Magazine Gremlins – Australian and New Zealand titles

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MEGA! Crosswords 118 – Gremlin

Christine’s MEGA Mix, page 12

The clue at 18 down ‘Tasmanian Mark … was Test cricket captain from 1994 to 1999 (6)’ is incorrect. Mark Taylor was born in Leeton, NSW

Thanks to Terri Thompson from Tasmania for alerting us to this gremlin

Christine’s BIG Crossword 317 – Gremlin

Acrostic, page 54

The puzzle instructions should say ‘The boxed letters from…’ not ‘The shaded letters from…’

Thank you to Stuart Clark from Ellenbrook for alerting us to this error

Christine’s BIG Crossword 318 – Gremlin

Christine’s Cryptic Crossword, page 24

The clue at 3 down should have the word-length (7) instead of (5).

Thank you to Philippa Heddles for alerting us to this gremlin

Crossword & Puzzle Collection 117

Acrostic, page 71

Solution should be ‘creates’ not ‘create’.

Thanks to David Needham from Tasmania for reporting this gremlin.

Colossus Crosswords 182 – Gremlin

The Knowledge, page 34

The clue at 25 down ‘Locomotive enthusiast or anyone who obsessively pursues an minority interest’ should read ‘a’ instead of ‘an’.

Thank you to Max Allen from NSW for reporting this one to us

FindaWord 127 – Gremlin

FindaWord 82, page 66

There is a 6-letter word, RACKET, in the puzzle titled ‘Seven-letter R words’

Thanks to Gary Corrick for alerting us to this gremlin.

Crossword & Puzzle Collection 117 – Gremlin

Cryptic Colossus, page 102

In the clue ‘Satisfactory as far is itch treatment is concerned? (2,2,7)’ at 25 down, the ‘is’ should be ‘as’.

Thanks to AJ Argent from Qld for reporting this gremlin.

Colossus 181 – Gremlin

Colossus 9, page 48

The clue ‘Rebuked’ at 10 across, should have been ‘Rebukes’ for the answer REPROACHES

Thank you to Stephen Thomson from Cranbourne for alerting us to this gremlin

Christine’s BIG Crossword 315 – Gremlin

Pop Words, page 47

The clue at 32 across should read ‘In 1961 Frankie Vaughan and Gene McDaniels both had versions of … Of Strength’ without a word break-up.

Thank you to Stuart Clark from WA for alerting us to this gremlin