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What is hidden below? The answer speaks for itself.


                ndetarotraorinenceameyatudowwladuouniteaseiphyorouoo

back, time, drink, drink, time, sprint, rest, bird, to, drink, chicken, time, inclusive, back, foot, chicken, inclusive, risk, time, drink

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The first thing to notice is that there are...

52 letters in the string. This is exactly twice the number of letters in the English alphabet. If we can assume that pairs of these letters map to a third letter of the alphabet (hence the 'two out of three' of the title), we can then see that we can break this string into pairs and add the letters of the alphabet (in alphabetical order) to the start of each pair, to produce a set of three-letter words or abbreviations:

andbetcardoteraforginhenicejamkeylatmudnowowlpadquorunsitteausevipwhyxoryouzoo

Now consider the list of 20 words...

Each of these can be a definition of sorts for (or at least associated with) one (or more) of these three-letter words:

back = lat
time = era (or now)
drink = tea (or gin)
drink = tea (or gin)
time = era (or now)
sprint = run
rest = sit
bird = owl (or hen)
to = for
drink = tea (or gin)
chicken = hen
time = era (or now)
inclusive = and
back = lat
foot = pad
chicken = hen
inclusive = and
risk = bet
time = era (or now)
drink = tea (or gin)

If we consistently choose era as 'time', owl as 'bird', and tea as 'drink' then the initials of the three-letter words we have chosen spell out the phrase LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET - this perfectly answers the question 'what is hidden below'!

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  • $\begingroup$ Yup, that's it. Nice job! $\endgroup$ Oct 20, 2023 at 12:16

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