"Match wits with Jerry the gas-station attendant."
I wanted to call this one "S.O.S." which would have been the perfect title but editor Fred Dannay was concerned that using that title would give away the end of the story. Fred was notorious for changing titles and usually right . . . but this time I still think he made the wrong call.
This story was reprinted under my original title as a standalone pamphlet, which was given as a bonus to everyone who bought the hardcovered edition of The Adventures of the Puzzle Club from Crippen & Landru Publishers at the beginning of 2023.
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