Alphabet Spaghetti Puzzle - Solution

The Puzzle:

Alphabet Spaghetti

Spaghetti is famous for the way it all gets tangled up on the plate. Those of you who think they know their alphabet are bound to get all tangled up with this puzzle too, unless you read it and think about it very carefully!

What letter of the alphabet is the one which comes eight letters before the letter which comes five letters after the fourth appearance of the first letter to occur four times in this sentence?

Our Solution:


You get this by working backwards through the puzzle: the first letter to occur four times is t: WhaT leTTer of T....

Five letters after the fourth "t" is the letter "p", and eight letters before that is "r".

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt

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