17 February, 2015
Can we do it? Can we weave the entire alphabet into a single clue (and its answer), with the entity still somehow making sense, and somehow seeming to maintain that slinky, precise nature of the cryptic clue?
I have my doubts, but I'm prepared to take the plunge. Perhaps if we choose an answer like JOAQUIN PHOENIX, we're halfway there. Or take a shine to the Mexican hairless, aka the XOLOITZCUINTLI.
Then again, the braver soul may find an alphabetical way to clue a less loaded solution. Either approach can earn the inaugural PanGrammy.
Of course, feel free to share your near misses, as these can be as noble as the holy grail itself. To kick off the bidding:
Showy bird left weaving round jacket for Mexico's Feathered Serpent = QUETZALCOATL 
Jack the Ripper's foggy zone quivered with each ring area's bum removed = WHITECHAPEL [25 - no X]