A couple of weeks ago, in response to Nate Cardin's pangram midi puzzle, I challenged constructors to make a clean 7×7 pangram — something that I surmised was impossible, after having tried several times. Enrique, the excellent constructor behind Datalexic Crosswords, took notice: he crafted not just one but four valid 7×7 pangram grids! One of them was a clear standout, and I'm excited to run it today.
Let me use this space to clarify that while I may have originated the Pangram Midi format, anyone is free to make and publish their own pangram midi puzzles. I've received a lot of positive feedback about this puzzle type — it seems to appeal to crossword solvers, logic puzzle fans, and constructors alike — and I'd love to see it flourish. Take this as another challenge, constructors: go forth and pangramify!
I’ve been a fan of Sid’s Grids for a while — it served as inspiration for my own blog, and he gave me some valuable advice early on. I’ve also loved the new pangram midi format, and couldn’t resist the challenge of getting a 7×7 grid to work. Thanks to Sid for guidance on grid structure, clues, and editing!