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The Void @ #16837: Hermione is a wizard. (1 hour, 26 minutes ago)

JonBob @ #16788: Well set! My Bacon number is 4. (3 hours, 22 minutes ago)

Dennis Bell @ #16838: got a fail for "computer languages" (3 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Aetees @ #16840: Nicely thought out but a little too obscure for most. (4 hours, 23 minutes ago)

Andy P @ #16838: Easy, but fun with some interesting overlaps. Cheers. (5 hours, 51 minutes ago)

SidC @ #15868: Super easy; how come this was rated as "hard"? (5 hours, 55 minutes ago)

SidC @ #6020: I'm going to assume that the misplaced apostrophe in the answer for the purple row was an autocorrect error; there's no way that someone compiling a grid this hard would deliberately do that :-) (6 hours, 1 minute ago)

SidC @ #9214: Fiendish grid, top work. Too hard for me to find any groups at all, but I could identify them after the timer gave out. I would take issue, though, with the word "synonym" being used to describe the answers; the letters represent homophones (same sound, different meaning), rather than synonyms (different words, same meaning). (6 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Jonathan @ #16824: James, not all of them are dwarves (7 hours, 19 minutes ago)

FirstGofer @ #16825: Nice one (8 hours, 3 minutes ago)

FirstGofer @ #16820: Good groups, but just couldn't get the correct combo for the comedians (7 options makes it very hard - I could be wrong, but I think that makes 35 potential combinations). It didn't accept dressings, but it did accept salad dressings. (8 hours, 8 minutes ago)

sadia @ #2661: homophones (8 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #16845: Yep, nicely done. (8 hours, 35 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #16840: Big zero for me.....and ......I would have thought......for most others. (8 hours, 47 minutes ago)

Fridge @ #16845: Genius. Best grid I've played in recent memory. (15 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Fridge @ #16837: Very easy. Fun, but very VERY easy. Try more herrings and crossovers (15 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #230: Equine incorrect???? (16 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Jim @ #16840: By embarrassing coincidence, I was watching an episode of "Cheers" while solving this but still didn't get the bartender group. (16 hours, 16 minutes ago)

gloamglozer @ #16843: Very tough (16 hours, 24 minutes ago)

Jim @ #15868: Super easy, but really fun (16 hours, 34 minutes ago)

Jim @ #16838: LC: technically they’re not all programming languages though. HTML is a markup language. I got into an arguement about this with a teacher in school 🙂 (16 hours, 36 minutes ago)

haywood @ #16838: nice and easy does it every time (17 hours, 24 minutes ago)

haywood @ #16820: wasn't Sharon tate polanskis wife, who was killed by the manson mob? Never heard of Catherine tate. but i never watch british tv. (17 hours, 27 minutes ago)

haywood @ #16820: didn't accept dressing. what's wafu? what's living doll? what's overwork? oh. I wouldn't know about overwork, only underwork. That's why i spend all my time doing these yokes. (17 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Dorta @ #16834: top gridding (17 hours, 59 minutes ago)

Jim @ #16820: I enjoyed this, some nice red herrings (especially for the comedienne group), but it didn’t accept ”dressings” which you may or may not want to fix! (18 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Jim @ #16816: Gunner, what’s wrong with “haut” as an anagram (for Utah)? Mappy, this was fun. I’m kicking myself for not getting New York! (18 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Omegaman @ #16837: The Reservoir dogs group are also just colours. It was easy to spot the groups as there were no cross overs. (18 hours, 19 minutes ago)

ace deception @ #16832: WOAH that anagram one was phuck'd up! (19 hours, 6 minutes ago)

TiggerGill @ #16838: First one I have tried - interesting! (19 hours, 7 minutes ago)

ace deception @ #16838: I agree with LC! also this was way too easy (19 hours, 11 minutes ago)

Giggsy @ #16836: Bizarre L obsessed groupings - and very vague. Only me - how did you do it so easily with such vague groups? (19 hours, 22 minutes ago)

Bertie @ #16836: Bit obscure! (19 hours, 23 minutes ago)

Giggsy @ #16840: Nice theme but very tough (19 hours, 27 minutes ago)

LC @ #16838: "programming languages" should be acceptable as an answer for the "coding languages" group (19 hours, 49 minutes ago)

kirsty @ #15939: Not complete (20 hours, 1 minute ago)

Mister Tom @ #16837: Found this v straightforward to resolve: even if a couple of answers are obscure there's no mystery as to their group (20 hours, 56 minutes ago)

james @ #16824: Arent they dwarves??? (21 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16839: Wagner group is loose to say the least - not sure just saying actor and actress is enough (21 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Giggsy @ #16835: Categories way too broad and general - impossible to guess. (21 hours, 34 minutes ago)

Only Me @ #16837: Nice. Thanks for creating this grid. (22 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Stan @ #16839: Sorry - by Wagners I meant Richard Wagner, Lindsay Wagner, Robert Wagner and the city. (22 hours, 34 minutes ago)

anthony @ #16837: a good grid (1 day ago)

Me @ #8178: Wouldn't accept trades. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16833: Different - the red herrings don't form full groups and catch the eye but if you can see a 4 there wasn't a fifth. Fun to do (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16836: Hmmm. Having solved the grid with just 12 clicks, I couldn't be bothered to fill in the answers. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

carol @ #2249: I said 'words for things going wrong' and was marked wrong...!! I absolutely hate that happening (1 day, 3 hours ago)

x @ #16828: one of the categories requires very specialised knowledge (1 day, 3 hours ago)

flabbel @ #16836: Huh? (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Pipzi @ #16835: Bloody hell, that was tricky. More difficult being *all* cities/towns? Fun tho, I'm off to try more... :) (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16834: Possibly i havent seen enough movies, but found this v straightforward (1 day, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2311: for goodness sake - didn't accept fruit!!!! and is a grape a berry - never heard it being referred to as such?? and greek characters? the siege of troy? snort.... this is what I would call nonsense, and made up nonsense at that (1 day, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2336: agree with fred - very subjective answers. missing mass - strange (1 day, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2347: I did 'isle of ….' and of course was rejected. isle of dogs is not an island either, though you never actually said it was...!! more care over answers please, just as much care as you would take to create a grid (1 day, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2479: anger is a noun. cannot possibly be the answer to the gridline, v disappointing (1 day, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2494: tabloid is not an eponymous brand (1 day, 10 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16825: Nice and not too hard (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16831: Not sure about Gravy group. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16834: Good one - didn't get Linguini group (1 day, 14 hours ago)

The Void @ #15566: Got the cowboy and Denver groups v quickly, but not the other two. But got those links immediately once the groups were revealed. 6/10. Fun grid. (Hey, why is it always the rabbit we have to select?) (1 day, 17 hours ago)

The Void @ #15567: Evans group is v obscure, IMO. Should've had at least one more-well-known option in there. (1 day, 17 hours ago)

The Void @ #16833: Kept me guessing until I almost ran out of time. Good groups to get 2 or 3 of easily, but harder to complete. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Mappy @ #16834: Excellent grid! (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Ade @ #16807: Tosh (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Ade @ #16807: Tosh (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Ade @ #16816: The grid was good, thanks. As for gunner, there really is no excuse for that kind of language. And I am no prude. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Rantos @ #16821: Consider myself lucky to get two points (1 day, 23 hours ago)

tony @ #14915: i put tihngs you can do to a ball for the dances and still maintain its correct. i awarded myself the point !!. good grid (1 day, 23 hours ago)

fhb @ #16816: I put poetry in rather than poems and it showed as incorrect (2 days ago)

tony @ #14861: good luck to anyone getting the capitals. i did not..suspect most wont. tough.. (2 days ago)

The Void @ #16827: Nice, but I didn't spot any traps. Once I saw a connection, I selected the correct 4 first time, for all groups. Still, quite satisfying. Cheers (2 days, 3 hours ago)

anthony @ #16825: a nice grid (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16820: it accepted Comedians comediennes and comedy actors - it did accept salad and dressing. Yes, sorry about Catherine - brain fart (2 days, 13 hours ago)

BeastieBoi @ #16826: Bloody football! Lol I would call this grid 'specialist' and not general interest (2 days, 13 hours ago)

BeastieBoi @ #16740: Wouldn't accept neckwear as an answer. No idea what swanling is... (2 days, 14 hours ago)

BeastieBoi @ #16774: Nice and colourful, neat idea! Easy but fun (2 days, 14 hours ago)

BeastieBoi @ #2297: Quite hard actually! (2 days, 14 hours ago)

BeastieBoi @ #16825: Bit easy but cool (2 days, 14 hours ago)

MK @ #1396: I got marked as correct for typing "laundry detergent" for the group with 'Bout' lol (2 days, 14 hours ago)

Ben @ #16817: it should accept "video games" (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Jim @ #8000: I actually put Welsh towns and got a point, when I probably shouldn't have done really. Fun quiz though (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Jim @ #566: I loved this, even if I did only get 5 points! (2 days, 16 hours ago)

mjf @ #16820: You mean Catherine Tate, not Sharon Tate! (2 days, 17 hours ago)

peterpan @ #16820: The grid didn't accept "dressing" or "comics". (2 days, 17 hours ago)

matt @ #16822: the answers required are too specific... I put "TV Channels" but the correct answer (which isn't even Grammatically correct) is "UKTV Channels" (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Dinah @ #16809: Oh dear... As with others, I put in all the right answers, but just one word for each - all came up as incorrect! Rantos, try putting just the one, obvious word - then you can put anything you like after the comma - I made the same mistake on the first few I did as well. (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Dinah @ #16822: Pretty difficult if you've never watched Gavin and Stacey! Lol (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Dinah @ #16824: Very nice grid - but pretty easy! (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16821: Just too hard (2 days, 18 hours ago)

LGG @ #16822: Why's it all about G and S!!!? (2 days, 19 hours ago)

SuzieX @ #8403: Didn't like War... sorry to be picky, but it doesn't really fit with the others in the category as it's finishing off a real name, not a type of saw! Otherwise, nice grid, thanks! (2 days, 19 hours ago)

SuzieX @ #6140: good grid (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Dinah @ #184: Loved it! (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Dinah @ #583: Very enjoyable! Thanks! (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Hal Jam @ #910: No cathedral but an amazing church! (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Rantos @ #16820: Never heard of wafu. Nice grid. (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16818: Sorry, that should have read 'Not bad' (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Jim @ #16814: I spelled the third clue “dwarves” and it was incorrect. (2 days, 22 hours ago)

KV @ #16809: I got all the corrrct connections but none were rewarded. Connections don’t seem to work when inputted. Very frustrating! (2 days, 23 hours ago)

bumslinx @ #16809: I entered the correct answers for the first three and it said they were incorrect! (3 days ago)

Democratic Republic of Welbeck @ #16816: That was hard (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Drato @ #16785: Agree- 3 crackers and 1 pointlessly impossible (3 days, 8 hours ago)

revdup @ #16817: 'computer games' and 'radiation' not accepted - need to adjust level of tolerance for these answers (3 days, 8 hours ago)

Only Me @ #16817: Nice work. Agree with Mr Tom. (3 days, 8 hours ago)

revdup @ #16791: dont understand urchin group (3 days, 8 hours ago)

carol @ #2714: usual rubbishy answers making correct answers wrong. the answers are EQUALLY important as the grid. otherwise why bother (3 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2720: stig is not a presenter (3 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2733: eponymous characters - what pretentious rubbish (3 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2733: eponymous characters - what pretentious rubbish (3 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2797: to mix socially - wrong hats - wrong, yes incorrect when the actual answer is ...hats...!!! (3 days, 9 hours ago)

giggsy @ #10925: Garden Treehouse? (3 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #2845: positively one of the silliest grids in this website. sorry. no thought gone into this - too many legitimate answers for lines. not pretending I could make a grid though. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

carol @ #2887: in my accent for is not a homophone of four - not near....! (3 days, 10 hours ago)

carol @ #2949: i can see previous comments date back four years. in that time no adjustments have been made to the poor range of answers, primarily the fact that London underground lines was marked wrong as the limited answer is London tube lines. underground is the correct name, tube is the local name, both should be accepted. non acceptance of correct answers is one of my bugbears. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Mappy @ #16816: Yeah, I wasn't too sure about "haut" as an anagram either, so I used this as justification: https://www.google.com/search?q=haut&oq=haut&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0l2.1280j0j7&client=ms-android-att-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 (3 days, 15 hours ago)

puzzGrid @ #16811: If you enter "Bla...." as the connection the user has to type "Bla...." if you enter "Bla" the user can type "Bla" or "Bla..." or "Blabber". Type the smallest thing. (3 days, 17 hours ago)

LizT @ #16809: Great connections got two rows. Answers showed as incorrect but still enjoyed playing thanks (3 days, 17 hours ago)

LizT @ #16789: Got most of the themes but couldn't connect any of the rows. Got all answers once solved and kicked myself. I liked it (3 days, 17 hours ago)

LizT @ #16813: Good grid, found the first one easily but the other 3 were tricky, liked the links (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #16809: Same here. Should have scored 10/10_but only have me 4/10. (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16818: It bad. I counted 3 crossovers which is... ok. Didn't think the rest of the mdma group was obscure. I've seen all these group's before though, some quite recently (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Gunner @ #16816: The futtock is "Haut" supposed to mean? Call that an anagram, you mong? (3 days, 18 hours ago)

bonehead @ #16818: not bad but needs more crossovers. MDMA group obscure (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16817: Nice ideas but I think rather niche, and some of the groupings are a bit loose. Solvable, but still: right is not a triangle.... and isosceles is _only_ a triangle. For instance Golden, love and warning would be better, not only to widen the concepts in the group but also not to give the game away. But have another go: some of us like maths ;-p (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Rantos @ #16809: I apologize. The way I wrote the category connections was stupid.. I didn’t get it right myself. Will not put dashes in in the future (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Mappy @ #1396: Great grid! Particularly liked the clever group starting with "Bout". (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Ade @ #16791: Lovely. Thanks (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16811: Sorry - I think there are anomalies with the underlying code in certain browsers - I obviously set up the Hammer group to accept that single word answer. Maybe adding ... after does something, I don't know. But I have seen this happen a lot. Enjoy yours very much - Cheers (3 days, 23 hours ago)

revdup @ #16809: got right answers but they weren't accepted :-( (3 days, 23 hours ago)

ooooooooo @ #16685: The South American county is called Colombia not Columbia (4 days ago)

Rubberlisa @ #16600: Enjoyed this even with that sport again. (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Rubberlisa @ #16789: Poor (4 days, 2 hours ago)

your momma @ #16791: epic meme (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16813: So true I posted it twice, apparently (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16813: I saw what you did there, but couldn't quite resolve it. Good stuff (tho I think you could have the aha group actors/ actresses too.) (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16813: I saw what you did there, but couldn't quite resolve it. Good stuff (tho I think you could have the aha group actors/ actresses too. (4 days, 3 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16809: Agree - none of my answers accepted. Try not to be too specific with the wording required. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16811: Darn... just couldn't remember BTF! For some reason, the Hammer line didn't accept the single word answer. Enjoyed this one :-) (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Pixiewitch @ #11628: The Queen is Her Majesty (HM) not HRH (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16809: didn't except Wall, Rock or Stone ??????? (4 days, 6 hours ago)

utc allstars @ #16809: got 100% said it was all wrong!!!!!!!Timewaster...…. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

UnbelievableJeff @ #16812: I support a "United". We've not lost to any of those teams, though. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16810: Might have been worth doing that anyway (but Jeopardy Cream Top Counting, for example) The explained herrings are a help because as someone who recognised exactly 0 of the songs, this grid otherwise didn't work as a whole. (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Mr Lawton @ #16812: The best thing since pie and chips. Don't forget the gravy and the ice cream, with a nettle on top. Best puzzgrider since the Goonies! (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Haywood Wannabe @ #16793: Literally put chocolate and got it wrong, i put graphs and it was wrong. Awful! (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Haywood Wannabe @ #16793: Literally put chocolate and got it wrong, i put graphs and it was wrong. Awful! (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Quadraxus @ #16810: When first creating this grid I had a game show false category in mind as two of Beyonce's songs are Family Feud and Countdown. However, I abandoned the idea as it is not called that in the UK and I couldn't find a way to falsely clue more game shows other than perhaps having a shortbread category for Millionaire. Beyonce songs that didn't make the cut included Hollywood, Listen, Deja Vu, and Party. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

rantos @ #16135: loved it, not least because i got 10/10 with just the right amount of searching (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Mappy @ #519: Fantastic grid! I didn't stand much of a chance (3/10), but fantastic nonetheless! (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Jo @ #16744: The Goof Troop? (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Gizbobs @ #16788: Thanks Liz. I've only ever done 3 and I think I'll stop at that score but this was my favourite. (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Jo @ #16759: I wonder why you’ve used American spelling? (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Gunner @ #16807: @dave: your mum? I agree. (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Dave @ #16807: Rubbish (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16796: Slave Lake a bit naughty and obscure - but good crossovers and categories. Not sure many would get the Candie group. 5/10 (5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16796: (5 days ago)

dave @ #11646: Vague as. Pen click, foods with toppings??? Wise up (5 days ago)

Andy P @ #16727: Good grid, the Mandarin line was clever and I missed that one. Moral 7/10 (I didn't hit your exact search terms with the "French" group even though I knew it, so only scored 6/10). (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16798: That's proper gridding is that. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16793: I always thought a Pasty was made of pastry, 30 years catering wasted (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Red Salamander @ #16796: Great, well thought out grid. 10/10 for you, only 7/10 for me! (5 days, 5 hours ago)

FirstGofer @ #16793: need to expand acceptable answers. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

nimajneb @ #14592: oof, it is alright (5 days, 7 hours ago)

soupy @ #16793: Mars is not a biscuit, Pasty not a pastry and answer of pub/bars should not be the same as two of the options. (5 days, 7 hours ago)

AyUp @ #14627: Pretty decent (5 days, 7 hours ago)

oof @ #14592: great one, could be a bit harder (5 days, 7 hours ago)

AnonymousWill @ #16221: Ayup. I thought this was a great quiz, keep it up! (5 days, 7 hours ago)

wez @ #16221: . (5 days, 7 hours ago)

ant bingham @ #16221: extremely confusing (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Andy P @ #16798: A fun grid, lots of nice elements and overlaps, the Teardrop line was particuarly fun. Think the search terms for the Cooper line could have been expanded though to include more options, but still gave you 5*, cheers. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

WTF @ #16781: You know you have the option of selecting Not Interesting to Most People - right? (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Rantos @ #16796: Great category got me as I couldn’t see around gatsby. Great fun! (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Rantos @ #16797: Checking to see if it works. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Mappy @ #2096: Very accessible & well done grid! It's probably the best I've done up to this point. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Dave @ #109: Terrible. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Wtf @ #16545: Awful American connections (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16168: Where are Kitty's grids? (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Liz T @ #16788: Hard to crack, great quiz (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16171: probably a couple of groups that were too vague (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16789: Dodgy (5 days, 18 hours ago)

JJ @ #16792: Survive is misspelt (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16790: Agree with all comments - keep doing them - some turn out better than others as many of us can attest to with our own efforts. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16791: Yep - good one - quite easy, but fun. Did not get Chicago group definition (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16792: Nice idea wich didnt quite work ( also, wr for 100m hadn't been 9.95 for a while) (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16791: Good fun. (5 days, 22 hours ago)

kittymcg @ #16774: Straightforward yet pleasing :-) Thank you (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Rantos @ #9384: Bones favorite category (5 days, 22 hours ago)

LGG @ #16791: Quite easy, but totally consistent. Good quiz! (5 days, 23 hours ago)

LGG @ #16792: A bit inconsistent with the ' and . marks. Especially on the records one. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

LGG @ #16793: Pub and Public house? Literally the same thing. Some alternatives: https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/pub (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Electric Blue @ #16795: (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Nathalie Asom @ #16765: Please put in other correct answers in this, that let’s us describe what a ’homophones’ or ’palindromes’ is. We know the answer, just not the fancy terms of all of them. Thanks! (6 days ago)

Busker @ #16774: (6 days ago)

Jon @ #16790: (6 days ago)

Hubby @ #16791: Loved it!! Just enough challenge but achievable. Great grid!!!! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Gizbobs @ #16790: Take your point re Nicole, Lebamski. Still learning how to put these together. Ideally she'd have been the name of a companion, and someone with one of the companions' names would have had a fling with McCartney. Then it would all have clicked. Features and places? I don't think Victoria would be swallowing that as an answer :) (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Caroline @ #16063: I typed in "playground" and "disintegrate" but wouldn't accept. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

JamesWealsBarmyArmy @ #14592: yes lad me names wealie bin (6 days, 2 hours ago)

JamesWealsBarmyArmy @ #16221: JAMES WEALS ON FIRE YOUR DEFENSE IS TERRIFIED JAMES WEALS ON FIRE YOUR DEFENSE IS TERRIFIED JAMES WEALS ON FIRE YOUR DEFENSE IS TERRIFIED JAMES WEALS ON FIRE OoF nananananananananananananananna nananananananananananananananannanan annanaananananananananananananann anananannananannananananananan nana an ana (6 days, 2 hours ago)

neilb4god @ #16765: SWOT stands for Surface Water Ocean Topography, a proposed NASA mission (so Wikipedia says, anyway). (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16790: Good fun, but the LH group is also a group of features and places. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16791: Good stuff! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

LGG @ #16767: MET = amity? XTC, NTT or even RKDN would be less DVS. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Tbone @ #16626: Didn't accept Chinese (6 days, 4 hours ago)

cathy @ #11637: (6 days, 4 hours ago)

cathy @ #16779: (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Tbone @ #583: The category with stop, I'd suggest this could do with more accepted words. I see I'm not the first to comment this, maybe include the word remote. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Tbone @ #16772: I thought it was at least famous cars like DeLorean and KIT but this is just silly (6 days, 4 hours ago)

majkel @ #16240: "Mammals" should be also acceptable answer (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Lebamski @ #16790: The 'Nicole' group connection feels a bit too broad. Other than that an enjoyable grid with some nice crossovers. Thanks! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #1419: A classic grid - it just for the double overlap but also notice the careful choices if non-overlap members to create red herrings. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #1405: Well constructed. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Peekay @ #16786: Utter garbage...avoid (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Electric Blue @ #16787: They were JDM...so bit tricky (6 days, 7 hours ago)

carol @ #3127: answer - organs in the body incorrect - body parts grrrrrr (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Xavier @ #16787: Lost on the 2 Japanese manufacturers - were they older models?? (6 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #3140: I said knickers!!! not allowed! I suppose men don't call them knickers!! (6 days, 9 hours ago)

carol @ #3141: harvest is not necessarily christian (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #14278: Bela - ? (6 days, 15 hours ago)

TheGame @ #16785: Loved it, but agree that birthplace group would be too obscure even for Only Connect. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

lindy @ #16774: 10 /10 helped I knew the Black Prince (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Ella @ #16685: Great puzzle to get your brain started and to demonstrate for people who haven’t played before (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #16733: Agree about the pronoun group especially when relying on just one letter which means lion or twirl work. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Electric Blue @ #16787: (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Bums @ #16785: Kendal (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Electric Blue @ #16787: My Test (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16745: Strange - I entered both er an re as acceptable - so not sure why they were not accepted - they are the right answers. Yes, Cracklin' is what I meant - you are right, sorry kitty - you caught me out again. Better sharpen up hadn't I? (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16772: Cars! Run away...!!!! Didn't bother even trying (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16774: 10/10 - bricks and t'challa were guesses tho - good fun, thanks (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Edward @ #16786: Not a clue - even with the resolved grid... (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16769: Agree - excellent grid - Coasting group very smart and unique - felt a rush when I cracked it. Thanks (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16783: If you are a fan try #16509 - cheers (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16783: Easy to get 10 for me as a total sad anorak - thanks (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16785: Birthplace group is 100% impossible to guess. Ruined it. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16775: Quite hard to fathom. Found some of them a little vague, like board shorts. Keep doing more - thanks (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #16779: Doesn't work - both Jimmy and Alan are 'CARR' (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Xavier @ #16772: This was fun. 1:20 - do I win?? (6 days, 21 hours ago)

kittymcg @ #16745: The song is Cracklin' if that's what you meant (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Electric Blue @ #16781: Hard (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #16774: Found this very straightforward despite the transatlantic knowledge required (6 days, 22 hours ago)

DVan @ #9834: Didn't take "Colors" or "Fruits" (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Moosefight @ #16527: While it has strings, a piano is a percussion instrument. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

David @ #16774: Nice idea (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Moosefight @ #16536: @Rantos I feel like Bar keeps it from being a more generic option. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Derek @ #16772: Wish I could spell (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Yvo @ #16429: Loved this one. Got it just in time. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Gizbobs @ #16775: It's the first one I've ever done. Most difficult part was knowing how difficult it was because, surprisingly, I had the answers. :-) Thanks for giving it a go and for the feedback. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Moosefight @ #16775: Man, I tried everything but Centipede for the centipede group. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Woodo @ #6140: said "cat" for last connection but marked incorrect (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Jan @ #14270: Paul is not a book of the Bible, but a writer of epistles in the Bible. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Terra @ #2621: I really liked this wall. I think people should realise that these are user submitted and a lot of effort is put into each. And why should it matter if it didn't quite accept your answer? If you were right then you were still right. It's just a loss of imaginary points on a particular grid on a niche website... (1 week ago)

dave @ #16772: WTF!!! Petrol heads only may apply for this one. impossible! (1 week ago)

dave @ #16772: WTF!!! Petrol heads only may apply for this one. impossible! (1 week ago)

Tilmann @ #16772: Need more of those. Great fun. (1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16774: Fun... thanks! 10 (1 week ago)

Rantos @ #12833: I loved this grid. Fairly easy for me because it’s fair and graceful. (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #16774: A fun theme - thanks. Scored 6/10, on another day and with better guessing it could have been 10. Cheers (1 week ago)

Rantos @ #16772: Impossible for me. Though I did manage to get one row, I had no idea what it was. Hard not to admire the ingenuity! (1 week ago)

Electric Blue @ #16773: Ok (1 week ago)

Michael @ #16767: One of the lines is impossible for normal people and one is pedantic (1 week ago)

Shane @ #16772: Good job, 2:16 not bad? (1 week ago)

Simon @ #16772: Good set of choices and works fine on phone too. (1 week ago)

Wile E. Peyote @ #16772: Intriguing possibilities for future challenges. I enjoyed this. (1 week ago)

Electric Blue @ #16772: Checking...very good (1 week ago)

Electric Blue @ #16772: My 2nd effort (1 week ago)

Andy P @ #16690: Good one, quick and fun. Also only scored 7/10 as I wrongly guessed at "top" phrases, for the drawer line. Cheers mate. (1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16769: Loved this one! Got Alexandra and Jackson groups in time, but the Schumacher (excellent group) & Stanley split evaded me, despite seeing the solutions. Thanks! (1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16760: Fun grid. Nice to have you back. Any idea where the likes of E.L. Whisty and Blues have gone? I miss their grids. (1 week ago)

andy @ #16768: A lot slicker than your previous grids (1 week ago)

Electric Blu @ #16768: Trying it from my mobile...works brilliantly (1 week ago)

Electric Blue @ #16768: My first Grid so I was just checking (1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16765: I know what you meant with Swot, but... nice but straightforward if not for that (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16764: The tiny west end anomaly can't have been a major issue during solving (1 week ago)

DH @ #16765: A minor point but Kin is already plural - KIns is not a word (1 week ago)

Ferrrgs @ #16763: Medium difficulty? (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16764: Nearly left out 'west end' description (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16765: Fun and quite easy - I also wondered if SWOT was meant to be SWAT. SAG was OK (1 week ago)

Mr Smith @ #16764: Technically Olivier Theatre is not in the West End, so took me a while to work this out (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16764: yes - pepperoni is the big giveaway that helps (1 week ago)

ME @ #16765: @Fridge I was aiming at the Screen Actors Guild, thinking that the SAG awards may have popularized the acronym. It may not have popularized as a noun, but it does look like an existing one. As far as SWOT goes, I must admit that was a mistake. I thought I had put SWAT, the American law enforcement unit. I don't suppose I coud change it now? (1 week ago)

Pip @ #16428: Go and mark someone elses homework, this is supposed to be a game!!! (1 week ago)

Fridge @ #16764: Pepperoni, having absolutely nothing to do with anything else on the board made me hone in on pepper and then find the rest of the veggies. Didn't know the theatres, everything else was wonderful . (1 week ago)

Fridge @ #16765: Simple but fun. Only qualms; Sag and swot, never heard of either as acronyms. Googling gives me a few technical and VERY uncommon acronyms, Support And Gear and Stengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats. Are these what you mean? I've never heard of either. Neither have they integrated as common nouns, where scuba and sonar have. (1 week ago)

ME @ #12225: Too easy. I did write authors, though, and it wasn't accepted. (1 week ago)

Fred @ #16764: Too difficult (1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16760: The nights are drawing in. Christmas is approaching. It's time to bring out some old chestnuts! (1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16760: Very nice and varied - as FG says - classic - took me a while. Was trying to make 'foot' work in Standing group. Pleased to have scored 5. (1 week ago)

Faramir @ #16669: @Denethor I made this quiz for you... (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16751: Couldn't find a way in! 0/10 (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16756: Like giggsy, how was new to me. Tanner group not that obscure given one of its members I think (1 week, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16760: Excellent - a classic grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #16757: Difficult to rate since I still don't understand it after seeing it resolved. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Lebamski @ #16756: The "Tanner" group is pretty obscure but adds challenge. Overall an enjoyable grid with some good crossovers. Thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Lebamski @ #16759: A simple but enjoyable group with enough crossovers to make it interesting. Thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

DH @ #16747: Very good very hard. bravo (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #3433: the contronyms line is utterly and totally obscure. better words could have been used. however, you looked these up - would you yourself ever have got this???!!!! (1 week, 1 day ago)

LARRYBIRD @ #16747: *NO DOGGIES!?!?!?!? (1 week, 1 day ago)

LARRYBIRD @ #16747: NO DOGGIES! (1 week, 1 day ago)

LARRYBIRD @ #14242: NICE DOGGIES (1 week, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16757: That finnished me off. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Danny @ #2527: What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Danny @ #2769: This is ubershite, and I should know, because so am I (1 week, 1 day ago)

neilb4god @ #16749: Got marked down on the Blackadder group for just saying 'titles'. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way of giving people a second chance to be more specific for giving a half-right answer? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pamela @ #16423: Sad (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16100: Loved it. 10/10 after some fiddling. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16101: Great as usual. Charlottes over-the top. Love it. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16103: They also all end in a. Lovedthisgrid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16104: Good one. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16105: Just right for me, although I overthought on the paper category — if you remove the first letter of each word, you are left with another word (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #3471: not beers. lagers. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16106: Solved grid, not categories. Though I basically knew what they were. Fun to work on. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16526: Didn’t. Accept synonyms for the swipe one or professor for the shape one. Figured out the grid though not the categories, so satisfying and not. (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #3526: climate change conferences - ridiculously obscure (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16536: The chocolate category could just be sweets or dessert. I liked the box on e, even though I didn’t figure it out. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16532: 10/10. Fun and just right for me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

carol @ #3536: numbers!!! daft (1 week, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16576: First 10/10 for awhile for me. Fun. (1 week, 1 day ago)

JW @ #16745: entering "re" and "er" told me it was incorrect for the prefixes (1 week, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16756: Joe - obscure (1 week, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16755: Specialised - got 2, purely by accident (1 week, 1 day ago)

Gunner @ #16713: 1) There's "Star" in Mustard so interchangeable with Marsh 2) I entered "Fruits" got incorrect because "Stone fruits/drupes" - pedantic much? (1 week, 1 day ago)

chris @ #13152: Just about right - not to difficult (1 week, 1 day ago)

bob @ #16740: that's called a cygnet (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16743: Microbeam? Spent a good while looking for the fourth fly half, as was no doubt your intent (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16751: V clever, when you see it. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #16751: Scored zero. (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #3598: for goodness sake - check spelling. (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #3602: it is covetousness. lazy answers. and totally daft anagrams - cant see a connection nor the irony of them (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #3612: the 'down' line could be, and equally sensibly, followed by 'up' (1 week, 2 days ago)

carol @ #3626: advocaat is not a liqueur (1 week, 2 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16713: Agree with Andy about the Fruits but I did get the line he didn't but I put words containing planets and comet and it was incorrect. Too narrow answers I feel. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Old Alan @ #16662: Inaccurate. Network die6s not contain a hidden number. 'Net' is not s number. (1 week, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16742: Nice detailed explanations. Thanks. It's always good to learn something (1 week, 2 days ago)

edwardo @ #16740: "Swan" is obscure, because the normal word for a "swanling" is a "cygnet". I was sure the connection was going to be that they could be preceded by "black". (1 week, 2 days ago)

Rantos @ #16745: Too hard for me. Fun to see the connections. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16720: Tombless - without a tomb - bit vague I confess but it is a word (1 week, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16747: Rose - Too obscure - no-one knows that show. (1 week, 2 days ago)

nonsuch @ #8884: There isn't just one solution - cold and war are interchangeable and work in either of their groups. Cold fish, Cold War, Warmonger, Fishmonger (1 week, 3 days ago)

missyblaize @ #583: Good quiz. Didn't get the last connection but it is all good fun. (1 week, 3 days ago)

carol @ #3673: usual aggravation with answers. chocolate bars not accepted. neither was astral places...…. sigh, as ever (1 week, 3 days ago)

jim @ #11418: good one (1 week, 3 days ago)

ssbea @ #583: I put controls and got it wrong- but I suppose buttons makes more sense (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #2297: Fairly easy for me. Very enjoyable to work out (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16726: Liked the bo category. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16740: Don’t know gangling or swanking, though I wanted to guess what that was. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16611: In future I will just put synonyms for such categories. I’m a novice. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16744: Got groups, but didn’t know goof troop so only seven/ten. A morale booster! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16740: Agree (1 week, 3 days ago)

Ian SewellI @ #8355: About Right!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Ian SewellI @ #2297: Too easy. (1 week, 3 days ago)

neilb4god @ #16743: Eastenders families? Where've I seen those recently!? TBF, you've employed them much better. Fine quiz! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #15955: 10/10 - very happy - thanks (1 week, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #16740: Like this. The Swan answer might be a bit forced, but the others are good. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mr Smith @ #16740: Ling was very forced (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mr Smith @ #16739: Inconsistent methods of answering (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16720: What is Tom bless? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16721: The pen names one was the only one I got! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Chomp @ #583: chomp chomp (1 week, 3 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #8199: Love the mars group. Very clever. (1 week, 3 days ago)

revdup @ #3456: very good (1 week, 3 days ago)

A @ #16740: I thought this was pretty good. Some very nice connections like the anagram one, but the -LING was very forced. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Gordon Ridout @ #15355: I enjoyed this one! (1 week, 3 days ago)

H @ #16733: First visit (1 week, 3 days ago)

revdup @ #6672: excellent (1 week, 3 days ago)

revdup @ #368: excellent helped that i recognised the king lear connections straight away (1 week, 3 days ago)

revdup @ #1708: nice idea. nameless and salesman aren't anagrams (should be salesmen) last set was clever (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #5633: nice (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #566: The missing vowels element gives this a unique challenge. I really enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16733: As others have said, the "Twirl" group lets this grid down as it's too broad, and also means there is more than one correct answer. Enjoyable until that connection was revealed though. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Moosefight @ #4155: Agree with Aidan McCarthy (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #566: 10/10 for the first time with a 'hard'. loved the missing vowels element greatest wall since the one in china (1 week, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #16713: Good grid. Moral 7/10 as it didn't accept fruits for the fruits line. The hearthstone line was the only one I didn't get, very clever indeed. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Andy P @ #16622: Nice enough grid. Scored 4/10. Liked the Road line, that was well hidden but fair. Cheers. (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #683: very good (1 week, 4 days ago)

Gav @ #16733: more than one solution, based on one of the groups answer (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #6833: good one. 'relative' should be allowed for 'family member' (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #8355: nearly. missed the macartney connection (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #7062: good one (1 week, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #16733: Agreed, the 'Twirl' group is a bit mean. Otherwise great. (1 week, 4 days ago)

revdup @ #16733: connection between 3rd group too obscure (1 week, 4 days ago)

x @ #16709: Planck and Ricardo spelt wrong. (1 week, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16733: 'slang for marijuana'? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Brentmeister General @ #16714: That's the real quiz! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Nibbles @ #16729: @edwafrdo: damn, my bad! @Giggsy: thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16733: Can swap lion and twirl... (1 week, 4 days ago)

playful @ #4155: Was very lucky with the jewellery cuts. Got the agents when the groups formed. I didn't mind the sports grounds - thought they were quite reasonable. (1 week, 4 days ago)

playful @ #16732: Too obscure for me even after seeing the answers. (1 week, 4 days ago)

playful @ #12552: Didn't recognise X-men apart from Wolverine. Should have just guessed. (1 week, 4 days ago)

playful @ #9687: Will try to be less lazy next time. Typing nato was insufficient. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Al Berta @ #16731: Tricky, but fun. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16731: The "Donkey" group feels unconvincing. A bit more variety in the type of connections would also have improved this grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Trisha @ #16723: I must be having a bad day because I found that difficult (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16731: Before or after isn't pleasing as a reveal. Best one or the other (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16732: Really good fun to do (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16727: Nice (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jo @ #11472: An interesting grid! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Yvonne @ #1679: Sorry but abracadabra uses two hands - the b is struck with right hand. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jo @ #11502: Enjoyable! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #16731: Yep. Good grid. I assumed you made a mistake with the 'Fu' answer, but after googling, maybe not. Let us know anyway. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jo @ #11509: Some good red herrings! (1 week, 4 days ago)

edwafrdo @ #16729: It should be "Ode to my Family", not "Ode to my Father". I wasn't familiar with how "science" fit into its group, but that's my own fault! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16730: Too specialised imo - especially with two groups having same theme. So, for me not the best 'gird' ever (1 week, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16729: Didn't know the songs - some nifty crossovers - very nice grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Londoneh @ #16730: Best gird ever (1 week, 4 days ago)

Stan @ #16707: Sorry about the detectives... (1 week, 4 days ago)

JJM @ #16724: Nice twist using the same song lyric twice in one grid. I know the song well, but using it twice stopped me making the second connect (1 week, 4 days ago)

chris @ #1818: very easy (1 week, 5 days ago)

Row57 @ #16682: Didn't accept English country estates or music festivals! (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16721: The James group could also be 'names of English kings'. There are at least 4 authors in there too... CS Lewis, EL James, EA Poe (a stetch, I know!!), AJ Finn so have to agree with Lebamski (1 week, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #16696: Ranch seems a little out of place. Not bad overall. (1 week, 5 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16724: Straightforward if you know the lyric! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16721: Some very esoteric knowledge needed for at least one group. The pen names group feels too broad to really work. Some good ideas, but overall this felt unsatisfying to me. Sorry! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16724: Having so many clues that could fit into one connection, and having two very closely related connections, made this one a bit too much 'hit and hope' to really work. I enjoyed this grid overall though - thanks! (1 week, 5 days ago)

chris g @ #15499: the top green are also elements in greek mythology (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16719: Well yes... but They tend to be to hard for better reasons than, for example, the setter thinks 12 is a cube, or has forgotten the existence of aluminium actinium and americium. I rather like your wordy ones... (1 week, 5 days ago)

ZBJ @ #16614: Nice. I like the wordy ones. (1 week, 5 days ago)

ZBJ @ #16608: Solved the gris without knowing the K2 group; that was a cool group. 5 stars. (1 week, 5 days ago)

ZBJ @ #16560: Excellent. All were on the tip of my tongue but couldn't quite get it. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16721: quite specialised (1 week, 5 days ago)

DH @ #16695: class (1 week, 5 days ago)

DH @ #16712: Shame about 'Carribean Ocean' otherwise prrtty good (1 week, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16719: I just fancied trying a number one - having struggled with them myself. I also think they tend to be too hard even if the explanations make the categories clear after the event - back to words I think!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16712: The Caribbean is a sea not an ocean. I'm also not keen on having the same character in twice, even if it's in different ways. Thanks anyway. (1 week, 5 days ago)

neilb4god @ #16719: Too hard for this casual gridder (whose Beatles knowledge is evidently lacking). Kudos to those who get 10/10 here! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pamela @ #16386: We wouldn't get that right (1 week, 5 days ago)

Me @ #16716: Pretty pathetic really (1 week, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16716: Hard to know where to begin --!! You need to practise more before publishing anything. This is just plain daft - amongst other things that disqualify it. Complete waste of time. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fiona @ #16713: Brilliant by name, brilliant by nature (1 week, 5 days ago)

BingBong @ #16696: Didn't accept "big houses" (1 week, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16692: Great! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Person @ #16713: Easy quiz, but I was surprised by the Marsh group. Very interesting and unexpected! (1 week, 5 days ago)

ChrisRossRossChris @ #16694: Agreed. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16709: Agree - if it wasn't for no crossovers it would have been too dense for my small brain. Got no solutions due to not having the specialised knowledge - Permattivity - (like that matters!) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16712: Song lyrics a bit specialised imho - also Liner group, seems to be that it is better if the word that associates comes before or after all clue words - this was mixed. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16706: Thx Neil - enjoying yours a lot too. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16713: Too many Mario categories coming up these days for my liking - but I have never played it so... Good grid - thanks (1 week, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16709: Same as Mr Kneebridge. Puzzle too easy because, there are only 4 countries, only 4 surnames etc. Nice ideas in here though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Joe Norman @ #16712: Very good. First time I've got 0 but then known them all once I saw the answers. (1 week, 6 days ago)

chris @ #2661: very easy (1 week, 6 days ago)

Joe Norman @ #16175: 7/10. Liked it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16709: I solved the puzzle, but could not provide solutions, which makes a change. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hubby @ #16701: Good crossovers whilst remaining achievable for a dunce like me. Good grid!! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hubby @ #16696: Didn't accept "mint", "abodes" or "dressing". As I have decided to award myself the points and therefore got 10/10 I have enjoyed this grid. Thank you!! (1 week, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16707: Didn't accept 'detectives fictional' either! Scuppered by syntax (or lack of commas) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16691: Some really nice ideas, but the execution is frustrating. As FG says, having one plural in the 'Angel' group feels like poor form just to construct a red herring for another group. The 'Candy' group feels too vague to be achievable, and the 'Bread' group also feels too loose to work. Keep working at the grids, as I've found things to appreciate in all of them so far, but this one as a whole didn't work for me. Sorry! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Kirstie @ #16693: Top tier wall (1 week, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16696: Didn't accept dressings... agree with ginger. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Kirstie @ #16694: 2 letter words is not an acceptable catergory. Period. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16707: 'detective' not accepted for the detectives group, and I recently did a very similar Rowan Atkinson group (although I can't hold this against you!) Otherwise a solid and enjoyable grid. Thanks! (1 week, 6 days ago)

x @ #16689: Not a unique solution - orange could swap with plum or peach (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pleb @ #16710: Awesome grid MONG! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Ragman @ #16707: Rowan Atkinson also played Gerald the gorilla in the famous ntnon sketch.... (1 week, 6 days ago)

neilb4god @ #16706: 7/10. Failed on the stupid group, ironically. Nice quiz. (1 week, 6 days ago)

three-ferrets @ #16701: quite easy but nice grid :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #4832: never heard of veep and the middle sitcoms (1 week, 6 days ago)

jim @ #13910: 5/5 (1 week, 6 days ago)

jim @ #5344: quite easy (1 week, 6 days ago)

Rantos @ #16690: 7/10 but knew the backwards category. My wording didn’t match yours. Fun wordplay (1 week, 6 days ago)

Rantos @ #16700: Nice difficult and timely. Thank you. (1 week, 6 days ago)

J @ #1942: Timbo, those are the opposite of aliases. Those are their real names. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #15484: Tell us what the anagrams are of... least you could do. The guessing is supposed to be over at that point. (1 week, 6 days ago)

bonehead @ #16707: detectives should have been enough, pedantic to insist on fictional (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #15485: silly and broad (1 week, 6 days ago)

puzzGrid @ #4956: Carol, please award yourself mental points when you get it right and the system is unaware. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16701: Nice one - 7/10 - didn't know Alison group - thanks (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #4892: total and utter rubbish. badly spelt. idiotic connections. taking the p..s I fear... (1 week, 6 days ago)

carol @ #4956: unbelievably usual bad answer recognition. do NOT bother to create a grid and then not CREATE the correct answer ranges. insult to all (1 week, 6 days ago)

316 @ #16702: I hope you enjoy my grid :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16373: colours are inconsistent and based on the order you crack them (1 week, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16410: Agree with Gofer - most of these people are not very well known (1 week, 6 days ago)

geoff @ #16695: sorry but it's arCtic circle (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16695: Apart from that, not at all bad... but this did ruin it for me (1 week, 6 days ago)

HETTY @ #10172: GOOD ONE. THANKS (1 week, 6 days ago)

playful @ #220: I typed 'politicians' for gore, obama, mandela, and arafat. I guess not specific enough. (1 week, 6 days ago)

playful @ #11973: Scored 10/10, but kept trying to figure out what 'wollen' might be. Should Wollen be Woollen? (1 week, 6 days ago)

playful @ #14199: Too obscure for me. 1/10 (2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16599: Wonderful! (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16423: Agree with first bit - not second bit. (2 weeks ago)

playful @ #573: Very nice. Not hard, but liked realising that they all had the same form. That said "Lady of the ..." was only recognised while labelling groups. (2 weeks ago)

playful @ #15242: more red herrings would have been nice (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16696: ditto - (cross would have been a good deceiver). Nice grid, thanks (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16695: ditto. Spelling is important for obvious reasons - have fallen foul of this myself. (2 weeks ago)

playful @ #1708: 7/10 Didn't recognise the Spoonerisms, but very enjoyable. (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #16680: Sorry, but I have to agree with Giggsy (2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16696: Never heard of ginger: cross would have been my choice :-p. Very good regardless (2 weeks ago)

Pale Fisher @ #16695: What is an Artic circle (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16689: Easy - unlike some (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16690: Good (2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #16695: Great quiz. Only slightly let down by misspelling of Arctic. (2 weeks ago)

KV @ #16682: Please don’t ruin this site with such bad language. No reason for this. And it didn’t accept festivals for me either. (2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16671: Nice grid. Lovely cross overs. (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16691: The pluralisation of pixies is somewhat contrived. Not sure on Manhattan either. (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16689: Just a suggestion... don't put plurals in the solution. If you use the singular, it will also accept the plural but not the other way round. (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16687: Not totally sure about the solution to the = group. Greek number prefixes surely. (2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16685: 18 seconds... likewise with Nut. (2 weeks ago)

carol @ #4977: agree with j random user. my total bugbear re these enjoyable grids - the ANSWERS ARE OFTEN VERY POOR. I think the recognition of the answers is EQUALLY IMPORTANT as the grid.... (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #16673: Lovely. Thank you (2 weeks ago)

carol @ #5022: pity resetting is spelt wrong (2 weeks ago)

Evelyn @ #16687: Surely Anan Athletic are in the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland? I' m no football expert though so I suppose they might be plsying in the English leagues for some reason? (2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16623: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (2 weeks ago)

Harrison Wittke @ #8000: Bit too hard for me (2 weeks ago)

A. Atkinson @ #16685: Very good, but I typed in nut and it came up incorrect for some reason. (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16680: Sorry but fmm Blood and Matcha groups were ridiculous. Matcha group inconsistent within itself. Impossible to do and therefore no fun. Not even fiendish - just unobtainable. (2 weeks ago)

e @ #16681: test (2 weeks ago)

isaac @ #16681: 7/10 because I could guess that they were Bible/Genesis characters, not so specific as sons of Abraham. Great quiz! (2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16687: The "=" group is a bit of a giveaway. But the rest was nice. (2 weeks ago)

Anon @ #16608: Brilliant, loved the K2 group (2 weeks ago)

carol @ #5122: wail and hoarse only works in certain parts of England!!! (2 weeks ago)

carol @ #5131: case is definitely nonsense (2 weeks ago)

Anonymous @ #1189: Very enjoyable - once you get the idea of the connections it is easier to unpick. (2 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16678: Did you add what you thought they were synonyms for? I added lots of words that would be accepted on purpose, just not the word 'synonym' (2 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #16685: ColOmbia! (2 weeks ago)

Daniel @ #16673: Fun (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

FirstGofer @ #16682: Didn't accept festivals (SXSW isn't purely open air or purely music) or Peanuts characters. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lebamski @ #16680: Generally well crafted, and I like the connections - but by having nine clues that could potentially fit into one group, this became a bit too labyrinthine to be achievable. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16678: Otherwise it was good! I probably don't say that enough (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16678: Ditto. Also maybe the Day group wanted something longer in - I picked ut out on length alone! When I used it in a grid I used flower iirc :-p (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

dave @ #16682: festivles worked for me mungbean nd its stately homes you silly cunt (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

dave @ #16682: festivles worked for me mungbean nd its stately homes you silly cunt (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16682: didn't except Festivals or Famous Houses (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

soupy @ #16662: Why is John not an acceptable answer? Ruined my day, maybe even my life. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

neilb4god @ #16680: Maybe I'm out of practice, but to me this seemed more fiendish than merely hard. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gunner @ #16678: First one doesn't accept "synonyms" as rationale.... (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Shlif @ #2511: Doesn't take "football", "anagram", or "nic". (Cage is "Nic Cage", not "Nick Cage") (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Shlif @ #13155: Nice, though I wish it had accepted "razors" (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Denethor @ #16669: Boromir would have made a better grid. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

DH @ #16662: "john" not an answer? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #16611: Synonyms wasn't accepted for the cut group but that is what they are. You don't have to draw blood it depends what you attack. As below the other group are homophones for keys, signs, writes but I don't agree with prince, which has appeared before in this tenuous context, and I don't think they are ways of writing. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16677: Got all except airbag category - good one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #16578: Synonyms wasn't accepted for the jumping movements (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #16577: There are two lines of synonyms but that explanation was not accepted. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gunner @ #16523: A+ for Quentin Tarnatino clue (which I did not get) But doesn't accept the word "the" for first - not good enough. Lol, bell end. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gunner @ #16527: A piano is a string instrument - point granted. "Music/musical instrument" is more of a common theme there rather than string. Too pedantic. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16221: Got anything a little more specialised....!! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gunner @ #16564: Accidentally gave the difficulty a five star rating...sorry that'd be a 1. Also, Ade, in isolation maybe not, but combined with chips, ic & donuts....there is only one link between the four. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16675: Didn't know the 3 group as not my era - but got the others. Nice grid - thanks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16672: Rare 10/10 for me - nice categories - thanks (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gunner @ #16623: Had to Google claddagh (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16677: Nice one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Andy @ #16677: Good but a bit easy (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Daniel @ #16614: oo (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Daniel @ #16624: meh (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Daniel @ #16624: meh (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Daniel @ #16624: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Daniel @ #16670: very good for the red herrings (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16662: Curtain group particularly clever. But I couldnt see what the network group had to do with the rest of the grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16669: Tough ( tho the Clooney group stuck out) but fair and inventive (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16670: Some good (eyes group). For me the Korean group stuck out too much: It meant I could readily resolve the grid without even knowing what all of the groups were, which is rarely a good sign. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

carol @ #5514: so glad other people feel like me re poor answer ranges. the answers are as important as the grids. full whack part of the game, and the joy of doing the grids (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16581: names are a bit iffy (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16621: Very nice (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16622: very nice - thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16623: yes - good one and easy (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16625: Freddie doesn't work in that group as described. Cruises is just silly (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

LucyB @ #16626: Really hard! Managed to get correct link for the groups but didn't get a single.correct grouping in the time limit as so many crossovers. Also wasn't aware wrench was a cluedo weapon Good though (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

irritated @ #1396: not for your transatlantic friends. We don't have such a thing as a 'full mattress' over here in Britain (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

irritated @ #798: the toxic metals are also elements. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

irritated @ #8094: same letters = incorrect (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

irritated @ #11636: electronics = incorrect tv manufacturers = correct. Weird! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

irritated @ #11168: film genre = incorrect. movie genre = correct. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

irritated @ #5983: Input bear - incorrect. Answer was 'bears'. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

playful @ #3757: I can't really complain, but I'd prefer not to have 3 groups where each group requires a following word. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

playful @ #566: Got 7 points. The 'line' category was the one I missed. 'Obvious' once told the answer. Clearly I have trouble thinking outside the box :-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

playful @ #204: Country specific jargon (in this case road crossings) make it more difficult for people not from that country. I just entered "publishers" which was accepted. Android and Linux are operating systems that have several versions. Leopard and Vista are individual versions of Mac OS X and Windows respectively. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

playful @ #1875: The groupings were fine. Ignore people who cannot be polite. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #16623: 10/10 lemon squeezy (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Darren @ #14777: The answer "cosmetics" was not accepted for group Highlighter, Mascara, Lipstick, and Powder. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ace deception @ #16593: am i the first person to do this puzzle? wild! I liked it tho- tough! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ace deception @ #16253: sooooooooo easy tho (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16618: Thanks for playing. It's so hard to know how to pitch things. One person's easy is another person's difficult. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

RueDeWakenin @ #98: okay (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Qwerty @ #16662: (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Qwerty @ #16670: annoying but v good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RueDeWakenin @ #3696: nice starter (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

RueDeWakenin @ #16651: (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

UKOK @ #16416: What a stupid, irritating grid - unless you're a Hindu geographer it's awful. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16611: Aah. “Too eager” (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16611: Bad mistake on the homophone. How can I change that?too even anger to put it in circulation. And yes I meant prince for prints and quays for keys and and sines for signs. Perhaps I need to refine the connective answer. Thx. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Faramir @ #16661: "Mammals" was a bit harsh... also I said "alternate worlds" and was rejected. Good one though! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Grimace @ #16618: Not really, I just wasn't sure what the difference was. I don't think I came close to solving it anyway. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #16622: 5/10 I liked it. "Hand in" maybe a bit tenuous. Thanks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Queenn @ #16638: Well done best one on the whole site!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

charlie appleyard @ #16643: go away ollie (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Guess Who @ #16633: Pretty decent (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

dddddddddd @ #16646: amazing (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Daddy D @ #16638: Son I am very disappointed in you. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Daddy @ #16634: WOnderful my son I can't wait for your next one ❤️❤️ (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Guess Who @ #16638: Haven't learnt most of it (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rob Hardy @ #16643: WTF is this piece of ship (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Grandad @ #16640: Thank You for the wonderful puzzle my son. I will treasure it with all my heart. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

apples @ #16635: im keen it was easy (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

benjamin cooke @ #16635: me likey fortnitee (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

cian @ #583: this was way too hard and to be honest i think that hardly any people would be able to complete it (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

cHeeZeY @ #16634: GREAT PUZZGRID BEN (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Karma @ #16633: Fabulous Darling (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

creme egg @ #16635: beast mode im from croissant jadore this ting mad im mounching on crepes it is tres gud (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

three-ferrets @ #16620: Very nice (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #5642: great! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Elaine @ #16623: Liked this one. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #5649: oh dear my bugbear.…. correct answers marked incorrect. I truly find the lack of care over the answers incredibly annoying. please don't make a grid if half of it is treated as nothing to work on. answers are as important as the grid. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #5654: what????????????????? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #5657: you are all so nice, so, sorry, thot the homophone line was silly.... (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16625: Nice idea, easy once you spot the theme but you can't avoid that. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16623: Unfortunately while rarer, there are also nose rings (especially for cattle) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

rachael @ #16618: Jolly good grid. Difficult! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #422: Tom Brady.... Brady Bunch? anyone? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #421: nice (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #352: I like this one because it was easy (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #357: I wish there were more walls like this one. Bravo (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ace deception @ #357: WOW!! such a good puzz. knew every word with a bunch of different connotations! seriously, great job Stormfeather (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #350: love it! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

rachael @ #16626: Good grid. Thanls But didn't accept 'Cluedo' (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

rachael @ #16625: Tricky! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #347: eh (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

carol @ #5752: isn't misspelt words the same as words which are spelt wrong (or wrongly perhaps?) poor range of definitions - I bang on all the time that the definitions are EQUALLY important as the grid itself to create a satisfactory and enjoyable quiz game. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Adamn @ #345: Great wall. Really thought there would be a category about groups of animals. Not a fan of the Grail clue. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Chris @ #16623: I'm surprised I got 10/10 on this one! Well done (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Chris @ #16602: Cup sizes should be accepted, as should batteries. Tricky one (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Chris @ #16611: Should be homophone instead of homonym, nice one otherwise (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Luskentyre @ #16614: Giggsy - I consider myself suitably admonished :-) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16615: The mouth group was fab, although more suited to an OC final where VC prompts for a more specific description than just body parts. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16620: Obvious when you see it solved but tricky to do so! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Johnny @ #16615: Agreed. Body parts cannot be wrong. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16600: I hadn't noticed that! Bonus point for you :-) Hopefully it didn't affect your ability to group them, just the points for the whys. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

James @ #10764: BRILLIANT (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #772: Fun (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

James @ #16611: Quays, Prince, writes aren’t really ways of writing things down. It’s a leap to say a “writers” is a way of writing something down (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #2655: Nice categories with good overlaps. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #9067: Got it. Just pulled through on Jim Carrey. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16594: Garderobe too hard for me. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Gloria @ #16622: Lovely (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16607: tough but fair. Got me. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rantos @ #16615: The head category could also be body parts? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16618: The Queen's Guard is a specific group of people - the soldiers in bearskin hats - whereas royal guard is a more generic job title but I see your point that it's a bit samey. Did it make it harder to solve or just less satisfying? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16614: Really nice groups. Didn't get Wall and Ceiling groups. Wall group devilishly clever and naughty - go to the naughty step (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16615: Got none but it was well created - Mouth was good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16618: Same question - but good groups (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16620: Excellent grid - Thanks (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Paulo @ #184: Great, but I wrote 'cartoon' which i feel should have been correct (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16612: Thanks for feedback. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

tony @ #16342: sometimes you just have to enjoy getting beaten. what a grid.. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Diddy @ #184: Pleased with results p (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Grimace @ #16618: Is there a difference between a Queen's guard and a Royal guard? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

threeferrets @ #16617: excellent! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Orelinde71 @ #16611: How is "Prince" a synonym for writing? Bit ambitious if you're saying it sounds like "prints"... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Orelinde71 @ #16615: The most niche musicals ever! The "mouth to mouth" set is clever (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Orelinde71 @ #16584: The "Caesar" cut and the Toy Story links threw me! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Coochies @ #5633: That's made my day (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Coochies @ #8441: Absolutely outstanding, well done. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Nitpick @ #2843: I think that ABBA and IKEA can be interchanged - both are Acronyms and both are associated with Sweden. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Aetees @ #16608: Really liked the K2 group. Didn't get it, but really liked it. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16600: Well constructed. One small quibble is that the Net group could all preceded Ball as well. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16616: Well done for updating to remove the multiple correct solutions! If I didn't know the answers from previous versions I would have found this very tricky indeed. A real challenge - thanks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

three-ferrets @ #16612: Evil!! - But fair- Good grid (even though I blanked it...) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bunny @ #16615: I liked the wordplay clues :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16612: A real toughie. Could not see the groups but got all solutions except collide group once resolved. Well constructed. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16613: Groups easy to spot but three solutions so specific - definitely require specialist knowledge (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16616: not as difficult as appeared at first glance - well set (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Shlif @ #16616: A correction of 16603 and 16604, which had been broken (in that two of their answers could have been switched and still fit the categories). (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Shlif @ #16603: You're entirely right, Lebamski - sorry about that! I'm going to upload a corrected version and try to sink the score of this broken one. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #16523: Bell end . Love it! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16526: Agree with Fridge about professor. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rantos @ #16602: Couldnt solve it but got connections, much to my astonishment (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rantos @ #16598: I could feel the arrest and clothing categories but couldn’t work them out in time. Nicely resolved. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16518: Yes, Dudley Dursley. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #14684: cool - and educational. thanks (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lilly @ #16377: Thrown by Troy, didn't think that Greek seeing as they fought them. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lilly @ #16398: Got to love a grid with both F1 teams and Dr Who (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Peekay @ #16608: Kittymcg, Then my work here is done :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Paul @ #16404: I put New Testament for the Jesus row and apparently that's incorrect. Hmm. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

alicoo @ #10287: This is ridiculous Put man said it was wrong then showed "right" answer which was man ????????? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

alicoo @ #10289: I chose UK based grids, we don't use booth! Bolton school ????????????? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Paul @ #16431: Which Close is in Star Wars? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Paul @ #16457: Isn't 'buck' American slang not British? Or am I just not down with the kids...? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Paul @ #16465: Never heard 'to monkey' as time-wasting. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Paul @ #16479: Ideal gas? If you say so... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jake @ #16484: Peep? I guess it's slang but I've never heard it for person. Peeps I've heard for people as it shortens the sound, but peep isn't a phoneme in person so it doesn't really work. Also Milligan poet is an odd way to put it. Why not just Milligan seeing as Spike Milligan is his name? (And he wasn't just a poet, he was best known as a comedian). (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16608: The K2 group felt very Only Connect :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lillie @ #16485: Wasn't the lowest level in the feudal system a 'serf'? They might effectively have been treated like slaves, but I don't think they were called that. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lillie @ #16506: Paganism is a religion officially, so I don't think you can put it as non-believers. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

B @ #16610: Good grid! IMHO, the double consonant connection is a little tenuous. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16269: I think you all have this well covered (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lillie @ #16514: What's a sing sing? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tom @ #16514: A straw is kitchenware? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Frankie @ #16584: Enjoyed this one (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Den @ #10072: hyenas and beavers are not nocturnal ive seen them out in the day time (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Frankie @ #16599: Meh (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Frankie @ #16600: Loved this (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16558: Very nice - thanks (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16562: A few tenuous links. It is Casablanca - one word (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16559: Got none - though Melbourne was a tenuous addition to that group (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

KVR @ #4165: Did not recognise Billy when I typed it in. And yes, it’s Billie Piper anyway. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16576: Aren't they homophones not homonyms? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Els @ #16589: nice easy grid (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16577: concur (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16580: Head group too vague imho (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16587: Some very nice decoys going on. Got me on some of them (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16594: Letters a bit random. They could connect in many other ways (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16595: Buffet - probably need to be American to get that (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16600: Nice (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16598: Likewise - didn't see it and fell for collar red herring. Very good. Logical. Thanks (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16599: Pretty specialised. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Els @ #16530: Pointless grid - waste of time - completely tenuous connections (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Albert Hall @ #16521: Thanks Kitty; it was always meant to be desert not dessert and was intended to be another twist. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

J @ #16602: Liked it. Small issue with the link words though. Doesn't accept batteries or acronyms. Also CCCP triple barreled? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

J @ #16603: Nice idea. Liked it (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

twiddlepin @ #5633: Like it. Nice set of groups. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

twiddlepin @ #1875: Really good. Well done. Ignore the nasty comments from the likes of The Wallmaster. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Gabriel Jungo @ #16543: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16602: A near duplicate of #16603. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16603: A brilliant idea for a grid, such a shame that there is more than one correct solution which ruins it. E.g. "D" and "AA" could swap groups, as could "C" and "AA". I look forward to seeing your future grids though, as this is a great effort. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aetees @ #16598: Too hard for me but totally fair once it resolved. Well done. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MJH @ #5890: Beatles songs are interchangeable with a category of “girls names” (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

tony @ #11446: the o answer is great... did for me (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

rachael @ #16596: I don't agree that Khaki is a shade of yellow (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Peekay @ #16550: No harm, No foul.....we've all fudged up at some point (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16546: Want to know what i scored? Nein (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

DH @ #16548: I think i might have got the triangular numbers if given a complete sequence e.g 6, 10, 15, 21 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

TheGame @ #16596: The mercury group does not accept an obvious answer. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #16577: Shuttlecock is not a ball. Badminton is not a ball game (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #16597: Bit too American. Freeway etc, clasdis 6??? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16543: Fun to solve but the connections need to be shortened. Eg I put genre and it didn’t take because you required genres of literature (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Otto @ #16601: Those are not synonyms for exact or for each other. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16548: Knew two groups but couldn’t get them right. Other two too hard for me but I gave it a good try (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16554: (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jenn @ #16601: Never heard of 3/4 of those cereals! (Are they American?) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16558: Only the little people stumped me. Great Fun! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16559: Too hard for this murican! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Otto @ #16592: I know the Obamas had two daughters but the name Obama is hardly as widely associated with sisters as the other three names in that group. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16574: Team? Easy to solve grid. I knew the connections for adidas et al but used brand? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rantos @ #16577: The cover group could be synonyms for top or cover, not just for a container. I found this a good tricky grid. Thx. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

jefco @ #16550: Oh god i stuffed up! I didnt realise i put twist twice sorry guys. One of the twists was meant to be "Patty". I double checked before submitting too so maybe im losing it. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

B @ #16558: Great grid! Did better on that than expected. 10/10 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

waalkes @ #6421: beauty (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16521: Excellent grid. Thank you. Desert does work. Either a sandy place or to abandon, (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

gc @ #16521: sorry but it's dessert (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Only Me @ #16578: Nice grid. Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

jeddy @ #4359: Well we answered 'forms of debt' for one of them but that was not accepted. Let the record show that we are owed some points. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ade @ #16564: Chocolate is not junk food!!!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dave @ #16577: Top (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16548: Two connections are fine, the other two are far too esoteric to be achievable. It's hard to get the balance right with all-number grids, and ultimately this is just too tricky to be enjoyable. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16578: The 'High' group stumped me. A nice simple grid with a well balanced level of challenge. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Row57 @ #16516: Is pink a shade of Pink? Didn't accept apples (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Rach @ #16556: Aw flashback to my childhood. Bonus points for including the incomparable 'Willo The Wisp'. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

elwoodsmum @ #8618: The first group should accept any grain crop (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

R @ #16563: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

rachael @ #16576: Very good! I liked the homonyms :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

rachael @ #16557: Didn't understand the Rock bit (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

rachael @ #16558: Great grid! Thanks (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

otto waalkes verehrer @ #11691: sehr schön! auch wenn ohne falsche fährten. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16558: Very good one... thanks (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16560: Excellent... but never thought of you as one for 'girl power'! 7/10... just couldn't see the Irish connection. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16559: A few red herring groups which threw me off the scent. A simple but well-constructed grid which I enjoyed. Thanks! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bunny @ #16531: The Brexit one requires rather specific political knowledge. The boats one seems to be all misleading puns. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #16543: The Reflective group seems a little tenuous. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #16554: Nice grid, I liked it. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lyndon @ #16548: first one easy - rest impossible and stupid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

randoir @ #4308: I put in con and got an incorrect answer (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Nibbles @ #16557: I've made one very small typo in the options - sorry. "Shame" should read "Sham". (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16549: This needed a lot more care to work. Duplicate clues should always be avoided, and some of the connections are too vague. Some good ideas here, but not well executed. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16556: "bear" not accepted for the bears group. Other than that a simple but effective grid. Thanks. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bob @ #16549: silly (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonnyTheRed @ #16525: Brilliant....hard but loved it (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16543: Not sure how refrain fits into its group... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16544: 4 UK number 1 singles doesn't equate to a O-H-W! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #16550: Some nice ideas here, but ultimately let down by far too many crossovers, and using the same word twice in a grid is poor form, twice in one line is blasphemy....C+ :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16549: I'm sorry, but this just didn't work for me on a number of levels. The solutions are too specific, quality appears twice, capitalisation is inconsistent and didn't spot any crossovers. Don't give up though! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Chubby Checker @ #16550: Twist overload more like! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

jefco @ #16550: Crossover overload sorry. I hope it is enjoyable to some. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Coolio @ #16548: Great, numbers only, working in all languages. (the text written form of ne numbers are not important) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Coolio @ #16547: Cool, another german one, more difficult. Again, without profound knowledge of the german language no fun ;-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16540: Actually, no: i spotted emerald and miss but could not see anything else with that prefix . Odd red herring, i thought. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Coolio @ #16546: Great, a german one! But no use if you aren't good in German. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Edwardo @ #16544: Found this quite easy. Shaggy really doesn't belong with the others in that group when you read the specific link. But the grid was lenient enough (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Coolio @ #16545: Wonderful, works in every language! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

carol @ #16227: coffees with last letter missing - is WRONG! the correct answer is coffees with the last letter removed!!!!! the answers should be considered an integral (and equally important as the grid creation) part of the game and all possibilities covered. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fridge @ #16540: I'm sorry xd (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16523: End.... classy (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16520: Fun grid - but agree with JonBob - 'Act' would have worked just as well and kept them all singular. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16523: I think we're in a Jam does anyone know the Cure? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16540: No. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16526: Rob and Nick are interchangeable, so there are not 4 unique rows. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

urmom @ #16527: ur too harsh (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16533: Todd doesn't listen to NPR either (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16517: Bridge card game terms wasn't accepted. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16515: Astronomical features not accepted for space! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16498: Good grid. It's nice to complete one in time and get full marks every now and then. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16490: But biblical names wasn't accepted. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16531: Couple of tenuous groups that would be hard to know or guess (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fridge @ #16519: Fantastic! Never seen so many herrings XD good job (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fridge @ #16526: Was fun, solved most of it. But it didn't accept 'professor' (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16514: 5/10 shoulda done better. Having done time in Sing Sing. Good grid warts and all (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16517: Nice and easy, thank you! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16532: what's "daysick"? And "bad day"? All a bit random. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Todd @ #16533: I had no idea what 14 out of 16 things were on the list. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16533: 3/10, not literate enough, guess I should listen to more NPR (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #16536: lemon squeezy, lovely and girly, well done (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Wilson P @ #16525: Pretty tricky and specialised knowledge required, but really liked it (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Only Me @ #16532: Thanks. I didn't get them all but I enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jay @ #2297: 'Avian' does not work in place of 'birds', otherwise cool wall (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jeni @ #728: small time? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jeni @ #519: Wait, how do Americans pronounce laboratory? (3 weeks ago)

Jenis @ #1739: Tricky with the American words to translate, but easy enough once you've done that. (3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16523: Shadow doctors hung me up for a while. Nice. (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16530: You could argue that there's no unique solution and the Salvatore group seems a little tenuous (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16520: easy peasy lemon squeezy, but aren't there 9 muses? (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16522: Quite good teasers, but... haven't I seen it before? (3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16520: Nice! I'll quibble with "acts" not fitting into its group because of the plural. (3 weeks ago)

Grimace @ #16510: That was a good one. I got it with 4 seconds left but assumed the new town group were all racing drivers. (3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16519: I liked the crossovers on this one. (3 weeks ago)

Orelinde71 @ #16498: Very nice - I couldn't guess the "Forth" group. (3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #16522: Nice (3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16522: Simple but satisfying (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16506: I'm not sure that those who subscribe to the system of Pagan beliefs would appreciate be deemed non-believers. (3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16510: An emetic assists emissions from the other end ! ;-) (3 weeks ago)

Jen @ #13037: Presumably this is hilarious if you're a 14yo boy who doesn't get out much... (Not enough eye rolls in the world). (3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #16498: v nice (3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #16510: Crashed and burned, but superbly clever (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16514: @Hubby yeah it is (was?) A prison I'd not heard of straw as kitchenware though! Good 8ndividual groups: not sure of they fitted together (3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #16514: Probably me being dim but is Sing Sing really a thing (thing)? Otherwise good grid!! (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16518: Dudley not a surname and Not sure what that group added. It didn't really cause confusion with Dynamo and friends (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16517: Some good stuff here. Personally I try to avoid group's like the star one because they could all fit in the planet one. (also it's been done to death) (3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #16504: I out cudgels instead of blunt weapons. As it means the same I'll take the point:-) (3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #10647: ridiculously bad (3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #16508: very nice (3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #16510: Good (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16474: easy peasy lemon queasy (3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16510: clever (3 weeks ago)

TheGame @ #16508: Excellent. Especially because the apparent red herring turns out not to be one after all! (3 weeks ago)

TheGame @ #16510: That group should NOT accept emetic, because they aren't, and emetic is not a synonym of the actual solution. Btw, there is no third group. Order is based on solving sequence. (3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #16498: Epic. I enjoyed this challenge, did not complete it though. (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #13465: Good grid, thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #16485: Good grid. (3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #16474: Really enjoyable, thank you. (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #7557: Group 1. Biblical characters not recognised - rubbish! Group 4. Nobel prize winners. (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #7757: Onomatopoeia could be noises! Cage,cat,play and bull can all be followed by fight. Think key words in answers could be better. A fun grid, thanks. (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #14778: Clever! (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #14654: First group should accept collective noun! (3 weeks ago)

Sally K @ #16510: Third group should accept emetic (3 weeks ago)

Raggetty @ #3712: Very good (3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16509: I know - far too specialised - don't be too harsh. I can't help myself, sitting here in my 55 year old anorak. (3 weeks ago)

Raggetty @ #186: Very good (3 weeks ago)

Raggetty @ #1396: Good but too easy (3 weeks ago)

Raggetty @ #6140: Good but very easy (3 weeks ago)

Raggetty @ #184: Good but easy (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16507: Essex and High ( it's Hi?) Felt a bit too much of a stretch. Shame cause some nice ideas (3 weeks ago)

Colm @ #16506: Infidels no Infidel for Dylan album. (3 weeks ago)

Giggsy @ #16497: Bit harsh on it just for the word 'script' - which I didn't get anyway. I liked it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16506: Liked 'Cross' group. Agree with Mr Tom. Didn't accept 'Non Religious or non believers' - and names group was tenuous as at least two are known by their other (actual) names. Capitals? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16497: Beat me to it. The manic group.was clever, but nonuniqueness ruins it (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Red Salamander @ #16497: Unfortunately, the solution is not unique: 'Script' can be used as both a noun and a verb and both 'Press' and 'Man' can be followed by 'ure'. Very nearly a great grid, but not quite. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

JonBob @ #16480: Solid. Pretty easy except for one comparatively obscure group. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16506: Ok, though the names and the unbelievers stood out a bit (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Flan @ #16484: I know "peeps" is sometimes used as short for people, but I don't think you'd ever use the singular "peep" to mean a person. Doesn't sound right to me anyway. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16504: Marathon being what it was was quite a shock :=) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Evelyn @ #16504: Good grid - just one wee thing - it' s Irn Bru😁. Otherwise it was challenging and fun IMO. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

twiddlepin @ #16498: A quick solve but very neat. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

dd @ #16500: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jim @ #11422: Wilsoooonn (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wilson @ #11422: Bark (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jim @ #11422: Shalom Jackie (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Martin @ #11422: Hello Bambinos (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tik Tok @ #11422: Why do good girls like Bad boys? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ross Geller @ #11422: We Are On A Break (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jason Vorhees @ #11422: Friday 12th is A BIT OF A STICKY ONE STYLLLLLL (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Guy With Hurt Head @ #11422: Why You Coming FASTTTTTT (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Sonic @ #11422: Gotta Go Fastttttt (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Shiro @ #11422: Dunoo why I keep trusting keira stillllllllllllllll (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kim Jung Un @ #11422: Imma Nuke This Bitch (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Headie One @ #11422: Eat My Bum ;) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

c @ #11422: boring (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16490: Get rich quick is also a game show so can be swapped with pyramid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16491: Carbuncle group very specialised (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16490: I liked this one. It might have needed another biblical character to make it more challenging. Still enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16480: Meant gridders in last comment. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #16480: First I’ve put a grid in. No idea how grinders would find it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #1601: Plastic age? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #16480: The reds did for me! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #16474: Great grid. Enjoyed it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

RBR45 @ #16484: liked that - once got first one, the rest followed (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

TheGame @ #16365: Great JOB, you fiend! ;) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

TheGame @ #16439: The grid itself is easy, but the accepted solutions are way off; in the case of the hdmi group, the given solution is even wrong. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

TheGame @ #16483: Welp, I learned something about Sundae(s). Well done. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matthew @ #16191: This is dreadful (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matthew @ #16178: Utter horror (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Guess Who @ #14886: This was a great grid because... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #3454: Found the connections quickly, fun exercise. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rantos @ #114: I typed jugs and it was incorrect. Loved this impossible puzzle. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Only Me @ #16482: Hmmmm (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16484: Good one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

tony @ #16452: very clever (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #186: nice grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #6140: quite easy, but well constructed (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16470: Great stuff, exactly the level of difficulty that is challenging but makes it solvable. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16482: tough (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16475: Alison - sorry, not sure how that happened. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lovely stuff @ #16470: Great grid. Lots of double meanings. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #5795: Pretty, pretty good. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #8769: Love it! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Only Me @ #16474: Rattled through it. Fun to do. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #7639: Nice one. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #4736: Very good! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #6692: Banana hammock??? And "can all be typed using the top line of a QWERTY keyboard" is perhaps only a little less tenuous than "can all be typed using a QWERTY keyboard". (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

anthony @ #16474: a good grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

anthony @ #16479: a good grid ,made me think well done (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Only Me @ #16479: Nice. Never heard of ideal ***. Looked it up, learned something. Thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Alison @ #16477: Nice one. Especially Deacon. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Alison @ #16475: Strindberg music???? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16479: Good stuff. (The Strachan group would have a good overlap with Scotland managers) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Chris @ #583: DiD not get breaker, too early in the morning ! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Chris @ #16457: Like it (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Chris @ #16474: Not to easy (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16474: Just the thing first thing in the morning (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #16441: Nice grid. Think regicide should be allowed! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #16477: Tricky!.. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #16475: I could see what the grids should be, bit couldn’t complete the groups! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #16474: Quite an easy one, but pleasant. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #16465: Think artisans should be acceptable. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #16463: Not all U K residents pronounce lore and law the same! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16444: He had his hair shorn down to the skull? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16475: Full disclosure - the idea for this was inspired by an earlier grid I saw that I thought was a great idea. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Me @ #5909: Offal grid, wouldn't accept fish (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #15883: Keep rolling? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #5121: Musical tones isn’t really the definition of sol fa.... (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #5137: What is a buleador? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joan @ #5141: My and her are possessive adjectives, not pronouns. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16473: Sorry - posted twice somehow (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16468: Devon (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JonBob @ #16470: Nice play on expectations! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

anthony @ #16470: a good grid , (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16464: "Proceeded," not "preceded," so it's kosher. "Followed" would probably be a better word choice, though. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16463: The duplicated word is a problem. Liked the "apron" group, though, as it has lots of interesting potential terms that can fit in it. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16462: Only thing wrong with that group is mixing compound words in with phrases; it's cleaner with only one or the other. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16457: Some nice ideas and I appreciate the effort! Echo Giggsy's comment (it's not a hard-and-fast rule but certainly makes for a stronger link). I feel the "quid" and "stare" groups could be tighter as well; there are a huge number of things that can fit in those groups, so look for something slightly more specific that connects the items to make the solution more rewarding. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #16467: Of course this relatively easy wall was built off of that extremely difficult connection. Another thing I was tabling for that fiendish wall was words with unique properties such as dreamt being the only word ending in MT or sestettes being the only word which contains 3 letters thrice, but as you can see that connection is vague at best and impossible at worst. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #16466: *setting (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JonBob @ #16452: One of the best I've seen in a long while! Bravo! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #16466: I was also kind of worried about the English sausage myself but I asked a couple people and they thought it was valid. Must be a North American thing. My apologies for not looking into that either. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #16466: Oh dear what a blunder..... that’s what you get when you setvin the middle of the night.... my dearest apologies. The remaining clue would have been Tangier. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Only Me @ #16470: Nice to do. Thanks. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sausage Fan @ #16466: I thought that the 'sausage' connection was a bit weak. The term 'Italian sauasge' seems to be a North American term covering a wide variety of Italian-style sausages, and Wikipedia also tells me that the actual names of Hungarian sausage include Kolbász, Hurka or Téliszalámi. But as a Brit, I take particular exception to the idea of an 'English sausage' - you're probably refering to the humble linked pork sausage, but there are many varieties of that available, and what about the tasty Cumberland or Lincolnshire sausage? Yum. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16471: "spider-man" not accepted for the Spider-Man group. Some quite esoteric knowledge needed, and a couple of groups too similar. A bit more care needed to make this work. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Red Salamander @ #16466: And despite all that attention, you still put 'Reading' on the grid twice. Oops! :-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lyndon @ #16468: River Umber - wheres that (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16471: Yeah, the chances of me actually writing that about a grid involving x-factor are kinda slim, especially one I hadn't attempted. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Edwin @ #16471: 'Harry' is a wrong answer, as is 'John'. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Conor McGregor @ #16450: Shut up Khabib you stupid Russian (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Khabib Nurmagomedov @ #16450: This bad, i crush you. Stupid american. Praise Russia (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Haywood @ #16471: Completely agree with Tom, you are the GOAT. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16471: Possibly the best PuzzGrid I may have ever just attempted. Absolute class! You deserve a medal. Love You! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

mister toom @ #16450: worst puzzgrid i have played... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

aura @ #16063: Same as Polly. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

aura @ #16240: Really, "transport" isn't admissible for "transportation"? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

aura @ #6647: Same problem as "The Lad", I can't enter an answer even though I've tried pretty much every version of the answer including finding the definition in a dictionary :D (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JK @ #16464: Your explanation says "time" can precede the last group, but the last group precedes time. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #16467: When designing this grid I originally had an absolutely fiendish word related wall with categories like trigrams that are 3 consecutive letters (lABCoat, DEFy, touGHIe (as a joke), and hydroXYZine), words which are the longest of something (strengths (longest word with one vowel), lollipop, sweaterdresses, typewriter (longest words you can type with the left hand, right hand, and top row of the keyboard)). Words which are the shortest of their kind (Io (shortest word with 2 syllables), luge (shortest winning spelling bee word), eunoia (shortest word which all vowels) for example. This of course, wasn't used because of iouea and lack of ideas. I imagine if I made the grid as originally intended I would be getting flamed left right and centre as I wanted it to earn its Fiendish rating. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Quadraxus @ #16466: When it came to developing this grid I wanted to have two false categories, languages and bending arts in Avatar the last Airbender. I ended up scrapping the latter for being esoteric but you can still see remnants of it with earth and blood being there. Categories that were tabled but not chosen included Heavy ___ because I liked how it worked for both water and metal. Ultimately I chose not to include it because I couldn't sneak a language in there. Another category I was considering was White ___ with water and Russian. The last category I cut was Black ____ with water (a somewhat obscure term for liquid waste from coal or from toilet water), Russian (More obscure than White Russian), light, and metal. I ultimately did not include it as Russian sausage could be included in the sausages and black blood could be argued as valid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

J @ #16464: Don't think I'd have got the PM link anyway but would argue that if Lore is being described as a homophone of Law(r) then it is incorrect as adding a lazy r to Law shouldn't be allowed otherwise all sorts of dialects will be allowed for homophones and that will lead to anarchy and a complete breakdown in society as we know it. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16464: Good one - nice homophones - thanks (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #16450: I love you Mister Tom. Good grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Tony @ #11996: king lear answer is brilliant... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16464: Clever homophones but mixed the time connection. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16458: Didn't accept sailing terms! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

N.Ewbie @ #16450: Very clever - more please! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Zplig @ #16452: Agreed with the issue of connections. But knowing that I was correct is good enough for me :p (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16457: Idea with added words is that they go before or after, not both. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16462: Good. Not sure about Block group (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz @ #16443: Hi Mr Tom! Great grid, thankyou? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Baz @ #16452: Weak- correct link wasn't recognised as correct (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Onlythelonely @ #6692: One of the best so far, some excellent crossovers. Tutu could fit in three categories... in fact you could switch Tutu with Pirouette to make it even more fiendish (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16456: Simple but effective with some nice crossovers, thanks. My lack of knowledge regarding the "Molly" group meant I didn't spot that connection (but I'm not too worried about that!) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

James @ #583: 'Playback Controls' wasn't accepted as an answer for one category, which I feel is a bit stingy. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Barry Scott @ #16431: Excellent grid. Some tough red herrings! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16450: Enjoyable with some nice variety. I agree with Eagleeyes, but also think you've done enough to make this a worthwhile grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16452: A clever idea, it's just a shame that none of my correct answers for the connections were accepted! It spoiled what was otherwise an enjoyable grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16450: It is very difficult to come up with new themes but some of these have been done so often it makes it very easy for a seasoned gridder. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16437: I know - just couldn't manage it and I thought it would be right to have at least one grouping that was relevant (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16443: Very good - (I used to be in Bread - who did I play?) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

carol @ #6096: what's a bracket foot and a bun foot? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Giggsy @ #16444: Omegaman - good spot, although not sure about Shorn down. Yes - Beau, as in Beau Bridges (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

carol @ #6167: is kite a type of wind? is joint a tool? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #16444: The homophones line can also all be followed by 'down'. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

carol @ #6384: brass eye...??? beatles…..animal....???? the word is beetle and it is an insect....!! doves and eagles are birds...… monkees is how to spell the band.... monkeys are animals, yes, but are monkees….????? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Krista @ #14733: Re-categorise as VERY easy!! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16446: I like grids like this but there isn't a single solution in my book. The car group is obscure and could be several other things, musical notes for example, so it's very hard for someone to get that point. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

kittymcg @ #16444: Beau Bridges the actor is one example. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Grimace @ #16446: 5 stars just for the number plate group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Els @ #16447: good grid enjoyed the eragon group (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #16444: Well constructed (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dizz @ #16443: Good grid - a bit simple though! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16438: Very simple, but good fun. Take care on your accepted answers, as a couple of my correct answers weren't accepted. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #16444: A very enjoyable grid. Not sure about Bow though, is that a thing? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16440: A challenging grid. Just take care on making the explanations and accepted answers as clear and accurate as possible, as has already been said. I enjoyed this grid though, thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16441: Some nice crossovers. An enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16443: Simple but effective. Some great crossovers make this challenging but fun. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lebamski @ #16444: An excellent grid. The right balance of identifiable groups and crossovers. Thanks! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16441: Really well constructed - enjoyed immensely. Agree with both other comments (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

FirstGofer @ #16443: Excellent... great crossovers (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bob @ #10540: Won't accept 'no money'?! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

carol @ #6605: answers baaaaaad, too much not accepted - when will creators realise that the answers are as important as the connections????? what sort of people DO grids???? those that want their correct answers to be correct, that's who. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Not So Smug @ #16262: 0/0 Eh! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Smug @ #16261: 10/10 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

carol @ #6710: I don't think two of the groups in the islamist terrorist line are islamist at all. some small piece of research is easily done. poor show, (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adamn @ #13258: Good wall! the vegetable one really got me (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

carol @ #6827: because the 'correct' answers are so restricted this is a useless grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adamn @ #13269: I like the tele and social groups but I didn't like the "things that can run" group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gloria @ #16443: Grrr, very artful red herrings! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gloria @ #16443: Grrr, very artful red herrings! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adamn @ #13296: pretty good (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adamn @ #13447: learned a new word with "aweigh". (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #16441: Good James IV group though. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

paul @ #16440: The expression is "slow news day" I think, not "slow news" (4 weeks ago)

MG @ #16228: Good one (4 weeks ago)

MG @ #16240: Too easy (4 weeks ago)

MG @ #16438: Good starter (4 weeks ago)

Polly @ #16063: A climbing frame and a sandpit are not "activities". This group are more accurately described as "things found in a playground". (4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16437: Very nice! Would be perfect if you found a replacement for the "pumpkin" connection. Seeing that revealed felt like quite a letdown after the rest. (4 weeks ago)

Grimace @ #16441: Not a bad grid but I found it confusing that McKinley and Trotsky were referred to only by their last name when others were referred to by their full name. Made me think it must be part of a connection that wasn't there. (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16439: Fibonacci was its best point I thought! There was too little interplay though - these sorts of grids work best when there are groups with both letters and numbers in them (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16429: @ 2 Cleverbyhalf yeah, I actually considered putting them both in when thiinking of things for C, then got distracted and forgot. Given the arguable ambiguity I should have remembered :-( (4 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #16388: Very good. Completed just in time but didn't know the Spiderman link. (4 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #16440: It's a shame there's no ability to edit/refine the link explanations and keywords after submission in response to feedback in the comments. (4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16440: homophones didn't affect my score as I didn't see the connection! A good challenge... gave myself an extra point for alcoholic drinks, which wasn't accepted. (4 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #16429: I really liked this, but got the gist just too late to complete in time. (4 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #16431: Football and islands in the same grid. Magic. (4 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #16440: Thanks Mister Tom. I did indeed. Apologies to anyone who loses points as a result! (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16440: I think you mean homophones not homonyms. Not bad though (4 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #16439: The years are also football world cups of course. Fibonacci is tough! And doesn't really fit so well being different numbers of elements in each answer. (4 weeks ago)

Ian Sewell @ #184: Top and dog are interchangeable. (4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16438: Agree with MrT... shame it didn't accept synonyms. (4 weeks ago)

DH @ #16431: I also saw 'split into two words' answer Turn Pike Car Row Grim Ace Pass Word (4 weeks ago)

Els @ #16429: Great grid - good fun and enjoyable - thanks (4 weeks ago)

Els @ #16429: (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16438: Too easy. The one crossover was a nice idea but because of the double ings didn't quite work (4 weeks ago)

Adamn @ #15188: so hard! I really appreciate the overall theme of the wall. However, some of the connections were not strong enough and I felt the were stretches (4 weeks ago)

Adamn @ #15905: I appreciated all of the family guy red herrings! The farm anagrams were too much for me, not a fun enough connection. (4 weeks ago)

Marky Sharky Fan 101 @ #16343: Listen here buster u can’t chat like that bout my man Marky Sharky Totally agree with BigHarryDotters I wouldn’t mess with him (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16431: Youre right, damnit. Mind's clearly gone (4 weeks ago)

brijeshp @ #16434: sry this is incorrect 16435 is the right one (4 weeks ago)

anthony @ #16430: a good grid ,bond group tricky (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #16431: I don't see any "Close" in Star Wars either but it was still a good grid. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #16428: "They all contain images of the British monarch"... you'll find it hard to believe, but there are people from outside the UK doing these puzzles too (who have different coins, banknotes, stamps, and medals) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fidster @ #16431: Struggling to find an actress named "Close" from Star Wars. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fidster @ #16431: Struggling to find an actress named "Close" from Star Wars. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fidster @ #16431: Struggling to find an actress named "Close" from Star Wars. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lyndon @ #16429: too many homophones - difficult to match not up to your usual good standard (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lebamski @ #16430: Some nice ideas. The "Bond" group feels too obscure to be achievable though. A fun and challenging grid overall. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #16431: It's meant to be gri-Mace, which isn't. Good spot though (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hubby @ #16431: Good grid - I found a different connection for the weapons group because they can all be split in the middle to create two separate words. Grim-Ace is a little tenuous though (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

carol @ #6961: actually I think the phrase is card sharp not shark. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Adamn @ #13483: I really should have gotten the Snow one. Nice (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

ace deception @ #13880: wow....... i guess you're the REAL ace deception! ha! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Adamn @ #14071: Hospital wings? genius (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

carol @ #7030: I do not subscribe to marking yourself correct (even when totally correct) and being happy about it. the answers are as important as the grid. there must be sense in them. otherwise don't bother designing grids..... (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

ace deception @ #14090: fun! want to show my whole family (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

carol @ #7065: agree with pammy - ggrrrrrrr (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

pink floyd @ #14161: Loved it (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Giggsy @ #16431: Nice one - Carrow deflection was good. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16429: Very nice grid. You could make a case for there being more han one solution though. Swapping the 'Roman Numeral' and the 'Yes!' around (I is a numeral and Yes! could be Si 'C') Only mention n cos I tried it this way first! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #16425: see, I'm not a big fan of anagrams in these grids, but when the puzzle setter generously gives something like "lube" which after 10 or 15 seconds of headbusting you realise clearly doesn't fit into anything, then you go through the checklist of other possibilities and eventually hit anagram, not long after you get "blue,", then you see "genre" and you're off. So intellectually it's a solvable process rather than a blank wall. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #16429: L.H.O.O.Q. ya got me (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

kittymcg @ #16429: Good fun. Thank you (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dh @ #16429: Very Nice. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Robbo @ #16429: Very cunning, my kind of grid. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16430: I was just contemplating a grid with a group based on a film which if memory serves came out in the same year. no, too obsucre, I thought to myself... (1 month ago)

4by4 @ #16429: I see you cue the solution very cleverly. (1 month ago)

carol @ #7148: what on earth are court cards? I have lived for several decades and have never heard of them.... (1 month ago)

carol @ #7162: not accepted cannabis, grrrrr (1 month ago)

carol @ #7185: agree with previous comments. I believe the accepted answers are part of the game. soooooooo frustrating when your correct answer is rejected. I purposely wrote ales as these are craft 'beers' aka ales or real ales. (1 month ago)

Midge @ #16429: Best grid for a while. Thanks Mister Tom. (1 month ago)

Pamela @ #16255: A week would be nice (1 month ago)

Me @ #6870: Wouldn't accept homophones (1 month ago)

Gloria @ #16429: LOVE IT ! (1 month ago)

Laura @ #16429: Enjoyed this one! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16424: Up to your usual standard. At the time of writing this has the same quality rating as 16416. Seriously, what the hell?! (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16162: I thought it was a bit mean not to allow "Manhattan" for the NY group as these streets are specifically found in Manhattan. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16428: Thanks for setting. There were some really nice ideas here which for me outweighs the critiicism below....but the Golf group I thought in particular overstretched. (1 month ago)

carol @ #7372: liked it! (1 month ago)

Dh @ #16425: Good one. Dont Know Teal (1 month ago)

Dh @ #16428: Matthew mark luke and John. But did not take New testament. (1 month ago)

Fridge @ #16425: Fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed it. (1 month ago)

Fridge @ #16428: Didn't find it as bad as the others seem to have. 7/10. I strangely got the monarch's head straight away. And the trees were very obvious. Found the T connection at the end but had to mix and match a bit. Didn't have a clue about the Skywalker group and frankly still don't .If someone could explain? (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #16425: good, though pretty straightforward (1 month ago)

bonehead @ #16428: not bad, but the medal group.... could be just stuff that people collect (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #16412: Fun. Thank you (1 month ago)

Corn fields of glory @ #11310: Wow this was garbage and so obvious maybe try next time I can’t belie you could be so noob. Bit more afford would be appertaining thank you (1 month ago)

knife @ #16416: Excellently summed up by haywood (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16423: 10/10 because I'm familiar with all those lyrics. If you know the lyrics, it's not much of a challenge (crossovers, herrings...). otherwise... I think there should be a moratorium on Beatles and footbal clues for now. (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #16428: I disagree it's impossible but some of your links are a little stretched or imperfect. More detailed explanations would be nice. (1 month ago)

D @ #16428: Medal is a poor clue for that group Card & Shirt are poor clues for that group Major is a poor clue for the final group The 4th Group I have no problem with but its basically impossible (1 month ago)

Grimace @ #16428: I'm not sure about the British monarch group. Even if we take it as read that you meant in Britain, there are plenty of medals that don't have a picture of the British monarch on them. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16425: Extra star for lube, you bounder (1 month ago)

Swornenemy @ #11851: Nice one! (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #16395: Liked it, although I opted for Starr rather than astronomical. There was a Freddie and a Keith! Still marked right though. :-) (1 month ago)

Red Salamander @ #16414: 'Argo' was certainly not a crew member, as stated - although Argus was. And it may be pushing it a bit to suggest Ben Affleck was a 'star' of Mallrats :-) (1 month ago)

Red Salamander @ #16415: Agreed - the 'moon' group is very weak. Also, to fit the context of the rest of its group 'Celtic' should have been 'Celts' (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #16416: Pretty poor tbh, as mentioned, too much specific knowledge required, no crossovers, and using the same grouping twice albeit slightly changed is pretty lazy (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #7514: Carol....All i see from you is criticism of others grids, yet i notice you've not created any yourself? Perhaps make a few grids, realise it's not easy, and wind your neck in (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #16388: Very clever... brilliant crossovers. Was convinced Kite went with sandman for a while! Let down by my knowledge of the Venom group and was duped by Electro. Thoroughly enjoyed this one :-) (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #16404: Agree wholeheartedly with Minerva. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #16407: Definitely a grid of 2 halves! Got the opera groups immediately (personally would have either put all in English, i.e. The Magic Flute; or all in original language, i.e. Le Nozze di Figaro). Agree with comment about about the countries. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #16414: Well constructed with red herrings and crossovers in 2 groups, but Argo doesn't work. (1 month ago)

OneEleven @ #16419: I apologise to all - a red herring/link not noticed meant you can rotate one clue for each group to the next and it will align perfectly so this grid is invalid. I've asked for it to be deleted and I hope the site admin will do so. (1 month ago)

carol @ #7386: answers dire. soooooooo disappointing (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #7406: How much would you like to bet? Purely out of interest 😜 (1 month ago)

carol @ #7406: well I thought the countries line was ridiculous - who would ever get that without consulting the internet (bet the creator did) - definitely not easy. (1 month ago)

carol @ #7434: what?????????? these are all verbs...…!!!!!!!!! also anxious marked wrong - dearie me.... (1 month ago)

carol @ #7475: accepted answers disappointing, as usual I'm afraid to say. not you in particular, but many grid creators. (1 month ago)

carol @ #7488: silly fish line (1 month ago)

carol @ #7514: sorry - ridiculous (1 month ago)

carol @ #7535: sadly you have never heard of the word unique..... (1 month ago)

carol @ #7550: my usual comment - game is spoilt by non-acceptance of answers which are correct. the whole package has to ring true. being clever making a grid is really diminished by not having a proper range of the correct answers. but I liked the grid. (1 month ago)

Swornenemy @ #11865: Nice grid. The zeds connection was a bit tenuous (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16415: Big fan of the hidden anagrams. Didn't get that one though, agree with Mister Tom that it's a bit wide and doing 1 country would be better. The "moon" group is a bit poor though. (1 month ago)

kittymcg @ #16414: I like the Dogma group! (1 month ago)

BigHarryDotters @ #16343: Come on then Haywood I will absolutely John Bomb you back to 2010 (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16415: Personally, I disagree- well hidden anagrams are commendable - though maybe limiting to the 1 country would be better (pairs? Mines?). One of them did scream"Anagram" to me, and that was enough. But they do make a grid harder. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16414: Clever stuff - could see ehat was going on but didn't twig too late the second film group. Sparta (and Argo- in the argo group??) felt a bit weak, but a noble effort. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16399: Yeah They are all birds... but I think in context it's fair you needed to be specific- after all they were all animals, so you could say there is no unique solution 😜 (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16416: Agree. This was.... not great. The bass group sticks out like a sore thumb - I can't see how it was intended to interact with the rest of the grid. thereafter it's a test of world geography with the only chance of insight being guessing that there are 8 rivers rather than 5 or 6. Crossovers were thin on the ground. Better rivers might have been those that could be easily mistaken for something else - eg Amazon, Po, Darling, Colorado, Yellow ( though they have been done before... ). yes Amur is also a forest or a tiger, but a) as such it was all on its lonesome and b) Theyre all geography based. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16416: requires specific geographical knowledge as opposed to reasoning power. If the knowledge is in place then it is very straightforward, with no crossovers or herrings. If it is not, then there is little chance you can think your way through the puzzle to solve it. That is why it is not enjoyable. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16415: personally I'm not a big fan of the anagrams as it is too hard to climb "into" them i.e. so much time is spent recognising that they are anagrams in the first place; secondly, so many European cities that with an anagram line the link should be much tighter than that - capitals maybe. But good effort, I got all the links but couldn't get the clues in on time. (1 month ago)

Johnny @ #16399: National Flags group are all just birds! First group I got, for entirely the wrong reason apparently. (1 month ago)

FirstGofer @ #16410: Found it very difficult, not having heard of any in the Butlers group or 2 in the Small group. (1 month ago)

scotland0 @ #16416: I wouldn't call it particularly clever to use two sets of rivers. (1 month ago)

wales3443 @ #16416: Really clever but stupidly hard. (1 month ago)

w4g @ #16416: too hard to be fun (1 month ago)

clever82 @ #16416: Not 'very easy' like the name suggests. Should be under 'fiendish'. (1 month ago)

Stanislav Moncrieffe @ #16416: Good (1 month ago)

twiddlepin @ #16410: Way too clever for me. The unused Ford and Vauxhall car themes made this fiendish! (1 month ago)

Asciliam @ #16388: Tricky. Liked some of the crossovers and the 'blue sky' group. (1 month ago)

Asciliam @ #16408: That was a fun one, thanks. Clever groups. (1 month ago)

Asciliam @ #16389: Very enjoyable, not too hard. Especially liked the 'bee' group. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #16408: Not many crossovers, and relatively straightforward.....but i really liked this. Thanks (1 month ago)

B @ #14520: Best one so far! (1 month ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16407: There are multiple solutions I'm afraid. Ecuador Gabon Kenya and Uganda all produce coffee as well, so all could fit in that group and they could take the places of Colombia and Indonesia which also lie on the equator. This makes for around 8 or 9 separate correct solutions. (1 month ago)

andy & Chris @ #16065: Easy!! We liked it. (Chris says she got most of that herself. Andy would be inclined to disagree.) (1 month ago)

andy & Chris @ #16389: We liked the Sting connection. It was the only part we didn't get! Very Good! (1 month ago)

0/0 @ #16223: No idea (1 month ago)

Bryan @ #4155: Agree with Aidan. My guess was playing surfaces (1 month ago)

sdr @ #16407: Hard. (1 month ago)

minerva134 @ #16404: Perhaps a greater range of options for the Jesus category would be useful e.g. New Testament, bible rather than just Christianity? (1 month ago)

D @ #16405: Work on you're right answers please. It didn't accept any of my answers even though I had 3 of links and the last one doesn't make any sense. (1 month ago)

Anonymous @ #16405: Amazing puzzgrid please make more my class loved it. (1 month ago)

Marky Sharky Fan 101 @ #16335: Another great grid man really top stuff (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #16381: Smart - Got the treaties - that was it - note to self: must become more knowledgable. (1 month ago)

Giigsy @ #16381: Smart - Got the treaties - that was it - note to self: must become more knowledgable. (1 month ago)

Giigsy @ #16399: Knew they had to be simple solutions - got the colours only. (1 month ago)

Giigsy @ #16400: Good one - not a racing fan so would never have got that. Ross was a good crossover. (1 month ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16296: haywood: ha! one might! (1 month ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16295: haywood: probably not. (1 month ago)

Fnmndndndn @ #16401: Short appears twice and the description are not clear enough. Good first attempt though. :) (1 month ago)

Haribo @ #8652: Don't you just love the moaning myrtle, complainer police "too easy waaa" - choose a harder level then and jog on :) I enjoyed this one, specially the link with the letter sounds! Great grid! (1 month ago)

Haribo @ #9020: I loved the hidden story :) (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16339: Unusual in that I got the grid resolved but not with enough clarity on the groups to get more than 5/10. Good fun tho (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #16398: Good grid. (1 month ago)

Troy @ #16351: Not as Good as CSGO (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #16399: Tricky but excellent in my opinion. Only managed a 2/10 though. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16399: I seldom joke, these days (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #16399: you have got to be joking (1 month ago)

Paul @ #8199: Working out the explanation in the answer was a challenge itself (1 month ago)

carol @ #7641: I do think the answers and their acceptance is a vital and key part of the enjoyment of the grids. part of the whole game, not an aside to be in your own head...!! certainly doesn't spoil the day! just a frisson of annoyance at the time! (1 month ago)

carol @ #7643: starsign animals not accepted - grrrrrrr (1 month ago)

carol @ #7675: well, I said seals for bottles/jars etc and was marked wrong. soooooooo irritating….! (1 month ago)

B @ #6692: Typewriter - that useless bit of trivia finally came in handy. 10/10! (1 month ago)

carol @ #7739: I expect you've sorted the daft answer range. three out of my four answers were TOTALLY correct but marked wrong as other comments show! the answers are as important to those who do the grids as actually doing the grids!! (1 month ago)

carol @ #7756: please check your spelling - tis dire! (1 month ago)

carol @ #7773: good (1 month ago)

Jt @ #1586: Need to expand category descriptions accepted. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #16394: Wouldn't accept synonyms but the hidden names caught me out. (1 month ago)

Haribo @ #10570: Lambs lettuce for Lamb L, not sure about Corn S though? (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16394: not sure "Charlie" counts as a crossover or herring as I don't see Chelsea hiring any manager by that name. :) Thanks for the grid though. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16401: Hi Paddy, I don't think you're quite getting this. Have a look at the BBC Only Connect site and maybe you'll understand a bit better. Can't post the URL here but google BBC Only Connect, should take you there. (1 month ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #16401: Anyone else confused? (1 month ago)

carol @ #7901: sorry I know I shouldn't be negative but errors like using the wrong word ie penultimate, and saying that the words in the plenty/adequate etc line all mean the same (they absolutely don't!!)......irritate me no end!! Please please check over. Make your grid great not half right! (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16399: Not actually what I'm ever trying to achieve... Fair point about countries: Uganda Ecuador PNG and Dominica since you ask p. There aren't really any non- obscure ones for that group tho (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16392: Antony: Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war. Julius Caesar III-i But no, I didn't get it either. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16400: 6/10 coz I can't spell "Carrribbbean" , good job (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16399: right well I got a big Canada goose egg on this and I was getting ready to flame for being so obscure, but now I grudgingly see the simplicity of it (even though the flag line requires some specialist knowledge and it might have been nice to list the actual countries.) So, grr but well done. (1 month ago)

Grace @ #16351: I miss you all (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16400: Bravissimo! (1 month ago)

good grid @ #16395: (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #16395: Bah. I am always mixing up my sciences and pseudo sciences. (1 month ago)

MaggieThatcher @ #16375: Pretentious twaddle (1 month ago)

Grimace @ #16395: I put celestial bodies. I'd imagine this grid would have been hard if I wasn't once a tekken fan. I'd have never got the apes. (1 month ago)

Danielle & Jakub @ #16375: 👍🏼 (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16395: astronomical, perhaps, rather than astrological. Nice line, though. (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #16392: your having a laugh why did`nt you do a list of your relatives - would have been easier Cry havoc !!!! - never heard of that (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #16393: A pretty good grid. Plenty of cross overs. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16393: too tough for me, couldn't climb into it. (1 month ago)

Nathan @ #16351: (1 month ago)

Nathan @ #16352: (1 month ago)

Barry Scott @ #16387: Love it. Like a strong theme. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #16337: @tb8 Think The Beatles, not Marvel Comics. (1 month ago)

not amused @ #16375: NO! (1 month ago)

tb8 @ #16337: it's rocket not rocky? ;) (1 month ago)

Nicole @ #16351: (1 month ago)

aaron @ #16351: spelling errors :( (1 month ago)

aaron @ #16352: (1 month ago)

oh no @ #16362: Hermione's cat's name was spelled Crookshanks. Otherwise enjoyable. (1 month ago)

D @ #16382: I work with things like "EC2" on a daily basis and even then it was too obscure for me. (1 month ago)

Grimace @ #16281: I thought communistcol must be some kind of drug when I was playing it. (1 month ago)

D @ #16393: I felt the "De" group is a bit too weak a connection in my opinion. (1 month ago)

JonBob @ #16389: Really nice overall! Mostly echoing what has been said; a couple of the clever groups mix two types of connections together, which makes it messier than it needs be. Pick only one of "has a" or "is a" or "is named" for each group, and it will all come together splendidly. (1 month ago)

Anonymous @ #16351: The links are so specific, it makes answering it so difficult. (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #16382: Certainly tricky, 1/10 for me, but not unfair. A little niche perhaps. Also I enjoy a few of the writers and didn't know they were Mormon so educational for me. (1 month ago)

JJ @ #19: "Capitals" should also accept "Caribbean", as that's where they all are (1 month ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16389: Goat would of fitted better than Capricorn, but I see what you were trying to do with crossovers good grid (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #16382: did not even try - did`nt know half of the words - terrible grid (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #16386: you may as well asked for your neighbours names (1 month ago)

Alice @ #16383: Too many of the same kind of connection. Traditionally, each connection on the wall is a different kind. (1 month ago)

Lyndon @ #16387: enjoyed doing this (1 month ago)

haywood @ #16381: edwardo fyi there is no colour assignation to groups (1 month ago)

Alice @ #16389: Capricorn does not fit with the other three in its group. (1 month ago)

elsie @ #16351: (1 month ago)

macabaret @ #16387: The idea is superb and I'd love to see more of these kinds. But a bit more challenging with more red herrings! But very well done. (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #4195: The group with "Forest" in it could conceivably also be united with "oynpx" rather than "terra" (rot-13 to stop spoilering) (1 month ago)

hubby @ #16389: Probably needed to use zodiac rather than astrological but I awarded myself full marks anyway ;-) Fun grid (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #10537: Trying this a second time, spotted the misdirections... it's much better than I gave it credit for (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #10550: 1 and 64 can be swapped. 1* (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16388: Thanks TCBH! That makes sense. (1 month ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16389: there is no 'Red' group. the colour depends on which order you solve them. (the red group is the third group to be solved) Also out of curiosity, what do mean by the C___ might've been better as G____? I know you're trying to avoid spoilers but its not clear! (1 month ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16388: the blue group is which ever group is completed last (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16388: I just did the grid again and the same group also came out blue! It was the one with "bitter" in it. I particularly like that one! (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16373: Blue line - well you either know it or you don't and I didn't but it's fair enough. But the red group needs to have a much tigher link between the answers (particularly because a much tighter link exists between one of the red group and one of the blue group). (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #15901: I don't know that this is finished. I put a C word for blue and an H word for green and it said wrong. I think this one might be unfinished or trolling me. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #16388: Ta- but afaik the colours are random- there's no "blue group." Wou certainly dont get colours assigned when setting. Unless you mean blue sky? (1 month ago)

Only Me @ #16389: Liked this, thanks. (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16388: Nice grid - couldn't find the link for the blue group but had me slapping myself when I saw the reveal. (1 month ago)

edwardo @ #16389: The red group confuses me - one is the "name" and the other 3 are "descriptions" - C_____ might have been better as G___? Even so this is a good grid, solvable and the connections were clear. (1 month ago)

Midge @ #15019: Bloody hell.. (1 month ago)

Onlythelonely @ #204: Penguin isn’t actually a children’s book publisher - they publish for all ages. Puffin is Penguin’s exclusively children's brand I believe (1 month ago)

Paul @ #16365: Got. Caught out with the job twice 😂 (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16389: good grid, only sour note was that "astrological symbols" not accepted (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16383: good grid. Assassin in the singular was refused though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16387: Hey, now that's nice and easy (peasy, lemon squeezy)! Gone in 60 seconds, once I twigged what was going on. Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #1708: Unpossible (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16370: It's a friendly, he's unavailable :-p (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16377: Staggeringly nasty and very good (but note Troy wasn't greek - it was in Asia Minor, modern day Turkey). Nowt wrong with hard puzzles per se but as a rule of thumb, grids will usually be rated harder than you expected (even allowing for this rule of thumb). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Poopooo @ #3754: holes in body- incorrect kitchen appliances- incorrect Haircut- incorrect onomatopoeia-incorrect Man fuck this (1 month, 1 week ago)

Poopoo @ #14642: To vague (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16387: Apparently agist is a word, though possibly not the one intended! Thank goodness for that. Nice idea but Needed crossovers, e.g. Read, Rick, Loud (1 month, 1 week ago)

Poopooface @ #15019: Wow what a troll (1 month, 1 week ago)

B @ #16383: Tough cookie! 10/10 with seconds to spare. (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16383: Grid was good. I was rubbish. (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16377: Me too - seems that's tougher than we think. Yours are smart though. Keep going. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16381: Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

gridaddict @ #16376: Should have accepted "collective nouns" for groups of animals. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DrunkenTypist @ #16381: I thought this was an excellent puzzle - I got two of the groups, should have got the Danube one. The Eurovision one would not have occured to me in a million years! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16383: I agree with hard. I scored 1/10. Getable answers though. Thanks for making the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16381: oh well, i thought i gave enough to go on, but i guess i must try harder (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16377: we must both be thick as planks, then. They reckoned my first one was too easy. I'm aiming for medium but clearly it's trickier than it sounds (1 month, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #16377: hahaha nice one Giggsy, thought there was something greek and parky going on but just too obscure to be enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2748: So good I reused the space group several years later (1 month, 1 week ago)

Joe @ #16381: One of those grids the setter has enjoyed making much more than anyone trying to solve it. Thanks anyway (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12631: Go9d one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #16321: It was a joke you nob (1 month, 1 week ago)

? @ #16378: So are you saying there are 360 seconds in an hour? Think you missed a 0 off!! Would not have got it either way though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16382: 0 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jon of Kent @ #16342: Even though I know nothing about films I did manage to get some of this. The acid category seems getting on unreasonable to me, unfortunately! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16377: You think mine are too hard? I didn't get any of these. (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #16381: I was only able to identify one group (blue)- the red and green groups having chronological aspects to them makes this tough. Last four.." doesn't work as well on the wall as it does on a sequence round on OC. Makes it really tough. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16275: "Timer timer" - says it all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16296: is that what you use to make your famous "peanut butter jelly sandwiches"? (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16378: huh? (1 month, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #16379: red herring is a red herring. Just herring would have been better (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16379: Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Russell @ #16374: only identified one row and not earlier enough to help with a second. i cant believe i didnt see those witches and wizards ahgh. nide one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Russell @ #16342: only identified one row and not earlier enough to get another! (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #16378: Not a numbers guy but I managed to solve it, though I couldn't identify the blue group, which seems a bit cheap. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16378: "It needed more crossovers" was *not* the first thing that came to mind. All-number puzzles tend to be completely opaque to me, even if I am familiar with the groups; it's just too easy to find mathematical or referential patterns in an arbitrary group of four numbers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #16345: Great grid - I couldn't get out any of the groups but once they were unscrambled the connections were very obvious. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16376: Hard but fair. Nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16376: 1/10 for me. But a fair grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #11072: Without crossovers it's just a tough geography test... maybe use amur as a forest? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #1879: Never heard of carven, , but if it's a word that's ingenious (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16378: I guess the two 1 thing works... but I suspect some will see it and just assume a mistake. It needed more crossovers. Suspect people will either find this fiendish or straightforward. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16298: haywood: you're too kind! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16296: haywood: it's a very common white bread brand sold in the US. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16330: Wow, you outdid yourself! Valerie from the gallery still shouting. Maybe it's you the 5th Beatle! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16367: Come on now, you can do better than that! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16356: Scar group was a total killer - clever stuff. John Demme directed Philadelphia and imho is a much more accomplished director than spielboob. Thanks for nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16376: Well constructed. Have used the walking group before so found this v straightforward but had the wrong link for the school group - thinking in the US all would involve flags/patriotism... (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16370: Forgot to say thanks. Aren't you supposed to be managing Wales or something? Get back to work and stop making up grids! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16376: 2/10 aarg, really titillating, annoying, teasing, which is what it is supposed to do, I suppose. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16374: 7/10, don't know harry potter, fluked and wangchucked my way through the rest. Enjoyable grid, thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16373: got the bond line, almost the cycling line, rest was too tough. Don't lots of people have knighthoods? Even Bloody Bob Geldof has one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16372: Blast, I was about to submit one with the metro stations - it's an excellent line, with so many possibilities (e.g. Franklin D. Roosevelt). Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Emily @ #16368: Nice😎 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mia Peo @ #16368: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mia Peo @ #16368: (1 month, 1 week ago)

D @ #16372: Requires quite specific knowledge especially the "Clapton" one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex mon @ #4032: It was good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex mon @ #4032: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16367: I was fine with the cities, the stations got me. Horses for courses I suppose. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16370: A good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Spencer @ #16371: Das ist sehr gut (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16370: 3/10 still too tough for me, and I don't know english football. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16369: tough but fair. I like the sticky line (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16361: @Johnny I'll give you "synonyms" all right, point taken, but "flightless" was a minimum for the other one. @Kitty Was there a Scarecrow in FMJ? I didn't know. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #16364: Thanks for pointing out the non-acceptability of "Castle", I must be more careful. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16370: Can't complain it was too footy focussed, given the group U didn't get. . (1 month, 1 week ago)

B @ #16333: Good one, though had an alternate connection - Roll, Stick, Kit, and Beat can all be followed by up! (1 month, 1 week ago)

B @ #16365: Cheeky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #16362: Excellent grid. Gettable with good red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #16365: Great - got it just in time but some of those red group red herrings!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #16364: 'Castle' wasn't accepted for English castles. Otherwise it was a nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16367: not sure many would get the past city names. At least I didn't. (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16365: Good one - Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16325: Blimey - I didn't get bollocked this much at school. (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16333: Thanks for the feedback (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16353: They're not wrong though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

giggsy @ #16356: One group is Hanks alone - the other is Hanks and Spielberg combined. (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16361: Joker & scarecrow could be swapped and still have a legitimate solution, albeit with one different connection (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16356: The Scar group is really pleasing :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16362: Quality grid. Thank you (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8160: don't agree (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #16353: Another one with overly stringent answers. "India", "Relations" and "American Civil War" all marked as wrong. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #16356: Agreed. Odd that "Hanks" is accepted for one group and not the other. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #16361: "Birds" and "Synonyms" both marked wrong. Bit too stringent I reckon. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16294: Sold my electric guitar so not picking it much these days :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16295: 4/10 man that was tough. But good. Did you really need "noise" after "background"? (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16296: What's wonderbread? Sounds amazing (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16343: Hey, thanks a bunch for wasting everyone's time. Please stick to your marky sharky schoolboy fanclub (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16332: I matched only me's score. At least I don't feel like such a dumdum. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16335: huh? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Larry @ #16186: The grid was tougher than I initially thought. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16342: damn, a bit tough titty. Think I'll stick to the mediums for now. (1 month, 1 week ago)

This is just bad @ #2534: This is just bad (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16333: tantalising. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16321: @jody thanks for insulting me, twice. Yes 2/10 was my score, not rating, no it doesn't mean I'm thick. You might want to revise there/their, and also where I'm from knob takes a "k" (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16353: Good, challenging grid. I doff my hat. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16339: didn't know the nordies were allowed on here. Up King Billy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16354: "A" : that's almost as good as Valerie in the gallery! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16362: Lovely. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16356: The difference between the "Bridge of Spies" and "Splash" groups is too subtle for my tastes, but that's me being nitpicky. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16353: This was great. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16354: Some really nice ideas, but a couple factual problems that let it down. "White" doesn't work there, both because the album is actually called "The Beatles" and even if we use the nickname we'd get "The," not "White." Then "Sgt." is a stretch because it's fictional, unlike the others. Overall I still enjoyed it, though! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16322: 1/10, bah! Keep trying. (nobody's angry, we all want to help). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16362: Good one. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16353: good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16361: Enjoyed that. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8305: the I before e grid line is a total cop out. weak (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8309: really like your grids. thank you. they reflect my own way of thinking, maybe. also I trust your grids. others can be off beam because no research and/or checking was done, or the spelling is silly (so you have to take that into account), or a crazy totally obscure idea has made one of the grid lines! PS I'm generally hopeless, not an aficionado in the least (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8354: sorry, thot this was not great. answers did not cover all bases and not all correct. (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8362: wouldn't accept berries - for goodness sake! correct answer apparently is 'type of berry' (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16333: I liked the interconnectedness! And like Vixen, I prefer achievable over niche and impossible. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

J @ #16347: Also same but with nicer words. I think the groups were Pizza, Coctails, Harvey, & Call of Duty (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16343: Nonsense. Avoid, people! (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16335: This is not general interest if only people in your school can do it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16320: Thanks for the feedback (1 month, 1 week ago)

Marky Sharky Fan 101 @ #16343: This has to be the best grid I’ve ever played Top work g Keep it up (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #3230: Very clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16345: Agree. It's clear that is the group cos nowt else follows world economic... but good luck with the other 3. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16347: Same but with nicer words. (1 month, 1 week ago)

alicoo @ #16335: Maths teacher???? I don't understand. Harry Dotters??? (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Truth @ #16347: Real descriptive, bud. Sorry to take up so much of your fucking time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16338: Roosevelt is an island, for one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #8355: May the force be with you Jeddy... ooops! My mistake, wrong Jedi. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #16333: I liked it, it was fun even if having links mixed in made it a bit on the easy side, I rate grids higher that I enjoy, over clever but impossible, very nice thanks :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16161: Very good - missed Rat until solved too. So obvious when you see it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16343: wtf? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16342: Got the films, Titanic was a good red herring - Didn't know the acids (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16344: Complete nonsense - Tona Can? Humperty - A in the middle. Run along (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16345: Got the fags, then got hung up on clever mag refs - found some links a bit obscure, like Forums. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16333: That was the fun connection (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16281: I double-bogeyed that one :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16345: Angela Merkel thinks I'm working. Thids is how I'm spending the afternoon. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16298: 7/10 I love the Silverman grids, they make me feel clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16320: excellent grid 4/10 shudda done betta (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16332: My score .......zero. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16325: Not much fun I'm afraid. Try to put yourself in the place of the puzzle solver, and maybe spend more time thinking through fewer and higher quality puzzles rather than outputting loads. The Beatles line, for example, is 3/4 great, but "Valerie" ruins it because no one will remember that from inside the song, wheareas the other 3 are in the title. Also, pointing out alternate legitimate answers that are not accepted is not nitpicking. Others may enter variations of correct answers that you need to consider and allow for. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16337: Easy peasy lemon squeezy 10/10, still enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Bruiser @ #16344: This was an absolute unit from my Guy living on the street from like 230 BC mental combo and very lit. See you in the ends - Big H Dawg 2010 - 2018 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Worthindog Fan 101 @ #16344: Absolute rubbish! What a joker. how are we meant to get these?! "This game is a fix!" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Worthindog Fan 101 @ #16343: The best one ever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mark Sharky @ #16343: amazing (1 month, 1 week ago)

SuckingAss @ #6729: Fucc economics (1 month, 1 week ago)

grey-garth @ #16311: good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mark Sharky @ #16272: Poo (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mark Sharky @ #16275: This was epic! MR J Dog will be proud (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16333: Very clever, although I agree it might have been morfe challenging if the links didn't also appear in the grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8409: said I pods and was WRONG. hate that... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16337: Nice. the distractions amused rather than puzzled. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16338: All reasonable categories but if there were crossovers I missed them, apart from Orlando. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16330: Ridiculously difficult and far too niche for general audience.....No way anybody's doing this (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16333: Personally I am not a huge fan of the links appearing in the grid itself, but maybe that's just me. Thanks for posting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16332: Pretty niche this....good luck anyone completing it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16336: Please explain your answer to the Cardiff group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #16183: Hello Lindy, I just tried it and sauce worked OK. (1 month, 1 week ago)

NKR_Always @ #16298: Guess I should be flattered ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16140: Very good. 7/10. Didn't see Ster row (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16332: I found it impossible to even start (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16330: Too niche for a general audience. I doubt even a fan would get more than one group, (1 month, 1 week ago)

Espy @ #9798: So good! (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8687: is a web browser different from a search engine? all performed on stage is a tenuous connection (and orchestras do not always perform on stage either) (1 month, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16320: Nice tricky grid. Was kicking myself for being flummoxed by caddy, which I was sure must be a golf one. As to "Van" and "van", maybe I'm being simplistic but isn't it because of the initial letter, uppercase or lowercase? Strictly speaking, Van has to be used with Vancouver and Morrison. And that prompts my wee quibble: the grid entry really has to be "couver" as the answer isn't VanCouver. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16301: 7/10: this is more my level! What is Saved by a Bell? (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16300: 4/10 shudda dunbetta (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #16321: Really? Sorry in that case, should have called him thick (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16325: I have seen much harder grids to get started on. Thought this would be fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16325: Same thing isn't it? Nit pick away though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

M @ #16325: How is the correct answer to the second group not First Ladies...? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fiona @ #5731: Grid good , answers inflexible! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lyndon @ #16325: too difficult to get started - too many possibilities for each - give us a chance (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve111 @ #16315: Harry potter book is deathly HALLOWS not hollow (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8705: ancient skilled workers should be accepted - surnames is correct but so is the actual job each did/does (1 month, 1 week ago)

carol @ #8726: silly I'm afraid. insects are definitely not animals. connections rather weak really. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #4157: Contains duplicate clues (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16303: 4/10 tough but good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16307: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16307: Impossible within the time frame.....far too tricky (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16325: Waaaay too many crossovers dude. Knew 2 of the groups straight away, but so many possibilities rendered it quite hard to sort them in time. Also the names line is a little vague in the context of the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16325: Nice grid but big zero for me. I guessed two of the answers while doing the puzzle, but could not see them in the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #15681: Great stuff !!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

puzzGrid @ #16320: People are unlikely to add the quotes in exactly the same way as you so best leave them out. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #15756: Two new ones for me. Nerf and yellow jacket. Along with cryptic crosswords Puzzgrid is a great way to learn. Hopefully warding off dementia. Many thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #15767: Oh that was cruel. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #15821: WOW that was both good and evil. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16320: OK thanks Jonbob - I will use double quotes in future, or maybe none to avoid browser interference. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16320: I checked the source and 'Van' is provided with single quotes around it, unlike the other answer words. Not surprised that some browsers may choke on it; there are have been a variety of bugs related to such punctuation. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16315: Two good lines (Cranium and Prince). The Rock line is a mainstream source, but the words are effectively random. Maybe you could have taken them all from the chorus and that would have seemed fairer? The Knob line is suuuuuper niche and doesn't belong here. I love that game and have never heard of a single one of these terms, and the game is not that well-known to begin with. Keep working at it! Thanks for putting this together! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #16321: @Jody calm down, Haywood was not rating it. He or she was telling us they got 2/10 when they played the game. So I’m afraid you are the nob. (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16299: Mother May I...? is a children's game (1 month, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16320: I liked the guard group :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16320: Strange - I just did it again and it accepted 'Van' for that row - I am on Chrome. I did set that as the answer. Not sure why it did not accept it for you. Sorry. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16322: Trying again - hope I don't make anyone angry as I seemed to do before. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #16320: No, it didn’t accept van as an answer for me either (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16321: These are my first attempts - I will try to get better - sorry to have annoyed you (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16320: it does accept 'Van' as answer. Not sure I understand comment. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16321: Hi robert - just checking if it's me who needs to go and fuck myself or someone else. Just want to be clear who you are being so unnecessarily aggressive at. (1 month, 1 week ago)

macabaret @ #16320: It should accept "van" as answer. But nonetheless a good grid with some evil red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jody @ #16321: @haywood, sorry mate but who are you to be rating these puzzles?? Just enjoy the free quiz someone has taken the time to create for you ffs. Nothing wrong with est it is there puzzle to choose what they like. However playwrights being incorrect is annoying but would never be so pompous as to start my own rating system - nob (1 month, 1 week ago)

jeddy @ #8355: I spelled mcartney wrong but i think I should have got the points because i was thinking of the right person in my mind. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16309: me no know kokomo, but got it with guesswork. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16321: 2/10, not sure how to explain, but I don't think the add "est" line is fair. Also, Shaw was Irish. (1 month, 1 week ago)

robert @ #16321: go fuck yoursel (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bombay @ #16309: Nice wall; Key Largo is not in the Caribbean, though, as your solution suggests. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #14043: Haribo, In Joel's defence, he never said IDS was PM, The answer was Politician not Prime Minister (1 month, 1 week ago)

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Lyndon @ #16315: still cannot see links when i see answers - too tenuous - give us a chance instead of compiling stupid links !!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Midge @ #16315: Hey, hollow is not right. It should be hallows. Don’t waste my time! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #15886: Oooh er that was hard. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #16299: What does May I have to do with mother? It's court martial...... (1 month, 1 week ago)

edwardo @ #566: Bit more obscure, but the red group could also be GENPX (ROT-13). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16321: Listed under Very Easy accidentally - sorry (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #13345: What is a time team? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #13284: Got the roman numerals, then panicked - smart grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #13294: Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16312: Sorry - there is one very slight factual anomaly in one of the groups - can you tell what it is? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #16318: WOF GROUPS (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16227: Nice - (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #16315: Ridiculous - not even remotely possible - pointless (1 month, 1 week ago)

EpicToast @ #16315: smh title is spelled wrong (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #16190: The nuts are also trees! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #16198: Good one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #16199: Living places = home but not accepted. :-( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roopgrockie @ #16102: Great grid. Keep them coming. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #16183: drat..typo i meant sauce duh ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #16183: Sause wasn't accepted as my answer. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

yogurt @ #16309: good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #8960: excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16295: Paratus: It's a US vs. UK English thing. grammarist.com/usage/dove-dived (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16294: JonBob: Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9115: rubbish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alb @ #16205: the budhism one got me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alb @ #16203: like it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16299: Marshal should be martial. Otherwise it was a good grid although the Top Gun line for me and I'd not come across the May I one before. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #12429: Typed in Roger and it said that it was wrong. It wasn't wrong, so confused???? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #16303: Typed in Disney Villains and it was marked as being wrong even though it was right (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Paratus @ #16295: The past tense of dive is dived. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

reed johnson @ #8560: kiss my ass (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16303: Very difficult but fair. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16294: The Apples line is genius. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #16301: Good! - Moose group fine with this uk resident :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dan @ #184: Wasn’t aware a battleship was a monopoly piece. Otherwise good board. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dan @ #16261: The answer about the 2002 survey is ridiculous. Really stupid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16301: Nice one. That group Moose etc - the connection probably won't be made by many who grew up in the UK. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16302: Thanks for this. I scored very low. I've never heard of the Swain answer, looked it up - learned something. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9141: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9178: daft - words for yes in other languages!! How do YOU pronounce Kentucky!? very odd indeed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9196: I have my usual gripe - answer range poor, not broad enough. not accept night because the 'answer' is nights! rubbish...! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9267: 15% of the English language has irregularities. an impossible thing to work out!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16280: I like the aim link! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #16299: Enjoyable grid made me think. The Top Gun characters stumped me until my friend told me what they were. 10/10 for quality (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #12371: Typed in the answer cake and it said I was wrong??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #8362: Pathetic. Wouldn't accept weapons in Cluedo. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12320: I MUST stop putting peerage (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12371: Was gonna puts gods but Athena is goddess! Mythological creatures incorrect??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12409: hair styles incorrect ???? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12418: The answer was city I put city but was incorrect!??????????????? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12429: ROGER incorrect !! 5 incorrect!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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alicoo @ #12684: Funny got "out off" incorrect but put completely wrong answer for the "melon,loo" group and it was marked correct lol (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16290: SC it's a Trumpism. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16288: Yah. Made a rod for my own back by making every answer ambiguous. Apologies to all. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only the lonely @ #1942: Made harder if you know of Bruce French the wicket keeper (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Haribo @ #14043: Joel, without trying to sound rude at all, Ian Duncan Smith wasn't ever Prime Minister, so I'm afraid you were wrong there :( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #16288: Too many options (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SC @ #16290: What is Little Rocket Man (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

waffle @ #16282: hi bob - it accepts notes for a group that are all notes there were overlaps - lily pad, tiger lily, pool party, pool shark etc. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16288: Eagleeyes: glad you went for Carrot and Punt in those groups and not the other way around! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16290: Yep, fiendish is right. Loved the Alkane connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Red Salamander @ #16288: Well said, Eagleeyes. I nice idea, but a lot more care needs to be taken when assembling a full grid to ensure that *your* solution is the *only* solution. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SteveWakey @ #3175: Iomi should be spelt Iommi but other than that a good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xxx @ #16272: Matao is a place in Brazil - and ???. And Hong Kong as a nick name? As for pets …. absolute garbage. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9348: grid spoiled infuriatingly by the poor range of solutions. even when right I was marked wrong!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9352: liked this (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9394: frankly this was completely rubbish. sorry I know I should be nice but really, all those one letter away. trite and silly. and yes Oman was a daft mistake. what about checking your entries????!!!! sorry I couldn.t make a grid if I tried but working out one letter away stuff would be easy! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

xxx @ #16287: Beyond fiendish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16291: Nice one. Didn't get the Catfish connection. Not many UK puzzgridders will. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9554: I didn't like the prime numbers bit...!!! but suppose was a good connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9597: is it not Jiminy Cricket? or is there a Jimmy Cricket I've not heard of perhaps... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #16282: No real overlap between groups, so a bit too easy. And doesn't accept "note" for the group that is all notes! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #16289: No overlaps or misdirection at all in two of the groups, so pretty easy to solve. But, doesn't accept "scientist", despite saying that will get you the point in the description of the group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #16273: Poor effort. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16288: Unfortunately there are multiple alternative valid solutions as bonehead alludes to by creating groups starting with the same letter. For example Dock, Dumper, Docket, Drain; Coat, Cress, Carrot, Custard; Punt, Piece, Pit, Packet; Laughter, Life, Lorry, Luck. Then a different solution can be created by simply swapping it and uck to get Lit and Puck etc etc etc. When trying to add an extra layer of difficulty it is easy to miss the more obvious potential solutions. It is not easy to create a foolproof grid of this type. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16288: @ bonehead the thought did cross my mind... perhaps Next time (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16289: Excellent. Got 10 but had to work for it. Cheers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16289: Yep, Hard. Thought I knew where Newton was going - wrong. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16288: Interesting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12595: Eric not accepted!! Bay not accepted!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #226: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16288: I thought the puzzle was a different idea altogether (which letters can precede these combinations to make a word - you can do it with some sets). Nice idea though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Row57 @ #16277: Didn't accept liquers! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only the lonely @ #6833: Lots of US presidents until I saw the assassination connection - excellent detail. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #16281: Nice one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

toast @ #16262: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gloria @ #1942: Brilliant, really enjoyed this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16281: Top notch. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16287: Crikey that was tough. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SC @ #16281: Good One that (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

J @ #16282: I should have been lower case. Resources spelled wrong. Good grid but got thrown by the spelling mistakes. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16282: NIce. Started off easy but you caught me at the end. Slight spelling issue but your intention is obvious. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16269: Mister Tom is right. I did mess up, which is a bit annoying cos i wasnt even gonna use sergio garcia I was going to put another american golfer in, hey ho (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #9384: Many spelling mistakes. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9794: disliked this - got the grid but hate it when my definition is exactly the right answer but not worded the same as the gridder. 'names of beaches in D day landings' not accepted.....!! 'items used in battle/torture medieval' not accepted either...…!! tut tut tut (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gloria @ #16281: Brilliant !!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The Devils Advocaat @ #16281: Clever! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16281: For "communistcol" read "communist", damn it. Will fix if I get time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orelinde71 @ #16199: "Chambers" hasn't been a synonym for "home" since about 1900... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Orelinde71 @ #16205: I liked the "rock" and dynasties links. "Speach"? Please... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16274: Old fashioned? Only "dame" would strike me as unusual today. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

truecockney @ #16272: the pets are jumbled up inside the words (I think)... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aidan @ #9067: "Presidents" not correct?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aidan @ #2655: No score? Should surely have been a choice. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16277: excellent crossovers, enjoyable grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16279: Nice grid - once I'd seen the answers. Scored very low. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #16276: Where to start with this one.. The four groups were trivial to find, there being only a single weak overlap. The connections however were of the "guess what random words the setter has decided to accept for this group" variety. IE and Firefox are browsers, not search engines. And I have not idea what answers are accepted for the metal group ("metal" isn't one of them). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

wtf? @ #16275: Probably the worst grid I have had the misfortune to waste my time on. No overlaps or red herrings, just three stupidly obscure groups. And then the timer group, which isn't even a proper set, unless "timer timer" is a thing. I don't even understand the connections for two of the other groups and Google leaves me none the wiser. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16274: Rather clever. Enjoyed this. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16275: Scored zero......but I don't think that's a bad score on viewing the answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12815: Plagues was incorrect Party was incorrect !!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A San @ #12552: Got marked off for "homophones of demonyms", which seems a bit unfair. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #12978: Five not 5 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #16272: Can someone explain the pets line? Or am I being a bit thick? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #16275: I'm not surprised that there are no comments. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MHS @ #16254: Excellent - you trumped us! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Confused @ #16272: I don't get the pets line at all (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Confused @ #16272: I don't get the pets line at all (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16269: Exactly this. Apologies for brevity. There must be exactly one valid partition into 4 lots of 4. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16271: As a Baby Boomer, I didn't get the Redline or CD Project Red connections. Otherwise, enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Harry Dotters Fan 101 @ #16246: pop (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Harry Dotters Fan 101 @ #16272: Yo this was absolutely mental fam 10/10 sick (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16269: I think Mister Tom is trying to say there is not a single solution as Rose (the golfer) and Garcia (Danny the boxer) can be swapped to make another valid solution. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16269: Agree with TDA. Nice grid, didn't get the Fleetwood connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Paddy @ #16264: Followed by dragon, not preceded by, I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A San @ #98: Got marked off for "solfege" in the notes group. Seems like it should be allowed. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A San @ #98: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A San @ #8403: An Americanism, I know, but I was marked off for "soda" on the "soft drinks" row. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16264: A nice grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16254: make only connect great again (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16257: got yammed by the anagrams, a bit tough (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16253: 7/10 fine grid but it appears a touch harder than "medium," seems to me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16261: 6/10 by fluking the last 2 lines, I echo Only Me's sentiment. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #16266: Thanks for giving it a go. I have to admit my quizzes are known to be very tricky but a bad attempt is better than no attempt. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16266: ok you asked so I'll say I got 0/10 on this but I don't know if it was because it was too difficult or too obscure or if I'm just not awake yet. I see some intersting crossovers now. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16255: Yah, this sort of thing only works with very simple groups, and ideally I'd like to be able to raise the time limit. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #16265: @Mister Tom - That was a mistake I put the possible formulations of the connection in the wrong box when submitting, but I'm glad that you enjoyed my grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #16261: Very tidy - liked it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The Devils Advocaat @ #16269: Mister Tom - Isn't that called a crossover or a red herring, and is a primary tool used in most of the grids to keep us entertained and or brains working??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16265: Great start. Note you don't have to put all possible formulations of the connection in the link descriptions (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #9905: the fact is scolar is spelt incorrectly. it is spelt scholar, which knocks out your definition. surely you could have thought of another word containing a drink.....! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16269: Not a grid I'm afraid because there's also champion boxer Danny Garcia. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #16266: Hi, guys I would like to apologize about my two new grids as I am just beginning to get back into the swing of things with submitting grids. If there are any issues in the grid people please notify in the comment section so I learn for future reference. Thankz Drake59 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Drake59 @ #16265: Hi, guys I would like to apologize about my two new grids as I am just beginning to get back into the swing of things with submitting grids. If there are any issues in the grid people please notify in the comment section so I learn for future reference. Thankz Drake59 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gwen @ #16254: Love that last category! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

B @ #16264: 5/10 - very sneaky with the Indonesian herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Von @ #16141: Twas brilliant Tricky but not too hard Great fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16261: Nice neat grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #16256: Very difficult; for me it errs on the side of too specialist (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kweev @ #16159: Can you "buy" money? I think the correct term would be "exchange" money hence Bureau de change. (I am biased because I got time :) ) I agree I know of Jonny, Jonnie and johnny but not Johhny. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16260: Just fine for a very easy puzzle, but there's not a ton of interest except for the input/output distinction. Going for some more variety in your OS examples, or simply omitting the "Windows," would have helped a tad because they are super-obvious as presented. "Excel" is misspelled which is a nitpick but that can really be important in these grids. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16261: Yep, do-able, but not by me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #16260: all computer parts well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16262: Very good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pacman Paul @ #16255: I like the cryptic ones too. I figured out some of the groups on this particular one, but must admit it defeated me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16260: Not bad, very focused on one topic but I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. The input/output distinction seems a very precise one though, certainly caught me out. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Shrek @ #15779: Notice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BB @ #16255: Good one. I see no reason to stick slavishly to the Only Connect style. This was hard, as advertised, but doable and different. Well done. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #10289: I know not supposed to be critical but answer range MUST be better. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16259: You're right. It IS difficult. Clever connections. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16232: 0, not a clue, I've never heard of any of it... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16256: got 2/10 but only after seeing the theme from the first answer. I gave this 1 for quality and 5 for difficulty. How many thousands of actors have played Horatio I wonder. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16256: 0/10 for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16255: I like the cryptic clues, even if they are nothing like Only Connect. This one was insanely difficult to sort out though, because the cryptic bit is layered on top of the connections (as opposed to all hinting at the same word, as e.g. truecockney's work). Still respect the effort! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16258: Yeah, the capitals made it a giveaway. As did the zero crossovers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13322: VOWELS is both right and wrong it seems !!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13485: Super Punch Fish Hollywood I put star could be right? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13499: BEAR is incorrect !!!!!!!!!! BEETLE is incorrect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! come on !!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16257: Wonderful stuff! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16257: Great stuff. Liked the Yam connection. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13701: MONOPOLY is incorrect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #16255: The cryptic approach is fine in my opinion and makes this unusual puzzle more interesting. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13745: MOOR is incorrect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16256: Ouch. I suspect you have either seen the show.or you haven't, and I fall in the latter camp (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16256: Not my area. Anyone get 10? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

TheGame @ #16252: Brutal, and very nicely done. The Ike line did not accept the more important part of what they are as a solution, even though the word is used in the description. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

TheGame @ #16255: Friendly reminder that this is not cryptic crosswords. Add the actual items, not another layer of puzzles -- if you need to add a question mark to the tiles, you're doing it wrong. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DaveHz @ #16253: loved it. Has red herrings and clever ones at that, great job. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DaveHz @ #16240: IMO it was okay on the crossovers, it is an easy wall after all. However, the laptop in a group where all other things are computer peripherals felt out of place. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16255: Great stuff! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DaveHz @ #15239: loved it, the new words line was inspired because it also provided red herrings. The accessories line didn't accept "Accessories" as the answer though. I know it's less specific, but people who guess accessories know these are worn on the body let's be honest. I reckon Victoria would take it XD. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DaveHz @ #15274: first of the easy ones I've seen that has red herrings. Well done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16255: Clever. I didn't get many points and didn't know the hood connection. Looked it up - learned something. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16253: Straighforward yet satisfying :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16254: Good one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #16253: a good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16253: Liked this. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DaveHz @ #15349: "Wonder Women" should be "Wonder Woman" (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16239: Trusted you too much to be distracted by the fakery... Gin group was a good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16232: Just too hard, but fair I suppose. If anyone gets 10/10 let me know (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16237: sorry, far too obscure (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16239: Turkey question hard (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16250: Hardest ever!!!! and dodgy connects (what is Mass Effect?) Too obscure, sorry Need to suit all countries (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16251: 28 seconds. good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16252: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16253: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Neil @ #16254: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

macabaret @ #16253: Very enjoyable grid. I fell for a few red herrings - in the beginning I went for tarot cards. 7/10 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13785: wtf?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13789: David is wrong!!!?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16197: I guess the bijoux thing was controversial, eh? I concede that it was awfully tricky, but the idea of it is fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16190: I'm a guy (not that it matters) - but thanks for your kind praise, all! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16185: JonBob - ha! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #13816: Hawking and Fry are STEPHEN (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16251: Good fun. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16209: unorthodox but clever. was done in by the "only one/single" crossover with sole (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16211: 10/10 lemon squeezy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16228: lemon squeezy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16239: 10/10 lemon squeezy! Saw the phonetic alphabet group right away so was never distracted by the (decent) decoys. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16251: Excellent, despite the typo. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16250: Wow. 5* is not enough to describe the difficulty for me. Nothing wrong with it per se, though! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16251: easiest grid ever, under 30 secs (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

edwardo @ #16212: The grid is fantastic but the green category was very mean when coming up with the link. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Row57 @ #16212: Not sure why you wouldn't accept writing tools! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16230: BB said exactly what I was going say. Great grid though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16239: Despite having the Whiskey link we've seen time and again, it took me a while to see it because of the excellent shadow group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16237: Difficult, but fair. 6/10 and it should have been 7/10 if I made the right mental leap. I didn't have the specific knowledge needed to even attempt the last one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16232: Probably excellent if you are smarter than I am, rather baffling if you are not. 1/10. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16239: Tricky - 6 of these words I've never heard of - but I've now looked them up and have learned something. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16237: Good and do-able - but not by me I'm afraid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16240: Not bad. could use more crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BB @ #16230: Nice one. Got everything but the chess group - clever and hard to see because it requires two letters. Should've stared at it for a bit longer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16229: Yep, all good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

alicoo @ #14053: KNOT NOT KNOTT (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

mac donald @ #8984: answers too picky, colours and flowers not accepted, might as well have been flowers beginning with d and having an I in it (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

mac donald @ #11758: good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

mac donald @ #13820: farm not accepted answers TOO picky (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #8329: Just a headsup: Krohs is NOT pronounced how you think it is pronounced. I'm a native speaker and was on the right track, but there was nobody I could think of pronounced "crews". It's KrOHs, not KrEWs/KrOOs. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #9974: The Orca line should accept the singular, really. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #11117: Didn't accept counties (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pale Fisher @ #16231: New York? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #16230: good one! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BusyBee @ #15888: You need 'Romeo + Juliet' for this one not 'Romeo & Juliet' (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

paulette41 @ #16230: I really liked it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #15562: Leela line really needs to accept cyclops. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #15695: Excellent, and nice red herring. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #15817: @JonBob: wrong. Film then stage musical then film. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #16230: Didn't get the DU group, but thought it was very nicely disguised. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16197: Well set :-) Thank you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16225: A good challenge, but the Rock group, I felt, lacked Soul... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16224: Felt this was too easy to guess at (and for me, necessary to): Got 6/10 despite not having a clue what 2 of the groups were. Try mixing long and short clues within the groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #16227: quite easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #47: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16227: I spotted one crossover... not sure the American group really adds anything. Thanks for setting. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16228: Straightforward grid. Could be improved with some crossovers. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16209: Truly excellent cryptic grid. Clues and crossovers really worked. I rated medium, but enough there to create a challenge while still being very solvable. I nearly fell for your poisson-rouge on the Castle Building until I sussed you out! 5* (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

steve @ #16228: nice. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16217: Good grid. I was largely bested with a measly 3/10 but it didn't feel unfair or unreasonable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

twiddlepin @ #2621: An excellent wall. Shame about some of the intolerant and ignorant comments. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BusyBee @ #16034: Not bad, hen isn't really a type of bird though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #16140: Nice one. Seconding fashion for hip though. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #16209: These are written like crossword hints, not OC clues. If you need three question marks and they're not in one category, you're not doing it right. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jenius @ #8618: I assume I didn't get a point for "hieroglyphs" because the author can't spell the word? In the solution, it says "heiroglyphs", which is wrong. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16194: Excellent. Stumped me but I admit gracious defeat when I saw the anwsers. Keep it up. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16196: Well constructed. Hadn't heard of puff or hit pieces, but nice to learn something new (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16217: Great. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16214: Nicely done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

SpaggBol @ #16214: Great Grid; could have gone completely Isle-ception with 'Grain', which is an almost-Island on the Isle of Sheppey... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

oyaR @ #16193: Although they are all racecourses in that group. Aintree is strictly for horses, Goodwood you can argue horse and motorsport. Oulton and Silverstone motorsport. I wouldnt really call them racecourses but race tracks and they dont really connect IMO (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #16216: Rowanda is a girl's name, of the invented kind favoured by many Western 21st century parents. I discovered it is a blend of Rowena and Wanda when looking through a book of baby names earlier this year. We had a boy though, so Rowanda wasn't considered. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16216: Nice one. Rowanda is not a word though. You mean Rwanda, but then the connection does not work. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16213: I agree with the below but overall an enjoyable grid. Well done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16205: Dwayne ?????? really (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16205: Hmmm. Ok but Dwayne threw me off course. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16206: nice. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16214: Good one. Should've got the Fitzroy connection, but didn't. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16204: @Ellie: true, but Canine is a more general term and also applies. (It also works for foxes.) I think defining "average" as "range" is going a bit far afield. Otherwise quite enjoyed it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #16209: Not that hard but excellently done. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #16213: rings seems to be an issue. try getting a few acceptable words and people will enjoy them more. Other than that a good attempt (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

? @ #16205: speach? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16211: Nowt wrong with that. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

drwilko @ #16213: I would argue rings should be accepted (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

James @ #16213: or circle? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

James @ #16213: or circle? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16213: how about ring-shaped? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16205: Not bad, but the Buddhist one perhaps a shade abstruse; and it's "speech" (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16187: Not an American thing. :-) Overall very good, and difficult for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16186: Excellent. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16185: Learned something new with "guillemets," and this from a person who uses the word "octothorpe" in casual conversation. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16184: Enjoyed it and identified 3/4. I think the "Octapus" group is a weird one and I'm not a fan of that approach, mostly because on here you can't trust the abilities of the setter enough to know that everything is 100% intentional. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Els @ #16197: Good grid - didn't like the Bijoux connection ;-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Asciliam @ #16194: Fiendish and clever, especially the two similar groups. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Asciliam @ #16183: Very clever and enjoyable. Nice theme. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16208: great fun V fell for the victor route, (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16209: Very good. Tricky, but good. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16211: Exellent grid. I too was foiled by the card link but I think it was gettable. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Asciliam @ #16211: Very good and difficult, though maybe the ‘card’ group was a little bit loose. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

BB @ #16209: liked it, especially peek. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

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

Only Me @ #16211: Agree with awesome. Very clever and fair grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

LucyB @ #16208: I really enjoyed working out the connections here. I hadn't heard of Charlie drake bit bit it didn't stop me getting the set. Enjoyed it thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16209: v good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16211: awesome (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16120: Good if you are 12 and behind the bike sheds (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ellie @ #16204: Wolf is Lupine (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16118: Glad we didn't try to do this one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16208: Enjoyable, Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ellie @ #16208: Didn’t accept ‘5’, only ‘five’ (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

chris @ #16208: good (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16206: can't -ise be accepted? (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #16204: enjoyed that - not too tricky (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16208: Good gridding and v easy for its type. The letter thing didn't really tempt. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16204: Very enjoyable grid. Top marks (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

anthony @ #16207: a very easy grid (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #16203: Great! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16204: Yep, all good. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

CG @ #16195: Amazing! Check the comments out haha. Time to get the washing out... (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16203: Nice to do. Thanks. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Caitlin @ #16191: Excellent quiz. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sylv @ #16178: Yikes! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sylv @ #16191: Nice! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16193: Hmm. Nice variety In the groups but a couple were a bit loose (e.g. thrifty is an adjective: save is not). The crossovers were solid but I thought the grid as a whole needed a bit more camouflage: too many of the clues could only really be one thing. But thanks for setting it :=) (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ridge @ #16183: Great crossovers (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Ridge @ #16193: Very clever (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

toast @ #16194: Great stuff. Well done. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16197: Great grid. Liked the Bijoux connection. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16200: Nice one. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #16200: Great stuff! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #1495: Splendid stuff! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

mario @ #16193: loved the space ship names (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16194: Strictly I Think it's "Turn!". But otherwise yeah, how to do a tough grid. (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16194: Truly fab! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16200: becky strikes again (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Hayley @ #16191: Very hard!! (1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Blues @ #16183: Cheers First... Might be the incentive for a beer. (2 months ago)

Hampton Quibbles @ #16184: Hampton is disgusted by this grid (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16194: Nice Grid. This one is 'up there' with the greats. (2 months ago)

Tim @ #8403: war see jig and hack? What is the connection? (2 months ago)

MortimerCat @ #16060: Ignoring the dodgy spelling, Gorillas and Orangutans are not monkeys - they are apes. Then we also have ape in the grid - that is a family, not a species like the rest of the answer. Don't get me started on Pluto not being a planet (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16195: 1/10 for me also. The Fran group is a bit niche. Cheers. (2 months ago)

As iliac @ #16190: Very good, lots of tricky crossovers. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16195: I guess you need to be an aficionado of the Fran group to get this grid. Who is Jennifer? A poor 1/10 for me. (2 months ago)

Weetum @ #2534: Not fair to have words twice ! (2 months ago)

Poppy @ #16195: Woof! (2 months ago)

Coochies @ #16174: Solved it, but got insanely lucky with the amount of right-first-time guesses! Good grid. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16189: Well constructed puzzle... although minor quibble with well in this group. Surely adverb? (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16185: Liked it. Shame it didn't accept 'liquid measurements'. I have never used a gallon of anything in cooking either! ;-) (2 months ago)

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

haywood @ #16186: 5/10 should have done better. Good grid. Don't watch much American Idol, have to say though. (2 months ago)

Smiffy81 @ #16182: Liked this a lot, nice little lunchtime distraction, with some very good crossovers (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16191: yeesh (2 months ago)

Coliy @ #16193: Loved it great crossovers (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16185: 10/10 but kinda fluked it. Don't know how big your family is but I don't recall ever requiring a gallon of anything when cooking! (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16191: Ah, Tether/Tethera is a regional variation. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16191: Yes, particularly liked the Tether connection. Wiki has it as Tethera. No matter, I learned something interesting. Thanks. (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16190: another solid grid from mr or mrs silverman, no complaints (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16190: Very good. I didn't know The Fan connection. 7/10 for me. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16183: Fabulous! (2 months ago)

anthony @ #16190: a good fun grid (2 months ago)

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

Only Me @ #16187: Thanks for that. Same as BusyBee. Learned something with the 'Get on Up' connection. (2 months ago)

Gloria @ #16174: All right ! (2 months ago)

BusyBee @ #16187: Fun grid, although I have only ever heard it called Easter or Easter Sunday. Maybe Easter Day is an American thing though. (2 months ago)

BusyBee @ #16180: Not bad but not a single crossover, basically as soon as you spot a group you finish it. (2 months ago)

BusyBee @ #16083: Penne doesn't mean pen, it comes from the Latin for feather. Pen also comes from the Latin from feather as it originally related to quills but it is a cognate, not a derivation. (2 months ago)

Rolo @ #16178: Lovely x (2 months ago)

xx4 @ #16191: Great! (2 months ago)

Blues @ #16183: Thank you folks. Toast... So it was you squeezing the daylights out of that glass bottle... A little less sauce for you next time mon cher. (2 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16093: Thanks, Pamela! (2 months ago)

LicyB @ #16184: I thought this was terrible but then maybe it's source grapes as I didn't get any sets (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #8731: One of the best of its kind. the crossovers make it a challenge even after the theme becomes evident (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #10330: Nice construction. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16183: Yes - Nice. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: Sounds like I'm comparatively harsh! For me, most grids are 3 or 4*: if there are>1 valid solutions then 1* automatically. 4* needs something more than just a clear solid answer: more than 3 crossovers between the groups, an ingenious grouping or concept or some form of false connectivity. I'll prefer interesting flawed grids to vanilla or wilfully obscure ones, because there are so many of the former already and the latter,for me, rather miss the point. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: Thanks for the answers! To.answer my own: There has been a lot of unconstructive negativity on here: I would hope well intentioned criticism's not putting people off, but yeah, maybe it has. It does.seem harder to.get lots of stars than it was but inevitably it gets harder to produce something original.and standout. (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16182: chris, yeah, well spotted dude....fat fingers missed the 9...hopefully it didn't put you off too much (2 months ago)

toast @ #16183: My condiments to the compiler! And I speak - or possibly slur- as one charged extra in a French cafe as the result of a hearty squeeze of the ketchup bottle ( no charge for the waitress though so can't grumble I suppose) . (2 months ago)

Vixen @ #16177: Ditto Jody, not enough leeway in the answers, but a nice easy grid anyway, thanks :-) (2 months ago)

Fnmndndndn @ #16176: Bandog :Bandog is a general term to non-purebred dogs of any working molosser strain developed to protection work. The term Bandog is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages in England. (2 months ago)

Adee @ #16184: Got the connections but three of them for totally the wrong reasons. (2 months ago)

Adee @ #16183: Really enjoyed that one. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16183: Thought Sailor and Leonard or Robinson must be "Jason"... it wasn't 'Tabasco" would have been a nice crossover (2 months ago)

Aidan @ #5344: Lager, Porter, Stout, Heavy...................... didn't accept Alcoholic drinks??? (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16183: never heard of sauce Diane but I'll look out for it next time in the shop (2 months ago)

Els @ #16183: great grid 10/10 good fun (2 months ago)

Jody @ #16177: drink not accepted for drink group, dance not accepted for dance group and rodent not accepted for rodent group? (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16181: On the plus side, I wasn't fooled by any red herrings. On the minus side, that's because they were too obscure to spot. (2 months ago)

chris @ #16182: Good puzzle, need to change the answer on Apollo, did not start in year 161 !!!! (2 months ago)

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

Only Me @ #16182: Yep, liked this, particularly the Datsun group. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Aetees @ #16181: Very tricky, liked the Scrolls red herring, I spent way too much time on that. (2 months ago)

Deano @ #16180: Grand grid. Thanks (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16180: Great little grid, my 10/10 was only thwarted by my inability to spell-check "Business"...thanks for setting (2 months ago)

Asciliam @ #16180: Very nice, lots of false trails. Kicked myself for not getting some of these. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16176: Did you mean..... Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band? (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16180: Hmmm. I was ripping through this one but was stumped by the fox group. 7/10 for me. Good grid. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #16180: very good, didn't get many but that was my fault (2 months ago)

haywood @ #6803: keep op the grate werk (2 months ago)

haywood @ #11059: 7/10 (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16060: no more monkey business! (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16170: really cheerful, that one... (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16177: @xgofer It's not... but close enough to confound for me at least briefly.. Also Tango. Clean b ut found this v straightforward. I guess nothing intrinsically wrong with that (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16176: bandog? (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16177: "rodent" not accepted. (2 months ago)

haywood @ #1818: lemon squeezy (2 months ago)

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

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

FirstGofer @ #16175: 10/10 - do agree with Mister Tom (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16174: Excellent. Enjoyed a lot (2 months ago)

Keb @ #98: Fun! (2 months ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #16170: Bit pedantic but I'm pretty sure the TV shows are THE Bridge and THE Killing. The absence of The may have thrown some people. Also Death and War are interchangeable making for a non-unique solution. Apart from that, good grid. (2 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #16176: What's a bandog? (2 months ago)

Oli @ #16171: its always a challenge to make it tough but not too tough. maybe I wnet too tough this time :P (2 months ago)

JENNY SHULLY @ #48: Much fun was had here - but I do agree that this should be categorised as easy. All is forgiven for the wonderful palindromes, however. Doc note, I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod. (2 months ago)

JENNY SHULLY @ #685: A fine grid (2 months ago)

JENNY SHULLY @ #16177: Great grid! (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16171: Hmmmm. Fiendish is right. Scored one. (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16175: Did get the siege one. A bit of a mix of under -and under the- one or the other might have been better. But 4*, because a minor quibble and otherwise vg. (2 months ago)

Johnathan Innes @ #4200: Very good my dude (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16174: You're quite correct haywood, although my reasoning was that he was probably better known by Jim, wonder if they ever made it big? (2 months ago)

Pogglefish @ #16170: My apologies to anyone who tried “Nordic” as a solution for the TV line; I included all other possible words for Scandanavian but forgot about that one. Give yourself an extra point if you got an incorrect for that reason. (2 months ago)

Lyndon @ #16170: Should imagine no one solved this - too harsh (2 months ago)

Lyndon @ #16171: no chance (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16118: rhyming synonyms ahahahahaha effing priceless! Er, no. (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16139: velly good (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16174: Nice grid, clever clues. I believe there was also a James Douglas Morrisson who was a singer for an obscure little L.A. band in the late 60s. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16175: Nice crossovers. I couldn't see the 'Siege' connection, so just 7/10 for me. (2 months ago)

Marshawn Lynchberg @ #16159: I tried 'Money' for the 'Time' group. Not seen the spelling of Johhny before. (2 months ago)

Asciliam @ #16171: Fiendish. (2 months ago)

Anon @ #16175: Tricky! But enjoyable. (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16174: TY :) (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16174: Loved this. Thanks. Great crossovers. (2 months ago)

Wordie @ #16140: Good grid (2 months ago)

Tony (el tigre) @ #16110: loved this quiz! (2 months ago)

king arthur @ #16158: pretty brutal to not allow "items carried/wielded by gods." don't see a bolt as a weapon except when used by Zeus/Jupiter... (2 months ago)

king arthur @ #16162: this was great! reminded me to wear my peacoat more often. (2 months ago)

BusyBee @ #16118: Gavinj (even though you will probably never see this) he means the synonyms of these words rhyme Cook - Bake Rouse - Wake Counterfeit - Fake Shatter - Break Not my favourite type of connection. (2 months ago)

BusyBee @ #16126: Doom group didn't accept Emordnilap or Semordnilap Also b group could equally use n (2 months ago)

Dh @ #16159: Litter should be allowed (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16170: Good. Liked the little subherrings. I've found your grids tough nuts but this was definitely On the fair side of the harsh but fair line. A couple of ideas were familiar but it$s so hard to.avoid that these days! (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16170: Oooof. Big zero for me. (2 months ago)

Asciliam @ #16168: Very enjoyable and tricky. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16168: This one got a 5 from me for clever, tricky crossovers. Don't know if it's just me, but the 'audience' seems to be getting more critical, which is a shame. I've noticed quite a few of the regular grid-setters dropping by the wayside. Maybe a coincidence. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16168: I drop to 3 if there's something 'wrong' in the grid. Four is my standard (grid works, spelling & capitalisation are correct) whether I solve it or not. Five is for particularly clever, enjoyable or original grids. I have given lower than 3 for grids that have deliberately made no sense or have been verging on offensive. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16167: Yep all good. Didn't know the ISIS connection - looked it up - learned something. Thanks. (2 months ago)

Fifi @ #16004: Love themed grids- great fun! (2 months ago)

kittymcg @ #16168: Much like JonBob, a 3 from me means there were errors which affected it. Originally I gave everyone a 5 for quality if there were no errors. Now, in lieu of there being a way to signify the enjoyment factor, I give 4s unless I found it an outstanding grid. No point having a five point scale if you don't use its full range, I think. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #16168: I know that grids below 3 stars drop off the front page for most people, so I rarely rate below 4 unless I see something actually broken. I try not to rate low just because it's hard. I'll give a 4 if a couple of the groups seem like bigger stretches. If it's too easy or too hard, that's still a 5 but a 5 that gets an "easy" or "fiendish" on the other scale. (2 months ago)

JonBob @ #16167: Nice crossovers. (2 months ago)

chris @ #16159: nice one (2 months ago)

chris @ #16161: very good (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16168: (Not just you...) (2 months ago)

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

FirstGofer @ #16168: Saw 3 solutions but just couldn't get the groupings in time. 4/10 (2 months ago)

Jodie Draper @ #2216: This was rubbish. The links were weak at best (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16167: Very clever and very difficult! (2 months ago)

Jon @ #16156: Excellent. Just made it. (2 months ago)

p @ #1497: pish (2 months ago)

Asciliam @ #16161: Good one. I liked the 'rat' group, didn't get it until the end. (2 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16157: good fun grid ignore the jobsworths (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16164: 6/10. Nice grid. Didn't know 'Votive'. Looked it up. Learned something. (2 months ago)

bonehead @ #16162: pea jacket is more common (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16161: Cheers guys, haywood, I'm sorry , IMO....the BR's were just bloody awful, apart from I Don't like Mondays (2 months ago)

knife @ #16159: I think "Johhny" should be accepted (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16161: Enjoyed that. Thanks. Haywood, you missed out one of the nahs. It goes....... Daaaaaah, nah, nah (nah nah nah nah nah nah nah) (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16161: Lost one star for derogatory comment about brilliant boomtown rats. Da, na na (nah nah nah nah nah nah) (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16162: EPLQ (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16162: Nice grid. Never heard of the 'Pea' answer - looked it up - learned something. (2 months ago)

anthony @ #16162: a good grid well done (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #14594: Grids reasonably easy, but for the love of God sort your definitions out for the answers (2 months ago)

uwot mate @ #14627: YH MATE THAT WAS EASY NO PROBLEMO MATE (2 months ago)

uwot mate @ #14594: Wolves ay we, Wolves ay we, Wolves ay we and were wolves ay we. NUNO HAD A DREAM TO BUILD A FOOTBALL TEAM, WITH CHINESE OWNERS AND A WONDERKID FROM PORTO 5 AT THE BACK AND PACE IN ATACK WERE WOLVERHAMPTON WERE ON OUR WAY BACK (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16161: Thanks for the constructive criticism Nige xx Have a great day (2 months ago)

Aidan McCarthy @ #368: Should surely have allowed "Cards" for the tarot connection. (2 months ago)

Aetees @ #16159: Time seemed a bit tenuous, otherwise good. (2 months ago)

truecockney @ #16157: I'm not a professional puzzle setter (far from it) and try to take things on board. Maybe I should have put "position" in the diving clue, but oh well. As long as it has been understood, I don't care. And maybe we have influenced the next Only Connect series with our ideas :) (2 months ago)

Mr.Nigel Coyne @ #16161: shyte (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16150: I hold my hands up on the Ire line... just didn't notice that. But, I did rate this as fiendish when I posted it. Trying to add a bit of variety - it's not going work all the time. (2 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16161: good grid, 7/10, didn't see the rat (2 months ago)

Peekay @ #16161: Cheers First (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16161: Good one (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16157: Nice one! Things seem to be getting quite critical these days. We all try to set good grids, and be original, but we all make the occasional mistake, or misjudge how solvable a grid might be. (2 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #16151: Nicely put together. Easy for me as soon as I saw roan! (2 months ago)

DH @ #16157: love it (2 months ago)

fluffy bunny @ #16151: nice puz (2 months ago)

carol @ #10575: scream! bun not accepted. neither was skilled jobs. honestly the quality of the grids is good but the quality of the answer connections is positively dire. i'll have to stop getting in tizzy about them....!! (2 months ago)

carol @ #10579: ways of communicating was not accepted - answer - ways of communication!!! what!!!???? this drives me NUTS (2 months ago)

carol @ #10599: sorry, this was weak. tenuous connections altogether. and.... are you American or cant you spell? (2 months ago)

carol @ #10600: once again - sigh - happens soooo much - the horribly weak link in enjoying these grids is the poor quality of the answer acceptance criteria. spoils it for me. (2 months ago)

Jody @ #16157: Ignore the haters - quality grid! Thanks (2 months ago)

chris @ #16159: good onw (2 months ago)

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

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

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

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

carol @ #10875: preceded by ore or pre still wrong!! (2 months ago)

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

Mister Tom @ #16157: ... I was wrong 🤣 (2 months ago)

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

haywood @ #16147: not a Queen fan. crat not acccepted. (2 months ago)

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

chris @ #16157: nice grid (2 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #16102: Perfectly cromulent (2 months ago)

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

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

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

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

Brit @ #16151: Garbanzo bean = chickpea. Britain and American - separated by a common language!! (2 months ago)

carol @ #11878: preceded means to come before - you meant followed by. (2 months ago)

carol @ #11896: scots don't say wigh (why) they say wwwhhhy ie soft blowing sound. just to let you know! (2 months ago)

Jeff @ #16152: Nobody stands a chance with this grid if they haven't seen the kids cartoon it entirely refers to. So I marked it as fiendish even though I don't think it's a good grid generally. (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16151: Yep, enjoyed this. (2 months ago)

Me @ #7185: Don't know why it wouldn't accept ales. (2 months ago)

Pamela @ #16102: We like you, I don't know why others aren't commenting (2 months ago)

Hayley @ #16150: Excellent (2 months ago)

Only Me @ #16152: Hmmm. A bit niche for me. (2 months ago)

haywood @ #16150: nah (2 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #16146: 7/10 reassured that I didn't know any Spandau Ballet singles (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #16147: crat not accepted chiz otherwise ok (2 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #16150: Some fun connections, but I feel that this style tends to work better when it's just one or two groups that work this way, rather than all of them. In addition to T, the Ire line works with SP! I'd bet there is at least one alternate solution here somewhere, just because you have so many small fragments involved. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lyndon @ #16150: THE OBJECT OF COMPILING THESE IS TO MAKE THEM DIFFICULT - THESE ARE TOO OBSCURE (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #16138: Entertaining and as always great explanations. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

James Edmondson @ #15871: Good one! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16150: Unfortunately the ire line also works simply with T. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16146: Nice 10/10. Only heard of 'True' so I wasn't expecting to get that group right. Nice surprise. (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12109: wouldn't accept isle of ….. when british islands was the answer. soooooooo annoying (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12110: great, and I really liked the cheese idea (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16147: Superb...went down a couple rabbit holes on this one (2 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #16147: Ditto your comments on my grid 16139... Still enjoyed it though, makes you think! :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16146: Good; nice and neat. Simple but tricky crossovers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #7310: I put in pre decimal currency & it came up as incorrect. Very easy. (2 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #16144: well constructed (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16145: Perhaps a little football heavy but a good grid. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16144: Good grid... score well but more thru luck than judgement! haha. Thought the Bran group was a little obscure... (2 months, 1 week ago)

MikeF @ #16136: Good grid 10/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16144: Nice. I probably should have got the 'Vic' connection - but didn't. (2 months, 1 week ago)

zac tudor @ #11619: easy but fun (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12191: agree with comments. is there a person named liam liam? (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12192: get the spelling right! vital for these puzzles (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12225: Henry James is American!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12234: shoal???????? (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12270: frustration as ever on the range of correct answers. computer software terms not allowed, code being the limited answer ….grrrr (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kit @ #1818: Should accept "Clue" for the first one! That's it's name in North America AND the name of the movie. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #16136: Well done (2 months, 1 week ago)

Blues @ #16138: Thank you guys... Shaken but not stirred. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #16093: We like your walls (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #16089: I prefer the bacon sandwich diet - good wall (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16136: Thanks Knife, that's made my day :) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fifi @ #16115: That was good fun! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fifi @ #4582: Really nice, I enjoyed it! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fifi @ #8467: Fun to do, thanks (2 months, 1 week ago)

Fifi @ #11695: Perhaps it's better not to read the comments before doing the grid; that way nobody can be offended and we can all leave comments about what we like about each grid in detail. J ust a thought. Peace, fun and puzzgrid love. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #16139: Fair point, when I imagined this grid (in the middle of the night) it didn't seem too hard, but the next day while I was submitting it, I thought I'd gone too far with the crossovers...Should have left a couple out :-) (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16136: Top of the range - inventive, entertaining, challenging, just what these grids should be (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16139: Good grid, BUT, i thought there were too many crossovers, as FirstGofer said, saw the groups but so many choices, couldn't resolve them (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16138: Thought this group fair tho only recognised 3 of the 4- the 4th was easily guessable (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16138: @ Lyndon, I don't think so, it's a very well known franchise and their silly names are widely mocked. A good grid I thought. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aidan McCarthy @ #4155: Pitch, Field, Diamond and Court are playing areas, NOT sporting venues!! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #16140: good grid some how I got 7/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Lyndon @ #16138: Bond girls too obscure (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16139: Found this really hard... saw so many potential groups, only scored once the grid had resolved. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16138: Excellent (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16136: Very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kit @ #4582: A wind instrument is any instrument you play with your breath. All of these clearly qualify. (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12367: redundant acronyms?? don't think so. also not a pleasant grid to try as the acronyms just too diverse for anyone to know them all. sorry not very constructive. (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12371: ...cake not accepted. yeuch (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12397: good (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12409: wouldn't accept tribal societies, answer being, very non pc, African tribes. tut tut. even tribal societies a bit non pc (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16122: Nice grid to do. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #16140: Good one also, scored 4/10 after not getting Lob or Rap groups. Just couldn't see it. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #16139: Good but difficult, scored 1/10. Cheers (2 months, 1 week ago)

Dh @ #16140: Fashion for Line two (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16140: Even better! (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16139: Nice (2 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #16136: Great grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16129: Hmm very good. 3/10. The Restricted group was clever, (2 months, 1 week ago)

welder woman @ #16113: I enjoyed that grid and just got the links on my final guess. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #16136: GOD GRID (2 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #16135: Very nice puzzle. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16136: I.T thats slower than an Ice Age means this grid has posted twice, sorry BTW:- Bonus points for Mr Benns address (No cheating) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16136: I.T thats slower than an Ice Age means this grid has posted twice, sorry BTW:- Bonus points for Mr Benns address (No cheating) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16137: I.T thats slower than an Ice Age means this grid has posted twice, sorry BTW:- Bonus points for Mr Benns address (No cheating) (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bert @ #16117: Pretty decent. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Bert @ #16116: Awful. (2 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #16135: good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

MB @ #16122: Fun grid - very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ezra @ #14431: Too easy for an Englishman. Finished in 21 seconds! Wonder if people from non-cricket playing countries would struggle? (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12456: agree with comments. I assumed you meant shatner not shatter. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16129: Quality but fiendish... 2/10 (2 months, 1 week ago)

carol @ #12470: agree completely with Nellington, as the answer area (when I sometimes get the grids right) irks me the most. as for spelling errors I often take it as read that the creator has misspelt words!!! tho I missed spurn for sprun (2 months, 1 week ago)

Kit @ #15823: It didn't accept fruit with pits. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Neil @ #16126: Last one with the B's was awful (2 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #16097: really good, really hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

Andrew @ #16130: YAY! :D (2 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #16130: Well done, liked that....good effort for your first grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

oh no @ #16130: It's my first grid! (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16127: Good stuff (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16124: @pedant: ehh, true. (2 months, 1 week ago)

JL @ #16127: Thanks - really good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #16124: Well I'm glad you didn't have to crawl around trying to write "boy was I suckered" with your own intestinal tract. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Homer Simpson @ #16124: D'OH! Fell for it. Hook, line, sinker, rod and copy of Angling Times. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Pedant @ #16124: An elephant, tree and car in the singular have a trunk. They only fit with swimmer if pluralised. (2 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #16127: Really enjoyed this one. (2 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #16127: I enjoy these grids. But, music sheet in this context is not GK... (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

anthony @ #16120: a good grid (2 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #16110: Tritto (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16115: Entertaining. Good stuff. And nice explanations. (2 months, 1 week ago)

toast @ #16115: Nicely judged so as not to delay my departure for the pub. Thanks. (2 months, 1 week ago)

j @ #16115: Would not accept 'pork' for the category which included meat from a pig. Also would not accept 'gaits' for walking verbs, but that one is more understandable (2 months, 1 week ago)

Marg @ #14282: Biblical characters should be accepted and Brian ferry a water crossing?! (2 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #3876: Still fun... needed another colour, ideally (2 months, 1 week ago)

Neil @ #16116: Very very hard (2 months, 1 week ago)

Neil @ #16117: Very good (2 months, 1 week ago)

Neil @ #16118: Poor, rhyming synonyms - wtf? (2 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16117: Superb. The Pupil line really threw me off the scent. The only time I've given a 5/5. (2 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #16119: Hard going. The "pop" one seemed a bit arbitrary to me. And it's weasel, not that that really matters (2 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #16103: You can also just add -ry to get 4 valid words. (2 months, 1 week ago)

B @ #15982: Pure evil. I loved it. (2 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16119: Well done! Imaginative and challenging. 4/5 (2 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16120: Some of the lines are really enjoyable. Good effort, 3/5. (2 months, 1 week ago)

OnlyConnectChap @ #16116: Certainly not one of my favourites, but nonetheless interesting to some extent. 3/5 (2 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes @ #16052: Yes (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

Me @ #10875: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

FirstGofer @ #16072: Inspired use of a classic theme. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16074: Good one - 10/10 in 38 seconds. Some specialist knowledge required. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16075: Purple Aki was a deliberate Easter egg haha. Didn't think many people would know who he was. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16075: 3/10... been a while since we've had a 'raga man'. Excellent stuff - enjoyed it. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Paratus @ #16075: Great grid! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joel @ #16075: Excellent. Really hoped Purple Aki would be an answer. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16075: 4/10 spent too long trying to get the obvious one, great grid :-) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16072: Great as usual. 7/10 and only missed he Orchestra line which was genius. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16071: Lovely! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

StringDrivenThing @ #16051: It's a game (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16050: No it isn't (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #16048: Good wall (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Willy-Dan Gling @ #16060: Hell yeah!!!!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Geoffrey Fragrant Clam-Dancing Chaffinch @ #16060: Oh yes my little friend,oh Jesus God yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ,,,,,,! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #16044: Excellent. Straightforward but still challenging (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #16071: nice (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LMW_Tokyo @ #583: Easy but fun. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #16067: If I was stranded on a desert island with just this puzzle I probably would get the "Psycho" group, with a week of concerted effort. Otherwise fine!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

haywood @ #16056: stretching it a bit for the French numbers (cela s'appelle "tiré par les cheveux"), otherwise, très bien (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16057: I'll go halvsies and say pretty darn ok. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #16059: lemon squeezy (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Colin @ #16066: Wow. Tough. I got one point, and that was a guess. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LMW_Tokyo @ #16068: I liked the wordplay. (Those were fun.) The battle connection was a bit harder, since I don't think of smallpox being used that way. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #16065: Nice, but grammar is a bit wonky on the monkey one. Monkey business is silly behavious, not monkey on its own. MInor quibble though. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16057: Quite significantly bad (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LMW_Tokyo @ #16067: Thanks for the feedback! I was wondering about that maybe being too hard. This is only the 6th one I've done, so I'm still trying to find the right balance. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16067: Liked it overall. The "Psycho" group is really rough, though; hiding tiny things in big words is on the wrong side of "difficult" for me personally. I'd like that a lot better if they all started with or ended with the thing we were looking for, rather than just being hidden somewhere. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Computer Science 1 @ #16068: This stimulated my processors (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #16045: Enjoy this, thanks! One point to mention though is I don’t this has a unique solution. Keaton can be swapped with Affleck. The latter appearing in the rather terrible Daredevil movie (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16065: Excellent (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joel @ #16066: Great grid, really need to brush up on my American sports (or, basically, start from scratch). (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #12781: I said 'awt' and was wrong as answer was, exceedingly strangely, 'or'. as a Scot I would say the vowel sound was 'aw' not 'or', and since all the words ended in 't' surely 'awt' is correct. grids are great but the answer ranges are sometimes absolutely awful. I cant understand why no-one else gets quite so annoyed as me with the crazy expected answers!!!! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #12839: I put … and... - not accepted. soooooooooo irritating!! love the grids. find the answers lacking in clarity, not just this one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #12929: never heard of snow day! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JP @ #48: Family, Waste, Reaction, and War all also work as phrases or words with the word 'time' following them (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #16040: quality (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #16057: Really very good (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

IAN @ #12223: VERY NICE. TOP JOB HOMBRE (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

paulayres @ #16064: nice one! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ridge @ #16058: colour on flags is a bit obscure (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ridge @ #16059: bird not accepted but good grid (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ted Danson @ #16046: Loved this quiz! Great red herring with Woody and Buzz (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #16061: Agree with Golfer444, e.g. "royals" should have been accepted, I feel (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Northern Lights @ #16040: Really enjoyed this grid. Nice variety in the groups. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #15506: The Pro and Post ones were the hardest, but I thought they were clever. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Golfer444 @ #16060: SPOILERS AHEAD Orangutan's and Apes aren't Monkeys. They are, however, Primates which is the answer I gave to no avail. I also got cheated by answering "domestic animals" instead of "they are all pets you can keep at home." Final Score: 6/10 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #16060: Hello! Just so you know, there are a couple of mistakes. First, "gorrila" should be spelled "gorilla". Second, "ape", "orangutan" and "gorilla" are not all monkeys. I think you mean "primates". (Monkeys are a kind of primate.) Third, I wrote "planet" for one connection, and "pet" for another, but they were marked wrong. When you write the answers, check the spelling, and use the singular. (For example, "pet", not "pets".) I don't want to be mean, just helpful! I hope you're having fun making these. (I'm new at this, myself.) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Golfer444 @ #16061: Not "very easy" when connections can be ruled out for not containing certain words. Others will see what I mean. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16045: Certainly specialist but well but together. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16058: I grokked the pattern pretty quick. Happy with most of your choices but the countries, since those colors aren't dominant at all. "Denmark cross" maybe? (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

x @ #8199: (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #16058: nice grid...difficult to get traction then numerous options...enjoyed it thanks. :) (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16045: Good grid again. Films not being my strong point I only took 4/10 but I'm sure some people will be getting a lot higher. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16044: Good one. Scored 6/10 after getting a bit lost in the Cavill and Fonda groups. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16058: A good concept. Tricky to organise them into groups of four though considering a few of them were ambiguous. Cheers (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

LMW @ #16047: The hockey one was clever. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #16051: Great grid. And I'd like to defend the author, having read the comments. Firstly, words formed entirely and solely from the first letter of each word, are called Initialisms, which is a type of acronym but nonetheless a different class. Scuba would be an Initialism, whereas Radar and Sonar contain not just the first but multiple letters from their components (RADio Detection And Ranging, SOund Navigation and Ranging) and as such are just regular acronyms, just as Gestapo (GEheime STAatsPOlitzei), so if any word doesn't fit that group it's Scuba, but it does as they are all perfectly defined as acronyms. Secondly, whilst Mir was a collaboration it was absolutely a NASA mission. Admittedly it's the Mir Shuttle Program but has often been referred to by even NASA itself as the Mir Program. Excellent grid. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #16053: Probably easier if you are American but too tough for me (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16051: Gestapo is an abbreviation built from the first few letters of the component words, as opposed to the initial letter of each word. It does seem that this is sometimes still called an acronym, but it's not the definition I'm familiar with personally. It's nitpicking, but this distinction does make it feel different than the rest of the items in the group, which makes the connection seem weaker than it otherwise could be. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #16035: Bridge not accepted and prison not accepted but otherwise enjoyable. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #16051: "Gestapo" is listed here as an acronym. https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/GESTAPO Mir is listed here as a NASA mission, albeit a collaborative one. But I concede that I should have maybe been a bit more careful here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASA_missions#Crewed_missions Thanks for playing, all the same! (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #16051: Got all the groups and connections, with some guesswork and elimination. Mainly because Gestapo doesn't fit its group, as it isn't an acronym. And Mir was a Soviet/Russian space program, nothing to do with NASA (fortunately space program was accepted, so it didn't affect the score). (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16053: REALLY....REALLY don't let me get my llama. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16049: that was fun (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16048: clicky clicky (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16051: Nice connections, but I don't think Gestapo fits its group, according to what I'm finding online. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #16047: well done sir, well done. (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16043: Yah, the doubt group was the weakest of those. But still fun (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16046: Excellent! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16035: Bit one-dimensional, not too much fun unless you're from London (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

adam @ #4582: Horn player here. While the instrument category was a bit simple, it isn't incorrectly described. "Wind instruments" and "woodwind instruments" are not the same thing. Wind instruments include brass and woodwind. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

pixiewitch @ #9863: Officer, Commodore and Captain are not air force ranks. Air Marshal is an air force rank. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Trautmann @ #2621: Curling? Twat. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16043: Pretty good! I question the Doubt group. The prefix/suffix idea works well, but only when it's pretty uncommon. There are a ton of nouns that would fit that group as presented. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16038: Oh yeah - I didn't even think about the more famous American publication. How stupid of me. It's part of the British one. Never mind it's done now. Haha. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16043: Great first grid. Got 7/10, the Doubt line did me there but I think it was a fair challenge. Cheers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16038: I can see an argument for New York Times Magazine, but that is less notable and really needs the first two words. But yes, otherwise fun. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16038: Isn't it Time magazine, not the plural? Otherwise a good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #13034: sorry - thought this was rubbish (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #13035: honestly this is driving me mad. love doing these grids, but the answers are sometimes curiously and stupidly limiting. eg on this one I put 'christmas….' - this was unacceptable because the answer was limited to 'preceded by christmas' !!! What...???!!! Also 'drinks' unacceptable as had to be 'cocktails'. Mulled wine is NOT a cocktail! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #13045: grrr didn't accept vessels at sea for ships - v sad (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #16030: Not a unique solution making a tricky grid that much harder (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #16034: Why thank you. Did you? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #16030: V, C, P, B could be linked so many ways (e.g. add -an to make new words) Same goes for Y, W, F, H (e.g. Capital letters consisting of straight lines only) Yip isn't a golf term, it's a general sporting term. Thought this was all a bit too whimsical. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16035: Enjoyed this thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ridge @ #16034: Great Grid - nobody expects Monty Python quotes! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #16032: Very enjoyable. Solved with 30 seconds to spare, but not full points as I have never heard of a maiden over or bowl over (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16026: Would have been nice to have more explicit explanations for the footballing one, i.e. what are the two prefixes in each case? I suspect Bayern and 1860 might be slightly too specialist. Otherwise inventive. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16032: 10/10 really nice grid, pleasantly solvable, thanks :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FussyBoots @ #16030: -ge also works for -cid answers (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eagleeyes @ #16030: There are 5 possible solutions - V can swap with Y or F or H or W to make a correct solution. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Barbara White @ #15885: Nice one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16029: This was a really lovely grid! Kudos. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #16030: good - annoying but fair - 1 point - grr!- enjoyed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #16030: Give us a chance - the last two are so vague (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Barbara White @ #15956: very good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ross @ #583: Felt a bit hard done by when 'buttons on a tape deck' wasn't accepted for one category. It was the word category that got me; that and the million examples of potential neckwear! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ross @ #1708: That was hard! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ross @ #2296: Nice and easy to solve, though I'd have run out of time to identify the connection on 'sword' etc. I did get it in the end, but wouldn't have been quick enough on the show! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ross @ #16019: Good fun. Thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16031: Nice grid. Only finished on 4/10 after running round in circles a bit. Cheers mate. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #16006: The About line was genius. The Now line was too obscure. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16029: And sorry for posting twice there. There should be some way to delete our own comments by the site recognising IP addresses or something. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16029: Frustrating grid, but not in a bad way. I kept seeing twos and threes all over the place and didn't end up with any groups in the end. Cheers for setting. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16029: Frustrating grid, but not in a bad way. I kept seeing twos and threes all over the place and didn't end up with any groups in the end. Cheers for setting. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16030: I usually don't like grids like this but this was alright. Scored 5/10 after inexplicably giving the answers for the W and V groups the wrong way round, so perhaps a moral 7/10. Cheers. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16031: Nice one (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

LMW @ #16028: Same comment about currencies. "Chinese dynasties" was also marked incorrect for me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16029: Bob point taken, I worried about people 'knowing' the answer but not having enough valid answers so synonyms would cover it...Next time :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bob @ #16029: This grid was entertaining with some nice red herrings and overlaps, and I want to like it, but ... When you have a group that is four synonyms (two of them this puzzle), accept synonym as an answer. Don't make me try to guess a random fifth word that fits for the point. There are just too many valid answers that are marked wrong. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16029: Nice grid. I am now better educated on the subject of worms. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Yes @ #16029: Yes (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #16028: Wouldn't accept currencies. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16028: @TK: Hear, hear. I almost think the site shouldn't even have you type in the answers, and just have you score yourself. This was excellent, with nice misdirects. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16028: Currencies ought to have worked. I must have spelt it wrong. Glad you liked it anyway. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anon @ #6093: Ngaio Marsh is New Zealand not British ! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16028: A toughie but a goodie. Likewise currencies, likewise forgiven! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

TK @ #16028: Good. Typed currencies and it wasn't accepted, but I don't get why that irritates people. I know what I put as my connection is correct, I don't need this website to validate that. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #1888: Straightforward but fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16024: Barry stopped me getting 10/10, good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

new puzz @ #16026: Disappointed it didn't accept 'used to be called something different' as an answer (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

garth-grey @ #16026: Enjoyed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16024: Sneaky and good! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16023: Excellent - thoroughly enjoyed it despite not getting connections for Lang and Rome. Saw Walters and Venice connections straightaway. Barbara Walters is an icon of US broadcasting - or Baba Wawas as they called her on SNL! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #16026: great grid...thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

garth-grey @ #16021: Loved It... something different . once you work out the 'rules' 3 seconds to spare! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16023: @Anon She is an American journalist and broadcaster. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anon @ #16023: And who is Barbara Walters? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #16004: Thank you all... Toast, when you say you've "been away" I hope the cell was comfortable or the fairies were good company. Always happy to hear from you, enjoy what's left of the summer. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Anon @ #16025: And Marc is a liquor/distilled spirit. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Patrick @ #6140: Really nice puzzle! I loved the decoys on this one, particularly Lucifer and Beelzebub. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16025: Mead is not a wine (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16023: small potatoes but Streisand is "Barbra" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Espy @ #16004: Very enjoyable :) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #16023: Especially loved the Rome group! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16021: Almost impossible until you see the theme, then challenging and fun once you do. I agree Carpe Diem isn't usually abbreviated but if you know you are looking for initials it is clear enough. Good grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16022: Proper job (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16021: Not suggesting for a moment that most of these are recognised abbreviations. Certainly not for the people, the rugby team, the saying. It is purely a link. They've usually been quite popular... ah well, tastes change. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #16019: Nice to do. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #16021: Total rubbish. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16021: The concept is good. A lot of the links work well, when the items are primarily known by their initials, but others are not and really seem like a stretch. Cd for Cadmium? Sure, great. CD for carpe diem? I don't think anyone uses that abbreviation. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16022: Nice grid. I had to work hard for it but scored 10/10 in the end. Somehow. Maybe I got a bit lucky to get the Sebastian line after about 6 or 7 guesses as there were obviously 30 options for that line. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16018: Cheers. I'm just wondering how many players noticed the rather x-rated red herring. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16022: Nice one! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

KenP @ #2706: Your 'smelling' is atrocious (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RS @ #16021: Blimey, a bit flaming convoluted, isn't it? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16021: like it (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16020: Please be careful with spelling (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Colin @ #16018: Never heard of Dick Advocaat, but I got there in the end. Thanks. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #16019: Fairly simple but good fun. Thanks for setting. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #16018: well constructed (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

TBAG @ #15978: pathmark? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16007: Ah, I see. Parts of speech are important in clues like that. Maybe "to frame with an item?" (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

ppod @ #13045: Trousers/ pants !! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joel @ #15907: Great grid, many cross-overs, nothing about American sports so great for me! 10/10 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16018: Not saying how long i spent looking for other prefixes for robin and up... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16018: Cheers guys. Turns out I spelled Dastardly wrong. What an idiot I can be when I'm making a grid on my smartphone instead of laptop. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jn @ #16007: Brilliant grid Plant something on some one, you frame them (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16014: Seems pretty specialist to me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #16004: Good to see you in action again Bluesy , yours are winners every time. Been away myself for a while - I did think of setting one but I couldn't be bothered ( well as they say it's the thought that counts). TTFN. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #16019: I like these more cryptic ones, thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16016: hmmm... could have had a couple of far less obscure clues for the Lady group, e.g. pa, ma, meta, posi - personally, never heard of 3 of them. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16007: Pretty good... don't understand Item Framed With though (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16004: Always good ones from Blues. @AndyP: Yazz had a hit with "The Only Way is Up" and La Rive Gauche is The Left Bank en francais (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #16000: I'm assuming you needed the word 'compound' - didn't accept my answer of 'words combining two words' (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16007: Some nice connections, as always. No idea what "item framed with" means, even after Googling. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kirstie @ #15985: Personally I consume the marijuana through my ears (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15982: What everyone said re red herring, great fun :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16004: Very enjoyable :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #16018: Lol! Great :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16007: I like this (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #16018: challenging and great fun (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Blues @ #16004: Your welcome chaps. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #10129: Surprised you didn't use Carp in the Bolters group... (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #16007: Not good (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #16016: Hmm. Could have done with some variety of type of link, and too much of the challenge came from obscurity rather than deceit for my tastes. Thanks for setting tho (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Driller @ #15605: TwT (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #16007: Mixture of clever/good (duck) and tenuous (stop and station?) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #16014: "All use 6 letters from Richmond" is too obscure I think. Otherwise Fiendish for sure but very good. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ciara @ #15605: I hate you (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Noroo @ #15605: good quiz :D (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy @ #15977: A speech is also a talk (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Interesting! @ #13602: SELF INDULGENT (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Interesting! @ #13534: Baffling. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Interesting! @ #16013: An excellent quiz for a classical musician born on 26th August. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

andy @ #15974: Starlight, warning light, relight, roadlight (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

grey-garth @ #16009: apologies for spelling error in this one! resubmitted as #16010 in the hope you 'work down from the top' (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

grey-garth @ #16010: #16009 resubmitted with spelling error corrected :( so don't bother with #16009 if you have not done it already! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #16000: All pretty nice except for the Uppercut group which I found to be a weak and generic connection compared to the others. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16005: thanks for allowing "films" for relevant category. Never heard of Michael Cera. Good grid (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #16007: Excellent grid, but too difficult for me to complete first time (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #8672: Wouldn't accept duke for me. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15909: 4/10 got most of the clues, but couldn't sort in the time, really good though :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15908: Loved this one, right up my street! 10/10 :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15907: Been away, just catching up, great grid, 10/10 lots of fun! Thanks :-) (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

J and H @ #16004: Enjoyed, thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #16004: Fun concept and pretty straightforward, but a few difficult elements to keep things interesting (not heard of La Rive Gauche or Yazz and had to guess those). Cheers mate. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #16005: Spent far too long trying to work out Seth Rogen movies, which is a good red herring. Great grid, thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #16005: Spent far too long trying to work out Seth Rogen movies, which is a good red herring. Great grid, thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

j @ #16004: thanks (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Phlogiston @ #3672: Nice grid. (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

carol @ #13374: oh answers let the player down sooooo often! the British breads group is just wrong -they are not all breads at all. British buns or cakes would be a more realistic answer!! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Salt @ #16005: Amazing, perfect grid. So much fun. Thank you! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #12905: Wouldn't accept winds (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

RussDee @ #15982: 6/10 - Thank you (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Miamama @ #16001: Not bad (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

jefco @ #16002: What is MN? (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #81: Nice grid, funny! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Liam Flag @ #15998: 4/10, couple of groups too obscure for me, but you learn something new everyday, thanks! (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

TBAG @ #12523: very cool parts of the body..... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TBAG @ #7380: NICE (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mike A @ #15983: Disappointing; some of the explanations are plain wrong and others capable of other explanations (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TBAG @ #15981: Nice (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TBAG @ #138: JIM IS RIGHT SLASH MAN! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TK @ #15962: Good fun. Solved with 5 seconds left. It took some reasoning at the end. Clever and creative grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TK @ #15967: Damn. Saw all the connections at some point but never completed a single group. Tough but good (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

knife @ #15983: Explanations could be better: synonyms for what? Angling not accepted (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15990: I guessed the herring group as "red food"... (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #15938: Wonderful, one of the best. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Stan Deasy @ #15941: Difficult with definitions not wide enough. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #15967: Toughie. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Anton Deck @ #15962: (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Jim Karna @ #15962: Fine work. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Anton Deck @ #15974: Good Gridding! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Arthur Lager @ #15956: Good stuff! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15983: Fun, but tough (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

liz @ #10764: wouldn't allow me ball for the last group! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15955: Only 4/10 for me. Just one point, Northern Territory isn't a state... it's one of the 3 internal territories (other two being Jervis Bay & Australian Capital), in addition to the 6 states. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

TK @ #15990: I cannot remember exactly if I required meat. I am pretty sure I required smoke(d) since that is the connection that defines the group. Apologies if that didn't work. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15989: Cleaver, too cleaver for me but well set. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15990: I thought very straight forward, but disappointed by the answer for the Red Herring group... did you require the word meat? I purposely avoided that because herring is not meat. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15989: 2/10... too esoteric for me (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Winston Smith @ #15991: Fiendish! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15990: Can't say I enjoyed that one personally, Tintin a bit before my time, two of the groups too similar (meat and fish, bit of a cheap overlap I thought). Fair play though. Cheers (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15985: Yeah, that was creative. once you spotted the group it was clear enough what belonged. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Chapman @ #15985: Actually I found bong and plink to be good onomatopoeic examples of bell sounds. Think of a really big bell and replicate its sound, you'd say bong (or dong) and a little bell that is knocked over would for sure go plink. I liked the grid. Thanks (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15982: loved the beaches, excellent grid (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15983: like a fool I put angling instead of fishing, you need second sight to get some of these group names (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15985: You've had too much oil and brownie if you think that bells go bong or plink (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

andy & chris @ #43: Excellent wall! Thanks for the apostrophe but we still didn't get it! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Espy @ #15886: Very enjoyable! (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15982: Thanks guys, I was hoping it would be frustrating-but-fun, so it's nice to see these sorts of comments. (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #15982: Also fell for it. One of the best. (3 months ago)

Jon Hancock @ #15982: Cor, annoying , couldn't get the Normandy beaches out of my head. brill fun (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15985: I enjoyed that, didn't score very well but it was a fair grid. As a minor quibble I didn't have 'drugs' accepted for the drugs line. Cheers mate. (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15983: I don't think I have ever heard the PM's referred to by those names, except for Cameron on occasion. Otherwise a good grid. Thanks for posting. (3 months ago)

Annie oakley @ #15984: Easy Grid with just the right amount of red herrings (3 months ago)

cheminion @ #15982: An excellent grid, I too walked down the massive blind alley, but recovered in time to finish the grid with 10s to spare. Thanks for setting. (3 months ago)

Sam Sonite @ #15982: Very clever use of red herrings, very enjoyable. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15974: Good grid... missed the answer to the Road group! I was happy with the breadth of answers accepted (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15982: I fell for your ruse, darn you!!! Excellent grid. Only 5/10 because I wasted too much time on 'you know what'. Challenging but very solvable. (3 months ago)

KenP @ #1128: Fully agree with MArK. never been a Carry On London. Rubbish. Do some homeowrk before subjecting us to this load of .... (3 months ago)

KenP @ #15956: It would help if you had the correct spelling of Napoleon. It can become a spelling test at the best of times. (3 months ago)

Simon @ #15974: links need to consider synonyms of answers (3 months ago)

Bc @ #15974: 1st time. Need more practice to score properly (3 months ago)

Liz @ #15956: Frustrating that napoleon was incorrectly spelled!! (3 months ago)

Liz @ #15974: Solved grid but didn’t get links correct! (3 months ago)

Miranda @ #15974: Thanks, good grid (3 months ago)

knife @ #15971: "preceded" rather than "followed" I think (3 months ago)

Ed @ #15974: Thanks -enjoyed almost solving it! (3 months ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15978: simple but clever (3 months ago)

Degaleg @ #15972: I got all the connections but not one of my answers were accepted. Seems to require exactly what you’ve entered as the answer, for example, football songs wasn’t accepted. If you add multiple answers split by commas this helps, plus shortened versions of words “foot” for “football”, this helps. (3 months ago)

Degaleg @ #15971: 10/10 only due to my penchant for all things nerdy. Danny group may be a bit obscure for some for a medium grid, I enjoyed this one, thanks! (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15925: This was well easy, try harder nOOBs (3 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15912: I agree andy, imagine if it's seven, that would be craaaazzy, amirite? (3 months ago)

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David @ #80: I feel the Camel etc. group should accept "living creatures". (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15945: Really enjoyed this. Thank you. I have heard of large. It's the kind of thing you'd hear in Lock, Stock: Gimme fifty large... (3 months ago)

Robbo62 @ #15892: Good grid but would class it as easy. (3 months ago)

Chris @ #15962: Nice grid. 10/10 but was fun working out the groupings. (3 months ago)

Me @ #7825: Wouldn't accept Daily for the newspapers (3 months ago)

chris @ #15931: good, straightforward and not too difficult (3 months ago)

chris @ #15934: sensible and difficulty level about right (3 months ago)

Ian @ #15956: Very nice grid, (3 months ago)

Jon @ #15954: Found it really easy (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15942: A fun one - scored 10/10 but there were some nice overlaps to stop it being too straightforward. Cheers! (3 months ago)

carol @ #13487: I think synonyms was naff, sorry. surely if you gave the connection (point of these grids??!) then that should be correct too. (3 months ago)

Megan @ #7062: Of course I had no idea who or what Pugwash is. Hard as a non-Brit. (3 months ago)

ksuchak1990 @ #13037: Probably one of the most fun grids I've seen - nice one! (3 months ago)

Harry @ #15956: Good apart from spelling Napoleon wrong! (3 months ago)

Me @ #7088: Wouldn't accept Porridge (3 months ago)

Johnny @ #15955: Same. Only scored 4 but great grid. (3 months ago)

PurpleAki @ #2026: should accept 'synonyms' (3 months ago)

Paratus @ #1839: Harder than a great big bag of hard things. (3 months ago)

lindy @ #15954: 10/10 so I liked it :) (3 months ago)

lindy @ #15956: Napoleon marked wrong for me.. My spelling was correct ! 7/10 because of that (3 months ago)

Mr Spratt @ #15892: Leave us fish alone (3 months ago)

David @ #79: I feel Barrel etc. should accept measures. (3 months ago)

Chris @ #15956: 7/10 for me and it really irritated me because you've spelt Napoleon wrong. Other than that it would be a good grid but that has ruined it. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #9769: Interesting looking back... I think contemporary grids tend to be a lot tougher, and of course would get battered for having old chestnuts like these in. Ok for beginners but needed more crossovers (a phrase my phone has now learnt) (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15954: I liked it. I enjoy grids the most when I get 10/10 but have to work hard for it, like I did here. Cheers. (3 months ago)

carol @ #13747: dearie me... dyslexic people - please get information, syntax, spellings, etc, checked before you post your grid... (3 months ago)

Helen Grant @ #15959: I should have gone incognito like your other contestants. (3 months ago)

Helen Grant @ #15959: I put "song" instead of Talking Heads. The last group must be the red herrings but it didn't like that answer either. :-( (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15957: Nice, but remember to capitalise (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15959: Eclectic, and thanks for reminding me of the existence of magnetic fields, but without crossovers it's not really my idea of a grid (3 months ago)

Ex-King of Spain @ #15959: Now I eat humble pie (3 months ago)

Bob (office below) @ #15959: Open the door. I'm hungry. (3 months ago)

David Bowie @ #15959: Drink nothing but champagne (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #15957: pleased to have done this one, very good with all those queen crossovers (3 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15945: Confectionary ☑ sweets ✖ ???? (3 months ago)

Pamela @ #15887: Excellent (3 months ago)

BrodieF @ #15954: A few inaccuracies in the answers, but not a bad grid. I'd say word groups should either be "can be followed by" or "can be preceded by" and not both. But that's just my opinion. (3 months ago)

BrodieF @ #15955: Didn't manage to solve this one fully but it's a nice grid. Pretty tough. 4/5, 4/5. (3 months ago)

BrodieF @ #15956: Nice little quiz and groups, but pretty easy. Check the spelling of your answer groups too! (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #15956: Excellent! And thank you for the explanations. (3 months ago)

bonehead @ #15956: I also made the mistake of spelling Napoleon correctly, so only 7/10 (3 months ago)

Your_Name @ #15956: napoleon... (3 months ago)

Pag @ #15954: Enjoyable first grid. Thanks (3 months ago)

truecockney @ #15940: Duly noted. I'll try to give some explanations for items I think are a bit more unusual (and I'm trying to get some crossovers, but I feel that is making it much more difficult to make these versions). It's impossible to please everyone all the time :) (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15945: Never heard of large in that context and 'ten one-hundreds' feels a little contrived. Be careful of spelling, esp in answers - confectionery (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15941: Need to expand the accepted answers slightly. Synonyms for brave not accepted. Also, the Dare group has another correct answer - they are all games (board or otherwise). (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15940: Straightforward and enjoyable. I concur that explanations are always appreciated... (3 months ago)

4by4 @ #15934: Peter Capaldi regenerated into Jodie Whittaker (the 13th doctor) in the 2017 Christmas special. This was her first appearance as the Doctor. (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15935: Was never going to get the Sneak group. Like the Sketch group... which personally I think works, even though I didn't get it! (3 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15934: Whittaker hasn't debuted yet, so 'all have played' isn't strictly accurate in our timeline. I admit, tenses are complicated where time travel is involved. What do we want? Time Travel! When do we want it? Whenever... (3 months ago)

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

Eagleeyes @ #15954: Thought it was Houses of Parliament - not aware of it being referred to in the singular. (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #15951: That's my sister's name! :-) (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #15948: The Banksy group is brutal, American or not. No real "in" on that one. The Las Vegas line is American-centric but not overly obscure save one of them. The Vowel group is very clever (I missed it completely). (3 months ago)

Jn @ #15930: First 10/10 for a while. Really liked this one (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15948: A bit too American for me but a decent grid. (3 months ago)

GIFFnotJIFF @ #15950: Was a bit disappointed to lose a point when I put 'ranks' instead of 'titles' - otherwise pretty good. (3 months ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15949: The owl line also works with F. (3 months ago)

Simon Williams @ #481: solutions need to have a less defined terms, accepting more generic terms. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15951: Same here. BARB? Once you get/guess that group it all collapses, unfortunately I took 2'50" to do so (3 months ago)

DH @ #15938: Really enjoyable challenge (3 months ago)

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bonehead @ #15951: not bad.... but why have I never met anyone called Barb? (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15935: Cool. I did wonder how that would go down. I thought it was clever and challenging but also a bit unorthodox to say the least. Nice to hear both sides I guess. Cheers. (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15925: Too hard for me but a great concept (3 months ago)

ANGRY BEEVER @ #15941: Synonyms for brave. Not accepted. Surely just the word brave being in there means it should be accepted. DISAPPOINTING! (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15940: Explanations are most definitely appreciated. The effort is noticed. It always great to learn something new. (3 months ago)

Johnny @ #15935: Gotta say, I disagree, I thought it was the best group! Thought all the synonyms were legitimate. (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15947: I would have thought catarrh rather than cutter- even seeing the group i couldnt work out what you meant. Maybe your newsrreaders pronounce it differently to ours... (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15941: Isnt Pascal Gross the current one? And Christian the briefly hilarious spurs manager*? Fun anyway. * Ok, one of the... (3 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15940: TBH there's always google for explanations, but nice to know they are appreciated... Agree, this was surprisingly resolvable, despite the crossovers (yay!) (3 months ago)

cheminion @ #15938: enjoyable grid, thanks for setting. (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #15940: One of your easier entries in this style. Nice. Instead of always saying "can all be linked by," it would be helpful if you briefly explained the connections, at least for things that are cultural references or a bit oblique. (3 months ago)

JonBob @ #15935: Yeah, that's a really fair criticism. I wouldn't have been able to phrase it so nicely. The "tie" and "conclude" connections are completely fair and very clever, but the other two stretch the concept a bit far. (3 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15904: I agree - this one was way too hard, too. Must have been in a crabby mood that day or something. Sorry! (3 months ago)

threeferrets @ #15938: Nice (3 months ago)

DH @ #15935: challenging but good. the draw category is too tough iMHO: - draw as a noun (tie) - draw as a verb (sketch) that can be both transitive and intransitive: "I drew", "I drew a kitty cat" other 2 senses of draw that are intransitive verbs only Elicit is "draw out" only, isn't it, like a"draw out" is idomatic for Elicit? Conclude same is "draw to an close" or other similar phrases This answer *elicits*a sigh from me, and as I "draw this rant to an end" i say good day sir (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15934: Too hard for me but well set. (3 months ago)

Aetees @ #15938: Excellent grid. (3 months ago)

Squiggle @ #15822: Why does it insist on 'all'? Put in 'cocktails' and was told incorrect. (3 months ago)

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

lindy @ #15930: 10-/10...good grid..I kept trying to find a "David" group until I figured Bowie knife..:) (3 months ago)

Timbo @ #1942: ‘Aliases’ should be permitted. Otherwise excellent! (3 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15931: It's the ground where the gold is in mining. (3 months ago)

Chris @ #12836: Good fun and lovely mix of options. Didn’t see the vowels though! (3 months ago)

Kyle @ #15933: Found this one relatively easy, but a very nice grid overall. (3 months ago)

Andy P @ #15930: Excellent, one of the best I've done recently. Some really neat overlaps. Scored 7/10 after not identifying Bowie. Cheers! (3 months ago)

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

Aetees @ #15929: I wish there were a way to delete grids, or at least mark them as defective (is there? I can't find one). Peter shouldn't be in there, the grid is incorrect. Sorry folks. (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15930: nice simple grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15930: Nice and straightforward enough. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15929: Peter? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Paratus @ #15910: Needs to be factually correct. The start of the 12th Century was the year 1101, not 1100. It might still be a binary number but you're giving wrong definitions for the answers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #2277: Recommended (3 months, 1 week ago)

Squiggle @ #15885: Enjoyed this... enough intrigue to tickle the grey cells. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15929: Good grid - a couple of well obscure clues scuppered me. 5/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

GIFFnotJIFF @ #15320: Never heard of Laios, must brush up Irish counties (3 months, 1 week ago)

GIFFnotJIFF @ #15325: Some good crossover but it didn't take long after the cru- clue (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15925: Spotted the theme, but way too obscure for me - 0/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mike A @ #15911: (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15925: too difficult to be any good (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15926: Hammond. May, Cook.... I was looking for the 4th Eng cricket captain..... (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15922: nice grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15925: Quirky. Should have trusted you on the cars front. Spotted the theme eventually. Nice work. (3 months, 1 week ago)

rabbit @ #9384: Any way you can change the 02 to O2? not sure if possible but not really consistent/fair as is. otherwise nice quiz (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15920: Quaint group rather sticks out for me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15920: 6/10 - Excellent grid this - loved the choice of categories. As with bonehead I went PMs and was annoyed not to be given it before I realised. Thanks for setting. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15921: IGNORE - there is a typo. Sorry! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15915: Ah, a good point. Not being a fan of such musicals I had always assumed it was Grease. Cheers for the input, if not the abuse. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15920: Really good grid - the Quaint group especially clever... I also went PMs but thought the Court was martial (homophone Marshall) and opted for Commonwealth PMs. Over-thought that one! haha ;-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

MollieT @ #15918: Oh :( not specific enough do you think? (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15920: I thought UK PMs was right..... but of course Hague not a PM rats Good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15919: Patrick Thistle??? (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15918: Generally a good grid with good crossovers. Felt a bit let down by the Reid answer though... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15910: I like the idea behind it but I was well and truly flummoxed. Good for a challenge. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Busker @ #15915: (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15916: Excellent grid... Lenin and Cell groups particularly clever. Thank you! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15915: I didn't think it was too easy, just easy enough. Not every grid needs to leave me baffled. Well set. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15910: It's like you've layered a third challenge of decoding the answers on top of finding the groups and understanding the connections. I normally like your "crossword" grids, but this one went a step too far for my tastes. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15917: Dont bother with this one, ive inadvertently resubmitted the previous puzzle, although you might find this one a bit easier as a result (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15902: Cross I didn't see the Nine solution. Not sure about Low Hiss and what about Gene Tierney?? Kinda invalidates that clue. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15908: Only 2 for me. I've given myself 3 as my answer was 'digits on the hand' due to the inclusion of thumb. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15908: Only 2 for me. I've given myself 3 as my answer was 'digits on the hand' due to the inclusion of thumb. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15909: Found this really difficult... some of the clues being quite obtuse. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15915: Nothing wrong with easy - excellent grid :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15909: Interesting concept and nice style, just a bit difficult for me. Scored 2/10 after not having heard of a couple of the clues. Cheers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15912: Clever and fun. Scored 4/10 but probably should have been higher looking back at the answers, that and trying most combinations for the metals but not getting them - I find there's a huge difference between there being five of something and six of something, haha. Cheers mate. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15914: Fun, clever, but difficult. Scored (moral) 3/10 (it didn't accept the singular form of the answer you wanted for the Brennan line). Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15915: Probably a bit easy in retrospect, just threw it together on the bus on the way to work. Enjoy (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15911: Great grid with clever overlaps. My one gripe would be that it didn't accept Animated Films for the, er, animated films. But perhaps you were right to demand a more specific answer. Cheers. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15908: Good grid and overlaps. I scored 6/10 but it could have been 10 with different guesses at the end - I always seem to guess wrong. Cheers for the grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15907: Cheers for comments. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #15907: Great grid, good crossovers (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15907: a good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15886: I feel clever...10/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15907: 10/10...good grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Smudge @ #15825: We must be stupid then 2/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #12682: Just the thing if you fancy a challenge (3 months, 1 week ago)

Edward @ #13926: Green purple and red groups are good. Blue group is less good - word ones would ideally all be either before or after, not a mix, and W____ is not very specific. (3 months, 1 week ago)

knife @ #15904: The "by" one is too random and weak, virtually unguessable, and strictly speaking ByRon is wrong, should be Byron (3 months, 1 week ago)

lindy @ #15891: Once I figured out you meant Austen's prejudice it all fell into place. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Edward @ #12578: "Geri" not "Gerri". The red group was good with lots of red herrings. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15897: Very good: needed just a bit too much knowledge I didn't have (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15893: Not bad. Should PYG be capitalised? Iirc it wasn't but it's been 30 years since I climbed it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15892: Not sure that's how it works... I got them all but would have preferred some red herrings (3 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15902: Almost indecipherable...Low Hiss? Also ----nine? Sorry I don't get it? Thanks for setting though, I might do better on your next one? (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15880: Ah. Over here that's a "fireplace screen." I thought maybe it was another word for a firefighter. :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15903: I liked it! I found it easier than #15902, actually. The Marks group was obvious and once I got those to stick, Late Show came quickly. I couldn't sort out the last two in time but would have given a few more seconds; it was obvious that we were going to see hidden words in one group but I got stuck looking for languages until too late. Ended with 6/10 which I think is a fair target. (3 months, 1 week ago)

MollieT @ #15897: Only managed 4/10 myself but very enjoyable :D (3 months, 1 week ago)

Megan @ #3456: (3 months, 1 week ago)

Megan @ #3712: I got the energy units and was very pleased with myself. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Megan @ #186: Enjoyed and was a challenge (3 months, 1 week ago)

Megan @ #15904: Too much focus on fill in the blanks. Maybe in the future just do one group of that. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15903: I'm preemptively volunteering a comment on my own work here - this one was way too hard. There's some fun ideas here but the Pants group is too un-obvious, the Day Cart group is a little too esoteric. Sorry! (3 months, 1 week ago)

ArthurC @ #15882: Thanks for the feedback. Will definitely work on more crossovers. Probably where I'm weakest. And I couldn't think of other words for the three word songs answer. Can't believe I didn't think of repeating, Sorry about that. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Guy @ #15822: Who's Madonna? (3 months, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #15900: Good selection of crossover answers. Got 10/10 but took me to the time limit to get the last of the groups. Nice one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15902: baby, stay in corner. (3 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15889: no no no (3 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15891: 10/10 Lemon Squeezy (3 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15892: I got them all therefore it's a good grid (!) (3 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15898: er, what was that? (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15900: 6/10 - got the solutions, but couldn't get the groups in time. Well set. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rad Salamander @ #15899: Actually, the large number is a 'googolplex'. Googleplex is the corporate head quarter of Google. :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15900: Awesome, great fun and style. Disappointed with 5/10, could have been higher now that I've seen all the answers. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15898: Love Puzzgrid for some daily fun, fun being the word, some people take it a little TOO serious See Below (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15899: Excellent, some lovely crossovers. Got 10/10, but had to work hard for it. Cheers mate. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15898: Managed to sort the groups but 2 of my answers were marked incorrect. ***SPOILER*** for the wise man group I put herbs, for the daisy group I put 'flowers and girls names'. What answer were you expecting for the Fresh group? Try to give a little more leeway in the answers by listing words, separated by commas, rather than requiring an exact phrase. Thanks! (3 months, 1 week ago)

ANTHONY @ #15892: A GOOD GRID WELL DONE (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15897: Superb... but only 5/10. Just couldn't sort the DC group in time as was convinced a 'place' belonged in there despite knowing the 2 people. Perfect number of crossovers - a fine grid indeed. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15893: Too tough for me! 1/10 also. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15891: Enjoyed a lot... without prejudice! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15887: Don't recall seeing galls... apologies. There are bound to be some unintentional repetitions with nearly 16,000 grids on here! (3 months, 1 week ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15888: I gave my mate a meat sandwich which he enjoyed and asked what was on it? When I told him it was crab paste he then asked where I got it from? I said "the chemists" (3 months, 1 week ago)

Kathy Tully @ #15891: Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15893: Clever but tough. Scored 1/10. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15886: really good (3 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15887: brilliant (3 months, 1 week ago)

JeannieIrene @ #15891: Bronte's prejudice? Don't you mean Austen's?? (3 months, 1 week ago)

D Rota @ #15862: top gridding (3 months, 1 week ago)

D Rota @ #15873: like others- great idea for grid but the spelling threw me- I thought it was deliberate so went off on another tangent (3 months, 1 week ago)

D Rota @ #15885: thumbs up (3 months, 1 week ago)

D Rota @ #15891: excellent grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Hmmmmmm @ #15882: The songs group doesn't accept "repeating" as a connection. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15885: Agree with below comments. Enjoyed it. 10/10 but had to work for it. Nice one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15883: I don't know what point you're trying to make. Verbs can't be singular or plural. Scissor can be used as a verb, yes, but that's not relevant here. The relevance to this puzzle is that scissor cannot be used as a singular noun. Verbs by their nature cannot be plural or singular. Unless you're talking about conjugation which is a completely separate point. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15891: 10/10 great grid,thanks really enjoyable! (3 months, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #15881: Thanks both. Resubmitted with changes on 15891 (3 months, 1 week ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15890: That's good! Bueno (3 months, 1 week ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15887: this is the guy that complained about someone else answers ...and GALLS... is one on their board. boooo (3 months, 1 week ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15889: well done (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15886: Oof. A good one, but brutal for me. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15885: Pretty hard version of this idea for Americans, with all the snooker and such! Our version of Clue has Mr. Boddy, which I didn't know was regional and that sent me off in the wrong direction. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15880: As in "about as much use as a chocolate fire guard". Tough but fair. Lots of good gridding around at the moment 😀 (3 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15882: The money group is clever. The defend group concept has been used on the tv show, so I should've got it... (3 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15882: Fine with defend but yeah, moar crossovers desirable. (3 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #15886: Loved this one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15890: 10/10 (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15889: Enjoyed it. Not sure that Ovaltine works in that group... it's a malt drink with a chocolate version - I don't think they actually produce chocolates. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15888: Crab is seafood. I realise there is crabmeat but... in a list of meat, you wouldn't expect crab. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #15874: Didn't get the hedge or death groups at all. I was thrown off by bell noises (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15880: Thanks JonBob... it's a screen you put in front of an open fire to stop sparks/logs falling out. (3 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15885: a good quiz (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15881: Yep, that's the case here too: it's the word "Danny" for this one. (3 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15880: "Fire" is the only one that doesn't resonate for me after seeing the answers, though several others aren't in my normal vocabulary. I think this was actually easier for an American because the red herring didn't call out to me because we don't have all of those here. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15886: Great got 7/10 (picked the wrong part of the answer for the bicycle group, doh!) really enjoy this style of grid, very clever :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15885: good fun grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rubberlisa @ #15882: Good one. Should have got it. Didn’t! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15883: Just as another observation, "scissor" can also be used in the singular as a verb (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15885: What Vixen said. But... they don't all need to be hard. Very enjoyable and not too cryptic. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15883: Enjoyed it. Was sure I tried secret in that group, but obvs not! Kicking myself for not seeing the solution to calm. Nice one! (3 months, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #15885: I found this easy 10/10, but very enjoyable, thanks :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15882: 7/10... a generally good grid but didn't spot any crossovers. Personally, not a fan of the Defend group solution... (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15881: Doesn't work. I found out that this happens if you include double quotation marks in a grid. (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15880: Due to the main herring, I tried to stick with fairly well-known terms. Thought Republican was probably the most obscure. Genuinely interested as to which others you were unfamiliar with... sometimes as a setter what you think is common knowledge turns out not to be. All a learning experience :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15880: Ah that was tough. Scored 1/10. Never heard of a number of these terms, which made it harder - that and spending too much of my time chasing the main red herring which was central to the grid. Cheers though :) (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15876: A pretty decent grid in terms of playability. I think it would look a bit smarter or neater if you capitalised first letters of words. Cheers (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15883: Well, an interesting observation and something that I had considered when making the grid, but it doesn't change anything or make what I have written incorrect - it can only be used in the plural form when used as a noun, which is the essence of that group. (3 months, 1 week ago)

Eagleeyes @ #15883: Trouser is a singular word. It can be a verb (eg to trouser money) and modifies a noun (eg a trouser pocket). (3 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15874: Great grid. I like it when I can get 10/10 but I have to work for it. (3 months, 1 week ago)

chris @ #15874: very easy but well formed grid. nice one (3 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15872: Really good :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15867: Excellent! (3 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15880: Loved this one! Thank you (3 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15879: kicking self for missing cricketers - as I am a cricket fan! Excellent grid (3 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15874: Excellent! I couldn't see the Hog line, and gave up at seven. It's nice how the clock isn't running when I have to explain the last row :-) (3 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15874: Sorry HJGB, but fighting doesn't work with Foo. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15872: Very enjoyable, the Trent groups was out of my comfort zone which stopped a 10/10. I hope you write some more in future. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

N @ #15873: Cool, but you spelt leek and Isle of Wight wrong. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

MollieT @ #15875: 5/10 for me, enjoyable challenge :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15875: Ta. Oh for an edit function though: could have made it even more crossed over. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15867: Lovely stuff. Paradoxically the uniqueness of the solution helped me solve it, because first and second couldn't be interchangable that meant I could place second outside one of the groups (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15874: Good grid although it didn't accept 'fighting' for bull, foo etc (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15867: Cheers. I wasn't convinced there was a unique solution with there being so many crossovers but I'm glad people are enjoying it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15874: Good, though BETS is slightly awry (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15875: Tricky, tricky... especially Brazil group. Great challenge - enjoyed it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15873: A finely constructed grid, slightly marred by spelling but enjoyable nonetheless. Didn't know the scientific name of the onion solution, so I missed out on a 10fer, but I have awarded myself the point anyway! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15872: I also got 2/10. A well constructed grid and a fine challenge. Good use of crossovers and red herrings. Well done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15870: Pyramid should be singular. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15869: Didn't get the Army group... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15867: Superb... classic grid setting. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15864: A cultural difference here due to the dragon group. I agree with HJGB that encounter is just a meeting, and don't really think that Flap or Beef are 'altercations', which is a synonym of argument, quarrel, squabble or fight. Beef = complaint/moan and Flap = agitated. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15872: Yes, very good. I found it very tricky though and only scored 2/10. Nice one, especially for a first go. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15873: Yep, nice attempt but spelling can be hugely important in these grids. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Gwynfor @ #15873: Spelling issues put me off two correct answers early. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15867: I could see what they were but couldn't sort them fast enough, frustrating! 6/10 Nice one :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15857: Nicely constructed! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15864: I solved the grid but didn't always know the groups. A good grid but I wouldn't say an encounter has to be an altercation... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15855: Derek Smalls was the only one in the group difficult for this American. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15873: Leek not leak, but I enjoyed it :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15872: Very good! I didn't know the Trent group so 7/10 :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15861: Feeling a bit light-headed and sloshed myself after that one (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

MollieT @ #15872: Here lies my first grid attempt, praying everything is in order! :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15857: .gud .grd (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15868: Lemon Squeezy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14317: yes good grid but cant bear the censure in the answers!!! i said ...bear but the answer was bears so was wrong. Drives me nuts!!!! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15859: Good fun. Straightforward if you use trial and error to discover what doesnt belong in the Mulan Group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15863: I like your grids on the whole but, sometimes I struggle. I agree with cheminion, hair, kink? Sorry I just don't get it...Thanks anyway :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15864: Until next time jsilverman1. until next time. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15863: this one is for the nerds (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15855: ha ha! loved the harvest group too. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15858: red herrings and double bluffs. FInally got the Posh group...sneaky. thanks for sharing. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15859: Nice grid, surprised myself with a 10/10 following a flasj of inspiration on the Rapunzel group. Thanks for setting. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15862: it's a famous thing (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15863: a great challenge, frustrated I only got 2/10. Could see the links but didn't get the correct sequences. Hair group perhaps a little tenous...but nevertheless great job! Thanks for setting. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15859: Good one. I saw "Popular vote" and thought "that must be a word one" so I was trying to figure out what "larvo" or "ularv" was :-) But I got there in the end. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15861: Very good. I'm kicking myself as I couldn't see the bag solution. Obvious now! :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15857: The Egg group was way over my head! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15859: you got me. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15858: hmmmm (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15857: famously and well known expression my ass (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15855: Love the harvest group! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15855: Wonderful stuff, thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15829: Lovely! @bonehead: Both expressions are used interchangeably, with some regional variation. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15828: Found it easy, but very fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15821: The picture group is inspired. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15817: Little Shop of Horrors was first a stage production. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15852: Like it, especially Michael! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15852: a nice grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15852: A nice and easy start to the week. Thanks! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

chris @ #15852: nice and straightforward (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15849: Great grid, wish I had done better at it. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15850: Some pretty obscure stuff, I am a fairly avid gamer and even after it resolved I had only heard of one of the games. Then again it was listed as fiendish so I suppose obscurity is fair game. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Busker @ #15698: good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15849: 10/10 - chuffed to bits! Haven't figured out the Movie Alien and Group of Teal clues but the others gave me the answer. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #184: (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15843: Agree with LW and Andy P. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15840: Sorry, don't understand the Malin group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15828: Nicely done! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14422: food group just silly (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14426: once again i got the grid but fell down in my connections - really do think mild expletives should be accepted! agree with others' comments (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lucy @ #18: Simply "adverbs" is not enough (although it would be great for a primary school version - does that exist yet?). And there are two misspellings, which technically made the connections wrong, even though it was easy to figure out what the creator meant and what they should have been. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14738: MLS - complete mystery - what does that stand for, please? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LW @ #15843: Crab isn't a fish. "seafood" or "sea creatures" would be more accurate. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15815: took a while to sort out the categories, but satisfying to get it right. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15822: good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15849: super grid; 5* from me. Got 7/10, couldn't get the waterproof group. Thanks for setting (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15843: I won't be catfished that way again (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15842: Sadly there's no edit function. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15849: Love it! 10/10, great grid :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15839: a good grid . (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15843: Yes and when there is a group that are synonyms then you need to accept the word synonym as a potential answer. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14836: oh flip why are you all so nice!! the answers should be able to take in different versions of the same thing! It annoys me intensely.....! tho to be fair I am hopeless at the grids. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #14919: I love doing these grids, thank you to the makers, but often the connection answers just drive me crazy! smell - WRONG, smells - RIGHT. What!!!???? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #15049: wisdom not a book in the bible. so silly (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15816: Found this straightforward after that as the moss and annie groups were easy to spot the existence of and not hard to get - too much non ambiguity. Still, the odd easy one is fine on a Sunday morning. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15816: I count 3 crossovers ( button moon, hamilton the musical, harvest festival) As a rule, crossovers work best where the fit of the crossover in the correct group is less immediately obvious than in its herring group ( although it's certainly possible to overdo the obscurity). Having not heard of fosse, only one of the herrings actually bit me ( or vice versa) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

KarenA @ #15842: Thanks for your comment, do you know if it's possible for me to fix these things? I can't seem to find and edit button. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

jefco @ #15836: Its spelt Sydney (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

M @ #15843: A crab isn't a fish. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15843: Nice grid, thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JeannieIrene @ #15842: Good overall set. I got the groups, but put Tellytubbies- not accepted, and land- not accepted. Needs to be less precise on group names! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15829: jerry-rigged? whaaaaa? I've heard of jury-rigged (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rod Hull @ #15748: Not me (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

KarenA @ #15842: I'm trying to change Lap to Green since Lapland isn't a country but I don't know how to edit. Sorry! Hope it's ok other than that :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15839: A better and cleaner version of this may be found as grid 15840 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15840: This is a better and cleaner version of 15839 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15839: I don't really get the "lovely" group, apart from the one that isn't... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mr A @ #15839: Connections are a bit too vague, and largely pretty similar. Also not family-friendly. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15710: DH: Portuguese. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Portuguese/Contents/Definite_and_Indefinite_Articles (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15743: edc: Thanks for your kind words, thanks for playing, and most importantly thanks for your patience! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15758: Joe: 'Card Sharks' is a thing, albeit a predominantly American one. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_Sharks and the first line of this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15805: FirstGofer: I confess my agreement. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15806: Sorry for the naming issues - it's tough to anticipate everything people might write as a response, and there's sadly no Victoria Coren Mitchell amongst us who will accept things on a judgement call. On y va! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15807: FirstGofer: I'll try to keep that in mind! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15828: Thanks for the kind feedback, all. Even you, Marvin! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15820: Nice ideas. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15821: I didnt notice that! IMO Iris is a bit of an old chestnut but the dog and picture groups were very good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15825: More like it... but yeah, capitalise. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15823: Grids dont have to be hard... but needed more Overlap. The radish group didn't really interact with the other 3 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #15827: Again, inventive and fun. I doff my hat. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #15828: Entertaining imaginative stuff, without the obscurity that bedevils so many grids (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15829: Recommended (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15830: And there was me looking for a prefix that all of them shared.... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15828: Nice use of hook to add to the ambiguity. Straightforward but fun (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15758: It's card sharp not shark (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15803: rubbish (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mya @ #15779: I made this grid alone and i am only 8 i am sorry jrandomuser that it did not axcept planet because it was one of the answers i put in (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15820: Lupus can affect the skin. But it's not a skin condition. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Deja @ #15828: Very nice. Good balance of crossovers in all of the groups. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15829: 10/10...Happy Face (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #15823: Way too easy, and let down by poor connections. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

PizzaPlease @ #15828: WOW! A genius made this (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

rabbit hole @ #15809: good first attempt (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #15825: Bit too easy really. There wasn't much in the way of overlap or misdirection, and the four un-capitalised answers stood out to make an obvious group. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15830: rude (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15829: just shaking my head.... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15827: just fun! good clean fun. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15826: that's just good (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15821: That was fun - I didn't do well because I kept seeing pairs of words that weren't groups - like "Detached Retina", "Gun dog", "Public school", "School pupil" :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

knife @ #15816: Thought "musicals" would have been enough (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15822: nice (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15823: Lemon squeezy (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #15816: I enjoyed this grid, thanks! Although I did think that the grouping with 'food' in it could easily have applied to other things as well as the answer given. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15822: Margarita is the spelling for that group, margherita is the spelling for the meatfeast group other than that, nice easy fun grid thanks for sharing :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dinah @ #15822: Good grid, apart from wrong spelling of pepperoni (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Coliy @ #15822: Awesome (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #6140: Very enjoyable, but really easy. The Bohemian Rhapsody wasn't so obvious though. :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15810: Very enjoyable! :) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15814: This one was really difficult for a non-Brit. ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15820: SPOILERS The description for the last one should say "They all CONTAIN names of vehicles", but the tags I added should recognise correct answers anyway. Sorry about that. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

RG @ #15818: RG (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15816: That was fun. Have to agree with the lack of crossovers a bit though, although my 10/10 did feel quite scraped. Cheers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15811: Glad you liked it, it's my first grid ever! ;) Do you have any tips on how I could improve? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15814: Found this much easier second time around... (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15816: 17 seconds... a personal best! Only saw 2 crossovers. Thanks for setting. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15810: Nicely crossed over. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15815: Excellent grid - really enjoyed the challenge. Admittedly, probably niche, but nothing wrong with that once in a while! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15814: Didn't notice the broken answer. However, good challenging grid. Thank you! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

isabellol @ #15796: Loved it! Great red herrings (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

isabellol @ #15800: Great grid! Sharon Stone threw me and felt very silly afterwards. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15812: Clever as usual - I scored 4 but perhaps a moral 6 as I was convinced I'd actually tried the correct Pen group. Ah well. Good crossovers and range of content. Cheers! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15803: I'd love more detailed explanations in the solutions, as several things are unfamiliar. Thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15796: Really nice. My only complaint would be that it didn't accept Synonyms for the Convoy one, but maybe that's my fault not yours. Cheers. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela @ #15729: I am not grey (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15814: This is a re-submit of 15813 with the broken answer fixed (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15813: Don’t do this one - something is wrong with one of the answers - I will resubmit (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15812: Brilliant, had me chasing shadows (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15800: I really liked it! One detail - it should be "followed by stone" not "preceded" ;) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15796: I loved it! Lots of red herrings, but not too obscure. 10/10! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Rudzielec @ #15806: It was enjoyable, but it should accept more category names, especially run away. (SPOILERS!) I really liked the one with animal homophones. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15811: Decent grid. Solved it with 6 seconds remaining! Only figured out the May connection as I used a similar clue this week, but not heard of Vaulting or Sliding before. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Keanu978 @ #15804: You didn't like the electrical conductors clue... thats fine but in practice water and lemons are used as electrical conductors. In theory everything conducts electricity? Dude, no just no. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #15795: like the ape nipples myself.. raised a smile (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15810: nice grid - lots of red herrings. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15807: I enjoyed this, didn't get the serial group, thanks. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #15810: good - tricky grid (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

M @ #15800: Fab grid and at last I got a 10/10 - hooray! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15807: Any chance when you could accept synonyms in grids? Thx :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15806: Needs more acceptable answers, didn't accept environments or run away for the relevant groups. Otherwise good. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Phil @ #15804: lemon, water electrical conductors? idiot connection.. in theory everything is an electrical conductor just good and bad ones (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15809: Not a good grid I'm afraid. Agree with all below and yes, the Winter group was good (although I didn't get it!). Spelling is important (although we all make the occasional typo) and while it's slightly frustrating to lose a point for typing palindromes correctly, the spelling of Rogers actually affects the puzzle. Richard RoDgers is the chap you were thinking of... and while renowned British architect, Richard Rogers, has won many awards, still don't think he fits into this category! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

carol @ #15118: just doing these for fun but not to accept 'a toast in different languages' is soooooooo irritating (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Phil @ #15809: Whats a palidrome?? (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15796: Sure, No question lapis is a better fit... I seem to be more of a stickler for these than others 🙃 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15809: I disagree Andy... You can speak for others. The Alex Winter Group was good😀 but that's only 1 Group. The noon and dance groups stood out like sore thumbs - palindromes used to be common but have rather been done to death. More importantly thise 2 groups didn't have any kind of overlap with anything else in the grid. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15809: Well I can't speak for others but I didn't enjoy this. Didn't really capture the proper essence of the wall as it is done on the show. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15806: Landforms should be ok :( (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15802: Fun to do, thanks. I got it all apart from the "Stench" line - I figured "hidden words", but I only knew two of those things. Andy P: The "way in" for me was "Brainer"... there's only one answer to that :-) (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15796: @Mister Tom: I think sapphire is precious and lapis is semiprecious, so the solution is unique (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15806: I thought "run away" would be ok.....and that so would "geographical features", but apparently not. So no 10/10 for me. Otherwise, ok. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mantel4Life @ #15258: Ha! Tricky, nice reasons. Agree with mythical so only 4 stars. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Ajax85 @ #15255: nice! Fun reason reasoning. Love the groupings (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15808: Same. Great groups but needed crossovers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15808: Same. Great groups but needed crossovers (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15808: Just couldn't get the Lincoln solution... but when I saw it i felt a bit foolish! (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15805: Not your best... the duty connection seems a bit weak. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

amy @ #13775: "pistachio" not a nut, "steamed" is not a type of milk. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15801: Ouch. Stared at the screen for 3 minutes, and even thought he answers tell you the theme still only got 1/10. (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15802: Thanks for the feedback, it just goes to show that we all see these grids differently! I thought it was fairly easy with only 2 crossovers, (brilliant and quarter) I didn't intend a golf red herring at all, lol! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15800: 10/10, nice to have the illusion that I'm not a complete idiot some of the time (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15803: What's a girl ray? What's a chocolate boy? (etc.) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15806: good one (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15805: tricky bastard (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15804: you got me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15802: Very surprised at the below comments about it being easy. I think it's one of the hardest you have done. I scored 2/10 after getting zero connections in time, and only identified two. Just couldn't find a way in. I was convinced that there were parts of a golf course in there. Maybe I've just had a long day at work haha. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15798: solid stuff. 5/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15795: Excellent grid. 5/10. Figured the fruit line were anagrams but it was just too hard. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15803: Outsmarted again. Congrats, I guess. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15802: Same here, plus or minus. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15803: Wow. Even after seeing the solutions I have never heard of 7 of these things. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

threeferrets @ #15801: Brilliant ! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15803: Would've been 10/10 if it had accepted 'domestic appliances'. I always end up googling at least 3 clues on these grids. Ray, Chocolate & Hoover are very niche, one has never had a hit in UK or US, 1 doesn't even have a wiki page and the other is just a bit out there! The other clues gave the groups/solutions though (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15803: must get some chocolate boys (???) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15802: Nice easy grid - 40 seconds. Only saw one crossover, which made it straightforward. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15801: 1/10, great grid, but I found it very hard! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15800: Got Windsor group wrong so 7/10. Very good, enjoyed it, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15784: There ought to be a word for delightfully frustrating (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15795: Well on the plus side, I've learned something! Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15801: Thanks. 10/10 for a great grid. Much less out of 10 for me though. Ho Hum. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15800: Great grid... good crossovers and nice red herrings. 10/10 - chuffed with that! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15801: Liked the theme, I wish I had caught on to it earlier. Well set. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jon @ #15798: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15796: 10/10 good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

TK @ #15795: Sparge is a term used in brewing. I initially created a group related to brewing terms but then dropped it because I felt it may be too niche. Looking back now, I'd change both sparge and ape nipples for others. Thanks for the feedback (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Karen @ #15789: Loved it! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David McMillon @ #15586: I typed Spaceships and it didn't take it. I knew they were fictional, but I can't always guess the exact phrasing you're looking for (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15796: pretty good, if a little on the easy side (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15798: good grid, excellent crossovers, pleased with self for getting 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Wanda Doff @ #15791: Great grid. Very well constructed. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dick Tate @ #15792: Good Gridding! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

D. Caff @ #15793: Clever and fun. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15796: Fun to do. 10/10. The subject matter suited me. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Karna @ #15794: Tough, but enjoyable. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15795: Very Good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12432: (Strokes ego). It appears use of pointy brackets is not conducive to ome's comments being saved.... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #12432: (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Val Crow @ #15798: Enjoyable, well put together grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15788: Bye group was ingenious! I genuinely hadn't seen this before posting a Truman of my own 10 grids later... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Elaine Closure @ #15796: Good stuff, fun gridding. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15794: Saw the Hyop group before spotting HYOP in the grid, but tough going after that. Whch is no bad thIng. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15795: Really good stuff. One minor point- is sparge a thing? The apE nipples group opened it up for me but that sort of connection it's always worth taking an extra minute or two. You could for example have included SOLEMN, SPEAR or LUMPS, which feels a bit neater. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15783: Chapeau. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15798: Pretty sure depite crossovers there's only the one complete answer here. I vaguely recall using 2 or 3 of these in a past grid, but one's definitely new from me at least :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15796: Arguably, sapphire and lapis are interchangeable. Enjoyed it due to the high herring denisty. Topics were immediately apparent. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15796: 10/10, very pleasant to work out, great, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15795: 5/10, could see what the groups were but couldn't get them all until it was resolved... Great grid, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15793: I'm not sure "E" works. "Type of" and "example of" are two different kinds of connections. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15796: The perfect level of difficulty for me - I got 10/10 - and nice guessable content instead of "member of boy bands of the 80's". :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

caring puzzler @ #15779: a good grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

anthony @ #15796: a good grid with some red herrings (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15796: Excellent! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15794: Fiendish... for me anyway. Maybe lack of knowledge on my part but esp the hyop clue and palaver. Hey ho! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15793: only 3... the sheer number of potentials in the E group stumped me. Well set (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Tim @ #12138: First class! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15793: Yeah, fair play - that's one I hadn't considered. Cheers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Nb @ #15793: Good range of crossovers. I'd say you can swap house and square, though (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15793: 3/10 hard but good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15793: Yes, I'm just hoping there's a unique solution to the grid. Haha. Cheers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15793: Oodles of crossovers. Nice one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

DH @ #15710: "The" is also called the definite article. Does anyone know what language is O the definite article for? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Catherine @ #15787: 10/10 in 1.21. Easy if you like joy division and football, would be really hard if you didnt! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #2297: 10/10 at 1:19 to spare. Feeling proud because that was a really tough puzzle!!! I'm glad it was things I knew... #beginnersluck (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15792: 4/10 boo! Great grid though :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15747: The investments are also things that can be owned. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #13420: 10/10!!! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #357: Favorite!!! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

David Levi @ #1396: 10/10! That's my first 10/10. I'm so excited. I barely made it though. Nicely done! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15791: Excellent. Scored 5/10 but could have been higher, was a bit unlucky not to sort out the 43 line. Cheers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15791: 7/10 - nice grid thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15790: Fairly straightforward and well constructed. Bit miffed it didn't accept 'synonyms for wager', but I'll get over it! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15790: super fun (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15764: dude... hard! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15781: ohhhhh, that was good. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15784: delightfully frustrating, 0/4 connections, 4/4 links (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15779: Lemon squeezy 10/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15789: don't get it. still don't get it (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15789: Saw the theme quite quickly, but didn't get a single group. For me, I had to google Sigma, Underground, Tears, Tigers & Banners in these contexts. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15789: 5/10 - could see the links but am still singing that Christmas song and couldn't get things in the right order :). Enjoyable grid, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15788: The first group I saw was the Bye group, but getting the EXACT wording wording eluded me. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15765: 5/10 nice grid. Didn't accept astronaut but I guess it needed to be more sepcific. Well crafted. thank you (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15787: Astounded to have got 10/10 on this one. A toughie but good. Saw the connections pretty quickly so just a matter of getting groupings, except the Curtis group, which only revealed itself to me once I'd got the others. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15788: 7/10, enjoyable grid. thanks (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15788: 4/10. Hmmm, the Ace connection didn't accept my form of words though mine had the correct meaning. Nice grid to do. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15786: SKIP THIS ONE - Replacement grid is #15787 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15786: DOh.....big error sorry will resubmit - ignore grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15783: I had honestly missed the Butt Plug joke, haha. Nice work. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15785: 3/10 but I think this is a great grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15784: Ear nest. Gnk. I've always felt mixing suffixes and following words is vaguely cheating. Especially at this time in the morning... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15785: Some decent ideas here. I think the answer terms could be expanded a bit to be more generous but fair play for wanting to keep them specific (e.g. I didn't get a point for "named after people"). Cheers (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Mottram @ #14933: Piza spoilt it for me as I thought it was a redherring rather than a careless spelling error. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fridge @ #15783: Butt plug!!! 5 stars too. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15783: Thanks Johnny! That was a last minute throw in... Made me laugh! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #15779: A bit poor. No real overlaps or red herrings, so getting the groups was trivial. Then doesn't accept "planet" as an answer to the group of planets. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #15783: 5 stars, mainly for the butt-plug red herring! Thought that was brilliant. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15783: Enjoyed this, thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Darren World @ #15648: Not knowing anything about Gerard Butler actually helped me complete the groups. So obscure (for me), they weren’t even close to being red herrings! 7/10 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

edc @ #492: ridiculous rejections in answers. Also sexist with "man" oh sorry, "-man" as prefix group. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15777: Gauge (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15779: @FirstGofer - It DOES accept 'transport' as that's exactly what I typed and it was accepted. Maybe you made a typo when entering it. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15783: This mostly bested me even though I could see what two of the connections must be right off the bat. Excellent. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15768: You've educated me. Thanks. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

edc @ #15743: relieved about the goat issue, i cdnt get it. also clever pronoun one- i missed it but was spending too long on the "sheep" maybe. best puzzle creator so a mistake on his/her side instead of mine is nice to see! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15783: Clever as usual. Scored 2/10. The Spine group was inspired. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15768: 7/10 because I know zilch about Brooklyn..well apart from visiting the Botanical Gardens there :) Good grid. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Neal @ #15783: Really good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

jrandomuser @ #15782: Ok grid, but the connections are rubbish, and are marked wrong even if you use the same words as are used in the descriptions. "flower" for the flower group? Incorrect! "film" or "movie" for the film group? Incorrect! Etc. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

HJGB @ #15782: Girl's name - Flower? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15780: This is my 8 year old daughters grid guys, she wanted to have a bit of fun with it, thanks for the comments (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mya @ #15779: I'm only 8, and this is my second grid, so thanks for the comments (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15767: Fair enough, that's a reasonable distinction. Thanks for the explanation! I did resolve the thing so that was probably in the subconscious mind somewhere... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

WATERMELLON @ #15782: GOOD LITTLE GRID ME (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15743: FirstGofer: you're right, I screwed up here. In the way that I compile and put together potential responses, I made an error and rushed this one through. Och! Sorry. Wish I could take it back, but what can you do? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15757: Redkite, bob: a onesie is listed as a shirt here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirt. Sorry that you didn't like it! Grugen: I appreciate your speaking up, but I'm hardly offended by what people say. I appreciate that people leave feedback, and most users are quite kind. When they're not, I try to learn from whatever their complaints are. It's all good! JonBob: this is *exactly* how I look at it. The 'guess the connection' system is just something that I end up doing mentally more often than not, just because it's too hard to predict every possible acceptable answer but you know in your heart when you got it right. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15767: Mister Tom: fair points, but I beg to differ. The ones in the Discovery group are all 'Channels' and not 'Networks' (like the Cartoon Network, the Lifetime Network, etc. etc.) and that was the distinction that I was shooting for. Cartoon and Business were intentional misfires, but I think the grid works out pretty okay if you accept that explanation. That said: thanks for playing it, and I appreciate your feedback. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ward @ #3712: Really nice red herrings in this one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Gwen @ #15776: Liked this one a lot! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15781: Sadly I didn't get past first base... but solid gridding (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15777: Thanks MT. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15781: Fun! Two easy groups, and then two I floundered on, but which were solid connections. Just as it should be! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15781: Nice! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15780: Have to agree with JonBob... and to add that there is no unique solution to this grid (which is a must), as either Lilly (sic) or Daisy could be swapped with Rose. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15779: Only quibble that it didn't accept transport... did you only put the words 'methods of transport'? If so, that means answer must be word for word. try and give a little more flexibility. Thanks for setting :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15780: This one has some problems. Capitalization and spelling matter, especially when you are distinguishing things like lily vs. Lilly. "Girls' names" is a weak connection compared to others, which ends up feeling unsatisfying. I bet with a little research you could find a more specific connection that uses most of the words you are already using (maybe characters on a TV show or something). (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15779: Good and easy. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mya @ #15780: Good grid me (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

GRANDAD @ #15779: Good grid easy for beginers i think it is a perfect easy little grid for the younger ones (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

antony @ #15779: a nice little grid ,simple but good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Winny @ #15779: Nice little grid, very good (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15776: Well constructed - 6/10. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15774: 2/10.... just couldn't see it. All made sense after. Well done! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15777: Difficult to gauge this one... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15729: It's the middle bit where you keep the cards. A bit sneaky admittedly, but I was hoping that it would make the grid a bit trickier. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bert @ #15729: No cellar in Cluedo. Grey aliens? (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eddytiger @ #15770: Hydrophobia is simultaneously a symptom and an older name '2. A term once commonly used for rabies because in the later stages of that disease, the animal (or person) has difficulty swallowing and so fears a drink of water.' Quinsy is straight up an alternate name 'Quinsy, also known as a peritonsillar abscess, is a rare and potentially serious complication of tonsillitis.' I should've accepted eponymous true. Didn't think of it. I do partly think the emphasis is on the answerer to give as many synonymous or tautological terms to give themself the chance to win the round. But I take the critique. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

E.L. Wisty @ #15777: Apologies- can't spell for trying...…. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

three-ferrets @ #15776: Good Grid. Enjoyed (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Val Crow @ #15757: Gridding is fun- let's keep it that way and not get tied up in unfair and rude comments. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15776: To be honest, it's probably me that's the problem :P (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15776: I'm finding it difficult to gauge my own grids, I thought this one was medium. It wasn't my intention to make "fiendish" as I don't enjoy those ones myself. I'll try again. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15776: Well that was... challenging. 2/10. Your grids are very clever, just a bit tough for me unfortunately. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15765: Nice gridding! Aldrin made for an easy way in (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15757: @JonBob welcome to the club 🙃 (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

gaoshan @ #15770: 2 quibbles: hydrophobia and quinsy are more symptom than disease, and the "quisling" group should accept "eponymous" as a link. Otherwise, enjoyable! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15774: Top gridding! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15767: I think Cartoon can go in the Discovery group, Business In the Vandalise Group and weather/ travel in the obituary group, which would mean non unique solution. Nice ideas tho (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15770: It's actually not that bad, but relies on vocabulary more than usual. Snapdragon was a way in, and each of the other groups had a couple terms I knew so I could trial-and-error my way to eventual success. Ended up running out of lives for 7/10, but my next guess would have taken me to 10/10. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15769: A nice change from all the grids with obscure UK confectionery that *I've* never heard of! :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15775: Clever but difficult. Scored 3/10. Should have probably been more. Cheers! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15774: Cheers for comments - I thought the Tiger one was probably the easiest - Shows we all have different interests :D (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15774: Great 7/10 didn't get tiger group... (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15766: Nice grid...loved the India group too. Very clever. Thanks for sharing. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15768: good grid (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15774: Excellent grid. I got 6/10. bluffed my way to solving the grid, but didn;t spot the ox group or the chicken group. Good challenge and well crafted. Thanks for sharing. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15766: Very good grid, the concept was clever with intelligent construction. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15772: Nice one. I actually quite liked the Minder line, because I thought the connection was so implausible that I actually nearly didn't get it. It just seemed to have red herring written all over it. Probably the best double bluff I've ever seen on this site. That said, it didn't give me the bonus point for it - I think the linking terms need to be expanded a bit. Cheers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15766: Thanks for the tip, I will bear it in mind for the next one. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15766: Great first grid - especially India (which I didn't get). A tip, don't enter plurals as answer... if you put state, it will accept states, but not the other way round. For example, you can put 'comed' and it will accept comedy/comedian/comedienne. Nice red herring with Scales, etc. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15766: Very enjoyable. Difficult though, I only got 4/10. The India group was genius. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15756: Nice grid. A couple of terms I have honestly never heard of, but still just about managed to get 10/10. Cheers. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #15763: Nice one! Couldn't quite separate the songs and films. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #15761: Nice one! Thought the Als were Patricks but got lucky. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15766: It's my first attempt so according to the guidelines I would have expected state to be accepted as I'd entered states as the answer, but animal was not a correct answer for the other group. Thanks for the feedback :-) (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

ZBJ @ #15760: Excellent one. Stumped for a minute and then all came together. Agree with other comments. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Zbj @ #15750: Nice one! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15766: Ok grid, but I don't know what answers are expected to get some of the links. Didn't accept animal for the animal group, or state for the state group.. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15769: Best grid I've tried in a while. Lots of overlap, and a great red herring threading its way through all the groups. Got all the groups but couldn't get the link for the last one due to obscure US confectionery that I've never heard of. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Eddytiger @ #15770: I've tried to design this grid to be extra hard. I don't know how achievable it is, but I'm sure it'll be somewhat educational at the very least. (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15764: good but hard! (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

marvinthemartian @ #15767: very clever indeed (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15764: Good puzzle! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15757: Most of the complaints would go away if it weren't for the "guess the connection" system. It is nigh impossible to anticipate all the ways someone will phrase a correct answer, even if you go for verb stems and such. I have taken to playing the grid, shooting for 4/10, and then just saying my answers out loud and checking the intended answers, giving myself the points mentally if it seems close enough. It's not like there's a leaderboard or anything. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15763: Good one... the Rain group could also have G has an answer tho. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15759: Good grid, very enjoyable. Though, to the disappointment of my juvenile self, Bell was in the wrong group. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

LVG Boxhead @ #15141: A very enjoyable grid - thanks. I disagree about the difficulty: the only group that is anywhere near easy is the 'shop' one. The vast majority of people will have no knowledge of Jabberwocky, nor will they be familiar with bowling terminology. Two of the horror authors (Jackson/Machen) are pretty obscure, making all three of these groups quite/very difficult for the average person (although admittedly they will be much easier for someone who is well read and also bowls). (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15763: Nice grid, fun and well put together. Thanks! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15762: Not bad - eclectic mix. Personally, no chance of getting the Hollywood or Cabin Fever answers! I agree that Adams should have been accepted. And, my pedantic side would like to point out that there is no Murder to remove from Curtain! Thanks for setting. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15760: Very good fun, and 10/10, woop! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15761: Good grid... the orchid line got me. What happened to Mrs W? Seems rather unfair after years of sterling service ;-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15760: Excellent... and I learnt a new word! 10/10, but enough about the grid to make you think. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15757: Thought this was OK... opted for clothing rather than shirt, but can live with that. Grugen has made a very fair point. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15756: Really liked this one - nicely done! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15760: 10/10...great grid with good crossovers (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15760: Excellent grid...plenty of cross overs and it gives you that "ahhh.." penny drop moment. Thanks (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

cheminion @ #15762: I liked the links, but "murder" is not accepted for the christie/poirot group and "Adams" was not accepted for hitchhiker group. Shame Got me thinking though...thanks (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15760: Really enjoyed this one. Some good red herrings, tricky but doable. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Grugen @ #15757: You see, this is why I stopped making grids. Unfriendly, unhelpful butt hurt comments from people who didn't get all the answers. They imply they see themselves as superior to whoever set the grid they're criticising . It's not that easy compiling a grid and I'm grateful to those that do, imperfect as some may be. If this type of thing annoys some people so much, maybe it's not for them. If this was a face to face thing, they wouldn't be half as rude. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Caz231231. @ #15758: 10/10 for me, nice and easy. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Great grid. 10/10 for me. @ #15760: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bob @ #15756: A bit easy, but some nice overlaps and red herrings. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bob @ #15757: Rubbish! Finding the groups was trivial. Guessing what random words would fit the groups was pot luck. To quote Redkite - How is "onesie" a shirt (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matty A @ #15760: 10/10, I liked it (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15755: Agree could only find "letch" in "urban dictionary"... (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

The disappointed by this grid @ #4679: Great grid (NOT) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #15737: Easy peasy but good! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #15754: No variation at all - boring! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #15754: (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #15754: No variation at all - boring! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Redkite @ #15757: How is a 'onesie' a shirt?! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15758: Good mix. Cheers. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

numpty @ #12078: never been to a red wedding (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15756: Nice - just hard enough to be fun :-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15755: letch? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15748: Not how you spell Lamborghini ,not that it matters that much. I'd probably tried a different group- for me, that was the weakest of th 4. Good fun overall, though the York group's an old friend 🙂 (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15753: Thought i'd accidentally stumbled into the Telegraph cryptic crossword.......appreciate the effort, but there's a fine line between enjoyably tricky and impossible, and i fear you've crossed it with this one. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Val Crow @ #15750: Good stuff, very entertaining. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Adam Zapple @ #15753: Way beyond me- I'm only mortal. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kathy Tully @ #15748: you can't have incorrect for breeds of cattle on line one-that's what cows are but you also have the same breeds of bull- that's why it's cattle (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15749: So what is a brass... Oh, right :=) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #15749: Really good, thanks. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Matt @ #15729: Since when was the cellar a room in Cluedo? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15753: Way too cryptic for my brain... 1/10. Found the too tenuous in 3 minutes. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Birdbrain @ #15749: Nice one. Especially liked the brass line (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Deja @ #15750: Liked the Shackle line. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Birdbrain @ #15748: Who eats emu? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ban Ki-Moon @ #15752: Liked, rather than loved this grid. I have issues with categories that are "current ..." or "most recent ..." as that won't always be the case. Also, there wasn't very much on South Korea. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15744: Good grid. Maybe be a little more open (UK tolerant) with the sneaker line: runners, running shoes, etc. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15745: not accepting "engine" or "motor" for the diesel line is a pity. golf line is a killer with 6 possibilities, not being a golfer I've never herd of "hybrid" which could be anything (but ok, good crossover with engine/motor, if that had been accepted). Idem cheese, a bit random. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15750: Excellent grid! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15749: I thought of the beatles group when doing a different grid - you must have been inspired too! Like the brass-erie one, but couldn't get it! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15740: Hard - the video game connection is a bit 'niche'! I really liked the A category! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15741: hmm I'm not sure fluoride corrodes anyway? (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15744: I like the parts of songs ones - that had me foxed. Got all the others though! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15745: Clever - pin would fit three of the four cheese answers too. I put power too for the train one - so close! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15748: Another good one - fairly straightforward but well put together. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15747: Enjoyed this - nicely put together. On a light-hearted note, I would question the inclusion of Racehorse in the group... good money after bad! hahaha ;-) (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

CatherineR1 @ #15746: Some good cross-overs - a really tricky board! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15741: Assume Floride (French for Florida) is supposed to be fluoride? This seems a pretty weak connection... wind doesn't corrode, it erodes and lemons seems to be stretching it a bit. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15742: Good one! Tough but nicely done (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15743: 3 of the groups work. However, the Billy Goat group is just wrong... a Billy Goat is ... erm... a GOAT! As is a Kid. Goats and sheep are different species. Merino is a breed of sheep, so the only one that actually fits your solution is Ram. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15744: well constructed. Not heard of lights out or bull in this context before. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15745: Shame it didn't accept engine power, but otherwise good grid (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15746: You totally bamboozled me with this one... fine grid, but I just couldn't see the connections. I admit defeat! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Benny Fishall @ #15743: Oh! I must be out of tune with puzzling like this. Could not fathom it, even when presented with the solution. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Wanda Doff @ #15742: Clever ideas, well constructed. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Rick Shaw @ #15741: Tough, but fun! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Stan Dalone @ #15740: Very difficult, I failed to complete it. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #15739: Oh! too tough for me. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15746: Well, there are 7 things that fit into one category here. Not all of those were intentional. I try never to have more than 5 or 6. Good luck. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Simon @ #15587: Hello Lindy, have you got any secret houses (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bluetruck @ #15744: V good (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15744: Interesting crossovers. I've not heard the "lights out" connection before. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

bluetruck @ #15745: This is nothing to do with the grid I'm afraid (which was a good challenge, cheers) but the game stopped and told me after about 40 seconds that time was up, then left me to fill in the answers while it continued counting down but from "-2:45" etc (with a minus at the front). Even now the timer keeps resetting and is currently on "-5:44" Not sure if something's gone wonky with my device but just throwing a heads up out there for any passing admins (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15741: Good puzzle! (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

Pogglefish @ #15738: Knightmare was a 1980’s/early 1990’s children’s TV show (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #13689: Lame. Too easy. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

NW6 @ #13691: Is this the best NW5 has to offer? So disappointing. You're not even in our league. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15738: Nice idea, lacking in execution. When things overlap to this degree, you'd be much better off making the connections as precise as possible (like "all can be suffixed with 'night'"). (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15737: I had to do some Google sleuthing to figure out what "Half of status quo" was alluding to. After finding it, I think that clue needs quite a bit of work; the capitalization does matter, and without "song" or something it's just not cluing that at all. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15733: Nice shadow group. (3 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15731: Fun. S/PDIF threw me because I've only ever seen that on a TOSLINK connection, which is black. Now that I've looked it up I see what you were going for; might be regional. (4 months ago)

K @ #7062: Got there in the end but the captains were bit tricky (4 months ago)

DH @ #15698: Yeah two famous Austrian Strauss's Johann Jr and Johann Sr and also one famous German, Richard. Rough (4 months ago)

K @ #6140: Bit easy (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15739: Well yes, I'd have gone for Ringo too.... Actually got the other 3 groups after they were revealed but only by giving myself.extra time to.do.so. So it wasn't the most fiendish ever. However I have always found my puzzles are rated harder than I had expected them to be (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15739: I apologise - that admittedly rather opaque clue was intended to raise a small smile once revealed, but clearly I miscalculated and have instead brought nothing but ire to your day :( hopefully We Can Work It Out (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15739: (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15739: What Mister Tom said! (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15739: I wonder if you would care to, just as a mental exercise, see if you can envisage how someone coming to this cold can make the leap from "baby foodie" to "dingo". . . Me neither. Quite whether there were many crossovers I'm not sure. I Know there's a George ford: is there also a John clairvoyant Octopus? (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15738: Agree with everything below... and KnightMare? Assuming that the Mare group is supposed to be singular. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15732: its a before OR after clue. Don't like those personally (4 months ago)

Brett Orr @ #15728: It's not the same playing puzz on your own :( (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15729: Good, as always! (4 months ago)

Timo @ #15728: Great puzz, Brett you are my hero (4 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15737: good grid, 5/10, call me thick but still not getting half of status quo - down, (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15737: I spent longer than I'd care to admit trying to work out which other squares "Rick Parfitt" could apply to (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15738: Might have been a typo when entering the solution, but not sure if I really get the difference between one group marked "... Knights ..." and the other group marked "... Knights ..."? Could not all those answers just be completely interchangeable? Liked the idea of the grid all in all, though! (4 months ago)

Phil @ #15738: Knights mare????? poor effort (4 months ago)

Hubby @ #15737: Almost got stuck on the "wind" category as you used a homograph which was tricky - pleasant grid! (4 months ago)

O.K.Corral @ #15733: Tough, but fair! (4 months ago)

Jim Karna @ #15736: Lots of fun, thanks. (4 months ago)

Vixen @ #15737: Love it, thanks. (4 months ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15737: Excellent gridding, very clever. I was getting there, but ran out of time. (4 months ago)

Anna Dapter @ #15738: Confusing, puzzling, great and awful all mixed together. Should work, but does it? not sure! (4 months ago)

HJGB @ #15732: I didn't understand windwood... is it windward? (4 months ago)

Squiggle @ #15736: Nice idea, but very easy. (4 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15738: It's nice to see that the police officer from 'allo 'allo is still up and running. (4 months ago)

It said select the rabbit but I choose the otter @ #15738: Night and Nights groups ok but there shouldnt't be 2 groups which both have the answer ...knights... Assume Jedi group answer was ...knight... but jedi knight/knights not great as both are perfectly valid and knightmare if eferring to the 80's/90's TV show dhould say so in the answer as is a bit obscure esp if you ween't a kid in the uk at that time (4 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15738: If you enter "Knights" for all groups then this is sufficient as a valid connection? (4 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15731: Fun and easy - after I stopped trying to put AV connectors into one group. ;-) (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15738: I enjoyed that. Bit easy to get 10/10 once the penny drops about what's going on with the theme of the grid but these thematic ones are more enjoyable. Cheers (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15736: Nice variety of contexts but needed more (Some?) crossovers (4 months ago)

Felix @ #15551: Ciao bella (4 months ago)

RBR45 @ #15736: quite easy once you find 1 or 2 words- no real crossovers to complicate things. Enjoyable. (4 months ago)

Me @ #7582: Enjoyed this (4 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15732: Cube isn't one of the options (4 months ago)

Drift @ #583: (4 months ago)

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

Vixen @ #15736: Very good, thanks. (4 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15729: Got them all except the Goose group. (4 months ago)

Joe @ #15731: Easy but good (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15703: Rule 1: if you're sure X has to be in group Y.... it probably isn't 😁 (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15730: I scored rather poorly here, though it is a good grid. I'm probably too old to know about the challenges connection, though I'm going online now to take a look. I'll keep you posted. Thanks. (4 months ago)

Matt @ #15687: Michael Scarn - wow I didn't know that, thank you (4 months ago)

Eddy tiger @ #15729: Got all the categories but I couldn't separate the Holmes stories because I only knew two of them from memory. 6/10. Did enjoy. (4 months ago)

Brandon @ #15717: Terrific. (4 months ago)

Brandon @ #15721: Liquid not an acceptable answer? (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15722: Ouch that was tough and frustrating. Scored 0/10 on the wall itself but then got 3 of the connections. Think I chose every plausible combination of the Neville group without actually getting the right one. Cheers (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15710: Dont think theres any way round the f thing ( i dont normally bother filling in the connections anyway 😲) Very nice... tho rack and joint felt like a missed opportunity to get a meat group in (4 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15710: Lebamski: thanks for the feedback on this. I created a couple of them that were maybe a little too hard and didn't really have any obvious 'way in,' so maybe this leans a little too much in the opposite direction here. Was kind of trying to deliberately create an instant 'gimme' before the harder stuff kicked in. Thanks for your feedback and praise! (4 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15695: Yeah, this one was way too hard. Was figuring a few things out. Thanks for playing, all the same! (4 months ago)

JSilverman1 @ #15707: A 'score' is listed as a unit of time here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_time#List V-Wing is commonly used in the Star Wars universe. V-Chip is a common device that was part of a lot of 1990s US television censorship debates. That said: I totally accept the critiques here, and some of this was probably a little too obscure. Thanks for playing, all the same! (4 months ago)

David @ #74: What happened in this review section? (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15718: It is frustrating that there's no edit function... however, we all make mistakes! (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15719: Good grid. Scored 7/10 after not being able to identify the Battle connection. Cheers (4 months ago)

Jon @ #14435: Good. Deducting points for Tyger not on though (4 months ago)

emerytemate @ #15720: Good job. (4 months ago)

Paul Martin @ #15720: Armchair Arsenal fan got the first three but couldn't get the link for the highest transfers. I enjoyed it! (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15716: I did a grid based on oft-repeated themes a while back. Didn't get very highly rated! ;-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15719: Tough! Saw some of the connections but took me forever to get the right groups. Good grid. (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15718: Another nudge here for 'fruit' rather than just apple, pears and tomatoes are others that would qualify off the top of me head. Feel slightly swindled by 'energy' not being accepted for the thermal group as well, but that might just be sour grapes (ah, there's another one) (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15716: It's okay, there are so many good ideas for grids that we're all bound to repeat each other at times. Monopoly counters comes up about once or twice a week for instance. (4 months ago)

ThePaSch @ #15718: Ah, darn. Very good point. Was tunnel-visioning a little bit there. I'd change it if I could... Glad you liked it. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15716: Sorry Andy... didn't mean to plagiarise! They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!. Thanks everyone for your feedback :-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15718: Bit miffed it didn't accept fruit... think pears? Otherwise, good grid. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15716: Nice one. I've done the Pi connection before myself but it was very frustrating here because I think I tried every possible combination apart from the correct one. Scored 5/10 but deserved higher haha. Cheers. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15711: Haha. Good. :-) (4 months ago)

Mrs Davis @ #14241: You're a dumb cunt Peter (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15702: More specific than the lyrics to a 20-year old Shania Twain song? Blimey (4 months ago)

ThePaSch @ #15703: Really fun grid! Some good red herrings in there. Got 7/10 - no idea those were band names! Needless to say, that group got completed by the lack of alternatives after I solved the other three. The ABC in there really threw me off. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15716: Lovely. (4 months ago)

Chris @ #15716: best grid i've done in ages (4 months ago)

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

Andy P @ #15698: Cheers mate :-) (4 months ago)

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

Brandon @ #15710: 10/10 Bloody legend. (4 months ago)

Brandon @ #15711: Logic gates were bloody tricky. Took me right back to high school computing. (4 months ago)

Brandon @ #15716: Rate got me good. (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15709: Seven (at least) possibilities for film titles made this too tough to untangle. The "Back" connection is also one I doubt many people at all will manage to get. Not an enjoyable grid, sorry. (4 months ago)

Nicola @ #15699: (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15716: Superb. Didn't spot the "Pi" group connection but I love it! (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15711: And here I found the Not line the easiest part! Tyne due to process of elimination. Nice one. (4 months ago)

Caz231231 @ #15716: Clever grid, well done. (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15702: I think the "Fin" connection is a little too specific to be solvable, but other than that I enjoyed this grid. A nice mix. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15710: A couple of pointers: the "the" group sticks out as the clues all looks similar - including the red herring "die" in this group would have made that less of an issue. Also, as you've presumably put "f" as an acceptable answer for the relevant group, any word beginning with "f" will be accepted as correct (I happened to guess an incorrect word beginning with "f" and got the point). I don't know if there's any way round that, however - it might just be a flaw in the system. Overall I really enjoyed this one. Challenging and generally well put together. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15698: Great grid. Spotting the connections is quite straightforward, but there's plenty of challenge when sorting them out. Nice use of specificity for the point in one connection. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15706: I'm ecstatic I don't know lyrics by Black Lace (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15711: Good grid - very challenging due to the Not line. Enjoyed (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15710: 7/10... I've never done that to an Easter Egg tho ;-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15708: Sometimes I can't get groups on a grid but don't mind because when it resolves it makes sense. The Kid group is so vague, and the others not much better. Never heard of weed or fish in this context. I'd be surprised if anyone solves this one. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15707: Personally never heard of wing or chip in this context. And, as others have said, score is not a unit of time... in a numerical context, it means 20, or 'scores of' means lots. (4 months ago)

Brandon @ #6692: QWERTY was, for some reason, so bloody difficult. (4 months ago)

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

Eddytiger @ #15710: Yeah I enjoy. 6/10. (4 months ago)

Joe @ #15707: V-Wing and V-Ship are not common. Score is not a unit of time. (4 months ago)

Joe @ #15709: ButterWeed and ButterFish??? Those are made up word. Worst grid ever (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15707: I don't think "score" fits its group; it's a quantity that could be applied to such a unit, but you could just as easily have a score of pencils. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15706: Seems really niche to me. (4 months ago)

Eddytiger @ #15698: Ha, first one of yours I've smashed Andy. Within the minute. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15703: @Thinks Twice... you fell for my evil ruse!!! hahaha! I used ELP in its other context this week. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15703: A nice gradation of difficulties, so that you can use PBS as an "in" and follow up with the one you know next best. Much more manageable than I feared at first glance. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15702: Very hard, but I laughed out loud at "Elvis" after I saw the answer. (4 months ago)

numpty @ #14125: a bee stings (4 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15654: Not hard but lots of fun. (4 months ago)

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

Archie Peligo @ #15702: Sorry, I found this too tricky. (4 months ago)

Archie Peligo @ #15703: Good grid, well put together. (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15703: Like the idea, and although I missed two groups I got them all when it had been resolved. RBH not exactly a household name in presidents (4 months ago)

Brandon @ #5633: This is legitimately brilliant. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15703: That was a fun concept. I think I did the same sort of thing myself a few months ago. I scored 7/10 here although probably a moral 10 as the required terms for the ABC group were not very generous. Cheers though :-) (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15693: Yeah, a fun easy-ish group, let down by the Dip group and the unintentional clues because of capitalization. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15691: Citation needed on "Green," I think. Otherwise a very fun grid! (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15701: That was brutal. Worked really hard for 3/10. The Kumars line was genius, though. Well played. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15702: Nice mix of content and not as difficult as some other grids right now, although I thought the Fin line was brutal. Scored 6/10. The Elvis line was inspired and brought a smile to my face. (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15683: This time I think you judged the clue difficulties just right. There were a handful I had no chance of knowing, but could make educated guesses once I saw the groups. (4 months ago)

Joe @ #15695: Spanish verb!!! Really??? (4 months ago)

Joe @ #15700: Rubbish (4 months ago)

Michael Scarn @ #15687: Just a minor quibble: Scranton isn't fictional. Good grid though. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15700: Just a couple of suggestions-I’ve definitely benefitted from input given by others here. Crossovers are good but a unique solution is essential. Imagine you’re looking at the grid for the first time - can you see a potential group? Not many popular grids use before and after links in the same group. After all, there are only 3 mins. Appreciate the challenge tho :-). (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15698: :). Touche' (4 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15681: Clearly not a PuzzGrid pro like me Abi (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15698: Whichever one was German. (4 months ago)

chris @ #15683: just the right level of difficulty. Like the reference to ELP ! (4 months ago)

jefco @ #15700: I thought including crossovers was part of the exercise. Its my first two attempts at creating grids ever today, so maybe i misunderstand a finer point. I didn't think the before/after thing was that much of a stretch to be honest. (4 months ago)

abbie and millie @ #15698: (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15700: Sorry, this one just didn't work for me. For me at least, it was impossible to get groups with a before/after solution. Try sticking to just one way round. Also, there is no unique solution as onion and card can be switched. (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15698: Richard or Johann? Because one was Austrian.....??? (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15698: Oooh, such a stickler! 7/10 but I admire your pedantry ;-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15695: Found this one really difficult - failed to find an initial 'way in'. (4 months ago)

Vixen @ #15691: Very nice! (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15693: Had potential. Try to be consistent with use of capitals :-) (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15690: I saw two of the connections immediately, but there were 15 permutations of the Magic group. My lack of youth culture knowledge didn't help either! (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15693: I like the 3 letter idea. The groups have all been seen here before and so were quite easy to spot. (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15696: Confusing, as you have capitalised the second letters of some of the words, which stopped me from adding to the beginning of them. Also I'm not sure first names are a valid answer. Interesting idea, but didn't really work for me (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15696: An interesting one - I somehow squeaked a 10 but more by luck than by judgment. Cheers. (4 months ago)

DH @ #15686: Yep Lenin died natural causes (stroke), Trotsky "...got an icepick that made his ears burn" (4 months ago)

DH @ #15683: top grid (4 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15681: 7/10 - Same as Andy and Only - I was stuck in the muck. Good fun grid. (4 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15693: "They all start with a capital letter" seemed like a reasonable way to get the Lip group. Fun, but a little confusing. (4 months ago)

Phil @ #15683: really good one (4 months ago)

Phil @ #15693: They are also homophones Sea, See/eye high/bee be?pea pee (4 months ago)

chris @ #15693: they all rhyme? you just let yourself down with that one. other than that you were on for a decent grid (4 months ago)

bonehead @ #15693: Good, but "ends in ip" should surely have been allowed (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15683: Well I got it so can't complain6too much (4 months ago)

FirstGopher @ #15688: Hahaha! Keep ‘em coming Mr T... determined to get 10 on one of these (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15686: Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? (4 months ago)

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

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

Only Me @ #15686: Yes I liked the 'Under' connection also. (4 months ago)

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

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

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

izabelle @ #15674: i enjoyed doing this one (4 months ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bluetruck @ #15681: good one! (4 months ago)

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

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

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

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

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

FirstGofer @ #15682: Very enjoyable... crossovers and a red herring. (4 months ago)

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

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

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

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

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

Nicky @ #352: Good one? (4 months ago)

gay @ #350: this is a pretty good gay (4 months ago)

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

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

gay @ #15677: gay (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15665: The shadow monster defeated me. (4 months ago)

cheminion @ #15677: Just resubmitting a corrected form of #15646 (4 months ago)

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

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

bonehead @ #15674: monster not good enough (4 months ago)

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

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

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

Mister Tom @ #15671: Drink! (4 months ago)

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

Eddytiger @ #15674: Huzzah! Not my fault then I guess.. (4 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15674: 10/10... good grid, some nice crossovers. I also put alcoholic drinks, but was given correct! (4 months ago)

Eddytiger @ #15674: That's because I was after the fact that they were all spirits, not just alcohol drinks. (4 months ago)

Andrew J @ #15674: I guessed 'alcoholic drinks' and it was determined incorrect :) (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15674: Nice grid and overlaps. I really like the grids whereby I open them, inmediately think I'm going to struggle, but then manage to get 10/10 anyway. (4 months ago)

Eddytiger @ #15672: 3. Tough stuff. (4 months ago)

Eddytiger @ #15673: I like it! (4 months ago)

Lucy @ #5552: The Bond villains really threw me. So many red herrings. (4 months ago)

Lucy @ #3456: Sensationally good. (4 months ago)

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

Lucy @ #2661: 10/10. Fantastic board! (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15673: i'd prefer "eclectic" to "Obscure".....lol (4 months ago)

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

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

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

a person @ #15323: come on fornite? What are you every other person? (4 months ago)

logan @ #2475: it is very easy if you have never played it before (4 months ago)

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

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

Peekay @ #15664: Praise indeed Aetees, Obrigado (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15671: Great grid, had me going round the Magic Roundabout one too many times before I changed tack. Was on course for 10/10 until I plumped for 'poets' for the wordsmiths (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15659: Six potential answers for the "Dead" group, and two very esoteric connections, made this almost impossible to do without clicking and hoping. I'd also question including "Mau5" in the group you've put it in, as it feels a bit too different to the other three clues. Some clever ideas, but not a grid I enjoyed, sorry! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15670: I really like the homonym group, although I can't help but feel at least one of the clues will be argued by some (as is destined for any homonym group!) Some nice ideas and crossovers overall. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15671: Spotting the Father Ted connection immediately made this much easier. A nice enjoyable grid though. Thanks! (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15657: @Eddytiger: A well constructed grid with some great crossovers. I spotted three of the connections but took a while to sort them out, and got the fourth after solving the grid. As others have said, watch out for spelling/typos, as this tarnished what is actually a very enjoyable grid. Thanks! @Jimmy Sands: I obviously disagree with your assessment, but I'm interested to know what in your opinion makes this grid "truly awful"? (4 months ago)

Mrs B @ #15671: This was really hard espeically with including 2 false groups. Kept to find magic roundabout and synonyms for grass up. (4 months ago)

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

matty mungbean @ #15671: good grid, somehow got the groups ??, 5/10 (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15671: Nice one. Scored 5/10, some really difficult esoteric clues in there stopped it being higher, but it was a nice mix. Thanks. (4 months ago)

Lyndon @ #15659: stupid - too obscure (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15670: Yep. Clever spelling connection. Thanks. (4 months ago)

Lebamski @ #15655: @Eddytiger I'm not a moderator here (there's no such thing as far as I know), so I can't tell you what to do, but I would suggest rising above anything you see as antagonistic. As I say, people here are generally very polite and constructive in their comments, so anyone coming here purely to stir up animosity is likely to find themselves being collectively ignored soon enough. (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15664: Would like to have scraped 4/10. Nice Grid. (4 months ago)

Andy P @ #15665: Very difficult grid. Lots of quite specific connections and I could only identify one when the groups were resolved. 1/10 for me. Cheers for the challenge nevertheless. (4 months ago)

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

Andy P @ #15664: Fair play :-) I too have some very American clues in grid 15662. (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15664: Oh i'm a Brit, just like to mix it up a bit...cheers for the comments (4 months ago)

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

Smiffy @ #15658: Too hard, Verging on impossible (4 months ago)

Only Me @ #15657: Nice one. Enjoyed it. (4 months ago)

Smiffy @ #15628: Tricky......good crossovers 7/10 (4 months ago)

zactudor @ #8387: Loved it! (4 months ago)

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

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

Andy P @ #15644: Haha yes sorry about that. It's hard to balance grids between both UK and US players sometimes. Cheers for comments. (4 months ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15661: Nice one. All the groups made perfect sense (afterwards), but I just couldn't find the hook to get started. I sensed they were all "something X" or "X something" but couldn't see any. (4 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15658: Virtually impossible for me! Liked the false Beatles group. (4 months ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15657: Truly awful. (4 months ago)

Steve h @ #15659: The dead line straight away then 3 zeros (4 months ago)

Dave @ #15649: A whelk is not a bivalve ! (4 months ago)

Peekay @ #15659: Waaaaaaay too niche dude, nice, but very specific knowledge needed (4 months ago)

JonBob @ #15654: I'm not sure crossovers are necessary with the "crossword clue" style grids. They are great fun when they are easy-ish like this one. Thanks for setting! (4 months ago)

Samaridan19 @ #15650: Very creative. Loved this grid! (4 months ago)

Phil @ #15657: Those well known singers Sir RIng Starr and Sir Cliff Richatd (4 months ago)

LB @ #15657: Shame about the spelling! :( (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15652: I@ Lebamski: I know what _Reggae_ is... 😝 (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15649: Indeed. Or Fleet... (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15655: As Lebamski says, all four of the actual anagrams stood out too much - And because they did it didn't matter that Rabies was a red herring. (also the solver only needs to solve one of them to get the group..). Rabies needed to be part of that group, if you were going to use it: This is generally the case with anagrams. (4 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: Strange memory :-) I can vaguely remember when I wrote stuff but unfortunately I don't know of a way to search. (4 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15659: I should've realised it wouldn't fit all of '...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of" onto the button. Sorry (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15644: Pretty hard for a Yank! And not a sporting one. I am familiar with 3 of the 16 things, after reviewing the answers. Nicely set, though. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15639: Great grid, though I too did not notice your nervous tic. (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15637: @Mister Tom: How did you find that grid to reference? Do you keep a personal list or is there a method of searching the site? (4 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15644: a good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sickman @ #15639: Hit up my snapchat: t.newman4 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15655: @Lebamski, I'm trying but this guy is very rude. He attacked me first. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15655: A good grid... I beat Andy P by one second. Took me a long time to figure out the anagram connection tho! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15656: The Simpsons group sticks out immediately, but there's enough challenge within the other three groups. Two very esoteric connections which I would never have got, but I enjoyed this overall. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15655: I tried to put Serbia in as Rabies for the red herring but it was the only one that was actually...a thing. If you get me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15653: Good challenge, nicely constructed. Got the darwin group, but just couldn't see the board group. Kicking myself! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15649: I second everything FirstGofer said. A good grid, but wouldn't have taken much to tighten it up to a great one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15650: Like this a lot... nice construction :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15649: Got the groupings and connections in 29 seconds but bit miffed didn't accept edible shellfish. I would be very surprised in anyone enters bi-valves/shallow water. Just wondering why not opt for something like: Regent, Carnaby, Downing, Jermyn, Denmark or Harley instead of Abbey - for consistencies sake? (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15648: Good grid, but 2 categories our of my knowledge zone (my issue, not the grid's). 6/10 :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15644: Up to your usual high standard! Rovers definitely 'gets the point'. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15656: Nice one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15649: Found it strange it didn't accept shell fish, otherwise good. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15634: @Lebamski... my bad and I apologise. I put in 'woodwork tool' but had failed to just put woodwork. 10/10 :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15654: I always enjoy grids that are a bit different and this was no exception. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15650: Nice ideas. The mixed style of clues made this quite challenging. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15655: First some feedback: Your anagram group stood out immediately, as I just had to find the phrases that didn't 'mean' anything and 'looked' like anagrams. I got them without actually knowing what they were anagrams of. Other than that, some nice ideas and good crossovers. @Jimmy Sands & @Eddytiger: I hope that your back and forth across grids here is all in good fun, because if it isn't it's going to get tiresome pretty quickly. I've found that people on this site are generally polite and constructive in their feedback, so please try to respect that and each other. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15652: A real shame you put "Buffalo" twice, as this was otherwise a challenging and well constructed grid. I agree that Jimmy Sands's feedback is entirely unnecessary and unhelpful, as it's an easy mistake to make when you're trying to create red herrings. Great fun, thanks! @Mister Tom: Add an "e"... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15634: A shame "woodwork" wasn't accepted as an answer for the relevant group. It feels unfair to mark the grid down for that, though, as I really enjoyed this one. I particularly liked the phantom group, which threw me off on the wrong scent at the start. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Deja @ #15609: Liked the "mind" line. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15655: Good grid. Dark subject matter. Anagrams had me stumped. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sue B @ #8094: A nice one to start for the students. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15655: Heh, you may have had something of an advantage in this one Andy. Still, 27 seconds. Pretty poor Jimmy... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15653: Nice mixed bag, scored 6/10. Cheers. The Darwin line is a bit specific. (4 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15614: 2/10 fiendish (4 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15650: fantastic. Even a riddle in 'See in the playground' (4 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15654: really good (4 months, 1 week ago)

DH @ #15642: Not sure about 'repair' being something unique or linked to wheels. Otherwise great (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15653: Drawing breath. Like it :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15655: Fun but a bit easy, scored 10/10 in 27 seconds. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15655: That is how it's done Eddy. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andyvic1 @ #15654: Links easier than wall (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #4750: Briefly fun. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15652: Wow, unnecessary. Let's see how amazing yours are then. (4 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15486: Good grid, had me stumped though. Like the odyssey red herrring. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15652: Ha, can't believe you put the same answer twice you goofball. What a goofball. Amateurs... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15652: Oh Bob Saget! The second Buffalo was supposed to be Kickapoo. Suppose it didn't hurt too much tho... (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15654: could do with some crossovers, but ok otherwise (4 months, 1 week ago)

joel @ #14043: Didnt accept painters for the top one or prime ministers for the second one. Bit of a joke (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #13914: agree with previous comments. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #13930: agree with previous comments. capital cities didn't work - goodness knows why not! the most FRUSTRATING thing about these grids is the daft acceptance/non acceptance of the connections. this totally spoils the pleasure of the games. such a pity as so many have worked so hard on the grids for others to enjoy... just not right!!!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15648: Gerard Butler caught me out too. Nice grid...thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15653: Excellent. Wolfson group got me. Loadsacrossovers. Thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15652: Good mix of content. Scored 5/10. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15652: 2 buffalo. Whoops. Resolved the grid anyway. Not sure what Regga is: Pun would have been better? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15651: Nice one. Thanks. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15652: That was fun, despite the double buffalo. T or Cs was a new one on me. Thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15646: Didn't really like the Bengal group either... Unfortunately no edit function, just have to downgrade it and then resubmit. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15649: That was a good one, thanks. I was stuck on the Oyster line for a while. Scraped 10/10 in the end. (4 months, 1 week ago)

dabba @ #15639: fun particularly the tics (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15648: Yeah, thought that might be the link that stops people getting 10/10. Cheers. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Jimmy Sands @ #15648: Not heard of ANY of the Gerard Butler roles. 7/10. Good grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13303: Didn't accept Volkswagon - give over! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15644: Johnny, I just tried it again and Rovers most certainly does get the point. You must have typed it incorrectly. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15644: 10/10. Very enjoyable, thank you. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15642: Nice. Really liked the wheel line. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Johnny @ #15644: "Mentioning Rovers is necessary to get the point" ...and yet "Rovers" doesn't get the point! (4 months, 1 week ago)

cheminion @ #15646: oops..yeah sorry Should be Lion and not Tiger. Had a number of options on the go and ended up making a mistake. Can you remove /edit grids? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15646: This had the potential to be a good grid, but with the weird formatting (all capitals) and the mistake with the Lions/Tigers, I didn't really enjoy it, sorry. Cheers though. (4 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15644: a good grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15638: However, the Carter group was very clever. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: However you might enjoy #15189 :-) (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15637: More pertinently, ruby and sapphire are also anniversaries, so there isn't a unique solution. Got the crystal group but as a non Pokemon player I hadn't a hope after that. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15638: Trouble with this sort of grid is it depends on your definition of famous... there is.also a George Buchanan and as it turns out, a George Jackson. V frustrating if you've heard of one of them but not Clinton. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15644: Ahhhh 10/10. Thank You. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15639: 7/10, no prizes for guessing what line I missed too. Haha. Cheers JS. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15642: Nice one. Enjoyable variety of topics. Got 7/10 after not being able to identify the Spin line. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15642: Good one. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #13981: another annoying alleged answer. I was WRONG saying 'ice cream'. the correct answer is 'ice-cream'!!!!!!!!!!!! for goodness sake....!!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15638: Really good grid, one of the best iveI done recently. Tough but squeezed out a 10/10 with a bit of help from my girlfriend who spotted the Carter line. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #14053: once more frustrated by poor answers which are totally incorrect - one of connections had a completely rubbish answer - 1. preceded means to come BEFORE so wrong interpretation for granny, reef, Gordian, slip 2. the answer is FOLLOWED by KNOT with one 't' i am turning into an old pedant!!!!! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Eddytiger @ #15637: Oversight not putting anniversaries, sorry guys. I think I put anniversary though. My first grid so there's bound to be growing pains. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Bye Bhuh @ #15512: two vowels... booooooooo (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15634: Great grid! (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15637: Diamond could swap with ruby or sapphire, so there isn't a unique solution... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15633: Same as bonehead. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15634: Great fun. 10/10 a rare event for me these days. Thanks for setting. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15639: Yeah the tics evaded me also. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15639: All but the tics for me (4 months, 1 week ago)

bluetruck @ #15637: Tough one, definitely should accept "anniversaries" for the silver group as your explanation is pretty much a definition of what one is (4 months, 1 week ago)

beth @ #4155: got all right! very proud :) (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15633: "royal family" a bit restrictive (4 months, 1 week ago)

Emma @ #15566: Yay I done got 10/10 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sue @ #14053: Correct spelling of the answer would be useful. Knot doesn't have 2 t's. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sue @ #14053: Correct spelling of the answer would be useful. Knot doesn't have 2 t's. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #5633: First class! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15628: A fair point Lebamski, wish I'd have thought of that now....doh! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Yusuf @ #15054: This was my last ever grid. It was amazing. I have tears in my eyes. Brett Orr is my best friend. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15614: The "Wire" connection is inspired. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15628: Really enjoyed... only 7/10 as I opted for apple. Good crossovers - nice one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15629: Needs a wider variety of acceptable answers, didn't accept 'candy' for the relevant line for example. Otherwise a simple but fun enough grid. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15628: A shame you couldn't find another Brit to replace Crowe in that group, as it would have strengthened the connection! An enjoyable grid with a nice level of challenge. Thanks! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15629: "Drink" not accepted for the drinks group, "Chocolate" not accepted for the chocolate group, "NATO" not accepted for the phonetic alphabet group. Only a couple of crossovers. Not a great grid, sorry. (4 months, 1 week ago)

GeorgeBushJnr @ #15628: Great grid, a little tricky on the definitions but enjoyed immensely (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15629: Argh, slipped up on the Curly Wurly line - I got too specific. Nice to be reminded of that unique chewy bar and the Terry Scott TV adverts. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15628: Good one. I was duped by the meaning of Trump. But then, so have so many others. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15456: What happened to "NSK"? 2 groups here meant nothing to me. (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15503: Loved this one! (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15623: Nice false ABBA songs group (4 months, 1 week ago)

Iconoclast @ #11: Not a valid grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

RBR45 @ #15621: got it - very pleased with myself as a good challenge x (4 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #6833: Excellent! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15623: Thought I'd posted this already... but much better. Nowt wrong with 6 palindromes and while I didn't get the obscure group, the clues were there in the other groups. Very nice. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Deja @ #15615: Tim: I see you've been listening to Norwich Radio. Curiously, Partridge features in this grid. A coincidence? I don't think so. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15621: I found it extremely difficult. The flying force one in particular seemed almost unfair given that you only used part of the initials. Not your best imho. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15623: Excellent gridding! Well done. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15621: Got it. 3 seconds left. Ahhhhhhhhh. A cup of tea. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15620: Hmmmm. Agree with Lyndon. Let's see if anyone owns up to getting 10/10. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15622: The "Music" group has some vague clues with a very esoteric connection. A couple of other connections feel a bit weak as well. Some nice ideas but not a particularly successful grid overall. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #15613: (4 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #15613: Hard! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Tim @ #15615: Who is the best Lord? Lord of the rings, of the dance, or of the flies? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #15615: Enjoyable grid, thanks (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lyndon @ #15620: Ridiculous - so obscure (4 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15622: Good one. Get-able, but not by me :( (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15621: Somehow managed 7/10 on this. I like the ideas and found it challenging, but I think a few of the clues and their answers feel a bit vague. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15623: One very esoteric connection, but as I spotted it almost immediately that really helped ("Jurassic Park!"). A really enjoyable grid, thanks very much! (4 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15621: Novel idea, a little easy, but different....liked it (4 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15621: Novel idea, a little easy, but different....liked it (4 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #10577: thank you, 10/10 your grid made me feel that I am not a complete fool (unlike many of the other grids!) (4 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15620: Excellent world cup red herrings (commiserations England) and worked in TdF as well. The "new" line is a bit loose, I would say. (4 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15621: Interesting grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15623: a bit mean to have 6 palindromes, though through trial and error I got them. the partridge connection is rather specialist (4 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13412: Abba not accepted, station not accepted. FFS (4 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15621: Good fun (4 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15623: Oof that was frustrating. Think I tried every possible combination of the palindromes apart from the one that was actually the group. If I'd have got that early I might have done really well but as it was, scored just 3/10. Cheers. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Pamela @ #15357: Best grid for ages 10/10 (4 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15609: Nice! :) (4 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15614: Never heard the boy's name 'Eli' :( (4 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15616: Language Timothy!! :( (4 months, 1 week ago)

Kennith409 @ #15622: Tricky but I got it. (4 months, 1 week ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bluetruck @ #15601: Didn't accept 'ships', which seems a tad harsh (especially as it scuppered my 10/10), but otherwise an enjoyable grid (4 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15603: I like where this is going overall. Seems though that there were two very specific groups and two that were much more general. I think a big improvement would be to play more on the multiple meanings of the words. Put "multiply" with "breed" or something. That would help it be more general interest instead of seeming like a class exercise. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Ne @ #7392: I typed in mint and got incorrect (4 months, 1 week ago)

Peekay @ #15601: Nice grid, 7/10 because i couldn't correctly define a group, but well set. Enjoyed it (4 months, 1 week ago)

ANTHONY @ #15594: A GOOD GRID (4 months, 1 week ago)

RogerRabbit @ #15440: Really liked this, one of the best i've done for a while (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15597: Never heard of heat in this context - looked it up! I doubt many will solve the Grind group. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15596: didn't accept first or late :-( (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #14281: ive started putting an s at the end of words having been annoyed at the incorrect diagnosis when the word was correct without an s also dyslexic people please get checked before putting in your grid - ie hem and femal (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #14282: ways to cross water not accepted ..... grrrr also agree - what has brian ferry got to do with river crossing!? (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #721: An oldie but a goodie. (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15592: I struggled - saw 3 connections but just couldn't get the groups. had no chance with the Newport group... (4 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15589: Agree with urbanbaboon... didn't accept 'have all split'. For me, didn't really work as the solutions were very specific and the groups a little tenuous. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Carol @ #14371: agree with 666 (4 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15439: On the one hand wouldn't accept synonyms but for the palindromes wouldn't accept that the words read the same both ways. (4 months, 1 week ago)

Nick @ #15583: Wouldn't accept rabbit (4 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15596: 2 Openings.... (4 months, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15594: Good stuff! (4 months, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #15594: nice one (4 months, 1 week ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15590: Nice and easy with reasonable crossovers. Fun! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15523: Lemon squeezy except for the Almost line. Would anyone ever get that? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15526: Interesting grid. Lost too much time figuring out "world" (6 variations). Peace/peas a bit of a stretch though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15527: 7/10 didn't know the Chryslers. Good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #10957: Terrible answer on the animals - it's not 'everyone' is it...there are twelve of them and it links to the Chinese Horoscope (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14384: This time i was correct when the connection had no bearing on my answer! Wow! Other way round usually... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15591: Nicely confusing. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15592: People from England will also struggle with this one (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #13899: Phrases that mean man in them???? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #13899: Phrases that mean man in them???? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #15526: Really hard but good (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Katie @ #15583: Rabbit should be acceptable (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15540: Peresic will score the winning penalty to knock England out of the WC. Bacon, although born in Dublin, would not have considered himself Irish, I don't think, so that link is correct. Good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #8441: Deadly! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15542: the "iron" red herring (curtain) ate up 2 of my minutes and totally scuppered me, so well done. A bit obscure with the Aussie/cricket clues though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15553: Badger line is good, but overall either far too obscure or too arbitrary to allow a foothold into it. A bit more generosity. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15592: people not from England will struggle with this one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Furs Neym @ #3712: I didn't get the SI units one, but I thought it was very clever (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Furs Neym @ #184: Tried guessing "cartoon" in the animated movie section, and was marked incorrect. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15572: 2/10. Happy with my score once I'd seen the answers :) . Some clever stuff here. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mrs Zippy @ #15591: Good fun, thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

toast @ #14408: Carol. You seem to be unaware that the acceptable answers are hidden from view. What you see are the explanations. Unfortunately those of us who set puzzles aren't always aware of that fact either and often do not seem to have followed the advice on how to use word stems and commas to set the range of acceptable answers. It is a long-standing problem. Award yourself the points and enjoy the puzzles. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15587: 10/10 Saw the Star Trek clues but kept trying to fit the names into capitals..lol Good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #2621: Decent board (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14408: heavens, believe it or not my "not straight" was unacceptable because I should have said "not straight, wonky" ....... eh??????!!!!!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14410: here i go again complaining at the injustice of the connections! planned well no good as should have said go as planned!! ball and racquet games discounted as should have said raquet sports (note: misspelt!) So annoying somehow!!! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

TKFTG @ #15563: Nice overall, but I'd recommend accepting "court" as well as "law" for the second one. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14432: i find myself only complaining about the answering system. to me race meeting is as good as horse racing! and also Gloucestershire towns is as good as places in Gloucestershire!! otherwise have enjoyed this subscriber's grids. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Luke @ #2297: Didn't accept carpentry instead of woodwork. Apart from that, really good puzzle! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15588: Nice one. Scored 7/10 after not being able to name the Lemon line. Cheers! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15588: Nice. Serpent, that's a crossover, the more a puzzgrid has, the better. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #7370: Typed in kingdom and it said incorrect. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15587: Interesting grid, but no overlaps. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Leonard line. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14654: i put criminal activity but was wrong because it was crimes! I put beam but was wrong because it was types of beams!! Help ma boab! Was caught out previously with collective nouns so put groups instead so was given a tick for that at least! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

@urbanbaboon @ #15589: 5/10 The Yugoslavia line has a lot of different ways to phrase the right answer. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Serpent @ #15588: But Poirot is also an Agatha Christie character though (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15575: Yeah, fair play. And thanks for comments. I thought it was one of the trickier grids that I've done, so I'm glad to see people scoring 7/10. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Phlogiston @ #15543: Gas giants? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bob @ #15583: The overlaps and red herrings were quite good. But the group definitions are terrible. Sauce has already been mentioned, and is kind-of understandable. But not accepting "rabbit" as a correct answer for the rabbit group is just stupid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15584: Liked this a lot, stared for ages until it clicked, didn't quite get the connections but a solid 7/10...thanks (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15583: Thanks. Effectively, I should have allowed "sauces," sorry. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mimi @ #15526: noun / verb would also be a correct answer for two. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15583: Good grid - easy and well constructed. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15583: Indeed. (Tho .could have allowed "sauces"). Liked the rice group (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15583: Very nice for its difficulty. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #3757: Lemon squeezy, gone in 60 seconds (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #4720: Lemon squeezy (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: No worries. That's pretty much all I know about it! Otherwise was an excellent grid. Oh for the ability to edit them... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15575: It appears most of my comments are below! West Germany I thought was nasty (Got it tho)- but it was indeed enjoyable (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15575: 7/10 for me... although I'm awarding myself 10 as i opted for five instead of fifth which wasn't accepted. Couldn't think of the V name until the very last second! Very enjoyable grid :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15561: Duh, Bonn is in Germany! Otherwise good effort. Uruguay-France QF starts in 1 hour so the footballer names do stand out. That Cavani face-ball goal from Suarez' cross has to be the goal of the tournament. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15572: 7/10 (guess why) but I've seen worse and the rest was gettable and quite fun. Cheers (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #6833: Great stuff. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #238: Lemon squeezy (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15575: Really liked the Romulus line, wish I had gotten it. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15566: for those who haven't heard the expression "chew the scenery," have a look at any Al Pacino film (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15568: "The"? seriously? "The" can precede anything. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #15571: not true about the measurements...outside the UK, so the group link is pointless. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lyndon @ #15572: No chance with these - too obscure (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15572: lucky to get 1. hardest yet. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #7062: Captain Jack is a great red herring. As are Haddock and Mullet. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #8403: Wrote dance instead of dances. I hate losing a point for stuff like that. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Brandon @ #8355: Excellent work with McCartney. Such fun discovering the pan questions. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Carol @ #14850: football terms are not prefixes - think they are suffixes, or words that come after the town/city football team (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

Caz231231 @ #15575: Fun grid, though the Elrond link is specialist. 7/10 for me. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

kittymcg @ #15571: I particularly liked the measurements group (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15568: Burden group.fine imo. Less keen on "The". Sticky better? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: I'm thinking of the High Laurie character, Doctor House. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15566: Enjoyable mix of genres. Found this pretty straightforward once I realised how many clues fitted in the cowboy group and started looking elsewhere! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15569: Three easy connections that could be more interesting if they had some small amount of crossover. The fourth, "Andrew," is really loose to me because they connect to the concept in different ways. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15568: I'm cool with the specific knowledge needed in the "burden" group; that's going to happen and is okay if it's not all members of the group. However, I think you really need to stick to one kind of connection in a group. Either the connecting work is appended, or it's prepended, or it's a definition, or... IMO If you have to say that all items in a group have "some connection to" a key word, that's a sign that the connection is too loose. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15566: FWIW I have heard "scenery" but not "wasp" before. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Paratus @ #2976: When did Australia host a Summer Olympics in the 21st century? (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15565: Normally I just "nope" out of any grid that's full of first and last names, but this happened to intersect enough with my pop culture awareness. It helps that you didn't use obscure members of the groups. Fun, if specialist. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

jp1555 @ #13701: they don't except code for programming languages and does not exept Monopoly! as @Dude said we can't be expected to write down exactly what you wrote typed down. By the way @Dude typo from you. it's not wrote i'ts type it's a keyboard. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15570: Quite straightforward. I enjoyed it. The match line was a bit narrowly defined though, several other sports would also fit. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15569: Didn't accept currency for the corresponding group. Otherwise a good grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15567: Got the salter group straight away but struggled to get the right combo as inches and sale also fit, without silence! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15566: Enjoyable grid - personally not heard of scenery or wasp in that context, but that's not a criticism, just an observation (or admission!) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15561: Straightforward puzzle, easy to solve marred only by the use of Bonn (NW Germany) rather than Bern (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15559: Got all the connections once the puzzle had resolved itself... a fiendish challenge! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15566: Same :-) but sometimes I research things that I have three of and if it fits, it fits. Just have to hope it's not too obscure or unguessable. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

RadicalMP @ #15553: I don't know of any one person could figure this one out in 10 minutes let alone 3. The author wasn't fooling around when they marked the difficulty as "fiendish". I actually really like every one of these categories, just not all together in one wall. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15556: Nice construction but some tenuous clues. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15564: The Blume line was one that I couldn't see in the grid, but was immediately obvious after the wall resolved. Love it. The "Hub" line would work if the same prefix were used throughout, but allowing for multiple spellings makes it feel unfair to me. Agreed with Aetees on the Blood group. I would be very happy with that as a first-round "find the connection" group (and in fact I found the connection between them) but it feels too loose for a grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15564: Not bad. Some of the links felt a bit tenuous to me. The Blood line in particular isn't really one link, more like the foundation for a whole grid of its own. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

Only Me @ #15566: Enjoyed that. Not heard that scenery phrase before. Looked it up. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

OMFG @ #15553: The animal category gave me a point when I guessed "Agatha Christie" (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15550: FirstGo - I just spammed a lot of words in there and got it accepted haha. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15561: Some lovely overlaps there, a fun grid. One gripe - I think you might have meant Bern instead of Bonn for that line - it cost me a 10/10 because I guessed Winter Olympic hosts instead of the actual answer. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15368: Liked the grid but wouldn't accept construction materials instead of building materials. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

only con @ #2887: In my accent, 'won' is not a homophone of 'one'. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15559: Very clever. But sadly you can move Doctor into the CLUB group, Peter into the SMEE group and Crocodile into the TOBY group,for another valid solution. (I was also thnking that CLUB mught be part of the TOBY group for most of it...) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15556: Yeah, "type of bendy fruit" is stretching that connection way too far. I'm unclear on the "underground" connection; that seems like too far away as well, but maybe there's a UKism I'm not up on. Otherwise, I really enjoy this kind of "crossword" grid. Nicely done. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Head Master Bruce @ #15253: See me in my office (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Head Master @ #15250: An apple for teacher (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

LB @ #15556: I said spear and it wasn't accepted :( (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15554: 2 very similar groups (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15556: Enjoyed it. Thanks. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15556: Good grid, but let down badly by the Pear reference.....not in keeping with rest of the clues (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pig @ #583: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Pig @ #583: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15554: It was intended to be 'theamed' to a degree. It would be nice if there were tags or subforums or something on the site though. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Dude @ #13374: They are all English breads as well as British! Poor (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15554: Nice one. No more nerdy than other boards I've seen. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mister Tom @ #15544: Loved it... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

eva @ #6140: I typed in the proper answers but they weren't accepted because they were worded differently (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Grumbler @ #5215: Not sure what German word "Rouse' is supposed to be. It's not in any German dictonary and I've never come across it (I'm German). If you base a quiz on languages you don't know, at least do your research properly. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #7062: Mullet and Jack nice red herrings, looking back on it it was easier than I first thought but still great (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #8355: Nice use of wings (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #6140: Truly excellent grid. I put "cat" rather than "cats" as the link, which is annoying to not get the point for but eh. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #2297: Best one I've seen! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #3712: I don't really like ones such as the Swatted line, but maybe it's just my unfamiliarity with this type of puzzle. Very good apart from that! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #186: Good stuff, wasted my last life on Fly-weight >_ (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15546: There are a few possible versions for the Crushed by a Bear line, one of which may be excluded for a good reason but it would have been nice to have the others. Otherwise an excellent grid. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #15548: (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Midnight @ #15549: Is "drupe" allowed for the stone fruits one? Some cleverclogs is going to try it... (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Jimmy @ #583: "remote" or "remote control" should be part of the link for the buttons (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

lindy @ #15549: I wrote clothing for hands and feet and was incorrect. Yep they are in pairs but there is an alternative answer. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Tex Tile @ #15550: Good fun! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15550: Found most of this very straightforward... unlike Andy P I missed the Shell connection... which for me was significantly harder than the rest of the puzzle. Thanks :-) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15523: Never in a million years would have seen the forty one! XD (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15549: those clothes are all worn on extremities...….. Ah Timmy Time! (whaaaaaa?) (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15529: Oof. Rough! Brilliant though! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15546: Good, but really difficult!!! Thank you! (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15550: Enjoyed this. Found this tricky even without crossovers. Actually got the Bowl connection before any of the others - our brains work differently. (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15550: A really good mix of content, but perhaps lacking a little in terms of crossovers to make it trickier. I scored 7/10 after missing the Bowl connection, which was the cleverest part of the grid. Cheers (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #15545: synonym as answer pls (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15543: Lebamski - don't worry I covered that :-) ETH - yes thanks for pointing that out, hopefully doesn't change the puzzle too much. Showing my lack of knowledge on TV and popular culture somewhat there. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15538: Great fun! Rather proud of myself for dredging the Fruit Juice and Crossing Lady clues out of my limited knowledge of Briticisms. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Cordova @ #15542: It's Curtin not Curtain for the former PM (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Rose Taylor @ #15542: SPOLIERS Andy P: "Iron Chef" is a TV show popular in Japan and Austrlia, which also has less sucessful UK and US spinoffs made. ETH: Clergy is not accepted because in Catholicism, one is only a memeber of the clergy if they have recieved Holy Orders, which no brother has, and most priors, monks and friars have not. It may be different in other branches of Christianity, but I am most familiar with Catholicism so that's what I based it on. If it is indeed different in other denominations that's my oversight and I appologise. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15531: Yeay The Legend of Zelda reference!!!! :D (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15542: No "Clergy" accepted?! :( (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15539: @urbanbaboon: The "Clamp" line's common word is "down", not "them". I completely agree with urban's comments though - far too many crossovers to make this more than a click-and-hope grid. Also, you can swap "Belt" with both "Match" and "Gloves" and the given connection means there are technically multiple correct solutions to this grid. With so many crossovers that was bound to happen. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15543: Very nice. Didn't get the IT group., which was ingenious (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ETH @ #15543: Luther is a BRITISH crime drama...: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_(TV_series) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15541: Pleased to get full marks on this. I spotted the "Leicester" and "Hunter" groups immediately, which made spotting the others a bit easier. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15536: There was me looking for rugby league, damnit... I didn't think the industrial group.added much TBH (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15543: Enjoyed this. One note however: the planets connection could also be Roman gods, so some might justifiably put that as a correct answer. Other than that, some nice crossovers make this a good challenge. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15544: A very challenging grid, but very enjoyable. Kicking myself over missing the "Coffee" connection. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15542: A couple of simpler connections along with some more esoteric ones. Some nice crossovers make this a challenge. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15545: Managed all four groups but only two connections. Kicking myself for not spotting the "Braveheart" connection. An enjoyable grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jules @ #14418: Very easy for Austalians (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15541: 7/10. Found this reasonably straightforward but couldn't get the legend connection (not a fan!). Well put together grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15543: Excellent. Loved the 'Love' line! only 7 as Monday morning brain couldn't grasp the It connection. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15543: Difficult grid, but very enjoyable! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

nice @ #15544: good wall! i thought of grandfather paradox but didnt go with it :/ (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15542: Very clever. The Curtain line was the one that threw me, quite an obscure line for UK residents that one. Have never heard of "chef" in this context either. But thanks for the grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #15540: I enjoyed the grid. I did give myself a point for Irish but agreed that your explanation is more accurate. Thanks!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15540: excellent (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #609: Pretty bollocks grid to be honest (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #412: Wrestling is shite and so is your board (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15541: Very tough. Only got 2/10, no prizes for guessing which one. Cheers though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #459: Comic bollocks (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #463: Got genesis, metallica and pink floyd, but not the VERY specific link between the revelations set. Try harder. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Me @ #215: You're a cunt. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15538: Veibe? That's me trying to write "being" on my phone at night in bed. Jeez. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5779: 5/10 this one made some angry, I applaud the out of box thinking. Not bad............ (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15538: I enjoyed that one! Something a bit different and more creative. Only scored 7/10 after not veibe specific enough with the For Freedom answer. Cheers mate. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15540: 7/10 I don't think this is a tough as some of the comments make it out to be. Sure it's hard to be perfect, but aren't they all. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15540: Hmm, too tough really, didn't enjoy it that much. Scored 3/10. I liked the Broadus line though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15539: Crossovers should be limited, unless you just want a game about clicking fast. 8 clues fit the strike line, 10 fit the ring line. And I have no clue even after reading the answer about the Clamp line (Themclamp?). Bewilderment on my part. Good Luck to the next guy. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15538: Good fun :-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15528: googled further - and was spelled Harrowgate in the past - apologise x (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15528: Harrowgate is spelled Harrogate - very tough grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

RBR45 @ #15529: Glad I like the fizzy stuff xx (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15528: Oof. Might as well be "four people who have never been in my kitchen." (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Degaleg @ #15540: I’m literally just watching that player as we speak, hence it’s inclusion. Appreciate it’s slightly obscure. Give yourself one point for Irish. That being said, I’m not sure the Duke of Wellington would be too happy with that description! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

zac tudor @ #10711: Brilliant (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15540: the first part was easy, but I thought Irish would have been ok for Hewson etc. And Perisic? Why not use the letter L? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dh @ #15526: PEACE and Please are not prononcée the same (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15532: Take a run of the mill grid and add obscurity. Mix well... That's perhaps unfair of me because the uk locations red herring is a nice sub theme, and I hadn't read the book, but if youre looking for feedback: I've always found that solvers find the grids harder than I think they will. I got the skewes one (with repeated guesswork- had never heard its fourth member) and the bible one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

knife @ #15530: Poor. Submitting the same word twice invalidates the grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15526: @Avery I don't understand why the second one wasn't accepted (I tried it myself and it worked). For the homophones group, the key word was "food" or something similar, as you needed to recognize them as homophones of that specific category of words. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sqiggle @ #15431: What's the problem? A really good grid. Well done. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15532: Clever, but far beyond my capability. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Carol @ #15049: no book called wisdom in the bible (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Avery @ #15518: I typed in the word portmonteaus ughhhhh (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Avery @ #15526: So I wrote "homophones" for the first one and "world _" for the second one and still got no points. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sweep @ #15518: Im not sure how 'Pakistan' Is a portmanteau, but other than that, pretty good. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Caz231231 @ #15523: 10/10. Very enjoyable, thank you. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

kittymcg @ #15526: Really enjoyed this one. Thank you. I'll forgive the peas ;-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only One @ #8822: This grid is the work of a superior idiot. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Matthew @ #15236: I disney know my Disney (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15527: Saw the cars even though cruiser got in the way cold was easy guessed the other 2. 1st ten I’ve got for a while (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15531: Doctors eventually then nothing (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15532: Bible one straight away then ziltch .hard one (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15530: Cheers (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

DorianGray @ #15532: Please leave constructive criticism :) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15531: Hi Link99, thanks for reworking this. I had to look up the Ocarina connection. Nice grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Chris @ #15526: Really good grid, well done (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15519: Haha cheers. I was reading about the Spielberg thing the other day and I couldn't help but put that into a grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15523: 8/10 enjoyable. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15521: it didn't take Microsoft office (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15509: 10/10 straightforward. no tricks. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15518: Very good grid. Scored 6/10 but it could easily have been 10/10, I just couldn't sort the Bell and Ocean groups out at the end when I was down to 3 lives. Nice one. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15530: I fixed it, the corrected version is Grid #15531. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15530: Thanks for pointing that out, I'll submit the corrected grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

whirligig231 @ #15509: For the record, "Remington" has one M. Otherwise, a great grid; the "scand" category was genius! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15530: Strange x 2. You'll have to explain the Ocarina answer. Enjoyed it. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Carol @ #15095: fantasy characters - no explanation of connections!!! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15529: (I'll try again). Nice one, with a bit of World Cup thrown in. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15529: (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15528: 2/10 very UK centric. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15529: Not good (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15525: I make grids (some good, some not so much) under the name urbanbaboon. I sign all comments @urbanbaboon, which is my twitter handle, if someone wanted to have a back-and-forth discussion about the theory behind board building in real time, or in depth, or in a better conversational place than these comments. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

@urbanbaboon @ #15529: nice one 10/10, didn't know the C-G swap on the one name. Banquo is from Macbeth. Some nice concepts. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15520: Nothing wrong with erring on the side of generosity (a dangerous statement, I know). Nice herring, which did for me (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Endpapee @ #15526: True but it’s such a common dad-joke pun it was easy enough to spot... enjoyed the different stresses group! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15522: It's a well known symptom of a lack of proof reading. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

nope @ #15522: what's a tennis table bat? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

nope @ #15526: peace doesn't sound like peas in any accent (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

The Truth @ #3863: You piece of shit, bennie (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15516: 3 good lines not sure about the death one (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

oncon:) @ #15525: Please give constructive criticism and tell me what you think :) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

chris @ #15522: nice grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15523: Fun fact: Forty is the only number that has the property shared by the items in the "Forty" group. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15523: A lot of fun - but I never would have got the "Forty" line :-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15519: Did it .spielberg was clever (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SeJuis @ #15523: Enjoyed it, thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15523: The "Forty" group is utterly inspired! A great grid, a healthy amount of crossovers and very enjoyable. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ian @ #15509: Same here JonBob, nice grid though (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15520: @Link99: Probably a bit of a catch-22, as "i" is likely to be quite a common answer for those who spot the connection, but as you say it opens up any word beginning with "i" as a correct answer. I didn't take anything off my rating for the grid's quality because of that, and I awarded myself an extra point, so no harm done! :-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Steve h @ #15523: Chance line was good (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15520: I didn't put "i" among the linking terms for that group because, if I'm not mistaken, it would make any word starting with "I" acceptable. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15520: Quite straightforward but still enjoyable. "i" was not accepted as an answer for the "Pad" group, which seems a little unfair. Otherwise a good grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15506: A good amount of crossovers make sorting the groups a challenge. Very enjoyable. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15506: Pre also means before, and is more widely used in English to mean that. Using Pro like that is more of a Latin thing for the most part but is used in English as well. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15518: Ask and you shall receive ;-) I really like the "Pakistan" group and the "Key" group (I've actually been trying to find a way to work the latter connection into one of my own grids, so you beat me to it!) I would question whether "Garlic" fits the given connection for its group, and the connection for "Sun" group feels a bit vague. Enjoyable overall with some good ideas, I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15519: Straightforward but with enough challenge and some nice crossovers. I enjoyed this grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Jim Karna @ #15508: Points made are valid, but still a very good grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15508: "Stroke" was meant to be a crossover between the two categories, I just didn't realize that the grid had two valid solutions. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

flame @ #15518: Give me feedback! Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15512: The consecutive vowel link was pretty broad imo, but other than that, this is a fantastic grid. Nice job with the two sets of red herrings (scissor-paper-stone and the four elements). (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

James @ #15482: A perfect mix of fun and challenging. This might be my favorite so far. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

SPP @ #15188: This was gay and not the good gay (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15508: Great grid, loved the categories; they were all easily accessible. As Bob pointed out, you can stroke with your hand, so "Stroke" and "Wave" are interchangeable. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15512: Two different consecutive vowels, eh? Could kick myself for not seeing that. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15514: This may seem familiar: I corrected the egregious mistake from a few pages back... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15500: Really? Must be tough looking at the front page of your newspaper in the morning. There is a reason for it. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15513: Uk specific knowledge required... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dude @ #13485: Really enjoyed it (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15508: Good however you can stroke with your hand (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

LB @ #15506: I always thought before was pre.....as in prenuptial, prenatal etc?? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

GTB321 @ #15495: Should have done better but I was convinced one of the categories was houses (tree, white, green, haunted, work) so wasted time on that. One of the best I've played on here (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Joe @ #15500: ALL CAPS IS ANNOYING (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

JonBob @ #15509: Not hard to sort out due to the lack of crossovers, but the "Sod" connection escaped me. Lovely. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Natalie Tern-Doubt @ #15504: That was good, but very tough. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #69: Easy groups, tricky connections. Bit harsh to not accept rock for the metal genres. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orelinde @ #11533: Park Lane is purple, but it was so clever let's ignore that... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Lebamski @ #15423: If you're going to do musicians, at least pick a group that people are likely to have heard of. This so-called band can't even spell properly! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15457: A few too many crossovers make this less enjoyable than it could have been. I like the theme running across three of the connections. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15498: Loved it. "Bonzo" let me into that group, and "Bowling Alley" was actually my in to the "Sewing Kit" group. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15494: A shame about the typo, but other than that a well constructed and challenging grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15458: Very easy, a few crossovers would have made this more engaging. I got lucky on answering the "crustaceans" group exactly as you'd input the answer, so just take care on future grids with your acceptable answers as urbanbaboon has already mentioned. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15503: Cheers for comments. Agree with you on that one, in fairness, Orlando. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15487: Agree with the "Horse" and "Police" quibbles, which could have been easily resolved. Otherwise an enjoyable and challenging grid. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15505: Completed defeated by this grid, but very well put together. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15505: Listed as fiendish (at least when I played it) and it is. 0/10, very specific knowledge required. Not a bad thing as such I suppose though it does limit the audience. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15503: A rare 10/10, a bit of guess on the Victoria line though. Excellent grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15505: Agree... actually all but the Nelson line require pretty specialist knowledge! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15504: Never heard of sage in this context... nor fair, to be fair! The Julian group would sit better if they weren't already names. Thanks for setting :-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15503: Thoroughly enjoyed this one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15501: Easy, but fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15488: The palm/pom homophone is perfectly ok. In Standard American English the vowel sound in eg "god" is similar to that in the English pronunciation of "guard". Still a fiendish link though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15505: Easy? The last line is a massively obscure piece of info, and one line requires very specific knowledge (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15503: Excellent. Very well put together. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15503: Very enjoyable and satisfying -particularly so because I managed a rare 10 on a tricky grid. I'd certainly heard of butterfly..., and I'd guess that the Glasgow item would be the most obscure for US solvers. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15456: Fair enough. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #15479: Explanations are incomprehensible (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

koshatnik @ #15503: Top quality. It's harder than it looks to find a convincing crossover for every line (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15503: Good gridding. Butterfly isn't obscure IMO. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15456: Theres at least one.:-) I enjoyed it* but I can understand the low ratings as theres no chance of getting that group unless you remember discworld footnotes. It's going to give an "Oh" monment not an "Ah" moment. *briefly (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15501: Excellent grid. Scored 6/10 but it could easily have been 10 with a bit more luck and/or forward planning. Got the McCoy and Cooper links mixed up. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15500: Perfectly playable, and most enjoyable. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15499: Easy, but fun, but easy, but fun. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

ThinksTwice @ #15500: Brilliant! I was sure I had one group with a color before each word, and another group with that same color after each word. I thought that was a really neat grid idea. But both were false groups! Flummoxed me. :-) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

acriter @ #15488: Thanks for the suggestions. "Chest" as a verb seemed uncommon enough that I was happy with the groupings, but I now agree that "verbs" is too vague of a theme in the first place. Palm as "päm" seems to be the far more common pronunciation of the word, but it may be a bit unfair. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

anon @ #15498: "synonym" acceptable? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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Orlando @ #15500: There aren't any crossovers at all, just a false group. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15499: sun, moon...…. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15500: Far too many crossovers to be playable. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15498: Entertaining grid. Mostly baffled by it. Very tricky herrings. Liked the consternation link. Didn't see it though. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15488: (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15493: Reverse Ditto, as this will be above the others (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

Dangus @ #15262: In the connection you even say you need additional skills for the decathlon, so you should really accept track and field specialties considering that's exactly what they are. Other than that nice wall! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FirstGofer @ #15485: Clever and fun. Thanks! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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Ian @ #15485: Great grid, some clever links, thanks (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15476: Nice one and pretty hard too, especially the breeds. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15485: Another enjoyable grid - not too easy but very doable. Clever false group but didn't find it distracting. 10/10 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Link99 @ #15485: Really liked the "car brands" red herring. You should have given better explanation for the connections, though (not all clues are "places") (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15481: great grid (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #15484: I found it tricky, spent too much time looking for cricket connections. The US/UK divide aside a very cleaver grid. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

duckling drama @ #15480: Snape is in Suffolk... (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Ant Guy @ #566: Proper good one that one (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Kirstie @ #15468: Good wall pal! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Fiddy @ #15480: Sydney suburbs? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

@urbanbaboon @ #15481: 5/10 Tough one..the definite article in the Queen clue as off-putting, liked the concept, some nice crossovers (the Queen guitarist for one) (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15482: 5/10 I liked the difficulty, and out of the box thinking you took and required for the game (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Grumpy @ #525: I said maps. You prick. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15456: Shame. I was hoping there'd be some Pratchett fans among the solvers. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15480: Good one but very hard if, like me, you don't know the city in question and even if you do there are some tricky crossovers. Never heard of Snape either but it'll be a misleading item for Potter fans. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

bonehead @ #15482: good idea, the name one is very difficult to spot (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15272: Very good grid and no specialist knowledge needed. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Head Teacher @ #15143: Chill! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Head Teacher @ #15140: A* (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15481: Agreed. Good one! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

LB @ #15466: Too frustrating to be enjoyable for me :( (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

MG @ #15049: The book of Wisdom is not in the Bible but in the Apocrypha. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

toast @ #15481: Easy time? Far from it. In fact if it hadn't been for my glamorous assistants Angela and Jacinda remarking on the coincidental inclusion of their names while attending to my poolside massage your return from Parkhurst would have gone unnoticed in my busy day. As it is , welcome! Any idea when Wiz's case comes up for parole? (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15481: Some interesting ideas here! I will definitely quibble with your explanation of 22/7, though I understood the link. "Historical approximation of..." could be a more accurate description. (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15481: Excellent. Very excellent! (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Andy P @ #15452: Nice to see a fun one in amongst the difficult ones, cheers mate. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15445: Despite the misspelling noted by Quizzer, this is an enjoyable and challenging grid. Managed to solve it, but only got three of the connections. Very well put together overall. Thanks! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15478: 10/10 - but only because "kings" was accepted for the Geoffrey line. Liked it. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #15460: Spotted the dogs right away, then it got pretty hard fast. Celery salt is amazing but sport peppers are an abomination. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15478: Two very esoteric connections mixed with two more straightforward ones, which made it easier to spot the groups but harder to get the right answers. Some good crossovers in amongst them. Thanks! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15460: Very tough, but still enjoyable. Only found one group but spotted another connection after the grid resolved. Thanks! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Lebamski @ #15454: I really enjoyed this, some great crossovers but four clearly defined connections. Thanks! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Kirstie @ #15455: Good for you FirstGofer (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15466: Not frustrating. I was nowhere near solving it. And you're probably right. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15455: Good one... 10/10 in 24 seconds. Had to think about the snoopy link but twigged fairly quickly. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15460: No, we don't have Chicago Style in the UK... a fiendish puzzle for us here. A measly 1/10 for me, although would've been 2 if condiments had been right. Well constructed grid though (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

FirstGofer @ #15462: Agree with all the comments below... counted 8 cakes if you include a cake of soap! 6/10 (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

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

Orlando @ #15466: Baffling but entertaining. Must've been tricky to avoid alternative solutions. I amused myself by looking for one and... two is a one-digit prime while the phoneme /h/ isn't pronouned in "three". But what the hell. Cheers. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15466: Clever idea, and a great use of crossovers. I caught on to the numbers theme fairly early on, but managed to not get a single group. Well done. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15447: Very clever twist on the format; I was also a fan of the "Singer I am" bit. Might've been a little UK-centric, but it wasn't nearly that bad. Well done. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15461: 10/10 harder than my score shows. Your effort and thought is evident. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15462: 4/10 too many cakes did me in (I counted 7) and as Ricky said below, Plankton aren't necessarily animals (bacteria, algae, & fungus can be plankton), just a classification of drifting organisms. I looked it up and the show has a copepod named Plankton. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #15267: Bladed weapons = swords (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #15462: Same comment as Ricky! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

#party @ #15462: Sea also good fun tho (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bert @ #15121: Poor Poly (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15451: Really great grid with some fun crossovers; I had an issue where if I entered "neck" as the link for the turtle row it wouldn't be accepted; was it not accepted if it was in all lowercase? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Donald Trump @ #15439: need to sort out the answers... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Donald Trump @ #15448: Loved it - my favourite wall so far! just missed out on 10/10 (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15443: too easy... (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15456: not for me (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15462: Yep, enjoyed it. Thanks. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Only Me @ #15462: Yep, enjoyed it. Thanks. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15456: nice (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15462: Nice crossovers; my biggest issue is that "sea creatures" wasn't accepted for the Spongebob characters row. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

zac tudor @ #15436: Not a good board Oregano is a herb, the 50% water link is terrible (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Ricky @ #15460: Good categories, with some tricky red herrings; this one was extremely difficult. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15460: messed up the Daytona explanation...you probably know anyway (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15440: 5/10 Good Board the equivalency line relation is invisible if you have American eyes. It made me laugh at myself. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Huw @ #7677: His name is Hawkin rather than Hawkins (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15452: 10/10...takes a few leaps of faith to do it. fun to play. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15458: Nice board, not too complex but enjoyable. I was going to say what Bob said more nicely, as a suggestion for future board, when you have an answer, put in the singular and the plural, or like in this case, instead of Identities, just put Ident, and the design of the game will allow either. Same on the critter line, just write critter and it will accept critter or critters. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

David @ #68: Is Sangria a colour tho? (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Bob @ #15458: Pretty poor. Getting the groups is trivial as there are no overlaps. But then getting some of the connections is impossible. E.g. The group with the single word description "Crustaceans" doesn't accept "crustacean" as the answer. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

She Dog @ #15458: Really fun! (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Sqiiggle @ #15445: Clever grid. Well done. (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

Orlando @ #15455: Thought I was doing pretty well till I got to the fiendish Snoopy link. 7/10. (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13554: Agree with comments re underground - too specific (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15453: 5/10. Playable, tougher if not UK resident. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15454: Trying to figure out how to make an easy grid, without being boring. (5 months ago)

Ricky @ #1396: For those expressing confusion in the comments below... In the U.S.A. a "full" mattress is a term for the size of mattress between "twin" and "queen". The terms "double" can also be used in place of the term "full". In the U.S. they refer to the same exact size of mattress. Different countries have other standards for terms and sizes of mattresses so keep this in mind. :) https://www.us-mattress.com/mattress-size-information.html (5 months ago)

Aetees @ #15452: Simple enough once you spot the pattern, which I didn't until the end. Thanks for posting. (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15442: Gah - didn't recognise Robert. A deceptively simple grid with tons of potential groups and crossovers. Nice one! (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15443: Great mix of categories. Poor knowledge in a couple of areas left me with too many Mary Rose relatives to sort out the groups - and thirsty ... (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15448: This was a fun one, thanks. Resolved itself quickly once I'd twigged to the theme (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15448: This was a fun one, thanks. Resolved itself quickly once I'd twigged to the theme (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15451: Excellent, and not just because I managed a rare tenner on one of your walls ;) The V crossover is clever. (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15449: Very tough but I liked it. Managed the garlicky group but none of the others. Thanks for setting! (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15447: Very French city, thanks. Appreciated the friendly 'ins' for each group. given a couple of connections were quite obscure and I suspect UK-centric (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15452: Thought it was very nice too but not so easy. Karen, Carl and the snooker item made it tricky for me and "one thousand" made me look for Ms and Ks. Liked the "popular element". I suppose we're all fond of it. (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15452: Very nice. (5 months ago)

PERNICKERTY @ #15451: "Hawaii five O" comes from the fact that Hawaii is the fiftieth state. (5 months ago)

Scoobydont @ #3712: Crackin’ (5 months ago)

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Carol @ #15247: Collective nouns is the expression for groups of animals! I said that but was told was wrong! Hey ho still fun (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15451: 10/10 Thanks. (5 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15317: Great fun. Thank you (5 months ago)

Red Salamander @ #15449: I agree with Mister Tom. That's an extremely weak connection. (5 months ago)

Aetees @ #15448: Liked the theme running through. Some good crossovers. Liked it a lot. (5 months ago)

anthony @ #15445: a good grid , i got 6/10 (5 months ago)

lil @ #10350: no answers provided (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15449: Disconnected. Dont see anyone getting The Kremlin group. Not your best. (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15448: Egg is maybe a UK one but it's kosher. Straightforward despite the overlaps (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15447: I am was clever. Some of the rest was pretty loose (5 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15443: good grid (5 months ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15447: Not bad but a few of the definitions are inconsistent ie where it is rather than what it is and missing word instead of definition." Agree to do" is particularly dodgy. (5 months ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #15447: Loved the singer I am (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15443: Very enjoyable. Thanks. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15448: 7/10 once you see the first the others follow. Don't understand the Egg, Better than average game here. (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15265: The scar connection is very deep! (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15262: More minority specialist know!edge required here and surely just athletes should be accepted for the one group and comparative adjectives for another? (5 months ago)

kittymcg @ #15441: Superb! Really well crafted. At least three of the categories are simple, common words not obscure knowledge. (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15441: Echo other comments really, scored 3/10, didn’t enjoy how difficult it was but did appreciate its cleverness. Cheers (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13689: Great! (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13701: Still doesn't accept 'Monopoly'! Please change this; we can't be expected to write down exactly what you have written. (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15443: 3 lines within 30seconds then a blank for the pubs. Not bad (5 months ago)

xoAlto @ #15422: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_bottlenose_whale (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15444: Nothing then 3 answers that will take some beating (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15447: Wasn’t having it at first then saw the will line. 5pts for me .good one (5 months ago)

bonehead @ #15447: I'm looking forward to the comments on this one. (5 months ago)

LB @ #15248: Didn't accept royal children or west end shows :( (5 months ago)

LB @ #15444: Agree with Orlando :( (5 months ago)

CritiqueKing @ #15258: Nice! Semi tricky. Amusing explanations. Also agree with mythical beasts. A- (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15444: 4/10 ...this one isn't for everyone. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15445: 3/10 solid. (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15445: Politician line is a good one (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15445: Very nice grid. Got the links but had a hard time sorting the groups due to clever herrings. (5 months ago)

Dave T @ #15446: Had retail outlets which it didn’t give me. No idea on Lrummydashoan Kids (5 months ago)

Quizzer @ #15445: Good grid, but Bismarck is misspelt, which confused me and took me down a different path (5 months ago)

Jon @ #15440: sets were lucky, should have got the queen reference though (5 months ago)

Jon @ #15443: Found it pipsy tbh. (5 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15431: Calm down ladies (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15444: Got a big fat zero. Haven't heard of most of the stuff in this grid. (5 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15431: Calm down ladies (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15441: 5/10. Very tricky but i liked it. (5 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15436: Actually Peekay, I got it (5 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15433: Animals??? (5 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15440: Nice one Gerard (5 months ago)

Kirstie @ #15442: Bit tough like (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15443: 3/10 Maybe it's a USA vs UK thing, but this was really difficult. Reading the answers, I only found the Meridian line, over the top. Decent grid. (5 months ago)

JonBob @ #15440: Very nice. Next time try to align your parts of speech a bit better; "Trainers" doesn't fit its category in the same way the other three do, which is confusing and a bit unsatisfying. An item should either be an example of a category, or it should be a wordplay thing (e.g. a word follows this or precedes this), not a mix of both in a single category. (5 months ago)

anthony @ #15443: a good grid (5 months ago)

anon @ #4155: Fave so far! (5 months ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15442: neat & nice (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15443: Two groups (Red Dragon was the tricky one) and four links. Liked it, especially the Green Dragon line. (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15441: Brilliant, but very difficult (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15443: Nice, liked this one a lot 10/10 (5 months ago)

Aetees @ #15442: Fairly straightforward but very satisfying. Thank you. (5 months ago)

anon @ #8355: docked my score cuz I spelled McCartney wrong. :o( (5 months ago)

Nb @ #15091: Should be Boltzmann. Also that can be swapped with Bell making the solution not unique. Still got it although didn't get 10/10 due to answer recognition (5 months ago)

lindy @ #15436: Oregano is a herb not a spice. No chance getting the cucumber line. (5 months ago)

DoubleHappy @ #15437: Cheers ppl, thanks for feedback * I think I must have played grid 15097 - and unconsciously ripped it off * Lingua Franca being of Italian origin does look dubious * Missing answer in german group is "Weltanschauung" (World view) (5 months ago)

bonehead @ #15437: nice idea (5 months ago)

Hotwheels @ #15440: Great little grid....got there eventually, great crossovers (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15258: Would have expected "mythical beasts" to be accepted for the legendary animals. (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15440: Cheers, Nice to get good feedback :) (5 months ago)

David @ #67: Pretty easy groups but tricky connections, I thought the Becketts were British PMs and the sculptors Italian Artists. (5 months ago)

cat @ #15422: a bottlenose is a type of dolphin not a type of whale (5 months ago)

bonehead @ #15440: best grid for a while, 10/10 but only just, good crossovers (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15440: Should be medium....sorry guys, fat fingers (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15431: Cool. I think I will avoid links based on pronunciation for a while, nevertheless :-) (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15436: LB, I think it should read 50%. No, I didn't get that right either. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15431: My criticism isn't meant as anything. As a US Fan of the game, there's about 30% of things you all take as common, I literally never heard of. And if you've played my board, I get a lot of grief for being "tremendously obscure." The homophone thing works like that. These should just be chalked up to cultural differences, not taken offence to, nor too seriously, and one can play one of the other 10K boards out there. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15097: 7/10..I'm glad the game makers are putting in this kind of effort & that players aren't discouraging it for being a touch difficult. Thanks (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15431: We can't agree about homophones unless we use a common frame of reference. Standard English and Standard American English are familiar to everyone, including those who speak a non-standard variety of the language. Online dictionary definitions usually include phonetic transcriptions (/fəˈnet.ɪk trænˈskrɪp.ʃənz/). It's easy to check whether two words that are spelt differently have identical transcriptions or not. Otherwise, we'll be seeing more debates like this one. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15437: 6/10 This was certainly a challenge. Meant in a very positive way, unique take on this game, that is much appreciated, because of not in spite of its difficulty. a clear 5 star effort. (5 months ago)

LB @ #15436: Don't get the last one :( (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15437: Have a look at grid !5097. (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15439: Good construction but in this context, Sat should be SAT. Had to look up Cat... that should also be full caps. Unless, of course, you went for Gcse. Also, didn't accept synonyms. (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15437: didn't get the groups in time, but clocked the theme. Good, innovative grid. (5 months ago)

Endpaper @ #15437: Very enjoyable grid. Since I assume I’m in the company of many fellow pedants and trivia enthusiasts I will add that I was so surprised to see ‘lingua franca’ was in the Italian group that I looked it up. Apparently the language it’s in is in fact called Lingua Franca! This language from around the Levant was the origin of the term ‘lingua franca’, with lingua being derived from Italian and Portuguese, while franca comes from Arabic and Greek. Found that rather pleasing - and it didn’t stop the grid still working well! (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15436: Good luck anyone getting the cucumber link (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #14471: asdf......Lamb doesn't have an L to replace?? (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #14471: Ok , so just realised you meant I's not Is......still stand by the other points (5 months ago)

MB @ #15432: At last - 10/10 ! (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #1916: +1 star for "badonkadonk" (5 months ago)

Jon @ #15432: (5 months ago)

chris @ #15432: very good, like the clever way Cluedo names were used but were not part of the solution (5 months ago)

Aetees @ #15430: A good grid let down by the double clue. (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #14471: Only 1 word from the replace line is actually a word...waist, Isan, Isamb and Tois are not words I am familiar with, but even if they are words, too obscure for guessing. 3 of your Mountain chains are already referred to in the singular, so the clue is redundant, and the 4th doesn't work because Andy is not singular for Andies. American Pie line has references that could genuinely be from anything..nothing specifically ties them to the clue, so no chance of guessing, and Ark and Arc are 2 entirely separate things, so there is no way you can bundle them together just because they sound similar. Not being picky for the sake of it I promise...just constructive criticism. :) (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15431: To add to the Ruck debate... many people say ruck with an 'uh' sound, and rook 'oo' sound. Otherwise, good one! (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15433: Nicely done. Thought the skate group must have had a more specific connection I couldn't spot, but I'll take the points. Liked the Bingo group in particular. (5 months ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15423: Shouldn't that be "EZenough4y'all"? (5 months ago)

asdf @ #14471: The clue with the Ls makes no sense. Iamb does not contain an L to replace, and IAN is a name and should not be included in a word clue like this (5 months ago)

asdf @ #14540: Answers too restrictive (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2004: 6/10..the anagram thing, some interesting things attempted. (5 months ago)

WJC @ #15424: I got three. Apparent after the sorting. Cheers. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15391: 5/10 some ingenuity. I'm unfamiliar with Swan and Odette, but I stillable to get 2 on the front and 3 on the back. solid. (5 months ago)

Binks @ #15421: Too restrictive on the link section (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15432: Liked this one. Good grid. 5/10. Only found one group but the links were clear. (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15432: Also 5/10 for me, some bits easy and some bits very tricky. Cheers (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15432: 5/10 interesting mix (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15433: 10/10 got em all, but didn't think it was too easy. A well put together board. (5 months ago)

The Linguist @ #15431: Time for a bath or is it a barth for the hoity-toity or a beth for the Queen. (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15432: Quite nice, not too troubling, well set. (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #13745: Moors worked for me (5 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15430: Double mobile - very poor (even worse than T Mobile's coverage) Would've been pretty good other than that (5 months ago)

Dave @ #15421: Too effin' wicked hahd. (5 months ago)

leilita @ #15431: Rook/ruck and Porn/pawn homonyms definitely do not work with a Scottish accent either I’m afraid...for a start there’s two syllables in the word “porn” 😂...but I saw where you were going... (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13745: Moors was not accepted. Poor (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15431: How would you pronounce them then? (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #13751: PB....Port is left.....I'm in the Navy, unless I've been turning the wrong way for 27 years :) (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #13751: As mentioned, squeezing Port in to Herring another group is fine, however it has to be valid, it isn't it's a direction as stated.....and also very mean on definitions...battles should be valid, otherwise enjoyed it (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15420: FirstGofer......Yes, see it now.....I'm of an age you know, creaky eyes :) (5 months ago)

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LB @ #15431: Ruck is no way pronounced the same as rook! (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15424: Never heard of a few but stumbled into a full house .not bad (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15431: Really surprised by the comments about ruck. I would pronounce them the exact same way and I'm from near Chester in England. I can't visualise any other way of pronouncing them to not be accurate for the purposes of this question. (5 months ago)

mcg @ #11986: 6/10 missing two of the themes. Tricksy! (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15431: Got this out... but ruck? No. (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15431: Ok apart from ruck (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15431: @urbanbaboon. Yes, you saw it in grid 15317. As I said in the comments at the time, "porn" wouldn't work with American pronunciation but in Standard English the R isn't pronounced before a consonant sound, making it a true homophone of "pawn". (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15431: Ruck /rʌk/; rook /rʊk/. Only works if you come from oop narth. (5 months ago)

JonBob @ #15431: A difficulty compounded by "ruck" which is even harder for me to believe. (5 months ago)

Jon @ #15419: Bit easy to get grid, didn't get -nium (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15318: 6/10 The one line made me chuckle. (5 months ago)

Mister Tom @ #15419: Good clean fun. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15431: 7/10 I've seen the Porn clue before, and I still don't believe it. Otherwise, very nice board. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15424: Considering the incredible amount of Soccer that populates this board, I figured Hope to be a gimme. She's got 2 Olympic Golds, 1 World Cup win, and was voted best goalkeeper in the last two World cups. Flying was used to false cross to this line. Can I ask, when y'all watch Only Connect, are you getting all of them from your chair? I find myself patting myself on the back just for finding one sometimes. (5 months ago)

Aetees @ #15419: 7/10, foiled by polo. Good grid. (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15416: Certainly not pointless (as commented below) although that does describe my score for this grid. (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15424: Was thinking the same as Orlando... though Han instead of Hope would've helped me! (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15420: 2/10... got the 'missing' group and solution but the obscurity of the other groups stumped me. @Peekay... the grid I see has the c in socrates. (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15424: Just one group and three links. Some (for me) obscure items like "west", "hope" and ""flying" (why not just "fly"?) prevented me from finding more groups. A tricky one. (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15419: Managed 7/10. Well constructed with a fiendish line. Nice one (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15422: 7/10..appreciate the effort on the "hole" line, those types are never perfect. (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15420: Took one look and gave up. Couldn't see anything at all familiar to get me started. (5 months ago)

Omegaman @ #15246: Didn't accept "words elsewhere on grid reversed" but enjoyable all the same. (5 months ago)

Ian @ #15318: @FirstGofer Thanks. I really enjoyed the grid . Sometimes it's fun spotting connections that really aren't there! (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1196: 7/10 pretty simple, but nice distraction (5 months ago)

g @ #15423: easy but pleasant (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13751: Didn't accept Battles! Why not?!! (5 months ago)

Shazza @ #15212: Good grid (5 months ago)

Shazza @ #15219: Enjoyed it (5 months ago)

Peekay @ #15420: You missed the "C" from Socrates which ruled it out for me, and as James stated the other answers were bafflingly obscure (5 months ago)

JamesD @ #15420: For my taste, you've taken a solid core concept but then spoiled it by picking items that are too obscure. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5456: 3/10. A very conceptual board. Skating the line between utter brilliance and a pure waste of time. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #10175: 10/10 due to generous descriptions. enjoyable (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15419: 6/10 some classic Puzzgrid elements here, but done well with nice crossovers, and a challenging final line. (5 months ago)

GeordieBigBoots @ #11778: The answers aren't picked up correctly (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15378: Alwight alwight, I see you've played Mozarty Beethoveny before. (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15417: 4/10 and no hope of getting more. The Peep Show characters threw me for a loop, never mind the Potter decoys (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15386: Well spotted JonBob - evidently I can't count! Happily I don't think it makes it any harder to solve that group. (5 months ago)

bluetruck @ #15417: If only kids these days spent more time at the loom and less time in front of the box watching mindless crap like Peep Show and Harry Potter then the country would be in a much better state (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15417: Two good groups but I have to agree with @Joe... the Dobby group is incredibly obscure and Mark just doesn't work. (5 months ago)

Joe @ #15417: loom??? The shops is not called Marks. (5 months ago)

Joe @ #15395: Not good (5 months ago)

Joe @ #15416: Pointless grid... Was a waste of time. (5 months ago)

Reinaldo @ #2059: cassino online casino real money casino slotsslots online casinos online online casino real money (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15417: Parts of a loom. Would never have guessed it. And not a single Harry Potter link. Good one. (5 months ago)

JonBob @ #15387: Well, "magic" requires a space for that connection to work, and the others can be a single word. I think you're good. (5 months ago)

JonBob @ #15386: "Eccles" doesn't fit the description of its group, but I still appreciate what you did with that one and Prove. (5 months ago)

JonBob @ #15381: Fantastic shadow group! Threw me for a while before the others clicked. (5 months ago)

anon @ #15378: Magic Flute is Mozart (5 months ago)

David @ #66: Great! Nice range. (5 months ago)

JonBob @ #15370: Looks like double quotes currently break grids. (5 months ago)

Mr Cutie @ #15391: Well done to the quiz maker. It reminds me of the great quizmaster, Doroshy (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15389: Tough, scored 3. Too many overlaps for me to sort out but a good grid nevertheless. Cheers (5 months ago)

Misrer Tom @ #15393: Good one. Got nowt for two minutes and then eureka. (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15395: If you actually require 4th in the answer, I'd be astounded if anyone gets it. Not a fan of holiday in this category as it doesn't fit the pattern (@steveh - bank holiday). You could have used many things, such as : left, west, piggy, bottle, river, investment? Again, IMO party doesn't fit... neither really does Frankfurt. Sorry! (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15393: Time line then struggled didn’t see happy accident .hard one (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15394: Knew what I was looking for but couldn’t do it .no lines then four easy answers. Well done (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15395: 2 straight away even though holiday bank is new to me the city one I doubt many will get that (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15395: 6/10 Some specific answers needed. Overall good. (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15394: 3/10..One very clever line, two about par, one never heard of. Some nice crossovers, not unplayable, but skews to the UK. (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15389: Well set... sorted the groups with seconds to go my missed the Angers connection. A fine challenge (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15387: clever and challenging... no biggie on the magic/bulls (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15384: Excellent grid - very enjoyable (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13753: "Cigarettes" didn't work. Why?! (5 months ago)

FirstGofer @ #15380: I have no idea why my grids load, but don't work. Tried 3 browsers now :-( (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15393: Didn't see the bang group till the end and didn't see the linger group at all. 5/10. Nice one. (5 months ago)

Luke @ #15344: All the descriptions for connections are wrong: I went with "fly out, go out, take out and eat out", and I thought that's better and more specific; Pence is not a currency - Pound is, and a pence is a coin worth 1/100th of a pound, and Dime is a coin of Dollar, not a currency itself, but the connection of "coin" wouldn't work either, as there isn't a coin of $1. I would be even fine with "words with two of the same letter" if 'mummy' wouldn't have 3 M's. You can do better than that. (5 months ago)

RBR45 @ #15389: got the links but so many crossovers meant couldn't get all the groups in time - good grid. (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15381: Nicely done. I liked the shadow group (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15390: Very good. Couldn't separate the sand from the jam in time but the links were clear at the end. 6/10 (5 months ago)

Orlando @ #15389: Very nice. Reminds me of a recent and truly fiendish grid full of women's names from song titles. I spent three minutes looking for an inexistent group of first ladies. This was hard but fair. (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15389: Love the Eleanor Rugby typo. That must be the sport they play in Liverpool ;) A fine grid too (5 months ago)

Misrer Tom @ #15389: Excellent. (5 months ago)

BillyBB @ #15373: Got me on those non-standard nouns! Many thanks (5 months ago)

BillyBB @ #15386: Great grid! Thanks (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15377: Nice one. 5/10 for me after missing the crane group. Like the varied connections and crossovers (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15378: That was satisfying to disentangle. Not sure how I knew the shells group - either osmosis or previous grids! (5 months ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15385: I live in Florida, so the Marathon context is more common to me. I chose that one because (1) it's in proper order, and (2) if someone goes for the purpose of "Swimming with Dolphins" which I imagine is a world-wide phenomenon, they are headed to The Dolphin Research Center which is located there. (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15375: Needed a punt on the Pulp Fiction connection for the full house. A quality grid as always - thanks! (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15385: 4/10 for me. Found two groups quickly but whiffed on the orient group, and marathon was new to me in that context. Thanks for the fun challenge! (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15387: I suspect the issue won't trip up too many as the magic overlap is more obscure. I liked this one - thanks for setting it (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15384: 5/10, which I blame on not enough coffee. Ruislip and Kansas are new to me but I should have found the Libra group. Enjoyable links and the shadow set of five is very clever (5 months ago)

Matt @ #15389: beatles line was good (5 months ago)

koshatnik @ #15366: This was good fun - thanks. The badger showed the way in and the rest followed quickly (5 months ago)

BillyBB @ #15390: Got 'em just in time! Great grid. Thanks (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13775: Enjoyed this (5 months ago)

MyName @ #7545: Miaow (5 months ago)

Collette @ #7308: Love it 😂 (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13782: Famous???? (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13785: Not Gouda enough (5 months ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15213: A REALLY TOUGH ONE - GREAT (5 months ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15363: MMM TRICKY (5 months ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #8672: ENJOYED THIS ONE (5 months ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15381: TOO SIMPLE (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15384: I was legolas last night and should have tried this then only the archers for me. Good one (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15385: Should have done this one but went up wrong path .pretty good (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15387: If you recognise everything in all the boxes and still can’t do it then that equals a good grid .This one was good (5 months ago)

Steve h @ #15388: The lynx one has been done a few times so once that was done the others become clear (5 months ago)

Andy P @ #15386: Ah excellent grid as usual. 7/10, you did me with the Judge line. (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13797: Things you can LOSE. Doesn't accept LOSE so no one will get this all right. (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13801: Date not allowed and neither was 'Simpson', which is the family name not Simpsons! Rubbish (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13806: Rubbish final clue. Either go with all the orchestral families or do something else. Plus, composer doesn't fit with the other three. (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13816: 'Stephen' not accepted. Getting tired of people making basic mistakes like this. (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15381: Enjoyed it. Now back to the garden. (5 months ago)

Dude @ #13820: Farm not accepted!!!! (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15388: Ouch 1/10. You did say fiendish. (5 months ago)

Only Me @ #15387: Yep, enjoyed this, thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15387: Wouldn't have noticed the mistake as I know nothing about the NBA, which is why I only managed 7. Nice one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15366: Outstanding stuff, truecockney - five stars. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13833: Nice (5 months, 1 week ago)

anthony @ #15381: a good grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

thebacklash @ #15265: I'm so sorry that tele doesnt accept i'm only 10 so dont get too angry at me (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13893: The spelling of whiskey is used incorrectly here for all these brands. Poor. Teachers and Islam don't have an 'e' and it's Jim Beam (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13893: The spelling of whiskey is used incorrectly here for all these brands. Poor (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13914: Painting materials not accepted and also, these are clothing brands - they make more than just jeans. (5 months, 1 week ago)

duckling trauma @ #15366: A very enjoyable grid, thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15387: Apologies in advance as there isn't a unique solution to the grid. Magic and Bulls are completely interchangeable, I didn't consider that Magic could be part of another group. Hope it's enjoyable anyway. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #3594: Pretty good. Enjoyed this one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #2184: Very easy. Predictable herrings. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Oghrlando @ #13252: Easy enough. "Calico" was the only tricky bit for me. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15385: 3/10. Saw three of the groups from the start but very tricky herrings stopped me from sorting them out. Good one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15386: 5/10. Got me with the books and Genoa. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15384: Aetees: Well you must have heard of The Archers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13951: 10/10..straightforward (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15384: (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15386: 5/10 tough but fair. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #4567: 3/10..some privileges taken with the language. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15384: As an Englishman, I still don't know who Doris and Dan are. Fun grid never the less. (5 months, 1 week ago)

David @ #65: Decent, but very media based. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13951: Whisky not accepted which is just plain wrong. Single malt is a whisky, both spellings should have been accepted. Poor. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15373: 7/10. Solid game. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15384: 7/10 from an American. I enjoyed this one, demonstrable thought put in, and worth it. Fun to play (missed the Ruislip connection). didn't know Doris and Dan but found by elimination. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13980: Synonyms of strange not accepted....odd! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15377: 5*. Lots of little distractions (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13984: Martial arts moves not accepted (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15384: Ahhh....that's who they are! Still got 10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15380: Another grid that won't start when you click on begin, like15369, also by FirstGofer. Very strange. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15384: I usually try to keep my grids U.S. friendly but I couldn't resist including Doris and Dan from an iconic BBC radio series. Sorry. (5 months, 1 week ago)

MyName @ #7315: This was almost my first successful attempt at completing a grid. Got stuck on Barry Sheene. Inspired! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15378: Same as FirstGofer. 4/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15374: 7/10...I've learned that if you have a bunch of names and you don't have any Idea, type in Football. Thought this was a clever, difficult, fun board. Won't see too many 10s (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15381: 6/10. Nice fun board. Didn't get Landscaping for the grass line, nor chores for the trash line. Think it's just differences in word meaning across the ocean. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15381: pretty easy but not bad (5 months, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15368: Loved it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15366: Very enjoyable grid! I think you pos wanted the noun version of advice rather than the verb but still worked! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Endpaper @ #15378: Same - but I quite like it when grammar patterns (in this case I think we had 5 plural nouns) help deduce groups where more specialist knowledge required. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15300: Awesome, enjoyed that. Haven't heard of Pod in this context but it didn't stop me getting 10/10. Cheers mate. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15368: Good grid, gave you 5*. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Story group. Cheers! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15368: Good grid, gave you 5*. Scored 7/10 after not identifying the Story group. Cheers! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15378: A proper toughie for me... no knowledge of the Wild or Mushrooms groups made it very hard to solve. However, a well constructed grid. :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15377: Good grid... the answer to the Super group could potentially (and maybe tenuously) be 'man'. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15373: Yep, pretty easy but also enjoyable. Gave you 5*. Cheers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Me the Prick @ #15359: The Argonauts IS not A SHIP. (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15373: 10/10, 2.36, had to think about 1 connection though. Good beginner's grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15372: One of the farm group was a new one on me, otherwise straightforward enough (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15375: pretty good. Liked the wolf link (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tatties @ #13037: Why am I so horny? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15363: What can i say, best i've seen so far, knew the groups but too many permutations. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15367: However, if you don't know what a Dutch reach is, you're definitely one of today's lucky 10000... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15367: Nah, that's just idiocy... (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15368: Deceptive grid... looked more straightforward than it was. As Ben said, you can switch yard with either Foot or Hand, so several possible solutions. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15367: Only 3... discounted Lewis as couldn't place Son in that group. Have never heard of Reach Oven or Uncle in that context, but that's no reflection on the grid! :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #15368: Yard and Hand/Foot could be swapped and would still fit. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #14101: Totally missed the former name of Salisbury! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #13098: Got the groups but missed the "wings" connection - very nice :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orelinde @ #14742: Absolutely flummoxed me! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15370: I GIVE UP!!!! PuzzGrid doesn't like me. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15357: Having problems posting - sorry. No idea why :-( (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15361: A good concept that I saw fairly quickly (thanks to Sherbert!). I opted for time related words but missed the solutions to the Splay and Stall groups, probably because have and take seemed related as did Tall and Low. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15368: Nice grid. Found it very tricky and didn't see the link for the ground group till the end. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15359: Record time for me... 17 seconds. Didn't see any crossovers. Didn't accept fish, but I gave myself the point! The original 'ship' was the Argo... I guessed the solution on that one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15369: apologies - having problems getting grids to work. Ignore this one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15367: Advertised as easy but found it hard, maybe because I haven't read "The Magician's Son". Phone playing up again? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #13991: Ok but the titanic line is odd! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Coliy @ #15368: Good in. Nice connections (5 months, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #15219: Very good but didn't accept " homophones of me, I, you, and one" (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15366: good one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15355: 6/10. Good one. Tricky crossovers, especially the Grace/Ulysses herrings. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15366: 4 links but only 2 groups. Didn't catch on quickly enough. Liked this one a lot. Different. (5 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15361: Good fun :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14052: Didn't accept Natalie!!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

kittymcg @ #15353: Excellent grid! Thank you (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: @urbanbaboon: There certainly is. I thought about writing "time-related adverbs" in the explanation. Should've put "time " among the keywords. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14052: Didn't accept Natalie!!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14053: Types of knot not accepted! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Dude @ #14096: "All use the same letters" not allowed! (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #473: 10/10 A very easy board, that is still playable. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15361: 7/10, think there's a time element to the Snow line (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15363: On second thoughts... you can switch these round, eg put charlton in the england group, law in the man u group and wilson or callaghan in the pm group. So not a valid grid im afraid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15336: I clearly need to stay in more! Only heard of one or two of these :( (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: @Mister Tom: Didn't see it myself but glad you liked it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15363: Forgot about Law, damnit, and so was roundly defeated (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15359: Disconnected. (5 months, 1 week ago)

MR R @ #15355: Loved this one - my Joyce isn't great (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15361: A little harsh! Although it was pretty straightforward when you saw it. I liked the shadow group of words which changed their pronunciation when beheaded. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #98: Great fun! A pleasure to complete. Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #15353: Good one! Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15359: Didn't accept fish :( (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15359: Managed a 7. Tough to get 10 when the last line had three boats I'd never heard of and one that wasn't a boat. Enjoyed it anyway. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15361: Another trivial trick. Easy if you see through it. And as for "sherbert",well, it's spelt that way in the Urban Dictionary. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7832: 5/10 considering the designer isn't a natvie English speaker it's more impressive than that. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7088: 7/10 when they are all last names, it's always tougher than it should be (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15359: 4/10...decent little game (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15357: Haven't seen the grid. Clicked on the begin button but it didn't. Strange. (5 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15199: (5 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15199: nice one (5 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: Got them all right pretty quickly, but according to you 3 of my answers were wrong. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: (5 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15314: Nice Puzzle Jo Jo (5 months, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #7088: (5 months, 1 week ago)

SS your classmate @ #15328: Great puzzle Danel (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15355: Pretty easy if you knows yer Joyce (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15353: 5/10 some clever stuff here. A very nice effort. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15354: 3/10 50% clever 50% sports. Pretty Good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Missus Tom @ #15353: Excellent grid, nice work!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15355: 6/10..Straightforward & enjoyable (5 months, 1 week ago)

Hector @ #15355: I liked. Cracked it with seconds to go - nice misdirections (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15353: Saw the groups,except for sofa, from the start, but couldn't sort them out. Just 3 for links. A hard one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15353: 3/10, mostly outside my sphere of knowledge. Well put together. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15353: Goya, not you hiya, in the explanation. Damn phone clearly has no time for art. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15277: erm... gray isn't exactly a homophone, but an alternative (US) spelling of the colour (I mean, color) grey. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15280: Not sure Chess is actually a sport... (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15350: Glasgow isn't a capital, the Root group could also be England. Needed some crossovers (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15349: didn't see a crossover... think with all the options you gave for the hungary line, you could have just accepted countries! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15340: @Mister Tom... I thought about that and was considering Savage, but didn't want to be a) too obscure or b) lose my herring (not a sentence I've ever typed before!) (5 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15329: DIDN'T SOLVE THIS ONE ! (5 months, 1 week ago)

HETTY BOOMER @ #15332: REALLY LIKED THIS ONE (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15348: Any of these groups would have been fine individually I think! But collectively this Felt more a test of knowledge than a great grid. (As it happened I had most of said knowledge and got the groups out in a minute or so... :=P) (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15351: 10/10 Pretty good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15348: Got them by luck but the answers were far too tricky (5 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15349: The grid was great but didn’t agree with some of the answers though (5 months, 1 week ago)

coward @ #15342: 'synonym' should be acceptable answer (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9570: 5/10 terrific. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #281: 10/10 Remarkably good..fun to play. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bernard @ #12144: Interesting one! And certainly fiendish! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Bernard @ #15351: Great! Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ezra @ #3998: How naive of you to believe the band's explanation for their name being derived from a jam made by grandma! Pearl Jam is a humorous euphemism for sperm/ejaculate! (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7078: 0/10 another contender for most difficult board on Puzzgrid (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7837: 2/10 this might be the most difficult puzzle I've seen here. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #10112: 10/10 some different concepts here, nice. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #12144: 4 of 10..difficult, but reasonably fair (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15324: 2/10 very very difficult (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15188: I didn't allow fables to get credit because the fables are all attributed to the same person, and there are other fables out there (I live in the Deep South USA, and we have Uncle Remus, for one). Considering the difficulty, maybe I should've let this pass, but this was my reasoning. (5 months, 1 week ago)

You @ #15323: You didn't spell Meghan right. And that's not even one of the five worst things about this grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15349: 6/10 easy fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Only Me @ #15349: Wouldn't take European. Feel like I've been Trumped. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15349: Ah I see Mr Trump has introduced you to classic American literature. A simple grid but fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Uncstebah @ #15350: Glasgow's not a capital (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15348: duval is easier than Hamilton - at least David Duval has often been among the leaders in many major tournaments. Never heard of Todd Hamilton before now (5 months, 1 week ago)

bonehead @ #15350: easiest yet 2.26 10/10. Should have had some cross-overs (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jkorda @ #15320: Took me a minute! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15340: The wakeman group are also all musicians if you go far.enough back... but i guess the red herring should have given.your intended connection away. Good.grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15349: Only one crossover I could see. (5 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15350: Didn’t really work for me (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mrs Inman @ #15348: Too obscure.. neither a 'Pool fan nor a golfer! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mrs Inman @ #15349: Very good puzzle! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15348: the Duval line requires very specialist knowledge... to be fair, as does the Hunt line. Other 2 I got quickly. :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

disappointed @ #15344: pathetic. 2 of the same letter in them and verbs aren't good reasons to be a group (5 months, 1 week ago)

DJ DANNY @ #15328: Sorry about the moods (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15344: This didn't really work for me... esp. the euro line and the Yay line which didn't follow a pattern. The take line could have had the solution 'followed by up' and is very vague. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15340: Very nice grid. Seemed tough at first but managed a 10 to my surprise. Cheers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15343: 4/10 The Wales line is rough. Solid game, mostly easy, lots of redherrings, tough to get em all. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15342: 7/10. Lines like the Top line require a lot of options for answers. But a nice game. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15340: 6/10 tough board. Nice diversions (5 months, 1 week ago)

Flanners @ #15338: Loved it! took some dredging but got 10. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15324: Fiendish indeed, athough "queen" wasn't accepted as an answer for the relevant group. Some novel ideas in this grid which I enjoyed though. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15341: Same as Aetees... and I typed the plural for the Ring line (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15333: Very enjoyable with some good crossovers. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15336: I spotted all the connections after the grid was resolved, but it baffled me for most of the three minutes. Very enjoyable and well constructed. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15341: Shame that it didn't accept homophones for the Sicks line or the singular for the Ring line but a decent grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15338: A very specialist group which defeated me. Definitely fiendish! Thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15337: Somehow managed all four groups despite knowing next to nothing about cricket. I also guessed "rabbits" for the "Peter" group Orlando. A good grid, but could do with further refinement in the connections as FirstGofer says. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15339: Certainly not fiendish as advertised. "Shrews" is a typo, which is a shame as it threw me off the connection. Also didn't accept "princess" for the relevant group. With a bit more attention to detail this would be a fun easy/medium grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15338: Gave up! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15337: Got the groups sorted in 22 seconds as no crossovers but, personally, i think the solutions need to be a bit broader. Australian test cricketers and English test cricketers are correct too. Put Shakespearean characters... not specific enough. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15336: bamboozled by this one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15335: Liked this one - well set (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15329: Got the fish, and the Quad group quickly despite the spelling mistake... scull, not skull. Didn't accept rowing teams... they're not actual boats. The other 2 groups where way beyond me! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15328: Fairly straightforward, got the groups quickly. Didn't accept 'moods' though. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15332: Ingenious. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15322: A toughie for me, due to my lack of US pool... well set! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #583: Fun (5 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #583: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #583: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Me @ #15333: Too hard for a Wednesday (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15318: @Ian... you've made me smile, a lot! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15337: Very hard if you don't follow the sport in question. Thought the Jack and Peter group were rabbits. Ah well. 2/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15338: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15338: Too hard. You might at least have put Lucy and Eleanor in the Michelle group to get us started. Spent the time looking for American first ladies based on Martha, Barbara and Michelle. I'd be surprised if anyone manages to sort this lot out. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15336: Saw a couple of groups from the start but the crossovers and some unfamiliar names kept me clicking till the end. Good one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15331: 6/10 All 8 Countries fit in one category. Red Herrings are good, but once you get past 6 on a topic there's too many combos to sort. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #568: 7/10 good mix of topics & difficulty (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #386: 4/10 Well crafted, tricky but fair (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #404: 7/10 the doctors got me good. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #403: decent little game 7/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15333: Lucky to find first group, no idea on the Mc's except Escher (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15335: Very nicely done - and good work on the accepted clues and explanations too. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15333: Good one. Liked the link for the rabbit group. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Quibbleuse @ #15331: Things in China felt a bit tenuous and ninja shouldn't be in the group. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15328: Hard but fair (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15329: Fish straight away then dead end for me footballers very hard (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15331: Failed on the countries the other two no problem (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15332: Did it pretty quick,not bad (5 months, 1 week ago)

Steve h @ #15333: All but the mc’s for me (5 months, 1 week ago)

Tominho @ #11691: Wunderbar! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Collette @ #15334: I like! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15266: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Collette @ #15332: Inspired! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Carley’s mum @ #15317: Far too clever for me! Satisfying answers (5 months, 1 week ago)

LB @ #15327: I thought ' weighed down' would be acceptable? (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15300: Nearly slipped up (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15281: Enjoyable (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15326: Good! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Goatboy @ #15328: Nice!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #15318: Liked this grid Only 7/10 as I didn't get the airlines. I was wondering if they were punchlines of bad jokes (Where's she from? Alaska/I'll ask her, How many ears does Spock have? The left ear, the right ear, the final frontier). Or maybe they contain names of middle aged men: Al, Ron, Del, Ian! (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15316: I haven't done one in a while. I'd be fixated on the fact that if you drop qu from quadric, you get the name of probably the most memorable Doctor who companion Adric. Admittedly not my best work, but one I wanted out of my head. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15327: Managed 7 despite the mistake. Liked the laden link. Nice one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15327: You added the extra H in the wrong place - but there's still an SI unit in there... (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15326: "The name's F - the letter F" (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15328: Good fun (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mauldenite @ #15328: Good fun (5 months, 1 week ago)

Paratus @ #15324: Sorry, the titles of the groups didn't come through somehow. They are: UK Comedians past and present UK Shadow Home Secretaries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Queen (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15317: @Mister Tom: Grassy arse. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15319: Looked hard at first glance. Then it didn't get any easier. 3/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15318: 7/10. Didn't know the airlines. Liked the links link. The only limit to this puzzle format is the setter's imagination but I don't see many that can be described as original. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15270: Very easy as advertised. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15317: Knot the wurst (5 months, 1 week ago)

Donna Keybab @ #15319: Good Gridding! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15319: A shame "online" wasn't accepted for the relevant group. Other than that, a very enjoyable and well-constructed grid. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Anna Dapter @ #15322: Great stuff, well done! I was getting there, but ran out of time. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Carley’s mum @ #15270: 3 were very easy but embarrassed to say I did not get the wolverine link (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15319: Very well put together, and completely fair - which can be tricky when trying for something 'high-concept' like this. Hats off to you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15318: I loved it - tricky, but then one suddenly sees it. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15317: Lovely stuff, well done. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15316: I feel this would be improved if you picked slightly more obscure groups and then better-known members of them, rather than quite obvious groups and then members that many people won't have heard of. The way this grid is put together, it's just a matter of pot luck whether a player is aware of this arcane knowledge. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JK @ #14891: Loved it! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15318: Thumbs up.for originality even though by definition you were avoiding it... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15312: A nice idea, but this grid proves why it's so tricky to have four "words before/after" clues in one grid. "Count" and "Stand" could be swapped directly and still fit the stated connections, so the grid technically has more than one correct answer. As others have already pointed out, there are other connections which could fit the correct groups, which makes the grid a bit too frustrating overall. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15318: This is all getting a bit meta now with the Cluedo line. Caught out by my lack of aviation knowledge in the end. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15316: Agree with Orlando, the 'odd' phrases gave away an otherwise clever connection. As I spotted the "Rose" group very quickly too, the other two groups fell into place quite quickly. I enjoyed this overall, but it could have been refined a little further to add more challenge. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15317: I enjoyed this one. As you say, once you recognise the common theme the clues fall into place quite quickly. Still, a great concept and good fun. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15318: A tough grid. I spotted the "Juliet" group immediately, but couldn't untangle the other three. One group connection feels too tenuous and open to debate, but the other three are great. Enjoyable overall. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15317: Excellent concept - took a minute to figure out the theme, then the groups came quickly. Clever! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15316: 10/10 with 59s remaining. Thoroughly enjoyable. :-) (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15318: Oops... changed a 'tile' and forgot to change explanation. Doesn't affect group or solution though. Apologies! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15316: Just 3/10. Got the Moe and co straight away because the phrases were so odd they could only be hiding something. Spent the rest of the time time fruitlessly searching for gardens because I knew two of them. A tough one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1792: 4/10 ok game (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7793: 6/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15317: PS. Should work for Americans too, apart from "porn" maybe. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #9293: 10/10 nice and easy, even with the one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15317: Hopefully this won't be too hard once solvers catch on to the theme. Warning: regional accents may vary. All of these clues work with Standard English pronunciation so please don't tell me how they are pronounced in Northumberland or wherever. (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15311: Finish flag confused me! Fun grid (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15305: Enjoyed this... didn't get the anderson connection. Good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

HJGB @ #15301: Good grid - though might be worth changing to sett :) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15300: Simple but enjoyable. Thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15310: Not so keen on the fort link. Much harder when the mystery word can come before or after. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #28: 4/10 You can sense the effort. Nicely done (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15303: 4/10 don't know the rhymes. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15310: 7/10 this one's pretty good (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6873: 6/10 if you don't want to think too hard (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6909: 0/10 you might like if your a big soccer fan (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6891: 4/10 lots of soccer (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #6913: 10/10 solid work (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7022: 5/10 okay. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7031: 4/10. a fine line between clever and... (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15310: Beautiful grid - don't hide your light under a bushel! (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5996: 7/10 some creativity, not difficult (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5998: 4/10 reasonable (5 months, 1 week ago)

NevBell @ #15315: Nice grid. Thanks (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15311: Liked this one. Once you catch on to the theme, it's not too hard. Currants and the finish flag were nice touches. I imagine I'm not the only one who was guessing what colours might be flying in Finland. (5 months, 1 week ago)

M @ #15315: Good one! (5 months, 1 week ago)

koshatnik @ #15305: Clever googly crossover. Nice one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JonBob @ #15285: 7/10 Missed the same thing as urbanbaboon, and for the same geographical reason. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15311: 10/10 I liked the attempt relations that aren't as common as normally used here, yet approachable. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15312: 6/10, the words used are too common. The Blow group could be "Out"- no credit The Down group could be "Take" or others - no credit (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15312: Indeed, it's often tricky to use common phrasal verbs as they work with a number of valid solutions. I had the same group as "back", which also fits correctly. Still, a jolly well-made grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #15311: Quacking aside I enjoyed that. Sound theme well delivered. Not too tricky but good fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

duckling drama @ #15311: marvellous grid quack quack (5 months, 1 week ago)

duckling drama @ #15312: I thought the mark group would work as shut...but enjoyed the grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15301: My best guess for the peso group was currencies. Ah well, "tweak" seemed unlikely anyway, although I'd enjoy ordering some at the bank. (5 months, 1 week ago)

rrr @ #15188: I put "fables" for the first one, think it should have been accepted. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15282: Easy but with some nice crossovers. A shame "tree" isn't accepted as an answer for the relevant group, but other than that I enjoyed this one. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15304: A good solid grid with some challenging crossovers. I don't think you need the disclaimer xoAlto - your stated connections work just fine. I enjoyed this one. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Jon @ #15305: (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15304: 5 for me too. Kept looking for a group of elements. The target link was a tough one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15304: Seems a little restrictive on answers for the group with gold in it, but all in all a very nice grid indeed. (5 months, 1 week ago)

cutler @ #15305: good one with googly and anderson they put me off (5 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #15305: 10/10 in 38 seconds, luck or judgement? I'm not sure. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15305: Lack of cricket and darts knowledge let me down here. Knew there was a group of deliveries but kept including "googly". Nice one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

cutler @ #15273: good one denny (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15303: Just one link short of a ten. Should've seen it as I'm a fan of the genre but unfamiliar Orson threw me. Good one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15304: 5/10. decent board.. (5 months, 1 week ago)

xoAlto @ #15302: Influenced by at least one article on the news today! 11/06/2018 (5 months, 1 week ago)

xoAlto @ #15304: Sorry!!! Spoiler Alert One of the connections could also be periodic related, so give yourselves a pat on the back if you answered it "wrong"! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15283: Tough but enjoyable. I spotted the "Universe" connection only after the time had run out, and kicked myself over it. A great grid. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15282: not sure why it didn't accept trees. Also not sure that Sirius is a 'shade' !!! (5 months, 1 week ago)

FirstGofer @ #15283: Liked this one... it was mostly harmless! Gave myself 7 as the only connection I missed was the Genesis one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15286: I share the criticisms of this grid that many others have already expressed. However, in response to @urbanbaboon's point, Google tells me that Habana is the surname of a South African rugby player, while it's my understanding that the capital of Cuba is Havana in English, or La Habana in Spanish, rather than straight "Habana" (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15301: A real mixture of connections - some very loose, others very specific. A challenging and enjoyable grid however. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

xoAlto @ #15301: Another grid that kids might find it easier to solve than adults. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Grugen @ #15290: 10/10 in 40 seconds. I know my football so as always, it's easy when you know the answers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15254: Quite easy, but enough crossovers to make you think. A couple of loose connections, but I liked this grid overall. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15289: Duplicate of #15287 and #15288. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15288: Duplicate of #15287 and #15289. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15287: Duplicate of #15288 and #15289. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15263: Very easy, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. As urbanbaboon says, take care with your accepted answers - "weight" and "currency" were deemed incorrect for the relevant connections. Some nice ideas overall. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15279: Spelling mistakes, factual inaccuracies, no crossovers and correct answers not being accepted. I try to find something positive to say about most grids, but I'm really struggling here. Sorry! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15290: This definitely feels like a specialist football (soccer) grid, as every connection has at least some link to football. A bit more variety would make it more enjoyable. Thanks. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Lebamski @ #15293: Some nice ideas, but a couple of the connections feel a bit loose. Some good crossovers add some challenge, however. Thanks! (5 months, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #15273: Goo, well thought out grid, my only gripe is that two groups had the same answer, which must be a first for PuzzGrid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Stew Dapple @ #15285: Nice and easy, but good fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #13775: 4/10. Afterwards, I feel beaten fair and square. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #1070: 6/10 solid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15285: 7/10 missed the Posh line...read the answer...strange. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #136: 4/10 some parts noticeably clever. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Caz231231 @ #15285: Enjoyed this one, thank you. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5978: 3/10 difficult, again needs very specific answers. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #5979: 4/10 very specific answers needed for credit (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8579: 2/10 liked the tricky Pala line. The Sherry region (Triangle) is named after the wine, not the other way around...name comes from the process. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15268: "comic book superhero accessories" Wrong. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #15293: Very much focussed on one area of knowledge: probably not much fun if you arent a fan of the sport. Straightforward if yoU are. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15290: I agree with @urbanbaboon - is it really so hard to keep any one specialist subject to one group per grid? (5 months, 1 week ago)

geoff @ #7764: Appreciate the quiz but do not use IRA killers as a representative of Irish . They have killed and mained innocent people in Ulster and mainland Britain. Thanks Geoff (5 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15285: I liked this one .Easy but good.Well done (5 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15288: do you work for the bbc. repeat,repeat,repeat. get a new theme please (5 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15289: again with the one m in mohammed and where is chili (5 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15290: (5 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15290: you say mohamed i say mohammed (5 months, 1 week ago)

g @ #15293: didn't know sun wolves .but otherwise easy and zebras and lions are not exclusively south african (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7787: 0/10 this one is all Association Football. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #7789: 3/10 Admittedly clever, hard to decipher, tough one. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3552: 7/10 fell into the airplane trap. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #8588: 4/10 out of my culture mostly. the half I could fathom was interesting (5 months, 1 week ago)

Kits @ #26: Indigo is not a French word - crois moi je parle français!!!! It might be used but it's pretty rare... (5 months, 1 week ago)

Seb @ #15284: Cool (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #11251: 0/10 from America. Wow Just Wow. (5 months, 1 week ago)

numpty @ #518: Why are 'Groups' incorrect (5 months, 1 week ago)

e @ #15286: Again too much sport in one grid (Sunwolves, Habana, plus an entire sport group): try to mix topics up a bit. The rugby group enforced "club" so rejected my "team". (5 months, 1 week ago)

e @ #15289: Too much sport in one grid -- variety is more fun. (5 months, 1 week ago)

e @ #15285: Pretty good. "Iron" and "trotters" had me thinking pig! (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15286: 1/10 didn't like this one, not only out of my cultural range, but I think the answer says the capital of Cuba is from South Africa? (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15290: 3/10 A thematic grid, not in my worldview, might be yours (Association Football---Im American) (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15289: Second time today that I've seen the same grid repeated. Strange. No football knowledge required to find two of the groups. Just click on the countries (it's spelt Chile by the way) and then the foreign-sounding names. 2/10 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Orlando @ #15283: @urbanbaboon,JamesD: Thanks for the tips. I did write at least half a dozen separated words but it seemed difficult to pin down the idea without using specific phrases so I thought I'd try to preempt the quibblers this time. Personally, I don't write anything in the link boxes. I just look at the explanation to see if it coincides with my guess. (5 months, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #15261: Oh you did me good and proper with the boards. How did I not see that?? Cheers, good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15279: 5/10 Easy to group if you look at the word structure. Captain Underpants was a Dreamworks film also. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #15283: 10/10 Thematic game, in which I'm subject acquainted. To James point, say you have a tough time describing the connection, put down everything you think, even if its 4 or 5 words, you just need 1 to click. (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #2526: 10/10 Decent, nothing too off, nothing too special (5 months, 1 week ago)

@urbanbaboon @ #3000: 0/10 This one's a stumper (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15283: Not unreasonable knowledge, given the forum. When struggling to find the connection keywords, try using very short strings of just a few letters. Most people who don't know won't put anything, and you won't get complaints if people got marked as correct despite not knowing. Good grid. (5 months, 1 week ago)

JamesD @ #15279: Are saling and skining popular pastimes in Suriname? (5 months, 1 week ago)

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