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Your best friend, the rabbit, was coming out of his burrow one morning and you happened to be nearby!

"Good morning, friend!" said the rabbit.

"Good morning!"

"I've got a puzzle for you... Think you can get me something to drink?"

"Hmm... What do you mean?" you replied.

The rabbit merely chuckled and gave you a small scrap of paper. With that, he continued to burrow into the ground!

EXEREDSEEND.HREENRRREVHS.TETTT.SEO.FUEHHHI......OEI

What did the rabbit want to drink?

Hint 1:

Since someone has already figured out the first part, I won't bother with hints about that. For the second part, a more general form of the numbers would be 6 4 1 3 3 7, though that won't be exactly what the rabbit wanted to drink!

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    $\begingroup$ It always makes me happy when I'm online and see a new puzzle of yours pop up, they are always so clever and unexpected! $\endgroup$ – Sciborg Aug 31 '20 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Sciborg -- That's really nice of you! I'm glad you enjoy them and you just made my day! $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Aug 31 '20 at 14:57
  • $\begingroup$ You might not tell of course, but is there rot13(nalguvat va gur chmmyr juvpu vaqvpngrf jung gb qb NSGRE gur svefg fgrc? Ab vqrn jung bgure guvatf V pna qb jvgu gur qrpelcgrq grkg) $\endgroup$ – Lukas Rotter Aug 31 '20 at 16:50
  • $\begingroup$ @LukasRotter -- Good question! Once you've gotten the first step, the clues for the next step are just what you decoded. You should post a partial answer if you've gotten the first step, though! $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Aug 31 '20 at 16:51
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Rabbit wants

Coffee (Dewey decimal 641.3373) as solved by LR

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh, that's what he wanted? Hmm... Thanks for letting me know, but I'm not sure I'll be giving him any! Good job, this is correct! $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Sep 1 '20 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Voldemort'sWrath I'm assuming he got the coffee from Dunkin' Donuts $\endgroup$ – ferret Sep 1 '20 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ @ferret -- Haha, maybe! The DD was to clue the Dewey Decimal system, though. $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Sep 1 '20 at 20:04
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[Partial] Ok I give up, somebody else solve this please, soon I will be AFK for one hour :)


First step:

Decrypt the given ciphertext using the Burrows-Wheeler transformation, clued by the word burrow. Result:
DD.SIX.FOUR.ONE.THREE.THREE.SEVEN.THREEHERE.IS.THE
which spells Here is the DD 6 4 1 3 3 7 3
Now figure out what DD means, I guess?
Here's what I've already tried with the number 6413373:
- A1Z26, A0Z25
- Dec -> Hex, Oct -> Hex
- Cryptogram
- (rab)bits don't produce alphanumeric characters when interpreted as ASCII
- Maybe an ID of some sort? Definitely not of a question on this site, way too large.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great start! Yes, you have to figure out what DD means! $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Aug 31 '20 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ Added a hint in case you wanna take a stab at the next part! $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Aug 31 '20 at 21:33

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