Did you type a connection that was correct but not get the points you deserved? If so, sorry. The system isn't perfect. Do give yourself the extra points mentally. (There's probably no need to comment about this, unless it's constructive.)
lorna: Also- poor excuse- I tend to use clue length as camouflage otherwise the hidden words stand out a mile. Rule of thumb for my grids is: if there's a lot of reading, look for hidden words first! (5 days, 8 hours ago)
lorna: yeah- it wasn't meant to be a suffix/ prefix type of line, more another cryptic. Maybe that didn't come across. Re length of clues, it depends on how strict you are about time. I feel no shame in having second goes at tough grids, as long as I enjoy them! Some people do care about scores, so I take your point. Ta! (5 days, 8 hours ago)
Darksky: I think Daz means you had Art at the beginning and the end, even though you 'suggested' that wasn't the right approach on another grid :-) I really liked the 'Seat' clue btw.
Also, the groups and ideas are great, but sometimes too much time is required to re-read the longer clues when searching for the rest of a group once the link is known. (5 days, 9 hours ago)
lorna: Hi Daz thanks for commenting- could you explain what you mean? (5 days, 9 hours ago)
Daz: Very tough and not too bad, although the Art one wasnt done correctly. 3/4 (5 days, 10 hours ago)