## Missing Letters

Rudi
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### Missing Letters

1. Which letter replaces the question mark?
GJ PA F?

2. Which letter replaces the question mark?
B C E G ?

3. Which letters replace the question mark?
Y RY H IL Y ?? Y ST

4. Which letter replaces the question mark?
A H F M K R P ?

5. Which letter replaces the question mark?
ED FV UJ DC OL Y?
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### Re: Missing Letters

2.
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K
(Position in the alphabet: B=2, C=3, E=5, G=7. The numbers 2, 3, 5 and 7 are the first four prime numbers; the next prime number is 11=K.)
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### Re: Missing Letters

1.
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K
(G=7, J=10, 7+10=17; P=16, A=1, 16+1=17; F=6, so ?=K since 17-6=11)
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### Re: Missing Letters

4.
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W
A, H = 1, 8, difference 7.
F, M = 6, 13, difference 7.
K, R = 11, 18, difference 7.
P=16, so ?=16+7=23, i.e. W/
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### Re: Missing Letters

I'm curious to see if anyone can solve #3 and #5 - I don't have the slightest idea...
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### Re: Missing Letters

Hans, again this proves your mathematical deductive skills and your uncanny knack to spot sequence patterns in numbers!!
#'s 1, 2 and 4 are correct (as usual; as John Grey recently pointed out )
#3 and #5 are the two that are not numerically solvable, though they still are connected to sequences/patterns.
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### Re: Missing Letters

Ah!

3.
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NE
(From JUNE; take the names of the months of the year and extract the last letter for odd-numbered months, and the last two letters for even-numbered months)
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### Re: Missing Letters

Well done!
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### Re: Missing Letters

Do you have a clue for #5? I'm completely stuck.
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### Re: Missing Letters

The pattern is close to space.

Yet another...
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### Re: Missing Letters

Sorry, still no idea.
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### Re: Missing Letters

Now you know how I feel when I read most posts on the Access/SQL board
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The pattern is in the keys which don't jingle...
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### Re: Missing Letters

Frustrating...
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### Re: Missing Letters

If no-one else attempts the puzzle with the latest hints, I'll post the solution...
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### Re: Missing Letters

5. Thanks for the clues
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The answer is H, it is the key to the right and down on a standard QWERTY keyboard
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