Magazine Gremlins – Australian and New Zealand titles

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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

Handy Sudoku 170 – Gremlin

Sudoku 99, page 59

Sudoku has more than one solution.

Thanks to John Mallam from Medowie, NSW for alerting us to this error.

Cluewords 147 – Gremlin

The Baffler, page 40

‘The word ‘nationalist’ was spelt incorrectly in the clue ’18th century Irish nationlist, Wolfe …’

Thank you to Donna Trickey of Vic for reporting this gremlin


Christine’s BIG Crossword 314 – Error

The Demon competiton, page 30

The runners-up prizes of 4 x $25 listed on The Demon competition on page 30 are incorrect. The correct amount of the prizes are listed on the contest coupon on page 35, $50 Cash – 2 to be won.

Thank you to AJ Argent for alerting us to this error


Christine’s BIG Crossword 313 – Gremlin

Wiz Words, page 25

In the clue at 21 down the ‘Old’ in Dawn and Tony Orlando’s song title should be ‘Ole’

Thanks to Russell Jansen from WA for alerting us to this gremlin