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Read forwards or backwards I'm the same

Remove my last two letters I sound like a single letter

Without my first two letters I'm trivial and sound like I'm an animal

Leave only my second and fourth letters and we both come first

What am I?

I have no Cs, but I love the sea

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    $\begingroup$ A nice little puzzle - did you come up with it or hear it from someone else? $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Aug 22 '16 at 4:17
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    $\begingroup$ @JonathanAllan I write all my riddles, but I have seen other anagrams before, so I came up with the riddle, but not the concept. $\endgroup$ – Jason_ Aug 22 '16 at 4:28
  • $\begingroup$ ...actually palindrome, not anagram - updated tags. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Aug 22 '16 at 4:30
  • $\begingroup$ @JonathanAllan Well I saw an anagram and it gave me the idea, so I guess the idea was similar, but not the same. $\endgroup$ – Jason_ Aug 22 '16 at 19:09
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Is it

Kayak

Read forwards or backwards I'm the same

It is a Palindrome

Remove my last two letters I sound like a single letter

Removing last a & k, it sounds like 'k'(kay)

Without my first two letters I'm trivial and sound like I'm an animal

Without first k & a, it is yak(animal)

Leave only my second and fourth letters and we both come first

Second and fourth letter, both are A,first letter of alphabet series (I did interpret it wrong. Thanks @JonathanAllan)

I have no Cs, but I love the sea

Sea Kayak

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes this is the answer! $\endgroup$ – Jason_ Aug 22 '16 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ One of the first on here I figured out as well. Really nicely worded question and answer :) $\endgroup$ – Weckar E. Aug 22 '16 at 9:05

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