# No. 1: What's the next in this letter sequence?

Part of a series of similar puzzles - the answer to one will give you the type of thinking required for the others.

What's the next letter in this series? What's the relationship?

L
K
Z
R
A
O
T
E
L
A
I
D
L
N
A
S
Y
A
E
D
A

• I will either give more letters in the pattern, or hints if no one gets it in a couple of days. – eedrah Oct 22 '17 at 6:03

The next letter in the sequence is:

I

Because the letters are:

The second letter of the abbreviations for U.S. States, in alphabetical order:
Alabama > AL > L
Alaska > AK > K
Arizona > AZ > Z
The last state in the list is Massachusetts, so the next is Michigan
Michigan > MI > I

• Good work! That was fast!! Was it really that easy? – eedrah Oct 22 '17 at 7:53