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"Whew," you exhale after making it through the maze alive. "That was tough."
After stopping to drink a bit of water from your backpack (did you forget that you had it? We mentioned it back in Clue Two), you start walking down thw drab, gray hallway. After about a minute and a half, you reach a door with a sign on it. And, of course, the keypad.
Resignedly, you start to read the sign, wishing that you weren't a [redacted].

Hello. Since you have done remarkably well surviving, we have present for you. It is: An easy clue!
Perhaps you require an explanation. Previously, you entered a maze, solved riddles, and decoded ciphers. But now, everything you need to know is on this sign. Good luck!

P.S.
Since we're being generous, you have three tries before it kills you. Good luck once again.


Next clue--->

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  • $\begingroup$ The backpack / water was in Clue 2, not 1 :) $\endgroup$ – GalacticCowboy Aug 4 '16 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ @GalacticCowboy Wow, someone noticed! :D Did you remember, or did you go check? $\endgroup$ – Mithical Aug 4 '16 at 13:31
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    $\begingroup$ I'm late to the party, so I just read it recently. :) $\endgroup$ – GalacticCowboy Aug 4 '16 at 13:31
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The answer is

pepper

which we find by

taking the first letter of each word in the blockquote with the last letter italicized

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