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This thing ran so fast! No one even had a chance to see what it was. As people recovered from the initial shock, a little note with handwriting lay on the ground:

First you must take a look

Next you can eat or cook

Then half the way around

You'll find me in a book!

Can you find it?

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh, no, I think you are talking about the waiter with the huge bill! $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Apr 4 '18 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ @rhsquared You are right it does bring Gordon Ramsay leaping out of the kitchen with a meat cleaver to mind, but I can assure you that culinary finesse isn't one of this thing's strongest points. $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Apr 4 '18 at 21:28
  • $\begingroup$ This is my first ever puzzle. I hope it conforms to expectations. $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Apr 4 '18 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio Answer found. Any feedback on style/tags/formulation welcome. $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Apr 5 '18 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ I’d say the current tags look good now $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 5 '18 at 14:08
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hmm first answer was wrong, but with help from Nikhil Eshvar things got better.

First you must take a look

probably C - solved by Nikhil Eshvar (C=see) (old answer ?first letter i (sounds like eye))

Next you can eat or cook

next letter p ? (sounds like pea - vegetable to eat raw or cook and eat)

Then half the way around

rotate p by 180 degrees to get d ? or could by half circle.. u? (or U turn!) (old answer ? C is half a circle and it is also rot13(p) (halfway around the alphabet) )

You'll find me in a book!

CPD or CPU -- maybe CPU in a macbookn or notebook ? ( old answer IPC google search brought up Inidian Penal Code in a book, but that sounds wrong.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, you are 25% the way there😊 Working out which is right sets the right approach. $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Apr 5 '18 at 7:43
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    $\begingroup$ What about "c" for First you must take a look? (I see = I 'c') $\endgroup$ – Nikhil Eshvar Apr 5 '18 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ @NikhilEshvar - ok, this may have unlocked the answer... $\endgroup$ – tom Apr 5 '18 at 11:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Sentinel - maybe this revised answer is correct - or at least closer after help from Nikhil Eshvar $\endgroup$ – tom Apr 5 '18 at 11:57
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    $\begingroup$ @tom You got it! It is the second variant with the letter that represents a type of road turn that is isn't a full circle. And yes, both types of book apply! :-) $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Apr 5 '18 at 14:01

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