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Old 01-23-2017, 10:10 PM
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Default Are there any cryptos on this site that use all 26 letters?

I'm just curious. I don't think I've come across a puzzle that uses every letter of the alphabet, but I've seen a couple that use all but two. What's the most letters anyone has seen used?
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:18 PM
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Default Pangrams

Don't know of any on this site, but there are some out there.

We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.
How razorback jumping frogs can level six piqued gymnasts.
Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag.
Crazy Fredrick bought many very exquisite opal jewels.
Jump by vow of quick, lazy strength in Oxford.
The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
How quickly daft jumping zebras vex.
Sphinx of black quartz: judge my vow.
Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim.
Waltz, nymph, for quick jigs vex bud.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:33 AM
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maradnu, I think you answered the question. Not one of your examples is a solvable cryptogram...
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:26 PM
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Default Solvable

Long ago, Bansai posted a crypto of a pangram in a forum or chat post. Realizing it was a pangram, I googled and found a list of pangrams and matched the letter pattern to Bansai's crypto. With that, I was able to "solve" it.

Another time someone had a forum posting. A young man had boasted of his crypto abilities, so a woman had given him something which he was unable to solve. I realized it was a columnar transposition cipher instead of a letter substitution cryptogram, figured out the grid and gave him the solution.

Interesting challenges both times - even if I did cheat on the one.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:55 PM
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Default thanks, maradnu

i had never heard the word pangram.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:19 PM
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Default I've wondered that, too . . .

This one came close---all used except J and X. If only he'd added "the jukebox of the pool hall."

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