Orange you glad it's not Lemon?

My friend gave me this note in class,

my very own third grade mathematics class!

But alas:

To little, my third grade-ly efforts amassed.

Again and again,

I wish I'd known then,

I needn't try to compute.

What was my little friend's favorite fruit?

65 27 66 49 54 32 17 62 44 30 71 59 19 68 48 67 62 38 67 21 24 64 54 57 43 67 37

84 66 67 68 71 65 66 80 65 54 87 54 61 83 49 88 57 64 78 67 57 62 51 76 50 73 50


Hint 1:

Although the poem will assist your journey,
About all but its plaintext, you needn't worry.

Hint 2:

This puzzle involves fewer than one cipher.

Hint 3:

The teacher said something 'bout a bug on the ceiling...
I'm sure that the lesson would have been revealing!

• @North Thanks for the consideration, but the answer to the question is not hinted to at all in the poem. The numbers hold the answer. Would this still be considered a riddle? Commented Apr 2, 2018 at 23:27
• I don't want to give too much away here of course, but the first hint is true at face value. The only thing you should pay attention to in the poem is what it is actually saying: no tricky trickery tricks. Commented Apr 2, 2018 at 23:36
• Alright, then you can reject the riddle tag added. However, I'd advise getting rid of the number-sequence tag, because number sequence is finding the next number in the sequence (hence its name) and it doesn't seem like your asking us to find the next number. Of course, disregard this comment if I am wrong. Commented Apr 2, 2018 at 23:38
• @North I thought the tag just indicated that the puzzle involved lists of numbers. Accordingly, I will now remove the tag. Commented Apr 2, 2018 at 23:41
• I cannot believe I didn't see this, especially when you consider this. Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 15:55