This message is for Ben Tausig, editor of the Reader crossword puzzles. In the April 21 puzzle, “Mixed Drinks,” the clue for 37 down was “Bingo call.” The only answer that fit in the puzzle was “ITEN” (I 10), and that indeed is what is given as the answer this week. However, that is not a possible bingo call. The numbers in the I column on a bingo card are 16-30 (i.e., 10 would be in the B column).
Just wanted to let you know.
Nitpicky crossword puzzler
Ben Tausig replies:
My humble apologies to Mr. Slavik and any other solvers who were vexed by the nonexistent bingo call. Also, never hire me to emcee your bingo party.