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Staircase

Going downstairs, while singing the alphabet song. Some vb practice to us all. Would it be much easier to make it go from left to right instead?

Start file
                         A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
End file
                         A
                        BB
                       CCC
                      DDDD
                     EEEEE
                    FFFFFF
                   GGGGGGG
                  HHHHHHHH
                 IIIIIIIII
                JJJJJJJJJJ
               KKKKKKKKKKK
              LLLLLLLLLLLL
             MMMMMMMMMMMMM
            NNNNNNNNNNNNNN
           OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
          PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
         QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
        RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
       SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
      TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
     UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
   WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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1c1,26
<                          A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
---
>                          A
>                         BB
>                        CCC
>                       DDDD
>                      EEEEE
>                     FFFFFF
>                    GGGGGGG
>                   HHHHHHHH
>                  IIIIIIIII
>                 JJJJJJJJJJ
>                KKKKKKKKKKK
>               LLLLLLLLLLLL
>              MMMMMMMMMMMMM
>             NNNNNNNNNNNNNN
>            OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>           PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
>          QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
>         RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
>        SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
>       TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
>      UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
>     VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
>   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
>  YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
> ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Solutions by @_AlexLewin:

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Solutions by @_AlexLewin:
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#2 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:48PM

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#>4 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:47PM

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#>4 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:51PM

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#>6 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:46PM

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#>7 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:46PM

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#>8 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:45PM

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#>10 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:44PM

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#>11 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:44PM

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#>13 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:43PM

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#>15 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:40PM

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#>18 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:40PM

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#>18 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:37PM

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#>18 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:38PM

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#>23 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:35PM

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#>24 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:53PM

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#>24 - Alex Lewin / @_AlexLewin

09/19/2022 at 07:34PM