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Click! The door swing open, to reveal a yellow room.

"It looks like a banana," you mutter as you walk in. Then you see the right wall. On it is something like a rock-climbing wall, only with letters instead of rocks. Each of the letters has a light underneath it, along with a button, presumably to select the letters of the answer. Cryptic instructions are printed to the right.

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  • $\begingroup$ I allowed this off-site. Don't worry. $\endgroup$ – Mithical Aug 2 '16 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ My god, what are you making? [REDACTED]? $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Aug 2 '16 at 20:04
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    $\begingroup$ @DanRussell No, we're making [extra redacted]. $\endgroup$ – Mithical Aug 2 '16 at 20:05
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In the puzzle, find the words: take one letter below the first. The letters beneath the first letter of each word spells out "barley"

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    $\begingroup$ Was quick! Would it have been any harder if the words were out of order on the side? $\endgroup$ – Scimonster Aug 2 '16 at 20:03
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    $\begingroup$ Originally I wasn't sure if I was on the right track until the letters spelled the word. Possibly scrambling the order of the letters in "barley" would be helpful. I enjoyed it though! $\endgroup$ – rlord3534 Aug 2 '16 at 20:06
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The answer is

Barley

Because

The puzzle is a word search. I have traced it out here - enter image description here
I have circled the first letter of each word in blue, per the instructions. They are -
E B L A Y R which I
unjumbled to

BARLEY

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    $\begingroup$ It's not even scrambled. Go in the order of the words on the side. $\endgroup$ – Scimonster Aug 2 '16 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ You're right - didn't even catch that. $\endgroup$ – Charlok Aug 2 '16 at 20:15

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