Fill in the blank below (as indicated by the underscore: "_") to complete the unique sequence:

    T _ M R P




  • The answer is to be in the form of an American-English alphabetical character, that is A through Z, for a total of 26 possible answer candidates values.
  • The poster should be able to explain WHY supplied answer is the answer (so someone cant win with a lucky guess).
  • Ignore white-space, ignore case; the spaces are not a part of the riddle, I just put them there for formatting. Similarly, the case of the character is irrelevant; I'm looking for one of the 26 American-English alphabetical characters.
  • The presence of a hint character (T, M, R, or P) does not preclude it from being in the answer. In other words, just because the characters T, M, R, and P are already in the sequence does not mean that it eliminates them as a possibility for being the answer.
  • There is a discrete answer, this is not a 'trick question'. The sequence is not arbitrary, and represents a real sequence that exists in the real world, and can be observed IN NATURE.
  • In fact, I am almost certain that everyone who reads this has observed this sequence before.
  • In fact, I am almost certain that you can observe this pattern right now, from where you sit.
  • There is actually 2 acceptable answers, that is, there are actually 2 different characters that you can put in blank and make a valid sequence, and thus, is acceptable as a correct answer.
  • I will answer any questions about the puzzle, as long as they are phrased as a YES/NO question.

Good luck!

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    $\begingroup$ Posting the answer but not the explanation wouldn't be that great in a puzzle where the possible answers are only 26. If you confirm that it is (or not) the correct solution, the puzzle is half-ruined, instead if you don't comment the post, it's just a low-quality answer. So, I would discourage unexplained answers; on the contrary, if you want to post a partial answer (aka a hint), it would be good. $\endgroup$
    – leoll2
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 7:50
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with your points. I have edited my question to not contain ambiguity about posting the reason WHY the supplied answer belongs there. I also have 'revealed' the 'hidden' clues. $\endgroup$
    – Adam White
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ Question: does the sequence contain only 5 elements? Is it possible to add a sixth element to it? $\endgroup$
    – leoll2
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 8:18

1 Answer 1


The answer is P (or I).

Because the full list is actually:

Pointer (or Index) finger
Middle finger
Ring finger


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