Magazine Gremlins – Australian and New Zealand titles

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Christine’s BIG Crossword 304 – Gremlin

BIG 5, page 19

The clue at 78 across, ‘Doing as one’s told’ should read’ – ‘Did as one was told’ for the answer OBEYED

Thanks to Mary Rodgers of NSW for alerting us to this gremlin

Crossword & Puzzle Collection 112 – Gremlin

Christine’s Cryptic, page 68

The ‘l’ has dropped off the word ‘like’ in the clue at 11 across

Thanks to Vernon Daw from WA for reporting this gremlin

Cluewords 135 – Gremlin

MAXI! 4, page 62

There is an extra arrow on the box for the  clue ‘Gallivants’

Thanks to Max Allen from NSW for alerting us to this error

Handy Code Cracker 78 – Gremlin

Red Herrings 1, page 11

The answers have eight letters, not seven letters.

Thanks to Alison Callander from Mangawhai, New Zealand for alerting us to this Gremlin.

Crossword & Puzzle Collection 111 – Gremlin

Prism, page 53

‘Florence’ is not a form of currency

Thank you to Christine Rae from WA for reporting this gremlin


Colossus Crosswords 172 – Gremlin

Crossed Wires Word Play, page 2

The odd one out was supposed to be wager; but swager, though rare, has an entry in one of our reference dictionaries.

Thanks to Richard Janiczak for alerting us to this error.


Christine’s BIG Crossword 303

Concept-Cross, page 26

The clue for 53 down, ‘Stout barrel’, is missing from the crossword

Thank you to Jean Tonkin for alerting us to this gremlin

Cluewords 134 – Gremlin

MAXI! 4, page 62

The arrow is missing from the box for the clue ‘Dens’

Thank you to Andy McCulloch of NZ for reporting this gremlin to us



Christine’s BIG Crossword 301 – Gremlin

Concept-Cross, page 26

The tagline was incorrect for the movie Batman at 5 down.

Thank you to Andrew Gore for reporting this gremlin