Missing You
By Brian Thompson
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First, notice that each line has just fewer than 26 letters. Furthermore, no line has any repeated letters. The title suggests examining the missing letters in each line.

Alphebetized:
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abcdef h j lm opqrstuvwxyz
abcde ghijklmn pqrstuvwxyz
abcd fg ijklmnopqrs uvwxyz
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Missing Letters:
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Anagramming each set of letters results in the phrase "the king of the jungle".


The answer to the puzzle is LION.