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Is appreciating Honest Abe easy for everyone? He was from Delaware I think. He was made into an effigy and ridiculed. But some say he loved a chai tea once in a while. He had a friend named Jake, a loyal companion. Jake shared tea with him, but took a lemon in his. You may wonder why I, the writer, am saying so much nonsense. This question probably wouldn’t stand out in a lineup. I guess I’m a rusty puzzler. Maybe I’ve been exposed to too many ultraviolet rays. Maybe it was when I came from City Jet airport? I actually don’t know why, see ya later... oh! Now I know...

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You are giving us

the alphabet

thus:

Is appreciating Honest /A/be ea/sy/ for everyone? He was from /Delaware/ I think. He was made into an /eff/i/gy/ and ridiculed. But some say he loved /a ch/ai/ tea once in a while. He had a friend named /Ja/ke, a/ loyal companion. Jake shared tea with him, but took /a l/em/on/ in his. You may wonder why /I, the writer/, am saying so much nonsense. This /question/ probably wouldn’t stand out in a lineup. I guess I’m /a r/us/ty/ puzzler. Maybe I’ve been exposed to too many /ultraviolet/ rays. Maybe it was when I came from /City Jet/ airport? I actually don’t know /why/, /see/ ya later... oh! Now I know...

where

Delaware = DE, I the writer = OP, question = Q, ultraviolet = UV, City Jet = WX. (The most non-obvious of these is the last: WX is the IATA code for the airline called City Jet.)

In fact it turns out

that Q was intended to be represented by "lineup" (= queue) rather than by "question". I don't see much to choose between those two interpretations...

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  • $\begingroup$ The alphabet. That's the gist. A rather simple puzzle. The remaining letters are more disguised as cryptic clues, synonyms, or acronyms. $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 14 '18 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, OK. All filled in, then. I wasn't sure whether I should be looking for something more... $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '18 at 21:10
  • $\begingroup$ Great! All except Q :) $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 14 '18 at 21:12
  • $\begingroup$ Then I guess kedarguru's answer has the intended identification for Q -- though I confess I don't see why it's better than mine :-). $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '18 at 22:06
  • $\begingroup$ Now I know... my ABCs! You got it. $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 15 '18 at 4:35
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Everything Gareth said, but solving for Q

"This question probably wouldn’t stand out in a lineup." What are you describing is a queue (or Q)

I like this one. Very fun puzzle!

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