Do crossword and other puzzle freaks bother you? Why is it that they always ask the most disinterested person to help in solving their damn nuisances? Why don’t they bother each other? Helpful Harriet offers some advice for dealing with these puzzle addicts. she would pretend to study all the cross clues, make a point of “hmmming” and “ooohhhing” a bit, then would fill in a bunch of close-but-wrong answers, in ink, of course. She always apologized minutes later when the puzzler realized the contest was then unworkable. But soon these addicts recognized her for what she was and didn’t her bother her anymore. Sounds good to me. But then, anyone who does a puzzle in ink deserves whatever happens.