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I'm in a jam – cornered I am! –
No clue 'bout where to go
Here's what went down, a pretty gown
Some wine, a French chateau
She whispered underneath her breath
"Come dance with me and know
what's coming up – so far away –
oh darling, please follow!?"
I dropped my guise – to her surprise –
A short while we did dance
Some sultry tunes, by ...
Air brimming with romance!
Not before long – still going strong –
She suddenly went tense
"Follow my lead! You didn't heed! That's common 'agent' sense!"
"Relax my dear, why such a sneer?"
I said in my defence
"At my side of the floor I steer, your dance is quite.. intense!"
"No right to say! The way you sway! That's acrobatics on display!"
"It's just – my thing, I like to swing, but darling – listen – hey..."
"Well, I don't get what that's about, am I supposed to spell it out?!"
She uttered rather loud
Then, storming off into the night
Her face as flint, her lips so tight
As she was fading out of sight...
A tiny piece escaped her coat
A gust of wind, a whirling flight
A quickly scribbled, scrunched up note:
13.2/2.2-25.2/11.5-50.6/17.6-27.6/39.9-31.5/13.8-9.3/15.6-16.5/16.5-6.6/64-1.3/15.6-22.8/62-38.4/30-82.5/1-77.5/3-6.5/73.6-14.3/6.6-10.8/66-80/15.6
Now that's some story, right?

The floor

If only I knew where to fly
I'd try – again – to catch her eye
Find common ground – secrets aside –
Then, come eventual divide
Say properly goodbye

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    $\begingroup$ I think people are just too lazy to read all the poem :P Nice grid deduction, by the way. The poem is really neat too — is it an iambic octet/sestet? $\endgroup$ – North Apr 16 '18 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ FWIW, I think the length of the poem is fine... I just have no idea where to even start, let alone what I need to do after that. :) $\endgroup$ – Alconja Apr 23 '18 at 0:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Alconja, thanks for feedback, I think that's fine though, it's supposed to be a pretty hard riddle which can only work one way once you start having a fiddle. Some clues should tell you which way to choose, but I may have to up the ante a little. $\endgroup$ – OnlyF Apr 23 '18 at 6:29
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    $\begingroup$ OnlyF, I'd love to try and solve this. Do you think you might be able to add a hint? $\endgroup$ – Hugh Nov 30 '18 at 4:28
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    $\begingroup$ I just noticed: There are 34 spaces in the grid, 34 numbers on the note, and 34 lines in the poem. Maybe these three are related? $\endgroup$ – Reinier May 28 at 9:04

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