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Mister Tom @ #26406: Bold! and cheeky with it (10 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26417: Small error just spotted in the answers: should be Saint Joan not Joan of Arc . Apologies! Shouldn’t matter to the solution. (12 minutes ago)

arnav @ #22433: terrible (20 minutes ago)

Sir Digby Chicken @ #26409: Utter dross, I've scooped better turds out of the bog. MOVE ON (20 minutes ago)

arnav @ #22433: edi is wrong this is garbage would not play again shut up edi (20 minutes ago)

Not Another One! @ #26409: If you really want to show off, you should try using your brain rather than looking the answers up! (21 minutes ago)

arnav @ #22737: this is terrible would not recommend (23 minutes ago)

poto9 @ #3457: very enjoyable and satisfying to solve!!!" (29 minutes ago)

poto9 @ #3456: yes very good (30 minutes ago)

? @ #26409: A giraffe - what you're having. (36 minutes ago)

poto9 @ #1: Yes very good. Fun to imagine that this is the first one ever! (43 minutes ago)

Est @ #26413: Tricky grid! Well done! (47 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26410: Very good (52 minutes ago)

Verr @ #26344: Sour hour and Nappy cream. These connections one solution do not make. (59 minutes ago)

Gaz @ #26406: Great to see Polari (1 hour, 37 minutes ago)

Cazlyn @ #26284: v good quiz. The 70's groups didn't fool me nor did the fictitious prisons Ha! The Harry potter clues have been done to death so they were easy to spot. (2 hours, 55 minutes ago)

:-) @ #26400: Great grid. I had Howard Jones instead of Haddaway. (2 hours, 59 minutes ago)

Cazlyn @ #26315: good quiz but I spent too much time finding the American states I ran out of time (3 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Amaryllis @ #26406: Kenneth Williams would have called this ‘fantabulosa’... (4 hours, 42 minutes ago)

dmk1965 @ #26401: Good grid although the bonnet group was a little obscure for me...not heard of the term War Bonnet and Graham was a rather obscure reference to a rock singer from the 80's who I was aware of but wasn't expecting to see references in here (5 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Nb @ #26310: Some nice sets. Let down by the solution not being unique. Death and red can be swapped. (6 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Goneril @ #26400: Yesss! (11 hours, 2 minutes ago)

Mo @ #1498: 👍 (12 hours, 1 minute ago)

Bemused obs @ #26406: Brilliant. A very satisfying grid, Kenneth Williams would be in his element! (13 hours, 27 minutes ago)

lorna @ #26406: you're doing so well! (13 hours, 37 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26406: Thank you Floreat! I really enjoyed putting this one together. (13 hours, 45 minutes ago)

lorna @ #26400: right up my street a rare 5 * but not hard (13 hours, 48 minutes ago)

Floreat @ #26406: Really enjoyed this one. Very well put together how some of the clues in other connecting groups helped inspire the right connections for other groups without giving them away too easily. (13 hours, 57 minutes ago)

Eleanor @ #26400: brilliant (14 hours, 26 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26400: Loved this grid - well done! (14 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Rodger @ #26178: Phew - hardest grid I've attempted. Groups pretty obscure. Should rate fiendish ? (14 hours, 41 minutes ago)

ConnectFour @ #26400: Great Grid! (15 hours, 24 minutes ago)

Rodger @ #26181: Elegant grid ! Not hard once you suss the pattern, but enjoyable. (15 hours, 24 minutes ago)

Bemused obs @ #26397: Very nice, enjoyed that (15 hours, 30 minutes ago)

Floreat @ #26397: Really good use of crossovers (15 hours, 33 minutes ago)

Floreat @ #26393: An interesting grid. Good range of conecting groups. (15 hours, 40 minutes ago)

JoJo @ #26405: really fun (15 hours, 59 minutes ago)

Mister Tom @ #26394: Couldnt see it for the trees I'm afraid... (16 hours, 21 minutes ago)

cb @ #26402: Nice, keepitupgottacompetewithLorna. (16 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Lush @ #26397: I had all the categories except ‘baked’ and that really messed it up for me - well done. (17 hours, 31 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26402: Nicely done. Just need to expand to allow answers (eg card suits). Cheers! (18 hours, 33 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26401: Very good. Harder than it looked at first. Drove me crackers!😀 (18 hours, 36 minutes ago)

Verr @ #26342: Your palindrome is just a little more famous than was three minutes ago. Well done. (19 hours, 10 minutes ago)

Verr @ #26341: Cars got me, great connection (19 hours, 16 minutes ago)

Jonboy @ #26382: Nice one, thanks (19 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Jonboy @ #26396: Good grid, thanks. Learned something (Mad rulers) (19 hours, 49 minutes ago)

WIZ @ #26397: Well it would have been easy...but those crossovers! (19 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Esq @ #26394: Very good, made me groan (19 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Jonboy @ #26388: Easy but nice, thanks (20 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26394: Nice one, thanks (20 hours, 3 minutes ago)

James @ #26394: It didn't accept "wood"for the first connection. Otherwise, it is a very good grid. (20 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26397: Fun grid - cheers (20 hours, 9 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26393: Good one (20 hours, 11 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26396: Good one (20 hours, 20 minutes ago)

Joe @ #26370: Rubbish (20 hours, 20 minutes ago)

Goneril @ #26370: Agree entirely with Lorna about 'blankety' but I'm struggling with 'rounded.' Not sure that one adds anything, or fits the group. Maybe 'moss-covered' instead, for a revolting crossover with the wisdom group? (20 hours, 38 minutes ago)

Gerry @ #204: It's Dalmatian, not Dalmation... that had me scratching my head for a while! :-) (20 hours, 47 minutes ago)

Goneril @ #26375: Brilliant. I love your walls. (20 hours, 50 minutes ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26370: Tricky, but fun. (20 hours, 51 minutes ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26369: Entertaining. (20 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Lush @ #26388: Missed the Coldplay section. 👍🏻 (21 hours, 3 minutes ago)

Esq @ #26393: Fun (21 hours, 4 minutes ago)

Lush @ #26393: Enjoyed this one as not trying to be too clever and enough of a challenge. (21 hours, 8 minutes ago)

RexCody @ #26385: Long Bailey is a bit of a strech as its a persons name and a person who is enjoying current but unlikely longstanding popularity/ press coverage. Calling Thales of miletus an inventor in the same sense as the others in that group seems out of place. The islands categorie was really good! (22 hours, 17 minutes ago)

Floreat @ #26378: Works really well. (22 hours, 45 minutes ago)

Caz2 @ #1200: You mean stream, not stream in line 4 (22 hours, 56 minutes ago)

Jahn @ #26383: Don’t worry Ian YNWA (23 hours, 23 minutes ago)

Ian @ #26383: A Koppite for over 40 years and that's the one link I missed :-) Nice grid though, thanks (1 day ago)

Malvern Jan @ #583: Need tape in the STOP/PAUSE/PLAY/EJECT as well. (1 day ago)

GG @ #26387: Poor show!! (1 day ago)

Floreat @ #26375: A very classic wall- different types of connections, none too hard none too easy with a few good red herrings. (1 day ago)

Gray @ #26380: Very challenging - but had to hunt for the common factors. (1 day ago)

Jahn @ #26388: Nice one (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Jahn @ #26383: Thank you TooCleverByHalf - can’t believe I’ve never noticed that! (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Gaz @ #26387: Angled is NOT an anagram of England! (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Bagsy33 @ #26379: Straightforward for TV addicts - nice grid though (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Bagsy33 @ #26380: Very good - clever and challenging. Thanks (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Bagsy33 @ #26382: Nice grid - not sure about Bum though - maybe if you are a Beavis and Butthead fan lol (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Est @ #26383: Tricky grid! I liked it. (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Me @ #26385: Excellent. Lots of red herrings! Well done (1 day, 2 hours ago)

Pedant @ #26383: * purple (1 day, 3 hours ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26383: The pure group is always the second group to be solved and can therefore change depending on the order you solve the grid. (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Super Brad @ #26373: Shockingly bad, shame on you (1 day, 4 hours ago)

JoBettany @ #9875: Precipitation not water! (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Goneril @ #26357: Easy but tons of fun! (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26383: Damn, I’ve just spotted a spelling typo in the purple group answer. Shouldn’t matter: you’ll know what it is meant to say. This is the fault of predictive text (and me not checking and overriding it). Pity we can’t edit! (1 day, 12 hours ago)

Floreat @ #26359: Let down by the 'most popular baby names' category. Grid very specific to current year. Otherwise great. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Floreat @ #26357: I think having authors and children's authors as separate connections on the same grid is a little tedious. (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Jahn @ #24637: Fun grid (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Jahn @ #24021: I really enjoyed this grid - cheers. However, as I’ve just been schooled in the difference between crossovers and the non-unique, I could point out that Stuart and Penny are interchangeable. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Est @ #26379: Thank you, Jahn (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Est @ #24637: Great grid! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26380: Grateful for all the help I can get. Grid setting is harder than it looks!😀 (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Est @ #24021: I enjoyed this grid. Thank you. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26379: Easy - but fun. Nice subject (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Est @ #19699: I liked this grid. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Est @ #26379: Ah well my first grid was said to be too hard and this one too easy. Maybe it'll be 3rd time lucky? (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26381: 16 seconds to spare. Somehow just saw the Vole group with 12 boxes still to match. Hard to explain how that happens, but very satisfying. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

lorna @ #26358: Well, eight? (1 day, 15 hours ago)

lorna @ #26358: Only the one English one though! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26379: I was slow then at 22 seconds. So easy if you are of my generation. TGL is an all time favourite show. (1 day, 15 hours ago)

lorna @ #26380: Awwwww, thanks. hope you didn't mind be chipping in on the red herring chat- probably made it more confusing! Well done for the re- submission- a lot of work! It's all a learning curve :) (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Fisty @ #26370: Fire blank is tenuous (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26380: Excellent. Devilish, but excellent! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

lorna @ #26358: I also found this: Harald "Upright" Gormsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Gormsson; Danish: Harald Uåpstand Gormsen, died c. 985/86) was a king of Denmark and Norway. He was famed for standing in a corner until his enemies got embarrassed and left. The upright vacuum cleaner is named in his honour. I hope this is helpful ;) (1 day, 15 hours ago)

lorna @ #26379: I quite liked it but it only took 10 seconds! I normally find all name grids impenetrable. Nice idea (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Rodger @ #26360: Have to google Glow... Or is it GLOW ? Tough one powerKat ! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Rodger @ #26360: Have to google Glow... Or is it GLOW ? Tough one powerKat ! (1 day, 15 hours ago)

ferguspuskas @ #23951: last group weak (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Est @ #26314: Liked this grid. Well done! (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Est @ #26351: Nice grid. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Rodger @ #26363: Tough one - very specialised ! (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26373: Cheers! (1 day, 16 hours ago)

ferguspuskas @ #24596: red and blue groups too esoteric (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #26345: Okay Lorna, I'll give it to you, jelly legs. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26378: good effort! (1 day, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26373: ferguspuskas- it's a secret cryptic message- famous 5 presidents rainbow balls? (1 day, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26299: For Verr, by way of explanation (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #26302: Fork you shirtbag. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26358: Are you referring to king Dyson of Lichtenstein 1492-1588? Or Dyson King of Prussia? The former succeeded both his father and his brother as they were the same person. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #26145: Sandy B's my bae, jelly legs. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Giggsy @ #26130: Your face ends in disappointment, jelly legs. (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26378: Fixed it! 🤞 (1 day, 17 hours ago)

ferguspuskas @ #26373: I'm assuming the answer given to the last group is not a comment but a reference to snooker? (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26299: Copper Age definition is the aeneolithic age. (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26377: Really liked the contextual camouflaging on the wind homograph. Excellent work- shame about non unique solution- as I've said before it's such an easy mistake to make. Excellent effort, nonetheless, intelligently done. Such a ball ache that we can't edit these! (1 day, 17 hours ago)

DanC @ #26376: Dammit I'm Mad, I did't get a point for palindrome (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26373: Nice one BinDipper. Simple* way to explain- if a clue can travel from group A to group B but not be replaced from B back to A, it is a red herring and fine. If a clue can swap from A to B and another back from B to A, so that the two interchange, that is not a unique solution and the grid is invalid. In other words, travelling in one direction is ok, but not back again. Easiest way is to cycle the crossovers eg. A goes to B but not back, similarly B to C, C to D and D to A *(Well, a way to explain, anyway!) I have made a non unique grid myself recently- it is an easy mistake to make, usually due to last minute changes that aren't thought through, but once you know the mechanisms you can at least try to avoid them (doesn't always work!) Best of luck XX (1 day, 17 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26373: Not a piss take - just easier to show rather than tell :-) (1 day, 17 hours ago)

DanC @ #26377: **Spoiler alert** realised this is not a unique solution as Milk and House can fit both Acid and Snake groups. Sorry :-( (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Smolenkoy @ #26344: Too many baby related words, impossible (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26370: Blankety was a crafty one- it works at a stretch but you need a sense of humour! The question I always ask of stretchy clues or little errors is- did it interfere with play? Could you still get the group? Does it add anything? For me the answers were no, I got it, and yes it made it fun, less boring and quite funny. And it got people talking! :) (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26373: Now you’re just taking the piss 🤣 (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26369: good (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26368: very good, hard work but worth persevering! (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26332: Got it now, thanks! Though your new grid is taking the piss 😉😂 (1 day, 17 hours ago)

WIZ @ #26376: In the blue group it depends on the kind of glass water and possibly air! And I isn't blind,to quote you! (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26358: Thank you! That is a very helpful explanation BinDipper. I was very confused by the wrong example from Jonboy of Henry VIII and John (maybe he was thinking of Prince Arthur perhaps?). But yes, I can see there are lots of monarchs who succeeded their fathers which spoils the picture. Will try harder next time!😀 (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Trev @ #26376: Answers could include the term palindrome and suits for the cards (1 day, 17 hours ago)

WIZ @ #26373: Oops,learning needs!ihave them too? (1 day, 17 hours ago)

WIZ @ #26373: Excluding severe leaning needs, the only explanation is an old fashioned piss-take after all. (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Diver @ #26375: Gnarly (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #96: good grid (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #7380: good puzzle (1 day, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26345: at least 4 crossovers, that's pretty standard for a trad grid? (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Ade @ #26343: Nice grid and somewhat easier than many of your others. Also a much better band - well, more fun anyway. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26373: *Who'd* (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26373: Oh do you know what? I've just done this puzzle and it doesn't have a unique solution. Who's have thought? (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Rossco @ #12364: Enjoyable wall, good crossovers and not too difficult. Misses was a nice touch. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26373: FFS - will you use what little common sense you've been given. Of course it is! (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26370: Not bad, but ‘blankety’ doesn’t have that meaning. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Trench Rat @ #26373: I mean. It's kinda crap. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26373: They're just red herrings Rossco - like on the programme. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Rossco @ #26373: No unique solution, 2 of the rainbow colours can fit in the snooker ball group and vice versa. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26373: Jahn - See ... blue, green, yellow, red - interchange to your heart's content. There isn't a unique solution. It's a duff grid. (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Keir H @ #26370: Spoiler! (1 day, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26332: I've had a go at explaining on your Kings puzzle Jahn. Bu all the grids you see on Only Connect have a unique solution (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Ade @ #26342: Nice (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Ade @ #26342: (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Ade @ #26342: Nice (1 day, 19 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26358: The example Jonboy gives though isn't a good one. Henry VIII and John aren't swappable. But the chances of a unique grid with 16 things of the same type are slim. (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Ade @ #26339: I do indeed hate that group (U2, not the grid) (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Anon @ #18141: No problem with the flags group as (from what we can actually read, without India's Blue) they are colours of EU country flags. (1 day, 19 hours ago)

WIz @ #26332: It is confusing but the red herrings can only move one way and not swap . (1 day, 19 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26358: All grids should have a unique solution Jahn - so there is only one way they can be put together for all the links to be accurate. probably the most common flaw for us bumbling amateurs is to feck up this crucial requirement. Red herrings are what make it a puzzle beyond just simple knowledge. But let's say there are the names of 5 Kings on the grid - 4 fall into the Kings of England link; the other into "They're all names of vacuum cleaners." That's great. But if one of the kings that you have in your King group is ALSO the name of a vac, ie. so there are 2 vacs with kingly names, then you have a faulty grid. Those two names can be swapped around. You have a non-unique solution. (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26332: Why do some people have a problem with ‘non-unique’? Also known as crossovers. They are there deliberately. To make the grid more challenging. Like in the programme!!! (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Anon @ #18126: Good idea but plenty of crossovers possible meaning no unique solution. (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26358: I don’t get this ‘non unique’ answer business. Isn’t that the same as crossovers? Surely a good grid has lots of these! Of course that makes the grid harder, which some people don’t like. (1 day, 19 hours ago)

Esq @ #26370: I went blank (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Anna gram @ #26368: Many apologies- spelling error- should be Gun Store. (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Ian @ #26355: Not convinced with ‘thou’ either :( (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Ian @ #26355: So I’ll take ‘rich people’ and ‘starships’ as correct answers, even though they weren’t accepted (1 day, 21 hours ago)

DanC @ #26357: Thanks Jonboy. I did consider LL Cool J but all the others were real name initials (1 day, 21 hours ago)

ConcernedUser @ #26297: Ireland has a land border with the UK and therefore is not considered an island nation. Otherwise, very nice. (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Alison @ #25767: Cities have cathedrals (1 day, 21 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26357: Nice one, well done. I suppose you could have had Ladies Love instead of Robert! (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26359: Nice one. Didn’t get the Dahl connection. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26358: Nice idea but groups are not unique unfortunately. King John and Henry VIII could be swapped. Also another possible link for John, James II, William IV, George VI (and Henry VIII) is that they are the last Kings with those names. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26360: Nice one, thanks. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26363: Good ideas, but two of the film titles are incomplete: All Quiet on the Western Front, Madness of King George. (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Ian @ #26359: Enjoyable (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26330: Good fun (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Ian @ #26363: ‘WW1’ should be an acceptable answer (1 day, 22 hours ago)

anon @ #26359: Good grid (1 day, 23 hours ago)

DanC @ #26357: The answer for Robert should be R Kelly not Robert Kelly. I was loathe to have him as a solution but surprisingly few musicians go only by initials. A bit like my previous grid on this theme it may be tricky having 2 separate sets of authors to decipher but since so many authors go by initials I had to fit them all in somehow! (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Jahn @ #26357: Superb! Got stuck trying to find other funny writers to go with PG! (2 days, 1 hour ago)

Kay Effsee @ #26342: Perfect balance between solvable and frustration. (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Kay Effsee @ #26330: Good fun, although pretty straightforward (2 days, 2 hours ago)

DanC @ #26355: Generation Kill was an Iraq war drama on HBO. Got caught out by the thousand group, well played (2 days, 3 hours ago)

BigDawg @ #6729: Immaculate (2 days, 3 hours ago)

grig @ #6729: That was hard (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26344: All of the H clues are also baby-related. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26352: Rev head or Head rev? Both are a bit obscure. Otherwise OK. (2 days, 3 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26351: Nice grid not too hard (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26345: Not bad but not many crossovers. (2 days, 4 hours ago)

bob @ #26349: I agree with " I quite liked this until I saw the solution to the Mother group. Nah, not having that :-))" (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Verr @ #26316: 'Pipette' and 'Buret' together! Hurts my eyes! (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Verr @ #26315: Nice (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Verr @ #26310: Didn't get the grouping for 'zone'. Googled it and still none the wiser. I don't mind learning stuff, perhaps include a little detail in the explanation? (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Daz @ #26351: easy but enjoyable (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Verr @ #26307: Clever, thanks (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Daz @ #26355: generation kill??? (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Daz @ #26356: yeah, nah... (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Verr @ #26304: Not a fan of the complex line, quite tenuous. Also fine does not follow the pattern of the other three, being just an adjective. Liked the other two though. (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26345: Very easy but fun (2 days, 5 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26355: niiiiice (2 days, 5 hours ago)

JanS @ #26355: enjoyed that - well done! (2 days, 8 hours ago)

aps1971 @ #12698: brilliant (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Wordie @ #26352: Lovely fun grid. Lighthearted and capricious. More of these please (2 days, 10 hours ago)

not a four @ #25569: ...... (2 days, 12 hours ago)

Tom @ #26342: I especially liked the group that included Car. (2 days, 13 hours ago)

Verr @ #26299: Not a fan of this. Copper age? Not likely. I still don't even know the French town as its not in the answer! (2 days, 13 hours ago)

Jay @ #26352: Nitpick - shouldn't it be Queen's (2 days, 13 hours ago)

Triviax @ #26352: Teaser (2 days, 14 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26349: I quite liked this until I saw the solution to the Mother group. Nah, not having that :-)) (2 days, 14 hours ago)

Eleanor @ #26342: hard but fun (2 days, 15 hours ago)

JFH @ #26345: Lots of fun! (2 days, 15 hours ago)

fhd @ #26335: easy (2 days, 15 hours ago)

Nope @ #19941: The capital of NY state is Albany, not New York City; Washington D.C. is the capital of the country, but not a state capital; and Princeton isn't the capital of anything either. (2 days, 16 hours ago)

mal @ #26287: Your French window definition is missing ( replaced by French Guiana!) (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Adam @ #26347: Loved it! (2 days, 16 hours ago)

ferguspuskas @ #26168: Fifthed (2 days, 16 hours ago)

S @ #26297: Really interesting grid. Great for an expert geographer who wins geography games. (2 days, 17 hours ago)

S @ #26326: Difficult grid. 🤯 (2 days, 17 hours ago)

S @ #26290: Super grid. The best. Polling very highly. Everyone agrees. (2 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26344: not a unique solution, I think :( (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26342: Tricky and good (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26338: it didn't like 'abcd' - words with letters missing should at least form proper words - crossovers lacking (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Dangermouse @ #26332: Tough, partly through being non unique. Vows, gifts, gown, reading, band and possibly bells are applicable to baptisms or weddings and some also to bahmitzvahs. (2 days, 18 hours ago)

chris @ #26338: nice one (2 days, 18 hours ago)

lorna @ #26339: To be honest I am expecting a lot of people to hate that group- but all the more satisfying for those who do get it, hopefully. (2 days, 18 hours ago)

lorna @ #26342: novel (2 days, 18 hours ago)

ConnectFour @ #26339: Sneaky! Got caught up with the U2 links. (2 days, 19 hours ago)

Derek @ #26339: Sorry, the U non U category doesn't really work for me but the other three groups were tricky. (2 days, 20 hours ago)

lorna @ #25471: Really enjoying these French ones- good practice :) (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Toyvo @ #13910: Bit of a stretch with the replicant clues as his real name was KD9-3.7, just watched the movie a couple of nights back and it seemed like there were more references to that name than just K, in fact he gave himself the name Joe in the movie. That said, still a fun puzzle to do (2 days, 21 hours ago)

lorna @ #26335: clever (2 days, 21 hours ago)

lorna @ #26332: Phew! tangly one that. very well done and hard. (2 days, 21 hours ago)

Laura @ #26285: super fun grid!! (2 days, 22 hours ago)

Ur nan @ #25471: Wowowowoowowowowoowowowowoowowow (2 days, 23 hours ago)

No @ #25471: Gg ez (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Star @ #25470: So this is a grid if u r good with french school If u r not, look out (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Sooty @ #26333: Nice (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #8386: Easy but nicely constructed (2 days, 23 hours ago)

chris @ #26330: Good grid (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Jahn @ #26330: Very good! (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Jahn @ #25479: Excellent! (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Est @ #26315: Memories if the tuck shop in school! Great grid! (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Est @ #26330: Great grid! (3 days, 2 hours ago)

WIZ @ #26328: This is going to be one of my favourites!:-) (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26329: Nice grid, thanks. Didn’t see the hidden currencies. (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26320: Nice one, thanks. (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Amaryllis @ #26307: Clever theme. I struggled because I couldn’t get Dada out of my head for the Art clue! (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Verr @ #26289: Lol... famous 😂 (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26328: Excellent grid, very well constructed. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Jim Karna @ #26327: Good stuff. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

dmk1965 @ #25860: Hit the Ceiling !!!! surely this category should be 'On The' Aside from this Its a good grid (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26326: Thanks, very good grid. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26314: Easy, but fun. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26310: Good gridding, highly enjoyable. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Sue S Canal @ #26307: Well done, I lovely grid. (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Jay @ #11631: The coffee group could also be followed by out. Filter out, camp out, black out, white out (3 days, 7 hours ago)

good grid! @ #26302: see name (3 days, 10 hours ago)

bloss @ #26308: I'm really glad I've never heard 'pickle' as a term of endearment :) (3 days, 13 hours ago)

jms @ #26328: I liked this one (3 days, 13 hours ago)

lorna @ #26328: there's a wikipedia page that explains the term and I found 2 other refs to "scramble the code" on t'internet, so I think it can pass? (3 days, 14 hours ago)

TIMOTHY HANRAHAN @ #26328: scramble a code? hmmm (3 days, 14 hours ago)

bloss @ #26328: cool cross-overs (3 days, 14 hours ago)

PricillaQueen @ #26313: Quite a dervisher with a pleasing finish! (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26319: Works well (3 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26328: I really hope so, Mr/ Mrs Obs. That's always my intention, even if mine sometimes (always) look a bit nasty. Because I love eureka moments and last minute, Indiana Jones' hat type moments myself; they're the most fun to solve. So I want that for other people :) Thanks so much for your feedback and your grids (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26320: Liked the word play - but needs crossovers (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Bemused obs @ #26328: Very good. I like those grids where you think you’ve got no chance, but then you see it and ‘crack it.’ (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Verr @ #26281: I liked the instruments (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Adrian @ #13712: Very poor. Bizarre connections and boy bands wasn't accepted. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26316: Good grid though the red group is a bit of a stretch. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26322: that's the problem with last minute swaps (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Fisty @ #26327: I understand that the letters are worth 4 in scrabble, but they are also letters of the alphabet (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26314: Easy but nicely done. (3 days, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26322: Of course! Good spot, didn't think of that! (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Jonboy @ #26319: Nice one, thanks (3 days, 16 hours ago)

Mister Tom @ #26322: Nice idea... but you can swap cookie and gingerbread man (who's in the first two). Think when I did the.groat.group a while back I had "morose" instead of donkey :-p (3 days, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26324: Brilliant. You've made some great observations about the words you've chosen which really makes this stand out as exceptional. And it was fun! (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Goneril @ #26315: Very nice! I'd never heard of "tuck" used that way. (3 days, 17 hours ago)

ferguspuskas @ #25188: reilnam? surely all anagrams have to be words (3 days, 17 hours ago)

ferguspuskas @ #25484: good grid (3 days, 17 hours ago)

Elaine Closure @ #26301: Superb. (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Verr @ #26280: Nice work, flower line I liked a lot (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26321: Stumped me! (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Bert @ #21911: Im with Tim re the Punt thing - obviously an Americanism :) (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26319: Good grid - cheers! (3 days, 18 hours ago)

lorna @ #26316: characters group was a clever idea, but I didn't get it! (3 days, 19 hours ago)

Amaryllis @ #26303: Deceptively simple...or do I mean deceptively hard? Either way, liked it very much, thanks. (3 days, 20 hours ago)

lorna @ #26308: I usually start with a false group if I'm using one, and work outwards, but this one appeared by itself. Result of commonality, I suppose! (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Eileen Tudor-Wright @ #26306: Awfully good, Spiffing fun! (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Lush @ #26246: Agree with Lorna - carn? (3 days, 21 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26318: Good grid (3 days, 22 hours ago)

Lush @ #26308: Same as Dan - so many Beatles references to use (3 days, 22 hours ago)

CT @ #26301: Very creative wall. I think there was room for pedantry on the precise connections but it was nearly 5* for me (3 days, 23 hours ago)

CT @ #26298: 5* really enjoyable (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Steph @ #1818: Clue as well as Cluedo, please (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26314: Nice one (4 days ago)

Elaine Closure @ #26288: Rob, your correct, All the clues should be obvious, then the puzz grids can be solved in a few seconds. What fun! (4 days ago)

Verr @ #26272: Enjoyed a lot, well crafted. (4 days ago)

Verr @ #26270: K. Code is still a mystery, perhaps some more info? (4 days ago)

Verr @ #26268: Liked the sauces - serious crossovers 👍 (4 days ago)

Verr @ #26266: Liked the titles, less so the rivers. (4 days ago)

Verr @ #26262: Nice (4 days ago)

Puzzlerama @ #26302: Really enjoyed it! (4 days ago)

DanC @ #26308: Really good grid. I was convinced there was a Beatles group (Helter Skelter, Honey Pie, Savoy Trufle) that I missed the more obvious food/terms of endearment! (4 days ago)

Puzzlerama @ #26307: Great theme! (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Puzzlerama @ #26308: Great grid! Managed to get them all with just 5 seconds to spare :-) (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Lush @ #26302: Had to look up cremini and that revealed a link. Should have worked out the others but well disguised.👍🏻 (4 days, 2 hours ago)

Lush @ #26304: Cleverly done (4 days, 2 hours ago)

anon @ #26308: Really good traditional grid (4 days, 2 hours ago)

lorna @ #26307: brilliant- great theme! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

lorna @ #26308: Quick not on spelling variations- I chose Pak Choi over Bok Choy as a) I'm British and b) the former spelling bears some resemblance to Pao Cai- sorry if this causes issues for those used to the American spelling. Ta :) (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26289: Nice grid (4 days, 3 hours ago)

lorna @ #26308: Wow- you were quick- I've just this minute posted it! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26308: Nice grid. Always an achievement to complete one of yours! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26306: Cheers guys for the comments. Can’t believe I missed out the full stop on Harry! Coincidentally I hadn’t seen DanC’s excellent grid when I did this one.😀 (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26301: Excellent. Having separate fantasy and a sci-fi categories made it v tricky! (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26296: Good one (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26307: Nice one (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Lush @ #26305: I enjoyed that, cheers (4 days, 4 hours ago)

ChippyD @ #26301: Good fun grid. Nice to have something a little different. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26301: Nearly just quit out when I first saw it - but then it dawned on me what was happening and I got sucked in. Turned out to be very satisfying. Moral - Don't trust your initial instinct ;o) (4 days, 4 hours ago)

DanC @ #26306: Good grid. I got there partly through luck and partly through researching US presidents for a recent grid so I immediately spotted the theme (4 days, 4 hours ago)

lorna @ #26306: Ditto what BD said- really good grid and interesting about the S. but I'd have struggled with those two even with the full names! I did recognise a lot of them as Pres. mid names but spent most of the time disentangling them from the brilliant Simpsons red herrings! Extremely clever grid, just a bit too hard for me! (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Adrian @ #13682: Great Wall. Thanks. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Amaryllis @ #26301: That was great fun, thanks. (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Adrian @ #608: First time ever first 4 guesses were correct. Nice grid (4 days, 5 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26306: Big tick and smiley face for two or three of the groups but I think having to distinguish between the 2 similar groups is a bit harsh, particularly as some of them are rarely seen. The S. versus just S is worth a Google though. Cheers Jahn. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26291: Tough without pen and paper. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26290: Good fun (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26290: Good fun (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26289: Very good. (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Goneril @ #26301: Really brilliant. Thanks! (4 days, 7 hours ago)

ConnectFour @ #26241: Enjoyed that grid. I’m into my film and music, but couldn’t get the Chemical and Isley group connections until I saw them all together. (4 days, 12 hours ago)

I really enjoyed this one. @ #26301: Enjoyable, as I got 10/10 but really had no clue when I first looked at it. I like grids that build a sense of achievement! (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Rodger @ #26298: Stylish to include 3 answers !! (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Knight @ #26262: Bile urine phlegm blood? (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26303: Cute (4 days, 13 hours ago)

robert craig @ #26288: online bank less than obvious (4 days, 13 hours ago)

nik @ #3712: great one (4 days, 13 hours ago)

nik @ #12552: very good (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26295: Nice one! (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26298: Top notch! (4 days, 13 hours ago)

lorna @ #26301: excellent stuff! top work, an exceptional grid (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Pip @ #26296: Who is Robbie Williams? (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Fisty @ #26302: Good grid (4 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26298: loved it! (4 days, 15 hours ago)

GreenTea @ #26299: Varied grid - enjoyed it thanks (4 days, 15 hours ago)

chris @ #26291: mistake on spelling of plum (4 days, 15 hours ago)

GreenTea @ #26294: Thanks. All good. Showing up again now. Weird! (4 days, 15 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26294: Maybe your settings for number of stars are too high GT? I still see it (4 days, 15 hours ago)

GreenTea @ #26294: Why has this grid been removed from the main ‘browse grid’ page? (4 days, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26296: really well done (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26290: 's' not liked for groups but the rest works well (4 days, 17 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26293: Not bad thanks (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26292: Agree with comments - its not unique (4 days, 18 hours ago)

chris @ #26293: Good grid (4 days, 18 hours ago)

WIZ @ #26289: So neat!thanks (4 days, 18 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26291: Ran out of time! Very good. Enjoyed the fab group :) (4 days, 19 hours ago)

lorna @ #26294: Really nice mix of subjects and fun wordplay- unfortunately the group with _ stood out alone, and there weren't really any crossovers as a result. Great idea though, mixing the codes with missing vowels could have been very tricky indeed! You were being too kind! thanks :) (4 days, 19 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26290: Nice. A gentle one :) (4 days, 19 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26289: Great! Thought I’d spotted a 70s bands group but great red herrings. Good one, thanks! (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Joe @ #26262: Bodily Fluids.... what are you on about??? (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26292: Nice grid (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26290: Fun! (4 days, 20 hours ago)

lorna @ #26291: I know that feeling! It is so much harder to proof a grid that you've mucked about with. It didn't interfere too much and it was great to be on the receiving end of one of these for a change. If you did some more I wouldn't complain! (4 days, 20 hours ago)

lorna @ #26292: SF7 I think ED and BD are talking about interchangeable entries ie. non unique solutions whereas you are referring to red herrings. Red herrings are indeed intrinsic to the game but they need to only be able to travel in one direction. It's a mistake I've made myself a couple of times on grids! I enjoyed it nonetheless, a fun grid :) (4 days, 20 hours ago)

SF7 @ #26292: Electric Dreams - i think thats the point. its meant to throw you a bit. I think the category that can be followed by numbers should have a better them, there's a book, a movie, a band. There should be a theme (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Phill99 @ #26291: Yes you're right Lorna I managed to get an extra 12 in there. That was the last group I typed up and my eyes were seeing double by then (4 days, 21 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26292: Enjoyable grid but I think ED is right - not a unique solution. (4 days, 21 hours ago)

jms @ #26287: Enjoyable grid (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Bemused obs @ #26289: Very good, knew there was a reggae group, but couldn’t pin it down. And never heard of lemon mint, but I have now! (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Electric Dreams @ #26292: I liked the categories, but I think Decker, Bed and Cream can all be both single and double? (4 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26291: 3 goes plus pen and paper! Good fun. think plum has a typo (two 12's) unless I misread that. Thanks for doing this, it was a lot of fun and obviously took a bit of work on your part :) (4 days, 22 hours ago)

Nicko @ #2655: Oh yeah, Bananarama (4 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26290: couple of good crossovers (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Benny Dorm @ #26288: Sorry Tommy, your correct. (4 days, 23 hours ago)

lorna @ #26286: Poetic! Lovely use of language, twisty in all the right places, inspired crossovers, a lot of fun (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Dangermouse @ #26291: No! Tried to do it without pen or paper and just ran out of time. Fun idea! (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Phill99 @ #26291: This is the easiest grid in the world combined with the easiest code in the world - but can you beat the clock? - Pen & paper might help (4 days, 23 hours ago)

joe90 @ #26285: nice links - simple to solve (4 days, 23 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26288: Really neat grid. Thanks :) (5 days ago)

Nicko @ #9646: Isn't it about time Posh had a fifth (maybe called Cerveza)? (5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26287: Great! Really well constructed grid :) (5 days ago)

timmy @ #26288: salt should be accepted (5 days ago)

Jade437 @ #2748: Very easy (5 days ago)

Geoff @ #6833: The word relative does not give a correct answer for the family members connection (5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26284: Very well put together. (5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26285: Superb gridding, excellent construction and grouping. (5 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26286: Clever stuff! (5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26285: Brilliant grid! I got 10 through good luck and good guesses :) Thanks (5 days, 2 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26284: Very clever. So pleased with myself for spotting the slade group that I missed the obvious fire group! Thanks (5 days, 2 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26277: All fair. The ringlets group beat me, quite a tough group mixed in with other easier ones! Thanks :) (5 days, 2 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26276: Super grid! :) (5 days, 2 hours ago)

simet @ #26281: Good grid but be more generous in your solution matching - Row 1 and 3 have several keywords that could have been in the solution (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26273: Brilliant - my favourite grid of the week. Well done! (5 days, 3 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26274: Nicely done! Thanks (5 days, 3 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26284: 5 stars from me. My type of grid - single words (practically) and a range of connections. That's the good news. The bad? I'll have to put a pitchfork in your head for including that HP git. (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Verr @ #26253: Cape verde and Eritrea are a bit crazy - why do that? Even if one could spot Scotland, the other two would nit follow. Much more frustrating than fun I'm afraid. 'Spirits' not accepted for me. (5 days, 4 hours ago)

Adrian @ #26274: Rejected my Greek mythology reference. Otherwise a good wall. (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Jade437 @ #26282: Nice grid. The first of yours where I managed to resolve all the groups. Also made all the connections although the last one took a while to see. (5 days, 6 hours ago)

jemmbk8 @ #13910: Please accept "joinery" as an answer - otherwise, great grid! I loved the "Ks" category especially! (5 days, 6 hours ago)

nickf @ #26259: yay ! (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Goneril @ #26272: Dingo but not goat, me as well (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Nz @ #26267: I was convinced tomate was going to be in the O group. Shame really :-) (5 days, 8 hours ago)

anon @ #26259: That’s a fish (5 days, 12 hours ago)

The Clown @ #26212: Spelling Middlesbrough incorrectly should be a hanging offence. FWIW Middlesbrough FC play in the North Riding Senior Cup - I think that settles definitively any debate about whether it's in Yorkshire. (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Nicko @ #2652: Surely Tarentino ought to be acceptable. The blue line is first words of various films of his. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26274: Nice and easy but not lacking in crossovers (5 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26271: Echidna- google an image because they are ADORABLE! Crying out to be a kids book character (copyright Lorna!) (5 days, 14 hours ago)

jms @ #26271: What baby animal is a puggle? (5 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26273: It was mostly great- this by no means interfered -got it in 30- but having a mix of with/ without "the" made it a little bit messy- plenty of examples of one or the other to choose from. Other than that one niggle, it was a lot of fun and a nice mix of subjects in the one style, a fun easy one. (5 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26272: BTW I find that putting "synonym" in the terms box helps to keep people happy- also maybe a comma between farm and animal- I saw dingo not goat so didn't make that connection! My fault I know, depends how precise you want to be with answers. Thanks for this one, it was great! (5 days, 14 hours ago)

lorna @ #26272: Really exceptionally good! Not over difficult- I had about a minute spare- but it makes you think differently. My kind of grid, great work, thank you :) :) (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26263: Well worked (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Verr @ #26236: Adding the letter was plenty, no need for the towns. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Poorsolver @ #26264: Clever (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Poorsolver @ #26266: River Ely? (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Poorsolver @ #26272: Need more options for answers (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26271: Boys names very weak - Doesn't like 'New York' Doesn't like 'young animals' -Needs a lot of work ! (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Amaryllis @ #26263: Very neat - enjoyed this, thanks. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Poorsolver @ #582: Got the links right but Kitchen appliances and animal noises didn't work. (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Vg @ #26247: Good stuff (5 days, 16 hours ago)

WIZ @ #26186: Yak it is then! (5 days, 16 hours ago)

lorna @ #26260: good (5 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26249: Can't believe this one is slipping down on only 2 1/2 stars- I thought it was great! There's no accounting :( It definitely deserves more- nice to see you back (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Spunk gub @ #26253: If you didn’t have a spelling mistake it would be good, tit (5 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26266: Something very pleasing about that one. Very nice work. And an unusually supportive cat?! :) (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Mittens The Kitten @ #26266: Great wall Dad! (5 days, 18 hours ago)

CStamm @ #26263: I didn't get the wound up category - just the right level of tricky! (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Jo @ #204: Agree with Andrew's comment. (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Est @ #26228: Thank you, Lorna. I'll try! (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Jo @ #6833: Family member one should accept relative (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Jo @ #583: Need tape in answers to button controls! (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Muttonchops @ #26247: Tough one... 3/10! (5 days, 20 hours ago)

lorna @ #26259: Brill! (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Oldboot @ #26247: Very clever! (5 days, 21 hours ago)

lorna @ #26217: BTW it makes it kind of easy to work out who it is when the comments page has a time line. Just saying. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

lorna @ #26217: Hello GG I'm afraid someone thinks it's funny to use my name again. People are just going to have to use their own discernment- if a comment REALLY doesn't look like me, then it's not me. Someone is very bored but rather than attempt to write a grid of their own and contribute to the site they'd rather partake in that popular sport of Lorna- baiting. I just think you're really, really sad. There are people out there who can help you sort your problems out for real, but please leave me out of your frustrated attempts to amuse yourself. (5 days, 21 hours ago)

lorna @ #26254: Oh- such a lovely idea but apart from 2 of the Hugh Grant films I found it really hard to get a first hand hold. I liked the upper/ lower case mix, which helped, but I think I could have tried this 12 times and failed. Well done to those who got it! (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26253: Very hard, challenging but fun, clever. Typo threw me but also Sprite- I was looking for members of the clergy! Nice to have something different, thank you (5 days, 22 hours ago)

GG @ #26217: Never mind - I've figured it out since. But there was no need to be so rude about it :_( (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26252: Easy until I hit Rocky! (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26249: AAAArgh! Forgot about coupon! I don't know, you go quiet for ages and then pull that out of the bag! VERY clever, top work :) (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26247: Very hard but fair, well done (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26246: I enjoyed the suffix, prefix and anagram groups, but I'm afraid the vegetables didn't work so well, to me. I got it but I think it was a slight stretch. Good overall, though :) (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26245: That made me smile as I'm a big fan of brass eye. Couldn't get to grips with the actors- net cast a bit wide? Enjoyed this one though :) (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26243: Great! fooled me (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26244: I enjoyed that, novel. (5 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26242: Every 3rd. thanks, glad you did so well! :) (5 days, 22 hours ago)

SDog @ #26255: Good grid but difficult, lots of red herrings (5 days, 23 hours ago)

chazgrid @ #26255: 0/10. Way too hard for me but a neat grid once revealed. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

TTT @ #26254: Cracking Grid there. Really enjoyed it. Best grid in a while. Casimiro? (5 days, 23 hours ago)

typo spotter @ #26254: Tricky but after a few refreshes it was fun! Are you Ryan C? (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Verr @ #26226: A couple of issues (imo). Colour names from paint ranges etc. make for some unsatisfying connections. Asafoetida seems to be spelled incorrectly, and Chromium does not fit the connection. (5 days, 23 hours ago)

lorna @ #26217: I don't have to explain to the likes of you..... idiot (5 days, 23 hours ago)

GG @ #26217: Can you please explain what on Earth "with the words numbered" is supposed to mean?! 'King Kong' is two words. 'Beauty Killed Beast' is three words. How does "3,4,6" relate to either? Jurassic Park = 2 words "Welcome To Park" = 3 words "Welcome To Jurassic Park" = 4 words So what is the relevance of "1,2,4"? (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Verr @ #26216: I liked it (5 days, 23 hours ago)

typo spotter @ #26253: Stoln Lad is a typo for scotland (6 days ago)

GR @ #20786: The prefix for Do, Happy, organise etc should be Un not In. (6 days ago)

Jahn @ #26162: Very good (6 days ago)

Pam @ #8403: Nice (6 days ago)

Pam @ #17728: Missed the films (6 days ago)

Pam @ #26209: Got two groups, failed on the groups & films not surprisingly (6 days ago)

Pam @ #26247: Good, I found it hard as I took too long over the first group and couldn’t find the spies. (6 days ago)

Steve @ #26247: I liked that one. (6 days ago)

Jahn @ #26241: Superb (6 days ago)

Jahn @ #26242: Loved it! Not often I get 10/10 on one of yours (6 days ago)

Bagsy33 @ #26242: Like the concept - but is there a system for the missing letters? (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Jahn @ #26244: Nice grid. Fun to do. Liked that there was one theme across the whole grid. (JUST LOSE THE CAPS! 😉) (6 days, 1 hour ago)

David M @ #26247: That was hard. Still baffled by 2nd group. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Jahn @ #26248: Good one! Quite ingenious Maybe lose the caps? Might make someone think you’re shouting (or that they are part of the clue)😉 (6 days, 1 hour ago)

BLUEB @ #26200: I had never heard of a virgule before! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

BLUEB @ #26201: homophones - damn (6 days, 1 hour ago)

anon @ #26244: Great grid (6 days, 1 hour ago)

MizQuiz @ #26162: Nice wall! (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Aetees @ #26211: Liked that allot. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Jimbo @ #26192: Love Simon??? (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26210: I should of done better, had me foxed, but very entertaining. (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Jimbo @ #26241: Just lovely (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Stew Dapple @ #26209: Very tough, until the groups came up, then it clicked! (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Andrew @ #26227: Nice grid; I grouped the Print/Fry/Holding/Talk set as "can be followed by 'up'" (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Fritzaps @ #26211: very cool grid!! (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26183: Good grid. I was looking for a TOWIE red herring at one point (mug, gel) 😂 (6 days, 3 hours ago)

lorna @ #26217: Sorry guys- maybe it was a bit much having red herrings in one of these? (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Harry H @ #26226: Sorry, chromium is a metallic element not an alloy. (6 days, 3 hours ago)

lorna @ #26238: Not stupid! Interesting- one or two things- using blueberry as a colour makes it interchangeable with the other berries unfortunately, but I liked where you were going with the idea. I also like that you made the technical distinction between true berries and other fruits, hence inclusion of banana- however you would then have to lose raspberry, as you rightly did with strawberry, as it a fruit with drupes. If you were using a more generic berry group obviously that would be fine! on the whole a really good attempt and more clever than it may get credit for- do keep trying to make grids like this- a bit different with unique ideas :) (6 days, 4 hours ago)

lorna @ #26237: Well executed, got the groups but didn't get the Prince link as I went for the lowest common denominator there, and guessed French as I hadn't heard of some of that group. Noticed a couple of crossovers, nicely played, and no cliche'd groups. Types of group ie preceding words, types of, refs, were mixed which is good. Very competent start, well done! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

lorna @ #26236: Interesting- I learned some new facts- very hard but good, and I love the name! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Snake Eat Lizard @ #26218: Gratitude. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

lorna @ #26228: congrats on your first grid, highly competent. Looking forward to more :) (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Snake Eat Lizard @ #26215: Fantastic grid - really enjoyed it. (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26181: Superb (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26186: I vote Yak! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26182: Enjoyed this one - thanks! (6 days, 4 hours ago)

Fritzaps @ #26231: nice fun grid (6 days, 5 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26231: Nice easy one although I missed the cloaked group! Thanks, nice one! (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Esq @ #26217: Brilliant idea. I kept trying but couldn't solve it (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Zoe @ #26238: This is kind of stupid (6 days, 6 hours ago)

Est @ #26228: Fred, you're right about Tim Rice being a lyricist rather than composer. It is covered by the answer "musicals" but yes, I put him by mistake. First ever grid. (6 days, 6 hours ago)

kjamb @ #26237: First time making a grid! Any feedback is welcomed! (6 days, 7 hours ago)

anon @ #16689: Good (6 days, 11 hours ago)

Jay @ #26231: Sonnet is a type of poem, not a synonym. Also I got confused with apple-peack-lumber-rick (comes from trees). (6 days, 13 hours ago)

Dee @ #26199: On all levels clever,clever, clever (6 days, 14 hours ago)

anon @ #4561: Good grid (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Dee @ #26217: Very tough - had 3 goes still only managed one and a half. Love the challenge though (6 days, 14 hours ago)

Fred @ #26228: Did you mean Rim Rice? - He was the lyricist, not the composer (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Joe Soap @ #26228: 3 groups ok but MSP group too niche (6 days, 15 hours ago)

lorna @ #26231: Easy one (20 seconds) but still a lot of fun and lovely wordplay, I enjoyed it a lot. (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Fisty @ #26231: Nice grid, just got the fruit/trees (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Knot4u @ #26171: What a cracker (6 days, 15 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26228: Tough but fair, thanks for submitting! (6 days, 16 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26227: Tough grid! kicked myself for missing the seven group. Nice work (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Est @ #26231: Ahh! I didn't get the tree ones. Great grid! (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Est @ #26226: Great grid! (6 days, 16 hours ago)

Est @ #26227: Liked it! (6 days, 16 hours ago)

quizzly @ #583: I put 'remote control' for the recorder one. (6 days, 17 hours ago)

quizzly @ #9875: I agree, water is not specific enough. Washing machine threw me! (6 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26228: Lovely musical theme (6 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26225: Trust you to spot it CM4PM! I'm ok with whisky as I don't think there's a food called whisky finger- but I think I'll invent some! Maybe a cross between cranachan and a cream finger? (drool). Wish I'd just put hidden, then I'd get away with it. Hey hoo :) (6 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26227: Nice variety and well executed (6 days, 17 hours ago)

DanC @ #26227: The Fry red herring has me searching for a Futurama group, well played (6 days, 17 hours ago)

lorna @ #26226: That was good! (6 days, 17 hours ago)

Est @ #26202: The chess one!!! (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Est @ #26215: I didn't get the blue group but this was a great grid! (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26225: Devious! 😀 (6 days, 18 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26215: Great fun (6 days, 18 hours ago)

BinDipper @ #26212: Complicated past has Middlebrough but according to the BBC, Wiki and Brittanica it sits in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, where it is the largest town. The council situation would have it as being Middlesbrough in Middlesbrough (which is novel); Teeside having bitten the dust in the 1970s and Cleveland in the 90s. (6 days, 18 hours ago)

roo @ #26153: Top notch (6 days, 19 hours ago)

Me @ #26212: Middlesbrough is a town & a pretty grim one at that. (6 days, 20 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26225: Yes I was about to mention Cream! Maybe a finger of whisky too? Or maybe I’m making excuses cos you beat me hands down with this one :) (6 days, 20 hours ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26224: Nice and easy, particularly if you’re my age! Thanks for submitting:) (6 days, 20 hours ago)

Jahn @ #26218: Enjoyed that! (6 days, 20 hours ago)

jeff @ #26212: tres good (6 days, 21 hours ago)

lorna @ #26225: I have omitted the word "hidden" from the whippet group, which would *technically* have saved me from one word being interchangeable. If you didn't spot it anyway, great- if you did, please pretend that I did write "hidden" and enjoy the fact that one word could fit in all four groups! Sorry about that :) (6 days, 21 hours ago)

ConnectFour @ #26212: Hey, BD, nowt wrong wi Yorkshire! (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Katie @ #26212: Middlesbrough really isn't (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Samaridan19 @ #26203: Loved the Scrubs group! (6 days, 21 hours ago)

Lush @ #26211: 😊👍🏻 (6 days, 21 hours ago)

e7odie @ #15242: Very good overall but my only suggestion is to not make all groups "phrases with [word] before" or "phrases with [word] after." I know these are the easiest to make, but variety is good. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

lorna @ #26217: Ha- yes! Apparently it was an ad- libbed in joke- due to the dangerously overloaded props boat, during production the cast/ crew used it as a catchphrase, and one use made it into the cut. Thanks for the very generous scoring! (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Margaret Gabica @ #25174: Woohoo! Tricky but accessible! Very nice wall! (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Gordibhoy @ #26217: Fiendish right enough. Thanks. (6 days, 22 hours ago)

Fred @ #26221: Pretty easy, and the connections are weak. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Gordibhoy @ #26223: Relatively simple, although the defintions require a little tweak. Especially the "Kite" group. Most folk will answer "quadrilaterals" or "four sides". Thanks anyway. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

Gordibhoy @ #26218: Enjoyed. Felt the "synonym for jester" a little too tight a definition for that group, kinda requires a simpler "reveal". But good nonetheless. Thanks. (6 days, 23 hours ago)

namelesshere @ #26211: excellent (6 days, 23 hours ago)

McNerd @ #26211: nice grid emmate, top bloggy! (6 days, 23 hours ago)

namelesshere @ #26221: nice one (6 days, 23 hours ago)

anon @ #26220: ? (6 days, 23 hours ago)

CT @ #26218: Very good. Like the goose group (1 week ago)

CT @ #26217: Trickery! Witchcraft! I have been misquoting one of my favourite film lines all these years! I admit I even YouTubed it to check, and you are absolutely right, Chief Brodie says “you’re” and not “we’re”. Fantastic grid, 5* (1 week ago)

Stephanie @ #583: That was fun! (1 week ago)

CT @ #26216: Too clever for me. I had much of the knowledge but it would have taken me more than 3 minutes to work out / guess the answers. I’d rate this as fiendish but fair (1 week ago)

CT @ #26214: Not my subject unfortunately I guess you’d either find this one easy or very difficult! (1 week ago)

CT @ #26215: Easy but good fun! (1 week ago)

16pig @ #26209: See also 65daysofstatic and East 17 (1 week ago)

Harry H @ #26216: The explanation for the footballers gives away the other groups. (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26191: I really liked this one. It is so much harder to proof read coded grids/ anagrams etc! So easy to make mistakes. Thanks for submitting this (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26186: In the song yakety yak it's spelled like that- I suppose it must be both? Thanks for commenting WiZ :) (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26218: thanks :) (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26216: Lovely work, I love it when the fog clears and it starts to make sense. A lot of effort clearly, very much worth it, quite tricky but entirely fair. GENIUS and original way to use elements. I fell down on the footballers, but that's my failing, not yours. Excellent stuff :) (1 week ago)

WiZ @ #26186: Great, tho should it be Yack Lorna?you are usually precise...... (1 week ago)

anon @ #26216: Clever (1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #26212: Yes, they both have that misfortune nowadays. (1 week ago)

Dizzy Di @ #25925: I put in the answer, words duel after main word. But only accepted the word duel????. Never mind simple good quiz. (1 week ago)

StarMan70 @ #26212: Yes they are (1 week ago)

bob @ #26212: Middlesborough and Hull are not in Yorkshire (1 week ago)

DanC @ #26191: Apologies for the anagram error. I think I was so pleased that I made another word I didn't check my working out properly. Kudos for solving! (1 week ago)

StarMan70 @ #26213: So my comments were sarcastic, and the ones below me weren't? I was simply trying to point out in a jokey way that it was an incredibly niche grid. And i'll deploy sarcasm whenever i see fit. Keep up the good work, just let us mortals in now and again (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26213: The inclusion of numbers in that group was for the sake of consistency (no sore thumbs)- they're unnecessary otherwise: I included Diggley as it is famously on many lists of most ridiculous song lyrics, the others should be spottable by the words alone also. I usually include one group which is less easily resolvable by the device used on the grid, or it gets samey. Happy to take constructive feedback- careful of becoming sarcastic though, doesn't make you sound that good, I'm less likely to take any notice of your comments. (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26215: excellent! (1 week ago)

StarMan70 @ #26213: Ah of course, the numbered words from Diggley Digglyoo.....kicking myself......:) W.T.A.F? (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26211: 5* really well constructed Medium level grid :) (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26192: Terrific! Spotted the theme just too late but enjoyed that. Thanks (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26191: Ah! Thought there was a game called share word or word share! Yes, the missing C now makes sense! Really nice grid, and I actually enjoyed spotting the lob egg group. Thanks :) (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26190: Great! Nice balance for me of things I knew, things I could work out and things I could make a good guess at :) (1 week ago)

Verr @ #26193: Some very fine constructing. I learned a lot. Pity about swappable entries. Hidden numbers were very hard to spot. (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26209: Didn’t know enough to get any groups. Nice idea but too clever for me! You’ve given me an idea for another group though :) (1 week ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26213: damn, I would've nailed this if I didn't have the long held misconception that 'Ear' was the 63rd word in Boom-bang-a-bang, (now I discover its the 62nd) messed me right up!!! (1 week ago)

Verr @ #26191: You have 'Shoreward', but it is short one letter, perhaps 'Ward Chores' would be a choice. Thanks. (1 week ago)

DrDan @ #26202: The chess one was sublime! (1 week ago)

Goneril @ #26208: Lovely but not so awfully fiendish? Found your most recent much harder! (1 week ago)

Danny @ #6833: Agree with previous comments. 'relatives' should be correct (1 week ago)

x @ #26193: chicago won best picture so could swap with s.o.m (1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #26195: Very good (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26206: Don't like ' members of ' or 'characters in' - too niche - couple of good crossovers though (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26203: Not sure about 'Bob' or any crossovers (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26186: Well done Esq- maybe you're just getting used to me! (1 week ago)

ConnectFour @ #26203: I got zero on that, I initially saw climax, my mind went into the gutter, there are quite a few words that then took on sexual connotations. I’m tired, I should probably go to bed. (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26199: Read the comments page Joe- it will explain everything! At least 7 refs but all false, I''m afraid. (1 week ago)

Mss Ng VwLs @ #26208: 0/10... Whoops! (1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #26209: Was working on a similar grid myself, probably won’t bother now! (1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #26209: Brilliant, what threw me was that three of the book group were also made into films (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26208: Happy to get 3/10 (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26210: really good, threw me with the Vegas bit. (1 week ago)

statshiro @ #26209: Different and enjoyable but easy once I figured out the groups (1 week ago)

Fisty @ #26202: Nice grid (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26206: enjoyed the vehicles very much, fun spot (1 week ago)

Keith @ #26202: Very enjoyable. (1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #26202: Excellent, really enjoyed that one. (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26199: At least 3 bits of Harry Potter in it - are you sure its yours Laura ? Still good though (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26202: Liked it - trouble is I now want some chips (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26204: Oh I hands up admit that it would take me at least three goes to some of my ones- or I'd fail miserably! Still, nice to have something a bit different; there are no rules. (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26204: sorry about the one lower case e- it snuck in! Harder to proof read the coded ones :) (1 week ago)

bloss @ #26204: I got the idea at once, but it still took me SO LONG haha - you'd think I could memorise the numbers, but no. (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26203: good (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26202: Something really nice about that one. Really enjoyed that, thanks. (1 week ago)

Fisty @ #26166: Body parts is acceptable, but as Victoria says this is only connect!!! (1 week ago)

Max @ #26201: Very good (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26199: Anyone who reads through these comments may have a slight advantage with this one... (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26197: Oh, I'm so sorry, Joe- must have missed it- that's a hell of an omission! I'm usually very careful. Take the points, it's all the same! (1 week ago)

SADonaldson @ #26145: very nice wall (1 week ago)

ferguspuskas @ #26023: first line wouldnt accept blended whisky! (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26197: Good - but 'b' wasn't liked which stopped my 10/10. At least I know (1 week ago)

Pedant @ #26193: It's "THE Sound of Music" (1 week ago)

Amos @ #26161: Okceg surely? (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26195: I love a device used over a whole grid, it's a lot of fun, easy if you spot it early but very enjoyable. (1 week ago)

Joe Soap @ #26190: Not too difficult and no obscure subjects - so well done (1 week ago)

Phill99 @ #26195: Difficult to cover all definitions but you'll know if your right. (1 week ago)

Jess @ #26160: Really clever difficult one (1 week ago)

Jess @ #26171: Only one I didn’t get was the muppets! (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26190: Thank you very much, chris. If you ever see Potter characters in one of mine, its a pretty good clue that it's a false group! Same goes for NATO alphabet etc. etc. Proud to say I wouldn't know a Pokemon or spawn of a Beckham or celeb chef if it bit me on the bum, though. (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26185: Hi, if there is another person genuinely out there also called Lorna, could we agree on Lorna 2 or something? If people are STILL deliberately using my name, it's getting really tired. Thanking you in advance (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26192: I love a good theme (1 week ago)

chris @ #26189: Good all round grid (1 week ago)

chris @ #26190: Good grid, quite easy but at least no celebs or Harry Potter. Well done (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26185: Lovely grid. Managed to complete it with very little knowledge of TV chefs. Once I got past Barnaby being a Tom, a John, a Chief Inspector, a bear from CBeebies, or a community in New Brunswick, I was home free. (1 week ago)

Ruth51 @ #26190: Very enjoyable (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26189: they're also just national symbols- simplest answer should be sufficient, unless one entry precludes it? (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26181: 5*! Superb grid! (1 week ago)

Jaz @ #26153: Really liked this one! Possibly my favourite of yours so far! (1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26179: Really enjoyed that! I think that Joshua and Judges could swap? Didn’t hinder my enjoyment at all though, thanks for submitting :) (1 week ago)

Esq @ #26185: I agree, a grid needs something that's an "in" to start off. This one was nice with Barnaby that could only mean one thing (1 week ago)

Esq @ #26186: Fastest I've ever done one of your grids. Either I'm getting better or you were going easy on us :) (1 week ago)

Hubby @ #26179: This was hard for me but enjoyed the way it made me think (1 week ago)

Hubby @ #26180: Liked it! (1 week ago)

Hubby @ #26182: Decent grid, thanks! (1 week ago)

salmacis @ #26185: Difficulty level just right, maybe slightly easy. (Unlike too many here which I find much harder than actual Only Connect grids.) Also, the words themselves gave clues to the groups, which is a plus - I'm growing to dislike grids with 16 random common words, as they are so difficult to get started with. (1 week ago)

Hubby @ #26185: Can't believe I missed the Dickens characters but got the celebrity chefs. Really worried what that says about me :-) (1 week ago)

Superslu @ #26185: Great quiz bro! (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26187: Fiendish, especially with the crossovers. Bit more interesting than your average grid (1 week ago)

Goneril @ #26179: Love it! My favorites are the clever ones like this, with so many red herrings. The time I wasted looking for "Nick" and "Knight" ! (1 week ago)

Peekay @ #26168: Fourthed (1 week ago)

Goneril @ #26186: Oh, perfection! Heaven! Thank you! (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26181: brilliant! 5 stars. Not hard but extremely clever and very enjoyable (1 week ago)

lorna @ #26180: very clever (1 week ago)

Reg @ #26179: 😁 (1 week ago)

Reg @ #26172: Liked bardinal,but eire not so much. (1 week, 1 day ago)

RJS @ #26166: Body parts is a perfectly good connection ! Door parts is a gem . (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26162: Great work. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Widger @ #26177: hadn't heard of Header within that group. good grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Widger @ #26175: didn't get it but liked the cob group (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26159: Good fun, thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

anon @ #26177: Good grid but hard (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jay @ #26175: Would have liked to see Lavarat with a capital L. (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26174: ah! thanks! so that works as quite a good red herring. I was confused about the MC, thanks for clearing that up. :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26162: Pluto is Roman mythology I believe, (The Greek equivalent would be Hades) and Titan i don't think is a 'character', rather a class of Deity that ruled prior to the Gods. Poseidon and Adonis, I don't have an issue with! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Ernie @ #26174: Yeah - I should have checked the Kite Falcon thing. It does appear as a "known phrase" on Rhymezone but unless you count a type of Clarke's shoe I think that's incorrect. Mary Celeste -real. Marie Celeste - Conan Doyle The Flying Dutchman - legendary ghost ship. When I looked I couldn't find Orca as a ghost ship. Apologies if it exists (though it can't because it's a ghost). (1 week, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26167: *shoe horned. lol (1 week, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26167: The 'QUEEN OF THE' connection is a bit show horned in. One of them is 'QUEENS OF THE' and the Priscilla one precedes the phrase and then misses out the word desert. And then HEARTS doesn't contain 'the' but THE SOUTH does....and...its just a bit of a mess! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26170: Last two groups were very hard. Nice grid. (1 week, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26174: me and lorna pretty much wrote the same critique at the same time! apologies for the redundancy (1 week, 1 day ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #26174: Good grid. some issues maybe, I don't think Kite can comfortably fit into a group of words that's precede Falcon, as the clue suggests, as the bird is commonly called just 'Kite' rather than 'Kite Falcon'. I think its a bit underhanded to place Marie Celeste in a group of 'Fictional ships'. Maybe Orca and Flying Dutchman could be swapped which would make for a non-unique solution. (GHOST ORCA) (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26174: I don't think a kite can be called a falcon although it didn't stop me getting that group so I'm sure it doesn't matter. The bit that confused me was Marie Celeste, as I thought it was real- I can see you gave an example of it's use in fiction, but, for example, the queen appears in the fiction "The BFG" but is not a fictional character, so I missed putting the MC in a group with fictional ships. I do want to stress that I did like this grid, it was original and fun, and I look forward to playing more of yours! Certainly not a cock up and I make plenty of mistakes myself! (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26172: Harder one coming up. I try to cater for most, some easier, some more fiendish! Thanks for the feedback, especially on difficulty levels, as it's the hardest thing to judge- so many different people playing! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Ernie @ #26174: Thank you. All ears lorna - not literally. Where have I cocked up? (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26174: this was fun but it had one or two factual problems (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bearcules @ #26168: Thirded! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bearcules @ #26173: (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bearcules @ #26174: Enjoyed this grid, really good. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jack @ #26173: Too much sport. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Trench Rat @ #26168: Agree with the below. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Widger @ #26159: Nice (1 week, 1 day ago)

Chris G @ #26161: Fun wall - quite easy for me but perhaps just because it fit well with my knowledge set. (1 week, 1 day ago)

24601 @ #26172: Umm interesting idea if you don’t include the clue (1 week, 1 day ago)

ahay @ #26145: Thanks, everyone! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Eric @ #26144: Enjoyed this (1 week, 1 day ago)

Ivan @ #26144: I didn’t like it (1 week, 1 day ago)

Franz @ #26144: Too easy for me (1 week, 1 day ago)

Matthias @ #26172: The clue kind of ruined it for me. Sorry. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fred @ #26144: Looks good (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jimmy @ #26144: Like it (1 week, 1 day ago)

Matthias @ #26171: Not difficult, or tricky for that matter. It's pretty easy to not fall for any red herrings. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee @ #26172: So stylish Uery food (very good) do you get it? (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26172: By the way these words may look like mostly gobbledygook, but they are all real words or names! Hope you get on ok with this one :) x (1 week, 1 day ago)

Camas @ #26150: I liked the style of this one, what a diamond geezer (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26166: Oh dear. Why do that? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26154: I would have so gotten them if they were Balmon, Backerel, Brout and Bwordfish (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #26151: Can't seem to find one of leadbellys grids???? (1 week, 1 day ago)

gmorgs @ #22589: Ditto elements comment. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #26168: Should accept captain (1 week, 1 day ago)

John @ #26167: Possibly the best fun you can have fully clothed. Top marks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

N&J @ #24896: Lovely (1 week, 1 day ago)

Camas @ #26144: Wag wag (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee @ #26144: Your brain is hot (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bothyboy @ #26044: Good boy (1 week, 1 day ago)

cb @ #26166: well done.... (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bothyboy @ #26160: Neat (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bothyboy @ #26153: Nice..... (1 week, 1 day ago)

ConnectFour @ #26162: You do really great grids 👍🏻 (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26157: Very good, thanks. (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26166: hiding the connection within a group- double fiendish! Extreme cleverness, but I wonder how people will react to it! :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #26160: Very good (1 week, 1 day ago)

CT @ #26161: The Lakes and Ekans groups were cleverly hidden. But I guess Pokemon is either your thing or you won’t get those groups (1 week, 1 day ago)

CT @ #26162: (1 week, 1 day ago)

ferguspuskas @ #25479: cool (1 week, 1 day ago)

cb @ #26159: Not bad. (1 week, 1 day ago)

ferguspuskas @ #17090: wonderful (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26072: Intrigued by the opposites group- I get some of them- (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26151: I LIVE in the nonsense drawer! Come on in, the water's lovely. Case of sour grapes, methinks? (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26162: very good (1 week, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26158: Nice and easy. Enjoyable :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26157: really good (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26158: nice idea (1 week, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26152: Very difficult, not my subjects. All fair knowledge though (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26154: you got me with this one- simple but very effective (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26155: nice (1 week, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26150: Great! (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26153: very good! (1 week, 1 day ago)

gmorgs @ #1942: Lend me your great Nog? ;) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #26145: Good wall (1 week, 1 day ago)

gmorgs @ #12915: But ... where do all the toasters go? (1 week, 1 day ago)

Amaryllis @ #26129: My beloved would laugh at the thought of my French being fluent, BinDipper, but he’s Quebecois, so what does he know! ? Your groups all made sense and I admire your bravery in even attempting a French grid. You did miss an ‘s’ out of Roussillon :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26149: Brought a couple of smiles! Thank you Lorna :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #26139: Projectiles (1 week, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26148: Loved the palace grid, very clever! Nice grid to do :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26153: Kissing was a new one for me - every day is a school day! (1 week, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #26150: Smiley face (1 week, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #26151: I liked it (1 week, 1 day ago)

Me @ #26159: Very good (1 week, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #26155: V. Good. Put concave instead of indentation but I think Victoria would have given me it! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #26159: Nice (1 week, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #26157: Thumbs up! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #26151: Not bad mate, obvious what the typo was. Bit harsh comments (1 week, 1 day ago)

GMS @ #26159: Likey likey! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26137: A bunch of these fit into each other's categories (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #26149: Good grid! (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #26150: Nice one (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26145: Enjoyed - found it quite difficult. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #26158: Very easy - but fun! By the way, Three Steps to Heaven was written and first performed by the great Eddie Cochran. He should get the credit over that old covers band from Leicester 😀 (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26152: Liked the connections, thanks. I learned a few things. Gipsy is the yacht spelling. Check out proceed/precede/succeed. Cheers. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #26151: Harsh, it's only one ttypo. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Bbgun @ #26072: Very easy my arse (1 week, 1 day ago)

Victor Colin @ #22432: No sense again (1 week, 1 day ago)

Victor Colin @ #22566: No sense (1 week, 1 day ago)

Anis @ #22566: (1 week, 1 day ago)

bob @ #26151: File in the nonsense drawer. (1 week, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #26158: Too easy.. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Reg @ #26142: Howdy, I think you meant Homophone when you wrote Homonym, and beater may be a homophone of beta for some, but for so many others it is really, really not! Sigh... would be a better choice! The rest of the grid was great. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spengler & JJ @ #26144: need some practice, keep trying (1 week, 1 day ago)

Mr Bongos @ #26151: Nice idea, kind of ruined by one of the clues being wrong (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spengler & JJ @ #26135: likewise Coren (1 week, 1 day ago)

Dee @ #26149: Liked this one because I’m childish too (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spengler & JJ @ #26148: we liked the ruby group especially. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26152: Wonderful stuff, well done. (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spengler & JJ @ #26149: I loved the 3 little piggies once I spotted it- JJ we didn't complete though - very tricky, well done -S (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spengler & JJ @ #26152: We can't agree (1 week, 1 day ago)

Spengler & JJ @ #26151: do hush Leadbelly, it was alright! (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26116: the Clown is bore form (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26106: piss (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26129: worst comment ever by Joe Soap. Zzzzzzz (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26130: shwing! (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26133: very good (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26149: piddle indeed. (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26151: File in the nonsense drawer. (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26131: im sure theyre called Simply Green. (1 week, 1 day ago)

leadbelly @ #26145: nice (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26152: A rare 5. Excellent (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26151: Lovely grid! I really like ones where you have to use your eyes differently. Conceptually good and also well executed despite slight typo. Good stuff, more like this would be most welcome! thanks (1 week, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #26150: Top gridding yet again from Aetees. You never fail to entertain :) (1 week, 1 day ago)

art @ #26145: good wall (1 week, 2 days ago)

Widger @ #26151: *She's goa have it (1 week, 2 days ago)

Dan @ #26149: Argh - of course it had roast beef!!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26123: Nice grid. Enjoyed it. Thank you. Aye, how undermining of me. Now, that's passive aggressive. You see the difference? I think I'll call it a day with you at that point. (1 week, 2 days ago)

personalpipe @ #26123: My attitude is just fine, I don't understand why you seek to undermine what is a pretty solid bit of work on Val Crow's part with a weak argument. It just felt a bit passive aggressive is all. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Binky @ #22003: What is a fishing cat???? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Binky @ #22005: I agree. Pants. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Widger @ #26142: excellent mix (1 week, 2 days ago)

Widger @ #26144: SBFC could also be -AT. or -LIP amongst others (1 week, 2 days ago)

Steve @ #444: No such thing as a top hole!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #26149: Very good (1 week, 2 days ago)

Widger @ #26149: enjoyable grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

VJ @ #26142: tough but fair (1 week, 2 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26135: Spotted half of the theme early but missed the other key element. Defeated, but fairly! (1 week, 2 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26134: Very tricky. Beat me. All fair knowledge requirements though. I learnt some things! (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26147: Clever idea- I think I'd have spotted Solomon Grundy if it had been worded as in the rhyme, as it was I found it too hard, but it's a nice concept (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26148: Good choices for the missing words. Original :) (1 week, 2 days ago)

Dizzy Di @ #25999: nice quiz but should have got the card games (1 week, 2 days ago)

G @ #26034: That was hard! Henry would not be a brand, rather a model. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #26007: Rodger they were universities not colleges. Never mind old bean, .but it was a nice quiz to start the day (1 week, 2 days ago)

G @ #26017: To blunder doesn't mean to struggle, it means to be clumsy, to make mistakes. (1 week, 2 days ago)

steve t @ #26131: great fun - thank you. (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: A fluent French speaker Amaryllis? Does the rest of the grid work? I did it but had no clue if it would work for someone French. He (hopefully) should see 6 types of fruit, 5 towns in Provence, 5 parts of a car and then a group of 4 made up entirely of 'fause pistes' with no fausse pistes of their own. My French wasn't up to getting a proper 4th working group together. (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26038: you are right of course mal but as me dictionary said I could use either, I needed that version to get the cow. glad you enjoyed :) (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26145: excellent (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26143: good crossovers and the os group made me laugh! I wasn't as keen on the letters- again it's too hard to find a missing word when it involves a big leap- but overall a really good interesting grid, I enjoyed, thanks! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #26129: That was unexpected! My husband (French Canadian) says he would use ‘fausse piste’ for a ‘red herring’...:) (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26142: Good grid. A Raspberry pi is a little tiny computer. (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26141: good grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26140: Really enjoyed the anagrams esp red herring! Very hard to get missing words when a common prefix has been used- I'll be honest I tend to avoid those words for that kind of group- I am however kicking myself over Inxs! Should have seen that. Overall, excellent, thanks so much for posting it! (1 week, 2 days ago)

david @ #26139: links are too precise projectiles for one group incorrect lock for another incorrect should have 10 but only got 6!! (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26136: the other two groups also have a couple of possible swaps. Red Herrings need to only travel one way. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Courtney Fish @ #26131: Fairly easy, but great fun. (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26136: Sorry to say that almost all of two groups are interchangeable. You really need just one unique answer for it to be a viable grid- lovely ideas and groups, interesting and different- just the execution. Good effort though! (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26134: good (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26135: very good, lovely theme and allowed for crossovers (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26133: Really enjoyed that! Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley same song- Leonard Cohen wrote it- fiendish red herrings, didn't get the eponymous link although found the group. Very challenging! (1 week, 2 days ago)

CT @ #26132: I guess you either know Pokemon or you don’t. I got lost with red herrings on Cup, Man and things that are laid! Found this grid difficult but maybe that was just me (1 week, 2 days ago)

CT @ #26133: Handel, Leonard Cohen and Sean Ryder all have one thing in common! Sneaky on the Cat Deeley group too, great wall! (1 week, 2 days ago)

:-( @ #26142: Raspberry Pi? (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jay @ #26139: No Duke Ellington? (1 week, 2 days ago)

The Clown @ #26116: Agreed - use of Gray is poor form. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #152: grood gid (1 week, 2 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #190: good gfrid (1 week, 2 days ago)

Adrian @ #23655: My answers footballers, your answer former spurs players who I believe are all footballers (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25518: Fun! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Adrian @ #23675: No french, no chance (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #26131: Nice one (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #26141: Nice one. Maybe ‘Material’ should’ve been added (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #26138: Good grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #26139: 👍 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #14884: good puzzle (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #26135: Good one! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Bothyboy @ #26140: Nice trip down memory lane (1 week, 2 days ago)

Phill99 @ #26131: Bemused obs - if you like this subject matter then try 25518 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fisty @ #26128: So when you understand golfing terms it makes sense (1 week, 2 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #26131: Lovely, my kinda grid! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fisty @ #26128: Break on the green, when you are putting? (1 week, 2 days ago)

mal @ #26038: I'd change co-write ( it really IS hyphenated) but solid otherwise (1 week, 2 days ago)

mal @ #26051: Got this quickly too! Fun though (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26131: very nice! (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: No worries Joe. Only tried it to see if I could make some kind of fist of it (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fred @ #5633: Clever (1 week, 2 days ago)

Nighteyes @ #26128: I'm OK with everything apart from the brake in the golf group. What does break have to do with golf? Was it deliberate to have a complete (and more) group which did not in fact exist? I refer to Brake, Whole, Gripe, Raged and Hold. All of them still form words if you remove the first letter. I spent ages trying to figure out which one was not in the "group". (1 week, 2 days ago)

ferguspuskas @ #25774: good grid (1 week, 2 days ago)

e @ #26132: Too easy. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #26119: Great idea, enjoyed this. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fred @ #6961: Yes. Card SHARP! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fred @ #5241: Poor (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fisty @ #26120: Stumped me (1 week, 2 days ago)

Fisty @ #26116: Gray is the American spelling (1 week, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26129: Sorry it's all Greek to me - well French at least - and my grasp's not good enough - only managed 2 (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26123: It's specifically a word puzzle. Why would pluralising a word be less valid as a correct answer than adding ise? But the thing is, that's just my opinion. I put it politely to the setter. How's your attitude? (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: C'est pour brouiller les pistes = that is a red herring. Figurative speech not translating in this case (1 week, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #26124: Liked the wordy one (1 week, 2 days ago)

personalpipe @ #26123: What's BinDipper on about? You could argue on most groups you didn't get the answer right to, on any grid across this site, that "you could add s" and it still be correct in your own tiny mind. It would hardly represent a challenge for a hard grid though would it? (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26129: What about "hareng fumé plus fort"? (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: Just my computer by the look of it. It’s sat there looking very confused (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: I’m sure the French version of the AA will respond well to that cry. Your review has now auto-translated but only when you’re looking at the comments from this particular puzzle. On the general comments page it remains in French - unless that’s my computer viewing a cached page. I had to cheat to find the expression for ‘red herring’ in French. Red fish doesn’t hack it. Then the puzzle solution auto-translated it back. (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26129: I should have thought that trying to translate MY French back to English would break the internet (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: And now you’re back in French. That’s weird. (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: I’m sure the French version of the AA will respond well to that cry. Your review has now auto-translated but only when you’re looking at the comments from this particular puzzle. On the general comments page it remains in French - unless that’s my computer viewing a cached page. I had to cheat to find the expression for ‘red herring’ in French. Red fish doesn’t hack it. Then the puzzle solution auto-translated it back. (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26129: Les Poissons Rouges sont formidable! J'apprendre suffisant Francais pour manger les fruits, mais j'étais flummoxé avec les autres groupes qui sont trop difficile pour moi. Je ne peux pas réparer une voiture, mais je peux crier "m'aider! Ma voiture est baisée" très fort. Bien, bon effort, visage souriante et clignotant, et allez oop avec la pouce. (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26128: I was enjoying that one Fisty - until the cat puked up half way through it. Sound grid Sir/Madam (1 week, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26126: Definitions need some work - also you need to be like your name says (1 week, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26128: One group should have liked 'synonyms' - quite good apart from that (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26128: As in life, it was the chicken that got me! Brilliant :) (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26129: I wasn’t expecting that! The explanation is auto translated (1 week, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26124: Good - not too eyebrow - a few more crossovers would be good (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mo @ #1396: 👍 (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26120: Me too- that's why you're getting so many grids! Not much good for anything else at the mo. Sniff! Get well soon x (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26121: yep, sorry, it's a typo (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26124: good (1 week, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #26122: I had no problem with hippo- yes it is an abbreviation but is still an easily recognisable animal. I also especially liked the 1901 group, satisfying getting that. (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26123: Nice grid Val. Not keen on the word group in that, while what you have is true, so is adding an ‘s’. I don’t think the change is tight or subject specific enough to work ideally. Other than that, enjoyed it. Thank you :-) (1 week, 2 days ago)

Goneril @ #26115: Loud vote for more non-English words/grids here! It can't be trickier than British vs American usage. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lush @ #26074: So, Mayday, what’s the connection with the names (Elwood etc)? (1 week, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26115: Challenge laid down Lorna. A French only, Only Connect grid - I may be some time. Like weeks. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Lush @ #26123: The use of tom is bold and clever. I was thinking of Faraday lamp which worked for street. 👍🏻 (1 week, 2 days ago)

bash_snr @ #26117: Glad people liked it. Sorry about the corporal rank, I was tricked by lazy Googling on my part into picking it from a list of what turned out to be US police ranks, not British. Sorry! (1 week, 2 days ago)

bash_snr @ #26116: Apologies if 'gray' was misleading. It is mainly found in American English, not British English. But it could maybe pass as a technicality; Google says that for every 20 times 'grey' is used in British English, 'gray' is used once. It's tenuous but I'm sticking to it :D (1 week, 2 days ago)

Mickeyb @ #26110: Should be Romero. Not Remero. Good grid otherwise (1 week, 2 days ago)

salmacis @ #26115: Maybe because there's no good reason why people should get the 'weights' one, unless you're fluent in one of those languages. I solved the grid, as I got the other 3 groups, and it was obvious it was some word in different languages. It's one thing to know the German for 'red' or 'twelve'. It's another to know it for a word like that. (1 week, 2 days ago)

cb @ #26120: Go easy, I have the flu! ;=) (1 week, 2 days ago)

salmacis @ #26116: I wouldn't say sneaky with the 'Gray' one, I'd say plain wrong. (1 week, 2 days ago)

cb @ #26121: I'm with Gaz. That ain't no drib. ;-) (1 week, 2 days ago)

jim @ #26122: good one salmacis. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Faith @ #8403: First I've completed (1 week, 2 days ago)

salmacis @ #26117: There's no corporal rank in the police force, according to wikipedia. (1 week, 2 days ago)

salmacis @ #26122: How the hell is anybody outside Manchester supposed to get that group? A hippo is not an animal - it is an abbreviation of an animal. Liked the 1901 group though. (1 week, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #26119: V tricky, v good! (1 week, 2 days ago)

Faith @ #26098: (1 week, 3 days ago)

chris @ #26123: good grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

VJ @ #26097: A lot of fun to do, but of course, doing the grids in reverse order makes this quite an easy one to do. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Aquizulis @ #26120: Very nice. Got tripped up by thinking that Food and Good don't rhyme! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Gaz @ #26121: REVAN? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Val Crow @ #26123: Sorry for spelling error (Nicolas) (1 week, 3 days ago)

MaraKenny @ #10899: Loved it. Knew it quickly but struggled on my complete lack of knowledge of knowing Argentum and Atomic Number 50.... (1 week, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #26023: good quiz but r.an out of time Got most of them couldn't distinguish between Irish and Scottish whiskies. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #26048: Would not accept dog breed only terriers ?? Never mind it was a good quiz though (1 week, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #26090: A nice easy one to start the morning off. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Hubby @ #26119: Simple yet fun. Nice idea!! (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26119: Really lovely idea, made a bit harder by some slightly more obscure place names, but overall I very much liked it, I'd love to do more in this style. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #26120: Excellent (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26067: Funnily enough, Sillius Bovinus is MY Latin name ;) (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26118: fly in American slang, yes; found that fly can mean arch, knowing or clever in older, English slang. Just liked it as it worked with cricket etc as a red herring (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26117: Superb grid, really exceptional IMO. Totally blindsided by the Hopper group (kicking myself). (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26116: Nice grid thanks, sneaky with the spelling of 'Gray'! 😈 (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26118: Nice grid, classic Only Connect. I thought Fly meant cool/hip/stylish. Egypt was a new one on me. Thanks (1 week, 3 days ago)

Mobi @ #26075: Good grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26115: Maybe... I've also noticed that people don't rate grids highly which include non- English words? I liked this grid but I've started to spot patterns as to why good grids aren't so popular. Agreed it deserves more stars (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26115: Nice grid, thanks. If I was guessing I'd say folks might be taking issue with the town in the ABC group stealing their 10/10. Groups should really connect with their 'lowest common factor', unless there is a connection crossover, which I cannot see here. (1 week, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #26100: Great grid! I thought of so many other possibilities for groups, but not those ones! (1 week, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #26120: This is great, and also had red herrings, which made it harder. (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26115: (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26115: Nice easy puzzle. Not sure why it’s slipping down the list with only 3 stars. (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26115: (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26112: As Verr says, there isn’t a unique solution and unfortunately that bollocks a grid up more than anything. We’ve all been there :-) (1 week, 3 days ago)

The Clown @ #25372: Cricket drives is very dodgy imho - square cut maybe but square drive? (1 week, 3 days ago)

The Clown @ #26050: Sorry but I feel the Stephen King sections are too 'niche' so don't really work for puzzles of this nature. More fitting for a specialist Stephen king site. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Goneril @ #26084: Lorna: ha! Always with pinky finger extended just so, one assumes (1 week, 3 days ago)

Budgie @ #24618: nice clues but wording of answers means perfectly good replies are not accepted (1 week, 3 days ago)

Budgie @ #24660: why is road not acceptable? why is close to not acceptable? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Budgie @ #25224: nice one, but pens and pencils are stationEry (E as in lEtters) stationAry as in stAnding (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rodger @ #8769: Keyword 'contains parts of the head' was incorrect ?! Needs included ? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26111: Excellent grid, very tough. Thanks. (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26084: My lovely Nan, bless her, RIP, once described another elderly lady as unpleasant to share a room with because she was "continental in bed". You have to wonder? One of her many, wonderful malapropisms. :)xx (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26112: Not a unique solution with these connections I'm afraid, Tin and Steel can be swapped in for Aluminium. I liked the Incu entry. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Goneril @ #26084: But doesn't continent become what you say it doesn't? (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26067: I chucked in laurel as a red herring but I doubt if that will register either! I used to have quite good ID skills on fungi but not enough to trust edibility- even the experts can get it wrong and end up seeing flying elves after a dodgy fry- up! *80}' (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #26106: Nice grid - cheers! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #26117: Great crossovers (1 week, 3 days ago)

Bothyboy and dee @ #26100: Very inventive as usual, we really do think you do the best grids - how do you think of them? Keep them coming (no pressure) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Bellend @ #26098: Dog shit (1 week, 3 days ago)

Will n @ #8000: Easy (1 week, 3 days ago)

Will n @ #2184: Easy (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26067: It’s a long time since I did microbiology. As kids there was a type we called a cow mushroom but what it was I dunno. Suillus bovinus though, that goes by the name cow mushroom or Jersey cow mushroom. I honestly don’t think it affects the grid too much unless one is a dedicated mycophile (1 week, 3 days ago)

Will n @ #10577: Easy (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26082: I liked it, thought it was fine as is. Present tense is consistent and allows the red herring, got the pool items group fine, got meander OK. Good grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26100: Thought I'd ease you in gently! I tend to try to gradually increase difficulty when introducing a new format, a) to test the water and b) so you get the gist and stand a better chance of success- I'm not entirely nasty! ;) (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26110: nice (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26106: couple of good crossovers there (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26102: Brilliant (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26101: Nice, especially 'Agin' 😁 (1 week, 3 days ago)

Roxy @ #26109: Good grid and topical! Mathew and Lois are spelled wrong (should be Matthew and Louis) (1 week, 3 days ago)

RBR45 @ #26103: Fake should be allowed.....and also variations of the really hard word to spell! (1 week, 3 days ago)

ferguspuskas @ #26090: excellent (1 week, 3 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26082: Crossovers ? - also is lounger a toy? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26110: Nice grid, thanks. You might have missed a trick though: 'Tern' would've been sweet here. (1 week, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #26082: Yeah - I removed the d from executed etc. because the connection is so familiar. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Fred @ #20928: Irritating when you get all the connections but the programme does not understand the words you use to describe them. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26102: Thanks, I'm learning a lot! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rodger @ #26103: 'Rulers' was incorrect !. 'False' was incorrect !? (1 week, 3 days ago)

Rodger @ #26007: US Colleges for #1 wrong ?!? (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26106: Enjoyed that! Not too tricky but made me think :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26101: Great! I really like these grids where I get the first 2-3 groups, and then work out the final one(s). Thanks :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Geoff @ #26106: Better to distinguish bossy parts or bones (1 week, 3 days ago)

Geoff @ #26101: Courts excellent, vegetables not so much (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26103: Really varied grid, nice. Had to go back thirty years to GCSEs for the Napoleon group. I must have listened more than I thought! Didn’t get the Peter group, the link is true but I would have enjoyed more if the link was a bit tighter. Good grid :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26100: Excellent! A little trickier than the previous two similar walls, as there could be more than one answer to some clues (holy moly!). Happy to work a bit harder for this one :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Goneril @ #26100: Holy moly my undoing. Fab! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Goneril @ #26103: This one seems to have some pretty obvious synonyms left out for the "Henry" and "sham" lines (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26098: Really clever! Enjoyed that :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26097: Outstanding! So clever, 5* (1 week, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #26097: That was indeed a very amusing neat grid to do! (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26090: Super wall! Liked the Fear group :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26088: Very good! I learnt a new type of tea :) (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26101: 5/5!!! One of those ah- of course! grids. Obscured, not obscure- perfect! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Bothyboy @ #26101: Like this one Dee - well done (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26097: Nice idea, thanks. A lot of fun. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26088: Excellent grid. Enjoyed very much. (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26079: Awwwww, thanks! You're a marmite lover- plenty would disagree with you I'm sure, but I appreciate the appreciation! (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dee @ #26084: Really clever, well done, not going to admit to how many I got but thanks for a great grid (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26067: Whoops- every day's a school day! Didn't know Alexanders were also called horse parsley! Also not aware of a cow mushroom before- is it the liberty cap- can't find a consensus on one species? Just generic "fungi found in poop" examples! Still, probably better known than cow- frisbee, think that was just our neck of the woods. Really glad you enjoyed. (1 week, 3 days ago)

Dee @ #26079: As always very different, and as usual the best on the grid, a brilliant mind, well done lorna (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26090: Nice grid, easy but a good mixture (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26088: Lovely grid- especially the tricksy gas group- great gridding (1 week, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #26084: I'd quibble with Si- both fine- power of a woman is also a song so recognisable; and if gig can mean concert surely it can also mean performance?!!! I think continent and incontinent can technically be antonyms, but it's a great group nevertheless. Really enjoyed this one (1 week, 3 days ago)

Jess @ #26068: Good one (1 week, 3 days ago)

Elaine Closure @ #26090: Easy, but fun (1 week, 3 days ago)

ROBERT @ #9207: MMMMMMMMMM NICE (1 week, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26067: My kind of grid Lorna. I think Mushroom and Parsley are interchangeable, but you'd generally get away with it. :-) (1 week, 3 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26088: Maybe 'films' should be allowed and a few more crossovers would be good (1 week, 3 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26090: Good - but needs crossovers (1 week, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #26073: Interesting idea, thanks for posting. Significance of 1922? Should 'Virgan' not be something like 'Virgin Islands'? Also 'Coll. of St. Martin' would have avoided the cutoff issue. (1 week, 4 days ago)

A @ #26083: Metre is spelled metre not meter. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #25606: Lol, wyd with post codes! 😁 Cheers (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #25892: Thank you, I think I just rated it 'fiendish' by accident! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #25921: Thank you (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26080: (1 week, 4 days ago)

Si @ #26084: Liked it but would quibble over 'gig' being a synonym of 'performance' - to me it means temporary job or concert. Also, 'the power of a woman' I do not recognise as collocations/fixed expressions like the other 3 might be... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26084: Great grid - enjoyed immensely. Just saw the 'Gap' connection too late. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ruth51 @ #26079: Very satisfying (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26078: Oh I should have got the Mill group!! Good grid with a range of general knowledge (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26082: Nice grid. Thanks. Perhaps 'Execute' should be 'Be Executed' to fit the connection? Also maybe something like 'Bob' might be a better synonym than 'Meander', which means to take a winding course. Cheers. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26081: Thanks for posting, I liked the 'Adventure' group. The movies connection (surely not 'starring'!) was also interesting. The others I'm afraid were completely lost on me. (1 week, 4 days ago)

KB @ #26079: Great grid, really enjoyed it (1 week, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #26075: Very good (1 week, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #26079: Fun - but took me ages! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26075: Enjoyable, thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26051: I was on the wrong wavelength, got the general theme, but failed badly. Great gridding though. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26067: Good grid, enjoyed. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26064: Monopoly or stations not allowed ? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26078: Nice work, kicking myself for seeing the Clip group too late. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26066: Thanks, very tough. too tough for me! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Binky @ #22027: You might want to check your spelling. 'which' is not spelt 'witch'. Ruined the grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26079: Nice one (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sudo Nym @ #26065: Crossovers and Metals are all good, but 'Astra' should be 'Astro' I believe. Cheers (1 week, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #26074: I found the list of names hardest- I think they're all Tory MP's? (1 week, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #26074: Which one was last for you? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26074: I echo Bob's question, I can't work out the group connection. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26077: Got well and truly stuck; good grid! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26065: Good grid, thanks. And pay no mind to the ill informed! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26063: Very nice wall, thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Mick @ #26049: Nice wall. I spotted the Doge link early on, which helped enormously! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26062: Top quality, had to wait and name those groups. Well done. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26057: Tough puzzle for knowledge. Maybe some crossovers and/or red herrings is a better way to build in difficulty and interest. Thanks for posting, I did enjoy it. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26054: Got the groups but the AW was never going to be a runner. Well done. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26049: Good fun, thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26053: V. hard, should've done better. Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

MizQuiz @ #26049: 10/10 - really good fun! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25610: Absolutely perfect. Thank you! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Science @ #26068: Pewter and brass are alloys, whereas the others are pure metals. (1 week, 4 days ago)

The Clown @ #25543: Definition of tripe: 'I failed miserably' (1 week, 4 days ago)

The Clown @ #25551: Is an iceman the same as a snowman? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Omegaman @ #25294: Islands succeeds or follows those words and the Zodiac group are astrological symbols. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26052: Nice, beat me. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26035: A very fine grid. Thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26065: Seriously Joe? So, for example, steel is no longer a metal? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26077: As usual - brilliant but fiendish (at least until you spot what’s going on - lots of red herrings in the meantime)! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26075: Good grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26077: Enjoyable but quite easy once you spot the theme (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26065: Lack of crossovers and brass and pewter are alloys not metals (1 week, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #26075: Loved it. Soft, strong, and very very long ;) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26045: *enjoyed (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26045: Ennoyed, thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

bob @ #26074: what exactly is the connection for the last group? (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26046: This grid is very difficult. Knowledge here is a bit niche. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #26064: Thanks, enjoyed that. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Nz @ #26068: The Jetson's dog was Astro, not astra. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #26063: Terrific stuff, really liked this. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26067: 👍 (1 week, 4 days ago)

Ped Ant @ #26064: Deptford Bridge isn't on the London Underground (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #26068: Very nice,I enjoy the car groups. (1 week, 4 days ago)

king @ #26069: Amazing wall dude, i really like it i always watch only connect it's my favorite show right now, and i love this wall!!!! :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Dee @ #26068: Couldn’t get the dogs (1 week, 4 days ago)

AstronomerRoyale @ #26057: The satellite of Jupiter is IO (io), not LO (lo) (1 week, 4 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #26063: Nice! (1 week, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #26063: really very good (1 week, 4 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #26062: Straightforward, but good fun. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jim Karna @ #26063: Excellent gridding! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #26055: Very neat, thank you. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #26042: Slightly embarrassed to get full marks...hic... (1 week, 4 days ago)

Camas @ #26064: Found it difficult as I have never played monopoly or been to London. Half way through had a few biscuits and a drink of water and it helped. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fisty @ #26055: Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bothyboy @ #26064: Great first go (1 week, 4 days ago)

Matthew @ #26055: Great stuff. Really enjoy your grids (1 week, 4 days ago)

Dee @ #26064: Fabulous - great first attempt. Got 2 missed 2. Well done you (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26057: Good grid. I would argue with you about Wessex being fictional! It isn’t a county, but it still exists as a place. We have an Earl, a radio station and everything 😉 (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26062: Nice grid. Not too tricky (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26049: 👍 (1 week, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #26051: Got this quite quickly - unusual for one of yours! Enjoyed it, thanks. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Trash @ #26054: Knew everything sooooooo easy! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fisty @ #14515: Nice grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #26051: Clever Grid (1 week, 4 days ago)

Dave @ #242: ed wood? (1 week, 4 days ago)

BigKev @ #26057: Quality board, enjoyed it! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #26048: Excellent grid, well done. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Meg @ #26004: :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Yeah No @ #19351: Many possible valid answers for groups: e.g., "violet" group = women's names. Green group = game Simon. This one's a no go for me. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Luskentyre @ #26051: Nice and different (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fisty @ #26011: Good grid, but maybe accept jack as a link (1 week, 4 days ago)

Will @ #25999: First 10/10 (1 week, 4 days ago)

Luskentyre @ #26034: Excellent grid. Lots of clever red herrings. (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26042: I feel thirsty after this (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26049: Really neat. Didn’t know that meaning of mate, so enjoyable and educational! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #26049: Some nice crossovers, was looking for a dog food group! (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fisty @ #26024: Cheers both, thanks for positive feedback (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26045: Please with myself when I spotted the mayor group! Nice :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

lou @ #26021: Completely agree with Bloss's point - silly inconsistencies spoilt this grid. (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26043: Missed two groups but should have got them from Bring Him Peace and Bada-Bing (forgot the origin of the phrase). Fiendish for me, but enjoyable :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26039: Deceptively tricky! Very good, thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26029: All fair. I didn’t know Swayne but that’s my fault! Good grid :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Fred @ #26047: Fairly easy (1 week, 4 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26024: Excellent grid! I think Tarantino is misspelt but it didn’t spoil the grid at all :) (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26044: Carrey might be mispelled btw (1 week, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #26044: Top notch idea, I was so close on so many but came away with 5/10. Thanks (1 week, 4 days ago)

Alex @ #26004: Fun (1 week, 4 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26043: Too specialist - no fun for the average Joe (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26038: Great! Had to spot the pattern, then check the links. Good fun :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

bloss @ #26045: took me two goes, but I got there! (1 week, 5 days ago)

bloss @ #26038: very hard! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Phill99 @ #26013: Sorry - I didn't realise until I tried it that I've spelt Tamar wrongly with an 'e' - well spotted Fisty (1 week, 5 days ago)

Big pants @ #26040: Different (1 week, 5 days ago)

Lush @ #26010: I was all over it.... (1 week, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #26019: Hard, but good (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26016: Apologies- I wrote mine then played this and noticed we have a slightly similar entry, it was unintentional, hopefully mine is different enough for it to not matter? I usually play the whole board before I submit but I missed this one. Glad I found it , very enjoyable. Again, sorry! :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #26017: Cheers, I did wonder about the inclusion of Pretentious, its definition doesn't seem to allow it in that group. Nice group with sponge bob. (1 week, 5 days ago)

anon @ #4227: Good grid - fine as a non car enthusiast (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26038: This one's a bit more me- back to my fiendish self :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26009: I just took it to mean "can be" rather than "are" yellow (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26009: I agree jollycorpse, but it still worked for me, this was a nice grid :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

anon @ #9921: V easy but great crossovers. Well done (1 week, 5 days ago)

anon @ #9921: V easy but great crossovers. Well done (1 week, 5 days ago)

Maggot @ #25999: Nice one! But nought means the same as zero doesn’t it? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Logan @ #25875: good crossovers (1 week, 5 days ago)

jollycorpse @ #26009: Hmm, probably should have swapped out tulip for something better, it’s a bit of a loose entry (1 week, 5 days ago)

Magoo @ #26018: Okay effort, boozy, though a little untidy in parts - - avoid duplicate words (it leads to >1 solution and isnt good practice). That wouldve freed x3 spaces for extra clues. I liked the church-related homophones (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26035: I really liked this one (1 week, 5 days ago)

cjn102 @ #26012: Really enjoyed this. Especially the ‘there reflex’ group - gave me a very satisfying eureka moment! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #26029: Good one (1 week, 5 days ago)

bloss @ #26021: I really enjoyed this, but I think it would be better if the format were more consistent, at least within groups - eg. the word goes at the end, or whatever. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Omegaman @ #25249: Bands not ok? (1 week, 5 days ago)

bloss @ #26010: theme for the win! I loved how my history of doing your puzzles made me worse at this because I spent too long checking for anagrams.... (1 week, 5 days ago)

The Clown @ #26007: Nice (1 week, 5 days ago)

bloss @ #26024: Tarantino Cross-overs tricked me! (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26034: great crossovers (1 week, 5 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #26025: John mayor? (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26021: brilliant but a bit too hard for me (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26012: Lovely, especially the songs line :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26033: Some groups pretty vague and lacking crossovers (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26010: It is crap but stupidly sentimental rubbish is what valentine's day is all about! xxx (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #26023: Cheers! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #26010: I loved it (1 week, 5 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #26012: Really liked the style of this grid. Was sure Be a tit should have gone in the other group! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #26027: Do you mean purple dye? Can a colour be invented? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Martyn @ #25999: Very tricky! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #26027: Do you mean purple dye? Can a colour be invented? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26024: Crossovers ? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fisty @ #26024: Sorry but it's just for fun, no overall scoreboard u got the groups (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jaz @ #25982: Loved the red herrings and got 'eat' and the camera one. Didnt get the DiCaprio line but thought it was clever. Sadly didn't understand the last one! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jaz @ #26011: Got them all but it wouldn't let me click them... Not at all surprised that there are fish in yours! (1 week, 5 days ago)

namelesshere @ #26024: doesn't accept "collective nouns for animals" (1 week, 5 days ago)

namelesshere @ #26025: i wrote "johns"; not accepted. i wrote "wrestlers" not accepted. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jaz @ #26014: Got the Dr Who one and nearly got the beatles one, but don't know my songs well enough! Really enjoyed it! Clever! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Phill99 @ #26013: River Tamar forms most of the border between Devon and Cornwall (1 week, 5 days ago)

namelesshere @ #25174: 33 seconds; boom (1 week, 5 days ago)

Phill99 @ #26023: This is probably easy if you're an alcoholic but hopefully a wee drop now and then will help you (1 week, 5 days ago)

MizQuiz @ #26019: 10/10 great wall! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Yve @ #26021: excellent..I failed though k (1 week, 5 days ago)

Stewart @ #26004: Protestant Church? (1 week, 5 days ago)

jms @ #26010: aww xx (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fisty @ #26010: Looking for your grids Jack. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fisty @ #26013: River tamar (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jack @ #26010: Grids on a single theme are just rubbish. (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26013: Nice! Took me longer than I first thought. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Bothyboy @ #26014: Tough one (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #26004: Very good! Enjoyed the Queen red herring and very clever to add the real one :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jaz @ #26017: Only managed one - well done! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jaz @ #26017: Only managed one - well done! (1 week, 5 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25999: Ok but no crossovers (1 week, 5 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #26010: People should respond with 'love it' but its not that great although nice sentiment (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jess and Hol @ #26014: 5th times a charm (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jess and Hol @ #26011: 5/10 would struggle to puzzle again (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jess and Hol @ #25982: 10/10 would puzzle again (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dee @ #26011: Well done bothyboy, not bad (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26010: I know, I know- it's stupidly easy and all of the groups are sore thumbs- I just wanted to do a mushy grid for valentines day! Love to all :) XXX (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jodie @ #25982: Like it (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jodie @ #25982: Like it (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jodie @ #25982: (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #26007: Very good grid. Good crossovers (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25997: Great, quite easy once you've spotted the link! Enjoyed that :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25993: Didn't get the Spirit group, even when explained! The Tow group was a good one and threw me in several wrong directions :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25990: Typo on Atlantic :) Good grid, took me a while to 'see' the obvious French connection! Thanks for submitting (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25989: Difficult one, very cleverly crafted! Thanks (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25987: Good spread of general knowledge, enough crossovers to make it a challenge. Good one, thanks :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #26004: Good grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

yo momma @ #25993: dreadful (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dave @ #26005: "Names from trades" seems like a concise and correct answer but marked incorrect ! (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26007: good (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26003: Absolutely- a lot of people do this- mine tend to look harder at first glance than they are- it puts people off. I like "figure out what to do" stuff, but that's just me. I'm a fan of the programme, so I enjoy solving the more conventional ones too. (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25984: Bit of a cheat that on my part as its more of an Australian term, but it worked with the red herrings! thank you, as ever :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #25968: That orange group is a real fecker (1 week, 5 days ago)

Knight @ #25922: Loved it! Cathedral spelt wrongly though (1 week, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26006: I got bogged down in the names. I prefer single words in each box but then I saw Murderous Mary and felt she deserved a place. Dumbo and Co. bit the dust. (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26006: Ugh! I don't know what's worse- the mentality behind the act or the mentality behind the people who TOOK THEIR KIDS TO WATCH! Not sure why you don't like your own grid (subject matter?) but as always, very well constructed. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ade @ #25942: Nice one. You get an extra star for using one of my favourite films (1 week, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26003: I dunno. I just ensure the first letter is a capital and then put other capitals in where they need to be eg. initial of someone's name. I avoid using all capitals unless it's an abbreviation or acronym. But that's just my take on it. People do all sorts of weird and wonderful things. Speaking of weird and wonderful... no worries Lorna. I wish I could say I did more of yours, but I usually open them and close them in double quick time :-)) It's just each to their own tastes isn't it? Stupid to criticise or fall out over it. (1 week, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26006: I'd take one look at this puzzle and not do it. I really don't like it, but on the grounds that people like different stuff I thought I'd stick it up here. (1 week, 5 days ago)

salmacis @ #25981: I couldn't work out what '/' was substituting for. (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26004: Very, very good (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25984: Very, very clever! And I learnt a new word "Chiack" (1 week, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #26003: I quite liked the concept of this- unfortunately for me I didn't know some of the references so found it doubly hard to both decode and stretch knowledge. Good effort, though :) To BinDipper- doubly grateful to you for supporting my prerogative to write weird and unconventional grids, considering you're not personally into them. Wish all had this "live and let live" paradigm! So thanks for being so decent :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25982: I got Eat as part of that group through luck really. Other than that the grid was excellent (1 week, 5 days ago)

salmacis @ #26004: Enjoyed the obvious red herring! (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25981: Clever code to solve the grid, hard enough to work for it, but solvable in 3 mins. Superb! (1 week, 5 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25977: Wordplay and general knowledge, nicely balanced grid :) (1 week, 5 days ago)

JonBob @ #25982: Couple good groups, with reasonable red herrings. Then the "rince" line which is a stretch to begin with, and really let down by "eat." (1 week, 5 days ago)

Katharine @ #25999: 10/10 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Dan @ #25999: Woo! First I've done in a while, happy to have completed it. (1 week, 5 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #26003: Cheers BinDipper, I think I did the lower cased boxes as ‘a way in’ . Quite new to doing these, maybe not aware of some of the rules. Would you have understood where it was going if I’d put the lowercase group in capitals? (1 week, 5 days ago)

Sean Sweeney @ #25999: Love it (1 week, 5 days ago)

BinDipper @ #26003: Hi C4. I haven't scored it because I think it would be a bit unfair of me. I'm not a fan of the 'different' types of grid. I like mine like the TV prog. Just personal taste. However, one thing stands out - the mix of capitals and lower case - it gives one group away and also goes against the one of the few instructions on the site ie. Begin each clue with a capital letter. So not for me I'm afraid. Hope you have more luck with other puzzlers :-) (1 week, 5 days ago)

Joe @ #25999: Oof (1 week, 5 days ago)

Andy P @ #25987: Good concept, not sure about the execution. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fisty @ #11864: That Australian malarkey is ridiculous (1 week, 5 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25999: Nice topical grid! (1 week, 5 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #26003: Apologies if you don’t think this works, just thought that I’d try something different. (1 week, 5 days ago)

Fisty @ #25999: Pretty easy, but nice grid (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pedro @ #25997: Mmm, this seems like a grid from someone else.... (1 week, 5 days ago)

Pedro @ #26000: Nice Valentine reference on the blue (1 week, 5 days ago)

D @ #25999: That was lethal! Well done. (1 week, 5 days ago)

jambalaya @ #13910: nice buti owlt dliuke to have un chgallengo next time homie (1 week, 5 days ago)

??? @ #25982: What are we meant to write for the bottom one??? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pol @ #25967: Nice grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25989: I enjoyed this, thanks, even though the Faraday group connection is way out of my knowledge zone! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Devon J @ #18827: I did this on my taster session - it was fun but hard (1 week, 6 days ago)

DanC @ #25989: Liked the phantom bird group (1 week, 6 days ago)

art @ #25990: good grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25989: Didn’t get close to completing, but nice grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Maddy @ #25986: Good one, got it at the last moment! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Pedro @ #25765: Nice one Lorna. Had a few restarts of the timer but got there eventually :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Bert @ #12807: so "found on the head" isnt acceptable and an ear is a facial feature ?? (1 week, 6 days ago)

bloss @ #25984: a gentler one! (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25968: The colour rows will always resolve into the same order, whichever order you solve your groups in, so when referring to a group it's better to take a fixed reference (e.g. cite a word) rather than "1st group" or "green group", which will vary each time :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25967: I liked this one a lot. (1 week, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25968: What the hell is that red group? I don't know even with the explanation. The Blue group is pretty weak as well. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Trev @ #25938: Nice one (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25983: Was calling hen a typo? (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25981: Thanks everyone. Haven't tried garlic dessert- one for Heston, maybe? :) Glad you enjoyed, Jahn. the gist is that the bracketed sections are written as they would be in the word, the caps, numbers symbols are phonetic/ homophones. Hope that clears up the doubt! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mark @ #25860: You must have been pleased with this one! Cracking! (1 week, 6 days ago)

steve t @ #25943: extremely enjoyable. Many thanks. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Eric @ #25962: The space group doesn't give you points for the words space. Other than that nice grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jahn @ #25977: 👍 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Eric @ #25948: It's nice that you tried something like this, but I think it would be better if you used different categories (type, contain numbers of animals, starters etc.) Also groudon is ground type not fire type ;) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jahn @ #25981: Excellent! Took a while until I got my eye in. Well done. One tiny niggle: ‘pee’ should be ‘pay’ (1 week, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25978: Loved this, thank you. The Guttersnipe group was inspired! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Lush @ #25955: Those bicycle clues! Good stuff. (1 week, 6 days ago)

J @ #24807: Passion has 3 s's Good puzzle (1 week, 6 days ago)

bloss @ #25978: Liked the 'good' group, even though I didn't get it! (1 week, 6 days ago)

bloss @ #25981: so fun! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Goneril @ #19321: True about the interchangeable pair, but I sort of enjoyed that. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nope @ #19321: Honey bun and muffin are interchangeable. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Goneril @ #25981: Not hard once I remembered not everyone is rhotic! Was sure there was gar(rrr)lic in someone's dessert. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Goneril @ #25978: Ooh, love this one! (1 week, 6 days ago)

dave @ #25980: half decent effort but inconsistent prefix and suffix rules lets this down (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25978: great grid, yet again! (1 week, 6 days ago)

DH @ #25978: very good (1 week, 6 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #1166: excellent grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #10405: poor (1 week, 6 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #9067: Good puzzle (1 week, 6 days ago)

ajav @ #24159: we love the cryptic style ones please do more we dont mind if you have to refresh the time a couple times we like the challenge! (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25938: Sorry- there's not meant to be the first gap in M ana T! (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #24159: Its up to you if you want to stick to rules- I'm of the opinion that variety is the spice of life but am also well aware that I'm not for everybody and am not offended if its not your cup of tea- just be aware some do enjoy so tolerate a bit of difference now and then, for those who think a bit more sideways! :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25977: excellent! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Nicko @ #8000: Loved the Welsh. Hated the misspelling of Obama's forename. (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25964: crafty! :) (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25960: the wordplay gets a thumbs up (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25955: lovely! (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25950: It's probably tiredness but I got "hungry hippos" stuck in my brain and it just wouldn't shift- last minute dash to the finish, all the more fun for it! (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25947: nice (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25944: I thought the groups and refs were fine, jury service technically correct but duty very recognisable and in common use. Hard one this- lots of chasing around. Well done (1 week, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25938: Yes!!! Shame about the font- looked better on the submission form- considered capitals for CL but thought it would confuse the format distinction between the soundalike and spelled parts. Also considered Q8- but anticipated the usual backlash about not 100% exact homophones! I I would also have been easier in a slightly different font (distinct from lower case L) but hopefully there were enough dangling carrots to get the gist and the subjects! Thanks, as always, for taking the time to comment xx (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25923: Liked this one. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Douglas @ #25948: Really, what’s the point? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Douglas @ #25973: Oh dear! (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25933: Good grid.just got it in time. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25944: Found the wild ones a bit of a stretch? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25947: Didn’t get pearl! Good grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25955: Good grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25955: Good grid. Tough (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25955: Good grid. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25958: Managed but un one was hard. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Tig @ #25964: Agree with martin... cereal should be a connexion (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25962: (1 week, 6 days ago)

Mobi @ #25964: Like this one. Thank you. (1 week, 6 days ago)

Stacey @ #25969: ❤ (1 week, 6 days ago)

Stephen @ #25947: Loved this one. Very well thought out (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jahn @ #25947: 👍 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jahn @ #25950: 👍 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Martin @ #25964: Good grid but could do with some alternative words for the connections, eg I tried Cereal Crops for the first and gun for the second (1 week, 6 days ago)

Jahn @ #25955: 👍 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Larry. @ #25958: Anagrams of secretaries general is a bit tough. (1 week, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25945: You put Queen in two groups... and One Direction are not a rock band! (1 week, 6 days ago)

JVIZE @ #25958: Very enjoyable - didn't accept gown as keyword but otherwise some nice ideas (1 week, 6 days ago)

Caz2 @ #2003: Never heard of Cohen as a UK supermarket - maybe a regional one? (1 week, 6 days ago)

Goneril @ #25938: Gutted it wouldn't take "charismatic megafauna." (Naw. Lots of fun!) (1 week, 6 days ago)

Me @ #25947: Good grid (1 week, 6 days ago)

SpaceCowboy @ #25929: Yeah, nice idea but as alluded too, New England is a region not a state, and Middlesex ceased being a county in 1965 (1 week, 6 days ago)

Dan C @ #25944: I spotted the groups duty, post and he wild but never managed to choose correctly. I think jury duty is fair enough (1 week, 6 days ago)

Dan C @ #25944: I spotted the groups duty, post and he wild but never managed to choose correctly. I think jury duty is fair enough (1 week, 6 days ago)

SpaceCowboy @ #24159: Far too complicated for 3 mins...i agree with Lush, took longer than 3 mins to sort clues out let alone categorise them....shouldn't need multiple goes to sort a grid, very clever i agree, but not much fun i'm afraid (1 week, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #25955: Clever but tough, only scored 3 :( (1 week, 6 days ago)

Dan C @ #25938: Very good. Kuw 8 could’ve just been Q8 like the petrol stations (1 week, 6 days ago)

Andy P @ #25947: Excellent, enjoyed that, got 10 but struggled to get there (1 week, 6 days ago)

Ballywhos? @ #25921: Pretty easy but satisfying! (2 weeks ago)

Rosemary Conquest @ #22686: Vienna most certainly is not in the Alps. (2 weeks ago)

art @ #25938: love this one (2 weeks ago)

M @ #25938: Brilliant grid - very different (2 weeks ago)

Ballywhos? @ #25947: This was excellent!!! (2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25938: Yes, I got II, but I was confused by Cl (2 weeks ago)

SophieZbx @ #25893: It was intentional, just a red herring for nerds 😄 (2 weeks ago)

art @ #25944: It's called Jury Service not Jury duty (2 weeks ago)

Suzeee @ #25866: Blossom spelt incorrectly (2 weeks ago)

cb @ #25922: Rubbish. (2 weeks ago)

Est @ #11828: Nice grid. I didn't know the pokemon things. (2 weeks ago)

NickW @ #25934: Thanks lorna (2 weeks ago)

Polyploid @ #25938: Maybe capital L in CL? (2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25944: the red herrings tricked me for so long! (2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25938: cool, cool! (2 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #25860: very good (2 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #25870: Oooooh so devilish. I'm not good an anagrams so I was a little slow but got all the connections. (2 weeks ago)

cb @ #25938: The I I almost flummoxed me, luckily the last category. (2 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #25884: A good one to start the morning off (2 weeks ago)

William Pallett @ #13368: Vote Pallett (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25938: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (2 weeks ago)

jms @ #25938: Good one..and happy birthday JerseySue (2 weeks ago)

Bemused obs @ #25920: Thanks Eddie, wasn’t sure if it was a bit too niche. (2 weeks ago)

david @ #25920: good grid not to difficult (2 weeks ago)

david @ #25921: Good one not too tricky with a few red herrings (2 weeks ago)

Joe Soap @ #25936: There were 2 or 3 red herrings in there but were easy to spot (2 weeks ago)

Andrew Pepper @ #10899: I'm not sure how iron is "our most common element" (2 weeks ago)

JerseySue @ #25938: loved it - great start to my birthday! Thanks (2 weeks ago)

Eddie @ #25923: Thanks for the info, Lorna. I’ve heard the weird ostrich noise but didn’t know it was a ‘boom’. (2 weeks ago)

Eddie @ #25920: Nice grid, thanks. I’ve toyed with Fleetwood Mac songs but couldn’t make anything as neat as this. (2 weeks ago)

Polpol @ #25920: Nice,think some grids on the other hand are getting a bit too up themselves ! (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25939: I really love the use of false groups in a grid, especially when they stand out linguistically as a type of word, in this case the plurals. Brilliantly done :) (and my brother showing me an old clip of Hocus Pocus by Focus was a childhood moment of joy!) (2 weeks ago)

VJ @ #25936: Fun to do, but for me there were no red herrings at all, each group went straight through. (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24159: I'll make some medium some hard some fiendish- for the sake of variety- so there's something for everyone.This site would be very boring if they were all too easy, if you need longer have a couple of goes, no harm. (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25937: very well done, lovely. Jumper lead threw me as I've only ever heard jump lead so my brain didn't go in that direction- but made perfect sense when I found the rest of the group, it wasn't a huge thing. Very good :) (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25936: I thought you'd done what sooooo many do, but it turned out to be a false group and a couple of more novel groups to follow, so I was nicely surprised! (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25934: silly, fun, tricksy, novel- right up my street! really not hard but top quality, to me :) (I do love a false group) (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25933: very nice (2 weeks ago)

Lush @ #25928: So many board games now and I can’t keep up. (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25923: 5 star grid- informative, fascinating, well constructed, fun. Thanks so much. If you're interested, male ostriches also boom. (2 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #25925: Straightforward but nothing wrong with that (2 weeks ago)

Andrew Pepper @ #204: The operating systems connection isn't quite valid; Android and Linux are operating systems, Vista and Leopard are versions of operating systems. (2 weeks ago)

Lush @ #24159: Just make it a little easier, Lorna, and I’ll keep trying. 3 mins is not enough to decipher, let alone categorise! (2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25919: 5/5 for quality (2 weeks ago)

Goneril @ #25881: Agreed: lovely but quickly solved. (2 weeks ago)

Goneril @ #25920: Excellent. Thank you! (2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25924: Amazingly I worked this out because of Zillah - who knew I even remembered her name? Fun grid. (2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #25212: Synonyms please when they all mean the same! (2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25933: nice one! (2 weeks ago)

Will @ #25921: nice n easy (2 weeks ago)

NickW @ #25934: Sorry, this one is just silly. (2 weeks ago)

Esq @ #25930: Nice groups. Checks need a few more terms to compare against (2 weeks ago)

Esq @ #25922: Happy to debate (2 weeks ago)

Andy @ #25929: Nice, not sure about Middlesex though ;) (2 weeks ago)

SK @ #23453: Nicely balanced (2 weeks ago)

LuLu @ #25929: Enjoyed the ideas...but New England isn’t a US state! (2 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25920: I'm glad that the false group in my head - sicks up, dreams up etc. was not a thing! (2 weeks ago)

SF7 @ #22536: Thanks for the feedback re words that should be accepted but this is beyond my control when making a quiz (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #25849: Really, really enjoyed this one. Thank you (2 weeks ago)

Amaryllis @ #25897: Nice work, thank you. (2 weeks ago)

Lush @ #18374: I was thinking German bight from the shipping forecast. Good stuff. (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #25895: Lovely. Hadn’t thought of the Woodentops for years. (2 weeks ago)

Nicko @ #4736: Just when you're getting tired of members of Queen, up pops Family Guy! (2 weeks ago)

Joe Soap @ #25922: Parts of it are very debatable (2 weeks ago)

Lush @ #20747: I spotted the sound like animals except for mousse. Otherwise it had me stumped. 👍🏻 (2 weeks ago)

Eddie @ #25923: You’re both absolutely right. Blindingly obvious, except to me when I submitted the grid...! (2 weeks ago)

Deb @ #15737: My all-time favorite. Thank you! (2 weeks ago)

Peter N @ #25924: "Joseph" is misspelled. (2 weeks ago)

Lush @ #20713: Gosh! Hamster is German? Well I never! Good work. (2 weeks ago)

Joe Soap @ #25921: Quite good - but I've seen a very similar one before (2 weeks ago)

Lush @ #25925: 👍🏻 Just enough challenge - some grids try too hard, this was fun. (2 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25923: Could also be 4 vowels, but nice grid (2 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25925: Easy, but nice grid (2 weeks ago)

Bemused obs @ #25921: Nice one, not too tricky! (2 weeks ago)

Nicko @ #6672: "winter sports" disallowed, albeit arguably more correct (2 weeks ago)

Jahn @ #25907: Sorry - submitted the same wall twice by mistake!🤭 (2 weeks ago)

Jahn @ #25919: Enjoyed this one😀 (2 weeks ago)

Jahn @ #25920: Nice grid! (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #25894: Very nice (2 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25916: Nice grid (2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #25872: Thank you. Really enjoyed this one (2 weeks ago)

Esq @ #25923: 1 consonant or 4 vowels? Nice (2 weeks ago)

Caz 2 @ #24016: Money can't buy a dog's love? (2 weeks ago)

Goneril @ #25919: Ha! Not super hard, but tricky and fun. (2 weeks ago)

Deirdre @ #25894: Enjoyed that one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Deirdre @ #25895: Good grid. And also right age to recognise the Woodentops! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nicko @ #3456: 10/10 and with one second left on the clock - the perfect challenge! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bemused obs @ #25916: Nice one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Deirdre @ #25914: Good grid, though homophones group somewhat tricky (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nicko @ #3757: Nightingale Square. Yes, it exists but why should anybody know of it? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Amaryllis @ #25914: I could have stared at the Dead Mouse line forever and not got it! But enjoyed the grid, thanks. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25853: Fiendish indeed!👍 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Miss Horsington @ #25903: Don't put two of the same number in it! A good grid though! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25913: I’m afraid I agree about the directors’ group. Also, I recommend you check out Dr Feelgood the excellent pub rock 70s band, rather than the mediocre 80s poodle rock album😉 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Nicko @ #204: the crossing types mean little to some Brits too (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25897: Good wall. Lots of crossovers! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25914: Decent wall. I was distracted by my own Hawaii 5-0 (Jack Lord!) for a while 😀 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25906: Fair comment! Not a classic full of red herrings - just about some things I like. Only one sort of crossover in there (the late great Neil Innes of course) (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Eyad @ #25903: This made no sense (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Amaryllis @ #25894: Fun, thanks. Probably helped that For Your Pleasure was (coincidentally) playing while I did the grid! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25916: Good grid! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mitch @ #25906: One of those You Know It Or You Don’t grids; I did it in thirty seconds (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lush @ #25912: The trees got me - I could see the palm link but not willow as a film (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Daz @ #25912: easy but good! No bad ones at all (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

ahay @ #25875: The Code group. So good. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

ahay @ #25863: Clever. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

CHARON @ #3146: Working animals - wouldn't accept beasts of burden? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

bloss @ #25908: Fair point! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Looook @ #25913: Good, except blue group is a bit too out there, more hints needed there. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25908: Nice grid. I might quibble about how strong the link is between jewels and vanity (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Esq @ #25632: 7/10. Britney songs a stretch (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est @ #2732: I don't remember writing that... (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ada. @ #2732: Brilliant stuff (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jonboy @ #25909: Good grid. Suggest allowing “photo” and not just “photograph” as a linking theme. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Paliotheos @ #25893: I got stuck for a while on this one trying to find a pokemon group, if that was intentional, very well done. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25895: Good one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25882: Enjoyed this - thank you (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25894: Nice one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pokemon Fan @ #25893: So many pokemon games! Intentional or no? (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25884: Good one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jahn @ #25896: Nice one (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lush @ #25895: I am old enough to remember the Woodentops! This was fun. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jonboy @ #25896: Good one, thanks (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jonboy @ #25897: Nice one, thanks (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lush @ #25896: Very good crossovers (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jonboy @ #25899: Good grid but would be better if your link syntax allowed “d day beach” as correct! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #9134: Town connection not good, overrated a little. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

CStamm @ #25783: Loved this one - frustrated at the beginning as I thought it was too difficult but then spotted the links... (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lush @ #25892: ?glitch. Just stating ‘test’ for 3 categories. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Amaryllis @ #25882: Very enjoyable ‘old-school’ grid, thank you. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

The Cypriot @ #25882: Top gridding, from the top gridder (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Mister Tom @ #25863: Didn't like this because too many of the Ibia group are either not words or are too obscure to act as functional herrings. Maybe if you widened the net to include all body parts you could include Hear, or Foo, or even Boom- which would be easier to hide. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

DanC @ #25895: Got the groups but didn't know the Woodentops so 7/10. Good grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

WTF @ #25892: (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est @ #12491: Liked it. Didn't get the blue group's connection. (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est @ #12486: Last two categories were tricky. A good grid! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est @ #25884: Liked it! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Est @ #12498: Liked it! (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Big Biggerson @ #1818: Should accept Clue as well as Cluedo, please (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

GG @ #25893: Good grid (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

GG @ #25868: Another good one Lorna - well done (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

GG @ #25870: Good grid Lorna (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25864: Very neat, thank you. Liked the Aquarium line particularly. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #25868: Excellent (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #25868: Excellent (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ballywhos? @ #25888: Wrote Game - Didn't work New York is not a capital, and 'Cities' didn't work Apple is not a phone, it's a company Samsung is not a phone, it's a company SNS (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

DH @ #25882: Good grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

yeet @ #25888: New York isn't a capital city matey (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ben williams @ #25888: vey hard game (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Big Biggerson @ #583: First one I've got 10/10 on hoorah (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

get lost @ #25888: Amzing (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

olivia thorpe @ #24660: your games poo (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

logan p @ #25887: sick game bro (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

erin (the ginge) @ #25887: idot (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

your nai hate you me @ #25887: jghejvheor;g (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

your name @ #25885: shit house (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

ben williams @ #25885: very good fun ps cracking plur (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

swaggy p @ #25885: amzing (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mobi @ #25579: Lovely grid with enough possibilities to intrigue. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mobi @ #25579: Lovely grid with enough possibilities to intrigue. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25872: It took me an embarrassing amount of time to work out there was a middle word! But then I really enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25872: It took me an embarrassing amount of time to work out there was a middle word! But then I really enjoyed it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25877: Great grid! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25884: nice! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

MAR @ #8355: Why not "bands"? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

MAR @ #1396: Good puzzle - worthy of the show! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #25881: Ditto. Clever Idea in theory, sore thumb in practice :-) especially as Haiku isn't spelled like that (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

MAR @ #2748: Not particularly hard, (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

MAR @ #583: Very quick. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25870: Fun (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

samiam @ #25881: nice but solved in under a minute (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25870: Very clever. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

jk @ #25866: dope (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25871: Well put together, fun grid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25872: Left me very confused. Entertaining, but tough. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25874: Fun trying to solve, but too tough for me. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mss Ng VwLs @ #25870: That was fun! Head was spinning for first minute trying to adjust to the format (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25876: Very tough, but well thought out. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mss Ng VwLs @ #25877: Sorry to hear this Ragnar, genuinely thought I had covered all bases. I'm curious to know what you had put for the other three for future reference. The connections are all quite specific so wasn't too much to consider with keywords (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25877: Excellent, well constructed and very clever, well done! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9107: Good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9086: Great grid. Top notch. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9074: I waited, 7/10 with bated breath for that last magical connection that had eluded me... and it turned out to be bloody railway stations.😒 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ragnar @ #25877: Wonderful connections. Keywords could be more generous (I got 1/4 though I knew all four.) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bearcules @ #25877: Amazing! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25875: good red herrings (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25877: DM was clever (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25876: too hard for me! clever (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Rory Harrison @ #25696: (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

watch only connect @ #1396: Everyone that says "Having something that fits more than 1 category" is a moron.. that's the whole point of the connecting wall... watch the show up on You Tube... If all of the items had exactly 1 group, the walls would be simple and pointless (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25870: a fun easier one (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Paliotheos @ #25873: I agree on that point, I think I might just re-make this one in a couple of days. I have thought of a couple of ways I can create a unique grid while preserving the red herrings (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #25873: That swap would work in giving a unique grid - shame to lose N. Carolina though because that’s your red herring for the States group which adds to the grid’s quality. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25875: Nice one! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ian @ #25875: Enjoyed the grid! Put together neatly Damn those red herrings! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25873: that's a shame cos its a great grid. Wish we could edit these (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25874: Thanks :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25820: :) :) :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Paliotheos @ #25873: Ahh, god dammit, you are totally right. Just looked it up an my memory had failed me on the front. I wish there was a way to edit a grid so I could swap North Carolina with Iowa, but alas. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #25873: Hi Palio. I love a grid that's loaded with a particular subject material. The only trouble with doing them is that it becomes difficult to keep a unique solution. Some time ago I attempted what you've done here with the same 2 groups and I couldn't do it. I THINK you can swap North Carolina with Texas or Alabama here and the grid still works - so that would mean non-unique I'm afraid. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Paliotheos @ #25874: I really enjoyed this one, that may be because this is one of the first ones I have managed to fully solve though. But I thought It had a really good balance of relatively obvious ones to get you on the path of groups and ones which are hard to unpack. Ended up finishing with 5 seconds to spare so for me, it was perfectly balanced time wise as well. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25874: Disclaimer- this one is an extra fiendish, it was made by request- if you find it frustrating, my apologies, I'll mix up some hard and mediums tomorrow :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

BinDipper @ #25820: Grid Creators' Job: Make as many grids as you like. Make them about whatever you like. Make them in any style you like (this isn't the TV programme). But follow the basics. Capital letter at the start. 4 groups. Unique solution. Spell them correctly. (Exceptions = number groups). Hopefully wang in a red herring or two, or a false lead - something to make it more than a straightforward test of knowledge. Critics' Job: Indicate flaws in the grid eg. Not a unique solution. Or entry 'X' doesn't factually fit that group. Suggest how the grid might be improved. Not critics' job: Reference to the setter's personal life, their autism, their particular needs, their virginity or otherwise, or indeed how many grids that person makes. This is not a recipe for making a fucking rocket. It's basic human interaction. Thank you for reading. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phill99 @ #25872: Sorry - but one of the 'Goods' should have been 'Water' Lorna - etc,etc saved me a lot of typing (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25870: I agree with you but I get so many complaints that they're too hard! I may do some extra fiendish soon- screw it! ;) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25824: You're right about brisling, but bristling also fine- both alternative names for a sprat. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25862: I'm glad you did- it was ok! I don't know Jake but doesn't matter as they're still places in GM. Games were more obscure to me! (not to most, though) good grid, deserves a place on the main site as much as any :) Do have another go (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

UrsaMedium @ #25870: Interesting concept, but easy to solve once you've worked out the categories. A few red herrings next time would make it a real challenge. :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25850: Not too difficult, but very clever and very circular! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25849: Great use of a false group- I didn't spot it at first so was lucky! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25872: Lovely! etc,etc made me chuckle for some silly reason! Enjoyed that muchly :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25864: Very good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jonboy @ #25864: Nice one. Not too hard. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25871: Good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25869: I quite enjoyed that but I didn't know enough! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Karen Fesop @ #25862: I accidentally made it public, thought I had made it private. Don't know how to delete. Sorry (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Polly @ #25824: I think it should be brisling not bristling, (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

mal @ #25862: Dunno who Jake is, don't care. I hate ''vanity'' grids (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Polly @ #25860: Very nice (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Polly @ #25860: Very nice (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

mal @ #25868: Cracked it! yay (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25864: Cunning.... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25860: Enjoyed this one (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25867: Top work!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #25849: Missing S at the front was a false group I didn't intend.... (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25860: tricksy! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Judith @ #10577: easy (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25844: Yeah, I can guess which one!! Sorry- I had my reasons for including it. :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jo @ #204: Clever! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25866: Good choices of groups to allow for crossovers, especially the political logos (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bazo @ #8387: Very good indeed ;-) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mss Ng VwLs @ #25844: Nicely done! One of the categories too niche for me unfortunately as is often the case (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25850: The answers are all there - very good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25820: Hi Cypriot, thanks for your considered and balanced input. I just wanted to clarify that I initially got involved in this because criticism WAS getting personal- comments such as "are you autistic?" and "Lorna, I generally do skip most of your puzzles, but it seems lately well over half of the puzzles published come from you. Skipping is fine, but skipping 50% gets a bit tedious" cannot be viewed in any way as constructive criticism and are not welcome. I do appreciate the tone and nature of your response to this ridiculous dialogue, it is much more constructive feedback. :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25815: Thanks, Laura! I'm sorry that I'm a bit too British sometimes, I try to keep subjects universal; now and then I'll add a grid on something closer to home- but hopefully there are plenty to choose from! ;) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25864: Brilliant, and I'm glad you weren't put off your stride :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25863: Great wordplay (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25834: Clever and fun! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25844: Another Great Wall! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

The Cypriot @ #25863: Excellent grid, very enjoyable (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mixu P @ #25863: Fiendishly hard. Well done. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Laura @ #25815: Sometimes Lorna's puzzles frustrate me because of how little british pop culture I know, but otherwise they're great - the most consistently good ones I find in the new feed! I'm very grateful for the rate of output. This one was particularly fun. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Craig Hendry @ #25863: Solved the wall but my usual poor anatomy knowledge let me down with the link. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25840: Excellent (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

The Cypriot @ #25860: Very good grid, some of your best work. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25850: Excellent (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

The Cypriot @ #25820: Fair enough. Speaking just for this grid, the grid creators group would've been taxing enough with just the names but hidden in word combinations! Wow. You can call me al group doesn't totally make sense but I would say it's the best connection in this grid. The group of 'groups in this grid' has been done before which is not a criticism, being a 'strectch' of a connection is, I cant remember many crossovers if any. Speaking just for myself, I like it when I make a connection or a connection is revealed to me and I think 'ah, that's clever,' even if I didnt get. Now obviously each person has different knowledge and different preferences which make each persons experience with a grid 'individual', I think the cause of negative feedback here is not solely aimed at this grid but an accumulation of grids from several users where the focus seems to be on quantity not quality. Dont take negative feedback too personally (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

MoBi @ #25694: The homonymes Shaun and Mode only work if you use or are aware of an English accent. This affects quite a l f people eg American and Canadian, many Africa and W Indian, many Scots and Irish. I have friends who struggle with this so it might be something you can think bout? (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9050: Cooper is not a type of ship. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9038: Grape as a shade of purple is a bit weak. Otherwise OK. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phill99 @ #25824: Sorry about synonyms - but I've just tried anagrams in the correct group and it worked OK (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9035: Hard to follow the hoppy clue with the sidenick typo. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

jagwkssataa @ #25858: hope you didn't die linken this wall! sorry. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9021: Nice. Also with the cheddar. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #9014: Band last names not accepted. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25849: Did green group followed by 'up'. And was confused by a non-existent group with 's' added at the start. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #25828: SMH. Just too good (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25852: Nice! Slightly more challenging and I love the double up. Loved STP. Good grid (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25850: That was easy, fun and nice, good mix of subjects and I like this style, it's clever. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

JonBob @ #25821: Very interesting! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #25848: Neat (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #25850: Generous! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25847: I enjoyed this, I liked the fact that two groups were similar in meaning (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Keir H @ #25820: Thank you, Ade. Glad you liked it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25821: Different! Really enjoyed that one, thanks :) (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ade @ #25820: Just to say I really enjoyed this wall. It made me smile. Thanks (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25841: You got me with anchor! Clever (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Me @ #2082: Whisky should have been spelt with an e (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Donuts @ #25818: I liked the HG group. The single words from groups seemed a bit spurious as a group. Can you add palindrome to the rotor group too (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Me @ #25824: Wouldn't accept synonyms for the parts group. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #25821: Innovative! straightforward once you see it. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #25818: didn't work for me at all I'm afraid. the Ulpa group aren't words, Mercury and quicksilver are basically the same thing, Rotor group is done to death. The other group is kind of ok... in isolation, but it doesn't tie in with the rest of the grid, because there's no potential overlaps. 2* feels generous (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Hubby @ #25828: Yep, it was good!! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

GG @ #25820: Lorna - you get involved in everything, you cant help yourself (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25840: Brilliant - love the PS references, great crossovers. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25838: Wow! Killer crossovers. You got me! (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Big Phil @ #25796: Not a bad grid with a couple of crossovers but Not knowing how to Spell Laos is a big error. (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

GG @ #25820: Lorna - you get involved in everything, you cant help yourself (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

GG @ #25779: Majority of Withnail takes place in Penrith, not London (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Ade @ #25800: How do you even know these things! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Keir H @ #25820: Wow, this escalated. To address everyone involved in the fray: Bob - Yes, I am autistic. And if you want me to improve on my walls, I need more criticism than “that was bad”. If you don’t and was just being spiteful, you come across as childish. TooCleverByHalf - See above. If you want me to get better, then the most you can do is give me some helpful feedback. I wouldn’t put “helpful feedback” in the same boat as “scathing comments”. Lorna - Everything that she’s said makes up the whole crux of my point. A thanks to her for being a decent person. Hamster - I guess name-dropping other users is self-serving from some point of view, I honestly just meant it as a meta touch. But you can make of it whatever you want. Just know that clashing heads with everybody and spouting non-constructive nothings does you no favours. I’m not asking anyone to grovel at my feet any time I make a wall, note that I’m taking my criticism from people who can actually give it. Not those who keep fruitlessly spewing negativity out of pure hatred, or just to try to tick others off. I have to say to these people Remember these sage words: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Which is basically a kind way of saying: Shut up, you plebs. - Keir H (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

jim @ #25825: very enjoayable (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

jim @ #25828: a return to form (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #25798: Great grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

chris @ #25828: Like this one - tricky to remember the combinations ! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

MooCow @ #25828: Cool and hard (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Mick @ #25820: Hamster, ToooCleverByHalf, bob- being nasty to KeirH and got called out for it- fair. Hamster nasty to Lorna too. Why comment if all bad? You all should apologise. Good grid, I got the groups, no trouble (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Donuts @ #25828: Liked that one, it didn't feel too fiendish, I think I just got into the zone but then before I knew it there was only 20 seconds left. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25820: Oh I didn't see Bob's comment about it being bad. He's right though. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25828: yay (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25815: Touchy. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25820: Read below. And bob has asked Keir if he's autistic. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25815: Please do skip me and don't comment any more. Plenty of people like mine. I'm not for everybody. Should I stop making grids just because you don't like them? Is that seriously what you're saying? Who's being self indulgent? My reply to ALL critics on this website is- set your own. Have a go yourself. If there's something you want to see, make it happen. Don't have a go at those who try. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25820: Pretty sure I'm the only one who said anything negative about this one. No need to invent pitchforks. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25820: I'd reply to that with: although Keir has given a nod to other setters- our names are clearly visible on the site for all to see- it was a test of observation- I've used site details as a group myself. I'm not taking it personally- this is not my grid! I just get hacked off when certain folks' only input is raw criticism, or when a group all criticise one grid- it's a bit too pitchforks and torches for my liking- criticism seems to attract criticism. Some people (TCBH) are just plain nasty- nothing constructive or improving about that. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25815: Lorna, I generally do skip most of your puzzles, but it seems lately well over half of the puzzles published come from you. Skipping is fine, but skipping 50% gets a bit tedious. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25820: Lorna, the only people who'd be able to get a group of grid creators are the creators themselves. It's very self indulgent. If you're going to make so many grids, you've got to expect pushback on this kind of thing. Don't take it personally. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25816: That's the plan, Pedro! The "catch on" moments are what make it more satisfying, to me. Really glad you enjoyed :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pedro @ #25816: I like how it looks impossible but once you catch on, it's a race against time. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25826: I learnt a new car manufacturer! Good, thanks :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25799: Clever. Hotblack! Too soon :( He’s spending a year dead for tax reasons. Got mixed up with iron (cross) hair and move (over) do, which would have worked in the groups. Nice grid :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25824: didn't except anagrams ??????? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25798: Great variety. Maybe one too many crossover clues? Really good grid though, thanks :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25827: DEEPLY quizzy! A lot of work in this, interesting and factsy- Kicking myself over RHCP :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

salmacis @ #25826: Roobarb and Custard, get it right! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25797: Superb grid! Deceptively layered. I lost points for using “synonym” as the connector, but really enjoyed that :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #25711: Wise up you lot get with the program. This was a good quiz but I would have got 10/10 if 'd not ran out of time (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25826: Nicely done- forgot about Azrael and wasted time looking for Phillip Pullman! Great wordplay (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25824: Nice, fun grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #25753: Good grid for this time of the morning. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #25752: simple quiz. But as Jonboy said it's a straw poll (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25796: Very good. I got lost with famous Simons but enjoyed that (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #25816: 👍 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #25821: Fun! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25788: I got lucky with some guesses, then got found out with the links. Apparently “they sound like something medical. That one’s an antibiotic I think” is not a precise enough answer :) Clever grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25817: bob- my daughter is autistic. What's your point? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25820: I try not to be mean on this site but I will comment if I think that armchair critics are getting a bit over the top- if you don't like it don't play it. Or make your own. Criticism is the death of creativity- if you want good grids, be kind and encouraging. Constructive criticism aids growth mindset but this is just bitching. Keep going Kier Lad, 15 yrs old but one of the best setters. :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #25820: Wow. where is numberWang when you need him. Require a decent grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bob @ #25817: are you autistic? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bob @ #25820: that was bad (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25815: Yep- my prerogative, Hamster, as I go to the trouble of making them. And I'm MORE than happy to see others use the formats I've come up with. (I do occasionally do original style ones). If you want to see more grids that are exactly one format, not deviating from the norm- write some! This is as much a fun mental exercise for us setters as it is a free service we're providing to you. Try to enjoy, it's only fun- if you can't, skip it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #9008: Cut loaf got me, never heard of it. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #9006: Nice (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Roxy @ #25822: Fun, even though I only scored a 4 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #8996: Arcane (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25796: Why would you not resubmit if you made a typo? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25815: I think these are getting a bit distant from the original style. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Hamster @ #25820: Getting a bit self indulgent. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

chupac @ #12698: Good theme, but some mistakes: It's Freddie, not Freddy. The game isn't over until check mate, not on check. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

corey @ #583: rather quick one (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25821: Getting into the swing of this! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jime @ #25798: Great quiz (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25821: Before anyone complains about this one- you're lucky to have it- we had a power cut! Had to wait for t'internet to stop hiding. :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25820: I'm honoured! And I had no idea you were Julie Andrews. I love the humour, and surrealism of this grid- I feel like I went to lean on the 4th wall and it wasn't there! I'd have given you 5 anyway, honest (without the name drops!) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25820: very fun grid though :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25820: The shame - I didn't even get my own group! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25815: Nice easy one but they're so fun to make! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25816: Yeah- I can't be evil all the time- I'm running out of eye of newt ;) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25817: Yeah- I was worried about x,y,z... Glad you're still with us :) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #25815: Really enjoyable (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Keir H @ #25817: Yup. Still not dead. But just to be clear, the alphabet walls are. They are EXCRUCIATING to make, so, RIP. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #25815: Right up my street 🎬 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

David M @ #25174: One group only but was close to the fourth when time expired. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

cb @ #25800: Ouch. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

cb @ #25815: Cinephiles rock...easy peasy. ;-\ (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25816: next level! Although I think the mash-ups across clues actually make finding the groups easier sometimes. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

cb @ #25816: Slow down Lorna!.....another goodie. '-) (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25797: You rock (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #25779: Not a Southerner, gutted I made that mistake on a class film, now realising how I made the mistake, originally went for films in the North, changed to Yorkshire, not realising I’d left Dead Man’s Shoes in there, a film buff hanging my head in shame. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25815: super simple (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25815: Welcome to the site David, thanks for commenting! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

David @ #25815: My first grid. Medium difficulty! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bringonthewall @ #25795: Seriously, they’re called collective nouns. I don’t often comment about the criteria, but there is no better way to describe the clue group. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Graham @ #10577: Quite easy. Took 30s, no wrong guesses. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25813: nice! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25788: Hi Kay- what did you put? (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25815: fun! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25814: good cross-overs (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25777: I meant either end- I thought "outside letters" might sound confusing. End has more meanings than "finish"- a rope has two ends? Makes zero impact on the game or the points, it's just the explanation. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25814: Great grid (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Intellex @ #25779: Clearly made by a southerner.. Dead Man's Shoes was set in Derbyshire. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25813: Brilliant! (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

anon @ #12: Too easy but great for beginners (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

chris @ #25797: Very nice (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Deb @ #12375: Didn't accept theatres. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

n @ #25777: it's not the end letters, it's the start+end letters. pah. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

kay @ #25788: Good grid, but make acceptable answers a bit more inclusive (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #25800: Tricky but very good. Has the desirable ‘ah I should have seen that!’ factor. (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

MoBi @ #25698: Good one. Thank you (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

anon @ #25756: Clever, but very easy if you have seen this system before (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25755: The hardest group was probably the animal name meanings- I used river horse (hippopotamus) and cane eating cat bear (panda) as the hook links for this group as these are the ones most people will have heard (they were in my daughter's animal facts book) the others were there to be searched for, you have to think a bit to see what could fit. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

anon @ #25757: Good grid. Was a bit stumped on 2 types (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25755: Which one was first for you? It's different each time you play! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25801: The effort shows, it's intelligently done and a lot of fun (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #8995: I enjoyed this one a lot. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

MoBi @ #25755: First clue impossible for most. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

MoBi @ #25755: First clue impossible for most. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25800: I struggled! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #8984: I personally disliked the rose rosa idea. The rest was awesome though. Those answers supposedly not working worked fine for me. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jahn @ #25801: Thank you! I am so pleased with this one. All 16 could be in one group. I had to leave out 8 of the 24 Tales. The Wife of Bath, The Canon’s Yeoman, The Second Nun and the Nun’s Priest may have given the game away too soon. Sir Thopas and Melibee are subjects of the Tales not tellers. Just left the Pardoner and the Shipman. 😀 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Em @ #25789: Good grid (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Kenty @ #19531: Please get spellings correct (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25788: Knowledge of medical terms made this a cinch (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #8940: A bit too much word play for my taste. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25789: I thought ‘rabbit’ for frou-frou and run! When revealed I saw the clever links (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25791: Cleverly done 👍🏻 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25801: great crossovers (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25793: 👍🏻 Spotted two jellies but got stuck (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25797: Sorry! Didn’t see it had posted. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25797: I got ‘hooked’ looking for fishy clues that didn’t exist! 👍🏻 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25797: I got ‘hooked’ on finding fish which didn’t exist! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #25799: Puzzles within puzzle - nice. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

minnietheminx @ #25799: Not as difficult as Lorna suggests, but a good puzzle which gets you thinking. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Poohbear @ #25757: Nice grid - enjoyed the theme (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25799: thanks Lorna :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Poohbear @ #25774: Love this grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25799: 5/5 loved it! Difficult, ashamed to say I took 3 goes! I got stuck thinking perfect joy- joy stick! Really fair and obvious once you get it, just good well chosen groups. Cannot fault it, full points! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25659: fun! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25702: fun grid! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25799: Lorna - this is one for you! Hope it is not too much. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25742: Blake's 7! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25780: The Peter Green group is particularly amusing. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25791: Excellent. Great overlapping possibilities. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25658: Dan -it says MOVED, not REMOVED. They are indeed anagrams, but specifically they are unadulterated but for the position of one letter only. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bob @ #25796: loas? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25795: Collective nouns !! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

puzzlywuzzle @ #25796: spelling error: "laos", not "loas" (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25796: Loas is a beautiful place. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Paliotheos @ #25782: Yeah, there a couple which can be swapped around and still work Ruby with Saphire and Emerald, Red with Blue (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25774: good one! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25779: Good for film buffs (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25782: sapphire and ruby can be swapped? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #25792: Nice Grid 🤟🏻 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Phill99 @ #25792: One typo - should be 'a' not 'e' on end of Santana (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: My therapist says my issues stem from my profound love of the sound of my own voice. I think I'm the Messiah, but in fact I'm just a naughty girl (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25743: Nice grid! "Hair" maybe not as firmly in its group as the rest? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25764: Harder than it looks! "Raver" a lovely trickster; took me ages to separate it from another group. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25744: Ignorant American here, had never heard of anything referenced in the group with "vision." (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25747: Gorgeous red herrings! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Goneril @ #25783: Fun! Quite easy once you spot what's happening. Perhaps surprisingly, it was the terrier that got me there. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Dan @ #25658: These are anagrams, not one letter removed. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25789: Nice, that was fun :) (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25766: Hi- sorry about that- no the box you see has nothing to do with accepted terms, there's a separate part of the submission form in which I try to include as many terms as I can, but they can be hard to check through as they can become hidden so you have to awkwardly scroll through. But it was possibly the result of a (cut and pasted) typo so apologies- hopefully you still enjoyed even if it didn't give you the points? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fusspot @ #25766: Doesn’t accept cycled . Presumably as you’ve no space before the dash. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: I'm Lorna and so's my wife (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: Will the real Lorna Please Stand Up? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: ok, sorry. I guess I'm a bit of a douche who needs to grow up a lot, I'm just attention seeking- I can't help it. I think it may be because I was breast- fed until I was 8. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

ConnectFour @ #25780: Caught me out with the ‘band changes’ connection. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Rodders @ #25624: What you are looking for is ‘outlaw’... (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: Stop imitating me (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25780: Hi this is just something a bit different- a one subject quiz; if it's not to your taste apologies, it's more for people into this sort of thing. More varied puzzles coming up! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

x @ #25761: so what's the connection with the ardiles group? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25768: Unfair criticism. Fine grid (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lush @ #2954: 👍🏻 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Spencer @ #25775: (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25774: Really well done, great construction and fun, nice mix of subjects. top marks! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25750: Just trying out the true or false grid idea- the hard part is that it's new so folks may not spot what they have to do, but I'm hoping I'm leaving enough loose ends to get a handle. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25755: Sea star is another name for a starfish- if I'd used starfish the entire group would have ended in fish, which would have stood out too easily. Thanks for your comment :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Spencer @ #25768: Extremely poor (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jack @ #25767: Very poor grid. Also Merkel isn't a prime minister. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jime @ #25750: Got me. I thought the false facts group was true and vice versa (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #25755: Great! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Wiz @ #25755: It's greet! But I don't understand sea star, not fish? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #10114: Hyndburn is not a town! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25755: Thanks for such lovely feedback! I'll try to do another grid like this for you :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #8199: Sorry but Surprise doesn’t work for me (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ChippyD @ #25747: Clever grid - (but what Cariad said about the extra B) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #25764: Tricky until you spot the i (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #8896: Never heard of most of these "coffee types". A sheltered existence I guess. Sigh. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #8890: A very fine grid (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25730: not a bad attempt, shame about a couple of typos but I enjoyed it despite, clever to include Red Dwarf (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25744: Good, liked the wordplay (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25697: I made sure that the missing words (*) would be sufficient as I thought it might be hard to define! Glad you enjoyed it :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25764: *Link- so easy to mistype!!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25765: e7odie, you inspired me to have another go at one of these. Love this format, really makes you tighten up your writing. Hope you enjoy :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

eagle @ #25756: too simple imo but good job wouldn't mind this gimmick for one of the sets and then other connections for the rest (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25764: Blah- That is the likn for that group- perhaps you mistyped? Zippo- No, they're the whole point. Ridiculously easy grid without them. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Goneril @ #25755: Oh, but it's so beautifully sideways. And it made me laugh. Might be my favorite ever! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

blah @ #25764: You might want to expand the criteria for the water category to include 'water'. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #1708: love this one (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Zippo McMurty @ #25764: All the i’s for a’s add to the puzzle but are irrelevant (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25647: Hi Laura- Red Hot Poker (flower) may be the common British name- Latin is Kniphofia. It's also called tritoma, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant. Thanks for commenting! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Cariad @ #25747: Good grid. Need to remove the 'b' from the 'culeadboard' clue? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25608: Hi Laura- Sit coms: Red Dwarf, Blackadder, Rab C. Nesbitt, The Young Ones Bands: Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, The Cure, Adam and the Ants Films: the Karate Kid, the Goonies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ghostbusters Kid's TV: Byker Grove, Henry's Cat, Knightmare, Dangermouse Mostly very British, sorry! Thanks for commenting :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25755: Wow, that's really kind! I wasn't sure if this one would work, as there aren't really true or false grids on here so people might not know what to do! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25747: I'm exactly the same Pedro. I love the novelty of this grid and will look out for yours in future. I'll definitely have a couple of tries! :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: Again with using my name- we need a log in system!!!!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dickhead @ #1875: The car rentals group was the only one I knew, so I must be a dickhead too! A clever grid. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25757: quality (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25756: Ha Ha! You did it! This is AWESOME!!! I'm a happy bunny :) :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Adam @ #17624: Chill out folks (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Laura @ #25608: these quizzes are cool, but it would be great if the answer description included each separate solution. As a non-Brit, some of these I just can't get even knowing the gimmick, and I'm curious! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tommy @ #14282: I love reading about Bible 'personnel'. Also, Brian Ferry isn't a river crossing, And also, I would say they are ways of crossing water, not rivers specifically. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25751: Easy but Interesting . Quite difficult to include crossovers though (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25750: Ridiculous and Pointless (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Laura @ #25624: never heard of "law out" as a phrase, didn't find any results for it either... (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bushy @ #25638: I got the sequences quite well but not sure of the connection or maybe didn't write the correct words you used. Great game though. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jane @ #3757: Really enjoyed this one. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jane @ #685: Didn't get the 'wall' but should have. Nice quiz (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jane @ #683: Really enjoyed this one. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Laura @ #25647: never heard of the type of flower so that clue for red hot really sent me away from the answer. still a neat quiz though! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jonboy @ #25752: Grid is OK but it is a straw poll, not pole. Also the connection definitions need to cover more options. Didn’t allow “bird” for one group or “nought” for another. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jahn @ #25750: Fiendish indeed - but v clever! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25751: Lovely! Easy but fun. I've been trying to find groups of 4 words which cycle back on themselves- I've managed one grid like that but now I keep getting stuck! Didn't think to use word pairs- great idea. Maybe you could have a go at fully cyclic groups? (just a suggestion) as you've got a real knack for this! Really enjoyed it, well done great grid :) (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Goneril @ #25755: Perfection! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Goneril @ #25754: Alas, a typo (Charybdis). Also there are multiple other answers that fit for the group containing "wedding." (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Amanda Duff @ #17624: I wrote drinks as the connection, but it was brands of soft drinks (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pedro @ #25747: Thanks Lorna. I like to do the fiendish ones that encourage out of the box thinking and maybe require a refresh before the answers are revealed to give me double time. This is my third effort so hopefully they are getting better. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Laura @ #25669: Once I saw the Captain Planet group, I knew it immediately! Couldn't piece it together, but still fun to recognize after. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

chris @ #25741: Celebs and Jamie Oliver !!!! no thanks (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

chris @ #25742: nice one (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Laura @ #25690: full house! fun clues. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Laura @ #25697: Had a hard time figuring out how to phrase the links because this was my first mashup quiz, but it was really fun! thank you!! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25726: 7/10 I couldn't get the connection for the Millsy group but it was obvious when I saw the answer. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Eric @ #445: Won/one confused me as these are not homophones in my accent! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25747: Some incredibly clever ideas in here- rather a lot to do, but then I set grids like that too! Bit hard to untangle the elements especially if it takes a while to work out why - I only saw it after it resolved. Doubly fiendish to have de- codes and red herrings (or lookalikes at least) in the one grid, but obviously a lot of work, thought and ingenuity went into this! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

SCow @ #25747: Loved it, best one yet! A bit easy though (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Aof @ #25741: Good grid. Lots of red herrings (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

salmacis @ #25740: Got the films immediately, but the other three groups were unguessable. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MrsS @ #25006: Robot chicken? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MrsS @ #25006: Robot chicken? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

salmacis @ #25744: I'm never too fond of connections which involve adding or subtracting letters, and this grid has two of the blighters. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MrsS @ #25005: There were no red herrings where there's a clue that can fit in another category. These are quite specific. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

salmacis @ #25745: Solved this in record time, I think! And then I couldn't get the Blue group as I've never watched it. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MrsS @ #25003: Too easy to find the groups but the connections didn't do it for me. Who is sasha? I put babies thinking it was things a baby does. Not enough red herrings, in fact none at all. Never heard of pete the cate (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MrsS @ #25000: I put animals not pets (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

MrsS @ #24999: I would have preferred the red herrings of the Microsoft Office packages to be a group, not just a red herring (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Widger @ #25743: *Dalmatians - sorry (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #25741: Like it! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

jim @ #25710: not for me thank you (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Becky @ #25731: Jam(m)ie Dodger is not a very common ice cream flavour! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Dandy @ #25739: Really had me there! Once group, all connections! (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Karen Fesop @ #25739: Nice grid, enjoyed it even though I missed one connection. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Liam Millsy @ #25726: shite (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

ste @ #8355: VERY. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25726: Complete waste of time - maybe that's the point your trying to make (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25731: Needs work - didn't like ice cream or African cities (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25728: Didn't like much - need to be a couch potato (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

You @ #25642: No it wasn't (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25730: Needs a lot of polishing - several mistakes (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25721: I didn't know about streamers and Youtubers (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tbone @ #25721: Think some toddlers found this website. Waste of time (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tbone @ #25724: Utterly pointless (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

da police @ #25724: drug dealing scum (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25736: I wish there was a 'report' button to remove this sort of rubbish. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ruth51 @ #25730: I think the last group should be planets not plants! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25730: Please do better with the solutions - element, space and cat should be accepted. Also, the Milky-way is not *in* our galaxy, it *is* our galaxy. And how is galaxy in the galaxy? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Widger @ #25709: very enjoyable (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Phil @ #25717: Very odd answers to this wall (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

your mum @ #25717: you were a mistake (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mitch @ #4165: Billie Piper isn’t spelled like the others; I’d query that as a group (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

your mum @ #25733: get a job! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

josh @ #25715: shut up crevas (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

josh @ #25715: shut up crevas (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

josh @ #25715: shut up crevas (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

your mum @ #25732: you should be ashamed of yourself (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jack @ #25729: Very bad grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

morgan bh @ #25720: i will give you a packet of chewing gum (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jack @ #25721: Very niche grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

leve @ #25724: dafuq (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Morgan @ #25726: gay (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

elen @ #25724: my boyfriend has a massive cock (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

the one and only dymondlerd @ #25715: rjay u wet wipe (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Morgan @ #25722: Best quiz ever, banging stuff dude (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Shaun nic @ #25711: Rats aint gonna last (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

NUTTY004 @ #25716: damn son (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25709: Again very good- polished (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

kyle green @ #25711: suck me ma you bunch of skinny cunts (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

heno @ #25711: i get on it every weekend with rany (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

burty @ #25711: i like buttys (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #25711: i fancey heno (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

zak @ #25711: i sniff outta chriss arse (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

heno @ #25711: i love the squidy black (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

miss borhill @ #25711: id knock the fuck outta heno (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

charlie @ #25711: i smoked liams mums pussy (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #25711: they call me dark chocolate (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

deno @ #25711: is a fat bastard (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Burtyboyy69 @ #25715: Absolute aids i got the correct answer but your obviously a bit broke (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

zak @ #25711: i enjoy LJ company (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

echo @ #25711: i love kenny (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

dsiujubhiuvfdbhdf @ #25715: aids (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

elen @ #25711: get at me for the heaviest steds aba (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ya boi @ #25606: Bruh! Post codes are the same as compass points (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ryan @ #25711: might get a oz of squidgy black tonight dno yet tho (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

burnsy @ #25448: its mean (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

daf @ #25711: i smoke squidgy black for fun (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

keisha @ #25711: i fancey liam mills (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ryan @ #25711: id rather smoke a oz of ched than play this (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

liam mills @ #25711: i have massive teeth (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bobster @ #25711: nah bredrin, not having it bro (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

zak @ #25711: this is shit (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

zak @ #25711: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

liv @ #25446: i don't like this quiz!! There is many flaws in this quiz. poor attempt. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

edi @ #22433: 10/10 quality! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bobster @ #25658: Yeah, it was aight I guess (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JustForFun @ #25711: Well it was Just For Fun (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25704: Ewww (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #25712: Beat me....some pretty specific knowledge needed tbf, but enjoyed it (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bearcules @ #25705: No mark??? Tough. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #25705: Animal group is waaaaay too vague (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Rodders @ #25672: Agreed. The trouble with Adam Sandler films is that once you’ve seen them they cannot be unseen. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fritzaps @ #25711: Not to tricky but still fun (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25712: I suspect people will easily solve this grid, but I don't know if the connections are too hard. Please let me know ! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25710: Excellent. Luckily I knew the songs and that helped reduce the other groups. Nice medalling with my head. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fritzaps @ #25709: A good fun grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25709: Another top one from Rodders! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25710: Should be nice and easy this one. I could have made it more fiendish, but I like grids to have a "way in". (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25694: Had an air of crudeness about it until the groups were resolved. Guessing that was deliberate, but nice grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jade437 @ #25709: Bit too easy but fun (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

me @ #25667: :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lush @ #25706: Good grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Daz @ #25704: agree both spoons and bowls....bad entries (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

RCH @ #13493: Best president ever! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lush @ #8011: Nice one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Daz @ #25705: nice try but too many bad ones... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jonboy @ #25703: Grid isn’t too hard to solve but the Episode IV link is hard. Thanks. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

jj @ #25681: very good, lots of red herrings. Except Psycho didn't work, darned autocorrect! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

julian @ #25694: Completely forgot about David Niven in Casino Royale. very nice. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

a @ #25704: stop moaning about "crockery" ppl, it let me have "kitchen equipment" I guess bowls would be played out the back of the pub? I've usually seen it played on parks though. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

a @ #25703: Biggs, Wedge, let's close it up. We're goin' in, and we're goin' in full throttle. STAR WARS FTW also nice red herrings (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

blah @ #25698: What JT said (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

sadia @ #2661: Homophones!!! not -nyms! good though! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25693: The rest of the grid was ok (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Esq @ #25700: Yep. Good one (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25693: There is an evergreen variety of birch, but true birch is a deciduous tree; "The Evergreen Alder or Toorak 'Gum Tree' Alnus (Alnus jorullensis) was first marketed in the early 70's as the Evergreen Silver Birch" Bit of a stretch? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fred @ #25704: Spoons are cutlery (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

cb @ #25698: Loved it...but no full house ;-( (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

cb @ #25697: Loved it, Full house. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

cb @ #25704: Bowls, at a pub? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Ezzer @ #25693: Birch? Evergreen? Don't think so (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25697: Thanks Joe- that's what I'm going for with most of these. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25698: apologies- just tested and you're right it doesn't work- must have made a typo but can't edit, sorry (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25698: they're both in the accepted terms! should have worked? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

kittymcg @ #25610: Excellently made. Thank you (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25701: Right up my street. Not at all hard but a lot of fun, and a very novel approach to missing vowels. Very good 5 stars (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25697: Surprisingly easy once you spot whats going on (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fisty @ #25704: Tumblers aren't crockery, they are glassware (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fisty @ #15509: Nice grid stumped on iums (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fisty @ #25700: Nice grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25670: Quite liked - completed very quickly - needed crossovers (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JamieQ @ #25698: Always a pleasure (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #25642: Good (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #25623: (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Me @ #25623: Good (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jonboy @ #25699: Nice grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Fisty @ #25670: Good grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JT @ #25698: Good grid but suggest allow relative/relation as well as family member as connection for that group. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25647: Mighta done it all given time. I only got `Plant`. But once sorted I saw all the sets. Nice one! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25672: Krista- if you've never seen Happy Gilmore I envy you! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25653: Royals,Hatters,Millers and Potters are also surnames that describe jobs (if you count royalty as work). (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25697: Apologies- should read Shaun not Shawn- hope it doesn't put you off :) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25655: Couldn`t get the semordnilaps.That`s palindromes backwards!! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25659: Took me 1 minute then took me ages to get `spinning`.Top notch grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25684: Was good, but would've been better of one of the qualifying animals was in the purple group. Shame. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25662: Salamis-cold nose ,cold feet-2 parts that get cold first-makes sense to me! Could`ve had cold front(weather) or Cold War though. Nice Grid. I like these ones where the clue for the set is in the clues for each line :-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25672: If I had known Happy Gilmore I`d`ve got full marks.Damn. Took me a while to see the others but I got everything else. Nice one :-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jody @ #25697: Clever - thanks (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25526: Glad you enjoyed, Mark. People either get these, or they don't. Like missing vowels, it plays with the way the brain recognises words. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25694: I knew James Bond had been a Sean, a Daniel, I was trying to remember if he had ever been a Prick? (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25690: It`s another grid where some of the clues are clues for the other sets-hidden in plain sight. :-) (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

chris @ #25690: Very good (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Krista @ #25670: Took me a while but I did it in time. Nice grid. Relies on quite specific knowledge-rhyming slang,alien races,bands. Enjoyed. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

kohnnie @ #25669: Captain Planet quite possibly the most obscure group I've ever come across. Otherwise a nice grid although GTI was perhaps too much of a giveaway (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JT @ #25694: Your name is a bit of a clue but it’s a nice grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Laura @ #2621: I love curling so this was the perfect quiz for me! I'm so happy! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25669: Yeah, the wind group was a bit niche. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25661: I liked it but didn't get the blue group. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

WordSmith @ #25690: Really enjoyed this, but disappointed with my 5 score. Only 1 group and 4 connections. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25670: I liked it! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25684: I loved this one! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25653: Enjoyed this, thanks. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

giantzides @ #25685: accidentally made public very sorry (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25683: Great choices of anagrams- less usual or predictable, good fun (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25681: I loved the to group, very clever! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

JT @ #25685: Too niche for a general audience (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25682: Thought it was fine, even though I didn't know all the Hey songs. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25679: Lots of crossovers! Clever (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25672: great (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25680: I didn't get close to solving this one. Too many names I just didn't know. I've not marked you down for this, as the fault is mine, not the grids! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25668: Anova group was sneaky- was hunting for other tests/ stats terms. Lovely work! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mark @ #25526: I really like these, and I think they are a nice variation on an Only Connect theme of 'missing Vowels'. Just managed to solve this one in the time! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25679: Nicely done, thanks. Like salmacis, I was so near yet so far... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

. @ #25682: poor (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25680: Very enjoyable, thank you, although I got a bit over-fixated on Brad Pitt roles (I’m a woman of a certain age...). And a nice KD tribute... (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25668: Good grid, but 'islands' wasn't accepted. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25670: Nice grid, got it all surprisingly easily. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25679: I could see the groups, but couldn't untangle them in time! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25668: Very enjoyable, thank you. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

ur mom @ #13120: evidence that this grid was not a golden age (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25683: Never heard of any of the elephants, which slightly spoiled it for me. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

jollycorpse @ #25681: Lol I guess so, there are millions of films out there. It doesn’t escape annoyance at the error but thanks. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis. @ #25681: It didn't ruin the group for me - I assumed there was another film called "Psychos"! (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Dave @ #25641: Good wall! (3 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #25681: Apologies, puzzlers. Autocorrect has turned “Psych” to “Psycho” and effectively ruined that group. (3 weeks ago)

limesnatch @ #22433: A really nice grid to solve. Extremely rewarding to figure out the answers. (3 weeks ago)

Aof @ #25673: Lots of red herrings!! Good grid (3 weeks ago)

neilb4god @ #25669: Poor Ma-ti, having to settle for whatever 'heart' is (3 weeks ago)

Henry @ #24998: Good Grid (3 weeks ago)

Aof @ #25670: Clever grid!!! (3 weeks ago)

Aof @ #25667: Lots of variety. Great grid!! (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #25663: Most enjoyable. Although I completed the grid I didn't get the ending in age one. (3 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #25650: Innovative. Very nice. (3 weeks ago)

PWFK @ #25584: Really struggled with that one, very tricky :-) (3 weeks ago)

WordSmith @ #25657: Only had seconds to spare. (3 weeks ago)

WordSmith @ #25669: Enjoyed this. Didn't know the Wind group at all though. (3 weeks ago)

Bearcules @ #25662: Ooh, this was meta! Well done. (3 weeks ago)

Bearcules @ #25663: Kicked myself I didn't get the countries. Good grid! (3 weeks ago)

salmacis. @ #25653: Nice grid, though I would never have got the fictional families group! (3 weeks ago)

Dizzy Di @ #25658: wow! it took to much time working out the thing were mixed up but I managed to get the connections (3 weeks ago)

salmacis. @ #25660: Flowers that are girls names could also be girls names that are flowers, so bear that in mind with potential solutions! I didn't really like the "two definitions" category, as it felt a bit forced. "Racecar" is one of those words I've only ever seen in a palindromes category. (3 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #25653: V good quiz. Almost got confused with all the fictional families. (3 weeks ago)

salmacis. @ #25662: "cold nose"? Am I missing something there? (3 weeks ago)

Aof @ #25663: Very good links. Makes you think a lot (3 weeks ago)

salmacis. @ #25663: Nice grid, not too difficult. (3 weeks ago)

Aof @ #25660: Really fun and difficult grid!! (3 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #25655: 7 out of 10. only because I didn't see the last clue quick enough. I don,t read words backwards!! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25659: These are probably the most fun you can have with an easy. Great format, well executed. (3 weeks ago)

Adrian @ #11560: Bit obscure on the connections. Ronaldo was born in Madeira (3 weeks ago)

Adrian @ #13152: Loved the flintstones red herrings. Great wall (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25655: really enjoying your grids (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25657: Brilliant! Had to have 2 goes- Got lotus and was looking for flowers so missed the cars. Very good, challenging grid, and nicely different (3 weeks ago)

rosbif @ #25626: ooops yep sorry about that, I wish I could edit these!! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25651: Apologies if this is too easy for you- I'm testing the format, getting a response. Constructive feedback welcome- especially if you've played the harder grids in this format (one letter moved grids). Thanks X (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25650: TooCleverToWriteYourOwn? (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25656: Really good grid- typo made it very easy but I loved your ideas (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25650: These two are deliberately easy as this format has been called too difficult by some- I'm testing to see if it's the format, subject matter or camouflaging that's confusing folks- I've gone for obvious groups and barely any camouflage- if you do find it ridiculously easy- well done you, give yourself a pat on the back- but don't say I'm not responsive to *constructive* criticism! (3 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25656: Sorry - I messed up with the lower case letters - but can't delete! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25650: Tho anok yoou. (3 weeks ago)

Wordie @ #25655: Fun grid thanks (3 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25634: very cool! (3 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8887: Enjoyed until my CARRIAGE was rejected 😢 (3 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25610: great one, but tricky! (3 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8884: Warmonger and Cold Fish work equally well. Grids should have only one solution (with chosen connections). (3 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8879: Did not accept "Carrey" either. (3 weeks ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #25650: Rid oic uloo Us (3 weeks ago)

bloss @ #25647: thanks for the clues! (3 weeks ago)

Timbaland @ #25649: Who knew Timbaland collaborated with himself. (3 weeks ago)

Lynn @ #25638: Thanks girls that was fun xx (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25578: Hi BinDipper- you've been quiet lately! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25505: Like a blister (3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #25578: I think I’ll give this humour with an edge a bit of a spin. Group of Farage, Rees-Mogg, Gove and Johnson - “They’re all Brexiting twats whose intellect is considerably smaller than they think it is.” See how that goes down. (3 weeks ago)

BinDipper @ #25578: I think I’ll give this humour with an edge a bit of a spin. Group of Farage, Rees-Mogg, Gove and Johnson - “They’re all Brexiting twats whose intellect is considerably smaller than they think it is.” See how that goes down. (3 weeks ago)

H @ #25505: What is a bleb (3 weeks ago)

H @ #25502: New method I like it ty (3 weeks ago)

Grandma @ #25638: That was brilliant Chloe, well done. (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25645: Very good (3 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25643: Yeah great show (3 weeks ago)

Iain @ #25638: Really well done! Great quiz and I'm frustrated with the answers to the 3rd and 4th lines! Excellent! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25643: I miss Firefly! (3 weeks ago)

Dan @ #25635: Argh, that was evil genius. I didn't get a single one because I kept getting distracted by words in the grid that fitted with other words in the grid. Well played. (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25637: Thanks, WordSmith- not sure where the word "missing" came in- I certainly didn't use it. Maybe just cos it's what people are used to? Glad you got your eye in- that's what these ones are about, for me. bit more satisfying when you get them than the easy ones, hopefully? (3 weeks ago)

WordSmith @ #25637: for 'missing' read 'moved to elsewhere in the word' Was very slow to get going and then did them all in quick time. Interesting idea (3 weeks ago)

Thomaths @ #25640: Banging effort with good crossovers. The kingdom group had me kicking myself when I got it (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25637: that's right Widger- they're moved, not removed. (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #8793: Excellent! (3 weeks ago)

Joe Soap @ #25640: 'Hotel' is bit weak and the hidden words need to make sense but the rests OK (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #10172: You got me! Liked it. (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #4582: Nice! (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers23 23 @ #184: You had me for a moment. Really enjoyed it. (3 weeks ago)

Rachel @ #25636: Loved it, (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers23 23 @ #8403: Stumped at first but once you get one it helps. Like it! (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers23 23 @ #15448: Good one! (3 weeks ago)

anon @ #25637: Easier than it looked (3 weeks ago)

Caz @ #23014: Yorkshire water???? (3 weeks ago)

Widger @ #25637: Not sure letters are missing (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25623: Enjoyed it Salmacis :-) (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25626: But why the capitals on ANY in the last 2 grids? (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25632: Me too WordSmith! Clever though. (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25634: Thanks Krista! Did the double clue technique make it easier? (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25605: Hi- good first go! I especially liked the glade group- clever choices. Some people dislike mixed groups ie Pink amongst surnames- not a prob for me but it's a heads up. Tricky part of submitting can be the linking terms boxes- there's a help button- this is what causes most complaints. Good luck with your future grids, I'll look out for them! (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25634: Good one! Nice,unusal format. Hard to understand at first but once you get it... :-) (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25595: I will do more like this BB- if you find some of the recent ones obscure-the ones woth lots of punctuation breaking words have a really simple trick to them- they're designed to look hard but be not that difficult- that is putting a lot of people off but please don't give up- Ignore the punctuation marks and look at the letters as if no caps. ONLY ONE LETTER will have moved- you can literally just read the answers! They're not tricky anagrams, they're just camouflaged. I hope that helps- I want you to enjoy these and feel proud/ satisfied when you get what looked like a tough grid- my intention is not to confuse people! (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25635: Clever! Clues hidden in plain sight! I LIKE it. No I don`t- I didn`t win!!(sulk) (3 weeks ago)

WordSmith @ #25635: Nice Structure (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25629: Good grid but that`s not ONLY ways to eat egg! I can eat a LOT of foods that way-that should be changed.I solved it but only just,but that`s what makes a good grid. (3 weeks ago)

WordSmith @ #25632: If anybody gets 10/10 on this I will be amazed. (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25630: Straightforward.But enjoyed :-) (3 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25633: Only complaint is that `Cartoon dogs` is sufficient IMHO Too many red herrings for me to get 10/10 :-) Good one. (3 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #25629: Oh lord, that's grown into a category in its own right now! Haha, very good, crossovers too. (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #25605: First submission so very grateful for the helpful feedback. (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #25629: Very relevant. Good Grid! (3 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #25595: This was fun, my favourite style of yours. I was going to start skipping your grids because I find a lot of them too obscure, but I'm glad I didn't. Hoping you'll do more like this :) (3 weeks ago)

Shivvers 23 @ #25633: Nice one! Lots of red herrings. (3 weeks ago)

Julie @ #2297: Too easy! (3 weeks ago)

Julie @ #8403: Not too hard. (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25631: That's happened to me before. You don't get as many characters as seem to initially fit- not sure why. (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25599: Ah- yes Jim! Typo, apologies can't edit! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25607: Great Debut! (3 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #25631: Aargh it let me type in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in full, I had no idea it would cut -nner off! So sorry, it looks rubbish and might not be recognisable to some :( also sorry to anyone not interested in the grid's theme altogether! (3 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25623: Yes, finding the right difficulty is the hardest part. I don't see it as my duty to make it as hard as I possibly can! (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25625: Very novel use of multiple same entries- easy only because I know you're too good to have put them in separate groups and therefore compromise the mechanics of the grid! It worked really well, surprising and fun (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25624: Terrific example of how simplicity can trip people up. This was challenging and fun (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25623: Brilliant red herrings! I'd have been a lot nastier than you and used more where they're not expected- everyone will be glad YOU made this! (3 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25612: First one of yours I got (3 weeks ago)

jim @ #25612: good. nice one lorns (3 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #22497: No should be allowed. (3 weeks ago)

Esq @ #25629: How do you like your withdrawal bill in the morning? Fun (3 weeks ago)

Esq @ #25557: Do you know if there is a way of editing a published wall? (3 weeks ago)

jim @ #25599: BronzEEd? (3 weeks ago)

Est @ #25606: Agree with Chris that the postcodes could also be applied to compass points - mainly because that's what i put, lol! (3 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25625: Should be very easy, this one. Just a bit of fun. (3 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25589: Yeah apologies wasn't happy with that group description, (3 weeks ago)

Fisty @ #25594: Sorry thought picked up plurals (3 weeks ago)

rosbif @ #25607: Thanks for the feedback, it's my first grid, wish I could edit it! (3 weeks ago)

lagate @ #25602: CHEERS (3 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25610: Absolutely brilliant 5/5 got caught up looking for Richards- only just got that one, lovely reveal. Perfect example of a well made, fun grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Randy @ #6833: Please update point 3 reference relatives. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25599: It's a reference to the start of The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring: Bilbo Baggins' 111th birthday party. He calls it his eleventy first birthday. Hope that helps! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25584: Is, not id- I've got a cold. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25584: I was super careful and chose only 3/4 songs- most of my original selections were indeed 6/8 but I googled all of the sheet music to check! The pop songs and Sound of music were hopefully distinguishable. The only knowledge needed to solve this grid was actually just telling the difference between the two Mary Poppins groups- no tech knowledge required- just an auditory imagination + familiarity with the songs- easy to tell that 4 are in waltz time. the hard part id thinking differently- about the music not the wording or facts about it. The specifics of the answer boxes were not required for points, just there for the sake of interest. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

chris @ #25606: Easy but OK, the post codes answer could be applied to compass points (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

SGub @ #25594: You need to put better checking words in please. I had jacket, not jackets. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #25606: (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #25606: Easy but neat (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

anon @ #25607: Not for me thank you (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

SGub @ #25599: What is an "eleventy first birthday"? Am I being thick here? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Donuts @ #25584: A bit niche as it relies on musical composition knowledge. Also America by Simon & Garfunkel is a 6/8 time signature not 3/4. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25607: I quite liked that group, made me laugh. It's only weak if the connection is hard to get. Easy but fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25599: Very clever. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25608: Apologies to non- Brits (or those too young to remember the 80's) if the subject matter is out of your purwiew. Write what you know! :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25594: Groups were a combination of very easy and really specialist. For the A grid, I'm a fan but I didn't get that :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25589: Good grid, but needs some better options when submitting the answers. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25607: I'd stick to either real planets or planets in fiction as a single category. The magic words group was a little weak as well. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25589: Plenty of crossovers but not too many. I didn't get the specific connection on the Stark group but I won't lose sleep :) Good one :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Donuts @ #25606: Simple one but they're bearings or compass points. They can be applied to more than postcodes (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25587: Good balance of connections. I didn't have the Avengers knowledge to get the connection in that group, but it was fair :) Enjoyed that (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Grob @ #25410: From a grammar pov, line 1 'intensifier' and line 2 'gerund' . (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Donuts @ #25599: Loved this one, also got the Indiana Jones moment. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25599: Got what you were doing instantly, but unfortunately 3 minutes wasn't long enough (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Aof @ #25605: Great grid! Lots of red herrings. Good fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25578: Thanks Wendy. I do see your point. I'm not that keen, personally, on the everything in black and white, "woke" zeitgeist- I agree with the sentiment, but I think that the often judgemental/ accusatory censure that comes with it can be more hurtful, come from a worse place, than the "offense". A slightly misjudged joke? Intended to amuse or laugh off a difficult subject. Directly calling an individual offensive? Intended to police how people think and speak, and to insult that individual, maybe feel a bit superior. Language like "sad old man" could be as easily, lazily attacked. I am soooooooo glad that there is a current trend towards speaking more openly about mental health. I think humour is an often dangerous but very important part of breaking the taboo. I HONESTLY think that Ossie's joke has been misunderstood- the joke is not that it is ok or funny to throw the offending terms about- as a sufferer himself I can see that he isn't saying that at all. It's not a joke I would have made but I don't think Ossie deserves a personal attack. I was being ragged on this website and when it came down to it Ossie was kind and supportive. Please give the benefit of the doubt. Humour is a grey area. Wendy I'm truly sorry you were hurt by this and I do appreciate your view but am playing devil's advocate for the sake of balance. Love to all :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25579: Cool! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25606: Easier than it looked and quite enjoyable. I also answered cardinal points! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wendy @ #25578: Ossie, that obviously struck a nerve, now you know how some others feel by your many inflammatory grids and comments. I'm sorry you have also had to deal with the scourge of mental illness, and it's great that you've been able to use humour as a coping mechanism. You can laugh at yourself, that's your call. But not at others. Have you considered how damaging it could be to others not in the same place as you, who perhaps feel ashamed of their condition and are struggling to ask for help, to see that 'the public' still think the mentally ill are a big joke, 'mad' 'lunatics' who belong in 'asylums'? Good for you if dark humour helps, but perhaps you could keep the darkest stuff private and only share it with those of a similar disposition. The majority of us are 'woke' for a reason, I personally was hurt rather than offended by your choice of language. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25579: Incidentally, while making this grid, I discovered that 'Passat' is German for a trade wind as well, but I thought that was too obscure! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25473: Didn't like this one at all, I'm afraid. The connections aren't strong and there is almost nothing to go on to get started. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Student @ #25473: Good quiz the verb one was difficult (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Student @ #25473: Fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Student @ #25473: Fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Student @ #25473: Fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bearcules @ #25605: Not sure why "female singers" and "whale" were not accepted (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bearcules @ #25606: Ditto the comment on compass points (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: I think Lorna has summed it up perfectly...whether people will be able to see past their own prejudice and appreciate her words remains to be seen (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: I think Lorna has summed it up perfectly...whether people will be able to see past their own prejudice and appreciate her words remains to be seen (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25606: The blue group are all also directions on a compass - which makes sense, since postcodes are based on this! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25605: Got the connections, but 'whale' and 'actor' really ought to be accepted. I tend to write the shortest thing I think will be judged correct. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25596: If you're going to have 16 names, I think the categories need to be a little more obvious. Apart from the NATO one, I still couldn't get the connections. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #8810: Three of four letter changes feels very wrong. I liked the ous goup though. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25578: This is the type of humour which always provokes a backlash- Those of us who laugh at our own situations can be a little dark at times which can feel uncomfortable to others on the outside. The intention here, to me, was recognised and relatable- some of the worst gay jokes I've ever heard were from my gay housemate in college. Likewise age, race; we all have a humour line we'll not cross, but it's personal. With this sort of "Gervaisian" humour I think that the intention is to create frisson rather than offence- if it does cause offence that is unfortunate and comes down to judgement or audience tastes- again very personal. Mental health an issue very close to my own experiences (I'm sure I'm not unique in that). I was not offended by Ossie's joke as I read into the intention of the joke- if it has a victim it is less the mentally ill and more the "quick to react". I do respect EVERYONE'S opinions here and can well understand why some found it offensive. I've had "offensive joke" grids put up in my name by other people- I was more peed off by the identity theft than the "ha ha- willies" stupidity of the humour! Love to all. Ossie, keep healing. :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #8809: I liked it, though not for everyone I imagine. Interesting idea. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Snake Eat Lizard @ #25589: Marvel superheroes? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #8804: 'Anagrams' should score. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25599: Really pleased, Jime! I love those "Indiana Jones' Hat" moments! :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25595: By writing grids I'm expanding my knowledge! (I don't always get it right) :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: And for the record Wendy I have and I am.....and humour, dark and otherwise, is a major part of the healing process...........mayhap you should not be so quick to make sweeping assumptions and accusations about peole based on a puzzle grid...because that really is insane!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: My dear Wendy, there are no limits to humour, as indeed there appears to be no limits to the narcissistic pious attitude of so many although I see that ageism isn't out of bounds for you....selective morals are so convenient aren't they! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Wendy @ #25578: Hilarious to make fun of mental illness, it could happen to you one day. I wonder where you'll go next with your super-cool anti-pc crusade, perhaps racism?? Sad old man. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

WordSmith @ #25585: I tried to add as much as I could to each category but it's difficult to get everything. The most frustrating thing is that you cannot edit, but without a login process that is of course impossible to offer. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jime @ #25599: Wonderful. I got it with 1 sec to go. Then finally got all the connections after the Australian clue gave me my final breakthrough. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: Moi!?...As if!..8-) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25596: I didn't mind it, although was chasing a Dahl and a US presidents group, but neither were there. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

blah @ #25585: You might want to include 'clergy' as an alternative to 'members of the church' - it's frustrating to get it right but not score the point. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Esq @ #25595: By googling your answers I'm expanding my knowledge.... All fair but super tough (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25598: Blue group, I like. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25599: Bonzer? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

bloss @ #25595: Oh, I have done all your puzzles! Thanks for your work. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

bloss @ #25599: This was fun! I couldn't get the Australian one, (due to being Australian?) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Joe Soap @ #25596: Didn't like it - no handles to grab (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Phill99 @ #25568: I suppose its a case of the famous quote by John Lydgate (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25595: I wasn't sure about the cakes, difficulty wise; I sometimes like to leave an end dangling to give people a start, but have one harder group or clue left over at the end that needs a bit of mulling over, when you've got time. Battenberg was my little evil guilty pleasure. Spongebob was a big hint, though! BTW I've done a few in this style if you like it? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25568: Ha! I know that feeling, Phil! I like double layered answers, more challenging. Don't expect harder grids to be popular- do it for the satisfaction not the stars. If you select the "best grids" category to play it gets really boring, because they're all the really easy ones; people love them if they can solve them, despite there being separate ratings for quality and difficulty. Do I sound bitter? ;) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25578: SHAMELESS attention seeking!!! :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

bloss @ #25595: This reminded me of 'answer smash' on Richard Osman's House of Games! I got most of the overlap words, but still found the groups hard -particularly the cake one, which was another level removed. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Phill99 @ #25568: The categories were British and Italian - 9 explorers gave plenty of crossovers to sort out - I thought I'd better allow explorer as an answer to stop people moaning - it didn't work (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25593: Sorry for another 3 false group grid- the idea was burning a hole in my brain and I couldn't resist! It's a tiny bit evil but the accepted terms should be generous- enjoy!?! :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

bloss @ #25576: Clever categories. I *almost* got there :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jade437 @ #25594: Tough grid, got green and purple quickly but couldn't get the rest. Got a bit bogged down with symmetry. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jade437 @ #25585: A lot of nice crossovers, and the green group - kicked myself when I couldn't even see it at the end! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: Moi!?.....As if! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25569: I googled it and initialisms are listed as a type of acronym- although some people specify that it has to be pronounced as a word, there is debate on the matter. I however awarded points for "initial" in the accepted terms- so no problemo? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25578: Yep, thought so Ossie! Agent Provocateur! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25588: I like that it turned out to be a wordplay grid, not a massively hard trivia quiz! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25586: Nice one (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Al @ #25586: Tri could be bi (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Pedant @ #25569: Be careful not to confuse acronyms (SCUBA) with initialisms (FBI). The former is a new spoken word, the latter is not. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: Oh.....and give yourself an extra point for spotting the irony in the comments....8-) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25578: Lighten up folks. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25569: Superb! So inventive!! 5* (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25562: Very, very clever. I was beaten by both steps of solving the 7f hours group - didn't crack the code or know the answers! Great grid :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #25585: Liked this (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25563: Very good! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #17355: The tea one, other 3 are two words. Cher makes one word (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

jms @ #25578: Not good (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #8618: Good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #13544: Yeah sapphires stumped me. Nice one (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Duncan @ #25580: Same thought. I like the red herring group idea. Still pretty neat (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #24993: Novella was a new one, would have been harder with more red herrings but was left with that group. Also would say weights is more apt than mass in this instance. Good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Me @ #25575: Should be ‘Tis not Tic (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

asdadasd @ #25578: Offensive (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Charlynne Bryan @ #25468: Love this! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #25514: Florin is a coin, old UK one. There is a forint which was an Hungarian coin. Night Market also perfectly fine. Good grid (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Dawn338 @ #25581: Excellent, homophone group got me! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25556: Ah yes, missed one. Always safest to put "synonyms" if you care about your score as its hard to list every synonym for a group (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Peekay @ #25579: No doubt....nice grid :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25551: I thought the two Snowballs were a cock-up.. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25578: It would seem that you did this deliberately?!!! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25580: Shame about the spelling mistake, as Carter and Trump make a good start on a red herring group. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Alias86 @ #25556: Could have accepted "hugs" (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25579: @Peekay: We probably had the same thought process with 'scirocco'.. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25558: Being a folk aficionado helped with this one! Good grid, not too hard, unlike some of the grids I'm faced with these days! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Peekay @ #25579: Incredibly similar to an earlier one i submitted.....bit random to both think of winds and VW's..... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Jeannie Smith @ #25578: I'm not comfortable with the use of a real persons name in a group that passes a subjective opinion. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Duncan @ #25579: Some neat red herrings! Gaps in my knowledge meant I didn't get two of the groups or the connections between them, but this was fun (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Alias86 @ #25578: Having them with lower case letters at the start makes the one group too easy to spot.. Also, I think including Sinead O'Connor in the "gone mad" group is a little on the nose (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Esq @ #25577: Yes One Direction as in a one dimensional straight line. I'm not judging their artistic merits. New to making up walls so apologies if stretching some connections. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

salmacis @ #25568: This would have been a nice grid if there hadn't been two explorer categories. (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25577: I took it to mean that a single direction, like a line, is one dimensional. Not sure if that was what was intended? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25577: OUCH!! IrishRomulan.....I think Esq used some "artistic" licence.....and very good it was too if I may say so! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

IrishRomulan @ #25577: Isn’t it One Direction? Not one dimension? (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25563: Someone had to say it :) (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25577: Very good, very clever, very hard- I knew what I was looking for but didn't untangle it in time, A real stretch of knowledge this one, but I do love themed grids. I kept treating coordinate as 2D which scuppered me! (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bearcules @ #25577: This grid was one dimensional... (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

GG @ #25562: That's Numberwang! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

GG @ #25563: That's Numberwang! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #22172: @ Jack: as a very small child I was convinced that my brothers real name was "Craigy" and that Craig was an abbreviated nickname, as I only ever heard him called the former! The cat is definitely called Jones, but as you see I've made that same mistake :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25576: This is great for fans and well constructed. It won't be popular (as you yourself predict!) but that is no reflection on quality, those who like it will love it. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Aetees @ #25576: This grid certainly isn't for everyone. I recently saw the Cursed Child and felt like doing a Harry Potter based grid. If you are sick and tired of the subject I apologise. Hopefully at least a few people will like it. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25574: BIG APOLOGIES- I accidentally hit submit on this before I was finished and it DOESN'T WORK! I have re- submitted it : # 25575 Hope you enjoy it, please ignore this one! (Shame we can't edit or delete our own grids!!!) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25575: Apologies, this is the working re- submission, hope you enjoy it! :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Mister Tom @ #22172: yeesh. decided early on to just leave the timer to count down. still 0/10 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phil @ #8403: i & 2 a bit obscure for me I'm too thick"! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Pedro @ #25562: Brilliant use of number types. Very enjoyable! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phil @ #1396: didn't have a clue about the add an A line (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25562: Terrific stuff, thanks. Joy Division, yay! I did find the mix of upper and lower case in titles a bit confusing. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

chris @ #25558: Excellent, intelligent grid. No celebs, girl bands or Harry Potter , well done !!!!!!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phil @ #583: And I can't spell first. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phil @ #583: Foest time I've tried it was ok. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

black person @ #13724: white (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jackie Chapman @ #12: Easy to solve but wouldn't accept anything other than exact wording - e.g I said 'group' but the 'correct' answer was 'bands'. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

rawr xd @ #1396: matt and emma: bloody stupid! can't have 6 chess pieces! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

rawr xd @ #1396: how does one escribir the last answer in the box, disgistaons (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

rawr xd @ #22025: soo hard, thought it was meant to be in german? Need to practise for gcse, asking for a friend (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

rawr xd @ #6140: so e-z lolol, que un noob (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ben @ #10711: Tip top. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25568: very clever tricks! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25558: good fun, how did I not see the metals (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25562: good grid, looked hard but actually a lot easier than I thought has I spotted certain groups (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25568: I really liked it, nice to do a quiz once in a while (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25516: Not as hard as they look- read the answers, it gives you the technique to solving them :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Phill99 @ #25568: This is mainly a history quiz but there are several crossovers to make it interesting (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25562: Right up my street and very challenging. I thought about but avoided binary for my number code grids- but only because I'm not clever enough! Base group beyond my maths, although I could pick them out and got meaning. I hope this gets the stars it deserves, I'm giving it 5/5 :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25551: that is quite clever and I didn't spot it (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25558: Nicely done (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Russell Crowe @ #21086: Mal is a tool (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Russell Crowe @ #25553: Paper??? It's spelled PAAAPPIRR (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Russell Crowe @ #25554: I am Robin Spud! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ade @ #25518: Nice one! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

jammydodger @ #25557: I often use 'chain of thought' - good group. The execute group needed wider scoring criteria. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Ade @ #25516: Cripes!!! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #25558: Should be 'The Senedd' instead of Cardiff (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bearcules @ #25562: Wow, a lot of thought must have gone into this! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25508: Nice one, thanks. Stared at the ozone group for ages without success...d’oh! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

steve t @ #25541: Very enjoyable - thank you. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lex @ #25557: Chain of thought ? And not sure purple group exact synonyms. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lex @ #25558: Good one. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Gavin @ #25556: Great fun (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jack Shephard @ #25420: We have to go back! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

BillyWizz @ #25549: Pity about the double Jay - There's at least a dozen letter homophones to choose from (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

ernst blofeld-finger @ #24450: not the end of the world jc. though by some reactions, you would think it was... keep up the excellence. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #25554: (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

BillyWizz @ #25547: OTT (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Esq @ #25556: Clever and novel (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

namelesshere @ #25551: The duplication is clever - there were two snowballs. Different kind of red herring. Nice one. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Geraint @ #25537: Great (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25553: Small typo - but still a good grid (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Geraint @ #25541: Nice grid! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25546: Needed twice through, but got there! Proud. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

bloss @ #25555: an easier one! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25553: Forward? Foreword? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25551: Drake is Canadian. and there's plenty more pets to avoid duplication (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #8731: Nice (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25543: Quite easy once you spot the theme - but still good fun (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #8730: Very good (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

The Cars @ #25547: Who's gonna tell you when It's too late? Who's gonna tell you things Aren't so great? You can't go on Thinking nothing's wrong Who's gonna drive you home Tonight? Who's gonna pick you up When you fall? Who's gonna hang it up When you call? Who's gonna pay attention To your dreams? Who's gonna plug their ears When you scream? (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Legotron @ #25543: Tripe (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Keith @ #10577: Good test (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

MinnieQuiz @ #25549: There wasn’t supposed to be jay twice, sorry!! There should really be an edit button.... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

anon @ #25546: Not fiendish - all gettable. Good links (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Legotron @ #25542: Piddlefog (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Legotron @ #25523: Scrutterducks (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #8728: V. Good (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #8727: Couple of issues, 'tree' and 'book of' not accepted, which seems wrong. Also, 'esther' does have a silent letter, does it? Same with 'butt,. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25542: Good one to warm up on (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Bearcules @ #25523: I am so smart, I am so smart, S-M-R-T, I mean S-M-A-R-T. I got 10/10. Really enjoyed this grid. Well done. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Verr @ #8718: Lots of fun. (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25541: You're very kind- I consider this one a bit of a cock up! Hey ho... (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25543: REALLY well done- I love multiple false groups, so fun to set, it's nice to solve one. Gave this 5 well earned stars. More please! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Jahn @ #25541: Enjoyed that one! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25535: Good spot- give yourself a point anyway. I tend not to have a different missing word each time but it could easily be a group- not intentional! I probably subconsciously chose those particular flies to be red herrings for the bird group. Horn was a false lead to trotter, house was a false lead to tv surnames, storm/ monsoon, but also sound like birds. A bit too much, though! (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

lorna @ #25542: Nice and easy one for a big fan of these groups (not the Mugabe one!!!) :) (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

Juju @ #2296: (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Juju @ #2296: (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Juju @ #2296: (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Juju @ #2296: Egg (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Juju @ #2296: Egg (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Pip @ #25520: Clever cross-over . Prefer it when there aren't bits of words on the grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Trench Rat @ #25542: Just a quick easy one i put together on my lunch at work. Enjoy (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

mcb @ #25535: you say flies i said add a word to make a bird, storm PETREL- house MARTIN-marsh HARRIER- horn BILL nice grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25541: Good grid. much more my level (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25541: AAArgh! I've just realised that by adding man/ men to avoid pedantry regarding mixing these terms, I've consequently made the group stand out by a mile. Knackered myself there! Oh well, you deserve an easy one. Doh! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25540: Spotted my MO! I'm going to have to change tack again! ;) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25541: Disclaimer: I don't usually do suffix/ prefix mixed groups: as this was a "missing words" group I've done it this once. Complaints on this subject won't be necessary! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

H @ #2661: Should accept Indigenous as that is currently the correct term - Native American is considered outdated. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25540: So many false groups! Or fragments of them :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #22776: Nice use of career, less of an easy spot (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #22776: Good quiz however I didn't got the goalkeepers, not a football fan! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Dizzy Di @ #22797: good easy quiz. Friends surnames have been done too many times though. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Cazlyn @ #22850: I got all but one right. Leaders in Civilisation V ????? I put ancient rulers and was wrong. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25523: Holly was a stroke of genius, to me! Many grids have had this kind of band group, but using word with a different form for sing. pl. took it to another level. I really appreciated the twist! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25537: Thanks, really kind. It's quite hard to judge how hard people will find these- as you say the device is so simple, but the camouflage does the job. Once you know the trick, maybe easier? :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #23073: Impressive knowledge for 11. More of a quiz than a puzzle, but I love a bit of variety so it was still fun. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #22400: Wow- seems like a lot of unfair criticism for this grid- I can see what you've done and why, and agree that sometimes tripping people up with a simple answer ca be better form than being overly obscure. Re- the soundalikes- as you didn't actually use the term homophone anywhere, I think its ok to add a homograph. I'm RP and got them, no brogue required. I liked that the body parts group was double layered and this degree of detail, to me, justified the simplicity of "the brain". I do slightly agree that passive may not work but that's more a query than a rant as you may have seen something I haven't- Hot may mean oppressive but in weather terms, not sure if it works backwards? Passive weather? Unless there's another form, if so, apologies. Sorry to go on for a long one but it irks me a bit when you get a group jumping one initial criticism and it becomes a bit of a cluster. Seems unfair, especially on a pretty good grid. Participation leads to appreciation- critics should have a go themselves. All the best to you :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25523: Liked this, thanks. Good magazine red herrings! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

cjn102 @ #25537: Very good. I found this really difficult - solved two and got three links. I was trying to work out full anagrams. Can’t believe I didn’t spot you’d only moved one letter! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

jammydodger @ #25537: Astonishing how hard it is with such a small change to the words. Can I take the opportunity to thank you very much Lorna for all these grids. And to all those who set them. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Goneril @ #17287: Virtually impossible for Americans, but clever! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25520: Good soft-drink misdirection :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25521: good grid! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #23073: territories AND islands. Good though (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #22388: yes but also all doctors (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25527: good groups! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #22400: agree with cazlyn (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

j @ #11431: agreed (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

ernst blofeld-finger @ #24919: had to visit grid twice. super gtid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #13910: great puzzle (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25532: And TBH you'd get a point for putting "song" "gender" or anything like cos I try not to be stingy with points! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yrieithydd @ #25529: All TV references, none of which I've watched. Though Friends is famous enough. Not enough variety (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25532: I NEEEARLY did- but there were so many this and that, male and female crossovers available from the lily group, I couldn't resist- and I've done Pratchett before- don't want to get samey. May again one day. I used the pop groups as the initial idea came from "Ladies and Gentlemen". Yes, more quizzy than most of mine but you never know who's going to know what. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yrieithydd @ #25531: Got points for "rhyming phrases" for dogs. Walnut has one l Don't remember Willow as a rabbit I have to admit (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yrieithydd @ #25532: Two pop music groups is skewed to pop knowledge. But liked plays and plants. Wanted a Pratchett group with Lords and Ladies (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

A @ #25529: Too usa (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25537: (I gave this four stars and enjoyed it a good deal. It seems to have gone down since; I just wanted to explain that that wasn't my doing) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Yrieithydd @ #22670: Word things need to either precede or follow for whole group (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Looook @ #25523: Holly is singular. It works. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Looook @ #25534: Thought heraldry was hiding in there. Nice. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25523: Not sure about Holly - but I suppose its singular - liked the rest though (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25525: I haven't learned how to judge difficulty yet when writing these. You're worried it might be obvious when you've burned an hour coming up with the groups, but of course once they're shuffled and there's only three minutes, it's far harder. I'll try for something easier for my fourth (there's one after this that's also probably harder than I expected) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25533: Well now, if you're going to go and stop just because something is contrived, you're going to put us all to shame! ;) Great first go- I struggled with the numbers but the rest was fun-ly quizzy! Good crossovers too. Totally agree with Duncan (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25537: Nicely done! I remembered the core conceit from an earlier puzzle or I might have struggled more. This was fun and approachable (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25536: Managed with my rusty French! Love a theme (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Joe Soap @ #25531: Interesting and diverse groups - fun though (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25517: Nicely balanced. I got the groups but not all of the connections. It was a pleasure (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25533: I like it much better with without the Ringo group. It gives you that pleasing moment of "well, I see three Beatles, but where's the other one..." (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #25533: Thank you for your comments! This was my first attempt. I didn’t realise about the system treating two identical boxes as different. Will bear in mind in future. I tried to create a Ringo group, but decided it was a bit contrived (‘ f fire’?). (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Verr @ #8688: Some highly dubious connecting here.. float and shake? Dragon and caterpillar. Not my cup of tea. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25514: night market? - life would be better. Florin ? - florint maybe (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25526: Hi Chippy D- did you solve it? Explanation below might help, if not :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25521: wow- impressed that it's your first- yes its easy to criticise but there's a lot to it! Well done for having a go (I wish more would- they might be kinder!) Praise was well earned I shall look out for your grids :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

ChippyD @ #25526: Was looking for a "devilish" category but couldn't find it. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25526: Sorry if these are confusing- if you read the answers it explains that the words are completely unadulterated apart from moving one letter only. I really thought these would be dead easy, you just need to get your mind past the initial "whaaaa????" moment. A bit of spacing, caps and punctuation is all there is to camouflage some pretty straightforward grouping. Take another look, I hope people will enjoy these more once they get the thread and theme. :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

x @ #25515: m or v could swap with j or m (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25522: 'Pain' not liked but rest quite good (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Roger @ #23643: Should accept Xmas !! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25533: great concept (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25411: I managed two groups I knew the connections for and was content with that. Tricky! It's nice when a puzzle gives you interesting things to read about afterwards (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

bloss @ #25534: good one! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25420: Very difficult - I didn't get any groups or connections. The groups make perfect sense with the explanations, though, so well done (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25533: Some neat clues (Little and John in particular) and a bit of general knowledge involved (I didn't understand Starkey until I looked it up afterwards, but it makes perfect sense now). Mostly it was the numbers that I had to guess at. It's a bit of a shame having two "VI"s because the system still treats them as different. I enjoyed it (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25532: Got the music groups ok and fluked the others (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Duncan @ #25521: Thanks, both, for the kind words! This was my first one - it's harder than I'd imagined! - and I'm really pleased that it's come out OK. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Seriously @ #18320: Stop marking puzzles as American if they are going to focus on British content. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25533: Not too difficult once you get the theme (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

gnu @ #25526: Can anyone really, 100% honesty here, even get started on grids like this? I mean I don't get half of them after seeing the answers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25530: I've seen the films but I'm not a fanatic - I got 2/10 (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25506: Sorry folks about the words that could swap places. I rushed and didn't think it through although it seems a good way to promote discussion ! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Louise @ #6833: "Contains relatives" not allowed for the group which "Contain a family member". Hmmm.. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25529: Only got Friends - I obviously don't watch enough Tele. For couch potatoes only (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25518: Like it - minimal typing for the answers (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

kohnnie @ #10577: Nice grid with red herrings in every group (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Idek @ #25529: the last one will say it is incorrect even if you typed in the correct answer. Just ignore it. Sorry for the inconvenience (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

vic you idiot @ #25506: Read and digest what iffy says (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fisty @ #25528: Oops I apologise, what an idiot (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

a @ #25528: Baltimore's not a state, n00b (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Wiz @ #24495: Puzzled that minimum found it fiendish, lovely grid tho! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fisty @ #25523: Good grid (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fisty @ #25523: Can't believe didn't get the singular bands (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Jahn @ #24698: Grenada not Granada Granada is a town in Spain Grenada is an island in the West Indies (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25525: challenging! :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25524: Problem with quizzy ones is they depend on what you're into; this was just a bit of fun for me but I'll go back to more puzzly ones now! Thanks for your comments :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Iffy @ #25506: Red Herrings are where you could have it in another group, but not swap for something in that group. If it still works the other way round there is not one unique answer so it is a poor grid. If you can lose it and its a sense you can swap them (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Elaine Closure @ #25522: Good stuff, well done. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

D Caff @ #25521: Excellent use of straightforward words and categories, mixed up beautifully in well constructed crossovers. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

vic you idiot @ #25506: thats why they are called red herrings (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fisty @ #25524: Always a Challenge. Too good for me (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Fisty @ #25522: Thanks (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25524: I know, I know- this is a bit niche even for my tastes, just fancied a change. Good luck! (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #24495: Fair point, as usual, BinDipper! Just discovered that E560, E461, E462, E464, E466, E467, E101, E300, E306, E160a & E1510 are all present in a raw, unprocessed, organic banana! :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25457: bit harsh- easy to infer from the group- one criticism was it was a bit too easy as it lacked crossovers, but I could see it being a useful and interesting teaching tool. And you've made me want to get some exercise, so..... :) (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25522: you're consistently good (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25521: Really well done- used up all my lives on the gravy group, great crossovers there, and the use of "turn" was inspired (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25520: OOOO I love a false group! You got me! Resolved in short time but didn't know screens. Nice grid. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

lorna @ #25518: Lovely work, good theme, nice and easy but a lot of fun. (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

Lav @ #17752: brilliant! love your grids (3 weeks, 3 days ago)

BinDipper @ #24495: Lest you go on an E number hunt and eliminate them from your diet, bear in mind E300 is ascorbic acid, aka Vitamin C. Not all E numbers are bad boys; not all would have a 3yr old climbing walls. :-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lav @ #24859: This is supposed to be easy!! Not in some random language. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lav @ #25457: This grid is rubbish. Unless you're taking a degree in Fitness, how are you supposed to guess "the effects of a sedentary lifestyle"? A bit generalised, don't you think? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

ChippyD @ #25458: Nice one! Real brain-mangler. Pleased to have got a 5 :( (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Barney @ #25508: Hard but good grid (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25506: couple of words could exchange places but good content (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jack @ #25507: The all caps hurt my eyes. Not sure about the Napoleon group I could find no evidence that Napoleon was involved in rollercoasters (the first one wasn't commissioned in Paris until 2 years after his exile in 1815). Similarly not sure what you mean by Rizzlers? is that supposed to be the brand of cigarette rolling papers Rizla? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25517: nice! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Kate @ #25512: Watson, Perry, Barker and Robson was the first group I found, but for a different connection. They are all halves of a pair: Holmes and Watson, Kevin and Perry, Corbett and Barker (Ronnie) and Robson and Jerome. 😄 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

BinDipper @ #25497: It’s a clever grid but unfortunately doesn’t have a unique solution so, in the vernacular, it’s bollocksed. :-( (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jennie @ #25515: (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25510: Thanks Lorna! I have been enjoying your work for some time now! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25501: Very neat, I liked this a lot. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25503: It took me a couple of tries (okay, several!) but enjoyed this once I got there, thanks. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25512: good crossovers (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25510: I loved this one, stylishly done, great crossovers, 5 stars (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25500: good one! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Yuri @ #666: Great use of red (pardon the pun) herrings. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

cb @ #25507: Rizla (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Fisty @ #25501: Thanks, yeah started from there and kept checking for ambiguity (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25499: not bad, good word groups (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25501: Best one you've done Fisty! Most impressive, I loved the many red herrings and brilliant turning on the one word- I assume that's where you started? 5 stars well earned (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

vic @ #25504: nice one (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

vic @ #25503: Very very difficult but interesting when it reveals (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

vic @ #25505: Nice herring group! Which ones were tenuous? Like the 90s bands, got the cars last (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25507: interesting history facts (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25508: good science group (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

vic @ #25506: you can lose your sight or hearing and they are senses (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25505: Some links a bit tenuous (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25504: trying to work out the hidden message- super cow-pat post? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25508: fun! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

bloss @ #25507: I think tango and foxtrot are interchangeable in those two groups? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

stephen @ #25484: liked everything but the adverbs! yikes! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pip @ #25502: Weird (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Pip @ #25503: Needed 3 Millenia to complete (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Smolenskoy @ #25484: Good grid. Got the adverb group really quickly, because I thought they were types of mood or state of mind (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #24495: thanks Krista. the E denotes that it's in accordance with EU food standards. The number I think is how many ways it will screw you up? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #24495: Lizzy-read some food labels, E numbers are stuff they put in food to do jobs like preserving& colouring that are NOT natural.They give them E numbers because some have l-o-n-g names and they`d never get it all on the packet! :-D Nice grid Lorna :-) (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #24583: I got a football one right! :-) And I only knew Pele. Maybe needs a few crossover clues. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #24660: Yup! same problem. Apart from that good grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #25088: Nice! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Eddie @ #25503: Just a fun knowledge-based grid... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #25489: Making them all synonyms does make it easier. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #25492: I only got one " effects` and it said I was wrong -wah!! ;-( (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #25494: Good grid,except I`m never gonna get a footie one! :-( (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #25496: There were so many ways these could be sorted that I only had time to find one! :-( (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25491: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25497: I say old bean, that's terribly clever! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

lorna @ #25500: very good (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Krista @ #25497: Too many Daves!!(with thanks to Dr Suess) :-D (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Spunkcup @ #25472: Liberties (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

jollycorpse @ #25497: A nice name grid. Good to see the underrated Dave Allen making an appearance. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Beef @ #18297: Why mark a grid as American if most of the solutions are easier to solve by those in the UK? (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Hal Jam @ #25491: Great grid! Two seconds to spare... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Hal Jam @ #25491: Great grid! Two seconds to spare... (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25490: Enjoyed that, slightly easier than many of yours! (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Virapondus @ #13425: Very nice grid. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Verr @ #8662: A very fine grid, enjoyed immensely. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Lufty @ #25492: A bit of a mess with acceptable answers. But also the ‘lash’ group could all follow ‘on the’ also. (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25478: Thanks, had fun with this one. Glad I didn’t try to get St Peter into the Rex Harrison et al line! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Simon Coleman @ #9875: Liked this though washing machine a bit cheeky (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Simon Coleman @ #8355: I like this one because the categories are not too hard to spot but there are many possible combinations (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Simon Coleman @ #6833: for answer to group about family member should accept reference to 'relative' (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #25492: Form - no (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25484: you do need to be careful with a suffix, so interchangeable- if I may offer advice, have one word at least that is unique to the suffix used- poor example but do able, forgiv able, lik able could all end with ing or similar, but ping pong t can only end able. I'm NOT suggesting that would be a good group, by the way! Just a demo. :) It was a nice grid otherwise (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

a @ #25484: the adverbs group is too vague, there are other connections... all things one can feel, etc (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Elaine @ #25467: Sorry I meant quality was 5 stars (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

MinnieQuiz @ #25492: I noticed the trans thing after! Very annoyed at myself! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

anon @ #25492: I was sure there was an OUT group, lash out, worm out, shell out, ground out. Only quibble would be that in the tran group, form needs a TRANS rather than TRAN (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Keir H @ #25415: Al Brooks’ real name is Albert Einstein. That’s the red herring. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25483: I'm not quite a pensioner yet but I recognised Billy Fury! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25485: I loved this, great idea! Knew just enough to get a handle on it but had to work so top grid :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25489: I really love a good theme! Easier than it looks though, once you get started. Very nicely worked together (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25486: saw 3, possibly 4 red herrings? Plasma was indeed tough to spot but I think fair. Good effort :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25487: I liked the Peter group in particular (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

boss @ #25489: should be coagulate (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Esq @ #25488: Good (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

cjn102 @ #25488: Happy birthday Lorna! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

David M @ #25467: (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25488: Happy Birthday to me (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

24601 @ #25486: Plasma - pushing that group! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

24601 @ #25487: Good, unlikely to have two wordy ones on the real walls (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #8659: Tow would have been suitable for this connection instead of bow. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

kpnuts @ #25481: Another nice grid Lorna. Loved the Harry Potter red herrings. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25485: Knew quite a few but not all - good fun (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25486: Ok groups but crossovers? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25478: It didn't take '6 wives' but never mind - it was interesting anyway (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25484: Easy 10/10 in 12 clicks - good groupings but lacking crossovers (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

gnu @ #25483: Billy Fury is equally unknown to the non-pensioners here. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25479: Looked impossible at first, but then completed well within time! Good fun. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

@euphemeister @ #25467: I'm totally useless at these, but love the challenge (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Rob @ #25467: Made same connection as Tom - added 'os' for the myth group (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #25479: Brilliant and original. Thanks for setting! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

koshatnik @ #25481: Clever grid. Somehow got the groups but would never have got the film connection. Like the Potter herrings (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

n @ #19597: poop (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25479: Had fun with this one, thanks. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #8679: Connection terms stink. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Verr @ #8656: Thanks (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ade @ #25407: Excellent. Thank you (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #20921: Lovely red herrings especially Ragnaroc (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ade @ #25425: Too clever for me (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #22305: a really clever grid- I've always had a blind spot for words with a letter missing, but a perfectly fair solution. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #20927: I'm going through some old Aetees grids- one of the masters- to try to get the balance right between good construction and difficulty level. This is a perfect example, really nice. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25458: Different (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

AmeliR @ #25467: you can swap entries so it is not a unique solution (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

AdaF @ #25467: Brilliant! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25465: Really good :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

namelesshere @ #25458: brilliant! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

DaveD @ #25467: two groups are interchangeable- doubles and deuce (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

namelesshere @ #25463: Good grid! Tough (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25475: It's so easy to miss a mistake before posting! Shame we can't edit these- I've had some absolute disasters! Your ideas were sound :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25478: Good grid, really interesting facts! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

jms @ #25246: Good grid, with a few red herrings (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Critique @ #18196: The connection in the "shoe" group is much too broad, and the connection in the "bore" group is pretty dull. Liked the other two, though. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Morgan @ #25475: I’m a complete idiot, that’s where the animal is! It was meant to be dog but I’m too much of a spoon to miss out on that (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

minnietheminx @ #25475: That's what I was thinking! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

H @ #25475: Where’s the animal in Dodger? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

jms @ #25458: Really good! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25430: So easily done Phill99- good effort nonetheless! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: Thanks Arthur- maybe misdirections would be a better term? :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25472: Brilliant (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

arthur b ablabab @ #25427: Oh, I thought to call it a false group you'd need 4 items to fit that group. I did see a couple of them then. Although I lack the general knowledge to spot the greek myth ones or the vocabulary to spot the synonyms. Thanks for pointing them out anyway Lorna. PS. How could a block function work when no-one even has to sign up or sign in on this site? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Phill99 @ #25430: Sorry about Grace - I scribbled Glare in my notes and obviously didn't check it properly before submitting (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #12698: Neat (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Anon @ #11343: Good grid. Well themed (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Katharine @ #25467: First wall I've ever scored 10/10 on (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Ria @ #25467: Good grid. Connections took some thinking about (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Troyster68 @ #25467: (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Tom @ #25467: Had "can add os" for the myth group. I guess that BIOS isn't the first thing that leaps to everyone's mind? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

SGub @ #25420: How am I supposed to know what kind of car you have? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pedro @ #25472: Nice reference to rubber boots, you must be from North Scotland! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Steve @ #25430: Erm, Elgar isn't an anagram of Grace? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Took @ #8403: Difficult (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25469: Learned something today! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Andy the Hat @ #25467: Hit the wrong button before inputting my (correct) connection! Bugger. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25467: I liked the myth group (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Pedro @ #25469: I've never tasted a Pitaya (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25464: Another classic grid. (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Mr Smale @ #25467: I spelt aggressively wrong. Can the powers that be please amend it for me? (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25463: *false group (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25463: good use of a false grid (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Morgan @ #25467: Fantastic wall! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25460: Lovely grid really enjoyed (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25458: Absolutely loved it, right up my street, not too hard, not obscure, brilliantly executed and so good to see a new take on the NATO letters. Cannot fault this and would give it a 6 if I could. More like this! (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

SGub @ #25466: Nice work Pedro (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

Josh @ #25467: My best time so far (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25455: Nice, biological theme, I enjoyed that- slight typo did not detract too much and it's easily done :) (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25443: Wow- really hard but top top quality. I love TL's elements. 5/5 from me (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

lorna @ #25436: nice (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

GG @ #25460: Dawn French - doesnt work (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

SGub @ #25460: Really nice grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kap @ #24078: Satisfying grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

GG @ #25431: It was good Lorna - 7/10 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Kap @ #24089: When I say court/caught and lore/law they sound the same and counsel and council pretty much the same (Goes for my partner too). I like to think we speak English properly ! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25430: Interesting groups with very good crossovers (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

sid the sid @ #25427: shite (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

sid the sid @ #25436: Adam is a bell-end. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25425: Fell nicely into my peculiar areas of knowledge so enjoyed it a lot, thanks. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

cjn102 @ #25458: Trying a variation on one I did previously. I hope it works! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

argh @ #25435: Good overall, but I always think it's a little unfair when you change the order of a hidden piece ... your "screw" clues should all be either at the front or the end of a word and not mix both, IMHO (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

argh @ #25445: knew the categories, but all logical keywords I typed were not found in your answer key ... beginning to wonder if something is wrong with the site, since this is happening often at the moment (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

argh @ #25455: You weren't very careful in filling out your answer key. I knew the categories correctly, typed very logical keywords, and still got them wrong. You also misspelled "aorta" on the main clue. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

user1263826 @ #25439: i absolutely love this, great for when learning PE terms xoxoxo (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25434: Not (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25434: far too easy, did it in seconds (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Keir H @ #25438: Swiss cheese, technically speaking. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

salmacis @ #25438: Cheese has eyes? Otherwise,good grid. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

jms @ #25435: Didn't get screw! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

jms @ #25436: Enjoyable (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Pop @ #14548: Alicia,that wouldn't work for W. C. Great grid! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Robbio @ #25428: Bears my ass (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adam @ #25434: This is an easier one from you! 10/10 with a few seconds left (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adam @ #25436: This was really easy but I quite liked it (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adam @ #25399: Good red herrings (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adam @ #25428: Spent ages on sins, didn't know express, good grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adam @ #25435: I liked the different anagrams. Smart threw me (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Adam @ #25427: I think the drinks were worth it if you had that many crossovers. I fell for the insects so I went for the sports. Very nasty! I didn't notice the others but it's clever that they were all there (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25388: Thanks jay emm- appreciate a bit of positive feedback! I am going to do some hard not fiendish grids but level tends to depend on the idea more than on what I set out to do! :) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Amaryllis @ #25399: Neat one, thanks. I think in the UK version of Clue(do) Mrs White has been replaced by Dr Orchid? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

jay emm @ #25388: Loved it - your grids are fab. Too hard though. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25435: very clever I enjoyed that (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: Thom- do you mean setters, or people who use the comments pages just to criticise or abuse? Setter name is clearly shown so easy to avoid... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Thom @ #25427: This site needs a block/unfollow function to filter someone out (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: SPOILER ALERT: falso groups: Greek Mythology Minibeasts (insects, arachnids etc) Sports Male animal names Synonyms (cast) Kitchen (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: Theres 2 more for my collection! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe @ #25427: Total rubbish (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

JonBob @ #25428: Really nice crossovers. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Lizzy @ #24495: What's an E number? Not heard of that! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

arthur b ablabab @ #25427: Didn't notice any false groups. Also, don't know if it's been mentioned but it was bad form to put brands and general types of drink in the same group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Alluis @ #25363: loved it. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25431: Another with 3 (false). Lets see how many complaints this one gets! ;) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: and again (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Billy Bones @ #25416: Nice touch to have both spellings of whisky ;-) I typed them both out just in case! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Billy Bones @ #25410: Bit odd to accept synonyms for one group and not the other, it's really the best term to accept that doesn't require players to psychically know what you are thinking wording-wise. I agree that a bit of variation in connections would help too. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TR @ #60: Need to add more allowances for answers. Duck & houses weren’t accepted (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

IronyTowers @ #25427: 1/10; I could barely attempt a grouping. It would be fairer either to have all brands or none in a group. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

IronyTowers @ #25425: 3/10 with no groups. Too much of a stretch for my general knowledge. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: yep. Told you. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TR @ #8199: Definitely earned the ‘fiendish’ difficulty, but unlike some on here, there’s not a set that I’d question (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

IronyTowers @ #25423: 10/10, spotting the last connection once I had the groups. I wonder how many OC aficionados will see the red herring potential with Water! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

TR @ #519: Some of them are good, but aluminum isn’t pronounced different in England, it’s a different spelling; aluminium. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

EDC @ #25387: nice. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

EDC @ #25399: first one i solved was "sauces"; plum, mustard, white , green. It works, But no? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bob a Job @ #25427: Some dubious groupings and a number of new words for me (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

jms @ #25425: Nice one..and I now know that a baby llama is a cria! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe90 @ #25374: Not done many yet but really liked this one (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: 3 and two- halfs. And a bit. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25427: 3 1/2 false groups in one grid is a record for me. But I'll probably get complaints about mixing "types of" and "examples of" in one group. Hey ho... ;) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Caz2 @ #20676: I put toys too (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Caz2 @ #20725: Never heard Gordon Brown referred to as Gordo! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Caz2 @ #20733: Bermuda etc could lead to Islands as connection too (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25367: Rivers and cheese weren't allowed. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25419: Thanks! Easy if you don't fall for either false group! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Bemused obs @ #25423: Very nice, enjoyed that. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25373: Liked it. Didn't get the cricketers. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Est @ #25376: Very good grid (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jane @ #25418: I had no idea about 2 of the groups. Not people I've heard of. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Jane @ #25419: Really liked this one. Quite easy but maybe it fitted my knowledge base. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25421: It is quite obscure but a well made grid and thanks for the fascinating link! It's great to learn something from this site (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25423: fun! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BigBarry @ #25423: Nice grid! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

argh @ #19275: got it all except typed "areas for selling" and that didn't match your "markets" ... guess we can't think of every possible thing, it's on me (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

BigBarry @ #25421: See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colors_of_noise Apologies if it's too obscure. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25420: Fiendishly cunning...and beat me completely! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Joe @ #25421: WTF?? Brownian noise? Pink Noise? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Verr @ #8630: Not a unique solution with these connections. Penguin and Ladybird are completely interchangeable. Specify adult clothing? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25388: yeah - I agree, I think its been rated as fiendish because people take a look and go "yuck" but it isn't actually that hard to disentangle- had the note entry worked ok I think people could have *maybe* worked out that it was the melodies from just looking at one and seeing the connection- I still think this was an OK initial idea and it was a LOT of work as I found the sheet music and amateurishly translated into the notes- it's a shame I squandered it on a crap grid- teach me to set them when I'm tired! ;) (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Alias86 @ #25416: As Joey said, Christopher Street is famous in New York for being the location of Stonewall Inn where the LGBT riots took place in 1969. I put it in as a little nod to the Chris' (which also happens to be my name). (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

gnu @ #25388: You've done some absurdly hard grids before, but this wasn't one of them. This was by far one of your easiest. I rated it very easy and struggle to see how it wasn't intended as easy. The only hard part was knowing which songs the notes were from but that didn't matter really. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

joey @ #25416: Christopher Street is quite historic in New York's Greenwich Village (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Anon @ #25416: Christopher Street?? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25391: HelpfulHint- that's great, I will do that in future if I have any more wacky ideas- this one could have worked better if it hadn't screwed up so testing will be super useful. GG- If you want novel and good you have to put up with a bit of trying and failing- be glad I'm brave enough to try and not too proud to fail- if people are fickle friends they can stick to nice predictable Harry Potter, Pokemon, playing cards and NATO grids ad nauseam. I agree my initial idea didn't play out as a full grid but I'm trying to keep things interesting. Don't give up on my grids, they won't all be great but they'll always be new material!!! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #25399: Nice grid...enjoyed it....Barb, don't know where you're looking, but answers are where they usually are. (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

lorna @ #25396: Matty- The only way I could work two false groups plus red herrings in!!! (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Peekay @ #25325: Nice enough grid, though i'd think about using another character in the Alladdin line, as it is quite distracting....and also isn't accepted weirdly (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

tyler @ #25325: bad (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mark @ #25378: Enjoyed the numbers... (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Mark @ #25378: Other Fair Trade Chocolates are available? (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

jim @ #25388: urgh (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Trix @ #583: first one completed yeah (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

GG @ #25387: You are the new Lorna (4 weeks ago)

Tom @ #25408: Some pretty tenuous links here. (4 weeks ago)

GG @ #25393: Well done really enjoyed!! (4 weeks ago)

Barb @ #25399: where are the answers (4 weeks ago)

MrsS @ #25412: Too specific knowledge required (4 weeks ago)

GG @ #25391: Lorna...... you seem to be losing it. You started so well, but you are driving away all your little guinea pigs (4 weeks ago)

cjn102 @ #25409: Nice. Some good red herrings. (4 weeks ago)

MrsS @ #25409: I wrote nobility not royal (4 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #25407: Superb (4 weeks ago)

Iain @ #25415: I'm pretty sure Albert Einstein wasn't in Finding Nemo. I think you meant Al Brooks (4 weeks ago)

Aetees @ #25388: This one was a bit much for me. Always good to see new types of clue though. (4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #25398: Way too specialised but good idea (4 weeks ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25396: good grid, Military one abit vague for me sorry, Private and Sergeant yes, but Guard and Soldier ???? (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25409: Well I didn't find it easy! (4 weeks ago)

Mark @ #25373: Good job (4 weeks ago)

Buzzler @ #25410: "Synonyms for serious" not recognised as a correct answer - need to add some alternative possible keywords that successful solvers might use. Also, two rows of synonyms and two of wordplay - might be better to vary the types of connection. (4 weeks ago)

argh @ #25411: requires some pretty obscure knowledge (4 weeks ago)

HelpfulHint @ #25391: Yeah that’s the right place. the dropdown option, if you say it’s not of interest to a general audience (dont like this wording tbh) it still creates a weblink but not listed for all to see. Good for testing (4 weeks ago)

Mister Tom @ #25407: Lovely (4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #25409: Fairly easy but great grid (4 weeks ago)

davebees @ #25407: wonderful grid (4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #25396: Me too. Setting sons is a fantastic album (4 weeks ago)

97% @ #25388: Didn't like it (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25390: Agree Bob, just trying ideas out but will test first in future :) (4 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #22656: V V good quiz loved this one. (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25391: hi @ helpful hint - can you explain the private grids option? Is that a function on the submission form ie bottom option above the cat pic? Ta (4 weeks ago)

Bob a Job @ #25390: Completed fairly quickly - probably by accident - I think the notes and anagrams groups are pushing ideas too far (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25407: bumped you up a point for the rock and on TV groups- really original and fun, 5/5 good crossovers in the other groups btw (4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #25393: Good grid (4 weeks ago)

Dizzy Di @ #22690: I put in cat family and was wrong, but cheetah was spelt wrong . But liked the quiz (4 weeks ago)

argh @ #683: turning circle and dress circle mean nothing to me, threw me off (4 weeks ago)

Bob a Job @ #25393: Not too difficult - but Ok (4 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #22737: I spotted the comedians first then the boards the rest fell into place just before I ran out of time. (4 weeks ago)

Anon @ #25407: Great grid. Links easy to see straight away but difficult to find the ones in the group. Great crossovers with little specialist knowledge required. How grids should be made. (4 weeks ago)

Bob a Job @ #25373: Fun grid - good crossovers (4 weeks ago)

argh @ #204: the crossing types mean zero to us americans (4 weeks ago)

argh @ #10172: never heard northern powerhouse or northern soul (4 weeks ago)

argh @ #2296: Hopeless for us Americans to solve. (4 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8619: Not extremely difficult, but top quality grid. (4 weeks ago)

HelpfulHint @ #25391: Maybe better publishing tester grids privately & when ur happy with the outcome go public (4 weeks ago)

DH @ #25396: Nice grid. Reminds me I must play 'Setting Sons' again (4 weeks ago)

Grid Goof @ #25358: Ah yes, Mike, Charlie, Tag and Rachel. (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25398: Really clever categorising but I just didn't know enough detail (4 weeks ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #186: good quiz (4 weeks ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #683: good puzzle (4 weeks ago)

pepemcg @ #573: Nice theme :-) (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25391: Trying to base grids on the different ways people THINK, rather than just thinking of subjects which haven't been absolutely done to death... do you hear a tune when you see the title, do you play written notes in your head, do anagrams stand out etc. Just processing ideas. They won't all work! Thanks for being kind about it! :) (4 weeks ago)

jms @ #25378: Enjoyed that one (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25391: Yeah- bit of a messy experiment this one- had an initial idea but had a job to camouflage- still, break eggs and all that! (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25378: It's a brand :) (4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #25376: Good fun grid. Well done. (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25391: Not one of your better ones I think, lorna. The 'Hey' group is fine, as is the 'gene' group, but the other two... (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25389: sorry- submitted twice- glitch! (4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #25378: I didn’t get the Divine + Fair Trade Chocolate link. Still don’t. (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25391: Sorry, still not great, too many ch. in caps so won't fit despite going into the submission boxes. Do what you can with this- less evil ones tomorrow, I promise! :) (4 weeks ago)

Keith @ #25380: Nice grid. Just right for doing on a sunny holiday! (4 weeks ago)

Cole @ #17997: Whoa is this one ever awful. Please stop (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25388: Apologies- entry into the squares cocked up a bit- should still play the same but a bit distracting. Also apologies that this a particularly evil and fiendish one which will only appeal to about 3% of players, but hey :) (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25379: I found that very hard. Three of the categories were unguessable for me. (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25386: Not heard of the Warrens, but the other 3 groups were good. Should have spotted the planets! (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25378: Nice grid. Easier than it looked at the start! (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25314: Very clever! (4 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8594: Aye, 'tis nonsense. (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25380: nice and easy but lovely crossovers, a very well made grid :) (4 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8590: Not a bad attempt, but overshot, underarm and hot water are all valid, thus not one answer. (4 weeks ago)

Dr Oblong @ #25377: Oh, how embarrassing. Sorry about that, główka (and everyone else) (4 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8573: Nice (4 weeks ago)

argh @ #423: Winter ball??? Good Call??? Both are lame. (4 weeks ago)

główka @ #25377: Waltz's name is Christoph, not Christopher (4 weeks ago)

jms @ #25340: Good grid...lots of red herrings (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25377: very good (4 weeks ago)

doitallandthentherabbit @ #25367: Rivers and cheese were not accepted (4 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #25358: Fantastic misdirection! (4 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #25368: This is a treat, thanks. Knew 3 connections straightaway but still took 2 mins to get them all. Great fun. (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25372: lovely work, but are burger and curry interchangeable? (4 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #25371: Mostly failed here. Don’t know enough Bond tunes and spent ages looking for non-existent film titles. Happy to see two of my all-time favourite tunes though (Dylan and Harley). Thanks. (4 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #25367: Enjoyed unraveling this one. Straightforward enough although I admit Dove is new to me. Agree with Billy below, be mindful of keywords, although it can be tricky to navigate sometimes.Thanks. (4 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #25363: Lovely work. I couldn’t separate the myths from the luck in the end but happy with 6 points. (4 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #25367: 2 answers in singular form were accepted, two weren't. I know we can give ourselves the points mentally, but I think grids will have happier customers in general if setters put the minimum acceptable correct answers in singular form, then players will get the point whether they give that exact answer or happen to add an 's' on the end (4 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #25359: Great idea for a grid, nice neat theme yet still had crossovers. Thanks! (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25361: Wow, didn't know that, Krista! I hope you got a point for "shape" too? If not you definitely get one for knowing that- better link than mine! Also, that's a genius way of coming up with "character" names (beats first pet and street you grew up in) ;) (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25361: How bizarre! I tend to separate single words in my accepted terms as it is the most forgiving way, so you'll get points from me for weird and wonderful answers sometimes, but you should have got a point for putting "shape" as I knew this was a nasty group and kept it broad! Sounds like you were being very clever and overshot! (4 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25361: Those shapes are also `sets` for folk & square dances!(How you arrange dancers before beginning). Missing `g`! I thought Eocachin must be some elfin creature in a game I don`t play :-D (4 weeks ago)

TheDoc @ #25371: Nice wall. Spotted the JB group right away! The scale group caught me, but I got the rest no bother =] (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25371: This is all one theme/ subject which is unusual for me- please don't complain, I'm just trying something different. :) (4 weeks ago)

TheDoc @ #25370: Nice wee wall. Pretty straightforward to resolve, but I couldn't get the connection with the "The Meg" group. Knew what sort of thing it was, but haven't seen any of them :p (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25369: Hard and brilliant (4 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25363: Not a `label/logo` person & it showed! (4 weeks ago)

Krista @ #25367: Bit easy for a medium. Anyone else agree? (4 weeks ago)

Verr @ #8567: Nice idea!😁 (4 weeks ago)

Est @ #25340: Really liked this one. I got stumped on the necks. (4 weeks ago)

Vlad @ #25361: I got a point for guessing something about Celtic mythology for the missing g group yet nothing for guessing symmetrical on the shapes group! Guess it evened itself out. (4 weeks ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25368: Got 10/10 but nice level of challenge here. (4 weeks ago)

salmacis @ #25359: Spotted the theme almost immediately, but didn't know enough of the names to actually find any groups! (4 weeks ago)

Grob @ #25185: Forgive the pedantry, but these are only parts of fielding positions. (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25364: you're back with a vengeance 5/5 (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25363: Classic aetees! Funny, fair, fun, challenging but doable. Top grid, 5/4 (4 weeks ago)

lorna @ #25361: No, still evil! ;) (4 weeks ago)

TheDoc @ #25360: Nice grid, but pander really threw me! As a Scot, the ends of those words are totally different! :p (4 weeks ago)

Ian M @ #9115: Jacket question was PANTS! (4 weeks ago)

Davski @ #25327: Bollocks. (4 weeks ago)

Peekay @ #25361: You must be in a benevolent mood....10/10 for once :) (4 weeks ago)

Ade @ #25315: Agree with Lorna. Good grid. Thanks (4 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #25351: Straightforward but nicely done (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

frm @ #25224: StationARy means At Rest (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

cjn102 @ #25334: Agree with Lorna here. I thought it was a very good grid. Would prefer consistency on the ‘Just’ group but it’s not a show-stopper. The other links were perfect and the whole thing was well thought out. Also it’s nice to see one with a variety of links rather than all being ‘can be followed by X’ or some other variation on a theme - that is just personal preference though. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25329: I'll have to tailor a grid with that little nugget, CorenM 4PM! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25283: hear hear, joe (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25359: Noooooooooooooooooo! I was so clooooooooooose! 5/5, you rotter (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25334: I would disagree with pretty much all of that Widger- comes in bars I thought was your cleverest link. Plenty of people have hidden words with one commonality ie they're all numbers- by who's rules do they need to be sequential? The serve line, equally, worked for me. It is preferable to either have followed by a suffix or followed by a word but it's not a game killer- sometimes that choice is necessary to make a grid work, sometimes you can afford to be fussy and perfect. This looks like someone with quite a bit of rigidity of thought getting frustrated at having to be fluid and lateral. I think you did an ace job, for that same very reason. I'm sure I'd have noticed if I'd seen a grid set by one Stephen Fry as I'm a huge fan (of the real one). (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Grob @ #25203: #2 British isles cities seems fair enough (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25358: I was relieved to see it was a false group- the point you lost for using friends characters you got back for that little trick! (joke- use friends if you like, at least its not pokemon) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25357: This is how you do missing words well- no ambiguity about the given words fitting with anything else, they only work together in one context. Nicely constructed with some imaginitive crossovers :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25352: Original with good crossovers :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25348: your grids are always very original. Great, well thought out crossovers. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25309: thanks toast- I really appreciate your reply- I practice tai chi which is great for mindfulness, have had a lot on my mind- puzzgrid is a good distraction but also- yes- cause of some insomnia! As displacement activities go it is quite rewarding though! And highly addictive. Clown- if you can eat it, it's food (this doesn't include fingernails) thanks for commenting though :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

cjn102 @ #25358: I’ll apologise for this one in advance - it amused me! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

toast @ #25309: Lorna. I wouldn't worry too much about insomnia in the daytime unless you work nights, but if as I suppose you are suffering when you should be sleeping I suggest you try to clear your head of thoughts and concentrate on the natural subtle changes in your breathing or try mindfulness / yoga-type breathing exercises. Setting grids is an enemy of a tranquil mind in my experience. Good luck. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Amaryllis @ #25283: Great stuff, thanks. I tried to force Alan Parsons into the wrong group sooo many times! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Widger @ #25334: Sorry you didn't like it. There are others. Thought you were excellent in Blackadder btw. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

jollycorpse @ #25283: – Thanks, Joe. Less prolific than before for sure, I come and go as time permits. I appreciate the appreciation 👍 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #24762: Sea areas = shipping forecast areas (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Omegaman @ #24747: Lucca not Luccia and Italian cities should be close enough. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Stephen Fry @ #25334: This was not good. Numbers hidden in the words followed no logical pattern. One, Two, Eight and Nine? they should at least be sequential, I figured it out but spent my time looking for ten, eleven or six. It has to follow some sort of logic. People who serve: The President? That is tenuous at best. Words followed by Ice: In the case of Justice, "Ice" is a suffix, it doesn't follow the logic of the others by being followed by the word Ice. All come in bars: What is a music bar? You can have a bar of music, but 'music bar' is not how it's referenced. Round peg, square hole. There has to be logical consistencies for this to work. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

The Clown @ #25309: I'd question whether Rosemary is a food Lorna. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ali @ #22007: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25329: Nice. As a good Boy Scout I got the M’aider group quickly. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25340: Got caught up in the Toy Story links. Good grid (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25330: Not too tricky. Nice one to do (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

honeypumpkin @ #24583: (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Bob a Job @ #25302: Good one (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25333: I really liked the president and soap lines- bit of lateral thinking! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ali @ #25301: Good game (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #8558: Dogwatch 😆 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Verr @ #8552: I enjoyed this despite the non-unique solution (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Ade @ #25324: That was fun (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Fisty @ #25329: Nice grid, went round the houses on digress signals (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Barry @ #25317: Wow! Very clever. I didn't get this, but now you know it is kind of obvious! Great idea! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Barry @ #25318: Really good! Love the red herrings- I solved it with one second to spare! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Barry @ #25322: Tricky! But good. I didn't get two of the groups but they do make sense. Thanks for sharing! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

glooey @ #25326: ...your cherry haha :) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

cjn102 @ #25321: Are those nicknames of famous teachers or are they your teachers and this has been made public by mistake? I quite enjoyed this despite a couple of bugbears. dy/dx isn’t a topic, differentiation is and is part of calculus. That group should have allowed mathematical terms as a link, but I awarded myself the point. Nice crossover in specific heat capacity ( I put units and was given the points - I’m not aware of delta) and scientists. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Barry @ #25324: Very good! I liked the red herrings- I fell for it for a while! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Barry @ #25326: I liked this! Nice themes! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Barry @ #25328: Very good. (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25328: I like that one (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

joe @ #25283: Glad you're back! Top grid (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Amaryllis @ #25314: Too many options, too little time....enjoyed it, thanks! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25324: good idea (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25326: I really liked it! funny. (I just hope you don't work for the samaritans, or bomb disposal) (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

jamis @ #25323: EeEeEeEeEe (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Abbie @ #25041: nice 👌 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25326: I know I know...but I was bored listening to a client prattling on, on the phone!! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gzzh @ #25314: SPOILER - At first I was disappointed that the connections were all of the same type BUT then I noticed the clever part - very neat! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Gzzh @ #25308: Never heard of Radar the dog but guessed the connection thanks to a couple of the others. Nice grid with some clever misdirection! (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25314: Dad skills (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25321: Also source(s) of the teachers group? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25321: you may want to add an explanation for the specific heat capacity group ie calculation? Formula? Terminologies? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

lorna @ #25322: Rejigged an older idea- hope this works better? (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25314: I suspected it was one of those grids which included the answers but I still couldn't see them......top work fella! (1 month ago)

stephen @ #25321: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (1 month ago)

Jane @ #186: I really enjoyed this one. Thank you. (1 month ago)

ciwu @ #234: karius is back. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25318: lovely- kept me guessing right to the end (1 month ago)

Tol @ #25313: Like others have said a great idea maybe in need of refining a bit. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25314: Beautiful pattern, well executed. Superb (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25315: excellent crossovers and I loved the alphabet group- inspired (1 month ago)

chris @ #25314: Like this one, intelligent and well thought out. As a bonus no celebs or Harry Potter (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25314: Boom! A whole 6th form. I've entertained a class of 3-4 yr olds in the past but this is a whole different league. (1 month ago)

Aylesford 6th form @ #25314: We loved the way this grid is put together. Nice work! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25313: Genius! Lovely, original idea and fun to play (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25309: Sorry guys- it is me but the result of several days' insomnia! Trying too hard to do an easier one that's still a bit different. Also trying a double clues format that may work better with better subjects. Patience, my guinea pigs! (1 month ago)

jms @ #25309: An ok grid..but does not feel like a lorna one (1 month ago)

Amaryllis @ #25313: Totally agree with BinDipper’s suggestions. Very creative, I enjoyed this, thanks. (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25309: Didn't like the format much - but easy enough to sort (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25309: I don’t think it’s a genuine lorna grid. If it is, she’s been drinking. (Again) (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25313: There’s a nugget of genius here. Love what you’ve done for the links. A suggestion to turn it into a bona fide 5 Stars - let this go a few pages down the list and then revisit the idea and make all the word changes consistent eg. 2 word titles, do it so just one word changes OR if it’s an X and Y make all the examples of the change an X and Y Nicely done CJN :) (1 month ago)

cjn102 @ #25314: Nicely done (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25314: Fingers crossed this works to give a unique solution and scratches Bagsy’s itch. (1 month ago)

Hubby @ #25308: Me too Lorna. Got there in the end but took me a while to get away from palindromes. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #25283: Very good, one line in particular though is fiendish. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #25274: Yes, I noticed as soon as i posted.....no offence meant, but although (incredibly) difficult....your grids at least make a modicum of sense. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #25309: Wouldn't classify that as hard, but a nice distraction first thing. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25223: I based the entire grid on that one, terrible pun. Expect more... Thanks as ever for your very kind comments :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25308: ha- was going to mark you down for such obvious palindromes... Very well played! I admit I wasted a lot of time! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25300: 9 secs left excellent grid! (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8542: Interesting, cunning. (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8541: Enjoyed (1 month ago)

ChippyD @ #25223: And "Disney's frozen" is one of the nicest pieces of mis-direction I've ever seen on this site. Capitalisation! All-important! (1 month ago)

Keith @ #25302: Enjoyable (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8539: Nice (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8537: Nice (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8535: Enjoyed that one! (1 month ago)

ChippyD @ #25279: Nice! Looked impossible at first viewing but yielded at the second attempt. Didn't get the Hit the Road Jack group - should have tried singing :( (1 month ago)

pedant @ #25294: *Proceeded (1 month ago)

Wordie @ #25302: Nice one (1 month ago)

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Dee @ #25295: Got the Rimmers straightaway, with no errors! (1 month ago)

Umar Siddiqui @ #25301: Great game thank you (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25276: funk - learn something every day (1 month ago)

Zarn @ #24689: Very well done. Got 10. Inclusion of pi was a stroke of genius! (1 month ago)

ChippyD @ #25282: Couple of seconds to spare but only just! It was a rocky road to the result. Nicely done. (1 month ago)

Eruntane @ #25252: Earls and duchesses aren't necessarily royalty, although they are nobility. But this is a clever grid. (1 month ago)

Nancy R @ #25262: Good (1 month ago)

Nancy R @ #25290: Good! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25290: really good (1 month ago)

Katie @ #25297: Muy bien (1 month ago)

Nancy R @ #25282: Just needed 20 secs more honest! (1 month ago)

Billy Bones @ #25273: Surely 'Bob' should be enough?! And 'sprinters' (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25269: Cheers All. Bagsy - I was going out to Screwfix so I had to either shelve it until I nailed group 4, or whack it on the site and see what happened. I wasn’t sure anyone would like having the answers on the grid so it didn’t seem worth waiting. (1 month ago)

Nancy R @ #25285: Hmmm (1 month ago)

Nancy R @ #25283: I found that hard! (1 month ago)

NancyR @ #25269: Good one! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25280: As Christobal said, a well set grid with some unpopular (or overpopular?) subject matter- so you won't get the praise it deserves, it seems. Nothing inherently wrong so do keep setting grids! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25282: Oh, nice one, Christobal! Glad you enjoyed. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25285: I avoided the Bach/ Bark pun, d'you see? :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25285: Goodness, wasn't he talented! :) (1 month ago)

Steve @ #25280: Good (1 month ago)

jollycorpse @ #25269: Wonderful (1 month ago)

Est @ #25247: I liked it! (1 month ago)

Est @ #25280: I liked it. Well done! (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25280: Beckham kids has been very much overused, as has the phonetic alphabet, but if you're new, you probably didn't know. (1 month ago)

Est @ #25250: I liked this! (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25285: Beethoven was a St Bernard dog in the 1992 film of the same name. (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25271: 🙂 (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25282: 43 seconds! Sometimes they just go your way, don't they! Good grid Lorna (1 month ago)

Vlad @ #25279: This was 2 hard 2 easy, not 1 hard 3 easy. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25283: Very good (1 month ago)

smh @ #25270: Puzzgrid setter (1 month ago)

Salahlahlah @ #25260: Tasty! I honestly thought the whole grid was taken from The Fat Duck menu. They’re big on toad venom in Bray, though hopefully tiger entrails are a step too far... (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25281: Really hard, really informative, really good! So much there I didn't know and glad I do now. And great use of contextual camouflage esp. Jack and Jill. Brilliant 5/5 :) (1 month ago)

Big Doof @ #25141: This Hard (1 month ago)

chris @ #25280: Beckham kids !!!! no thanks !!! sorry (1 month ago)

Billy Bones @ #25269: Very clever, loved how some of the answers were right there in the grid yet it still wasn't as easy as it seemed! (1 month ago)

Jane @ #25199: I put cakes which is more right than food but it's a really good grid. (1 month ago)

Jane @ #25199: I put cakes which is more right than food lol (1 month ago)

jms @ #25279: (1 month ago)

jms @ #25279: So difficult!..and now I keep singing " Hit the road Jack"! (1 month ago)

jms @ #25280: Good one and enjoyable (1 month ago)

salmacis @ #25279: The Chord Progression feels *very* difficult, even if you know more than one of the songs (which I didn't.) Got the rest though, even though it took about 2:30 to get the first set! (1 month ago)

Jane @ #25209: Clever grid. I wasn't so clever :) (1 month ago)

salmacis @ #25280: Please, can any grid containing the Beckham kids be automatically rejected? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25274: yes deliberately so- someone is using my name to make joke grids, again (1 month ago)

salmacis @ #25209: Never even noticed the Beatles red herring until I'd already got the toilets! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25279: Apologies if this one is a little frustrating- I've gone for a 1 hard 3 easy grid- just trying something new out. It will appeal to a few folks- accepted terms are as broad as possible. If you come close give yourself a point. (1 month ago)

Ade @ #25225: Fun and clever (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25277: EXCELLENT grid, full marks- at least 7 red herrings in one group, a whole false group, I had the right ideas but was fully eluded til out of time- masterfully done. This is the kind of grid I love (even though I scored zilch) (1 month ago)

Est @ #25273: Tricky! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25276: good and challenging (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25275: Brilliantly done, and I love a theme! (1 month ago)

Steve @ #25273: Same comment as Andy P (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #25274: That was incomprehensible (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25253: Really good. The "Card" line was great in particular. Satisfying penny drop moment. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25273: Easy enough grid but the triggers to award points could be better. It gave me 6/10 instead of 10/10. Cheers though. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25225: Nice and easy but also fun. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25263: Nice grid. Cheers (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25269: Nice one. Will admit to cheating and restarting because I got a bit lost on the way. Eventually got 10/10 after 6 (!) minutes. Nice one. (1 month ago)

TheDoc @ #25263: I was convinced diamond was there somewhere! Nice wall (1 month ago)

BlodwynPig @ #23348: Crap (1 month ago)

salmacis @ #25060: You're right, I noticed after I submitted. 'Ash' would have been better. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25274: Not me. Using my name again (1 month ago)

jms @ #25269: Good one. Lorna, I smiled too! (1 month ago)

Jane @ #25238: I got 70s bands but didn't say number ones :( Good grid though. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25269: Easier said than done, Bagsy! Then easier done than solved, possibly. this one was just hard enough. (1 month ago)

Bagsy33 @ #25269: Why doesn't the crossover theme of having the link in one of the other groups hold across all 4 groups? Just think if you're going for that level of intricacy it should be across the board. Still a good grid, though (1 month ago)

nadja @ #6833: family clue should allow "relatives" (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25269: You know its a good grid if you smile while you're solving it. Excellent work, nice slow reveal stuff (1 month ago)

Anon @ #25203: Love the Smiths link (1 month ago)

salmacis @ #25261: 'Ewe' and 'Ram' aren't really animals, and 'Hen and 'Cock' aren't really birds. I'd have preferred this if you could have found 4 artists with an actual bird or animal species for each category. (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25269: Great grid, very clever crossovers, enjoyed that. (1 month ago)

Cazlyn @ #22520: Oh dear ran out of time but got all the connections The Poe answers almost tripped me up (1 month ago)

Hubby @ #25264: Retail; Resting; Remark; Reward (1 month ago)

Keith @ #25263: Kicking myself that I missed the Horcrux group. Fun grid anyway. (1 month ago)

Zarn @ #24608: I said characters in Red Dwarf instead of game of thrones and it gave it to me. A false 10/10 (1 month ago)

vinlend @ #24702: color was not accepted - add to colour (1 month ago)

vinlend @ #22502: too niche (1 month ago)

Nz @ #25260: Lorna, just to let you know that if you ever invite me round for dinner I'm washing my hair that night or some other equally unmissable prior engagement. Enjoy your meal though :-) (1 month ago)

Nz @ #25264: Tailer? (1 month ago)

Doug Piranha @ #25261: Yeah, REALLY well hidden. (1 month ago)

Lindybeige @ #25249: It didn't like 'biblical plagues' for some reason. I think the rock band name group all include the missing word 'The' don't they? (1 month ago)

booji @ #25224: Stationary means “fixed,” “immobile,” or “unchanging.” Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes, and writing implements. (1 month ago)

Fisty @ #25259: Yep palindrome, soz (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25238: Yeah, sorry Chris, what he said. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25261: genius! REALLY well hidden, unpredictable choices. Nicely played. (1 month ago)

Fred @ #25259: Did you mean Palindrome? (1 month ago)

namelesshere @ #25259: good one, but it's spelt palindromes.... (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25259: good one (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25260: To be taken AFTER meals (1 month ago)

Jane @ #24: Aft is not a time of day. (1 month ago)

The Clown @ #25238: Chris - Charles Dance - the actor. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #24626: What are you gaping at meaning? gape at someone or something to stare at someone or something in wonder. Don't just stand there, gaping at me freedictionary.com (1 month ago)

Jane @ #24626: Gape does not mean "look". (1 month ago)

Jane @ #24703: Book = buck? No these are not homophones. (1 month ago)

The Clown @ #25258: Hope I've got level right (tricky when you KNOW the links) and apologies if London address clue annoys anyone. (1 month ago)

davebees @ #25252: Not a unique solution – 'Queen' and 'King' can be exchanged! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25255: Apart from these typos and definitions (potatoes are alive?) this had some nice ideas in it :) (1 month ago)

Reynardine @ #25255: Couple of nitpicky things! Strom should presumably read Storm? Ditto "Traingle" should be "Triangle", and "None living" as "Non-living". Thanks for the grid! (1 month ago)

Joe Soap @ #25251: Liked it - good herrings (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25238: Chris- you stick out your left leg, raise both hands, put them on your hips, spin once clockwise, then get shot on the toilet with a crossbow. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25248: I have to agree- to be honest I only shoehorned it in so's I could have Sonic as a red herring; he's a bit obvious for the Norman group, to my tastes! Shawshank was there to camouflage the anagrams. Giving away my MO, here! Thanks, as ever, for feedback :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25254: Nice to see some old themes done in a novel way. Good job! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25253: lovely grid (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25251: I liked the league group (1 month ago)

Joe Soap @ #25249: Good red herrings (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25246: Beat me hands down with the Utah group, didn’t know them at all! Very good :) (1 month ago)

gnu @ #25248: Really liked the Shawshank and Spiny Norman stuff. Was almost ready to give it 5 stars just for including Spiny Norman but I didn't like the boom group so much. I mean there was probably nothing wrong with it but I didn't like it anyway. (1 month ago)

Fisty @ #25235: Good grid (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25227: Apologies, I could have sworn I put ground and cliff in! I definitely always put "term" or "synonym" in that type of set in case I forget some words! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25186: JZ yes you're right about humer and foet- I was unaware of humeral but of course it makes sense that that would be a use. But I'm confused about D and D? Which term did you mean- it's not intentional either way. Sussurus is in the dictionary, not that obscure, seen it used a lot in lit etc. Thanks for commenting (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25234: Nighteyes : lorna @ #25248 - as promised! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25229: Nick- hold that thought if you have a go at lorna @ #25248 - wiggles eyebrows theatrically };) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25221: Hi Fisty- sorry if the message was confusing- here's what I meant: Ashamed is used as a descriptive word (adjective) Shame is used as a named thing (noun) as in "I'm feeling shame"- Shame is also used as doing word (verb) "Don't shame her" CT/I couldn't find an example of "ashame" in the present tense ie as a verb, but it is usually seen as "ashamed" as an adjective. Hope that explains what we meant! I've had another look at this grid, it's not bad construction at all. Keep posting! :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25238: Charles actually made me say "oh that's clever" out loud! Herb group was good too. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25248: Apologies- one entry was meant to read Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding but for some reason was cut on submission. Hope it still plays ok? (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25234: Looked for cakes, then wedges! But I got flies and enemies. Great grid :) (1 month ago)

chris @ #25238: Dunno what a Charles dance is (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25229: Nice distraction tactic! Very enjoyable grid and I learnt two new types of cheese (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25238: Very good. I learnt a new type of butter. Enjoyed the waggle group :) (1 month ago)

JZ @ #25186: I'm sure humer and foet are interchangeable, and I looked up sussur and that's extremely obscure. I don't think dungeons & dragons terms should be included in general vocabulary groups. (1 month ago)

Fisty @ #25234: Hi loran, you have feedback on my grid (fisty) not sure what you meant. Want to do more and make sure are good. Nice wall btw (1 month ago)

IrishQuiz @ #25196: To the setter... since you are in Ireland, are you aware of the Irish Quiz Organisation and our events? quizireland.ie (1 month ago)

IrishQuiz @ #25198: Nice work! Since you are in Ireland, are you aware of the Irish Quiz Organisation and our events? quizireland.ie (1 month ago)

Nick @ #25196: No, I don't! (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25226: OK, it is not an island, but they are all cars. (1 month ago)

Amaryllis @ #25209: The ‘games’ line stumped me totally but this was fun, thanks. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25226: There's a Grenada? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25234: Thanks Nighteyes! More scrumptious than dung cakes, certainly! I now want to work Spiny Norman into a grid... (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25227: A good, solid, middling difficulty grid. Full marks in 35s. Well, it would have been if it had accepted "high ground or cliffs" for the Bank group, so I'll take that as correct. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25228: This was one which revealed itself slowly. I started with the obvious i.e. the writers group. Good old Kenneth Pigs was obviously next. Then we have eight anagrams - all of Abraham S. Huh? Ahhh! Four are names, and the others aren't. Gotcha! Delightful. Simply delightful. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25235: Lovely grid- I found it easy but I've just been looking at a list (of the kakapo group). The scampo group really appealed to me. (1 month ago)

Joe @ #25200: Not good. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25229: Fairly easy (10/10 in 50s) but rewarding nonetheless. Thank you. (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25226: Nicely put together, but I don’t think Granada is an island? (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25234: Saying "a good grid by Lorna" is beginning to feel like tautology. Another Doug & Dinsdale special. Hard but fair. What puzzles me, though, is how on earth did I get this old without ever once hearing of Sand Cake? It looks scrumptious. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25230: The infantile group is the best, though, to be fairer to the player, making it all 3 words or all four words would be a more consistent group. Also, perhaps it is a matter of accent, but to me, shorn and Shaun sound very different. Still, this is an excellent grid. (1 month ago)

Mike @ #25224: Stationery rather than stationary surely? (1 month ago)

NickW @ #25229: lorna - Boom boom (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25214: I've re submitted this one as the typo affects game play :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25221: Actually, I think CT is right- not seen it without the d? ie adjective not verb (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25230: Oh, lovely lovely lovely. 5 stars! Excellent word play, challenging to spot, nice mix. Terrific grid (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25229: Gives a whole new meaning to "wheel of cheese" (1 month ago)

CT @ #25230: Infantile group is tough but fair. Otherwise excellent! (1 month ago)

CT @ #25222: Osprey? Can’t think of any examples of that. Nearly a good grid but no chance if you don’t play that computer game. (1 month ago)

CT @ #25221: Got the bananas and nice groups quickly. Didn’t spot shame as part of that group, not seen it used that way (1 month ago)

chris @ #25224: Nice, very easy but well done (1 month ago)

chris @ #25226: Easy but nicely put together (1 month ago)

Nick @ #2748: Great (1 month ago)

Andrew @ #25197: It was fun, interesting red herrings. Once I figured out where Angel fell, it all came together, but it took me almost two of the three allotted minutes. (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25220: Very good. And I’ve a learnt a new type of wave! :) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25218: Very good. For some reason I laboured over the connections but they were all fair and well crafted :) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25217: Good one. Not too tricky, thanks for submitting (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8489: Can't fault it, very good. (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8487: Repeat word means not a unique solution. Didn't think it even possible, don't think it desirable. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25226: Again- easy but good quality, something about the hoof group really made me smile! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25224: Great idea for a group which offers so many red herrings- lucky for me I went for it first! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25228: Deja vu? Resubmitted this due to a typo- thanks @Me for flagging that :) (1 month ago)

Barney @ #1396: Great wall (1 month ago)

ChippyD @ #25223: Excellent grid. Very puzzling! (1 month ago)

Geraint @ #22028: Nice grid (1 month ago)

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Waynezel @ #25202: The girls one should have "girls" as one of the words that gives you the point. A couple of the other groups are a bit esoteric too; I picked the chemical elements and was annoyed that that wasn't the link you were thinking of. (1 month ago)

Toto @ #25220: Nice grid, liked the red herrings 👍🏻 (1 month ago)

Eruntane @ #25184: Big fan of Frasier and I'm ashamed how long it took me to get that group! (1 month ago)

Jane @ #5344: haha can this read my mind? I will award myself the point for saying ale (not beer) which wasn't accepted :) (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #25217: Thank you Toto, good puzzle (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25214: darnit you're right- made a last minute change and forgot to adjust- but as my mum says, it's the little faults that prove it's home made! Well spotted, thanks, shame I can't edit (1 month ago)

Kimi @ #25217: Really enjoyed this puzzle, great job x (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25218: quite a nice grid- the term for "words that sound like other things" is homophone- if you add that next time to accepted terms more people will score points :) (1 month ago)

Me @ #25214: You’re missing a g in Kneeshine (1 month ago)

H @ #25215: stumped me - rings the only good clue for my age (1 month ago)

TheDoc @ #25039: Cheers, folks =] @OSSIEP9 "There's no such thing as an honest politician" is a phrase :p (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25188: I’m familiar with the song but still missed the connection. Different (1 month ago)

JamieQ @ #25208: Clever. (1 month ago)

ahay @ #25214: This had me smiling all the way through. Well done. (1 month ago)

Krista @ #25212: Well I never knew a newsboy was that too-until now. But it was the only one left at that stage :-) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25213: Nice easy one :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25213: As easy as 12 secs but weirdly a lot of fun- would be nice to have a few more like this for "speed rounds", I'd really enjoy that. Good style :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25211: Nick- missing words version, rather than traditional puzzgrid- eg puzz *** setter makes- Puzzgrid, grid setter. Most other grids are the more traditional style- I like inventing new styles- if you're not au fait with the site yet, I apologise for the confusing format. Hope you enjoy and good luck :) (1 month ago)

Gor pal @ #25191: You have found another way to work your magic! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25212: It was quite exciting getting that near the deadline, actually- don't apologise! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25200: wow- good spot, Krista, that never occurred to me! (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25211: Brilliant! (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #8467: Solomon is still incorrect on the grid (1 month ago)

Nick @ #25211: What just happened? (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25212: Bemused obs, no you can't edit unfortunately. Nice grid. Took me 44 seconds. (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25212: Very good. Not too tricky and needed some general knowledge (1 month ago)

Nick @ #25213: Need to watch Only Connect a few times to get the idea of how this works. (1 month ago)

Nick @ #25206: when I had 2 groups left I had Pink, Bush and Flower but couldn't find the 4th one... (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25209: Very good and I fell for the obvious group that wasn’t one! (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25208: So clever! Once I’d got the pattern I raced through the groups. I waited for the group that didn’t fit but there wasn’t one...the double bluff Lorna!! :) (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25212: Sorry Lorna, there shouldn’t have been two dandies! I realised I’d messed up just after I pressed submit, but I don’t think you can go back and edit. (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25167: Very good - only got one group though! (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25204: I think it’s wolf moon not wolfs. I was looking for something more specific on the bush group (thought I saw a Tea connection!) (1 month ago)

Krista @ #25200: Ariels,Sailer,Resail,Serial....They are aslo homophones of different words- Sailor & aerials,resale & cereal. That`s what I saw. :-/ (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25211: Another good one Lorna! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25212: 2 seconds left! I knew what i was looking for but it didn't like me putting the wrong Dandy in so I had to cycle twice- that's enough exercise for one evening! (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25208: Very good! Very creative, and took me 2½ mins so not too easy, not too hard! (1 month ago)

Nick @ #186: Loved it (1 month ago)

Nick @ #8403: Excellent (1 month ago)

Nick @ #25209: Excellent grid - love The Beatles super red herring (1 month ago)

Jane @ #10711: This is good. Quite clever. (1 month ago)

Jane @ #11619: Very entertaining! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25203: for some reason I got this despite not being overly familiar with 2 of the groups! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25201: Wonderful- love the bean group, false lead- I was going to call you harsh for having a red herring within a hidden words group- then I remembered I did that! :) (1 month ago)

Jane @ #357: Apparently golf wasn't a good enough answer. Even though the connection was golf. ??? (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25193: Some interesting groups. Enjoyed the variety. I think Bouron is a typo? Thanks for submitting, (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25200: Very good- I sat staring (not literally) at colon, expertly hidden in plain view- good choice! (1 month ago)

CandyCat235 @ #25207: I know i made this grid but i think it is good quality and definitely a medium level. I hope you all enjoy very much!!!!!!!!!! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25199: excellent, lovely mix of subjects (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25198: 5/5, twice in a row. Your work is right up my street! (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25191: Like Nighteyes, I got carried away with being clever and missed the obvious. Although I didn’t lick myself afterwards. Supple! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25195: Ah I love a false lead! Excellent construction. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25183: Hi Nighteyes- it was designed to blend with the other four esises (esisi? esisusses?) I personally have come across the word rather a lot, as I've had 2 kids- be grateful that you're less familiar! ;) Grateful, as ever, for the intelligent, well considered feedback (1 month ago)

griddlesticks @ #25203: overly-specific connection for the British cities IMO (1 month ago)

guzzprid @ #25200: Perhaps slightly harsh not to simply accept "anagrams" for the rearranged israel group? They're anagrams of the words listed there, as well as israel.. (1 month ago)

guzzprid @ #25199: Dang.. got none of the groups, then all of the connections.. (It was also a bit forgiving in that it allowed "food" as solution for the "pastries" group). Nice grid. (1 month ago)

UrsaMedium @ #25174: Agh! Got two groups in 20 seconds, and then couldn't finish it! Glorious wall. (1 month ago)

namelesshere @ #25199: very good (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25180: I quite often describe myself as "reasonably gruntled". Nice wall. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25183: Emesis? Would emetic have been more fair perhaps? Antiemesis seems a bit rarefied, even when looking in medical papers. Otherwise, again, a nice grid. (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #15481: definitely have a problem with your definition of 22/7. How can it be an equation when there isn't an equals sign? Pi cannot possibiy be equal to 22/7 since pi is an irrational number. 22/7 is used as an approximation. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25184: Big Frasier fan, but never seen the Chaser, so that was my downfall. Can't abide Bradley Walsh, so that mars Dr Who a tad too. Shame. Still, it has got so blatantly moralistic nowadays, it is getting hard to watch anyway. It is a shame the first female Doctor has not had better storylines to work with. Oops! I appear to have drifted off topic a bit. (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25178: Another good one Lorna! (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25185: It may be usual, but it shouldn't be encouraged. Free does NOT sound like three. Other than that, a good wall. (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25191: Very good! It wasn't til the last 30 seconds that I realised what a trickster you are Lorna! You're my fave gridder! (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25186: Maybe it is just me, but I thought the "numeral" group was perhaps a tad loose? Other than that (oh, and the "bash" group ought to accept "parties" as an answer), it was good was usual. (1 month ago)

Christobal @ #25179: Good grid, though I'm not keen on duplicate words. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25189: Lovely. The epitome of a good general knowledge wall. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25191: Not "thick" but "trick"... wordy trick (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25191: Cunning. I found the anagrams then seriously bent my brain trying to find what wordy thick the other had, all to no avail. Finding they were linked so simply was a bit jarring, at first, but then I just licked myself. Thank you Lorna. You seem to be one of the best exponents of novel themes. (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8471: Very nice grid. (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8469: Plural and singular should be accepted (1 month ago)

Colldog @ #25195: Wow. Flummoxed! (1 month ago)

namelesshere @ #25189: great! (1 month ago)

namelesshere @ #25194: good grid but not "very easy"! (1 month ago)

bloss @ #25195: Toy Story herrings - so many! (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8457: It is frustrating to find a board without a single valid solution - DOWNSIDE and BACKFIRE are both perfectly good. (1 month ago)

6yearold @ #25196: do you say "bark-elona"? (1 month ago)

6yearold @ #25195: my doggy name rex (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25180: Five stars, great grid! Really liked the wieldy group :) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25179: Very good! Spotted three groups early and then got puddled. Good work! (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25176: The thumbs up group beat me! And there it was staring me right in the face. Excellent grid work (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25183: Ha! Absolutely gorgeous. Loved the "bean" group! (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25185: True, it's not the standard pronunciation, but it's fairly usual to hear it in many parts of the UK - I actually really liked that group. (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25187: The "nob" group is the only one I got before time ran out! Really fun - well done. (1 month ago)

Kohl Rabbi @ #8883: this Grid is totally tyson GAY (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25189: Fab! Really enjoyed this one. (1 month ago)

Kohl Rabbi @ #19689: Loved the animals group. (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25172: Thanks for the comments! (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25173: Both Tate & Lyle and Lea & Perrins are companies founded in Britain, and they're both still headquartered in Britain. I don't think describing them as "British food companies" is incorrect! (1 month ago)

Kohl Rabbi @ #25187: great furniture group (1 month ago)

Kohl Rabbi @ #25187: great furniture group (1 month ago)

Kohl Rabbi @ #25184: omelette (1 month ago)

Kohl Rabbi @ #25030: awesome grid. you rule. can i have yr babies? (1 month ago)

Altern9 @ #25187: too hard for me, got none of the groups, fun though (1 month ago)

Altern9 @ #21861: Fittingly I found this on Burns Night! (1 month ago)

ChippyD @ #25172: Excellent Grid, that one (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8447: Top notch, hard though. (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8442: The letter group is good (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25171: If you are timed out before the reveal, there is a message at the bottom of the page which reads "click here if you need to check the answers before rating" which will give you the chance to read the answer. :) (1 month ago)

20200125 @ #25186: Finished with a few seconds to spare! Very enjoyable - challenging but fair (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8439: Not clever, just arcane. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25191: It's meant to say "multiple" in the explanation for the "true" group- typo- please don't comment! It won't affect points! (1 month ago)

The Duke @ #25171: How do we find out the answer of the final group? (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25174: Enjoyed that one. I worked out the final group with my final guess. Thanks :) (1 month ago)

I have a tummy ache @ #9684: I want my money back! (1 month ago)

SNialls @ #10121: Click the rabbit! (1 month ago)

ahay @ #24986: This was a great idea and a lot of fun. (1 month ago)

bloss @ #25189: I loved this grid (1 month ago)

Tom @ #25158: I enjoyed this grid, including the glasses and Tarot groups. (1 month ago)

crinkle @ #25188: Maybe a bit of a pedantic criticism, but Renaissance and Modern refer more to periods in art history, whereas Cubism and Impressionism are art movements (both movements happened broadly during the modern period). Makes the connection feel a bit clunky. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25189: Ah- I'm so sorry! It needs the s at the end, although it shouldn't- take a point anyway! It's so easy to miss potential entries when submitting (1 month ago)

crinkle @ #25189: "wonder" wasn't accepted for the wonders of the world one, which I thought was a little severe. Otherwise excellent grid! (1 month ago)

crinkle @ #25187: hardest grid I have yet attempted on this site I think! but a lot of fun (1 month ago)

Mike @ #8386: I put horse riding terms and that wasn't accepted. Easy grid, rubbish marking. (1 month ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25185: I fink you are right. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25155: Just to prove you’re not a bot I’d imagine, Lorna. A very simple version of ‘click on the pictures containing a traffic light’.The other two animals are the pictures with no lights. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25155: I've been meaning to ask about that- when commenting it says please select the rabbit- what are the eagle and stag for? Can anyone enlighten me? (1 month ago)

Mr Mansly @ #25188: Fun! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25162: Ah- I wondered if anyone would see the Thomas Harris- I can always rely on you! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25187: Herrings!!! Herrings everywhere!!!! Groups of 10! Groups of 6! Cap well and truly doffed- took 2 goes, not a sausage. Chasing right ideas around for an exhausting 6 minutes. I laughed at "functional but out dated"- mental image of teetotal, celibate vegans crashing into rocks at night- modern times! no points for me, ten for you :) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25171: Nice grid. Not too tricky (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25167: Clever and inventive, like it! Supreme grid :) (1 month ago)

paul @ #24442: Rhyme should be counted as a correct answer (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25162: Ah the classics always catch me out :( Threw me with Hannibal and Red Dragon! Very good :) (1 month ago)

Janet Ore @ #25174: Good ideas, very entertaining. (1 month ago)

Mr Mansly @ #25053: This one was awesome as heck! Good challenge (1 month ago)

Jim Karna @ #25185: Good stuff, but one of the clues just does not fit it's true pronunciation. (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25186: Toughie! (1 month ago)

jms @ #25184: Love Frasier. Good grid (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25184: sweet (1 month ago)

Joris Bohnson @ #25180: Very nice grid (1 month ago)

JamieQ @ #25167: Very good. (1 month ago)

JamieQ @ #25167: Very good. (1 month ago)

Sigh @ #17323: Why label a grid as American if you are going to fill it with British things? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25173: Fantastic grid, as ever. (1 month ago)

Soups @ #25173: Tate and Lyle is not a British company and does not use British sugar. Lea and Perrins is owned by Kraft Heinz. (1 month ago)

Wesley @ #25174: Fun grid (1 month ago)

Dan @ #25174: (1 month ago)

Dave @ #2748: Nice (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25176: Thank you Sid! And thank you for graciously not pointing out that I obviously spend way too much time staring at this website! ;) (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25176: Superb gridding; kicking myself that it beat me, but great stuff. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25179: To answer that, as its a FAQ on here- I tried the correct combination for that group and it didn't work. I tested it with the duplicate word and it worked, so yes it does affect the grid- finding that one word works in two groups is an ideal opportunity to add a red herring, this may be preferable to you than using it twice? :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25180: the group more commonly known by their antonyms do have definitions, I think. It was however still a coherent group so didn't affect the game. Sorry for the blatant pedantry! (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25177: Fun grid, thanks. (1 month ago)

Suzanne @ #25174: Great grid (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25178: Enjoyable and well constructed. (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25179: Not sure if duplicate words are valid, but I guess the grid works ok. (1 month ago)

Ian @ #3712: Enjoyable (1 month ago)

Colmac @ #25095: Too hard for me! (1 month ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #25180: Good grid. (1 month ago)

Andy @ #25180: Could do with other keywords re: the least obviously connected group (trying not to spoiler). (1 month ago)

Will @ #25174: Very good (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25155: Toferino- "Thing" was a disembodied hand which served the Addams family (1 month ago)

Angry Tom @ #25149: Top board - keep boarding Lorna. (1 month ago)

lcarl @ #25155: too easy, selecting the rabbit is the hardest part (1 month ago)

Toferino @ #25155: Addam's hand? (1 month ago)

Hannah @ #25174: thank you loved it! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25178: apologies- I've noticed that two words could technically be switched- although I haven't seen any example uses (notation) it could still possibly work. I hope you still enjoy :) (1 month ago)

Rabbite @ #25155: Didn’t finish in time but very clever and becomes obvious after the grid resolves. (1 month ago)

Chris @ #25174: I don't subscribe to Sky, so no chance of getting that one (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25160: I understand your problem now. Not only has Google broken but so has every other search engine, and Wiki. Truly it is a bleak day on the internet. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25160: Well... once upon a time there was a man called Fibonacci. The end. Dad skills. (1 month ago)

David M @ #25174: Good one. Could not get the witness, news etc. Group (1 month ago)

MonkeyBrain @ #22589: I get that not all metals are elements, but in this case they are all elements. Otherwise a good puzzle. (1 month ago)

Bob @ #25160: WTF's a golden rectangle? (1 month ago)

Macca @ #25174: Got the categories, just couldn't get the right fit. Good fun (1 month ago)

Toferino @ #25150: Nice theme running through it. (1 month ago)

kingus @ #25174: Fun grid (1 month ago)

SixtyFootToes @ #25167: Good but I agree that just one anagram group would have been better. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25175: False lead did for me- well played! (1 month ago)

Lucky 91 @ #25174: I thought there was a Ben Folds group at first because of Sports and Wine. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25167: thanks- as in different source word, or another distractor? (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25174: Curses..got the Battle and Bar groups and had worked out there was a silent group but just couldn't get the right combo......AAAGH!! But....even if I had I wouldn't have known the Sky connection. Good grid (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25174: A couple of really original ideas in there. (1 month ago)

Ben Travers @ #25174: So close.. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25172: I always know yours are going to be very good (1 month ago)

GG @ #25155: My vacuum normally has dust and dirt LORNA (1 month ago)

Mr Big @ #25164: Not big and not clever. (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25167: Mainly very cool, but I think it would be improved if you'd substituted something else for the Hugo Roth group. Loved the Karma group! And the Oath Cheer group is genius - really amusing and clever, especially with the distractor in the Touch by Touch group :) (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #25164: what? (1 month ago)

Johno @ #25171: Best one I have ever done ! (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25158: I quite liked the glasses group! And great distractions in Kermit and Grover :) The tarot one was interesting - I worked out that it was words with the first letter changed, but didn't know enough about Tarot to make that leap. My advice - if the group needs two "steps" to work out (e.g. the first letter changes and then the thematic connection), it's probably best not to require specialist knowledge in the theme. It just makes it too hard to do in the time available. (1 month ago)

jms @ #25162: Good one..made me go and do a bit of research on some of the names. And by research I mean google!! (1 month ago)

james charles @ #25171: jk i love it goood job (1 month ago)

james charles @ #25171: sucks ass (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25152: Absolutely excellent! (1 month ago)

Luke @ #25165: GG EZ (1 month ago)

james charles @ #24997: bit of a stretch but ok (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25147: Got to love a grid where 7 1/2 clues could fit with one link. Aye - Custer generally called General but I think he was a Colonel when he copped it. (1 month ago)

LinguaCelta @ #25162: Very enjoyable! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25149: Salahlahlah- spot the fake??? Do you feel the power... jms -you deserved it- I'm not entirely evil Gnu- that's an impressive backhand you've got there! ;) Matty- Simpsons character- yeah, I went there, sorry (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25155: "sound of" was a cryptic indication of a homophone, as was the "21st" clue. Glad you completed! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25160: Nearly got there- the shorts line was one of those "oooooh!" ones! (1 month ago)

Cheryl @ #44: I put The for the last clue but was not accepted although it was in the answer (1 month ago)

David @ #15242: AA Milne not accepted for Pooh group? (1 month ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25149: Disco Stu ???? (1 month ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #25155: Sound of a sheep, so went with Bar, thought Ewe was a female sheep, but fun and completed (1 month ago)

Salahlahlah @ #25149: Thanks Lorna. It was the last group I got! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25144: Wow you spotted some red herrings that I didn't know were there! You're probably right about Borat- I included him as he spoofs people in character- I hoped that would count as a kind of incognito individual. Thanks, as ever, for your feedback :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25147: In articles about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in particular, he is referred to as Colonel George Custer. It was intended as a bit of a red herring- sorry if it caused consternation! (1 month ago)

Mark @ #25150: Nice (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #25155: Liked this one.....and completed (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25144: Chased too many dead ends...Castles? People with moustaches? Berries?? Coronation St characters?? Is Borat strictly speaking an alter ego, or a character? TBF he's often described that way :) (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #25147: Colonel Custer??????? (1 month ago)

patrick @ #25025: had a blast so i did. not for the faint of heart (1 month ago)

Megan @ #25025: I had a wonderful time, thoroughly enjoyed. Recommended by 9/10 dentists. (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25140: Enjoyed that! I think "Lovely" is a bit of a stretch though. Look forward to your next one :) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25136: I learnt 2 new types of spider! Good variety (1 month ago)

wabby @ #25158: very poor grid. Glasses and tarot categories are not good at all. (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25155: Very inventive, didn’t quite complete it, but nearly there! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25152: excellent grid full points from me. Irish goodbye- to sneak off (eg party) without... (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8416: Good one😁 (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25158: cracker group was clever (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8414: Didn't enjoy. An oversupply of herring IMHO. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25155: Yar, as in Heisenberg principle? Hopefully it was still enough of a pointer to the word! :) (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25148: fun. Should be Achilles not Archilles. (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25152: Not bad, the only one i haven't heard of is Irish Goodbye??? (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25155: Easy but better than some of your other ones :) I do need to (pedantically) point out though that there isnt nothing in a vaccuum. (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25158: i have to say that glasses one is one if not the dumbest categories ive seen thus far...the tarot one isn't much better...sorry but this one was silly. (1 month ago)

Deb @ #8718: Easy for an American, but very creative and really fun! (1 month ago)

jms @ #25149: One of your easier ones lorna!! (1 month ago)

Extant @ #25084: One of the best ones on here. Just brilliant (1 month ago)

Gnu @ #25149: First grid I've ever seen from you that's not absurdly and unreasonably difficult. Well done. (1 month ago)

Vixen @ #25150: Loved it! So many crossovers, great. (1 month ago)

edc @ #24987: i really liked this puzzle! I dont speak french but got it all. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25148: There was a Betty Boo- 90's music. Not to be confused with Betty Boothroyd (1 month ago)

Saty @ #25137: EINSTEIN WAS A THIEF AND A FRAUD, NOT A PHYSICIST AT ALL.HES SCUM (1 month ago)

Phill99 @ #25148: Yes - sorry - I made a slight boop (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25145: completed in 12 clicks - a first for me - but I still didn't get the last group - a certain game (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25130: Some wicked red herrings. Didn’t know sleeve but I was pleased to know the rest of that group. A tough one but fair (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25129: Enjoyed that grid! Only got the On The Back group by elimination but was chuffed to get 10. Thanks (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25135: Nice! Enjoyed that one. Straightforward but not too easy (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25146: I like the use of an entire non existent group, i.e. the -y group. I spent ages checking all combos of those before i gave up. (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25148: Should boo be boop? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25148: Lovely! Rusty Ryan sounds like it could be a red herring for the achilles group! ;) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25149: Salahlahlah- this one's for you!!! ;) (1 month ago)

Salahlahlah @ #25130: Clever stuff. Liked it. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25127: I miss Bruno *sigh* (1 month ago)

Salahlahlah @ #25136: Enjoyed the explanations! Diving Bell was a great red herring, for me at least, as I looked in vain for butterfly links. But please, can we dump Gladiators now? (1 month ago)

Salahlahlah @ #25139: Agree that the tree set is a bit contrived. Like the Sono set, though! (1 month ago)

Anon @ #17787: While Springsteen may have sung "War" and "Trapped", they're not "Bruce Springsteen songs" as in being written by him. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25146: very well disguised- I worked hard to get these! (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25127: Ahem...”mind the gap”... ;) (1 month ago)

Keir H @ #25146: Good news, I'm not dead. And neither are the alphabet walls. (1 month ago)

UrsaMedium @ #25140: Lovely grid. Chuffed to get it within a minute (which probably says more about me than the grid setter...) (1 month ago)

CT @ #25124: Nice! (1 month ago)

CT @ #25116: Very clever! I was convinced Ales was a group (1 month ago)

CT @ #25121: Beat me but a fair grid (1 month ago)

chris @ #25144: never heard of the IT crowd (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25138: Excuse me, actually, I don't want to sound too pedanticismified, but I do however think you'll find it's technically spelled MWAHAHAAAAAAAA! (EVIL cunning plan). That's you told. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25138: Aha...my cunning plan worked!! (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8407: Sorry never had the chance to see these match brands (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25142: Nice to see a less predictable animal set :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25128: Ruth- thanks for proving that it can be done! Hat's off, it wasn't an easy one :) (1 month ago)

Verr @ #8405: Very good. (1 month ago)

Schwa @ #1396: Nice grid. The bout group.. I was able to put in the word "word" and it said it was correct (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25140: Interesting and novel (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25128: Peekay- thanks for commenting- the explanation was lengthy but I keep accepted terms as broad as I possibly can- you don't need to word the answer perfectly. Things like "plant" will do. Hopefully folks will get 1 or 2 easier ones, spot a pattern, work out the harder ones (possibly with pen and paper and a couple of tries?) (1 month ago)

Ruth51 @ #25128: Amazingly I got this all correct in the time. I really like your grids but often difficult to finish in the 3 mins even if you can work out the links. (1 month ago)

Bloomers @ #25121: if the stripes are descending red white blue Serbia is red blue white Slovakia is white blue red (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25138: Not a sausage. I was chasing baldies all over the shop. Feel punch drunk * (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25137: Nice use of Faraday (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25138: Kohnnie...indeed they were but you could not swap them with any in the group of those beaten by Ali as none of that group ( Dunn, Bugner, Liston and Cooper) beat Ali in a title fight. (1 month ago)

Peekay @ #25128: Incredibly difficult....i get what your'e trying, and appreciate it, but even after identifying some of the missing words, it was really difficult trying to grasp what you were after as links? Maybe just me being a bit slow. (1 month ago)

kohnnie @ #25138: A little bit of boxing knowledge certainly helped ... both Frazier and Norton were also beaten by Ali. (1 month ago)

kohnnie @ #25139: Not crazy about the tree set ... also have never come across Hemp milk (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25133: Had I been more au fait with the life and works of (the actor in question) then I could have taken 10/10 here. As it was, I struggled towards 5/10. Cheers. Good mix. (1 month ago)

Bruno @ #25110: Loris Karius level quiz. (1 month ago)

Bruno @ #25127: bad bad bad bad disappointed. won't come back. don't recommend. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25138: I apologise in advance if people failed to correctly identify the two Ali groups...it was hard to select words that would get a tick...so award yourself the points anyway (1 month ago)

Shane @ #25133: Nice liked the crossovers (1 month ago)

Eve @ #25124: Didn't know the Honda category but enjoyed it otherwise (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25132: I take it you're not rushed off your feet today either? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25132: Utterly baffling only got 2 groups (2 letter) but completely fair! Just didn't spot the word play- nicely done! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25132: Just messing about... if you play this, the odds against the top line reading how I'd like are 43,679-1. (1 month ago)

epic gamer @ #25088: so ez lol xd :9 :^) (1 month ago)

Amaryllis @ #25095: Enjoyed this a lot, thanks. Did okay once I abandoned cops and found the Jimmys! (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #24935: Interesting username to say the least. (1 month ago)

Cazlyn @ #22358: good quiz. easy. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #22367: I thought this was great- typos are easily done, but it was still playable despite the unintentional entry, (still a red herring where needed) and a really good "in plain sight" group which made it tricksy, but fair. Not difficult but good quality (1 month ago)

Cazlyn @ #22366: Good quiz. Remembered the tasks of Hercules only because I love Agatha Christie. (1 month ago)

cjn102 @ #25128: Argh! That was difficult! Just about had all the connections but didn't actually manage to find a full four in any group before the time ran out! I wasted a lot of time at the start as I had gone down the wrong route on what the links were going to be. Very good, would have liked a bit longer and I think I could have got all 10 instead of the 4 I managed for the connections. As ever, a good grid. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25129: meant to say, this was very fun. Distracted by the question! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25129: yes I'd say so- but I got the wacky ref- some may be too young? Hard to say with cultural refs, but I'd agree with med, personally (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25129: Sorry. Forgot to adjust the thing for rating. A medium? (1 month ago)

Cazlyn @ #22367: great quiz, but two red herrings??? (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25094: A fun mix, scored 6/10. My favourite part was that I wrote "gay musicals" for the Pink Flag line, both as a bit of a stupid joke to myself and a nod towards the famous IT Crowd episode, and it was accepted as a correct answer. (1 month ago)

Andy P @ #25124: A good entry level grid. Scored 10/10 in under a minute. The Civic overlap has been done a lot on this website though and that would be my main criticism. (1 month ago)

Snakes @ #4750: Why is this in best grids? It’s crap (1 month ago)

TooCleverByHalf @ #25121: Not a unique solution. You can swap Luxembourg with Serbia or Slovakia (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25126: 36 seconds....and guessed every group as I soon realised I hadn't a clue........I'm off to buy a lottery ticket!!! (1 month ago)

niceguy09 @ #25088: orgasmic (1 month ago)

jaoef @ #25040: hello finn it is i (1 month ago)

jaoef @ #8403: awesome quicz (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25124: I enjoyed it although I didn't get full marks. Never heard of the Honda Amaze, but I knew the category. (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25125: That was good and enjoyable, although maybe a tad too easy! I got 10/10 so must be easy! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25097: Thanks Karen et al! Ossie- ha ha, you're right! It was just "anagrams for each other" but I just picked one out at random. This week, I arrr be mostly giving- "technically" incorrect solutions! :) (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25116: @Amos. Yes I hoped the Cant’s Miller clue would get a smile (or more likely a groan!). Thanks for the feedback. @Lorna :) @Pedant. They are in Yorkshire :) (1 month ago)

Pedant @ #25116: Aunt and Ant are not homophones. Have a good day (1 month ago)

Keith @ #25125: Nice one. I only got the rice group. (1 month ago)

Karen @ #25097: Your grids are always the most rewarding Lorna. Got this one but only just! Brilliant (1 month ago)

Nz @ #25123: That's not all Sainsbury's is missing- the S in the middle for example (1 month ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #25094: 5 stars for including Wire. (1 month ago)

Tom @ #25105: I was sure the theme linking Vanderbilt and Lionel Richie was going to be Commodores. (1 month ago)

Bug is not an insect @ #24437: it is a generic name for the group of beings called insects. should have been a specific kind of *cough* "bug" (1 month ago)

Rossco @ #842: Good grid, daunting at first but got there in the end. Except I misspelled Fibonacci :( (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25097: Err technically Father Ted is not an anagram of Father Ted..............I'll get my coat! (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25101: Oh very good....but now you've played it I reckon I'll spot it next time.............!! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25123: very good (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25110: Oh hang on....just got it....I think the description should say 'words' not 'word' to make it a tad clearer.....just a thought....but a cunning group that's for sure. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25110: Nope....you've completely lost me with the a b c group.....??????????? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25004: ps I need to come up with some new tactics, to dodge perceptive folks like yourself! ;) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25122: A nice, wittily self aware grid. I could almost feel people bristling at the American spellings! :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25004: Feedback very much appreciated! I try to back- chain my answers so that I'm not guilty of mind blindness- you shouldn't have to make too much of a leap- I like people to be able to work out the link from the given information- more satisfying than just knowing/ not knowing- by having paired clues I was hoping that the less obscure one would help with the harder one. Spotting the link in this type of grid is usually a bit of a memory test so it's probably an idea to write stuff down or take a couple of goes! It's good to get feedback to see what works, what's too hard/ frustrating, as I'm trying different styles and approaches. Good luck with the rest! (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25054: You're developing at quite a rate. When I was 12 I had no idea about sexual tension. (1 month ago)

DanC @ #25116: Pubi Chair was a aha moment that Amos unfortunately missed out on! (1 month ago)

Catherine @ #24968: Smith and Baker are interchangeable in the DW and surname groups, aren't they? (1 month ago)

DanC @ #25110: I think the Ibis group would be okay in the sequence round of only connect but a bit tricky to spot in amongst 4 different groups, (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25116: It took me a while! I was thinking- what's pubi chair? Mind the gap (1 month ago)

Rosy @ #25110: Bit crytic, the last one (1 month ago)

namelesshere @ #24986: great grid! (1 month ago)

DanC @ #25106: Never heard of cabinet pudding, think I tried every other combination! Well played (1 month ago)

Keith Pratt @ #204: I bet the seppos loved this one (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25110: Good grid. The ibis group was tricky because there is a sequence to it rather than all the clues working in their own right. Nice crossovers :) (1 month ago)

Rosy @ #25090: I felt I got them all right - I put dictionary (instead of dictionaries) and runners rather than sprinters (1 month ago)

Amos @ #25116: Love the she's songs and comedy double acts. They're inspired! Didn't care for the windy group though and I think you've misspelt pub? (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25106: A more conventional grid! Another good one :) (1 month ago)

bloss @ #25032: loved the blind group (1 month ago)

emmy @ #25112: meh (1 month ago)

Renae Pippa Sanderson @ #22612: Just doing this puzz again and slacking off during work while my boss is not working. XD (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25107: Nice one, Willows Rd! (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #25054: O WOW THE SEXUAL TENSION AMONGST LORNA, BINDIPPER, AND OSSIEP9 IS PALPABLE. Someone cue up a Marvin Gaye record because it's about to go down xxx xx xxxxxxxxxxx This is my favourite form of social media. Love you all, jellylegs! Cheers xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (1 month ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25004: @Lorna: I can often guess or realise the last answer in a group, once I’ve got the connection. That can’t be done if you need to work out the answer in order to see if it’s part of a group. That’s not a criticism, I enjoy your grids and I’m starting to see some of your tactics! (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #25105: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g Live. Die. Start. the fire. JELLYLEGS. (1 month ago)

Gavin @ #25101: Love it. Innovative. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #25102: really appreciated that you included "hot problems", one of the best songs to have been produced this generation. it truly captures the difficulty good-looking folk experience day-to-day. #hotrights #WOKE #jellylegs (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #25045: meet me in Grand Park. i'll be wearing my trusty tux. with one, single rose. can't wait!!! xoxoxoxo ;0 (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #25045: Excellent puzz, jelly legs. xoxo. (1 month ago)

Giggsy @ #25060: Stafford does not have three Fs. Get it right or you're banned, jelly legs. fff. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25104: fiendish si group! (1 month ago)

Batgirl @ #9875: Great Wall, loved the red herrings. Agreed, water isn’t specific enough. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #24955: It can be disease, pestilence, plague or conquest depending on the source, I believe- I did a bit of research as I had a 4 horsemen clue. "Though theologians and popular culture differ on the first Horseman, the four riders are often seen as symbolizing Conquest[1] or Pestilence (and less frequently, the Christ or the Antichrist), War,[2] Famine,[3] and Death.[4] " Wikipedia (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25090: Very much agree with what Patrick said (apart from the dad bit) (1 month ago)

Kenty @ #24955: This is inaccurate. Horsemen clue is wrong. Conquest should be disease. (1 month ago)

Gaffer @ #24929: Kat Slater!!!!!!!!! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25103: good red herrings (1 month ago)

Patrick @ #25090: Good one, Dad ! (1 month ago)

jms @ #25097: Loved Goldilocks connection! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25101: Ok- challenge accepted- Absolute trousers, trousers down, down vodka, vodka absolute (cheated a bit) ;)- (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25090: Sorry Keith, lazy clueing by me, it isn’t an exact science! (1 month ago)

Keith @ #25090: So “dictionary” is not a valid answer? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25102: I thought the "problems" group was "side"- given some of the other lines and clues! :) (1 month ago)

Mr C @ #25101: Absolute trousers (1 month ago)

Nighteyes @ #25098: Another good one at which I did very badly. A very fair wall, no quibbles, nothing obscure, and, apart from the six quarters, no major problem with red-herrings. So why did I only manage to scrape a measly 2? I was roundly beaten by a master wall maker. Well done. (1 month ago)

finn @ #25040: good (1 month ago)

cjn102 @ #25097: Really good. Got 10/10 but was made to work for it! Some nice red herrings. (1 month ago)

Fring @ #25081: No need to apologize. I did think it was plausible in that group, I'd just never heard it said and couldn't find it on google afterwards, that's all. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25081: Sorry if it was frustrating. As it was listed as a used phrase I assumed that people had heard of it. I sometimes add a less known answer to a group that contain more obvious clues- it's intended to keep it interesting- but not make it impossible. It's hard to know what other people will know, but I figured that the sweets would be a giveaway- lead to a process of elimination. I chose it as it provided a red herring for the fungi group (parasol fungus)- not to be deliberately obscure- again, apologies if you didn't enjoy this grid. (1 month ago)

Fring @ #25081: That wasn't me nitpicking about terminology. It not being idiomatic actually made finding the group in the first place quite difficult. I for one tried Chocolate Teapot, Inflatable Dartboard and the more commonly used Glass Hammer with literally every other option on the board before giving up on that group. (1 month ago)

chris @ #25095: Nice , intelligent grid (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25081: It was on a list that I found. Probably not that common, but "idiomatic" was not required to get a point; I just added it as an extra explanation/ for clarity. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25097: apologies if the accepted answers seem limited on this one- it would not submit so I deleted some text. Take all the points you want :) (1 month ago)

Amaryllis @ #25091: Very neat, thank you. Liked the Mumbles line... (1 month ago)

Fring @ #25081: Never heard glass parasol used in that context. Googled it and couldn't find any results using it in that context. So even though a parasol made of glass may not serve its purpose, I'm not sure it's "idiomatic" as a simile for useless. (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25088: Nice theme, once I’d got the idea, it fell into place! (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25086: Had me stumped.......I was looking for "open" and "dog" connections (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25091: Excellent. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25094: Suspected Baseball and Camera work but I am not well versed enough in either to have solved the groups.....and as for the Post-Punk group, as an ageing Jazz Funk and Soul boy I had no chance!! Great grid. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25092: Apologies that this is all one note (pun intended) it's just something a bit different from me, more of a themed quiz. Enjoy anyway! :) (1 month ago)

Steaky27 @ #10172: Janus... the Red Square in Moscow... (1 month ago)

Bemused obs @ #25082: Very good, enjoyed the ‘11’ group + elf! (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25088: I am nothing if not methodical! (1 month ago)

bloss @ #25086: This was good, though I didn't work it out! (1 month ago)

Jonny @ #25088: Very simple, very satisfying. Perfect combo! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25088: I do love a theme (1 month ago)

Sarah @ #24283: why specifically "keeping up with the beckhams".... "beckham" should be sufficient since that's their actual surname. (1 month ago)

jms @ #25086: tricky one! (1 month ago)

Amaryllis @ #25084: Another 👏 for the Land Rover group! Enjoyed this, thanks. (1 month ago)

Tom @ #25077: Good grid, though could add unusual to accepted answers for the quirky group. (1 month ago)

Hubby @ #25084: Thanks, this was a fun grid! (1 month ago)

jms @ #25082: Good one..loved monkey tennis!! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25066: ECG the answers spell it Liszt. All of the composer names on the grid are spelled differently, as they are intended to be homophones. Hope that helps! :) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25083: Yes sorry, I've tried re-submitting but no joy- the answers are- SPOILER ALERT!!! Positively charged Synonyms/ types heavy artillery Spirals Navigational aids Sorry it wouldn't let you get the points but if you came anywhere near those answers take the points as I'm sure the accepted terms would have worked for you (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25086: Beautiful! Got some of those for the wrong reasons though! Not sure how I managed that (1 month ago)

ECG @ #25066: A classical composer's surname is mis-spelt. It should be "Liszt" not list. (1 month ago)

Widger @ #25078: Oops not quite the right spelling for the red herring either (1 month ago)

Widger @ #25078: Nice grid. Dalgleish is the wrong spelling for the group it has been put in, but the right spelling for the group in which it is a red herring. (1 month ago)

Widger @ #25081: very enjoyable (1 month ago)

Widger @ #25082: Excellent - have I got a second series? (1 month ago)

Widger @ #25084: Yes - Land rover group excellent (1 month ago)

DanC @ #25083: Good grid. It won't let me to enter the thundercloud group, I tried 3 times so can't get a final score. My guess was static electricity? (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #25084: Very good indeed. Loved the Land Rover group (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25084: top marks, I really liked this, almost cryptic in places. (1 month ago)

GTF @ #25083: Good one (1 month ago)

Aetees @ #25081: Excellent (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25082: really liked this one, probably because I got the references! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25080: Hey Ossie- I resubmitted this one as I was having trouble getting the answers to reveal- was it working for you? Enjoy your cake! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: Thanks BinDipper. To be fair to the site setter- uppers, The fake grid under my name/ fake comments as me were taken down last time, they have been good in that way. Always appreciate you taking the time to comment on my grids though and I'm not going to disagree with your POV :) (1 month ago)

GTF @ #25081: Really good. Best one I've done in ages. And a 10/10. (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25079: excellent (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25078: LOVE spaced. (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25077: My kind of grid. :-) (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #18091: I liked this one at the time. Just tried it and I couldn't complete the chuffer. It's hard! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: It's ridiculous that I can do this for example. Signed - BinDipper (1 month ago)

BinDipper @ #25054: I love this site but I wouldn't contribute to its upkeep financially because there are way too many flaws - the ability to nick someone's name being one of them. The lack of any visible moderation is another. I'm afraid if you want cash, sort the site out FIRST. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25080: 52 seconds....the quickest I have ever solved one of your grids Lorna.....I may treat myself to a cake in celebration!!! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: Very much appreciated guys! Trust me, I've had worse. No way I'm leaving. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25066: Top work (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25054: Lorna....Adam has the right idea...just try and ignore it...easier said than done I know but it's the only solution I'm afraid....well other than leaving which we would hate you to do as your grids are among the best on here. (1 month ago)

Adam @ #25054: Just ignore it if you can Lorna, small minded people having a go at a big brain! Love your grids, don't be put off. I agree with OSSIEP9 this isn't Facebook and it is bollocks (1 month ago)

cjn102 @ #25054: Really good and really difficult. I only managed to get one group but found all the connections - couldn't quite work out the clues on enough to find another group. Was kicking myself when I saw some of the explanations! (1 month ago)

Jonny @ #25066: Very enjoyable. Best grid contender? (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: Not nice to wake up to! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: ossie with an s do you know what's going on? (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25054: The small case 'l' is the give away..........what's depressing is that I left Facebook to get away from this sort of bollocks!! (1 month ago)

boo hoo @ #25054: boo hoo (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: I can apologise for my own mistakes. people please stop using my name. Was it you last time? Just weird (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: ??? (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25054: i was actually doing you a favour you stupid bitch (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: oh for god's sake grow up (1 month ago)

boo hoo @ #25054: hi this is the real lorna ignore lorna its a fake lorna (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25054: why are you answering for me Ozzy?! what is going on with posting names on here. this keeps happening to me! (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25054: Doh! its so hard to think of every answer people may type. Give yourself the points anyway- can't change grids once they're up. If you really care about points one tip is to go for the most "tecnical" sounding answer as its more likely to hit. you'd have got points for laundry, detergent, brand etc. Apologies, i try to keep accepted terms as broad as possible but it's easy to miss one (1 month ago)

Matt @ #59: Angua - Bruges is not a port. Zeebrugge is the port nearby. (1 month ago)

Tom @ #25054: Aw come on, washing powder doesn’t get a point? (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25053: didnt like this one sorry (1 month ago)

Daz @ #25052: LOL...was fun though he/she is technically right... (1 month ago)

eth @ #25053: HARD (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25034: Liked it - probably 'cos just over a minute was required after spotting the theme (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25051: Sounds like a good night bob a job (1 month ago)

DH @ #25032: great grid also WTF Catalonia?! (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25048: Nice and doo-able - with fun catagories (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25051: Poets and drag over my head! (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25051: Good never knew slug. like it! (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25039: Feedback beause its your first one, I liked it, it was easy but it made me laugh so I gave you 5 stars- like, but 2 for easy type (1 month ago)

No Sports Ball @ #25032: Don't know if I've ever heard of Caganer, but the rest was pretty good with good crossovers (1 month ago)

asshat @ #24464: This sucked (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25054: Bloody hell thats hard!!! (1 month ago)

Ozzy @ #25052: Why are you commenting on your own grid? (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25032: Too high brow for me - crossovers? (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25047: Just tricky enough but enjoyable - with several crossovers (1 month ago)

Pseudonym @ #25052: pseudonym (1 month ago)

Bob a Job @ #25037: Not too difficult but ok - more crossovers needed (1 month ago)

Steve @ #25047: Really enjoyable, and just the right level of challenge. (1 month ago)

Gaffer @ #24879: 'art' works with the avant garde group as well (1 month ago)

Pseudonym @ #25052: Fun! (1 month ago)

Pseudonym @ #25052: This was simple yet brilliant! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #18124: Just found this- loved it. Straightforward looking enough but so well constructed it kept me hopping for the full time chasing the (right) answers around. I wouldn't call any of this niche, although nighteyes is usually bang on the money with advice and feedback (1 month ago)

UrsaMedium @ #25031: ARGH! So obvious when revealed, but couldn't piece it all together. Shameful 2/10 from me... Bravo! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #18150: Looking back through for Truecockney grids- this is a brilliant one - you still submitting? (re. comments: DM clearly misunderstanding concept of cryptic?) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #18091: Found an old one of yours- classic, really good one. You really know how to slam a heckler, too! I gotta get me some of that! :) (1 month ago)

Eve @ #8700: Favourite so far (1 month ago)

Eve @ #12924: (1 month ago)

Eve @ #24062: Good quiz (1 month ago)

Pip @ #25032: Only if you are a masochist (1 month ago)

Eve @ #3188: Tricky but good (1 month ago)

Eve @ #186: Great! (1 month ago)

Eve @ #10577: Love it! (1 month ago)

Eve @ #25034: Liked the theme! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25046: 7 seconds left- probably cos I don't have a telly! (1 month ago)

Eve @ #25043: Liked the links! (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25045: good crossovers (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25043: very good (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25042: Nicely done Ossie (1 month ago)

Ridder @ #25044: Rqueen, come on chris, you've never heard of it? Pphhhh.... (1 month ago)

chris @ #25044: R Queen ?? (1 month ago)

DanC @ #25036: Fooled me with the dummy hobbits group. Well played (1 month ago)

Mr C @ #25044: Good effort. Can I suggest 2 changes? 1) you've missed the 'L' out of 'Riddler' 2) You have accidentally put a second "Queen" answer in the group you can add an 'R' to the front. Still, I enjoyed it though. (1 month ago)

chris @ #25039: Good grid (1 month ago)

Snakes @ #25019: 👌🏼 (1 month ago)

Debra @ #25033: I didn't know it was possible to cross a goat with a sheep. Not sure I wanted to know. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25037: Very good.......and as I have never heard of House of Games I was scuppered by "Answer Smash"...I was looking for anagrams and cryptic clues instead! (1 month ago)

jim @ #25026: i agree with snakeo (1 month ago)

Billy Bones @ #25037: The perfect quizzy quiz for quiz-lovers! Loved it, thank you. (1 month ago)

Billy Bones @ #25039: Now that's how to do humour without resorting to sexism or racism. Well done! (1 month ago)

MNSasha @ #24987: Sorry about the spelling error. And Bozo, I assume you are talking about the "now" group. Given the solution, unfortunately any guess containing that letter will likely end up being counted correct. I didn't see a way around it. (1 month ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25039: Bit harsh on a lot of MPs but it didn't detract from the Grid. As for feedback/advice I would simply say don't be afraid of making mistakes, even if some of the more anal contributors to this site criticise you for it.......we all made mistakes at the start and some of us (ahem) still do!! (1 month ago)

Jd @ #21705: Enjoyed it but still can’t see link for the buddy row and has me stumped (1 month ago)

TheDoc @ #1942: I was convinced Michael was one of the groups! Nice one =] (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25039: Witty! Chaplin connection was hard but fair. Took me 24 seconds, so yes quite easy, maybe some more crossovers as you say, good spread of subjects. Great first attempt! (1 month ago)

TheDoc @ #25039: Still fairly new to the making. Feedback appreciated. Cheers =] (Possibly too simple? Only one major decoy) (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25035: I like what you did there. :) (1 month ago)

George @ #25015: I put 'storm' for the last line :() (1 month ago)

jollycorpse @ #25015: nice, enjoyed this one (1 month ago)

lorna @ #25018: a) because it would obscure it too much. b) needed terms that were similar in appearance to the anagrams group (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25034: Good one- few secs left. Nicely themed, very enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25032: Excellent grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25031: :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25033: Apologies for typo (sp. e not a) on one reveal- it will not affect game play or accepted answers- just the explanation! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #25031: You done me up like a kipper there Monk....I couldn't even come up with a single possible group let alone the correct one!! Top work (1 month, 1 week ago)

Immortal Otter @ #24981: Lovely work, very difficult but in an enjoyable way (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #25026: Very good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

GG20 @ #13254: This was such an amazing quiz, I was enlightened!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ozzy @ #25018: Ha! I'm sat looking at it and I didn't spot it. Sneaky (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ozzy @ #25004: Grrrrrr I'm really angry because I've never heard of something and it's in a puzzgrid! You're literally at a computer. Ever heard of google? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anne Onymous @ #8000: I loved the welsh trick! Completely fooled me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25022: Quite clever camouflaging there. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est @ #2732: Love this (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est @ #2749: Really liked this grid although I didn't get the blue ones! Well done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

cb @ #25004: 4/10, I congratulate you and me. ;-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

cb @ #24999: 6/10, I congratulate myself. ;-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Yuri @ #12138: Had no idea about 'Oxford Blue' - thanks for the education! Also went for "Navy, Faithful, Boy, and Bailey" being 'songs with the word "Come" in the title' - I feel as though that should have still been given points! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Yuri @ #98: "Solfa" should be added to the answer key for 'Me, So, Ray/Re, La'. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #25021: 10/10. Liked that (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25020: What a great idea- easy if you know it but good crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #25019: I like the idea but i can hardly see the images (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25019: :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #25013: Good one. Anagrams made it very difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25017: the D'Artagnan group, in particular, is what makes an excellent puzzgrid. That's such an original idea, well executed, without obscurity. Hat's off to this one. Brilliant work (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #24980: Please keep posting. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #24982: Easier but still fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24866: dit was n baie lekker speiletjie (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24866: Really loved this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24885: The S of TeamSaty really loves colour theory - less keen on hypothetical hairy fairy stuff like quantum (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24885: nice do more bro. (1 month, 1 week ago)

ButtonsCat @ #238: Liked it a lot! It was daunting at first but was able to sort it out in decent time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #24986: Got it but wouldn't like to say how many goes it took. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25014: Agreed Frog it was tricky to spot but there are very few homographs to choose from that could make effective clues- having additional similar meanings or commonalities was something I couldn't find, I'm afraid. Why don't you have a go? It's a lot of fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24980: Great to have such kind feedback especially after so many debates over being unorthodox and weird; people posting offensive grids as me; daring to attempt homophones... Sensitive? Moi? ;) As long as people are enjoying the variety, I'll let those less keen just pass on by to the next grid, no harm done :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Frog @ #25014: So the only connections are the first letters. I don't mind the idea behind it but it needed better connections than that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #25013: What a sneaky group (with le chase) didn't spot it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bozo @ #24987: I didn't think I'd ever say this but the connection AI for the second one wasn't restrictive enough. I put "Microsoft" as a complete shot in the dark and it said I was correct! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #25014: That was a headscratcher (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25014: Very clever and again I “nearly” got them all. Honest. :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ade @ #24980: Really enjoyed this and I like house of games. Let’s be friends! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24986: Loved this one - just took too long to complete it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24986: not bad kid (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25013: Nice! Crossovers, wordplay and general knowledge. I got 10/10 but had to work for it :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25015: I learned a new word today! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Saty @ #24989: TREEEEEEEE (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25011: Quite easy once I’d spotted the first group. Satisfying to complete, thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25004: As in you get 3 clues but not the group or you get 3 groups? I do listen to this feedback as I want my grids to be challenging but satisfying. My aim is to give one "hook" per group to get you started, and a spread of subjects so that if you find one group harder you get the first 3 and have time after to spot the link. Thanks for commenting, I'm still developing styles and gauging difficulty, so constructive feedback really helps! (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25006: Good groups, I knew them once they were formed for me. I didn’t have enough time to sort all the crossovers though. :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25004: Cruel! So often I get 3 of these clues but the style means you can’t guess the last one. Satisfying when I do get them though, thanks Lorna :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #25004: I do enjoy these Lorna not that I always solve 'em. Thanks for posting (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24947: Been in anything we'd know? My brother works on off as film/tv extra, good fun. Went with him once, made a channel 5 documentary about- you guessed it- Nazis!!! At least it wasn't Nazi sharks (or on post- watershed). (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #25008: Enjoyed that. Good crossovers and nice balance between wordplay and general knowledge. Not too difficult :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25004: Not smug at all jolly- you enjoy the victory! Hopefully starting to see what to look for in my grids! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24993: Telenovella screwed me, but a good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25004: rag week in British English (ræɡ wiːk) education. (in British universities) a period, usually a week, in which various events are organized to raise money for charity, including a procession of decorated floats and tableaux walk Spanish: To force someone to leave, usu. from a public place, by lifting him by his coat or shirt collar to a walking position and propelling him toward the door (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25007: Oh- people are going to HATE you for this- I personally think you're an evil genius. I got nowhere near (twice) but had an inkling about answers in questions from Big Country and San Marino- how clever to make THE WHOLE GRID this way. Keep on being different, and weird, and enriching. Kudos (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25006: I really wanted it to be fog chicken (1 month, 1 week ago)

wut @ #25004: What the heck are Rag Week and Spanish Walk? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25004: And thank you for the compliment, I do love that programme! You'd be good at one of these, inventive brain (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rossco @ #25004: Took me a while, thought it was impossible at first but got there in the end, great quiz! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25004: Andy P @ #24980: You might enjoy my unofficial 'House of Games' question group on Facebook if you enjoy puzzles like this. It's very similar to the 'Answer Smash' round from the TV show. https://www.facebook.com/groups/305752400278560 (5 hours, 53 minutes ago) This was posted by AndyP on one of mine- you might be interested? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kondja Mia @ #24983: Thanks, i always make that mistake. But don't worry, i inadvertently accounted for my own misspelling, so the quiz does accept "pigeon" :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rossco @ #24992: Great red herrings, great grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JaminVee @ #24993: A bit easy except some of the descriptions are a bit narrow. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rossco @ #24994: Good grid, not too difficult (1 month, 1 week ago)

Niqldoo @ #24994: Good choices (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #25004: You should be a House of Games question writer, honestly. Seems you'd be good at writing Answer Smash. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Olly @ #24873: I did that too! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hint @ #24985: Enjoyed that! The "posteriors" one I got in last few seconds for last moment resolution. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ads @ #24931: Woah- lots of comments for one grid, it seems to have sparked a debate! I am scottish and I gave it ten out of ten. No problem with the words at all, it was the first group I got (1 month, 1 week ago)

ButtonsCat @ #48: Best one yet! Palindromes and anagrams! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ben @ #25002: Nice! Enjoyed this - good balance (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #25004: Smug to have gotten full points but it took me a while to get going. Nice work! (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24991: A wonderful, sneaky, enjoyable wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #25001: Absolute genius. Didn't spot the (beautiful) symmetry- may have stood a chance if I'd known the text speak! Novel, well constructed, and much smarter than it first looked. Full marks, very much deserved (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24999: really lovely wordplay (1 month, 1 week ago)

JaminVee @ #24999: Very clever... too clever for me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24996: Cheers Jolly. I think it's the closest I've ever managed to one for the TV. So 3 stars by the time it hits the bottom of the page then. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MrsB @ #25001: wow so modern haha (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mr Big @ #24982: Less challenging but really good fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24992: I love rum, monsters and Simon Pegg so this was an absolute treat, Gus. (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24994: Yep. Another fine puzzle. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #24989: Tough, but very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24996: Really enjoyed this. Lovely grid, Dipper (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #24991: Excellent stuff, clever gridding. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24996: Thanks Sid. For that kind of link I usually just put 'synonym' or 'mean' and hope that covers it. Sometimes you can have 20+ synonyms and it's hard to hit every one. So I don't bother trying. :-)) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24980: Wow- thanks Coochies, glad you like this style, I've done a few like this or similar, I'd be delighted if you checked them out and I hope you enjoy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24996: :-)) Witty. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #24996: Good grid, my only "complaint, or gripe etc." is that complain should have been a option as an answer. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24998: Good one MrsS (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24996: Oh well, they can pay for their eye surgery ;0 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #24998: Very good gridding, well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24998: Some great ideas in here (1 month, 1 week ago)

Sid Kneebridge @ #24993: Easy, but fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Coochies @ #24980: Possibly the best grid on this site. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24996: Probably not as bad as lawn darts in the immediate. Years later when you realise you've gifted someone £1300 the pain lives on. (1 month, 1 week ago)

JoeM @ #24993: It doesn’t accept “mass” units rather than weight units. The former is technically more correct than the latter. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LK @ #24981: Love all the Mario red herrings, I admit I couldn't name the card games category because I'd never heard of Whist or Spit. Nonetheless very enjoyable! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rabbite @ #24983: Good grid, but most people spell it “pigeon“ rather than “pidgeon”. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24982: I prefer the more traditional types of wall so this one was right up my street. Loved the Yellow, Cabin and Millennium groups - wonder if you noticed the opportunity to use Millennium as a red herring for a group based on falcons? I think it would work better with only one word group and then you could have had Black in there as a falcon, a fever and a river. 5 stars from me though. :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24998: Ill did me in. Close. Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rabbite @ #24990: Got the pop band group totally by accident using another connection. They all make different words when the first letter is replaced by “p”; pimply, pink, pace, pay. LOL. Wonder if Victoria would have given me the point... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24996: As bad as lawn darts? Couple of unexpected apples there, nice! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Rabbite @ #24989: Please add “tree” as an acceptable answer to the wood group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24986: Andy P- you've used the operative word there, for me. I love the show, I love some of the great grids on here, but the thought of only ever producing one type over and over just turns my brain to thin unsweetened porridge. Sometimes I go fully traditional but I like to vary it up a bit. I'm not everyone's favourite beverage but neither is tap water. I will def check out your site, sounds good :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24980: thanks Andy P I love house of games, that sounds like fun! thanks very much, Nighteyes! I know I'm not everyone's cup of tea but I love having ideas and they're there for those who enjoy them :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24994: Nicely interwoven (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24993: Ditto (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24980: Superb. I really like this style of wall, and you do them very well. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24992: Chased World's End about for ages- LOVELY crossovers, inspired! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24991: Liked the "crack" group (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24991: Angel "hair" did for me.......nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24993: Telenovela is completely new word/concept to me so I was on a hiding to nothing there....good work ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24993: Telenovela is completely new word/concept to me so I was on a hiding to nothing there....good work ! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #24986: I nice concept. I was over thinking it so didn't manage to solve it at all but I enjoyed it a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #24980: You might enjoy my unofficial 'House of Games' question group on Facebook if you enjoy puzzles like this. It's very similar to the 'Answer Smash' round from the TV show. https://www.facebook.com/groups/305752400278560 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #24986: This was a bit weird. A commendable attempt to do something a bit different from normal but I just prefer a boring normal grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

emm @ #24987: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bagsy33 @ #24980: Clever - nice grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

DH @ #24927: Thought of Russell's paradox and the paradox of the heap and got lost (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bagsy33 @ #24986: Clever but pushes you close to the time limit (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bagsy33 @ #24987: Agree with lorna - and hard as I don't know French! (1 month, 1 week ago)

joe @ #24989: Better than your previous ones! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Anon @ #1124: Court card is king queen or jack (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24988: great- I got stuck on Alice + Palm. More celeb based holes in my knowledge! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24944: I'm at the bottom there! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24987: That mistake may cost you quality stars- don't be put off because this was a great effort, nice crossovers in there. This will either be very easy or very hard, depending on understanding of French :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

ChippyD @ #24980: Very good. Liked that a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

spellcheck @ #24987: it's tempera paint, not tempura (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24986: Cunn"""enuity (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24980: Very nice. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24944: Is this you, Lorna? Nice gag, Wendy. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24946: Exactly - thanks Lorna. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24947: As you can see, sadly not Lorna. All that effort to please one person - just can't please some people. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24947: Crikey. Bitter much? - 'Former' - so, it's no longer my day job - sorry if it's confusing. I actually think some of this is quite clever. Least some of us make the effort. Still waiting for your masterpiece - can't wait. Mind you with all the criticising of others your time is probably not your own, eh? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fairy Godmother @ #24981: What a jerk that person was, this was lovely, thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #24972: Would never have identified the Cosmopolis group as i'd never heard of it, but it was a good fun wall. (1 month, 1 week ago)

A Concerned Citizen @ #24981: lmao bro what is this gay shit (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24980: Excellent. 21 seconds to spare (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24982: Very good. Top Marks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #24971: I didn't get the point for the argyle group cos i typed "designs" instead of "patterns" which i felt hard done by :) Nice one though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #24982: Fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24969: couldn't resist! (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24968: Nice! I enjoyed the red herrings from the doctors group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24969: Loved this so much! The "Messiah" one made me giggle :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

jms @ #24962: Good one..I didn't get the pan connection (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24974: The Palin group got me! Very sharp grid :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Alex @ #24978: Resolved the wall, and identified all three except for the group with "Pagan". Especially annoying as it had occurred to me what was going on yet i missed it with all the other three in that group. Nice fun wall, well done. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24977: ooooooo, didn't spot that! Take as many goes as you like, I won't tell anybody! ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24964: Easier than it looked and well constructed (1 month, 1 week ago)

Erica @ #4772: I think that multiple solutions does invalidate the grid, but “golf shirt” would be a bit of a stretch. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24977: I got lost with foot locker / locker room and ran out of time :( Really clever grid! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

jms @ #24966: Enjoyed this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Eric @ #423: @Calum - dry wall is ok, but I agree the others are a bit weak. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24964: Inventive and good (apparent) crossovers. Made very tricky by the specificity of the Toledo group but I enjoyed it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24925: Most enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24957: Nice grid, enjoyed that. Range of subjects and approaches. One bit of constructive feedback - it’s good to have “synonyms” as an allowable word if that’s what the group is :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

jms @ #24973: Didn't get the sandwich one..but good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Electric Ian @ #1563: Going to disagree with Asterios. There was nothing wrong with the Ian clue! (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24954: Broad subject matter but I guess with the books group you either know ‘em or you don’t! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #10115: You're (1 month, 1 week ago)

RobbC @ #24971: Clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24955: Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24967: that's the spirit! :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

UrsaMedium @ #24977: We need a five minute version for this one. Great concept! (1 month, 1 week ago)

RobbC @ #24951: I used fungi and not mushrooms, so will count that as a awin (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24975: good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christobal @ #24973: Nice grid. Didn't manage to get the finger group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christobal @ #24974: My knowledge of 2 of the groups was not good enough. Otherwise, good grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24974: Almost cracked it. Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24973: What's the difference between a finger sandwich and a knuckle sandwich?- Having teeth :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #24974: Didn’t quite crack it, but nice grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24971: good crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wordie @ #24973: Good effort (1 month, 1 week ago)

MinnieQuiz @ #24967: Did a couple of times but got there in the end! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chevron @ #24935: Liked it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chevron @ #24936: Liked it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Snakes @ #24969: Rock hard. Good though (1 month, 1 week ago)

brendan @ #10577: excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

MinnieQuiz @ #24970: Good quiz, those beers were hard to find! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24942: I cracked it. Wahey! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24967: No shame in trying a few times! It's only for fun :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24967: I failed horribly (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24946: mop = pop (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pam @ #24871: Got them all but omitted to add doctor (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24966: This was right up my street, nice word play and topics close enough for apparent crossovers and fun disentangling. Was convinced birds were in there at first. Nicely done (1 month, 1 week ago)

SK @ #12440: Very nifty - thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24946: Don't understand the mop bit but other than that good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24951: Hooray. First one I’ve managed to complete. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24965: Excellent! Knew there were musicals floating about, but failed to get them in time. Tyson is a boxer, but figured that was who was meant so didn't matter too much. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24965: Tricky but enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Red folio @ #24784: How? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24962: Very challenging (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24965: That one made me wish I knew more- I think it would have been a lot of fun- I have a lot of holes in my knowledge- mostly about celebs! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24962: Failed to get the pan bit. Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24954: great idea and crossovers, good mix of subjects- unfortunately you could put 2 of your musical groups into the symbol group in place of He (Re- Rhenium and Ho- Holmium)- Red herrings need to only work one way or there is no one unique solution. I love this grid as a concept, works really well :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24957: Good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dave F @ #24963: Struggled with the last two rows - I knew that Hungarians was the connection but got the wrong people! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24957: Nice challenge (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dave F @ #24959: Very good! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dave F @ #24956: Enjoyable! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Big Mo @ #24960: Very tricky, this one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24953: excellent, especially the colouring line (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24948: Its basically "the" zodiac (Mesopotamian and more famously Greek origins)- I think Greek was used here to distinguish it from the Chinese. So i'd say most people recognise terms eg scales= Libra (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24934: this deserves more stars than it's getting... (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24944: Nice! The Rod(ney) group was my least favourite - but you noted that yourself. The homophones are awesome! And I love the Beatles clue. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24952: I love the "Baobab" group! (1 month, 1 week ago)

rabbit @ #12432: Good grid. Agree with msicism on the American words. (1 month, 1 week ago)

MinnieQuiz @ #24943: Great quiz! Loved the group that brought me back to my childhood :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darkershadeofme @ #10711: I thought “Head, Light” etc was “Red” but realised I’m an idiot after getting the others.. genius link (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24950: I’m annoyed at myself as I had Science as an option as it covered both fiction and school subjects but I put Western in by mistake. Shame you can’t edit these (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24948: Very good. Except nobody knows the Greek zodiac (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lilythepink @ #24948: Loved the bear group! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24947: No wonder you're a former actor, stick to the day job! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8399: Too much cake? 😁 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Crolla @ #24950: Liked this one a lot. Got two groups but was close on three and did get the connections. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Wendy @ #24944: Of course he's not, he's gay himself =D ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24951: Nice start to a Sunday! I love the Jackal etc. group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24939: *blush* (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8396: Serious error here I'm afraid. The grid has more than one solution. PINK and RED are completely interchangeable. Not good. (REDEYE is an american term for a late/early or overnight journey). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est @ #24950: Tricky one! I liked it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8392: :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

jms @ #24941: Very difficult! (1 month, 1 week ago)

jms @ #24941: (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24948: this was lovely but unfortunately pig and rabbit are interchangeable so no one unique solution- I got down to those 2 groups but very hard to separate on guesswork. Nice subjects. Could have used owl, maybe? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24946: very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24947: done with a sense of humour- I hope it's taken that way!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24944: Pete is NOT a homophobe- and what's a double standard? ;) ;) ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8332: No fun tbh (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24945: no- I am your Vader! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! Top notch grid :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8381: Enjoyed this one a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24936: good mix of subjects (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #24948: Very good, enjoyed it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24937: Lucky I got three groups, as would never have got any in the 4th. Nice mix. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24931: Well I enjoyed it.......... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Justin Wright @ #24948: this shit was stupid hard but very smart and fun to complete! I felt my brain muscles working (1 month, 1 week ago)

Justin Wright @ #24948: Really great! Tricky! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24931: Looking forward to doing one of your grids. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24931: Thanks - it's up there - enjoy. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24931: Thanks for being gracious about it, Lorna :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24941: Nice one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24931: barmy and balmy= /bɑːmi/ see dictionary.com I love the Scottish accent, and that the l's and r's are so clearly pronounced. Constructive feedback is appreciated- I've often corrected typos as a result. I don't think my grid was unfair but am genuinely sorry that it has caused so much frustration to you! Like you say- meant to be for fun and unwinding. I don't want anyone being too reluctant to include a topic or style for fear of backlash- do have a go, for fun, but be free to use whatever inspires you. No hard feelings and please enjoy the site as player or submitter as you wish- Giggsy thanks for regular kind words and support (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24921: Well done for admitting it, mate - it's really not that bad! 'No lemon, no melon' is mind-bending ha! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24903: Ironic that Johnny English should be a red herring as the bloke who directed that film lives in my house. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24931: I'm Scottish, I've always heard 'barmy' pronounced with the 'r', otherwise 'barmy army' would be 'bammy ammy'.... maybe it is to some, I just think it is a 'near homophone' at best. Sorry! If I do make a grid, I'm definitely going to avoid homophones like the plague after this! (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24923: I'm standing by this one. Except I wrote thanks instead of please (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24931: Jeez Louise, is no-one allowed to give constructive feedback anymore? I just want to enjoy doing puzzles to unwind, but point out when I think one isn't particularly fair (because I really can't see/hear where 'r' comes into 'balmy') as the site invites us to do. No-one is saying Lorna hasn't done good grids which have taken a lot of effort, just that 'homophones' as a link often end up seeming lazy because the connection isn't real to everyone. That seems like odd motivation for making a grid, but best of luck with your goal! (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24921: Yeah I've ballsed this up a bit. Sorry (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24936: Very good. Liked it (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24931: Hi Jmack- I might understand your point if you let us know what your accent is- you say it's strong? Where are you from? I grew up near London, moved to Devon, pretty much RP but a bit more common! I do drop the l/r and shorten the syllable myself. (1 month, 1 week ago)

GTF @ #24942: A happy accident (@lorna) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24919: I like these word play/association (football) grids - probably because I can do them... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24942: fun. Convinced myself that hamburger was from Viz (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24931: Well, I honestly can't hear what you are hearing - to my ear they sound the same. Especially Barmy - the L in Balmy is silent - to my ear at least, almost impossible to include when you say it. Why not put one of your own up Jmack - let he who hath no sin cast (caste) the first stone n'all that - paraphrasing. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24928: thanks, Giggsy :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24928: Fun stuff - I too wasn't familiar with the gloves one but guessed it correctly, luckily (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24936: Loved the Exodus group - good one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24931: I've tried all of the homophones in a variety of UK accents (being an ex actor and all that) - and yes, they are all bona fide homophones - all of them. Lazy - bit harsh and not necessary. Lorna has kept me and many others endless entertained recently with her brilliant and fun diverse and whacky grids. As do all the grid presenters. I'm going to try and do one now with the express hope of pissing off as many people so they can have a good old vent. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24931: That is literally what people are trying to tell you - this fault affects game play. If you saw the clue 'cat', would you think 'well that could be cart, because some people stick random 'r's in places, they just can't help themselves'. That is essentially what you are asking people to do in leaping from 'balmy' to 'barmy', then ignore an entire syllable from 'lightening'. They don't sound the same at all, to the majority of people. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24937: Excellent - Always happy to get a (rare) 10. Major/Minor got me for a bit. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24941: Ugh- so close! I really enjoyed that one (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24931: Mine is pretty standard. Sorry- it's just a bit hilarious how angry people get about homophones, I was expecting this kind of response when I included them and even made a joke about it on someone else's comments! Just please be careful of terms like "lazy"- I've spent literally hours (off work sick) putting a lot of effort into trying to submit varied, original grids for people like yourself to enjoy. By all means point out flaws if needs be, but kindly. Just ask yourself "does this fault affect game play?" If not, just enjoy them for what they are. I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24914: thanks for explaining (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24914: Ah- clever! That's an ingenious device. Bloody hard, though!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24938: I am really enjoying your grids! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24937: Without giving too much away- think of an empire, think "did they use baths" etc- I can name a couple! Ottoman could be called Turkish, there's also Greek- but I'm inflicting preemptive pedantry upon myself! ;) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Smolenskoy @ #24914: Very difficult, had no idea of the bands or manga series For nona, the first letter 'n' is replaced by the letter before it in alphabet 'm' , producing the girl's name Mona (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24940: two groups beyond my ken- a very clever grid, fun to spot what I could! You'll probably get people saying a drey isn't a burrow so I may as well do it now- kindly- by saying that it didn't detract at all, it fit the group itself, and it was an awesome grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24937: Oooh, nasty! Kicking myself for not seeing "return key"! Enjoyed this a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Vlad @ #24937: What other potential answers does it have? I can't think of any others. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24939: Rapidly becoming a favourite. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jmack @ #24931: NOT real homophones. Like the inclusion of supposed 'homophones' in many puzzles, tenuous and lazy. People can't possibly be expected to consider how a word might sound in every different accent, so standard English should always be assumed, and that's coming from someone with a strong accent myself. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24934: And pregnant, I thought- until you explained the addition of duck to your oreo recipe! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24931: homonyms = spelled same but different meaning (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24931: They're homophones! They do in my accent- wow- homophones are a real crowd divider- I knew that before submitting, and went for it anyway. That's the thing about accents, they are, by definition, different ways of pronunciation. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24936: easy (for me) but fun, well-constructed (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24937: I realise in hindsight that the "bath" group has many potential answers- award yourself extra points if you put anything other than the most obvious, with my apologies! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Matty @ #12092: Primo. Well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24931: Or barmy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24917: Fairly easy and lacking crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24919: Enjoyed this, original. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24932: Not too difficult - got everything but the O----- which I never watched (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24934: I was hungry when I made this wall. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24931: ''hoarse'' and ''lightening'' don't work as homonyms (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24923: In your defence, if you google "pronounce bitte" it sounds EXACTLY like bitter. Keith- which answer did you mean? the please group are all EU languages, not countries- the countries are listed as such with a specific feature. Bit confused what you meant? :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24923: Well if you choose to do as you are told you'll just ignore me, but that really is not a homophone. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24918: Missing letters round could also have been construed as things you play (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24907: nice Pistols red herring! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24928: "To treat someone roughly or severely" . Also red herring/ false lead for opposing group is "Handle with kid gloves": T"o handle or treat something with kid gloves is to do so with special consideration or in a tactful manner " Hope that explains my reasoning! Thanks for commenting :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

B @ #23841: You spelled "extinct" wrong. I award you one star and may God have mercy on your soul. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Neil @ #24929: I’m pretty sure they are all The day Today characters too (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24893: ''dragoon'' pigeon, not dragon. ''hat-trick'' not hatrick. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Emily @ #24920: Lovely grI'd. Thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #24923: Why do they have to be European languages and why not just countries? And what homophones? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keith @ #24928: Handle without gloves? Is that a set phrase? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christobal @ #24904: Good grid. Not too hard, not too easy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24883: UTTERLY pointless (1 month, 1 week ago)

Emily @ #24923: Hi, thank you for your grids. .thanks, not please. They aren't synonyms. Otherwise excellent I had a list of countries which aren't enclosed and had never realised seychelles should be in there (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24879: fun and solid (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24932: Really nice grid! Good spread of knowledge required and different approaches to the groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24928: Inventive! Nice grid :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24866: took me a minute but i cracked it! fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24920: Interesting groups. Having the same word twice can mean a life is lost if they are in the last two groups. Like the variety of the groupings (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24854: Got it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

No one @ #8094: A penquin isn't a chocolate bar. It's a chocolate biscuit and it's spelled penguin. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24851: fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24828: bit messy (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24813: It's ''sieve'' not seive. Good otherwise (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #24919: Really good style! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Evan @ #24930: Good luck everybody else! (1 month, 1 week ago)

streets585 @ #24923: (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24925: band choices allowed for some great red- herrings. Not sure if many people younger than me (I'm not saying!) will know Thundercats, but I enjoyed them! The -o's stood out a bit, but it stopped it from being too hard a grid. Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24923: No colouring in is a terrific link! Made me laugh in a "pull back and reveal" kind of way- so THAT'S WHY IT'S ALL IN CAPITALS! Fun, unusual grid. Ignore any criticisms you may get from people who pronounce it "biddrrrr"- homophones are a dangerous area! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Evan @ #24924: Good luck everybody else! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lucca @ #24660: Really good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Squiggle @ #24919: Clever idea! (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24921: Spelling error in "Rotar" - but that group is genius! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24921: Really nice groups and hidden words but your palindromes, weren't. Sure it's just typos, great idea for a grid otherwise! (I just spelled it tyops- easily done!) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Old-timer @ #8363: Tricky but worth the effort and the explanations are first class. Wiz is right - it makes sense 100% (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24922: Awesome! Really enjoyed this. (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24908: Ha! I know nothing about cricket - an accidental red herring! (1 month, 1 week ago)

kohnnie @ #24916: Relatively straightforward, but some nice groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

kohnnie @ #24916: Relatively straightforward, but some nice groups (1 month, 1 week ago)

TheDoc @ #24918: Oops, my bad! There's always a typo that gets away somewhere. (I'm well used to comments about typos on Sporcle!) And I wasn't too sure about the missing letters one, but it was the best way I could come up with weaving them together and having an almost-complete red-herring group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24920: Nice groups, possibly could have had a different synonym for Rotten for the disagreeable things group to avoid having the word appear twice (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24911: Apologies, the speech group should simply have been 'synonyms for talking' and not had the word nonsense in there, think I confused myself with the Lewis Carroll group. It's a shame you can't edit these after submission (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24911: In strict terms of the definition I'd agree, but I found the groups still get-able- so it affected the points more than the game play, I'd say. I liked how mixed up those particular groups were, it made the disentanglement all the more satisfying. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jack @ #24911: The group about talking nonsense, in fact none of the words in that group mean that. Splutter isn't even about talking, if someone coughed after drinking they would splutter their tea for example. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jack @ #24916: Good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christobal @ #24898: Once I’d grasped the cryptic bit, it became easier! Good grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24918: Welcome to submitting! I liked this- lots of crossovers, good mix of subjects. Square on its own was a little ambiguous, without "set, framing or steel", but not enough to be majorly problematic. Missing letters are always tricky, especially when it's 4 different ones within a group, but as a fan of setting and solving harder grids I can't really complain about that! you avoided going for obscurity to hide your answers- they were cleverly interwoven, which was nice. Groups were fairly original. Do spell check before you submit as someone will ALWAYS (kindly) point out your mistakes and typos! this is a great first attempt, I'll look forward to your next grids. Thanks for joining in the game! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24917: Nice Pistols red herring! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24916: That'll teach me to be so suspicious- was convinced that 2 of the groups were false leads! Doh! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24915: eek! spotted the coop group with just 20 secs left- don't know corrie so wouldn't have sorted those 2 out that way! Narrow squeak- all the more satisfying to solve (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24914: confused by the nona group- could you explain? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24909: I noticed the tempest mainly (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24912: I've done that- left out "polo" as a sport and had a completely random, misplaced collection of mints (a bit like the foot-well of my car) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jack @ #24918: Good grid, I liked the parts of the ear, but you used the wrong spelling of Rein. Reign is for a something like how long a King was in power, Rein is the strap used to steer a horse. (1 month, 1 week ago)

TheDoc @ #24918: First attempt at making a grid. Feedback welcome! =] (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24912: Liked it a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24911: Good once the 'speech' lists were sorted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24909: I think my knowledge, or lack of it, has knackered this grid. I put them in 4 groups right away because I couldn’t see any red herrings. Given Dark’s and Lorna’s comments they must be there but I could only see 4 in each group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24912: Thanks Lorna. I’m not so keen. I don’t like it when I’m relying on the difficulty of a link rather than a red herring or two. There’s no herring for the Bideford group - I changed my mind on where to put Pendle and then forgot to cover the change. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24910: Enjoyed that one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24911: None of the words in the nonsense group actually means to talk nonsense as such. Babble means talking quickly, Jabber is similar but implies being difficult to understand - possibly by being foreign, ramble is to talk at length and largely without a point, and splutter means to attempt to talk but just making sounds instead. The nearest to "talking nonsense" is prattle, which is in the other group. Speaking of which, it is my guess that at least a couple of words in the Twitter would not have made it on to Only Connect. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob @ #9863: Marshal isn't a rank. Officer isn't a rank. Wingding is all one word, and is a stupid American colloquialism. It was too easy despite how shit it was. (1 month, 1 week ago)

David @ #24027: jungle, rainforest ffs (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24909: Yep, good set of red herrings made it tough. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24908: Another good one, unusually I managed to solve it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24906: 2 times 5 from me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24913: Had submitted before, but seems to have been deleted. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy @ #4582: Pretty simple, but fun. And as others have said, "wind" and "woodwind" are not the same. I played sax in a windband for years, and I assure you there were trumpets behind me. Pretty sure my ears are still ringing! On a related note, wear earplugs! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24912: Ah- top top marks, not only for depth of knowledge on WITW. Excellent construction (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24910: oh, these are good! Very well constructed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24909: terrific grid and I love the name! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24908: You are a wizard- ace- genius- top grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Col @ #24906: I didn’t get any groups, but then solved all of the connections. That probably makes it a perfect wall! Thanks a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24908: Good tough grid. Saw the pepper link straight away but couldn't crack it due to never trying Banana. I also managed to select a dummy group of cricketers, Tim May, Andy Flower, Ian Bell and Rob Key (1 month, 1 week ago)

LinguaCelta @ #24904: I put "nationality" for the "Chechen" etc. group, and it was accepted - seems fine to me :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24906: excellent again (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24905: names very well hidden, got the rock band group- spelling of pigeon threw me as it was the book version! Nice double bluff- I dismissed it. Didn't know the film. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24904: thanks for reminding me of the more apt word, Steve. I try to be as generous as possible with accepted terms. You should have been given a point for including "Euro" even without "demonym", which was the specific answer (1 month, 1 week ago)

Col @ #24896: Very good. Classical style. Enjoyed it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Steve @ #24904: Nobody has heard of the word ‘demonym’ again! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #24903: Nice one, enjoyed that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8363: :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

J @ #24903: Kept seeing Ten for Ten as well. Brain AutoCorrect I think. Tihs is a smaple snetecne to tset yuor brian's abiltiy to corrcet mitskaes! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24904: Good use of 30 seconds. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24903: The '5'on my keyboard is wearing out. Kept seeing Ten for Ten - duh (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24902: Another 5 star effort. Ideal for a lazy, brain not quite awake, saturday morning. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24900: Really good grid. Serial Killers was also appropriate btw. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24898: Really tough but gettable (some someone else!!). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24896: Another nice and straightforward one with good crossovers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24895: Good grid. Nice clues, rather simple bjt fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Evan @ #24901: Good luck everybody else! (1 month, 1 week ago)

ahay @ #24495: Fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24897: Glad you commented, it got me to play- when I opened it I thought someone had done to you what they did to me recently- using your name- real idiots! This was indeed an escape from that gutter, so thanks! THIS is how to make rude funny- you're wiping the floor with those particular onanists :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

Haydock @ #23913: Really good one. Most red herrings I've come across yet (1 month, 1 week ago)

ahay @ #24555: Lots of fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nobby @ #24897: Good one !! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24894: yeah- it was meant to say county: Los Angeles , city, seat of Los Angeles county but I had to re submit this one and cocked it up- you'll get points either way (1 month, 1 week ago)

beepa @ #24899: noice (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #24897: Ha ha. Fooled me. I was firmly in the gutter. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24897: Before anyone decides to criticize my lowbrow language, the entire idea of the quiz is to remove your mind from out the gutter. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christobal @ #24894: Nice one again, although Los Angeles is a city not a state. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fred @ #24871: Good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #24892: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #24893: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Yo Momma @ #24831: Yay. I actually got one and figured out some of the others. oh, duh, scrabble points! I just don't think that way. guessed on cars and trucks based on f 150. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bemused obs @ #24894: My first completion, thank you! (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24894: Nice work, like the mix of topics and thank god I didn’t need to know what tenebrosity meant in the end 😬 (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24874: Thankfully I’ve recently played Prime Minsters on Sporcle and so know lots of the Lords and Dukes of wherever. Lovely mix and plenty misdirection, which is more appreciated when completed (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24879: This is great. Tricksy and enjoyable. Thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24890: Took a while to get going but subsequently enjoyed ad solved. Lovely grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #23799: Krista, simmer down now. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24111: christobal, get good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24609: That was a good one. Slide into my DMs, jellylegs 😘 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Martyn @ #24871: Brilliant! (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #24891: So many good names for bands in there. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24894: An eas(ier) one from you for a change :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

CT @ #24890: Tough one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CT @ #24893: Nice crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24873: looking for the usual groups- cocktails, flowers, but no! (1 month, 1 week ago)

CT @ #24889: Kicked myself at the Peter Perfect group! (1 month, 1 week ago)

CT @ #24888: Very good but tough. The Stan Kenton group was sneaky! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Maggity @ #24871: Excellent! Missed the dogs - dammit! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24893: good wordplay (1 month, 1 week ago)

@euphemeister @ #24871: Got me (1 month, 1 week ago)

bt @ #24885: The sweets group didn't accept "candy" - might be worth considering how people from other countries describe things when giving possible answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24891: 5 & 5 from me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24891: Nice grid, got all 4 groups but not the connections of latin/greek (clver gorup) Thought the dire straits group was things that rock stars have thrown out of hotel windows, which it most likely is! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24890: Haha - managed to get a group thinking the answer was King Edward!! Very good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24855: Thanks Darksky - I agree the duo group was a bit of a stretch. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24864: I have reason to visit care homes in my job. I'm starting to view them in terms of "Would I want to die here?" (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24890: The master! Utter genius. Guessed that the numbers were a time- was thinking "what's 8 o'clock? Doh! Loved it muchly (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24888: Phew! I had ALL the wrong name changes! Thrown, and not a short distance. Boris or Katie Price- what a choice! The land of democracy (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24864: OOOOOOOOOOh yes! Ancient! Got a birthday coming up too. Don't they get faster? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24889: Really well executed- great crossovers without being overly complicated (unlike some of mine!) and simple enough subject matter- the cleverness is in the construction. Big like :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24887: Good false group with WD- cold medicines worked loosely, but the others were good :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24886: really, really, very clever! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24884: Vague memories of Bejam. Nice to see someone else who pedant- proofs their answers! I once had a gay housemate who explained *that* term to me- wish he hadn't! :0 (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24881: Fiendish crossovers, was stuck on "draw an exquisite corpse". Which this site is, in a way! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24879: Acid was clever and sneaky- I thought, I assume as intended, that the link was synonyms, and was trying to work out how acid fit- my brain went to "sharp". Doh! Top score (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24878: Wow- I didn't know that about Richard Ayoade. I would remove so many people from TV and replace them with him. Comedy Midas! Piers Morgan would go... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24877: Top notch. Very clever anagrams. Birthday has been done before but its a basic enough concept so likely just coincidence? Or did you mean another group Darksky? :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24876: AAARGH! The one group I couldn't get was the Lorna's! Never heard of the jungle girl before, or morello :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mark @ #24885: Decent grid but not enough variation for answers even though I got them all right (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24885: Decent grid. Guessed well..... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy @ #24884: Living in the UK but being born in the 90s, I've never heard of those supermarkets before! I've heard of Lipton, but only in terms of the ice tea! The one's which were sold/rebranded, I've heard of what they became. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24884: Nice mix (1 month, 1 week ago)

Abbi73 @ #24871: Good grid. Spotted the doctors quite quickly (too much time spent watching US tv shows!). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Angry Tom @ #24850: Top board! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24882: Nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Pip1 @ #24853: Different ideas - tricky but interesting (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24881: Enjoyed that, good clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DISgruntledGOAT @ #24288: 'Countries' and 'Walls' should be accepatable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Angry Tom @ #24865: Excellent gridding - great one to end a Friday. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Cheryl @ #6140: Queen on the last clue would be good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Max Power @ #583: Quickest one I've done (1 month, 1 week ago)

Blizz Blazz @ #24885: Some of the answers don't catch enough variation, but good groupings. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24879: Acid did for me too (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24866: Well thought-through. Once you've spotted the pattern it's really good fun. Nice :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24864: Guessed the theme, tried it, but still couldn't make it fit! Very clever. I think I'll do some colouring in for a bit, to recover. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24878: Know nothing about any of the 4 groups, so struggled big time. Good clues tho. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Marcus @ #6140: Disappointed that typing ‘cat’ as the relationship isn’t recognised (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24879: Nicely done. I finished the grid but if I'd guessed from now until Boris Johnson finds his truth gene I wouldn't have got the 'Acid' link (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24862: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24877: At least one group of plagiarism!!! Good though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24861: Very clever! Nice grid :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #24881: Blue group I like. We need more like that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy @ #4165: I got the medals and the Billys pretty quick. I was clicking on some ages, then realised there were a lot of them. Then saw the other group right away! Excellent wall! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #24879: Solid one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24860: The Nose Lights Up group was good fun but the gastric irritation group was very tough. I enjoyed the answers being revealed but I would never have worked them out myself. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Max Power @ #24866: 10 points! Woohoo (1 month, 1 week ago)

barf @ #24883: extremely weird and made by a weirdo too! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

CorenM 4PM @ #24857: Oh nice...very nice. Not too difficult and really good fun x/x (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy @ #8403: I got distracted by a whole extra category of ___stick. Pogo, fanta... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andrew @ #16245: the connections are good for beginners, but the connection texts are bogus (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24873: Easier than it looked. Good one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Toxylad @ #24871: Found them. Good quiz and makes sense once you see the answers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Crolla @ #24876: No groups, three connections (1 month, 1 week ago)

Toxylad @ #24871: Where are the answers? I only got 2. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Janus @ #3188: Sussed out all four group themes on the wall (though I wasn’t sure if they were supposed to be Billys or Nicks), but somehow managed to miss the correct combinations for all of them. Was sidetracked by ‘Joseph’, which is an Old Testamental name, but NOT Stalin’s name, so that was a bit annoying. (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24878: Beat me hands down with that one.....good work (1 month, 1 week ago)

Janus @ #10172: Got the red connection right, but I kept including ‘lights’ instead of ‘square’ – I mean, red lights are definitely a thing (especially in Amsterdam), but wtf is a red square supposed to be, other than just a square that’s red? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24876: Too good for me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Janus @ #1396: Somehow managed to get the mount/bout/shamed/gain group right (first try) on the wall, despite never figuring the actual connection out. I though the connection was that they were all monosyllabics with falling diphthongs as their nucleus. Then I noticed ‘knight’ was there too and that idea fell to the floor… (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24874: Good red herrings. Spent ages convinving myself that there was no 'y' for scrumpy and didn't spot the more obvious one till almost too late. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bidge @ #24871: Fun, luckily got the dogs first! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24872: Whenever I see SJ, I always think of Dr W, so I think the red herrings were luckily out of the way quickly. Rest fell into place. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24871: Excellent, challenging grid. Kita killed all my ideas. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ty @ #24857: (1 month, 1 week ago)

Fankelwarst @ #24871: Keeper worked with line as well (1 month, 1 week ago)

Kingus @ #24871: Tough, but very good (1 month, 1 week ago)

Amaryllis @ #24870: Very enjoyable, thanks. Made easier for me because I’m a Durham-supporting Geordie! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mr k p Grimes @ #24871: I need a doctor now (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24870: Ditto earlier comments, but got there in the end. Enjoyed. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24869: Very good, though more variety required in solution, as s and woodwork both denied. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #24857: Very nice, I got there in the end after a few wrong paths (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24872: nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24871: Tough but fair! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24864: Pen and paper? I am unfamiliar with such items. Are you very very old? :-D (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24870: I spent ages chasing Victorias! Threw me with the new Cluedo character- I thought it was a false group. Didn't know the others. Nicely done, I like your grids (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24864: I certainly put some nearly rights in there but not many that would actually work. Pen and paper time???? :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24869: Thanks Scatty - enjoyed the grid. 4 stars from me. One off for breaking the eleventh commandment - 'Thou shalt use initial capital letters' :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

BinDipper @ #24864: Got the overall link right away but couldn't pin the groups down. I think one had 7(?) potential members. Surprisingly hard to substitute parts of words in your head! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bill @ #24857: Nice one (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve t @ #24847: Very enjoyable - many thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve t @ #24848: enjoyed the grid. Thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24869: oooooooooooooooooooo, there are some good ones appearing! Loved this, excellent layering, so many false group, red herring, crossover elements, lovely spread of subjects and very original. Highest praise. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24867: excellent- good red herrings, camouflaging, range and descriptions. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24866: enneyeessee! Simple but effective, great and original idea. 5 for quality (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24867: Another good one, though never heard of YA before. (1 month, 1 week ago)

birdbrain @ #24860: very fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24819: well easy! :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24865: Excellent! Was looking for "one eye" (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24816: easy one for me I live in london :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24813: didn't get this whats carrefour/ fourfold? (1 month, 1 week ago)

jay emm @ #566: love it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24811: This is a really good one the answers don't match properly I liked it though (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24806: Really liked some of these but some I didn't understand but top grid anyway!! :D (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24865: Got my green heroes mixed up. Good gridding. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24800: Great grid but very hard! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #24851: Clever but not that difficult. It was fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

BogB @ #24796: Basic, groups stand out especially missing s off end. PMs ok, a red herring. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Chris @ #24865: Nice one, too bad I don't know my state nicknames. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24862: Jury remains out, despite it being an original idea. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Verr @ #8361: Cattle cake heard of outside Britain? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24862: Amazing first effort. Clearly an intelligent brain and one I'll be looking out for! Original too (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24860: Bugger.....because I solved the games one first I was convinced they were all "game" related....so that was me scuppered! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24864: Difficult, even though the theme was clear. Well played. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24844: 24836 is the right one please ignore all other versions between that and this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24861: A classic case of knowing what I was looking for in terms of missing letters and hidden words etc but still not being able to see it...CURSES!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24836: This one works now- original version ignore re submissions! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24863: Don't think the homophones work in general, but still a decent grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24862: Nope, not even close....I got the Cafe group (for entirely the wrong reason I may add) but after that I was done......but then again the only musical instrument I play is my whistle so I was on a hiding to nothing.........great work Nz! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nz @ #24862: Thanks Lorna. My first grid so I'm glad that you enjoyed it (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24844: Apologies- this would have been a lot easier with the correct original symbols (which wouldn't submit)- this was a rewrite/ attempt to reload, didn't think it had gone up. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24863: I fell for the BP red herrings! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24861: Aaaaargh (or R). Very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24860: Apart from the games, wouldn't get the rest in a million years, even if I did the grid again tomorrow. Clearly had a dodgy upbringing and missed out on rhymes. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24862: Wow- totally and utterly stumped! I never would have got that, even though it all makes perfect sense. Extremely fiendish. Was even looking at the scale for one group, thought it was the double letters. Excellent level of work and detail (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24861: wow- this one really got me! was playing around with so many letters, words- missed it! Very well done (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24856: Got the categories but too much music for me to get the clues in the right place. Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24855: Liked a lot. Wise group was indeed tricky, too tricky for me as it happens. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24854: Nice idea, slightly easier than ur normal ones. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24853: Not sure on the expanding words themes, as could really be anything. Rest was good however. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24852: TOP grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve t @ #24852: Spent over 2 mins trying to find a singer link! - Excellent - only scored 3. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24851: Very clever, with good clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24850: Convinced myself that rat was an answer for a group. Another good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24848: Very enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

steve t @ #24854: Refreshingly different - thank you. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24847: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daz @ #24855: a bit too cryptic and/or left of centre (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24846: Far too good for me (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24845: Hugely enjoyable grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24844: REALLY hard, but very clever. Got many clues, but struggled with groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daz @ #24861: Good one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Daz @ #24835: you cant have anagrams but without all the letters..and ham roll is a bit aloof....and who is Damien Hirst??? (1 month, 1 week ago)

DFlynn @ #24831: No, it's certainly 3. It's 4 in Words With Friends, though. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24789: Peter Dinklage ''has'' dwarfism. People with dwarfism don't like being called dwarves. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24783: That bones category is poor. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24780: ''world renowned'' Ben Goold? hmm.. (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24777: easy but fun, a bit different (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nz @ #24852: Unpleasant fellow:-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24854: Different but fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24747: very easy but fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24852: liked it - good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24742: John Essex?? and again your answer parameters are ridiculously narrow (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24737: Your answer parameters are VERY narrow (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24855: Thanks Lorna - I worried that the yyyyyyy group was a bit of a stretch. (Inspired by your iiiiii and ChEEEEE group) (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24722: ?? @ that songs round (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24845: Immediately thought 'oh no, chess pieces again, how boring' but was I wrong! Loved the cab group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24857: Really inventive idea. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24835: Feel like anagrams with a letter missing might be a wee bit unfair (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24717: good one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #24419: Bands = groups, tv channels = broadcasters. Answers are too restrictive. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24852: Cannot BELIEVE the group I didn't spot was visually the most obvious one, very sneaky and clever :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #23711: Good fun - you literally have to 'know your onions' (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24707: Cracked it! :D Bigtoe was ropy ( it's two words really), swap that out and it'd be spot on (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24851: Great theme and lateral thinking without being over the top difficult so it's still fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #24393: Given the name of one of the famous dogs, canines ought to be correct! (1 month, 1 week ago)

mal @ #24703: Pence/pens are not homophones (1 month, 1 week ago)

Billy Bones @ #24854: Excellent idea, enjoyed (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24857: My one, loooonely red herring... (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24857: Brilliant idea, although I thought 10 CC was 10 200! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24857: NB typo on first version, apologies for repetition! (1 month, 1 week ago)

bt @ #4069: Pentium is a type of computer processor. Compaq and Commodore are computer manufacturers. The Macintosh is a type of computer, manufactured by Apple. So this category doesn't hang together at all. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24854: Have resubmitted this one- thanks Giggsy! (1 month, 1 week ago)

namelesshere @ #10501: what's a murder ball?? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24855: Really truly clever, probably my favourite of yours recently, had me totally stumped despite making perfect sense. Full marks from me :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24854: Great fun - Not too hard once you suss the categories (first tiny typo I have seen from you - you put V,VI,III etc... instead of IV) (1 month, 1 week ago)

namelesshere @ #10575: ditto everyone else. good grid but accepted connections needs work... (1 month, 1 week ago)

namelesshere @ #10578: it doesn't accept "navigational aids"! (1 month, 1 week ago)

namelesshere @ #10581: hmmmm.... it's "piece of my mind" or "peace of mind" not "piece of mind".... I'm also not convinced canyon is a homophoe of Kenyan but.... ok (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24652: All said. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24654: Yes, shuffle board - I got tripped up by trying to Type of bean in the Athlete group, which I see now was the intention. Fell for it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24661: Found you - like taking a long drink of wine - thanks - love them. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24724: Can be spelled with one or two l's - or so t'internet suggests. And more importantly is Blackadder dog... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24812: Couldn't agree more - I often open them and after a few secs think 'Nahhh, not for me' Usually ones with all numbers or clearly GOT, HP or LOTR characters/refs which is not a strong suit. Anyway, love yours and nice to hear from truecockney who is a ledge - I will go and search for your latest grids. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24852: I gave this one a go despite usually being put off by all names grids and I'm so glad- really excellent. Well hidden but clear clues, good red herrings, very little obscurity, everything you'd want. A big, surprised well done and full marks (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24847: Ha, yes! I actually started with that in mind, but changed it for the reason you've pointed out so eloquently! Didn't want complaints! Nearly used that as a red herring. I think it also created either one too many/ few crossovers somewhere, originally. Tried a few ideas before arriving at this. Funny old game, innit? :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24851: Clever that the theme is obvious straight away but takes a bit of effort solving in time. Good fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24762: Love the shipping forecast (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24847: Funny - I got the ky group by using an a instead of an o - works with either and are both ways that 1 can be heard. Bit ...ky of me, possibly (1 month, 1 week ago)

dave @ #21021: Great grid – the hidden capitals stumped me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24826: Only took 3 goes this time - must be clueing in a bit. Great fun again. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24847: Once you get the hang of these... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Liam @ #24846: Clever girl... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24818: Hey Giggsy- don't know if you got the gist of the comments but I and others have found that trying to add certain punctuation marks/ symbols will disallow the grid- can't work out which but it may explain why you had trouble submitting one? (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #24851: Another great one, love this style of grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

JamieQ @ #24850: Yay I actually solved this one. Very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est @ #15219: Really liked this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

H @ #24824: Excellent 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jez82 @ #1601: Scientists suggest the plastic layers could be used to mark the start of the Anthropocene, the proposed geological epoch in which human activities have come to dominate the planet. They say after the bronze and iron ages, the current period may become known as the plastic age- it's also a novel by Percy Marks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bex @ #1601: Replace plastic with suffer and you would have had a great wall (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24851: Another good one from you. Thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Si @ #12684: "out of" is still not fixed (1 month, 1 week ago)

Amaryllis @ #24803: Neat, thank you. Couldn’t get past Mantel as an author so failed miserably... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Miss D @ #24850: Brill (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mr C @ #24850: Supoib! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24845: I love that as a false group! Extremely clever, keeps it interesting. Looking forward to your next one. Top quality (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24848: Some really nice crossovers there (1 month, 1 week ago)

adam @ #24835: for the anagram of European cities the Clue MINK is missing the S for MINSK (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24845: Thanks! Missing S for the crustaceans does work, I hadn’t spotted that but it is a connection so you would get a point. The red herrings were Pawn, King, Knight, Bishop not being chess pieces (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24846: nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24845: Good stuff (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24845: 5/5 awesome! Got groups but thought the pawn group was "missing s" as that works too! Didn't spot the added link in that line. Very enjoyable (1 month, 1 week ago)

Hampton Quimbles @ #24845: mcgriddle (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24832: Like it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24824: brilliant grid 5/5 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24829: agree boo-urns got a point utter crap (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24836: Will not submit grid, bear with me... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24844: Apologies everyone I'm having trouble submitting this grid too, use of punctuation marks problem again probably (1 month, 1 week ago)

Theresa @ #24831: Isn't P worth 4 points not 3??? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24826: Ah thanks Ossie. Starting to feel a bit picked on- was hoping you were still friendly! This is exactly why I avoid social media, this site is the first time I've ever posted comments on the internet as I like games and this happens to be interactive. Not used to how people can get sometimes. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24835: Wow- that was hard. Very well constructed, the anagrams were more fiendish than I can handle! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24835: Scare bleu.......but a good grid all the same! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24832: Oops. WingBut should indeed be WingNut. Thx. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24832: Really nice grid, I enjoyed that a lot- did spot a typo but it's obvious what it should say so it didn't detract from the game, for me. Top marks (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24833: Crumpet?...Although I suppose technically that is food! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24826: Lorna....I think you misunderstood my "it takes all sorts" comment on "that" grid....my comment was aimed at the perpetrator of the grid not your good self... (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24829: WHOA WHOA WHOA.....My reference to it taking "all sorts" was actually referring to whoever placed the grid under the name "lorna" in an attempt to mislead the rest of us that "Lorna" had submitted it......and it fooled me for a bit. As for the grid itself it was indeed childish but I have been guilty of that myself in the past so................he who has not sinned etc. I assume there is some "history" between the folks involved here but I do think we can do without it getting personal guys.....after all it's not bloody Facebook!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24833: Yep, liked that one. Footie, London & Food - can't get better than that. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DartKnight @ #24829: I was saying boo-urns (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24823: @ Boo-urns - Augusta is a famous golf course that has 18 holes. (1 month, 1 week ago)

boo-urns @ #24823: How does "augusta" have a hole in it? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24811: Very hard, but a good (failed in my case) challenge (1 month, 1 week ago)

boo-urns @ #24829: Absolute crap. Might have been funny if I was 10 years old. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24831: Superb grid. Shame I know nothing about cars. (1 month, 1 week ago)

garth grey @ #24824: Great stuff ! Best one I have played for ages (1 month, 1 week ago)

Critic @ #16602: Both "C" and "D" could be swapped with both "A" and "AA", so there are several possible solutions to this puzzle. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24830: Very good, very hard (1 month, 1 week ago)

Adam @ #24826: Good! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24829: Ok- Dartnight isn't my cup of tea and I don't usually say so, but made an exception because whereas some that are not so brilliant at least look like someone tried hard but failed- that one just looked like dicking about. I hate it when people say humour is offensive, so I didn't, as- like you say- each to their own. I did however react to the accusation that I have no sense of humour because I'm female. I'm also getting hostility for saying the last one was easy, but it was. Didn't say it was bad, just easy. the difference between me not liking a grid and me telling Puzzled to stop dictating what does and doesn't belong is that I contribute to the site. Many people just criticise. THAT was the point I was making. Dartnight, carry on, write your grids your way, I'll write mine, no more attacks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Teflon Boy @ #24829: Hear, hear Ossie, who are we to judge those based on the nature of their grids. Perchance we can just put aside our differences and focus on the thing that binds us all together; our love of grids. Lorna- is there any chance you could offer Dartknight an apology and we can put this all behind us? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Teflon Boy @ #24829: Hear, hear Ossie, who are we to judge those based on the nature of their grids. Perchance we can just put aside our differences and focus on the thing that binds us all together; our love of grids. Lorna- is there any chance you could offer Dartknight an apology and we can put this all behind us? (1 month, 1 week ago)

DFlynn @ #24826: This is really creative and well done. It took me probably 30 seconds to even figure out what was going on. Well done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24829: Ossie are you joining the prick brigade? thought you were better than that, as your grids are actually quite good, as I've often said. Let's not let this kind of crap ruin a good site. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24828: Lovely grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24829: Oh dear.....but as I said earlier today..it takes all sorts! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24829: Not exactly my style- getting a bit of harassment from people, but I'm not going to say what does and doesn't belong on the site because that's not my style either. (1 month, 1 week ago)

hannahw253 @ #24792: Thanks guys! Appreciate the comments :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24829: Ah.......I thought it was a tad off beam for you Lorna......but I thought mayhap you had been struck with deep frustration.........................and was going to ask you out on a date!!!..8-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24796: No lie. Just mean it was easy (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24829: stop using my name you leud blender (1 month, 1 week ago)

Teflon Boy @ #24829: Not sure on this one... bit puerile for my tastes!! That being said managed to clock in at 10 seconds so haven't lost my touch. (1 month, 1 week ago)

DartKnight @ #24796: To put this into perspective, Lorna, I wrote this grid. I have just managed to complete it myself in 15 seconds... Was your 13 seconds a touch ambitious perhaps? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24828: Fir St (Fir Street) (1 month, 1 week ago)

DartKnight @ #24796: Well done Lorna, you must be so proud (1 month, 1 week ago)

DartKnight @ #24796: Well done Lorna, you must be so proud (1 month, 1 week ago)

DanC @ #24828: Clever. Didn’t get ‘where this tree lives’ in relation to first (1 month, 1 week ago)

a @ #24814: Wanker (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24812: Got the python ok. As I've said before, truecockney was the reason I started submitting my own. Absolutely love a bit of lateral thinking. Getting a lot of flack from purists and haters- I just don't get it- if you don't like curry don't complain that it's on the menu- just don't order it! There's something for everyone! If I open a grid and its ALL football/ celebs, I'll spend a few secs, maybe give up, move on with my life. Not have a 3 paragraph rant about it! Sheesh. (1 month, 1 week ago)

GG @ #24826: E10cellent x/x (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #24792: Great grid, thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24821: @ Matty - The clue for Atkinson was 'Rowan or Big Ron', both of which give the same answer. Big Ron I thought was too obscure, whereas more people will have heard of Rowan Atkinson. The labour reply was an explanation of each of the answers (as you asked for), not a repeat of the clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #24812: I'm still around, Giggsy... set up a few and they may be about 5/6 pages down now! Could not get my head around this one though... (1 month, 1 week ago)

truecockney @ #24814: I've found that there are some punctuation combinations that the Puzzgrid gods frown upon. Haven't found anywhere that specifies which though... (1 month, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #24821: Agree with Puzzled on this, I get what is being done, buts its 3 minutes to work out a cryptic clue, then try to guess a connection, Rowan Atkinson didn't mange Man u, so why not just say big Ron, the Rowan bit makes you think differently, also explanations for labour weren't the clues used. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Johnly @ #24775: Great fun (but impossible in 3 minutes!). (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #24824: Too hard for me but truly excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gaz @ #24824: BLEW MY MIND.... LOVED IT!!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24826: You'd be amazed at how few words there were to choose from! It does differ, but it does fit. One group is actually pretty obvious, in a way, to get you started. Not as yuck as it looks (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24827: Struggled due to not having many shared references but kicking myself over the fiji group! Well done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24821: Go back, take a look, I've had one nice comment from you, rarely seen any others, or anything kinder than "nice but..." be a little self aware. We're not hurting anyone, we're having ideas, working hard, sharing. No-one is trying to make anyone feel stupid- challenged, stimulated, yes. But pedants and critics betray a one upmanship which is intended to put down. This is not the forum for an argument, but it needed saying, you've upset people before and Darksky has done a lot to make this site good. What do you contribute? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Puzzled @ #24821: "I've rarely seen a positive comment" -- then stop reading selectively maybe? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24823: I loved the crap group, ironically! 2 attempts again, 5 + 5 from me, again! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #24824: Love it, we need more like this, please. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24821: ps Darksky- didn't have a Scooby mate but keep at it! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24821: I'd say you're missing the point. Grids are not compulsory- if you don't like it, don't do it. Lots of people enjoy these. If you want formulaic, repetitive, stick to the rules, must- be- like- only- connect- or- I'm- not- playing- formats, stick to watching the programme. The beauty of the multitude of setters, the range and community of people willing to work very hard to create these, is VARIETY! I for one love original formats- they encourage flexibility of mind, you could do with this! Frankly you ARE a broken record- I've rarely seen a positive comment on here from you, it's easy to pick fault- have a go yourself! Sorry everyone to rant but I'm sick of a small minority of commentators contributing nothing but negativity. Mike drop. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24827: Really good, stumped me big time. (1 month, 1 week ago)

anon @ #24824: didnt get any but got all of the links. I was on it but didnt have enough time (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24826: Another very good idea, although Biotoxin is slightly 'different' due to missing letters being in a different order. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24818: Different - but spent too much time working out the actual words (1 month, 1 week ago)

newpuzz @ #24824: Excellent quiz (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24824: Excellent, hard but fair. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24716: Not too difficult but fun with several crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Puzzled @ #24821: I realize this is a broken record now, but Connecting Walls are not Cryptic Crosswords. The trick is finding the connection between clear contents, NOT puzzling out the content of individual squares. This misses the point entirely. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24824: IT WORKS (1 month, 1 week ago)

Bob a Job @ #24713: Tricky but fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24824: Excellent- I love the double layer of needing one set to get a clue, like some cryptic crosswords. Makes us work! 5 and 5 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aylesford 6th form @ #24813: This grid is brilliant! Well done! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Renata Bockova @ #24822: jake jsou ostatni linky? Napsala jsem minuly cas, zvirata, mesta (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24821: Managers Group Ron Atkinson (AKA Big Ron, or Rowan Atkinson) Matt Busby (Busby character was used by BT in adverts) Mourinho (self titled Special One, but not recently) Dave Sexton (Sexton is a leader in a church) Labour Keir Starmer (lawyer voted remain) Emily Thornberry (shouldn't need explanation) Lisa Nandy (Andy Pandy, sounds like Nandy) Rebecca Long Bailey (Extended = Long, Court = Old Bailey) Monopoly Think these are self explanatory. Opposition Wiliam Hague (The Hague is in Netherlands) Tony Blair (Linda Blair starred in The Exorcist) Michael Foot (put your foot it in, which he did) John Smith (most popular / common name in England) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Matty Mungbean @ #24821: even with the answers, still puzzled, I get whats being done, but better explanations of some answers would help (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24816: Nice, also took ages sorting the keepers (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24815: I recall a comment/criticism a few weeks back about one of my groups not being "common knowledge".........which I thought is half the bleedin' point of these puzzles.......but it takes all sorts I suppose! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aylesford 6th form @ #24790: Good grid, but we didn't do that well. Who knows Jamie Oliver's kids middle names? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24819: Fun, but not time consuming (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24816: Frustrating for a footy fan (so many keepers), totally bewildering to a non footy fan....Top work (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24818: Biggest form of flattery- although you did use some I already used for a "9" grid- there are only so many words! I'm just glad you're enjoying the format. :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24813: Thanks! If you like this format I did a few others like it previously (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24813: Good concept, slight easier than first expected. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24818: Would have been better without the 'answers' in the clue. ie - use random character. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24818: OK - no more copying from now on - sorry. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nz @ #24813: Surprisingly easy and difficult at the same time. Very nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24815: Yes - the GK's are a bit specialist knowledge - mind you, I spend half my time afterwards looking things up I didn't know, so... part of the learning curve. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24812: Thanks Lorna - Tad 'pythony' maybe - awaiting the backlash on that. I used to love the truecockney grids - did you ever do any of those? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24813: Great - Surprised no-one has done numbers in this way yet - tons of fun. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24817: gone again (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24815: good red herrings- lots here I didn't know (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #24373: The euphemisms are synonyms. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24815: Same as 24816 - it listed it twice - not sure why. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24816: Same as 24815 - it listed it twice - not sure why. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24812: website glitch? If its all exactly the same (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24809: Kier having similar problems and is testing. The only time a grid wouldn't submit for me was when red warning message popped up on the submission page as I'd entered symbols in the accepted answers box (at the beginning of the line) but I can't remember details? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24814: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! Is that you having a breakdown?!! This one opened too. Can't wait for the actual grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24814: WARNING: This is also a complete waste of time. Just another trial run. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #24329: Pretzel is a bread not a pastry. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Christobal @ #24796: I went right down to only 2 seconds remaining on this one! Good grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24812: I absolutely loved it!!!! SEVERAL attempts but so worth the wait and the work, on both our parts! A few I couldn't get, mostly due to not knowing some references, but in the main part they worked. I'd possibly have gone for synonyms rather than examples, eg. "limb in feline"- but they all definitely worked- it just depends on how hard you want to make it. Impressive work and great subject matter. Obviously 5 and 5!!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24812: This is my third time trying to get this up - ignore 24806 and 24809 if you can get them to open (I couldn't) - they are exactly the same grid. This might annoy some - don't get too cross - it's just for fun - just trying to channel Lorna with her last one - and no doubt failing miserably. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24775: Hey Lorna - I just tried to post one in this vein (tried it twice 24806 and 24809) and I can't get either to open. Never done 'longer' clues before so wondering what I might be doing wrong. Can you open either? (they are the same grid essentially) - thanks (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24809: I can't get this one or 24806 to open. Got a red line round the begin box. Any idea what I am doing wrong, anyone? - never happened before. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24806: another one that won't open? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24796: this took me 13 seconds, but at least it was clean! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24778: Not impossible, it is fair, just quite tough knowledge wise, helps if you bake! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24786: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work into your next conversation! :) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24775: That's the spirit, Giggsy! Haters gonna hate... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24803: Fishy! Missed the Swift group as I thought it was Jonathan, so just authors, and some new fish there too! Very good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24801: This one yes, last one no. Thanks for the explanation- would you believe it took me a while to "solve" this- embarassing! Also, thanks for using the word huzzah. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24780: Nice and tricky (1 month, 1 week ago)

Teflon Boy @ #24796: The Dartknight strikes again, top form as always! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24801: Huzzah, it works. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24796: Good mix. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Amaryllis @ #24792: Loved this, thanks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24800: Yep, I tried submitting the same wall again, it doesn't work. Great. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tom c @ #24781: Very hard but fair. Had nothing until about 40 seconds to go but managed to complete the grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Your fave student @ #24778: This is impossible... We got 3 of the links and there was 7 of us :( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Farmer Fred @ #16598: One can swap the "cuff" and "collar" items and the grid would still work, meaning the set solution is not the only possible solution. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lisa @ #24795: Very difficult but proud of myself for getting 6/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24791: It's not even working for me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

John Jones @ #24795: Very good although you need to have good knowledge of the uk/ be British to do well here (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24792: Brilliant (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24775: Clever and great fun - Puzzgrid and Cryptic crossword combined. Took 4 goes and still missed chamber, but who cares - thanks. Going to try one - won't be as good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24792: Very Good, Very Clever, Very Simple (1 month, 1 week ago)

Tina @ #24792: Loved this one, challenging but not too easy. Lots and lots o crossovers! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24786: Always good to learn a new word (Spatchcock). Clever grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24791: can't get this one open... is it working for anyone else? (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24792: Flawless! Full marks. Solveable but nicely challenging with so many crossovers (1 month, 1 week ago)

DLandonCole @ #24792: Nice! I completely missed the DiCaprio characters and had to brute force the salads and the greats. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24787: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24775: Now this is baffling! Great though (1 month, 1 week ago)

Vixen @ #24782: Loved this one! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24789: I love Peter Dinklage. Brilliant actor. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24787: Had 2 goes- some of it over my head! The ones I got were very satisfying. It's a fun style, isn't it? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ket @ #24784: I messed this one up oops (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nz @ #24775: I actually thought chamber was the easiest in the group. Impossible in the time but an excellent grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nz @ #24782: Excellent grid. Big smiles from me :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24775: I thought you'd like this one! It's not for everyone, apparently! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24782: Great (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24764: Liked it. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24775: Top gridding. 10/10 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24773: Erm, how thick do I feel after doing (or not doing) that!! Excellent work. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24772: Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #24777: nice (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24778: Another hard one! Very good. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24779: Wow! that was a toughie! Always think jazz hands sounds euphemistic. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Keir H @ #24782: We're officially halfway through, everyone, and I have an announcement, the alphabet walls are going on a hiatus for a bit. They'll be back, don't worry. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24775: SPOILER ALERT I always say there's no harm in having a second go- it's meant to be fun and no one is keeping score! 1/4 heart refers to the 4 quarters of the heart, the atria and ventricles, which are referred to as chambers. I tried to include one giveaway clue per group to give you a thread to pull- heavy metal was the easy one in that group, I think. (1 month, 1 week ago)

kohnnie @ #24775: impossible to finish in the time ... wasn't crazy for the musical genres, particularly chamber (which I still don't understand) and can't get a couple of others even with the groups but a good effort (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24774: 2 very reasonable groups there, one a bit tricky but fair, agree one was too niche for puzzgrid (1 month, 1 week ago)

kohnnie @ #24777: Nice grid - a red herring in every selection (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24769: Bit harsh! Two reasonable groups, one nice and literary, one very clever wordplay, wide mix of subjects, no pokemon or American football teams- all good in my book! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ian @ #24774: one was little Niche :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24767: Learnt a few things on this well set grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24777: Back in bowl! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24777: That reminds me...I MUST watch the man with two brains again soon!!..8-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24764: Nighteyes...fair comment but as far as I know I can't go back and edit it?? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24763: Yep, tricky indeed. Top marks. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24777: 20 seconds but good mix of subjects- lots of thing here that I like! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24763: I think that's the most crossovers/ red herrings I've ever used, if you include the false group, so easy to get snagged! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24773: Really lovely, quality grid. I struggled, got animals no problem but was trying to group Shetlands only, and the others were very well hidden. Full marks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24759: A valid answer for the languages group is also "nationalities". So what is the actual definition for the Polish group? Words with more than one meaning? That's pretty broad. If you had swapped wave for something like compound, or buffet, then they would all have been heteronyms, which would have been a good group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24767: Cinematic term, as in camera shot. Refers to framing the actor to include head to hips. I wanted different contexts for shots, to interrupt trains of thought. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24750: I liked the v group, very clever (1 month, 1 week ago)

jollycorpse @ #24747: This is a lovely grid, thanks 👍 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24762: A nice easy one for a change. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24763: Oddly enough, I knew about rebus, but left out instruction manual, because that does not have to have pictures, so the red herrings got me, especially as I assumed Bottom would be in the Shakespeare group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24758: No Comment :-( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24764: You might want to make "sitcoms" an acceptable answer to the Cheers group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24747: Once I realised Ford wasn't an answer, I made good progress. Liked the grid a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nighteyes @ #24767: It utterly defeated me. I have no idea why, the answers were all reasonable. Though, I think I'd question "Cowboy shot". What does that mean? (1 month, 1 week ago)

ahay @ #24707: So clever and fun! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Super Brad @ #24724: Colin is the dog in Blckadder DUH (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24772: Properly Policed of course! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24772: I'm still waiting for Alan Partridge to organise Jet to host a Barn Dance!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24773: Nope.....I didn't even get close with any of them!! (1 month, 1 week ago)

birdbrain @ #24758: Thumbs up (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jonny @ #24772: Jet always was my favourite gladiator (1 month, 1 week ago)

chris @ #24767: Good quality grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Super Brad @ #24768: Some sort of BANDIT mate (1 month, 1 week ago)

Grant Galletly @ #24769: do another one, this one is tat (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #24767: Difficult but fun, scored 3/10. Cheers (1 month, 1 week ago)

Andy P @ #24762: Agree, got 10/10 pretty quickly, but it is a nice grid in the classic OC style. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Aetees @ #24742: Not a bad grid. I have never heard of Essex in that context but perhaps others have. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Est @ #24737: It wouldn't accept constellation! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24760: I liked this- couldn't do it- but not sure how "general audience" it is? great for teaching chemistry! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24763: To be honest neither did I- I looked it up for the purposes- funnily enough the det. idea came after. Lovely that you and I seemed to continue a running theme! BTW really wanted to include last jedi in the ade group as it surprised me! but not enough crossovers :( Nice couple of grids for the detectives out there! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24764: lovely crossovers, very high quality (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ryan @ #24760: Hi (1 month, 1 week ago)

Dominik Dubis @ #24760: Very Good (1 month, 1 week ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24763: Well stone me...I never knew that about Rebus. I only know the Detective which was clearly part of your cunning plan...and by Jingo it worked!!....and spookily I am currently in the middle of reading a (yet another!) Rebus book (1 month, 1 week ago)

Robert @ #6733: A GOOD ONE (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ragnar @ #24754: Very nice grid, but the linking terms could be more generous. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24762: easy but a high quality. Good mix and nicely done (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24724: Get it! Think it's 2 l's, threw me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24753: I did a very similar group, quite recently... just sayin' (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24758: Yes, I know, it's silly! Just a bit of fun! ; ) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24740: At first glance seemed tricky, but things seemed to fall into place after the first group. Nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

A Mary @ #24742: Thoroughly enjoyed solving the grid! A fairly straightforward one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jime @ #24739: Enjoyed it (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24724: Colinear - co-linear (lying in the same straight line or linear sequence.) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Nz @ #24745: Darren Brown?..... Derren maybe (1 month, 1 week ago)

Puzzled @ #24752: The first word is "A", not "Tale"... (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24748: nice, very cricket-y. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Omegaman @ #24288: Wall and countries should have been sufficient! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24747: I liked this one (1 month, 1 week ago)

Gavin @ #24714: Excellent variety of puzzles (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24741: Mostly worked but its yin yang, I wouldn't really call giblet a cut as such, tip is weak without wing, deep blue is tenuous...sorry it's all very negative! You had some really good ideas for groups, just needs polishing a bit. (1 month, 1 week ago)

noodles @ #24734: Really not a fan of the maggot line connection, but the rest was a good wall. (1 month, 1 week ago)

crinkle @ #583: seems like a lot of people struggling with the parameters of correct answers on the eject, stop etc group. I put in "tape" and feel a bit hard done by. didn't occur to me how challenging it would be to succinctly describe this obvious group in a way everyone can agree on! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24736: Good grid, which fell in my stronger areas. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24737: I think chop and mince may be interchangeable, but a good effort nonetheless (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24734: Maggot line? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24728: Not my cup of tea. (1 month, 1 week ago)

??? @ #24728: ???: and when was Dresden the capital of Germany? (1 month, 1 week ago)

??? @ #24729: and when was Dresden the capital of Germany? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24725: Another who struggled with this, but good worka ll the same (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24728: not too shabby. I didn't know the former capitals so lost out on a good score there. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24724: Liked that one once I got going. Good theme. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24729: Oh. Well, on to the next one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24723: As impossible as it gets for me, but nonetheless a good grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24710: Ah- I can see why! That wasn't deliberate- sorry! Hope you enjoyed (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24727: Completely thrown! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24710: fooled me completely, I was looking for "at" (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24724: ver and aware were particularly clever! What is colin? (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24718: challenging (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24723: I was all over the place looking for artists, composers. Baffling! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24720: Under 20 again! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24721: I would have had 10 if I had remembered the apostrophe... Nice grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24719: Very nice crossovers and easy for fans of the programme! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24718: There should BE an Indian Jones! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24718: Full of red herrings and crossovers. Well thought out (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24717: Just under 20 secs woohoo! Nice theme (1 month, 1 week ago)

Zakarex @ #24725: I did! I was being thick! Whoops! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24715: AAAArgh! So close! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24714: Nicely themed (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24725: I'm feeling very thick tonight. But in my defence, I think you mean "can Precede" rather than "Can be preceded by". Stop Full? Stop Back? Don't know whether I'd have got it anyway,just saying... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24712: Some nice crossovers. Parkrun threw me... not heard of it let alone terms! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24711: Some beautiful use of language. I enjoyed that (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24719: Hmmm. having worked in the area for many years, I won't agree that London Bridge is an attraction.... but very nice links! I must try harder. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24713: clever. fooled me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24712: feeling dense. what on earth is parkrun? must get out more... (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24707: Wow, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24705: Absolute minefield trying to find one that wasn't massively racist- sounding!!!! - :O (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24723: cor, that was hard. I recognised one shop, and one artist, and thought Suzuki was a motorbike! nice one. (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24717: nice, I failed because I didn't know blue ice, and kept trying to make it fit the black group. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Lufthansaaaaa @ #24718: The purple group link was truly lame, and ruined an otherwise ok grid. Who is Indian Jones? (1 month, 1 week ago)

NiceGuySi @ #24720: Very nice grid! (1 month, 1 week ago)

NiceGuySi @ #24719: Nice. But you won't catch me out with chocolate bars! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24717: Great stuff (1 month, 1 week ago)

NiceGuySi @ #24717: Liked this one a lot. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24705: me too - 'nag' word. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24720: Nice crossovers. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24719: After a sticky start, got there in the end. Good grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Giggsy @ #24707: Fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Ben Goold @ #24722: Overall a fun grid (1 month, 1 week ago)

Mr C @ #24714: Superb. The only slight criticism is that I was looking for four names with 4 letters in and didn't spot "al" for quite a while. Very nice hidden clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

cjn102 @ #24710: Brilliant! Very clever. Incredibly difficult but gettable with a nice link between the links. I worked out the theme much too late so ran out of time but it was very satisfying to spot the connection and then rush to try to work out the links. Really well thought through, I’d give this 6 stars if I could! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24718: Nice, needle in a haystack type answers for a couple. (1 month, 1 week ago)

neilb4god @ #24707: 5 stars for originality and execution (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24715: Excellent (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24697: Yep, befuddled me. Brilliant fun (1 month, 1 week ago)

Montysprogs @ #24705: Learnt a new word, thanks! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24713: Nice and tricky (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24712: Good grid, get the sporty category and the rest sort of opens up. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24711: Fun, but not too time consuming (1 month, 1 week ago)

anon @ #5743: film one is also synonyms for large (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24704: Ha ha! Really thought I'd checked and re checked but I'm getting tired! Still got the lurgy so not slept well for days, as you can probably tell from the volume of submissions! Time for a break (1 month, 1 week ago)

SPA @ #24707: liked it but ran out of time. forgot to look for the roman numeral as well, so that slowed me down! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24707: Agreed, good fun, especially as there were some crossovers, AND no spelling mistakes :-) :-) (1 month, 1 week ago)

Jeannie @ #24710: Very clever- beat me! (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24704: Tut Tut, more haste less speed :-), although very good idea and the typo probably didn't / won't stop people getting the groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

cjn102 @ #24707: Really enjoyed that. Straightforward when you work out what you need to do, but nice to do something a bit different. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24703: Buck and Pence are reeeeeeeeeally stretching the connection. Other three good groups. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24702: oooooh, what book? Any good? (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24702: Lovely jubbly. Enjoyed the use of bodach, which happens to come from the book right next to me at this moment. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24710: Hi this is a re-write- don't bother with my next 2 grids as they are both mistakes! i Lo siento mucho! >:( (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24700: Struggled as usual with anything musical related, albeit good groups & clues. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24698: Good, confidence boosting grid. (1 month, 1 week ago)

Darksky @ #24697: Very challenging and enjoyable, but too good for me. (1 month, 1 week ago)

lorna @ #24709: Also- not a unique solution, I think. So sorry! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24709: Apologies- another repetition, another mistake! Doh! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24708: AAAARGH! Accidentally posted my answers! Numpty! Sorry folks, another mistake- time for a break! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #2621: didn't like misspelt words but rest were good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24694: Good grid, albeit not too difficult if you watch TV. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mol @ #2077: Dance should be accepted (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24705: cor! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24702: Wasn't sure if I'd get away with Dai as a word puzzle- banking on the Welsh name mislead- so thanks for the feedback! Hope you're enjoying these. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Est @ #11117: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24705: Sorry for the repetition- this is an amended grid due to a typo on the previous submission (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Est @ #11134: It didn't accept my answers of "anagrams of vehicles" for the methods of transport or my "never gonna" for Rick Astley Never Gonna. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24704: Huge apologies! Typo on one b word. I'll re-submit (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24702: nice - I thought Dai might be Welsh for white which could have taken me the wrong way, but I worked it out when I spotted the missing letters! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A Mary @ #2748: I could not figure out the _bars! Other than that, it was a fantastically satisfying grid to solve (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

anon @ #5633: neat (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

cjn102 @ #24697: Too tough for me (4 points) but very much enjoyed the skll group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

A Mary @ #24682: Such a good time solving this grid. I got a little confused over finding the identical set of clues, but ultimately it was just intelligently crafted to throw the puzzle solvers off :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24700: Quite easy- 30 secs- so not fiendish? Coy turn threw me at first but spotted the group by the others. Really nicely done, I like the style and variety (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dizzy Di @ #22213: two easy two not so but cracked it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dizzy Di @ #22367: Not a bad quiz, but oh dear I missed the wizard of oz clues. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24698: Lovely crossovers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dizzy Di @ #22427: good quiz nearly missed the French clue (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #22604: Easy quiz, but bread loaf not sure ? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24689: Tennis threw me! Got the films first- good to include an easier group in such a tough grid. Wow (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #22740: Not as easy as I thought !!!! but a good quiz (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Cazlyn @ #22765: ran out of time trying to get my boxers but new all the answers. pretty good one though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24692: good fun - had difficulty recollecting which actor played all those roles... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24695: Fiendish! Had not a scooby about the Kardashians but it is common knowledge; anagrams were very tricky, got the names easily, only recognised the knife- was chasing possible knives around! Brilliantly deceptive (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24694: Really hard to distinguish between the comedians as many have been on MTW so I struggled with that despite recognising all of them and watching both shows. I loved the Initials line. Really like your grids, always challenging (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24693: Got most of these but the Affleck group really threw me! Good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

hazel @ #24622: had to get almost exact wording for links to be correct (ie I used sea instead of wave, and defence instead of structure), but really good test of knowledge. thanks Robbie! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24692: Thanks, a nice easy one for the self-esteem. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24691: 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! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24691: 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! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24691: 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. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24690: Didn't like the strecth required for the 'who' group. Liked the rest. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24689: Top grid. Numbers were different enough to allow the groups to be found. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24688: WOW - that was tough (but good), especially the nicknames. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24686: I respectfully disagree- it was by no means easy but entirely fair- the 2 good groups were distinguishable and not interchangeable, the other "good" prefixed words- which honestly could be almost any word, stood as viable red herrings. Usually too many in a group is irksome but I can see that here it has been used as a motif and unique style. I had no problem with it, just makes you think a bit further beyond the obvious. Not popular but not necessarily bad. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24687: What's the problem? makes perfect sense! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24691: Hi Daz thanks for commenting- could you explain what you mean? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Daz @ #24687: chough??? piano bar??? ice bar??? not a very good one... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24685: Darksky- would that be a back reference to a certain person's major rant? Phew! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Daz @ #24691: Very tough and not too bad, although the Art one wasnt done correctly. 3/4 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24683: I agree grouch that it does make the grid a lot harder. I suppose- as always- it depends on whether it adds or detracts from a grid to include those clues. they make you think, though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #17723: as ever I fail to spot words within words (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #17874: I thought it was a wag, but realised it was a card when I saw the other cards (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24690: not sure if I think Romeo or wolf fit... or of Virginia group was tenuous? Some really clever ideas but it felt a bit frustrating at the reveal, rather than "ah- sneaky!" (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24683: pig latin thumbs up (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

julian @ #24680: As an ohioan who enjoys Wodehouse, i appreciated this grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

clever @ #24689: girl (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24685: Whoops! thanks. I misread a diagram! Won't affect accepted terms- hopefully no harm done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nz @ #24655: Actually he sang China Girl (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DH @ #24685: Archea kingdom are prokaryotes not eukaryotes; used to be lumped in with Bacteria. Great Grid :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Omegaman @ #24255: 'Over' also works for the 'long' group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24669: harsh but fair. In my defence, a) I was drunk hence the typos. no excuse really. and b) Ringo was mainly known by his first name... which wasn't really his first name. Must do better... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24687: I liked this. Didn't know the others in the magpie + robin hood line, so missed it. Very well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Dave 2B @ #11637: PERNICKERTY, Penelope is right. 4 for the connections, 4 for the meanings and 2 bonus for getting them all right, as per the actual TV show on which it's based. This was a good grid let down by poor/limited meaning options. Which is par for the course. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #24666: Nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24655: David Bowie sang China Doll (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Somebody @ #24551: Tom League (unit of area) A league can also be a unit of area, used to express the area of land, that is equal to 25 million square varas. A (square) league is equivalent to about 4,428.4 acres (1,792.11 ha). (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

namelesshere @ #23309: 13 seconds - boom. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24686: FAR too many ''good'' options.. there's a line between red herrings and just random chance, and that's on the wrong side of it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24670: TIMMY Mallett ( not tim mallet) and the ''sounds ugly'' clue is very clumsy. Some good ideas but it needs refining. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24669: needs tidying up! Wouldn't accept ''synonyms'' in the lazy category, random capitals are distracting, in the drummer group you had 3 second names and one first name and that's always irksome (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24666: i like (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24229: I'm with you on this Kier. Didn't get 1 point but was chasing a lot of right answers around. Slippery and well constructed. Sometimes its easier to put synonym- as long as you award points, wheres the harm?! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24288: deserves more stars (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Grouch @ #24683: "Before or after" in the same group is a cardinal sin when making grids on here in my opinion. I always like to assume grid makers haven't resorted to that when I'm actually playing a grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24305: lord of the herrings! work of genius (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24685: I did some random guessing here, got there in the end. Fabulous stuff Lorna, as always. Now it's time to watch the real Only Connect on telly! My poor brain. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Keir H @ #24682: To Darksky: I did realise that using the same clue twice was problematic, but I put them in the same group to lessen the annoyance. Still, I recognize your concern. To Lorna: A person thank you to all of the positive comments you've left on my walls. It really means a lot, kudos. To Sam W: You lost me halfway through your comment. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

boo-urns @ #24669: OK categories, horrible execution. Proof read your submissions! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ridge @ #24683: Good grid, I particularly like pigeon! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24685: Did it give you a point? Tried to keep the accepteds broad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24685: Not 8 or 10, but 9 seconds to spare, although random guess for the meaning of the tough group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24679: Dartknight seems to have disappeared from the best grids list- maybe not just the girls who didn't rate it after all? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24684: Great- didn't spot anagrams. you've made me hungry but I'll let you off! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24683: Eon group is clever (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24682: Brilliant- you're putting some older setters to shame! very well constructed, herringy and extremely satisfying to solve. Sam W I didn't understand your comment? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24681: Excellent. the yogurt group made me laugh- not an obvious link! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24679: Hmmmm... I've got a pretty broad sense of humour, it's just a bit peurile for me. Each to their own, though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24673: well, it still worked, I got the words, and it was fun. easy to slip once in a while, we all have! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #24666: Enjoyed this, just still the small messy issue of a couple of clues not having caps (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Billy Bones @ #24669: Poor quality, mix of caps and no caps makes it messy, and lots of clumsy spelling mistakes in explanations (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Full Marks :-) @ #4547: Brilliant Grid from a Londoner (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #24678: Great 7/10, you've still got it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Sam Winston @ #24682: I liked the use of the same clue twice - good red herring. There is one group with two possible linkes - the _Lands group arfe four of the five (I think) words in the English Language, which on this board is fairly distinct (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24682: Using same clue twice was unnecessary with the amount of answers to choose from. Rest was OK though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24681: Not getting all the groups was indeed a tragedy. Nice grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24673: Oh bugger. It's meant to be MENTHOLATED 😣 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24673: Is it methylated? with a y? Couldn't find an "o" version. good grid though, Montysprogs (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24671: Thanks- Got the palindromes and cryptics- didn't know Freddie or the shearer ref, hadn't heard of rainforest shower. thanks for explaining! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24680: Wodehouse got me! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #24663: Funny things, words. A great grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ade @ #24663: Funny things, words. A great grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24679: Lorna.......it's a boy thing!!...8-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24680: Great grid- guessed the ice group but befuddled by all the Wodehouse. Very well done, clever stuff (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24673: Got the Pre-Fab Sprout and sauce groups and I was on the right track in searching for something "hidden" in the others but Spanish didn't click so that was me stumped.....good work! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24679: I'd laugh if it was clever. Or if I was 11 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24678: Brilliant. totally fooled yet completely fair. top marks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24677: there's a reason for that, Teflon boy (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24677: Again....it made me chuckle but.......................!!!!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24679: Well it made me laugh but I dread to think how some of the less "relaxed" members (no pun intended) of this community will react!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lord Farquad @ #24679: What a beautifully thought out quiz Exquisite (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24678: Yep, good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

DartKnight @ #24679: Now THIS is a grid your can get your teeth into (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24677: Not my cup of tea, but each to their own. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ian @ #24674: Lovely grid to start the week, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Teflon Boy @ #24677: They don't make grids like this anymore. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24673: Where was the spelling mistake? ? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

OSSIEP9 @ #24675: Apart from the Prime Ministers all things that make for a good night!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragnar @ #24667: Pretty straightforward, but I still failed the missing link for one of the categories (couldn't decide whether "votive" or "nated" was a word, guessed wrong :D) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Super Brad @ #24669: TUT (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24671: Meteor Shower, Rainforest Shower, Cold Shower, Show ER (little more cryptic) Palindromes I assume you got / understood. Head group (school leader is a head, head in a certain direction, Freddie Head is a famous horse trainer, Alan Shearer - footballer well known for scoring with his head) Torn group - Rip Torn is an actor, Torn Curtain is a film, Ripped synonymos with torn, Hill (AKA Tor) with N (n represents a number) so again more cryptic. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24673: I liked it- just had a spelling mistake. Good idea though (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

birdbrain @ #24673: spanish bit is tenuous (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24675: Many words have wider meaning, it's still valid to include them if they work! Excellent wordplay here, kept me guessing until the last minute. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24674: quick one for me but I think I was just lucky to miss the red herrings- spotted them after. Nice grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24671: I didn't understand some of these- would you have time to post explanations? :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24672: Don't know my pants clearly......nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24675: Hahahaha - went round in circles looking for ciders, kept thinking I'd misclicked and then the time was up. Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24674: Nice crossovers & enjoyably straightforward. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

MT @ #24675: Prophylactic has a much wider sense than the one you used but otherwise a good grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24662: Excellent x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24672: Tzu got me. I'm a silly egg. Great work as always x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

sadia @ #1396: Solid, thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24671: Typo on submitter, should be Darksky (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24669: I liked this but watch your caps as groups stood out! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24668: great, just got it, love the eubank group (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #21279: clever, Who knew that animal man was a superhero? not me... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24669: Clue duplication (Terry) and groups containing both clues for surname and christian names make it a bit 'messy. OK grid though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24666: I think the Phil the Greek is a Private Eye thing... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Gj @ #24662: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24667: wow that was HARD. weyhey!!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24667: For too difficult (well done for that) for a monday morning :-) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24477: Just had another pop at this one, having forgotten the answers- still took me 2 attempts! Satisfying grid, a lot of work here (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

x @ #24655: not sure what "david's doll" has to do with anything (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24601: Again- I know- it's the easiest way to put a definition in the box that will suit MOST PEOPLE as if you typed in every possible meaning it would be impossible. I was extremely generous with the accepted terms box, it shouldn't affect your game or your score. Try setting a few yourself, see how it works, complain less! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24662: Reynardine the Italians have been doing that for centuries! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24652: its still awesome! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24652: Ditto other comments. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24666: Yep, enjoyed that one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Hubby @ #24666: Not sure about Phil the Greek. Otherwise it was a good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24666: Lovely. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24664: very good- lean and coke threw me- not heard those before! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

tom @ #24551: league is a measurement of length not area (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24663: words, words and more words - we like words (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24662: mmmmm - too good for me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24661: Very challenging in a good way (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #9949: the inventor of Gaffer Tape has just died at the age of 92 (10th jan 2020) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24660: Fun, but simple and as already pointed out, many correct responses were ruled out. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

tom @ #24601: curtsey is not a synonym with the others (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ignore puzzled @ #24655: Puzzled - someone entirely up their own bottom! Excellent grid, really enjoyed it. Thank you. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

jez @ #24664: Nice one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Reynardine @ #24662: Opera AND Pasta at the same time? That's mean and horrible... love it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

sadia @ #24626: Fun thanks (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

sadia @ #24655: Wouldn't say medium, blimey (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24655: Puzzled- appreciate your view, you obviously care a lot- occasionally added encryption is a way of camouflaging an entry amongst others rather than adding a layer of difficulty. Short answers amongst long can be sore thumbs. I don't know this setter's personal reasonings, it's more a general comment, but if you try submitting your own puzzgrids you'll probably see why some things are included/ choices made due to how the site works. Thanks, enjoy the puzzles (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #24655: Perfect illustration of why the urge to be unnecessatily cryptic is detrimental to quality. Just write 20, 25, 40, 60. What the clues do instead is point to a number that could be totally random or identical. All of them could be 37. They could be 1, 3, 5 and 7. They could all be pi. What is *meant* of course is "natural number between x and y", but if you put it like that, it's obvious how contrived it is. Just write it out. Please. The connection does not need to be super exotic on each group, and stuff like this only draws attention to simple links instead of obscuring them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24334: brilliant grid. SPA- nothing grid related but- from a fellow sufferer- tried rolling a tennis ball with your foot? May help :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #24656: Fantastic grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24110: BO it LITERALLY says just that in the explanations! Do you go through these just trying to find fault? Meant to be fun- for the setters too! Brilliant grid, nothing wrong, very well done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24649: Random- hope that doesn't include me! No hate- just had som 'splainin to do! :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #24660: Great grid, but atrocious wording of solutions (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24661: I LOVE these! 6 stars, were it possible. Nearly 2 mins left but still felt challenging and a lot of fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24662: Brilliant, baffling, fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24657: (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #24662: This one's juuuust right. :D (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24660: nicely done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24334: I know fascia because I've got one in my foot and it hurts! got other connections wrong however... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24662: highbrow opera reference! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24658: but otherwise good fun! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24658: my "accidental" group was fairies, I'm really bad at words within words, so I failed and only got 7. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Boots McFancies @ #24649: EDIT: HEARING has one R (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Boots McFancies @ #24649: Senses - should be SIGHT not SEE and HEARING only has one N (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BillyO @ #24110: A koala is not a bear (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

BillyO @ #24660: The first row isn't Roads? Landmarks didn't get any points either (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24658: Another top puzzle. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #281: Just found out that I’ve been spelling Chaplin wrong my whole life! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christobal @ #24654: Shuffle board! Oh, yes, very good! Finished it in 1.20, but it was a very enjoyable grid! (England cricketer might be out of date next season though!) 😄 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christobal @ #24637: Great grid. I'm seeking out your grids now! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #15432: @Jim - loose tea is also fine. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christobal @ #24656: Refreshingly different! Very good, even though I couldn't complete it! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christobal @ #24658: Very good, (although i didn't like the fairy group) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Christobal @ #24652: Good categories, but spelling and tense spoil it a bit. Should be "bring down". (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Eric @ #4359: @Bobcat - me too! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragnar @ #19786: Hienosti tehty! Ei hyväksytty vastausta "saaret" kun kuului olla "saari" - pitäis ehkä olla avainsanana "saar"... (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #24654: Needed to refresh for extra time but completed on 2nd go. Clever herrings and clues! Great work. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24658: Mthyical fairy type thingies group was very clever. Brilliant work Lorna (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Krista @ #24626: I put `female singers` and it said correct-I just assumed there must be a Guetta female singer too as well as the DJ guy! So why did it sat correct? The other set are just famous Davids not band leaders or solo singers Mal! Enjoyed it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

random @ #24649: fuck you jelly haters (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24657: Lovely grid and I learned something! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24650: Not sure about 'reading' road signs. Looking yes, reading - in the main , no. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #22360: I liked the descending order of magnitude. I wasted a moment or two looking for things to go with a single screen... but got to split in time quickly. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24628: Agree on 'Alone', but rest was excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ROBC @ #24631: nice - my first complete grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24656: Apologies- meant to type "site" where I've put "page"- it WILL NOT affect accepted answers :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ROBC @ #24642: blue line really clever. The red line should have used their latinate names (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Krista @ #24634: Female names let it down-too easy to find since there`s only 4 anyway. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24637: Thanks Krista but I have to credit the style to people like truecockney and jollycorpse who were submitting grids well before me. If you like cryptics, puzzles, general subversion of form then look them up, or my other grids! Hope you enjoy x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mil @ #24555: Great (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24649: enter sandman by Metallica- one of those "you know it or you don't" types (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Krista @ #24637: Enjoyed that,never seen one like it before! Failed to see the hidden hats though. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24637: Awwwwww, thanks. Shouldn't let it get to me! I'm grumpy cos the lurgy won't leave me alone. Mal- plenty more where that came from! Glad you guys are enjoying- I'm not for everyone but hopefully I'm keeping it interesting for you few folks! :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

ROBC @ #24649: Do not get the Sandman link. WW2 link a bit peculiar and not obviously linked (landing beach, retreat beach, death camp and Nazi HQ) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24652: aaaaah! typo and past tense threw me. I see it makes sense now, thanks Vixen (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #24652: Great, Lorna I think as in aircraft, Grounded? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24655: Great and obviously right up my street! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24654: Brilliant. Loved shuffle board! Inspired (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24653: Absolutely devious! The palindromes was a bit too hard for me- they can be hard to spot at the best of times so making them sneaky was a double difficulty! The other group that I didn't get was hidden in plain sight though so kudos! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24654: Great grid. Brain was on a go slow, so didn't quite make it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24652: sooooo glad you're back. Great fun. don't understand bought down clue? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24637: 29 seconds whoop! Word grids are my ''thing'' (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24640: Really good, liked the anagrams a lot. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Keir H @ #24653: If it wasn't already obvious, I'm going to attempt to make twenty six walls where all the clues start with the same letter. Nothing much here, just a quick note. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24643: Tough but enjoyable x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24637: I'm not quite over the mardy lady who didn't like the fact based grids.It's all good fun. Brilliant work as always Lorna. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Mil @ #24601: I think the more red herrings the better! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Amaryllis @ #24642: I enjoyed this, thanks. I didn’t know about Didacus and San Diego...another nugget for the memory bank! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragnar @ #48: Very nice grid! I got that one of the groups was nuclear, but still didn't get it (never heard of nuclear family) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragnar @ #10172: Excellent grid! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip1 @ #24629: Good fun - a pocket full of change helped (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pip1 @ #24649: War group too vague - 'ees' should be anagram for sight not see - 'enter sandman' is two words not a full word like the others (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24643: I liked this - spent ages on BP- but found it too hard to get groups from the halves (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #11414: The Bear Necessities is a quite well-known song from Disney's animated version of The Jungle Book, so a valid connection exists. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24641: I liked it apart from the HP first names as they could have been anything (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24640: excellent. just got it (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragnar @ #24635: Not great... requires a bit too much special knowledge, and the deleted endings should either be incuded or be the same, I think. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Keith @ #24635: But the brain words are incomplete and do not all require the same suffixes. All very sketchy too. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #17271: i liked this one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24638: call me pedantic, but there is no greek letter that sounds like lavender. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24639: Excellent. Stumped on a few points especially the red herrings. 5 and 5 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24635: ????? tenuous (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24637: Thanks Darksky. My fiendish ones are for people like you. My easier ones are more for the people who complain about my fiendish ones. The rest of the site is for people like Lars. Variety is the spice of life. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lars @ #24630: And apart from Carberus, it won’t accept Heracles!!! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24638: do you mean Lambda? If so its too far a stretch. I'd say. If not- apologies! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lars @ #24637: Bizarre (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #24638: lavender? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Ragnar @ #2296: Very british. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24629: Great grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #24597: Something a bit different but it was too hard for me. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Nb @ #24601: Having a group of 6 is good. As you say it stops cycling. Worth doing as long as you keep the solution unique. I do agree that synonym isn't quite right, though. Good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24627: Enjoyable, but reasonably straightforward. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24629: Another good one. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Darksky @ #24637: Nice ideas, but slightly too easy to spot the groups. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24636: Huge apologies- due to a fault in the submission form this one won't reveal some answers- I have resubmitted it, sorry for the inconvenience! x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24637: This one works! Apologies, all x (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Jack @ #24618: Nice grid. The card suits red herring was good. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Puzzled @ #24627: Fandabbybabulous! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #24630: Nice quiz. Fluked completing the wall but only successfully identified one group. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24630: excellent! Is Carberus a three headed transformer? ;) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24629: Ah yes so it is. won't affect accepted answers. Liz- sometimes I do riddle type ones, sometimes quizzy ones, for variety. can't please everyone all the time! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24629: Ah yes so it is. won't affect accepted answers (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

K @ #24629: The black horse is Lloyds Bank (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #5913: not bad (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #5911: v nice (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #5935: good grid - I spotted all the connections, but couldn't figure all the right combinations (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

JonBob @ #24628: Love your style. I don't think "Alone" works here since everything else is effectively a definition. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

minimum @ #24373: Good puzzle (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

minimum @ #24495: Not easy at all! Fiendishly difficult - but very clever. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

minimum @ #24583: Nice and easy - but I only knew the last group were footballers, not that they were Brazilian! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #24628: Only solved one group myself (got mix without 2 secs to go) but managed to get kiss and cross once it was resolved. Hard but good fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #24629: Hard but enjoyable. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #7697: Messy, difficult and extremely good fun. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

H @ #24628: Excellent! Love your grids welcome back (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #6672: The vowels group was brilliant, i was so chuffed when i spotted it :) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lizbythesea @ #10577: Great, lots of red herrings then boom! it’s done (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lizbythesea @ #24629: Again to many fact based groups (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Alex @ #15868: Nice and fun. Managed to get distracted by states and presidents, but got it right soon enough. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lizbythesea @ #24623: Too similar, need some that require lateral thinking, this was pure facts (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Lizbythesea @ #24626: Demanding, mustn’t rush these grids (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24611: I hate to be negative but I have to agree- I've read HDM backwards and even I was struggling because I expected the solutions to be more. Peoples names as a category looks like you've had a great idea for a couple of groups but then just made a leftover group; it's hard for people to make a link if there barely is one. I do however thank you so much for bringing HDM to the table as I am a big Pullman fan. Love your original idea so all I suggest is that you work on it for a while to make it twisty and turny! Good luck, I'll look forward to your next one! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24628: Awesome- took me one and a half goes but I got there so it's more than fair. 1009 was inspired and fiendish! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24627: great- didn't know goober! nice pics (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24626: nice try but your musical categories could do with being tightened up a bit ( 3 female singers and one DJ in one group, 3 band leaders and one solo singer in the other made it messy) (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24627: Excellent (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Pam @ #24576: No idea on the undead, got the darts & should have got the countries! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24621: easy but well put together (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24611: Grid needs work. 3 potential HDM rounds and one other is odd. Didn't accept Daemon's as an answer, ''names'' is a weak category, not enough to distinguish why Lyra is in that category.. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #24626: Ganother gery good grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

mal @ #24608: that 'liquid' group is weird. an ok grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #113: I thought Meath was a county, not a province, so I got confused. Provinces are made up of counties. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #114: fun (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

jollycorpse @ #24619: I jibbered and jabbered and failed more than succeeded. Spotted the themes but didn’t know a few references and so couldn’t unravel in time. Excellent as ever. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24619: It's possible to be a jibbering genius. Keep at it Montysprogs! (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24626: Yet again brilliant and hard (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24624: nice, thought I'd solved it, but didn't quite make the last connection (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24625: great to see you back on here- one of my favourite setters and inspiration to have a go myself. Excellent grid (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

SPA @ #24622: nice theme (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24623: How? (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

a @ #24623: two music groups is cheating (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24601: I liked it. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24602: Nice work with Hugh Laurie (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24623: Nice references (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24619: Outstanding. Makes mine look like the brain-spew of a jibbering idiot. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24621: good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Joe @ #14064: Not good (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

minimum @ #2398: Really good! I didn't think I was going to get any of them to start with but managed at the last minute to sort them. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Keir H @ #24619: Compared to my other ones, I thought it was the easiest alphabet wall so far. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

minimum @ #24570: Only got two categories. Didn't know the skydiving terms. Good grid. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

minimum @ #24598: Good grid. Solved the groups but didn't know the Dr Who connection. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Montysprogs @ #24610: Love this one (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

@euphemeister @ #24576: Darts players- got me (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Vixen @ #24581: Great grid, thanks. (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

lorna @ #24619: ffffffffffffflippin hard! Like your themes (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

pmyg @ #24560: T