Not for Cleithrophobics / Claustrophobics? [closed]

Find out the missing alphabetical letter by linking to the title of this puzzle:

A : d : : B : ?

One unique solution exists.

closed as too broad by APrough, JMP, feelinferrety, boboquack, Rubio♦Oct 13 '17 at 23:46

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• ^vote with a note: You love language! This puzzle would be clearer, though, if the words in the title were defined, or at least have definition links, in the statement itself. Signed – language lover – humn Oct 12 '17 at 17:25
• cleithrophobia: fear of being trapped. claustrophobia: fear of confined places – phroureo Oct 12 '17 at 17:39
• @humn, persons afraid of either being getting trapped / persons afraid of closed/confined places - are the literal meanings of the words in the title and they have to do something with the given puzzle!. Hope this helps. – Mea Culpa Nay Oct 13 '17 at 7:54

I would say that the answer is

g Claustrophobia is the fear of confined spaces, so the 'A' has one confined space as does the 'd'. The capital B has two enclosed spaces, and the cursive lowercase 'g' also has two enclosed spaces.

• Kudos, correct, as mentioned, when 'g' is written with two spaces (which I can not print /type now :( ) – Mea Culpa Nay Oct 13 '17 at 16:08
• This answer could also mention Roman/looptail $\rm g$, displayable here by entering $\rm g$ – humn Oct 13 '17 at 19:49

o

My reasoning is that

Each item in the pair should be a letter with an enclosed area (lower case examples are a, b, d, e, g, o, p, and q. upper case are A, B, D, O, P, Q, and R). However, since the upper case B has no "legs" coming off of the enclosed space, then I would assume the solution from the lower case would have to be the same).

• This is probably a wide miss on the intended answer, but indicating that there is one unique solution leads me to believe that this is it, since it meets all of the OP's criteria. – APrough Oct 12 '17 at 18:20
• Title indicates closed spaces nice – JavaScriptCoder Oct 12 '17 at 18:25
• @APrough, well, got the crux of the puzzle correctly, but not the provided answer! – Mea Culpa Nay Oct 13 '17 at 7:56
• @MeaCulpaNay - as I said, I was not sure that this was the answer, but it is an answer that fits the question. This leads me to believe that this is too broad... – APrough Oct 13 '17 at 11:54

I think it's

e

Why?

• I took the question as a "literal," A:d::B:? ("A is-to d, as B is-to ?")

A:d => {(A + 26) + 3} (to lower case)

so

{(B + 26) + 3} => e

And that character has tight spaces. In fact, it looks like a closing character.

Edits

And it's the only character that has that look. Also one of the criterion.

• You've completely ignored the title, though... – boboquack Oct 13 '17 at 6:43