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Here's a real stumper:

There are 5 words:

QUOTE

TRUE

NURSE

SPUR

SLIM

From these 5 words, there is a connection that will reveal a single letter, what is it?

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    $\begingroup$ We may need a hint. $\endgroup$ – The Spartan Jan 11 '18 at 19:27
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I have this bizarre theory that it might be the letter

M

The words are related through

”Brain Damage” by Eminem.

Here’s how:

The first verse features a discussion between Mathers and the school NURSE.

The second verse QUOTEs a school bullying incident that apparently gave Mathers brain damage. It appears that at least the part of there being a bully named D’Angelo Bailey is TRUE: the song SPURred a lawsuit by that very same bully. The case received some attention, since the judge dropped the lawsuit, and even a couple of rhymes.

This all brings us back to the single letter by the following path:

Mathers -> SLIM Shady -> Eminem -> M&M -> M

..Yeah, I’m probably overthinking this by at least a factor of ten.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1. Just because I read EMINEM in there and I am a fanboy :) $\endgroup$ – prog_SAHIL Jan 5 '18 at 16:38
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My letter is:

$\pi$

Because:

The letters used are E, I, and 10 consecutive letters from L-U. Using $e$, $i$, and the digits 1 and 0, you can add $\pi$ to form $e^{i\pi} + 1 = 0$.

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  • $\begingroup$ But Pi isn't a letter in the standard alphabet, sadly. $\endgroup$ – user43851 Jan 8 '18 at 18:43
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This puzzle's been bugging me for a while, so I thought I'd take a crack at it.

I think the letter is

l

Which is a

lower-case "L"

Going word by word, you can construct a simple representation of each of them using it.

QUOTE

Quotation mark(s) " look like two tiny "l"s.

TRUE

The equals symbol = looks like two "l"s on top of each other.

NURSE

The symbol for a Hospital + looks like two "l"s, crossed.

SPUR

A simple spur x looks like two "l"s, crossed.

SLIM

A single "l" is pretty slim--as slim as letters go!

An argument could be made for the answer being

upper-case "I"

but that is a letter that appears in a clue word, while

lower-case "L"

does not.

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I think it is

A

Because

'A', although being a fairly common letter does not occur in any of these of this words. Also 'A' is the only vowel not present in these words.

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I'm not sure... The answer could be

U

Because

1. The letter "u" appears 4 times, which is uncommon in English.
2. The letter counts produce two individual "dots" and one "line", which is morse code for "u":
a
b
c
d
e ...
f
g
h
i .
j
k
l .
m .
n .
o .
p .
q .
r ...
s ...
t ..
u ....
v
w
x
y
z

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  • $\begingroup$ I really like this line of thought, the letter frequency is something I hadn't noticed. $\endgroup$ – user43851 Jan 8 '18 at 18:42
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I think it might be..

Y.

QUOTE

Got nothing yet.

TRUE

True/false can also be displayed as Y/N.

NURSE

Got nothing yet.

SPUR

If you look at a spur off of a boot from the top, it closely resembles the letter Y.

SLIM

The letter Y starts out wide and gets slimmer the further you go down.

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