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Study this paragraph and all things in it. What is vitally wrong with it? Actually, nothing in it is wrong, but you must admit that it is most unusual. Don't just zip through it quickly, but study it scrupulously. With luck you should spot what is so particular about it and all words found in it. Can you say what it is? Tax your brains and try again. Don't miss a word or a symbol. It isn't all that difficult?

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I count sixteen, actually. ;)

actually 29, if you count the 14e´s at the end

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At Es everyone

"Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway's night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration ... "

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wasn't this origonally based from something to do with the great gatsby, i'm not up to date with all the american classics, although i've heard this is one read a lot in schools over there

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no e's, but I like the no 'the' answers as well

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there are no 'e's

actually, every letter besides E is used.

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the word tax is used but most people use the word hard or that area of a word

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Study this paragraph and all things in it. What is vitally wrong with it? Actually, nothing in it is wrong, but you must admit that it is most unusual. Don't just zip through it quickly, but study it scrupulously. With luck you should spot what is so particular about it and all words found in it. Can you say what it is? Tax your brains and try again. Don't miss a word or a symbol. It isn't all that difficult?

The paragraph is self-referential, entirely about itself. That is most unusual in a paragraph.

Good one!

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it is missing the letter 'e' which i believe is the most common letter used, but i could be wrong on that

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theres no e's

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actually, every letter besides E is used.

Actually "J" isn't used either.

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Actually "J" isn't used either.

Look harder. But if there weren't any Js, it still wouldn't be "most unusual" given the length of the paragraph. It's the more common missing letter that makes it unusual.

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Look harder. But if there weren't any Js, it still wouldn't be "most unusual" given the length of the paragraph. It's the more common missing letter that makes it unusual.

Oh I know that but he's saying every letter was used except E, but J wasn't used either. Was just correcting him. ;)

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Oh I know that but he's saying every letter was used except E, but J wasn't used either. Was just correcting him. ;)

'j' is used in "just" He meant look harder because there is a 'j'

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there are no 'e's

I know this is an old post and I know I'm new here, but aren't you supposed to hide your spoiler answers in a link, so as not to ruin the puzzle/riddle for others? Your answer was directly below the puzzle, no need to even scroll down to see it, and it ruined the puzzle for me.

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I know this is an old post and I know I'm new here, but aren't you supposed to hide your spoiler answers in a link, so as not to ruin the puzzle/riddle for others? Your answer was directly below the puzzle, no need to even scroll down to see it, and it ruined the puzzle for me.

good point ... I have put the answer in spoiler

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there may be no e's in it and the question mark at the end is not correct. There is only one space after each sentence when there should be two.

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There is only one space after each sentence when there should be two.

Unless the OP was written on an typewriter (it wasn't), single spacing is the way to go, and you also used a single space between your two sentences.

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I would say that the word 'the' is missing because it contains the letter 'e' that is also missing in all of the paragraph...

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Study this paragraph and all things in it. What is vitally wrong with it? Actually, nothing in it is wrong, but you must admit that it is most unusual. Don't just zip through it quickly, but study it scrupulously. With luck you should spot what is so particular about it and all words found in it. Can you say what it is? Tax your brains and try again. Don't miss a word or a symbol. It isn't all that difficult?

It contains all the letters of the alphabet.....

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only word missing a vowel is "try"

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In the whole paragraph letter 'e' is not used.

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