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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Letter Game Introduction

Idan shami
Idan shami
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Problem in letter game + I want to add something

Hi ! my name is Idan and I just watched the video about the letter game, but I didn't set the same words as Kenneth set, in my words, there are some spaces because I decided to set TV shows as my words, but the problem is that Python include the spaces in the word, and when I adding a space the program tells me " you can only guess letters! " because of that line we wrote in the video:

elif not guess.isalpha():

is there any way that I can tell python to not include the spaces? (i am sure there is...) and the second question I have is about a problem that is happening to me, and I don't know how to fix it.... when the program decides that the secret word will be the series ' glee ' even if I guess the word when I am writing ' e ' it's adding the ' e ' 2 times and not finishing the game....... here is my code:

import random

# make a list of words
words = [
    'big bang theory',
    'family guy',
    'rick and morty',
    'american dad',
    'modern family',
    'how do I met you mother',
    'two and a half man',
    'drake and josh',
    'good luck charlie'

while True:
    start = input("Press enter to start or Q to quit ")
    if start.lower() == 'q':
    # pick a random word
    secret_word = random.choice(words)
    bad_guesses = []
    good_guesses = []

    while len(bad_guesses) < 7 and len(good_guesses) != len(list(secret_word)):
        # draw guesses letters,spaces, and strikes
        for letter in secret_word:
            if letter in good_guesses:
                print(letter, end='')
                print('_', end='')
        print('strikes: {}/7'.format(len(bad_guesses)))
        # take a guess
        guess = input("Guess a letter: ").lower()

        if len(guess) != 1:
            print("You can only take 1 letter!")
        elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
            print("you've already guessed that letter!")
        elif not guess.isalpha():
            print("you can only guess letters!")

        if guess in secret_word:
            if len(good_guesses) == len(list(secret_word)):
                print("You win ! The word was {} ".format(secret_word))
        print("You didn't guesses it! my secret word was {}".format(secret_word))

how to solve it ? sorry for my bad English. thanks Idan ^-^