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After solving the kidnapper's riddle, you realize that you have no clue how to get in touch with him. You wait until the end of the specified fortnight, and sure enough, you receive a phone call. "I solved your riddle," you say, triumphantly.

The only response is, "Answer?"

You provide the solution, and the kidnapper says, "Good. You solved it. Time to get your precious Geronimo back. Open your door; you'll see another note for you."

As you open the door, you find another note. It reads:


Congratulations,

You solved the riddle within the fortnight, and your cat will live to see another week (or two, if you're quick). Before you can get him back, we have to meet. Unfortunately, you don't know how to find me, and I won't come to you. Figure out the next letter in each sequence, then unscramble to find the solution. Inspired by VictorHenry.

Where am I?

  1. S, P, S, M, T, ?
  2. A, B, B, F, G, L, M, ?
  3. W, A, J, M, M, ?
  4. V, M, K, K, E, E, ?
  5. F, M, M, B, B, E, ?
  6. S, M, H, D, W, M, ?
  7. C, T, F, N, I, ?
  8. R, C, U, C, B, A, ?
  9. W, B, S, K, N, ?
  10. A, T, J, A, F, ?
  11. N, U, S, J, M, ?
  12. P, A, I, S, ?
  13. T, T, T, F, F, S, S, E, ?
  14. E, G, D, S, F, L, ?

I feel nice, so I'll start you out with one letter given: C.

Love, Al.

Hint 1:

Some of these sequences are worldly knowledge, such as oldest cities, fastest rivers, etc. Others are only found between the pages of a novel.

Edit:

Nearly a year has passed, you can only hope your cat is still alive. If this question regains some traction I think it might be nice for someone to compile the existing (and future) answers into one or make a community answer.

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    $\begingroup$ Is this going to be a trivia-worthy question? $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Aug 4 '15 at 18:22
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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure the 6th letter shouldn't be L in #14? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 13 '15 at 19:44
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    $\begingroup$ kitty gonna die $\endgroup$ – kaine Aug 18 '15 at 22:15
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    $\begingroup$ @DooplissForce This is a little embarrassing but I honestly forgot what the answers were; I had them written down but they were on an old drive that I lost the data on =/. If I recall correctly, many of them were factual stuff about the world $\endgroup$ – Moose Jun 28 '16 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ Ah lol! I'll have a look and see if I can get any of them, then :) $\endgroup$ – DooplissForce Jun 28 '16 at 14:16
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  1. C, T, F, N, I, ?

P: US states by population. California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania

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  1. N, U, S, J, M, ?

E: the planets in reverse order
Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth

  1. W, A, J, M, M, ?

A: the first six US Presidents
Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams

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    $\begingroup$ Two down, after @Geobits added his two cents $\endgroup$ – Moose Aug 4 '15 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ I'll add that 13 should be N for ninety. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Aug 4 '15 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Geobits might as well make your own partial answer, since his is only one sequence thus far. $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Aug 4 '15 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ True, but I don't really plan on doing any others. That one just stuck out to me as I was skimming the list. It's free for anyone to grab, no worries. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Aug 4 '15 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ Personally I'd rather it be left for someone to find for themeselves then. $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Aug 4 '15 at 18:38
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14:

C. Based on the book titles from the Wheel of Time series: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn (hello everyone!), The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, A Crown of Swords.

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  • $\begingroup$ I had hoped you'd get that one :P. I was writing this thinking Man, I bet rand al'thor is the only person besides me to know the series. If he doesn't see this, everyone else is hosed. (btw my name used to be Jon Snow, we had a conversation about WoT like a month and a half ago). $\endgroup$ – Moose Aug 13 '15 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Moose Ah, right! So in your new incarnation you no longer know nothing? ;-) And we're not the only WoT fans here; chasly from UK knows it too, and check this out! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 14 '15 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ it's refreshing to find others. And yes, I now do know things $\endgroup$ – Moose Aug 15 '15 at 3:31
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  1. R, C, U, C, B, A, ?

I: world countries by land area. Russia, Canada, United States, China, Brazil, Australia, India

  1. P, A, I, S, ?

A: bodies of water by size. Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean

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  • $\begingroup$ Should I have made these harder? $\endgroup$ – Moose Aug 4 '15 at 18:34
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  1. V M K K E E

the seven summits: Vinson, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Kosciuszko, Everest, Elbrus, Aconcagua

  1. T T T F F S S E

Counting by tens: Ten Twenty Thirty Forty Fifty Sixty Seventy Eighty Ninety

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  • $\begingroup$ Note: I didn't read comments to notice Geobits answered 13 first... credit for that goes to him. $\endgroup$ – kaine Aug 5 '15 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ I can't figure out the reason for the order of the seven summits.. if someone has a better idea, don't hesitate to post it. $\endgroup$ – kaine Aug 18 '15 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ Reverse alphabetical? $\endgroup$ – Arth Jun 28 '16 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ @arth guess that works $\endgroup$ – kaine Jun 28 '16 at 13:29
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  1. S, M, H, D, W, M, ?

Y - the sequence is units of time increasing in length (second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year)

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Making a community wiki answer to collect what we have so far, and to get some fresh eyes on this one.

  1. S, P, S, M, T, ?

Unsolved

  1. A, B, B, F, G, L, M, ?

Unsolved

  1. W, A, J, M, M, ?

A
The US Presidents in order: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams (@dennisdeems)

  1. V, M, K, K, E, E, ?

A
The seven summits: Vinson, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Kosciuszko, Everest, Elbrus, Aconcagua (@kaine)

  1. F, M, M, B, B, E, ?

Unsolved

  1. S, M, H, D, W, M, ?

Y
Units of time increasing in length (second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year) (@Pete)

  1. C, T, F, N, I, ?

P
US states by population. California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania (@Somo145)

  1. R, C, U, C, B, A, ?

I
World countries by land area. Russia, Canada, United States, China, Brazil, Australia, India (@Bailey M)

  1. W, B, S, K, N, ?

Unsolved

  1. A, T, J, A, F, ?

Unsolved

  1. N, U, S, J, M, ?

E
The planets in reverse order: Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth (@dennisdeems)

  1. P, A, I, S, ?

A
Bodies of water by size. Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean (@Bailey M)

  1. T, T, T, F, F, S, S, E, ?

N
Counting by tens: Ten Twenty Thirty Forty Fifty Sixty Seventy Eighty Ninety (@kaine)

  1. E, G, D, S, F, L, ?

C
Based on the book titles from the Wheel of Time series: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn (hello everyone!), The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, A Crown of Swords.

  1. C (given for free).

The (most likely) task is now to find a place/landmark described by a 15-letter anagram (of which we only know 10 letters) using AAACCEINPY?????

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  • $\begingroup$ This would be so much easier if I hadn't lost the answers. Thanks for making this $\endgroup$ – Moose Sep 20 '16 at 23:55

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