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J! Pangram

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From Facebook:
I was today years old when I found out that

"Watch 'Jeopardy!', Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game"

is a pangram (containing every letter of the alphabet.)
"Jeopardy! is two parts luck and one part luck" - Me

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Can't tell how old this is but based on Google it's at least 11 years. Wikipedia might have been helped but they deleted their article with a list of pangrams. WIth 44 letters, it's not the most efficient pangram, but it's at least less than 26*2.

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Robert K S wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am
it's not the most efficient pangram
It is the most Jeopardy! pangram though, and this the best.
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Robert K S wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am
Can't tell how old this is but based on Google it's at least 11 years. Wikipedia might have been helped but they deleted their article with a list of pangrams.
It was constructed by Peter Mowrey in 2002 as a submission for a contest on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle to create a pangram that included the name of a famous person. It didn't win but was apparently one of the runners up, according to this list of puzzlemaster Will Shortz's favorite entries.
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am
WIth 44 letters, it's not the most efficient pangram, but it's at least less than 26*2.
Punctuation and spaces don't count when calculating the length of a pangram, so it actually has just 37 letters. After several hours of seeing if I could make one that was any shorter, this is the best I could come up with:
Alex Trebek MCs fun TV-G quiz show Jeopardy! (35 letters)

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cheezguyty wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 pm

Punctuation and spaces don't count when calculating the length of a pangram, so it actually has just 37 letters. After several hours of seeing if I could make one that was any shorter, this is the best I could come up with:
Alex Trebek MCs fun TV-G quiz show Jeopardy! (35 letters)
Nice job.
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cheezguyty wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 pm
this list of puzzlemaster Will Shortz's favorite entries
He misquoted the "quick brown fox" pangram in the past tense, thereby depriving it of its only S!

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my personal favorite:
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.
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(Not original to me)

26 letters: “Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 pm
(Not original to me)

26 letters: “Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Meg Schwarzkopf quit Jynx Blvd.

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seaborgium wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:50 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 pm
(Not original to me)

26 letters: “Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Meg Schwarzkopf quit Jynx Blvd.
damn...and my tickets to go see Jynx Blvd. are for next week :(
Total game show career losings = $171,522

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