Initially, I dedicate this puzzle to Dr. Geri Hern. Then I dedicate it to Sherman, Curtis, and all the others who almost made it.
I heard many complaints that last week’s puzzle was too difficult. It was not solved until Thursday, and then only by the SDMB pro. Puzzles should not be so hard. I feel contrite. Yes I do.
Therefore, this week I decided to simply list a group that most everyone in the USA should recognize ASAP. However, when I tried to enter this easy list, something went wrong. There has been a glitch! 13 are missing…gone…AWOL! This unfortunately makes the set somewhat less obvious. I’m sorry.(LOL) But maybe someone here could fill in the blanks?
(1), S, (2), (3), ONRO, S, SON, VNURN, (4), TYR, PO, TYOR, OR, PR, UNN, NON, (5), RNT, YS, R, RTUR, VN, (6), VN, NY, (7), TT, (8), RN, OO, OOVR, (9), (10), SNOWR, NNY, (11), (12), OR, RTR, RN, US, (13)_____, US
PS: Numbers in parentheses are there only to number the blanks, and are not part of the set itself.
HINT?: Normally this is where I might put a hint. I don’t think that this is necessary today. I expect this puzzle to be solved PDQ. However, in the very unlikely event that SMP#5 remains unsolved, look for a hint tomorrow.