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Find these two words I holler.
One is just a color,
the other is the place of the crawler
but what's interesting indeed
is that one from the other we read
when not to spoil fun we agreed
within our very creed.

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The two words are:

GREEN and TERRA

One is just a color,

Green is a colour.

the other is the place of the crawler

Terra means 'earth', which is where many creepy-crawlies reside.

but what's interesting indeed
is that one from the other we read
when not to spoil fun we agreed
within our very creed.

The interesting thing about these words is that each becomes the other when their letters are shifted 13 positions in the alphabet (e.g. G is letter 7 - 13 positions along is T, which is letter 20).

Of course, performing such a 'Caesar shift' is a common practice on this site, used when one wishes to hide spoilers in a comment. We know it as 'rot-13'!

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  • $\begingroup$ Boy, that was fast!! I can't even accept it! $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2020 at 11:04
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    $\begingroup$ @GeorgeMenoutis Ha! Something just clicked straight away - I think these two words were once used in a "What is a... word" puzzle that relied on this trick, and it's something that's stayed in the back of my mind ever since! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jul 27, 2020 at 11:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv maybe you were thinking of this as I think you put in the comments of how you had nearly solved it :) $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2020 at 11:13
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Ah, that too, but I just found the one I meant! :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jul 27, 2020 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Oh, and another! No wonder this information came to mind so readily today... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jul 27, 2020 at 12:19

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