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Authors

Howard Richler

Abstract

Lipograms are defined by Webster's Third New International Dictionary as "a writing not having a certain letter" but this definition is not satisfactory. In short passages it is not uncommon for some of the less common letters of the alphabet, such as X and Z, not to appear. Also, by common convention the letter or letters that do not appear are supposed to be common letters for the passage to be considered a lipogram.

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