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This is a link post Niche interest: Monday's Independent cryptic crossword was a pangram but not just any pangram
It featured each letter of the alphabet 5 times, which is a staggering achievement by the setter, Maize, especially as the cluing is excellent and often amusing.

The link takes you to the relevant episode of a cryptic crossword-themed Youtube video channel. If you fancy solving it, try not to look at the preview pic of the video and instead go here
(, Wed 3 Jan 2018, 22:11, Reply)
This is a normal post A pangram is a legible sentence. He might have used all the letters of the alphabet in the crossword answers, but this isn't a pangram
and because it doesn't have to be legible, it's hardly a "staggering achievement" in any sense of the phrase. One could simply use a rough distribution to come close to the the total, then use an online crossword solver to suggest answers out of the remaining letters needed to complete the alphabetical set (one giveaway in Scrabble that somebody is using a online solver is the use of uncommon spelling variations. The BBC use Haj, not Hajj http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059893n). The difficulty in a pangram is making legibility in the minimum amount of letters, which this conveniently avoids being a collection of unconnected words.
(, Wed 3 Jan 2018, 22:37, Reply)
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My use of pangram to refer to a crossword grid is pretty standard in Internet crossword solving communities.

I get the feeling that you're rather "gifted" at scrabble and so things that come easily to you don't come so easily to the rest of us. But - OK - if what the setter has done isn't a great achievement I'll take that back.

The clues are unambiguously excellent however.
(, Wed 3 Jan 2018, 23:12, Reply)
This is a normal post fair enough. A bit overly pedantic as is my way. I grant you that he may be an excellent crossword setter
I stopped playing online scrabble because most of the people playing cheat.
(, Thu 4 Jan 2018, 9:12, Reply)
This is a normal post I've never seen the point of cheating at scrabble like that.
It just makes it more a game of chance rather than skill.
(, Thu 4 Jan 2018, 16:47, Reply)
This is a normal post No, I''m with you, Doncaster
A quintuple pangram is an amazing feat. You only need to try and fill a grid to realise that one instance of each letter is hard enough to fit into a 15x15 grid
(, Thu 4 Jan 2018, 0:07, Reply)
This is a normal post NNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDD

(, Thu 4 Jan 2018, 9:34, Reply)
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Thanks for that, kettle.
(, Thu 4 Jan 2018, 13:41, Reply)