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    1st Official Clue

    Find the "keys" and answer the riddle and you should know the keyword. The solution is a single word.

    It's not a place, it's a yearning. It's not a race, it's a journey.

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    I am not sure if acronyms can be considered words, but all I can come up is

    DNA

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    I can duplicate this with one exception. The second to last word is MUST rather than WILL.
    I agree with myself and with the correction(which is what is clearly spelled out on my notes but my mind thought WILL. I guess I dont like being told that I MUST, dunno), Thanks Moscow.

    The 20 extra letters, keys, riddle, and headache are all still bottled up for me. Hope you all are doing well.

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    DNA is incorrect. Not a bad guess. But, then again, guessing probably won't help you.

    -Rusty

    It's not a place, it's a yearning. It's not a race, it's a journey.

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    I am getting nowhere with the riddle, so I thought I would throw some ideas in case they help someone else.

    We have 4 words that are not included in the encoded text: viral, spine, toil and kicker. Viral and spine were what made me think of DNA (which we already know is a wrong answer).

    Something that keeps jumping at me is the fact that the word toil is both in the encoded text (once decoded) and in the extra words. So maybe Toil is the key word.

    Or maybe we have to ignore it and try to solve the riddle hidden behind viral spine and kicker.

    Another idea I tried, was using the first letter of each one of the 4 words to pick up 4 letters from the text. V=22, S=19, T=20 and K=11

    Using the encoded text, that gives USEY
    With the decoded text the letters are EHAI

    None of which are words in English or anagram to a single word.

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    Super-surprise offical clue #2 coming soon...

    (because it's killing me to see you moving around the answer and not finding it)

    -Rusty

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    I think you should be looking at Spiral Vine as the first two and then that Kicker I am still Toil'n over.

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    Do we need a third offical clue, or is everybody going strong now?

    -Rusty

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    you can give us clue #2 and clue #3 both at the same time. Or #2 is already out and I am so dense that I cannot see it?

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    I cannot give you clue #2 and clue #3 both at the same time.

    -Rusty

    It's not a place, it's a yearning. It's not a race, it's a journey.

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