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Avenger @ #4670: Poor grid (17 minutes ago)

Bernard B @ #54166: Your explanation for the Actinide series doesn't match what's on the grid (Television) though both work. (29 minutes ago)

Bernard B @ #54168: Trick or Treat is two categories for one line, which is really bad design. And who the hell knows about DevilBiss, which isn't Devil, but actually DeVil (two separate words). Look at the best rated grids and see how they can be difficult but fairer. (40 minutes ago)

Lynne Dixon @ #54177: Nickel ends in el not le (48 minutes ago)

mary Carnall @ #54176: Shell is not a projectile but the case which holds a bullet and blackbird is not a member of the crow family but the thrush family. (49 minutes ago)

Dave Lee @ #54170: Kiribati, doesn't 'cross' the equatorial line there are Islands either side of the line, whereas Brazil, Peru and Colombia have the line going through them. On that basis you could have put the UK in that category as it has Island both north (Great Britain) and south (The Falklands) of the equatorial line. You might want to correct that. (49 minutes ago)

Dark Knight @ #54163: Didn’t accept trees for the trees connection. (57 minutes ago)

zillo @ #54157: Congratulations, worst grid ever.. (1 hour, 19 minutes ago)

Flutterby @ #54174: Like it! (1 hour, 25 minutes ago)

Dallas @ #50918: You guys seem a bit miffed about something that isn't really a big deal. Only Connect isn't a guessing game, but in the same vein than neither is Clue/do, it's a logic game, but they're close enough in style to WoF and Hangman to go there, and it does also accept just games like I put. (1 hour, 33 minutes ago)

Fat Skye @ #54127: SUBLIME (1 hour, 37 minutes ago)

Fat Skye @ #54155: Our paying guest! (1 hour, 39 minutes ago)

Cajun @ #54087: Very well done (2 hours, 27 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54177: @Russ but not for the metal which is the connection. For the grid to work though it’s fine. (2 hours, 29 minutes ago)

Cajun @ #54088: The german number category could also be clues to monopoly. One of the community chest cards makes you pay for insurance (2 hours, 31 minutes ago)

Cajun @ #54155: Very well thought out puzzle. As an American, I had no clue on most of it. But was fun trying to sort it out (2 hours, 42 minutes ago)

Russ @ #54177: @Fam Nickleby is the correct spelling (2 hours, 50 minutes ago)

George @ #54179: 🐱‍🏍🤷‍♀️ fusspot my arse (3 hours, 4 minutes ago)

Russ @ #54178: Those are not innuendos, please check the definition for yourself. At best they are slang apart from Swallow, which is just well to swallow. (3 hours, 7 minutes ago)

George @ #54176: yes. enjoyed (3 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54177: @RobyN - el not le (3 hours, 9 minutes ago)

George @ #54176: yes. enjoyed (3 hours, 9 minutes ago)

George @ #54177: good one (3 hours, 13 minutes ago)

Freddgar @ #54155: Love these grids, solved the wall. Got all the connections bar the CL SS HV row. You win 10-7, more please. Thanks for posting. (3 hours, 16 minutes ago)

Phi @ #54179: The 'Fusspot' category, doesn't really hang together, as there's too much difference between the chosen words. A better explanation for that category would be 'words that are composed of two smaller words' (3 hours, 37 minutes ago)

Freddgar @ #54176: Very good grid. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (3 hours, 39 minutes ago)

d @ #53999: Took a while for it to fall fully into place for me but pulled through with a 10 in the end. Nice and satisfying. (3 hours, 43 minutes ago)

Kaphc @ #54127: 10/10 but only after I fell into the trap and muttered "what?" in a very disgruntled way. Then the penny dropped and it was quite quick to solve. Thanks!!! (3 hours, 49 minutes ago)

d @ #54087: Got a phat 0 on this one but It was well crafted all the same (3 hours, 52 minutes ago)

RobyN @ #54177: ? (3 hours, 52 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54177: Nice. One of those ones that comes together at the last minute. Ty. There is a different and more common spelling for one of your words but I think it should be allowed in the context of the grid. (4 hours, 22 minutes ago)

Encota @ #53961: Puzzle was good. However, it'd be good to accept PUBS as an alternative answer for that group - it will make solvers happier (4 hours, 28 minutes ago)

Tom @ #24489: Excellent esp as i even got two! (4 hours, 29 minutes ago)

St John @ #54176: A nice grid, almost to the point of double bluffing. and I missed the blimming obvious ty nice grid, almost to the point of double bluffing. I missed (5 hours, 16 minutes ago)

Phi @ #54176: A missile isn't a p*******le. The other three are however. Apart from that all good (5 hours, 17 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54176: You might want to edit your answers to include short versions of your answers for future grids. Wouldn’t accept projectiles or animals. (5 hours, 22 minutes ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #54126: For once it gave me correct when I wasn`t! It was on the Jennifers when I guessed places in the US!!! NOT complaining,just saying. And I know what `biting` means, Stuart don`t live in London/UK obvs! I didn`t win but I enjoyed! :-) (6 hours, 57 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54174: I didn’t buy it but you’d be hard pushed to have never danced to it if you grew up in the 80’s 😄 Great grid! (6 hours, 57 minutes ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #54165: Enjoyable! (7 hours, 12 minutes ago)

Morgan @ #54165: Easy but very fun concept (7 hours, 59 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54126: @St John I was only joking really, just seeing if you were out there somewhere 🙂 Sorry for the grief I caused with my request 😳 (8 hours, 4 minutes ago)

St John @ #54126: @Fam - Not guilty, or should I say I cannot take credit. Twice shy and all that. (8 hours, 22 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54172: Nice. Got all but the Orchard one. Didn’t know that at all. Ty. (8 hours, 32 minutes ago)

GavinJ @ #54096: Brilliant. Bravo. Beautiful. Bonza. (8 hours, 39 minutes ago)

David @ #54166: Really interesting to see television as an answer, just a shame it isn't one of the words in the grid. (8 hours, 54 minutes ago)

Ade @ #54147: Clever. Too many herrings for me and not sure why parasol was there. Thank you anyway (9 hours, 3 minutes ago)

David @ #54060: I've never come across welch used in the context stated, only to avoid payment or fail to honour a commitment. (9 hours, 8 minutes ago)

Ade @ #54127: Nice idea. Very easy. Enjoyed it. Thank you Bluemoon (9 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Ade @ #54126: Excellent, fun grid. Don’t know what Stuart is on about. Thank you Hillbill (9 hours, 12 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54170: Thought you’d mistyped peri (9 hours, 20 minutes ago)

Freddgar @ #54165: Very good, nice spread, red herring or two. Nice and straightforward grid. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (9 hours, 21 minutes ago)

bigz @ #53882: This is doable but not in 3 minutes. Very well constructed, but give us 5 minutes, please? (9 hours, 26 minutes ago)

David @ #54170: Bit mean to insist on equatorial as answer to that group, but otherwise fun, thanks. (9 hours, 27 minutes ago)

bigz @ #53874: Might be the toughest one of yours yet. (9 hours, 35 minutes ago)

misof @ #29381: +1, John Parrott is misspelt. (9 hours, 41 minutes ago)

SpringHeeledJim @ #54163: Thanks! Amended the answers re trees - good point well made. (9 hours, 46 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54168: Ah, I get it. Good bash at a topical grid. (10 hours, 25 minutes ago)

Chylllz @ #54166: fix the actinide!!!! should be television or your mum (10 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54167: Tidy and doable. (10 hours, 35 minutes ago)

dave @ #54166: good grid, small edit required in actinide answers (10 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54157: @Heauxbeaux Haha, well I certainly enjoy a challenge and a change of format. I just hope that people don’t mark down on quality just because it’s challenging in a fun way. I often find my easy ones go up in the rankings but unfortunately I think the opposite is also true. (11 hours, 2 minutes ago)

Freddgar @ #54161: Nice and easy. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (11 hours, 18 minutes ago)

David @ #54126: Grate gryd. (11 hours, 29 minutes ago)

David @ #54127: Great fun, thanks (11 hours, 37 minutes ago)

Langers @ #54163: Nice grid - answer for beech, oak, walnut, maple should be trees as well as types of wood (11 hours, 41 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54163: I loved this. Intricately planned with cross cutting groups. Thanks for posting. (11 hours, 46 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54161: Enjoyable grid thanks (11 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Heauxbeaux @ #54157: Thank you Fam :) It's OK, if people don't like it there's not much we can do about that lol. I wanted to make a pretty challenging grid, so I understand if people don't think it's fun. But honestly, I thought people liked a challenge now and again. Oh well. (12 hours, 10 minutes ago)

chris @ #54127: Excellent grid, not too difficult. (12 hours, 16 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54125: This is one of my favourites today. Missed out on one connection, and the Wang group got me stumped as there is a couple in there Ihaven't heard of. (12 hours, 21 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54157: There is no way this should be 3 stars ( currently ). (12 hours, 24 minutes ago)

Malco @ #54157: Very clever, but frustrating rather than enjoyable or satisfyingly challenging. Groups that included a coded version of the link word alongside words that go with it, definitions of it and varieties. Too many layers and leaps of logic to be doable. The oil, gas, coal group was amusing, but at least two things in it required a sideways jump from that wasn't clued. (12 hours, 27 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54160: Must be getting better at these. Saw them all apart from Irish coffee bizarrely, though still got all the groups and links. Amass Acreage stands out a bit. Ty. (12 hours, 30 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54160: Didn't spot the Irish coffee group and should have really (12 hours, 34 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54096: I enjoyed this a lot (12 hours, 42 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54157: Man this was brilliant! I was going to refresh as I knew it was going to be clever but I’d exhausted my ideas so I let it resolve before trying to see links. ( Don’t read on if you want to try it with no spoilers ) Spell it group was inspired! I gave up too soon with numbers meaning anything after I looked at the A ones so I missed those clues ( clever on your part ) I guessed there was the ELO group but obviously included the red herring so no joy there. All in all a wonderful complex confusion of energy based red herrings. 2/10 for me and a 10/10 and one of the best grids I’ve done for you. (12 hours, 42 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54158: Good quiz. Not convinced on 'crew' fully fitting the group though. (12 hours, 48 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54126: Great fun - Thanks for posting (13 hours, 13 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54127: Nice and simple after an initial misdirection, good for my tea break (13 hours, 15 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54129: I enjoyed this but I'm not as convinced by the More Electric group. (13 hours, 17 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54147: I enjoyed this. Did not get the America group though (13 hours, 21 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54151: Other than the Springsteen albums those connections were beyond me. Good grid though (13 hours, 27 minutes ago)

BabyJane @ #54155: Nice grid. It took me a while to finish one group as I kept not being able to spot the fourth one, but eventually got 10/10 (13 hours, 33 minutes ago)

wild_biologist @ #51481: One of the favourite walls I've done for a long long time! (13 hours, 41 minutes ago)

Pat @ #54113: Are Richard Osman and Ian Hislop (I presume that's who we are referring to) really "comedians"? I put TV personalities. (14 hours, 49 minutes ago)

Fam @ #54155: Great! These are fun, and easy to construct if anyone else fancies a bash. Tip from my own failings though - don’t try to make it too tricky as it is hard enough when you’re not the setter. (15 hours ago)

JerseySusanna @ #54127: Clever and original - enjoyed muchly, thanks! (15 hours, 6 minutes ago)

JerseySusanna @ #54155: Brilliant but too much of a challenge today and didn't get the W&G connection. Thank you! (15 hours, 11 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54117: 5 stars. (15 hours, 55 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54118: At the time of writing this currently stands at 3 1/2 stars which is a travesty. 5 stars from me. Please keep them coming. Thanks. (16 hours ago)

barry womble @ #54119: Tremendous and I've learnt something. Thanks! (16 hours, 4 minutes ago)

Est289 @ #54127: Very good grid! (16 hours, 9 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54126: 5 for quality. 1 for difficulty. Good fun. Thanks. (16 hours, 13 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54127: Great. (16 hours, 16 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54147: Great. (16 hours, 22 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54100: Fantastic wall. (16 hours, 27 minutes ago)

Squidily didily @ #53789: Great good fun! (16 hours, 38 minutes ago)

TPoser @ #54149: Very clever. Almost gave up when I realised they were all pokemon. But that was a massive red herring, all clues were purely word play, no knowledge of pokemon required. Brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable, thank you. (16 hours, 51 minutes ago)

barry womble @ #54151: 5 stars. (17 hours, 29 minutes ago)

dave @ #54149: if you like pokemon, brilliant (18 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Freddgar @ #54127: Nicely different, good work. Easy when you spot the plot. 10s all round. Thanks for posting (18 hours, 57 minutes ago)

deez @ #14124: deezz (19 hours, 26 minutes ago)

deez @ #37236: not deez nutz (19 hours, 51 minutes ago)

deez @ #36840: deez nutz (20 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #54147: Great ideas and sneaky red herrings. I'm not sure that barcarole and Maria can't technically be swapped though. (22 hours, 15 minutes ago)

Dark Knight @ #54128: Clown (22 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Moondog @ #54100: Truly difficult. I enjoyed it, thanks. (23 hours, 7 minutes ago)

Moondog @ #54112: Listen with mother stumped me because I'm too young, I thought it was watch with mother. Great grid. Enjoyed it. (23 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Moondog @ #54119: Now this is a proper grid! Red herrings all over the place and perfectly logical answers at the reveal. I struggled even though I recognised some groups and only got 3/10. The point is I enjoyed it a lot even getting soundly beaten, and learned a few things too. Thanks. (23 hours, 36 minutes ago)

Johnathon @ #54134: Amazing puzzle!!!!! 5 stars (23 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Aaron @ #54133: LOL (23 hours, 57 minutes ago)

Edgey @ #53910: Nice one enjoyed that. (1 day ago)

Edgey @ #53990: wrong flag. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Dmw @ #54118: Testing enough. Pleased I could do it (1 day, 2 hours ago)

steve @ #54127: easy but elegant (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Edgey @ #54127: Worked it out about 10 seconds too late, nice one. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Fam @ #54127: Novel and fun. Had to guess the kings. (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Fae @ #54096: Challenging but very interesting (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Fae @ #54127: Good fun but easy once you cracked the code (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Flutterby @ #54127: Really nice one! (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Fae @ #54126: Liked this a lot (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Fam @ #54126: In the UK we talk about a biting wind as a cold piercing wind Stuart. I thought they were all easy enough to get quickly. Garner seems almost spot on for my accent, unless I’m pronouncing Ghana incorrectly 😄 (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Kaphc @ #54096: Lovely wall with an unusual theme that made it look tricky to start with but in the end was quite straightforward and very enjoyable to solve. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Stuart Fenwick @ #54126: Sorry - but I don't like it. Garner and Ghana are not homophones. You have three surnames for Jennifers and then a nickname for one so not really a pattern. Buy ting/biting a homophone for cold? Certainly not where I'm from and I live in a very cold country!! Thanks for giving it a go but not for me. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Fam @ #54126: Haha! Fun 🙂 ( are you moonlighting StJohn 😄? ) (1 day, 3 hours ago)

misof @ #43870: The -ic group is just bad. In three of them you are just forming an adjective from a noun, in the fourth one you aren't. And in the extra one the clue isn't even a valid word. The rest of the grid is very nice, but this was an eyesore. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #54104: Clubs and banks more or less worked, but not the other two. (1 day, 4 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54120: Very good wall, nice spread of subjects. Yes, Artists it is 😁 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54125: Very good, surprised I solved the wall so quickly. Failed on the Re row. You win 10-7 Thanks for posting. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #41931: @Puzzgrid, not relating to this grid but are you aware that grid of the day and grid of the week are changing several times within the same day now? ( or has that always been the case ) (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #41931: Great cheerful grid! (1 day, 5 hours ago)

misof @ #41931: 10/10 but had to work for it. Very clean and enjoyable. Rhyming names were the first group I found and i was a bit surprised that it really was an intended group :) (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #54119: Cool grid! Lots of stuff I didn’t know but at least I got the soba line and I should have seen the Heisenberg connection since I knew the individual clues. Ty. (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Fulmah @ #54120: you got it (1 day, 6 hours ago)

scarfer @ #42198: such a fun one (1 day, 6 hours ago)

rosiepose @ #54120: Think you should probably accept "artists", not just Spanish artists... I feel like Victoria Coren Mitchell would accept it :P (1 day, 6 hours ago)

quodlibet @ #54087: Nice theme (1 day, 7 hours ago)

scarfer @ #35663: yes! (1 day, 7 hours ago)

thiagoYMY @ #54020: gostei, bem criativo (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Crocodilly @ #54117: I love it when I see the connections, but have to think about how each clue fits. Great one! (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Lynn Loveday @ #53752: 🤷‍♀️ who knows no one knows (1 day, 8 hours ago)

misof @ #52792: I knew all the groups. Got only 1 out of my 4 descriptions accepted :/ (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Ant @ #54096: Alas, too many unfamiliar terms for me, so never really got anywhere. I was able to guess at the groups, but I reckon extensive general knowledge or google at hand to really sort this out. (1 day, 10 hours ago)

Aetees @ #54096: Very nice (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Fam @ #54113: Are tarot cards more popular than I would have imagined as they come up a lot on here and I would never spot them. That and minecraft, pokemon, or any video games connections :-) Liked the rest of the groups and I was lost with all the red herrings. Ty. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Fam @ #54112: Brilliant Fulmah! I almost got it all. Very clever. (1 day, 11 hours ago)

misof @ #14884: @Alan didn't accept "hump" either, so shrug :) (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Ace of spies @ #51084: Ise group a bit weak (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Bagsy33 @ #54104: No logic to the clues which makes it impossible to solve (other than wild leaps of faith) - not my bag I'm afraid (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Hampton @ #54104: Good grid (1 day, 12 hours ago)

starfairy @ #54104: I really enjoyed it. Easy way in that explained the grid, then fine grading of difficulty through to that tricky wood shop line! TY :) (1 day, 12 hours ago)

pogrybalk76 @ #54096: Lots of fun! managed to get the groups very quickly and made a lucky guess for the fish group connection for 10/10 (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Fam @ #54109: Interesting groups. Something new. Ty. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Fam @ #54104: Links were good enough but clues too obscure to get to them for me I’m afraid. How would you jump from wood shop or arboretum to the answer? (1 day, 13 hours ago)

pogrybalk76 @ #54082: 'letter' should be allowed for the letters group (1 day, 13 hours ago)

F @ #54096: Very pleasing. Not super hard but still extremely satisfying to complete. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

F @ #54097: Really liked this but I feel that 'boobies' being pluralised while the other bird species were in the singular was not quite playing fair. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

DanM @ #54087: need to accept pop musician as answer to homonym one (1 day, 13 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54088: MRH, don't forget 'in Troy' that bit is very important (1 day, 13 hours ago)

MRH @ #54088: Too American for us Brits. However 12 ounces does not equal a pound unless you meant three quarters of a pound, thereby making it even more obscure. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

MRH @ #54100: Love these 7/10 (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #54082: Why put the letters group in an otherwise good grid? (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #54071: Haha. Fun. Just missed the fir line as didn’t know two clues there but should/could have guessed. Thanks. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #54087: Quite a fun one. See ya and joule are a bit of a push though :-) Thanks (1 day, 14 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #54070: Very good, thanks! (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #54091: 👍 more attainable than I first thought. Thanks. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #54078: Thanks Randi. You’ll have to change English to something that’s not a language, eg geography, for the grid to work properly as otherwise you can swap it with any of the other languages in the grid. (1 day, 14 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54100: Love missing vowels grids. Hadn't heard of a couple of these, so was happy to get two lines and three connections. Thanks! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54084: Very good wall, I solved all but one row by guesswork. You win 10-5 Thanks for posting (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #54101: Without seeing them side by side I don’t know if this is exactly the same as your other grid Bob, but did you know that you can alter them using the link in your email without having to re-enter the whole grid. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #54100: Nice one StinkyPete! Without the clue, these are so much harder than on the tv show but lots of fun. I tried constructing one but made it too difficult. Managed two lines here and most of the answers once I sneaked a peak at the connection. Thanks! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54100: Love these vowelless walls. Failed on the ZEBL L row. You might want to remove the E though 😉 You win 10-7 Great grid. Thanks for posting. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #54098: Rheocrats stands out like a sore thumb WC but grid works well for the easy category ( though tbh I didn’t guess the Lewis link ). Ty. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #24120: Clever and interesting. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #54070: Got the groups but only one connection, the easy one :-) (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Tom @ #24120: Brilliant as usual, diverse and clever (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #54096: Nice LittleQuill! 5 words I wasn’t familiar with made it a pleasant challenge. Nice idea. Thanks! (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #54088: Far too tough for me so I’ve stuck it in the fiendish category ( I think some people mark down when they don’t get it ). I could only work out 4 clues so not enough to get categories. I don’t know a certain language and some clues would be easier to get if you were from the US I think. One I’ve never heard of but a quick search says it’s popular in the US. Thanks for posting. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #54090: Sometimes I don’t think I’m going to get these, but then I work my way around and it’s very satisfying. Thanks WV, first grid of the day! (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54096: Very good, nice theme, must've took a while. Good work. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Groundhog @ #54091: FYI the 'shire' category doesn't accept 'shire' (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Moorhen @ #54077: Birds and oceans didn't work for the... Birds and oceans. (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54090: Love this type of grid. 10s all round. Thanks for posting (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Fio @ #44353: It was ok (1 day, 18 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54061: Got seven, Mckinley group threw me off, Leonardtown group was nicely complex. Thank you! (1 day, 20 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54041: Excellent grid, my first 10 in a while! Andre was new to me, but I'll take my confetti where I can get it, thank you! (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Max @ #53919: Great job Kennedy (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Max @ #53918: Thank you (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Mack @ #54051: Nice grid! Never seen tang in a fish grouping before (1 day, 21 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54060: Ouch, only got two, but a good grid, thank you! (1 day, 21 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54016: Very nice, the Guinea Pig was thoroughly devious! Thank you (1 day, 21 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54084: Very tough! I'll happily take a four, thanks (1 day, 21 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54011: Tough grid! I only knew three clues, but after resolving, I saw it. Thank you (1 day, 21 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #54051: Nice grid, thank you! (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Cov @ #54061: It’s probably specific enough for the people who live there (2 days ago)

Avenger @ #4664: I enjoyed this. Thank you. "Should have been graded very easy" says the author - no one likes a smart ar*e odesiw, especially when you are not smart but just an ar*e. (2 days ago)

Avenger @ #4658: Do me a favour - don't be a 💩 Daft connections - no interest at all in mothers in law of a pop band. First lotto number (and wrong according to LVGboxhead). Try collecting ring pulls! (2 days ago)

misof @ #24751: Too many prefix and suffix groups create too many red herrings :/ e.g., a full group boon-boson-Borat-boring just from the "sea" and "ion" groups. (2 days ago)

pogrybalk76 @ #54068: Nice grid! 'EM' should be allowed for the electromagnetic spectrum row though (2 days, 1 hour ago)

misof @ #24123: "Bobalki" is a very rare spelling for the dumplings (to the extent that as a native Slovak I did not recognize it). The most common name for the food is actually "opekance", that's what you would find in a dictionary. In some regional dialects the food is called "bobáľky" or sometimes "bobaľky" (or "pupáky"). The i instead of y at the end is not grammatical in Slovak - except for maybe one specific dialect that will pronounce the last letter as i instead of y. (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Fam @ #33323: What a brilliant writer Lorna is. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

d @ #54007: I think usually the year a film is at the oscars is the year after they came out, so 1976 films won awards at the 1977 oscars (2 days, 3 hours ago)

misof @ #33323: excellent writing (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Toferino @ #54035: Nice idea, though perhaps a little too esoteric and obscure. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

scarfer @ #54042: really enjoyable (2 days, 3 hours ago)

scarfer @ #53911: so good (2 days, 4 hours ago)

misof @ #51755: Excellent idea, good writing, a very entertaining result :) (2 days, 4 hours ago)

misof @ #50040: Long Island iced tea is a cocktail, Long Island is just an island :/ (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Fam @ #54060: A nice amount of crossovers. I had the sun group as all being sources of energy. Thanks for posting. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Ace of spies @ #53170: Can’t think why only connect haven’t done this format yet. Genius (2 days, 6 hours ago)

gm @ #52543: I'd like to second rjj's comment (1 lost point) as well as request "arenas" be added to the list of correct answers for stadiums (another lost point) (2 days, 6 hours ago)

Loin El Richie @ #54059: Good grid. Took my girlfriend 58 seconds. (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Hypatia @ #54041: Should take "ape" (2 days, 7 hours ago)

d @ #54012: The Standard Practices clue is *mwah* chefs kiss Keep it up WV (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Hypatia @ #54042: Should take "synonym" (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Lindybeige @ #54043: Where are all my other grids that I did a while ago? Do they delete old ones? (2 days, 8 hours ago)

bbsgirl @ #54051: Nice, but none of those are geological eras. Three are periods, the other an epoch. I gave myself the point as it was hard to work out what you wanted as an answer. (2 days, 8 hours ago)

dave @ #54056: * Branwell (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #54056: Quite good. (2 days, 10 hours ago)

William F @ #51952: This made me ROCK hard! My friend is called Ben Rowse (@botrowse, on twitter) check him out. Tell him you love and support him please! (2 days, 10 hours ago)

bigz @ #53775: in THE hat (2 days, 10 hours ago)

bigz @ #53773: Two misspellings had me looking for missing letters. And, in line with your own comment, add Stag and dump the TR6. Both were awful buckets of bolts as to quality but they were good looking (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Deutchlander @ #54031: A stingray is actually a ray not a fish (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Pookington @ #54051: Very nice grid indeed! :) (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Aetees @ #53748: Excellent. (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #54031: Really sneaky, very good. So many HP red herrings I was completely lost. I thought Dol Guldur was a fortress though. (2 days, 14 hours ago)

Tom @ #783: Sorry, far too much disconnected specialist knowledge (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Roy @ #54043: Excellent (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Scar @ #54033: Horrendous. (2 days, 19 hours ago)

P33J @ #54033: Pink connection is absurdly obscure. Red connection is too inconsistent - should be either countries or capitals, not both. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

poop @ #15036: Almost impossible. Terrible (2 days, 23 hours ago)

poop @ #15037: These words use "ves" as a plural? pathetic. (2 days, 23 hours ago)

poop @ #15041: Although I solved it maltalent and divalent are very obscure so marked it down a bit (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Midge @ #54016: @dave - ha! Sorry, I got distracted while typing in the link. Hedgehog was one I thought of but didn't use. I'll edit it. (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Fam @ #54008: Not really Martin. Common in the UK too. That was the first group I got, and I’m not even young so they’ve been going years. (3 days, 1 hour ago)

malcontent @ #54035: Clever.Very good, I suppose, but impossible to solve half the cryptic clues in time, never mind work out it's sequence based. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

dave @ #54016: where did the hedgehog go? (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Lucy @ #54024: Germany has one “n” too many. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

kondja mia @ #54034: Great fun. Managed to solve the wall without working out what the Faith group had in common. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54029: Nice and easy one 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Pierre @ #51921: Chouette grille ! J'aime beaucoup la connection "de France". (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Ian @ #54034: Great grid! (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #54016: Ban? A bit rarefied maybe? (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Martin @ #54008: Liked all the red herrings, but suspect the Etnies group is a US-specific thing. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #54019: The true connection for the volt group is not kilo, because any other prefix could be used, but the fact that they are all units. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #54030: No. Raw and roar are certainly not homophones. Not even close. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54032: Excellent grid, showing my age here with Bluebottle. Solved the wall, failed the Bluebeard row answer. Y'learn something new everyday. You win 10-7 Thanks for posting (3 days, 5 hours ago)

chris @ #53995: Good grid (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #54023: Eleda, I would never have guessed that was a first grid. Complexity and fun in equal measure. I don’t mind if I don’t resolve the whole grid as there’s fun in trying to find the connections once the grid is resolved and pleasure in learning new things, or just admiring a clever connection. Thanks, looking forward to the next one! By the way, if Eleda is your name it’s very beautiful. (3 days, 6 hours ago)

d @ #54023: I only got 1/10 but I enjoyed the hell out of this. Keep it up! (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Buzzelli @ #54023: fun one, like your thinking (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Buzzelli @ #54012: Ah, the golden girls, of course. thanks WV (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Eleda @ #54012: This was great! (3 days, 7 hours ago)

Eleda @ #54023: Fam, thank you so much! It's my first try -- I enjoy these so much that I thought I'd give it a go. I'll try and make a friendlier one next time... (3 days, 7 hours ago)

Fam @ #54003: Yep, looking back I didn’t get that either David but assumed some people did. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Fam @ #54023: Though I failed miserably there were some great and novel groups in here. Got the woof connection once the grid was resolved, and had considered the wan wan connection before the grid was resolved but was scuppered by your red herring. Nice work! (3 days, 9 hours ago)

David @ #54003: I've read the Gnar group's answer, and remain none the wiser. My reason for grouping them was they were the only nonsense words on the wall. (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #53997: Yep, firm but fair. Good to see them, and good to see peeps not downrating them (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #53995: Good one Agree with dgms 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54012: Love these type of walls. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (3 days, 10 hours ago)

dgms @ #53999: I liked two groups, but two were impossible for me - never heard of anything in the Manchester orchestra group, only heard of one thing in the County group. (3 days, 11 hours ago)

dgms @ #53995: Great grid. I'm trying to work out what UK accent DOESN'T work for those homophones - they work in Geordie, South Yorkshire, London. Not sure about Scouse. (3 days, 11 hours ago)

St John @ #54013: Am I making some up or was it a red herring //cowboy. I supose if someone can have a ra-ra you can have a pe.p. Fair play to you thanks Jmelb (3 days, 11 hours ago)

gridlington @ #54015: Mombasa is spelt with only one S, so you can't have Bass. Luckily, there is a fish called Basa, so you've lucked in, but you need to change the answer. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Martin @ #54002: The fruit group is a bit hard to define. Brands that are fruit? Might have been better to have raspberry instead of kiwi, so that they're all tech brands. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

dgms @ #54013: Really clever, but one group was too multilayered for me to find the link, even when the group was lined up. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Buzzelli @ #54011: bow wow wow! (3 days, 12 hours ago)

JerseySusanna @ #54012: Brilliant - great to see more of these. Big THANKS! (3 days, 12 hours ago)

dgms @ #54016: This was fiendish too. I loved the guinea pig group. Very good. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

dgms @ #54014: This is definitely the fiendish. The spool group was very clever, but I don't know how anyone is supposed to get the curves group, or see the link even after it's resolved. The clipper and chalice groups look very familiar. (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Buzzelli @ #54011: bow wow wow! (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #54007: Nice but I thoughtnetwork and rocky were76? (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Fam @ #54014: (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Fam @ #54013: Ah, this one eluded me Jmelb. I almost got the snap line but I just went blind when I came to hothouse as I could only see the word hothouse itself. Clever little grid. Ty. (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Fam @ #54012: Thanks WV - my second lot of confetti of the morning! Check out Buzzelli, she/he is fun! (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Fam @ #54011: Another fun one Buzzelli 🙂 I’m liking your style! ( much like the style I possessed when wearing a **** skirt back in the day ). (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Midge @ #54002: The legging and DePfeffel lines were good. (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #54009: I thought I was getting nowhere with this initially Buzzelli but then it clicked starting with Odd Wines, and it was fun and quirky. Thanks. (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #54010: 10/10 ty (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #54010: Very good, nice and easy for first thing Sunday. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Adam McLaughlin @ #28314: Good board if it weren't for the fact that the Chile/USA interchangeability were explicitly against the spirit of the puzzle wall. Two solutions exist to this wall where only one should! (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #22115: I don’t know any Chinese but I gave it a go. Only the numbers stood out as an educated guess. Got the positions by a bit of trial and error. Be interesting to see if others were able to guess. Read the comments before to help you. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53977: I liked it. It made me remember German classes at school. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

DoubleHappy @ #53997: tough but well made (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #54002: Liked this. Missed the bill and Mary lines but good links and Boris de Pfeffel is suitably ridiculous. Ty (3 days, 17 hours ago)

poop @ #22115: I was going to complain about this one but I ended up solving it. It's pretty tricky but satisfying (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Spencer @ #53995: Agree with bloss — not a fan of the homophones line. Otherwise a fun wall, though! Ty (3 days, 18 hours ago)

J @ #54002: There are 2 correct answers to one line, the more obvious one - fruit - is rejected. 3/5 (3 days, 19 hours ago)

poop @ #29154: A pie is not type of pastry (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53998: Playing to my strengths! (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Marshmallow @ #53748: This was an excellent one to play =) (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Joe B @ #54002: Brilliant grid, got them all apart from things you can split! (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Jishun @ #49935: Funny, I was entertained (4 days ago)

Avenger @ #4648: Think it is you being picky ramuz93. No, it could not be argued spelling it as pigeon is pidgin English. Oddball need not apologise, you should. (4 days ago)

Jishun @ #53991: Enjoyed finding the hidden words (4 days, 1 hour ago)

AB @ #51146: If you are going to do more grids please do 2 things 1 look up what homophones are 2 realise that dwarves do not come in 7s (4 days, 1 hour ago)

bloss @ #53995: homophones only in a certain accent... (4 days, 1 hour ago)

koshatnik @ #53980: Nice and breezy, with a couple of connections I haven't seen before. Thanks! (4 days, 2 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #53991: Fiendish! I managed one connection but wasted the rest of the time chasing your clever decoy group (4 days, 2 hours ago)

koshatnik @ #53993: Excellent grid, thank you! Loved the taffeta connection (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Mack @ #53963: @barry womble That was by accident! Just added it as an alternative sequence :) (4 days, 3 hours ago)

quodlibet @ #53980: Tough one! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Mack @ #53980: nice grid! (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Hal Jam @ #53994: Not unique - white and green can be switched (4 days, 5 hours ago)

. @ #53978: weshalb (4 days, 5 hours ago)

d @ #53963: DBH I understand where you're coming from. However, these players are some of the best known to people with any casual knowledge of the sport and all currently active on popular teams. Point guards may seem overly specific a connection, but I'm pretty confident just 'NBA players' would also be an accepted answer. Also FWIW PG is probably the position with the broadest casual awareness because of their central role in initiating offense, so if there were any position to use it's probably the best option. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #53993: Nicely hidden. Ty ( for reminding me that I keep missing these ). (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Fam @ #53992: Only managed a measly 2/10 but this was very good. Ty. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

d @ #53981: Managed to solve the wall on the second to last guess with 4 sec left even though I only spotted two connections. The groups I missed (NATO and double meanings) were fiendish indeed. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Fam @ #53991: Liked the time and power groups. I just couldn’t think of them. Got the other two for a change though so I’m sorry to report they must have been easy. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

yve @ #53981: Given you 10 out of 10 for spelling JullietT correctly. So few do. I got the gist, but wasn't quick enough. The bakers clue was a red herring to me...:) (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53978: Try again... The groups were easy enough, but requiring the answers to be given in German is just silly. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53978: Requiring the groups were east enough, but requiring the answers in German is just silly. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53979: Good idea, but poor execution unfortunately. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53986: The planes group are best characterised as war planes, or military aircraft, not just RAF because some are used elsewhere. Also wind and hunter were marked as incorrect. (4 days, 6 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53981: The Pope told me one line, George was really sneaky, but sorry Pops too 'yankeefied' for me. Meredith, the Big C, was something I had to check as I thought soup. ty (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Hamburger @ #53972: Good one. Harder than it seems. (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Hamburger @ #53979: I like this, thanks for posting. (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Sarah @ #33300: difficult (4 days, 8 hours ago)

pedant @ #53986: Mmmm, typhoon and hurricane are interchangeable and zephyr not zepher (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Sarah @ #33359: haha mean1 (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Sarah @ #33270: that was my first ever! (4 days, 8 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53988: Bit of fun or speed test (4 days, 8 hours ago)

DBH @ #53963: I really liked the redundant words line (which I didn't get). But I do get a bit frustrated with lines that use American sport, such as NBA point guards - just a little bit too specialised perhaps? (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #53251: Rumour has it im still looking for the fourth Alabama town (4 days, 9 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #53986: Nice spread of subjects, red herrings. Maybe allow synonyms for the Trapper group ? You win 10-7. Thanks for posting. (4 days, 10 hours ago)

gridlington @ #53979: Refreshingly brilliant! (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #53972: Very good, got neither Squid or Eye group. You win 10-4 , over and out. Thanks for posting (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Emmy @ #53834: Bonjour, j’ai l’impression que cette grille a un but éducatif et est probablement créée pour être utilisée dans un cadre scolaire. Dans ce cas, il vaut mieux ne pas cocher la case qui demande si cette grille a un intérêt pour une audience générale. (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Simon @ #53945: I did think of using cards or commons. But I thought it is a bit too obvious. -- Ashes is a recently released video game. (4 days, 11 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53972: Sooo wanted Snagglepuss, "Heavens to Murgatroyd", exit stage left....... top grid (4 days, 12 hours ago)

starfairy @ #53972: Looks so innocent! Brill :D (4 days, 12 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53963: All the N.B.A ones are also a famous Billy. Was that by accident or design? Great grid, thanks. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53955: Perfect little wall. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53967: Really good, thanks. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53972: Bloody hell. A proper red herring and then the permafrost masterstroke. 'King brilliant. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53979: Yes. (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53979: Very satisfying TY! (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53979: Brilliant! Thank you. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53970: Fam, Stj will agree with me when I say, its always good to know there is another oldie here! (4 days, 14 hours ago)

St John @ #53970: Fam who? her! not punny misses! :-) (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53964: Steel line fooled me. I hate myself. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #32632: Thanks for highlighting Tom. Great different idea. Comments help on this one. (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53972: You sneaky little so-and-so ;-) (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Tom @ #32632: Brilliant as usual, not sure about side iron tho’ (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #53970: Haha Jmelb, I AM old. I looked it up. Never saw it but I did see Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club first time around. Loved Molly Ringwald. Think most British people will think of four candles though ( esp Stjohn ) (4 days, 15 hours ago)

David @ #53945: Ashes?!! (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53970: Fam it was an 80s film, occasionally it helps to be old lol! (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #53970: Could only think of four candles. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #53973: Thanks. I read the thin clue from TR6 before I did it but still didn’t see it until the grid was resolved! So 5/10 for me. Nice aide. (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53973: haha, my pleasure! (4 days, 17 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53973: thanks for the thin clue, nice fun grid (4 days, 17 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53941: really good, really appreciated the pats on the back. I especially liked how you predicted the order. As someone here says 10s all round thanks very much (4 days, 17 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53970: got me almost five shillings ty (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Kruptos J @ #53970: * Only if you are a fiend (4 days, 18 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53946: my kind of grid ty (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Gray @ #53969: nicely done! (4 days, 18 hours ago)

poop @ #4165: "of Honor" is not a type of medal. (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Slarty bartfast @ #53956: loved this one! (4 days, 20 hours ago)

matt @ #53967: Of all the lines to stump me, I can’t believe it was the Greek-Roman one. Loved the Nike red herring. Ty (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Briar @ #33358: This one was really really good! (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Kruptos J @ #53931: Enjoyed that, TY! (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Jimdas @ #53941: I meant 'U' thing.. doh (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Jimdas @ #53941: Couldn't get past the '2' thing. Good one (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Spencer @ #53963: Very, very good... I especially liked the redundant words line. Ty (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Avenger @ #4744: Great knowledge. Tough grid. Thank you. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Avenger @ #5157: An excellent grid with a good blend of overlapping categories. Thank you Legal Eagle 👍 (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53945: Ashes is a bit niche. Cards would have been much better. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53946: The connection is the film, its a wonderful life. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #53887: Sentence and punishment aren’t synonyms of verdict and judgment (5 days ago)

Chase @ #53251: the dynasties one was so hard! (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Chase @ #53847: wonderful (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Chase @ #53814: Hard! Clever clues. Only got one. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Chase @ #53874: This was WAY too hard for me but I admired it!! (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Han @ #53926: Ernie, Grover, Elmo and Oscar are Sesame Street characters so I don't see why that isn't accepted. (5 days, 1 hour ago)

kondja mia @ #53958: Suddenly started cracking this with about a minute left and made it just in time. Very good grid. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

kondja mia @ #53937: Hard but fun. Thanks (5 days, 2 hours ago)

kondja mia @ #53948: Nice work. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Risk @ #53949: Very good (5 days, 2 hours ago)

kondja mia @ #53954: Struggled. Good hard wall like it should be. (5 days, 2 hours ago)

kondja mia @ #53946: Nice grid. Managed to resolve the wall although i didn't understand the connection for the group containing Mr Potter and still don't even having read the answer :) (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Kaphc @ #53945: Didn't think I would solve this grid and then got it very late on. Thank you! (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Kaphc @ #53748: A straightforward and enjoyable grid, thanks (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #53944: Motorhead for Motley Crue ? Good grid otherwise Thanks for posting (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Fam @ #53953: Nightmare with all the ghosts :-) (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Fam @ #53949: Liked this. Clever construction. Ty. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

sark @ #28734: Should accept European as an answer for the Finn etc group. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

localfreak @ #33392: So close but didn't quite manage it! (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Han @ #53932: Super easy but very fun! (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #53948: Good and interesting links. I don’t know how you make a start on this kind of grid though. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Moondog @ #53926: Yes Michelle you are correct. Animal is a muppet. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Midge @ #53915: Loved the ideas. Clues we're all well worded. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Fam @ #50740: Wow, just came across this tricky one. Could get a few of the lines once the grid resolved but you’d have to go through so many possibilities in your head before that. Did anyone manage it? (5 days, 6 hours ago)

TimC @ #53945: The best grid I have completed this week. TY (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Jolt @ #53762: Not a unique solution. Eleanor is also the name of a First Lady, while Martha is in the title of the song "Martha My Dear" by the Beatles (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Fam @ #53945: Had fun with this. Just couldn’t get the fun group. Good red herrings. Ty. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Fam @ #53940: Nice mix. Ty. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Fam @ #53943: Aarghh, so annoyed I didn’t give myself more time on one of the lines. Infuriatingly I saw one word but didn’t see the others. What’s wrong with my brain?! (5 days, 8 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53944: That was fun, Lemmy was my in. thank you (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Fam @ #53941: Cdc very good. Got most but that stumped me. (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #53925: Full marks for both of us. The india map is better than just fine: it's a new _kind_ of herring. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Ant @ #53903: Very clever grid and a very satisfying solve. 5* Thank you (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Fam @ #53925: @Puzzgrid 👍 it appears now. ( there is a mistype of ‘corrections’ rather than ‘connections’ on that page though 😉 ). Thank you! (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Fam @ #53938: A fresh take on things 🙂 (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Ben @ #26145: goo (5 days, 9 hours ago)

bigz @ #53744: Lacrosse posh??? Field hockey on steroids, played in all weather conditions, rugby with weapons. It doesn't fit. What in hell is ladyboss or ladymuck? Apparently does not cross continents anymore than your concept of lacrosse. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

PuzzGrid @ #53925: Thanks folks. Hopefully it appears now. It was configured only for 10 minute grids but I was confused due to a complex implementation. Let me know if it doesn't/ (5 days, 9 hours ago)

JD @ #53720: profession trade decay please widen answers (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Flanners @ #53940: Great grid. The "king" group was a nice touch! (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Fam @ #53925: @Puzzgrid, I don’t know if your comment was directed at the setter or the person doing the grid. I have seen the ‘give up’ button on some of SmileyMiley’s image grids, but I don't have that option on either of Jollycorpse’s grids. (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Ben @ #53938: ++ (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Aetees @ #53932: You are quite right. Edited with apologies. (5 days, 10 hours ago)

PuzzGrid @ #53925: There is a give up button on longer grids like this one -- let us know if it's not appearing! (5 days, 10 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53924: I enjoyed but trying to figure out the "Crackajack" connection. left me blimmin mad. TY (5 days, 10 hours ago)

Fam @ #53935: Non gamers beware. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53925: 7/10 for me 10/10 or 5* for you. Wondered why Timmy was there. Thankyou very much (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Jaded Mineral @ #53932: I really enjoyed this one! Should it be "caned" rather than "canned"? (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Matt @ #53911: Love the group with America etc (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Fam @ #53932: Very good. Had to refresh a couple of times once I got down to last two lines before I saw the link ( which I should have done due to my last grid 🤦‍♀️ ). Should canned be caned by the way. Otherwise that is very severe. Ty. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Michelle @ #53926: The first answer is incorrect, the correct answer is Sesame Street characters and not The Muppets. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

ur nan @ #42365: bad very bad (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53925: Jolly hard TY (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Fam @ #53926: 👍 two lines easy, one line kicked myself, one line I never see these ones. 10/10 (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Fam @ #53930: Really good. I missed a couple of lines but all the connections were good. Ty. (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Fam @ #53925: Thanks Jollycorpse. I realised afterwards that it was you who had set your first picture grid a few weeks ago so I hope you don’t mind, as then, any remarks which are in good spirit. Personally I think the key with the picture grids is finding the images which most clearly convey the clue, without the need for red herrings. For example, I got your taxi clue and the picture of the bull is particularly appropriate, I just didn’t see the connection. But I think you could get away with a less crafty picture than the map, and a more direct image than the windows one ( eg nail**** or paper**** ). Just personal opinion though. Please keep posting them 😀 (5 days, 11 hours ago)

chris @ #53903: Excellent, intelligent grid. Very well done ! (5 days, 12 hours ago)

David @ #53925: Excellent, many thanks. I got the actor and letters, but couldn't get the others (obvious and very well-clued though they were). (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Vicky @ #33032: I enjoyed this one :) thanks (5 days, 12 hours ago)

jollycorpse @ #53925: Thanks, Fam. No option on the edit page for quitting early or readjusting the time limit unfortunately. The map is the biggest herring here, perhaps too clever for its own good... (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Fam @ #53925: Had fun trying to work this out but didn’t get very far. Got the microphone line. Hammer line is actually very clear, I just missed one of the clues, and the deer line is clever. The only line that didn’t come across as clearly for me was the last one as I incorrectly thought the map element was significant for that clue, and I didn’t guess what the windows picture represented. Thanks for posting as I’m sure these picture grids take time! Do they still give you the option, as the setter, to include a ‘give up’ function for the person doing the grid? (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Fam @ #53924: Dennis, very good 🙂 (5 days, 12 hours ago)

IDHC @ #53892: Maraschino mistake fixed. Sorry...didn't pick it up before posting. Thanks for pointing it out. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53923: Watched chef Rachel Koo in your hometown yesterday and could not resist (5 days, 14 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53923: I got lucky with that one Fam (5 days, 14 hours ago)

TR6 @ #53923: Watched chef Rachel Koo in your hometown yesterday and could not resist (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53923: Very good. 🤦‍♀️ moment of the day - was looking up **** range to see what it was. Ty. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53923: Prahran market! Extra star! (5 days, 14 hours ago)

maddie Kirkham @ #48553: Cool (5 days, 15 hours ago)

DAVE @ #48553: Bsdjbiodk. Yicdhdvahidso[HSISHDO (5 days, 15 hours ago)

maddie Kirkham @ #48553: This was coop ! (5 days, 15 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53903: Great herring work! (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Tom @ #37495: Clever, wide ranging and enjoyable (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53908: (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #53892: Very tough. A miserable 1/10 for me. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #53792: Very good. I couldn't sort the primrose line from the pennant line. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #53919: Good grid with some novel groups for me. Ty. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #53921: Truly fiendish. Far too fiendish for me! (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #53889: Good ideas, but the civilization group falls down, as they're not all even near synonyms. (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #53892: Great, really clever, but misspelling maraschino as marachino, while it didn't affect your links, sent me off trying to make a group with marachino and any other words in the wall that I wasn't familiar with, or looked as if they might be missing a letter. (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53865: Enjoy your day bloss! And yes MovieBuff it is 3/4 from the collection. (5 days, 22 hours ago)

DoubleHappy @ #53892: Great grid. Shellfish AKA Molluscs (6 days ago)

Moondog @ #53890: Alternative to NES - Sega Master System, fits with Saturn and Genesis. (6 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53900: Very, very good.I loved the Anne group, though I nearly failed to untangle it from the other name group. Excellent. Thank you (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Est289 @ #42675: Liked it! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Est289 @ #9430: Nice and easy (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Fam @ #53741: @bigz, a breed of dog I think. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

bigz @ #53741: What is a redsetter supposed to be? (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Malcontent @ #53915: It was doable and tricky, but seems a bit clumsy, somehow (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Zielonka @ #51028: ocj weioß nicht wer ihr seid aber ic hhabe eure mütter offiziel gefickt und das ist mein beweis schwartz auf weiß (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Est289 @ #24: Liked this. Thank you. (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Est289 @ #31: Loved it! Thanks! (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53910: Well done, Mister Tom (south of the border!) (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #53910: Even south of the border that wasn't taking long ;-) (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53657: Loved it! Thanks! (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53911: Nice one! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Kit @ #53874: I needed another hour or two for any hope with this one! Good but those clues were decidedly puzzlers! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53901: Stumped by this grid! Well done! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53903: Really liked this grid! Thank you! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Nighteyes @ #53903: Nice pm red herring. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Fam @ #53907: What’s the connection on the Pearl line please? You have lots of different words in the description. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Freddgar @ #53903: Very good grid, nice and easy. Thanks for posting (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Tirosh @ #53856: @Phil Oh interesting!!! I'll add that as a possibility! Thanks for letting me know, and good catch! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

bloss @ #53904: cool! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Aladdin @ #46035: Fiendish (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Aladdin @ #46601: Too obscure for me (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Aladdin @ #47316: Petre surely? (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Fam @ #53904: Wow, went from thinking I would get nowhere and giving up, to getting confetti with 6 seconds left on the clock. Clever idea and a nice, if challenging for me, contrast to more typical grids. Ty. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

d @ #53901: I recognized pretty much all the connections but the red herrings were layered so thick I didn't get any groups so I ended up with 4/10. Well made. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

d @ #53874: 7/10 but satisfying as hell. Keep em coming WV! (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53895: Nothing wrong with the grid - I just couldn't solve it. Well done. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

mateo @ #53895: Really bad grid. Sorry (6 days, 7 hours ago)

Wtf @ #53861: A nit is an egg not a louse, tempAH is not a homophone of tempER, the song is do-re-mi, and who is rowland?, bad,bad,bad (6 days, 8 hours ago)

bigz @ #53687: MIsspelled Hajib Otherwise well made grid. Enough disconnects to run out the clock. (6 days, 8 hours ago)

chris chapman @ #15242: Liked that one. Fairly easy 10 for me (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Malcontent @ #53861: I enjoyed that more than your last sequence wall. It's a shame some things are too long for the squares, but good overall. Thank you. (6 days, 9 hours ago)

bigz @ #53669: David, the creator is correct. Norman, Angevin, Plantagenet, Lancaster... (6 days, 9 hours ago)

Fam @ #53885: Very good. Got there eventually. Ty. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Aetees @ #53842: Well my Twice likes to send me down completely the wrong road but excellent all the same. (6 days, 11 hours ago)

MovieBuff @ #53842: This piper's son found it a jewellery of a puzz, now I fancy a cup of coffee. :-) (6 days, 11 hours ago)

MovieBuff @ #53884: I was oh so close but so many options. Very clever and fiendish unless you get a lucky early line. A true challenge, thank you (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Fam @ #53884: This is hard enough even when it’s sorted into rows. I didn’t even attempt it beforehand because these short word puzzles are the hardest for me. (6 days, 12 hours ago)

MovieBuff @ #53865: From the collection? :-) (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Hamburger @ #53869: Nice grid, cheers. (6 days, 12 hours ago)

bloss @ #53842: good theme! (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Buzzelli @ #53874: I got 1, loved tik-tok [did not get it tll revel] extremely cryptic, alpha centauri, betelguese, sol, sirius, rigel. Did I mention I GOT 1 big happy (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Fam @ #53882: Nice Buzzelli. Just missed the connection for the Alfie line. I was thinking Alfie Boe. (6 days, 13 hours ago)

scarfer @ #53861: such a fun one!! thank you (6 days, 13 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53879: Very good, got two lines and all four groups. Thanks! (6 days, 13 hours ago)

Hamburger @ #53872: Excellent grid. (6 days, 13 hours ago)

Hamburger @ #53874: These are cool. I'm not very good at them but I always enjoy seeing the solutions. Cheers. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53874: Very good - Lorna good (that is a compliment!) (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Roy @ #53550: (6 days, 14 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53865: I only got two points, but knew nine of the clues, so I will take a little pride. As a Wizard of Oz fan, I loved the inclusion of Frances Gumm. Thank you! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Hamburger @ #53842: Great grid. Tom-Tom is also a drum. Cheers. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53878: Nice one TimC. Thanks! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53879: Thanks Hamburger! Fun grid and tricky enough to still be pleased when I got it. You kindly threw in a couple of ‘ins’. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53842: Excellent! it took me a minute to see what was happening, but then an 'aha' moment struck, and I got my confetti. Thank you! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53843: Wood, Wort? I see what you did there, very clever. (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Est289 @ #53859: Tricky but good! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53874: Thanks Fam, I like making more complex grids, and I can tell you, these are the taxing ones! But once they're done, they're done. I'm happy you enjoy these! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Sharon @ #53752: Got a bit confused, not sure what the turnip has to do with anything and in our house Santa eats mince pies and drinks sherry not milk :) But did it with 56 secs to spare so bring it on Barry!! (6 days, 14 hours ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53874: (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Fam @ #53874: Another great one WV. Got all the groups but missed a connection and hadn’t appreciated the complexity of the link in the Mona Lisa group. Wd! Ty (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Corrrector @ #53843: thanks Viv, and he said frankly my dear I... nother tme, nother name. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

dave @ #53861: poor, very poor (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Kruptos J @ #53847: Enjoyable TY (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #40858: Nobody ever commented on this but it was another good one. Quite straightforward but satisfying to complete. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

film buff @ #53843: As they say...tomorrow is another day (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Terry @ #53865: I only shop in Lidl (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Corrrector @ #53843: I don't think he was pd more pd off and venting a his annoyance (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Nicky @ #53822: Satisfying start to the day! Ta. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Terry @ #53869: I got the citrus fruit group straight away, but struggled with the others. One criticism - I'm not so sure Cate Blanchett was actually born in Spain. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Fam @ #53863: Bah, you totally got me. Lots of similar terms to confuse. Good grid. Ty. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Terry @ #53838: Ant - You are incorrect in what you say, as Huw Edwards doesn't actually have a face. Its CGI'd for the telly. And Rita C is in fact completely bald, but wears a wig. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #53872: Only managed 2/10 but great wall. Ty. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Fam @ #53865: Pretty tricky towards the end but good. Ty. (6 days, 16 hours ago)

barry womble @ #53865: Tremendous. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

film buff @ #53865: : ) (6 days, 17 hours ago)

quodlibet @ #53852: Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the Olympic swimmer you're thinking of was named (Caeleb) Dressel, not Dressler (6 days, 17 hours ago)

bloss @ #53865: Hi Jmelb! A big day for us tomorrow.. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Dave @ #23593: Good grid (6 days, 18 hours ago)

kanatacus @ #27183: It's spelled 'espresso'. Expresso isn't a thing. (6 days, 19 hours ago)

ffilm buff @ #53861: Nicely usurped, TY (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Kruptos J @ #53842: Nicely done TY (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Kruptos J @ #53843: Liked it but did you have a nightcap?? (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Kruptos J @ #53833: A nicely challenging version. This style has also been practiced earlier and in several incarnations so Stjohn's is a welcome take on the style too. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Jmelb @ #53811: I will see if it is on youtube (6 days, 20 hours ago)

looseefred @ #53861: A series within a wall, fiendish indeed. Had to learn cryptic crossword solving within a 3 minute timer, managed a meagre 2 points! (6 days, 20 hours ago)

phil @ #53856: Interestingly, "___ tight" is an alternate solution for the "___ dry" category — air-tight, high and tight (military haircut), hang tight, hand-tight (as opposed to wrench-tight). (6 days, 22 hours ago)

haywood @ #53855: Good work. I got 7/10 (6 days, 22 hours ago)

haywood @ #53859: I liked it, even though I only scored 5 (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Omegaman @ #53769: Well it worked for me, thank you. (1 week ago)

Midge @ #53861: Hard to read - clues don't fit in boxes and letters are missing. Still doable, and fun clues, but please edit. (1 week ago)

AMX @ #28438: Love it LinkGrid! Science & Words: That's my fructose based sublimation, infant!! :D (1 week ago)

Avenger @ #4416: Still not fixed the artists/ painter answer - 🖕 (1 week ago)

TPoser @ #29212: Great quiz, was racking my brains for ages on the surnames one. (1 week ago)

TPoser @ #31976: Excellent and inventive (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53859: Surprised myself by getting that! Ty. (1 week ago)

bigz @ #53638: Glad so many know the stops on the Glasgow underground London, OK; Paris, passable; about any other city, you gotta be kidding. (1 week ago)

bigz @ #53631: Locksley. Not smoked salmon. Locksley. (1 week ago)

bigz @ #53630: Missing one L in Sevilla Throws the group off as it is either a neologism or a purposeful misspelling. Difficult and not good. (1 week ago)

bigz @ #53629: Chrysler isn't Chrysler any more. And, it's only number 7 worldwide. If you were going to go brands, you could have picked better. Nice confustion with the states and rivers. Not much confusion otherwise. (1 week ago)

bigz @ #53628: Not tough and just plain bad. (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53847: Great! Think it might be my first confetti of the day ( though sometimes I skip it anyway as I can’t be bothered typing the connections). You seem to have set off a bit of a flurry of this style grid today 😀 (1 week ago)

scarfer @ #53846: I really enjoyed this one. fab job! (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53851: Thanks! (1 week ago)

alex und shkelzen @ #44127: geht (1 week ago)

alex und shkelzen @ #41715: war gut (1 week ago)

alex und shkelzen @ #44018: scheißse (1 week ago)

dgms @ #53846: Thanks (1 week ago)

Midge @ #53844: @buzzelli thanks for the explanations. There were4 things I'd never heard of (2 in 1 group) and they would have bugged me.@fam Thanks for asking. (1 week ago)

spoon @ #53807: This was good. Took me a bit to get the ruck category (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53846: Thanks. I think the clues are pretty good. Got most of them and thought the bread and jam clue was good even though I missed it. Only thing that threw me was that one of the lines started on a two letter word, and through my own stupidity I confused D with M. Wd. (1 week ago)

Midge @ #53844: Scraped 10. (1 week ago)

Midge @ #53842: Great fun, thanks. (1 week ago)

Midge @ #53846: Ok, but it needs editing/refining. Some nice clues/themes though. Take a look at few other sequence walls. (1 week ago)

Midge @ #53846: Ok, but it needs editing/refining. Some nice clues/themes though. Take a look at few other sequence walls. (1 week ago)

Matt @ #53828: Very good - challenging (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53844: Ahh, thanks Buzzelli. Kind of you to add that. Had some of them, like the scamp line for example, and the yolk clue which I loved, but definitely ignorant on some of the others. Ty. Look forward to more. (1 week ago)

Malcontent @ #53846: Very Good ideas, but clues are too wordy, and a couple are really badly written. I still managed ten though. (1 week ago)

Matt @ #53833: Superb! (1 week ago)

Pookington @ #53822: Yes! Loved this one! :) (1 week ago)

Buzzelli @ #53844: Hope this helps (1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #53842: Very good! 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 week ago)

Matt @ #53829: I only knew 'hour' from its group, stumped by the rest. Happy with 7/10 (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53774: Liked it! Thanks! (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53789: Brilliant! Really enjoyed this! (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53827: That was great! Thank you! (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53829: Liked it! Thanks! (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53713: This one was good too. Put the Claire group together but didn’t know connection. (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53844: This was good. Could see where you were going but couldn’t get all the clues. Last two were partly guessed. Looked up some stuff but would be nice if you could give brief explanations of stuff that can’t be looked up directly. Thanks for posting. (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53842: Great grid! (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53833: @StJohn, so I’ve fallen prey to the wacky nonsense you usually experience so if you or anyone else reads something out of character it’s probably not me 🙂 @Pookington, wow you’re tough on yourself. Have you been watching VCM on Taskmaster? It’s brilliant. Her interaction with Alan Davies on a task last week was hilarious. (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53843: Simply marvellous. Though I missed your namesake and only got as far as John Denver leaving. (1 week ago)

Pookington @ #53833: Ach, this one was annoying, because I had to take points away from myself. I technically guessed the "Barton" line correctly, but because I hadn't really understood the clues, I decided that if I was actually a contestant on OC, Victoria would not have given me the points. Therefore I didn't feel that I could give them to myself. So I got 7. Excellent grid! :) (1 week ago)

TRIFFIK @ #53843: That was fun! TY (1 week ago)

TRIFFIK @ #53842: TomTom - hahaha. Enjoyed that, ty (1 week ago)

Pookington @ #53829: Thought I was never going to get this one, but then it all suddenly fell into place, and I scored 10! Umm...the "West" clue is a bit dark, isn't it? (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53833: Okay, ignore my previous post. I've changed my mind, and no longer want to see this kind of grid. (1 week ago)

O @ #53833: Right on Charlie Brown! St.John - you are a disgrace! (1 week ago)

Charlie Brown @ #53833: Yes, I agree with Mixu Paatelainen and Malcolm Tent. C'mon, Ian St,John, get your facts right! (1 week ago)

sas @ #53821: I'd say too many red herrings for the tops -- guernsey is also a type of knitwear, also, not all knitwear is associated with tank top or sweaters -- I would allow more options such as 'warm outwear' or 'clothing for torso' (1 week ago)

Mixu Paatelainen @ #53833: Okay - I have issue with this grid. An ape is NOT a monkey. A person from Finland is a Finn, not a Fin. Interesting try - but doesn't work. (1 week ago)

Ant @ #53838: The newscasters could all go in each of the categories, so there are 24 possible correct groupings. For these to work you need have a single correct grouping, or at least a clearly most obvious one! Otherwise, I like the ideas. (1 week ago)

Boris Johntone @ #53838: Brillo-pads (1 week ago)

Malcontent @ #53833: Great, but took me so long to read all the clues I had to start again and I still only had 11 seconds left after solving. The centre of Offaly is FA or the gap between F and A, which delayed me a little. (1 week ago)

C3PO @ #53838: Difficult, but pretty decent. (1 week ago)

Malcontent @ #53824: @Starfairy - thanks! I've edited now. (1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53833: Nicely Done! I got 7/10, and in the fourth group was trying to work out the clues around fin, but the fourth letter eluded me. Good variety of clues and a fun grid, thank you! (1 week ago)

Cecelia S @ #53838: Super grid. Thanks (1 week ago)

3 *** @ #53833: "knocked up" as they say, and I/we am/are - me, myself and I. My name went toxic for some reason. (1 week ago)

Tabitha @ #53828: Brilliant concept (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53833: Well, it was a valiant and enjoyable effort. You must have had one on the construction line as otherwise you knocked that up very quickly. Btw, do you think you should see someone about your split personalities? :-) (1 week ago)

Hannah @ #53833: @ Fam - I do not think I will, this is WVPuzz's domain. I think one from me is sufficient, I do not wish to compete [be shown up] or dilute the quality of this genre (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53833: Thanks St John. The more the merrier for me with this style. Got all but the See the Sea line but obvious now. (1 week ago)

Me @ #53768: Hello (1 week ago)

St John @ #53833: @WVpuzz, hope you do not mind me having a go? (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53828: Thanks WVPuzzler, I may jot down some ideas if some come to me, and credit you if I manage to complete and submit one. I often find with grids that I have a couple of reasonable lines but then struggle with ideas/clues for the others. (1 week ago)

JD @ #53744: Need a smaller brush (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53829: Nice little head scratcher Hannah. Got two lines but all the connections immediately once the grid was resolved ( beforehand I had wondered who Anne Barr was ). Wasn’t familiar with the expression, ‘a bum’s *’ but am now. Thanks for the cheers from last night. I can recommend M&S Crémant de Bordeaux if you like a tipple ;-) (1 week ago)

starfairy @ #53823: Enjoyed it, especially the Sun line:) Could you put the categories in the answers? I didn't know where some of the names were from. (ADMIN - there was a glitch when I put the fourth answer in and it didn't move through and let me rate it. Thanks) (1 week ago)

TR6 @ #53825: so many comic alternatives, well done thank you (1 week ago)

starfairy @ #53824: Nice one TY (Edit on the Jack answer?) (1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53828: PS...Do try one; they are immensely satisfying when they are finished LOL (1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53828: They're sometimes difficult and, yes, I do start from end to beginning. In this grid, for instance, in this grid, the abominable snowman and Broadway musical lines were pretty much done in my head when I sat down to type it up. The other two came fairly quickly, but sometimes you have to wait for inspiration to strike. And sometimes, after I think I've finished, and submitted the grid, I look at it, and say 'nope', and edit it on the fly hoping no one plays it before it's perfected. This one was no exception, and two clues were changed after posting. Their replacements make the grid much better, in my opinion, at least. (1 week ago)

starfairy @ #53825: Nice one, real Baron! (1 week ago)

Jen @ #28625: Gordon is spelt as Ive written it here in each of these answers!! (1 week ago)

Jen @ #28625: Gordon spelled like this in each of these four cases!!! (1 week ago)

TRIFFIK @ #53829: Always love a Spandau reference!! TY (1 week ago)

TR6 @ #53811: Hiya, if you can get the chance to see the programme "who do you think you are" {British] there was an episode with Judy Dench I am certain you would like. (1 week ago)

Jen @ #28625: Gordon is spelt as Ive written it here in each of these answers!! (1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #53829: Nice straightforward grid. 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53828: Haha, yes I noticed you were spacing them out so I’m always thrilled when one pops up. I would try one myself but I don’t think I could do it justice. Are they difficult/time consuming to construct? Do you start with the end word in mind and work back? (1 week ago)

starfairy @ #53828: Difficult and fun for us, and spot on from you. TY (I guessed Asbo :D) (1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53828: Thanks, Fam. The only real difficulty is coming up with single letter clues and trying to avoid too much repetition. I'm glad you like them, and I think I have a few more in me yet, though, I'm trying to space them out with more conventional grids. (1 week ago)

Hannah @ #53827: Reminds me of Lisa Stansfield's biggest hit song. thank you (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53828: These are getting trickier WVPuzzler. Are they getting more taxing for you too? Thanks for posting. They’re some of my favourites. (1 week ago)

Baron @ #53825: The cars ...just no (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53827: Haha, dead fun and quick. Ty. (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53807: Couldn’t figure out the rain or eel lines but the latter made me smile for its variety. Ty. (1 week ago)

Malcontent @ #53824: Nice wall. I got stuck trying to fit twixt into the wrong group, then saw why it doesn't fit. (1 week ago)

Hannah @ #53822: Very pleased to see well constructed grid with a twist 5* [I only scored 1/10 but it did not spoil my enjoyment] thank you (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53816: Fun and crafty mix. Enjoyed it. Thanks (1 week ago)

Fam @ #53822: Enjoy a grid when you don’t work it out entirely but the links seem so obvious once the grid is resolved. Nicely disguised ( for me at least ). Ty. (1 week ago)

TRIFFIK @ #53822: Fun! Thank you (1 week ago)

Vicky @ #66: I enjoyed this one :) thanks! (1 week ago)

Est289 @ #53821: Great grid! (1 week ago)

Hannah @ #53798: I always get my cod and nectarines mixed up, makes me a lousy Chef de Cuisine (1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #53816: Nice and easy, good spread of subjects, a red herring or two. Nice touch on the Size line. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 week ago)

Austin @ #22558: needs pair for duos category (1 week ago)

Hamburger @ #53796: Nice grid. Not familiar with the medicine group. (1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #53798: That stretched my schoolgirl French! Merci (1 week ago)

Only Oz @ #53811: Come on, have a laugh! (1 week ago)

Elon Musk @ #53810: I will use this to get to mars. Thank you (1 week ago)

Daddio @ #52634: YESSIR LET'S GOOOO - was looking for Tracy Morgan Freeman in there but pulled it off (1 week ago)

Daddio @ #52647: LET'S GOOOOOO 10/10 (1 week ago)

Daddio @ #52700: Ohhh I like it - couple good curveballs (1 week ago)

Daddio @ #52724: I am too dumb to put together a stool, much less know drugs (1 week ago)

Daddio @ #52756: Oh yeahhhh this felt realllll good (1 week ago)

Moondog @ #53358: 10/10 57 seconds. Great for schmucks like me but I'd bet the smart ones are looking down their noses at it (and me) (1 week ago)

Danneau @ #53757: That's a nice one, I liked that. Thanks! (1 week ago)

bigz @ #53581: Perhaps more explanation for the last group? To me, it was architectural features of buildings. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #53720: Need to widen the answers as cider brands wasn’t right and neither was rubbish. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #53709: The leaf line are also trees. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53805: Good red herrings, but only two groups made sense, two were completely spurious. (1 week, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53547: I fail to get the 3 letter codes aside from Manchester. Are they airports? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #53792: Another good one, nice spread and a red herring or two. The Class line did for me 🤔 You win 10-4. Thanks for posting (1 week, 1 day ago)

TRA @ #51198: phd access, I don't think I have any, so bye (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53801: Extremely easy - I think I missed a couple of red herrings- but didn't accept the terms in the explanation as links for two of the line. Odd (1 week, 1 day ago)

Vicky @ #44: The first medium I was able to complete on my own :D (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hannah @ #53512: @ Fam, À votre santé ;-) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hannah @ #53782: I changed my mind from the small sonata to a place of libation but forgot to change the grid as can is a word on it's own rather than sona (1 week, 1 day ago)

Vicky @ #11636: Really enjoyed this one :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53782: Good grid. Didn’t get Cava line but the fact that I had Crémant tonight helped with that line. Ty. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53512: Where are you St John? Are you going by other names or taking a break? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #53782: What was wrong with sona? It was scarla that was new to me. I've only ever heard it called scarlet fever. But yes - good grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dd @ #38245: Too hard and obscure (1 week, 1 day ago)

Vicky @ #2917: I enjoyed this one! :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #53787: Good grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53795: Very good. Can't believe I missed the wall group - did it in a grid two days ago. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #38231: Enjoyable (1 week, 1 day ago)

Kit @ #53594: That really made me think! Thanks for posting! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53788: Enjoyable, and clever, but too much pop culture knowledge required for me. I scored 7 by guesswork. (1 week, 1 day ago)

dgms @ #53791: Fun. It looks easy but has complications (1 week, 1 day ago)

Susie @ #53727: Hmm...Pumba's a warthog ;-) (1 week, 1 day ago)

BG @ #16796: BGfiendish (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53787: Very nice. Straight forward. Thank you. (1 week, 1 day ago)

dagoba @ #53776: I don't know what you took out, but that was still hard - maybe there are too many long clues for me - my eyes were swimming while I looked for hidden words. I feel I should have seen the groups and links I missed. Clever and I can't argue with the links. Very good. (1 week, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53527: Mellophone and serpent................................. (1 week, 1 day ago)

BG @ #30514: BG thanks. fiendish (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53781: Hard, not fiendish. I got 6. (1 week, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53526: dogleg, maybe last leg, other 2 made no sense got it by sheer luck but no prayer on the leg circuit. (1 week, 1 day ago)

BG @ #52920: thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

BG @ #44352: it should accept BUNNY. Energizer Bunny (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #53690: nice (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hannah @ #53787: I am a silly moo today, thank you (1 week, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #53782: Good grid, but...you might want to swap Sona for can. Thanks for posting (1 week, 1 day ago)

JM @ #53777: The Arsenal players' names are spelled incorrectly - Vieira and Henry (1 week, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53512: Threw me with gin sling. I kept going for shot, not sling. Wasted my clock. As per usual, good job. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #53787: Excellent grid, nice spread of subjects, only saw 1 red herring. Straightforward, but beat me hands down. You win 10 - 2. Thanks for posting (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hannah @ #53786: I liked that especially the Sahara Desert, East Timor or River Avon line *feud? thank you (1 week, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53499: Certainly tough but solvable. Connections, well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad by me. Never would have thought of the abbreviations, no matter how long I had. Well thought out. (1 week, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53494: Uber-specialized categories. Wisecrack must be an "in" joke and is totally lost on me. Maybe a good grid for Poli Sci majors or modern history specialists but kinda lost on the general public. If you were aiming at just high degree of difficulty, you scored. (1 week, 1 day ago)

St John @ #53783: 4 cracking choices, nice and easy thank you (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53776: Edited now (not saying what I took out). I hope it's clearer. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53776: Should I edit and remove that group? (1 week, 1 day ago)

dgms @ #53776: Loved it, but I agree, too many Arthurian items. Maybe ditch the actual Arthurian line and put something else in. I loved those red herrings in the other groups, so it would be a shame to lose them. (1 week, 1 day ago)

puppi @ #53779: good grid but I am clueless about the Ray line [apart from Ray that is] (1 week, 1 day ago)

BabyJane @ #53779: I really enjoyed this, thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

chris @ #53775: Wensleydale, not Wendslydale. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hampton @ #53735: Good solid grid (1 week, 1 day ago)

DBH @ #53775: Absolutely agree that Kraft is perhaps not quite right in the cheese group. Would also say that, unless you are familiar with 'Haworth', you would not be aware that the first syllable is pronounced 'how'. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53766: Well constructed, but not interesting for me - two groups based on very similar subjects which I have absolutely no interest in. (1 week, 1 day ago)

DBH @ #53776: Really clever BUT in the time allowed, it is not practical to have so many red herrings for one particular group. So, yes, I agree absolutely with Malcontent. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53773: Ok ideas, but hard to solve when you misspelled Aotearoa as Aotearea, so I thought that group was a red herring, and was looking for more hidden words. (1 week, 1 day ago)

puppi @ #53775: Smeg head - enough cheese????? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Chester @ #53773: I saw and assumed but one should not presume. It did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. :-) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53776: Clever groups, but so many King Arthur red herrings made it almost impossible to see the actual groups. I only found two lines. It felt annoying rather than challenging. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #53773: @Chester, yes but the TR6 was a broad hint for you though? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #53775: Kraft processed cheese spread Cheese ?????? (1 week, 1 day ago)

jack @ #42198: I enjoyed how three categories fit a general theme and the fourth one didn't (1 week, 1 day ago)

Roy @ #53748: (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dd @ #28634: Hotels, v good! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dd @ #27341: Very hard? Enjoyable (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dd @ #47961: Chocolate hobnob seems a bit cheeky. Scottish fold a little obscure (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53748: Fun straightforward grid. Ty. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53758: Nicely themed, thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #49330: I liked this one lots! Officially I got 7, but I gave myself 10, because I think "alcohol" works. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Chester @ #53773: agree with steve, but thought the de soto was great. much Acclaim (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53773: Liked this. Thanks. Thought what the spitfire group might be but took me a while to get the right combination. Just the right amount of accessibility in this grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Chester @ #53769: Elizabeth Regina, God bless the Queen (1 week, 1 day ago)

steve @ #53773: five stars... but the watchmaker red herring was a bit mean (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53763: Fairly easy but a nice mix. Ty. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53765: Yep, Curry group pretty obscure. Meant nothing to me. Rest of grid good. Ty. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #53769: Probably more common in Melbourne (well, especially my bathroom). (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53764: Nice grid. Ty. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53769: Interesting different angle. Don’t know if curl and dry work so well for a UK audience as those things wouldn’t spring to mind for me but the whole grid works well. Ty ( though I didn’t get anything haha ). (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #53238: Cardinal points? (1 week, 1 day ago)

JD @ #53248: A semitone up is not necessarily a sharp, neither semitone down a flat I'm afraid . . . (1 week, 1 day ago)

guido @ #53766: yo elk i would dm you on discord to tell you that this puzzgrid was pretty good but youve not been online in many months coming up on years and i am very sad ;(;(;(;(;(;(;(;(;( (1 week, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #49534: This one was pretty brutal! :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Murdo @ #53765: I agree, David, but the Curry line was just a bit too far into the niche. It can be a tough balance. (1 week, 1 day ago)

David @ #53765: Fun, thanks. The Curry line was inspired in its obscurity. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hamburger @ #53763: Cool. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spencer @ #53748: Incredibly fun! Top stuff. (1 week, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53763: Good grid, the 'surging' group stumped me, but it was fun, thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53762: Let's hear it for the ladies, thank you for the grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53764: I'm happy I at least knew the groups, even if I couldn't sort the clues. A good, tough grid. Thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Tirosh @ #53762: Fantastic grid all around! Nearly had me stumped, solved it with one minute left. (1 week, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53758: Good grid, got 6/10, and now I feel like having spaghetti. Bravissimo! (1 week, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53748: Very clever, good construction! Thanks for posting and for the confetti (1 week, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53527: 10/10 Very nice, thanks! (1 week, 1 day ago)

UStralian @ #53753: Please mark the correct language. (1 week, 1 day ago)

UStralian @ #53758: Nice, but I was marked correct for giving "football players" for the Truffa category (1 week, 1 day ago)

Uberlije @ #53766: Hey, I'm such a big fan of your puzzgrid, keep up the hard work mate (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nicki Minaj @ #53766: OMG IS THAT TRUMP!!! I'M SUCH A BIG FAN OF HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE!!!!!!!! Want to like hang out and buy me a car? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Albert Einstein @ #53766: Not even relativity can explain how bad this is (1 week, 1 day ago)

Nicki Minaj @ #53766: Hey, it's Nicki Minaj here, and you love what you've made here barb. Just remember to STAY IN SCHOOL!! Love you! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Trump @ #53766: Literally replaced by me (1 week, 1 day ago)

girlboss @ #53766: this is so cool and creative because thats so cool and like your so funny omgggg (1 week, 1 day ago)

Obama @ #53766: Hey it's the real @Obama, and I think this is really cool and classy. Keep it up young lad! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Steven Hawking @ #53766: I came back from the dead to tell you this is bad. I am right because I am smarter (1 week, 1 day ago)

Elon Musk @ #53766: So very bad (1 week, 1 day ago)

Elon Musk @ #53766: This is so bad. Will not come to mars with me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jeff Bezos @ #53766: wow, this was phenomenal. I would like to see more content from @Elk, he definitely has the brain capacity for creating these 'puzzgrids' (1 week, 1 day ago)

A smarter person @ #53766: omg this was so good, I would recommend this, and you can trust me because I am a smarter person (1 week, 1 day ago)

A smart person @ #53766: I would recommend this, and you should trust me because I am a smart person (1 week, 1 day ago)

Lochster @ #53766: This 'puzzgrid' is so good! You should definitely try to complete it (1 week, 1 day ago)

matt @ #53758: Great wall, ty (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53761: Good. Very clever, but too cryptic, one link too obscure to spot, one that's hardly a link and Zen isn't a homophone for Zehn (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53761: Not for me. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Hamburger @ #53748: Top grid. Had fun solving this one, cheers. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53758: Good, general knowledge based grid. Clear and properly logical, without being totally obvious. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53758: Nice wall, thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53703: Very good, but Tony group was a bit of a cop out. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53738: Great. Good red herrings. Thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53740: Good grid. Thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

d @ #53724: loved this one, got a 10 but it took until the last guess for me to catch the math connection (1 week, 1 day ago)

DoubleHappy @ #53692: FYI Immortal Beloved's central character was played by Gary Oldman. (1 week, 1 day ago)

DoubleHappy @ #53692: (1 week, 1 day ago)

DoubleHappy @ #53734: Enjoyed, thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

spoon @ #53748: Maybe add "relatives" as an answer for the category it can apply for (1 week, 2 days ago)

spoon @ #53741: Idk if there is a way to fix the capitalization but it totally gives away one category without knowing what the actual answer is (1 week, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53450: No red herrings for your ectomies. None elsewhere for that matter. 33 seconds to complete. Your earlier one wasn't great but took longer to read through. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #53744: For posh people? Rather a sweeping statement. (1 week, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53448: Thanks for the extra time. (1 week, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53446: Another good job of construction. Enough to make me want to cheat to get the Peck group correct. Finally did so by accident. (1 week, 2 days ago)

David @ #53757: Great grid, thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

paul @ #53750: danke (1 week, 2 days ago)

Duries @ #31957: big man (1 week, 2 days ago)

Duries @ #33032: very nice puzz grid mate (1 week, 2 days ago)

Vicky @ #53293: I enjoyed this one :) thanks (1 week, 2 days ago)

Vicky @ #53332: really enjoyed this one :) (1 week, 2 days ago)

Rhetoric Fan @ #53748: I miss identified the royals line by calling it "monarchy." (1 week, 2 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53748: Very nice (1 week, 2 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53751: Good grid, nice mix, at least one red herring 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Puzzbotfly @ #53734: Thanks for your comment but if our grids were that related, I would have been able to solve yours :). They're great but usually too in depth for me. I'm sure there's always seasonal grids put out so we'll be seeing some movie monsters, demons, death etc. Cheers. (1 week, 2 days ago)

TALLPAUL713 @ #52969: Nice grid 👍 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Greg Hurst @ #53751: A good one! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Aladdin @ #46898: Hmmmmm. Not sure about the villains category. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53745: Good grid but way too tough for me. Too many red herrings/crossovers, I spotted seven horses. The answers don't explain what a scurry is. You win 10-1 Thanks for posting (1 week, 2 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53748: Excellent grid, the scales fell with the Preston clue. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53737: Tough one! Good job! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53744: Tricky one! Thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53749: Tough one! Well done! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53748: Great grid! Thank you! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53738: I spent most of my time trying to figure out who the fourth female singer was! When I saw the group I did figure it out. Excellent red herring! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53741: A ray is not a line. Also startlingly easy, in part based on uneven capitalization (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53748: Nice and straightforward. I kept misreading one thing though, so was very confused about my final group, for a moment or two. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53698: I liked it! Thank you! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53700: Nice grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #53702: Great (1 week, 2 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53719: Should take "cats" (1 week, 2 days ago)

JD @ #53260: Like greek yoghurt - strained ... (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53742: Nice andeasy to solve, but difficult to match the specific wording of the links. I disagree with two of the items being put into two of the categories, but realise it's a matter of opinion, and I solved the groups anyway. None of the things in the bull tail stew group is necessarily tied to the link term. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Coli @ #10425: Terriers (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #53732: Very nicely done! I'm very annoyed at myself for not figuring it out in time. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Coli @ #10433: Utter tripe. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53740: Good wall. Nice ideas, and some devious redherrings. I'm not sure anyone but me will know Brook though. The Germane line was sneaky. (1 week, 2 days ago)

David @ #53704: Fun grid, thanks. 2 of the naughty list actually passed well into the 21st century (although doing their most notable work earlier). (1 week, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53422: Gone in 44 seconds Not enough red herrings (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53735: 7/10 agh. It was going so well for me until trying to find the Olympia link. Olympia was the only one I knew that fitted the link, so no hope. Very good (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53738: Good, but one group was, visually, an obvious group, even though I didn't spot the link until I'd solved the wall. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Tom @ #45897: Intriguing and clever (1 week, 2 days ago)

Ur mom @ #52652: It’s very educational for children to learn Spanish ! (1 week, 2 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53735: Poor Errol, poor David, if they only knew you were faithless :-) (1 week, 2 days ago)

Higgins @ #53662: Actually I liked the grid, neat, simple follows all the rules. In the south east region of Bavarian, Munich and towards the Austrian boarders the pronunciation of 'Herr' is more like 'Hur'. Presumptuous to assign regional pronunciations and accents of other countries based upon your own preconceptions, It is close enough to my ear to fit the grid and cannot [as far as I can see] to any other groups, so why pick at it? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jaded Mineral @ #53662: Nice fun grid! "Herr" is pronounced more like "hair" so isn't really a homophone for "her". (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53735: Ah, I always had a crush on Rik. ty (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53734: A good selection there! ty (1 week, 2 days ago)

veroocha @ #53735: Finally got the confetti, thank you (1 week, 2 days ago)

veroocha @ #53676: Concur with other comment (1 week, 2 days ago)

veroocha @ #53428: 5***** again (1 week, 2 days ago)

veroocha @ #51962: 5***** top quality (1 week, 2 days ago)

Duffy @ #53728: Your explanation for the group that includes Maggie could be a bit more detailed. (1 week, 2 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53729: I did not see yours before submitting sorry. Enjoyed this thank you (1 week, 2 days ago)

veroocha @ #53730: thank you (1 week, 2 days ago)

Kaphc @ #53706: Loved solving this one, thank you! (1 week, 2 days ago)

veroocha @ #53731: I solved the wall but was not sure why so all in all happy with 6/10 thank you (1 week, 2 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53734: *Something to get your teeth into* (1 week, 2 days ago)

Puzzbotfly @ #53721: Hey, that was great. Nice red herrings and laughed at Oscar in a can. Just confettied it with 12 seconds left. (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53601: That was fun (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53726: Very, very good. I only got six, as I've never heard of Wings, and kept putting All Quiet, in that group instead. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Roy @ #53706: (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53726: No, it didn't have anyone really known to us : ) (1 week, 2 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53725: Good one, I enjoyed that, failed on a few. The Apartment, one of Jack's finest movies, viewing wise that is. Thank you (1 week, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53717: Very good.hoc group was fiendish, until the line was resolved and I remembered Latin. (1 week, 2 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53726: Was thinking CC in Nosferatu???? nah. Shh will not give it away. thank you for the confetti (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53725: Thanks! A couple of cousins dropped in over the weekend but in general, making and solving fewer. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #53728: Nice grid! I snatched a lovely 7 from the very jaws of zero! Huzzah! :) (1 week, 2 days ago)

buy ron @ #53725: Well I'll be ! Did not Ho there were so many when I did mine. 2 lines easy but looked too deep [Louis Armstrong, Baz Lurhmann, Chevy Chase etc. Thanks filmbuff, I will return the favour before long. Have I seen any of your family recently, I have had a few cousins knocking about. (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53725: * for the hardcore (1 week, 2 days ago)

Tyghter @ #52656: Just want to say I made this grid and it used to be a bit easier but I updated it to be a little more difficult. (1 week, 2 days ago)

K Yost @ #53720: For Cobblers, Butlers, etc... I said "old professions" meaning archaic jobs which I feel is fair. Otherwise great grid! (1 week, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #53685: Unbearable lol : ) (1 week, 2 days ago)

buy ron @ #53646: very good (1 week, 3 days ago)

MRH @ #53698: They’re called homophones (1 week, 3 days ago)

Flutterby @ #53717: Not sure mums fits in the group? (1 week, 3 days ago)

starfairy @ #53713: Nice. Really enjoyed the Claire one. TY (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #29992: this one really was a toify! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #30000: Very good grid, 5/10, couldn't resolve the wall or the, Play row. Good mix and red herrings, thanks for posting. toffy! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #7062: loved this one! not much of a tuphy! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #29154: that last one really was a touffy! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #36949: really struggled with the wales one, im not welsh! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #24111: not going to lie, this was quite easy! looking for some toughies! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #10711: wow that last one was a real tougly! (1 week, 3 days ago)

aidan clements @ #4155: this one was a toughy! (1 week, 3 days ago)

plainplane @ #53706: Nice and satisfying to solve - especially since all the categories were shapes (1 week, 3 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53713: The first songs is ludicrously obscure. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Chester @ #53711: very nice (1 week, 3 days ago)

veroocha @ #53710: Whigfield brill (1 week, 3 days ago)

veroocha @ #53706: good (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53709: Good ideas, really well constructed, but act doesn't sound like acht, sechs and sex are only just close enough to pass (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53709: Good ideas, really well constructed, but act doesn't sound like acht. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Ade @ #53620: Perhaps I’m just an old fuddy duddy, but I really don’t like it when serial killers are part of what should be a light hearted and fun quiz. (1 week, 3 days ago)

chris @ #53706: Excellent quality grid and not to difficult. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53705: Last was just mean. Never heard of it - I thought it was a red herring/typo. Good grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

Joe @ #53698: not unique. Rose and Daisy could be swapped into the flowers group (1 week, 3 days ago)

Yussa @ #53685: That was tough but good (1 week, 3 days ago)

Yussa @ #53703: That was kinda good, I am not ...inst tricky puzzles and I liked the use of ric (1 week, 3 days ago)

Yussa @ #53702: becoming a little trickier. thank you (1 week, 3 days ago)

Yussa @ #53700: Also nice but simple. I hope that is not how you are feeling (1 week, 3 days ago)

Yussa @ #53698: Simple but nice (1 week, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #53393: Missing U in Papua, missing an L in Picadilly, and it's Angel not angle proofread, then submit (1 week, 3 days ago)

David @ #53689: Really enjoyed these today, Thank you. (1 week, 3 days ago)

rokoko @ #53693: poor taste (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hannah @ #53676: Oooh that was sneaky. 'I' was left with 7/8 to disseminate. I thought the dark one was a group not person, I thought wrong but love his song (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hannah @ #53665: I liked that (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hannah @ #53688: Sweet (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #53669: Very neat. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Stephanie Williams @ #53695: There's a typo that makes one of the links quite tricky to get. (1 week, 3 days ago)

C @ #53581: Last answer makes no sense (1 week, 3 days ago)

Anastase @ #53687: Good grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hannah @ #53666: 10 to 6 brilliant, give yourself 100 balloons [any color] (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53666: Great grid, good ideas. Nice and logical.However my inner pedant has to point out that you CAN'T give 110%. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53694: Very good. I don't think it's fair to have Ho without Westward, as that's the name of the place and without Westward there's nothing to connect it to the link properly - I still found that group and the link though. I'm kicking myself over the Les Misérables group link - I'd have scored 10 if I'd just made the obvious guess, though I only knew one definitely fitted it. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53693: (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53693: Quite good. Nice and simple (1 week, 3 days ago)

film buff @ #53692: : - D (1 week, 3 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53692: I remembered your 'song' (1 week, 3 days ago)

film buff @ #53692: Amadeus was easiest (because I had that group tucked away too) and GG was hardest - all of it was good! TY (1 week, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53688: Nice and easy grid for a Sunday morning. Nice mix, couple of red herrings. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 week, 3 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53692: *for film buffs only* - a little harder than it looks (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53690: Nice and easy except the solo group. (1 week, 3 days ago)

russian letter @ #28230: i thought head of state was good (1 week, 3 days ago)

Gloria @ #32609: meuglement (1 week, 3 days ago)

Gloria @ #51707: Godo (1 week, 3 days ago)

yourmom @ #53358: great quiz (1 week, 3 days ago)

yourmom @ #53681: Giving myself extra points in my mind because it didn't accept a few answers. Good quiz otherwise - couple tricky ones (1 week, 3 days ago)

Damon @ #53689: Engaging thank you (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53666: Super grid. Great ideas, lovely mix of themes. Cracking start to the day. Thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pookington @ #53394: Another fun one! :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Pookington @ #53544: Absolutely buckets of fun, this one! :) Not sure the extra time was necessary, but not unappreciated either. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53687: Really good, but am I missing something? Couldn't either Ganges or Yangtze be swapped with Irrawaddy, giving the grid three equally valid solutions? (1 week, 3 days ago)

David @ #53662: Thanks that was great. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53684: Great as usual! Ty (1 week, 3 days ago)

Damon @ #53669: that was neatly executed (1 week, 3 days ago)

David @ #53669: Nice grid thanks, but shouldn't it be Normandy (proper noun rather than adjectival form)? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53687: Very nice grid. Ty (1 week, 3 days ago)

David @ #53684: Great, fun grid thank you. My first confetti of the morning. Didn't think it needed the additional time, but top marks nonetheless. (1 week, 3 days ago)

David @ #53685: Great fun, thanks. Shop thwarted me, with its different pronunciation from the rest of its group. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Gloria @ #53534: That was really good. I got a couple lines but got stuck on the last two. It was really hard to finish the last two. then anthony went over to the couch and fell asleep but his glass tipped over and got ice on the ground. my mom had to pick up the ice cubes. then i typed all this. ty. (1 week, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #53684: yay! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dani @ #51674: Really good!!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Gloria @ #52989: I'm embarrassed at how much I sucked at this grid. (1 week, 3 days ago)

kryten @ #53684: increasing "smug" mode to maximum (1 week, 3 days ago)

kryten @ #53627: engaging "smug" mode with 4/10 (1 week, 3 days ago)

yoshi @ #53670: it had an element of surprise (1 week, 3 days ago)

yoshi @ #53681: good puzz , I got the needle, 3 connections but the damage was done (1 week, 3 days ago)

yoshi @ #53682: another great puzz (1 week, 3 days ago)

yoshi @ #53680: The Broons a great puzz (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53613: Re below, Molly definitely works. Winni, though, I'm less sure of - it's almost always Winnie. (1 week, 3 days ago)

d @ #53627: I'm also quite content with my 2/10 (1 week, 3 days ago)

scotts03 @ #53616: Enjoyed this one. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Tbone @ #53677: Lol commenting on your own quiz using the same name. It wasn't great (1 week, 4 days ago)

aidan clements @ #53677: omg this was so good! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mouse (D.P.) @ #53649: Almost done in by red herring. Good grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53673: Yellow reggae?! (1 week, 4 days ago)

kondja mia @ #53661: Bom teste. Obrigado da Grã-Bretanha. (1 week, 4 days ago)

DBH @ #36551: Air is one of the four elements. Not wind. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kaphc @ #53651: Great wall, good to have lots of short words. (1 week, 4 days ago)

R Burns @ #53609: If you like tis idea, try 40578 and 41022. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Chase @ #32895: this was awesome (1 week, 4 days ago)

R Burns @ #53609: If you like tis idea, try 40578 and 41022. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Chase @ #23411: Got it with 47 seconds left, my greatest achievement on this site, haha! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ade @ #53619: Blithe (1 week, 4 days ago)

Chase @ #53534: enjoyed! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Chase @ #53616: Loved this one...very different! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53646: Amazing. I only got 4. Thought the funky homosapian group must have been Hitchhiker's Guide references, and not a clue about the miller group. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53646: Amazon. I only got 4. Thought the funky homosapian group must have been Hitchhiker's Guide references, and not a clue about the miller group. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53650: Good ideas. I have few niggles - I see that feather goes in its group, but with completely different logic - it doesn't make a phrase with the link. Weather or shuttle would be more pleasing. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53650: Good ideas. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53642: Great grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

haywood @ #52969: Good grid bud. Tricky but doable, through elimination (1 week, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #53355: Your numbering sequence on Carnival of Animals seems out of whack (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53632: Lovely. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53603: Good, thanks! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Adam @ #53620: Didn’t like the hidden instruments being a mix of start and middle and end. Better, I think, to be all start or all middle or all end. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53601: Good! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53646: Awesome grid! :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53638: V. Good. Took me a while to separate the three lines I saw, but I got them in under 2 mins. My guess of Football Grounds in Scotland for the last (Partick) group didn't pay off though. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53639: Clever, with nice ideas, but impossible for me because some ideas weren't carried through logically. For example Euler is a scientist - the constant is known as 'Euler's number', never just Euler, so oiler doesn't work in a group of homophones of mathematical/scientific constants. Was looking for a group of homophones for scientists and homophones of constants or just letters. Would be an excellent grid if things like that were edited to make sense. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #53612: Great (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #53632: Excellent fun (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #53358: Nice (1 week, 4 days ago)

Hampton @ #53632: Good blend & some more unusual groups. Ty. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53638: Good grid, nice spread of subjects and at least one red herring. Tripped up on the Stetson line. You win 10-7. Thanks for posting. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lindybeige @ #53633: The names of the four people is NOT a category. I typed 'surnames of BBC presenters'. That is a category. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lindybeige @ #53631: Like the last two I played, the definitions of the categories was such that it was near impossible to get full marks. I wrote 'Robin Hood characters', 'cabbage', 'biscuits', and London hotel restaurants' and got nothing for any of this. Otherwise, would have been a good puzzle. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53632: Another brilliant one! 5* (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53631: 5* thank you (1 week, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53628: Really easy to solve. Poorly worded links. Worst example was that chocolate etc. group - they aren't just sponge cakes, but cake, food, flavouri and ice-cream weren't accepted. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #53601: Needed crossovers (e.g. Years, Rings) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53619: V.good wall. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53619: Nice! I got ten, even though I've not heard of all the films. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53620: I failed at this. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53621: I got five - couldn't sort the Camille line from the north by Northwest line. I thought there was a Hitchcock group there and didn't know the films well enough to see the Camille group link. Very good. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53630: Never going to happen. 1/10 by lucky guess and like Malcontent I only knew 2 in that group. Fiendish isn’t for me. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53626: I got seven. Loved the Cryer group (I didn't know the exact link). The Paisley group made me laugh. I missed the Scowie Water line link - it looked like there was a much more obvious link for it, but that was a horrible trick. I think that's not really fair. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53610: Good! Liked it (1 week, 4 days ago)

MRH @ #53629: Brands surely (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53630: This is a complete rip off of JmT's impossible one. It's not as hard when I knew what to look for, but the rehydration group entries are quite obscure only knew two. (1 week, 4 days ago)

MRH @ #53628: Need to singularise accepted answers (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53618: Rubbish (1 week, 4 days ago)

JerseySusanna @ #53628: Thank you - got it quickly for once. Couldn't the flavours also apply to ice creams? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53627: Utter nonsense... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53624: Not good.. Especially the Monday one. Lunacy linked to Monday. I think not.. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe @ #53625: Era is not a unit of time. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53627: I also got 2/10. And a sore brain. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53627: I think it was an achievement to get 2/10. Blimey! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53618: Very clever but much too fiendish for me. Only got 2. I'm hopeless at finding the groups when they're more than two steps of logic away from the clue. Not sure honda works that group though - it'd a word that goes with, rather than a synonym or alternate. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53617: Evil. Too many confusing vomits. Very good. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kaphc @ #53614: Nice wall with a couple of good detractors (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kaphc @ #53622: Good connecting themes, I thought that a couple of the groups didn't fit too well together so I struggled a bit (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53622: For once I saw what I needed to see, and more. Ty. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53619: If I got 7/10 it’s got to be a medium. Ty. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53618: Blimmin’ ‘eck, it sure was fiendish. Not a chance. (1 week, 4 days ago)

JMT @ #53617: Nicely done, if somewhat stomach churning, TY (1 week, 4 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53616: Nice (1 week, 4 days ago)

Till E @ #53579: Enjoyed it TY! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Till E @ #53573: Stj, just ignore. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Kruptos j @ #53589: Liked it TY did you mean surprise? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53556: The Crosby films are well known, so no niche knowledge needed, and the hotels are common too. The birds and the instruments also fall easily within the general category of general knowledge. I did not get either the birds or the instruments, but the fault was mine- I just failed to spot the concealed words. So no, Jim, the grid was far from impossible, just very sneaky. A good grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53587: Well constructed, but too niche and too specific for me. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53613: Don’t know if Molly really works as I’d spotted the others including the red herring. Any alternatives? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53612: Wonderful. Ty. (1 week, 5 days ago)

ratsupreme @ #53440: The ensign etc connection feels very arbitrary, they are not even pronounced the correct way (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53557: Not a clue about TdC, but the rest were easy. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53577: Still laughing : D, thanks!! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53601: Good ideas! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Indians @ #53601: Not PC (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53603: Great grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53605: Tricky but very good! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53609: Brilliant ideas! Thanks! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53610: Excellent grid! Thank you! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53609: Nice change 🙂 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53577: @ Dark Knight, you probably do other style grids by this setter and love them. I’d asked for this style as I find them quite funny and a welcome change every now and again. I see how it could be irritating if you didn’t see what was going on though. Like you say you can just avoid them now you know. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53605: Interesting mix. Liked the idea for the Cury group. I’d actually found the group and thought of that option for Cury but didn’t didn’t think of the others. Might steal that idea for another grid if that’s ok. Ty. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53603: Straightforward but led me to look up the Turing **** and now I know why the film was called that. Ty. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Chase @ #53544: Very nice (1 week, 5 days ago)

Chase @ #53594: Excellent, as always! Thank you :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53599: Liked that. Managed 7/10 as I thought there were Lords in there. Thanks. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53601: Nice grid. Ty. Is this 3 star btw? - if so I know you’ll be interested to know you mistyped Magnificent ;-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53577: Worst grid I’ve seen in weeks. Oh well, each to their own, I’ll just avoid this setter in future. (1 week, 5 days ago)

dave @ #53566: A quiz site, not a platform for political doctrine (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53577: No. Just - no. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53595: This would have been challenging enough for me without the crossovers 😄 Some super talented people there. Ty. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53595: I'm not sure whether I liked this or hated it. Got one line, but all four links. Obviously don't know enough about these actors/writers. The redherrings/crossovers were great, I just didn't enough fit it together. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53566: Solving the grid was very easy- two groups were obvious and one hung together as 'positive things internationally'. Two links weren't great - one (peace) where items could fit umpteen different links and another (Black Sea) you'd need to be a mind-reader or ridiculously lucky to get right - I got lucky and scored a point for guessing Ukraine for it. I got 7 but not because the grid made sense to me. (1 week, 5 days ago)

3 *** @ #53580: Very good indeed, Vacillated between food, music or liberals and ended up with just 4/10. Thank you (1 week, 5 days ago)

3 *** @ #53581: Very good indeed. well done (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53594: Sorry, clicked submit too fast! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #53594: I can't believe I got this one! This was a very awesome and challenging grid! Yay you! :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

3 *** @ #53594: Very happy with a full house, ty (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53594: Ah, too tough for me this one. Got some but not enough. Could you add the answers for the Foremost in Chicago group please. Thanks for posting! (1 week, 5 days ago)

3 *** @ #53589: This is not a particularly good example of a grid and certainly not the style or quality of a gridlington grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

3 *** @ #53318: @bigz - you are wrong (1 week, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #53318: the jewel and tire groups need help (1 week, 5 days ago)

d @ #53544: I've really been enjoying this style of grid. When you know what form to look for it allows for harder clues while remaining very satisfying and solvable. I got a 10 but it took me down to 30 sec and the penultimate guess with lots of thought expended along the way. (1 week, 5 days ago)

David @ #53358: Great, fun grid thank you. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53589: @Corrector thanks. I can see the purpose of the system but it’s not without its flaws as if the first few people mark a grid down then it likely isn’t seen by a wide enough audience who might mark it up. I’m not saying this is an outstanding example. I was just curious. Is Pink Table Gridlington? I can’t keep up. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Corrrector @ #53589: @Fam, the stars are awarded by players, if the star quality falls below 3 or 2 and half the grid id no longer shown on the front page. To see these you have to select the grid quality at the top of the screen. The level of difficulty may also alter from that originally set again depending on the difficulty stars settings chosen. NB gridlington has been a quality and honourable setter for a long time. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53573: Good grid, nice spread of subjects, several red herrings. 10s all round. Thanks for posting (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53579: Crikey, I’m getting confused with who’s who. Maybe this was set by St John. Or maybe Gridlington is St John. For all I know there are only about 5 people on this site each with numerous names! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53589: Can someone tell me, if a grid gets marked down does it get taken off the main page? I did this on the main page but now it doesn’t appear. The connections are very loose but I imagine if someone knew politics and history and saw the theme they could possibly get it ( with a bit of wordplay and guessing thrown in ). (1 week, 5 days ago)

Kay @ #53510: Wow, I did not know a SINGLE ONE of these. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53589: Too tough for me ( only the dam line ) but you did put it down as fiendish so some might get it if they clock the theme. Made me read a little anyway. Thank you. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53557: Tricky indeed, woo was the give away for that line. Got two other lines. Tristan was a good red herring. The other 4 were obvious. Didn't know the Gough line. You win 10 -7 Thanks for posting (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53586: Don’t waste your time with this one. Spam. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Reg @ #53577: Needed a laugh! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Reg @ #53573: @ Sedge Just as kids computer games are uninteresting and unknown to many regulars. Stop trying to narrow down the structure to something you are comfortable with - and stifling creativity and difference. The idea is to stretch your brain. (1 week, 5 days ago)

gridlington @ #53579: Yep, very good thanls! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jo @ #53562: UN = Gates + China (1 week, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53577: Bit of fun, couldn't solve the wall. Got all the connections, by guesswork. Thanks for posting (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jo @ #53563: Dont you just mean new world order? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53579: Fantastic grid! And I can say that even though I only scored 3/10. St John should like this one. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jo @ #53566: Aims of UN? Naive (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53577: Well, luckily the grid was resurrected because of the comments otherwise I would have missed it. Wow, refreshed twice but still didn’t make it all. Bhat oven and Mild Cormorant lines were made but couldn’t figure enough of the other two to make it, though I knew the connections. Thank you, and sorry for the extra enemies accrued 😄 You seem to be getting a right pasting this afternoon! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Matthew Farnham @ #53553: This is the best Puzz Grid EVer! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52015: This one was loads of fun, and to my total surprise, I got ten! :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

kpot @ #53575: Got this. thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lloyd @ #56: Not a bad grid apart from the two unusual words which rely on obscure knowledge rather than working things out. (1 week, 5 days ago)

DBS101 @ #53484: @D @Midge Galactic Basic Standard, known in-universe as Basic, is indeed from Star Wars. One of those things that people never say the full name of- even I didn't know that's what it was short for, I've only ever heard Basic. It was after getting for the programming languages, along with Java. (1 week, 5 days ago)

kpot @ #53562: Russia - NATO? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lloyd @ #53557: Any fool can choose four lists which require VERY specific knowledge. How about making a grid that you solve from first principles e.g. by placing hidden PATTERNS, or something a little more stimulating, so that there's something to 'work out' using your brain, rather than simply recall. Your grids are just endless lists. Have you seen Only Connect? (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53577: @ Lloyd - not a troll - this was made by request. If the grid is no longer on the first page, it has been marked down because I appear to have annoyed someone or some people. (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53573: Well that's me been told off then. It would seem I have to learn how to make grids based on first principles [not entirely sure what that means] and think. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lloyd @ #53577: I hope you're a troll. That was a total waste of your time making that. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sedge @ #53573: Are you a troll? If not, please check out other grids, which involve working things out from first principles rather than knowing the names of alcoholic drinks (harder to make grids I know as it involves thinking). Not every adult drinks and some of the players here are under 18 (UK) or 21 (US). (1 week, 5 days ago)

ur nan @ #42365: yooo me again sup (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53575: Fun even though I missed two groups. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53559: Nice mix of novel groups and crafty crossovers made this pretty difficult. Managed 4/10. Ty. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hampton @ #53512: Very enjoyable (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53573: *for* (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53573: said previously [at The Dog & Partridge, beer is my favourite tipple, but have served them all professionally foe decades] ... hic! ....pardon :-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53556: Noooo, well yes, but there’s no such thing as disguising them too well, that’s the point! 😀 I’m just annoyed with myself because every time I either forget to look or look but still miss haha. Wd! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53573: Hmm, are you sure there’s not a bit of high brow trolling going on here? And have you got a drinking problem St John 😄 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53574: I really liked this grid! Thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53559: Too hard for me (scored 3), but v. good, I think. Gave up trying to solve when I realised it needed knowledge of Bond, sport and pop music. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53556: @Fam Did I disguise the hidden words too well? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53557: Too tricky for me.Only got 6/10. Opera group was easy, portico was harder to sort from the others.Knew the Tricki-Woo and inaccessible line links,just couldn't separate the groups.good (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53556: I’m annoyed with myself, but I really shouldn’t be annoyed with you. Me 4/10, you 10/10. And I looked so hard! Saw a couple but didn’t persevere. One was staring me in the face for heaven’s sake! 😄 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53557: Yes it was fiendish. Got two lines and one connection. Aren’t we due a few more Korma Rants :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

dgms @ #53556: Good, but the brand name is Britannia Hotels, not just Britannia. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #53550: Easy but fun! :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Big jim @ #53510: Very fun and entertaining grid even if it was quite straight forward. Thats what these grids are about, fun and a bit of something different (1 week, 5 days ago)

Edwaldo @ #53533: You're right, removed Amazon! Sorry! (1 week, 5 days ago)

JerseySusanna @ #53544: Brilliant thank you - love this style. Just got it with no lives to spare! (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53556: That was good, nice mixture and red herrings. ty (1 week, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53556: @ big Jim. Viol is an instrument, an entire family of instruments, in fact. They're still used. I don't see a problem. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Big jim @ #53557: not sure how many people you think would know the 4 islands of Tristan de cunha! or the names of the 4 rings in wagner ring cycle.... some may but we are talking very very few. Incredibly tough grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53537: Dibble lost me - only ever heard it called Dibber. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Big jim @ #53556: a grid thats just impossible. Viol as an instrument... well got no chance with stuff like this in the grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53528: Good. About to google H..., but then Ben's comment came to mind and lightbulb moment. Liked snap as well. wd ty (1 week, 5 days ago)

StinkyPete @ #53548: Doh! Apologies, the Cash group now corrected. Thanks for the feedback. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ben @ #53528: Brilliant. Not sure I would have got far if I weren't myself Mancunian, but nothing wrong with a tough group. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ben @ #53527: Loved this. Challenging but achievable, a few red herrings, some slightly obscure answers. Spot on. (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53537: Stumped again! But I came away with some knowledge, and I liked the trick in the 'scaffold' group, one of my favorites. Thanks for the grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53548: Ditto, pls check your accepted answer. I tried it twice, once because I thought I had typed wrongly secondly with upper case. (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53545: Got it, excellent grid! Thank you, Hamburger, for the insight. (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53548: Good grid, I like the use of the 'phantom' group, the only issue I have is that the 'Cash' answer doesn't work, so I gave myself the point. Thanks! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53545: I guess the clue was in the name. Brutal grid. (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53510: Very nice grid, the only thing I got was the Rick Roll. Thanks! (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53526: The only group I recognized was the birds, and that's not even right. As for the show, the only presenter I remember was 'Dickinson' when I watched it years ago. This grid was a stumper, but a good one, thanks! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53537: Got two then forgot to look again 🤦‍♀️ Thanks Kruptos. (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53550: Very nice, took me a minute on 'Box 20', but I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell. Thanks for posting! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53524: Only got the band ones, good grid wd. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53537: actually that is a fair call, I will add them! (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53550: Nice indeed [box 20??] ty (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53533: I think it was still obvious to try that one in there. People might talk of an Amazon *. Good grid I thought. Stumped me. (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53538: Nice - double bluff? (1 week, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53546: I highly recommend this grid! Thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53537: Solved the wall! :-) at the third attempt :-( A smashing puzzle. Now for the 'not fair' moments. Livestock? - no and 'Roses'? also no. Thank you, I enjoyed it for all that (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53546: Fantastic. Got all but the Tangle line. There’s always something I forget to think about. (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53544: Love these puzzles. Kept looking for your 'modus operandi' then [good job I am not a doctor because I got my cervical tubes mixed up, i.e. trachea.. Thank you WV (1 week, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53533: Amazon? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53550: Nice one Hamburger! My eye immediately drawn to Box 20. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53512: Mother's ruin - I'll drink to that. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53538: Very satisfying as a doable morning grid. (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53546: :-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53532: Good grid. Done by the Dragon line. Whenever anyone throws in one of those or a video game based line it’s enough to make the whole grid trickier for me. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #53546: Oooh, such a bastardy red herring! You very nearly got me with that one! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53534: Good grid despite looking impossible to start. Got two lines then only recognised enough from the other two groups to try to put them in a group together that wasn’t specific enough. Ty. (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53526: ah! I thought you meant Bells or Haigh's :-D (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53544: First one of these I didn’t get in time. Too many clues I didn’t know. Keep them coming though, they’re great! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53526: Ooh, I am actually watching it now! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53546: Thanks for sparing us another HP-extra star for that! (1 week, 5 days ago)

potato @ #51850: A very geographic forward wall I enjoyed! :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53502: Great grid. Thanks! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53510: Haha, good one; Nice Rick roll, was fun cheers. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53514: Really enjoyed it! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53517: Great grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53533: I wonder if anyone ever gets the odeon group correctly? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53532: Good grid. I'm not familiar with pokemon however. (1 week, 5 days ago)

wizzer @ #53513: The shizz is a resteraunt? And "cars" not accepted? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53534: Great grid! Thank you! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53538: Great grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Comfy Chair @ #53533: Amazon is not a delivery company! (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53526: and why not (1 week, 5 days ago)

St John @ #53525: puzz licence? film (1 week, 5 days ago)

film buff @ #53526: I do enjoy a bit of B H, TY (1 week, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #53534: tweasy (1 week, 5 days ago)

film buff @ #53504: Nice and easy-liked your Alsatian line-kept trying to squeeze D in, TY (1 week, 5 days ago)

film buff @ #53525: hi, that's Garnett, nice grid. (1 week, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #53502: assymetrical (1 week, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #53517: My real name is Roger Federer and I don't like to be compared to those other guys, ok? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Coli @ #30378: It's I-Spy. Your whole grid is a failure because of this mistake. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Coli @ #25272: Needs rejigging. Could be great once sorted. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #53332: Metre not meter (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fat Skye @ #53448: Top notch grid there (1 week, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #53265: Not a chance that is a 3 minute quiz. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Brady @ #53521: Weird and sad trolling. Says a lot about whoever did this. (Not the real WVPuzzler) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Avenger @ #4278: Excellent grid - well thought out. Thank you HB. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Rosanna @ #52044: Hooked in by Tulas Trop... great grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53526: Seems like you’ve been having a wee dram tonight. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53525: 6/10 for me. Quick romp through two lines then tripped up, what a sin. wd thank you (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53525: At last! Didn’t miss it this time. (1 week, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #53256: Pier and Peru are both totally wrong (1 week, 6 days ago)

Rosanna @ #53352: Great grid, fun mix of clues. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53516: #53516 has been deleted by me - ask 3 Star (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53524: Very good. Saw the Dwarfs connection but couldn’t see enough of them. Saw the Smiths connection but didn’t see the right ones. And YET again I failed to look at words closely even though I just did your last grid 10 mins ago. There’s no hope. Ty. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Simon @ #53520: Not the real WVPuzzler (1 week, 6 days ago)

Simon @ #53521: I don't think its the real WVPuzzler. Click on their name and only two grids come up. The real WVPuzzler has 80+ grids (1 week, 6 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53517: Nice and easy. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nikki @ #53521: Uhh, you OK WVPuzzler? (1 week, 6 days ago)

mella @ #53523: @Fam - great point. Have edited to make it less ambiguous. :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53516: What the hell is going on? (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53515: Nice, but I never see the globe line. [failed my Eng. Lang 'O' level] passed my Eng. Lit 'A' level though. go figure (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53523: A sad 1/10 for me, but I think the sun line could also be followed by light, boosting my score to a massive 2/10. Thanks for posting. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53523: good but I lost my head searching, wd ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53510: I see floating things before my eyes and it makes me happy. Now back to the grid......ooooh ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53515: Dave didn’t like it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53515: Nice one. Yes, the globe group also had me stumped. And yet again I kicked myself for not looking at the words more closely if I can’t see a link 🤦‍♀️ (1 week, 6 days ago)

Dave @ #53515: What an absolute crock of (1 week, 6 days ago)

david A garcia @ #53448: Love the style. Super good! (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53516: gone, removed (1 week, 6 days ago)

Daniel Stares @ #53516: ???????? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53510: Wow! Memory lane. Great grid! Boogie and Run around were much easier to spot. I couldn’t actually tell the other two though I know them. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53517: 12 clicks and confetti. Very neat grid. Ty. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53520: here again? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53512: This is it! Great! ( needed a refresh of course and you were very generous on the Shabeen line ). Ty! (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53519: I think I have seen a few like this before (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53516: 😂😂😂😂😂 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #53516: I got stuck for ages on the ostrich clue. Then I realised there was no ostrich clue, and I just don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Then I solved the puzzle and gave myself a lollipop for being so clever. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53507: 6/10 for me. I was also stuck on thinking ‘little’ and threw in a wild ‘Kate’ for another. Ty. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53504: Chuckle like Boris the Animal (1 week, 6 days ago)

tcpankratz @ #53520: These clues don't make sense. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53502: Nice to have a grid that allows you to get 10/10 every now and again. Thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53503: Only one line on this, on the strength of remembering Tubular Bells and other records in my brother’s collection. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sarah Louise Horobin @ #53513: Check your spellings (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53517: I enjoy the use of words that look similar at first sight as a minor trick. have done this many times myself.. nice grid ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53504: Only managed two lines, the more popular stuff, but I know how many beans make five ;-) (1 week, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #53230: Second worst. Your other was more niche and what the hell is deadname? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Ted @ #53504: (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nick @ #53517: Hey, women can wear all those hats. Any hats! (1 week, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #53226: how niche can a wall be? (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53516: Raspberry, singular could be raspberry tart. Did not wish to confuse (1 week, 6 days ago)

Iain @ #53512: Messy construction, very samey. Zzzzz. (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53517: 10/10 - cute puzzle (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53515: The globe group had me stumped. Good grid! (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53516: This was good fun! I got 7/10 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Even @ #53516: Incorrect spelling spoil this as it makes it unfair even if you've got the link. Without giving too much a way it should be "Raspberry" and not "Raspberries". Also, it's just the same idea repeated 4 times. Needs variation to be interesting. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53507: Shakespeare was my first group too. Good grid, I thought. (1 week, 6 days ago)

VCM @ #53502: Good One! Great to have a medium grid that was medium (1 week, 6 days ago)

Sarah Louise Horobin @ #53514: (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53512: A bit confusing initially, then an easy ten after spotting the first group. Fun though. Well done. (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53516: Did you hear Bow Bells as a nipper? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53515: Excellent - a nice mix. I particularly liked the globe group. (1 week, 6 days ago)

josh @ #53429: this one is perfect! uniquely diverse with its categories (1 week, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53504: @ St John. Hahahahaha (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53481: Thanks Midge, the last one you mention is not a 'great' film to be sure, nor a well known/remembered title, but there are some terrific lines in there plus cameo performances from Gene Kelly and Bing Crosby. Plus Yves Montand saying "cockle doo doo" and includes Frankie Vaughn. Well worth checking out. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53507: must put the light on... well crafted. two lines relatively easy, just needed identifying. got the Webster connection just not the right ones. did not get Shakespeare group as I was thinking "little" ty enjoyed (1 week, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53484: @D I assume Basic here means Galactic Basic, from Star Wars. It's a bit of a fudge, if it's that, but that's all I found except for the computing term. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #53512: Yeah! :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53507: well crafted. two lines relatively easy, lust needed identifying. got the webster just not the eight ones. ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53507: I suppose it depends on your frame of reference. It was actually the first group I thought of. Apologies that you found it tough. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53481: Good. Liked wall theme - big fan. Got two lines straight away. Saw one other link but couldn't sort out the other two groups. Love the Potato Chips film, but that's the only quote I really recognised from it - if you'd also had ' cherry pits in her head' and 'tried to sleep in the bathtub' I'd have solved the wall. Didn't know the last link (my heart belongs to daddy) as I've not seen that film. (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53510: This was a fun one (1 week, 6 days ago)

JD @ #7434: verbs? hmmm synonyms worry? more work neede on this (1 week, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53507: Good, but logic of the Shakespeare group link was very vague for such specific link words. (1 week, 6 days ago)

tcpankratz @ #53440: The yes connection is pretty hard (1 week, 6 days ago)

tigermoth @ #53394: I don't think the clue for young fox is correct (1 week, 6 days ago)

tcpankratz @ #53448: Really fun concept! (1 week, 6 days ago)

D @ #53484: BASIC is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming l******s whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use. The original version was designed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz and released at Dartmouth College in 1964 (1 week, 6 days ago)

D @ #53484: What is Basic here? Google isn't giving me anything (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53504: I'm sensing a theme haha! good puzzle. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53503: I liked that, my type of music plus your mellotronic sense of humour. ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53502: Simple but good, Glad I change my mind as pay control did not feel right. ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53504: Fair warning Midge [no offence meant] (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53502: Nice quick grid. I enjoyed it. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53484: Good. Fluked getting 10 - didn't know the full reason why basic fitted into its group, but your link terms were generous. Thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53499: Thank you. Glad some people like it. Hope calling myself 'MidgeMusic' was enough warning that this might be a bit of a themed wall (no one warns me about the sport ones or the 'who won a bafta in 1979 ones though). (1 week, 6 days ago)

Roy @ #53448: V V V good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Dogma @ #53499: I spotted the Eine Kleine group, because the composer was a linkthe other day. Cornish Corsairs made me see the rest of its group. I couldn't separate the other two and still couldn't spot the final link - maybe it's too well hidden to give anyone a chance? Very tough, a bit niche, but good. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Syuhax @ #53358: Nice one, just the right level (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53484: Elvish - excellent! (1 week, 6 days ago)

dgms @ #53499: My head just imploded. Very good. I got two lines, and three links (if I allow myself G & S, which you didn't- I shouldn't have been lazy and used abbreviations). The mice line was impossible, but great. I ought to have known there was a hidden word line, but they didn't leap out even though the group was so disparate it HAD to be a hidden word one (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53499: Gilbert, yes - the rest no. Tough especially Mice line. ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53499: A tough one! Got me stumped by a couple of lines and i failed to make a full connection. I enjoyed learning with this one though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Flanners @ #53448: Love the concept, still takes some thought even when you crack the pattern. Great grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53478: Good, you led me down the herbs garden path. ty (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53430: I knew most of the links but couldn't put the groups together so only got 4. Nice idea for a grid though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

wizzer @ #53478: Ah Parsley the lion from the Herbs! Nice grid thank you (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53432: Some real facepalm moments when i saw the answers here (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53484: A lowly four for me on this, but more through stupidity than bad puzzle making. A great grid, thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53494: Only 2/10 here. (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53478: sorry will correct must be a typo (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53484: Oh very good! I keep kicking myself for missing things. Every time. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Matt @ #53478: Nice grid, wasn't aware of Parsley the Lion or tea as a shade of green but satisfying to solve Also 'guacamole' wasn't accepted (1 week, 6 days ago)

Matt @ #53467: What? (1 week, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53446: Really enjoyed this, thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53448: Fantastic. (1 week, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53473: Good proper red herring which I had completely failed to notice. Thanks for pointing it out! (1 week, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53479: Er, no. (1 week, 6 days ago)

gappy @ #53407: I'll confess that walls where all 4 solutions require the same mechanic are less enticin to me than a lot of players here, but this is a very good example of a single-track board, well done. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mr DR Shaw @ #53372: Sorry to upset all the opera aficionados and spoiling all of your fun. I have edited the grid now so as to not upset anyone else who attempts to have some fun with this grid. May you all have a blessed day (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53478: What a delightful little grid! Thank you! (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53479: Loved this, even though I only scored three (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53477: I thought at first that this might be a joke grid but I grouped them on what looked like went together and guessed what they were and turns out they were all right 😀 Thanks for posting. I’ll make do with a DB11 if I win the Euromillions tomorrow. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Aetees @ #53358: Excellent (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53473: Very nicely linked! It looked like you had dedicated a link to Victorian politics at the moment ; ) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mrsbusman @ #53448: Great grid! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53473: All good links but for some reason I was completely blind. Great when a grid can do that. (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53397: Do you know I think you are right. They are funnier in print, somehow not quite so crass or obvious. Though I know these films inside out, I must confess to laughing more as I researched and wrote them down. Thanks for the kind comments - now what is next in the pipeline? (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53407: I really liked this. It was tough at first, but it unravelled nicely and i got a confetti. Woop woop (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53465: Nice little mix there. Ty. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pesto party @ #53407: nice grid thsnks (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53465: Very nice grid, got 7/10, thanks for posting! (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53473: Had me stumped on a couple but really enjoyed it (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53473: "Nice and Friendly" (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53472: The linking words don't seem broad enough for this. There's also a couple of typos (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53397: Had a little look at this on the basis of film buff’s comment ( I can never solve them ). The lines somehow seem funnier in print. ‘Notice anything unusual about it?’ It’s made me want to dig out an old film and watch it with my mum. Very good! (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53437: Got it! Very nice, thanks for posting. (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53437: Thought, I'd lost my touch this morning. But I got this one (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53443: I was stumped by this apart from one line and guessing another when they were revealed. Good work (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53183: WV - I did try, can't have everything. (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53450: Easier than the last one... thankfully! (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53450: Time to put that book away, take two aspirins and go to school. Enough (1 week, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #53447: The Pool group didn't really work for me, and Port au Prince was mis-spelled. I liked the other two groups though. (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53183: Very good grid. I saw the six endings, and whooped, as those are some of my favorite books; I only wish you could have worked 'Treader' in there somewhere. Thanks for the grid! (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53446: Ditto :-) (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53407: My best 'Only Connect' round. I can maybe get one question, if I'm lucky, in the other rounds, but missing vowels are where I get most of my points. Thanks! (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53435: Clever grid, the only group I didn't have a clue on was the 'Callouses' group, but when I saw the answer, I smiled as that is a trick I like to use myself. Thanks for posting! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53450: To my surprise, I actually worked this out. (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53445: Nice grid, I knew three groups, but the 'Sam' group was beyond me. A Very nicely constructed grid, thanks! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53447: Well, film buff gets it, and maybe I do on the basis of Tilly’s comment, but this is too much for my little head in the morning. A puzzle within a puzzle. Time for a cup of tea. ( it’s the whole thing right? ) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53448: I always struggle with these, but enjoy them nonetheless. Cheers. (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53443: 10/10, very nice, thanks for posting! (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53447: A good learning experience, and I have to say that the 'Welsh' group was fiendishly clever. I knew that the 'Cornish' group had something to do with the British Isles, and had the idea of the 'Of Wits' group, I was saying some of them out loud, but that's as far as I got. Nice tough grid, thanks! (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53183: Family members - not fair! I have struggle away on my own : ( (1 week, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53358: Excellent grid, thank you! (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53405: Nicely crafted WD, TY (1 week, 6 days ago)

Tilly @ #53447: the theme was going fishing. (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53446: BabyJane, whatever happened to you? : D Now that has given me an idea for future grids! (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53447: Oh yes! Stj, put your glasses on! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Freeway @ #53447: @Fam @ film buff - just look again (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53447: Nice job, check a couple of your ports - while I go have one! TY (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53446: Some niche knowledge here. Enjoyable though (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53447: Nope, you’ve lost me. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53445: I had fun with two lines the other two did not interest me, but good all the same (1 week, 6 days ago)

BabyJane @ #53448: This was a really enjoyable grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53445: (1 week, 6 days ago)

3 Star @ #53447: Look again (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53448: Nicely done WV. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53440: Straightforward but good. Missed the Ensign connection. Thanks for posting (1 week, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53422: Well it is valid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53448: Found these ones harder but still got the groups. Thanks (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53421: Easy? when you find them! took a little while and had lots of fun looking. A quality grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53447: Typo on Port Au Prince. That seems a funny line for you. Liked the Of Words connection. Ty. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53448: Excellent grid. Well constructed. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. More please. (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53446: Thanks for trying! Gertrude, she was all style. Enjoy your coffee, I am about to make dinner! (1 week, 6 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53446: I didn't do so well. I forgot his first name and then thought of Gertrude, so that line passed me by. Now if you had used ...? well never mind. The Hitch one, I thought "artists" Dali etc. Time for my morning coffee, thank you (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53446: *for buffs who like a challenge (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53439: Nice grid, wd. (1 week, 6 days ago)

ligma @ #52361: ligma (1 week, 6 days ago)

ligma @ #52809: ligma balls (1 week, 6 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53439: Nice (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53397: Oh my, I have been laughing out loud reading your answers - every one gem! That made my day : D : D (1 week, 6 days ago)

film buff @ #53371: Ah, the glamour couple from yesteryear! (1 week, 6 days ago)

slugbiker @ #53362: cute (1 week, 6 days ago)

scowrer @ #53428: This is top class, very well done. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Avenger @ #4268: Since when does synonym fail to be a correct answer for "words meaning to laugh"? Sloppy grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Avenger @ #4226: The voice of reason seems to repeat themselves for no reason! Anon's feedback is valid. One group being nonsense out of 4 is a poor hit rate. (2 weeks ago)

Avenger @ #4225: JMSN - coastal ship parking! No need to explain (as Oddball asks), just don't bother! (2 weeks ago)

Avenger @ #4216: Very nice grid - thank you odesiw 👏 (2 weeks ago)

Avenger @ #4187: Irid - tut tut. Fake news is bad enough. Fake connections are a CRIME!!!! (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #7389: Worth a look in as a straightforward grid with only one group I’ve seen recently. (2 weeks ago)

Chase @ #53362: Great fun, challenging (2 weeks ago)

CJ Thomas @ #42675: Good one. (2 weeks ago)

CJ Thomas @ #53432: Got 6, but it gave me a correct for saying feather! (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #32853: Came across this one of yours St. John, and though I didn’t get it first off I thought it was rather good so worth highlighting for others to enjoy. Once the grid was resolved and I saw the format I still enjoyed guessing some of it. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53435: Some terms I’ll have to google there but good grid. (2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #53372: Three really good groups (though I thought West Side Story was a Bernstein musical, which Sondheim helped out on, rather than being a Sondheim show), but the wall was invalidated by one group that's a nonsense. Operas don't have to be sung through, without spoken words, and being through composed, without dialogue doesn't make something opera. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53432: Great. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

spoon @ #53358: Took me a while to get the "sweet paste" theme. Great puzzle (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #14820: What a crafty and fun grid Mister Tom! From a while ago and yet refreshing. You got me with Dennis the Menace. I must have tried every other combination then ran out of time. Thanks Colin for highlighting this grid. (2 weeks ago)

spoon @ #53362: Great puzzle (2 weeks ago)

P @ #42675: 1.40, big fan (2 weeks ago)

itapitta @ #53358: A very good grid, thank you (2 weeks ago)

Colin Goldsborough @ #14820: Great Board (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53428: Great grid but not fond of the Sequoia line type of connection. Always feel a bit short changed, but I should remember to look for that kind of connection when all else fails. Thanks for posting. (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53406: @Fam the trolling is really quite bizarre and off-putting for what is otherwise a wonderful site. I would have never expected it. (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53424: Good, but Rhubarb? Also veggie and chilli can be swapped . Change chilli to corn. (2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #53428: Rhythm. Not rhythym. (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53424: Managed 10, but never heard of rhubarb as a word for that link. (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53421: Really good. Evil red herrings. Didn't see the heart link before solving the other groups. (2 weeks ago)

K @ #52996: It's spelled Rosie (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53427: @ Malcontent. Saw that one. Gave up filling inlonks once I saw the (not)'opera' (at all) link. Not worth bothering. Decided to do the Threepenny Opera group as a bit of a joke because of that. (2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #53424: Burger could have equally been sandwich, or a wholebunch of other items - not a good group. Rhubarb? (2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #53421: Easy, but enjoyable. (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53427: That was fun, but fairly similar to another music based wall I saw earlier. This one was actually good and uses a real definition of opera though. (2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #53427: Challenging, but very interesting.thank you! (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53409: This was fun (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53425: Great grid, one line had me stumped for the connections (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53424: Tough one, but really enjoyable I only scored 4 (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53424: Rhubarb. That’s a new one for me. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

amarra @ #53425: on a level my thighs are so god damn squishy but this quiz was even nicer than them. unrelated but i am so fooken hot like bruh this donny named andy fully simps for me daily in maths fr (2 weeks ago)

humphreydumphrey @ #53425: This was a very stimulating and great puzzgrid. It really made me think and increased my iq by a factor of 23 (which isnt saying much as i only have an iq of -3, but it really requires a special game to engage me). Thank you for your gift to the world, you are a gift from God. sus :flushed: (2 weeks ago)

P @ #53424: Dammit, managed to break this one, sorry. (2 weeks ago)

Chase @ #53394: This was very good fun! Thank you. The Ks were the hardest. (2 weeks ago)

plainplane @ #53409: Nice. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53422: Don’t know if this was meant for general but worked my way through it. GCSE biology still locked in there somewhere. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53419: This was a toughie. I spent most of the time just staring at it haha. (2 weeks ago)

P @ #53423: Good links, but you need a few red herrings to make it more challenging (e.g. putting a couple of bird names that belong in other categories, like "Swift" could belong to an authors categories, "Sparrow" could be fictional captains, etc.) (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53421: Really nice puzzle (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53421: At last some confetti. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #53181: Don't comprehend Gib but the rest fell into place. (2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #53180: Please add King Crimson to the 21st Century group (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53422: Tough, but managed it in the end. Liked this puzzle a lot. (2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #53179: PORTMEIRION Correct the spelling, please. (2 weeks ago)

P @ #53417: Nice hard grid, though "nationalities" is as correct an answer as "languages". (2 weeks ago)

Jack Lockhart @ #53419: I had Marvel but didn't add characters (2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #53170: The Waterloo image is impossible to discern. Looks more like a fox hunt than a cavalry charge. Appreciate the concept, but, maybe a photo of the monument would appear larger or more distinct? Overall a fine job. (2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #53150: Ladle. (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53416: I only got two here, but kicked myself when I saw the answers (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53358: This was a really enjoyable puzzle (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53411: Well thank you sir. Every day’s a school day on Puzzgrid. (2 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #53414: Shame about the mis-spelling of 'Integral'. (2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #53411: What a great grid. Fantastic, thanks. (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53411: Good stuff. Like the misdirects. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53411: Idiom to say that just because someone is not well educated or educated at all, they are not stupid but competent and sensible in other worldly matters e.g "he may not have read Shakespeare, but he knows haw many ... make five" (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53411: Clever mix up. But ‘how many make five’? Lost. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53404: @Dogma, did you comment on someone else’s grid earlier today? as it didn’t seem like your kind of phrasing. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53410: One refresh and we got there. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53343: @ Fan same here. I thought disgusting processed 'food' full of refined sugar was a good answer. Never heard of Ambrosia Salad, or two of the things in the Lennox group (though I got that link) I think this should have been an American grid not a UK one. (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53372: Kind of ok, but a little samey and the groups don't all work. The operas group is spurious - Hamilton's full title is 'Hamilton an American Musical', and your definition of Opera is musical is simply wrong, or are you saying that Die Zauberflote and Carmen aren't opera? And as that group is undeniably invalid, it undermines the fairly adequate remainder of the grid. Actually, I'm getting less enthusiastic about thus wall the more I think about it, and your reply reiterating your incorrect assertion doesn't make it any less inaccurate. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53263: The Hufnpuf thing, tough hugely popular and successful in the US, it was only shown in the UK for two seasons in 1970/1 on London Weekend TV. So if one is not in the right age group or living in the right area at the time, one wouldn't have heard of it, like me. Midge , the Anderson one of yours is a point in case for me, I am too old and that one passed me by as I discovered beer and other interests. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53263: @Midge, I’d be lost on your wall too but the comments are making me laugh 😂 I did the Banana Splits wall too and looked up the other American tv show. I’d never heard of it and was none the wiser once I’d seen it. I’m not convinced anyone knows it. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53406: I find all this trolling, posting under someone else’s name, commenting (deliberately) under someone else’s name baffling. I mean, what is to be gained? I find it even more bizarre on a puzzling website 😄 (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53263: @Horatio I'll take the criticism for the Zelda group, but thei It-star link was a brilliant TV show! The other day I saw a wall where two groups were characters from the Banana Splits, and characters from another American Kids TV show from the '70s that I've never heard of (never broadcast over here). That annoyed me even more than the 'pacman monsters with the first letter changed' group from another wall. (2 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #53404: Decent grid, but would be better if you had found another imperial measurement instead of Metre. (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53396: @St John - I thought Edward VI was the curve ball for that group because he existed as an actual monarch later. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53407: You made this accessible which is more than I did for mine of the same ilk. I think the key is to make the groups distinct and not to make it so difficult that you put people off. Success on both fronts for you! Ty. (2 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #53407: I love the missing vowel grids. I either figure them out in a few seconds, or I don't figure them out at all. Got 10 in this one :) (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53406: I agree with Pw62 (2 weeks ago)

Pw62 @ #53406: @Midge, user names like commentators names are not "owned" by anyone. I have posted under 30+ names in the past to avoid trolls. There is no way of preventing it. It is not illegal, so I do not think the owners/monitors of the site can use individual email addresses to "warn off" non desirables. One has to put up with it (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53405: V.good. couldn't see the jive link at all (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53406: @St John. You mean you can submit walls under another user's name? Or do you mean the account bus hacked? Not great either way I know I've commented at least once, using another user's name, accidentally, when trying to aim a comment to them, but didn't know you could 'steal' a name. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53407: These are always fun. The smaller the group the more difficult I find, but knowing you, knowing me, the puzzles keep on flowing. thank you (2 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #53404: Navy was fiendish - I've never heard of it. I saw all the links, in 20 seconds, just couldn't assemble any lines. Great ideas .Not sure it works like a wall on the show though. Head and Arm can be swapped with Hand and Foot, so there are at least five valid solutions, and it's virtually impossible to pick the one out of the five valid ones, that you've decided is correct. (2 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #53404: Navy was fiendish - I've never heard of it. I saw all the links, in 20 seconds, just couldn't assemble any lines. Great ideas .Not sure it works like a wall on the show though. Head and Arm can be swapped with Hand and Foot, so there are at least five valid solutions, and it's virtually impossible to pick the one out of the five value ones, that you've decided is correct. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53406: This also looks very familiar, I do not believe this to be the work of Aetees. If I am wrong, please accept my apologies (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51938: Nicely done. Ah! I see an imposter lurking (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53400: @Peter I got the other numbers first. Had no idea about the 13 group, even after the wall resolved. Good wall. Only solved 1 line & 2 links and didn't actually get the full link for the second one taskmaster). Not really interested in any of the categories. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #40760: yes? are you a spirit from the other realm trying to contact someone? (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53396: @Midge - it works perfectly well as far as I am concerned. I assumed the nationalities but that is the beauty of a being a puzzle setter, one can throw curve balls. It works when the player realises they have been duped, yet, find it pleasing and rewarding. (2 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #51495: @ david A garcia - I have no idea why they're called cakes. They taste revolting. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #40760: @ (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53396: Meant to write that as a question @ Malcontent and St John, but started typing in the name box first - didn't notice I'd not corrected the name until I'd posted. (2 weeks ago)

StJohn @ #51938: A (2 weeks ago)

starfairy @ #53397: 6* if I was allowed :D:D Same for your last one! (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53402: Very very good. Sometimes it clicks and sometimes it doesn’t. Got the tarte group but didn’t know why, then got one more group once resolved. Good connections. Ty. (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53396: @St John is Mary I ok there? Tried to be careful about answers that can be swapped. I don't think she can fit in the other group. (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53402: Enjoyable, but I didn't like Fennec in its group, but there were no red herrings for that, so it wasn't too hard anyway. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53381: If you go to your email Jacob you’ll be able to edit your grid if you want. Once you check for spellings, put capital letters at the start of each word, and change out the Noah group it will work fine as an easy grid. I learnt something interesting about chickens by doing your grid! Thank you! (2 weeks ago)

Peter @ #53400: Fun grid. Though once you get the group with *one* of the numbers in then it's obvious which group the rest go in :) (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53396: Oh very good. I too saw Perkin and A.N. Other but was led as[h]tray, even blind to Mary. Congratulations well done. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53388: One for the gamers. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53398: Great fun, it was a bit like a jack in the box at the end waiting to see which groups were what they were or an alternative. Bravo (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53398: Great! You got me in the end with two of the groups. Ive seen Black-Eyed Susan on here a few times but couldn’t remember who/what she was. Thanks. (2 weeks ago)

MovieBuff @ #53397: *this for is purists not puritans* (2 weeks ago)

bah @ #53394: Liked it, liked it, liked it. Got to get my eyes checked, kept reading objects "thrown" at Marry Poppins - I thought... what? Bless Doris but I might have used Dian Dors instead. sorry for the DD entendre, been reading a lot of Carry On scripts recently [too UK for you?] Thanks (2 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #53381: There were a couple of good, valid ideas here. One group is total, pointless crap, one group is easy. Apart from the 'there all in my class' group, which needs removing, it just needs editing for spelling and grammar to make it valid and worth bothering with. No stars (2 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #53381: There were a couple of good, valid ideas here. One group is total, pointless crap, one group is easy. Apart from the 'there all in my class' group, which needs removing, it just needs editing for spelling band grammar to make it valid and worth bothering with. No stars (2 weeks ago)

DoubleDare @ #53355: Honestly, I think this was great. I can't say that my score was good, but the grid certainly was. Very enjoyable, easily worth the five stars. Thank you. (2 weeks ago)

Mr DR Shaw @ #53372: @Ben I'm sorry you didn't enjoy my grid, but isn't that the idea of red herrings? I'd be interested to see the 20 legitimate ways of dividing them up, that is contrary to the normal types of grids we got on this site. Also, an opera is a stage musical or play in which ALL dialogue is sung i.e. no spoken dialogue, so Hamilton is a modern-day opera. Hakuna Matata (2 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #53394: Excellent, love this type of grid. Hadn't a clue about the Sumerian thing. But it sorts itself out once you spot the plot. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (2 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53371: Nice and straightforward because of Freeway group. Found the lines in 45 seconds. Made a (lucky) educated guess at the Aphrodite group. V.good. Thanks (2 weeks ago)

Malcontent @ #53396: V.good, but I saw the Perkin group straight away - if I didn't know that, I'd have got nowhere. Edward VI confused me, but after that, the two groups were obvious. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53394: Thanks. Almost got it under 3 mins but the extra time took the pressure off. Good grid. Was it you who did one in this style before? I like it as even if you don’t know all the clues you can start piecing it together. Enjoyed! (2 weeks ago)

Deutchlander @ #53393: Check spelling please (2 weeks ago)

Ben @ #53354: Loved this. Great job (2 weeks ago)

David @ #53392: Cornwall is not a town. Pokemon marks as incorrect (requires the accent). (2 weeks ago)

bah @ #53378: Tchaikovsky's sixième (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53378: Test of basic French. Tried to get clever and answer in French as I thought maybe it was set in French , but either my French is ropey ( likely ) or the answers are only in English. (2 weeks ago)

Ben @ #53372: Grids where everything essentially fits in the same category are frankly very frustrating. There must be at least 20 legitimate ways of dividing up 16 musicals into 4 groups, making the "correct" answer entirely arbitrary. Also, that's a definition of "opera" I have never heard before. That's what I would call a "sung-though musical", while an opera is a separate genre, which is usually (but not always) sung-through. (2 weeks ago)

Yes @ #53392: Cornwall is not a town it is a county (2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #53363: *very (2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #53363: Some vary nice connections in general. The Abe line isn't a specific enough link, though, IMO. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53355: very clever and most enjoyable [fossils and swans my favourite two] thank you (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53372: Loved this! - Just one line I didn't get. (2 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #53359: Expected zero, got ten! I love grids like that! Nicely done! :) (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53359: Very difficult, but not disatisfying even though I only scored two (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53362: Nice! (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53363: This was really hard! (2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #53355: Definite 5 star wall. Tremendous. (2 weeks ago)

BabyJane @ #53368: Loved this grid, didn't get one of the connections, but it was fun to spot the others (2 weeks ago)

Murdo @ #53326: A good, standard grid. Even the more popular culture groups are just about general knowledge enough for most people. ... However, your desciption of one group was only correct until 1920. Today, two of them are not what you say they are - the other one changed in 2002. Timing is everything! (Sorry to be vague but I want to avoid a spoiler on this enjoyable grid.) (2 weeks ago)

Addison Rae @ #17624: These were amazing, ill add them to my netflix film. 2renegades away" (2 weeks ago)

yanaka @ #17624: i found fun and amusing (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53368: Got 7/10. I Like your name choice Dermatobia Hominis. :-) (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53368: Very good. Strychnine line was well done. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53359: Definitely fiendish for me. Saw seven bigs and gave up. Maybe I will have to reconsider my term of endearment from "Oi you lazy ......., where's my ...... tea", to "cabbage"? (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53352: Nooo! just claim it as the character from the cartoon strip Peanuts/Charlie Brown (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53358: Ah! my first confetti of the day. Just my cup of tea. Thank you (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53352: Yes, I was unsure of that too St John. I think it’s American English but I’d seen it on here a few times so thought maybe people used it interchangeably. Does it really throw that line out? (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53357: had not heard of the poppy, good grid thank you (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53353: Not bad, some a bit hit and miss. ps did you intend a false group of military titles? Captain Blood, Surgeon General, General or Private Practice, Drum Major, Private Care (2 weeks ago)

Vivian V. @ #45954: Laughing at the barbershop Rick Astley link. (Even though I'm vaguely annoyed that the category was mislabeled.) :D (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53352: You [and I] had fun with this one Fam. I was going to chastise you over the porcine enclosure but seeing the answer I like your sty [le]. thanks (2 weeks ago)

Vivian V. @ #46742: Rabbits are from the Order "Lagomorpha" NOT "Rodentia". Mayhaps you could change "rabbit" to "chinchilla" in order to make this puzzle correct. (2 weeks ago)

St John @ #53367: Corin, what the ...hell was that. I remembered after the reveal and chuckled. Bucket Pub? lol. thanks J what a way to start the day. (2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53367: Thanks Jmelb. I haven’t seen them before. Got Cheese line as that was a way in. Seeing as it's quite hard anyway might be kinder to put ‘skin fruit’ so that the word is in the correct tense. And I don’t think ‘body of water’ really describes that word. Rather it could be ‘creates body of water’ as the body of water would be the reservoir itself. I still wouldn’t have got those lines anyway though :-) (2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #53367: Recycling a few of my older ones-hope there are no long memories! (2 weeks ago)

Spencer @ #53359: Great fun, although I'm not sure if it's fiendish. Really liked the preceding 'land' line! (2 weeks ago)

Spencer @ #53355: Thanks! (2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #53351: Learnt something - always a good thing TY (2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #53355: Nice TY (2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #53321: Nice one! TY (2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #53329: LOVED IT! Could just hear Sydney Greenstreet! Thanks (2 weeks ago)

alistair @ #26145: Dunno who Sandra Bollocks is or what the heck 'rent control' is but I got there in the end. Solid puzzle. (2 weeks ago)

two reeds @ #53359: fun grid, though translation line was too opaque for me (2 weeks ago)

matt @ #53355: I should’ve warmed up before attempting this… (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53331: Because it was a repeat of the one before I think. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

matt @ #53330: Good fun! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53355: Only got one line but very clever and well executed grid. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53331: Why ignore? It was pretty good. I didn't know the comedians nor ever heard of tzu, but still, good effort (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53332: Naw, it was pretty good. Missed the black widow line but the rest gave plenty to think about. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53354: really good grid! Well done. I got 5 but should have got them all. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53352: nice grid. I got 6 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53345: Nice line was good (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53349: It's an improvement (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53318: Korma Rant. That was it! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53352: Thanks DoubleDare. I think it’s quite tough so I’m glad you got all of the connections ( at least it’s not impossible ). Always seems easier when you’re setting it. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53354: Stumped me for all but one line but I really should look harder. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

DoubleDare @ #53352: Great grid. Fair and well-crafted, not too easy or too hard. I did miss the last two groups (though I think I definitely could/should have got them), but I got all the connections right, so 6/10. All in all, a fun grid. Thank you. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

CookieBaBa @ #37236: Nice shoutout to Unus Annus lmao (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

scotts03 @ #53349: Enjoyed it. Just about my level. Finished 10/10 with about :20 left. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rick B @ #53305: Like it, especially the idea of having ant as a sym. Got a bit confused because some of my pumpkins are (fortunately) strangers. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53351: Ooh, just in time. Just missed the Duff connection. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53349: Brilliant. Enough to get your head scratching and looking at the clock but still fun. I missed the Pencil connection but it was good. Thank you 🙂 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rick B @ #53329: Very enjoyable, even for us non-purists. I see Moviebuff, I think "Play it..." (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Esso @ #53349: Exelentto. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

DoubleDare @ #53349: So this is the second grid I've made. I don't know if it's good or bad, hard or easy. I just hope that it's at least somewhat original and fun to play. Cheers. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #53328: Excellent. Easy but fun. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

JayDee @ #53338: Nice grid. Really liked the Benatar etc category because it was unusual and challenging but not impossible to get if you gave it some thought (I didn't get it, but once I saw the answer it made sense). (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

two reeds @ #53312: Edited the puzzle to fix the "age" answer! I'd accidentally typed it as "ages". (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #53336: I think you've posted this grid under the wrong language. Sorry. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53329: I managed four out of ten, even though I'd only seen one of the films. :) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

colincidence @ #53326: The red herring group was a bit arch. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Malcontent @ #53338: Nice and straightforward except the link for the Benatar group. Good. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53293: Good. Missed this first time around. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53343: Nice bit of novelty there. Resolved the grid even though I didn’t know all the connections. Thought Lucky Charms line might have been unhealthy breakfasts. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #53328: Fun grid! :) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53332: John, how so? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

John @ #53332: Terrible (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53340: Would have given you a 5* if it wasn’t for the blimmin’ Wiggle line. Completely biased but because I don’t know anything about that area and the words are always so random, it throws the whole grid into chaos for me. Wd. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ade @ #53329: “You’re good, you’re very good.” Excellent grid. Thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #53126: Taken way too far for a 3 minute quiz (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

. @ #53336: icelandic? finnish, waste of time?? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #53336: awful grid. a load of rubbish. Worst grid of the last year. I would give it only 1 out of 137. It really is a big poopy puzzle. i did not enjoy playing this at all. Please stop making grids if this is the best you can do. I think it is not a good grid. It would come last in a best grid contest (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #53335: awful grid. a load of rubbish. Worst grid of the last year. I would give it only 1 out of 137. It really is a big poopy puzzle. i did not enjoy playing this at all. Please stop making grids if this is the best you can do. I think it is not a good grid. It would come last in a best grid contest (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aetees @ #53335: (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53330: Easy, but still enough red herrings to give a little bit of a runaround. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Simon @ #53331: Ignore this one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Deb @ #53318: Another fun one! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #53328: Ridiculous - I did not get my name 🤣 Ty 5* (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #53326: A good puzzle, not difficult but fun to play (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #53321: Haywood - it was the same letter - the first one. If they had "ingers", "etlocks", "eathers" or "eet", I would have. 😊 Ben as Bugs Bunny would say "Ain't I a stinker" 😎 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53328: I liked this a lot. Just got done by the Saint connection. So obvious after the fact. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

MovieBuff @ #53329: *For the purists only (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #46560: Thanks @Synch10 ( sorry to be using your grid as a message board 3star ) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53326: Crafty with the one line ( you know the one ). Thanks for posting. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #53324: Good grid, nice spread of subjects. A red herring or two. Maybe allow illusionists? Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #53326: Good grid, nice spread of subjects. A red herring or two. 10s all round. Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #53328: Good grid, nice n easy. Good spread of subjects, a red herring or two. Ticks all the boxes, 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ben @ #53321: The whale thing is nigh impossible, otherwise loved it (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TRIFFIK @ #53325: New Zeal...land sorry for stating the obvious!! Otherwise, nice grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TRIFFIK @ #53321: Cool - like it! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

DAL @ #53308: For the body part one, you can also remove the first letter from each word in the set to make another word. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53306: good grid. Shane line so (too?) obvious. Piano line staring at me in the face, still didn't see it. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53312: "Age" not accepted? Zidane line too niche. Otherwise good grid, tough but fair. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TALLPAUL713 @ #53285: Loved this wall, tv quality (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #46560: yes, not bad (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #46560: @ Fam - maybe try #52873, #53149, #32155, #30845 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Edgey @ #53314: WVPuzzler please except my apologies, just a spelling error that I have now put right. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #53312: FYI "age" didn't work for me (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #53321: ok. lost points for the marine animal line. If missing one letter it should at least be the same letter. Otherwise it's just an unsolvable mess. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TALLPAUL713 @ #53289: Great wall, wouldn't look out of place on the actual show. Great job👏🔥💯👍 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #46560: I’ve stumbled across a new mini library of grids ;-) Some new groans - the dragon line And some new info - beetle drive (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TimC @ #53317: Solved after a re-fresh, excellent. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

paul @ #53302: add a to the end to get a country add a to the end to get a country add a to the end to get a country add S to the beginning .... this is very triggering! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53317: very tough to crack. I got one line after 2'15" and no more even after a refresh. I was aware of the geographical nature but could not find the group you wanted. I was also intrigued why the dependable Mr Dravid was there. Really enjoyed this puzzle, thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53321: Neat. Got it. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Baron @ #53302: Good grid. I came up with an alternative answer for the carp group - all can be both nouns and verbs. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53318: I’m afraid this one was too tricky for me St John. This is second level homophones, though they seem obvious once you know. I’m more at the twisted homophone level. What was one of your recent classics? I know they make me laugh. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #46485: Aha, another moniker! Maybe you and Jmelb are setting ALL the grids 😄 I think it’s nice to resurrect a grid if you come across a good one, as they are soon lost in the thousands of entries. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #53318: Some were quite tricky - good to see the accent disclaimer : D (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #46485: thanks Fam, I had forgotten setting that grid back in April. Yours was the first comment (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ben @ #53318: Misspelling of automobile (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53314: Nice grid, Thanks for posting! I appreciate its complexity. As a West Virginian, however, I feel compelled to point out that my state capital has no 'w' in it. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #33607: I mean praise of course not parise (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #33607: Agree with all the positives, praise from the queen of Puzzels is parise indeed (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dark Knight @ #53311: Nice grid. I spent a long time thinking “unicorns are also extinct” until I realised what I was thinking! Need more coffee… (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #6161: Accessible, intriguing and innovative (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Edgey @ #53314: Tposer and Al, I get your points and was not something I had noticed. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #46485: A fun little grid and two new meanings of words learnt (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Al @ #53314: There are two alternative groups for the states as it could be landlocked and not landlocked. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada are landlocked. Alabama, Delaware, Oregon and Texas are not landlocked (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tposer @ #53314: Interesting ideas, but the states connection seemed a bit too obscure. With that many states, there are probably countless equally valid ways of dividing up (eg states bordering Utah/ states with a coastline), and not enough time to try all possibilities. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #53260: Took a while, TY (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53305: Cheers Jmelb/whoever else 😄 Do people really try to mark each other down then? What’s the point? Seems a bizarre arena for targeting/trolling. Thanks for posting. I notice a few people are regular posters and I appreciate the effort. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Edgey @ #53301: Never heard of any of the answers, but that could be my fault. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #53276: The partridge jumped straight out first. TY (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #53305: Fam I do lots of types of grids, I like to mix it up - and under a few names too ( a moving target is harder to hit!) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53312: no chance for me. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53312: Tough grid ( but thanks for the extra info - inspired by a recent event? ) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53311: that was tougher. and cipher? well I never knew that! thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53310: Mmmm, not that it would make any difference to my ability to solve, but is it not Clandeboye? thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #51887: I' happy to have got 7 on this one :) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53309: a puzzle in two parts for me. thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53305: Got the one line. Got another once grid resolved. Do you often construct your grids like this so that one connection is a hint for the others? Liked the ideas for the others but don’t think I would have got them in a month of Sundays :-) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53308: I liked that, especially ka. thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53304: a nice easier puzzle, and like TPoser, I fell for the same trick. thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53302: harder than it looked at first sight thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53310: Well, what a mix! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Synch10 @ #53305: deflate stranger - yes you can laugh lol. another smashing grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

MovieBuff @ #53306: I laugh at my own blindness. shane etc genre? nah cannot be that obvious and war line thought there had to be something in them also and I could only assume deafness, did not see what was staring me in the face. Fun, thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

koshatnik @ #53254: Excellent and original grid. Sorted out the groups and three of the connections only to draw a blank on the Blue group. Thanks for setting! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #53308: Good one that. Ty. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TPoser @ #53304: I was convinced the anagrams connection was a homophones connection! Great quiz, fooled me! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

TALLPAUL713 @ #53301: Absolutely awful wall. Too niche. The criteria for a good wall is, would it, could it, be shown on the actual show for real. This has no chance, someone showing off. Never do a wall again compiler. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Paul Francis @ #53301: Absolutely awful wall. Too niche. The criteria for a good wall is, would it, could it, be shown on the actual show for real. This has no chance, someone showing off. Never do a wall again compiler. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ryan @ #53257: FYI organ doesn't work for the organs one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jimdas @ #53275: Good one (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Empedocles @ #53263: So excited at seeing a Terrahawks group that I misspelled it in the solution box :( (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Avenger @ #4105: Tut. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

mom @ #15868: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

yo @ #15868: Yoo good job bro (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Antony @ #53293: nice one (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53266: Should take "prize" (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

mike lytoris @ #52854: WOW!! such an amazing puzzle, good job. Keep them up!!!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dargan @ #53280: Thanks for commenting! Glad you enjoyed it. (Three of these is solid, for sure) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #53240: tricks! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #53257: Fine but A bit vanilla. Welsh would be better than hartle. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Drh1988 @ #53236: Malcontent - thanks for your feedback. I’ve made some alterations to those two groups based on your comment. Thanks. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53280: Definitely fiendish, but I did three of the groups, so I am pleased with myself for that. Thank you for the grid, tough as it was! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ant @ #53261: I enjoyed this grid. Thank you. I had never realised how much overlap pokemon and coldplay had in common. :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ant @ #53260: No, I would say difficult. Very difficult in fact. I couldn't parse any of the clues in time, and I think part of that might be that some were just terrible (the pizza line in particular were some incredibly strained defs). (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53251: I did think about that, but the problem is that 'technically' such an answer would be incorrect. 'Shell' itself is not an oil company; the official name of the oil operation is 'Royal Dutch Shell', and 'Mobil' is part of 'ExxonMobil', which actually owns 'Esso'. That leaves 'Chevron' which is the only answer in that group which is, in and of itself, an oil company; however all four are names of gas/petrol stations. I hope that helps, and by all means, have the point since you clearly had the idea. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53276: Easy but fun, and good novel groups. Ty. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ant @ #53255: I got the Shakespeare group and the homophone group, but not the others. Still i think this was a good grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ant @ #53254: Nice grid, thank you (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

DW @ #53251: On the Chevron category it didn't take "begin with oil companies" - that ought to be acceptable don't you think? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53276: thank you Fae (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53260: Cryptic, not difficult (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fae @ #53273: Liked this a lot (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

DW @ #53266: Grover Cleveland's first name was Stephen - so that category should say "given names of U.S. Presidents" or something like that. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fae @ #53275: Great, liked the red herring! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fae @ #53276: Good but breath is misspelled as beath (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53065: One group extremely niche Clever phrasing overall Essentially unsolvable in the time given even iwth the one obvious alliterative group out of the way. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

GrooveJuice @ #53213: The Poughkeepsie line is probably too obscure; it's there just for the bit of fun in seeing if anyone was familiar with the link. I wouldn't call the rest obscure; an immensely popular novella, major cities, and some of the biggest names in a sport don't seem ridiculously elusive. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53270: Very nice 10/10. Thank you! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53248: Fell flat on this one, 'Lunt with bee' is clever though. Thanks for the grid! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53047: The Joanne group must be regionally related as oo be doo goes with either Denise or Denis(Blondie). I am old enough never to have heard a recording of the tune with Joanne. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53028: I should say that it is a nice grid, I learned a couple of things from it. Than you, Buzzelli, for posting! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53028: Thank you WVPuzzler (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Buzzelli @ #53028: @bigz, City breaks are popular short holidays and to make a maximum break 147 [155] is a target in snooker. On the cards is a common idiom for meaning something is likely to happen similar to in the cards. I hope this clarifies the issue? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53028: Bigz, 'on the cards' and 'in the cards' are idioms with the same meaning. A 'maximum break' refers to the game of Snooker, and a 'city break' is a vacation or holiday spent in a city. All information that a quick Google search turns up. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53270: @ Ben, you could type all those in and you would probably hit one, the easier way is to use "synonym" as a cover all. You obviously solved the wall, well done and please award yourself the missing points. Thank you for playing (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53028: Two groups have nonsense clues. The phrase is IN the cards, not on the cards. And what the H is a City or Maximum break?????? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ben @ #53270: Need more detail when typing responses. I put "anger", "use" and "colour". (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53271: Clever grid, than you! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53271: For thine is the power and the glory! well done (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ADAM LANGSTAFF @ #53248: IT'S 17:11 I NEED MY DINNER (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

salmacis @ #53267: Polo doesn't really fit with the other 3 in the category. Nokia? Feminine? Rhonda? Shame, as otherwise it's a really nice grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53267: Nice and simple, thank you (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53269: A tricksy line spoiled it a little for me, otherwise good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53262: I have to agree. I tried other potential combinations such as park, bush, common etc but realised almost instantly what was required, so no chance for me. A valid grid, just.... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ben @ #53262: Far too London-centric for my taste. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

dave @ #53263: utter crap (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53264: Could not unravel in time. Some references beyond my ken. Very good grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Horatio @ #53263: Two lines in this grid requir such detailed and obscure knowledge that is is virtually impossible for someone with excellent general knowledge to even begin, and the setter may be the only person alive with the knowledge of both these areas to be able to solve their own puzzle! The word lines were also so vague as to again make solving within 3 minutes absolutely impossible. Just not much fun, which should be the point. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53264: V.good. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53264: V.good. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Horatio @ #53264: really good grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

salmacis @ #53259: Can't believe we almost simultaneously came up with the same category. Some of these were very hard to spot, to the point of being a bit too obfuscated. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #53261: For clairty's sake, the first comment is not by the creator of the grid. I am not sure what they are hoping to achieve but I will not be engaging with them beyond this point. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53263: Ok. Managed 10, but I know nothing about the link group. Have you really checked there's nothing you can swap between the Hiro group and the link group? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #53026: Lost something in translation to English (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bah @ #53255: ridiculous - you just tried to be "clever" (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #53261: Firstly, stop using my username. Secondly, this was way too easy. Substandard and probably only suitable for those of a low IQ (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53261: Ran around but could not catch a cold (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53219: Bombed out on this and scored one. I should have got the saddle group, Frasier being spelled wrong had me searching for groups that weren't there. Dawn had me lost, as all the others in the group went after the link word. Never heard of Alone in the context of the group link. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53259: too hard for me, but appreciate the composition (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53255: @dgms, that’s what I found out when I looked it up and was wondering if there was something else. Just seems a bit obscure when the other things you can at least see. I did ‘A’ level biology but admittedly I got a poor grade. Perhaps I would have been better off watching Casualty :-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53258: *appropriate (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53258: I think "tho" would be appropriare (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

dgms @ #53259: I completely failed at this. Excellent. I knew what one line had to be, was pretty sure of another but wasn't able to pick all the right ones for either. I got three links after time though. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53256: peru = Spanish for pedro? have you mixed up your boxes? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

dgms @ #53255: I meant to say ' not unknown to non-medics or non-biologists' (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

dgms @ #53255: @ Fam Caecum (or Americanised as cecum), is part of the intestine. It's pronounced the same as Secombe as in Harry Secombe. It's definitely not uknown to non-medics or biologists. I knew it and I didn't even do biology GCSE, but I do watch Casualty and Holby City. I double checked the pronunciation of both Secombe and Caecum before I submitted (actually, I was going to swap Hare in instead of Secombe, but realised that would mean being very strict with the definition in the mole group, or ditching mole). (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dogma @ #53256: V.good. I only managed it because two things in the Esteban group (third line I solved) rang a bell. Portugal The really helped me with the first group I saw (had to guess one other item in that line), thank you. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53258: Found one group, saw the link of the wen group, but couldn't get all four. Had no chance with the others only heard of one in the Level group and the ink group means nothing to me. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53259: I got one, saw another link but couldn't sort the group before the time finished. Good themes, but too many red herrings of exactly the same sort that could go in the same group. Good, but frustrating not enjoyable. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hampton @ #53248: Fun grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53258: Got one line but not knowing the ink line made the rest of it a mess. Can see why you put it in though. Ty. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53248: Malcontent, I wondered about that too but checked a thesaurus and they used it as a synonym, so I left it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53257: Falls out pretty easily once you dismiss the red herrings. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

VCM @ #53257: Good fun. Didn't get all the groups but hey (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53255: Am I missing something with secombe? Is that commonly known? I got the other 3 in that group but have never even heard of it and when I’ve looked it up it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the group. Tough grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53248: Very good. I think Acrid should be Acid though - Acrid is more bitter, than sour, so I feel Acid is closer to your link word. I'm just nitpicking because I saw the other three in that group straight off, but solved it third, when it was obvious Acrid was the only thing left that could fit. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #53255: Can't decide if it's great or terrible. Saw 2 links in the wall - couldn't get 4 of anything in time. Saw 1 more link when groups were sorted. 2 things in the boomerang group were v. obscure. I should have been able to get the 4 in the v. obvious secombe group. V. good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53255: Awful. Nothing wrong with it. Just impossible. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ryan @ #17624: ello ello ello i eat goats cheese with african hornets juice i live in russia and love vodka (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

michael rees @ #17624: Its cool :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53254: Great grid. Had to refresh once because of your cunning red herrings but got there. Thanks. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dr_Ads @ #52856: I think there should be a ban on the use of the NATO/Phonetic alphabet as there's just too many grids that use it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dr_Ads @ #52925: With Normandy beaches & chess openings it was easy for me. But I liked this one. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53248: Took me ages to see what was going on then, lunt with bee was so ridiculous it had to be, and that was the key. Well done and thank you (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dr_Ads @ #52932: Really likes the palindromic band name round. Can't believe I missed it! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dr_Ads @ #52957: It is only Darius that lets it down. Thumper, Peter, or Harvey would have been better. I though would change it to Bugs or Playboy. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dr_Ads @ #53048: It too me WAY too long to decipher Polemic! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #53231: Fun :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53236: The two station groups don't work, I'm afraid. There are songs called Cannon Street, Victoria (and 'Euston Station', and there's probably a song called Paddington too), and Waterloo is a London terminus station in zone one with national rail services, so there are at least three valid solutions to the grid as it is. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53108: Thanks for the comment, David, it's a lot to take in, but I do appreciate the time you took to post your thoughts. The grid is more involved than a typical connecting wall, and I want quizzers to have enough time to read and think about the clues, and so I increased the time limit to five minutes. You are right that 'Germany' is what I hope to be a subtle hint its group as Volkswagen is a German automaker, the important part of the clue, however, is 'book of maps' (Atlas). A major factor in writing clues like this is limited space, so I try to be pithy but concise, and the negative integers that lead on Golf scoreboards lend themselves to a view, in my opinion, that 'negative is positive'. I do take your point about consistency in the color group; in my defense, I will say that it was easy to find words that include 'red', and bridging the other colors was done so as not to give the game away in that group so easily. Thank you for spotting the phantom NATO connection. It was unintentional, but if you found a new layer of complexity in the grid, I salute you! Thank you again for your comment. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #53241: The lagoon group could also be a group in which all items contain double letters. None of the things in that group could be swapped into the other groups that have things with double letters. I'm glad double letters wasn't the answer though - it's such a lame link. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #53248: Nice and easy apart from the applause group, because it was a different type of link from the other three. V good. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #53248: Clever quality grid. Shame I didn’t know my semitones as it would have helped. I knew a few of the clues but couldn’t pull it together. Drinks line was great. Ty. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53248: Really enjoyed that. Thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #53249: Had to check Essar wasn't a typo before I commented- pretty obscure. Good wall. Saw all the links before the time ran out, but only sorted 2 lines. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #53238: Awful grid. Please delete (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53109: Ho Ho Ho. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

D.aspin @ #53235: It is not “THE”Eagles !! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Synch10 @ #53245: LOL (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pip @ #49709: Really clever. I enjoyed this. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53245: Only a bit of nonsense! : D (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53203: Fairly easy but really enjoyed groups TY (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Maxwell @ #53243: Awesome grid with top games in it! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Nathan @ #28955: Anyone else get caught on "the butcher the Baker the candlestick maker" the poem as a clue? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53204: meh, I got 0 so it can't be that good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53205: not mad about the "re" line but ok grid otherwise (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53227: too tough for me (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53231: nice grid, thank you (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ルー @ #53204: Good shout, fixed (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53109: pretty easy, but an extra * for trump's face (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Chase @ #53242: Might want to edit the spelling of "phoenix" and "inspiration" (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53218: nice grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #53242: Thanks for wasting 3 minute of my life. I didn't need those 3 minutes anyway. P.S. 3 words misspelled - a little spell check before posting wouldn't do any harm. I actually thought misspelled words was a group but I couldn't find the 4th. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

gammon @ #53230: congrats, worst grid ever (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53241: Some good groups in there. Like Antmusic and Lagoon lines. Ty. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

batbeeps @ #53238: "McClaren" should be "McLaren" but otherwise nice (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Antony @ #53232: ??? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53239: Pah, why didn’t I see this. Got caught up on Kir and Cas(s)ino then couldn’t see the wood for the trees. Good grid. Ty. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53237: very nicely worked (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #53192: fun! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53227: Annoyingly simple and yet difficult at the same time. Resolved in the nick of time but still missed one connection. Ty. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Greg Hurst @ #53223: Nice one - but think 'gay women' should be an acceptable alternative to lesbian! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53235: Easy. To the point. It works. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53233: Be nice to include some annotations in the answers (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53234: Some nice new groups in there. I got 10/10 ( somehow pulled Toadie line out the bag - maybe from too many afternoons skipping college when they used to show it at lunchtime ) and I’m giving you 5* all round. Cheers. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kpot @ #53228: very good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53231: Nice little theme running through there. 10/10 but got the Bessie line on that clue alone. Thanks for posting. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Esso @ #53227: The correct answer to every single one is they can all precede the word Dick. and that's a fact. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Rhetoric Fan @ #53139: Got it--many thanks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pip @ #53228: Very clever! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53219: Well I didn’t get a damn thing but they were all good solid groups. Great grid. Thanks for posting. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

tim @ #42675: nice but no red herrings? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

tim @ #42675: (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53204: No Yve, dint is fine - look it up. This wall is excellent. I love the square.group. Superb. My only (very minor) quibble is that a standard abbreviation for the Prefect group is hhgttg, so that should be included in the marking scheme. But still, this is certainly a five-star wall! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53213: A bit obscure maybe? I'd be truly astounded if anyone ever gets 10 on this one. It is easy to write impossibly difficult walls. The goal is to write ones where the response, after seeing the answers, is to say, "I should have seen that!". (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53219: Frasier, not Fraiser. I learned something today: until now I have only ever known a cafetiere to be called a cafetiere. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

meikäläinen @ #53227: very hyvä (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53194: Got the fives group, but "bunch" was marked as incorrect. I realise it does not matter, but if such an obvious answer is marked as wrong, why bother with marking at all? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Stewart Adam @ #53161: Corrected. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yve @ #53204: It should be DINK I believe. Nice grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #52997: Suggestion? Matt Dillon instead of misspelling Dylan. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yve @ #53212: It's PUKKA. Still a good grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53218: Very good grid, nice spread of subjects Spotted at least one red herring 10s all round Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ConShonnery @ #52989: Fun one, though FYI I put "silent letters" for the homonyms one and didn't get it, may be worth adding (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ConShonnery @ #52756: Fun one and we solved it, but the categories wouldn't fire for our keywords. E.g. "exercise" and "dance" were not sufficient (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Trillium @ #53203: Two rows with the same answer. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kpot @ #53205: good (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Marion D @ #53189: It took a while to understand then it was easy. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

TR6 @ #53204: The beeb made that easy, got the wrong im put ym as in heteronym, very good 4/10 scored grid ty (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

St John @ #53183: @Dgms - 'O' so sorry, I get a little peeved at critics who find a spelling mistake and claim their time was wasted looking for others as a possible link [that is how it is spelled, not linke] complete bullthis! @ Fam gerry boham was simply chosen as I had decided on a snaky theme pure and simple @ Jmelb, problem was, it was not an intentional recycle, it just seemed to me that I had exhausted my thought processes. No fears on that, will still plug away, I have a number of family members who have been helping me recently (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53200: thanks Stj. Dermot was hilarious, I still laugh at the reruns. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Midge @ #53202: @Dogma - I think you mean first group I started making, then changed my mind and scrapped after putting red herrings for it in three other groups. I ended up making the Ave group to fill in. @Fam Thank you (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53183: Thanks @Malcontent, there’s usually a reason for ‘coincidences’. I knew I’d seen something recently but couldn’t remember what. Wondered if St John had too and thought the same. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53202: Clever one Midge. Didn’t get any before grid resolved. Got two after but I like the ones that get you scratching your head. Ty. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dgms @ #53198: V.good. I can't believe I solved one of yours in under a minute, and got all the links - though the last one, the Raffles group, was a lucky guess, as I only knew my answer definitely applied to Raffles, and one other rang a bell, but had never heard of the other two. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53183: @ Fam I saw a grid a couple of days since,with a group that had the same link, but not hidden. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53151: Okay (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53155: Not as hard as it looks (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dgms @ #53194: Only sorted one line, but had spotted 2 links. Found 1 more link. Ashamed I didn't see the coconut link before lines were revealed. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dgms @ #53183: Excellent, but please correct 'Jeraboam' to Jeroboam. I wasted time looking for linke that required the misspelling. I didn't waste much time - it was still the first group I sorted, but I'd have had more than a minute to spare otherwise. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53202: Annoying. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dogma @ #53202: That was fairly hard. It was good, but I would have liked the red herring group to be a real one, instead of all the groups being based on different types of wordplay. The Adric group was hilariously contrived. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

St John @ #53196: very good herrings (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

St John @ #53200: Beat me this time I am ashamed to say. loved Judy and Jim in Iris - I put Kate Winslet, if you have not seen it, check out Lovely, Still with Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn. forgot who Dermot Morgan was. Sill 5/10 for me full 5 for you (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dani @ #53201: Quite hard hahaha (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

quodlibet @ #53170: Over my head, lots of NHO, but original! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53192: Good grid 10s all round Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Midge @ #53188: Sum doesn't belong in the animal anagrams group. Mus is the Latin name of a genus of animals, not the common English name, as the others are. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53181: Haha, didn't know that Glasgow expression. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53198: I am firm but fair! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #53197: @weeble if you go to your email inbox ( or spam folder ) there will be a link so that you can edit any grids that you have submitted without having to re-enter the whole thing. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

MovieBuff @ #53198: All your favourites in one basket. My friend Redgrave would like his extra star back if you don't mind :-) thank you (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pookington @ #53175: Very nice grid indeed! I got a lovely 7 :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53170: Jolly nice, TY. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53179: That was fun, ty. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53183: Its fair enough to recycle, yours are good, ty. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Antony @ #53188: Nah, Mus is a genus ( i had to look that up) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53120: Correct the corrector, I was going to give you and extra star for having the chutzpah to post but it is the Corin Dam. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

batbeeps @ #53196: An attempt at something a little less fiendish than my first attempt! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53166: Ok ideas, but really needs editing. Basque is definitely not a Spanish dialect. It's an unrelated language. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Avenger @ #3847: Great grid. Thank you. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Avenger @ #3790: Many group answers do not work. The answer "duke" for group 2 was marked incorrect - which is incorrect. The other responses were similarly affected. Please amend. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

George @ #53181: awful grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Avenger @ #3757: Don't use bollocks things like barberry you 💩 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Avenger @ #3757: Don't use bollocks things like barberry you 💩 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53178: Rather clever! Ty. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53194: I only got one line but very smart. I liked it! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53189: Simply wonderful and fun. Ty! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53191: All my grids start with a single word and this was etch - the rest followed from there, As you have said a "scattergun" approach. :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

barry womble @ #53192: Nice grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53188: not sure mus was fair (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53187: that was fun, nice use of eno. Quick line - no idea, And my favourite was Sunday afternoon tea on Gallifrey ty (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53191: Well there’s a contrast to love, hugs and kisses! 😄 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #53170: Just outstanding. Snowball was too hard for me, but I was all over the Abba group! Yep, extra time would be great! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Simon @ #53192: not sure why its been posted three times (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53184: @batbeeps, great first grid. I only got two lines but I loved how you incorporated the ubiquitous Simpsons in such a sophisticated way. @St John, thanks for the mention. I was chuffed to get grid of the week ( even grid of the day first ) in a way I should feel embarrassed about 😄 I put it down to great coaching and encouragement! I thought I’d only do one or two grids. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

nobby stylish @ #53176: your parameters aren't large enough. i put art and cracker and was incorrect. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53170: I was happy with the nail and NY but the alternatives are clearer. I also liked the three Stephens as it introduced the plural aspect, but it also led me down a food related theme. Cannot remember what the horses replaced but as this looks like "into the valley..." this made it less obvious to me. Sill no idea who the Fraggle rock group are, thanks for the effort put in. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53181: Ahh, what a lovely grid. Got all the lines but couldn’t think of the snooker line connection because I just couldn’t think of that word in snooker, and I was thinking, ‘French yes, Glaswegian nae - what does that mean?’. Very clever, don’t give up posting! ( even if you do repeat yourself 😄 ) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53139: as Fam says and if it's not there, check your spam folder (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53170: Went back and did again so I could offer feedback Jollycorpse. Images that you updated in the BF line work better as one old image I just thought of NY, and unfortunately I thought Rusty Nail was a band 😄. Fry worked just as well in the other line. Can’t remember what you replaced with the horses image but since that is a good example of that connection it might be an improvement. With some image grids you have the option of ‘give up’ which resolves the grid into its lines instantly. Don’t know if this is still an option for you as a setter but it’s appreciated as if you have no clue but still want to see the answers or at least have a hand it’s good to not have to wait so long. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53184: I don't thik you need any advice. That was a super grid and super tough. Nice use of red herrings. Subject matter was way outside my comfort zone [means I knew none of it apart from the daddy. Well laid out annotations as well. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53139: @ Rhetoric Fan, go to your email and you will have a link to edit your grid. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53184: @batbeeps, keep at it, you will become an addict before you know it. Take Fam as an example, Holds grid of the week and only submitted his/her first grid four weeks ago (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53183: Haha, well I haven’t done it before and it was very good! ( and informative ). I wonder if there was something in a recent grid that prompted you to put in the jeraboam line as just today I jotted down an idea for the same connection. Spooky 🎃 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

batbeeps @ #53184: Long time puzzler, first time submitter. (Making these is harder than it looks!) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53183: Just completed this and when I played it to check, realised I had submitted this grid or one very similar about 18 months ago. Might have finally run out of ideas after 600 grids or so (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rhetoric Fan @ #53139: Thank you both for the comments. Hey, Hypatia--is there a way to edit my puzzle now that it's posted? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53178: very good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53178: very good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

barry womble @ #53170: Great. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

barry womble @ #53178: Homes under the hammer made me laugh. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Antonio @ #53147: Fab quiz, but 3 mins was too little time for me (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53139: Good puzzle. Should take "vessel." (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Hypatia @ #53170: Well done! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

beforan @ #53170: really good, only feedback really is the short time limit (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ncfn @ #53170: Managed in the time - just! Brilliant grid!!! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Stephen @ #53148: Cym black (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

jollycorpse @ #53170: First image grid submission. I will change the time limit to 5 minutes by default for future ones since extra time is needed to interpret clues. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

ernst blofinger @ #18093: thought i knew adam faiths songbook.. not so.. good grid, especially for the oldies.. still 7/10... poor me.. mustn't grumble.. take a bow javelin.. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53162: Having trawled through many references, I have found out that HR Pufnstuff was only broadcast in England on the London Weekend ITV channel. It did not reach the grim north of Yorkshire Television. Therefore I am not losing my memory. I feel better for that. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53167: Nice and easy Liked the spread and red herring 10s all round Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53167: Nice and easy :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53170: Very happy with 4/10 thanks for the smiles (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53169: I liked that. thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53167: OK, I checked out your herring a few times [just to make sure mind] I like the tickertape reward (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53170: Thanks for posting this. It works really well but I just couldn’t get it. Had some of the individual clues but really hard to figure them AND put them into groups. Bravo! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53162: I do not know about Fam, but I remember The Ringing Singing Tree, the BBC imported from East Germany. La la, la,- tra, la, laa, brilliant. :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53169: Nice. Some groups I haven’t seen before. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

The Waiter @ #53134: Really liked this, plenty to puzzle over. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

The Waiter @ #53162: Kpot and Fam -you are making me feel really old :-) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

The Waiter @ #53166: Good one, really well planned. Enjoyed it and learnt from it as well! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53162: Checked it out and it means absolutely nothing to me :) Perhaps it was out a little earlier than the Banana Splits as I remember them fondly. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52968: Change group is really out there Rest was sensible (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #52957: I was curious about the response by bigz, then baffled when I did the puzzle. Jessica, Who Framed Roger etc, Darius world record holder and was stolen [was in the news, White, Alice in Wonder and Fiver from Watership. Sorry if I have spoiled your puzzle itsbrohan (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53163: Ahh, thanks :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53162: I checked it out as suggested, thinking my memory was failing. I have never seen or heard of it, but it seems it was very popular in the US. Lots of law suits and a young Marty Wilde gone to make it big after Oliver! thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

The Waiter @ #53162: Puf def was a UK show and part of the Sat morning routine in the early 70s. There was also a feature film released as well. If you check it out on YouTube it might jog your memory. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52957: well known in what parallel universe (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53163: IT IS CONSIDERED "SHOUTING" IN E MAILS, LETTERS ETC. ALSO THEY ARE NOT AS EASY TO READ, E.G. THINK OF ROAD S\AND MOTORWAY SIGNS, LOWER SACE LETTERS ARE USED AS THE EYE AND BRAIN FIND THE SHAPES MORE RECOGNISABLE, Other than that no problem - polite reply, I hope this answer's your question (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53163: Ahh, thanks :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53162: Yeah, I don’t know if Puf made it to the UK. I watched Bingo and co a lot but don’t think I could have told you any of their names. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53163: It is considered "shouting" in emails letters etc. Also they are not as easy to read e.g. think of road and motorway signs, lower case letters are used as the eye and brain find the shapes more recognisable. Other than that no problem (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

The Waiter @ #53162: Thanks for the suggestions. Have amended the grid accordingly. Puf and friends is a bit of a cult classic. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53163: @kpot, genuine and polite enquiry, what’s wrong with capitals? I don’t do it myself but don’t see any problem with it? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53166: that was real hard thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

David @ #53143: That was very enjoyably sneaky. To weave such an obscure reference through it so thoroughly was excellent. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53165: very happy with that, and myself. took a while, and a number of combinations be fore I saw what was going on. should not have watched da vinci code [x] as that through me. very well done thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53166: Yep, you had me going round in circles there! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53164: oh, and again, please not all uppercase letters, thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53164: Not good, more than one solution for example when you type in anagram on google or bing the first image comes up is "Listen". Venus anagram = Nevus -a nonspecific medical term for a visible, circumscribed, chronic lesion of the skin or mucosa. again think what a player might enter as an answer. as you did not accept synonyms on your previous grid, I typed in "land" as an answer - wrong it was "ground". please keep playing but take care. thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #33792: This one was fun! :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53163: tough request on titan, synonyms not accepted and a polite request, do not use all upper case thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53162: very good, bingo brings back memories, never heard of puf. possibly extend answers on open line? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53159: very good, I was well beaten (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53156: got there in the end, lots of versions. wondered why a beer was in there. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53162: Quite good but Frustrating. First two groups v. easy, but last two impossible. One kids TV show I've never heard of and one I only just remember- I just couldn't sort then out. Also Open isn't a synonym for 'open by force'. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

kpot @ #53153: pretty good, I liked the toe line (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dgms @ #53155: I was totally stuck, so gave up. Came back an hour later, and solved it it 1.30. I'm sure there are some swappable answers, but I can't find them! Very enjoyable. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rik @ #53161: Agree with above...I think Crosswords is meant to be Crossroads (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

pebble @ #53161: I think you meant crossroads, not crosswords (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

pebble @ #53160: slightly problematic in my opinion. the famous birds connection could have also had tony hawk and florence nightingale, with birds from that category also appearing in book titles like the widow and the parrot by virginia woolf (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53160: Far too difficult for me. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

pebble @ #53159: intriguing connections, took me a while bc there are some good red herrings in here. ty (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sarah Barber @ #50918: How is only connect a guessing game? Not at all you mugged us all off with that one, how can you guess the group with that. Very poor take it down or change it (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53156: Oh very good! Was blinded by vert and verde so failed to get the last two groups. Liked that. Wd! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

MRH @ #53147: Great first grid. You don’t look like a novice. Harry Potter is another recurring theme. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53149: number eight coming up. - sorry shouldn't mention numbers [it was a bit lazy anyway] 🧐 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53100: Lovely grid! :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53149: Yep, now I feel a fool 😑 Should have researched first. Good line! ( Ham or Ver this year? ) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53149: @ haha Freeway, you’ve COMPLETELY changed it, no need for that :) , but now that you have, I can’t see Ask ‘Arry 😄 ( funnily enough I’m switching between this site and FP3 at the moment - probably easy to figure with a bit of research, only been following for a few years ). (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53155: Grr, I’m a nit for not seeing that, especially as I’d seen sliver earlier. Wd. Ty. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53149: @Weeble, @Fam - changed (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53154: Nice. Some nice new groups in there. Ty. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53146: Midge, I guess some of them would appeal to an older group. Little red rooster-Rolling Stones, Rooster Cogburn-John Wayne movie etc (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53150: Stand corrected, there's both! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53150: hi, its Set, liked the clamp too. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53152: Quinceañera? Tennis points? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53150: Managed to resolve this with only truly knowing one connection. Liked the clamp line. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53151: Made sense, but impossible. Found two groups saw another link after the wall revealed the lines. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53149: I was going to ask about that Weeble, as I’d seen sick stees, but it’s just the beginning. Wantstead Heath is a stretch :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53145: Yes it was! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53147: Hi Weeble, there are people far more experienced on here than me but my feedback on this is that it’s a sound grid that works well. I would allow synonyms for one of the lines ( unless it was just that I mistyped it ). And I was glad that you allowed ‘different sounds’ as a more general description for another. Some people seem to care whether their connection is accepted though it really doesn’t bother me. Finally, the same advice that I was given when I started a few weeks ago - the hardest part is coming up with original ideas. It’s hard when so many grids have been constructed but recurring themes are NATO phonetic alphabet, cluedo, dances and Hitchcock movies. It’s inevitable but don’t stress too much as there will be new people joining who haven’t seen them. You’ll get ideas as you come along. Have fun! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53147: good (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

paul @ #53145: Ah, a walk down memory lane. Very nice. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Weeble @ #53149: Liked them all, but struggled with the numbers group being all numbers, as in the whole clue? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #39823: I think, in our own unique way, we're all CEO of Apple. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53130: Good grid. Took ages to get the Dung group (my last group) link. Couldn't see anything except Dungeon. Kicking myself once I realised. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Weeble @ #33026: Lovely stuff (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Weeble @ #15242: I liked this one (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #53138: Ahh, what a shame there had to be a video game based line in there, the other ones went well together and I know nothing of video games. I have to concede that the words fit in well with the rest of the grid though and serve to mislead. Wd. Ty. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dgms @ #53135: A good grid. I only got 7, as I've only heard of one thing from the Earth group, but I was very pleased with myself for spotting/sorting the John Peel group, when I know nothing about the link, apart from what pops up on the news every year. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Weeble @ #53147: Any feedback on this grid would be helpful. It’s my first one. Just trying to get into it. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53138: Got 7/10. Only sorted the last two groups because Clawgrip, Tryclyde Mouser, and Birdo all contain the names of rivers - Claw, Ouse,Clyde and Bird (3 British, one in Manitoba) - never played any Mario Bros. Maybe I'll give myself 10/10 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Weeble @ #53129: Nice grid. Really got me thinking (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53142: Great. Nearly gave up. Saw the Cally link first, but too many possibles, so had to leave it till last. The Tyne group helped as a 'way in' to the wall - would have been impossible for me otherwise. Thanks. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #53146: V.good. Solved it after one refresh. Saw all four links quickly, but never heard of blithering -----, little red -------,Mud---, or -------cogburn, so it was tricky. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53146: Actually bloss, it crossed my mind! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

St John @ #53109: Great, and fun! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Weeble @ #53109: Yep, had me guessing a few different ways. Well done (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53144: I found this very enjoyable (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #53146: Was this inspired by the Australian Bird of the Year vote?! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53142: I didn't see the link until the reveal, well done (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freeway @ #53146: That was hard, I had to refresh 3 times before I gave up. kept little red legal together all the time, well done thank you (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53139: Good grid, got all but the Eros line 10 -7 to you Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53126: A truly excellent grid...that I completely failed to solve. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53130: I love grids like this! :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #53142: Loved this one! :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fae @ #53133: Consider adding pythons to linking words. But interesting grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Will @ #29197: Love the -ander category (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53109: hahah, glad you are happy! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

film buff @ #53133: Enjoyed it TY (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rik @ #53135: Good grid :D (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jedo @ #53091: Good grid except I would change the links for the Cut, Copy, Save, undo. These aren't just shortcuts. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tim Cook @ #52187: I'm CEO of APple. Send nudes. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tim Cook @ #39823: I'm CEO of Apple. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tim Cook @ #15242: I'm CEO of Apple (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

grAS @ #433: give me head (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Nah @ #53126: @Kyon - you seem well adjusted (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

grAS @ #26707: I don't like you (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

grAS @ #3118: That could have been better (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Faggot @ #41588: KYS (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

CatieS @ #53109: fun grid! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #52906: The wise group also works as a bad group. Badass, bad guy,... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53134: Very good, failed on the Belle line. 10 - 7 to you Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53137: Oh! Canada (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #53137: This is not how grids work. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Will @ #186: Really enjoyable, nice mix of approaches, good red herrings. One of my favourites so far! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #53070: Admire the ambition of a minimal wall like this. Unfortunately, I think the droids category delves too deeply into lesser-known info to be calibrated for a general audience, the dice are all a bit the same, and squares on a chessboard feels much too loose to land as a cohesive category. Something like types of paper, bingo ball possibilities, or stuff that makes a word (B4) feel like they could help the concept sing. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53137: Not that I would have got this anyway, but just to mention that this won’t work as a grid with three MacDonalds all spelt the same way ( if you try it out yourself you’ll probably see why ). (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Twisty flax @ #53134: So much fun! Lots of tricks! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53134: Very nice, and thanks for the extra annotations (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53130: Lovely. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kyon @ #53126: This wall is for Homos (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kyon @ #53126: This wall is for Homos (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #44354: Directions were a nice one to figure out after the wall sorted itself out—and very much the tricky kind of thing they’d do (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53129: Very good. Nice mixture of groups. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #52971: Tricky having the false color group and the not-quite-right fruit group, nicely done. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #52920: Nice red herring with Booby---helps to recognize it's real category first. Funny enough, I managed to successfully solve despite having the wrong connection---best I could think of was animals at the end for gangLION and ballaRAT, but I think the word "ending" got me the points. Appreciated the leniency, but might be worth refining to require some form of "prep" in the answer! :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #52884: Nice overlap for the water category with Who, and the shift of meaning for POOL between categories is a nice touch. Didn't get the HAPTIC category, but seems legit. Also didn't get the ZODIAC category, and that one is actually especially tough---I'm not entirely sure how gettable it is. With the letters being internal rather than on the ends, and not particularly striking letters on their own, it may be a little too loose/hidden for me, personally. I'm also not sure what ZODIAC itself is meant to contain, is that just IA rather than a traditional intelligence agency? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dave @ #53124: crap (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dave @ #53126: Nice!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #438: Fab grid! Thank you! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53109: I really enjoyed that! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Est289 @ #53114: Good grid! Clever redherrings! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #52905: Columbus Short??? You mispelled artist. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53109: Yay, I got grid of the day! 😀 Thanks for the nice comments. Just goes to show that if you make it up more or less on the spot and don’t try to make it devious it’s actually more popular. Thank you! ( how sad is my life that this has actually made me quite happy 😄 ) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53126: Wow that’s involved! Didn’t get a thing but appreciate the complexity. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

BillyBoy @ #53122: good puzz (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

BexyLou @ #53124: Took me ages to remember Prod. Great Group (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

corrector @ #53120: No, Jesus is in Heaven, I'm in my happy place. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #53109: Nice grid! :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aidan @ #53120: My local pub? Jesus. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Malcontent @ #53118: Sorry that was meant to be a message to Midge, but I typed the name in the name box, instead of the text box. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53118: Really good. It was impossible to select the groups but I saw the links straight after I failed to solve the wall. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53118: @Kruptos J Tried, but ran out of characters. Actually thought it had let me, but Y disappeared again after submitting it (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

David @ #53108: Very interesting idea for a wall—at first, I thought you were a madman, but I gradually got the direction and appreciate trying something more complex. Since each of these are more like a Round 1 connection rather than a Round 3 group, though, very tough to try and decipher them for groups in the timeframe. A few specific thoughts, meant constructively, hope that’s okay! I’m guessing the inclusion of Germany in the Atlas clue was meant as a hint for the category, but it ends up making that clue not as direct a match for its category like the others, I think, if that makes sense. The golf clue gets the point across, but “negative” feels slightly imprecise as a reference to low scores. The “every man” clue may be less pinned than the others in its category—if intentional, no worries, but if not, maybe another specific proper name like the other three would be a slightly tighter set. And in the colors, the puzzler in me always wants the set to consistently cross between words—RED is a bit looser than the others both for being such a short word/fragment to miss, and because it doesn’t bridge. My focus on the tightness and directness of the groups mostly comes from the more complex clues, to make sure everything fits together precisely given the extra layer of solving. Out of curiosity, by the way, were golf, polo, and India an intentional red herring category for the NATO alphabet? Devious, if so, I couldn’t imagine that wasn’t one of the groups! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NeekyBey @ #53120: Felt a bit hard done on happy places. Got the connection between the first 3 but D&P is a bit specific haha! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NeekyBey @ #53087: Very interesting connections. Got stumped on famous hills. My line of thinking was musicians (paloma faith, matt Damon, debbie Harry, nico). Forgot nico was an f1 driver too! I had the other 3 drivers haha, good puzzle (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #53118: currentl, needs fixing (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dogma @ #53118: Great. I couldn't do it at all. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

NeekyBey @ #53115: Thanks all for your comments. This was my first grid ever haha! I have made the amendment so shouldn't be problems again :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Yes @ #53115: the square says Taylor Francis, whist the answer is Trevor Francis (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53115: Some nice connections. Saw JS straight away as I’ve just used him in a grid. Think you must have mistyped Taylor as you put Trevor in the answers. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53115: Good grid, but TAYLOR Francis ?? Other than that good grid Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dgms @ #53116: Hilariously impossible. I could only see one link before the time ran out, but I couldn't sort a single group.v good. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53114: Nice n easy Couple of good red herrings 10s all round Thanks for posting (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53114: Very nice, thank you! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53114: Quick and fun. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

TR6 @ #53113: No Diddley for me, on the road to max points, well 7/10 [I double faulted] ty (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jay @ #53109: Quite clever, fun board (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

JoeySalads99 @ #53109: You seem butthurt about Trump. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Hampton @ #53061: Tricky but great fun (Oops put 2 stars not 4 for difficulty!) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Player9 @ #53105: Great red herrings for the Beatles! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53112: Good, but the logic in the Gorgon line was too tenuous. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53107: Dane really put me off - I thought it was there for a reason - please correct. I probably wouldn't have got anywhere anyway - never heard of half the Nancy Drew group or Hermes Pan and wasn't sure about Martha Graham. Saw all the links quite quickly, just couldn't sort the lines. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53107: Doh! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #53110: Good. Straightforward apart from the two groups that were too similar/ felt like overlaps. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

corrector @ #53107: *Dane*- Flora Robson? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

corrector @ #53107: Just knowing your allegiance to Denmark! :-) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53107: corrector, none specified? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

corrector @ #53107: Has Flora changed nationality? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53112: Special mention for the Gorgon line. I saw gorgon but didn’t link the others. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53111: Yep, you truly got me going around in circles there. It’s almost like you planned it. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53108: Sorry, Barry, I did allow 'colour', but only plural. I have fixed it to include singular. Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

barry womble @ #53109: 12 enjoyable clicks. 5 well deserved stars. Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53110: Nice mix and you got me with the combination of similar words. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

barry womble @ #53108: Denied 10 points for spelling "color" with a U! Forgiven because of the greatness of the grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53109: Thanks for the grid, I liked the theme! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53082: Thanks Jmelb. Like I say, I was actually trying to make them trickier as initially I thought both topics would be easy to guess. I had easier examples but I swapped them out 😄 ( bnn, ppl, grp - maybe they only seem obvious to the setter ). (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53107: Tough grid, got nowhere with it, knew a few groups but couldn't put them together. Five stars for Kinsey Millhone! Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53109: Quick but good, WD, TY (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jane @ #53108: Really fun, thanks! I solved the wall but missed one of the connections; my knowledge of non-UK VW models needs some work! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53108: Nicely done! TY (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53108: I only managed one line but really clever connections. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #53082: Funnily enough, fruit was the trickiest, enjoyable, TY (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #53101: Awesome grid! :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53100: Nice grid. Appreciate the Irish theme and red herrings :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

barry womble @ #53084: Great grid. Thanks for making the effort. Keep them coming. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53082: Thanks Barry. It’s so difficult as when you’re setting a grid like this the clues seem too obvious so you try to make it more difficult. It was only looking back on it I realised it was fairly tricky. I’ve changed a couple of the titles so they stand out more. How about the short ones, could you see them straight away? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

kitty @ #53063: I think Le Gavroche is well known, as far as Michelin * restaurants go - it's on my bucket list! :-) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ur nan @ #40180: L (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

barry womble @ #53099: Really clever although I lack the relevant north american knowledge for some of them! Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

barry womble @ #53082: Very satisfying but not easy. Thanks. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53090: It takes all my resolve not to mark down when a grid contains blimmin’ ‘vg’s. Ends up throwing my whole logic as I struggle for connections. Managed one line. Ty nonetheless. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #33844: Ohhh, not THAT Carrie! You got me! Well done! :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53099: The ‘b’ and ‘n’ groups seem fairly strong even though I couldn’t work them all out in time, but the other connections seem a bit weak or too far removed ( for me at least ). Thanks for posting. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

potato @ #52792: A truly insightful puzzle! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53100: Nice grid. Grateful of a 10 every now and again. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53098: Very tricky, and yet easy one you see it resolved. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #53101: Yeah, like this style for a change. Didn’t know Mustang connection. Ty. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #53061: Very fun grid! I got all the lines with five seconds to spare, but was only able to identify three of the connections - the "hardtack" line refers to a subject about which I know nothing. So, I got 7/10, and was very pleased with that. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #53058: Liked these groups, ty (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #53057: Well done TY (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #53067: I love puns! Enjoy a chuckle! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

corrector @ #53063: Le Gavroche is in Mayfair, London (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Sebastian @ #52759: Vodka cocktails could be a bit more lenient. Guessed all around it and managed to dodge all the keywords. Otherwise, fantastic grid! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53087: Families and formula one, dances and cocktails, presidents and prime ministers. Sheesh. New ideas, anyone? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #42675: Nice grid, thanks. But can we make a rule of no more dances and cocktails? Getting very samey. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53067: Nice grid with nice ideas, but you probably already know that the puns are awful. Ruined an otherwise good puzzle. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53073: I must check my vinyl collection for DJ Bobo. Oh, I just remembered, never heard of him. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jimdas @ #53063: Where is the gavroche though... confuzzled (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #53070: awful (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

haywood @ #53070: awful (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53084: Good ideas. Would be ok if it all made logical sense.The Ashes group made no sense - Wimbledon and Ashes don't wear white - too far removed from the clues to work. O O O was a big stretch to go in a group where all the other members could be followed by the link word. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53082: Thanks St John. I checked and it had gone to the spam folder though I don’t know why as previous ones had gone to the main folder. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JoeySalads99 @ #53084: Unbelievably bad. Clues are incoherent and the creator should be ashamed of himself. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JayDee @ #53084: Clever, very good, well thought-out. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53082: very good though I mixed a tome and an originator so went round in circles. Have you done the obvious? sent your email address correctly and checked your spam folder? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

quodlibet @ #53018: Beautifully done! A couple of athletes unfamiliar to me - maybe I don't read the sports pages enough. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53082: Bit of an easy one I’ve realised but the last two grids I’ve done I haven’t been sent a link so that I can modify them. Has anyone else had the same experience? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Freddgar @ #53063: Gavroche... well known ?? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Loin El Richie @ #53076: Another discontinued American breakfast cereal to memorise. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #53067: The foot puns do not work. Bad group. Otherwise ok. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JesseBlack @ #53019: Oh nice spot Midge thanks for pointing that out, I have made a couple of changes so hopefully there’s a unique solution now. :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

d @ #53070: Loved this one, figured out all the connections but had only got the dice group and managed to solve it for a ten getting two groups in the last ten seconds (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53076: Thanks, that was fun. And a bit of culinary education too. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ant @ #53061: Very good. Thank you (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53067: Nice and easy except for the not homophones group. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53064: Nice - fairly easy. Two very samey groups made it harder. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53057: Got ten but by pure luck. Saw all the links quickly. Sorting the Eileen-Charming group from the Congo-Buster group was tricky as I'd not heard of half of four things in the two groups. Trickier because two charmings went into the same group, and I'd tried to avoid that. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53061: Great. Really tricky. Got the mongrel royal group, gave up when I could see two more groups but only three of one and two of another. Restarted five mins later, solved it in 1.50 and got all the links. Guessed the Hardtack link, because of Hardtack - had no idea about the other clues for til I checked. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53054: Hey, that was great. Thanks. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53061: v.clever. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #53071: Difficult yet good. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53067: @Fam, thanks can never resist when the opportunity arises. As it happens, watched Dylon Glegs today with Fred Astaire (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53067: Very tough. I didn’t get anywhere with it but good to see one of your classic lines in there. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Liam @ #53049: I looked at this initially and thought oh hell this isn't a medium one but i got them all! nice grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52851: Please correct your spelling of Poirot. nice job of intricate construction (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53066: downloaded twice - ignore this one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52846: sun group inconsistent 2 of 4 pastas are really obscure to the general public so that group has to fall into place by lucky elimination of the sun group half successful (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #53048: I still have no idea what the mic group is. Rest was good (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JD @ #3959: Burglars gain entrance to property, the others may not (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53063: Yep, got me with Monde initially (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53061: Fun idea. Could only get two lines. Ty. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JD @ #3924: Spoonerisms (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ragman @ #53058: Royle.... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bagsy33 @ #29229: excellent grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bagsy33 @ #30038: nice grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #52792: Vg. Needed red herrings though, like aa or wwf or even films (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

revcha @ #29264: i thought that was called hounds tooth but oh well (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

revcha @ #28219: that was a struggle bus... jeez (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

me @ #2748: Pretty good , nicely constructed - took a while to think up the 'bar' connection. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

revcha @ #49709: that was hard... but fun! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53034: Excellent grid bravo 5* (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #24982: Very nice grid! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

revcha @ #583: 10/10 :) that was a fun one! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53044: very good but not all keyboards are the same, mine is return ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #24985: Cute :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

revchan @ #33026: 10/10 cool cool (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53037: nice one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

TimC @ #53048: Add 3 as an acceptable answer (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JerseySusanna @ #53008: Enjoyed it - got it all for once. Wouldn't accept zodiac. Thank you! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53047: Beat me, got one line [and had to guess one of those] then could not get Eileen and Rio out of my mind. wd ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

paul @ #53040: Always 5 stars to grids with Madonna songs! (even though after that and the jumping group I had no clues) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

chan @ #52792: great fun! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #24993: Got this one, but only just! Well done! :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53048: No rant for me about the differentiating the three good lines. wd ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #24996: Not too easy, not too hard. A Goldilocks grid, if you will! :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53049: nice one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53050: good one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #53053: Very nice grid indeed! I'm kicking myself for not getting "Lanetarium"! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53053: very good idea, just missed the con line connection ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #53057: Excellent grid! I didn't get the "Congo" line, but ended with 7/10, so I'm happy :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

paul @ #53044: fun. and learnt another poker term! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #53054: really enjoyed that one wd ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

paul @ #53050: Very good. I didn't know the poker terms, but went for the old reliable 'pick all the plurals'! thanks. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #53053: Nicely themed ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53050: Policeman line but didn’t know any of the other stuff. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53048: Liked it 👍 ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53053: Good one. Horrible. Found one group, saw two others when the time was over and groups revealed. Kicking myself that I didn't see them all in the time. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigboy71283 @ #21783: I HATE THIS QUIZ (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #53048: Thanks Midge, fixed. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #53042: Liked that. Got all but Stone. Ty (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53019: Really good ideas, but (clandest)in(e) and (c)over(t) can be swapped over, as can (th)under and (ra)in, so it doesn't have a single correct solution,like a wall on the show is supposed to. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53044: Very nice. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #53048: Really good, and solvable in spite of mistakes. Emic should be Mic. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #53016: NATO alphabet words, please allow phonetic as an answer (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pookington @ #53046: A nice, fun grid :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Walter White @ #53046: I am here for your family (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Walter White @ #53009: I am coming for your family (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Hamburger @ #53040: Excellent grid. 5 stars. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Cockles @ #53024: These grids actually feel like they could appear on Only Connect. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Cockles @ #53025: 5 stars for me, too. Very well put together. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lizzy @ #28959: I found all the groups but there was so much overlap I didn't get them in time! Also never heard of Stretch Armstrong. Good srid though, got me. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

R @ #53021: Good herrings! Got 5/10. Would suggest adding 'writers'. Thanks! (3 weeks ago)

WVPuzzler @ #53027: Got it, nice grid. Thank you! (3 weeks ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52943: Tough grid, I was looking for US Senators for a while. Got nowhere, but had fun doing it. Thanks! (3 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #53027: Nice n easy straightforward grid 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #25014: You are so very clever (3 weeks ago)

spoon @ #52971: Was not confident at all in my guess for the 'month' group but ended up being right. Fun puzzle (3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #24710: Clever as usual,so many variations (3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #15989: Great for history buffs (3 weeks ago)

Bint @ #53028: Havent heard most of these phrases (3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #52785: How do you put Ford in Nebraska? He and Ford cars were from Michigan. There are no songs about Fords on Springsteen's album Nebraska. What a mess. (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53027: Loved it! 7/10 - thought Colada line might have been cocktails :) (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53027: Damn you're good. (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53025: Well earned 5 stars on the quality and 5.9 stars in the difficulty, Beautifully woven ty (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #53020: Too late, I win 🏆 yeh! (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53020: Haha, maybe it wasn’t as easy as I thought Hannah :) So hard to know how to pitch it. Was deliberately trying to prevent it being too obvious but I’ve altered it a bit now to see if anyone else takes up the challenge! Otherwise you win 🥇 (3 weeks ago)

luskentyre @ #52994: Thanks 147 - have amended that. (3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #52774: A pile of Bear Starbucks Ridiculous is too kind an adjective. (3 weeks ago)

MovieBuff @ #52772: thanks for giving it a go and @bigz well done. Ritter is not a well known name to be true which is a shame, as she received 6 Oscar nominations. ty (3 weeks ago)

Scampi @ #53024: brill grid (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53024: Very good. Didn’t manage the Duke line connection. (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #53021: yeh! 10/10 thank you (3 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52759: family member? (3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #52772: Struggled with supporting cast members Ritter and Balsom had me thrown for a bit. Used almost off the time but got them. Glad you didn't pick more obscure films. (3 weeks ago)

franc @ #43830: ein hurensohn (3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #52771: Niche is not nice with an extra letter. Wasted 3 minutes of my life. How can you top this one? Shoemakers, bootmakers, cobblers, and sandal makers of ancient history? (3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #52769: Stretch and I don't mean stretch runner (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53021: Great. Thanks for posting. (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #53019: fell for the red herrings so 7/10 for me 10/10 for you ty (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #53020: 3:00 and 4/10 sets the bench mark! (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53019: Works well. Ty. (3 weeks ago)

Paul @ #52897: Bridge not an acceptable answer for all the things that are Something Bridge. Also Pyramid Freytag? (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53020: Easy pease. Post your fastest time. (3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53004: Great ideas. Couldn't see the grouse group link so couldn't sort it from the crane group, but once the wall resolved I saw the grouse link straight away. Unfortunately swan and goose can be swapped between their two groups, so it doesn't work like a wall on the show. (3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53010: Good, but 'Overwatch'? (3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #53012: Ok, but needs editing. The brand is Green & Black's. Missing the apostrophe s off the end had me thinking it was a red herring (I've also never heard of two of the other brands). The neckline group didn't accept neckline as the link. The organs of the body group didn't accept body parts. (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #52997: Taking back Jonathan reference - I should have doubled checked, my bad - you can now enter smug mode! (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #52997: I am keeping Dillon, as it was done purposely. I looked in my dry store and no surprise all out of veronica, nevertheless grid altered so it works. It is really annoying to find misspellings, " Jonathan as 'Johnathon " when in reality it is neither but - Jonathon, infuriating isn't it? (3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #53013: Really good! Nice mix of topics. Especially liked the backwards animals. (3 weeks ago)

147 @ #53005: You should accept Apostles as well as Disciples (3 weeks ago)

Miss Slink @ #53012: A few clanging mistakes here: Green & Black should have a possessive "'s" on the end, and they're primarily known for their chocolate rather than their (much smaller) ice cream range. Walls should also have an apostrophe. Also, "straight across" is generally known as a "slash" neckline. There's some nice ideas in this wall, and I like the "_eye" group, but I'm baffled as to why this was rated 5 out of 5 when there are so many errors. (3 weeks ago)

Midge @ #52997: Annoying. I tried for ages to get the misspelling of Jonathan as 'Johnathon' to reveal something, in the same way as the misspelling of Dylan as 'Dillon' is what made that fit into the herbs group. Veronica is herb, so Veronica Lake and Basil Rathbone could be swapped over. (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53013: nice and easy [although thought seventeen did not know others] ty (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53014: Liked this. Ty. (3 weeks ago)

Twitcher @ #53004: Apologies - fixed now :) Thanks (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #53012: Nice! :) (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53012: Very good ty. (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #24885: Topical grid. (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52946: Thank you St John! You’re welcome to Dylon Glegs. Long may it live on. May it become as ubiquitous as racecar 😄 (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52946: Thanks @Mister Tom, helpful feedback. You’re right, there were no crossovers but my idea being with this format that if you can find a way in with one clue you can race around to find the others that fit just for fun. As with all grids, for some this will be too easy and for others just pure nonsense. I have to put my hand up, I had to google ISO 8601 to see what you were talking about. Duly noted. I thought originally you might be referring to people as d***s 😄 (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #52946: As you say "marmite" ugh bovril man me, I actuall saw the O clue late in but got it and it made me smile. Was going to [may well still] use the Dylon Glegs [brill one I thought] in another aspect. (3 weeks ago)

Dark Knight @ #53007: please add explorers to South Pole group answers (3 weeks ago)

Dark Knight @ #53008: nice. Please add Zodiac as an acceptable answer (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53010: Liked this one. Quite proud of seeing enchilada first and working back from there. Ty. (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53010: Not bad, got two lines ty (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53009: Liked the Dark line ( even though I didn’t get it, it was original to me ). Breaking works ok in its line as it’s an obvious clue, but I didn’t see the It line because of the variety of forms. Some people like that though as it makes it a bit harder. Ty. (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #52946: Thanks for setting. It's not the first of its type. I quite like the offbeat puzzly ones (and set them) but feel this lacks what all grids need- crossovers. ( maybe they were there and i just missed them, i dunno). Ultimately quite straightforward without them. Also please use ISO 8601 when writing d***s :-) (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #53008: Surprised myself with 7. Very nice grid indeed! :) (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53006: 😄 (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52946: Just goes to show that some grids are like marmite. It’s a work in progress and all comments appreciated ( not least because it at least shows you that people are trying them as within a day you’re off the page ). I changed the O clue @Nighteyes. Thanks all. (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53006: not fair to rub it in Fam! (3 weeks ago)

f @ #52997: wat (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53008: got it all, beware the "either before or after" comments ty for posting (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53005: two lines easy [for me], that song again this week! [so should have got it] did not watch the UK version let alone the US. ty (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53004: ditto [ may I suggest Lark?] (3 weeks ago)

bob @ #17624: hhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53006: Easy but a nice change. Ty. [ those few odd years must have made a difference St John, I’d heard of all of them :) ] (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53004: You could change one of them to parrot ( or a less obvious one if you could think of one ). I thought of goose but that would be interchangeable with swan. (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #53006: Easy to solve the wall but I have only heard of two, ty (3 weeks ago)

Hampton @ #52914: Good grid. Ty. (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53004: Nice idea. I got the owl group then went down the same route to no avail. You have two swans so it might not work properly. (3 weeks ago)

Hampton @ #52921: Loved this! (3 weeks ago)

JD @ #3852: berry berry berry (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #27356: Brutal! Scored zero on this one. (3 weeks ago)

Hampton @ #52952: Fun grid. Ty. (3 weeks ago)

Hampton @ #52994: Really nice balance. (3 weeks ago)

Kruptos J @ #52943: Enjoyable & WD, TY (3 weeks ago)

cjt @ #52994: A very good mix, much appreciated (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #52997: I liked it, fiendish (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #53001: Yes, I managed this one Hannah :) (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #52997: A case of woods and trees (3 weeks ago)

Hannah @ #53001: this one a bit easier (3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #52973: Thanks ;-) it probably needed a group that wasn't a word prefix or suffix one (other than the false trails). Once you see the potential for herring though it is hard to unsee. (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52997: Grrr, kind of irritating as I saw the herbs and also numerous bodies of water so thought the whole grid was going that way. Didn’t get beyond one line therefore. (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #34635: This is really good. First three fell into place intuitively and the last one by default. Nice variation on a typical grid. (3 weeks ago)

147 @ #52994: There is a C in Acquittal. Good grid though. (3 weeks ago)

St John @ #52994: quality (3 weeks ago)

film buff @ #52981: Enjoyable thanks (3 weeks ago)

147 @ #52975: It’s Tayto Park, not Tayto Castle in county Meath (3 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52946: Thanks for postingTY (3 weeks ago)

Kruptos J @ #52952: Nicely done TY (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #42681: Such a bastardy red herring! Nicely done! :) (3 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52958: You learn something new every day! (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #42690: Very nice grid! :) (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52963: I thought I'd fail this one completely, but in the end I got 7! :) (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52965: Lots of fun, and I got it! :) (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52989: Foxed (3 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #52952: Couldn't solve the wall, but got all the connections Laughed out loud at the Earl thing, nice one. Thanks for posting. (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52975: Very well done. Completely stumped me! (3 weeks ago)

JD @ #3795: correct answers not accepted:( (3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52989: Wow, completely fixed me. Very good. (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52993: Nice! :) (3 weeks ago)

Chase @ #52993: Evil (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #47: Very good grid! ("Notes" should totally have been allowed, though, but it's OK cos I awarded myself that point anyway) :) (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52973: What Moondog said! (3 weeks ago)

Anastase @ #52967: Good grid. (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52991: Fun and challenging! I got 5/10. (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52990: Not sure if this should be medium or hard, or whether the herrings were sufficiently red. But I had fun making it :) (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52967: Started this one expecting a score of zero, but ended up getting 7/10. I got the groups right, but incorrectly identified the Kardashians one. Awesome grid! :) (3 weeks ago)

Pookington @ #52792: This one was a lot of fun! :) (3 weeks ago)

rabbit man @ #52967: way too hard to solve the grid but easy to get them once theyre in their groups (3 weeks ago)

GOOD STUFF @ #52989: These are the grids I live for! (3 weeks ago)

smart brownie @ #52989: @here this isn't instagram or something. Also i know how to spell knight i just slipped. Also knight and dragon are in fairy tales and so are horses and towns (3 weeks ago)

Here @ #52989: @smartbrownie also you spelled knight wrong (3 weeks ago)

richard @ #52989: should accept "in" instead of "out of" but good grid nonetheless (3 weeks ago)

Here @ #52989: @smartbrownie, not really sure how those would go together seamlessly for a category (3 weeks ago)

OMG @ #52989: OMG MAKE MORE PLZZZ (3 weeks ago)

rofl @ #52989: laughing my ass off with this one, thanks you guys (3 weeks ago)

user @ #52989: Is it spelled correctly? (3 weeks ago)

user @ #52989: Is it spelled correctly? (3 weeks ago)

user @ #52989: Is it spelled correctly? (3 weeks ago)

smart brownie @ #52989: I thought dragon and kight and town and horse should have been together!!! (3 weeks ago)

Kyle @ #52989: i thought it was clocks (3 weeks ago)

Kyle @ #52989: i thought it was clocks (3 weeks ago)

did it in 10 secs @ #52989: Pretty easy once you consider that fine doesn't match any other word. After I got that, I got it pretty quicek. It was fun but I don't know (3 weeks ago)

Flimbo @ #52989: pretty slick, sailor (3 weeks ago)

d @ #52792: I think medical procedures is a fair answer for that category, but great grid all the same (3 weeks ago)

d @ #52967: Same situation for me, I got thrown off by thinking k was a baseball strikeout and I noticed the i group but didn't realize current fit until it was too late. (3 weeks ago)

Moondog @ #52973: 0/10. You destroyed me! I might on a good day have got two groups but the others although obvious when you see the answers would have beaten me on my very best day. In the very best tradition of the original and I tip my hat to you for a supremely difficult (but not unsolvable) quiz. (3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #52757: Salad fingers. Makes zero sense (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

boo @ #43870: a (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

EthelQ @ #52928: Quick and fab! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

GuyIncognito @ #52487: Bronze is not a metal (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52946: @Nighteyes, O clue was bad, I’ll give you that ( I couldn’t think of a final link ). But come on, Dylon Glegs, it’s inspired! 😄 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Will @ #47: Really enjoyable, thanks! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52963: Gave up first time around but got two lines with a bit more thought. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #52946: Sorry, but the fat line just does not work. And dylon glegs? No. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #52954: Easy but excellent. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #52963: Nice. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

rek @ #29154: lmao i put apple just like you guys too wtf (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

user @ #52792: EEG is not a brain imaging technique. It measures activity. It, like the others, it is a medical diagnostic. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52971: Nice to have an easy one very now and again. Ty. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52970: Annoyingly hidden. Not very good at these wordy ones. Got t-shirt at least. Wd. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Deano @ #52949: You have JFK killing wrong, it was 22/11/63 not 22/4 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52967: Very clever. Only managed 2 lines even though I could see where you were going with it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

MisterEct @ #52965: Great wall! I shouldn't have been lazy abbreviating Alexander to Alex... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

SonDotCom @ #52965: Great wall! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

David @ #52952: Great fun, thanks. (and I hope you're ashamed of yourself for Earl, Duke, Lord) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Froggy @ #52955: ^ Nerd alert^ (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52871: Think you’d have to be from Oz to see the Buck line. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52958: You were right about the pig. I came across a hilarious video. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

SeedyEm @ #52915: Good grid, but I'm not sure it's unique. I would say that Bank and Embankment are interchangeable. Still fun! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #3775: hmmm (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52955: Let it run to the end just to see the resolved grid. Didn’t become much clearer even when I read the solution. Over my head. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #27181: Sooooooo many red herrings! Got it in the end, though. Nicely done! :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

paul @ #52942: Very nice. And I like that even though I didn't see the connection in the last group, it accepted any word with an A as correct!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #34633: Thanks Pookington ( I think we like similar grids ). Couldn’t figure out the per/chance connection, annoyingly. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #34827: I got nothing, but it's a brilliant grid anyway :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Deb @ #52946: Perfectly awesome! One of my favorites! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #34633: Loved this one! :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dgms @ #52940: Good grid. I liked the red herring groups and the almost theme of metals. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52947: In the nick of time. All but the Cupid connection. Some good red herrings in there. Ty. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52946: Thanks St John. ‘Save the’ - I’ll stick it in the notes (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52947: 2/4 lines for me, ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #51774: @bigz only just seen your comment. Charles Dance - English actor, recently played Tywin Lannister in Game Of Thrones. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52946: very good indeed [save the ?] nice mixture of styles as well ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52943: Sneaky. Missed the Sky Racer line but, as always, seems obvious now. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Core Crew @ #52921: Great grid but an unwed man is a bachelor so no need for the "not"? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52946: Maybe not brilliant but I feel guilty doing everyone else’s grids and not contributing my own every now and again. Hopefully doable. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #52872: terrible (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #52915: very good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est289 @ #27181: Liked it! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est289 @ #27210: Liked it! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est289 @ #52944: Great grid! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52903: Word play - my cup of tea TY (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52914: Tough but fair TY (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hamburger @ #52942: Nice, keep 'em coming (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #15122: Quality grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #4182: Agree with all the positivesbelow, excellent - more please (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #40482: Fun little one (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #27294: I will not condone this with a comment, but GUFFAW! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52942: Very good. Like ones at this level that fall into place with a little work. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Spencer @ #52942: Very nice! Didn't take long to solve but I like the categories :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52940: Good grid just over did the elements a bit. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52939: got to confess it has never been debated in my house hold, never heard of it. ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52933: very clever and to coin an old English expression "bloody infuriating" It was a beach of a grid. Never remembered that summer in the park wearing my harris tweed. ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52940: Yeah, liked that. Thanks (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52931: Nice red herrings (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52930: Thought Boy George connection there somewhere ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #27294: I loved this one, because I'm secretly six years old :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dogma @ #52940: Nice and simple. Thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #52895: Thanks Paul (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52929: Mike Baldwin's clothing factory. Iiked the grid ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Hamburger @ #52927: Very well done, cheers. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52926: Yes, clever bit of misdirection. Got me too. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52909: Loving your puns lately lol (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52928: liked this also (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52933: Enjoyable ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52921: Nice ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52927: ditto (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52873: Enjoyed a chortle ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52926: Got me, I was mistook! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kruptos J @ #52839: Well Mr P, I liked it. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52922: close but no cigar for me wd ty (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52927: 👍 sound (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52922: Great! Got two lines and liked the other two. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52928: Yeah, liked that. Thanks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52933: Vg. Ty. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #52921: Very good grid, I like these ones. Easy when you spot the plot 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52915: I managed 7/10. The bank group got me, but as always, I enjoy learning through these grids. Thanks! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52931: 10/10. Earth group takes me back a ways, but a very nice grid. Thank you! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52929: Very nice, thanks! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52927: After a minute, and several clicks, I finally cottoned on to what was going on, and I got it. Thanks for a very clever grid! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #52927: Very good, nice spread of subjects, some red herrings Maybe add marriages? Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pookington @ #52906: Despite getting a lousy 5/10, I really liked this one ) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lawsy @ #52574: Tickled the neurons. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

ernst blofinger @ #49627: the station answer is simply brilliant... being from leeds... i'm a tad annoyed it defeated me! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52921: Well, let's hope those knights always look on the bright side of life! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52914: Derek Fowlds!!!! Yes Minister/Prime Minister. I knew I'd heard of him before; thanks for reminding me, I'm going to have to watch some now. And I'll look for Basil Brush as well. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tobi @ #52921: Tremendously clever, took me a couple of minutes to get! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52802: Nice grid, Thanks for posting! As someone who begins constructing most of my grids with a 'precedes' or 'follows' group, and as others frequently say, in these groups, it's best to have the words all follow or precede. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

jj @ #52921: very nice, took a second to get some of them but flew together nicely in the end (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #52703: PA's do not practice medicine They work in medical care but are flunkies who can work under ODs, DOs, NPs, and MDs Sorry, it's insulting to say they practice medicne. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #52697: Milking milk Rather weird way of putting it Like Scotching Scotch or Beering beer Cow and cattle only possibly confusing or confounding clues. Not that complex except the double elemental symbols (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52868: Nice grid, loved Kidderminster. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Reigel @ #15868: Decent (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Reigel @ #21280: It's alright (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Charles Dolan @ #33156: Super easy but enjoyable (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52914: @Nighteys, you are correct, it was , I am, I did and to be truthful I only remembered Mr Derek (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52918: Excellent grid, very tough! Thanks (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52921: Got your style. Looked long and hard for the knights that say... 5* for you 10/10 for me. TY (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52906: Fiendishly difficult....and good, two groups was all I could manage. Thanks for posting! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52920: Oh shut yer....! 5* terrific grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52919: Got myself the full house on the second spin, so I feel vindicated. Top notch grid. wd and TY (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52918: Fun and funny. Things that have........? oh my lol (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Risk @ #52868: Good one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Spencer @ #52921: Superb! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52914: thank you (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woodie @ #52871: It were grand alright, thank you Antony, just the reaction I was fishing for. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Spencer @ #52885: Gahh, you're absolutely right. You'd think that recently rereading 'Copperfield' would have cemented that in my mind, but clearly I took a few liberties upon remembering that it was something to do with shoe blacking. I'll sack my research team tomorrow, with immediate effect. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52903: I saw the trees and the cities, but everything else was greek to me. Nice learning experience. Thanks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52903: What’s up Dave? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52921: Got it. Ty. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Antony @ #52862: One of these keeps you sane every so often. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Antony @ #52867: great grid- i was slightly annoyed with myself that i knew the big brother answer. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Antony @ #52871: Ooh that 'baby' red herring got me hook line and sinker. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dave @ #52903: You are wasting your time. Crap!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dave @ #52905: Crap!!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Antony @ #52876: Nederlandse Tanten ? Ik ken deze niet. There you go that was my poor attempt at Dutch. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52914: I got 3 out of 4 groups, which I don't think is too bad. Thank you for the grid! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

steve @ #52914: superb (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52918: Great work. Thanks (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52915: very nice (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #52906: Ludicrously obscure. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #52914: Brush was too hard, even if, like me, you are old enough to have watched it. The rest was good though. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52914: Good grid, liked the red herrings. Didn't get the Roy line, just didn't click, was a fan too. 10 - 7 to you. Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #52914: Very tough. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #52910: Look around you? D-pad? A bit obscure maybe? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Est289 @ #52915: Oh that was tricky! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52915: Two of the best red herrings I've seen. There's possibly more than that, well thought out. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52911: Concur, very good indeed ty (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52911: Nice and different, well done 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52911: Well that made it easier. Ty. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52802: I believe the reference is the US version of a boy scout badge [lighting fires, tracking etc] which is sewn to the uniform. DC1234 is mixing both US and UK as can be seen by the flag next to his/her identifier. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52784: Agree Deutchlander. I guess s/he was trying to add more males names but Marco ans Adolf were so un-English,so unlike the other 4. But not being a viewer of Minion stories knowing why he picked those 4 very English names was beyond me. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52802: Me too Dogma. What`s a Boy Scout Patch? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52851: Suggest you also put religious or ecclesiastical titles? It`s Royal titles after all. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52873: Knight where made me laugh anyway!!🤣 But then so did the cheese accompaniments.🤣🤣 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52904: Not a scooby. Simply don’t operate at this level. Got as far as putting Naranja and Appelsin together, then looked to put ‘Japanese looking’ words together. Saw Cuervo, thought tequila :) Someone is going to have to have a pretty broad knowledge base. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52880: I got it all but only just in time because there were loads of crossovers! That`s the sign of a good grid! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52897: Agree with Midge. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #52903: Quite good. Having the Skew group and the Mottingham group in the same wall was a bit much. Solved the wall in a minute,would have guessed the Mottingham link if it hadn't seemed like a repetition. Knew two of that group, another rang a bell, but itseemed like a repeat so I looked for a word link instead. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52904: I like a challenge, and all info [as long as it is accurate] is valid. Therefore I marked this grid highly, but I should like to know if the Aran line [good herring btw] is sufficiently "gettable" ty (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Doc Filth @ #52853: I added a star for the Alan Partridge reference, but dropped one for not allowing "nationality" or "demonym" as an answer. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Will @ #52902: Great! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ade @ #52902: Excellent grid and great comments! Thanks all (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52902: 🤣 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52902: @Stjohn. Haha, a few odd years it would seem. At least your first record wasn’t Black Lace :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52903: 7/10 this time. Didn’t know Maryland etc. Good work on coming up with new ideas. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

St John @ #52902: @Fam, bask in your youth! The grid did need a little change anyway. I bought Go Wild as well and think I used it one of my grids not so very long ago. Embarrassed to admit, the first record I bought was "Billy Don't be a Hero" by Paper Lace (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52902: Ahh @Barrymore/Stjohn don’t make any amendments on account of my fuzzy brain :) I have pockets of knowledge floating around in a sea of confusion. Just a little bit too young/uncool for Newman. First record I bought was Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild in the Country. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dagoba @ #52899: Good. The Office group was sneaky - never heard of any of those characters. Is it the US version? I couldn't sort that from the belief group, as I've never heard 'Creed' used as a person's name. I couldn't see what overlap there could be between the two groups (belief, and 'names') except for Faith. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #52902: Took ages sorting the first group I spotted (Bisto), and had to restart, but got 10/10. Don't like the Bisto group - feels wrong they all go after different things that sound similar, but couldn't sort the other groups till I had that and the Merkin group out of the way. The wool link was obvious, but until there was only that and the witch group left, I couldn't sort it out. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barrymore @ #52902: thanks @Fam - have amended Pope, a bit surprised you did not know Newman, 1979 No1 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52902: 4/10 for me. Saw Whites and Bisto but didn’t see the link as I don’t know the other two. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #52669: Shop does not precede in two cases. It folows. Your reason for the link should say may precede or follow _____ (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JD @ #3673: Snickers first, then marathon then snickers again (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bigz @ #52659: I'd hate to be given a shopping list for the grocers from you and a time limit This is so over the top (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barrymore @ #52898: *ply or even play* (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

S John @ #52898: very happy with two lines, the Luton one is one of my favourite go to facts and Isner one legendary. Great to ply your grids thank you (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #52880: Agreed, familiar categories but well executed. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

paul @ #52895: Nice work! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Trillium @ #52898: Creative, and I failed. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lizzy @ #46908: I found this one hard but learnt a few things! Thanks 😊 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #48099: I thought I’d make a clean job of this but I haven’t learnt my lesson. It was stolen from me and I was left in tears. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lizzy @ #50890: I couldn't find the 'paper' group but I made the connection. Good crossovers. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JD @ #3626: Alcoholic drinks, Advocaat not a liqueur (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #47970: Another kind of fun one, and a headache at the same time! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hampton @ #52880: Good solid grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

C @ #52867: You evil b*st*rd (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Midge @ #52897: Very good. Two groups were great but the Freytag group was pretty tenuous, and the Google group very unsatisfying. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #42446: A doable name one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #24777: 👍 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TRIFFIK @ #52839: Didn't get any right but loved it all the same, ty (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #52897: Nice (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #38802: I agree. Something a bit different. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Barrymore @ #52896: It was in the name (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #52896: Picked up the magic word quickly but still found it wasn't too easy to put together, WD, TY (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Colmac @ #52868: Very good. Love the Brutus group. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #52880: old chestnut or not, there were six of them, with excellent crossovers, so... 5 ***** (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #38802: Very fun grid! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

haywood @ #52792: Nice grid. Does the CIA actually enforce any laws, or just make up their own? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52867: Loved the red herrings! Nice grid, thanks. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52894: Great grid. I was thrilled to get two out of 10! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #38826: I like this one :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

film buff @ #52894: Enjoyable, just the right amount of challenge, ty (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

solitary88 @ #52894: Excellent! I really enjoy your puzzles (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52862: Lovely quick solve. Perfect for beginners. Thanks. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52866: Nice grid but answers need work. John and Gospels not accepted. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #52880: The letters group is an old chestnut, so only four stars (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Tom @ #13692: Too obscure (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

paul @ #52888: good, but you don't need a connection between the countries when they are the only countries in the grid. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

paul @ #52889: good. the book titles are also all movie titles. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #52889: This is not as hard or as random as it first looks ( though admittedly I got the Cleopatra group then went blind ). One group is obscure but the other three are there if you slow down. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Fam @ #33766: Thanks for highlighting these by Ducky @Pookington (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woodie @ #52889: Good grid, never heard of them, so 3 red herrings wasted on me and then, not a storm or hurricane in sight. well done ty (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

barry womble @ #52885: I don't think Dickens shone shoes. Didn't he work in a blacking factory bottling their product? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woodie @ #52888: excellent (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woodie @ #52887: just pleased I got the Y2K line ty (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #38916: @Fam Awesome, thanks very much! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #33574: This one was fun! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Carlene Nichol @ #52794: Love it!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #33700: What I know about football could be written on the head of a pin, with enough room left over for the King James Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare. So I was pleasantly surprised to have recognised two of the songs. Ended up getting 4/10. Awesome grid! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #33766: Got this one with five seconds left! Almost didn't get the "Life/Lane" group. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #34371: Yay! I got this one! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #34522: This is a good'n! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pookington @ #34803: The version I knew when I was a lad went like this: Ip dip doo Doggie did a poo Went to the cinema at half past two When the movie started Everybody farted Out goes Y-O-U (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52882: Malevolently clever, thanks for posting! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

mart @ #52145: the person who made this is probably super sexy and stupid and dont forget stupid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52767: Thank you for trying, at least I hope you like them (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ananya @ #52825: I will (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woodie @ #52882: ditto (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Woodie @ #52882: dittp (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

matt @ #52885: This one was tough… good fun though, and learnt a lot (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

charles @ #6833: good one (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

charles @ #26145: Very difficult, too American tho, not heard of many of the things (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

JardiHardi @ #52767: your puzzles are so hard bruh, I'm not good at this stuff (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #52852: nice work (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

haywood @ #52866: "John" not accepted, "Evangelist" not accepted, "Apple" not accepted... sheesh (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52882: Nice one. Never got practice but always kick myself after. 10s all round. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Perry @ #52749: Worked out 3/4 groups fairly quickly. Finding the final connection defeated me. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Midge @ #52868: Really good! Thank you. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamburger @ #52873: Well made and good fun. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52853: Good grid, maybe allow nationalities? Thanks for posting8 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52856: Good one, couple of red herrings Nice n easy 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52873: Good one, lots of red herrings I enjoyed playing it 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52865: Super, 10s all round Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

barry womble @ #52849: Great wall from a Puzzgrid all-time All-star. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

barry womble @ #52862: 12 clicks. 14 seconds. Bish bosh. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

barry womble @ #52865: 5* (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

barry womble @ #52867: My God. So many red herrings. Respect. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52822: I though they were trains! I wondered what a river train was? 🤣 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52843: Solved in 21 seconds!! Vegetabes and metric a bit too straightfwd perhaps? But I still enjoyed it.TY. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

barry womble @ #52868: Absolutely brilliant, thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

barry womble @ #52864: tremendous. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52852: 1 less `words within words` would`ve made it harder. But -hey-I like getting 10/10. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hypatia @ #52792: Should take "disease" (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52856: Got it quick but it`s nice to have an easy one sometimes. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52868: Made me think! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #52633: The retronyms are half right, half nonsense. Your scrambled countries falls apart unless guessed out of desperation. Aneurysm is not spelled with an i. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #52631: Very niche after the one obvious group. Not for a wide audeince. This is like putting up the names of 4 Presidents, then the marks of limos in which they rode, then the names of their chauffeurs, and then the names of the chauffeurs' dogs. This just carried on down irrelevant paths. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

RainyDays @ #52866: Missed my confetti cuz I typed "John" instead of "Johns" :( But good grid! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #52625: Why not just 16 clues for Deus ex Machina or some other concept? This brought back horrid memories of my Shakepeare professor at uni who was an etymologist and didn't care about storylines, the beauty of the speeches, or anything but niche trivia. This is academic narcissism taken to a new height to produce a new low. Horrid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #49103: I've got two Joni Albums but didn't spot it! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52180: great (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #52606: Echoing Omegaman. Emotions, feelings, YES. No idea what Inside Out hast to do with them. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bigz @ #52600: Spotted Happy and Bashful had me going in a direction not owls. Nice mix of crossover clues. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52660: excellent (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52791: nice (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52861: The fruit one is hard, not heard of casaba (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #38916: @Pookington. If you like this style of grid check out those by truecockney. An example so you can find them via the name is #19213 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Woodie @ #52861: with thanks to LittleQuill for the inspiration (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pookington @ #38916: The most fun grids are the ones where I'm racking my brains for the first two and a half minutes, then it all suddenly clicks into place and I end up solving it with just a few seconds left. This is one of the most fun grids. :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52833: Nice. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52855: Very nice. Thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52856: Great grid, thanks. The Hotel group did not accept "phonetic" as an answer. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Woodie @ #52852: enjoyable (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pesto party @ #52833: nice grid really fun (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pesto party @ #52846: great gfird (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52856: Easy but made me 'happy' ty (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mr jolly @ #36815: Good grid. Like the crossovers and red herrings (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

paul @ #52852: Nice work - easy categories well hidden! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jo @ #52852: All the old regulars in one grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mr jolly @ #36819: Lovely stuff (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52853: 👍 stumped me. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mr Picky @ #52839: kg.m3.s-3 should be kg.m2.s-3 Onjour Onjour should be 'Onjour 'Onjour! Fowl could be removed (double definition) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

AndyP @ #52851: Quite a favourable grid and completed fairly quickly. A couple of my links didn't take (looks like you needed to write "religious leaders" out in full when maybe "relig" should have been enough), but that's first world problems. Cheers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamburger @ #52846: Good grid. I only got one line right. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52845: This was definitely not easy ( for me! ) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52851: Got there in the end (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52852: Quite dastardly when your brain’s not in that mode but I got them all. Ty. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jonboy @ #52849: nice one, not too hard, thanks (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dogma @ #52842: Nice and straightforward, thanks. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52844: This was clever. You got me with all those fruits though the resolved grid made sense. Wd, ty. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamburger @ #52792: Well done. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52850: At last, one I can do at this time of the morning 😄 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52847: Maybe my brain hasn’t woken up yet but this seemed a bit tough and obscure. Got the English line but unaware of the connection. Comminuted line should have been doable but I didn’t know that term. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dogma @ #12469: Brilliant ideas, but it doesn't work as a grid, as there are several directly swappable answers. Bow, or Axe could be swapped from their group, with Spear. Sword, from another group could also be swapped with Spear. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fam @ #52849: Learnt something with wine, but looking up stop and cube they seemed a bit more obscure. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #3500: You don't know much about music? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

JD @ #3483: sewing? (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fio @ #28362: It was 👍 (remember to vaccinate your pets agaisnt Malaria) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pookington @ #52839: Very nicely done! I completely failed to solve it, and kicked myself when I saw some of the answers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pookington @ #52843: Solved in 27 seconds. Nice and easy. :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

d @ #52761: damn not knowing widow and falling for the trump red herring stumped me. Missed all the groups but managed 3 connections. The verb category was a little vague for my taste (maybe if they were missing the same letter? that might be hard not to make obvious I suppose) but a good tough grid all the same. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

corrector @ #52833: Napoleon III (Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the first president of France (as Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte) from 1848 to 1852 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sam @ #52833: Wasn't Bonaparte an emperor rather than a president? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fae @ #52833: Very nice (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fae @ #52835: The Derek group is very obscure, enjoyed the other lines (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fae @ #52841: Could be parts of the head or face (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Woodie @ #52833: very enjoyable (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

werdna @ #52833: Very good! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

werdna @ #52837: Really not sure about the specificity of 'crises' and 'scandals' (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Johnny @ #52756: This one very good. We like this one. This one is a good one. It is liked. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

sark @ #31483: The "name" category is inconsistent. "Second name" and "Pen name" are made up of two words, while "Nickname" and "Forename" are both single words. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52592: 2 of the 4 go beyond niche this was a total waste of 3 minutes of my life (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

JadeSM @ #52835: The derrick line and group of animal lines are pretty obscure (which is fine I suppose, just difficult) and I would try to avoid mixing up if the associated word goes before or after the clue like they do in the other two lines (e.g. jehovah's witness vs witness protection and house arrest vs white house), just my two cents though this is all preference (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52584: The Saint Saens was not going to be guessed by many, including me. The other 3 took seconds to put together, No real red herrings. And, Nothappy apparently skipped music class that day. We can likely presume that Berlioz and Debussy also qualify as obscure. Thank you for indeed not including Pacman, Mario Bros, or comic book superheroes in any groups, as well as omitting soccer players. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #52833: Nice (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52582: get the H out concord (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52575: Nice amusing component with complicated (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52574: Neologism. Same as made-up word. Would be nice to have that added to correct answers for that group. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Trillium @ #52821: Fast and fun! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

DoubleHappy @ #52723: Check out the Spanish original version of Vanilla Sky - "Abre los oyos" (open your eyes) with subtitles - it's awesome (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52802: Nice ideas. A little odd to mix singular and plurals in the mythical creatures. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52564: odyssey worse stretch than marx (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

sark @ #42266: @Spicy: I don't think Lifeboat and Vertigo are interchangeable unless there's a board game called BOAT that I am unaware of. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dogma @ #52823: I thought it looked simple and some of it was. I loved the Doormouse group, and the mean Fortune group. I wasn't so impressed by th other two. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #52822: Nice and straightforward, with enough red herrings to make it interesting. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52812: This one's good. I failed. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #52810: Nice idea, but needs a lot of editing to work as a grid and to make any sense. Even the stage version of The Wizard of Oz is not by Lloyd Webber - though he collaborated in adapting it, and it seems odd to have Bonnie & Clyde in the grid twice. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bigz @ #52542: Put Clinton in the right group by chance. Got the 42 connections other than him until I saw he fit in. Nice grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52817: This was a really good one! It stumped me for a bit, then made me feel awfully clever when I got it! :) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Woodie @ #52812: very good (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #52823: Easy, once I saw what was going on. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

barry womble @ #52790: Brilliant. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52600: I wish I'd seen Kit's comment before doing this one. Then I'd have known to not get stuck looking for owls. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52611: Yay you for referencing Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine! :) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Mr jolly @ #40381: Lovely stuff (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Midge @ #52720: Ok, just not for me. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

HaBenger5 @ #52684: Most endtertaining (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52816: Nice grid. Answers need a bit of work, eg did not accept Dance. Thanks (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

TPoser @ #52813: Great quiz. Thought the cottage clue was a little loose, but loved the other ones. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

barry womble @ #52816: Nice. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

barry womble @ #52817: This is an Only Connect level wall that is good enough to broadcast. Really good, thank you. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #19213: Another fun one by truecockney. He/she has done a lot like this if you like this style. If you’re new to puzzgrid ( I am relatively ) you can find all the grids by a person by finding one of their grids then clicking on their name. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52820: Doh! Cantor (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52820: Hm a somewhat rueful group, to quote Eddie Kantor "you'd better keep her, you'll find it cheaper". Btw PM- great actor! TY (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #19369: Something nice for a Saturday morning. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52659: Nicely done! Completely stumped me! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Woodie @ #52817: I had fun with that (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Woodie @ #52818: brilliant (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

film buff @ #52817: wapentakes! A good mix TY (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Woodie @ #52816: 7 for me 5 for you [stars that is] VL beat me ty (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fam @ #52817: Sound grid. I got the cupper line even though I didn’t know why exactly. Thanks for posting. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Woodie @ #52814: ditto (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

quodlibet @ #52814: Nicely done, and neat theme! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #50678: Also, even after the answers came up, I can only figure out one of the pop stars. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #50678: I failed this one completely! You were correct to label it as "fiendish", because it really was! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52684: This one was fun! :) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

matt @ #52812: Loved this! Had me stumped on the butterflies right up until the last few seconds (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

nick @ #33026: times is also an anagram, minute also means small and is also a measure of time. That's not being clever, that's being scummy (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

paul @ #52810: A mistake with the repeated clue? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pookington @ #52793: This one was fun :) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Sam Curtis @ #35374: EK (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

CKJ @ #52792: Brainy! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

James @ #52792: Very nice! A bit ticky too, PET made me think that plastics were a category. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Ross @ #52809: This is a really great puzzle! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

.; @ #52769: Notice how some handles attract negative stars? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jmelb @ #52772: Easy but lots of fun, 5* (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #52708: Please widen your answer range eg cleaning (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #52706: Two groups are synonyms but that isn’t included in your answers (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Duckies @ #52792: That was ace, best I've done on here. Thanks! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Nah @ #52800: Bowl category really feels like it’s from an entirely different grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52750: Great workout, top class grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

robin @ #52803: please remove this grid i posted two by accident. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

robin @ #52804: please remove this grid i posted two by accident. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

robin @ #52803: please remove this grid i posted it twice by accident. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dogma @ #52802: Very easy (sorted in forty seconds) apart from the link in the Adams group- I've never heard of two of the things in the context of the link word. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #9035: 👍 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

NerdyBird87 @ #52515: Great puzzle, fantastic use of red herrings! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Paul @ #52786: The whole way through that I was thinking about Civ 5, and I didn't get the Civ 5 group! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Deutchlander @ #52784: Bit on the nose mate (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Paul @ #52791: Enjoyed that one, even though I didn't get the EN group which was annoying (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Cat @ #52789: Oh man, you're right! Had a brain fart, I'll fix it. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Morgan @ #52789: Hold X group - should be _ up , surely? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #4641: This is not as innocent as it first looks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ade @ #52764: Excellent. Loved the Coldplay line. Thank you (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ade @ #52747: Perhaps I was lucky but it only took me 37 seconds. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #52538: meh (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Trillium @ #52792: Fun! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #52536: Those are burial places, not objects (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52790: This was good. So good I didn’t get anywhere. Thrown off by a red herring that I was SURE was in a certain group! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Roy @ #52791: Excellent (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52785: Just looking at it gives me a headache. I’m not even attempting it :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #18502: Love this style. Fun, and satisfying when the penny drops. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

DoorsHorse @ #52788: Erittäin hyvä. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Trillium @ #52785: What on earth ....I'm going to have to Google a lot of this. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52784: Liked it. Ty. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52783: @Fam, I am ;-) thank you, notice no reference to "homowotsits" (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52783: Easy and fun. @Stjohn, you would be proud of one of the lines in this :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

JadeSM @ #52756: good grid I liked it (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

TRIFFIK @ #52734: Thank you all for the comments and hints!! Much appreciated x (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52777: @Stjohn, aah, I can see postulating now….and shorthaired too! Wow, my brain was having trouble with those. Thanks for the clues :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #52528: Jeeves is a valet, not a butler. Hudson would have been the better choice. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

bigz @ #52523: No H in bronco. Not a lung related nickname. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Horatio @ #52730: All going well until the phonetic alphabet again! Please can we all agree to never make another grid ever again with this in it! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #19516: And another. Fun and satisfying format. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #19785: Another good one (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52777: @ Fam Vidi, Vici postulating, oh b....er, just seen shorthaired as well, so it is a tie. :-) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52782: Excellent for British history nerds. I, unfortunately, am not a British history nerd, so I got a total score of zero. Learned a bunch of stuff, though. Very nice grid! :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52778: Good grid and some new facts too. Ty. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52777: Yes to what Stjohn said please. Some stuff you can look up yourself ( like popcorn ), but I can’t see postulating either. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52759: I got 7, largely because what I know about wrestling can be written on the head of a pin with loads of room to spare. A very good grid indeed! :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dogma @ #52778: Should 'Maiss' be 'Meiss'? I wasn't sure which was phonetically more plausible for that group. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52764: This one was brutal! I got a great big fat zero! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #52773: Interesting, but three groups were basically overlapping, so without knowing in advance what you were after, it was impossible to sort the grid completely. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52778: Djibouti rolls of the tongue a lot easier than it's predecessor The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #52769: Very good, but two of the homophones aren't homophones. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52778: I got five. Officially six, but I took a point away from myself because, while I got the countries, I didn't realise they were named after cities. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52777: solved the wall but expand answer please, especially shorthaired thank you (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #52778: Good wall. Not too many red herrings. It all made sense and worked. Difficult to phrase the link for the Djibouti group, but it accepted my answer. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #52767: Almost finished the grid but there was no time to die. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #52767: Nice one (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #52772: pretty good grid, I'm annoyed I didn't get them all. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #52774: a little too niche I'm afraid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52771: Ever so slightly specialist. I do like playing the ‘press random buttons for 3 mins and see what you get’ game though and I got one line. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52770: I wait to see your next offering (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52776: Should have refreshed, knew them all but could not segregate in time. wd ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52770: I thought you’d done walls before Pookington. I only managed two lines but thought it was a good wall. I appreciate any walls that people put up as it takes time and I’ve only managed a few myself. Thanks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aussie @ #52775: Should be easy for Aussies (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #52770: That's an excellent wall for anyone let alone a beginner. Quite tough, plenty of crossovers and herrings, but doable with effort. Well done. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52770: I thought very good, solved all, but didn't have a clue on the Exit line. It's an age thing, first album I bought was Buddy Holly and the Crickets! Nice spread of subjects A red herring or two, what more could anyone want ? More please, I enjoyed playing, you win 10-7 Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

haywood @ #52730: nice and easy does it every time (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

James @ #52770: Definitely. A highly accomplished first effort, I'd say (a very good wall regardless of the experience of the setter) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52773: I got two! :( (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52774: I'm embarrassed to say I didn't get a single one! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pookington @ #52770: What do you reckon? Alright for a first wall? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Hamburger @ #52769: This is good. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #24661: This is pretty good if you like the more cryptic ones. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52769: Too difficult for me I’m afraid, and I’m usually such a fan of the homophones. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52769: One group galloped away with my time but enjoyed the others TY! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52751: Liked this, TY (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dogma @ #52757: Okay, but the misspelling 'seperate' made me waste time looking for hidden words and discarding the synonyms group for a while, and the Composer homophones don't all work as homophones. I loved the Salad fingers reference. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Yerushalmi @ #52758: There isn't a unique solution. You can switch Corn with any of Tapioca, Bread, or Rice and it would still work. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52765: Good one. Very annoyed to have missed Treasure connection. Ty. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52765: feeling a little smug. enjoyed solving thank you V (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

paul @ #52723: A fun grid, and excellent work on the accepted answers! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Eric Mcsporran @ #15992: What a load of bo**ocks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52751: I’m in awe of the people who get these. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

kitty @ #52764: Great grid, lots of red herrings made it a tough one! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Midge @ #52760: Unsatisfying (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dagoba @ #52759: Fairly easy, except for the Suplex group - I didn't get the link for that. Separating that group from the Bloody Mary group was a little tricky, but I just chose the ones I knew fitted, and they worked. I was lucky really that didn't know all four from the Suplex group could also gone in the Bloody Mary group. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52761: too difficult for my lack of knowledge, and therefore the trump red herring was wasted which is a shame ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52762: def fiendish. spoiler alert to anyone else playing this grid -- whatever you are thinking - forget it, you're wrong. very clever grid tho (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52760: pass (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52759: easy enough but I was left with a possible eight alcoholic beverages. got them though wd ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52758: very good, the rye line was a switch in themes which made it more difficult [but that's fair enough] and again the UK/US differences made it more difficult over here, well for me at least. wd ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52757: that young lad's granny's house must have had a big attic! Gave you five stars BUT deducted seven stars for the finger reference. day, dress, bowl first thing I saw and when informed "pap pap oops" grrrr. all said good grid ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52756: exercises at this ungodly hour, shudders. could not split the deck from the floor and "pass" o that line whatever it means. wd ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52755: top marks for hiding the obvious, made me chuckle wd ty (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52751: got 1 [point] 5* puzz. Now where is that cliff where the native peoples with head smashed in buffalo jump again? room for one more. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52757: Separate ( go on, quickly change it before anyone notices ) Good grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

stjohn @ #52750: ***** (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Hypatia @ #52758: Homophones were good; book titles didn't have a coherent enough link. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52758: Liked the Rain Dear line. The Rye line is too much of a push I think. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52760: This turns into a fiendish grid if you approach it like a typical grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52756: Well, maybe I’m in a bad mood but I just found this infuriating. Kept thinking it must be relatively easy and was trying to find a logical way in but got nowhere. Once I saw the resolved grid I realised that I never would have got it. Bravo. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Fam @ #52750: Really good connections and yet I only saw two before the grid was resolved. Ty. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52729: Cleverly constructed Loved it You win 10 -6 Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jmelb @ #52729: Its is easier when you are showing your age lol! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Putin @ #52490: TRAASH (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52513: Surinam has no E in it. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52507: twin or single smallest. Full was the larger sized before queen size were made. Not common anymore, except in older furniture. Queen size around a lot longer than king. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Emma Lambie @ #52720: The 4th item shouldn't be the connection, you need 4 it's that are connected. Misleading board imo. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52492: NO idea how you found there is more to lounge lizard than most of us would think. Well researched. Off to work, yes. Up to work, no, doesn't really work - no pun intended. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #52657: You could add occupation and crafts to your professions (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52491: avOcado is the correct spelling burEtor gave the one group away. Try something less obvious like park or ton. Wayne is also a correct solution to the surnames group. More than one Wayne Wilson out there. Wayne Rodgers was Trapper John on TV in MASH, Wayne Brady and Wayne Newton performers. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52486: no red herrings groups are easy to sort without any crossovers MacBeth is a play (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52482: super specific on the RuPaul group Positive personal qualities should have been acceptable (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Omegaman @ #52608: One group are all synonyms for applause but that isn’t included. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52473: very niche might be better to put two groups in with 2 unrelated groups and make 2 walls incorporating them (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

RainyDays @ #52747: Awesome grid, :D (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #52747: *comprehend (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #52747: Took 2 or 3 seconds to comprehens BUT took anothe 2'40" to collate which was fun to do. ty 5* (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

St John @ #52746: Sláinte! Votres santé! Prosit! beautifully simple ty (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52746: Gets the thumbs up from me. Ty. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52747: Actually a bit tricky with potential crossovers. Needed a refresh. Ty. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

AMX @ #52734: (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #2736: 👍 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Basky @ #52684: cute, but the end- beginning words are also r- beginning words! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #9603: Good older grid. Love it when I come across the ones of this ilk. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52734: I enjoyed once I`d realised and realised I had to say homophones for... It`s a good one!. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista Lonsdale @ #52734: I enjoyed once I`d realised and realised I had to say homophones for.... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52732: Very good! Got two lines, Loved the Pan line, and looked up two new words. Thank you. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

a @ #2147483647: a (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52667: Great (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

stjohn @ #52734: ***** (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52734: Whoops. Must have refreshed the page and it resubmitted my comment. But yes, it is a good and fun grid! ( it looks like you have your answers set up so that it must include the word ‘homophones’. You could widen the acceptable answers if you listed all the separate spellings for each answer ). (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Quasarsphere @ #23411: Got this with fifteen seconds left! Nice! :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52734: Brilliant! Ty (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52734: I never bother with the answers. If I know what I think they are I just see if they are in accordance with the given answers. In this case yes. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52734: Brilliant! Ty (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #52729: Diamonds in the soles of her shoes - Dammit! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TRIFFIK @ #52734: Soz Barry Womble - new to this. I'll pop back and edit! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #52734: 4 right answers entered. All deemed incorrect. Grrr. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #52732: clever (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52465: finishing the grid took no time at all the groups are pretty much half and half Monarch and only connect were impossible (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #52732: Fun. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Quasarsphere @ #3594: This one had me stumped right up until the last 30 seconds, when it all fell into place! Nicely done! :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TRIFFIK @ #52729: TY - enjoyed that one! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tilly @ #52727: Midge, you will find tubs of "Sweet Shop" in ANY British supermarket. Chocs, flowers, dinner, bubbly can be individually or together can be associated with any celebration [hint: - refers to red herring "celebrations"] I accepted "gif,pres,tok" as answers - used Valentine as a valid example. Good grief (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52729: Nice how the theme ties it all together. I only managed one line though on the basis that they all sounded whacky :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Woodie @ #52727: yes it does, try it with no hyphen (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Midge @ #52727: Ok but the Valentine's group could apply to any anniversary, birthday or celebration - there's nothing specific to romance or valentine's Day about any clues in the group. The chocolates group didn't accept chocolate, and I've never heard of 'sweet shop' as a brand name of prepacked sweets. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52727: pop-eye group did not accept popeye (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tilly @ #52720: 👍 Barry (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #3298: Fun grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #52720: Enjoyed this wall, thanks. Dream singular? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

andrav @ #5847: nice grid with a good number of red herrings (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52725: Really good. Missed two lines - the Kawi line because I didn’t know all the references, but the Jet line I should have seen. Thanks for posting. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

JD @ #3298: Spag bol is traditionally made from wild boar or pork mince (sometimes mixed with beef mince) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

barry womble @ #52723: excellent wall. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

me @ #10577: Good mediumish wall - some nice overlaps. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

me @ #30437: Only yanks know NBA, never heard of any of them. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

me @ #15868: Bit easy, not much to think about. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Woodie @ #52704: very good, you had me convinced [deliberately or not] of family members Lever Bros., Derry Girls, Beach Boys etc (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Freddgar @ #52725: Good grid, one or two red herrings Only got two lines, but got all the connections 6 for me 10 for you Thanks for posting (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

me @ #30982: Nice wall, not difficult but the Kiwi confusion was good. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

InsaneSteve @ #52574: That was enjoyable but tricky if you aren't Australian ;) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52515: Enjoyed that, TY (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

jacob @ #52685: i dident realy like it but its goggd to help me with my work and learn frentch (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52722: Real kick yourself moment with the pepper line. Wd. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52723: Easy but works well (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52687: No criticisms from me! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dark Knight @ #52704: Sligo is a town, not a city. A better answer would be Irish Counties Otherwise, nice grid. Thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

James Poopnickel @ #52693: The show is "Grantchester" not "Granchester." This made is unnecessarily hard. Made me think I was looking for shows with missing letters (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est289 @ #52714: Nice grid! Thank you! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52697: Thanks WVPuzzler. That’s tenuous to say the least. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52697: ....and by Ne, I meant neon, not neodymium..... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52697: Sure, for example, take the chemical symbol for cobalt, Co, and the symbol for Neodymium, Ne, put them together and you get the word 'cone'. Einsteinium, Es, and Gold, Au, gives you Esau. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

stjohn @ #52711: Fell for the sucker punch straight away, then saw the Mat line after that nothing. On the reveal palm face woe, but do not understand the karen line. ty (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Gill @ #52720: I feel that having the connector as part of the solution doesn't fit the expectation for a Puzzgrid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

stjohn @ #52708: time to lean, time to clean. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

stjohn @ #52707: Laissez-les manger le brioche. Excellent intelligent grid 0/10 for me 5* for you ty (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

stjohn @ #52706: very good, and I like the touch of humour (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

stjohn @ #52705: good, did not get the Barking line tho (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52720: Could see a few of the clues but not enough to bring it together. Ty. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52720: Really liked it, look for the connector line and rest fall into place - WD, TY! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kruptos J @ #52696: Not tough for me, must have hit my sweet spot TY (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dogma @ #52715: I completely failed to get any groups, or spot the links. V good. I should have seen the panic group, but have never heard of the link for the paprika group, or of cobbers and bullets in reference to their group. The Hustler group was good, but I didn't see bit because, I think, to fit in that group, it should be HUSTLE not HUSTLER. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jmelb @ #52695: Food and Catholicism - too easy lol! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jmelb @ #52693: very pleasant! ty (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52710: Good but I feel a bit cheated by the bloom line. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52715: A couple in the picnic line specific to Oz I think, and couldn’t get the paprika line as just not familiar. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52711: Very good. Kicked myself for not seeing the Woe connection as I’d used that poem to construct a clue for one of my grids. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fam @ #52697: Thanks for trying to explain WVPuzzler, but something in my brain is not engaging because I don’t even know what you mean by that. How can a word be made of two symbols? I looked up Esau and it says elder son of Isaac and the other words are straightforward but the explanation is ‘2, two, chemical elements, symbol’. Apologies if I’m just being stupid but can you elaborate? Thanks (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52442: Ferns have not been trees for 250 million years (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

bigz @ #52421: Misspelling elsewhere as well Obscure on too many levels Not good at all (4 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #52606: Inside out??? (4 weeks ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52697: Tough grid, thanks! Fam, I think in that line the words are made up of two symbols. (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52705: Good crossovers (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52707: This was sneaky and brilliant. Happy to be beaten by it. (4 weeks ago)

Cristobal @ #52673: I think Caroline has been legitimate since 1991, too (4 weeks ago)

Miroslav B @ #52669: Edited to add monarchs. Thanks for the feedback (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52702: Liked that. Ty. (4 weeks ago)

d @ #52666: Well made (4 weeks ago)

d @ #52669: names for monarchs should be accepted imo, good grid otherwise (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52696: @Tilly. Haha, you win some you lose some :) (4 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52696: Sorry Fam (4 weeks ago)

VCM @ #52692: Nice one (4 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52695: Hi Rik, I have tidied up the grid as you proposed. I did it the other way as one item could have fitted three lines and I wanted one line to be obvious to reduce the possible cross overs. (4 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #52692: Nice n easy 10s all round Thanks for posting (4 weeks ago)

Est289 @ #52670: Good grid! (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52696: Not a single point scored. (4 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #52693: One of the best grids for a while. Thanks. (4 weeks ago)

Rik @ #52695: 6/10 but no idea how...very difficult. Not sure I like the takeaway group with some being types of takeaway (e.g. pizza) some being slang for brands (e.g. Kentucky) and some being individual orders you would get at types of takeaway. Just didn't feel like a clean group IMO! (4 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #52691: brilliant. (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52697: ?? I have no idea what you mean by the fear line. (4 weeks ago)

stjohn @ #52693: Thank you Jane, but if you look closely I did say NOT Julie Andrews, Marni played Sister Sophia. I was fortunate with this inclusion because i thought her name ended with an 'e', when I checked and saw not, it happily opened up a whole new line (4 weeks ago)

Jane @ #52693: Very good. The inclusion of “Marni” was particularly clever; I spent ages on the Hitchcock films! (Though I’m pretty sure Julie Andrews did her own singing in the Sound of Music; Marni Nixon was in it, but she played her own part.) (4 weeks ago)

JD @ #3214: Definitions really poor (4 weeks ago)

Hampton @ #52665: Good grid. Ty. (4 weeks ago)

Tom @ #52515: Fun wall. Thanks! (4 weeks ago)

david A garcia @ #52669: A workplace in which the workers have formed or joined a union. (4 weeks ago)

TRIFFIK @ #52692: Thanks Tilly - new to this so all comments welcome! (4 weeks ago)

RainyDays @ #52684: END this maddneesss noooww!!!! JK lol Good one! (4 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52692: Nice grid, could I advise choosing the same upper/lower case for all your grids. Just a small point of interest, and in no way affects this grid, this is the gun associated with him but it was not his favourite. He was ordered to swap his favourite a .25 Beretta for the now iconic Walther PPK (4 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52691: I liked that [wanted to nit-pick but could not] 5* wd ty (4 weeks ago)

Fam @ #52684: Clever format :) Got the synonyms then another group by chance. Once the grid was resolved I could use the explanation for the synonyms to guide me for the rest. Very satisfying. Ty. (4 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52687: thanks for feedback, Rex maybe a common but not generic name but in this "specific" case Rex has 29 accredited appearances in movies [IMBd] . "Rubber and Crane is what you'd do"? are not smooching and drinking also things you'd do? Have amended the wood line, but as for vagueness? I think not. Having said that all opinions [other than facetious or personal insults etc] expressed are valid. Thank you (4 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #52673: Nice. Unambiguous links, that still weren't too obvious to spot. Took me a while to see that Queen of Ethiopia fitted into the group it did, and I'd never have linked the Flex group without seeing them grouped together after I'd solved the other groups. (4 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #52684: Good. Funny. I picked out the first group without seeing the link, got the synonyms group second, , then separated my last two by accident. Still couldn't get the link for the first group, then when it was revealed, the two others I'd not known were obvious. I ended up with 7/10 without really solving it at all. (4 weeks ago)

Midge @ #52686: Good. Pierce was a bit of a trick though. (4 weeks ago)

tillycrypt @ #52663: @ Rick B and @David and @Malcolm re spelling - wow same one three times and I could not see. thanks to all. plus Malcolm I said literary and I believe that holds well. [but could be wrong] (4 weeks ago)

Davesgud @ #52687: Rex is generic all others are specific Rubber and crane is what you'd do. Whereas drink and smooch are other names for neck Touch wood but rub the other three Wayyyy too vague to be fair (4 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52687: Another line to make me smile - and wrecks was also inspector (or kommissar)? (4 weeks ago)

Dark Knight @ #52684: Loved it! Leg…ary. (4 weeks ago)

David @ #52656: Thanks, that was fun (and I learned a new Alexander). (4 weeks ago)

Dark Knight @ #52673: Nice grid. I spent a lot of time looking for Britpop acts! (4 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #52686: @Dogma - I see what you mean. I've now edited, but I feel it's more obscure. (4 weeks ago)

Dogma @ #52686: V. Good, but, at a push, it could be argued that tip and tine are swappable. Find something else to substitute for tip, then you can avoid confusion. (4 weeks ago)

Malcolm @ #52663: Ralph not ralf! plus didn't like that some of the sisters were fictional, some real. Not bad though (4 weeks ago)

David @ #52663: How many ways do you want to spell that chap's name? (4 weeks ago)

Dark Knight @ #52670: Nice grid, but please improve your answers. Did not accept “Occupations” for the jobs, and did not accept “Formula one” for F1 Also, why do you need to specify the sex of the tennis players? Surely “tennis players” is enough. (4 weeks ago)

David @ #52676: I did not know that about harmonicas. Thanks, fun grid. (4 weeks ago)

Malcolm @ #52676: Think the pairs one needs some work - coordinates can be more than two dimensional and aces could come in ones twos threes or fours (or more depending on the game you're playing). I did keep trying to put dragon balls into that category, but that's on me. (4 weeks ago)

Toferino @ #52645: Some infuriatingly devious crossovers. Nice grid. (4 weeks ago)

Kruptos J @ #52684: on the QT stj. (4 weeks ago)

stjohn @ #52684: 👏👏👏👏👏once I recognised your format [and then refreshed] cheers J (4 weeks ago)

Kruptos j @ #52684: *will need refreshes (4 weeks ago)

JD @ #3186: clothing? poo (4 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #52670: Nice one, spotted a red herring or two 10s all round Thanks for posting (4 weeks ago)

JD @ #3177: not accept light? & other less appropriate too CENSORS ! ! (4 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52667: Very good ty (4 weeks ago)

stjohn @ #52663: @Rick B, spelling! what? (4 weeks ago)

JD @ #3146: Clothing? Footwear? (4 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #52659: Hi @Rick B if I may... "cryptic" from early 17th century: from late Latin crypticus, from Greek kruptikos, from kruptos ‘hidden’. ergo, as all the answers were "hidden" within , this was the very epitome of cryptic. Nice to see your moniker, trust you are good. and @ Jmelb thankyou for your tolerance (4 weeks ago)

JD @ #3132: weak music & dance (4 weeks ago)

JD @ #3129: Moblie - mobile? (4 weeks ago)

bloss @ #52675: very good! (4 weeks ago)

Hamburger @ #52667: Nice one. (4 weeks ago)

Hamburger @ #52670: Nice grid. (4 weeks ago)

Elizardbreth @ #52656: Solved the grid but still missed 3/4 keywords! Thought I had it for sure with "deals with mysteries". Very good grid, thank you for sharing 😊😊 (4 weeks ago)

Elizardbreth @ #52657: Wonderful grid, thank you 😊 (4 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52659: So enjoyable that I will overlook the dreaded cluedo reference. Fun! TY (4 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52645: Po knee lol! TY (4 weeks ago)

protosoup @ #52490: Although a student would get it, Mendelejev doesn't seem to fit in that "satisfying" way (4 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #52675: I have wattle birds in my garden! ty (4 weeks ago)

Chase @ #52599: This was the most fun grid I've ever tried to solve. Bravo! You're a genius. (4 weeks ago)

Chase @ #52655: nice (4 weeks ago)

Chase @ #52669: what is union shop? (4 weeks ago)

Antony @ #52672: NBFF ! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Chris @ #52659: a novel grid, but nowhere near enough time allowed. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nighteyes @ #52660: Nice (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rick B @ #52659: Aaargh. No fair, not really cryptic! 5* for grid + 5* for misdirection. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rick B @ #52663: Spelling! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #52383: A lot to figure in 3 minutes. Well constructed. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

James @ #52660: Superbly constructed grid, I really enjoyed playing it (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #52382: carcass (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #52372: Too much for 3 minutes. Well constructed but takes too long to catch the meaning of the groups and unscramble. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #52371: Back to the drawing board again. Where in the world do they still sell catsup? Or is this still the '60's? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

bigz @ #52363: pretty impossible for the average quizzer except the periodic table Getting montana to fit was luck. Now I have heard of one Moroccan rapper, and that much is more than I know about the girl singer in the other group. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Archie @ #52665: Tricky! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

PillyBiper @ #52665: GOOD PUZZ PUZZ PIZZA (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

tillycrypt @ #52660: *thanks (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

tillycrypt @ #52660: seven of the buggers, grrrr, well done thanjs (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dark Knight @ #52660: Lovely grid, some very nice red herrings. Thanks (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

tillycrypt @ #52659: *cryptic grid* may require refreshes (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

nobby stylish @ #52630: enjoyed this, well done (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

nobby stylish @ #52632: your parameters for detective aren't wide enough and the lagoon isn't necessarily related to reef (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52656: Good grid. Just a little thing though - you gave the Geta line away by being the only words you capitalised. I got duped by Scooby doo though so still missed two lines :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kit @ #52600: Nice grid! I got stuck looking for owls. Good diversion! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Rik @ #52632: Okay grid but has some problems IMO. Lagoon and seabed are not necessarily associated with reef (I think), whereas they are all linked by sort of watery geography. 'Detective' didn't work for the detective category either. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Kit @ #52656: Some good red herrings! I got the emperor clue simply by clicking on all the capitalized boxes so that could be made a bit tougher in future. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #3037: Fillion? Medieval? - we don't all play minecraft - better things to do with our time - really a load of nonsense; poor, poor, poor (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Freddgar @ #52656: Very good grid. Guessed (correctly) at two lines, failed everything else. Learned something on the Augustus line. Nice red herring on the scooby doo line. (rhyming slang in the UK for clue) As in "I didn't have a Scooby Doo", sums up my effort 😊 Thanks for posting (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #3033: Streams, valleys, not just rivers at all (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Loin El Richie @ #52637: Alternatively, Horse, Goat, Owl and Man would make for a good game of mixed doubles. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #52654: Great, but Fait Accompli means the decision has already been made, rather than that there was no choice, so it's not a good fit with the other three phrases, which all mean the situation is an impasse, with no possible good outcome. That said, it's the only group I got (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

scotts03 @ #52636: @paul - the very same, finding Drake got me back on the right path. Also was looking for countries with Lbr - Liberia. Ended up 10/10. Loved it. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Midge @ #52625: @dogma That's harsh, but pretty true. I don't get how Paris and Mercurtio count as 'neutral'. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

scotts03 @ #52599: Excellent. Very well done. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dogma @ #52625: Not great, a couple of interesting ideas,but needs editing, to be valid, and needs more variety to be interesting. Two groups are two similar, need an encyclopedic knowledge of the play to differentiate them, and really to be a mindreader. In fact bthey could be separated into two different, equally valid (arguably slightly better)groups - characters who die in the play and those who don't. The other two groups are obvious to sort from each other, but impossible to find the right terminologies for the link. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dogma @ #52635: Very good, but couldn't blackeyed Susan and Marguerite be swapped between groups, giving two valid solutions? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52654: Nicely constructed grid. Something a bit different, and no apology required :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52645: Zut alor! mer -de, merci mon ami (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dogma @ #52645: Good, but your autocorrect must have changed Trenet to Tenet, which had me struggling, as I thought that was a deliberate misspelling, hiding another word. I managed to solve it with thirty seconds to go though. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dogma @ #52637: Only just solved it - so many red herring groups, and two links I could kind of see, but only knew two or three in the group that fitted. V good (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #52584: @ nothappy: Saint Saens an obscure composer? Better educate yourself. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #52636: gd grd (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

barry womble @ #52625: Teachers are able to hide their grids from the general public. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

haywood @ #52639: you watch too much tv bud (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Tom @ #32895: Agree with all the positive comments (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

d @ #52476: Like the red herrings in this. Panacea and ceasefire kept me occupied for a long time. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

d @ #52482: I think you've got should be an acceptable solution for the first group, only thing that held me back from the 10. Good grid all the same (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

barry womble @ #52645: First use of Arne Jacobsen in puzzgrid? 5 stars. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

barry womble @ #52650: Actual red herring. brilliant. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Paul @ #52538: That polymers group is ridiculous, I'd be amazed if anyone got that (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

d @ #52629: God damn I can't believe I fell for the smash red herring. Totally derailed me, well made. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Helen @ #52555: Bit niche (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Helen @ #52555: Bit niche (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #52645: Nicely arranged TY (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Paul @ #52630: I put pit (as in can be followed by) as the answer to the clay/gravel/soil/sand one, I think it's an acceptable answer. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52643: I’d say this was at least a hard. At the level I’m at ‘Mario’ seems reasonable, ‘Fox’ you might get if you were a fan, ‘Bit’ you’d get if you were aware of a few more terms than me. But ‘Cheer’ just seems a bit of a stretch. Do regular players get lines like Cheer? Thanks for posting. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52645: Haha, I got two then got held up thinking Piers Sellers was some awkward homophone of Peter Sellers :) You have to constantly rearrange your ways of thinking for these grids. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52640: vg, just missed my confetti. I was a five fan never read the others. must get around to updating my literature, thank you (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ro @ #52632: Good grid (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ro @ #52635: Good grid (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ro @ #52637: Well constructed grid (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

SeedyEm @ #52639: ALMOST very good, but Creme Egg doesn't contain Meg :/ You could spell it 'Cream Egg' which wouldn't be the Cadbury spelling, but be a nice extra hint to the connection :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

JD @ #2948: underground? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est289 @ #52630: I liked this grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

paul @ #52636: Great!... even though I instantly saw Columbus and Raleigh so spent 2.5 minutes looking for US capitals. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52637: vg, fishing around for nothing (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52636: very good, enjoy the missing vowels round, ty (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52633: too tough for me wd ty (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

St John @ #52635: very good, saw magnesium but for the life of me could not find the others even though I knew they must be there. wd ty (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

barry womble @ #52620: So many red herrings. Really amazing grid. Thanks, man. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

barry womble @ #52383: This may be the greatest grid ever. Bloody hell. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

barry womble @ #52635: *****. Much too good for me. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52637: You evil person ;) Great grid! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52636: Thanks for making this and thanks for the ‘in’. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52635: Fun. Ty. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fam @ #52633: Pretty tough but links are good once you see ( i.e. read ) them. Ty. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jmelb @ #52614: nice ty (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

film buff @ #52611: triffik ty (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Michael @ #28219: A shame that "insult" wasn't accepted for the making fun group. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52383: Excellent (1 month ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52599: I knew what they were, just ran out of time, excellent (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52609: pretty good (1 month ago)

bloss @ #52599: great, and thanks for the extra time! (1 month ago)

ernst blofinger @ #35743: loved it. finished the grid but norwich connection stuffed me.. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52316: limited audience, not for the show, for the grid reminds me of the audio grids with snippets of rap, but verbally not for a wide array of quizzers (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52312: one decent group out of four niche niche niche (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52303: half good half awful (1 month ago)

David Mitchell @ #52606: Very good. Must tell the wife about this one. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52302: CHENEY (1 month ago)

JBK @ #52485: Changed. (1 month ago)

Davesgud @ #52316: Isn't it Barnie Gumble? (1 month ago)

TheBogeyman @ #42460: Warum haben Sie eine englische Antwort auf ein deutschsprachiges Rätsel? Mayo, Ketchup, Salz und Pfeffer sind auf Deutsch "Würzmittel"! (1 month ago)

TheBogeyman @ #43170: Toll! Ein superpuzzel! (1 month ago)

Em @ #52425: Oh come on guys, we LOVED time! Em xxx (1 month ago)

Nikki @ #52583: Consider accepting "wedge" (1 month ago)

Ant @ #52585: Very clever, and totally but pleasantly fooled me. 5* :) (1 month ago)

Katie @ #52604: (1 month ago)

d @ #52542: Love this one. As an FYI nothing was accepted as an answer for the final group so even though I didn't know it I still got points haha (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52622: Good grid. Well hidden ( to me ). Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #28224: Good grid ruined by the blimmin’ Muck line. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52618: Little bit specialist but there’ll be some who can get it. Knew one. (1 month ago)

. @ #52621: aaww (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52613: Good one. I’m forever kicking myself once I see the answer and it seems so obvious ( junkets line ). Ty. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52251: narcissisticly niche (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52244: superniche (1 month ago)

VCM @ #52612: Good one though didn't know the cars (1 month ago)

VCM @ #52614: Good One (1 month ago)

Helen @ #52491: Might have got the car one if buretor was spelled correctly. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52611: Some known, some guessed. Works well. Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52584: @Nothappy. Ha, I get where you’re coming from as I feel the same about video game connections of which I know nothing, but I think this suite by the composer is quite commonly known as I studied it at school. If you google and play Aquarium you might recognise it. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52229: Nice misdirect with the schoolbus and entertaining the crowds. I kept looking for Forrest Gump connections. We also know one if not two people who never saw The Quiet Man (1 month ago)

Nothappy @ #52584: Some obscure French composer? Seriously? Why not include the bloke who plays fiddle in my local pub? (1 month ago)

Midge @ #52610: Nice and easy,but when the grid relies entirely on homophones, and different pronunciations of the same spelling, fudge with the punctuation feels really mean. (1 month ago)

St John @ #52612: Countach! (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52225: My sentiments same as Ant's. Comfortably confusing but doable. (1 month ago)

Midge @ #52613: Tricky, but actually quite straightforward, once I really looked. Good. Thanks. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52224: One trick pony whose name is niche I will make one just for you we'll see how you like it (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52222: Niche Niche Niche (1 month ago)

St John @ #52611: carter and the usm THAT song1 (1 month ago)

St John @ #52611: ?? the only living boy in new [york] (1 month ago)

Ro @ #52537: Good grid. Nice balance. (Enjoyed some of the "older " references!) (1 month ago)

Nothappy @ #51053: CIA directors? Seriously? Why not shift managers from my local Burger King? (1 month ago)

St John @ #52602: Ah, we all dance to different tunes ;- ) (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #52590: "Mononym" is the word for the skin group. I hadnt heard of skin but that's fine. Would have been a good herring. Not bad. DIANNA HAS 1 N and IT group was a bit wide and HR group was a bit sore thumb. Thanks and jeep setting! (1 month ago)

Ro @ #52585: Good grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52603: Two of these groups 😂 (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52602: You say hard. I say impossible :) (1 month ago)

film buff @ #52602: That was hard! TY (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52604: Lovely little grid. (1 month ago)

film buff @ #52586: Easy AND good, WD, TY (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52586: nice mix. (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52590: Great grid. Dave's quite gud. (1 month ago)

David @ #52590: Mostly fun, but Skin was a bit obscure for me. (Although now I've heard of her, she seems lovely) (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52599: great. (1 month ago)

Tom @ #51723: MLS trams bit obscure but rest fine (1 month ago)

Midge @ #52576: Nice. Ideas were good,nice and easy except the O group. I only saw that connection once the grid was resolved. (1 month ago)

Midge @ #52597: Nice groups, but let down by too many swappable answers. Not a good grid. (1 month ago)

dgms @ #52597: Good categories/links, but it needs a lot of editing. There's one wrong/completely made up answer, and two pairs of answers that could be directly swapped between two groups, so it doesn't work like a real wall, with only one solution, and can't be solved in the time/number of lives. Frustrating because the it could have been really good. (1 month ago)

dogma @ #52597: Great ideas, and the two groups that work are fun to solve, but the grid doesn't work as a grid. Au, Fr, Be and Co, can all be swapped between the chemical symbol group and the internet country domain group, which means there are several valid solutions to the grid, when there should only be one. It would be almost impossible to stumble over the solution you've decided is the correct one, without being a mind-reader. Also, Ct isn't a chemical symbol for any element that actually exists (Centurium was a name proposed for element 100, but that was rejected in favour of Firmium). (1 month ago)

LUCKY @ #52586: Didn't allow 'soup' only 'soups' (1 month ago)

robyn @ #52599: I really enjoyed it, 10/10 (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52595: Good grid. Enough to make you think. (1 month ago)

Me @ #52569: Very good grid! I didn't get the final connection (Queen Victoria's daughters) but I can't blame you for that; I'm not very good at history ;) (1 month ago)

Me @ #98: Very good and enjoyable! If I could give some feedback, I think "solfege" should be considered a correct answer for the musical notes. (1 month ago)

Scarborough @ #52583: That was really satisfying (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #52568: Nice twist. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52579: Very good. I got nothing but should have. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52583: Liked that. Pleasing grid. Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52586: Thanks St John. Knew one, guessed one, never would have got one, and should have known one. Nice balance :) (1 month ago)

Fam @ #9449: I like it when people flag up an old but good grid. Enjoyed this but annoyingly missed the Slack line again even when resolved. Damn my brain. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52584: Nice grid. Managed 7/10 as couldn’t guess the Aquarium group. I should have recognised it from my school days as I can hear it even now. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52585: Good connections ( even though I only got one ) and I was craftily duped by a common one. Ty. (1 month ago)

St John @ #52584: It looked difficult and devious, but was surprised, a good grid [but admit I did not get ccss, wd ty (1 month ago)

St John @ #9449: Lornaesque (1 month ago)

St John @ #52585: Smashingly devious vwd ty (1 month ago)

St John @ #52482: atomic not recognised, talent etc meh! not in my range of interest, agree with Fam although I got the line based on the others. Apologies to @ali, I avoided the grid due to the aaww comment, please ignore this and play the grid. ty (1 month ago)

toast @ #9449: I set this myself but after a few years and a few beers still struggled with it. Are you out there Blues? Or Wiz? (1 month ago)

dgms @ #52585: Good, but I think you need to specify Queen Anne on the wall, not just in the revealed answer. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52482: Good grid with some novel groups ( for me anyway ). Plus intrigue can lead you to learning something new. Never knew delft. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52577: Wonderful. Not too taxing but I do appreciate these kind of grids as they’re so much more enjoyable. Thank you! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52576: @Dagoba. That’s the beauty of these grids I guess. There'll be some connections that one person thinks ridiculously obscure and another person thinks obvious. The more grids I do the more techniques I become aware of so that’s another trick I’ll have to look out for ( though I still don’t think I would have got it ). The only line I got was the Castle one and that was only because I thought the words ‘looked’ like they went together, a cunning technique of mine :) (1 month ago)

aaww @ #52482: Good one. I typed C.U.N.T for the first category :D (1 month ago)

Dagoba @ #52576: @Fam. That's the line I almost solved in the time. There was a group in one grid I did a few days ago that was countries missing their first and last letters. I didn't solve that one, but I had it in my mind when I was trying this grid, and I saw the O group, just before the time ran out. (1 month ago)

Simon boden @ #52563: Waste of time. Non-sensical. Needs deleting. Grow up. (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52577: Very good grid Enjoyed this one, nice spread of subjects A red herring or two 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52578: Maybe include stationary items ? (1 month ago)

St John @ #52213: In early 1967 Berry Gordy renamed "The Supremes" to "The Supremes featuring Diana Ross", in Autumn of the same year this was changed to Diana Ross and The Supremes and this remained until 1970. Therefore they were "officially" Diana Ross and The Supremes 1967-1970. Many notable music acts have changed their names just ask the Quarrymen. However, if you prefer "Ants" so be it, would not like to cause annoyance. ;-) (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52576: O line seems a bit of a stretch (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52280: Jss Chrst tht ws tgh (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52213: Get rid of The Supremes. They were not officially Diana Ross and the. Johhny and the Hurricanes, Dion and the Belmonts, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gerry and the Pacemakers... Those are all legit and not afterthoughts like The Searches featuring Tony Sheridan or Eric Burdon and the Animals.. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52212: amylum dead giveaway amyloid or amyloidosis genuine words, not neologisms legit and would toughen it up a shade (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52206: Where did Mark Hamill as a possiblity on this grid materialize from? I get that the group was a stinker, but that's the dumbest criticism imaginable. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52575: Very good. (1 month ago)

david A garcia @ #52542: Clever and smart. Perfect! (1 month ago)

St John @ #52575: a definite grrr! of a grid. some terrific ideas for herrings well done (1 month ago)

Dagoba @ #52576: Argh! Good, I think. It's not based on any massively obscure knowledge, and I think all the groups work well, but I didn't sort a single one in the time. I spotted two, and identified three once time ran out. (1 month ago)

Eleanor @ #52457: Definitely a tricky one! Knew 3 groups but couldn't get the right combinations! (1 month ago)

robyn @ #52569: "princess" added Thank you (1 month ago)

bandito @ #52573: yo this hard bruh (1 month ago)

St John @ #52570: a bit of everything there. fun, funny, interesting, sneaky [but fair], pushing it a little "cor"blimey may be better. all in all enjoyable ty (1 month ago)

bandito @ #52572: nice (1 month ago)

film"buff" @ #52573: I may not have entered the precise "answer" words, so if you know the connection but were given incorrect, please award yourself the point (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52549: Bough/bough was very good! (1 month ago)

Eleanor @ #52515: Think this is one of the only connecting walls I've gotten 10/10 on! Relatively simple but got my brain working :D (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52559: Is "musical" not a correct answer? (1 month ago)

Patrick @ #52390: Connections too obscure and the guitar group doesn't fully adhere to the connection as have to add two letters to ring (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52559: Straightforward but I liked it. Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52567: Oh very clever. Billy. Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52569: Neat straightforward grid (1 month ago)

Ade @ #52515: Liked it a lot. Shall now look out for Diagrams and Darwins. Thank you (1 month ago)

film buff @ #52568: Really like this idea. (1 month ago)

BJ @ #52569: lose stars for not saying princess (1 month ago)

Tomcannon @ #34135: Didn’t enjoy at all, sorry (1 month ago)

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davesgud @ #38530: "descriptions" of wise people seems totally wrong. These aren't descriptions. (1 month ago)

PaulTheHorse @ #52569: Good work! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52562: Good quality grid. Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52568: Amazingly it worked. Ty (1 month ago)

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St John @ #52568: bit of fun (1 month ago)

St John @ #52549: nice n easy ty (1 month ago)

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film buff @ #52567: A good mix though ringo and edwin threw me, TY (1 month ago)

St John @ #52561: crop was a nice choice (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52566: I feel like two of these groups are too loose to be reasonably guessed. (1 month ago)

Mselle @ #52549: When you use 4 words that all mean the same thing, that means they are synonyms. Please use the word synonym as a keyword in the answers. It’s the least you can do. (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52562: Very good grid Lots of red herrings 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month ago)

Erik @ #52564: mrx, mark, andrew, joseph? please not on sunday (1 month ago)

dee @ #51312: Go back to biology class. (1 month ago)

dee @ #52494: The Journey group is literally impossible to reverse engineer. (1 month ago)

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Andy Bruinewoud @ #52515: Solid wall. Enjoyed it. (1 month ago)

Bilbo @ #52558: None of the words can be made into other words using "re" . A couple can be made into other words using "er" but not all 4. Charleston Chew is a chocolate bar, it is not called Charleston bar. Terrible grid as no answers match. (1 month ago)

poop @ #52550: It's Romeo not radio. and I don't think Regimental on its own means uniform (1 month ago)

poop @ #52555: Really bad (1 month ago)

poop @ #52558: learn to spell "comet" and who wishes on a list? (1 month ago)

Ltmaid @ #52563: Ha ha, very funny puzzle is a joke. Tee hee (1 month ago)

Ltmaid @ #52541: Nice (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52563: Keep up the good work! (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52563: Excellent grid. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52542: Clever. Too clever...? Or me too dumb? (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52548: not the greatest (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52555: doesn't really grasp the concept of word association (1 month ago)

BJ @ #52558: You lose stars for spelling and rebar. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52553: what is "big character"? (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52556: (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52556: pretty good (1 month ago)

??? @ #52484: thought we had it with state capitals - nice misdirection (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52560: need some red herrings/ crossovers to make it more interesting (1 month ago)

??? @ #52490: Good puzzle - should have gotten tarot (1 month ago)

??? @ #52492: "up to work" didn't work for us. weave and weaving should also be accepted. great puzzle. (1 month ago)

AB @ #52558: You don’t make wishes on a list, you make a wish list. It’s completely different. Also what’s a Charleston bar…..even Google doesn’t know. Comet has only 1 M. Apart from that it was ok. (1 month ago)

James @ #52553: “Big” is too broad a category for “Big Bird”, “Hulk Hogan”, “Little John” and “Barnie”. (1 month ago)

Ragman @ #52550: Err...Tango, Romeo. Do some basic research..... (1 month ago)

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Freddgar @ #52529: Celopatra, typo ?? Other than that good grid Thanks for posting (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52534: Very good grid, Well line fooled me. 6 for me 10 for you Thanks for posting (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #52537: Not heard of smart... have to look that one up. For whatever reason this felt rather transparent despite that... possibly because the snug group was on the season 16 final, heavily disguised (1 month ago)

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rjj @ #52486: Most people think of MacBeth as a play. . . not a book. Please make "auto" a correct answer for Honda, Toyota, Dodge, Mazda. (1 month ago)

rjj @ #52543: Please ad "auto" to the list of correct answers for Chevrolet, Honda, Toyota, Nissan. :) (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52542: Really good grid, guessed at the answer to Liberty. Enjoyed playing this one. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. More please. (1 month ago)

James @ #52515: Really nice grid (1 month ago)

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BJ @ #52524: Area is not a synonym for area! Hence docked two quality stars. (1 month ago)

Igor @ #52455: Good to see Mr Picky's back in business. Youre right but do have to be so harsh? Other grids too! (1 month ago)

St John @ #52533: Definitely in my age range, enjoyed that ty (1 month ago)

Katherine @ #52538: I wrote the connecting word for the "Ground" group and was incorrect? Overall a good wall, thank you. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #25585: Good grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #25610: Rather cool grid. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52541: Nice grid Lulu. Took an extra refresh but it’s the kind of one you know you stand a chance with. Ty (1 month ago)

Lulu @ #28408: Love it!! Lots of fun!! :) (1 month ago)

St John @ #52534: Trumped me, well done ty (1 month ago)

St John @ #52535: A little weak with that old chestnut in what was otherwise a good grid. god bless Elsie! (1 month ago)

St John @ #52537: I liked that a lot, have wanted to use apple pie for ages but considered it too obscure for most people. ps I mean the older origin not the joke, ty (1 month ago)

Lulu @ #6833: Wouldn't let me have "relatives" (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52537: Well I learnt a new term. Ty. (1 month ago)

Chlorine Burner @ #52491: bro that ain't even how you spell carburetor (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52536: Pretty blimmin’ difficult. Din’t think I’d have got beyond one group regardless of time. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52533: Great grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52532: Just need to change Areo to Aero (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52188: couple of obscure clues in there liked the concept overall (1 month ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52344: good, I could see what the groups were but ran out of time finding the correct ones (1 month ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #52456: nice (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52511: Easy but good. Ty. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52521: Wonderful clever grid. I love it when you see a group straight away and then it’s, ‘oh’. Needed a refresh but so satisfying once you see your way in. Thank you. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52524: Very good. Didn’t get all the groups but this is usually the case. Liked the egg group. Why oh why can’t I see these. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52513: Tricky. Got one group. (1 month ago)

Jmelb @ #52525: Nice Ty, but didn't the glads (1 month ago)

Jmelb @ #52513: Liked this TY (1 month ago)

Jmelb @ #52521: Dulcet tones and jarring names, vg, TY (1 month ago)

St John @ #52523: Very good, some easier than others and have learnt something, which is always a bonus. ty (1 month ago)

robyn @ #52511: Very nice! (1 month ago)

robyn @ #52515: This is great, thank you! (1 month ago)

Yeet @ #48464: Difficult (1 month ago)

Marchioness @ #52520: Is it palm face or face palm? I went through so many combinations before night fell, thanks J for the confetti (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52520: Quite chuffed I got this with seconds to spare. Good grid. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52515: 👍👍 liked it. Thank you. (1 month ago)

Mr Picky @ #52485: 'Scooby' should be 'Scooby-Doo'. (1 month ago)

Mr Picky @ #52497: Sainsbury should be Sainsbury's. (1 month ago)

Mr Picky @ #52455: 'Education' should be 'No Education' - if you take them literally, not figuratively. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52491: Good grid with some novel groups. I liked the pet group. Always seems so obvious once you see the answer. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52507: Grid works well but the groups are quite obvious. Perfect as an easy grid. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52502: Cute easy grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52492: Subtle and clever grid. Loved the spider group. (1 month ago)

paul @ #52507: 2 'full's breaks the rules. Also never heard of full mattress size. Beds should also be accepted. (1 month ago)

Usain bolt @ #52511: Nice (1 month ago)

Michael Phelps @ #52510: Wow that was a good one, make more PLEASEEEE! -Mr. Phelps (1 month ago)

Harry @ #52510: great! (1 month ago)

Harry @ #52507: good! didnt know the mattress sizes full or queen (1 month ago)

bloss @ #52507: Are there meant to be two 'full's? Is there a full mattress size? (1 month ago)

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Harry @ #52487: i like the onomat one (1 month ago)

Harry @ #52502: :) (1 month ago)

Harry @ #52383: i like the connections, especially the cryptic crossword like settings, only problem is the answers are dated (sitcoms for example), the person who wrote must be at least 40+ probably older. (1 month ago)

Liz @ #51674: "passing ways" is not a common phrase, didn't guess it despite obvious connections. (1 month ago)

Tim @ #52491: I did not like the 'Car' one, thought the rest was not too bad. (1 month ago)

Jim @ #52492: Very tough! A lot more than it lets on! (1 month ago)

Gridlington @ #52465: I liked the groups, but the answers in each group were the same format, so it was easy to guess the groups without knowing the reason. Needs some red herrings! (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52177: Basically impossible in the time alloted. Very very well composed. (1 month ago)

AB @ #52490: 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month ago)

chris @ #52457: Terrible grid ! (1 month ago)

ben j @ #52470: booooo stephen (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52483: 0/10...bad grid. (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52475: 4/10...good grid, but tough! (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52476: not a fan of the 'all words containing CEA' group (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52483: 10/10...good grid. (1 month ago)

quodlibet @ #52484: Well done - but it's Bentley, not Bently (1 month ago)

werdna @ #49709: Excellent! (1 month ago)

JD @ #2718: poor, no challenge (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #52454: If boost can go in the banana group then there is more than one solution, because Star can also go in the flake group. I'll have to ask my son, the Mario expert (1 month ago)

chris @ #52457: Excellent grid ! (1 month ago)

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Est289 @ #13465: Great grid! (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #14671: Like it!!! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #46949: Did you ever drag a piece of knowledge from so deep in your memory that it’s more of a feeling. Don’t know how I got the White Flag line connection. (1 month ago)

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Est289 @ #52466: Brilliant grid. Very tricky for those of us not familiar with London. (1 month ago)

ben j @ #52457: poop (1 month ago)

ben j @ #52470: wooooo stephen (1 month ago)

ben j @ #52280: sick (1 month ago)

Danni @ #52364: Good grid, but one grouping is a great idea, just didn't quite work for me - might be regional differences of course. The other 3 were great, although I only got 2 of them. :p (1 month ago)

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Danni @ #52370: The groups could be a little tighter. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52464: Good grid. Nice mix and not too obvious. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52473: A mixture of chemistry knowledge and guesswork needed here. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52151: very niche deisgned for a small population of users in that regard, well done overall, not a grid for a 3 minute challenge (1 month ago)

JD @ #2711: poor, poor, poor (1 month ago)

Danni @ #52397: I can't speak for every country or every school in my country, but the 'rule' is no longer taught. Good grid, I just spotted the pattern a little late (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52149: 2 of the 4 are pretty weak (1 month ago)

Danni @ #52398: Good grid! 'The' took me a while! (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52455: Very intelligent grid, thanks. (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52464: good one. (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52440: 5* (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52425: 10/10....Good wall. No objections to the Time category. If you haven't played Time Splitters on PS2, you haven't lived! (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52280: 10/10...fun quiz...maybe a bit too easy? or maybe I was just oblivious to the red herrings (1 month ago)

Dagoba @ #52460: I was sure there was a magazine called Underground, so totally failed to sort the London and magazines groups. (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52450: 3/10...tantalisingly close on a couple of groups. Really good wall IMO (1 month ago)

Cloud @ #50918: I got tripped up by Star as it's also a card in the Major Arcana - should've seen the bigger picture! Otherwise, this was very fun. Happy to report "Kings" is also an accepted answer for the emperor one :) (1 month ago)

Ro @ #52425: Well constructed grid. Ty. (1 month ago)

hiiii @ #52423: this was to easy please give me harder questions (1 month ago)

Dagoba @ #52456: Great, fun ideas. Found it frustrating that most if the hidden words were hidden in fairly long (in the context of a wall) phrases and were mostly too well hidden for me, to be honest. (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52455: 0/10...Too hard for me! Might have got the K connection in hindsight but was too dejected from the difficulty to really try. (1 month ago)

Danni @ #52455: Great grid! Loved the 'another hero' group. :) (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52454: 6/10...Made all the groups, but just put 'animals' instead of stripes; and for some reason didn't see the Mario Kart items! (1 month ago)

Rik @ #52456: 4/10...struggled with both hidden words groups. Couldn't even see them once it was resolved. Not a bad wall, but maybe two groups of hidden words was a bit much? (1 month ago)

Danni @ #52457: Good grid. I spotted a couple of links, but the red herrings threw me. (1 month ago)

sausage @ #52425: Time????? Bollocks (1 month ago)

Fam @ #12053: 👍 (1 month ago)

sausage @ #52426: this one cuts the mustard (1 month ago)

sausage @ #52428: crap (1 month ago)

sausage @ #52432: hmmm. annoying (1 month ago)

Danni @ #52425: Time Magazine, Time Machine, Time Turner (Harry Potter), Time Splitters (old video game). Good puzzle! Thank you. (1 month ago)

sausage @ #52434: weak sauce (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52453: I guessed all the connections correctly. I love the colour line - ingenious! (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52457: Nice grid. There was a clue in the Guardian quickie xword yesterday about the Morecambe's, etc. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52457: Great grid. Got stumped by the red herrings. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52456: Got one group. Always frustrated that I didn’t look more closely once the grid is resolved. Good work. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52455: Really? People actually get these? All I could think of is ‘we don’t need another hero’ and K. Nul points, even with the grid resolved. (1 month ago)

William F @ #52456: Bit much mate (1 month ago)

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ルー @ #52455: Really tough. Only got the K connection. (1 month ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52425: Got two groups, and whoosh on the rest, but it's fun to learn. Thanks for the grid! (1 month ago)

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WVPuzzler @ #52383: Very nice grid, got some of the clues, but couldn't put them together. Thanks! (1 month ago)

louie @ #52207: to hard (1 month ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52455: Devilishly tricky, but managed 7/10, the 1000 group stumped me. Thanks for the grid! (1 month ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52280: Nice, I like missing vowels, my best round on the show most times. Thanks for posting! (1 month ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52280: Nice, I like missing vowels, my best round on the show most times. Thanks for posting! (1 month ago)

Dogma @ #52456: Very good. Quite tricky, even though one group stuck out because it was all shorter, single words. (1 month ago)

paul @ #52430: Great! Even though I didn't see the connection for the last group, even though I go to LOTF all the time! Now I'm hungry .... (1 month ago)

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haywood @ #52450: Didn't get any, but should have as they were tough but gettable. Conclusion: good grid (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52433: Haha you had me going down the road of bra sizes (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52425: I don't understand that line either, except for time magazine and time machine, but time precedes those words not the other way around. Otherwise good grid though. (1 month ago)

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Fam @ #52447: But that’s because numbers not letters are your strong point ;) Good idea for a grid. I got nothing. (1 month ago)

George @ #52453: Brilliant grid. Just the right level and some good red herrings (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52428: Being Australian would help for this one (1 month ago)

Rik @ #8355: Really liked the _pan category. Even looking at them together I couldn't get it. As a result, couldn't get Wings out of the McCartney bands. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52436: Nice grid (1 month ago)

Rik @ #44363: Spent so long trying to find a hidden Middle-Eastern country and ran out of time. (1 month ago)

Rik @ #15859: 7/10...all except the connection for the music group. Great wall, lots of good red herrings. (1 month ago)

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Ant @ #52449: You should probably also accept snl cast members for the african american comedians group. (1 month ago)

Ant @ #52447: None of the number in the character length group have four letters. (1 month ago)

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Dogma @ #52401: Good, but I thought caesarean was spelled caesarean, not with an ian at the end. (1 month ago)

Dogma @ #52403: Good, but I'm fairly certain intermediate isn't a type of musical chord. I've heard of 'indeterminate', chord progression and chords, but can't find reference to intermediate, except for an 'intermediate guitar chords' book, where intermediate is referring to the ability of the guitar player. (1 month ago)

Jishun @ #52425: Sorry, what are splitters time or magazine time, turner time or machine time?? (1 month ago)

d @ #52415: Well made, pretty proud for getting 4 on this one lol (1 month ago)

dagoba @ #52421: Good grid and good ideas. Trickier than it seems at first. The name Fitzroy doesn't mean 'king' though, it means 'son of the king' and was given to illegitimate children of the king. (1 month ago)

d @ #52407: love this grid, the only criticism I might have is I think of pop as more of a midwestern thing. (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52418: Fam- thanks. I didn't know how to edit it so thanks for your help. (1 month ago)

dagoba @ #52428: Really tricky and well put together. There's a condition called alpha- 1 though, which means alpha and omega can be swapped between groups. (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52418: haywood - a bit harsh (1 month ago)

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Jmelb @ #52413: That kept me busy! (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52397: interesting grid (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52416: Lincoln line is too vague (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52418: too simple for here, I'm afraid. Do you know how to count to 4 in German? (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52419: nice grid. Although in German, I worked out most of it. You might be generous and put the answers in English as well as German, considering the vast majority of users here. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #50321: Very tricky (1 month ago)

ernst blofinger @ #17218: loved this grid. i just couldn't recall the link for the nail etc, though it was tip of the tongue stuff.. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52418: If you go to the link in your email you can amend it. Still easy to guess though. (1 month ago)

paul @ #52418: Do you mean the german 1,2, 4,5? It still works OK. (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52418: Realise myself I've made a mistake on this grid. Apologies! (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52406: Tough one! (1 month ago)

B @ #52358: I frown at suffix and prefix. Pity, because it spoilt a good grid (1 month ago)

kitty @ #52407: GREAT grid. Very pleased with myself when I figured out what was happening (1 month ago)

David @ #52383: Excellent, thanks. (1 month ago)

bloss @ #52383: loved it! (1 month ago)

wghsfhcxbva @ #17838: I HATE THIS QUIZ (1 month ago)

Fam @ #8729: 👍 (1 month ago)

Fam @ #7715: 👍 (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52406: Liked it (1 month ago)

Fam @ #49556: Good grid on a theme (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52407: Not a chance of getting this (1 month ago)

Cockles @ #52383: Bets grid in ages... (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #52298: Gems = precious stones (1 month ago)

scowrer @ #51755: This is the easiest five stars I've ever given one of these, thanks very much, loved it. (1 month ago)

Omegaman @ #52293: Feelings = emotions (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52084: Well designed misdirects (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52082: Totally do not get nymph as fitting at all. Is it Druidic or something??? (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52069: You can guess at cabbage and spinach but knife??? Goes by process of elimination into its group but never heard used in 55 years on golf courses, US and UK. (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52072: How does one pronounce WHY properly?? HOOAI????? What is your primary dialect of English???? (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52071: 2 of those groups have issues (1 month ago)

yo mum @ #106: yo (1 month ago)

yo mum @ #106: yo (1 month ago)

yo mum @ #106: yo (1 month ago)

AB @ #52405: 👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month ago)

Gridlington @ #52383: Very good! Couldn't do it, but still very good! (1 month ago)

Xavier W @ #51613: kekl (1 month ago)

Fam @ #9156: Good grid (1 month ago)

Xavier W @ #52298: Loved it (1 month ago)

Nat @ #9156: Very good (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52387: Always going to be lost on the penny line type of connection, but otherwise good. Ty (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52401: Didn’t see a thing. Well hidden. (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52397: Very good grid, must've taken a while to create, good work. 10s all round. Thanks for posting. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52390: I think someone already mentioned should br tring not ring according to your solution. Not that that would have helped me. Scored nothing by holding onto Suez. This was tricky. I personally think that the connections like the one for the honey group are too obscure. (1 month ago)

Freddgar @ #52398: Good grid, liked the red herrings 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52398: Good medium grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52395: 👍 ( sometimes it’s nice on the lines like the floyd ones to give the full answers, just for interest’s sake. I know two of them but not the others ). (1 month ago)

werdna @ #52395: Enjoyable! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52397: Novel grid Gorgon. I think it was on an episode of QI that they said that there were more words that broke the rule than those that obeyed it. (1 month ago)

Gorgon @ #52397: It was actually harder to think of ones that obeyed the "rule" (1 month ago)

eBarnz @ #52361: Nice grid! (1 month ago)

beforan @ #52280: shame to see neither Herman Goering nor Hermione Grainger make an appearance (1 month ago)

d @ #52289: not bad, drinks should be accepted though (1 month ago)

d @ #52295: I like it, contains units should be an acceptable answer though (1 month ago)

d @ #52248: haywood that's the best feeling isn't it? (1 month ago)

Chris @ #52372: Not a chance for the non-americans, myself included. Complexity was good. (1 month ago)

Kangaroodee @ #52391: Mistake in "ring" group Should be "tring" Good but VERY hard! (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52377: Brilliant grid! (1 month ago)

Freeway @ #52057: liked it, caulk is to fill gaps , the other well not really a building material as such, but no matter. (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52385: I didn't get the stig etc answer but I liked the grid! (1 month ago)

d @ #52361: you're quickly becoming my favorite poster on here, keep it up! (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52067: 2 of the 4 are out there (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #52385: Nice. I was just planning a grid with a clarkson group in (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52057: Caulk has no homophone. That's how it is spelled. (1 month ago)

d @ #52356: I feel the exact same haha (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #52358: Personally i'm not a fan of groups with a connection word as prefix and suffix, but enjoyable nonetheless (1 month ago)

Ant @ #52361: Very nice, thank you (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52039: works in Chicago, too Very nice. Makes you dust of decades between classroms and dotage. (1 month ago)

Theo @ #204: Spelling issues aside I learned a lot of new things! (1 month ago)

Ant @ #52383: Very entertaining grid, 5*. Thank you :) (1 month ago)

Fam @ #42820: Very hard to interpret with just one picture. (1 month ago)

Theo @ #24111: Excellent grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52354: Was just about to say the same for Age group. Way too loose a connection to stand a chance of getting that. Rest of grid was good though. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52371: Catsup. That was new to me. Nip line would have been hard enough even without anagrams and the Lisa line was just too much of a leap. All in all too hard for me. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52356: Very good even though I scored zero 😄 (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #52383: Excellent. I didn't make much headway with the grid but it fits together beautifully once you know what to look for. (1 month ago)

Mister Tom @ #52383: Sitting there thinking "3 cheers doesn't go on that group "... (1 month ago)

William F @ #52353: Fair play. You got me. I look like a mug now. Kid's crying. Thanks mate (1 month ago)

St John @ #52383: clever, just missed the music (1 month ago)

Core Crew @ #52383: Nice one. We have missed you :) TY (1 month ago)

As @ #52354: The periodic table one is completely random and doesn't make any sense. Try making a sentence without a word not doing that (1 month ago)

As @ #52358: Very good (1 month ago)

Trillium @ #52383: Amazing. :-) (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52379: 👍 (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52383: Quite fun. I like these kind of grids. Thank you. (1 month ago)

dagoba @ #52382: Good wall, but frustrating and impossible for me. Great idea having ten or eleven things that looked like whodunnit or horror titles, and five that might be from Greek myths, but it totally confused me. The solutions were fun, even though I only got one group. (1 month ago)

dagoba @ #52382: It all makes sense, now I see it and it works properly as a grid, but two groups needed very specific knowledge, and some word puzzle clues were very long, so it was really hard to read them through and spot what was there within the time. Good work though. I liked the faked book titles. It just needs a quicker reader with sharper eyes than mine to solve it. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52369: Nice grid. Sent me down the wrong path before I twigged and corrected. (1 month ago)

haywood @ #52377: nice diverse gris, worked it out in the end (1 month ago)

Miss Jones @ #52326: Thank you, this was my first grid, I will try and adapt that one a little more! (1 month ago)

James @ #52376: Very nice grid (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52372: Worked out they were sports teams and that was as far as I got in the time. Admired though complexity of the grid, though - thanks. (1 month ago)

Ade @ #52347: Fun grid. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you (1 month ago)

Fam @ #51016: Very good. Missed the wise group too so used up all my permutations of the black group. (1 month ago)

count snackula @ #52361: ropey (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #52359: Hoff group much too vague (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52361: Good grid. Not too obvious. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52370: Video games. They work for some people. (1 month ago)

SEObyAxy @ #32347: Spot on with this write-up, I truly think that this Web page requires considerably more notice. I’ll in all probability be back again once more to examine more, thanks for the information! (1 month ago)

gingoengung @ #32380: US #30437 by NateTheNate Difficulty: Hard US #16584 by JSilverman1 Difficulty: Hard US #15859 by JSilverman1 Difficulty: Hard US #26145 by ahay Difficulty: Hard US #44354 by Gamnara Difficulty: Hard US #445 by Tom Brady Difficulty: Hard US #16104 by JSilverman1 Difficulty: Hard US #24111 by Asylumrunne Difficulty: Hard US #29192 by Clue_Sure Difficulty: Hard US #29154 by Clue_Sure Difficulty: Hard US #29189 by Clue_Sure Difficulty: Hard US #3594 by Wolfdog Difficulty: Hard US #368 by misha Difficulty: Hard US #39625 by Clue_Sure Difficulty: Hard US #8619 by AndyAkeko Difficulty: Hard US #33718 by zestgem Difficulty: Hard US #34038 by Pakfan20 Difficulty: Hard US #30746 by Lambkin Difficulty: Hard US #36344 by Quizboy Difficulty: Hard US #41255 by python339 Difficulty: Hard US #34868 by subsequent Difficulty: Hard US #1708 by abelataha Difficulty: Hard US #50151 by WVPuzzler Difficulty: Hard US #16102 by JSilverman1 Difficulty: Hard US #50210 by mattshirt Difficulty: Hard US #44919 by Gamnara Difficulty: Hard US #39155 by tiger king Difficulty: Hard US #28141 by Stelio Difficulty: Hard US #33409 by DJPetz Difficulty: Hard US #32225 by Austin N Difficulty: Hard US #423 by Tom Brady (1 month ago)

gingoengung @ #52248: ging gong (1 month ago)

gingoengung @ #52248: typing "bible" for the sebastian group not working is lame ! (1 month ago)

St John @ #52359: fun grid (1 month ago)

St John @ #52358: I liked that (1 month ago)

ROBBIE @ #52286: Great imaginative word play! (1 month ago)

bloss @ #52322: Answers to one group are often clues - there's not problem with that. (1 month ago)

D @ #52223: The tact group could be affixes in general (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52322: Just depends whether you want to make it easier or not Tommy. For me personally I’d prefer without. (1 month ago)

Anastase @ #52346: Nice grid. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #49131: This is an old one but I loved this. Enough to make you think but not give you a headache. Thank you. (1 month ago)

Tommy @ #52322: Thanks for your comments everyone. I was trying something out with including the answers as clues. I actually did it twice with both 'salad' and 'cocktail'. Let me know what you think of this particular device. (1 month ago)

nobby stylish @ #52322: I enjoyed very much. thanks! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #37632: Brilliant the amount of work you’ve put into these music ones. Strange to be taken back to your youth. Something for everyone though I’d say 70s kids best placed. Thank you. (1 month ago)

d @ #52350: This one was really satisfying, I was hopeless and pressing randomly for two and a half minutes and then I managed to finish with two groups and 3 connections. Bravo! (1 month ago)

d @ #52349: well done (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52335: That was tricky but good! (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52337: Loved this! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52351: Very good. Simple and yet I still missed it. I blame chase. (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52350: Tricky! Very good. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52342: Seven thirty/thirty seven What?? (1 month ago)

inoks @ #52326: not sure about that category with Iron in it. Otherwise a good grid I think! (1 month ago)

RSUD @ #52342: One is not a prime number (1 month ago)

LGG @ #52342: Doesn't work because there's more than one possible solution. FIVE and SEVEN can be swapped and still be correct. Also, the Roman numeral link is really tenuous. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52338: Cool. And there’s even one of the groups that I only know from playing puzzgrid! Lecter line was good. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52339: Sweet little easy grid. (1 month ago)

. @ #52345: take two aspirin and go to bed. (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52339: Great wee grid! (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52346: Very much fantasy orientated. (1 month ago)

Odo @ #52338: 5*, if only for the Lecter line alone (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #36819: Liked it! Nice grid! (1 month ago)

Ade @ #52325: The compass group made me smile. Nice grid. Thank you (1 month ago)

Ade @ #52322: Well, I liked it. Thank you (1 month ago)

Batigol @ #52338: Nice grid. Would have struggled to spot the cockney rhyming slang clue without getting the other groups first. (1 month ago)

kitty @ #52330: Jedward, not Jedwood (1 month ago)

ELS @ #52102: very enjoyable grid and great explanations - thanks (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52035: Mostly harmless but mostly nonsense. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52321: 👍 (1 month ago)

bigz @ #52029: Episode titles of any series is pretty niche. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52325: Yeah, nice degree of challenge. Got two groups, couldn’t see the others. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52328: Nice blast from the past. Apollo is the only one I can remember. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52330: Yep, you got me with Bros. Good grid. (1 month ago)

Jishun @ #52321: Fun (1 month ago)

10 @ #52322: Sorry - you can't include the answer to one group as a clue, that doesn't work at all. (1 month ago)

HiRoller @ #52325: You got me with the silent letters! (1 month ago)

Est289 @ #52322: Nice grid (1 month ago)

Quizaster @ #52316: Great wall. I love the simpsons! Got 10/10 with a minute to go. Sheldon Skinner and Dr. Wolfe are 2 characters I struggled to rememeber. (1 month ago)

Simon @ #52282: @Dagoba thanks for the feedback (1 month ago)

Paul @ #52297: The USA clue is a bit misleading, as the whole of America is named after Vespucci. As much as people from the US like to think they are America, the people of South America would have something to say about it. (1 month ago)

Ro @ #52270: Nicely balanced grid (1 month ago)

Dogma @ #52270: Lovely ideas, fun and fairly straightforward to do, but the Gloucester group are all cathedral cities too, and Derby biscuits exist, so there is a possible swap with Lincoln between those two groups, which had me wasting thirty seconds or so trying out different valid solutions. (1 month ago)

Dagoba @ #52282: Ok grid, but I didn't like the transport group. Car and bus are types of vehicle, air and rail are are modes of transport - unseal/decanal and broad would have been more logical to complete a set with Hairs and Trails. Strain and Interplanetary would have worked better as a group with scary and abuse. (1 month ago)

Dagoba @ #52297: Bermuda isn't Caribbean. (1 month ago)

Jack @ #52317: Brilliant, just brilliant! (1 month ago)

Fam @ #24572: 👍👍 (1 month ago)

ELS @ #52275: good grid (1 month ago)

barry womble @ #52286: weirdly christmassy. good grid. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #24521: This is a neat little one. You’ll kick yourself with the wordy ones. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52311: Liked it when this grid fell into place but the fur group fell in place by default and I don’t think it’s a very strong group. I still kind of like it though 😄 (1 month ago)

Ant @ #52286: I liked it a lot, although you should have held off publishing for a couple more months. Christmas should be ignored until after bonfire night in my book. Not that the supermarkets care. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52301: Nice one (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52287: Only got one but it was good 👍 (1 month ago)

AndyP @ #52306: At the risk of showing off, I solved it in 12 touches. More luck than skill probably, but just an interesting observation. Thanks. (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52236: Nice little grid (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52302: 👍 (1 month ago)

Fam @ #52306: This was a good easy/medium. (1 month ago)

Tommy @ #52302: Nice grid! (1 month ago)

Jimdas @ #52280: Armenia too..... good one tnx (1 month ago)

dudeofcourse @ #52299: Compsci major and I liked the languages question a lot, good red herrings! (1 month ago)

DoubleHappy @ #52236: Very nice (1 month ago)

eBarnz @ #52287: Nice grid (1 month ago)

rat supreme @ #52280: the rats approve (th rts pprv) (1 month ago)

dw123 @ #52280: Nice grid. I was convinced Twn was Taiwan, until I spotted Australia. Thanks :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

resdtyfugihojpk @ #52021: a3ws4edrfhul;/' (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #52022: One of Nickelback's 37 total fans. (1 month, 1 week ago)

eBarnz @ #52295: That's not how you spell afro. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #52019: An Andrew Luck reference. You dug deep (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #52018: It's KAMA Sutra. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jimdas @ #52236: Good one thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tat @ #1488: Desert song (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51996: 50% on any test is a fail (1 month, 1 week ago)

hello @ #16584: hello (1 month, 1 week ago)

Quizaster @ #52286: Not allowing Dec as an answer is pretty silly. Also didn't allow kids as an answer although that is a little more fair. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gorgon @ #33470: Water works for the Rock line as well. Water Garde, Water Wall, Hard Water, Salt Water (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52288: car was a flo for mem spent the entire 3 mins plating with the other 7 well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52287: clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52286: ditto (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52282: tricky indeed (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52284: block H & vinegar knickers in my day, nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52280: great, kept seeing Rattigan for some reason. ps a smll spllng rrr for description of answer for rgntn line, does not affect grid tho (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52280: Tricky but fun. Had to refresh once. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52286: Yes, this was good with a bit of variety. Ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Esther @ #51970: Nice! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Simon @ #52280: Should be Rctc for Arctic. Aside from that, great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52286: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Esther Jack @ #52284: I like it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Esther Jack @ #52282: Tricky one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Esther Jack @ #52259: Great grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freeway @ #52275: Very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52262: Nice easy one in your inimitable style (1 month, 1 week ago)

rokoko @ #52267: 2 attempts got 6/10 [ 2 lines no idea about] but very good solid grid ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52274: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

cjt @ #52240: Hey. Further to the Jackson/Lincoln issue already mentioned, be mindful of the current Garfield-Lincoln-Salem swappable alternative solution too. Thanks for the fun grid, keep them coming!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

CookieBaBa @ #36840: oog (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52264: I was informed that chook is the correct spelling for an Australian chuck/chicken in an earlier grid I did. Thought if I just put "S" some might say "Ah! but I put "C"" - just covering myself :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

sudobee @ #51857: your keywords suck (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52264: Oh, ok. Have to admit I haven't heard of a chook either, lol (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #52224: A bit too footbally for me, but please give my best to Meshach and Abednigo. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #52229: Fun grid thanks. I was confounded by the use of 'King,' and by never having heard of the redhead one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #52260: NIce one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tom @ #52240: Fun grid, good job! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SeedyEm @ #52240: Good grid and enjoyable, but I don't think it's a unique solution since Lincoln and Jackson could have been switched... I think? Maybe switching Lincoln for Cleveland (which is both a US and English place-name, but neither a US capital nor an English cathedral city?) (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52259: Nice, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52240: Nice grid, although I missed out on my confetti with 'bishops' instead of the right answer. Thanks for posting! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #52248: Excellent grid. Was completely flummoxed for 2 minutes then Euro clicked in and the rest followed quickly. (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #52256: ok (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52264: shook OR chook (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #52259: nice and easy does it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52264: I wouldn't mind a little more explanation in the answers. What's sorchook? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dvorak @ #51755: Carry on up the connecting wall :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52252: Yes! At last, a Wings category! Five stars just for that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52240: Really good overlapping categories. Highly satisfying grid. Great job. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #52239: Very good. With cameron and bishop Ithought there was an android thing going on (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #52259: Very straightforward. I would haveadded russian into the greek group, but i couldnt see what the red herrings were for/ in the Hastings and Deluge groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52259: Good easy grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52258: You used Paul twice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52252: Well, I found the Beatles links... couldn't spot anything else though :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #52256: Not much in the way of red herring (1 month, 1 week ago)

Earth @ #52244: me no good at geography (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mselle @ #52249: If you are going to use figures of speech as a category, then please use that terminology in your explanation. This is what they are called. (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52192: Nice grid, the Rugby group threw me as I thought 'pitch' was the accepted word outside the US. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52212: Nice grid, got nowhere it, but googled oxford bags, and wow, like bellbottoms on steroids. I also liked the Alcott reference, thanks for posting! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Vroke @ #48309: You should allow 'astrological signs' for the signs answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daz @ #52251: too niche (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #52231: yep (1 month, 1 week ago)

max @ #52251: BEST EVER (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dan @ #52187: Easy but fun :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chase @ #52235: This was by far the hardest grid I've ever done (or failed to do) on this site! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chase @ #52248: excellent! the meat one stumped me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lex @ #52244: Too hard for me but I like the star wars (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lucky @ #52215: Loved it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Simon @ #52238: Davison and Capaldi could be alternated. Both are called Peter and have played Doctor Who. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mark Glover @ #52238: Looks like same grid twice? (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #52050: Well constructed and thought out, but rather too easy. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52209: Very nice, thank you :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52229: It depends on whether you've seen the films in question. I had only seen two :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aleksi @ #52223: Awesome. I love trigonometry so you got me on board. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #52177: Propper gridding. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mister Tom @ #51877: Sheesh and i thoufg i had a tough crowd on 51879... It's very clever but very niche- for most people it's going to be a guessing game which removes a lot of the fun. (Presumably if you know the game it's fairly straightforward). (1 month, 1 week ago)

John @ #52212: Only works because you can’t spell amaryllis (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52229: *easier than it looks* (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52225: Very nice and not too hard, thank you (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ade @ #52214: Very clever and must have taken you a while, so I’m sorry to be pedantic but it’s Phoebe. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chester @ #52165: thankyou (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jishun @ #52206: Sorry but Bali is not a country. And the actor from star wars is Mark Hamill with a double l at the end of his name (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51957: Hey Jude was written by Paul McCartney for Julian Lennon, John's older son, at the time of John and Cynthia's breakup. Jude was what Paul nicknamed Julian. Jude is not a woman's name in this case. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52216: well i never knew that, as a kid we played with cocktail sticks or straws. ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52215: over and hat were easy but the others were a devil. could cake and thicken be interchanged do you think with 'over' as a different answer, plus was going to change a letter but whicken is just too local to my neck of the woods in Holmfirth, vg and ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #51288: saw the ladies straight off. take your word for fart. thought Casey's Juno and the Pay.... might be linked somehow- but it wasn't (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #51867: checking your catalogue, well done, too tough for me this one said Ira (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52214: Love it, love it, love it! Nice to see a fellow barmpot. Made me smile. 5.5* p.s. I scored 1/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52209: Got it with 5s to spare, phew. Smashing! love confetti (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52208: thanks J, did not think it would go down to 1* - a tough crowd to-day! (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52212: *double checked this time (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52208: Well I liked it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Monica Filibuster @ #52206: Reasonable Grid, thank you (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52208: damn, I had a change of thought in the making and forgot to alter. Thanks Paul (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52202: very nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

paul @ #52208: Barbie twice?? Nope. (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52199: I thought this was a really great grid. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52204: nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Erik @ #46617: below average, bad validation (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52192: Grid works well but for me there were certain words that made for easy ‘ins’ to the groups. Depends how tricky you want to make it I suppose. Thanks for posting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

a k @ #51850: It's the Caspian sea, it's not a lake. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52192: Enjoyed ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Emma @ #52177: Great grid - 3rd group was hard but loved the connection! (1 month, 1 week ago)

superhans @ #44800: Very nice thankyou. A good mix of tricky and doable. (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52165: Good grid, the pest group got away from me. Thanks for posting! (1 month, 1 week ago)

superhans @ #52193: Far too obscure (1 month, 1 week ago)

Joan @ #52165: Fun, when you get in the zone. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #52164: Very enjoyable challenge (1 month, 1 week ago)

TRA @ #52196: Please don't do this grid until I fix it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daniel @ #51949: Really fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52192: nice ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Deb @ #52189: Very tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Victoria Coren-Mitchell @ #52177: Blertimore footbirts noice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ray Purgess @ #2748: 10_out_of_10._would_quiz-on_ur[+2]mum.jpg.png.bmp (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lex @ #52187: Very cute (1 month, 1 week ago)

AB @ #52177: Nice 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 1 week ago)

MRH @ #52104: I was the complete opposite of Paul (1 month, 1 week ago)

poop @ #15859: :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51939: All the jack stuff as well. Obscure pirates. Obscure characters. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51933: Ran out of time 2 seconds too soon. One of your most clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52168: Great. I'm ashamed I couldn't sort the Tick Tock group from the 7 group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52181: Really good ideas, but I'm just not the right mind set for this one - I sort of saw what all the groups were, and sorted one group, but was totally lost with some of the cryptic clues, as I was thinking more of quiz/skill shows rather than game shows in general and th shows like Deal or No Deal didn't enter my head. (1 month, 1 week ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52155: A nice trip down memory lane, TY! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52181: Interesting idea, but the groups were too similar, meaning that even if you're able to decipher all the show names (which is challenging enough for 3 minutes), trying to find the four groupings is arguably next to impossible. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gridlington @ #52134: Very good! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gridlington @ #52164: Very good! At first I was thinking "oh no, not more anagrams" but with 6 to choose from it became trickier! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gridlington @ #52169: Nice grid. Liked the numbers being in different groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hamburger @ #52164: Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52180: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51917: Got me on the boob group. Well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52177: Nicely done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51913: Before or after, not befores plus afters. Think harder before you submit. (1 month, 1 week ago)

quodlibet @ #52145: Barrel indeed! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52172: good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52171: liked it but as with others "Plastics"? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52168: clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

MS @ #52072: @147 What is the difference in pronunciation you're thinking of between Y and WHY? I've never heard the two pronounced differently. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DBS101 @ #50393: @bigz PE - Physical Education, DT= Design Technology, as Dgms said (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51891: you usually create better (1 month, 1 week ago)

Emily @ #52171: It's spelled 'Addams', not 'Adams', by the way :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51879: Good overall. Would also like to see the solved anagrams. Can only get the 2 easy ones. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51877: Leave your apartment sometime. Leave your Iphone there. Take a walk. Sit at a bar, on a bench, in a cafe. Talk to humans. Your grids are getting more absurd as time goes on. And you had the balls to call someone else out about their lack of a life????? Mirror. Look at yourself in it and be afraid - very afraid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51876: Aside from debating whether there were 12 or 13 Apostles, and being unaware of the pony reference, it was clever but needs pen and paper and about 15 minutes. You made a great puzzle but it doesn't work within the time frame. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51875: Before or after. Combo never good. Looks like a reach to fill in a last group every time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51866: So stretched in places that it is warped (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51859: Very good, Macaroons. I am unfamiliar with most of these groups but appreciate a Wodehouse reference anytime. (1 month, 1 week ago)

A Large Owl @ #52169: Tough but doable! I liked the dropped N group the best. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #52144: Need to add whiskey as a spelling (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51856: just way out there (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #52145: I also said collective noun. Otherwise good fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51847: Got the wall but had no clue on Superheroes. It was a pretty good effort overall. Nearly forgot Sid played bass and Johnny is a great option within two groups. Froze me for a bit. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #52171: Agreed on the plastics group, I never would have got that as film quotes in a million years. Enjoyed the Addams Family group though, was satisfying when I saw it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wolfy @ #51732: D'oh! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dances with Ferrets @ #52145: Nice grid, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dances with Ferrets @ #52171: The Plastics group is a bit too vague, I think. And the spelling for the potato snack is Hula Hoops (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anastase @ #52170: Tough at first, but once I got one group, I just about managed to get the rest in time. Enjoyable grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Manolis @ #28660: The whole thing with -son and season, reminds me of the bit with "what does y-e-s spell" and "what does e-y-e-s spell" (google it for a funny video) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anastase @ #52168: Good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mrsbusman @ #52145: Collective nouns needed for ‘groups’ . (1 month, 1 week ago)

Manolis @ #98: Two of the connections are wrong. La is a note, but Me and Ray are homophones for notes (Mi, Re). It should be either all notes, or all homophones. And night before nurse is not a prefix, just a word that goes together with nurse. But night before mare creates indeed a new word. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52164: 5* (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52162: Liked the grid but the butcher group seemed a bit weak. Thank you for all the grids you post. I know it takes time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52164: Nice medium/easy grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52151: Ha, ha I felt the same but there might be others with a passion for that field who get to grips with it ( if they’re REALLY passionate! ). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Emma @ #52050: Agree with Hypatia - group should be an acceptable answer to the ‘collective nouns’. Great wall though :) And Em, a caravan is a group of camels x (1 month, 1 week ago)

Augie March @ #10899: A bit British-centric but I enjoyed this one, up the Irons. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Helen Bach @ #52151: Another "here's a bunch of countries, you have three minutes to develop telepathy so you can read my mind to discover what arbitrary groupings I've come up with" grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52161: Very nice, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Odo @ #52153: very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

AndyP @ #52145: Brilliant grid, really enjoyed that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

AndyP @ #52155: A nice balance to that in difficult and content. I scored 6/10. Cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

AndyP @ #52050: Lovely wall. Quite straightforward but so well put-together. (1 month, 1 week ago)

AndyP @ #52158: That was good. Botched the Wells connection for 7/10. Cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52109: Thanks, nevin! Always nice to hear from a fan! (1 month, 1 week ago)

CookieBaBa @ #51078: I put in Andy Warhol for the paint, tuna, beans, soda one and got it right lmao (1 month, 1 week ago)

Untracker @ #33418: black was hard :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

roman @ #51130: simply delectable (1 month, 1 week ago)

sudobee @ #52154: oops, fixed now, thanks for the feedback (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jishun @ #52154: Celica is in category twice? Otherwise fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #46677: Gourds are a part of the melon family. I did not personally know that, but I did my research after this puzzle and found that out. Melons is correct here. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Moondog @ #52123: Truly difficult and a pleasure to be soundly beaten by, even though I felt like I should have known more answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #46835: Ghost is Halloween, Ghast is Minecraft. Octopus have 6 arms and 2 legs, 8 total tentacles. High potential, but definitely consider fixing your puzzle since it's been like this for almost 5 months now :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #47288: Cranberry Bean is a thing, folks. It's supposed to be a little tricksy, so it doesn't go for the obvious ones. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #47364: One of my favorites so far. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mselle @ #52145: If you are going to use collective nouns as a category, please include collective nouns in the keywords. Otherwise a well made, medium difficulty grid with straightforward connections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #48149: Vodka and Voda are both terms for water, in different ways. Vodka essentially is an endearing term for water, because it's alcohol. It's kind of hard to express in English properly. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #48198: Agree that Bud is incorrect; it simply means friend. Chap does, however, refer to males. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lex @ #51388: I don't think anything was too obscure. Those are the 4 most popular Minecraft players of all time. Minecraft being the most popular video game of all time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52134: Don’t know why they seemed so well hidden but I didn’t spot a single one. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Risk @ #52134: Very good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

nevin @ #52109: this is horrid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52144: Great ideas, good fun, nice and logical. I know it's nit picking, but Rudolph the red nosed reindeer isn't a carol, it's just a Christmas song and while Teachers is a whisky, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and Jamesons are whiskey.p (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam McLaughlin @ #52149: The bread answers all being lowercase gives one away for free. Otherwise, very clever. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Matt @ #52148: Jersey is a British Channel Island, part of the United Kingdom (1 month, 1 week ago)

James @ #52145: I loved that grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Karen @ #52145: A good grid, thank you Although I said the answer was collective noun! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ade @ #52083: Gosh, just read the comments and now feeling very pleased with myself with 10/10. Lovely grid. Thank you (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lucky @ #52135: Very good - enjoyed it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

quodlibet @ #52104: Clever concept (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #25750: Oh my word this was so difficult. Even when separated out I couldn’t decide which group was which. Some interesting facts in this one even if you don’t resolve it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Katherine @ #52138: Very frustrated at not getting the Norwich group!! So close! Brunei can also be added in for multinationality. Good wall, thank you very much. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #48780: Spider-Man is not technically an Avenger. So Avengers wouldn't be an appropriate answer. Puzzle answer was correct. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #52104: Urgh, I got the over and under groups and then overthought it lol. SOMETHING THE TOFFEE??? Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sak @ #49081: "Take a Bow" isn't so much an audience reaction, as something you do thanks TO an audience reaction. "Networks" wasn't accepted as answer (no big deal, but worth learning from. Networks being TV channels.) Otherwise, as others have said; excellent puzzle. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Observation @ #52131: 5/10 for me 5* for a bitoffun ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Observation @ #52134: confetti time ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Observation @ #52141: I-Annoyer, annoyed me too, frustrating to untangle the possibilities, for that WELL DONE! ty Might have some issues re gill often used as a phrase but inaccurately. Pre decimal Scotland often served 1/5th of a gill as opposed to the mean spirited English which was 1/6th A gill was often used to mean a half pint whereas it is a quarter pint. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #25821: only Lorna - great fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #25821: Different and fun. Race against the clock. (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52124: funny (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51818: You certainly have your niche. Niche, all caps. Token throw in with the anti... group. Pathetic sums it all up succintly. You really need to expand your horizons away from your computer. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52139: Aaasargh. Too many red herrings. I ran out of time, and none of the really rude ones turned out to be right! That was a shame. Really good fun though, and I think it works properly as a wall/grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52124: I was/am concerned most players will take one look and switch off without giving it a chance. I am glad you both did, most wont but there you are (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #51926: Enjoyed this one, although the Wild Stallions clue really gave away the Bill and Ted group a little too easily :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51808: plenty of miscues around the Alec Guiness films made this pretty tough to sort out. One of your most clever efforts. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52090: Great (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52132: Good apart from the Newton group. The telescope was patented about thirty years before Newton was born, calculus was used in ancient Greece, and was refined by Newton (and independently by Liebnitz) in the 17th century, and while he formulated the laws of motion, he didn't 'discover motion'. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52134: Really good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52124: ditto TY (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #25938: Very enjoyable and different one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ro @ #52057: Nicely constructed grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #26328: Tricky one. I couldn’t figure it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #26242: 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52098: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52115: Liked this. So many synonyms. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chaewon @ #32739: saxophone is not a brass family (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52132: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52130: Definitely one novel group in there. Maybe widen the accepted connection for the Dean group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

As @ #52125: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #33464: Aha! St John, and instantly I get it 🤦‍♀️ You’re exactly right, it’s to do with bad luck. The ladder one I just didn’t see and I didn’t think of the bee with hayfever as simply being literal. Thanks for putting me on to Lorna’s grids. She’s amazing and must have put so much time into constructing grids. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52124: Lovely. Very funny and fun. I was going to give up, because it looked as if it was all about sport, but then the Liverpool group caught my eye, and I realised that none of it was about sport, which was brilliant, and I solve it in under two minutes. Thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52116: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52123: : D : D Pig & Whistle! lol I have bought the "family" along today too ; ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52122: and a bit of fun it was. wd ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52117: very good, thought they were washing detergents lol. ty J (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #33464: have not checked but assume it has to do with bad luck. bee with hayfever? bad luck for the bee and sub-rung perambulation I assume is walking under a ladder - bad luck. will play the grid later to check (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52123: loved it and 7/10 for me. knew GS and guessed the others, EF? well I never [and strictly speaking, neither did EF] Although JH had the rep I did not know that [I did about the others and finally, BT was the originator of the Homer quote d'oh!. oh for a really good buff grid, thankyou J :-) oh ps, thought PE was homowatsit for a pub the Pig and Whistle lol (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hamburger @ #52084: This is good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #33464: Calling Lorna fans - this was a trickier one for me but even with grid resolved I don’t know what Sub-Rung Perambulation or A Bee With Hayfever means. Any ideas? It’s bound to be a head on forehead moment once I see it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tom @ #33800: Weird and wonderful (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #52108: Nice n easy Thanks for posting (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mselle @ #3485: Not sure why ‘forbidden in theatres’ wasn’t recognised as good enough in keywords. Better than average sets. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52095: Managed it, with 13 seconds and two lives left, but only sorted the Dashwood group from the Highlanders group by random luck. Never heard of Dashwood in that context and the Highlanders group link wouldn't have occurred to me without seeing them all lined up. Great . (1 month, 1 week ago)

JD @ #2061: Can't believe collective nouns not accepted . . . :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mselle @ #12915: Best explanations so far encountered. Clever grid. TY. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Michael @ #52102: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Michael @ #52102: Confusing when the link can be either the name of the country, the adjective or just the concept of the country (1 month, 1 week ago)

Michael @ #52102: Confusing when the link can be either the name of the country, the adjective or just the concept of the country (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hypatia @ #52050: Should take "sin" and "group" (1 month, 1 week ago)

Michael @ #52104: Fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aleksi @ #51671: Actually my favorite grid. 6/10 but was a second off from a 10/10. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52082: Actually Fam I was originally going to put holy man but thought someone would deem it sexist, so changed. It definitely applies and give yourself the point! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52098: Fun! TY (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52087: Not necessarily Fam, it depends if you like Shakespeare I think : ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52075: Nice grid, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

david A garcia @ #40577: Just for you, Roy. Just for you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #52026: Doll should work but doesn’t? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Brookside Columbia @ #52092: great grid. very enjoyable. cashapp: $kelboho (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51788: Something other than D and D and the grid is doable. That one is way too niche. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51780: aI just see a bunch of empty squares all over. Images are too small. Total waste of time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51774: washing machine very hard to work in, so, well done. The Caarles inclusion, must be a regional thing. Makes no sense to me before or after dance (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51781: Too many choices for white and for tree. Oak, Pine, Magnolia, Poplar all have whites. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51762: Overall nice, but, as below, TYPE???? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Esther Jack @ #52091: Nice wee grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #32987: So satisfying to get a grid like this 👍👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

tim @ #38540: great grid. the kind that makes you think 'oh sh*t' and then nope, you got this. (1 month, 1 week ago)

eBarnz @ #18439: probably my favorite grid so far! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52093: This was quite fiendish even with London knowledge. Nice idea. Could widen the acceptable answers to ‘end’ for one group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52102: Nice straightforward little grid. Thanks for all the explanations. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52088: Worked well. Not too obvious. Ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52087: Ashamed to say that I only got one, and surely every school child could get that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52082: Wow, it took three refreshes but once I’d made a start I didn’t want to give in. Got all the groups but was also confused by ‘homonym phrase’. Spoiler alert!!! ( would holy person satisfy the connection for that group ? ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52084: Nice grid. I was just missing one of the connections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daniel @ #52088: I typed in the singular noun for one of the answers and it didn't count it (1 month, 1 week ago)

ian1964 @ #51924: @Nicky, Yes Papa is an island in the Shetlands (1 month, 1 week ago)

ian1964 @ #51924: @Pamela Douglas Sorry, my bad, should have been olympic medalist, will fix it. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51750: Niche, self indulgent. Movies scored by ___________. What's your next one gonna be, editors, makeup, or costurmes?? Go for the gold. Best Boy. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #51241: Same comment as Elliot and Sue, I also put they have holes which is technically right. So I'm giving myself a 10 :P (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51748: VWP (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51747: You remembered Frankie Albert but forgot John Brodie. Nice tribute group, except for Montana. Overrated to the hilt. All surrounding cast and a pus arm. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51746: 3 of the 4 are abstruse to the Nth degree (1 month, 1 week ago)

avi @ #52088: didnt accept "cow" as an answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #52050: I was sure there was a Pokémon connection, spent far too long trying remember if there had ever been a Pokémon wrath or something. Nice red herring and a good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52074: very good ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52087: Daogba thanks, the reference I used must have "translated it". I copied it out as first seen. amended, I am out of my comfort zone. thanks J knew it would be too easy for you. Back to my scattergun techniques for now. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52051: Good, but Kelly and Bryan can be swapped between groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52087: Done in 30, enjoyed that TY! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52087: Excellent. I only sorted one group (Verona), and identified one other link after the time had run out (Iago). I ought to have recognised the Solinus quote, as I read that play at school, but had no idea. You do need to correct ,'houses' to 'households' and 'born' to 'both', though. I nearly didn't get that group because of the misquote. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52084: very good indeed (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52075: not difficult but I walked into your herring. enjoyed ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52083: V. Good. I only managed to sort out and identify two groups. I only knew Milton from that group, so had no hope of putting the connection together, and again, Hannibal in it's group should have been a giveaway (and from the only film in that group which seen), but I was stuck on much older films. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52069: Another for the golf terms think 2 pertain to rough but if you can please edit and expand your descriptions [and add two,2,couple etc as an acceptable answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52082: one refresh, 5/10 scored baffled by homonym phrase answer [will need to investigate. Absolutely love the puzzle, sorry to have lost you to the famous breakfast brown sauce :-( thanks J (1 month, 1 week ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52082: Loved solving it, TY. Elegantly done (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52083: Ah woe is me a poor 5/10. Wrong marks chosen, and who knew they were ALL Welsh :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #3594: Nice crossovers on this one and not too taxing (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #38844: 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52069: Ditto the golf terms. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #52051: Great grid, thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #25868: What a shame Lorna isn’t on here anymore. I love grids like this. I hope she knows that her grids are still being appreciated. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #52069: Fun grid, but vegetable golf terms aren't something I've heard in 40 years playing the game. Must be an American thing. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #52083: Very good grid, thank you. I spent ages trying to think who'd been in Howard's End, played Caesar etc. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52069: Nice grid. I've never heard of some of these golf terms - you learn something new every day! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52075: Very nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

147 @ #52072: “Why” does not sound like “Y” when pronounced properly (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52075: Making me hungry, right on dinner time. TY (1 month, 1 week ago)

LUCKY @ #52072: Very nice! Enjoyed it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52083: * for film buffs (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52066: Good ideas, and challenging, but it's a shame that at least four red herrings create pairs that can be swapped between groups.Nugget can be swapped with Tooth, Barrel with Letter. There's only supposed to be one workable solution to the grid, otherwise we have to be mind-readers to solve it, and rather than 'fiendish' the wall becomes 'insoluble'. I'd suggest editing this one. Put Letter in Barrel's place and Nugget in Tooth's place, then replace them in the 'double letter' group, with Utter and something that doesn't fit into the other groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #25081: Friendly morning grid 🙂 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mselle @ #52073: Rocket (aka arugola) isn’t lettuce, but it is a salad green. Nice misdirection. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LittleQuill @ #52038: Ant; it is. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52075: Nice easy little grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #25701: Very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52047: Caught on quickly but had trouble with the cars, well done! So true about Lorna - the best. Great mentor, I miss her too. (1 month, 1 week ago)

spoon @ #25701: Really good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52047: Nice and tricky grid. Thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52050: Good grid. Thanks for posting! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob Dole @ #52012: good red herrings! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Neonage @ #52050: Nice and easy, Jolly good show (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nicky @ #52050: Refreshing! Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51733: Considering Israel has put up a few stinkers, his or her words are being a bit harsh. Better to say very self-indulgent, very abstruse for 3 of the 4 groups, meant for an audience of physics majors, P chem majors, and followers of essentially unknown musical acts. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51732: Glows, not shows. You're thinking of the dirty parody. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tbone @ #52050: Camels (1 month, 1 week ago)

corrector @ #52057: not suffix (1 month, 1 week ago)

AB @ #52050: Excellent wall 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 1 week ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52047: Clever business. Top quality grid, bet it was as much fun to create as solve. Nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #52059: Wow - a very difficult grid!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Em @ #52050: What's caravan? Em x (1 month, 1 week ago)

Em @ #52057: Em x (1 month, 1 week ago)

Don @ #32739: Accepting the greek name but not the hebrew name for the books of the hebrew bible is an...interesting choice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lucy b @ #51325: Tricky, but fab (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ant @ #52038: Terry Pratchett should be accepted for the discworld group (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #52057: Very good Solved the wall, but only got two groups Will and Flo foxed me, the pair of scamps 😉 So 6/10 for me, 10/10 for you Thanks for posting (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #32899: Nice to try all these different formats. I find it interesting that your mind can ‘see’ that there is something going on but takes a while to figure it out. I had to refresh once as the clock always run down by the time I figure it :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #52016: Niche. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52056: Groups were easy to separate but the connections for two of them seem far from likely common knowledge. The Close group especially. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #27995: A bit tricky but very satisfying. So annoying when you miss the connection then it stares you in the eye. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #24484: 👍 ok, just a couple more ( I often do the grids that have been praised in the comments so I hope that highlighting these might let a new audience enjoy them ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

eBarnz @ #51978: Austen and Rousseau (in the Lost group) are philosophers and Hume and Locke (in the philosopher group) are characters from Lost, so there is not a unique correct solution to this grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #24486: 👍👍 Are you still on here Lorna? Or does anyone know? Great variety of grids and pitched perfectly. I often see the link but it’s a race against the clock. Thanks for posting so many. (1 month, 1 week ago)

eBarnz @ #52028: Good puzz! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #24492: Hope some other people see these and they reach a new audience like they have with me 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

them @ #52028: Nice grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #51975: Not a grid for me really. I don't watch 'reality' shows. I sorted two groups , one of those was accidental. Never heard of anyone from the Julian Smith group, and only heard of Tom Arnold from the group he's in. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #28362: You have put me on to a good thing St John (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51723: Clever. Don't get Stewart, but it fit by luck. MLS team names - good for the 678 total tans the league has. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Trillium @ #52047: Really, really good! (1 month, 1 week ago)

William F @ #51755: Thought it was tits (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51718: The mother group is really going out on a limb. Delta ????????? (1 month, 1 week ago)

them @ #52016: Enjoyed trying to unpack this, ty. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #15566: Nice one. I have never hear of Das boots so I'll need to Google them! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52047: Thanks St John. I have managed to find her and now have a great library of grids to play and learn from. PS I spent a lot of time on this one looking for answers you’d managed to shoehorn into the text :) I thought scallion was a giveaway. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52044: Excellent. Nice, logical and straightforward. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #51755: I feel like Sid James would have approved of this grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #50687: Very nice! (1 month, 1 week ago)

haywood @ #52037: great grid. I beat it though, 10/10 with 1 second left (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52028: Tricky one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52044: Tricky one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52047: this is a homage to the doyenne of puzz grid - Lorna. You want a role model you can do no worse [with respect to Gridlington, Ducky, Jmelb, Aetees et al] (1 month, 1 week ago)

I have crabs @ #52042: I saw Surskitbrah at a grocery store in Wentworth Point yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for TFT advice or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and pivoting into the comp I was already going for. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Nunus in his hands without paying. The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter. When she took one of the Nunus and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any RNG infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each Nunu and put them into his lineup and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by whining about how bad his team comp was really loudly. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52047: Very good even though I got nowhere :) You adopt so many techniques I don’t know where to start. Another one to commit to memory ( along with Korma Rant which will remain my favourite ) Good job. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52047: What a fab grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kev @ #21280: The chocolate makers question did not accept chocolatiers. Pfft. (1 month, 1 week ago)

William F @ #52015: Not for me. NOT for ME (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52040: I thought it was funny - obscure? - yes, tricksy? - yes but enjoyable ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52017: Elegant. (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52044: brilliant. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #52026: Pop groups, no thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #52038: Spice Girls , yuk (1 month, 1 week ago)

barry womble @ #52028: good grid, thanks man. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52044: Grrr, tricked me on the MBB >: ( (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52044: thanks Fam - having a senior "grey" moment, now fixed (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52039: Will do an old movie one for you soon too, Stj : ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52044: Got two groups even though Gary doesn’t work exactly. (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52039: Sings to himself - "Brush up your ....start quoting him now..." I probably know more Cole Porter, but love your grids. ty J (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nat @ #39448: Quite difficult - but got the groups in the end. Some good red herrings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Squid Lover @ #52042: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tom @ #24597: Very, very clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Squid Hater @ #52042: Very good, 10/10, my wife left me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dagoba @ #52024: Enjoyable, but frustrating. I couldn't sort out my final two groups - the 'meringue' and man groups. They could have been sorted as a nationality group and a man group, by swapping Pavlova with German. I'd thought of meringue as a group, when I saw Swiss, French and Italian, but knew there are only three types of meringue, so tried to make a 'desserts' group with Pavlova, Swiss (roll) and got stuck again. (1 month, 1 week ago)

dgms @ #52024: Good ideas, fun and fairly challenging to sort the groups. A pavlova is a dessert made using meringue, not a type of meringue. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52039: I was thinking of you and Ducky, Bloss! (1 month, 1 week ago)

dgms @ #52038: Nice. Great fun. I spotted three of the groups and solved the grid fairly quickly, but had no idea about the Reason group. I thought it might be dating apps. (1 month, 1 week ago)

dgms @ #52040: Horrible grid. Very obscure/tricksy, but it did all make sense when the groups were revealed, and it worked with no possible swaps between groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

bloss @ #52039: yes, me! It must be a Melbourne thing :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52039: Back to my roots, hope there are still a couple here who like these. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JD @ #51613: row for smart/hardworking doesn't take "hard working" as correct lol (1 month, 1 week ago)

Monu @ #47360: Good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #36464: 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52028: This was just right Edward. Well hidden. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

corrector @ #52034: greased (1 month, 1 week ago)

bloss @ #52017: spaghetti partner was my favourite clue :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Remy @ #51429: As others have stated, Sax(o)phones are woodwind instruments. The term "wind" or "winds" should also be accepted for woodwind. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Av3x @ #52029: Really liked this one! Even got the Netflix set -- the trilogy episode is all based on nonsense Karl Pilkington said, I believe. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Risk @ #52018: Liked this one a lot (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andrew Brien @ #52029: I hope you enjoy this one! One of the columns might be a little tough to non-netflix owners :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hypatia @ #52017: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

RSUD @ #51988: As K said, Peter Quill and Scott Lang are Avengers too. So that's an acceptable group as well. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #49355: 👍 coming across some of these late but maybe by giving them the thumbs up someone else will get to enjoy them. Thanks Jmelb. (1 month, 1 week ago)

AB @ #52016: 👎🏻 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #44926: Good idea for the basis of a grid Jmelb but game rather given away in this format. Did you experiment with anything similar? (1 month, 1 week ago)

K @ #51988: was thinking scott lang so my answer was names of MCU avengers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wolfy @ #50166: Yep, guess the other links were better tbh Some good memories buried in amongst those bands! (1 month, 1 week ago)

K @ #42601: Hi or hello in other languages doesn't work as an answer? (1 month, 1 week ago)

WVPuzzler @ #52005: Very nice, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #47100: 🙂👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52005: Well deserved grid of the day! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gridlington @ #52005: Excellent grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #41610: These are great SmileyMiley. I don’t know how long they take you to construct but a normal grid takes long enough so thank you very much. (1 month, 1 week ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52017: Changed unit. Cheers all (1 month, 1 week ago)

Loin El Richie @ #51956: Robin; Gul; Goose; Red Herring; Rook; Char; etc. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Loin El Richie @ #51969: April O'Neil of TMNT fame. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Muhilan @ #51429: Saxophone is a woodwind not a brass instrument, it takes 2 seconds to google dude (1 month, 1 week ago)

Magwitch @ #52015: Woo! 10/10. Great grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #49446: 👍 took a cheeky refresh but nice idea (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52015: Another good one WindMills. Again the clues are good enough for me to see the beginning of the connections and get tantalisingly close but not to complete it. Well thought out grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52018: Great. I couldn’t get it but very good. There were a few I knew but they kept leading me down a dead end. Did you mean sutra? (1 month, 1 week ago)

CatieS @ #52017: Great grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52017: Easy but nice. It all started with Lady’s spaghetti partner for me. Didn’t know about loud complainer. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #52017: Very nice, not sure on the power unit though I liked the decreasing word feature 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52017: so good, so close, [current not power watt?] (1 month, 1 week ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #52005: Pleasantly infuriating, nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

ELS @ #51685: Fun Grid - Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

ELS @ #51689: Good grid, missed the Odin Line (1 month, 1 week ago)

ELS @ #51790: Good grid, but the Life Insurance one is very tenuous (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #16774: I enjoyed this. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #51924: Cavendish hasn't won Olympic gold, he's won everything else! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52012: Clever. And annoying ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #16791: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #16793: Great wee grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #19597: Liked it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #22585: Nice but tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #22589: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52011: Tricky one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #51857: what is community? (1 month, 1 week ago)

dgms @ #52002: Austricks is really too much of a stretch for that group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MadJaqk @ #51997: The ROOSEVELT, LINCOLN, MCKINLEY, GARFIELD group should allow "died in office" as a valid connection (if you think the first name is FDR rather than Teddy). (1 month, 1 week ago)

ELS @ #51928: fun grid - thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Deb @ #52005: Love it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #25048: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #25048: Great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #27542: Clever grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #27554: Great grid! Really enjoyed it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #27569: Nice grid. Tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51687: Indulgent and narcissistic. So far out there. Whatever makes you happy. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #30063: I liked this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est289 @ #52009: Nice grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

looking at you @ #51975: very good abd very hard. Only manaed to get 1 group before ran out of time (1 month, 1 week ago)

Colmac @ #52005: One of the best. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Allie @ #14499: Good grid - thank you. Scored 10/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

eric @ #51990: rubbish (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #51993: run and gun? I think a fuller explanation in the answers would help players re: weak etc. ty (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #51997: great idea but unfortunately does not work e.g. Lincoln and Kennedy or Reagan can be swapped so could Jackson and Lincoln. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ルー @ #52005: Hard as nails (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #51985: very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52006: loved it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #50090: Hit the mark on this one 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52005: Fab, I always love theme TY (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52005: This was brilliant St John! Thought I had it straight away with Geste and Nobo then realised there were so many of them 😄 Had to refresh to get it but great play. Your scattergun approach to grids yields great results 😄 (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #51986: Nice false line (1 month, 1 week ago)

oooops @ #52002: ah! the intricacies and nuances of the Australian tongue :-) ..notified everyone it was strangled (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #52002: yes chook hahaha : D (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #34093: Accessible picture one if anyone fancies a change from the regular grids. Thanks SmileyMiley. (1 month, 1 week ago)

paul @ #52002: Australian?? I think you mean Chook, not Chuck. But still a fun grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #51995: thanks dgms, will amend (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52002: Korma Rant 😩 🤦‍♀️ Saw this St John and simply had to give it a go. That’s the only line I got until the grid was resolved, despite analysing The Kylling of Sister George 😄 You do have some novel ideas. ( I have a distinct memory of seeing that movie as I was working in the States at the time and went to see it alone one sunny afternoon not realising it was a horror! ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

oooops @ #52001: power and beam can be swapped (1 month, 1 week ago)

dgms @ #51995: Boaty McBoatface isn't the name of a ferry. It's the name of an autosub. The ferry was named Ferry McFerryface. (1 month, 1 week ago)

dgms @ #52000: Very asy to sort the groups out, but even though I managed to sort all four, I had no idea what two of them were ( the Fielding group and the Post group). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Yes @ #51996: May want to spellcheck in the future for when giving the answers (1 month, 1 week ago)

St John @ #52002: *strangled* (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52001: I liked the teacher group :) Never thought of that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #52000: Not bad. Just missed the Post connection. Good herring red herring :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51969: Thanks for the feedback. Nice to know people are doing/enjoying the grids 🙂 They soon get lost. And who knew there were other Aprils out there. Looked up Parks and Recreation MRH. Going to have to catch up with that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Paul @ #51755: Didn't make any boobs! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Roy @ #51995: Excellent grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51986: 3/4 not bad. These one word ones always look worse before you make a start. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tilly @ #51995: 7/10 for me, thought it was reference to Raintree County, plus I always associated Marina with Morris but they became the same I guess later. we were Oxford not Cambridge people. ps age is just being number :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51996: Beginning to see a bit of an overlap in the interests of quizzers :) One line for me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51992: I think ‘house’ works for one of these groups too. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51989: Jesus, *their strengths. Couldn’t leave that howler lying there! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51995: Yes! Satisfyingly happy with that 😀 Got two groups on merit, then the Clift one from just one clue from watching old films with my mum, and the last one from some inspired guesswork from childhood memories. Nice grid. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #51995: ... and mine! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51913: Still works for me. It’s just harder to see initially. The connection is ‘words associated with’ or ‘words that come before or after’ and it helps as it allows more flexibility on the simpler word association grids 🙂 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Freddgar @ #51995: Very good grid, a nice mix of subjects, a red herring or two Got it fairly quickly, shows my age 😊 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fam @ #51989: Everyone has there strengths and this wasn’t mine. One line then lost. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daniel @ #51913: These words don't follow the correct form of this game. If you are adding a word to all of them, they need to all precede or all follow the word, not be a mix. So Class Act, Class Struggle, Class Clown, Class First (but of course this is wrong) Night Club, Golf Club, School Club, Sandwich Club (again, this last is backwards) and so on. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmelb @ #51960: adb,1964 movie (1 month, 1 week ago)

joe @ #51990: aee (1 month, 1 week ago)

italy @ #51990: aeeje (1 month, 1 week ago)

joe @ #51990: gang (1 month, 1 week ago)

italy @ #51990: i love it (1 month, 1 week ago)

joe @ #51990: so good (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #51074: Great grid RIP Toots (1 month, 1 week ago)

david A garcia @ #51976: So well-thought out and tricky while still being fun and gettable. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #51952: Eclectic & fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51681: Better than your usual, but what in hell is a rubber gun??? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bianca @ #32739: this was type hard bruh (1 month, 1 week ago)

bigz @ #51677: THunderhead fine. Cup, no. Is taximeter a word or was it meant to be two words? Cheek group passable but not good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51672: PacMan makes no sense whatsoever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51671: poh (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MRH @ #51969: Character in Parks and Recreation (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

adb @ #51960: Still not sure why the solution to the cherry group is 2000? (Wasn't it 10,000 maniacs?) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #51969: Enjoyed it, nice mix. 5* P.s. What about O'Neill, the Ninja Turtle's reporter? But Almost singer is a nice clue anyhow. Good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51969: great. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #51969: Nice and easy, pretty well thought out 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Devlyn @ #51982: This was my first go at making one of these, I think I went overboard on the specificity of the words (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joshua @ #15868: Easiest yet (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ant @ #51969: I solved it. :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ant @ #51976: For the multiple heads group it would be nice to have explanation as to who these characters are, and where they are from. Fluffy who instance is quite a common but I don't know any with more than one noggin (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

d0gJaW @ #51932: Didn't take "teeth", didn't take "abbott & costello", didn't take "homophones of letters" - could definitely work on the link keywords on this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christo @ #51969: Clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #51833: Good, I wouldn't call the violence group just murders.. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #51828: tricky but good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

CatieS @ #51755: Very funny haha! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51969: Thanks Ant. Very generous of you :) Did you get the grid? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #50693: Great grid. Could do with these kind of ones having the boxes you can write in like in the sound/image grids. Got loads of the clues but couldn’t hold them in my little head to draw the connections. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ant @ #51969: Avril is actually French for April, so the link isn't quite as tenuous as you think (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

HD @ #51755: I lol'd! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #51942: Great grid 5* (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gorgon @ #50900: You know it's good when you run out of time and then can name all the groups after they've been sorted for you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gorgon @ #34751: @Bob - what TV show? Those are from an excellent book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Est289 @ #32739: Great grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Est289 @ #35122: Nice grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51969: Just meant as a fairly easy one. Let me know (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

147 @ #51957: I would suggest replacing Jane with Lydia (sisters) as there is no way of differentiating the two Janes, which is a flaw (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ben @ #51965: good connections but the I think the connecting words need to be a little broader - I wrote 'Game Show' and didn't get it, and I wrote 'Slang' but didn't get it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51901: No but 1984 by Bowie was (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Rebecca @ #51933: Truly difficult in the best way. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ella @ #51935: Nice, well balanced-grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AndyP @ #51965: Fun, got given 7/10 because I stupidly didn't match the terms on the Impossible line but nice and straightforward apart from that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51957: This seems like it would be achievable once you’re shown the answers but a grid based on first names is just fiendish. Did anyone get this? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AndyP @ #51942: Very clever, but quite easy once it was noticed. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51966: Neat little grid. I would just say that if you replaced Final and Grand with other clues it would be more challenging ( I can think of at least two for each ). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #51755: Fun grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ersatz @ #51958: Great puzzle! Loved the red herrings. I would suggest allowing “food” for the chicken category since I feel like 3 of them are broad enough that chicken isn’t really associated with them (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #51966: P.S. qu** s*** was also not accepted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #51966: Excellent grid, with brilliant crossovers and red herrings, but slightly ruined by your making g*** s*** one word in your list of acceptable answers. No need to repeat g******* three times, or to pluralise it - just enter the acceptable answer in the simplest terms, i.e. g*** s*** (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TimC @ #39223: Somerset brie (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51948: Ameche a new one on me, so a combination of knowledge, hunches and guessing got the job done. ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #51933: Great fun, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51950: 5* for the humour alone. well beaten but had fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #40019: Love your music ones SmileyMiley. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #51959: Fun to break out my o-level German, thanks. Oddly strict answers though: I put a sensible correct response for each and it said incorrect. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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YOUR MOTHER @ #423: GOOD ONE (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

YOUR MOTHER @ #50151: CAPTIAL (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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Fam @ #45143: These are great fun SmileyMiley. Thanks for posting! If you want a fun non music sound grid look no further. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Feza @ #50868: 'Arrow' was a sneaky clue :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Feza @ #50868: Tough for an Australian who hasn't heard of some of these terms. Otherwise, quite good, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51960: 👍 nice to have a different grid. Some known and some educated guessing. Cherry group stumped me though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51941: Disagree with the mind reading comment and thumbs down. Two groups were easy, a third possible and the fourth by process of elimination ( Navy group would have been easier for me with say neon or khaki in it but maybe you didn’t want it to be that obvious ). Not a bad grid and nice to move away from clues where they are all preceded or followed by the same word. I’ve tried constructing a couple of grids and it’s not easy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51939: Tend to agree. Even when the groups are separated out the connections are hard to see as some of the examples are too obscure ( for me anyway ). For the Coraline group you’d need to be a superfan. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51932: Nice, could accept teeth? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51916: Yes St John, on a break! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51945: WD! TY. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51876: Another clever wall 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51916: Really good. Nice theme. So much more thought than the average wall 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51929: Anagrams of characters that have a link……really?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51935: Very good 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51939: Sometimes these grids are liking answering 4 specialist subjects on mastermind. Why so obscure, try being clever. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51941: Need a degree in mind reading for this one 👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Risk @ #11549: Very clever, fun grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51942: Yes, brilliant! Love the structure. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #51942: fun! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Andrew Brien @ #51943: I hope everyone enjoys this wall, I had some fun making it :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

CatieS @ #51942: Brilliant! Very clever grid, fun to solve (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #42229: Odd mixture (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #44185: 👍👏 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #36657: This was fun to work out 🙂 ( one of the audio grids that isn’t music ) Thanks! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Octo @ #51929: Nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kevin Burke @ #51941: Artists from 2010+ ... why did singers not get a point??? Lol last row was fair enough. I ssid liquids haha (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cegeste @ #51060: gaslight isn't by hitchcock (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #51876: Original and brilliant. Absolutely loved it! 5* (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #51793: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #51703: good mix of crossovers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #36363: Still bringing happiness 10 months later 🙂 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #36651: What a brilliant and fun grid. Thanks for the effort you put in to making this ( if you still read comments ). Music ones I shy away from but this is much more accessible. Perfect 👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nicky @ #51924: Papa ? Not sure ….. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lucy b @ #51655: Ok, I struggled with that. Usually love your grids pookman but not sure I agree with some of those answers. Still love you though! (´ε` ) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lucy b @ #51933: Brill (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51924: 👍🥃 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51933: Thanks for the clue. Still took me a while to sort! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51933: fun n easy ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #51916: Lovely stuff, felt a bit weather-beaten for a while but found the sunshine in the end. 5* (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #51926: Fantastic grid, great mix and crossovers. Took me a while looking at the last group to get the link. Raaaa. Top notch 5* (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51627: Fire triangle? Barack with 3 last names - inconsistent. The Earhart one is way way too niche. This is just not good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Risk @ #51220: Clever red herrings (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Risk @ #51780: Very fun grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51618: Royal Staff Members is pretty loose. Mixed titles as to origin and relationship. Four in a row of your grids is enough for one lifetime. I advise remedal training because they have been pretty lame. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51616: Switch grey and yellow and you legitimize ths grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51616: Grey fever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51611: Agree that outfits is more than a stretch. What the H is a grudge outfit? Did you mean grunge?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51608: perhaps it's what Benedict Cumberbatch wears at formal events in Cumberland ??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51926: 5* - I suddenly remembered wild Stallions but too late. I have also given out one 🏆 for strangulated homowotsits but this deserves one also. enjoyed myself ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51920: Excellent, not too taxing having got the usual suspects out of the way ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51924: really enjoyed trying to unravel that, so much so I omitted to see the obvious line to late on in. ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Risk @ #51810: excellent, hard to complete the grid, but the connections are very gettable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51916: @Jmelb - you taken a rest or have I not recognised any of your "family" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51911: @Dances - sorted, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ella @ #51849: Nice grid, ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51876: @ Fam, thanks, sorry John as well - oh well! back to the drawing board and a large tincture. :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gridlington @ #51916: Nice one, thank you! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51916: Your usual good quality, thanks Tilly! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dances with Ferrets @ #51911: The DJ's name is actually Otzi (or more actually Ötzi), not Otiz. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51882: very nicely done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51876: @Tilly I think you could swap the 2 and 7 of one group with the 5 and 4 of another (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #2622: having synonyms as the answer is too vague, it should be a word relating to the group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51876: had another look and where the math functions are, there is only one viable solution (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51884: OMG - I thought I could strangle a homowotsit, but.....you🏆 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pamela Douglas @ #29229: great (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51876: I wondered if that might be the case but I never got that far :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51916: Nice ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51876: @John - are there? Must confess I did not think so given that four had = signs and all the others + signs. I shall take another look. Thank you for your feed back (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Doc Filth @ #51885: I kept trying to put Fielding in the same group as Tate etc. although with your username I assume you'd predicted that. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #49740: God I went round in circles with this. All because of preserve! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

John @ #51876: I enjoyed this but there are a few ways of doing it with the numbers given. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51911: Those Brian names are evergreen! TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Feza @ #47791: Very clever and fun, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JD @ #241: Munster is in France (Alsace) Münster is in Germany (Alt+0220) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DDW @ #51914: A very good quiz. Please may we have more? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Feza @ #50890: Nice one, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #51657: Moves cleverly from the seemingly easy to the genuinely fiendish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51911: Haha, very clever, and Ridley Scott still gets a mention :) I could see some of the connections but not enough to make the groups. I need to be on a team! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51879: Te Moo! but good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Feza @ #51078: White pizza? Never heard of it in Australia. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51876: I think it’s a great and challenging idea Tilly. The fiendishness of it is that you pretty much need to know the answer to every single clue before you can tackle the maths part. Most grids allow for some minor gaps in knowledge. I wonder if there’s a way of tweaking it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #74: Fun easy one from the early years. I wonder how many of the original posters and players are still on here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51876: @barry - to be honest, although I enjoyed constructing this, I do not believe that extending the time allocated to 5 or even 10 minutes would help [even if I knew how or was able to]. So although it fits the criteria it is not a feasible wall for this site. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51876: more time? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51909: I love it:) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51887: P.S @ Fam - I love to befuddle, lol (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51887: thanks @Fam,@ Jmelb and @barry, I put in Blade as the obvious, [@Nighteyes, I do not think one can claim Ridley Scott to be "hopelessly obscure" in himself] however when I was researching him I found those little nuggets [each in their own way reasonably well known] and thought it would be fun to share. It is a beautiful morning here and I am happy... :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51871: Nice ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51908: I liked that very much (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51887: Ridley Scott get-able by a process of elimination - nice original grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51901: nearly got the songs [was 1984 a Eurythmics red herring?] (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #50562: Liked this older one of yours enjolras. Crafty red herrings and you’re so good at hiding things! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51908: Wow, I didn’t get anywhere with this. Learnt something new though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51859: Another clever idea for a grid! I guessed what the connection would be straight away but my knowledge was not extensive enough. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51876: Great idea! I didn’t manage it but fun for those who can. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ivan Adriazola Cuevas @ #29192: I would argue about small but I guess they are brit things, Im from abroad and have never heard about them (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ivan Adriazola Cuevas @ #42675: Pretty easy to put three follow up words (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ivan Adriazola Cuevas @ #51902: the diseases where a total pain in the you know where, Nicely done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gabe @ #51186: pungent is definitely not synonymous for spicy. And zesty isn't really either. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Minato @ #51551: Easy but fun! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kitty @ #51904: Good puzzle (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Minato @ #51818: Really good! I enjoyed it; I will say the Isaac tears were a deep cut, but I thought it was great overall! Love these video game walls. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51859: Jolly good TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Minato @ #51877: Love the video game connecting walls! I'm actually trying to make some myself, and these have been some great inspo! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51774: Liked the original singer and drum groups, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gabe @ #51759: pancake category is too broad. nothing specific to pancakes. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51887: Agree with Fam, nicely done : ) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51885: Nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kitty @ #51901: Too hard (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51876: I'm not good with numbers, so it would take me forever but I really like your construction. TY! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51892: Many people not from the UK may not get the UK references, but it is a UK gameshow after all (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51891: I thought M Night Shymalan and Justin Timblerlake were quite popular, but then again I possibly didn't use all their most famous works (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51891: I think 3 of the 4 groups are too niche but maybe it works for others. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kitty @ #51891: Too hard (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51884: 👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51885: 👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51879: Pesky anagrams. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ned Lalky @ #51857: Great wall! I miss community (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51887: Ridley Scott is hopelessly obscure, but the rest are fair. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51882: Clever grid. I didn’t complete it but it was good. Thanks for posting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51890: That was great (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51887: Game of two halves St John. Two groups to easily lead you in then two groups to befuddle you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #51596: Rhyming words not right??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #51593: Rhyming needs adding, letters that can be filled in??? Lamp and light are better described as furnishings rather than furniture in my opinion. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51879: Plus one about the anagrams (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Israel @ #51888: Actually really impressive! Nice Job! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Churchill @ #51888: this was really good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51858: good, saw and ignored Eons as with Act, ive been fairly beaten (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51885: Good grid. Maybe accept the abbreviation for the Fielding group, though by that point people know they’ve got the connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #51879: Where there are anagrams it would be cool to see what they are unscrambled (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51884: Interesting one. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51577: always trying :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51877: Gah, can’t you flag these up in the comments as special interest only or something ( like the film buff people do ). But maybe that ruins it for people who might not see it straight away but guess it with that specific interest. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aaww @ #51884: Good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Israel @ #51733: You are Satan embodied on a woe man. The hypocrisy between your life and solitude is a sad tale. If there is ever a time in which i meet such a sad and apathetic man, i will promptly grab a gun and aim it at my cranium. You deserve the death sentence. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51577: I see you must have modified this St John. I understand your reluctance because of the removal of the red herrings but it’s still a good grid with the surnames there. I didn’t know the connection even with them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Malcolm @ #51815: My lack of Steakhouse and Eastenders knowledge hampered me wit this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Malcolm @ #51824: Only one of your syndromes is correct, the other 3 should have 's at the end. Also, bad form to use 'mom' in a UK board, surely? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51577: Explanations/reasons all there or self explanatory (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nigel Fletcher @ #51873: Oooh! Very good. x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tilly @ #51876: It is not difficult but it is time consuming so I would recommend either refreshing or taking a screen shot (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51596: Silent H also a group definition for the Rh's (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Doc Filth @ #51793: Any appearance by DOOM merits five stars instantly! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51589: 2 groups really iffy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #51850: I couldn't see any real overlap between the groups other thab tt they are all geographic (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Purple Aki @ #51869: Fun wall! Caught out by the ____kick category (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51577: Donnybrook is Irish.I believe it is an area of Greater Dublin known in the past for moblike fights. Fairly common but old fashioned expression. The explanations or reasons were very restricted on 3 of the groups. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #12167: So A Mexican hat dance is a Mexican hat dance. Thanks for clearing that up!! Crap!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #9384: WTF is a doctor who barker. Utterly pathetic!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51573: rejected cars (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neonage @ #51840: Great except I have no clue of the Taskmaster winners being out of the UK (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51567: Devilishly tough. You went very niche for the Musketeers, but I admire indulging yourself for those characters. Marco Polo derailed me on the candy group. Possibly your toughtest one yet. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51566: spun me in circles for 3 minutes really well constructed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #35398: Nice, without needing too much specialist knowledge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #44363: Good little grid. Couldn’t see all the hidden words even though I was looking for them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51822: Though you can be "anti" just about anything, really. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51812: Love it when I ‘see’ the groups within a minute but can only give the connection for one. Thanks for the explanations. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51847: Can someone, anyone, try this and post whether you solve it. I’m just intrigued as to whether anyone gets these ones I see as ‘impossible’. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

jude @ #38444: second row should be precipitation not weather but good puzzle (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51804: Nice and easy. Like most grids, has been done. That is to be expected, the trick is to true to keep thinking of less used examples. As St John says, you will never please everyone, so don't get discouraged. TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51775: Thanks Jmelb. Appreciated from such a seasoned poster as yourself. Nice to get feedback. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51838: Yes, the place names was... well, it's just insignificant places that you found on a list somewhere. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51847: The Peter group is "read my mind". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Balex @ #37729: Absolutely love the orange for anyone who doesn’t know their Spanish regional geography (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51775: Enjoyed TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Feza @ #27422: Very clever and enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #33679: Good but very mixed, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #50166: Not a fan of ‘starts with’ type connections when looking for something more involved like where band is from etc. Got me thinking though and some great bands. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #51804: Fun grid for a Saturday morning. Thank you Fam. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51838: Didn’t stand a chance with the Hell group. Enjoyed the rest though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #51815: Excellent. Thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Wolfy @ #51732: You should try my 90s bands one then 😆 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51828: Clever. Got one but yeah, maybe if more time ( and knowledge ). Hard to pitch as some people prefer more of a challenge. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51844: Names were good to work out. Of your two other groups though, one was a little obscure and the other so much so I wonder if anyone would know it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ncfn @ #51828: Excellent! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #51815: Really fun grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51812: Enjoyable ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51840: Brilliant (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #51840: Excellent, 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51833: Works well Aki with lots of crossovers. I couldn’t work out the numerous acts of violence in time but very clever. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51813: Nice ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

+ @ #51784: There is targeted marking down going on here - and I suspect for me too. : ( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51835: I guess you’d need to live in the US to get most of these (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51815: Great miss-direction and Great Wall 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Purple Aki @ #51833: First time making a wall, hope you enjoy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51808: Good 👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

>:( @ #51702: when the farm animal and minecraft mobs are interchangeable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51818: Nope 👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

joeg @ #51825: Hope you like! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51819: Very good 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nah @ #51828: Enjoyed this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51821: Bit of a theme here. Some of the answers seem a bit forced, especially in the go with drink section. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #51828: Loved it. Hard but fair - needed more time. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51827: Utter nonsense 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nah @ #51827: This is really bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51828: Far far to vague 👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #51611: WTF do you mean Preceding outfits/ outfits? Terrible grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #51671: The worst grid I've done today. at least give us proper answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #42759: Mrs Miller, please, there is nothing in this grid that overlaps in relation and makes it a very easy puzzle as long as you can read. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #42761: the only thing challenging about this is clicking correctly as fast as you can. Nothing remotely difficult (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #43898: Don't submit a puzzle with typos, it's that simple Sarah (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Neil @ #48309: Synonyms alone i guess is not good enough for "synonyms for easy" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Balex @ #51781: A shame that Out and Tie could fit in the other’s category, because the rest of the grid is nice and intricate (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Balex @ #51780: Didn’t get the 60s thing because I thought it was “Time Bandits”. Kinda works! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #50929: 5* (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51766: I’ve come to hate the minecraft entries in the grids as if you don’t know them there’s nothing to make them stand out so they end up interfering with the rest of your workings. I guess that’s the game though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51804: great grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51820: Top notch and thanks for the extra info. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51821: Didn’t get any groups but brilliant! Could see some links but not the whole picture. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51822: Some nice different groups (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51819: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #12432: Yahtzee is not a board game. Its dice!! And taps is used all,over America. I am American. You obviously are not. I suggest you delete this henceforth!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bob @ #12432: Yahtzee is not a board game. Its dice!! And taps is used all,over America. I am American. You obviously are not. I suggest you delete this henceforth!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51813: perfect grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51561: niche (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51558: fiendish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51546: meh (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Barber @ #51522: easy for film buffs (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51541: IthAca, NY Please correct spelling (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51529: very very niche (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51526: two of the four pelicans are really for the birds! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

swan @ #51816: disregard that. i can't spell (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

swan @ #51816: pony should be puny. otherwise good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51522: obscure film buffs, only (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51500: Film group disconnected, sorry. And French exit not exactly universally known phrase. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51505: tough to sort in time allotted. One of your best. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51696: also, the beginning of a basic sports team cheer (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #50507: Niche. Nice quiz for 5th graders in MN, except, who up there is literate? Good luck with the Vi-Queens this season. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51815: 👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51787: Easy but very good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51804: Nice grid as it stands and you can tinker with it with different examples, how it is presented etc to have variety, Keep this grid and use it as a template for others, There are many types of grid, some closer to the Only Connect format others completely different, I think the only rules are, nothing abusive etc, the players will let you know via stars awarded or comments, you will never please everyone, You may have seen I experiment [not always successfully] (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #51783: Unusual to find such a difficult grid the most popular of the day. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51814: Only one group managed. Fits in the hard category in my eyes though it works perfectly well. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51804: If you happen to do this one can you tell me if you thought it worked. Is it still worth doing ones with no red herrings or is it too obvious? Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51813: Didn’t know if the different spellings were for a reason, but it’s wotsit and hula hoop. Good grid. Would never have got the Bashir one personally. I was thinking of Martin Bashir. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cenedd Taylor @ #51813: Slightly kinder feedback... Wotsit & Hula Hoop is what you're after. Pretty good grid otherwise. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Risk @ #51804: Nice one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen @ #51679: French? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen @ #51671: Ditto (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Stephen Cain @ #51813: Learn to Spell (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Brandon M @ #51755: Love the innuendo, at the start I thought "if that's the connection, what words will it accept in the box?" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51810: I think it should be in the hard category (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51805: While I was able to do it without actually knowing any German, now that I have seen the categories, the same applies as if it were in English: you can't use "numbers" AND "odd numbers" as categories. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51808: Interesting grid. I also find it interesting that sometimes your mind can ‘see’ what goes together even if you don’t know why. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #46080: Very good. I got all the groups bar Flu.rant. Just as Dogms commented, for some reason it was harder to figure. Maybe because there wasn’t an obvious ‘in’ word. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #46080: Very clever but JMT right (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51804: Just an easy one for the weekend. Surely done many times before but I’m just experimenting for now. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51783: wow. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51787: You are crushing it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51803: Easy one to start the day (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Me @ #51803: Lovely! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51799: Are you insane? Surely this is impossible. Please someone comment if they got this. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #51671: Childish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Noah Krieger @ #51759: people dont put 3/4 of those things on pancakes. seems too specific. i got it wrong for saying sugary spread (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Noah Krieger @ #51755: lol (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

evbou @ #519: this was cracked (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Soph @ #51780: Nice wall! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

help me @ #51671: awful (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dudeofcourse @ #51781: Made this grid, hope y'all enjoy it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51790: Thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51762: Type system? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

haywood @ #51790: excellent grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dances with Ferrets @ #51755: Ha ha ha! Very good ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51784: What on earth is this on about. In my world a roundel is a circular aircraft insignia. Google and my dictionary have no other definitions and none of the sets of 4 words are showing on Google. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51785: 👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #51459: Don’t think legal term applies to those words but they are things in a law court. Otherwise a likeable grid thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51787: 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51788: So you need to be a college attending dungeon and dragons playing artist with an interest in French cinema. That seems reasonable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Josh and Rich @ #51551: Well done. JR x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51785: nicely convoluted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51783: very clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51780: happy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51784: Fiendish [I mean it] (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #50349: Going back on some of your old ones St John. Love your novel ideas. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ugh @ #51755: what a boring grid for some hack material (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

TJ @ #8000: Should've guessed it's Welsh... (I knew it wasn't Klingon ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51767: Would never have thought of adding HIV Therapy to the rest of that group but you always learn something new on here. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51782: Had me there with Dijon. But it’s led me to watching a clip of Pat Mustard which is good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Loin El Richie @ #51755: That was bags of fun! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joanne @ #51755: I vote this the most entertaining grid so far. Good work! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51781: 👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51780: Fun. I got a couple of groups and some of the remainder. Surprisingly can-yay-west I didn’t see. Good idea 🙂 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

quodlibet @ #51755: I guess I've got a dirty mind... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51775: Thanks for the advice and encouragement everyone. I’ve amended the permitted answers James ( I tried to think of all possibilities but didn’t think of this obvious one ). I take your point about grids being harder than you think they’ll be Mister Tom. When I looked at the finished submitted grid I couldn’t even see the connections myself! I’d deliberately included the card connection James, even though in a different format to the others, so as to be less obvious but now realise I don’t need to be that devious. You were thinking Al Jolson St John, I was thinking Neil Diamond. Probably many on here too young for either 🙂 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Chloe @ #51775: Answers as they are at the moment don't include sewing machine in the "singers" quad - it duplicates Jazz. Fun nonetheless! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Will @ #51755: Well played. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51469: ............................................ (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

James @ #51775: Good first attempt. Just a couple of comments / suggestions: You might want to widen the permitted answers (I used the term "double acts", which wasn't accepted) The card connection was a little misleading as, if I undertand it correctly, it comes before whereas the others all come after. Keep up the good work! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51775: Age thing but I was thinking Al Jolson- I hope you enjoyed setting, keep going and you'll be hooked. The hardest thig is innovation, you are bound to take ideas from other grids, no worries. Mister Tom speaks true. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #51775: Good start ( i think- some of thebconnectionsni hadn't heard of). As for hard/ easy- this is fine and they dont all have to be the same anyway. It is rare that a grid gets better by adding obscurity, except as a " if you know this 1 clue you know the group" giveaway. Difficulty is a bit lile hofstadter's law: grids are usually harder than you think they will be as the setter, even if you know that this is the case. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51775: Same as 51774 ( entered twice by mistake ). More annotations in 51774 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51775: This is my first attempt so apologies if I’ve subconsciously drawn from other grids. Also don’t know if I’ve made it too awkward or difficult by trying to make it less obvious. Don’t annihilate me but advice welcome. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Harellie @ #41311: We love your emoji ones! 10/10 and great fun, thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51760: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51755: 🙄 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #51755: That made oi laarf 😉 Thanks for posting (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51754: Mystery bags, grey ghost lol - loved it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51753: enjoyed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51751: Oh for a pint or two of Boondoggle Mmmmm! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #51755: Appeal to 12 year olds (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #51751: Not to split hairs but Eowyn isn't a man. It is her whole thing. Good grid though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bert @ #40416: not sure how there's a colour in Scarlett Moffatt's surname ! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51748: fiendish, definitely fiendish wd (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51742: Quizaster? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51741: nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51738: satisfying (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

angon @ #16584: oh boy this one is FUN (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

angon @ #583: people forget that tape recorders had these buttons before DVDs. smh (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51753: Nice mix 👍 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

angon @ #23323: Nice one, should accepts fantasy lands as well as islands (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

count snackula @ #51755: very amusing (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51729: It still gets a thumbs up from me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51729: ...and PS, I think the mark for this effort is fair (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51729: Thanks for your feedback everyone, I enjoyed the idea when it came to me and apart from a mis-spell it had possibilities. It wasn't until I submitted and tried it out I saw the obvious problems you have pointed out, So all in all it's thanks and back to the drawing board :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Colmac @ #51751: Really, really good. Note to self: don’t forget to look for the hidden word! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Roy @ #51753: nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Roy @ #51755: nicely avoided the obvious ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #51751: Nice grid. And one of the few of yours, LittleQuill, that I’ve completed. Thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #46183: Amelia Earhart was also an aviation pioneer ( since you mentioned Whitehead and Phillips in your answers ). And since Armstrong could also be considered a transportation pioneer that could be the link for that group. I love the variety in your grids. Thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lockdown @ #51749: Tough but nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51743: I think the saxophone group needs to accept instruments. They're not distinctively "saxophone" enough to demand that precision. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #48865: Very satisfying (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51742: Nineteen seconds... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51736: Agree with Jarah. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #50457: Though absolutely valid, I find the ‘changing letters to find a link’ connections infuriating. I also think this puzzle could edge into fiendish in that you’re also finding words of different languages within words. All in all good but quite tricky. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51751: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51750: I agree with Noah. You’d have to have some damn comprehensive movie knowledge to even stand a chance of solving this. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51748: I should learn not to give up on these so easily as once they’re in groups the answers are sometimes quite straightforward. This was very good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51741: Good medium grid. Be good if it accepted a simple 1d as an answer but I don’t know what goes into submitting a grid and allowing variations on answers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Noah Krieger @ #51750: this puzzle isnt possible. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #44687: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hypatia @ #51707: Nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kiki @ #43898: transportation is misspelled as the answer (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

kiki @ #44687: explode isnt a synonym for explode, its the same word. same with invade/invasion. other than that good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51733: Very interesting! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51735: Nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51736: Lunch, play, bath, bed = the timeline of a toddler's life! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51738: Nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51729: I could see what you were doing but still found it fiendish! I think there is some definite marking down going around, would suggest one of your other monikers ; ) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jarah @ #51727: Fam, speak for yourself. I knew the quarks but the sitcoms stumped me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jarah @ #51736: You could also have "room" for the last one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jarah @ #51738: This was really great (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gavares @ #51735: Wow, this is probably the best puzzle this website has to offer. I definitely have no affiliation with the puzzle creator in any way. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jarah @ #51742: Probably the easiest I've ever done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

provolone @ #51737: he said it was garbage (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51737: First ever 3 thumbs 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51738: 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51739: 👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51742: Must admit the football players question threw me as I was looking for a more complex answer (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51741: 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #51400: Synonyms alone should be ok. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51729: I should add that I got all the groups ultimately but it was a bit of trial and error. The concept worked ok for me, for example putting Bhuzania and Tan together, but then there seemed to be three other possible pairings to go with that with only one accepted. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51729: Good ideas, but impossible to solve without being a mind-reader, as the pairings were arbitrary, and members of groups interchangeable. Also it should be Neau, for Nepal-Palau. I failed to get any group despite seeing the connections within seconds. The only logical solution I saw was to group Naau Vietibia Bhuzania United Kingindica together- as groups of smashed country pairings, Harroshead, Loncaster, Blackley Reddiff - as a group of smashed town/city pairs, Pal, Tan, Dom, Nam as the links between the countries, Car, Don, Gate, Burn, as the town links, as there was no reason to put Vietibia with United Kingindica, than Bhuzania or Naau, or any reason for Loncaster not to be paired with Blackley or Reddiff instead of Harroshead. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51447: half easy, half crazy tough (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51445: Never knew Buster Crabbe played Tarzan. Flash Gordon, Captain Gallant, Buck Rogers. those I recall (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DdDdDd @ #51724: I cant tell if I like or loathe the prefixes but i love the rest of them (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51439: The J in jmelb must be for Jude because there's more than a few choices that are quite obscure. Much more difficult than your usual, and your usuals are never easy. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51727: Types of quark. You either know it or you don’t. The rest was more everyday 🙂 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51728: Seemed like more of a medium to me, but then some mediums I find hard. All depends on your knowledge base I suppose. Sweets I’m good at. Thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51729: For example why couldn’t Bhuzania Tan Vietibia and Nam form a group? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51434: somewhere between eccentric and ridiculous. one group makes sense without question. the other 3 are borderine insane. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51729: Good idea St John. Couple of small typos with the spelling I think Naau - Neau Vietabia - Vietibia And it seems like you would have to have specific pairings for each group of four countries or cities to be accepted but no logical reason why a different group of four couldn’t be put together. Still fun trying to work it out though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51732: Easy except the song one. That is impossible. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51727: Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51730: I don’t recall a lantern as a monopoly piece? And awooga as a sound??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #35296: Ok but some easy rows (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kim Russell @ #51685: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kim Russell @ #51691: Domestic animals are pets! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kim Russell @ #51691: Domestic animals are oets! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Kim Russell @ #51695: Stationery is spelt incorrectly. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

scotts03 @ #51698: Have to give it a good rating on the LCD Soundsystem songs alone. I liked it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

David @ #51700: Personal care??? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

PA @ #51692: Close To Topic isnt a great connection (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #27808: Really clever and enjoyable (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bert @ #47382: they arent "microprocessor" trousers, they're CPU trousers - standing for Combat Patrol Uniform !! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lockdown @ #51711: Nice ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tracey @ #51706: Heal should be spelled Heel if you're referring to a part of the foot (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #51688: Commander, Metropolitan and City of London only (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SM @ #51696: multiples of 2 is right too for 2 4 6 8 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lockdown @ #51688: Nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lockdown @ #51706: Still nice though TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

. @ #51706: Heel (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51687: Out of interest, how many people get these? I sometimes run them just to see the answers. Just curious. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51701: Another good one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51703: Nice and straightforward with a few crossovers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

jeff @ #51191: Good, but very easy. Maybe add some crossovers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Saxophones @ #51429: Saxophones aren't brass instruments. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lockdown @ #51687: Nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51701: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lockdown @ #51701: Nice TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hypatia @ #51613: Bad :( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nick @ #51702: this is an actual nightmare (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Israel @ #51702: I love how there are 9 Minecraft animals (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cx @ #33026: Ok so i did get 10/10 but like, minute is a measurment of time, times is another annagram. seems a bit cheap to have these false correct answers... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

david A garcia @ #51613: But...I mean it's a "Grid of the Day", so you must all be wrong. The voting algorithm or the High Adjudicator or whatever never makes a mistake. Fools!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Luna @ #51429: Saxophones are woodwinds because they create sound with a reed (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

rainbowC @ #35101: great red herring there (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51644: Please correct 'Abanddon' to 'Abaddon'. I thoughts the misspelling was deliberate, to hide a word in there, or so it could be an anagram, and I lost time trying to work it out, and wasted more time trying to sort out the devil group while excluding it because 'Abanddon' isn't a name for the devil. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Priyank @ #45075: omg this is the bestest grid ever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51663: Oliver was a bit abstruse maybe? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51663: 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51671: 👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51672: Not bad but a few dodgy answers especially pac-man (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51673: 👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51676: Kicking myself that I missed the linear algebra question. Need an engineering degree perhaps. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

name @ #51644: Abaddon will eat your soul for misspelling his name (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51677: Two decent sets but where did thunder head and cup head come from. Apart from that not too bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

name @ #51682: WTF is ace attorney (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Adam @ #51349: The fact that "not interesting" was an invalid clue for uninteresting is a bit saddening, but otherwise a good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51681: Quite good 😊 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

AB @ #51682: Of all the adjectives for hair you use knotted. Really?? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Israel @ #51682: Really good! I would just recommend using more linking words because I put in lengths for the Units of lengths and it didn't count. Other than that good puzzle! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

hola como estas @ #51681: worse than fiendish (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51405: Touchdowns only end games on occasion. Knots??? Forrest Gump was a real stretch as to clues I am with AB (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51388: Niche (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MK @ #51672: I think you can switch War and Battle and it would still be a legit solution. Also Craft and Pac-Man? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Magwitch @ #51613: Not really, no. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tom @ #24159: Outstanding, you are so clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51667: You could swap Berry and/or Bird with Flag and/or Magic, likewise Hot and/or Eye with Dwarf and/or Wine. So not a valid grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51663: Nice and straightforward. Thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51667: Nice ideas, but you need to change most of the items in the groups for it to work. There are too many to mention that can be swapped between groups, and there's only meant to be one valid solution, otherwise to sort any of the groups, we're relying on pure luck or clairvoyance, rather than knowledge and logic. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OMSB @ #41975: Wowser (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Matt @ #51660: Represented by X - inspired! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51660: Brilliant (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51660: I'm X I fell for three herrings. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bingo Little @ #51274: Nice grid. On a very small point: The connection is the last word of play titles not, as stated, the last word of the plays. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OMSB @ #51663: lovely, was singing the final song thinking it was, then dismissing it, only,..well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jaaaa @ #51644: Abaddon is spelled incorrectly (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OMSB @ #51660: I'm cross I fell for your herring (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51661: Easy but sound ( apart from Quizaster’s comment ) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #1720: I liked this. More than just word games. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51644: Blimmin’ video games (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51648: Really didn’t get this apart from half a notion of the Monsters Inc group. What is the Jimin group connection? Further explanation in the answers is always a much appreciated addition. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

NevaKnows @ #51613: half these words totally dont matchup tbh (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

hi @ #51613: rigged from the start (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ant @ #51668: A little bit of guess what I'm thinking :( (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Tbone @ #51667: not unique groups. You can swap options between groups, meaning you can't work it out by logic on your last 3 lives and need to take guesses. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anastase @ #51346: Excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51362: overall, pretty Po' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

d @ #51591: nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51346: If the last of my 5 years of Latin classes wasn't 50 years ago, I might have had a prayer. Very very well done. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

d @ #51618: You need to work on your answer acceptance my dude. I can shrug a few off here or there, but for three whole categories perfectly reasonable and anticipatable answers were rejected. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51345: again, bat detector ????? batter's box, yes. perhaps a regional variant? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

d @ #51580: I thought the dog in back to the future was copernicus? Great grid all the same (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

rainbowC @ #1720: I spelled Dr. Seuss correctly but it didn't accept it... it's spelled incorrectly in the answer. just fyi. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Johnny @ #51660: Very fiendish!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51661: Light can swap with Sale and still be correct. Flash Sale Firelight (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Colmac @ #51635: Really good. But what is ‘Only Connect’? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51655: That's WINDY Miller! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51657: V.good. Tricky, but it all made sense eventually. I ran out of time twice so started again, and nearly didn't manage it the third time Mrs McGinty seemed like the big clue for the first group I solved. For the final (for me) group, which I didn't solve, I spotted the link because of Edwin Drood, and that jogged my memory about another item in that group, so I had a guess. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

barry womble @ #51647: Cunning. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Bennett @ #51580: Stumped at the grid and when I saw the groupings I slapped my forehead. Good red herrings, excellent work (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Anastase @ #51641: Tough one. Good grid ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen @ #51613: Smart? Ironic! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OMSB @ #51642: "racecar" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ant @ #51640: Very nice, thank you (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

YOUR MOTHER @ #34868: BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN FLINT MICHIGAN (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #15862: very good, very sneaky wd ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

YOUR MOTHER @ #33718: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

YOUR MOTHER @ #2507: INSECTS (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

YOUR MOTHER @ #15862: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Frankie @ #51596: Funny 😁 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51572: Never seen 007 but bird authors - interesting. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51576: I think there are younger ones at the moment, true. But even if i give you 5 stars, it doesn't seem to b e reflected in your overall score. I have been experimenting but whatever I put - makes no difference! Weird. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51572: you cannot mean JB? surely (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51572: you cannot mean JB? surely (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

St John @ #51576: @Jmelb,and vice versa. Tried other names but seems to be the same. Maybe I'm slipping or the current audience is younger and less likely to get, understand or appreciate [for want of a better term] the grids I post. Cannot do overly tech stuff, vid games, comic books, grunge bands etc. OMSB [Old Man Still Breathing] :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51578: Enjoyable TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51572: Super & I learnt something too, TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51576: Also good (though I don't know cribbage). Thought the intoned line was less than your usual excellent standard. btw I have long felt that my scores do not get reflected in your stars-hmm (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51577: I've heard of it. Very good! TY (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51580: Enjoyable ty (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51600: Really good, but please correct 'escelator' to escalator. I thought it was deliberate, and wasted about a minute searching for a hidden word in there that was created by the misspelling, and looking for other misspelled words to go with it. In the end, the 'Escelator' group was the one I didn't sort out, but once it was collated, the link was obvious. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51596: Kids one maybe? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Horse @ #51608: It is Cummerbund, not cumberband. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Helen @ #51576: Is that an American thing? We'd call them pegs or markers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Freddgar @ #51607: Very good, nice mix of subjects and at least one red herring 10s all round Thanks for posting (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51613: About those words that all mean "smart"... They don't. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joseph @ #51609: gay (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nick Scott @ #51611: this SUCKS! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

david A garcia @ #51574: Average minds think alike, too, and in greater numbers. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Israel @ #47902: I love you Mrs. R, you make the best grids ever you are my favorite person ever. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Compatchelli @ #51597: So corny that got my ear....I mean eye (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51607: Excellent grid. I got 10/10, despite falling for the Audi herring, and I'm feeling very pleased with myself! Perga, indeed... smh. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51600: As above - also, "accompLICE" is spelt wrong in the answers - accompLCIE. Otherwise, good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Coked Up @ #51579: Good one. Just a shame I got my fannies mixed up with my dicks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Taylor @ #51589: ha ha im kind of Evil :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jarah @ #51600: Good grid. Some problems are: 1. Escalator is spelt with an "a". 2. All the insects are in the singular : "fly", "bee", moth". But "lice" is the plural. It should be "louse". (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AB @ #51583: Very clever 👍🏻👍🏻 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nikki @ #51597: As a Nebraskan, I salute you. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bilby @ #51597: tricky and fun :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AB @ #51589: 👎🏻 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51577: Never heard of Donnybrook. It must be American slang that hasn't made it over here yet. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

POOKMAN6 @ #51584: Don't know why that said Comment! Cheers all (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Comment @ #51584: Whoops. All corrected. Ten thousand thanks. Must have been annoying, that one. Sorry all (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51584: One thousand isn't the square of one hundred, that's ten thousand (the square root of a thousand is 31.6227766017) as I only knew three of the four, and no way to know that one of those was wrongly calculated in the grid, there was no way to get the connection in the final group (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51584: In fact I think you can answer it either way. Maybe you just need to be consistent. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51584: Steve, I think the answers are given in the format of what has been done to the original to get to the new grid entry, hence multiply by 3 is correct. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

steve @ #51584: yes, 10000 years of solitude, and *divide* by three - not multiply (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51584: liked it, however mine freezes on the last line . ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51577: disagree, be too easy to have just four names plus it would spoil red herrings for two other lines. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51584: Novel grid. But I think it should be Ten Thousand Years of Solitude. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Comment @ #51583: Only just got the overall connection ha ha! Tired eyes man. Makes the grid even sweeter (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Comment @ #51583: Enjoyed that, TY and 5* (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51577: Bar flies is ridiculously obscure. Maybe if you had used surnames? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51579: have you seen the Allen episode where a member of the audience fell asleep, the theatre emptied but Allen kept filming, (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51578: 4/10 but happy with that [Kahlo] and [finest] but good for all that ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51579: 7/10 good one - I was not precise enough ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51580: fluttery stuff ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51580: good grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51582: very good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51583: Brilliant. Finished with 10 seconds to spare. G, R, I, D - Genius. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51576: Spillikins are small pegs used as markers to keep score in the board (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

scotts03 @ #51582: Accidentally posted this under UK and can’t edit the location- should still be able to be solved. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

OMSB @ #51583: It's a GRID (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

mateo @ #51571: Roi is not spanish for king, its rey Roi is french for king :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

EthelQ @ #51556: Quick and satisfying (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51260: Far below your usual in quality. Really, severely reached for these. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51259: Cone. You have ace already. That's a one pointer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Hel@1hw.org @ #51576: Never heard spillkins as a cribbage term. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51252: Greek seems a real reach for the art group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #51546: I did not know about scanties! Well thank you I've learned something new. can edit it, even better. Ab- This is one of the more famous speeches from Shakespeare, it isn't particularly obscure IMO. I hope shorts arent either :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51238: Well I thought it as OK! Ignore bigz (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51242: Please expand or modify your accepted solutions. They are too restrictive. The Dickens group was outstanding. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51238: Cow, Horse, Dog, Bird, and Cat can also be followed by the same 4 letter word that can precede List. And that little word perfectly describes the quality of this exercise. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Michael @ #51548: I fell for your dab, if it's any consolation :) Nice grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Michael @ #51556: Enjoyed this! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51574: either great minds think alike, or, running out of ideas after 50,000+ grids :-) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51571: very good, tough [for me] to unravel in time. ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51556: Just the right amount of thinking required on a sunny afternoon. Thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51564: So much more challenging in this format. Very clever. Too clever for me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Superrodan @ #51485: Just a quick note, the nut category did not accept "nut" as a correct answer. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Anastase @ #51564: I liked yours. I may use Quasimodo in a future grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51524: you worked hard for this wd ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51548: No I didn't - sorry missed that. the esiotort was the way in for me, which I think is only fair unless you want to be truly fiendish. I try to always give an "in". I want people to solve the wall - eventually anyway (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51543: very good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51548: Did you spot my use of a dab as a red herring? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51544: fiendish but excellent (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51545: Back to Listen With Mother ty (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51548: Good use of Tar - liked that (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51553: Tough one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51567: Sorry JBW but you got it anyway, grid now amended thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

St John @ #51564: very good, better than mine #51413 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51567: Not bad, if a little too challenging for me. However, I did solve one line, "People with sweets, candy, chocolate connection" - and yet "chocolate" is not an acceptable answer! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #50095: Completely lost on Weaslies and utopias (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51555: good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51557: good (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51556: I was banking on something else, nice (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

jim @ #51349: The "boring" clue/answer was the only let down. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

jim @ #51551: A bit easy but fun. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Stephen Toyshop @ #51349: Not enough crossovers or red herrings. Way too easy (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51553: Absolutely a hard or fiendish for me (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51565: Medium is just fine ( for me anyway ) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dgms @ #51565: @dagoba I spotted a fairly obscure possible swap between groups, and just after you posted. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dagoba @ #51565: Nice and easy - some red herrings, but no actual swappable answers I noticed. Maybe it should be an easy, instead of a medium. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Isabelle @ #51558: (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51551: I got it! Suitably confusing wall to begin with. Great. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jimdas @ #51467: Tricky with the anagrams, good one (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

steve @ #51560: 122 is not a multiple of 11... (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

spoon @ #33368: Great puzzle (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dogma @ #51512: @infirmantxgirl. The colours of the groups aren't consistent for every solver. My green group was the Iago one. I got 7/10, but will give myself 10/10, because I think 'mediaeval church monstrosity religion' is good enough for that group of horrors. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dogma @ #51513: Piquet and picket aren't homophones, or even near homophones, as the Peake, Peak, peke, pique group are. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51544: Good grid, thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dogma @ #51541: Nice. Butchers really had me confused. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51553: This is harder than Medium! Should be Fiendish or at least Hard. Good grid though. TY. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dogma @ #51546: And think all the Tarot group are also associated with Freemasonry. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

dogma @ #51546: Nice ideas, and very challenging, but it falls down because there's at least one direct swap that can made between groups. Scanty and Short can both be synonyms for brief, or half an item/pair of clothing (scanties is slang for knickers), so there's more than one possible valid solution to the grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Victoria Coren-Mitchell @ #51539: Oof (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Victoria Coren-Mitchell @ #51551: Loved the wall. Blertimore Footbirts portect you home (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Matthew Deutsch @ #51536: Loved the wall. Blertimore Footbirts portect you home (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

AB @ #51540: Oliver Hardy was American (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #51291: Things that you bake are called cakes but cake by the ocean is a new one to me. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Ab @ #51546: Obscure to say the least 👎🏻👎🏻 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #51276: Think that should be “astronomical “ but I do agree. Also the milk producers are more accurately dairy companies as they make much more than milk. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

spoon @ #36441: It doesn't take "st" for st. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tony Bliar @ #42446: Theyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy're Great!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Bill @ #51078: I typed "salad" for tuna beans soda and paint and got it right (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

jokesdepartment @ #30596: Not a very good puzzle seeing as Phoenix could also fit for harry potter meaing there is no clear and logical answer for picking the other four over that one. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

JBW @ #51509: I was going to say that "siver" is not a word, but I checked, and it is... Siver: noun Scottish. a street drain or the grating over it. a street gutter. Probably not what was intended. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

scotts03 @ #51431: Staph infection, not staff. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nighteyes @ #51288: However, a good grid is one where one could, in principle, get all 10 points, and after revealing the answers, do a face-slap for not seeing them. I doubt anybody would ever get even half of these. For example, at first sight, mia, jen, and sky just don't obviously stand out as girls names. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

DdDdDd @ #51495: Loved it! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

david A garcia @ #51495: I was gonna quibble with "astrological signs" not being accepted, but you redeemed yourself with "urinal cake". LOL! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Nigella @ #51222: I have to disagree, it does all work, it is very much possible, certainly not lazy and for you bigz all the answers have been added, up to you if you want to check (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51015: 👍 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51528: Aha. Thanks Odo. Perfect grid (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51222: Crazygang not an English word. Gingang, God knows. Kipper tie and cuptie ???????????????????????????????????????????????????? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Odo @ #51528: mewl (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51528: Mule?? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51246: agree with TMW. Such an archaeic term. The middle letter extraction is unique. I didn't like it, but you were thinking very fiendishly. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

bigz @ #51244: the stones group is easy to put together but is out of sync with the reason behind it. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Odo @ #51528: sorted (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

informantxgirl @ #51528: Having "Santa" in the secret group makes no sense, since the others are all book titles. That doesn't make a group. It would've made more sense to have something like "of Nimh". Also, "etc." has a period. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

FraserMc @ #51526: pls correct snog for song in answers (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51481: Thanks Quizaster. I stand corrected. What else have I been wrong about all my life?! Thanks. Good grid. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

David @ #51467: It was fun trying, but the Atlantic culture gap did for me on this (different spelling of a metal, and a show I hadn't heard of which isn't broadcast in the UK). Fun trying to unpick it, though: thanks. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Helen Bach @ #51513: I actually don't mind the Charles Laughton connection. But Piquet and Picket (or Pickett) are not homophones, and that group is a right old hotch-potch, as is the "pique" group. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Odo @ #51522: *for film buffs* (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Skeats @ #51130: Great grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Skeats @ #51130: Great grid! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Quizaster @ #51481: Fruit & Nut is 100% definitely almond. It's Whole Nut that contains hazelnut. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Easypeasy @ #30437: 10/10 the tennis explanation took me a while. Lots of misdirection this one is good! Adding to the lols at the old ppl not knowing nba is watched globally and common knowledge these days. (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51130: The minute someone mentions “Racecar” I can eliminate one group and get a head start on the grid! :) (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Dances with Ferrets @ #51130: Aaaagghh!! The minute "Racecar" appears, you know it's another round of palindromes! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51513: The card game group doesn’t really work because of the different spellings and pronunciations and the small dog group is a bit iffy in my opinion. I looked up the answer for the Quasimodo group but couldn’t see references to the other entries in that group. Could you explain it. Thanks. Got the Drake group 😄 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51513: Okay, found the other references for Laughton now but this is ‘pretty’ specialist knowledge (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Fam @ #51513: The card game group doesn’t really work because of the different spellings and pronunciations and the small dog group is a bit iffy in my opinion. I looked up the answer for the Quasimodo group but couldn’t see references to the other entries in that group. Could you explain it. Thanks. Got the Drake group 😄 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51506: give a point for beer! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51511: Ooh, that's piqued my curiosity!! (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51512: carjack etc? They are blended words (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tom @ #49285: A clever, distinctive and novel approach, thanks (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Jmelb @ #51512: Sorry, not sure what the green group is? (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Tilly @