A O E A O T F L A T O A _

R R A C O A O M R Y Y E _

Fill in the missing two letters.


Please explain why, in the context you have discovered, these are the only two possible answers and there is no room for doubt.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, if you down vote please explain so that I can improve the question. Feedback is always welcome. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Aug 16, 2015 at 9:29
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not the downvoter, but maybe the downvoter doesn't like the fact that you just put 2 cryptograms into a puzzle, without a story or any hints to get a clue how (or with what cipher) to decrypt it. (Although I don't know yet if this puzzle is more of a cryptogram or a letter-sequence that hasn't got a decrypted text) $\endgroup$
    – user14478
    Aug 16, 2015 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ Apologies - I have been trying to find the best tags. I removed cryptogram and added letters. I think I have the right ones now. $\endgroup$ Aug 16, 2015 at 11:55
  • $\begingroup$ Is it the same rule for both strings or do they each have their own pattern? $\endgroup$ Aug 16, 2015 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @EngineerToast - There is only one pattern and both strings fit into it. $\endgroup$ Aug 16, 2015 at 12:14

1 Answer 1


The answer is




And the reason is ...

Each letter is the last letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet, in order. So we have alphA, bravO, charliE, deltA etc. The missing letters are for Mike and Zulu

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that is the perfect answer. $\endgroup$ Aug 16, 2015 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ @chaslyfromUK Nice one! $\endgroup$ Aug 16, 2015 at 17:32

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