The completed grid of today's The Hindu Crossword 9719 (Gridman) looks like this -
Notice something special?
It's a pangram!
First time ever?
I haven't come across a pangrammatic grid in the Hindu crossword before, but that may be because I haven't looked hard enough. Can other solvers confirm?
Pangrammatic grids tend to have more obscure words than usual, since the setter has an additional restriction to take care of when assigning answers to the lights.
I must compliment Gridman for creating a pangram - including "difficult" letters like X and Y not once but multiple times - without resorting to esoteric vocabulary. There's a setter with consummate command over grid fills.
THC 9719 contains 156 letters, spanning the alphabet as below:
- Pangrammatic Grids
- Gridman Trivia: Word usage patterns in Gridman's puzzles
- GridmANalysis (by guest author Chaturvasi) – An analysis of the lattices used by Gridman.
- The Hindu Crossword 9564 (Gridman)