Normally, this might be pretty funny:
That’s one of the two crossword puzzles in today’s National Post of Toronto, Canada. Someone goofed up and ran the answers in place of the puzzle itself.
What makes this worse than usual: The timing.
Just last night, Postmedia Network — the publisher of a number of Canadian dailies including the National Post — announced it will cut back on print frequency and move editing to a central facility.
That will throw a number of copy editors out of work. The same copy editors you’d expect to catch foul-ups like this one.
Poynter’s Craig Silverman — who happens to work in Canada — is all over the story. Find his Monday report here about the cutbacks and his story from this morning here about the crossword error.
Average daily circulation for the National Post is 197,034.