# Why is this Wrong? Pax Romana

What's wrong with this?

ABCDEFGILMNOPQRSTVXYZ

Pax Romana my friends. May the peace of Rome be upon us! Bless Caesar, Pax Romana.

Please explain thouroughly rather than just saying the answer or taking a random guess.

There is only one answer to this.

• J, U and W are missing??? – ibrahim mahrir Feb 17 '18 at 22:17
• Ahh but that would be too easy wouldn't my friend? – Prince North Læraðr Feb 17 '18 at 22:17
• I wouldn't make it that easy for you would I? – Prince North Læraðr Feb 17 '18 at 22:18
• The K and the H is also missing, I had to make a quick edit – Prince North Læraðr Feb 17 '18 at 22:20
• Since the OP has already accepted an answer, I guess the correct response is not "the tag kowledge is misspelled". – shoover Feb 18 '18 at 4:56

The alphabet should be ACDEFGIJLMNOPQRSTVXYZ instead.

Applying the Caesar Cipher to the missing letters in the original (HJKUW) we get IKLVX. If instead we add the J back and remove the B, the result is CILVX, the five smallest roman numerals.

Obviously, one also usually spells "of" with an "o" :-)

• Nice job, you got it. I seriously need to create a puzzle that doesn't take five munites for somebody to solve 😫😫😫😫 Especially afte spending several hours trying to make one. Back to the drawing board.... – Prince North Læraðr Feb 17 '18 at 22:34
• @North, for what it's worth, it was a very nice 5-minute puzzle. :-) – Bass Feb 17 '18 at 22:39
• @North I think this is your nicest one yet. I like the Roman/Caesar theme! – ferret Feb 18 '18 at 6:23

Cracked screen on phone like mine just about while trying to type the alphabet is the simplest answer.

• Which would be a good (and hilarious) answer if the question were tagged with lateral-thinking instead of knowledge and trivia :-) – Phylyp Feb 18 '18 at 6:45
• Creative and lol. +1 – Prince North Læraðr Feb 18 '18 at 15:55
• Now I'm confused what's the difference between critical and hilarious thinking and knowledge and trivia. I find humor in both. – user45538 Feb 19 '18 at 4:39