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For my first puzzle on Stack Exchange,

I thought I'd start in the beginner range,

Feverishly close to the solution

Though beginners will take the revolution.

You aren't a beginner, so you can't get it right

Only a starter would see the light

Never so close, puts you in a slumber

Even or odd - what's the hidden number?

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I see

51 by taking the first letters of each line

Clues:

For my first puzzle on Stack Exchange,

"First"

I thought I'd start in the beginner range,

"Start"

Feverishly close to the solution
Though beginners will take the revolution.

"beginners"

You aren't a beginner, so you can't get it right

"beginner"

Only a starter would see the light

"starter"

Never so close, puts you in a slumber
Even or odd - what's the hidden number?

and in the title... "beginner"

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the right number, but your explanation is a small bit off. $\endgroup$ – XDVV Jun 19 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ Yep, well done. Correct answer and good explanation. $\endgroup$ – XDVV Jun 19 at 18:43

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