couldn’t quite do it but it was alright (2 months ago)

pamelaa @ #11510: Good wall, no specialist knowledge needed (2 months ago)

DL @ #2296: Though our expert (RK) struggled with the streets, we made all the connections. Thank you for this. (2 months ago)

Putter Plenty @ #14177: Nice job! (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #14166: See below. (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14177: Pretty much what Eagleeyes said - great idea but there are too many options. (2 months ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14177: This type of grid is very difficult to create error free. Unfortunately this is fundamentally flawed. There are at least 15 other correct solutions. All and Andy can swap. All and Oat can swap. Ear and Rain can swap. Andy and Art can swap. Using only one swap creates a further 4 solutions. Perming any 2 from 4 creates a further 6 solutions. Perming any 3 from 4 creates a further 4 solutions. Using all 4 creates another solution making 15 additional solutions. (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14169: Great grid, but penalising for not getting the D***** connection on the colour line is a tad harsh (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14108: What the actual f**k was this? Horrible (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14166: Like Andy has already said, got the groups within 20 seconds, was then met with 2 group definitions that without Google would still be here next year trying to resolve. A grid of 2 halves. (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14163: Obtuse? Clearly I meant abstruse, The shame....:) (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14163: I agree with RossChris....almost wilfully obtuse. Verging on if not actually, impossible. (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14166: A bit too easy to get the groups sorted, to be honest, and then conversely, a couple of them were too obscure to accurately guess. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14176: Interesting challenge. Thank you. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14175: Good grid with fine categories though we did it quickly because of the lack of crossovers. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14172: Found this one to be a tough but enjoyable challenge. Thank you for setting it. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14169: Very good grid. Did not get the specific colour connection. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14168: Excellent grid; good choice of varied categories and appropriate crossovers. (2 months ago)

Ken @ #14146: Champions LeaBue, (league) spelling error. Should have accepted european cup? University cities was an unacceptable answer?? The system needs to allow some leeway. (2 months ago)

toast @ #14108: I only dimly grasped a few of these but it was an interesting few minutes. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Anna Rexic @ #14169: Great stuff! (2 months ago)

Hopp Schwiiz! @ #14153: Danke vielmal for the shout-out! :D (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #14159: Doesn't require specialized knowledge, nice crossovers. Excellent. (2 months ago)

fred @ #14167: wow was fun:) (2 months ago)

Bette @ #13910: Very good, appreciated the explanations too (2 months ago)

lee2241 @ #14169: Superb on every level - particularly the NZ mountains!!!!!!!!! (2 months ago)

Bette @ #13981: As with everyone else, would have expected you to either accept ice cream with AND without hyphen, given that one could argue the writing of 'ice cream' in the guess box is to function as a noun, the thing that binds them all, as well as the adjective that precedes them in various phrases. Otherwise enjoyable quiz. (2 months ago)

Kristi @ #14112: Fabulous grid, and most challenging! (2 months ago)

Finance @ #14150: Too difficult, don't likey (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14164: Some crossovers would have helped with this one. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14163: I am sure there will be alternative solutions to this one, sadly. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14162: You beat us with this one and the many crossovers. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14161: A unique and interesting challenge. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14160: a good challenge. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14159: Enjoyed this one. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14158: Only if you look at the comments before attempting the grid, and you will find this to be the case with many grids and comments. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14164: Because no crossovers? (2 months ago)

Hank R Chief @ #14164: Could only guess, but that worked! (2 months ago)

Beau Bells @ #14160: Good stuff! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14164: Maybe work on crossovers? (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14155: Armaments not accepted instead of weapons? (2 months ago)

Opener @ #13780: 42 (2 months ago)

Pam @ #13780: 37 (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14140: Resource card link a little obscure, though I chose that group. Thought the homophones were a little shaky! Nevertheless an interesting grid. (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14144: A clever and interesting grid. (2 months ago)

Opener @ #14158: Spoiler alert. (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14149: Neat! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14158: Excellent grid. Particularly appropriate use of "herring" but we sussed right away that it would be. Well set! (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14154: Not too hard, but clever crossovers. (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14154: Was walking it until I put cakes for the ukips (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14156: Good grid but didn't pose any problems. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14155: Interesting grid! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14154: Liked this one. Yes, we trust Farage was not a crossover? (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14153: This was indeed fun though we cracked it very quickly. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14152: We liked this one even though we didn't have quite the right answer for one connection. Thank you. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14151: Good grid, clear connections and crossovers. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14150: Quite a challenge. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14149: Cracking challenge. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14148: A good grid indeed. Found the groups but one connection eluded. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14146: Pretty straightforward to find the groups but we look forward to further offerings. (2 months ago)

g @ #14153: liked it, well done (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14143: Thankyou, fun and challenging! (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14155: All but the routes (2 months ago)

mattyCR @ #14154: Nice grid. Tricky to separate the 'kippers from the fascists though! (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14150: Didn’t do it then when saw answers should have done it pretty good (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14152: Done it just (2 months ago)

Vlad P @ #14145: Hard but good (2 months ago)

Johnny Boy @ #14153: fun grid! (2 months ago)

Sajeed Mir @ #14133: Get back to work Saj. (2 months ago)

Sajeed Mir @ #14133: What it is yeah (2 months ago)

Elaine Closure @ #14144: Fun grid. Thanks (2 months ago)

Stew Dapple @ #14145: Tough grid; has this been issued before, or am I dreaming? (2 months ago)

Stew Dapple @ #14146: I agree with Squiggle, the links needs to be better defined. (2 months ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14148: Great gridding, perfectly pitched! (2 months ago)

Fart @ #14141: Mexico is part of Latin America and NORTH America.... ;) (2 months ago)

Andy P @ #14141: Fair play guys, sorry it was a bit easy :) (2 months ago)

Rosie @ #583: Good fun (2 months ago)

Squiggle @ #14146: Political leaders should surely be allowed! Also, Champion's League very vague- there are plenty of other links between those cities. A very easy grid. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14145: Quite a challenge. Only got two of the groups/connections. Well done and thanks for the tough grid. (2 months ago)

Chantel @ #14124: Fun grid! Slightly easy but the president/car/card overlap was good. (2 months ago)

Dav @ #14114: enjoyed this a lot :) (2 months ago)

Pip @ #13779: Isn't an Arcana someone who looks after Boy Scouts? (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14144: An enjoyable grid. Especially liked the numbers connection. (2 months ago)

AA @ #13778: Please give us a call (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14142: Excellent grid with tricky crossovers and red herrings to navigate. Fun to do. (2 months ago)

anita @ #14028: it was great! (2 months ago)

. @ #14136: think you're having all the fun here (2 months ago)

g @ #14141: easy but good fun (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14141: It's a neat grid, a bit of a breeze for me too. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14141: Nice connections and crossovers. We manged to crack this in twenty seconds. That is a record for us. Thank you for setting this one. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14140: Identified the groups but not all the connections. Would never have got the resource card link. A tough one, certainly. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14139: Enjoyable grid. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14140: Clever but very difficult. (2 months ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #14139: This grid made me hungry. Thank you. (2 months ago)

SailorJerry @ #14131: Fiendish on a couple of categories - loved the one featuring Ellen De Generes! (2 months ago)

Midge @ #14132: Well done Fred! (2 months ago)

. @ #3693: poor (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14137: So many crossovers here; identified the connections but working out the groups took some doing. Well set! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14136: Thank you all for the feedback. Much appreciated. (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14125: Very clever, and actually possible to get 10 (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14136: Clever but very difficult. (2 months ago)

mike @ #11116: wrong category and poor definitions (2 months ago)

mike @ #11482: far too easy (2 months ago)

Paula @ #14136: Hard (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14136: You two are adept at producing fine varied grids! (2 months ago)

Gaff @ #13602: Agree with julie...cmon now (2 months ago)

Lingvo @ #1497: I know people in the UK feel otherwise, but the rest of the world doesn't consider Wales on the same level as Chile, Ghana and Laos. To us, you're just using the word 'country' as a synonym for province or state. It takes away a bit from the quality of your otherwise very nice grid. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14135: Another enjoyable grid! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14134: An enjoyable grid with crossovers. Thank you for the challenge! (2 months ago)

Mm @ #12590: Good grid. Enjoyed it. (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14135: Good (2 months ago)

HARV @ #14126: Sorry to be pedantic, but ICE is the international Casino Exhibition (trade show) and the others are video game 'festivals' (used to work in betting industry). Also, I got distracted by the missing 'nce' on AI Artificial Intelligence... got me looking at 'the' and 'thence' and wondering whether 'sil' was a mistyped clue for 'silence'. Bit confusing. (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14124: good one! (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14119: Same here... dismissed the backwards group as dear doesn't make another word backwards. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14132: Managed to crack this fine grid with crossovers. Well set. (2 months ago)

Fred page @ #14132: Hi guys, I made this quiz up and really want you to enjoy it! Bet you can’t beat me!!! Thanks, Fred page Aged 9 1/2 (2 months ago)

Midge @ #14132: An enjoyable grid. The group with ‘all’ in stumped me. Kicked myself when I saw the answer! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14130: Yes indeed. A fine challenge. Thank you. (2 months ago)

AdamL @ #14124: Took me a little time as this was my first one, it was great though. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14129: Couldn't sort out the actors into their respective groups. You beat us with this one. (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14089: Neat (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14101: Neat! (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14094: Should military or naval leaders not be acceptable for that group? (2 months ago)

6 @ #13769: 81 (2 months ago)

Stephen @ #14131: Smashing! Nice and tricky in places too. (2 months ago)

BASIL @ #14130: Good grid liked the themes (2 months ago)

g @ #14124: REAL TEASER (2 months ago)

g @ #14125: very nice (2 months ago)

Joan @ #14127: Weirdly, I got the groups, but felt the explanations, or links, were weak. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14128: There are bound to be multiple solutions to this. (2 months ago)

BASIL @ #14128: Racked my brain could not solve (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14115: Did two never heard of carnival (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14121: I’m On a roll (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14127: Good grid, identified the groups but didn't get the baseball connection. (2 months ago)

BASIL @ #14114: Brilliant love words within a word (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14126: Good one. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14125: Good grid, nice connections, thank you. (2 months ago)

BASIL @ #14124: Great grid kept me guessing (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14124: Good grid, lots of crossovers involving Presidents. Thanks (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14113: Hard but alright (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14122: 1minute (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14124: Done it good (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #14118: I think the U2 song is The Fly, as well... (2 months ago)

Ed Pegg @ #14124: Nice (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14123: I am afraid there are several solutions to this as the African countries you have used are all also Commonwealth countries. Furthermore, it could be argued that any of the war leaders might be regarded as an orator or speech maker and so these could be swapped around as well. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14122: Good grid with clear connections; managed to crack it in 30 seconds. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14121: Good grid. Thank you. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14120: Great grid with crossovers. Got the groups but one connection eluded us. Thank you for a fine challenge. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14119: Check read - dear. Otherwise, a fair challenge. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14118: A good, challenging grid with crossovers. I am sorry to be nitpicky, but I don't think you can have Birds as a film title; it really has to be The Birds. I initially dismissed that as a possibility in the connection because the title was not correct. (2 months ago)

BrendaDeane @ #7062: Great wall. (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14117: Tried to have a couple of (fairly) obvious ones per category. I admit to relying on process of elimination when solving grids myself. But usually learn something that way! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14117: Tough grid and we only manged to unravel the first name groups by chance. We identified one of the two first name connections but only got the fourth name by elimination. Then we managed to see the second first name connection. Well done. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14116: Managed to solve this quite quickly as I couldn't see any crossovers. The Motown one might raise an eyebrow or two but we identified it. Thanks! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14115: Tough one. Well set. (2 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #14102: Pedants' corner: Actually Sebastian Shaw appeared in two scenes - as the ghost of the redeemed Anakin and as the unmasked Darth Vader just before his death. Nice grid though! (2 months ago)

M. Fatic @ #14102: Good stuff, well done. (2 months ago)

Stew Dapple @ #14108: Methinks you do jest with me; I am gridlocked! (2 months ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #14109: Fun stuff! (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14114: Come on ,Mr Kneebridge, don't paint it black, it's all over now. You can't always get what you want, i find. Though this was a very good grid, as I have said. (2 months ago)

Wanda Doff @ #14112: Good grid, highly enjoyable (2 months ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14113: Too tough for me, but a well constructed grid. (2 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14114: Wild horses could not pull me away from this one, and I have sympathy for the devil in the puzzle. I tried hard, but could get no satisfaction from my efforts. (2 months ago)

MA @ #14109: Decent. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14114: Yes and no. Brown Sugar is one of my all-time favourite pop/rock songs (one that could not be recorded today, of course) but some of their work doesn't appeal to me. Thanks for the comments. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14114: Ps are you fans? (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14114: Nice varied one, Rosschris. Thankyou!:) (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14113: A good challenge. Got the groups but didn't identify the birth connection. Thanks. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14112: Very good grid with tricky crossovers and red herrings. Thank you for the challenge. (2 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #14101: Excellent grid, really enjoyed it. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #14102: Great grid. (2 months ago)

Midge @ #14108: Possibly the worst, unachievable grid so far. Sorry but they ought to be possible. (2 months ago)

Muppets @ #13750: Try shops then (2 months ago)

Muppets @ #13748: We got 10/10 so stop whining (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14097: Fair enough! Pretty much stared at it for 3 minutes without pressing a button (2 months ago)

Dave Smith @ #14112: Brilliant! (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14102: It just about means something to someone my age... Was a lot of fun. However even with prowse and the green cross code there to confuse, having 8 names meant it felt a little bit like two good sets of interconnections welded together (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14101: Very nice... I did consider going the Peking route in 14087 :-) (2 months ago)

Big Trev @ #14111: shamadu (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14108: Forget french fries, that's fried my brain. Even if you crack some of the connections, impossible to complete in 3 minutes. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14109: An enjoyable grid. Thanks for this. (2 months ago)

Big Trev @ #5795: Should accept buildings for the castles one (2 months ago)

BuddyHell @ #14108: No fun at all, practically impossible to complete!! (2 months ago)

anthony @ #14101: excellent . good grid (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14101: Good (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14106: Hard hard (2 months ago)

ABSURD @ #14108: Is there a competition going on at the moment to see who can set the most ludicrously difficult grid with the aim that no-one can complete it? (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14102: It's fine, Grugen. It is a genuine and unambiguous connection. I might have used Brut in the context of wine as a red herring but that is just a question of style and I like yours. You beat us with that one! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14108: Anyone who solves this is a better man or woman than myself and Chris and we take our hats off to them. That said, I seem to have set a very tough grid today. We got the discover/penalised answer and a couple of others but that was about it. I do agree with all of your synonyms; notably lynx and puma. These are quite separate species of wildcat. Cougar, mountain lion and even panther I can accept as a synonym for puma; but not lynx. (2 months ago)

ecohansen @ #14108: Apologies for the 2 truncated clues. I didn't know what the character limit was. (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14056: Good and nice to have an easy one amongst all the hard ones. (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14095: Very fun well done (2 months ago)

Andy @ #14081: Very clever but too difficult to be enjoyable for most people. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14107: Fair comment, maybe only avid readers of Which will get the subjects in the right categories. The devil, as always, is in the detail ;-) (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14107: Interesting challenge. I got SOAS right away as I am familiar with the University of London and I got the song titles. However, because you have eight academic subjects/faculties/departments making up the other two connections I suspect that there will be more than one solution to this puzzle. Those connections are a bit too close together for comfort. (2 months ago)

Big Phil @ #14106: Very very hard indeed. three mins of my life I wont be getting back (2 months ago)

casey @ #11973: I managed to get all 4 links and words before the time run out which is pretty good for me but some of the answers are finicky. (2 months ago)

Bart Attack @ #8387: Decent (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14106: One for those with an interest in politics! (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14101: Salisbury-St Petersburg.....very topical, like what ya did there :) Great grid (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14101: Excellent! (2 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #14093: Very enjoyable. The Smith connection caught me out too! (2 months ago)

Ian @ #14101: Great grid, thanks (2 months ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #1839: Useful teaching tool for psychology students but not suitable for here really (2 months ago)

Elaine Closure @ #14101: Wonderful stuff, great gridding. (2 months ago)

t @ #14102: Fun & Tricky (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14102: I needed a red herring for the aftershaves, Kevin and Henry came to mind but I had to dig deep for the other three. Not sure it'll mean anything to anyone born after 1970 though! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14102: This was a lot of fun. I solved the wall but had forgotten about the advertisement connection. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14101: Very enjoyable. Effective crossovers, especially the former names. Thank you. (2 months ago)

Omegaman @ #14096: Looks like a duplication (2 months ago)

Claire @ #14101: Fun! (2 months ago)

Midge @ #14096: Yup, could have used Timmy Tiptoes instead! Good grid though. (2 months ago)

T Road @ #14099: Excellent grid- only solved one line but can appreciate it for the clever grid it is (2 months ago)

Fridge @ #14096: Some alright red herrings but as Ragman says, Basil Brush is most definitely a fox and a quick Google yields no other squirrels called Basil (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14099: Well, that was different and I solved the wall but didn't get the same letter connection. Thank you for an interesting challenge. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14099: Formidable! I tried! But I got all tangled up, good grid, though.... (2 months ago)

whizzer0 @ #12801: I've heard of 3 Musketeers and I'm in the UK... but then I've only heard of it from 90s US comic books. (2 months ago)

ClaraBell @ #14099: A bit too out there. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14083: Clever varied grid.thankyou. (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14097: Good but no way did anyone get Arbroath smokies (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14099: Got the gnat etc but not the rest (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14099: This got me good, I'm going for a lie down now. Your explanations help somewhat but the damage to my psyche had already been done by then! Excellent gridding. (2 months ago)

Quadraxus @ #14099: During the creation of this grid I considered wor(m) for the insects but decided against it, I also decided against tse for the doubled syllables since the phrase is usually tsetse fly not tsetse, although I know it would be very nice to clue in the insects. I apologize if I used the wrong spelling of Gaia/Gaea because it seems like either is fine. I considered putting many gods in that category like (d)eva, (z)eus, (p)tah, and (a)res. An initial category was synonyms of each other using din and row but I couldn't find other good 3 letter words. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14095: I can forgive the Basil fox/squirrel issue, this was a really good grid in spite of it. And it made for a great red herring. (2 months ago)

Aardvark @ #14097: Excellent quiz. Lots of crossover categories and head scratching. (2 months ago)

Ragman @ #14096: Who is Basil the squirrell? If the reference is Basil Brush, he is a fox..... (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14095: Oooh... Cyril the Squirrel. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14097: Very clever. Excellent wordplay. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14095: I enjoyed this grid but it didn't pose any problems. Like others before me, I haven't heard of a squirrel called Basil. Cyril would be a better name. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14095: Best not to be over- familiar with Basil the fox. It must have been the tails that caused confusion? (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14095: I'm not familiar with a squirrel called Basil - were you thinking of Basil Brush? I'm 99.9% sure he was (is?) a fox. (2 months ago)

SeJuis @ #14091: Thanks (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14094: Good grid with relevant crossovers. Enjoyed this one. (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14093: Who knew? Makes the thought of driving a particular Italian super-car less glamorous ;-) (2 months ago)

Ban Ki Moon @ #7882: In all my time at the UN I've never been so disappointed with anything. Shame on you! (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14092: Thanks RossChris, that's praise indeed! :-) (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14093: Yes, I agree, the Smith connection was very clever. Top gridding (2 months ago)

Ban Ki Moon @ #7893: ... hand (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14093: I found the groups very quickly but I am with Wiz in that I did not know the Smith connection. I have learned something useful here. Thank you for that and the grid. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14092: Struggled with this one but just about got there in the end. Good grid. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14091: An enjoyable grid which I managed to solve by honing in on skedaddle right away as that could not go with anything else and had to be wordplay connection. Thanks for the good stuff. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14090: Quite a tough challenge and some of the categories are ones of which I have little knowledge. I got bogged down in the red herring of "Russell" as a surname. A fine grid! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14089: Yet another cracker from you. I managed to solve it within the time despite some neat crossovers and red herrings in there. Great stuff once more. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14093: The Smith connection was a surprise! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14087: A cracker, Mr Tom. A mall stood out for me as that had to be a wordplay connection and that was what got me started. Superb red herrings and false trails but I managed to crack it. James Bond films would probably be my specialist subject on Mastermind and that knowledge helped me avoid the pitfalls. Marvellous puzzle, Sir! (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14083: Thanks for all the comments, folks. Every one much appreciated. Dusty Hill isn't the former bass player in ZZ Top; he still is! They have been going since 1970 without any personnel changes, though admittedly there is only three in the band; and they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hare was the one I was concerned about as I thought he may be less well known that Hill; shows what I know!! (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14083: Dusty eluded me. Darn it! (2 months ago)

FirstGo @ #14087: Good one! Esio Trot was the one that got me... I got the roald dahl connection but couldn't get the group in time. (2 months ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14066: Well thought out and original (2 months ago)

Val Crow @ #14069: Entertaining. (2 months ago)

Hank R Chief @ #14071: Very clever, with a good balance of difficulty and fun. (2 months ago)

M. Fatic @ #14072: Tricky, but good fun. (2 months ago)

Stew Dapple @ #14077: Nice gridding! (2 months ago)

Nathan @ #13946: Cotton and wool are not synonyms. (2 months ago)

SouthernDog @ #14083: Oof, tough but fair (2 months ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14081: Good grid. Nice balance and well constructed. (2 months ago)

Anna Rexic @ #14083: Good grid. Having Dusty Springfield and preacher men in the same grid is appropriate. (2 months ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14087: Great stuff, had me spinning in circles full of false hopes and trails. (2 months ago)

Grugen @ #14087: This one got me a treat, I was chasing Ian Fleming all over the place and missed Roald Dahl completely (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #14083: I panicked doing this, as I could immediately spot two groups which turned out to be there. However, having got the groups out and pressed for the explanations, it turns out that one of the connections involved the former bass player from ZZ top. It is you, after all... (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14074: Got 2out of ten (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14074: Got 2out of ten (2 months ago)

. @ #8594: nonsense (2 months ago)

Steve h @ #14083: Dusty Springfield good (2 months ago)

NotSoNice person @ #13733: Are you 10 (2 months ago)

NotSoNice person @ #13728: OK (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14079: Thanks again, Peekay. I am always grateful for constructive feedback. I think it is important to try to set puzzles at various levels so that those who are newer to these challenges can enjoy success. Trouble is, what I think might be tough may turn out not to be and what I think to be less difficult can cause problems! What is positive is that we all learn new knowledge from the puzzles on this site, and of course that is never going to cease. (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14061: Thanks for the comments, both of you. It probably wasn't my finest connection , the homophones one, and I messed about with this too much. Cops is a Buster Keaton film and that was originally in the Buster category but I chose to make it a crossover. Maybe would have done better to use an alternative. (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14079: Oh i think the onus is on me to improve....don't dumb down on my account, its a learning curve, but i'd rather struggle and get one line on a toughie than sit and bang 10 mediums out with little thought. Just noting the difficulty level on this one was a little off (2 months ago)

RossChris @ #14079: Thanks for your kind words, Peekay, and I shall endeavour to set some less specialised or niche puzzles. I usually set the difficulty level at medium just so that it is in the middle as I have no idea how challenging solvers will find it. (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14079: Big fan of your grids, but this should be set at fiendish, 2 groups are a bit niche for general consumption, not knocking the quality, which was as ever superb....just give us mere mortals a chance eh! (2 months ago)

Tposer @ #14074: Agree Upper Slaughter is a bit obscure! Otherwise, liked the variety of connections. (2 months ago)

Wiz @ #14061: They are OK homophones for me! I can't see a problem with them! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14081: Good grid and one that brings back memories of days of yore. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGo @ #14077: thought I'd try to set a slightly easier one this time. thanks for the feedback :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14081: Very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aardvark @ #14061: Tough but good. I didn't get any of these! Shore rhyming with Shaw? Not sure what accent that that works with. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14070: Not bad that, enjoyed it. The pilot one was a bit clumsy but I've been guilty of that myself so all power to ya! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14078: A very good and challenging puzzle. Excellent crossovers and red herrings. Solved the wall but did not get the Toronto connection; no knowledge of the city. We thought Ajax must be a very new town in Yorkshire of which we had not heard!! Great work. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14077: Another fine grid, though we found this one to be less challenging in that we solved it more quickly. Good stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14076: We concur with the other assessments. A very fine challenge, good connections and misleading crossovers. We cracked it too with time left over. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fangio @ #14076: Excellent grid. A rare 10/10 score, with 40 seconds to spare! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGo @ #14076: Great categories - missed the money solution. D'oh! Whitebait confused me a bit, because they're not a species, but any young, small fried fish. Good grid tho! (2 months, 1 week ago)

KJ67 @ #14076: Very good grid, got it with 10s to spare, so perfect! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14075: Yes; fair point Eagleeyes. Thank you for that observation. (2 months, 1 week ago)

breettttttorrr @ #7862: Top notch my bum (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14075: Would have been better to use all single name bands - does not really work shoehorning in the second name only of acts known by their full name. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #14074: A bit contrived using Slaughter to get an extra crossover. Realistically how many people will know of a village with a population of 177! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGo @ #14074: Thanks RossChris :-) I can see this becoming addictive! (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #14066: Great fun! Thank you (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14074: Another cracker of a puzzle; a tough one with many clever crossovers to confuse solvers. Managed to crack it within the time. Thank you for setting such a challenge and please keep these coming. (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #14074: Tough one... lots of crossovers stumped me (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGo @ #14066: Liked it... stunned I figured out elements. Well chuffed. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14066: Good fun grid, enjoyed this (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGo @ #14072: Nice one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14071: Agree, enjoyed this, neat and varied. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14071: Had a bit of fun with this. Nice grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14055: Haven't watched it, but good first go :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14070: This didn't really work for me due to the lack of crossovers ( unless Bluey pilot is also a band or something). Just felt like 4 bunches of facts of varying obscurity. Also it didnt help having exactly 4 clues which were apparently full names... and were. (Pleased with myself to know who Frank Welker was tho!) (2 months, 1 week ago)

MarkLang @ #14048: It's in the flag... Btw, cant change the title when you upload it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14053: Would not accept knots (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14052: Agree with stevo67. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14070: Got me with this one. Well set. (2 months, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #14067: It would be nice to see more capital letters where proper nouns are involved, ie. names. (2 months, 1 week ago)

I @ #13158: Fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

I @ #13158: Fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

telegraph @ #14069: interesting... (2 months, 1 week ago)

dolminiel @ #14070: eclectic (2 months, 1 week ago)

Connector @ #98: Why is not phonetic for Y where I come from. Spoils an otherwise good wall. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14069: Good grid. Getting the connections in the right order helps avoid the crossover traps. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14067: A challenging puzzle. I look forward to more of the same. Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14066: That was a fun varied grid to do! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14066: Excellent challenge, Mr Tom. I especially admire the elements connection. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #14067: 8out of ten (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14052: Agree with RossChris. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14054: Yes, indeed, I see now. I must have got lucky as I hit the connections without error. Sorry, E.L. Wisty; I did you an injustice. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14062: Ah. Good spot, Mr Tom. Inserting the first name would not have helped. That was unfortunate but is an easily made mistake. I have done it at least once. (2 months, 1 week ago)

casey @ #14042: I managed all 4 links and got the links correct to but the third was a guess though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14064: Solved the wall but not every connection. Keep them coming, please! (2 months, 1 week ago)

casey @ #14046: I got all the links but they wanted me to call them more specific company than I did. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Isco @ #14051: Is nice and not this hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

SeJuis @ #14051: Yep... disk driver (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14054: I was thinking the same , Mister Tom. Nice one .E.L. (2 months, 1 week ago)

casey @ #14056: got all 4 links but wasn't able to put them together properly. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14054: There were definitely some with the Tom group! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14062: Nice ideas but unfortunately King and George can be swapped so it fails the requirement for a unique solution. 1* (2 months, 1 week ago)

Intellex @ #14051: Disk driver? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Finn Air @ #13929: Nice! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Finn Air @ #14042: Thanks! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aardvark @ #14056: Nice but definitely an easy one. Did it in 20 secs but maybe just got lucky. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14063: Too difficult or specialised for us. No doubt Leonard and Sheldon would have cracked it. Quite a challenge; well set. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14062: Good grid with nice crossovers, especially regarding snooker. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Coneheads @ #14055: Excellent! Some real crimson carp in this one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Yup @ #14051: Niceee (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14057: A more than reasonable grid with a crossover and it beat me, for though I solved the wall I did not identify the football connection. Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14056: I concur with Big Phil. Good grid with some crossovers though the categories are not obscure which is why it isn't too challenging. (2 months, 1 week ago)

stevo67 @ #14052: Didn't accept "Natalie" (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14056: Nice grid, a few doubles, nothing too difficult. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14055: You can NEVER have too many rouge kippers! (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGo @ #14055: Thank you! Think it turned out harder than I had planned! Maybe a red fish too many! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14055: This is an absolute cracker of a grid with numerous tricky crossovers and red herrings; even entire categories are misleading. Superbly done! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14054: Good grid, though no crossovers make it easier than it could be. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14053: Good grid. Nice crossover with Rhodes. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14052: Homophones of cities was a clever connection. With word connections I prefer it if all the entries follow or precede, not a combination of both, but maybe that is just a personal thing. Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14054: Sorry, another slip of hand on keyboard! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #14053: Should be "Followed by" not preceded, and it's Knot. Good grid otherwise (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14051: Very good grid with misleading crossovers. Great stuff. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bink @ #14048: would have been helpful to identify that the puzzle is in dutch in title or on 'flag' (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ban Ki Moon @ #7818: This was the worst board ever. You should be ashamed of yourself! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Coneheads @ #14051: Very impressive food category (2 months, 1 week ago)

MarkLang @ #14048: It s in Dutch (2 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #14045: Really enjoyed this one, made me think! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14046: Broad and clear connections which will be straightforward for most solvers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14045: Very nice. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14042: Nice easy start to the day! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14045: A well put together grid with clear connections. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2297: An oldie but a goodie (2 months, 1 week ago)

..?!?! @ #14043: Rosschris, you are somewhat everpresent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

T Road @ #14041: very hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

T Road @ #14042: Quite easy but nicely put together (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14043: jelp? Either those keys are too close or my fingers are too big; or maybe more tonic water is needed? (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14043: Clear but this is not going to challenge anyone as the general nature of the categories makes the connections obvious. Topical with the recent passing of Ken Dodd and there can be no debate as to the solution, which is positive. You might want to try using surnames only as these could provide some crossover possibilities, intentionally or unintentionally. It also might jelp make the solution a little less obvious. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14042: Clear and precise grid with general and straightforward connections. Some crossovers/red herrings would make it more challenging. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14026: Very nice, especially the Ounce group (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14038: Typing "Medium" anywhere near this was definitely putting it in the wrong place! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14043: No crossovers, no red herrings, no mystery and nothing original. Other than that, not bad. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14038: Cars is all I got (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14035: Got nowhere near it (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14038: Please note. This grid is by RossChris. I stupidly typed "Medium" in the wrong place!!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14037: Got most of this one done but not the Silent Running connection. Was beaten there. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14033: Got to agree that the solutions are just a bit on the narrow side. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14037: Struggled (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14022: Got the death till bit then struggled very hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #14023: Excellent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ferris @ #14018: Basketball good line (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14021: Ok (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14023: Done it so l liked it (2 months, 1 week ago)

dabba722 @ #2096: fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

HotHamish @ #14033: This should be a closed puzzle for a business course. The groupings are too vague and the accepted terms too narrow (2 months, 1 week ago)

Coneheads @ #14025: Thank you for introducing me to some new amazing ducks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14035: A couple of tricky connections there; at least they were for me! Good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14034: Enjoyable. Thank you. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14030: Thanks for your feedback, lol. All opinions welcome! (2 months, 1 week ago)

wendy b @ #14026: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lol @ #14030: This is dum (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lol @ #14033: this is dum (2 months, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #14028: Yes, more variety- a comedian, some dancers a magician and a trick cyclist! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #8769: Agree with salty pepper. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14030: Apologies, I am way behind the times! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #164: US presidents surely should be enough. It’s obvious that they’re initials! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14023: Possibly the best grid ive seen. Loads of red herrings but all noticeable groups. Thoroughly enjoyed it (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14030: No, no, Wiz, there are only four in the Rolling Stones as has been the case for some time. Jagger, Richards, Wood and Watts. They use a session musician as bass player these days. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bag @ #14033: Got all the groups but the solutions are WAY too narrow. For example: marketing mix is an industry term - surely "things that influence purchase" is also correct. Spoils a good grid when the answers have no leeway (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #379: Female cat,, Anon, when not pregnant or nursing. Then she is a queen. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14030: Ps you will soon be left without a leg to stand on, (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14030: Rolling Stones would be 10 legs? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #379: K... They are red herrings! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14014: Joan - there isn't a duplicate rule but it was unintentional in this case, I should check my work more carefully! Thanks for the feedback though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #14015: Thanks for the feedback guys. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14030: And Goliath, an eight leg bet, would have been in there with tarantula (or another spider species) as the crossover. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14030: I was originally going to use eight legs and the connecting group would consist of a tarantula, a pair of regency dining chairs, a snooker table and the Rolling Stones. I changed it to four so that Guinea Pig could appear as a crossover not just in the old coin connection but also the four legs, even though that would probably not fool anyone. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14030: Fair point, Big Phil, though that would be more the case if I had stipulated relay runners or squad as it would then focus on the participants!!! And if one of the relay runners was Oscar Pistorius........ (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14028: But one of the preceding groups differs from the other! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #379: Molly? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14030: relay has to be the most ambiguous answer. Relay in your example might have four legs of the event but the participants have 2 each making 8.... opposed to your example of people with the righteous brothers with 4. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Christinaangel @ #14028: 2 types only. Three all are preceded or followed by. It is ok but needs more variety. (2 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #46: Should have accepted Suet Pudding ingredients. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14029: Didn't get the police connection. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14030: I hope I can get away with this one. I should drink Gordon's and not Bombay Sapphire. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14029: Gosh ..that 'late' line! Formidable. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Finlay (Creator) @ #14029: From the Grid Creator: Salt 2 is a proposed sequel to salt, and also an agreement made between Jimmy Carter and Brezhnev in Vienna (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14007: I should get out more methinks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14007: Wikipedia has another meaning which is very interesting , relating to beach debris. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14007: Google tells me lake balls are golf balls. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14028: There are 3 types of row here, I think that's a bit unfair! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Christinaangel @ #14028: Too many of the words preceding or following variety. The green group was more interesting. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14028: Indeed it was. Great work. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14028: Lovely satisfying grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

CAZBAH HUMBUG @ #13439: GOT ALL GROUPS RIGHT, SAID THE 1ST WAS FEMALE DRUMMERS and it said it was wrong and the answer was female drummers!!!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14024: No chance without looking up the dates (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14024: Impossible without looking up the dates (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14027: Those keys are too close together!! Good fun grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14027: Apologies for changing the name of a sovereign state! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14025: Thanks, Mr Tom. I aim to deceive, but not to cheat! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14025: Just about on the right side of unspeakably nasty (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14024: This really was quite a challenge. Very tough and an interesting take on these grids. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14026: This was a fun grid. Nice connections. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bourbon @ #13981: Found it fun. Medium difficulty and not too obscure. Ice cream can be spelt either way. As a noun it doesn’t have a hyphen and as a adjective it does. In this example it would have a hyphen. Not bad for first go! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14023: Very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #14021: Not sure about the gun parts (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13994: Sorry ignore that! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13994: Deja vu and the comments too #13991 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13993: Agree about the non- acceptance of .....string (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14007: What’s a lake all btw? (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #8815: Just my cup of tea. Thank you :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14024: Once the groups are unfolded(!) it’s relatively straightforward - but as I struggled to get the groups, impossible! (2 months, 1 week ago)

paulayres @ #14024: fiendish indeed, and good fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14023: Neat! (2 months, 1 week ago)

paulayres @ #14023: loved the compass points! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wizpz @ #14024: A fiendish concept! I couldn't unravel it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14023: Very nice wordplay with two of the connections. Excellent stuff! (2 months, 1 week ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #14007: Fully agree with Wiz, thanks for this great site. (2 months, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #13993: I'd have scored 10/10 if it had accepted "string". Nice grid though (2 months, 1 week ago)

dabba722 @ #5527: clever (2 months, 1 week ago)

dabba722 @ #5536: I liked the grid but it was listed as a US grid and we don't know about cricket.... (2 months, 1 week ago)

dabba722 @ #6171: good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14016: I didn't know them but then I am not renowned for shopping or travelling! (2 months, 1 week ago)

MA @ #14018: Very good. ‘George’ Riley threw me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14015: Enjoyable grid. Minor point; the hair connection should "be can be preceded by" or "can follow" rather than "can be followed by". This won't impact on people's enjoyment of the puzzle, though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14021: Good wall; not too challenging. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #14021: Great way to start the weekend. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #14012: Excellent, except for the Power Full one. Dropped a star there. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13991: ????? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13988: Pretty good got there eventually Pretty good - got there eventually. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13987: Completely foxed me other than the energy drinks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14021: Pleasant. Relatively easy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #14014: Can all be preceded by hair. I liked this. Is there a no duplicate rule. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Shagaluf @ #14021: Such an amazing wall. Genius. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14016: Gum is very famous; Isetan perhaps less so though it has branches all over japan and south-east Asia. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Smudge @ #13689: Thankyou, thankyou from the very bottom of my shoes. At last a wall that we can do. Hoorah (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #14012: well said big pill (2 months, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #14016: hmmmm Russian and Japanese department stores??? (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14017: Ah, I do recall when that came up and I wasn't aware of the nickname prior to that; so, yes, you can say I have been watching Pointless! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #14016: Bad. I myst be behind the times (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14017: It was Mutti! I have nearly achieved that delightful stage of life where I can't remember whether I have seen things before. But I do enjoy your grids. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14017: Not recently because the current crop are repeat showings. The tivo box series link only picks up new editions. I assume from what you have written that something I have used has been featured on the show? I started this grid a few days ago and didn't get around to finishing it until today. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14017: Now,be honest, have you been watching Pointless? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14013: A challenging grid, I couldn't get anywhere with it, but cool ideas. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14016: You two have a wide spread of knowledge. Enjoyed this, didn't manage to complete it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #14015: Nice grid. Thank you (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #14015: Last line got me but pretty good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen - ignore, contains duplicate error @ #14014: (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #14010: Nice variety, enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #14013: Thanks for the feedback, Big Phil. I will be interested to see how others get on. I thought "a drop" would hopefully the one to give solvers the clue as it looks as if it has to be an anagram and there is not much else you can get out of it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14013: Anagrams of Museums, far too difficult for anyone to get those. the other 3 groups are tricky enough (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Phil @ #14012: Not keen on Power and Full making powerful as put together its a different spelling. Rest of the grid is good though! (2 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #13993: nice one ,a good fun grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #13994: a good fun quiz , well done (2 months, 1 week ago)

Red Salamander @ #14003: "They are all homophones"? Just that? Not even homophones of related words? That's a bit weak... I'm sure you could do better than that... How about Moore, Glenn, Veil and Step? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Curious Cat @ #14010: Is the 'Shift' key on your keyboard not working? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Debs @ #13914: Didn't except jean designers ?? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #14009: Thanks Aldi. A little too racey for me. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14007: Thank you too for maintaining this most excellent of sites! (2 months, 1 week ago)

puzzGrid @ #14007: You're not wrong! For the curious: (y-axis = page-views per month) Thanks to all for keeping it alive after the 2012-13 slump! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14007: Nice variety! Enjoyed ! Didn't get all of groups! Am I alone in thinking puzzgrid gets busier and busier? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aardvark @ #13994: Nice but easy (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #14009: Not sure about this one - certainly the solutions. Am I being really thick but what does "make up AD" mean? Trade Agreements should be accepted. GDP per capital = gross domestic product per CAPITA = development? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aardvark @ #14000: Yemen in Middle East (Asia) not that it mattered as I didn't spot the anagrams anyway. Otherwise good. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14008: Easy to guess groups, but identification tricky. Aldi, are you an economics student by any chance? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aardvark @ #14004: Liked it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Benny Dorm @ #14006: Easy but fun. I echo Bink's comments. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bink @ #14006: Very, very easy - try some crossovers and expand acceptable answers. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13997: This is a satisfying grid with interesting ideas. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Coneheads @ #13997: Also very fond of the country connection (2 months, 1 week ago)

Toeswest @ #13954: Bizarre! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #14005: Funny & Fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13981: I like my ice cream unhyphenated, this grid doesn't! Pupils contract and dilate not constrict but I get the point. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13980: Synonyms of strange should be acceptable and I thought quark was a type of yogurty cheese found in German supermarkets! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lauren @ #2621: Misspelt should be acceptable for the words. Otherwise decent :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13974: Great choice of places. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lauren @ #4155: I like this one, challenging but fun. (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #13997: Me, too! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13997: Great grid. Loved the originality of the "country" film connection. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13994: Good connections. We enjoyed it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

creator of this wall @ #14000: thanks for the constructive criticism Chris x I don't know what i was thinking with that one, very unlike me to make a mistake like that (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #14002: Good fun,extremely well red herringed! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #14000: Very nice. Fortunately I started with the Enemy group... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #13996: Jack Septicy, so famous that even Google doesn't know who he is! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #14000: Yemen is not in Africa (2 months, 1 week ago)

creator of this wall @ #14000: amazin (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #13993: Nice one. Jerkin did for me! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lauren @ #5890: I really liked this one! Especially the Beatles. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #13994: Nice pairing of Clinton and Monica- v topical :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #8000: Diolch yn fawr Mister Tom. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #12697: Ok (2 months, 1 week ago)

a critic @ #13951: lice it (2 months, 1 week ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #13996: Rated as a 5 difficulty because it was so bad. Sorry. (2 months, 1 week ago)

a critic @ #13996: not good enough (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #13993: Nice puzzle and not too obscenely difficult. Was a bit gutted it didn't accept "string" for that particular section. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13957: Not bad (2 months, 1 week ago)

Toeswest @ #13988: Easy breezy! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13988: Ok, enjoyable,not too testing . (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ban Ki Moon @ #7762: Your best to date. When I was ten I could barely understand quadratic equations. Well done. (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #13988: good grid - but a little leniency on answers would help. It didn't accept anniversaries. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13988: Agreed, best one I've done for a while. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #13955: Nice, but a little too easy tbh (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13985: Top grid, a real tickler. I liked the nod to the Belle Vue Aces as well (2 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13981: Ice cream is not hyphenated, I would have expected most who construct grids to know that - touche! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Puzz Grid Official @ #13988: Wow, what a grid. Do you write for Only Connect? If not, you should do. (2 months, 1 week ago)

crog pits @ #13958: Buzzing for the next one ;))))) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Big Shaq @ #13958: legendary puzz grid, i think this is one of the best puzz grids i've ever completed. you have saved my life. hero. (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #13984: punches or blows... not accepted. never heard of a rabbit punch - strange images in my head now! (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #13980: I dunno - I take issue with quaint meaning odd. More attractive, charming. plus it would accept synonyms so I'm sulking! (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #13979: Nervous system... poor clue I'm afraid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

HARV @ #13978: Guessed 3 of the connections, but didn't have a hope of getting the groups. (2 months, 1 week ago)

james @ #11967: it was good and challenging and helpful (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #13978: Fair play, maybe too many overlaps. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2296: A classic. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #13985: Cant \believe\ i forgot belle vue were a Manchester speedway team nicknamed the aces.... (2 months, 1 week ago)

Nb @ #13978: Solution isn't unique. Too many swaps. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bigspecks @ #13981: Sorry, not intentional - first grid but.........I would have expected most to know how to spell ice-cream. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aussie @ #13977: So many grid are impossible for me because it's things like "stops on the London underground", "English Football coaches", "British comedian/sitcoms" It's a bit rich to complain about too much of an American Influence. Especially when, unlike the UK, US made culture manages to spread to most English speaking countries. (2 months, 1 week ago)

PB @ #13978: Once you get over how terribly put together the grid is there is some fun to be had in seeing just how many different correct combinations you can get. (2 months, 1 week ago)

PB @ #13982: Yeah, so when it asks "Is this grid of interest to a general audience?" you can just go ahead and click not really. (2 months, 1 week ago)

stevo67 @ #9203: Brilliant :) (2 months, 1 week ago)

hero @ #13961: No red herrings for the lakes (2 months, 1 week ago)

hero @ #13961: No red herrings for the lakes (2 months, 1 week ago)

Hero @ #13981: you're seriously not accepting ice cream without the hyphen ? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #13971: Lots of crossover clues! Interesting categories. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #13955: Tricky to work out, but interesting categories. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #13983: Forget the Explanations? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #13963: Lots of potential but needs tidied up a bit, especially the ‘putsch’ answer. I got the hyperinflation one, but again it’s a bit elliptical. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13979: Nervous body tissue!!??? Bone body tissue!!!?? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #13965: Rather specialist knowledge in most cases, I’d have thought. (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13959: Didn't think it would fool you, toast, as you could never be described as ........... (2 months, 1 week ago)

MrBowstead @ #13971: Tough one, love it!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13980: Not bad at all!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13979: We enjoyed this. You nearly caught us with gland! (2 months, 1 week ago)

MrBowstead @ #13980: Not bad....! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Crowe @ #13979: All groups and all but one link! Bugger. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13978: I quite enjoyed it, but the indigo clue is REALLY obscure imao. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #5817: Good one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Not Not Spruce @ #13978: Calm down lads (2 months, 1 week ago)

Not Spruce @ #13978: Shut it Spruce ! It's peng ! (2 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13965: Too good for us! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Spruce @ #13978: a good wall, but needs more variety in the groups as most are all 'can be suffixed by' (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #8000: Lovely idea: the other groups were straightforward (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #13960: And Sharma a New golfer With Tyrone (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #13958: Brilliant (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #13977: Darkness 11/11: Probably most gridders on here are American? I'm not but Just saying. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #13961: Very american (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #13965: Sorry but this is too technical (2 months, 1 week ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #13968: Ay up! What's going on here? (2 months, 1 week ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #13977: Great. But how long do we have to tolerate this slavish genuflection to American "culture" ( eg. Marvel comix/ X Men / last names for sports teams/ state capitals/ Oscar winners / Simpsons / Presidents et al?) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Yorkshire pudding. @ #13974: Born in South Yorkshire, live in North Yorkshire so not too difficult. Enjoyed it though. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13974: I got confused.. Selby seems to be in the wrong place to me, but I know Brantyman is right. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Curious cat @ #13974: Liked it. New the links straightaway but my knowledge of their location let me down! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Robbo @ #13968: ? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13970: Another cracker - well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13971: Excellent gridding, well thought out and constructed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13959: The Captain Mainwaring line is brilliant ( bet you wondered which of us would be first to spot that). (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13959: The Captain Mainwaring line is brilliant ( bet you wondered which of us would be first to spot that). (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13968: .? Re explanations. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rlux @ #13965: Annoying more than difficult. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

zac tudor @ #8403: Moved it. Great red herrings and crossovers and level was just right. Perfect grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coneheads @ #13958: Absolutely outstanding, well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ban Ki Moon @ #7747: I'm not Japanese, I'm South Korean. Other than that, great board. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #13958: I liked it. Thank you. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Blues @ #13954: Thank you, thank you, thank you.... I thank you. Remember dusty carpet takes some beating. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

HARV @ #13954: Blues is Back!!!! YAY!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RYAN @ #13951: errrm... Joan... are you confusing animals with mammals? Birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, amphibians, fish are all animals. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #13961: Not keen on the pie/cake group as its pretty much two different topics in one.. enjoyed the others (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #13957: the anagrams of numbers was a bit easy but the other three groups had good red herrings and options for various groups. enjoyed it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13960: Thanks for the comments. I cannot believe I made that typo re Schama! Can't blame it on the g&t this time. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jn @ #13961: Didn't know about the Texen, every day is a school day I guess. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13949: I was close but maybe it's an age thing, I thought it over and the answer never crossed my mind. Very good. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13951: Whiskies not accepted but contains both whisky and whiskey (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lucius Fox @ #13958: Such a good, challenging grid. Not only did I have to intensely think about the groupings but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent Gridmaking. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13949: Neat, but I prefer a greater variety of types of clue. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13951: In terms of answers, goslings and ducklings are birds, not animals. Baby/ young creatures should be acceptable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13960: Clever. But it’s Simon Schama. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13959: A clever grid - difficult! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13958: Nicely varied, but you can solve the grid without understanding it, because of the parts of speech. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13957: Nicely varied and plenty of red herrings! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gandhi @ #13620: Why didn't I get a tea rose named after me! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #60: Nice! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

MrBowstead @ #13960: Love it! It was the Norse Gods that got me in the end.... :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ralphy @ #13955: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13954: Another winner Bluesy! Good to see you back. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

4by4 @ #13936: Credit to you MrBowstead for using innovative teaching methods. Enjoyment is a key part of learning. If you have mixed ability students it would be possible to set different levels of difficulty using the grid "tricks". For example a base level might have a solution where each item can only belong to one group. The next level would add crossovers where an item(s) could fit in more than one group but crucially there is only a single possible solution. The next level could add red herrings for example items that appear to be in a group but it is actually a "false" group. Maybe it would be unfair to be devious - you will be a far better judge of that than me. Trying to pre-empt all possible correct answers can be tricky but I guess this would not be a problem if the grid is not computerised and "programmed" to match key character strings as used on this site. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13951: Not bad (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13954: Enjoyed it. Different, and very easy once you get the idea (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13954: Wasn't it? Hello ,Blues,back and hale and hearty again? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #13954: Excellent (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13953: Nice grid,Thankyou! Think will be good for your students too! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

MrBowstead @ #13936: It's my first ever attempt - Big fan of Only Connect. I'm a science teacher and plan to make a few of these to use as lesson resources. Thanks for the feedback! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13941: Agree with others (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13930: so so (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #13946: I'm with pedantry - A synonym is "a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language." I don't believe that 'cotton' is enough like 'woollen' to use in this case. Would have done better to have used 'knitted' instead. Apart from that gaff, it was a nice grid. :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bag @ #13941: agree with rosschris (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #13942: wouldn't accept marsupials (joey is a baby kangaroo, btw). Antarctica misspelled. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

pendantry @ #13946: still think cotton / woollen an issue - the 3 other clues work really well. I got the connection thanks to whiskers on kittens but nearly discounted it because thought... no, it's COTTON gloves. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13946: Solved the wall but did not identify the Sound of Music connection. A fair challenge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13946: I take your word for it,Fridge, but a surprise to me. Liked your grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mary @ #13946: Fridge is right. Very good clue!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #13946: Synonyms are not necessarily identical. By definition, words that mean the same, or nearly the same thing. Which is why if you visit a good thesaurus, such as Thesaurus.com, woollen will return cotton as similar, and mittens return gloves. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

zac tudor @ #13946: cotton is not wool and gloves are not mittens and that clue was therefore not a synonym! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13946: and there was me looking for things that vibrate... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJ @ #13946: I solved the grid but didn't get the Sound of Music clue as cotton gloves is never synonymous with warm woollen mittens! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13946: Very tricky, but an excellent grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

stevo67 @ #13946: Loved it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #44: Nice easy ego booster! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13938: Agree about the Michael group not accepting Michael...... but "English names" really?? Also it is usually China tea not Chinese. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13936: Would not accept astronomical features for the space group. 😠 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13935: Very neat! I found it hard! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13940: Two rather technical lines, and two rather vague or subjective jazzy and Celtic. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13944: Didn’t know about Keane Reeves, but a neat and interesting grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13896: ...and the Geronimo Stilton series is? Certainly some clever red herrings. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13904: Enjoyed this classical grid. Couldn’t do all of it, but could work out some, on the basis of sketchy knowledge. A refreshing change from the ever-popular Beckham children! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pip @ #13607: Too good for us (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13921: Ditto re the Kardashians! And the US states clue isn’t a very interesting one - sorry! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

stevo67 @ #13942: Antarctica missing a C; rth? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #13942: Very easy, but I like the idea of combining the wall with the missing vowels round! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13943: Tricky! Had me in a spin! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Claire @ #1424: Really nice grid. I didn't solve it and then groaned at the obvious groups I missed! But that just added to the fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #13940: Enjoyable. I think multiple correct solutions, though; guitar and piano are often in jazz bands/combos, while double bass is concert pitch, so those could easily be reversed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13943: Some double agents here! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Claire @ #13941: Nice grid. No real Red Herrings though which would have made it more fun. (And a little typo in the spelling of Hermione) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13942: Wallaby is misspelt. Straightforward connections and I enjoyed it, though it won't pose too many problems for the experienced wall-solver. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13941: Not a bad grid but straightforward and I would suggest a few red herrings or crossovers to make it more of a challenge. You don't need to preface your rivers with "The" as four answers starting with "The" stand out as an obvious connection. You mix singular and plural in your mythical creatures which is unnecessary. Hermione is misspelt. But the connection themes were fine and I enjoyed the puzzle. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #1152: More cricket! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12544: Well worth playing. confusion for a minute, but then it resolves nicely. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13940: Didn’t accept Irish for the Celtic group. Otherwise good and thought provoking. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13940: Not exactly niche, but.... Satisfying, I am sure! for those with the knowledge. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stephen @ #13940: that was hard! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jennifer @ #13940: Good quiz! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

musicjoe @ #13940: Amazing grid! I would recommend this to any music enthusiasts (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #13933: Thank you JonBob. Thanks all for feedback. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #13933: Some really good red herrings (___seed) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #13936: Multiple correct solutions. :-( "Mars" can be subbed out for Milky Way or Galaxy without messing up other rows. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #13938: Very easy grid but still fun. Try more red herrings and overlaps. Also, the Michaels group would not accept 'Michael'. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13922: No Joan, but fur and fir are. Cosplay is dressing up as video game, film and tv characters for conventions etc. Good work Prospero. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Av @ #13881: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #13933: Oh! far too difficult for me, I must try harder! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

M. Fatic @ #13936: Great fun, nice gridding. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Paul @ #13933: Easy to group but very hard to spot connections (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pagey @ #13917: Hi Joan. Glad you enjoyed it. Fifth disease is caused by parvovirus and also know as "Slapped cheek" (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jn @ #13919: Pure evil 😕 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jn @ #13933: Wayyyy to difficult for me! Good grid though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Abc @ #13933: !!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #13933: Good but too difficult (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

PB @ #13921: Magnetic South, North Dakota? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #13928: Thanks for feedback! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13902: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13906: Or female singersNOT known by a single name! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13910: Nice! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13914: Think painting media should be an acceptable answer. Ingenious. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13917: Liked the Honda line. What is the fifth disease? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13918: Tutti frutti. Is Giant a classic? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13920: I think drinks could be an adequate answer for thexxxx etc (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13922: Fur and fur are not homophones. And what is cosplay? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gerald @ #13892: Good work on the wall (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13928: If a letter is added, I think it should be consistently at the beginning or end. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #4648: Pidgin!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13930: Likewise with "European capital cities" and the ease of the connections, but the minion link requires specialist knowledge of a different age group to mine! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #12591: What’s an aftermarket? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #9004: An entertaining wall. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13930: Agree with the comments. Easy to identify the groups but not necessarily the connections. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13928: Enjoyed this grid; the snakes connection was clever. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wotalaugh @ #13921: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13909: Tbf I might have chosen a better word for the quartet to relate to... but it does indeed have that original meaning. I did consider using "full" :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13930: Agree with this review apart from the first 2 words: try to get all 4 groups, as a rule, having some sort of apparent overlap with another group. ( also - first names of something only really works if there are unusual names that could be missed.) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #246: QI opening credits a bit obscure, otherwise neat. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #13905: Cash is not a type of dough. It is a slang term for it, at best a synonym. Completely different to play, sour etc... Which ARE types of dough. That was a really bad category that breaks the wall but other than that it was good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #13900: Good grid. Loads of herrings and cleverly thought out. However your instruments are all wrong. Maestro and Casino are not manufacturers. They are product lines of manufacturers. Yamaha manufacture Maestro products and Casino guitars are by Epiphone. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13909: Oliver - it is catholic with a small c - if you took the time to look it up you would find it means all-embracing. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #13930: Good grid but far too easy as there are no red herrings. Also, it would not accept ''European capital cities" so I have no idea what your keywords are (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #13909: How the hell does 'Catholic' mean 'full' or 'comprehensive'? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Oliver @ #13906: Was gooood but don't now harf of it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #13921: Nice grid, but who the hell knows the names of children in the Kardashian family!? Xd (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Paul @ #13928: V. Good. I didn't see the snakes at all. The rest was a little easy. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #13923: 40f equals 1 c (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13923: a good fun grid , forget the so called expert . gray can be grey or gray both are colours (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sigh @ #1374: The hockey one is way too specific. It's not wrong to say they're all NHL teams. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dave @ #13420: Just like to point out that all the gardening tools can be used for digging... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Deano @ #13918: Well done (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13921: Very good grid - once I'd seen the answers. Scored nowt. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #11737: cats made me think (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #11803: 2 are not bands. recording artists was deemed incorrect ! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13923: Good fun. I think most quizzers should be able to rise above the slight wrinkles mentioned below and get 10 out of 10. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #904: Tennis group will date (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #13919: What Eagleeyes said. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13914: Didn't like painting types! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Q @ #13869: You're a devil (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13923: Fahrenheit = Celsius at minus 40. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Q @ #13923: Gray is spelled incorrectly... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Q @ #13875: Thanks for the buzz (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13919: Virtually impossible. Also fundamentally flawed as there are a number of correct solutions - B (Bea, a name (pronounced Bee) can swap with J (Jay - a bird); V (Vee, a name can swap with M and D; C (see) can swap with I. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hadley @ #13917: More accessible than some of your others! Still tricky!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13909: Great stuff, thanks. I was heard to shout ‘But I’ve tried all the combinations of cricketers!’ Consider your work done... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13910: Nice, thank you. And great explanations. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #11973: good grid - a few which could be in different groups- had to think hard (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #12225: too easy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #12922: A couple of these need other correct answers to be allowed (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #12931: Father christmas, sandman easter bunnies and tooth fairy are also fictional characters - surely (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13892: almost foxed me -Klondike (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13910: good try (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13905: i liked it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13912: Neat grid with excellent crossovers, Thankyou. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

10cc @ #13909: I love it...ya! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13576: Hard, but not fiendishly so (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Josh @ #13909: I was stumped (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #12989: nice and easy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13016: didn't know the anna, elsa, kristoff olag one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13053: found quite difficult - done with 14 seconds to spare! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13137: quite an easy one (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13158: great idea to remove vowels (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13420: good one. never heard of atlatl -so good learning point (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13748: shilling dollar pond and yen. I gave answer as currencies which was given as wrong. They are all currencies and in current usage. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13909: I found the wicket a little sticky, but a very good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13910: Yep, very good. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13892: Enjoyed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jan’s Hammer @ #13905: I’d say ‘out the box’ or ‘outside the box,’ but without the article. Maybe ‘blue’ could’ve been used instead. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10608: Seems a little odd to have three lines with a common theme, and a different last line. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13909: Loved it! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13905: :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #8923: Neat! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13507: A really interesting one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13507: A really interesting one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #10267: It’s usually spare tyre, not spare wheel..... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joan @ #12180: The Gladiator reference could date a bit - otherwise nice crossovers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13909: I think you had fun making this? It was a great grid to do. Thanks, (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #796: Pale Fisher is wrong! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13909: I'm guessing you like cricket. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13897: Yeah, the Mug group was a bit weak. Liked the Ring Group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13871: Heh. I did the Jack group once and got the same comment. Should have used "Sharon" I guess. Nice, but not many crossovers I could see? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13908: Hadn't heard of the other members of Crocodile, or Wasim Bari for that matter. Nice construction tho (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

mike @ #13803: enjoyed it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13871: I think jackfruit are part of the fig family. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DarrenP @ #48: Nice grid. Good mix of categories, not too hard but still quite challenging. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JON @ #13871: JACKFRUIT? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Debs @ #11870: Berry; definition of poultry Poultry (/ˌpoʊltriː/) are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers. These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails and turkeys). Poultry also includes other birds that are killed for their meat, such as the young of pigeons (known as squabs) but does not include similar wild birds hunted for sport or food and known as game. The word "poultry" comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal. The domestication of poultry took place several thousand years ago. This may have originally been as a result of people hatching and rearing young birds from eggs collected from the wild, but later involved keeping the birds permanently in captivity. Domesticated chickens may have been used for cockfighting at first and quail kept for their songs, but soon it was realised how useful it was having a captive-bred source of food. Selective breeding for fast growth, egg-laying ability, conformation, plumage and docility took place over the centuries, and modern breeds often look very different from their wild ancestors. Although some birds are still kept in small flocks in extensive systems, most birds available in the market today are reared in intensive commercial enterprises. Poultry is the second most widely eaten type of meat globally and, along with eggs, provides nutritionally beneficial food containing high-quality protein accompanied by a low proportion of fat. All poultry meat should be properly handled and sufficiently cooked in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JON @ #13885: BRILLIANT (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Will @ #13899: Pitbull is not a DJ (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13887: A full house to sort out, but the metal was too heavy for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stew Dapple @ #13888: I laboured, but could not detect the answers. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anna Rexic @ #13889: Very much around the houses without delivering. Concept was very good, but far too difficult. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13892: Straightforward stuff. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wanda Doff @ #13893: I took it straight, but finished on the rocks. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Val Crow @ #13894: Enjoyable grid, good gridding. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #13895: Clever and fun, well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #13896: Very tough, but well constructed. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13900: I'm out in the cold FridgeBoy. Clever grid, but too hard for me. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13901: Wow, that was tough (well for me anyway). Good gridding though FridgeBoy. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Winnie @ #13896: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13900: Yay I got one point! That’s too hard for me fridgeboy... (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13899: That’s not too bad. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13897: F***s sake! Fractals, common household objects? That’s not nice fridgeboy. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13895: Fun, thank you 🙏 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

sarah @ #13889: not good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #13541: A lot of elephants (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Janus @ #13889: What Matt, wobble and pernickerty said. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13895: Good grid, not too taxing. Nice crossovers in the topical connection. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13892: nice and easy does it every time (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13893: would not accept whiskies .why not (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13895: quite easy but very enjoyable (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13888: Needs a whole new difficulty rating (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13889: What pernickerty and wibble said (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13894: Nice one. Nice champagne bottle red herring group (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13893: The misspelled word group threw me off (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13873: RossChris you are more than welcome to use my name so long as it is done in good taste, but you butter me up the wrong way at your peril. That's almost enough lame puns , thanks for the griddles anyway. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Arthur @ #13893: Whiskey = Irish Whisky = Scotch (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

dabba722 @ #13881: I loved the last section of the puzzle. Wonderful! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coneheads @ #13842: Very good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13889: No way anyone could do this. I got 1 point. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13892: Nice 👍🏼 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13893: Yes, Jim Beam. Maybe it’s Bean once you’ve had a few though? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coneheads @ #13889: Hear Hear (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

dabba722 @ #9865: fun grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pilot @ #13894: bit harsh on the answers... secret agents = spies (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alcoholic @ #13893: Should it be Jim BEAM? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Compiler @ #13887: Agree with kitchenalia. A mason jar is no more a drinking vessel than is a bucket! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13892: Enjoyable and not too taxing. Good grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LUDICROUS @ #13889: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13892: a good fun grid ,well done (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Trello @ #6881: Oh please..... Collective nouns is correct in every way (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

wibble @ #13889: what pernickerty said! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Big Phil @ #13800: Good grid, tricky and enjoyable. Well made. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kiki @ #13887: @Kitchenalia I never suggested that the Mason Jar was originally invented as a drinking vessel but merely that it is now used as one :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #13889: Far too obscure to be of any pleasure whatsoever! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #811: Wrestle mania? terror Tower? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kitchenalia @ #13887: The mason jar was invented not as a drinking vessel but as a container for preserved, or preserving, food. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13535: Bother, I was just thinking it was a most appropriate comment! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Melanie @ #13535: Please disregard, I was commenting on the wrong wall (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Melanie @ #13535: If this is niche I don't know what you can say about some of the other walls, I enjoyed it (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dh @ #13880: MAY 5th (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13873: Thanks for the feedback, toast. I did take a few liberties with this grid with the result that it is probably not one of my better ones. I assume you didn't fall for the obvious red herring in there; perhaps I should have added your name??? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13873: I just about swallowed the egg line but the Lily Savage group was somewhat appropriately outrageous. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Melanie @ #13525: Maybe not great but got 10/10 so who cares (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Guy @ #13787: The queen and king are interchangable in category; it works if they are flipped. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13882: Guessed Jamaica for the Kingston line. Don't worry too much about the spelling slip it is still a fine grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #13881: Good round esp the oxymorons but it's Lancashire hot pot never Lancashire stew--Irish would have worked or I arrest....... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13882: A good grid indeed, I hope Spotty Muldoon was suitably impressed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13576: I think it was just right. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13850: Of course it was,what would you expect from E.L.? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Coneheads @ #13850: Eh! Is that all you have to say!? This was glorious! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13880: Very precise and erudite knowledge required! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13880: Very precise and erudite knowledge required! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13879: Nice grid that, plenty of herrings and blind alleys. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Disappointed @ #13576: Impossibly difficult. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13882: Wiz, thanks, very much appreciated, but that one was obscure and not my intention. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13882: Actually I googled weir side and it does exist"good grid E.L. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13882: Sorry EJG, see my earlier apology. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13882: what's weir side? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13882: Apologies for spelling error. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Italic Rabbit @ #13576: Difficult, but not inane (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Impressed @ #13877: You're all famous painters? Which one of them are you? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rob @ #13876: Wow - I found that impossible! Was the false group of "one-half-of-a-comedy-double-act" intentional or not? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13877: Easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #13875: The "Cup-bearer" connection is the cleverest I've ever seen in all my years of puzzin' Thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13871: Nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13870: Great grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hadley @ #13875: Good one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hadley @ #13870: This is one of my favourites (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Claire @ #112: Nice grid. Just one little note - it should maybe accept Comedienne for female comedian? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hadley @ #13869: Enjoyed the muppet red herrings (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hadley @ #13867: Good but not as hard as your first (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kels @ #13576: So hard, but so clever! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

girk @ #13871: The Jack line could also be preceded by "black" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ni @ #13860: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ni @ #13864: nice cabbage (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #13864: Thanks, although I prefer my cabbages on the crispy side. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13858: Enjoyed this one, thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #13860: really good even though easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

BRETT ORRRRR @ #7660: DOG SHIT (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #13864: particularly liked the cabbages well done (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Barbara @ #13869: Enjoyed this one. Couldn't complete it but really enjoyed trying (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13865: Thanks for the feedback, EJG. Will take that on board. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #13860: RossChris: Good spot regarding Crystal & Cotton! Thankfully, I lucked out there! A great grid otherwise. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13865: good grid - usually are from you! couple of little things - a dam is a female parent that applies to many animals... eg horse (mare), dog (bitch), cattle (cow), sheep (ewe). And should be 'followed by' or just 'precede' Thanks for all the grids! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mark @ #13833: Solid grid - love a bit of Masterchef (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13860: Easy, but great fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Silberino @ #13862: Enjoyed this grid, top marks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13863: good crossovers - not totally sure about the countries link, and the star trek one could equally be saints. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13849: Good confusion. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13860: I still liked it RC. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13848: Different, certainly! Fortunately for me, the local food market does a dosa. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13857: Good grid - sorted out the groups, but only got three of the connections. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #13849: Clever and entertaining (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13854: Struggled but not bad (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13860: Unfortunately there is more than one solution to this puzzle as Crystal and Cotton could be swapped in their respective groups. Mea culpa. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13855: Mwa ha ha ha, my work here is done! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13855: It's a beast Square Eyes (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13855: "Fiendish" means it was fiendish to set... for all I know it may be a breeze to solve (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #13853: good grid but shame it didn't accept slang for women (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13852: Quite fun, but one monk should be a munk? . (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #13852: not easy ! - more like moderate (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13784: Grid does not have a single solution - Tonight and Maria can swap positions to create another correct solution. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #754: Agreed, what IS an ice wolf? Latin name please! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #741: Table cell? Bit tangential. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Donald Trump @ #13801: Put date instead of dating and got "incorrect" Otherwise fine (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13849: Nicely done (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13844: Great fun. Thank you (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13843: A really fun mix of group types (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve H @ #13841: Hard (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve H @ #13849: Good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve H @ #13850: Good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fred @ #13844: fun - tough (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fred @ #13850: eh (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

fred @ #13137: quick n'easy (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13848: You beat us with this one. A tough challenge. Well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13849: An enjoyable grid. Loved the use of FA. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13850: Yes, Chris and I agree with toast; a good grid and we managed to earn ten points on it. Well done. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13850: Good one . Got the fours but couldn't identify the Keenan connection even with the hint you gave via the red herring. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13848: Somehow guesswork got me most of the way as it often does to my continued surprise. Your interests are very different from mine except for the pancakes but you have provided good explanations ( which is an area often neglected). (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13842: Very nice, thanks. Babar proved my undoing! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

nick @ #13816: As per below should accept Stephen and steven as right answer otherwise good grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #13849: Tremendous connecting (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dave @ #13712: Two VERY labored sets of connections, and another one that only accepts something that is NOT EVEN a REAL WORD, but doesn't accept the term that's actually correct. Hmmmm.... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

g @ #13839: liked it a lot (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13844: Clever! And it's made me realise I've been mangling the pronunciation of one word ( or rather pronouncing it in the US way which I suppose is much the same thing yawl). Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13843: Very entertaining and varied. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Stephen @ #4867: Quite easy this one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13843: An excellent challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13840: Enjoyable grid. Especially liked the "borough" group. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

dp @ #13842: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

dp @ #13843: (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cat @ #13842: Very good. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cat @ #13289: Tricky but good. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13833: Another good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13833: Another good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13839: Liked it - not too hard but good. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rob @ #13843: Very difficult (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Freckle @ #13840: Good one. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13834: Really liked this one, thank you. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13840: Great fun. Thank you :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13834: Thank you. You have been missed! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jules @ #13727: Good grid, worth a go. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13840: Liked this, kicking myself for missing a group! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Adrian @ #13816: Good wall but I got the Gerrard/Spielberg etc wrong. Phonetically the names are the same but while Gerrard and Spielberg spell theirs with a v, Fry and Hawking spell theirs with a ph so allowances should be there for that spelling too. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13831: It's either a pedal or a paddle methinks.but enjoyed grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Somer @ #13831: Peddle Boat? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #13826: Difficult grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Val Crow @ #13827: Tricky and fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Stew Dapple @ #13828: Very taxing, but highly enjoyable. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #13829: Tough grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anton Deck @ #13831: Fun grid! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Benny Dorm @ #13833: Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

joan @ #13816: great (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

joan @ #13813: fin (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

joan @ #13833: nice (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jim @ #3: never heard of polar solvent! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jim @ #13806: means conductor not composer (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

banana @ #4882: too obscure by far (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13833: Not bad 6out of10 I got (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

why @ #13820: ill repeat what matt said. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13828: Pure evil, loved it. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Minotaur58 @ #13824: Is that a famous animator? I just put 'mythical' (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hampton Quibbles @ #13781: Hampton found this one very amusing he did! Spider threw hampton for a wobbler! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #13816: PH (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brett Orr @ #7630: IRELAND IS NOT IN THE UK AND WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING HARD TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS THAT WAY (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #13820: I think you mean all precede farm, not all proceeded by. Didn't accept 'all followed by farm' (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13818: ....or wizardry? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13803: Enjoyed this one, fun grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Be26 @ #2131: Good board, one quibble that "papers" isn't accepted for the "daily newspapers" group. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13818: You have surpassed yourself in fiendish witchery here! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13813: a good grid ,that makes you think (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13820: Doesn't accept the word 'Farm' for the farm group :( (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13819: Good grid that, nice and tricky. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13819: Very good grid, taxing but enjoyable. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13818: That’s too hard for me rosschris! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bored @ #13458: Pokemon ........agh........... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13812: Good groups. I got 10/10! Thank you (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kez @ #13816: should accept both spellings of stephen/steven (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pw @ #13816: Steven Fry? Hawking? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Billy @ #13447: Quite a good wall old chap (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13803: The groups are a bit too obvious and these subjects have been repeated many times (and very recently in some cases) so, unfortunately, it poses little in the way of a challenge. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

GRS @ #13806: Enjoyed it! But agree about composer! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13808: shame it didn't accept clergy. there are curates and abbesses in anglican church too. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ashamed @ #13803: Ashamed to say I didn't catch on to the surnames! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ned K @ #13785: It would indeed, one third of the cheesy references. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13785: Would that be a cheese string of comments (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13806: since when was Composer part of an orchestra? Did you mean conductor? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brantyman @ #8884: Lovely stuff! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

qjoaoq @ #13803: wow (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rufilla @ #6195: Very hard but fun fun FUN (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

qjoaoq @ #13797: This is the best. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Macronator @ #6195: That was tough as nails (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #13806: Good one, enjoyed it! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13806: Nice one, didn't solve all the rows, but thoroughly enjoyed! Thankyou! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13800: Very nice and satisfying. I was very pleased when 'mer' was the first in its group that I got (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13800: :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13783: I enjoyed the Medieval undertone. Thank you :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Melanie @ #13426: Poor Polly (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #13800: I like this one. The numbers always get me. Every time! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13782: JACK (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13803: nice and easy! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Iain @ #13801: Shouldn't 'date' also be correct, as well as 'dating'? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RowG @ #13751: Didn't accept battles! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RowG @ #13750: Didnt accept retail outlets (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JKO DAVIS @ #13793: wagwun (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FU @ #13748: Same as below, they are all Champions League winners, and currencies!! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ooosh1066 @ #13797: Things you loose should be things you lose - no major issue! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ned K @ #13785: Having processed the string of comments, this must be ranked amongst the cream of grids. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

fiddy @ #13798: That was brilliant, loved it! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13785: sense of humour failure, but that one 'connection' ... really? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13790: didn't allow number prefixes. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13799: Formidable!in a good way. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13797: good grid spoiled by the fact that the answer lose is misspelled loose. Shame (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13794: Extra points for all you clever clogs, the error was indeed with the poets (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

qjoaoq @ #13797: Ok, I made this grid because I thought I spelled lose wrong in the first one, but ended up spelling it wrong here. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13800: A good challenge. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13785: I think we need to be be mature about this grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

anon @ #13797: learn to spell :( (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

.... @ #13789: you realise your score doesn't matter, right? If you said David you can give yourself the point and nobody else knows or even cares that your didn't say 'Davids' (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #12462: A bit obscure! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TheBairn @ #13794: Robert Burns was eighteenth century, so were Pope and Fielding. Defoe crossed over the centuries! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13777: Quite clever! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13783: Good one. Apothecary! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13796: Good grid . Lose is of course spelled correctly! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #13197: Neat! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #11100: Rather obscure links! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #7427: Obscure (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #13796: Smart grid. Thanks. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #13794: Tough one for me to crack. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JJezebel @ #13784: Nice one, thanks. Like EJG, I couldn’t disentangle the groups in time! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pseudonym @ #13797: Mistmis should obviously read mistake. How ironic. Sorry x (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pseudonym @ #13797: Nice grid but shame about spelling mistmis in one of the answers. Should be lose not loose. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

My Stinking Little Bishop @ #13785: I’ve got an addiction to cheese based quizzes. It’s only mild though. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Joan @ #98: Sol fa should be accepted (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13796: Good grid. I enjoyed it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

qjoaoq @ #13796: Mistake in spelling of loose(lose). (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

c @ #13789: poor acceptable words. sort it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13785: I would like to say this was a good grid, but to be honest I found the connections a bit cheesy. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13794: And maybe the others too! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13794: Good grid but Pope was 18th century? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #13785: I will have no truckle with a cheese-based grid that doesn't even mention Welsh rarebit. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

... @ #13789: Didn't accept David... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13794: Error alert - extra point for spotting it (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Cheeser @ #13786: Couple of spelling errors, should be Wiig and Chastain... Otherwise good grid! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jack Davis @ #13791: Very good i enjoyed it very much (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Daz @ #13611: too hard (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Daz @ #13611: too hard (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Daz @ #13611: too hard (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Daz @ #13611: too hard (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #13783: Tied me in knots! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Cheeser @ #13790: Didn't allow tree for an answer, despite types of tree being the answer! Also didn't allow "prefixes of size". (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

H @ #13557: A good quiz (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

;gighgregkjoieg @ #11167: reghreggkrefjtentrnr2toib (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

jacob @ #11167: this was utterly a disgrace. I will cry now and sue you guys See you in court!!!!!1 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13782: Though oddly, Newcastle's home ground is always referred to as St James' park and Exeter's as St James's. Any ideas guys? I'm confused now. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13782: You are right EJG! I stand corrected. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

plz @ #186: no (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

plz @ #184: top up????????????????????? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13775: feeling extremely pedantic today, for which I apologise, but Pistachio isn't a nut, it's a fruit (drupe) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13782: Actually, it's (it is) St James's as James is not plural. And no apostrophe in Jacks. Love a bit of pedantry! Good grid. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13783: good one but didn't accept medic. couldn't think of another word (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13784: Got the solutions, but couldn't get the groups in time. Lots of crossovers made it a challenging grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #13783: Great grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13745: Rather dictatorial, Chris. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13782: Ps enjoyed it. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13782: I have one thing to say and its St James'. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13782: Edddaduck - As Kurt Vonnegut said, "The first rule: do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing" I too need to get out more! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13705: One Christmas is quite enough for me! Nice ideas in this one! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Edddaduck @ #13782: In that case, you should use a semicolon instead of a comma before pedantry; independent clauses, and all that. Boy, I need a life. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13782: Jacks does not have an apostrophe because it's plural not possessive. Need to check your grammar, pedantry is a badge of honour on here ;-) (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JJezebel @ #13776: Fun, thank you. Rocks under Landslide is a pretty accurate of the Black Cats at the moment... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

qjoaq @ #13780: no (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

phil @ #13780: ed (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

phil @ #13779: xkcd (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

phil @ #13779: no phil (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

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(2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@_@ @ #13390: why spanish (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@_@ @ #10280: io3r fsrway#tre tfwt (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

@_@ @ #2297: k (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #13771: Too tough for me but very different and interesting. Well done. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13749: Thirded, good grid but keywords need to be broader for sure (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Brantyman @ #13741: Loved it! Too easy for me though :P (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #13765: But nopal is better than the time I used abcess ( misspelt )! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

museum @ #13775: Clever! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #13776: Nice grid, a real headshrinker (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chris @ #13774: (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13771: It was a neat idea. Hard to think of original and new ideas. It beat me but i found It fun. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13771: Hello JF, thanks for your comment. The idea behind the grid was that it should be "letter" related... one set is words misspelt with extra letters, one set is related to missing letters (the asterisk is used as a sort of 'wild card' for spelling rude words) one set has the answer "letter" etc... anyhow it doesn't really seem to have come off, unfortunately, so I guess it's back to the drawing board. Thanks anyway everyone (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

RossChris @ #13776: Enjoyed this. I especially liked the hidden football teams connection. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Soaveiro @ #13705: Sorry. I made a slight mistake with the wall. I have just learned there are two Christmas'. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

PB @ #13751: Actually Port is the right side of a ship and gets its name from the fact that the loading port was normally on that side. So it is a part of a ship. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

JF @ #13771: Not sure about this one. Isn't it an apostrophe that indicates a missing letter? And I'm not sure about a link being a misspelling with nothing else to link them. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #39: Why is this still up? (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

organicpeach @ #13775: Difficult!!! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #13748: Seriousley let down by answer definitions (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

S.spiro @ #13772: Homophones is a bit generic... (3 months ago)

Erin @ #13748: Currency is money you fool (3 months ago)

Grugen @ #13713: Good grid, brilliantly devious (3 months ago)

Mr. Flibble @ #13769: Brilliant - but the one grouping didn't have the two obvious terms in it (biblical, scriptural), though "bible" was the answer. Really enjoyable! Thank you! (3 months ago)

Grugen @ #13721: Good grid, nice one! (3 months ago)

EJG @ #13771: huh? (3 months ago)

Lars Thorwald @ #13729: Grrrrrr! (3 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #13755: After the two TV programmes, I went to pot! (3 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #13749: Seconded! (3 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #13748: Champions League winners should be accepted. Same with currencies. (3 months ago)

PB @ #13769: Good grid but the tricky part with numbers is you can always find another solution. For example swap the 1 and the 125 and you have a group where every number is cubed and another group where every number is divisible by 5. (3 months ago)

stevo67 @ #1996: Pelican rise is missing an S (3 months ago)

Ted @ #13748: Please, European and U.K. Teams - champions league teams incorrect when answer is football teams ! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13765: Thanks, Mr Tom. Nopal is a cactus, apparently. I was going to use "no parking" but thought it better to use a single word. Stump would have been a superior choice. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #13765: Like the Duffy Group. Nopal is a new one on me, think I used stump :-) (3 months ago)

dabba722 @ #1396: Good puzzle (3 months ago)

molly malone @ #13755: was a very puzzling grid (3 months ago)

stevo67 @ #8240: "Currencies" not being accepted (3 months ago)

😂😻👍💪👍👍👍 @ #13764: 😂😂👍👍😂😂👍👍 (3 months ago)

toast @ #13762: Ragman- T S Eliot I should think. (3 months ago)

Ragman @ #13762: Who does Eliot refer to? (3 months ago)

toast @ #13744: Liked the governess line but didn't share your knowledge of popular culture so despite the easy cow line I didn't manage a decent score. (3 months ago)

dabba722 @ #1747: This was a very good grid (3 months ago)

dabba722 @ #2093: good grid (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #13748: 30 secs to complete! Not really anything to challenge answers too varied and could only really fall into one catagory too simplistic (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #3016: Bit different to usual style anagrammes and a beginning letter in common?! (3 months ago)

Graham @ #13757: Enjoyed this. We had never heard of a drupe before, so it was educational, too! (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #13751: 39 secs to complete (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #13752: 24 seconds to complete?! (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #13754: I knew the links just couldn’t pick the right ones! (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #13754: (3 months ago)

Alphabetty @ #2296: Highest score yet (3 months ago)

JJLeDJ @ #13751: Port is not a part of a ship it is a direction on a ship like fron and back (3 months ago)

Veggie @ #9708: My "contain bird's names" was not accepted. Frustrating. (3 months ago)

stevo67 @ #13750: Some good crossovers (3 months ago)

henty @ #13727: decent grid. one a little offbeat but overall fair play to you. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #7392: You mean followed by I think. Very enjoyable and too good to hurry:) (3 months ago)

Melanie @ #13392: Any wall with Bob is good (3 months ago)

Andy @ #13748: Yeah I was a bit gutted with "currencies" not being accepted. (3 months ago)

stevo67 @ #7392: Liking the hills (3 months ago)

stevo67 @ #13748: "Champions League winners" is obviously too precise... (3 months ago)

stevo67 @ #13753: Towcester is misspelt; "cigarettes" didn't work (3 months ago)

Iain @ #13727: Nice attempt! (3 months ago)

toast @ #13742: I like this a lot. Good ideas and variety. Well done. (3 months ago)

Graham @ #13749: Good grid, but I think you need to revisit the keywords for the answers. British Prime Ministers, European Cities of Culture and Cats all came up as wrong... I would like to argue that they were in fact right! (3 months ago)

N @ #10509: Marvellous grid - thank you! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13753: I think there is more than one solution here. Your building society connection could also be categorised as towns/cities in Yorkshire; and as Beverley also has a racecourse it could be switched with Ripon as a place in Yorkshire and be a correct solution. (3 months ago)

chris @ #13745: moor not accepted. fish- better if the word either precedes or follows, not effective if it's either. cock- this group was OK although no red herrings. ice hockey/curling?? pick one and stick to it. Learn to group things and include red herrings and plenty of key words for acceptable answers. When you've learnt to do this then keep posting new ones. (3 months ago)

chris @ #13747: Canary Islands not named after birds. BANTAMS is correct spelling. One flew over the Cuckoo's nest (note the apostrophe) + generally poor group. Culture... before or after a word. Please, talk about clutching at straws. (3 months ago)

chris @ #13748: currencies isn't accepted! wtf? (3 months ago)

toast @ #13746: Good one. (3 months ago)

Gembo @ #13748: The links weren’t precise enough (3 months ago)

N @ #10559: Nice grid - thanks. (3 months ago)

N @ #10561: “Red” not accepted?! Otherwise good grid. (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #13722: Same from me Flanners. Nice tough mixture. (3 months ago)

Bowie @ #13723: Hooked me with this one Bluesy (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #13691: Nice ideas - interestingly, Strand is also an old tobacco brand (I did something with this and monopoly a while back :-p ) (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #13747: ... He beat me to it. (Also, Bantams!) (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #13748: All valid groups... Try to make sure every group has some way of getting confused with other groups: mint -> dollar doesn't really work (3 months ago)

JJLeDJ @ #13747: The Canary Islands are named after the dogs that where found there (Canine) and the birds are named after the island not the other way round (3 months ago)

Darren @ #186: Excellent. Nice hidden numbers! (3 months ago)

Darren @ #184: Good wall, pretty straightforward. Some people obviously don't get the point that there are supposed to be words which fit into more than one category. It's what makes it more challenging to solve. (3 months ago)

N @ #10830: Great grid. Thanks! (3 months ago)

Redkite @ #525: Graphs should have legends, although not scales (3 months ago)

N @ #13712: Flag connection is tenuous at best, Marky Mark connection is poor and how “boy bands” wasn’t accepted is beyond me. Also, Judi Dench is spelt with an “i” not a “y”. (3 months ago)

Ejg @ #13733: Changed my mind. Loved it. (3 months ago)

CellBlock @ #13741: Is "loops beach" an autocorrect of "koopa"? (3 months ago)

Joe @ #13742: Difficult one! (3 months ago)

Midge @ #13740: No, punk precedes or follows the words. You should have one or the other. Typo not good either. But a nice try. (3 months ago)

rubbish @ #13740: rohmbus? (3 months ago)

Hank @ #13694: I hate (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13738: Nice one, but problem with regal.... (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13741: Labyrinth, but some good ideas! (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #13738: I don't think anyone could be expected to know the birthday group... (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #13731: I have learnt something. Thank you! (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #13731: I have learnt something. Thank you! (3 months ago)

Rolf @ #13740: Friday night calamity aren't you Wiz? (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13740: Sorry, what a blunder, follows not precedes...oh dear, what a blunder. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13740: Follows not succeeds.and a typo! otherwise, not bad! (3 months ago)

Stevo67 @ #9616: "Famous firsts" should be allowed (3 months ago)

Griddy @ #13733: Disgusting! (3 months ago)

toast @ #13711: Enjoyed this though I had to guess the duck connection which I was not familiar with. (3 months ago)

toast @ #13731: Tricky but doable one with good explanations , liked the XxX line, thanks. (3 months ago)

toast @ #13722: Liked the full explanations and the touch of humour. (3 months ago)

Darren @ #18: A bunch of random adverbs as a group? Seriously? :-/ (3 months ago)

anthony @ #13736: check spelling of some words (3 months ago)

Dick Swallows @ #13737: Easy mate (3 months ago)

EJG @ #13733: rather puerile (3 months ago)

Nice person @ #13728: This is A very good grid, thanks! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #7469: What's wrong with thaw? (3 months ago)

Brett @ #7474: Not good. Audi != Aldi (3 months ago)

Brett @ #7469: Thaw?!!!! It's not meteorological or logical (3 months ago)

Flump @ #13712: Like others the grammatically correct "boy bands" registered as incorrect. The last group had tenuous connections. (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #13723: Great, as always. Thank you (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13699: Well done on providing an, er, acceptable answer!!! I just tried typing "muses" for the same connection and it was accepted. Clearly, any word with a u and s consecutively in it is going to be suitable. Much watch out for that in the future. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13723: Get well soon, Blues! No doubt you will with your bottled cure-all. (3 months ago)

anonymous @ #13701: programming languages is not accepted for the first one and monopoly spaces is not accepted for the third (3 months ago)

Blues @ #13723: Thank you all very encouraging. Toast Wiz, sitting here nursing the flu. Which in hindsight isn't a bad thing because I've just found the cure... Whiskey (see quiz explanations)... Actually it might not be whiskey but it seems pretty familiar and the bottle is the correct shape... Well the correct colour... Looking at it now it looks more like a sauce bottle... but hey ho! at least it's glass. One sec... hic... Brandy maybe, but cheers anyway. (3 months ago)

Jezebel @ #13723: Super duper...and I’m with you on which is the best hour :) (3 months ago)

Ian @ #13726: Good grid. Difficult but not too difficult Lots of red herrings. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13725: Sorry for the typo, folks. The entry should of course read SKIPJACK TUNA and not skipjack tina, though this does not affect the connection in any way. Chris wants to know who skipjack tina is as she suspects it might be a woman I have been seeing on the side without telling her!! (3 months ago)

toast @ #13704: OK , the purple people eater is an old favourite we all whistle in the bath , but Tim Rice? Come on! (3 months ago)

Nathan @ #13727: One surreal category but worthwhile overall, good puzzling :) (3 months ago)

toast @ #13723: Blues -Good to see you back on the right side of the bars. The grid did me up like a rippek but then it did take Wiz and myself a bit longer than is healthy to work out which of the three of us had disappeared so perhaps trying a hard one was a bit optimistic of me. (3 months ago)

Darkness 11/11 @ #13723: VERY good. Thanks (3 months ago)

Lewisham Lou @ #13727: Tricky. Good attempt nevertheless. (3 months ago)

Iain @ #13713: Wow that was tricky as there were many crossovers. I got 1 category. I would say it's a good effort though. Worth a go if you like TV & film. (3 months ago)

Coneheads @ #13724: Very good :) (3 months ago)

ejg @ #13723: Yours grids are excellent - love 'em (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13723: That was fun,Blues! Toast and I ,and others I am sure ,have missed you! We had a few ideas as to where you might be. (3 months ago)

be26 @ #13712: The Mark Wahlberg connection doesn't work - he wasn't in NKOTB and his brother being in it is too much of a stretch. (3 months ago)

Von @ #13715: Very clever puzzle which was quite tricky. Hilarious links (3 months ago)

Coneheads @ #13699: I typed in 'Sausages' for the US State Capitals one, and it displayed as a right answer. I appreciate the gift, but I don't feel I deserved the point :o) (3 months ago)

Coneheads @ #13713: This one was pretty much impossible. But not the good type of impossible. (3 months ago)

@ejg @ #13712: enter "boyband" (3 months ago)

ejg @ #13718: A reader's current book? No idea what that means. Japan is not AN island, neither is Samoa. Admittedly, Hawaii Island (or The Big Island) is an island in the state of Hawaii. (3 months ago)

ejg @ #13713: Personally, I dislike grids that have two squares the same - using incorrectly spelled names as a solution is annoying as many grids contain unintentional errors. (3 months ago)

ejg @ #13712: didn't accept boy bands and the marky mark connection a bit laboured. (3 months ago)

PB @ #13718: My favorite thing about China is definitely China (3 months ago)

g @ #13689: can't fault it (3 months ago)

g @ #13691: tobacco products? (3 months ago)

g @ #13704: purple people eater? (3 months ago)

g @ #13706: really enjoyable (3 months ago)

knife @ #13709: Yes, good one. Dumbo threw me. Possibly a bit obscure, but perhaps just my lack of knowledge. (3 months ago)

Tootô @ #13682: Nice one! Love the Community reference (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #13704: The "Cycloptic" line would make for an excellent Sequences Round question! (3 months ago)

Tootô @ #13691: I got ten points, dem whinies should leave you alone. Nice one, not too difficult, not too easy! (3 months ago)

Tootô @ #13702: Ellen Page was easy, Georgia cities were fine to figure out, and the rest was actually not that hard anymore because there were five names left - but I got lucky that I excluded the right one without losing all my lives (3 months ago)

Anon @ #13701: Did not accept "programming languages" or "monopoly" as correct answers and yet apparently they were? (3 months ago)

Tootô @ #13709: Nice one! Deserves more than 3 stars (3 months ago)

toast @ #13706: Good explanations thanks. (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #13709: Nice misdirects! (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #13710: The Clooney row isn't really how connections are supposed to work. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13692: Now there's a thought toast.Had missed Blues too but imagined it was to do with rugby! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13711: Nice one! (3 months ago)

Honeybb @ #13710: Nice, it was very hard to figure out, love the movie reference that was a red herring... (3 months ago)

Dave @ #13421: Good one! Took me a few moments to figure out the link between the group with lace in it, but fortunately at that point the clock has stopped running. (3 months ago)

Matt @ #13702: Very good and very difficult. Got thrown off by months and Brians (3 months ago)

Matt @ #13701: Didn't accept 'programming languages' or 'monopoly' (3 months ago)

Matt @ #13703: 'J' isn't accepted for the J group (3 months ago)

squareeyes @ #13695: Cheers toast, basically this is an online communal parlour game isn't it! (3 months ago)

David @ #35: Great! Nice and tricky. (3 months ago)

Jim @ #13694: Really nice variety! This was a fun one. (3 months ago)

Judy @ #2297: Awesome grid! (3 months ago)

Judy @ #13421: Good one! (3 months ago)

BelgianAlien @ #13421: This grid taught me I don't do so well on these grids... but I still like trying. (3 months ago)

TommiBryson @ #13685: I had no idea they were all Test Cricketers too! that's rather amusing :D as for paper islands, they're cartographic errors so to speak; islands that were included in multiple maps despite not being real. (3 months ago)

Only Me @ #13700: So 'Formula One' not enough then? 'part from that - loved it. (3 months ago)

toast @ #13692: Funny you should mention that Wiz. I was just wondering where Blues has got to... (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13698: Good grid. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13700: Enjoyed it, nice connections. (3 months ago)

Colin Oscopy @ #13695: Liking your work. And a timely pancake reference too. (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13692: Better than being behind bars though. (3 months ago)

toast @ #13692: On the other hand just being in the bars has proved to be of no help at all. Cheers anyway! (3 months ago)

Angry Derek @ #87: To many formattign erros. (3 months ago)

Prue @ #11973: Very enjoyable grid! (3 months ago)

toast @ #13695: I don't want to"pan" this or "gloss " over the skills shown in setting it but to be " Candide" it is no piece of cake. (3 months ago)

TeamV @ #13695: Hmmm (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13685: I think it's or was in Copenhagen. And I think there is a stationery outlet with that name too. (3 months ago)

squareeyes @ #13692: Sometimes being a one-time bar piano player actually comes in useful! (3 months ago)

ejg @ #13691: shame it didn't accept tobacco - but good grid otherwise (3 months ago)

ejg @ #13685: I too put England Test Cricketers! Also, paper islands? I thought Emerald Isle... what are paper islands? (3 months ago)

SouthernDog @ #13693: Damn! My mistake! (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13685: I enjoyed this grid, though I did not suggest the Canterbury Tales connection but proposed an alternative link. Alistair/Nick COOK, Nick KNIGHT, Dermot REEVE and Geoff MILLER are all present/former England test cricketers. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13686: Fun grid. Thank you. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13689: This was indeed good fun to solve. Thanks. (3 months ago)

Jeff @ #13693: You put planet twice in the same category. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13690: I enjoyed solving this one though I did not identify snooker balls as being a connection. Thanks for all your kind comments in relation to my puzzles, GRS. (3 months ago)

Jeff @ #13694: If you changed the insurance logo one to make it more accessible to people who don't live in the US then it'd be perfect. (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13683: Thanks, PB, for your kind and helpful comments. If the issue was the Winter Olympic equipment category I used that simply because it is topical at present. (3 months ago)

Midge @ #13691: Good gridding, thank you (3 months ago)

PB @ #13682: Very enjoyable. Although you say 'recently' on Community? It's almost been five years.... (3 months ago)

PB @ #13683: I don't think he realises the colour of the category is based on the order they resolve in. I though all categories were quite good though (3 months ago)

JCG @ #13691: Though it's admittedly odd, the state is spelled "Connecticut." Fun categories. (3 months ago)

Matt G @ #13694: This is a great quiz! Will share ;) (3 months ago)

Conneticut? @ #13691: Google, use it! (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13691: Awesome grid! Loved the states and tobacco and orange link! (3 months ago)

Will @ #13690: Multiple correct solutions :( (3 months ago)

cj @ #13037: (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13686: Good grid - got them! (just) (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13689: Good grid! Fun. (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13671: Only got wood! (3 months ago)

cj @ #7852: (3 months ago)

cj @ #13507: (3 months ago)

cj @ #13507: (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13672: Fun but cow! (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13678: A teaser! (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #8803: I love this type. Thank you (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #10121: Some excellent groups! Thank you (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13679: Too hard for us limeys! (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13684: Tough but loved it! (3 months ago)

GRS @ #13682: Liked the greek letters! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13673: Pleased the grid has surfaced again! (3 months ago)

Wiz @ #13673: Thankyou , toast, what would I do without you!? (3 months ago)

cj @ #13631: (3 months ago)

cj @ #13034: good (3 months ago)

King Arthur @ #1942: easy (3 months ago)

King Arthur @ #98: Too easy solved in seconds (3 months ago)

RossChris @ #13683: Blue category? (3 months ago)

ecohansen @ #13680: very fun. " surprise" was the last thing I figured out, so it was a literal surprise. 5 points just for that! (3 months, 1 week ago)

ecohansen @ #13673: Thank you, Wiz and Toast! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13683: Good, except for the blue category. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13680: Like it (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13672: Good stuff. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13676: Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13672: excellent (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13678: Tough grid, you've got to know your music. Well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13679: Stumped us, but we are British!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13680: Good, challenging grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13677: Suggest you read the advice about using short word stems for acceptable answers. Otherwise a decent grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13680: another good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13682: easy but still very good.thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13673: Wiz. The grid has been marked down so it only shows if you select grids of poor quality or better ( the default being good or better). Unfortunately that tends to happen to fiendish grids perhaps because people can't do them and feel bad. The grid doesn't deserve its low marking. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ML @ #12914: Good walk can’t believe I didn’t get the profession link thought too cryptic (3 months, 1 week ago)

ML @ #13232: Good wall interesting links not a clue on the jazz musicians and harsh not to get different pronounciations but having to state the song: (3 months, 1 week ago)

ML @ #13656: Good wall good links and a cryptic connection (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13672: In the Wirral, near Liverpool (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13675: Good one, very testing. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #13675: Beautiful. RIP (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13673: Where has this grid gone? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13673: As toast said, imaginative and entertaining. A lot of thought was needed to create it I imagine, and to solve it took some too.i only managed one line. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13673: Imaginative though I suspect Brits don't use all the terms in quite the same way as (very well) explained. Funnily enough I set a grid long ago with a line of words with two more or less opposite meanings and one of them was " cleave " which you have used as your red herring! So obviously I think the grid is great. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13673: Nope - too convoluted with the categories... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13672: New Brighton?? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Iain @ #13522: Quite enjoyable. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Psmith @ #13642: Clever. Plenty of red herrings. I was looking for a fourth beer for ages! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13628: Really good categories (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13639: simple but enjoyable grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13630: Cracking grid, you got me kicking myself on the Tube presenters (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13668: Nice one (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #13671: didn't accept wooded areas. :-( (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #355: Perfect not allowed as answer?! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13668: Nice one to start the day! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13643: Most definitely RossChris- but not as much as my 5 year old! He is now also a puzzgrid fan. There are other similar themed grids but hidden from the main page... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Henry @ #11803: Since when was Ellie Goulding a band? (3 months, 1 week ago)

JCG @ #13639: Americans solving the puzzle will answer "colors" not "colours" and not get credit for that category. Might have gone with "col" to avoid the spelling difference problem. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ml @ #12778: Not actual universal truths I wouldn’t call them living condition just outcomes of the living conditions more abstract than some tastebuds gallery exhibits (3 months, 1 week ago)

Stevo67 @ #136: sloe gin (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13669: A couple of nice lines here! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rater @ #13668: Easy (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jem @ #8772: sorry but 50 in roman numerals is L not C. It should be 100!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

tony @ #4639: excellent. would have spent 10 years solving the trig one.. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13663: Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13667: This was compiled by Chris, not Ross. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13652: This was a Chris, not a Ross, wall (3 months, 1 week ago)

Phil @ #2494: Idiot compiler Eponyms??? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #7234: Nice grid, solved with 28 seconds to spare. Plenty of red herrings too. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13659: Ok I've got my head my head around it now. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13659: Sorry Knockers but Psmith is right . There can only be one (unique) solution since the format only permits one solution to be marked correct and it would make a nonsense of the game to mark a (second or third) workable solution as wrong. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13659: I have never understood this Psmith. Thankyou for explanation, but I am still puzzled. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Psmith @ #13659: Red herrings are ok, encouraged even, but you need to make sure two answers can't simply be swapped between the groups they are in and the groups still work. For example old head/tin head and old man/tin man. It doesn't matter which group you put them in as the groups still work. There should only be one correct final answer for the grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Knockers @ #13659: Psmith and Ajay - that was deliberate and I thought I was being a genius. Is it against the rules?! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Psmith @ #13659: Head and Man can be swapped over in their groups too. Not good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13656: I liked this - a lot! Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ajay @ #13659: 2 of the answers in the 'egg' group can be interchanged with 2 of the answers in the 'out' group (3 months, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #13659: Possibly the best, very clever, very difficult. Well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13655: I agree with SouthernDog. This was fun. Good one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13643: I take it you are a Star Wars fan, GRS? I managed to solve this one. Good fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13644: Didn't get the rebel bases or light saber duel connections; got confused with all the planets! Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13659: Very tricky with so many crossovers. A great challenge! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13658: Enjoyable grid. I couldn't identify the Peep Show connection. Good stuff and keep them coming. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13656: Love the flower group! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13655: Fun (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13656: RossChris, you! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13657: Quite fun, hard but not impossible (3 months, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #13642: Annagrams of animals! Are you having a laugh? That’s too hard. Liked the other groups though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Julia @ #13602: Almost impossible if you don't live in London or support Arsenal. Shows a lack of imagination (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wonderful @ #13602: Fantastic quiz, very informative. Difficult, though! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13632: Oh my days (one). Too good for me! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13642: Yes, tough indeed! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13652: Brill! But 'poet' not accepted (otherwise would have got two). Loved the sidekick group! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #274: Do re mi not accepted, despite being the answer! (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #12979: Fun thank you (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13642: Tough one. Good stuff. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy @ #13649: Got 15 out of 16 (3 months, 1 week ago)

HMG @ #1396: 6 possibles for one category - not good (3 months, 1 week ago)

HMG @ #2297: (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #3607: This was rated as medium, I would rate it as easy. Fun thankyou (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #4069: I think the category "mutants" should have been ok (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13595: Brilliant - even if linking words wrong! e.g. cross. Is that the only one. Loved it! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13611: Good groups! Vessel not given as correct tho... (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13621: My second time!! Got all the groups except the Hitchcock link!!! Good one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13640: Agree with Wiz! Bird group cool. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Flanners @ #13616: Fair point. (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #13631: a good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Joseph Fell @ #13641: Very flattered (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13640: I enjoy your grids, full of surprises, but fair. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13626: That is what I call fiendish. Beat me all ends up. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13639: Enjoyable grid. Did not come up with the Harry Potter connection so you caught us with that one. Well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13631: I think one has a double"ll"? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wanda Doff @ #13630: Tough, but well constructed. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Redkite @ #269: Too samey (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13630: I enjoyed this one; quite challenging. Thank you and well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Shark @ #13045: Should gave accepted "pants" for the trousers group, otherwise an excellent wall. (3 months, 1 week ago)

banana @ #12850: too much specialist TV (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13626: Same for me, didn't have the knowledge to complete. Good groups though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13624: Excellent! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13630: Good fun, a couple of tough connections (3 months, 1 week ago)

Banana @ #13616: Too much specialised music (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #10495: clever last set (3 months, 1 week ago)

Garagehead @ #13618: Nice grid, got there in the end! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #13626: Too fiendish for me, got one group, by accident! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13284: I always think I could at least have got one of these lines. I think I panic and the numbers slide into a blur.This, I hasten to say, is not a criticism of the grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

89 @ #13284: 65 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13623: G&Ts. Sorry! And I sadly haven't had any! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13623: It's another rather fine grid requiring and displaying a wide spread of knowledge.i didn't solve it but I took a good shot. Pretty impressive after the G&it's! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13617: Got the Bettys and the capitals but beaten on the other two. Tough grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13624: Awesome crossovers,tied me up in knots! Clever,Thankyou! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13610: Love the Nutella reference! (3 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #33: Really good, well done! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Anton Deck @ #13623: Defence not accepted as an answer, apart from that good grid, if a little too difficult for me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13623: Indeed I have and I must apologise profusely for doing so. One too many gin and tonics, methinks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #13622: Good one, enjoyed it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13619: Good stuff. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13602: Tantalising. So close and yet..... (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13622: I enjoyed this one. It concerned two of my favourite subjects - Strictly and Bond - and you beat me with the French connection (no pun intended). Got the group but did not see the link. Well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13606: Liked the Thomas line, though I didn't get it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Donald @ #13623: You have mis-spelled Maigret. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #7892: Loved it, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13600: Nice one . (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #9489: Loved it, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #13622: Loved it, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #13622: I apologise. I've just realised that there are 2 possible solutions to this grid. You could swap Brosnan and Connery and still be correct. Sorry again. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #10172: loved it, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #13619: Another nice one. Dived into the handicaps but got bogged down trying to remember a 4th Paul Simon tune. Thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #13620: I liked this one. Thank you. I like learning from grids and now I know about tea roses! (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #13543: The for the toilet catagory is reading as incorrect even though I entered it as the toilet. Thank you for the grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #13545: Nice beginner grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #13605: I think King, club queen etc should not include club which is a card suit but not a card designation so it seems a little out of the category but of course just imho. Thank you for the grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #13604: thank you (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13605: Good but pretty easy (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13621: I did enjoy doing this,Thankyou! Nice crossovers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ptim @ #13621: Getting better? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chuck @ #13353: I'd love to know how JJLeDJ pronounces "for" and "four". Good grid. I got the Gervais ones before I even saw Extras, so the red herring didn't work on me. I was convinced there were chewing gums! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #13610: Like it , (though I have French relatives and I can assure you that almost anything would merge seamlessly into the Nutella group). (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13619: Excellent. Fell for the Simon and Garfunkel trick. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RossChris @ #13620: Oops. Sorry about that, GRS. I added an "s". Any way I can amend it? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chuck @ #13383: I said "TV shows" and it was incorrect :( Victoria Coren would have raised her eyebrow and asked me to be more specific ... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chuck @ #13412: yeah, agree - wider range of terms needed for answers as it was saying they were wrong. Nice grid though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13620: Good fun! 'Airport' not accepted though... Hybrid tea roses tricky! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13618: One for the seasoned traveller! (3 months, 1 week ago)

OI @ #9863: decent (3 months, 1 week ago)

OI @ #4069: WRONG (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13618: So! The clue was in the name! Did for me but some who know will enjoy! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13612: I enjoyed this, nicely balanced! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #1937: Wonderfully obscure, you must be great to have on a pub quiz team And I thought I knew my football. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13602: Ridiculous (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13610: Top grid, made my head hurt, nice one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13609: That was a nicely varied and satisfying grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13594: Of course it's Lenin, missed that. (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13600: Fun (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13593: Thanks for the comments - Yes, Jezebel, Owen did score against Argentina in 1998 and Lineker played in the 1990 semi final so there's a couple of ambiguities in there, just for spite! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Benny Dorm @ #13602: Very tough. Beat me all ends up! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Stew Dapple @ #13606: Very good. Teasing and intelligent, well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #13594: It's Lenin no Lenny and, as Donald said, Sancho Panza. (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #13600: good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13574: Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #13605: a good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #13601: Hmmm... a big fat zero. Think some specialist London knowledge needed for this one. Bishop's Road appears twice and '2' is tenuous at best (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jeff @ #13602: Bit too provincial, not recommended for anyone outside London. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ethan @ #184: loved it, thanks (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bear @ #13602: Excellent - especially if you know your London history! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FP23 @ #13601: Sorry, there is a mistake here - I entered Bishop's Road twice (and didn't notice while checking). It should have been 'Bear' instead! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FrankieJoe @ #13574: Really enjoyed this one! Well done :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bmd34 @ #13474: Got it but wouldn’t accept ‘apostrophes’ and ‘hyphens’? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Donald @ #13594: It should be Sancho Panza. (3 months, 1 week ago)

OKTarg @ #13598: Yikes! Was a fun puzzle but very hard (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13572: Super stuff, thanks. Far too knotty for me but all made perfect sense when I saw the ‘reveal’! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tara Woolfolk @ #13419: I think I just figured it out. 3rd line should be Cups. 4th should be things that end in Family. Argh. Never have seen or done this before! Would love to find more contestant quizzes for Ask Me Another! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13593: Liked this, thanks. Am I wrong to think that Owen and Beckham could be swapped? I thought Owen scored against Argentina when he was a wunderkind? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #13576: Just the right level of difficulty. Plenty of red herrings, solved with nine seconds to spare ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #3: Good! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #48: top notch (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13593: Tough!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13594: I thought there were some nice ideas here. Different .thankyou! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13590: Cool grid,nice and varied. (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13590: Very good - should have got Monkey_ ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13572: Fun grid! Liked the coffee group (3 months, 1 week ago)

GRS @ #13574: Tricky but really good fun! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #13593: OK but a little too much of one subject for me but thanks anyway for the effort. (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13594: Had potential but a bit sloppy. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ptim @ #13597: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ptim @ #13597: Sorry if you put river (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #13581: Thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Bowie @ #13569: Fine thank you. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13590: Good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ptim @ #13595: Got the linking words wrong! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13591: Done it 2minutes 50 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13593: Gutted didn’t do it well done (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13579: Nice (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ptim @ #13557: There are racing drivers called Nick, Nigel, David and Gordon - loosely! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13585: cr@p (3 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #13591: Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll be more diligent in future. (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13554: agree with ejg harsh (3 months, 1 week ago)

RickRoll @ #13591: Good ideas but sloppy execution. (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13557: edd was yellow but otherwise great (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13569: not bad at all thank you (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #13591: Swimming has a double m (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13591: so many things . mm in swimming,horse precedes clues not follows. nice try but check your answers (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #13591: Don't you mean all FOLLOW horse? (3 months, 1 week ago)

phoenix177 @ #10577: Enjoyed this (3 months, 1 week ago)

phoenix177 @ #11243: A bit too obscure for my liking (3 months, 1 week ago)

phoenix177 @ #9875: Great overlaps (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13557: Tough, but fun. (3 months, 1 week ago)

phoenix177 @ #4069: Good red herrings, Fuji is my favourite apple! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13585: That was my dodgy one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SouthernDog @ #13572: Coffee one was a zinger, but great grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

EJG @ #13585: Am I being thick? Don't understand the books group. Didn't accept diarists, bizarrely (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13585: Had high hopes when I saw this, two good lines, one ok and one dodgy I think. But thankyou! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omen @ #13581: Nice!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13499: Don't remember why I messed up so take the notes sorry (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13488: Never heard of Chris Rock!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13571: Good (3 months, 1 week ago)

rids @ #4337: charlton not charleton. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Ryan-SoCal @ #13580: 0/10! I got the connections once they were sorted though. Great job! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lance K @ #13580: That Right was mean (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11579: Good one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Gunther245 @ #13581: This was pretty good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11902: Definitely should have accepted "rulers" which fit your category better than your answer did. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11903: As others have said your answers are too specific and you need to accept synonyms. Such as dozen for twelve for 12. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11911: Parts of an apple is WAY too specific. Those are parts of most every fruit. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #13372: Definitely should have accepted Apostles. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Seamus @ #6093: Very good and entertaining wall, but as others have commented answers are rather strict. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13527: I liked priministers as a word but it was difficult to guess! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #9005: Could swap Martin Chuzzlewit and Craig David between groups. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13527: Prime ministers sorry (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13575: Justin bieber No chance! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #13572: Nice grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

TMcB23 @ #13552: I put 'flying' and 'cake' as two of the options and it didn't accept them? (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #13575: Fun grid ... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #8497: Consider accepting "Money" for "Currency" (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #8652: Loved the letters. (3 months, 1 week ago)

TMcB23 @ #13572: Really like this one. I got the owls and the _express groups but only just before the end because there were s many red herrings! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lance K @ #13561: Ya I didn’t get anything correct (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11117: It accepts "Singers" for British Singers and "Authors" for British authors, but does NOT accept "Counties" for British Counties. What?!? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11636: I also put Electronics (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11803: First of all, Eminem is not a band. Second, it should not be wrong if I know it's currency, but don't specify that it's "Fifty" of a currency. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #11843: As others have said, I can't believe that "Central America" is not accepted here. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #12498: Can't believe it wouldn't accept "Movies" as being correct for "Action Movies." (3 months, 1 week ago)

Dave @ #12922: Couple of problems with this one. Twelve days of Christmas was inconsistent. Three of them were the nouns that were given as gifts, but the fourth one was the adjective describing the gift. The category described as "Christmas Cake" wouldn't accept the answer of "Christmas Treats", which is actually a more accurate description, as Panettone is actually a bread and pudding is not necessarily cake. (3 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #32: Funky House? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Red Salamander @ #13553: I hadn't heard of Daisy as a nickname for Margaret. Possibly a bit obscure these days... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Red Salamander @ #13552: Nice grid - but failing to capitalise all of the clues made it a lot easier to break them into their respective groups! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Red Salamander @ #13556: Yes, a great grid indeed. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13553: I just know I didn't know enough to solve this, but hats off to those who do...and the gridder of course! (3 months, 1 week ago)

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ @ #13569: Maureen Lipman was not a former ballet dancer!!!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

I CAN BE BROWN I CAN BE BLUE I CAN BE VIOLET AND SKY I CAN BE HAPPY I CAN BE PURPLE I CAN BE ANYTHING YOU LIKE I CAN BE MEAN I CAN BE.... ETC ... ETC.... @ #13326: I have never played a funnier grid!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

RadioRentals @ #13557: I got 6/10. It was good :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Boo @ #13518: i thought it was good! couple of tricky ones what with the red herrings but i did like it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve @ #13546: I love it (3 months, 1 week ago)

Excellent @ #13553: We need more like this: intelligent design, a good general cultural knowledge helps but possible to solve without, very satisfying to complete. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #13569: must stop typing synonyms as an answer! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Janice @ #12989: The Fictional Mr question came up incorrect even though I put the answer twice (3 months, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #13554: pretty harsh not to accept london underground lines... but otherwise good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jesse Carpenter! @ #13561: Loved it! (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #13554: underground are all tube lines (3 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #13536: Great grid, well thought out. (3 months, 1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #13557: Edd the duck was yellow. (albeit with a green mohawk) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xyz100 @ #13555: Nice one, good red herrings with MQoS and RD who were also executed by Tudors (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mike @ #13419: First one I solved (3 months, 1 week ago)

John @ #13419: First one I’ve been able to solve! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #13556: Nice grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

William @ #13419: What’s beathing? (3 months, 1 week ago)

dickhands @ #13555: Mary Stuart? More like Mary Stufuuuu (3 months, 1 week ago)

12455gg @ #13555: Historically epic! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #13554: London underground lines not acceptable! Victoria Coren Mitchell isn't here to say that more is required!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Helen @ #13538: Got 2 and thought it was good. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Faust @ #13553: Fab!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13543: Good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Walton @ #13419: Addams is a cartoonist as is Davis. So that was unfair. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13548: Not bad (3 months, 1 week ago)

Robby44 @ #6: This is difficult to the point of being outrageous. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13553: Impossible (3 months, 1 week ago)

Robby44 @ #13554: Pretty good! (3 months, 1 week ago)

xxChristixx @ #13553: My wife is called Margaret so I appreciated that link (3 months, 1 week ago)

P34f @ #13553: Very clever!! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13554: Good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Large Blue @ #13252: Pamela (3 months, 1 week ago)

Tposer @ #13396: The Queens of England and Netherlands category seemed arbitrary -I felt with such similar items for all tiles, the connections needed to be very strong. (3 months, 1 week ago)

L @ #13419: beathing? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Deano @ #13491: Sorry PM (3 months, 1 week ago)

ERF @ #12744: Agree with Omegaman (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matthew123 @ #13553: This is SO HARD (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alexandra @ #13419: I contend that "trophies" is a legitimate answer equivalent to "sports cups". Harumph! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rt @ #2297: Great (3 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #31: Tricky but good- is Still a typo? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13546: Fun one, thank you. I like a croissant in any language! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Gray @ #13545: I was a bit cheesed off to have "human development" come up as incorrect. Otherwise a good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #13542: Brilliant grid.....fell hook line and sinker for the ghost group (3 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #13552: lovely little grid, well done (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13544: fooled by the sapphires but still good (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #12778: PM, you are a person of strong opinions! (3 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #13545: not too difficult but enjoyable (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #12778: So short life expectancy was a Medieval Living Condition was it? No, it was a consequence of medieaval living conditions. Trying to be too clever for your own good sunshine! This was crap! (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #12803: Clever one (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13027: Romeo's right. Fiendish - difficult to do is interesting. Tenuous, overly specific and basically up your own arse is just a waste of time. And that's why I'm outta here.... (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13110: Agree with the others. Some people clearly think they're really clever putting really obscure ones in. WHAT'S THE POINT! (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13173: Agree with Jemima. Some people clearly think they're really clever putting really obscure ones in. About as bright an idea as me doing a grid featuring 4 Names of dogs I've had; 4 places I've been on holiday; 4 types of cheese I've eaten; and 4 words used in Oscar winning films. WHAT'S THE POINT! (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13243: Great if you've gone to a public school in the South of England. Look out for mine featuring Council Estates in Northern cities and different names for the police. (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13489: Too US specific. (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13496: Saw the racing drivers, the defunct cars (except Marcos, never heard of that) and the Powers (except Samuel L) so had no chance. Suppose quite a good one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13546: It was enjoyable to puzzle over! Got two and guessed one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

ejg @ #13546: Although country specific I guessed at slang for money but was incorrect. Not a bad grid though (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13546: Too country specific. And never heard of a sand dollar (but have looked it up) (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13488: Your American right? Green Monster Wall? And never heard of Chris Jericho or Chris Pine or Chris Rock (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13491: Flywheel? Goodspell? (Godspell yes). Bit up your own aris I think (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13497: An excellent grid, altho I got none of the lines ! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13535: How is it like that ,PM?.?some of this is general knowledge. Only one row is niche I think. (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13505: Side trip? And I got the second one but with 'line'. Good I suppose! (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13507: First hard one i've got 10/10 on, yippee. Good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13518: Too telly specific (3 months, 1 week ago)

Xx @ #13545: Bit easy... (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13522: Not a fan! (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13527: Very enjoyable (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13535: Too niche, pointless. Be like me including 4 members of my family and the surnames of my teachers at primary school (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13536: Difficult to rate sometimes - when you get one right is that easy? or enjoyable? Whatever, did enjoy this one and got all except bottom link (3 months, 1 week ago)

saltypepper @ #8769: facial features should have been an acceptable answer (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13538: Mambo no 5 clue good, but others too specific (3 months, 1 week ago)

PM @ #13412: As below Abba not accepted! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Helen @ #13348: Quite a mixed range of answers but thought it was a good attempt! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Toeswest: @ #13522: I thought it was quite fun actually! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13494: I didn't get there, but I had fun trying! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13539: You have hidden depths, Jezebel! I enjoyed grid but lacked the knowledge to complete. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Cart @ #13494: Vicky C struggled! Nice grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13548: Another cool grid, E.L! Thankyou. Neat and varied. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Val Crow @ #13546: What fun! good gridding. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wanda Doff @ #13542: Great stuff, just the right degree of difficulty to tease and puzzle. (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #13543: a good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

4by4 @ #13542: Krupa threw me - might have had a chance with Moon (in keeping with the others in that group). Well done for the other hidden group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #13530: Maybe I'm wrong but isn't there more than one way to resolve this wall? Some of the royal family and female names seem to be interchangeable. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #13532: Didn't get the wedding connection. officiant and readers fooled me. Got tube stations but didn't know they were disused. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13536: Enjoyed this, thanks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Jezebel @ #13539: Great grid, thanks. I never thought my knowledge of publishing, sailors and big black birds would come in so handy. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Henry @ #13137: Very good but a bit easy! (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #13507: Aced it pretty quickly. Fun, though. (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #13532: Good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

toeswest @ #13539: Once I opened the dictionary it was fairly easy! Good grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rich @ #13539: (3 months, 1 week ago)

ChRiS @ #13540: Finchley was a bit too specific, other than that a really good grid that almost took me to the time limit. well done. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #13527: Priminsters? (3 months, 1 week ago)

JEz8 @ #13541: Extreme rodent knowledge required. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13540: Not bad The babies good one (3 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #13536: Lewis - I have no idea how Dirty Dancing produced a correct answer but I'm glad you got the point anyway! (3 months, 1 week ago)

SteveC87 @ #13535: Niche but clever! (3 months, 1 week ago)

squareeyes @ #13534: Egrets... I've had a few, but there again, too few to mention (3 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #13536: Done it with seconds to spare (3 months, 1 week ago)

Alienantfarm @ #13538: That was quite fiendish but really enjoyed guessing the different options. Good grid! (3 months, 1 week ago)

JEz8 @ #13532: Nice (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lewis @ #13536: How was my guess of DIRTY DANCING correct when the answer was 'blue' song titles?? Feeling bad I got the points under the wrong circumstances! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FrankieJoe @ #13537: This was hard! But very satisfying. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Lewis @ #13532: Very good. Nice attempt :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Wiz @ #13514: I am a tad surprised, Redkite, that the spelling was the worst problem for you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bish @ #13514: THE.WORST.GRID.EVER (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bish @ #13522: Dreadful (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Uncstebah @ #13532: I liked this one. Didn't know about the disused tube stations. Nice to learn something. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13524: Liked this, thank you. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13527: The priministers one was really good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13522: Pain should be good enough (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stew Dapple @ #13522: Oh- too contrived for me, but I like your style! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13496: Aaargh! Hands up any other "Knights of the Dinner Table" readers who convinced themselves into a complete red herring on this one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #13525: Two categories were too similar. Not a great wall overall. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #13522: One of the worst walls yet. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

MB @ #13524: Very enjoyable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jones @ #4836: I liked the John Malkovich category - witty. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13520: That's true.But it was a fun grid to do for me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13524: Nicely varied and challenging,Thankyou! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jones @ #13520: Didn't like the Mister Men clue, they've added way too many mr men characters now anything could be a mister man. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13522: As Lewis says, I mean, of course. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13522: Agree, two good categories, one weaker, and one,as you,say, too random really.But please do more! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lewis @ #13522: One of the categories is too random (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13516: Yes, for me too! Gaps abound in my knowledge it seems.a good grid though,for those who can remember more or have wider experience. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

L6 @ #13517: Spectacular (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

L6 @ #13517: Spectacular (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Luna @ #2184: i put roman gods for the planets, which was counted wrong, even thoigh its a valid connection (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dhug @ #13519: "prepared piano" too obscure for me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

mother superior @ #10369: i have never heard of captain planet and im sure lots more people wont have! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #13514: Pretty dire and 'front CRAUL'?! Really? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alias @ #13518: Gave it 3 stars for each. Not fantastic but not that bad for a lazy sunday! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13516: Hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

MAS @ #13517: A real doozie (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GRS @ #186: Good one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GRS @ #2296: Too easy for a medium! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

GRS @ #2297: Fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

henty @ #13493: about as niche as albert einstein tweeting about cloud eggs (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #13513: Pretty good. I couldnt see how the Parrot group connected wiht the other 3? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

peterW @ #13478: Tricky but entertaining! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ALEXIS @ #13487: Nice grid. Good fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #13508: not to tricky, good one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #13513: not to difficult - but well put together and logical (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #3790: The final group are also all university cities (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13507: liked the hospitals (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13508: pretty good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

g @ #13513: very good, liked it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

jeff @ #13508: Wouldn't accept appearance in Avengers movies. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13513: a good grid ,not too hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

IRD @ #13499: I enjoyed this, but share the frustrations of other commenters about typing in the connections - a fun grid though, thank you (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

IRD @ #13507: Agree with points made by Jezebel and Wiz - tricky enough to be an interesting challenge, with a lot of words that could fit in two or three groups. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13513: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13508: Nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13505: Thanks, folks! My Rock,Paper,Scissors red herring got the better of me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13513: Not too difficult but some good connections and red herrings or were they just the monkfish? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13512: I agree with you,,, I guess the gridder was looking to find something different. Sadly. I don't think it was a great success, but Interesting enterprise. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13512: Just too contrived for me, I’m sorry to say. I’m not a fan of non-words featuring too heavily in grids, for one thing. But each to their own... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13512: I got two of the groups but I think the jarring line doesn't really work. Interesting though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kiki @ #13488: Couldn't do it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13507: Very nicely woven. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13508: Easy but good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13512: ImPossible (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13513: Done it Pretty good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #13507: Just about completed it. Very good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Christinaangel @ #13512: Not a fan, especially the name one: too esoteric. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13508: Agree,neat grid, thankyou! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13513: Easier than it looks but still a great grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13508: Well thought out grid, really enjoyed it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13512: This was challenging for me. I don't know quite to make of it really.Will await the opinions of others. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #13499: Did the squares ok. My answer Beetles denied . Answe types of beetles Cmon. Same withe other answers ,Pedantic. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13497: Liked this, thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13508: Um presumably because of Gary Glitter - have I missed something? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13508: Um presumably because of Gary Glitter - have I missed something? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13508: a good grid ,but why glitter is included in gary section (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #13487: good one, not too difficult (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13507: Tricky (that means I couldn’t sort it out in time!) but enjoyable. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13505: Nice one, thanks. It’s a vote for ‘scissor’ from me, too:) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13507: Nice one, lots of tricky crossovers! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Xx @ #13398: Liked it, but not too difficult. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SouthernDog @ #13498: Decent, but answer matches ruined it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

X @ #13460: Should accept "Gorillas" as an answer (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13505: Enjoyed it, Thankyou! Maybe scissor? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vicky C @ #13494: Rubbish (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yummy @ #7830: terrible (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yummy @ #13500: I didn't think this was very good. The Moses category was a stretch, and you specifically have to type exactly "welsh islands" for the other category to work. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13505: Here's the corrected version! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13504: SORRY FOLKS! Really screwed this one up. I will resubmit the correct version. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BMill @ #13503: Nice!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13498: Agree with previous comments about beetle! (s) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

BMill @ #13502: Brilliant! V.clever connections ! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13487: Fairly easy. 'Non-words' like Unch are usually a giveaway. Fun, though. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13491: Good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13500: Fun grid! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Al @ #13493: the arse was in my face but I couldn't see it haha (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13485: Excellent grid, really enjoyed it! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #13498: Nice grid (if easy) but the answer matches need some work. Use roots of words ("beetle" rather than "beetles"). And if you're going to use a song's lyrics, accept that song's title, not just the artist! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13496: Loved this one, thanks. Had no idea that Lotus had a collaboration with Ford! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13495: Thank you on behalf of the 🎾 geeks of the world! That was a lot easier for me than your movie grids:) You have the ‘i’ and the ‘e’ transposed in Ivanisevic, by the way. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13493: Really, Toeswest, that's a bit much. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13494: Oh I did enjoy that, thank you. Apart from the Singing Ringing Tree bringing back memories of the creepiest children’s TV programme ever made... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13493: S**THOLE? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13497: Pleasant grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13498: This was fun to do, nice ideas.thankyou. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13497: I enjoyed this, neat and varied. Thankyou. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13499: Horribly constructed. Capitalize clues and construct answers to avoid 'false incorrects'. e.g. start,fire for the group containing "Doris Day". (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fitz @ #13499: "Beetle" and "We Didn't Start The Fire" both marked incorrect. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13493: One of the lines is a bit cheeky :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13498: 2Minutes easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #30: Really stupid. Couldn't even copy the link out of curiosity. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Deano @ #13497: Nice grid. Good stuff (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SouthernDog @ #13485: One of the best! Well done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13497: Good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13481: 4 Pts Assassins good villains no chance (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13488: The walls done me 3 Points Not good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve @ #13496: Got 2 points and I thought I was good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13496: This grid could drive you nuts! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HotHamish @ #13495: Only easy if you know a lot about tennis - although nobody should get zero once the connections are revealed (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13495: A sinister grid! Well, at least half of it ..... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hank R Chief @ #13489: Well I'll be whipped with a pair of silver spurs. Not a chance for me, but a clever grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jess Juan Cornetto @ #13491: Very good stuff, well done. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Anton Deck @ #13493: Wow- beat me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JeSuis @ #13494: Cheers, Sid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13494: Tough, but very well constructed. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13489: Hadn't a clue about any of these! :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LandRover16 @ #13493: A certain world leader has supposed small hands which on occasion have been held by others in a "moment of assistance" (ahem). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #13493: #Covfefe (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13468: Good grid, but should definitely accept trees as well as wood. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Deano @ #13491: Got bitten by a 'horse fly' once very sore...but it was a 'Good Spell' since the last one. Ah! Sorry pockets! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #13483: I got only one row before the grid resolved, but then I kicked myself as I figured out the other three. That's a sign of a good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jim @ #13489: You could swap Iowa (IA) with Maine (MA or IN), and you could swap Ohio (Christopher Columbus) with Wisconsin (CO or IN) or North Dakota (OR). (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #13484: Too obscure, completely defeated me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #13486: enjoyable (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #13487: Fun but quite easy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #13488: got half of it. Tough but fair (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #13489: Excellent confuscation. Very difficult (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

pockets @ #13491: Loose connections: Good spell? Flywheel but horsefly etc (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13493: I had terms associated with government for the PM one but the small hand bit? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hugo @ #13027: Glen Coe is missing an 'e', assuming Congel is Glen Coe. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13487: The mealtimes got me! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13485: Excellent stuff (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13478: Utility providers = Energy suppliers??? Otherwise a good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The super two @ #13370: Great fun, a good brain teaser! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Maeve @ #13485: Very clever, enjoyed this one, well done. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Deano @ #13491: Yeah first attempt at submitting don't know what happened!! Glad you enjoyed it! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13491: Enjoyed it,glad it reappeared! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RHCP @ #13491: Great grid. Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orelinde @ #5020: Didn't get these references - passed me by! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Orelinde @ #3190: What's wrong with "Olympics"? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13490: Disappeared before I got there,shame. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13489: Gosh, great grid, but did for me.Didnt have the knowledge. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RHCP @ #13490: Loved it. Thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13489: Sorry about one of the groups not accepting the simplest answer! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13488: Scored zero. Hard but do-able. Good grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13481: It should be Bill Sikes. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13479: Too hard for me But ok (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Seb @ #13488: Too hard (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13487: Good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

peterW @ #13487: Nice crossovers, I had 2 out of 10 but would have had 4 if time hadnt run out!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RowG @ #13458: didn't accept whisky (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ray Vaughan @ #13487: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13487: Loved this. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13485: Top-notch! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #29: Don't waste your time on this c**p, someone clearly thinking they're funny (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Barbara Mint @ #13485: Congratulations on producing a wonderful board for us all to enjoy! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pseudonym @ #13478: Not bad at all. Well done (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

wij @ #10702: Good sources of potassium??? That is weak. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13478: Great grid, thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RHCP @ #13486: I think the correct title has 'Magik' in the title (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #29: I feel like "made up words" should be allowed. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alias @ #13478: Good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

iain @ #13459: clever crossovers enjoyed it (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Cathahoe @ #2645: The answer for two needs the word “characters”, but the answer for three doesn’t, when both answers are characters in title movies. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Kenny Senior @ #13326: Oi, my names Kenny Senior! Kennysurn, pfft. Also, accept Kenny as an answer for the other line. Duff grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ray Vaughan @ #13484: ? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13478: Nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13480: Tough (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SirGridAlot @ #13480: SPECTRE....Not Specter (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tomas @ #13480: 10/10 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tomas @ #13480: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tomas @ #13479: Love this one! Right up my street! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest: @ #13462: I must reiterate how superior I am! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Richard @ #13478: Decent (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13465: A classic, satisfying grid.thankyou! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ccsmum @ #8937: Wouldn’t take homes (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ccsmum @ #8877: Formula one Candle Neither worked (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13465: A clever grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13469: Thank you for your kind comments. Re billhooks, I've been feeling a bit uneasy about this, was it cheating to have the "hook" as a separate word, making it sound a bit like a piece of fishing tackle? But Google gives both versions, including "Bill Hooks" for sale through Spear and Jackson, respectable firm of ironmongers. So hopefully this is OK. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13468: Nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13475: You beat me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13474: Reading between the lines I bet you can't say you've never seen Star Wars. I haven't even heard of most of these but if I had I reckon I'd have enjoyed this. Well done. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13469: Fun stuff, thank you. Although as I’ve been brushing up my pedantry on another grid...I have a feeling that billhook is all one word? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SirGridAlot @ #12586: Loved this, great effort for a first grid...bravo. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13474: Ah, the pedants revolt...or is it The Pedants’ Revolt? Like Wiz, I was all at sea, but I appreciate clever gridding :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Hutch @ #9004: "Cows" was given as an incorrect connection. But isn't this actually more accurate than "Beef" (which doesn't apply to darter's target or minotaur's head) and "Bull" (which doesn't apply to Ian Botham or horseradish sauce)? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peter @ #13475: Tough (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13474: Very testing! Enjoyed puzzling, but never would have got there. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #13474: Yawn (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13474: I agree with Nick wholeheartedly. For us pedants however (Type 4s according to Carol Tuttle (author: "It's Just My Nature")) this IS fun. I'm sure Nick would be a Type 3. :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Alienantfarm @ #13422: someone needs a doctor :D (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13474: And I thought I was a pedant!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

nick @ #13474: supposed to be a bit of FUN !!!! you need help (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jp @ #13459: that was a tricky o ne but good fun. i got 4/10, (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ccsmum @ #8705: President should be an ok response (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13474: Solved it, yay! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13472: Nicely varied! Thankyou! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13468: Fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13468: Good grid - shame it wouldn't accept ''trees" as opposed to "wood" (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13469: GREAT GRID (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

SpookyOne @ #13430: Not too difficult. Got the Former Soviet Republics link but didn't know why!? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13463: couldt spell alta anyway pets got me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Weetum @ #11986: What cards ? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Weetum @ #7138: You like inserting words. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Weetum @ #4517: Too obscure - you can't use only four wonders (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dick Emery @ #13428: You are awful (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #13454: I believe that mozarts full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. As for the 'without a score', most of the movie cast away has no accompanying music (Score) Loot gained from a robbery would be 'the score' so an unsuccessful one ....... 70 = 3 score (20) +10. I assume the other one is a reference o the singer Matthias Goerne, but im not sure why he HAS a score, and everyone else is without. hth (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #13465: although it is lacking in variety and fairly straightforward, this was really enjoyable. Good grid with some good crossovers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13463: Failed to get it because of the spelling of altar... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JCG @ #13465: That was a good one! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy Starbuck @ #4747: Ok, but you need to add more options for "words meaning to want" - I put "synonyms for want" and it said it was wrong. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13463: With a glaring typo, I'm suddenly not trusting any of the other words. :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Weetum @ #519: Ani ? What bird is that ? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #13463: please alter alter to altar... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tash @ #13463: Altar (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tash @ #13464: testing (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

burtie @ #13461: nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13459: Loved it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13462: But there are some good crossovers, I liked this grid, (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13428: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13462: I think this one should be in the 'very easy' category. :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13463: I don't suppose you could go back and alter this? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Trev @ #13463: Same. Altar, not Alter. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13156: You've succeeded in being really obscure. Got all 4 groups, but only identified two of them. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RickRoll @ #13459: Impressive (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13464: Excellent! I took the innocence and experience bait then with time running out there were just too many possibilities. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Stevo @ #13417: Pretty hard, but enjoyed it. 'Jay' ruled this Brit out a bit (we're allowed to cross roads here: crazy). And I'd probably never have got the moons. Well done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #13463: Apart from the typo of alter for altar this is a good grid. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13463: Presume you meant altar. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LydiaTSTM @ #13422: Cheered my dull Tuesday up!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sam @ #13459: Very good. Liked the multiple options. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13462: Good one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #13460: Nice grid, thanks (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13459: Great grid - good crossovers and once I'd sussed Bond (thanks to ohmss) I solved it. Nice one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13460: a crossover or two would have helped an otherwise good grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

hugo @ #13373: i won it for us (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Henry @ #13456: Very hard! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Henry @ #13459: A tricky grid and only got two right! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

My name @ #13421: Fun! Thanks 😊 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

My name @ #13430: Eastern European countries does get credit :/ (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

markB @ #13422: Well that was bloody confusing - The Britney Spears category is stupid even if it is true. However in the creators defense, Chicken Tikka Marsala was an American invention as EJG put (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

opal @ #13459: Eagleeyes is right however that was a very tricky and cunning game but I loved it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Bowie @ #13460: A lot of names I'd not heard of. Thank you. I think the allowed answers may need some checking. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13460: This one was fun! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sue Smye @ #13459: Good start - my first wall attempted (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hotspur62 @ #13026: Since when was Rudolf Nureyev a ballerina? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hotspur62 @ #13024: Excellent grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #13457: Congratulations, took some doing but you've managed to create the worst grid ever. Possibly that will ever be. Bravo (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anon @ #13422: Sorry, but that was just awful.......rare names? WTF? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13459: The alliterations you describe are acronyms I believe. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13419: coulda used a couple more crossovers but good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13422: probably the most random solution to a group ever! Rare names? And is Chicken Tikka Masala really american? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13422: I can't see how you did that, Simone! Well done. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13422: Or neither? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simon @ #13459: Loved the interlinking connections. A very well thought out grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MARIKA1973 @ #13422: Did this mean to paddington film or tv show> (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

gordonsalive @ #13457: valium please (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andrew @ #13457: Albeit a rather daft mix of answers, 3 of the categories are actually plausible. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Waggers @ #9276: "Synonyms for pupil / student" also incorrect for the "learning" group? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Waggers @ #13429: Trickier than you'd think! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13450: That figures! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13458: Very nice to see an easy grid with a shadow group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Queen @ #11870: I think" types" of prince is odd too. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #28: Really good, very challenging! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13454: Yes, I would like that too please! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13450: And, just googled Rattray Road - purely comes up as a street in Brixton! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13450: issues with this one... 1) drake is canadian, not american 2) US states - didn't accept first 3 letters of US states and, while they might be the most populated, there are 4 states starting with New (Hampshire, Jersey, Mexico & York). (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

EJG @ #13454: Please explain the solutions - Mozart? Without a score? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #27: Needs to accept "imprisonment"... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Disgusted of Milton Keynes @ #27: Sigh. Problem with wording of correct answers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Disgusted of Milton Keynes @ #13447: Like this one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Confused @ #13450: Can anyone tell me what Rattray Road is? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Disgusted of Milton Keynes @ #13457: The worst! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #13456: Thanks for such detailed explanations. Always appreciated :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13448: Synonyms are synonymous with each other and any other words of the same meaning. I chose main but deemed wrong! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

lcohol Lover @ #13458: Omega, it contains bourbon and whiskey can't legally be called Bourbon unless it is made in America. The American product is Whiskey (Pluralised as Whiskeys) while other countries have Whisky (pluralised as Whiskies) so it is incorrect to call a list containing Bourob 'whiskies' (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13450: Isn't US state abbreviations enough? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Berry @ #11864: ' Australian Racial etc' ? Are you havin a laff? Why not ' Streets near my home or people I went to school with or names of my pets.....' Youve really missed the point of these puzzles. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13458: "Whiskies" incorrect!!!???? Otherwise I enjoyed solving this one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Berry @ #11870: Rubbish. So which name is 'H ' short for? Hortense? Henrietta? Hal? And ' poultry ' incorrect as a link? If you compile any more grids, think about it before committing yourself. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

I CAN BE BROWN I CAN BE BLUE I CAN BE VIOLET AND SKY I CAN BE HAPPY I CAN BE PURPLE I CAN BE ANYTHING YOU LIKE @ #184: who the hell is mika?? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

QueenBea @ #13355: Good grid. Worth a go (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Will78 @ #13351: I always though't corned beef was tinned? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Graham79 @ #13351: wtf? I genuinely thought i had 1 correct category but NO !! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Glos @ #13152: You don't mention Fred West round here (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FionaW @ #13451: Best laugh Ive had all week! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Trello @ #12558: Knew them all....and all connections but only got 6/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Trello @ #12595: All right and knew all connections but only got 5/10....pants (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #13452: If the "units of mass" group are imperial then please explain what they are equivalent to in "imperial", not grams which are metric. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toeswest @ #13443: Done and dusted in 21 seconds (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Warning @ #13451: Don't bother with this pathetic puerile nonsense. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

SailorJerry @ #13428: Ignore the comments, some people think they are too intellectual to be smutty. You made myself (and I'm sure others) smile - amd in the current world we live in can't be a bad thing! Thank you :) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

SailorJerry @ #13422: Apart from one odd category it was quite an enjoyable grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #12050: Read the previous comments? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13447: Hard but really good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Brian @ #13439: I thought the last line were flower shows Great stuff (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Oxfoot @ #13428: Don't ask.ignorance is better. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13439: Not sure why some are capitalised and some not. Other than that, good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

shimmy shoes @ #13417: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13428: Blast???? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Danny @ #11385: Munster is a province not a county. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Danny @ #11388: Can't believe Pharaoh isn't accepted (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joanne @ #13430: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13431: He is a US actor,comedian tv personality I believe. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andrew @ #184: A lot of fun but only moderately difficult (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13439: Nice one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

BETTY @ #13431: Who is David Spade?? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Trevor @ #13439: Exellent (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joanne @ #13439: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Trevor @ #13426: Clever With all the angel stuff (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Weetum @ #3455: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jem @ #12050: Erm, A dolphin is not a fish so it cannot be a saltwater game fish! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13418: Clever grid, I didn't quite get there either! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

LIAM @ #13431: I actually got them quick but only knew 2 of the links. was enjoyable though (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

squareeyes @ #13435: 10/10 but I had an unfair advantage, one of my cousins was captain of the ship "Mount Washington"! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13414: Not perfect but good enough to hold its ground on the star ranking system. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13422: I loved it! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13432: I thought as much! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JackDup @ #13432: My apologies! Definitely unintentional! One of my favorite dogs and all that was in my head was raccoon. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13432: Yes, I am sure it was unintentional, but much better to avoid. Otherwise a good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13435: Unfortunately there are many legitimate solutions as the 6 presidents are all US mountains as well. That makes 15 possible solutions I think! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tintin @ #13428: I can't see what you mean. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bee @ #13429: nice one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Maeve @ #13428: Naughty boy! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #13432: There is no excuse for including an offensive racist word. There are plenty of other words that would fit such as Basset or Blood. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13421: Great grid, interesting links. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13431: Luckily got 10/10 with some fortunate guesses! Good grid, enjoyed it. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13418: I liked this, thanks, even though I failed miserably by trying to fit E into the wrong set... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13429: Clever stuff! Enjoyed this, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #13423: Enjoyed it. Good grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matt @ #13426: Entertaining. Glad I knew my punk bands (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13423: Great grid, really enjoyed it! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #11820: Good stuff. Even if I couldn't get all the categories... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13426: Chapel, perhaps? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Knockers @ #13428: You dirty rotter (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #13429: Fun grid! Really enjoyed this one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13407: Way too obscure (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Will @ #13426: Not quite got the grip of this. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13418: Good but too hard for me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13423: Good but not really hard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13420: I knew atlatl but had to guess shillelagh. Nice core concept, great execution. Not all grids need to be hard. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JP @ #13422: These may be true answers but they are random. LOL (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Simone @ #13422: I don't understand the answer to the BLACKPOOL category? But otherwise I scored 3/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy G @ #6396: Ridiculous - only Swindon Town supporters might get this. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Amxxy @ #624: Fantastic grid, very hard to solve.. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13401: Yes, this a deliberately obscure grid and if you do know the category, there are even more red herrings. I worry that it might not qualify as general interest. And sadly there's no way to edit the acceptable responses... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13414: Not convinced that the letter-substitution is fair. Seems obtuse. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13419: Old school cartoonists ftw (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #7751: Very good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13420: Yes, Atlatl is a real word! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #11820: Good grid. Didn't find the groups as there were so many red herrings. Worked out all the connections though. I particularly liked oon and ear (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12837: Got the Ian group within about five seconds! Rest of the grid was good too! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #12895: Made the group with the men's names with four seconds to spare but only worked out the link afterwards. Good grid! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

RowG @ #13358: Didn't accept Rock performers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

MS @ #186: Brilliant grid; personally the best one ever. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13404: It's a yes from me!i (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bart Attack @ #13404: NO. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13412: I agree with my esteemed colleague ejg - for two of these groups I entered literally the exact text given as the explanation, and was still marked as wrong. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13407: Two of these groups - Raven and Celine - are categories I've literally never heard of. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13399: You could be right, Wiz! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13413: Another nice neat pleasing grid.thankyou. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #13397: a good grid ,fun (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sonia Shoes @ #13408: Very straightforward, but fun. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #13409: Good stuff. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #11369: SOOOO many can have S in front - saw that first but just too many choices and too many interchangeable answers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

illi @ #13403: Thanks for doing the quiz, Waf. Took me a while to work out why Spit wasn't a puppet but hey ho :-)) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #13412: Ok grid, but not accepting correct answers, e.g "distress calls signals", actors (Guinness was english - not hollywood), "station". I gave myself 10! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rater @ #13408: Easy (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #12677: Group 3 ? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #12684: 'Out of' still not allowed! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13399: Jezebel, it could've been Michael Jackson that provoked the explosion? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Toeswest @ #13397: Fair (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Trevor @ #13406: Not a bad attempt Jenlion :) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Stix @ #13399: Nice and easy grid. Well done (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Stix @ #13400: Perfect grid for me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elisabeth @ #13351: LOL! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #11366: Ok (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jezebel @ #13399: I know that not everyone appreciates Queen...but that reaction seems extreme :) A neat grid, thank you. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

SPLOM @ #13405: Brilliant grid. Very thoughtful and tricky ! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13399: A sad thought. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Paula @ #10619: Nice and easy. Good for beginners (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JackDup @ #13399: Thanks Wiz. Welcome to the Internet, I guess. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #13380: Another neat grid from you, thanks! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #13403: Enjoyed it,Thankyou! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #13403: Good fun, thanks! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #11356: 35seconds my new record (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

WiZ @ #13399: Oh dear, I wouldn't let this get you down, JackDup. Enjoyed this grid, Thankyou. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #11365: Pretty good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13383: Last line let it down (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13383: Very entertaining. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13380: Good one EL. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #13377: Nice work on the clippers group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13396: Done it in 30 seconds (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #13380: Pretty good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

TMcB23 @ #13402: I'd never have got the actor. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bob ross @ #13399: this quiz triggered my internal oppression. you belong in prison for making this disgusting piece of filth (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

waffle @ #13403: it was an accident! my bad! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #13403: what jamesd said - but good grid otherwise. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13403: It's not really on having two identical clues. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13402: You couldn't have waited 87 days? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JamesD @ #13401: I agree with ejg - and had a similar experience with the answer to the group that included Outer Limits. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wiz @ #13371: Shrove Tuesday,Pancake Day! Last day before Lent. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JKetch @ #13371: Shrove? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

m @ #258: Need to have better words to recognise the connections - wildlife homes, Saint and synonyms not accepted. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ejg @ #13401: sorry to moan, but didn't accept 'winds' which all the 'extreme weather events' are. the obscurity of one group made it almost impossible to solve as there were so many potential combinations. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JCG @ #13397: Fast but fun! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #13391: British passports were blue, but are now ruby or maroon and MAY POSSIBLY return to blue if/when the UK leaves the EU, it has been suggested so I'm not sure this should be in this group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #12718: Hard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Standard @ #13395: Hated it. Far too obscure. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ben @ #13333: I was convinced there was going to be a group of "Words where you can replace the first letter with a B to create new words!" I had Butch, Bart, Bing, Baisin, Bent, Bonk and Buses. I could have had Bong too - but I'd already grouped that one. Sadly it wasn't to B.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Danny @ #13372: How is Apostles not acceptable? Good apart from that. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

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