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The door slides open, revealing a dimly-lit - you can't see how - small room, with a short wooden desk and a plastic swivel chair. On the desk is a keypad and several pieces of paper. You pick one of them up. It appears to be a crossword:
1. Los Angeles, operating system(4) 2. Back, if around climbing unfinished odd juice(1) 3. Most of the men within Japanese currency(19) 4. Hollow, idea covering starts newly designed internet(16) 5. Weird, crane following after(11) 9. Hidden strategy, pteropodans follow!(10) 10. Crocodile clipped impala's ends after a time(9) 12. Thousand glasses cover first sample of virus(12) 14. Inside each puzzled trier(2) 15. Ring man(13) 16. Queen and Rook, captured aces capturing time(5)
1. First, I became yours in chuckles without hugs(18) 4. It always saw left(8) 6. Completely empty page rust endlessly(3) 7. Endless tale going westwards met en route(17) 8. Gut less month, before unfinished trial(15) 9. Part of ten glands!(6) 11. Incomplete, army starts eliminating novices with one area(7) 13. Clumsy final destination, ends back(14)
Interesting, you think. You pick up the other papers. They appear to be the next stage of the puzzle:
A key for the next part is lost in the crossword above..Find it and go for the next part...
Nbznv. Jbvknu whtg. Jxqz - Vmpmurjz.
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