You are a secret agent who is undercover at the Kremlin. You receive a cryptic email (presumably from your boss) who was supposed to give you the code name of the agent who would be picking you up from the airport to bring you back home. As a sidenote, you are aware that most agent names are animals.

From: apres_abcde@let.ter
To: me
Subject: Banana Bread

Dear Person,
I am pleased to inform you that your banana bread's CV is exemplary if it is denied a position at its current job.


So who is the agent that will pick you up?


The agents name is



We look at ABCDE. Go to the first occurence of A within the body of the mail, take the next character, which is R. Then continue from the current position to the next occurence of B, take the next letter (a), and so on

  • $\begingroup$ Amazing! This is correct! $\endgroup$ Aug 27 '20 at 16:12
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    $\begingroup$ Note that the email address has a French word which clues this pattern, too! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 27 '20 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ @El-Guest -- Yep! Après = after so "after ABCDE!" Nice catch. :):) $\endgroup$ Aug 27 '20 at 17:23

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